Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq sends Reform Law to President Nechirvan Barzani for enactment
Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq has sent the Reform Law to the President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani.
Committees’ recent meetings – 22 January 2020
Parliament's Health Committee held a workshop with experts on preparing the Bill on Healthcare Workers Rights and Responsibilities; the Agriculture Committee will look into the problems facing Kurdistan's beekeepers.
Parliament passes Law on Reform of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits
The Kurdistan Parliament on 16 January passed the Reform Law, with 89 MPs (out of 111 seats) voting in favour of the law. The aim of the Law on Reform of Pensions, Salaries, Allowances, Grants and Other Benefits is to bring fairness to the system of government employees’ and others’ salaries, pensions and benefits. It also aims to reduce waste of government resources and public funds.
Parliament committees look into death of Majid Haruti
Kurdistan Parliament's Peshmerga Committee and Human Rights and Social Affairs Committee look into the death of Majid Haruti and will send their findings to Parliament's Presidency.
Committees’ recent meetings – 21 January 2020
The Relations Committee and Minister Safeen Dizayee, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations discussed drafting a Kurdish Diaspora Bill. The Education Committee has received the Education Bill from the KRG Education Ministry and will collate their comments and suggestions on it.
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.