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 # 182
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Description: A proposal to encourage nations to fund renewable energy research.
AWARE that the use of fossil fuels and fossil fuel related products depletes the limited reserves upon planets
UNDERSTANDS that the burning of fossil fuels such as coal to produce electricity releases the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming as well as other noxious compounds that can later cause acid rain as well as other environmental issues,
CONCERNED that this rapid depletion would leave no way to produce energy for future generations,
KNOWS that there are other ways to generate electricity without using fossil fuels. These include, but is not limited to, solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro,
1) Instructs World Assembly nations to devote sufficient funding in order to make a meaningful and good faith effort towards researching renewable energy
2) Encourages nations to enact policies on fossil-fuel burning power plants to commit a minimum 5% from their expenditure to further renewable energy research and to develop ways to better utilize alternative energy sources
3) Urges nations to take into account and implement results from the renewable energy research
IN ORDER to allow future generations to produce electricity without further polluting the atmosphere.
General Assembly Resolution # 183
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly,
NOTING the existence of persons who threaten the safety and/or life of other persons,
RECOGNISING that such threats may require those threatened or others to respond with force in order to protect themselves or others,
BELIEVING that those who use such force to protect themselves or others should not be punished for this,
ACKNOWLEDGING the possibility that forceful responses in the defense of self or others may be excessive,
DEFINES "reasonable force" as an amount of force within a reasonable degree of the smallest amount of force necessary to protect one's self or others from an imminent threat to safety and/or health by another person or group of persons,
DECLARES that no person who uses reasonable force to defend themselves or others from another person or group of persons shall face persecution or prosecution for the use of this force,
PLACES the duty of ascertaining whether the force used in such situations was reasonable or not in the hands of the judiciary.
General Assembly Resolution # 184
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #67 “Habeas Corpus” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The Assembled Nations of the World,
CONVINCED of the right of individuals to be free from illegal or unjust detention;
APPLAUDING the intent of this body to uphold that right when it passed General Assembly Resolution #67, "Habeas Corpus;"
however, DEEPLY TROUBLED by several flaws in the aforementioned resolution that render it ineffective in several areas;
TERRIBLY VEXED that the aforementioned resolution explicitly allows double jeopardy, the practice of trying an individual more than once for the same offense;
FURTHER VEXED that the aforementioned resolution imposes minimal obstacles to the unfettered use of double jeopardy, merely requiring the approval of a person who is "duly authorised by the legal system" to grant a "full legal authorisation for a retrial," essentially allowing for indefinite retrials, continuing to detain the individual all the while, until the court hands down a verdict favorable to the state;
DISTURBED that the aforementioned resolution allows the arbitrary detention, with no suspicion of wrongdoing, of an individual for up to twenty-four hours in any week, with minimal restrictions and with nothing to prevent repeated arbitrary detention for twenty four hours during every week indefinitely as a form of harassment or extra-legal punishment;
STUNNED that the aforementioned resolution does absolutely nothing to prohibit the continued detention, possibly indefinitely, of an individual after an acquittal;
FLABBERGASTED that the aforementioned resolution does absolutely nothing to prohibit the continued detention, possibly indefinitely, of an individual after his or her criminal sentence has been completed;
NOTING WITH CONSTERNATION that the aforementioned resolution does not actually require member states to allow detained individuals to challenge their detention, much less set any standards for such challenges;
DESIROUS of a resolution that effectively grants the right of habeas corpus to every individual under World Assembly jurisdiction, but cognizant that such a resolution cannot be passed until GAR67 is repealed;
hereby REPEAL General Assembly Resolution #67, "Habeas Corpus."
General Assembly Resolution # 185
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #61 “WA Copyright Charter” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Artistic) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
BELIEVING the people have a right to partake in their own culture
UNDERSTANDING that the primary purpose of copyright is to promote the creation of new works;
NOTING that it is very difficult to motivate people who have been dead for a quarter century;
PUZZLED why the World Assembly nonetheless insists upon this as the minimum term for copyright;
CONCERNED that the wording of the resolution forces a system of guilt until proven innocence in the case of fair use, which runs contrary to the legal systems of many member nations;
WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVING that, other than the aforementioned flaws, the resolution is well written and strikes a decent balance between the rights of the people and the promotion of creativity;
HOPING a similar resolution will be promptly passed, with the aforementioned flaws addressed;
The World Assembly hereby repeals Resolution #61, World Assembly Copyright Charter.
General Assembly Resolution # 186
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Damanucus
The General Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,
HESITANTLY ACKNOWLEDGING that this unregulated practice may serve as a detriment to those living within an embargoed nation, insofar as member-states may not be able to effectively provide quality healthcare for their citizens.
ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics,
The World Assembly therefore;
DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution:
"Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and/or analysis, as well as the maintenance of general health, inclusive of, but not limited to : medications, medicinal clothing, apparel, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
"Professional medical personnel" as any qualified individual (or group thereof) that delivers medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a primary part of their job.
PROHIBITS the blocking of any transport that is conveying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel; however, any transport that is attempting to convey any product besides the aforementioned is not covered under the provisions of this resolution.
MANDATES that member-nations, on the occasion where medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel are transported alongside other items during a blockade, to arrange the collection and transport into national borders of said medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel, at an agreed point close to, but on their originating side of, the nation's borders.
CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with the following duties:
a. Assuring the safe transportation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel to and in blockaded member-nations; and
b. Dispensing medical supplies and professional medical personnel transported under these terms among the populace of the blockaded member-nation on a per-needs basis, ensuring that said medical supplies are used for non-military, medical purposes, and said professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.
MANDATES that governments of blockaded member-nations do not interfere with transportation and dispensation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel within their borders, unless assisting in the transportation and dispensation under the supervision and direction of the World Health Authority and national health authorities.