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.
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION # 16
Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: A mean old man
Description: WA Security Council Resolution #9: Liberate The Security Council shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: Repeal Liberate The Security Council
The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING the World Assembly Security Council and The Security Council as two different bodies, one being an official division of the World Assembly, the other being a region;
APPRECIATING the symbolic value of the resolution Liberate The Security Council, however noting that The WA Security Council is no longer under the fraternal shadow of the General Assembly, and believing that it has, to the contrary, begun to take precedent over the workings of the GA;
BELIEVING that the symbolic value of this resolution, while well-meaning, is currently lost, as the Security Council has most certainly overcome the challenges of its early age (and then some);
IDENTIFYING the target of this liberation, the region, The Security Council, as being a region and not officially being a body of any higher authority in the WA or the world, and as being linked to the actual WA Security Council only as much as everyone elses region,
RECOGNIZING the founder of this region, SC Fanatic, to be a puppet nation of the active nation Topid, who has said, quote, I have the password if anyone serious ever raids the region, and I founded The Security Council, and therefore recognizing that there is, in fact, no threat of raider occupation of this region and the appearance of the lack of a founder, if the region should appear this way, is not a real threat to the security of the region;
UNDERSTANDING the World Assembly Security Council to be an organization that is run by all of the World Assembly members as a whole, and not by a small group of individuals with the same general ideology;
OBSERVING the completely useless nature of this particular liberation, and, while accepting that numerous liberations have succeeded in repairing damaged communities and freeing would-be trophy regions, noting that this liberation is of a region with an active founder (or, at least, an active player behind the founding nation who has the ability to re-found it at any time), and does nothing to help this region besides place a badge on its page;
NOTICING the unyielding stance of the WA activists of the region, The Security Council, against the condemnation of certain raiders and raider-sympathizers who simply want to be condemned to acquire a sort of badge of honor on their nation or regions page, noticing the fact that these same people have no problem with liberating their own region (with a liberation that has no actual function) to acquire a badge of their own, and frowning on this display of hypocrisy;
NOTING that many of us work our fingers to the bone to build our regions into something influential in the world, and that this region, The Security Council, has cheated this grueling process simply with its name and its stealing of the spotlight by being liberated;
HEREBY repeals Liberate The Security Council, as this resolutions symbolic meaning has died, there is no risk of the region being invaded by anyone who did not originally inhabit it, and the region itself is not, in fact, an accurate representation of the actual World Assembly Security Council as a whole.
Votes For: 3,534 (78%)
Implemented: Sat Jan 30 2010
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 76
Standardised Passport Act
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.
Category: Political Stability
Proposed by: Cobdenia
Description: NOTING the potential security risks arising from being unable to accurately assess those entering and leaving a nation,
FURTHER NOTING that such a potential security risk may be exacerbated by the inability of relevant officials to guarantee the authenticity of a foreign passport,
BELIEVING that foreign nationals, excluding diplomatic and consular officers, should abide by the laws of the nation in which they are present, though mindful of the variation in law and legal systems between nations,
DEFINES a "Passport" as a travel document issued by the nation of which the person is a citizen, national, or subject, identifying the bearer as being a citizen, etc., of that country, and a "Visa" as a document issued by a receiving nations allowing a foreign citizen entry into that nation, subject to terms and conditions (made clear to those wishing to acquire a visa).
MANDATES that all citizens carry a Passport issued by a relevant nation in which they hold citizenship or other nationality status, when travelling abroad, except where deemed unnecessary through the existence of bilateral and multilateral border control agreement, or when unilaterally declared unnecessary by the receiving nation,
PERMITS issuing nations to allow children under the age of majority, or a specific age that is lower than that of the age of majority, in the issuing country to travel on the passport of one or both of their parents, as necessary under national law,
FOUNDS the Global Emigration, Security, Travel And Passport Organisation.
AFFIRMS that the passport entitles the holder to any of the consular services available from their nation's Embassies, Consulates, Consulates-General, High Commissions, Deputy High Commissions, & Legations as they may require,
ENSHRINES the right of consuls to visit nationals carrying an appropriate passport of the nation they represent when detained for legal reasons:
AFFIRMS that any national of a member state, carrying a valid passport and visa cannot be denied entry to a nation, except where either the security of that nation is at stake, for reasons of medical quarantine, where there is reason to believe the terms of the visa are likely to be violated or if there is reason to believe the visa was obtained fraudulently,
URGES all nations to recognise the passports of nationals of member states,
MANDATES the publication of all passport appearances (including information about recognising counterfeits), to be made available to all relevant officials, including but not limited to: immigration officials, customs and excise officers, security personnel, and constables of the law.
Votes For: 3,573 (66%)
Implemented: Wed Feb 3 2010
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 77
Repeal "The Right to Education"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Proposed by: Jey
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #59: The Right to Education (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The General Assembly of the World Assembly,
COMMENDING the efforts of Resolution #59 "The Right to Education" for attempting to promote education "as a contributing factor to self and community betterment";
NOTING that clause 1-a: "Mandates that Member States shall: Not restrict the pursuit of learning for its citizens";
ALSO NOTING that clause 3-f: "Emphasises that this Resolution does not affect a member state's right to have: Any level of government to control the education system";
BELIEVING that both of these clauses, taken separately, allow for dangerously hyperbolic interpretations, simultaneously permitting citizens to pursue education in hazardous subjects, such as the construction of illicit arms or materials, and permitting nations to control any aspect of education systems, such as curricula and restrictions on who may be taught;
FURTHER BELIEVING that these clauses are internally contradictory, severely hampering Resolution #59's ability to provide citizens in WA nations with any of the rights it seeks to protect;
UNDERSTANDING that it is in the interests of the World Assembly to strike out contradictory legislation that become legally ambiguous;
CONVINCED that serious issues like the right of citizens to receive education can and should be approached by legislation more forthright in its application;
REPEALS Resolution #59 "The Right to Education".
Votes For: 3,263 (56%)
Implemented: Thu Feb 11 2010
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 78
Universal Library Coalition
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: Mousebumples
Description: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY -
ACCEPTS submissions from individual nations, in accordance with copyright laws. If the work is not in the public domain, it may not be archived unless permission is obtained from the holder of the rights to the work. This individual or group will receive an annual payment in return for allowing wide access to their work.
ENCOURAGES all nations to join the ULC, to allow for the spreading of information and ideas across the Nation States universe. Participating nations will have the Universal Library made available to all of their internet portals. Member nations may also choose to provide content filters for their citizenry. Participating nations may build physical libraries within their borders at their own cost. Each participating nation will maintain a backup of their national data archived within the ULC.
CREATES the ULC Executive Committee (ULCEC) that will consult with ULC member nations to manage all issues related to the maintenance and operation of the ULC and its infrastructure that arise.
PROMOTES cultural awareness by permitting the creation of the Universal Literary Exchange Network (ULEN). Any ULC member nation may designate a section of a physical library or museum to house a rotating collection of literary works provided by other ULC nations. In exchange, they will volunteer some works from their own nation to the ULEN for no more than twenty-four (24) months at a time. The ULCEC will arrange for works to be moved from one ULC member nation to another.
DETAILS that non-members are free to form their own libraries within their own borders and are in no way restricted from sharing information with other nations.
Votes For: 5,095 (88%)
Implemented: Mon Feb 15 2010
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 79
Ban on Ex Post Facto Laws
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Human Rights
Proposed by: Hiriaurtung Arororugul
Description: Believing that ex post facto laws are violations of both the rule of law and the right of persons to fair treatment by the criminal justice system;
Asserting that one should not be penalised for doing something that is not prohibited by law;
Further, asserting that there can be no crime committed, and punishment must not be meted out, without a violation of the law as it existed at the time;
The World Assembly hereby:
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, an ex post facto law as a criminal or penal law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of acts or the legal status of facts and relationships that existed prior to the enactment of the law. This includes laws that criminalize acts which were legal when committed and laws which retroactively increase sentences for crimes already committed;
(I) No person may be charged with or convicted of a criminal offence because of any act or omission unless, at the time of the act or omission, it constituted a criminal offence under the law of the jurisdiction in which the charge is brought or under international law.
(II) No nation or governmental subdivision thereof shall enact any criminal or penal law with ex post facto provisions that criminalize an act or omission, or that increase sentencing or punishment. Any such ex post facto provisions in existing criminal laws shall be rendered null and void.
(III) Any persons under sentence as a result of ex post facto laws shall have their sentence for any ex post facto offences nullified and their criminal record expunged of these ex post facto offenses.
Votes For: 4,372 (79%)
Implemented: Tue Feb 23 2010