CM(2006)146 Vol 1 Addendum 2 5 October 20061
980 Meeting, 21-23 November 2006
11 Administration and logistics
11.1 Draft Budget for 2007
Activities carried over from 2006
1st PART – ORDINARY BUDGET
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OVER FROM 2006
The resources enhancement programme of the Court for the 2006-2008 period foresaw the creation of 46 positions with an average date of recruitment as from October for 2006.
The competitions or appointment procedures are still taking place for about thirty of these posts but the arrival of certain staff who will be recruited from the outside cannot take place before the start of 2007. Therefore, expenditure which is incurred upon the physical arrival of staff (Settling-in/removals allowance) cannot be totally spent in the 2006 financial year. It should be noted that the offices of these new arrivals will already have been equipped in 2006 and that it will not be necessary to carry over appropriations connected to this type of expenditure.
In this context the Secretariat proposes making recourse to Article 27 of the Financial Regulations. This article concerns carrying forward to future financial years programmes for which the execution would have been delayed, as well as carrying forward corresponding appropriations:
“In presenting the draft Budget, the Secretary General may request the Committee of Ministers to permit the carry-over to it of appropriations in the current Budget which relate to any programmes whose execution has suffered delay. Such request shall be supported by the necessary explanations. They shall not be made in respect of appropriations for normal running expenses.
The carry-over of appropriations shall automatically entail the carry-over of the corresponding financial cover.”
In consequence, the Secretariat proposes the following ad hoc budget for 2007.2
DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUDGETS OF EXPENSES AND RECEIPTS
BUDGET OF EXPENDITURE
VOTE IV – EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
SUB-HEAD 0410-I - STAFF RELATED EXPENDITURE 209 200 €
BUDGET OF RECEIPTS
SUB-HEAD 9999315 - APPROPRIATIONS CARRIED OVER FROM THE
FINANCIAL YEAR 2006 209 200€
Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.
Note 2 The Budget Committee will examine this item at their meeting on 9-13 October 2006.