Court of Cassation, France

Known as the Cour de cassation in French. Court of Cassation was established in 1790 under the name Tribunal de cassation during the French Revolution. Court of Cassation is the highest court in the French judiciary and is located in Paris. Decisions rendered at last resort by first-level courts and decisions delivered by courts of appeal may themselves be appealed to the Court of Cassation. The Court of Cassation is comprised of divisions to which appeals are referred in line with case-review criteria that are laid down by the Court of Cassation Bureau. Each division has its own presiding judge and the President assigns an unequal number of trial judges to each of these according to the number of appeals to be heard. The Court of Cassation also has a Legal Aid Board which is run conjointly by judges, lawyers, State officials and users of the court.
Notes:   Only basic information available in English. Other information are only available in French.

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Guide ID: 3123 - Last Updated: July 29, 2013