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Can a company in Germany lets its employee to work some months from iran remotely? [closed]

As an Iranian,I am trying to get an stable, trustable job from Germany,and move there. but i want to work for some months remotely from iran. Due to some problems i cant completely leave home. I had a ...
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If a product is assembled in a specific country, what is the impact of an export ban covering that product and that country?

The USA recently announced an export ban for certain high-performance AI computing components in China and around 50 other countries around the world. Notably, this affects the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090,...
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How to verify an arrest in Russia? [closed]

Assume the media reports that a particular individual has been arrested by Russian police. Others reports deny this. Is there any authoritative legal mechanism for ascertaining the true situation?
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Can Iranians get a visa to work in the US?

I have seen this and this discussing similar topics, but my question is a little bit different: Can Iranians get a visa (probably H1B) to work in a company (e.g., Google or Amazon) in the US? I think ...
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Can a company in Germany hire a remote worker from Iran?

Can a company registered in Germany hire a remote worker based in Iran? What regulation act is applied in this case?
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How does the price cap on Russian oil work?

How does the price cap on Russian oil work? As I understand, EU insurers are now prohibited from doing business with freight companies that transport Russian oil by sea – unless they comply with the ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

I just stumbled upon this article, where it talks about a recent law change: Norway banned Russian citizens or companies from flying drones or other aircraft in the country on 28 February I can ...
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List of countries embargoed by the US?

Where can I find the authoritative, up-to-date list of countries that are currently embargoed by the United States of America? Note that embargoed is distinct from sanctions. I specifically want to ...
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How does CAATSA work?

How does the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanction Act, P.L. 115-44 (August 2, 2017) (CAATSA) work? Why can't the US sanction every importer of Russian arms across the board? Arms exports ...
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What are the consequences of being party to a OFAC prohibited transaction?

The US Treasury has sanctioned Tornado Cash which is a tool for mixing Cryptocurrency. Since the sanctions don't actually stop this tool from working someone has used it to send small amounts of funds ...
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Meet and Confer and professional practices

State of California Federal Court. I am a pro se defendant and I had a "meet and confer" with the opposing counsel. In the meeting the opposing counsel was incredibly unprofessional, petty ...
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Why doesn't the U.S. sanctions against individuals violate the bill of attainder law?

Recently the United States has been applying sanctions against individuals, such as Vladimir Putin's adult daughters. This isn't a new thing by any stretch, but I wondered recently why this isn't ...
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On the acquisition of legal rights to sanctioned YouTubers' frozen funds

Note: The following is a thought experiment. Since I am no legal scholar, it is highly likely that its wording needs a lot of improvement. Suggestions for improvement would be most welcome. Suppose ...
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How are sanctions on individuals consistent with the 5th Amendment?

There is a lot in the news these days about ultra-wealthy Russians being sanctioned, their assets frozen, and their private jets and boats seized. I'm curious about the constitutional justification of ...
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Can Tucker Carlson be penalized or punished by the US government?

Tucker Carlson has often shown much bias in his reporting and opinions. It has now been reported that a Russian internal memo shows that they too consider him a good 'asset' because he is the western ...
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Open Source License restrictions and recent sanctions against Russia

Does there exist an open source license like GPL, GPLv2, BSD and so on which allows author to prohibit usage of the licensed software in some country?
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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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Questions about details of the UK plan to seize property of Russian Oligarchs

I refer to this Q&A in Stackexchange: Legality of penalising Russian Oligarchs by ConanTheGerbil. There's some good info there but I have some follow-up questions. Q1. Burden of Proof. If a ...
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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 Ripple Labs Inc. subject to US sanctions against Russia?

To the best of my understanding the answer is no because they are a technology company and not a financial institution. However because their consensus based technology is distributed on the systems ...
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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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Changing tax residency - how does it work?

After my Phd in US, I move back to Syria. Life savings are in my US bank account (Can't trust Syria) Year is 2011 and Syria enters a war. Every single resident of Syria gets OFAC sanctioned. I'm not ...
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As an Iranian, can I sign an Independent contractor agreement, and work remotely for a EU company from Iran?

Are there any restrictions for citizens of sanctioned countries such as Iran to work "remotely" for Europe companies or foundations? if it matters, work mentioned in question is about mobile ...
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Why there are no sanctions against head of state if his/her country violates the International law by performing illegitimate acts of war?

Assume that there is head of state that is elected in elections that are fully recognized in his/her country and that is at least partially recognized as a elected head of state by other countries and ...
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Can one of my citizenships cause problems with investing?

As a citizen and resident of Mexico, American and European brokers are happy to take my business. But I'm also a citizen of Syria, which is sanctioned. While filling out account creation forms, I don'...
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Is the embargo against Cuba unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that government restrictions on spending for political purposes are prohibited by the First Amendment. Would that make the economic embargo against ...
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International law: sanctions

I am analyzing the United Nations Charters, specifically focusing on sanctions. I analyzed Art. 41 (Chapter VII) that states: The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of ...
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What happens to cloud data after a country gets sanctioned?

I am a software developer with almost no knowledge of international laws. So here is a hypothetical scenario. Let's say, I live in a XYZ country and Google cloud has a data center in my country and I ...
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Can I hire a resident of Iran in USA to work remotely?

I have a start-up and I want to know if I can hire a ux designer from Iran in my company or not?
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What are levels are court sanctions for "frivolous" actions?

Under the "American rule," both sides pay for their own lawyers and court expenses in a lawsuit. (This differs from the British "loser pays" rule.) But there are exceptions for ...
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Remedies for missing discovery

What happens, or what remedies are offered to a plaintiff, when a defendant in a civil action does not provide complete discovery? Suppose: The plaintiff requested discovery of "all emails sent ...
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Where can I get an up-to-date list of countries that are under US sanctions?

I am a regular freelancer in a company. I like to travel during work and vacation. But at my new job, they told me that I can't visit countries that are under US sanctions. Where can I get this list ? ...
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Which parts of classical enactments division do the laws of Gortyna contain?

According to the classical scheme, modern enactments include 3 parts: hypothesis, disposition, and sanction. Is this scheme applicable to archaic laws of 7-5 BCe? For example: "if you rape a free ...
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Can a US company employ Iranian person outside US?

I have seen this link about Iranians working remotely for a US company. But it's (1) old and (2) about working remotely while living in Iran. I want to know that can I, as an Iranian, get employed in ...
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To what extent can I inform my US Manager about projects in Iran

I am working for a German company (in Germany) with business projects in Iran. My manager is a US citizen working in the US. He did not ask me about these projects and may not know that they even ...
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Can a company in the Netherlands which has an American parent company hire an Iranian?

Because of the US sanctions, there are many limitations and restrictions on some countries, and these sanctions also affect the people of those countries. Suppose that a person, A, was going to work ...
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Contempt of court (for certain speech and remaining silent included)?

What's the worst/maximum sentence or sanction one can receive for remaining silent in court when asked to speak by a court official (with and without a subpoena)?
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Why some US software companies ban their free products for some countries?

I'm a developer from Iran and I know Iran is under US sanctions. I have a few questions. First let me start with an example. If you reach Docker Hub website from Iran you get this message: Since ...
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Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela only or of all Venezuelans?

Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) (mirror) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela or of all Venezuelans? https://helpx.adobe.com/la/x-productkb/policy-pricing/executive-...
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What was the basis in international law for the seizure of the Iranian tanker Grace 1?

As far as I can make out, the Iranian tanker Grace 1 was seized by Gibraltar whilst it was travelling through Gibraltar's territorial waters. See e.g. this article. The stated basis for the seizure ...
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How do one country's sanctions on another apply to third parties?

Having just read that Britain has seized a ship sailing under the flag of Panama carrying oil from Iran to Syria, I wonder what the legal basis for this is. EU sanctions forbid oil exports to Syria. ...
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What can the government do with the Iranian tanker Grace 1 seized in Gibraltar?

The UK/Gibraltar has seized the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 , for allegedly breaking EU sanctions and attempting to supply oil to Syria. On the assumption the seizure is legal and the accusations ...
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Trade restrictions on open source software

Apparently the US has put Huawei on a trade blacklist that prevents US companies to trade with Huawei. With hardware and proprietary software it is straightforward how this can be executed (don't make ...
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Does Trump's sanction on Huawei include Open Source US products, like Linux kernel & RISC-V? Does this ban effect Huawei's membership there? [duplicate]

Trump has banned US companies from trading with Huawei. Does this ban include US non-profit organizations, such as the Linux Foundation and RISC-V foundation ? Huawei is a paid member of those ...
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Example of "fraus omnia corrumpit" in which a person loses rights they had before a fraudulent act?

I'm looking for a bit of case law - as an inspiration more than as valid precedent - for the following scenario: A person has some prospective rights w.r.t. some physical objects, or future rights w....
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Does anything in international law limit a country's ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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Iran Technology Sanction

Is there any comprehensive list of Iran technology sanctions and the reason they were imposed(especially related to software products and scientific data sets?) As I remember, some software products ...
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Do international sanctions have an impact on Open Source Software?

Background Recently I was reading about embargoes and sanctions on Iran (also this link) and before Sudan, and it got me thinking about how they could impact Open Source Software. Sanctions being ...
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As an Iranian, can I sign an Independent contractor agreement, and work remotely for a US company from Iran?

Are there any restrictions for citizens of sanctioned countries to work remotely for US companies?
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Could it be illegal for an individual in USA to hire a software developer in Syria or Venezuela for short project?

This question is about an individual in USA hiring a software developer for a short project through a site such as guru.com or freelancer.com. Considering that U.S. has sanctions on Venezuela (...
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