‘Yes, we can (change)’

“… The reform is twofold. On the one hand, it concerns – in the (French) words of the Court – ‘le style de rédaction’; all decisions of the Cour de cassation will get a new structure. Instead of a line-up of considerations introduced by ‘attendu que’, each decision will consist of three distinctive, titled and numbered parts. Each decision will start with the facts and procedure (‘faits et procedure’). Subsequently, the grounds for cassation will be given (‘examen des moyens du pourvoi’). Lastly, the decision itself (‘dispositif de l’arrêt’) will follow …” (more)

[Ekaterina Pannebakker and Pauline Ribbers, Leiden Law Blog, 18 July]

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