Overview of Ignita Veritas United
Multifunctional Role as International Non-Profit Institution
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) is a union of States, united by sovereignty, human rights and humanitarian missions, established as a not-for-profit (“non-profit”) inter-governmental organization (IGO), empowered by its own official authorities as a sovereign subject of international law.
The Latin name “Ignita Veritas” means “Fire of Truth”, or “Light of Truth”. This represents its foundational dedication to the principle that objective factual truth, upheld by verifiably truthful information, is a basic human right, and is the necessary fabric of civilization. For this reason, most of the projects and missions of IVU are primarily driven by the academic and scholarly resources of its namesake Ignita Veritas University (IV University).
As an inter-governmental organization (IGO), which developed as an “institution of institutions” operated by “groups of groups”, providing shared infrastructure supporting its collective of Member States, IVU is the host institution for diverse autonomous official bodies and specialized institutions.
All of the key IVU subdivisions for its strategic missions are internationally and governmentally licensed, holding all relevant licenses from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Justice and Ministries of Education of multiple governments, including the collective Member States of the host IGO institution. These licensed authorities are further backed by direct statutory authorities in conventional international law.
The central theme which unifies all IVU programs and services, just as it unites its constituent Member States, is “human rights through geopolitical balance and socio-economic prosperity under the rule of law”.
IVU is the IGO host institution for the autonomous Magna Carta Bar Chambers (MCBC) providing licensed legal services. This traditional non-profit University Law Center is authorized to provide expert legal support and advisory services, strategic and transactional legal work, as an international law firm for private, governmental or intergovernmental organizations worldwide.
Combining its Law Center and University aspects in the context of international law, IVU is also the host institution for the autonomous Council on Alternative Policy Studies (CAPS), a non-profit geopolitical research institute and Think Tank for governments and civil society organizations, promoting socio-economic prosperity and human rights under international law.
As an inter-governmental organization (IGO) with its own Diplomatic Status, backed by its Law Center and Think Tank, IVU contributes specialized advisory support and technical expertise to assist other IGO institutions, including the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and United Nations (UN), enabling IVU to effectively contribute to applied geopolitics for real-world impact.
IVU is the host institution for the autonomous Sovereign Court of International Justice (SCIJ) as the High Court for international law and human rights, and its companion Arbitration Court of International Justice (ACIJ) as the Common Court for civil litigation and binding arbitration. Both are inter-governmental official Courts of Law of the independent Judiciary profession, with supra-governmental universal jurisdiction at the highest level of conventional international law, additionally licensed by multiple governments to serve as an official Court of Justice and independent Judiciary body.
IVU is also the host institution for the autonomous World Coalition of Refugee Rights (WCRR), providing governmental protection and consular support to refugees, as part of its intervention and relief for humanitarian crises. The Refugee Agency (WCRR) helps refugees by diplomatic support and establishing “safe zones” in their home country or native region, or temporary self-sufficient communities in receiving countries protecting the rights and security of host country citizens, with strategies for sustainable political and socio-economic empowerment.
In the educational sector, IVU provides a governmentally licensed and accredited educational institution, and as an internationally licensed accrediting body in its own right, upholding the highest international standards of academia, and promoting advancements in the scholarly professions, in cooperation with other accredited universities and academic institutions.
In the public sector, IVU serves as an independent contractor for other inter-governmental organizations or government agencies, providing operational support for international security, protection of national sovereignty, promotion of socio-economic prosperity, upholding international law, and defending civil rights and human rights.
In these public-sector roles, IVU serves as an independent inter-governmental organization (IGO) institution, possessing its own official authorities and diplomatic status as a sovereign subject of international law. It thereby maintains political neutrality, is not subject to influence by any particular country, and equally protects the legitimate interests of all countries under international law.
In the private sector, IVU operates a University Law Center, providing licensed services for legal and economic security, as an international law firm. These capabilities can be applied to the protection of national critical infrastructure assets which are operated by private enterprises, professional institutions and non-profit organizations.
In these private-sector roles, IVU gives private companies and organizations many of the capabilities and advantages which national security agencies use to protect government ministries and subdivisions, and empowers the private sector to operate more freely with less governmental interference.
Multinational Background with Geopolitical Balance
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) evolved from decades of development and networking by diverse non-profit organizations, assisted by cooperation with various universities, private government contractors and veterans associations, from multiple countries of different political alignments.
The formation of IVU was inspired by the Western tradition of entrepreneurs applying strong discipline, advanced skills and empowered leadership abilities, as the driving force for prosperity in support of human rights.
It was equally inspired by the Eastern European tradition of scholarly societies and academic associations commanding the attention and respect of governments, as guardians of the public welfare, to contribute educational resources in support of international peace and humanitarian affairs.
While the development of IVU was initially driven by leading world experts from North American and Eastern European academic and governmental circles, it was greatly enhanced by the unique contributions of top university scholars and experts from the Middle East, the African continent, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This diverse underlying academic and cultural background has made IVU and its autonomous IGO official bodies fully compatible with the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of independent countries constituting over 70% of the United Nations General Assembly. As a result, IVU as an institution is organically “mainstream”, with an underlying “grassroots” foundation, while remaining free from undue influence from any particular country.
Accordingly, as an official inter-governmental organization (IGO), Ignita Veritas United (IVU) may be represented by a subsidiary or affiliate non-profit institution incorporated in a domestic jurisdiction, without any involvement or dependence upon any governmental authority of the country of representation, preserving its independence and sovereignty at the supra-governmental level of conventional international law.
For geopolitical balance and stability, IVU as a sovereign IGO institution holds multiple permanent international licenses for its official bodies, from multiple governments including its collective Member States, thus preventing any controlling influence from any particular country.
Non-Profit Tax Exempt and Tax Deductible Status
Ignita Veritas United (IVU) is a sovereign subject of international law, as an inter-governmental organization (IGO) of diplomatic status, which thus inherently holds statutory universal Tax Exempt status under conventional international law, by necessary effect of its sovereign immunity (UN Economic Rights and Duties of States, Article 2.1; UN Jurisdictional Immunities of States, Articles 1, 2.1(b)(iii)).
As a humanitarian institution chartered by its Member States as Not for Profit (“Non-Profit”), any domestic representation also holds statutory automatic Tax Exempt status under the United States Tax Code, specifically “501(a) Status” under 26 USC §501(a) as a “civic organization for social welfare” and a “society for educational purposes”, and thus by law is wholly exempt from any special filings or regulation associated with the popularized “501(c)(3)” status, thereby preserving its independence.
As a Non-Profit humanitarian institution, all donations and grants to even foreign branches of IVU are generally Tax Deductible by universal standards under customary international law. Under the United States Tax Code, all donations to a domestic representation are automatically Tax Deductible by 26 USC §170(a)(1) and §170(c)(2) as “exclusively for charitable or educational purposes”, and all donations from individuals to its foreign branches are automatically Tax Deductible by 26 USC §170(c)(4).
The United States Tax Code clearly provides that donations are Tax Deductible whenever made “for the use of” the Non-Profit organization, under 26 USC §170(c), thus allowing for a private or affiliated Trustee to receive donations on behalf of IVU with full and automatic tax deductibility for the donor.
IVU is also Exempt from Tax Filing or Reporting requirements in the United States (§6001, §6011(a), §6012(a)(2),(8)), as a US registered “foreign corporation” which does not conduct any commercial “business” in the US (§11(d)), is a “non-profit” with no beneficiary “private shareholders” (§501(c)(4)(B)), and “is a resident of a foreign country” (§884(e)(4)(A)).”
IVU manages, supports and promotes a wide range of non-profit, philanthropic and humanitarian projects. Many projects provide support for universities, libraries, museums, charitable programs of religious organizations, and other non-profit institutions. Key strategic missions of IVU humanitarian projects include the protection and enforcement of human rights, and the promotion of access to Justice, and access to education.