Friday, February 4, 2011

Cyprus – 50 th Anniversary of The European Court of Human Rights 12.11.2009

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is a supra-national court, established by the European Convention on Human Rights, which provides legal recourse of last resort for individuals who feel that their human rights have been violated by a contracting party to the Convention. Application before the court can also be brought by other contracting parties. The Convention was adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe, all 47 of whose member states are parties to the Convention. This First Day Cover and the stamp was issued by Cyprus to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation. This lovely card was sent to me by Maria. This FDC came in a cover with some pretty Cypriot stamps which are also being displayed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vijay
    It's good to see Cyprus stamps being mentioned on the world wide web :-)

    The offical Post Office cover for the 2010 Domestic Animals stamps can be seen here:

    Unfortunately, some of the official First Day covers can be a bit boring to look at but the Cyprus & Romania joint issue cover released in 2010 featuring Viticuture was quite a nice one.

    Here is one my husband made (a cachet envelope) which also includes the obligatory Cyprus Refugee Tax Fund stamp (never included on the offical covers):

    I hope you enjoy looking at them. If you would like me to send you the actual images, please feel free to contact me.