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Parliament’s Presidency announces end of spring term of Parliament

Per Resolution number 6 of 2020, Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency announces the end of the spring term of the second year of the fifth term of Parliament on 31 July 2020. From 1 August 2020, Parliament will be in recess.

Parliament publishes quantitative assessment of committees’ performance over past seven months

The Kurdistan Parliament on 29 July published its quantitative assessment of all the Parliament committees’ performance so far this year. The quantitative assessment uses clear, measurable criteria. The two best performing were the Social Affairs and Protection of Human Rights Committee, and the Martyrs’ Affairs, Genocide and Political Prisoners Committee.

Committees’ recent meetings – 30 July 2020

Latest news from the Women's Rights, Martyrs' Affairs and Parliament Affairs committees. 

Committees’ recent meetings – 26 July 2020

In their recent meetings, Parliament's committees looked into the death of Kamal Karim Hamadamin, an inmate in Erbil prison, met with the Integrity Commission, discussed education and higher education problems, and met with Kurdistan's potato farmers. 

Parliament's Presidency congratulate Gorran Movement on 11th anniversary

The Change Movement as a political party has been very active in Parliament, is a key partner in the Kurdistan Regional Government coalition, and has always been determined to improve parliamentary and government affairs and institutional work in Kurdistan.

Order of business for Kurdistan Parliament sitting of 27 July 2020

The Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 27th July 2020 at 11am – the 6th ordinary sitting of the spring session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term, and the Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Speaker Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hawrami hold video meeting with British MPs

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq and Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami held video meetings with MPs from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kurdistan Region (APPG). They briefed the British MPs on the political, economic, and health situation in Kurdistan, as well as relations between Kurdistan and the Iraqi Federal Government.

Speaker Rewas Faiq welcomes Iraqi Parliament’s PUK MPs

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 20 July welcomed a delegation of Iraqi Parliament MPs from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, headed by Dr. Jiwan Ihsan. The meeting focused on the health and economic situation in Kurdistan, and relations between Kurdistan and Baghdad.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Iraqi Parliament’s PUK MPs

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 20 July welcomed MPs from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Iraq’s House of Representatives (the Iraqi Parliament). The PUK delegation was headed by Dr. Joane Ihsan.

Committee's recent meetings - 22 July 2020

Committees are working on the Kurdish Diaspora Bill and the final draft of the Bill on Patients' Rights and Duties. MPs want to look into the work of the KRG representations abroad. The Integrity Committee will prepare their assessment of the Integrity Commission's annual report.