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Questions tagged [international]

For questions about the interaction of two or more sovereign states, including agreements and laws between them, and disputes of jurisdiction for civil or criminal matters.

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Are standards and regulations a kind of law?

Are standards and regulations (often set at international level) a kind of law? For example aerospace standards: a company could be prosecuted if it did not follow particular standards. But is the ...
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How did the USA avoid their obligations under the Geneva Conventions?

After 9-11, the USA invaded Iraq. Their base in Cuba was used for prisoners of war. As far as I know, the USA is a signatory to the Geneva Conventions. I also have understood - from newspaper reports -...
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Non US company raised equity by issuing shares to non accredited investors,does re-domiciliation to Delaware cause retroactive breach of US laws?

As per the title I would like to know if anybody knows what happens if a foreign non -- U.S. company ( offshore ) raises equity by advertising and soliciting investors included but not limited to ...
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“Reading up” law?

I am currently taking an undergraduate Introduction to International Law course. In an email to the students regarding an upcoming case brief, my professor clarified that one part of the rationale ...
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What happens if you commit two murders in two different countries (not your own) and is apprehended in a third country?

What happens if you commit two murders in two different countries (not your own) and is apprehended in a third country? How will the countries most likely come to an agreement, and how long might the ...
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Do international sanctions have an impact on Open Source Software?

Background Recently I was reading about embargoes and sanctions on Iran (also this link) and before Sudan, and it got me thinking about how they could impact Open Source Software. Sanctions being ...
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How should US companies apply for deep sea mining?

So my goal is to get permission from either the International Seabed Authority (ISA), or whoever manages US mining, to mine polymetallic nodules off the seafloor. Normally a company would follow ISA ...
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If a person buys an island in a different country then will he/she has to take Visa for entering his/her island via waterways?

If a HNI (High net worth individual) buys an island on a different country for which the individual doesn't has a nationality/citizenship , then does the individual has to take a separate visa for ...
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Is this non-compete contract valid?

I worked for Russian IT bodyshop company A. I've got a good proposal from one of its Italian clients B recently to relocate and work directly for them. But there is one problem: B says they have a ...
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What is the jurisdiction of the Khashoggi murder case?

Today, I read that Turkish president Erdogan wants the Saudi hit squad that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi to face justice in Turkey for their role in the murder. There seems little doubt that a ...
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Why do websites exclude CISG in Terms of Service?

Today I clicked into the Terms of Service page of a popular website. To be honest I'm a layman not a lawman, so I don't understand why certain texts must be there. One of them is: United Nations ...
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If I don't patent my invention, how closely can a competitor copy my product?

Introduction: I had an idea for how to make a certain product much better. I'm currently in the prototyping stage for a product based on that idea. That idea (the solution to the problem of improving ...
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How do publicly issued documents differ in countries that signed the Apostille convention?

As an example, Canada didn't sign the Apostille Convention while the United States did. Practically speaking, what is therefore the difference between the documents issued by these two states? Or in ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

I'm asking about the United States specifically but it would be valuable to hear about other countries as well. Are there legal/constitutional arguments against the application of US laws on US ...
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It it illegal/prosecutable to know about an illegal activity in another country, but inside the same company?

Say there is one large company that consists of many smaller companies. The former is 100% shareholder of the latter, so there is no doubt about who owns what. One of those smaller companies exists ...
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Is the extradition of a person a discretional choice of a state?

So, say someone commits murder in state A, then flees to state B. State A requests the extradition of the murderer. Does state B, in lack of any treaties governing the subject, by the power of ...
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Is it possible to sue Facebook after the most recent data breach?

I read on Fox news that Facebook could be forced to pay you nearly $8G after ‘disaster’ hack attack that left 50M users exposed. Someone I know has been affected by the hack, he was logged out of his ...
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Is it a human right to appeal?

I am asking from the standpoint of international law, has the right of appealing against a judgement become a part of customary international law? What if one is wrongfully held liable in a civil case,...
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Can I use Google Products XML Feed as a base for my version?

I am developing an application that will consume product XML feed to run some analytics. I would like to set a requirement that the clients need to follow a specific format. To make the application ...
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What is meant by 'place of first publication'?

I am currently trying to get my head around the various Laws and Regulations, surrounding Copyright and Public Domain, when it comes to Literature. My initial question opens the discussion, where ...
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how can I get my $1000 deposit back for goods I bought in USA and vendor decided not to complete and sold elsewhere

I bought a small plane from E bay ($8000 USD) and paid $1000 via paypal, I went to see the item in The USA at a csot of about $3000!! Both Parties signed a contract agreeing that I would pay remainder ...
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How to sue big companies?

I've heard before that some Lawyers in USA offer to defend people against big companies and they ask only for a percentage of the compensation (if they get any), otherwise they don't take any other ...
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What happens if a piece of Literature falls within the Public Domain in one Territory but is Copyrighted within another Territory?

I am considering the use of some literature, for use on products on an e-commerce site. For the most part, the literature is classified as being in the public domain. Thus, free of copyright. For a ...
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How can the Belgium law allowing Belgium-funded research to be made open access be retroactive?

Belgium recently passed a law allowing researchers to make any of their article open access if the majority of the research funding came from Belgian public funding. The law is retroactive. How can ...
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International issues [closed]

I've been working with a person in the UK and recently fell into some issues. There's breach of contract being thrown around. I'm just wondering which jurisdiction it would fall under: UK or ...
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Having chance in a legal lottery

For simplicity a lottery is defined as consisting of these three elements: a prize distribution of the prize by chance, and payment for that chance. This article states that a way around this is to ...
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Why don't US prosecutors press for imprisonment for crime in the banking industry?

In this article by The Guardian published two days ago they report: RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market after making millions by trading loans that staff described as "total ...
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Is it legal for a website to require registration in order to submit a DMCA?

This is about one of the big file sharing websites that currently has 30+ links to my original content. I sent them an official DMCA, they replied to make a registration on their website and use their ...
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Israel Highway Code - Comparative Analysis

Anyone know where I can find the Israeli Highway/Road Code? Also curious to know how it compares to other comparable codes worldwide. To be clear: I am referring to the Code that contains traffic ...
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How can a country reclaim money held in Swiss bank(s)?

Suppose, a 3rd world country X had a corrupt/autocratic government in the 90's. Politicians embezzled a lot of public money and deposited them in various banks in Switzerland. In the 2010's, that ...
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Non-compliance with international legal instruments: the UDHR vs. the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam/Arab Charter on Human Rights?

The question is about the qualifying of (non-)compliance in context of the duties arising from a treaty-like foundational legal instrument under public international law, the interaction between the ...
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Vienna Convention on Road Traffic(1968) Letters Only Vehicle Registration Plate

There is a large media scandal in Romania about a car that had a preferential number from another country. According to police, the number was illegal because was having letters only and no digits so ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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The Kampala Amendments, Germany, and the White Helmets

(as a legal question, I understand that some follow only one of the two main narratives currently running on world events!) Annex I 2.2(g) states that: (g) The sending by or on behalf of a State ...
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Can I use a name which is registered in another country?

For example there is a technology feature under a Brandname® which is (R) Registered. It is in another country. Lets say Germany. If I registered a .com name under the same name and created a ...
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Can you report use of product copy/likeness in video games for compensation?

If a video game (created outside of the US) has an exact copy on a 3D model used from a large world-wide corporation's (based in US) product is there a way of: Reporting the use of likeness/copy ...
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Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?

The United States is a party to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Article 1, paragraph 1 of that protocol incorporates Articles 2-34 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the ...
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What are some good sources for the rights of individual in an international context? [closed]

I am looking for sources for the international rights of individuals between nations. Nations might have problems politically, yet one might say individuals of nations have some international rights. ...
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Are people born in a foreign embassy on US soil american citizens?

This question seems hard to google, since all the results are about people born in US embassies on foreign soil. I'm wondering about the situation where someone's born in, say, the French embassy in ...
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Can a nation A stop nation B from issuing visas to citizens of nation A?

How would it legally work? For example, could India force U.S. consulates to stop issuing H-1B visas, or other specialized visas, by claiming it amounts to poaching of important human resources? ...
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Illegal to buy dermal fillers over the internet in the U.S.A.?

I know a med student and can buy dermal fillers for much cheaper online than paying a doctor. I could buy them from other countries, but is this illegal to do? Injectable fillers/dermal fillers/etc.
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Could one buy a whole country?

Imagine a billionaire who is obsessed with the idea of running his own country. The size and geo location does not matter much. What matters is full sovereignty and international recognition. ...
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How do sanctions apply to intellectual property and copyright infringement

Scenario: Business X in country A sells software with a subscription license. Business Y in country B pays monthly for software from X. Country A and B are members of the Berne Convention Example ...
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Can a company make cars and motorcycles under the same WMI(world manufacturer index)?

Lets take the example WMI (world manufacturer index): LAT On their NHTSA submission it says they produce "motorcycles" but can a company then decide they want to make a car and keep the same WMI? or ...
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How can huge company mergers that kill all competition be legal?

Disclaimer: I'm a programmer/electrical engineer and therefore a complete novice to law. My question is: how can mergers of direct competitors, each already having a dominant market oligopoly, be ...
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Vienna Contract on Road Traffic - can I take my E-Bike (Moped) abroad?

I did some research on that topic, but it did not really become clear to me. Situation: I live in Switzerland. Switzerland did not declare to treat Mopeds as Motor Cycles - Article 54 (2). My fast ...
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international small claims Canada USA

I am an American citizen living temporarily in Canada. I rented a commercial space in Washington State from a Canadian landlord. 6 months after I vacated the space the landlord sued me in small claims ...
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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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What are the implications of the Good Friday Agreement for customs controls?

After the Good Friday Agreement was concluded, customs and security controls between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom were removed (From Wikipedia). The Irish border is one of the major ...
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Is it legal to provide online therapy outside of your country?

I am based in Pakistan and I want to provide therapy for depression around the world using an app. I want the people around the world to use this app. Is it legal to provide online therapy in ...