World 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 # 24
Repeal "Prevention of Terrorism"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Wachichi
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #12: Prevention of Terrorism (Category: International Security; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: ACKNOWLEDGING the resolutions valiant effort to fight and eliminate both international and internal terrorism,
NOTING that the Prevention of Terrorism resolution fails to ever define or interpret what constitutes a terrorist, terrorist organization, or terrorism,
REGRETTING that the proposal allows too broad an interpretation of the controversial words mentioned above,
REALIZING that such undefined terms could lead to false accusations between member states toward possibly innocent and neutral states, which could lead to declarations of war, and endangering international peace,
NOTING that the resolution in question does not outline any specific steps or take any concrete action that would actually protect WA member states from terrorism;
FURTHER NOTING that the resolution does not bar member states from providing financial or material support for terrorist individuals or organizations;
FURTHER REGRETTING that the resolution in question prevents more effective legislation on terrorism from being introduced;
SEEKING an opportunity to establish a better, more accurate resolution to help more effectively fight global terrorism with well established definitions of those mentioned in this and former Resolutions,
The World Assembly hereby repeals the Prevention of Terrorism resolution.
Votes For: 5,516 (83%)
Implemented: Sat Nov 15 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 25
WA Counterterrorism Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: The altan steppes
Description: The World Assembly,
REALIZING 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,
RECOGNIZING terrorism as a major threat to the lives and well-being of civilians and non-combatants;
CONDEMNING the loss of life and harm that result from terrorist acts;
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 World Assembly,
RESOLVING to address the danger of international terrorism, to protect the civilian populations of member states;
A) DEFINES terrorism as the use of violence by non-state actors for the purpose of creating fear or terror, to achieve a social, political, or religious outcome, and either committed with deliberate disregard or specific targeting of civilians or non-combatants.
B) DEFINES civilians, for the purpose of this resolution, as "persons who are not members of their nation's armed forces or police."
C) DEFINES terrorist(s) as a person or persons whose acts fall under the definition of terrorism.
D) DEFINES terrorist act(s) as an act committed by a person falling under the definition of a terrorist whose cause is to achieve social, political, or religious ends through violence knowingly targeted at civilians or non-combatants.
1) REQUIRES member states to take all effective measures at their disposal, subject to the rule of law, to prevent non-state actors from using their territory to commit terrorist acts against another nation.
2) BANS WA member states from providing funding, weapons, or any other form of assistance to any party committing terrorist acts against another nation, or from using other WA states or non-member states as a third party to conduct terrorist acts against another nation.
3) REQUIRES member states to freeze, or otherwise take control of without undue delay, any and all assets of terrorist individuals or organizations within their jurisdiction which may be used to support international terrorist acts, including but not limited to: equipment, facilities, and funds.
4) URGES member states to coordinate counter-terrorism activities, and share information and intelligence on individuals and organizations that practice terrorism, to combat its spread on an international level.
5) STRONGLY ENCOURAGES member states to do everything possible to address the underlying causes of terrorism within their borders, including but not limited to: poverty, racism, inequality or indoctrinated hatred.
6) CONDEMNS the use of terrorism by any member state of the World Assembly and
7) REQUIRES any member nation employing terrorism to immediately cease and desist.
Votes For: 3,451 (73%)
Implemented: Sun Nov 30 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 26
World Assembly Economic Union
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: New Leicestershire
Description: The World Assembly, resolved to strengthen the special bonds of friendship and cooperation among our nations; contribute to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade; provide a catalyst to broader international cooperation; create an expanded and secure market for the goods and services produced in our nations; reduce distortions to trade and ensure a predictable commercial framework for business planning and investment;
1.ENCOURAGES the free, fair and open trade/transfer of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor between member states without prejudice;
2. ESTABLISHES the World Assembly Trade Commission (WATC) to arbitrate any and all trade disputes which may arise concerning the implementation of this legislation. Such arbitration may include, but is not limited to, cases involving alleged price dumping by WA members upon WA members, disputes over the interpretation of the terms and conditions of this resolution, and any alleged violations by member states;
3. AUTHORIZES the WATC to implement a process for the gradual elimination of protectionist devices restricting the trade of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor, including but not limited to tariffs, duties, subsidies, subventions and quotas employed by WA member nations.
- The process will be conducted through a series of meetings convened by the WATC at its own discretion, but at least one per decade, with the goal of eventual elimination of all protectionist devices employed by WA member nations;
- Decisions arrived at by the WATC in the scheduled meetings are binding;
4. RECOGNIZES that certain domestic programs such as fuel subsidies, government stipends and small business loans are not protectionist in nature. Authorizes the WATC to review these programs and declare any that are not in fact protectionist in nature to be outside the scope of this resolution;
5. DECLARES that nations may apply reasonable restrictions on trade in the following cases:
- to ensure the stability of industries supplying essential products (such as military equipment or other items vital to national security);
6. AFFIRMS the right of nations to impose regulations, including embargoes, for cultural, safety, environmental, human rights, ethical or other reasons, on goods and services and their manufacture, subject to WATC approval;
7. EMPHASIZES that WA member nations reserve the right to employ retaliatory tariffs towards non-WA nations to prevent price dumping and authorizes the WATC to review and rule upon alleged cases of price dumping by WA members upon WA members;
8. REQUIRES member governments to establish programs to alleviate the possible impact of this resolution on workers and their families. Examples of the services provided by such programs are job retraining, help with relocation of displaced workers and training or assistance in small business start-ups.
Votes For: 2,841 (64%)
Implemented: Sun Dec 7 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 27
Freedom of Assembly
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Cookesland
Description: Nations of the World Assembly,
BELIEVING that it is an inherent right of every individual to freely associate and assemble,
APPALLED that in some nations this right is not enjoyed by all their peoples,
APPLAUDING the use of peaceful protest as a means to bring about political discussion and/or change,
DENOUNCING violence, fear, and/or terrorism as ways of bringing about these changes as a result of restriction of these freedoms,
Hereby establishes the following:
1.) All individuals shall have the right to peacefully assemble, associate, and protest to promote, pursue, and express any goal, cause, or view.
2.) No Government, Federal Authority, Corporation, or any other political or social group may take any action to infringe upon these rights; unless the individuals organizing are trespassing on private property and/or if circumstances beyond the control of the Government threaten the safety of those organizing.
3.) These things having been ordained, states that Freedom of Assembly cannot be extended towards any call for: violence, rioting, and/or actions that would cause harm to innocent people.
Votes For: 3,636 (71%)
Implemented: Mon Dec 15 2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 28
Repeal "Fair Criminal Trial"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Gobbannaen wa mission
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #13: Fair Criminal Trial (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The World Assembly,
WORRIED that dealing with both pre-trial and at-trial rights in a single resolution leaves too little room for either,
CONCERNED that witnesses may refuse cross-examination at their whim,
AWARE that the right to face one's accusers is an essential part of a free trial,
CONCERNED that trials must be fully open, and may in no part take place in privacy,
VERY CONCERNED that jury deliberations are part of a trial, and that public deliberation will put undue pressures on jurists,
ALARMED that the defence counsel must be supplied with any documentation relevant to the case, no matter how confidential,
APPALLED that client/patient privilege, amongst other confidential arrangements, is thus wiped out at a stroke,
ALARMED that files related to national security can also be revealed and discussed in detail in open court,
OUTRAGED at the security hole that every single member nation of the World Assembly is now required to have,
Hereby repeals resolution 13, "Fair Criminal Trial".
Votes For: 2,780 (64%)
Implemented: Mon Dec 22 2008