Chief Justice of Cyprus
The Chief Justice of Cyprus was the head of the Supreme Court of Cyprus.
The administration of Cyprus was taken over by the British government, following the Russo-Turkish War, under the Convention of 4 June 1878. Charles Alfred Cookson was appointed in that year as Chief Justice and Attorney General. Following the outbreak of hostilities between the two countries in 1914 the island was annexed to the British crown. The country became independent on 16 August 1960.
The Supreme Court of Cyprus was established in 1883.
List of Chief Justices of Cyprus
|Took office||Left office|
|Sir Elliot Charles Bovill||1883||1890||Later Chief Justice of Straits Settlements, 1892|
|Sir William James Smith||1892||1897||Afterwards Chief Justice of British Guiana, 1897|
|Sir Joseph Turner Hutchinson||1898||1906||Afterwards Chief Justice of Ceylon, 1906|
|Sir Charles Robert Tyser ||1906||1919|
|Sir Stanley Fisher||1920||1924||Afterwards Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, 1924|
|Sir Sidney Charles Nettleton||1924||1927||Afterwards Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1927|
|Sir Charles Frederic Belcher||1927||1930||Afterwards Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, 1930|
|Sir Herbert Cecil Stronge||1931||1938|
|Sir Bernard Arthur Crean||1938||1943|
|Sir Edward St. John Jackson||1943||1952|
|Sir Eric Hallinan||1952||1957|
|Sir Paget John Bourke||1957||1961||Later President of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas, 1970|
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