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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 112
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes
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.
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General Assembly Resolution # 113
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.
General Assembly Resolution # 114
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The Assembled Nations of the World,
APPALLED at the dehumanizing practice of mutilating the genitals of girls and young women without medical necessity;
DEFINING Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, as any of the following, separately or together, when done to an individual without that individual's fully informed uncoerced consent and when not medically necessary:
A. The removal, in whole or in part, of the clitoris, clitoral hood, labia minora or labia majora,
B. Any deformation or alteration of the vulva for the purpose of closing or reducing the size of the vaginal opening, or
C. Any other alteration of the female genitals for the purpose, or that has the effect, of reducing or modifying sexual function, desire, arousal or pleasure;
CLARIFYING that for a procedure to be "medically necessary" per the above definition it must be, in the opinion of a medical doctor, needed in order to prevent death or permanent physical harm to an individual, and must be the least invasive procedure that will prevent death or permanent physical harm;
ACKNOWLEDGING that FGM is a longstanding cultural tradition in some parts of the world;
however, ASSERTING that cultural or religious identity or tradition is wholly inadequate justification for the barbaric mutilation of an individual's sexual organs without that individual's fully informed consent;
BEMOANING the loss of sexual function and sexual pleasure that the victims of FGM experience as a result of these procedures;
CONCERNED about the medical complications that can result from these unnecessary and unsafe procedures, including infections of various kinds, infertility, scarring, complications during childbirth or even death;
DEDICATED to the fundamental human rights of girls and women and to the bodily integrity and sovereignty to which every individual is entitled;
hereby PROHIBIT the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in all member states;
REQUIRE member states to treat the infliction of FGM upon an individual, or causing FGM to be inflicted upon an individual under one's authority or control, as a criminal act, with penalties appropriate for the barbarism of the act;
INSIST that member states likewise criminalize the act of traveling outside the nation for the purpose of inflicting FGM or having FGM inflicted upon an individual;
MANDATE that member states with populations that have a history or tradition of FGM engage in a campaign to educate their populations about the negative effects of FGM and the right of all citizens to be free from FGM;
STRONGLY URGE member states to encourage, via diplomatic pressure or other legal, peaceful means, non-member states to prohibit FGM and populations of non-member states to abandon the practice;
CLARIFY that this resolution does nothing to prohibit the voluntary alteration of the genitals when the individual undergoing the procedure fully understands the potential consequences and grants informed uncoerced consent to the procedure; and
FURTHER CLARIFY that legally sanctioned parental authority, any legal right that parents or guardians may have to consent to medical procedures on behalf of an individual or any legal rights that any person or entity may have when acting in loco parentis in regards to an individual are not sufficient justification for inflicting FGM and that only the fully informed uncoerced consent of the individual herself is sufficient justification for allowing such procedures.
General Assembly Resolution # 115
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Northern Itasca
The WA General Assembly,
ACKNOWLEDGING that not all nations in the World Assembly have the capability to launch a space program on their own due to the fact that space programs require incredible amounts of funding and technology that not all nations are capable of developing.
BELIEVING that all nations in the World Assembly should have the opportunity of exploring and researching space, even less capable ones that are not able to do so by themselves.
HEREBY tasks the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP) with the following:
1.) Collecting funds through private charity from WA nations, corporations, and individuals.
2.) Gathering scientists and researchers from WA nations to design, build, and launch the Word Assembly Space Research Station (WASRS).
3.) Ensuring that all member nations have equal access to the WASRS.
4.) Creating and enforcing customs policies for the WASRS.
DESIGNATES the World Assembly Space Research Station as a weapons free facility
The World Assembly General Assembly hereby commissions the World Assembly Space Research Station Program.
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