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 # 375
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: SchutteGod
The World Assembly,
Reasserting its authority to protect basic civil rights, including the rights of the accused and condemned for even the most heinous and monstrous of crimes,
Acknowledging the great division among member states as to the morality of capital punishment,
Respecting the rights of nations who view capital punishment as a violation of their deepest held beliefs, and seeking to preserve the rights of said nations to shield their accused from immoral punishments,
Contending that minimal restrictions should be imposed upon member states to ensure that punishments for serious crimes are carried out humanely,
Defining for purposes of this resolution, "execution," "capital punishment," and "death sentence (or penalty)" as the forfeiture of a person's life, as carried out by a state or an agent of the state, as a formal punishment for a crime, and
Specifying for purposes of this resolution, that "nonviolent crime" does not include any offense related to treason, espionage, mutiny, or criminal negligence causing physical death or injury;
1. Declares that member nations may employ capital punishment as a sentence for the gravest and most serious of offenses, provided that such sentences do not violate any relevant point of international law within this or any previous General Assembly resolution still in effect;
2. Forbids member nations from issuing criminal sentences disproportionate to the crime committed;
3. Forbids member nations from sentencing convicted persons to any sort of cruel or barbaric punishment, including any form of torture, or the infliction of intense psychological harm or physical pain or suffering short of death;
4. Forbids member nations from executing any person for misdemeanors or nonviolent crimes;
5. Forbids member nations from executing children, pregnant persons, or persons of limited mental capacity;
6. Forbids member nations from sentencing any individual to death without due process;
7. Forbids member nations from carrying out summary executions;
8. Requires member nations to ban any form of execution that involves any physical pain or suffering that would be unnecessary to achieve a quick and relatively painless death;
9. Requires member nations to take every possible measure to ensure that innocent people are never executed, and further requires members to conduct regular studies of death-penalty cases to verify that proper legal procedures are followed before convicted persons are put to death;
10. Requires member nations to delay any execution wherein the accused may have been denied essential legal protections during their trial or appeal process, and not to carry out any death sentence until it can be verified that the convicted person was not unfairly or unlawfully condemned;
11. Requires member nations to treat the bodies of executed persons with respect, and to prevent the improper handling or desecration of their remains;
12. Forbids member nations from extraditing criminals to other jurisdictions not affected by this mandate, for purposes of avoiding their obligations under international law.
General Assembly Resolution # 376
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
The World Assembly,
APPLAUDING previous efforts at environmental protection,
RECOGNIZING that in many member nations farmers need to rely on chemical pesticides to keep their crops healthy,
CONCERNED of the effects that pesticides could have on the environment and the inhabitants of member nations, such as contamination of waterways, soil, and groundwater, as well as unintended harm to non-target organisms,
UNDERSTANDING that, like all pollution, pesticide run-off does not respect national boundaries,
1. Extends the mandate of the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) to monitor the use of pesticides in member nations, their unintentional environmental effects, as well as disseminate information on how to best avoid environmental contamination,
2. Defines "chemical pesticide" as a chemical designed to prevent or kill pathogens and non-sapient pests, and which is used to protect crops or other organisms,
3. Establishes these regulations on chemical pesticides used and produced in the member nations:
All pesticide ingredients must be ones that are permitted for the intended use by the nation where the product is used,
The ingredients must be listed on the label of the pesticide, which must also contain instructions for safe handling and use,
No false advertising or unsubstantiated claims are allowed on the label,
The producer of the pesticide must include its name and contact information on the label,
4. Requires that the users of chemical pesticides must act to prevent pesticide runoff with preventative measures, including but not limited to buffer zones, selective application and avoiding irrigation right after applying pesticides,
5. Also requires that should an accident involving pesticides happen at or near the border of another nation, the member nation must contact the neighbouring nation's relevant officials, and offer assistance with possible clean-up measures,
6. Encourages member nations to research and use more environmentally-friendly pesticides as well as non-chemical forms of pest control, if these are not already in use,
7. Reaffirms that the use of pesticides as chemical weapons does not fall under the domain of this resolution.
Co-Authored by Araraukar
General Assembly Resolution # 377
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #372 “Preventing Animal Abuse” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Applauding the World Assemblys stance on the paternalising and ethnocentric treatment of animals,
Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of overarching legislation, believing the provisions set forth are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights, and
Observing it is impossible to amend resolutions to patch problems and therefore convinced that the only way to resolve issues is by repealing the target resolution and replacing it with a new resolution,
This august World Assembly hereby:
1. Protests against the implicit moral supremacy in the resolution, imposing an ethnocentric 'morality' upon all nations from the feelings of a subset of World Assembly members and thereby committing a blow against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their independently formulated religious rights and societal traditions;
2. Recognises that clauses 1 and 3 prevent member nations from taking action to avert ecosystem collapse and preserve the natural environment by intervening against invasive predator species;
3. Notes that this resolution, with its overly-broad definition of animal, makes it illegal for people to exterminate ants, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects while also requiring member nations to pass laws that make such actions illegal;
4. Observes that:
clause 4 'requires ... any person who keeps an animal to provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care necessary to promote the health of the animal and avoid suffering and disease', which thereby prohibits all forms of medical testing, and that
to ensure that drugs are safe and effective to consume, animal testing is required to reduce lethal risks when conducting clinical trials for new pharmaceutical compounds as required by 82 GA 'Universal Clinical Trials Act';
5. Believes the safety of pharmaceutical products and the speedy development of new drugs is increasingly important in an age of antibiotic resistance and globally spreading diseases; and therefore considers 372 GA harmful towards the development of new treatments for a wide array of currently-incurable diseases;
6. Repeals 372 GA 'Preventing Animal Abuse'.
General Assembly Resolution # 378
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Excidium Planetis
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the importance of digital devices in many nations, and the potential threats they pose in day to day life, especially in terrorist operations,
Seeking to prevent the occurrence of crimes committed on digital devices, and secure such devices for safe use by both military and civilian users,
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution,
"digital device" as any artificial equipment that utilizes information in numerical form.
"network" as any group of digital devices which are connected to allow the transmission and receiving of numerical information between devices in the group.
"cyberattack" as any act of unlawful access to or alteration of numerical information stored on digital devices. For the purposes of cooperation with other WA legislation, such acts are to be considered acts of violence.
Encourages nations which possess digital devices to assist in securing such devices against cyberattacks;
Requires nations to make a reasonable effort to secure networks against the threat of cyberattacks;
Prohibits member nations from engaging in cyberattacks themselves, with the exception that member nations may utilize cyberattacks against networks belonging to foreign combatants with which they are in conflict, or against government networks of nations they reasonably suspect pose a real threat to their nation;
Mandates that nations establish cyberattacks as criminal offenses, and ensure individuals caught committing acts of cyberattack are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law;
Reserves the right of member nations to monitor networks for digital security threats, should national law allow them to do so.
General Assembly Resolution # 379
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #308 “Nuclear Arms Protocol” (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Recognizing that it is the foremost duty of this World Assembly to preserve the peace that allows this organisation to arbitrate between the nations of the world and create greater happiness and fulfilment;
Noting above all that it is the risk of total war that ultimately hangs over the international community and is the principal enemy of peace and fulfilment; in particular, the further expansion and use of nuclear weapons does not minimise this risk and the damage of war but in fact aggrandizes it;
Realising that not only do forces against international cooperation strengthen this threat, but also well-meaning acts that in fact stand between this World Assembly and greater peace: namely, legislation of the General Assembly that does little to confront this issue and rather prevents any real actions being done to confront the issue, on the basis that this legislation nominally accomplishes what is required;
Thus recognizing that if we wish to achieve real action against aggressive stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons by member states, repealing GAR#308 will be a step in the right direction, due to a number of key and disturbing defects in this piece of legislation, namely:
I: The exact circumstances defined in Item 2 remain distinctively unclear, and can allow belligerent nations to target civilian areas with nuclear weapons on the basis that any military assets are situated there, with no way of establishing whether the other nation deliberately established a policy of concealing key strategic military assets within civilian areas;
II: Furthermore, the repercussions of this flaw affect Item 3, which removes all the restrictions provided in this Act in the event of one nation breaching them by deliberately targeting civilian areas, thus creating the potential of both sides being restricted in no way in their use of nuclear weapons in the event of such an incident described in Article I;
III: Above all, this legislation though no doubt proposed with noble intentions provides no way of enforcing the rules set out post facto, in the event of one of the accords being breached by a belligerent, particularly if it was breached under circumstances which are unclear whether they are permitted under Item 2.
Above all, this World Assembly must recognize that repealing this faulty piece of legislation will allow nations to establish new rules of warfare in a real and genuine effort to end international conflict, in an effort in which clearer terms may be set down.
Therefore, this World Assembly shall repeal General Assembly Resolution 308 "Nuclear Arms Protocol".