Modinos v Cyprus, 16 Eur. H.R. Rep 485 (1993)

Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights ruling in favour of the applicant, and condemning Cyprus for criminalising same-sex activity.

The case was brought by a gay rights activist who stated that he suffered strain and apprehension owing to the criminalisation of homosexual acts under section 171 of the Criminal Code of Cyprus. He argued that such provisions interfered with his Article 8 rights (right to private life). The Court ruled in favour of the applicant.