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''This Act declares the opinions of the Open Parliament to guide the executive in the conduct of foreign relations to promote equitable and just principles of governance in all associates of the Social Liberal Union, and makes time-limited special provision for the enhanced enforcement and execution of those opinions.''
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== Section 1. General Provisions ==
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The Open Parliament finds and declares that all power, including administrative or purportedly apolitical functions of government such as moderation or roleplay, are nonetheless ultimately inseparable forms of political power, and should be subject to appropriate scrutiny, accountability, and the constraint of law befitting such authority. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this fact when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union. All references or assertions contrary this policy, at the discretion of the World Assembly Delegate, may be ignored by the Social Liberal Union and its officers as ''prima facie'' void and patently false, and accordingly thereafter shall be inadmissible in any judicial or administrative proceeding.
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Provided, notwithstanding any provision of law, no provision of this Act may be challenged or questioned in any court of the Social Liberal Union by a non-Member State, except were explicitly may be required by constitutional law. The Open Parliament shall be the only avenue of appeal for matters provided for herein in such cases of foreign States, regions, or organizations.
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== Section 2. Subversion of the Rule of Law ==
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The Open Parliament finds and declares that the rule of law is one of the most fundamental requirements to be considered an ally of or to maintain an embassy with the Social Liberal Union. The law and the administration of justice must be equitable, accessible, fair, consistent, impartial, timely, and widely-observed by all public and private powers within a given jurisdiction. Any deviation from or failure to ensure the adequate rule of law may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union, and neither neglect nor ignorance of the law shall suffice as an excuse or mitigating factor when determining compliance with any such adopted embassy requirements.
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Provided, while this Act remains in effect, the Open Parliament may with the same force and effect of a designation made by the executive under the Enemies of the Union Act, on its own volition make such designations of any foreign States, regions, or organizations with a Resolution of Parliament to that effect, should the Open Parliament make a finding that such a designee has or is attempting to grossly pervert or undermine the rule of law in a given jurisdiction. Such a designation shall expire upon the termination of this Act, by operation of other law, or by unanimous executive order of the Cabinet following a three day public notice and comment period on such a proposed action.
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== Section 3. Excess Consolidation or Improper Combination of Political Power ==
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The Open Parliament finds and declares that the excess consolidation of political power is often harmful and repugnant to the values that should be espoused by a democratic and rule of law-based region or organization. One particular State or a group of States acting in concert should not wield any improper combination or excessive amount of executive, legislative, or judicial powers as to render constitutional and democratic safeguards and provisions ineffective or obsolete. Wanton or unaddressed instances of excessive consolidation or grossly improper combinations of political power may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union.
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== Section 4. Unaccountable Use of Political Power ==
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The Open Parliament finds and declares that all political power should be wielded, especially in cases of adverse or punitive actions, in an accountable and transparent manner consistent with the rule of law and due process. Adequate procedural and substantive safeguards should exist, be sufficiently promulgated, and must be observed to ensure the foregoing. Wanton or unaddressed instances of excessive or grossly improper exercise of political power may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union.
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== Section 5. Termination of Act ==
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This Act shall expire on 31 June 2020 according to the legal time zone recognized by law, unless extended further by a subsequent enactment of law.

Latest revision as of 19:48, 4 November 2019

November 2019 Foreign Relations Realignment Act
CitationProposed A-38
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Legislative history
Introduced on4 November 2019
Introduced byAnaaxes
Required majoritySimple majority
Status: Pending

This Act declares the opinions of the Open Parliament to guide the executive in the conduct of foreign relations to promote equitable and just principles of governance in all associates of the Social Liberal Union, and makes time-limited special provision for the enhanced enforcement and execution of those opinions.

Section 1. General Provisions

The Open Parliament finds and declares that all power, including administrative or purportedly apolitical functions of government such as moderation or roleplay, are nonetheless ultimately inseparable forms of political power, and should be subject to appropriate scrutiny, accountability, and the constraint of law befitting such authority. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this fact when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union. All references or assertions contrary this policy, at the discretion of the World Assembly Delegate, may be ignored by the Social Liberal Union and its officers as prima facie void and patently false, and accordingly thereafter shall be inadmissible in any judicial or administrative proceeding.

Provided, notwithstanding any provision of law, no provision of this Act may be challenged or questioned in any court of the Social Liberal Union by a non-Member State, except were explicitly may be required by constitutional law. The Open Parliament shall be the only avenue of appeal for matters provided for herein in such cases of foreign States, regions, or organizations.

Section 2. Subversion of the Rule of Law

The Open Parliament finds and declares that the rule of law is one of the most fundamental requirements to be considered an ally of or to maintain an embassy with the Social Liberal Union. The law and the administration of justice must be equitable, accessible, fair, consistent, impartial, timely, and widely-observed by all public and private powers within a given jurisdiction. Any deviation from or failure to ensure the adequate rule of law may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union, and neither neglect nor ignorance of the law shall suffice as an excuse or mitigating factor when determining compliance with any such adopted embassy requirements.

Provided, while this Act remains in effect, the Open Parliament may with the same force and effect of a designation made by the executive under the Enemies of the Union Act, on its own volition make such designations of any foreign States, regions, or organizations with a Resolution of Parliament to that effect, should the Open Parliament make a finding that such a designee has or is attempting to grossly pervert or undermine the rule of law in a given jurisdiction. Such a designation shall expire upon the termination of this Act, by operation of other law, or by unanimous executive order of the Cabinet following a three day public notice and comment period on such a proposed action.

Section 3. Excess Consolidation or Improper Combination of Political Power

The Open Parliament finds and declares that the excess consolidation of political power is often harmful and repugnant to the values that should be espoused by a democratic and rule of law-based region or organization. One particular State or a group of States acting in concert should not wield any improper combination or excessive amount of executive, legislative, or judicial powers as to render constitutional and democratic safeguards and provisions ineffective or obsolete. Wanton or unaddressed instances of excessive consolidation or grossly improper combinations of political power may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union.

Section 4. Unaccountable Use of Political Power

The Open Parliament finds and declares that all political power should be wielded, especially in cases of adverse or punitive actions, in an accountable and transparent manner consistent with the rule of law and due process. Adequate procedural and substantive safeguards should exist, be sufficiently promulgated, and must be observed to ensure the foregoing. Wanton or unaddressed instances of excessive or grossly improper exercise of political power may be grounds for the closure of embassies, recall of diplomatic officials, and other measures the executive may deem proper. Pursuant to the power of the Open Parliament under Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Government of the Social Liberal Union shall take into account this Section when formulating embassy requirements as the established public and foreign policy of the Social Liberal Union.

Section 5. Termination of Act

This Act shall expire on 31 June 2020 according to the legal time zone recognized by law, unless extended further by a subsequent enactment of law.