Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe
First session held 10 Aug 1949, with 2 statutory organs, the Committee of Ministers (CM) and a Consultative Assembly, which was the first international parliamentary assembly in history; not a legislative body, but a deliberative and initiating organ for political and other matters dealt with by the D-XD0435 - Council of Europe (CE).
Achieve greater unity between members to safeguard and promote the ideals and principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in order to facilitate economic and social progress; maintain dialogue with governments, national parliaments, international organisations and civil society; set the agenda through provision of texts that filter down through law and practice to improve the lives of Europeans.
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Annual Sessions divided into 4 parts (January, April, June, September/October). Members (324) are elected or appointed by their national or federal parliaments, the numbers representing each country depend on population size. Each national delegation has an equal number of substitutes. National delegations reflect the strength of political parties in the national parliament and should include members of the under-represented sex in the same percentage as in their parliaments and at least one member of the under-represented sex is appointed as a representative. Representatives form political groups (5): F-XF3609 - Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE); F-XF1521 - European Conservatives Group (EC); F-XE0465 - Group of the European People's Party; F-XF1472 - Group of the Unified European Left (UEL); F-XF3610 - Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group (SOC). Presidential Committee; Bureau of the Assembly; Joint Committee; Standing Committee; Assembly Committees (9) and sub-committees (20), as well as ad hoc committees set up by the Assembly from among its members.
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