Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 28/05/2017

Cyprus

Declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus registered at the Secretariat General on 2 September 1988 - Or. Engl.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, I declare, in accordance with Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950, that the Government of the Republic of Cyprus recognizes, for the period beginning on 1 January 1989 and ending on 31 December 1991, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe subsequently to 31 December 1988, by any person, non gouvernmental organisation or group of individuals claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising subsequently to 31 December 1988, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in that Convention.

[Note by the Secretariat : This declaration was renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 6 December 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 December 1991 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 22 December 1994, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 January 1995 - Or. Engl.
and renewed for the remaining period until the entry into force of Protocol No. 11 by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 29 December 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 February 1998 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 01/01/1989 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : Ex-25

Declaration transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 12 January 1993, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 January 1993 - Or. Engl.

With reference to my letter dated 6 December 1991, by which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus declared, in accordance with Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950, that it recognises, for a new period of three years beginning on 1 January 1992 and ending on 31 December 1994, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe subsequently to 31 December 1988, by any person, non gouvernmental organisation or group of individuals claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising subsequently to 31 December 1988, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in that Convention, I inform you that the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has decided by virtue of the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 37.170 of 4 April 1992, to withdraw the reservation contained in the second paragraph of the above-mentioned letter.
Period covered: 13/01/1993 - 13/01/1993
Articles concerned : Ex-25

Declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 14 January 1980, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 January 1980 - Or. Engl.

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, I declare, in accordance with Article 46 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950 [see Article 34 of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], that the Republic of Cyprus recognises as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity and for a period of three years, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in all matters which concern the application and interpretation of the said Convention.

[Note by the Secretariat : This declaration was renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 4 February 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 14 February 1983 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 4 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1986 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 18 March 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1986 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 2 May 1989, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 May 1989 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 23 January 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 January 1992 - Or. Engl.
- by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 24 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 February 1995 - Or. Engl.
and renewed for the remaining period until the entry into force of Protocol No. 11 by a declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, dated 29 December 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 February 1998 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 24/01/1980 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : Ex-46


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