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 # 476
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
The World Assembly,
Believing that the Assembly has a vested interest in protecting the liberty of those individuals who did nothing wrong but fall hopelessly into debt,
Observing that debtors' prisons, debt bondage, and associated punishments are generally punitive against honest but unlucky debtors, serving little more than detaining and punishing the poor,
Seeing that some persons in member nations are incarcerated merely for failing to repay debt obligations undertaken, and believing that this:
both reduces the ability for that person to earn income to repay such obligations and does little to induce repayment,
creates significant disincentives for entrepreneurs to take risks and invest in new business opportunities, and
leads to borrowers moving away from formal borrowing institutions, which can be subject to the protections of the formal legal system, and into the pockets of loansharks to escape the possibility of imprisonment, and
Concerned about policies which disproportionately impact the poor simply because they are poor, hereby, subject to past and future World Assembly resolutions:
Defines 'debt' as a non-contingent private obligation to render a sum or sums of money to another person under contract; defines a person with debt as a 'borrower';
Prohibits member nations from criminalising, or taking into consideration for purposes of sentencing, the state of being a borrower; forbids member nations from imposing any punishment against borrowers or classes of borrowers by enacting legislation or mass judgement via bill of attainder or similar instruments; frees immediately all persons currently incarcerated and expunges the sentences of all persons currently serving punishment for such reason;
Prohibits the holding of any person to labour for the repayment, origination, or discharge of any debt; frees immediately all persons so held; further prohibits member nations from allowing the inheritance of debts incurred after the passage of this resolution, unless (a) those debts are explicitly incurred with such a provision and (b) such a provision is not prohibited under national or international law;
Provides to any person, natural or juridicial, an effective remedy against creditors wherein they can discharge or renegotiate all debts incurred, contingent on the liquidation of their assets or development of a credible and suitable plan of payment to those creditors; requires member nation courts to waive court fees from non-vexatious litigants who would suffer undue hardship from being required to pay them;
Bars member nations from invoking a person's debts, financial obligations arising from previous state of captivity, fines, or fees as reason to deprive that person of the right to vote in any election, referendum, or plebiscite in which they would otherwise be eligible;
Clarifies that this resolution does not prohibit member nation court systems from, with a court order, garnishing wages for repayment of debts or imprisoning persons for contempt of a court order, so long as such judgements are only for coercive and non-punitive purposes; and further clarifies that, for the purposes of this resolution, tax liabilities are not included in any definition of debt or financial obligation.
General Assembly Resolution # 477
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Bioethics
Proposed by: Marxist Germany
The World Assembly,
Concerned by the lack of legislation regarding the treatment of testing animals,
Recognising that animals deserve to be properly treated during and after testing,
Noting that mistreatment of animal test subjects may lead to severe distress for the animal and inaccurate research results, and
Seeking to establish regulations on the treatment of animal test subjects,
Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
A "research facility" as any facility, private or public, which engages in animal testing for any scientific purpose, including consumer safety and weapons testing;
A "test animal" as a sentient but not sapient animal in the custody of any research facility for scientific purposes;
"Ethical testing", and all derived terms, as testing carried out on an animal in a way that is not maliciously intended to cause severe distress or harm to the animal;
Establishes the World Assembly Board of Bioethics (WABB), which will be tasked with the following:
Overseeing scientific experimentation in member states to ensure animal testing is being carried out ethically and in accordance with all relevant WA law;
Reporting instances of noncompliance with the ethical requirements mandated in this resolution to the local authorities for penalisation;
Dictates that member states must reasonably and proportionally penalise research labs upon receiving a report about unethical testing from the WABB;
Mandates that all research facilities in member states that carry out testing on animals:
Report all procedures carried out on animals, and euthanisations in their custody to the WABB;
Carry out solely ethical testing, as defined in section 1c;
Requires that when a research facility is finished using an animal in its experiments:
The animal is returned to the wild if it was captured from the wild, has a good chance of being returned to its natural habitat successfully, and if it poses no risk to the environment it is being released into, such as carrying diseases; or;
The animal is given to a legal entity capable of taking care of it for the rest of its lifespan; if:
it is expected to live for over a year after its adoption,
it is healthy, not sick, and of good disposition, and,
it is unable to survive without help, or is of a species commonly kept as pet or livestock;
If the animal is unable to be adopted or released into the wild then it may be humanely euthanised;
Clarifies that an animal can still be adopted even if it is unable to live for over a year, and;
Prohibits the intentional killing of a test animal in a cruel manner, in addition to forbidding the killing of a former test animal before the viability of its adoption or release into the wild has been examined, and it has been found unsuitable for both.
Co-authored by United States of Americanas
General Assembly Resolution # 478
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Transportation
Proposed by: Terttia
The World Assembly,
Realizing the dangers of sea travel in the absence of proper navigational tools and techniques,
Hoping to improve international safety standards on sea travel,
"nautical routes" as routes allocated for commercial vessels to travel through a given area of sea,
"nautical charts" as maps that show the shape of the shoreline, the underwater topography, tidal changes in water depth, nautical routes, major currents and specific localized dangers to sea travel,
"nautical instrumentation" on a commercial vessel to include
some way to determine one's coordinates and direction of travel,
some way to determine the local status of tide, and
some way to communicate with other vessels and nearest authorities
commercial vessels as non-military vessels that transport cargo and/or passengers for hire;
2. Mandates that member states
create and frequently update nautical charts of their territorial waters and exclusive economic zone,
share their nautical charts with commercial vessels that have the right to enter these areas;
3. Requires that all commercial vessels registered in a member nation carry and utilize up-to-date nautical charts and nautical instrumentation;
4. Mandates that all crews of commercial vessels registered in a member nation
acquire the necessary nautical charts before leaving port,
have their planned route pre-approved by the member states whose waters they will be traversing,
when feasible, stay on nautical routes,
obey the local authorities when it comes to additional temporary regulations applied to all commercial vessels in that area,
communicate with the nearest authorities and other vessels, if they must for one reason or another depart from their pre-approved traveling plans, and
carry nautical charts for the areas they intend to pass through.
Co-authored by Araraukar
General Assembly Resolution # 479
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #477 “Convention on Animal Testing” (Category: Health; Area of Effect: Bioethics) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
This august World Assembly,
Believing that GAR #477, Convention on Animal Testing, is well-meaning in its attempt to place ethical restrictions on the use of animal test subjects,
Noting, however, that the definition of ethical testing in Clause 1, Section C, limits the scope of the resolution to preventing testing that is maliciously intended to cause harm or distress to animals,
Realizing that it is difficult and laborious to prove whether an individual intended to maliciously harm a test animal or if the harm was caused by negligence or carelessness,
Further realizing that an administrator of a facility could order an employee to carry out a procedure that causes more harm to the animal than necessary, leading to the employee causing harm while not maliciously intending to, making conviction impossible because the administrator has the malicious intent while the employee actual carries out the procedure,
Convinced that the World Assembly Board of Bioethics is almost useless, as its main purpose is to report instances of noncompliance by member nations through the resolutions definition of ethical testing, which member nations can easily dodge by taking advantage of the resolution's narrow scope,
Further convinced that the definition of ethical testing allows for animals to experience significant distress and harm as long as tests are not done in a malicious manner or that the harm and distress during the tests is moderate,
Noting that the division between severe distress or harm and moderate distress or harm is not made objectively measurable in any way at all in the target resolution, allowing member nations to set an arbitrary and undesirably high threshold for severity,
Believing that Clause 3 is rendered null, as, given the resolutions definition of ethical testing, the WABB is unable to create reports of unethical testing; it is impossible to prove a researchers or facilitys intent,
Horrified that Clause 4 Section As ambiguity in using the term procedures allows for testing facilities to adopt the definition of said term that is most favourable to them and thus avoid reporting crucial matters, including instances of abuse of test animals,
Worried that Clause 5 does not provide a time frame for when a research facility is finished with a test animal, allowing nations to keep abusing animals by claiming their negligence through the vagueness of ethical testing,
Further worried that Clause 7 is rendered almost useless, as test animals can be killed in a non-cruel manner before reaching former test animal status, as killing test animals is only prohibited after experiments on them are concluded,
Anxious that, in addition to this, Clause 7 even gives research facilities the incentive to find a way to kill no longer needed test animals within the course of animal testing, so as to avoid having to support them and attempt to adopt them out,
Concluding that the clear potential for evading the requirements apparently imposed by the target resolution render it ineffective,
Hoping that the repeal of GAR #477 will lead to an effective replacement being passed in its place,
Hereby repeals GAR #477 Convention On Animal Testing.
Co-authored by Maowi.
General Assembly Resolution # 480
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Maowi
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging previously passed basic protections for medical facilities inside areas of conflict;
Believing that these protections are not sufficiently comprehensive;
Appalled by the thought of attacking people in need of or providing medical care;
Seeking to ensure that such people are safeguarded against unnecessary violence even during a war;
Approving of similar measures already protecting civilians stipulated in GAR #317;
1. Defines, for the purposes of this resolution,
a non-civilian as someone in the employment of a nation's military forces,
a patient as a non-civilian suffering from a medical ailment requiring the attention of medical professionals,
medical personnel as those who provide medical treatment or triage, who are either unarmed or bear light arms exclusively for protection of themselves and patients currently under their care, and
a medical facility as a site used for medical treatment or triage, and the associated infrastructure, which bears clearly visible markings indicating its status as such;
2. Makes it a war crime to attack a medical facility, while knowing of its existence, in a manner that is damaging and has the potential to cause fatalities, except where the medical facility is also used for military acts of war;
3. Forbids member nations' military forces from:
using violence against non-civilian medical personnel providing medical treatment or triage in a medical facility, or against patients being provided with medical treatment or triage in a medical facility, or
preventing a patient from accessing a medical facility,
removing a patient from a medical facility, or
preventing medical personnel from treating a patient in a medical facility,
where inability to receive medical treatment or triage would endanger the patient's life, unless doing so is necessary for preservation of the patient's long-term health; and
4. Forbids the calculated use of medical personnel or patients as living shields to protect a strategic military target.
Co-authored by Araraukar.