The Official Secrets Act of Mount Vema will come into operation tomorrow. The legislation will provide for the protection of territorial secrets, state secrets and official information, related to the security of the realm.
The legislation says that a person who is or has been a member of the security and intelligence services, or a person notified that he is subject to the provisions of the Act, is guilty of an offence if without lawful authority he discloses any information, document or other article relating to security or intelligence which is or has been in his possession by virtue of his position as a member of any of the security services or in the course of his work while the notification is or was in force.
The law also applies to a person who is or has been a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government who endangers the interests of the Kingdom of Mount Vema abroad, and seriously obstructs the promotion or protection by the Kingdom of Mount Vema of those interests.
The legislation includes international relations - A person who is or has been a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government is guilty of an offence if without lawful authority he makes a damaging disclosure of any information, document or other article relating to international relations, or any confidential information, document or other article which was obtained from a State or Territory other than the Kingdom of Mount Vema or an international organization, being information or a document or article which is or has been in his possession by virtue of his position as a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government.
The Act may be cited as the Official Secrets Act, Mount Vema 2017 and comes into operation tomorrow, with some sections on such date as His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint, and different dates may be appointed in relation to different provisions of the Act.
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