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Sessions of the Assembly

Future part-sessions

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sessions of the Assembly

The Assembly shall hold each year an ordinary session, divided into several part-sessions.

The dates of the sessions shall be fixed by the Assembly or by the Standing Committee or, failing that, by the Bureau in such a way that representatives and substitutes may be notified personally not less than three weeks beforehand.

The Assembly may be convened in extraordinary session by agreement between the President of the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers, at the initiative of either.

Ordinary sessions of the Assembly shall be held at the seat of the Council of Europe unless the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers agree that they should be held elsewhere. Extraordinary sessions shall be held at such place as shall be decided by agreement between the President of the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers.

The period during which the Assembly shall meet in ordinary session shall not exceed a total of thirty-one days unless the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers agree otherwise. Extraordinary sessions shall end when the agenda is finished.

(Source : Articles 1 to 4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly)