Contract:Charter of the PEACE Global Community

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Contract:Charter of the PEACE Global Community
This is a Contract. Please do not change the details included within this section. The original document can be found here.


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By signing this Treaty (“Agreement”; “Contract”; “Charter”), the Signatories (“AgentChieftain”; “John Daker”; “Krembo”; “kroovy”; “Mapplna”; “bisiacco”; “num”; “mojtabaw”; “Vlavin”; “Turkish Interim Leadership”; “King Waseem”; “Socrates”; “mikesoft”; “TexMurphy”; “Chielio”), representing the Government of the Nation in which they have been elected and the Will of their respective Peoples, do hereby agree to form an Alliance (“People of Earth Associated under Common Excellence: Global Community”; “PEACE Global Community”; “PEACE GC”; “the Alliance”) under the following terms and conditions.

CHARTER OF THE PEACE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Article I – Foundation of the PEACE Global Community
Section I – General Provisions
Clause I – General Provisions
I. The name of the Alliance shall formally be “People of Earth Associated under Common Excellence”, subtitled “Global Community”. The formal short form of the name of the Alliance shall be “PEACE Global Community”.
II. The Nations of Pakistan, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Italy, France, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Brazil, and the Netherlands shall constitute the Founding Members of the PEACE Global Community.
III. The PEACE Global Community shall be established as a defensive alliance that will pursue peace in good faith.
IV. The Alliance shall be administered by a PEACE Global Security Council that shall consist of the heads of State (i.e., the President) of all Members and other Persons as decreed in Clause 4.
a. These heads of State shall serve as Representatives from their respective nation.
Clause II – Definitions
I. “Qualified majority” shall be defined as, regarding votes in the Council, 2/3 of all voting Representatives or Acting Representatives rounded to the nearest whole number.
a. “Qualified majority of all Members” shall be defined as, regarding votes in the Security Council, 2/3 of all current Member Nations rounded to the nearest whole number.
II. “Person” shall be defined as an Erepublik Citizen.
III. “Member(s)” and “Member Nation(s)” shall be defined as a Nation or Nations that have signed this Treaty and have appointed a Representative to the PEACE Global Security Council.
IV. “Former Member(s)” and “Former Member Nation(s)” shall be defined as a Nation or Nations that have signed this Treaty but have since withdrawn from this Alliance.
V. “Representative” shall be defined as the President or head of State of a Member Nation.
VI. “Representative Emeritus” shall be defined as any President who has served a Member Nation from that Nation’s ascension to this Alliance in accordance with Clause 4.1b.
VII. “Advisory Representative” shall be defined as an appointed Person from a Member Nation who is privy to discussions among the PEACE Global Security Council.
VIII. “Acting Representative” shall be defined as an Advisory Representative who is acting as a Representative from a Member Nation in agreement with Clause 4.2.


Article II – PEACE Global Security Council
Section I – Foundation and Organization of the Security Council
Clause III – Creation of the Security Council
I. The PEACE Global Security Council (herein “Security Council”) shall administer the Alliance by democratic discussion and votes.
a. Only Representatives, Acting Representatives, and the Secretary-General shall receive voting power in the Security Council.
II. The Security Council shall, on the Second of each month, elect from the pool of Representatives a Secretary-General who will serve as a spokesperson for the Alliance.
a. The Secretary-General shall receive no greater voting power than shall be given to any other Representative.
b. The Secretary-General shall serve in that capacity until the Second of the following month.
c. If the Secretary-General is unable to fulfil the obligations of his post for any reason, the Representative who obtained the second highest number of votes shall serve as Acting Secretary-General until the Secretary-General may resume his duties or until a new election can be held.
Clause IV – Composition of the Security Council
I. The Security Council shall consist of Representatives and Advisory Representatives.
a. Representatives shall appoint up to two (2) Persons from his Nation to serve as Advisory Representatives.
b. Former Presidents of all Member Nations, from the President signing this Charter to the most recently, succeeded President in that Nation, may at any time serve as a Representative Emeritus and be therefore privy to all discussion among the Security Council.
II. If a Representative is unable to serve on the Security Council for any reason, he may choose one of his Advisory Representatives to serve as an Acting Representative.
a. Acting Representatives shall hold the same voting power as Representatives.
b. Acting Representatives shall serve until the Representative can resume his obligations on the Security Council or until a new Representative is elected.
Section II – Security Council Functions and Voting Procedures
Clause V – Functions of the Security Council
I. All Functions listed in this Clause shall be enacted by a vote of the Members of this Alliance.
II. The Security Council shall have the power to elect a Secretary-General to lead the Alliance.
a. The Secretary-General shall have the power to make announcements on the Alliance’s behalf.
III. The Security Council shall have the power to modify this Charter by qualified majority vote.
IV. The Security Council shall have the power to admit and eject Members from the Alliance by approval from a qualified majority of all Members.
V. The Security Council shall have the power to convene to discuss the future of Member Nations.
a. A Representative may call a vote to eject another Member Nation on the grounds of a political coup or economic disaster.
b. A Representative may bring forward a measure to withdraw his own Nation on any grounds.
i. Such a measure will be disregarded until national elections can be held. Following the election, the new Representative may choose to withdraw the measure or to affirm the measure.
ii. If the measure is withdrawn, the Member Nation will not be ejected and the measure will be struck.
iii. If the measure is affirmed, the Security Council shall hold a vote to eject or extend that Member’s status as a Member.
iv. A qualified majority of all Members is required to eject any Member Nation.
VI. The Security Council shall have the power to declare a non-Member Nation “rogue” by qualified majority vote.
a. Rogue nations shall not be eligible candidates to join the Alliance.
b. Members shall not provide economic or military aid to rogue nations.
c. A Representative may call a vote to clear a declaration labelling a Nation “rogue”.
i. A qualified majority vote is needed to clear such a declaration.
Clause VI – Voting Procedures & Emergency Resolutions
I. Issues may be brought before the Security Council by the Secretary-General or a Representative or Acting Representative.
a. Issues must have forty-eight (48) hours of deliberation allotted prior to holding a vote.
b. Following the forty-eight (48) hour deliberation, a vote will be called and the Security Council shall vote in favor, abstaining, or not in favor of the issue.
c. Standard issues shall require a simple majority to pass. Special issues outlined in this Charter shall require specific majorities as outlined in the various Clauses of this Charter.
II. The Secretary-General shall bring, at his discretion, an issue before the Security Council as an Emergency Resolution.
a. Emergency Resolutions shall have no deliberation requirement.
b. The Secretary-General may enact a voting window of no less than one (1) hour, during which all Nations may vote on the Resolution. If a Nation shall not vote within this vote window, that Nation’s vote will be recorded as Abstaining.


Article III – Global Community PEACEKeeping Forces
Clause VII – Global Community PEACEKeeping Forces
I. The Security Council shall have the power to raise an Army of the PEACE Global Community consisting of soldiers from each Member’s military.
a. If a Member is unable to commit soldiers, that Member may contribute through military supplies or monetary support.
b. The Army of the Alliance shall be known as the Global Community PEACEKeeping Force.
II. The Secretary-General shall have the power to direct the Global Community PEACEKeeping Forces in the defense of Member Nations.
a. The Security Council shall have the power to direct Global Community PEACEKeeping Forces in the defense of non-Member Nations. A qualified majority is required to direct PEACEKeeping Forces in such a manner.
b. If a Member Nation shall be attacked, no vote is necessary. It is the duty and obligation of all Member Nations to defend other Member Nations in the event of war.
III. The Security Council may call a vote to declare war on any non-Member Nation.
a. A qualified majority of all Members in favor is required to declare war.
b. Member Nations may freely declare war without Security Council approval, but will not be privy to PEACEKeeper support without an official declaration by the Security Council.
c. In the event of a Security Council declaration of war, all Members must support the effort per procedure listed in Clause 6.1.
d. Material spoils of war shall be divided equally among Member Nations.


Article IV – Restrictions and Special Provisions
Clause VIII – Restrictions on Member Nations
I. Member Nations shall not make military, economic, or political agreements with non-Member Nations without the approval of a simple majority of the Security Council.
II. Member Nations shall not declare war upon fellow Members or support any war against fellow Members.
III. Member Nations shall make no restrictions upon the beliefs or practices of their Citizens.
IV. Member Nations shall not interfere with the internal affairs of fellow Members.
V. Member Nations may not declare war directly or indirectly upon a former Member within thirty (30) days of that Member’s withdrawal from the Alliance.




AgentChieftain, President of Pakistan
John Daker, President of Greece
Phaedrus Lidox, President of Turkey
Hufflepuff, President of Turkey
Krembo, President of Bulgaria
kroovy, President of Hungary
Mapplna, President of Austria
bisiacco, President of Italy
num, President of France
mojtabaw, President of Iran
Vlavin, President of Indonesia
King Waseem, President of Japan
Socrates, President of Portugal
mikesoft, President of Venezuela
TexMurphy, President of Brazil
Chielio, President of Netherlands
Phaedrus Lidox was unable to sign due to his fall from power after his death in late August 2008. Hufflepuff signed following her election in September 2008.


This Contract was signed on August 26, 2008.