The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty
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THE STANDARD FOR ALL THAT WE DO
Truth: is the Standard to which we must live
All the major legal principles that promote genuine and authentic nobility, royalty and chivalry are contained in the following new two volume book. Note what is says in the first paragraph of the Foreword:
The whole field of nobility and royalty is in disarray and confusion. It is rife with falsehoods, misguided experts, phony princes, and counterfeit chivalric orders. Besides the numerous scams and charlatans that exist, there is a widespread misunderstanding of the international and natural laws that govern dynastic rights. This is a field that is truly divided. This sad state of affairs need not continue. If international law is honored, revered and respected, then everything can be set in its proper order. The grand key to this needed unity is the rule of the just, time-honored laws that already exist.
The author is Dr. Stephen Baca y Kerr, JD, LLM, MAT, former special counsel to the Imperial and Royal House of Habsburg, Professor and Dean of the Law School at the International College of Interdisciplinary Studies. His book is The Entitlement to Rule: Legal, Non-Territorial Sovereignty in International Law and it is a masterpiece. Note excerpts of what people have said about it:
"It is written in a clear and compelling manner. It is hoped that more and more people will become familiar with the laws of justice contained in this book." (Thubten Samphel, director of the Tibet Policy Institute of the Central Tibetan Administration and author of the book Falling Through the Roof, Dharamshala, India)
"It is magnificently done and of great worth." (Adalberto J. Urbina Briceno, Sc.D., Professor Head of the Public International Law Chair of the Catholic University Andres Bello- Caracas)
"It is a goldmine of references and is a valuable account of a [thought provoking] . . . and poorly understood area of law." (Rev'd Professor Noel Cox, LLM, MA, MTheol, Ph.D., LTh, FRHists, Barrister, Aberystwyth University, New Zealand)
"Dr. Kerr has put together a book that is a "one of a kind" providing what is needed to perpetuate the rights of deposed sovereignty. For all those interested in the legal future of nobility and royalty, this is a very important, scholarly and insightful book to read." (LaWanna Blount, Ph.D., F.Coll.T, vice president and professor at the American College of Interdisciplinary Sciences, Como, Mississippi, USA)
"Dr. Kerr's book . . . is one of those . . . path breaking works that throws new light on a field of study . . . on the complex legal and philosophical sinews that keep alive [deposed] monarchies. . . . This type of writing fills a huge gap within the royal studies field. . . ." (Dr. Diana Mandache, historian and author, Budapest, Romania)
"The author obviously has a deep understanding of international law and how it relates to deposed monarchies and exiled governments. The content is well structured and well written. I accept this book as conforming to the highest academic standards expected of a master scholar and practitioner." (Alexander Arapov, Sc.D., Professor of the Department of Philosophy and Sociology of the All-Russian State Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics, a branch of the Financial University of the Russian Federation)
"This has been the most interesting and helpful book I have read in the field of nobiliary law as well as international law . . . . It exemplifies the highest level of scholarly content, clarity and depth of inquiry yet presented on this profound and important subject." (Prof. Dr. Mirjana Radovic-Markovic, Academician, Institute of Economic Sciences and Faculty of Business Economics and Entrepreneurship, Belgrade, Serbia)
This unique book is being offered for free because of its singular importance to the field of nobility and royalty. Go to the website: www.the-entitlement-to-rule.com.
"Truth is the fairest gem. . . .It is of priceless value. . . . the brightest prize. . . .Truth is the sum of existence . . . eternal, unchanged and evermore." (reference unknown) Truth is the kindest, most thoughtful, loving and considerate thing one can give to another. It is not contingent upon one's belief in it, altered by the words one chooses to describe it, or wounded if neglected, it is simply the truth and if we ignore it, it is STILL nothing less than what is real and true and priceless. We can't live in fairy stories and make believe or thrive in cloud cuckoo land in regard to titles, genealogy and knighthood. Only what is real and authentic is acceptable, embraced and honored.
Truth is, in fact, the greatest treasure in existence. Without it we are enslaved or held down by darkness and error. Hence, it is our mission to pull back the curtain and reveal truth as something of immense value and worth --- greater than anything else. The old saying of the Lord that “the truth shall make you free,” reinforces what a treasure the truth really is. The truth makes us free from mistakes, absurdities and deception. This is to be free from some of the greatest tragedies and losses of life.Knowledge of this truth is the power to be free and liberated from the past and be able to boldly move into the future with confidence and the assurance that all eternity is on one's side.
However, to stand up for the truth often means others will criticize and belittle. They use the juvenille tactic of name calling. This must be endured, however, because it really doesn't matter what is popular or politically correct. What matters is what is authentic and true. Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “In choices of fashion go with the current, but in principle be as immoveable as granite” --- like the mountains. We may be controversial at times --- we may ruffle some feathers, if we must, but that is the only choice we can make to be true to our trust. We cannot compromise.
It may be dangerous to the reputation to say the world is “round,” if the prevailing belief is that it is “flat,” but those who say the world is “flat” will be proven wrong in the end. Opinions, even popular ones, are not facts, and sooner or later, they must give way to what is real. In other words, every foundation is exposed for what it really is eventually --- in the long run. But those who stand up for truth give everyone a great gift that will be appreciated in the end. In other words, we would rather be right than popular.
Therefore, the standard is high and must necessarily be so to maintain quality. We are an evidence based society. Our moto is, "based on solid evidence." If the only "proof" we have is circumstantial, a determination cannot be sustained, no matter how strongly the evidence may suggest something. Circumstantial evidence must be of a conclusive character, pointing directly and unerringly in support of a claim or be beyond a reasonable doubt; mere suspicion, conjecture, probabilities, or suppositions are insufficient for Full Recognition. There must not be another reasonable explanation for the facts.
Provisional Certification, which is a lesser level, cannot rest merely on what has the greater weight of the evidence. This level of assurance requires much more than a preponderance of the evidence or above a 50% level of assurance. The proof must be found to be credible, convincing and highly compelling. The facts and the testimony must be precise and explicit, and there must be no confusion on the matter.
These requirements are to ensure that judgments are sound and decisions are solidly based on a foundation that can support it and maintain it, and are necessary in the kind of world we live in.
This is a very mixed up world of falsehoods, the mocking of sacred things and propaganda. Science, history and philosophy are sadly mutated and disfigured to promote political agendas or schemes that ultimately hurt mankind and many of the people who do this wear the habliments of respectability or are considered pillars of society. Corruption is rampant in every field of endeavor. In this confusion, scholars and many individuals in the area of nobility and royalty are also lead astray and in a spirit of meanness call other's opinions "balderdash" and even attack each other. The result is division and discord instead of unity and agreement.
The problem is that no one is recognized as "the authority" in order to settle differences and create oneness. This sad state of affairs, however, is nothing compared to the evil that charlatans and scoundrels perpetrate upon the innocent and unsuspecting. But those in the field of royalty, nobility and chivalry could be united by something that doesn't change, something that is immovable and firm like granite rock, which reflects the wisdom of all the ages of man.
It is an understatement that international law does not rest on "a solid, sure and effective basis." (F. N. Keen, reveiw of a pamplet entitled "What's Wrong with International Law?," w. Friedmann author, The Modern Law Review, vol. 5, no. 2, November 1941, p. 153) It has some "serious . . . weaknesses and defects," and there is little "precision" in the use of its rules. (Ibid., p. 154) But international law focuses primarily on "de jure external" and "defacto external sovereignty" instead of "de jure internal sovereignty" --- the lawful rights and sovereignty of deposed monarchs and legitimate governments in exile. This area, the internal arena, sometimes called dynastic law, is black and white. There is little that is gray or obscure upon which to disagree if you fully accept and abide by the international law principle of "prescription." "Prescription," which applies to deposed sovereigns, is solid and immovable. It is considered to be completely fair and just and in harmony with the law of nature. (Emerich de Vattel, The Law of Nations, Book II, chapter 11, no. 150) It recognizes that a deposed monarch and his successor can hold their royal rights permanently and forever if these rights are maintained. You can built something magnificent and beautiful on it, because it will support the weight and not fracture or fall apart. The foundation is rock solid like granite. (See "Dynastic Law" and "DEPOSED SOVEREIGNTY AND ROYALTY: how to preserve it and how to lose it"
The point is, everything of any real importance in the field of nobility, royalty and chivalry, or a true fons honorum, revolves around sovereignty and the principles of "prescription." "Prescription" provides the only principle of international law that protects the sovereign and royal rights of deposed monarchs and their heirs. All the components and ingredients of it have been around since ancient times or time immemorial. And there is ". . . world-wide agreement as to its essential doctrines." (Charles P. Sherman, "Acquisitive Prescription: Its Existing World Uniformly," The Yale Law Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, December 1911, p. 147) It is ". . . unquestionably, a central tenet of law." (Ray Ibrahim, "The Doctrine of Laches in International Law," Virginia Law Review, vol. 83, no. 3, April 1997, p. 658) The point is, the basic principles of justice and therefore prescription in general will never change or be altered. It is dependable and reliable, so much so that in a series of international arbitration hearings, it was stated that "[t]he permanent court of arbitration has never denied the principle of prescription, a principle well recognized in international law, and it is fair to believe it will never do so." (Gentini Case, in Venezuelan Arbitrations, supra note 82, at 725 ) In other words, you can bank on this principle being inviolate and clear no matter what governments do in modern times. (See: "DEPOSED SOVEREIGNTY AND ROYALTY: how to preserve it and how to lose it"
Thus the real key or core issue centers around the simple principles of sovereignty --- the most basic and fundamental principles of all international law. These concepts of justice are so important that if you throw out traditional international law in regard to this monumental and towering subject, then no “de jure” royalty or nobility even exists except in the imagination. Everyone is a commoner. With no "de jure" sovereignty, no one could rightfully or lawfully hold any titles, or award the honors of knighthood, who is not presently reigning over a country. For all "de jure" rights and royal privileges hang on this one thing. It is the chief cornerstone or legal basis for all nonreigning nobility or royalty. Pull this foundation out and there is no foundation to support anything of value or validity. Legitimacy is deeply rooted in the law of nations, which is the law of justice, the law of truth, the law of nature, and the law of the ages. (op.cit., Vattel, no. 147) In other words, it is "implicit in international law," which means it is implied as a fundamental or integral part of its very fiber and being. (Stephen Kerr, "King and Constitution in International Law," The Augustan, 18:4, 1977, p. 126) (See also: "Sovereignty & The Future of Nobility and Royalty," "Dynastic Law" and "Sovereignty in the Holy Roman and Byzantine Empires")
If a claim is authentic and genuine or in harmony with the law of sovereignty or royal rights, then we must proclaim it as such and will honor those deserving of this high regard. The problem is that there are too many fantasy claims built on nothing more than wishful thinking. Then there are the charlatans, the impersonators and scammers. There are hundreds of them, who don't care if their false claims constitute depravity of soul and the robbery of others. If a claim is fraudulent, the public should be protected and safeguarded from it. (See: "Fake Titles and Counterfeits" and "Title of Nobility Scams")
Our commitment is to never compromise, no matter what. The truth is the immaculate pearl, the pinnacle of everything sound and worthwhile. To this end, we dedicate ourselves and our sacred honor.
We encourage you to read and enjoy the articles that follow, which are informative and can deepen one's understanding of the whys and wherefores as well as the true and permanent rights of royalty, nobility and chivalry. The following articles are considered to be especially important and valuable:
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