Kurdistan Regional Government forms committee to tackle abuses of land and property in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

ANKAWA, Iraq — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers issued an order to form a committee, chaired by Diya Butros Sliwa, of representatives from various institutions and government ministries to solve the issue of abuses of land and property in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The committee will consist of representatives of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Presidency of the Supreme Judicial Council, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Municipalities, and Ministry of Finance.

The formation of the committee comes following the attempts of Butros, who is Chairperson of the Independent Human Rights Commission, to get the KRG to tackle the repeated encroachment and abuses of the land and property of Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians.

The committee will discuss establishing a mechanism of action and the development of a dedicated program with the aim of finding a solution to all problems related to land and property abuses in the KRI, according to the memorandum submitted by Butros.

Cases from all regions will be studied in accordance with the mechanism to be drawn up by the committee so that the rights of property owners are ensured according to the law.