Right to Appeal in the Criminal Procedure of France
// Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law. – 2011. – № 4.
– P. 168-172.
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Abstract: In this article the author tries to provide a definition for the terms: “appeal”, “right to appeal”, “ form of appeal”,
briefly defines the two concepts of the French legal theory of appeal — restrictive and liberal. The need for the
existence of the institute of appeal in criminal procedure is underlined. The goal of appeal is defined which is formulated
on the ideas of “mistake” and “ judicial truth”. The preventive function of the institute of appeal is studied as well as the
place of the right to appeal among the general principles of French criminal procedure.
Keywords: comparative law, criminal procedure, the Code of Criminal Procedure of France, appeal, right to appeal, form of appeal, justice, the Court of Cassation, judicial decision, judicial error
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