THE UNTIED SOVEREIGN NATIONS
PROPOSED TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY BY
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF
THE UNITED SOVEREIGN NATIONS
and Approved by the International Assembly on _______________
We the members of these United Sovereign Nations have found that to protect our children and our children’s children from the pain and sorrow of war, to reaffirm our belief and faith in human rights, in the dignity and importance of the human being, and in the equal rights of men, women, children, and of nations large and small, to establish conditions under which justice and equality may be maintained and prosper, and to promote social progress and better the lives of the coming generations, and raise the standards of the greater human freedom.
And through these ends practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as faithful and kind neighbors, unite in our universal strength to maintain inter-union and international peace and security, and to employ means to enhance the economic strength and power of our union’s nations and their peoples. Accordingly, our governments, by means of ambassadors, have agreed to these Articles of the United Sovereign Nations.
CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
We, as members of the United Sovereign Nations, agree that to establish the just world we seek, we must hold strong in our protection of all basic human rights. As members of the Union, we agree to protect and uphold the following rights, and if any member infringes on these rights they shall be punished with accordance of International Law.
We, as members of the United Sovereign Nations, shall not discriminate against anyone based on gender, race, sexuality, nationality, religion, political views, ethnic origin, or social class, and realize that human dignity it to be protected.
The following rights shall not be infringed upon by any member nation:
1. The right to freedom of speech
a. This right includes:
i. The right to freedom of speech in communication
ii. The right to freedom of speech in public
iii. The right to freedom of speech in private
2. The right to practice religion:
a. No law can be made to infringe on religion, or regulate it
b. All peoples have the right to practice their religion in private or public
3. The right to refrain from religious practices
4. The rights to peacefully protest, boycott, and petition
5. The right to life and freedom
6. The right to security
7. The right to equal protection under the law as defined in this charter and domestic constitutions
8. The right to a fair trial
a. This right includes:
i. The right to a trial by a jury of the defendant’s peers
ii. The right to defense
iii. The right to the presumption of innocence
iv. The right to a quick and efficient trial
9. The right to run and make profit from a business
10. The right to own property, to work, and to leisure
11. The right to nationality and the right to alter nationality
12. The right to privacy and family life
13. The right to marry and have a family
The Following Are Prohibited To Protect Human Rights:
1. Inhumane, painful, or degrading punishment
2. Servitude, slavery, or compulsory labor
3. Human trafficking of any kind
4. Any form of the death penalty, excluding lethal injection. In the protection of sovereignty, only domestic courts may lay down this punishment
5. Collective expulsion of a race from a region, division, city, country, or association
6. Extradition to a state that is dangerous to the one affected
7. Child labor
Humans Are Entitled To Their Integrity:
1. Everyone has the right to respect his or her mental and physical condition
2. In medicine, the following must be protected:
a. The consent of the person affected to proceed
b. The prohibition of eugenic practices, particularly those aimed at a certain race
c. The prohibition of profiting off of human body parts
Humans Are Entitled To Good Administration
1. Everyone has the right to have their affairs handled properly, quickly, and impartially
2. This right includes:
a. The right of every side to be heard before action is taken that affects anyone involved in a dispute
b. The right of everyone to access their records, in accordance to confidentiality and privacy
c. The right of the administration to give reasons for their decisions
d. Everyone has the right to make the administration make good on any damage that it has caused
CHARTER OF GOVERNMENT
Naming and Abbreviation
[Section 1]: The name of this organization shall henceforth be the United Sovereign Nations but may alternatively be referred to as the United Sovereign Nations of the World.
[Section 2]: The United Sovereign Nations shall hereafter be abbreviated as the USN or alternatively as the USNW.
Goals and Purposes
[Section 1]: The goals and purposes of the USN shall be as follows:
1. To ensure the practices of tolerance and peace worldwide.
2. To develop a more peaceful world through friendly and diplomatic relationships between member nations and the nations of the world, through mutual respect for equality and self-governance.
3. To develop a world centered on international cooperation, specifically to solve economic, military, cultural, social, humanitarian, or discriminatory issues worldwide through peaceful diplomacy.
[Section 1]: The United Sovereign Nations shall maintain one (1) type of membership. Prospect nations must apply by appropriate means outlined and updated by the Chancellery and approved by the International Assembly through a majority vote. The members of the International Assembly will vote to allow the nation membership. The USN will be open to any peaceful state that will accept the obligations that are contained within these articles, from any history and will not prohibit any nation from the application process.
[Section 2]: This charter shall establish the following privileges and rights for member nations:
1. Basic membership will be the only level of membership in the International Assembly.
2. Member nations will have one (1) vote in the International Assembly.
3. Member nations may send no more than five (5) delegates to the United Sovereign Nations.
4. Members will have the ability to nominate and elect the government of the USN.
5. Any representative from a Member nation may run for an elected office in the USN.
6. Member nations will have the right to take part in and bid for hosting rights to any union sponsored event.
[Section 3]: All members must adhere to these articles and the rules, resolutions, and regulations passed by the International Assembly and enforced by the Chancellery. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in fair enforcement action taken by either the Chancellery or the High Court.
[Section 4]: A member of the USN against which preventative or enforcement action has been taken by the Chancellery or the High Court may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by the International Assembly upon the recommendation of the Chancellery or the High Court. The exercise of these rights and privileges may be restored by the International Assembly upon the recommendation of the Chancellery or the High Court.
[Section 5]: Any non-legitimate government or a government which came to power through forceful or unconstitutional means shall not be allowed to participate in the activities of this union.
[Section 6]: A member of the USN which has persistently violated the principles contained within the Charter of Fundamental Rights and this Charter of Government may be expelled from the USN by the International Assembly upon the recommendation of the Chancellery or the High Court.
[Section 7]: If any state wishes to renounce its membership it shall forward a written notification to the Chancellery, which shall be responsible for informing all member states thereof. After such notification has been submitted, the state in question should endorse its decision by popular referendum and/or legislative decision. With official democratic endorsement in favor of the cessation of membership, the state shall thereby cease to belong to the USN.
[Section 1]: The legislative powers within the USN shall be vested in the International Assembly, hereafter abbreviated as the Assembly or the IA.
[Section 2]: The composition of the IA shall be all member nations and their representative(s).
[Section 3]: Each member nation and its delegation may only have one (1) vote.
[Section 4]: Each member nation may have a delegation of official ambassadors and hands. The number of official ambassadors may not exceed five (5); however, the delegation may have as many hands and assistants as necessary to the efficiency of said delegations.
[Section 5]: There shall be no official officers in the International Assembly; however, the Chancellor referred to in Article V shall serve as a de facto speaker for the International Assembly. The Chancellor, serving as de facto speaker, shall:
1. Advise the assembly on all matter of parliamentary procedure and any other rules of order adopted by the International Assembly
2. Ensure all legislation is properly prepared and worded before proceeding to allow a vote to take place
3. Maintain a record of all proceedings and approved resolutions
4. Receive and propose any petitions regarding the impeachment and removal of any officer or the expulsion of any member of the union and must present this petition to the International Assembly for a 2/3 majority approval.
5. Have the right to ask for another member to be appointed to assist with these duties.
[Section 6]: Powers and duties of the International Assembly shall be as follows:
1. Develop and pass legislation
2. Approve funding recommendations for activities, events, and any other expenditure by the USN.
3. Pass a budget for the fiscal year by a date specified by the Chancellor.
4. Confirm or reject any appointments of any form.
5. Appoint assistants or hands to any officers, secretaries, or chairpersons.
6. Establish and enforce an attendance policy for all members and delegations of the USN
7. Elect members of committees and maintain permanent committees.
8. Establish non-permanent agencies and committees as needed.
9. The following committees shall be permanently maintained: Committee for Events and Event Planning, Committee for Financial Affairs, Committee on Rules, Legislative Committee, and Committee for Admissions.
10. The following agencies shall be permanently maintained: The Agency for Health and Safety, The Agency for Culture, Science, and Education, and the Agency for Finances and Statistics.
11. Non-permanent committees and agencies may be proposed and established by the International Assembly as the members see fit.
[Section 7]: Legislation may be proposed by any member nation’s delegation and must be passed by a majority of voting delegations.
1. All legislation presented to the IA and approved by a majority vote, fifty percent plus one vote of all voting nations shall be considered passed and must be presented to the Chancellor to be signed, vetoed, or unendorsed.
2. All nations have one (1) vote.
3. If the Chancellor approves of the legislation, the legislation will be signed.
4. If the Chancellor disapproves of the legislation, the Chancellor has the right to a limited veto power or to ignore the legislation and not offer an endorsement.
a. The Chancellor has the right to veto legislation within five days of receipt and transfer said veto back to the Assembly accompanied by a written explanation of the veto.
b. The Chancellor may also choose not to sign the legislation; however, this is not considered a veto and the legislation will still be considered approved after a five day waiting period.
c. The Assembly may reconsider votes. After reconsideration, the International Assembly may override the veto by a two-thirds majority vote of all voting nations.
[Section 1]: Executive power within the Untied Sovereign Nations shall be vested in the Chancellery.
[Section 2]: The Chancellery shall be composed of the Chancellor and the Deputy Chancellor. Any reference hereafter to the Chancellor refers only to the office of the Chancellor. Any reference hereafter to the Chancellery refers to both the offices of the Chancellor and the Deputy Chancellor.
[Section 3]: The Chancellor shall be an elected office. The Chancellor shall be elected by a popular vote of all voting nations and should be elected according to an official procedure approved by the International Assembly.
1. Candidates for the office of Chancellor must be nominated by a national delegation.
2. Candidates for the office of Chancellor must be official ambassadors from a member nation.
3. Chancellors shall serve a term of six months.
4. Chancellors shall stay in office until they resign, lose their post in a vote of no confidence from the International Assembly, let their term run out, or lose an election.
[Section 4]: All appointed offices, such as Agency Secretaries, Committee Chairman or Chairwoman, or any other appointed office, shall be appointed by the Chancellor and must be approved by the International Assembly through a majority vote, fifty percent plus one vote of the present and voting members of the International Assembly.
[Section 5]: Vacancies. In the case of any vacancies that occur in any branch of the USN, the Chancellor should appoint replacements as soon as possible.
[Section 6]: The Chancellor shall:
1. Appoint his Deputy Chancellor with majority approval by the International Assembly.
2. Appoint office holders, such as the aforementioned Agency Secretaries and Committee Chairmen.
3. Have the right to replace his Deputy Chancellor or any other appointed office as he sees fit, replacements must be approved by a majority vote by the International Assembly as well.
4. Lead the USN in achieving the objectives of this document as well as the official policy or manifesto of the USN in effect during his or her term.
5. Have a limited veto power as detailed in Article IV.
6. Be responsible for signing and endorsing passed legislation.
7. Be responsible for proposing an official policy or manifesto for the entire union which must be approved by the International Assembly. This manifesto or official policy will remain in effect until the end of the Chancellor’s term or the Chancellor decides to update the document.
8. Serve as the official representative of the USN.
9. Serve as the official head of government and as the de fact speaker of the International Assembly.
10. Be responsible for ensuring the enforcement of passed legislation.
11. Have the right to create new non-permanent committees.
12. Have the right to create new non-permanent agencies.
13. Have the right to dissolve non-permanent committees or agencies as well as replace the secretary or chairman responsible for the management of the aforementioned committees and agencies. Replacements must be approved just as regular appointments.
14. Be responsible for fulfilling any duties assigned by the International Assembly.
15. Instruct his or her successor on all matters pertaining to his or her office before he or she leaves office.
[Section 7]: The Deputy Chancellor shall:
1. Assume the office of Chancellor if the office ever become vacant for any reason or if the Chancellor requests the Deputy Chancellor take his place in case of prolonged absence.
2. Preside over the International Assembly in the absence of the Chancellor.
3. Aid the Chancellor in fulfilling his duties.
4. Perform other such activities as assigned by the Chancellor.
5. Instruct his or her successor on all matters pertaining to his or her office before he or she leaves office.
The High Court
[Section 1]: The High Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and a jury composed of all members of the International Assembly.
[Section 2]: The Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Chancellor and approved by a majority vote, fifty percent plus one vote of all voting nations and shall not be removed except by the Chancellor, with approval from the International Assembly.
1. The Chief Justice shall be responsible for handling all proceedings, brining proceedings before the jury, and keeping order in a trial.
[Section 3]: The High Court shall have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal disputes of international grounds and in all matters that:
1. Arise under any treaty.
2. Effects representatives of other alliances and unions.
3. Arise between member states, or between residents of different member states, or between a member state and a resident of another member state.
4. Arise under this Charter.
5. Arise under any laws made by the International Assembly.
[Section 4]: The Court should be used to settle international cases, and it is the right of the Chief Justice or the Chancellery to deny a case trial.
[Section 1]: These articles shall only be altered through the available processes outlined in this Article.
[Section 2]: A petition of the Assembly may initiate amendments to the charter.
[Section 3]: Amendments may be ratified by a vote of two-thirds of the present and voting nations.