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Kurdistan Parliament holds remembrance ceremony on 34-year commemoration of chemical bombing of Halabja

The Iraqi Government must implement Article 132 of the Iraqi Constitution and the decision of the Supreme Criminal Court to compensate the victims of the Halabja chemical bombing and Halabja’s citizens. We ask the Iraqi Council of Representatives to pass a law to recognize the genocide against the people of Kurdistan that reinforces the rights of the victims to compensation for their material losses and psychological damages.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq welcomes European Union Ambassador to Iraq Ville Varjola

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 15 March 2022 welcomed the European Union's Ambassador to Iraq Ville Varjola. They discussed the latest political developments, the Iraqi government formation process, disagreements between Iraq’s political forces, and the next Kurdistan Parliament election.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq conveys condolences on passing of Zubaida Saeed Omar, mother of Kosrat Rasul Ali

I am very saddened to learn of the passing of your dear mother, Zubaida Saeed Omar. On this sad occasion, I express my heartfelt condolences to you and all your family and loved ones.

Order of Business for sitting of 1 March 2022: Opening of Spring Session of the Fourth Year of Parliament

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 1st March 2022 at 12 noon, the first ordinary sitting of the spring session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on International Mother Language Day 2022: Many around the world are using technology to keep their language alive

On this international day, I ask all linguists, experts, and academics of our beloved and beautiful Kurdish language, to keep our language alive always and never let it disappear.

Parliament's Presidency attend one-year commemoration of death of Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes

Kurdistan Parliament's Presidency on 15 February 2022 attended the one-year commemoration of the death of Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes, a former Speaker of Parliament, Peshmerga and statesman.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chairs meeting to hear Veterinarians Syndicate's views on Law on Supervision of Agricultural Projects

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chaired a meeting of the KRG Ministry of Agriculture, Parliament's Legislative Committee, the Kurdistan Region Presidency's legal advisers and the Veterinarians Syndicate, to discuss the Law on Supervision of Agricultural Projects that was passed in December 2021.

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq speaks at presentation of research on so-called honour-based violence and killings

“Thousands of kilometres away, Kurdish people and society are portrayed as traditional and backward women-murderers, which obscures Kurdistan Region’s bravery compared to other communities in talking about this issue and opening painful wounds.”

Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq meets with Women in Leadership for Peace Group

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 9 February 2022 met with members of the Women in Leadership for Peace Group, who proposed creating a legal minimum quota for women in government positions.

Parliament's Presidency convey condolences to KRG Culture and Youth Minister Hama Saeed Ali

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency on 11 February 2022 conveyed their condolences to Hama Saeed Ali, the KRG Minister of Culture and Youth, on the passing of his mother, Ghariba Aziz Baram.