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jurisdiction

Power. The concept that a court or government authority may exercise control over a person or property because of the location of the property,the activities of a person within a geographic area,or a person's request for assistance from that authority,thereby voluntarily subjecting themselves to jurisdiction.

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As "C" was interposed in the juristiction that concluded aBITT with both the state of the source and the state of residence,it becomes relevant the issue of the beneficial owner of the income, which is not "C", but "A".
This was followed by the post-war Anglo-Italian Agreement of 1924, which resulted in the transfer of Jubaland from Kenyan to Italian juristiction in 1925.(11) But from the time the British government assumed responsibility of the East African Protectorate from the Imperial British East Africa Company (hereafter IBEAC) in 1895, it was faced with the task of setting up viable administration and formulating policy for the entire area in general and the northern frontier in particular.
In March 1993 just before the trial burn at which emissions would be measured, Federal District Court Judge Ann Aldrich, in a suit brought by Greenpeace, ordered the test burn halted on the basis that it would risk increased cancer deaths and "clearly may cause imminent and substantial endangerment to health and the environment." The 6th Court of Appeals reversed the decision on grounds of juristiction, not on Aldrich's risk findings.