1067th meeting – 7 October 2009

Item 1.6

Enhanced dialogue between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers
(CM/Del/Dec(2009)1066/1.7 and CM(2009)142)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. approved the proposals for enhanced dialogue and co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers, as they appear in document CM(2009)142;

2. noted that their Chair would initiate an open-ended and inclusive process in the Committee of Ministers for the re-examination of the rules and procedures for future elections of the Secretary General in order to clarify the consultation processes between the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers and to strengthen the gender aspects;

3. noted that it was agreed in the Joint Committee on 1 October 2009, to ask the Secretary General to draw up a report under the authority of the Chair of the Committee of Ministers and the President of the Assembly on the items listed in part B of document CM(2009)142;

4. noted that the suggested measures or topics listed in Part B require thorough discussion both within the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly, with due regard to the role and prerogatives of both organs, that the items are listed without prejudice to the outcome of their consideration and that the list is not given in any priority order;

5. noted that it was also agreed that the report should be presented at the earliest opportunity and not later than October 2010, to a special meeting of the Joint Committee;

6. consequently decided to instruct the Secretary General to draw up the above-mentioned report and invited the Secretary General and their Chair to keep them regularly informed of progress in this respect with a view to ensuring an inclusive process of consultations in the Committee of Ministers.


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