Category Archives: Law

Crime Prevention in Bolivia

On my hike to Chacaltaya, I came across a remote and deserted village in the mountains. The doors of the partially decaying houses are open, but none of them contains anything of use for me. One door is adorned with … Continue reading

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The age of sexual consent in Germany

Besides the FAQ on my blog, my AllExperts profile is one of the best sources on German law for English speakers, with over 1,000 answered questions already. Sometimes, even I get a question that I haven’t had before and which … Continue reading

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Advice on litigating a child custody case in Germany

On AllExperts, I received this question about child custody in Germany and some related matters: Hello, I am an American living abroad in Germany. 5 months ago I married an Estonian man and gave birth to our daughter. Due to a … Continue reading

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The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

This is something for my fellow international public law nerds. Q: When does the Vienna Convention of Consular Relations make front-page headlines? A: When there is a petty argument between Bolivia and Chile about the flag in front of the … Continue reading

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No liability for intergalactic struggle

When I do legal translations, I often wonder if anyone will ever read all the terms and conditions and privacy policies that I translate. Probably not. Even I as a lawyer don’t read them very often. That brings up the … Continue reading

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Pardon me!

When laws change, people who were once convicted as criminals are (sometimes) pardoned. We often find that just and necessary, like in the case of those convicted of homosexual acts when this was still a crime (which isn’t all that … Continue reading

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Maritime Law with Cats

When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would never stoop as low as other blogs who use photos of cats to surreptitiously obtain their readers’ affection. But now I have come across a historical source of law … Continue reading

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