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Kurdistan Parliament MPs take part in workshop on human rights

To build the Kurdistan Parliament’s capacity and support MPs in their work, on 23 September MPs participated in a workshop on human rights. The workshop was run by UNAMI’s Human Rights Office together with Parliament’s Research Centre.

Parliament’s Presidency remembers victims of Surya village massacre on 50th anniversary

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament on 16 September issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the massacre in Surya village in the Bahdinan area of Kurdistan: Fifty years ago in 1969, Iraq’s Ba’ath regime massacred thousands of innocent Assyrian, Chaldean, Kurdish and Muslim men, women and children in the village of Surya. The first victim of the tragedy was the priest Hana Qasha, who was executed by the Iraqi officer Abdul Karim Al-Jihayshi.

Kurdistan Parliament's Presidency hold meeting with Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on coordinating their work to achieve priorities

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament on 7th July met with Prime Minister Marsour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani to discuss parliament-government coordination to achieve the shared aim of better serving the people of Kurdistan Region. 

Kurdistan Parliament's orders and resolutions in July 2019

The Kurdistan Parliament publishes online recent orders and resolutions that were issued in the month of July. They are resolutions or orders on the election of Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq Hussein; Parliament’s majority vote of confidence in the ninth KRG cabinet Prime Minister and ministers; the election of Reving Heruri as new chair of a committee; and the automatic relinquishment of Parliament membership for MPs that were appointed as ministers.   

Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq presents certificates to MPs and staff

MPs and staff take training courses on minority and human rights, citizen participation, protocol

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 29th July presented certificates to MPs and Parliament staff for completing a five-day training course on the European Convention on Human Rights, minority rights, citizen participation, and parliamentary protocol. Germany's Consul General in Erbil, Ms. Barbara Wolf, also awarded certificates to the participants. 

Parliament's Presidency congratulates new leader of the Yazidis, Mir Hazim Tahsin Beg, pledges to pass law on Yazidi Genocide

The Kurdistan Parliament congratulates the new Mir Hazim Tahsin Beg, and Yazidis in Kurdistan and all around the world. Parliament is working on the quick passage of a bill on the Genocide against our Yazidi brethren. We will also ask Iraq to become a party to the International Criminal Court, so that the Genocide against the Yazidis is officially recognized, the criminals are brought to justice and reparations are made to the survivors.

Martyrs' Affairs Committee makes statement on mass graves of Kurds found in Samawa, Southern Iraq

We call on the Iraqi government to compensate the families of the victims of the Anfal campaign, in accordance with the decision of the Iraqi Federal Court, and to form a joint committee of the relevant Iraqi and Kurdistan Region authorities to search for the remains of Kurdish victims and return them to their families.

Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Committee condemns attack against Kurdistani tourists in Turkish city of Trabzon

We the Kurdistan Parliament’s Committee for Relations and the Kurdish Diaspora condemn the racist attack by people in the town of Trabzon against tourists from Kurdistan. We call on the authorities who detained the tourists to release them immediately.

Order of business for sitting of 11 July 2019: Election of new Parliament Speaker

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of 11th July 2019 at 11am: Election of a new Speaker of Parliament; four new MPs to take the place of MPs who became ministers; and draft resolution on designating Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day

New Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his cabinet win MPs’ vote of confidence, take oath of office

The Kurdistan Parliament today 10th July voted on giving confidence to the new Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, and his ministerial nominees. He garnered the support of 88 MPs (of a total of 111), and each of his ministerial candidates won votes of confidence by large majorities. Prime Minister Barzani announced his cabinet’s programme, which he said was conceived and drafted by all the parties in the government coalition. He said that this cabinet will focus on reform and improving services to the people. Read more, see photo gallery and video.