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 # 146
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The World Assembly,
OBSERVING that there is a great diversity of educational standards and philosophies between institutes of higher education,
NOTING, however, that standards of education are rarely, if ever, uniformly low in any one nation,
ALARMED that some institutes of accreditation refuse individuals access to their accreditation process based solely on the nation where their qualification was earned,
FURTHER OBSERVING that academic nomenclature varies just as much as educational standards,
CONCERNED that apprehensions about the quality of academic titles may reduce the employability of highly skilled individuals,
BELIEVING that a system clarifying the levels of education that individuals have received would be a boon to both individuals and their prospective employers,
DEFINES "institutes of accreditation" as any national or supranational organisation charged with determining the validity of academic qualifications and/or awarding suitably-qualified individuals with the right to use legally-protected professional titles,
CHARGES institutes of accreditation with the task of developing a functional national equivalence for all academic titles being held by those who legally seek work inside their area of operation,
OBLIGES all institutes of accreditation to supply information on qualifications inside their area of operation to other institutes of accreditation upon request of such,
PROHIBITS institutes of accreditation from refusing individuals access to their accreditation process based solely on the nation where their qualification was earned,
PERMITS institutes of accreditation to charge a nominal fee to cover the costs involved with accrediting qualifications earned in other nations,
CLARIFIES that this resolution neither requires nor prohibits any particular method or process of academic accreditation.
Co-authored by Knootoss
General Assembly Resolution # 147
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Knootoss
The World Assembly,
BELIEVING that all persons have the right to a fair trial;
HAVING PREVIOUSLY ruled that Member States may not extradite a person to a jurisdiction where there is probable cause to believe they would be subjected to torture;
HAVING FURTHER ruled that nations must facilitate the extradition of those suspected of certain severe crimes, subject to national and international law;
ENTITLES all persons inside the jurisdiction of World Assembly Member States to a legal appeal in the nation from which extradition is requested;
DECLARES that persons inside the jurisdiction of a World Assembly Member State may not be extradited to another World Assembly Member State, in the absence of a treaty governing the terms of extradition or a national law governing the terms of extradition to nations with whom no treaty has been established;
FURTHER DECLARES that a legal appeal against extradition must also be accepted if any of the following are true:
a) The nation requesting extradition cannot provide evidence that unless rebutted would be sufficient to prove the act for which extradition is sought;
b) The act for which extradition is sought does not constitute a crime in the nation from which extradition is requested;
c) The crime for which extradition is sought is of a political nature;
d) The punishment for the crime for which extradition is sought would not be administered in the nation from which extradition is requested;
e) The nation from which extradition is requested claims jurisdiction over the crime for which extradition is sought;
CLARIFIES that the nation from which extradition is requested may also refuse to extradite for other reasons, insofar as such refusal does not contradict existing World Assembly resolutions;
ENCOURAGES Member States to enact legislation which facilitates the prosecution of cross-border crime.
General Assembly Resolution # 148
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
The General Assembly,
Noting that precious minerals such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold are mined or taxed by armed groups in various failed states and undeveloped nations, with the profits used to fund their militarization,
Acknowledging that said armed groups will often coerce locals to work in extremely dangerous working conditions for mining where numerous human rights abuses are committed,
Understanding that a boycott of conflict minerals in products is oftentimes impossible to do, as it is extremely hard to track the movement, trade and refining of conflict minerals,
Defines "Conflict Mineral" as any ore or metal, the purchase or taxation of which financially supports non-state militant(s),
1. Prohibits the taxation of minerals by a non-state militant group either directly or via proxy;
2. Outlaws the acquisition, ownership or management of a mining/drilling location by a non-state militant group either directly or via proxy;
3. Demands that member-nations endeavor to secure the transportation and trade of minerals so that it can be done reasonably safely without fear of reprisal or injury to the transporter by non-state militant groups, or fear of theft by non-state militant groups;
4. Forbids the direct act or facilitation of purchasing, trading or refining of conflict minerals, although charges against transgressors may be lifted if it is determined by domestic courts that the status of said mineral(s) was not genuinely known to be that of "conflict mineral(s)" by the transgressor;
5. Establishes the International Geological and Metallurgical Laboratory (IGML) as a subdivision of the WA Scientific Programme (WASP);
6. Requests that the IGML work in coordination with member-nations to investigate the source of suspected conflict minerals, and provide analysis without charge (e.g., laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) for member-nations on the sources of minerals whose sources are widely disputed;
7. Encourages member-nations to urge their domestic businesses to verify the sources of minerals used in their products;
8. Permits Member-Nations to recognize non-state militant groups as de facto state militant groups for the purposes of this legislation, and hereby avoid compliance issues with c.1-2,4 but only if there is clear and present evidence to substantiate c.8.a, and also substantiate either c.8.b or c.8.c, or both:
(A) supporters of the de jure state or neutrals involved in the conflict will not be denied social equality with all other citizens of their nation of residence by the non-state militant group (or a government established with its assistance) if said group gains sovereign or international recognition or acquires a sovereign monopoly over the legitimate use of violence or authority;
(B) the militant group is a response to some form of injustice (e.g., social, political, racial or economic);
(C) the uncoerced will of the people of the nation occupied by the militant group is invested in such a non-state militant group more so than the state militant group (e.g., a democratic liberation front).
General Assembly Resolution # 149
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: A mean old man
The World Assembly,
ASSERTING its belief that the people of all nations have a right to live without unnecessary fears of damage to their physical well-being,
RECOGNIZING that many companies produce goods which significantly degrade or cease to function after a period of time,
BELIEVING that the average length of time that certain goods last must be known in order to promote the safety of the consumer,
NOTING that this holds true for items such as medical supplies/equipment and food,
DEFINES, solely for the purposes of this resolution, a "necessity" as any item which is intended for organic consumption and/or an item that, if it was not in proper condition or if it was not functioning, would lead to the deprivation of any sort of bodily activity that is required for the extension of any organism's lifetime,
CHARGES any distributor of any necessity to attain an accurate and average prediction of how long each and every necessity that they distribute will last until it degrades to a level of quality at which it will directly "lead to the deprivation of any sort of bodily activity that is required for the extension of [one's] lifetime,"
MANDATES that the distributors of a necessity provide, in a readily comprehensible fashion, all of the information that they have been charged to acquire by the previous clause to any who wish to view it,
FURTHER MANDATES that any recipient(s) of a necessity be provided with the information on how long the exact necessity that they are receiving lasts by the distributor of said necessity.
General Assembly Resolution # 150
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #134 “Guns and Mental Capacity” (Category: Gun Control; Decision: Tighten) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:
UNDERSTANDS that the aims of this resolution are laudable,
REALIZES, however, that there are far too many loopholes in the resolution text to be an easily enforceable resolution,
LAMENTS the use of definitions within the resolution text that were far too non-specific and general.
"GUNS" would include the following:
Children's toys, such as water guns, paintball guns, marshmallow guns, etc.
Industrial equipment, such as welding equipment, heating guns, hole punchers for leather or sheet metal, etc.
Environmental care equipment, such as leaf blowers, snow blowers, etc.
Self defense or survival tools, such as pepper spray, signal flares, etc.
Spray bottles that contain pesticides, paint thinners, cleaning solvent, etc.
"MENTALLY INCOMPETENT" would include the following:
Young children, who would then be unable to use toys specifically created for their use and enjoyment.
Individuals who suffer from anorexia or bulimia or a similar self-image disorder.
Anyone who has ever had a delusional fever.
Gullible and/or misinformed individuals.
Individuals who are being properly and sufficiently treated for a psychiatric disorder.
REGRETS the passage of a resolution that would outlaw legitimate weapons testing and also the testing of items that are inaccurately categorized as guns for the purposes of this resolution.
NOTES that Article VI references a test for the purposes of Article IV, but that Article IV does not reference the use of any test whatsoever.
FEARS that the tests detailed in Articles III and V are not detailed at all within the resolution text. The lack of specificity or guidelines whatsoever leaves the content and nature of the test(s) entirely up to individual member nations. This would allow for individual national governments to subvert the intent of the proposal by creating test(s) that fit with their own desires.
WORRIES that the publishing of the test(s) on the ULC may allow for individuals to study to their nations test(s) beforehand, thus allowing legitimately incompetent individuals to game the system.
UNDERSTANDS that these shortcomings of the resolution text make this laws enforcement and effect dubious, at best.
REPEALS GA#134, "Guns and Mental Capacity.