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Woman harrassment at Corporate workplace [closed]

Can a criminal case be filed for the following information provided below against the Top management of the corporate and against immediate supervisor whom she was reporting to with FIR at the police ...
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Working for company that works with another company that works with Russia

Hypothetically if a person worked with a company based out of the US (company A) that worked with another company based out of the US (company b) that worked with individuals in Russia, under US ...
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Is what Russia is doing in Ukraine in violation of the Russian Constitution?

A lot of what Russia is doing in Ukraine appears to be in violation of international laws. As the ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan said "Ukraine is a crime scene" (Barrons). I'm wondering if ...
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Is a resistance poisoning food a breach of the chemical weapons convention?

There are reports that Ukrainian civilians are poisoning Russian troops with pies. It may be worth noting that this tactic has a long history, and its use was honored by the Soviet Union when applied ...
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When is a war not illegal?

In conjunction with the Russo-Ukranian War, many newspapers call the war an illegal war. I figured, any war would be illegal, since an attack on a sovereign nation seems to me the opposite of a legal ...
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Can a country import from russia and export to other countries which are banned by russia?

Provided russia will ban import and export of products to and from specific countries can a country which is not banned by russia import from russia and export it to other countries? If not what about ...
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Is Ikea required by Russian law to pay employees for the next 3 months, despite suspending all operations (sales, production) in Russia?

Ikea announced they'll still be paying their 15,000 Russian employees their salaries for the next 3 months, even though they've suspended all operations in Russia, sales and production (17 stores and ...
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Sanctions against Russia and Internet subscriptions

Sanctions against Russia become heavier by the day, and an answer to that question might not fit the situation in a few weeks. Please consider the situation as of today. Say a website located in the ...
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Is it legal to buy something online from Russia when they're currently under sanctions?

Currently (i.e., for the past most-of-a-decade), Russia is under heavy sanctions for invading Ukraine, supporting al-Assad, associating with North Korea, ignoring human rights, using chemical weapons ...
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Could the US extradite the Russian Hackers?

Many people get extradited for breaking a country's laws by hacking against that country. This is how International Cyberattackers get brung to justice, But what if one Jurisdiction Government ...
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Is it legal to record a phone conversation if you pretend to be someone else?

In a recently published video, Alexey Navalny calls one of the FSB's operatives who participated in Navalny's poisoning, and, pretending to be his colleague, manages to record some evidence about the ...
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Does the obligation to go to school during the pandemic violate my right to life?

I am a student in a country which was hit quite hard by the pandemic. Currently, we are attending the lessons distantly, yet more and more people reckon it to be a high time to return to school. Let ...
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Is witchcraft legally punishable? [closed]

Suppose a witchcraft is proved to cause consequences, would it be legally punishable? I was telling to everybody that I am a sectarian and a religious fanatic. For this reason I would most likely die ...
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A question about being owner of forum

I want to create a forum, which is devoted to a videogame, but I have a law question. What will happen if some user posts an illegal content? Am I responsible for it? I don't want to hire moderators. ...
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Can an artist take away a unique character that was first visually displayed in a piece of artwork I commissioned from them and paid for?

The artist did not ask me to sign any agreements and neither did I, the artwork was paid for, but after a personal conflict the artist told me they were "revoking" the character the artwork was of. ...
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Are prescribed burns legal in Russia?

One (badly written) article from 2009 seems to suggest that prescribed burns are illegal in Russia. Is that (still) the case? And if, to the contrary, they are legal, who can authorize them? What I ...
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Are Putin's constitution amendments legal?

Putin is shaking up the constitution and there were reports suggesting that the process, as well as the amendments themselves, are probably unlawful/illegal despite the Constitutional Court's ruling ...
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What license considerations are there when reproducing Soviet art?

I've found some impressive Soviet propaganda posters and I intend to have them printed and hanged in the living room. This is for personal use but it got me thinking. Let's assume I wanted to start a ...
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What are the laws of the sky over land?

In the USA, some of the states gambling is illegal. River boats and cruise boats allow gambling because vessels in open water are subject to federal not state law. Applying this logic to aircraft, ...
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Can disabling Windows 10 updates be considered a crime?

There's a pretty (in)famous post on Russian Microsoft Answers site (just search by UID to see it referenced in many news stories) where user asks how he can disable Windows Update through registry due ...
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I am an American about to marry a Russian girl in Russia. Do I need a pre-nup?

My fiance is not a "Russian bride"; she's a real girl I've been dating for a year, we love each other, and want to get married. If we marry in Russia, do I need a pre-nup? If we later on get a ...
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Who is responsible for posts on Internet forums, particularly in Russia?

Are users or is the site owner responsible for posts on the forum? Could it be different: with or without a license agreement available on the site? with or without a registration? My concern is ...
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Was defamation legal in Russian empire in the 19th century?

In Dostoevsky's Idiot, it seemed that it was perfectly legal to publish articles of slanderous nature. Was there any legal protection of a Russian's rights in publicity in the 1800's?
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Certificate that person is living with a dead man, is there any analogue in US?

There is a certificate in the Russian bureaucratic system that is literally called: Certificate that a person is currently living with a dead man The reason for that is that a dead man is still ...
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Advocating for Russian presidential candidates

Is it against the law to post a call to vote for a Russian presidential candidate in social networks?
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I understand the US portion for applying for a K1 Visa - what about requirements from Russia?

Suppose an American citizen is engaged to a Russian citizen. The couple would like to be able to live in America together. They do not particularly need to live together in Russia, although the ...
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Document stating a person's ability to be an adoptive parent in Ireland

the opinion of a competent authority of the State of nationality of your husband, on his living conditions and his ability to be an adoptive parent; the permission of a competent authority of the ...
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Russian law of extradition

If a Russian hacker hacks a computer system in India, can India seek Interpol's help to get that hacker extradited to India? I mean, does Russia allow extradition of Russian nationals to other ...
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Would "Stop a Douchebag" be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

In Russia, there is a movement called Stop a Douchebag, whose prime activities are as follows. Prevent people from driving on sidewalks. Prevent double parking. The participants in this movement ...
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