General Assembly Resolutions
Since the rise of the World Assembly from the ashes of its predecessor, the Bureaucracy That Cannot Be Named, WA member nations have worked tirelessly to improve the standard of the world. That, or tried to force other nations to be more like them. But that's just semantics.
Below is every World Assembly resolution ever passed.
General Assembly Resolution # 107
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
RECOGNIZING the importance of access to water;
ALARMED that many water supplies may be contaminated or otherwise not potable;
SHOCKED that contamination of water supplies may be used as a military tactic;
The World Assembly hereby resolves that:
1) The intentional contamination of any water supply that may conceivably serve civilians is prohibited, for purposes military or otherwise, without exception.
2) The International Bureau of Water Safety (IBWS) shall be established, and shall:
i) Instate minimum standards for water potability and safety,
ii) Research and collect information from member states on methods for water production, purification, and conservation,
iii) Provide access to this information to all member states,
iv) Assist member states in finding and obtaining sources of water, and
v) Assist in the creation of international water sharing schemes, where such is mutually agreeable to the nations involved.
3) All nations must provide at least a minimal amount of potable water to all their citizens.
i) Such an amount shall be no less than that required for the healthy survival of the citizens.
ii) Such water must meet the minimum standards as instated by IBWS.
iii) Nations may contract such provision to administrative subdivisions, private corporations, or individuals, provided such does not impede access.
iv) Nations may charge reasonable amounts for water usage, provided such does not impede access.
v) Nations must provide subsidy, reimbursement, or other financial assistance where necessary to ensure all their citizens can afford access to a minimal amount of water.
4) Each nation may determine the following for itself, provided all other provisions of this act are met:
i) Methods for production and distribution of water,
ii) Processes and chemicals used for purification of water,
iii) Usage of chemical additives for public health, and
iv) Water usage, conservation, and rationing regulations.
5) Nations will be strongly encouraged to educate their citizens about the importance of, and methods for, water conservation.
General Assembly Resolution # 108
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Recognizing that as the wheels of justice turn sometimes the innocent are wrongly convicted of crimes.
Realizing that many sentences are later overturned for various reasons such as new evidence, witnesses, or new methodology but only after the accused has spent time incarcerated.
Noting that in most cases the individual suffers massive financial mental and social hardship or is rendered indigent by these circumstances and their records are tainted by these accusations for years to come.
REQUIRES that all persons who are vindicated of a crime in such a fashion have their records completely expunged of the incident by their respective governments.
MANDATES full restoration of all rights and privileges that would have normally been accorded them.
DECLARES that a minimum amount of financial restitution must be made to any victim of wrongful imprisonment and conviction by a government.
REQUIRES that any wages or social welfare lost during the time of incarceration, or, if both are not applicable, a reasonable amount arrived at by negotiation, be made in reparation to the victim of any case of wrongful conviction and imprisonment by a government.
REQUIRES that any wage or welfare restitution amount be adjusted for the normal cost of living increases for the time of incarceration.
PERMITS those wrongfully incarcerated to bring civil litigation against the government for the purpose of seeking a higher amount of restitution.
Notes that these standards are only the minimum and nations are always free to enact laws granting greater restitution should they deem it necessary or desirable.
REQUIRES that should a person perish in state custody and is exonerated post-mortem, that restitution as defined in this resolution either be:
a) Given and distributed by the Estate Trustee either with or without a will as per domestic law governing estates or
b) Given to the family who shall determine the distribution of the restitution based on local customs and/or religious traditions.
General Assembly Resolution # 109
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Sanctaria
The General Assembly,
SADDENED by the reality that many parents die before their children reach their national age of maturity;
BELIEVING that the care of these orphaned children is of the utmost concern, in accordance with this Assembly's belief that a child has a right to have access to nourishment, clothing, basic education and healthcare, shelter and to be free from violence and abuse;
CONCERNED that some nations may not have legislation in place to accommodate any orphans pursuant to the aforementioned beliefs;
DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, an orphaned child as a being under the national age of maturity whose parents are now deceased and those who have been abandoned by their parents from the time of their birth until such a time they either reach the age of maturity, or are reclaimed;
FURTHER DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, a guardian as a citizen above their national age of maturity, assigned by the nation to care for the orphaned child until they reach the age of maturity;
MANDATES that in the event of a child being orphaned, the primary guardian(s) will be an elder sibling who has reached the national age of maturity or, failing such a sibling, another person(s) designated by the parents in the event of their death;
DIRECTS that failing the existence, willingness and/or competency of a primary guardian, the orphaned child shall be entrusted into the care of the State, a State-run body or a body that has been sanctioned to do so by the State, as appropriate;
ORDERS that all orphaned children entrusted to the care of the State, or equivalent as outlined above, be treated with, and provided with, the same dignity and rights of those who are still in the care of their parent(s)/primary guardian(s);
STRONGLY URGES that the State set up an Adoption Agency Board, or equivalent, to re-house the orphaned children with a vetted family or person(s), in order to provide the orphaned child with a stable home and otherwise normal childhood;
STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that if the number of orphans in a family exceed just the one, that the orphaned siblings be kept together in the event of their re-housing;
FURTHER RECOMMENDS that the State provide bereavement counselling and/or other support services to the orphaned child in order to better help them cope with the traumatic and saddening loss of their parents, and finally
AFFIRMS the right for orphans to request the State, or relevent authorites, for information regarding the medical history, or information in general, of their biological parents while at the same time affirming the right of their biological parents to refuse releasing information which may pertain to their identity.
General Assembly Resolution # 110
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly;
APPALLED at the actions of individuals and organizations who steal the identities of its persons and businesses to commit fraud, a crime known as identity theft;
HEARTBROKEN by the emotional and financial struggle victims of identity theft have to endure;
DETERMINED to reduce the risks of falling victim to identity theft and to increase the prosecution of identity thieves in all member states;
DEFINES Identity theft, as the crime of obtaining personal or financial information of another person without consent, for the purpose of assuming that person's name and/or to make fraudulent transactions or purchases;
DECLARES that identity theft shall be outlawed in all member states with exemption for the purposes of defense, intelligence and undercover crime fighting with respect given to civil liberties and individual privacy by applicable national and international law;
FURTHER DECLARES that the sale of personal/payment information for the purpose of identity theft shall be outlawed, and member states will commit to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law within their jurisdiction;
CREATES the World Identity Theft Advisory Database as a tool for travelers where member states can list popular methods of identity theft within their nation and to teach citizens on how to avoid it;
ALSO CREATES the International Identity Database, which is only accessible by law enforcement agencies in all member nations. Law enforcement should add any person's account and identity information to this database if they report being a victim of identity theft. The database will notify local police if there are any attempts to use stolen accounts or identities;
DIRECTS member states to work as far as possible within their effective jurisdiction to fight identity theft by means of responding to and resolving reports of identity theft, and working alone or with other member states to root out identity thieves and their gangs;
REQUIRES member states to force convicted identity thieves to pay monetary compensation to the victims of their crime;
ENCOURAGES member states and security firms to research and implement better technologies and security features to cut identity theft;
STRONGLY URGES global financial, trade and retail industries (such as banks/building societies, credit agencies and the retail industry) to implement appropriate levels of strong and up-to-date counter identity theft technologies to protect their customers and to resolve any problems resulting from identity theft.
General Assembly Resolution # 111
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
THIS WORLD ASSEMBLY,
RECOGNIZING the importance of medical research in supporting the body of knowledge in the field of medicine and improving the quality of life for all peoples.
REALIZING that medical research can be performed unethically, and cause permanent harm to the subject, sometimes without consent.
UNDERSTANDING that ethical dilemmas exist in medical research, including:
i. Excessive coercion or deception of prospective testing subjects.
ii. Exploiting weak, undereducated, or emotionally unstable subjects.
DEFINES an Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a board of individuals qualified to impartially analyze medical research proposals.
DECLARES that the use of prisoners of war for medical research is strictly forbidden.
REQUIRES WA member nations to create and regulate an IRB system, or by treaty to create an IRB system in conjunction with other WA member nations for collaborative scientific research efforts, to provide for nations that do not have a high amount of medical research or where establishing an IRB would be prohibitively expensive to the nation.
FURTHER REQUIRES that any entity within a WA nation that performs medical research on any individuals must have this research verified as ethical by the IRB to which their nation subscribes.
ESTABLISHES that all prospective researchers must provide the following documentation to the IRB:
i. A protocol that defines the purpose of the study, the methods to be used, the expected results and procedures in the event the trial has a negative impact on one or more trial subjects.
ii. The subject consent form, which accurately details the study and provides info about contacts for complaints.
iii. Information concerning qualification and contact info of all research personnel.
iv. Information concerning the subjects and how they are chosen.
v. Additional documentation as determined by national law.
FURTHER ESTABLISHES that research must be reviewed every year by an IRB. If the research is not approved, termination of the research must occur when all patients can be considered stable for release, and the IRB may take measures to ensure this happens in a timely manner for quick termination.
MANDATES that the IRBs be free from political pressure in their review of research.
REQUIRES that the IRBs reject any research that they reasonably believe may:
i. Cause participation that is not a result of an informed, impartial, and rational decision to provide consent except where the subjects legal rights were removed by due process of law
ii. Cause preventable death, serious injury, or significant physical or psychological damage to a subject.
ENSURES that WA nations regulate issues regarding consent of individuals and how that consent can be responsibly terminated.