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 # 445
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ransium
The World Assembly,
Convinced that the preponderance of scientific evidence shows that some 'greenhouse gases', such as carbon dioxide and methane, allow energy through a planet's atmosphere at the visible and shortwave infrared wavelengths primarily generated by stars, while reflecting energy at longwave thermal wavelengths radiated by a planet, thus creating a net warming effect for that planet's atmosphere,
Acknowledging that within some member nations, the concept of global warming due to non-natural greenhouse gas emissions remains controversial,
Concerned over the many adverse impacts scientific consensus has found sudden and excess warming due to emissions of greenhouse gasses to have directly or indirectly on ecosystems and populations, including disruption and temporal shifting of seasonal cycles at a rate faster than many organisms can adapt, more extreme natural disasters, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failures, and desertification,
Aware that many nations' economies are built around fossil fuels and desiring to seek a solution that is minimally disruptive while addressing this pressing problem,
Concluding that the most efficient and cheapest regulatory framework to abate greenhouse gasses is one that caps the total amount of emissions, and divides up credits for the permissible emissions among nations, while allowing the voluntary trading of emissions credits between nations,
Hereby, subject to any limits set by earlier resolutions that are still in force:
Charges World Assembly Scientific Programme's (WASP) Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (ACE) to regulate emissions of greenhouse gasses in the following manner:
Set a total global annual target for the non-natural release of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, based on current global emissions, scientific climate models for the impact of the gasses, decay rate of the gasses, and the global economic impact of the cap;
Distribute allowable emissions credits for each regulated greenhouse gas among member nations proportional to their total populations and present economic output, the global population, and the global cap;
Establish preferred emissions levels for non-World Assembly nations also proportional to factors listed in b;
Establish (i) punitive fees for emissions beyond the cap for member nations, and (ii) tariffs that all member nations shall enforce on the trade goods produced by non-member nations whose emissions exceed their preferred levels; the proceeds of both the fees and tariffs will first go to ACE's monitoring and enforcement efforts and any remaining monies will go towards grants to fund the research, development, and implementation of green energy;
Establish an exchange for the voluntary trade of emissions credits open to all member nations, such that some nations may exceed their initially allotted emissions without punitive action via buying credits;
Create an annual schedule of diminishing total global caps for various gasses until levels scientifically modeled to be globally sustainable are met;
Monitor the net emissions of individual nations, taking into account both greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration, via voluntary disclosures and other non-invasive methods, such as remote sensing that is sensitive to the narrowband absorption features of targeted greenhouse gases;
Further mandates that ambassadors representing non-compliant member nations be forced to wear itchy wool sweaters during the summer, unless doing so would be a threat to their health or conflict with religious or moral beliefs;
Notes that individual nations will determine how to best meet their preferred target internally; and
Clarifies that greenhouse gas emissions through natural sources, such as volcanoes, will not be considered by ACE for the purposes of this resolution.
Co-authored by Imperium Anglorum
General Assembly Resolution # 446
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #444 “Convention on International Oil Spills” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Mining) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Applauding the resolution at hand for its work at improving the environment,
But Concerned that clause 3 of the resolutions micro-manages member nations to a degree that may be harmful to the resolution's mission by:
Mandating technologies that may be or are obsolete in some member nations,
Using vague language regarding maintenance and inspections such as "every couple of years" and "regularly,"
Saddened that clause 4 also lists a number of technologies that may become or already are obsolete in member nations,
Believing that the micromanagement and excruciating specificity inherent in this resolution:
Will leave nations unable to adapt to better technologies,
Potentially wastes resources following mandates that aren't necessary in all nations,
Includes strong suggestions that overstep reasonable bounds of the WA with instructions for spill clean-up that are better left to individual nations to determine properly,
Incensed at the needless re-treading of ground already covered in part by Responsible Offshore Drilling and Reducing Spills and Leaks and yet leaving regulation of reduction and clean-up of wildlife impact uselessly vague,
Bemoaning the listed flaws and occasional poor grammar usage,
Repeals GA 444 "Convention on International Oil Spills."
General Assembly Resolution # 447
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Noting an ominous silence surrounding the topic of tort law;
Believing that tort law serves as an effective alternative to industry regulation by providing an opportunity for injured individuals to hold liable their institutional tortfeasors;
Holding that expanding the duty of business entities to the actions of their employees protects employees, allows adequate compensation to victims, promotes higher standards for safe conduct, and spreads the cost of risk equitably;
Disdainful of industry practices that allow business to use employees as shields against incentivized or overt negligence; and
Determined to prevent it;
The World Assembly hereby enacts the following:
A plaintiff in a noncriminal case against a single defendant may enjoin and hold liable the defendant's employer where the defendant:
had an employer-employee relationship with the enjoined business;
Was acting in the scope of employment at that time; and
Was the proximate cause of the damage to the plaintiff.
A plaintiff who wins a judgment in such a case may enforce judgment against both the employer and employee, jointly and severally.
An employer may seek indemnity from an employee for costs incurred only when the employees actions were reckless or intentional. In situations where a cross-claim is procedurally inappropriate, member states may not hold such claims precluded until that claim is tried on its merits.
Member states may award non-compensatory damages in such a case only when failing to do so would be a manifest injustice.
General Assembly Resolution # 448
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Nueva Rico
Ashamed that this Assembly does not already guarantee or recognize the right of an individual to defend themselves and family from an imminent threat,
Cognizant that some governments deliberately oppose affording the right of self-protection in order to suppress the freedoms and liberties of the individuals and maintain a controlling presence on the populace,
Acknowledging that government services put in place to protect the lives of public and safety from harm - such as a police force - are not always readily available in a dire situation that may endanger the life of an individual and/or the lives of their family,
1. Defines family as someone related to an individual by blood, in marriage, in law, or of some substantial and tangible relationship,
2. Further defines arms as any weapons, munitions, or equipment designed to inflict bodily harm or physical damage, including, but not limited to, firearms, knives, explosives, etc.
3. Affirms the right to self-defense, of oneself and/or his or her family, and declares that nations are to permit and accept the exercise of this right as an affirmative defense in cases, so long as:
a) The threat poses a clear and immediate danger to the life of the individual or his or her family,
b) The force used in response is not excessive with regards to the threat of the situation presented,
4. Assures member states the right to attest the legality of the claim that a use of force was in self-defense, as according to the conditions established in Clause 3, in the court of law of the respective nation,
5. Clarifies that nothing in this resolution should be read to void, infringe, or adversely impact any other right to or regulation of arms affirmed by this Assembly, but prohibits any extant criminalization of an exercise of defensive force, either with any common object or unarmed, in self-protection,
Co-authored with DiRito-Opolis.
General Assembly Resolution # 449
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #448 “Right to Self-defense” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Observing that the GA 448 "Right to Self-defence" is overly broad,
Believing that persons suspected of breaking the law should not be permitted to employ self-defence measures against law enforcement officers acting within the realm of their duties, and
Concerned with such permission causing a rise in violence and a fall in the ability for law enforcement to apprehend criminals, hereby:
Repeals GA 448.