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 # 601
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Wallenburg
Recognizing the cultural variety of its member states,
Understanding that most member states are built on sedentary hierarchies,
Further recognizing a history of violence, persecution, segregation, and hatred committed by those who control settled areas against those who rely on the resources under their control or the ability to travel through settled territory,
Believing that no law-abiding individual should be compelled to remain in one place, nor persecuted for their choice to travel within the territory of their own nation, nor prevented from traveling by systems designed to restrict their free movement,
The World Assembly hereby enacts these terms:
Systematic or otherwise intentional and statistically disproportionate violence perpetrated against a group, forceful isolation of a group in designated areas, removal of a group from designated areas, or the forceful institution of population controls on a group are recognized as acts of genocide.
Any act of genocide against any group on the basis of their nomadic or non-nomadic status or their desire to travel or settle in a legal manner in any given place or time is a crime against humanity.
Neither the World Assembly nor member states may restrict the domestic travel of any individual to any place or time within their jurisdictions or legally bind any individual to take up residence anywhere, except to the minimal extent necessary to:
Enforce a court order, detain an individual on a criminal charge, or contain a violent individual who poses an immediate threat to public health or safety,
Protect a vulnerable ecosystem, environment, or culturally important site,
Enforce an entity's land use or private property rights,
Enforce a quarantine or otherwise prevent the spread of a disease epidemic,
Restrict the general public from entering an area that presents a serious inherent danger of injury or death which requires specialized training to mitigate,
Evacuate or shelter the entire population of an area when it is threatened by indiscriminate disaster, such as a volcanic eruption or military bombardment,
Prevent espionage, protect military assets, or maintain the cohesion of active military assets, or
Return an individual to their legal custodian when the individual is not traveling with the consent of their custodian.
Member states must, to their full technological capacity, guarantee public access and the ability to safely travel to culturally important and economically essential areas, except where restrictions are permitted under section 3.
Member states may, within the permissions of extant international law, restrict in any manner the use of one or more modes of transportation from one area to another, as long as individuals are still capable of traveling from one to the other in a timely and widely affordable fashion, without significantly increased risk to their health or safety.
Member states may not take action against or deprive of government services any individual on the basis of their non-sedentary behavior, lifestyle, or culture (including itinerancy, nomadism, nomadic pastoralism, and transhumance), or lack thereof.
Segregation of education programs or housing based on nomadic or non-nomadic status is prohibited, including education programs or housing constructed by sedentary cultures or institutions with the intent of primarily serving non-sedentary individuals.
An individual's nomadic or non-nomadic status is an arbitrary, reductive characteristic. Member states must address violence or other crime motivated by the victim's status in this regard with the same haste, seriousness, and measure of justice dedicated to other crimes motivated by an arbitrary, reductive characteristic.
No aspect of this resolution may be enforced in a manner that contradicts precedent World Assembly law in force.
General Assembly Resolution # 602
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #140 “Institutional Psychiatry Act” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Believing in the rights of people with mental illness, as laid out by Resolution 140, Institutional Psychiatry Act,
Concerned, however, that when discussing the right to freedom of communications that people with mental illness have, that no exception is made for those who are charged with a crime,
Worried that this failure allows criminals with potentially dangerous or otherwise harmful information and just so happen to have a mental illness to release this information to cohorts or the world at large, which may pose a threat to society, and gets in the way of proper justice being delivered,
Believing that this singular oversight is significant enough to justify repeal of Resolution 140, and intending to pass a suitable replacement for the protection of those with mental illnesses,
Hereby repeals Resolution 140, Institutional Psychiatry Act.
General Assembly Resolution # 603
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Discrimination and harassment against the LGBTIQA+ community in schools, such as targetting of LGBTIQA+ students and homophobic hate speech, is a widespread problem in some member states, denying LGBTIQA+ students a safe and healthy education experience in such member states. Such discrimination and harassment can also create undue pressure on LGBTIQA+ students to conceal their sexuality or gender identity. Furthermore, some schools still take little to no action against homophobia within their schools, or merely engage in "lip service" against homophobia in the absence of strong legislation protecting LGBTIQA+ students.
Now, therefore, be it enacted as follows:
For the purposes of this resolution, these terms are defined as follows:
A school is defined as an institution designed for the organised education of students by providing learning spaces and environments.
Hate speech is defined as public speech which expresses, whether explicitly or implicitly, hate or discrimination towards a certain group; this includes, but is not limited to, the use of slurs against said group.
All member states must require schools within their jurisdiction to:
teach bona fide to students under the age of majority if they have any, as part of their curriculum and appropriately to the ages of said students:
how sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity are defined, developed and experienced, including but not limited to the fact that sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity of individuals are beyond their conscious control, as well as that variance in sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity is normal and natural,
that individuals should not be considered to be mentally ill, confused or otherwise insane on the basis of their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,
that non-heterosexual relationships are equal to heterosexual ones, and
that one's gender is determined by their gender identity, rather than their sex assigned at birth;
offer resources to their students to:
assist them in questioning or determining their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,
assist them in accepting and coming to terms with their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,
help them deal with harassment or discrimination for their sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity, and
otherwise support the mental health of students with diverse sexual or romantic orientations or gender identity;
actively and continuously work to prevent and take action against all forms of harassment of their students based on their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth, or perception thereof, and also encourage their students to report and try to stop such harassment should it occur; and
actively and continuously work to prevent, and take action against any occurrences which they are aware of, hate speech by their students against groups based on their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth.
All member states must prohibit schools within their jurisdiction from discriminating against students on the basis of their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth.
General Assembly Resolution # 604
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Hulldom
The General Assembly,
Recognizing the ever-present imbalance in the growth of states, especially when it comes to scientific development; and
Believing the solution to that imbalance presents itself in the public dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout all member states;
Defines sciences for the purpose of this resolution as the academic study of natural phenomena and processes, social functions and relationships, and thought about those categories.
Establishes the Council for Scientific Dissemination (CSD).
Mandates that member states provide the CSD with data and research in the sciences, published in peer-reviewed journals and meeting appropriate standards for replicability - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.
Requires that member states additionally provide the CSD with any government-funded research and data in the sciences - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.
Obligates all member states to provide the CSD with sufficient reasoning for the classification and thus withholding of materials as per Articles 3 and 4. The CSD shall determine the sufficiency of any arguments provided by member states in accordance with the following criteria:
Whether the dissemination of materials would result in a threat to national security, and/or
Whether the dissemination of materials would result in severe, potentially irrecoverable damage to a member states economy.
States that the CSD shall:
Coordinate with member states to ensure that all research and data received meets the standards of peer review and replicability.
Coordinate with other offices and bureaus established by this august World Assembly to provide them with research and data relevant to their mandates.
Establish a easily searchable database of the received data and research in the sciences that is available to the general public.
General Assembly Resolution # 605
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #564 “World Assembly Border Policy” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly hereby finds as follows:
Resolution No. 564 "World Assembly Border Policy" (hereafter "the target resolution") is a good-intentioned law enacted to further a beneficial goal, namely, the voluntary harmonization of borders across member nations. Such harmonization has been shown to be of great economic and social benefit to those nations which choose to take part in it. Nevertheless, Resolution No. 564 fails in its intended goals, and actively harms member nations, for reasons stated below.
The target resolution's first flaw is in its second clause, which establishes a committee called the WABC and then "[t]asks WABC with processing applications from member states to join a free movement zone." Nations possess all sovereign powers which they have not explicitly forfeited as a condition of membership in this august body. Therefore, any two (or more) nations which wish to form a free movement zone could do so on their own, without intervention from this body or any of its committees. In fact, two (or more) nations would likely negotiate a better and fairer free movement zone among themselves, as their policymakers would:
be far more aware of the relevant nations' interests than indifferent (though hardworking and dedicated) gnomes assigned to an international committee;
benefit from the ability to engage in more one-on-one discussion with officials of the other nations; and
not need to concern themselves with the interests of a potentially infinite number of other nations, in different universes, with different forms of government and attitudes to (and modes of) international travel.
The target resolution's third clause, which "[r]equires that applicant states, in order to be approved by WABC, meet a list of criteria established by WABC which will include an analysis of their border security regarding non-consenting and non-member states," is empty at best and dangerous at worst. This is because:
there are no criteria listed upfront, only the promise that future criteria will be dictated by an international committee, a state of affairs which may be expected to result in nations unsure as to whether joining an international free movement zone will be in their national interest, as they will not know what the conditions of joining will be; and
the clause's reference to "non-consenting ... states" is not at all clear in terms of what it means; a nation may reasonably choose to allow unrestricted travel from one nation and restrict travel from another based on factors such as existing trade, terrorism, and government cooperation.
Reducing crime and terrorism is a priority of both national governments and of this body. However, the target resolution actively hampers this goal by "allow[ing] unlimited travel across borders at designated points between consenting states without the need of the traveler to present documentation at each border." Requiring member nations to permit individuals to freely cross from one jurisdiction to another without even verifying identity opens the door to widespread trafficking in contraband goods (including stolen property), drugs, weapons, endangered and invasive species, and even sapient beings subject to the worst forms of exploitation. It is good policy to encourage international cooperation on matters of transnational crime; it is shockingly bad policy to require international complicity in such crime.
It is a common refrain that the target resolution, through its mostly optional nature, has negligible effects on most nations, and is therefore not a serious contender for a a repeal. But its tenth clause forces member nations, even those which emphatically reject the artificially-created free movement zone, to conduct relations with such zone through a specially-appointed liaison. Thus, while largely saving its harms for the nations which voluntarily subject themselves thereto, the target resolution cannot be seen as an optional affair which a nation can just as easily opt out of.
On balance, while the target resolution has noble aims, it serves no purpose which member nations cannot serve on their own in a more thorough and efficient manner, and actively undermines many of the objectives that this same body has previously ordained as international law. It therefore warrants a repeal.
Now, therefore, be Resolution No. 564 "World Assembly Border Policy" repealed.