Constitution for the Sultanate of Feniz

- Draft, status as of 18. Jan 09 -

Submitted to the Kisqa Centre for International Laws (KCIL)

Part I. The Distribution of Powers

. The People of Feniz is organized in Tribes (in Al'Jumu-Ria) or Starostavas (counties, in Mokra and Sukha). The inhabitants of Fenizabad and Ulnovabad belong to Quarters or Suburbs. Men, unmarried women and children belong to the Tribe Starostava Quarter or Suburb of their father. Married women belong to the Tribe Starostava Quarter or Suburb of their husband.

. Every three years, the adults of each Tribe Starostava Quarter or Suburb gather to elect a Sheikh Starost or Ombda.

. The Tribes are organized in Emirates. The Zebornati tribe and the Fenis tribe as well as Fenizabad and Ulnovabad do not belong to an Emirate but enjoy rights like Emirates.

. Every four years, the Sheikhs and Starosts of an Emirate gather to elect an Emir and the Ombdas of a city gather to elect an Emir Ombda.

. Every five years, the Emirs and Emir Ombdas gather to elect the Sultan.

. The Sheikhs Starosts Ombdas Emirs Emir-Ombdas and the Sultan may be re-elected several times.

. All power over Feniz rests with the Sultan. The power is delegated to, and executed by, an Administrative Body for the whole Sultanate, and, partially, by the Sheikhs Ombdas Emirs and Emir Ombdas. The Sultan may seek advice from the Divan. The government of the Ulnovabad emirate is defined by local law in more detail.

. The Sultan nominates the Grand Vizier and the Kadiasker in accordance with the Emirs. He appoints the Viziers at the suggestion of the Grand Vizier.

. In the time between elections, the Emirs, the Sheikhs and Starosts of an Emirate, the Ombdas of a city and the adults of a Tribe Starostava Suburb or Quarter may gather freely or by order of the repective chiefs to discuss matters of general interest and importance.

. A gathering may endeavour to remove a chief who has failed to do his duty by passing an indictment against him and electing a successor who has to plead the cause before the Kadiasker. Nothing but the sentence of the Kadiasker may remove the accused chief. A sucsessor who fails to win the cause may not be charged for this endeavour.

Part II. The Subjects

. Subject is everybody with at least one Fenizic parent. Subject may become who is born on Fenizic soil. Other persons cannot become Fenizic subjects.

. All subjects are equal. The nobility has no privileges. The civil rights of the subjects are constituent part of this constitution.

. Trials take place before Sheikhs, Ombdas and Starosts, the Emirs, and before the Kadiasker, in Ulnovabad before the Chamber of Judicature only.

. All religions are deemed equally valuable. Religious leaders need confirmation by the Sultan.

Part III. Feniz and the Vexillium Nations

. Feniz is an eternally neutral country. This neutrality means that Feniz will never support a warring nation. This neutrality does not exclude the membership of Feniz in pacts for mutual defence or the conclusion of treaties for military assistance in times of peace.

. The Armed Forces of Feniz only serve for the defence of its neutrality and its interests. They may be assigned to international bodies for mutual defence and peace missions.

. To secure the position of neutrality, Feniz is member of the United Nations of Vexillium (UNV) as well as of the Association for Peace on the Western Hemisphere (APWH) and seeks membership of the Union of Neutral Nations on Vexillium (UNNV).

. Feniz seeks good neigbourhood, and exchange of ambassadors, with all nations.

. While the land borders are well defined, they may be altered by treaty. The maritime borders have to be defined by international convention. Lacking such convention, they will be declared unilaterally.

Part IV. The Economy

. The land, the mineral resources below land and sea, the sea and the fish in the sea belong to the Sultanate.

. Farming and stockbreeding is free. Other land use and building is subject to administrative consent and safety rules.

. The exploitation of any resources needs formal concession by the Administrative Body or the office set up for this purpose.

Part V. Symbols and Honours of the Sultanate

. The colours of Feniz are beige, black, white (silver), and blue. The beige colour represents the sand, the black colour the oil which lies under the sand, white or silver the wealth coming from the oil as well as the surf of the ocean, and blue the ocean and the life-giving water.

. The flags, the Coat of Arms, and the National Anthem are specified by ordinance of the Sultan.

. The Sultan founds orders, public and military titles and ranks of nobility by ordinances, and grants them by decree.


Year AP Chiefs Emirs Sultan

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Ordinance about the Nobility

  1. Nobility originates from office or from ennoblement.
  2. Sheikhs, Emirs and the Sultan are noblemen by election. The civil and military officers are nobleman by appointment. Bearers of an Order are noblemen. Other persons may be ennobled by the Sultan.
  3. The Grand Vizier, the Kadiasker, and the Viziers bear the title of a Pasha.
  4. The Ambassadors, the Generals and Admirals, the Colonels and the Captains Of The High Sea, and the civil officers of comparable ranks bear the title of an Aga.
  5. The offices of the Walis and Beys at the same time constitute their titles.
  6. The titles of a Bey, Sheikh or an Emir may be granted to persons of appropriate social rank and feat. They belong to the lower, medium and upper ranks of the Most Noble Order Of The Sword And Sabre.

Fenizabad, 2 July 300
The Sultan:


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