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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:

Committees’ recent meetings – 24 September 2020

MPs went to Chamchamal to look into the killing of two young women. Committees are working on legislation on the sale and lease of public assets, on the import and sale of oil products, on reparations for genocide survivors, and on the Kurdish Diaspora.  

Speaker Rewas Faiq chairs meeting on Bill on Sale and Lease of Public Assets

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 22 September chaired a Finance and Economic Affairs Committee meeting to review and continue drafting the Bill on the Sale and Lease of Public Assets.

Committees' recent meetings - 17 September 2020

Committees met to work on drafting the Bill on the sale and purchase of government assets, Bill on the import and sale of oil products, and to discuss electricity privatization,closed factories and their findings on customs border points.

Parliament receives applications for position of Head of Independent Human Rights Commission

The Kurdistan Parliament announces that 31 people have applied for the position of Head of the Kurdistan Independent Human Rights Commission. The closing date for applications was Tuesday 15 September at 2pm.

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.

Parliament publishes status update on legislative proposals made in 2019

The Kurdistan Parliament publishes a status update on the legislative proposals and draft resolutions that were proposed in 2019, which was the first year of Kurdistan Parliament’s current fifth term.

Committees’ recent meetings - 14 September 2020

Committees prepared the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill for its third reading and vote; the Deputy Governor of Mosul and Mayor of Shengal briefed MPs on the situation for civilians. 

Kurdistan Parliament invites applications for Head of Independent Human Rights Commission

The Kurdistan Parliament invites applications from the public for the position of Head of the Kurdistan Region Independent Human Rights Commission, and asks applicants to submit their CV to the Directorate of Parliament Affairs. Details of how to apply and the application criteria are as follows...

Speaker Faiq’s speech at opening of autumn session: Parliament’s achievements and next tasks

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 2 September, at the opening of the autumn session, made the following speech regarding the current Parliament’s work so far and its tasks and responsibilities that lie ahead: