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PostSubject: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:54 am

It has been determined by the signatories of the Interstellar Commerce Security Compact that, in the interest of galactic safety and security, certain nations (OOC: basically, all active players and their puppets) shall be invited to become signatories of the Compact.

INTERSTELLAR COMMERCE SECURITY COMPACT


The States Parties to this Compact

DESIRING to ensure secure passage for all between the stars,

RECOGNIZING that the vastness of space makes enforcing anti-piracy laws difficult for many states,

Have agreed as follows:

ARTICLE 1
All States shall co-operate to the fullest possible extent in the repression of piracy in deep space and within their own sovereign space.

ARTICLE 2
The term “Deep Space” shall be defined as all parts of space that are not included in the sovereign space of a State.

ARTICLE 3
The term “Piracy” shall be defined as any of the following acts:
  1. any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation committed for private ends by the crew or passengers of a private vessel and directed against another vessel or against persons or property on board such vessel;
  2. any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a vessel with knowledge of facts making it a pirate vessel;
  3. any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in sub-paragraph a or b.

ARTICLE 4
A vessel is considered a “pirate vessel” if it is intended by the persons in dominant control to be used for the purpose of committing one of the acts referred to in Article 3. The same applies if the vessel has been used to commit any such act, so long as it remains under the control of the persons guilty of that act.

ARTICLE 5
The acts of piracy, as defined by Article 3, committed by a warship or government vessel whose crew has mutinied and taken control of the vessel are assimilated to acts committed by a private vessel.

ARTICLE 6
A vessel may retain its nationality although it has become a pirate vessel. The retention or loss of nationality is determined by the law of the State from which such nationality was derived.

ARTICLE 7
In deep space, or in any other place outside the jurisdiction of any State, every State may seize a pirate vessel, or a vessel taken by piracy and under control of pirates and arrest the persons and seize the property on board. The courts of the State which carried out the seizure may decide upon the penalties to be imposed, and may also determine the action to be taken with regard to the vessels or property, subject to the rights of third parties acting in good faith.

ARTICLE 8
Within the sovereign space of any State Party to this Compact, every State Party to this Compact may seize a pirate vessel, or a vessel taken by piracy and under control of pirates and arrest the persons and seize the property on board. The courts of the State in which the seizure was carried out may decide upon the penalties to be imposed, and may also determine the action to be taken with regard to the vessels or property, subject to the rights of third parties acting in good faith.

ARTICLE 9
Where the seizure of a vessel on suspicion of piracy has been effected without adequate grounds, the State making the seizure shall be liable to the State the nationality of which is possessed by the vessel, for any loss or damage caused by the seizure.

ARTICLE 10
A warship is justified in boarding a foreign vessel if there is reasonable ground for suspecting that the vessel is engaged in piracy. If the suspicion is proven to be unfounded, and provided that the ship board has not committed any act justifying them, it shall be compensated for any loss or damage that may have been sustained.

ARTICLE 11
  1. The hot pursuit of a foreign vessel may be undertaken when competent authorities of States Party to this Compact have good reason to believe that the vessel has engaged in piracy. Such pursuit must be commenced when the foreign vessel or one of its subordinate vessels is within:
    1. deep space or;
    2. the sovereign space of a State Party to this Compact or;
    3. the sovereign space of a State Not Party to this Compact who has entered into a separate treaty with the pursuing power or;
    4. the sovereign space of a State Not Party to this Compact who has requested aid in arresting a suspected pirate vessel in that instance.
    It is not necessary that, at the time when the foreign vessel within the regions specified by sub-paragraphs a, b, c and d receives the order to stop, the vessel giving the order should likewise be within the regions specified by sub-paragraphs a, b, c and d.
  2. Hot pursuit is not deemed to have begun unless the pursuing vessel has satisfied itself by such practicable means as may be available that the vessel pursued or one of its subordinate vessels or other craft working as a team and using the vessel pursued as a mother ship are within the regions specified by paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs a, b, c and d. The pursuit may only be commenced after a signal to stop has been given.
  3. The right of hot pursuit may be exercised only by warships or other vessels on government service specially authorized to that effect.

ARTICLE 12
All States Parties to this Compact which possess sufficient military forces to both defend their sovereign space and provide warships or other vessels on government service specially authorized to engage in anti-piracy operations shall engage in anti-piracy operations.

ARTICLE 13
All States Parties to this Compact which do not possess sufficient military forces to both defend their sovereign space and provide warships or other vessels on government service specially authorized to engage in anti-piracy operations shall provide support for anti-piracy operations in the form of:
  1. material support or;
  2. personnel or;
  3. intelligence on pirate activity or;
  4. secondary registrations for vessels engaged in covert anti-piracy operations or;
  5. any combination there of to the maximum extent that the State Party to this Compact is capable while still meeting its other obligations.

ARTICLE 14
This Compact shall be open for signature by all States in attendance of the drafting convention and by any other State invited by the State of Heraklea to become a Party to the Compact.

ARTICLE 15
This Compact is subject to ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service.

ARTICLE 16
This Compact shall be open of accession by any States belonging to the categories mentioned in article 14. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service.

ARTICLE 17
  1. This Compact shall come into force on the thirtieth Earth-standard day following the date of deposit of the second instrument of ratification or accession with the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service.
  2. For each State ratifying or acceding to the Compact after the deposit of the second instrument of ratification or accession, the Compact shall enter into force on the thirtieth Earth-standard day after deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession.

ARTICLE 18
  1. After the expiration of a period of one Earth-standard year from the date on which this Compact shall enter into force, a request for the revision of this Compact may be made at any time by any Contracting Party by means of a notification in writing addressed to the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service.
  2. A convention of the States Parties to this Compact shall decide upon the steps, if any, to be taken in respect of such request.

ARTICLE 19
The Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service shall inform all States Parties to this Compact:
  1. Of signatures to this Compact and of the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession, in accordance with articles 14, 15 and 16;
  2. Of the date on which this Compact will come into force, in accordance with article 17;
  3. Of requests for revision in accordance with article 18.

ARTICLE 20
The original of this Compact shall be deposited with the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic Service, who shall send certified copies thereof to all States Parties to this Compact

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned Plenipotentiaries, being duly authorized thereto by their respective Governments, have signed this Compact.

DONE at Kirrinheim, this stellar date

SIGNATORIES:
State of Heraklea
Puppets, clients, vassals, minor allies and other states with a similar relationship to Heraklea that have not yet been named
Republic of Zamenhof
Transitional Authority of Corta
Provisional Government of Trapper
Planetary Governate of Alpha Centauri
Hierarchy of the Ordenreich
Motherland of Burnination

OOC NOTES: Italicized text signifies text that is not as it actually appears in the treaty or signatories section, instead informing what is in that place. Bolded nations in the signatories section signify main nations of players. Sovereign space is not defined in this treaty due to the vagueries involved in the limits of sovereignty. This was done intentionally as not all states recognize the Heraklean claim to sovereignty over all space within its sphere that is not specifically part of the sovereignty of another state.


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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:15 am

(OOC: Did you just make NATO?)
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:52 am

OOC: No, it specifically relates to anti-piracy and was referred to in a previous RP. There is no organization that this created (nor is there a provision for the creation of one in this treaty). I just decided to open it up to the rest of the community.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:39 am

Burnination responds to the Herakleans that it is indeed concerned with international piracy, but that it is unsure how the treaty as presented would affect it as a pacifist state. It has no warships.

Burnination needs more information before deciding whether or not to be a signatory.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:51 am

As the Burninites are in possession of technology that can impose temporary barriers, stealth technology and sufficient numbers to engage in foreign adventures, the Burninites would be obligated per article 12 to provide ships for anti-piracy joint operations if the Burninite government is willing to authorize such ships to engage in anti-piracy operations. Otherwise, per article 13, the Burninites would be obligated to provide any form of support that is feasible from those described in article 13, sub-paragraphs a, b, c, d and e.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:56 pm

*The Ordenreich, despite current relations, will agree to sign the document and offers to loan a few of its scout flotillas to the Burninites to ensure the safety of their trade lanes. The Ordenreich would promise that while the flotillas will be Ordenreich ships crewed by Ordenreich personnel they will follow, enforce, and respect Burninite law*

(OOC: I am assuming this will be before our talks canon wise)
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:13 pm

Burnination thanks the Herakleans for their swift response, and reply that they would certainly like to be a signatory to the treaty. Their concerns about Article 12 have been alleviated by this clarification, but are slightly concerned regarding Article 13.

Burnination is willing to commit to anti-piracy actions that involve the capture and rehabilitation of pirates (especially by use of their shield technology), but does not wish to commit to a treaty that would force them to provide aid to lethal action against pirates.

Essentially, Burnination will sign the treaty so long as they are assured they will not be required to violate their pacifism.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:23 pm

The Ordenreich resubmits its offer to the Burninites
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:28 pm

The Planetary Governate sees little issue with the Compact as-is, and will offer to sign the Compact. In addition to providing military forces, the Governate is willing to provide whatever intelligence it can gather with probe team operations and to take prisoners from other states for rehabilitation if they are lacking in the appropriate facilities.

(OOC: Of course, "rehabilitation" really means borderline psychological torture and heavy memetic engineering.)
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:31 pm

The Ordenreich acknowledges and says that the Planetary Governate might hear back from the Arcanii Network on such matters on a future date
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Chief of the State of Heraklea and the Chief of the Heraklean Diplomatic service are delighted to hear that the Ordenreich and the Planetary Governate are willing to join and welcome their signatures as States Parties to the Compact. They await deposition of whatever necessary instruments of ratification are required by your respective governments.

To the Burninites, per article 8, any pirates captured within Burninite sovereignty shall be remanded to the Burninite justice system. Per article 7, any pirates captured within deep space by Burninites shall be remanded to the Burninite justice system. Such captures by Burninites may be conducted by non-warships specially authorized by the Burninite government. Deployment of such vessels would satisfy the requirements of article 12 such that the Burninites would not be obligated to provide support in the manner described by article 13, thus alleviating any concern on the part of the Burninites that they may be contributing to a system of apprehension and execution for pirates. That said, any Burninite ships engaged in joint anti-pirate operations during which targeted pirates have elected to forcefully resist arrest may not prevent the remainder of the joint forces from utilizing lethal force to end the pirate threat.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:34 pm

The Burninites thank the Ordenreich for their continuing generosity (during and after the recent devastating crises to wrack Burnination), but reiterate their response that they are generally confident in their ability to run, hide, or shield from small to medium organized threats such as may be posed by space piracy.

Thanking the Herakleans for their timely diplomatic responses, Burnination apologizes for taking so long to deliberate this treaty, and does not immediately respond.

After a few days of silence, Jenova Incinerator releases a statement indicating that her general disposition to the treaty is that its net effects on the galaxy will be positive, and that she does not feel that Burnination's inclusion will harm the Burninite Seek. A few days later, Burnination's general will allows Jenova Incinerator to sign the treaty.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:49 pm

After a brief discussion on the Planetary Council to ratify the Compact (an unanimous yes vote, albeit with Sister Miriam Godwinson abstaining), it is officially considered ratified by the Planetary Governate of Alpha Centauri.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:13 pm

The list of signatories has been updated.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:15 am

*after quick deliberation the Ordenreich Hierarchy has voted to sign the bill with the Teutonic Council composed of the Paladin Komturs voting a majority in favor of the bill and the Ordenmarshall and Hochmeister voting in favor as well. The Compact is now considered binding law in the Ordenreich and revised orders have been sent to anti-piracy flotillas by O.S.S.C. Livenstein updating their standing orders regarding pirates to fall in with the articles set for by the Compact*
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:20 am

List of signatories updated.
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:39 am

(OOC: Just as a little note the Ordenreich's formal title is the "Hierarchy of the Ordenreich")
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 am

(OOC: to be clear, Jenova did sign the treaty for Burnination. The name should be the Motherland of Burnination.)
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PostSubject: Re: Interstellar Commerce Security Compact   Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:45 pm

Updated to include the Burninites
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