Committees' recent meetings - 25 February 2021
Committees asked about the safety of diplomatic missions in Kurdistan Region; are asking the Peshmerga Ministry for clarification on implementing the Reform Law; and are discussing how to ensure that all bills promote gender equality.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs meet with KRG Health Minister Dr. Saman Barzinji
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and members of Parliament’s Health, Environment and Consumer Rights Committee on 25 February met with the KRG Health Minister Dr. Saman Barzinji, to follow up on the Ministry’s work, the Coronavirus situation and its implementation of legislation.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs congratulate Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Artak Apitonian on opening of Consulate General in Kurdistan Region
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and MPs on 24 February welcomed Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Artak Apitonian to the Kurdistan Parliament and congratulated him and his delegation on opening Armenia's Consulate General in Kurdistan Region.
Parliament's Presidency convey condolences to Kurdistan Region Vice President Mustafa Said Qadir
We are saddened to learn of the passing today of your father, Said Qadir Mustafa Aziz. Please accept our sincere condolences to you, your family and friends for your loss.
Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci conveys best wishes on 110th anniversary of Turkman journalism
On the 110th anniversary of the first issue of the Turkman newspaper Al-Hawadith, my warm congratulations go out to all writers, journalists, academics and intellectuals of the Kurdistan Region, and to Turkmen in particular.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs meet with Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Begard Talabani
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and members of Parliament’s Agriculture and Irrigation Committee on 23 February met with KRG Agriculture Minister Begard Talabani, to follow up on the Ministry’s work and on its implementation of laws in force.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami leads MPs’ meetings with judicial institutions and Justice Minister Dr. Farsat Ahmad
Kurdistan Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 21 February led MPs in meetings with the independent Judicial Council, the Shura Council and the KRG Ministry of Justice.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 111 members elected by popular vote every four years. Sixteen parties and lists are in the current parliament term that began in November 2018. Of these, eight are parties or lists that represent Turkmen, Christian and Armenian communities in Kurdistan Region. Of the 111 seats, 11 are reserved for these communities. By law, women must hold at least 30% of seats.
Texts of the laws passed by the Kurdistan Parliament - Iraq.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 19 standing committees that work on a wide range of subject areas. Much of parliament’s work takes place in these committees. Their mandate is to propose and study bills (draft laws) and look at suggested amendments. Committees scrutinize the government and other institutions, and examine issues of the day. They also represent the public by looking into their problems, complaints and requests.