UK authorities should resettle refugees from the British Bases in Cyprus soon, Muiznieks tells CNA

The UK should resettle soon six families of refugees living in the British Bases, in Cyprus, since 1998, says Niels Muiznieks, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe.

Asked by CNA to comment on the case, Muiznieks welcomed the judgment of the UK Court of Appeal, which ordered last week the Home Secretary to reconsider the case.

The judgement reinforces the conclusions reached by the UN and myself that the UK authorities should resettle the refugees living in the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus Muiznieks told CNA.

I hope that the UK government will soon resettle to the UK these refugees, thus putting an end to a situation that has caused unnecessary human suffering for too long, the Commissioner concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency