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Vote Against GA resolution Corporal Punishment Ban

General Assembly Vote Recommendation

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Resolution at Vote: Corporal Punishment Ban
Vote Recommendation: Against

Resolution Analysis
"Corporal Punishment Ban" aims to outlaw the non-consensual punitive infliction of physical harm on any person, with exceptions for mandatory physical activity, defense, warfare, the arrest of suspected criminals, and consensual sexual activity. The proposal also includes awareness-raising provisions.

Banning the corporal punishment of minors is certainly a noble pursuit and one which this proposal executes competently enough. However, the resolution's banning of punitive infliction of physical harm or pain without consent on any person, albeit with exceptions, vastly exceeds the law's stated purpose in a misleading manner. It does not logically follow that a proposal setting out to protect children would ban the penalization of adults as well, especially in situations where such penalization can be beneficial, such as punishment for certain offenses such as vandalism. The proposal's extensive list of exceptions makes this overreach even more apparent. Notably, the resolution permits the excessive use of force during the arrest of criminal suspects, essentially permitting police brutality during arrests. Such an exception is disturbing, and by itself gives sufficient reason to oppose this proposal.

For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting Against the at-vote General Assembly proposal, "Corporal Punishment Ban".

Recommendation written by Greater Cesnica and Cretox state, with input from Imperium Anglorum, Honeydewistania, and Jedinsto.

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