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Cyprus Bar Association members on strike for two hours on Thursday

Cyprus Bar Association members on Thursday morning will strike for two hours to voice their opposition to regulations aimed at speeding up cases that have been dragging on for too long.

These were announced by the Supreme Court last Friday and focus on cases between 2014 and 2018 that have yet to be heard.

An Association announcement also said the strike is on between 9:30 and 11:30am, adding that the specific regulations only serve to add more pressure on lawyers and judges alike.

Sentencing cases under pressure will lead to dismissing a large number of them and heightening the feeling of injustice to the public, the announcement stressed.

The Association also argued that delayed cases cannot be tackled with “stifling regulations” but by adopting measures on sentencing while increasing the number of judges.

As for the Supreme Court, it said in a statement that it was always there to discuss smooth operations surrounding justice.

And that the regulations were presented to the bar association in June this year and again on November 9.

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