Cour de Cassation


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Cour de Cassation

a French appeal court. The only French court with a jurisdiction that covers the whole country but quite different from the British and American notion of a supreme court. There must be a ‘violation de la loi’, a legal error, before it can interfere with the lower court. It only ‘breaks’ the lower court's decision - the case is then remitted back to the court at the same level as the original court (although not the same one). If a case comes back again after having been reversed, it is sent to the Assemblée plenière on which all the chambers are represented. It will make a final decision if the issues are the same. There is the possibility of a third remit if matters are not the same or further information is required. It has over a hundred members, and it hears well over a hundred times more cases than the House of Lords. Judgments are given as a college, much like the COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. While there are no dissents, the report produced by one of the judges to the court is published.
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Specifiquement, il s'agira d'amener les membres de la Cour supreme a s'accorder sur la mise en Auvre effective des differents textes et le traitement des procedures pendantes, preciser les competences de la Cour supreme, de la Cour de cassation et du Conseil d'Etat et definir les rapports entre ces trois juridictions, etc.
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The decision by the Cour de Cassation does not automatically prompt an extradition.
In Teffaine, the Cour de cassation used paragraph 1 (9) of article 1384 to create a new strict liability regime.
Il s'agissait de 6 grandes boEtes contenant des papiers, des documents et des dossiers apres leur retour de la Cour de cassation. Apres examen, la cour s'est assuree de l'etat des pieces qui ont compris les cahiers et des brigades interarmes, les Forces centrales de securite et des salles des Munitions, pendant la periode de la Revolution du 25 Janvier, qui montre le nombre de soldats qui sortaient pour s'attaquer aux manifestants, ainsi que l'armement et les munitions.
On appeal, the French Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] reverses and grants the enforcement order.
Giraud et Migot (Cour de Cassation, Chambre Sociale, Paris, 15 Dec.
(11) Cour de Cassation, Chambre Sociale, 26 janvier 2005, Bulletin, V, no 23.
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Alstom and subsidiary Alstom Transport have now decided to take the ruling to the Cour de cassation, the highest court in France, a spokesperson for the company confirmed.
(11) A commission of investigation ("commission d'instruction") made up of the high-ranking magistrates of the "Cour de Cassation" (12) had then to consider if the facts against the President, constituted a serious error of judgement made in the performance of his duties.