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Unless you are promulgating a statutory instrument, that is.​

The following is a list of all the regulations which have been promulgated by posting to this forum. Regulations are a sub-form of statutory instrument. They create regulations which must be followed. There are also statutory instruments which declare that some thing must be done. Those are Orders. You can find them at this .

The Statutory Instruments Act 2017 gives multiple means by which a statutory instrument may be promulgated – via this forum, via dispatch, and via the NS forums.

The Statutory Instruments have been edited as necessary to reflect changes and errors in grammar. The government also maintains a central repository of statutory instruments at this link:



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Statutory Instrument
2017, No. 1

Election Regulations 2017
Made 26 December 2017, 3.33a EST (NS time)
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 2​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election Regulations 2017. These regulations apply in relation to Commissionership elections only.

  2. All provisions of these regulations shall come into force on the day they are made.

  3. In these regulations, "scheduled election date" means dates at which elections are scheduled by section 6(c) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017.

  4. For elections occurring after 1 January 2018, a regional officer empowered to that effect by the Delegate shall confirm the eligibility of any candidate at least one day before the scheduled election date.

  5. The European Council, [for purposes of selection under section 6(b) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, shall choose candidates using the following code: shall not restrict candidacies but for violations of other election regulations that the Council may provide. (SI 2018/05)] [Under those situations where the European Council may restrict candidates by statute, members of the Government shall not be permitted to run for the Commissionership. (SI 2018/07)]

  6. For elections occurring after 1 January 2018, candidates shall be required to affirm and verify that they possess an account on Europe's Discord and forum by the scheduled election date.
These regulations were repealed in full by the Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018.
 
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Statutory Instrument
2018, No. 1

Election Regulations 2018

Made 2 January 2018, 10.14p EST (NS time)
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 2​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election Regulations 2018. These regulations apply in relation to Commissionership elections only.

  2. All provisions of these regulations shall come into force on the day they are made.

  3. For elections occurring after these regulations come into force, all candidates shall be required to disclose [to the public in a regional message board post (and to the European Council via telegram) (SI 2018/08)] the following:

    1. previous involvement in other regions, including former positions, terms, and the names of nations which held those positions,

    2. any involvement in military operations in NationStates with which organisations and in what roles, along with periods of activity, and

    3. previous involvement in NationStates operations, which shall include authorship of World Assembly resolutions (in both chambers, whether or not they have failed), authorship of past NationStates Issues, and other NationStates-wide engagements.

  4. [Candidates and parties, when sending campaign telegrams related to Commissionership elections, shall not send such telegrams to non-electors. (SI 2018/05)]
These regulations were repealed in full by the Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018.
 
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Statutory Instrument
2018, No. 5

Election (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2018

Made 4 January 2018, 8.56a EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2018.

  2. In regulation 5 of the Election Regulations 2017, for all text after the first comma there shall be substituted, "shall not restrict candidacies but for violations of other election regulations that the Council may provide."

  3. In the Election Regulations 2018, there shall be inserted, at the end, the following regulation, "Candidates and parties, when sending campaign telegrams related to Commissionership elections, shall not send such telegrams to non-electors."
 

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2018, No. 7

Election (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018

Made 13 February 2018, 1.43a EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018.

  2. In regulation 5 of the Election Regulations 2017, at the end, there shall be inserted "Under those situations where the European Council may restrict candidates by statute, members of the Government shall not be permitted to run for the Commissionership".
 

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2018, No. 8

Election (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018

Made 3 March 2018, 18.44p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following Regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2018.

  2. In regulation 3 of the Election Regulations 2018, there shall be inserted the words 'to the public in a regional message board post (and to the European Council via telegram)' after the first occurrence of the word 'disclose'.
 

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2018, No. 9

Message Board Enforcement Regulations 2018

Made 7 March 2018, 22.55p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The Cabinet, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreign Policy (Embassies) Act 2016, as amended, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Message Board Enforcement Regulations 2018. These regulations shall come into force immediately.

  2. The regional message board posting privileges shall be set to "Officers of embassy regions with Communications authority". The Delegate and all officers with the power to change this setting are empowered to effect this change.
 

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Statutory Instrument
2018, No. 10

Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018

Made 18 March 2018, 17.49p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018. These regulations shall come into force immediately.

  2. "Scheduled election date" shall mean dates at which elections are scheduled by section 6(c) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017. In these regulations, the words "forum post" shall mean a post to the NationStates subforum in a specially created election disclosures thread.

  3. The European Council, shall not restrict candidacies but for violations of other election regulations that the Council may provide. Under those situations where the European Council may restrict candidates by statute, members of the Cabinet shall not be permitted to run for the Commissionership.

  4. Candidates shall be required to disclose via regional message board post, their account on Europe's Discord and a link to their forum account by the scheduled election date.

  5. All candidates shall be required to disclose via forum post, by the scheduled election date: (a) previous involvement in other regions, including former positions, terms, and the names of nations which held those positions; (b) any involvement in military operations in NationStates, the organisations with which they were involved; and (c) previous authorship of World Assembly resolutions (including failed resolutions), authorship of NationStates Issues, and other NationStates-wide engagements.

  6. Candidates and parties, when sending campaign telegrams related to Commissionership elections, shall not send such telegrams to non-electors.

  7. Statutory Instruments 2017 no. 1 and 2018 no. 1 shall cease to have effect.
These regulations were repealed and superseded by the Election Regulations 2020.
 
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2018, No. 11

Message Board Clarification Regulations 2018

Made 18 March 2018, 17.57p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The Delegate, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreign Policy (Embassies) Act 2016, as amended, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Message Board Clarification Regulations 2018. These regulations shall come into force immediately.

  2. The Message Board Regulations 2018 shall cease to have effect.
 

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2018, No. 15

Election (No. 3) Regulations 2018

Made 22 April 2018, 21.52p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

Whereas the ability to create forum accounts appears to be inoperable due to issues with the forum software being unable to load a required CAPTCHA:

Now, therefore, The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(e) of the Government (Reform) Act 2017, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election (No. 3) Regulations 2018. These regulations shall come into force immediately.

  2. For the elections occurring in April 2018, regulation 4 of the Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018 shall be treated as valid even if a forum account cannot be affirmed. For the purposes of regulation 5, prospective candidates may file disclosures via any member of the Government, who shall post those disclosures in the proper location.
 

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Statutory Instrument
2019, No. 1

Parliamentary Procedure (No. 1) Regulations 2019

Made 26 January 15.12 GMT–5 (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 2(a) of the Schedule to the Procedure Act 2018, makes the following order :
  1. This order may be cited as the Parliamentary Procedure (No. 1) Regulations 2019.

  2. The proper location for sourcing variables referenced in paragraph 2(a) of the Schedule to the Procedure Act 2018 shall be .
 
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Statutory Instrument
2019, No. 2

Message Board Enforcement Regulations 2019

Made 28 January 2019, 19.55p EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The Cabinet, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreign Policy (Embassies) Act 2016, as amended, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Message Board Enforcement Regulations 2019. These regulations shall come into force immediately.

  2. The regional message board posting privileges shall be set to "All residents of embassy regions". The Delegate and all officers with the power to change this setting are empowered to effect this change.
 
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2019, No. 5

Message Board Moderation Regulations 2019

Made 10 September 2019, 08:15a EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately
The Moderation Committee, in exercise of powers conferred by section 3(a) of the RMB Moderation Act 2019, makes the following regulations:
  1. These regulations may be cited as the RMB Moderation Regulations 2019. These regulations shall take effect immediately.

  2. In these regulations “posters” shall mean any nation who is able to post on the Regional Message Board.

  3. Posters shall refrain from making:

    1. Triple posts. Three posts in a row;

    2. Roleplay. Posts which make an attempt at roleplay or making declarations in an in-character perspective;

    3. Hate speech. Posts utilizing derogatory language on individuals on account of characteristics such as, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and disabled status;

    4. Threats. Posts which contain deliberate threats of violence or violent acts;

    5. Defamation. Posts designed to damage the reputation of an individual through unproven claims about their character, actions, or personal history;

    6. Malicious link. Posts containing links to inappropriate, gruesome, or illegal contents.

    7. Sensitive content. Posts expressing apology or jokes about the following and the persons who committed the following: genocides, mass-murders, and other atrocities.

    8. Quote editing. Posts editing a quotation with offensive or malicious intentions.

    9. Spam. The frequent and repetitive posting of posts whose contents are deliberately meaningless or unsolicited.

    10. Sexual contents. Posts containing sexting, sexual role-play, and other communications of a sexual nature.

Repealed by RMB Moderation Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/20).
 
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2020, No. 2

Commission (Elections) (Overseer) Regulations 2020
Made 2 January 2020, 02.39a EST (NS time)
Coming into force immediately
Whereas clarification is necessary as to the legal powers by which persons who are not the Delegate can hold elections :

And whereas the power to so clarify is given by statute :

The Delegate, in exercise of powers conferred by section 1(b) of the Commission (Elections) Act 2019, makes the following regulations:
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Commission (Elections) (Overseer) Regulations 2020. These regulations shall take effect immediately.

  2. The Delegate, the Foreign Secretary, and the Home Secretary, individually or collectively, may serve as election overseer for the purposes of the Commission (Elections) Act 2019.

  3. The Delegate, or anyone possessing judicial powers delegated from the Delegate, will not employ them to punish persons for serving as election overseer in elections held between the promulgation of this regulation and the passage of the Commission (Elections) Act 2019, so long as those persons held by custom the power to have so served.
 

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2020, No. 5

Election Regulations 2020

Made 2 January 2019 6.51a GMT–5 (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The European Council, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3(a) of the Commission (Elections) Act 2020, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the Election Regulations 2020. These regulations shall come into force immediately. The Election (No. 2) Regulations 2018 are repealed.

  2. "Scheduled election date" shall mean dates at which elections are scheduled by section 5(b) of the Commission (Elections) Act 2019. In these regulations, the words "forum post" shall mean a post to Europe's NationStates subforum in a specially created election disclosures thread.

  3. Candidates shall be required to disclose via regional message board post, their account on Europe's Discord and a link to their forum account by the scheduled election date.

  4. All candidates shall be required to disclose via forum post, by the scheduled election date:—

    1. previous involvement in other regions, including former positions, terms, and the names of nations which held those positions;

    2. any involvement in military operations in NationStates, the organisations with which they were involved; and

    3. previous authorship of World Assembly resolutions (including failed resolutions), authorship of NationStates Issues, and other NationStates-wide engagements.

  5. Candidates and their affiliates, when sending campaign telegrams related to elections to the Commission, shall not send such telegrams to non-electors.
 

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2020, No. 6

Inquiry Regulations 2020

Made 30 January 2020, 17.35 GMT–5 (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

The Delegate makes the following regulations at executive discretion, issues them in the form of statutory instrument pursuant to section 3 of the Statutory Instruments Act 2017, and exercises powers granted by section 6(c) of the Criminal Law Act 2018:

1. A public inquiry may be called by order issued at executive discretion to investigate cases where events have occurred that have caused or likely will cause public concern. Such an order must define: a chair of the inquiry along with members, the terms of reference of the inquiry, and the time span in which the inquiry must complete its report.

2. The terms of reference include the matter to which the public inquiry relates, whether the inquiry is to make recommendations, and other matters relating to the scope of the inquiry. By order issued at executive discretion changes may be made to the membership, terms of reference, and schedule of existing inquiries.

3. Judicial powers possessed by the delegator are delegated to the chair of the inquiry to take and compel sworn testimony on matters within the remit defined by the establishing order.

a. The inquiry may not initiate prosecutions or determine legal liability; but public inquiries shall be treated as a form of investigation.

b. Testimony may be taken in camera if not doing so would impose a delay or impair the effectiveness of the inquiry; the chair may designate as sensitive any information taken in camera.​

4. The chair of a public inquiry is commissioned to produce a report on the facts, causes, lessons, and other matters associated with the subject defined in the establishing order.

a. The chair must send a letter to any person subject to criticism in the inquiry report and provide them opportunity to submit comment and defence against such criticism.

b. Upon conclusion of the public inquiry, the report shall be submitted to the Delegate. The Delegate shall redact any sensitive or personally identifying information and publish the report.​

5. These regulations may be cited as the Inquiry Regulations 2020 and take effect immediately.
 

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2020, No. 9

Foreign Policy (Embassies) Regulations 2020

Made 18 February 2020 4.33 GMT–5 (NS time)
Coming into force immediately​

Whereas a possessor of executive discretion may make regulations governing the means by which executive discretion is to be used:

And whereas a possessor of executive discretion may further delegate powers granted to that possessor to others to exercise on their behalf:

The Delegate, in exercise of executive discretion, makes the following regulations and issues them in the form of statutory instrument pursuant to section 3 of the Statutory Instruments Act 2017:
  1. The term ‘domestic minister plenipotentiary’ in these regulations refers to the Founder, the Delegate, and the Foreign Secretary.

  2. A region which requests an embassy in Europe must send an application to a domestic minister plenipotentiary. The application must include the name of the requesting region, the name of the delegate of the requesting region, contact information for the foreign secretary or equivalent officer in the requesting region.

  3. Upon receipt of that request, a domestic minister plenipotentiary shall inform the Cabinet and Commission of that request.

    1. If the Cabinet approves the request and the Commission has been consulted,

    2. after a period of no less than three days have elapsed from when the Cabinet and Commission have been informed of the request,

    3. a domestic minister plenipotentiary may put a motion before the European Parliament requesting approval to open an embassy with the requesting region.

  4. The Delegate grants the Foreign Secretary the authority to act in place of the Delegate for the purposes of actions under the Foreign Policy (Embassies) Act 2016.

  5. These regulations may be cited as the Foreign Policy (Embassies) Regulations 2020. They come into effect immediately.
 

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2020, No. 20

RMB Moderation Regulations 2020

Made 20 July 2020 00.25 BST–5 (NS time)​
Coming into force immediately​

The European Parliament, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3(a) of the RMB Moderation Act 2019, makes the following regulations,
  1. These regulations may be cited as the RMB Regulations 2020. These regulations shall come into force immediately. RMB Moderation Regulations 2019, also known as Message Board Moderation Regulations 2019, are repealed.

  2. Posters shall refrain from making:

    1. Triple posts. three posts in a row;

    2. Roleplay. posts which make an attempt at roleplay or make declarations in an in-character perspective;

    3. Hate speech. posts utilising derogatory language on individuals on account of characteristics such as, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and disabled status;

    4. Threats. posts which contain threats of violence or violent acts against anyone or any nation;

    5. Defamation. defamatory posts;

    6. Malicious link. posts containing links to inappropriate, gruesome, or illegal contents;

    7. Sensitive content. posts expressing apology or jokes about the following and the persons who committed the following: genocides, mass-murders, and other atrocities;

    8. Quote editing. posts editing a quotation with offensive or malicious intentions;

    9. Spam. posts whose contents are meaningless and unsolicited; or

    10. Sexual contents. posts containing sexting, sexual role-play, and other communications of a sexual nature.

  3. Defamation definition. For the purposes of these regulations, a 'defamatory post' is a post which constitutes defamation.

    1. Defamation is an (1) unproven statement of fact (2) made to a third party that (3) damages a person's reputation (4) in a way which would more than non-trivially lower one's estimation of or deter third parties from engaging with that person.

    2. 'Statement of fact' means a statement that can be falsified in a European court.

    3. Defamation does not include, however, statements which are:

      1. made in good faith and under a reasonable assumption of veracity,

      2. mere vulgar abuse,

      3. made with honest belief in their truth on a matter of public interest, so long as a reasonable person could believe such statements,

      4. made with the consent of the person being described, or

      5. disseminated without knowledge of the statement or without reason to believe that the statement is defamatory.

    4. Claims of defamation must be made within 20 days between the initial making of the defamatory statement and the origination of a claim against the maker.
This is not part of the regulation. The original proposal can be found at . And the passing poll can be found at .
 
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