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  1. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 93(I) of 2016 on the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-16 | CYP-2016-L-104724

    In view of the fact (i) that the Republic of Cyprus, within which the rule of Law protects the human rights and especially the right to life and to physical integrity, opposes, as a matter of principle, to the sentence of the capital punishment, (ii) that the capital punishment has been entirely abolished within the legislation of the Republic of Cyprus and has not been implemented in practice since 1962, although article 7 para 2 of the Constitution provides for the possibility of inflicting the capital punishment by law in cases of premeditated homicide, high treason, piracy under international law and offences punished by death penalty under the military penal law, (iii) that the Republic of Cyprus is a member state to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and that has ratified the European Convention for the Protection of the Human Rights and the Fundamental Freedoms, the 6th and 13th Protocols thereof, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 2nd Protocol thereof, which all provide for the abolishment of the capital punishment, (iv) that it is considered necessary to adjust article 7 of the Constitution to the steadfast position of the Republic of Cyprus on the protection of human life and to subsequently amend articles 11, 47, 48, 49, 83, 106 and para 4 of article 53 of the Constitution, which are not included in the fundamental articles of the Constitution that cannot in any way be amended or repealed, the present Law introduces the 10th Amendment of the Constitution regarding the abolition of the capital punishment.
    More specifically, article 2 repeals para 2 of article 7 of the Constitution; article 3 and 4 amend the phrasing of para 3 of article 11 and para (i) of article 47 of the Constitution; article 5 repeals para (m) of article 48 of the Constitution; article 6 repeals para (m) of article 49 of the Constitution and articles 7, 8 and 9 amend the phrasing of para 4 of article 53, para 2 of article 83 and para 2 of article 106 of the Constitution, respectively.

  2. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 69(I) of 2016 on the 9th Amendment of the Constitution. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-28 | CYP-2016-L-104704

    For reasons related (i) to the protection of private and family life of every person under article 15 of the Constitution, (ii) to the prohibition of every intervention against the exercise of such right unless it is pursuant to the law and necessary for reasons set out in the article in question, (iii) to the fact that, following the Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, the tangible assets of every person are part of their private life and no person is allowed to impose their disclosure or audit, unless authorized by law and for purposes set out in the Constitution, (iv) to the necessity of allowing the intervention to the exercise of the right protected under article 15 for safeguarding the transparency in public life or for adopting measures against corruption in public life, (v) to the fact that the safeguarding of transparency in public life and the adoption of measures against corruption in public life constitute a necessary measure for the prevention of criminal offences, as stipulated by para 2 of article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, ratified by the Law N 39 of 1962, the Law introduces an amendment to the article 15 of the Constitution by supplementing para 2 with the addition, after the phrase to every person, of the following phrase: or to the interest of transparency in public life or for purposes of ad measures against corruption in public life.

  3. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 143(I) of 2015 amending the Law on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-09 | CYP-2015-L-102366

    The present Law amends the Law on the Establishment, Activities and Supervision of Funds for Occupational Retirement Provision, for the purposes of harmonizing the national legislation:
    - with articles 1 and 4 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/14/EU of 21 May 2013, amending Directive 2003/41/EC on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision, Directive 2009/65/EC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Funds Managers in respect of over-reliance on credit ratings;
    - and with article 62 and paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and 6 of article 66 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/61/EU of 8 June 2011, on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2003/41/EC and 2009/65/EC and Regulations (EC) N 1060/2009 and (EU) N 1095/2010, as amended by the aforementioned Directive 2013/14/EU;
    as well as in view of regulating the sanctions imposition in case of omission or breach of the obligation of compliance with the provisions:
    - of paragraph 1 of article 4 and subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of article 5 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009 of 16 September 2009, on credit rating agencies, as amended by the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/51/EU of 16 April 2014;
    - and of the norms of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 648/2012 of 4 July 2012, on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, as amended by the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) N 600/2014 of 15 May 2014.

    Article 2 of the present Law supplements 1st phrase of article 2, by adding the following new terms and definitions: "Regulation (EC) N 648/2012", "Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009" and "Directive 2011/61/EU".
    Article 3 supplements paragraph (b) of 1st phrase of article 3, by adding new subparagraph (iv), worded as follows: "of the Law on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, as amended or replaced".
    Article 4 supplements article 36, by adding, after 1st phrase, new phrase 1A, concerning the monitoring responsibilities of the tax collector with regard to the Funds.
    Article 5 replaces 1st phrase of article 38 with new one, regarding the appointment of investment managers in other Member States.
    Article 6 supplements article 44, by adding, after 3rd phrase, new phrase 3A, regarding the penalisation of the breach or omission of compliance with paragraph 1 of article 4 and subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of article 5 of the Regulation (EC) N 1060/2009 and with the norms of the Regulation (EC) N 648/2012.

  4. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 130(I) of 2015 introducing the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-21 | CYP-2015-L-102352

    For the purposes of harmonizing the national legal order with paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of article 46 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/32/EU of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection, and with paragraph 1 of article 26 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/33/EU of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection, as well as in view of the necessity for more efficient implementation of paragraph 1 of article 27 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) N 604/2013 of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person, the present Law introduces the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus, regarding the institution of an Administrative Court for the benefit of the regular and orderly operation of the High Court and of the rapid course of justice.

    Article 2 amends article 146 of the Constitution, by amending the wording of paragraphs 1, 4, 5 and 6; by adding, after paragraph 1, new paragraph 1A, worded as follows: "In compliance with the provisions of the present article, a law shall define the institution, jurisdiction and competence of an Administrative Court"; by adding new sub-paragraph (d) under paragraph 4, worded as follows: "to amend entirely or partially the decision or act, as the law for an Administrative Court shall define, provided that the aforementioned [decision or act] is related to a tax issue or is a decision concerning the procedure of international protection, pursuant to the law of the European Union"; by adding, after paragraph 5, new paragraph 5A, worded as follows: "In compliance with the provisions of the present article, a court issuing a decision, according to what paragraph 5 provides for, has, as a law shall define, jurisdiction to examine and decide upon whether there has been an active compliance with its decision, and to impose sanctions against a non-compliant".

    Article 3 introduces transitional provisions.

  5. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 99(I) of 2015 amending the Laws N 155 of 1990 and 210 of 1991 on public legal entities (Assessment, freedom of expression of opinion and civil rights of employees) (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-10 | CYP-2015-L-102335

    Article 2 of the present Law replaces article 5 of the Law with new one, regarding the civil rights of employees, stipulating that every employee shall exercise their civil rights according to the conduct laid down by the Law N 102(I) of 2015 on civil rights of employees of the public sector, educational officials, municipal employees, community employees and employees of public legal entities.

  6. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 100(I) of 2015 amending the Law on Public Service (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-10 | CYP-2015-L-102336

    Amends the Law on Public Service by replacing article 71 with new one, regarding the civil rights of public servants, stipulating that every public servant shall exercise their civil rights according to the conduct laid down by the Law N 102(I) of 2015 on civil rights of employees of the public sector, educational officials, municipal employees, community employees and employees of public legal entities.

  7. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 101(I) of 2015 amending the Law on Public Educational Service (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-10 | CYP-2015-L-102337

    Amends the Law on Public Educational Service by replacing article 61 with new one, regarding the civil rights of educational officials, stipulating that every educational official shall exercise their civil rights according to the conduct laid down by the Law N 102(I) of 2015 on civil rights of employees of the public sector, educational officials, municipal employees, community employees and employees of public legal entities.

  8. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 102(I) of 2015 providing for the Civil Rights of Employees of the Public Sector, Educational Officials, Municipal Employees, Community Employees and Employees of Public Legal Entities. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-10 | CYP-2015-L-102338

    Article 2 provides for the definition of the following terms: "competent authority", "employee of the public sector", "municipal employee", "educational official", "community employee", "political party office", "public legal entity", "pertinent Law", "employee", "Drainage Board employee" and "Water Board employee".
    Article 3 lays down the freedom of expression of political convictions.
    Article 4 provides for the right to participate in political parties.
    Article 5 prohibits the power abuse of a position and the exercise of influence.
    Article 6 frames the candidature for an office incompatible with the employee status.
    Article 7 frames the investment of an office incompatible with the employee status.
    Article 8 regulates the readmission of an employee into the Service.

  9. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 45(I) of 2011 amending the Law 134(I) of 2011 on combatting certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-04-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-09 | CYP-2015-L-102329

    Article 2 amends 3rd phrase of article 3, by adding, after the phrase "irrevocable judgments of an international tribunal", the new phrase "or with a unanimous decision or a unanimous resolution of the House of Representatives".

  10. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law N 68(I) of 2013 on the 7th Amendment of the Constitution. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-07-17 | CYP-2013-L-100202

    For the purposes of compliance with the EU law, it amends article 11 of the Constitution regarding the arrest or detention of persons without entry permit into the Republic of Cyprus, of aliens against whom deportation or extradition has been ordered and of citizens of the Republic of Cyprus in view of extradition under a European warrant of arrest.

  11. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 110(I) of 2010 on the Fight against Terrorism. (Ο ΠΕΡΙ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΛΕΜΗΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΤΡΟΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑΣ ΝΟΜΟΣ) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-22 | CYP-2010-L-86443

    1. Short Title

    Chapter I - INTRODUCTORY CLAUSES
    2. Definitions
    3. Area of implementation
    4. Extending the courts' jurisdiction

    Chapter II - OFFENCES
    5. Terrorist offences
    6. Threat of terrorist offence
    7. Participation in terrorist organization
    8. Support to a terrorist organization
    9. Theft, blackmail, forgery related to terrorist offence
    10. Refusal to unveil information
    11. Direction, structure of terrorist organization
    12. Public provocation to commit a terrorist offence
    13. Abatement, attempt, complicity
    14. Legal person's responsibility
    15. Violation of regulation 2580/2001/EC
    16. Violation of regulation 881/2002/EC

    Chapter III - VARIOUS CLAUSES
    17. Publication of lists
    18. Measures of leniency in specific cases
    19. Witness protection
    20. Reparation for victims of terrorist offences
    21. Ban of entrance in the territory of the Republic
    22. Refusing the refugee application

    Chapter IV - INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
    23. Collection, exchange of information
    24. Selection of a national reporter on terrorism issues in Eurojust
    25. Common groups of investigation

    Appendix I - Offences included in the Penal Code
    Appendix II - Offences included in Conventions and International Agreements the Republic has ratified by law

  12. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 84(I) of 2010 - Establishment and Functioning of a Unified Institution for Extra-judicial Dispute Resolution of Financial Differences Law, 2010. (Σύστασης και Λειτουργίας του Ενιαίου Φορέα Εξώδικης Επίλυσης Διαφορών Χρηματοοικονομικής Φύσεως Νόμος του 2010.) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-23 | CYP-2010-L-86426

    Chapter I - INTRODUCTION
    1. Short Title
    2. Definitions

    Chapter II - ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE INSTITUTION
    3. Establishment of the Institution

    Chapter III - PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTION
    4. Purpose of the Institution

    Chapter IV - ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTION
    5. Administrative Council
    6. Competences of the Council

    Chapter V - RECRUITMENT OF FINANCIAL COMMISSIONER, ASSISTANT FINANCIAL COMMISSIONER AND STAFF
    7. Financial Commissioner and Assistant Financial Commissioner
    8. Staff

    Chapter VI - COMPETENCES OF FINANCIAL COMMISSIONER AND PROCEDURES OF SUBMISSION AND EXAMINATION OF COMPLAINTS
    9. Mandate of the Commissioner
    10. Right to submit a complaint
    11. Submission of complaint to a financial company
    12. Submission of complaint to the Commissioner
    13. Examination of the complaint by the Commissioner
    14. Decision on the complaint

    Chapter VII - FUND, REVENUES AND INVESTMENT POLICY
    15. Fund and economic means of the Institution
    16. Payment of the fixed annual contribution, individual contribution and other liabilities
    17. Investment policy of the Fund

    Chapter VIII - BOOK KEEPING, BUDGET, REPORTS AND DIRECTIVES ISSUING
    18. Responsibilities of the Institution
    19. Annual budget
    20. Report submission
    21. Directives issuing

    Chapter IX - CONFIDENTIALITY
    22. CONFIDENTIALITY

    Chapter X - TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER CLAUSES
    23. Title of the Institution
    24. Coordination with bodies of other member states and with the relevant supervisory authorities
    25. Information documents
    26. False statements and information concealment
    27. Reservations
    28. Transitional clauses

  13. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 88(I) of 2010 - Companies (Amendment) (No.3) Act 2010. (Εταιρειών (Τροποποιητικός) (Αρ.3) Νόμος του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-23 | CYP-2010-L-86430

    It amends the following articles of the Companies Act (1968-2010):
    - article 142 related to the consultants' responsibilities for taking care of the annual economic transactions, to the consultants' misconducts concerning their responsibilities to the company and the relevant sanctions.
    - article 151 related to the obligation of the consultants to draft and publish reports concerning the company's governance and other administrative regulations for the purpose of achieving high levels of transparency, and to the sanctions in case of misconduct.

  14. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 9(III) of 2010 amending the Laws of 1990 and 2000 on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (Νόμος που τροποποιεί τους περί της Σύμβασης περί των Δικαιωμάτων του Παιδιού (κυρωτικούς) νόμους του 1990 και του 2000)

    Adoption: 2010-05-14 | CYP-2010-L-86722

    Provides for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict.

    Amends Law No. 243 of 1990 and Law No. 5(I) of 2000 and these Laws together with this Law shall be referred to as the Convention on the Rights of Child (Ratification) Law of 1990 to 2010. It stipulates that the competent authority for the implementation of this Protocol, is the Minister of Defense.
    It includes the full text of the Optional Protocol in the Annexes.

  15. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 2(III) of 2009 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted on 18 December 2002. - Law on-line in Greek

    Adoption: 2009-03-27 | CYP-2009-L-83726

    Brings the Convention into force of law in Cyprus. Copy of the Convention is included in the Law in English.

  16. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law 38(III) of 2007, ratifying the Council of Europe Convention of Action against Trafficking in Human Rights.

    Adoption: 2007-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2008-02-01 | CYP-2007-L-81211

    Cyprus signed the Convention on the 16th of May 2005 and ratified the it on the 24th of October 2007.

  17. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 57(I) of 2007 amending the Criminal Procedure Code.

    Adoption: 2007-05-30 | CYP-2007-L-81195

    Amends the article 7 of the basic law related to the rights of the defendant.

  18. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law 95(I) of 2006, concerning the public financial assistance and services.

    Adoption: 2006-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | CYP-2006-L-81255

    The Law deals with a number of issues including:
    Article 2: Definitions the "single parents", "voluntary unemployed persons" and to "persons with disabilities".
    Article 3: Grant of public financial assistance
    Article 4: Public financial assistance for specific occasions
    Article 5: Decision on eligibility
    Article 6: Decision on the amount of the assistance
    Article 11: Determination and re-examination of the amount of financial assistance
    Article 13: Return of financial assistance
    Article 23: Authority concerning the expenses for repatriation of foreign citizen
    Article 26: Financial assistance for child-birth

  19. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 25(I) of 2005 providing for the establishment and function of a Council on industrial development.

    Adoption: 2005-03-18 | CYP-2005-L-72871

    Provides for the establishment of a 17-member Council responsible for defining and planning strategies on industrial development.

  20. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law 13(I) of 2004, for setting up a framework of action in the field of the protection of water resources.

    Adoption: 2004-02-20 | CYP-2004-L-80512

    A law aiming at adapting the national legislation to the acts of the European Community concerning water resources (Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 23, 2000; Decision AR. 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 20, 2001)

    Chapter I: Introductory Provisions
    Chapter II: Water Systems and Environmental Goals
    Chapter III: Measures and Management Plan
    Chapter IV: General Provisions

  21. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 92(I) of 2003 concerning the free movement and establishment of nationals of European Union Member States and of members of their families (implementing Directives 64/221/EEC, 68/360/EEC, 72/194/EEC, 73/148/EEC, 75/34/EEC, 75/35/EEC, 90/364/EEC, 90/365/EEC, 93/96/EEC and Regulations 1618/68, 1251/70, 312/76, 2434/92).

    Adoption: 2003-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | CYP-2003-L-72974

    Introduces the necessary provisions for the transposition into national law of the European Community acquis regarding the right to free movement and establishment of persons in the Republic of Cyprus. Provides for exemptions for reasons of public order and public health and safety.

  22. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 48(I) of 2003 amending the Criminal Code.

    Adoption: 2003-05-30 | CYP-2003-L-72872

    Imposes penalties for any involvement in acts of female genital mutilation.

  23. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Processing of Personal Data (Protection of Individuals) Law, 2001 (No. 138(I) of 2001). - Act on-line [English translation]

    Adoption: 2001 | CYP-2001-L-77454

    Provides for the way personal data is to be processed as well as the rights of the person to whom the data belongs, including the right to be informed, to access information and to object.

  24. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No 87(I) of 2000 to amend the acts of 1989 and 1999 concerning the protection of competition.

    Adoption: 2000 | CYP-2000-L-57907

    Amends S. 7 of the basic act, providing that its provisions relating to wages and conditions of work and employment are not applicable to those enterprises that treat affairs of a general interest or behave as a public monopoly.

  25. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act 158(I) of 1999 to codify the general principles of Administrative Law which govern public administration acts.

    Adoption: 1999-12-31 | CYP-1999-L-55954

    Provides for dispositions concerning administrative acts, the principle of legitimacy, collective administrative organs, the reasoning of administrative acts, the right to report, the principle of equality, the principles of natural justice, the right to exercise discretionary power, the principles of honourable administration, and compliance of the administration to the decisions of the Supreme Court and the res judicata.

  26. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 111(I) of 28 July 1999 amending the Competition Act.

    Adoption: 1999-07-28 | CYP-1999-L-54181

    Prohibits abusive exploitation by enterprises holding an exclusive or preferential role in trade.

  27. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 86(I) of 9 July 1999 to provide for the administration of the Communes.

    Adoption: 1999-07-09 | CYP-1999-L-54175

    Governs elections, organization and administration of the Districts and the Communes. Also governs Communes as employers of ordinary and extra staff.

  28. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 65(I) of 11 June 1999 to amend the Act concerning Cypriot Republic nationality.

    Adoption: 1999-06-11 | CYP-1999-L-54173

    Amendments providing for the conditions for obtaining or retaining Cypriot nationality.

  29. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 47(I) of 28 May 1999 to provide for international investment plans.

    Adoption: 1999-05-28 | CYP-1999-L-54172

    Governs investment plans of international and multinational enterprises operating in the Republic of Cyprus.

  30. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No 27(III) of 2000 ratifying the European Social Charter of 1996 (Revised).

    Adoption: 1999-05-05 | CYP-1999-L-57910

    Provides dispositions concerning, inter alia, the right to work, the right to just conditions of work, the right to safe and healthy working conditions, the right to fair remuneration, the right to bargain collectively, the rights of children and young persons to protection, the right of employed women to maternity protection, the right to vocational training, the right to social security, the right to social and medical assistance, the right to benefit from social welfare services, and the right of persons with disabilities to independence, social integration and participation in the life of the community.

  31. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 22(I) of 19 March 1999, to provide for the control of the concentration of enterprises for purposes of ensuring efficient competition.

    Adoption: 1999-03-19 | CYP-1999-L-54168

    Defines conditions for concentration of enterprises of major importance in order to protect the market from unfair competition and illegal trade. Provides for control of such industrial concentrations by the State.

  32. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 15(I) of 26 February 1999 to amend the Criminal Code.

    Adoption: 1999-02-26 | CYP-1999-L-54167

    Numerous amendments which in certain cases provide for lifetime imprisonment in lieu of the death sentence. Other amendments concern high treason, conspiracy, and piracy.

  33. Cyprus - General provisions - Constitution

    Second amendment of the Constitution Law of 1996 (No. 106(I) of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996 | CYP-1996-C-50028

    Lowers the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age in the Constitution.

  34. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 116 to amend the Social Insurance Laws.

    Adoption: 1985-10-25 | CYP-1985-L-1865

    An Act to amend Acts Nos. 41 of 1980, 42 of 1982, 11 of 1983, 7 of 1984 and 10 of 1985.

  35. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Cyprus Companies Law, 1968 (Cap. 113). - Unofficial English Translation  (as amended to 2004)

    Adoption: 1968 | CYP-1968-L-86641

    Regulates commercial operations within the country including incorporation and registration of companies, share capital and debentures, management and administration, liquidation and winding up of companies as well as penalties for violations of the Law.

  36. Cyprus - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code.

    Adoption: 1962 | CYP-1962-L-72604

    Part I. General provisions
    Part II. Offences against public order
    Part III. Offences against the administration of lawful authority
    Part IV. Offences injurious to the public in general
    Part V. Offences against the person
    Part VI. Offences relating to property
    Part VII. Malicious injuries to property
    Part VIII. Forgery, coining, counterfeiting, similar offences and impersonation
    Part IX. Attempts and conspiracies to commit crimes
    Part X. Minor offences

  37. Cyprus - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of 6 April 1960. - Text in English

    Adoption: 1960-04-06 | CYP-1960-C-47927

    Under Article 1, it is provided that Cyprus is an independent sovereign Republic with a presidential system of government. Executive power is vested in the President of the Republic, elected by universal suffrage to a five-year term of office. The President exercises executive power through a Council of Ministers appointed by him. Part II of the Constitution sets out broad range of human rights. These cover both individual and social rights, including inter alia the right to life, prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, prohibition of slavery or forced labour and the right to education. Other rights include the right to a decent existence and social security, the right to work, the right to enter into any contract, the right to form and join trade unions and the right to strike.


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