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Council of Europe Postpones Cases

Turkey has a six month reprieve regarding the examination of progress by Ankara in implementing European Court of Human Rights rulings on Cyprus for later meetings, to be held within the next six months.

The decision by Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) was accompanied by a statement by the CoE reiterating Turkey’s “unconditional obligation” to pay reparations.

“The deputies of the 47 member states convened on December 8-10, in Strasbourg, and examined progress in the implementation of a series of cases, deciding to postpone the discussion…In particular, examination of the ‘Varnava and others’ cases regarding missing persons and the ‘Xenides-Arestis’ group of cases on Turkish-occupied properties is postponed to the Committee’s 1250th human rights meeting, scheduled for March 8-10, 2016,: according to the CNA.

“The Deputies firmly insisted once again on Turkey’s unconditional obligation to pay the just satisfaction awarded by the European Court of Human Rights,” read a CoE statement.

“Concerning the interstate case ‘Cyprus v. Turkey’ CNA noted “they agreed finally to modify the timetable of examination, looking into missing persons next March, while deferring the examination of the part regarding property rights of displaced persons for June and of enclaved persons for September 2016.”

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