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Case Note On Supreme Court Of Cyprus (2007), Toumaian Christodoulidou V. Toumaian (2007) 1 Α.Α.Δ. 1024 [In Greek], Nikitas E. Hatzimihail Jan 2008

Case Note On Supreme Court Of Cyprus (2007), Toumaian Christodoulidou V. Toumaian (2007) 1 Α.Α.Δ. 1024 [In Greek], Nikitas E. Hatzimihail

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The note makes the statement that the Family Courts of Cyprus have been gradually transformed, from tribunal to court, since their establishment in 1990, by means of the legislative reforms and the evolution of case law in the past two decades. Having been launched as tribunals, in replacement of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction over divorce cases of the Greek Orthodox Community, they presently stand as superior courts of limited jurisdiction (courts of justice), with power and specialization over all matters of family law. As a consequence, ratione personae exceptions to their jurisdiction (notably with regard to members of the three acknowledged ...