The Committee prepared the Opinion of the Parliamentary Assembly, adopted unanimously on 15 March 2022, which led to the expulsion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe, as decided by the Committee of Ministers the following day. Since then, the Committee has continued to examine the unfolding Russian aggression against Ukraine, with an emphasis on its political consequences.
Terms of reference
The committee scrutinises political matters falling within the Council of Europe's mandate and deals with urgent political situations and crises in the organisation's member states.
Members of the committee
Members of the sub-committees
Ms Sonia SIRTORI
Head of the Secretariat 6.009+33/3 88.41.2370 Ms Agnes KERTESZ
Senior Political Adviser 6.010+33/3 90.21.4168 Mr Pavel CHEVTCHENKO
Secretary 6.015+33/3 88.41.3835 Mr John DORBER
Co-Secretary 6.011+33/3 90.21.5161 Mr Cesare COLOMBO
Co-Secretary 6.014+33/3 88.41.2168 Ms Nicola STEMP
Administrative assistant 6.008+33/3 88.41.2123 Mme Frédérique BONIFAIX
Assistant 6.012+33/3 88.41.2005