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 # 231
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that domestic violence continues to be a problem in many of its member states,
Expressing its strong opposition to all acts of sexual violence,
Realizing that many societies countenance domestic violence, namely marital rape, because of primitive beliefs that treat people as if they were the property of their spouses or because of archaic views that wrongly consider consent to marriage or consent to a relationship to be consent to sexual intercourse whenever it is desired by the partner,
Further realizing that many member states lack laws against marital rape, do not enforce laws against marital rape, or have laws against marital rape that are less severe than laws against other kinds of rape,
Seeking to ensure that its member states treat accusations and acts of marital rape just as severely as they treat other accusations and acts of rape occurring outside of committed relationships,
1. Defines marital rape, as used in this resolution, as an act of sexual assault or sexual abuse that is committed against an individual by a spouse, civil partner, domestic partner, registered partner, cohabitant, or someone who formerly had such a relationship with the individual;
2. Mandates that accusations of marital rape be treated by law enforcement the same as or more carefully than similar accusations of nonmarital rape, especially because survivors of marital rape usually live with their attackers;
3. Requires that member states and political subdivisions thereof, in their laws on sexual assault and sexual abuse, eliminate all legal distinctions between marital rapes and nonmarital rapes occurring under otherwise identical circumstances;
4. Prohibits discrimination between marital and nonmarital rapes in the application of sexual assault and sexual abuse laws, namely with regard to the punishment of individuals who commit the crime of rape;
5. Decrees that consent to marriage, civil union, civil partnership, domestic partnership, registered partnership, or cohabitation shall never be considered consent to sexual activity under any circumstances; and
6. Encourages member states to take sufficient steps, such as the establishment of public awareness or special counseling programs, to reduce the number of instances of marital rape in the country.
General Assembly Resolution # 232
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Auralia
Recognizing that many World Assembly member nations use copyrights to promote creativity and to reward the authors of intangible works for their efforts,
Further recognizing that the efficacy of these copyrights is impeded by the failure of other member nations to recognize them,
Believing that foreign copyright recognition will make it easier for authors to market their works internationally,
The General Assembly,
Defines "copyright", for the purposes of this resolution, as the set of exclusive rights granted to the author of an original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, including the right:
to reproduce, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, and create derivative works of the work;
to sell or license any of these rights to others;
to seek damages and injunction against any entity that infringes upon these rights; and
to extinguish any of these rights;
Further defines "foreign copyright", for the purposes of this resolution, as any copyright that is recognized by the member nation where the copyrighted work originated;
Mandates that all member nations recognize foreign copyrights for, at minimum, twenty years after the date of creation or publication of the work, or the period used by the member nation of origin of the copyrighted work;
Authorizes member nations to create reasonable limitations and exceptions to foreign copyrights, but only when such limitations and exceptions are clearly in the public interest and do not adversely impact the ability of a rightsholder to reasonably profit from any normal use of their work;
Encourages member nations to permit appropriate uses of copyrighted works without the permission of the rightsholder for the following purposes:
education, scholarship and research;
commentary, criticism, parody and satire; and
purely private copying of legally acquired copies of a work;
Clarifies that member nations are not required by this resolution to recognize the copyright of a work of domestic origin, nor the copyright of a work in violation of general restrictions on freedom of expression;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be interpreted as limiting the World Assembly from further legislating on copyright.
General Assembly Resolution # 233
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Sionis Prioratus
The World Assembly:
AWARE that in countries that allow international corporations, most of the time these corporations act as a force for good, providing employment and economic strength to the communities in which they operate;
FURTHER AWARE that, in order to maximize profits, international corporations may lawfully distribute their corporate subdivisions among many different countries to benefit from a multitude of variations on national subsidies, lower taxes, reduced bureaucratic overload, and so on;
APPALLED that some corporations and other employers can and sometimes do secretly buy life-insurance policies in their employees names, designating the corporations themselves as beneficiaries, thus demonstrating to be more interested in their employees deaths as a source of revenue than in their actual well-being;
DEPLORING such a practice;
DETERMINED to end it once and for all;
IT IS ESTABLISHED:
1) Defines, for the purpose of this resolution, Dead peasant policy as when an employer secretly buys a life-insurance policy in an employees name, designating the employer itself as a beneficiary, collecting or expecting to collect benefits after the death of said employee.
2) The employees free, fully informed, uncoerced consent shall be required for the validity of any life-insurance wherein her/his employer is a beneficiary. Other beneficiaries of the employees own free choosing shall receive at least half the benefits of any life-insurance policy, present or former, in which the employer is or was a beneficiary.
3) To fire, burden, harass, penalize or pressure any employee for not listing her/his employer as a beneficiary of a life-insurance policy is forbidden.
4) Any employees, present or former, targeted by dead peasant policies have the right to have any and all personal documentation pertaining to participation in said policies fully disclosed and may seek and obtain the immediate annulment of such policies without let or hindrance; if an employee is deceased, that employees heirs, if any, shall have the aforementioned right in lieu of said employee.
Co-authored by Christian Democrats
General Assembly Resolution # 234
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Sionis Prioratus
The World Assembly,
APPLAUDS past initiatives to build libraries and guarantee freedom of expression,
AFFIRMS that those advancements are of little value without the right to access knowledge,
RECOGNIZES that the World Assembly does not prohibit nor obligate member states to regulate or ban certain works, for example works advocating illegal acts,
No person shall be punished for reading, nor for enabling oneself and/or another to read, nor for acquiring knowledge and/or cultural enrichment from non-readable media or reading media adapted for individuals with disabilities, provided that the material was legally published with the intention that it be publicly available.
General Assembly Resolution # 235
A resolution to tighten or relax gun control laws.
Category: Gun Control
Proposed by: Cowardly Pacifists
The World Assembly:
AWARE that many nations permit and/or encourage their citizens to keep firearms for various lawful purposes, including sport and family protection;
ALSO AWARE that firearms create a risk of serious injury and death not only for home invaders but for family members as well;
WORRIED that children, because of their youth and inexperience, are particularly susceptible to the risk of serious injury and death posed by firearms;
CONVINCED that many of the risks to children posed by firearms could be reduced by simple safety measures;
RESOLVED that member nations have an obligation to ensure that children are protected from the risks posed by firearms kept in their home;
1. DEFINES a "child" for the purposes of this Act as "any individual under the national threshold of majority, or equivalent;"
2. DECLARES that it is unlawful for an individual to intentionally provide a firearm to a child, or to negligently allow a child to access a firearm;
3. REQUIRES that any firearm kept or stored in the home of a child be secured in a reasonable manner to eliminate the risk of injury or death to the child;
4. CLARIFIES that notwithstanding the above provisions, it is not unlawful under this Act to provide a firearm to a child (or allow a child to access a firearm) if that child has received an education in firearm safety and proper use, and has demonstrated knowledge thereof;
5. CLARIFIES that notwithstanding the above provisions, it is not unlawful under this Act to provide a firearm to a child under proper supervision for the purposes of educating the child in firearm safety and proper use;
6. MANDATES that an individual who lives in the same home as a child, or who may regularly encounter a child, must demonstrate knowledge of proper firearm use and safety before acquiring a firearm; especially, knowledge of how to reduce the risk posed by a firearm to the health and safety of children;
7. AFFIRMS that nothing in this Act affects the ability of member nations to legalize or prohibit firearm ownership through national or international law.