Committees' recent meetings - 17 May 2022
Committees discussed prisons and social care, delays in paying public sector pensions, recent conflict in Shengal, the anti-domestic violence bill and amending the law on private universities.
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq conveys best wishes to Kurdistan Teachers Union on 60th anniversary
We in the Kurdistan Parliament fully support your union’s democratic and civil-society efforts to be of greater service to Kurdistan's teachers and to help them earn a better livelihood that properly repays their efforts and sacrifices.
Committees' recent meetings - 12 May 2022
Committees discussed household smart water meters, the Education Bill, food standards regulation, egg producers' demands and they worked on several bills.
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami meets with Jordan’s Consul General Mr. Fuad Al Majali
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 15 May 2022 met with Mr. Fuad Al Majali, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s Consul General in Kurdistan Region.
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami meets with Italy’s Consul Mr. Michele Camerota
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 15 May 2022 welcomed Mr. Michele Camerota, Italy’s Consul in Kurdistan Region. They discussed the political situation in Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the wider region, the next Kurdistan Parliament election and strengthening relations in many areas.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs convey condolences to UAE Consul General on passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and several MPs on 15 May 2022 visited the Consul General of the UAE Mr. Ahmed Aldhaheri to convey their condolences on the passing of the UAE's President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes Czech Republic’s new Consul General Mr. Karel Kortanek
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 11 May 2022 welcomed Mr. Karel Kortanek, the Czech Republic’s new General Consul in Kurdistan Region. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan and Iraq, and the challenges to holding the next Kurdistan Parliament election.
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.