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 # 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"
General Assembly Resolution # 506
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Whereas court records are fundamental to the ability for the public to learn of and execute effective oversight on their judicial systems :
And whereas people of limited financial means have unconscionable financial barriers to their access of such documents :
And whereas it is the case that in many nations, knowledge of judicial decisions and doctrines is required to fully understand the law as it is enforced rather than as it is stated in text, meaning that such barriers make it difficult for poor people to determine what the law actually is :
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of the Delegates and Members, in this present session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :
Member nation court systems must to the best of their ability provide open access to unsealed court documents and their redacted derivatives in person, upon request, and online, charging no fees for the provision of such services. Reasonable limitations may be made to ensure the breadth of public access and the good faith of accessors. No limitation may be enforced on the ability of member nation inhabitants to read or reproduce such documents; nor may any copyright be recognised or enforced over documents produced by member nation courts.
The public has a presumptive right to all court documents, and such documents may only be sealed: (a) upon order of a judicial officer who has determined the specific and contextualised existence of a compelling need which (i) supersedes the public's interest in open access and (ii) is essential to preserve or advance the public interest or (b) if it is required by World Assembly legislation. When a court document is sealed, member nation courts must create and release a redacted derivative without the information that fails the test in the section above and, to the extent practicable, give reasons for the exclusion of such information.
All unsealed court documents and their redacted derivatives pertaining to a case must be deposited, upon the case's conclusion and within a reasonable time frame, with the Universal Library Coalition.
General Assembly Resolution # 507
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #483 “Promotion of Recycling” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging and praising GAR#483 for its attempt to promote recycling of materials, thereby reducing waste;
Disappointed, however, at the numerous critical flaws in GAR#483 that render it unable to achieve its commendable goal;
Annoyed at the garbled language littered throughout GAR#483, rendering clauses incoherent and unable to be enforced even in good faith, such as clause 3s bizarre phrasing 'the usage of through recycling recovered materials';
Concerned that despite defining recyclable waste material in Clause 1(a), the term is not used in Clause 2(b), which as a result mandates that member nations implement separate systems to collect all refuse containing even a small portion of recyclable material;
Further concerned that this mandate is infeasible and incredibly costly, as it arguably requires the collection of goods that are:
a serious environmental, occupational or processing hazard;
extremely difficult or expensive to salvage or recycle; or
of incredibly low use in a member nation's economy;
Irritated by the resolution's apparent insistence on domestic handling of all materials, without any allowance made for possible trade or transshipment of recyclable waste products to reduce costs among all member states;
Saddened by the resolutions lack of insistence on full upgrade and update measures for nations claiming to have recycling programs already in place, allowing pre-existing substandard recycling programs to pass without penalty; and
Hoping that by repealing this legislation, a more effective resolution to promote good recycling practices can be passed;
Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution 483, "Promotion Of Recycling."
Co-authored by Sierra Lyricalia.
General Assembly Resolution # 508
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Maowi
Condemning the use of forced eugenics,
Applauding the measures contained in GAR #38 "Convention Against Genocide" against the use of eugenics to further an agenda of ethnic cleansing,
Convinced that it should be the guardian's prerogative, and not a state's or a medic's, whether their unborn offspring undergoes genetic modification,
Subject to its previous, extant legislation, the World Assembly hereby:
Forbids member states, or the governments of any political subdivision thereof, from incentivising the genetic modification of any sapient offspring prior to their birth, except for incentivising the remedy or elimination of disorders, disabilities, or diseases;
Prohibits any individual or entity from genetically modifying or commanding the genetic modification of sapient offspring prior to their birth without the informed consent of the offspring's legal guardians; and
Forbids any individual or entity from compelling, forcing, or coercing a legal guardian to give consent to the genetic modification of their offspring prior to their birth.