An Act to Establish a New European Constitution**
The text of the new European Constitution.
*Sidenote from the current President of the European Union -
After elections are held for the seats of the new European Commission and winners are chosen for positions in accordance with the new Constitution, I shall hereby resign the Office of the Presidency of the European Union, and as the last act of my administration, shall dismantle the current government and its functions in order to establish the new government and its functions.
Marcus E. Tristan
Marcus E. Tristan, ELP
President of the European Union
Rights of the Accused
I. Questioning Proceedure
Rule 1. Upon the European Court of Justice requesting a citizen or national representative to appear for questioning, said accused shall be granted access to a lawyer, state-appointed if requested by said accused.
**Rule 2. **Upon appearing for questioning, said accused shall not be questioned for more than 3 hours stretches without a break of at least 45 minutes.
**Rule 3. **Upon appearing for questioning, ECoJ shall ensure questioning does not take place between 21.00 - 06.00 in nation of questioning.
**Rule 4. **Upon appearing for questioning, said accused shall not be questioned for more than 48 hours without charge.
II. Upon being Charged
**Rule 5. **If the ECoJ decide to charge, said accused shall be given access to all documents concerning their own case as determined by their own lawyer. ECoJ may, with an absolute majority, decide to blank-out any areas of documentation that are either of no relevance to the case in hand, of regional security or of personal information which could endanger any witness or persons otherwise related to the case. The ECoJ may not remove any information of evidence against the accused. Any requests for documentation by the accused's lawyer shall be made through the Chief Justice under whose authority it shall be to gather all documentation unavailable to the public.
**Rule 6. **Upon being Charged, said accused may request a Deferment of Trial upon to 12 hours before the Trial is held to ensure said accused defence is ready. Deferment may be granted by the ECoJ of a period no longer than 72 hours.
**Rule 7. **Should any relevant evidence be revealed 48 hours or fewer before the trial, the ECoJ may enforce a Deferment of Trial to discuss such information. The deferment shall be of a period of no longer than 72 hours. Any ECoJ Justice may request said deferment.
III. Upon Trial
Rule 8. Upon being Tried, said accused shall be granted the Right to Defense. They shall have the freedom to call upon any witness or otherwise relevant person. Their representative shall have the freedom to cross-examine any witness brought forth by the ECoJ.
**Rule 9. **If found Not Guilty, said accused shall be granted Habeus Corpus whereupon they shall not be Tried for the same crime again.
Written by Chief Justice Jacob Stipe
Co-authored by the ECoJ
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