General Assembly Proposals

The following are proposals for WA resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements can make a proposal, but it will only become a resolution (to be voted on by the entire WA) if it is approved by at least 6% of WA Regional Delegates.

As the WA currently has 1,150 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 69 approvals to achieve quorum.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: jirrmany_1416422449

Repeal "Rights of Neutral States"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#255

Proposed by: JIRRmany

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #255: Rights of Neutral States (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGING the importance of protecting the rights and actions of neutral states,

UNDERSTANDING the necessity for an outline of these protected rights;

ASSERTS that GA Resolution # 255 is not an appropriate outline for such rights,

NOTING that GA Resolution # 255 is not an outline of rights of neutral nations, but rather a set of regulations set upon both neutral and belligerent parties, only outlining what each party can NOT do, and not outlining what each CAN do (in the exception of clause 5, which outlines only exceptions to the Resolution's regulations),

RECOGNIZING that GA Resolution # 255 has strict and specific guidelines for nations to be classified as "neutral" or "belligerent," and does not clarify the role, rights, or restrictions of nations that do not classify as either (such as a nation who is not armed or fighting, but allows a belligerent nation to pass through its borders in order to avoid armed conflict),

CONCLUDING that the restrictions of this resolution blatantly ignore the complexities of international war politics by presenting and dealing with only two 'black-and-white' categorizations of nations,

HEREBY REPEALS GA Resolution # 255 "Rights of Neutral States".

Approvals: 30 (Optamia, Liberated Global Overstate, Mallandia, Belique, Architeuthis, MichaelVillia, Regica, Themightymanuel, The Greater Sovereign Empire, The sovereign state of wheezy, Krankor, Timmy City, Vashtanaraada, The Democratic Nation of Unovia, JaubLand, New Nationale Einheit, Rzeczpospolita Krakowska, HashtagSwiggityWar, Hyperbia, The Confederacy of Nationalism, Parsees, Unbesiegbar Prussian Reich, New Sakhalin, BARSUNA, Russian Federation of Putanya, The UFoC Second Fleet, NewTexas, Guinea-Conakry, Rhodevus, Mirahold)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 39 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 5 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: railana_1416589115

Foreign Patent Recognition

A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
 

Category: Free Trade

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Railana

Description: Recognizing that many World Assembly member states use patents to encourage scientific and technological innovation,

Further recognizing that the effectiveness of patents is substantially reduced when other member states fail to recognize them,

Believing that the international recognition of patents will incentivize the creation of new inventions throughout all member states while providing inventors with a fair reward for their labours,

The General Assembly,

  1. Defines "invention", for the purposes of this resolution, as a device, method, composition or process that is useful, novel and nonobvious, even to others skilled in the same field;

  2. Further defines "patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to the creator of an invention, including the right:

    1. to use, manufacture, offer for sale and import or export the invention,

    2. to sell or license any of these rights to others,

    3. to seek an injunction and fair damages against any entity that infringes upon these rights, and

    4. to extinguish any of these rights;

  3. Further defines "foreign patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as any patent granted by another member state;

  4. Mandates that each member state recognize the exclusive rights associated with foreign patents for a minimum of twenty years after the date on which the patent was granted, or the period used by the member state that granted the patent;

  5. Authorizes member states to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights associated with certain foreign patents when:

    1. a substantially similar invention to the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent has been patented by a different inventor in a member state, and the date on which the substantially similar invention was first granted a patent by a member state is prior to the date on which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent by a member state,

    2. the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent is not currently being exploited in that member state, and the inventor has no good faith plans to exploit the invention in that member state in the near future,

    3. the member state in which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent did not release the relevant patent application in a timely manner, and

    4. such limitations and exceptions are necessary to enforce any additional reasonable and appropriate patent regulations created by that member state, including but not limited to regulations regarding the interpretation of clauses 1 and 2 of this resolution, so long as such regulations remain consistent with the object and purpose of this resolution;

  6. Specifies that international intellectual property disputes, including but not limited to international disputes on copyrights, trademarks, or patents, constitute international trade disputes for the purposes of international law;

  7. Clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as requiring member nations to recognize any patents other than foreign patents, nor any patent in respect of an invention that is itself in violation of regulations unrelated to patent law, such as health and safety standards for manufactured goods;

  8. Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on patents.

Approvals: 93 (HashtagSwiggityWar, The Democratic Nation of Unovia, Aurennian Aristocratic Empire, Punching People in the Face, Liberated Global Overstate, Crystal Spires, Valaran, The sovereign state of wheezy, New Sakhalin, Nerdingham, Regica, Black Rain, Solorni, Zorbae, Imperial Eagle, Unibot III, Brechalht, Determan, Baconbacon123, Kumogawa, Exaequatio, Keldabe Nation, Alister, Demongate, Whestion, Vashtanaraada, Unbesiegbar Prussian Reich, Kazkoslovakia, StanislavN, Rapallo, New-Netherealm, The Assassins of Saint John, Mostly Just Sad People, Crustulum Taberna, The Confederacy of Nationalism, Araluen and Eyreland, Israelcube, Parsees, Pyrosky, Palaviil, Partridge Green, New Nationale Einheit, Westmoreland-Lonsdale, The World Worker, Aluthera, Dutchieland, Eastern Equestria, Optamia, BARSUNA, Russian Federation of Putanya, Rights and Peace, Tenma Chi, The Lorians, Jingdood, Areluind, Orion Union, Awesome German Reich, Lygonia, Mikeswill, Zaldia, Yodobashi, Alruniea, United Celtic Regions, Atlesian Empire, Zelcia Royaume, Commodity42, The Eternal Kawaii, Zeborica, Hapsburgia, Crisisies, Hawkswind, Tezzarules990, The United States of Logan, MichaelVillia, The UFoC Second Fleet, Red Dusk II, Adamalk, Metalvania, The Imperial Spatial Hispanic Federation, Icesun, The Federated Provinces of Golachia, GIMPISTAN, East Klent, Mystic Saguenay, Jereathiel of Jedmathia, Oppressia FTDOF, Asmodeus of Lust, Guinea-Conakry, Rhodevus, Maoist People, JaubLand, The Titan Order, Cleopatra Selene)

Status: Quorum Reached: In Queue!

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: schutzenphalia_and_west_ruhntuhnkuhnland_1416675731

Repeal "On Genetically Modified Foods"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
 

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#158

Proposed by: Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #158: On Genetically Modified Foods (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Deeply concerned that the definition of “genetically modified foods” used in Resolution #158 on the subject is technically flawed,

Sagely recognising that limiting definition of genetically modified foods to those involving the “introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes” does not take account of:

  • The transplantation of material from same or similar species (cisgenesis);

  • Genetic modification without the introduction of new material, rather through the manipulation of the existing material, such as gene knockout;

  • The use of recombinant RNA instead of DNA as a vector;

Strongly believing that any legislation intended to require labelling of all genetically modified foods should employ due scientific rigour in its definitions,

Further considering the scope of the requirements to label any food crossing international borders to be excessive, given that it would necessitate the labelling of food waste not intended for consumption, food products posing no risk of transgenic contamination, and small quantities intended for personal consumption rather than resale;

Severely doubting that given these flaws these requirements are useful, justified, or in the best interests of member nations,

Remaining fully confident in the ongoing enforcement of Resolutions #64, which requires labelling of food products to meet safety and quality standards, and #249, which prohibits harmful genetic modification technologies,

World Assembly Resolution #158, “On Genetically Modified Foods”, is hereby repealed.

Approvals: 6 (Miencraft, Westmoreland-Lonsdale, Lygonia, The Confederacy of Nationalism, Nerdingham, Cleopatra Selene)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 63 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours


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