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 # 27
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
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.
General Assembly Resolution # 30
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Omigodtheykilledkenny
Assured that freedom of expression is an essential human right deserving of international protection;
Determined that no one should have to put their lives, families, liberty or property at risk for expressing honest dissent with, otherwise criticizing or even satirizing their leaders, governments, societies, churches or any other institutions of established power;
Chastened by the sacrifices already made by prisoners and victims of conscience throughout the world;
Nonetheless convinced that free expression does not extend to such abuses as defamation, incitements to disorder, or academic fraud;
Agreed that for purposes of this resolution defamation is defined as the use of knowingly false information, or the raising of such with reckless disregard for its truthfulness, in a deliberate attempt to impugn the character or reputation of any individual, group or organization, excepting government institutions or political leaders,
Be it therefore resolved that the World Assembly:
Affirms the right of all people to express their personal, moral, political, cultural, religious and ideological views freely and openly, without fear of reprisal;
Requires member states to respect and uphold this right in all available media to all individuals under their jurisdiction;
Expects member states to enforce this right fairly and equitably in the application of national laws;
Allows member states to set reasonable restrictions on expression in order to prevent defamation, as well as plagiarism, copyright or trademark infringement, and other forms of academic fraud; incitements to widespread lawlessness and disorder, or violence against any individual, group or organization; the unauthorized disclosure of highly classified government information; the unauthorized disclosure of strictly confidential personal information; and blatant, explicit and offensive pornographic materials;
Forbids member states from abusing these restrictions in an effort to stifle free expression among law-abiding citizens.
General Assembly Resolution # 31
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Belarum
The World Assembly,
Believing that the nations of not only the World Assembly, but those outside WA jurisdiction should be committed to the health and well-being of their people,
Further believing that good health is a key component in socioeconomic growth, development, and progress,
Deeply concerned by the potential lack of prevention and control of disease or other threats to good health in the respective member states of the World Assembly, as well as the potential lack of coordination between agencies of nations in bringing medical advances and preventative measures to nations of the WA in fighting disease, as well as addressing overall health concerns,
Emphasizing the importance of disseminating crucial information concerning current and emerging threats to global health throughout the international community, to include nations which may not hold membership in the World Assembly,
Resolving to bring decent health standards as well as coordination and preparedness to combat threats to health to as many nations as possible, hereby:
I) Strongly encourages nations to make spending commitments to achieving decent health standards for their people;
II) Further encourages coordination between the existing health agencies of nations in order to promote decent health standards in the international community;
III) Establishes the World Health Authority (WHA), with the mission to:
-identify, assess, and communicate current and emerging threats to global health,
-actively research treatment, cures, and preventative measures concerning threats to global health,
-coordinate efforts between WA member states in preventing and controlling serious health concerns;
IV) Mandates the establishment of WHA offices in the member states of the World Assembly, as necessary in order to:
-monitor the global health situation in order to prevent and control emerging threats,
-articulate and advise governments on health matters with information that is both ethical and evidence-based,
-disseminate crucial information and research concerning health internationally in a quick and orderly fashion,
-coordinate and/or support relief efforts in WA member states in partnership with the appropriate agencies or take responsibility itself should those agencies be unable to respond;
V) Strongly encourages individual nations to:
-create agencies concerned with the health of their people,
-research ways to prevent and remedy threats to decent health,
-disseminate such information in the international community in order to impede threats to decent health.