The People’s Republic of Minmatar (henceforth ‘the PRM’) is an independent, sovereign nation formed by the joining together of like minded tribes, organisations and corporations and seceded from the Minmatar Republic in order to build a new Minmatar society based upon the fundamentals of justice under the rule of tribal law, human rights, freedom, equality and respect for human dignity and worth.
The PRM claims as its homeland the constellation of Tartatven, in the region of Molden Heath.
The administrative capital of the PRM is the city of Argrald, on the second planet of the Hrober system.
2. Citizens of the PRM
Citizenship is conferred upon Matari members of Tribes, Organisations or Corporations recognised as members of the PRM.
All Citizens are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the PRM and to uphold its ideals, laws and constitution, forswearing all previous allegiances and oaths except those approved by the High Council as being compatible with the ideals of the PRM.
Non-Matari members of member Tribes, Organisations or Corporations may be eligible for Resident Alien status.
Persons holding Resident Alien status may be entitled to all of the rights and protections of a Citizen excepting those granting a vote in democratic elections or the right to stand for High Council office which are reserved for Matari Citizens of the PRM only.
Eligibility for Resident Alien status shall be determined by the High Council on a case by case basis and may be subject to conditions or restrictions, particularly in the case of persons of Amarr ancestry.
All Resident Aliens are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the PRM and to uphold its ideals, laws and constitution, forswearing all previous allegiances and oaths except those approved by the High Council as being compatible with the ideals of the PRM.
Persons with no affiliation to the PRM are considered Transient Aliens.
Transient Aliens will be granted protection under PRM law and bound by PRM law whilst within PRM space.
Transient Aliens have the right to free passage through PRM space subject to approval or restriction by the High Council.
Transient Aliens have the right to limited use of facilities and resources within PRM space subject to approval or restriction by the High Council.
Known criminals and pirates are not welcome in PRM space and do not qualify for Transient Alien status.
3. High Crimes
Piracy is anathema to all space-faring nations. Any persons known to engage in acts of piracy may be engaged, their vessels and their escape pods destroyed.
Any Citizen or Resident Alien of the PRM found to engage in acts of piracy within PRM space shall immediately forfeit their status, be expelled from the PRM, prosecuted in accordance with PRM law and barred from PRM space.
Pirates can, and will be persued outside of PRM space for the good of all peace-going Minmatar.
Slavery is anathema to all right-minded nations. Any persons known to engage in acts of slave ownership, transportation or procurement are not welcome in PRM space.
Any slaves discovered in PRM space shall be liberated.
Any persons engaging in slave ownership, transportation or procurement in PRM space shall be prosecuted in accordance with PRM law.
Any Citizen or Resident Alien of the PRM found to be engaging in acts of slavery, slave transportation or procurement shall forfeit their status, be expelled from the PRM and prosecuted in accordance with PRM law.
4. Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens
Democratic Process. (Not applicable to Resident or Transient Aliens).
All Citizens have the right, and the duty, to vote in elections organised by the government of the PRM for the selection of Government Officials and the determination of the will of the people.
All Citizens have the right to stand for election to Government Office.
Citizens shall enjoy the following rights within PRM space. Resident Aliens and Transient Aliens shall also enjoy these rights provided they are not subject to restrictions placed by the High Council.
Rights of Ownership and Property
Rights of Freedom and Liberty
Right to Equality
Right to Justice
Freedom of Movement
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Speech
Freedom of Profession
Freedom of Religion
5. Governance of the PRM
Council of Elders
Each member Tribe, Organisation or Corporation shall send one representative to join the Council of Elders of the PRM.
The Council of Elders may be called upon by the High Council to consult or to decide matters of high import to the PRM.
The Council of Elders has the right, by majority vote, to suspend the High Council and cause a new High Council to be selected.
Any member of the Council of Elders that is voted on to the High Council must forfeit their membership of the Council of Elders in favour of another representative of their Tribe, Organisation or Corporation.
The High Council is made up of 5 elected Citizens.
The High Council selects a First Councillor from amongst to act as chairperson.
Elections will be held no longer then every 12 months, and may be held more frequently.
There is no limit to the number of terms in office held by any High Councillor.
The High Council is the executive of the PRM, charged with making day-to-day decisions for the running of the PRM, handling diplomatic relations with foreign powers and upholding the law and the constitution.
The High Council is the last point of appeal. In such cases, the High Council’s decision is final and binding.
The High Council may appoint experts to perform certain tasks or fulfil certain roles (such as War Leader) on an as-need basis, either temporarily or permanently. The High Council may modify or rescind these appointments as required.
The High Council may declare war on behalf of the PRM but only with the full approval of the Council of Elders.
Disputes between PRM members shall be resolved through the High Council and not through wars.
Member Tribes, Organisations and Corporations have the right to engage in Concord sanctioned wars against non-members without the consent of the High Council or the Council of Elders, however PRM resources and forces may not be used without such consent. Such wars are not binding upon the PRM.
The High Council may call upon a member to terminate a war if it is in the greater interests of the PRM to do so.