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 # 575
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #130 “Elections and Assistance Act” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Noting that promoting democratic transitions and democracy is a noble goal and is indeed the purpose of this resolution, but
Believing that this resolution, while well intentioned, falls well short in a variety of ways in regards to promoting democratic transitions,
Acknowledges that the encouragement of Article 2, Section 3 is self-defeating in that the lack of mandate on member states to have an independent, even if state-affiliated, body to conduct elections can lead to abuse by interested parties on their favored candidate or sides behalf thus undermining the very principle of free and fair elections and opening up the potential for manipulation of elections through corrupt practices;
Notes that the lack of an explicit mandate to be rid of electoral systems with an in-built disproportionate advantage, as in Article 2, Section 4 allows for the creation of election systems which, while ostensibly fair, do in the end bias some constituency over another and that the lack of a mandate for fair electoral systems here undermines considerably the creation of fair systems as noted in Article 3, Section 2 by the Organization for Election Assistance (hereinafter the OEA) as member nations could conceivably cite obviously flawed systems as fair as there are no mandates to the contrary;
Recognizes that the non-binding nature of Article 3, Section 2 undermines Article 3, Section 3 as while the OEA may assist in the creation of electoral systems, there is no mandate for nations which call on the OEA's assistance to craft fair electoral systems, thus defeating any purpose that the OEAs advisory capacity may have in establishing democratic principles;
Observes that Article 3, Section 4s provisions for voluntary election monitoring, on the proviso that the OEA is asked, is contradicted by Sections 5 and 6 which set up mandatory oversight and monitoring provisions which do not require a nations consent for implementation;
Discerns that Article 3, Section 5s provisions for the monitoring of unfair practices do not provide for an investigatory role, only an oversight one, thus hindering the ability of the OEA to deem elections as free and fair as there is no mechanism to prove definitively that voter fraud, voter intimidation, or vote buying occurred as there is no way for the OEA to effectively gather data except for through non-compliance proceedings;
Sees that reasonable consideration as noted in Article 3, Section 7 is not defined in non-binding OEA vote counts, thus leaving the door open for malign member state actors to potentially disregard the OEAs tally in electoral disputes, thereby throwing earlier mandates for fair conduct into doubt and disrupting any utility that the monitoring powers granted to aforementioned body in Article 3, Section 6 might have in ensuring that "transitioning nations" successfully conduct free and fair elections; and
Noticing these faults with this resolution as a whole and deeming it unsatisfactory;
Hereby repeals GA #130 Elections and Assistance Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 576
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Morover
The World Assembly,
Recognizing past attempts to temper the horrific and life-shattering crime of identity theft through Resolution 110, Identity Theft Prevention Act, and its repeal by Resolution 574,
Believing that regardless of issues present within the past efforts to prevent identity theft, the principle behind protecting victims of identity theft is sound and should be upheld with a replacement,
Hoping to continue the prevention of identity theft and protection of those who do happen to be victims of identity theft from the consequences that naturally occur as a result of such a victimhood,
Hereby enacts the following into World Assembly law:
For the purposes of this resolution, Identity Theft is defined as the act of intentionally and fraudulently taking an individuals personal or financial information or identity for the purpose of it being passed off as someone elses information or identity.
Identity theft and the sale or use of any stolen personal or financial information is outlawed in all member-nations.
The International Identity Database is tasked with the establishment, maintenance, and continued operation of a system in which stolen identities can be logged and tracked.
Governments of member-states and accredited law enforcement agencies within member-nations shall have unrestricted access to upload stolen identities and stolen information from the victims of identity theft as discovered or reported in their nations, and are obligated to do so. These organizations may access, edit, and remove any information they upload to the database, and are obligated to do so in cases where requested by the victim of the relevant identity theft.
Non-member-nations and other agencies may submit cases of identity thefts to the database. Any submissions from these organizations will be reviewed by the International Identity Database in order to ensure their validity and necessity. Similar control over the cases submitted by organizations under World Assembly control shall be afforded to these organizations, subject to the same process of review as initial submissions.
Misuse of the International Identity Database will lead to heavy restrictions on that submitter. In the cases of organizations under World Assembly control, those restrictions will include a sanctions proportional with other similar non-compliance and review of future submissions to the system. For organizations not under World Assembly control, complete revocation of access to the database may occur, depending on severity. Full length of restrictions is subject to the opinions of the International Identity Database.
All cases present within the International Identity Database shall be kept fully confidential and encrypted against any organization not specified as having access to any particular case, or otherwise deemed to be important to access by the committee.
The International Identity Database is obligated, where possible and feasible within the manpower of the committee and access they have, to monitor marketplaces and transactions for the use of stolen identities, and to identify the relevant nation, law enforcement agencies, and marketplaces of the use of the stolen identity.
Member-nations must monitor and keep a record of all cases of use of stolen identities within their jurisdictions, and submit these records to the International Identity Database.
Member-nations must, where possible, prevent identity theft and work with victims of identity theft in order to catch the perpetrators and punish them accordingly. Coordination between member-states in order to put an end to larger rings dedicated to committing identity theft should be accomplished to the highest degree reasonably effective.
In cases where victims were affected financially by the relevant identity theft, the total sum of losses shall be repaid to the victim. Further compensation is permitted and encouraged.
The development of technology, software, and other methods to prevent the occurrence of identity theft and handling the aftermath in order to minimize the impact of identity theft on victims and the general populace is strongly encouraged. Further, the implementation of these systems is urged to be supplied to the general populace as well as any vulnerable vendors.
General Assembly Resolution # 577
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Greater Cesnica
The General Assembly,
Understanding that punitive efforts against recreational drug use have failed,
Aware that the decriminalization of recreational drug possession and targeted rehabilitation and social programs have been demonstrated to decrease the negative societal effects associated with substance abuse,
Noting that recreational drug possession charges are a favored tool of legal authorities and governments seeking to marginalize or suppress minorities and political opposition to their governments,
Further noting that nations with rampant corruption within law enforcement authorities are often empowered by the continued criminalization of recreational drug possession to commit violence and other indignities against even non-marginalized demographics,
Unconvinced that the criminalization of individuals in possession of recreational drugs deters recidivism or recreational drug use,
Concluding that the criminalization of recreational drug possession and its resulting consequences for both those truly in possession of such drugs and those falsely accused represents both a grave injustice towards human dignity and a waste of a nation's expenditure,
Defines for the purposes of this resolution;
"drug" as a chemical substance which induces psychoactive effects after being consumed, where such a substance is not already considered legal for recreational consumption or a substance used for recognized medical purposes or otherwise as part of recognized sacramental purposes,
"simple drug possession" as the possession of drugs by an individual where such possession is not for the purposes of:
monetary or other forms of material gain or
providing drugs to an individual without their consent or otherwise with malicious intent,
"illicit drug possession" as any possession of drugs outside the parameters established in Articles 1(a) and 1(b),
"drug trafficking" as the illicit smuggling and/or distribution of drugs for monetary or other forms of material gain, and
"drug manufacturing" as the illicit production of drugs for monetary or other forms of material gain.
Reaffirms the right of member states to set internal policy regarding drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, illicit drug possession, and the legal distribution and production of drugs, subject to past or future World Assembly resolutions.
Requires that member states, within the bounds of any past World Assembly resolutions;
decriminalize the act of simple drug possession and
initiate a review process to re-evaluate the cases of those imprisoned and/or convicted of the act of simple drug possession in order to determine release and/or pardon eligibility given the following considerations:
the time served for the offense(s),
any separate offenses committed in addition to the act of simple drug possession,
the suitability for re-entry into societal participation,
the likelihood of recidivism in regards to other criminal activities, and
the positive benefits of receiving a full pardon for the act of simple drug possession.
Strongly urges member states to offer full, unconditional releases and/or pardons for those convicted solely for the act of simple drug possession.
Co-authored by Honeydewistania.
General Assembly Resolution # 578
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Tinhampton
Grateful that this august body has amply protected the right to a medical gender transition (see GA#91, 457, 467, and 571), but
Noting that international law does not yet explicitly recognise the right of sapients to legally self-identify as their chosen gender, rather than have to undergo a medical transition which may be unavailable to them, and
Seeking to expand Alternatives to Transgender Hormone Therapy in member states...
The General Assembly hereby:
forbids member states from restricting by any means the right of their inhabitants to change their gender (including by requiring those inhabitants to undergo any medical procedure before their new gender can be legally recognised), except as provided in Articles b and c,
clarifies that members may, at their discretion, restrict gender changes:
where expressly allowed by prior and standing international law, or
to set a reasonable time period immediately after changing one's gender during which further changes thereof cannot occur,
requires members to prevent gender changes made without the free and informed consent of the person whose gender is to be changed,
demands that no charges be imposed on any application filed for an official gender change made pursuant to Article a, and
requires members and their government agencies, including state-funded schools, to respect the preferred name, pronouns and gender identity of those who interact with them.
General Assembly Resolution # 579
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Hulldom
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the late repeal of GA#130,
Believing that promoting democratic transitions is a noble goal and one that should continue to be a priority, hereby:
The following terms are defined for the purpose of this Act:
Ballot as any national vote held specifically to determine what policy or policies a Government is to adopt.
Election as any vote held for the purposes of electing an individual into a legislative or executive office.
Member states are bound to the following policies in the conduct of all local, regional, and national ballots and elections:
No person shall, under penalty or cover of law, be forced to disclose for whom or what position they voted or be discriminated against on those grounds.
All persons shall have the opportunity to cast their vote in private and without interference from outside parties.
No person shall be discriminated against in casting their vote by virtue of how they choose to cast their vote or for not casting a vote.
No person shall be disallowed from casting a vote due to some immutable characteristic such as race, biological sex, gender, disability, or any other class which may be protected under national or international law.
Member states are encouraged to monitor for, and prosecute, fraudulent or dishonest practices relating to elections or ballots held in their state.
The Office of Electoral Administration (hereinafter the OEA) will only enter a member state to assist with or monitor an election or ballot if that member state requests it.
However, individual member states are reserved the right to set all further regulations pertaining to elections.
OEA officials must investigate allegations of voter intimidation, voter fraud, and other fraudulent or dishonest practices relating to elections in which they have been invited to serve as a monitoring party and must report any and all violations of the practices found in (2) to the World Assembly Compliance Commission for consideration of further sanction.