Questions tagged [multiple-jurisdiction]

For questions involving more than one jurisdiction at the same time, where there is no natural or general connection between them.

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Crime in one country, criminal from another, what's the legal recourse?

Consider a hypothetical situation where a USA citizen, present in Sri Lanka either legally or illegally, commits some murders and flees back to the USA. What can be done to bring this person to trial? ...
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Local vs. State vs Sheriff police cruisers

I saw a sheriff's police cruiser having pulled someone over (North Carolina). It got me wondering. What defines the boundaries for each of state, local, and sheriff's jurisdictions? An example that ...
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Which consumer protection law applies to Patreon?

Which jurisdiction's consumer protection law applies to a patreon page of a creator who publishes content of international appeal ? As patreon allows issuing refunds must creators issue refunds ...
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Why are businesses not concerned about every law in the world, mostly?

Several businesses have publicly accessible websites . Thus don't they operate in every country? Then why are they only concerned about their own country's laws and sometimes GDPR and CCPA? Is it ...
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Californian resident travelling in EU - which privacy law applies?

If a Californian resident is travelling within the EU, it seems both European GDPR and Californian CCPA privacy laws will apply. Sometimes businesses have single privacy emails, so if a deleting ...
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Do data privacy laws force age restriction on youtube?

If ever a privacy is passed restricting age to something higher than 13 ( COPPA ) would all youtubers be forced to age restrict videos (not made for kids ) even if they feature content suited to ...
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Which countries' judgments do Indian courts recognize?

Which countries' judgements are recognized in India ? Will they still be enforced by Indian courts if defendant is able to prove that it is unreasonable or economically infeasible to follow these ...
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How can jurisdiction be limited if platform does not provide geoblocking?

If we are allowed to upload content on to a site but the site does not provide any way to georestrict it, are we still capable of stopping countries we do not target from enforcing or claiming ...
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Does a corporation “ do business” wherever its subsidiaries do?

Does a corporation fall under the jurisdiction of wherever its subsidiaries or affiliates do business ? Consider there is no common branding and operations are separate .
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Does processing for blocking mean “doing business”?

This is an extension to my previous question here: Which country's jurisdiction applies on YouTube channels? My question is if someone blocks a video in regions (countries or states) where someone ...
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Why isn't Anne Sacoolas prosecuted in the US?

The one fact about the Vienna Convention known by everyone is that diplomats are not subject to the law of the country to which they are sent. But they are subject to the law of their own country. ...
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Claiming *forum non conveniens* after extended “shadow litigation”

Can someone claim that a particular forum is inconvenient after challenging service through a proxy (the recipient), thus essentially "shadow litigating" intensively for an extended period ...
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Who needs to implement Cookie Consent for embedded content?

Given a page X that doesn't use cookies or only uses necessary cookies per GDRP and as such, doesn't need explicit Cookie Consent. The X is then modified to include a Youtube video using <iframe>...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

The title is probably my best summary. It is similar to this other unfortunate scenario, but I ask here because of a few differences. So here are the mains: Two months ago I sent an email to a guy on ...
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If a US citizen murders a fellow citizen in a foreign country, where does the trial happen?

If an American citizen murders another American citizen abroad in a country which an extradition treaty exists, but is first arrested back in the United States where they have since returned to - ...
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Why is the age of consent in some jurisdictions lower than the age for which a nude is considered underage pornography?

The age of consent in the UK is 16. The age at which a nude picture is considered underage pornography is 18. This particular situation, an age of consent that's lower than the underage pornography ...
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Is Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau the only case where businesses fall under multiple same-level jurisdictions because the border goes through them?

Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau are an international village on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands where a store literally can be located in 2 countries at once: a Belgian part and a Dutch ...
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A matter of jurisdiction

As far as I know there are countries with extraterritorial jurisdiction when it comes to protect their citizens, so in the latter's favour. If for example a PR of Italy beats up and injures severely ...
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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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Does a business require jurisdiction permits when operating across jurisdictions? [closed]

a hypothetical site provides independent contractors to do massage and this site offers contractors in many countries and in almost any city of u.s.a. but i know that the municipal codes of many ...
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Does GDPR disclosure apply to European citizen temporarily in United States?

For some background: the EU "[Data Protection Directive][1]" is a European Union directive which regulates the processing of personal data within the European Union, as explained in [this Wikipedia ...
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An employer is breaking multiple laws, but is doing so from another state. What venue do I sue in?

I am a citizen of a U.S. state that does banking through a religion-aligned credit union. I do this because my religious leaders have concerns about certain practices related to banking, and I bank ...
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What authority does a US state use to tax former residents?

Some US states such as California and New York go to great lengths to keep former residents part of their tax base. As an example, New York continues to consider an individual to be domiciled in NY ...
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Does accepting a pardon have any bearing on trying that person for the same crime in a sovereign jurisdiction?

In the United States, accepting a pardon is an admission to the crime. In Burdick_v._United_States, the majority opinion stated that a pardon "carries an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession ...
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In which jurisdictions outside the EU can the GDPR be enforced?

The GDPR is a law the EU passed requiring businesses, even foreign businesses, to protect the privacy of EU citizens. Now of course, the EU's jurisdiction is not global, but the EU does have treaties ...
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Can a USA governor pardon a felon who was convicted in another state?

Bill was convicted and imprisoned in a state (East Sconsin). He then moves to West Sconsin and wants to join the police. Felons are not allowed to serve as policemen. Can the governor of West Sconsin ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

I'm asking about the United States specifically but it would be valuable to hear about other countries as well. Are there legal/constitutional arguments against the application of US laws on US ...
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What penalties can a court martial impose?

This question on Aviation SE asks whether pilots in the US have to hold a driver's license (they don't). In a comment the poster explained why they asked the question: The reason and details cannot ...
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Netflix through a VPN and original account location

I'm sharing a Netflix account with my brother who currently lives in the USA but since I'm not the library is limited somehow. I could use a VPN but I'm not sure whether the fact that my brother is ...
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Harassment report from a non-US citizen outside the USA

A friend of mine, who isn't a US citizen and lives in another country, is being harassed by someone in the US. Can she file a harassment report even though she isn't in the US?
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How does the CLOUD Act apply for non-US persons' data stored on US-owned servers outside the USA?

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act or CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943) was signed into law on March 23, 2018. The law became necessary because the previous legislation in the Stored Communications ...
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Is there a recorded instance of Canada refusing to enforce a USA court order?

Has there been a case where a Canadian court refused to enforce a court order from the United States?
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Legal Proceedings concerning one individual due as a defendant in two courts at the same time

A person is due to be a defendant in a court case in county 1, but they get arrested for another crime the night before their trial in county 2, meaning they are due in two court rooms at the same ...
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Which state can charge you if you commit a crime while standing in more than one of them?

The Four Corners Monument is a place where you can stand in four states at the same time (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah). If someone committed a crime while standing there, which of the ...
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How is a USA marriage dissolved if neither spouse is resident in the USA?

Consider the following sequence of events: A couple get married in a St. Louis, Missouri courtroom in 2002 (at which time they are residents in the USA). The couple begin living in a foreign country ...