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Parliament announces three-day campaign of donations for Rojava refugees

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 24 November at a press conference announced the launch of a campaign to raise donations for Kurdish refugees who fled due to military operations in Rojava, NE Syria. The donation drive is one of Parliament’s 12 recommendations on Rojava.

Statement by Culture, Civil Society, Sports and Youth Committee on death of two journalists and their young son

The Kurdistan Parliament’s Culture, Civil Society, Sports and Youth Committee made the following statement on the tragic death of two journalists and their young child: Amanj Babani, Lana Muhammad, and their son Hano:

Kurdistan Parliament pays last respects to former MP Ahang Aref

The Kurdistan Parliament on 11 October held the funeral ceremony for Ahang Aref, the former MP of the Kurdistan Parliament. The ceremony was attended by Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, former Speaker of the second term Mr. Adnan Mufty, the heads of the parliamentary blocks, and current and former MPs.

Kurdistan Parliament delegation in Seoul visit departments of Korea National Assembly

A Kurdistan Parliament delegation led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 2nd October in Seoul visited several departments and areas of the Korean National Assembly, to understand how the Kurdistan Parliament can learn from the Korean legislature’s experiences and working methods.

Kurdistan Parliament delegation in Seoul meets with Korea National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang

A Kurdistan Parliament delegation led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 2 October in Seoul met with Korea National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang and Korean MPs. The heads of the KDP and PUK blocks Mr. Omed Khoshnaw (KDP) and Mr. Jamal Haruty (PUK) were also at the meeting. The Kurdistan Parliament MPs are in Seoul to forge closer inter-parliamentary ties with the Korean National Assembly, and to learn from its legislative & oversight work.

Kurdistan Parliament delegation arrives in Seoul, received by Members of Korean National Assembly

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, the head of the KDP block Omed Khoshnaw and of the PUK block Jamal Haruty on 1 October arrived in Seoul, capital of the Republic of Korea. The delegation was welcomed by Members of Korea’s National Assembly. The Kurdistan Parliament delegation and the Korean MPs discussed ways of strengthening relations between their legislatures. 

Kurdistan Parliament MPs take part in workshop on human rights

To build the Kurdistan Parliament’s capacity and support MPs in their work, on 23 September MPs participated in a workshop on human rights. The workshop was run by UNAMI’s Human Rights Office together with Parliament’s Research Centre.

Parliament’s Presidency remembers victims of Surya village massacre on 50th anniversary

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament on 16 September issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the massacre in Surya village in the Bahdinan area of Kurdistan: Fifty years ago in 1969, Iraq’s Ba’ath regime massacred thousands of innocent Assyrian, Chaldean, Kurdish and Muslim men, women and children in the village of Surya. The first victim of the tragedy was the priest Hana Qasha, who was executed by the Iraqi officer Abdul Karim Al-Jihayshi.

Kurdistan Parliament's Presidency hold meeting with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on coordinating their work to achieve priorities

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament on 7th July met with Prime Minister Marsour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani to discuss parliament-government coordination to achieve the shared aim of better serving the people of Kurdistan Region. 

Kurdistan Parliament's orders and resolutions in July 2019

The Kurdistan Parliament publishes online recent orders and resolutions that were issued in the month of July. They are resolutions or orders on the election of Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq Hussein; Parliament’s majority vote of confidence in the ninth KRG cabinet Prime Minister and ministers; the election of Reving Heruri as new chair of a committee; and the automatic relinquishment of Parliament membership for MPs that were appointed as ministers.