Micras Treaty Organisation

From MicrasWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Micras Treaty Organisation
Micras Verdragsorganisatie
Flag of MTO
Flag
Emblem of MTO
Emblem
Hymn:
Location of MTO
Headquarters Tymaria City
Official language(s) English
Type Intergovernmental organization
Leaders
 - Secretary-General Primo de Aguilar (Alexandria)
 - Deputy Secretary-General Erwin V.H. (Flanders)
 - Main assembly General Assembly
Establishment 25th December, 2008 (3429 ASC)
Membership 11 member states

(of 28 MCS-nations [1])

National website NA
National forum Forum

The Micras Treaty Organisation (MTO) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation between the nations on Micras. It was originally established as a pro-Shirerithian organisation under the name Small Commonwealth [2] on 25 December 2008 but transformed very quickly into a broader discussion platform between states which were sometimes even enemies.

The MTO is not a merger, monolithic organization, or attempt at creating a micronational bloc. Member nations are not required to recognize or even be on friendly terms with other nation, nor are they required to interact with other member nation if they do not desire to do so.


The Pillar of the Organisation

The Small Commonwealth is an inter-micronational organization comprised of various member nations and numerous treaties. The core treaty is the Treaty of General Membership to the Micras Treaty Organization which established the Organisation and the basics like the office of Secretary-General and the General Assembly. All other components of the MTO are purely optional, and member nations can pick and choose which treaties they choose to sign.

Member nations signing the core treaty relinquish no sovereignty or authority, nor gain any advantages in the MTO other then a seat in the General Assembly.


Languages and symbols

The official language of the MTO is English, as it is the official language of most member states. Dutch played a minor role - with even some of the treaties being translated into it - in the starting period of the organisation but with the demise of Batavia its influence diminished.

The MTO doesn't have any official symbols. In the beginning a tree was used, but eventually - because of its strong connection with Malarbor / Shireroth - it never became widespread.


Principal organs

The Presidium

The organisation's day to day operations are headed and overseen by a Secretary-General, which is a permanent position once appointed by the General Assembly. The Secretary-General also oversees the General Assembly.

There is also a Deputy Secretary-General, who is be vested with the responsibility of assisting the Secretary-General. The Deputy Secretary-General is elected by the General Assembly and has the task to - should the Secretary-General be unavailable or unable to fulfil the duties of the office - exercise the duties of the Secretary-General, until the return of the Secretary-General, or until such time that the Secretary-General is able to resume exercising the duties and powers of his office. The Deputy Secretary may be recalled by a simple majority of the General Assembly.


List of powers of the Secretary-General

The specific powers of the Secretary-General are:

  • declare votes passed or failed,
  • remind representatives of proper procedure,
  • set temporary voting and debate procedures to last in emergencies until cancelled by 1/4 of the Assembly at any time,
  • keep debate relevant to the topic,
  • serve as spokesman for the Micras Treaty Organization but not for its members,
  • command (or officially appoint a commander) official MTO missions,
  • delivering an official MTO Opinion to the greater micronational community,
  • moderate the MTO's online forums


List of Secretary-Generals

The current Secretary-General is Jaime Augustin Joaquin Primo de Aguilar of the Empire of Alexandria (appointed on 30 March 2015 [2].

The current Deputy Secretary-General of the Micras Treaty Organization is Erwin V.H. of the Republic of Flanders (appointed on 2 May 2015 [3]).


General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative assembly. All member nations may send one representative to the General Assembly, which discuss treaties, attempt to arbitrate between member states (which sometimes generates larger problems).


List of powers of the Assembly

The General Assembly has the power to:

  • hold a vote of no confidence and remove the current Secretary-General and elect a new one,
  • to appoint mediators and arbitrators at the request of any member nation,
  • to serve as discussion platform for nations


List of current representatives

List of Treaties

  • Treaty of General Membership to the Micras Treaty Organization
    • Only treaty that has to be signed by member nations. Approval of the seated members is necessary.
  • Small Convention on Forum Based Weapons
    • Natopia, Shireroth, Flanders, Jingdao
  • Small Treaty of Non-Aggression
    • Natopia, Shireroth, Flanders, Jingdao
  • The Small, Rational Mutual Defense Treaty
  • Convention on the Establishment of a Commonwealth Court
  • Micras Intellectual Property Protection Act (MIPPA)
    • Natopia, Shireroth
  • Treaty to Establish the Intermicronational Commission
    • Alexandria, Natopia
  • Convention on the Laws of the Seas
    • Natopia, Shireroth

Membership

Nations wishing to join the organization must be approved by the General Assembly with at least a 1/3rd plurality. If rejected, a nation can reapply in 3 months. Member states can also be expelled from the organization by the General Assembly with a 3/4th (75.0%) majority. This has, however, never happened in the history of the organisation.

Members

Flag Name Capital Population Joined
Alexandria Alexandria Geneva Unavailable  ?
Calbion Calbion Pentyre 3,400,000 August 24, 2015
Flanders Flanders Bruswerpen Unavailable January 9, 2013
Gotzborg Gotzborg Lonenberg Unavailable November 2013
Hamland Hamland New Kirrie Unavailable June 20, 2015
Jingdao Jingdao Epoli 195,080,806 May 26, 2015
Natopia Natopia Lindstrom City Unavailable  ?
Pontus Pontus Thalassapolis 6,700,000 November 12, 2013
Shireroth Shireroth Shirekeep 704,993,369[4] 25 December 2008
Stormark Stormark Haraldsborg Unavailable  ?
Talenore Talenore Talenore Unavailable March 4, 2015

Former Members

Archives


References

  1. ^ As of 18/05/2016 there were 28 nations on the map.
  2. ^ The idea of a Shirithian Commonwealth of Nations existed since 6 October 2008 [1], but the proposed treaty was soon revised for a less Shirerithian-oriented one.