Courts will also be meeting in the afternoons in order to hear the thousands of civil law cases pending for years. In addition, 26 new judges are to be recruited. Due to the lack of suitable rooms, the judges will be using their colleagues’ rooms in the afternoons.
These important decisions were taken yesterday at a meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and representatives from the Cyprus Bar Association, in the presence of Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou. After the meeting, Nicolaou stated that one of the main problems of the Justice System in Cyprus is that many old cases are pending, in some cases, for six to eight years. ‘We have agreed with the Supreme Court and the Cyprus Bar Association that an additional number of judges will be appointed in order to hear all pending old cases and, at first stage, those which are more than four years old.’