Constitution of the Bakuran MonarchyEdit
"Be it Proclaimed that the Bakura Monarchy exists and has existed from aeons past and shall exist for ever-more as a unified nation under the rule of Law and the supremacy of the Crown. Ours is to govern, defend and ensure the well being of the Bakuran realm and its people in the name of Honor, Pride and Glory. This Constitution is the foundation upon which We place Our trust and belief in the Monarchy."
Chapter I: FoundationEdit
All executive and legislative power on and over the Bakura Monarchy is vested in the Sovereign.
The Sovereign is the Head of the State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Depending on their sex, they hold the title of King or Queen of Bakura
The Sovereign is the fount of honors from which the peerage is instated.
Said powers are exercised while respecting the fundamental equality between Bakurans, regardless of their race, species, faith, sex, sexual orientation or marital status.
In their capacity as Commander-in-Chief, the Sovereign holds absolute authority on all matters relating to Their Armed Forces.
All formal actions executed by the Bakuran Monarchy are done so in the name and on behalf of the Sovereign.
The Sovereign is inviolable. Therefore, responsibility over the actions of the Crown rests with the Royal Council and its individual Ministers for their respective departments.
The Bakura Monarchy affirms itself to a state of neutrality in external affairs at all times, unless provoked directly or indirectly, or its sovereignty is threatened by an outside force.
The space directly above the Capital planet is deemed sacrosanct and inviolable by space vessels equipped for warfare. No warship is therefore to approach or orbit the Capital planet.
Neither the Crown nor any Bakuran shall resort to death in administering any punishment against another.
Chapter II: GovernanceEdit
Henceforth there shall be a cabinet to assist and advise the Sovereign titled the Royal Council, which shall be composed of the various Royals and Ministers of the Crown.
The Sovereign shall have the exclusive prerogative to appoint a Royal Council who shall preside over their government and supervise the performance and work of the Ministers of the Crown. The Royal Council serves at the pleasure and discretion of the Sovereign.
The Sovereign has the exclusive authority, with the advice of the Royal Council, to appoint Ministers of the Crown and mandate them with a portfolio according to the stipulations of the Structure Appendix. Said Ministers serve at the pleasure and discretion of the Sovereign.
The Ministers of the Crown shall head their mandated departments in accordance to the rules of the Structure Appendix and any other orders issued by the Sovereign. The Ministers are responsible for all matters and issues pertaining to their portfolio.
The Royal Council, notwithstanding the Sovereign, is the highest executive body over the Bakuran Monarchy and shall advise and assist the Sovereign on all matters.
Chapter III: SuccessionEdit
The successor to the Throne shall be chosen at the behest of the reigning Sovereign. Upon the latter’s abdication or death, the named successor shall access the Throne immediately as the next Sovereign.
If the reigning Sovereign does not see fit to name a successor, or if their death occurs before they are capable of choosing one; then a Convention, composed of the following, shall elect a successor:
a) Members of the Royal Council who have served there-in for at least one year.
b) Members of the Peerage who have actively participated in State affairs for the past six consecutive months.
The Convention as resulting from the second part of aforementioned Section II is sworn to secrecy and is to be allowed an unobstructed election of a new Sovereign, free of outside influence.
Chapter IV: EnactmentEdit
Any further amendments or changes to the Constitution should first receive the approval of the majority of the Royal Council before given Royal Assent.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the Bakuran Monarchy, and any law that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, of no force or effect.
Notwithstanding the above Section II, a Royal Proclamation may temporarily suspend the Constitution upon or during a declaration of war or a state of national emergency. Such suspension may only last till the end of the war or national emergency status.
Bakuran Peerage Act: NoblesEdit
Whereas it is expedient that the Sovereign in Council legislates the rules pertaining to nobility;
Whereas it is expedient that the Bakuran nobility is vested with the rights and responsibilities to bolster camaraderie and a healthy learning environment for the nation.
By virtue of the Constitution, all titles of peerage can only be bestowed by the Sovereign.
a. Said Peer serves at the behest of the regnant Sovereign. b. Upon death the title of peerage does not automatically pass to anyone else; it returns to the Crown.
The Sovereign, at their pleasure, shall from time to time call upon their Peers to reign in their Name and on their Behalf certain systems and planets as they deem conducing to the interest of the realm.
A Peer shall have the prerogative to register a Coat of Arms, insignia or other emblem representing their Person, House and fief.
a. The registration must occur making sure the symbol is conforming to rules, customs and good taste.
A Peer shall have the right, unless otherwise forbidden by law or royal writ, to establish a House that shall be composed of their family and vassals.
a. For clarity’s sake, there shall be no limit imposed by this Act on the number of vassals employed by a House.
b. Any agreement or practice involving monetary allowance for membership in a House is prohibited.
c. Notwithstanding art. (a), the Sovereign shall reserve the prerogative to issue, from time to time, writs imposing certain limits to the number of vassals serving a specific House or in general.
d. The regnant Sovereign reserves the prerogative to dissolve a House at will.
The Peer must swear an Oath of Allegiance to the regnant Sovereign and their heirs and successors, before being granted their title.
a. The Oath must be sworn anew every time a new Sovereign is crowned.
The Peer is forbidden from engaging in any and every action which undermines the sovereign authority of the Crown, the executive and legislative authorities of the Bakuran State or the law; including, but not limited, to the following:
a. Signing any treaties or accords with foreign or internal entities.
b. Raising and/or maintaining a militia or armed force without the consent of the Sovereign