Artemis D. Savvidou, faculty member of the School of Law and Social Sciences at Neapolis University in Cyprus, and lawyer specializing in Criminal Law, partook the role of registrar at the “Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law” academic conference, organized by the Democritus University of Thrace’s School of Law, Department of Penal and Criminal Law Sciences. The conference was held in memory of Lecturer Angeliki Sareli, in Komotini, Greece on the 4th and 5th May, 2018.
Professor Stefanos Pavlos stressed in his greeting that these academic symposiums which began three years ago, are an attempt to unify the Greek-Speaking Criminal Law and Criminology Academic domain. Apart from the three traditional Hellenic School’s of Law, Criminal Law is also taught at the Panteion University and the Law School of Cyprus.
Mrs. Savvidou’s contribution pertained to personal, local, household, premise, and transport (with or without search warrant) investigations, within Cypriot Constitutional Criminal Proceedings, the majority of which have yet to be judged by the Supreme Court of Cyprus.
In conclusion, Cyprus is in need of fundamental amendments to Criminal Investigation and relevant provisions within its Criminal Procedural Law, amendments harmonizing them both with the Cypriot Constitution and contemporary guarantees of personal freedom enshrined within the European Convention on Human Rights.
A total of 23 Criminal Law and Criminology Academics from Greece’s three School’s of Law, the Panteion University, the Law School of the State University of Cyprus, the Law School of the Private Universities of Neapolis University in Cyprus, The University of Nicosia, The European University of Cyprus and the Legal School of the State University of Tirana spoke at the Congress.