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Convention on the Establishment of a Common Court

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The Convention on the Establishment of a Common Court is an ancillary treaty of the Micras Treaty Organisation. It established the MTO Court.

State Parties

Benacian Union Benacian Union (acceded in 1712)
Cisamarra Cisamarra (acceded 1705)
Eastern Natopia Eastern Natopia (acceded 1709)
Floria Floria (acceded 1705)
Highpass Highpass (acceded 1705)
Hurmu Hurmu (acceded 1705)
Kurum Ash-Sharqia Kurum Ash-Sharqia (acceded 9.III.1706)
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh
Normark Normark (acceded 1705)
Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie (acceded 1695)
New Batavia New Batavia
Sanama Sanama
Shireroth Shireroth
Western Natopia Western Natopia (acceded 1709)

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1.Any State who has signed and ratified the General Membership Treaty and been accepted into the Micras Treaty Organisation, may sign and ratify, in accordance with its own constitutional procedure, the present Convention on the Common Court

2.The Parties to this Convention hereby establish the Common Court (“CC”, “the Court”) as an independent and free court of justice and law.

3.The Court shall have jurisdiction over matters pertaining to international dispute between signatory nations.

4.The Court shall have the power to interpret the Treaties and Conventions of the MTO, subject to the Treaties and Conventions themselves.

5.The Court shall consist of a panel of three jurists independent of the government of the participatory States, elected by the signatory nations of this treaty. The election shall be overseen by the Secretary General of the MTO. The Jurists of the Common Court need not be national representatives.

6. Disputes within a nation about a treaty or convention are dealt with by the concerning nations established court.

7. A signatory nation may grant, through the legal processes of that nation, additional powers to the Common Court, within the Jurisdiction of that signatory nation. The Common Court is not required to hear cases stemming from this clause.

8.This Convention may be amended by a qualified majority of the State Parties exceeding three fourths of the votes cast.

(Amended September 2011)