The goals of the Altruism Foundation
Without abandoning the main goal of all refugees and owners of property in the Turkish occupied area of Cyprus, which is none other than the return of the Cypriots to their homes and properties and the land of their forefathers, the main goals of the Foundation are humanitarian and above and beyond any political affiliation, and aiming at the common good. These goals are:
A) The promotion, defence, support, recognition, safeguarding, and respect of human rights for all as they are numbered and described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and Basic Liberties and the Charter of the United Nations.
B) Providing assistance to the Cypriots lodging their personal appeal to the International and to the European Court of Human rights for the removal, restriction and violation of their human rights and which resulted from the Turkish invasion in 1974.
C) The formation, writing and submission of recommendations to the government, the legislative assembly and international organisations in order to promote and defend human rights.
D) To pursue every legal effort and activity for the promotion, defence, support, recognition, respect and safeguarding of human rights as they are described above, and the collaboration with any legal authority, organisation, community, association and persons locally or overseas in order to achieve the above-mentioned goals.
E) The contribution to culture and education in Cyprus.
Especially now that there is communication with the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus the Foundation Board promotes specific projects for the renovation and restitution of the cemeteries, the churches, places of worship, and the monuments of both the Greek and the Turkish communities in the occupied areas as well as in the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus.
**In order to facilitate in the procedures and assist those citizens for whom the cost is prohibiting, the Foundation has collaborated with lawyers so that the cost of each appeal is kept at 500 pounds only. Each refugee will contribute 250, while the rest will be contributed by the Foundation. The Foundation will bear the whole cost of the appeal of the Enclave and the Missing people since the Turkish invasion in 1974.