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Legislative Committee in Paris meet with French National Assembly members

MPs and advisers from Kurdistan Parliament’s Legislative Committee on 13 September in Paris met with members of France’s National Assembly, to exchange ideas and benefit from France’s legislative experience.

Parliament amends Law on Integrity Commission and two other laws, passes Law on Honours and Medals

The Kurdistan Parliament at the 7 September 2021 sitting voted on some changes to Parliament committee members, passed amendments to laws on the Integrity Commission, on Chambers of Commerce and Industry and on the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, with the latter two amendments aimed at changing the company registration process. They also passed the Law on Honours and Medals.

Committees' recent meetings - 9 September 2021

Committees asked Turkey's Consul General to help Kurdistan Region migrants deported from Turkey to Syria to return home, assessed the KRG's implementation of the 2020 Reform Law so far and pressed the KRG to speed up its implementation.

Order of business for sitting of 7 September 2021: Voting on bills, resignations from committees

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 11am, the third ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the third year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Committees' recent meetings - 1 September 2021

In the last days of the summer recess, committees prepared many bills for their second readings, met with political parties' women's organizations, the Independent Human Rights Commission and the new KRG officials responsible for the Article 140 issue, and discussed water shortages and the increase in the price of bread.

Martyrs Affairs, Genocide and Political Prisoners Committee’s statement on 33rd anniversary of Anfal in Badinan

As a guarantee that such crimes against the people of Kurdistan will not be repeated, we call on Iraq to become a member of the International Criminal Court.

Committees' recent meetings - 20 August 2021

Committees investigated the plight of Kurdistan Region refugees stranded in Lithuania in dire conditions; discussed the Tourism Bill, Seeds and Agricultural Chemicals Bill and second amendments to the Integrity Commission Law; and asked the KRG to send the 2022 Budget Bill in October 2021.

Municipalities Committee looks into drinking water shortages in Erbil

Kurdistan Parliament’s Municipalities Committee on 9 August met separately with the Governor of Erbil Omed Khoshnaw and the KRG General Director of Water and Irrigation Ari Ahmad, to investigate the lack of drinking water in parts of Erbil city centre and some surrounding areas.

Culture Committee holds workshop in Slemani on Bill on Preservation of Documents, Manuscripts and National Archives

Parliament’s Culture Committee on 12 May held a workshop in Slemani on the Bill on Preservation of Documents, Manuscripts and National Archives, organized by the NGO Humanitarian Cooperation.

Speaker Rewaz Faiq chairs meeting of Parliament’s Interior Committee with Interior Minister on Bill on Private Security Companies

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 9 August chaired a meeting of Parliament’s Interior Committee with KRG Interior Minister Rebar Ahmed to discuss the Bill on Private Security Companies in Kurdistan Region.