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General Assembly Authorship

Auralia (or its former World Assembly representative, Railana) has authored or coauthored the following General Assembly resolutions:

No.

Title

Description

Author

196

Freedom of Information Act

Requires World Assembly member states to release government documents to citizens upon request for a minimal or no fee. World Assembly member states are permitted to restrict the release of documents in certain cases, but must implement a judicial appeals process where citizens can challenge such restrictions.

Auralia

208

Resolving WA Trade Disputes

Requires the World Assembly Trade Commission to offer non-binding mediation and binding arbitration services for international trade disputes between World Assembly member states.

Auralia

209

World Assembly Trade Rights

Requires World Assembly member states to offer the same trade preferences to all other World Assembly states, as well as to apply the same taxes and regulations to goods and services from other member states as they would to goods and services of domestic origin. World Assembly member states are exempt from these requirements in certain cases, such as significant disparities in labour, environmental or human rights standards and national security threats.

Auralia

221

On Multilateral Trade Talks

Mandates that international trade negotiations be held at the World Assembly at least once every ten years. All World Assembly member states are required to attend.

Auralia

226

WA Development Foundation

Establishes the World Assembly Development Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting socioeconomic development in developing World Assembly member states through foreign investment and international trade. This organization conducts socioeconomic research in developing World Assembly member states, creates development strategies based on this research, and offers loans to help developing World Assembly member states implement their respective development strategies. It also insures foreign investments where necessary.

Auralia

232

Foreign Copyright Recognition

Requires World Assembly member states to recognize the copyrights of works created in other member states for the lesser of 20 years or the period used by the member state of origin of the copyrighted work. The resolution also permits and encourages fair use and fair dealing.

Auralia

246

Repeal "Vehicle Emissions Convention"

Repealed GAR #239, "Vehicle Emissions Convention", primarily because the resolution ignored the law of diminishing returns by requiring World Assembly member states to implement a progressive schedule for the reduction of automobile emissions even if current emissions levels were already relatively low.

Auralia

256

Foreign Trademark Recognition

Requires member states to recognize trademarks of distributors located in other World Assembly member states for as long as the relevant distributors actively make use of their foreign trademarks when distributing goods and services in that World Assembly member state. World Assembly member states are permitted to refrain from recognizing foreign trademarks in certain cases, such as fraud.

Auralia

260

Repeal "Access to Science in Schools"

Repealed GAR #48, "Access to Science in Schools", primarily because it required all schools in member states receiving government funding to include peer-reviewed science in their curricula, regardless of whether it actually made sense for that school to teach science.

Auralia

262

Repeal "Rainforest Protection Act"

Repealed GAR #261, "Rainforest Protection Act", primarily because it banned certain agricultural and mining practices which can be practiced sustainably in rainforests. The repealed resolution also allowed a World Assembly committee to arbitrarily restrict forestry industries in member states.

Auralia

273

Repeal "Internet Net Neutrality Act"

Repealed GAR #89, "Internet Net Neutrality Act", primarily because it prohibited Internet service providers from offering tiered services. The title of the resolution was also redundant.

Auralia

283

Repeal "Industrial Pollution Control"

Repealed GAR #281, "Industrial Pollution Control", primarily because of its contradictory pollution reduction mandates and poor definitions.

Auralia

305

Repeal "The General Patent Charter"

Repealed GAR #305, "The General Patent Charter", primarily because of its vague and contradictory patent renewal provisions.

Railana

312

On Universal Jurisdiction

Grants universal jurisdiction for war crimes and crimes against humanity to World Assembly member states. Universal jurisdiction is the right to claim criminal jurisdiction for a crime allegedly committed by an individual, regardless of where or when the crime was allegedly committed, or the citizenship, nationality, or country of residence of that individual.

Railana

344

Minimum Standard of Living Act

Requires member states to guarantee a minimum standard of living to their respective national populations, without requiring the use of a particular social policy, such as a living wage, to achieve this goal.

Railana

347

Foreign Patent Recognition (repealed)

Requires member states to recognize patents recognized by other member states for the lesser of 10 years or the period used by the member state that granted the patent. World Assembly member states are permitted to refrain from recognizing foreign patents in certain cases, such as failure to release the relevant patent application in a timely manner.

Railana

393

Repeal "Foreign Patent Act"

Repealed GAR #388, "Foreign Patent Act", primarily because it created an opt-out system for international patent recognition. This allowed member states to mass produce and sell inventions at a fraction of the cost required to develop them and so inevitably undercut the original inventors on global markets.

Auralia

394

International Patent Agreement

Created an international system for the recognition of patents. Established the World Assembly Patent Office, which is responsible for processing patent applications from World Assembly member states and granting patents valid in all member states.

Auralia

406

Repeal "Internet Neutrality Act"

Repealed GAR #398, "Internet Neutrality Act", primarily because it used an overly broad definition of "Internet" and prohibited various forms of reasonable network management by Internet service providers.

Auralia

407

Convention on Internet Neutrality

Enacted limited network neutrality regulation for Internet service providers operating in the World Assembly.

Auralia

424

Repeal "Protection of Biomedical Research"

Repealed GAR #420, "Protection of Biomedical Research", primarily because it prohibited numerous forms of legitimate bioethical regulation of biomedical research by member states.

Auralia

427

Convention on Foreign Political Corruption

Prohibits member states from bribing foreign public officials, except in cases where the foreign member state explicitly permits such conduct.

Auralia

428

Ban on Statutory Limitations for Heinous Crimes

Prohibits member states from instituting statutory limitations for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against peace.

Auralia

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