:''For an article concerning the powers of courts and public authority, see jurisdiction
A jurisdiction is an area with a set of laws under the control of a system of courts or government entity which are different from neighbouring areas.
in a federation
such as Australia
and the United States
forms a separate jurisdiction. However, sometimes certain laws in a federal state are uniform across the constituent states and enforced by a set of federal courts; with a result that the federal state forms a single jurisdiction for that purpose.
It is also possible for a jurisdiction to prosecute for crimes committed somewhere outside its jurisdiction, once the perpetrator returns. In some cases, a citizen of another jurisdiction outside its own can be extradited
to a jurisdiction where the crime is illegal, even if it was not committed in that jurisdiction.
s are usually single jurisdictions, but the United Kingdom
is a notable exception; it has three separate jurisdictions due to its three separate legal systems
also has separate jurisdictions of Hong Kong
* Political division
* State (polity)
* Sovereign state
* Federated state
* State law
* Change of venue
* Beale, Joseph H. (1935) ''A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws''.
* Dicey & Morris
. (1993) ''The Conflict of Laws'' 12th edition. London: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd. (pp26/30)
* McClean, David. (2000). ''Morris: The Conflict of Laws''. London: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.
Category:Conflict of laws