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Criminal Code Act (September 2018)

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(This post was last modified: 03-06-2019, 09:13 PM by McChimp.)

Quote:
Criminal Code Act (September 2018)
Proposed by: Amerion
Preamble

In order to maintain public law and order, this act codifies criminal actions in Lazarus.

Section 1. Treason

(1) Any person who engages in conduct with the intention of:

a. illegally removing or altering the Mandate, the Government or the Delegate,
b. levying war or preparing to levy war against Lazarus,
c. taking up arms against Lazarene operations conducted in the defence of allied regions
d. taking up arms against Lazarene operations conducted within regions with which we are at war
e. taking up arms against Lazarene operations conducted within allies or protectorates of regions with which we are at war that have been sanctioned by a resolution of the Assembly in accordance with Section 2 Subsection 4 of the Charter of the Lazarene Regional Guard (December 2018)

shall be guilty of treason.

Section 2. Sabotage

(1) Any person who engages in conduct with the intention of significantly disrupting, destroying, or rendering a public infrastructure unusable, shall be guilty of sabotage.

(2) Legitimate actions taken by off-site property administration of the public infrastructure shall not be considered sabotage. The root administrator of the infrastructure in question has the ultimate authority on what constitutes a legitimate action.

Section 3. Espionage

(1) Any person who knowingly communicates information contained in a restricted area of Lazarus, in part or in whole, to a person or entity which does not have access to that restricted area, shall be guilty of espionage.

(2) The individual or government body responsible for a restricted area may sanction the distribution of information to another person or entity. Sharing information whose release has been sanctioned shall not be considered espionage.

Section 4. Bribery

(1) Any person who offers, provides, or agrees to provide a benefit of any kind with the intention of influencing a person in the exercise of that person’s governmental duties, shall be guilty of bribery.

(2) Any person who asks, receives, or agrees to receive a benefit of any kind with the promise that receiving that benefit will influence the exercise of that person’s governmental duties, shall be guilty of bribery.

Section 5. Blackmail

(1) Any person who threatens to, attempts, or uses damaging information against a person in an effort to force them to take, or to refrain from, certain actions, shall be guilty of blackmail.

(2) Any person who threatens to, attempts, or uses real-life information against a person, shall be addressed as an out-of-character administrative matter.

Section 6. Fraud

(1) Any person who knowingly or recklessly makes a false statement of material fact, shall be guilty of fraud.

Section 7. Inter-regionally Prohibited Act

(1) Any person who engages in conduct expressly prohibited in a treaty or convention of which Lazarus is party to, shall be guilty of an inter-regionally prohibited act.

Section 8. Contempt of Court

(1) Any person who intimidates or insults a person during a sitting of the Court, intentionally interrupts the proceedings of the Court, or disobeys a direction of the Court shall be guilty of contempt of court.

Section 9. Vexatious Behaviour

(1) Any person who instigates or pursues judicial proceedings without reasonable ground, or engages in conduct which is an abuse of judicial proceedings, shall be guilty of vexatious behaviour.

Section 10. Misconduct

(1) Any person who engages in conduct which knowingly or recklessly violates the person’s citizenship oath, oath taken before the Court, or any of the laws of Lazarus, shall be guilty of misconduct.

Section 11. Conspiracy

(1) Any person who prepares, incites another or plans to commit an offence enumerated herein, shall be guilty of conspiracy to commit that offence.

Section 12. Guilt and Sentencing

(1) No person may be found guilty of a crime not listed in this act.

(2) If found guilty of a crime, the Delegate may impose upon the person any punishment proportionate to the offence.

Section 13. Definitions

In this Act:

‘Associated authorities’ is defined as off-site property administration including, but not limited to, the forum or Discord.

‘Banishment’ is defined as removal by the relevant authorities of a person from Lazarus.

‘Discord’ is defined as a public infrastructure located at ‘https://discord.gg/dahpMU2'.

‘Governmental duties’ is defined as an action or task required by a person’s position.

‘Material fact’ is defined as one which can reasonably and plausibly be expected to affect a person's future actions.

‘Off-site property administration’ is defined as a person or group who has the authority to administer public infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the Delegate, root administrator, administrators, global moderators, and moderators.

‘Opinion’ is defined as a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

‘Public infrastructure’ is defined as an area operated by the government or its associated authorities for use of the public, including, but not limited to, the NationStates region of Lazarus, the forum, or Discord.

‘Regional Forum’ is defined as a public infrastructure located at ‘https://lazarusns.com/index.php'.

‘Restricted area’ is defined as an area of the Regional Forum or Discord to which the general public is withheld access.

‘Root administrator’ is defined as a person who has the authority to empower and delegate administrator responsibility including, but not limited to, adding administrators, defining administrator groupings, and shutting down the public infrastructure.

‘Sitting of the Court’ is defined as an area administered by the Court.

‘Third party’ is defined as a person or group besides the two primarily involved in a situation.   
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In accordance with Article I, Section 3 of The Twelfth Mandate of Lazarus, the Criminal Code Act (September 2018) was amended at 4:42 PM EST on the 19th of February, 2019 by the Criminal Code Amendment (February 2019).

Prior to that, it read:

Quote:
Criminal Code Act (September 2018)
Proposed by: Amerion
Preamble

In order to maintain public law and order, this act codifies criminal actions in Lazarus.

Section 1. Treason

(1) Any person who engages in conduct with the intention of illegally removing or altering, the Mandate, the Government or the Delegate, or levies war, or does any act preparatory to levying war, against Lazarus, shall be guilty of treason.

Section 2. Sabotage

(1) Any person who engages in conduct with the intention of significantly disrupting, destroying, or rendering a public infrastructure unusable, shall be guilty of sabotage.

(2) Legitimate actions taken by off-site property administration of the public infrastructure shall not be considered sabotage. The root administrator of the infrastructure in question has the ultimate authority on what constitutes a legitimate action.

Section 3. Espionage

(1) Any person who knowingly communicates information contained in a restricted area of Lazarus, in part or in whole, to a person or entity which does not have access to that restricted area, shall be guilty of espionage.

(2) The individual or government body responsible for a restricted area may sanction the distribution of information to another person or entity. Sharing information whose release has been sanctioned shall not be considered espionage.

Section 4. Bribery

(1) Any person who offers, provides, or agrees to provide a benefit of any kind with the intention of influencing a person in the exercise of that person’s governmental duties, shall be guilty of bribery.

(2) Any person who asks, receives, or agrees to receive a benefit of any kind with the promise that receiving that benefit will influence the exercise of that person’s governmental duties, shall be guilty of bribery.

Section 5. Blackmail

(1) Any person who threatens to, attempts, or uses damaging information against a person in an effort to force them to take, or to refrain from, certain actions, shall be guilty of blackmail.

(2) Any person who threatens to, attempts, or uses real-life information against a person, shall be addressed as an out-of-character administrative matter.

Section 6. Fraud

(1) Any person who knowingly or recklessly makes a false statement of material fact, shall be guilty of fraud.

Section 7. Inter-regionally Prohibited Act

(1) Any person who engages in conduct expressly prohibited in a treaty or convention of which Lazarus is party to, shall be guilty of an inter-regionally prohibited act.

Section 8. Contempt of Court

(1) Any person who intimidates or insults a person during a sitting of the Court, intentionally interrupts the proceedings of the Court, or disobeys a direction of the Court shall be guilty of contempt of court.

Section 9. Vexatious Behaviour

(1) Any person who instigates or pursues judicial proceedings without reasonable ground, or engages in conduct which is an abuse of judicial proceedings, shall be guilty of vexatious behaviour.

Section 10. Misconduct

(1) Any person who engages in conduct which knowingly or recklessly violates the person’s citizenship oath, oath taken before the Court, or any of the laws of Lazarus, shall be guilty of misconduct.

Section 11. Conspiracy

(1) Any person who prepares or plans to commit an offence enumerated herein, shall be guilty of conspiracy to commit that offence.

Section 12. Guilt and Sentencing

(1) No person may be found guilty of a crime not listed in this act.

(2) If found guilty of a crime, the Delegate may impose upon the person any punishment proportionate to the offence.

Section 13. Definitions

In this Act:

‘Associated authorities’ is defined as off-site property administration including, but not limited to, the forum or Discord.

‘Banishment’ is defined as removal by the relevant authorities of a person from Lazarus.

‘Discord’ is defined as a public infrastructure located at ‘https://discord.gg/dahpMU2'.

‘Governmental duties’ is defined as an action or task required by a person’s position.

‘Material fact’ is defined as one which can reasonably and plausibly be expected to affect a person's future actions.

‘Off-site property administration’ is defined as a person or group who has the authority to administer public infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the Delegate, root administrator, administrators, global moderators, and moderators.

‘Opinion’ is defined as a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

‘Public infrastructure’ is defined as an area operated by the government or its associated authorities for use of the public, including, but not limited to, the NationStates region of Lazarus, the forum, or Discord.

‘Regional Forum’ is defined as a public infrastructure located at ‘https://lazarusns.com/index.php'.

‘Restricted area’ is defined as an area of the Regional Forum or Discord to which the general public is withheld access.

‘Root administrator’ is defined as a person who has the authority to empower and delegate administrator responsibility including, but not limited to, adding administrators, defining administrator groupings, and shutting down the public infrastructure.

‘Sitting of the Court’ is defined as an area administered by the Court.

‘Third party’ is defined as a person or group besides the two primarily involved in a situation.  
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