|OPEN Motto: Seek nothing and you will find everything|
|Founded||Monday, 1st of September 2008|
as of 1 September 2008
- No team color requirement
- No wars when signing up
- Entrance exam on basic Cyber Nations skills
- Immediate access to tech market
- Amend and reject legislation
- Approve all developtment grants, including those overseas
- Approve data-sharing
- Approval of minister nominations
- Approval of treaties
- Ask executive questions on any topic whatsoever (not offensive or personal) during "question time" (Tuesday)
- Budget authority
- Control of the executive
- Elects the ombudsman
- Member of Parliament (MP)
Speaker of the ParliamentEdit
- Presides over the Parliament.
- Moderates debates.
- Makes rulings on procedure.
- Announces the results of votes
- Decides who may speak.
- Discipline members who break the procedures of the Parliament.
- Represents the body in person, as the voice of the body in ceremonial and some other situations.
- In the event of a tie, the speaker is permitted to vote but only according to established conventions.
- Elected from among the members of the Parliament by the members, and ministers are not allowed to be among the selection.
- Has to stand for re-election if he or she wishes to stay.
Leader of the OppositionEdit
- Leader of the largest party not within the government.
- Heads a rival alternative government known as the Shadow Cabinet.
- He or she is normally viewed as an alternative Speaker.
- Is a direct advisor to the President.
- The most senior minister in the executive branch.
Leader of majority party.
- Is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet.
- May take other ministerial posts.
- Is expected, with other ministers, to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature.
- Entitled to certain symbols of office, such as decorations, a presidential seal, coat of arms, flag and other visible accessories.
- Resides in the Open Office forum.
Speaker of the Parliament Edit
- Are members of Parliament with certain functions.
- Ministers should relinquish all government material when ceasing to hold a role.
- Ministers should not make statements to Parliament without prior approval from the President. Any other minister or MP to be mentioned in such a statement should be notified beforehand.
The Seven Principles of Public Life
- Selflessness: ministers should act entirely in the public interest.
- Integrity: no financial obligations should be accepted if they could undermine the minister's position.
- Objectivity: when making appointments, decisions should be based on merit.
- Accountability: all public office-holders are accountable, and should co-operate with all scrutiny procedures.
- Openness: all decisions should be justified, and information should be restricted only when necessary for the public interest.
- Honesty: public office-holders are required, by duty, to be honest in all their dealings and business.
- Leadership: the principles should be supported and upheld by leadership and example.
Structure: Minister, deputy, teachers, recruiters, writers.
Purpose: Manage the intra-alliance affairs.
- Arts and Culture
- Community Development
- Wiki Management Team
Public Information Sport and Recreation
Structure: Minister, deputy and department directors.
Purpose: Make sure the financial situation of all members is healthy and strong, while keeping the alliance cash flow running.
- Technology Market
- Trade Market
Structure: Minister, deputy, military hierarchy.
Purpose: Waging war and keeping peace.
- Intelligence Services
Arms Control Economic Warfare Safety and Security War Information
Structure: Minister, deputy, and diplomats.
Purpose: Manage the inter-alliance affairs.
- Corps Diplomatique
- Diplomatic Treaties
- Right to a fair trial
- Right to a public trial
- Right to a trial within a reasonable time of being charged
- Right to appeal to a higher court
A state official appointed to provide a check on government activity in the interests of the citizen, and to oversee the investigation of complaints of improper government activity against the citizen. If the ombudsman finds a complaint to be substantiated, the problem may get rectified, or an ombudsman report is published making recommendations for change.
- Hears cases and reviews evidence and testimony to determine the facts of the case.
- Decisions of the Open Court can be appealed against to the Court of Appeal.
- Its main authority is to rule on whether or not laws that are challenged are in fact unconstitutional, i.e. whether or not they conflict with constitutionally established rights and freedoms.
- Decisions of the Constitutional Court can be appealed against to the Court of Appeal.
Court of AppealEdit
- Is a court which hears appeals against decisions of the Open Court and Constitutional Court.
- The CoA has the authority to review a decision of other courts, and must find an error on the part of the previous court that justifies changing the verdict.
There is no higher form of appeal.