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The PanTerra Court of the Ekklesia

The "Ekklesia" is the "body of the congregation" that constitutes the body politic of the PanTerra Private Society. As such, the Ekklesia by lawful right has established its court for the purposes as set forth in the Articles of Establishment and Creation of the Court. The basis of law and global recognition for such can be found, among other places, as follows:

Chapter 1, Article 1, part 2 states that the purpose of the UN Charter is: "To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace."
Article 1 in both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)[8] and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).[9] state: "All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, page 1247, defines Society as: An association or company of persons (generally unincorporated) united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose. In a wider sense, the community of public; the people in general.

Black's Law Dictionary, 4th Edition, page 425 defines Court as: An agency of the sovereign created by it directly or indirectly under its authority, consisting of one or more officers, established and maintained for the purpose of hearing and determining issues of law and fact regarding legal rights and alleged violations thereof, and of applying the sanctions of the law, authorized to exercise its powers in the course of law at times and places previously determined by lawful authority. [Isbill v. Stovall, Tex.Civ.App. 92 S.W.2d 1067, 1070.

Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, page 318 defines Court as: The person and suit of the sovereign; the place where the sovereign sojourns with his regal retinue, wherever that may be.

In the relative hierarchy of law in the law of nations and amongst societies of mankind, the superior authority of Ecclesiastical Law is well established, and the capacity for a private society to create its own court as a Court of the Ekklesia (Ecclesiastical Court) is also well established.