Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/962/3.2b and c 12 April 20061

962 Meeting, 26 April 2006
3 Parliamentary Assembly

3.2 Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

b. Written Question No. 480 by Mr Kocharyan: “Urgency of preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian Mediaeval Cemetery of the Old Town of Julfa in the Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan of Azerbaijan”
c. Written Question No. 483 by Mr Huseynov: “Inadmissibility of Armenia’s (occupier) membership of the Council of Europe for violating fundamental principles and the main criteria of this Organisation”

Reference documents
CM/Del/Dec(2006)954/3.2a, CM(2006)8
CM/Del/Dec(2006)956/3.2b, CM(2006)24


Concerning Written Questions Nos. 480 and 483, the Chairman of the Deputies informs the Committee that the consultations he held with the delegations concerned did not make for agreement on consensual replies. Consequently, in accordance with the procedure to be followed for Written Questions, in case it appears impossible to agree on a reply2, he has sent to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly a letter dated 11 April 2006 (see DD(2006)215).

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.

2 Procedure approved by the Deputies at their 880th meeting (7 April 2004) (document CM/Bur/Del(2004)7):

Note "14. If a consensus cannot be reached following the procedures set out in paragraph 4 above in a reasonable timeframe, the Chair of the Deputies should hold further consultations with the delegations concerned. If these consultations fail to find an agreed reply, the Chair of the Deputies will inform the President of the Assembly that the Committee is unable to agree on a reply to the written question with a balanced and purely objective explanation of the reasons why it could not do so. In this case, once the text of the reply has been finalised, after consultations with the parties concerned, and approved by the Chair of the Deputies, a copy will be distributed to delegations. It is clear that responsibility for the wording of the reply would lie with the Chair."



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