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Achilles C. Emilianides

Abstract

This paper assesses the current review system of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and identifies existing challenges facing the appeal process in the Cypriot judicial system. It is argued that review procedures are an important public function of the appellate courts and through collective deliberation, the experience of justices, the exercise of review of material already evaluated by the trial court and of more targeted arguments by the advocates, can lead to better safeguards for quality assurance in the administration of justice. The continuous effort to restrict the right to appeal is criticized.

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Keywords

civil procedure, right to appeal, review proceedings, stay of execution, legal points

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