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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE KINGDOM OF COLONIA INVOKING THE GRACE AND POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY, IN WHOSE HANDS REST THE DESTINY OF  MEN AND NATIONS, AND BY VIRTUE AND IN THE LEGITIMATE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHTS AND  PROROGATIVES OF POSSESSION, DOMINIONAND SOVEREIGNTY ACQUIRED THROUGH DISCOVERY  AND OCCUPATION, OF THE FORMER FREE TERRITORY OF FREEDOM LAND WHICH HAS NOW BEEN  RENAMED COLONIA WITH THE STATUS OF KINGDOM FROM THE FOURTH OF AUGUST NINETEEN  HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR. THIS CONSTITUTION CREATES AND ESTABLISHES THE  SOVEREIGN GOVERNMENT FOR THE WHOLE ARCHIPELAGO OF THE KINGDOM OF COLONIA DE  FACTO IN NATURE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE GENERAL WELFARE AND THE IDEALS OF LIBERTY  JUSTICE AND PEACE IN THE GREAT SOCIETY OF NATIONS.  ARTICLE I THE NATIONAL TERRITORY The National Territory comprises of all the islands, islets, isles, atolls, banks, reefs, shoals, fishing grounds  and waters, more particularly bounded as follows:   Point A - Lat. 110 50'N Long. 1140 10'E Lat. Point B - Lat. 110 50'N Long. 1180 00'E Point C - Lat. 100 30'N Long. 1180 00'E Point D - Lat. 70 40'N Long. 1160 00'E Point E - Lat. 80 40'N Long. 1130 00'E Point F - Lat. 80 35'N Long. 1100 50'E Distances between Points: A - B - 226 miles, bearing 090 deg. B - C -   76 miles, bearing 180 deg. C - D - 206 miles, bearing 215 deg. D - E - 117 miles, bearing 270 deg. E - F -   88 miles, bearing 307 deg. F - A - 240 miles, bearing 035 deg. Embracing a total area of SIXTY·FOUR·THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX (64,976)  SQUARE NAUTICAL MI LES, more or less."  And all other territories belonging to the Kingdom of Colonia by historic or legal title including the territorial  sea, the air space, the sea bed, and other submarine areas over which this Kingdom has Sovereignty or  jurisdiction. ARTICLE II Section I.  Colonia is a Kingdom. Sovereignty resides in the King and all government authority  emanates from him for and on behalf of the people. Section II.  Colonia renounces war completely and adopts International Neutrality as its policy together  with the accepted principles of International Law as the law of the Country.  Section III.  In the exercise of sovereignty the King and Government of Colonia shall be guided by the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights as embodied in the Charter of the United Nations. Section IV.  The defence of the State is a first duty of the King. Government and people and in fulfilment  of this duty all citizens may be required to render personal military service.  Section V.  The State shall establish and maintain social services in the field of health, housing, social  security and employment to guarantee a good standard of living for all of the people.  ARTICLE III CITIZENSHIP The following are citizens of the Kingdom of Colonia:·  i. Those who are citizens of Colonia at the time of the adoption of this Constitution.  ii. Those born in Colonia or in the same territory previously called Freedomland.  iii. Those whose mothers or fathers; are citizens of Colonia. iv.  Those who were granted citizenship in the Principality or Free Territory of  Freedomland since 15th May 1956.  v.  Those who are granted citizenship in accordance with law.  ARTICLE IV BILL OF RIGHTS i. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law nor shall  any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.  ii. The laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain as enacted till the year nineteen hundred  and forty four are hereby incorporated as the law of the land subject only to repeal by the  King and his Government.  iii. Free access to any court in the land is the right of every person.  iv.  All forms of taxation are herewith stated to be illegal.  ARTICLE V. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF CITIZENS The duty of every citizen is to give allegiance and be loyal to his King and Country and to honour the Colonian  flag, to defend the State, contribute to its development, uphold the Constitution and obey the law.  ARTICLE VI THE KING Sec. I.   The Principal organ of the Government of the Kingdom of Colonia shall be the Head of State  otherwise known as the King of Colonia and President of the Supreme Council of State  acting on behalf of his subjects. Sec. II.  The King shall appoint all members of the Supreme Council, Ministers and Commissioned  Officers in the Security Forces.  Sec. III. The King only may grant titles by letterai patente, orders and awards for meritorious conduct.  Sec. IV.  The King shall be Supreme Commander in Chief of all the Security Forces of Colonia.  Sec. V.  The King's successor must come from the Blood Royal that is of the House of Mariveles in  direct line. Should the Successor be less than twenty·five years old: The Supreme Council  will authorise the Secretary General to act as Regent in the place of the Successor until he  or she attains the age of twenty·five years.  ARTICLE VII SUPREME COUNCIL OF STATE The King will be advised on all maters by a Supreme Council of State to be composed of at least five (5)  permanent Members as established and constituted by virtue of Agreements and Appointments made by the  former Head of State, Tomas Cloma, and the former Supreme Council of both the Principality of Freedomland  and the Free Territory of Freedomland, which has been elevated and renamed Kingdom of Colonia prior to  the accession to the throne of our present King.  Functions and Powers Section I.           The primary responsibility of the Council shall be to administer the Government.  Section II.  The Supreme Council may establish and designate as such, institutions of the  KINGDOM in addition to those specified in Article V of this Amendment, for the  achievement of the objectives of the KINGDOM.  Section III.  The Supreme Council will issue directions of a general or special character as to  the policy to be pursued by the Institutions of the KINGDOM for the achievement of  the objectives of the KINGDOM, and effect shall be given to any such direction.  Section IV.   The Council shall take decisions for the purpose of establishing the financial  arrangements necessary for meeting the expenses of the KINGDOM, on behalf of  the KING who shall be the final authority on questions arising in relation to the  financial affairs of the KINGDOM.  Section V.   The Council may regulate its own procedures and may decide to admit at its  deliberations observers, representatives of states or other entities. Section VI.  The Council may consult with entities and other organisations within the region and  for this purpose may establish such machinery as it deems necessary as permitted  by the KING.  The members of the Supreme Council on assuming office shall take the following oath: - I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the Kingdom of Colonia; that I will bear  true faith and allegiance to His Majesty The King at all times and under all circumstances; that I will at all  times obey the legal orders of the legal authorities; that I will execute its laws, do justice to every man and  consecrate myself to the nation. I take this obligation freely and without any mental reservation or purpose of  evasion. SO HELP ME GOD. (In case of affirmation, the last sentence will be omitted).  ARTICLE VIII INSTITUTIONS OF THE KINGDOM Institutions of the Kingdom shall be: a.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs;  b.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Justice; c.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Finance (Company Law);    d.    The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Internal Affair: and general day to day  government of the islands Amboyna, Mariveles, Commodore and Alicia Annie and all other  territories; e.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Agriculture and Fisheries; f.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Postal Matters and Communications; g.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for Mines, Natural Resources and Labour;       h.   The Standing Committee and Minister responsible for any other institution that may be  established and designated as such by the Council in accordance with Article VII.  ARTICLE IX THE KINGDOM SECRETARIAT I.   The KINGDOM SECRETARIAT (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretariat") shall be the principal  administrative organ of the KINGDOM. The headquarters of the Secretariat shall be located at the  seat of government of the KINGDOM, namely the island of Amboyna, without prejudice to the right of  the KING to transfer its seat of government to such place as he may deem convenient and  appropriate. II.   The Secretariat shall comprise of a Secretary General and such staff as the Council may require. The  Secretary-General shall be appointed by the King for a term not exceeding ten (l0) years and may be  reappointed by the KING. He/She shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Council and may  also hold any other ministerial post. III.   The Secretary General shall act in that capacity in all meetings of the Council, if the latter so  requires, and of the Institutions of the KINGDOM. The Secretary General shall make an annual report  to the Council on the work of the Institutions and of the KINGDOM.  Functions of the Secretariat The Functions of the Secretariat shall be as follows: i. To service meetings of the Council and of the Institutions or Standing Committees of the  KINGDOM.  ii. To take appropriate follow-up actions and decisions made at such meetings, and advise the  King accordingly.  iii. To initiate, arrange and carry out studies on questions and matters relating to the  achievements of the objectives of the KINGDOM.  iv.  To undertake any other duties which may be assigned to it by the Council or any of the  Institutions or Standing Committees of the KINGDOM.  ARTICLE X THE JUDICIARY Sec. I  The judicial power shall be vested in one Supreme Court and such inferior Courts as may be  established by law. Sec. II (a)  The Supreme Court shall be composed of three members, one Chief Justice and two  associate Justices. It may sit en banc or in two divisions.  Sec. II (b)   All cases involving the constitutionality of a treaty or law shall be heard by the Supreme  Court en banc.  Sec. II (c)         All Courts of Appeal shall be composed of 3 members of the Supreme Court.  Sec. III  Rules concerning pleading, practice and procedure in all courts and the admission to the  practice of law as observed and followed in the United Kingdom of Great Britain prior to  1945 (nineteen hundred and forty five) are hereby made applicable in Colonia unless  otherwise repealed, modified and amended by applicable Colonian laws, rules and  regulations. Sec. IV        Every decision of a court shall clearly and distinctly state the facts and law upon which it is                               Baised.          ARTICLE XI GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. I  The Flag of Colonia shall be a white diagonal cross on a red and blue back ground  surmounted in the centre with the crown of the Royal House as honoured by the people and  recognized by law.  Sec. II   The Great Seal of the Kingdom of Colonia consists of a circular design on which is inscribed  the coat of arms of Colonia. This is a shield bearing in the lower portion a replica of the Flag  and in the upper portion, divided into three sections, a sailing ship, a palm tree and three  fishes, all representing this Kingdom of Islands. Above the shield is inscribed Kingdom of  Colonia surmounted by the Royal Crown supported by two Sea Falcons.  Sec. III   The Security Forces of Colonia shall include a citizen army composed of all citizens of  Colonia who shall undergo military training as provided by law.....  Sec. IV         The State shall maintain full employment for all of its resident citizens.  Sec. V        The State shall provide free education for all children to the age of sixteen years.  Sec. VI  The official language shall be English other accepted languages shall be Arabic, Chinese  and Malay.  Sec. VII         All citizens shall take an Oath to support and defend the Constitution.  Sec. VIII   All mass media and telecommunications shall be controlled by the State but any form of  censorship is herewith declared illegal. Sec. IX   The Supreme Council shall establish a central monetary authority which shall provide policy  direction in the areas of money, banking and credit. It shall have supervisory authority over  all banks, finance companies and other institutions as may be provided by law. Sec X   All land on all the Islands of Colonia is owed by the State. The State may grant leases to  Corporations over any land or sea area not exceeding 80 (eighty) years.  Sec. XI   All mineral and fishing rights within the National Territory of Colonia are the property of the  State.  Sec. XII   The notices to the world, provisions, proclamations and declarations embodied in a Notice to the World dated May 15th 1956 by the Free Territory of Freedomland, the Declaration of  Status of the Free Territory of Freedomland dated 3rd June 1956, the Instrument of  Notification of July 6th 1956 and the Proclamation dated July 6th 1956 both of the Free  Territory of Freedomland (one of the former names of this Kingdom) are hereby made part  of this Constitution as if such provisions were expressly inserted herein. Sec. XIII   The unit of monetary value in the Kingdom shall be the Colonian Dollar equal in value to the  United States of America Dollar and divided into 100 cents. The United States of America  Dollar shall also be accepted as legal tender within the Kingdom of Colonia. Sec. XIV        The Kingdom may enter into agreements with States and International organizations.  ARTICLE XII REGISTRATION This Constitution shall be registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations.  In witness whereof His Majesty the King of Colonia on behalf of his people has caused the Great Seal of  Colonia to be affixed hereto and has signed and set his seal on this 25th day of October 1974, Amboyna,  Colonia. JOHN THE FIRST  Prince of Mariveles  and Amboyna and by the  Grace of God King of Colonia.  By the KING :  SECRETARY GENERAL  SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 
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