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Property Cases Before the European Court of Human Rights

“Property Cases Before the European Court of Human Rights”

UCLan Cyprus School of Law Research Seminar 6, Tuesday 29th October, 1.45 – 2.45pm (CY013)

Mr Achilleas Demetriades
(Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office LLC)

Property issues have been central to the Cyprus problem and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will be the basis upon which any negotiated settlement will be reached. Unless there is an understanding of these cases it will be difficult to safeguard the individual Human Rights protected, which in turn will make any potential plan for a solution unsafe. Starting with Loizidou v Turkey and ending up with Demopoulos v Turkey and the Turkish Immovable Property Commission, the ECHR case law will be discussed so as to explain the need to uphold individual Human Rights, in an effort to create the prerequisites for sustainable peace in Cyprus.
Mr Demetriades is a partner at Lellos P. Demetriades Law Office LLC in Nicosia where he has been working since 1988. He is a graduate of Southampton University (UK), Georgetown Law Centre (Washington DC, USA), was called to the English Bar and is a practising advocate in Cyprus. He specialises in Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law.