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Civil Congress




The Civil Congress of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators is an assembly that has the ability to affect the region's social climate. It was conceptualised as early as 2017 but was not brought into effect until 1st February 2019, under the Civil Congress Act 2019.

In May 2019, in reaction to the chairmanship of Udutai Choban, a series of political parties were created, introducing the previously foreign concept of factionalism to the Confederation. This was followed by several reforms to the Civil Congress Act, implemented by Choban, the most significant of which requires nations to register their Representative to the Civil Congress with the Office of the Overseer in order to validate that nation's vote.


CONGRESS DOCUMENTS


ENROL TO VOTE


CIVIL CONGRESS ACT
IMPLEMENTED 1st FEBRUARY 2019


I. PREAMBLE

Imperial Law, until now, has outlined a "social assembly", a body whose title implies some level of regional interaction, but has made no provision for what this actually is. The Supreme Council hereby unveils this new initiative: a voting body (legal under 8. [Imperial Law]) that has the ability to define the Confederation's social scene without interfering politically. It is hoped that such a body will further unify the region as well as provide non-governmental nations with interactive opportunities and further incentivise nations to join the World Assembly.


II. OPERATIONS OF THE CIVIL CONGRESS

  1. The Civil Congress votes categorically on Motions. A Motion requires an absolute majority (i.e. more than 50%) to pass. A Motion that achieves an equal number of votes is considered defeated.

  2. A Motion (save a Motion to: Elect Congress Chairman) runs for four days.

  3. A Motion can be put to the Civil Congress at any time by and only by the Congress Chairman. any Representative to the Civil Congress (see IV.ii), including the Congress Chairman. All Motions must be approved by the Congress Chairman before they can be put to vote.

  4. The Civil Congress may only conduct one Motion at once.

  5. The Civil Congress requires no justification for the Motions it conducts.

  6. A Motion does not automatically but may incur consequent action. For example, the Supreme Judiciary may call upon the outcomes of Motions as evidence during Inquisitional Hearings.

  7. A Motion will be instantly vetoed by a letter signed by 51% of the Civil Congress and stating a reason approved by the Overseer of the People.


III. MOTIONS OF THE CIVIL CONGRESS

  1. The Civil Congress may move the following:

    1. Express Censure against the Nation <Subject Nation>

      This Motion formally blacklists the target nation by the Civil Congress.

    2. Recommend the Honourable Nation <Subject Nation>

      This Motion formally praises the target nation by the Civil Congress.

    3. Donate Funds to Imperial Treasury

      This Motion offers a designated monetary sum to the Imperial Treasury, for distribution and use by the Supreme Council. The quantity of this donation is proposed prior to vote by the Congress Chairman. the Representatives to the Civil Congress. If passed, member nations must provide a stated sum or percentage of monetary funds to achieve the initially specified donation.

    4. Expel the Nation <Subject Nation> from the Civil Congress

      This Motion formally discounts the future votes of the target nation in the Civil Congress. This Motion can only be held against World Assembly nations within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.

    5. Sanction Endorsement of the Nation <Subject Nation>

      This Motion formally places an endorsement embargo on the target nation. This Motion can only be held against World Assembly nations within the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.

    6. Elect Congress Chairman

      This Motion formally moves to elect a new Congress Chairman.

    7. Impeach Congress Chairman

      This Motion formally attempts to depose the Congress Chairman of the Civil Congress. This Motion can only be triggered after a letter of demands signed by 51% of the Civil Congress has been issued to the Overseer of the People.

    8. <Supplementary Motions>

      This Motion is unique from the aforementioned, and is determined by the prerogative of the Congress Chairman and any Representative to the Civil Congress. This Motion cannot in any way interfere with Imperial Law.

    9. Repeal Previous Motion

      This Motion formally overturns passed Motions.

  2. All Motions shall be titled accordingly: "Motion to [Motion]".

  3. All Motions will follow a consecutive dating system: "#CC1, #CC2, etc."


IV. ELIGIBILITY
  1. World Assembly nations of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators are eligible to partake in the Civil Congress.

  2. All participating nations must elect a Representative to the Civil Congress, whose duties may include the actual submission of votes, Motions and the representation of national interests.

  3. All nations of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators can be targeted as subject nations of Motions (subject to the outlined exceptions; see III.i.d-e).

  4. Similarly, all nations without the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators can be targeted as subject nations of Motions (subject to the outlined exceptions; see III.i.d-e).


V. CONGRESS CHAIRMAN
  1. The Congress Chairman is a member of the Civil Congress that serves to head the Civil Congress, calling motions as they see fit.

  2. The Congress Chairman is not a member of the Supreme Council.

  3. The Congress Chairman is elected every four months by the Civil Congress. The election lasts a period of five days. The Congress Chairman requires an absolute majority of votes to be elected on the first ballot. If no candidate has an absolute majority, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a second run-off election that also runs for five days and requires an absolute majority.

  4. The Congress Chairman is not limited by a maximum number of terms and may hold his/her office for an indefinite period.

  5. The Congress Chairman may be impeached by the Supreme Council for reasons determined by the Supreme Council. Similarly, the Congress Chairman may be impeached by way of mass discontent amongst the Civil Congress (see III.i.g). Upon impeachment, the successor's election is immediately triggered.

  6. Alternatively, the Supreme Council reserves the right to manually appoint an Congress Chairman without way of an election.

  7. The Congress Chairman is answerable to the Supreme Council but should endeavour to conduct the affairs of the Civil Congress otherwise independently.

  8. The Chairman of the Civil Congress is licensed to amend, expand and redact the Civil Congress Act 2019, with said amendments, expansions and reductions verified by the Supreme Council.


V. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OVERSEER OF THE PEOPLE CONCERNING THE CIVIL CONGRESS
  1. The Overseer of the People will keep a detailed and aesthetic record of both passed and defeated motions of the Civil Congress.

  2. Furthermore, the Overseer of the People will keep a record of the incumbent Congress Chairman and his/her predecessors.

  3. The Overseer of the People will organise and advertise the regular elections of the Congress Chairman.

Signed:

    Heelain Curronfold (ShrewLlamaLand)
    Chancellor of the Supreme Judiciary
    on behalf of
    SUPREME COUNCIL
    CONFEDERATION OF CORRUPT DICTATORS


Authorised for public distribution by:
Chancellor's Office, Supreme Judiciary, Confedereichstag II
Last amended 13 October 2019

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