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  • The Confederation Government is headed by High-Direktor Sir Adalberto Fabian HCF of Jocospor.

  • Join the World Assembly and endorse the Lady of Loathing of ShrewLlamaLand.

  • Participate in the Imperial Senate:

    • Government: Coalition (UP-VIP) | Opposition: ISV

    • President: The Hon. Sir Andreas Bombarone HCS SU of Ridnez

  • Foreign delegations should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under Valerox.

This is a region of roleplay. No IRL fascists or communists.



Embassies: Abydos, The Slide Countries, Confederacy of Layem, Raxulan Empire, The New Empire of Bunicken, Vangmar II, and Union of Allied States.

The embassy with Confederacy of Layem is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Tags: Anti-Communist, Anti-Fascist, Anti-World Assembly, Enormous, Featured, Isolationist, Liberated, and Totalitarian.

Regional Power: Very High

Confederation of Corrupt Dictators contains 292 nations, the 72nd most in the world.

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The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators

Nations ranked highly have large gaps between the incomes of rich and poor citizens. Nations low on the list have high levels of income equality.

As a region, Confederation of Corrupt Dictators is ranked 2,627th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

1.The Holy Empire of RakBibiStanCorporate Police State“There is nothing because there was nothing”
2.The Rolls Royce of RRCapitalist Paradise“Luxury for you”
3.The Commonwealth of Newrk SerelandCompulsory Consumerist State“Order and Progress”
4.The Colony of NeverineRight-wing Utopia“Unity, Discipline, Work”
5.The Confederacy of YroleCorporate Police State“The weak will always stay weak”
6.The Corporate Bureacracy of KanciaCorporate Police State“Better kill 10,000 innocents than spare one Communist.”
7.The State-Mandated Utopia of TobeladeCorporate Police State“Get off my property.”
8.The Despairs of TribaltyCorporate Police State“Loyalty, Community, Country.”
9.The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotiponyCapitalist Paradise“Have you ever tasted what milk with alochol tastes like”
10.The Dictatorship of AilonedeaCorporate Police State“Don't stand in the way of the Mafia!”
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Imperial Senate Building, Vocryae

As Senator Amen steps down from the podium, Senator Clark stands looking at Senator Hill, they both exchange a nod and Senator Clark begins making his way to the podium, with a black book in hand. Besides the area in front of the President's podium, he places the book to his chest with his left hand and raises his right hand. Clark begins to recite the oath;

"As god and this senate as my witness and upon this bible I swear, that I Willem Clark declare"

“Forthwith, and for all my natural life henceforth, I swear I shall serve my immortal master, the Emperor of Jocospor, and His Confederation of Corrupt Dictators to the greatest extent of my faculties. I shall lead with distinction, with fortitude and with integrity. Always, I will obey the authorities that command me. Always, I will strictly adhere to the laws of my Confederation. Always, I will strive to advance the Emperor, the Shadow Cult, the Confederation, and the principles of dictatorial government. Should I fail in these endeavors, or act seditiously, ignorantly or slothfully, I declare my regional titles forfeit and myself susceptible to just punishment. So help me.

Hail the Confederation!”

As Clark steps away from the podium, he hopes that the faith placed upon him by Senator Hill, will allow him to led the defense efforts of the Confederation to new heights. However deep down he knows that it will take all of his efforts, to repay the debt he now owes Senator Kuo.

Hail the Confederation!

The New Reformed Republic of Wadiyas

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The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony

Essay stickied to the side of the #house-of-the-senate

“Everywhere combined action, the complication of processes dependent upon each other, displaces independent action by individuals. But whoever mentions combined action speaks of organisation; now, is it possible to have organisation without authority?”
- Frederick Engels, On Authority, 1972

Alright, we all know why I’m writing this and so let’s just get to the point since I have a lot to say.

Senator Hill - well now President Hill - attempts to rebuke my entire argument stating succinctly that “that isn't the truth, just a lie to oppress us using hard work as a justification. He is wrong. These lies reflects the sunk-cost fallacy. The idea that just because something that required time and effort was done, that it is now worthy to accept the product so that the undertaking wouldn't be a waste. This a fallacy and a lie, and as such, the statement has no value as an argument.” And “My Presidency doesn’t rebuke the state or the institutions, but only those malignant outgrowths of the institutions which privilege certain actors to the detriment of others. For instance, the Loreaun-Naval-Industrial Complex.”

He counters my argument and then proceeds to provide an alternative, “That the money siphoned away in the form of taxes to fund the Confederation Navy by exclusively contracting with the Loreauans, could be put to much better use by the individual member states in a more rational manner with respect to their local particularities and needs! Regardless, I understand the necessity for a naval branch of some design to exist, but it should not have its own dedicated branch of public expenditure and unique set of rules formulated to govern it, and the fact it does is only a symptom of cronyism, not meritocracy.” I need not to quote his entire mess of an opening term speech, but the general idea he proposes in his speech is as such,

“The Confederation is rife with corruption that seeks to suppress other Confederation Member States, and I plan on fixing it.”

And he plans on deconstructing the current Confederation Government infrastructure from the roots up. In a very much clear goal to return us to a decentralised format from before the ISV’s Great Leap Forward, from before the Imperial Senate’s Rejuvenation in 2021. Resetting the clock back to 2020. Now, many would understand my opposition to President Hill if I arranged it in such a manner. To turn back the years of progress? This is outrageous! And he doesn’t seem to have a plan other than piggybacking off Senator Clark’s reforms in order to replace it all.

But first I would like to focus on a part of Senator Hill’s distaste for the modern Confederation Government. Extensive centralization. With power comes the politicians chasing after it. That is an inevitability of any system. You will have leeches reaching for the levers of powers. The problem with the Confederation is that since it is never truly democratic, leeches will always be all of us. But I digress, Senator Hill dislikes the centralization of power since it is always accompanied by preferential treatment, and supposed grants of privileges. An anti-corruption crusade is always nice for a populist, however his method is a self destructive method. A cytokine storm of the political kind.

“A cytokine storm, also called hypercytokinemia, is a physiological reaction in humans and other animals in which the innate immune system causes an uncontrolled and excessive release of pro-inflammatory signalling molecules called cytokines. Normally, cytokines are part of the body's immune response to infection, but their sudden release in large quantities can cause multisystem organ failure and death.” Says Wikipedia, and what Senator Hill proposes is essentially a cytokine storm in order to root out the corruption by destroying everything else built up. However Senator Hill doesn’t understand the importance of centralisation - and for all its cons - and the pros it brings.

Fredrick Engels writes that in a railway, “Here … the co-operation of an infinite number of individuals is absolutely necessary, and this co-operation must be practised during precisely fixed hours so that no accidents may happen. Here, too, the first condition of the job is a dominant will that settles all subordinate questions, whether this will is represented by a single delegate or a committee charged with the execution of the resolutions of the majority of persona interested. In either case there is a very pronounced authority. Moreover, what would happen to the first train dispatched if the authority of the railway employees over the Hon. passengers were abolished?”

Now let’s take that example and apply it to the Confederation’s Navy. Here, the various navies need to cooperate to work together. The Articles of the Naval Reform Act 2022 essentially help make this much easier with standardisation and the such. Something that Senator Hill apparently hates since he wants to repeal this act. Thus, making it harder in the long run for the Confederation to properly cooperate with the absence of this act.

“Tailspin! That’s whataboutism! President Hill doesn’t like Article II of the Act!”

Yeah so why does he want to remove the entire f*cking Act then? Yet I do have to note that in Article II of the Naval Reform Act, it actually isn’t specified on who’s navy is being supplied. It’s the Confederation Defense Force’s Navy! Not each individual nation! So his entire rhetoric of using the funds in a ‘a more rational manner with respect to their local particularities and needs!’ sinks as this is for a general naval force to protect the entire Confederation. Not just one nation!

In addition, Senator Hill states that “but it should not have its own dedicated branch of public expenditure and unique set of rules formulated to govern it, and the fact it does is only a symptom of cronyism, not meritocracy.”. Doesn’t he know that’s how military budgets work? You assign a bunch to the military, the guys in charge of the military then seperate it among the various branches that have their own rules and contexts? Does Senator Hill know that's how delegation works? Does he?

To me, this merely reflects a man who doesn’t understand how the intricacies of a large bureaucracy works. The Confederation is a large place, it needs a large bureaucracy to process all that data. Senator Hill claims the Confederation Government is over bloated, and his solution is to make it malnourished.

I will not comment on his criticisms of the ISV. I’ll let Bombardone have his day with that if he ever wants to.

It is clear there is one thing else regarding Senator Hill that can be seen by his supposed rhetoric.

First of all, he is inexperienced. Now of course, he recently joined the Senate and jumped straight for the presidency. Impressive. Now we have to watch if he could dance the dance he claimed to dance. After all, bureaucracies demand direction lest they devolve into inertia. Can he whip his subordinates into being loyal and productive? Severely doubtful, we’re watching the new kid at Burger King cook patties. However, as always talk can never live up to hard work. Does he has the fingers for his tongue, or are they brittle?

And Secondly, he is arrogant. He seems to think he is entirely right, self sufficient in of himself. No creature is self sufficient, and this will be his downfall if he is entirely right. It doesn’t matter if someone is right or wrong in the Confederation. After all, we’ve rejected morality all except that the Emperor is right, in absence of objective morality anything is permissible, including the genocide around the corner. Senator Hill is as amoral as the tinpot dictators of the Confederation, who are scum. And he claims to stand for the decadent and aloof, for those who care not for this great Confederation. This Confederation has a social contract and he aims to make sure that those who do not work still eat. And with that he plants the seeds of destruction of Confederation infrastructure. I weep. I do! But alas, he is now President.

Thirdly, he isn’t as above the fascists he claims to be.

After all, this is the Confederation. Do you really expect a rabbit can survive in these halls?

I don’t think so. Now think, he has sharks around him. The ISV doesn’t like an upstart. Senator Kuo’s already eyeing the gun. And here I am, sipping on some wine. It is a game of political chess that awaits Senator Hill. To reform the Confederation requires a single voice of approval to be plausible.

A Jocospite’s to be exact.

I wonder how Senator Hill would fare in the eyes of the powers that be would be for facing down the accomplishments of their last champion, Bombardone.

I really wonder sometimes.

Hmm, oh well. Have Senator Hill, or would I say, President Hill? It’s been fun backing forth with you, but its clear that you’ll have a much bigger problem soon. Games will have to be played. Do you have a spine or merely a nice tongue. I don’t know, but I’m leaning towards the latter since you wanted to see if I wanted to join your cabinet as undersecretary of defence under Clark’s reforms, and were more than willing to tread back on your promises to the people if I had accepted. But alas, I actually have a spine.

Have a nice day.

Oh and before I end this essay, I don’t see any proof of the Grand Admiral sourcing exclusively from Lourean naval manufacturers. Must be a nice donkey you’re pulling these information out from.

Hail the Confederation!

The United States of Threstlia

The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony

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THE CONFEDERATION STANDARDISED PASSPORT ACT 2022 AD
CONFEDERATION OF CORRUPT DICTATORS

DRAFT

PREAMBLE

Understanding the dire need for a unified format for passports of Confederation Member States in order to ensure ease of usage, ease of travel, ease of diplomatic relations, and such, the Confederation Standardised Passport Act 2022 AD aims to help the Confederation adopt a standard passport format for ease of usage between government authorities within the Confederation and assist in creating a unified identity among Confederation Member States.

I. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE UNIFORM PASSPORT
  1. The passport format will be uniform. The format will be decided upon by a working party taking into account technical problems and in particular those posed by the possible insertion of a laminated card.

    Should a laminated card be inserted, it should have the dimensions stated in the draft recommendation by Jocospite Civil Aviation Authorities.

  2. Regarding the cover of the Passport.

    1. The colour of it shall be blue.

    2. Information on the cover shall include the following information in the following order,

      1. The words ‘Confederation Community’,

      2. Name of the State issuing the passport,

      3. Emblem of the State issuing the passport,

      4. The word ‘Passport’.

      5. In addition, the words ‘Confederation Community’ and the Name of the State should be in a similar typeface.

    3. The language used to print out the information on the cover will be given in the language of the State issuing the passport.

    4. Inside the cover, each State may provide whatever information it chooses, with this optional information being printed in the State’s official language.

  3. Regarding the number of pages, the passport shall contain 32 pages. However, a passport containing more pages may be issued to people who travel frequently. The number of pages in the passport will appear at the bottom of the last page. This information will be given in arabic numbers and the official language of the Confederation.

  4. Regarding the first page.

    1. it will contain the following items in the order given below.

      1. the words 'Confederation Community',

      2. name of the State issuing the passport,

      3. the Confederation Seal,

      4. the word 'Passport'.

      5. In addition, the words ‘Confederation Community’ and the Name of the State should be in a similar typeface.

    2. This information will be given in the official language of the Confederation.

    3. The serial number of the passport will also be given on this page. The serial number may also be repeated on the other pages.

  5. The passport will contain either a laminated page, or a conventional identification page.

    1. The laminated page and the conventional identification page will contain the same information, namely:

      1. surname;

      2. forename(s);

      3. nationality;

      4. date of birth;

      5. sex;

      6. place of birth;

      7. date of issue;

      8. date of expiry;

      9. authority;

      10. signature of holder.

    2. The previously mentioned information shall.

      1. be provided in the official language of the State issuing the passport and in the official language of the Confederation.

    3. A photograph of the holder will appear on the laminated page or on the conventional identification page. Which will comply with the standards of the Jocospite Civil Aviation Authorities

  6. Regarding the following page.

    1. Confederation Member States may include on this page information on:

      1. residence;

      2. height;

      3. colour of eyes;

      4. extension of the passport.

    2. The previously mentioned information shall.

      1. be provided in the official language of the State issuing the passport and in the official language of the Confederation.

  7. Regarding the following page after the one described in Article I.vi, the page

    1. should be reserved:

      1. for details concerning the spouse of the holder of the passport for those Member States which issue a family passport,

      2. for details concerning children accompanying the holder of the passport; these details should cover the name, first name, date of birth and sex of such children,

      3. for, in relevant cases, the photographs of the spouse and the children.

    2. The previously mentioned information shall.

      1. be provided in the official language of the State issuing the passport and in the official language of the Confederation.

  8. Regarding the following page after the one described in Article I.vii, the page

    1. should be reserved for the authorities responsible for issuing the passport.

    2. The Information at the top of this page shall.

      1. be provided in the official language of the State issuing the passport and in the official language of the Confederation.

  9. Regarding the pages after the one described in Article 1.8, these pages will be reserved for visas. They will be numbered with Arabic numerals and left blank.

  10. Inside the back cover of the passport, each Confederation Member State may print here any information and/or recommendations it chooses in its own official language(s).

II. SCOPE OF ADOPTION
  1. This uniform passport will be available to all Citizens and Nationals of Confederation Member States as Member State Law dictates.

  2. Confederation Member States may issue this passport to other persons.

  3. Confederation Member States may in certain special cases issue passports in another form, e.g. diplomatic or service passports

  4. If necessary in particular cases, Confederation Member States may, without prejudice to the passport to be drawn up in accordance with this resolution, continue to issue the old type of passport.

III. ADOPTION
  1. This Act will come into force seven days after its passing.

  2. Confederation Member States who choose to follow the new uniform passport, are encouraged to do so within the next three (3) years to start the process of adoption and to end the process of adoption within the next eight (8) years relative to the start of their process of adoption.


Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
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THE CONFEDERATION TRAVELLING STANDARDS AND OTHER MINUTE DETAILS ACT 2022 AD
CONFEDERATION OF CORRUPT DICTATORS

DRAFT

PREAMBLE

Realising that the needs of a uniting Confederation currently lacks the necessary united standards and regulations to properly allow closer integration, the Confederation Travel Standards and Other Minute Details Act of 2022 AD aims to rectify this and provide certain standards to allow for the Confederation to cooperate closer by taking notes by already present conventions such as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and other such international agreements.

Chapter 1 - Regarding Citizens in other Territory

I. Entry of Confederation Nationals into Confederation Territory in Regards to Travel and Trade

  1. In general, in the event of a Confederation National of a Confederation Member State - to be referred as ‘A’ - entering into the territory of another Confederation Member State - to be referred as ‘B’ - the National of ‘A’ is subject to the laws of ‘B’.

  2. In order for Article I.1 to be fair and just, all Confederation Member States must issue public statements regarding the various laws and directives a traveller must be notified upon, which include but are not limited to:

    1. National Security,

    2. National Public Decency,

    3. Insurance,

    4. Indigenous Law,

    5. Social Law,

    6. Telecommunications, &

    7. Littering

  3. The information issued in these public statements must be:

    1. in readable format,

    2. presented in the official language of the Confederation and of Jocospor,

    3. presented in a format easily transferable between Confederation Member States’ Governments.

  4. Confederation Member States that fall into the B category as according to Article I.i, must endeavour to remind the entering citizen from A regarding the relevant laws pursuant to their reason for entry.

  5. Confederation Member States that fall into the A category as according to Article I.i, must endeavour to remind the entering citizen from A to enter into B regarding the relevant laws pursuant to their entry.

  6. Confederation Member States may also regulate entry into their nations utilising ‘visas’ or any other preferred method

II. Temporary Stay in Foreign Countries in regards to travel and trade.

  1. In the event of a citizen of A - as according to Article I.i - stays in country B - as according to Article I.i, the law that applies to the citizen of A is of the country of B.

  2. In the event of a citizen of A violating a law in country of B, prosecution of citizen of A is pursuant to country of B.

  3. In the event of a citizen of A violating a law in country B, the government of the country of B must inform the government of country of A regarding the violation and subsequent arrest in order to ensure transparency.

    1. Country A does not have the right to demand Country B to release the arrested citizen, however they are allowed to provide assistance in getting legal and financial assistance throughout the legal process.

  4. In the event of a citizen of A staying in country B as according to Article II.ii, citizen of A is to be given rights as expected of a Confederation Citizen within a fellow Confederation Member State.

  5. Country B retains the right to demand the citizen of A to leave the nation at any time, in a reasonable timeframe.

  6. Citizens of country A retains the right to access to Food, Electricity, and Judicial Representation regardless of Country B's laws regarding the matter during their temporary state in country B.

III. Change of Stay to Foreign Countries

  1. The issue of emigration shall be addressed according to each Confederation Member State.

  2. In the event that emigration is allowed, Confederation Member States should endeavour to provide the necessary information for emigration for foreign nationals.

    1. Such information should be provided in:

      1. a readable and understandable format,

      2. presented in the official language of the Confederation and of Jocospor,

      3. presented in a format easily transferable between Confederation Member States’ Governments.

  3. The necessary information provided should include:

    1. Laws regarding property,

    2. Laws regarding work,

    3. Laws regarding personal freedoms,

    4. Laws regarding political freedoms,

    5. And any other law that provides information for a citizen to live out a proper life.

  4. As Article II.i, any foreign national that stays in a Confederation Member State are subject to that Confederation Member State’s Laws.

IV. Regarding Aviation and Naval Travel

  1. This Act hereby reasserts the Confederation Law of the Sea Act 2022 AD’s protocols regarding entry into a Confederation Member State’s waters.

  2. This Act hereby reasserts the International Civil Aviation Act 2022’s protocols regarding entry into a Confederation Member State’s airspace.

  3. In order to ensure transparency and ease of information access, as pursuant to the International Civil Aviation Act 2022 Article V.v, Confederation Member States’ Civil Aviation Authorities are compelled to share their databases of registered civilian aircraft to other Confederation Member States.

  4. In order to ensure transparency and ease of information access, Confederation Member States’ Civil Naval Authorities are compelled to share their databases of registered civilian use ships to other Confederation Member States.

    1. In the event that a Confederation Member State does not currently hold a database of such ships, they are compelled to create a database of such.

  5. Each Confederation Member State undertakes to provide such measures of assistance to ships in distress in its territory or Exclusive Economic Zone as it may find practicable, and to permit, subject to control by its own authorities, the owners of the shipor authorities of the Confederation Member State in which the ship is registered to provide such measures of assistance as may be necessitated by the circumstances. Each contracting Confederation Member State, when undertaking search for missing ship, will collaborate in coordinated measures which may be recommended from time to time pursuant to this Act.

  6. In the event of an accident to a ship of a Confederation Member State occurring in the territory of another Confederation Member State, and involving death or serious injury, or indicating serious technical defect in the aircraft or naval navigation facilities, the Confederation Member State in which the accident occurs will institute an inquiry into the circumstances of the accident, in accordance, so far as its laws permit, with the procedure which may be recommended by the proper authorities. The Confederation Member State in which the ship is registered shall be given the opportunity to appoint observers to be present at the inquiry and the Confederation Member State holding the inquiry shall communicate the report and findings in the matter to that Confederation Member State and the Confederation Government .

    1. If a Confederation Member State recognises a better authority to launch an inquiry, they shall cede authority to this authority who shall carry out the responsibility of carrying out the inquiry.

  7. Each contracting Confederation Member State undertakes, so far as it may find practicable, to:

    1. Provide, in its territory,ports, radio services, meteorological services and other naval navigation facilities to facilitate international naval navigation, in accordance with the standards and practises recommended or established from time to time, pursuant to this Act;

    2. Adopt and put into operation the appropriate standard systems of communications procedure, codes, markings, signals, lighting, facilities, and other operational practises and rules which may be recommended or established from time to time, pursuant to this Act;

    3. Collaborate in international measures to secure the publication of nacal maps and charts in accordance with standards which may be recommended or established from time to time, pursuant to this Act.

Chapter II - Regarding Consular Relations

V. Establishment of Consular Relations

  1. The establishment of consular relations between States takes place via mutual consent.

  2. The consent given to the establishment of diplomatic relations between two States implies, unless otherwise stated, consent to the establishment of consular relations.

  3. The severance of diplomatic relations does not directly lead to the severance of consular relations.

  4. A consular post may be established in the territory of the receiving Confederation Member State only with that Confederation Member State's consent.

  5. The seat of the consular post, its classification and the consular district shall be established by the sending State and shall be subject to the approval of the receiving Confederation Member State.

  6. Subsequent changes in the seat of the consular post, its classification or the consular district may be made by the sending Confederation Member State only with the consent of the receiving Confederation Member State.

  7. The consent of the receiving Confederation Member State shall also be required if a consulate- general or a consulate desires to open a vice-consulate or a consular agency in a locality other than that in which it is itself established.

  8. The prior express consent of the receiving Confederation Member State shall also be required for the opening of an office forming part of an existing consular post elsewhere than at the seat thereof.

  9. In the event of the severance of consular relations between two Confederation Member States:

    1. the receiving Confederation Member State shall, even in case of armed conflict, respect and protect the consular premises, together with the property of the consular post and the consular archives;

    2. the sending Confederation Member State may entrust the custody of the consular premises, together with the property contained therein and the consular archives, to a third Confederation Member State acceptable to the receiving Confederation Member State;

    3. the sending Confederation Member State may entrust the protection of its interests and those of its nationals to a third Confederation Member State acceptable to the receiving Confederation Member State.

  10. In the event of the temporary or permanent closure of a consular post, the provisions of Article V.ix.a shall apply. In addition,

    1. if the sending State, although not represented in the receiving Confederation Member State by a diplomatic mission, has another consular post in the territory of that Confederation Member State, that consular post may be entrusted with the custody of the premises of the consular post which has been closed, together with the property contained therein and the consular archives, and, with the consent of the receiving Confederation Member State, with the exercise of consular functions in the district of that consular post; or

    2. if the sending Confederation Member State has no diplomatic mission and no other consular post in the receiving State, the provisions of Article V.IX.b and Article V.IX.c shall apply.

VI. Consular Functions

  1. Consular functions between Confederation Member States shall include:

    1. protecting in the receiving Confederation Member State the interests of the sending Confederation Member State and of its nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, within the limits permitted by international and Confederation law;

    2. furthering the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the sending Confederation Member State and the receiving Confederation Member State and otherwise promoting friendly relations between them in accordance with the provisions of the Act;

    3. ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the commercial, economic, cultural and scientific life of the receiving Confederation Member State, reporting thereon to the Government of the sending Confederation Member State and giving information to persons interested;

    4. issuing passports and travel documents to nationals of the sending Confederation Member State, and visas or appropriate documents to persons wishing to travel to the sending Confederation Member State ;

    5. helping and assisting nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending Confederation Member State ;

    6. acting as notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind, and performing certain functions of an administrative nature, provided that there is nothing contrary thereto in the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State ;

    7. safeguarding the interests of nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending Confederation Member State in cases of succession mortis causa in the territory of the receiving Confederation Member State, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State ;

    8. safeguarding, within the limits imposed by the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State, the interests of minors and other persons lacking full capacity who are nationals of the sending Confederation Member State, particularly where any guardianship or trusteeship is required with respect to such persons ;

    9. subject to the practices and procedures obtaining in the receiving Confederation Member State, representing or arranging appropriate representation for nationals of the sending Confederation Member State before the tribunals and other authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State, for the purpose of obtaining, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State, provisional measures for the preservation of the rights and interests of these nationals, where, because of absence or any other reason, such nationals are unable at the proper time to assume the defence of their rights and interests;

    10. transmitting judicial and extrajudicial documents or executing letters rogatory or commissions to take evidence for the courts of the sending Confederation Member State in accordance with international and/or Confederation agreements in force or, in the absence of such international agreements, in any other manner compatible with the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State ;

    11. exercising rights of supervision and inspection provided for in the laws and regulations of the sending State in respect of vessels having the nationality of the sending Confederation Member State, and of aircraft registered in that sending Confederation Member State, and in respect of their crews ;

    12. extending assistance to vessels and aircraft mentioned in sub-paragraph (k) of this Article and to their crews, taking statements regarding the voyage of a vessel, examining and stamping the ship's papers, and, without prejudice to the powers of the authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State, conducting investigations into any incidents which occurred during the voyage, and settling disputes of any kind between the master, the officers and the seamen in so far as this may be authorised by the laws and regulations of the sending Confederation Member State;

    13. performing any other functions entrusted to a consular post by the sending Confederation Member State which are not prohibited by the laws and regulations of the receiving State or to which no objection is taken by the receiving Confederation Member State or which are referred to in the international and/or Confederation agreements in force between the sending Confederation Member State and the receiving Confederation Member State.

  2. A consular officer may, in special circumstances, with the consent of the receiving Confederation Member State, exercise his functions outside his consular district.

  3. The sending Confederation Member State may, after notifying the States concerned, entrust a consular post established in a particular Confederation Member State with the exercise of consular functions in another Confederation Member State, unless there is express objection by one of the States concerned.

VII. Consular Officials

  1. The head of a consular post shall be provided by the sending Confederation Member State with a document, in the form of a commission or similar instrument, made out for each appointment, certifying his/her capacity and showing, as a general rule, his/her full name, his/her capacity and task, the consular district and the seat of the consular post.

  2. The sending Confederation Member State shall transmit the commission or similar instrument through the diplomatic or other appropriate channel to the Government of the Confederation Member State in whose territory the head of a consular post is to exercise his functions.

  3. If the receiving Confederation Member State agrees, the sending Confederation Member State may, instead of a commission or similar instrument, send to the receiving State a notification containing the particulars required by Article VII.i.

  4. As soon as the head of a consular post is admitted even provisionally to the exercise of his functions, the receiving Confederation Member State shall immediately notify the competent authorities of the consular district. It shall also ensure that the necessary measures are taken to enable the head of a consular post to carry out the duties of his office and to have the benefit of the provisions of the present Act.

  5. The details of the staff present within the consular post is up to the discretion and choice of the sending Confederation Member State. The receiving Confederation Member State may request to the sending Confederation Member State a full detail of the staff present in the consular post.

    1. In the absence of an express agreement as to the size of the consular staff, the receiving Confederation Member State may require that the size of the staff be kept within limits considered by it to be reasonable and normal, having regard to circumstances and conditions in the consular district and to the needs of the particular post.

  6. In a State where the sending Confederation Member State has no diplomatic mission and is not represented by a diplomatic mission of a third Confederation Member State, a consular officer may, with the consent of the receiving State, and without affecting his consular status, be authorised to perform diplomatic acts. The performance of such acts by a consular officer shall not confer upon him any right to claim diplomatic privileges and immunities.

  7. A consular officer may, after notification addressed to the receiving Confederation Member State, act as representative of the sending Confederation Member State to any intergovernmental organisation. When so acting, he shall be entitled to enjoy any privileges and immunities accorded to such a representative by customary international law or by international agreements or by Confederation Law; however, in respect of the performance by him of any consular function, he shall not be entitled to any greater immunity from jurisdiction than that to which a consular officer is entitled under the present Act.

  8. Regarding the nationality of consular officers.

    1. Consular officers should, in principle, have the nationality of the sending Confederation Member State.

    2. Consular officers may not be appointed from among persons having the nationality of the receiving Confederation Member State except with the express consent of that Confederation Member State which may be withdrawn at any time.

    3. The receiving Confederation Member State may reserve the same right with regard to nationals of a third State who are not also nationals of the sending Confederation Member State.

  9. The receiving Confederation Member State may at any time notify the sending Confederation Member State that a consular officer is persona non grata or that any other member of the consular staff is not acceptable. In that event, the sending Confederation Member State shall, as the case may be, either recall the person concerned or terminate his functions with the consular post.

    1. If the sending Confederation Member State refuses or fails within a reasonable time to carry out its obligations under Article VII.ix, the receiving Confederation Member State may, as the case may be, cease to consider him as a member of the consular staff.

    2. A person appointed as a member of a consular post may be declared unacceptable before arriving in the territory of the receiving Confederation Member State or, if already in the receiving Confederation Member State, before entering on his duties with the consular post. In any such case, the sending Confederation Member State State shall withdraw his appointment.

    3. In the previous two cases, the receiving Confederation Member State is not obliged to give to the sending Confederation Member State reasons for its decision.

  10. The functions of a member of a consular post shall come to an end when:

    1. on notification by the sending Confederation Member State to the receiving Confederation Member State that his functions have come to an end;

    2. on notification by the receiving Confederation Member State to the sending Confederation Member State that the receiving Confederation Member State has ceased to consider him as a member of the consular staff.

  11. The receiving Confederation Member State shall, even in case of armed conflict, grant to members of the consular post and members of the private staff, other than nationals of the receiving Confederation Member State, and to members of their families forming part of their house holds irrespective of nationality, the necessary time and facilities to enable them to prepare their departure and to leave at the earliest possible moment after the termination of the functions of the members concerned. In particular, it shall, in case of need, place at their disposal the necessary means of transport for themselves and their property other than property acquired in the receiving State the export of which is prohibited at the time of departure.

  12. Regarding Freedom of Communication.

    1. The receiving Confederation Member State shall permit and protect freedom of communication on the part of the consular post for all official purposes. In communicating with the Government, the diplomatic missions and other consular posts, wherever situated, of the sending State, the consular post may employ all appropriate means, including diplomatic or consular couriers, diplomatic or consular bags and messages in code or cipher. However, the consular post may install and use a wireless transmitter only with the consent of the receiving Confederation Member State.

    2. The official correspondence of the consular post shall be inviolable. Official correspondence means all correspondence relating to the consular post and its functions.

    3. The consular bag shall be neither open nor detained. Nevertheless, if the competent authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State have serious reason to believe that the bag contains something other than the correspondence, documents or articles referred to in Article VIII.viii.d, they may request that the bag be opened in their presence by an authorised representative of the sending Confederation Member State. If this request is refused by the authorities of the sending Confederation Member State, the bag shall be returned to its place of origin.

    4. The packages constituting the consular bag shall bear visible external marks of their character and may contain only official correspondence and documents, or articles intended exclusively for official use, most importantly originating from the sending Confederation Member State.

    5. The consular courier shall be provided with an official document indicating his status and the number of packages constituting the consular bag. Except with the consent of the receiving Confederation Member State he shall be neither a national of the receiving Confederation Member State, nor, unless he is a national of the sending Confederation Member State, a permanent resident of the receiving Confederation Member State. In the performance of his functions he shall be protected by the receiving Confederation Member State. He shall enjoy personal inviolability and shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention.

  13. With a view to facilitating the exercise of consular functions relating to nationals of the sending Confederation Member State within the receiving Confederation Member State:

    1. consular officers shall be free to communicate with nationals of the sending Confederation Member State and to have access to them. Citizens of the sending Confederation Member State shall have the same freedom with respect to communication with and access to consular officers of the sending Confederation Member State;

    2. If he so requests, the competent authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State shall, without delay, inform the consular post of the sending Confederation Member State if, within its consular district, a national of that State is arrested or committed to prison or to custody pending trial or is detained in any other manner. Any communication addressed to the consular post by the person arrested, in prison, custody or detention shall be forwarded by the said authorities without delay. The said authorities shall inform the person concerned without delay of his rights as according to Article VII.XIII.c,

    3. Consular officers shall have the right to visit a national of the sending Confederation Member State who is in prison, custody or detention, to converse and correspond with him and to arrange for his legal representation. They shall also have the right to visit any national of the sending Confederation Member State who is in prison, custody or detention in their district in pursuance of a judgement. Nevertheless, consular officers shall refrain from taking action on behalf of a national who is in prison, custody or detention if he expressly opposes such action.

    4. The rights referred to in Article VII.XIII.a shall be exercised in conformity with the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State, subject to the provision, however, that the said laws and regulations must enable full effect to be given to the purposes for which the rights accorded under Article VII.XIII are intended.

  14. If the relevant information is available to the competent authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State, such authorities shall have the duty:

    1. in the case of the death of a national of the sending Confederation Member State, to inform without delay the consular post in whose district the death occurred;

    2. to inform the competent consular post without delay of any case where the appointment of a guardian or trustee appears to be in the interests of a minor or other person lacking full capacity who is a national of the sending Confederation Member State. The giving of this information shall, however, be without prejudice to the operation of the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State concerning such appointments;

    3. if a vessel, having the nationality of the sending Confederation Member State, is wrecked or runs aground in the territorial sea or internal waters of the receiving Confederation Member State, or if an aircraft registered in the sending Confederation Member State suffers an accident on the territory of the receiving Confederation Member SState, to inform without delay the consular post nearest to the scene of the occurrence.

  15. In the exercise of their functions, consular officers may address:

    1. the competent local authorities of their consular district;

    2. the competent central authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State if and to the extent that this is allowed by the laws, regulations and usages of the receiving State or by the relevant international agreements.

  16. The receiving Confederation Member State shall treat consular officers with due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on their person, freedom or dignity.

  17. Regarding the Personal Inviolability of consular officers

    1. Consular officers shall not be liable to arrest or detention pending trial, except in the case of a grave crime and pursuant to a decision by the competent judicial authority.

    2. Except in the case specified in Article VII.XVII.a, consular officers shall not be committed to prison or be liable to any other form of restriction on their personal freedom save in execution of a judicial decision of final effect.

    3. If criminal proceedings are instituted against a consular officer, he must appear before the competent authorities. Nevertheless, the proceedings shall be conducted with the respect due to him by reason of his official position and, except in the case specified in Article VII.XVII.a, in a manner which will hamper the exercise of consular functions as little as possible. When, in the circumstances mentioned in Article VII.XVII.a, it has become necessary to detain a consular officer, the proceedings against him shall be instituted with the minimum of delay.

  18. In the event of the arrest or detention, pending trial, of a member of the consular staff, or of criminal proceedings being instituted against him, the receiving Confederation Member State shall promptly notify the head of the consular post. Should the latter be himself the object of any such measure, the receiving Confederation Member State shall notify the sending Confederation Member State through the diplomatic channel.

  19. Consular officers and consular employees shall not be amenable to the jurisdiction of the judicial or administrative authorities of the receiving State in respect of acts performed in the exercise of consular functions.

    1. The provisions shall not, however, apply in respect of a civil action either:

      1. arising out of a contract concluded by a consular officer or a consular employee in which he did not contract expressly or impliedly as an agent of the sending State; or

      2. by a third party for damage arising from an accident in the receiving State caused by a vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

  20. Members of a consular post may be called upon to attend as witnesses in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings. A consular employee or a member of the service staff shall not, except in the cases mentioned in subclause 2 of this clause, decline to give evidence. If a consular officer should decline to do so, no coercive measure or penalty may be applied to him.

    1. The authority requiring the evidence of a consular officer shall avoid interference with the performance of his functions. It may, when possible, take such evidence at his residence or at the consular post or accept a statement from him in writing.

    2. Members of a consular post are under no obligation to give evidence concerning matters connected with the exercise of their functions or to produce official correspondence and documents relating thereto. They are also entitled to decline to give evidence as expert witnesses with regard to the law of the sending Confederation Member State.

  21. The Confederation Member State may at any time waive the immunities and privileges provided within this act.

    1. The waiver of immunity from jurisdiction for the purposes of civil or administrative proceedings shall not be deemed to imply the waiver of immunity from the measures of execution resulting from the judicial decision; in respect of such measures, a separate waiver shall be necessary.

  22. Regarding Specific Exemptions for Consular Officers, Consular Officers are exempted from:

    1. registration of aliens and residence permits.

      1. Consular officers and consular employees and members of their families forming part of their households shall be exempt from all obligations under the laws and regulations of the receiving confederation Member State in regard to the registration of aliens and residence permits.

      2. The provisions of such shall not, however, apply to any consular employee who is not a permanent employee of the sending Confederation Member State or who carries on any private gainful occupation in the receiving Confederation Member State or to any member of the family of any such employee.

    2. Work permits.

      1. Members of the consular post shall, with respect to services rendered for the sending Confederation Member State, be exempt from any obligations in regard to work permits imposed by the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State concerning the employment of foreign labour.

      2. Members of the private staff of consular officers and of consular employees shall, if they do not carry on any other gainful occupation in the receiving Confederation Member State, be exempt from the obligations referred to in Article VIII.XXII.b.i.

    3. Taxation.

      1. Consular officers and consular employees and members of their families forming part of their households shall be exempt from all dues and taxes, personal or real, national, regional or municipal, except :

        1. indirect taxes of a kind which are normally incorporated in the price of goods or services;

        2. dues or taxes on private immovable property situated in the territory of the receiving Confederation Member State, subject to the provisions of Article VIII.V;

        3. estate, succession or inheritance duties, and duties on transfers, levied by the receiving Confederation Member State;

        4. dues and taxes on private income, including capital gains, having its source in the receiving State and capital taxes relating to investments made in commercial or financial undertakings in the receiving Confederation Member State;

        5. charges levied for specific services rendered;

        6. registration, court or record fees, mortgage dues and stamp duties, subject to the provisions of Article VII.V.

      2. Members of the service staff shall be exempt from dues and taxes on the wages which they receive for their services.

      3. Members of the consular post who employ persons whose wages or salaries are not exempt from income tax in the receiving Confederation Member State shall observe the obligations which the laws and regulations of that State impose upon employers concerning the levying of income tax.

    4. Custom duties and Inspection

      1. The receiving Confederation Member State shall, in accordance with such laws and regulations as it may adopt, permit entry of and grant exemption from all customs duties, taxes, and related charges other than charges for storage, cartage and similar services, on :

        1. articles for the official use of the consular post;

        2. articles for the personal use of a consular officer or members of his family forming part of his household, including articles intended for his establishment. The articles intended for consumption shall not exceed the quantities necessary for direct utilization by the persons concerned.

      2. Consular employees shall enjoy the privileges and exemptions specified in Article VII.XXII.D.1 in respect of articles imported at the time of first installation.

      3. Personal baggage accompanying consular officers and members of their families forming part of their households shall be exempt from inspection. It may be inspected only if there is serious reason to believe that it contains articles other than those referred to in Article VII.XXII.D.1.b , or articles the import or export of which is prohibited by the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State or which are subject to its quarantine laws and regulations. Such inspection shall be carried out in the presence of the consular officer or member of his family concerned.

    5. Personal services and contributions

      1. The receiving Confederation Member State shall exempt members of the consular post and members of their families forming part of their households from all personal services, from all public service of any kind whatsoever, and from military obligations such as those connected with requisitioning, military contributions and billeting.

  23. Every member of the consular post shall enjoy the privileges and immunities provided in the present Act from the moment he enters the territory of the receiving State on proceeding to take up his post or, if already in its territory, from the moment when he enters on his duties with the consular post.

    1. Members of the family of a member of the consular post forming part of his household and members of his private staff shall receive the privileges and immunities provided in the present Act from the date from which he enjoys privileges and immunities in accordance with Article VII.XXIII or from the date of their entry into the territory of the receiving State or from the date of their becoming a member of such family or private staff, whichever is the latest.

    2. When the functions of a member of the consular post have come to an end, his privileges and immunities and those of a member of his family forming part of his household or a member of his private staff shall normally cease at the moment when the person concerned leaves the receiving Confederation Member State or on the expiry of a reasonable period in which to do so, whichever is the sooner, but shall subsist until that time, even in case of armed conflict. In the case of the persons referred to in Article VII.XXIII.a of this article, their privileges and immunities shall come to an end when they cease to belong to the household or to be in the service of a member of the consular post provided, however, that if such persons intend leaving the receiving Confederation Member State within a reasonable period thereafter, their privileges and immunities shall subsist until the time of their departure.

    3. However, with respect to acts performed by a consular officer or a consular employee in the exercise of his functions, immunity from jurisdiction shall continue to subsist without limitation of time.

    4. In the event of the death of a member of the consular post, the members of his family forming part of his household shall continue to enjoy the privileges and immunities accorded to them until they leave the receiving Confederation Member State or until the expiry of a reasonable period enabling them to do so, whichever is the sooner.

  24. Members of the consular post shall comply with any requirements imposed by the laws and regulations of the receiving Confederation Member State, in respect of insurance against third party risks arising from the use of any vehicle, vessel or aircraft.

  25. Career consular officers shall not carry on for personal profit any professional or commercial activity in the receiving Confederation Member State. Privileges and immunities provided shall not be accorded:

    1. to consular employees or to members of the service staff who carry on any private gainful occupation in the receiving Confederation Member State;

    2. to members of the family of a person referred to personnel in Article VII.XXV.a or to members of his private staff;

    3. to members of the family of a member of a consular post who themselves carry on any private gainful occupation in the receiving Confederation Member State.

VIII. Consular Facilities

  1. The receiving Confederation Member State shall accord full facilities for the performance of the functions of the consular post.

  2. Regarding the use of national flags and the coat of arms,

    1. The sending Confederation Member State shall have the right to the use of its national flag and coat-of-arms in the receiving State in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII.ii.

    2. The national flag of the sending Confederation Member State may be flown and its coat-of-arms displayed on the building occupied by the consular post and at the entrance door thereof, on the residence of the head of the consular post and on his means of transport when used on official business.

    3. In the exercise of the right accorded by this Article VIII.ii regard shall be had to the laws, regulations and usages of the receiving Confederation Member State.

  3. Regarding Accommodation,

    1. The receiving Confederation Member State shall either facilitate the acquisition on its territory, in accordance with its laws and regulations, by the sending State of premises necessary for its consular post or assist the latter in obtaining accommodation in some other way.

    2. It shall also, where necessary, assist the consular post in obtaining suitable accommodation for its members.

  4. Regarding specific provisions towards the Consular Premises.

    1. Consular premises shall be inviolable to the extent provided in Article VIII.iv.

    2. The authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State shall not enter that part of the consular premises which is used exclusively for the purpose of the work of the consular post except with the consent of the head of the consular post or of his designee or of the head of the diplomatic mission of the sending State. The consent of the head of the consular post may, however, be assumed in case of fire or other disaster requiring prompt protective action.

    3. Subject to the provisions of Article VIII.iv.b, the receiving Confederation Member State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the consular premises against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the consular post or impairment of its dignity.

    4. The consular premises, their furnishings, the property of the consular post and its means of transport shall be immune from any form of requisition for purposes of national defence or public utility. If expropriation is necessary for such purposes, all possible steps shall be taken to avoid impeding the performance of consular functions, and prompt, adequate and effective compensation shall be paid to the sending Confederation Member State.

  5. Consular premises and the residence of the career head of consular post of which the sending State or any person acting on its behalf is the owner or lessee shall be exempt from all national, regional or municipal dues and taxes whatsoever, other than such as represent payment for specific services rendered. The exemption from taxation referred to shall not apply to such dues and taxes if, under the law of the receiving Confederation Member State, they are payable by the person who contracted with the sending Confederation Member State or with the person acting on its behalf.

  6. The consular archives and documents shall be inviolable at all times and wherever they may be.

  7. Subject to its laws and regulations concerning zones entry into which is prohibited or regulated for reasons of national security, the receiving Confederation Member State shall ensure freedom of movement and travel in its territory to all members of the consular post.

  8. The consular post may levy in the territory of the receiving Confederation Member State the fees and charges provided by the laws and regulations of the sending Confederation Member State for consular acts.

    1. The sums collected in the form of the fees and charges referred to, and the receipts for such fees and charges, shall be exempt from all dues and taxes in the receiving Confederation Member State.

IX. In Regards to Third States and Consular Officers

  1. If a consular officer passes through or is in the territory of a third Confederation Member State, which has granted him a visa if a visa was necessary, while proceeding to take up or return to his post or when returning to the sending Confederation Member State, the third Confederation Member State shall accord to him all immunities provided for by the other articles of the present Act as may be required to ensure his transit or return. The same shall apply in the case of any member of his family forming part of his household enjoying such privileges and immunities who are accompanying the consular officer or travelling separately to join him or to return to the sending Confederation Member State.

  2. In circumstances similar to those specified in Article IX.i, third Confederation Member States shall not hinder the transit through their territory of other members of the consular post or of members of their families forming part of their households.

  3. Third Confederation Member States shall accord to official correspondence and to other official communications in transit, including messages in code or cipher, the same freedom and protection as the receiving State is bound to accord under the present Convention. They shall accord to consular couriers who have been granted a visa, if a visa was necessary, and to consular bags in transit, the same inviolability and protection as the receiving State is bound to accord under the present Act.

  4. The obligations of third States under Article IX.i, Article IX.ii, and Article IX.iii shall also apply to the persons mentioned respectively in previous Articles, and to official communications and to consular bags, whose presence in the territory of the third Confederation Member State is due to force majeure.

  5. Third Confederation Member States may reject the responsibility of such a duty, but in doing so must provide an acceptable alternative route without delay.

X. Other Provisions Regarding Consular Officers

  1. Each Confederation Member State is free to decide whether it will establish or admit consular agencies conducted by consular agents not designated as heads of consular post by the sending Confederation Member State.

    1. The conditions under which the consular agencies referred to in may carry on their activities and the privileges and immunities which may be enjoyed by the consular agents in charge of them shall be determined by agreement between the sending Confederation Member State and the receiving Confederation Member State.

  2. The provisions of the present Act apply also, so far as the context permits, to the exercise of consular functions by a diplomatic mission.

    1. The names of members of a diplomatic mission assigned to the consular section or otherwise charged with the exercise of the consular functions of the mission shall be notified to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the receiving Confederation Member State or to the authority designated by that Ministry.

    2. In the exercise of consular functions a diplomatic mission may address:

      1. the local authorities of the consular district;

      2. the central authorities of the receiving Confederation Member State if this is allowed by the laws, regulations and usages of the receiving Confederation Member State or by relevant international agreements.

  3. In the application of the provisions of the present Act the receiving Confederation Member State shall not discriminate as between Confederation Member States. However, discrimination shall not be regarded as taking place:

    1. where the receiving Confederation Member State applies any of the provisions of the present Convention restrictively because of a restrictive application of that provision to its consular posts in the sending Confederation Member State;

    2. where by custom or agreement Confederation Member States extend to each other more favourable treatment than is required by the provisions of the present Act.

CHAPTER 3 - ADDITIONAL DETAILS

XI. Minute Provisions
  1. The protection given onto consular officers and consular posts shall apply regardless of circumstance towards Jocospite consular officers and posts, including Imperial Council nations as well.

  2. Amendments or repeals to this Act require a two thirds majority in a vote - excluding non voting Senators.


Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
Authored by
Tailspin von Javehin, Senator, MineLegotipony

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Hail the Confederation!

The Cursed Burning Legions of Hellslayer

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Senate,

I stand before you today, not only to once again pledge my lasting allegiance to the Confederation and assume the role of Vice-President, but also to announce the development of a new doctrine from the Visionary Influence Party. It will be under Sturmism that the Confederation will be led into a new era of security and prosperity. The preceding ideology, Zendirism, may well have had the best interests of the region at heart, it may well have placed the Confederation first, but it was, in principle, flawed. I do not, of course, mean to imply anything about the esteemed Andreas Bombard one. He was a great and charismatic leader who sought to improve the Confederation. However, despite a few limited successes, his reign ultimately led to the over-bureaucratization of the region, and for one reason: Zendirism, in practice, remains fundamentally unsound. Economically, it sought to control the market, but failed to understand that no matter the intent, such an act will always, without exception, allow for a few to succeed through the exploitation of others. It distorts the natural ebb and flow of supply and demand, which prevents workers from earning the full worth of the products that they poor their sweat, time and blood into. Constitutionally, Zendirism introduced so many subsections, minor roles and civil service jobs into the government that it resulted in an entrenched bureaucracy inhabiting the halls of law. Internal conflict in the Confederation is inevitable due to the sheer number of different people with marginally different roles, but with vastly different opinions. It is a divided legacy that Zendirism leaves behind. We must strive for simplicity and clarity in the face of such undermining principles. By abolishing excessive regulation and etiquette, by allowing a truly free market, and concentrating power over areas of the Confederation in a few competent officials, natural competition will ensure that the people of the Confederation are empowered, and a new Golden Age of prosperity will descend. More information on Sturmism, is of course, available on the official Visionary Influence Party factbook.

It is this idea of division that I wish to address. Whether you be the most loyal supporter of President Hill, the UP and the VIP, or the most stalwart critic, I ask you now whether you can put aside your animosity and approach the new leadership with hope instead of hostility, with good intent rather than malevolence. I extend now the hand of friendship to whoever will take it, be them old allies or new, for the sake of the Confederation. For too long we have been burdened by the animosity forced upon us by Zendirism. But the hatred and rivalry was never ours to begin with - it was a mere product of the government. Things can, and must, change, for the good of the region.

Under the new leadership of the Influential Unity Coalition, we seek to bring about a better tomorrow, and so we have begun preparing many bills. That we may be forced to repeal and amend previous acts is given - we must strip away the dead wood, the rotten detritus, in order to make room for new growth. But great leaders are not remembered for their ability to kill weeds, but rather the blooming of new flowers under their guiding hand and watchful eye. So it must be in the new presidency.

So thank you to everybody who voted for President Hill. Thank you to everybody who offered invaluable support in this election. And above all, thank you to the Imperial Council for their eternal wisdom in the running of the region. The journey has just begun, and I hope you will all join me in building a better future.

Therefore, to ensure I uphold these vows, I once again swear the Imperial Oath.

"Forthwith, and for all my natural life henceforth, I swear I shall serve my immortal master, the Emperor of Jocospor, and His Confederation of Corrupt Dictators to the greatest extent of my faculties. I shall lead with distinction, with fortitude and with integrity. Always, I will obey the authorities that command me. Always, I will strictly adhere to the laws of my Confederation. Always, I will strive to advance the Emperor, the Shadow Cult, the Confederation, and the principles of dictatorial government. Should I fail in these endeavors, or act seditiously, ignorantly or slothfully, I declare my regional titles forfeit and myself susceptible to just punishment. So help me."

As always,
Yours with honour,
Senator Balthazar Sturm,
Vice-President of the Imperial Senate,
Director of the Visionary Influence Party

Ave Societatem Adscitis!
Hail the Confederation!

The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony

The following Motion has been submitted to the Imperial Senate for vote. We hope the Hill Administration may put it up in the correct time frame.


The Imperial Senate,

NOTING the severe lack of a united framework for protocols regarding passports;

NOTING the increasing connectivity of the Confederation;

LAMENTING the lack of severe lack of a united standardised passport to ease protocols;

BELIEVING that it is necessary to establish a united standardised passport in order to ease protocols and encourage unity across the Confederation framework;

HOPING that this act will be another pillar for the foundation of a more efficient, forward thinking, and competent Confederation Government and Community;


Hereby:
  1. ENACTS The Confederation Standardised Passport Act 2022 AD


Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
Authored by:
Tailspin von Javehin , Senator, The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony

Hail the Confederation

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In addition, the following Motion will be submitted after the required number of Senators (>2) can actually read the entire thing and insult me on where the problems are.


The Imperial Senate,

NOTING the severe lack of a united protocol and even framework for diplomatic relations and travel between Confederation Member States;

WORRYING of another possible Deman Situation;

WORRYING of another situation like such may result in disastorous damage to Confederation Community, and possibly even resulting in a new Confederation Civil War;

WORRYING that there is no protocol to ensure safe travel in other Confederation Member States, ensuring no true Confederation Unity could be created organically;

HOPING that this act will be another pillar for the foundation of a more efficient, forward thinking, and competent Confederation Government and Community;


Hereby:
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In addition, the following Motion will be submitted after the required number of Senators (>2) can actually read the entire thing and insult me on where the problems are.


The Imperial Senate,

NOTING the severe lack of a united protocol and even framework for diplomatic relations and travel between Confederation Member States;

WORRYING of another possible Deman Situation;

WORRYING of another situation like such may result in disastorous damage to Confederation Community, and possibly even resulting in a new Confederation Civil War;

WORRYING that there is no protocol to ensure safe travel in other Confederation Member States, ensuring no true Confederation Unity could be created organically;

HOPING that this act will be another pillar for the foundation of a more efficient, forward thinking, and competent Confederation Government and Community;


Hereby:
  1. ENACTS the Confederation Travelling Standards and Other Minute Details Act 2022 AD


Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
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Tailspin von Javehin , Senator, The Royal Protectorate of MineLegotipony

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Senator Guy promises he will duly get to reading and insulting. Thus the wheels of Senate bureaucracy keep spinning.

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The Republic of Manoblanca

The GCO Special Session, Malgina City, United Malginan States

“Emigdio Noguera, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Manoblanca, you may make your opening statement.”

“Thank you, President Ureña.”

The old diplomat steps up to the podium, clearing his throat

“Honorable Representatives, in the last few weeks, the Republic of Manoblanca and it’s people have been unfairly accused of causing economic instability in the Federation of the Mirindads, a neighboring country that I believed Manoblanca had a cordial relationship with. Clearly, I was wrong.

The President of the Federation has made many accusations against us, baseless accusations. Whether it be that we are purposely sending migrants to the Mirindads or the claim the Manoblanca’s government has collapsed, these claims have harmed our reputation on the international stage. I am here today to reaffirm what the President of Manoblanca has said already many times before; that Manoblanca is not responsible for this crisis, nor is its government collapsing.

Furthermore, I would like clarification on why the Mirinian coast guard vessel was in Manoblancan waters, and why it had surveillance equipment onboard. It makes it seem like this vessel was scouting Manoblanca for its defenses, to prepare for a potential invasion. I do hope that myself and my fellow countrymen at home are wrong, but the evidence is there.”

“Pardon my interruption Minister, but would you please show to the Assembly what evidence you may have?”

“Gladly, Señor Presidente.”

The Minister’s assistants prepare a projector to use, while the Assembly watches in silence. After a few minutes, the assistants step back, and the Minister starts presenting

“As you can see by these pictures, there are video cameras, maps of Manoblanca, and even a drone that I feel the Mirinians planned on using to get an aerial view of the island. Naval authorities are also in the process of questioning the detained crew for answers, but we have yet to get any from them.”

“Is that all Minister?”

“Yes, Señor Presidente.”

“Well then, thank you for that opening statement, we now ask you to step down from the podium and call forward the Mirinian delegation.”

The Mirinian Permanent Representative to the GCO, Maximino Meléndez, steps up to the podium

“Honorable Representatives, I am here today to prove the deception of the Republic of Manoblanca and its tyrannical president, Joaquin C. Juárez.

To begin, let us discuss the refugee crisis. Thousands have fled Manoblanca to neighboring nations, such as the Federation of the Mirindads, to prevent prosecution from the totalitarian government that has taken hold. These people have been forced from their homes by a dictatorship, and have caused a great deal of strain to the Federation’s government. These innocent souls deserve to be in their nation, free from the one-party state that has ruled over their islands for so long. Instead they are scattered, far away from home.

Nations are unable to cope with the amount of refugees that are fleeing Manoblanca, and many have simply turned them away because they are unable to provide for them. But the Federation hasn’t, as it is dear to our principles to welcome all into our nation should they need to. Our sympathy however, has caused massive damage to the Federation’s economy, and has also led to a large crime wave in our nation, as Manoblancans who can’t find work resort to stealing and killing to survive.

It is saddening that this crisis has started. The Federation and other neighboring nations have attempted to contact Manoblanca about the refugees, and yet we have had little progress in these negotiations.”

“Representative Melendez, we have heard this before, and while it is saddening to see, it is not our priority at the moment. Our priority now is to ease tensions between the Federation of the Mirindads and the Republic of Manoblanca, not to debate the refugee crisis. Please finish up your opening statement.”

“Of course, Señor Presidente. As you all know, a coast guard vessel belonging to the Federation of the Mirindads was detained unlawfully by the Republic of Manoblanca. We demand that it and it’s crew are returned to us immediately and that reparations for this incident are handed out to the crew’s families.”

“Thank you, Representative. The Assembly shall now be free to voice their opinions and to suggest a compromise.”

Silence

“I shall take the silence of the Assembly to mean that there is nothing the Assembly wishes to add. Very well then, the Assembly will now take an hour break and reconvene at…” Ureña checks his watch “… 1:00 PM today on the dot. Unless any Representative has anything to add, I will now dismiss the Assembly for this one hour break.”

Silence

“Very well then, the Assembly is dismissed.”

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Alpine Based comes to a Start!



Press Release (2022) | Issued on 17 Apr. 2022 | Lasted Edited 17 May. 2022 23:24 MCT / 10:28 CEST



General
The second joint SA Military Exercise - code named 'Alpine Based' is scheduled to start tomorrow on the 18th of May 2022, in Salcanceacy. Citing delays due to bad weather slowing logistical transport, the Military Exercise was delayed in order to give all participants an equal footing in the exercise. The exercise was reportedly stated to focus on full spectrum operations in more rural regions, and also serving as an international military exchange of experience in regions similar to Africa. With Salcanceians, Loreauans, and Commonwealth forces participating, this would be the largest military exercise so far in the Accord's young history.

The Military Exercise is expected to end on the 27th of May 2022.


Media Coverage

  • Select media of the Military Exercise will be published on the SA website, as well as pictures taken by official SA photographers on site.

  • Video files will be available for free download from the SA Multimedia Portal.

Contact point at SA HQ
SA Press Office
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41
Email: MineLegotipony.SACentralDesk@SA.org



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SA Joint Military Exercise Succeeds! New Military Exercises To Come



Press Release (2022) | Issued on 30 Apr. 2022 | Lasted Edited 30 Apr. 2022 22:24 MCT / 17:34 CEST



General
With the first SA Joint Military Exercise - codenamed 'Alpine Anonymous' - coming to an end, the SA General Secretary Orisinal has recently announced that with the success of the exercise, several more are planned specifically in order to strengthen ties between nations of the Accord. Declaring that the liberty of their citizens under the guidance of their monarchs was a key agreement among the member nations, a strengthening of military ties and economic ties were needed to prepare the alliance against any unforeseen threats from the instability of Noskyavia and Usea. The General Secretary stated that the military exercise was a great success, demonstrating the ability for liberty-loving nations to cooperate well.

In addition, reportedly plans are in way for a strengthening of ties and military links in order to allow consultation between member states in order to address national security issues and coordinate defense easier between them.

The next SA Joint Military Exercise - codenamed 'Alpine Based' - will be launched in The Kingdom of Salcanceacy, reportedly in Early to Mid May 2022.


Media Coverage

  • Video and audio of the Secretary General’s press conference will be published on the SA website, together with a transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures taken by official SA photographers.

  • Video files will be available for free download from the SA Multimedia Portal.

Contact point at SA HQ
SA Press Office
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41
Email: MineLegotipony.SACentralDesk@SA.org


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SA To Host First Official Joint Military Exercise Between Commonwealth and Loreauan Forces



Press Release (2022) | Issued on 25 Apr. 2022 | Lasted Edited 27 Apr. 2022 15:24 MCT



General
On the 25th of April 2022, General Secretary Lance Lancing Orisinal of the Central Desk of the Stockholm Accord announced that "within days" the Commonwealth militaries of Mleocun, MineLegotipony, Mleocunese Equestria, and MineLegotia and Equestria would be participating in a joint-military exercise with the military of Regna Loreau. The full scope of the exercise was not released in the press conference by Orisinal, however it has been noted that the focus on the "improvement of the coordination of the various branches of the arms of monarchism and stability".

Organised on the coast of Norway at Øksfjord, the military exercise has been reported to last a week and will end this Saturday. In conjunction to the military exercise, after it the general staffs of the various Accord nations would be participating in post-exercise evaluation, in order to discern the strengths and weaknesses of the military alliance in preparation for future coordinated efforts in the pursuit of the protection of liberty, monarchism, and prosperity. They will explore the issues they see as critical to global and alliances security, with contributions from diverse voices - from seasoned veterans to up and coming SA Officials, including several from Salcanceacy.

Media advisory

  • 30/04/2022 13:15 (CEST) SA Secretary General’s remarks and Q&A session.

Media Coverage

  • Video and audio of the Secretary General’s press conference will be published on the SA website, together with a transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures taken by official SA photographers.

  • Video files will be available for free download from the SA Multimedia Portal.

  • Details about the exercise are available through the website of the participating nations' Armed Forces.

Contact point at SA HQ
SA Press Office
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41
Email: MineLegotipony.SACentralDesk@SA.org

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