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Can a country start sending troops before declaring war?

Can a country send invasion forces before an official declaration of war? So, if the US wants to invade France, can they, under international law, officially declare war by the time their aircraft ...
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Claiming my own country

Let's say one day, as I sail across the pacific, I come across an uncharted island. This island is not anywhere near the borders of existing countries. It is unoccupied. Can I put up a flag on the ...
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Regarding "Right to be Forgotten", what's the definition of a "search engine"?

§§ — The decision by Europe's highest court allows people living in Europe to ask for links to "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" material to be removed from search results,...
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Restrictions on international data storage?

Firstly, I apologize for any brevity in my question and description. I'm under a NDA and can't really give out specifics. A company in the Netherlands is saying that it would not be lawful for them ...
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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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Is the prohibition of narcotics mandated by an international treaty?

Possession of narcotics is of course illegal in many jurisdictions. Recently there has been talk of relaxing or eliminating prohibitions on the sale and possession of drugs. Are there any ...
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What jurisdiction does an IP address fall under?

What is an IP Address? An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the ...
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Which jurisdiction applies in a vessel?

Consider an aircraft registered in country A. On a flight operated by an airliner based in country B, it carries passengers on a flight from country X to country Y. The flight path overflies airspace ...
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Using international waters to provide illicit activities near a country

Let's assume I have a ship flagged in a country where certain activities are legal but are not in most of other countries (like, for instance, drug use or prostitution are in Netherlands). Let's ...
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Can the UN Security Council authorize states to violate international humanitarian law?

Chapter 7 to the United Nations charter gives the Security Council (UNSC) the power to authorize states to use force in some particular case (for example, in the first gulf war the UNSC authorized the ...
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What do you do if your consulate general violates the law?

If you live abroad as a foreign national, there are certain government services that you must keep obtaining from your own government through a Consulate General (e.g. passport issue/renewal). ...
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