The Foreign Affairs Act of 2005 was passed by the 2nd Imperial Parliament on March 6th, 2006. It was granted Imperial Assent on the same day.
- OUI - Jacques de Beaufort, Pete James, Jean Michel Leclerc, Matthieu Poitiers, Joshua Jackson.
- ABSTAIN - N/A
- NON - N/A
Article 1 – Name. Edit
1. This act shall come to be known officially as the “Foreign Affairs Reform Act”.
2. This act shall replace the Foreign Affairs Act of 2005.
Article 2 – Recognition. Edit
3. A foreign nation may be officially recognized by the Empire of the Alexandrians provided that it has been around for three (3) months and active. The Emperor, on advice of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, may make exceptions to this rule.
4. The Cabinet determines by a majority vote whether the Empire of the Alexandrians shall officially recognize a nation. This must be followed by a Declaration of Recognition to be published in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Article 3 – Treaties. Edit
5. Treaties involving any change to Alexandria’s national sovereignty must be presented to the people of Alexandria in a national referendum only after the Imperial Parliament has passed it.
Article 4 – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Edit
6. The Minister of Foreign Affairs may appoint a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Deputy Minister may take charge of the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs should the Minister go on a Leave of Absence, resign or be incapacitated.
Article 5 – Ambassadorial Code of Conduct. Edit
7. Alexandrian Ambassadors and Diplomatic Envoys should always observe a common code of conduct to ensure that the Empire of the Alexandrians is properly represented.
8. Alexandrian Ambassadors and Diplomatic Envoys must always present proper accreditation documents to the nation they are envoys to.
9. The Minister of Foreign Affairs drafts this code of conduct and must publish it in the forums of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Changes to the code must be notified to all diplomatic employees immediately.
10. Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in a fine of 50 écus and/or dismissal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Article 6 – Imperial Assent. Edit
11. This act shall become law once it receives Imperial Assent.