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 # 455
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #454 “Debtor Voting Rights” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging the efforts of GA Resolution #454 to prevent debts from inhibiting a citizen's right to vote,
Understanding though brevity is important in many cases, the extreme it was brought to in this resolution was counter productive,
Seeing numerous loopholes in the resolutions that more cruel states could employ, such as, but not limited to:
Criminalizing outstanding debt under specific conditions to imprison the individual for the duration of the voting,
Making outstanding debt punishable by law through a choice of forfeiture of voting rights or imprisonment,
Passing legislation revoking the citizenship of a citizen, and thus their right to vote if they are indebted,
Understanding that the rights of those living in autocratic nations in regards to their political rights are not addressed,
Noticing the resolution does not specify on what debtors can not be stripped of the right to vote on,
Seeing that such a loosely worded clause is open to exploitation,
Believing the World Assembly Delegation of the nation which passed the legislation could write a more conclusive piece of legislation for this issue,
Hoping that member nations will create thoughtful and articulate legislation with regards to unforeseen consequences and in consideration to the variety of member states' cultural normalities on this issue,
Wishing that in the period the legislation is active its loopholes will not be exploited at the expense of the citizenry of nations across the multiverse,
Hereby repeals GA Resolution #454.
General Assembly Resolution # 456
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: New Waldensia
Believing that individuals possess an inalienable right to seek medical care of their own accord and at their own expense, above and beyond that which may be provided for them by their government or by their nation's laws,‎
Understanding that medical treatment is a complex issue and requires great care, and that health-care needs can be difficult to adequately treat without the proper resources, technology, training and expertise,
Aware that some nations do not have said resources and training available in their medical facilities, and that some diseases, conditions, and disorders occur in such limited instances that some nations have little or no experience treating them,
Concerned that some nations may be harming their citizens by mandating that they be medically treated within their own borders or by restricting access to new or experimental treatments, thus denying better treatment that may be obtained elsewhere,
Observing that there may be occasions where treatment in another nation may be preferable to a patient,
Noting that a previous version of this measure passed the General Assembly by a substantial margin, demonstrating widespread support for recognizing the freedom to seek medical care,
The General Assembly hereby:
1: Prohibits member nations from denying or restricting their citizens or permanent residents from traveling to obtain medically necessary healthcare in foreign nations at their own expense, subject to any restrictions previously imposed by the General Assembly, while allowing member nations to prohibit travel to nations involved in active armed conflict with the member nation,
2: Affirms the ability of member nations to set their own policies and restrictions regarding the in-bound travel of non-residents so long as such ordinances are in accordance with previously passed General Assembly legislation, and further declares that no member nation is required by this measure to provide medical care to non-resident medical patients above any requirements previously imposed by the General Assembly,
3: Requires that member nations respect the rights of all patients and their legal representatives,
4: Prohibits member nations from taking legal action against citizens or permanent residents who seek medical treatments or operations abroad, as long as General Assembly resolutions have not been violated,
5: Declares that patients seeking medical care or treatment under this act are financially responsible for any costs not compensated by existing laws in their home nation, and that such travel and payment must be arranged by the person(s) seeking treatment, or by their legal guardians or representation,‎
6: States that member nations are not obligated to cover future medical costs for conditions that arise after and directly result from medical treatments or operations sought at private expense by the patient under this measure,
7: Notes that member nations are not prohibited from assisting in defraying the financial cost associated with citizens or permanent residents seeking medical care under this measure.
General Assembly Resolution # 457
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Maowi
HOLDING that the sexuality or gender of an individual does not make them inferior or superior to another individual of a differing sexuality or gender,
REASONING that individuals of all sexualities and genders should be granted the same civil and political rights, and
NOTING the lack of General Assembly legislation which specifically clarifies the civil and political rights of sexual and gender minorities,
The World Assembly:
A) DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, "civil marriage" as a legally recognised union of two or more people as partners in a personal relationship, solemnised as a civil contract with or without religious ceremony.
B) FURTHER DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, "marriage rights" as privileges granted to an individual solely or in part as a consequence of their civil marriage.
REQUIRES all member nations which allow civil marriages between individuals of a certain sexuality or gender to allow civil marriages between individuals of all sexualities and genders, subject to previously passed extant World Assembly resolutions.
ORDERS all member nations to provide the same civil marriage services for individuals of all sexualities and genders.
COMPELS all member nations to grant the same marriage rights to civilly married individuals of all sexualities and genders.
REQUIRES all member nations to apply legislation of the same scope and effect for the termination of civil marriages between individuals of all sexualities and genders.
MANDATES that every member nation must grant exactly the same rights, powers, permissions and services to individuals of all sexualities and genders, subject to exactly the same qualifying conditions. Such conditions may not include the sexuality or gender of the individual(s) concerned.
ORDERS all member nations to impose exactly the same sanctions or punishments on all organisations which deny any right, power, permission or service to an individual based on their sexuality or gender, as the sanctions or punishments imposed on organisations discriminating on the basis of other arbitrary, reductive criteria (such as, but not limited to, ethnicity, age and religion).
MANDATES that all member nations must allow each of their citizens to choose or change their own gender, and that member nations must officially recognise and accept the individual's chosen gender.
CLARIFIES that religious organizations and their internal discrimination do not fall under this resolution, and should be addressed by future legislation.
General Assembly Resolution # 458
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Shamelessly commending the now sizable body of law intended to regulate conduct during armed conflict for the benefit of all;
Troubled that there yet exist entities that would rather ignore atrocities for their own benefit rather than act upon their moral and legal duty to prevent atrocities actively;
Appalled that there are so few protections for those subordinates ethically trapped between the duty to obey orders and the duty to obey the law; and
Avowing that commanders who permit atrocities are in such wanton dereliction of their duties as to have acquiesced to their subordinates heinous acts, and thus have besmirched the honor and privilege of command;
The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:
Article I. Commander Duties
A commander is an individual with either de jure authority to control the conduct of members of an armed force, be it regular military, militia, irregular, or other form of paramilitary force, or de facto control of the same.
Commanders have an affirmative duty to prevent or punish their subordinates for violating World Assembly law regulating conduct during armed conflict.
Commanders are criminally liable for:
ordering any act in knowing contravention of World Assembly law regarding conduct during armed conflict, or
failing to take necessary action to prevent or punish subordinate violations of World Assembly law regarding conduct during armed conflict where the commander knows or has information that allows them to conclude that their subordinates were about to or had contravened those World Assembly laws.
No member state may permit a commander to retain any command after a court martial determines their dereliction of the above duties, notwithstanding other criminal penalties.
Nothing in this article precludes member states from independently enforcing higher military conduct standards for commanders.
Article II. Subordinate Rights and Duties
A subordinate has an affirmative duty to refuse any order from any commander that is manifestly illegal under World Assembly law.
A subordinate who complies with a commanders reasonable interpretation of an arguable question of World Assembly law regarding conduct during armed conflict is not criminally liable for contravening that law, unless there is sufficient evidence that the subordinate knew or should have known that the order was unlawful.
A subordinate who relies in good faith on a commanders incorrect or misleading knowledge of a situation or other facts may raise that reliance as a partial or total defense against their contravention of World Assembly law regarding conduct during armed conflict, unless there is sufficient evidence that the subordinate knew or should have known the actual facts of the situation. Prior failures of military intelligence or situational awareness alone do not constitute sufficient evidence.
No member state may penalize subordinates who refuse, in good faith, to obey an order of uncertain legality under World Assembly law regulating conduct during armed conflict, even if the order is legal in hindsight. Member states will take all prudent steps to treat evidence or investigations of a subordinate's lawful refusal under this Article as privileged information, and may not include it in a subordinate's service record.
Article III. Member State Duties
Member states must routinely train and educate their military personnel about their rights and obligations under World Assembly law regarding military action.
Member states must interpret the language of this resolution liberally where necessary to effectuate the policy goals of holding commanders and soldiers accountable for their actions and disincentivizing culpability in war crimes.
Nothing in this resolution bars the World Assembly from defining the parameters of command responsibility for different violations of World Assembly law, provided those parameters further the goals of accountability for violation and incentives to obey international law.
General Assembly Resolution # 459
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Cosmosplosion
Understanding the wide recreational usage of tobacco and other products containing nicotine;
Recognizing the addictive nature of nicotine;
Noting the exorbitant health care costs users of tobacco products incur due to the adverse health effects associated with tobacco, which in many cases, result in the death of member nation's own citizens at a young age, and further noting that in nations with government funded health care systems, the high tax-revenue cost associated with treating these health effects;
Acknowledging the popularity and lesser health risks of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco based products;
Emphasizing that the goal of this resolution is not to prevent people from purchasing tobacco and electronic cigarette products, but to establish a set of regulations on these industries and to promote the education of the risks associated with them;
The World Assembly hereby;
Defines a "tobacco product" as a product containing tobacco plant for the intent of recreational consumption. These products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and hookah;
Further defines an "electronic cigarette" as a device containing a liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco;
Mandates that all tobacco and electronic cigarette products containing nicotine which are intended for recreational consumption must be labeled with an identifier that states, This product contains nicotine, a chemical known to be addictive; and must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Requires that tobacco products must be labelled with an identifier which states, This product is known to cause several types of cancer and other long term, serious health problems. If you are currently pregnant, consumption is known to cause birth defects; and must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Further requires that electronic cigarette products that contain a liquid intended to be vaporized must state, Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children and infants. This warning must take up at least 15% of the packaging of the product. This warning should be printed in the language local to the intended marketplace;
Demands that member nations educate all residents on the long term effects of tobacco use, by funding informational campaigns, targeted at both minor and adult smokers, encouraging them to quit smoking or to replace tobacco products with electronic cigarettes or related products, while also funding informational campaigns targeted at non-smokers, using pictures, detailed descriptions, and/or other forms of media to demonstrate the negative effects associated with tobacco product usage;
Recommends member nations establish poison control centers, which shall provide emergency control services in the event that a tobacco or electronic cigarette product is improperly ingested;
Encourages member nations to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to minors;
Urges member nations to prohibit advertisements for tobacco products;
Further encourages member nations to consider taking further action against tobacco use, especially among minors.
Co-authored by Akohos and Courelli