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 # 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
General Assembly Resolution # 460
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Kranostav
The World Assembly,
Intending to create a database to document unique astronomical data to advance education and astronomic studies,
Cognisant of the need to compile astronomical information while not infringing on sovereign rights of nations to maintain secrecy in military and similar affairs,
Defines raw astronomical data, hereinafter referred to as 'data', for the purposes of this proposal as raw information regarding objects within or related to space and the practice of astronomy, their features and physical attributes, or the stellar coordinates containing the aforementioned data,
Establishes an agency within the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP) named Astronomic Science and Technical Research Organization (ASTRO) and tasks it with organization, administration, and maintenance of a database of raw astronomical data,
Mandates member states submit to ASTRO any relevant raw astronomical data they may possess,
Contributing nations may request a temporary or total stay on data they have contributed should the donated data compromise the safety or integrity of the contributing nation,
Permits private entities to contribute raw astronomical data to ASTRO and retain the right to negotiate for appropriate compensation,
ASTRO shall temporarily hold data contributed by private entities allowing time for the nation in which the data was collected to file an objection on the submitted data so as to prevent the release of sensitive or confidential data. Should a member nation object to the data being donated, they must provide adequate evidence for that objection, which will be kept confidential and viewed only for the purposes of the objection.
Should the location in which the data was collected not lie under the jurisdiction of any currently existing nation or was recorded while in a location under the jurisdiction of a no longer existing nation, the data is exempt from the above requirement unless a currently existing nation can prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that the data is of a confidential or sensitive nature,
Establishes a system to accredit discoveries to their contributors should they wish, via public notation within the database and attached to the specific data itself, to properly acknowledge those who contributed to the public advancement of astronomic study,
Requires users of this data to attribute the sources of the data they used, if applicable,
Declares that all data collected will be released by ASTRO for free
General Assembly Resolution # 461
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Marxist Germany
The World Assembly,
Appalled by the lack of a resolution regarding data protection;
Recognising the individuals' right to privacy;
Believing that businesses should not be able to collect data from a customer without the explicit consent of that customer as this is clearly a violation of the right to privacy;
Noting that minors are not fully mentally mature and are not capable of taking decisions on their own without the help of their guardians;
Seeking to protect customers from exploitation by businesses;
Defines the following for the purpose of this resolution:
A "Minor" as any sapient being under the age of majority;
A "Guardian" as any legal guardian of a minor, or if none exist, the biological parent;
"Personal Data" as any data that can be used to identify a sapient individual;
A "User" as any sapient being who uses or has used the services of a business;
Businesses from storing the personal data of any minor without the explicit consent of their guardian except when the business cannot identify the user's age;
Businesses from using personal data collected from any individual to cause harm or severe distress to the individual the data belongs to;
Governments of member states from viewing the data of a user without the explicit prior consent from both the business holding the data and the user that the data belongs to, except when the information is needed for a criminal investigation or trial and a search warrant has been issued;
Businesses provide explicit information on how they will use a user's data in their terms of service;
Businesses enable users to view the data that the aforementioned business holds on them unless the release of data would compromise the well-being of the user or others;
Personal data processed for any purpose is not kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose unless the user consents to that explicitly and clearly;
Businesses allow users to request the removal of their personal data, and act upon these requests unless there is a clear and very compelling safety or disciplinary reason to do otherwise;
Requires that member states make a private right of action against businesses that don't follow the boundaries established in this resolution;
Encourages member states to enact stricter laws to protect their citizens' privacy from businesses.