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Ministry of Justice and Public Order (Cyprus)

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Adalet ve Kamu Düzeni Bakanlığı) is one of the 11 ministries of the Republic of Cyprus,[1] and is responsible for the close review and consideration of the need to reform existing legislation in fields such as criminal law, the administration of justice, family law, equality, human rights, and the treatment of offenders.[2][3] Agencies such as the Cyprus Police and the Cyprus Prisons Department fall under the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus
Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας
Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti Adalet ve Kamu Düzeni Bakanlığı
Ministerial Department overview
JurisdictionCyprus Republic of Cyprus
Minister responsible
  • George Savvides
Websitehttp://www.mjpo.gov.cy

The ministry was formed immediately after Cyprus gained independence (from the 1959 interim period to 1982) and was hosted in government buildings in Demosthenes Severis Avenue, known as Chief Colonial Secretary Office. In 1982, the ministry moved to Grivas Dighenis Avenue in a building opposite the Kykkos monastery dependency at Engomi, where it remained up to 1993. After it was renamed to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order in 1993, it moved to Heliopouleos Street in the building known as the Ellinas Clinic, where it remained up to the year 2000. Since then, it has moved to 125 Athalassas Avenue in Strovolos.[4]

The current minister is George Savvides, who replaced Ionas Nikolaou in 2019 after the latter resigned amidst an investigation into mishandling of the Mitsero murders case.

List of ministersEdit

  • Glafkos Clerides (1959–1960)
  • Spiros Kyprianou (1960)
  • Stella Soulioti (1960–1970)
  • Georgios Ioannidis (1970–1972)
  • Christos Vakis (1972–1974)
  • Lefkos Clerides (1974–1975)
  • Georgios Ioannidis (1975–1978)
  • Petros Michailidis (1978–1980)
  • Andreas Dimitriadis (1980–1982)
  • Phobos Clerides (1982–1985)
  • Dimitris Liberas (1985–1988)
  • Christodoulos Chrysanthou (1988–1990)
  • Nikos Papaioannou (1990–1993)
  • Alekos Evangelou (1993–1996)
  • Georgios Stavrinakis (1996)
  • Alekos Evangelou (1996–1997)
  • Nikos Kassis (1997–2002)
  • Alekos Siabos (2002–2003)
  • Doros Theodorou (2003–2006)
  • Sofoklis Sofokleous (2006–2008)
  • Cyprus Chrysostomides (2008)
  • Antonis Paschalides (2008)
  • Luke Lucas (2008–2013)
  • Ionas Nikolaou (2013–2019)
  • George Savvides (2019–present)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyprus Government Web Portal"Ministries and Council of Ministers". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012.
  2. ^ Cyprus Government Web Portal"Executive Power - Ministries and Council of Ministers - Ministry of Justice and Public Order". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012.
  3. ^ Ministry of Justice and Public Order Official Website "MISSION". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012.
  4. ^ Ministry of Justice and Public Order Official Website "Historical Background". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012.

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