Joint Jean Monnet Module – University of Cyprus – Cyprus Branch of the International Federation of European Law (FIDE) event – 3 November 2016 – In the honour of The Honourable Judge George Arestis (ret’d)
On 3 November 2016, the Jean Monnet Module at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus in the field of the Law of EU Economic and Financial Governance (FECoGov) participated in yet another successful and prestigious event. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the holding of the Congress of FIDE (International Federation of European Law – Fédération Internationale de Droit Européen) in Cyprus, a ceremony was organised by the Cyprus Association of European Law (Cyprus branch of FIDE) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Module, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, and the Law Department of the University of Cyprus. The ceremony was held in honour of The Honourable Judge George Arestis (Ret’d), a former judge of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and the first Cypriot judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union from 2004 to 2014.
Guests of honour and orators at the ceremony included: His Excellency Mr Justice Myron Nicolatos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus; the Honourable José Luís Da Cruz Vilaça, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union and President of FIDE; the Honourable Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union; and Mr. Xenios Xenopoulos, President of the Cyprus Association of European Law and former President of FIDE. The Honourable Judge Arestis (Ret’d) responded to the allocutions made in his honour with his own speech. He was then presented by the Board of the Cyprus Association of European Law with an honorary plaque. This was in recognition of his esteemed contribution to the judiciary and to justice at the highest national and European levels. This was also an acknowledgment of his high personal integrity and adherence to moral principles. The ceremony concluded with a reception.
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