Materials

The Rule of Law Monitoring (RoLMM)

Public Lecture on the EU Charter and Round Table on the protection of personal data by Professor Koen Lenaerts on the occasion of his official visit as President of the Court of Justice of the European Union to Cyprus (2019)

Dear Readers, it is our great pleasure to introduce you to a series of events which took place in Cyprus in 2019 with keynote speaker Professor Koen Lenaerts , President of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). On 15 April 2019, the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus and the Law Department of the University of Cyprus proudly co-organised a public lecture whereby Prof. Lenaerts explored the impact and the role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the legal orders of the Member States. On 16 April 2019, during a student-focused roundtable, Prof. Lenaerts gave enlightening insights into the role of the CJEU in the protection of personal data. Both events explored aspects which are directly relevant to the Rule of Law as a pillar of every Democratic society. It could not have been more relevant in times of crisis. As with any crisis, the Rule of Law is at edge. Hence, this is the time to grasp, more than ever, the importance and the implications of the Rule of Law.

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials, reproduced with the kind permission of the President of the CJEU, with our deepest gratitude.

The Law Blog Team

‘The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the Member States’, Opening Address by His Excellency Mr Costas Clerides, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus (2019)

Dear Readers, it is our great pleasure to present you with the short Address opening the Public Lecture by The Honourable President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Professor Koen Lenaerts on 15 April 2019 (for all relevant materials, please click Here). The Opening Address was delivered by Mr Costas Clerides, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus. In his Opening Address, Mr Clerides examined the role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the Member States, including from the perspective of the Rule of Law as a pillar of every democratic society.

We hope you enjoy the reading of this Opening Address HERE, reproduced with the kind permission of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus.

The Law Blog Team

3rd Annual Lecture and Dinner (2019)

On Friday 22 February 2019, the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus held its third Annual Lecture and Dinner at the Cleopatra Hotel in Nicosia. During the Annual Lecture the Distinguished Guest of Honour, Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Limits to National Sovereignty and New Possibilities for EU Citizens: The Role of the Court of Justice of the EU’. We therefore invite you to read a detailed and contemporary summary of the Lecture HERE, which goes to the heart of the Rule of Law at the EU and national level.

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials, reproduced with the kind permission of the Honourable Judge Constantinos Lycourgos, with our deepest gratitude.

The School of Law of UCLan Cyprus organised its 3rd Annual Lecture and Dinner

The Law Blog Team

Inaugural Annual Lecture (2017)

The office of the Attorney-General may date back to the European Middle Ages, even if it did not assume its contemporary form. Nowadays, the constitutional fabric of each democratic society grants powers to Attorney-Generals, upholding the Rule of Law. The Law Blog of UCLan Cyprus is happy to reproduce the Key Note Speech of His Excellency Mr Costas Clerides, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus (2013-2020), delivered at the Inaugural Annual Lecture of the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus on 12 May 2017. In his speech, Mr. Clerides provided a thorough analysis of the administration of justice in the Republic of Cyprus and answered questions from students at the core of the Rule of Law. We therefore invite you to read a detailed examination of the role of the Attorney-General in a unique mixed legal system, the one of the Republic of Cyprus. We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials HERE, reproduced with the kind permission of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus, with our deepest gratitude.

Inaugural Annual Lecture of the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus. Keynote speaker: His Excellency the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Costas Clerides

Inaugural annual dinner with the judiciary (2017)

For modern democratic nations, a strong and independent judiciary is the guarantor of the Rule of Law. The administration of justice is part of the democratic process. Thus, upholding a robust system of the administration of justice is of fundamental importance.

The Law Blog of UCLan Cyprus is happy to reproduce the Key Note Speech of Mr Justice Myron Nicolatos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, delivered at the Inaugural Annual Dinner of the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus on 20 January 2017. In his speech, Justice Nicolatos provided a thorough analysis of the administration of justice in the Republic of Cyprus and answered questions from students at the core of the Rule of Law.

We therefore invite you to read a detailed historical and legal account of the administration of justice in a unique mixed legal system, the one of the Republic of Cyprus.

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials, reproduced with the kind permission of the President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, with our deepest gratitude.

http://www.supremecourt.gov.cy/judicial/sc.nsf/All/CC0BD03E900DB2FEC225839A00300FAC?OpenDocument

Inaugural annual dinner with the judiciary (2017)

Jean Monnet Module ‘The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU’ (‘FEcoGov’) (2014-17) – Guest Lecture, ‘Measures taken in order to tackle the Euro Crisis and the case law of the EU Courts’, By Judge Constantinos Lycourgos, Court of Justice of the European Union (2016)

It is with great pleasure that we reproduce here the fourth Guest Lecture of the Jean Monnet Module FEcoGov, delivered by the Honourable Judge Constantinos Lycourgos. The Guest Lecture entitled “Measures taken in order to tackle the Euro Crisis and the case law of the EU Courts” presented inter alia the various measures adopted at the EU and national level, in order to deal the sovereign debt and banking crisis. The crisis was acute in the Eurozone but was also present at a global scale. This Guest Lecture presents legal instruments of national, EU and/or international law, as interpreted by the EU Courts, of high relevance to the principle of effective judicial protection. We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials here, reproduced with the kind permission of the Honourable Judge Constantinos Lycourgos, with our deepest gratitude.

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials here, reproduced with the kind permission of the Honourable Judge Constantinos Lycourgos, with our deepest gratitude.

Guest Lecture judge Constantinos Lycourgos

Jean Monnet Module FEcoGov (2014-17)

This event was supported by the European Union through co-funding of the Erasmus+ Programme. The material and information contained in this website and materials reflect only the authors’ view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the material or information it contains.

The Law Blog Team
Disclaimer: The material and information contained in this website reflect only the authors’ view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the material or information it contains.

Joint Jean Monnet Module, UCLan Cyprus – University of Cyprus – Cyprus Branch of the International Federation of European Law (FIDE) event, in the honour of The Honourable Judge George Arestis (ret’d) (2016)

On 3 November 2016, the Jean Monnet Module at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus ‘The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU’ (‘FEcoGov’) (2014-17) participated in yet another successful and prestigious event, a ceremony 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.

We therefore invite you to read here the speech may by Judge Lycourgos on this occasion, setting out the legacy of the first Cypriot judge to the Court of Justice of the European Union (in Greek).

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials, reproduced with the kind permission of the Honourable Judge Constantinos Lycourgos, with our deepest gratitude.

Joint Jean Module

Disclaimer: The material and information contained in this website reflect only the authors’ view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the material or information it contains.

Global access to justice project

Dear Readers, it is our great pleasure to introduce you to a series of resources under the Global Access to Justice Project. To view the local academic team involved in the project, composed of researchers at UCLan Cyprus, please visit globalaccesstojustice.com/local-researchers/ and click on Cyprus.

Access to justice is one of the fundamental components of the Rule of Law. Access to justice is compromised globally, especially in times of crisis. View the initial Project’s findings on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Justice Systems around the world at globalaccesstojustice.com/impacts-of-covid-19/

We hope you enjoy the reading of these materials, reproduced with the kind permission of the Global Access to Justice Project.
The Law Blog Team