851st meeting – 9 September 2003
Written question No. 427 by Mr Jurgens: “Property rights of displaced persons in Cyprus” to the Chair of the Committee of Ministers
(CM/Del/Dec(2003)844/1.1, CM/Del/Dec(2003)850/3.1, CM/AS(2003)Quest427prov.)
The Deputies noted that the Chairman's reply to Written question No. 427 by Mr Jurgens would be contained in document CM/AS(2003)Quest 427 final.
Appendix: reply given by the Chairman to questions for oral answer before the Parliamentary Assembly on 26 June 2003
REPLY TO WRITTEN QUESTION No. 4
BY Mr K. SFYRIOU
(Greece, PA SO K)
In view of the assurances given by the Prime Minister of Turkey to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly at the first part-session of 2003,
Noting that Ms Loizidou is a refugee from Kyrenia whose property was illegally confiscated by the Turkish occupying authorities,
To ask the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers,
If the Committee of Ministers could inform the Parliamentary Assembly whether there has been progress with regard to the implementation of the judgment delivered on 28 July 1998 by the European Court of Human Rights in the Loizidou case, and what supplementary measures the Committee of Ministers envisages to ensure that the judgment is applied.
I can tell the Honourable Member of the Assembly that the Turkish authorities declared unequivocally, at the Deputies' meeting on 19 June 2003, that the necessary action will have been taken to allow the Committee of Ministers to find, at the Human Rights meeting on 7-8 October 2003, that the just satisfaction awarded by the Court had been paid. This will also allow the Deputies to adopt a final resolution on the execution of the Court's judgment of 28 July 1998.
The Deputies have so far concentrated, for obvious reasons, on payment of the just satisfaction awarded by the Court. Once this question has been settled, the Committee will decide how to proceed on the other issues raised by this case.