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|8 September 1999|
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The Vestric Forum (VF; Veleaz: Fòrum Vestrico, FV.) is an intergovernmental regional organization. The most important decisions of the VF are made by the Assembly of the Vestric Forum, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states.
The Vestric Forum's purpose is to promote itself as a Vestric coordination mechanism for public policies, in defense of democracy, republicanism, the independence of powers, social liberty, with sustainability and with due application
At the Fourth Vestric Summit on 8 September 1999, presidents or representatives from various Vestric nations signed the Jutosa Declaration, a two-page statement of intent announcing the foundation of the Vestric Forum.
The primary objectives of the Vestric Forum are the following:
- To promote a peaceful coexistence for the nations of the continent.
- To promote democratic governance and popular political participation.
- To promote and protect human rights to the forum's standards as well as other relevant international bodies.
- To promote the development of the continent to allow it to wield equitable influence in international economic or political matters.
- To promote sustainable and integrated development of Vestric economies.
- To advance the continent's scientific and technological research capacity.
The Vestric Forum is made up of both political and administrative bodies. Ultimately, political decision making power within the Vestric Forum lies with the heads of state of the members of the organisation. The various heads of state of the Forum meet from time to time at the Forum Assembly, in which various issues surrounding the organisation and its member states are discussed. The Forum's representative body is known as the Vestric Parliament, which contains members elected by the national legislatures of the Vestric Forum's member states. Each member state sends a delegation of parliamentarians based on a proportion of their population to the Parliament. The composition of the delegation should reflect the political diversity of the member state's legislature.
The legislative capacity of the Vestric Forum is ultimately reliant on the cooperation of all member states within the body. As a result, any legislation must be ratified by the relevant national bodies of the various member states become it can become law.
The Vestric forum has 5 main decision-making bodies, its institutions: Assembly of the Vestric Forum, The Vestric Parliament, the Vestric Executive the Vestric Inquiry, and the Vestric Court of Justice. Scrutiny of legislation is performed by both the Vestric Assembly and the Vestric Parliament. The Vestric Executive is responsible for the proposal and implementation of legislation. Application of Vestric law are carried out by the Vestric Court of Justice. The Vestric government, its members and budget is scrutinized by the Vestric Inquiry.
- the Assembly of the Vestric Forum, which sets the political agenda of the Forum by gathering together its member states' heads of state/government and functions as the Upper House of the Vestric Legislature. Summit agreements are implemented through the ratification of the various member states.
- the Vestric Parliament consists of 38 proportionally elected representatives. It's the only organ within the Vestric forum with the power to introduce a proposed law (a bill), except for a money bill, which if passed through parliament, the Assembly can pass.
- the Vestric Executive, It consists of an executive cabinet of public officials, led by an indirectly elected President. This College of Executives manages and directs the Executive's permanent civil service. It turns the consensus objectives of the Assembly of the Vestric Forum into legislative proposals.
- the Court of Justice of the Vestric Forum ensures the uniform application of VF law and resolves disputes between VF institutions and member states, and against VF institutions on behalf of individuals.
- the Vestric Inquiry investigates the proper or improper management of finances and corruption within both the VF entities and VF funding provided to its member states.