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 # 501
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Free Press
Proposed by: Foril
The World Assembly,
CONCERNED that there is currently no World Assembly legislation that protects wartime journalists,
HORRIFIED that wartime journalists may get wounded, kidnapped, or even killed on the frontline simply for doing their job, and
SEEKING to introduce better protections for wartime journalists to facilitate better transmission of information and better protection of lives,
HEREBY ENACTS the following:
For the purposes of this resolution:
a "war zone" is an area in which acts of war are ongoing,
"journalistic activities" are actions conducted with the express purpose of publishing information in the media, such as collecting information about the events of a war, interviewing local people and military personnel in the war zone, or taking photographs or videos of the war, and
a "wartime journalist" is a civilian wearing clearly visible identification that identifies them as a member of the press, and who is undertaking journalistic activities in a war zone.
Wartime journalists must be allowed freedom of movement in war zones and will not be denied access to an area to report on events there, unless such restriction is absolutely necessary to prevent harm to individuals or they are trespassing on private property.
Wartime journalists may report on any activity that occurs within a war zone, unless reporting on such activities could lead to loss of life or property, harm to individuals or property, or the jeopardisation of military efforts.
The protections enumerated in Articles 2 and 3 are subject to prior and standing international law. They shall not be granted to any wartime journalist who:
is carrying weapons,
interrupts active combat situations,
enters or passes through any location, if doing so is likely to lead to imminent loss of life or harm to individuals, or to the jeopardisation of military efforts, or
otherwise violates the provisions of this resolution.
General Assembly Resolution # 502
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #456 “Freedom to Seek Medical Care II” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging General Assembly Resolution 456, Freedom to Seek Medical Care II, as a resolution that permits people to seek medical care in foreign nations;
Troubled by the poor wording of Clause 4, which prohibits a member nation from taking legal action against its medical tourists except for those violating World Assembly law, which could allow such tourists to evade domestic justice;
Believing that creating a class of individuals who are exempt from vast swathes of law means that people they harm are unable to secure justice;
Convinced that a resolution with such a blatant disregard for the national laws of member nations should not be enacted by this assembly;
Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution 456, "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II".
General Assembly Resolution # 503
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
The World Assembly,
Noting the importance of protecting the right of workers to be free from mistreatment and exploitation;
Recognizing the efforts of prior resolutions enacted by this most excellent body to enumerate key rights and ensure that workers' rights can be judicially enforced;
Concerned that the inherently unequal bargaining positions of workers and their employers leave the former open to coercion and the threat of retaliation with respect to enforcing their rights;
Understanding that protecting the ability of workers to seek relief for violations of their rights furthers the public interest and protects commerce, hereby:
an "employment dispute" as any dispute arising between an employer and one or more individuals or their authorized representative concerning a work relationship between them;
an "arbitration agreement" as any agreement to arbitrate a dispute;
subject to extant World Assembly resolutions, no arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable with respect to an employment dispute unless:
the agreement was not mandated by the employer, made a condition of employment or any employment-related benefit, or effected through coercion;
each individual entering into the agreement was informed in sufficiently plain writing of their right to refuse the agreement without fear of retaliation, in addition to any other protections they may have pertaining to the signing of the agreement;
each individual entering into the agreement received a period of at least 30 days to accept or reject the agreement; and
each individual entering into the agreement affirmatively consented to the agreement in writing;
no employer may retaliate or threaten to retaliate against an individual for refusing to enter into an agreement that provides for arbitration of an employment dispute;
no employer may retaliate or threaten to retaliate against an individual for seeking judicial enforcement of their rights;
no arbitrator shall determine the applicability of this resolution to an agreement to arbitrate;
nothing in this resolution shall apply to any agreement between an employer or a labor organization, or between labor organizations, unless said agreement has the effect of waiving the ability of an individual to seek legal enforcement of their rights;
Urges member nations to protect the rights of workers and ensure that those rights can be legally enforced.
General Assembly Resolution # 504
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the fundamental role law enforcement officers play in ensuring the safety and security of nations and their peoples;
Noting that in order to support this mission, governments often empower law enforcement officers with extraordinary authority over their fellow citizens, such as the powers to detain and apply deadly force;
Concerned that the misuse of such authority can and does lead to grave violations of the law, the sanctity of life, and the public peace;
Understanding that the concealment of crucial matters such as inquiries into violent incidents and law enforcement officers' violations of civil rights compromises public faith in law enforcement, the public safety, and the ability of law enforcement officers to perform their essential duties, hereby:
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
a "law enforcement officer" (LEO) as an individual acting in an official capacity to prevent or investigate potential offenses against a criminal law, with the powers to apprehend or detain individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against a criminal law, as authorized by a government;
a "department" as an entity authorized to disclose records pursuant to this resolution;
a "personnel record" as any file maintained by a department, which contains any information concerning:
employment-related advancement, appraisal, discipline, or benefits; or
complaints or investigation of complaints regarding an incident which an individual participated in or perceived, pertaining to their conduct with regards to said incident;
a "final finding" as a final determination by an investigatory or determining body that the actions of an LEO are found to be unlawful or in violation of policy;
except as otherwise noted by law, the personnel records of any LEO, and any information obtained from such records, are confidential and shall not be disclosed in any investigation or proceeding, excepting investigations and proceedings concerning the conduct of said LEO;
LEO personnel records must be made non-confidential and readily available for public consumption where they relate to:
an investigation or findings regarding an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a LEO, or an incident in which the use of force by a LEO resulted in death or severe bodily harm;
an incident in which a final finding was made that a LEO initiated or attempted to initiate a sexual act through force or coercion, or under the guise of authority;
an incident in which a final finding was made of dishonesty by a LEO in the course of their official duties;
a department may only redact a personnel record disclosed pursuant to this resolution so long as said redaction serves any of the following purposes:
to remove personal information, excepting work-related information regarding law enforcement officers;
to maintain the anonymity of witnesses and complainants;
to protect confidential information, so long as disclosure of such is specifically prohibited by international law or would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
when the disclosure of certain information within said record could reasonably pose a significant physical danger to a LEO or other individual, or a significant danger to national security;
when the disclosure of certain information would constitute a violation of prior World Assembly resolutions;
no part of this resolution shall be construed to limit the publics right of access to information as established by other international law;
a department may withhold disclosing a personnel record concerning an incident that is the subject of an active criminal or administrative investigation or criminal enforcement proceeding, so long as disclosure of such could reasonably be expected to interfere with said investigation or proceeding.
General Assembly Resolution # 505
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #501 “Wartime Journalism Protection Act” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Free Press) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming that wartime journalists provide an essential service to society and deserve the legal protections necessary to carry out their functions,
Concerned, however, that the protections provided in GAR#501 contain broad loopholes, which nations that wish to conceal their activities may exploit,
A nation which seeks to carry out a military operation that would violate international law, such as the offensive use of chemical weaponry on an enemy nation, may repel reporters under the claim that their presence would interrupt an active combat situation.
A nation which seeks to carry out a genocide of its newly conquered territories may shield those activities from journalists under the exception that such reporting would jeopardise the goals of its military efforts.
Observing that even in less extreme cases, a nation is able to strip reporters of their legal protection in situations where:
A journalist is in possession of any object which the warring nation may identify or attest to be a weapon, for such a term is undefined.
A warring nation deems any reporting of its military activity or other wartime information to be an act of espionage.
Believing that journalists who are adherents of a religion that carries ceremonial weaponry should not be forgotten by the World Assembly, or excluded from its protections in order to carry out their jobs,
Assessing that journalists are unable to carry self-defence weaponry into a war zone without losing their legal protections, rendering them vulnerable to the same brutalities the resolution sought to avoid when they may have otherwise defended themselves,
Resolving that the legislation must be repealed to allow for proper protections for journalists, as it blocks more comprehensive legislation which could rectify the present flaws,
Hereby Repeals GAR#501: "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"