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World Assembly Resolution #99 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:43 am

Multilateral Prosecution Act [Struck out by Resolution #294]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Unibotian WA Mission

Description: The General Assembly,

Applauding the work of previous and currently adopted legislation to establish perimeters for international territory, and the elimination of servitude, terrorism and international piracy on a coordinated multilateral platform,

Resolving to address the common and legally problematic circumstance of a stateless person who has been captured by a joint effort of member nations,

Endeavoring to ensure that the work of multilateral efforts is not negated,

Hereby Solemnly,

1. Defines, for the purposes of this document,
(a) “Stateless” as the political status of belonging to no nationality;
(b) "Multilateral Effort" as a group of multiple WA member nations working in conjunction with one another to capture an accused criminal or a group of accused criminals;

2. Requires that all stateless detainees captured by a multilateral effort under the provisions of WA legislation must be transported safely to the International Courthouse for Multilateral Prosecution (ICMP);

3. Stipulates that once in the custody of the multilateral effort, and in their continued detainment by the ICMP, the detainee must be provided the following …
(a) Necessary security from the appropriate authorities to assure their continued detainment and protection from outside forces;
(b) Freedoms and necessities of life that are assured to them under WA legislation;

4. Affirms the duty of the ICMP to try accused stateless detainees captured by a multilateral effort, for crimes established by World Assembly resolutions;

5. Specifies that the ICMP...
(a) Will devise and implement a developed arrangement for adjudication, that is primarily focused on addressing the law with a fair and balanced approach. The system will include representation by attorney, self-representation, public defenders, documentation, stenographic transcripts, judicial rulings, a system for appeals of court rulings -- and any other device of the law that allows the ICMP to function more fairly and balanced with respect to the laws of the World Assembly;
(b) Shall reflect the legal and judicial systems that the World Assembly promotes for member nations in its future, and past regulations;
(c) Has the right and duty to solve any disputes over proper legal conventions in the ICMP;

6. Demands that defendants found guilty of some or all of their accused crimes may be subject to any of the following sentences at the discretion of the ICMP…
(a) Enforced reparation;
(b) Incarceration;
(c) Rehabilitation;

7. Further demands that any facilities rented and/or used for one of the aforementioned sentences shall be...
(a) Prudently chosen and transparently observed by the ICMP;
(b) In the possession of a member nation;
(c) In compliance with WA legislation;
(d) Appropriately reimbursed by the World Assembly for all services provided to conduct the aforementioned sentence(s);

8. Declares that all defendants found innocent of all or some of their accused crimes must be appropriately reimbursed by the World Assembly, at the judicious discretion of the ICMP;

9. Outlaws the use of capital punishment against, or otherwise, murder of a stateless individual;

10. Clarifies that the ICMP must conduct all of its proceedings with full compliance to the laws and regulations of the World Assembly;

Votes For: 3,881
Votes Against: 1,893


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World Assembly Resolution #100 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:44 am

Anti-Cyberterrorism Act [Struck out by Resolution #278]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: American Capitalist

Description: The World Assembly,

OBSERVING that a single person, known as a cyberterrorist, can potentially cause strife and havoc to the world of information technology, with relatively little funds, equipment or experience;

FURTHER OBSERVING that most cyberterrorists act and plan either individually or in groups on the internet;

BELIEVING that it is crucial to warn member states on potential cyberterror threats that may be directed at them from radical or violent groups or individuals, so they can take action to defend themselves from such attacks;

FURTHER BELIEVING that member states should also respect, as best as possible, civil liberties and the individual right to privacy when tackling cyberterrorism;

Hereby,

DEFINES for the purpose of this resolution:
• Information technology, as the development, implementation, and maintenance of computing devices and software systems to organize and communicate information electronically;
• Cyberterrorism: as any premeditated, politically or ideologically motivated attack, or threat thereof, through the use of information technology, against information or telecommunication networks, computer systems, computer programs, and data, which results in significant disruption, distress or losses of physical, economic, or infrastructural nature to targets, by sub-national groups or agents;
• Internet Service Provider(ISP): as any person or entity that operates or resells and controls any facility used to provide Internet access directly to the public;

DECLARES that conspiring, planning, carrying out, funding or aiding acts of cyberterrorism shall be outlawed in all member states, and that member states will commit to prosecute violators to the fullest extent possible in their jurisdiction;

FORBIDS member states from conspiring, planning, carrying out, funding or aiding acts of cyberterrorism, and requires member states who carry out such activities to cease and desist immediately;

REQUIRES member states and ISPs to do as much as possible within their jurisdiction to prevent and combat cyberterrorism at home and abroad, with respect given to civil liberties and the individual right to privacy under applicable national and international laws;

URGES member states to share information with each other on individuals and organizations who are suspected or known to have a history of cyberterrorism to combat the spread of cyberterrorist activities on to the international level, while respecting applicable national and international laws regarding privacy;

FURTHER URGES member states to coordinate counter-cyberterrorism activities against such cyberterrorist groups;

REQUIRES member states to freeze the assets of cyberterrorist individuals or organizations which may be used to support international cyberterrorist acts - including but not limited to: funds, computers or storage devices;

CALLS FOR member states to shut down ISPs that knowingly hosts and allows cyberterrorist activities to originate from their servers;

RECOMMENDS member states to ban or restrict convicted individual cyberterrorists from computer activity;

FURTHER RECOMMENDS member states to raise awareness about cyberterrorism and educate the general populace about protecting themselves from such attacks.

Co-Authored by Charlotte Ryberg

Votes For: 3,330
Votes Against: 2,955


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World Assembly Resolution #101

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:41 am

Repeal "The Clean Water Resolution"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #96
Proposed by: Grays Harbor

Description: WA Resolution #96: The Clean Water Resolution (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

RECOGNIZING the vital importance of access to water,

HOWEVER REGRETTING that this particular resolution was rushed to a vote despite being environmentally and economically impractical,

APPALLED that the resolution gives the World Assembly Water Purification and Treatment (WAWPT) the unlimited power to divert water from one nation to another,

NOTING that the diversion of water can have disastrous environmental and economic consequences, including climate change, destruction of habitats, adverse health effects, interference with shipping, and destruction of fisheries,

DISMAYED that the resolution does not require the WAWPT to provide compensation to governments or private parties from whom it diverts water,

CONCERNED that the WAWPT's mandate to create a universal water system is unnecessarily expensive in duplicating the efforts of domestic government agencies and private companies that already provide water service,

PERPLEXED at the resolution's failure to provide definitions of "toxic materials" and "contamination,"

DISTRESSED that the resolution could be construed to ban additives to water that are beneficial to public health,

TROUBLED that the resolution fails to promote - let alone mention - water conservation as the conservation of water may negate or at least lessen the need for the diversion of clean water,

WORRIED that the clause regarding basic education is short on details, which may result in a nation being compliant while not upholding the true spirit of the resolution by, perhaps, educating their people on how to make water toxic as a part of military training,

HEREBY REPEALS Resolution 96, "The Clean Water Resolution."

Authored by The Federal Republic of New Rockport

Votes For: 4,285
Votes Against: 1,537

Implemented Wed Jun 23 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #102 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:44 am

International Criminal Court [Struck out by Resolution #293]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Quelesh

Description: The Assembled Nations of the World,

APPALLED that sapient beings are still subjected to genocide, war crimes and other atrocities;

VEXED that there now exists no international justice system by which to try the perpetrators of these heinous crimes should their home nations refuse to do so;

DEFINING, for the purpose of this resolution:

A. "Genocide" as any act intended to destroy, in whole or in part, any group of sapient beings on the basis of a shared ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, culture, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age or age range or any other identifiable real or perceived characteristic

B. "War crimes" as any of the following committed as part of armed conflict:
1. Military actions that intentionally target civilians, resulting in civilian casualties
2. Murder, torture or other cruel or degrading treatment of prisoners of war or surrendered enemies
3. Mass internment or use for slave labor of civilians
4. Excessive destruction of occupied areas or natural resources
5. The use of nuclear, chemical, biological or radiological weapons against a civilian population with foreknowledge of likely civilian casualties

C. "Crimes against humanity" as any of the following committed as part of a systematic attack on a population of sapient beings:
1. Murder
2. Torture or other cruel, degrading or inhumane treatment
3. Forced sterilization or acts of sexual violence
4. Forced population transfer;

hereby ESTABLISH the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the purpose of bringing to justice those responsible for the above crimes;

AUTHORIZE the ICC to issue arrest warrants for any person ("wanted person") suspected of these crimes if their home jurisdiction refuses to bring them to justice, unless an extant WA resolution requires they be tried elsewhere;

INSIST that no warrant be issued by the ICC without probable cause;

REQUIRE member states to arrest wanted persons within their jurisdictions and extradite them to the ICC;

STRONGLY URGE member states to pursue the extradition of wanted persons not under their jurisdictions by all legal and peaceful means;

TASK the ICC with trying those accused and sentencing those convicted, subject to the following:

A. The ICC shall contract with a member state to hold pre-trial detainees ("defendants") and to house, for the duration of their sentences, those convicted by the ICC ("convicts") and sentenced to incarceration

B. Defendants have the following rights: a reasonably speedy trial, competent legal representation, to call witnesses on their behalf and examine witnesses against them, to refuse to incriminate themselves and to fully understand and participate in the proceedings

C. The ICC shall not convict a defendant without proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

D. An acquitted defendant shall be immediately and unconditionally released to their nation of origin or, if that nation will not accept them, another consenting nation

E. Once acquitted by the ICC, no person shall be retried by the ICC for the same offense

F. The ICC shall never impose the death penalty

G. Convicts shall have the right to present to the ICC exculpatory evidence that was not available at trial; the ICC may reverse a conviction at any time

H. The ICC shall establish such rules and regulations, not conflicting with this resolution, concerning its operations as it sees fit, consistent with the principles of fairness and justice.

Votes For: 3,679
Votes Against: 2,050


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World Assembly Resolution #103

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:47 am

International Drug Education
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Mousebumples

Description: UNDERSTANDING that safety and efficacy are important standards with regards to drug therapy.

ACKNOWLEDGING that a drug may cause varying benefits and side effects in different species.

DESIRING to more fully understand the inherent benefits and harms with regards to taking drugs.

CREATES the International Drug Education Agency (IDEA) as a sub-committee of the World Assembly Food and Drug Regulatory Agency (WAFADRA).

SPECIFIES that IDEA will collect drug-related research data regarding medical and recreational drug use.

STIPULATES that drug information regarding drug procurement and/or creation will not be gathered by IDEA, unless granted by the holder of the intellectual property rights for said information.

ESTABLISHES the Database Of Clinical Treatments Under Study (DOCTUS) as a drug education branch of the Universal Library Coalition (ULC);
1. IDEA will archive all research data within DOCTUS;
(a) Data from completed but unpublished studies will be included in the archive.
(b) No identifying patient information will be included in the archive.
2. Said data will be made available to, at minimum, all medical professionals within WA nations; individual nations may provide this information to others within their own borders as they deem appropriate.
3. All research data within DOCTUS will be accompanied by a link to the relevant journal article(s), if the research has been published;
(a) IDEA will provide appropriate monetary reimbursement to journals that are not currently archived in the ULC so that their research can be accessed through DOCTUS by credentialed individuals.
(b) If a journal and/or individual article is not available through DOCTUS or the ULC, appropriate citations will be listed.
4. Non-WA nations may apply for access to DOCTUS; a nominal fee may charged by the IDEA for access.

DETAILS that IDEA medical professionals will publish quarterly IDEA newsletters;
1. The newsletters will be written by health care professionals and will detail the most significant discoveries in drug therapy, such as new indications for an already discovered drug, new concerns regarding side effects for an established drug, new recommendations for use in certain populations, etc.
(a) Any recommendations issued by IDEA professionals regarding changes to currently established medication therapy standards will be non-binding.
(b) Scientists will be encouraged to pursue further research regarding published information to ensure that the most effective and appropriate recommendations are in place.
2. The IDEA Quarterly will be provided to all interested nations free of charge and will be archived within DOCTUS with the appropriate reference citations.

RECOMMENDS that Health Research & Development Division of the WHA accept applications for funding from WA member nations for further research regarding already discovered medication therapies to better understand their safety and efficacy with long-term use;
1. Applications for funding must include details of how the study would be conducted and what drug(s) would be studied.
2. Funded studies must receive the informed consent of all participants in the study.
3. Studies are strongly encouraged to have a control group of some nature.

Votes For: 4,449
Votes Against: 940

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World Assembly Resolution #104 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:50 am

Nautical Pilotage Act [Struck out by Resolution #203]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Unibotian WA Mission

Description: The General Assembly,

Acknowledging that there is a near-endless amount of oceanic area of international waters that has been unclaimed by member nations, or any entity for that matter,

Further Acknowledging that these areas are nevertheless still frequently traversed for many purposes including but not limited to trade routes, tourism and migratory culture,

Believing that it is the World Assembly's duty to keep travelers of such stateless areas as safe as possible with the help of appropriate pilotage,

Hereby:

1. Declares that a subsection of the International Transport Safety Committee (ITSC), the Universal Nautical Institute of Buoyage Oversight and Transportation shall design a set of buoyage and mark systems that shall be used in the pilotage of vessels at sea to warn travelers of hazards;

2. Stipulates that,
(a) These aforementioned buoys, lighthouses or mark systems shall be for the purposes of indicating...

• The edges of a channel;
• Hazardous coastlines, shoals and reefs,
• The direction of safe water at a dangerous spot;
• The deep water and open end of a channel;
• Administrative areas;
• Locations of military conflict;
• Other Hazards;

(b) Each type of mark shall be as effective, neutral and intuitive to understand as possible with recognizable colours, shape and light;
(c) Resources and documentation explaining these systems shall be made available to member nations, navigators and the general public;

3. Coordinates,
(a) the graphical surveying of international waters that are known to be traveled annually by at least a small, but steady subsection of the traveling population using data collected by the offices of the World Assembly in unification with data provided by individual hydrographic offices of member nations (the total sum of said area included in this project shall henceforth be referred to in this document as 'Oversight-Zones' ) ;
(b) the publication, and dissemination of such collected data in organized and detailed hydrographic charts;

4. Requires that Oversight-Zones be equipped with proper buoyage, lighthouse or mark systems as defined by the World Assembly;

5. Further Requires that general and/or lighthouse authorities of member nations assure the protection of World Assembly pilotage from harm, vandalism or theft while directing the duties of maintenance to the Nautical Institute;

6. Clarifies that this resolution does not interfere with any existing freedoms of nations to give general and/or lighthouse authorities the control over the pilotage in their own national boundaries;

7. Demands that general and/or lighthouse authorities or citizens of a member nation do not have the right or duty to pilotage an area that is within an Oversight-Zone;

8. Urges member nations to properly pilotage their own coastlines that are within their national boundaries to ensure the safety of the vessels that frequent those areas.

Votes For: 4,501
Votes Against: 932


Implemented Mon Jul 26 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #105

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:35 pm

Preparing for Disasters
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Topid

Description:
The General Assembly,

Defining for the purposes of this resolution a ‘disaster’ as an event that causes massive loss of life or property damage, exempting any event intentionally caused by a warring party, or any acts of terrorism, or other political attacks,

Noting the vast amounts of wealth spent annually by member states, NGOs, and the World Assembly itself in providing humanitarian aid after disasters,

Recognizing that some of the loss of life and damage to property could be avoided if a nation had some warning a disaster was pending,

Seeking to prevent the loss of as many lives or the damage of as much property as possible when disasters occur,

Hereby:

I. Establishes the World Assembly Disaster Bureau (WADB) which shall be tasked with monitoring public hazards,
(a) Defines ‘public hazard’ as a condition, event, or situation that could become a disaster or makes a disaster possible or likely to occur,
(b) The WADB shall operate "early warning" systems for the initial detection of possible disasters,

II. Demands member states to regularly inspect structures such as dams, levees, nuclear facilities, and any other structures or vehicles which hold materials which, if the structure were to malfunction, could precipitate a disaster in the immediate area,
(a) Member states shall share the findings of these inspections with the WADB,
(b) The WADB shall provide all the help that a nation requests in this process such as training national investigators or performing the investigations for the nation,
(c) The WADB is to keep all information about each nation's infrastructure strictly confidential to prevent this information from being used in a manner not intended by the resolution,

III. Mandates each nation to create response plans for likely or reasonably possible disasters,
(a) Part of each nation's response plan will be to ensure an adequate amount of funds are available to respond to a disaster,
(b) The WADB shall be able to give loans and grants to nations which cannot afford to respond to disasters on their own,

VI. Mandates WADB shall issue warnings to national governments and all national monitoring agencies, when they suspect a disaster is pending, and shall also notify the various NGOs, WA Organizations, and National Governments which frequently send humanitarian aid, in the hopes the aid will arrive sooner if advanced notice is given;

V. Declares member states maintain the right to operate their own disaster alert system,
(a) The WADB shall provide as much assistance as possible to national systems on request,

VI. Encourages member states to respond to alerts in a manner that will protect the lives of as many civilians as possible.

VII Directs the WADB to research and experiment with techniques to better detect disasters, technologies that would assist in responding to a disaster, improvements to structure that reduce the danger of a disaster,
(a) The WADB shall share this information with the national governments of all nations, for the government to use as they wish,

VIII. Instructs the WADB to collaborate with all World Assembly organizations to achieve its goals,

Co-Author: The Most Serene Republic of Cievan

Votes For: 3,376
Votes Against: 1,922

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World Assembly Resolution #106 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:38 pm

Assitance Givers Protection [Struck out by Resolution #225]
A resolution to develop industry around the world.

Category: Advancement of Industry
Area of Effect: Tort Reform
Proposed by: Bergnovinaia

Description: The WA:

RECOGNIZES that in the event of an emergency, first responders and trained personnel typically handle the situation in attempt to save the person(s) in danger,

REALIZING that in certain instances, first responders may not immediately be on the scene of the emergency. Nonetheless, the emergency victims need immediate attention so passer-by step in to help,

DEFINES these passer-by as “Assistance Givers (AGs)”,

APPALLED that even after the AG’s attempt to help the emergency victims, occasionally the victims will file a civil suit against the AG’s, even if no harm was caused by the AG,

NOTES that it should be every nations right to determine if citizens can or cannot file civil suits against other citizens, organizations, or other establishments for certain reasons,

BELIEVES however, that protection against said lawsuits toward a AG should be implemented in those nations that allow civil suits,

MANDATES the following:
Article I:
1) Any AG who attempts to help an emergency victim in need shall be exempt from a civil suit towards them from the emergency victim, their family, or any person(s) or organization(s) that represent them provided the information in article 1, sections 2 and 3 are adhered to.
2) Any AG shall not attempt to help an emergency victim if a) They are unsure of what actually occurred in the situation at hand or b) Do not have proper training to perform any tasks that need to happen in order to help the emergency victim.
3) A AG forfeits this right if harm is caused to the emergency victim and if the emergency victim, or another other person(s) or organization(s) have viable proof that the harm was intentional.
Article II:
1) Any trained medical professional who arrives at the scene of an emergency by chance is confident that they can in some way help an emergency victim is required to help the emergency victim to the best of their ability until other trained personnel arrive.
2) If this trained medical person does not have proper apparatus and is not confident that they can improvise, they are not required to help any emergency victim if the procedure could potentially harm them.
3) All of Article 1 applies to medical professionals who are not called to an emergency scene.
Article III
1a) Requires member states to provide basic education of certain situations and first aid to those who seek it;
1b) Allows for member states to implement mandatory basic education of certain situations and first aid training for citizens to partake in.
2)The content of these courses may be determined by the nation based on common emergency situations but the following are highly encouraged: treatment of open sore wounds (i.e. gunshots), CPR, treatment of infectious poisons, and how to operate life saving equipment.

Votes For: 3,501
Votes Against: 2,012


Implemented Sat Aug 7 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #107

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:40 pm

Clean Water Act
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Embolalia

Description: RECOGNIZING the importance of access to water;

ALARMED that many water supplies may be contaminated or otherwise not potable;

SHOCKED that contamination of water supplies may be used as a military tactic;

The World Assembly hereby resolves that:

1) The intentional contamination of any water supply that may conceivably serve civilians is prohibited, for purposes military or otherwise, without exception.

2) The International Bureau of Water Safety (IBWS) shall be established, and shall:
i) Instate minimum standards for water potability and safety,
ii) Research and collect information from member states on methods for water production, purification, and conservation,
iii) Provide access to this information to all member states,
iv) Assist member states in finding and obtaining sources of water, and
v) Assist in the creation of international water sharing schemes, where such is mutually agreeable to the nations involved.

3) All nations must provide at least a minimal amount of potable water to all their citizens.
i) Such an amount shall be no less than that required for the healthy survival of the citizens.
ii) Such water must meet the minimum standards as instated by IBWS.
iii) Nations may contract such provision to administrative subdivisions, private corporations, or individuals, provided such does not impede access.
iv) Nations may charge reasonable amounts for water usage, provided such does not impede access.
v) Nations must provide subsidy, reimbursement, or other financial assistance where necessary to ensure all their citizens can afford access to a minimal amount of water.

4) Each nation may determine the following for itself, provided all other provisions of this act are met:
i) Methods for production and distribution of water,
ii) Processes and chemicals used for purification of water,
iii) Usage of chemical additives for public health, and
iv) Water usage, conservation, and rationing regulations.

5) Nations will be strongly encouraged to educate their citizens about the importance of, and methods for, water conservation.

Votes For: 4,117
Votes Against: 1,556

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World Assembly Resolution #108

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:43 pm

For the Wrongly Convicted
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: The Ainocran Embassy

Description: Recognizing that as the wheels of justice turn sometimes the innocent are wrongly convicted of crimes.

Realizing that many sentences are later overturned for various reasons such as new evidence, witnesses, or new methodology but only after the accused has spent time incarcerated.

Noting that in most cases the individual suffers massive financial mental and social hardship or is rendered indigent by these circumstances and their records are tainted by these accusations for years to come.
REQUIRES that all persons who are vindicated of a crime in such a fashion have their records completely expunged of the incident by their respective governments.

MANDATES full restoration of all rights and privileges that would have normally been accorded them.
DECLARES that a minimum amount of financial restitution must be made to any victim of wrongful imprisonment and conviction by a government.

REQUIRES that any wages or social welfare lost during the time of incarceration, or, if both are not applicable, a reasonable amount arrived at by negotiation, be made in reparation to the victim of any case of wrongful conviction and imprisonment by a government.

REQUIRES that any wage or welfare restitution amount be adjusted for the normal cost of living increases for the time of incarceration.

PERMITS those wrongfully incarcerated to bring civil litigation against the government for the purpose of seeking a higher amount of restitution.

Notes that these standards are only the minimum and nations are always free to enact laws granting greater restitution should they deem it necessary or desirable.

REQUIRES that should a person perish in state custody and is exonerated post-mortem, that restitution as defined in this resolution either be:
a) Given and distributed by the Estate Trustee either with or without a will as per domestic law governing estates or
b) Given to the family who shall determine the distribution of the restitution based on local customs and/or religious traditions.

Votes For: 2,962
Votes Against: 2,414

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World Assembly Resolution #109

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:46 pm

Rights of the Orphaned Child
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Sanctaria

Description: The General Assembly,

SADDENED by the reality that many parents die before their children reach their national age of maturity;

BELIEVING that the care of these orphaned children is of the utmost concern, in accordance with this Assembly's belief that a child has a right to have access to nourishment, clothing, basic education and healthcare, shelter and to be free from violence and abuse;

CONCERNED that some nations may not have legislation in place to accommodate any orphans pursuant to the aforementioned beliefs;

Hereby

DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, an orphaned child as a being under the national age of maturity whose parents are now deceased and those who have been abandoned by their parents from the time of their birth until such a time they either reach the age of maturity, or are reclaimed;

FURTHER DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, a guardian as a citizen above their national age of maturity, assigned by the nation to care for the orphaned child until they reach the age of maturity;

MANDATES that in the event of a child being orphaned, the primary guardian(s) will be an elder sibling who has reached the national age of maturity or, failing such a sibling, another person(s) designated by the parents in the event of their death;

DIRECTS that failing the existence, willingness and/or competency of a primary guardian, the orphaned child shall be entrusted into the care of the State, a State-run body or a body that has been sanctioned to do so by the State, as appropriate;

ORDERS that all orphaned children entrusted to the care of the State, or equivalent as outlined above, be treated with, and provided with, the same dignity and rights of those who are still in the care of their parent(s)/primary guardian(s);

STRONGLY URGES that the State set up an Adoption Agency Board, or equivalent, to re-house the orphaned children with a vetted family or person(s), in order to provide the orphaned child with a stable home and otherwise normal childhood;

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that if the number of orphans in a family exceed just the one, that the orphaned siblings be kept together in the event of their re-housing;

FURTHER RECOMMENDS that the State provide bereavement counselling and/or other support services to the orphaned child in order to better help them cope with the traumatic and saddening loss of their parents, and finally

AFFIRMS the right for orphans to request the State, or relevent authorites, for information regarding the medical history, or information in general, of their biological parents while at the same time affirming the right of their biological parents to refuse releasing information which may pertain to their identity.

Votes For: 4,019
Votes Against: 1,446

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World Assembly Resolution #110

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:52 pm

Identity Theft Prevention Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: American Capitalist

Description: The World Assembly;

APPALLED at the actions of individuals and organizations who steal the identities of its persons and businesses to commit fraud, a crime known as identity theft;

HEARTBROKEN by the emotional and financial struggle victims of identity theft have to endure;

DETERMINED to reduce the risks of falling victim to identity theft and to increase the prosecution of identity thieves in all member states;

Hereby,

DEFINES Identity theft, as the crime of obtaining personal or financial information of another person without consent, for the purpose of assuming that person's name and/or to make fraudulent transactions or purchases;

DECLARES that identity theft shall be outlawed in all member states with exemption for the purposes of defense, intelligence and undercover crime fighting with respect given to civil liberties and individual privacy by applicable national and international law;

FURTHER DECLARES that the sale of personal/payment information for the purpose of identity theft shall be outlawed, and member states will commit to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law within their jurisdiction;

CREATES the World Identity Theft Advisory Database as a tool for travelers where member states can list popular methods of identity theft within their nation and to teach citizens on how to avoid it;

ALSO CREATES the International Identity Database, which is only accessible by law enforcement agencies in all member nations. Law enforcement should add any person's account and identity information to this database if they report being a victim of identity theft. The database will notify local police if there are any attempts to use stolen accounts or identities;

DIRECTS member states to work as far as possible within their effective jurisdiction to fight identity theft by means of responding to and resolving reports of identity theft, and working alone or with other member states to root out identity thieves and their gangs;

REQUIRES member states to force convicted identity thieves to pay monetary compensation to the victims of their crime;

ENCOURAGES member states and security firms to research and implement better technologies and security features to cut identity theft;

STRONGLY URGES global financial, trade and retail industries (such as banks/building societies, credit agencies and the retail industry) to implement appropriate levels of strong and up-to-date counter identity theft technologies to protect their customers and to resolve any problems resulting from identity theft.

Co-Authored by Quadrimmina

Votes For: 3,936
Votes Against: 1,601

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World Assembly Resolution #111

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:56 pm

Medical Research Ethics Act
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Quadrimmina

Description: THIS WORLD ASSEMBLY,

RECOGNIZING the importance of medical research in supporting the body of knowledge in the field of medicine and improving the quality of life for all peoples.

REALIZING that medical research can be performed unethically, and cause permanent harm to the subject, sometimes without consent.

UNDERSTANDING that ethical dilemmas exist in medical research, including:
i. Excessive coercion or deception of prospective testing subjects.
ii. Exploiting weak, undereducated, or emotionally unstable subjects.


DEFINES an Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a board of individuals qualified to impartially analyze medical research proposals.

DECLARES that the use of prisoners of war for medical research is strictly forbidden.

REQUIRES WA member nations to create and regulate an IRB system, or by treaty to create an IRB system in conjunction with other WA member nations for collaborative scientific research efforts, to provide for nations that do not have a high amount of medical research or where establishing an IRB would be prohibitively expensive to the nation.

FURTHER REQUIRES that any entity within a WA nation that performs medical research on any individuals must have this research verified as ethical by the IRB to which their nation subscribes.

ESTABLISHES that all prospective researchers must provide the following documentation to the IRB:
i. A protocol that defines the purpose of the study, the methods to be used, the expected results and procedures in the event the trial has a negative impact on one or more trial subjects.
ii. The subject consent form, which accurately details the study and provides info about contacts for complaints.
iii. Information concerning qualification and contact info of all research personnel.
iv. Information concerning the subjects and how they are chosen.
v. Additional documentation as determined by national law.


FURTHER ESTABLISHES that research must be reviewed every year by an IRB. If the research is not approved, termination of the research must occur when all patients can be considered stable for release, and the IRB may take measures to ensure this happens in a timely manner for quick termination.

MANDATES that the IRBs be free from political pressure in their review of research.

REQUIRES that the IRBs reject any research that they reasonably believe may:
i. Cause participation that is not a result of an informed, impartial, and rational decision to provide consent except where the subject’s legal rights were removed by due process of law
ii. Cause preventable death, serious injury, or significant physical or psychological damage to a subject.


ENSURES that WA nations regulate issues regarding consent of individuals and how that consent can be responsibly terminated.

Co-Authored by The Star Kingdom of Manticore Reborn.

Votes For: 3,710
Votes Against: 1,877

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World Assembly Resolution #112

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:01 pm

Convention on Execution [Struck out by 373 GA]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes

Description: Understanding the signficiant moral and ethical challenges of capital punishment,

Acknowledging that the extremes of both ends of the debate cannot be fairly applied across the entire World Assembly,

Wishing to uphold the sovereignty of this facet of national penal law, but to also prevent unconscionable use of capital punishment,

The World Assembly hereby

1. Defines for the purpose of this resolution:
a. “Execution” as the lawfully sponsored and orchestrated death of an individual as their punishment for committing a crime;
b. “Summary execution” as the execution of an individual without a trial as stipulated by this resolution;
c. “Extrajudicial execution” as the act of extraditing an individual to or otherwise placing an individual into the custody of a non-member nation, with the intent of allowing that nation to execute that individual outside of the regulations of this resolution;

2. Grants the right of member nations to allow the use of execution in accordance with the regulations of this act, with deference to active regulations in previously passed resolutions;

3. Establishes exceptions to article 2 for the following persons:
a. Those who are pregnant,
b. Those who lack the mental capacity needed to understand the wrongfulness of their crime, or to conform their behavior to the law,
c. Children and those with equivalent mental capacity;

4. Requires that a trial in which execution is a possible punishment be separated into two parts, wherein the first part determines guilt or innocence and the second part decides the applicability and merits of an execution;

5. Prohibits the use of summary execution and extrajudicial execution, and requires that a fair and equitable route of seeking monetary compensation and justice for the family of victims of such executions be devised by each member nation;

6. Encourages any nation that has legalized execution to restrict its use to the most extreme cases and to provide a route for seeking commutation or pardon;

7. Declares that this resolution shall not be construed to deny additional regulations on execution, where seen necessary and proper by the World Assembly to prevent miscarriages of justice.

Co-authored by Unibot.

Votes For: 3,436
Votes Against: 2,280


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World Assembly Resolution #113 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 pm

The Gem Trading Accord [Struck out by Resolution #331]
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Urgench

Description: Realising that the trading of precious gemstones is vital to many member states' economies and,

Dismayed at the deceit employed to falsely trade fake and poor quality gems and precious stones and,

Noting that such trade can badly damage trade in real gems of quality and depress the market in natural stones.

Concerned that fraudulent trade in gems and precious stones may fund international criminal organisations and,

Convinced that standardisation of quality of gems and punishment of fraudulent trade in gemstones is a manifest good,

The WA hereby founds the International Gemological Agency (IGA) and International Gemological Laboratory (IGL).



Definitions:
Precious stone: any naturally occurring mineral valued for relative qualities of its appearance far beyond its intrinsic value
Gem: a cut or otherwise prepared Precious stone.


a) The IGA, funded by normal sources, will cooperate with the IGL to establish standards of gemstone quality for all gems traded within and between WA member states.

b) WA member states and the IGA must ensure that all traded gems are tested to meet these standards.

c) The IGA will accredit laboratories within member states to test and assess the quality of gems and precious stones in order to licence guaranteed trade in real gems, thereby assuring consumers of the standard of quality of their purchases, ending trade in fraudulent and misrepresented gems.

d) The IGA, in cooperation with producers, traders and governments, shall discuss issues and arbitrate disputes regarding the international trade in Gems and Precious stones.

e) The IGA shall assist member states, when needed, to ensure that only WA standard quality gems are marketed as such and that all synthetic or substandard gems are clearly understood to be such at the point of sale.

f) IGA accredited laboratories, with IGL assistance, will certify whether or not coloured gems have undergone any treatments; gems passing this test shall be certified as natural.

g) The IGL shall assist producers of artificial or synthetic gemstones to differentiate their products from naturally occurring gems to avoid such stones being mistaken for natural gems; trade in synthetic or artificial gems shall remain licit so long as they are not fraudulently sold as natural gems.

h) Trade in gems not certified by IGA accredited laboratories is hereby outlawed; those found to have illicitly traded non-certified gems shall be punished with fines, penalties, or forfeits proportionate to the magnitude of their crime.

i) Member states are strongly urged to thoroughly investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of large scale fraudulent precious stone and gem trading; where sufficient expertise in the field of fraudulent gem trading is lacking, the IGA shall assist in providing experts with relevant experience and qualifications.

j) The provisions of this statute apply to all gems and precious stones sold within WA member states. IGA accredited laboratories will make every effort to protect the integrity of pieces in which gems are set when testing gems in situ, expert craftspersons will be employed to remove and replace gems when necessary. Repair work attendant upon any damage caused by the testing process must be fully detailed to the owners of the pieces in question.

Votes For: 3,013
Votes Against: 2,940


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World Assembly Resolution #114

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:07 pm

On Female Genital Mutilation
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Quelesh

Description: The Assembled Nations of the World,

APPALLED at the dehumanizing practice of mutilating the genitals of girls and young women without medical necessity;

DEFINING Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, as any of the following, separately or together, when done to an individual without that individual's fully informed uncoerced consent and when not medically necessary:

A. The removal, in whole or in part, of the clitoris, clitoral hood, labia minora or labia majora,

B. Any deformation or alteration of the vulva for the purpose of closing or reducing the size of the vaginal opening, or

C. Any other alteration of the female genitals for the purpose, or that has the effect, of reducing or modifying sexual function, desire, arousal or pleasure;

CLARIFYING that for a procedure to be "medically necessary" per the above definition it must be, in the opinion of a medical doctor, needed in order to prevent death or permanent physical harm to an individual, and must be the least invasive procedure that will prevent death or permanent physical harm;

ACKNOWLEDGING that FGM is a longstanding cultural tradition in some parts of the world;

however, ASSERTING that cultural or religious identity or tradition is wholly inadequate justification for the barbaric mutilation of an individual's sexual organs without that individual's fully informed consent;

BEMOANING the loss of sexual function and sexual pleasure that the victims of FGM experience as a result of these procedures;

CONCERNED about the medical complications that can result from these unnecessary and unsafe procedures, including infections of various kinds, infertility, scarring, complications during childbirth or even death;

DEDICATED to the fundamental human rights of girls and women and to the bodily integrity and sovereignty to which every individual is entitled;

hereby PROHIBIT the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in all member states;

REQUIRE member states to treat the infliction of FGM upon an individual, or causing FGM to be inflicted upon an individual under one's authority or control, as a criminal act, with penalties appropriate for the barbarism of the act;

INSIST that member states likewise criminalize the act of traveling outside the nation for the purpose of inflicting FGM or having FGM inflicted upon an individual;

MANDATE that member states with populations that have a history or tradition of FGM engage in a campaign to educate their populations about the negative effects of FGM and the right of all citizens to be free from FGM;

STRONGLY URGE member states to encourage, via diplomatic pressure or other legal, peaceful means, non-member states to prohibit FGM and populations of non-member states to abandon the practice;

CLARIFY that this resolution does nothing to prohibit the voluntary alteration of the genitals when the individual undergoing the procedure fully understands the potential consequences and grants informed uncoerced consent to the procedure; and

FURTHER CLARIFY that legally sanctioned parental authority, any legal right that parents or guardians may have to consent to medical procedures on behalf of an individual or any legal rights that any person or entity may have when acting in loco parentis in regards to an individual are not sufficient justification for inflicting FGM and that only the fully informed uncoerced consent of the individual herself is sufficient justification for allowing such procedures.

Votes For: 5,009
Votes Against: 665

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World Assembly Resolution #115 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:10 pm

Space Research Station Program [Struck out by Resolution #138]
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Northern Itasca

Description: The WA General Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGING that not all nations in the World Assembly have the capability to launch a space program on their own due to the fact that space programs require incredible amounts of funding and technology that not all nations are capable of developing.

BELIEVING that all nations in the World Assembly should have the opportunity of exploring and researching space, even less capable ones that are not able to do so by themselves.

HEREBY tasks the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP) with the following:

1.) Collecting funds through private charity from WA nations, corporations, and individuals.

2.) Gathering scientists and researchers from WA nations to design, build, and launch the Word Assembly Space Research Station (WASRS).

3.) Ensuring that all member nations have equal access to the WASRS.

4.) Creating and enforcing customs policies for the WASRS.

DESIGNATES the World Assembly Space Research Station as a weapons free facility

The World Assembly General Assembly hereby commissions the World Assembly Space Research Station Program.

Co-Authored by Libertytopia

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Votes Against: 1,314


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World Assembly Resolution #116

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:21 am

Nuclear Waste Safety Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Erythrina

Description: This World Assembly,

Noting many nations depend on nuclear fuel in order to maintain a reliable energy source,

Further noting the residues of nuclear fuel can, if poorly managed, create long-term contaminated, radioactive areas, resulting in birth defects, injuries, death; or fall into the hands of terrorists who seek to steal these residues for the manufacture of nuclear weapons and "dirty bombs";

Recognizing nations are sovereign to dispose of those residues as stated by national law, even if it means shipping nuclear waste to willing nations;

Further recognizing other nations are also sovereign to accept those residues, often in exchange for monetary compensation;

Concerned that underdeveloped nations accept nuclear waste without due safety guarantees or even basic handling knowledge, putting in danger the lives of individuals;

Enacts that the international transfer of nuclear waste must be governed in a way no sovereign country is exploited. To that end:

Affirms that the responsibility over nuclear waste belongs to both the sender and recipient nations.

The sender must assess and guarantee that the recipient has all the necessary structures so that the waste shall never leak, be stolen, or otherwise diverted from perpetual storage.

The recipient shall ask for transfer of technology so as to fulfill the requirements above. The sender shall comply as long as said transfer does not breach the sender’s national security. Should the sender be a nation that is not a WA member, but the waste also was (in whole or part) processed, produced or transported by any WA member, that member or members also shall be responsible for all the duties mentioned above.

If the recipient, for any reason, is unable to prove it has all the necessary structure so that international nuclear waste shall never leak, be stolen, or otherwise diverted from perpetual storage, that nation shall be forbidden to receive international waste.

Recipients of international nuclear waste also shall never place nuclear waste storage facilities near water sources, urban centers, areas with seismic activity, wildlife sanctuaries, international borders.

Be it clarified: this act in no way whatsoever affects what a sovereign nation can or cannot do, within its borders, with nuclear waste produced inside its borders.

Votes For: 3,680
Votes Against: 2,191

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World Assembly Resolution #117 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:28 am

Delineation of Borders Act [Struck out by Resolution #206]
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.

Category: Political Stability
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Serrland

Description: AWARE that maintaining territorial integrity is critical to a government's ability to function,

NOTING that established international borders are of crucial importance to determining and maintaining said territorial integrity,

FURTHER NOTING that unclear and undilineated borders are often detrimental to a nations ability to maintain territorial integrity over border regions,

BELIEVING that clearly and precisely demarcating international borders is in the interest of all nations,

HEREBY

CALLS for states to work in cooperation in regards to demarcating and documenting international borders whenever possible,

ENCOURAGES the peaceful resolution of disputed borders whenever possible,

ESTABLISHES the General Assembly Border Demarcation Organization (GABDO), a committee dedicated to examining international borders and documenting them properly, arbitrating border disputes when requested, and maintaining accurate maps of international borders,

LIMITS the arbitration powers of the GABDO to situations in which all parties directly involved agree to request said arbitration,

STRONGLY SUGGESTS that nations involved in border disputes seek arbitration on the matter from the GABDO rather than engage in acts of violence against each other

INVITES non-WA nations to seek GABDO arbitration if all parties agree to respect said arbitration and a proper fee is paid

Votes For: 3,661
Votes Against: 2,446


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World Assembly Resolution #118 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:39 am

Ethics in International Trade [Struck out by Resolution #284]
A resolution to develop industry around the world.

Category: Advancement of Industry
Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs
Proposed by: Unibotian WA Mission

Description: The General Assembly,

Recognizing that an economic disincentive will discourage extreme risks (see c.1) to national populations,

1. Imposes an ethical and ad valorem tariff on any imported good that features one or several of the following criteria:

Said imported goods were manufactured, recovered or generated by those (excluding non-sentient employees, ex. Automata) who do not have,
1.a) The capacity to complete the workload of their occupation, while continuing to actively pursue an education and/or remain in a dignified state of mental and physical health;
1.b) An entitlement to,
• Clean water, sanitation and/or nutrition;
• Assured security --while at their workplace-- from violence, rape, abuse, poisoning and torture from people related to their workplace;
• Sleep, recovery, leisure and rest;
• Fair and just remuneration for the work they provide (unless their work is voluntary and entered into without being pressured, mislead or coerced), that will ensure them and their dependents a dignified existence, if no social protection exists for them otherwise;

2.a) Declares that the set percentage of an ad valorem tariff on each specific imported good’s market value (relevant to c.1), shall be decided by the International Trade Administration (ITA), with consideration from input by any nation or commercial entity;
2.b) Requires the ITA to also consider the following details of each product and their source when finalizing the set percentage:
• The product’s fulfillment of the aforementioned criteria that were stipulated in c.1;
• The source’s current economic strength and development and its reasonable capacity to provide laborers with the rights, entitlements and securities that were stipulated in c.1;
• The competitiveness of the international market, concerning said product;
• The market value and demand for said product;
• Price elasticity of demand, and consumer necessities for said product;
• Any existing past transgressions by the source, regarding attempted circumvention of tariffs;
2.c) Reaffirms that the ITA can rule a zero-percentage of a product's market value as being an acceptable tariff if their considerations (ex. necessity goods) suggest that a robust tariff would be unethical and/or unfair;

3.a) Affirms the freedom of all nations, as well as corporate or commercial entities to request an appeal for any decision made by the ITA;
3.b) Further Affirms the duty of the ITA to consider any legitimate request for an appeal, and in a timely fashion, reevaluate the contested decision;
3.c) Entrusts the ITA with the duty to store all collections from this ethical tariff in the 'WA Humanitarian Fund' for allocation (without running a deficit) to the various social justice and humanitarian programs of the World Assembly;

4. Obligates all member-nations -- within their own borders -- to make a coordinated effort to report to the World Assembly and prevent any distribution and/or sale of goods that have circumvented this ethical tariff, or otherwise were in the process of circumvention.

Votes For: 3,153
Votes Against: 2,650


Implemented Mon Oct 25 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #119

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:44 am

Nuclear Testing Safety [Struck out by Resolution #318]
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.

Category: Global Disarmament
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Darenjo

Description: KNOWING that nuclear weapons are often needed for national defense,

BUT CONCERNED about the effects of nuclear tests including but not limited to: nuclear fallout, radiation, intense and deadly heatwaves and fire blasts, EMP waves and bursts, natural disasters, injury and death, and seismic activity,

BELIEVING that the unsupervised and unregulated testing of nuclear weapons poses an unnecessary risk to civilians and uninvolved armed forces,

HOPING to create greater safety regarding the testing of nuclear weapons,

The General Assembly hereby adopts the following measures:

DEFINES 'nuclear testing' as the usage of a nuclear weapon for research purposes, that is not targeted to destroy or affect a civilian, military, or prisoner populace;

RESTRICTS nuclear testing to areas where the testing and its aftereffects will not directly affect surrounding populaces;

BANS nuclear testing within the area between the edge of a populated celestial body's atmosphere and twice the distance of geosychronous orbit - measured at the equator of said celestial body;

SHOULD an inhabited celestial body lack an atmosphere or a well-defined, generally agreed-upon geosynchronous orbit, then nuclear-testing nations should refer to the above 'restricts' clause;

DECLARES that WA nations who test nuclear weapons shall be responsible for ensuring that the aftereffects of nuclear tests do not directly affect civilian, prisoner, or uninvolved military populaces;

ESTABLISHES the following rules that are to be followed for the process of testing nuclear weapons:
1. All tests must be thoroughly and fully supervised to ensure compliance with WA regulations
2. All tests be constructed so that the aftereffects of such tests do not directly affect other nations without their previous and explicit permission
3. All WA nations be able to quickly and efficiently clean up fallout from nuclear tests
4. All WA nations take as many precautions as necessary to ensure the absence of unnecessary death or injury due to nuclear testing;

EXEMPTS mild seismic activity that has been shown not to cause significant damage to settlements from the second rule above;

ESTABLISHES the Nuclear Testing Oversight Agency (NTOA) to:
1. Ensure that compliance of member states with WA regulations
2. To create guidelines for the cleanup of areas following nuclear tests - Until such time as the NTOA shall establish such guidelines pertaining to environmental cleanup, all nations that test nuclear weapons must perform adequate cleanup so that background radiation is returned to within 25% of levels present before the test
3. To supervise nuclear tests upon invitation from nuclear-testing nations
4. To fulfill any other atomic-related function the WA may see fit to assign it through future law

IMPLORES nations to place their tests in areas where EMP waves and bursts will not affect non-involved populaces;

Co-authored by Cardoness.

Votes For: 3,103
Votes Against: 2,631


Implemented Tue Nov 2 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #120 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:49 am

Missing Minors Database [Struck out by Resolution #125]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Wildeson

Description: Believing in the sovereign right of minors to their own safety and well-being;

Concerned that there are individuals who still willingly and deliberately abduct minors against their will;

Noting that the abductor can be anyone, whether a stranger, trusted parent, family member or friend;

Defines, for the purposes of this resolution:

Minor: a citizen who is under a nation's established age of majority;
Abductee: a minor who has been abducted by an individual or group of;
Abductor: an individual who has willingly and knowingly kidnapped a minor;
Abduction: the act of kidnapping of a minor or group of minors by force for any reason.

Considers runaways as missing minors, for the purpose of this resolution: such cases will be tagged as such to distinguish from abductions;

Hereby establishes the Return Home Safe Agency (RHSA) to create and maintain the missing minors database and alert system which will track the whereabouts of minors who have been reported as missing or abducted.

Mandates that each member nation shall maintain their own database that shall be accessible only to the law enforcement authorities of the nation.

Urges each member nation to make available their database to RHSA whether or not there is reasonable belief that the missing juveniles have been taken across internationally recognized borders.

Requires that where a minor has more than one parent or guardian, that the accompanying guardian or parent have an authorized notice from the other stating that they are permitted to take the minor across the international border.

Permits non-member participation and cooperation in RHSA for the benefit of safely returning home abducted minors who have been taken across international borders into non-member nations, with the mutual understanding that sovereignty will be respected.

Suggests that upon the safe return of the abductee that the case be considered resolved.

Recommends that should the abductee, unfortunately, be murdered by the abductor, efforts should be made to return the body to the family for an appropriate funeral and to bring the abductor to justice.

The database shall contain the following information but is not limited to:
- The minor's last known whereabouts; where they were kidnapped from
- A physical description of the juvenile; weight, height, unique features
- Their age, date of birth
- Languages known and/or spoken
- A recent photograph (or if unavailable, a sketch) preferably dated within the last three months before the abduction

The alert system shall include but is not limited to broadcasts across all available media (such as TV news), mass notification with alerts going out to all border crossings, transportation hubs and notification to all other legal enforcement authorities in the nation.

The notification shall contain a brief description and a recent photo or sketch of the abductee and information on the abductor if it is available.

Law enforcement authorities of the abductee's nation shall not cross the internationally recognized border without first receiving clearance from the other nation if ever they wish to conduct an investigation abroad.

Co-authored by Meekinos

Votes For: 3,262
Votes Against: 2,398


Implemented Sat Nov 20 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #121

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:53 am

Medical Facilities Protection
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.

Category: Global Disarmament
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Warzone Codger

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that war extends beyond those engaged in combat

ACCEPTING there are always dangers presiding in conflict zones

BELIEVING however that it is immoral to target those providing humanitarian aid

NOTING the costs of recovery would be lessened if vital infrastructure and supplies are undamaged

PROPOSES the following:

1. PROHIBITS the deliberate targeting of medical facilities clearly displaying the emblems of an recognised international humanitarian movement during a conflict.
a) Defines a medical facility as a structure whose primary function is to repair damage or preserve life after the immediate effects of injury or disease.
b) Defines deliberate targeting as any intentional attack, raid or sabotage at the above while they in the performance of their duties

2. CHARGES the International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee to identify recognised international humanitarian movements and that knowledge of them is provided to World Assembly members.

3. WAIVES the protections of this resolution where it is shown that:
a) The facility has been used in a role other than medical assistance, such as the production or stockpiling of non-medical supplies.
b) There is evidence of camouflage or attempt to abuse these protections for strategic advantage
c) In dealings with non World Assembly nations this resolution has not been followed.

4. URGES nations to conduct war in a manner that causes the least loss of life.

Votes For: 4,495
Votes Against: 1,660

Implemented Tue Nov 30 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #122

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:56 am

Read the Resolution Act
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Knootoss

Description: The World Assembly,

CONVINCED that voting on resolutions in the World Assembly is a privilege that also confers a great responsibility, as all resolutions are binding upon the entire World Assembly;

REGRETTING that some national governments base their votes solely on the title of the resolution at vote;

MANDATES that all governments in member states:

a) Establish a government office, whose task it shall be to read the entire text any resolution that comes up for debate, and to report it's findings back to the national government;

b) Ensure that this office shall be staffed by at least one sapient, literate employee;

AND FURTHER tasks these offices to make recommendations upon the endorsement of draft resolutions;

RECOMMENDS that national governments take the findings of their national offices seriously, and use critical reflection before endorsing a proposal or casting a vote;

Votes For: 4,594
Votes Against: 2,241

Implemented Sat Dec 4 2010

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World Assembly Resolution #123

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:15 am

Reducing Problem Gambling
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg

Description: The General Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that the gambling industry is an important part of the economies of many World Assembly members, creating employment and generating significant income for national governments;

CONCERNED that some individuals may put their livelihoods at risk by gambling excessively in a hope to get rich quick or win back losses;

OBSERVING that there are many causes behind problem gambling, such as advertising, financial problems or peer pressure;

ACCEPTING that in most cases gambling is fun and entertaining if it is done sensibly and responsibly;

DESIRING to tackle problem gambling and promote responsible gambling:

DEFINES the following for the purpose of this resolution:
• “Gambling” - the wagering of a stake (money or items of material value such as jewellery) on an event (such as lotteries or horse racing) with an uncertain outcome with the primary objective of winning additional money and/or material goods. The definition of "Gambling" does not extend to speculative investment or the financial markets for the purpose of this resolution;
• “Problem Gambling” - a situation where an individual may: feel the need to be secretive about their gambling, be compelled to gamble until their money runs out, gamble even when they have no money, be pushed to borrow, sell or steal things for gambling money, and/or their relatives are worried about the individual because of gambling;
• The “Operator” - all operators of gambling premises, lotteries or internet sites, which are based in member countries;

1. MANDATES member countries to:
a) Ensure the availability of an easily accessible help service which provides help or advice to individuals with gambling problems;
b) Ensure that treatment for gambling addiction is available for any individual who wishes to participate;
c) Establish an education programme which informs the general populace and other interested parties of local gambling laws, and gives practical advice about the risks of problem gambling;

2. MANDATES Operators which allow credit to be used as a form of payment to impose sensible deposit limits on customers’ accounts, where necessary;

3. FURTHER MANDATES member countries where gambling advertising is permitted to prohibit Operators from using advertising or marketing techniques to:
• Specifically target individuals on low income or with financial problems, such as debts;
• Present gambling as a solution to financial problems;
• Promote irresponsible gambling or misrepresent the rules of the game;

4. EMPHASISES that this resolution does not affect member countries’ choice of legalising or outlawing gambling;

Co-authored by Knootoss.

Votes For: 3,861
Votes Against: 2,675

Implemented Wed Dec 8 2010

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