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Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq chairs workshop on Bill on Electronic Transactions

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 26 September chaired a workshop on the Bill on Electronic Transactions, organized by Parliament’s research centre.

Parliament amends Law on Integrity Commission and two other laws, passes Law on Honours and Medals

The Kurdistan Parliament at the 7 September 2021 sitting voted on some changes to Parliament committee members, passed amendments to laws on the Integrity Commission, on Chambers of Commerce and Industry and on the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, with the latter two amendments aimed at changing the company registration process. They also passed the Law on Honours and Medals.

Committees' recent meetings - 9 September 2021

Committees asked Turkey's Consul General to help Kurdistan Region migrants deported from Turkey to Syria to return home, assessed the KRG's implementation of the 2020 Reform Law so far and pressed the KRG to speed up its implementation.

Order of business for sitting of 7 September 2021: Voting on bills, resignations from committees

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 11am, the third ordinary sitting of the autumn 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:

Kurdistan Parliament holds first reading of Bill on Amendments to Law on Ministry of Finance & Economy, second readings of three bills

The Kurdistan Parliament on 2 September held a sitting for readings of bills, presided over by the Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq, including the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to Law on the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Kurdistan Region – Iraq.

Speaker Rewaz Faiq at opening of autumn 2021 session: "We encourage all political parties to unite to protect Kurdistan Region’s political status"

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 1 September at the opening of the autumn 2021 session of Parliament, in her speech called for Kurdistan’s political parties to unite ahead of the Iraqi election, to protect Kurdistan’s political status. The head of each parliamentary bloc set out their party's priorities.

Order of business for sitting of 6 September 2021

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 6th September 2021 at 11am, the second ordinary sitting of the autumn 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 - 1 September 2021

In the last days of the summer recess, committees prepared many bills for their second readings, met with political parties' women's organizations, the Independent Human Rights Commission and the new KRG officials responsible for the Article 140 issue, and discussed water shortages and the increase in the price of bread.

Order of Business for sitting of 1 September 2021: Opening of Autumn Session of this Parliament’s third year

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 1st September 2021 at 12pm, the first ordinary sitting of the autumn 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 chairs meetings with Alliance of Iraqi Minorities and other NGOs on education bills and rights of components

Kurdistan Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci on 25 August chaired two separate meetings with members of Parliament, the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities Network and several civil society organizations working on educational development.