The Federation Council was the legislature of the United Federation of Planets. The Council was made up of Federation Councillors from its various member states and is presided over by the Federation President. Starfleet was answerable to the Federation Council.
The Council dispatched a mediator to Sherman's Planet after a trade dispute erupted between the planet and the surrounding Klingon colonies in 2371. (Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Messages From Home")
In 2372, Admiral James Leyton attempted to lead a coup d'état against the President and Council, which he felt were not able to met the growing threat of the Dominion. The coup failed due to the intervention of Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the USS Defiant. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")
The Federation Council condemned Alshain atrocities but due to the Federation's weakened state following the Dominion War and its resources stretched to the limit they were unable to take any further actions. (United Trek)
Following the end of the Federation Civil War the Council reneged on their promises to the Maquis, leaving them to fend for themselves against the . The Council would adopt an isolationist state for the several years.
Star Trek: Pioneer continuityEdit
In Star Trek: Pioneer, the Federation Council had chambers in Paris, France. The Council was presided over by a Secretary-General, much like the United Nations on Earth in the 20th century. The Secretary-General acts as the head of the legislative branch of the Federation government, while the President acts as the head of the executive branch. ("For Better or Worse")
- Jonathan Archer (Earth)
- Pereteca Kif (Betazed)
- Harry Potter (Hogwarts)
- Charivretha zh'Thane (Andoria)