General Assembly Resolutions
Since the rise of the World Assembly from the ashes of its predecessor, the Bureaucracy That Cannot Be Named, WA member nations have worked tirelessly to improve the standard of the world. That, or tried to force other nations to be more like them. But that's just semantics.
Below is every World Assembly resolution ever passed.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 11
Repeal "The Right to a Fair Trial"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #3: The Right to a Fair Trial (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: Understanding that the intended purpose of "The Right to a Fair Trial" is to provide fair trials,
Noting that the resolution fails to understand that the WA is composed of wildly divergent cultures in its description of a "Fair Trial",
Also noting that the resolution fails to take into account that certain nations have long-established non-jury judicial systems of unquestioned integrity,
Regretting that the resolution allows defendants to choose any person to represent them, despite the legal ramifications of possible conflicts of interest,
Further regretting that the resolution allows defendants any number of appeals they wish,
Noting that this flawed legislation bars a more effective resolution from passage,
Seeking the opportunity to introduce a more effective version of this resolution to the World Assembly,
The World Assembly hereby repeals "The Right to a Fair Trial".
Votes For: 7,187 (70%)
Implemented: Thu Jun 12 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 12
Prevention of Terrorism
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Atrigea
Description: Measures to prevent international terrorism which endangers or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental HUMAN RIGHTS and CIVIL FREEDOMS.
The World Assembly hereby,
REALIZING of the importance of expanding and improving international co-operation among WA States, on a bilateral and multilateral basis, which will contribute to the elimination of acts of international terrorism and their underlying causes and to the prevention and elimination of this criminal scourge,
NOTICING the principle of the inalienable right to self-determination and independence of all peoples under rogue regimes and other forms of alien domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their struggle, in particular the struggle of national and regional liberation movements, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Nationstates in accordance with the World Assembly,
1. Unequivocally condemns, as criminal, all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever and by whomever committed, including those which jeopardize friendly relations among WA States in their regions and their security;
2. Deeply deplores the loss of innocent human lives which results from such acts of terrorism, the pernicious impact of acts of international terrorism on relations of co-operation among WA States, including co-operation ;
3.Invites all WA States to take all appropriate measures at the national level with a view to the speedy and final elimination of the problem of international terrorism, such as fulfilment of assumed international obligations, and the prevention of the preparation and organization in their respective territories of acts directed against other WA States and Regions;
4.Calls upon all States to fulfil their obligations under international law to refrain from organizing, instigating, assisting or participating in terrorist acts in other WA States, or acquiescing in activities within their region directed towards the commission of such acts;
5.Urges all WA States not to allow any circumstances to obstruct the application of appropriate law enforcement measures provided for in the relevant conventions to which they are party to persons who commit acts of international terrorism covered by those conventions;
6.Further urges all WA States, unilaterally and in co-operation with other WA States, as well as World Assembly, to contribute to the progressive elimination of the causes underlying international terrorism and to pay special attention to all situations, including situations involving mass and flagrant violations of fundamental human rights and civil freedoms and those involving alien occupation, that may give rise to international terrorism and may endanger international peace and security;
Votes For: 5,660 (59%)
Implemented: Tue Jun 17 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 13
Fair Criminal Trial
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Human Rights
Proposed by: The narnian council
Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that justice, free of corruption and prejudice, is a crucial factor in the wellbeing of society,
CONVINCED that an agreement upon basic legal rights will furthermore enhance synchronization in international trade, business and tourism,
ENACTS clear-cut legal standards of fairness and impartiality of trial.
Votes For: 6,237 (75%)
Implemented: Sun Jun 22 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 14
Neutrality of Nations
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that one of its roles is to promote world peace;
The World Assembly,
DEFINES, for the purpose of this Resolution:
1. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not:
2. MANDATES that Belligerent Nations may not:
3. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not, for the duration of the war in question:
4. CONSIDERS the status of neutrality to be invalid:
5. RECOGNIZES the right of neutral nations to allow Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to operate from, travel through or stage in their territory, for the purpose of delivering Relief Aid to civilian populations and the military wounded, but recommends that casualties receiving humanitarian aid should not be returned to the Belligerent Nation until after the war.
EMPHASIZES that a Neutral Nation may at their discretion, adapt any of the measures above where appropriate to protect themselves from Belligerent Nations outside the scope of the World Assembly, involving but not limited to: Diplomatic efforts and sanctions, or economic/trade sanctions.
APPLAUDS Nations that avoid armed conflicts for the purpose of world peace.
Co-Authored by Wolfish.
Votes For: 4,910 (66%)
Implemented: Wed Jul 30 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 15
Freedom of Marriage Act
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Human Rights
Proposed by: Mendosia
Description: The Nations of the World Assembly,
CONVINCED that the union of two persons should be equally protected by the State regardless of gender or sexual orientation,
CONVINCED that it is necessary to adopt worldwide standards for the protection of minorities whenever persons of these minorities decide to share a life together,
DETERMINED to further the rights of persons that have been oppressed and discriminated against for ages,
RESOLVED to provide a legal framework that enhances the social recognition of these minorities,
RECOGNIZING that religious communities have different views and are free to recognize or not such unions,
ADOPT the following resolution:
Article 1 (Object)
(a) This resolution applies to civil contracts regulating the union of two persons and its effects on the common estate and inheritance rights of the participants.
(b) This resolution does not affect the criteria and restrictions in existence for the celebration of rites within religious communities.
Article 2 (Protection of Marriage)
(a) All States shall have the minimum conditions to protect the union of two persons which shall include but are not restricted to provisions regulating the administration of the common estate and the inheritance rights acquired by those entering into such a union.
(b) The protection referred to in the previous section does not automatically confer any rights other than those that the State specifically provides for the protection of the union between two persons.
(c) The provisions of this article shall not be construed to diminish the status, rights or recognition of civil contracts already in existence.
Article 3 (Non-discrimination)
(a) No State shall restrict the right to enter into such unions to persons of a certain sex or sexual orientation, nor shall they require that they be of the same or different sex.
(b) No State shall establish different conditions, requirements or effects to unions of persons of the same or different sex.
(c) No State shall create special categories of contracts with similar goals and effects to those stated in the previous article while imposing any of the restrictions stated in the previous sections.
Votes For: 5,506 (56%)
Implemented: Wed Sep 3 2008