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 # 225
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #106 “Assitance Givers Protection” (Category: Advancement of Industry; Area of Effect: Tort Reform) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Applauding the intentions of Ga #106 "Assitance Givers Protection,"
Seeking, however, to improve the quality of international law,
Believing that the resolution in question is poorly written,
Regretting that the ambiguity of its language precludes several of its clauses from being effectively enforced,
Recognizing that simply believing yourself capable of helping someone does not necessarily indicate capability to help effectively,
Notes that the resolution bars simple actions such as removing someone from harm's way, when doing so would be both warranted and acceptable.
Feeling that GA #106 unnecessarily ties the hands of nations who might be better arbiters of the merits of each individual case,
Emphasizes that harm resultant of negligence, even in the course of providing assistance, should still be actionable in civil court in at least some cases,
Accepting that most nations will pass their own laws on the subject without the interference of the World Assembly,
Hereby repeals Ga #106 "Assitance Givers Protection."
General Assembly Resolution # 226
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing that developing member nations often encounter significant difficulties in making capital investments and attracting foreign investment,
The General Assembly adopts the following resolution:
Article I: Mandate
The World Assembly Development Foundation is established, mandated with promoting socioeconomic development in developing member nations through foreign investment and international trade.
Article II: Development Strategies
The Foundation shall conduct extensive research relating to socioeconomic development in all developing member nations. All of the Foundation's research shall be released to the general public.
Based on its research, the Foundation shall create a comprehensive development strategy for all developing member nations, including as necessary:
capital investment projects designed to improve the infrastructure required to support future economic development and provide basic public services;
governmental reforms designed to promote good governance and remove barriers to foreign investment and international trade, including but not limited to austerity measures, balanced budgets, trade liberalization, privatization and deregulation, sustainable development programs, democratic reforms, improved respect for fundamental human rights, and increased spending on basic public services as appropriate; and
reasonable timelines for the completion of the aforementioned projects and reforms.
Development strategies shall be drafted with the full participation of all the major stakeholders in the subject nation.
Article III: Sovereign Loans Program
The Foundation is authorized to offer sovereign loans at its discretion to any developing member nation. Nations must have made a good-faith effort towards implementing the governmental reforms recommended by their development strategy, though the Foundation may allow exceptions during times of national emergency and economic crisis.
Member nations shall use these loans exclusively to implement the recommendations from their development strategy, though the Foundation may allow exceptions during times of national emergency and economic crisis.
Loans extended by the Foundation shall be entirely financed by willing member nations. The Foundation shall not be held liable in the event that a member nation defaults on a loan. A nation's share of all loan payments and influence on the Foundation's loan policy shall be proportional to the size of its contributions to the Foundation.
In general, member nations are encouraged to provide debt relief to other member nations during times of national emergency and economic crisis.
Article IV: Foreign Investment Insurance Program
The Foundation is authorized to insure any foreign investment in developing member nations at its discretion when available insurance is inadequate. The grounds for a claim are limited to currency inconvertibility, expropriation, war, terrorism and civil disturbance, breaches of contract, and governmental failure to honour financial obligations.
The Foundation shall charge premiums to investors sufficiently high to cover the risk of their investment and the expenses incurred in determining that risk.
The Foundation shall take any reasonable course of action to avoid bankruptcy, and must maintain a minimum liquidity ratio of 10% at all times.
General Assembly Resolution # 227
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly,
Recognising the need for a formal resolution on the procedures to protect the mentally disabled,
Understanding that there are multiple levels of of Mental Disability
Therefore Defining,for the purposes of this act, a Mentally Disabled person to be a sapient individual, above the age of majority, whose sapience has been reduced to the point where any two or more of the following are significantly reduced:
The ability to understand their rights
Their ability to defend their rights to the same extent as the average citizen in their nation
Their ability to exercise their rights
Their ability to make informed decisions regarding their health and safety
Hereby Mandates that in necessary cases, including but not limited to; legal matters, court matters, and medical consent, a limited power of attorney be transferred to a Responsible Adult.
Defines a Responsible Adult as one of the following
A preferred Responsible Adult, nominated by the person before they become disabled, will be the first person requested to become the Responsible Adult, but only if they can prove that they have no conflict of interest
A member of the Disabled Person's family, who can legally establish that they have no conflict of interests
In lieu of a suitable candidate, a representative, independent of the national government, must be selected, who must also pass a test of conflict of interest.
Mandates that the said Responsible Adult be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that no conflict of interest develops
Restricts the power of Attorney given to the Responsible Adult to the least possible in the circumstances
Urges the states to use this legislation as a matter of last resort, and to consider all alternatives before transferring a persons authority to another.
Urges the states using this legislation to work towards a position whereby a Disabled Person's authority is returned to them at the earliest possible juncture
Mandates the creation of a commission to monitor states for abuse of this legislation
General Assembly Resolution # 228
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
URGING the WA to recognize that animals kept as property by people must be provided with protections as a moral responsibility;
REALIZING the importance of animals as food, clothing and medical resources that are imported and exported internationally and would thus require an international effort to prevent cruelty;
UNDERSTANDING that populations of animals sometimes require the intervention of people to prevent population growth or harm that is detrimental to the animal, environment and people, and allowing for such actions if all reasonable actions are taken to prevent unnecessary pain and suffering.
LIMITS animals in this resolution to beings that possess the scientifically demonstrated ability to feel and experience pain. Animals unable to feel pain as a result of their physiology are exempt.
LIMITS restrictions on interactions between people and animals in this resolution to include only all forms of domesticity, including farming and animal testing industries. Wild animals are exempt from this resolution as they are not a legal responsibility of owners.
DEFINES unnecessary as able to be reasonably avoided; While some industry, such as the meat industry, or fur industry, require that an animal be killed in order to create a product, which will necessitate brief pain, it is considered unavoidable. Similarly, prolonging the death of an animal because it is more cost effective is avoidable, so long as an alternative is economically feasible for that nation.
DEFINES pain and suffering as the unpleasant sensory experience associated with actual tissue damage and lasting unpleasant sensory experience as a result of prior tissue damage. Tissue damage inflicted under the supervision of a qualified veterinarian and with the use of anaesthetics to reduce or eliminate pain is reasonable.
DEFINES owners as any person who has purchased an animal or its descendants and/or has provided food or shelter or medical care to an animal on that persons property for more than 31 days.
PROVIDES animals with the right to safety, reasonable quality of life and freedom from torture through holding owners legally responsible by:
1. PROHIBITING the infliction of unnecessary pain and suffering on any animal by any person either directly or remotely.
2. ENCOURAGING that domestic animals kept outside of an individuals living space be provided with an environment that as closely resembles its natural habitat as is possible; one example would be free range.
3. REQUIRING that individuals or a group that possess legal rights under its nations law to an animal provide reasonable protection from harm by other animals and persons.
4. FORBIDDING forms of entertainment that require or involve the infliction of pain or suffering on animals,
5. ESTABLISHES the Protection of Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) that will meet annually at the WAHQ or another suitably neutral site to create and edit a list of feeling species protected under this legislation and determines whether an action is necessary or reasonable if national governments are unable to reach a decision.
General Assembly Resolution # 229
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Cowardly Pacifists
The World Assembly:
CONVINCED that providing a system for resolving civil disputes is one of the primary purposes of government;
APPLAUDING the varied and admirable systems of civil justice that exist in every member nation;
AWARE that all civil justice systems have an attendant cost that is paid for by taxes, filing charges, and other court fees;
CONCERNED that court costs can be very expensive and that some individuals, because of their limited resources or means, may be unable to afford filing or court fees;
RESOLVED that an individual's socioeconomic background should not determine their access to justice, and that an individual should not be deprived of access to civil courts simply because they are unable to afford court costs;
1. DEFINES "court costs" for the purposes of this act, as "the costs and fees charged by a court (or other civil justice system) directly to a litigant for services rendered by the court." Examples of court costs include, but are not limited to: filing fees, service fees, court reporter charges, court transcripts, copying costs, and other similar expenses charged by the court.
2. ENCOURAGES member nations to fund their civil justice systems in a manner that completely avoids passing court costs directly onto litigants;
3. ENCOURAGES member nations to permit a successful litigant to recover the court costs they incur from the losing party;
4. MANDATES that if a member nation requires the payment of court costs, prior to the assessing those costs a litigant is entitled to request a cost wavier and/or deferment. Any individual whose request demonstrates that paying court costs would present a severe financial hardship, given their particular economic situation, shall be permitted to proceed with their case regardless of whether they have paid court costs.