Administrative Law

Individuals, institutions and businesses are able to challenge administrative decisions by filing an appeal for the specific act, within 75 days from the date that decision was published or from its notification to the individual, institution or business.

In case of an omission, the appeal must be filed from the date when it came to the knowledge of the applicant.

Note: After the lapse of the 75 days, no legal action can be taken against such decision or act, as it becomes void and irrevocable.

LA Law Firm represents individuals and corporate bodies before the Cyprus Supreme Court in resources against the validity of decisions of public authorities and administrative organs.
Cyprus Administrative Law is found on Article 146, Part IX of the Cyprus Constitution.

The Administrative Court of Cyprus has been very productive in its administrative law jurisprudence. It has developed and enormous amount of case law from 1960 till today. In 1999 the House of Representatives passed law 158(I)/99 (The General Principles of Administrative Law, Law) which codified administrative law principles as they existed on that day

Administrative law is a set of regulations that governs how the Public Administration is set up, how it functions, how it interacts with the general public and other administrative bodies, and how it interacts with all other public services provided by the State.

The practice areas of our firm include, among others:

International Protection Court:

Any recourse made to it by an asylum seeker under Section 146 of the Constitution against a decision, an act, or an omission relating to the provisions of the Refugee Law is subject to first-instance adjudication by the International Protection Administrative Court, which has exclusive jurisdiction over such cases.

When an asylum claim is initially denied by the Asylum Service of Cyprus, it is usual practice for the applicant to seek legal counsel. However, it is crucial to start the asylum process off right by being well-prepared for the RSD interview, which is done by the Asylum Service. Your best opportunity to fully describe your experience and obtain international protection at the first instance decision is now.


You have a 10- to 20-day window to file an appeal if your application for international protection is denied (specified in your refusal letter). Depending on the specifics of the situation, you can appeal.

By submitting an administrative appeal to the RRA, a free-standing organization tasked with reviewing asylum applications that the Asylum Service has denied in a second instance. You have the right to file an appeal before the Administrative Court within 75 days if your administrative appeal to the RRA is denied by doing so directly to the Administrative Court.

If you believe you should be granted refugee status rather than subsidiary protection, take note that the Asylum Service’s decision to deny you protection is seen as a negative decision and can also be appealed as explained above.