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    Post by Cthulhuvong on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 pm

    Articles of the League of Worlds

    Supreme Authority of the League
    The League is composed of many individual empires, each with their own local laws and customs. Laws passed by the League are similar to the old UN resolutions in that they are stern suggestions, not “laws” in the full legal sense. Likewise, all members must acknowledge the authority of the League and its organs as the final arbiters of disputes or other conflicts, however the decisions do not need to be followed.

    Unified Standards
    The League establishes a number of standards for use by all member empires. This includes a calendar, a currency, and a timekeeping system. All members must accept and use these standards when dealing with the League and other members. They are free to use other standards locally, but these standards never take precedence over those established by the League.

    Ban on Targeting Civilian Populations
    The League bans the targeting of civilian populations in attacks by one empire against another. This includes all forms of attacks, from weapons of mass destruction to artillery strikes to terrorist attacks. The League tends to look the other way when small amounts of civilians get killed, but blowing up civilian structures that are still occupied is dealt with harshly. Indiscriminate destruction of a planet's non-combatant population and/or ecosystem is a violation of this ban. While the League generally prefers a laissez-faire approach to most matters, the abuse of this article is always dealt with swiftly.

    Ban on Weapons of Mass Destruction
    The Assembly bans the use of all weapons of mass destruction (radiological, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons), on planets and other celestial bodies, and deals harshly with any member or group that attempts to use such weapons on celestial bodies.

    Equality before the Law
    Every citizen of the League is held accountable for his actions. In addition, every citizen possesses sovereign rights that are guaranteed by the League. This area is very vague despite the Convention on Sentient Rights, and some regions do not give their citizens any rights, while others try to give them all rights possible.

    No Slavery
    Any creature deemed to be sapient, however primitive, is considered protected under the League and possessed of the full rights pertaining thereto. Chattel slavery is thus strictly forbidden by the Assembly and anyone who attempts to flout this law is usually treated very harshly.

    The League of Worlds
    Chief among the governmental organs established by the League is the legislature known as the League of Worlds, whose representatives are chosen by members at regular intervals. Each member has 1 representative in the LoW.

    First Secretary
    Head of the LoW, whom is selected by his peers to run the administration of the League, cast the tie-breaking vote when needed, and elected every 5 Earth years. Though there is no rule about it, every First Secretary has come from the Sol Federation.

    *League of Worlds – forum for international debate
    - The League of Worlds – where discussion and debate are held in the open
    - - Disarmament and International Security Committee – deals with international security
    - - Economic and Financial Committee – deals with economic and financial problems
    - - Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee – deals with social and cultural problems
    - - Special Political and Colonization Committee – deals with colonization and political issues
    - - Administrative and Budgetary Committee – deals with administration of the League, and budget
    - - Legal Committee – deals with legal problems of the Assembly
    - - General Committee – made up of the First Secretary and heads of all the other Committees
    - LoW programs
    - - Human Rights Council
    - - Conference on Trade and Development
    - - Drug Control Program
    - - Development Program
    - - Environmental Program
    - - Children’s Economic Fund (GACEF)
    - - Food and Agricultural Organization
    - - Institute for Training and Research
    - - Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
    - - Research Institute for Social Development
    - - Institute for Disarmament Research
    - - Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
    - - Joint Inspection Unit - the internal affairs/oversight of internal SC happenings
    - - International Labor Organization
    - - Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
    - - Galactic Health Organization
    - - Interstellar Civil Aviation, Maritime, and Astrogation Organization
    - - Interstellar Postal Authority – responsible for all interplanetary and interstellar communications
    - - Worlds Intellectual Property Union
    - - Industrial Development Organization
    - - Worlds Tourism Organization
    - - Anti-Terrorist Taskforce
    - - Anti-Slavery Taskforce
    - - Anti-Crime Organization
    - - various Peacekeeping Operations
    - Secretariat – the organization of the First Secretary
    - - Office of the First Secretary
    - - Office of Internal Oversight Services - internal audits and the like
    - - Office of Legal Affiars
    - - Department of Political Affairs
    - - Office for Disarmament Affairs
    - - Department of Peacekeeping Operations
    - - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    - - Department of Economic and Social Affairs
    - - Department of the League of Worlds
    - - Department of Public Information
    - - Department of Management
    - - Office of Drugs and Crime
    - Galactic Court of Justice – primary judicial organ of the League, a respected and fair arbiter between nations
    - - Galactic Supreme Court – final judicial authority in the League
    - - Galactic Criminal Court – tribunal to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression
    - - Covert Operations Establishment – undercover operations
    - - Psionic Studies Institute – deals with psionic phenomenon
    - - Special Judical Service – internal affairs
    - - Interplanetary Police (INTERPOL) – works with worldwide police agencies to cooperate against criminal activity
    - - Mercenary Regulatory Agency – sets policies and directives for mercenary companies

    Organizations Involved with the League

    *Galactic Bank – works to aid economic development in poor empires
    - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    - International Development Association
    - International Finance Corporation
    - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    - International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes
    - International Monetary Fund

    *Commission for Interplanetary Peace and Security – CIPS, attempts to solve interplanetary disputes before they can deteriorate into conflicts

    *Interstellar Survey Society – explores and charts the frontier and maintains accurate records of all worlds
    - Exploration Division – explores and charts the frontier
    - Census Division – maintains accurate records

    *Solar Diamond – neutral corps dedicated to providing professional medical care (like the Red Cross)

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