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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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He wrote: "The ICJ, in paragraph 135 of the judgment, clearly states that though India has asked for a declaration that Pakistan military courts are violative of international law, the ICJ was of the opinion that Tribunal/ Court had been constituted with the limited jurisdiction for the interpretation and the enforcement of the Vienna Convention.
Counsels to INEC and the APC argued in a similar vein, with Ali (for INEC) arguing that Ikpeazu's submission on reliefs 8and 9 of his client (Adeleke's) petition, overlooked the fact that election tribunal is special tribunal with limited jurisdiction to determine whether somebody was properly returned in an election.
The principal rules apply (see rule 2 of those rules) only to the District Courts very limited jurisdiction under the 1980 Act and the Care of Children Act 2004.
He said Aksem is only given limited jurisdiction as it still needs to seek permission from other agencies if it wishes to conduct operations within 2km of the border despite the Aksem Act 2017 empowering it to curb smuggling and other illegal activities along the country's land borders.
The first session of the Commission discussed a number of topics, including those relating to the sixth report on the immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, which is one of the most complex issues in terms of the exercise of jurisdiction in States with limited jurisdiction and questions relating to the application of the principles of the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction, in addition to exercise of jurisdiction by the International Court of Justice.
Guevarra also claimed the ICC's limited jurisdiction in prosecuting individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity worked against Del Rosario and Morales' communication.
As the chief judge for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians I have limited jurisdiction, and I rarely hear the serious drug cases that routinely plague big cities.
Rather, the court's longstanding practice arises out of its "obligation] to raise concerns about the district court's subject-matter jurisdiction sua sponte." (4) The 11th Circuit scrutinizes jurisdictional allegations made at the district court level, even when those allegations have absolutely no bearing on the merits of an appeal, for one very basic and legitimate reason: "the inferior federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction," and the appellate court, in turn, "is without power to do anything in the case" unless and until it can be assured subject-matter jurisdiction exists.
In its annulment judgment, the Dubai Court of First Instance noted this limited jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts and explained that the Dubai Courts' jurisdiction prevailed in all other circumstances.
Limited resources and limited jurisdiction led the Peace Building in Lebanon project to look for ways to prevent conflict between Lebanese and Syrian communities.
The EU currently uses Frontex, which coordinates between national border patrols and has limited jurisdiction, and which has "already started intensive preparations for its (the new agency's) implementation," said Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri.

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