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Treaty of Pleston (Edenopolis-Abelden)
|Edenopolitical-Abeldane Treaty of Mutual Recognition|
Unofficially: The Treaty of Pleston
Abeldane City of Pleston
|Created||5th November, 2016|
|Ratified||5th November, 2016|
|Authors||King Horatio (I) Eden (Edenopolis)|
Emperor Stephen Freayth (Abelden)
|Signers|| Free City-State of Edenopolis|
Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth
|Purpose||Mutual recognition treaty|
The Abeldane-Edenopolitical Treaty of Mutual Recognition (also referred to in Edenopolitical government circles as the Treaty of Pleston), is a treaty of mutual recognition between the Free City-State of Edenopolis and the Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth. It was signed by King Horatio Eden of Edenopolis and Emperor Stephen Freayth in the Abeldane city of Pleston on the fifth of November, 2016.
The treaty does, among other things, bind the two nations into an extradition agreement.
Terms of the treaty
Article I sets out the definition of "Contracting Parties" - the two signatory nations.
Article II.1 sets out that, as soon as the Treaty is passed, it shall hold force of law internationally.
Article II.2 and Article II.3 sets out the recognition provisions; that the two Contracting Parties recognize the sovereignty and independence of each other's nations within their territories.
Article III.1 bars either Contracting Party from performing acts of aggression against the other.
Article III.2 and Article III.3, however, both do not require either party to go to the military aid of the other in case they are threatened and prevents either nation from constructing a military presence in the other's territory, respectively.
Article IV guarantees the prevention of "let or hindrance" of Abeldane citizens attempting to enter Edenopolis, and vice versa, unless they are in possession of a significant criminal record or there is a demonstrable threat to either party's national security.
The Article additionally binds the two nations to secure, as best they can, the free movement of goods throughout each others territory.
Article V gives each treaty party the right to demand the extradition of a native criminal hiding in the other party's territory to their home country for prosecution, while providing the ability for a party to refuse if it appears the extradition is requested for crimes of a political nature.
Article VI sets out that the Treaty is ratified as soon as it satisfies the constitutional requirements of each party, which it did on the 5th of November, 2016.
The Treaty was ratified soon after its drafting on the Edenopolitical side by Royal Edict 2016-11-IV, which "confirmed" the King's signature of the Treaty.
No concerns were raised, and the Treaty was approved for ratification by five votes to zero. The Emperor signed the Treaty later that day, ratifying it on the Abeldane side and passing it into international statute.