To secure for the safety and independence of every nation, we the unified nations of Elvarya have determined that the establishment of a working international body will bring the world Saftey for succeeding generations from the scourge of war, the reaffirmation of the fundamental human rights afforded to every individual, the establishment of a court that respects every nation and is obligated to secure treaties and international law, and social progress with better standards for every living being. We have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims accordingly. Our respective governments, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Elvarya and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the Commonwealth of Elvarya.
Chapter I: Purposes and Principals
The purposes of the Commonwealth are:
1. To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace.
2. For the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, the Commonwealth hereby establishes the International Court of Justice for the settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace.
3. Only through an indictment of the General Council and the International Court of Justice, can the Commonwealth forcefully remove organizations which pursue acts of aggression and breaches of the peace.
4. Develop Friendly relations between members
5. Be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.
6. Achieve international cooperation to solve international problems of economics, social, humanitarian, or social in character, and promoting human rights, freedoms, without distinction to sex, language, race, or religion.
The Organization and its Members shall act in accordance with the following Principles.
1. The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.
2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the constitution.
3. All Members shall settle their international disputes through the International Court of Justice.
4. All Members shall refrain from the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state unless authorized by the Commonwealth through the approval of both the General Council and the International Court of Justice.
5. All Members shall give the Commonwealth every assistance in any action it takes to secure international peace and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the Commonwealth is taking enforcement action.
6. The Organization shall ensure that states which are Members of the Commonwealth act in accordance with these Principles so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.
7. The Commonwealth will not intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state including economics, domestic law, and domestic property unless such structures affect international peace.
8. The Commonwealth will not associate itself with any other organization, company/corporation/conglomerate, etc.
9. The Commonwealth will not breach a single principle.
10. The Commonwealth will not extend jurisdiction to non-members.
Chapter II: Membership
Membership in the Commonwealth is open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Constitution and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations.
A Member of the Commonwealth which has persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Constitution may be expelled from the Organization by the General Council.
Chapter III: Organs
Established as principal organs of the Commonwealth: a General Council and an International Court of Justice
Chapter IV: The General Council
1. The General Council shall consist of all the Members of the Commonwealth.
2. Each Member shall have two representatives, one in the General Council and one in the International Court of Justice.
3. The General Council will convene on matters of International Law, Neutral Negotiations as Intermediaries, and Humanitarian Issues.
4. Within the General Council members may make Sub-Commities on various topics. Joining one is vouluntary and members must abide by their descisions.
5. Sub-Commities on security related topics fall under the I.C.J.
1. In order to ensure prompt and effective action by the Commonwealth, its Members confer on the General Council for the maintenance of international peace and security and agree that in carrying out its duties under this responsibility the Commonwealth acts on their behalf.
2. In discharging these duties the General Council shall act in accordance with the Purposes and Principles of the Commonwealth.
1. Each member of the General Council shall have one vote.
2. Decisions of the General Council on procedural matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of the majority. Amendments to the Charter require 2/3 majority.
2a. The Defendant and Victim both are exempt from voting in cases where such terms apply.
3. Decisions of the General Council on all other matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of Majority.
1. The General Council shall be so organized as to be able to function continuously. Each member of the General Council shall for this purpose be represented at all times during Sessions.
2. Members may be represented by a member of the government or by some other specially designated representative.
The General Council may establish such subsidiary organs as it deems necessary for the performance of its functions.
The General Council will follow a procedure that is fully democratic in nature. A presiding officer will be randomly selected at the start of each session to ensure order and decorum, and recognize members to speak in an orderly fashion.
Chapter V: The International Court of Justice
1. The International Court of Justice shall be the principal judicial organ of the Commonwealth.
2. The court will consist of 1 magistrate from each member nation.
3. The Court can be applied to non-member nations as well.
1. Every nation in Elvarya must comply with the decision of the court
2. Any nation that does not comply with the decision of the court is considered an organization that is attempting to beach the peace.
1. All international conflicts; conflicts between two or more nations, will be held in front of the Court
2. Nations can appeal to the General Council for reconsideration
3. For the Commonwealth to exercise military action, the target nation must be found guilty of crimes through a Judicial Panel
1. Every magistrate obtains one vote on the Judicial Panel
2. If the Panel is hearing a case between nations, the magistrates from the nations involved in the conflict are absent of a vote.
1. Mittel-Elvarya is the policing arm of the Commonwealth
2. Mittel-Elvarya is to answer to the I.C.J. for all matters relating to policing.
3. Member Nations do not need to supply Troops but do need to supply supplies.
IN FAITH WHEREOF the representatives of the Governments of the Commonwealth have signed the present Constitution.
Founded on the 18th of February, 2019, the Commonwealth of Elvarya is an international organization dedicated to maintaining World Peace following the largest war seen on the planet and several subsequent close calls. The Commonwealth seeks to maintain this peace via creating strong economic ties through promoting trade and cooperation, run police operations when needed, and run Humanitarian operations to assist less fortunate nations.
Police Operations are run by the International Court of Justice, which is tasked with being the force to maintain the peace through both diplomatic and, if needed, military action.
The International Court of Justice is open to all nations of the World to conduct their disputes through a neutral third party as needed.
The Commonwealth will also not associate itself with a Company or Organization outside of temporary Humanitarian Aid.
Peacekeepers acts as the Policing arm. Nations will supply it as needed.
R.O.E. for Policing is dictated that a combatant is anyone armed, and actively engaging against Commonwealth Forces.
Armed is defined as anything from primitive tools to modern weapons that are actively or with intent to harm Commonwealth Troops.
R.O.E for War defines a civilian as anyone not participating in the armed theater of conflict.
One should not attack a munitions or arms factory with Civilian workers inside, but if workers are caught in the crossfire, and there is proven no active intent to harm Civilians, one will not be tried for war crimes.
Rules of Engagement
Do not assault civilians unless they assault first, in which case they are considered combatants
Emergency Services, Police Services, and Military Forces should be given the chance to surrender before an assault in the case that the nation being policed does not surrender. Failure to surrender names them legitamite targets. Services are given priority for protection and must not be intentionally targeted.
During Police Operations, heavy ordance attacks on the nation should be limited to moderate damage at most. During war time usage is requested be kept to appropiate levels, but is unrestricted. Usage of Chemical, Nuclear, Biological, and Radiological are prohibited during policing operations.
Riot Gear is allowed during Poice Operations.
Targeting Civilian Airfields is restricted.
Military Forces are to be given the same offer to surrender as Civilian Services in the event of the nation itself does not surrender.
Forced relocation is prohibted in all situations aside from extreme violence in civilian population centers.
Civilians who do not relocate are to be considered non-combatants unless meeting the previously stated requirements.
Nations during Policing Operations are not to annex territory, or claim captured civilians and POW's as their own.
POW's are not to be intentionaly harmed, starved, forced into disavantougous situations, or forced into labor.
All Policing Nations are to provide aids to Civilians and POW's.
Naval intervention during Police Operations should be kept to a minimum. This includes anti-piracy actions and temporary blockades. Critical items and Humanitarian Aid must be unrestricted.
In times of War, all restrictions are loosed aside from POW treatement, Civilian Treatment, Services Treatment, and WMD usage aside from Chemical Weapons, which are unrestricted.
The ROE only applies to Peacekeeping forces.
The ultimate goal of the Commonwealth is to maintain world peace. Though the Commonwealth will always invite nations to join it will not press the matter of membership. Membership is open to all peace-loving nations that accept the obligations provided with being a member of the Commonwealth and are capable of carrying out the obligations under the Commonwealth.
The Procedure to join is as follows:
Telegram Nerodanus or any other Commonwealth member.
Confirm to them you are willing and capable of carrying out the obligations under the Commonwealth
Wait for the Commonwealth to pass a majority vote in favor of membership
Membership will become effective immediately upon majority approval.
Ambassadors: Vitaly Ivanovich (General Council), Mariya Nikolaev (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Synthia Guldive (General Council), Alisa Ratin (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Walter Macavoy (General Council), Judge Stephen Hax (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Paige Coulter (General Council), Kevin Moddel (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Jake Harmon (General Council), Matthew Johnson (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Alexander Vistle (General Council), Knut Manning (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Mathilde von Mecklenburg (General Council), Michael Kurtzweiler (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Louise-Josephe de Cernbron (General Council), Frederic Montillier (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Proclus Remus (General Council), Canuleia Spendia (I.C.J.)
Ambassadors: Fufia Mellita (General Council), Nonus Primanus (I.C.J.)