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Joint Committee of Ministers/PACE procedure: committee proposes changes to the Assembly's Rules of Procedure

Adopting a report by Sir Edward Leigh (United Kingdom, EC/DA), the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs proposed to amend the Assembly's Rules of Procedure to enable the implementation of a complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations, as decided by PACE last January in its Resolution 2319 (2020).

These changes, the text adopted by the committee underlines, concern the conditions for initiating this procedure and the conditions for voting on an Assembly decision initiating this procedure.