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 # 343
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #303 “Debris Prevention” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Manufacturing) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging the aim of Resolution #303 to seek to reduce the amount of debris in orbit;
Concerned and distressed that Resolution #303 has the following stand-alone, flagrant flaws:
I. The lack of a definition for 'debris' despite debris being the chief subject, a fundamental flaw which delinquent nations could and very likely have been exploiting in order to circumvent this resolution.
II. The clause "CLARIFIES that this resolution will not impede or restrict the rights of nations to do battle in space..." is problematic in that space battles naturally result in a massive amount of debris being released into orbit, yet this resolution is silent on how to prevent, reduce, or even minimize this cause of debris.
III. This resolution has done nothing to provide for the cleaning up or reduction of debris existing in orbit either both before or after its implementation.
IV. A small minority of this assembly are space-faring nations, and therefore legislation on this matter would be better instituted by nations that share the same technological capabilities.
Asserting that Resolution #303 is ineffective, insufficient, and inadequate, and that these flaws have undermined the effectiveness of this probably well-intentioned resolution;
Hereby repeals "General Assembly Resolution #303, Debris Prevention"
General Assembly Resolution # 344
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Seeking to eliminate extreme poverty in all states,
Believing that every person should enjoy a minimum standard of living, so long as they are willing to contribute to their society,
Convinced that World Assembly member states should guarantee this minimum standard of living to their legal inhabitants, so long as sufficient resources exist to do so,
The General Assembly,
Defines the "minimum standard of living", for the purposes of this resolution, as the minimum levels of access to food and water, clothing, housing, sanitation, appropriate utilities, and appropriate transportation necessary for a person to remain reasonably healthy, safe and productive in a given member state;
Declares that each member state is required to guarantee a minimum standard of living to all inhabitants of that member state;
Specifies that member states are permitted to facilitate the provision of a minimum standard of living through public or private sector initiatives, including but not limited to a minimum wage, a living wage, a guaranteed minimum income, social security, unemployment insurance, subsidized housing, food stamps, or any combination thereof;
Exempts each member state from guaranteeing a minimum standard of living to individuals who:
are not legal permanent residents or citizens of that member state,
refuse to make a good faith attempt to make restitution for crimes of which they have been found guilty by a court of law, or
refuse to make a good faith attempt to support themselves without government assistance, or to engage in government-mandated job training, temporary employment or community service, without a legitimate reason, such as a disability that would prevent them from doing so;
Permits each member state to guarantee only a partial minimum standard of living, to the extent that that member state deems practicable and appropriate while remaining consistent with the object and purpose of this resolution, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 2, when that member state:
is undergoing or recovering from a national emergency or economic crisis, or
cannot guarantee a minimum standard of living without causing substantial and lasting harm to their economy;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution shall be interpreted as prohibiting the World Assembly from legislating in the future on access to a minimum standard of living.
General Assembly Resolution # 345
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Singing the praises of this Assemblys many successes in the realm of protecting the unarmed and innocent in times of armed conflict,
Enthusiastically hoping further measures to be unnecessary, yet
Pessimistically noting the above to be exceedingly unlikely,
Remembering the protections extended to all manner of noncombatants and civilians in war by this august Assembly,
Disgusted at the increasing incidence of these protections being used against the very states sworn to uphold them,
Finding the practice of using individuals as living shields to be deliberately contrary to the historic goals of the World Assembly of protecting human rights and ensuring peace, and
Righteously amending this wrong,
1. The World Assembly defines the use of living shields as the act of an armed party intentionally utilizing unarmed noncombatants, be they volunteers or otherwise, to shield themselves or tangible assets in such a way as to compel a strategic or tactical advantage by way of manipulating a third partys obligation to respect the protected status of the noncombatants or their perceived value therein.
2. The World Assembly further defines noncombatants to include both civilians who belong to a protected status or are otherwise taking no direct part in the hostilities, and those belligerents who, having been granted Prisoner of War or hors de combat status, are unable to take a direct part in hostilities.
3. Member states shall consider the use of individuals as living shields in the course of armed conflict illegal and a war crime.
4. Member states shall consider the use of individuals as living shields to be an aggravating circumstance when prosecuting or otherwise dealing with violators of international law, and are encouraged to take the necessary steps to protect those hostages from harm.
5. Member states shall consider a belligerents use of living shields a mitigating circumstance when dealing with the prosecution of troops who, due to the enemys violation of these provisions, find themselves directly or indirectly responsible for the accidental violation of a noncombatants protected status, and are encouraged to acquit the accused in situations wherein gross negligence cannot be ascribed.
6. Member states are permitted to prosecute unarmed noncombatants who voluntarily serve as living shields as they would prosecute combatants who utilize such living shields.
- a. Member states are encouraged, in instances where it cannot be determined whether an individual was voluntarily or forcibly taken as a living shield, to offer to resettle those individuals in an area away from the conflict.
b. If those individuals refuse and, subsequently, are repeatedly utilized as living shields in a manner that calls into question the non-voluntary nature of their participation, member states are permitted to prosecute and detain them accordingly.
General Assembly Resolution # 346
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Caracasus
Encouraged by the ongoing efforts of the international community to invest in biological research,
Impressed by some of the potential technologies and cures that have developed from this research, but
Concerned by the rate at which unique ecosystems are disappearing, either to man-made activity or to natural changes in climate,
This august World Assembly hereby enacts the following, subject to any limits imposed by earlier resolutions that are still in force:
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
'unique ecosystem' as any area which is reasonably likely to contain flora and fauna that are unique to the larger ecosystem,
'man made activity' as action or continued inaction taken by sentient beings that endangers the biodiversity of a unique ecosystem, up to and including mining, logging, construction or introduction of invasive species, but not counting acts of war,
'natural changes in climate' as any foreseeable, long term natural event or change that endangers the biodiversity of a unique ecosystem, such as long term drought, rise in sea levels or global cooling;
Requires nations where man-made activity may be reasonably expected to seriously compromise a unique ecosystem to make reasonable expeditions, within their abilities, into the unique ecosystem to take stock of and collect samples of unique flora and fauna within the region;
Requires nations with ongoing natural changes in climate that threaten to seriously compromise unique ecosystems to make reasonable expeditions, within their abilities, into the unique ecosystem to take stock of and collect samples of unique flora and fauna within the region.
Expands the duties of the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) to include:
Monitoring global climate changes to identify unique ecosystems under threat, and to notify nations of said threat to their unique ecosystems,
Storing and providing access to raw data from nations who have shared with the WASP,
Raising and providing funds and scientific support for nations who do not have the capacity to conduct a reasonable scientific expedition;
Encourages nations to share raw data from above expeditions with the World Assembly Science Program (WASP)
General Assembly Resolution # 347
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Recognizing that many World Assembly member states use patents to encourage scientific and technological innovation,
Believing that the international recognition of patents will incentivize the creation of new inventions throughout all member states while providing inventors with a fair reward for their labours,
The General Assembly,
Defines "invention", for the purposes of this resolution, as a device, method, composition or process that is useful, novel and nonobvious, even to others skilled in the same field;
Further defines "patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to the creator of an invention, including the right:
to use, manufacture, offer for sale and import or export the invention,
to sell or license any of these rights to others,
to seek an injunction and fair damages against any entity that infringes upon these rights, and
to extinguish any of these rights;
Further defines "foreign patent", for the purposes of this resolution, as any patent granted by another member state;
Mandates that each member state recognize the exclusive rights associated with foreign patents for the lesser of the following: ten years after the date on which the patent was granted, or the period used by the member state that granted the patent;
Encourages member states to extend patent terms for inventions which are subject to lengthy regulatory approval processes and other delays that reduce the effective period of protection for such inventions, such as pharmaceuticals;
Authorizes member states to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights associated with certain foreign patents when:
a substantially similar invention to the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent has been patented by a different inventor in a member state, and the date on which the substantially similar invention was first granted a patent by a member state is prior to the date on which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent by a member state,
the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent is not currently being exploited in that member state, and the inventor has no good faith plans to exploit the invention in that member state in the near future,
the member state in which the invention that is the subject of the foreign patent was first granted a patent did not release the relevant patent application in a timely manner, and
such limitations and exceptions are necessary to enforce any additional reasonable and appropriate patent regulations created by that member state, including but not limited to regulations regarding the interpretation of clauses 1 and 2 of this resolution, so long as such regulations remain consistent with the object and purpose of this resolution;
Specifies that international intellectual property disputes, including but not limited to international disputes on copyrights, trademarks, or patents, constitute international trade disputes for the purposes of international law;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as requiring member nations to recognize any patents other than foreign patents, nor any patent in respect of an invention that is itself in violation of regulations unrelated to patent law, such as health and safety standards for manufactured goods;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on patents.