Cypriot Civil Procedure
Nikolaos D. Koulouris
Assistant Professor of the School of Law of the European Cyprus University
Civil Procedure is the law science dealing with the institutions and the
way of rendering justice. It constitutes the tool of the realization of the princi-
ple of the fair trial and the provision of legal protection to the civil and social
rights, as this principle is included in the article 6 of the European Convention on
the Human Rights. Cyprus follows the Anglo-Saxon legal system of common law
and equity, which relies on the principle of the judicial precedent. The procedure
before the Cypriot Courts is mainly governed by the Civil Procedure Rules enacted
by the Supreme Court. Still, the judge has a vast discretionary power to regulate
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