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 # 334
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Praising the protected status accorded to certain parties in armed conflict;
Echoing the notion that such protections are developed in the interest of all parties, civilian and combatant;
Appalled at their abuse, which inherently degrades those mutual restraints and makes the conclusion or relief of a conflict a distant goal;
Certain that the few, necessary restrictions on warfare that this august Assembly has sought to emplace to be a fair balance between strategic interests and civilian protection, and;
Endeavoring to prevent those abuses that do equal harm to innocent bystanders and civilians and the brave soldiers proudly serving their nations highest call to duty;
The General Assembly enacts the following measures:
1. During a time of armed conflict, member states combatants shall not falsely utilize the protected status accompanying the symbols or uniforms unique to humanitarian relief workers or organizations, or unarmed medical personnel.
2. During a time of armed conflict, member states combatants shall not falsely utilize the protected status accompanying the symbols or uniforms of neutral or uninvolved parties with the intention of engaging the enemy, shielding themselves from enemy action, otherwise disguising forces to execute a military objective, or for the general purpose of upsetting the neutrality of any party.
3. During a time of armed conflict, member states combatants shall not utilize the protected status of civilian noncombatants by disguising themselves as such with the intention of engaging the enemy, shielding themselves from enemy action, or to otherwise execute a military objective, with the singular exception of those individuals escaping Prisoner of War status as defined by WA law. Member states combatants are not restricted from utilizing civilian equipment or clothing, provided they alter or mark them in a clear and obviously recognizable way so as to prevent being mistaken for civilians, or otherwise remain immediately recognizable as combatants.
4. During a time of armed conflict, member states combatants shall not falsely utilize the protected status guaranteed to any other particular category or group of individuals and their associated symbols, subject to the immunities and exceptions granted by General Assembly law.
5. Member states shall consider actions contrary to the provisions of this law to be an abuse of protected status in wartime, and therefore an illegal war crime.
6. Member states shall consider command responsibility in the prosecution of the abuse of protected status in wartime, and shall consider orders to the contrary of these provisions to be manifestly illegal. Member states shall further ensure that subordinates can refuse such orders without fear of penalty.
7. Nothing in this law shall be construed as preventing ruses or deceptions in armed conflict that do not rely upon deception by inviting the confidence of an enemy with regard to protected status under World Assembly law.
General Assembly Resolution # 335
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
The Member Nations of the World Assembly:
Recognizing that animals are sentient beings capable of experiencing stress, fear, and pain;
Convinced that there is no just cause for intentionally abusing an animal, and that animals should be cared for in ways that support a healthy life free from suffering;
Resolved that animal abuse is utterly unjustifiable and should be universally condemned and prohibited;
Now, therefore, the General Assembly hereby enacts the following provisions, subject to the rules and laws set by earlier WA resolutions that are still in force:
1. Defines an "animal" for the purposes of this resolution as any non-person species of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, or fish.
2. Prohibits the intentional abuse of animals, including:
causing an animal serious and debilitating bodily disfigurement;
inflicting physical trauma or intense pain on an animal;
recklessly abandoning an animal or otherwise placing the animal at grave risk of death, injury, disfigurement or disease;
torturing an animal;
sexually assaulting an animal; and
maliciously or cruelly killing an animal;
3. Clarifies that the following acts do not constitute abuse and are not prohibited by this resolution:
acts of veterinary medicine - including the acts of a licensed veterinarian taken in the course of caring for an animal, emergency aid provided to an animal in distress, and any other acts based on sound veterinary science;
animal research that is conducted for a legitimate scientific purpose and does not needlessly inflict pain or suffering;
butchering, slaughtering, or killing an animal for food or other consumption, so long as the methods used are not cruel and the animal is killed as swiftly and painlessly as possible;
acts of pest control, including any reasonable method of dealing with pests that is not unnecessarily cruel,
the employment of properly trained animals in potentially dangerous situations or occupations - such as law enforcement animals, guard dogs, war horses, and other service animals - so long as the animal is adequately handled for use in such situations and the intent is to avoid harm to the animal,
acts based on the science of animal breeding and appropriate care;
4. Outlaws the use of animals in fighting sports, or any other exhibition where the purpose, theme, or substance of the exhibition endangers the long term health and safety of the animal;
5. Requires that any person who keeps an animal - whether commercially, as a pet, or for any other purpose - must provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care, including:
food of appropriate quantity and quality to keep the animal healthy,
access to a sufficient quantity of clean water to satisfy the animal's needs,
sufficient space for exercise as necessary for the health of the animal,
regular maintenance of the animal's space to keep it reasonably free of debris, waste, and disease, if the animal is kept in an enclosure,
shelter, refuge, or other appropriate protective barriers that supply reasonable protection from weather and injury, and
adequate personal attention and care necessary to keep the animal free from distress, injury, neglect and disease;
6. Further requires that any person who keeps an animal must, to the best of their means and ability, provide the animal with access to professional veterinary care deemed necessary to relieve the animal from distress, injury, neglect or disease.
General Assembly Resolution # 336
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Bitely
NOTING the interest that humanity has of exploring the cosmos.
RECOGNIZING the need for cooperation between member states to explore the universe.
REALIZING the need for further research and development of equipment for efficient cosmic travel.
FURTHER realizing the safety risks cosmic space travel creates.
DEMANDING member states to enact safety regulations for space travel within their governed territory.
FURTHER demanding no member state shall knowingly allow a spacecraft to operate if it has fallen into disrepair.
THE World Assembly hereby Establishes the "World Space Administration" herein referred to as "W.S.A."
COMMISSIONING the W.S.A. to:
i. preform cosmos research and development.
ii. build cosmic spacecraft(s).
iii. Train cosmonauts to explore and promote WA ideals through the cosmos.
iv. Preform missions of exploration through the cosmos.
v. Create cosmos travel bylaws and policies.
vi. Regulate all WA member states cosmos travel.
FORBIDDING the W.S.A. to:
i. create, maintain or assemble a military.
ii. form and maintain a cosmic police force.
FUNDING for the W.S.A. will come from the WA fund and VOLUNTARY contributions from member states.
General Assembly Resolution # 337
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #335 “Prohibiting Animal Abuse” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Applauding the World Assemblys stance on the paternal and protectively patronising treatment of animals,
Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of large overreaching legislation, not matter the author, and,
Believing that the provisions set forth in this resolution are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights,
This most august and renowned World Assembly,
Objects to the current state of affairs, where sapient beings are not given the same overarching protections as non-sapient animals;
Protests against the whiff of moral supremacy in the resolution, deciding the morals and requirements of all nations based on the morality of a subset of World Assembly members, thereby committing a crime against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their religious and societal traditions;
Considers that the resolution's prohibition of self-defence against animals as harmful to sentient populations, since:
the killing of an animal which is attacking a person would clearly be an intentional actions which inflicts physical trauma or intense pain on an animal,
this is not itself not excepted in clause (3), the clause which contains exceptions placed there to appease certain outspoken members of the World Assembly,
and thus, prohibits the killing of an animal in the case of an attack;
Chuckles at the imprecision of the definition of animal in this resolution, as jellyfish, a collection of microscopic species of non-person animal, are given the protections of this resolution, even when they lack a nervous system capable of feeling pain or many other types of negative stimulus;
Seriously recognises the implications of the above clause, as this would mean that the definition of animal would include all manners of species which are poisonous, invasive, or destructive to ecosystem health and hence grant the same protections to those undesirable types of animal;
Derides the doublethink necessary to state in the same resolution that (i) all abuse of sentient non-person mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or fish should be prohibited in clause 2, (ii) unless the animal is raised for butcher, slaughter, or the killing of persons, in clause (3).b and (3).e and thus, all right;
Observes that in cases where animal reproduction or needs is not entirely understood, putting an animal in a zoological garden is illegal, since this would endanger the 'long term health and safety of the animal' in clause 4;
Hopes that this resolution is to be replaced by a more acceptable alternative without the flaws of this current resolution;
Repeals this unfortunately flawed yet well-intentioned resolution which prohibits animal abuse.
General Assembly Resolution # 338
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Excidium Planetis
The General Assembly,
Applauding the efforts to secure rights for all sapient beings, regardless of race, and the many efforts not to limit such rights to only beings of the homo sapiens species;
Nevertheless Concerned at the many attempts to restrict the rights of sapient beings for purely racial reasons, including but not limited to attempts to restrict the rights of sapient machines and an attempt to make human decisions necessary in the warfare of non-human species;
Reminding the members of the WA that legislation applying only to humans has been passed before, such as the now repealed GA#16 "Sexual Privacy Act";
Believing that to secure once and for all the rights of sapient beings everywhere, a resolution is needed to affirm these rights;
"Sapient Being" as any entity possessing both a) the ability to reason and act with appropriate judgement and b) sentience.
"Sentience" as the ability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.
"Existing international laws" as any passed World Assembly Resolutions which are extant and not void at the time an individual may read this resolution, whether those resolutions have been passed before or after this resolution was passed.
And Hereby Declares that any sapient beings found inside member nations are not to be denied any of the rights guaranteed to humans or sapient beings by existing international laws, and that no member nation may discriminate against sapient beings for reasons of race or species alone.
Clarifies that it is the responsibility of individual member nations to determine whether a given entity is a sapient being, but that such methods of determination must apply equally to humans and any other entities examined.
Further Affirms that sapient beings shall be recognized in the eyes of the World Assembly as living beings, regardless of biological status.