Parliamentarians might be exposed during their term of office
to conflicts of interest or corruption. The nature of rapporteurs’
duties leaves them more heavily exposed to political, economic or
financial pressures, which may emanate from public authorities or
private interests. The Parliamentary Assembly may therefore justifiably expect
its rapporteurs to comply with certain rules of ethical behaviour
and professional conduct in the exercise of their duties.
The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional
Affairs proposes to introduce in the Rules of Procedure a provision
stipulating that Assembly rapporteurs shall comply with the rules
set forth in a code of conduct in the exercise of their duties.