What’s in a Name? The Federal Republic of Cyprus – Talk by Alper Riza

Alper Riza

The next meeting of the Oxford University Society in Cyprus will take place on Tuesday 10th November at the Poseidonia Beach Hotel on the seafront in Limassol. Our speaker will be Alper Riza QC. The title of his presentation is “What’s in a Name? The Federal Republic of Cyprus”.

Alper Riza is a London-based barrister. He was called to the Bar in 1973, became a Queen’s Counsel in 1991 and a part-time judge in 1992. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2000. His practice has been mostly concerned with the defence of immigrants and refugees in the context of Criminal law, Constitutional and Administrative law, EU law and Human Rights law, and International and Refugee law. He describes hisbackground as “old school Cypriot – down to Turkish father and Greek mother, English language and culture – and proud of it! A few more like us and there would be no Cyprus problem.” His interests outside law are British politics, journalism (you may have read some of his incisive articles in the local press), music and chess.

The evening will start with a cash bar at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. Alper Riza’s presentation will be followed by dinner at the hotel. The cost per person is the usual charge of 30 euros, inclusive of dinner and wine/soft drinks.

To help with planning this event, we would be grateful for an early reply. Please let Charles Dodd charlesdodd@yahoo.co.uk) know as soon as possible whether you will be coming, and certainly by Thursday 5th November. If you are bringing guests, please let us know.

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