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Committees’ recent meetings – 7 January 2023

A summary of Kurdistan Parliament’s committees’ recent work and meetings.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chairs meeting on prisons with KRG ministers and other officials

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 8 January 2023 chaired a meeting to discuss concerns about Kurdistan Region’s prisons with the Government. KRG Interior Minister Rebar Ahmed, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Kwestan Muhammad and other officials took part in the meeting.

In Yerevan: Martyrs and Genocide Committee participate in major international genocide prevention conference

Yerevan, Armenia - A delegation from Kurdistan Parliament’s Martyrs, Genocide and Political Prisoners Committee on 12 and 13 December 2022 participated in a major international conference on the prevention of genocide. 

Parliament marks International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 7 December 2022 led a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

Parliament holds second reading of Labour Bill, passes Animal Protection Law and other laws; MP Soz Abdulqadir (Gorran) is sworn in

The Kurdistan Parliament on 29 and 30 November 2022 held the second reading of the important Labour Bill, and voted several other bills into law, including the Law on the Protection of Animals. Soz Abdulqadir (Gorran) was sworn in as a new Member of Parliament, taking the place of Shayan Kaka Salih (Gorran) who resigned her seat.

Women's Rights Committee's statement on International Day for the Elimination  of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

Even now, barriers to achieving women's rights are created and women’s rights issues are used to score political points and to serve personal political interests. Despite this, we promise to work with logic and calm and have objective discussions to remove these barriers.

Parliament passes landmark Law on Education and Learning

The Kurdistan Parliament on 15 November 2022 passed the landmark Law on Education and Learning, with 67 MPs voting in favour. Speaker Faiq said, "It is a historic day for Kurdistan Region’s education sector to vote on the full range of education issues."

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chairs meeting to prepare the Education Bill's voting report

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 9 November 2022 chaired a meeting to prepare the voting report on the Education Bill, with KRG Education Minister Alan Hama Saeed and Parliament’s education and legislative committees.

Committees' recent meetings - 7 November 2022

A summary of Kurdistan Parliament’s committees’ work and meetings from 1 October to 7 November 2022.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chairs meeting on amendments to the Law on Kurdistan Region Shura Council

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 25 October 2022 chaired a meeting to discuss amendments to the Law on the Shura Council, with Parliament’s Legislative Committee and Shura Council representatives.