[Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

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[Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Shockwave on Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:13 pm

[Case: #100] (Honorias vs. Togana) [Presiding Judge: Shockwave] (Case Officially Authorized 1/5/17) (Entry Level Participants: Honorias (Plaintiff), Togana (Defendant), Shockwave (Presiding Judge), Other Security Council Members should a need arise.)

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***Authorized by NWA President in part by Arbitration acceptance on both sides***

Current Statement on behalf of Shockwavean Security Council Rep: "It is of the official opinion of my team that Togana and Honorias cease any military actions until this case can be considered resolved. This is to ensure that current evidence is looked at avoiding the piling on of new and potentially incriminating evidence. The council seeks mediation through law, and will observe all evidence to determine fault (if any) and provide a ruling accordingly. As with World Alliance law, either parties are allowed to request a transfer of presiding judges, however, the Federation of Shockwave stands neutral to all parties within the World Alliance and will rule fairly based only on World Alliance law. Again, please cease any and all action until the case is resolved.


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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Honorias on Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 pm

Unfortunately, while the Honorian government would be pleased to comply with the Shockwavean government’s wishes in this matter, we have just received word from the Republic of Togana that they have disregarded our clearly-stated line in the sand regarding the Huperzian Islands and have ordered immediate reinforcements. We have no choice but to prevent this from occurring, and are thus moving to obliterate the present installations before they can be reinforced. Bombardment is beginning as we speak.
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Togana on Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:18 am

Due to recent threats made by Honorias that our forces will "fry" we have ordered additional unit to the area. These unit are set to arrive in the region within 12 hours.

Update.
Due to current threats of bombardment the Air Force has decided to airdrop the personnel and as much equipment as possible until a Naval force can get to the region within a few days.

If Honorias does not immediately stop action we will commence bombardment of its Naval forces and Units in it nation and not just as a defensive action. It will be opened from Togana waters to any waters.

Also I have ordered a submarine that was in the Scottlands Sea to move on station and take lethal action on any Honorias Ship in the region; in any waters. Also any Honorias Civilian vessels will be stopped and searched. With any military material disposed of. This will escalate into a full war if Honorias does not stop its actions immediately.

President Waltz.
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Honorias on Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:47 am

The Honorian government already recognizes a state of full war between itself and Togana; this action could not have occurred otherwise. Our government will cease its activity when it has obtained international assurances that the action you ordered to take place—that is, the immediate garrisoning of the Huperzian Islands—will be halted at least until this court has had its say. We will not abide a threat to our nation.

We welcome your government’s attempts to air-drop men into a target zone under heavy bombardment, expecting as we must that their planes will make for very useful targets of our ground-to-air missiles and naval fighters, and their landing zones will become easy targets for follow-up bombardments while they remain in the open. We furthermore find it difficult to credit that a single submarine from the Toganan fleet will be capable of removing our entire naval force, which, small as it may be compared to the forces available to the intercontinental giants of our world, still possesses several hunter submarines of its own, as well as anti-submarine destroyers, which are capable of removing a singular threat as you describe.

And furthermore, we must ask the means by which the Republic of Togana intends to bombard the Crownlands, when its installations in range of our continent are being turned as we speak into so much dust.

Honorias does not resort to violence by choice. We have been confronted by a nation that has declared its intention arm itself in a threatening manner without explaining why; a nation that resisted any attempt to negotiate regarding this matter for weeks at a time; a nation whose eventual excuse for its decision was transparently false, and therefore sinister; and a nation, furthermore, that outright refused to involve international authorities when Honorias was otherwise willing to let it get away with all of this, so long as we had real guarantees from those same international authorities that the forces assigned to the Huperzian Islands would never be used to threaten our nation. There is no other reaction possible than to prevent that threat’s very existence. Our actions against the Huperzian Islands today can be seen in no other light. And while it pains our government that this incident has come to all-out war, and that we argue the cause of it in a court that has explicitly requested for a cessation of hostilities before it even came to this, we are content in the knowledge that we are defending our people and our nation from treachery in the guise of Togana, and that our duty to do so outweighs every other duty in this world.
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Shockwave on Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Current temporary ruling:

***Official Cease Fire to ALL parties until Ruling is completed***

SC Rep Elliot Hanson: "Considering both parties now agree on a cease fire until ruling of the court, they are now officially obligated to do so."
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Honorias on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:59 pm

As the Toganan fleet has been halted by the peace-loving people of Serenarea, the Council of High Commanders has been instructed to follow the orders of the presiding judge in this case. We will cease bombardment of the Huperzian Islands for as long as the Toganan fleet remains stationary. However, should the Toganan fleet or any other element of the Toganan military move to take advantage of the ceasefire, as they did in the immediate aftermath of the filing of this case, the Honorian government cannot be expected to remain quiescent, nor can its military be asked not to defend the Honorian people from threats to the national interest.

As ever, we await Togana’s response to this order from the Court before making a more permanent statement.
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[Ruling]

Post by Shockwave on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:08 pm

Shockwave wrote:[Case: #100] (Honorias vs. Togana) [Presiding Judge: Shockwave] (Case Officially Authorized 1/5/17) (Entry Level Participants: Honorias (Plaintiff), Togana (Defendant), Shockwave (Presiding Judge), Other Security Council Members should a need arise.)

Status:

***Authorized by NWA President in part by Arbitration acceptance on both sides***

Current Statement on behalf of Shockwavean Security Council Rep: "It is of the official opinion of my team that Togana and Honorias cease any military actions until this case can be considered resolved. This is to ensure that current evidence is looked at avoiding the piling on of new and potentially incriminating evidence. The council seeks mediation through law, and will observe all evidence to determine fault (if any) and provide a ruling accordingly. As with World Alliance law, either parties are allowed to request a transfer of presiding judges, however, the Federation of Shockwave stands neutral to all parties within the World Alliance and will rule fairly based only on World Alliance law. Again, please cease any and all action until the case is resolved.

Official Court Ruling:

Preamble: While it is important to maintain national security, the ability to communicate and self-mediate effectively on international disputes is held to higher standards than nations that are not within the Security Council. This is due in part to the fact that nations voted onto the council itself are charged with maintaining peace and security within the region. Preemptive, and rash decisions to critical and volatile situations are extremely frowned upon.

Ruling: A not must be made that evidence was collected from the various areas: Honorias/Togana negotiations thread, the Case thread itself, and telegram submissions both sides. The court has come to the conclusion that:

National sovereignty is what it is, to an extent. The placement of military facilities and the like on Toganan territory does not break any current international law.

Toganan claims that piracy is rampant within major trading routes can only be justified as truth if the pirates claimed within the areas are discriminate in their targets. Toganan claims of piracy are the only current claims of piracy suggesting that said pirates are strictly targeting Toganan vessels.

An Honorian government statement claimed that forces within the area would "fry". This may be taken as a threat without prior context, however, the court does not have that context to rule on that specifically.

Toganan retaliation to the alleged message were to build up a military presence in the area. While concerning, it could not be interpreted as a threat to national security to Honorias as Togana was providing security for the alleged statements.

Honorian retaliation to this response was the deployment of a naval force to "defeat" Toganan forces in the area.

Toganan response to this situation was to begin a bombardment on Honorian air, and naval facilities. This can be interpreted as a response to an act of war.

While Honorias (as interpreted by the court) began on the offensive and Togana retaliated with airstrikes, both nations disregarded an initial ceasefire order by the court.

Official ruling:

Togana and Honorias will equally pay out to the order of the World Alliance Security Council:

***Five Hundred Million Dollars***

for disregard of initial ceasefire.

Togana will provide

***Five hundred thousand Dollars***

worth of aid to Honorias for extreme retaliation.

Honorias will pay out to the order of Togana:

***Nine hundred million Dollars***

In penalty fines for preemptive and rash offensive.

Further actions will be taken should they be decided. However, this case may not be considered :

***Closed***

So ordered.
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Honorias on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:18 pm

Are we to understand that this court has ruled exclusively on the war that occurred after the case was filed? Our government requested arbitration on this matter to ensure that our nation’s shipping and travel were kept safe from Togana’s militarization of the area, which appeared then and remains now highly sinister. Is there nothing more to say regarding the safety and security of our shores, which is without doubt still under threat, especially after Togana and Honorias have come to blows?
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Shockwave on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Honorias wrote:Are we to understand that this court has ruled exclusively on the war that occurred after the case was filed? Our government requested arbitration on this matter to ensure that our nation’s shipping and travel were kept safe from Togana’s militarization of the area, which appeared then and remains now highly sinister. Is there nothing more to say regarding the safety and security of our shores, which is without doubt still under threat, especially after Togana and Honorias have come to blows?

Appended ruling given concerns:

It is of our opinion that two nations are capable of discussions concerning the safety of their nations. However, we have decided that Honorias and Togana will abide by the Security Council's shipping lanes for both of their nations. They may not be effected militarily unless an appropriate situation arises. The territory of the Toganan islands will be at most 50 miles from land to ocean and may not be impeded by Honorian vessels unless authorized. Anything beyond the 50 mile marker of either Togana and Honorias, is International Waters.

Crucial Aspect:

Both nations must log all naval (military or otherwise) movement around the islands near, on, or around the six closest islands of both nations in a publicly visible area of the Security Council Chambers (unless determined to be placed elsewhere). The circumference will encompass those islands only and accompanying waters.  

***So Ordered.***
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Re: [Authorized Arbitration] [IC] Honorias vs. Togana [Resolved] [Presiding Judge: Shockwave]

Post by Honorias on Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:09 pm

We thank the Court for this amended ruling. We find it difficult to stomach that our nation has been so grievously punished for responding to Toganan aggressive movements in all cases—especially as the judge has read the full transcript of our attempt to arbitrate with an unwilling party—but as our primary concern has been met, I have been instructed to register the High Queen’s acceptance of this verdict.
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