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Is the US official not a member of the WHO now?

The USA's President Trump has announced that the country is "terminating our relationship" with the World Health Organization. But I haven't been able to find any information on what the legal ...
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EU-Wide laws on Crime and Punishment (of individuals)

Although at present there is no 'Single Market' for Crime and Punishment, is there mutual recognition of Criminal Laws across all EU members, such that any offense commited in one Country is also an ...
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Is it illegal to enter illegally one's own country?

In Né quelque part (an obscure French movie), the main character, a French citizen, is entering France illegally (on a boat with illegal immigrants). I am under the impression that a citizen cannot ...
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Jurisdiction for international contracts where it is unspecified in a contract clause

Assuming a contract doesn't have a clause specifying jurisdiction how is jurisdiction decided. I am talking about international contracts and which country's laws would govern the contract. So to ...
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Under what law, can the U.S. forbid other countries and companies from selling products to Huawei?

Under what law, can the U.S. forbid other countries and companies from selling products to Huawei? https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-warns-u-s-chip-ban-will-damage-operations-globally-11589801706 ...
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On which jurdical/legal ground can the FBI declare a foreign military officer a “ wanted” person?

I think I previously saw on the FBI website that northern corean/ chinese / russian military officers were considered as " wanted" by the FBI. My point is not that the US has no reason to suspect ...
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how to know if somebody sued you in germany?

2 years ago before I left Germany someone I knew said that he will file a lawsuit against me :( I am now not in Germany and I didn't give this guy my address in my current country but how can I know ...
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law about cookies on a website

I work on a website. The target group of the man I code the website for is everybody. I am worried about the cookies law. I intend to use Google Analytics. This service already uses cookies I want ...
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What are “US Business Activities” and “Effectively connected income”, again?

I know this is a confusing matter and there's been number of questions here and articles elsewhere, but maybe it would be simpler in the situation explained below. Assume there's a non-US company ...
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Tax implications when assigning a patent application to a non-US company?

When a US company transfers ownership for a pending patent application via an assignment to a company outside the US, say for 1 Dollar, are there any tax implications to worry about? As for the 1 ...
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Theft of Trade Secret Prosecution

Suppose a person is a citizen of country A, and he/she traveled to the US for a business trip visiting say, a mining plant. That person, whether or not he/she was told it was forbidden or not, takes 5 ...
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How can it be legal in the USA to have live television shows/streams of cops interacting with real people? [duplicate]

I always found even the concept of cops having "bodycams" extremely scary and creepy, but having people watch it all live, as a freaking television show or "YouTube stream" or whatever, is even worse. ...
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Hotel in Ibiza offers vouchers upon booking cancellation due to coronavirus

I had made 2 bookings with a hotel in Ibiza with a non-refundable rate few months ago. I used credit card to complete 2 bookings. 1 of the bookings costs less than £100, while the other costs more ...
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Could I build an island in the Pacific ocean and claim the throne?

If I construct an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean (not within any country's water territories) could I claim sovereignty?
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Is the government of China immune from lawsuits by states and individuals in the US?

Some US states and individuals are suing China over the coronavirus. Is China immune from such lawsuits due to sovereign immunity, or does such immunity only apply to the US government? edit: NYT is ...
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Do I need to ask for permission to use tokens?

I know that you need to ask the user for permission to use cookies. However I use OAuth from Google Firebase. OAuth works with tokens instead of cookie-authentication, however, for the user it makes ...
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What are the charges faced for sexting minor overseas?

One of my friends(18) was in an online relationship with a girl(15) overseas. They were sexting each other for about a year until he broke off contact with her, realizing the mistake he made. He ...
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Cybersquatter posted my domain for sale after I queried it - can I still file a UDRP?

I'm in a situation where a cybersquatter holds a domain name that I have trademarked. My company "Example Ltd" is based in the UK, and we've been established under our brand name for over 30 years. ...
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Is it legal to use a brands name in products title?

Amazon keeps deactivating listings for this reason. The reason that i am using their name is; I am producing product for (compatible) their products. Titles are like "Bag for XXBRAND XXMODEL". I have ...
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Is it legal for Bill Gates to hire a foreign ambassador to kill a terrorist for him?

Is it legal for Bill Gates to hire a foreign ambassador (for example, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan) to kill a terrorist for him? For example, the terrorist could actually be trying to kill his ...
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Tried for a crime committed in another country

I want to ask whether a country can try a citizen (or a PR) for a crime not committed under their jurisdiction, provided that such country has no extraterritorial jurisdiction over its own citizens or ...
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Bonds of foreign reputed companies and Army bonds

Do the functioning of Bonds cease after the date of maturity of the bonds? In what respects Army bonds differ from Bonds of foreign companies operating in INDIA? if ...
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Which country airline regulation am I under?

Country A: this is where airline is based, and where flight origins. Country B: this is where customer is, purchase was made though a travel agent (based in this country), where payment card is issued,...
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Is there really such a thing as “international, lawless waters”?

Are there actually places on this planet, in the ocean somewhere, where you can travel by ship and then, once you are there, there are no laws? For example, you could lure on a bunch of little kids ...
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Does my own company also need to be EU-US Privacy Shield certified if we use AWS to store data of European customers?

We're based in United States. We understand that any sub-processor that we use should be EU-US Privacy Shield certified and GDPR compliant. So, we can use AWS and Google Cloud. Both of them are EU-US ...
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How do you go about conducting business internationally?

I have a few questions on this topic. Let's assume the following: Company A is based in China and Company B is based in Mexico. Company A has no presence in Mexico. Company B has no presence in China....
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What countries' copyright laws would I need to abide by if I wrote a heavily modified rearrangement of an existing song for third-party usage?

Let's say that I, citizen of Alicetopia in the EU, were creating a derivative work of a copyrighted composition. This would be a heavily modified instrumental rearrangement of an existing song, to the ...
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Is a letter from a non-US licensed physician legally valid to use prescription tint windows in California?

I read in the California Assembly Bill no. 1303 (September 2017) – amended medical exemptions: (10) Sun screening devices meeting the requirements of Section 26708.2 installed on the side windows ...
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Legal issues in hiring an artist the create artwork for commercial use

I am thinking of hiring an overseas artist from Upwork to do the drawings for me. Just wondering if there any legal issues in me doing this and using the artwork in YouTube videos that may generate ...
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Jurisdictions having no common point over a certain issue

Let's say there's an adult man from a western country having no extraterritorial jurisdiction and does an act in an African country that would be abhorrent and obviously illegal accordint to the laws ...
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Under which country's law is perjury across borders adjudicated?

E.g. If someone provides false testimony to a court in another country by letter, does he perjure himself? If so, Will he be prosecuted according to the law of the country whose court requested the ...
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Is it legal to purposefully contract COVID-19?

I may have a number of reasons for wanting to intentionally expose myself to the coronavirus. (Examples: I feel more capable of surviving it while I am younger. It reduces my ability to carry and ...
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How does a company, with a multinational presence, establish the correct Jurisdiction to work within?

For the purpose of this question, let's assume an eCommerce company has the following profile: Registration Location: London; Distribution and Manufacturing: London; Domain Name: www.example.co....
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Why don't governments and private companies sue China for economic and life losses due to COVID-19 (corona virus)?

We are witnessing the financial and personal repercussions of the spread of the corona virus that originated in Wuhan. It seems that the virus started spreading possibly as early as mid-November with ...
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Was the 2014 Ukrainian revolution legal?

In Russian state propaganda (especially right after the event), the so-called Revolution of Dignity was often described as an illegal coup. There were several federal elections in Ukraine after that ...
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Liabilities of countries as members of the Universal Postal Union

Bob, in country A, sends Alice, living in country B (one of the most corrupt countries in the world) a gift by air mail: some non-prohibited good stuff of a total weight 10 kg which will make Alice ...
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Do I have recourse against Air France if they refuse to refund/compensate after wrongful boarding denial?

I believe I was unfairly denied boarding by Air France and they are refusing to refund my ticket and compensate me for the incurred costs of missing the flight (e.g. missing my connecting flight, ...
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Some of my personal information was made public some time ago as a school project. Can I legally demand removal of said information?

Some years ago, as a group project in school, I and my group published on a certain page (REDACTED.wordpress.com) information including things like my name, email, phone number, pictures, etc. It was ...
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Can an invoice factoring company operate abroad?

Premise: Invoice factoring is a transaction in which a factor (or factoring company) purchases invoices from a business. The transaction involved is literally purchasing receivables and, for ...
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Do VPN providers really operate under single jurisdiction, even though their servers are located in many different countries?

For example, ProtonVPN claims in many places (e.g. Transparency Report, Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy) that their service operates "under Swiss law", which, among other things (based on their ...
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Who decides how consumer electronics should be labeled and advertised? [duplicate]

Let's suppose I'm a citizen who is very dissatisfied with misleading digital storage drive capacity labeling, where manufacturers use fake GB (base-10 SI metric decimal giga unit prefix equals to 1000 ...
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Can American citizens legally patronize Pyongyang (restaurant chain)?

Can American citizens legally patronize Pyongyang (restaurant chain)? I am aware that, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_North_Korea#Restrictions_and_warnings: In July 2017, ...
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Is it just to forcibly isolate an infected person when medical resources are deficient?

The background is the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. Many infected people have been isolated to prevent the spread of the virus. However, medical resources are highly deficient in serious ...
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Can China use the archipelagic doctrine

China has been constructing man-made islands strategically placed on the perimeters of their so called nine-dash line. The question is, can China invoke the archipelagic doctrine to strengthen their ...
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Is it illegal to air a pay-per-view channel on a free-to-air frequency?

I stumbled upon an article wherein there seems to be an ongoing case on a certain country with one of their biggest TV network as it is currently pending franchise renewal - with only a month to spare....
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Language dispute between two countries

Let's imagine there are two countries Molandia and Rolandia. Both speaking the same language, but as they are nationalist countries, that language is named respectively molandese in Molandia and ...
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Is it legal (and sensible) to point rifles and guns at people randomly as they do in many movies?

Even when you are in your remotely located house, and somebody knocks on the door, and you bring your rifle or gun to the door, open the door and point it at the visitor, asking them to tell you why ...
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(How) Can a state be accountable for murder?

Premise: The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has said the world has failed to hold Saudi Arabia to account There are quite a lot of cases when agents of a state can kill (with or without sanction) an ...
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Breaking the law in another country?

What happens if you go to another country break the law there, but it's not illegal in the country you live in? Example: Person A goes to vacation to country 2. Person A is from country 1, where you ...
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Is there an “official time” in the EU, and if so, which is it?

With regard to the Brexit today, I was asking myself when exactly it goes into effect. It should be 31st January, 2020, 23:59:59, but which time zone? This leads me to the question, if there is an ...

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