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Why are Russian combatants in Ukraine considered soldiers rather than terrorists?

The third Geneva convention says in its second article (emphasis added): the present Convention shall apply to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or ...
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Is this laundering money?

united-states Under U.S. law in almost every U.S. jurisdiction this would be illegal conduct. Arnie would be a co-conspirator with Bob in money laundering and in embezzlement of government funds. ...
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Would it be legal for foreign volunteers to fight in Ukraine?

It’s legal under Ukrainian law for foreign nationals to join their defense forces Indeed, this is so common it may be considered the default position internationally: the US, UK, France, and Australia ...
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Have I to specify the sentence and paragraph when referring to the law?

In most countries, there is a standard format for citations. The guiding principle behind these is to make it easy to verify the law says what you claim it says. So you only need to give information ...
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Is this laundering money?

Bob and Arnie both hang, for conspiracy, Arnie for bribery and Bob for misuse of public funds. See, there's a right way to do that transaction and they didn't do it. Bob is required to have a paper ...
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How do war survivors claim damages?

Currently, there is no recourse The Russian state is sovereign. This means the Russian government has to tell the Russian courts that they allow people to sue Russia for specific, enumerated things. ...
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Is this laundering money?

This is embezzlement, bribery, fraud, and kickbacks, but it doesn't satisfy many definitions of money laundering. According to the United States Department of the Treasury, Money laundering is the ...
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Is it no longer possible for US universities to specifically support Ukrainians in admissions after SCOTUS ruling?

Is it no longer possible for US universities to specifically support Ukrainians in admissions after SCOTUS ruling? It is probably still possible to do so. Basically, support for Ukrainians, right now,...
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Would it be legal for an American to hack Russian military infrastructure to aid Ukraine?

It's illegal. 18 USC 1030, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, makes it illegal to, for instance, "intentionally access a protected computer without authorization, and as a result of such conduct, ...
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When is a war not illegal?

Legality vs. illegality is determined by the specific jurisdiction. Almost every nation can legally declare war, except Japan due to Art 9 of the Japanese Constitution (there is a "work-around&...
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When is a war not illegal?

I figured, any war would be illegal, since an attack on a sovereign nation seems to me the opposite of a legal action. Strictly speaking, the very notion of legality only makes sense within the ...
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Vodafone offering lifetime free unlimited talk text and data to Ukrainian refugees - unlawful discrimination?

No Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 allows "proportionate means" to "overcome or minimise ... disadvantage". This is why charitable acts targeted at a particular nationality, ...
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Is gidazepam considered legal in Ukraine?

Yes, in Ukraine, it is legal for doctors to prescribe it, for pharmacies to sell it if prescribed, and for patients to buy it. It is registered with the State Register of Medicines of Ukraine. I’ve ...
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Can you avoid military service in Ukraine when you are studying at an university?

Yes. According to Ukraine Law #2232, a.17-18 (Ukrainian version,English version(paywalled)), if one pursues a scientific career (i.e. aims to achieve a doctorate) - university students get their ...
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Would it be illegal outside of Russia to do mess with and troll their government and officials?

Presumably, many of the activities you describe ("draining their bank accounts") would come under the definition of fraud. Some countries are dragging their feet when it comes to the ...
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How do war survivors claim damages?

Assuming your condition that Ukrainians prevail in this conflict, some kind of peace agreement will be signed. This agreement may include that is called reparations - the compensation for the war ...
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Can a Ukranian court change a hearing date without the accused being present?

The parties have an ‘advocate’ When the court communicates with the advocate, it’s communicating with the parties - the advocate is the parties’ agent.
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Is a resistance poisoning food a breach of the chemical weapons convention?

The stated facts for the questions Private Citizen of one country living in an area occupied by another country (Following: Occupied People) leave items that used to be food but are no longer after ...
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Questions about details of the UK plan to seize property of Russian Oligarchs

Q1: The determination of eligibility is a political and diplomatic decision, not a legal one based upon evidence presented in an adversarial proceeding (which is the norm in matters of international ...
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Can a Ukranian court change a hearing date without the accused being present?

Can the court just change the date without accused being present? Yes. Is there something goofy going on in here or is this normal in Ukraine? This is not goofy or suspicious. This has become ...
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Have I to specify the sentence and paragraph when referring to the law?

You could come across such citation and it would be appropriate. Translation choices for Ukrainian legal citations depend on the target audience, an inhouse style, and personal preference, so it ...
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