The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS RESOLUTION DH (79)

APPLICATION Nos. 6780/74 and 6950/75

CYPRUS AGAINST TURKEY
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 20 January 1979 at the 298th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers,

Considering the terms of the European Convention of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as "convention");

Having regard to the situation concerning the respect of human rights in the Republic of Cyprus;

Considering its decision of 21 October 1977 by which it

Considering with regret that this request had not been taken up by the parties concerned;

Having decided to resume consideration of the matter;

Convinced that the enduring protection of human rights in Cyprus can only be brought about through the re-establishment of peace and confidence between the two communities, and that intercommunal talks constitute the appropriate framework for reaching a solution of the dispute;

Decides strongly to urge the parties to resume intercommunal talks under the auspices of the Secretary General of the United Nations in order to agree upon solutions on all aspects of the dispute.

The Committee of Ministers views this decision as completing its consideration of the case of Cyprus against Turkey. The documentation will be declassified on 31 August 1979.

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