The Principles of Republic is a title given to the preamble to the Ethenfarr Oath, which has often been published and circulated as a stand-alone text. The document consists of a set of statements about attitudes "which inhere in the just system of governance" and "promote the value, dignity, and well-being of every person." It lays out, in more abstract terms, those features the drafters deemed necessary to the establishment of the republican states they envisioned, to be followed by the more concrete plan laid out in the Oath itself and subsequent documents. Terran observers have referred to the document as "Menem's Declaration of Human Rights."