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Cyprus at the European Court of Human Rights – A Critical Appraisal of the Court’s Jurisprudence on the Rights to Property and Home in the Context of Displacement


Authors: Costas Paraskeva, Eleni Meleagrou
Publication date: June 2022
Publisher: Brill | Nijhoff
Format: Hardback
Pages: x + 321
ISBN: 978-90-04-51384-6

The authors grapple with questions raised by the Court’s reversal in its approach to the violations of the rights to home and property of Cypriot displaced persons resulting from the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus. In the 4th interstate application of Cyprus v. Turkey, the Court found Turkey in violation of the rights to home and property of hundreds of thousands of Greek Cypriot internally displaced persons resulting from the invasion and occupation of northern Cyprus. Such findings were also firmly established in a handful of individual applications, most prominent amongst which is the landmark case Loizidou v. Turkey. However, a couple of decades following these judgments the findings of violations were jettisoned by the inadmissibility decision in Demopoulos and others v. Turkey.



Chapter 1 The Right to Property under Article 1 of Protocol No.1

Chapter 2 The Right to Home under Article 8

Chapter 3 Turkish Objections to Admissibility of the Cyprus Cases

Chapter 4 The Violations of the Right to Property and Home of Greek Cypriots IDPs

Chapter 5 Protection of IDPs Rights to Property and Home under CoE Standards and the ECHR

Chapter 6 IPC: A Remedy for the Violation of the Rights to Respect for Home and Enjoyment of Property of the Cyprus IDPs? ( The Demopoulos Inadmissibility Decision)

Chapter 7 Concluding Remarks

List of Cases