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Committees' recent meetings - 23 May 2021

Committees looked into Parliament's budget and expenditure and are working on amendments to laws on the Integrity Commission and on the Rights and Privileges of Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs. 

Speaker Rewaz Faiq at conference on a Kurdistan Constitution: Unity can be built by putting the citizens and their rights at the centre

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 19 May spoke at a major conference in Erbil on drafting a constitution for the Kurdistan Region. She said that the Kurdistani people have the right to a constitution, and unity can be built around citizens' rights and demands in the constitution.

Secretary Muna Kahveci speaks on rights of ethnic and religious communities in a future Kurdistan Constitution

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 19 May spoke at a major conference on the idea of a Constitution for the Kurdistan Region, saying that while the rights of Kurdistan’s original communities are enshrined in law, a modern constitution would more fully determine their rights.

Parliament passes Law on Electricity Ministry

The Kurdistan Parliament on 18 May held a sitting presided over by the Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, for first readings of several bills. MPs also passed the Law on the Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan Region and approved Ms. Muni Yukhna Yaqu for the post of the Head of the Independent Human Rights Commission.

Committees' recent meetings - 20 May 2021

The Finance Committee met separately with the KRG minister of interior, Peshmerga and martyrs' affairs to question them about the KRG's second report on implementation of the Reform Law.

Statement by Parliament's Culture Committee on media coverage of young man's self-immolation

The irresponsible and unethical way that the media covered a young man setting himself on fire in front of the UN headquarters in Erbil has led to condemnation of the media and calls for changes to media regulation in Kurdistan.

Parliament Presidency's statement on 29th anniversary of first Kurdistan parliamentary election

The election and the vote of confidence given to the first KRG cabinet were pivotal and embodied the people's will and desire for self-government and democracy, for those who were oppressed to achieve their legitimate political, civil and cultural rights.

Speaker Rewaz Faiq's message on fourth anniversary of death of Nawshirwan Mustafa

Four years since the passing of Nawshirwan Mustafa Amin, we remember and honour this great intellectual and politician of our nation, and we continue to mourn our loss.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs visit Kurdistan Teachers Union on their 59th anniversary

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and MPs on 17 May visited the Kurdistan Teachers Union (KTU) to congratulate them on their 59th anniversary and to discuss their concerns and problems. 

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami meets with Germany's Consul General Klemens Semtner

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 17 May welcomed Germany's Consul General, Klemens Semtner. They discussed the Kurdistan Region budget preparations, the Bill on the Court for Crimes by ISIS, the reform process and parliament capacity-building.