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Amended UL-004 Criminal Code Act

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A Motion

To enact into law the “Criminal Code Act”

Proposed by Glacosia​



NOTING the current lack of a criminal code;

REALIZING that such a code is necessary for the function and protection of a region;

THE FOLLOWING IS ESTABLISHED AS LAW:



Section 1: Definitions
  1. Offences are defined as individual instances of the same crime committed by the same player or several players.
  2. A government office is defined as any position or status conferred under the provisions of the constitution.
  3. Infrastructural Privileges or infrastructure and services is defined as the use of Discord channels and the UDS forums.
  4. Allied Regions are defined as regions with whom the Union of Democratic States (“UDS”) has embassies, consulates, and/or treaties.

Section 2: Classes of Crime
  1. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a “High Crime” shall be subject to punishment which may include
    1. Permanent banishment from the region, or temporary banishment for as long as appropriate,
    2. Permanent removal from all infrastructure and services of the region, excepting that which is necessary to litigate an appeal,
    3. Prohibition from holding any government positions in the future,
    4. All punishments available for a Felony or Misdemeanor conviction.
  2. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a Felony shall be subject to punishment which may include:
    1. Temporary banishment from the region for no more than 60 days,
    2. Temporary removal from infrastructure and services of the region, excepting that which is necessary to litigate an appeal, for no more than 60 days,
    3. The removal of their participation rights in the Legislature for no more than 60 days,
    4. Removal from government positions,
    5. Temporary prohibition from holding specific government positions for no more than 120 days,
    6. All punishments available for a Misdemeanor conviction.
  3. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a Misdemeanor shall be subject to punishment which may include:
    1. Temporary restriction of usage of specific infrastructural privileges for no more than 14 days.
    2. The removal of their participation in the Legislature for no more than 14 days,
    3. Restriction of access from recreational activities sponsored by the Government for no more than 14 days,
    4. An official censure by the Court.

Section 3: Crimes
  1. A person is guilty of Treason when they: release confidential information to an entity who can use said information to harm the Union; sabotage any government-sanctioned operation; or harm the Union in any other way for the benefit of themselves or an external power. Treason is classified as a High Crime
  2. A person is guilty of Electoral Fraud when they disclose the votes of individuals when doing so is not strictly necessary for the administration of the election, or intentionally submit multiple ballots or falsified ballots. Electoral Fraud is classified as a High Crime.
  3. A person is guilty of Military Aggression when they have coordinated or participated in the use of the NationStates World Assembly endorsement or influence mechanics to destabilize allied regions. Military Aggression is classified as a High Crime.
  4. A person is guilty of Sedition when they have incited others to commit crimes classified as High Crimes or Felonies by this act. Sedition is classified as a High Crime.
  5. A person is guilty of Malfeasance in Office when they exceed, abuse, or neglect the powers or duties assigned to their office. Malfeasance in Office is classified as a Felony. A repeated offence of Malfeasance in Office is classified as a High Crime.
  6. A person is guilty of Endorsement Manipulation when they have intentionally taken control of the World Assembly Delegacy without the proper authorization of the Chancellery, or intentionally violated a reasonable endorsement cap as established by the Delegate or further law. Endorsement Manipulation is classified as a Felony. A repeated offence of Endorsement Manipulation is classified as a High Crime.
  7. A person is guilty of Coercion when they have used the threat of political harm to induce another person to act against their own interests. Coercion is classified as a Felony.
  8. A person is guilty of Perjury when they have given false testimony under oath. Perjury is classified as a Felony.
  9. A person is guilty of Fraud when they have spread lies or otherwise deliberately misleading information, claims, or statements, or misrepresented their identity for their own or another’s gain. Fraud is classified as a Felony.
  10. A person is guilty of Electoral Misbehavior when they have, in the course of a campaign for elected office in the Union of Democratic States, campaigned outside of the appropriate channels on the Nationstates Platform, as defined by the Office of the Chancellor or further law. Electoral Misbehavior is classified as a Misdemeanor.
  11. A person is guilty of Espionage when they: engage in intelligence gathering within or against a region with which the Union has an established treaty or alliance with; or divulge information found on Union infrastructural privileges to foreign powers that would not reasonably be expected to obtain such information without consent. Espionage is classified as a High Crime.
 

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The original text of the Criminal Code Act unamended.
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A Motion

To enact into law the “Criminal Code Act”

Proposed by Glacosia​



NOTING the current lack of a criminal code;

REALIZING that such a code is necessary for the function and protection of a region;

THE FOLLOWING IS ESTABLISHED AS LAW:



Section 1: Definitions
  1. Offences are defined as individual instances of the same crime committed by the same player or several players.
  2. A government office is defined as any position or status conferred under the provisions of the constitution.
  3. Infrastructural Privileges or infrastructure and services is defined as the use of Discord channels and the UDS forums.
  4. Allied Regions are defined as regions with whom the Union of Democratic States (“UDS”) has embassies, consulates, and/or treaties.
Section 2: Classes of Crime
  1. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a “High Crime” shall be subject to punishment which may include
    1. Permanent banishment from the region, or temporary banishment for as long as appropriate,
    2. Permanent removal from all infrastructure and services of the region, excepting that which is necessary to litigate an appeal,
    3. Prohibition from holding any government positions in the future,
    4. All punishments available for a Felony or Misdemeanor conviction.
  2. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a Felony shall be subject to punishment which may include:
    1. Temporary banishment from the region for no more than 60 days,
    2. Temporary removal from infrastructure and services of the region, excepting that which is necessary to litigate an appeal, for no more than 60 days,
    3. The removal of their participation rights in the Legislature for no more than 60 days,
    4. Removal from government positions,
    5. Temporary prohibition from holding specific government positions for no more than 120 days,
    6. All punishments available for a Misdemeanor conviction.
  3. A person found guilty of a crime classified as a Misdemeanor shall be subject to punishment which may include:
    1. Temporary restriction of usage of specific infrastructural privileges for no more than 14 days.
    2. The removal of their participation in the Legislature for no more than 14 days,
    3. Restriction of access from recreational activities sponsored by the Government for no more than 14 days,
    4. An official censure by the Court.
Section 3: Crimes
  1. A person is guilty of Treason when they: release confidential information to an entity who can use said information to harm the Union; sabotage any government-sanctioned operation; or harm the Union in any other way for the benefit of themselves or an external power. Treason is classified as a High Crime
  2. A person is guilty of Electoral Fraud when they disclose the votes of individuals when doing so is not strictly necessary for the administration of the election, or intentionally submit multiple ballots or falsified ballots. Electoral Fraud is classified as a High Crime.
  3. A person is guilty of Military Aggression when they have coordinated or participated in the use of the NationStates World Assembly endorsement or influence mechanics to destabilize allied regions. Military Aggression is classified as a High Crime.
  4. A person is guilty of Sedition when they have incited others to commit crimes classified as High Crimes or Felonies by this act. Sedition is classified as a High Crime.
  5. A person is guilty of Malfeasance in Office when they exceed, abuse, or neglect the powers or duties assigned to their office. Malfeasance in Office is classified as a Felony. A repeated offence of Malfeasance in Office is classified as a High Crime.
  6. A person is guilty of Endorsement Manipulation when they have intentionally taken control of the World Assembly Delegacy without the proper authorization of the Chancellery, or intentionally violated a reasonable endorsement cap as established by the Delegate or further law. Endorsement Manipulation is classified as a Felony. A repeated offence of Endorsement Manipulation is classified as a High Crime.
  7. A person is guilty of Coercion when they have used the threat of political harm to induce another person to act against their own interests. Coercion is classified as a Felony.
  8. A person is guilty of Perjury when they have given false testimony under oath. Perjury is classified as a Felony.
  9. A person is guilty of Fraud when they have spread lies or otherwise deliberately misleading information, claims, or statements, or misrepresented their identity for their own or another’s gain. Fraud is classified as a Felony.
  10. A person is guilty of Electoral Misbehavior when they have, in the course of a campaign for elected office in the Union of Democratic States, campaigned outside of the appropriate channels on the Nationstates Platform, as defined by the Office of the Chancellor or further law. Electoral Misbehavior is classified as a Misdemeanor.
 

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A Motion

To amend UL-004

Introduced to the General Assembly of the Union of Democratic States on the 23rd of July 2020

Sponsored by Phoenix Coalition; Co-Sponsored by Dome Artan​



RECOGNIZING that an explicit definition of espionage is not present in the Criminal Code Act;

BELIEVING this limits the Executive and Judicial branches in properly protecting the Union and its Citizens from harmful information gathering and sharing;

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Republica Accord Section 4.c requires making espionage a crime,

HEREBY AMENDS UL-004:

Section 1: Provisions

1. The following shall be appended to Section 3 as a new eleventh clause: “A person is guilty of Espionage when they: engage in intelligence gathering within or against a region with which the Union has an established treaty or alliance with; or divulge information found on Union infrastructural privileges to foreign powers that would not reasonably be expected to obtain such information without consent. Espionage is classified as a High Crime.”
 
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