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segunda instancia

English translation: appeal


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11:37 Mar 7, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase: segunda instancia
I am proofing a job in which "segunda instancia" is translated as "first appeal". I can see the logc of this is the "first instance" is the actual first hearing of the case and the "second" would be the first apeal. Does this make sense? Could any kind person confirm this for me ?
Giles Bickford
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English translation:appeal
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4 +6second instance
Antonio Castillo Gonz�lez

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second instance

En este libro aparece, al comienzo del capítulo II ("The Tribunal of Second Instance"), si bien referido a canon law.

Creo que second instance equivale a first appeal, pero veo más la primera expresión que la segunda.

Por ejmeplo, en las Comunidades Europeas:

European Commission - European Judicial Network - Organisation of ...
An appeal on points of fact and law goes in the second instance to the Higher Regional Court. In particularly important cases concerning legal issues of ...

Note added at 12 minutos (2008-03-07 11:49:55 GMT)

Perdón, olvidé poner la referencia del libro:

Title: New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law
by John P. Beal, James A. Coriden, Thomas Joseph Green
Year 2000. 1952 pages

Note added at 14 minutos (2008-03-07 11:52:07 GMT)

Ya sé que no se puede uno fiar de Google, pero a veces es indicativo de la frecuencia de uso:

Resultados 1 - 10 de aproximadamente 6,480 de "court of first appeal". (0.48 segundos)
Resultados 1 - 10 de aproximadamente 19,300 de "court of second instance". (0.26 segundos)

Antonio Castillo Gonz�lez
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agree  Clifford Schisler
10 mins
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agree  xxxjacana54: General Principles of Law, clive Newton. "from a judge´s decision there is in general a right of appeal to the Court of Appeal..." "Appeals from a first instance decision of the High Court normally lies to the Court of Appeal." *** (sigue arriba)
33 mins
  -> Gracias por la detallada explicación, la cita y tu comentario valioso. De Google no nos podemos fiar siempre, pero de tí sí.

agree  Victoria Burns:
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agree  alexfromsd
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agree  Liz Freudenberger
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agree  Nelida Kreer: First appeal sounds good and makes sense, but so does "second instance". The "third appeal" Lucia is talking about refers to the appeal to a court of last resort, or Corte de Casación [in France], Suprema Corte de Justicia here in Uruguay, etc.
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Diccionario de términos jurídicos, Alcaraz Váro

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