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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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The International Court of Justice does not have automatic or compulsory jurisdiction in any matter.
Article 36(2) of the statute enables states to declare that they accept the ICJ's compulsory and automatic (ipso facto) jurisdiction in legal disputes involving treaties and questions of international law: 'The states parties to the present statute may at any time declare that they recognise as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other state accepting the same obligation, the jurisdiction of the court in all legal disputes concerning: (a) the interpretation of a treaty; (b) any question of international law; (c) the existence of any fact which, if established, would constitute a breach of an international obligation; (d) the nature or extent of the reparation to be made for the breach of an international obligation.'
Article 36(5) enables the continuation of declarations made under the earlier Article 36 of the PCIJ Statute that are still in force for the ICJ's compulsory jurisdiction.
Consumer Protection Court Bannu jurisdiction has been extended to newly merged deistict North Waziristan and Consumer Protection Court, Tank's jurisdiction has been extended to newly merged district South Waziristan.
PESHAWAR: The jurisdictions of the six Consumer Protection Courts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been extended to the newly merged districts as a stopgap arrangement.
After a twenty-five-year hiatus, personal jurisdiction is once again in the limelight.
The intersection of personal jurisdiction and venue transfer has generated issues before.
In this Essay, I make two contributions to the issue of personal jurisdiction over plaintiffs in venue-transfer cases.
"Catalist seeks to dismiss TargetSmart's complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction over it in the District of Massachusetts.
"Consequently, the exercise of jurisdiction is only proper if it is consistent with one of the 'enumerated eight specific grounds on which a nonresident defendant may be subjected to personal jurisdiction by a court of the Commonwealth.
have treated personal jurisdiction generously, to say the least.
jurisdiction over foreign or domestic out-of-state corporate defendants