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UCLan Cyprus School of Law Annual Writing Competition 2020/21

By Olga Shevchuk – Runner Up Nowadays, humanity is faced with the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual countries and the whole world have suffered human and economic losses. Countries ha …

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UCLan Cyprus School of Law Annual Writing Competition 2020/21

By Angelina Alyabyeva – Winner The Covid-19 pandemic has entered into our lives in the most unpredictable way. As of February 2021, almost a year after the first cases of the virus were recorded in th …

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Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou talks about the impact of Brexit upon the legal profession in the Republic of Cyprus

 On 20 January 2021, the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus held a webinar on the impact of Brexit upon the legal profession in the Republic of Cyprus. The day after, Profess …

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School of Law Webinar (Virtual Open Day Event 24/03/21)

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European Union Law

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5th Law Fair Become a Lawyer For a Day

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The Codification of Cyprus Law

by Angelina Alyabyeva In June 2020, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a research project organized by Velaris & Velaris LLC Law Office and the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus. The resea …

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Continuing Professional Development Webinar: Open Justice, Transparency and the Judiciary

This is the first of a series of free transparency-related Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Webinars organised by the School of Law of the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashir …

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International Women’s Day (IWD) 8 March 2021: Balancing Resources and Tools through Traditional Vedic Understanding to Be Aware and Alert in a Challenging World by Dr L S Spedding

This piece was originally published in: Intl Womens Day 2021 – Women in Law International Opening RemarksMost of us nowadays are trying constantly  to juggle the priorities in life: career, work, …

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The Law of Agency

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Company Law

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Land Law

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Criminal Law

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International Law

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War crimes trial

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On the inexplicable absence of the Judgments of the (Cypriot) International Protection Administrative Court: An infringement of the right to a fair trial?

By Andreas Hadjigeorgiou Introduction: The newly formed International Protection Administrative Court (IPAC) was constituted back in 2019, and begun its work officially around the middle of June 2019 …

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UCLan Cyprus School of Law Annual Writing Competition 2020/21

The UCLan Cyprus School of Law is pleased to announce its annual Writing Competition. Who can enter? The Writing Competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and alumni …

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Inability to Pay

By Dr. Andreas P. Poetis Advocate The legal profession extends to every act a man can imagine. We need the services of a lawyer when we get married or when we want to make a testament or when somebody …

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Interview of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou on Gender Equality

A message from the interview coordinator: Dear Readers, my name is Andrea Manoli. I am a Research Scholar at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus and one of the academics involved in the UCLan Cyprus Law …

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The amendment to Article 40 of the Constitution regarding term limits: Does it affect the next presidential election in the Republic of Cyprus?

By Charilaos Velaris “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton One could add to Lord Acton’s wise observation that corruption acts like a degenerative ailment and i …

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The Phenomenon of Arnisidikia in the Precedent of Dias United: A threat to the Cypriot Rule of Law?

By Andreas Hadjigeorgiou Arnisidikia (αρνησιδικία) is an interesting Greek concept, without an English counterpart, which usually translates into ‘denial of justice’. More precisely, though, it refers …

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operation of the Cypriot courts: technological challenges and the maintenance of Rule of Law – a comparative analysis with other common law jurisdictions

By Dr. Demetra Loizou, Lecturer in International law and Legal Skills, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus Dr. Despina Christofi, Lecturer in International Commercial Arbitration and Investment law School of …

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Human rights and COVID-19 in Cyprus

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The Islands of Cyprus and Great Britain in times of COVID-19 pandemic: variations on the Rule of Law ‘in and out’ of the EU

By Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Professor of European Law and Reform and Head, School of Law, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus campus (UCLan Cyprus) Ms. Andrea Manoli, PhD Candidate, Univer …

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This is the Cookie Policy for UCLAN Law Blog, accessible at https://lawblog.uclancyprus.ac.cy/ WHAT ARE COOKIES As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, whic …

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At the edges of the Rule of Law: International obligations in times of emergency

Nadia Kornioti, PhD Candidate, UCLan Cyprus The emergency measures taken by many governments during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, have given rise to multiple discussions among lawyers, academics and …

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First published at and reproduced with the kind permission of the Verfassungsblog Online Symposium on COVID-19 and States of Emergency

Once the first case of COVID-19 was reported on 9 March 2020, the Republic of Cyprus introduced emergency measures to contain the spread of the virus, as per the powers granted under the Constitution …

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What are Human Rights?

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What does the COVID-19 outbreak mean for your business?

This podcast has been posted by the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus (www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/school/school-of-law/), as part of the programme of activities organised by the Law Academy (www.uclancyprus.ac …

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The EU and UK, Approaches to Covid-19

In this Podcast, the first one of an English series of podcasts, I had the pleasure to host two distinguished academics from UClan Cyprus. Professor Stephanie Laulhe Shaelou, Head of Law School at UCL …

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Be a Contributor

If you wish to submit a blog piece, please ensure it complies with these Guidelines and send it as text to lawblog@uclancyprus.ac.cy These Guidelines constitute an open call for blog pieces. Ther …

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Legal Notice relating to Copyright, GDPR and other terms and conditions of useThe UCLan Cyprus Law Blog abides by the Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy as well as Data Protection Policy of UC …

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The Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism

What is RoLMM The geographical and thematic coverage of RoLMM The rule of law: four premises Guidelines aimed at potential authors of articles and other contributions Videos Blog Resources What is RoL …

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Guidelines aimed at potential authors of articles and other contributions A Blog piece is aimed at a wide non-expert audience, on topics of societal interest. So academics should avoid legalistic term …

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A Tale of Child Empowerment we Grew Up to: A Socio-Legal Commentary on The Addam’s Family

Andrea Manoli, PhD Candidate, UCLan Cyprus Numerous researchers have agreed that the television is a revelation portal of erroneous and demeaning depictions of women. Nevertheless, very few have resea …

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My Experience at Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust Memorial Museum – Thanos Ioannou, LLB student (UCLan Cyprus)

In February 2020, a group of Law students of UCLan Cyprus visited Auschwitz concentration camp together with their lecturer, Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou. World War 2. A war that shaped mankind. A war that …

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Interview of Dr. Linda Spedding of Women in Law International and Statement on the inauguration of Women in Law Mediterranean

By Ms. Andrea Manoli, Research Scholar, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus Prologue by Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Head of School of Law, UCLan Cyprus Dear Readers, it is with great pleasure that I would …

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THE GENDER PAY GAP: FIGURES AND TRENDS

Daniela Amura, LLB Student, UCLan Cyprus TRENDS AND EVOLUTIONS The general trends for the Republic of Cyprus are promising a positive development in eliminating gender pay inequality. According to the …

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Visiting Auschwitz – Birkenau, Odysseas Odysseos, LLM student, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

Located in German-occupied Poland, Auschwitz as well as Birkenau or Auschwitz II was considered as the one of the infamous camps where more than 1, 1 million people were murdered. It can be also argue …

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Why Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp?

Alexandros Xanalatos, LLB student, UCLan Cyprus World war two, a dark, bloody and regretful point of history that shook not only the European but also the International community who agreed to unite a …

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Visit to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp

The School of Law of UCLan Cyprus in cooperation with AEQUITAS invites undergraduate and post graduate students of the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus participate in our annual competition for a funded …

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Data Protection

UCLAN Cyprus School of Law will hold a Data Protection Roundtable on 15th January 2020 to discuss the Schrems II opinion and other legal developments in data protection in 2019.  The event is app …

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Book Launch: Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou’s ‘The Far-Right in International and European Law’

By Angelina Alyabyeva 2nd Year LLB Student, UCLan Cyprus On the 4th October 2019 I participated at Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou’s book launch in Nicosia. Her book is entitled ‘The Far-Right in Int …

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Artificial Intelligence and Biometrics – Law and Compliance in a Changing Environment

The rate of technology innovation challenges the ability of our legal and compliance systems to keep up. Developing and using new technology sometimes resembles playing a game when the gameboard keeps …

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What was the reason for the tension in relations between the Vatican and Turkey?

By Angelina Alyabyeva – 1st year Law student The purpose of this work is to study and find the reason why the peaceful Christian country of the Vatican has turned Turkey against it and not b …

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My experience as a youth entrepreneur

By Daniela Amura – 2nd Year LLB I took part in a seminar on youth entrepreneurship at UCLan Cyprus which occurred within the framework of the Erasmus Plus funded project entitled ‘MYSITE’ and implemen …

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Right to Education: The Case of Germany

By Angelina Alyabyeva – 1st Year Law student Education is one of the natural, fundamental rights and freedoms of a person. Education means “the process of teaching or learning, esp …

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“Work sets you free”

By Andrea Manoli – Phd student Humanity refers to the quality of being humane; benevolence. Yet, human beings collectively have committed the most appalling crimes against humanity. One of s …

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I must come, and I will bring others too.

By Alexandra Oikonomou – 4th Year LLB student With reference to World War II: I am writing to tell you that I want to visit your most terrifying home. Yes, the one in Poland, Auschwitz …

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Why Auschwitz?

By Daniil Isaev – 2nd year LLB student Auschwitz-Birkenau, some might wonder why Auschwitz. Why does nobody speak as much about Treblinka, Sobibor, Dachau and other numerous camps. Some …

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Auschwitz – Birkenau, the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

By Anastasios Andreou – 2nd year LLB student Auschwitz – Birkenau, is the largest former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp section of the Auschwitz complex.[1] It wa …

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“Irony of Life”

A short poem written by Giorgos Osipidis, 3rd Year LLB student, to compare our everyday struggles with the horrors of World War 2.   ‘‘As I wake up in the morning, I go to brush my teeth I am des …

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach

By Andrea Manoli – Research Scholar at University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus School of Law Disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in atrocities outraging the conscience of mankind, b …

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An interview with the Debating Club Founder

The introduction of the Mooting and Legal Debating module on the LLB has led to the creation of a debating club. Two volunteer positions for the management of the club were created as allocated seats …

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The Vicious Case of Sex Trafficking from Nigeria to Italy (written by Oluwatodimu Akolade Bankole)

Sex trafficking from Nigeria to Italy dates back to the 1980s where Nigerian migrant workers travelled to Italy to harvest fruits and vegetables.[1] Since then, an estimated number of 30,000 wome …

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1st Jurisprudence Guest Lecture Series by Dr. Dimitrios Hadjihambis: ‘The Ancient History of Wisdown’ (24/10/17)

Dr. Dimitrios Hadjihambis is undoubtedly one of the most prominent members of the Republic’s legal profession and one of the finest academics at UCLan Cyprus Law School. A distinct individual, both in …

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Feminism 101: The History of Feminism

In 1983, Dr. Michele A. Paludi and Lisa A. Strayer replicated Philip A. Goldberg’s 1968 research on gender bias against women which was titled ‘What’s in an Author’s Name’. In this study, 300 students …

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Feminism 101: The Present Era of Feminism

The present era of feminism which is also referred to as the third wave of feminism, is a movement which continues to advocate for equal rights for women. This is because equality is still yet to be a …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Course Trip

From the 29th to the 31st of March, I had the privilege of undertaking an extensive Alternative Dispute Resolution Course that took place in UCLan Cyprus. Out of all the events that were organized dur …

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“Accession of the EU to the ECHR: Problems, Challenges and the European judicial perspective”, new public lecture takes place at UCLAN Cyprus.

Another interesting public lecture took place in the University on the 23rd of March 2017.  It was entitled “Accession of the EU to the ECHR: Problems, Challenges and the European judicial p …

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Address by Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, President of the UN Association of Cyprus and Vice-President of WFUNA in the Model UN, co-organized by UNAC and UCLAN University, on the 13th March 2017

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the UNA of Cyprus and WFUNA I welcome for the second year, all of you in the Model UN co-organized by UNAC and Uclan University. I congratulate all the …

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Speech of Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, President of the UN Association of Cyprus and Vice-President of WFUNA, as Secretary-General of the U, co-organized by UNAC and UCLAN University, on the subject of Climate Change, in the Model UN, of 13th March, 2017, in UCLAN University.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be invited to speak to this distinguished body as Secretary-General of the UN. The subject of the climate change is one of the most import …

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Winner of the Law School Blog Article Competition: “Privacy is dead, or at least is dying irrevocably. Where does the Law stand?” by Vladimir Lamanov

Modern technology has a tremendous effect on our society. We live in an age of information abundance, an Internet driven and mobile device world. Over the past twenty-six years, a global system of int …

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Second place of the Law School Blog Article Competition: “Jurisprudence ” by Antonia Michaelide

Jurisprudence is often described as the general reflections upon law and justice. The word Jurisprudence is based on the Latin terms of jus which means law, and prudentia which means discretion.  The …

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Third place of the Law School Blog Article Competition: “The potential impact of Brexit on UK law” by Roman Yundt

Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), and it was, and continues to be, one of the most divisive dilemmas in British society.  On the 1st of Februa …

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Rule of Law in Cyprus : The First Public Lecture taking place in the UCLan Law School

On the 1st of December 2016, the Law School launched a new public lecture series. The first lecture of the series regarded the Rule of Law in Cyprus, both within a modern and a historical context …

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An Analysis of the Dublin III Regulation: The EU and Refugees.

The 1951 UN Refugee Convention and its Additional Protocol offer the central international protection mechanism for refugees. Accordingly, the key principle of the Convention is the principle of non-r …

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The 2013 Bail-in of Cyprus: A Legal Appraisal

Professor Dr. Achilles C. Emilianides, gave a compelling lecture regarding the Bail-In of Cyprus; also known as “haircut”, on the 17th of November 2016, at UCLan Cyprus. The presentation was give …

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Can EU Citizenship be put up for sale? A presentation by Dr Alina Tryfonidou

On the 28th of March Dr Alina Tryfonidou gave a presentation to UCLan Cyprus’ law students, in which she discussed the idea of selling EU citizenship, and whether this should be possible. Dr Tryfonido …

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Title: Can EU Citizenship be put up for sale? A presentation by Dr Alina Tryfonidou

On the 28th of March Dr Alina Tryfonidou gave a presentation to UCLan Cyprus’ law students, in which she discussed the idea of selling EU citizenship, and whether this should be possible. Dr Tryfonido …

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Human Rights Protection by The Council of Europe in Cyprus

“If you do pursue a career in Human Rights, do it because you like it, and because you want to establish justice for the individual.” That, is how Mr. Achilleas Demetriades started the lecture that he …

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A UCLan Cyprus student’s Model Regional Cooperation simulation experience

On the 11th October I started my journey to Rhodes (via Thessaloniki) to take part in the Model Regional Cooperation 2016. This is an annual event that simulates particular regional committees su …

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First Law Fair: Become a Lawyer for a day

The very first Law Fair entitled “Become a Lawyer for a day” was held in the Moot Courtroom of UCLan Cyprus on the 16th of September 2016.   Prominent lawyers were invited aiming to sho …

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First Model United Nations at UCLan Cyprus, Press Release

UCLan Cyprus may at first appear like a young university with under 5 years of operations under its belt. However, it can easily be said that the Law School is advancing, providing the students and ev …

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Law School Ball

The Law Society of the UCLAN Cyprus is organising the Law School Ball on the 27th May 2016, at Rise Hotel at 20:30.    

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“Fighting for the self-evident. The ‘traditional role’ of women in Cyprus and sex discrimination.” by Christophoros Christophi

Mr Christophi gave a presentation on a controversial matter regarding the Cypriot Society. Cyprus has usually followed a patriarchal approach when it comes down to the protection of human rights. Trad …

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ELSA Cyprus Delegation visits UCLan Cyprus to talk about “Objectives and Benefits of ELSA”

On the 8th of March 2016, the Cyprus Committee of the European Students Association (ELSA) gave a presentation to UCLan Cyprus to elaborate on the “Objectives and Benefits of ELSA”. ELSA was foun …

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Jean Monnet Module ‘Judge Constantinos Lycourgos’ on ‘Measures taken in order to tackle the Euro Crisis and the case law of the EU Courts’

On the 12th of February we were excited and pleased to attend a Jean Monnet Module by Judge Constantinos Lycourgos addressing the “Measures taken in order to tackle the Euro Crisis and the case l …

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Ms Diana Constantinidou gives presentation on ‘The Difficulties that a trainee lawyer faces and how to overcome them’

A few days ago we were visited at UCLan Cyprus by Solicitor and Former Associate Lecturer of the School of Law, Ms Diana Louise Constantinidou. She spoke to us about the early stages of becoming …

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