Minister of Domestic Affairs
|Minister of Domestic Affairs of the|
Social Liberal Union
Seal of the Ministry of Domestic Affairs
|Executive Branch of the SLU Government|
|Term length||No fixed term;|
until successor elected following Delegate election
|Constituting instrument||SLU Constitution (May 2017–)|
Various Acts of Parliament (Jun 2011–May 2017)
|Formation||25 June 2011 CE|
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|Government and Politics|
Social Liberal Union
The Minister of Domestic Affairs of the Social Liberal Union (sometimes referred to as MoDA) is an office that came into existence – originally as Minister of Communications – with the passage of the Executive Cabinet Act in 2011. The office was retitled Minister of Domestic Affairs with the passage of Amendment 1 to the Executive Cabinet Act in 2011. The Minister of Domestic Affairs was updated to reflect the new operations of the region – under the Second Constitution of the Social Liberal Union – with the passage of the Regional Administration and Governance Act in 2012, and eventually became a constitutional office under the Third Constitution in 2017.
The powers and duties of the Minister of Domestic Affairs are mainly outlined in Article 6 of the Constitution. The Minister of Domestic Affairs is a member of the Administration and of the Cabinet. Furthermore, the Constitution establishes the Minister of Domestic Affairs as the presiding officer of the Ministry of Domestic Affairs.
The Minister of Domestic Affairs holds an ex officio seat on the Law Commission but may designate the Attorney General as their full voting alternate. Separately, the Minister is also responsible for nominating another prospective voting member, who is subject to confirmation by the full Commission.
Express constitutional powers and responsibilities of the Minister of Domestic Affairs include:
- Conducting regional activities, stimulating regional activity and Member State involvement, and boosting regional morale
- Managing polls and setting the region's welcome telegram, in consultation with the Delegate
- Maintaining ultimate administrative and cosmetic control over the regional World Factbook Entry, including regional tags
- Maintaining the regional forum or website, except portions under the official control of the Speaker of the Union or the Chancellor
- Prosecuting States for public offences and representing of the government in civil matters in the Court of Justice
- Delegating prosecutorial and civil legal representation authority to and appointing an Attorney General, who oversees such affairs
- Maintaining and enforcing standards of decency, as provided for by law, in places such as the regional forum, website, and Regional Message Board