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Commend Twobagger

For

NEW GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL DISCUSSION AND VOTE
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Title: Repeal: “Landfill Regulation Act”
Author: Honeydewistania
Purpose: To remove a previously passed resolution, claiming that it unnecessarily establishes overreaching bureaucracy and harmful regulations on landfills without subsidies.

Honeydewistania wrote:General Assembly Resolution #520 “Landfill Regulation Act” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

The World Assembly,

Observing the excessive micromanagement in General Assembly Resolution #520, “Landfill Regulation Act”, which includes mandating that member nations create agencies to ensure compliance, unnecessary handholding and bureaucracy that is better left to be decided by member nations themselves;

Further observing that this overreach ignores member nations who use private companies to survey environments, which results in member nations being forced to create agencies they will not use, meaning that the bureaucracy is even more pointless;

Concerned that the poor definition of SWL includes locations such as scrap metal yards, which pose little to no significant harm to public health or the surrounding environment, resulting in harsh mandates being placed on these ‘landfills’ that could cost exorbitant amounts of money;

Dismayed that systems for the collection and removal of leachate are mandated regardless of the potential danger the leachate causes to public health or to the environment, yet another excessively broad mandate;

Further concerned that implementing such unnecessary regulations negatively affect the operations of ‘solid waste landfills’ with very little potential positive benefit;

Realising that placing these mandates on SWLs without any form of subsidy or funding could lead to costs being passed on to the consumers, therefore giving them incentives to dispose of solid waste at unregulated areas instead and defeat the resolution’s purpose of protecting the environment from solid waste;

Convinced that a poorly executed and overreaching resolution ought to be repealed, hereby:

Repeals General Assembly Resolution 520, “Landfill Regulation Act”.

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Commend Twobagger

Abstain

Repeal: “Landfill Regulation Act”

For

Repeal: “Landfill Regulation Act”

For

The Landfill Regulation Act is just another instance of bureaucratic overreach by the zealous overlords in the General Assembly Secretariat and Amerion is most in favour of repealing this garbage act.

Commend Twobagger

For

Commend Twobagger:

Nay

(SPSF Vote)

Commend Twobagger:

Against

Vote for proposal Repeal "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities" has been ended.

Result:
For: 6
Against: 0
Present: 2

OWL recommendation: For

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'Gay Panic Defense Ban'
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Proposal title: 'Gay Panic Defense Ban'
Author: Crowheim
Purpose: To ban the use of the Gay Panic Defense and other defenses rooted in discrimination against certain sexes, sexual orientations, or gender identities as an excuse or justification for criminal conduct.

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The Office's Analysis

Citing previous efforts by the World Assembly to act against discrimination of members of the LGTBQ+ community (e.g. in GA 35 "The Charter of Civil Rights" or GA 91 "A Convention on Gender", among others), the at-vote resolution, "Gay Panic Defense Ban", reaffirms those advances, itself focusing on the area of criminal law. While previous WA law on this topic mainly dealt with an accused person's rights, the resolution at hand protects the victims of criminal offences by banning someone's sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity from somehow making a discriminatory difference in court proceedings, thereby prohibiting practices such as the notorious "Gay Panic Defense" (where a defendant, who is arraigned for a physical attack on an individual identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, would claim a perceived sexual assault by that individual in order to make a calculated crime committed out of bigotry look like self-defense). The proposal is short and to the point, while also presenting satisfactory arguments and upholding a good level of writing. Thus, OWL recommends a vote FOR the at-vote resolution, "Gay Panic Defense Ban".

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From TSP Citizens

Arvan Irawer is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Arvan Irawer wrote:Any form of discrimination is awful. This proposal will reduce the amount of discrimination, creating a better life for all, by making nations more peaceful.

Tepertopia is a Deputy Chair of the South Pacific and the Director of OWL.

Tepertopia wrote:The WA has acted in the past to combat discrimination of any sort, and in combination with standing WA gender identity and orientation laws, I don't think there's room for harm to be done by passing this proposal ‒ in the worst case, if this proposal were to prove ineffective, extant legislation would cover for serious discrimination, with this being more of a more specific gap-filler that could always be repealed and replaced later.

From the World

Maowi is a Citizen of Europeia, and a multi-time WA author. On the NS forums, they stated:

Maowi wrote:We are in support of the enactment of these measures - extant World Assembly resolutions may potentially have some impact on the subject matter, already, but should this pass I firmly believe the worst-case scenario would be no harm done, and the best-case scenario the implementation of highly important protections.

Junitaki-cho is the Councilor of WA Affairs of Refugia. They lodged the following on Refugia's RMB:

Junitaki-cho wrote:This one does what it says on the tin. If passed, it would ban the perception of a person's sex, gender, or sexuality as justification or defense of a crime. It's refreshing to see a progressive, pro-LGBT piece of legislation in the chamber, and I don't see anything objectionable in its two operative clauses. That's really all there to say here; the rest is ideological, but any decent person ought to be in favour of this. And credit where credit is due, IA actually made a proposal significantly cleaner and easier to understand.

Against

From TSP Citizens

Amerion is the outgoing Delegate of the South Pacific and a member of the Council on Regional Security.

Amerion wrote:While the Admiral Delegate General is wholly supportive of efforts to protect LGBTQIA members—having served as the honorary Master of Ceremonies in the last several Mardi Gras parades—this ban seems more appropriate to be put into effect at a domestic level (as is already the case in Amerion) rather than broadly outlined in what is an otherwise poorly written proposal with a mere two clauses addressing the matter at heart. To give a point of reference, the Dictatorship of Amerion has 42 clauses, segmented into 18 articles, and spread across 6 laws, on the question of how to properly address the Supreme Leader. Surely, one might have thought an issue of such importance should warrant a more complete proposal with greater mechanisms of enforcement than that currently proffered by the resolution's author? The Great Leader resolves to give his full support on a future resolution which goes into more detail should this proposal rightfully fail to pass.

From the World

Guy is a commended former Delegate of The Rejected Realms. On TRR's forums, they posted:

Guy wrote:I’m not sure the proposal is strong enough. As written, if the offender already knows a person is (eg) gay when the offender perceives the person wants to have sex with them, the defence could still be open to the offender if allowed for under national law. […] It's not the "perception ... of a person's ... sexual orientation" that is the defence. D[efendant]'s claim is they panicked when they were 'hit on'. They didn't commit the offence because of the victim's sexual orientation, but because of the victim's actions. Nothing in the proposal covers that.



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Commend Twobagger

Against

Commend Twobagger

Against

While his contributions were helpful for a time, he has switched sides and is undermining those steps in the right direction.

I predict that he will continue to work as a raider but I hope I am wrong.

Repeal "Landfill Regulation Act"

Present

Repeal "Landfill Regulation Act"

Present

Vote for proposal Commend Twobagger has been ended.

Result:
For: 0
Against: 6
Abstain: 2
Present: 5

OWL recommendation: Against

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'Condemn The Communist Bloc'
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Background Information

Proposal title: 'Condemn The Communist Bloc'
Author: Kazakhstan 3
Purpose: To condemn The Communist Bloc for its leftist ideology.

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The Office's Analysis

The at-vote resolution, "Condemn The Communist Bloc", tries to hide its obviously only anti-communist intent behind an incredibly weak wall of arguments, such as the citing a few individual nations' subjectively poor World Census scores or attacks against The Communist Bloc that are simply factually incorrect, seeing as TCB is in fact a free and democratic region. Even if one would support a proposal condemning a communist region for its ideology in principle, the horrifyingly bad writing of the proposal at hand render it more than just unworthy of passage. Furthermore, the author's conduct on the forums, particularly their continued and aggressive refusal to withdraw and rewrite the proposal, which incited multiple rule breakings, ultimately required moderation to lock the original thread. This unacceptable mockery that was made of the SC and all WA members, in addition to the shameful fact that the proposal even reached quorum in the first place, can now only be mitigated by decisively and collectively voting down the proposal with the largest possible force. Thus, OWL recommends a vote AGAINST the at-vote resolution, "Condemn The Communist Bloc".

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From TSP Citizens

Storalia is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Storalia wrote:This is a garbage proposal and is clearly low effort. I say we vote for it. Better dead than red, yeehaw.

From the World

Ohpistan is a resident of Free The Cheese. They posted the following on the NS forums:

Ohpistan wrote:I think it's time we consider the intentions of this resolution instead of psychoanalyzing every smalll aspect. Commending the simplicity of this bill, the author (while I also agree could have written this better) has made clear their intentions without hiding behind complicated words and phrases. The intention is simple - to comdemn the communist bloc. This warran may be bad, but it's finally time we do something right.

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From TSP Citizens

Concrete Slab is a multi-time WA author and member of OWL junior staff.

Concrete Slab wrote:The delegation from Concrete Slab is speechless. For the Security Council to fall so far to allow a proposal of this caliber to reach the voting floor? It is truly a shame. During the drafting period, the author was unresponsive to criticism, and even though the proposal is only three lines long, it still contains grammatical errors. This is a dark day for the World Assembly and all who are a part of it.

Neazland is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Neazland wrote:This is probably the worst WA Proposal I have ever seen and definitely the worst I have seen that has reached the voting floor. There is only 3 lines. This proposal is lazy and has not had much effort put into it. Kazakhstan 3 has a population of 10 million so probably does not know how NS works. It is probably a proposal that a new player made when exploring the WA and found a region that s/he did not like and write a few sentences why. It is a wonder how this has reached the voting floor. Enough with the criticising on how badly written it is. I am also voting against because the reasoning is not good enough so I do not think The Communist Bloc should be condemned.

Carrelie is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Carrelie wrote:The very fact that this reached voting is unacceptable and a mockery of the esteemed Security Council. The claims made in all 2 of its paragraphs are unfounded and it seems as if this was proposed out of spite rather than goodwill. If this proposal is to pass then I will be sure that the once great Security Council has fallen from grace.

From the World

Westinor is a SC author and The North Pacific's Minister of WA Affairs. They posted on TNP's forums:

Westinor wrote:Against. What even is this? A low effort, burning trash heap of a proposal written by a character that does nothing but sabotage their own efforts by attacking others and claiming that there's tons of support for the proposal. Why is this even here?

Eastern New England is the Foreign Affairs Secretary of 10000 Islands. On XKI's forums, they stated:

Eastern New England wrote:This is a poorly written, short, joke proposal that wants to condemn the region for having "communist" in their name. Strongly against.



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Repeal: “Landfill Regulation Act”

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NEW SECURITY COUNCIL PROPOSAL DISCUSSION AND VOTE
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Title: Condemn The Free Joy State
Author: Cretox State

Purpose: To recognize The Free Joy State's tremendous work in the Got Issues community, and their notorious dystopic nation-building.

Cretox State wrote:The Security Council,

Appreciating the immense work that national leaders face on a daily basis to keep their respective nations functioning smoothly,

Realizing that these leaders often face crises of a potentially national scale, which must be dealt with quickly and decisively on top of leaders' nominal workload lest said crises metastasize into crippling catastrophes,

Noting, however, that there exist malicious actors who will stop at nothing to exploit the busyness and gullibility of the average modern leader to nefarious ends, in an area where any mistake can have disastrous consequences,

Disgusted at the relentless efforts of The Free Joy State to actively manipulate the decisions of national leaders and precipitate these calamities on a multiversal scale,

Understanding that The Free Joy State has undertaken no fewer than three confirmed mass infiltration operations that could potentially undermine the stability of any nation in existence at any time, and which this Council has been utterly powerless to stop to this day, including:

  1. Operation #522, codename "Time To Get Serious", in which Free Joyish agents pose as dour faith leaders and attempt to convince national leaders to outlaw laughter, thereby making a mockery of national governments and sowing the seeds of mass unrest in one fell swoop,

  2. Operation #549, codename "Feasting Or Fasting?", in which Free Joyish stealth teams abduct the nephews of national leaders and brainwash said nephews into coercing their aunts and uncles into tossing untold scores of overweight teenagers into gladiatorial arenas, a cruel and petty mission which only exemplifies the utter depravity of The Free Joy State, and

  3. a far more secretive plot, Operation #559 (codename "The Low Aspiration Nation"), in which operatives of The Free Joy State infiltrate the highest levels of national governments across the multiverse in an effort to trick national leaders into enslaving their own populations, a scheme so heinous even The Free Joy State's government sought to avoid being directly associated with it, leading to it being staged out of the puppet state of The New Bluestocking Homeland,

Mortified by The Free Joy State's rampant public attempts to influence those who seek to assist national leaders with running their nations and by extension corrupt their necessary work,

Reviling in horror at the blatant oppression that permeates every corner of Free Joyish society, which manifests through unnerving policies such as corporal punishment, conscription, outlawing public protest, banning people from entering or leaving the country, and human sacrifice,

Nauseated by the blatantly advertised villainy of The One True Church of the Exalted Holiness and Free Joyish institutions at large, who take a bizarre pride in their crimes against their own people, including overt racism, weekly public executions, and utter contempt for the environment and the health of their citizens,

Resolving to at least recognize the despicable endeavors of this grotesque excuse of a nation, even though they may never be stopped,

Hereby condemns The Free Joy State.

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Repeal: "Landfill Regulation Act"

Present

Condemn The Free Joy State

For

Repeal: “Landfill Regulation Act”

For

Condemn The Free Joy State

Present

Condemn The Free Joy State

Against.

The dastardly Deletocracy of Amerion is actively engaged in mass infiltration operations of no less than several World Assembly members at any given time, yet where is the condemnation for the Admiral General? To say that three operations is sufficient for a condemnation is to gravely offend the Supreme Leader who still yearns for a C+C badge to go along his 264 self-awarded commendations, including the Kim Jong-il World Peace Award.

Condemn The Free Joy State

For

Now, as already pointed out, having written three Issues on its own hardly warrants recognition by the SC. The thing here however is that the SC rules explicitly forbid mentioning a NS staff member's work as such a staff member, thus sadly disallowing honoring the many more Issues the nominee wrote or edited. In the discussion thread for this proposal, Noahs Second Country brought up a statement by NS Admin Frisbeeteria here, made during the discussion of SC 235 "Commend Candlewhisper Archive", a resolution also seemingly meager in reasons for SC recognition which passed nonetheless, where they commented on how much of Issues Editors' behind-the-scenes work goes regrettably unnoticed. Therefore, I think we should follow the precedent of SC 235 and condemn the nominee.

Repeal: "Landfill Regulation Act"

Present

The resolution repeals #520 for minor problems that aren't too pressing, and while I believe a better new resolution can be made I don't see the need for the whole process.

Vote for proposal Repeal "Landfill Regulation Act" has been ended.

Result:
For: 3
Against: 0
Present: 5

OWL recommendation: FOR

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'Gay Panic Defense Ban'
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Proposal title: 'Gay Panic Defense Ban'
Author: Crowheim
Purpose: To ban the use of the Gay Panic Defense and other defenses rooted in discrimination against certain sexes, sexual orientations, or gender identities as an excuse or justification for criminal conduct.

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The Office's Analysis

Citing previous efforts by the World Assembly to act against discrimination of members of the LGTBQ+ community (e.g. in GA 35 "The Charter of Civil Rights" or GA 91 "A Convention on Gender", among others), the at-vote resolution, "Gay Panic Defense Ban", reaffirms those advances, itself focusing on the area of criminal law. While previous WA law on this topic mainly dealt with an accused person's rights, the resolution at hand protects the victims of criminal offences by banning someone's sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity from somehow making a discriminatory difference in court proceedings, thereby prohibiting practices such as the notorious "Gay Panic Defense" (where a defendant, who is arraigned for a physical attack on an individual identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, would claim a perceived sexual assault by that individual in order to make a calculated crime committed out of bigotry look like self-defense). The proposal is short and to the point, while also presenting satisfactory arguments and upholding a good level of writing. Thus, OWL recommends a vote FOR the at-vote resolution, "Gay Panic Defense Ban".

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From TSP Citizens

Arvan Irawer is a Citizen of the South Pacific.

Arvan Irawer wrote:Any form of discrimination is awful. This proposal will reduce the amount of discrimination, creating a better life for all, by making nations more peaceful.

Tepertopia is a Deputy Chair of the South Pacific and the Director of OWL.

Tepertopia wrote:The WA has acted in the past to combat discrimination of any sort, and in combination with standing WA gender identity and orientation laws, I don't think there's room for harm to be done by passing this proposal ‒ in the worst case, if this proposal were to prove ineffective, extant legislation would cover for serious discrimination, with this being more of a more specific gap-filler that could always be repealed and replaced later.

From the World

Maowi is a Citizen of Europeia, and a multi-time WA author. On the NS forums, they stated:

Maowi wrote:We are in support of the enactment of these measures - extant World Assembly resolutions may potentially have some impact on the subject matter, already, but should this pass I firmly believe the worst-case scenario would be no harm done, and the best-case scenario the implementation of highly important protections.

Junitaki-cho is the Councilor of WA Affairs of Refugia. They lodged the following on Refugia's RMB:

Junitaki-cho wrote:This one does what it says on the tin. If passed, it would ban the perception of a person's sex, gender, or sexuality as justification or defense of a crime. It's refreshing to see a progressive, pro-LGBT piece of legislation in the chamber, and I don't see anything objectionable in its two operative clauses. That's really all there to say here; the rest is ideological, but any decent person ought to be in favour of this. And credit where credit is due, IA actually made a proposal significantly cleaner and easier to understand.

Against

From TSP Citizens

Amerion is the outgoing Delegate of the South Pacific and a member of the Council on Regional Security.

Amerion wrote:While the Admiral Delegate General is wholly supportive of efforts to protect LGBTQIA members—having served as the honorary Master of Ceremonies in the last several Mardi Gras parades—this ban seems more appropriate to be put into effect at a domestic level (as is already the case in Amerion) rather than broadly outlined in what is an otherwise poorly written proposal with a mere two clauses addressing the matter at heart. To give a point of reference, the Dictatorship of Amerion has 42 clauses, segmented into 18 articles, and spread across 6 laws, on the question of how to properly address the Supreme Leader. Surely, one might have thought an issue of such importance should warrant a more complete proposal with greater mechanisms of enforcement than that currently proffered by the resolution's author? The Great Leader resolves to give his full support on a future resolution which goes into more detail should this proposal rightfully fail to pass.

From the World

Guy is a commended former Delegate of The Rejected Realms. On TRR's forums, they posted:

Guy wrote:I’m not sure the proposal is strong enough. As written, if the offender already knows a person is (eg) gay when the offender perceives the person wants to have sex with them, the defence could still be open to the offender if allowed for under national law. […] It's not the "perception ... of a person's ... sexual orientation" that is the defence. D[efendant]'s claim is they panicked when they were 'hit on'. They didn't commit the offence because of the victim's sexual orientation, but because of the victim's actions. Nothing in the proposal covers that.



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Title: Commend Kenmoria
Author: Honeydewistania

Purpose: To award Kenmoria a badge of commendation for a variety of achievements, foremost their active and substantial role in the WA, and work for the region of Europe.

Honeydewistania wrote:The Security Council,

Believing that nations that make significant contributions to the international community should be formally recognised, and that Kenmoria is one such nation,

Applauding Kenmoria’s novel approach to economic freedom, which includes allowing corporations to own and operate judicial systems and entire towns, and such a deregulated model has resulted in the privately-owned Kenmorian airports and airways being reputed for their efficient security and affordable accommodations,

Impressed by the Kenmorian government, a parliamentary democracy elected every five years, which has enacted policies beneficial for the Kenmorian populace such as a nationwide subsidised internet connection and a world-class road infrastructure,

Recognising Kenmoria for their involvement in the crisis in Posteastan via the corporation Construction Enterprises, in which they provided humanitarian aid and helped to reconstruct civilisation after a complete obliteration of social order,

Further recognising that Kenmoria, despite not being an official member of the World Assembly, is in compliance with every resolution passed, a shining example of which many other non-WA member nations should follow,

Fully appreciating the Kenmoria WA Mission, led by the Ambassador James Lewitt, for their omnipresence in World Assembly discussion channels and forums, in which they:

  • provide consistent and constructive criticism on draft proposals, as well as suggest crucial additions to content, ensuring that resolutions passed may be of the highest quality,

  • create a more positive and conducive environment for newer and less experienced authors, and guide them in the tough process of passing their own proposals,

  • state extremely insightful opinions and commentaries on World Assembly related discussion (excepting one occasion that deservedly resulted in the defenestration of Ambassador Lewitt), which are understandably revered by the international community,

Extolling the Kenmoria WA Mission for their co-authorship of several resolutions, which further indicates their devotion to assisting fellow delegations in improving international law, ensuring the passage of resolutions such as:

  • General Assembly Resolution 481 "Data Protection Accord", a resolution which guaranteed privacy for people in member nations by prohibiting most cases of non-consensual data collection,

  • General Assembly Resolution 494 "Regulating Desalination", a resolution which enforced environmental regulations regarding the construction and operations of desalination plants,

  • General Assembly Resolution 511 "Ensuring Effectual Recycling", a resolution which required systems for the recycling of items to be in place, allowing for reuse of waste and preventing it from damaging ecosystems,

Praising the Kenmoria WA Mission for their contributions to international law as submitting author, which include:

  • General Assembly Resolution 469 "Reducing Food Waste", a resolution which prevented the unnecessary wastage of edible food, protecting the environment and providing nourishment for the poor,

  • General Assembly Resolution 475 "Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools", a resolution which ensured that all students in member nations received a science education based on empirical evidence and logical reasoning,

Observing that while in Europe, Kenmoria served as an Undersecretary of the European WA Office, and in that position they participated in the authorship of multiple informational dispatches for residents of Europe, allowing them to make well-informed votes on World Assembly proposals,

Acclaiming Kenmoria’s authorship of the document 'Power to the (AI) People', which highlighted the issue of Artificially Intelligent citizens being shut down as a result of power trips, resulting in governments making prompt decisions to resolve the issue,

Concluding that Kenmoria is a nation that absolutely deserves formal recognition, and that an official commendation from this Council is in order,

Hereby commends Kenmoria.

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