2021 Constitution of Lytera

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Lyteran Constitution of 2021
Created 2 August 2021
Ratified 27 August 2021
Location St. Cavendish, Lytera
Authors Royal Council of Lytera

The Lyteran Constitution of 2021 is the fundamental law of the Kingdom of Lytera, having come into force on 28 August 2021.


The previous system of Royal decrees and Parliamentary laws had no base, and were largely based on Clubhausian and British precedent, such as the precedent of not restoring former monarch Matthew to the throne, all came through this system.

The Royal Council proposed a replacement constitution idea as early as 2020, and with a mandate granted by the 2021 Lyteran general election, the Darjeeling Diarchy and Lyteran Monarchy drafted a constitution that was ratified in person on the 27th.


The 2011 Constitution consists of eleven Articles, each divided into Sections (with some of the Sections further divided into Paragraphs). Article I declares that Lytera has been an independent state since foundation, grants Amelia I the title of “Forebearer of Lytera” and outlines the languages of the Kingdom.

Article II is based on implementation and amendments, whilst Article III outlines citizenship rights and abilities to hold office.

Article IV goes into great detail on the role and powers of the Lyteran Monarchy. The monarch is described as "inviolable and sacred" and that "all sovereignty and political power is derived from and is ultimately held by the Monarch, ruling through supreme autocratic right.", a clearly autocratic move that affirms the monarch's power to intervene in all three branches of government. This article was contested in parliament, but approved by a slim majority, and agreed easily by the council. The Article also re-defines the succession to the throne, and titles in the royal family.

Articles V-VII mostly codified the already existing legislative and executive structure of the Kingdom, with a few changes. For example, Article V redefines elections, whilst Article VI goes into detail on the Prime Minister, expanding it's powers significantly. Article VIII abolishes the old judicial system of a singular court, and is

Article VIII abolishes the old judicial system of a singular court, and is one of the largest practical changes enforced. Crimes are divided as summary offences, second-class felonies and first class felonies, with the court structure going District (for towns), Provincial (for provinces) and then the Supreme Court as the highest, also outlining the appointment of Judges, trials, appeals, verdicts and punishments.

Article IX outlines the administrative divisions, which remain the same, whilst Article X outlines the nobility system, expanding the peerage system, whilst Article XI serves as a bill of rights.


The official signing took place in person at Victoria Embankment gardens, signed by TRM Amelia I, HRH Crown Prince Owen and HRH Princess Ayra in a rather informal ceremony, before the trio proceeded to celebrate with Victoria sponge cake. As such, the meeting has been referred to informally as the "Victoria Accords" or "Embankment Accords".


Whilst a majority of parties and people supported it, vocal criticism came from members of the Social Democrats who claimed it was too emboldening of the monarchy, equating the powers given as being comparable to the Tsar of Russia. However, after guaranteeing restraint and a system to declare a monarch unfit to rule, they relented.