Parliament holds first reading of bills on education and private universities; discusses salaries problem
Parliament on 30 November held the first readings of the Bill on Education and Study, and of the first amendments to the Law on Private Universities. MPs called for discussion about the public salaries crisis, and the majority voted to hold a separate sitting on the issue in the presence of the KRG’s negotiating team for the outstanding issues with Baghdad.
Committees' recent meetings - 3 December 2020
The Interior Committee and Interior Ministry officials discussed the lack of opportunity for promotions due to senior ranks exceeding their legal terms in their posts, and the reorganization of all guard forces into one guard unit.
Committees' recent meetings - 1 December 2020
Committees will ask the Government about its latest education plans during this Coronavirus pandemic and will ask it to open schools this week; they will also ask the Office for NGOs to have better oversight of NGOs whose remit is to help martyrs’ families.
Parliament’s Presidency conveys condolences on passing of Edo Baba Sheikh
Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency on 29 November conveyed their condolences on the passing of Edo Baba Sheikh, who was an intellectual and MP in Kurdistan Parliament’s first term, in the following message:
Order of Business for Sitting of 30 November 2020
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 30th November 2020 at 11am, the 11th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
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.