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Law of Stormark

 

Act of the Althing

 

To all Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles and Knights, and all Our other Well-Beloved Citizens whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come, Greetings:

 

LET IT BE KNOWN that We, Harald Thorstein I the Generous Giver, The Sovereign Viking Emperor, have looked with favour upon the decision of the Althing of the Twentieth Day of the Month Glitnir in the Fourth Year of the Second Viking Age that has been laid before Us:

 

AN ACT TO CREATE A HIGH LAW LAYING CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND GOVERNMENT OF AUTONOMOUS COUNTRIES OF STORMARK.

 

Article 1

Stormark may annex, or out of its own territory form, sovereign states to be put under the overlordship of the Imperial Crown of Stormark. These states may be known as autonomous countries.

 

Article 2

The states of Stormark may govern its own affairs in the following areas:

 

a) Immigration, emigration and citizenship are under the jurisdiction of the individual states. Citizens of a state, however, are also automatically given Autonomous Country Citizenship of Stormark; thus entitling the states’ citizens the right to speak and vote in the Althing and to enter public office in the Imperial Government of Stormark.

 

b ) Internal economic matters and external trade are under the jurisdiction of individual states. They may enter into economic, trade and cultural agreements and treaties with other states (autonomous states of Stormark, or sovereign and free independent states) and with the Imperial Government of Stormark.

 

c) The states have the right to develop their own culture without interference from the Imperial Government of Stormark.

 

d) The states have the right to develop criminal, penal and legal codes. Should any of these be non-existant in an individual state, then the codes of Stormark will apply to the states instead.

 

e) The states have the right to legislate in their own right, but none of their legislation will be able to go against their own constitutions, the laws of Stormark (both written and case laws), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and/or common international and intermicronational law.

 

f) The States shall have their own constitutions to govern their territories. The constitution may not go against the laws of Stormark (both written and case laws).States may have its own structure of government, as long as Human Rights is respected.

 

Article 3

States of Stormark may not:

 

a) pursue their own agendas in foreign affairs; foreign affairs is the responsibility of Stormark.

 

b ) secede, naturalize citizens and denaturalize citizens without having entered into dialogue with the Imperial Government of Stormark, and listened to the advice of the Imperial Government of Stormark.

 

c) go against the laws of Stormark, written as well as case law, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and/or commonly accepted international and intermicronational law.

 

Article 4

The responsibilities and monopolies of Stormark in the states:

 

a) Stormark has the sole responsibility for defence and the military structure of each individual state.

 

b ) Stormark has the sole responsibility for the foreign affairs of the states. The states may, however, enter into trade, economic and cultural agreements and treaties with other states. States may only do so after discussed the agreements with the Imperial Government of Stormark.

 

c) Policing and maintaining the respect of the law of and in the states are under the total and ultimate jurisdiction of Stormark. Likewise the judicial powers of each state are vested in the Law Courts of Stormark. When deciding on any case relating to an individual state, the Law Courts must take state law into consideration. The powers of the Attorney General of Stormark to prosecute and advice shall extend to each individual state.

 

Article 5

The territory of each state shall be determined jointly by the Imperial Government of Stormark, the state, and the MCS.

 

Article 6

Changes to this High Law shall only be done after the Althing has considered the points of view of each individual state in regards to the changes in question. Other than that, changes to this High Law shall be done in accordance with the constitutional procedures of Stormark.

 

Article 7

This High Law may be cited as The Autonomous Countries' Code.

 

Article 8

This High Law enters force after a four fifths vote in the affirmative, and the Imperial Assent of Authority has been given.

 

In consequence whereof We have assented to and confirmed, as We hereby do assent to and do confirm the same as Law under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our Most Sovereign and Noble Viking Empire.

 

 

So be it!!

 

Given at Our Hall in Haraldsborg, in Our Province of Gulathing, on the Twenty Eighth Day of the Month Glitnir in the Fourth Year of the Second Viking Age.

 

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Harald Torsten I den Givmilde, genom Vikingalagarnas Nåd Enväldig Vikingakejsare av Vikingakejsardömet Stormark, och genom andra Höga Lagars Nåd Kung av Sina andra Riken och Kolonier.

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