‘Solving the Cyprus Property Conundrum’ – London seminars

With the legal floodgates now open following the recent spate of court rulings on the Cyprus property dispute, human rights group Embargoed!  will be hosting a series of seminars on the issue between 15-16 March 2010. Titled “Solving the Cyprus Property Conundrum”, the seminars will review this complicated and emotionally charged issue, with the aim of providing a roadmap to solve this problem fairly in the absence of a comprehensive political settlement on the island. A pool of experts from North Cyprus – Emine Erk, Dr. Erol Kaymak, Ergun Olgun, Stephen Day and Zaim Necatigil – will present at three events, which include a closed session at the House of Lords and a public seminar at the London School of Economics.

The House of Lords event will take place in Committee Room 4a on Monday 15 March. It will be hosted by Lord Wallace of Soltaire, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, and chaired by BBC Global News presenter Alex Ritson. In the evening of 15 March, a seminar open to the public will be held in Room D302, situated on the third floor of Clement House at the London School of Economics (LSE) in Aldwych. The two hour event starts at 18.30 and has limited capacity; interested persons are invited to contact Embargoed! to reserve their place (email: [email protected] or call + 44 (0)7806 932966). On Tuesday 16 March a roundtable legal discussion on the Cyprus property dispute will be led by Zaim Necatigil, the former Attorney-General of the Turkish Republic of Cyprus (TRNC). The well respected lawyer has been involved in the major legal property disputes including the Loizidou, Orams and Nezire Sofi cases.

The speakers and topics for the House of Lords and LSE public seminar (both in English) are:

  • Britain, Cyprus, and the Aftermath of the Orams Ruling – former British MP and current vice-chair of the TRNC British Residents Society Stephen Day
  • Landownership in Cyprus, Property Disputes and Current Remedies – human rights lawyer Emine Erk
  • Cypriot Attitudes to Property and their Bearing on the Cyprus Political Negotiations – researcher & academic Dr. Erol Kaymak (co-author of new, ground-breaking ‘attitudes’ research)
  • Solving the Cyprus Property Conundrum – political strategist Ergun Olgun
  • Question and Answer session – attendees can put questions to the panel

Following these events, Embargoed! will be developing a White Paper on the issue. In addition, the group’s lawyers will produce a leaflet to advise people affected by the Cyprus property dispute, including those who might face an Orams type legal challenge for their homes in North Cyprus or people who need to take legal action against the authorities of South Cyprus.

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