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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: divitaen_1416909512

Repeal "Chemical Weapons Accord"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#272

Proposed by: Divitaen

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #272: Chemical Weapons Accord (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Understanding the concerns of World Assembly nations that desire to own and maintain chemical weapons stockpiles for their national security,

Recognizing the need for the World Assembly to conform to moral principles and an ethical understanding of acceptable wartime practices,

Lauding the good intentions of the author of this Resolution in restricting and regulating the use of chemical weapons in warfare to ensure limited harm to civilian populations,

Concerned that clause (4) requires nations to take "all measures necessary and practical in preventing the sale or transfer of chemical weapons from their own nation to any other party if that transfer is intended to facilitate the violation of the intentions and provisions of this act", considering that it places an undue burden on World Assembly nations due to the difficulty in ascertaining, during a conflict, if a nation intentionally used chemical weapons to target or disproportionately harm civilians,

Appalled that this Resolution, in effect, legitimises nations in owning, maintaining and building chemical weapons stockpiles,

Understanding that chemical agents, once released, are nearly impossible to contain due to factors of the natural environment spreading and proliferating chemical agents towards civilians or contaminating water supplies in the long-term,

Recognizing that chemical weapons cause disproportionately short-term and long-term damage to civilian populations due its uncontrollable spread and its damage to infrastructure and civilian supplies,

Understanding that chemical weapons, such as nerve agents, often cause slow, painful and tortured deaths to civilians and military personnel alike, with debilitating symptoms including death by asphyxiation, convulsions, involuntary defecation, chemical burns and blisters,

Believing that a Resolution legitimising the ownership of such lethal and painful weapons violates basic moral principles, attacks the ethical fibre of the World Assembly and represents an aberration of international law by allowing weapons that caused cruel and unusual deaths, both slow and quick,

Cognizant of the fact that many military alternatives exist that may fulfill the strategic purposes of chemical weapons deployment while avoiding the short-term and long-term ethical harms that accrue from the use of chemical weapons,

Seeking a replacement Resolution that will ban nations from owning chemical weapons and create a timetable for destruction of present stockpiles, which is as yet impossible due to acknowledgement in this Resolution that "nations may possess chemical weapons",

The General Assembly,

Hereby Repeals GA Resolution #272, "Chemical Weapons Accord"

Approvals: 13 (Belique, Gepartia, Kalifati Arab shqiptar, Krankor, Liberated Global Overstate, Krankenwagens, Misplaced States, Aksun, NewTexas, HashtagSwiggityWar, Nava Siam, Federation of Galice, Black Rain)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 57 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 2 days 8 hours


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