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PACE commission didn’t support the idea to deprive Russia of the right to vote

2009-09-29 18:10

PACE Monitoring Commission didn't support Georgia's initiative to deprive Russia of the right to vote in the Assembly and made a decision to confirm the rights of the Russian delegation.


On October 1st the initiative remains in the agenda, but with the Commission's decision to support delegation's authority, announced Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the Russian delegation.

Yesterday Lluis Maria de Puig, PACE head, gave the Monitoring Committee 24 hours to analyze the aforesaid initiative of the Georgian MPs. The initiative was signed by 72 parliamentarians, with the minimum of 20.

Previously Georgia Times reported PACE commission declined some amendments on draft resolution on Caucasus.

On of these proposed to recognize President Medvdev's bill allowing usage of Russian Armed Forces outside the country, as contradicting the international law and threatening security of CE member countries. [The Russian Law on Defense was amended on August 10th ] .

Another amendment proposed consideration of suspending Russia's membership in the Council of Europe because of its alleged non-compliance with the demands for settlement of the situation around Abkhazia and South Ossetia.


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