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« on: November 26, 2019, 10:08:11 am »
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 10:08:24 am »
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Whereas the Refugia Revised Statutes should present a clear set of expectations for Regional Councillors in order to carry out administrative duties of the region without overburdening them and,

Whereas such duties as carried out already by Regional Councillors should be reconciled with the legal text of this document,

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended so as to create:
- A Clarification of Duties -


1. The current contents of RRS 6. shall be replaced with the following:

6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

  • The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the region. The Arch-Administrator's responsibilities are defined as the appointment and dismissal of all positions that are fairly elected into office and maintaining records of significance. Where the Arch-Administrator is the World Assembly Delegate to the region, it shall cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States.

  • The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs must maintain and develop international relationships between the Region and foreign powers as well as process any official correspondence as necessary in this field. The councillor may determine the diplomatic direction of the Region.

  • The Councillor of Culture, whose responsibilities are defined as orchestrating cultural events, inspiring activity, and developing the identity of the Regional culture. The Councillor of Culture must develop a Regional Eco Report in order to support RRS 10. a) and b) which identifies ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established herein. Further, the Councillor of Culture must publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

  • The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the region, as well as verifying voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid member states. The Operations Councillor may carry out operations to best use and expand the region's influence.
2. RRS 11. shall be struck from the record.

Authored by Refuge Isle
Seconded by Sylh Alanor
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 09:22:15 am »
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PREAMBLE. This document presents guidelines and goals for Refugia and its Regional Councillors.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining an efficient and active government presence, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be incremented such that:

    1. Abiding existing election procedural guidelines, RRS 9 and 10 shall be changed to RRS 10 and 11.

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to create:


- Guidelines for Maintained Activity of Regional Officers -


    2. RRS 9. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:

      a) A list of grievances against the accused.
      b) Argument as to why these grievances should result in the removal of the accused prior to the next election.

    If all requirements laid out in RRS 4(c), 9, 9(a), and 9(b) are met, the Arch-Administrator will call for a vote of “No Confidence” among the member states. If this vote passes by a simple majority, a new election will be called for that Council seat within the following five days. The previous seat holder can run again granted they qualify under circumstances detailed in RRS 8a.

Authored by Sylh Alanor
Seconded by Chacapoya

SR#2

Concluded Dec. 4, 2019
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 02:33:10 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document presents guidelines and goals which are to be sought out by Refugia and its members. To establish, in direct continuity with Refugia’s ambition of establishing environmentalism as one of its core values, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended such:


- Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication -


    RRS 9. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways

      a)     Reach an average environmental beauty score of 1,500 by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.
      b)    Reach an average eco-friendliness score of 5,000, by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.

    RRS 10. Mandates that the Councillor of Culture develop a Regional Eco Report in order to support 9. a) and b) and identify ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established herein. Further, mandates that the Councillor of Culture publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

Authored by Athidill
Seconded by Refuge Isle

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 02:38:42 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes setting a defined role for Refugia’s World Assembly Delegate.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining clarity of duties for each official position, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be incremented such that:

    1. Abiding existing structure within the Refugia Revised Statutes, RRS 7, 8, 9, and 10 shall hereby become RRS 8, 9, 10, and 11. All numbered references to RRS 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be updated to reflect their newly-assigned numbers.

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to create:


- Guidelines for Elected World Assembly Delegate -


    2. RRS 7. Nations of Refugia maintaining an active World Assembly membership are able to endorse other Refugia WA nations. The nation holding a plurality of these votes will be appointed World Assembly delegate. The delegate is not required to vote in accordance with the popular internal polling on resolutions at vote. As delegate:
      a) The delegate’s vote on WA Resolutions at Vote will carry a number of votes commensurate to the number of endorsements they maintain plus one.
      b) The delegate can approve proposed resolutions, assisting them in reaching quorum.

Authored by Sylh Alanor
Seconded by UwUsberg

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 02:48:53 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes adjusting the purpose of the region’s Eco-Report.

In continuity with Refugia’s ambition of maintaining clarity of duties, the Refugia Revised Statutes article 11, quoted below, is hereby declared to be out of date:

    RRS 11. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways
    • Reach an average environmental beauty score of 1,500 by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.
    • Reach an average eco-friendliness score of 5,000, by the end of 2019, and maintained thereafter.
The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended as to state:


- Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication II -


    RRS 11. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways
    • Reach an average Environmental Beauty score of 1,900 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.
    • Reach an average Eco-Friendliness score of 5,000 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.

Authored by Sylh Alanor
Seconded by Melenavenia

SR#5

Concluded May 16, 2020
For - 7
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 03:09:36 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes updating and refining RRS 6 and RRS 8.

In the Regional interest of dismantling unnecessary hierarchies and sharing leadership, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended to the following:


- Definitions and Responsibilities of Regional Councillors -


RRS 6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

    a. The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the Region. The Arch-Administrator's responsibilities are defined as the appointment and dismissal of all positions that are fairly elected into office and maintaining records of significance. When the Arch-Administrator is the World Assembly Delegate to the Region, they shall cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States.

    b. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relations with them, as well as oversees construction, maintenance and withdrawal of embassies. The Councillor is expected to maintain correspondence and active ambassadors to those allied regions. Before opening or closing embassies, the Councillor will share their reasoning in a dispatch posted to the Region, then initiate a referendum pursuant to RRS. 4 to determine and follow the will of the Member States.

    c. The Councillor of Culture, whose responsibilities are defined as orchestrating cultural events and developing the identity of the Regional culture. The Councillor of Culture must develop a Regional Eco Report in fulfilling obligations stipulated by RRS 10. a) and b), which identifies ways in which Member States of the Region may contribute towards the environmental targets established therein. Further, the Councillor of Culture must publish regular updates to the report in order to maintain its relevance and timely advice.

    d. The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the Region, possessing a general knowledge of worldwide events and invasion patterns, as well as verifying voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid Member States. During worldwide crises, the Operations Councillor is responsible for organising and leading the Region’s response effort.

    e. The Councillor of the Interior, whose responsibilities are defined as facilitation of Regional engagement through communication with and polling of Member States and residents. Furthermore, the Councillor is responsible for broadcasting announcements via telegram and ensuring an amicable discussion environment.

RRS 8. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Foreign AffairsJan 1 - 7May 1 - 7Sept 1 - 7
CultureJan 7 - 14May 7 - 14Sept 7 - 14
OperationsJan 14 - 21May 14 - 21Sept 14 - 21
InteriorJan 22 - 28May 22 - 28Sept 22 - 28


Authored by Sylh Alanor and Refuge Isle
Seconded by Melenavenia


SR#6


Concluded June 12, 2020
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2021, 04:31:16 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes updating and refining RRS 8 and RRS 9.

In the Regional interest of removing excessive stress from its Councillors, as well as maintaining as full a Council as possible, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended to the following:


- Terms and Election Protocol for Regional Councillors -


RRS 8. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OperationsFeb 1 - 7Jun 1 - 7Oct 1 - 7
Foreign AffairsFeb 7 - 14Jun 7 - 14Oct 7 - 14
CultureFeb 14 - 21Jun 14 - 21Oct 14 - 21
InteriorFeb 22 - 28Jun 22 - 28Oct 22 - 28


RRS 9. Elections will consist of a two day candidacy period, followed by a five day voting period. On the eighth day, the results of the elections will be announced and, if applicable, the next ones will begin.
  • Member States are prohibited from occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively.
  • In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may appoint an individual who may serve in that capacity until such time as the following election produces a regular appointment.

Authored by: Sylh Alanor
Seconded by: UwUsberg

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Concluded Oct. 7, 2020
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2021, 04:36:41 pm »
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Preamble: This is a proposal to modify Refugia Regional Statute 9's outlining of regional elections. This amendment aims to codify previously implicit candidacy requirements for Councilor positions, clarify the two day candidacy period process, and limit the number of positions one nation may hold. Additionally, RRS 10 currently incorrectly references RRS 9 when it should be self-referential; this will be corrected. New and altered passages are in bold.

In the regional interest of equitable and transparent democracy, Refugia Revised Statutes 9 and 10 shall be replaced with the following:

9. Elections will consist of a two day candidacy period, followed by a five day voting period. On the eighth day, the results of the elections will be announced and, if applicable, the next ones will begin.

  • Nations must qualify as Member States as defined in RRS 2 to be eligible for candidacy.
  • The first two days of each electoral period will be a candidacy period. Any eligible nation as defined in RRS 9(a) may make a public declaration of intent during this time, and will subsequently appear on the ballot.
  • Member States are prohibited from occupying more than one Council seat at any given time.
  • Member States are prohibited from occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively.
  • In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may act in that position's capacity, or appoint an individual who may serve in that position's capacity until the following election produces a regular appointment.

10. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:

  • A list of grievances against the accused.
  • Argument as to why these grievances should result in the removal of the accused prior to the next election.

If all requirements laid out in RRS 4(c), 10, 10(a), and 10(b) are met, the Arch-Administrator will call for a vote of “No Confidence” among the member states. If this vote passes by a simple majority, a new election will be called for that Council seat within the following five days. The previous seat holder can run again granted they qualify under circumstances detailed in RRS 8a.

Authored by: Junitaki-cho
Seconded by: Chacapoya

SR#8

Concluded 08/11/2020
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2021, 04:42:10 pm »
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RESOLVED. Where the current procedure to initiate a referendum regarding regular business matters of the region is unduly excessive as a proportion of the average lifespan of a human person and,

For the sake of reducing the time necessary to carry out this and other business, particularly in the season of elections,

The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended in the following way to establish an individual procedure for questions regarding the diplomatic relations of the region towards others, which shall consume an allotment of time which is less than the present method:

- Excessive Waiting Time Reform -


RRS 6. The Regional Council is defined to comprise of the following members:

b. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relationships with them. To that end, the Councillor oversees the construction, maintenance, and withdrawal of embassies.

The Councillor shall:
  • Maintain the relationships between Refugia and its allied regions.
  • Appoint and dismiss Envoys, as the Councillor feels necessary, to aid in their duties.
  • Publish a dispatch to the region which provides an informed opinion for the reason an embassy should be opened or closed.
  • Initiate a four-day referendum among Member States, to determine if an embassy may be opened or closed. Such openings and closures may not occur without a referendum, and may not be acted upon contrary to the referendum.


Authored by Refuge Isle
Seconded by Sylh Alanor and Chacapoya

SR#9

Concluded 15/11/2020
For - 16
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Abstain - 3

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2021, 05:27:15 pm »
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OBSERVING. The sacred and magical laws of Refugia are fantastic to a degree that is beyond imagination; however, they were regrettably written by a youth of merely a quarter century of existence within creation.

Resolving that a venerable sage of twenty seven years is far more capable of developing the guidance of a functional and sprawling democracy,

Hereby ever further revises the Refugia Revised Statutes to reflect this infallible advice:


The Refugia Revised Statutes are repealed in their entirety and replaced with the following document, which may be known as The Refugia Revised Statutes.


- Legal Structure Reform -


This document establishes this association of nations and their shared beliefs and values. We define these values as refuge and shelter to all who have need of it, environmental stewardship of our nations while working to improve environmental sustainability, as well as the fair treatment and political inclusion of all peoples. We resolve ourselves to form governments with transparency and integrity in leadership and work to leave things as better than we found them.
 
The nations here will compose a region to be known as Refugia.
These Statutes form our law.


- The Refugia Revised Statutes -


Residency:
    1. Acceptance to the Region is a right afforded to any nation willing to uphold the values named herein. Nations that oppose, disregard, or obstruct these values may be subject to ejection and transportation via variation magic to The Rejected Realms.

    2. Nations which reside within the Region, and are not barred from doing so, shall be recognised as Residents.

Member States:
    3. Member States are defined as World Assembly Residents that have resided within the Region for a period not less than seven days.
    • A Resident will lose its status as a Member State if it elects to depart the Region, its status is self-requested to be revoked, or the Resident is ejected.
    • Residents that lose their status may apply to reobtain it unless they are barred from the Region. It shall be reinstated if the Resident meets the criteria in RRS 3.

    4. Residents may apply for Member State status in conditions where admission to the World Assembly is declined, rejected, or impossible.
    • Residents applying for a World Assembly Exemption must have resided within the Region for a period of time not less than fourteen days and receive the unanimous approval from the Regional Council to provide the exemption.

    5. Member States are entitled to submit any proposal, amendment, repeal, or revision to any revised statute, including this document in its entirety. Votes must be easily accessible and include the option to abstain. Only one vote is allotted to each Member State per referendum.
    • Proposals must be supported by at least one other Member State, which may be referred to as a "second."
    • Votes will last a period of seven days from the time of announcement and will be enacted or discarded upon conclusion.
    • Proposals which have been defeated will trigger a cooldown period on the sponsor Member State from submitting a new proposal for seven days after the end of the poll defeat.

Government Roles and Responsibilities:
    6. The Regional Council is defined as the co-equal heads of government in Refugia. It is comprised of the following:
    • The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the Region for any legal or foreign circumstance which requires such.

      This Councillor shall:

      • Appoint and dismiss Councillors into positions as the result of elections to their respective office.
      • Maintain records of significance to the Region and its history.
      • Cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States during the circumstance of also being the Region's World Assembly Delegate.
    • The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relationships with them. To that end, the Councillor oversees the construction, maintenance, and withdrawal of embassies.

      This Councillor shall:
      • Maintain the relationships between Refugia and its allies.
      • Appoint and dismiss Envoys, as the Councillor feels necessary, to aid in their duties.
      • Publish a dispatch to the Region which provides an informed opinion for the reason an embassy should be opened or closed.
      • Initiate a four-day referendum among Member States, to determine if an embassy may be opened or closed. Such openings and closures may not occur without a referendum, and may not be acted upon contrary to the referendum.
    • The Councillor of Culture, whose responsibilities are defined as orchestrating cultural events and developing the identity of the Refugi culture.

      This Councillor shall:

      • Develop a Regional Eco Report to fulfill goals stipulated by RRS 12(a) and RRS 12(b) by identifying ways in which Member States of the Region may contributed towards the environmental targets established therein.
      • Publish regular updates to the Regional Eco Report to maintain its relevance and timely advice.
    • The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the Region, possessing a general knowledge of worldwide events and invasion patterns.

      This Councillor shall:

      • Verify voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid Member States.
      • Organise and lead the response effort to worldwide crises.
      • Organise and lead the response to threats targetting the Region and within the Region.
    • The Councillor of the Interior, whose responsibilities are defined as facilitating Regional engagement through communication with and polling of Member States and residents.

      This Councillor shall:

      • Broadcast announcements via telegram.
      • Ensure an amicable discussion environment.
      • Initiate polls to facilitate Regional engagement.
    7. Residents of Refugia maintaining an active World Assembly membership are able to endorse other Refugia WA Residents. The Resident holding a plurality of these endorsements will be appointed World Assembly Delegate. The Delegate is not required to vote in accordance with the popular internal polling on resolutions at vote. As Delegate:

    • The Delegate’s vote on WA Resolutions at Vote will carry a number of votes commensurate to the number of endorsements they maintain plus one.
    • The Delegate can approve proposed resolutions, assisting them in reaching quorum.

Government Accountability:
    8. All Residents within the Region have the right to solicit a ruling or official Regional opinion or position on:
    • The legality of a referendum.
    • World Assembly affairs.
    • Foreign Affairs.
    • The status of Member States.
    • Challenges regarding any ejection or barring of nations from the Region.

    The results of rulings solicited by member states will be formed by the Regional Council and delivered by a representative of their Government.

    9. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:

    • A list of grievances against the accused.
    • Argument as to why these grievances should result in the removal of the accused prior to the next election.

    If all requirements laid out in RRS 5(c) and RRS 9 through 9(b) are met, the Arch-Administrator will call for a vote of No Confidence among the member states. If this vote passes by a simple majority, a new election will be called for that Council seat within the following five days. The previous seat holder can run again granted they qualify under circumstances detailed in RRS 11 and its subsections.

Elections:
    10. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OperationsFeb 1 - 7Jun 1 - 7Oct 1 - 7
Foreign AffairsFeb 7 - 14Jun 7 - 14Oct 7 - 14
CultureFeb 14 - 21Jun 14 - 21Oct 14 - 21
InteriorFeb 22 - 28Jun 22 - 28Oct 22 - 28


    11. Elections will consist of a two day candidacy period, followed by a five day voting period. On the eighth day, the results of the elections will be announced and, if applicable, the next ones will begin.

    • Residents must qualify as Member States as defined in RRS 3 to be eligible for candidacy.
    • The first two days of each electoral period will be a candidacy period. Any eligible Member State may make a public declaration of intent during this time, and will subsequently appear on the ballot.
    • Member States are prohibited from occupying more than one Council seat at any given time.
    • Member States are prohibited from occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively.
    • In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may act in that position's capacity, or appoint an individual who may serve in that position's capacity until the following election produces a regular appointment.

Goals and Ideals:
    12. The Region defines the goals and expectations in it Members' conduct and operations in the following ways:
    • Reach an average Environmental Beauty score of 1,900 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.
    • Reach an average Eco-Friendliness score of 5,000 on or before December 31, 2020, and maintained thereafter.

Authored by: Refuge Isle
Seconded by: Bellerre


SR#10
Concluded Dec. 19, 2020
For - 15
Against - 0
Abstain - 0
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 05:37:18 pm by Luca »

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2021, 05:44:40 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes adding a new clause (f) to RRS 6, as well as updating responsibilities outlined in RRS 7. Furthermore, it will assign all responsibility for World Assembly matters to a new Councillor, removing the need for 8(b). Finally, this document seeks to improve the formatting and adjust the election dates of RRS 10 to allow for uniformity.

To address the burgeoning Regional interest of participating in and discussing affairs of the World Assembly, the Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended to the following:


- On World Assembly Affairs -


RRS 6:

f. The Councillor of World Assembly Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as facilitating discussions on World Assembly resolutions-at-vote, developing dispatches with Information For Voters (IFV) on current resolutions at vote, and providing regional recommendations for votes to the World Assembly Delegate.

This Councillor shall:
  • Read and consider proposals in both the General Assembly and Security Council.
  • Initiate discussions in the Regional Message Board on upcoming proposals, and explain their impressions based on a reading of the draft and records of international debate.
  • Develop and publish regional dispatches which provide information for voters about the current resolutions at vote in the World Assembly.
  • If needed, oversee appointment of a second to assist in any of the aforementioned responsibilities.


RRS 7:

The World Assembly Delegate is a Resident in the Region with an active World Assembly membership, who holds a plurality of endorsements from other World Assembly Residents. The Delegate is responsible for:

  • Assisting favourable proposals in the World Assembly to reach quorum through the approval process.
  • Voting on resolutions-at-vote in the World Assembly.
  • Supplying an opinion if they choose to not vote in alignment with the Regional majority opinion.


RRS 8:
All Residents within the Region have the right to solicit an official Regional ruling, opinion, or position on:
  • The legality of a referendum.
  • Foreign Affairs.
  • The status of Member States.
  • Challenges regarding any ejection or barring of nations from the Region.

RRS 10:
The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OperationsFeb 1 - 7Jun 1 - 7Oct 1 - 7
Foreign AffairsFeb 8 - 14Jun 8 - 14Oct 8 - 14
CultureFeb 15 - 21Jun 15 - 21Oct 15 - 21
InteriorFeb 22 - 28Jun 22 - 28Oct 22 - 28
World Assembly AffairsMar 1 - 7Jun 29 - July 5Oct 29 - Nov 4


Authored by: Sylh Alanor
Seconded by: Junitaki-cho
Seconded by: Bellerre

SR#11
Concluded Dec. 27, 2020
For - 12
Against - 3
Abstain - 1

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 01:41:54 am »
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The purpose of this referendum is to update environmental goals for the new year as well as to change up some of the wording of RRS 12. The goals have been set to be a challenge but certainly more than possible if everyone chips in.

Enclosed below are the graphs that list current scores in these stats and the history of those scores:


Graphs!: ShowHide
Environmental Beauty:


Eco-Friendliness:


- Setting New Environmental Goals for 2021 -


RRS 12:

The Region defines the goals for both its Members and the Region collectively in the following ways:
  • Reach an average Environmental Beauty score of 1,100 on or before December 31, 2021, and maintained thereafter.
  • Reach an average Eco-Friendliness score of 3,200 on or before December 31, 2021, and maintained thereafter.
Authored by: Indimu
Seconded by: Lower French Gregballs


SR#12
Concluded Jan. 24, 2021
For - 12
Against - 0
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2021, 05:52:59 pm »
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PREAMBLE. Whereas the growing presence of the Region creates both power and risk for the invocation of Refugi ideals, the need arises to solidify the intentions of this document.

Clarifying the authority of the Operations Councillor to protect the borders of the region and expel those who do not belong,

Providing structure and protocol for the World Assembly Delegate, whose operator may become disassociated from known reality,

Granting Member States a check on the office of the Delegate and hold them to account,


The Refugia Revised Statutes shall be amended so as to yield the following provisions, with additions in bold and subtractions struck out:
- Clerical Reform and Enhanced Autonomy -


RRS 6. The Regional Council is defined as the co-equal heads of government in Refugia. It is comprised of the following:

    a. The Arch-Administrator, defined as Refuge Isle, which acts as the head of state for the Region for any legal or foreign circumstance which requires such.

    This Councillor shall:

    • Appoint and dismiss Councillors into positions as the result of elections to their respective office.
    • Maintain records of significance to the Region and its history.
    • Verify voter integrity by maintaining a roster of valid Member States.
    • Cast votes corresponding to the will of the Region's voting Member States during the circumstance of also being the Region's World Assembly Delegate.

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    d. The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the Region, possessing a general knowledge of worldwide events and invasion patterns.

    This Councillor shall:

    • Organise and lead the response effort to worldwide crises.
    • Organise and lead the response to threats targetting the Region and within the Region.
    • Carry the ability to eject and bar nations from the Region, according to the interests of regional integrity.

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RRS 7. The World Assembly Delegate is a Resident Member State in of the Region, with an active World Assembly membership, who holds a plurality of endorsements from other World Assembly Residents.

  • The Delegate is responsible for shall:

    • Assist ing favourable proposals in the World Assembly to in reaching quorum through the approval process.
    • Vote ing on resolutions at-vote in the World Assembly.
    • Supply ing an opinion if they choose to not vote in alignment with the Regional majority opinion.
  • Should a disruption occur such that the Delegate is unable to serve in that role, an election to determine a long-term replacement will be initiated unless the disruption was the result of being overtaken in endorsements.

    • The election will consist of a three day candidacy period, followed by a three day voting period.
    • On the seventh day, the results will be announced and a swift transition will commence, if necessary.
    • In the event of no candidates, the Member State with the highest number of endorsements will serve in the role.

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RRS 9. At any time, a Member State can charge a Regional Councillor or Delegate of neglect in their duties or mismanagement of their position. Their charge will be submitted in writing to the Arch-Administrator only after a second member state has seconded the motion. This charge must contain:

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RRS 10. The succession of the Arch-Administrator is subject to the succession laws of Refuge Isle, and verified by the presence of an anchor stone and Administration Tower. The Arch-Administrator will call elections for the five four democratic Council seats according to the following convention:

Authored by Refuge Isle
Seconded by Pantala and Pyrrhia

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Concluded Apr. 04, 2021
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 02:35:04 pm »
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PREAMBLE. This document proposes restrictions of the Operations Councillor’s power to tamper with Member State status, while also patching an oversight in RRS 4.

In the Regional interest of adapting to heretofore-unforeseen circumstances, the RRS shall be amended to include the following:


- Operational Overhaul, Exemptionary Embellishments -


    4. Residents may apply for Member State status in conditions where admission to the World Assembly is declined, rejected, or impossible.
    • Residents applying for a World Assembly Exemption must have resided within the Region for a period of time not less than fourteen days and receive the unanimous approval from the Regional Council to provide the exemption.
    • In the event that an exempted Member State accrues influence in another region, requests their status be revoked, or is ejected from the region, the Member State’s exemption status is revoked. The Member State can apply to have this status reinstated, following the same protocol as laid out in RRS 4(a).

    6(d). The Operations Councillor, whose responsibilities are defined as identifying internal and external threats to the Region, possessing a general knowledge of worldwide events and invasion patterns.

    This Councillor shall:
    • Organise and lead the Regional response effort to worldwide crises.
    • Organise and lead the response to threats targetting the Region and within the Region.
    • Carry the ability to eject and bar nations from the Region.
    • Only eject and bar nations from the Region in the interests of community moderation and/or regional security.
    • Report the grounds and reasoning on which a nation was ejected or barred from the Region.

Authored by: Sylh Alanor
Seconded by: Refuge Isle

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