In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 2, add the following sentence:
"The Assembly also recalls that although the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5, “the Convention”) does not contain an explicit right to a healthy environment, the European Court of Human Rights has established, though its case law, that in certain circumstances, States Parties have positive obligations to adopt reasonable and adequate measures to protect the rights of individuals if their well-being might be affected by environmental damage".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 3, replace the words "pursuant to the commitments it made" with the following words:
"pursuant to commitments made by Council of Europe member States"
In the draft resolution, paragraph 3, replace the second sentence with the following sentence:
"The Assembly underlines that any measures aiming at equipping our societies to cope with the impact and the threats of global warming must adhere to the principles of the rule of law".
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 3, insert the following paragraph:
"The Assembly recalls the reflection it has undertaken on the notion of the rule of law, in particular in Resolution 1594 (2007) “The principle of the ‘Rule of Law’” and in Resolution 2187 (2017) “Venice Commission’s Rule of Law Checklist”. It reiterates that its core elements are legality, including a transparent, accountable and democratic process for enacting law, legal certainty, prohibition of arbitrariness, access to justice before independent and impartial courts, including judicial review of administrative acts, respect for human rights, and non-discrimination and equality before the law, which are to be respected at all times".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 4.1, replace the word "adopt" with the following words:
"promote the rule of law and to employ a transparent, accountable and democratic legislative process for implementing"
In the draft recommendation, after paragraph 5.3, insert the following paragraph:
"strengthen co-operation with other international organisations, in particular the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, and the European Union, in order to consolidate efforts in tackling climate crisis issues".