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 # 305
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #93 “The General Patent Charter” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Affirming the practice of granting inventors certain exclusive rights associated with their inventions in exchange for the detailed public disclosure of that invention, which promotes scientific and technological innovation,
Believing that World Assembly harmonization of patent law, as attempted by GAR #93, "The General Patent Charter", is necessary, as the effectiveness of patents is substantially reduced when other member states fail to recognize them,
Regretting, however, that the target resolution's myriad flaws necessitate its repeal,
Concerned that the target resolution fails to clarify the extent to which member nations are required to recognize the validity of patents issued by other member nations, especially:
whether the right of national patent offices to renew patents under clause 2 of the target resolution compels all member nations to recognize such a renewal, as patents must always be "recognized in all member countries" under clause 1 of the target resolution,
whether, if this is in fact the case, this seemingly unrestricted renewal right would effectively allow a single member nation to prevent a patent from entering the public domain in all member nations indefinitely,
whether, if this is not the case, the target resolution effectively prohibits all member nations from renewing patents, as patents must always be "recognized in all member countries" under clause 1 of the target resolution,
Saddened that this lack of clarity largely prevents the target resolution from accomplishing its stated purpose of ensuring the "mutual recognition of patents issued by member countries,"
Disappointed that the target resolution fails to provide adequate protection against "submarine patents", or patents whose issuance and publication are intentionally delayed with the intent of launching litigation against infringing industries that developed during the delay,
Alarmed that the target resolution compels member nations to offer patent protection to domestic inventors, even though member nations may prefer to implement some other form of recognition for intellectual property for their own citizens, which is an issue with no international significance,
Hoping that a replacement resolution governing the foreign recognition of patents will soon be passed,
The General Assembly,
Repeals GAR #93, "The General Patent Charter".
General Assembly Resolution # 306
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
COGNIZANT of the World Assemblys enduring commitment to ensuring ethical standards in warfare;
FINDING UNTENABLE the international communitys lack of just standards on the treatment of combatants laying down arms, and;
RESOLVED to rectify this oversight;
The General Assembly,
DEFINES surrender as the act of combatants capitulating to an enemy force during a time of armed conflict between nations;
DEFINES a parley as the negotiation for surrender, ceasefire, or other form of truce between representatives of parties in an armed conflict;
DEFINES a symbol of truce as an inviolable signal made by a party of the conflict for the cessation of hostilities and intention to parley, including signals of military tradition such as waving a white flag, laying down arms, or other internationally recognized symbol so associated;
DEFINES hors de combat as a state in which a combatant is immediately recognizable as unable to engage in combat, including the state of being wounded, incapacitated, unarmed, or otherwise incapable of defending themselves;
OBLIGES member states to extend the following protections and duties:
Article I. Those parties participating in a parley, under the protection of a symbol of truce, or in the process of complying with the terms of a negotiated surrender are entitled to the following:
1. Protection from assault, injury, or detainment by any combatant party to the conflict while displaying, broadcasting, or otherwise openly utilizing a symbol of truce;
2. Good faith in all negotiations relevant to the conditional surrender by combatants party to the conflict;
3. Expectation of all rights and protections afforded by World Assembly law, regardless of the status of the combatants nation of origin;
Article II. Those parties participating in a parley, under the protection of a symbol of truce, or in the process of complying with the terms of a negotiated surrender have the duty to:
1. Comply, in good faith, with all accepted terms of surrender, insofar as they are legal and do not constitute an outrage of personal dignity, and;
2. Refrain from perfidious activity while under the protections of a symbol of truce, including but not limited to abusing the protections of a symbol of truce, feigning surrender to take advantage of the enemy, or using a symbol of truce or parley to screen force deployment, munitions resupply, or reconnaissance operations;
Article III. Those parties accepting surrender have the duty to:
1. Immediately recognize and confer upon the surrendering party all the protections of prisoner of war status following the satisfaction of the terms of surrender, and;
2. Refrain from perfidious activity as it relates to the process of negotiating and accepting surrender;
ASSERTS that member states shall consider combatants found hors de combat to be surrendering and accordingly extend the protections outlined in Articles I and III, subject to the belligerents reasonable ability to comply with the duties outlined in Article II.1;
DECLARES that those belligerents in violation of the duties herein shall have their protections as outlined in Article I.1 revoked as the situation requires;
MANDATES that member states consider the deliberate and knowing violation of these Articles a war crime, and exercise their jurisdiction over violators appropriately.
General Assembly Resolution # 307
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Recognizing the negative impact of counterfeit currency operations on nations;
Realizing such actions not only degrade value of and trust in legitimate currency within nations, but also obstruct free trade and damage relations between economic partners;
Determined to protect commerce between nations and foster international goodwill;
Whereas the term legal tender shall be defined as a medium of exchange recognized by a nation or other assigned political division as valid for meeting a financial obligation;
The World Assembly thusly resolves:
1. Except in the case of declared war, member states are henceforth required to outlaw the counterfeiting, and associated commission of counterfeiting, of foreign currency with the intention of releasing it as legal tender into the market to devalue currency or otherwise defraud another member state.
2. Member states in a declared state of war are exempt only to counterfeit the legal tender of those entities with whom a state of declared war exists.
3. The World Assembly Numismatics Authority (WANA) shall be re-established and tasked with creating an investigative framework for the screening, detection, and source-tracking for counterfeit tender. The WANA shall liaise with relevant member state authorities to investigate, coordinate, and disseminate information on both state- and non-state-sanctioned counterfeiting operations.
4. The WANA shall inspect the minting facilities of member states for illicit counterfeiting operations either on request or if there is credible evidence to suggest such an operations existence, and issue nonbinding evaluations of a member states anti-counterfeiting security.
5. Member states shall take all necessary steps to suppress counterfeiting operations in their jurisdiction, and shall promptly notify both the WANA and the entity whose tender is being counterfeited of such incidents.
6. Member states will cooperate with WANA investigations to the fullest extent practicable, including maintaining a single point of contact with the WANA.
7. Member states are required to prosecute those individuals violating the provisions set forth in this law to the same degree that they would prosecute those involved in a comparable domestic counterfeiting operation.
8. Non-member states voluntarily complying with the responsibilities set forth shall be entitled to equal access to this laws protections and benefits. Member states shall make no distinction between WANA-compliant non-member states and member states in regard to the provisions set forth in this law, except as required by extant legislation.
General Assembly Resolution # 308
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
The World Assembly,
UNDERSTANDING that nuclear weapons are an integral part of some nations deterrence strategy,
ALSO REALIZING the potential threat posed to civilians caught in the blast effects of nuclear detonations,
DEEPLY ALARMED that international law permits civilians to be targeted by nuclear weapons,
CONFIRMING the right of member nations to possess and use nuclear weapons in warfare,
THUS RESOLVING to enact a sensible policy that mitigates the civilian casualties resulting from a nuclear exchange between hostile nations,
The General Assembly hereby:
For the purposes of this protocol defines a nuclear weapon as an explosive weapon which derives it power solely from nuclear reactions,
Demands member nations take all necessary precautions to ensure they do not deliberately target civilian populations with nuclear weapons unless a hostile nation deliberately shields key strategic military assets within civilian populations,
Permits the usage of nuclear weapons in a reciprocal role should another hostile nation deliberately target civilian populations in defiance of this accord,
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution shall be interpreted as affecting the right of member nations to utilize nuclear weapons against military targets as part of their defense strategy.
General Assembly Resolution # 309
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Defines marine debris as being any material unable of rapid degradation having been intentionally or unintentionally disposed of or discarded in any marine environment;
States that intentional debris discharge is the result of deplorable environmental apathy;
States that unintentional debris abandonment is the result of preventable negligence;
Recognizes the threat that marine debris poses to aquatic species, primarily through reduced body weight, clogging of gizzards (in seabirds), increased risk of disease, starvation by digestive tract blockage, gut ulceration, perforation by sharp debris, and death;
Recognizes the threat that marine debris poses to the marine ecosystem, through the elimination of key species, the interference with natural processes, and the general disturbance of the health of the seas;
Recognizes the threat of marine debris on human safety and health through the transportation of bio-hazards, or the ingestion, entrapment, or physical injury caused by dangerous substances;
Notes the longevity of plastic, microplastics, polystyrene, rubber, sanitary and sewage-related materials, metal, cigarette filters, glass, ceramics, wood, cloth, cardboard, and fishing gear or equipment;
Notes that marine debris can travel many thousands of miles and spread to every local region, regardless of any amount of environmental protection that that local area may employ;
Suggests that marine debris is a global issue that requires a coordinated global effort;
Hereby requires that member nations implement the following policies for the betterment of the health of the marine ecosystems:
Member nations must require of all private and public industries minimal waste disposal procedures, so as to ensure that debris does not intentionally or unintentionally enter the marine ecosystem.
Member nations must enact minimal legislation barring citizens from littering or otherwise leaving debris in coastal areas--primarily beaches.
Member nations must enact legislation to deter the loss of fishing nets, lines, and other hazardous fishing-related equipment.
Member nations must maintain basic sewage and waste-water management facilities which do not allow for discharge of untreated waste into oceans or waterways.
Member nations must enforce a ban on all intentional discharges of debris from ships, save for the discharge of properly treated sewage.
Member nations must take appropriate steps to avoid the escape of debris and waste from coastal landfills.
Hereby forms the International Marine Debris Management Commission (IMDMC), and tasks it with the following duties:
Analysis of the current state of the marine environment, and quantification of the current status of the oceans, specifically relating to marine debris.
Provide available consultation to member nations for implementation of required policies.
Establish basic outreach programs to inform the global public of the dangers of marine debris.
Encourage member nations to collaborate and coordinate efforts in the prevention of intentionally and unintentionally discharged marine debris.
Implement comprehensive and continually adaptive action plans to protect the marine environment from marine debris.