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Press Release


Monday 4th March 2024


On the 28th and 29th of February, the Slynn Foundation in conjunction with Public Administration International (PAI) and British High Commission Nicosia, presented a two-day training course at the Court of Audit, Nicosia.

The training course was delivered by the Foundation’s chairman, Sir Stephen Irwin, and English barrister, Ms Helen Malcolm KC, with a remote session from Ms Justice Ruth Henke.

Topics including Disclosure, Digital Evidence and Vulnerable Witnesses in Criminal Trials were presented to an audience of members of the Turkish Cypriot Bar, lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office and, in separate sessions, to Judges.

We would like to thank our speakers, PAI, and the British High Commission for their assistance in delivering this programme and the judiciary and Bar Council for their hospitality during our visit.  This was the third training course delivered by the Slynn Foundation and PAI to the Turkish Cypriot legal community.

High Commissioner Irfan Siddiq OBE delivered the welcome address. He is pictured left with Sir Stephen Irwin and Helen Malcolm KC

The Slynn Foundation is a UK based charity working with senior judges and justice institutions around the world to enhance the rule of law, and to improve professional understanding of human rights, mediation, and legal practice.

Public Administration International (PAI) is a UK based international development consultancy and development organisation which was established in 1995.  PAI works to strengthen governance and support policy makers, judges and court administrators, regulators and public sector managers.  PAI has been collaborating with the British High Commission in Nicosia for over fifteen years.


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