Constitution of the Sedang Regency, 1998
by authority of
The Sedang Royalist Assembly, November 6, 1998
- The Sedang Kingdom was founded by Charles-Marie David de Mayréna, reigning as His Majesty Marie the First, King of the Sedang. The Kingdom was founded when Mayréna was elected King of the Sedang by the chiefs of the independent Bahnar, Rengao and Sedang tribes in the village of Kon Gung on the third day of June, 1888.
- His Majesty Marie the First died on November 11, 1890 without appointing an heir or successor, and his kingdom was subsequently conquered by the French Republic and her protectorate, the Empire of Annam, without consent of the government of Sedang. There have been no claimants to the dignity of head of the royal house of Sedang. Without a sovereign prince or head of the royal house, the nobility of Sedang have ceased exercising their rights and privileges and have been ignored by reigning and exiled sovereigns and princes and their nobility.
- However, the death of a head of state without appointed heirs or successors does not cause the de jure cessation of his state or his court of nobility. Therefore, the nobility of Sedang have the right to be revived and to exercise their rights and privileges again. the nobility of Sedang cite the precedents of the continuing use of noble titles, the exercise of noble prerogatives and the formation of associations by the descendants of nobility of the former monarchies of Europe and Asia.
- Moreover, it may be possible that there are surviving descendants of the absent Mayréna dynasty of Sedang. Until the time that an heir of the dynasty is found and restored as leader of the Sedang nobility, the people, ethnic groups and royalists of Sedang claim the right to have their representatives and descendants continue the institutions of state in exile.
- Accordingly, we, as members, representatives and descendants of the ethnic groups and people who inhabit or have inhabited or ruled the Sedang Kingdom, hereby proclaim the revival of one of the great institutions of Sedang Kingdom, the court of nobility of Sedang, as the Sedang Regency.
- This Constitution supersedes the Charter of the Assembly For the Restoration of the Sedang Nobility.
Part 1: The Sedang Royalist Assembly
- The Assembly For the Restoration of the Sedang Nobility is renamed the Sedang Royalist Assembly (hereafter "the Assembly").
- The objectives of the Assembly are:
- to restore and preserve the rights and privileges of the nobility of the Kingdom of the Sedang;
- to promote the study and good reputation of His Majesty Marie I, King of the Sedang, and the Sedang Kingdom;
- to elect a regent, hereafter the Captain Regent, to assume and exercise the duties and prerogatives of leader of the Sedang nobility during the absence of the Mayréna dynasty and until a surviving heir of the Mayréna dynasty can be installed as the leader of the nobility;
- to continue the search for possible survivors or heirs of the Mayréna dynasty.
- The Assembly and the Captain Regent recognize the sovereignty of the government of Vietnam over the territory of the Sedang Kingdom and the Empire of Annam, also known as Vietnam, and renounce all claims to government and control of the territory due to the impracticality of regaining and maintaining control over the territory.
- The Assembly shall consist of representatives of:
- the tribes, ethnic groups and nationalities that currently inhabit or have inhabited or ruled or conquered the territory of the Sedang Kingdom or the Empire of Annam or Vietnam;
- descendants of the nobility created by His Majesty Marie the First;
- members of nobility or orders of chivalry who aspire to earn noble status in the court of nobility of Sedang through service to the Assembly, the nobility or the Captain Regent;
- royalists and other persons who support His Majesty Marie the First's foundation of the Sedang Kingdom.
- The head and speaker of the Assembly will be the Marshal of the Assembly (hereafter "the Marshal").
- The Marshal will be appointed by the Captain Regent. If the Regency is vacant, the Marshal will be elected by the Assembly.
- Membership in the Assembly is by invitation and appointment by the Captain Regent during his or her reign or by the Marshal if the Regency is vacant.
- The term of a Member of the Assembly is life.
- The Assembly will elect a person to serve as Captain Regent if the Regency is vacant.
- Voting and business of the Assembly may be conducted by mail or telecommunications if it is impractical to call a meeting of the Assembly.
- The official languages of the Assembly and the court of nobility are English and French.
Part 2: The Captain Regent
- The Captain Regent exercises the duties and prerogatives of leader of the nobility and head of the Mayréna dynasty on behalf of the dynasty during its absence.
- The reign of the Captain Regent is for life unless the head of the Mayréna dynasty is restored, whereupon the powers of state will be transferred from the Captain Regent to the head of the dynasty in a mutually agreed schedule and manner.
- The Captain Regent has the right to appoint his or her successor. In the event that a Captain Regent's reign ends without a successor being named, the Assembly will elect a Captain Regent.
- The Captain Regent may issue decrees that promote the objectives of the Assembly.
- The Captain Regent and the Assembly renounce war. The Captain Regent and Members of the Assembly may still serve as individuals in the military forces of countries of which they are citizens or which they have pledged to serve. Any military ranks and commissions created by the Captain Regent or the Assembly are for ceremonial purposes only.
- The Assembly will meet when called by the Captain Regent or by the Marshal if the Regency is vacant.
- The Captain Regent may veto or overrule the Assembly on any issue.
- The Captain Regent may dissolve a meeting of the Assembly.
- The Captain Regent may abolish the Assembly or replace it with another institution by decree.
Part 3: The Council of Regency
- The Captain Regent may establish a Council of Regency to advise him or her.
- The Captain Regent may appoint any number of persons to the Council of Regency.
- The members of the Council of Regency will be called Councillors.
- Membership and terms of service in the Council of Regency are at the discretion of the Captain Regent. The Captain Regent may remove or re-assign Councillors at his or her discretion.
Part 4: The Royal Dynasty
- In the event that a person claims to be an heir of the Mayréna dynasty, the Captain Regent and the Assembly will examine the genealogical claims of the claimant.
- The Captain Regent and the Assembly may form a council or task force to evaluate the genealogical claims of a claimant and appoint members to the council or task force.
- The Assembly may offer the dignity of royalty to the Captain Regent if, in a vote of the opinions of its Members, it decides that the Mayréna dynasty has become extinct.
Part 5: The Nobility
- The Captain Regent has the right to issue decrees regarding the nobility.
- The Regulation of the Nobility, as decreed by the then Prince Regent on January 1, 1996, will remain in effect until replaced or amended by other decrees or acts.
Part 6: Peace and Security
- In order to protect the peace and security of the Regency and to punish and eliminate harmful dissidence and disgraceful behaviour among the nobility, Members of the Assembly, and holders of military and civil commissions, ranks, honours and privileges, the Captain Regent has broad powers to expel Members of the Assembly and revoke any title, military rank, military or civil commission, position, honour or privilege without prior notification or consent.
- The Captain Regent may, on occasion, delegate the duties of expelling Members of the Assembly and revoking titles, ranks, commissions, positions, honours and privileges to an Internal Security Council.
- The Captain Regent, delegates of the Captain Regent, and the Internal Security Council have broad powers of discretion to decide what actions and words constitute grounds for expulsion from the Assembly or revocation of titles, military and civil commissions, ranks, honours and privileges.
- Persons who have been expelled from the Assembly or have had a title, military or civil commission, rank, honour or privilege revoked have no right of appeal to the Captain Regent, the Assembly, the Internal Security Council or any state or noble institution.
- The Captain Regent may issue decrees governing the duties, operations, and membership of the Internal Security Council.
Ratified by the Members of the Assembly and signed on the sixth day of November in the Year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight (1998) at the Chancellery of the Captain Regent in Montreal, Canada, and at the office of the Founder of the Assembly in Toronto, Canada.
|Capucine Plourde de Kasara,||Colonel Derwin J.K.W. Mak de Sédang,|
|Captain Regent||Protector of the Sedang Nobility,|
| ||Founder of the Assembly|
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