Processing and Endorsing Decrees in the Kurdistan Region's Parliament
On Tuesday Nov. 10th 2015, Dr. Himdad Muhammed, the dean of the college, Mr. Nahro Muhamed the head of the cultural committee, Mr. Saman Ahmed the assistant dean and Mr. Farhad who is a member in the committee received Dr. Osman Ali Waisi, a legal advisor at the Kurdistan Parliament.
Mr. Osman Ali presented a seminar to the faculty staff and the students on how the Kurdistan Parliament processes and endorses new decrees and by-laws. In this regard the presenter initiated his seminar by provided some definitions for relevant terms and concepts and went on to explain that one needs to take into consideration the settings of the region when issuing and endorsing these decrees since reality tells us that laws and decrees that are appropriate for some developed states might not be relevant for Kurdistan and vice versa. We should always take into consideration the particularities of the region or the country.
Mr. Osman further clarified that priority is given to project proposals that are forwarded by the government as it has direct connection with the population and is familiar with what is needed most. Meanwhile a minimum of ten members could come forward with project proposals for the Kurdish parliament processing and voting. Likewise, civil society organizations and professionals in their own fields could come forward with proposals for parliament to vote on. After endorsement it is published in the State Journal and there is a period during which it could be refuted otherwise it comes into force.
He further explained that once a proposal has come forward there will be a first and a second readings for it before it is voted on and sent to the president of the region for final endorsement.
Finally, the audience had a number of questions and matters that they raised to the speaker; all of which added to the richness of the seminar.