CYPRUS: EU REPORT SAYS MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE ITS JUSTICE SYSTEM

On 20 July, the Cyprus Mail reported that an EU report has said that Cyprus has made some progress toward tweaking its justice system, but there remains work to be done on improving transparency and accessibility to public documents, mechanisms to combat corruption, and full disclosure of the assets of elected officials.  The report also refers to important reforms remain pending – such as setting up an anticorruption agency, protection of whistleblowers, regulation of lobbying and asset disclosure for elected officials.  It also says that the investigation of corruption cases continued, with the manipulation of sports competition stands out as a particular risk area, although adjudication of corruption cases remains low.  It also mentions the inquiry launched into the citizenship-by-investment scheme, looking into  allegations of corruption involving foreign individuals and high-ranking officials.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/07/20/ec-report-says-more-needs-to-be-to-upgrade-justice/

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/communication_2021_rule_of_law_report_en.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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