Georgios Serghides

Born on 28 June 1955 in Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Law degree, University of Athens, Greece, 1978
  • Cyprus Bar Exams, 1985
  • Course on Anglo-Cypriot Legal Studies, University of Leicester, 1988-1989
  • Ph.D. in private international law, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 1984
  • Ph.D. in comparative administrative law, University of Athens, Greece, 1998
  • Ph.D. in comparative family law, University of Salonica, Greece, 2007
  • Ph.D. in the European Convention on Human Rights and comparative constitutional law, University of Thrace, Greece, 2015
  • Ph.D. in International Law and Human Rights, University of Strasbourg, 2021
  • Practising Advocate before all courts in Cyprus, 1985-1990
  • Judge (1990-1999), President (1999-2016) of the Family Court in Cyprus
  • International Hague Network Judge for Cyprus in abduction of children cases, 2000-2016
  • Cyprus Liaison in the European judicial network in family matters (2006-2016) and Cyprus family law expert for the purposes of the ERA’s training modules on European family law (2012-2016)
  • Cyprus Judicial Liaison for asylum matters (2013-2016)
  • Lecturer and Head of the Law Department of Philips College, Cyprus, 1986-1990
  • Secretary and Lecturer of the Cyprus Council of Legal Education, 1985-1990
  • Lecturer and Examiner of the Cyprus Bar Council, 2000-2004
  • Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Cyprus, 2009-2012
  • Visiting Associate Law Professor at Frederick University, Cyprus, 2014
  • Appointed by the Cyprus Law Commissioner to make recommendations for the amendment of a chapter of the Cyprus Penal Code (1989)
  • Representative of Cyprus judiciary in a number of legal bodies and committees, including the Council of the E.U., 1998-2016
  • Vice-President of the Committee of the United Nations Association of Cyprus (2012-2016) and a member of the Committee for the Restoration of Human Rights Throughout Cyprus (1986-2000)
  • Editor and main author of the series “Studia Juriis Cyprii”, 1988-2016
  • Author and joint author of various law books and articles
  • Ph.D. in Law (Honoris Causa), University of Nicosia, 2019
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 18 April 2016
  • Vice-President of Section from 7 May 2019 to 6 May 2023.
Georgios Serghides