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  1. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law 177(I) of 2015 amending the Law on the Child's Benefit Grant (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-02 | CYP-2015-L-102429

    Article 2 of the present Law amends article 2, by supplementing the definition of the term "one-parent family", to include the spouse of the single parent that serves custodial sentence for more than 6 months.

    Article 3 supplements the 1st phrase of article 3, by adding new paragraph (e), worded as follows: "married father and his children living together with him within the same household, if his spouse serves custodial sentence for more than 6 months", and new paragraph (f), worded as follows: "married mother and her children living together with her within the same household, if her spouse serves custodial sentence for more than 6 months".

  2. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - 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".

  3. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 175(I) of 2014 amending the Law on the Child's Benefit Grant (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-11-21 | CYP-2014-L-100742

    Amends Laws N 167(I) of 2002, 22(I) and 57(I) of 2003, 136(I) and 194(I) of 2007, 55(I) of 2010, 189(I) of 2011 and 180(I) of 2012 on the Child's Benefit Grant. It specifically amends 1st phrase of article 2, by replacing the definition of the following terms: "General Director", "authorised officer" and "Minister", as well as 1st phrase of article 7 and 3rd phrase of article 11, by replacing the phrase "Ministry of Finance" with the phrase "Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance".

  4. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 149(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Equal Treatment for Men and Women with regard to Occupational Pension Plans (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | CYP-2014-L-100735

    In view of harmonizing national legislation with article 19 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5 July 2006, on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), the present Law amends article 10 of the Laws N 133(I) of 2002 and 40(I) of 2009 on Equal Treatment for Men and Women with regard to Occupational Pension Plans, by adding new phrase 4, on the burden of proof with regard to an alleged breach of the provisions of the present Law.

  5. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 150(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Equal Treatment between Men and Women with regard to Employment and Vocational Training (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | CYP-2014-L-100736

    In view of harmonizing national legislation with article 19 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5 July 2006, on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), the present Law amends article 17A of the Laws N 205(I) of 2002, 191(I) of 2004, 40(I) of 2006, 176(I) of 2007 and 39(I) of 2009 on Equal Treatment between Men and Women with regard to Employment and Vocational Training, by amending the subtitle to include the phrase "burden of proof" and by adding new phrase 3, on the burden of proof with regard to an alleged breach of the provisions of the present Law.

  6. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 151(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Equal Pay for Men and Women for Equal Work or Work of Equal Value (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | CYP-2014-L-100737

    In view of harmonizing national legislation with article 19 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5 July 2006, on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), the present Law amends article 23A of the Laws N 177(I) of 2002, 193(I) of 2004 and 38(I) of 2009 on Equal Pay for Men and Women for Equal Work or Work of Equal Value, by replacing the subtitle with new one, worded as "Extrajudicial protection and burden of proof", and by adding new phrase 3, on the burden of proof with regard to an alleged breach of the provisions of the present Law.

  7. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 63(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Persons with Disabilities (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-05-23 | CYP-2014-L-100626

    Introduces amendments to article 9, concerning the principle of reasonable normalization, and article 9C of the Laws N 127(I) of 2000, 57(I) of 2004, 72(I) and 102(I) of 2007 on Persons with Disabilities.

  8. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 89(I) of 2013 concerning the Equal Treatment of Men and Women related to the Access to and Supply of Goods and Services (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-07-26 | CYP-2013-L-100215

    For the purposes of further harmonisation with article 5 of the Council Directive 2004/113/EC of 13 December 2004, implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services, whose para 2 was declared as inoperative by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the present Law amends Law N 18(I) of 2008 on the equal treatment of men and women related to the access to commodities and services. It specifically amends article 7, related to the insurance policies and adds new Appendixes I and II, as well as article 18 regarding the promulgation of ordinances amending the Appendixes of the present Law.

  9. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law N 41(I) of 2012 amending the Aliens and Immigration Law by transposing Council Directive 2009/50/EC of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-04-27 | CYP-2012-L-100049

    In view of transposing Council Directive 2009/50/EC (of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment) into the national legislation, the Law N 41(I) of 2012 amends Acts N 2(I) of 1972, 54(I) of 1976, 50(I) of 1988, 197(I) of 1989, 100(I) of 1996, 43(I) of 1997, 14(I) of 1998, 22(I) and 164(I) of 2001, 88(I) and 220(I) of 2002, 66(I) of 2003, 178(I) of 2004, 8(I) and 184(I) of 2007, 29(I) and 143(I) of 2009 and 153(I) of 2011 consolidating the Aliens and Immigration Law, by adding the following articles:
    - article 18SA, introducing a general reservation in favor of the provisions 18SB to 18YB against any contrary provision of the Law or of the regulations and decrees issued under its authority;
    - article 18SB, providing for the definition of the following terms: "highly qualified employment", "second Member State", "Decree", "Regulation (EC) N 1030/2002", "family members", "employee", "EU Blue Card", "regulated profession", "Directive 2009/50/EC", "citizen of European Union", "first Member State", "higher education qualification", "third-country national" and "higher professional qualifications";
    - article 18SC, defining the personal scope of application of provisions 18SB to 18YB by specifying the categories of third-country nationals for which the provisions are not applicable;
    - article 18SD, listing the more favourable provisions to which articles 18SB to 18YB shall be without prejudice
    - article 18SE, determining the admission criteria;
    - article 18SST, regulating the volumes of admission;
    - article 18SZ, concerning the EU Blue Card;
    - articles 18SH and following, providing for the grounds for refusal, withdrawal or non-renewal of the EU Blue Card;
    - article 18T and 18TA, regarding applications for admission and for renewal of the EU Blue Card;
    - article 18TB, introducing procedural safeguards;
    - articles 18TC, 18TD, 18TE and 18TST, concerning, respectively, the labour market access, the temporary unemployment, the equal treatment and the family members;
    - article 18TZ, adjusting the EC long-term resident status for EU Blue Card holders;
    - article 18TH, regulating the long-term residence permit;
    - article 18TY, regarding the residence in the Republic Cyprus as a second Member State for family members;
    - article 18TYA on the implementing measures
    - and article 18TYB on the contact points.
    Amends the Appendix III and adds the new Appendix XII to the Aliens and Immigration Law.

  10. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 134(I) of 2011 on the combat against certain forms of racism and xenophobia.

    Adoption: 2011-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2011-10-21 | CYP-2011-L-89694

    Article 1: Title
    Article 2: Definitions
    Article 3: Offenses and sanctions
    Article 4: Instigators and co-instigators
    Article 5: Responsibility of legal persons
    Article 6: Sanctions imposed on legal persons
    Article 7: Extending the jurisdiction of the Court
    Article 8: Racial and xenophobic motivations
    Article 9: Beginning of inquiry
    Article 10: Prosecution procedure
    Article 11: Obligation to respect fundamental rights

    Annexed Table: Article 6 of the Charter of international Military Tribunal

  11. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 86(I) of 2009 amending the Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation Law (No. 58(I)/2004). - Law on-line in Greek

    Adoption: 2009-07-24 | CYP-2009-L-83678

    Amends article 12 of the basic law providing the definition of the term "difference" as "difference in the annual salary".

  12. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No 38(I) of 2009 amending the Act providing for equal pay for men and women for equal work or work of equal value.

    Adoption: 2009 | CYP-2009-L-92801

    Amends the principle Act in order to implement Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation.

  13. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 176 of 2009 concerning the Provision of Independent Assistance to Victims of Discrimination.

    Adoption: 2009 | CYP-2009-R-92805

    Implements the Act No 205(I) of 2002 to provide for equal treatment between men and women with regard to employment and vocational training.

  14. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 18(I) of 2008 concerning the equal treatment of men and women related to the access of commodities and services.

    Adoption: 2008-05-02 | CYP-2008-L-83585

    Article 1 : Short Title
    Article 2: Definitions
    Article 3: Purpose
    Article 4: Areas of implementation and exceptions
    Article 5: Prohibition of discrimination
    Article 6: Positive actions
    Article 7: Transitional provisions and reservations
    Article 8: Judicial protection
    Article 9: Promotion of equal treatment by the Administration Commissioner
    Article 10: Legal procedures
    Article 11: Representation by certain organizations
    Article 12: Protection against reprisals
    Article 13: Granting of special subsidy to victims of discrimination
    Article 14: Dialogue among the various actors and diffusion of information
    Article 15: Revocation of counter-measures and counter-provisions
    Article 16: Penal offences and sanctions

  15. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law 55(I) of 2007, amending the laws 76(I) of 2002 and 14(I) of 2007 on part-time workers (prohibition of unfair treatment).

    Adoption: 2007-05-30 | CYP-2007-L-81215

    Amends the article 2 of the basic law, clarifying the term "part-time worker" as well as article 4.

  16. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 50(I) of 2007 amending the Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation Law of 2004, Law No. 58(1)/2004.

    Adoption: 2007-05-18 | CYP-2007-L-81193

    Adapts the national legislation to the Directive 2000/78/EC of the Council of 27 November 2000. Amends articles 11 and 14 of the basic law of 2004.

  17. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law 147(I) of 2006, amending the Equal Treatment (Racial or Ethnic Origin) Law.

    Adoption: 2006-11-24 | CYP-2006-L-81258

    Amending the Article 7 of the basic law of 2004.

  18. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law 40(I) of 2006, amending Act No 205(I) of 2002 to provide for equal treatment between men and women with regard to employment and vocational training.

    Adoption: 2006-03-24 | CYP-2006-L-81232

    Adapts national legislation to Directive No. 2002/73/EC of of September 23, 2002, and makes consequential amendments to article 2 concerning the definition of "direct and indirect discrimination". It also amends article 4 related to maternity leave, and the conditions of work. It replaces article 12 related to sexual harassment as well as article 18 related to the promotion of social dialogue between employers and workers, and article 19 concerning the promotion of equal treatment in the working environment and the promotion of dialogue with non-governmental organizations.

  19. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Loi n 40(I)/2006 portant modification de la loi sur l'galit de traitement entre hommes et femmes dans l'emploi et la formation professionnelle.

    Adoption: 2006 | CYP-2006-L-78290

    Modifie les articles 2 et 4 de la loi de base. Traduction non-officielle.

  20. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 191(I) of 2004 amending Law No. 205(I) of 2002 providing for equal treatment between men and women in employment and vocational training.

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | CYP-2004-L-72873

  21. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 26(III) of 2004, which ratifies the additional Protocol to the Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems.

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | CYP-2004-L-80558

  22. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 87(I) of 2004 to provide equal opportunities in professional rehabilitation for those affected by the occupation and the children of those confined in the occupied territories.

    Adoption: 2004-04-16 | CYP-2004-L-72866

    Gives to candidates affected by the occupation priority as regards employment and advancement in the public service.

  23. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation of 2004 No. 58 (1)/2004. - Legislation on-line in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-03-31 | CYP-2004-L-84138

  24. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 42(I) of 2004 implementing Directive 2000/43/EC of 2000-06-29 to combat racial and other kinds of discrimination (Commissioner for Administration).

    Adoption: 2004-03-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | CYP-2004-L-72857

    Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, origin, ethnicity, language, colour, religion, age, sexual orientation and political or other opinion in both the public and private sectors. Establishes enforcement procedures which provide direct recourse to redress for both natural and legal persons and provides for penalties in the event of violation. The outright application and enforcement of the law rests with the Commissioner of Administration/Ombudsman).

  25. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 98(I) of 2003 implementing Directive 1999/70/EC of 1999-06-28 concerning fixed-term employment (prohibition of unfair treatment).

    Adoption: 2003-07-25 | CYP-2003-L-72845

    Aims at improving the quality and preventing the abuse of fixed-term employment through the application of the principle of non-discrimination. Prohibits unfair or differentiated treatment of fixed-term employees and introduces the principle of equality, according to which fixed-term employees shall be subject to the same working conditions as permanent employees. Stipulates the employer's obligation to enable fixed-term employees to have access to vocational training and consultation as regards their prospects for permanent employment.

  26. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No 22(I) of 2003 to amend the Act concerning the Child's Benefit Grant.

    Adoption: 2003-01-31 | CYP-2003-L-64369

    Concerns payment of benefit, conditions of eligibility and amount.

  27. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No 205(I) of 2002 to provide for equal treatment between men and women with regard to employment and vocational training. - Unoffical English translation (summary of law)

    Adoption: 2002-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | CYP-2002-L-64364

    Applies the principle of equal treatment between men and women to access to vocational guidance and training and to employment. Provides for conditions and prerequisites to a professional evolution. Also contains provisions on dismissal.

  28. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No 177(I) of 2002 to provide for equal pay for men and women for equal work or work of equal value.

    Adoption: 2002-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | CYP-2002-L-64363

    Provides for equal pay to men and women at the same work or at work of equal value. Makes provision for protection of male and female employees in the event of offences, supervision by inspectors of equality of treatment, establishment of a Work Evaluation Committee, criteria for work evaluation, prerequisites for judicial and extrajudicial protection of employees, as well as penalties in the event of torts.

  29. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 133(I) of 2002 on equal treatment for men and women with regard to occupational pension plans.

    Adoption: 2002-07-19 | CYP-2002-L-63246

    Prohibits discrimination based on sex.

  30. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 76(I) of 2002 implementing Directives 97/81/EC and 98/23/EC concerning part-time employment (prohibition of unfair treatment).

    Adoption: 2002-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | CYP-2002-L-72888

    Aims at eliminating all forms of discrimination against part-time employees, improving the quality of part-time employment and promoting it on a voluntary basis. Prohibits the application on part-time employees of terms and conditions less favourable than those applicable to full-time employees and requires equal treatment and protection especially as regards pay, social security benefits, termination of employment, maternity protection, annual paid leave, parental leave, sick leave, the right to organise and bargain collectively, safety and health and protection against discrimination.

  31. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 144(I) of 2000 to amend the Act No. 158 of 1989 concerning equal remuneration for work of equal value for men and women.

    Adoption: 2000-11-03 | CYP-2000-L-59060

    Amends provisions concerning the Technical Committee. The Committee is assigned by the Labour Differences' tribunal and it's composition and conditions of function are defined by Regulations issued by the Ministers' Council Application field.

  32. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No 129(I) of 2000 to provide for a mothers' allowance and other matters.

    Adoption: 2000 | Date of entry into force: 1999-10-01 | CYP-2000-L-57915

    Provides for an allowance to be granted to mothers who no longer possess the right to a children's allowance, or to any other kind of social benefit or pension. Also stipulates conditions for qualification.

  33. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act No. 158 of 1989, concerning the Provision of Equal Remuneration to Men and Women for Work of Equal Value.

    Adoption: 1989-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 1992-10-27 | CYP-1989-L-20898

    Imposes the principle of equal remuneration on employers, providing that earlier contracts of employment should be brought into conformity therewith, and makes other provisions, for non-discrimination against women, employee protection, inspection and penalties for offences, with effect from 27 October 1992. Available in English.

  34. Cyprus - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act introducing a universal child benefit scheme. No. 314.

    Adoption: 1987-12-24 | CYP-1987-L-4904

    Under the Scheme, a child benefit is granted to a family with four dependent children from the third child onwards.


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