The legislation related to offences against a person in the Kingdom of Mount Vema and been approved and includes homicide and assault. The law says whosoever solicits, encourages, persuades, or endeavors to persuade, or propose to any person, to murder any other person, will be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted will be liable to imprisonment for life.
Every offence made punishable on summary conviction may be prosecuted in Mount Vema and may be prosecuted in a foreign country at the request of the Secretary of State or the Secretary for the Territory, including allocation of jail and imprisonment facilities in a foreign country paid for by the Minister for Justice.
Manslaughter - whosoever is convicted of manslaughter will be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be kept in penal servitude for life. Murder or manslaughter abroad - Where any murder or manslaughter is committed on a territory out of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, whether within a diplomatic premise, or a maritime vessel, and whether the person killed were a citizen of the Kingdom of Mount Vema or not, may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished.
A person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat, intending that that other would fear it would be carried out, to kill that other or a third person will be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years.
Anyone who unlawfully and maliciously prevent or impede any person, being on board of or having quitted any ship or vessel in distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, in his endeavor to save his life, or unlawfully and maliciously prevent or impede any person in his endeavor to save the life of any person should be guilty of felony, and being convicted, be liable to be kept in penal servitude for life.
The law also includes shooting or attempting to shoot, or wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, inflicting bodily injury, with or without weapon, attempting to choke, in order to commit any indictable offence, using chloroform, to commit any indictable offence, maliciously administering poison, so as to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm, and assaults on seamen.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination