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Guy Canivet (born 23 September 1943 in Lons-le-Saunier) is a French judge.

Guy Canivet
Member of the Constitutional Council
In office
PresidentJean-Louis Debré
Preceded byJean-Claude Colliard
Succeeded byCorinne Luquiens
Personal details
Born (1943-09-23) 23 September 1943 (age 76)
Lons-le-Saunier, France
Alma materÉcole Nationale de la Magistrature

As of 2005, he is president of the Court of Cassation and as such is the highest judge in France.

On 22 February 2007, Jean-Louis Debré, president of the French National Assembly, appointed Guy Canivet to the Constitutional Council of France, replacing Jean-Claude Colliard.[1]


  1. ^ Decision of appointment, 22 February 2007