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Raedlon Organization of States (ROS)

Raedlon Organization of States
Rāylwch pw Rasytīmhana jan Rhwsaj
Organização dos Estados do Raedlon


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Motto: "Industria Virtusque Patriis Nostris"
("Diligence and Strength For Our Nations")


Acronym: ROS

Formation: 31 July 2020

Type: political, economic, and military alliance

Treaty: Treaty of Sārruc

Headquarters:

  • ROS : Qhōmh (Nhoor)

  • RTC : Hinnevale (Almorea)

  • RMA : Santiago (Dragao do Mar)

Membership:

Official language: English

Secretary General: Andrew Crawford (Almorea)

The Raedlon Organization of States (Nhoor: Rāylwch pw Rasytīmhana jan Rhwsaj; LinkPortuguese: Organização dos Estados do Raedlon), also known by its acronym ROS, is a political, economic, and military intergovernmental alliance of nations that aim to promote peace, security, and stability in the Raedlon area of The Western Isles, and facilitate trade and tourism between their member states.

Although the idea to form an alliance of Raedlon nations was suggested in previous years, it was in early 2020 that Almorea and Nhoor set the first steps to elaborate it, with Dragao do Mar joining the preparations a couple of months later. The founding treaty, the Treaty of Sārruc, was signed between the three aforementioned nations on 31 July 2020.


Membership
ROS membership exists in three forms:

  • Full membership: independent nations located on the subcontinent known as Raedlon in the region of The Western Isles, as per Article 4 of the Treaty of Sārruc. Under certain conditions, nations located in other parts of The Western Isles can be admitted as full members of ROS as well.

  • Associate membership: any territory on Raedlon that constitutes an autonomous dependency of a nation located in other parts of The Western Isles, as per Article 16 of the Treaty of Sārruc.

  • Observer status: any nation or territory that isn't eligible for membership or associate membership as stipulated in the Articles 4 and 16 of the Treaty of Sārruc, and any nation or territory that doesn't seek to acquire membership or associated membership by its own volition, as per Article 27 of the Treaty of Sārruc.

Any request to become a Member or Associate Member of ROS should so be addressed to the Secretary General by means of a note, in which the applicant nation or territory declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in Membership or Associate Membership as per Articles 6 resp. 18. Any request to become an Observer of ROS should be addressed to the Secretary General by means of a note, in which the applicant nation or territory declares that it is willing to accept all the obligations inherent in the Observer Status, as per Article 28. The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives (see below), which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.


Structure
ROS is divided in three parts:

  • ROS proper; the political pillar, with headquarters in Nhoor

  • RTC, the Raedlon Trade Council; the economic pillar, with headquarters in Almorea

  • RMA, the Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs; the military pillar, with headquarters in Dragao do Mar

ROS proper
ROS proper, which has its headquarters in the Nhoor city of Qhōmh, has the following organs:

  • The Council of Representatives, which is formed by representatives of the member states’ governments. The CoR convenes at least once a year on the head of government level; other ministerial meetings on common policies (foreign affairs, economic affairs, fisheries, health, etc.) occur regularly throughout the year.

  • The Assembly, the ‘parliament’ of ROS, which consists of a flexible number of members, originating from all member states, with the number of seats per member state being the square root of its population size, divided by 500, rounded up or down to the nearest integer, plus 1. This number is reviewed before each session; each Assembly session lasts four years. Currently the member states have the following number of seats, based on the nations' estimated number of inhabitants on 1 January 2020: Almorea 11, Dragao do Mar 10, Nhoor 11.

  • The Executive Council, which consists of the Secretary of the Executive Council (also known as the Secretary General), and the Members of the Executive Council. There is one Member per member state but if there are less then seven Members excluding the Secretary, all member states may add a Member until this threshold is passed; currently the three member states are represented by three Members each. The Secretary, who is nominated for one two-year term (starting on 1 January) by one of the member states in alphabetical order of their short names in English, has no voting right unless the Members' vote is a tie.

Secretaries-General of ROS have been:

  • 2020 - 2022 : Andrew Crawford Almorea (acting until 1 January 2021)

  • 2023 - 2024 : t.b.d.

The Raedlon Trade Council
The Raedlon Trade Council, located in Hinnevale (Almorea), is headed by the Board of Governors, which consists of one representative per member state. Daily affairs are managed by the Secretary General of the RTC, who is nominated for one two-year term (starting on 1 January) by one of the member states in alphabetical order of their short names in English. The Secretary General of the RTC cannot be nominated by the same member state as the one nominating the Secretary of the Executive Council of ROS proper.

Secretaries-General of RTC have been:

  • 2020 - 2020 : t.b.d. (interim)

  • 2021 - 2022 : t.b.d.

  • 2023 - 2024 : t.b.d.

The Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs
The Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs is located in Santiago, Dragão do Mar.
(To be elaborated)


Treaty

IN THE NAME OF THEIR PEOPLES, THE NATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE SUMMIT IN SĀRRUC, NHOOR, ON 31 JULY 2020

Convinced that international cooperation contributes to peace, stability, and development of this world;
Confident that cooperation between their Nations will increase their people’s welfare;
Resolved to reinforce the voice of their Nations by their cooperation;
Conscious of their Nations’ underlying values;

HAVE AGREED
upon the following

TREATY ESTABLISHING A RAEDLON ORGANIZATION OF STATES

Chapter 1: Nature and purposes

Article 1 : The Signatories establish by this Treaty the international organisation known as the Raedlon Organization of States, hereafter ROS.

Article 2 : ROS proclaims the following essential purposes:
a) To promote peace, security, and stability in the Raedlon area by means of collective defence;
b) To promote by cooperative action and through specialised organisations the economic, industrial, technological, scientific, social, and cultural development of the Member States;
c) To facilitate trade agreements and to improve the traffic of goods and currency;
d) To promote tourism and to improve the traffic of people through a visa agreement;
e) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of the Member States’ citizens.

Article 3 : ROS has no powers other than those expressly conferred upon it by this Treaty, none of whose provisions authorises it to intervene in matters that are within the internal jurisdiction of the Member States.

Chapter 2: Member States

Article 4.1 : Any Nation located on the subcontinent known as Raedlon in the region of The Western Isles is eligible for membership of ROS.
Article 4.2 : Under certain conditions, Nations located in other parts of The Western Isles can be admitted as members of ROS. These conditions shall be further elaborated in Regulations.

Article 5 : Member States of ROS and Nations wishing to become Member States of ROS oblige themselves to uphold the following:
a) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of their citizens;
b) To conduct a sound and stable financial and economic policy;
c) To politically recognise the other Member States of ROS.

Article 6 : Any independent Nation that fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in articles 4 and 5, and that wishes to become a Member of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in membership.

Article 7 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 8 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Nation fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in articles 4 and 5, and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Nation the status of Candidate Member. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 9 : The applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership has a duration of at least six months and at most twelve months.

Article 10 : Under conditions, the applicant Nation can request an extension of the duration of the Candidate Membership. Weighing the arguments presented by the applicant Nation for such an extension, the Council of Representatives shall determine whether it is appropriate to extend the duration of the applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of at least fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 11 : The applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership will be automatically converted into a full Membership of ROS when after at least six months and at most twelve months or an extended period following the provisions in article 10:
a) none of the Member States have raised objection as to the conversion of the applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership into a full Membership of ROS, and
b) the applicant Nation has signed this Treaty and accepted the deposit of the corresponding instrument of ratification.

Article 12 : An applicant Nation who is not politically recognised by one or more Member States of ROS, cannot become a Member State of ROS.

Article 13 : A Member of ROS who does not adhere to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, may be suspended from the exercise of the right to participate in the sessions of the Council of Representatives. Persons performing official functions on behalf of the suspended Member State shall likewise be suspended from his duty.
a) The power to suspend shall be exercised only when such diplomatic initiatives undertaken by ROS for the purpose of promoting the restoration of the Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States have been unsuccessful;
b) The decision to suspend shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
c) The suspension shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
d) The suspension notwithstanding, ROS shall endeavour to undertake additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the affected Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States;
e) The Council of Representatives may lift the suspension by a decision adopted with the approval of two-thirds of the Member States;
f) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 14 : A suspended Member of the Forum who after a period of six months, despite additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the suspended Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, continues to not adhere to those Rights and Duties, may be expelled from ROS. Persons performing official functions on behalf of the suspended Member State shall likewise be suspended from his duty.
a) The decision to expel shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
b) The expulsion shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Counil of Representatives;
c) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 15 : If desiring to discontinue its Membership, a Member State must file an official denunciation of the present Treaty with the Secretary General, who must inform the other Member States. The Membership ends two months after the denouncement has been received by the Secretary General.

Chapter 3: Associate Member States

Article 16 : Any Territory located on Raedlon that constitutes an autonomous dependency of a Nation located in other parts of The Western Isles is eligible for Associate Membership of ROS.

Article 17 : Associate Member States of ROS and Nations wishing to become Associate Member States of ROS oblige themselves to uphold the following:
a) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of their citizens;
b) To conduct a sound and stable financial and economic policy;
c) To politically recognise the other Member States of ROS.

Article 18 : Any Territory such as described in articles 16 that fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in article 17 and that wishes to become an Associate Member of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in Associate Membership.

Article 19 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 20 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Territory fulfils the conditions for Associate Membership mentioned in article 17 and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Territory the status of Candidate Associate Member. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 21 : The applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership has a duration of at least three months and at most six months.

Article 22 : Under conditions, the applicant Territory can request an extension of the duration of the Candidate Associate Membership. Weighing the arguments presented by the applicant Territory for such an extension, the Council of Representatives shall determine whether it is appropriate to extend the duration of the applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of at least fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 23 : The applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership will be automatically converted into a full Associate Membership of ROS when after at least three months and at most six months or an extended period following the provisions in article 22:
a) none of the Member States have raised objection as to the conversion of the applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership into a full Associate Membership of ROS, and
b) the applicant Territory has signed this Treaty and accepted the deposit of the corresponding instrument of ratification.

Article 24 : An Associate Member of ROS who does not adhere to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, may be suspended from the exercise of the right to participate in the sessions of the Council of Representatives.
a) The power to suspend shall be exercised only when such diplomatic initiatives undertaken by ROS for the purpose of promoting the restoration of the Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States have been unsuccessful;
b) The decision to suspend shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
c) The suspension shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
d) The suspension notwithstanding, ROS shall endeavour to undertake additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the affected Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States;
e) The Council of Representatives may lift the suspension by a decision adopted with the approval of two-thirds of the Member States;
f) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 25 : A suspended Associate Member of ROS who after a period of six months, despite additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the suspended Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, continues to not adhere to those Rights and Duties, may be expelled from ROS.
a) The decision to expel shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
b) The expulsion shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
c) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 26 : If desiring to discontinue its Associate Membership, an Associate Member State must file an official denunciation of the present Treaty with the Secretary General, who must inform the other Member States. The Associate Membership ends two months after the denouncement has been received by the Secretary General.

Chapter 4: Observers

Article 27 : Any Nation or Territory that isn’t eligible for Membership or Associate Membership as stipulated in Chapters 2 and 3, and Any Nation or Territory eligible for Membership or Associate Membership as stipulated in Chapters 2 and 3 that doesn’t seek to acquire Membership or Associate Membership by its own volition, is eligible to become an Observer of ROS.

Article 28 : Any Nation or Territory such as described in article 27 that wishes to become an Observer of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to accept all the obligations inherent in the Observer Status.

Article 29 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatieves, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 30 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Nation or Territory fulfils the conditions for Observer Status and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Nation or Territory the status of Observer. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 31 : If desiring to discontinue its Observer Status, an Observer must inform the Secretary General, the moment at which this is done and reception is confirmed by the Secretary General, the Observer Status ends with immediate effect. The Secretary General subsequently informs the Member States.

Chapter 5: Rights and duties of the Member States, the Associate Member States, and the Observers

Article 32 : The Member States are juridically equal, enjoy equal rights and equal capacity to exercise these rights, and have equal duties. The rights of each Member State depend not upon its power to ensure the exercise thereof, but upon the mere fact of its existence as a person under international law.

Article 33 : Every Member State has the duty to respect the rights enjoyed by every other Member State in accordance with international law.

Article 34 : The fundamental rights of Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may not be impaired in any manner whatsoever.

Article 35 : Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may not unilaterally withdraw the political recognition of another Member State or Associate Member State who has signed this Treaty but after expulsion of that Member State or Associate Member State as stipulated in articles 14 and 25.

Article 36 : The right of each Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer to protect itself and to live its own life does not authorise it to commit unjust acts against another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer.

Article 37 : The jurisdiction of Member States, Associated Member States, and Observers within the limits of their national territory is exercised equally over all the inhabitants, whether nationals or aliens.

Article 38 : Each Member State, Associate Member State, and Observer has the right to develop its cultural, political and economic life freely and naturally. In this free development, the Member State and Associate Member State shall respect the rights of the individual and the principles of universal morality.

Article 39 : No Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer or group thereof has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer or against their political, economic and cultural elements.

Article 40 : No Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer may use or encourage the use of coercive measures of an economic or political character in order to force the sovereign will of another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer and obtain from it advantages of any kind.

Article 41 : The territory of a Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer is inviolable; it may not be the object, even temporarily, of military occupation or of other measures of force taken by another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer, directly or indirectly, on any grounds whatever. No territorial acquisitions or special advantages obtained either by force or by other means of coercion shall be recognised.

Article 42 : Measures adopted for the maintenance of peace and security in accordance with existing treaties do not constitute a violation of the principles set forth in articles 39 and 41.

Chapter 6: Peaceful settlement of disputes

Article 43 : International disputes between Member States, Associate Member State, or Observer shall be submitted to the peaceful procedures set forth in this Treaty.

Article 44 : The following are peaceful procedures: direct negotiation, good offices, mediation, investigation and conciliation, judicial settlement, arbitration, and those which the parties to the dispute may especially agree upon at any time.

Article 45 : In the event that a dispute arises between two or more Member States, Associate Member States, and/or Observers which, in the opinion of one of them, cannot be settled through the usual diplomatic channels, the parties shall agree on some other peaceful procedure that will enable them to reach a solution.

Article 46 : A special treaty will establish adequate means for the settlement of disputes and will determine pertinent procedures for each peaceful means such that no dispute between Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may remain without definitive settlement within a reasonable period.

Chapter 7: The organs

Article 47 : ROS accomplishes its purposes by means of the following organs:
a) The Council of Representatives
b) The Assembly
c) The Executive Council
d) The High Court
e) The Raedlon Trade Council
f) The Secretariat for Raedlon Military Affairs
g) Other specialised Organisations, Institutions, Agencies, and Entities.

THE COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES
Article 48 : The Council of Representatives is the highest organ of ROS. It consists of the heads of state or government or ministers or other plenipotentiaries of the Member States and Associate Member States. It has as its principal powers, in addition to such others as are assigned to it by this Treaty, the following:
a) To decide the general action and policy of ROS, determine the structure and functions of its organs, and consider any matter relating to friendly relations among the Member States;
b) To establish measures for coordinating the activities of the organs of ROS among themselves;
c) To promote collaboration, especially in the economic, technological, scientific, and cultural fields, with other international organisations whose purposes are similar to those of ROS;
d) To approve the program-budget of ROS and determine the quotas of the Member States;
e) To adopt general standards to govern the operation of the Executive Council; and
f) To adopt its own rules of procedure and its agenda.
The Council of Representatives shall exercise its powers in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty and of other applicable treaties.

Article 49 : The Council of Representatives shall establish the bases for fixing the quota that each Government is to contribute to the maintenance of the Forum, taking into account the ability to pay of the respective Member States and their determination to contribute in an equitable manner. Decisions on budgetary matters require the approval of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 50.1 : All Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers have the right to be represented in the Council of Representatives.
Article 50.2 : Each Member State has the right to participate with voice and to vote in the Council of Representatives. Each Member State has the right to one vote.
Article 50.3 : Each Associate Member State has the right to participate with voice in the Council of Representatives. The right to vote can be granted to an Associate Member State by the Council of Representatives if a request to be allowed to vote on a specific matter is done before the start of the Council. The Member States shall take the decision before the matter is addressed during the Council; the decision requires the approval of a simple majority of the Member States.
Article 50.4 : Each Observer has the right to participate in the Council of Representatives.

Article 51.1 : The Council of Representatives shall convene at least once a year during the period determined by the rules of procedure and at a place selected in accordance with the principle of rotation. At each regular session the date and place of the next regular session shall be determined, in accordance with the rules of procedure.
Article 51.2 : If for any reason the Council of Representatives cannot be held at the place chosen, it shall meet at the seat of the Exectuive Council, unless one of the Member States should make a timely offer of a site in its territory, in which case the Council of Representatives may agree that it will meet in that place.

Article 52 : In special circumstances and with the approval of two thirds of the Member States, a special session of the Council of Representatives may be convoked by the Secretary General.

Article 53 : Decisions of the Council of Representatives shall be adopted by the affirmative vote of an absolute majority of the Member States, except in those cases that require other majorities of vote as provided in this Treaty or as may be provided by the Council of Representatives in its rules of procedure.

THE ASSEMBLY
Article 54 : For the adoption of regulations, to discuss the general action and policy as well as the program-budget of ROS and to provide the Council of Representatives with advice on economic and cross-frontier cooperation, ROS maintains an Assembly, which will be located in Qhōmh, Nhoor.

Article 55 : The Assembly convenes for Sessions, which have a duration of four years.

Article 56.1 : The Assembly is composed of a flexible number of members, originating from all Member States.
Article 56.2 : The number of seats in the Assembly per Member State is the square root of its population size, divided by 500, rounded up/down to the nearest integer, plus 1. This number is reviewed before each Session of the Assembly.
Article 56.3 : The members of the Assembly are elected or appointed for the duration of one Session following procedures determined by their respective Member States.

Article 57 : Within the limits of the Treaty and of other applicable treaties and agreements, the Assembly takes cognizance of any matter referred to it by the Council of Representatives.

Article 58 : The Assembly shall keep vigilance over the maintenance of friendly relations among the Member States, and for that purpose shall effectively assist them in the peaceful settlement of their disputes, in accordance with the following provisions.

Article 59 : The Assembly shall promote economic, technological, scientific, and cultural relations among all the Member States of ROS, in keeping with the actions and policies decided upon by the Council of Representatives.

Article 60 : In accordance with the provisions of this Treaty, any party to a dispute in which none of the peaceful procedures provided for in the Treaty is under way may resort to the Assembly to obtain its good offices. The Assembly, following the provisions of the preceding article, shall assist the parties and recommend the procedures it considers suitable for peaceful settlement of the dispute.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Article 61 : For the coordination of the purposes mentioned in Chapter 1 as well as the execution of daily affairs and current matters, ROS maintains an Executive Council, which will be located in Qhōmh, Nhoor.

Article 62.1 : The Executive Council consists of the Secretary of the Executive Council and the Members of the Executive Council.
Article 62.2 : The Executive Council is directed by the Secretary of the Executive Council, who shall be the legal representative thereof, and be responsible to the Council of Representatives for the proper fulfilment of the obligations and functions of the Executive Council.

Article 63.1 : The Secretary of the Executive Council is nominated by one of the Member States (in alphabetical order of their short names in English) for one two-year term, starting every January.
Article 63.2 : The nomination of the Secretary of the Executive Council is approved by the parliaments of the Member States by an affirmative majority of at least fifty one percent of the votes, whereby each parliament as a whole casts one vote.
Article 63.3 : The Council of Representatives, by a two-thirds vote of the Member States, may remove the Secretary of the Executive Council, whenever the proper functioning of ROS so demands.
Article 63.4 : If the Secretary of the Executive Council is unable to finish his or her term, the Member State that was responsible for his or her nomination will nominate a replacement for the remainder of the term.
Article 63.5 : In the period between the nomination of a replacement Secretary of the Executive Council and his or her approval by the parliaments of the Member States at the latter’s earliest convenience, the replacement Secretary of the Executive Council will be appointed in an acting capacity.
Article 63.6 : The Secretary of the Executive Council, or his or her representative, may participate with voice but without vote in all meetings of ROS.

Article 64.1 : The Executive Council consists of at least seven Members (excluding the Secretary of the Executive Council).
Article 64.2 : Each Member State is represented by one Member of the Executive Council, unless the threshold of the minimum of seven Members has not been passed; in that case the number of Members of the Executive Council per Member State will be increased in an equal manner until this threshold is passed.

Article 65 : The Executive Council shall:
a) Carry out those decisions of the Council of Representatives, the implementation of which has not been assigned to any other body;
b) Watch over the observance of the standards governing the operation of the Assembly and, when the Council of Representatives is not in session, adopt provisions of a regulatory nature that enable the Assembly to carry out its administrative functions;
c) Act as a Preparatory Committee of the Council of Representatives, unless the Council of Representatives should decide otherwise;
d) Submit recommendations to the Council of Representatives about the functioning of ROS and the coordination of its subsidiary Organs;
e) Transmit to the Member States notice of the convocation of the Council of Representatives or any other meeting within ROS;
f) Advise the other organs, when appropriate, in the preparation of agenda and rules of procedure;
g) Provide, on a permanent basis, adequate secretariat services for the Council of Representatives and the other organs, and carry out their directives and assignments. To the extent of its ability, provide services for the other meetings of ROS;
h) Serve as custodian of the documents and archives of ROS;
i) Submit to the Council of Representatives at each regular session an annual report on the activities of ROS and its financial condition; and
j) Perform the other functions assigned to it in this and other Treaties.

Article 66 : In the performance of their duties, the Secretary and the Members of the Executive Council and their staff shall not seek or receive instructions from any Government or from any authority outside ROS, and shall refrain from any action that may be incompatible with their position as international officers responsible only to ROS.

Article 67 : The Member States pledge themselves to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary and the Members of the Executive Council and their staff, and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their duties.

THE HIGH COURT, THE RAEDLON TRADE COUNCIL, THE SECRETARIAT FOR RAEDLON MILITARY AFFAIRS, AND THE OTHER SPECIALISED ORGANISATIONS, INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES, AND ENTITIES
Article 68 : The High Court, the Raedlon Trade Council, the Secretariat for Raedlon Military Affairs, and the other specialised organisations, institutions, agencies, and entities shall be further elaborated in Treaties and Regulations.

Chapter 8: Miscellaneous provisions

Article 69 : ROS shall enjoy in the territory of each Member State such legal capacity, privileges and immunities as are necessary for the exercise of its functions and the accomplishments of its purposes.

Article 70 : The representatives of the Member States on the organs of ROS, the personnel of their delegations, as well as the Secretary and Members of the Executive shall enjoy the privileges and immunities corresponding to their positions and necessary for the independent performance of their duties.

Article 71 : Correspondence of ROS, including printed matter and parcels, bearing the frank thereof, shall be carried free of charge in the mails of the Member States.

Article 72 : ROS does not allow any restriction based on race, creed, or sex with respect to eligibility to participate in the activities of ROS and to hold positions therein.

Chapter 9: Ratification and entry into force

Article 73 : The present Treaty shall remain open for signature by the Nations that fulfil the requirements of becoming Member States of ROS and shall be ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. The original instrument, written in the English language, shall be deposited with the Executive Council, which shall transmit certified copies thereof to the Governments for purposes of ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Executive Council, which shall notify the signatory States of such deposit.

Article 74 : The present Treaty shall enter into force among the ratifying States when two-thirds of the signatory States have deposited their ratifications. It shall enter into force with respect to the remaining States in the order in which they deposit their ratifications.

Article 75 : This Treaty shall be further elaborated in Regulations.

Article 76 : The aims and purpose of ROS as established in this Treaty shall be pursued by means of additional treaties.

Article 77 : Regulations and additional treaties and changes thereof or in, or changes of or in this Treaty, are signed by the Council of Representatives.

Article 78 : Amendments to the present Treaty may be adopted only at a meeting of the Council of Representatives convened for that purpose. Amendments may be adopted only by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States. Amendments shall enter into force in accordance with the terms and the procedure set forth in article 74.

Chapter 10: Transitory provisions

Article 79 : Upon the signing of this Treaty, the signatories appoint an acting Secretary of the Executive Council for the period between the moments of the signing of this Treaty and the start of the term of the Secretary of the Executive Council appointed according to the procedures set forth in article 63.

Signed in Sārruc, Nhoor, on 31 July 2020

Signatories and ratifications
ADOPTED AT: Sārruc, Nhoor
DATE: 31 July 2020
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 7 December 2020, in accordance with article 73 of the Treaty
LAST CHANGE: N/A, in accordance with article 77 of the Treaty

For the Federal Union of Almorea:
Signatories : H.E. Alastair Hallowell, President of the Federal Union
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : 5 December 2020

For the United Kingdom of Dragão do Mar:
Signatories : H.M. King Lorenzo of Dragão do Mar ; Paulo Lacerda, Prime Minister of Dragão do Mar
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : t.b.a.

For the Dominion of Nhoor:
Signatories : H.M. King Elerha Maximus of Nhoor ; Huldoro Sā̦ƨws-Patorheqh, Prime Minister of Nhoor
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : 7 December 2020


The Dominion of Nhoor

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