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Past Refugia Revised Statute Referendums 2.0



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1. RRSR#1: A Clarification of Duties
2. RRSR#2: Amendment for Maintained Activity of Regional Officers
3. RRSR#3: Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication
4. RRSR#4: Guidelines for Elected World Assembly Delegate
5. RRSR#5: Definitions and Responsibilities of Regional Councillors
6. RRSR#6: Definitions and Responsibilities of Regional Councillors
7. RRSR#7: Councillor Terms and Election Protocol
8. RRSR#8: Refugia Electoral Standards, Process, and Eligibility Clerical Thesis
9. RRSR#9: Excessive Waiting Time Reform




RESOLVED. Where the current procedure to initiate a referendum regarding regular business matters of the region is unduly excessive as a proportion of the average lifespan of a human person and,

For the sake of reducing the time necessary to carry out this and other business, particularly in the season of elections,

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended in the following way to establish an individual procedure for questions regarding the diplomatic relations of the region towards others, which shall consume an allotment of time which is less than the present method:


- Excessive Waiting Time Reform -

RRS 6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

b. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relationships with them. To that end, the Councillor oversees the construction, maintenance, and withdrawal of embassies.

The Councillor shall:

  1. Maintain the relationships between Refugia and its allied regions.

  2. Appoint and dismiss Envoys, as the Councillor feels necessary, to aid in their duties.

  3. Publish a dispatch to the region which provides an informed opinion for the reason an embassy should be opened or closed.

  4. Initiate a four-day referendum among Member States, to determine if an embassy may be opened or closed. Such openings and closures may not occur without a referendum, and may not be acted upon contrary to the referendum.


Authored by Refuge Isle
Seconded by Sylh Alanor and Chacapoya


RRSR#9

Concluded 15/11/2020
For - 16
Against - 0
Abstain - 3


Preamble: This is a proposal to modify Refugia Regional Statute 9's outlining of regional elections. This amendment aims to codify previously implicit candidacy requirements for Councilor positions, clarify the two day candidacy period process, and limit the number of positions one nation may hold. Additionally, RRS 10 currently incorrectly references RRS 9 when it should be self-referential; this will be corrected. New and altered passages are in bold.

In the regional interest of equitable and transparent democracy, Refugia Revised Statutes 9 and 10 shall be replaced with the following:



9. Elections will consist of a two day candidacy period, followed by a five day voting period. On the eighth day, the results of the elections will be announced and, if applicable, the next ones will begin.

  1. Nations must qualify as Member States as defined in RRS 2 to be eligible for candidacy.

  2. The first two days of each electoral period will be a candidacy period. Any eligible nation as defined in RRS 9(a) may make a public declaration of intent during this time, and will subsequently appear on the ballot.

  3. Member States are prohibited from occupying more than one Council seat at any given time.

  4. Member States are prohibited from occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively.

  5. In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may act in that position's capacity, or appoint an individual who may serve in that position's capacity until the following election produces a regular appointment.

10. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:

  1. A list of grievances against the accused.

  2. Argument as to why these grievances should result in the removal of the accused prior to the next election.

If all requirements laid out in RRS 4(c), 10, 10(a), and 10(b) are met, the Arch-Administrator will call for a vote of “No Confidence” among the member states. If this vote passes by a simple majority, a new election will be called for that Council seat within the following five days. The previous seat holder can run again granted they qualify under circumstances detailed in RRS 8a.

Authored by: Junitaki-cho
Seconded by: Chacapoya


RRSR#8

Concluded 08/11/2020
For - 12
Against - 0
Abstain - 5


PREAMBLE. This document proposes updating and refining RRS 8 and RRS 9.

In the Regional interest of removing excessive stress from its Councillors, as well as maintaining as full a Council as possible, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended to the following:


- Terms and Election Protocol for Regional Councillors -

RRS 8. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:


Operations

Feb 1 - 7

Jun 1 - 7

Oct 1 - 7

Foreign Affairs

Feb 7 - 14

Jun 7 - 14

Oct 7 - 14

Culture

Feb 14 - 21

Jun 14 - 21

Oct 14 - 21

Interior

Feb 22 - 28

Jun 22 - 28

Oct 22 - 28


RRS 9. Elections will consist of a two day candidacy period, followed by a five day voting period. On the eighth day, the results of the elections will be announced and, if applicable, the next ones will begin.

  1. Member States are prohibited from occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively.

  2. In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may appoint an individual who may serve in that capacity until such time as the following election produces a regular appointment.

Authored by: Sylh Alanor
Seconded by: UwUsberg


RRSR#7

Concluded Oct. 7, 2020
For - 12
Against - 0
Abstain - 1


PREAMBLE. This document proposes updating and refining RRS 6 and RRS 8.

In the Regional interest of dismantling unnecessary hierarchies and sharing leadership, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended to the following:


- Definitions and Responsibilities of Regional Councillors -

RRS 6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

    a. The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the Region. The Arch-Administrator's responsibilities are defined as the appointment and dismissal of all positions that are fairly elected into office and maintaining records of significance. When the Arch-Administrator is the World Assembly Delegate to the Region, they shall cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States.

    b. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relations with them, as well as oversees construction, maintenance and withdrawal of embassies. The Councillor is expected to maintain correspondence and active ambassadors to those allied regions. Before opening or closing embassies, the Councillor will share their reasoning in a dispatch posted to the Region, then initiate a referendum pursuant to RRS. 4 to determine and follow the will of the Member States.

    c. The Councillor of Culture, whose responsibilities are defined as orchestrating cultural events and developing the identity of the Regional culture. The Councillor of Culture must develop a Regional Eco Report in fulfilling obligations stipulated by RRS 10. a) and b), which identifies ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established therein. Further, the Councillor of Culture must publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

    d. The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the Region, possessing a general knowledge of worldwide events and invasion patterns, as well as verifying voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid Member States. During worldwide crises, the Operations Councillor is responsible for organising and leading the Region’s response effort.

    e. The Councillor of the Interior, whose responsibilities are defined as facilitation of Regional engagement through communication with and polling of Member States and residents. Furthermore, the Councillor is responsible for broadcasting announcements via telegram and ensuring an amicable discussion environment.

RRS 8. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:


Foreign Affairs

Jan 1 - 7

May 1 - 7

Sept 1 - 7

Culture

Jan 7 - 14

May 7 - 14

Sept 7 - 14

Operations

Jan 14 - 21

May 14 - 21

Sept 14 - 21

Interior

Jan 22 - 28

May 22 - 28

Sept 22 - 28


Authored by Sylh Alanor and Refuge Isle
Seconded by Melenavenia


RRSR#6

Concluded June 12, 2020
For - 7
Against - 0
Abstain - 0


PREAMBLE. This document proposes adjusting the purpose of the region’s Eco-Report.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining clarity of duties, the Refugia Revised Statutes article 11, quoted below, is hereby declared to be out of date:

    RRS 11. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways
    1. Reach an average environmental beauty score of 1,500 by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.

    2. Reach an average eco-friendliness score of 5,000, by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to state:


- Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication -

    RRS 11. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways
    1. Reach an average Environmental Beauty score of 1,900 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.

    2. Reach an average Eco-Friendliness score of 5,000 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.

Authored by Sylh Alanor
Seconded by Melenavenia


RRSR#5

Concluded May 16, 2020
For - 7
Against - 1
Abstain - 0


PREAMBLE. This document proposes setting a defined role for Refugia’s World Assembly Delegate.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining clarity of duties for each official position, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be incremented such that:

    1. Abiding existing structure within the Refugia Revised Statutes, RRS 7, 8, 9, and 10 shall hereby become RRS 8, 9, 10, and 11. All numbered references to RRS 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be updated to reflect their newly-assigned numbers.

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to create:


- Guidelines for Elected World Assembly Delegate -

    2. RRS 7. Nations of Refugia maintaining an active World Assembly membership are able to endorse other Refugia WA nations. The nation holding a plurality of these votes will be appointed World Assembly delegate. The delegate is not required to vote in accordance with the popular internal polling on resolutions at vote. As delegate:
      a) The delegate’s vote on WA Resolutions at Vote will carry a number of votes commensurate to the number of endorsements they maintain plus one.
      b) The delegate can approve proposed resolutions, assisting them in reaching quorum.

    Authored by Sylh Alanor
    Seconded by UwUsberg


    RRSR#4

    Concluded Feb. 2, 2020
    For - 9
    Against - 2
    Abstain - 1


PREAMBLE. This document presents guidelines and goals which are to be sought out by Refugia and its members. To establish, in direct continuity with Refugia’s ambition of establishing environmentalism as one of its core values, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended such:


- Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication -

  1. RRS 9. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways

    a) Reach an average environmental beauty score of 1,500 by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.
    b) Reach an average eco-friendliness score of 5,000, by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.

  2. RRS 10. Mandates that the Councillor of Culture develop a Regional Eco Report in order to support 9. a) and b) and identify ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established herein. Further, mandates that the Councillor of Culture publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

Authored by Athidill
Seconded by Refuge Isle


RRSR#3

Concluded Oct. 6, 2019
For - 5
Against - 0
Abstain - 0


PREAMBLE. This document presents guidelines and goals for Refugia and its Regional Councillors.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining an efficient and active government presence, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be incremented such that:

    1. Abiding existing election procedural guidelines, RRS 9 and 10 shall be changed to RRS 10 and 11.

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to create:


- Guidelines for Maintained Activity of Regional Officers -

    2. RRS 9. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:
      a) A list of grievances against the accused.
      b) Argument as to why these grievances should result in the removal of the accused prior to the next election.

    If all requirements laid out in RRS 4(c), 9, 9(a), and 9(b) are met, the Arch-Administrator will call for a vote of “No Confidence” among the member states. If this vote passes by a simple majority, a new election will be called for that Council seat within the following five days. The previous seat holder can run again granted they qualify under circumstances detailed in RRS 8a.

    Authored by Sylh Alanor
    Seconded by Chacapoya


    RRSR#2

    Concluded Dec. 4, 2019
    For - 6
    Against - 0
    Abstain - 4


Whereas the Refugia Revised Statutes should present a clear set of expectations for Regional Councillors in order to carry out administrative duties of the region without overburdening them and,

Whereas such duties as carried out already by Regional Councillors should be reconciled with the legal text of this document,

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended so as to create:


- A Clarification of Duties -

1. The current contents of RRS 6. shall be replaced with the following:

6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

  1. The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the region. The Arch-Administrator's responsibilities are defined as the appointment and dismissal of all positions that are fairly elected into office and maintaining records of significance. Where the Arch-Administrator is the World Assembly Delegate to the region, it shall cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States.

  2. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs must maintain and develop international relationships between the Region and foreign powers as well as process any official correspondence as necessary in this field. The councillor may determine the diplomatic direction of the Region.

  3. The Councillor of Culture, whose responsibilities are defined as orchestrating cultural events, inspiring activity, and developing the identity of the Regional culture. The Councillor of Culture must develop a Regional Eco Report in order to support RRS 10. a) and b) which identifies ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established herein. Further, the Councillor of Culture must publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

  4. The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the region, as well as verifying voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid member states. The Operations Councillor may carry out operations to best use and expand the region's influence.

2. RRS 11. shall be struck from the record.

Authored by Refuge Isle
Seconded by Sylh Alanor


RRSR#1

Concluded Jan. 26, 2019
For - 11
Against - 0
Abstain - 5

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