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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

european-union Various EU countries have agreements on cross-border law enforcement. This may include joint patrols, with authority switching between the officers depending on which side of the ...
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Bellowing helicopters in the sky: insight and recourse

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority provides information about making noise complaints to the relevant airport. It also notes that your local planning authority can provide more information about ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

canadaturks-and-caicos-islands See the scenario adjudicated in R. v. Hape, 2007 SCC 26. The Supreme Court of Canada quoted a principle of international law from I. Brownlie, Principles of Public ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

No Law enforcement agencies generally cooperate with each other. This cooperation may be liaison, sharing data, on-the-ground assistance (particularly from more developed to less developed countries), ...
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Can a police officer be charged with despotism?

To the best of my knowledge, there is no crime under US law known as "despotism". However, many of the actions that might be called "despotism" are crimes, civil violations, or ...
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To what degree can Interpol agents take part in an international pursuit?

What agents? Contrary to the common idea due to frequent portrayals in popular media, Interpol is not a supranational law enforcement agency and has no agents with arresting powers. Instead, it is an ...
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If someone commits tax evasion, what organization will arrest them?

The IRS Criminal Investigation division is typically going to be the arresting agency, assuming that (1) the offense is treated as a criminal matter; (2) a warrant is actually issued; and (3) anyone ...
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Are there de minimis exceptions to "food waste" for trash collection?

De minimis only applies when you are actually dealing with the law, that is, someone ends up in court. I am unaware of any jurisdiction which makes it a crime to "mishandle" food waste. ...
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Can the council cut down a tree I plant on common land?

Can the council cut down a tree I plant on common land? Yes. When you plant a tree on common land, you are making a donation to the commons and the tree is no longer yours. The fact that it is common ...
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Does precedent support Florida School district local officials deciding public interest health decisions?

The relationship between a school board and the other state officials is purely a matter of state law. Generally speaking, a state can impose generally applicable regulations that govern public school ...
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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it?

First, to be clear, this is almost never a state level limitation. To the extent that the link in the question implies otherwise, it is incorrect. Instead, local governments, typically a municipality ...
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Is it legal for a US city to create its own currency?

No, they can't require it to be accepted. Nonetheless many such currencies have been created. There are many community currencies operating now or in the past in the U.S. A list of just those in ...
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Is it legal for a US city to create its own currency?

No The first paragraph of Article 1 section 10 of the US constitution provides in relevant part: No State shall ... coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender ...
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Rhode Island and Connecticut

In New England, town governments have always been relatively strong, and county governments relatively weak. Traditionally New England counties only provided courts, jails, and sheriffs. They did not ...
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When is a place 'generally accessible'

Firstly, yours is not a valid argument. What is meant by "generally accessible" is public places like plazas, stretches of green by the road, parks, parking lots, etc. The definition is kind of a ...
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Given that you voluntarily turned the car over to the buyer, it isn't your car anymore. The correct procedure would be to file a civil case against the buyer for breach of contract, where he would ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

The principle you are looking for is "hot pursuit" and it is very limited It essentially holds that law enforcement in direct pursuit of suspects can, at times, cross international borders. ...
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A state line passing through an incorporated municipality?

are there other such cases in Canada, and if so, why? Lloydminster is partly in Alberta and partly in Saskatchewan. It is where people settled prior to the establishment of the provincial boundary at ...
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How to prepare for an interview under caution?

TL;DR: They are probably trying to scare you into an interview that leaves you without legal advice. You are under no obligation to attend the interview. I understand that this answer may have come ...
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Social Services - Legal Jurisdiction of Child Abroad

Yes Anyone present in the U.K. Is subject to the laws of the U.K.
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Can State/City bar US Federal LEO from certain locations?

It is dubious that this statement has any legal standing. The city comptroller promulgates immigrant-rights information which says the predictable things about the right to remain silent, asking if ...
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Are community college instructors and students liable to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX laws as universities in the United States of America?

The primary question is who is liable for any discriminatory acts. The institution is clearly liable, but the individual instructor is not liable. The burden of compliance falls on the institution, ...
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Are community college instructors and students liable to the same anti-discrimination, Title IX laws as universities in the United States of America?

Title IX Applies. So does Title VI The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has issued a Title IX Legal Manual. This reads in the section Scope of Coverage: Title IX prohibits, with certain exceptions, ...
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How to compel small town government to take action when critical infrastructure (sewers) fail?

do towns, by law, need to maintain (somewhere? even at the county level perhaps) maps of where the sewers run or which direction they run in? Sometimes it would be recorded in a plat or easement in ...
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Is there such a thing as specific agents/officers legally pursuing international criminals across borders?

Nearly everything about law enforcement in the State of the Vatican City is handled as if it the latter were part of the Republic of Italy. If you get caught stealing someone's wallet in St. Peter's ...
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A state line passing through an incorporated municipality?

united-states There are several such cities in the United States. College Corner between Ohio and Indiana is such a case - I grew up a few miles away from it. In all the cases that I've seen, there is ...
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Is there any statutory timeframe for how long one may be forced to wait for a Care Act 2014 need assessment?

The legal basis for damages would stem from the local authority's duties under Part VII of the Homeless Act 1996, common law duties of care, and obligations under Article 8 of the European Convention ...
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