Ibrahim remains the most important judicial case decided in Cyprus. It was two essential dimensions, the legal and the political. In itself, the legal elaboration of the doctrine of necessity as a constitutional doctrine was a great significance, which has influenced courts and commentators well beyond Cyprus. Beyond its legal importance, Ibrahim and the way it was decided have contribute decisively to the preservation of Cyprus as an independent Republic and to the continuing recognition of its Government as the lawful and legitimate sovereign of the island.
The case of Ibrahim the Doctrine of Necessity and the Republic of Cyprus
Author: Polyvios G. Polyviou
Date Published: 2015
Introduction The Zurich and London Agreements and the 1960 Constitution The constitutional crisis of 1963 and Subsequent Developments Ibrahim
– Background, facts and decision Ibrahim and the Doctrine of Necessity
– the Judgments, analysis and conclusions Ibrahim
– The aftermath in Cyprus Ibrahim Abroad Ibrahim –Revolution, Necessity, Legal Discontinuity Ibrahim
– An overview Ibrahim and the fundamental Law Ibrahim and constitutive power Ibrahim
– Courts and Adjudication Ibrahim
– An Aberration or a Constitutional Milestone?