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 # 371
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Kaboomlandia
The World Assembly,
Realizing that toxic heavy metals are an international concern due to their toxicity and potential for bioaccumulation, thus negatively affecting personal health and natural ecosystems;
Acknowledging that toxic heavy metals and their compounds steadily build up through food chains, poisoning organisms and affecting sapient beings that make their livelihood off the land and sea;
Seeking to create sensible legislation that steadily replaces them with safer alternative materials at a pace appropriate to each member state;
The General Assembly hereby,
Defines "toxic heavy metals" as any relatively dense metal or metalloid, or any compound thereof, that is noted for its potential toxicity by the World Assembly Scientific Programme;
Requires member states to research alternatives to reduce the use of, and where technologically and economically feasible, phase out the use of toxic heavy metals and their compounds;
Encourages member states to cooperate in such research where possible, to save time, costs, and prevent overlapping research;
Further requires member states to educate citizens about the dangers of toxic heavy metals, as well as make a reasonable effort to safely dispose of such chemicals;
Prohibits the intentional discharge of toxic heavy metals into the natural environment, including bodies of water;
Bans the disposal of toxic heavy metals where there is a high probability of environmental contamination;
Mandates that landfills used to hold toxic heavy metals be properly lined to prevent against leaching;
Further mandates that employees of workplaces in member states utilizing such toxic heavy metals follow extant World Assembly law on hazardous material safety, including but not limited to proper labelling and personal protective equipment;
Exempts the use of toxic heavy metals in military applications, so long as due care is taken to ensure safe disposal of said toxic heavy metals and/or their compounds, as covered by existing international law.
Co-authored by Wrapper.
General Assembly Resolution # 372
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Losthaven
The Member Nations of the World Assembly:
Recognizing that animals are non-sapient, 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;
Saddened that some individuals continue to permit or perpetrate acts of animal abuse out of antipathy, intransigence, and even malicious character;
Resolved that putting an end to unjustifiable cruelty is part of what it means to make the world a better place, one resolution at a time;
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. Declares that cruelly or maliciously causing physical injury to an animal, cruelly killing an animal, and torturing an animal are outlawed and prohibited within World Assembly member nations;
2. Further declares that individuals have an absolute right to defend themselves and others against a hostile animal, and nothing in this law shall be read to prevent or prohibit reasonable acts of self-defense, even if they cause injury to the animal;
3. Outlaws the use of animals in fighting sports and any other non-military and non-law enforcement exhibition where the animal is intentionally and purposefully exposed to physical injury;
4. Requires that any person who keeps an animal to provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care necessary to promote the health of the animal and avoid suffering and disease;
5. Recommends 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.
General Assembly Resolution # 373
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #112 “Convention on Execution” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that Resolution 112, Convention on Execution, "[g]rants the right of member nations to allow the use of execution,"
Further recognizing that Resolution 112 "[e]ncourages any nation that has legalized execution to restrict its use to the most extreme cases,"
Believing that international encouragement (instead of an international mandate) is insufficient to prevent less civilized governments from using their "right to execute" in cases where a death sentence is too harsh, such as illegal drug possession or sexual impropriety,
Convinced that this august body should take back the legal authority to limit the crimes to which member states may apply capital punishment,
Repeals Resolution 112, Convention on Execution.
General Assembly Resolution # 374
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Sciongrad
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its commitment to fair and equitable treatment of all individuals,
Believing that no institution, including the governments of member nations, should be permitted to act in contravention of its own established laws, and that such institutions, including the governments of member nations, should be expected to behave in a manner both transparent and unprejudiced,
Asserting, with the aforementioned in consideration, that the "rule of law" is a fundamental component of fair and just governance, and a necessary element in preventing arbitrary or discriminatory punishment,
1. Mandates that all persons, entities, both public and private, and institutions, including the state, political subdivisions thereof, and its officials, shall be held accountable under the established statutory laws, judicial precedents, or any other principles or guidelines with the equivalent force of law of a relevant member nation;
2. Declares that reasonable, good faith exceptions may be made in instances where:
some form of immunity is necessary to ensure that government employees or institutions may carry out essential functions that would not otherwise be possible without the guarantee of immunity or
relevant officials or institutions extend pardons, amnesty, commutations, or other forms of clemency, provided such actions are in accordance with the spirit of this resolution and extant General Assembly legislation.
General Assembly Resolution # 375
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
The World Assembly,
Reasserting its authority to protect basic civil rights, including the rights of the accused and condemned for even the most heinous and monstrous of crimes,
Acknowledging the great division among member states as to the morality of capital punishment,
Respecting the rights of nations who view capital punishment as a violation of their deepest held beliefs, and seeking to preserve the rights of said nations to shield their accused from immoral punishments,
Contending that minimal restrictions should be imposed upon member states to ensure that punishments for serious crimes are carried out humanely,
Defining for purposes of this resolution, "execution," "capital punishment," and "death sentence (or penalty)" as the forfeiture of a person's life, as carried out by a state or an agent of the state, as a formal punishment for a crime, and
Specifying for purposes of this resolution, that "nonviolent crime" does not include any offense related to treason, espionage, mutiny, or criminal negligence causing physical death or injury;
1. Declares that member nations may employ capital punishment as a sentence for the gravest and most serious of offenses, provided that such sentences do not violate any relevant point of international law within this or any previous General Assembly resolution still in effect;
2. Forbids member nations from issuing criminal sentences disproportionate to the crime committed;
3. Forbids member nations from sentencing convicted persons to any sort of cruel or barbaric punishment, including any form of torture, or the infliction of intense psychological harm or physical pain or suffering short of death;
4. Forbids member nations from executing any person for misdemeanors or nonviolent crimes;
5. Forbids member nations from executing children, pregnant persons, or persons of limited mental capacity;
6. Forbids member nations from sentencing any individual to death without due process;
7. Forbids member nations from carrying out summary executions;
8. Requires member nations to ban any form of execution that involves any physical pain or suffering that would be unnecessary to achieve a quick and relatively painless death;
9. Requires member nations to take every possible measure to ensure that innocent people are never executed, and further requires members to conduct regular studies of death-penalty cases to verify that proper legal procedures are followed before convicted persons are put to death;
10. Requires member nations to delay any execution wherein the accused may have been denied essential legal protections during their trial or appeal process, and not to carry out any death sentence until it can be verified that the convicted person was not unfairly or unlawfully condemned;
11. Requires member nations to treat the bodies of executed persons with respect, and to prevent the improper handling or desecration of their remains;
12. Forbids member nations from extraditing criminals to other jurisdictions not affected by this mandate, for purposes of avoiding their obligations under international law.