International Security and Policing Act 2023
Proposed by Councillor Edutitalle Dina (Gadalland and Aspern) :: Passed (-0) 5 June 2023 :: Unamended
This act establishes the International Security and Policing agency (InterSPol) to aid in the prevention of major international crime within the European Union. This act outlines the powers of the European Council, European Nations and INTERSPOL to promote safety and security across the EU, and to protect the interests of nations and nationals.
Schedule 1: Powers and duties of InterSPol
I. The International Security and Policing agency will have the main objectives to prevent international crime and to prevent and counter acts of terrorism.
II. All EU member nations are pre-authorised to participate in InterSPol.
III. The custody and jurisdiction of InterSPol shall not be hindered by any internal EU borders.
IV. Each member nation will appoint an InterSPol Special Constable, responsible for ensuring the compliance of their state with the regulations of InterSPol.
a. InterSPol Special Constables will be answerable to and subject to review by the European Council before they are appointed.
b. Once appointed, a Special Constable may not be removed from their role unless they are removed as such by the European Council.
c. All special constables will have access to a central InterSPol computer and security system.
d. A special regulating body, the Office for International Policing Management (Ofip), will be established independently of InterSPol to ensure the compliance of InterSPol with its own rules.
V. The method of appointment and retention for InterSPol Special Constables will be the same as the method of appointment and retention for EU councillors.
VI. InterSPol must comply with all international humanitarian regulations.
VII. Members of InterSPol may be appointed from local police forces, or a relevant equivalent, and local police forces may enforce warrants issued by InterSPol unless they are not legally recognised by Ofip.
Schedule 2: Jurisdiction and powers of InterSPol
I. A local or international body of InterSPol may issue a warrant of arrest to another country’s InterSPol if
a. An individual or collective of individuals has an outstanding offence in their country of origin, and they have since left their country of origin. The following requirements must be met for a warrant to be issued in this circumstance:
i. The petition must cite the offence within the nation’s legal code,
ii. The petition must detail the legal consequences of the offence,
iii. The petition must disclose the level of danger which an individual or collective may pose to the general public within the current host country and country in which the event took place.
b. Warrants issued under the previous paragraph can be cited as Schedule 2a warrants.
c. An individual or collective has committed an offence in one country, and passed through one or many countries before arriving in a third country. The following requirements must be met for a warrant to be issued in this circumstance:
i. All which follow from Schedule 2, I.a.i – I.a.iii,
ii. The country where the offence took place must notify the other relevant countries of international criminal activity,
iii. The countries through which the offender(s) passed must report the timestamp at which they were notified of such criminal activity occurring before a warrant is issued.
II. InterSPol will approve a Schedule 2a warrant unless
a. Passages I.a.i – I.a.iii are not met
b. The offence for which the warrant is being petitioned violates clearly established international humanitarian law.
i. It will be the duty of the Special Constable in the receiving country to determine whether a warrant can be issued.
III. Under no circumstances will InterSPol issue any warrants for the violation of immigration laws of member nations.