Court of cassation
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A court of cassation is a high-instance court that exists in some judicial systems. Courts of cassation do not re-examine the facts of a case, they only interpret the relevant law. In this they are appellate courts of the highest instance. In this way they differ from systems which have a supreme court which can rule on both the facts of a case and the relevant law. The term derives from the Latin cassare, "to reverse/overturn".
The European Court of Justice answers questions of European Union law following a referral from a court of a Member State. In exercising this function it is not a court of cassation: it issues binding advice to the national courts on how EU law ought to be interpreted, it does not overturn decisions of those courts. However, the Court of Justice can act as a court of cassation when it hears appeals from the General Court of the European Union.
Cassation courts are listed below.
- Court of Cassation (Armenia)
- Court of Cassation (Belgium)
- Supreme Court of Cassation of Bulgaria
- Court of Cassation (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- In Ecuador, the Corte Nacional de Justicia
- Court of Cassation (Egypt)
- Supreme Court of Estonia
- Court of Cassation (France)
- Court of Cassation (Greece)
- Court of Cassation (Haiti)
- Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong)
- In Iraq, the Court of Cassation of Iraq (see Constitution of Iraq#Judicial branch)
- Court of Cassation (Italy)
- Court of Cassation (Jordan)
- Court of Cassation (Kuwait)
- Court of Cassation (Lebanon) (composed of nine chambers)
- In Lithuania, the Supreme Court of Lithuania
- Court of Cassation (Morocco)
- Supreme Court of the Netherlands
- Supreme Court (Sąd Najwyższy - in Poland)
- Court of Cassation (Qatar)
- In Romania, the High Court of Cassation and Justice
- Court of Cassation (Senegal)
- Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia
- Supreme Court of Spain
- Court of Cassation (Sudan), in Khartoum
- Court of Cassation (Tunisia)
- Court of Cassation (Turkey)
- Court of Cassation (Vatican City)
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- "Court frees Sudanese woman sentenced to death for being Christian". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
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