General Assembly Resolution # 569
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #374 “The Rule of Law” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that GAR #374 The Rule Of Law is a pivotal piece of legislation that upholds the concept of there being a Rule of Law that no entity in society is above, not even government institutions or the socioeconomic elite in a given nation,
Noting, however, that GAR #374 is fatally flawed due to Article 2(a), which Declares that reasonable, good faith exceptions may be made in instances where... some form of immunity is necessary to ensure that government employees or institutions may carry out essential functions that would not otherwise be possible without the guarantee of immunity ,
Unconvinced that any hazard, difficulty, or misplaced benefit of the doubt renders any extent of pre-determined or non-fact-based immunity "necessary" for government officials, other than in regards to legislative immunity,
Unsettled by the prospect that those individuals and institutions entrusted with the right and ability to use violence and force against civilian populations in the interest of keeping law and order, such as in the form of law enforcement forces, could be exempted from liability and responsibility for their actions; which in turn would breed an unjust and false sense of impunity in the abuse of their exclusive right to administer violence and force,
Believing that, with the exception of legislative immunity, it is preferable to ensure all government officials and institutions are answerable to the law and civil action for the consequences of actions taken in their respective capacities, regardless of their position or function as government officials and institutions, rather than to allow incompetence and malice from these entities to go unchecked,
Resolved that a replacement resolution is needed to truly enshrine the spirit of GAR #374 in law whilst eradicating baseless immunity for government officials and institutions,
Hereby repeals GAR #374 The Rule Of Law.
Co-authored with Daarwyrth.