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by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:06 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #452

Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #312
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #312 "On Universal Jurisdiction" (Category: International Security, Strength: significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: This august World Assembly,

Concerned that the target resolution requires nations to prosecute in section 3, but that the target does not also require that nations provide prosecutors with information they may have, meaning that the target sets up a prosecutorial scheme where nations may be prosecuting persons without a full accounting of the facts,

Observing that section 7 of the target resolution “[f]orbids the World Assembly from preempting a member state’s claim to universal jurisdiction under this resolution, including but not limited to through an international criminal court or a substantially similar institution”,

Seeing that this section prohibits the Assembly from establishing an international tribunal capable of actually effecting judgement for crimes against humanity and war crimes, that is, an international court that actually does things on meaningful topics,

Believing that a lack of such a court means:

  1. there are few prosecutions of war criminals and perpetrators of genocide, since (i) prosecutorial discretion exists, due to differing interpretations of section 3(c) and (ii) such criminals and perpetrators would not willingly move themselves to jurisdictions which would prosecute them and

  2. victims of war crimes and other crimes against humanity are unlikely to receive justice, as even when prosecutions occur, they will likely be in friendly jurisdictions, meaning that they will be slaps on the wrist,
Expressing its discontent at this state of affairs, where criminality of the worst degree is not punished and where the international rules-based order is unable to deter or bring justice to would-be tyrants from engaging in mass murder or other heinous crimes,

Saddened at the deaths caused by the Assembly’s inability to act and the incredible injustices that the Assembly is unable to take action to right, and

Calling for the creation of a compulsory, fair, and effective international tribunal to resolve these issues, hereby:

Repeals GA 312 "“On Universal Jurisdiction"”.

Votes For: 14 849 (87.8%)
Votes Against: 2 065 (12.2%)

Implemented Fri Nov 30 2018

[452 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #449

Repeal "Right To Self-Defense"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #448
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #448 "Right to Self-defense" (Category: Civil Rights, Area of Effect: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Observing that the GA 448 "Right to Self-defence" is overly broad,

Believing that persons suspected of breaking the law should not be permitted to employ self-defence measures against law enforcement officers acting within the realm of their duties, and

Concerned with such permission causing a rise in violence and a fall in the ability for law enforcement to apprehend criminals, hereby:

Repeals GA 448.

Votes For: 13 666 (77.8%)
Votes Against: 3 895 (22.2%)

Implemented Tue Nov 6 2018

[449 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #445

Greenhouse Gas Cap And Trade Program
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: Ransium

Description: The World Assembly,

Convinced that the preponderance of scientific evidence shows that some 'greenhouse gases', such as carbon dioxide and methane, allow energy through a planet's atmosphere at the visible and shortwave infrared wavelengths primarily generated by stars, while reflecting energy at longwave thermal wavelengths radiated by a planet, thus creating a net warming effect for that planet's atmosphere,

Acknowledging that within some member nations, the concept of global warming due to non-natural greenhouse gas emissions remains controversial,

Concerned over the many adverse impacts scientific consensus has found sudden and excess warming due to emissions of greenhouse gasses to have directly or indirectly on ecosystems and populations, including disruption and temporal shifting of seasonal cycles at a rate faster than many organisms can adapt, more extreme natural disasters, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failures, and desertification,

Aware that many nations' economies are built around fossil fuels and desiring to seek a solution that is minimally disruptive while addressing this pressing problem,

Concluding that the most efficient and cheapest regulatory framework to abate greenhouse gasses is one that caps the total amount of emissions, and divides up credits for the permissible emissions among nations, while allowing the voluntary trading of emissions credits between nations,

Hereby, subject to any limits set by earlier resolutions that are still in force:

  1. Charges World Assembly Scientific Programme's (WASP) Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (ACE) to regulate emissions of greenhouse gasses in the following manner:

    1. Set a total global annual target for the non-natural release of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, based on current global emissions, scientific climate models for the impact of the gasses, decay rate of the gasses, and the global economic impact of the cap;

    2. Distribute allowable emissions credits for each regulated greenhouse gas among member nations proportional to their total populations and present economic output, the global population, and the global cap;

    3. Establish preferred emissions levels for non-World Assembly nations also proportional to factors listed in b;

    4. Establish (i) punitive fees for emissions beyond the cap for member nations, and (ii) tariffs that all member nations shall enforce on the trade goods produced by non-member nations whose emissions exceed their preferred levels; the proceeds of both the fees and tariffs will first go to ACE's monitoring and enforcement efforts and any remaining monies will go towards grants to fund the research, development, and implementation of green energy;

    5. Establish an exchange for the voluntary trade of emissions credits open to all member nations, such that some nations may exceed their initially allotted emissions without punitive action via buying credits;

    6. Create an annual schedule of diminishing total global caps for various gasses until levels scientifically modeled to be globally sustainable are met;

    7. Monitor the net emissions of individual nations, taking into account both greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration, via voluntary disclosures and other non-invasive methods, such as remote sensing that is sensitive to the narrowband absorption features of targeted greenhouse gases;
  2. Further mandates that ambassadors representing non-compliant member nations be forced to wear itchy wool sweaters during the summer, unless doing so would be a threat to their health or conflict with religious or moral beliefs;

  3. Notes that individual nations will determine how to best meet their preferred target internally; and

  4. Clarifies that greenhouse gas emissions through natural sources, such as volcanoes, will not be considered by ACE for the purposes of this resolution.
Co-authored by Imperium Anglorum

Votes For: 13 741 (84.1%)
Votes Against: 2 606 (15.9%)

Implemented Tue Oct 9 2018

[445 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:06 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #443

Preventing The Execution Of Innocents
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Civil Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Whereas there is considerable disagreement in the Assembly about the merits of banning capital punishment:

And whereas it is best to set a compromise, where the Assembly does its best efforts to permit, with effective regulations, capital punishment so to best reduce the chance of it falling upon those who have not committed the crime they are accused of:

Be it enacted by the World Assembly, as follows :—

  1. Subject to World Assembly legislation, member nations are permitted to sentence and carry out capital punishment within their jurisdictions.

  2. There shall be created a Capital Cases division in the Judicial Committee of the Compliance Commission, here referred to as the Division, staffed with competent jurists and forensic scientists, to review submitted cases. To prevent the Division from being overwhelmed by requests for review, any one jurisdiction shall submit no more than than one capital case per million inhabitants per year. For the purposes of avoiding confirmation bias in assessments, the Division shall not keep records of capital punishment procedures.

  3. Member nations shall not attempt to pervert justice by unduly influencing the defendant or defence counsel. Nor shall member nations require or coerce the defendant or defence counsel to make decisions which may damage their defence or, in the case of counsel, the welfare of their client.

  4. Member nations, when prosecuting capital cases, shall:

    1. establish an office of a solicitor, specialised in the prosecution of capital cases, who shall conduct the prosecution of all capital cases within their jurisdiction,

    2. provide the defendant with adequate representation at the state's expense, barring concurrent representation, if the defendant is unable to pay for such counsel,

    3. provide the defence with all evidence collected in the process of investigation,

    4. provide the defence ample time, no less than one year, to review and examine that evidence,

    5. prohibit evidentiary barriers from barring the defence admission of evidence,

    6. prove, such that there could not arise evidence (foreseeable at the time of trial) that would cast doubt on the guilt of the defendant for any charge which could carry a capital sentence, and

    7. submit for review, to the Division, all facts of the case and conclusions reached at trial, at which time the Division shall decide whether to certify that all burdens of proof are met, there has been due process, and all conclusions on evidence are justifiable. If certification is withheld, the Division may dismiss or remand the case.
  5. In all cases where a capital sentence is issued, before it is carried out,

    1. member nations shall serially provide the Division and all counsel assigned or associated with a case, six months to discover, examine, and verify exculpatory evidence which could exonerate the defendant,

    2. permit the defendant full access to the national appellate system and appeal to the Division upon discovery of possibly exonerating evidence or admissible evidence which casts into doubt the narrative put forth by the prosecution at the time of trial, and

    3. provide to the defendant, in any legal proceedings related to their capital conviction, the same privileges afforded to defendant during and after the original trial.
  6. Member nations shall not issue a capital sentence on any mentally incompetent person, as punishment for any non-violent crime, or as punishment for any crime not directly affecting more than one person. All capital sentences shall be carried out via a method which is, upon review demanded by any party to a capital case, proven beyond any reasonable doubt not to cause pain or suffering.

  7. Member nations shall not extradite, except to World Assembly judicial institutions or jurisdictions without capital punishment, any person charged or likely to be charged with a capital offence. Nor shall any person be extradited to a place likely to commence judicial proceedings, which would contravene World Assembly legislation, against that person.

  8. No member nation shall carry out a capital sentence on any person which has not had their case record certified by the Division within the last year. Nor shall member nations carry out such a sentence before the Division has certified that there exist no irregularities in the case record, the defendant has exhausted all available appeals, or the Division has certified that all procedures involved with carrying out that capital sentence comply with provisions set forth in World Assembly legislation.

  9. All individuals currently sentenced to capital punishment or charged of a capital crime shall be afforded the protections of this resolution.

Votes For: 9 244 (52.2%)
Votes Against: 8 475 (47.8%)

Implemented Mon Sep 17 2018

[443 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #440

Administrative Compliance Act
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Separatist Peoples

Description:
Understanding that many nations deliberately contravene international laws to gain an unfair advantage over their neighbours;

Noting that others do so to oppress their citizens, extract revenues from governmental institutions and operations, discredit their opponents, and secure their tenuous bases of power;

Haunted by the suffering bred by noncompliance;

Resolute to succor its victims and hold their oppressors to account;

Observing that the World Assembly has already taken steps in combatting these transgressions against international law by passing GAR#390, ‘Compliance Commission’; and

Giving credence to the body of damning evidence assembled by the WACC;

Hereby enacts the following:

Article I. Independent Adjudicative Office

1. The World Assembly creates the Independent Adjudicative Office (“IAO”) and directs it to:

  1. Hold fair and independent evidentiary hearings for claims of noncompliance brought by the WACC, overseen by a panel of independent adjudicators;
  2. Decide on the merits of the claims and arguments as to whether a fine is appropriate based on a reasonable interpretation of international law;
  3. Coordinate with the WA General Accounting Office ("GAO") to assess and levy a fine and schedule calculated proportionately to the violation but in no case less than what will reasonably coerce compliance from member states;
  4. The assessments must be based on:

    1. the severity of the noncompliance,
    2. the state’s objective intent to commit noncompliance or the actions proximate to a violation,
    3. the good faith nature of the state’s actions proximate to a violation,
    4. the state’s history of noncompliance,
    5. force majeure preventing the state from fulfilling its obligations, and
    6. other mitigating or aggravating circumstances;

2. Remain entirely independent from the WACC and any subcommittees, except for essential coordination to ensure procedural due process for all involved parties;

3. Ensure no ex parte communications occur between itself and any involved parties, and to enforce appropriate remedies if such communications do occur;

4. Promulgate and follow procedure for hearings in a manner consistent with the principles of justice, fairness, and due process;

5. Record and make publicly available all hearing records, excepting those involving privileged individual information, proprietary commercial data, or material necessary for national security.

Article II. Compliance Commission

1. The World Assembly establishes the World Assembly Solicitor’s Office (“WASO”) as a subset of the WA Compliance Commission (“WACC”), and directs it to:

  1. Review investigations regarding member noncompliance;
  2. Accept reports of noncompliance from both member states and individual and sub-national entities, subject to WASO discretion;
  3. File a complaint, containing evidence and all applicable law, to the Independent Adjudicative Office and accordingly prosecute that complaint;
  4. Communicate with those member states which are the subject of the complaint and inform them of any available steps that might prevent filing of a complaint;
  5. Maintain discretion over which compliance violations to pursue.
Article III. General Accounting Office

1. The World Assembly tasks the GAO with collecting all IAO fines and crediting them against the required contribution amount due from members found compliant during the same assessment period.

Article IV. Member State Rights and Duties

1. Every inhabitant of a member state is entitled to an effective remedy against their state for all injuries to their person, property, or character by having recourse in law or equity for any right, made explicitly or implicitly by a restriction on member states, created by World Assembly law.

2. Member states may not prevent or discourage individuals or entities from cooperating with the WASO, nor from asserting any other right in this resolution, subject only to reasonable justiciability restrictions.

3. Member states may have a representative and legal counsel present at IAO hearings to act in their defense.

4. Member states must enforce the strongest sanctions available against those member states that refuse to pay IAO fines, subject only to the limitations of extant law, until the fines are paid or the issue becomes moot.

5. Member states must cooperate fully with, and not restrict or frustrate the actions of, all World Assembly committees referenced in this resolution.

Article V. World Assembly Limitations

1. The World Assembly may not restrict or frustrate IAO fine assessment or collection, nor impose limits on the extent or duration of member state obligations under this resolution.

Co-Authored by Imperium Anglorum

Votes For: 11 084 (73.4%)
Votes Against: 4 011 (26.6%)

Implemented Tue Aug 28 2018

[440 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:53 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #433

Repeal "Freedom Of Expression"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #30
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #30 "Freedom of Expression" (Category: Furtherment of Democracy, Area of Effect: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Resolving that it is profoundly immoral to permit corporations and legal persons to lie to consumers,

Believing that society as a whole can have justifiable reasons to restrict expression for public safety and to prevent the consumption or publication of materials that would damage public health, social order, or needless antagonisation,

Seeing that society should have the ability to regulate adverts and their means of distribution, eg prohibiting tobacco advertisements from being shown on childrens' television channels or placing limits on where or what can be depicted in such advertising, and

Confident that there will be a scrambling of legislative efforts to replace this resolution with more appropriate legislation that permits society to protect itself, hereby:

Repeals GA c 30 "Freedom of Expression".

Votes For: 13 250 (78.3%)
Votes Against: 3 681 (21.7%)

Implemented Thu Jun 21 2018

[433 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:13 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #418

Safeguarding Nuclear Materials
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: The World Assembly,

Understanding that there are more than six times more non-WA nations than member nations,

Noting that those nations do not have limits on their nuclear arsenals, use conditions, or any restrictions on nuclear arms whatsoever, thereby putting member nations at a considerable military disadvantage against their nearly-unlimited power,

Observing that radical elements of the Assembly could ban the manufacture of nuclear weapons after the repeal of 391 GA 'Securing Nuclear Materials from Dastardly Menaces' and 351 GA 'Nuclear Material Safeguards', meaning that a single legislative mistake could destroy us, and

Giving credence to the necessity of clause 5, as non-inclusion would lead to nuclear materials being unprotected in state collapse, creating a proliferation crisis, in which the purveyors of loose nukes must not become nuclear powers, hereby:

  1. Affirms the right of member nations to possess nuclear weapons and to use them in the case that they are attacked by hostile forces;

  2. Maintains the right of member nations to manufacture and trade nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess the materials required in such manufacture, and to acquire the materials required in such manufacture;

  3. Maintains the right of member nations to have knowledge of the manufacture and trade of nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess such knowledge, and to acquire such knowledge;

  4. Mandates that member nations take all practical actions to stop unauthorised release of the materials or disclosure of the knowledge spoken of in the above two clauses; and

  5. Directs, should no future legislation require otherwise, the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission to ensure that nuclear armaments, materials, and knowledge are secured from weaponisation by providing material assistance and phase-out assistance to nations unable to defend their own nuclear knowledge and technology.

Votes For: 14 404 (80.4%)
Votes Against: 3 501 (19.6%)

Implemented Tue Dec 12 2017

[418 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:51 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #412

Public Health And Vaccinations Act
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.

Category: Health
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Whereas it is an important matter of public health that persons be protected from the scourge of disease that may painfully kill, maim, paralyse, or cause harm of some manner or another:

And whereas the right to believe empirically incorrect information does not extend to harming others:

Now, therefore, be it enacted by this august and most excellent World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of the Delegates and Members, in this present session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :—

  1. Member nations shall require that all persons be vaccinated, given safe administration and evaluation of opportunity costs thereof, in a timely manner against any disease
    1. to which the general public may reasonably be exposed and
    2. is sufficiently infectious and virulent so as to threaten public health.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1, members will grant exceptions given force majeure, provision of which shall be retrospective, or a valid medical reason to exempt.

  3. Member nations and their governmental subdivisions shall not make transfer payments or provide inessential services, except where otherwise required by World Assembly law, to persons or the parents of minors who refuse to comply with the first and second sections of this Act.

  4. Members are permitted to pass further legislation to limit the spread of disease by unvaccinated persons, including but not limited to restrictions on school enrolment or provision of medical quarantine on travellers.

  5. Point of service costs for vaccines administered under section 1 shall not exceed minimal expense. Such vaccines shall not be altered to produce effects outside the scope of inoculation.

Votes For: 15 388 (89.9%)
Votes Against: 1 738 (10.1%)

Implemented Mon Oct 30 2017

[412 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:06 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #411

Repeal "Marriage Equality"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #410
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #410 "Marriage Equality" (Category: Human Rights, Strength: significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: This august World Assembly,

Reminding itself that (i) legislation passed by the World Assembly cannot be amended or changed, only repealed, and that any correction of the problems noted in the target resolution would first require passage of a repeal, and (ii) there are no real good reasons to keep redundant legislation around,

Observing that the target resolution creates no practical protections beyond those already established in article 1, section 3 of 35 GA 'The Charter of Civil Rights', which prohibits discrimination in any 'reductive categorisation' except in cases of 'compelling practical purposes',

Astonished by the World Assembly's foresight in passing 35 GA 'The Charter of Civil Rights' to prohibit discrimination in marriage not only on reasons of sex but on other reasons, including gender, race, faith, and all other reductive categorisations, something which this resolution, ostensibly creating 'marriage equality', does not account for,

Troubled by the target resolution's imposition of a statist conception of marriage in section 1 of the target resolution upon nations in which no conception of marriage has existed in the first place, thereby imposing an oppressive institution with preferential rights upon nations in which no such oppression previously occurred,

Recalling similar legislation in the form of 15 GA 'Freedom of Marriage Act' that was already repealed on practically these exact grounds by 313 GA, which this Assembly passed and supported overwhelmingly at supermajority levels,

Concluding that repeal of this resolution will not eliminate the already-existing protections against discrimination in marriage that both predate this resolution in and are subsumed by 35 GA 'The Charter of Civil Rights', and

Calling for replacement of this legislation and its numerous spelling errors (e.g. recognising misspelt as 'regognizing', replacing the 'c' in the word with a 'g') with a well-drafted reasonably coherent replacement,

Hereby repeals 410 GA 'Marriage Equality'.

Votes For: 12 704 (79.8%)
Votes Against: 3 219 (20.2%)

Implemented Fri Oct 20 2017

[411 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #409

Ocean Noise Reduction
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: All Businesses
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Whereas significant increases in the level of ocean noise have occurred over the last century due to the increasing use of oceanic sea routes, the expansion of navies, and fossil fuel exploration:

And whereas the oceans are international territory, meaning that protection thereof is a 'tragedy of the commons' issue which can only be solved by collective regulation:

And whereas it is the case that such noise,
  1. massively reduces fish populations, thereby reducing catches, putting strain on fisheries and threatening many coastal fishing industries,
  2. even when ambient, drowns out sonic communication, making it difficult for marine life to communicate food sources and locations, breed, etc. creating problems in survivability of adult specimens all whilst limiting marine life habitats,
  3. can rupture swim bladders and kill zooplankton larvae, threatening the food sources of other populations along the food chain:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by this august and most excellent World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of the Delegates and Members, in this present session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

  1. Member nations shall require that all maritime propulsion systems built or retrofitted after the passage of this resolution (a) include the addition of sound mufflers and (b) comply with international regulations on marine propulsion noise. Ships possessing propulsion systems which do not comply to these requirements shall be assessed a fine, consistent with their noise output, to be included in docking fees.

  2. The World Assembly Nautical Commission shall keep records of data gathered from seismic airburst surveys of the ocean floor. Where necessary to avoid 'free rider' issues, member nations are permitted to grant time-limited exclusive drilling rights to areas in which firms explore in exchange (amongst other things) for data recovered from such surveys. It may also make regulations referenced in section 1, cognisant of trade-offs between economic feasibility and associated reductions in ocean noise.

  3. Member nations shall prohibit blast fishing and the oceanic testing of weapons of mass destruction.

  4. Member nations are encouraged to:
    1. refrain from the use of active military sonar outside of wartime,
    2. reduce the geographic distribution of shipping lanes and take actions to reduce the geographic spread of shipping so as to increase the area of marine life habitats, and
    3. take further actions to reduce the level of ocean noise.

Votes For: 11 514 (76.2%)
Votes Against: 3 587 (23.8%)

Implemented Sun Oct 8 2017

[409 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #408

Ban On Secret Treaties
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Whereas secret diplomacy has been observed to

  1. cause national decision-makers to be left out of the loop of their own government's obligations during wartime, meaning that their decisions are fundamentally irrespective of the actual facts on the ground,

  2. force other nations to miscalculate their intentions, the balance of power, their obligations, and their rewards, increasing the chances of widespread conflict, and

  3. create misunderstandings between a government and the various factions of another government, leading to many disputes between governments which believe they have different or even contradictory obligations:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by this august and most excellent World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of the Delegates and Members, in this present session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :—

  1. There shall be formed a committee of the Compliance Commission, styled the 'Judicial Committee of the Compliance Commission', to oversee the publication of all laws, treaties, and international agreements, and those other tasks that may be assigned to it from time to time.

  2. All treaties and international agreements with the force of law entered into by member nations shall be published by those members and registered with the Judicial Committee of Compliance Commission, which shall promptly publish in full those treaties and international agreements.

  3. Member nations may not invoke treaties or international agreements that have not been so registered in pursuance with the second section to this resolution. Provisions relating to mandates for secrecy or non-disclosure of the text or existence of past treaties and international agreements shall cease to have effect as if those provisions did not exist upon passage.

  4. The words 'secret treaty' and all variant capitalisations thereof, excluding pluralisations, shall mean military-grade weapons and feline animals of varying sizes with tabby coats.

Votes For: 9 189 (61.4%)
Votes Against: 5 768 (38.6%)

Implemented Mon Oct 2 2017

[408 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:42 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #405

Repeal "Enabling The Disabled In Academia"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #404
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #404 "Enabling The Disabled In Academia" (Category: Education and Creativity, Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Whereas legislation passed by the World Assembly cannot be amended or changed, only repealed, and that any correction of the problems noted in the target resolution would first require passage of a repeal:

And whereas it is the case that
  1. the members of the World Assembly, and the assembly itself, have limited resources,
  2. this resolution effectively forces members to provide accommodations and various support groups in all places of education, both public and private, imposing huge costs which (for private systems especially) would be difficult or impossible to bear,
  3. it can both be cheaper for nations to provide a higher level of accommodation and support in specialised organisations more suited to persons with specific disabilities via e.g. enrolment in specialised schools,
  4. schools can serve multiple functions, but they cannot serve all functions simultaneously without compromising quality, and
  5. accommodations for one group can trade off with the welfare of another, derived simply from the fact that resources are fungible:
And whereas the resolution's definitions are unsound as
  1. the definition of 'disabled' includes practically all manner of different ailments or manners of imperfect health, their being a condition that 'limits movements, senses, or activities',
  2. that definition fails to consider such things as learning disabilities, which do not limit movement, senses, or physical activity, and therefore does not provide those accommodations which the resolution seeks, and
  3. the definition of 'disabled student', beyond the fact that knowledge is not disbursed as if it were coin, only applies to 'academic settings' which many times are not the only places of education.
And whereas this resolution offers little improvement over those protections already instituted in section 2 of the resolution 'A Promotion of Basic Education' and the resolution 'Charter of Civil Rights', while blocking the passage of mandates for effective accommodation that are currently being drafted:

And whereas the use of the phrase 'the disabled' dehumanises persons living with disabilities, reducing them to be a problem to be normalised or 'solved' whilst subsuming their identities into a single aspect of their personhood:

Now, therefore, be it enacted by the World Assembly, by and with the advice and consent of its members, and by the authority of the same, that the resolution entitled 'Enabling The Disabled in Academia' be repealed.

Votes For: 10 400 (73.7%)
Votes Against: 3 714 (26.3%)

Implemented Sun Aug 6 2017

[405 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:42 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #396

Repeal "Open Internet Order"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #395
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: General Assembly Resolution #395 "Open Internet Order" (Category: Social Justice, Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: This august World Assembly,

Restating, again that:
  1. one-size-fits-all legislation of this sort generally fails to adequately consider the specific situations in which nations may find themselves, thereby preventing them from applying relevant and situationally apt policy and
  2. it is impossible to amend legislation and patch these issues, thereby making repeal the only option,
Concerned that Open Internet Order imposes cumbersome regulations which, due to high transaction costs, cannot be worked around, thereby leading to delays in network expansion and access,

Believing that the resolution's definition of 'internet service provider' includes national governments, as many governments provide information services to their citizens so they can access information necessary for fulfilling and productive lives,

Extremely distressed by clause 6 in the resolution, empowering the Telecommunication(s) Regulatory Authority to issue fines and declaratory rulings against ISPs at its own discretion, which when combined with the general vagueness of the resolution, allows the World Assembly to use these discretionary powers to raise revenue against national governments,

Perturbed with the privacy and national security implications of permitting an international agency to examine ISP (and therefore, government) data, information, and services without any oversight, at its own discretion, allowing international bureaucrats to look into the finances of subscribers, trade secrets of domestic companies, and the security preparations of the government,

Laughing at the ineffectiveness of the resolution at actually fulfilling its goals, as its definition of 'reasonable network management' allows a massive loophole of undefined 'legal grounds', which can easily be expanded by national governments, meaning the author has created a terrifying regulatory agency which fails to actually expand access in any way, saddling the member nations with all the costs of regulation and none of the benefits,

Disappointed that the resolution provides a cut-out for governments to create unlawful content, thereby allowing them to censor information and render the benefits of creating an open Internet utterly meaningless, and

Suspecting that any consistent interpretation of the resolution is in an incredible double-bind, as either it:
  1. prevents internet providers from prioritising basic switching packets, thereby slowing down the entire network and restricting access for everyone, or
  2. falls into 'reasonable network management', which means that practically all traffic prioritisation schemes can be run through such a loophole, making the resolution meaningless,
Hereby repeals 395 GA 'Open Internet Order'.

Votes For: 14 459 (81.7%)
Votes Against: 3 232 (18.3%)

Implemented Tue Mar 21 2017

[396 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:23 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #391 [REPEALED]

Securing Nuclear Materials From Dastardly Menaces [Struck out by 392 GA]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Affirming the right of member nations to possess nuclear weapons and to use them in the case that they are attacked by hostile forces,

Concerned that there does not yet exist any legislation to protect the manufacture of nuclear weapons from being banned by the World Assembly,

Observing that there are more than six times more non-WA nations than member nations and believing that such protections are necessary for the security of member nations,

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Maintains the right of member nations to manufacture and trade nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess the materials required in such manufacture, and to acquire the materials required in such manufacture;

  2. Maintains the right of member nations to have knowledge of the manufacture and trade of nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess such knowledge, and to acquire such knowledge;

  3. Mandates that member nations take all practical actions to safeguard the manufacture and knowledge spoken of in the first two clauses from the wrong hands, especially those which conspire against the stability of member nations; and

  4. Directs the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) to ensure that nuclear materials and knowledge are secured from the wrong hands by providing funds and assistance to nations which are unable to defend their own nuclear knowledge and technology.

Votes For: 10,874 (55%)
Votes Against: 8,848 (45%)


Implemented Thu Dec 15 2016

[391 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:12 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #390

Compliance Commission
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Concerned that nations are unwilling to prosecute violators of World Assembly legislation and actively destroying evidence of crimes against humanity,

Asserting that members have an obligation to comply with policies enacted by the democratic mandate of the World Assembly as they have consented into its jurisdiction, and

Believing that cases of non-prosecution or destruction of evidence ought be investigated and archived so that a more objective conception of the truth can be established for future reference,

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Establishes and empowers the WACC, hereafter referred to as the Compliance Commission, to conduct investigations on matters vis-à-vis observance with World Assembly resolutions and thereby establish an impartial and objective factual basis for future claims of jurisdiction and prosecutions thereof;

  2. Requires both civilian and military police forces to create a liaison point with the Commission to provide evidence on war crimes in particular and adherence to WA legislation in general, and to those ends, demands that documents requested by the Commission not to be destroyed and to be handed over promptly so long as state security permits;

  3. Permits the Compliance Commission, in specific investigations, to accept information and data which are presented by non-member nations and nations not party to that investigation; allows the Compliance Commission to request the assistance of nearby nations to more accurately assess and access the facts of the matter under investigation;

  4. Strongly encourages nations to cooperate with the Compliance Commission on matters relevant to their security and conduct their own investigations into compliance with World Assembly resolutions as soon as possible; mandates the Compliance Commission inform nations of the passage of legislation, promulgation of regulations, or enactment of administrative policies relevant to their nation; and

  5. Reminds member nations that this resolution establishes the Compliance Commission as a truth-seeking commission and does not grant it the ability to enforce or compel warrants, subpoenas, or judicial action on any nation, its leaders, or its citizens.

Votes For: 13,286 (70%)
Votes For: 5,812 (30%)

Implemented Sun Dec 11 2016

[390 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:57 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #386

Reducing Statelessness
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Aware that people have been deprived of their citizenship by unscrupulous states to prevent them from exercising their societally guaranteed political rights,

Believing that this unjustly prevents people from exercising those rights to which they are rightfully entailed, and

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Prohibits nations from depriving a national of their nationality should such an action leave that national stateless; mandates that no national will be deprived of their nationality without the due process of law;

  2. Expands the remit of the Global Emigration, Security, Travel And Passport Organisation, hereafter referred as the Passport Organisation, to include the issuance of World Assembly identification documents and passports to the former nationals of member states who have been deprived of their nationality by their government;

  3. Determines that nations are to recognise passports verifiably and legitimately issued by both other member nations and by constituted World Assembly agencies as valid passports; reminds member nations that no mandates are here imposed on the nature of their border controls; and

  4. Requires that these passports follow the Passport Organisation's international norms on the standards for security and identification in all internationally recognised passports.

Votes For: 14,100 (80%)
Votes Against: 3,517 (20%)

Implemented Mon Oct 24 2016

[386 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:36 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #381

Repeal "Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #380
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #380: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act (Category: Health; Area of Effect: International Aid) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The General Assembly,

Confident that humanitarian aid has already been expanded by passing such resolutions as 340 GA "Access to Humanitarian Aid" and 51 GA "Humanitarian Aid Coordination";

Concerned about a number of issues with the resolution that cause unintended consequences, most of which were not picked up due to the premature submission and passage of the target resolution;

Conceding that repeal is the only option, as it is impossible to amend legislation and patch these issues;

Worried about the incredible costs associated with:

  1. forcing governments to expand their public sectors and subsidise rebuilding efforts when a nation may simply choose to move people out of harm's way via evacuation and

  2. transportation to and fro for foreigners at the national expense;
Troubled by the possibility of using this resolution to bypass quarantine regulations, since the resolution fails to provide any clauses allowing nations to prevent aid workers from entering quarantine areas; and

Flabbergasted with the requirement in 380 GA § 6(b) of rewarding nations which are unwilling to help their own citizens by wasting World Assembly funds in paying private organisations to provide 'aid' without any necessary oversight to ensure that World Assembly contributions are not wasted, squandered, or used to commit crimes against the people which this resolution would ostensibly help; hereby

Repeals 380 GA "Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act".

Votes For: 10,879 (75%)
Votes Against: 3,533 (25%)

Implemented Thu Jul 28 2016

[381 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:06 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #377

Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #372
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #372: Preventing Animal Abuse (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Applauding the World Assembly’s stance on the paternalising and ethnocentric treatment of animals,

Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of overarching legislation, believing the provisions set forth are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights, and

Observing it is impossible to amend resolutions to patch problems and therefore convinced that the only way to resolve issues is by repealing the target resolution and replacing it with a new resolution,

This august World Assembly hereby:

1. Protests against the implicit moral supremacy in the resolution, imposing an ethnocentric 'morality' upon all nations from the feelings of a subset of World Assembly members and thereby committing a blow against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their independently formulated religious rights and societal traditions;

2. Recognises that clauses 1 and 3 prevent member nations from taking action to avert ecosystem collapse and preserve the natural environment by intervening against invasive predator species;

3. Notes that this resolution, with its overly-broad definition of animal, makes it illegal for people to exterminate ants, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects while also requiring member nations to pass laws that make such actions illegal;

4. Observes that:

  1. clause 4 'requires ... any person who keeps an animal to provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care necessary to promote the health of the animal and avoid suffering and disease', which thereby prohibits all forms of medical testing, and that

  2. to ensure that drugs are safe and effective to consume, animal testing is required to reduce lethal risks when conducting clinical trials for new pharmaceutical compounds as required by 82 GA 'Universal Clinical Trials Act';
5. Believes the safety of pharmaceutical products and the speedy development of new drugs is increasingly important in an age of antibiotic resistance and globally spreading diseases; and therefore considers 372 GA harmful towards the development of new treatments for a wide array of currently-incurable diseases;

6. Repeals 372 GA 'Preventing Animal Abuse'.

Votes For: 11,285 (81%)
Votes Against: 2,720 (19%)

Implemented Tue Jun 28 2016

[377 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat May 07, 2016 7:36 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #367

Repeal "Preservation of Artefacts"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #363
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #363: Preservation of Artefacts (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: This august World Assembly,

Concerned about the failure of adequately define 'historical significance' and establish a bar which would adequately and effectively determine what needs to be preserved;

Cognisant that there are over twenty-five thousand World Assembly member nations and that 363 GA creates an International Historical Archive, which is charged with the creation of a museum which will 'generations current and future to learn of civilisations past and present';

Baffled at the likely projected costs of such a project given the number of civilisations which have existed both in the past and the present;

Certain that the 'WA funds' which are alluded to in 363 GA § 2 are not endless and that the source of those funds originates from member nations, thereby requiring more and more funds over time as history does not end;

Concerned that culturally significant military targets, even if they are currently used as active military installations, are protected from destruction, even if those targets would facilitate the loss of many lives; and

Believing that protection of cultural artefacts is already ensured by 287 GA 'Cultural Site Protection'; hereby

Repeals 363 GA, 'Preservation of Artefacts'.

Votes For: 13,328 (68%)
Votes Against: 6,337 (32%)

Implemented Fri Apr 29 2016

[367 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:34 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

General Assembly Resolution #366

Repeal "Stopping Suicide Seeds"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #249
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Convinced that regulation to prevent the exploitation of farmers is preferable to an outright ban of a technology which has considerable utility in limiting the spread of transgenic crops,

Concerned that these restrictions place an unnecessary technological constraint on food production that increases the chance of famine as populations grow faster than food output,

Noting that the target resolution does not ban the domestic for-proft production of these seeds whilst burdening governments with unnecessary restrictions that compromise competitiveness, technological advantages, trade secrets, and national autonomies, and

Believing that 249 GA's ban on a 'genetic modification technique that renders the seeds of a plant sterile' would make it significantly harder to protect native species from the accidental spread of transgenic organisms without prohibitively expensive administrative protocols,

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Objects to the ban on 'government funding [of] any for-profit entity that is engaged in GURT or [its] research', as nations should be able to fund those emergent technologies they believe are necessary to maintain their competitiveness in the global economy;

  2. Protests the fact that private companies must disclose trade secrets developed after significant investment to a world agency without any guarantee that their investments will be protected, opening the door for foreign corporate espionage;

  3. Disapproves of the ban on 'transport across a national border, without preapproval from WAFDRA, of any plant or seed that has been modified using GURT' as national governments are quite able to regulate their own foodstuffs without the pre-approval of an inefficient international committee;

  4. Hopes for replacement legislation that corrects these issues without the collateral damage noted to the environment, national competitiveness, technological advantages, trade secrets, and national autonomies;

  5. Repeals 249 GA 'Stopping Suicide Seeds'.
Votes For: 16,428 (82%)
Votes Against: 3,589 (18%)

Implemented Thu Apr 21 2016

[366 GA on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:47 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

World Assembly Resolution #351 [REPEALED]

Nuclear Material Safeguards [Struck out by 361 GA]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Affirming the right of member nations to possess nuclear weapons and to use them in the case that they are attacked by hostile forces,

Concerned that there does not yet exist any legislation to protect the manufacture of nuclear weapons from being banned by the World Assembly,

Observing that there are more than six times more non-WA nations than member nations and believing that such protections are necessary for the security of member nations,

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Maintains the right of member nations to manufacture and trade nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess the materials required in such manufacture, and to acquire the materials required in such manufacture;

  2. Maintains the right of member nations to have knowledge of the manufacture and trade of nuclear weapons or reactors, to possess such knowledge, and to acquire such knowledge;

  3. Mandates that member nations take all practical actions to safeguard the manufacture and knowledge spoken of in the first two clauses from the wrong hands, especially those which conspire against the stability of member nations; and

  4. Directs the Nuclear Energy Safety Commission (NESC) to ensure that nuclear materials and knowledge are secured from the wrong hands by providing funds and assistance to nations which are unable to defend their own nuclear knowledge and technology.

Votes For: 7,729 (51%)
Votes Against: 7,500 (49%)


Implemented Tue Dec 1 2015

[WAR351 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:41 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

World Assembly Resolution #350

Repeal "Nuclear Security Convention"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #292
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA Resolution #292: Nuclear Security Convention (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Remembering the use of this resolution in an attempt to repeal 10 GA, the Nuclear Arms Possession Act, which allows World Assembly nations to have nuclear weapons, and therefore considering this a threat to the stability of the international system itself and

Believing that the threat of 'uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear technology, particularly by non-members who are not bound by the conventions of international law' mentioned in the Nuclear Security Convention, hereafter referred to as the Convention, is an over-exaggerated menace which cannot be affected by World Assembly legislation anyway,

This august World Assembly;

  1. Objects to the clause that member states are to '[prevent] the transfer of nuclear technology, design specifications, and materials if there is reason to suspect that they will be weaponised', as:

    1. this prevents the transfer of nuclear propulsion technologies in warships, for the nuclear technology is weaponised by putting it inside that ship and by preventing that transfer, degrades the ability of nations to assist in collective defence,

    2. this also prevents the transfer of nuclear materials and specifications inside countries, as there is no limiting statement on to where such transfers are permitted and by preventing that transfer, prohibits nations from moving nuclear materials within their own sovereign borders,

    3. this also prevents the transfer of nuclear technologies used for energy production, for suspicion is always cast on nuclear fission due to the easy reapplication of peaceful technologies to weapon production (the only differences being that of reaction control and purity) and by preventing that transfer, prevents cheap and available electricity from being more readily available, and

    4. this also prevents the transfer of specifications of any kind as the criteria for suspicion are not as of yet settled and by preventing that transfer, increases the likelihood of nuclear disasters by depriving scientists of important knowledge and safety procedures;
  2. Questions the enforceability of the clause referenced in (1), no matter how sophisticated and Latinate this appears in comparison to a previous legislation's reference of 'wrong hands';

  3. Objects, with shoe-banging, to the enforceability of a requirement that 'all measures necessary and practical' be taken, as the extent to these measures is as of yet undefined in their extent;

  4. Disapproves of the failure of the World Assembly to protect indigenous and foreign nuclear technologies and materials and thereby leaving open a path to ban nuclear weapons by prohibiting their supply chain; this Assembly hereby;

  5. Repeals the Nuclear Security Convention.
Votes For: 10,269
Votes Against: 3,764

Implemented Sat Nov 21 2015

[WAR350 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:40 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

World Assembly Resolution #337

Repeal "Prohibiting Animal Abuse"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #335
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA Resolution #335: Prohibiting Animal Abuse (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Applauding the World Assembly’s stance on the paternal and protectively patronising treatment of animals,

Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of large overreaching legislation, not matter the author, and,

Believing that the provisions set forth in this resolution are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights,

This august World Assembly;

  1. Objects to the current state of affairs, where sapient beings are not given the same overarching protections as non-sapient animals;

  2. Protests against the whiff of moral supremacy in the resolution, deciding the morals and requirements of all nations based on the morality of a subset of World Assembly members, thereby committing a crime against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their religious and societal traditions;

  3. Considers that the resolution's prohibition of self-defence against animals as harmful to sentient populations, since:

    1. the killing of an animal which is attacking a person would clearly be an intentional actions which inflicts physical trauma or intense pain on an animal,

    2. this is not itself not excepted in clause (3), the clause which contains exceptions placed there to appease certain outspoken members of the World Assembly,

    3. and thus, prohibits the killing of an animal in the case of an attack;
  4. Chuckles at the imprecision of the definition of animal in this resolution, as jellyfish, a collection of microscopic species of non-person animal, are given the protections of this resolution, even when they lack a nervous system capable of feeling pain or many other types of negative stimulus;

  5. Seriously recognises the implications of the above clause, as this would mean that the definition of animal would include all manners of species which are poisonous, invasive, or destructive to ecosystem health and hence grant the same protections to those undesirable types of animal;

  6. Derides the doublethink necessary to state in the same resolution that (i) all abuse of sentient non-person mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or fish should be prohibited in clause 2, (ii) unless the animal is raised for butcher, slaughter, or the killing of persons, in clause (3).b and (3).e and thus, all right;

  7. Observes that in cases where animal reproduction or needs is not entirely understood, putting an animal in a zoological garden is illegal, since this would endanger the 'long term health and safety of the animal' in clause 4;

  8. Hopes that this resolution is to be replaced by a more acceptable alternative without the flaws of this current resolution;

  9. Repeals this unfortunately flawed yet well-intentioned resolution which prohibits animal abuse.
Votes For: 9,465
Votes Against: 1,961

Implemented Wed Jul 22 2015

[WAR337 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:10 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

World Assembly Resolution #333

Preserving Antimicrobials
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.

Category: Health
Area of Effect: Research
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: Recalling the gradual evolution of organisms through natural selection over many generations and the growing resistance of microbes to chemical therapies due to that evolution,

Remembering that resistant microbes are spread through international borders without consideration of the state of public health in those countries,

Believing that the success of modern health initiatives is due in part to our effective use of antibiotics and antimicrobials,

Concerned about the consequences of inaction on this front and resulting effects on later generations,

Worried about how previously helpful interventions may no longer be effective and the resulting increase in the lethality of infections for all people leading to the end of an era free from constant epidemics,

Convinced that immediate action is necessary to stay ahead of this evolved resistance to chemical interventions,

The World Assembly hereby:

1. Instructs the World Health Authority to create a mechanism of monitoring the spread of antimicrobial resistance in all member nations and international zones or borders as well as publish a report on a periodic basis to inform about the status and prevalence of such resistance;

2. Establishes an ‘Antimicrobial Resistance Workgroup’ inside the World Health Authority to coordinate between nations on this topic and inform member nations about relevant consequences of possible public health policies;

3. Mandates immediate action to be taken to lower infection rates in all places of treatment as well as public and private areas to improve public health and lower the need of chemical therapies, actions which may include:

  1. education of medical practitioners on the correct usage of antimicrobials,

  2. educational literature on the necessity of completing a full course of antimicrobials,

  3. severely limiting the amount of antimicrobial substances exposed to livestock, and

  4. large investments in infection control;
4. Recommends that nations keep detailed statistics to monitor the prevalence and spread of resistant microbes;

5. Encourages development of new antibiotics through government-sponsored contests and grants to stay ahead of evolving resistance to already widespread chemical therapies for infection.

Votes For: 10,424
Votes Against: 1,865

Implemented Fri Jul 3 2015

[WAR333 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
by Imperium Anglorum
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Passed General Assembly Resolutions
Replies: 457
Views: 442855

World Assembly Resolution #329

Repeal "Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #328
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum

Description: WA Resolution #328: Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Distressed and mortified that 'Rights of Indigenous Peoples' would allow culturally distinct minority groups to circumvent the legitimate authority of member nations, as the resolution attempts to '[prohibit] member nations from ... limiting [indigenous] culture[s]' in clause (5),

Maintaining that it is a violation of human rights to make some groups 'more equal' than others,

Concerned that the resolution permits ritual murder, as ritual murders are not prohibited by international law,

Believing that ritual murder is immoral and a violation of human rights,

Further disapproving of the resolution as it prohibits governments from pursuing public health initiatives or executing infrastructure programmes for economic development in their own sovereign territory if there are beliefs to the contrary,

Confident that international economic development is important for the functioning of the free society and building of the modern society,

The World Assembly hereby,

Repeals the resolution on the 'Rights of Indigenous Peoples'.

Votes For: 9,876
Votes Against: 4,693

Implemented Sun Jun 7 2015

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