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Lawyers to strike for two hours on Thursday to protest backlog of pending cases

Lawyers in Cyprus will go on a two-hour work stoppage on Thursday in protest against the 2022 backlog of pending cases which were announced last Friday.

This is what a Cyprus Bar Association announcement said on Tuesday, adding that the work stoppage is set to take place between 9:30am and 11:30am.

The Association also decided to hold a protest outside the Supreme Court in Nicosia during those two hours.

In all other towns, the protest will take place outside the main entrance of District Courts.

It also decided to draft a report by the presidents of the local bar associations on how the backlog should be managed.

Even with the implementation of the justice reform bills within 2023, it will take four to five years for the courts to clear the backlog of pending cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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