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Développements récents en matière de justice

Des projets d'amendements à la procédure pénale ont été déposés, concernant notamment les écoutes téléphoniques. La médiation a été introduite comme partie de la procédure civile.

 

The most important bills/regulations deposited before the House of Representatives and enacted, or prepared and promoted in the last two years are as follows:

The Government on the proposal of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order adopted the bill amending the Evidence Law, which was pending before the House of Representatives since 2002 and supported its enactment. Important amendments were made particularly as regards the rules for hearsay evidence. These amendments encompassing the abolishment of the rule of non-adminissibility of hearsay evidence, under conditions, are expected to contribute to a more effective administration of justice.

The Criminal Procedure Law was amended aiming at simplifying the procedure of collecting small fines, thus saving time and public money.

Amendments to the Restoration of Offenders Law, regulated more leniently the conditions under which, previous convictions are struck off, especially as regards young persons up to the age of 21.

A new Law prescribing the rights of persons during arrest  and detention and providing for the corresponding responsibilities of the police authorities was enacted.

 

(a)       In the field of Civil Procedure

           For elimination of delays in the Administration of Justice

 

The President of the Supreme Court has informed me that for the purpose of expediting court proceedings and eliminating delays in the administration of civil justice a practice has been established in the District Courts (the first instance Courts) whereby judges dispose part of their judicial time in fixing for directions, after completion of the pleadings, pending civil cases, on a particular day, at which an effort is made by counsel for the parties in their presence and with the assistance of the Court for reaching either an amicable settlement of the case or narrowing the issues so that the hearing becomes shorter.

 

For example in cases of claims for damages for personal injuries as a result of negligence an effort is made to bring the parties to an agreement either on the amount of pecuniary compensation or the apportionment of liability or both.

 

This procedure satisfies to some extent the various Recommendations of the Council of Europe on mediation.

 

As a result of this practice the majority of pending civil cases is finalised speedily by way of settlement.  The delay which sometimes occurs in a few cases is due to the complexity of issues, the number of which however is minimal compared to those concluded as above.

 

(b)        In the field of Legislation

           

The Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the Attorney – General of the Republic are promoting a Bill in the House of Representatives which is now under consideration by the House, for the amendment of Article 17 of our Constitution, which protects the secrecy of correspondence and other Communications so that the amendment of our legislation on the matter becomes possible to enable the police inter alia to obtain information from the appropriate authorities regarding telephone or other communications of person suspected for the commission of serious crimes, such as homicide, trafficking of drugs, national security, public safety, the protection of health or morals etc.

 

Article 17 of our Constitution provides as follows:

ARTICLE 17

 

1. Every person has the right to respect for, and to the secrecy of, his correspondence and other communication if such other communication is made through means not prohibited by law.

2. There shall be no interference with the exercise of this right except in accordance with the law and only in cases of convicted and unconvicted prisoners and business correspondence and communication of bankrupts during the bankruptcy administration.

 

whereas Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights provides as follows:

ARTICLE 8

Right to respect for private and family life

 

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

 

There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

 

The amendment of Article 17 of our Constitution will bring it in line with Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights and will make possible the amendment of our legislation accordingly.

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Organisation of the Cyprus Judiciary - (février 2011) (anglais seulement)