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Confederate Interpretations of WA Resolutions

OOC: I will not be going through every single resolution to create an entry for each on how it is interpreted. I will only be doing this for resolutions which both catch my eye and that the Confederacy would interpret in a unique way.

As shown in the above spoiler, the Confederacy as a whole is not a member of the WA, but Ida is a member of both. This is why I refer to my IC character in the GA as the Confederate representative, instead of the ambassador. Strictly speaking, he's the ambassador for Ida, although he also speaks on behalf of the Confederacy Ida is a member of. So he's representing that Confederacy as an ambassador of Ida. The reason for this is that the Confederacy is closer to being a UN than a single country, so it wouldn't join the WA for that reason. It also doesn't want multiple members independently joining the WA because that could lead to it compromised by allowing only one member to join, being Ida.

OOC: I know that 'Stellar Colonies' is in the WA instead of a puppet called 'Ida', would require a great deal of time for me to make the puppet, withdraw SC from the WA and add that to the WA, and rebuild the influence and endorsements which would be instantly erased from this account onto that one. Much simpler for me to add a quick summary of this to SC's forum sig and leave it at that. If I knew I would be going with this, I would've done that instead of making SC my WA account, but I didn't, so...yeah.

Confederate Database

World Assembly
>> WA Resolution Interpretation <<

This resolution was a rather troubling one when reviewing prior passed ones. One of the laws enshrined within the Confederate Charter, the legal code required for membership within the Confederacy, protects individuals from genital modification below the legal age of consent, excepting medical situations when there is no alternative. This law is intended to protect their right to bodily autonomy, which is seen as paramount over all but the most necessary considerations. Fortunately, the clause "OBLIGES all member states to permit the practice of male circumcision, notwithstanding their authority to regulate the procedure." allowed Ida to accept the terms of the resolution. If it had not and the resolution mandated Ida to allow male children to be subjected to genital cutting, Ida would have been forced to either not comply with it to maintain Confederate membership or strongly recommend male residents to leave in order to preserve their bodily autonomy. Fortunately, the existence of this clause has been used as leeway to institute an age of consent requirement, barring such procedures from being performed on children (male along with female) below the age of consent except for aforementioned medical necessity (which is extremely rare), as is the case in the Confederate Charter. This interpretation allows them to remain consistent with both the WA resolution and current Confederate law on the issue.

As an aside, the Confederacy fully agrees with and its prior laws had already been compliant with On Female Genital Mutilation, although it was puzzled by how the World Assembly appears to separate out genital modifications based on physical sex instead of a more relevant metric such as severity. No such legal or moral distinction exists in Confederate law between male and female genital modifications, and as such, it would prefer that a single and more succinct resolution have been made to cover protections for genital modification instead of the extremely conservative decision to have two separate and contradictory resolutions between the male and female forms of it.

As another aside, the Confederacy advertises clinics to WA members where their residents may freely* have the damage from the procedure repaired as part of their standing protest to the WA's position on genital cutting.

*They don't allow profiteers to sell off their foreskin, have it regenerated, and repeat however.

Within the Confederacy, the term 'abortion' is used to refer to a procedure which removes a fetus, but with the intent of transplanting it elsewhere for eventual maturation, with its destruction only occurring when there isn't a method available for it to be viable. The medical procedure involving the termination of a pregnancy by actually terminating the pregnancy (via medication or surgically dismembering it) is viewed as archaic and rarely practiced, although it is not banned, allowing Ida to comply with both WA and Confederate law.