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The Ethical Kernel is a special portion of our constitution that is:

1. Fairly unchangeable.
2. Commits the Party to be certain things, and defines the outer limits of the persona of the Party.

It does however seek to avoid constraining Party Consensus too much.

You can read the Ethical Kernel on the following pages.

What is the "ethical kernel"?

[The Ethical Kernel] binds the Party and all forms of its Consensus in these ways:

firstly, all Consensus of Assemblies and all Party Consensus must seek to be guided in all things first by compassion, then by the pursuit of justice, and never the other way around, and
secondly, all Consensus of Assemblies and all Party Consensus must seek never to take a decision which will result directly in unavoidable injury to a human being, and must not, through inaction, allow human beings or humanity to come to harm, and
the Party must act transparently, so both the Membership and the Public may understand its workings and purposes, and
Party Officials must always act in accordance with the Consensus of relevant Assembllies and Party Consensus, except where such action would conflict with this Part, the “Ethical Kernel”.

The Ethical Kernel

The Party is founded upon principles elaborated from the proponents of socialism, communism, and anarchism, and is in perpetuity socialist,
and in perpetuity in support of the principles of mutual aid, and the right to both a just value upon and a fair say with regards one's own labour; we commit in perpetuity the Party to democracy by consensus decisionmaking.

Both Members and Officers of the Party must not:

engage in any behaviour that is anti-social, prejudicial, racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, hateful, or which constitutes bullying or harassment, and must further not engage in inducement or incitement towards any of the preceding. Any such behaviour will be reviewed for harm by the Committee of Resolutions in accordance with these articles and may result in expulsion from roles or the Membership.

The Ethical Kernel

If the Secretaries of Resolution rule in initial consideration that the breach would be of high harm if true (which is not an indication of guilt itself), then the Member will be suspended until the end of the investigation by the Party.

Please see the Annexe [to the Constitution] for specific guidance on disciplinary proceedings.

The entirety of this Part (Part 3) of the articles are hereby declared the only portion of the Party to be utterly permanent, for as long as the Party exists, and any change here that is not in addition not just to the letter but the spirit of the intentions of the articles is to be assumed a dissolution of the Party. To be clear: no mechanism exists for changing the Ethical Kernel, but mechanisms do exist for expanding its scope and raising its bar.

Any living human individual may donate to the Party, but they may not donate more than £500 per calendar year. Any individual who is found to pass money to another individual to circumvent this limitation will be subject to expulsion after fair application of the Party disciplinary process.

The Ethical Kernel

Organisations, societies, and corporations are ordinarily barred from donating to the Party except with the express exceptional permission of the Membership as a result of a Party Thing. Foreign organisations (being those which are not registered in the Nation) are expressly forbidden from donating, as are individuals who are non-dom status in relation to the Nation.

The Ethical Kernel