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by The Khaganate of Thialrer. . 73 reads.

Charter of 1st Epitome United

Preamble


We the nations of 1st Epitome United, having seen the turmoil wrought by the lack of specifics in the previous charter, resolve to set forth a new charter which will form the foundation of regional law. We resolve to establish a Regional Secretariat, and to establish peaceful diplomatic relations between nations.

Articles of the Charter


  1. There shall be a Regional Secretariat, composed of a Founder, a General Secretary, and a Regional Chairman.

  2. The Founder will not be elected and will always be held by a Khazar Lechian delegate selected by the Khazar Lechian government whose duty is to organize elections for the Regional Secretariat and to perform administrative duties for the region.

  3. The General Secretary will be an elected position elected by the governments of 1st Epitome United whose duty is to ease tensions between states, to head the Regional Assembly and the Regional Secretariat, to select the WA Delegate and to perform administrative duties for the region.

  4. The Regional Chairman will be an elected position elected by the governments of 1st Epitome United whose duty is to coordinate regional events, coordinate cultural (roleplay) actions between states, to chair the Regional Council and to perform administrative duties for the region.

  5. There shall be a Regional Council, chaired by the Regional Chairman, and composed of a WA Delegate and Secretaries appointed by the Regional Secretariat.

  6. The World Assembly Delegate will be a position chosen by the General Secretary whose duty is to serve as an ambassador from the region to the World Assembly.

  7. The Secretaries shall be positions appointed by the members of the Regional Secretariat whose duty is to perform administrative duties under their purview.

  8. There shall be a Regional Assembly, headed by the General Secretary, which shall consist of delegates from each state of 1st Epitome United. Meetings may be called of the Regional Assembly by any member of the Regional Secretariat to discuss regional topics, amend the charter, and pass other legislation.

  9. In order to amend the charter, a 2/3 majority vote must be reached among the governments of 1st Epitome United.

  10. Any international legislation only applies to the signatories of the legislation, unless the legislation is the charter or an amendment of the charter, in which case it applies to all member states of 1st Epitome United.

  11. Each member state's government must determine whether their constitution is a higher, equal, or lesser authority to the charter.

  12. To be admitted to 1st Epitome United, a state must declare its independence and be added to the regional map.

  13. Each member state shall exchange ambassadors with each other.

  14. Ambassadors shall be in charge of directing diplomatic relations between their state and other states.

  15. Embassies and all diplomatic bodies shall be subject only to their own homeland’s law.

  16. If an ambassador or an embassy or any diplomatic body is in any way attacked or violated by foreign forces, it shall be considered an act of war.

  17. If an act of war as stated in article 16 is perpetrated by civillians, the Regional Secretariat or the national authority in question must convene a trial in which all perpetrators are present, and the Regional Assembly shall vote on the punishment, which shall range from Innocent, Guilty and to be Imprisoned, to Capital Punishment.

  18. Every armed conflict must be declared through a formal declaration of war, which must be authorized by the Regional Secretariat.

  19. Hostilities shall end when an armistice or an unconditional surrender is signed by all sides in the conflict.

  20. War crimes and crimes against humanity shall be punished by the Regional Assembly.

  21. We declare that national sovereignty is sacrosanct to all peoples throughout the world.

  22. The Founder will have a duty to protect all of the region from outsider threats at all costs, in order to banish all nations that wish to invade the region, or enter it without the consent of its member states.

  23. The Founder will have the duty to answer any call to war by any member state. In case of a war of two member states, the founder should favor the defendant.

  24. The Founder will not be able to declare wars in order to conquer other states, or take their land.

Signatories to the Charter


Aizat Bulan, on behalf of Khazar Lechia, recognizing the Charter as superior to all law in Khazar Lechia other than their Constitution and the Heavens

Arrow Knight, Castellan Emperor of Thialrer

The Tsarevich of Kievo Rus, recognizing the Charter as inferior to their Constitution

Empress Hayashi Akemi of Katollis

King Arthur of Cielearda

President Dircya T. Rubino of Dorsla, Minister of Foreign Industry Eiffel Paris of Dorsla, and Bradley Chen of the Council Novane of Dorsla

Shahanshah Ardashir I of Tahiries, declaring their constitution superior to the Charter

Prime Minister Ciarán O'Connell of Free Keltia, declaring their constitution superior to the Charter

A Hyrkanian Missionary on behalf of Blessed Hyrkania, declaring their constitution superior to the Charter

Amendments to the Charter


FIRST AMENDMENT
  • The Founder will have a duty to protect all of the region from outsider threats at all costs, in order to banish all nations that wish to invade the region, or enter it without the consent of its member states.

  • The Founder will have the duty to answer any call to war by any member state. In case of a war of two member states, the founder should favor the defendant.

  • The Founder will not be able to declare wars in order to conquer other states, or take their land.

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