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[PASSED] Repeal "Medical Blockade Restriction"

Postby Connopolis » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 am

UNDERSTANDING that in the course of international affairs, nations may from time to time place trade blockades on other nations.

REGRETTING that at times said blockades might restrict life saving drugs and personnel from attending the sick and wounded in the blocked nations.

ASSERTING that life is fundamentally more important than political or international affairs.

The World Assembly,

DEFINES Medical Supplies as any item used directly in life saving actions, or those used to sustain life after injury or disease.

DEFINES Medical Personnel as civilian doctors, nurses, or paramedical personnel

REQUIRES any blocking force or forces to grant vessels carrying medical supplies and personnel passage.

PERMITS the searching of delivery vessels in accordance with WA statues.

PROHIBITS the blocking of delivery of medical supplies or personnel to the citizens of blockaded nations.


The General Assembly,

LAUDING the intent of GAR#74 - that being, to allow medical supplies and personnel to freely pass through blockades in order to ensure that individuals are not harmed as a result of political conflict,

WHOLLY AGREEING with the assertion that "[L]ife is fundamentally more important than political or international affairs,"

YET ASTUTELY AWARE that no amount of meritorious intent can compensate for the flaws of any text,

ACKNOWLEDGING that GAR#74 stated, in relevant part:

"REQUIRES any blocking force or forces to grant vessels carrying medical supplies and personnel passage."

APPALLED that such a provision effectively negates the purpose of a blockade, in the sense that any vessel, regardless of its intended content, can be granted free passage through a blockade, so long as it contains medical supplies and personnel.

PERPLEXED by how a World Assembly Statue can be used to guide the searching of delivery vessels, and further contending that such searches are ineffective given that passage cannot be prevented as long as the vessel contains medical supplies and/or personnel, regardless of its other contents.

DESIROUS of a resolution that effectively ensures the transportation of necessities of sapient life, such as medical supplies, while simultaneously allowing nations to enforce their blockades.

Due to these enumerated reasons,

THE WORLD ASSEMBLY THEREFORE REPEALS GAR#74


Something my delegation has been privately working on for several weeks. Comments, criticism, etc, is much appreciated.
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Postby Hiriaurtung Arororugul » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 am

Fully supportive of the repeal.

Check your spelling. Personnel only has one "l". Appalled has two "l"s.
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Postby Connopolis » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:32 am

Hiriaurtung Arororugul wrote:Fully supportive of the repeal.

Check your spelling. Personnel only has one "l". Appalled has two "l"s.


Thank you, honorable General. Also, I'll make the necessary edits.

Yours in many thanks,

OOC: I'm used to my usual computer automatically spell checking things. My bad. :oops:
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Postby Moronist Decisions » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:34 am

Flaws observed and agreed. Support.

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Postby Glen-Rhodes » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:35 am

Glen-Rhodes voiced these concerns during the original drafting phrase of WAR#74. Ensuring adequate medical attention to citizens within an embargoed nation could be done by a more tailored resolution dealing with bonafide humanitarian medical organizations. We support this repeal.

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Postby Hiriaurtung Arororugul » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:36 am

Personnel should also have two "n"s. Seems my spell check wasn't working properly either.
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Postby Paper Flowers » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Given the potential for abuse of the resolution as it stands, we are in full support of a repeal.
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Postby Burton Industries WA Office » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:50 pm

This has our support as well.
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Postby Lulzvenia » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Supported.

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Postby Glenn » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:34 pm

We support this repeal.
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Postby Connopolis » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:10 am

I'm shocked by the level of support expressed. I will leave this thread for several more days, and if there are no concerns raised, I'll submit and campaign for the proposal.

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Postby Vaugania » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:13 am

I support this repeal.
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Postby Nullarnish WA Mission » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:51 am

This has our full support.



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Postby Soviet Canuckistan » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:58 pm

This proposal raises some excellent questions and has excellent and has excellent answers so we are in favour of this repeal and hopefully a rewrite of the current proposal an be made.

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Postby Snefaldia » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:26 pm

My Lord High Chancellor's government is pleased to see this repeal addresses the serious shortcomings of the target resolution, and has the support of the government and people of the States-Federation.

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Postby Glenn » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:10 pm

We support.
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Postby Black Marne » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:48 pm

As usual, Dr. Forshaw, you have my nation's backing. And as I am now the official delegate to my own region, I can hopefully aid you a little more in getting this passed.

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Postby Connopolis » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:52 pm

Submitted for a test run. I thank those who have expressed their support, both on the thread, and via telegram.

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Postby Cerberion » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:34 pm

I'll support this repeal.

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Postby Knootoss » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:11 am

Full support. "WA statues" in the original resolution needs a [sic]!

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Postby Frenequesta » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:31 am

We give our support as well. The loopholes in the resolution become bigger with more thought and may eventually make the resolution meaningless. We would support a clearer resolution as well.
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Postby Salma » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:37 am

Due to the massive loopholes in the previous legislation, Salma stands behind this repeal.

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Postby Damanucus » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:10 pm

I've put my weight behind the repeal, in the hope that the wording in any replacement gets repaired (namely, remove "REQUIRES any blocking force or forces to grant vessels carrying medical supplies and personnel passage" as it clashes with "PROHIBITS the blocking of delivery of medical supplies or personnel to the citizens of blockaded nations" in terms of both slight duplicity and slight contradiction, as has been brought up already in the repeal).

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Postby Falcania » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:14 am

I congratulate and laud you for your progress so far, but I am concerned that no replacement legislation has been drafted as of yet.
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Postby Mousebumples » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:17 am

Falcania wrote:I congratulate and laud you for your progress so far, but I am concerned that no replacement legislation has been drafted as of yet.

If you feel a replacement is necessary, I would recommend drafting something yourself. The author of a repeal is not obligated to draft a replacement (and, to be honest, probably does not have the time to focus his attentions on both projects simultaneously).

We have a saying back in Mousebumples: the translation approximates to If you want something done right, do it yourself.

If YOU want a replacement draft, why aren't YOU drafting one?
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