Initial negotiations between LR Minister of Foreign Affairs and her Federation counterpart, Chief Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs Fredrick Dover, began in late March 2015 in response to suspicions that the PBR is developing a nuclear weapons program. Both Dover and Hanover emphasized that all other Lego nations are encouraged to sign on to the agreement, after which they will be entitled to representation in LINC.
The contents of the treaty can be found below:
I. The Lego Republic and the Federation of Legopolis, in the interest of preserving minifig safety around the world and preventing the destruction of the minifig race, hereby agree to the following terms:
1. An immediate moratorium on the construction, development, possession, research, and testing of nuclear weapons
2. An understanding that nuclear knowledge and capabilities are only to be used for peaceful energy purposes
3. A ban on production or possession of materials with either a primary purpose or an intent to be used to form nuclear weapons.
4. A ban on purchasing, bartering for, or otherwise acquiring nuclear weapons, materials with either a primary purpose or an intent to be used to form nuclear weapons., or information on nuclear weapons, from any state or group
II. This section comprises the charter of the Lego International Nuclear Committee.
1. The Lego International Nuclear Committee (LINC) will be formed as a neutral observer of nuclear and atomic weapons and energy in the Lego world. The committee will be composed of three representatives from each member state. The chairmanship of LINC will rotate among member states every six months in the order in which the respective countries signed on to the treaty. LINC will conduct neutral, objective inspections of nuclear facilities in member states. LINC will also provide aid to any country, including those who are not party to this treaty, in the event of nuclear accidents, such as a meltdown. The committee will supply member states with nuclear safety expertise for peaceful energy purposes if requested. LINC will have the authority to establish subsidiary agencies if necessary to carry out its objectives. Each member state will contribute between 1 and 2.5 percent of its annual budget to LINC for funding.
2. Creation of subsidiary agencies shall require a 2/3 supermajority vote, in which every representative shall be permitted to vote. For all other activity which will require a vote, a simple majority is required.
3. Member states shall choose their own representatives without outside interference.
4. All signatory states will allow neutral international weapons inspectors from the LINC free and unimpeded access to all nuclear facilities. These inspectors will enjoy diplomatic immunity during their visits to countries in which they are conducting inspections.
5. Representatives' terms will not be limited. A two-thirds supermajority is needed to impeach a representative, which can only happen in cases of gross negligence or unlawful or unethical conduct. If a representative is removed from the council, he or she will be replaced by the government of the state represented by that individual.
6. Member state representatives will hold meetings on a regular basis, at least every two months. These meetings may be
taped or observed by governments of member states unless circumstances require business to be conducted in secret.
1. Signature to this treaty is understood to mean acceptance of membership in LINC and an agreement to follow the regulations set out in LINC's founding charter (section II).
2. Amendments to this treaty must be approved by all member states.
For the Lego Republic: Jane Hanover, Minister of Foreign Affairs
For the Federation of Legopolis: Fredrick Dover, Chief Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs