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Does a treaty have to be compatible with the US constitution to be implemented?

What would be the effect of the United States ratifying a treaty that is incompatible with its constitution?
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Can countries that apply the dualist approach to international law indefinitely delay the implementation of a treaty into domestic law?

And can states be held accountable for any violations of the treaty that occurred before they incorporated the treaty into domestic law ?
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Why was Ağca tried and imprisoned in Italy?

Mehmet Ali Ağca tried to kill the pope in 1981 in Vatican City. For this, he was tried and convicted by an Italian court, and served time in an Italian prison. Why Italian? What did Italy have to do ...
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Company's permanent establishment (OECD Tax treaty model article 5) and remote work

TL;DR The info I'm looking for is if there is known cases when a digital nomad -style remote work has been triggered permanent establishment for a company? Background My employee has released a new ...
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On the Term "Commercial Use" and the Usage of an Apparently Free Font

I am in the process of finishing up a book which I anticipate will be published in the United States. For the book's cover, I would like to make use of a font that is freely downloadable; and, as far ...
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How does a country that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage deal with same-sex couples in situations where the couple make decisions for each other?

For example, say Alice and Barbara legally married in some country where same-sex marriage is allowed. They then go to a country where same-sex marriage is not allowed. While there, Alice is run down ...
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job admission, different countries [closed]

Hypothetical scenario: In a country A there are very strict laws about how to proceed an admission interview for an open job position in a company. While in a country B there are no laws at all in ...
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Is President Putin a terrorist according to the definitions used in international law and treaties?

Is there a international law that decides who is a terrorist, and based on the acts committed in Ukraine, can Vladimir Putin be judged as a terrorist?
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International requests of VPN logging data [closed]

I fell for scam on instagram and suffered the loss of approximately $400. All I know for sure about the scammer is what he lives in a country different than mine and I live in Austria. I will be going ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

I just stumbled upon this article, where it talks about a recent law change: Norway banned Russian citizens or companies from flying drones or other aircraft in the country on 28 February I can ...
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What entity is legally obliged to compensate for damage accidentally inflicted at a non-belligerent state territory during military conflict?

The question is based on recent events: Yesterday (15th Nov 2022) a supposedly stray missile hit Polish territory, causing loss of life (2 fatalities) and property damage. Poland is non-belligerent ...
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Limits of navy jurisdiction/authority in international waters

Once and then I read news about US navy stopping, searching and even sinking commercial vessels flowing non-US ensign (most recently Iranian). Sometimes news regard navy vessels not conforming to ...
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What laws would prevent the creation of an international telemedicine service?

Clearly, every country has its own medical system. I do not know what the single source of legality tends to be, but I assume the government appoints a minister of health, and the minister of health ...
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What's the point of an inheritance tax on movable property? Can't valuable property be shipped to a country without the tax, and be inherited there?

This probably wouldn't happen for property that's low value and bulky, like furniture. But for property like yachts, planes, artwork, jewellery, etc., it seems easy to move it to a country without ...
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Do countries which ceased to exist de facto continue to "exist" de jure in some jurisidictions?

I.e. Russian Empire, which was obviously recognized by the UK and the US, ceased to exist de facto due to a revolution. It was de facto succesed by the USSR, but the USSR wasn't a legal succesor. ...
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I just got a facebook trademark infringement notice by email from Meta [closed]

I am the owner of https://*******onfacebook.com . Its a free tool to find mutual friends between two or more people. I made a facebook account to promote this website on many FB groups about mutual ...
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Is the local presence of a foreign non-GDPR state a data controller subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018?

Consider that state X is not subject to the gdpr, however, it has a diplomatic presence in the UK. If the state were a tech company that operated in or even simply offered services to people in, the ...
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When unmanned objects, such as satellites, are used for military purposes, do they become valid military targets according to international law?

In the current conflict in Ukraine there has been some speculation that Russia may try to knock out or disable satellites used in support of the Ukrainian army. Notably, large civilian constellations ...
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Are commercially published British fashion plates from early 1800s in Britain in public domain in USA?

I'm designing a deck of card that will incorporate many British fashion plates from roughly 1790 to 1825. The magazines in which they were published have gone out of business long ago. I am working ...
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How can Magnus Carlsen (from Norway) be sued for defamation by Hans Niemann in Missouri?

Hans Niemann is suing multiple people for defamation (full complaint): Among the defendants, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is listed. I don't get how this is possible: they're two separate countries with ...
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Who owns the ancient alien bases hidden underneath Antarctica?

I know most of you don't believe in "aliens," but my friend John MacQuoid believes there are underground ancient alien bases in Antarctica. Yeah, I know this sounds ludicrous, but according ...
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Is adjusting the shipping rates after purchase allowed?

So, I (USA) recently made an order at an online store (Japan). I paid with debit. My order was taking a while to ship but I thought nothing of it because I'm patient and shopping online is just like ...
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Why are Russian combatants in Ukraine considered soldiers rather than terrorists?

The question bothers me since February 2022. Why (legally) are Russian combatants in Ukraine considered soldiers (thus POWs when captured) rather than terrorists? There is no formal declaration of ...
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International sexting and suicide threaths

Im here asking for someone very dear to me whose been struggling with something similar. So let's take this as a hypothethical question. Let's assume a girl (18 from Slovakia) and a boy (17 from ...
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Is there any framework for prosecuting environmental crimes as war crimes?

It is in the news that the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines is an environmental catastrophe. There are calls for this to be treated as a war crime: Methane leaking from yet-to-be explained ...
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Do I need to present a GDPR banner to IP addresses outside of GDPR regions?

The context of my question comes from this comment: The problem with solving GDPR compliance with country codes is, it is not in general sufficient to determine if a user is covered by the GDPR. The ...
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Are there any international laws governing the change of country of a region?

Russia last week held a referendum on whether the occupied regions of Ukraine would want to join Russia. Many states and international institutions have already made clear that they will not accept ...
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Contracting with a prototype maker in China from the USA [closed]

I have a product that I want to build a prototype for. How do I protect myself if I am contracting a company in China to develop the product? I am in the US. How do I prevent them from stealing my ...
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How can I travel with a cancelled passport?

Say one day my passport is cancelled because I wrote "president s***s" on my Twitter a few years ago. I have only 1 citizenship. This would probably happen when I'm outside the country (A). ...
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Is there any safe Threshold of originality internationally for copyright?

I'm maintaining a web service where we ask everybody to accept the EULA (which includes required license to share the user submitted content within the site) before we accept any permanently stored ...
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Is overseas cybercrime is rarely prosecuted

Hypothetical question: Let take a cybercrime is happend with minor overseas. But it is too lightly.consider it is chatting between two people-adult and minor and no photos are sent. Does it prosecutes ...
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Is using the word Roleplay with overseas minor can land me in jail

Hypothetical Question: I am using an adult app (18+) for roleplaying. A girl from South Africa joined. She told her age is 14. I asked "wanna do roleplay?" She also kept her category in ...
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Vietnamese were chosen as applicable law, should the CISG govern contract ? May the parties choose laws of Indonesia to be applicable of the contract?

The contract is signed between the company, which is located in Vietnam, and company in France / Germany / Australia / Korea. From the Contracting States of CISG between Vietnam and U.S. activated, ...
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A tourist can request political asylum?

Some countries like Uruguay accept political asylum request ONLY if the person enters the country illegally, for those with tourist visa they have a way more complex mechanism. But generally speaking, ...
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What countries enforce patent licensing deals with royalties beyond expiration of the patent?

I heard that in the USA, licensing deals that involve royalties beyond 20 years is no enforceable. Is this common? Are there countries that allow royalties in perpetuity or beyond expiration at least?
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What are the detention without charge time limits?

In researching detention without charge, I find this accusation asserted at many countries as if each example is uniquely bad. However, surprisingly I can find no research paper or even informed ...
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What happens if a Constitutional amendment passed after ratification of a treaty contradicts that treaty?

Suppose a Constitutional amendment was passed establishing an absolute right to circumvent DRM. This is in direct contradiction to the WIPO copyright treaty, which requires signatory countries (...
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What kind of business license do companies like FIVERR have?

Freelancers on the website don't need a business license to create content for their customers. Fiverr is also an international company with freelancers and customers around the world. From what I ...
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What is a lawyer allowed to do?

There was a report about a crypto currency company sending 10 million Australian dollars to a customer by mistake (they entered the account number instead of the amount for a $100 refund) and finding ...
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Transcription law

(I'd be interested in UK, US, or any internet/international biased opinions here; as well as anything I could further ready up on!) Let's assume a physical Text exists. Is it legal for person A to ...
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Why do the manufacturers using an operating system have to pay patent royalties based on the operating system?

https://rcpmag.com/articles/2014/08/04/microsoft-sues-samsung.aspx In 2011, Samsung signed a contract agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for using the Linux-based Android mobile operating system in ...
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Does GDPR apply to a non-EU company communicating with me?

Someone used my e-mail address to create an account at one on-line service in a country that is not in EU. I told the company about that and they responded with that they have undone that. But now, I ...
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How does multinational criminal copyright infringement get settled?

Let's say, The plaintiff, lives in the UK and published a literary work (e.g. A Book) The defendant, a corporation headquartered in the US, wilfully infringing plaintiff's copyright worldwide. ...
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Telling to a different person of a very bad experience of someone

A graduate student in the UK told me about a really grave experience that they had in a different country. This experience has a long-lasting effect on their life and studies. However, I am not 100% ...
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If I sell an item to someone in another country, whose laws apply?

If I sell a large item (example car/caravan/boat) from the UK in a private deal to a person in a country in the EU, which countries laws (apply in the event of a dispute)?
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Can the Canadian administration ("government") enter into international agreements, treaties etc. binding Canada without legislative ratification?

According to Wikipedia citing a CBC coverage Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly told to reporters that "[u]nder the Canadian system the government, the executive branch, has ...
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Confusion about USA export regulations regarding electronics

I am an electronic hobbyist based in Canada. Recently I bought different Microcontroller development boards from Mouser.ca (a huge online electronics distributor based in Mansfield, Texas). This is ...
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Can an employer REQUIRE a foreign W-8 sub-contractor to have a US/stateside bank account for the employer to submit payment for services?

As an employer receiving services from a foreign individual (W-8BEN completed), can the employer require the W-8 employee to have a US bank account to send their contracted payroll? I don't think that ...
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Working part of the year from Spain for a UK company, what are the implications?

I am an EU national based in the UK working for a British company. I would like to live and work remotely from Spain between 3 to 6 months per year. My current company told me they would not ...
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Tax Responsibility - American Remote Work in Toronto

I'm an American software developer working for an American financial services company that only services American citizens and permanent residents. I am a remote worker who lives and works in Michigan....
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