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Passed General Assembly Resolutions

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:27 am

Welcome to the General Assembly RexisQuexis™, the premier resolutions database updated periodically with the best and latest information from the General Assembly, cross-referenced with helpful links, easily searchable, and quotable for all your rules-lawyering needs!

Using RexisQuexis™, you can easily search through all General Assembly resolutions by the title in the index below or by its text with the 'Search this topic…' box above. And now, with RexisQuexis™ Categories, all the world's laws are collated and organised at your fingertips!

RexisQuexis™ only lists all resolutions passed under the World Assembly. If you would like to search for old NationStates United Nations Resolutions, you can do so here. Due to the move from Jolt to the current forums, some of the links given may be broken. RexisQuexis™ links to an archived copy of the Jolt forums where those links are broken and archives exist.

Do not post in this thread. Corrections and updates will be made periodically in a timely manner. RexisQuexis™ will include whatever styling, bolding, underlining, italicising, etc. which are chosen to be included. Spacing will be dealt with to produce a generally acceptable presentation.



Off-site resources
Below are links to useful off-site resources for keeping track of WA activity: proposals, voting records, etc. I hope you might find them useful in researching past proposals, votes, or resolutions. Contact me if you would like a database of this sort added to this list.

  • Ermarian Jolt forum archives (Jolt forum archives, referenced in some old WA resolutions)
  • The North Pacific's WA vote records (automated vote, delegate, nation for selected regions, and proposal data back to varying dates)
  • European WA Office resolution voting records (automated hourly vote totals back to October 2014)
  • European WA Office delegate vote records (automated delegate vote records back to August 2017)
  • European WA Office proposal archive (automated, updated on an hourly basis back to 9 January 2019)

Passed World Assembly Resolutions

This topic is meant as a quick-reference guide/resource for forum users who want to refer or link to past resolutions. One note: Yes, I am fully aware that all of these are already listed on the game site. However, the list on NationStates is not as "searchable" as a forum thread, so that's the reason for this. Please scroll down to the next post to see the list.

Another important note: This only lists resolutions passed under the World Assembly, not the old NationStates United Nations (yeah, I know, I said the name, I'm going to jail, heh-heh). Those resolutions are now classified as "Historical" on NS, and hence no longer apply. They do not appear on this forum. However, for your convenience and edification, they have been reproduced here. Enjoy.

Finally, please do not post in this thread. I try to keep this thing updated at least once a month, but if I've been neglecting it, just telegram me. Flipping out on the Moderation forum works too. Whatever. Just don't litter this thread.

For a list of resolutions sorted by category, see this thread. This list is no longer maintained. You can create a rough list of resolutions which have a certain category by searching the category. No guarantees about that though. Also, due to the move from the Jolt forums to the new NS forums, many of the old threads are now lost. I have painstakingly found the old threads in the archives and linked them for you.

A note about markup in resolutions: clicky.

Please note this thread was originally maintained by Omigodtheykilledkenny from 25 April 2009 to 6 January 2016 and his work in cataloguing the first 354 resolutions. I would like to personally thank him for those many years of dedicated service to the World Assembly, this thread, and NationStates.
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List of Passed General Assembly Resolutions

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:38 am

    Page 1
  1. The World Assembly
  2. Rights and Duties of WA States
  3. The Right to a Fair Trial [REPEALED]
  4. Restrictions on Child Labor
  5. Coordinating Relief Aid [REPEALED]
  6. Humanitarian Transport
  7. Workplace Safety Standards Act
  8. World Assembly Headquarters
  9. Prevention of Torture
  10. Nuclear Arms Possession Act NAPA
  11. Repeal "The Right to a Fair Trial"
  12. Prevention of Terrorism [REPEALED]
  13. Fair Criminal Trial [REPEALED]
  14. Neutrality of Nations [REPEALED]
  15. Freedom of Marriage Act [REPEALED]
  16. Sexual Privacy Act [REPEALED]
  17. WA General Fund
  18. The Prisoners of War Accord
  19. Child Protection Act [REPEALED]
  20. Suppress International Piracy
  21. Living Wage Act [REPEALED]
  22. Diplomat Protection Act
  23. Ban on Slavery and Trafficking

    Page 2

  24. Repeal "Prevention of Terrorism"
  25. WA Counterterrorism Act
  26. World Assembly Economic Union [REPEALED]
  27. Freedom of Assembly
  28. Repeal "Fair Criminal Trial"
  29. Patient's Rights Act
  30. Freedom of Expression [REPEALED] FoE
  31. World Health Authority
  32. Veterans Reform Act [REPEALED]
  33. Repeal "Coordinating Relief Aid"
  34. International Transport Safety
  35. The Charter of Civil Rights COCR
  36. Repeal "Veterans Reform Act"
  37. Fairness in Criminal Trials
  38. Convention Against Genocide CAG
  39. The Right to a Lawful Divorce
  40. The Landmine Convention [REPEALED]
  41. Access to Life-Saving Drugs
  42. WA Environmental Council [REPEALED]
  43. WA Labor Relations Act
  44. Reduction of Abortion Act [REPEALED]
  45. Repeal "World Assembly Economic Union"
  46. Right of Emigration [REPEALED]
  47. Law of the Sea [REPEALED]
  48. Access to Science in Schools [REPEALED]

    Page 3

  49. Stem Cells For Greater Health [REPEALED]
  50. International Salvage Laws
  51. Humanitarian Aid Coordination
  52. Food Welfare Act
  53. Epidemic Response Act
  54. Dignified End of Life Choices [REPEALED]
  55. Repeal "Right of Emigration"
  56. Numismatics Appreciation Act [REPEALED]
  57. Refugee Protection
  58. Right to Privacy [REPEALED]
  59. The Right to Education [REPEALED]
  60. Nuclear Disaster Response Act
  61. WA Copyright Charter [REPEALED]
  62. For the Detained and Convicted [REPEALED]
  63. Protection of Outer Space Act [REPEALED]
  64. Food and Drug Standards
  65. Biological Weapons Conference [REPEALED]
  66. Endangered Species Protection
  67. Habeas Corpus [REPEALED]
  68. National Economic Freedoms NEF
  69. Protection of monuments [REPEALED]
  70. International Competition Law [REPEALED]
  71. Repeal "Protection of Monuments"
  72. Cultural Heritage Protection [REPEALED]
  73. International Postal Union

    Page 4

  74. Medical Blockade Restriction [REPEALED]
  75. International Radio Act [REPEALED]
  76. Standardised Passport Act
  77. Repeal "The Right to Education"
  78. Universal Library Coalition ULC
  79. Ban on Ex Post Facto Laws
  80. A Promotion of Basic Education
  81. Disaster Preparedness Act [REPEALED]
  82. Universal Clinical Trials Act
  83. International Road Safety
  84. A Ban on Forced Disappearances
  85. Repeal "Disaster Preparedness Act"
  86. Museums of Musical Heritage
  87. Meteorological Cooperation
  88. WA Numeration and Units Act
  89. Internet Net Neutrality Act [REPEALED]
  90. Drug Trafficking Act
  91. A Convention on Gender
  92. Cooperation in Science Act [REPEALED]
  93. The General Patent Charter [REPEALED]
  94. Microcredit and Microgrants
  95. Responsible Offshore Drilling
  96. The Clean Water Resolution [REPEALED]
  97. Quality in Health Services
  98. Oil Tanker Standards Act [REPEALED]

    Page 5

  99. Multilateral Prosecution Act [REPEALED]
  100. Anti-Cyberterrorism Act [REPEALED]
  101. Repeal "The Clean Water Resolution"
  102. International Criminal Court [REPEALED] ICC
  103. International Drug Education
  104. Nautical Pilotage Act [REPEALED]
  105. Preparing for Disasters
  106. Assitance Givers Protection [REPEALED]
  107. Clean Water Act
  108. For the Wrongly Convicted
  109. Rights of the Orphaned Child
  110. Identity Theft Prevention Act
  111. Medical Research Ethics Act
  112. Convention on Execution [REPEALED]
  113. The Gem Trading Accord [REPEALED]
  114. On Female Genital Mutilation
  115. Space Research Station Program [REPEALED]
  116. Nuclear Waste Safety Act
  117. Delineation of Borders Act [REPEALED]
  118. Ethics in International Trade [REPEALED]
  119. Nuclear Testing Safety [REPEALED]
  120. Missing Minors Database [REPEALED]
  121. Medical Facilities Protection
  122. Read the Resolution Act
  123. Reducing Problem Gambling

    Page 6

  124. Essential Medication Act
  125. Repeal "Missing Minors Database"
  126. Extinction Preparation Act [REPEALED]
  127. Conscientious Objector Act [REPEALED]
  128. On Abortion
  129. Repeal "Conscientious Objector Act"
  130. Elections and Assistance Act
  131. Missing Minors Act [REPEALED]
  132. Military Freedom Act
  133. Repeal "Missing Minors Act"
  134. Guns and Mental Capacity [REPEALED]
  135. Universal Standard Time Act [REPEALED]
  136. Convention on Wartime Deceased
  137. Repeal "Universal Standard Time Act"
  138. Repeal "Space Station Research Program"
  139. Consumer Product Safety [REPEALED]
  140. Institutional Psychiatry Act
  141. Permit Male Circumcision
  142. In Regards to Cloning [REPEALED]
  143. Repeal "In Regards to Cloning"
  144. Repeal "Neutrality of Nations"
  145. Animal Cruelty Prevention [REPEALED]
  146. Recognising Achievements Act
  147. Extradition Rights
  148. Against Conflict Minerals

    Page 7

  149. On Expiration Dates [REPEALED]
  150. Repeal "Guns and Mental Capacity"
  151. Missing Individuals Act
  152. Repeal "WA Environmental Council"
  153. Repeal "Biological Weapons Conference"
  154. Repeal "Extinction Preparation Act"
  155. Freedom of the Press
  156. Safety in Difficult Times [REPEALED]
  157. Repeal "Safety in Difficult Times"
  158. On Genetically Modified Foods [REPEALED]
  159. Promotion of Intl Education
  160. Forced Marriages Ban Act
  161. Medical Standards in Prisons
  162. On Humanitarian Aid [REPEALED]
  163. Repeal "Law of the Sea"
  164. Consular Rights
  165. A Model World Assembly [REPEALED]
  166. Repeal "On Humanitarian Aid"
  167. Legalizing Prostitution [REPEALED]
  168. Law of the Seas
  169. Social Assistance Accord [REPEALED]
  170. Protect War Correspondents [REPEALED]
  171. Freedom in Medical Research [REPEALED]
  172. International Expositions Act [REPEALED]
  173. Repeal "Social Assistance Accord"

    Page 8

  174. Right to Petition
  175. Organ and Blood Donations Act [REPEALED]
  176. Disability Welfare Act
  177. Concerning Financial Fraud
  178. Repeal "Legalizing Prostitution"
  179. Clean Prostitute Act
  180. A Decriminalization of Suicide
  181. Repeal "Medical Blockade Restriction"
  182. Renewable Research Commitment [REPEALED]
  183. Defense of Self and Others [REPEALED]
  184. Repeal "Habeas Corpus"
  185. Repeal "WA Copyright Charter"
  186. Medical Provisions in Blockade
  187. Double Jeopardy Prohibition [REPEALED]
  188. Repeal "A Model World Assembly"
  189. Repeal "For the Detained and Convicted"
  190. Habeas Corpus Act [REPEALED]
  191. Repeal "Animal Cruelty Prevention"
  192. Repeal "Right to Privacy"
  193. Repeal "Double Jeopardy Prohibition"
  194. Treatment of Inmates
  195. Repeal "Habeas Corpus Act"
  196. Freedom of Information Act
  197. Banning Extrajudicial Transfer
  198. Preventing Multiple Trials

    Page 9

  199. Sustainable Fishing Act
  200. Foreign Marriage Recognition
  201. Habeas Corpus
  202. Convict Appellate Rights
  203. Repeal "Nautical Pilotage Act"
  204. Nuclear Power Safety Act [REPEALED]
  205. Freedom to Contract
  206. Repeal "Delineation of Borders Act"
  207. Intangible Cultural Heritage [REPEALED]
  208. Resolving WA Trade Disputes
  209. World Assembly Trade Rights
  210. Repeal "Numismatics Appreciation Act"
  211. Repeal "On Expiration Dates"
  212. Repeal "Nuclear Power Safety Act"
  213. Privacy Protection Act
  214. Repeal "Intangible Cultural Heritage"
  215. Repeal "Organ and Blood Donations Act"
  216. Repeal "Stem Cells For Greater Health"
  217. Biomedical Donor Rights
  218. Biomedical Recipient Rights
  219. Biomedical Innovation Org
  220. Repeal "Child Protection Act"
  221. On Multilateral Trade Talks
  222. Prevention of Child Abuse
  223. Transboundary Water Use Act

    Page 10

  224. Promotion of Bee-keeping
  225. Repeal "Assitance Givers Protection"
  226. WA Development Foundation
  227. Rights of the Disabled Act [REPEALED]
  228. Animal Protection Act [REPEALED]
  229. Access to Courts
  230. The Early Learning Act [REPEALED]
  231. Marital Rape Justice Act [REPEALED]
  232. Foreign Copyright Recognition
  233. Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths
  234. Freedom to Read and Learn
  235. Child Firearm Safety Act
  236. Renewable Energy Installations [REPEALED]
  237. First Responder Protection Act [REPEALED]
  238. Repeal "Marital Rape Justice Act"
  239. Vehicle Emissions Convention [REPEALED]
  240. Sexual Autonomy Guarantee
  241. Repeal "Consumer Product Safety"
  242. Biological Warfare Convention
  243. Language Preservation [REPEALED]
  244. Physical Sites Protection Act [REPEALED]
  245. Repeal "First Responder Protection Act"
  246. Repeal "Vehicle Emissions Convention"
  247. Rights of Crime Victims
  248. Against Corruption [REPEALED]

    Page 11

  249. Stopping Suicide Seeds [REPEALED]
  250. Repeal "Reduction of Abortion Act"
  251. Repeal "Physical Sites Protection Act"
  252. Repeal "International Competition Law"
  253. Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research"
  254. Invasive Species Response Act [REPEALED]
  255. Rights of Neutral States
  256. Foreign Trademark Recognition
  257. Reducing Automobile Emissions [REPEALED]
  258. Repeal "Invasive Species Response Act"
  259. Stopping Invasive Species [REPEALED]
  260. Repeal "Access to Science in Schools"
  261. Rainforest Protection Act [REPEALED]
  262. Repeal "Rainforest Protection Act"
  263. Uranium Mining Standards Act
  264. Repeal "Language Preservation"
  265. Repeal "Animal Protection Act "
  266. Chemical Weapons Protocol [REPEALED]
  267. Sensible Limits on Hunting
  268. Repeal "Chemical Weapons Protocol"
  269. Repeal "Against Corruption"
  270. Repeal "Rights of the Disabled Act"
  271. Repeal "Protection of Outer Space Act"
  272. Chemical Weapons Accord
  273. Repeal "Internet Net Neutrality Act"

    Page 12

  274. Repeal "Renewable Energy Installations"
  275. Repeal "Cultural Heritage Protection"
  276. Repeal "The Early Learning Act"
  277. Repeal "Dignified End of Life Choices"
  278. Repeal "Anti-Cyberterrorism Act "
  279. Right of Emigration
  280. Repeal "International Radio Act"
  281. Industrial Pollution Control [REPEALED]
  282. Repeal "Protect War Correspondents"
  283. Repeal "Industrial Pollution Control "
  284. Repeal "Ethics in International Trade"
  285. Assisted Suicide Act
  286. Reproductive Freedoms
  287. Cultural Site Preservation
  288. Right to Adequate Sanitation
  289. Radiological Terrorism
  290. Protecting Migratory Animals
  291. Sustainable Forest Management
  292. Nuclear Security Convention [REPEALED]
  293. Repeal "International Criminal Court"
  294. Repeal "Multilateral Prosecution Act"
  295. Repeal "Oil Tanker Standards Act"
  296. Prevention of Wildfires
  297. Child Welfare in Adoption
  298. Reducing Spills and Leaks

    Page 13

  299. Legal Competence
  300. Child Pornography Ban
  301. Ban on Leaded Fuel
  302. Individual Working Freedoms
  303. Debris Prevention [REPEALED]
  304. Repeal "The Landmine Convention"
  305. Repeal "The General Patent Charter"
  306. Rules of Surrender
  307. Anti-Counterfeiting Pact
  308. Nuclear Arms Protocol [REPEALED]
  309. Marine Debris Accord [REPEALED]
  310. Disabled Voters Act
  311. Repeal "Marine Debris Accord"
  312. On Universal Jurisdiction [REPEALED] OUJ
  313. Repeal "Freedom of Marriage Act"
  314. Repeal "Defense of Self and Others"
  315. Nuclear Power Safeguards Act [REPEALED]
  316. Repeal "On Genetically Modified Foods"
  317. Wartime Looting and Pillage
  318. Repeal "Nuclear Testing Safety"
  319. Repeal "Cooperation in Science Act"
  320. Infectious Disease Control
  321. Repeal "International Expositions Act"
  322. On Scientific Cooperation
  323. No Penalty Without Law

    Page 14

  324. Repeal "Reducing Automobile Emissions"
  325. Responsible Arms Trading [REPEALED] RAT
  326. Repeal "Responsible Arms Trading"
  327. Repeal "Sexual Privacy Act"
  328. Rights of Indigenous Peoples [REPEALED] RoIP
  329. Repeal "Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
  330. Nuclear Testing Protocol
  331. Repeal "The Gem Trading Accord"
  332. Repeal "Nuclear Power Safeguards Act"
  333. Preserving Antimicrobials
  334. Protected Status in Wartime
  335. Prohibiting Animal Abuse [REPEALED]
  336. World Space Administration [REPEALED] WSA
  337. Repeal "Prohibiting Animal Abuse"
  338. Protection of Sapient Rights [REPEALED]
  339. Repeal "World Space Administration"
  340. Access to Humanitarian Aid
  341. Repeal "Living Wage Act"
  342. Civilian Aircraft Accord
  343. Repeal "Debris Prevention"
  344. Minimum Standard of Living Act
  345. Proscription on Living Shields
  346. Researching Unique Ecosystems
  347. Foreign Patent Recognition [REPEALED]
  348. Convention on Ceasefires

    Page 15

  349. To Prevent Dangerous Debris
  350. Repeal "Nuclear Security Convention"
  351. Nuclear Material Safeguards [REPEALED]
  352. Repeal "Protection of Sapient Rights"
  353. Repeal "Renewable Research Commitment"
  354. AI Coexistence Protocol
  355. Rights of Sapient Species
  356. Landmine Safety Protocol
  357. Promotion of Clean Energy
  358. Explosive Remnants of War
  359. Sexual Health and Education Act [REPEALED]
  360. Cyber Security Convention [REPEALED]
  361. Repeal "Nuclear Material Safeguards"
  362. Repeal "Sexual Health and Education Act"
  363. Preservation of Artefacts [REPEALED]
  364. Repeal "Cyber Security Convention"
  365. Law Enforcement Education [REPEALED]
  366. Repeal "Stopping Suicide Seeds"
  367. Repeal "Preservation of Artefacts"
  368. Repeal "Law Enforcement Education"
  369. Reproductive Education Act
  370. Repeal "Stopping Invasive Species"
  371. Toxic Heavy Metals Act
  372. Preventing Animal Abuse [REPEALED]
  373. Repeal "Convention on Execution"

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  374. The Rule of Law
  375. Crime and Punishment [REPEALED]
  376. Pesticide Regulations
  377. Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"
  378. Digital Network Defense
  379. Repeal "Nuclear Arms Protocol"
  380. Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act [REPEALED]
  381. Repeal "Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act"
  382. Environmental Warfare Act
  383. Right to Sexual Privacy
  384. Repeal "Foreign Patent Recognition"
  385. Quarantine Regulation [REPEALED]
  386. Reducing Statelessness
  387. Repeal "Quarantine Regulation"
  388. Foreign Patent Act [REPEALED]
  389. Rights Of The Quarantined
  390. Compliance Commission CC
  391. Securing Nuclear Materials From Dastardly Menaces [REPEALED]
  392. Repeal "Securing Nuclear Materials From Dastardly Menaces"
  393. Repeal "Foreign Patent Act"
  394. International Patent Agreement
  395. Open Internet Order [REPEALED]
  396. Repeal "Open Internet Order"
  397. World Assembly Central Library Compact
  398. Internet Neutrality Act [REPEALED]

    Page 17

  399. Responsibility In Transferring Arms RITA
  400. World Assembly Central Medicinal Database Compact [REPEALED]
  401. Stock Exchanges And Foreign Investment
  402. Repeal "World Assembly Central Medicinal Database Compact"
  403. Trade Of Endangered Organisms
  404. Enabling The Disabled In Academia [REPEALED]
  405. Repeal "Enabling The Disabled In Academia"
  406. Repeal "Internet Neutrality Act"
  407. Convention On Internet Neutrality
  408. Ban on Secret Treaties BoST
  409. Ocean Noise Reduction ONR
  410. Marriage Equality [REPEALED]
  411. Repeal "Marriage Equality"
  412. Public Health and Vaccinations Act
  413. Wetland Protection Protocol
  414. Freedom To Seek Medical Care [REPEALED]
  415. Repeal "Freedom To Seek Medical Care"
  416. Ban On Ritual Sacrifice
  417. Restrictions On Hydraulic Fracturing
  418. Safeguarding Nuclear Materials
  419. Voting Equality For Freed Inmates

    Page 18

  420. Protection Of Biomedical Research [REPEALED]
  421. Ozone Layer Protection
  422. Promoting Sustainable Timber [REPEALED]
  423. Repeal "Promoting Sustainable Timber"
  424. Repeal "Protection Of Biomedical Research"
  425. Protection Of Biomedical Research
  426. Protecting Minority Languages
  427. Convention On Foreign Political Corruption
  428. Ban On Statutory Limitations For Heinous Crimes
  429. Traditional Medicine
  430. Freedom Of Religion
  431. Agricultural Invasive Species Act
  432. Preventing Desertification
  433. Repeal "Freedom Of Expression"
  434. Preventing The Illicit Trade Of Cultural Artefacts
  435. Asbestos Consumption, Disposal And Worker Protection
  436. Protecting Free Expression PFE
  437. Ban On Conversion Therapy
  438. Repeal "Crime And Punishment"
  439. Uniform Labeling Of Hazardous Goods
  440. Administrative Compliance Act
  441. Convention On Freshwater Shortages
  442. Circulation of World Assembly Law
  443. Preventing The Execution Of Innocents
  444. Convention On International Oil Spills [REPEALED]

    Page 19

  445. Greenhouse Cap and Trade Program GCTP
  446. Repeal "Convention On International Oil Spills"
  447. Respondeat Superior
  448. Right To Self-Defense [REPEALED]
  449. Repeal "Right To Self-Defense"
  450. Don't Kill The Poor Act
  451. International Aero-Space Administration
  452. Repeal "On Universal Jurisdiction"
Last edited by Imperium Anglorum on Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:11 pm, edited 110 times in total.

Author: 1 SC and 26 GA resolutions
Maintainer: GA Passed Resolutions
Developer: Communiqué and InfoEurope
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Out-of-character unless marked otherwise
Ideological Bulwark 285, WALL delegate

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World Assembly Resolution #1

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:20 am

The World Assembly
A resolution to establish administrative parameters.

Category: Bookkeeping
Effect: Sweeping
Proposed by: Maxtopia

Description: The Adopted Nations of the World Assembly,

NOTING that the United Nations has spectacularly imploded in a colossal fireball of extra-dimensional inanity;

BELIEVING that there is a vital and needed role for a global organizational body;

FURTHER NOTING that there are an awful lot of United Nations Resolutions;

FURTHER BELIEVING that the demise of the United Nations may be fashioned into a grand opportunity for nations to draw a new destiny;

HEREBY

1. ESTABLISHES the World Assembly as the natural successor to the United Nations, with the full transfer of all Delegate ranks and associated endorsements;

2. ARCHIVES all previously passed UN Resolutions for historical purposes, so that citizens of today may forever look back upon the masterwork of their ancestors;

3. DECLARES the pages of international law to be blank;

4. INVITES members of the World Assembly to begin work on a new volume, which may in time exceed even the grandeur of its predecessor.

Votes For: 11,609
Votes Against: 2,259

Implemented Sun Apr 6 2008

[WAR1 on NS] [WAR1 on NSwiki] [Official Debate Topic] [Archived Debate Topic]
Last edited by Imperium Anglorum on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Author: 1 SC and 26 GA resolutions
Maintainer: GA Passed Resolutions
Developer: Communiqué and InfoEurope
Delegate for Europe
Out-of-character unless marked otherwise
Ideological Bulwark 285, WALL delegate

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Posts: 8429
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World Assembly Resolution #2

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:24 am

Rights and Duties of WA States
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.

Category: Political Stability
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Frisbeeteria

Description: World Assembly membership in NationStates is a choice, not a requirement. Those of us who chose to participate have certain responsibilities to ourselves, each other, and the entire NationStates community. At the same time, we as NationStates have certain rights and responsibilities that we do not willingly relinquish when we chose to join the World Assembly.

It is therefore vital to clearly delineate what constitutes sovereign law versus international law passed by this World Assembly. This document will attempt to enumerate those most basic of rights, as they exist within and as defined by the World Assembly of NationStates.

A Declaration on Rights and Duties of WA States:

Section I:

The Principle of National Sovereignty:

Article 1 § Every WA Member State has the right to independence and hence to exercise freely, without dictation by any other NationState, all its legal powers, including the choice of its own form of government.

Article 2 § Every WA Member State has the right to exercise jurisdiction over its territory and over all persons and things therein, subject to the immunities recognized by international law.

Article 3 § Every WA Member State has the duty to refrain from unrequested intervention in the internal or external economic, political, religious, and social affairs of any other NationState, subject to the immunities recognized by international law.

Section II:

Rights and Duties in War:

Article 4 § Every WA Member State has the right of individual or collective self-defense against armed attack.

Article 5 § War in the World of NationStates is defined as a consensual act between two or more NationStates. WA Member States may, at their discretion, intercede against declarations of war on behalf of NationStates who wish to avoid war.

Article 6 § Every WA Member State has the duty to refrain from fomenting civil strife in the territory of another NationState, and to prevent the organization within its territory of activities calculated to foment such civil strife.

Article 7 § Every WA Member State has the duty to refrain from giving assistance to any NationState which is acting in violation of Article 5 or 6. Every WA Member State has the duty to refrain from recognizing any territorial acquisition by another NationState acting in violation of Article 5 or 6.

Section III:

The Role of the World Assembly:

Article 8 § Every WA Member State has the right to equality in law with every other WA Member State.

Article 9 § Every WA Member State has the duty to carry out in good faith its obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law, including this World Assembly, and it may not invoke provisions in its constitution or its laws as an excuse for failure to perform this duty.

Article 10 § Whilst WA Member States may engage in wars, the World Assembly as a body maintains neutrality in matters of civil and international strife. As such, the WA will not engage in commanding, organising, ratifying, denouncing, or otherwise participating in armed conflicts, police actions, or military activities under the WA banner.

Article 11 § Every WA Member State has the duty to conduct its relations with other NationStates in accordance with international law and with the principle that the sovereignty of each WA Member State is subject to the supremacy of international law.

Votes For: 7,501
Votes Against: 2,511

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World Assembly Resolution #3 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:28 am

The Right to a Fair Trial [Struck out by Resolution #11]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: South Oceana

Description: Observing that there is currently no guarantee of justice for those accused of criminal acts.

Noting that convictions are often unsafe due to the absence of any legal requirements for a trial under international law

Remarking that miscarriages of justice are common.

Believing that it should be everyone’s right to be protected from malicious and unfair prosecution by law.

Further believing that the more rigorous examination of evidence seen in a fair trial will lead to fewer innocent people being unfairly punished.

Hereby mandates that all WA member nations guarantee a fair trial to anyone facing prosecution in their territory, in accordance with the following requirements:

Article 1 § That the accused be seen as innocent until proven guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, thus placing the onus of proof on the prosecuting authority.

Article 2 § That the defendant be given the right to present his case or to be represented by a person of his choosing.

Article 3 § That the evidence shall be considered by an impartial jury of no less than 5 people and presided over by a judge with knowledge of the laws being applied and the requirements for a trial.

Article 4 § That all persons shall have the right to remain silent when questioned, and exercising this right shall not be used as evidence against them in court.

Article 5 § That information and testimony may not be extracted under duress or using any form of physical or psychological torture.

Article 6 § That the defendant shall have the right to question any witness who provides evidence.

Article 7 § That the defendant be entitled to appeal against both the sentence and verdict that has been passed.

Article 8 § That any punitive sentence passed by a court be proportional to the crime committed.

Article 9 § That the proceedings of the trial conclude within a reasonable time period.

Votes For: 6,062
Votes Against: 4,477


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World Assembly Resolution #4

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:34 am

Restrictions on Child Labor
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy

Description: Understanding that certain nations may wish to employ or allow the employment of children;

Realizing that employment in certain industries can cause a child's well being and future to be in jeopardy;

Believing that it is morally reprehensible for any state or governing body to force children into any situation that is likely to cause them harm;

Further believing that certain basic protections should be provided to all children;

The World Assembly thus:

(A)Defines a 'minor' as a person below the legal age of majority as defined in their nation.

(B) Bans the employment of minors in:
(1) work in which they are subject to physical or psychological abuse,
(2) work in which they are required to be in physical locations that would be damaging to their health,
(3) work which involves dangerous machinery, dangerous equipment or dangerous tools,
(4) work which involves the manual transport or handling of heavy loads,
(5) work in environments exposing them to temperatures, noise levels, or vibrations damaging to their health,
(6) work in environments that may expose them to hazardous substances, agents and/or processes,
(7) work which would preclude the pursuit of a full-time education, such as work for long hours or work where they are unreasonably confined to the premises of the employer.

(C) Bans the participation of minors in armed conflict.

(D) Bans anyone under the age of consent from engaging in sexually explicit acts as a form of employment.

Votes For: 7,785
Votes Against: 2,455

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World Assembly Resolution #5 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:37 am

Coordinating Relief Aid [Struck out by Resolution #33]
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg

Description: RECOGNIZING the existence of many specialized non-governmental organizations (abbreviated as NGOs), both at domestic and international level, focusing on providing humanitarian aid to both individuals and governments;

APPLAUDING the efforts of such NGOs for promoting international peace and strengthening the ties between nations;

OBSERVING that the World Assembly has not designated a single point of responsibility for coordinating the efforts of such NGOs;

REALIZING there are duplications of some relief efforts, and that communication problems may create inefficiencies in absence of a clear single point of responsibility;

The World Assembly,

RECOGNIZING that all citizens of member nations should be protected by such a humanitarian group.

1. ESTABLISHES the International Coordinated Relief Committee (ICRC), an organization whose sole duty is to co-ordinate of relief aid of NGOs in all member nations;

2. MANDATES that the ICRC shall be funded from the resources of the World Assembly, but;

3. PERMITS the ICRC to accept donations and grants from individual persons as a goodwill gesture;

4.1. DEFINES a major disaster as an event which may threaten lives and livelihoods, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and war;

4.2. DEFINES the functions of the ICRC, whose role shall be to:
a) Provide international coordination of food, shelter, and humanitarian aid efforts in nations affected by a major disaster;
b) Co-ordinate the efforts of existing NGOs in member nations at an international level;
c) Provide training to volunteers of NGOs and the ICRC itself in preparedness for such disasters.

5. INSTRUCTS the ICRC to:
a) manage and prioritize the allocation of resources to specific situations or emergencies, based on the current inability of other governmental and NGOs to meet all of the needs of those situations;
b) not promote conflict or war in any way;
c) not abuse their budget, in any way that may hamper the true purpose of the organization itself.

ENCOURAGES member nations and existing NGOs to share recovery plans and aid each other through the halls of the ICRC.

Co-authored by Mikitivity.

Votes For: 7,923
Votes Against: 2,584


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World Assembly Resolution #6

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:39 am

Humanitarian Transport
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Mikitivity

Description: The World Assembly,

CONCERNED about the absence of international standards governing the conduct of nations in international territory,

ACKNOWLEDGING that nations transport basic humanitarian supplies, including doctors and medical supplies as well as prisoners of war and other non-combatants through international territories,

CONCERNED that vessels moving humanitarian supplies or prisoners of war by land, air, sea, or space could also be used to move other cargo used in the conflict at the same time,

DEEPLY DISTURBED at the possibility that parties in a conflict could use prisoners of war or humanitarian supplies as shields for other military activities,

OBSERVING that no international standard has been established to make it easier for nations to identify and recognize other vessels used to transport prisoners, non-combatants, and humanitarian supplies,

1. CONSIDERS items and persons not being used to directly support combat operations, including prisoners of war, doctors and other medical experts, medical supplies, basic food and water supplies, sick and wounded combatants, and civilians to be humanitarian cargoes,

2. DISCOURAGES the practice of transporting humanitarian cargoes in the same vessel(s) or convoy as materials directly supporting combat operations,

3. RECOMMENDS that when possible, that exclusive vessels and convoys be used to transport humanitarian cargoes,

4. CALLS UPON nations to adopt a standard for identifying their humanitarian transports, such as painting the hull of dedicated humanitarian vessels completely white or flagging the vessels with an internationally recognized symbol associated with humanitarian aid,

5. URGES nations to follow this code of conduct and to inform the international community what standards they have adopted to identify their humanitarian transports,

6. DECLARES the right of humanitarian vessels to maintain defensive weapons and to have free and safe passage in international territories by prohibiting nations from firing upon vessels that are only carrying humanitarian cargoes,

7. REQUIRES humanitarian vessels to not initiate hostilities with any other vessel or targets unless first attacked and to not actively support offensive campaigns,

8. AUTHORIZES any national vessel within hailing distance of a humanitarian vessel to request, if there is sufficient cause, the humanitarian vessel to transmit their cargo manifest and prepare for boarding and inspection,

9. FURTHER REQUIRES humanitarian vessels to present a cargo manifest and to submit to the above inspection,

10. MANDATES that any searches conducted on humanitarian vessels must not put those vessels or their passengers or crew in any danger,

11. AUTHORIZES parties searching humanitarian vessels to seize any non-humanitarian cargoes, as defined in clause 1, including items listed on the cargo manifest,

12. PROHIBITS searching vessels from firing upon any humanitarian vessel that has provided its cargo manifest, allowed a search, and surrendered any non-humanitarian cargoes,

13. REQUESTS nations develop separate agreements to strengthen the basic goal protecting humanitarian cargoes,

14. EXPRESSES ITS HOPE that as more nations agree to standards of practice making transporting humanitarian cargoes safer, more nations will provide humanitarian aid.

Votes For: 6,757
Votes Against: 3,243

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World Assembly Resolution #7

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:00 am

Workplace Safety Standards Act
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

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

Description: Believing that employees have the right to safe working conditions while at their workplace;

Understanding that a unified standard by which to measure workplace safety may lead to a reduction of workplace accidents, reduce health care costs, and help save lives;

The World Assembly, hereby:

1) Defines, as pertaining to this resolution:
A) An employee as any individual who performs a task or tasks for compensation that is not self employed, employed in law enforcement, or in the military.
B) A workplace as any location where an employee completes a task or tasks for compensation.

2) Guarantees the right of all employees to a safe working environment.

3) Requires that all chemicals be properly labeled, and that safety information be easily accessible in all workplaces pertaining to the chemical that include but are not limited to:
A) Physical data
B) Toxicity
C) Health effects
D) First aid instructions
E) Reactivity
F) Storage
G) Disposal
H) Protective equipment
I) Spill handling procedures
J) Flammability
K) Radioactivity

4) Requires that all workplaces establish minimum standards for Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) to ensure the safety of employees with full understanding of the hazards and environments employees may face.

5) Requires that all employees be provided with or provide their own PPE and that they be required to use them.

6) Requires that the workplace be reasonably free of safety hazards, that all equipment and tools can be safely operated, and that the workplace be maintained in such a state as long as employees are present.

7) Requires that all employees be trained to safely handle any hazardous materials they are required to work with or near.

8) Requires that proper training for tool, machine, and motorized vehicle operation be provided when employees are required to use them in the course of their work.

9) Requires a reasonable amount of emergency exits be provided that allow all employees to leave the workplace quickly.

10) Requires that emergency exits be kept accessible and clearly marked.

11) Requires that employees not enter or remain at a workplace when their ability to work safely is impaired to the point of endangering themselves or those around them.

12) Requires that all employees refrain from purposefully neglecting safety precautions in workplaces.

13) Requires that each nation ensure that within it there exist at least one adequately funded governmental body that inspects work sites and ensures compliance with this act throughout its territory.

14) Accepts that nothing in this resolution bars more stringent workplace safety standards.

Co-Authored by Yelda

Votes For: 7,675
Votes Against: 2,513

Implemented Mon May 12 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #8

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:03 am

World Assembly Headquarters
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.

Category: Political Stability
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Omigodtheykilledkenny

Description: The ambassadors and observers to the NationStates World Assembly:

Laboring to pay attention after lengthy drinking binges last night at a well-known local pub (which, for purposes of this resolution, and for liability reasons, cannot be named);

Acknowledging the importance of international cooperation and understanding;

Applauding the efforts of international diplomatic organizations such as the World Assembly for their promotion of international goodwill;

Stressing the need for maintaining facilities for the furtherance of these activities;

Believing that a WA Headquarters, as a symbol of international unity and harmony, would help legitimize the World Assembly as an instrument of international law, and member states as partners in its creation;

Ignoring the findings of a recent census of WA diplomats, revealing a disturbing prevalence among international envoys of "drunks, stoners, weirdos, military fruitcakes, sex addicts, rejects, dear little kiddies, honest family types" and militant machistas;

Declaring, nonetheless, that it would be nice for these inmates to have an asylum to run;

Hereby:

Establishes the World Assembly Office of Building Management (OBM), the duties of which shall entail:
- locating suitable real estate for the establishment of international headquarters for the NationStates World Assembly
- constructing and maintaining the facilities necessary to house these headquarters
- furnishing the necessary security to protect the headquarters complex and all who use it
- selling contracts to vendors, retailers and other service providers to offer products or services, or operate local chapters, offices or franchises, within WA-controlled territory
- supplying access to available office space for WA agencies and all member and observer nations who request it, provided the requests are reasonable and appreciative of the OBM's limited time and resources
- ignoring or delaying requests for office space for weeks on end;

Declares that the headquarters for the World Assembly shall be located on international neutral territory, and that regular WA facilities shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of any nation;

Stipulates that fair compensation must be granted to nations who willingly, per international agreement, cede part of their territory for this purpose;

Determines that in addition to its regular duties the OBM, as a self-sustaining entity, shall determine fair and reasonable rental fees for all nations who maintain office space at WA Headquarters, and additional fees for nations who regularly use WA facilities;

Grants the OBM exclusive authority to increase, decrease or waive these fees as circumstances warrant;

Requires member states to respect the authority of the OBM over assigning offices at WA Headquarters, and invoicing nations for use of WA facilities.

Votes For: 4,918
Votes Against: 4,499

Implemented Sat May 17 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #9

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:05 am

Prevention of Torture
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Quintessence of Dust

Description: The World Assembly,

Recognising the universal right to freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,

Deeming torture to constitute such treatment,

Consequently moving quickly to enact strong prohibitions on torture within international law,

Declares:

1. ‘Torture’ is defined as an act of intentionally inflicting pain, severe discomfort or suffering on a person for the purposes of intimidation, coercion, personal punishment or interrogation, or to extract information, confession or concession to demands from them or any other person, where committed with the approval or assistance of a government official or person acting in such capacity.

2. Such acts include, but are not limited to:
-Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse,
-Forced maintenance of physically uncomfortable positions, such as stress positions or forced standing,
-Sensory deprivation, such as prolonged confinement to dark quarters and or use of a hood during interrogation,
-Subjection to intrusive noise, such as noise that is continuous or excessively loud,
-Sleep deprivation,
-Deprivation of adequate food and drink,
-Denial of necessary medical care,
-Denial of right to religious observance,
-Attempts to reduce physical or mental capacity, even where not causing pain or severe discomfort or suffering.

3. Torture is designated a crime against humanity, and its commission, including assistance in such commission or threats thereof, is to be designated a heinous crime under national and international law.

4. No member nation may enact or provide assistance towards the extradition, rendition, deportation, exile or other refoulement of a person to a jurisdiction where there is probable cause to believe they would be subjected to torture.

5. Member nations shall prohibit torture and attempts to commit torture, and shall treat such acts as criminal offences, including legal penalties reflecting the severity of such crimes.

6. Member nations shall take effective action to prevent acts of torture within their jurisdiction.

7. Member nations may not invoke extraordinary circumstances, such as armed conflict, state of emergency or civil unrest, to justify acts of torture.

8. An order to commit torture is a manifestly illegal order, and must be refused; such orders may be disobeyed without fear of legal penalty. Coercion may be considered as a mitigating circumstance in the prosecution of acts of torture committed by subordinates following orders.

9. The training of military and law enforcement personnel, those responsible for those held in detention, and any other persons having responsibility for persons facing interrogation, criminal investigation or detention shall include instruction on the obligation not to perform torture.

10. Any person making an accusation of torture within any member nation’s jurisdiction has the right to impartial investigation thereof.

11. If there is an accusation or probable cause exists to believe that an act of torture has been committed, the competent authorities will proceed properly and immediately to conduct an investigation into the case, and to initiate the corresponding criminal process.

12. Victims of torture have the right to suitable compensation, including the coverage of all medical expenses incurred as a result of torture.

13. Evidence obtained by torture shall be inadmissible in legal proceedings, except as evidence against persons accused of having obtained it by torture.

Votes For: 6,502
Votes Against: 4,000

Implemented Thu May 22 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #10

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:09 am

Nuclear Arms Possession Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Flibbleites

Description: REALIZING that WA members are outnumbered by non members by about 3 to 1,

ACKNOWLEDGING the fact that only WA members are required to comply with WA resolutions,

NOTICING the fact that many non member nations are hostile towards WA members,

REALIZING that the WA members need to be able to defend themselves if attacked,

1. DECLARES that WA members are allowed to possess nuclear weapons to defend themselves from hostile nations,

2. PRESERVES the right for individual nations to decide if they want to possess nuclear weapons,

3. REQUIRES that any nation choosing to possess nuclear weapons take every available precaution to ensure that their weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.

Votes For: 6,313
Votes Against: 4,663

Implemented Fri Jun 6 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #11

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:11 am

Repeal "The Right to a Fair Trial"
A proposal to repeal a previously passed resolution

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #3
Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy

Description: WA Resolution #3: The Right to a Fair Trial (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Understanding that the intended purpose of "The Right to a Fair Trial" is to provide fair trials,

Noting that the resolution fails to understand that the WA is composed of wildly divergent cultures in its description of a "Fair Trial",

Also noting that the resolution fails to take into account that certain nations have long-established non-jury judicial systems of unquestioned integrity,

Regretting that the resolution allows defendants to choose any person to represent them, despite the legal ramifications of possible conflicts of interest,

Further regretting that the resolution allows defendants any number of appeals they wish,

Noting that this flawed legislation bars a more effective resolution from passage,

Seeking the opportunity to introduce a more effective version of this resolution to the World Assembly,

The World Assembly hereby repeals "The Right to a Fair Trial".

Votes For: 7,187
Votes Against: 3,135

Implemented Thu Jun 12 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #12 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:13 am

Prevention of Terrorism [Struck out by Resolution #24]
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Atrigea

Description: Measures to prevent international terrorism which endangers or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental HUMAN RIGHTS and CIVIL FREEDOMS.

The World Assembly hereby,

REALIZING of the importance of expanding and improving international co-operation among WA States, on a bilateral and multilateral basis, which will contribute to the elimination of acts of international terrorism and their underlying causes and to the prevention and elimination of this criminal scourge,

NOTICING the principle of the inalienable right to self-determination and independence of all peoples under rogue regimes and other forms of alien domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their struggle, in particular the struggle of national and regional liberation movements, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Nationstates in accordance with the World Assembly,

1. Unequivocally condemns, as criminal, all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever and by whomever committed, including those which jeopardize friendly relations among WA States in their regions and their security;

2. Deeply deplores the loss of innocent human lives which results from such acts of terrorism, the pernicious impact of acts of international terrorism on relations of co-operation among WA States, including co-operation ;

3.Invites all WA States to take all appropriate measures at the national level with a view to the speedy and final elimination of the problem of international terrorism, such as fulfilment of assumed international obligations, and the prevention of the preparation and organization in their respective territories of acts directed against other WA States and Regions;

4.Calls upon all States to fulfil their obligations under international law to refrain from organizing, instigating, assisting or participating in terrorist acts in other WA States, or acquiescing in activities within their region directed towards the commission of such acts;

5.Urges all WA States not to allow any circumstances to obstruct the application of appropriate law enforcement measures provided for in the relevant conventions to which they are party to persons who commit acts of international terrorism covered by those conventions;

6.Further urges all WA States, unilaterally and in co-operation with other WA States, as well as World Assembly, to contribute to the progressive elimination of the causes underlying international terrorism and to pay special attention to all situations, including situations involving mass and flagrant violations of fundamental human rights and civil freedoms and those involving alien occupation, that may give rise to international terrorism and may endanger international peace and security;

Votes For: 5,660
Votes Against: 3,853


Implemented Tue Jun 17 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #13 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:15 am

Fair Criminal Trial [Struck out by Resolution #28]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: The Narnian Council

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that justice, free of corruption and prejudice, is a crucial factor in the wellbeing of society,

CONVINCED that an agreement upon basic legal rights will furthermore enhance synchronization in international trade, business and tourism,

ENACTS clear-cut legal standards of fairness and impartiality of trial.

PRE-TRIAL RIGHTS
1. The arrested shall have the right to be visited by and to correspond with persons of their choice, if that person in question consents, and shall be given adequate opportunity to communicate with the outside world - subject to reasonable conditions and restrictions as specified by law or lawful regulations.
2. In the knowledge of the importance of impartiality in Pre-Trial procedures, those responsible for the detainment of the arrested must provide sanitary conditions and basic living needs for the arrested.
i) ‘Basic living needs’ includes, but is not limited to, access to toilets/showers, and enough food, water, shelter and rest to keep the arrested in their normal healthy state.
3. The arrested has the right to know the reason of the arrest, with or without charges, within twenty-four hours of being arrested.
4. All persons are entitled to call upon the assistance of a lawyer, not already involved in the current trial proceedings, of their choice to protect and establish their rights and to defend them in all stages of criminal proceedings.
i) If the arrested lacks readily available finances/assets to afford legal assistance, it becomes the government’s liability to ensure that the arrested acquires a reasonably adequate defense counsel, before the trial commences - as provided by, but not limited to, government funding or a charitable organization.

THE HEARING
1. The accused must be granted, without discrimination, the right of equal access to a court.
2. The accused has the right to a trial without undue delay.
i) ‘Undue delay’ may occur between the time the accused is arrested, and the time when the judgment is passed – and may be caused by any negligence on the part of the prosecutor(s)/defendant(s) in the gathering of evidence, on the part of the government and/or on the part of the court in administering the case. The assessment of which will depend upon the circumstances of the case, which includes, but is not limited to, the case’s complexity, and the conduct of the accused and/or the authorities.
3. The accused has the right to a fair and impartial hearing.
4. The accused has the right to a public hearing.
5. The accused has the right to a competent and impartial tribunal that exercises both procedural and adjudicatorial fairness.
6. The accused has the right to adequate time, that is, enough time to have access to evidence according to the complexity of the case, and adequate facilities, that is, the accused and defense counsel must be granted appropriate information, files and documents necessary for the preparation of a defense and that the defendant must be provided with facilities enabling communication, in confidentiality, with the defense counsel.
7. The accused has the right to defend oneself in person or through legal counsel.
8. The accused has the right to have a witness examined by legal counsel on their behalf, if the witness consents.
9. The accused has the right to understand the proceedings and to be understood through means of an interpreter translating in their native form of communication.
10. The accused may waive any of the above rights.

Votes For: 6,237
Votes Against: 2,027


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World Assembly Resolution #14 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:16 am

Neutrality of Nations [Struck out by Resolution #144]
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.

Category: Global Disarmament
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that one of its roles is to promote world peace;

The World Assembly,

BELIEVES that:
- It is a right of any Member Nation that is uninvolved in a said war to make a formal claim of Neutrality, and;
- A Neutral Nation must be protected from Belligerent Nations, provided that they observe obligations to justify its neutrality.

DEFINES, for the purpose of this Resolution:
- War as a armed conflict between two or more Nations;
- A Neutral Nation as a nation that has formally declared itself neutral before the World Assembly with regard to a specific state of war or hostility existing between two or more other nations, and;
- A Belligerent Nation as a nation that is currently involved in said war or a nation that is supporting the armed forces of an existing Belligerent Nation.

1. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not:
a) Harbour, aid or provide for armed forces of any Belligerent Nation or its military allies, including but not limited to: Air, Naval or Territorial Forces (but see §4);
b) Actively or covertly act to assist or support any armed forces or agents of an active Belligerent Nation or its military allies, through force or other means of supporting military action;
c) Conspire to influence the outcome of the said war regardless of the level of secrecy, except where efforts are made to mediate or negotiate a truce or peaceful end to the conflict;

2. MANDATES that Belligerent Nations may not:
a) Invade or occupy a Neutral Nation during the said war, unless the World Assembly is convinced that doing so will actually improve world peace.
b) Exploit a Neutral Nation for the internment of Prisoners of War, treatment of wounded, storage of dead personnel or other war-related activity without explicit and mutual consent of all involved parties;
c) Enter a Neutral Nation to resource supplies for military operations, such as weapons, personnel, armaments or agents, or;
d) Act in any other way that may threaten the neutrality of a Neutral Nation.

3. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not, for the duration of the war in question:
a) Directly or indirectly engage in trade or exchanges, of any kind of military supplies: goods, weapons, agents, equipment and personnel with Belligerent Nations, and;
b) Acquire goods, domestic or military, obtained by Belligerent Nations through military operations.

4. CONSIDERS the status of neutrality to be invalid:
- If any part of §1 or §3 is knowingly and deliberately violated;
- If a nation wishes to end its status of neutrality at any time, or;
- If the war which neutrality is sanctioned on ceases to exist and the WA is satisfied that a similar conflict will not break out for a sensible period of time.

5. RECOGNIZES the right of neutral nations to allow Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to operate from, travel through or stage in their territory, for the purpose of delivering Relief Aid to civilian populations and the military wounded, but recommends that casualties receiving humanitarian aid should not be returned to the Belligerent Nation until after the war.

EMPHASIZES that a Neutral Nation may at their discretion, adapt any of the measures above where appropriate to protect themselves from Belligerent Nations outside the scope of the World Assembly, involving but not limited to: Diplomatic efforts and sanctions, or economic/trade sanctions.

APPLAUDS Nations that avoid armed conflicts for the purpose of world peace.

Co-Authored by Wolfish.

Votes For: 4,910
Votes Against: 2,509


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World Assembly Resolution #15

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:19 am

Freedom of Marriage Act [Struck out by Resolution #313]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Mendosia

Description: The Nations of the World Assembly,

CONVINCED that the union of two persons should be equally protected by the State regardless of gender or sexual orientation,

CONVINCED that it is necessary to adopt worldwide standards for the protection of minorities whenever persons of these minorities decide to share a life together,

DETERMINED to further the rights of persons that have been oppressed and discriminated against for ages,

RESOLVED to provide a legal framework that enhances the social recognition of these minorities,

RECOGNIZING that religious communities have different views and are free to recognize or not such unions,

ADOPT the following resolution:

Article 1 (Object)

(a) This resolution applies to civil contracts regulating the union of two persons and its effects on the common estate and inheritance rights of the participants.

(b) This resolution does not affect the criteria and restrictions in existence for the celebration of rites within religious communities.

Article 2 (Protection of Marriage)

(a) All States shall have the minimum conditions to protect the union of two persons which shall include but are not restricted to provisions regulating the administration of the common estate and the inheritance rights acquired by those entering into such a union.

(b) The protection referred to in the previous section does not automatically confer any rights other than those that the State specifically provides for the protection of the union between two persons.

(c) The provisions of this article shall not be construed to diminish the status, rights or recognition of civil contracts already in existence.

Article 3 (Non-discrimination)

(a) No State shall restrict the right to enter into such unions to persons of a certain sex or sexual orientation, nor shall they require that they be of the same or different sex.

(b) No State shall establish different conditions, requirements or effects to unions of persons of the same or different sex.

(c) No State shall create special categories of contracts with similar goals and effects to those stated in the previous article while imposing any of the restrictions stated in the previous sections.

Votes For: 5,506
Votes Against: 4,393


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World Assembly Resolution #16 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:20 am

Sexual Privacy Act [Struck out by Resolution #327]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Mendosia

Description: The Nations of the World Assembly,

CONVINCED of the need for legal limits to government interference in the private lives of individuals,

RESOLVED to create the adequate conditions for the development of sexual identity and sexual self-determination,

ADOPT the following Resolution:

Article 1 (Object)

(a) This resolution establishes a right to sexual privacy without state intervention.

(b) The provisions contained in this resolution apply to humans.

(c) Each Nation shall make all the necessary adaptations to these provisions in order to grant the same level of sexual privacy protection to any other sentient species there may exist under their jurisdiction, provided that their existence is legally recognized.

Article 2 (Definitions)

(a) Sexual Acts: any acts between two or more individuals which involve stimulation of the sexual organs.

(b) Consenting: giving full agreement by words or behavior with respect to all aspects of the sexual act or acts one is engaging in, while not being in circumstances that significantly impair judgement and seriously affect volition, including but not limited to any forms of coercion, deception, error on the identity of the partner; nor suffering from a severe mental illness.

(c) Age of consent: the age above which the consent given for the purposes of the previous paragraph is valid, being invalid below the said age.

(d) Puberty: the period of development during which physical growth and sexual maturation occurs.

Article 3 (Sexual privacy and its conditions of application)

(a) No Nation shall enact legislation prohibiting, criminalizing or otherwise regulating sexual acts between consenting individuals when practiced in the privacy of the home, or otherwise away from public exposure.

(b) Each Nation can define an age of consent. Should a Nation fail to define an age of consent, the age of majority in use in said Nation shall apply. Should a Nation fail to establish an age of majority, the individual will be considered above the age of consent for the purposes of the previous paragraph if he/she has entered puberty.

(c) All Nations shall enact and enforce legislation deeming unlawful and duly punishing all sexual acts involving or committed against non-consenting or invalidly consenting individuals, without prejudice to any immunities applicable to minors or persons otherwise incompetent for the purposes of criminal responsibility.

(d) The provisions of this article will not be construed to ban the exercise of disciplinary power by independent professional organizations should an individual be unethically involved in sexual acts with a client or with someone otherwise under his/her authority or responsibility. The penalties applied in the context of a disciplinary process may only concern the professional status of the defendant and may not have criminal consequences, except in the cases covered in the previous paragraph. The ethical rules applied for the purposes of this paragraph will make no distinction with respect to gender or sexual orientation of the defendant.

Article 4 (Non-discrimination)

(a) No Nation shall establish an age of consent according to gender of the participating individuals or the nature of the sexual act.

(b) No Nation shall construe the notion of consent in such a way as to summarily deny that capacity to heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals or transgendered individuals.

Votes For: 5,963
Votes Against: 3,138


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World Assembly Resolution #17

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:21 am

WA General Fund
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

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

Description: This Assembly,

Committed to providing for a stable, reliable source of funding for the World Assembly and its operations;

Convinced, however, that a program of solicited donations from national and private benefactors would serve the WA's purpose much greater than a coerced taxation scheme;

Disappointed by the previous practice of continually establishing programs and imposing mandates upon member states without stipulating how they will be funded;

Concerned by the possibility of corruption and wasteful spending, and determined to prevent such practices in the establishment of WA funding,

1. Declares that the World Assembly shall be funded by donations from member states; the WA will not levy taxes directly upon the citizens or residents of any nation;

2. Establishes the WA General Fund, which shall be the central source for the funding of WA operations, and the monies from which shall be spent only on maintaining the administration of the WA and missions established by a vote of the World Assembly;

3. Establishes the WA General Accounting Office (GAO), to collect donations to the General Fund, calculate available and projected funds for each fiscal year, publish an annual budget for the World Assembly, and certify that all appropriations therein are disbursed and utilized in a responsible manner;

4. Provides that national donations to the General Fund shall be assessed annually by the GAO, according to donors' national wealth and ability to give;

5. Further provides that annual surpluses in the WA budget shall be returned to national donors, in equal proportion to the amount of their contribution;

6. Further instructs the GAO to submit to regular audits from outside agencies;

7. Forbids the WA from engaging in deficit spending; and,

Recognizing that donations given to the World Assembly by member nations are likely to originate from public funds,

8. Affirms the right of member nations to maintain full authority over domestic taxation policies, barring those that may include unfair discriminatory practices;

9. Strongly encourages member states to provide for an appropriate degree of public accountability and transparency in decisions made regarding budgets and taxation.

Votes For: 5,258
Votes Against: 3,273

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World Assembly Resolution #18

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:22 am

The Prisoners of War Accord
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Cobdenia

Description: REALISING that conflict is ongoing & unavoidable

BELIEVING that personnel of an enemy’s armed forces captured during hostilities should be treated with respect and not be subject to human rights violations

DEFINES a "Prisoner of War", henceforth “PoW”, as a member of a belligerent armed force, excluding diplomats, found in uniform or where there is other good reason to believe he or she belongs to an opposing armed force, who has been apprehended by an opposing nation

DEFINES a "civilian internee" as a civilian national of a belligerent nation present and held in an opposing belligerent nation at the outbreak of hostilities against whom no reasonable suspicion of espionage, sabotage, subversion or other criminal charges exists. The right to intern or not such persons remains the privilege of the nation in question

DEFINES a "military internee" as a member of a belligerent armed force of either hostile powers found present and held in a neutral or non-belligerent nation. This excludes escaped PoWs who have made their way to non-belligerent nations

MANDATES that all PoWs and civilian and military internees, be they held in camps or otherwise, are to be supplied, free of charge, with the following, without unreasonable discrimination:
a) Shelter, fully nutritional food, washing facilities, water, & competent medical attention
b) Replacement uniforms and/or clothing. In the case of PoWs, such uniform is to reasonably resemble the uniform with relevant insignia he is entitled to in his own force, and bear no markings to distinguish the wearer as a PoW
c) Methods by which they may contact and be contacted by relatives & friends in their homeland, although the detaining nation may censor such correspondence if desired;
d) Protection against intimidation, humiliation, insults & physical attack
e) Other facilities as a nation may deemed necessary or desirable.

PROHIBITS PoWs, and civilian & military internees, from being subject to physical or mental interrogation, coercion, medical procedures not required to ensure such person's health, killed (including the killing of unapprehended hostile troops who have surrendered), and other such violations of human rights
a) Force may be used only in cases where the person in question is resisting apprehension, following reasonable warnings that such force is to be used. Detaining nation's forces are further permitted to search and remove any weapons and other contraband
b) PoWs may be questioned to establish their name, rank, number (be it regimental, unit, service or commissioning), and pertinent medical and religious information not of military importance. Such information is to be freely given by PoWs
c) Detaining nations are permitted to use PoWs as a labour force. Such labour cannot, however, be used in industries involved either directly or indirectly in the furthering of the detaining nation's war aims. Detaining nations may not use commissioned PoWs for manual labour. Internees are not to be used as a labour force without their consent

PERMITS nations to engage in repatriation of civilian internees, PoW exchanges, or conditional repatriation of either
a) Civilian and military internees may be left at liberty, military internees under the condition that they do not attempt to leave the country in which they are currently present
b) Escaped PoWs of any belligerent force who make their way to a non belligerent nation are to repatriated

Votes For: 5,561
Votes Against: 2,500

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World Assembly Resolution #19 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:23 am

Child Protection Act [Struck out by Resolution #220]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Rutianas

Description: The World Assembly
Recognizing that children are abused and neglected, and
knowing that this abuse can be international in nature,
Seeking to outlaw this abuse
Defines a child as being under the age of consent or majority as defined by their home nation,
Defines the age of consent to be an age set by the state at which it deems a child able to assent or dissent to sex
Defines the age of majority, for the purpose of this resolution, as an age set by the state to signify a child's ability to be independent from their parents or guardians,
and
Declares;
1. For this resolution, physical abuse of a child under the age of majority is defined as any act which will tend to cause a child physical harm. Emotional abuse shall be defined as any act or behavior which has the result of psychologically harming a child

a) A child is entitled to be cared for, to be given sustenance, shelter, clothing, not to be deprived of education, to receive adequate medical care, and not to be physically or emotionally abused

b) Children have the right to impartial and private investigation of their claims of neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse

2. For this resolution, sexual abuse of a child under the age of consent is defined as any act of sexual intimacy, feigned or real for the purposes of sexual gratification of the adult or others, between an adult and a child, including but not confined to any acts of genital stimulation of either the child or the adult in question

a) It is illegal to sexually abuse a child

b) It is illegal to relocate a child to another country for the purpose to cause sexual abuse to the child

c) Possessing, viewing, or circulating media, including, but not limited to, photographs and video, that involves sexual abuse of a child, shall be illegal

d) Exceptions may be made where member states have given permission for these kinds of materials to be used by law enforcement agencies or for research and scientific purposes, where possession of these materials is monitored by law enforcement authorities

e) Involvement in an act that inflicts sexual abuse is also illegal, however, if it can be proven that it was an unknowing involvement, leniency may be afforded due to the discretion of the nation’s judicial system

f) Exempting law enforcement authorities and court officials that may become involved in such acts to apprehend criminals, provided the agent/s are on duty and materials are relevant to the case

3. A child has the right to remain with his or her parents or guardians, provided that articles 1 and/or 2 have not been violated.

a) WA member states are urged to set up a system in which the public is notified of a kidnapped child

b) WA member states are urged to work together if a suspect and child are believed to have left the nation of the child’s residence

Votes For: 6,426
Votes Against: 1,946


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World Assembly Resolution #20

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:31 am

Suppress International Piracy
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Mavenu

Description: The World Assembly,

Believing that people should be able to go about their lawful affairs without having to worry about theft, assault or murder,

Recognising that dealing with crimes that occur completely within specific nations and that only affect those own nations’ peoples is a matter for those nations’ own governments,

Believing, however, that any crimes that interfere with international trade and travel and/or that cross national boundaries are matters in which the WA has a legitimate interest,

1. Defines the term ‘Pirates’, for the purpose of this resolution, as meaning people who are not formally recognised agents of any government (although some of them may have informal links to governments, from whom they receive support in exchange for various considerations, or may be at least partly motivated by loyalty to a cause), unlike ‘Privateers’, and who operate in groups to use threats and force to seize vehicles and their cargos — and possibly their passengers, and/or crew, as well — for personal gain, and who may also use ships or other vehicles as transportation for raids against settlements,

2. Defines pirates as 'international pirates’ if they operate across national borders and/or attack international trade,

3. Requires that all WA member nations refrain from giving any international pirates safe haven, or markets for their plunder, or any other support for their operations;

4. Requires all WA member nations to do as much as they reasonably can to suppress international piracy within their own territories;

5. Urges and authorises all WA member nations to do as much as they reasonably can to suppress international piracy within any areas (such as ‘international waters’) that are not under any nation’s effective control, and its bases wherever those are;

6. Requires all WA member nations to treat all offences committed during acts of international piracy that occurred outside of their own territories at least as seriously, as they would treat any comparable crimes committed within those territories and against their own people, if the alleged perpetrators fall into their hands, and authorises them to try people for piratical crimes committed elsewhere;

7. Declares that anybody who is accused of having served knowingly as crew aboard any vehicle being used by international pirates, but who can not be linked to any specific offences, shall be subject to appropriate charges of criminal conspiracy and ‘accessory before the fact’; and that proof of that service shall constitute adequate proof for conviction on those charges, unless they prove that they were forced into that crew on pain of death and served only as a non-combatant in which case courts may be allowed to acquit them;

8. Defines the knowing provision of unforced support for international pirates to be an act of conspiracy to commit those pirates’ crimes, and requires all WA member nations to treat such acts as they would conspiracy to commit any other crimes of comparable seriousness, unless that support is
A/ given only to captive pirates, and within the limits of help that can legally be given to prisoners in general, or
B/ given only to ex-pirates, with whom the legal system has already dealt, and is to help them live honest lives;

9. Strongly urges all WA member nations to act at least as thoroughly against any pirates who operate solely within their own territories as they do against international pirates.

Author: St Edmund.

Votes For: 5,251
Votes Against: 3,392

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World Assembly Resolution #21 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:32 am

Living Wage Act [Struck out by Resolution #341]
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Gobbannaen WA Mission

Description: The World Assembly,

AWARE that some workers are paid so little that they can barely afford to eat;

CONSIDERING this situation little better than slavery;

DESIRING that all people should be allowed to do more than merely surviving in exchange for full-time work;

DEFINES the Basic Poverty Line as the cost of enough food and drink to keep a person healthy for a week, plus one week's rent for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of an average weekly commute between home and work, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of those utilities deemed appropriate, less any income or benefits provided to all workers by the nation;

DEFINES the Dependent Poverty Line as the Basic Poverty Line, substituting an average two-person dwelling for an average one-person dwelling, plus the cost of enough food and drink to keep a dependent healthy for a week, plus the pro-rata weekly cost of schooling for a dependent, less any additional income or benefits provided to all workers with dependents by the nation;

REQUIRES that power and water supply be deemed appropriate utilities;

SUGGESTS an allowance be made for primary medical care where it is not free at the point of access;

NOTES that the Poverty Lines are defined on an area basis, and sets no limits as to how any nation may define such areas save that they must lie wholly within the nation's boundaries;

REQUIRES that the Poverty Lines be re-evaluated on at least an annual basis;

CONSIDERS a person working on average 30 hours or more per week to be in full-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;

REQUIRES that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Basic Poverty Line;

REQUIRES further that no person in full-time employment be paid the equivalent of a weekly net wage of less than 25% over the Dependent Povery Line unless that person has no dependents and explicitly waives this right;

CONSIDERS a person working on average between 10 and 30 hours per week to be in part-time employment, counting paid holiday as time worked;

REQUIRES that a person in part-time employment be subject to the same minimum weekly net wage regulations as a person in full-time employment, with the relevant wage levels pro-rated to the proportion of 30 hours per week worked.

EXEMPTS from this requirement workers in the voluntary sector, who donate their time as they choose;

EXEMPTS also from this requirement convicted criminals who are required to perform work in the course of their sentence;

CONSIDERS a person working on a contractual basis to be equivalent to a person in direct employment for the purposes of this resolution;

DECLARES void any contract specifying a lesser wage or contractual remuneration than is specified above, requiring that either that contract is revised to conform with the above requirements or that national redundancy laws be invoked;

ACCEPTS that individuals may be paid in kind as well as cash, evaluating such payments for the purposes of this act as follows:

* Items which form part of the relevant Poverty Line assessment are evaluated as that part, pro-rated to their proportion of the individual's actual requirements;
* Other goods and services are evaluated as their average market value in the area over which the Poverty Line is assessed;

and URGES nations to ensure that their welfare systems provide at least the equivalent of a weekly wage of 20% over the Poverty Line.

Votes For: 4,431
Votes Against: 3,305


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World Assembly Resolution #22

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:33 am

Diplomat Protection Act
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Forensatha

Description: REALIZING that that nations can use a variety of methods to restrict a diplomat's ability to do their job

RECOGNIZING that diplomats are a necessary part of interaction between nations and the spread of cultural understanding

RECOGNIZING that diplomatic immunity must be agreed upon by the nation the diplomat represents and the nation the diplomat serves in

DEFINES a diplomat, for the purposes of this resolution, as any member of diplomatic, consular, and other staff serving in an embassy, consulate, consulate-general, legation, high commission, deputy high commission, or other diplomatic mission. This excludes hired personnel with local citizenship

REQUIRES that all diplomats sent to the World Assembly shall be automatically granted diplomatic immunity

REQUIRES that nations in which diplomats are serving must provide the diplomat with the best medical care on hand in cases of emergency

REQUIRES that all diplomats to other nations shall be free from physical harm, execution, sexual assault, enslavement, or use for medical experiments not necessary for medical treatment of the diplomat by the nation in which they are serving

REQUIRES that any diplomat granted diplomatic immunity be free from prosecution for crimes, search and/or seizure of personal belongings and belongings of family members and personal staff, search and/or seizure of family members and personal staff, seizure of pets, and search and/or seizure of private quarters outside any extraterritorial property by the nation in which the diplomat is serving
a) A diplomat may still be tried for crimes by the nation they serve
b) If suspected of a crime, the nation the diplomat is serving in may present the evidence to the nation the diplomat is from
c) If diplomatic immunity is revoked, the diplomat remains immune to prosecution for suspected crimes that occurred during the immunity by the nation in which they are serving
d) A diplomat may be detained for nonmedical reasons for 24 hours in cases where they serve a direct threat to the wellbeing of others, such as driving while intoxicated or other similarly dangerous activities, or longer, with the agreement of the nation they serve
e) A diplomat may be expelled from the nation in which they are serving for any reason

REQUIRES that property agreed upon as extraterritorial or as diplomatic pouches or bags be immune to search, seizure, customs, taxes, vandalism or arson by military or government officials of the nation in which the diplomat is serving, or military assaults by the nation in which the diplomat is serving

PROHIBITS nations from sending diplomats with the express intent of committing crimes of espionage, sabotage, subversion, causing harm to the civilian population, and other related crimes committed outside of a diplomats duties

Co-authored by Cobdenia

Votes For: 5,236
Votes Against: 2,226

Implemented Sat Oct 18 2008

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World Assembly Resolution #23

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:35 am

Ban on Slavery and Trafficking
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Quintessence of Dust

Description: The World Assembly,

Considering slavery, forced labour and human trafficking to be violations of basic human rights,

Declares:

1. Holding under the law any person to be the possession, property, or chattel of any other person or any legal entity, or binding any person to an employer by a contract to which they have not consented, shall be considered 'slavery' and immediately prohibited in all nations;

2. Requiring any person to work, enter a work contract, or conform to terms of employment, which they have not freely agreed themselves or through a person they have freely appointed to represent them, through such means as abduction, coercion, deception, destitution, or fraud, or threats of such, to themselves or their families, including such acts as violence or criminal damage, or unlawful detention or eviction, shall be considered 'forced labour' and immediately prohibited in all nations;

3. The definition of 'forced labour' excludes:
- conscription or alternative required national service;
- prison labour or community service given as sentence in the course of a fair trial;
- required service of wartime prisoners of war and internees, in accordance with international law;
- required national emergency service;
- normal civic duties;

4. Forcing or inducing the transfer of any person against their freely given will, or assisting or financing such actions, through similar forms of coercion, for the purposes of exploitation, such as slavery or forced labour, or situations approximating to such, sexual exploitation, or unauthorised medical procedures, shall be considered 'human trafficking' and immediately prohibited in all nations;

5. Such conditions shall be collectively referred to as 'servitude';

6. All persons under condition of servitude shall be immediately freed and all contracts or conditions enforcing servitude voided;

7. Persons fleeing servitude shall be accorded refugee status, and refoulement to nations where they would be returned to such conditions or punished for escaping them prohibited;

8. Reasonable action must be taken to prevent reprisals against such persons, including the passage and enforcement of laws to criminalise such;

9. Discrimination in civil, social, economic, legal and political rights, protection under law, access to public services, travel permission and any other rights afforded by national and international law based solely on prior condition of servitude shall be prohibited, excepting any positive actions taken at the national or more local level to assist with rehabilitation, such as priority access to sheltered accommodation;

10. Goods produced, in whole or in part, through servitude shall be permanently embargoed, and all investment and material support to nations, legal entities and persons practicing servitude immediately ended, except as transition assistance or compensated manumission to free people from such conditions;

11. Nations shall take part in a concerted diplomatic effort to end servitude, and to prevent areas having abandoned such from returning to such practices;

12. Nations shall apply due scrutiny to such institutions as industries employing significant proportions of migrant workers, legal or commercial sex industries, industries employing minors, and their national organ donation systems, to identify catalysts to human trafficking, and to work, where necessary in concert with others, to eliminate such.

I'd like to thank...Yelda!

Votes For: 5,944
Votes Against: 1,319

Implemented Mon Oct 27 2008

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Author: 1 SC and 26 GA resolutions
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