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 # 463
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #66 “Endangered Species Protection” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Praising the spirit of General Assembly Resolution #66 "Endangered Species Protection and convinced that multitudes of species have been saved from extinction due to it,
Striving, however, to consistently improve and reduce the ambiguity in existing World Assembly legislation,
Strongly questioning the fact that Endangered Species Protection seemingly only extends most protections to animals, as indicated by "animals", "animal species", and "hunting" being used repeatedly in the resolution, when all biological kingdoms have unique values that would be lost by extinction,
Regretting that the resolution also states that protections need not be extended to certain types of bacteria and viruses (neither of which are animals) creating ambiguity and uncertainty in enforcement as to what forms of life are covered by Endangered Species Protections,
Finding other important terms in the resolution to be used ambiguously, such as the resolution stating that species that WA Endangered Species Committee is responsible for conserving could be "exhibiting repeated numeric decline" a phrase the could pertain to both species experiencing natural population fluctuations and those approaching endangerment; and "pollution" which could be interpreted as narrowly as to mean chemical contaminants found in habitats or as broadly as to include any noise or light impacting the habitat,
While praising the resolution's prohibitions on some actions that are deleterious to endangered species, specifically further habitat loss, habitat pollution, and hunting of endangered species; also noting the resolution does not specifically prohibit other potentially harmful actions such as non-fatal harassment of endangered organisms, the introduction of harmful invasive organisms, and the intentional or accidental disruption of important species activities,
Aware that the resolution focuses on the prevention of further harm to endangered species, while only mentioning potential actions to actively increases species population numbers in the direst circumstances,
Concerned that without a clear active recovery plan, species population levels can remain low indefinitely, leaving a no-win situation of species being at continued risk for extinction and the economically deleterious impact of endangered species protections becoming long term,
Anxious that the binary regulation choice provided for in Endangered Species Protection of species either being endangered and therefore receiving full protection or being fully unprotected lacks flexibility and may create the perverse incentive to forcibly remove species from property before they are found to be endangered so as to avoid future stringent regulations,
Confident that replacement legislation which builds upon the positive legacy of Endangered Species Protection will be put in place rapidly;
Hereby repeals GAR 66: Endangered Species Protection.
General Assembly Resolution # 464
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Transportation
Proposed by: East Meranopirus
The World Assembly,
Recognising every nation's right to protect the sovereignty of its territory and convinced airspace is an integral part of this territory;
Aware of the importance of international air transport for trade and desiring to protect the neutrality and security of international airspace;
Noting the lack of legislation regarding sovereignty of airspace;
A lack of clearly defined sovereign air space can create dangerous diplomatic situations and cause preventable war;
A lack of clearly defined international airspace will destabilise commerce and security by allowing nations to exert undue influence in neutral territory;
A lack of clearly defined boundaries between space and atmosphere will create dangerous tensions between space powers;
Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
An "aircraft" as an object capable of flight, controlled entirely by sapient beings;
"Airspace" as the portion of the atmosphere above the land or water surface and below the height where airfoil-based powered flight becomes impossible;
"Territorial airspace" of a nation as airspace above the recognised land and water territories of a member nation;
"International airspace" as airspace not above any nation's land or water territory;
Member nations shall have sole sovereignty over their territorial airspace with regards to the movement of aircraft, except in the case of any World Assembly regulations regarding civilian aircraft protections;
All aircraft registered under International Transport Safety Committee (ITSC) regulations shall have the right to fly in international airspace;
Prohibits any member nation from exercising territorial control over international airspace, unless required by an existing World Assembly resolution.
General Assembly Resolution # 465
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ransium
The World Assembly,
Praising this august body's long and storied commitment to the protection of endangered species,
Noting that maintaining high levels of biodiversity has a multitude of financial benefits for all member nations, both indirectly, for example through water purification, flood control, maintaining clean air and atmospheric health, and preventing soil erosion; as well as directly through tourism, providing the inspiration for medicinal compounds and industrial inventions, and being sources of food and water,
In addition, firmly believing that sapient beings have a moral obligation to avoid causing the extinction of non-sapient species,
Aware that when species are lost due to extinction, the loss is permanent and irreversible,
Therefore, in addition to any existing resolutions' regulations with regards to endangered species, hereby:
Charges the WA Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) with:
Documenting all known species and genetically distinct sub-species which are native to the territories of member nations;
Assessing threats to the continued survival of the above species and subspecies;
Creating a list of all species and subspecies threatened with extinction by non-natural causes, hereafter referred to as at-risk species, and a species by species assessment of the short-term risk of extinction;
Charges member nations to develop and faithfully implement WAESC-approved conservation plans to protect all at-risk species within their own jurisdiction; the plan shall:
Provide protections designed to prevent the probability of at-risk species becoming extinct from increasing; depending on the risk of extinction, the protections can range from the continued monitoring of the at-species' population level, at the low end of risk, to preventing all possible actions that are likely to negatively impact the at-risk species in any manner, at the high end of risk, or any level of protection in between;
If possible, include WAESC-supported actions that will be undertaken by the member nations such that the at-risk species can recover to the point where active protections are no longer needed, these actions might include captive breeding programs, the restoration of destroyed habitats, and/or the removal of pollution, among others;
Encourages member nations to seek conservation actions that allow the local populace and other people negatively impacted by these plans to become positively economically invested in species conservation, as long as these actions are consistent with conservation goals and existing WA legislation;
Charges member nations to work with property owners impacted by these actions to compensate them for the partial or complete loss of relevant property rights;
Charges member nations to periodically update conservation plans, with the approval of WAESC, based on new information, conditions, or novel findings of the best available science;
Notes that WAESC may determine that one or more of the following conditions apply, in which case member nations' conservation responsibilities will be partially or wholly lifted for the purposes of this resolution:
The endangered species presents a public health risk, such as through infection or parasitism;
The endangered species is outside of its native range and invasive in its present location;
The clearly needed protections for the species would present a serious public health emergency;
The clearly needed protections for the species would negatively impact another species also at risk for extinction;
Clarifies that proactive protection is not required when the risk of extinction is not caused or exacerbated by the actions of sapient species;
Clarifies that member nations may enact more stringent national regulations on the impacts of endangered species, at their own discretion, so long as they are compliant with all other World Assembly resolutions.
General Assembly Resolution # 466
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Wallenburg
Recognizing the persistent issue of noncompliance with World Assembly legislation within member nations,
Also recognizing that in addressing its mandates solely to its member governments, the World Assembly effectively grants member states infinite means of evading compliance, and thereby finds itself with few powers before an anarchic body of noncompliant members, and
Concluding that, with little material force to wield against noncompliant actors, the World Assembly must resort to the moral force of a court of law free from the corrupting influences of individual member states,
Understanding that by guaranteeing the rule of law in a judicial setting, the World Assembly may safeguard the right of all inhabitants of member states to justice,
The World Assembly hereby,
Establishes a World Assembly Judiciary Committee, tasked with appointing officials to (a) several trial courts, each over which one judge may preside, and (b) several appellate courts, each over which three judges may preside, to consider and receive cases appealed from the trial courts,
Tasks the World Assembly Judiciary Committee with overseeing the conduct and judicial responsibilities of the judges and defense attorneys appointed to the several courts under its administration, and exercising full discretion in hearing cases brought before it,
Tasks the World Assembly Compliance Commission with speedily reporting evidence relevant to World Assembly Judiciary Committee court proceedings to both adversaries, with the approval of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee,
Declares that any entity within the jurisdiction of any member state may bring charges against any other entity within the jurisdiction of any member state for damages done to them which violate the terms of extant World Assembly law, to the extent that such legal action does not contradict the mandates of previously passed and henceforward standing World Assembly resolutions,
Grants the adversaries in a case before a court of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee all legal rights they enjoy according to the mandates of World Assembly law, and any privileges that the World Assembly Judiciary Committee finds necessary to guarantee those rights in a manner most practical and sensitive to the cultures of the adversaries,
Also grants, with the prompt consent of both adversaries, the adversaries all legal rights they might enjoy in an equivalent hearing under the laws of the nation of origin of one of the adversaries,
Permits courts of the World Assembly Judicial Committee to try a defendant in absentia if the defendant communicates their written consent not to be present at trial, or the defendant repeatedly engages in disruptive conduct during court proceedings or positively refuses to appear at trial,
Allows a court of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee, upon accepting a case brought before it, to bring itself to the adversaries of the case, should one or both of them be unable to leave their member nation, and requires member states to permit the entry and exit of court officials for this purpose,
Declares further that member states shall fully and with all possible haste carry out the rulings of the courts of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee,
Requires that, should the ruling of a court of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee stipulate the incarceration of a guilty party, the member state from which the guilty party originates shall perform and maintain the incarceration of the guilty party,
Directs the World Assembly Judiciary Committee to select a fully compliant and cooperative alternative member state to incarcerate the guilty party, if the member state of origin demonstrates an inability or unwillingness to carry out the full ruling of the court, and with the consent of the selected alternative member state,
Authorizes the World Assembly Judiciary Committee to offer compensation to selected alternative member states as an incentive to volunteer to incarcerate those so sentenced,
Guarantees that no court of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee shall impose capital punishment, or any otherwise torturous punishments, upon any guilty party, nor shall it compel any member state to render such punishments upon any guilty party, nor shall the World Assembly require member states to defer to the courts of the World Assembly Judiciary Committee any legal case that the justice system of a member state has taken up, nor shall the World Assembly Judiciary Committee or its courts in any way violate previously passed and henceforward standing World Assembly resolutions.
General Assembly Resolution # 467
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly, by the advice and consent of the delegates and member nations thereof, and by the authority of the same, hereby:
Submits the following as fact:
Transgender and gender non-binary people are real.
Their experiences are not the product of "mental illness," "confusion," "disease," or anything of the sort -- rather, their understanding of their relationship to the world in the lens of gender does not correspond with their biological sex.
Their first-hand accounts of this understanding are real; each person is in the best position to understand and discern their own gender identity.
Any distress arising from this real disconnect between sex and gender is referred to as gender dysphoria -- like any mental condition, it ought to be treated.
Further, it ought to be treated in a manner that respects the fundamental facts: that transgender and non-binary individuals' experiences are real, and that their gender identity is not the same as their birth sex.
One such way to resolve the distress is through hormone therapy, and the choice to pursue or not to pursue such treatment ought to rest firmly in the hands of the individual, rather than in the hands of the state.
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution, "hormone therapy" as a medical treatment involving the use of naturally occurring hormones for the purpose of altering one's secondary sex characteristics to more accurately reflect their gender identity,
Requires all member-states to legalize hormone therapy for all consenting individuals,
Requires all member-states to have an affordable, easy-to-access way for its transgender population to access hormone therapy,
Forbids any member-state from denying a transgender person access to hormone therapy as a punishment or as part of a punishment for a crime,
Forbids any member-state from forcing an individual to undergo hormone therapy.
Co-Authored by United Massachusetts