forum non conveniens
- A Latin phrase referring to a legal doctrine permitting a court to decline its jurisdiction over a case if another court could more appropriately hear the case
- Due to forum non conveniens, the court moved the trial to the victim's hometown.
- The judge applied the principle of forum non conveniens, stating that the venue was not the most appropriate one.
- The defense argued for forum non conveniens to have the case transferred to a nearby jurisdiction.