Committees' recent meetings - 14 April to 28 May 2023
The committees met with a US workers' rights organization, discussed healthcare in Halabja, national and generator electricity problems, legalizing and registering ownership of residential land, and commemorated genocide anniversaries.
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami's statement on manipulations and changes to articles 13 and 14 of Iraq's Budget Bill
I am very concerned by the attempts of a number of MPs in the Iraqi Parliament’s Finance Committee to manipulate the rights and entitlements of the people of Kurdistan and forcibly reduce Kurdistan Region’s constitutional powers.
Secretary Muna Kahveci's statement on manipulation of Kurdistan Region's share in Iraq's Budget Bill
I am very concerned by the Iraqi Parliament’s Finance Committee’s latest manoeuvres to change some provisions of the Iraqi budget bill and thereby undermine the Kurdistan Region’s constitutional rights. I believe that this manipulation will impede the passage of the federal budget bill.
Parliament renews mandate of Kurdistan High Election and Referendum Commission with 58 votes
On Monday 22nd May 2023, presided by the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq, and with the attendance of the Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and Parliament Secretary Muna Kahevi, the fourth ordinary sitting of the spring season of the fifth year of the fifth term of Parliament was held.
Additional item on the Order of Business of the Parliament sitting of 22 May 2023
The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament informed all of the Members of the Parliament in a written statement that a third item has been added to the order of business (agenda) of the fourth ordinary sitting on Monday, 22nd May 2023. The written statement is the following:
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci meet with consuls general and diplomatic officials of US, UK, EU member states
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci on 21 May 2023 met with diplomatic officials of the US, UK, EU and several EU member states to discuss the next Parliament elections and the current political situation.
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.