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.
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General Assembly Resolution # 109
Rights of the Orphaned Child
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
Identity Theft Prevention Act
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
Medical Research Ethics Act
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.
General Assembly Resolution # 112
Convention on Execution
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Understanding the signficiant moral and ethical challenges of capital punishment,
Acknowledging that the extremes of both ends of the debate cannot be fairly applied across the entire World Assembly,
Wishing to uphold the sovereignty of this facet of national penal law, but to also prevent unconscionable use of capital punishment,
The World Assembly hereby
1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
a. Execution as the lawfully sponsored and orchestrated death of an individual as their punishment for committing a crime;
b. Summary execution as the execution of an individual without a trial as stipulated by this resolution;
c. Extrajudicial execution as the act of extraditing an individual to or otherwise placing an individual into the custody of a non-member nation, with the intent of allowing that nation to execute that individual outside of the regulations of this resolution;
2. Grants the right of member nations to allow the use of execution in accordance with the regulations of this act, with deference to active regulations in previously passed resolutions;
3. Establishes exceptions to article 2 for the following persons:
a. Those who are pregnant,
b. Those who lack the mental capacity needed to understand the wrongfulness of their crime, or to conform their behavior to the law,
c. Children and those with equivalent mental capacity;
4. Requires that a trial in which execution is a possible punishment be separated into two parts, wherein the first part determines guilt or innocence and the second part decides the applicability and merits of an execution;
5. Prohibits the use of summary execution and extrajudicial execution, and requires that a fair and equitable route of seeking monetary compensation and justice for the family of victims of such executions be devised by each member nation;
6. Encourages any nation that has legalized execution to restrict its use to the most extreme cases and to provide a route for seeking commutation or pardon;
7. Declares that this resolution shall not be construed to deny additional regulations on execution, where seen necessary and proper by the World Assembly to prevent miscarriages of justice.
Co-authored by Unibot.
General Assembly Resolution # 113
The Gem Trading Accord
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Realising that the trading of precious gemstones is vital to many member states' economies and,
Dismayed at the deceit employed to falsely trade fake and poor quality gems and precious stones and,
Noting that such trade can badly damage trade in real gems of quality and depress the market in natural stones.
Concerned that fraudulent trade in gems and precious stones may fund international criminal organisations and,
Convinced that standardisation of quality of gems and punishment of fraudulent trade in gemstones is a manifest good,
The WA hereby founds the International Gemological Agency (IGA) and International Gemological Laboratory (IGL).
Precious stone: any naturally occurring mineral valued for relative qualities of its appearance far beyond its intrinsic value
Gem: a cut or otherwise prepared Precious stone.
a) The IGA, funded by normal sources, will cooperate with the IGL to establish standards of gemstone quality for all gems traded within and between WA member states.
b) WA member states and the IGA must ensure that all traded gems are tested to meet these standards.
c) The IGA will accredit laboratories within member states to test and assess the quality of gems and precious stones in order to licence guaranteed trade in real gems, thereby assuring consumers of the standard of quality of their purchases, ending trade in fraudulent and misrepresented gems.
d) The IGA, in cooperation with producers, traders and governments, shall discuss issues and arbitrate disputes regarding the international trade in Gems and Precious stones.
e) The IGA shall assist member states, when needed, to ensure that only WA standard quality gems are marketed as such and that all synthetic or substandard gems are clearly understood to be such at the point of sale.
f) IGA accredited laboratories, with IGL assistance, will certify whether or not coloured gems have undergone any treatments; gems passing this test shall be certified as natural.
g) The IGL shall assist producers of artificial or synthetic gemstones to differentiate their products from naturally occurring gems to avoid such stones being mistaken for natural gems; trade in synthetic or artificial gems shall remain licit so long as they are not fraudulently sold as natural gems.
h) Trade in gems not certified by IGA accredited laboratories is hereby outlawed; those found to have illicitly traded non-certified gems shall be punished with fines, penalties, or forfeits proportionate to the magnitude of their crime.
i) Member states are strongly urged to thoroughly investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of large scale fraudulent precious stone and gem trading; where sufficient expertise in the field of fraudulent gem trading is lacking, the IGA shall assist in providing experts with relevant experience and qualifications.
j) The provisions of this statute apply to all gems and precious stones sold within WA member states. IGA accredited laboratories will make every effort to protect the integrity of pieces in which gems are set when testing gems in situ, expert craftspersons will be employed to remove and replace gems when necessary. Repair work attendant upon any damage caused by the testing process must be fully detailed to the owners of the pieces in question.