16.01.2018

  • The UK’s Royal Courts of Justice on Friday rejected an attempt by the British government to try under Cypriot law a historic torture and abuse case brought against it by former Eoka fighters.

  • The Greek Cypriots – all elderly Eoka veterans – filed their claim in mid-2015 after Foreign Office documents released in July 2012 described claims of torture and abuse during the 1955-1959 Eoka insurgency.

  • The British government had, in a preliminary hearing in November, presented what was described by the plaintiffs lawyers as ‘an obscure piece of international private law known as double actionability’.

  • That meant they wanted to try the case under Cypriot law as opposed to UK law, which has more discretion when it comes to limitations.

12/01/18 20:09

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Eoka fighters win first historic torture battle in UK court

The UK’s Royal Courts of Justice on Friday rejected an attempt by the British government to try under Cypriot law a historic torture and abuse case brought against it by former Eoka fighters. The thirty-four elderly Greek Cypriots described the decision as the first battle...

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Eoka fighters win first historic torture battle in UK court

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