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Vienna Convention on Road Traffic(1968) Letters Only Vehicle Registration Plate

There is a large media scandal in Romania about a car that had a preferential number from another country. According to police, the number was illegal because was having letters only and no digits so ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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The Kampala Amendments, Germany, and the White Helmets

(as a legal question, I understand that some follow only one of the two main narratives currently running on world events!) Annex I 2.2(g) states that: (g) The sending by or on behalf of a State ...
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Can you report use of product copy/likeness in video games for compensation?

If a video game (created outside of the US) has an exact copy on a 3D model used from a large world-wide corporation's (based in US) product is there a way of: Reporting the use of likeness/copy ...
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Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?

The United States is a party to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Article 1, paragraph 1 of that protocol incorporates Articles 2-34 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the ...
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What are some good sources for the rights of individual in an international context? [closed]

I am looking for sources for the international rights of individuals between nations. Nations might have problems politically, yet one might say individuals of nations have some international rights. ...
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Are people born in a foreign embassy on US soil american citizens?

This question seems hard to google, since all the results are about people born in US embassies on foreign soil. I'm wondering about the situation where someone's born in, say, the French embassy in ...
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Can a nation A stop nation B from issuing visas to citizens of nation A?

How would it legally work? For example, could India force U.S. consulates to stop issuing H-1B visas, or other specialized visas, by claiming it amounts to poaching of important human resources? ...
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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 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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How can huge company mergers that kill all competition be legal?

Disclaimer: I'm a programmer/electrical engineer and therefore a complete novice to law. My question is: how can mergers of direct competitors, each already having a dominant market oligopoly, be ...
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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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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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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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Is it legal to provide online therapy outside of your country?

I am based in Pakistan and I want to provide therapy for depression around the world using an app. I want the people around the world to use this app. Is it legal to provide online therapy in ...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Can an American company state in their terms of service that if an entity is from a designated country they are not allowed to use the service? In other words would that be a legal and enforceable ...
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Description of 3rd party cookies in the privacy policy for GDPR compliance?

In order to comply with GDPR's right to be informed section, some sites try to describe what specific cookies that 3rd parties supply do. Is it OK to just list what cookies these parties set, and ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

Suppose an American company wishes to do business with European parties. Could their terms of service say that as a user of their services the user forfeits any rights afforded to them by the GDPR ...
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Handling a GDPR subject access request when using google analytics?

When using Google Analytics and receiving a GDPR subject access request does the party receiving the request also have to send all data collected by Google Analytics?
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What's the difference between “GDPR” “Privacy Shield” and “Safe Harbor”?

I'm getting confused on the differences between "GDPR", "Privacy Shield", and "Safe Harbor". Can someone please elaborate? I think Privacy Shield replaces "Safe Harbor" but I still don't understand ...
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Could an international tribunal or the United Nations suphoena members of the former USA goverment because of 9/11?

In 2010 the sixth President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered 3 points explaining who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks at the United Nations. Video Here In point number 2 he suggests that ...
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European nexus into U.S. through Google product?

I'm in the U.S. with my websites. I'm not under European Union jurisdiction unless my use of one or another Google product puts me under EU jurisdiction. I need to find out if any Google product gives ...
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How do you laws apply through internet regarding the different countries?

In country A, it's illegal to say something to a person (it's considered a severe insult that is punished with jail) User 1 is using Twitter in country B, where such law doesnt exist, and he is a ...
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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

My family has a small side business selling some things through the internet. As far as I know, we aren't likely to have any customers who are EU citizens, but it's certainly not outside the realm of ...
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Can a doctor from one country prescribe medicine to a person in another country?

Can a doctor from one country prescribe medicine to a person in another country if they both are connecting through an online medium?
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Small claims EU to US

I am involved in a situation where a former housemate has left my sharehouse in the Netherlands and owes me €3000. This person now lives in the US. The facts: I have evidence they owe me this money, ...
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Fallout/pollution as act of war?

Many contemporary weapons deliver substantial secondary and tertiary damage. For example: The fallout from nuclear detonations. The various epidemiological and ecotoxicological consequences of ...
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Is it possible for non-EU companies to avoid GDPR regulatory issues through filters and firewalls?

Background Most internet feeds are unfiltered. Everyone who has ever rented or set up a server knows malicious traffic comes in from all over the world, including the European Union (but mostly from ...
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Is it legal to litter in international waters?

Suppose I'm on a private yacht. I'm in international waters, and I forgot to bring a trash bag. So, I go ahead and just dump all my crap into the ocean. Is that illegal?
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Is a governing law clause always enforceable?

If I'm elsewhere and a contract has a clause stating that it is to be governed by the laws of the state of New York, is this always enforcable? Could I be placed in situations where I would have to ...
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“Geographical limitation” in the 1951 Refugee Convention?

DW mentions that: Since the start of the war in Syria five years ago, more than 4.5 million Syrians have spilled over the border into neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. None of the ...
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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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I know of a case that is in mediation in Taiwan what details can I find out about it?

I am an English tutor and my student told me about contract that is in mediation- his company is Japanese and the other party (company) is American- listed on the stock exchange. Would some of the ...
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Is the current Israel/Gaza conflict “war” or “law enforcement”?

My understanding is that Israel justifies its actions on the West Bank as enforcing Israeli Military Orders, which they claim are based on international law. Do they claim that these still apply to ...
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Has the legal status of Jesus Christ every come up in court? [closed]

This Easter weekend, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That being said, in the public sphere, the question of whether this resurrection has actually occurred is a heated one. Life and ...
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Can an embassy in a hostile country send people in diplomatic pouches?

Currently, a few notable people (such as Julian Assange) are currently living in embassies in various countries around the world. Typically, the person is being pursued by the host country, and the ...
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UEFA membership criteria

There are UEFA statutes in which the criteria for membership in that organisation are next (on the 9th page): https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/OfficialDocument/uefaorg/WhatUEFAis/02/48/...
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Is British Columbia violating the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic by requiring foreign drivers to exchange their license within three months?

According to the 1949 Geneva Convention citizens of any country that signed the agreement are able to drive in any other country for up to one year with an international driving permit: No ...
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unknown US citizen, do I owe taxes

My parents are US citizens who, moved to Brazil and had me 32 years ago. We never went back. The US doesn't know about me I'm sure. I don't even have any US documents. But I wonder still, I have ...
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How are businesses based outside, but doing business inside of the US taxed?

I am looking specifically for how the U.S. taxes businesses that originate from another country, but are doing business within the U.S., with or without operations taking place at a permanent address ...
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Is a document considered falsified if it has no stamp or signature?

So if we have a falsified document (diploma, certificate, official documents, etc.), with all the correct information, submitted in electronic version, but Without a signature/stamp With a signature/...
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Easiest way to divorce same-sex marriage for residents of country where it's not recognized?

My situation: my spouse and I (both Russian citizens and residents) married in Denmark in 2014 (tourist marriage is legal and fast there). Now as we want to divorce, we can't do that in Russia because ...
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Jurisdictional Order

Can a Canadian lawyer reply to this question please? I need to know the specific law that states that British Columbia (or Canadian) Courts can not override an Order issued by the Courts in another ...
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Who is to enforce the UDHR and the Charter of the UN?

Who is to enforce the Charter of the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ? The governments or the citizens of the member countries?
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Will a Muslim with multiple wives who travels to the U.S. be charged with polygamy?

If you are a Muslim with multiple wives, and you travel to the U.S., will you be charged with polygamy? What if you are also a U.S. citizen? (I'm just curious how this works for people from Saudi ...
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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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Can a U.S. business store mail on a server outside the U.S.?

If you are a business incorporated/registered in the US, is it currently (Feb. 28 2018) legal to store emails on mail servers outside the US?
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Can a US court monetary order against a non-US citizen be pursued outside the US?

Say person A (a US citizen) makes a monetary demand on person B (a non-US citizen) over a dealing in the US whose juristiction is the US. Assume that B a citizen of, and resides in, a "1st world" ...
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Small claims court jurisdication over international employment agreement?

I am a US citizen originally residing in state S. I entered into an employment agreement with a company headquartered in country C1 (not the US), with physical offices in another country C2 and US (...
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Can we set up our company in a different country in order to protect our IT and assets from litigation?

I'm working with a startup in a country where laws are loose at best. After reviewing the privacy laws that bind us by doing business in this country, there seem to be an endless amount of ways that ...

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