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Kurdistan Parliament's statement on killing of five Peshmerga soldiers calls for conflict to be taken away from Kurdistan Region, both sides to find peaceful solution

The Kurdistan Parliament is deeply saddened by the killing of five Peshmerga soldiers today, 5 June 2021, in Amedi district in an ambush by the PKK. We call for this conflict to be taken away from Kurdistan Region's borders, for all sides to preserve Kurdistan Region's sovereignty, and for neither side to create pretexts for conflicts & invasions. 

Parliament Presidency’s statement on the fire at Sharya IDP camp for Yazidis in Duhok

We are very saddened and concerned to learn of the fire that broke out at Sharya camp in Duhok for Yazidi IDPs. We are also deeply concerned about the lives and prospects for Yazidis, and we call for the situation in their areas to be normalized so that they can return home with dignity and in peace.

Parliament holds second reading of amendments to Law on Illegally Taken or Used Land in Municipalities

The Kurdistan Parliament on 26 May held a sitting presided over by the Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, for the second reading of the first amendments to Law No. 3 of 2019, the Law on Illegally Taken or Used Land in Municipalities of Kurdistan Region.

Parliament and KRG discuss murders, suicides, domestic violence and possession of weapons

The Kurdistan Parliament on 25 May held a sitting to discuss murders, suicides, domestic violence and possession of weapons with the relevant KRG ministers, and to ask the KRG what it is doing to reduce such crimes.

Order of business for sitting of 25 May 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 11am, the 14th 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:

Secretary Muna Kahveci speaks on rights of ethnic and religious communities in a future Kurdistan Constitution

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 19 May spoke at a major conference on the idea of a Constitution for the Kurdistan Region, saying that while the rights of Kurdistan’s original communities are enshrined in law, a modern constitution would more fully determine their rights.

Parliament passes Law on Electricity Ministry

The Kurdistan Parliament on 18 May held a sitting presided over by the Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, for first readings of several bills. MPs also passed the Law on the Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan Region and approved Ms. Muni Yukhna Yaqu for the post of the Head of the Independent Human Rights Commission.

Parliament Presidency's statement on 29th anniversary of first Kurdistan parliamentary election

The election and the vote of confidence given to the first KRG cabinet were pivotal and embodied the people's will and desire for self-government and democracy, for those who were oppressed to achieve their legitimate political, civil and cultural rights.

Order of business for sitting of 18 May 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 11am, the 13th 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:

Secretary Muna Kahveci congratulates Muslims on Eid of Ramadan

I hope that this holy celebration is an opportunity to strengthen political unity and reconciliation, to overcome differences, to better serve citizens, and to strengthen peaceful coexistence between different ethnic and religious communities in Kurdistan Region.