Codex of Adammic Law

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The Codex of Adammic Law is the official compilation and codification of all active legislation in the Empire of Adammia. It is compiled and published by the Office of State.

The Office of State was charged with creating the Codex by Imperial Decree XXIII, issued on 30 March 2014. The first edition was regularly updated until May 2015, when it was abandoned due to time constraints. The second edition was published on 19 July 2019. Since then it has been re-published annually, integrating the legislation passed by the most recent term of Parliament, with the most recent, third edition, being published on 24 September 2020.

The sources of the Codex are the Supreme Directive, Imperial Decrees and Acts of Parliament (formerly known as Acts of Council). It does not include legislation which appointed officials, claimed territory or made other such "one-off" actions. It presents legislation as amended by subsequent legislation, and does not include repealed legislation. It is intended to form a more easily-readable presentation of Adammic law, reflecting its current status and organised by topic, allowing for easier analysis of Adammic law. However, it disclaims that the original legislation, rather than the Codex, is what is ultimately interpreted in a court of law.

The Codex consists of fourteen chapters, which comprise a total of 106 articles.

Structure

  • Chapter I
    • 1. Article
      • a) Section
        • i) Subsection
          • 1. Part

Contents

Chapter I - Sovereignty

  1. Fundamental law
    • a) - b) Promulgation of the Supreme Directive
    • c) - d) Entrenchment and amendment
  2. Extent of sovereignty
  3. Miscellaneous provisions of state
    • a) Full and short name
    • b) Language
    • c) Government system
    • d) Demonym
    • e) Foundation date
  4. Dissolution and successor states
  5. National symbols
    • a) General provisions
    • b) Flag
    • c) National Anthem
    • d) Coat of Arms
    • e) National Sport
    • f) National Animal
    • g) Motto
    • h) Patron Saint
    • i) Civil ensign

Chapter II - Territory

  1. Sovereign territory
    • a) Definition
    • b) Treaties of Annexation
  2. Territorial divisions
    • a) General provisions
    • b) Country of Adammia
    • c) Colonies
    • d) Provinces
    • e) Territories
    • f) Regions
    • g) Subdivisions
  3. Jurisdiction
    • a) Jurisdiction of Supreme Directive
    • b) Jurisdiction of Acts and Decrees
    • c) Application to citizens living abroad
  4. Capital city
  5. Lower subdivisions
    • a) Counties
    • b) - c) Municipalities
    • d) Devolution to subdivisions

Chapter III - Citizenship

  1. Types of citizenship
  2. Full citizenship
  3. Honourary citizenship
  4. Rights of Citizens
  5. Citizenship requirements and registration
    • a) Basic requirements
    • b) - c) Registration requirements and database
    • d) Births
    • e) Deaths
  6. Expiry and termination of citizenship
    • a) Expiry of honourary citizenship
    • b) Downgrade from full to honourary
    • c) Voluntary revocation
  7. Gender rights
  8. Protection of records
  9. Order of precedence

Chapter IV - Founder's Rights

Chapter V - Monarchy

  1. The Monarch's Status
    • a) Head of State
    • b) Primary title
    • c) Full title
    • d) Secondary title
    • e) Exclusion from being Prime Minister
  2. Legislative Powers of the Monarch
  3. Executive Powers of the Monarch
    • a) Titles
    • b) Pardons
    • c) Citizenship
    • d) Office of the Emperor
  4. Abdication
  5. Succession and the Imperial Family
    • a) Succession provisions
    • b) - d) Definition of the Heir
    • e) Heir's title
    • f) Princes and Princesses
    • g) Monarch's parents
    • h) Monarch's spouse
    • i) Unmarried consorts
    • j) Imperial Family
  6. Regency
  7. Emergency situations
  8. Orders of chivalry
  9. Heraldry
  10. Social media
  11. Imperial Standard

Chapter VI - Legislature

  1. Powers and constituent parts
    • a) - c) Name and composition
    • d) - g) Powers
    • h) Ex post facto laws
    • i) Ban on laws which cannot be repealed in future
  2. Ruling Council
    • a) Composition
    • b) Chair and Vice-Chairs
    • c) - e) Meeting requirements
    • f) Meeting procedures
    • g) Voting
    • h) Suspension
  3. Nobility
    • a) General provisions
    • b) Archdukes and Archduchesses
    • c) Dukes and Duchesses
    • d) Nobles of subdivisions
    • e) Counts and Countesses
    • f) Lord Mayors and Lady Mayors
    • g) Barons and Baronesses
    • h) Inheritance
    • i) Titles and styles
  4. Election of Councilors and the Delegate of the Colonies
    • a) Calling of elections
    • b) Eligibility
    • c) Nomination period
    • d) - e) Provisions for uncontested elections
    • f) Polling procedure (instant-runoff voting)
    • g) Counting of ballots
    • h) Delegate of the Colonies
    • i) Dual residency for local election purposes
  5. House of Citizens
    • a) Composition
    • b) Speaker and Deputy Speakers
    • c) - e) Meeting requirements
    • f) Meeting procedures
    • g) Voting
  6. General elections
    • a) Calling of elections
    • b) Nomination and eligibility
    • c) Provisions for uncontested elections
    • d) Polling procedure (D'Hondt method)
    • e) Counting of ballots
    • f) - g) Vacancies
  7. Acts of Parliament
  8. Meeting procedures of the Ruling Council
    • a) - e) Agenda
    • f) - i) Order
    • j) Points
    • k) - o) Motions
    • p) - r) Meeting structure
    • s) Observers
    • t) Records
    • u) Official chambers
  9. Electoral law
    • a) - c) Nomination forms
    • d) Revocation of candidacy
    • e) Duration of polling
    • f) - j) Electoral offences
    • k) Counting officials
    • l) Declaration of results

Chapter VII - Executive and administrative

  1. Office of State
    • a) - b) Responsibilities
    • c) - e) Chancellor
    • f) Codex of Adammic Law
  2. Role of the Imperial Government
    • a) - b) General provisions
    • c) Responsibilities
    • d) Powers and constraints
    • e) - g) Prime Minister
    • h) Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister
    • i) Extraordinary provisions
    • j) Accountability
  3. Structure of the Imperial Government
  4. Cabinet Office
    • a) - b) General provisions
    • c) - d) Cabinet Secretary
  5. Public finance
  6. Defence
    • a) - d) State of War
    • e) - h) Ministry of Defence defence policy
    • i) Military of Adammia
    • j) Grand Marshal
    • k) Service branches
    • l) High Command
    • m) - n) Commissioned officers
    • o) Units and sub-units
    • p) Non-commissioned officers
    • q) Enlisted personnel
    • r) Mobilisation
    • s) Orders and the chain of command
    • t) - u) Military offences
    • v) Summary dismissal and court martial
    • w) Classified information
  7. Military symbols
  8. Law enforcement
    • a) Adammic Police Force
    • b) Responsibilities
    • c) Composition
    • d) - e) General powers
    • f) - i) Search warrants
    • j) - o) Use of minimal force and relationship with macronational law enforcement
  9. Constable elections
  10. States of Emergency
  11. Citizenship and Information
  12. Foreign affairs
  13. National development
  14. Memes

Chapter VIII - Judiciary

  1. Constitutional role
  2. Court system
    • a) Criminal courts
    • b) Civil courts
    • c) Imperial Law
    • d) - e) Legal persons
    • f) - h) Standard of proof
    • i) Discovery
    • j) Case naming formula
    • k) - l) Double jeopardy
  3. Overriding objectives
  4. Grand Court
  5. Appellate Courts
  6. First Instance Courts
  7. Judges
    • a) Definition
    • b) - c) Appointment of judges
    • d) Panels of judges
    • e) - h) General provisions
    • i) Remedies and sentences
    • j) Verdicts
  8. Appeals
  9. Juries
  10. Attorney General
  11. Court Offences
  12. Criminal, civil and constitutional law
  13. General procedure
  14. Service
  15. Orders and verdicts
    • a) - b) Orders
    • c) - d) Staying of orders
    • e) Motions
    • f) Dismissal of cases
    • g) - i) Default verdict
    • j) Ex parte proceedings
  16. Court procedures - criminal
    • a) - b) Indictment
    • c) - d) Initiation of proceedings
    • e) Pleas
    • f) - g) Opening statements
    • h) - j) Cross-examination
    • k) - n) Jury and judge's decisions
    • o) Power of Attorney General to assume responsibility for criminal prosecutions
  17. Court procedures - civil
    • a) - d) Petition for relief
    • e) - g) Defendant's answer
    • h) - i) Initiation of proceedings
    • j) - k) Opening statements
    • l) - n) Cross-examination
    • o) - p) Judge's decision
  18. Hosting of court sessions
  19. Witnesses
  20. Court scribe and records
  21. Definitions
  22. Judicial review
    • a) Actions of the Imperial Government
    • b) Actions of provincial local councils
    • c) Actions of colonial governments
    • d) Review of lower courts by higher courts
    • e) Actions of the Monarchy
    • f) Review of Imperial Decrees and Acts of Parliament
    • g) - h) General provisions
  23. Legal representation
    • a) Appointment of representation
    • b) Corporate representation
    • c) Change of representation
    • d) Privileged communication between clients and representatives

Chapter IX - Local government

  1. Local Councils
    • Composition
    • Powers
    • Accountability
  2. Secession
  3. Colonial governance
    • a) General provisions
    • b) Defence and foreign relations
    • c) Citizenship
    • d) Economics
    • e) Titles
    • f) Infrastructure
    • g) Co-operation

Chapter X - Foreign affairs

  1. Diplomatic recognition
  2. International treaties
  3. Terror organisations
  4. Affiliation with the European Union

Chapter XI - Political parties

  1. Registration
  2. Membership
  3. President
    • a) General provisions
    • b) Responsibilities
  4. Elections

Chapter XII - Company law

  1. Registration
    • a) - b) Companies Register
    • c) Office
    • d) Directors
    • e) Type
  2. Taxation
    • a) Company tax
    • b) Taxable profits
    • c) Annual reports
  3. Imperial Warrant of Appointment

Chapter XIII - Criminal code

  1. Protected items
  2. GDPR compliance
  3. Rebellion
  4. Inchoate offences
    • a) Accessory
    • b) Attempt
    • c) Coercion
    • d) Conspiracy
    • e) Incitement
    • f) Solicitation
  5. Climate emergency
    • a) - e) Ownership of shares in polluting companies
    • f) - g) Import of palm oil
  6. Miscellaneous

Chapter XIV - Civil code

  1. Standards
    • Metric system
  2. Defamation
    • a) - b) General provisions
    • c) Types of defamation (libel and slander, per se and per quod)
    • d) Defences against defamation
  3. Marriage
  4. Land ownership
  5. Employment

First edition

The first edition of the Codex, last updated in 2015, consisted of the following 32 articles, split over five chapters:

  1. General
  2. Fundamental law
  3. Sovereignty
  4. Symbols
  5. Territory
  6. Citizenship
  7. Diplomacy
  8. Monarchy
  9. Nobility
  10. Voting and the Office of State
  11. Delegates and Colonies
  12. Ruling Council
  13. Political parties
  14. National Government
  15. Government agencies and companies
  16. Public finance
  17. Defence
  18. Local government
  19. Colonial government
  20. Judiciary
  21. States of Emergency
  22. National Holidays and Events
  23. State Media
  24. Honours and Orders
  25. Titles and Styles
  26. National Treasures
  27. Sports
  28. Economic system
  29. Companies
  30. Employment
  31. Censorship
  32. Miscellaneous laws