on the duration of the term of office of the Deputy Secretary General
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 1 February 2012
at the 1132nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 36.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe,
Having regard to the Rules of Procedure for appointment to the posts of Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly having the rank of Deputy Secretary General;
Having agreed with the Parliamentary Assembly in the Joint Committee on 26 January 2012 to the Secretary General’s proposal to shorten on an exceptional basis the duration of the term of office of the next Deputy Secretary General to three years in order to ensure a sequence in the elections of Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, allowing complementarity between the profiles of the two post holders,
Decides that the duration of term of office of the next Deputy Secretary General shall be shortened exceptionally to three years from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2015.