Legislative Committee meets with Yazda Yazidi organiziation and UNITAD on Bill on Special Court for Crimes of ISIS
Kurdistan Parliament’s Legislative Committee on 16 June met with Yazda, a multi-national Yazidi NGO, and UNITAD, to discuss the Bill on the Special Court in Kurdistan Region - Iraq for Crimes by ISIS.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Catalonia political and civil society delegation
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 19 June welcomed a delegation from Catalonia, led by Member of the Catalonian Parliament Ruben Wagensberg. They discussed the political and humanitarian situation in Kurdistan Region and ways to build closer ties between the two parliaments.
Committees' recent meetings - 16 June 2021
A summary of Kurdistan Parliament's committees' recent work and activities.
Speaker Rewaz Faiq discusses Bill on Special Court for Crimes by ISIS with Russia’s Consul General Oleg Levin
15 June - Speaker Faiq said to Russia's Consul General Oleg Levin, "We need to understand the level of cooperation with us in terms of the international community’s constitutional, legal, financial and security support for such a court.”
Speaker Rewaz Faiq discusses Bill on Special Court for Crimes by ISIS with China’s and Germany’s consul generals in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 16 June continued her meetings with foreign diplomats based in Kurdistan Region to discuss the Bill to Establish the Special Court for Crimes by ISIS. The Speaker met separately with China’s Consul General Ni-Ruchi and Germany’s Acting Consul General Sven Krauspe.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets with United States Institute of Peace MENA Director Dr. Elie Abouaoun
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 16 June met with the United States Institute of Peace Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs, Dr. Elie Abouaoun. They discussed the political, security and humanitarian situation in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistani areas outside the KRG, and the rest of Iraq.
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.