Writ of Cessation
A Writ of Cessation is a binding legal document issued by Dominion courts to legal entities instructing them to, either immediately or within a certain period of time, cease a particular activity or set of activities. These documents are typically served by haruses in the southeast of the Pāll-tanír.
When a Dominion Court finds that a legal entity is not acting in accordance with the law, or is otherwise committing undesirable acts, it issues a Writ of Cessation either as part of an enforcement action or as an enforcement action in its entirety. Writs of Cessation carry the force of law and empower government officials, both local and imperial, to take whatever reasonable measures are necessary in order to see to its enforcement.
A Writ of Cessation begins with what is known as the "Command of Cessation". In this section, the specific and general actions that are to be ceased are outlined, along with a timeframe in which the command is expected to be followed, and, if specified, the period of time for which these actions are to be ceased. A Command of Cessation with no specified end date is considered indefinite. In some cases, especially when the Writ of Cessation is issued to a business or organization, the Command of Cessation may simply say that the recipient is to cease all operations, effectively dissolving the business or organization. Following the Command of Cessation, the "Statements of Revocation" may follow. In this section of the document, any licenses or qualifications that the recipient might have, to perform the activities they are being commanded to cease, may be revoked. In the case of businesses and organizations being shut down through a Writ of Cessation, the recipient's license to trade or operate is usually revoked here. The "Summary of Facts and Findings" follows the Statements of Revocation, or replaces them if they are not present, in which the court outlines the facts surrounding the case and the findings that led to the determination that the issuance of a Writ of Cessation is appropriate. What follows is the "Compendium of Facts and Findings", where each fact, finding, and justification for the issuance of the Writ of Cessation is explained in detail. In high-profile cases, this section might inflate the size of the Writ so much that the Writ is issued in the form of a book. Finally, attached at the end of the Writ of Cessation, is the "Requisition of Fees and Fines" where any relevant legal fees and fines imposed by the government are outlined.