The Government has removed a number of organizations and companies from its blacklists after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter Goldishman approved the defamation law of Mount Vema, that will come into force tomorrow.
Some organizations and companies were removed from the Government’s blacklist because of a section of the law that protects them, but the others will be subject to prosecution and fine if found guilty of defaming the Kingdom of Mount Vema, Mount Vema, Vema Seamount and its institutions. The legislation also paves the way for the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of Mount Vema including the Trade Marks legislation to be laid before His Mount Vema Majesty the King this month.
The new legislation makes provisions with respect to actions for defamation and malicious falsehood by a person who has published a statement alleged to be defamatory of another person, a registered company, an organization, a government, an authority, a state or a territory which is a natural and an identifiable integral part of the Planet Earth.
The law says that public statements having qualified privilege without explanation or contradiction are:
A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public of a legislature anywhere in the world. A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public before a court anywhere in the world. A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public of a person appointed to hold a public inquiry by a government or legislature anywhere in the world.
Including: A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public anywhere in the world of an international organization or an international conference. A fair and accurate copy of or extract from any register or other document required by law to be open to public inspection. A notice or advertisement published by or on the authority of a court, or of a judge or officer of a court, anywhere in the world. And a fair and accurate copy of or extract from matter published by or on the authority of a government or legislature anywhere in the world.
More about the legislation.
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