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Summer Session 2019

Report on PACE decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

Strasbourg, 24-28 June 2019

A debate on the decision-making process of the Assembly concerning credentials and voting was a highlight of the Summer session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), which took place in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 June.

During the session, PACE elected a new Secretary General of the Organisation. On 24 June, Amélie de Montchalin, French Minister of State for European Affairs, presented the Communication from the Committee of Ministers, and on 26 June, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, addressed the Assembly.

Items on the agenda included a debate on Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the rule of law in Malta; a joint debate on combating violence against women and achieving gender equality; stopping violence against children, and ending with coercion in mental health.

The Assembly also discussed the situation in Syria, post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and pushback action by member States, as well as the budget of the Council of Europe and PACE. A free debate was also on the agenda.

Reports and opinions

Monday 24 June 2019

Doc. 14913 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14916 rev (Parliamentary questions) Parliamentary question to the Chairperson-in-Office of the Committee of Ministers Doc. 14900 (Report) Strengthening the decision-making process of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning credentials and voting

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Doc. 14911 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (12 April-23 June 2019) Doc. 14911 Add. 1 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (24 June 2019) Doc. 14911 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14912 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the second and the third part of the 2019 Ordinary Session Doc. 14903 (Report) Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe for the biennium 2020-2021 Doc. 14901 (Report) Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2020-2021 Doc. 14908 (Report) The Istanbul Convention on violence against women: achievements and challenges Doc. 14907 (Report) Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Doc. 14883 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Estonia Doc. 14884 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Germany Doc. 14911 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14915 (Communication) Election of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Doc. 14895 (Report) Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach Doc. 14910 (Committee Opinion) Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach Doc. 14906 (Report) Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges Doc. 14922 (Report) Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation

Thursday 27 June 2019

Doc. 14884 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Germany Doc. 14911 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14894 (Report) Ending violence against children: a Council of Europe contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals Doc. 14905 (Report) Stop violence against, and exploitation of, migrant children Doc. 14919 (Committee Opinion) Stop violence against, and exploitation of, migrant children Doc. 14904 (Report) Post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria Doc. 14904 (Report) Post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria Doc. 14902 (Report) Shedding light on the murder of Boris Nemtsov

Friday 28 June 2019

Doc. 14909 (Report) Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States Doc. 14911 Add. 3 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (28 June 2019) Doc. 14889 (Report) Situation in Syria: prospects for a political solution?

Verbatim records

Date Morning Afternoon
Monday 24 June
Tuesday 25 June
Wednesday 26 June
Thursday 27 June
Friday 28 June

Speakers list

Date Lists
Monday 24 June 1 2
Tuesday 25 June 1 2 3
Wednesday 26 June 1 2 3 4
Thursday 27 June 1 2
Friday 28 June 1 2 3

votes

Voting results

Participation in votes (statistics)

Participation in elections:
Tuesday 25 June: afternoon
Wednesday 26 June: morning, afternoon
Thursday 27 June: morning, afternoon

Multimedia resources

Date Morning Afternoon
Monday 24 June OV EN OV EN OV EN
Tuesday 25 June OV EN OV EN
Wednesday 26 June OV EN OV EN
Thursday 27 June OV EN OV EN
Friday 28 June OV EN

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Summer Session 2019