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cassation

annulment, as of a judicial decision by a higher court. See COUR DE CASSATION.

CASSATION, French law. A decision which emanates from the sovereign authority, and by which a sentence or judgment in the last resort is annulled., Merl. Rep. h.t. This jurisdiction is now given to the Cour de Cassation.
     2. This court is composed of fifty-two judges, including four presidents, an attorney-general, and six substitutes, bearing the title of advocates general; a chief clerk, four subordinate clerks, and eight huissiers. Its jurisdiction extends to the examination and superintendence of the judgments and decrees of the inferior court, both in civil and criminal cases. It is divided into three sections, namely, the section des requetes, the section civile, and the section criminelle. Merl. Rep. mots Cour de Cassation.

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Several defendants challenged the verdicts at the Court of Cassation and their lawyers requested that they be released until the trial is resumed.
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The two-day meeting, which concluded yesterday in Manama, discussed several issues including follow-up report on the implementation of the strategic plan for the GCC supreme courts and courts of cassation, training judges of the GCC supreme courts and courts of cassation, launching the website of the supreme courts and courts of cassation, and calling member states to provide the Secretariat with the regulations and laws governing the work of the supreme courts and courts of cassation.
The Court of Cassation overturned the Court of Appeal's ruling and sent the matter back for consideration by a differently constituted panel.
Once the Cassation Court issues a verdict then it's final.
The consultative meeting will discuss the GCC strategic plan for high courts and courts of cassation besides preparation and qualification of magistrates for these courts.
La saisine de la Cour de cassation etait le dernier obstacle avant un probable renvoi au tribunal de Nicolas Sarkozy, qui pourrait contrecarrer ses ambitions presidentielles pour 2017 alors que la primaire des Republicains est prevue en novembre.
Selon les statistiques presentees, il ressort que la cour de cassation a accueilli 41374 affaires dont 23700 dans le volet penal au cours de la precedente annee judiciaire.
The Cassation Court in Cairo adjourned Thursday the re-trial former president Hosni Mubarak to 21 January, in the case of killing protesters during the 25 January Revolution in 2011, also known in the media as "the trial of the century".
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