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by Auralia
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:41 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Preventing the Execution of Innocents
Replies: 336
Views: 10129

Some initial comments: 1. We request that the following clause, or one that is substantially similar, be added to the proposal: Member states are permitted to employ capital punishment for grave crimes and to regulate the practice within their jurisdiction, subject to the provisions of this resoluti...
by Auralia
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:18 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

I don't see how that has any meaningful difference from a normal ICC. If your alternatives are: ⋅ ICC and ⋅ ICC, just run in your country, There really isn't a difference other than extradition cost? And not moving the prisoner so that the prisoner can more easily escape? I thin...
by Auralia
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:54 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Repeal "Administrative Compliance Act"
Replies: 42
Views: 1751

[DRAFT] Repeal "Administrative Compliance Act"

Repeal "Administrative Compliance Act" Category : Repeal | Resolution : GAR #440 Acknowledging the important role of the World Assembly in coordinating an effective and appropriate response to non-compliance with General Assembly resolutions, Regretting that GAR #440, "Administrative...
by Auralia
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:56 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

I'm now going to critique the repeal's arguments in depth: 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 schem...
by Auralia
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:35 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Legality Challenge:Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 21
Views: 1278

For what it's worth, I agree that "prohibits the Assembly from establish an international court" has only one reasonable meaning, and that it therefore violates the Honest Mistake rule. 0/6 of an opinion. I think CD marked the proposal illegal while it was in the queue for this reason. OU...
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:27 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Legality Challenge:Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 21
Views: 1278

I didn't see this when I told Auralia to file a challenge. :oops: Well, Aclion and I are arguing subtly different things, I think. I would imagine that you'd prefer to consolidate both claims into a single thread, though, so unless you say otherwise I won't file a second challenge. I posted in the ...
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:23 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

Aclion wrote:Stealing my thunder eh? :lol2:

Not exactly. I think you and I are claiming slightly different things, as I discuss in your challenge thread.
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:20 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Legality Challenge:Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 21
Views: 1278

This challenge is similar to, though not quite the same as, the point I raised in the At Vote thread . Aclion here argues that 3(b) does not prohibit retrial if the prosecution was a sham. I would argue that 3(b) does not prohibit retrial under any circumstance, because 3(b) is just an exception to ...
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:12 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

OOC: I don't think I see it. IA argues that the lack of a court creates that risk, not that the resolution necessarily prohibits itself. It can be construed as a criticism of the law in the context of extant law. And all you need to avoid an HM violation is a colorable argument. If he had said the ...
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:04 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

Believing that a lack of such a court means: b. victims of war crimes and other crimes against humanity are unlikely to receive justice, as (i) even when prosecutions occur, they will likely be in friendly jurisdictions, meaning that they will be slaps on the wrist and (ii) section 3(b) prohibits a...
by Auralia
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:38 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DISCARDED] Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

We are obviously opposed to this repeal for the same reason we have historically opposed the establishment of an international criminal court. However, this repeal is likely to pass. Accordingly, would Imperium Anglorum be willing to accept a compromise where a hypothetical WA international criminal...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:38 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

My IC nation cares far more that members of the WA operate on equal playing fields than about the substance of your law. I'm afraid prioritizing standardization over substance makes little sense to me, but it's your nation. Separatist Peoples is imaginary, and the moral fiber of an imaginary place ...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

I don't understand why you guys believe voluntary sanctions are useful when they don't happen at all. Saudi Arabia tortures and disappears feminist activists. Where are the super-sanctions? The PRC disappears its population, murders thousands every year, does forced organ harvesting on missionaries...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:26 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

I'm merely pointing out that this resolution only really does anything with regards to issues like abortion. No, it deals with people who are not compliant. Nations that refuse to ban slavery or discriminate wildly are subject to the same enforcement mechanisms. The weighing here should be really c...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:23 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

There is a big difference between individual noncompliance and national noncompliance, to my mind. A significant portion of real world non-compliance is indeed national non-compliance -- in the form of refusing to ratify or abide by treaties, to respect the judgments of international tribunals, to ...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:28 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

OOC: Willful disregard for the underlying roleplay and the OOC rules to avoid the consequences of losing on a point you feel strongly about sounds a lot like pleading for special treatment. All members can resign at any point. All members can effect repeals of any resolution they dislike. Beyond th...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

Legitimate noncompliance isn't a thing. Sorry. No points for Auralia, the ball is returned to the opposition. That's one of the very points at dispute here. From an IC point of view, clearly there is some objective standard by which we judge World Assembly policy, which is why we repeal it from tim...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

Ooc: at what point do we stop bothering writing proposals if none of them will be obeyed? Tolerating this kind of roleplay without it enriching the experience is destructive to the game. If you're gonna pack up your toys and declare that nobody else can touch them, just go home, because that doesnt...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Administrative Compliance Act
Replies: 321
Views: 12147

((OOC: You guys realize that people will just roleplay non-compliance with the ACA, right? Auralia certainly isn't going to impose the "strongest sanctions available" on member states who refuse to pay severe fines due to legitimate or trivial non-compliance, because such punishments are e...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:46 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Limitations on Compliance Enforcement
Replies: 68
Views: 2335

Out of curiosity, what would be the consequence of failing to prepare such a notice? Failing to prepare such a notice would constitute a failure to comply with a provision of a General Assembly resolution, rendering the member state subject to the voluntary sanctions authorized by the proposal. Mar...
by Auralia
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:09 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Freedom of Expression for Organisations
Replies: 165
Views: 13903

Auralia is opposed to any proposal declaring that associations of individuals have fewer free speech rights than individuals themselves. Individuals should not lose their free speech rights simply because they decide to exercise them in association with others. Martin Russell Chief Ambassador, Aural...
by Auralia
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:36 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Limitations on Compliance Enforcement
Replies: 68
Views: 2335

The proposal has undergone substantial revisions to address the issue raised by Christian Democrats. It no longer makes references to higher obligations of any kind. Rather than restrict the circumstances under which the World Assembly may impose a punitive measure for non-compliance to cases where ...
by Auralia
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:31 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Limitations on Compliance Enforcement
Replies: 68
Views: 2335

4 hours ago: Christian Democrats: Illegal — Contradiction Rule: section 2(c) violates the "supremacy of international law" clause in Resolution 2, Rights and Duties of WA States. Previous legislation, by declaring international law supreme, forecloses the recognition of "higher oblig...
by Auralia
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:01 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Recusal guidelines and the proposal queue
Replies: 12
Views: 477

They serve different functions. We use the CP the way the mods do: to keep it clear. We only offer explanations by way of recordkeeping, not to form precedent or replace rulings. Sure, but I think the logic justifying recusal in the first place still applies. If one has a conflict of interest with ...
by Auralia
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Recusal guidelines and the proposal queue
Replies: 12
Views: 477

The Control Panel isn't afforded nearly the same kind of care we give to Challenges, because they aren't cooperative rulings. Control Panel decisions are custodial in nature. There isn't generally deliberation involved, and the language of the guideline considers deliberation. Yes, I agree that the...
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