Cyprus v Turkey: ECHR 10 May 2001

Hudoc (Grand Chamber) Missing persons: No violation of Art. 2, Art. 4; Violation of Arts. 2 and 5 with regard to lack of effective investigation; No violation of Art. 5 with regard to alleged detention; Not necessary to examine Arts. 3, 6, 8, 13, 14 and 17; Violation of Art. 3 with regard to relatives; Not necessary to examine Arts. 8 and 10 with regard to relatives; Displaced persons: Violation of Art. 8, P1-1 and Art. 13; Not necessary to examine Arts. 14+8, 14+13 and 14+P1-1, 3, 17 and 18; No violation of Art. 2 with regard to access to medical services; Greek Cypriots in northern Cyprus: No violation of Arts. 5, 6 and 11; Violation of Art. 9; No violation of Art. 9 with regard to the Maronite population; Violation of Art. 10 with regard to censorship of school books; No violation of P1-1 with regard to alleged failure to protect property from interferences by private persons.
The abolition by the Turkish authorities of the Greek language secondary schools in Northern Cyprus constituted a breach of A2P1.


L Wildhaber P


25781/94, [2001] ECHR 331, (2002) 35 EHRR 30, (2001) 11 BHRC 45, ECHR 2001-IV, (2001) 11 BHRC 45


Worldlii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights A2P1

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