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Costigane, Helen and Hurley, James B. (2010) Why Have a Tribunal of Second Instance? Law & Justice: The Christian Law Review, 165, pp. 117-123. [Journal Article]

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    Abstract

    Canon 1682 §1 provides for a mandatory review of all sentences which first declare the nullity of marriage. This requirement is quite apart from any appeal that may be lodged by the parties or the defender of the Bond. The question is, given the often-cited shortage of tribunal personnel or resources, why is a second tribunal necessary? This essay will look at the annulment process itself, look at potential problems arising from First Instance procedures, and consider how the Second Instance tribunal may provide additional assurance that the process is fair, just and equitable.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Law & Justice: The Christian Law Review
    Department: Pastoral and Social Studies
    Depositing User: Dr Helen Costigane
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 12:18
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 12:41
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/856

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