Cyprus Cyprus


ECRI Report, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of CYPRUS subject to interim follow-up Adopted on 19 March 2014

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

In its report on Cyprus (fourth monitoring cycle), ECRI encouraged the authorities to develop further the Crime Report System to ensure that accurate data and statistics are collected.

It encouraged the authorities to improve the court archiving system so that cases are classified also by subject matter and clearly indicate racist elements.

With regard to police data, ECRI has been informed by the authorities that the Police Registry of Cases maintained by the Office for Combating Discrimination of the Police, has been further developed and updated.As concerns the court archiving system, ECRI was informed that steps are being taken to restructure and computerise it, with the aim of improving both the archiving system itself as well as the information contained in it. Moreover, the Court Registrar is considering adding a new column to the existing data classifying cases by the subject matter and by indicating “racist” elements.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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