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The League of Terran Nations (LTN)

This treaty was drafted in June 3070 by the Parti Conservateur Royaliste.

Status: ratification[?]

Description[?]

THE LEAGUE OF TERRAN NATIONS (LTN)


PRE-AMBLE

The League is an international organisation that is aimed at bringing the nations of Terra closer through reciprocal, co-operative and friendly relations and interaction. The nations that ratify this Charter are;

RESOLVED to mark a new stage in the process of international relations and peace,
RECALLING the historic importance of the ending of the division of nations in Terra,
CONFIRMING their attachment to the principles of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and of the rule of law,
DESIRING to deepen the solidarity between their peoples while respecting their history, their culture and their traditions,
REAFFIRMING their objective to facilitate the free movement of persons, while ensuring the safety and security of their peoples,
DESIRING a peaceful solution to international situations that may arise at times,
RESOLVED to continue the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Terra,
IN VIEW of further steps to be taken in order to advance peaceful co-existence,

HAVE DECIDED to establish the League of Terran Nations, hereinafter named the 'League'.


ARTICLE 1 – The League Assembly
PROVISION A (Membership and Voting)
Membership is granted upon the ratification of this charter in a nation, through the legislative process of that nation and the nation will agree to fulfil its obligations, which are the Articles and Provisions of this treaty.
Each and every member, that chooses to join the League, free of restriction or the requirement for a approval hearing, unless restricted under Provision B, has the right to ONE vote in the assembly and the right to name a 'Permanent Ambassador' to the League.

PROVISION B (Eviction and Exit)
Any member which is evicted from the League, as per Provision D, is not permitted to re-join the League without a majority vote of the Assembly voting to allow that membership and the ratification, again, of this charter in the nation concerned.

Any member is entitled to leave the League at their discretion but are required to submit a 1 month notice to the General Director of the Assembly beforehand. They are permitted to re-enter the League, at will, under Provision A, without the need for an approval hearing.

PROVISION C (General Director)
The General Director shall chair the Assembly and be the international representative of the League in Terran international affairs. They shall set the agenda for Assembly meetings and they shall carry out that agenda, allowing every member state a chance to speak if the Ambassador chooses too. They will direct any vote, with an appropriate voting period (72rl hours) being given for members to register their votes and they shall announce the result of such a vote. They will not have any role, other than consultative, within the other bodies of the League. They shall head up the Peace Corp.

The General Director is elected by the members of the League until death or resignation. If elected from amongst the Assembly Ambassadors, they must resign their commission and serve as General Director alone. The election process is as follows; a person holding citizenship in a member nation must be nominated and seconded by 2 Ambassadors in the Assembly, not their own, they must then accept the nomination within the relevant period (96rl hours), otherwise they are not considered a candidate. Every Ambassador will then have the right to a single vote, the candidate with over 50% of the votes wins. If no candidate reaches a 50% majority in the first round, the top 2 candidates with the most votes will go to a run-off and after another vote of the Ambassadors, the candidate with the most votes, wins.

PROVISION D (Powers of the Assembly)
The Assembly is meant as a body of international communication and cohesion, but not a body of power over national sovereignty. They therefore have the power to discuss, question, debate and regard any matter they believe relates to the international co-operation and co-existence of the member nations. They may, from time to time, decide to issue Reasoned Opinion to nations, which will detail any advise on the improvement and promotion of the economic, social, cultural, educational, and health fields. They do however have the right to pass directives regarding areas which they have involvement (Security, Economics and Social)

The Assembly has the power to, via a vote of 60%, change this charter if they feel, via member majority, that it can be amended to improve the League. The Assembly has the power to vote for the members of the Security Commission (Article 2) and the Economic & Social Board (Article 3), as per the election process detailed in the article mentioned.

The Assembly may, with a majority vote, evict a member of the League with detailed reasoning and the
member state being considered for eviction being allowed to address the Assembly and to vote as normal.

The Assembly may invite the head of state or government officials of member/foreign nations to address the Assembly on a specific matter, this decision is taken by the General Director.

It is the right of the Assembly to enact or reject, via majority vote, any Security Resolution, Economic Resolution or Social Resolution that is recommended to them by the Security Commission and the Economic & Social Board

The Assembly may, in the interest of ensuring the obligations of this treaty are met and via a majority vote, request a member nation to assist the League directly is enforcing any Resolution or Directive they may pass.

The Assembly may pass a Directive via a majority vote, a Directive may give powers to a body of the League, define the powers of a body within the League or make a declaration of intent or opinion for the League. A Directive may also fine a member state for failure to adhere to a resolution or directive within due course, as they are required to do under Article 4, Provision D. A Directive may be proposed by any voting Ambassador to the League.

PROVISION E (Headquarters)
The League shall be granted a headquarters to house the Assembly Hall, the Security Commission and the Economic & Social Board, as well as offices & accommodation for employees of the League and the permanent Ambassadors of members.

This shall be situated in the city of VALOIS in Lourenne but shall not bear any special circumstances or rights upon Lourenne as a member state. The Assembly may, via a majority vote, choose to move the headquarters to another member state, providing that member state opts to host the League and will be able to facilitate similar or better facilities.


ARTICLE 2 – The Security Commission
PROVISION A (Purpose and Membership)
The purpose of the Security Commission is to investigate, judge, consider, advise and propose action upon, the continued peace of the member states and in Terra, with the focus on avoiding conflict.

Membership is elected upon by the Assembly. The Commission shall consist of 5 member states, who may appoint a Commissioner of their choice if elected. The Commission shall sit for 10 years at a time before the Commission is dissolved and a new Commission must be elected by the Assembly, although the membership may be returned via a vote, they must be re-elected to do so, the election takes place as normal.

Member states will be nominated by another member state, not their own, and these member states that are nominated must accept their nomination within the designated period (96rl hours), if not enough member states are nominated within the designated period, the first 5 nations that ratified this charter shall be added to the vote depending on ratification date and positions open.

For example, if 3 member states are nominated by the end of the period, the first 2 member states to have ratified this charter will become candidates. In this instance, the Assembly must simply vote, via majority, to approve the Commission make up.

If more than 5 member states are nominated, the Assembly will vote for the 5 they wish to serve. To do this, each Ambassador will vote for the 5 member states they wish to serve and the 5 member states with the most votes cast in the voting period, will be appointed to the Commission.

The Commission shall be led by the member state upon it that ratified this charter first, this member states Commissioner shall be named Lead Commissioner and will chair meetings of the Commission, lead the Commission office, be the Commissions contact to nations & the Assembly and present resolutions to the Assembly with a reasoned opinion.

The member states of the Commission will provide commanding officers for the Peace Corp, under the General Director and their state military's will provide operational advice and assistance to the General Director when a resolution or directive is passed requiring Peace Corp action. This is one of the duties assigned a member state on the Commission, hence why they must accept their nomination.

PROVISION B (Due Process)
Any member state may bring a security issue to the Commission, or the Commission may decide to investigate upon its own direction. The Commission is concerned with matters which threaten the security of member states, the safety of people, the peace of Terra and conflicts with non-member states.
The Commission shall, for as long as they desire; investigate, deliberate, consider, review and question a situation that has arisen which they believe may cover their responsibility and involves at least a single member state.

The Commission may decide that a matter is serious enough to warrant a Security Resolution being presented to the Assembly, they may do this via a simple majority vote, called for by the Lead Commissioner.

The Assembly may pass a directive to further define the areas of responsibility for the Commission.

PROVISION C (Security Resolutions)
Security Resolutions are a resolution which request a specific action be taken by a member state, a number of member states or the League as a whole. They may be advisory or restrictive in nature, depending on the Commissions decision regarding security matters they are investigating.

They may issue a resolution for a number of reasons, including but not limited too:
---the call for a ceasefire between member states
---the call for a cessation of hostile action such as preparing for war against another nation
---the call for a nation to be declared 'Safe', in which no member state may take action against that nation for the duration of the resolution
---the call for military intervention in a conflict to support a member state and bring an end to hostility, NOT to advance a member states agenda in a conflict
---a call for military action against terrorism or piracy by the League

Resolutions must include a time period and they must receive a majority vote in the Commission before being presented to the Assembly for debate & passage or rejection.

PROVISION D (Records and Investigations)
The Commission will keep records of all meetings, investigation, resolutions and considerations. These will be available to any Ambassador of a member state, the General Director and the Economic & Social Board upon request.

All records will be submitted to the new Commission after a 10 year period election by the Assembly.


ARTICLE 3 – The Economic and Social Board
PROVISION A (Purpose and Membership)
The purpose of the Economic and Social Board is to investigate, judge, consider, advise and propose action upon, economic and social conditions of member states, with the focus on improvement.

Membership is elected upon by the Assembly. The Board shall consist of 5 member states, who may appoint a Director of their choice if elected. The Board shall sit for 20 years at a time before the Board is dissolved and a new Board must be elected by the Assembly, although the membership may be returned via a vote, they must be re-elected to do so, the election takes place as normal.

Member states will be nominated by another member state, not their own, and these member states that are nominated must accept their nomination within the designated period (96rl hours), if not enough member states are nominated within the designated period, the first 5 nations that ratified this charter shall be added to the vote depending on ratification date and positions open.

For example, if 3 member states are nominated by the end of the period, the first 2 member states to have ratified this charter will become candidates. In this instance, the Assembly must simply vote, via majority, to approve the Board make up.

If more than 5 member states are nominated, the Assembly will vote for the 5 they wish to serve. To do this, each Ambassador will vote for the 5 member states they wish to serve and the 5 member states with the most votes cast in the voting period, will be appointed to the Board.

The Board shall be led by the member state upon it that ratified this charter first, this member states Director shall be named Chairperson and will chair meetings of the Board, lead the Board office, be the Boards contact to nations & the Assembly and present resolutions to the Assembly with a reasoned opinion.

PROVISION B (Due Process)
Any member state may bring an economic or social issue to the Board, or the Board may decide to investigate upon its own direction. The Board is concerned with matters which threaten the economic stability of a member state, the economic obligations of this charter, the social rights of people , the fair treatment of people and the right to a good standard of living which is granted to all peoples within a member state (Article 4)

The Board shall, for as long as they desire, investigate, deliberate, consider, review and question a situation that has arisen which they believe may cover their responsibility and involves at least a single member state.

The Board may decide that a matter is serious enough to warrant a Resolution being presented to the Assembly, they may do this via a simple majority vote, called for by the Chairperson.

The Assembly may pass a directive to further define the areas of responsibility for the Board.

PROVISION C (Economic Resolutions)
Economic Resolutions are a resolution which request a specific action be taken by a member state, a number of member states or the League as a whole. They may be advisory or restrictive in nature, depending on the Boards decision regarding economic matters they are investigating.

They may issue a resolution for a number of reasons, including but not limited too:
---the call for a 'Financial Package' to be assigned, through member donations, to assist a member state in times of financial difficulty
---the call for a cessation of protectionist action by a member state that may be or is harming the economic activity of another member state
---the call for sanctions to be imposed against a state, either in or outside the League, until a criteria has been met

Resolutions must include a time period and they must receive a majority vote in the Board before being presented to the Assembly for debate & passage or rejection.

PROVISION D (Social Resolution)
Social Resolutions are a resolution which request a specific action be taken by a member state, a number of member states or the League as a whole. They may be advisory or restrictive in nature, depending on the Boards decision regarding social matters they are investigating.

They may issue a resolution for a number of reasons, including but not limited too:
---the call for a 'Financial Package' to be assigned, through member donations, to assist a member state in enacting a social programme
---the call for a member state to take certain action to improve the social status of people within the member state
---the call for sanctions to be imposed against a state, either in or outside the League, until a criteria has been met

Resolutions must include a time period and they must receive a majority vote in the Board before being presented to the Assembly for debate & passage or rejection.

PROVISION E (Records and Investigations)
The Board will keep records of all meetings, investigation, resolutions and considerations. These will be available to any Ambassador of a member state, the General Director and the Security Commission upon request.

All records will be submitted to the new Board after a 20 year period election by the Assembly.


ARTICLE 4 – Member State and Specific Obligations
PROVISION A (Trade)
The member states agree to impose no protectionist measures against other member states.

PROVISION B (Economic Stability)
Member states will not take any direct action which will hinder, infringe or harm the economic stability of another member state. Member states will do their utmost to improve the economy of the League as a whole, recognising the strength and benefits of a stable global economy.

PROVISION C (Social Rights of Citizens)
The League has social rights which must be enforced by the member states.

Every citizen of a member state has fundamental rights, these are the right to life for law abiding citizens, the right to food & drink, the right to state services which a member state has available and the right to emigrate/immigrate within the legislation of member states involved.

Every citizen of a member state has the right to freely travel, without hindrance, provided legal passport policy under national state laws are followed, between member states of the League.

PROVISION D (Member States)
Every member state will oblige by this Charter for the right to be a member of the League and enjoy the benefits which membership may bring, as well as the right to League assistance and advise, as well as a vote within the Assembly.

Member states are not legally bound to enact certain legislation to join the League but must take measures to ensure Provision A of this article is secured within their nation only.

A Resolution or Directive of the Assembly is to be respected and adhered to by member states and by ratifying this charter, they agree to follow any and all resolutions or directives which may effect their nation while being a member of the League.


ARTICLE 5 – Peace Corps
PROVISION A (Peace Corp Creation)
The League shall maintain no standing military but may, in times of a Security Resolution or Directive passed by the Assembly requiring it, request that member states commit assets, personnel and/or funds to the League Peace Corps. The Peace Corp will be under the direction of the General Director and any Peace Directors they choose to appoint from any member state to assist them in carrying out a resolution or directive.

The 5 member states of the Security Commission will provide commanding officers for the Peace Corps, under the General Director and their military's will provide operational advice and assistance to the General Director.

PROVISION B (Purpose)
The Peace Corp is a means to peacefully enforce resolutions and directives. It may do this by securing areas of importance, carrying out assistance operations, assisting in peaceful transitions, assisting in the enactment of a ceasefire or peace treaty and/or assisting in border control for a member state which is having significant problems, among other scenarios.

Since a resolution or directive has to be passed via a majority of member states in the Assembly, any action ordered to be taken by the Peace Corps is considered the will of the majority and is to be carried out unless upon one of the following occasions:

-----the measure is to assist in the military occupation or invasion of another nation, member state or not
-----the measure is meant to be a threat against another nation, member state or not
-----the measure is a pre-emptive action, which is not defensive in nature, against a member state or not

The General Director may decide a resolution or directive falls under these categories and request a Assembly supermajority to enforce such matters, this means the Assembly must vote 60% in favour of the resolution or directive being carried out. If the original vote on the resolution received more than 65% in favour, the Peace Corp must carry it out and the General Director may not request a supermajority.

PROVISION C (End of Action and Return to Member States)
A resolution or directive will include a time period or goal, which, once reached, will mean the peace corps mission has been achieved and all assets and/or personnel will be returned to their member state. The Peace Corp Administration shall retain records of assets and/or personnel given to the peace corps and by which member states during each operation.

The Assembly may pass a Directive to end the peace corps involvement in a situation, in which this Provision comes into effect.


ARTICLE 6 – Ratification and Enactment
This Charter shall be activated upon the ratification of this Charter in 5 states and enacted from then on.

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