This Code of Civil Procedure shall be an an Imperial Law dealing with the due procedure of courts, and civil courts in particular. This Imperial Law provides the necessary details to the provisions within the Human Rights Act.
By virtue of this fact the Head of Quoros, represented by The Emperor, has signed and promulgated this Imperial Law.
Art. 0 | Impartiality
Judicial power shall be exercised by independent courts that are subject only to the law.
Art. 1 | Civil Courts
(0) There shall be three different types of civil courts, namely
- Imperial Civil Court
- Domain Civil Court
- Religious Civil Court
(1) Imperial Civil Courts shall only be subject to imperial legislation; Domain Civil Courts shall be subject to domain-specific legislation, but also respect the imperial legislation; Religious Civil Courts shall be subject to religious code.
(2) The jurisdiction of those courts shall be as in follows.
Art. 2 | Religious Civil Courts
As stated uner Art. 1.0, there may be Religious Civil Courts subject to religious code. Religious Civil Courts shall be able to judge throughout The Empire, regardless of which domain it is located in. Any such courts must make the code they judge on publicly available. Only communities acknowledged as a religion may install Religious Civil Courts under Imperial supervision.
Art. 3 | Jurisdiction of Religious Civil Courts
(0) Religious Civil Courts may only judge in matters of domestic relations and family laws, inheritance law, and commercial law.
(1) Religious Civil Codes may only judge, if all involved parties unanimously agree to
. (a) be judged in a Religious Civil Court, and
. (b) the code on which base the court judges, and
. (c) which court the matter shall be dealt in.
(2) The consent to any point under Art. 3.1 (a) - (c) may be withdrawn within 3 days of time.
(3) A matter shall not be dealt with in a Religious Civil Court, if it involves a person non compos mentis or a minor person under imperial law.
Art. 4 | Jurisdiction of Domain Civil Courts
Domain Civil Courts shall be, if exists, the court to judge any civil matters.
Art. 5 | Jurisdiction of Imperial Civil Courts
The Imperial Civil Courts shall only judge, if there are no Domain Civil Courts in the domain, or if the judgement of a Domain Civil Court has been appealed and the Imperial Civil Court has not refused the appeal upon review.
Art. 6 | Annulability
(0) The judgements of a Religious Civil Court is only refutable in the same court. Any appeal in other courts shall be inadmissible, unless the judgement was given by the Religious Civil Court despite having no jurisdiction on the matter.
(1) Any judgement given by Domain Civil Courts may be annuled by an Imperial Civil Court.
(2) An appeal must be made within 30 days upon receiving the court verdict. If not appealed within time, the verdict shall be final.
(3) The Imperial Civil Court may declare a verdict it made final.
(4) No appeal shall be admissible once a verdict is final.
Art. 7 | Procedure in Imperial Civil Courts
Civil cases in Imperial Civil Courts shall be dealt with under the German Code of Civil Procedure where it doesn't conflict the imperial legislation. The imperial legislation shall always be of higher order. If a domain has no own Code of Civil Procedure, the same rule shall apply to the domain. The Imperial Civil Court shall be regarded as a German federal court in civil and private law.