The reform of the CPR involved three stages.
Stage 1: Review the old Cypriot civil procedure rules against modern and more efficient approaches. Organise public consultation on the areas of intervention
In September 2017, the Supreme Court of Cyprus sought technical support from the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) of the European Commission with a view to modernising the rules for civil procedures, which have been in place since 1958.
In this respect, following consultation with the Supreme Court of Cyprus, the SRSS agreed to provide technical support in the review of the rules of civil procedure through the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland (IPA), which is Ireland’s only public service development agency focused exclusively on public sector development.The project forms part of an ambitious program undertaken by the Supreme Court of Cyprus with the support of the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) of the European Commission aiming to reform and improve the judicial system of Cyprus focusing on four specific areas: court operations, judicial training, e-justice and the reform of the Civil Procedure Rules.
Further reading: Modernising the CPR