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Committee's recent meetings - 12 July 2021

The Protection of Women's Rights Committee sent the KRG a proposal for a new Domestic Violence Law, to replace the 2011 law which has gaps and shortcomings. This and other committees' news...

Parliament passes first amendments to Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 8 July presided over a sitting in which MPs passed the first amendments to the Law on Rights and Privileges of Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, with 81 votes. MPs also passed two other bills. 

Parliament holds second reading of first amendments to Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Kurdistan Parliament on 6 July held a sitting for the second reading of three bills, including first amendments to the Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. MPs also voted in favour of the first amendments to the Law on Ownership of Illegally Taken or Used Land in Municipalities.

Order of Business for sitting of 8 July 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Thursday 8th July 2021 at 1pm, the 18th 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:

Order of Business for sitting of 6 July 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 11am, the 17th 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:

Speaker Rewaz Faiq meets with heads of provincial councils

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Rewaz Faiq and Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 30 June welcomed the heads of Erbil, Slemani and Duhok provincial councils, to discuss their legal and administrative problems.

Three committees assigned to summarize Parliament’s demands from KRG on public finances, salary shortfalls and Reform Law

The Kurdistan Parliament on 28 June held a sitting presided over by Speaker Rewaz Faiq, with nearly 18 hours of questions and discussion with the KRG on the economic problems and the reasons for failing to pay public salaries in full and to implement the Reform Law.

Order of business for sitting of 28 June 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 28 June 2021 at 11am, the 16th 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:

Committees' recent meetings - 22 June 2021

Committees met with the Dutch Consul General; visited Halabja to look into allegations of health sector corruption; and met with the Anfal survivors organization who asked for more financial support for survivors. 

Legislative Committee meets with Yazda Yazidi organiziation and UNITAD on Bill on Special Court for Crimes of ISIS

Kurdistan Parliament’s Legislative Committee on 16 June met with Yazda, a multi-national Yazidi NGO, and UNITAD, to discuss the Bill on the Special Court in Kurdistan Region - Iraq for Crimes by ISIS.