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Hello fellow CIS members. In recognition that we intend to reorganize the CIS, Rekamgil has revised its original CIS Charter. We are posting it here hoping that our fellow council members will read and offer suggestions. If we pass this peice of legislation, it will be the governing council's last act as the new charter removes all mention of the governing council and instead has fully democratized the CIS. All member nations will have a vote in the new charter.

 

However, since under the old charter the governing council decided on the adoption of such documents, we suggest that the governing council as its last act, ratifies this new charter. We do not feel, however, that the governing council (currently consisting of only Rekamgil and Vocenae) is representative enough to take such action. In accordance with the traditional CIS rules, we suggest that Great UK be promoted to governing council status and that GUK be allowed to vote in ratification of the new charter.

 

If Vocenae agrees we suggest that the new governing council makes two votes:

 

1. Vote to expel Suverina, Italgria, and Mongol-Swedes from the CIS for contravention of the charter and for inactivity.

 

2. Vote to ratify the new charter.

 

If we vote "yes" to number 2 the governing coucil shall be immedieately abolished and all member states shall immediately, and forever thereafter, enjoy equal status in the CIS.

 

Please review the new charter and offer suggestions for improvement. Any suggested improvements will be made and agreed upon prior to the ratification vote.

 

Commonwealth of Independent States Charter

 

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is committed to worldwide peace, cooperation, and friendship. It is a fundamental principle of the Commonwealth of Independent States that no member nation thereof shall ever engage in aggressive war. Instead, all member nations, individually and collectively, shall adhere to the following principles and practices:

 

I. On Membership:

 

**REVISED**Article 1: Any nation may apply to join the Commonwealth of Independent States on the condition that they accept the Commonwealth of Independent States Charter and any subsequent amendments thereto. All applicant nations must, however, await a ratification vote. All member nations will vote on whether to accept new member nations into the CIS. Such a vote will take place whenever a new nation applies to join the CIS.

 

Article 2: Membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States is completely voluntary. Any member nation wishing to leave the Commonwealth of Independent States may do so at any time.

 

**REVISED**Sub-section 2-a: Any nation that does leave the Commonwealth of Independent States may not then commit an offence in contradiction to the charter, and immediately seek re-entrance. Such actions are to be considered an abuse of membership. Any nation that quits the Commonwealth in order to circumvent its charter must formally request re-entrance and the member nations will vote to decide whether such re-entrance is permissible.

 

**NEW** Article 3: Any member nation acting in contravention of the Charter may be subject to expulsion from the CIS. Such expulsion will be decided by an open vote by all member nations. The member nation whose membership is in question is allowed to vote in such referenda.

 

II. On War:

 

Article 4: All member nations shall work tirelessly and earnestly for the prevention of war and the maintenance of peace.

 

Article 5: All member nations shall maintain a policy of strict neutrality, if at all possible.

 

Article 6: No member nation shall attack any other nation in Europa, unless certain circumstances obtain. These circumstances are;

 

Sub-section 6-a: If any member nation is attacked they may defend themselves and engage the enemy in belligerent military activity

 

Sub-section 6-b: In the event that any member nation is attacked, all other member nations are, by default and automatically, at war with the aggressor nation.

 

**REVISED** Sub-section 6-c: However, exceptionally, if the member nation has been attacked because it has unnecessarily provoked attack either by word or by deed, the other Commonwealth of Independent States members reserve the right to block CIS belligerency. An open vote will then be held to decide on CIS belligerency. Any member nation acting in contravention of this collective ruling shall be subject to expulsion from the Commonwealth of Independent States. Any member nation may table a motion calling a vote that will decide whether any member nation invited attack by unnecessary word or deed. The CIS will then vote on whether or not to expel the offending member nation.

 

Sub-section 6-d: It must be noted and accepted by all member nations that their actions, automatically through membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States, will affect all other member nations. For this reason, the above sub-section (6-c) is necessary. Any member nation that acts belligerently, or that invites attack upon itself or other member nations, will be drawing all member nations into belligerency. This must be avoided at all costs because, after all, our main goal is the preservation of peace and neutrality.

 

**REVISED** Sub-section 6-e: If the CIS member states agree that an aggressor nation has broken the customary rules of war by illegally invading another nation without cause, the CIS can recommend armed intervention to halt any unwarranted and illegal aggression. Because such actions might result in the belligerency of all member nations, a 2/3 majority must be achieved before such a decision may be ratified.

 

REMOVED OLD Article 6

 

III. On Humanitarianism

 

Article 7: All member nations shall attempt to alleviate human suffering wherever it occurs.

 

**REVISED**Article 8: Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression will not be tolerated. Therefore, if any member nation suspects the commission of such crimes they are to report such crimes immediately to the Commonwealth of Independent States representative body. All member nations will then decide (in an open vote) upon the action to be taken by the Commonwealth of Independent States. Possible actions will take the form of ? though are not limited to ? the following: economic sanctions, military sanctions, strategic sanctions, armed intervention, humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping operations, peace-making operations, or appeals to the international community for its assistance. Although it is recognized that some of the above courses of action may be considered a Casus Belli by certain nations, member nations will determine for themselves the risks involved in each course of action when voting. As always, our commitment to peace should guide the member nations? decision while voting on CIS intervention, but the alleviation of human suffering might require the taking of normally unwarranted risks. Such intervention must be ratified by a 2/3 majority before it becomes effective.

 

REMOVED OLD ARTICLE 9

 

**REVISED** Article 9: In the event that such a decision is voted down by the member nations, the CIS is obliged to come up with alternate policy. Inaction in the face of human suffering is not permissible under this charter. Alternate policy MUST be arrived at.

 

IV. On Refugees

 

Article 10: Any persons genuinely fleeing war, persecution, ethnic cleansing, genocide, inhumane treatment, illegal judicial prosecution, or any such threats to their person, or their immediate families, will be permitted entrance into the member nations.

 

Sub-section 10-a: Such refugees will be liable to undergo an entrance hearing upon arrival at any member nation. The purpose of such a hearing is to determine the validity of the claimant?s charges. The claimant shall be granted temporary refugee status while their claim is being processed.

 

Sub-section 10-b: Persons seeking refugee status in any member nation who have transgressed any of the principles of this charter and who are fleeing legitimate justice shall not be permitted refugee status. Such persons will be returned to their country of citizenship. For example, if a person who has committed a crime against humanity ? in clear contravention of this charter ? attempts to avoid justice in his/her own country by claiming their life is in danger through legal prosecution, will be abusing this charter. Such criminals will not be allowed entrance.

 

Article 11: All member nations shall accept refugees in their borders. These refugees are legally entitled to settle in any member nation of their choosing.

 

Sub-section 11-a: All member nations must accept their share of refugees. Member nations, however, can limit their acceptance to 25% of total refugees seeking asylum in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

 

Sub-section 11-b: In future, the Commonwealth of Independent States may acquire land not possessed formally by any member nation for the purpose of refugee settlement. Nevertheless, refugees may or may not settle in said land; they may settle in that land, or in any Commonwealth of Independent States member nation. All Commonwealth of Independent States members will share administration, and the costs thereof, associated with the acquisition and maintenance of a ?refugee haven?.

 

V. On Economic Relations:

 

Article 12: All member nations are free to carry on international trade and commerce as each member nation?s government sees fit. The Commonwealth of Independent States cannot interfere, except when the following circumstances obtain:

 

Sub-section 12-a: The Commonwealth of Independent States is at war with any member nation?s trading partner. In such a case, the member nation must sever all economic ties immediately.

 

**REVISED** Sub-section 12-b: The Commonwealth of Independent States has approved economic or other such sanctions that render the normal commercial intercourse between the member nation and the offending nation hazardous or simply non-permissible. In the event that sanctions (or any other actions) have been imposed on an offending nation, member nations may vote to decide whether any or all member nations shall sever economic or diplomatic ties with said offending nation.

 

VI. On National Self-Determination:

 

Article 13: All nations in Europa are to be considered free, sovereign, and independent. No nation shall be subjected to outside interference in the running of its government, unless express, legislative, judiciary, or executive permission has been granted. No member nation shall recognize a ?puppet government?.

 

**NEW** Sub-section 13-a: In the event that humanitarian abuses are being committed by a foreign government, the CIS will tolerate the interruption of that government in the name of humanitarian justice. The CIS will work tirelessly after the humanitarian crisis has ended to restore a native and democratically elected government in the affected nation.

 

**NEW**VII. On Voting in the Commonwealth of Independent States:

 

Article 14: Since all major decisions of the CIS will be decided by a free and open vote by all member states it is necessary that a timeframe be established for all votes. This is necessary because it may take a long time for all member nations to respond to votes. If member nations do not lodge their vote in the agreed time period, it will be assumed that they have abstained from that vote. Therefore, all votes shall be conducted within 24 (Real Life) hours from the time of posting. This is necessary because some decisions will need to be made in haste.

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Vocenae agrees.

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@ Great UK ^ Thanks wink.gif

 

OK. So Vocenae has agreed to GUK joining the Governing Council. Please lodge your votes as follows:

 

1. We hereby expel Suverina, Italgria, and Mongol-Swedes from the CIS. All three nations are welcome to re-apply for membership in the future, but for the purposes of the current reconstruction, the governing council wishes to reinitiate the CIS from its bare bones. Any re-applicaton of the three former members will be voted upon under the new charter, if ratified.

 

Vote: Yes or No

 

2. We, the Governing Council, hereby ratify the new charter. As a result, we agree to the dissolution of the CIS Governing Council and agree to hereby abide by and defend the various articles of the new CIS Charter.

 

Vote: Yes or No

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Rekamgil votes:

 

Motion #1: YES

 

Motion #2: YES

 

(These votes must be unanimous in order to be binding)

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Vocenae Votes:

 

#1:Yes

 

#2:Yes

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Ah, yer breakin me heart...I go away for a couple months to play Soldier in the Mojave desert here in the 'States and you wanna kick me out...

 

Nah, I understand, but now that I am back I'm ready to begin doing stuff.

 

Dunno if I have any voting power anymore, but....

 

Motion #1 Yea, and I will re-apply if necessary to maintain membership...

 

Motion #2 Yea

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Well seems like because I'm outside in my garden for a day or two I can't be in. Oh well, I'll join some other alliance or create my own. biggrin.gif

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drillsergeant.gif DO IT NOW!!! huh.gif

 

Eh, just flowin. Gardens are cool. They're green, which is better than endless brown/tan/really light brown but now quite tan/black(precious shade).

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