Committees’ recent meetings – 29 July 2021
Committees worked on several bills and also discussed the current dangerous wave of the Coronavirus and the 12th grade high school exams.
Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami welcomes new US Consul General Robert Palladino
Deputy Speaker Hawrami congratulated Consul General Palladino on his posting in Kurdistan Region and wished him success. He said, "The Kurdistan Region and Kurdistan Parliament appreciate our historic partnership and friendship with the United States, and the United States’ support for the people of Kurdistan at many stages."
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes Iraqi Cardinal Patriarch Louis Sako
Speaker Faiq and HB Patriarch Louis Sako discussed the current situation in Kurdistan Region, the peaceful coexistence between all ethnic and religious communities, and the steps in the drafting of the Kurdistan Constitution.
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami welcomes Iraqi Cardinal Patriarch Louis Sako
Deputy Speaker Hawrami explained the political and legislative efforts to draft the Kurdistan Constitution, and Kurdistan Parliament’s resolve that Kurdistan Region should have its own Constitution and that within it the rights of the ethnic and religious components be protected.
Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee thanks Belgian Parliament for recognition of Yazidi Genocide
We thank Belgium’s House of Representatives for their recognition of the genocide against the Yazidis, and we thank each and every member of the Belgian Parliament who voted on this important issue that shook humanity’s conscience.
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq thanks Belgium’s and Holland’s houses of representatives for recognizing Yazidi Genocide
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq wrote to the lower chambers of Parliament of both the Netherlands and Belgium to thank and commend them for their humane stance in recognizing the crimes committed against the Yazidi Kurds by the terrorist organization ISIS, as crimes of genocide.
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.