September 24, 2014
by William Helbling
The French Court of Cassation ruled on Monday that a woman is allowed to adopt the child of her same-sex spouse conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ruling by the French high court comes following recently enacted laws regarding same-sex marriage rights. The court held each spouse ...[read more]
May 24, 2014
by William Helbling
The Court of Cassation in Egypt today sentenced 19 supporters of the formerly ousted president Mohammed Morsi to five years in prison for rioting last year outside the Al-Azhar Islamic institution. It has been reported that the supporters were accused of assaulting civil servants, damaging ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Italy's Court of Cassation on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for his conviction for tax fraud. Prior to the high court's confirmation, Berlusconi had hoped to run for European Parliament in May. Berlusconi had fought to overturn ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
France's highest appeals court on Wednesday sentenced former trader Jerome Kerviel to three years in prison for fraudulent covert trading while working for French bank Society Generale (SocGen). The Court of Cassation upheld two lower court verdicts that determined that Kerviel acted without the ...[read more]
March 12, 2014
by William Helbling
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld guilty verdicts against three US defendants in the 2003 extraordinary rendition kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect. The three Americans are CIA agents who participated in the kidnapping of terror suspect Osama Moustafa ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The French Court of Cassation on Thursday blocked plans to extradite three men to stand trial in Rwanda for alleged crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. The court overturned a November decision by the Court of Appeal of Paris to allow the extradition of Claude Muhayimana and ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, on Monday dismissed the convictions of five Italian agents related to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. The five agents included the former... ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
France's highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology. The Cour de Cassation, the country's court of final appeal for civil and criminal matters, rejected the organization's request that the conviction be overturned on the grounds it violated ...[read more]
August 2, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation on Thursday upheld a jail sentence for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted of tax fraud in October. The court's decision upholds a four-year prison sentence, marking his first definitive court conviction after years of court battles over ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation began hearing an appeal by Silvio Berlusconi of his tax fraud conviction, which, if upheld, would prevent the former prime minister from taking political office for five years. Prosecutors are seeking to reduce the five-year ban to three on technical ...[read more]

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