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[Bill] Treaty of Bruges Bay (Re-Ratification) Bill

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* Sings. * :singer:

 

And who are you,

the proud horde spoke,

that we should avoid your land.

 

Only the queen of a different den,

that's all the truth we know.

 

A king of this, a queen of that,

really means naught to us.

 

We've been fighting kings since the days of dawn,

and we have always won.

 

And so they spoke, and so they spoke,

that horde of barbarians.

 

But now the winds wail over their bones,

with no one there to hear.

 

Yes now the winds wail over their bones,

and not a soul to hear.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, We, Harald Freyjugjöf the Generous Giver of the House of the Descendants of Freyja, High King of Stormark, Sovereign Lord on all Continents, do hereby beg leave to submit this Bill to the Most Honourable Jarls in this present Althing assembled for their consideration as law:

 


A Bill

 

AN ACT TO RE-RATIFY THE TREATY OF BRUGES BAY BETWEEN THE ROYAL KINGDOM OF GOTZBORG AND THE HIGH REALM OF STORMARK.

Article 1. Re-Ratification of the Treaty of Bruges Bay

The Treaty of Bruges Bay between the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg and the High Realm of Stormark in the Schedule to this Act is hereby re-ratified by the Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled.

Article 2. Power to Make Rules and Regulations

From the instance that the Treaty of Bruges Bay between the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg and the High Realm of Stormark comes into force, the High King in the High Council of the Realm may make all the rules and regulations He may deem necessary or expedient to carry the purposes and provisions of the aforesaid Treaty into effect.

Article 3. Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Treaty of Bruges Bay (Re-Ratification) Act of Year 17.

Article 4. Commencement

This Act shall come into operation immediately after it has received the Imperial Assent.
 

Schedule

 

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The Treaty of Bruges Bay

A Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation between the High Realm of Stormark and the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg.

The governments of the High Realm of Stormark and the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg, hereafter referred to as the 'High Contracting Parties,' represented by His Imperial and Royal Majesty Harald Freyjugjöf the Generous Giver of the House of the Descendants of Freyja, of the Ancient Blood of Long Lost Valtia and of the Most Sacred Blood of the Lady of the Vanir before that, Sacred Consort of the Most Gracious and Most Generous Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, by Conquest, Popular Acclamation and the Indulgence of the said Fulltrui and Sacred Queens, High King of Stormark, Sovereign Lord on all Continents and The Honourable Sir Hyderus Adrianus, Minister of State of the Foreign Office of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg, Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle, desiring to commence a new era of co-operation and friendship between their nations, have agreed upon the following articles:

I. Recognition and Friendship

1. The High Contracting Parties shall from this point forward, for as long as both continue to exist or desire this agreement to remain in-force, be in a perpetual state of mutual recognition and friendship, respecting each other’s independence and sovereignty.

2. The High Contracting Parties commit to the peaceful resolution of any and all disagreements that may occur to estrange or otherwise alienate them from one another.

3. The High Contracting Parties shall refrain from any aggressive, subversive, belligerent, or hostile act or policy, either overtly or covertly, directed against one another.

4. The High Contracting Parties commit to identifying and cooperating on issues of mutual interest, including those presented through intermicronational organizations of which both are members, with the goal of creating a closer bilateral relationship.

II. Neutrality of High Contracting Parties

5. Each High Contracting Party shall respect the neutrality of the other. Neither shall seek to involve the other High Contracting Party in any conflict between it and a third party and each High Contracting Party understands that this agreement does not commit the other into taking any action whatsoever in support of it during any third-party conflict.

III. Freedom of Movement

6. Each High Contracting Party shall provide the other’s nationals freedom of movement and participation on its public forums and spaces subject to applicable terms, conditions and laws.

7. Each High Contracting Party recognizes that its nationals, when in the other’s territory, shall be subject to its laws and system of justice, and commits to a stance of non-interference where a national is subject to penalty for unlawful acts undertaken within the other’s territory.

IV. Diplomatic Immunity

8. Each High Contracting Party shall grant onto the other's sovereign, and any accredited diplomatic officials, full immunity from prosecution for offences that may be committed within its jurisdiction. The immunity for diplomatic officials other than the sovereign may be waived on an individual case-by-case basis at the agreement of both High Contracting Parties for certain heinous crimes.

V. Co-operation

9. The High Contracting Parties undertake to encourage full and productive co-operation between organs of the state, academic or other research institutions, charitable organisations and other such entities engaged in the pursuit of the furtherance of archaeology, cultural development, history, language, science, technology, and other such areas of research, across both jurisdictions, and shall endeavour to lift any unnecessary bars or fetters to such research and provide expedited state entry procedures for those individuals involved.

VI. Mutual Prosperity

10. The High Contracting Parties shall permit and encourage trade, commerce and industry across their borders, with special consideration given to the transit of manufactured goods and raw materials. In major infrastructure projects, the governments of the High Contracting Parties shall in the tendering process consider companies from each nation alike.

VII. Respect for Territory

11. The High Contracting Parties shall respect their rights to future territorial expansion and recognise the international limit of rights to waters as categorised into two zones:

a. The territorial waters, consisting of 12 nautical miles from the coast of the state, subject to full jurisdiction of the state;

b. Exclusive economic zone, consisting of 200 nautical miles from the coast of the state, in which the state shall have exclusive rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone, such as the production of energy from the water, currents and winds;

c. Wherever the exclusive economic zones of the High Contracting Parties shall clash, the median point between the coasts of the states shall be the border of between the aforesaid exclusive economic zones.

12. Further clarification on the question of territorial waters may be produced by mutual consent of the High Contracting Parties via an ancillary agreement to this Treaty.

VIII. Victorian Military Assets

13. Of the military assets of the Kingdom and Empire of Victoria, all of which were transferred to the sovereign control of the High Realm of Stormark by Her Majesty Queen Victoria II of the Kingdom and Empire of Victoria upon the dissolution of the aforesaid State on December 20, 2011, the military units listed in the Schedule to this Treaty shall upon the coming into effect of this Treaty be transferred to the sovereign control of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg.

IX. Efficacy of this Treaty

14. This Treaty shall take effect upon ratification by the High Contracting Parties in accordance with their respective constitutional laws and customs and may be terminated in accordance with the same.

15. This Treaty shall be valid indefinitely, and may also be amended, repealed or replaced by mutual consent of the High Contracting Parties.

16. Following the negotiation of any further amendments to this Treaty, it shall be re-signed and re-ratified.

17. This Treaty shall lapse if one High Contracting Party collapses, dies or is annexed by another sovereign nation, and shall not bind any successor state.

X. Storish Protection of Gotzborg's Micran Lands

18. The High Contracting Parties hereby agree that upon the coming into effect of this Article of the Treaty, the Micran Territories of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg (hereafter in this Chapter to be referred to as "the Gotzer Micran Territories") shall be transferred to the Sovereign Protectorship of the High Realm of Stormark.

19. It is hereby furthermore agreed by the High Contracting Parties that the Gotzer Micran Territories shall remain in the Sovereign Protectorship of the High Realm of Stormark for the duration of the hiatus of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg.

20. The High Contracting Parties hereby agree that upon the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg giving, in accordance with its constitutional laws and customs, official notice to the High Realm of Stormark that it has returned to activity, the Gotzer Micran Territories shall return to the Sovereign control of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg.

21. This Chapter of the Treaty shall be deemed lapsed by the High Contracting Parties immediately after the Micran Territories have returned to the Sovereign control of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg.


Schedule

Military units to be transferred to the sovereign control of the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg:

King's Own Highlanders (Infantry);

Parachute Regiment (Infantry);

Queen's Own Rifles (Infantry);

Queen's Own Southern Borderers (Infantry);

Queen's Own Victorian Lowlanders (Infantry);

Riego Guard (Infantry);

Royal Aalsborg (Deathshead) (Infantry);

Royal Adraisia (Infantry);

Royal Forresters (Infantry);

Royal Highland Rifles (Infantry);

Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch) (Infantry);

Royal Impi (Infantry);

Royal Victorian Guard (Infantry);

Southern Guards (Infantry);

Southern Lowland Fusiliers (Infantry);

Viewfourth Borderers (Infantry).


Concluded this day, Friday, 27 December 2013 / 7 Vidiland 13, at the City of Lonenberg.


Signed for the High Realm of Stormark:

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Lands of the Longships Throne since time immemorial, from Whom all Authority in the High Realm of Stormark is derived I hereby affix My Signature to this Treaty!

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Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur

Signed for the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg:

Sir Hyderus Adrianus
Minister of State, Foreign Office
The Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg

Re-signed on this day, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 / 21 Vidiland 17, at the City of Lonenberg in connection with the insertion into the Treaty of Chapter X, as required by Article 16 of the Treaty.

Re-signed for the High Realm of Stormark:

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Lands of the Longships Throne since time immemorial, from Whom all Authority in the High Realm of Stormark is derived I hereby affix My Signature to this Treaty!

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Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur

Re-signed for the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg:

His Grace Liam, the Duke of Montin
Royal Chancellor

 

 

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Memorandum of Explanation

Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,
 
The purpose of this Bill is to re-ratify the Treaty of Bruges Bay between the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg and the High Realm of Stormark.

As you may know, the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg has gone on a hiatus and its has been agreed by the High Realm and the Royal Kingdom that Stormark will protect and preserve Gotzborg's Micran Lands until such time that the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg will return to activity and reassert its sovereignty over the aforesaid lands.

The aforesaid agreement has been enshrined in a new Chapter, to be known as Chapter X, which has been inserted into the Treaty of Bruges Bay.

Since the Article 16 of the Treaty of Bruges Bay requires that in the event that the aforesaid Treaty is amended, it must be re-signed and re-ratified and thence have I put this Bill of mine containing the amended and resigned Treaty of Bruges Bay before you.

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* Prays aloud. *

Thy Most Sacred Majesties,

Direct, I beseech Thee, O Fulltrui and Sacred Queens, the actions of us Jarls in this present Althing assembled by Thy most sacred inspirations and carry them on by Thy most gracious assistance; that every word and work of ours may always begin from Thee, O Three Ladies Divine, and by Thee be happily ended; through Thy Most Sacred Majesties' Love, so mote it be.

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Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me, Lady Aoife the Celt of the House of the Descendants of Freyja, Krónjarla of Stormark, Imperial Chieftainess of the Sólareyjar, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Sólareyjar, Law Speaker of the Althing, grants the High King and Gulajarl leave to submit this Bill of his to all of you here in this present Althing assembled.

Discussion and debate on this Bill will be open for a period of one week.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,

The Snæjarla begs leave to move for Unanimous Consent.

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Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls,
 
The High King and Gulajarl also seconds the move for Unanimous Consent.

 

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Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me has noted that the motion for Unanimous Consent has been seconded. All of me is in agreement with the evocation of Unanimous Consent and this Bill will pass in 12 hours unless one of you who belongs to the body of the Most Honourable Jarls in the Althing assembled shall express zir objection against the Bill aforesaid by casting zir vote against it during the aforesaid allotted voting time.

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Honourable Jarls,

In the name of the Three Ladies Divine, Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of the Good Lands of Valtia Reborn, from Whom all Authority in the Lands of the Longships Throne is derived, all of me has noted that none of you has casted zir vote against the Bill and therefore it is hereby pronounced passed by the the Most Honourable Jarls in this present Althing assembled. All of me does hereby submit this Bill to the High King for the Imperial Assent.

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Lady Law Speaker,

We do hereby inform you that We have granted Our Imperial Assent to the Treaty of Bruges Bay (Re-Ratification) Bill and the said Bill has therefore become Law as the Treaty of Bruges Bay (Re-Ratification) Act of Year 17.

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