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General Assembly resolution #595 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:47 pm

Active Reduction of Space Debris [Struck out by GA 599]
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: Manufacturing
Proposed by: Minskiev

Text: The General Assembly,

Thanking [resolution=GA#349]GA#349 To Prevent Dangerous Debris[/resolution] for both its efforts to reduce the amount of debris unsustainably launched into space and its groundbreaking definition of debris,

Deeming that despite dedicated developments, dilapidated and dangerous debris still drift in space and that GA#349 self-admittedly does not cover active reduction of space debris,

Believing that space debris can have severe consequences if left unchecked and that it is in nations' best interests to protect the world from space debris declining into a catastrophic cascading chain reaction of collisions, hereby:

  1. Defines, for this resolution:
    1. "debris" as debris; and
    2. "space debris" as in-orbit debris of sufficient size that de-orbiting does not prove wasteful that is located in outer space, whether that means dead satellites, random junk, or decommissioned Cyber-Gnome 3000s.
  2. Directs member states to cooperate with the World Assembly Scientific Programme (WASP) to develop platforms designed to de-orbit debris that remain in-orbit via methods not limited to increasing the surface-area-to-mass ratio of the target debris for atmospheric drag or stellar radiation pressure to decelerate the target in a passive manner, actively descending decaying debris to disintegrate in the atmosphere or to a designated crash site, all without endangering populations below, or any future, more efficient methods of space debris removal that the WASP may discover and utilize,
  3. Declares that, until more efficient methods are deployed:
    1. the passive manner shall be the application of material to the target debris that shall expand upon or around it, thus significantly increasing the target's surface-area-to-mass ratio;
    2. the active manner shall be a guided velocity change applied directly to the target debris by a powered system; and
    3. both measures must reach the point where the target will de-orbit within five years or less, based on WASP calculations.
  4. Instructs member states and WASP to decide all relevant specifications for de-orbiting debris of different classes and orbit types, with the specifications including but not limited to:
    1. changes to orbital characteristics and debris cross-sections to minimize deorbiting time and impact probability;
    2. the ejection or attachment system for the material in the passive manner and attachment mechanism in the active manner; optimally, containing as few moving parts as necessary;
    3. platform design and configuration, particularly with regard to utilizing low-risk materials and propellants, fuels and oxidizers;
    4. optimal materials for realizing both initial and later methods of de-orbiting space-borne debris; and
    5. economical methods for eliminating orbital debris where atmospheric destruction is difficult or impossible.
  5. Mandates that member states and WASP develop strategies to further lower de-orbiting time and target debris in graveyard or junk orbits while maintaining a sufficiently low impact probability to present and future in-orbit assets to safely carry out international space program procedures.

Co-author: Fhaengshia

Votes For: 8 461 (55.6%)
Votes Against: 6 745 (44.4%)


Implemented Tue 8 Feb 2022

[GA 595 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
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General Assembly resolution #596

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:48 pm

Repeal "Access to Life-Ending Services"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #593
Proposed by: Minskiev

Description: General Assembly Resolution #593 "Access to Life-Ending Services" (Category: Health, Area of Effect: Healthcare) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Believing that access to euthanasia is an important right for those who deem it necessary and that if there were to be a resolution on it with gaping flaws, that resolution disservices the people internationally,

Disappointed that GA#593 Access to Life-Ending Services, in subclause 1.a(iv), allows member states to opt-out entirely as it excludes euthanasia to only patients with an incurable “serious” illness that is fatal or causes “unbearable” agony, which may be abused by nations unwilling to provide euthanasia with the simple argument that the patient’s illness is not serious enough or the agony is bearable (as the individual is physically "bearing" it by being alive); thus, any effort to provide euthanasia to people in member states that do not provide it has been crushed and any member state can declare that any individual does not follow 1.a(iv) and is therefore ineligible for assisted suicide. This entire resolution is at a base-level unreasonable with this exclusion, so malleable it is embarrassing, and is

Embarrassed at subclause 1.c, stating that a “locally accessible” assisted suicide clinic is one with travel that places no “substantial” burden on quality of life, time, or finances. As there is no arbiter of what is substantial, this poses a threat for those seeking euthanasia, as it could lead to euthanasia being impossibly expensive to reach. It is also quite hilarious that quality of life must be considered for death,

Outraged further by Clause 2 which, instead of offering to pay for assisted suicide clinics that medical professionals without moral objections would run (and thus removing the need for Clause 6 and a lot of controversy in the topic), has member states arrange for eligible patients in areas without “locally accessible” (which is widely meaningless) assisted suicide services to “travel to the nearest clinic within WA jurisdiction that provides safe assisted suicide services.” This means two things, both unacceptable:
  • The first interpretation of “within WA jurisdiction” is within territory under direct control by the WA, ie the WA headquarters. While ambassadors may want to seek assisted suicide after debates about the death penalty, employees vs. independent contractors, or paid leave, an assisted suicide clinic has no place in the headquarters of a legislative body, and thus there is no such nearest clinic to travel to, defeating the entire purpose of the resolution.
  • The second interpretation of “within WA jurisdiction” is within every WA member state. This would oftentimes mean sending eligible patients to warzones, staunch enemies or otherwise hostile nations, quarantined nations, and potentially even nations unreachable by the arranging member state’s technology, as “nearest” does not factor in diplomatic relations, military activity, health, general safety, or practicality. “Safe assisted suicide services” does not save this loophole, as it merely requires the euthanasia service to be safe, not access to it.
Ashamed that Clause 5 is yet another opt-out of the entire resolution as compelling is entirely subjective; member states would comply with the resolution by claiming that “euthanasia opposes our state interest of not killing our people” is compelling enough,

Puzzled at Clause 6, which says that consent to euthanasia before "the procedure is performed by a medical professional trained in assisted suicide" still counts, instead of the far more sensible provision stating that consent to euthanasia before the recipient "has an incurable serious physical illness that will directly result in their death in the foreseeable future or directly results in permanent unbearable agony" still counts,

Shocked that Clause 8 lets member states jack up the prices of assisted suicide, as again there is no arbiter of what a “substantial” burden to the patient’s finances is, thus essentially robbing patients in unbearable agony already,

Finding GA#593 to be unmistakably flawed, to the point where repeal is necessary,

Hereby repeals GA#593.

Votes For: 9 311 (61.7%)
Votes Against: 5 777 (38.3%)

Implemented Sat 12 Feb 2022

[GA 596 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #597

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:48 pm

Addressing Domestic Abuse
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.

Category: Moral Decency
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Barfleur

Text: The World Assembly,

Acknowledging that many cultures place the home and family on a deserved pedestal;

Rejecting the notion that any person has the right or privilege to deliberately harm a person solely because the two are in an intimate or family relationship;

Aware of the generational nature of domestic abuse, with children who see or are subjected to domestic abuse being significantly more likely to perpetrate such abuse as adults, and to suffer other forms of harm well into their life;

Asserting that domestic abuse is a matter of international concern, as:
  1. there is a fundamental right to security and integrity of the person, of the house, and of the family, rights which are disregarded by those who commit domestic abuse; and
  2. many nations, even otherwise respected nations, consider violence between intimate partners, or between parents and children, to be of lesser or no importance, thus denying certain vulnerable persons equal rights and equal dignity under the law;

Seeking to ensure that perpetrators of domestic abuse face justice and that their victims receive the support they need to rebuild their lives,

Hereby enacts as follows:

  1. In this Resolution, "domestic abuse" means any one or more of the following, when the perpetrator is a spouse, civil partner, parent, legal guardian, or cohabitant of the victim:
    1. physical or sexual violence, other than a physical act done within reasonable self-defense;
    2. threats to inflict serious bodily harm, when the perpetrator appears to have the means and will to carry the threat into execution;
    3. preventing the victim from finding or maintaining employment, working, or receiving remuneration for their work;
    4. confiscating the assets of the victim, or preventing the victim from accessing any property which the victim has a legal right to access;
    5. administering any drug or similar substance to the victim, without the victim's consent, other than an act permitted under international law; or
    6. interfering with the interactions between the victim and the victims's friends or family or monitoring any form of communications with the intention of rendering the victim dependent on the perpetrator or unable to appreicate the fact that the perpetrator is engaging in, has engaged in, or is likely to engage in, any other act described in items (a) to (e).
  2. Each member shall:
    1. ensure that domestic abuse is a criminal offense under its law, with penalties commensurate to its effect on the victim and to the history and relevant convictions of the offender;
    2. provide that a violent or sexual offense shall be treated as aggravated if committed as domestic abuse;
    3. forbid the fact that the perpetrator and victim of an offense were in a family or romantic relationship from being used as evidence of innocence or as reason for a lighter sentence; and
    4. forbid the defense in any prosecution from questioning the alleged victim regarding why such person remained in a relationship with the defendant, unless such questioning would materially benefit the defense beyond simply rendering the alleged victim less credible or causing mental harm to the alleged victim.
  3. Each member shall require schools and educational institutions within the jurisdiction of that nation to:
    1. educate students, in a manner appropriate to the ages of such students, of the nature of domestic abuse, including that any person may be a perpetrator or a victim of domestic abuse;
    2. provide resources to students who suffer, or who know a person who suffers, from domestic abuse, including assistance to students seeking to leave any such situation;
    3. on request of any person who works or is a student at such school or institution, separate that person from another person who has been convicted of committing domestic abuse against the requesting party;
    4. refrain from punishing or retaliating against a student who is reported to have been subjected to an instance of domestic abuse; and
    5. ensure that students and faculty are aware of the laws governing domestic abuse, including, but not limited to, the purpose and effect of those laws and the authorities responsible for enforcing those laws.
  4. Members, in promulgating regulations or legislation the effect of which is to restrict or limit the ability of persons to leave their place of residence, are required to:
    1. consider the effects of such regulations or legislation on the occurence, detection, and punishment of domestic abuse; and
    2. ensure that while such regulations or legislation is in effect, there exists an accessible way for victims of domestic abuse to escape such situation.
  5. Members shall not reduce, suspend, or vacate charges for any criminal offense against a suspect by reason of the fact that the suspect has married the alleged victim of such offense, or has promised or otherwise indicated an intent to do so. Any national law or regulation which permits or requires such reduction, suspension, or vacatur shall be held null, void, and of no effect.

Co-author: Tinhampton

Votes For: 13 012 (83.3%)
Votes Against: 2 616 (16.7%)

Implemented Wed 16 Feb 2022

[GA 597 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #598

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:49 pm

Access to Euthanasia Services
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.

Category: Health
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Apatosaurus II

Text: Whereas individuals should possess the right to end their life on their own terms if they are in unbearable agony, and

Whereas the supposed dangers of permitting access to assisted suicide do not outweigh the right to have a dignified death,

Be it enacted as follows:
  1. Let these terms be defined as follows for the purposes of this resolution:
    1. "Informed consent" is bona fide consent provided by an individual on their own free will to a medical procedure, where they are fully aware of what they are consenting to, all significant consequences, and any potential alternatives; the individual in question may withdraw such consent at any time, and this consent may also be provided conditionally.

    2. “Assisted suicide” is a medical procedure to directly, quickly, and painlessly end the life of a patient, where:
      1. the patient has provided informed consent to the procedure and method thereof, and

      2. the patient has an incurable physical condition that will directly result in their death in the foreseeable future, or directly and severely compromises their quality of life with no realistic prospect of improvement.
    3. An "eligible patient" is an individual who biologically can die and is able to receive assisted suicide as per 1b.i and 1b.ii.

    4. Assisted suicide services are "locally accessible" in a given area if any necessary travel to receive said services poses no substantial burden to quality of life, time, or finances to individuals in that area seeking such services.
  2. Member states must provide fully subsidised assisted suicide services to eligible patients within their jurisdiction. Member states must also arrange and provide fully subsidised travel to receive such services for any eligible patient in areas within their jurisdiction where such services are not locally accessible. All such services and travel must be at no monetary cost to recipients.

  3. If a member state demonstrates bona fide to the General Accounting Office that they are unable to fund Section 2 services and travel without causing serious damage to their economy or finances, that member state shall receive funds from the World Assembly General Fund assessed by the General Accounting Office to aid them in funding Section 2 services and travel. Member states may not use such funds for any purpose other than funding Section 2 services and travel.

  4. No member state may discriminate against any persons, or persons related thereof, for receiving, seeking, administering, or otherwise facilitating, assisted suicide or Section 2 services, in ways including but not limited to:
    1. tax discrimination by placing a higher burden of tax on said persons,

    2. prosecuting individuals, or individuals related thereof, for receiving, seeking, administrating, or otherwise facilitating, assisted suicide or Section 2 services,

    3. withholding any inheritance from the heirs of individuals due to said individuals having died by assisted suicide or Section 2 assisted suicide, or

    4. failing to provide equal protection before the law to said persons.
  5. No member state may implement any policy with a cognisable impact of hindering the ability of eligible patients to receive assisted suicide, unless that policy does not violate any other provisions of this resolution and that member state demonstrates bona fide to the Independent Adjudicative Office that the policy furthers a clearly stated, compelling, and practical state interest, with narrowly tailored means that are the least restrictive means necessary to achieve said interest.

  6. No member state, persons, or group of persons may deliberately coerce or require an individual to seek or receive assisted suicide, nor may any member state, persons, or group of persons deliberately coerce or require an individual against seeking or receiving assisted suicide.

  7. A medical professional expressing a bona fide objection against performing assisted suicide may not be required to perform assisted suicide, as long as that professional directs patients seeking assisted suicide to easily, readily, and locally accessible assisted suicide services. No member state, persons, or group of persons may deliberately coerce or require a medical professional to either provide or not provide such an objection.

  8. In this resolution, singular words include the plural unless otherwise indicated, and older extant World Assembly resolutions shall overrule any conflicting provisions within this resolution. Member states must interpret and obey this resolution in good faith.

Co-author: Imperium Anglorum

Votes For: 10 712 (72.9%)
Votes Against: 3 987 (27.1%)

Implemented Sun 20 Feb 2022

[GA 598 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #599

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:50 pm

Repeal "Active Reduction of Space Debris"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #595
Proposed by: Fhaengshia

Description: General Assembly Resolution #595 "Active Reduction of Space Debris" (Category: Environmental, Industry Affected: Manufacturing) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The General Assembly,

Appreciating the intent of [resolution=GA#595]GAR#595: “Active Reduction of Space Debris”[/resolution] to improve the under-heard environment of space and orbital habitats;

Believing, however, loopholes and other flaws in this legislation render it unworkable;

Acknowledging that although [resolution=GA#349]GAR#349 “To Prevent Dangerous Debris”[/resolution] requires that all space-launched objects de-orbit in a fashion, GAR#595 requires stronger incentivization for the overly-well defined platforms it directs member states to construct and utilize, as the unclear and unfortunate wording fails to specify an active requirement for the deployment of space debris de-orbiting platforms,

Additionally finding that the requirement for any affected space debris to be of a sufficient size that the effort would not be "wasteful" in de-orbiting could likewise enable member states to selectively define wasteful to an otherwise unreasonable level, thus enabling member states to also skirt responsibility in this regard,

Identifying that the narrowness of clause 3 is burdensome and restrictive to different member states as although it describes in great detail methods to be used, it however fails to sufficiently qualify when member states with more advanced technology are able to introduce their more efficient developments for space debris removal, and more-so that lesser-developed nations would be prevented from using the technology available to them to comply with the resolution, having yet to acquire the more advanced methods,

Finding that the environmental protections of atmospheric worlds from the effects of space debris burn-up in clause 2 to be sadly insufficient, particularly because the requirement that space debris must be de-orbited within 5 years of becoming debris has potentially disastrous consequences, requiring immediate de-orbit of such an astronomical volume as to detrimentally affect delicate atmospheric balances,

Lastly alarmed that clause 2 additionally could allow for more efficient methods to circumvent such environmental protections, thereby damaging the intentions of this resolution,

Now, hereby, the World Assembly repeals GAR#595 “Active Reduction Of Space Debris”.

Votes For: 13 319 (86.4%)
Votes Against: 2 091 (13.6%)

Implemented Mon 28 Feb 2022

[GA 599 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #600

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:58 pm

Comfortable Pillows for All Protocol
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.

Category: Regulation
Area of Effect: Consumer Protection
Proposed by: Minskiev

Text: THIS MOST AUGUST LEAST JANUARY ASSEMBLY OF WORLDS *dun dun*,

CONSCIOUS of the numerous benefits to getting sufficient sleep, including lowering the risk for health problems, reducing stress, thinking more clearly, boosting one’s immune system, and many more,

COGNIZANT that pillows help one sleep better, aligning one’s spine and providing comfort during rest,

ALL TOO AWARE of the exhaustive list of issues of most pillows, so apparent that one could name them off with their eyes closed, in that one pillow is too low to sleep comfortably, but two pillows are too high to sleep comfortably, that both sides are too hot, that it’s not firm enough, or perhaps even that it’s too firm,

BELIEVING that the importance of proper sleep has been slept on, hereby:
  1. DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, a “pillow” as a typically cuboid supporting structure specifically for individuals’ heads during periods of rest,
  2. MANDATES member states to take all necessary actions so that:
    1. pillows of differing but acceptable and fit for purpose rigidities, sizes, materials, coolnesses, shapes, and functions are all widely accessible and affordable in their member state; and
    2. functioning sleep medications and sleeping devices (such as continuous positive airway pressure machines, or CPAPs) that are proven to largely mitigate the effects of sleep disorders are all widely accessible and affordable in their member state.
  3. DIRECTS member states to inform their citizenries of accurate, scientifically-backed methods to improve sleep, the problems of not getting enough sleep, and common sleep disorders and how to correct or mitigate them, and
  4. RECOMMENDS that member states use catchy abbreviations for their Section 3 sleep campaigns; some suggestions are:
    1. "Always Place Neck for Effective Alignment!" (APNEA);
    2. "Rest Long Soon!" (RLS);
    3. "I Never Sleep On Medication Now that I'm Aware!" (INSOMNIA);
    4. "Rest Beautifully Dormant!" (RBD); and
    5. "Normally All Rests are Crummy and Obstinate; Let Enjoyable Pillows Satisfy You!" (NARCOLEPSY).

Votes For: 9 485 (54.0%)
Votes Against: 8 088 (46.0%)

Implemented Tue 8 Mar 2022

[GA 600 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #601

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:59 pm

Freedom of Travel
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Civil Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Wallenburg

Text: Recognizing the cultural variety of its member states,

Understanding that most member states are built on sedentary hierarchies,

Further recognizing a history of violence, persecution, segregation, and hatred committed by those who control settled areas against those who rely on the resources under their control or the ability to travel through settled territory,

Believing that no law-abiding individual should be compelled to remain in one place, nor persecuted for their choice to travel within the territory of their own nation, nor prevented from traveling by systems designed to restrict their free movement,

The World Assembly hereby enacts these terms:

  1. Systematic or otherwise intentional and statistically disproportionate violence perpetrated against a group, forceful isolation of a group in designated areas, removal of a group from designated areas, or the forceful institution of population controls on a group are recognized as acts of genocide.

  2. Any act of genocide against any group on the basis of their nomadic or non-nomadic status or their desire to travel or settle in a legal manner in any given place or time is a crime against humanity.

  3. Neither the World Assembly nor member states may restrict the domestic travel of any individual to any place or time within their jurisdictions or legally bind any individual to take up residence anywhere, except to the minimal extent necessary to:

    1. Enforce a court order, detain an individual on a criminal charge, or contain a violent individual who poses an immediate threat to public health or safety,

    2. Protect a vulnerable ecosystem, environment, or culturally important site,

    3. Enforce an entity's land use or private property rights,

    4. Enforce a quarantine or otherwise prevent the spread of a disease epidemic,

    5. Restrict the general public from entering an area that presents a serious inherent danger of injury or death which requires specialized training to mitigate,

    6. Evacuate or shelter the entire population of an area when it is threatened by indiscriminate disaster, such as a volcanic eruption or military bombardment,

    7. Prevent espionage, protect military assets, or maintain the cohesion of active military assets, or

    8. Return an individual to their legal custodian when the individual is not traveling with the consent of their custodian.
  4. Member states must, to their full technological capacity, guarantee public access and the ability to safely travel to culturally important and economically essential areas, except where restrictions are permitted under section 3.

  5. Member states may, within the permissions of extant international law, restrict in any manner the use of one or more modes of transportation from one area to another, as long as individuals are still capable of traveling from one to the other in a timely and widely affordable fashion, without significantly increased risk to their health or safety.

  6. Member states may not take action against or deprive of government services any individual on the basis of their non-sedentary behavior, lifestyle, or culture (including itinerancy, nomadism, nomadic pastoralism, and transhumance), or lack thereof.

  7. Segregation of education programs or housing based on nomadic or non-nomadic status is prohibited, including education programs or housing constructed by sedentary cultures or institutions with the intent of primarily serving non-sedentary individuals.

  8. An individual's nomadic or non-nomadic status is an arbitrary, reductive characteristic. Member states must address violence or other crime motivated by the victim's status in this regard with the same haste, seriousness, and measure of justice dedicated to other crimes motivated by an arbitrary, reductive characteristic.

  9. No aspect of this resolution may be enforced in a manner that contradicts precedent World Assembly law in force.

Votes For: 12 075 (76.1%)
Votes Against: 3 785 (23.9%)

Implemented Sat 12 Mar 2022

[GA 601 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #602

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:00 pm

Repeal "Institutional Psychiatry Act"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #140
Proposed by: Morover

Description: General Assembly Resolution #140 "Institutional Psychiatry Act" (Category: Civil Rights, Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Believing in the rights of people with mental illness, as laid out by Resolution 140, “Institutional Psychiatry Act”,

Concerned, however, that when discussing the right to freedom of communications that people with mental illness have, that no exception is made for those who are charged with a crime,

Worried that this failure allows criminals with potentially dangerous or otherwise harmful information and just so happen to have a mental illness to release this information to cohorts or the world at large, which may pose a threat to society, and gets in the way of proper justice being delivered,

Believing that this singular oversight is significant enough to justify repeal of Resolution 140, and intending to pass a suitable replacement for the protection of those with mental illnesses,

Hereby repeals Resolution 140, “Institutional Psychiatry Act”.

Votes For: 13 700 (84.1%)
Votes Against: 2 592 (15.9%)

Implemented Wed 16 Mar 2022

[GA 602 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #603

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:01 pm

Lgbtiqa Inclusiveness In Schools Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Apatosaurus II

Text: Discrimination and harassment against the LGBTIQA+ community in schools, such as targetting of LGBTIQA+ students and homophobic hate speech, is a widespread problem in some member states, denying LGBTIQA+ students a safe and healthy education experience in such member states. Such discrimination and harassment can also create undue pressure on LGBTIQA+ students to conceal their sexuality or gender identity. Furthermore, some schools still take little to no action against homophobia within their schools, or merely engage in "lip service" against homophobia in the absence of strong legislation protecting LGBTIQA+ students.

Now, therefore, be it enacted as follows:
  1. For the purposes of this resolution, these terms are defined as follows:
    1. A “school” is defined as an institution designed for the organised education of students by providing learning spaces and environments.

    2. “Hate speech” is defined as public speech which expresses, whether explicitly or implicitly, hate or discrimination towards a certain group; this includes, but is not limited to, the use of slurs against said group.
  2. All member states must require schools within their jurisdiction to:
    1. teach bona fide to students under the age of majority if they have any, as part of their curriculum and appropriately to the ages of said students:
      1. how sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity are defined, developed and experienced, including but not limited to the fact that sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity of individuals are beyond their conscious control, as well as that variance in sexual orientation, romantic orientation and gender identity is normal and natural,

      2. that individuals should not be considered to be “mentally ill”, “confused” or otherwise insane on the basis of their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,

      3. that non-heterosexual relationships are equal to heterosexual ones, and

      4. that one's gender is determined by their gender identity, rather than their sex assigned at birth;
    2. offer resources to their students to:
      1. assist them in questioning or determining their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,

      2. assist them in accepting and coming to terms with their sexual orientation, romantic orientation or gender identity,

      3. help them deal with harassment or discrimination for their sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity, and

      4. otherwise support the mental health of students with diverse sexual or romantic orientations or gender identity;
    3. actively and continuously work to prevent and take action against all forms of harassment of their students based on their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth, or perception thereof, and also encourage their students to report and try to stop such harassment should it occur; and

    4. actively and continuously work to prevent, and take action against any occurrences which they are aware of, hate speech by their students against groups based on their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth.
  3. All member states must prohibit schools within their jurisdiction from discriminating against students on the basis of their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex assigned at birth.

Co-author: Evinea

Votes For: 11 213 (69.5%)
Votes Against: 4 921 (30.5%)

Implemented Sun 20 Mar 2022

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General Assembly resolution #604

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:02 pm

Access to Scientific Knowledge
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

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

Text: The General Assembly,

Recognizing the ever-present imbalance in the growth of states, especially when it comes to scientific development; and

Believing the solution to that imbalance presents itself in the public dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout all member states;

Hereby:

  1. Defines “sciences” for the purpose of this resolution as the academic study of natural phenomena and processes, social functions and relationships, and thought about those categories.

  2. Establishes the Council for Scientific Dissemination (CSD).

  3. Mandates that member states provide the CSD with data and research in the sciences, published in peer-reviewed journals and meeting appropriate standards for replicability - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.

  4. Requires that member states additionally provide the CSD with any government-funded research and data in the sciences - barring that which is classified for the purposes of national security, defense, or represents a proprietary trade secret.

  5. Obligates all member states to provide the CSD with sufficient reasoning for the classification and thus withholding of materials as per Articles 3 and 4. The CSD shall determine the sufficiency of any arguments provided by member states in accordance with the following criteria:
    1. Whether the dissemination of materials would result in a threat to national security, and/or
    2. Whether the dissemination of materials would result in severe, potentially irrecoverable damage to a member state’s economy.
  6. States that the CSD shall:
    1. Coordinate with member states to ensure that all research and data received meets the standards of peer review and replicability.
    2. Coordinate with other offices and bureaus established by this august World Assembly to provide them with research and data relevant to their mandates.
    3. Establish a easily searchable database of the received data and research in the sciences that is available to the general public.

Co-author: Greater Cesnica, Thousand Branches

Votes For: 12 969 (79.7%)
Votes Against: 3 307 (20.3%)

Implemented Sat 9 Apr 2022

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General Assembly resolution #605

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:03 pm

Repeal "World Assembly Border Policy"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #564
Proposed by: Barfleur

Description: General Assembly Resolution #564 "World Assembly Border Policy" (Category: Civil Rights, Area of Effect: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly hereby finds as follows:

  1. Resolution No. 564 "World Assembly Border Policy" (hereafter "the target resolution") is a good-intentioned law enacted to further a beneficial goal, namely, the voluntary harmonization of borders across member nations. Such harmonization has been shown to be of great economic and social benefit to those nations which choose to take part in it. Nevertheless, Resolution No. 564 fails in its intended goals, and actively harms member nations, for reasons stated below.

  2. The target resolution's first flaw is in its second clause, which establishes a committee called the WABC and then "[t]asks WABC with processing applications from member states to join a free movement zone." Nations possess all sovereign powers which they have not explicitly forfeited as a condition of membership in this august body. Therefore, any two (or more) nations which wish to form a free movement zone could do so on their own, without intervention from this body or any of its committees. In fact, two (or more) nations would likely negotiate a better and fairer free movement zone among themselves, as their policymakers would:
    1. be far more aware of the relevant nations' interests than indifferent (though hardworking and dedicated) gnomes assigned to an international committee;
    2. benefit from the ability to engage in more one-on-one discussion with officials of the other nations; and
    3. not need to concern themselves with the interests of a potentially infinite number of other nations, in different universes, with different forms of government and attitudes to (and modes of) international travel.
  3. The target resolution's third clause, which "[r]equires that applicant states, in order to be approved by WABC, meet a list of criteria established by WABC which will include an analysis of their border security regarding non-consenting and non-member states," is empty at best and dangerous at worst. This is because:
    1. there are no criteria listed upfront, only the promise that future criteria will be dictated by an international committee, a state of affairs which may be expected to result in nations unsure as to whether joining an international free movement zone will be in their national interest, as they will not know what the conditions of joining will be; and
    2. the clause's reference to "non-consenting ... states" is not at all clear in terms of what it means; a nation may reasonably choose to allow unrestricted travel from one nation and restrict travel from another based on factors such as existing trade, terrorism, and government cooperation.
  4. Reducing crime and terrorism is a priority of both national governments and of this body. However, the target resolution actively hampers this goal by "allow[ing] unlimited travel across borders at designated points between consenting states without the need of the traveler to present documentation at each border." Requiring member nations to permit individuals to freely cross from one jurisdiction to another without even verifying identity opens the door to widespread trafficking in contraband goods (including stolen property), drugs, weapons, endangered and invasive species, and even sapient beings subject to the worst forms of exploitation. It is good policy to encourage international cooperation on matters of transnational crime; it is shockingly bad policy to require international complicity in such crime.

  5. It is a common refrain that the target resolution, through its mostly optional nature, has negligible effects on most nations, and is therefore not a serious contender for a a repeal. But its tenth clause forces member nations, even those which emphatically reject the artificially-created free movement zone, to conduct relations with such zone through a specially-appointed liaison. Thus, while largely saving its harms for the nations which voluntarily subject themselves thereto, the target resolution cannot be seen as an optional affair which a nation can just as easily opt out of.

  6. On balance, while the target resolution has noble aims, it serves no purpose which member nations cannot serve on their own in a more thorough and efficient manner, and actively undermines many of the objectives that this same body has previously ordained as international law. It therefore warrants a repeal.
Now, therefore, be Resolution No. 564 "World Assembly Border Policy" repealed.

Votes For: 14 707 (92.1%)
Votes Against: 1 256 (7.9%)

Implemented Wed 13 Apr 2022

[GA 605 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]

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General Assembly resolution #606

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:04 pm

Universal STI Counteraction
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.

Category: Health
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Thousand Branches

Text: Acknowledging the continued spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI) across a large portion of WA member states; and

Discouraged by the lack of universal testing, treatment, and medication surrounding STIs;

The World Assembly hereby mandates that:

All member states must offer free (or fully insurance-covered), confidential, and universally accessible solutions to sexually transmitted infections, including but not limited to:
  1. Accurate STI testing for all STIs; these must be available to any WA resident who fulfills any of these criteria:
    1. Exhibits symptoms of any STI.
    2. Is consistently exposed to possible STI transmission as a part of their profession or employment.
    3. Has been possibly exposed to any STI since their last period of adequate testing.
  2. Effective antibiotic or antiviral treatment/medication for all STI; these must be available to any resident who has tested positive for an STI of any form until such treatment or medication is no longer necessary or the patient is no longer a WA resident.
Member residents, upon testing positive for an STI, must, to the best of their ability, provide a list of all persons they may have come in transmissible contact with since the date they last tested negative for that STI. The clinic or organization that tested that individual must:
  1. Privately contact, to the best of their ability and only when contact would not directly endanger the lives of any involved parties, each member of the positive individual’s list to inform those individuals of the possibility of contact and to recommend immediate testing.
  2. Delete the provided list immediately after completion.
  3. Never share any of the provided information with law enforcement of any kind.
  4. Not, under any circumstances, share records of an individual's transmissible contacts with any party other than the person receiving the positive test, their transmissible contacts, or the clinic performing the test, excepting circumstances where all of the aforementioned parties consent to the disclosure,
The World Health Authority (WHA) must, using funds allocated from the WA General Fund, ensure that adequately accessible STI testing, treatment, and medication are available across member states that cannot afford such solutions by:
  1. Expanding existing general clinics throughout member states to introduce, accommodate, and upkeep STI testing, treatment, and medication.
  2. Providing internationally available training programs to ensure that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are properly trained in the most effective STI-related treatments and countermeasures.
  3. Donating supplies, grants, or labor in an effort to upkeep STI treatment faculties.
Member states must, through any previously provided reproductive education courses, provide instruction on avoiding and counteracting the spread of STI, including advocation for regular testing before sexual activity with new partners and the use of contraceptives as a preventative measure.

Votes For: 12 476 (80.1%)
Votes Against: 3 099 (19.9%)

Implemented Sun 17 Apr 2022

[GA 606 on NS] [Official Debate Topic]
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General Assembly resolution #607

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:04 pm

Health and Safety Act
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.

Category: Regulation
Area of Effect: Safety
Proposed by: Alistia

Text: The World Assembly,

Recognizing not only that industry is critical to the economic development of many member states, but that high standards of health and safety are critical to the development of many industries,

Concerned that some member states and employers might not have adequate laws and policies in effect to protect workers from dangerous working conditions, not only in factories and other centers of heavy industry but also - for example - in restaurants (where measures to prevent cross-contamination of foodstuffs, such as the use of different-colored chopping boards and regular handwashing, are of great importance),

Believing that employers in member states with strong health and safety standards should not be entitled to outsource jobs to member states with lax or nonexistent health and safety standards in order to increase profit at the expense of workers well being, and

Supporting the right of workers everywhere to face as small a risk of physical harm and deterioration as possible while they are working,

Hereby enacts as follows.

1. Each member state must:

  1. publish a first, quantitative manual of guidelines listing those levels of mechanical, temperature, chemical, and ergonomic stresses which a worker in that member state may endure on a daily basis without incurring adverse side effects over time,
  2. publish a second, quantitative manual of guidelines listing those levels of various industrial chemical substances, with reference to levels in both the factory workplace environment and a worker's blood sample, which a worker in that member state may endure on a daily basis without incurring adverse side effects over time,
  3. publish a third, qualitative manual of guidelines explaining the steps that their workers can take to reduce their risk of injury in the workplace (both in general and at the particular type of business where they work), regardless of where they work or what their job entails, and the steps that employers in each sector of the economy must take to reduce these risks,
  4. update the three manuals of guidelines, hereinafter "the Manuals," on an annual basis to incorporate the latest research findings and relevant statistical data, and
  5. distribute the Manuals to all of their businesses, and
  6. sanction those businesses who expose their workers to levels of stress and exposure to chemical substances (pursuant to Articles 1a and 1b respectively) beyond those stipulated in the Manuals, or who fail to report injuries sustained by their workers at the workplace to their member states government (to ensure its compliance with Article 2c).
2. The Health and Safety Board (HSB) is established. It is responsible for receiving the following data from each member state on an annual basis:

  1. legal measures enacted by that member state and its political subdivisions to protect the health and safety of workers,
  2. how frequently and effectively the measures described in Articles 1a, 1b, 1c, and 2a are being enforced by the government, and
  3. how often per year, on average, workplace injuries occur (which shall be disaggregated according to whether they were caused by mechanical hazards, temperature hazards, chemical hazards, or ergonomic hazards).

3. The HSB shall report all member states and political subdivisions of member states whose governments fail to enforce those measures they have enacted to protect the health and safety of workers, including by failing to enforce compliance with Articles 1, 2 and 4 of this Act, to the WACC.

4. Each member state must disseminate accurate and informative publications to all of their businesses (including state-owned businesses) that describe the legal measures they have enacted to protect the health and safety of workers and explain how businesses can comply with these legal measures.

Co-author: Tinhampton

Votes For: 8 138 (50.7%)
Votes Against: 7 904 (49.3%)

Implemented Mon 25 Apr 2022

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