World 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 # 25
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
The World Assembly,
REALIZING the importance of expanding and improving international co-operation among WA States, on a bilateral and multilateral basis, which will contribute to the elimination of acts of international terrorism and their underlying causes and to the prevention and elimination of this criminal scourge,
RECOGNIZING terrorism as a major threat to the lives and well-being of civilians and non-combatants;
CONDEMNING the loss of life and harm that result from terrorist acts;
NOTICING the principle of the inalienable right to self-determination and independence of all peoples under rogue regimes and other forms of alien domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their struggle, in particular the struggle of national and regional liberation movements, in accordance with the World Assembly,
RESOLVING to address the danger of international terrorism, to protect the civilian populations of member states;
A) DEFINES terrorism as the use of violence by non-state actors for the purpose of creating fear or terror, to achieve a social, political, or religious outcome, and either committed with deliberate disregard or specific targeting of civilians or non-combatants.
B) DEFINES civilians, for the purpose of this resolution, as "persons who are not members of their nation's armed forces or police."
C) DEFINES terrorist(s) as a person or persons whose acts fall under the definition of terrorism.
D) DEFINES terrorist act(s) as an act committed by a person falling under the definition of a terrorist whose cause is to achieve social, political, or religious ends through violence knowingly targeted at civilians or non-combatants.
1) REQUIRES member states to take all effective measures at their disposal, subject to the rule of law, to prevent non-state actors from using their territory to commit terrorist acts against another nation.
(a)This shall include, but not be limited to, making it a criminal offense to conspire, aid, abet, fund, plan or carry out acts of terrorism across international borders. Member states shall prosecute those who violate such laws to the fullest extent possible within their nation.
2) BANS WA member states from providing funding, weapons, or any other form of assistance to any party committing terrorist acts against another nation, or from using other WA states or non-member states as a third party to conduct terrorist acts against another nation.
3) REQUIRES member states to freeze, or otherwise take control of without undue delay, any and all assets of terrorist individuals or organizations within their jurisdiction which may be used to support international terrorist acts, including but not limited to: equipment, facilities, and funds.
4) URGES member states to coordinate counter-terrorism activities, and share information and intelligence on individuals and organizations that practice terrorism, to combat its spread on an international level.
5) STRONGLY ENCOURAGES member states to do everything possible to address the underlying causes of terrorism within their borders, including but not limited to: poverty, racism, inequality or indoctrinated hatred.
6) CONDEMNS the use of terrorism by any member state of the World Assembly and
7) REQUIRES any member nation employing terrorism to immediately cease and desist.
General Assembly Resolution # 26
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: New Leicestershire
The World Assembly, resolved to strengthen the special bonds of friendship and cooperation among our nations; contribute to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade; provide a catalyst to broader international cooperation; create an expanded and secure market for the goods and services produced in our nations; reduce distortions to trade and ensure a predictable commercial framework for business planning and investment;
1.ENCOURAGES the free, fair and open trade/transfer of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor between member states without prejudice;
2. ESTABLISHES the World Assembly Trade Commission (WATC) to arbitrate any and all trade disputes which may arise concerning the implementation of this legislation. Such arbitration may include, but is not limited to, cases involving alleged price dumping by WA members upon WA members, disputes over the interpretation of the terms and conditions of this resolution, and any alleged violations by member states;
3. AUTHORIZES the WATC to implement a process for the gradual elimination of protectionist devices restricting the trade of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor, including but not limited to tariffs, duties, subsidies, subventions and quotas employed by WA member nations.
- The process will be conducted through a series of meetings convened by the WATC at its own discretion, but at least one per decade, with the goal of eventual elimination of all protectionist devices employed by WA member nations;
- Decisions arrived at by the WATC in the scheduled meetings are binding;
4. RECOGNIZES that certain domestic programs such as fuel subsidies, government stipends and small business loans are not protectionist in nature. Authorizes the WATC to review these programs and declare any that are not in fact protectionist in nature to be outside the scope of this resolution;
5. DECLARES that nations may apply reasonable restrictions on trade in the following cases:
- to ensure the stability of industries supplying essential products (such as military equipment or other items vital to national security);
- in times of severe economic crisis, where such measures are required to ensure a stable supply of essential products;
- to collect revenue for the sole purposes of economic recovery following severe collapse;
- in other special circumstances, as determined by the WATC.
6. AFFIRMS the right of nations to impose regulations, including embargoes, for cultural, safety, environmental, human rights, ethical or other reasons, on goods and services and their manufacture, subject to WATC approval;
7. EMPHASIZES that WA member nations reserve the right to employ retaliatory tariffs towards non-WA nations to prevent price dumping and authorizes the WATC to review and rule upon alleged cases of price dumping by WA members upon WA members;
8. REQUIRES member governments to establish programs to alleviate the possible impact of this resolution on workers and their families. Examples of the services provided by such programs are job retraining, help with relocation of displaced workers and training or assistance in small business start-ups.
General Assembly Resolution # 27
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Cookesland
Nations of the World Assembly,
BELIEVING that it is an inherent right of every individual to freely associate and assemble,
APPALLED that in some nations this right is not enjoyed by all their peoples,
APPLAUDING the use of peaceful protest as a means to bring about political discussion and/or change,
DENOUNCING violence, fear, and/or terrorism as ways of bringing about these changes as a result of restriction of these freedoms,
Hereby establishes the following:
1.) All individuals shall have the right to peacefully assemble, associate, and protest to promote, pursue, and express any goal, cause, or view.
2.) No Government, Federal Authority, Corporation, or any other political or social group may take any action to infringe upon these rights; unless the individuals organizing are trespassing on private property and/or if circumstances beyond the control of the Government threaten the safety of those organizing.
3.) These things having been ordained, states that Freedom of Assembly cannot be extended towards any call for: violence, rioting, and/or actions that would cause harm to innocent people.
General Assembly Resolution # 28
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #13 “Fair Criminal Trial” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
WORRIED that dealing with both pre-trial and at-trial rights in a single resolution leaves too little room for either,
CONCERNED that witnesses may refuse cross-examination at their whim,
AWARE that the right to face one's accusers is an essential part of a free trial,
CONCERNED that trials must be fully open, and may in no part take place in privacy,
VERY CONCERNED that jury deliberations are part of a trial, and that public deliberation will put undue pressures on jurists,
ALARMED that the defence counsel must be supplied with any documentation relevant to the case, no matter how confidential,
APPALLED that client/patient privilege, amongst other confidential arrangements, is thus wiped out at a stroke,
ALARMED that files related to national security can also be revealed and discussed in detail in open court,
OUTRAGED at the security hole that every single member nation of the World Assembly is now required to have,
Hereby repeals resolution 13, "Fair Criminal Trial".
General Assembly Resolution # 29
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: New Leicestershire
The World Assembly, believing that all persons have the right to participate in the assessment of their medical needs, the development of their treatment plans and to receive information concerning their condition and treatment; asserting that medical professionals must be able to provide these services without undue government interference in the doctor/patient relationship; and further asserting that patients have the right to expect confidential treatment of all communications and records relating to their care;
Hereby declares that:
(I) Patients have the right to emergency medical treatment under circumstances requiring lifesaving procedures. A physician or qualified caregiver may provide treatment without the patients consent if, because of emergency circumstances, including the patients physical or mental state, it is not possible to obtain their consent.
(II) All persons who are lawfully present within any WA member nation have the right to undergo any non-emergency medical procedure deemed necessary and beneficial to the patient by their physician or other medical professional, which is legal for that person in the nation where the procedure is performed, and for which confirmed funding is available.
(III) Patients have the right to be involved in decisions concerning their care and to be given full and accurate information about the nature of their illnesses, diagnostic procedures, risks and necessity of alternative procedures, the proposed treatment and the costs involved, provided that such information does not violate the medical confidentiality of other persons.
(IV) Patients may refuse treatment, provided that such refusal does not endanger the health of others. In non-emergency circumstances, treatment may be given without the patient's consent only in the presence of a legal instrument issued by a court of jurisdiction stating that the patient is not competent to make decisions.
(V) Patients have the right to be given full and accurate information about the persons and institutions directly and personally involved in their care as it relates to their care.
(VI) Personal medical records and the contents of such records, including consultations between patients and physicians, shall be held in the strictest confidence and shall not be made available to any third party without the consent of the patient, with the following exceptions:
(i) Records shall be released in response to a warrant, subpoena, or similar legal instrument issued by a court of jurisdiction.
(ii) Physicians may make the patient's personal medical records and the contents of such records available to their colleagues and any healthcare professionals involved in the patient's treatment for the purpose of providing medical care to the patient and for other reasons such as morbidity study. Records entirely stripped of all personal details may be published.
(VII) The standard of care shall not be affected by religion, race, sex, nationality, country of birth, or other such grounds, except where such factors are medically relevant to the required course of action.
(VIII) For the purposes of this legislation, "patient" may also refer to a legal guardian if the patient is under the age of majority, or is an adult unable to understand their rights under this Act.
(IX) Patients shall be fully informed of their rights in a manner they can understand.