Ministry of Justice and Public Order (Cyprus)

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Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus

Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας
Ministerial Department overview
Jurisdiction Cyprus Republic of Cyprus
Minister responsible NICOLAOU Ionas[1]
Website http://www.mjpo.gov.cy

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας) is one of the eleven Ministries of the Republic of Cyprus[2] and is the Ministry responsible for the close review and consideration of the need to reform the existing legislation in a wide field of public and private law, such as criminal law, legislation that falls within the general concept of the administration of justice, family law, legislation in the fields of equality, human rights, the treatment of offenders and other.[3][4]

Under the Ministry of Justice and Public Order fall agencies like the Cyprus Police and the Cyprus Prisons Department.

History[edit]

The Ministry of Justice immediately after the independence (from the 1959 interim period to 1982) was hosted in the 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, Nicosia where it remained up to 1993.

After the renaming of the Ministry to Ministry of Justice and Public Order in 1993 it has 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, Strovolos, Nicosia.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Justice and Public Order Official Website "Minister's CV". Retrieved 8 Jul 2013. 
  2. ^ Cyprus Government Web Portal"Ministries and Council of Ministers". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 
  3. ^ Cyprus Government Web Portal"Executive Power - Ministries and Council of Ministers - Ministry of Justice and Public Order". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ Ministry of Justice and Public Order Official Website "MISSION". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ Ministry of Justice and Public Order Official Website "Historical Background". Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 

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