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Farsat Ahmad Abdullah

Minister of Justice

Year of Birth:                                     1946

Marital Status:                                  Married

Place of Residence:                          Duhok

Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law

Work Experience and Responsibilities:  

  • Head of Sub-districts Mzori Balla (Sherwan Mazn), Doski (Mangesh), Nervarekan - Rezgari (Ibrahim Khalil), 1970 – 1974.
  • Joined freedom movement of Kurdistan, appointed as Mayor of Duhok, 1974-1975.
  • Resigned from Mayoral position and started to practice as a Lawyer, 1980 – 1992.
  • Member of the Iraqi Kurdistan National Council,
  • Secretary of the Kurdistan Parliament and member of its Leadership Council, 1992 – 2003. Continued in his position for 3 terms of Parliament in which he participated and contributed to many legislative activities.
  • Attended the opposition congress in London, 2002.
  • Member of the Committee for Drafting the Kurdistan and Iraq Constitution, 2002.
  • Member of the Iraqi Parliament Council to set up the election mechanism, Baghdad, 2003.
  • Attended meetings of the Iraqi Leadership Council as an assistant to the KDP’s delegation led by his excellency, President Barzani. Represented Kurdistan in Parliament’s committees
  • Head of Follow-up Committee for the Iraqi-Kurdistan Constitution, 2006 -2008.
  • Advisor to the KRG on Federal and Constitutional matters since 2015.


  • Kurdish (native)
  • Arabic (fluent)