So I came up with a new section for an alternative way we could deal with criminal cases.
Section 3.3: Criminal Trial Procedure
11. A standard procedure for all criminal trials will be established by majority agreement of the Court.
12. The Delegate may eject and/or ban a particular nation from the region pending criminal charges against them, or prior to the conclusion of an ongoing criminal trial in which they are the defendant, only when that nation poses a clear security threat and their removal is necessary for the protection of the region.
13. The Delegate must seek the approval of the Court for any such ejection or ban. Where possible, this approval must be sought prior to the nation's removal from the region. Otherwise, it must be sought within one day of the action.
14. If the ejection or ban is performed during a criminal trial against that nation, approval will be at the discretion of the justice moderating the trial. Otherwise, any single justice may approve or deny the Delegate's request.
15. Any nation ejected or banned under this section may file an appeal of the decision. These appeals may not be denied, and must be decided by the full court.
16. The Delegate must immediately provide any nation ejected or banned under this section with a link to the Courtroom and inform them of their right to file an appeal.
17. If criminal charges are not brought against a nation ejected or banned under this section, or if the criminal charges are rejected by the Court, or if the nation is not found Guilty at the conclusion of the trial, any ban against that nation which was imposed under this section must be revoked.
1. Any nation accused of a crime may choose to apply an alternative procedure, defined herein, rather than that outlined in Section 3.3 of the Legal Code.
2. Any nation accused of a crime, once charges have been brought before the Court, may post "Come at me bro." This may be posted at any point until a final judgment on all of the charges is made by the Court. Upon posting this the trial will be replaced by a single game of chess on lichess.org with a three minute time control, no increment.
3. In this game the defendant will play as Black and the Attorney General of The North Pacific will play as White. The Chief Justice of The North Pacific's Court will serve as a witness to the game.
4. If the Defendant wins then the Defendant is declared not guilty of the charges.
5. If the Attorney General wins then the Defendant is declared guilty and sentenced to whatever punishment the Attorney General sees fit.
6. In the event of a draw or stalemate a second game will be played in accordance with the above rules.
7. If the second game is a draw or stalemate then the Attorney General must immediately resign, and the Defendant becomes the new Attorney General and is declared not guilty of the charges.
8. In the event that either player solicits recommendation, help, aid, or any form of advantage from another person or computer in order to win any of the chess games that player will be declared persona non grata from The North Pacific and will be immediately banned from the region.