The Basic Law of West Who

06/03/2015 18:32

The Basic Law of West Who

GOVERNMENT

West Who citizens shall elect a President, Vice President, Congress and Supreme Court.  The President and Vice President shall serve a one year term of office.

No more than 50 Congress members shall be elected to a two year term of office.

Five Supreme Court Justices shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by a national vote of the citizens of West Who.  One of the five is appointed by the President to be the Chief Justice.

Elected offices also include the governors of the various proviences of West Who and the Mayor of Whoville, our capital city.

The President may appoint citizens to the above positions temporarily, but those individuals must be confirmed by a national vote.

 

CITIZENSHIP

The Minister of Immigration approves and grants citizenship to those people wishing to become part of West Who.  The Department of Citizen Affairs is required to keep copies of all citizenship papers.

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Treasury Department is responsible for printing West Who currency, stamps, passports, stationery, and other official documents.  The Secretary of the Treasury is appointed by the President.

 

The Ministry of Finance, a branch of the Treasury Department, is responsible for the budget, collection of taxes, overseeing public expenditures and payments and managing Customs.

POLICE

West Who does not have a military service.  Citizens are allowed to own weapons.  The National Chief of Police oversees all police activites within the country.  The National Chief of Police is appointed by the President and serves at his discretion.  Citizens of West Who are free to serve in the military services of macro nations, such as the United States.

 

RELIGION

The citizens of West Who are allowed freedom of religion.  The founders of West Who are Catholic but the government is interested in good relations with all religious faiths.  

 

EDUCATION

The Ministry of Education's role is to raise the overall level of educational achievement of West Who citizens. It is not an education provider. That role is met by individual parents in the country. The ministry has several functions, such as, advising the government on educational policy, providing information to citizens about educational practices, providing learning resources, administering government education codes and providing limited funding for educational needs.

 

Although the Education Ministry's main role is raise the level of educational achievement, it is also the mechanism through which the Government implements its education policy for the nation.

 

West Who citizens are encouraged to attend Catholic schools and universities for their educational needs.  Government funds may be spent to assist those under the age of 22 to attend Catholic schools. 

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Diplomatic Relations Act of 2013

Agreements between West Who and other nations will serve to establish good relations that benefit the nation. These agreements will focus on the following:

 

a)        Establish bilateral relations to represent each country to the other

b)        Promote friendly relations

c)         Negotiate treaties or agreements

d)        Develop economic, cultural and scientific relations.

e)        Protect the nationals of each state within respective borders

 

Vienna Convention

While not a signatory to the macro-nation Vienna Convention, West Who does believe

that diplomatic discourse contributes to the development of friendly relations among nations, irrespective of their differing constitutional and social systems.

 

ESTABLISHING AN EMBASSY

Diplomatic Mission Act of 2014

 

The embassy is responsible for representing West Who to other countries and handling major diplomatic issues, such as preserving the rights of our citizens abroad. The ambassador is the highest official in a West Who embassy.  He or she acts as the chief diplomat and spokesperson for the government. Ambassadors are appointed by the President.

 

The embassy is usually located in the capital city of a foreign nation; but it may also be located in provincial or regional cities.

 

A West Who Embassy has special status. Diplomatic spaces remain the territory of the host state, an embassy or consulate represents a sovereign state. International rules do not allow representatives of the host country to enter an embassy without permission and designate an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents.

Structure of the embassy - The ambassador is supported by a deputy chief of mission, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists who perform various mission activities. The staff of the embassy report to the ambassador.

 

Besides issuing visas and assisting West Who citizens abroad, embassy staff interacts with host governments, local business and nongovernmental organizations, the media and educational institutions. 

 

Embassy staff report on political and economic issues that affect relations with or impact West Who. The Ambassador also helps West Who businesses to find partners and customers, and sponsor West Who scientists, scholars, and artists to promote professional, educational and cultural exchanges.

 

WEST WHO SPY AGENCY  W2

W2’s function is to serve and protect the nation, as set out in the Intelligence Services Act of 2013, are to: collect foreign intelligence, not available by other means, which may impact on West Who's interests; distribute that intelligence to the Government; undertake counter-intelligence activities which protect West Who's interests and initiatives; and, engage other intelligence and security services in West Who's national interests.

 

DEFENSE MINISTRY

The Secretary of Defense heads the Defense Ministry.  The Secretary advises the Government on the defense of West Who and its interests.   The Defense Ministry acquires military equipment for the nation.  The Ministry also assesses and oversees the West Who National Police its functions, duties and projects.

 

SUPREME COURT OF WEST WHO

The primary role of the Supreme Court is to settle disputes by interpreting the Basic Law.  The Supreme Court of West Who has the ultimate responsibility for settling disputes and interpreting the meaning of laws. It also determines what national policy will be when it applies law to specific disputes.

 

The Supreme Court has the final say on all legal matters that come to it.  It is the highest court in our system and there is no appeal from its decisions unless future courts reverse past court decisions.  It is the only court that has the final say on Judicial Review -- that is, the “constitutionality” of a law or action relevant to a case under its review.

 

CITIZENSHIP

The Ministry of Citizen Affairs is established to maintain census records and grant citizenship.  West Who citizenship is free and granted at the request of the individual asking to become a citizen.  Children born of West Who citizens are automatically citizens.  Citizenship my be denied by the Ministry of Citizen Affairs.  Citizenship can only be revoked by a judge.