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 # 496
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Cretox State
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging that disputes between firms and individuals often arise over matters of civil rights, employment, and consumer goods;
Noting that joint, class, and collective lawsuits are a crucial avenue through which individuals and small businesses may settle such disputes with larger firms and seek compensation for incidents of wrongdoing;
Understanding that arbitration, when a voluntary decision by two parties in an equal bargaining position, is a valid and often desirable avenue of settling disputes such as those related to international commerce;
Distraught, however, at the widespread use by firms of forced arbitration agreements and agreements that waive the right to sue, which are often a condition of employment or using a product or service, are often poorly-understood by the individual, and often take place in a private forum controlled by said firm;
Recognizing that protecting the ability of individuals to seek relief for violations of their rights protects the public interest and safeguards commerce;
Seeking to end the unjust use of forced arbitration agreements, which undermine the rights of workers and consumers;
Defines for the purposes of this legislation:
"Arbitration" as the deciding of a legal dispute in a private forum outside of a member-nation's judiciary or international court of law, the decision made by which is legally binding and enforceable;
A "forced arbitration agreement" as a legally binding and enforceable agreement mandating the use of arbitration to resolve a dispute that has not yet arisen at the time of the agreement;
A "legal action waiver" as a legally binding and enforceable agreement, whether or not part of a forced arbitration agreement, which prevents at least one party to the agreement from participating in a joint, class, or collective legal action concerning a dispute that has not yet arisen at the time of the agreement, when they would otherwise be able to do so;
Further defines for the purposes of this legislation:
An "antitrust dispute" as any dispute arising from an alleged violation of national, international, or other legislation regulating the conduct and organization of firms with the purpose of promoting or maintaining market competition;
A "civil rights dispute" as any dispute arising from an alleged violation of national, international, or other legislation protecting an individual against arbitrary or discriminatory treatment, in which at least one party alleging such a violation is one or more individuals or their authorized representative;
A "consumer dispute" as any dispute between one or more individuals who seek or acquire real or personal property, services, investments, money, or credit for personal, family, or household purposes; and the seller or provider of such or a third party involved in the selling or providing of such;
An "employment dispute" as any dispute between an employer and one or more individuals or their authorized representative, concerning or related to the current work relationship or a prospective work relationship between them;
No forced arbitration agreement or legal action waiver shall be valid or enforceable with respect to an antitrust, civil rights, consumer, or employment dispute that arises after this law becomes effective;
No clause of this legislation shall be applicable to any agreement between a firm and a labor organization, or between labor organizations, unless such an agreement has the effect of waiving or unduly interfering with the ability of an individual to seek judicial enforcement of their legally-given rights;
No clause of this legislation shall be applicable to any international commercial agreement between two firms, or similar agreement of an international character between two firms, unless such an agreement has the effect of waiving or unduly interfering with the ability of an individual to seek judicial enforcement of their legally-given rights;
Encourages member-nations to protect the ability of individuals to seek judicial enforcement of their legally-given rights;
Clarifies that the applicability of this legislation to an arbitration agreement and the validity and enforceability of an agreement to which this legislation applies shall not be determined through arbitration, irrespective of whether said agreement purports to handle such determinations through arbitration;
Further clarifies that no part of this legislation shall be construed to prevent individuals and firms from voluntarily seeking arbitration of a dispute after said dispute arises.
General Assembly Resolution # 497
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #490 “Military Identification Tag Act” (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Admiring the goal of GAR#490, Military Identification Tag Act, in trying to reunite lost soldiers with their families and to reduce the number of unknown soldiers,
Noting, however, that information such as that required by the resolution can be detrimental to member nations soldiers if it falls into the hands of an enemy belligerent,
Worried that some member nations which may add potentially compromising information such as religion to military identification tags in an attempt to ensure the proper burial of deceased soldiers when in conflict with good-faith and generally benevolent actors will not have the resources or general competence to redistribute the military identification tags to each soldier, should they come into conflict with more nefarious belligerents who may use this compromising information in order to employ somewhat creative forms of torture - a condition that ultimately detracts from the basic rights that the General Assembly attempts to uphold,
Dismaying that, as a result of section 7, combatants taken as prisoners of war cannot destroy their military identification tags to protect themselves from the creative forms of torture that may arise from these tags without violating international law, hindering the ability for soldiers to take their livelihood under their own discretion,
Considering the fact that section 8 lacks proper protocols for when a military identification tag is considered decommissioned, which, depending on interpretation, may disallow the repurposing of military identification tags by any entity,
Disheartened that section 8 neglects to allow the families or friends of fallen soldiers to repurpose former tags to whatever they see fit for closure - neglecting the impact that the loss of a loved one to war and the need to lessen that impact through a variety of channels, and
Believing that these issues only go to show that no one-size-fits-all legislation can cover the issue of military identification tags for all nations adequately, hereby
Repeals GAR#490, "Military Identification Tag Act."
General Assembly Resolution # 498
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Honeydewistania
The World Assembly,
Acknowledging that sports such as bullfighting, cockfighting and dogfighting are popular amongst member nations;
Horrified that participants are often forced to compete in these sports, usually resulting in their death or serious injury;
Believing that, for the safety and protection of all sentient beings, legislation in the form of a General Assembly resolution is needed to prevent such cruel and barbaric practices;
1. Defines the following for the purpose of this resolution:
"blood sport" as an activity involving the maiming or killing of at least one of the participants for the entertainment of sapient individuals, excluding hunting or religious sacrifice,
"animal" as a non-sapient being with a nervous system or equivalent system by which it is naturally able to experience pain;
2. Prohibits all forms of blood sports involving sapients in which one or more of the participants do not provide consent;
3. Prohibits all forms of blood sports involving animals in which there is a significant possibility of serious injury or death;
4. Requires that formerly captive blood sport participants be treated in a humane and fair manner, according to the following rules:
if an animal blood sport participant does not have a significant risk of harming itself of others, it must be given its freedom,
if an animal blood sport participant poses a significant risk of harm to itself or others when released, the participant must be relocated to its natural habitat, unless said relocation poses a significant danger to the participant, any animals, or sapients in that habitat as a result of abnormal behaviour in comparison to that participants wild counterparts,
if an animal blood sport participant cannot be relocated to its natural habitat due to the above, the former participant must either be euthanised humanely, or contained in a secure and safe rehabilitative environment until that participant can be safely released or relocated in accordance with clause 4(b), at which point it must be released or relocated in accordance with said clause, and
all non-animal blood sport participants must be given their freedom, excepting lawful incarceration as a penalty for criminal conduct.
General Assembly Resolution # 499
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Whereas some rabidly anti-choice nations lack medical professionals willing to perform abortions, meaning the ability to access them is non-existent without funds needed for foreign travel, denying constructively abortion rights because of income and birth location:
And whereas discrimination in state policy or administration of tax on abortion recipients and providers is unfair and grossly unjust:
And whereas people have natural rights to property in their own person:
Be it enacted by this august World Assembly as follows:
Definitions. In this resolution,
abortion means a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy deliberately,
discrimination in tax, in relation to medical procedures, includes placing a burden in excess of that placed on other procedures of similar risk,
IAO means Independent Adjudicative Office,
recipient bona fide means a natural person demonstrating a bona fide desire for a commodity or service,
resolution means General Assembly resolution,
member means member nation, and
tax includes solidarity contributions and other compulsory payments made to the state.
Funding. Members must pay for or provide directly abortions, abortifacients, and contraceptives to any recipient bona fide within their jurisdiction upon request. Members must also provide a means to access such services and commodities speedily and free at the point of service or provision.
Non-discrimination. No members may:
conduct discrimination in tax against a recipient or provider of abortion services or contraceptives in tax collection, assessment, or administration,
discriminate against abortion clinics workers on account of occupation or place of employment,
prosecute any person for receiving or providing section 7 compliant abortions, contraceptives, truthful medical advice, or education thereon,
prohibit or levy discriminatory tariffs or tax against section 7 compliant contraceptives or abortifacients,
fail to provide equal protection before the law to recipients or providers of abortion services, or
implement policies intended to restrict access to section 7 regulated goods or services.
Clinics. WA Choice Plus is established and may construct, per section 5, clinics with funds assessed by the General Accounting Office from members in which there does not exist, in the view of the WACC, adequate access to abortion. Such clinics shall offer free and safe abortions to any recipient bona fide. All members must, however, contribute separately to WA Choice Plus in proportion to expenses incurred within their jurisdiction at such clinics for their upkeep and maintenance.
Members must arrange fully subsidised travel for any recipient bona fide, and one person of their choice, to receive care offered by such a clinic if abortion services are not speedily accessible. No limitation, except to prohibit travel to nations in which there is an on-going armed conflict, may be enforced by a member on a person's ability to exit a member for purposes of travelling to a clinic unless permitted by resolution.
Clinics shall provide free healthcare and counselling for expectant parents as well as free contraceptives and abortifacients to any address serviceable by post within a member.
Clinic lease terms. Any member may request the construction of section 4 clinics if they can show to the WACC that construction would expand access to abortion in an area where it is inadequate. The clinics will be built on land donated by members where the member doing so grants to the clinic a ten-year renewable lease in which no (a) direct tax or (b) indirect tax in excess of one per cent may be collected, along with the condition, reinforced by private contract, that upon disestablishment of the clinic, the assignee or seizer must remit to WA Choice Plus the fair market value of the improvements to that land.
Exceptions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this resolution and unless otherwise indicated by previous resolution, a member may restrict access to or section 2 funding for an abortion if that member can show that a sex-selective basis clearly impels its request.
Health and safety. The World Health Authority (WHA) must issue regulations to ensure abortions, abortifacients, and contraceptives available to the general public are safe and effective for end-users and those with which they may be in close contact. Such regulations overrule those made by members unless it can be shown to the IAO that those WHA regulations are insufficient in fulfilling the mandates of this section.
Interpretation. Members shall ascribe personhood to begin at birth. In this resolution, older resolutions overrule conflicting provisions of this resolution, singular words include the plural unless otherwise indicated, and section and list headings have no effect.
General Assembly Resolution # 500
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Tinfect
The World Assembly,
Annoyed by the insistence regarding passing yet another pointless non-compromise that will merely facilitate legal abuses,
Acknowledging prior attempts to ensure that the criminal justice systems of Member-States operate in a just and ethical manner,
Dismayed by their failure to adequately provide protections from legal abuse and to provide closure and restitution to victims,
Seeking to immediately prevent any further abuses of criminal justice systems,
Protective confinement as the severe isolation of prisoners from contact with other inmates due to clear and present dangers to their life in the general prison population, or risks posed by the prisoner to other inmates in the general prison population,
Punitive confinement as the complete or severe isolation of prisoners from contact with other inmates and prison staff for any reason other than those established under protective confinement,
Inhumane conditions as: the refusal or withholding of necessary and healthy sustenance or of medically or mentally necessary healthcare; the maintenance of severely confined or crowded conditions, or conditions inferior to those mandated for prisoners of war,
The holding of any prisoner in inhumane conditions,
The holding of any prisoner in punitive confinement,
The holding of any prisoner in protective confinement without the informed consent of the prisoner, barring circumstances that render the prisoner legally unable to make such a decision, or circumstances in which the prisoner would present risks to individuals in the general prison population if not held in protective confinement,
The use of capital punishment for any crime that did not result in unlawful death, exceptionally cruel treatment such as torture or rape, or an exceptional betrayal of national security,
The sentencing of any individual under the age of majority, or any individual deemed legally incompetent, to capital punishment,
The practice of summary or otherwise extrajudicial executions,
The practice of forced prisoner labor,
That Member-States provide to prisoners accessible legal recourse for the investigation of any undue violence or abuse by prison staff,
That Member-States provide to prisoners sentenced to capital punishment accessible legal counsel and support, including access to appeals and stays of execution,
The use of the highest reasonable standards of evidence when considering the use of capital punishment,
That all executions be held at a reasonable date past sentencing, following any processing time for applicable legal requests, inquiries, and appeals,
That, in the case of a pregnant individual being sentenced to capital punishment, that execution be stayed until such time as the prisoner is no longer pregnant,
That protective confinement be be utilized only when there exists a clear and present danger to holding the prisoner within the general prison area,
That prisoners subject to protective confinement be allowed regular contact with psychiatric staff, and access to standard visitation,
That, once a prisoner has been subjected to protective confinement, all practical measures must be taken to allow their safe return to general prison populations as soon as possible,
Reserves to Member-States the right to determine the legality of capital punishment within their jurisdiction,
Clarifies that prisoners legally incapable of consent may be held in protective confinement as a strictly temporary measure until a legal guardian can be contacted.