Malarbor says: The so-called War of Nicki's Minaj has shuddered to a halt in the face of the Mingshi Emperor's "ingenious" defensive strategy of having his defenders commit suicide under the supervision of omnipresent meditative monks, before deleting the evidence in a fit of pique. The Emperor and the returning Diwang then mutually suicided each other bringing us up to the present stalemate. The Alexandrian's have liberated Penguin Island while the Realm of Passio-Corum has placed a sizeable slice of Jingdao's oversea's territory under its own "protection". To accommodate all of these occurrences within a single narrative, where Jingdao is somehow utterly triumphant, has resulted in a display of sophistry that is quite dazzling in its dissonant brilliance. We welcome the advent of the curiously familiar sounding Kuominliantang and the fantastical efforts of an empire to appropriate for itself the rhetorical mantle of anti-imperialism. The only people who are fooled are the ones who want to be fooled (hello, Jack).

Elsewhere the Kaiseress has departed for Athlon on "family business", leaving the somewhat disengaged Steward Dravot in charge once again. As for the nature of that family business, while it is not Malarbor's place to pass judgement (it ought to be though) it does appear that once again, a Kalirion has allowed sentiment to overcome judgement and that a massacre will inevitably ensue. Let's be honest, the only plot twist will be if the daft mare survives.

Meanwhile, there are strange burbling noises emanating from Amokolia. Malarbor assumes that the Nordic yokels are drunk again.
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 Post subject: [Bill] Amendment to Chapter 3 of the Lawbook
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Lady Prætor,

I bring the following before the Landsraad in an effort to define the crimes and punishments that may be exacted within the Imperial Dominions and in the interests of the Imperial (federal) Government.

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To amend Chapter 3 (Imperial Judex) of the Lawbook


BE IT ENACTED by the authority of the Landsraad of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth here in the Palace of Zirandorthel assembled:

1. That Chapter 3 of the Lawbook of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be amended so that after article 7 of Section B (Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law) shall be inserted:

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8. The Core Criminal Offences within the Imperial Dominion and concerning the Imperial Government shall be defined by the Criminal Code of Shireroth.


2. The Criminal Code of Shireroth shall be enacted and appended to the Lawbook in accordance with the Schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULE I

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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH

Preamble:

A code established by the Landsraad, with the consent of the Kaiseress, to establish and define the core offences against the Imperial Republic; the Dominion and Person of the Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, the Citizens of the Imperial Republic, Denizens and foreigners to which all crimes may be correctly related by the interpretation of the Imperial Inquisition and the Imperial Judex. Allowing such crimes to be identified and rightfully punished by the ways and means set forth in the Lawbook.


ARTICLE ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS & DEFINITIONS

1.1. The purpose of Law is to upon hold a rightly-guided order in the public sphere of the affairs of Sentient Creatures, and in so doing to achieve a true realisation of the coordinated and harmonious society; that holds all subject to their correct placement in the virtuous hierarchy, with the base populace supplicant to the apex, Her Imperial Magnificence, the capstone of sovereignty, the dispenser of radiant light, and the wisdom of the Gods.

1.2. No act shall be considered a crime that is not specifically declared unlawful, except where it is educed by Authority to be contrary to Common Law or is in violation of the precepts of Cedrist Custom, Orthodoxy and Tradition, known to the Authority.

1.3. Ignorance of the Law on the part of the accused is not deemed to be admissible as a valid excuse for escaping justified punishment for acting in the commissioning of a crime even if it were presupposed to have been embarked upon solely as a consequence of the aforementioned state of ignorance.

1.4. Persons who are not citizens or denizens of the Imperial Republic but whom are residing or dwelling, for whatever purpose, within the Imperial Dominions of Shireroth, with or without lawful authority to do so, must be deemed to be subjects of the Imperial Republic for the purpose of this Act, unless otherwise specified in law.

1.5. Judicial Authority is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Imperial Charter and the Lawbook for the combating of deviant lawlessness and for upholding the laws of the Imperial Republic as well as their general remit to undertake the aforesaid actions. For the purpose of this Act the Judicial Authority is deemed to mean the offices and office-holders of the Imperial Judex.

1.6. An Inquisitional Authority is that which has been specifically tasked with the investigation and eradication of crime and criminals through the judicial process, as set forth in the Lawbook.

1.7. The Imperial Constabulary is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Lawbook. For the purpose of this Act the Imperial Constabulary is deemed to mean specifically the Shirekeep City Guard and the Imperial Marshals.

1.8. The Authority in this Act shall mean the Imperial Government, the highest lawful public authority for the Imperial Republic.

1.9. Office-holders shall be defined self-evidently as persons who hold an office in the service of Her Imperial Magnificence through the agency of the Imperial Government in return for a contracted wage, recurring salary or else any other form of nominal consideration.

1.10. A person who has been accused of a crime shall be deemed neither innocent nor guilty until the matter of the accusation has been properly assessed by lawfully constituted inquisitorial authorities, but instead remains simultaneously both innocent and guilty until clarification is achieved.

1.11. Any Imperial subject, who has been accorded the rights and privileges of citizenship in accordance with the requirements of the Law must, by way of acknowledging the evident superior virtue the possession of citizenship illustrates, be considered innocent as long as he is not convicted by a lawfully constituted inquisition.

1.12. Any punishment which is discordant to human dignity is not permitted.

ARTICLE TWO: CRIMES AGAINST THE KAISER(ESS) AND THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC

2.1. The person of the Kaiser is sacred and inviolable. The Kaiser shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. No person shall expose the Kaiser to any sort of accusation or action.
2.1.1. Whoever defames insults or threatens the Kaiser, Imperial Consort, the Heir-apparent or the Steward, is guilty of the offence of Lese-Majesty and shall, if a citizen, be punished with the forfeiture of liberty for the period of three years Anno Nortone and the revocation of citizenship. For a subject who commits the crime of Lese-Majesty, the punishment shall be shall be the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.2. Any attack on the Kaiser, be it against his physical form or his representative form, shall be deemed an act of Attempted Murder and the penalty shall be the same as for the act of Murder specified at 3.1 subsequently.
2.2.1. The Kaiser is the living symbol of the Imperial Republic and the Imperial Republic is the living symbol of the Kaiser. Any attack upon the infrastructure of the Imperial Republic, be it infrastructure or employees of the Imperial Government shall be construed as an attack on the person of the Kaiser himself.

2.3. Where any number of persons conspire to commit such a crime as specified under these articles, against the person, likeness or associates, of the Kaiser, or any other crime direct against the same, and the crime does not occur – when it is subsequently discovered it shall be regarded in such a way that the guilty parties will be punished in a manner consistent with how they would have been punished had the act in-fact been committed.

2.4. A person who, being a citizen of the Imperial Republic does anything tending to the death or destruction of the Kaiser; levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against the Kaiser or the Imperial Republic; assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Imperial Republic, whether or not the state of public emergency has been declared; assists another person who is, to his knowledge, guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not give information thereof to the Imperial Judex, the Imperial Inquisition or the Imperial Constabulary, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treason, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.5. A person who shall do any act or thing to overthrow the Charter of the Imperial Republic by revolution or sabotage or to overthrow by force or violence the duly established Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treachery, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.6. Any person who carries out an act to destruct any thing, substance or material that is used, or intended to be used, to the defence of the Imperial Republic, or to the maintenance of the internal security and public order therein, shall be guilty of a crime, called Sabotage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for life.

2.7. Any person who, with the intention of causing violence or creating public disorder or public disturbance, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words bring the Kaiser, the Landsraad, the Imperial Advisory Council, the Imperial Shirerithian Defence Council, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Military Affairs or any court of law into contempt; to excite disaffection against the Imperial Republic; to excite the citizens of the Imperial Republic to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter established by law of the Imperial Republic; to promote feelings of ill-will between the ethnicities, races and species of the citizens of the Imperial Republic so as to endanger the peace, order and good government of the Imperial Republic; or counsels or advises any person to commit any of the aforesaid acts; shall be guilty of a crime, called Subversion of the Imperial Republic, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

2.8. Any person who, with an intent prejudicial to the safety or defence of the Imperial Republic, makes within or without the territory of the Imperial Republic, a sketch, plan or photograph of a place or thing, or a note or document of a thing, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; obtains, collects, records, uses, has in possession or communicates to another person any information, including an opinion or a report of a conversation, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; or approaches, is in, enters, inspects or passes over a place prohibited by an Act; shall be guilty of a crime, called Espionage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.


ARTICLE THREE: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

3.1. A person who, unless it is approved by an Act, does any act, or attempts to do any act, to cause the death or destruction of another natural person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Murder, and liable to the punishment of death.

3.2. A person, who, without the consent of another person, uses the name of such person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Identity Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.3. A person who, in order to cause a mistake of another person, uses a name, or declares to have a character, that is not his own, shall be guilty of a crime, called Deceit, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of forfeiture.

3.4. A person who takes into his possession any thing of any kind, including money, that belongs to another person, unless such an act is made in execution of a law or a contract, without receiving leave to do so from the Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.5. A person who commits the act defined in the precedent section in taking a thing that is entrusted to him by another person shall be guilty of a crime, called Fraud, and liable to the same punishment as is prescribed by the precedent section

3.6. If two or more persons agree to commit any crime defined in this Act, but the intended crime shall not be committed, each of these persons shall be guilty of a crime, called Conspiracy, and liable to the same punishment that is prescribed by this Act for the crime they have agreed to commit.


ARTICLE FOUR: PUNISHMENTS

4.1. The punishment of extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto shall, on a day on which the punishment is executed by order of the court, cease to exist as a person.
4.1.1. The Authority shall make every effort to ensure that the shade of the deceased does not gain readmission to the Imperial Republic at some later date except by means of the most gracious pardon afforded by the Kaiser.

4.2. The punishment of suspension of civil rights produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto is not, during the term for which the punishment is sentences, liable to enjoy the civic rights due to a citizen under law. Where the punishment of suspension of civil rights is sentenced, the court may at the same time order that the property of the person sentenced to that punishment be confiscated by and in favour of the Imperial Republic.

4.3. The punishment of forfeiture produce the effect that the person sentenced thereto is bound to pay to the Imperial Republic such amount of money as the court fixes.

4.4. Where a person who is a citizen of the Imperial Republic is convicted for a crime defined herein or for the crime of conspiracy committed with intention to commit a crime therein defined, the court may order, in addition to the ordinary punishment prescribed by this Act, that the person ceases to be registered as a citizen of the Imperial Republic.


ARTICLE FIVE: FINAL PROVISIONS

5.1. Nothing in this Code shall prevent the Authority from issuing decrees, ordinances and edicts in accordance with established remits.


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  2. Liv Dravot (née Djupvik): Khanum of the Kalirion Khanate


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My Lords and Ladies,

Before us we have a Bill to amend Chapter 3 (Imperial Judex) of the Lawbook, which has been submitted by the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia. Debate on the Bill aforesaid shall be open for at least 24 hours from the initial submission.

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Are there any provisions in this bill to make it take effect retroactively?

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My Lords and Ladies,

I hereby propose a clerical amendment to the Bill because the Landsraad is still meeting in Alejian Castle. This partly due to reparations and renovations being carried out and partly due to the still precarious security situation in Shirekeep.

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An Act
To amend Chapter 3 (Imperial Judex) of the Lawbook


BE IT ENACTED by the authority of the Landsraad of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth here in Alejian Castle assembled:

1. That Chapter 3 of the Lawbook of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be amended so that after article 7 of Section B (Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law) shall be inserted:

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8. The Core Criminal Offences within the Imperial Dominion and concerning the Imperial Government shall be defined by the Criminal Code of Shireroth.


2. The Criminal Code of Shireroth shall be enacted and appended to the Lawbook in accordance with the Schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULE I

Quote:
CRIMINAL CODE OF THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH

Preamble:

A code established by the Landsraad, with the consent of the Kaiseress, to establish and define the core offences against the Imperial Republic; the Dominion and Person of the Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, the Citizens of the Imperial Republic, Denizens and foreigners to which all crimes may be correctly related by the interpretation of the Imperial Inquisition and the Imperial Judex. Allowing such crimes to be identified and rightfully punished by the ways and means set forth in the Lawbook.


ARTICLE ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS & DEFINITIONS

1.1. The purpose of Law is to upon hold a rightly-guided order in the public sphere of the affairs of Sentient Creatures, and in so doing to achieve a true realisation of the coordinated and harmonious society; that holds all subject to their correct placement in the virtuous hierarchy, with the base populace supplicant to the apex, Her Imperial Magnificence, the capstone of sovereignty, the dispenser of radiant light, and the wisdom of the Gods.

1.2. No act shall be considered a crime that is not specifically declared unlawful, except where it is educed by Authority to be contrary to Common Law or is in violation of the precepts of Cedrist Custom, Orthodoxy and Tradition, known to the Authority.

1.3. Ignorance of the Law on the part of the accused is not deemed to be admissible as a valid excuse for escaping justified punishment for acting in the commissioning of a crime even if it were presupposed to have been embarked upon solely as a consequence of the aforementioned state of ignorance.

1.4. Persons who are not citizens or denizens of the Imperial Republic but whom are residing or dwelling, for whatever purpose, within the Imperial Dominions of Shireroth, with or without lawful authority to do so, must be deemed to be subjects of the Imperial Republic for the purpose of this Act, unless otherwise specified in law.

1.5. Judicial Authority is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Imperial Charter and the Lawbook for the combating of deviant lawlessness and for upholding the laws of the Imperial Republic as well as their general remit to undertake the aforesaid actions. For the purpose of this Act the Judicial Authority is deemed to mean the offices and office-holders of the Imperial Judex.

1.6. An Inquisitional Authority is that which has been specifically tasked with the investigation and eradication of crime and criminals through the judicial process, as set forth in the Lawbook.

1.7. The Imperial Constabulary is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Lawbook. For the purpose of this Act the Imperial Constabulary is deemed to mean specifically the Shirekeep City Guard and the Imperial Marshals.

1.8. The Authority in this Act shall mean the Imperial Government, the highest lawful public authority for the Imperial Republic.

1.9. Office-holders shall be defined self-evidently as persons who hold an office in the service of Her Imperial Magnificence through the agency of the Imperial Government in return for a contracted wage, recurring salary or else any other form of nominal consideration.

1.10. A person who has been accused of a crime shall be deemed neither innocent nor guilty until the matter of the accusation has been properly assessed by lawfully constituted inquisitorial authorities, but instead remains simultaneously both innocent and guilty until clarification is achieved.

1.11. Any Imperial subject, who has been accorded the rights and privileges of citizenship in accordance with the requirements of the Law must, by way of acknowledging the evident superior virtue the possession of citizenship illustrates, be considered innocent as long as he is not convicted by a lawfully constituted inquisition.

1.12. Any punishment which is discordant to human dignity is not permitted.

ARTICLE TWO: CRIMES AGAINST THE KAISER(ESS) AND THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC

2.1. The person of the Kaiser is sacred and inviolable. The Kaiser shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. No person shall expose the Kaiser to any sort of accusation or action.
2.1.1. Whoever defames insults or threatens the Kaiser, Imperial Consort, the Heir-apparent or the Steward, is guilty of the offence of Lese-Majesty and shall, if a citizen, be punished with the forfeiture of liberty for the period of three years Anno Nortone and the revocation of citizenship. For a subject who commits the crime of Lese-Majesty, the punishment shall be shall be the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.2. Any attack on the Kaiser, be it against his physical form or his representative form, shall be deemed an act of Attempted Murder and the penalty shall be the same as for the act of Murder specified at 3.1 subsequently.
2.2.1. The Kaiser is the living symbol of the Imperial Republic and the Imperial Republic is the living symbol of the Kaiser. Any attack upon the infrastructure of the Imperial Republic, be it infrastructure or employees of the Imperial Government shall be construed as an attack on the person of the Kaiser himself.

2.3. Where any number of persons conspire to commit such a crime as specified under these articles, against the person, likeness or associates, of the Kaiser, or any other crime direct against the same, and the crime does not occur – when it is subsequently discovered it shall be regarded in such a way that the guilty parties will be punished in a manner consistent with how they would have been punished had the act in-fact been committed.

2.4. A person who, being a citizen of the Imperial Republic does anything tending to the death or destruction of the Kaiser; levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against the Kaiser or the Imperial Republic; assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Imperial Republic, whether or not the state of public emergency has been declared; assists another person who is, to his knowledge, guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not give information thereof to the Imperial Judex, the Imperial Inquisition or the Imperial Constabulary, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treason, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.5. A person who shall do any act or thing to overthrow the Charter of the Imperial Republic by revolution or sabotage or to overthrow by force or violence the duly established Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treachery, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.6. Any person who carries out an act to destruct any thing, substance or material that is used, or intended to be used, to the defence of the Imperial Republic, or to the maintenance of the internal security and public order therein, shall be guilty of a crime, called Sabotage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for life.

2.7. Any person who, with the intention of causing violence or creating public disorder or public disturbance, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words bring the Kaiser, the Landsraad, the Imperial Advisory Council, the Imperial Shirerithian Defence Council, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Military Affairs or any court of law into contempt; to excite disaffection against the Imperial Republic; to excite the citizens of the Imperial Republic to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter established by law of the Imperial Republic; to promote feelings of ill-will between the ethnicities, races and species of the citizens of the Imperial Republic so as to endanger the peace, order and good government of the Imperial Republic; or counsels or advises any person to commit any of the aforesaid acts; shall be guilty of a crime, called Subversion of the Imperial Republic, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

2.8. Any person who, with an intent prejudicial to the safety or defence of the Imperial Republic, makes within or without the territory of the Imperial Republic, a sketch, plan or photograph of a place or thing, or a note or document of a thing, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; obtains, collects, records, uses, has in possession or communicates to another person any information, including an opinion or a report of a conversation, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; or approaches, is in, enters, inspects or passes over a place prohibited by an Act; shall be guilty of a crime, called Espionage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.


ARTICLE THREE: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

3.1. A person who, unless it is approved by an Act, does any act, or attempts to do any act, to cause the death or destruction of another natural person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Murder, and liable to the punishment of death.

3.2. A person, who, without the consent of another person, uses the name of such person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Identity Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.3. A person who, in order to cause a mistake of another person, uses a name, or declares to have a character, that is not his own, shall be guilty of a crime, called Deceit, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of forfeiture.

3.4. A person who takes into his possession any thing of any kind, including money, that belongs to another person, unless such an act is made in execution of a law or a contract, without receiving leave to do so from the Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.5. A person who commits the act defined in the precedent section in taking a thing that is entrusted to him by another person shall be guilty of a crime, called Fraud, and liable to the same punishment as is prescribed by the precedent section

3.6. If two or more persons agree to commit any crime defined in this Act, but the intended crime shall not be committed, each of these persons shall be guilty of a crime, called Conspiracy, and liable to the same punishment that is prescribed by this Act for the crime they have agreed to commit.


ARTICLE FOUR: PUNISHMENTS

4.1. The punishment of extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto shall, on a day on which the punishment is executed by order of the court, cease to exist as a person.
4.1.1. The Authority shall make every effort to ensure that the shade of the deceased does not gain readmission to the Imperial Republic at some later date except by means of the most gracious pardon afforded by the Kaiser.

4.2. The punishment of suspension of civil rights produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto is not, during the term for which the punishment is sentences, liable to enjoy the civic rights due to a citizen under law. Where the punishment of suspension of civil rights is sentenced, the court may at the same time order that the property of the person sentenced to that punishment be confiscated by and in favour of the Imperial Republic.

4.3. The punishment of forfeiture produce the effect that the person sentenced thereto is bound to pay to the Imperial Republic such amount of money as the court fixes.

4.4. Where a person who is a citizen of the Imperial Republic is convicted for a crime defined herein or for the crime of conspiracy committed with intention to commit a crime therein defined, the court may order, in addition to the ordinary punishment prescribed by this Act, that the person ceases to be registered as a citizen of the Imperial Republic.


ARTICLE FIVE: FINAL PROVISIONS

5.1. Nothing in this Code shall prevent the Authority from issuing decrees, ordinances and edicts in accordance with established remits.


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Lady Praetor,

I ask that we not be dissuaded by one small riot and that the Landsraad be convened in the Palace of Zirandorthel, as is its right.

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My Lords and Ladies,

The Landsraad is scheduled to return to the Imperial County in the year 1646 when the renovations and reparations on the Palace of Zirandorthel are finished. In the meanwhile I expect the Minister of Military Affairs and the rest of the Imperial Executive to do some serious work on the security situation in Shirekeep, because what he describes as "one small riot" was caused by issues that run much deeper and the Imperial Electorate also has got the right to meet in a safe enviroment.

Now do you accept the proposed amendemnt as friendly or not?

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Lady Praetor,

Please be assured that I do.

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My Lords and Ladies,

The acceptance by the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia of the proposed clerical amendment has been noted. You may find the amended version of the Bill in the post below.

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To amend Chapter 3 (Imperial Judex) of the Lawbook


BE IT ENACTED by the authority of the Landsraad of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth here in Alejian Castle assembled:

1. That Chapter 3 of the Lawbook of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be amended so that after article 7 of Section B (Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law) shall be inserted:

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8. The Core Criminal Offences within the Imperial Dominion and concerning the Imperial Government shall be defined by the Criminal Code of Shireroth.


2. The Criminal Code of Shireroth shall be enacted and appended to the Lawbook in accordance with the Schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULE I

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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH

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A code established by the Landsraad, with the consent of the Kaiseress, to establish and define the core offences against the Imperial Republic; the Dominion and Person of the Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, the Citizens of the Imperial Republic, Denizens and foreigners to which all crimes may be correctly related by the interpretation of the Imperial Inquisition and the Imperial Judex. Allowing such crimes to be identified and rightfully punished by the ways and means set forth in the Lawbook.


ARTICLE ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS & DEFINITIONS

1.1. The purpose of Law is to upon hold a rightly-guided order in the public sphere of the affairs of Sentient Creatures, and in so doing to achieve a true realisation of the coordinated and harmonious society; that holds all subject to their correct placement in the virtuous hierarchy, with the base populace supplicant to the apex, Her Imperial Magnificence, the capstone of sovereignty, the dispenser of radiant light, and the wisdom of the Gods.

1.2. No act shall be considered a crime that is not specifically declared unlawful, except where it is educed by Authority to be contrary to Common Law or is in violation of the precepts of Cedrist Custom, Orthodoxy and Tradition, known to the Authority.

1.3. Ignorance of the Law on the part of the accused is not deemed to be admissible as a valid excuse for escaping justified punishment for acting in the commissioning of a crime even if it were presupposed to have been embarked upon solely as a consequence of the aforementioned state of ignorance.

1.4. Persons who are not citizens or denizens of the Imperial Republic but whom are residing or dwelling, for whatever purpose, within the Imperial Dominions of Shireroth, with or without lawful authority to do so, must be deemed to be subjects of the Imperial Republic for the purpose of this Act, unless otherwise specified in law.

1.5. Judicial Authority is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Imperial Charter and the Lawbook for the combating of deviant lawlessness and for upholding the laws of the Imperial Republic as well as their general remit to undertake the aforesaid actions. For the purpose of this Act the Judicial Authority is deemed to mean the offices and office-holders of the Imperial Judex.

1.6. An Inquisitional Authority is that which has been specifically tasked with the investigation and eradication of crime and criminals through the judicial process, as set forth in the Lawbook.

1.7. The Imperial Constabulary is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Lawbook. For the purpose of this Act the Imperial Constabulary is deemed to mean specifically the Shirekeep City Guard and the Imperial Marshals.

1.8. The Authority in this Act shall mean the Imperial Government, the highest lawful public authority for the Imperial Republic.

1.9. Office-holders shall be defined self-evidently as persons who hold an office in the service of Her Imperial Magnificence through the agency of the Imperial Government in return for a contracted wage, recurring salary or else any other form of nominal consideration.

1.10. A person who has been accused of a crime shall be deemed neither innocent nor guilty until the matter of the accusation has been properly assessed by lawfully constituted inquisitorial authorities, but instead remains simultaneously both innocent and guilty until clarification is achieved.

1.11. Any Imperial subject, who has been accorded the rights and privileges of citizenship in accordance with the requirements of the Law must, by way of acknowledging the evident superior virtue the possession of citizenship illustrates, be considered innocent as long as he is not convicted by a lawfully constituted inquisition.

1.12. Any punishment which is discordant to human dignity is not permitted.

ARTICLE TWO: CRIMES AGAINST THE KAISER(ESS) AND THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC

2.1. The person of the Kaiser is sacred and inviolable. The Kaiser shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. No person shall expose the Kaiser to any sort of accusation or action.
2.1.1. Whoever defames insults or threatens the Kaiser, Imperial Consort, the Heir-apparent or the Steward, is guilty of the offence of Lese-Majesty and shall, if a citizen, be punished with the forfeiture of liberty for the period of three years Anno Nortone and the revocation of citizenship. For a subject who commits the crime of Lese-Majesty, the punishment shall be shall be the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.2. Any attack on the Kaiser, be it against his physical form or his representative form, shall be deemed an act of Attempted Murder and the penalty shall be the same as for the act of Murder specified at 3.1 subsequently.
2.2.1. The Kaiser is the living symbol of the Imperial Republic and the Imperial Republic is the living symbol of the Kaiser. Any attack upon the infrastructure of the Imperial Republic, be it infrastructure or employees of the Imperial Government shall be construed as an attack on the person of the Kaiser himself.

2.3. Where any number of persons conspire to commit such a crime as specified under these articles, against the person, likeness or associates, of the Kaiser, or any other crime direct against the same, and the crime does not occur – when it is subsequently discovered it shall be regarded in such a way that the guilty parties will be punished in a manner consistent with how they would have been punished had the act in-fact been committed.

2.4. A person who, being a citizen of the Imperial Republic does anything tending to the death or destruction of the Kaiser; levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against the Kaiser or the Imperial Republic; assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Imperial Republic, whether or not the state of public emergency has been declared; assists another person who is, to his knowledge, guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not give information thereof to the Imperial Judex, the Imperial Inquisition or the Imperial Constabulary, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treason, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.5. A person who shall do any act or thing to overthrow the Charter of the Imperial Republic by revolution or sabotage or to overthrow by force or violence the duly established Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treachery, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.6. Any person who carries out an act to destruct any thing, substance or material that is used, or intended to be used, to the defence of the Imperial Republic, or to the maintenance of the internal security and public order therein, shall be guilty of a crime, called Sabotage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for life.

2.7. Any person who, with the intention of causing violence or creating public disorder or public disturbance, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words bring the Kaiser, the Landsraad, the Imperial Advisory Council, the Imperial Shirerithian Defence Council, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Military Affairs or any court of law into contempt; to excite disaffection against the Imperial Republic; to excite the citizens of the Imperial Republic to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter established by law of the Imperial Republic; to promote feelings of ill-will between the ethnicities, races and species of the citizens of the Imperial Republic so as to endanger the peace, order and good government of the Imperial Republic; or counsels or advises any person to commit any of the aforesaid acts; shall be guilty of a crime, called Subversion of the Imperial Republic, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

2.8. Any person who, with an intent prejudicial to the safety or defence of the Imperial Republic, makes within or without the territory of the Imperial Republic, a sketch, plan or photograph of a place or thing, or a note or document of a thing, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; obtains, collects, records, uses, has in possession or communicates to another person any information, including an opinion or a report of a conversation, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; or approaches, is in, enters, inspects or passes over a place prohibited by an Act; shall be guilty of a crime, called Espionage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.


ARTICLE THREE: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

3.1. A person who, unless it is approved by an Act, does any act, or attempts to do any act, to cause the death or destruction of another natural person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Murder, and liable to the punishment of death.

3.2. A person, who, without the consent of another person, uses the name of such person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Identity Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.3. A person who, in order to cause a mistake of another person, uses a name, or declares to have a character, that is not his own, shall be guilty of a crime, called Deceit, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of forfeiture.

3.4. A person who takes into his possession any thing of any kind, including money, that belongs to another person, unless such an act is made in execution of a law or a contract, without receiving leave to do so from the Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.5. A person who commits the act defined in the precedent section in taking a thing that is entrusted to him by another person shall be guilty of a crime, called Fraud, and liable to the same punishment as is prescribed by the precedent section

3.6. If two or more persons agree to commit any crime defined in this Act, but the intended crime shall not be committed, each of these persons shall be guilty of a crime, called Conspiracy, and liable to the same punishment that is prescribed by this Act for the crime they have agreed to commit.


ARTICLE FOUR: PUNISHMENTS

4.1. The punishment of extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto shall, on a day on which the punishment is executed by order of the court, cease to exist as a person.
4.1.1. The Authority shall make every effort to ensure that the shade of the deceased does not gain readmission to the Imperial Republic at some later date except by means of the most gracious pardon afforded by the Kaiser.

4.2. The punishment of suspension of civil rights produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto is not, during the term for which the punishment is sentences, liable to enjoy the civic rights due to a citizen under law. Where the punishment of suspension of civil rights is sentenced, the court may at the same time order that the property of the person sentenced to that punishment be confiscated by and in favour of the Imperial Republic.

4.3. The punishment of forfeiture produce the effect that the person sentenced thereto is bound to pay to the Imperial Republic such amount of money as the court fixes.

4.4. Where a person who is a citizen of the Imperial Republic is convicted for a crime defined herein or for the crime of conspiracy committed with intention to commit a crime therein defined, the court may order, in addition to the ordinary punishment prescribed by this Act, that the person ceases to be registered as a citizen of the Imperial Republic.


ARTICLE FIVE: FINAL PROVISIONS

5.1. Nothing in this Code shall prevent the Authority from issuing decrees, ordinances and edicts in accordance with established remits.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:40 pm 

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I thought I asked this before, but I can ask again if I did. Is there a provision for applying this retroactively?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:45 pm 
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There isn't. How should I go about phrasing it?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:28 pm 

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You could put it in article 5, and maybe limit it to certain serious crimes, or all of article 2 for example. Something like "The provisions in X are applicable retroactively from <date>." You could also put in why they are retroactively applicable, which usually isn't the case. Since these crimes could be considered self-evidently illegal under the common law, for example.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this statement is said in my role as Arbiter of the Imperial Judex.

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4. The Imperial Judex has exclusive jurisdiction over crimes against the Imperial government, including, but not limited to, treason, sedition and rebellion.

The crime of Treason is also already mentioned in the Charter, albeit undefined.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Lady Praetor,

I respectfully seek your indulgence for a slight delay while I prepare an amendment in view of the comments of the Lord Arbiter and the King of Elwynn.

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My Lords and Ladies,

I hereby advise you that shall wait until the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia has amended the Bill before us before calling a vote on the Bill aforesaid in accordance with the Procedures of the Landsraad.

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My Lords and Ladies,

I hereby propose an amendment to Article 5, the addition of clause 5.2, to give the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia a hand as well as the introduction of the crime of Lèse-Territoire by addding clause 2.9 to Article 2.

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An Act
To amend Chapter 3 (Imperial Judex) of the Lawbook


BE IT ENACTED by the authority of the Landsraad of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth here in Alejian Castle assembled:

1. That Chapter 3 of the Lawbook of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth shall be amended so that after article 7 of Section B (Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law) shall be inserted:

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8. The Core Criminal Offences within the Imperial Dominion and concerning the Imperial Government shall be defined by the Criminal Code of Shireroth.


2. The Criminal Code of Shireroth shall be enacted and appended to the Lawbook in accordance with the Schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULE I

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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC OF SHIREROTH

Preamble:

A code established by the Landsraad, with the consent of the Kaiseress, to establish and define the core offences against the Imperial Republic; the Dominion and Person of the Qaisar Baanooye Sathratiye, the Citizens of the Imperial Republic, Denizens and foreigners to which all crimes may be correctly related by the interpretation of the Imperial Inquisition and the Imperial Judex. Allowing such crimes to be identified and rightfully punished by the ways and means set forth in the Lawbook.


ARTICLE ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS & DEFINITIONS

1.1. The purpose of Law is to upon hold a rightly-guided order in the public sphere of the affairs of Sentient Creatures, and in so doing to achieve a true realisation of the coordinated and harmonious society; that holds all subject to their correct placement in the virtuous hierarchy, with the base populace supplicant to the apex, Her Imperial Magnificence, the capstone of sovereignty, the dispenser of radiant light, and the wisdom of the Gods.

1.2. No act shall be considered a crime that is not specifically declared unlawful, except where it is educed by Authority to be contrary to Common Law or is in violation of the precepts of Cedrist Custom, Orthodoxy and Tradition, known to the Authority.

1.3. Ignorance of the Law on the part of the accused is not deemed to be admissible as a valid excuse for escaping justified punishment for acting in the commissioning of a crime even if it were presupposed to have been embarked upon solely as a consequence of the aforementioned state of ignorance.

1.4. Persons who are not citizens or denizens of the Imperial Republic but whom are residing or dwelling, for whatever purpose, within the Imperial Dominions of Shireroth, with or without lawful authority to do so, must be deemed to be subjects of the Imperial Republic for the purpose of this Act, unless otherwise specified in law.

1.5. Judicial Authority is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Imperial Charter and the Lawbook for the combating of deviant lawlessness and for upholding the laws of the Imperial Republic as well as their general remit to undertake the aforesaid actions. For the purpose of this Act the Judicial Authority is deemed to mean the offices and office-holders of the Imperial Judex.

1.6. An Inquisitional Authority is that which has been specifically tasked with the investigation and eradication of crime and criminals through the judicial process, as set forth in the Lawbook.

1.7. The Imperial Constabulary is defined as the persons and offices mandated under the Lawbook. For the purpose of this Act the Imperial Constabulary is deemed to mean specifically the Shirekeep City Guard and the Imperial Marshals.

1.8. The Authority in this Act shall mean the Imperial Government, the highest lawful public authority for the Imperial Republic.

1.9. Office-holders shall be defined self-evidently as persons who hold an office in the service of Her Imperial Magnificence through the agency of the Imperial Government in return for a contracted wage, recurring salary or else any other form of nominal consideration.

1.10. A person who has been accused of a crime shall be deemed neither innocent nor guilty until the matter of the accusation has been properly assessed by lawfully constituted inquisitorial authorities, but instead remains simultaneously both innocent and guilty until clarification is achieved.

1.11. Any Imperial subject, who has been accorded the rights and privileges of citizenship in accordance with the requirements of the Law must, by way of acknowledging the evident superior virtue the possession of citizenship illustrates, be considered innocent as long as he is not convicted by a lawfully constituted inquisition.

1.12. Any punishment which is discordant to human dignity is not permitted.


ARTICLE TWO: CRIMES AGAINST THE KAISER(ESS) AND THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC

2.1. The person of the Kaiser is sacred and inviolable. The Kaiser shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. No person shall expose the Kaiser to any sort of accusation or action.
2.1.1. Whoever defames, insults or threatens the Kaiser, Imperial Consort, the Heir-apparent or the Steward, is guilty of the offence of Lese-Majesty and shall, if a citizen, be punished with the forfeiture of liberty for the period of three years Anno Nortone and the revocation of citizenship. For a subject who commits the crime of Lese-Majesty, the punishment shall be shall be the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.2. Any attack on the Kaiser, be it against his physical form or his representative form, shall be deemed an act of Attempted Murder and the penalty shall be the same as for the act of Murder specified at 3.1 subsequently.
2.2.1. The Kaiser is the living symbol of the Imperial Republic and the Imperial Republic is the living symbol of the Kaiser. Any attack upon the infrastructure of the Imperial Republic, be it infrastructure or employees of the Imperial Government shall be construed as an attack on the person of the Kaiser himself.

2.3. Where any number of persons conspire to commit such a crime as specified under these articles, against the person, likeness or associates, of the Kaiser, or any other crime direct against the same, and the crime does not occur – when it is subsequently discovered it shall be regarded in such a way that the guilty parties will be punished in a manner consistent with how they would have been punished had the act in-fact been committed.

2.4. A person who, being a citizen of the Imperial Republic does anything tending to the death or destruction of the Kaiser; levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against the Kaiser or the Imperial Republic; assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Imperial Republic, whether or not the state of public emergency has been declared; assists another person who is, to his knowledge, guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not give information thereof to the Imperial Judex, the Imperial Inquisition or the Imperial Constabulary, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treason, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.5. A person who shall do any act or thing to overthrow the Charter of the Imperial Republic by revolution or sabotage or to overthrow by force or violence the duly established Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Treachery, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death).

2.6. Any person who carries out an act to destruct any thing, substance or material that is used, or intended to be used, to the defence of the Imperial Republic, or to the maintenance of the internal security and public order therein, shall be guilty of a crime, called Sabotage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for life.

2.7. Any person who, with the intention of causing violence or creating public disorder or public disturbance, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words bring the Kaiser, the Landsraad, the Imperial Advisory Council, the Imperial Shirerithian Defence Council, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Military Affairs or any court of law into contempt; to excite disaffection against the Imperial Republic; to excite the citizens of the Imperial Republic to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter established by law of the Imperial Republic; to promote feelings of ill-will between the ethnicities, races and species of the citizens of the Imperial Republic so as to endanger the peace, order and good government of the Imperial Republic; or counsels or advises any person to commit any of the aforesaid acts; shall be guilty of a crime, called Subversion of the Imperial Republic, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

2.8. Any person who, with an intent prejudicial to the safety or defence of the Imperial Republic, makes within or without the territory of the Imperial Republic, a sketch, plan or photograph of a place or thing, or a note or document of a thing, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; obtains, collects, records, uses, has in possession or communicates to another person any information, including an opinion or a report of a conversation, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; or approaches, is in, enters, inspects or passes over a place prohibited by an Act; shall be guilty of a crime, called Espionage, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

2.9. Anyone who, in contravention of the provisions of the Charter, intends, attempts, or makes preparations to detach any part of the territory of the Imperial Republic, shall be guilty of a crime, called Lèse-Territoire, and liable to the punishment of the extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) or of suspension of civil rights for life. The same shall apply to the territory of any Imperial Dominion as well as the lands under the jurisdiction of any Imperial State.


ARTICLE THREE: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON

3.1. A person who, unless it is approved by an Act, does any act, or attempts to do any act, to cause the death or destruction of another natural person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Murder, and liable to the punishment of death.

3.2. A person, who, without the consent of another person, uses the name of such person, shall be guilty of a crime, called Identity Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.3. A person who, in order to cause a mistake of another person, uses a name, or declares to have a character, that is not his own, shall be guilty of a crime, called Deceit, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of forfeiture.

3.4. A person who takes into his possession any thing of any kind, including money, that belongs to another person, unless such an act is made in execution of a law or a contract, without receiving leave to do so from the Imperial Government, shall be guilty of a crime, called Theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

3.5. A person who commits the act defined in the precedent section in taking a thing that is entrusted to him by another person shall be guilty of a crime, called Fraud, and liable to the same punishment as is prescribed by the precedent section.

3.6. If two or more persons agree to commit any crime defined in this Act, but the intended crime shall not be committed, each of these persons shall be guilty of a crime, called Conspiracy, and liable to the same punishment that is prescribed by this Act for the crime they have agreed to commit.


ARTICLE FOUR: PUNISHMENTS

4.1. The punishment of extinction in all forms of the hitherto constituted persona (death) produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto shall, on a day on which the punishment is executed by order of the court, cease to exist as a person.
4.1.1. The Authority shall make every effort to ensure that the shade of the deceased does not gain readmission to the Imperial Republic at some later date except by means of the most gracious pardon afforded by the Kaiser.

4.2. The punishment of suspension of civil rights produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto is not, during the term for which the punishment is sentences, liable to enjoy the civic rights due to a citizen under law. Where the punishment of suspension of civil rights is sentenced, the court may at the same time order that the property of the person sentenced to that punishment be confiscated by and in favour of the Imperial Republic.

4.3. The punishment of forfeiture produce the effect that the person sentenced thereto is bound to pay to the Imperial Republic such amount of money as the court fixes.

4.4. Where a person who is a citizen of the Imperial Republic is convicted for a crime defined herein or for the crime of conspiracy committed with intention to commit a crime therein defined, the court may order, in addition to the ordinary punishment prescribed by this Act, that the person ceases to be registered as a citizen of the Imperial Republic.


ARTICLE FIVE: FINAL PROVISIONS

5.1. Nothing in this Code shall prevent the Authority from issuing decrees, ordinances and edicts in accordance with established remits.

5.2. Insomuch the Second Article of this Code describes certain behaviours which are already recognized as crimes against the Imperial Government by the Charter, albeit undefined, the provisions in the Article aforesaid shall, as sole and exclusive exception to the principle of nulla poena sine lege certa, be applicable retroactively from the first day of Silnuai in the year 1644 Anno Nortone.

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Lady Praetor,

I apologise for my tardiness and accept the proposed amendment as friendly.

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My Lords and Ladies,

The acceptance by the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia of the proposed amendment has been noted. You may find the amended version of the Bill in the next post.

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