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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 310
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that many citizens of member states, in effect, are unjustly deprived of their voting rights because of common physical or mental impairments, such as blindness, that have absolutely no effect on their capacity for making reasoned choices,
Wishing to pass legislation preventing such forms of disenfranchisement,
Seeking to provide reasonable accommodations that enable such people to exercise their democratic freedom,
1. Declares that no person who is otherwise qualified to vote shall be denied the right to vote in a public election on account of blindness, deafness, developmental reading disorder, developmental coordination disorder, limited mobility, or any other physical or mental impairment that does not diminish general intelligence;
2. Requires that member states and their political subdivisions, in all public elections, allow any person covered by Section 1 the freedom to receive assistance in voting from an individual whom he or she has selected freely;
3. Permits member states and their political subdivisions, at their legal discretion, to prevent an individual from rendering assistance under Section 2 if that individual is:
younger than the national or local age of majority;
ineligible to vote because of a criminal conviction;
guilty of committing electoral fraud in the past;
the employer or an agent of the employer of the impaired person;
an agent of the labor union or professional association of the impaired person;
an agent of a political party or a political campaign; or
an agent of the government or one of its instrumentalities;
Provided that no adult family member or cohabitant shall be denied the ability to render assistance if he or she is selected freely by the person who is receiving assistance;
4. Directs member states and their political subdivisions to make good-faith efforts to ensure that all persons covered by Section 1 receive appropriate accommodations allowing them to vote in public elections on an equal basis with voters who do not have physical or mental impairments;
5. Grants any person covered by Section 1 or an appropriate representative the right to sue the government in an appropriate domestic court and to receive appropriate equitable relief from that tribunal if the government does not meet its obligations under this resolution;
6. Affirms that this resolution does not prevent the passage of future resolutions protecting or promoting voting rights in public elections; and
7. Clarifies that this resolution does not affect private elections (such as elections for private clubs or organizations) and that it does not require member states or their political subdivisions to hold elections for public offices.
General Assembly Resolution # 311
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #309 “Marine Debris Accord” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Recognizing that marine pollution is greatly destabilizing the marine environment and endangering the economies of various sea-dependent nations,
Arguing that the resolution "Marine Debris Accord" doesn't help cleanly enough with the aforementioned problem, in that:
Firstly, marine debris is badly defined, so that standard procedures such as burial at sea, naval warfare, and even environmentally conscious actions like the sinking of non-biodegradable materials for the creation of new coral reefs, and the releasing of environment monitoring probes and buoys, are practically barred by the resolution;
Secondly, the treatment of waste is also badly defined, so that, for example, even waste that is simply made to look shiny can be considered as treated waste, and discharged into the environment without other, more important considerations in mind, like biodegradability or lack of hazardous materials;
Thirdly, the terms on the loss of fishing nets would be a major impediment on the meager economies of many nations in this assembly, as it focuses more on the loss of the nets, rather than the longevity of the nets' materials;
and Finally, the restrictions imposed upon ships close off situations in which the ships must jettison cargo for their own integrity, thus preventing worse environmental situations, such as the ships sinking themselves;
Thus concluding that the resolution, though fair in its ideals, requires more work before finally being accepted by this assembly,
Hereby Repeals General Assembly Resolution #309, Marine Debris Accord.
General Assembly Resolution # 312
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Recognizing the moral depravity of war crimes and crimes against humanity,
Believing that such crimes are so heinous that the international community bears a collective responsibility to bring those who are guilty of such crimes to justice,
Concerned, however, about the potential lack of accountability and abuses of power associated with granting criminal jurisdiction to an international court,
Convinced, therefore, that the best means to fulfill this responsibility is to grant individual World Assembly member states the right and obligation to prosecute such individuals,
The General Assembly,
Defines "universal jurisdiction" as the right to claim criminal jurisdiction for a crime allegedly committed by an individual, regardless of where or when the crime was allegedly committed, or the citizenship, nationality, or country of residence of that individual;
Declares that all World Assembly member states have the right to claim universal jurisdiction with respect to any act that constitutes a "crime against humanity" or a "war crime" under World Assembly legislation, or for which universal jurisdiction is implicitly or explicitly recognized under World Assembly legislation;
Requires member states to safely and fairly prosecute individuals suspected of committing an act listed in section 2 in cases where:
the individual is within the territorial jurisdiction of that member state,
the individual has not already been given a fair trial for that crime by another state, and
there is evidence which would lead a reasonably intelligent but cautious person to believe that the individual is guilty of that crime;
Directs member states to ensure that the severity of the sentence assigned to an individual following a conviction of a crime listed in section 2 of this resolution is consistent with the severity of their crime;
Strongly encourages member states to volunteer any evidence relevant to the prosecution of an individual for a crime listed in section 2 of this resolution;
Permits member states to transfer an individual subject to prosecution under section 3 of this resolution to the jurisdiction of another member state that is able and willing to safely and fairly prosecute that individual for the same alleged crime or crimes;
Forbids the World Assembly from preempting a member state's claim to universal jurisdiction under this resolution, including but not limited to through an international criminal court or a substantially similar institution, to the extent permitted by this and previous World Assembly resolutions;
Clarifies that nothing in this resolution grants member states the right to claim universal jurisdiction over individuals that are not currently within the member state's territorial jurisdiction;
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution precludes the World Assembly from passing further legislation on criminal jurisdiction, international police or judicial cooperation, or extradition.
General Assembly Resolution # 313
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #15 “Freedom of Marriage Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Reaffirming its commitment to the cause of human rights and extending protections for LGBT persons across the NS world,
Resolving itself, however, of the need to remove wasteful, redundant and unnecessary legislation from its books,
Recalling that subsequent to Freedom of Marriage Act's adoption, Resolution #35: The Charter of Civil Rights (COCR) was enacted, forbidding discrimination by governments and/or public-service providers based on any "reductive categorisation," not just sex or sexual preference,
Contending that the passage of COCR eclipses the need for a Freedom of Marriage Act, as COCR effectively outlaws discrimination in the performance and recognition of marriages, and in a far more efficient manner,
Believing that this is evidenced by the fact that Freedom of Marriage Act only addresses discrimination in marriage based on sex, whereas COCR also outlaws discrimination against interracial, interfaith or intercultural couples,
Further condemning the confusing and needlessly complicated legal structure created by Freedom of Marriage Act, in which undefined "religious communities" are exempted from its terms, leaving theocratic regimes and nations with privatized marriage in doubt as to which set of rules they are meant to follow,
Reminding member states that repealing this act will not authorize discrimination against same-sex couples in any way,
Hereby REPEALS Resolution #15: Freedom of Marriage Act.