** TEXT CURRENT AS OF 27TH OCTOBER 2020 **
Organisations Act (2017)
An Act to allow Citizens to band together for a common purpose.
ST 01. This Act may be cited as the Organisations Act (2017).
OR 01. An Organisation is hereby defined to be a non-governmental group of three or more Citizens who have voluntarily associated for a common purpose.
OR 02. In order to receive the legal benefits of an Organisation such an Organisation must be registered with the Office of the Attorney General.
OR 03. A registration to become an Organisation must include the name of the to-be-founded Organisation, the name of the three or more founding Citizens, and the common purpose to which the Organisation is being founded.
OR 04. An Organisation may be deregistered by the Attorney General if less than three members remain Citizens, or if the Organisation has asked to be deregistered in accordance with its internal procedures.
OR 05. A deregistered Organisation may be revived upon petition by three or more Citizens who were members of the Organisation in question prior to its deregistration.
OR 06. Organisations may establish procedures for their internal governance. Such procedures remain subject to Europeian law and punishment for violations may not exceed exclusion from the Organisation.
OR 07. No Organisation may be formed in order to further or commit an illegal act.
OR 08. No Organisation may attempt to assume duties for which the Government of Europeia is solely responsible, which includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, integration, foreign policy, military activity, and the administration of justice.
OR 09. Organisations may be granted license by the Executive to engage in a specific governmental activity for a set measure of time on its behalf.
OR 10. Any Organisation may petition the Government, Forum administration, and Communication Platform Administrations for resources, including the creation of public areas for their sole use.
OR 11. Organisations shall be entitled to and must maintain a public subforum on the Europeian forum, and shall be entitled to reasonable additional resources, at the granting authority's discretion. Additional resources may be public or have restricted access.
OR 12. Organisations with similar stated purposes must be treated similarly by the Government of Europeia, excepting in circumstances involving a license by the Executive to engage in governmental activity
OR 13. The High Court may order an Organisation permanently deregistered if the Organisation was used to aid and abet an illegal act.
OR 14. An Organisation may be deregistered by the Attorney General if a representative of the Organization has not posted publicly in an official capacity in its organisational subforum within the previous 90 days.
NO 01. A News Organisation is hereby defined to be an Organisation with one or more members whose stated common purpose is to collect, distribute, or in some other way process noteworthy information intended for public use.
NO 02. News Organisations are not subject to the general rules of registration and deregistration of an Organisation.
NO 03. In order to receive the legal benefits of a News Organisation it must be registered with the President or their designee.
NO 04. A registration to become a News Organisation must include the name of the to-be-founded Organisation
NO 05. A News Organisation may be deregistered, by the President or their designee, if it has not been active within the previous 70 days.
NO 06. A News Organisation may only be permanently deregistered by Order of the High Court. To be permanently deregistered the News Organisation must have blatantly and repeatedly acted in a way contrary to the purpose of a News Organisation or have been used to aid and abet an illegal act.
NO 07. Upon deregistration a News Organisation must be archived and may not be deleted.
NO 08. A News Organisation which was deregistered due to activity must be revived upon petition by a previous member of the Organisation.
NO 09. News Organisations shall be entitled to maintain a subforum on the Europeian forum.
NO 10. The publishing of information by a News Organisation shall be considered an aspect of the right to freedom of thought and expression.
RP 01. Political parties and News Organisations already existing at the time this Act becomes law shall automatically be registered by the relevant authorities. Said Organisations shall have a period of 14 days after this Act becomes law during which they may become compliant to the requirements within this law. Organisations which have failed to become compliant at that time shall be deregistered.
RP 02. The Political Parties Act (2012) is hereby repealed.