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Famagusta court hearings officially move to Paralimni

A demonstration outside Famagusta court after the verdict in the Ayia Napa rape claim trial

The Supreme Court has recently revoked a previous decree meaning the Famagusta District Court will now operate as its own entity and be housed in Paralimni, it announced on Saturday.

The original decree, dated September 13, 1974, saw the courts of Famagusta and Larnaca unified, following the dramatic circumstances of the invasion.

As a result, the cases of the Famagusta District have since been heard, in their vast majority, in the Larnaca District Court.

With the new decree, the Famagusta District Court will operate as a separate court and be housed, until the return to Famagusta, in a newly built building in the municipality of Paralimni.

At this initial stage, five judges have been appointed, including the Administrative President of the Court of Justice.

For the time being, all civil and criminal cases will be heard in the new Famagusta Court, except for the Assize Court, which will still be heard in Larnaca.

The prospect of transferring cases of special jurisdiction from the Larnaca Court (Family Court, Rent Control Court, Labour Disputes Court, Military Court) will also be examined, as necessary.

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