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I want to leave Islam, but they would execute and kill me. What do I do?

Legally speaking, very many nations grant asylum, and religious persecution is one of the most basic grounds for granting asylum, following the 1951 Refugee Convention. This newspaper article compares ...
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Is this "Bait-And-Switch" defence possible?

Police continue to investigate Following an acquittal, there are two possible positions for the police: they are certain the acquitted person performed the act but they were not guilty (for all sorts ...
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Is there a law against signing a contract to do something illegal?

it's not illegal to sign a contract that demands illegal things, however, such a contract, in general, is called an illegal contract. Illegal contracts are null and void. Contracts that violate public ...
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I want to leave Islam, but they would execute and kill me. What do I do?

You should contact an organisation specialised in this area. Here is one for the UK, with specific information on asylum seeking apostates: https://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/2010/09/apostasy-and-asylum-in-...
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Someone has a video of me doing drugs. Is there legal protection against its release?

The tort for this kind of activity is called public disclosure of private facts, and almost every U.S. state recognizes that this tort is invalid under the First Amendment in the absence of a legal ...
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Is this "Bait-And-Switch" defence possible?

Double jeopardy applies to the defendant, not the crime. I don't know of any jurisdiction that prohibits double jeopardy, as long as it's different people that are being put in jeopardy (and many ...
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Can I argue in a court that initial conditions which were agreed, are broken? (by a Country)

No Governments have sovereign power. Subject to constitutional and legislative constraints, governments can change laws as they wish. That includes legislative changes and administrative policies. ...
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Someone has a video of me doing drugs. Is there legal protection against its release?

I know nothing about the law. What I have heard from others (that also know nothing) is that in some countries/states it might be illegal to record audio/video without the recording party being ...
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Is this "Bait-And-Switch" defence possible?

This is a classic fictional device. I remember it from Baby, Would I Lie by Donald Westlake, and I think a Perry Mason novel. The Agatha Christie play Witness for the Prosecution used a variant of ...
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When do I own a car (private sale)

It appears that title changes when both the seller and the buyer sign the reverse side of the vehicle registration certificate. While a vehicle registration with the government is prima facie evidence ...
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What is the purpose of a settlement agreement including a clause that it was signed, "voluntarily and without any duress whatsoever?"

Recitals in contracts are prima facie evidence that the facts recited in them are true. This could be relevant if trying to secure a default judgment, or if the party who signed the document is no ...
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Does the NI Police have any powers in the Republic of Ireland?

There is no cross-border "hot pursuit" practice on the island, for readily understandable historical reasons. The PSNI's predecessor, the RUC, was particularly seen as an oppressive arm of ...
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What is the legal principle which requires Apple to pay the Irish State €13 billion?

The EU has established rules about member governments subsidising industries. The intention is to ensure that trade in the EU is not distorted by government incentives, so that factories get built in ...
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I'm Irish but have an English birth cert. What are my rights regarding dual citizenship and getting an English passport?

You are a British citizen: Born in the UK between 1 January 1983 and 1 October 2000 Whether you’re a British citizen depends on where your parents were from and their circumstances. There are ...
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Irish naturalisation as British citizen?

What I can't see is whether this can eventually lead to naturalisation in Ireland It can or whether there are any restrictions in this area? There are. See the Irish government's page Becoming an ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

Based on Irish law, specifically the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, can I live abroad after naturalizing as an Irish citizen and retain my citizenship just by filling that form? Yes, ...
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Could vigilante anti paedophile sting operations actually result in a conviction?

It is not entrapment because entrapment must be done by officers of the State (police usually). A member of the public inducing another to commit a crime is not entrapment and not a defense to having ...
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Left item in an Airbnb, host no longer available. Responsibility lies with owner, host or Airbnb?

My friend should have taken his property with him, but presumably the host can't just keep it, especially after reaching out to them? Correct. However, the host does not have to do anything to ...
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Do child support payments apply in the case of a paid sexual encounter?

In the UK, the law applicable to liability for child maintenance does not restrict it to children conceived in 'normal', conventional, or ongoing relationships. A biological parent has specific legal ...
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Employee intimidation

Not very nice of the employer, actually quite cowardly. Being not nice and cowardly is not against the law. Being in the EU, and having been employed for ten years, the company will have duties to ...
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Is a "Cash Price" sign legal in the UK (and Republic of Ireland)

This is an incomplete answer, but regardless of the state of statutory law in the U.K. and Ireland, most credit card providers, as part of their merchant agreements authorizing a merchant to accept ...
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Do contracts require pages or clauses numbered?

I do not believe that there is any requirement to number clauses, paragraphs, or pages, and I have certainly seen contracts where none of these are numbered. It is a common practice to number ...
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3 Months Probation extended for another 3 months but new contract states that no previous employment counts as part of continuous period of employment

I would recommend talking to an adult person in HR. I'm quite sure they will notice that what your manager wants to do is more than dodgy, and doing something dodgy may be in the interest of your ...
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Can my employer take money from my wages?

The answer seems fairly simple. ANY item not belonging in the room and NOT found in a waste receptacle must be brought to management and logged. i.e. if the hotel guest threw a crumpled scrap of ...
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Is the Belfast Agreement a treaty?

Yes, it’s a treaty It’s a treaty between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which both countries have given force to in domestic law. It is also an ...
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Is there a site that lists all EU members' Statutory Instruments for specific laws (like MLD4, UCITS etc.)

Each directives page on eur-lex has a "national transposition" page. For example, directive 2009/65/EC, concerning UCITS, is available at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex:...
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Ireland case outcome?

I cannot find any relevant judgements from June 2007 that were published by the Irish High Court using the judgement finder. However, over 50 similar cases were issued at the High Court regarding this ...
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Can you request a potential additional payment at own discretion?

Not as such. As the contract author, you must clearly and specifically identify risks that you want to other party to accept. Your whims i.e. "our own discretion" are not a clearly ...
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Do child support payments apply in the case of a paid sexual encounter?

Child maintenance is not meant for the mother, it is meant for the child. The fact that you are the father of the child implies that you are responsible for some of the cost of raising the child. It ...
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