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 # 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 314
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #183 “Defense of Self and Others” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
the World Assembly
Approving of the intentions of resolution #183 to allow for a persons right to self-defence,
Regretting that resolution #183 relies on the institution of the "judiciary" despite there being no international law requiring the independence of the judiciary, the proper functioning of the judiciary, or even the existence of the judiciary,
Observing that under the terms of the second operative clause a person cannot be prosecuted for using reasonable force yet under the terms of the third operative clause the decision as to whether reasonable force was used or not is reserved to the judiciary,
Believing that this presents a significant barrier to a member states prosecution services from initiating prosecutions where the use of reasonable force may be used as a defence in legal proceedings, as the prosecution services themselves are unable to make a determination as to what constitutes reasonable force,
Noting that this is a serious contradiction within resolution #183: an individual cannot be prosecuted for the use of reasonable force yet the determination of whether that individual used reasonable force is a decision reserved to the judiciary,
Regretting that resolution #183 contains a definition of reasonable force which is inexact due to the usage of the vague terminology: within a reasonable degree of the smallest amount of force,
Contending that the definition used is so unclear that many criminal acts of violence may not be prosecutable due to the lack of guidance to prosecutors, judges and others involved in potential legal proceedings as to what exactly constitutes reasonable force, and by extension, therefore, what constitutes excessive force,
Realising that prosecutors should retain the right to bring prosecutions against those they suspect may have used more than reasonable force and that suspects are entitled to whatever form of fair trial may be used in a member state,
Maintaining that resolution #183 unintentionally introduced an almost all pervasive immunity from prosecution to any person claiming they used reasonable force,
Further believing that the use of reasonable force to defend oneself or others should be no more than a valid defence in legal proceedings,
Repeals resolution #183, "Defense of Self and Others ".
General Assembly Resolution # 315
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
AIMS to set definite preventative measures for safety in regards to nuclear power
UNDERSTANDS that a nuclear meltdown can have an international effect
HEREBY defines for the purposes of this resolution:
Nuclear power as the use of sustained nuclear reactions of fission to generate heat and do useful work
Radiological disaster as a loss of control of radiation or radiological material, hazarding the safety of the public and environment or exceeding of exposure limits due to ionizing radiation
Decay heat as thermal energy from the fission or decay of fission products or fuel of reactors
Nuclear safety as the ability to prevent a nuclear meltdown or excess decay heat generation resulting in harm to the environment or public or unintended release of fission products
LIMITS the resolution to facilities not mobile under their own power to protect facilities which may have other means of protection
REQUIRES nations operating nuclear reactors applicable to this resolution to maintain their own the nuclear safety organization (NSO), to protect national and international populations, with the power and duty to:
1. Mandate shutdown of reactors deemed to not meet reactor safety standards until deficiencies are corrected and the facility is certified safe by the NSO
2. Ensure that all reactors must have available:
Four provided methods of Decay Heat Removal (DHR) with two methods to implement each
One DHR method may be the same as normal power-operation heat-removal
In addition to 2aI, one method must be able to account for Design Worst Case Decay Heat Generation (DHG) and still prevent a radiological disaster, without an external power source
Methods described in (2) must be resistant to natural disasters and their magnitudes they are susceptible to, to be determined by the NSO based on historical and geological data
One remaining DHR method may be heat loss to ambient
If (2) cannot be met, the reactor plant must stop operations which promote DHG
Requirements of 2a need not be met if 2aII may be met by 2aIV
Two methods of ceasing DHG processes are available capable of compensating for maximum possible reactor power at operation
One method must not require an external power source to the facility
3. Inspect reactor plants at least once every two years to of evaluate nuclear-safety standards, procedures, systems, and materials and inform the facility of deficiencies
4. Advise courses of action and guidelines for nuclear safety to facilities
5. During investigations, test knowledge of operators of nuclear facilities to ensure they are properly trained
6. Establish exposure limits for the populace in regards to exposure to nuclear power to ensure they receive less than harmful levels of radiation exposure due to the facilities
ESTABLISHES the World Nuclear Regulatory Agency with the responsibility and power to:
1. Once every ten years certify individual nation's NSO to verify level of knowledge, attention to detail in inspections, and that the organization is maintaining standards
2. Mandate and advise the national NSO on how to correct deficiencies in order to maintain the organization operational
3. Collect information on and advise NSOs on best practices, observed in various nations to all member nations, provided the nation does not deem the information confidential
REQUIRES reactor plant agencies to abide by advisories and mandates of the NSO
MANDATES nations to establish procedures and arrangements to maintain safety and update them as deficiencies are discovered