The Southern Axis Treaty Organization is a federal alliance for economic prosperity and military security.
Any bounty hunter seeking to pearl a SATO citizen/resident in SATO territory is obligated to cooperate with local authorities. Permission from the respective member nation is required before any action may be taken. You are emphatically not allowed to walk into our territory and pearl a SATO member without prior authorization just because there are foreign claims on them. Violation can and will lead to prosecution. 
The speaker is elected by the SATO leadership. He coordinates the external communication of the alliance and also makes sure that internal SATO discussions remain civil.
The current speaker is Wingzero54.
Associate members may participate in discussions held in the SATO discord. Bounty hunting is also prohibited in associate nations. However, associate members do not benefit from the defensive obligations of the alliance.
In spring 2019, SATO welcomed Icenia as an associate member. Upon their joining, relations were hesitantly good, although lingering concerns were present. After a heated debate involving former Icenian judge Figasaur, his associate Cr0codile, and specificlanguage about his involvement in Mount Augusta, Icenia made a mutual agreement with the rest of the SATO nations that a relationship within SATO would no longer work and left SATO.