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Information for World Assembly Voters: General Assembly Dispatch

Information for World Assembly Voters
Please find below another volume of the Information For World Assembly Voters program.

Our Vote recommendation: AGAINST

[I]Resolution Overview:

This resolution seeks to set a World Assembly-wide standard for the circumstances under which sentient and sapient beings have the right not to be ""deprived of life"". This is achieved by the description of certain situations which form the only exceptions to this right - such as euthanasia - and the creation of a committee, the Subcommittee for Ethical Animal Sourcing (SEAS), which is permitted to craft further exceptions for sentient beings and to freely interpret the resolution when questions arise.

Ministry Analysis:

While the overall aim of this resolution is worthwhile, the ministry believes it is too broad in scope to create successful and detailed policies on such a complex matter. Indeed, the author seems to implicitly acknowledge this in giving free rein to SEAS; however, the complete lack of guidelines as to what should motivate SEAS' decisions is problematic as it could lead to laws that overly compromise animal rights for the sake of human convenience. When it comes to sapient rights, the writing is not entirely comprehensive. The application of these provisions during wartime is not dealt with and the status of highly-developed artificial intelligence is similarly unclear. Furthermore, the phrase ""deprived of life"" seems to imply that this resolution is giving people the right not to die of natural causes, which would be impossible for member states to enforce. Finally, the resolution provides for exceptions to sapients' right to life for ""any other reason established by foregoing GA resolution"". The word ""foregoing"" means that if a relevant resolution were repealed and replaced, this proposal would take precedence and potentially block the equivalent legislation from being established. For all of the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote AGAINST this resolution.

This IFV Recommendation was written by Maowi[/I]

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