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Kurdistan Parliament's Committees

The Kurdistan Parliament has 15 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 study bills (draft laws), propose bills and give opinions, study suggested amendments, and to submit them to Parliament’s leadership. Committees provide important input during the stages of passing a bill through Parliament into law. Committees also scrutinise the performance of government institutions in their area of work, and take evidence and opinions from experts and civil society. These mandates are in Article 38 of parliament’s procedural rules. 

According to Article 37 of Parliament’s procedural rules, committees are formed at the first session following a parliamentary election.

Standing Committees

Click on a committee to see its members

Legislative Committee

Finance and Economic Affairs

Peshmerga, Interior, Security and Local Councils

Agriculture and Irrigation

Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research

Health, Environment and Consumer Rights

Martyrs’ Affairs, Genocide and Political Prisoners

Relations and Kurdish Diaspora

Kurdistani Areas outside KRG Administrative Area

Energy, Natural Resources, Commerce and Industry

Municipalities, Transport, Communication, Travel, Tourism, Reconstruction and Investment

Culture, Civil Society , Sports and Youth

Integrity, Parliament Affairs and Complaints

Endowments and Religious Affairs

Social Affairs, Protection of Women's Rights, and Human Rights