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Parliament Secretary’s News

Parliament’s Presidency wishes Christians in Kurdistan and around the world Happy Easter

On this happy occasion of Easter, our hope is that the peaceful coexistence and acceptance among all the religions and communities of the Kurdistan Region continues.

Parliament passes Law on Protection of Local Products; votes to exclude Dr. Kazim Faruq from sittings until he apologizes for showing disrespect

Kurdistan Parliament on 31 March passed the Law on Protection of Local Products with 73 votes, held first readings of the Bill on the Electricity Ministry and the Second Amendments to the Law on the General Integrity Commission, and completed the second reading of the Bill on Conservation of Water Networks. MPs voted to exclude MP Dr. Kazim Faruq (New Generation) from sittings until he apologizes for disrespecting Parliament.

Order of Business for sitting of 31 March 2021: Readings of three bills, vote on Bill on Protection of Domestic Products

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 11am – the fifth ordinary sitting of the spring 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:

Parliament holds photography exhibition on late Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes's life and career

The Kurdistan Parliament on 29 March held an exhibition of photographs of the late Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes, the former speaker of Parliament who passed away in February.

On 33rd anniversary of chemical bombardment Parliament and Government discuss how to improve Halabja's infrastructure and services

Kurdistan Parliament on 16 March, the 33rd remembrance of the Halabja chemical bombardment, held a sitting on how to improve services for the people of Halabja governorate.

Parliament's Presidency’s statement on 33rd anniversary of Halabja chemical bombing

The Iraqi Government should work on the decision of the Supreme Criminal Court and Article 132 of the Iraqi Constitution to compensate the martyrs and survivors of Halabja. The Iraqi Council of Representatives has a duty to pass a law recognizing the genocide of the people of Kurdistan as well as the rights of the survivors and the martyrs’ families to reparations.

Order of Business for sitting of 16 March 2021: 33rd Halabja Remembrance Day

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 11am – the fourth ordinary sitting of the spring 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:

Parliament begins second reading of Bill on Conservation of Water

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 10 March presided over an ordinary sitting for the second reading of the Bill on Conservation of Water, and MP Hevidar Ahmad (KDP) gave a speech about the environment. The reading of the Bill will continue on 16 March.

MPs hold second reading of Bill on Protection of Domestic Products, reflect on 30 years after Kurdish Uprising and International Women's Day

Speaker Rewaz Faiq on 8 March presided over a sitting on the 30th anniversary of the 1991 Kurdish Uprising. MPs reflected on the past 30 years, and the chair of the Protection of Women’s Rights Committee gave a speech marking International Women’s Day. MPs held the second reading of the Law on Protection of Domestic Products.

Order of Business for sitting of 10 March 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 10th March 2021 at 11am – the third ordinary sitting of the spring 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: