Country Cyprus
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 17 of the Constitution adopted in 1960, and amended in 2013, includes the following provisions: 1. Every person has the right to respect for, and to the secrecy of, his correspondence and other communication if such other communication is made through means not prohibited by law.
2. There shall be no interference with the exercise of this right, unless such interference is permitted in accordance with the law, in the following cases:
B.Following a court order issued pursuant to the provisions of the law, upon an application by the Attorney-General of the Republic, and interference shall constitute a measure which is necessary in a democratic society only in the interests of the security of the Republic or for the prevention, investigation or prosecution of the following serious criminal offences:
b.trafficking in adult or minor human beings and offences relating to child pornography.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus, 1960 (amended in 2013), UN Women Constitutional Database


For more information please click here.