May 13, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday ordered Turkey to pay €90 million (USD $123 million) to Cyprus for invading the island in 1974. Thirty million euros are to be paid in damages to relatives of the missing, and €60 million have been allocated for residents of the ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The Cyprus government's practice of detaining migrants seeking asylum in the island nation violates EU law, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. Individuals who have regularly been detained include Syrian refugees and women who have forcibly been separated from their young children. ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Parliament of Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus passed a bill decriminalizing homosexual relations between men, making it the last European territory to do so. Like the anti-homosexuality laws of Isle of Man and Guernsey, Northern Cyprus's law criminalizing homosexual relations was a ...[read more]
April 28, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On April 28, 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) upheld a southern Cyprus court's ruling in favor of a Greek Cypriot claiming northern land despite the south's lack of control over the region. The northern part of Cyprus was, and continues to be, governed and occupied by Turkish Cypriots ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Cyprus government's practice of detaining all illegal migrants seeking asylum in the island nation violates international law, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. AI claims that Cyprus systematically detains migrants without exploring alternative methods of dealing with the ...[read more]
January 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 7, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia and Cyprus were liable for not taking adequate efforts to prevent or investigate the death of a woman trafficked between the two countries. The court held that both countries had violated Article 4 of the European ...[read more]
August 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 16, 1960, Cyprus became independent of the UK. Independence came at the conclusion of a diplomatic process between representatives of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, the UK, Turkey and Greece. The agreements established a constitutional system that divided national power ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 16, 2003, the 2003 Treaty of Accession was signed by 10 countries, admitting them for European Union (EU) ascension. After Malta and Cyprus, eight of the ten new EU nations (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) were former communist ...[read more]
March 30, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday maintained that Turkey should become a European Union (EU) preferred partner rather than continue as a candidate country for EU accession. Turkey has only opened 12 of the 35 chapters toward accession to the EU, and continues to face diplomatic... ...[read more]
January 8, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that sex trafficking violates conventions against slavery and forced labor, finding both Russia and Cyprus liable in the case of a young woman who came from Russia to work in a Cyprus cabaret and was later found dead. The case was brought by ...[read more]

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