When settlement and employment is possible, the Principality will develop full Civil Laws. Civil laws generally set forth the rights and obligations of individuals and organisations. It aims to sort out problems and arguments between people, and other organisations, like companies.
The Civil laws of the Principality will be developed over time using the decisions of judges in specific cases (called 'case law'). Until such time, the Principality sets forth the following Civil Laws including, but certainly not limited to, the following;
- The age of consent to any form of sexual activity is 16 for both men and women.
- Heterosexual marriage is legal and recognised by the Principality for persons over the age of 18.
- Civil Partnerships of persons over the age of 18 are recognised by the Principality.
- Divorce is legal.
- Prenuptial agreements are legal and enforceable by law.
- Valid Contracts entered into knowingly and legally must be honoured and are enforceable by law.
- Abortion is legal, provided the abortion is carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy and certain criteria are met:
- abortions must be carried out in a hospital or a specialist licensed clinic
- two or more suitably qualified doctors must agree that an abortion would cause less damage to a woman's physical or mental health than continuing with the pregnancy.
There are also a number of rarer situations when the law states an abortion may be carried out after 24 weeks. These include:
- if it's necessary to save the woman's life
- to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman
- if there is substantial risk that the child would be born with serious physical or mental disabilities