SHIREKEEP — The first draft of a major overhaul of Shireroth’s constitution law, known colloquially as the Imperial Charter, is anticipated to be published this weekend.
The first comprehensive review of the law began on January 25, having been undertaken by the Arbiter of the Imperial Judex, Malliki Nur Pinito, at the request of former Kaiseress Isa IV. The Arbiter quickly sought public consultation on the matter, inviting Shirerithians to propose amendments for inclusion in the rewritten Charter. Pinito also sought specific proposals in a number of core aspects of the law, including the powers of the Imperial Government, the level of autonomy that the Imperial States should enjoy and the powers afforded them, as well as a designation of required officers of State. Finally, Pinito sought input on how to create a common identity for the micronation’s citizens.
Mira Raynora further suggested that the new Charter should incorporate a dual-level of citizenship – a national one and a local state-level one. A mandatory Shirerithian citizenship would afford the individual the right to sit in the Landsraad (legislature) and hold office in the Imperial Government, while a non-mandatory state citizenship would grant the right to participate at the local level.
The rewrite of the Charter is the first extensive constitutional reform undertaken by Shireroth since 2012.