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 # 132
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Article I, Preamble:
The World Assembly recognizes the need for able persons to fight in the military of member nations. It further recognizes that many persons may have religious, conscientious, or moral reasons for objecting to combative military service. The World Assembly believes that these persons should not be compelled to serve against such beliefs. It hereby enacts this resolution to protect these persons.
Article II, Definitions:
1) A conscientious objector shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered a person who has genuine religious, conscientious, or moral objections to participation in war, wherein:
1a) Such objections are held against participation in war of any form, rather than participation in a specific war, except as noted in §1b.
1b) Objection to a specific war shall be considered valid if the war is one of aggression as defined below, or the objector is within two degrees of consanguinity of any citizen of the opposing nation's military.
2) A war of aggression shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered an armed conflict initiated by the conscientious objector's nation without prior provocation from the nation being attacked.
2a) Provocation shall be considered only violent and aggressive acts, terrorism, espionage, or credible threats thereof, against the objector's nation or its allies.
2b) Such shall only be considered provocation if it was funded, sponsored, or approved of by the government of the nation being attacked.
2c) Military occupation of another nation with the uncoerced consent of that nation's rightful government shall not be considered a war of aggression.
3) Combative military duties shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered any duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person.
3a) This shall include, but not be limited to, the use of any weaponry, the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles, and the control of any machine or vehicle equipped with weaponry.
3b) This shall not include administrative duties or the furnishing or preparation of medical and food services.
Article III, Requirements of Nations:
1) No nation shall compel a conscientious objector to serve in combative military duties.
2) No nation may punish or penalize a conscientious objector for that status.
2a) Nations may compel conscientious objectors to serve in non-combative military or non-military duties.
3) Nations may make a good-faith effort to determine the veracity of a person's claim of conscientious objector status.
3a) This may include psychological evaluation of the person in question, as well as non-coercive, non-intimidating interviews with those familiar with the person in question.
3b) Nations must consider in these determinations the possibility that a person may develop objections during or following military service.
4) Nations may require those acquiring conscientious objector status while serving in a combative military duty to continue said duty for a pre-determined, finite period of time prior to reassignment to a non-combative duty.
4a) Such period shall exceed neither six months nor the term for which the duty was originally assigned.
5) This resolution shall not be construed to prohibit nor require the establishment of compulsory military service.
General Assembly Resolution # 133
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #131 “Missing Minors Act” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
NOTING that the Missing Minors Act has good intentions;
RECOGNISING that GA#131 was intended as a replacement for a previously repealed resolution,
HOWEVER REALISING that the Act does not put in place effective measures for the finding of missing children,
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,
ACKNOWLEDGES the following limitations of the resolution text:
»1: there is a lack of a clear distinction between a runaway and a missing child;
»2: the safety of a missing child is put in doubt due to the lack of details regarding a database and whether the public, including child abductors, would have access;
»3: it allows nations to reclassify what constitutes a minor in their nation, thereby enabling them to bypass the creation of an MCO, the main efficacy of this Act;
»4: while individual member nations are able to apply to the WA for funds, nations are merely "recommended" to provide adequate funding for MCOs, thereby allowing nations to evade the spirit of this Act by setting a substandard level of monetary funding;
»5: the resolution only applies when the custodian is unaware of the whereabouts of the minor, oblivious to the fact that some custodians neither care nor want said minors;
»6: the resolution doesn't adequately deal with the situation when a child returns, of their own freewill or otherwise;
REPEALS GA #131, the Missing Minors Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 134
A resolution to tighten or relax gun control laws.
The General Assembly,
AWARE of the sad fact that there are those among the sapient beings of the universe that suffer from varying forms of mental incompetency,
ALSO AWARE that in many nations, gun rights are a fundamental part of their constitutions or laws,
BELIEVING, however, that those deemed to be mentally incompetent, in the interest of protecting themselves and their peers, should not be allowed to handle guns,
The General Assembly hereby,
I. DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution,
1. "Gun" as "a device easily transported by one person, designed for the basic purpose of causing damage to beings and property, that uses a series of steps, ending in the usage of a manual trigger, that fires, at high speeds, small projectiles, or burst or streams of concentrated energy";
2. "Mentally Incompetent" as those who, in the professional opinion of a medical professional trained to make such observations, are "unable to distinguish between real and imaginary events" or "unable to understand the potential consequences of their actions";
II. CLARIFIES that for a being to count as being "mentally incompetent" they need only fit one of the above definitions for "mentally incompetent";
III. DECLARES that a judge or other judicial body may order someone to be tested for being "mentally incompetent", and can recommend that somebody be classified as such, but cannot order somebody to be considered "mentally incompetent" for the purposes of this resolution;
IV. BANS those who are "mentally incompetent" from purchasing, selling, handling, using, or assisting in the testing of guns;
V. ALLOWS for those who are "mentally incompetent", to challenge their status and take a test that, should they pass, would lift from them the status of "mentally incompetent" for the purposes of this resolution only;
VI. CHARGES the World Health Authority (WHA) with creating a list of conditions that could potentially cause someone to become "mentally incompetent", creating a test for the purposes of Article IV, and actively disseminating that information, through the Universal Library Coalition (ULC) and other information banks;
VII. CLARIFIES that this does not affect the gun laws of individual nations with regards to people not deemed to be "mentally incompetent";
General Assembly Resolution # 135
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Opiachus
The World Assembly, gathered today, has neglected to provide a universal time measurement for all WA nations in the universe. Such a need for this time measurement can not be ignored. It can be used by international combat operations to co-ordinate militaries from several countries to jointly attack. It can be used as an official time zone for use in governments. It is needed to make a common time zone for convienient reference, so that no converting is necessary.
The World Assembly hereby:
DEFINES and CREATES the WA Universal Time (WAUT) as a common time measure for the WA across all WA nations as a co-ordinated time measure designed to increase government effectiveness and provide a universal time for the WA's internal use.
WA Universal Time in this document will now be known as UT (Universal Time).
FORMS the World Assembly Time Board (WATB), tasked with regulating UT around all nations to be synchronized within half a second (0.5 seconds or 500 milliseconds) of a master atomic clock started once this resolution is passed. The atomic precision master clock shall be kept to match a chosen observatory's time as defined below. It will use a second defined as 9,192,631,770 transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of a caesium-133 atom, thereby making the master clock an atomic clock.
FURTHER DEFINES that the WATB observes and keeps the master clock to match the UT time tracked at an observatory picked by the WATB. Time observation will start when this legislation is passed by the General Assembly. Master clock will be kept in check by adding "leaps" of various intervals to keep the clock correct to the observatory chosen.
SELECTS a universal 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day for WA internal use. UT will use this format.
CLARIFIES that an hour is 60 minutes, and a minute is 60 seconds. The exact scientific definition of a second is 9,192,631,770 electronic transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of caesium-133 atoms.
FURTHER CLARIFIES that in no way does UT substitute or replace any other time zone, or forces members to use UT as an official time zone.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDS member states to define UT/WAUT by the definition provided above, and to recognize this act and it's implements as an official time measurement for government use.
URGES member states to contribute to the WATB by hosting a secondary clock to provide a backup. Please note that the clock in question needs to be a caesium-133 atomic clock.
- Defines and Creates UT.
- Forms the WATB, tasked with regulating UT.
- Further defines that the master clock (and by extension, UT) be following a 24 hour clock tracked at an observatory chosen by the WATB.
- Selects a 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day and clock system for WA use.
- Strongly Recommends WA states to recognize this act and it's implements as an official time measurement tool.
- Urges WA states to contribute via hosting a secondary clock to enhance UT.
The World Assembly hereby passes the Universal Standard Time Act and it's implements.
General Assembly Resolution # 136
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
DEFINING wartime as a period of conflict between two armed entities,
DEFINING desecration as the act of defiling, profaning, or otherwise mutilating and causing undue trauma,
DEFINING the field of battle as the location at which an armed conflict resulting in casulties has occurred or is occurring,
NOTING that in wartime situations there are casualties and deaths,
FURTHER NOTING that emotions may run high in wartime situations, resulting in unbecoming behavior,
CONCERNED that the bodies of deceased combatants and civilians may be desecrated in acts of rage, violence, or malice,
AWARE that the bodies of the deceased should be treated with respect,
COGNIZANT of the impact that the desecration of a body can have on the family, friends, and relations of the deceased,
The World Assembly hereby
DEMANDS that states take appropriate measures to prevent the desecration of deceased civilians, military personnel, and any others who may fall on the field of battle,
CONDEMNS those who partake in such acts, as well as those governments that support said activity,
STRONGLY SUGGESTS that nations make provisions for the proper burial or other post-death rituals, depending on the culture of the nation or of the deceased in question, whenever possible,
RECOMMENDS that appropriate measures be taken to ensure the repatriation of the deceased to their nation of origin, whenever possible,
PROHIBITS the needless dismembering of deceased combatants on the field of battle