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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Dealing With A Private Institution Policy To Inspect All Encryption-capable Devices Leaving The Country

I am a student recently admitted to the University of Cincinnati, and I noticed something very peculiar and frightening in section 3.11 of their technology code of conduct. In light of clause 3.1, "...
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Is there an eventual legal obligation to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece?

Greece as a state was born in 1829 with the London Protocol so it would have to be a nasciturus for it to have ownership (retroactively) between 1801-1812 when the Elgin Marbles were being removed. ...
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Possibly a stupid question, but do insurance companies HAVE to have somebody as a customer?

Let's say Unlucky Joe is a very accident-prone young man. He keeps getting into costly accidents all the time, but it can never be proved that he does it by mistake, and it doesn't benefit him ...
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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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Why are “over-the-air” TV channels considered more important to regulate compared to cable and satellite TV?

I've always heard this legal talk about "over-the-air" television. That is, TV channels that you get into your TV through having a once-ordinary (not sure people still have such things at all) antenna,...
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Is the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem French territory?

According to news reports, there were altercations between French and Israeli security personnel when French president Macron visited the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem's Old City, with a BBC ...
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Carlos Ghosn and the Japanese judiciary system

On New Year's Eve, less than 2 weeks ago, the businessman Carlos Ghosn escaped from bail restrictions in Japan ("jumped bail") and fled to Lebanon. He then criticized the Japanese judiciary system ...
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Is threatening to commit a war crime itself a war crime?

Reportedly, U.S. President Trump has threatened to attack Iranian cultural heritage with no military value, which would constitute a war crime. This Stack Exchange answer cites an offline document on ...
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Is targeted killing legal?

I have read on wikipedia that for every adult the (U.S) targets on average 9 children gets killed, Trump ordered a strike on Iranian Military Leader in Baghdad. is targeted killing legal or atleast ...
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Legal issues with selling goods in home country when not authorized to work in US?

If someone is not authorized to work in the US and they are currently living there, are there any laws being broken if they ship goods back to their home country? For example, if we call the goods "...
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Are there any legal risks to transferring money to another country for an F-1 student?

Let's assume that your dating an F-1 visa student, who is supposed to be financed by her parents in her home country to go to school in the US. She is actually getting money through other means (...

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