In Cyprus, minister proposes constitutional amendments to tackle justice reform

1 April
Nicosia, Cyprus (photo credit: Aapo Haapanen/flickr)
Nicosia, Cyprus (photo credit: Aapo Haapanen/flickr)
Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis on Wednesday submitted bills to speed up the Cyprus Justice system, urging MPs to vote them in before the House dissolves ahead of the parliamentary elections on 30 May. Cyprus ranks among the slowest countries in the EU for delivering swift justice, according to international institutions. [ . . . ] Concerning access to justice, citizens will have the right under amended article 144 of the constitution to ask the supreme constitutional court to hear constitutional complaints relating to cases before the district court. It would relate to the right to a hearing, the presumption of innocence, the right to religion and work.
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