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Statement on case of journalists Amanj Babani, Lana Muhammed and their son by Committee on Social Affairs, Protection of Women's Rights & Human Rights

Per Article 44 of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Internal Rules of Procedure, the Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament asked the Committee on Social Affairs, Protection of Women's Rights and Human Rights to follow up on the death of journalists Amanj Babani, Lana Mohammed and their son.

Committees' recent meetings - 7 November 2019

The Integrity and Complaints Committee decided to submit a report on the public's complaints about Garmian’s Directorate for Development Planning to the Kurdistan Region Integrity Commission. The Committee on Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Administrative Area and British Consulate officials discussed the situation in those areas and the violations against IDP voters' rights in the amended Iraq Provincial Elections Law. 

Committees’ recent meetings – 6 November 2019

The social affairs committee discussed the text of a bill on the rights and privileges of patients; The Legislative Committee discussed the bill on anti-smuggling of oil and oil products, and decided to submit it to Parliament's Presidency to be scheduled for its first reading.

Speaker Rewas Faiq holds meeting with Kurdistan Region President and Prime Minister on current situation in Iraq

To discuss the current uncertain political situation in Iraq and in the Middle East and its impact on the Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on 5 November chaired a meeting of the three presidencies of the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Secretary Muna Kahveci and several other officials participated in the meeting.

Statement on meeting of Iraqi President with Kurdistan's three presidencies and political parties

Statement on the 5th November meeting of the Iraqi President Barham Salih, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Rewaz Faiq, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci, and the representatives of political parties, on the current political situation in Iraq and its impact on the Kurdistan Region:

Committees’ recent meetings – 5 November 2019

The Peshmerga Committee visited Peshmerga Unit 80 to discuss Peshmerga's welfare, reform and transparency, and how to unify units 70 and 80 under the Peshmerga Ministry. The Commerce and Industry Committee discussed a bill on quality control in the Kurdistan Region, which consists of 11 articles. 

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami meets with Brookings Doha Center researchers

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 4 November received Mr. Galip Dalay, a researcher at the Brookings Insitution's Doha Centre, and Ms. Mariya Petkova, Deputy Editor at Al Jazeera English. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the Middle East.

Speaker Faiq: We ask Kurdistan Bar Association to use your talents in service of society

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 31 October at the Sixth Conference of the Kurdistan Bar Association called on lawyers to support Kurdistan Parliament’s legislative work and help identify deficiencies in the laws. She also warned of recent attempts in Iraq to undermine the constitutional powers of Kurdistan’s institutions.

Committees' recent meetings - 3 November 2019

The Culture Committee congratulated Slemani city on receiving UNESCO's designation as a creative city in the field of literature. The Finance Committee and British Consulate officials discussed the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad, and MPs said Kurdistan's government employees' salaries must be protected. The Integrity Committee submitted people's business investment problems to the Chairman of the Investment Board.

Committees' recent meetings - 31 October 2019

MPs discussed the impact of the current unrest and demonstrations in Iraq on Kurdistani areas outside the KRG Administrative Area. MPs are also concerned about the Iraqi Council of Representatives’ decision on 28th October to form a committee to amend the Iraqi Constitution, a decision made in the wake of the protests. The MPs stressed that people in the Kurdistani areas must be protected, fearing that amendments to the Constitution could undermine rights.