Consitution


Constitution of the CP

United Nations

Article I – Government

Section 1 – The Secretariat

The Club Penguin United Nations shall be governed and operated by the Secretariat of the Club Penguin United Nations. The Secretariat is responsible for the daily operation of the CPUN website and is responsible for all matters of administration. This includes, but is not limited to, record keeping, updating website pages, replacing graphics, managing the admissions of member armies, and scheduling meetings of the general assembly (see Article I, Section 2). All members of the Secretariat must be enlisted in one of the CPUN’s member armies. The Secretariat shall be structured as follows:

  • The Secretary General shall hold to chief executive power of the Club Penguin United Nations. He is a President, of sorts, and is responsible for the well being of the CPUN at all times. The Secretary General shall be elected by the representatives from each member army (see Article I, Section 2) every three months. There shall be no limit to the number of terms which the Secretary General can serve. The Secretary General may issue Executive Orders and Mandates, which can be repealed by the General Assembly. Executive Orders and Mandates shall not be long lasting mandates, and are put into effect only to counter a particular situation.

  • The Prime Minister is the second chief executive of the Club Penguin United Nations. The Prime Minister is responsible for the activity and productivity of the General Assembly (see Article I, Section 2). The Prime Minister shall be elected every three months by the General Assembly, and will not abide by a term limit. The Prime Minister may also issue Executive Orders and Mandates, which may also be repealed by the General Assembly.

  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the communication and relationship between the CPUN and it’s member armies and is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be appointed by the Secretary General.

  • The Minister of Defense is responsible for all military and paramilitary actions of the CP United Nations and is the commanding officer of the CPUN Army (see Article II) and is the head of the Ministry of Defense. The Minister of Defense is appointed by the Secretary General and shall take orders from the Secretary General.

Section 2 – The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the primary governing body of the Club Penguin United Nations and its member nations. The General Assembly shall be made up of two representatives from each member nation, selected by the member nations in whatever manner they deem appropriate. The General Assembly shall be led by the Prime Minister, who will schedule and conduct meetings. The General Assembly may enact any legislation they deem appropriate, as long as the proposal receives a majority of the votes from the representatives. The Prime Minister shall not vote in General Assembly meetings, unless he/she is chosen as one of the representatives from his/her army. The meetings of the General Assembly shall be open to all to view and propose bills, but only representatives may vote in these meetings. Any legislation that receives a majority of approval from the General Assembly shall become law after 5 days of it’s approval, after which all CPUN members must adhere to the legislation.

Article II – Membership and Rights of Members

The Club Penguin United Nations shall consist, in part, of member armies, who shall join the CPUN on a voluntary basis. It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary General and his/her assistants to manage the admission of armies into the CP United Nations. The CPUN shall reserve the right to refuse membership to any and every army that it deems inappropriate to join the CPUN. All final decisions on admission to the CPUN shall be carried out by the Secretary General. The member armies, once admitted by the Secretary General and his/her assistants, they are entitled to inalienable rights, guaranteed by the CPUN constitution. Their rights are as follows:

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall be denied the freedom of speech. All members of the CPUN shall be allowed to voice their opinions on any and every topic, so long as their comments refrain from excessive profanity.

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall be denied the right to a representative. All members of the CPUN shall be allowed two representatives who will vote in any election held by the CP United Nations. The representatives shall be appointed in any manner deemed appropriate by the member armies.

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall be denied the right to a fair and speedy trial, conducted by the Supreme Court of the CPUN (see Article III).

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall be denied the right to declare war on another member of the CP United Nations (see Article IV). However, all members of the CP United Nations must adhere to rulings by the CPUN Supreme Court, regarding war intermediation.

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall be denied the right to military assistance from the CPUN, if their cause is deemed worthy. The CP United Nations shall defend it’s member armies from threats of non-CPUN armies if it is deemed necessary by the Secretary General.

Article III – Supreme Court

Section 1 – The Supreme Court

The Judicial Power of the CP United Nations shall be bestowed upon the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court shall consist of five members, who are appointed by the Secretary General, who will serve a term until they retire or renounce their position. Any vacancies will be filled by the Secretary General. The powers of the Supreme Court shall include, but are not limited to, determining the constitutionality of laws, mandates, and orders, determining an owner in arguments over server ownership, and determining the criminal status of anyone prosecuted for a crime within the CPUN. The Secretary General shall also appoint a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who will oversee and manage all court proceedings.

Section 2 – Trial Proceedings and Protocols

The Supreme Court is responsible for all trials in the Club Penguin United Nations. All troops held before the Supreme Court have the right to a fair and speedy trial, and have the right to have an attorney to conduct their trial in their stead. However, the defendant must be present at the Courthouse chatroom during their trial, even if they have appointed an attorney. Times for trials will be determined by the defendant and the justices consensually. All Justices and the defendant must be able to attend the trial. A defendant who is absent during their trial will be proclaimed guilty as charged. To convict a present defendant, the Justices must be persuaded, beyond reasonable doubt, that the defendant is guilty. All defendants shall be proclaimed innocent until proven guilty. To reach a conviction, a majority of the Justices must vote in favor of conviction. If the defendant or prosecution believes that a Justice does believe neutrally about the trial before it has begun, the Justice must appoint a replacement for that specific trial. The Chief Justice in responsible for overseeing trials and ensuring that both the prosecution and defendant have been apprised of their constitutional rights and that trials are executed in an orderly and just manner.

 

Article IV – Warfare and the CPUN Army

Section 1 – Warfare Policies

The Club Penguin United Nations shall not deny any member army the right to declare war on armies within or outside of the CP United Nations. The military and paramilitary duties of the CPUN shall be as follows:

 

  • The CP United Nations shall ensure that all member armies adhere to the CPUN Laws of Warfare (see Article IV, Section 2). Should any armies fail to adhere to these laws, the Secretary General and Minister of Defense shall take any action that they deem appropriate to counter the situation.

  • The CP United Nations shall uphold a force of soldiers to maintain all Warfare Policies and Laws (see Article IV, Section 3). That force shall be supervised and led by the Minister of Defense.

  • The CP United Nations shall reserve the right to assist any CPUN army against an outside army in times of war, when it is deemed appropriate by the Secretary General, Minister of Defense, or General Assembly. All CPUN nations are expected to assist the CPUN forces when called upon by the Secretary General, Minister of Defense, or General Assembly.

Section 2 – Laws of Warfare

All members of the Club Penguin United Nations shall adhere to the following rules of warfare:

  • No member of the CPUN shall hack, dox, or deface the website, chatroom, or personnel of another army or organization, including non-CPUN organizations or armies.

  • All invasions must be scheduled and acknowledged by the other army at least 24 hours in advance, in order for the invasion to be legitimate.

  • All timing for invasions must be deemed reasonable for all major time zones of the United States and Britain. All weekday invasions must be deemed appropriate for United States time zones, unless it is agreed upon by all combatant armies. If a time for an invasion is agreed upon by all combatant armies, it shall be deemed appropriate. All rulings on time zone appropriations shall be carried out by the Supreme Court.

  • No member of the CP United Nations shall use third party programs, “bots,” multi-login tools, or any other form of multiple logins during events of any kind, including, but not limited to, practice battles, recruiting sessions, training sessions, and invasions.

The Laws of Warfare may be amended by the General Assembly with a majority of approval. The Laws of Warfare may also be amended by the Secretary General and Minister of Defense.

Section 3 – CPUN Army

The Club Penguin United Nations shall, at all times, maintain a military force of reasonable capability, which shall be supervised and managed by the Minister of Defense. The CPUN Army shall have the right to assist any CPUN member army during wartime, but only under direct orders from the Secretary General or Minister of Defense. The CPUN Army shall consist of troops from member armies. All member armies must pledge at least 1 troop to assist the CPUN Army at all times. Should that soldier retire, he/she is to be replaced immediately. While in the CPUN Army, all troops still have full right to attend and fully participate in their original army. No soldier of the CPUN Army shall be forced to fight against their own army, should the CPUN Army decide to take action against it. The Minister of Defense shall lead the CPUN Army in all events, scheduled or not. The Minister of Defense shall also appoint other leaders to assist him/her in his/her duties.

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