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Cyprus

Country report Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

Date: 14 April 2016. Topics

The Court accepted an application from a disabled claimant aged 65+ for the judicial review of an administrative decision which rejected his application for a disability benefit on account of an age restriction contained in the grant scheme

Law pertaining to civil partnerships passed by the Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus

Date: 14 March 2016. Topics

State of affairs 01 January 2015

Date: 8 March 2016. Topics

The Anti-discrimination Authority publishes its annual report for 2014 

Date: 29 February 2016. Topics

The Equality Body affirms that the right to equal access to healthcare for Jehovah’s Witnesses may involve the covering of costs for treatment in the private sector where the public sector cannot provide treatment compliant with the patient’s religious beliefs 

The Court rejected an application which had sought to challenge the decision to appoint as teachers two persons with disability on the basis of a law setting quotas in employment of persons with disabilities in the public sector

Date: 15 January 2016. Topics

The Equality Authority publishes its annual report for 2014, covering the fields of employment and social provision.

The Cypriot parliament adopts a law regulating civil unions offering state recognition to couples outside marriage and regulating rights of property, alimony, inheritance and succession

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention on National Minorities publishes its Fourth Opinion on Cyprus

Supreme Court rules that administrative decisions for appointments in the public service on the basis of quotas in favour of persons with disability cannot disregard medical and expert opinion as to the candidates’ suitability

Date: 3 December 2015. Topics

Access to welfare for persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities 

Date: 3 December 2015. Topics

Government of Cyprus signs Istanbul Convention

Persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities are required to waive their legal capacity in order to claim welfare benefits

Date: 27 July 2015. Topics
The Supreme Court rejects an appeal against a trial court decision which had found that age seniority as a criterion for promotion amounts to discrimination
Date: 5 June 2015. Topics
The Ombudsman locates discrimination in the procedure followed by the Social Services regarding the adoption of children by persons with disabilities
The Equality Body criticizes the authorities for failing to prosecute racial discrimination in sports.
The Anti-discrimination Authority, which is the body within the Equality Body dealing with discrimination in all fields beyond employment, has issued its Annual Report for 2013.
Date: 6 March 2015. Topics
The Supreme Court clarifies the procedure for amending laws containing discriminatory provisions and sets aside a decision of the administration which relied on an opinion of the Attorney General
Date: 6 March 2015. Topics
The Equality Authority, which is the body within the Equality Body dealing with employment discrimination, has issued its Annual Report for 2013.
Date: 17 February 2015. Topics
The Supreme Court rejects an application for the judicial review of the decision to hire a person with disability in the public service.
Date: 17 February 2015. Topics
Turkish Cypriots seeking to marry in the Republic-controlled area are required to present a certificate that the immigration authorities denies to the majority of them.

The Supreme Court rejects an application for a mandamus order seeking to enforce an Equality Body recommendation against the English School governing board for failure to respect the Muslim religious holidays.

Date: 20 January 2015. Topics

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