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 # 511
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Honeydewistania
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging the large volume of waste produced in member nations partly as a result of rapid economic growth;
Recognising that large amounts of this non-compostable waste could cause serious damage to the health of animals and ecosystems;
Convinced that promoting and mandating recycling could reduce waste and prevent it from contaminating ecosystems;
Believing it is the duty of the World Assembly to promote such practices in order to protect the health of all beings and the ecosystems they inhabit; Hereby:
1. Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:
"recyclable waste" as waste that can be safely reprocessed into a material or product that can be reused for a practical purpose such as in manufacturing,
"recycled materials" as recyclable waste that has undergone the recycling process and has become a reusable material;
2. Compels member nations to ensure the availability of easily accessible, safe, and usable recycling systems for use by their businesses and inhabitants;
3. Mandates that member nations regularly upgrade and update any structures or buildings involved in the recycling process, pre-existing or otherwise, with the best possible improvements given the finances that might reasonably be allocated;
4. Authorises the use of the World Assembly General Fund, by member states, in order to ensure effective and reasonably-affordable compliance with clauses 2 and 3, for those that states that are reasonably unable to achieve these mandates otherwise;
5. Requires member nations to create initiatives, through penalisation or incentives, to:
raise awareness of recycling as a method to reuse waste;
encourage inhabitants and businesses to use recycling centres to recycle recyclable waste;
promote the usage or purchase of items made from recycled materials;
6. Mandates that member nations implement these initiatives to practical benefit;
7. Obligates member nations to create further accessible collection systems for recyclable waste, such as door side recycling or properly marked recycling bins;
8. Permits member states to incinerate or create and use landfills for certain types of waste when the technology or infrastructure does not exist, in that nation, to process the waste efficiently in a more environmentally-friendly way;
9. Mandates that member nations employ recycled materials wherever reasonably feasible;
10. Recommends member states to collate and conduct research to create or delegate the creation of more efficient or safer waste reduction or recycling methods, and to share this knowledge between each other;
11. Despite the above, requires member nations to pursue the least environmentally damaging viable alternative regarding waste reduction and recycling in cases where following any of the above mandates would result in a worse net outcome for the environment than not following them.
Co-authored by Kenmoria.
General Assembly Resolution # 512
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: Cretox State
The World Assembly,
Realizing that the member nations of this Assembly are significantly outnumbered by their external counterparts,
Believing it the responsibility of this august body to further the prosperity of the nations under its aegis and confer substantial benefits upon its membership,
Recognizing the importance of strengthening international commerce in achieving the above,
Highlighting the effectiveness of alternate dispute resolution, particularly through arbitration, in furthering international commerce by ensuring that any disputes arising from international commercial agreements can be efficiently resolved in in a forum that confers neutrality, finality of judgement, confidentiality, and procedural flexibility, all of which hinge upon the enforceability of resultant judgments, and
Wishing to provide a framework for the international recognition and enforcement of judgement arising from arbitration of international commercial disputes, thereby promoting free trade and commerce, hereby:
"arbitration" as the deciding of a legal dispute in a forum outside of a member nation's judiciary or international court of law;
an "arbitral award" as a judgement on the merits of an arbitration by an arbitration tribunal, including judgments made by arbitrators appointed for a particular case as well as judgments made by a permanent arbitral body; and
an "arbitration agreement" as any agreement providing for arbitration of a dispute;
all member nations must recognize arbitration agreements within their legal jurisdiction; and
all member nations must recognize arbitral awards as binding, and enforce them to the extent required by the arbitral award;
Clarifies that member nations may not impose unnecessarily onerous conditions on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards within their legal jurisdiction;
Further clarifies that member nations may refuse to recognize or enforce an arbitral award if any of the following conditions are met:
the arbitral award or the arbitration agreement preceding it are invalid under said award or agreement's governing law;
the party against whom the award is invoked was given insufficient notice of the arbitration proceedings, or was otherwise unable to present its case;
the arbitral award concerns matters beyond the scope of the arbitration agreement;
the procedure of the arbitration was not in accordance with the arbitration agreement or its governing law;
the arbitral award has not yet become binding on the involved parties; or
the subject matter of the arbitral award cannot be resolved through arbitration;
Asserts that nothing in this resolution shall be construed to limit the ability of individuals, nations, and organizations to enter into an arbitration agreement;
Clarifies that this resolution shall only apply to arbitration agreements, arbitration, and arbitral awards arising from international commercial agreements between two firms, a firm and a government, or two governments, or similar agreements of an international character between two firms, a firm and a government, or two governments; and
Further clarifies that nothing in this resolution applies to arbitration, arbitration agreements, or arbitral awards issued by or under the jurisdiction of a non-member nation.
General Assembly Resolution # 513
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Pope Saint Peter the Apostle
Whereas it is destabilising to the international system to permit suits against a member nation in the courts of another member nation, as this would
allow for member nations to engage in abusive suits against other and
imply that one nation is in a position of supremacy to the nation being sued:
And whereas sovereigns have incentives to avoid being held to justice in the status quo:
And whereas GAR 466 World Assembly Justice Accord creates a cohesive and robust means to try cases submitted to it and provides clear and effective measures to review decisions made therein:
Be it enacted by this august World Assembly as follows:
In this resolution,
use of the singular includes the plural and vice versa,
legal persons means legal persons under the jurisdiction of the World Assembly and/or its members,
WAJC refers to the World Assembly Judiciary Committee,
member means member nation,
resolution means General Assembly resolution,
IAO refers to the Independent Adjudicative Office, and
WAJC courts refers to the courts established by the WAJC under section 2 of this resolution.
WAJC shall appoint judges to trial and appellate courts, which will hear cases in panels of one and three judges respectively.
No foreign affected legal person may initiate civil judicial proceedings against a member or its subdivisions, without the consent of that member or subdivision, except in WAJCs trial courts and under procedures that may be established by resolution.
WAJC courts shall apply WA law and all other laws applicable within the relevant jurisdiction(s). Members must provide the WAJC with official translations of their laws in the WAJCs working language.
WAJC must make regulations to govern the processes by which people can initiate judicial proceedings in a way that ensures that grievances can be processed and adjudicated fairly for all parties with respect to civil and criminal actions.
If it can be shown to the IAO that those regulations are insufficient in fulfilling the mandates of this section, the IAO may alter or abolish them.
Parties in cases before WAJC courts may retain counsel for their own representation.
Affected legal persons-
may appeal against judgements of WAJCs trial courts to its appellate courts and
must cooperate fully with any orders and judgements issued by WAJCs courts within a reasonable time frame, as set by the courts.
WAJCs courts may require a member to pay compensatory and non-compensatory damages as part of a judgement against that nation.
No judge serving in a WAJC court may hear cases involving a member that they are or have been a citizen of, or where they have or have had permanent residence. WAJC may, upon acceptance of a case, dispatch court officials to a locale more convenient for proceedings. Members must permit the entrance and exit of such court officials.
All members must submit evidence requested by a WAJC court which it believes is sufficiently important. The courts of WAJC should, in deciding whether to request evidence from a member, weigh the interests of the member against the necessity of requesting the evidence.
Members are to be permitted to file emergency motions against the production of classified documents with an appellate court of WAJC, who will have final judgement on the matter. The appellate courts may dismiss any motions that are prima facie frivolous or meant to disrupt proceedings.
If a member is required to produce classified documents, WAJCs courts will take appropriate measures to prevent the disclosure of said documents to the general public.
Co-authored by Imperium Anglorum.
General Assembly Resolution # 514
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
Whereas the exclusion of minority students from education with the majority population in separate educational facilities creates an inherently unequal quality of education by neglecting the student's ability to discuss and exchange views with other students:
And whereas racial and class motivated biases, along with the costs of private education, produce self-segregation that negatively affects students' ability to engage with society writ large:
And whereas the only way to prevent this self-segregation is for the state to promote values of pluralism and tolerance in the realm of schooling:
And whereas, if the Assembly is to ensure minority students' inclusion in schools, safeguards are required to prevent staff from treating those students poorly and to protect such students from being harassed:
Now therefore, be it enacted by this august World Assembly as follows:
Rights of the child. Children have a right, by education, to develop competence to interact in a pluralistic society. Unless a child is physically unfit to attend a school or an undue hardship is imposed on the child by this requirement, member states must to the best of their ability advance this goal through schooling; to that end, among other things, they shall prohibit segregation and self-segregation of students by parental income, race, religion, or other protected classes.
Ensuring school quality. Member nations shall ensure that educational services not under their direct control meet or exceed the same standards as those under their direct control on the following criteria: educational goals, facilities, instructors' training, and other standards that member nations may by law or resolution create. Member nations may not use accreditation in a way that encourages segregation by classes in section 1.
School authorities' duty to parents. Parents may, with the advice and consent of an administrative law (or other suitably empowered) officer, require school authorities to take action to prevent their children from being poorly treated by other children or staff on account of background, beliefs, and other rights protected by World Assembly legislation.
Clarification. In this resolution,
resolution refers to World Assembly resolutions and
parent includes guardians.
General Assembly Resolution # 515
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Legal Reform
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples
Abhorring the lack of international comity requirements for insolvent entities in a world increasingly reliant on globalized commerce;
Fearing that such a lack may permit debtors to evade creditors by shifting assets across international borders, both hindering commerce and increasing the transactional cost of commercial and consumer bargaining;
Believing that bankruptcy is a tool to both protect debtors from insolvency and permanent barriers to obtaining consumer credit and creditors from losing any opportunity for remuneration;
Asserting that no loss of sovereignty truly occurs by extending the courtesy of comity to fellow members of the World Assembly, as all states benefit equally from their extension;
The World Assembly enacts the following:
Bankruptcy is a legal process overseen by a court or trustee that reorganizes or discharges debt meant to satisfy creditor claims while protecting debtors from extended insolvency and compounding debt.
A foreign representative is a person or persons authorized to appear on behalf of a nongovernmental debtor or creditor to represent the debtor or creditors interests in a foreign bankruptcy proceeding.
Member states must establish a judicial or administrative procedure to aid foreign representatives in recognizing and enforcing the applicable foreign bankruptcy laws over fiscal assets within the territorial jurisdiction of that member state.
Member states may require a reasonable analysis of the debtors ties to the host jurisdiction and to the foreign jurisdiction to determine whether extending bankruptcy comity is appropriate.
A reasonable analysis may inquire into:
The proportion of assets within the host jurisdiction as compared to those in the foreign jurisdiction;
The length of time those assets have been within the host jurisdiction; and
Any other factor which the member state feels relevant and that facilitates fair and efficient bankruptcy procedures in conformity with the implicit goals of this resolution.
Notwithstanding foreign bankruptcy law, member states must:
Enforce a mandatory stay of any creditor claims against the debtors assets within member state jurisdiction pending conclusion of the bankruptcy process if member states have extended comity under Clause 3, except for government liens meant to collect unpaid taxes; and
Supply court records pertaining to ongoing proceedings and past bankruptcies on request by a party or government involved in the instant bankruptcy proceeding.
Member states may charge foreign representatives reasonable administrative or court fees, commensurate with domestic fees for similar work, when enforcing foreign bankruptcy comity claims.
No member state may treat the failure to obtain bankruptcy comity as having a preclusive effect on later domestic claims by either creditors or debtors.
Member states may enforce a time limit on the number of separate bankruptcy comity claims a court may enforce for a debtor.
Nothing in this resolution mandates the extension of comity to non-member states.