Cyprus’ disputes are mainly resolved through litigation proceedings before Courts. Nevertheless, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution are operated, but they are still uncommon.
The human rights and the fundamental freedoms are protected by the Constitution of Cyprus. The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is observed as a matter of superior civic law.
Cyprus legal system is divided into two Courts. For civil cases, the Courts of first instance are the district Courts. For each administrative district there is one district Court made up of one or more presidents, senior district judges and district judges, as decided by the Supreme Court. The competence of each level of judge is determined by the amount in dispute. The trial judge determines all issues of law, as well as of fact.
The second-tier Court is the Supreme Court of Cyprus and has thirteen members, including its president. An appellate division of the Supreme Court in civil matters consists of three judges. Every judgment of a district Court exercising civil jurisdiction is subject to appeal to the Supreme Court. In civil and criminal appeals the judges of the Supreme Court sit in panels of three or more. The scope of an appeal to the Supreme Court is set out in Section 25(3) of the Courts of Justice Law 1960 (Law 14/60, as amended).
Also, there are courts with special authorities such as family law Courts, rent control Courts, industrial disputes Courts and military Courts. These specialist Courts try the matter at first instance and appeals are tried by the Supreme Court.
Furthermore, being a member of the Council of Europe and of the European Union, the Republic of Cyprus is subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights and of the European Court of Justice as well as, of course, the Court of First Instance and decisions of the European Commission.
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