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 # 244
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ceni
APPLAUDING that member nations have sites of outstanding physical beauty or that contain large numbers of endangered species
NOTING that such sites of physical significance are increasingly threatened with destruction
REALIZING that certain sites of physical significance need to be protected in the best interests of sapient peoples
The World Assembly hereby:
DEFINES sites of physical significance as the following:
(A) Natural formations or groups of such formations, or other physical features which are of outstanding universal excellence for their beauty or aesthetics, of special scientific significance, or of an unique nature OR
(B) Natural habitats home to a variety or large numbers of rare, important or endangered flora and fauna OR
(C) Outstanding examples of sites, man-made or natural, which have greatly influenced the culture, history or development of the area's inhabitants over a lengthy period of time OR
(D) Showcase noteworthy examples of ecological and evolutionary processes of various flora and fauna OR
(E) Showcase noteworthy examples of ecological processes of terrestrial, maritime, or coastal habitats and biomes;
REQUIRES nations to sufficiently protect such sites as determined by the PHPC;
MANDATES nations to
(A) Ban the harming in any way of such sites or their inhabitants, or to create a sufficient permit program that preserves the site and its inhabitants
(B) Ban commercial activities within the site that would cause damage to the site or its inhabitants
(C) Take the effects of developments within their nation to sites in their nation and in other nations into account;
ESTABLISHES the Physical Heritage Preservation Committee as a non-profit organization to:
(A) Aid nations that cannot protect such sites themselves
(B) Aid agencies and programs overseeing such sites
(C) Set standards relating to the protection of such sites;
ENCOURAGES member nations to:
(A) Make these sites available to the public when possible and desirable
(B) Preserve and protect sites that are not accredited by the PHPC
(C) Promote tourism to such sites without harming the site or putting tourists in harm's way
The PHPC shall certify sites as follows:
(A) The PHPC shall convene and any member may propose a site to be considered with the consent of the nation's government
(B) The PHPC shall look into evidence pertaining to the proposed site
(C) If such site meets one or more criteria listed above, the site shall be certified by the PHPC.
The PHPC shall decertify a site as follows:
(A) Any member or national government may propose a site to be delisted
(B) The PHCP shall determine whether the site still meets the criteria and/or deserves to be on the list
(C) If such site is determined to not merit inclusion, it shall be decertified
General Assembly Resolution # 245
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #237 “First Responder Protection Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
RECOGNIZING the important role first responders play in medical emergencies and their need for special protection,
ACKNOWLEDGING the laudable intention behind GAR #237 "First Responder Protection Act",
HORRIFIED that GAR #237 does not respect basic rights such as the right not to be convicted twice for the same crime as well as the right for due process and trial, raising concerns with regard to GAR #37 "Fairness in Criminal Trials",
APPALLED that the resolution bypasses national judiciary by requiring conviction without a trial,
REGRETTING the micromanaging nature of GAR #237, which extends as far as camera installations in ambulances,
CONCERNED that the resolution's description calls for "Medical personnel exclusively engaged in the collection, transport or treatment of the wounded and sick" to be "respected and protected in all circumstances", while "all circumstances" might include situations where First Responders may be unnecessary or even disruptive,
FIRMLY BELIEVING that the protection of First Responders is not a Human Right and indeed not an international issue,
DISAPPOINTED that a resolution was passed into international law by this body with such obvious flaws in both language and logic including - but not limited to -
1. A recursive definition of the term "First Responder",
2. The incorrect and confusing use of the word "define", making interpretation of the resolution's definitions difficult if not impossible,
3. Failing to properly criminalise the physical abuse of first responders, due to poorly-chosen wording,
HOPING that special protection can be given to first responders through national legislation without violating basic rights,
the WA General Assembly hereby REPEALS GAR #237 "First Responder Protection Act"
General Assembly Resolution # 246
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #239 “Vehicle Emissions Convention” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Automotive) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Recognizing that it is necessary to reduce vehicular emissions to reasonable levels,
Nevertheless believing that the flaws present in GAR #239, "Vehicle Emissions Convention" necessitate the resolution's repeal,
Dismayed that the target resolution ignores the law of diminishing returns by requiring nations to implement a progressive schedule for the reduction of emissions even if current emissions levels are already relatively low, which has the potential to cause substantial hardship to the automobile industry with little to no resultant environmental or health benefits,
Concerned that the target resolution also recommends that emissions be reduced by an arbitrary 75 percent regardless of current emissions levels,
Lamenting the target resolution's creation of the "International Vehicular Emissions Authority", a wholly unnecessary committee that is powerless to fulfill its mandate of ensuring compliance with the target resolution since it has no mechanism for doing so,
Confused by the target resolution's requirement that the automotive industry set aside "proportionate funding" for the reduction of emissions, as the resolution does not state what the funding must be proportionate to,
The General Assembly,
Repeals GAR #239, "Vehicle Emissions Convention".
General Assembly Resolution # 247
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Cowardly Pacifists
The World Assembly:
Convinced that crime victims deserve a meaningful role in the criminal justice system;
Committed to affording crime victims the dignity, respect, and access to justice that they are due;
Resolved that criminal proceedings should be conducted to ensure a fair balance between the rights of crime victims and the rights of criminal defendants;
Hereby enacts the following provisions:
Defines the following terms for the purposes of this Act:
"crime victim" as "a person who as part of a criminal prosecution is alleged to have suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm (actual or threatened) as a result of the criminal conduct of another, who is not simultaneously accused of criminal conduct of their own arising out of the same incident or occurrence." In the event that the crime causes the death or incapacitation of the crime victim, member nations may permit the crime victim's immediate family to exercise the rights afforded under this Act.
"the accused," as "a person who has been formally charged with a crime based on probable cause that they have committed a criminal offense."
"critical stage of the prosecution," as "any date or event at which a substantive or procedural element of the case is resolved or decided," including release hearings, hearings relating to the scheduling of trial, pre-trial evidentiary hearings, plea hearings, trials, sentencings, probation and parole hearings, and any other events deemed critical within the relevant national judicial system.
Mandates that member nations shall provide crime victims with the following rights:
Notice: crime victims shall be notified in advance of any upcoming critical stage of the prosecution, and shall be duly notified of any important developments in the case;
Participation: crime victims shall have the right to be present at any critical stage of the prosecution, to make a statement on the record, and to have that statement duly heard and considered;
Protection: crime victims shall have the right to reasonable protection from the accused throughout the criminal justice process, including but not limited to:
the right to prevent the accused from accessing the crime victim's address and personal identifying information without a court order,
the right to an order restraining the accused and known associates of the accused from harassing, threatening, stalking, or otherwise harming the crime victim,
the right to prevent the accused from directly contacting the crime victim outside the presence of law enforcement officers, and
the right to be tested at no cost for sexually transmitted infections and other serious communicable diseases if the crime victim may have been exposed to those illnesses during the commission of the crime;
Restitution: crime victims shall have the right to seek restitution from the accused through the criminal justice process or through an independent civil action;
Representation: crime victims shall have the right to exercise their rights in-person or through a personal representative or attorney. Member nations are encouraged, but not required, to provide crime victims with an attorney;
Urges member nations to provide crime victims with additional rights not enumerated above where those rights would serve the interests of fairness and justice;
General Assembly Resolution # 248
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.
Category: Political Stability
Proposed by: Topid
The General Assembly,
Seeing bribery as a major problem plaguing poor or developing nations, where major corporations can reward leaders or people in authority for abandoning their nation's interest,
Realizing the enforcing of laws that attempt to protect natural habitat, public safety, and the common good in these nations can be nearly impossible when powerful organizations with extensive resources seek to violate them,
Observing organizations frequently avoid the bad publicity of bribing by contracting third parties, possibly disguised as interpreters or negotiators,
Seeking to improve the ability of poorer or developing nations to protect their people and resources through law,
Defining, for the purposes of this resolution, bribery as the act of offering a gift to any public official, officer, agent, or employee with the expectation the gift will motivate the person to decide to take or not take a specific action, when that action or inaction conflicts with a good faith performance or fulfillment of the officials duties, responsibilities, or privileges of the person's job or positions,
Clarifying there shall be no difference legally between a person or organization directly offering a bribe, and contracting a person or entity which engages in bribery, unless the contracting nation clearly indicated bribery was not acceptable,
Defining, for the purposes of this resolution, gifts as money, assets, favours, services, future employment, or anything which the receiver considers to have value,
Mandates all member states make the act of bribery an illegal action for a business, citizen, or non-state organization or entity to participate in, with heavy fines for organizations found to be in violation,
Forbids the government or government agents of any member state from participating in bribery for monetary gain, or economic interests,
Further forbids government agents from making a good faith performance of their duties contingent on the receipt of a gift,
Declares that the member states shall deem it illegal for an officer or official of the government to accept a bribe,
Strongly urges nations to:
demand officers and officials report attempted bribes,
create regulations discouraging or ending the practice of businesses compensating negotiators more or only if a certain end is met in a negotiation as the practice can encourage bribery,
require disclosure of spending and contracts of major corporations operating within their nation, which may be most likely to participate in bribery within their nation or any other nation, and the investigation of any highly compensated interpreters or negotiators in important negotiations,
consider requiring the reporting or investigating of the finances of political leaders, to check for suspicious income.