Supreme Court ponders law to improve gender balance

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The full bench of the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its decision to a later date after hearing arguments for and against a law of which the stated aim is to improve the gender balance in public-law entities.

In April 2016 parliament voted for the amendment of the Certain Legal Entities of Public Law (Appointment of the Board of Directors) Law of 1988 to ensure that 30 per cent of either sex will be represented on boards of directors.

President Nicos Anastasiades subsequently referred the amended law to the Supreme Court to decide whether or not it conflicts with the constitution.

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Supreme Court ponders law to improve gender balance


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