Kurdistan Parliament's Committees
The Kurdistan Parliament has 19 standing committees that work on a wide range of policy areas. The committees are the backbone of Parliament’s work, they are where MPs hold most meetings with the Government, organizations and individuals, where they draft legislation and hold consultations.
The mandate of the committees is to study bills (draft laws), propose bills and give opinions, study suggested amendments, and to submit them to Parliament’s Presidency. Committees provide important input during the stages of passing a bill through Parliament into law.
Committees also scrutinize the performance of government institutions in their policy area, follow up on implementation of the law, 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.