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Kurdistan Parliament decides on work priorities, special committee to scrutinize Coronavirus measures and their impact

Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency and the heads of the parliamentary blocks held a special meeting on 4 April as the nation tackles the Corona virus outbreak and its consequences. They decided to scrutinize border points, food and medicine imports; to monitor the work of the special bodies tackling the Coronavirus outbreak; and to continue coordinating with the KRG on implementation of the Reform Law.

Committee on Protection of Women's Rights conveys message of its priorities on International Womens Day 2020

March 8th is the day of women's struggle and sacrifices to achieve equality and justice between men and women. On this day, we declare that defending the legitimate rights of women and incorporating them into law is one of our main tasks. We in the Kurdistan Parliament believe in humanist principles and oppose any kind of violence against women.

Committees' recent meetings - 5 March 2020

Kurdistan Parliament's Health Committee looked at Erbil Airport's measures against Coronavirus. The Culture Committee is working on an Electronic Media Bill. Other committees planned their work and meetings for the new spring legislative session. 

Committees' recent meetings - 4 March 2020

The Women's Rights Committee and the High Council of Women's Affairs agreed on close coordination; the Committee on Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Area discussed requests from the Kurdish political parties' branches in Kirkuk; the Peshmerga Committee planned their work for the new spring session. 

Parliament delegation visits Bardarash camp for Syrian Kurdish refugees

A delegation of Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 27 February visited Bardarash camp for Syrian Kurdish refugees. They met with camp officials to discuss the living conditions and the problems faced by the refugees. 

Committees' recent meetings - 3 March 2020

In recent meetings Kurdistan Parliament's committees and British Consulate officials discussed Arabization and the lack of security in Kirkuk; and met with the Tourism Board to discuss drafting a tourism bill and coronavirus measures. 

Committees' recent meetings - 27 February 2020

Committees' recent meetings - 27 February 2020

Committees' recent meetings - 26 February 2020

In recent meetings Parliament' committees discussed the government's measures against the novel Corona Virus; the ant oil-smuggling bill; an electronic media bill; tax law and its implementation, amending the Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and the repatriation of Anfal victims' remains from southern Iraq mass graves.

Committee on Protection of Women's Rights holds Women's Support Network meeting

Kurdistan Parliament’s Committee on Protection of Women’s Rights on 25 February held a meeting with NGOs, the UNFPA, consuls and KRG officials on amending the domestic violence law and other areas of cooperation.

Committees' recent meetings - 23 February 2020

After ISIS's recent killings of civilians near Kirkuk, Kurdistan Parliament's committee calls for Peshmerga forces to return to the area and fill the security vacuum. The Integrity Committee in looking into corruption cases in Ranya and Slemani that are being investigated by the Integrity Commission.