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What Constitutes a Chemical Weapon?

Sean Spicer is currently under fire for a claim of his that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. According to politifact this is not just false, but "Pants on Fire". Politifact quotes part of the ...
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Legality of agreement between countries

How can a contract be established and enforced if the parties are countries? There is nothing in perpetuity, how can contract negotiated by fathers bear upon children. Can not children defy contract ...
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What consequences are there for use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention and related treaties?

What consequences are there for use of chemical weapons under the CWC and related treaties?
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Were the American strikes on Syria legal?

On the recent American strike on Syria, Leeds University, UK writes: Demonstrates Trump is willing to go it alone and conduct illegal air strikes if needed by appealing to the moral necessity to do ...
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What kinds payments/accounts are reported under the automated exchange of tax information between countries?

I'm trying to understand how the automated exchange of tax information works between countries. I'm vaguely aware of the OECD's Common Reporting Standard "activating" this year and introducing some ...
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Public screening rights

Is there a general worldwide rule for who you approach for public screening rights if a film has not been released in your country? Is it some middleman local motion picture association or the ...
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Can I do a small claims suit against someone that moved out of the country

We had both agreed that the defendant would sell me a car on a given date. He then contacted me 4 days before the date to tell me that he was going to be unable to give me the car on the set date, and ...
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Is agreeing in a pre nup to get divorced in Scotland legally binding?

Unfortunately one or both of you decide to divorce and you had agreed on a pre nup that you would get divorced in Scotland because you feel it handles divorce more fairly. At least one of you is ...
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What international body would one go to file a case against Australian Immigration?

I have a situation with Australian immigration that sounds like a cheap scam... Immigration process goes as follows, you submit documents to one of agencies that are appointed by the Australian ...
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Is there any way to find out if a deceased person owns properties across the United States?

My wife and her two siblings had an absentee father who recently died of cancer. He left their mom for another woman about 12 years ago when they were all still children. They hadn't heard much from ...
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Am I obligated to pay a mortgage if a region is annexed?

This is a hypothetical question. Suppose I buy a house and have a mortgage. Later, the region my house is in is annexed by another country. Let's assume also that the mortgage I took out is based in ...
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Are there any restrictions in international law on charging a person to return to their own country?

I came across evidence today of a country that charges its own citizens $10 to cross a land border back into its own territory. Since I have never come across this before, I was wondering whether ...
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What is the relation between Trademarks and Domains?

For what I have read here, I understood that if I buy a domain of an already registered trademark (in which country, by the way?), I might have a problem at hands. But it is not clear to me what ...
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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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Does USA contract work outside the USA for non-residents?

I work as a software engineer (independent contractor) in Ukraine. Outsourcing companies here often provide two contracts to sign: one is a legal local contract with Ukrainian company and another one ...
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Studying abroad - penalty clause

Some countries provide grants for their citizens to study abroad on the condition that the student will return to work in the country after graduation. For example, the Thai government offers such ...
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Rabbinical courts in Israel throw people in jail?

A rabbinical court in Israel on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison a man who for years has refused to give his wife a divorce. ... In Orthodox Judaism, a marriage cannot be undone unless the ...
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Monetary value of a human being per some historical treaty?

As an example, did the Treaty of Versailles assign some monetary value to each British human life lost during WW1 for reparation payments by Germany? Or the Geneva Conventions as another possibility? ...
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What's the difference between signing and ratifying a treaty?

Am I right in believing that ratification refers to local enforcement of a treaty, upon signing it?
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Is someone in Interpol's Red Notice List allowed to board an international flight back to the country that is seeking the individual?

In the past few days, the Brazilian Justice issued an arrest warrant against a Brazilian national who also holds a German citizenship. He was supposedly in the US when that happened and there was a ...
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What Rules Apply To Foreign Nationals Buying Real Estate In Mexico?

For a long time, it was illegal for people who weren't Mexican citizens to buy real estate in Mexico, although there were some elaborate devices that could be used to circumvent that rule. I have ...
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Can I destroy foreign currency?

In most countries it is illegal to destroy money, more precisely, their own currency. But what about foreign currency? Can I tear a dollar in the UK? Would it be against American or English law? I ...
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International enforcement of dirty ship “laws”

Apparently there are some "laws" that make it illegal to sail dirty ships in international waters. I read an article giving only the information that "Maritime laws prohibit stained tankers from ...
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Can US citizens be denied entry to the US?

This question includes multiple hypotheticals that may have seemed inconceivable a year or two ago, but now that we've shifted to debating about how they might be implemented, consider the following ...
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State testing unarmed ballistic weapons off some waters abroad?

The Sunday Times reported an unarmed missile had been set off from the submarine off the coast of Florida but, rather than head towards Africa, had veered towards the US. [ BBC News, Trident: ...
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Declaration of war on a de-facto state?

Does war have to be declared on a de jure state? Even though Daesh is not recognized as a state by the world, it is (IMO) a de facto state. (It has territory, population, government, and an ability ...
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Can the U.S government break up an international monopoly?

In the event a national monopoly forms such as a major railway or oil company, the U.S government (or any other government) can choose to take action such as breaking up that company into smaller ...
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Business obligations under the OECD AEI/CRS

101 governments have meanwhile signed the OECD Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEI, AEoI) and have thus agreed to send information on foreign account ...
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Written evidence vs terms of service

Me: from Europe Company A: from United States of America I signed up for a service from company A. A stated in their written e-mails to me that I would get a full refund when the service they ...
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Tariffs for international shipping

I wanted to buy some rare earth oxides and noticed the unit price is 6 or more times more expensive in the USA than if bought from China, even with international shipping included. Since China is the ...
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Is the illegality of an action constrained to a country?

John is a citizen of country X. Doing action A is illegal in his country. He travels to country Y where action A is legal (officially legal, that is codified as being legal, not merely tolerated) and ...
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Blasphemy in the Context of Freedom of Speech

So my country is currently exhausting herself with a blasphemy case. It makes me wonder because such case in other countries (Western countries in particular) are not considered a crime because it's a ...
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Are digital copies of official documents lawfully represented?

In order to reduce my (personal) paperwork and its governance, I was thinking to scan all my official documents and save them somewhere digitally. This way, my closet would not be filled with papers ...
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If you commit a crime in an airport, are you tried under maritime law?

Airports occupy an interesting legal grounds, wherein they are not technically a part of the country they are in (hence tax-free purchases in duty-free), and yet still must obey some set of laws. By ...
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Sending money from China

I have an uncle in China who is trying to make some investments in Canada. As you may know, there are foreign exchange controls in China, but everybody goes around them. One easy to do it is to match ...
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Property rights on product for specified region

Company A has developed product incorporating owned intellectual property. Can Company A sell intellectual property rights for this product for Company B just for defined geographic region (for ...
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How is trademark infringement in online ads regulated internationally?

I am currently studying intellectual property law in Norway and I am looking for some help with an assignment. I am wondering about online infringement of trademarks. Here is an example: An online ...
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U.S. Citizenship by Birth

My spouse was born in 1979 to a legal foreign student couple , they left the U.S when she was a few month old and never applied for her U.S citizenship. now she wants to obtain her U.S citizenship ...
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Age of consent for a person with dual citizenship

The age of consent law seems a bit unclear to me, and becomes very complex and mysterious when adding dual citizenship into the mix because finding information on that is difficult. I'm just wondering ...
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Is the Loi Lamine Gueye- law n ° 46-940 of May 7, 1946 enacted by the French Parliament of any relevance today?

Is Loi Lamine Gueye- law n ° 46-940 of May 7, 1946, the law granting citizenship rights to nationals of the French colonies active today? How many countries(former French colonies) had annulled this ...
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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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International law regarding human trafficing [closed]

What lawyers can handle a case that crosses borders and involves debt bondage human trafficking plus other crimes for victims of these crimes that take place canada usa
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JASTA law, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. What's next?

Can anyone use this law to sue the US for killing people in Iraq for example?
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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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Traveling outside of the US as a permanent resident?

I was planning on traveling outside the US (first time in 20 years lol) I was admitted as a asylum. I read the Homeland Security (https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/...
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What does the 9/11 bill mean for foreign governments?

Congress is about to pass a 9/11 that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Government. Does this open a 'Pandora's box' where other foreign governments like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, ...
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Legal Justification for China not following decision in Philippines v. China

An award was given by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the case The Republic of the Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China. However, as I knowledge tells me, except internet domain name ...
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What could be the consequences of a “Joke wedding” in a foreign country?

Context : Two of my friends, both French citizens, have a PACS. PACS is a form of civil union that can be "upgraded" to a marriage, but not "downgraded" from one. They are planning a three weeks ...
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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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In which circumstances can law enforcement of one country cross the border of another one?

Say someone have made a criminal offense in one European country (say France), the (suspected ?) criminal is in a car or any others means in which he can escape law enforcement officers pursuing him ...