The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty
Officers of the Commission
All the major legal principles that promote genuine and authentic nobility, royalty and chivalry are contained in the following new 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, former Professor and Dean of the Law School at the American School 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 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)
"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)
"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)
The first volume of 370 pages can be obtained as an ebook for a donation of $10.00 to the International Commission on Nobility and Royalty. You will need to have an Adobe Reader to enjoy it. The ebook will shortly be available on Amazon, etc., but can be obtained now for $10.00 instead of a higher price later on. The second volume is due to come forth later this year.
We operate with a number of checks and balances to safeguard the integrity of the Commission and itís decisions. Since many of these assurance procedures are spread throughout the website, we thought it appropriate to add this page to explain a few of the more important quality control procedures in one section. From the web page on "Frequently Asked Questions," we quote the questions and answers from number (21) and (22) on the officers and volunteers who make this organization possible:
(21) Why is the Commission so careful to keep itís board members, etc. hidden? Isn't secrecy more typical of the criminal element in society?
First of all, many people are fully aware of who these individuals are, but choose along with the Commission to keep their names and identity in complete confidence. The purpose of this is to protect the good names and reputations of these people from being maligned. It is expected that criticisms against the Commission will occur, but the dedicated men and women who make this whole organization work will be safeguarded. We will be loyal to them and pledge our total loyalty to all those we work with. It is unfortunate, but true, that the world is full of critics who love to slander, put down and hurt even the most sincere of efforts. Frankly, criticism is so easy, but it can be very destructive, therefore, we are highly committed to the principle of protecting all who work with us. Should any individual, who is no longer involved with us, desire to reveal his or her identity that is completely within that personís freedom to do so.
The other reason for strict confidentiality as to who are Board Members, etc. is to protect the organization from being corrupted in any way by influencing any one of the key decision makers through gifts, donations or threats of any kind that could compromise their ability and commitment to be totally objective and fair. Any possible conflict of interests, or personal gain from the merits or outcome of any decision, disqualifies that individual from being involved in any way with that particular case.
As a further policy to protect the integrity of all that is important to us, all that we hold near and dear, no one who works with us may receive any medals, honors, knighthood, title or dignity from any source as long as they are involved or can influence any action of the certification process.
It is hoped that all these checks and balances will result in the utmost, the highest, most reliable, and accurate decisions available on earth.
(22) How can I become a member of one of the Boards?
First of all, no one makes a salaryĖeveryone is a volunteer. Every position must be a matter of personal commitment. Secondly, to be on any one of the boards is by invitation only and that only after years demonstrating one has integrity and whole heartedly supports high standards and will not compromise their integrity. Integrity, after all, is more important than knowledge. Experts and consultants can be hired, but the standards must never be altered or become negotiable under any circumstances.
When anyone contributes higher sums of money, such as, those who become non-royal high diplomates and fellows of the International Commission, they will receive a the report of an outside auditing firm showing that none of the money was used for anything other than the express goals of the Commission for monarchy, etc. No money contributed goes into anyoneís pockets. The Commission is completely run by committed volunteers and does not make a single penny on anything. The auditorís report will show that to be the case.
We have been asked how we can function so inexpensively. The major reason is we wanted to provide a service--not make money. We serve as volunteers, therefore, we can keep costs low and be a benefit to people worldwide.
Other checks and balances, the principles that we presently operate by, will be elaborated eventually to further show how we intend to protect and vouchsafe the integrity of this organization on a permanent basis for generations to come.
The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty is organized as an active corporation in the State of Nevada. The following is our State entity number: E0393452005-6. We have a leased office till June of 2010 with a large meeting room, a bank account, both state and local business license, phone and fax numbers, etc. This arrangement is more than adequately for our needs until the time comes that we are able to expand and enlarge the scope of our activities.
The International Commission
on Nobility and Royalty (ICNR)
311 West Third Street, Suite 1234
Carson City, NV 89703
Message phone: (775) 887-0607
Fax: (775) 887-0738
Peter Harradine is the only officer who is presently allowed to be a public official. He is the webmaster, the one who officially speaks for the Commission and communicates with the public at this time. Despite his corporate titles, the rules and regulations of the Commission, as a check and balance, do not allow him, or anyone else who is involved with the public, to influence any of the important board certification processes, procedures or decisions.
D. Edward Goff, Ph.D., DBA, a longtime member, has accepted being a special representative of The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty. We would like to introduce Dr. Goff, who has accepted the position of being a special representative. Dr. Goff has turned this position down for a long-time and finally decided he would start promoting the ideals and goals of the Commission after all the help we have given him, and he has given us. The following is part of his resume:
Dr. Goff was a District Scout Executive with two national records for goal achievement. He was an officer in the United States Navy and achieved the highest SMI inspection results his ship had in ten years. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and earned the American Psychotherapy Association's highest distinction that of a "master therapist" for unusually high achievement documented in a Federal research project with troubled youth. Dr. Goff has given three regional presentations for NATSAP and gave a presentation entitled, "New Discoveries about the Brain: Practical Implications for the Treatment of Clients" recently at the national conference for the APA in September of 2010 in which he received high reviews. He is now on their National Advisory Board and has participated on APA panels at their national conferences. Dr. Goff is an assistant professor and board member of the full accredited "American College of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences," which promotes genealogy, heraldry, nobility, royalty and chivalry. (See: http://college-of-genealogy.com)
Other officers of the ICNR include an individual who holds a JD degree and is a practicing attorney, plus five other officers who hold bachelors degrees and a nurse. Again, no one makes any money. All are volunteers who enable this organization to accomplish its purposes inexpensively so as to provide a public service to people all over the world. Beside the officers, there are over 60 regular and certified members.
The Office of a Special Representative
When the Commission is fully operational, several special representatives will be identified to be the public arm of the Commission and give talks to demonstrate to the public the importance of our cause and the need to promote it and become a contributing part of it. This in one of our future objectives. We fully intend to do what other organizations have never done before in this field. It will take time, and with the help of those who also care about these things, we can accomplish a lot of good, even some amazing things that many think are unlikely, but we believe are just a matter of time and money.
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:
For "Contact" information or to join the Commission as a contributor or apply for certification for titles, knighthood, status or ancestry, please first read the "Disclaimer and Obligatory Contract." If you fully agree with them, you are welcome to contact us, make contributions, answer our survey and/or become a part of this important cause. Our goals and mission are to protect the public from counterfeit titles, phony knighthoods and fake genealogies. We also want to certify the true and the genuine as well as promote chivalry, royalty and nobility. We need your support. There is so much that needs to be done. We invite you to contribute and join with us.
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