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 # 515
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Abhorring the lack of international comity requirements for insolvent entities in a world increasingly reliant on globalized commerce;
Fearing that such a lack may permit debtors to evade creditors by shifting assets across international borders, both hindering commerce and increasing the transactional cost of commercial and consumer bargaining;
Believing that bankruptcy is a tool to both protect debtors from insolvency and permanent barriers to obtaining consumer credit and creditors from losing any opportunity for remuneration;
Asserting that no loss of sovereignty truly occurs by extending the courtesy of comity to fellow members of the World Assembly, as all states benefit equally from their extension;
The World Assembly enacts the following:
Bankruptcy is a legal process overseen by a court or trustee that reorganizes or discharges debt meant to satisfy creditor claims while protecting debtors from extended insolvency and compounding debt.
A foreign representative is a person or persons authorized to appear on behalf of a nongovernmental debtor or creditor to represent the debtor or creditors interests in a foreign bankruptcy proceeding.
Member states must establish a judicial or administrative procedure to aid foreign representatives in recognizing and enforcing the applicable foreign bankruptcy laws over fiscal assets within the territorial jurisdiction of that member state.
Member states may require a reasonable analysis of the debtors ties to the host jurisdiction and to the foreign jurisdiction to determine whether extending bankruptcy comity is appropriate.
A reasonable analysis may inquire into:
The proportion of assets within the host jurisdiction as compared to those in the foreign jurisdiction;
The length of time those assets have been within the host jurisdiction; and
Any other factor which the member state feels relevant and that facilitates fair and efficient bankruptcy procedures in conformity with the implicit goals of this resolution.
Notwithstanding foreign bankruptcy law, member states must:
Enforce a mandatory stay of any creditor claims against the debtors assets within member state jurisdiction pending conclusion of the bankruptcy process if member states have extended comity under Clause 3, except for government liens meant to collect unpaid taxes; and
Supply court records pertaining to ongoing proceedings and past bankruptcies on request by a party or government involved in the instant bankruptcy proceeding.
Member states may charge foreign representatives reasonable administrative or court fees, commensurate with domestic fees for similar work, when enforcing foreign bankruptcy comity claims.
No member state may treat the failure to obtain bankruptcy comity as having a preclusive effect on later domestic claims by either creditors or debtors.
Member states may enforce a time limit on the number of separate bankruptcy comity claims a court may enforce for a debtor.
Nothing in this resolution mandates the extension of comity to non-member states.
General Assembly Resolution # 516
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #472 “Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Recognising the efforts made in GA #472, Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc to prevent unnecessary sterilisation of minors;
Asserting that the purpose of independent review can be achieved with individual qualified medical professionals;
Concerned that Institutional Review Boards, as defined by GA#111, are bureaucratic institutions that are not required to be staffed with medical experts and thus serve no real purpose, except wasting the state's resources in setting up and maintaining such institutions;
Worried that requiring the permission of an Independent Review Board could unnecessarily prolong decision making in an emergency or in time-sensitive cases;
Further alarmed that clause two allows the World Assembly Compliance Commission (WACC) to create further regulations on behalf of the World Assembly, without needing to consult the will of the combined member nations;
Convinced that this Assembly should not pass legislation that empowers committees to create secondary legislation, as there is little supervision, if at all, over the actions these committees make;
Confident that regulations to ensure the proper review procedures for the sterilisation of minors can be instituted by further legislation without reducing the relevancy of member nations in the decisions concerning their own future;
Hereby repeals GA#472 "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
General Assembly Resolution # 517
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #209 “World Assembly Trade Rights” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly finds as follows:
Extending trade preferences on a most-favoured nation basis to all member nations requires that any further preference to an allied member nation also be given to other unfriendly member nations. Governments have interests in stopping the transfer of technology or linking of their industry with such unfriendly nations, motives which are not accounted for in GA 209, which only permits exceptions for 'vital national security interests during serious international disputes or times of war'.
Section 1(c) of the target resolution allows for existing trade zones to exist. But it is unclear how such existing trade zones can possibly 'ultimately lower trade barriers between their members' without inherently contradicting the most-favoured nation provision in section 1(a), as any members of a trade zone would by virtue of their membership be more favoured than non-trade zone member nations, putting such members in violation of section 1(a) unless their trade zone membership privileges were extended to all World Assembly member nations.
Section 2 does not give member nations authority to institute retaliatory tariffs against dumping or other unfair trade practices, instead only giving member nations the ability to support domestic industry with subsidies. This has two impacts. First, subsidies cost member nations money, while tariffs (being taxes) are net positive on a nation's treasury. By only allowing subsidies, this penalises member nations with weaker financial situations. Second, the use of subsidies instead of tariffs causes a race towards higher subsidies, as subsidies increase production, further driving down commodity prices, necessitating even higher subsidies to ensure viability. This singular-minded view on subsidies therefore harms the poorest member nations and saddles the Assembly as a whole with chronic overproduction and government support of inefficient industries.
GA 440 'Administrative Compliance Act' uses trade sanctions as a core means of enforcement of World Assembly legislation. It is unclear how strong such sanctions can be when section 1(a) requires equal treatment of nations regardless of their compliance with World Assembly resolutions. Basic fairness requires that member nations which are not compliant with Assembly legislation, a duty of membership in the Assembly, should not be given the benefits of membership. Repeal, therefore, repairs a sense of basic fairness necessary for the Assembly to operate justly and impartially.
Further legislation should be passed, patching the flaws present in GA 209, to ensure sufficient incentives for membership in the World Assembly.
Now, therefore, the World Assembly repeals GA 209 'World Assembly Trade Rights'.
General Assembly Resolution # 518
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Research
Proposed by: Honeydewistania
The World Assembly,
Recognising that numerous vector species, such as mosquitos, ticks and fleas, are vectors for deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, bubonic plague and many others, and most of these diseases are difficult to cure or do not have working vaccines;
Concerned that the diseases vectors spread can imperil the health of many;
Believing that reducing the populations of disease vectors is of utmost importance and in the interests of public health, hereby:
"vector" as a non-sapient macro-organism that can transmit harmful pathogens to a sapient organism;
"vector-spread pathogen" as a microorganism that can cause a disease, and is spread by vectors;
"vector-infested area" as an area wherein the population of vectors is likely to cause serious harm to sapient populations within that area via vector-spread pathogens;
Tasks member nations with effectively conducting and assembling research on vectors and vector-spread pathogens within their territory that is necessary to reducing the threats of said vectors and vector-spread pathogens to public health;
Member nations that have successfully eliminated or are close to eliminating the threats of vectors to public health are exempt from this mandate, but are encouraged to assist other member nations in their research;
Tasks the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Centre with, upon request, providing medical information relating to vector-spread pathogens to member nations;
Mandates that member nations publicly release any information in their possession that could potentially reduce vector populations or the spread of vector-spread pathogens for free, with necessary redactions to protect privacy or national security;
Requires that member nations create and promulgate effective and understandable guidelines for people and businesses in vector-infested areas to reduce the breeding of vectors or the spread of vector-spread pathogens;
Clarifies that only vectors or vector-spread pathogens that are the main cause(s) of designating an area as a vector-infested area are those that are to be targeted by this clause;
Urges member nations to further enact policies using the research obtained to reduce disease vectors;
Clarifies that this resolution does not discourage nor limit the usage of other legal and safe methods of reducing the threat of vectors.
General Assembly Resolution # 519
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Believing this Assemblys past efforts to reduce unnecessary hardship and harm in military engagements are integral to maintaining the Assemblys humanitarian mission;
Accepting that military occupation of civilian territory is often necessary to pacify the region following armed conflict;
Justly affirming that nations can balance effectively administering captured territory and the proper stewardship and protection of the inhabitants;
Outraged by military forces that treat occupied territory and peoples as an opportunity for plunder rather than hold the territory and its resources in trust for the territorys inhabitants; and
Rejecting military success and profiteering as the ultimate goals of an occupation;
The World Assembly establishes the following:
A military occupation is the effective and provisional control and administration of a territory by a military power not sovereign to the territory that it controls.
'Military efforts are those actions or goals, exclusive of administration or policing, taken by military forces to coordinate operational or strategic advantages in armed conflict.
Member state occupying forces may:
Create and enforce regulations to establish effective control over the occupied territory, provided they do not violate or frustrate extant World Assembly law;
Levy reasonable, non-punitive taxes to defray the non-military costs of territory administration, except that such taxes may not fund compensation for occupying forces;
Compel limited emergency civilian service, provided:
All compelled workers are over the occupied territorys age of majority;
Occupying forces limit service to those efforts necessary to restore or improve the quality of life for civilians in the occupied territory;
The service does not, in character or purpose, further military efforts; and
The service accords with extant World Assembly labor law and pays a fair wage for the services rendered.
Utilize natural and community resources to the benefit of the occupied territory, provided those resources:
Are not appropriated for domestic use by the occupying force; and
Do not further military efforts.
Recruit volunteers for military service from within the occupied territory; and
Employ captured public infrastructure, such as communication systems, roads, docks, or power grids, in occupied territories for military efforts.
Member state occupying forces must:
Immediately confer upon occupied civilian populations of nonmember states the same rights and protections of extant World Assembly law applicable to non-citizen inhabitants of the occupying nation;
Establish or restore an impartial adjudicative authority to resolve civil and criminal disputes within the occupied territory;
Establish or restore essential civilian infrastructure in a timely and effective manner;
Restore and enforce public order and safety while respecting the laws of the occupied land, to the extent that it does not frustrate World Assembly law.
Narrowly tailor any restriction of individual freedoms; and
Peacefully transition territorial authority to a sovereign government at the conclusion of hostilities or at such time as a durable and stable peace is forged.
The International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee will:
Liaise with both military and civilian authorities within an occupied territory;
Independently inspect occupying operations;
Provide guidance, technical expertise, and aid for occupied civilian populations; and
Report violations directly to the World Assembly Compliance Commission.
Member states must consider any serious or systematic breach of § 4, either intentionally, through gross negligence, or nonfeasance, a war crime and prosecute violators accordingly.
Member states need not treat isolated and de minimis violations as war crimes, provided they are reasonably redressed and do not continue.