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The Concordat of Anteria - Repealed


Preamble

The Nations of the Region of Anteria hereby establish this Concordat with the purpose of ensuring Regional stability and prosperity, and to uphold the Rights of the individual member Nations with respect to the individual Leaders of the said Nations, and the Sovereign Statutes thereof.

Article I

Section 1
There shall be a Regional Government, the body of which shall be known as the Ministry of Anteria, whose purpose is to uphold the Rights of the Nations of Anteria; to enforce the Laws set forth by this Concordat, which shall be the highest Law of the Region; and to stimulate Regional Development through the creation and administration of realistic roleplay which shall coincide with the Lore of Anteria as defined in Article I, Section 7 of this Concordat.

Section 2
Within the Ministry there shall be several permanent Offices, whose titles and roles are defined here as such:

The Office of the Founder shall be held by Zhengan, and the said Nation shall be operated by the Regional Founders. The duties of the Founder shall be limited to those actions which are necessary to maintain and promote Regional stability, prosperity, and the Rights of the Nations of Anteria. In such an instance where one or more of these duties may be compromised, the Founder may declare a State of Emergency within the Region of Anteria. When a State of Emergency has been declared, the Founder shall assume absolute executive and legislative power over the Region of Anteria, and the Region of Anteria shall be placed under password protection in the interest of Regional security. Once the event which gave cause to the declaration of the said State of Emergency has concluded or otherwise been resolved, the State of Emergency shall come to an end, the password lock on the Region of Anteria shall be lifted, and the Ministry of Anteria shall resume their normal duties.

The Office of Minister shall be held by a single Nation which shall be the Primary Nation of the Person who operates the said Nation, who shall come to occupy the said Office by means of election. The duties of the Minister shall be to stimulate Regional Development as defined in Article I, Section 1 of this Concordat; and to write new Regional Laws which shall serve to benefit the Region by means of improving stability, prosperity, or the stimulation of Regional Development. Any and all Laws which shall be written by the Minister shall be reviewed and approved by the Chief Justice in order to be ratified as Regional Law. The Minister may declare a State of Emergency with the approval of the Chief Justice, where the Founder shall be empowered to address the challenges which face the Region of Anteria.

The Office of Deputy Minister shall be held by a single Nation which shall be the Primary Nation of the Person who operates the said Nation, who shall be appointed to the said Office by the Minister. The duties of the Deputy Minister shall be to aid the Minister in their duties through Regional Development and the creation of Regional Laws.

The Office of the World Assembly Delegate shall be held by a single Nation which shall be the Primary Nation of the Person who operates the said Nation, and which is also a Member Nation in the NationStates World Assembly. The World Assembly Delegate shall be appointed by the Minister to perform their duties, which shall include the representation of the Region of Anteria within the World Assembly, and the Interregional Community. In order to coincide with NationStates game mechanics, the World Assembly Delegate shall be Endorsed by all Nations of Anteria who are members of the NationStates World Assembly. Should such an instance occur where the World Assembly Delegate shall be removed from their Office due to a lack of the necessary Endorsements, or because another Nation within the Region of Anteria had received the required number of Endorsements to enter the said Office without explicit appointment by the Minister, the Minister may, with the approval of the Chief Justice, declare a State of Imperfectus, which shall be a State of Emergency in which the Founder may assume direct executive control over the Region of Anteria, although such shall not be necessary if the State of Imperfectus may be resolved in a timely manner and in which the stability of the Region may be maintained.

The Office of the Chief Justice shall be held by a single Nation which shall be the Primary Nation of the Person who operates the said Nation. The duties of the Chief Justice shall be to interpret and uphold the Laws and Rights set forth in this Concordat, and to create new Regional Laws where appropriate and necessary, and in accordance with the Laws and Rights set forth in this Concordat. The Chief Justice shall serve in their Office for life, or until that Nation resigns from the Office, is removed from the Office due to a violation of the Laws and Rights set forth in this Concordat or other Regional Laws, or until otherwise incapacitated and, therefore, unable to perform their duties. The Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Minister where appropriate. The Chief Justice may, with the approval of the Minister, declare a State of Emergency, where the Founder shall be empowered to address the challenges which face the Region of Anteria. Under normal election circumstances, the Chief Justice shall not retain the right to submit a Vote to the Regional Poll. The Chief Justice shall remain objective and unbiased in all matters of Regional Law to ensure the pure enforcement of Regional Law and defense of the Rights of the Nations of Anteria.

Section 3
A single Nation which shall be the Primary Nation of the Person who operates the said Nation shall be elected to the Office of Minister by means of a Regional Poll, which shall occur on the last day of the current Administrative Term and be open to the submission of Votes for twenty-four hours. An Administrative Term shall be defined here as a period of three consecutive months, which shall begin with the end of the Regional Poll which results in the election of a Nation to the Office of Minister for the following Administrative Term, and end with the start of a new consecutive Administrative Term. In the case of runoff elections or other delays to the election process an Administrative Term may become longer or shorter to accommodate.

In order to be elected to the Office of Minister, a Nation shall receive a proportion of the Votes in the said Regional Poll which shall exceed one-half. In such an instance where two or more Nations have been entered into the said Regional Poll as candidates for the Office of Minister and none of the candidates have received a proportion of the Votes in the said Regional Poll which shall exceed one-half, a runoff election shall be held which shall follow identical procedures to the aforementioned election by means of Regional Poll, however, the two candidates which had received the highest proportions in the aforementioned Regional Poll shall be the only two candidates who shall be entered into the runoff election. In such an instance where two candidates have been entered into an election, and both receive a proportion of the Votes in the said Regional Poll equal to one-half, the Chief Justice shall decide the victor of the election.

In each Regional Poll which acts as the means of election for a Nation to enter the Office of Minister, each Person who operates a Primary Nation within the Region of Anteria shall have one vote, save for the Chief Justice, of which the Person who operates the Nation in that Office shall not retain the right to vote in Regional Polls which act as the means of an election. Puppet Nations shall not acquire nor be granted the right to vote in Regional Polls which act as the means of an election. In such an instance that the validity of a Vote should come into question, the Chief Justice shall consult the Regional Database of Persons and Nations to confirm the validity of the said Vote. In the event that one or more invalid Votes may be confirmed, the Chief Justice shall immediately conduct a Trial which shall decide the severity of the charge of Voter Fraud which shall be set forth against the Person who had submitted the said invalid Vote or Votes.

Section 4
The Minister of the Ministry of Anteria shall retain the right to appoint and dismiss a Nation to an Office as they see fit, save for the Office of the Founder and the Office of the Chief Justice, where applicable. As such, the Minister shall retain the right to appoint and dismiss a Nation to the Offices of Deputy Minister, World Assembly Delegate, and any and all other Offices which may be created by the Minister for the purpose of upholding the Rights of the Nations of Anteria, maintaining the Regional stability and prosperity, or for the stimulation of Regional Development. Any and all duties assigned to a non-permanent Office which had been created by a Minister shall abide by the Regional Laws set forth in this Concordat. In the instance that an Office or its duties are found to be in violation of the Rights of the Nations of Anteria or of Regional Law, the Chief Justice shall conduct a Trial which shall decide the severity of the infringement upon the Rights of the Nations of Anteria or Regional Laws.

In such an instance where the Person appointed or elected to an Office has been found Guilty of infringement upon the Rights of the Nations of Anteria or Regional Laws, the Chief Justice shall conduct a Ruling which shall decide the severity of the said infringements, and may be removed or expelled from the Ministry and the Region either temporarily or permanently. In such an instance where the Person appointed to the Office of the Chief Justice has been accused of infringement upon the Rights of the Nations of Anteria or Regional Laws, the Founder shall conduct a Trial which shall decide the severity of the charge of High Treason which shall be set forth against the Person who had operated the Nation which was appointed to the Office of the Chief Justice, and may be removed or expelled from the Ministry and the Region either temporarily or permanently.

Section 5
The Regional Founders shall conduct within the first month of every Administrative Term a Regional Census, which shall document each Nation, Person, Primary Nation, and Puppet Nation within the Region of Anteria. The said Regional Census shall be archived into the Regional Database of Persons and Nations, which shall remain open and accessible to every Nation and Person within the Region of Anteria. The Regional Census shall be conducted by way of a Region-wide Telegram which shall ask that Nation to provide the following information: The full name of that Nation, the type of Government of that Nation, an Alias which shall be used to refer to the Person who operates a Primary Nation within the Region of Anteria, and the status of that Nation as a Primary Nation or a Puppet Nation within the Region of Anteria. Additionally, a Nation may not be recorded as both a Primary Nation and a Puppet Nation, and each Person may operate only a single Primary Nation at any one time.

In response to the Region-wide Telegram, each Nation shall be expected to respond fully and truthfully in the interest of Regional stability and security. In such an instance where a Person has been found Guilty of providing false information or otherwise falsifying the documentation or archives of the Regional Census, the Chief Justice shall conduct a Trial which shall decide the severity of the charges of Treason and Registry Fraud which shall be set forth against the Person who had been found Guilty of the said charges.

In clear terms, the definitions of Nation, Person, Primary Nation, and Puppet Nation shall be inscribed here:

Nation: An entity on NationStates which may be identified as a Country, Nation, State, or other such body which exists as a Member of the Region of Anteria on NationStates.
Person: The physical human who identifies as or has otherwise been proven to be the leader of one or more Nations within the Region of Anteria.
Primary Nation: A single Nation that is within the Region of Anteria such that the said Nation is the only Nation under the operation of the corresponding Person through which official Regional Votes and poll answers may be recognized.
Puppet Nation: A Nation under the operation of a Person that is within the Region of Anteria which is not the Primary Nation of the said Person.

Section 6
The Lore of Anteria shall be defined as that which concerns the Region of Anteria and every Nation within the Region. This shall include, but not be limited to, the Regional Map, specifications about the time period of the Region, existing and feasible technologies and feats within the Region, and the history of the planet of Anteria without regard to a specific Nation or groups of Nations. The Lore of Anteria shall be NationStates Dispatches which shall be publicly available to all Nations of Anteria. Addition of new Regional Lore, deletion of Regional Lore, or editing of existing Regional Lore must undergo unanimous approval of the Ministry in order to be legally recognized as the Lore of Anteria.

A Nation shall not be restricted in the creation of that Nationís own Lore, which may detail the History, Culture, and other such Facts regarding the said Nation, save for when the Lore of the said Nation shall not abide by the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat.

Any Nation within the Region of Anteria may propose or challenge the official Regional Lore if the said Nation is supported by at least two-fifths of the Nations of Anteria in their wish to challenge, amend, or propose additions to the Regional Lore. In such an instance where the required amount of support is attained, the Ministry shall conduct a Lore Hearing, during which any Nation within the Region of Anteria may present their proposed ideas for the alteration of the Regional Lore. Any and all changes made to the Regional Lore shall abide by the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat, and must receive unanimous approval from the Ministry of Anteria in order to become official.

Section 7
The Region of Anteria in itself shall maintain a state of perpetual sovereignty and no member of the Ministry, or any nation otherwise, shall subjugate the Region of Anteria to any outside nation, region, alliance, or other power.

Article II

Section 1
The Nations of Kilowatt, Prybourne, and Velnotia shall be referred to as the Regional Founders where applicable. The Regional Founders shall operate jointly the Nation of Zhengan, the Nation which occupies the Office of the Founder. Actions performed by the Nation of Zhengan are done so on behalf of the Regional Founders, and shall abide by the Rights of the Nations of Anteria and Regional Laws.

Article III

Section 1
All Laws written which shall become Regional Law shall abide by the Rights of the Nations of Anteria and Regional Laws as set forth in this Concordat. The Office of the Chief Justice and the Office of Minister shall retain the right and the duty to write and enstate Regional Laws, which shall serve to uphold the Rights of the Nations of Anteria and promote Regional stability and prosperity, or for the advancement of Regional Development. In such an instance that the Minister would write a Law, the Chief Justice must approve of the said Law before it can become an official Regional Law.

Section 2
Any Nation within the Region of Anteria may write a Bill, which shall be provided in its entirety to the Ministry of Anteria for review. The Ministry shall Vote on the necessity, applicability, efficiency, and extent to which the proposed Bill would uphold the Rights of the Nations of Anteria and Regional Laws. In passing a unanimous vote from the Ministry to solidify the said Bill as Law, the process for which shall be made publicly accessible in its entirety to all Nations of Anteria, the Ministry shall then conduct a Regional Poll which shall be ongoing for twenty-four hours to decide finally whether or not the said Bill shall become Regional Law. If the said Bill should receive a proportion greater than one-half in favor of its passage, the Bill shall become Regional Law, and a Regional Dispatch shall be written by the Minister or the Chief Justice to document the said Law openly for all Nations of the Region of Anteria.

Section 3
Any Nation within the Region of Anteria may challenge a Regional Law or propose amendment to that Law if the said Nation is supported by at least one-half of the Nations of Anteria in their wish to challenge or amend the said Law. In such an instance where the required amount of support is attained, the Chief Justice shall conduct an Amendment Hearing for the said Law, during which any Nation within the Region of Anteria may propose their ideas for the abolishment or amendment of the concerned Law, and where the Chief Justice shall retain the right, as in all other matters of Regional Law, to pass final judgement and interpretation of the abolishment or amendments to be enacted upon the said Law.

Any Nation within the Region of Anteria may propose amendment to this Concordat if the said Nation is supported by at least two-thirds of the Nations of Anteria in their proposition for amendment. In such an instance where the required amount of support is attained, the Chief Justice shall conduct a Concordat Hearing, during which any Nation within the Region of Anteria may propose their ideas for amendment of the Concordat, and where the Chief Justice and the Regional Founders shall hold the right to pass final judgement and interpretation of the amendments to be enacted upon this Concordat.

Section 4
It shall be recognized by all Entities within the Region of Anteria that this Concordat shall apply in its entirety and serve as the highest Law of the Region of Anteria and in all instances where the Ministry of Anteria shall hold authority, including, but not limited to, the Region of Anteria on NationStates, NationStates forum posts which concern the Region of Anteria, and all other means of external communications where the Ministry of Anteria shall operate.

Article IV

Section 1
In such an instance where the Chief Justice shall hold a Trial as a result of a violation of the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat, or the same for any other Regional Law, Statute, or otherwise, the said Trial shall be conducted within a NationStates forum thread, or within some other external communications application where the Ministry of Anteria shall act as the administration of the said external communications application.

Section 2
The final interpretation of Regional Law and the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat, as well as all other Regional Laws, shall be the duty of the Chief Justice alone, who shall enact Rulings which shall coincide with the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat.

The Chief Justice shall conduct all Trials, Amendment or Concordat Hearings, and other such public or private interpretations of Regional Law, save for in such an instance where the Chief Justice shall not be physically able or legally prohibited from doing so, in which case, the Founder shall hold authority over the said public or private interpretation of Regional Law.

Section 3
A Ruling made by the Chief Justice shall be enacted at the time which the said Ruling had been posted, and shall become Regional Law upon its enactment. It shall thus be the duty of the Chief Justice and the Ministry of Anteria to ensure that the text of all Rulings, in their entirety, shall be posted to the Regional Message Board of Anteria on NationStates, as well as to all external communications applications, within twenty-four hours of the enactment of the said Ruling. It shall also be the duty of the Chief Justice and the Ministry of Anteria, upon the enactment of the said Ruling, to uphold that Ruling. A Ruling shall overwrite any and all conflicting Regional Laws in the form of Amendments to the said Laws which are concerned, and this process shall not require an Amendment Hearing to be conducted. The said Ruling which shall cause one or several Amendments to Regional Law shall be enacted immediately. In such an instance where a Ruling may contradict or otherwise oppose the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat, the Founder shall conduct a Concordat pro Regimen Hearing, in which the Founder shall decide if the said Ruling shall be necessary as it had been originally written by the Chief Justice, or if the said Ruling must be amended before it may be enacted, or if the said Ruling must be discarded.

Section 4
Trials which shall be conducted to interpret a violation of Regional Law by a Nation may be appealed for a new Hearing if a Primary Nation should provide significant evidence that shall alter the Ruling which had resulted from the previous Trial, the interpretation of which shall be the duty of the Chief Justice, whom shall also conduct the new Hearing of the said Trial.

Article V

All Persons who operate Nations within the Region of Anteria shall reserve these unalienable Rights,

One, all Persons within the Region of Anteria shall retain the Right to freedom of speech within the Region, unless the Person has uttered speech which is directly and unnecessarily hateful, discriminatory, or otherwise deeply offensive toward another Person within the Region of Anteria.

Two, all Nations within the Region of Anteria shall not be restricted to any type or form of Government, and all forms of Government shall be lawful to conduct.

Three, All Nations within the Region of Anteria shall retain a sovereign Right to their National Laws, and there shall be no Law created by the Founder, the Ministry, nor the Chief Justice which shall require a Nation to violate its own National Laws, unless those National Laws shall result in a violation of the Rights and Laws set forth in this Concordat or another Regional Law.

Four, any Nation within the Region of Anteria may Rightfully refuse a declaration of war from another Nation, unless the said Nation has provoked the said declaration of war.

Five, all Persons and Nations within the Region of Anteria shall be guaranteed the Right to a fair Trial, where the Chief Justice or Founder who shall conduct the said Trial shall remain objective and unbiased, and the concerned Nation(s) shall not be required in any instance to incriminate themselves or others in a Trial, but shall be required to answer truthfully and to the extent of their knowledge in a Trial.

Article VI

Section 1
The Symbols of the Region of Anteria shall consist of any and all flags, coats of arms, insignias, logos, or any other Symbol which may be used to identify the Region of Anteria and is recognized by the Ministry of Anteria.

Section 2
The Symbols of the Region of Anteria shall not be used by any Nation nor any other Region, unless the said Nation or Region has received explicit consent from the Founder of Anteria to use the said Symbols of the Region of Anteria.

Section 3
The Symbols of the Region of Anteria shall be subject to change at the discretion of the Founder of Anteria.

Section 4
Within the Region of Anteria, no Person nor Nation may utilize the Symbols of another Nation or Person, following the definition of such Symbols found in Article VI, Section 1 of this Concordat but applied to Nations in place of the Region of Anteria, unless the concerned Person or Nation has given explicit consent to such.

Article VII

Amendment I

Section 1

In the event that any member of the Ministry does not perform their duties, becomes absent without notice for more than a period of thirty consecutive days, abuses their power, or is deemed unworthy by the Chief Justice in accordance to the Concordat shall be subject to removal of power.

Should the Chief Justice decide in accordance to his duties as prescribed by the Concordat, or otherwise be called to action by the Ministry, they shall conduct a trial in accordance with Article IV of this Concordat at their earliest convenience. If the member of the ministry is found to be absent, incompetent, or abusive of their charged duties, the removal of office shall be carried out immediately by the founder of the region and the said office will be considered open for new appointment thereafter.

Section 2

Should the members of the Ministry decide that the elected Minister of the Ministry of Anteria is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, perhaps because they are inadequate in some aspect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel detrimental, they may initiate a Vote of No Confidence against the Minister.

A Vote of No Confidence proposal shall be brought to the Founders or Chief Justice by a member of the Ministry and if at least half of the Ministry of Anteria submits such a proposal shall trigger a Vote of No Confidence against the Minister. The identities of the Ministry members who submit such a proposal will be deemed confidential and will not be released to any member of the region save for the Founders and Chief Justice.

When a Vote of No Confidence is called against against the Minister it shall trigger a regional poll, conducted by the Founders or Chief Justice, where members may vote whether they wish for the Minister to be removed from office which shall run for three consecutive days. Should the poll pass with a 2/3rd majority of participating voters with a minimum participation such that the Founders and Ministry must agree that the proportion of participation is representative of the Region as a whole, the Minister shall be immediately removed from office and the Deputy Minister shall Immediately assume the office of Minister. Should the poll fail, the Minister of Anteria shall maintain his respective duties and shall be immune from another Vote of No Confidence for at least ten days.

During this voting period the Minister shall not be allowed to dismiss regional officers or until ten days after the poll has concluded.

Should any member of the Ministry feel a fellow member of the Ministry no longer deemed fit to hold that position, they may submit a No Confidence proposal to the Founders or Chief Justice. Should a majority of Ministry members pass such a proposal, it shall be presented to the Minister who may choose to dismiss the Ministry member or he may choose to ignore it. The member of the ministry under question will then be immune from said proposal for ten consecutive days.

Should another proposal be brought against them again, the Minister must either dismiss the ministry member under scrutiny or a Regional poll shall be triggered, conducted by the Founders, for 24 hours, where members may vote whether they wish for the member of the Ministry to be removed. Should the poll pass, the Minister shall dismiss the member or be found in violation of this Concordat. Should the poll fail, the member shall be immune for ten days and the actions stated above may be repeated after this time.

Due to the position of Chief Justice, should any member of the Ministry feel the Chief Justice is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, they may submit a No Confidence proposal to the Founders of Anteria. Should a majority of Ministry members submit such a proposal, the Chief Justice shall be put under review of the Founders alone. The founders shall then decide whether the Chief Justice has been inadequate or abusive within their responsibilities and shall be removed. The decision by the Founders must be unanimous in order to remove the Chief Justice from office. Should the position of Chief Justice be held by a founder, they shall be discluded from this decision.

Should the Founders decide against the Chief Justice, the Chief Justice shall be Immediately removed from office and barred from holding that position in the future. A new Chief Justice will then be appointed by the Founders at their earliest convenience; this shall override Article I, Section, paragraph six, which previously defined the appointment of the Chief Justice to be conducted by the Minister. In the event of a vacancy of the Chief Justice position, the responsibilities of the Chief Justice shall be temporary conducted by the Founders until a new Chief Justice is selected by the Founders. In the event the founders do not remove the Chief Justice, the Chief Justice shall be immune from said proposal for thirty consecutive days.

Section 3

In Case of the Removal of the Minister from Office, or their Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Deputy Minister as Acting Minister until a special election has taken place. In the instance where the Deputy Minister may otherwise refuse the post or possess the Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Powers and Duties of the said office shall devolve onto the World Assembly Delegate as Acting Minister until a special election has taken place. In the instance where the World Assembly Delegate may otherwise refuse the post or possess the Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Founders of Anteria may possess the ability to declare what Officer shall then act as Minister, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a Minister shall be elected.

In the instance where the Deputy Minister, the World Assembly Delegate, or any Officer declared as Acting Minister, the Acting Minister shall run an interim Ministry, where as they will not be required to name a Deputy Minister nor appoint offices unless deemed absolutely necessary for the continuation of operations of the Region of Anteria.

In the instance where the Minister has been removed, resigned, or possesses the inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said office and the Deputy Minister refuses the post, the Deputy Minister shall also be removed from office along with the Minister due to the insufficient post.

Section 4

In Case of the Removal of the Minister from Office, or their Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office within 60 days of their election, a writ of election should be called to instate a special election to fill the vacancy. This Writ of Election shall be issued by the Chief Justice and shall be carried out at the earliest convenience by the Founders of Anteria however it shall be no later than 30 days. The Minister-elect shall then assume the office of Minister the start of the next month after their election and the cycle, as observed by Article I, Section 3 of this Concordat, shall be in effect so that the incoming Minister may have a full, administrative term.

As written in this Concordat, the Regional Founders of the Region of Anteria and the Nations of the Region of Anteria have agreed that this Document shall govern the said Region as the absolute Law of Anteria and all entities which may fall under the administration and regulation of the Ministry of Anteria. Here on the tenth day of May, in the year two-thousand eighteen, whereof We, The Regional Founders of Anteria, have hereunto subscribed our Names,

The Grand Republic of Kilowatt
The Corporate Conglomerate of Prybourne
The Calmunist Spacecat Haven of Velnotia

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