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Constitutional Law in Cyprus 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9789403507248
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041152497
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £70.00

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Cyprus provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Cyprus will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

European Jurisdictions, Cyprus
The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Chapter 1. Concise Description of Constitutional History
Chapter 2. Profile of the Form of Government
Chapter 3. State Territory and Trust or Other Non-selfgoverning Territories
Chapter 4. State Population
Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law
Chapter 1. Treaties
Chapter 2. Constitution
Chapter 3. Legislation and Equivalent Legislative Rules
Chapter 4. Jurisprudence
Chapter 5. Customary Law, Unwritten Law, General Principles of Law
Chapter 6. Administrative Regulations and Orders
Chapter 7. Codification, Interpretation and Publication
Part II. Form of Government
Chapter 1. General
Chapter 2. Head of State
Chapter 3. The Legislature
Chapter 4. The Executive
Chapter 5. The Judiciary
Chapter 6. Independent Non-political Bodies in the Legislative or Executive Branch with an Advisory or Supervisory Task
Part III. The State and Its Subdivisions
Chapter 1. State Form
Chapter 2. Decentralized Authorities
Part IV. Citizenship and the Administration of Justice
Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Nationality and Relevance of Nationality
Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights and Liberties
Chapter 3. Constitutional Problems of Minorities (Protection of Minorities and Group Rights)
Chapter 4. Judicial Control of Administrative Action
Chapter 5. Legal Position of Aliens
Part V. Specific Problems
Chapter 1. War, Treaty and Foreign Affairs Powers
Chapter 2. Taxing and Spending Powers
Chapter 3. Emergency Laws
Chapter 4. The Power of the Military
Chapter 5. The Constitutional Relationship Between Church and State
Selected Bibliography