Deputy Speaker Hawrami leads Parliament delegation to Bardarash and Akre districts
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and a cross-party group of MPs on 19 January went to Bardarash and Akre districts for meetings with local authorities, political parties and Parliament’s branch office, to look into the legal, administrative and services problems in the area.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Interior Committee meet with Interior Minister Rebar Ahmed
The meeting focused on the Interior Ministry's latest steps to implement the Reform Law and to reorganise the guards unit; the formation of a special force to prevent cross-border smuggling, and preparations for a retirement and pension bill for interior forces.
Committees' recent meetings - 21 January 2021
The Relations Committee, Minister Safeen Dizayee and the KRG's representatives abroad met online to discuss the challenges in the representatives' work and how to strengthen Kurdistan's diplomatic position.
Speaker Rewaz Faiq on Kurdistani Nwe newspaper's 29th anniversary: 'A proud and unique achievement in Kurdish journalism'
"Kurdistani Nwe freely mines political thought and literary genres with colour and diversity, covering many topics and aspects of life...it exemplifies the established heavyweight press, and adheres to journalism’s norms and responsibilities. I hope that it will continue on this path.
Committees' recent meetings - 20 January 2021
The Protection of Women's Rights Committee met with the National Democratic Institute; the Martyrs Committee and the Minister for Martyrs Affairs discussed the review of the list of former political prisoners as part of the reform process.
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.