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Committee proposes procedure allowing for the dismissal of Assembly members holding high elective office

PACE's Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs today made public a draft resolution on the “Recognition and implementation of the principle of accountability in the Parliamentary Assembly”, adopted at its meeting in Paris on 2 June.

The report by Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC), approved by the committee, proposes amending the Assembly's Rules of Procedure and instituting “a procedure to bring into play the institutional accountability of holders of elective offices within the Assembly and to dismiss them during their term of office”.

This report will be debated on Tuesday 27 June (morning), during the next PACE session in Strasbourg (26-30 June 2017).