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Welcome to this wiki for the creation of a World Constitution. It is a collaborative website that anyone can edit. Click the edit button at the top of any page to get started!

PreambleEdit

We the People of the World, in Order to establish Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for ALL people of Earth, for ourselves and for our Posterity, do hereby establish and accept this constitution that shall be binding upon the World Government and all its Constituents.

JurisdictionEdit

The World Government shall govern all aspects of our planet that cannot be governed by national governments. These include:

  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Global Economy
  • World Currency
  • International Airspace
  • International Waters
  • International Trade Rules
  • International Disputes
  • Piracy
  • Space

The following shall be explicitly excluded from World Government governance:

  • Religion
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Art

Pillars of the World GovernmentEdit

  • Legislature

    The legislature shall consist of two houses: The House of States (Upper House) and The House of Peoples (Lower House).

    The House of States shall consist of one representative of each member nation, appointed by the government of that nation. The Consuls of the World Government shall be nominated and elected by the House of States.

    The House of Peoples shall consist of representatives elected directly by the people of each member nation through an electronic vote over the internet. The number of representatives from each member nation shall be proportional to its population as follows:
    Proportional Representation based on Population
 
From To # of Representatives 1,000,000 1
1,000,001 10,000,000 2
10,000,001 100,000,000 3
100,000,000+

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Where the number of representatives of a country is greater than one they should be representative of all people of the country based upon formulae agreed upon by the World Government and the individual country. For example for China the representatives should include Tibetians and Uzbeks, for India the representatives should include Dalits and Muslims, etc.

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the World Government shall be elected from and by the House of People.

  • Executive
  • Judiciary
  • Central Bank
  • Independent Free Press & Media

ExecutiveEdit

SECTION I - FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVEEdit

To implement and uphold the basic system of law as defined in the Constitution and in the codified system of law after approval by the General Assembly.

To implement legislation enacted by the General Assembly.

Consuls shall veto legislation or parts of legislation passed by the General Assembly if it appears necessary, or refer it to the Supreme Court for advice if they believe it may not conform to the constitution.

Consuls shall dissolve the General Assembly, after consultation with and approval from the Executive Council.

To propose and recommend legislation for enactment by the General Assembly.

Consuls shall preside at ceremonial sittings, summon, adjourn and dissolve the General Assembly.

Consuls shall select and remove the heads of various organs, branches, departments, ministries, offices, commissions, institutes, agencies and other parts of the Federal Government, in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution and as specified in measures enacted by the General Assembly.

Consuls shall confer titles, orders and decorations.

Consuls shall grant individual pardons and amnesties.

To define and propose priorities for Federal legislation.


SECTION II - COMPOSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE!

The Executive shall consist of the Consuls, and an Executive Council.



SECTION III - THE CONSULS!

There shall be three Consuls. Each Consul shall be from a different State.

The decisions of the Consuls shall be taken collectively, on the basis of unanimous decisions.

Nominations for Consul shall be made by the General Assembly. The number of nominees shall be five times the number to be elected. None of the nominees shall be members of the General Assembly, and nominees must befrom different States.

From among the nominees submitted by the General Assembly, there shall be elected by popular vote, in a general election a new Consul. Elections for a Consul shall be held under the Alternative Vote method.

Consuls may be removed for cause, either individually or collectively, by an absolute majority vote of the combined membership of the houses of the General Assembly in joint session.

The term of office for a Consul shall be three years, with one being replaced each year. Consuls terms in office shall be unlimited, but no one may serve consecutive terms in office, and must not be reelected sooner than three years after the date when they completed their previous term as a Consul. 

If a Consul is removed for cause, retires or dies before their term is complete, another shall be elected to serve the remainder of their term using the method of election described above. 

SECTION IV - THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

The Executive Council shall be composed of twenty to thirty members. 

All members of the Executive Council shall be Members of the Representative Council.

There shall be no more than two members of the Executive Council from any single State of the Federation. Each member of the Executive Council shall serve as the head of a department, ministry or agency of the Civil Service, and in this capacity shall be designated as Minister of the particular department, ministry or agency. Nominations for members of the Executive Council shall be made by the Consuls. The Consuls shall nominate at least three times the number to be elected.

The Executive Council shall be elected by simple majority vote of the combined membership of the houses of the General Assembly in joint session.

Members of the Executive Council either individually or collectively may be removed for cause by an absolute majority vote of the combined membership of the houses of the General Assembly sitting in joint session.

SECTION V - PROCEDURES OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE

The Consuls shall assign the ministerial positions among the Council members to head the administrative departments, ministries and major agencies of the Civil Service. 

Ministerial positions may be changed at the discretion of the Consuls.

The Consuls, in consultation with the Executive Council, shall prepare and present to the General Assembly near the beginning of each year a proposed program of Federal legislation. The Consuls may propose other legislation during the year.

Each Council Member shall prepare an annual report for the particular department, ministry or agency, to be submitted both to the Consuls and to the General Assembly.

The Consuls and the Executive Council at all times shall be responsible both individually and collectively to the General Assembly.

Vacancies occurring at any time in the Executive Council shall be filled within twenty days by nomination and election in the same manner as specified for filling the offices originally.


SECTION VI - LIMITATIONS ON THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVEEdit

The Federal Executive shall not at any time alter, suspend, abridge, infringe or otherwise violate any provision of this Constitution or any legislation or Federal law enacted or approved by the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.

The Federal Executive may not act contrary to decisions of the Federal Courts.

The Federal Executive shall be bound to faithfully execute all legislation passed by the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.

The Federal Executive may not transcend or contradict the decisions or controls of the General Assembly, the Federal Judiciary or the Provisions of this Constitution by any device of executive order or executive privilege or emergency declaration or decree.



MilitaryEdit

The World Government will have no military. No Army, Navy or Air Force. The World does not face military threats from other worlds and therefore has no reason to maintain a military. It would be inappropriate for the World Government to use force against its own people. This will also preclude any World Government from becoming a dictatorship. The powers invested in the World Government with this Consititution should make direct military force by the World Government unnecessary.

Rights and Obligations of Member NationsEdit

Any nation has the right to join the World Government if:

  1. It succeeds in passing a referendum with over 50% of the vote
  2. It enacts laws accepting the authority of the World Government based upon this Constitution of The World
  3. It enacts laws accepting the jurisdiction of The World Government
  4. It peacefully settles any and all disputes with member states
  5. It peacefully settles any and all disputes with non member states as may be required by the World Government as a condition of joining

All member nations have the following obligations:

  1. All member nations whether democratic or communist, secular or theocratic, have an obligation to provide Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity to all its citizens, including minorities, without prejudice to race, colour, religion, cast, or beliefs
  1. Contribute to the defense of other member states if requested by The World Government
  1. Contribute to policing international waters and international airspace to prevent unlawful activities such as piracy if requested by The World Government
  1. Collect taxes on behalf of The World Government

Any nation has the right to leave the World Government if it succeeds in passing a referendum with over 50% of the vote

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