An Attempt to End Turkey's Impunity for Population Transfers into Occupied Cyprus

Christou, Theodora A. "An Attempt to End Turkey's Impunity for Population Transfers into Occupied Cyprus," Cyprus Human Rights Law Review vol. 3, no. 1 (2014): p. 90-104

Posted: 12 Jan 2018

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Theodora A Christou

LSE; Queen Mary University of London; UNICAF

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

On 14 July 2014 a complaint was filed requesting the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to initiate an investigation into the crimes committed in the Republic of Cyprus (hereinafter Cyprus) arising from the continued civilian displacement, ethnic cleansing, and settlement activity of the Government of Turkey. In this paper I intend to present the main arguments raised therein. In effect, the complainants submit that the settlement activities of Turkey within the territory of Cyprus, constitute the war crime of directly and indirectly transferring civilian population of an occupying power into occupied territory, in violation of Article 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute.

Keywords: Human Rights, Cyprus, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Court, Turkey, Ethnic Cleansing, Population Displacement, Rome Statute

Suggested Citation

Christou, Theodora and Christou, Theodora, An Attempt to End Turkey's Impunity for Population Transfers into Occupied Cyprus (2014). Christou, Theodora A. "An Attempt to End Turkey's Impunity for Population Transfers into Occupied Cyprus," Cyprus Human Rights Law Review vol. 3, no. 1 (2014): p. 90-104, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3099539

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