Legal Pluralism and Constitutionalism in the Cypriot Example

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The Cypriot legal order represents an example of openness towards external influences, primarily in the form of case law development. That cosmopolitanism of Cypriot law has nonetheless appeared in an atypical, selective, non-structured and inconsistent manner. There is a notable differentiation between openness towards the ECHR system and certain foreign jurisdictions and relative caution and closeness towards the EU system, despite the hierarchical nature of that relationship. Cyprus is a mixed legal system, with constitutional idiosyncrasies, that has remained open to informal dialogue with other legal orders, yet in a manner that is circumstantial and asymmetric.


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