Improving the World One Resolution at a Time
The oldest Council of the World Assembly, the General Assembly concerns itself with international law. Its resolutions are applied immediately upon passing in all WA member nations.
Resolution At Vote
General Assembly Resolution At Vote
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Uan aa Boa
The World Assembly,
Reaffirming the right of individuals to express themselves freely without fear of reprisal from the state,
Aware that protecting this right counts for little if governments are able to censor political parties, arts organisations, campaigns, civil rights groups, publishers, internet service providers, web hosts and other entities that are not individuals,
Believing that nations should, if they choose, be able to limit the influence of corporations, and of those organisations that seek to promote hatred,
Defines a legal person to be an entity other than an individual that has rights or obligations in law,
Mandates that member states shall extend to legal persons the same rights in regard to free expression as they afford individuals, save that they may impose reasonable restrictions on the free expression of legal persons in order to prevent
disproportionate influence on government by profit-making organisations and those acting under their direction, or on their behalf
incitement of hatred on the basis of race, nationality, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or gender reassignment
denial of historical acts of genocide
Reserves to member states the right to regulate advertising as they see fit, subject to the provisions of prior and unrepealed resolutions,
Clarifies that, for the purpose of this resolution, a reasonable restriction on free expression is one that does not limit expression in significantly more circumstances than is necessary to achieve its legitimate objective,
Emphasises that this resolution does not prevent the regulation of campaign finance or other donations to political organisations.
Debate this resolution in the General Assembly forum.
The General Assembly resolution Uniform Labeling of Hazardous Goods was passed 14,184 votes to 1,108, and implemented in all WA member nations.
Proposals are suggestions for resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements may make a proposal, which, if it gains the necessary support, will become a resolution.