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Order of Business for 29 September 2020: Vote on Bill on Responsibility of Government Employees

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 2pm – the seventh ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

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.

Order of business for 8 September 2020: reading of bills, review of anti-narcotics law, new MP swearing in

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Tuesday 8th September 2020 – the third ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

Kurdistan Parliament unveils portrait of Mother Aisha

A portrait of the late Mother Aisha, who passed away in July, was unveiled in the Kurdistan Parliament building on 2 September by Speaker Rewas Faiq. Mother Aisha became a national symbol of Kurds’ sacrifices after losing her three Peshmerga sons killed on the same day in the war against ISIS in 2014.

Order of business for sitting of 2 September 2020, opening of Autumn Session

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 1pm – the first ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Statement by Presidency of Parliament on 6th anniversary of Yazidi genocide

To defend the rights of the people of Sinjar, the Kurdistan Parliament, in extraordinary sitting No. 3 on 3rd August 2019, officially designated 3rd August 2014 as the day of the genocide against the Yazidis, in order to provide legal grounds for reparations for their mental, physical, emotional and material suffering and loss.

Parliament’s Presidency announces end of spring term of Parliament

Per Resolution number 6 of 2020, Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency announces the end of the spring term of the second year of the fifth term of Parliament on 31 July 2020. From 1 August 2020, Parliament will be in recess.

MPs raise pressing financial, health and security issues at sitting; vote to extend spring session until 1 August

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 29 June voted to extend by 30 days the deadline for submitting their legislative proposals, and to extend the current spring session by a month, to end on 1 August. The purpose is to compensate for the delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Sixty MPs voted in favour of the deadline extension, and 70 voted in favour extending the spring session.

Order of business for 29 June: Vote on extending deadline for MPs to submit legislative proposals; and extending spring session of Parliament

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 29th June 2020 at 1pm – the 5th ordinary sitting of the spring session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term.

Parliament’s Presidency condemns Turkey’s recent military attacks inside Kurdistan

We the Kurdistan Parliament condemn Turkey’s recent military attacks on the PKK in Kurdistan, which killed several Kurdistan Region citizens living near the border areas...We believe that any war or military action makes the prospect of lasting peace more distant, and that the only way to solve Turkey’s Kurdish problem is through political dialogue.