Thursday, 21 May 2015

Uncommon Law

Nilkawt has the world's least adversarial legal system.  It also has the world's least adversarial society.  This is mainly due to the fact that the uncommon law of Nilkawt reduces unnecessary competitiveness and upholds the principles of interpersonal niceness.

In Nilkawt, the Rights of Creativity are upheld in accordance with the principle that those rights should not interfere with the rights of others to express their own creativity.  The Rights of Sleeping, and the Rights of Dreaming, are also upheld in a similar manner.  This is why all full citizens of Nilkawt are entitled to possess and enjoy their own individual bedrooms, without interference, in sickness and in health.

Unlike common law, civil law, religious law and customary law, the Nilkawtian uncommon law system begins with the Little Ben of Rights, as enshrined in the preamble to the Nilkawtian Constitution.  This allows all full citizens to behave uncommonly. 

For example, the Little Ben of Rights:

1. Gave the former foreign minister of Nilkawt the right to express his creativity by communing with nature, not just as a naturalist but also as a naturist.  He had no interest at all in commuting long distances on behalf of the Nilkawtian people and therefore could express his creativity and portfolio responsibilities locally.

2. Gave the former attorney-general of Nilkawt the right to express her creativity through the writing of romantic novelettes, and through the study of science, history and music.  She also had the right to express her creativity in accordance with her portfolio and the social networking opportunities it provided.

3. Gives the Nilkawtian people the right to exclusive possession of their own properties, faculties and factories, should they so desire.

4. Gives the Nilkawtian head of state the right to establish new Nilkawtian governmental structures when and where she pleases.

5. Gives the Nilkawtian head of state the right to establish her patronage of any educational institution within Nilkawtian territory, as well as the right to withhold or refuse her patronage, as she sees fit.

6. Gives the Nilkawtian legal profession the right to maintain courtesy and consistency in an uncommonly civilised manner.

7. Gives official Nilkawtian historians the right to provide the official evidence of Nilkawt's past, as long as all official Nilkawtian historians can agree on an official interpretation.  All official Nilkawtian historians have a right to disagree with the interpretation of historical evidence.  Unofficial historians have the right to provide unofficial evidence, as long as it is actually based on evidence.

8. Gives all Nilkawtians the right to challenge any aspect of Nilkawtian law, as long as they respect the Constitution.

9. Gives the current Minister for Science, Arts and Enlightenment the right to chair cabinet meetings.

10. Gives the current Minister for Education, Training and Interpersonal Niceties the right to open and close his social networking activities as he desires.

11. Gives anyone, anywhere in the world, the right to question the propriety of the Nilkawtian financial system.

12. Gives the current Minister for Peace and Justice the right to complain about anything, in accordance with the rule of law.

Around the world there are many types of legislatures and many types of legal systems.  The common law is the basis of about a third of those systems.  The uncommon law is only the basis of the Nilkawtian system.  There is no civil law precedent in Nilkawt in either the non-criminal sense, the Roman sense or the municipal sense

All matters relating to the Nilkawtian Constitution derive from Nilkawt's membership of the Enlightened Nations.  Nilkawt therefore exist in accordance with the only valid expression of international law.  This is why the Nilkawtian legal system is so uncommon.