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 1,114 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 67 approvals to achieve quorum.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: sciongrad_1406641900

No Penalty Without Law

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
 

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Sciongrad

Description: The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its stance that "one should not be penalised for doing something that is not prohibited by law,"

Regretting, however, the lack of legal safeguards protecting individuals from criminal penalties in circumstances where no relevant law exists,

Believing that the World Assembly must act to rectify this oversight,

1. Defines "customary law" as a code of conduct that is seen as appropriate within a particular setting and is considered de facto law by relevant authorities but is not officially recognized through statute, judicial precedent, or other such guidelines with the force of law;

2. Declares that customary law shall not be considered a basis of criminal punishment when in conflict with international or statutory law, judicial precedent, or other such guidelines with the force of law;

3. Stipulates that no individual may be arrested, detained, prosecuted, or punished unless they have committed a crime that is specifically illegal according to international law or a relevant member nation's established statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law;

4. Permits the following exceptions to clause three, subject to limitations and guidelines recognized by extant General Assembly legislation: instances of involuntary commitment for individuals whose mental states pose a clear and present danger to the well being of themselves or others, temporary detention based on reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed or will be committed, or involuntary questioning;

5. Mandates that such established international or statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law shall define the punishable action in good faith so as to minimize ambiguity;

6. Requires member nations to ensure that all established international or statutory laws, judicial precedents, or guidelines with the force of law applicable under their jurisdiction are publicly promulgated through all means practical and necessary; member nations shall be prohibited from arresting, detaining, prosecuting, punishing, or otherwise placing under duress individuals for violating laws that are not publicly promulgated;

7. Demands that all individuals previously convicted or currently detained in violation of any of the aforementioned principles shall be immediately freed and have their sentences nullified;

8. Clarifies that nothing in this resolution shall provide protection for those that claim ignorance of the law if the relevant law is publicly promulgated in accordance with the provisions of clause six.

Approvals: 34 (Confederacy of Bavarian States, Bears Armed Mission, Cormac A Stark, Carthagistan, Kikpar, Araluen and Eyreland, Altarica, Kostura, Chestation, Dennizona, Lollerland, Tulija, Theoniatium, Slushia, Eboestrana, Communist Victoria, Bogans and Boozers, Community of free peoples, Extremely Corrupt Communists, Canovia, Hiskjriaana, The Democratic Nation of Unovia, Great Argonia, Hawkswind, Eastern Equestria, Matica, Dagnia, Lernerland, Ajerrin, Nawira, Mikeswill, Natornic Cultures, Amiria, Chattakang Shipping Ltd)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 33 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 2 days 10 hours

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL
ID: friday_freshman_1406664792

Cyber Security Act

A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
 

Category: International Security

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Friday Freshman

Description: RECOGNIZING that in today's world, cyberterrorism is a serious threat that is often neglected by governments.

REALIZING the raw destruction that can be brought upon an area both on a domestic and international level by a small group or even a single person using computers and other technology

BELIEVING that all countries need to protect themselves and the international community from the perils of the web and the malicious people using the internet as a disguise for crime.

APPLAUDING those who have already taken steps to deal with cyberterrorism and other internet based problems.

Thus,

DEFINES the terms

  1. Cyberterrorism as a maliciously intended attack using computers or any computing devices to cause large or small scale destruction or disruption including but not limited to physical, economical, political, and infrastructural to any other person and/or organization and/or their property by a non-state actor

  2. Cyberterrorist as one who commits an act of cyberterrorism

  3. Non-State Actors as entities that participate or act in international relations or organizations with sufficient power to influence and cause a change even though they do not belong to any established institution of a state. Organizations or individuals contracted or hired by the state are considered state actors for the terms of this resolution.

MANDATES that member nations make cyberterrorism illegal in their nations

DIRECTS member nations to seek out any cyberterrorists in their jurisdiction and bring said cyberterrorists to justice

REQUIRES that member nations also make the supporting of cyberterrorists through any means, but most importantly monetary assistance, illegal

RECOMMENDS member nations to share information with both their allies and the rest of the international commmunity on known cyberterrorists so that other countries can pursue those cyberterrorists who may fall in their jurisdiction.

URGES member nations raise awareness of cyberterrorism and other internet related issues within their nations in an attempt to educate the public as to the dangers of the internet.

Approvals: 15 (Theoniatium, Alossa, Great Sun Bear States, Tree-Huggers, Eboestrana, Orveleca, Communist Victoria, Gramsterdam, Extremely Corrupt Communists, Community of free peoples, The Democratic Nation of Unovia, Lernerland, Ajerrin, Nawira, Amiria)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 52 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 2 days 22 hours


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