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Committees’ recent meetings – 24 September 2020

MPs went to Chamchamal to look into the killing of two young women. Committees are working on legislation on the sale and lease of public assets, on the import and sale of oil products, on reparations for genocide survivors, and on the Kurdish Diaspora.  

Speaker Rewas Faiq chairs meeting on Bill on Sale and Lease of Public Assets

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 22 September chaired a Finance and Economic Affairs Committee meeting to review and continue drafting the Bill on the Sale and Lease of Public Assets.

Parliament’s Endowments & Religious Affairs Committee congratulates Kurdistan Islamic Scholars Union on 50th anniversary

Kurdistan Parliament’s Endowment and Religious Affairs Committee on 20 September sent the following congratulatory message to the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Islamic Scholars Union on their Golden Jubilee:

Committees' recent meetings - 17 September 2020

Committees met to work on drafting the Bill on the sale and purchase of government assets, Bill on the import and sale of oil products, and to discuss electricity privatization,closed factories and their findings on customs border points.

Parliament sits to debate prison conditions, question government minister

The Kurdistan Parliament on 16 September sat to debate prison conditions and inmates' rights and welfare. MPs heard the Parliament committee’s report on inmates in Kurdistan Region, and heard from the KRG minister the measures being taken to improve prison conditions.

Committees' recent meetings - 16 September 2020

The Women's Rights Committee will visit Chamchamal to look into the killing of two sisters. Committees also looked into university admissions; discussed proposals for new legislation on Peshmerga veterans; and presented reports on housing, roads and investment. 

Parliament publishes status update on legislative proposals made in 2019

The Kurdistan Parliament publishes a status update on the legislative proposals and draft resolutions that were proposed in 2019, which was the first year of Kurdistan Parliament’s current fifth term.

Committees’ recent meetings - 14 September 2020

Committees prepared the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill for its third reading and vote; the Deputy Governor of Mosul and Mayor of Shengal briefed MPs on the situation for civilians. 

Deputy Speaker Hawrami meets with Deputy Governor of Mosul Sirwan Rozhbayani

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 14 September welcomed the Deputy Governor of Mosul, Sirwan Rozhbayani. They discussed the threats to civilians from ISIS and the need to rebuild the town of Shengal so that civilians can return to their homes and lands. 

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.