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 # 252
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #70 “International Competition Law” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Cognizant of the intentions of GA#70 to reduce anti-competitive practices in the international market,
Admiring those intentions and lauding the efforts of the International Trade Administration,
Believing that the resolution in question has limited effectiveness, because it does not account for new or evolved anti-competitive practices,
Disappointed that the failure of foresight has led to the proliferation of many such practices worldwide,
Recognizing that the methods of regulation tasked to the International Trade Administration are excessively cumbersome,
Noting that the resolution seeks an international solution to the problems many national regulatory agencies face,
Understanding, however, that easing the burdens national regulatory agencies face in the pursuit of good business practices, rather than assuming those burdens, would be a preferable solution to those problems,
Believing that the World Assembly can work to ease those burdens and stop anti-competitive practices more easily without GA#70,
Hereby repeals GA#70.
Co-Authored By Glen-Rhodes.
General Assembly Resolution # 253
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #171 “Freedom in Medical Research” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Realizing that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, says the following,
"Doctors, and other medical professionals that utilize controversial forms of treatment shall not be penalized by either the individual, post-procedure, or the government, unless fully informed consent was not acquired,"
Regretting that this provision prevents patients from suing physicians who have harmed them while providing "controversial forms of treatment" and that it further prevents governments from prosecuting or removing the medical licenses of physicians who act negligently while providing "controversial forms of treatment," a phrase that the resolution never defines,
Believing that the patient, at least in some cases (which should be determined by law), is entitled to compensation for any loss or injury that he suffers at the hands of a physician, even if that patient did provide informed consent to the procedure that harmed him,
Opining that consent to a controversial procedure is not necessarily consent to every potential loss or injury that might result therefrom,
Suggesting that physicians who perform "controversial forms of treatment" and want to avoid lawsuits require the persons whom they are treating to sign contracts waiving the right to sue (see Resolution 205, Freedom to Contract) instead of relying on this Assembly to protect them from their own negligence or incompetence when they harm their patients,
Concerned that the provision quoted above unduly might restrict the authority of governments to regulate or to ban unproven medical procedures that are performed by charlatans and that are likely to cause severe harm or significant financial loss to patients and their families,
Noting that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, also says the following,
"Medicinal drugs, and other such substances shall visibly print the side-effects, ingredients, and the company in which the substance was produced on the vessel in which it's sold in,"
Understanding that it is often impossible to fit an entire list of the ingredients and potential side effects of a drug on the label of the vessel and that it is more reasonable for the drug and its container to be accompanied by a separate pamphlet or booklet that contains a full list of ingredients and potential side effects in a font size that is large enough to read,
Worried, therefore, that the requirement that all side effects and ingredients be printed on the vessel is unreasonable,
Holding the position that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, is flawed for the aforementioned reasons,
Clarifying that the passage of this repeal does not prevent member states from enacting and enforcing their own laws to provide legal protection or immunity to physicians who offer and provide controversial or experimental forms of medical treatment,
Repeals Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, thus rendering it null and void.
General Assembly Resolution # 254
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Icamera
The World Assembly,
CONCERNED that the serious universal issue of invasive plant and animal species has been overlooked by the international community;
HIGHLIGHTING accidental overproliferation of invasive species as not only a threat to ecosystems across the world, but also a significant, yet preventable financial burden for businesses and governments;
STRIVING to reduce such consequences by promoting international response to present invasive species outbreaks and cooperation in curbing future spread of dangerous species;
DEFINES "invasive species" as any non-sapient plant or animal species posing a serious risk of rapid, uncontrolled, and detrimental population growth upon being introduced to a new environment;
INSTITUTES an international ban on the unregulated introduction of potential invasive species to nations in which said species are likely to overtake or displace indigenous flora and fauna;
MANDATES that nations or other groups desiring to introduce any potentially beneficial non-native species conduct highly thorough research into the potential consequences thereof and maintain a fund for use in population control efforts should they become necessary;
REQUIRES that nations maintain a reasonably comprehensive, freely accessible registry of indigenous species indicating their reproductive capacity, biological predators, genetic variability, and ideal environmental conditions, among other information relevant to population growth capacity or pest control;
ENCOURAGES cooperation between member-states and the World Assembly Science Program in identifying species with the potential to thrive in and dominate certain environments or cause extinctions of native species;
PERMITS customs officials to take necessary action against individuals suspected of cross-border smuggling of potential invasive species via airports, docks, post, or national and local borders;
OUTLAWS practices of the shipping industry conducive to the accidental spread of invasive species, namely the discharge of ballast water in coastal waters or internal waterways and use of inadequate vessel-cleaning procedures;
GRANTS businesses, particularly those involved in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and other industries whose profitability is likely to be hampered by the costs of invasive species management, full access to the aforementioned registries;
FURTHERMORE AFFIRMS the right of said businesses to apply for guaranteed low-interest loans to be spent on management of harmful invasive species, upon the presentation of credible scientific evidence proving the necessity of assistance.
Co-authored by Ceni
General Assembly Resolution # 255
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The World Assembly,
REAFFIRMING that it is a right of states to refrain from conflicts that do not directly involve them,
BELIEVING that it is a responsibility of this Assembly to uphold this right,
And to this end resolves;
The term "neutral state" shall be defined as any state that has formally declared a policy of non-involvement, either in a specific conflict that involves one or more other states or in all such conflicts beyond its own borders (as 'general neutrality'), that has not participated in a relevant current conflict, and is in full compliance with the obligations of neutrals as listed in this resolution;
The term "belligerent" shall be defined as any state with armed forces involved in a relevant conflict;
The obligations of neutral states are as follows:
The state shall not allow any belligerents forces to cross or remain within its lands, excepting as clause 5 of this resolution lists, to launch attacks from or through its territories, or to recruit therein, nor shall it be legal for its people to serve belligerents as mercenaries;
The state may not perform any actions within or against belligerents that this resolution forbids belligerents to perform within or against neutrals, except that it may use reasonable force to repel belligerent forces that are violating its neutrality;
The state must not sell or otherwise supply war materiel to a belligerent, or allow anybody within its borders to do so, or allow its agencies or businesses to transport war materiel for belligerents, or (except as any other WA law specifies) allow war materiel for belligerents to cross its territories;
The rights of neutral states are as follows:
Belligerents may not declare war or commit any acts of war against states neutral in the relevant wars, and no WA member may do so at all to states that follow general neutrality;
Belligerents may not send armed forces into or across neutrals territories, except as this or another WA resolution specifically allows;
Belligerents must not conscript people with a neutrals nationality into their service, unless that neutral state agreed before the war that those people also hold the belligerents nationality;
Belligerents must not interfere with neutrals international trade, except as any other WA law specifically allows;
Belligerents must not compel prisoners of war (POWs) to enter a neutrals territory with the express intent that those people be caught and interned therein;
The following individuals or groups of belligerent states have the right of free passage within the territories of neutral states and vice versa; furthermore, any states trespassed upon have the right and duty to intern any trespassing personnel until either the conflict ends or both sides agree to their release:
Accidental strays who intend on leaving immediately;
Warships that were in serious danger of wreck, for a reasonable time to have their own crew make repairs to improve seaworthiness (but not to improve specifically combat-related systems);
As members of diplomatic missions, within reason;
Casualties or POWs being repatriated with both belligerent sides consent;
Member nations that form military alliances with any non-member nation must make full compliance with the provisions of this resolution by that ally a term of the alliance.
General Assembly Resolution # 256
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing that businesses often use trademarks to identify their goods or services,
Believing that international recognition of trademarks will reduce consumer confusion in the marketplace while rewarding businesses for producing higher quality goods and services,
The General Assembly,
Defines "trademark", for the purposes of this resolution, as a group of words, a visual design, an auditory expression, or some combination thereof that is used to identify goods or services from a particular source;
Further defines "trademark right", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to a distributor of goods or services regarding the use of a specific trademark, including the right:
to use that trademark to identify goods or services from that distributor and to distinguish those goods and services from those of other distributors,
to seek damages from and injunction against any other entity using that trademark in conjunction with the distribution of similar goods or services,
to license any of these rights to others, and
to extinguish any of these rights;
Further defines "foreign trademark", for the purposes of this resolution, as any trademark for which a trademark right is recognized by the member nation where the relevant distributor is located;
Mandates that each member nation recognize the exclusive rights associated with foreign trademarks for as long as the relevant distributors actively make use of their foreign trademarks when distributing goods and services in that member nation;
Authorizes each member nation to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights associated with certain foreign trademarks when such trademarks are:
merely descriptive of a product or service, or synonymous with a particular type of product or service,
deceptive or fraudulent,
confusingly similar to a trademark already recognized by that member nation, or to the name of another distributor or geographical location in that member nation, except when that trademark or that name was purposefully chosen to cause confusion in the marketplace due to its similarity with a foreign trademark,
in violation of general restrictions on freedom of expression, or
prohibited by any additional trademark regulations created by that member nation, so long as such regulations remain consistent with the goals of this resolution;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as requiring member nations to recognize domestic trademarks;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on trademarks.