Order of Business for 29 September 2020: Vote on Bill on Responsibility of Government Employees
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 2pm – the seventh ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets Norwegian Embassy's First Secretary Ole Denstad
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 27 September welcomed Mr Ole Denstad, the new First Secretary of the Norwegian Embassy in Jordan, with responsibility for humanitarian and political affairs in Iraq.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami thanks Greece’s outgoing Consul General
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 28 September met with the outgoing Greek Consul General in Kurdistan Region, Efthymios Costopoulos. They discussed the political, economic and health situation, and relations between Kurdistan and Greece.
Speaker Rewas Faiq chairs meeting on Bill on Sale and Lease of Public Assets
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 22 September chaired a Finance and Economic Affairs Committee meeting to review and continue drafting the Bill on the Sale and Lease of Public Assets.
Committees’ recent meetings – 24 September 2020
MPs went to Chamchamal to look into the killing of two young women. Committees are working on legislation on the sale and lease of public assets, on the import and sale of oil products, on reparations for genocide survivors, and on the Kurdish Diaspora.
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.