(FORMER)Democratic Union Constitution

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The Constitutional Treaty of the Democratic

The Governance of the Democratic Union


Preamble

The signatories of this treaty, with the consent of their constituents, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Governance of the Democratic Union, in accordance with and based upon the Charter of the Democratic Union. The Democratic Union will work for the advancement of democratic values and towards progressivism and unity throughout The North Pacific and the world. This Constitution shall lay out the governance of this organization.

Article I
Membership

Membership shall consist of two types: Full membership and Observer Status. Full Members are entitled to all parts of the Democratic Union. Observers are entitled to a representative and the option to sign any Democratic Union treaties. They are not entitled to participation in other parts of the government and their representative shall have only a non-binding vote. Observer status can be upgraded to full membership at any time with the approval of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

Article II
Legislature

The legislature will be responsible for writing laws and preparing new treaties and proposals. The legislature of the Democratic Union will consist of two houses. The lower house, known as the Democratic Parliament, will consist of elected representatives from the member states based on population. The Parliament will be elected every four months. The head of the house will be the Speaker of the Democratic Parliament. The upper house, known as the Democratic Council, will consist of the ambassadors, heads of state, and heads of government of the members. The head of the house will be the President of the Democratic Council. The presidency shall rotate between the member states, each one serving a four month term. Observers will have representation in the Democratic Council only.

Article III
Executive

The executive shall consist of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union. They will be chosen by the Democratic Council from the ambassadors of the member states and then confirmed by the Democratic Parliament. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman will serve four month terms. At the end of the term the Deputy Chairman will succeed the Chairman and become the new Chairman. The Deputy Chairman will then be chosen and confirmed by the legislature. The executive will sign new laws, treaties, and proposals into effect and will enforce the laws of the Democratic Union. The Chairman shall act as the main ambassador of the Union to the rest of The North Pacific.

Article IV
Judiciary

Three courts will be created to serve the Democratic Union. The Constitutional Court shall interpret and analyze the laws of the Union and rule on their constitutionality. The International Court will settle disputes between member states. The Court of Humanity will rule on major international crimes, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Each court will consist of three justices who hold no bias towards the case. They will be selected by a Justice Committee consisting of members from each member state.

Article V
Citizenship

All people within the member states that maintain citizenship with a member state are automatically citizens of the Democratic Union. All citizens over eighteen have the right to vote in Union elections. Non-citizens can become citizens if they either become a citizen of a member state or move to the international territory of the Democratic Union.

Article VI
Territory

International territory will be maintained on an island in the southeast of The North Pacific. The government of the Democratic Union will be based in this territory. No member state has sovereignty over the territory and the land will be governed by the laws of the Democratic Union. Settlement is allowed on the island by any people of The North Pacific. Citizens are also allowed free movement through Union territory.

Article VII
National Sovereignty

Each member state is entitled to keep its sovereignty. The Democratic Union will not enact wide-ranging laws that infringe on national sovereignty without the expressed permission of all member states. All nations within the Union will maintain full control of themselves and the Union.

Article VIII
Ratification

This treaty will take full effect once two-thirds of the member states ratify it. Member states will ratify this treaty through their normal means of treaty ratification. Once this is ratified all member states are expected to comply with the new laws immediately. This treaty will be signed by member state ambassadors, heads of government, and heads of state.

Article IX
Amendment

The Constitutional Treaty can be amended by a two-thirds vote of the legislature and a two-thirds approval from the member states. Amendments can be made at any time.


Signatories:

Erwin August
Chairman
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Malvad

TNPer
This is the constitution approved during the first Democratic Union meeting. If there are any problems or issues please make them known.
 

dmb615

TNPer
AS like the Lancerian Empire, Dalies fully supports the constitution and the powers set by it.
 
Two separate legislative houses seems redundant in this setting. While in good spirit, it is bureaucratic red tape, and slows down the process in this situation.

As we have proposed, our nation would be interested in allowing member states to now vote on admittance into the DU, rather than the Chairman making the decision to add people. It would be the democratic thing to do. ;)
 

Malvad

TNPer
A majority of this constitution is for role play purposes. And amendments can be made as stated as long as two-thirds of the members approve.
 
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