FICT Special General Assembly of January 19, 2013

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On 19 January 2013, a special General Assembly of the Forum for International Cooperation and Trade (FICT) will be held to discuss the current situation in member state Tarmorya.

Participants

Tarmorya itself was not represented during this summit and had already called back its ambassador to FICT, Yassine Burzkabram, for consultation in the week before the summit took place.

Background situation in Tarmorya

(As summarised by prof. Jerôme Essabtemeriz)

After the return of the monarchy in 2006, marking the end of the 45 year dictatorship of Kesh Humalb, democracy in Tarmorya had - apparently - been re-established. Below the thin layer of economic liberalisation and freedom, there was a lot of social, economic, religious and ethnic tension. The military coup that was staged by general Daqem Aghruz in May 2012, made this tension surface. When general Rebar Elghezere declared himself in favour of the deposed government and rescued queen Monique and heriditary prince Yesib, the civil war started.

There are at least three forces fighting in Tarmorya:
1) The military junta, lead by general Daqem Aghruz and supported by part of the middle class and the Muslim part of the population, is against the liberalisation of values and in favour of an orthodox Islamic rpeublic.
2) The second force, monarchist, lead by general Elghezere, is the Loyalist Front and represents the interests of the aristocracy, the Catholic middle class and the French immigrants.
3) The third group, republican, represented by the Socialist Front and lead by Pierre Mir'Yassine, intends to represent to lower class and the African immigrants.

Discussion

The first part of the discussion consisted of an inventory of what FICT could actually do about the crisis in Tarmorya. Three options surfaced during the meeting:

  • condemnation
  • suspension
  • sending peace keeping troops

Sending troops as a possibility was quickly abandoned, as many member states don't have the military capacity to organise this and it would be logistically difficult to coordinate, as the member states are scattered over the planet.

For suspension, a breach of the Rights and Duties of the Member States as stipulated in chapter 3 of the Ísðor Treaty would have to be present. The delegations agreed however that article 15 of this chapter was broken and that suspension could in theory be imposed as a measure. There was however the question how much time Tarmorya would realistically need to get back in line with the Rights and Duties and whether suspension then should take place during this summit already. An inventory of delegations in favour of suspension showed that there weren't enough member states pass a suspension to begin with, so this measure, too, was dropped. While Kaupelan and Île de Romanhe favoured suspension, the Voskian delegation thought that more proactive and deliberative actions should be taken to convince the Tarmoryan regime and fighting parties to cease hostilities and restore democracy. Suspension may have given the wrong signal. Yukland sided with Voskia, and Yutyrama and Adzhatia decided to abstain, if the suspension would have been put to the vote.

Condemnation seemed therefore to be the only measure left. Apart from that, the Voskian delegation proposed to have FICT send the mediator to Tarmorya, if the Tarmoryan parties would agree to that.

Decision and further actions

In the end, the delegations settled with a condemnation of the undemocratic regime of Tarmorya, the excessive use of violence by this regime, and advised the Tarmoryans to accept a FICT mediator to solve their crisis and restore democracy.

The prime minister of Île de Romanhe, mr. Guimarc Bonamy, was considered a suitable candidate for the job of mediator, as his country is new in FICT and therefore perhaps more impartial in this context, and because both Tarmorya and Île de Romanhe are members of the African Union and FICT, whose measures to solve the Tarmoryan crisis will therefore be able to overlap. Mr. Bonamy will only go to work of course if the Tarmoryan parties accept his role as mediator.

Council Meetings and General Assemblies of FICT
1. Council Meeting of April 4, 2012 (Dhram Ɖú) · 2. Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012 (Ísðor) · Special General Assembly of January 19, 2013 (Purikali) · 3. General Assembly of May 4, 2013 (Ashtinok) · 4. General Assembly of May 3, 2014 (Port de Boiguehenneuc) · 5. General Assembly of May 2, 2015 (Kingsbury) · 6. General Assembly of November 7, 2015 (Porto da Mata) · 7. General Assembly of May 7, 2016 (Bizet) · 8. General Assembly of November 5, 2016 (Divis) · 9. General Assembly of May 6, 2017 (Vítgarð) · 10. General Assembly of November 19, 2017 (Amargo) · 11. General Assembly of May 12, 2018 (Louise Charlotte) · 12. General Assembly of November 11, 2018 (Oryaa) · 13. General Assembly of May 11, 2019 (Purikali) · 14. General Assembly of November 10, 2019 (Kercei) · 15. General Assembly of May 3, 2020 (virtual meeting) · 16. General Assembly of November 8, 2020 (Port de Boiguehenneuc).