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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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Which countries grant extraterritoriality to US citizens?

Some countries have ceded, to the United States, some control in the application of their own laws within their own borders. A historical example would be the Treaty of Wanghia, signed with China in ...
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Internet Domains and Trademarks

I have owned a domain in the U.S. for last sixteen years. A foreign entity, who started operations in their country of origin (in Europe), filed a conflicting trademark in their own country in the 70'...
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Private military activity

Is there any country that would legally allow a private military organization to take part in a military conflict outside of its own borders? For example, a private military agency established in ...
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Returning goods bought online in Poland as foreigner

I am a Czech national living just at the Polish border. I want to buy a laptop online at Polish online store called Morele.net. The store offers the goods to be sent to a Polish post office for pickup ...
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Have “objection to” vs. “acceptance of” a treaty reservation ever had different effects?

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties has provisions with regards to action a state may take in response to a reservation to a treaty. Assume that Article 20 (1-3) do not apply. Article 21: ...
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Why doesn't Ecuador make Julian Assange an ambassador?

Julian Assange is currently living in the London Ecuadorian embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden. It's my understanding that diplomats are immune from prosecution, detention, and (presumably) ...
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How does the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings address cooperation between between EU and non-EU insolvency courts?

In particular, I am curious how the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings addresses issues with cross-border corporate groups. The UNCITRAL Model Law contains provisions on the cooperation of ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I hope someone can help. I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when ...
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What effect does the EU Biopatent Directive have if there is the independent European Patent Office with its own law and court?

The EU Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) are currently fighting over whether plants that are not registered varieties are patentable. The EPO exists independently from the EU as an ...
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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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“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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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 will International Law respond if an uncontrolled epidemic in a failed state threatens to become a pandemic?

Epidemics like SARS and Influenza often originate in impoverished regions that are all too common in failed states. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.418.3292&rep=rep1&...
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I agree to the terms and conditions on this website

In the US we have the concept of a digital signature being anything that two parties agree to being a "signature". We are just now internationalizing our website and I'm wondering just how valid our "...
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Where in the Protect America Act is it stated that the NSA can monitor all electronic communication?

There is a statement that I have heard floating around regarding the Protect America Act (2007) https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s1927/text and the powers it grants to the NSA (National ...
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What do you do if you get bothersome local calls to an international number?

I've come to an issue that FCC.gov's DoNotCall.gov list does not accept Canadian area codes. However, I kept getting unwanted calls from several American companies trying to scam me with their ...
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Foreign Fighter Classification \ Jurisdiction

Two British nationals are alleged to have executed Americans under the guise of ISIL and are in American military custody. Assume that the suspects remain in American custody and are not transferred ...
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Is this airline violating the Montreal Convention?

According to the Montreal Convention, I can read the following: Article 17 - 2. The carrier liable for damage sustained in case of destruction or loss of, or of damage to, checked ...
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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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Can a non US citizen work remotely for a US company and be under their payroll?

Some context: I've been in the US for almost 5 years under a F1 visa. In the last year I've worked under OPT for a company in the US. I have a SSN but my card says "valid for work only with DHS ...
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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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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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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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(UK)Freelance work on a student visa

I know that a Tier 4 General Student Visa has limits, up to 20 hours of work per week, no self-employment, no filling in for full-time staff, no statutory position, so that jobs are not taken away ...
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Russian bank calling Russian citizen who is tourist in EU - GDPR issues

Let's say I'm Russian citizen (no dual citizenship) and on a tourist visa in the EU. I got a call on my roaming Russian mobile phone number from a Russian bank who tries to offer me a new product. I'm ...
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International purchase for a family member

I have little experience with the law, so I wanted to ask about my situation before I take any action. A cousin asked me to purchase an item on Amazon and send it to them internationally via UPS (I ...
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Movie title translations in violation of trademark?

In my country (Israel) it is quite common practice to "translate" the title of a movie in such a way so it becomes extremely similar to the title of some past successful movie within the same genre/...
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Is it required to include “Disagree” buttons for terms of service?

When installing software applications for the first time, there's usually a prompt to accept/reject the terms of service. Accepting the terms grant access to the service while disagreeing closes the ...
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What and when was Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?

I understand that DS8: Japan--Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages is also called Japan--Alcoholic Beverages II. But where or what is Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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Does adding text “I am not a lawyer” or equivalent, on the internet in general, do anything in legal terms?

There's this question here about US specifically, but I'm interested to know if, in general, on any site on the internet, whichever jurisdiction its content may be hosted in, does adding "I am not a ...
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Is giving money to a foreign government illegal?

If somebody who was a citizen from one country decided to send a gift to the government/etc. of another country, would that be against the law somehow? Suspicious? Bad for the person? Say Tom is a ...
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Difference between Europol members and Europol cooperating countries

According to Europol, they are actually 28 members in this organization but also numbers of others external co-operating countries like Switzerland, Norway and even USA So, what the point of being ...
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What international law requires armed police to be present in international airports?

Among its reasons for reintroducing weapons into Solomon Islands' police force, RAMSI states that Under international conventions it is a requirement that all international airports maintain an ...
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Autorité vs Haute Autorité

In France, we have so called Autorités Administratives Indépendantes which have various kind of names. Is there a difference in the law between Autorité (for example Autorité de sûreté nucléaire) and ...
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How is the legal successor of the rigths of a no longer existing state determined?

I was reading about the conflict between Spain and a company (Oddisey) about the ownership of a wrecked treasure ship. Essentially that ship was sunk in 1804 full of gold, and the dispute was about ...
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How did Eurovision handle countries without a de jure official language?

At some stages of its history, the Eurovision Song Contest had restrictions on what languages could be sung by a given country. However, it seems that countries that lacked a de jure official ...
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Article 9, ECHR question

Just doing some reading on human rights law, particularly article 9 and the case of R(on the application of Playfoot) v Millais School Governing Body (2007). I wanted to know if a specific ...
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What is the legal status of a polyamorous civil union in countries other than the one it was registered in?

I understand that it is usually possible to have a civil union registered in one country recognized abroad (e.g., in the UK, thanks to the Civil Partnership Act), but please correct me if I got the ...
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Is .xyz not available in China? Is accreditation is required for all new TLDs?

Researching abc.xyz, I've come across xyz.xyz and gen.xyz, with a prominent link from the latter to a page called ".xyz for China". http://gen.xyz/china Thank you for your continued support of ....
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Does public domain have international limits?

I've read that the length of time required for a copyright to expire can vary from country to country. If a country were to hypothetically set the length of time for a copyright to expire (and thus ...
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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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Copyright licensing and Passenger Ships

As a passenger ship (note; not a cruise ship) we sail port to port, country to country, and in each place we go we run cultural events and conferences for the local people on board in our conference ...
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Can versioning of legal documents from many different countries hope to work by just using the name of the document?

A coworker is suggesting to have laws versioned in a system we're building by using the name of the document and the date of change, under the supposition that names of documents will remain the same ...
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What responsibility do I have when exporting knives to other country?

Suppose I'm an online shop owner who sells knives, but I don't have the means to learn the law of other countries. Now suppose someone buys a knife from me, but the type of knife is illegal to own ...
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Is it legit to use Custom Controller Buttons in Games?

I'm making buttons for my own controller in my Game. For example, the attached images will appear to indicate the player to press the A or B Buttons. The image resembles Xbox Controller Buttons. So, ...
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Undeclared participation in wars and other armed conflict under international law

Wikipedia lists US participation in at least eight wars or armed conflicts justified by Congress's 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Terrorists (AUMF). These include wars include: ...
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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 ...