"Clerides Christos Ph.: Lawyer;
Born in Nicosia on 25.12.1954. Married to Eleni Gotsi. Children: Three.
Education: Pancyprian Gymnasium Secondary School (1966-71) and at Sussex Tutors College, Brighton 1971-1972, England.
Languages: Greek, English.
Career: He got his LL.B (Hons) from Brunel University, Uxbridge having been awarded the First Price for the best examination performance in 1976. In 1977 he got his LL.B specializing in Maritime Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance and General Insurance at the University of London, University College, which made him eligible for scholarship.
In 1981 he was awarded his PH.D. at King’s College, University of London, specializing in EEC Law. For his Ph.D. at King’s College he worked under the supervision of Professor A. Chloros later the Greek Judge of the European Court of Justice. His thesis “Conflicts” of “Social Security Laws in the European Committees” was approved by an External Board of examiners He worked in England as part of his LL.B. (Hons) “sandwich” course with CITY Solicitors, Barlow, Lyde and Gilbert, under the supervision of the late President of the Law Society, Sir Denis Marshall.
He was called to the Cyprus Bar in 1982 having passed relevant Bar Exams, First Grade. He joined the firm of his father Phoebus Clerides and Co, in 1982, later in Partnership with N. Pirilides Advocate of Limassol. He is a practicing Advocate and head of the Nicosia Offices since 1982.
He practices in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, was a cofounder with former Judge of the European Court of Human Right in Strasbourg, L. Loucaides, of the International Association for the Protection of Human Rights in Cyprus in 1999 and has served as Honorary President and President of the Association; also served as Deputy Chairman of the New Horizons Party and elected Member of the House of Representatives 2001-2006. He has been a member of the National Council, up to December 2004. He served in the Committees of Human Rights, Law Committee and Affairs of the House and has participated in numerous official delegations of the House, has served in the Assembly of the Western European Union and its Committees in Paris as a member of the Cyprus team and has attended numerous meetings of the Mediterranean dialogue of the NATO Assembly.
He has written numerous studies and articles in Legal affairs magazines and in the local press. He served as a member of the Family Law Reform Committee 1983-1986, the report which was adopted in substance culminating in the amendment of the Cyprus Constitution and introduction of the New Family Law in Cyprus, abolishing the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Court, in matter of divorce and has participated and organized numerous Human Rights conferences and meetings in Cyprus.
Currently he is a member of the Presidential Council of DISY party.
Hobbies: Theatre, Classical Music, Opera, Travelling, Photography.
Home Address: 9B Doiranis Str., 1070, Nicosia. Phone: 22374817. Business: 2 Stasinou and Ayia Eleni Corner, 1514 Nicosia. Phone: 22753015. Fax: 22752085. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org"