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MPs unanimously vote in amendments to Law on Ownership of Illegally Used Land in Municipalities

MPs of the Kurdistan Parliament on 4 December had a sitting to vote on amendments to the recently passed Law on the Ownership of Illegally Used Land in Municipalities in the Kurdistan Region, which was passed on 30 October and returned to Parliament by the Presidency of the Region.

Secretary Muna Kahveci welcomes UN anti-corruption adviser Mr. Anwar Tunesi

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 3 December welcomed Mr. Anwar Tunesi, United Nations Adviser on combating corruption, with staff from the Kurdistan Region Integrity Board.

Parliament’s Presidency chairs meeting of new Parliament Affairs and Complaints Committee

The Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, with Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and Secretary Muna Kahveci, chaired a meeting with MPs of the newly established Parliament Affairs and Complaints Committee.

Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq chairs seminar on Protection of Domestic Products Bill

Speaker Faiq: "Kurdistan Region should not rely solely on oil revenues...this is part of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s manifesto and Parliament supports this policy."

Order of business for 4 December: Readings of bills

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Wednesday 4th December 2019 – the eighth ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term.

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.

Kurdistan Parliament commends Iraq supreme court ruling on violations in Iraq Provincial Election Law

Speaker Rewas Faiq on 13 November chaired a sitting of the Kurdistan Parliament at which four bills had their first readings, and MPs voted on the redistribution of committee memberships, following the creation of four new committees. Jiwan Rojbayani (KDP) discussed the successful court case overturning amendments to the Iraqi Provincial Elections Law and the danger of amendments to Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution. Karwan Gazneyi (PUK) discussed smuggling of oil and oil products, and called for transparency in oil revenue and the Erbil-Baghdad disagreements on it.

Order of business for 13 November: Committee membership, reading four bills, two MPs present ideas

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Wednesday 13th November at 11am - the seventh sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Parliament’s Presidency conveys best wishes to Muslims on Mawlood, the Prophet's birthday

On the occasion of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament congratulated Muslims in Kurdistan, Iraq and around the world, in the following statement:

Secretary Muna Kahveci makes speech on empowerment of women at MERI Forum

Secretary Kahveci at the MERI Forum on 6 November said that several laws passed by the Kurdistan Parliament guarantee womens’ political and social rights. She also spoke on the importance of women’s self-confidence in their abilities as being no less than those of men socially, politically, administratively and in government positions.