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The Shadow Proclamation was, according to the Tenth Doctor, the "Outer Space Police". (TV: The Stolen Earth) Their responsibilities included upholding Galactic Law (COMIC: The Great Rain Robbery), although their jurisdiction may have been broader as they once planned to declare war "right across the universe" in response to the theft of twenty seven planets. (TV: The Stolen Earth) In his third (AUDIO: Damascus), ninth, (TV: Rose) tenth (TV: Fear Her) and eleventh incarnations, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) the Doctor called miscreants to account for themselves according to its dictates. He would also sometimes transfer criminals whom he had encountered on his travels over to them. (COMIC: The Great Rain Robbery)
Known regulations Edit
According to Shadow Proclamation, "Any legitimate trial form may be used in a Shadow Proclamation hearing". When the requested form of trial was impossible, form reverted to Shadow Proclamation standard. A maximum of two legal requests were allowed. Examples included trial by a jury of peers being a legal standard of 298 member planets and 39761 affiliated worlds and innocent until proven guilty a legal standard of 87 member planets and 12932 affiliated worlds. (PROSE: The Pictures of Emptiness)
The Shadow Proclamation was known to employ the Judoon as their police force. (TV: The Stolen Earth) Ogrons were used before the Judoon, but had to be replaced after their races' dealings with the Daleks. (COMIC: Fugitive)
Earlier history Edit
When Bubastion was tricked into murdering an innocent man in ancient Egypt, he was sealed in the body of a cat for failing to protect humanity, as per the Shadow Proclamation. The Tenth Doctor suggested reciting certain parts of the Proclamation would give him power over Bubastion. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur)
On discovering that aliens were at work in 1st century Pompeii, the Tenth Doctor demanded that the alien identify its place of origin and species designation "as set down by the Shadow Proclamation". (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)
The Shadow Proclamation "promise[d]" to shut down the Gentlemen of the Dice but did not act as they operated just inside Galactic law, forcing the Doctor to intervene personally to save Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot. (AUDIO: The Jago & Litefoot Revival)
21st century Edit
According to the Tenth Doctor, the breeding of Adipose children on Earth was a violation of galactic law since the "seeding" of Level 5 planets was prohibited. Miss Foster, the being in charge of the breeding program, was concerned that the Doctor had alerted the Shadow Proclamation to her activities. (TV: Partners in Crime) The Adiposian First Family (who were behind the breeding program) were later arrested and their children were taken into custody. (WC: Monster File: Adipose)
The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble visited the Shadow Proclamation to alert them to the Earth's disappearance. The Proclamation was already aware of its disappearance along with 24 of the 26 other worlds. The Shadow Architect, according to the Strictures of the Shadow Proclamation, had to seize the Doctor's transport and technology because she wanted him to lead a battle across the universe. The Shadow Architect commanded the Doctor "by the Holy Writ of the Shadow Proclamation" to stop from leaving the planet. (TV: The Stolen Earth).
When Sarah Jane Smith was transported to the Krulius' home planet, she left a signal behind her with the sonic lipstick. Mr Smith was able to contact the Shadow Proclamation with their co-ordinates, and a team of Judoon were dispatched to apprehend the Krulius (COMIC: Monster Hunt)
The Eleventh Doctor invoked the Article 57 of the Shadow Proclamation when he communicated with the Atraxi and ordered them to return to Earth after they decided the destruction of planet Earth in order to kill Prisoner Zero. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
During a case of suicide moons, the Shadow Architect told a Judoon to inform the under-regiment in two sectors when Colony Sarff visited the Proclamation on orders from Davros, in their search for the Twelfth Doctor, but was made to leave as nobody knew where he was. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)
The Shadow Proclamation still existed by the year 3764, when the Ninth Doctor expected that they would "sort out" the "mess" caused when the Jinglatheen plot to take control of the Raxas Alliance by slaughtering unsuspecting Raxacoricofallapatorians was exposed. (COMIC: Doctormania)
Undated events Edit
On Galen, the Ninth Doctor invoked Article 27 to requisition Adriana Jarsdel's recording equipment, including her cyber-augmented assistant, who'd recorded an event the Doctor wished to review. (AUDIO: The Bleeding Heart)
Following an incident in which the Tenth Doctor interfered with "a fixed point in time", specifically events surrounding a film studio in Los Angeles after he saved the life of someone who had been fated to die, (COMIC: Silver Scream) the Shadow Proclamation apprehended the Doctor and put him on trial. An enemy of the Doctor's, Lucas Finch, served as the prosecutor. The Shadow Architect found the Doctor guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment. After it was revealed that the trial was a set up, the Doctor was freed, and the actions of the Ogron Brarshak in protecting the Shadow Architect allowed the Ogrons to join the Shadow Proclamation as a police force. (COMIC: Fugitive)
Behind the scenes Edit
- In the original script for The Stolen Earth, the Shadow Proclamation was supposed to consist of many different species of aliens, including law-abiding Raxacoricofallapatorians, a 2.4m tall Adipose, Vespiforms, Krillitanes, Gelth, Graske, Hath and Sycorax, but the scene was cut due to budget. Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen, having reverted to a younger age after the events of Boom Town, was also meant to make an appearance. Her line has been recorded and archived for future use.