General Assembly Resolution # 348
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Recognizing armed conflict and the resolution of such has a variety of nuance;
Desiring to enforce traditional customs of peacekeeping and negotiations with World Assembly authority without crippling the political advantages military conflict provides, and;
Striving to provide rules of fair conduct for such, that aggrieved parties might find recourse;
1. Defines an armistice as an agreement for the formal cessation of hostilities between armed parties, conditionally or unconditionally, for the purpose of negotiating a lasting peace, that does not necessarily require a halt in armed conflict in the interim;
2. Defines a ceasefire as an agreement between armed parties for the immediate and temporary halt in combat;
3. Strongly encourages member states to agree to a ceasefire for the duration of armistice negotiations, to provide civilian noncombatants the opportunity to voluntarily flee a potentially dangerous area, or to otherwise facilitate peaceful or humanitarian operations within the conflict area.
4. Permits member states to resume hostilities during a ceasefire agreement if:
a. There is no fixed duration of the ceasefire, or the fixed duration expires, provided prior notification to a relevant representative of the opposing force is made, or;
b. The ceasefire agreement is declared void due to an opposing partys violation of the terms, provided immediate notification to a relevant representative of the opposing force is made.
5. Binds member states to not violate a ceasefire agreement without an aforementioned legitimate provision.
6. Requires member states negotiate in good faith with their counterpart(s) during an armistice agreement.
7. Mandates member states ensure that representatives who are directly or indirectly participating in armistice or ceasefire negotiations be protected from unlawful injury, assault, or detainment for the duration of the negotiation.
8. Declares that, should the negotiations fail and hostilities recommence, the aforementioned representatives shall have their protections outlined in Clause 7 extended and safe passage granted until such time as they are returned to safely to their territory such that they are not in immediate danger from the conflict.
9. Specifies that the protections and provisions outlined in Clause 6, 7, and 8 may be considered void if clear evidence that an involved party has violated the above provisions comes to light.
10. Further specifies that violation of any of the above clauses without the mitigating circumstances of Clauses 4 or 9 shall be considered a war crime by member states, and violators shall be prosecuted accordingly.
11. Tasks the International Mediation Foundation (IMF) to, upon request, supply impartial arbitrators and locate neutral meeting locations open for all involved parties to access, and shall issue binding arbitrations, with an appeals process, for all participants.
12. Member states shall extend the protections outlined in Clauses 6 and 7 to IMF arbitrators and staff operating in the capacity of their duties at all times.