Reims Agreement

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The Reims Agreement (Quiberic: L'accord de Reims) is a pact between several states of the world, which defines the features of statehood, and provides a framework for settling matters between states and non-states. It was signed in Reims at the end of the Great War by the primary non-common law co-belligerents, and remains in force.

Originally intended as the foundation of an anti-common law alliance, the modern Reims Agreement has a political, rather than military function. It is the most prominent source of codified international law in the world, having been adopted by 15 polities.

Function

The Reims Agreement codifies many of the existing customs and rules surrounding statehood. Some of these customs, like the customs associated with declaring war, were already widely followed. Others had emerged through multilateral arbitration, and did not become true international norms until the passage of the Reims Agreement.

The Agreement is not enforceable in national courts. It endures because its cooperative arrangements provide each signatory with benefits they either could not realize, or could only realize with greater uncertainty, outside the framework of the Agreement. Because the Agreement strives for an enduring framework, it imposes arrangements whose mutually-agreeable terms are unlikely to change in the future -- for example, arrangements for diplomatic immunity. It avoids arrangements which depend on the fluid interests of regional actors, and could not be universally imposed -- for example, the allocation of regional fisheries, which depends on the changing costs of local cooperation and competition.

Features

Adoption

Flamaguay and Structure

Flamaguayan accession into the agreement marked its return to the liberal order after its rupture with the region in the Great War.

The Comprehensive Negotiating Framework for Southern Wallasea is a multilateral mechanism that allows the Structure to de-facto operate within the Reims Agreement framework, without requiring it to formally ratify the treaty.

Quiberon

The Constitution Act, 1958 includes the aspiration that Quiberon will comply with the spirit, and provisions, of the Reims Agreement.

Zegora

Prior to the signing of the Reims Agreement the Zegoran Party of Justice (ZSP) lodged several challenges to the Zegoran Supreme Court to block Zegoran ascension to the treaty. The party argued that the implicit acceptance of non-state entities was, in effect, a rejection of the Zegoran King's right to rule the nation and therefore constituted a Lèse-majesté offence. Despite these challenges being rejected by the supreme court, the ZSP continues to campaign for repeal of certain Books of the Reims Agreement during elections.

Signatories

Current

Former

Other Entities & Successors to Former Signatories