Ministry of Justice

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The Imperial Ministry of Justice exercises authority over violations of Imperial law, especially when those violations occur on Imperial territory, including within the extrality boundary of starports.

  • Judges, justices, and the other personnel of the Imperial justice system are part of the Ministry of Justice. Most higher staff but not all staff are nobles.
  • Because the Third Imperium is such a distributed power ("feudal confederation"), few laws have ultimate authority throughout the Third Imperium. Apart from the use of force, taxation, trade, and interstellar relations on a macro level, the Emperor delegates most lesser details of life to local nobles, bureaucrats, and planetary governors.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Depending upon the crime, criminal courts may impose fines, imprisonment, banishment, or the death penalty. In important cases, or cases where capital punishment is an option, a separate tribunal is convened to determine the sentence.

  • Penal System: The Ministry of Justice also maintains the Imperial Prison system to house convicted criminals. The subsector dukes oversees the prisons and exile camps.
  • Inquisitorial Agents : Lastly, the Ministry of Justice appoints special agents to travel throughout the Imperium to investigate specific cases, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice. Most of these agents act with the direct authority of the Minister, and a few have limited Imperial Warrants, making them personal representatives of the Emperor.

Imperial Jurisdiction[edit]

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Taxation & Trade[edit]

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Use of Force[edit]

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Interstellar Civil Rights[edit]

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Sophontic Code (Rights)[edit]

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Clonal Code (Rights)[edit]

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Code of Robota[edit]

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Treatise on Exotic Life[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

High nobles, acting as the Minister of Justice, operate the Imperial Courts. This duty may require acting as a judge for some important cases, but usually consists of monitoring the actions of lesser judges and reviewing their decisions.

  • The criminal court is inquisitorial.
  • Judges are selected by the subsector Dukes. Justices need not be trained in law, they may retain a court legate to advise them in facts of law for a particular case. Important cases require a tribunal of three justices. The judgement of the court is final and there are no Imperial appeals court.

Interstellar Relations & Ministry of Justice[edit]

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Quarantine Branch & Ministry of Justice[edit]

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Institutional Timeline[edit]

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