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 # 384
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #347 “Foreign Patent Recognition” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Recognizing the utility of patents to many member states;
Encouraging well-reasoned legislation on the issue of patent rights and intellectual property;
Noting that GA #347 provides insufficient framework to prevent private entities and states from filing patents to block technological and scientific development in other nations, even if they have no interest in the technologies they patent;
Regretting that the target resolution allows patent holders to severely restrict use and availability of vital pharmaceutical products, thereby extending the suffering of citizens in many member nations who cannot afford to purchase exclusively patented medicines;
Noticing that GA #347 leaves many less advanced member states and their inhabitants to suffer the loss of their intellectual rights to more advanced member states and their inhabitants;
Concerned that, in order to enforce their patents abroad, patent holders must divulge the specifications of their technology, even if said technology's secrecy is a matter of crucial security;
Unconvinced that the ten-year minimum for foreign patent recognition set in clause four (4) is anything but an arbitrarily set number, with no absolutely consideration for the varying value of time on different member nations;
Aware that the concept of a patent is foreign to many member states' economic philosophies or ideologies, and may run entirely contrary to those of several member states;
Worried that GA #347 effectively forces nations without a patent system to adopt one, without recognizing the effects patents may have on their economic model or their ideological rights;
Disappointed that this resolution seeks to impose national law beyond its jurisdiction into other nations, compelling nations to recognize the legal power of patent agreements made in foreign nations;
Ultimately convinced that GAR #347 needlessly reduces economic freedoms and limits property rights;
The World Assembly hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution #347, "Foreign Patent Recognition".
Co-authored by Caracasus.
General Assembly Resolution # 385
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Umeria
The World Assembly,
Understanding that there are many communicable diseases which spread easily if they are not treated hastily;
Noting that there are times when some communicable diseases cannot be treated hastily;
Realizing that such diseases should instead be promptly contained to prevent an international epidemic;
1) Tasks the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Center to define as a "serious disease" any disease which is harmful and contagious enough to create the need of a quarantine in the case of an outbreak of the disease;
2) Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
an "epidemic" as a time, in a nation, when there are enough people with the same serious disease(as defined by the EPARC) to significantly decrease the nation's functioning and/or well-being;
an "infected person" as any person with a serious disease in a nation undergoing an epidemic of that disease;
a "quarantine" as any area where infected persons are kept in isolation in order to halt the spread of the disease;
a "treatment" as any action done to an infected person with the purpose of:
curing the infected person;
rendering the infected person non-contagious;
ensuring the infected person does not undergo any unnecessary harm; and/or
ensuring the infected person is not deprived of any necessities a non-infected person would normally receive;
3) Urges that all member nations, in the event of an epidemic in their nation, screen for any infected persons in that nation not yet known to be infected;
4) Requires that all member nations, to the best of their capability:
create at least one quarantine per epidemic in the nation;
move all infected persons into the appropriate quarantine that is nearest to their current location;
provide every treatment to all infected persons that are in a quarantine while taking any available precaution to ensure that the people administering these treatments are not infected;
move anyone that ceases to be an infected person out of the quarantine;
disband any quarantine that ceases to be of use; and
5) Mandates that the EPARC cover the costs of the requirements in clause 4 for any member nation that has difficulty maintaining quarantines.
General Assembly Resolution # 386
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Aware that people have been deprived of their citizenship by unscrupulous states to prevent them from exercising their societally guaranteed political rights,
Believing that this unjustly prevents people from exercising those rights to which they are rightfully entailed, and
This august World Assembly hereby:
Prohibits nations from depriving a national of their nationality should such an action leave that national stateless; mandates that no national will be deprived of their nationality without the due process of law;
Expands the remit of the Global Emigration, Security, Travel And Passport Organisation, hereafter referred as the Passport Organisation, to include the issuance of World Assembly identification documents and passports to the former nationals of member states who have been deprived of their nationality by their government;
Determines that nations are to recognise passports verifiably and legitimately issued by both other member nations and by constituted World Assembly agencies as valid passports; reminds member nations that no mandates are here imposed on the nature of their border controls; and
Requires that these passports follow the Passport Organisation's international norms on the standards for security and identification in all internationally recognised passports.
General Assembly Resolution # 387
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #385 “Quarantine Regulation” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Healthcare) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Understanding that the logistics of quarantines raise many issues due to the individual's needs conflicting with society's;
Acknowledging that the resolution puts a number of measures into place which fixes some of these issues and improves the standards of quarantines;
Regretting that 385 GA fails to cover many issues involving medical ethics and medicine within a quarantine;
Questioning whether the resolution's four point definition of "treatment" is malleable enough to cover untested methods or procedures;
Concerned that 385 GA requires any appropriate treatment available to be given to infected persons regardless of whether the treatment would, as a side effect, permanently cripple the person;
Unsettled by the resolution's mandate to put infected persons in the nearest quarantine to them, causing drastic displacement if a person happened to be far away from their home at the time;
Distraught by 385 GA's complete lack of information on what constitutes appropriate force when restraining infected persons attempting to escape a quarantine;
Believing that the resolution does not properly address these matters, and skims many central issues on the topic of quarantines;
Worried that 385 GA makes it extremely difficult to pass further legislation on ethical problems as pertaining to quarantines;
Hoping to clear the hastiness of the resolution from these halls and pass a new resolution that fills the gaping hole 385 GA created;
Hereby repeals "Quarantine Regulation".
General Assembly Resolution # 388
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Wallenburg
Observing the importance of intellectual property rights in many member states,
Cognizant of the risks associated with unnecessary interference in national policy on intellectual property,
Honoring this Assembly's pledged commitment to national sovereignty with regard to economic philosophy and ideology,
The World Assembly hereby:
1. Defines, for the purpose of this resolution:
"patent" as an official government statement granting an entity the legal right to exclude others from producing or generating profit with a particular invention,
"invention" as a process, good, device, or technology created by an entity,
2. Recognizes member nations' right to develop or not develop patent systems in general,
3. Forbids member nations from granting or recognizing patents for illegal inventions, as well as patents for any form of sapient life,
4. Directs a World Assembly Patent Service (WAPS) to grant any entity originating from a member state a patent, only if:
The entity holds a valid patent granted by the member nation it originates from for the same invention the entity seeks to patent via the WAPS,
The WAPS has not already granted a patent on the invention the entity seeks to claim as its intellectual property,
The entity demonstrates full responsibility for the development of the invention, an inventive step in developing it beyond merely observing or analyzing an already existing invention, and reasonable novelty and uniqueness of the invention in the member nation from which the entity originates,
The request meets any other basic formatting standards set by the WAPS in order to guarantee the legitimacy of the entity's patent request,
5. Tasks the WAPS with archiving all patents granted by member states or itself, and making its archives public to all member states and their citizens,
6. Further tasks the WAPS with evaluating the conditions of member states' economies and conducting any other relevant research in order to determine and set unbiased and appropriate expiration dates in each member nation on a case-by-case basis for its granted patents,
7. Mandates that all member states with patent systems observe all patents granted by the WAPS given that:
The patented invention is neither illegal, nor obsolete, nor in the public domain in that member nation at the time the inventive entity receives the patent,
The patented invention is of practical, commercial, or industrial use in that nation,
The patent holder has demonstrated intent to exercise its patent in that nation,
Previously passed World Assembly resolutions do not permit that member nation not to recognize the patent.
8. Requires all member states without patent systems to refrain from asserting intellectual property beyond their own borders.