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limited jurisdiction

n. courts' authority over certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, claims against the government, probate, family matters, immigration and customs, or limitations on courts' authority to try cases involving maximum amounts of money or value. (See: jurisdiction, court)

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The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), a court tasked with judging crimes committed during Colombia's half-century of armed conflict, later announced that arrest warrants for Marquez and others -- which were suspended as part of the peace process -- were now back in effect.
The verdict had also explained that Article 187 of the Constitution conferred a special jurisdiction on the Supreme Court over GB.
"In a climate of uncertainty - for victims, for those subject to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, for FARC members awaiting funding for social and economic reintegration and for communities who have suffered from the conflict- the greatest uncertainty would be to reopen core elements of the underlying peace agreement itself," said Ruiz Massieu.
He expressed his hope that the Legislative Law for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace will be issued in accordance with the constitutional framework as soon as possible in a secure political environment that would help to complete the implementation of the peace agreement in all its aspects.
People participate in a protest against Colombia's President Ivan Duque's call for changes to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) law, in Bogota, Colombia.
Among recent progress, the high-level Forum on Gender - responsible for the implementation of the peace agreement's gender provisions - met for the first time on January 16; the Special Jurisdiction for Peace completed its first year of work; and the Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition Commission embarked on its three-year mandate.
For the first time in the post-Soviet space, a special jurisdiction based on the principles of the English law and the standards of leading global financial centers operates under the financial center.
He explained that Supreme Court under constitutional scheme possesses special jurisdiction of the judicial review to examine certain acts of legislative and executive organs of the State on criterion of the Constitution.
He also explained that Supreme Court under constitutional scheme possesses special jurisdiction of the judicial review to examine certain acts of legislative and executive organs of the State repugnant to the Constitution.
This book explains various aspects of the Texas criminal justice system: crime statistics and reporting; law enforcement, including state agencies with special jurisdiction, becoming a police officer, and local law enforcement agencies; criminal law in relation to homicide, assault, sexual assault, theft, robbery, burglary, and driving while intoxicated (DWI); the structure, personnel, operations, process, and trial activities of the courts; specialty courts, including drug, DWI, mental health, and veterans treatment courts; corrections; the death penalty, including its reinstitution, the post-conviction process, and challenges to the death penalty; juvenile justice; crime victims and their rights; and border security.

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