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Alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct for PACE members: committee issues conclusions on complaint...

29/04/2022 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting today in Strasbourg, approved and made public a report on a complaint against Rosianne Cutajar (Malta, SOC) concerning alleged breaches of the Code of...

Alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct for PACE members - complaint concerning Rosianne Cutajar

03/11/2021 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

The PACE Rules Committee considered on 2 November the complaint against former Assembly member Rosianne Cutajar (Malta, SOC) regarding alleged violations of the Code of Conduct for members of the Parliamentary Assembly. The committee examined the allegations and decided, despite Ms Cutajar's...

Committee proposes explicit ban on sexual harassment or misconduct by PACE members

03/11/2021 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

PACE’s Rules Committee has proposed to revise the Assembly’s Code of Conduct for members to explicitly prohibit “sexism, harassment and sexual violence and misconduct”, and has outlined a procedure for investigating any cases of this behaviour. Approving a report by Thorhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir...

New guidelines on the scope of immunities enjoyed by PACE members

14/09/2021 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

PACE's Rules Committee has proposed a set of clear and objective criteria enabling the privileges and immunities granted to Assembly members to “serve their institutional purpose, while preventing the possible misuse of privileges by parliamentarians for personal purposes”. The 70-year-old system...

Promoting gender balance representation in the Assembly

08/09/2021 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

At its meeting held in Strasbourg today in hybrid mode, the Committee on Rules of Procedure made a set of proposals to promote gender balance in the Assembly by amending its Rules of Procedure. With regard to the composition of national delegations, the report by Nicole Trisse (France, ALDE...

Amending PACE Rules of procedure to better reflect developments in parliamentary practice

03/11/2020 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

Recalling that the Assembly’s decisions should be based on clear and effective parliamentary rules, the Committee on Rules of Procedure has proposed to amend PACE’s Rules to reflect changes in parliamentary practice and to clarify procedures where their application or interpretation has raised...

Rule changes proposed to enable remote or hybrid PACE plenary sessions

03/11/2020 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

In light of the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, PACE’s Rules Committee has proposed modifications to the Rules of Procedure to enable the Assembly to hold remote or hybrid plenary sessions in exceptional circumstances. Approving a report by Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC), the committee...

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

06/03/2020 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

The committee 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.

Swedish delegation comes top for voting at PACE in 2019

04/03/2020 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

Parliamentarians from Sweden, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria voted most often in plenary debates of the PACE during 2019, according to statistics made public today.

PACE committee’s response to corruption report detailed in new assessment

06/09/2019 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

A new report has listed the follow-up given by PACE’s Rules Committee to the conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Investigation Body which looked into allegations of corruption within the Assembly.

Expenditure of the Assembly for 2020-2021

11/06/2019 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

In adopting a draft resolution, the Committee on Rules of Procedure pointed out that, the Assembly, despite the uncertainties over the Organisation's budget, should continue to be the political driving force of the '47'.

Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe 2020-2021

11/06/2019 | Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

In adopting a draft opinion, the committee pointed out that, despite a context of uncertainty, budget for 2020-2021 shows a willingness to promote an Organisation that is confident in its know-how and expertise.