Order of Business for sitting of 29th November 2022
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 11am, the 14th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
Women's Rights Committee's statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism
Even now, barriers to achieving women's rights are created and women’s rights issues are used to score political points and to serve personal political interests. Despite this, we promise to work with logic and calm and have objective discussions to remove these barriers.
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes Norway’s Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Espen Lindbæck
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 22 November 2022 welcomed Norway’s Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Espen Lindbæck, and his delegation. They had a wide-ranging discussion about the political situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami welcomes Norway’s Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Espen Lindbæck
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 22 November 2022 welcomed Norway’s Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Espen Lindbæck, and his delegation. They discussed the political, economic and security situation in Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and developments in the wider region.
Parliament strongly condemns Iran's latest missile and drone attacks on Erbil and Slemani governorates
The Kurdistan Parliament strongly condemns the latest missile and drone attacks by the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the night of 20 to 21 November, on areas in Erbil and Slemani governorates.
Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq conveys condolences over gas tank explosion in Duhok
I am very saddened to learn that once again, lives have been lost in a residential gas tank explosion, this time in Duhok governorate. My sincere condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of this horrific accident, and I hope for the speedy recovery of the injured.
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.