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Cyprus; European Court of Human Rights; Turkey: Interstate Application of Cyprus Against Turkey: Just Satisfaction Claims

(Mar. 13, 2015) On January 23, 2015, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in its annual report on human rights in Cyprus, described the concerns of a number of international and human rights bodies about the implementation of human rights standards on the island due to the “protracted conflict” there. […]

Cyprus: Status of Bitcoin

(June 6, 2014) The University of Nicosia, one of the largest English-language universities in the Mediterranean region, is the first accredited university worldwide to accept Bitcoin in lieu of tuition. Moreover, in the spring of 2014, it started a new master’s degree program in Digital Currencies. The University has also suggested to the Cyprus government […]

Cyprus; United Nations: Extension of Peacekeeping Force Until July 2012

(Dec. 20, 2011) On December 14, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 2026, which extends the mandate of the U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until July 2012. (Press Release SC/10486, United Nations Security Council, Security Council Extends Mandate of Cyprus Peacekeeping Force Until 19 July 2012, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2026 (2011) […]

Cyprus; European Union; Turkey: Cyprus Sets Stumbling Blocks to Turkey’s Accession Negotiations

(July 27, 2009) The negotiation process for Turkey's eventual membership in the European Union involves the harmonization of 33 chapters (individual subject areas of law) with the EU's acquis communataire (complete body of law). The 2008 Progress Report on EU membership prepared by the European Commission states that the EU has opened negotiations with Turkey […]

Cyprus; European Union: Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty

(July 2, 2008) On July 4, 2008, the Republic of Cyprus became the twentieth European Union Member State to ratify the Lisbon Treaty (whose formal title is the Treaty of Lisbon Amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community), which was signed on December 13, 2007 (2007 Official Journal of […]

Cyprus; Malta: Adoption of the Euro

(Jan. 2, 2008) As of January 1, 2008, the national currencies of two European Union Members, the pound of Cyprus and the lira of Malta, have been replaced by the euro. Thus far, 15 out of the 27 EU Members share a common currency. The two countries became full-fledged EU Members on May 1, 2004, […]