General Assembly Resolution # 183
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly,
NOTING the existence of persons who threaten the safety and/or life of other persons,
RECOGNISING that such threats may require those threatened or others to respond with force in order to protect themselves or others,
BELIEVING that those who use such force to protect themselves or others should not be punished for this,
ACKNOWLEDGING the possibility that forceful responses in the defense of self or others may be excessive,
DEFINES "reasonable force" as an amount of force within a reasonable degree of the smallest amount of force necessary to protect one's self or others from an imminent threat to safety and/or health by another person or group of persons,
DECLARES that no person who uses reasonable force to defend themselves or others from another person or group of persons shall face persecution or prosecution for the use of this force,
PLACES the duty of ascertaining whether the force used in such situations was reasonable or not in the hands of the judiciary.