General Assembly Resolution # 46
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg
OBSERVING that in the countries of the World Assembly, people choose to emigrate from one country to another for many reasons such as:
- Pursuit of ambition, opportunity or refuge or;
- Escape from war, persecution or injustice.
WHEREAS Emigration is defined as an act of a person or more leaving one country in order to settle in another, The World Assembly wishes to promote the right of emigration for such reasons.
The World Assembly therefore,
1. AFFIRMS the right of any person of a member state to emigrate from their current country of residence regardless of their status (such as disability, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or belief) unless the conditions in Section 2 are true.
2. PERMITS member states to waive Section 1 only if any of the following conditions are true:
a) The person is either under penal servitude or undergoing (civil or criminal) legal proceedings;
b) The person holds certain convictions directly linking to sexual offences;
c) The person is below the age of maturity (as defined in their country of residence) and lacks the consent of their legal parents or guardians;
d) The person is either militarily interned during conflict or legally mandated to remain in the current country of residence following a judicial ruling or;
e) The person is suspected of espionage or intention to carry out terrorist acts by emigrating.
3. ENCOURAGES member states to:
a) Help refugees who are fleeing from hostile situations such as: natural disasters, war, persecution or oppressive/unethical governments with respect being given to Section 1 of this resolution.
b) Help such refugees under these situations to travel safely and swiftly to countries that are more tolerant to them, and;
c) Take action or enact appropriate measures to prevent refugees from becoming stateless.
4. EMPHASIZES that this resolution shall have no effect on legislation of member states concerning on immigration.