Cyprus - The Supreme Court rules that age seniority as a criterion for promotion is a “fair and objective regulation” (PDF 245 kB)
Cyprus - Supreme Court decision interprets the laws transposing Council Directive 2000/78 and setting out the mandate of the Equality Body (PDF 172 kB)
Cyprus - Supreme Court decision affirms the appointment of a person with a disability in the public sector on the basis of employment quotas (PDF 58 kB)
Cyprus - Discrimination on the ground of ethnic origin in access to public services regarding administrative procedure to register a marriage (PDF 70 kB)
Cyprus - Court rejects application seeking to enforce an Equality Body decision on Muslim religious school holidays (PDF 78 kB)
Cyprus - The duty to provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disability is extended to fields beyond employment (PDF 56 kB)
Cyprus - Two Reports of the Ombudsman regarding the working conditions of migrant domestic workers (PDF 58kB)
The Ombudsman criticises the denial of the right to change employer in spite of serious contract violations by the employer; and the dismissal and deportation of a female carer, on the allegation that she was suffering from a contagious disease.
Cyprus - Report of the Equality Authority in response to a complaint for discrimination on the ground of national origin in relation to a Public Education Service scheme.pdf (58.8kB)
Cyprus - Supreme Court rejects lawsuit from a person with disability who was not hired because the job was ‘too demanding’ (PDF 63 kB)
The Supreme Court found that the government was justified in not hiring a person with a disability for the needs of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU, on the ground that the job was very demanding and there was little opportunity for training, guidance or supervision.
Cyprus - The Equality Body issues guidelines to bus companies on how to treat passengers of different nationalities / ethnicities (PDF 62 kB)
Cyprus - The European Commission launches infringement proceedings against Cyprus for failing to remove age discrimination from a national law (PDF 72 kB)
Cyprus - The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes its concluding observations on the periodic report submitted by Cyprus (PDF 72 kB)
Cyprus - Report of the Equality Authority regarding age discrimination in access to employment (PDF 55 kB)
Cyprus - The NHRI conducts a self-initiated investigation into the conditions of employment of female migrant domestic workers (PDF 65 kB)
Cyprus - The ECtHR found Cyprus guilty of lack of an effective remedy in relation to deportation and unlawful detention of a Syrian national (PDF 67 kB)
The ECtHR ruled against Cyprus for its failure to provide an effective remedy to an asylum seeker detained for the purpose of deportation, since the judicial process did not have an automatic suspensive effect to suspend his detention and deportation pending trial, as required under Article 13 of the ECHR.
Report of the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights as regards the handling by the Ministry of Health of a request by an HIV/AIDS carrier to be transferred to another post in the public hospital (PDF 60 kB)
The Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) finds that the Minister of Health has misled the complainant in believing that he would be automatically included in the hiring process for a new vacancy, thus violating the principles of good administration