The Regional ConstitutionProposed and created By: Metz. Based off Constitution developed by South MalaysiaV:1.0PREAMBLE:
A Confederation between StatesARTICLE 1:
The Executive BranchARTICLE 2:
The Legislative BranchARTICLE 3:
The Judicial BranchARTICLE 4:
The Regional AdministrationARTICLE 5:
Ratification of the Regional ConstitutionPREAMBLE:
A Confederation between States
We, the nations of the Region of Hyrule, in order to form a confederacy of sovereign nations, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and the guaranteeing of liberty among nations, do hereby ordain and establish this Regional Constitution of the Region of Hyrule.ARTICLE 1:
The Executive BranchSection 1:
The Role and Responsibilities of the Founder
1.1 The Regional Founder is the Founder, Mega Mindy, Shahanshah and Queen of Hyrule.
1.2.1 The Founder is the main forum administrator. This shall include, but is not limited to, creating forums, and adding/fixing code.
1.2.3 The Founder may not run for any position in the Regional Cabinet.
1.2.3 The Founder is the protector and advisor to the Region of Hyrule.Section 2:
Duties and Positions of the Regional Cabinet
2.1 The Regional Cabinet is responsible for implementing certain regional programs and moderating certain forums.
2.2 The Regional Cabinet shall consist of the Prime Minister
, who shall be regarded as the Head of State, Delegate
, who shall be regarded as the Head of Government, and Ministers with the following portfolios: Immigration, Foreign Affairs, and Justice
: Electing Cabinet Members
3.1 Elections for the regional cabinet shall take place on the twentieth day of the months February, May, August, and November.
3.2 To be eligible to run for a position, one must have been registered on the Hyrule forums for one month or more, and have made a minimum of 10 posts.
3.2.1 To run for Delegate, one must have been registered on the forums and region for six months or have served in the regional cabinet in a past term.
3.3 To run, a candidate must announce his or her intent to run for a specified position in the main election thread of the election forum on the tenth of each election month.
3.4 Elections for the specific positions of the regional cabinet will begin on the thirteenth of each Election month. After beginning, elections will run for five days. When the five days are over, the person with the most votes will be the person appointed to the certain cabinet position.
3.5 If most votes are abstenations, the vote will be counted as no vote, and the nomination and election process will begin again as outlined earlier in this article.Section 4:
Powers of the Ministers
4.1 The ministers, when elected, have the power to do the following:
4.1.1 Moderate the forum(s) which the minister is assigned to moderate
4.1.2 Advertise the forum(s) which the minister moderates to new nations and
encourage people to take part in events or programs regarding their ministry.
4.1.3 Appoint a deputy minister, who would help the main minister moderate his or her forum.
4.1.4 Lock topics within the forum(s) they moderate.
4.2 Unless called upon by another minister, a minister is not to moderate or lock topics in any forum he or she does not moderate.
4.3 A minister is not to declare a vote null and void.Section 5:
5.1 If a minister is inactive for 25 days without prior notification of reason to be inactive, the Prime Minister, or Delegate if Prime Minister is unavailable, shall post a message announcing to the general population that the minister has been relieved of his or her duties.
5.2 Elections for that cabinet position would be held; the process of nomination and voting being the same as for the major elections.Section 6:
Positions in the Regional Cabinet
6.1 Prime Minister
6.1.1 The Prime Ministe is the Head of State.
6.1.2 The Prime Minister has the power to moderate all the forums moderated by a minister if asked by one of the ministers, along with all other forums not mentioned in this document.
6.2.1 The Delegate is responsible for voting on World Assembly resolutions and being regional Head of Government.
6.2.2 The Delegate is to create a voting thread regarding the WA resolution in quorum which all citizens of Hyrule, regardless of WA affiliation, may vote on. The Delegate will then cast his/her vote according to the will of the citizens.
6.2.3 The Delegate will also have access to regional control. The Delegate may edit the World Factbook Entry and is allowed to turn off regional control for Delegates.
6.2.4 The Delegate may only eject nations with permission of the Prime Minister, Founder, or Minister of Justice, if the Founder and Prime Minister is/are away. Ejections must abide by the Ejection Rules outlined in Article 5 in the "Basic Laws" section.
6.3 Ministry of Immigration
6.3.1 The minister of immigration is to recruit new nations to the region, and is required to recruit at least 15 nations a day or 130 nations per week.
6.3.2 The MoI is to encourage other nations to help recruit.
6.3.3 The MoI is to send out a welcome telegram to all new nations who arrive to the region.
6.3.4 The MoI is to make a list of all nations who have not logged on to NationStates within 15 days, and post the list to inform everyone of which nations are about to die out. They should also show which nations no longer exist if possible.
6.3.5 The MoI is responsible for keeping an up-to-date “Welcome telegram” and “Recruiting Telegram”.
6.3.6 The MoI is responsible for making sure that the ‘deputies’ appointed are doing their job assigned by the MoI.
6.3.7 In order to become a MoI, a nation must have helped to recruit, or have helped the MoI as deputy. This is to help with involvement within the Immigration Department, and to make sure that the new MoI is able to do their duties with or without the help or a deputy.
6.4 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
6.4.1 The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for all foreign affairs of Hyrule.
6.4.2 The MoFA is allowed to discuss the possibility of going out and requesting embassies with other regions.
6.4.3 The MoFA is to encourage others to join the Hyrule Ambassador Team, which makes sure updates get out to other regions. The MoFA is responsible for making sure the ambassadors are active and is allowed to remove someone from the team for inactivity.
6.4.4 The MoFA is to make a list of all embassies and ambassadors with Hyrule.
6.4.5 The MoFA is to create a regional update, in which all nations may participate in the creation of said update. The update is required to be ready within one week of the topic's posting date.
6.5 Ministry of Justice
6.5.1 The Minister of Justice is to moderate internal conflict within the region, and to globally moderate the forums, excluding the role playing forum.
6.5.2 The MoJ is responsible for maintaining a registry of citizens.
6.5.3 The MoJ is the regional attorney general.
6.5.4 The MoJ is the deputy for ministers, Delegate (duties), and Prime Minister, if they are inactive for fifteen (15) days.
6.5.5 If a conflict between two nations is brought up to the MoJ, he or she is to work out a compromise that is agreeable to both nations, and allow them to meet together via off-site chat, private forum, or another method agreeable upon by all parties.
6.5.6 The MoJ is permitted to call upon someone of his or her choosing to mediate the session, if he or she desires.
6.5.7 The MoJ is to make monthly Regional Security Reports.
6.5.8 The MoJ is to maintain a small defence force of WA nations to insure Regional Security.ARTICLE 2:
The Legislative BranchSection 1:
Responsibilities of the Senate
1.1 The Senate, is the main lawmaking body of the region.
1.1.1 Must have a minimum of five members
1.2 Citizens are both allowed and encouraged to propose new ideas for laws, voice their opinions, suggest ways in which current regional laws could be improved or changed, and propose amendments to that effect.
1.3 All proposals automatically have a deadline of 15 days, unless Senators, by majority vote extend the deadline.
3.3.1 The deadline may be extended in 5 day increments.
1.4 If a final draft of a law is written up and agreed upon or reaches the deadline, the Senators will vote on it, and by majority rule it either passes or fails.
1.5 Citizens only vote on Constitutional AmendmentsSection 2:
Elections for The Senate
2.1 Elections for the Senate shall take place on the twenthy day of the months February, May, August, and November.
2.2 To be eligible to run for a position, one must have been
registered on the Hyrule forums for one month or more, and have made a minimum of 10 posts.Section 3:
Powers of Senators
3.1 To make laws for the Region of Hyrule.
3.2 Represent the People and Citizens of Hyrule.
3.3 Appoint a President of the Senate, who will direct the law making process, and serve as the administrator of the legislative forums.ARTICLE 3:
The Judicial BranchSection 1:
Duties and Positions
1.1 The High Court is to be the supreme authority on disciplinary matters within the Region of Hyrule.
1.2 If a nation breaks, or is suspected to have broken the laws of Hyrule, then any other nation may post in the "Judge's Office" topic in the Regional Court forum to request the nation is put on trial.
1.3 There shall be one Minister of Justice (head of the judicial department), and two judges. These positions shall be elected at the same time as the other positions in the cabinet.Section 2:
2.1 Any evidence should be posted in the "Judge's Office" topic.
2.2 A Judge or the MoJ will create a topic for a case if the evidence points to law breaking.
2.3 Nations are not allowed to post in any on going case topic unless allowed to by a Judge or MoJ.
2.4 All rulings are approved by the MoJ before a Judge is allowed to post one.Section 3:
3.1 When evidence is submitted, a judge will post saying that he or she will be investigating, if he or she is the first to see it.
3.2 The judge is to create a separate topic labeled "The People VS. Nation Name."
3.3 The judge presses charges if the evidence is correct and indicates law breaking only.
3.4 Judges may permit citizens to post if they are connected to the case and have input.
3.5 Judges do not get involved in the case. Judges are to hear arguments, moderate, and are neutral. Judges are not allowed to post evidence, argue with other people, or let personal feelings get mixed in.
3.6 The Minister of Justice must review all rulings in a private forum and then approve, disagree, or modify them.
3.7The Minister of Justice or Judge shall not be the leader of a case should they be a part of it, as in “The People vs The Minister of Justice/Judge”. Instead, the Prime Minister should act as the Minister of Justice. Other Ministers will then serve as the judge.