Globalist interference in regional and national affairs through the Security Council is the most glaring issue. The liberal and leftist bias of the General Assembly does the WA no service either.
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COURT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JUSTICE - CASE DECIDED
ATTN Embassy Region: The following decision has just been delivered and affirmed in the Court of International Law and Justice by the Judges of the Chamber of Interregional Affairs in the following case: Ecclestia re: Review of Application of the Interregional Anti-Bullying & Discrimination Accord (2019)
COURT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JUSTICE
COUR DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL ET JUSTICE
Case: Ecclestia re: Membership Status of Colonial Regions (2018)
Judges: Christadelphians (Head Judge) & The Noble Thatcherites
Party: Ecclestia - Elder of the Union of Christian Nations
Case Type: Legal Question - Interpretation of Accord
Judgement Delivered: 25th October 2019
The UCN is a signatory to the Interregional Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Accord (IABDA). The Accord states that signatories:
'COMMIT to make every effort to ensure that their Regions are free from all forms of bullying and discrimination.'
The Founder, Ecclestia has refered this decision to the CILJ for review to determine if the decision was made in accordance with the terms of the 'Interregional Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Accord'.
The primary questions before the Court include:
1. Whether or not the Court has jurisdiction to hear this type of referal.
2. Whether the decision to close the Embassy with Farkasfalka was consistent with the terms of the 'Interregional Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Accord'.
Assessment of Jurisdiction
According to 6.1 the Charter of the Court of International Law and Justice 'The 'Chamber of Inter-Regional Affairs' shall hear all cases regarding, but not limited to inter-regional alliances, treaties, agreements and disputes between governments; nations and/or other polities in different regions and may be used as either a Court of Appeal or Original Jurisdiction, upon agreement.'
This clause does not expressly state 'accords' as an item this Chamber has jurisdiction to consider. As was discussed by the decision of The CILJ Clerk re: Membership Status of Colonial Regions (2018) Link, the question of whether the Chamber has the jurisdiction to consider a matter should be determined by whether an area listed under 6.1 of the CILJ Charter can be characterised as having the same effect as one of the listed areas. Definitions of 'treaty' or 'agreement' were not given in the aforementioned case necessitating the definition for the purpose of this case.
A treaty is commonly defined as 'an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organisations.' As inter-regional affairs are negotiated by Regions, the above definition shall be read to replace 'sovereign states' with 'regions'. Agreement (refered to by 6.1 of the CILJ Charter) shall also share this definition however must be entered into with the intention of being binding to come under the jurisdiction of this Chamber.
It can be clearly derived from the text of the 'Interregional Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Accord' (IABDA) Link that it is intended to be multi-regional in that there is a provision for a number of Regions to become a party to the accord and that it is intended to be binding on its member regions as it directs signatories to 'ratify [the] Accord in line with the regulations and procedures set forth by the domestic law of their region'.
It is clear that the IABDA has the same effect as an interregional agreement which the Chamber of Interregional Affairs does have jurisdiction over as per 6.1 of the CILJ Charter.
The following clause is also in text of the IABDA:
RECOGNISE the Court of International Law and Justice as having original jurisdiction for any disputes which may rise from time to time in reference to this Accord.
As the parties to this agreement explicitly agree for the CILJ to have jurisdiction over affairs related to the IABDA which is permitted by 6.1 of the Charter as well as the accord being able to be characterised as an agreement for the purposes of 6.1, the CILJ does have the ability and necessary jurisdiction to preside over this case.
Legality of Embassy Closure
One of the requirements of signatories to the IABDA binds parties to:
COMMIT to make every effort to ensure that their Regions are free from all forms of bullying and discrimination.
The first area to determine is whether this section of the agreement entitles parties to close Embassies. The language of the text is extremely strong in that regions must make every effort to ensure it is free from bullying & discrimination. 'Every effort' implies that all reasonable actions must be taken by a Region. This language is is very broad and instructs Regions to use every possible action to prevent bullying and discrimination. Based on this alone, if Region A is a party to the IABDA and there is a reasonable belief that having an Embassy with Region B could mean that any form of bullying and/or discrimination may come from this relationships, closing the Embassy would be a reasonable step in ensuring that they prevent bullying and discrimination thus remaining compliant with the terms of IABDA.
As a note, there may be a number of options available to a Region when faced with a perceived likelihood of bullying and/or discrimination. The charter does not mention whether an 'effort' or action needs to be proportionate to the level of bullying or discrimination and this questions falls beyond this case as the question was whether it was a valid (not proportionate) exercise. As the IABDA asks Regions 'to make every effort', it is the current view of this Chamber that proportionality of the action taken by a region to prevent or condemn perceived or actual bullying and/or discrimination (noting there are offences which can have a higher or lower impact than others) should not be considered unless the action is so clearly disproportionate or extends beyond the intention of the IABDA which is to ensure Regions are free from bullying and discrimination.
The next question in this case is whether a reasonable belief could be formed that having an Embassy with Farkasfalka could prevent the Union of Christian Nations being free from all forms of bullying and harassment. A objective test will be used to assess whether this belief was reasonable. It should not be sufficient if the belief was subjective as this would enable any action to be taken by any Region if someone formed a belief that bullying or discrimination could occur even if this belief was formed irrationally or not in good faith. This would clearly extend beyond the intention of the agreement.
The facts show that the Founder, Ecclestia formed a belief that 'Farkasfalka has made statements denying the holocaust, promoting anti-semitism, supporting white supremacy and neo-nazi organisations. These are things which I know we are all strongly uncomfortable with.' After having reviewed the RMB of Farkasfalka, it can be seen that comments along these lines have been made and promoted. This behaviour can be clearly categorised as indirect discrimination, as defined in the IABDA as it 'maliciously disadvantages a person or group because of a personal characteristic' including: race, religion.' As such, there is significant evidence to suggest that the belief formed was reasonable. As the Union of Christian Nations allows nations in Embassy Regions to post on their RMB, it is reasonable to believe that a nation from Farkasfalka could post comments ammounting to bullying and/or discrimination. As a result the Government of the Union of Christian Nations did act consistently with its obligations as a party to the IABDA. This is because the government had formed a reasonable belief that having an Embassy with Farkasfalka placed the Union of Christian Nations in a position where there was a higher likelihood that they may be subject to bullying and/or discrimination and that by closing an Embassy, they were making an effort to ensure bullying and/or discrimination did not eventuate from this source.
As such, the decision to close the Embassy with Farkasfalka was consistent with the terms of the 'Interregional Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Accord' and no further action needs to be taken by the Government of the Union of Christian Nations.
This hereby marks the end of the case Ecclestia re: Review of Application of the Interregional Anti-Bullying & Discrimination Accord (2019)
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In celebration of the official opening of the New Reich of Bunicken
Location: New Reich of Bunicken RMB
Time: Saturday, November, 9th, 2019 at 15:00 EST.
You are formally invited to the Grand Opening of the New Reich of Bunicken . We are holding a sword dueling tournament, You can volunteer to participate or just come as an observer and show your support.
Who will leave this tournament carrying the title of the Queen's Champion?
Today, according to the AEST zone, is November the 17th.
This date is deeply controversial to many across the Greek nation. Some people celebrate this date as a date where students rose up against an oppressive government and sacrificed their lives in order to bring back democracy to Greece. Others dread this day as a day where the ideologies of Communism and Anarchism became normalized in the Greek nation which in turn led to the radical left-wing politics we see in the present. Some say these students were martyrs whilst others accuse them of being traitors. The Metaxist perspective sees these students as traitors and the event itself as responsible for the issues that Greece faces in modern times.
The students are often praised as a truly "democratic" force when they were opposing the Junta and are immortalized as martyrs by the current government. This is false as they were influenced by various Socialist, Communist, and Anarchist forces and were opponents of the USA (the bastion of "democracy) and NATO. Greece, as a nationalist and "democratic" nation, should not be immortalizing the actions of an ideology which has proved detrimental to the nation throughout all of its histories. From the Greek Civil War to the modern-day, the Communists and Anarchists of Greece have proven to be treasonous and militant throughout all their history.
In contrast, the presiding power over Greece (Georgios Papadopoulos and the Greek Military Junta) saw Greece benefit economically and militarily. Papadopoulos's regime saw a Greece that maintained traditional values under the guise of "Religion, Faith and above all Greece". Papadopulos's Greece saw a country, whose economy has always been unstable, managed to see economic growth. A country, who despite having a long history of political division, that managed to stay united under a common faith and Nationalism. A country, who was at that time surrounded by Communist and hostile neighbours, that managed to resist and quash the Red terror. Greece was truly better during the Reign of the Colonels than what it is today.
Some may ask, "what is the connection between the events during the Uprising and it's legacy in modern Greece?". Truly, I say to you, that due to the normalization and celebration of this event, we see radical Left-Wing ideologies gain popularity and legitimacy in Greek politics. It is due to this event that PASOK and SYRIZA were elected. It is due to this event that we have been plagued by the likes of Alexis Tsipras and the KKE. It is due to this event that we find ourselves in economic turmoil. And it is due to this event that we see a very militant and large presence of the Radical Left.
So I call out to all Greeks, Nationalists, and moderates of the Right-wing! Do not celebrate a day that seeks to normalise the militant actions of the Anarchists and Communists of Greece. Do not celebrate a day that seeks to radically change Greece's values and national identity. Use this as an opportunity, as a reminder, to resurrect the values that supposedly died with the Greek Military Junta. Always remember the values of "Θρυσκεια, Οικογενια και απ'όλα Ελλάδα" (Religion, Faith and above all Greece).
"May God preserve Greece and guard the Race"
- Ioannis Metaxas
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Judges of the CILJ are the neutral and impartial arbiters of legal disputes and questions that arise is extra-regional affairs and in the judicial affairs delegated to it by Regions and Organisations. Judges of the CILJ are the foremost judges in the NationStates judicial system that are the preeminent legal experts in the application and interpretation of the law.
ROLE DUTIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Preside over cases brought to the Court of International Law and Justice in the Bench for Originations.
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- Provide discernment on complex legal questions and reasoning.
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- Promote the Court as the preeminent judicial system in NationStates.
- Perform duties in accordance withe the CILJ Charter, procedural regulations, decisions of the Court and decisions of The Board.
APPLYING FOR THE ROLE
4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Send your application and response to the questions via telegram to: Ecclestia
1. How do you demonstrate your high moral character & how would this impact your role as a judge of the CILJ.
2. What does impartiality, in the context of presiding over legal proceedings, mean to you?
3. How would you seek to ensure the integrity of the Court in the interregional system?
4. Please detail your competency in relevant areas of international law and/or your experience which is of relevance to the judicial work of the Court.
5. How would you work to build the CILJ as the premier legal institution on NationStates?
1. Send your application and response to the questions via telegram to: Ecclestia.
2. You application will be assesed by Ecclestia & Imperium Anglorum.
3. The successful applicants will be presented to the Board of the CILJ for approval.
4. Successful applicants will be notified of their appointment as a Judge of the CILJ.
Article 7.1 of the CILJ Charter directs the Board to ensure that judicial nominees possess certain qualities and compentencies for the position of judge. The criteria is below:
7.1 When a judicial vacancy arises, the Board shall ensure the nominee displays a high moral character, impartiality, integrity and have established competence in relevant areas of international law or possess experience in a capacity which is of relevance to the judicial work of the Court.
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Greetings Union of Nationalists!
The New Reich of Bunicken Imperial Christmas Service will be hosted soon!
YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED!!!
When: Friday, December 20th
Where: NRoB Discord Server - 3PM MT / 5PM EST
This Christmas Event consists of service by his Imperial & Holy Majesty Wilhelm von Wermarn-Anburg in the Royal Garden that consists of Christmas music and mass gathering. Afterwards, this mass is to bring everyone together in a warm and welcoming environment and to overall have a good time.
Hope to see YOU there!
Merry Christmas from our region to yours!
**Sends a large tray of homemade Christmas cookies**
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Greetings and salutations!
The Shadow Cult of Jocospor will be on holiday from January 1st to February 1st of 2020, and as such will be unavailable for contact during this time.
Should you have any business to conduct with the CCD, please go through the Foreign Office during this time.
THE CONFEDERATION BULLET
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"All the gos' - and fast!"
30th December, 2019.
VOCRYAE: The heart of the Confederation, The Shadow Cult of Jocospor, will be absent from NationStates from January 1st to February 1st 2020.
The move comes after a particularly taxing series of months for the Imperial Empire. "Administrative systems require revising in the wake of the Second Jocospite Civil War," one spokesman said.
Some have criticised His Excellency Murdoch Kellner, who has only just been appointed 8th Viceroy of the Confederation. "Surely he doesn't need a break just yet?" a Valeroxian janitor exclaimed.
In light of Kellner's absence, Imperial Law mandates that the Chancellor of the Supreme Judiciary take over operations of the Confederation. Consequently, Depackya's Aleksandr Ivanov will serve temporarily as Acting-Viceroy.
The Imperial Empire is confident that the Confederation will continue to prosper in its absence.
Kellner: "I will be leaving many instructions for my Supreme Council to act upon."
In this month of relief, the Imperial Empire will also be turning its attentions to locating a legitimate candidate for the Imperial Throne.
"I look forward to reestablishing the Seuiwerd line," said Rogger Wolfe, Jocospor's first Regent. "Somehow."
Confederation nations wishing to contact the Imperial Empire during its absence should do so via the Supreme Council. Unless in the event of a regional emergency, the Imperial Empire will have no dealings on NationStates.
Wolfe and his family have confirmed that they will be remaining in Vocryae. Kellner and his wife, Audrey, will be holidaying by the beach in Tosselton.
HAIL THE CONFEDERATION!
Thank you for your time, and have a nice day!
Hail the Confederation!
Embassies between our regions have been scheduled for closure. Please view the enclosed dispatch for our reasoning behind this decision:
Hail the Confederation!
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