In a press statement (in Greek) the Cyprus Supreme Court rejected allegations of favouritism in its ranks which were voiced in a letter to the Cyprus Bar Association written by lawyer Nikos Clerides.
The Court said that it is saddened by this baseless and unprovoked attack on the authority of the institution of justice.
It is up to the Supreme Court to assure every citizen of our country that the Court has the will and mechanisms to self-correct
''At a time when our society is overwhelmed by unscrupulous deliberations, it is up to the Supreme Court to assure every citizen of our country that the Court has the will and mechanisms to self-correct.''
The announcement explains that measures have been taken to prevent a judge from adjudicating on a case brought before the court by a family member.
The Supreme Court also points out that "continuous and blind aggressive rhetoric towards judges and court decisions gradually creates a gap between the Courts and citizens that irreparably deteriorates the necessary relationship of trust between society and justice.''