The following represents the first four parts of the Provisional Constitution, being the Preamble, Statement of Rights, Proscriptions and Responsibilities, The Renunciuation of War and The Office of Emperor.


The Constitution of the Empire of Atlantium



Be it known that we, the Atlantian people, accepting allegiance to no higher authority and united by common purpose hereby freely constitute ourselves as a secular Imperial commonwealth of Sovereign Citizens, to be hereafter known as the Empire of Atlantium.

We hold as truth the essential genetic equality of all peoples, whose political unity we advocate, and we strive to equitably afford each Citizen of our Imperium the means and the opportunity to fully realise their potential.

We formalise hereunder the precepts by which we conjointly agree to define our governance, and pledge ourselves and our successors to this Constitution.


Chapter I

Statement of Rights, Proscriptions and Responsibilities


Article I
All Citizens have the right to life, liberty and personal security.

Article II
All Citizens have the right to equality in law, irrespective of age, race, sex, sexuality or disability.

Article III
All Citizens have the right to freedom of belief and of expression.

Article IV
All Citizens have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article V
All Citizens have the right to freedom of movement and residence.

Article VI
All Citizens have the right to personal property.

Article VII
All Citizens have the right of equal access to public services.

Article VIII
All Citizens have the right to nominate for public office.

Article IX
All Citizens have the right to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of their rights and obligations and of any criminal charge brought against them.

Article X
All Citizens have the right to freedom of choice in all respects that pertain to their physical person, including the right to pregnancy termination and the right to assisted suicide.


Article XI
No Citizen may be executed by the State or its instrumentalities.

Article XII
No Citizen may be held in a state of slavery or enforced servitude.

Article XIII
No Citizen may be subjected to torture or to physical violence.

Article XIV
No Citizen may be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article XV
No Citizen may be arbitrarily deprived of their property.


Article XVI
All Citizens have the responsibility to pay taxation in support of the State and its instrumentalities.

Article XVII
All Citizens have the responsibility to vote in elections for the Legislative Branch of Government.

Article XVIII
All Citizens have the responsibility not to impinge upon the rights of fellow Citizens, in the free exercise of their rights.


Chapter II

Renunciation of War

Article XIX
Aspiring to an international peace based on justice, order, mutual respect and positive engagement, the Empire of Atlantium renounces its Sovereign Right to the use of all forms of external aggression, threat or force, including the maintenance of permanent State military institutions.


Chapter III

The Office of Emperor

Article XX
The Sovereign Head of State of the Empire of Atlantium is the Emperor, who is the First Among Equals.

Article XXI
The Emperor is the personification of the State and of the unity of the people, deriving his or her Office and Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Authority from the Citizens of the Empire in whom resides Sovereignty.

Article XXII
The Emperor reigns, but rules only indirectly as a permanent, moderative member of the Executive Government.

Imperial Succession

Article XXIII
The Emperor is elected to Office, reigning for life, or until voluntary abdication or removal due to legally and medically certified permanent incapacitation.

Article XXIV
The Emperor may be removed from Office only by means of a seventy five or greater percentage vote of a special joint sitting of the Imperial Senate, convened within five days of the receipt by the First Consul of formal legal and medical certification of the Emperor's permanent incapacitation.

Article XXV
Within ten days of the abdication, legally and medically certified permanent incapacitation or death of a reigning Emperor, the members of the Imperial Nobility, convening as the Imperial Electoral Convocation will nominate, by means of one or more secret ballots, a successor from amongst their number.

Article XXVI
Subsequent to nomination by the Imperial Electoral Convocation, the Emperor-elect must have his or her position ratified by not less than 75% of the membership of the Imperial Senate sitting in joint session, within two days of being so nominated. In the event that Senatorial ratification fails the process of nomination and ratification will be continued as detailed within this Constitution until such time as a candidate acceptable to both the Imperial Electoral Convocation and the Imperial Senate is confirmed as Emperor.


Article XXVII
The Emperor appoints the First Consul and the Ministers of State as designated by the Concilium.

Article XXVIII
The Emperor directly appoints two thirds of the membership of the Senatus.

Article XXIX
The Emperor directly appoints the First Senator.

Article XXX
The Emperor appoints the Magister Aequitas as designated by the Concilium.

Article XXXI
The Emperor directly appoints eminent Citizens to membership of the Imperial Nobility.

Article XXXII
The Emperor directly, or as designated by the Executive Government, awards Imperial Honours.


Article XXXIII
The Emperor performs the following acts in matters of State on behalf of the Citizens of the Empire:

Exercise of the Moderative Power of Veto, as provided for by law.

Promulgation of Amendments to the Constitution, laws, Executive Government Edicts and treaties.

Convocation and dissolution of the Imperial Senate.

Proclamation of general elections for members of the Concilium.

Attestation of the appointment and dismissal of Ministers of State and other officials as provided for by law, and of full authorities and credentials of diplomatic representatives and Ministers of State.

Attestation of general and special amnesty, commutation of punishment, reprieve, and restoration of rights.

Attestation of instruments of ratification and other diplomatic documents as provided for by law.

Receiving external diplomatic and governmental representatives.

Performance of ceremonial functions, including the conduct of Noble investitures and the award of Imperial Honours.

Rule of Law for the Emperor

Article XXXIV
The Emperor may perform only such acts in matters of State as are provided for in this Constitution.

Article XXXV
The Emperor may delegate at his or her discretion, the performance of his or her functions in matters of State as may be provided by law.

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