Codex of Law
of the Community of Meihua
We, the people of Meihua, affirm our core principles of consensus and common action, equality, mutual respect, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, and overall, harmony in our actions; and therefore do establish this Community of Meihua.
(1) Henceforth in this document, any references to "Meihua" or "the Community" shall mean the government entity of Meihua, including all officially designated regional media, unless otherwise specified.
Operation of the Codices and laws
(2) The Codices shall be considered Constitutional Law and shall be the fundamental documents of the Community.
(3) Codices shall be marked as such, by the naming format "Codex of...", to distinguish them from all other law.
(4) Where a law is inconsistent with the Codices, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be invalid.
(5) The Codices and all laws made by the Citizens’ Council shall be binding on all persons of every part of the region, including all officially designated regional media.
(6) Any Villager may be elected to the office of Chief Elder.
(7) If a Villager ceases to hold their status as a Villager while being a member of any position within the regional government, they shall be automatically removed from that position.
(8) The Chief Elder, Masters, and Magistrate are considered high officers. No high officer may at the same time hold another high official position, except for the sitting Chief Elder, who may hold one of the positions of Master should they choose so and receive the confirmation of the Villagers' Council.
(9) A high officer may be recalled from service by a majority vote of the Villagers’ Council.
(1) The Founder is the supreme administrative authority of Meihua and has ultimate powers over the Community.
(2) The Founder administers the business of the Forum and all other officially defined off-site regional media.
(3) Aumelodia shall be the Founder of Meihua by virtue of holding the nation of ‘Meihua Founder’ as the Founder of the region.
(4) The Founder may appoint additional Villagers to serve as Deputies and Administrators and delegate to them powers and responsibilities of the Founder.
(5) The Founder shall preside over all elections and referenda.
(6) The Founder's role is to act always in the best interests of the Community. The Founder is therefore encouraged to act modestly and with restraint when exercising their powers. However, the Founder therefore is also authorised to act with impunity against any force that wishes to do harm to the Community, and ultimately may take any action they deem necessary to preserve the vital interests of the Community.
(1) The Legislative branch shall be comprised of the Villagers’ Council and is the supreme legislative authority of the Community.
(2) The Villagers’ Council shall be comprised of all Villagers.
(3) Any resident of Meihua may apply for Villager status on the regional forum.
(4) The Chief Elder will be responsible for accepting or rejecting Villager applications.
(5) To maintain Villager status Villagers’ must have a nation residing in Meihua.
(6) The Chief Elder leads and administers the business of the Villagers’ Council.
(7) Rules and procedures for the Villagers’ Council may be further defined in law.
(8) The Council reaches decisions through a two-thirds majority vote unless otherwise specified. A two-thirds majority vote is any percent of all votes cast above 66.6̅% with the exception of abstentions.
(9) The Villagers’ Council may propose, enact, amend, and repeal Bills and Resolutions that establish binding legal rules as well as confirm nominations to the Magistracy.
(1) The Elders are the supreme executive authority of Meihua.
(2) The Elders shall comprise of the Chief Elder and the Masters of each Ministry.
(3) The Villagers’ Council shall establish the number and office of Masters in a separate act.
(4) The Chief Elder chairs meetings of the Elders and shall preside over the functioning of the Executive.
(5) The Chief Elder may control the World Assembly Delegacy of the region of Meihua, or may designate another Villager, subject to a confirmation vote of the Villagers' Council, to hold that position.
(6) The Chief Elder shall be elected.
(7) Ministries shall be the executive departments of Meihua and shall each preside over a distinct area of focus.
(8) Each Ministry shall be chaired and administered by a Master.
(9) Masters shall be appointed by the Chief Elder, subject to the confirmation of the Villagers' Council.
(10) Masters may appoint Deputy Masters to administer sub-divisions of the Ministries.
(11) The Elders shall organise the peace, order, and good governance of Meihua.
(1) The Magistracy is the supreme judicial authority of Meihua.
(2) The Magistracy shall comprise of one Magistrate and any assistant officials the Magistrate may appoint.
(3) The Magistracy shall remain inactive and its offices unfilled, unless a specific situation arises for which it is needed.
(4) Any Villager may call for the Magistracy to be made active at any time, so long as they provide a legitimate reason for requiring its action.
(5) The Magistracy shall remain active only until the situation for which it is needed is resolved.
(6) The Magistrate shall be nominated by the Chief Elder and confirmed by the Villagers' Council.
(7) The Magistracy shall determine all questions of law, and shall mediate all civil and criminal disputes to maintain harmony in the Community.
(8) The judicial process shall be outlined in a separate act.
(1) The Regional Forum shall be located at
(2) The Regional Discord shall be located at
(3) The game-side region, the forum, and the discord shall be considered equally important means of communication.
(1) Amendments to the Codices must achieve a three-quarters majority vote in a referendum of the Villagers’ Council. A super-majority is any percent of all votes cast above 75% with the exception of abstentions.