This edition accurate at 6398 ASC.
- 1 Lawbook of Shireroth
- 1.1 Chapter 1: On the Lawbook
- 1.2 Chapter 2: Imperial States and Citizenship
- 1.3 Chapter 3: Imperial Judex
- 1.3.1 Section A: Jurisdiction
- 1.3.2 Section B: Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law
- 1.3.3 Section C: Interpretation of the Charter
- 1.3.4 Section D: Civil cases and other disputes
- 1.3.5 Section E: Where No Provisions
- 1.3.6 Section F: Contempt of Court
- 1.3.7 Section G: Improper Proceedings
- 1.4 Chapter 4: Imperial Ministries
- 1.5 Chapter 5: Law Enforcement
- 1.6 Chapter 6: The Kaiser
- 1.7 Annexes to the Lawbook
Lawbook of Shireroth
Chapter 1: On the Lawbook
1. This Book is the Lawbook. All acts adopted by the Landsraad shall be recorded in full in this Book.
2. All Treaties ratified by the Landsraad shall be affixed to this Book.
3. Decisions of the Landsraad to levy tax shall be affixed to this Book.
4. Decisions of the Landsraad to repeal a Kaiser's decree shall be affixed to this book.
5. Legislative agreements between the Landsraad and the Kaiser shall be affixed to this book.
1. A law adopted by the Landsraad is, for the purposes of this Book, a federal commonwealth law.
2. A law decreed by the Kaiser is, for the purposes of this Book, an imperial law.
Chapter 2: Imperial States and Citizenship
Section A: The Imperial States
2. For the purposes of Imperial Level legislation, the long names, the short names, and the nationality adjectives of the Imperial States shall be:
Long Name - Short name - Adjective
Elwynnese Union - Elwynn - Elwynnese;
Kingdom of Goldshire - Goldshire - Goldshirian;
Kingdom of Lichbrook - Lichbrook - Lichbrookian.
3. Should an Imperial State change its name, the head of such an Imperial State or zir accredited representative may inform the Prætor of such change and in such case the Prætor shall have the authority and duty to amend this Section to reflect the changes to the Imperial State in question.
4. The territory of an Imperial State shall be, in addition to its lands, be defined to include all internal waters, including any permanent ice, within that Imperial State, as well as the territorial sea of such Imperial State.
5. Airspace above its lands, its internal waters and its territorial sea shall also be part of the territory of any Imperial State.
6. The territorial sea of each Imperial State shall extend 24 kilometers from the coast baseline and shall include any permanent ice within that distance.
7. In any case where the maritime territorial sea of an Imperial State would overlap with the territorial sea of another State - Imperial or foreign - or with that of an Imperial Dominion, the median point between the baselines of the Imperial State and the foreign State or Imperial Dominion shall be taken to be the border of the territorial sea, unless agreed otherwise by treaty, or an agreement made under a relevant existing treaty, between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the foreign State in question or the Imperial Government and the Imperial State in question.
8. The coast baseline of an Imperial State as well as that of an Imperial Dominion shall be determined in accordance with Article 5 of the [MTO's Convention on the Laws of the Seas].
Section B: Citizenship
2. The Kaiser may delegate this power to be held in commission and exercised by His Minister, the Minister of the Interior, subject to his discretion and oversight.
3. Citizens of the Imperial Republic enjoy the freedom to domicile and seek residency wherever they wish in the Imperial Republic, subject to approval by an appropriate lawful authority. A citizen may request permission to reside in either an Imperial State or an Imperial Dominion of his or her choice.
a. The right to grant or deny residency is a prerogative that is the exclusive preserve of the lawful authority. The lawful authorities being:
i. The Governments of the Imperial States acting in accordance with their domestic law; and
ii. The Kaiser, and those to whom he may delegate authority, in regards to the Imperial Dominions.
b. Should an application for residency be denied by any lawful authority, the citizen shall be deemed to be resident in Shirekeep until or unless the citizen finds an alternative domicile.
4. Citizens of the Imperial Republic enjoy the freedom of movement within the Imperial Republic, subject to such measures and restrictions as may, from time to time, be enacted by lawful authorities in order to preserve the safety, security and societal harmony of their respective jurisdictions.
5. No citizen may have his or her citizenship revoked by any lawful authority except by the Kaiser, or the Minister of the Interior acting in his name, as a consequence of a penalty incurred for a felony or tresspass, contrary to law, of which the citizen has been found guilty by a properly constituted court of law, here to be taken to mean the Imperial Judex or any subsidiary court derived thereof.
Chapter 3: Imperial Judex
Section A: Jurisdiction
1. The Imperial Judex shall have original jurisdiction in any legal dispute that arises in the Imperial Republic concerning any contract as well as any act, omission, or conduct which is within the purview of Imperial Law, or has taken place in any imperial dominion or in any property abroad that is owned by the Imperial Republic, or on any vessel, in the high seas, air- or spacecraft in territory or space under no sovereign power, that is under the flag of the Imperial Republic or that is owned by a legal or natural person resident in or citizen of the Imperial Republic.
2. The Imperial Judex shall have appellate jurisdiction for the judicial bodies in the Imperial States, and shall in its appellate rulings be bound to follow the law of the Imperial State in question, unless it deems Imperial Law to be constitutionally valid for the question.
3. The Imperial Judex shall have original jurisdiction in all disputes on agreements, treaties, etc, between governments of the Imperial States, between the government of an Imperial State and the government of the Imperial Republic, between a government of a foreign State and the government of an Imperial State, and between the government of a foreign State and the government of the Imperial Republic.
4. In all cases before it, the Imperial Judex shall decide upon its own Rules of Procedure, having regarded what the case and the situation merit. In all court cases, Friends of the Court may submit to the Imperial Judex submit their observations and interpretations of law and fact.
Section B: Prosecution of Criminal Offences under Imperial Law
1. All criminal offences prosecuted before the Imperial Judex shall be prosecuted at the suit of the Imperial Inquisitor.
2. To institute a prosecution under this Section the Imperial Inquisitor shall submit a Petition for Indictment to the Imperial Judex naming the person(s) - hereafter "the defendant(s)" - zie wishes to prosecute, specifying the criminal offences the defendant(s) are being accused of, and submitting evidence the back up the accusations.
3. After the submission of a Petition for Indictment, the defendant(s) may, but need not, make submissions to the Imperial Judex. Zie may also appoint an advocate who may be any person zie wishes.
4. In the event that the Imperial Judex is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a prosecution it shall issue an Indictment naming the defendant(s) and listing the criminal offences they are being accused of.
5. After notifying the the defendant(s), the Imperial Judex shall proceed to trial. Such trial shall be open and objective and shall seek the truth.
6. At the end of the trial, the Imperial Judex shall issue a judgment. The judgment shall explain the findings of the Imperial Judex and explicitly state whether or not the defendant is guilty.
7. In the event that the Imperial Judex finds the defendant guilty, it shall make a ruling on what kind of punishment shall be imposed upon the defendant. The punishment shall be proportional to the nature of the criminal offence.
Section C: Interpretation of the Charter
1. Any person or personality of standing under the Charter may bring a question of interpretation of the Charter to the Imperial Judex.
2. A person or personality of standing under the Charter shall encompass any office or officer named in the Charter and any institution of legislative, executive or judicial power in an Imperial State. It/zie is the petitioner.
3. A question of interpretation must have relevancy to the petitioner.
4. In any question of interpretation involving a law of any body, conduct by any body or order by any body, the relevant respondent shall be named and shall answer before the Imperial Judex. If there is no relevant respondent, the Imperial Judex shall nonetheless proceed with the case if it finds the petitioner's question to have relevancy.
5. The Imperial Judex shall make an agenda for the hearing and publish it.
6. The petitioner and respondent shall make their submissions and counter-submissions, and more, if requested by the Imperial Judex.
7. Briefs of amicus curiae shall be open for submission. Petitioner and respondent shall not be excluded the right to respond to the submissions.
8. The Imperial Judex shall close the hearing and within reasonable time issue a judgment on the matter.
Section D: Civil cases and other disputes
1. Any legal or natural person or persons, or group of persons with legitimate personal standing (hereafter "the petitioner(s)"), may submit to the Imperial Judex to sue any other legal or natural person or persons, or group of persons (hereafter, "the respondent(s)"). Petitioner(s) and respondent(s) include any advocate zie may appoint.
2. Such petition must state the nature and claims of the petitioner(s), and any remedy sought from the respondent(s).
3. In the event that the Imperial Judex finds that there is sufficient evidence to allow a trial, it shall inform the respondent(s) of the petition, who then may elect to make a counter-petition at this point.
4. Having reviewed and decided upon the counter-petition, the Imperial Judex may either dismiss the suit or proceed to trial, which shall conclude with a judgment. The judgment shall explain the findings of the Imperial Judex and what remedy shall be given by either party to the other party.
Section E: Where No Provisions
1. The Imperial Judex has the right to make any ruling, order or by-laws for any conduct or trial, including for any appeals that it has received, where no provision in this Chapter, or any other relevant law, shall be sufficient.
2. Whenever the Rules of Procedure or this Chapter or any other relevant law contain no provision for exercising a right or procedure the Imperial Judex may adopt any procedure that is not contrary to or inconsistent with the aforesaid Rules of Procedure or legislation. A party in a proceeding may, on motion to the Imperial Judex, request directions as to the procedure aforesaid.
Section F: Contempt of Court
1. Anyone shall be guilty of Contempt of Court who:
a. assaults, threatens, intimidates, or wilfully insults the (Assistant) Arbiter, the Imperial Inquisitor or other officer of the Imperial Judex, or a witness, during zir sitting or attendance in Court, or in going to or returning from the Imperial Judex; or b. wilfully interrupts or obstructs the proceedings of the Imperial Judex, or misbehaves in the aforesaid Court; or c. wilfully and without lawful excuse disobeys an order or direction of the Court in the course of the hearing of a proceeding.
2. The Imperial Judex may sentence a person who has committed an offence against the preceding Subsection to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 ASC years, or to pay a fine not exceeding 5,000 Erb or both, for every offence.
Section G: Improper Proceedings
1. The Imperial Judex may, at any time, on request or on its own motion after having heard the parties on the point, declare a court case or other judicial proceeding bofore it improper, dismiss the aforsaid case or other judicial proceeding, and hold the party concerned in Contempt of Court.
2. The procedural impropriety may consist in a claim or pleading that is clearly unfounded, frivolous or dilatory or in conduct that is vexatious or quarrelsome. It may also consist in bad faith, in a use of procedure that is excessive or unreasonable or causes prejudice to another person, or in an attempt to defeat the ends of justice, in particular if it restricts freedom of expression in public debate.
Chapter 4: Imperial Ministries
Section A: Definition
2. Each Ministry shall be established in federal commonwealth law by the presence of a Section in this Chapter outlining its proper responsibilities and functions. A Ministry may be disestablished by the removal of its relevant section.
3. Each Ministry shall be headed by a Minister appointed by the Kaiser, in accordance with the Charter. The Minister shall be responsible for ensuring the fulfillment of the responsibilities and functions of zir Ministry as defined in this Chapter. The internal organization of each Ministry shall be the prerogative of its Minister, except where otherwise specified in this Chapter. Each Minister answers to the Kaiser. The Kaiser may at any time perform the work assigned to a Minister in this Lawbook.
4. Each Ministry shall have its headquarters in the Imperial Capital of Shirekeep, unless the Kaiser declares a state of emergency with respect to the safety of the city. [Inserted on 5348]
5. The main activities of each Ministry shall take place in those headquarters unless there is an urgent and necessary justification for that activity to take place elsewhere, or it would be manifestly irrational for them to take place in the capital. [Inserted on 5348]
Section B: Imperial Ministry of the Exterior
1. The purpose of the Imperial Ministry of the Exterior ("MiniEx") shall be to oversee and implement the foreign policy of the Imperial Republic as directed by, and in cooperation with, the Kaiser, and in line with those treaties to which the Imperial Republic is a party.
2. MiniEx shall have the responsibility to receive the diplomatic communications and ambassadors of foreign powers within the Imperial Capital where possible, as well as to send diplomatic communications and ambassadors to foreign powers, on behalf of the Imperial Republic. [Amended on 5348]
3. MiniEx shall have the responsibility, and the corresponding authority, to negotiate with foreign powers on behalf of the Imperial Republic, and to present the results of such negotiations to the Imperial Government for further action.
4. MiniEx shall have the responsibility to determine, in accordance with stated foreign policy, the priorities of the Imperial Republic in its diplomatic relations, to remain cognizant of the situations in prioritized nations based on publicly available information, and to provide basic analyses of said situations to the officials of the Imperial Republic.
5. MiniEx shall only recognise and make available permanent embassies for foreign powers within the City of Shirekeep. [Inserted on 5348]
Section C: Imperial Ministry of the Interior
1. The purpose of the Imperial Ministry of the Interior ("MiniInt") shall be to oversee the publication and dissemination of news and information, from or within the Imperial Republic; the essential administrative tasks related to the functioning of the Imperial Republic; and all economic affairs within the Imperial Republic. [Inserted on 5536]
2. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to maintain a registry of all citizens of the Imperial Republic and of essential data relating to each citizen, to be kept current through immigration and emigration records and the periodic taking of a census. [Inserted on 5536]
3. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to naturalize persons as citizens solely of the Imperial Republic, and not of any Imperial State, as defined in 2.B.5 of the Lawbook. [Inserted on 5536]
4. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to provide notary services for the Imperial Republic, such as administering oaths, attesting or certifying documents, and the witnessing of affidavits. [Inserted on 5536]
5. MiniInt shall have the responsibility of providing a legally qualified individual, either in the person of the Minister zirself or of a delegated employee of the Ministry, to serve as attorney general of the Imperial Republic. [Inserted on 5536]
6. MiniInt shall have ultimate responsibility for the curation and adjucation of the content of Shireroth's national wiki. In accordance with this duty, the Minister of the Interior shall have sysop access to the wiki. [Inserted on 5536]
7. MiniInt shall have ultimate responsibility for the curation and adjucation of the content of the Malarbor announcement box. In accordance with this duty, the Minister of Information shall have granted to zir any required access to the box, as well as any required religious or spiritual access to the voice and will of the mighty tree god. [Inserted on 5536]
8. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to maintain the treasury of the Imperial Government. [Inserted on 5536]
9. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to award bounties from the treasury to individuals and entities for service to the common good of the Imperial Republic. [Inserted on 5536]
10. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to direct and manage the national economic system, to promote its use, and to devise new ways of implementing it. [Inserted on 5536]
11. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to serve as registrar for all businesses operating within the Imperial Republic and to ensure the compliance of such businesses with any and all economic procedures and regulations as may exist. [Inserted on 5536]
12. MiniInt shall have the responsibility to investigate, at the request of the Imperial Judex or of the judiciary organs of an Imperial State, financial irregularities or misconduct connected to individuals or entities within the Imperial Republic. In accordance with this duty, the Ministry is empowered to audit accounts registered within the Imperial Republic. [Inserted on 5536]
13. MiniInt shall have the ability to appoint deputy ministers to assist the Minister with any duties as assigned in this Section. These deputy ministers may be styled appropriately to their subset of responsibilities (e.g. Treasurer, Curator, Registrar, etc.) [Inserted on 5536]
Section D: Imperial Ministry of Military Affairs
1. The purpose of the Imperial Ministry of Military Affairs ("MoMA") shall be to oversee and coordinate the Imperial Armed Forces and maintain the ability of the Imperial Republic to defend itself in the event of military hostilities.
2. The duties and responsibilities of MoMA shall be defined via the Martial Code of Shireroth.
Section E: Ministerial Ordinances
1. Acts of the Minister of the Interior, Minister of the Exterior, Ministry of Military Affairs, and any other of the Kaiser's appointed Ministers providing for regulations of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of powers granted by the Charter, Imperial Decree or Act of Landsraad shall be promulgated in the form of Ministerial Ordinances.
2. For the purposes of this Section, "Imperial Decree" shall include decrees made by a Steward or Landsraad regnant.
3. Any Ministerial Ordinance issued by a Minister under this Section shall take effect immediately after the elapse of 15 ASC years subsequent to the promulgation of the aforesaid Instrument or at a later date provided by the Minister in the self-same Ministerial Ordinance.
4. Ministerial Ordinances shall be serialized in the order of the ASC year of its promulgation, and denominated in chronological order of its issuance, with separate reckonings for each Ministry.
5. It shall be the responsibility of the Kaiser and the Steward to ensure this Section shall be properly implemented. These responsibilities may, by Imperial Decree, be delegated to a subordinate official in the service of the Kaiseral Government.
6. Where a Minister issues a Ministerial Ordinances pursuant to this Section, zie shall inform the public of the promulgation of the said Ordinance and reasons for it in a Ministerial Statement, and render account to the Lords Elector of the Landsraad for its promulgation.
7. In the event that, following the rendering of account to the public by the promulgating Minister for a Ministerial Ordinance, the Lords Elector of the Landsraad are not satisfied with the Minister's reasoning or the legitimacy or practicality of the respective Ministerial Ordinance, the Landsraad may, by resolution supported by a majority of its members, decide to rescind the Ministerial Ordinance.
8. Rescission of a Ministerial Ordinance by the Landsraad does not affect its implementation retroactively.
9. A Ministerial Ordinance rescinded by the Landsraad may not be reissued with reference to the same circumstances or reasons that caused its original promulgation; this Section should not be so construed as to debar Ministers from issuing an Ordinance with a similar text in different circumstances or for different reasons.
Chapter 5: Law Enforcement
Section A: The Imperial Constabulary
1. There shall be a police force for the whole of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth to be known as the Imperial Constabulary. The Imperial Constabulary shall be the general police force for the Imperial Dominions and a federal law enforcement agency in the Imperial States. The forces of the Imperial Constabulary shall comprise of:
(b) The Imperial Marshals, with responsibilities for the general policing of the Imperial Dominions.
2. When operating in Imperial States the Imperial Constabulary shall have no powers or jurisdictions other than those explicitly granted by Imperial Law and all other police powers and policing jurisdictions shall belong to the police services of the Imperial States.
3. The objective of the Imperial Constabulary shall be the promotion of justice and security in society by enforcing Imperial Law and maintaining public order and safety on Imperial Premises and in the Imperial Dominions, as well as providing protection and assistance for the public in the aforesaid areas.
4. An Imperial Premises shall be defined as: (a part of) a building and the area of ground belonging to the building aforesaid which is situated in an Imperial State that is owned, leased or rented by the Imperial Government or put at the disposal of the same for housing government services.
5. It shall be the duty of the Imperial Constabulary to:
(a) prevent crime and other disturbances of public order or safety which are within its jurisdiction;
(b) maintain public order and safety on Imperial Premises and in the Imperial Dominions, prevent disturbances of the same and take action when such disturbances occur;
(c) carry out investigations and surveillance in connection with offences under Imperial Law;
(d) liase with the Order of Sentinels who provide for the security of the Kaiser, the Ministers, the Landsraad, embassies, consulates and other diplomatic buildings as well as foreign dignitaries stationed in or visiting Shireroth;
(f) provide for the security and to obey, execute, and enforce all orders of the Imperial Judex;
(g) provide for the personal protection of Imperial jurists, officers of the Imperial Judex, witnesses, and other threatened persons in the interests of justice where criminal intimidation impedes on the functioning of the judicial process or any other official proceeding;
(h) carry out investigations and surveillance in connection with such fugitive matters, both within and outside the Imperial Republic, as directed by the Minister of the Interior;
(i) administer the Imperial prison system, as directed by the Minister of the Interior, including providing for the security and good order of all Imperial penal and correctional facilities;
(j) provide the public with protection, information and other kinds of assistance, whenever such assistance is best given by the Imperial Constabulary and where it is within the purview of the service;
(k) carry out investigations and surveillance in connection with intelligence and counter-intelligence activities;
(l) perform such duties as are incumbent on the Imperial Constabulary pursuant to Imperial Law.
6. The Minister of the Interior shall decide to which employees of the service the term 'Imperial Constable' shall be applied to.
7. Any Imperial Officer may carry firearms and make arrests without warrant for any offence against the Imperial Republic committed in the presence, or for any offence cognisable under the Laws of Shireroth if he has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such offence.
8. It shall be incumbent upon every Imperial Officer:
(a) to respect the rights of all lawful persons;
(b) to maintain the integrity of the law, law enforcement and the administration of justice;
(c) to perform the duties promptly, impartially and diligently, in accordance with the law and without abusing the authority;
(d) to avoid any actual, apparent or potential conflict of interests;
(e) to ensure that any improper or unlawful conduct of any Imperial Officer is not concealed or permitted to continue;
(f) to be incorruptible, never accepting or seeking special privilege in the performance of his or her duties or otherwise placing theself under any obligation that may prejudice the proper performance of the duties;
(g) to act at all times in a courteous, respectful and honourable manner; and
(h) to maintain the honour of the service and its principles and purposes.
Section B: General Principles of Intervention
1. An Imperial Officer exercising an official duty shall, with due observance of the provisions of Imperial Law as well as Ministerial Regulations, intervene in a way that is justifiable in view of the object of the intervention and other circumstances.
2. In the event that An Imperial Officer has to use force, the form and level of force used shall be limited to that required to achieve the intended result.
Section C: Use of Force and other Powers
1. An Imperial Officer may, if other means are inadequate and if it is justifiable in view of the circumstances, use force to carry out an official duty, if
(a) he encounters force or threat of force;
(b) a person who is to be detained pending trial or investigation or who is otherwise, with statutory support, to be deprived of liberty, attempts to escape or the officer otherwise encounters resistance when he is to effect such a measure;
(c) it is a question of averting a punishable act or a threat to life, health or valuable property or a risk of extensive damage to the environment;
(d) he is to turn away or remove a person from an area or premises or conduct or assist in the search of a person, a bodily examination or some other similar measure, a seizure or some other impoundment of property or a search of premises;
(e) he is to stop a vehicle or some other means of transport;
(f) he is to gain entry to, cordon off, shut off or evacuate a building, a room or an area, assist someone who is performing an official duty with such a measure or some similar measure, or in connection with a foreclosure in accordance with what is prescribed thereof; or
(g) if the measure otherwise is indispensable for the maintenance of public order and safety and it is evident that it cannot be implemented without the use of force.
2. (a) An Imperial Officer who with statutory support arrests or otherwise takes into custody or removes a person, may in connection therewith search that person to the extent required to seize weapons or other dangerous articles for safety reasons, or to establish the said person's identity.
(b) An Imperial Officer may also search a person to the extent required to look for weapons or other dangerous articles that might be used in the commission of an offence against life and health, provided that, in view of the circumstances, it can be assumed that such an article may be declared forfeited.
(c) An Imperial Officer, with a view to looking for a person who is to be taken into custody with statutory support, may enter that person's dwelling or some other house, room or place belonging to or utilised by him. The same applies to premises to which the public has access.
(d) In the event that there is special reason to assume that the person sought by the police is staying with someone else, the Imperial Officer may also enter that place. Similarly, An Imperial Officer may gain entry to a dwelling or some other place with a view to looking for an article which is to be seized by the service under Imperial Law or another regulation; what is said above about a person sought by the authorities then applies to the owner or holder of the article.
(e) An Imperial Officer may search a vehicle at a specified place for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is carrying someone who has escaped from a correctional facility, provided that there is reason to assume that the escaped person poses a serious threat to another's life or health or to the safety of the Imperial Republic, and provided that there is special reason to believe that he may pass that place.
(f) The power mentioned in the aforegoing subarticle shall also be vested in An Imperial Officer looking for someone who is undergoing compulsory psychiatric care or has been referred to forensic psychiatric care and has escaped from a medical institution, if, in view of the circumstances, there is special reason to believe that the escaped person poses a serious threat to another's life or health or to the safety of the Imperial Republic.
(g) An Imperial Officer may stop a vehicle or some other means of transport:
(i) in the event that there is reason to believe that it is carrying someone who has committed an offence;
(ii) in the event that, for some other reason, it is necessary to lawfully deprive someone travelling in the vehicle of his liberty, otherwise limiting his freedom of movement or subjecting him to a search or bodily examination;
(iii) if this is necessary to perform a search of the vehicle; or
(iv) if this is necessary to control traffic or to perform a check of the driver or the vehicle in accordance with what is prescribed thereto by law.
Section D: Organization of and Miscellaneous Matters concerning the Imperial Constabulary
1. The Kaiser shall appoint a Lord Warden who shall provide oversight of the Imperial Constabulary service.
2. The Lord Warden shall appoint and oversee a Lord Commissioner for both the Shirekeep City Guard and the Imperial Marshals, who shall have the day-to-day management of their respective branches.
3. (a) The Imperial Constabulary service shall have and maintain the following offices:
(i) headquarters in the Imperial Capital of Shirekeep; (ii) a Field Office in every capital of any Imperial Dominion; (iii) a Legate in every capital of any Imperial State; (iv) a Liason Office in every capital of any county or similar first level subdivision.
(b) The Lord Warden shall have the responsibility, subject to the provisions of this Chapter, to provide for the further organization of the Imperial Constabulary service.
4. The Assistant to the Lord Warden in a charge of a Legate shall regularly meet with the counterpart(s) in an Imperial State to discuss matters of common concern. Likewise, shall the Deputy Assistant to the Lord Warden in charge of a Liason Office regularly meet with the counterpart(s) in an Imperial State to discuss matters of common concern in the county (or similar first level subdivision).
5. Any Imperial Officer shall in the discharge of the duties within the borders of an Imperial State, in addition to the powers conferred upon him by this Chapter, also have the powers of that such State affords to its police or peace officers as well as other officers empowered to carry out judicial decisions insomuch those powers relate to the duties under Imperial Law.
6. Any Imperial State may enter into a contract with the Imperial Constabulary concerning the provision of police services in such State by the Imperial Marshals. Likewise, they may also call in the assistance of the Imperial Constabulary in connection with specific cases or occurances.
7. The Lord Warden shall be free to issue all the further rules and regulations it deems necessary or expedient to carry the provisions of this Chapter into effect or to clarify the same and may take all the measures to provide for all matters incidental to the operation of the service.
Chapter 6: The Kaiser
Section A: Imperial Appointments
1. Imperial Decrees, or segments thereof, making appointments to offices of trust or profit under the Golden Mango Throne shall be construed to have expired 24 hours after promulgation, provided always that any person so appointed shall continue to hold office until the further Imperial Pleasure is signified by Imperial Decree.
2. For the purposes of this Section, "Imperial Decree" shall include decrees made by a Steward or Landsraad regnant.
Annexes to the Lawbook
- The Concordat of Avaldsnes between the Elwynnese Union and the Jólaslafðir
- Treaty between the Bovic Tapferite Empire of the Natopian Nation and the Imperial Republic of ShirerothTreaty between the Commonwealth of the Brettish Isles and the Elwynnese Union
- Treaty between the Allied Forces and the Feudal Faction
- Shireroth-Jingdao Recognition Treaty
- The Treaty of Osĵätoņ
- Articles of Amity and Alliance between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Safirian Empire
- Convention on the Laws of the Seas
- The Treaty of the Seven Ports between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Commonwealth of Hamland
- Treaty between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, for itself and on behalf of the Elwynnese Union, on one hand, and the Bovic Empire of the Natopian Nation, on the other, on the matter of sovereignty over Llæng and Jorvik
- Treaty of the Two Bears
- The Treaty of Gloomburg
- The Cedar Charter
- Treaty of Association, Friendship and Security between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth & the Confederation of Puritanian States