ERBIL— A committee assigned to draft the constitution for the "State of Kurdistan" has already launched its mission, said a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s politburo.
Addressing the audience at the Panel of the Roadmap to the State of Kurdistan on Monday, Kamal Kirkuki stated in the new constitution, which is intended for the phase after the independence referendum, the rights of the entire components in Kurdistan will be observed.
He referred to Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani's pledge to the ethnic and religious components in Kurdistan, saying they will be partners in the "State of Kurdistan."
"The constitution for the State of Kurdistan will observe human rights, democracy and the rights of components," Kirkuki remarked.
The independence vote is to take place on September 25 this year.
Kurdistan authorities have repeatedly stated that the referendum will not be followed by immediate declaration of independence but have also highlighted that the appeal for independence will be pursued earnestly in peace and dialogue.