Carta Concordiarum ∆ternarum Trium Coronarum
We, the undersigned, under the witness of God and with the weight of our forebears resting on our shoulders, Acknowledging the diverse ethnic, historical and religious backgrounds which come together to define our nations under their three crowns, Seeking only to supplement and support the sovereignty and independence of each signatory nation, and through bonds of mutual goodwill and cooperation to promote the interests of each, Do hereby pledge to uphold this charter, faithfully and to the utmost of our ability.
Acknowledging the diverse ethnic, historical and religious backgrounds which come together to define our nations under their three crowns,
Seeking only to supplement and support the sovereignty and independence of each signatory nation, and through bonds of mutual goodwill and cooperation to promote the interests of each,
Do hereby pledge to uphold this charter, faithfully and to the utmost of our ability.
On the Operation of the Concordat
The signatory nations to the Concordat shall be the Most Catholic Empire of Maltropia, the United Realms of the Imperial Crown of Romberg and the Royal-Ducal Lands of Hohenstein and the Kingdom of Nikolia.
English shall be the official working language of the Concordat.
All final documents produced in the name of these accords shall be issued in Latin, English, Irish, Serbian, Polish, Rombergian, German and Russian, with the Latin version to assume precedence above all others.
Paper versions and digitally encrypted copies of the above, in each signatory nationís national languages as well as in Latin and English, shall be kept in a secure location by each nation.
Amendments to these accords shall only be enacted should they be granted the assent of each signatory nationís reigning monarch and passed by the necessary legislatures.
Unilateral withdrawal from these accords by any signatory shall not be possible. Rather, their dissolution shall only be provided by the assent of the reigning monarchs of all signatory nations and by a supermajority of at least two consecutive parliament sessions of each signatory nation.
Should the government of any party to these accords be overthrown, or should the monarchical system native to that country be replaced by any other system, the operation of these accords shall be suspended, with their future operation and the place of that party dependent on a meeting of the two remaining parties.
The annual meeting of the reigning monarchs of the members of the Concordat, or of their officially approved representatives, shall be held every year, the location of which shall be decided on a rotational basis of nation, and then determined by the government of each nation.
Under the authority of the the monarch of each signatory state, additional meetings of Concordat members may be called for at any time, provided that at least 2 weeksí notice is given and that no outstanding additional meetings are already scheduled.
On Business and Trade
Trade barriers shall be lowered or abolished whensoever or wherever possible.
Trade disputes shall be settled through dialogue and mutual agreement.
Signatories shall retain the right to bar firms from operating within their sovereign territory if they fail to comply with national business standards or other existing legislation.
The Nationstates Standard Dollar (NSD) shall be the common monetary benchmark for all financial dealings among signatory nations of the Concordat.
Where deemed necessary for the continued well-being of a signatory nation in time of crisis, other signatories shall be obliged to provide appropriate relief efforts.
On Dynastic and Cultural Relations
Each new monarch of a signatory nation shall reaffirm his or her nationís continued adherance to the Concordat upon accession to the throne.
All nobles of the same rank shall be considered as such in other nations of the Concordat, with this to apply also to their eligibility in weddings and such occasions and ties.
Due to the elective nature of the United Realms of the Imperial Crown of Romberg and the Royal-Ducal Lands of Hohenstein, the hereditary representative of the nation shall be the Prince of Hohenstein, and all non-hereditary nobles shall be counted one step lower.
An atmosphere of understanding and tolerance shall be used to approach religious and cultural differences.
All educational and vocational qualifications shall be mutually recognised.
Academic collaboration shall be encouraged by all parties.
On Diplomacy and Security
Signatories shall be expected to reinforce in solidarity the diplomatic actions undertaken by one signatory:
in respect of sanctions imposed thereon;
in the context of international agreements to which all signatories are party.
An area of reduced travel barriers with mutual recognition and use of biometric identity documents shall be established and maintained
All personal documents of the citizens of the member nations shall be recognised by the authorities of signatory nations of the Concordat.
Intelligence shall be shared between law enforcement agencies provided that said information does not affect the national security of member nations.
A citizen of the Concordat, should he or she be suspected of a crime, shall be tried in his or her country of origin unless said crime is not accounted for in the personís country of origin, in which case the nation where the crime is committed shall try the person. Non-Concordat citizens shall be tried in the signatory nation where his or her most severe crime was committed.
Signatory nations have an obligation to detain and prepare for trial persons wanted by other signatory nations pursuant to the clause above.
On Mutual Defence
Military assistance shall be provided to the best of each signatory nation's capability should another signatory request it for the alleviation of wartime distress within their nation, conditional on fulfilling the clauses which follow.
Under no circumstance should nations signatory to the Concordat conduct military operations against other signatory nations.
This does not forbid or in any way hinder military operations carried out by a signatory against non-signatory nations.
Signatory nations shall pledge to only deploy their military forces should diplomatic and economic measures to prevent it fail. Military action should always be a last resort.
Signatory nations shall pledge to only deploy their military forces to defend peace, prosperity and freedom, and not in aggression or retribution should the situation demand the use of military force.
All parties shall be expected to adhere to the standard rules and conventions on wartime conduct outlined by the World Assembly and other such relevant bodies.
The use of weapons of mass destruction shall be bound by existing conventions on war and prohibited except as last resort.
King Aleksandar II of Nikolia
King Brendan of Maltropia
Kaiser-KŲnig Johann VI of Romberg and Hohenstein