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World Assembly Resolution #149 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon May 23, 2011 9:20 am

On Expiration Dates [Struck out by Resolution #211]
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: A mean old man

Description: The World Assembly,

ASSERTING its belief that the people of all nations have a right to live without unnecessary fears of damage to their physical well-being,

RECOGNIZING that many companies produce goods which significantly degrade or cease to function after a period of time,

BELIEVING that the average length of time that certain goods last must be known in order to promote the safety of the consumer,

NOTING that this holds true for items such as medical supplies/equipment and food,

DEFINES, solely for the purposes of this resolution, a "necessity" as any item which is intended for organic consumption and/or an item that, if it was not in proper condition or if it was not functioning, would lead to the deprivation of any sort of bodily activity that is required for the extension of any organism's lifetime,

CHARGES any distributor of any necessity to attain an accurate and average prediction of how long each and every necessity that they distribute will last until it degrades to a level of quality at which it will directly "lead to the deprivation of any sort of bodily activity that is required for the extension of [one's] lifetime,"

MANDATES that the distributors of a necessity provide, in a readily comprehensible fashion, all of the information that they have been charged to acquire by the previous clause to any who wish to view it,

FURTHER MANDATES that any recipient(s) of a necessity be provided with the information on how long the exact necessity that they are receiving lasts by the distributor of said necessity.

Votes For: 8,902
Votes Against: 2,228


Implemented Fri Apr 29 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #150

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon May 23, 2011 9:24 am

Repeal "Guns and Mental Capacity"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #134
Proposed by: Mousebumples

Description: WA Resolution #134: Guns and Mental Capacity (Category: Gun Control; Decision: Tighten) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:

UNDERSTANDS that the aims of this resolution are laudable,

REALIZES, however, that there are far too many loopholes in the resolution text to be an easily enforceable resolution,

LAMENTS the use of definitions within the resolution text that were far too non-specific and general.

"GUNS" would include the following:
• Children's toys, such as water guns, paintball guns, marshmallow guns, etc.
• Industrial equipment, such as welding equipment, heating guns, hole punchers for leather or sheet metal, etc.
• Environmental care equipment, such as leaf blowers, snow blowers, etc.
• Self defense or survival tools, such as pepper spray, signal flares, etc.
• Spray bottles that contain pesticides, paint thinners, cleaning solvent, etc.

"MENTALLY INCOMPETENT" would include the following:
• Young children, who would then be unable to use toys specifically created for their use and enjoyment.
• Individuals who suffer from anorexia or bulimia or a similar self-image disorder.
• Anyone who has ever had a delusional fever.
• Gullible and/or misinformed individuals.
• Individuals who are being properly and sufficiently treated for a psychiatric disorder.

REGRETS the passage of a resolution that would outlaw legitimate weapons testing and also the testing of items that are inaccurately categorized as “guns” for the purposes of this resolution.

NOTES that Article VI references “a test for the purposes of Article IV,” but that Article IV does not reference the use of any test whatsoever.

FEARS that the tests detailed in Articles III and V are not detailed at all within the resolution text. The lack of specificity or guidelines whatsoever leaves the content and nature of the test(s) entirely up to individual member nations. This would allow for individual national governments to subvert the intent of the proposal by creating test(s) that fit with their own desires.

WORRIES that the publishing of the test(s) on the ULC may allow for individuals to study to their nation’s test(s) beforehand, thus allowing legitimately incompetent individuals to “game the system.”

UNDERSTANDS that these shortcomings of the resolution text make this law’s enforcement and effect dubious, at best.

REPEALS GA#134, "Guns and Mental Capacity.”

Co-authored by Intellect and the Arts

Votes For: 10,272
Votes Against: 1,639

Implemented Sun May 15 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #151

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon May 23, 2011 9:30 am

Missing Individuals Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Mousebumples

Description: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY:

UNDERSTANDS that individuals of all genders and ages are reported missing,

REALIZES that most nations have procedures already in place to assist in the safe recovery of all missing individuals,

REQUIRES that all WA member nations have reasonable protocols in place that both prevent abductions of their residents and also aid in the safe recovery of all missing individuals,

SPECIFIES that member states may determine whether runaways from within their jurisdiction should be returned to their home,

URGES for the creation and utilization of a family counseling program to be used in all cases where a runaway is returned to their home,

CREATES the Missing Individuals Archive (MIA) in order to facilitate cooperation between local, national, and international law enforcement agencies with regards to individuals who have been lost, abducted, or run away,

MANDATES that the relevant local and national agencies share relevant information through MIA and also cooperate with other WA member nations whenever it is suspected or known that a missing individual has moved across a national border,

ENCOURAGES the development of strong working relationships between WA member nations and any neighboring nations in order to better coordinate international efforts in the event of an international missing persons case.

STIPULATES that all who were knowingly involved in the abduction of an individual shall be prosecuted to the full extent of national and international law,

ALLOWS for WA member nations to add additional protocols and procedures within their own borders as appropriate for their nation's population and cultural needs.

Votes For: 10,118
Votes Against: 2,615

Implemented Thu May 19 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #152

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon May 23, 2011 9:35 am

Repeal "WA Environmental Council"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #42
Proposed by: Cool Egg Sandwich

Description: WA Resolution #42: WA Environmental Council (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

APPLAUDS the intentions of WA Environmental Council, and recognizes the benefits of environmental protection,

REALIZES, however, there are several flaws with the resolution which make its efficacy limited, at best,

WORRIES about the goals and aims of the WAEC, as it was established without specifics being detailed within the resolution text,

UNDERSTANDS that member nations are not required to assist WAEC research, cooperate with the WAEC, nor comply with suggestions related to published scientific reports, which further undermines the WAEC,

RECOGNIZES that the WAEC has no legal authority to resolve environmental problems, and is therefore powerless to act in the face of environmental problems,

SUBMITS that the shortcomings of this resolution far exceed the potential benefits,

The General Assembly hereby repeals “WA Environmental Council”.

Co-authored by: Mousebumples

Votes For: 9,564
Votes Against: 2,575

Implemented: Mon May 23 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #153

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:58 am

Repeal "Biological Weapons Conference"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #65
Proposed by: Knootoss

Description: WA Resolution #65: Biological Weapons Conference (Category: Global Disarmament; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

OBSERVING that the definition of biological weapons in the 'Biological Weapons Conference' as "[any] infectious or biological agent of any kind that is intended to cause death, permanent illness, or injury" is very imprecise, and may include innocent substances, such as agents used for pest control and the protection of crops, as well as certain herbal remedies;

FURTHER OBSERVING that the resolution both "requires member states to disarm their biological arsenal" and "allows member nations to use such agents for peaceful purposes", implying a more narrow distinction that the definition of biological weapons in the resolution does not actually make;

FINALLY OBSERVING that core concepts of the resolution such as "disarmament" (the objective of the resolution), "biological arsenal" (the intended target) and "other peaceful purposes" (an all purpose loophole) go entirely undefined as well;

CONCERNED that the Biological Weapons Conference does not explicitly ban Member States from using biological weapons, except if a nation were to use them in response to being attacked with biological weapons;

DEEPLY CONCERNED that the same clause states that nations may respond "with any force necessary" to an attack with biological weapons, actively encouraging the use of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in war;

RESOLVES that the 'Biological Weapons Conference' is poorly worded, self-contradictory and does not help to promote international peace;

REPEALS the 'Biological Weapons Conference'.

Votes For: 10,423
Votes Against: 2,260

Implemented Wed Jun 1 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #154

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:06 am

Repeal "Extinction Preparation Act"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #126
Proposed by: Mallorea and Riva

Description: WA Resolution #126: Extinction Preparation Act (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly:

APPLAUDS the aim of GA#126, Extinction Preparation Act, which attempted to preserve biodiversity and encourage research amongst all the nations of the world;

BELIEVES, however, that using a single facility for this purpose is highly impractical for a number of reasons, most notably:

  • The variety of storage conditions required to safely preserve all contributed genetic samples; for example: embryonic samples would need to be stored differently from agricultural seeds,
  • The logistical issues that some nations may encounter when making contributions and/or sending their scientists to the facility to conduct research;
  • The large amount of space required to allow for proper examination of all contributed materials may be better suited for multiple facilities due to the aforementioned items,
  • The security risk as a single disaster - whether caused by nature or by man - would take out all materials, information, and employees of the facility,

NOTES that this resolution fails to ensure that a wide array of genetic samples will actually be sent to the facility as it merely "urges member nations to supply specimens" and lacks any clause to allow the WASP to request specific samples;

RECOGNIZES that individual nations are more than capable of funding and maintaining security over similar projects on a national and/or regional level:

REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #126, Extinction Preparation Act.

Co-authored by: Mousebumples

Votes For: 10,499
Votes Against: 1,615

Implemented Tue Jun 14 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #155

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:14 am

Freedom of the Press
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Free Press
Proposed by: Broughdom

Description: Nations of the World Assembly,

Believing that all citizens of World Assembly member nations should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and be educated about affairs in their own nation along with international affairs;

Defining a media technology to be any technology used for mass communication of information, including but not limited to the Internet, television, newspapers, and radio;

Further defining news media to be those elements of the mass media that focus on delivering information on current events to the general public;

Clarifying that an international news media organisation is one which has a permanent, primary base in any World Assembly nation other than the one being referenced;

Calls upon all World Assembly member nations to begin following the guidelines below to ensure a fair and free press;


    Section I - Reporting

  1. Nations will allow national news media organisations to utilise all available media technologies to report news from and to areas inside their own borders, as well as from any other World Assembly nation.

  2. International news media organisations can only operate from within a nation's borders (ie. utilising available media technologies to report news) when given explicit permission to do so, and are subject to the same laws which apply to national news media organisations.

  3. Nations are encouraged to allow reporters from international news media organisations which do not operate from within their borders entry to the nation to report news back to their own nation.


    Section II - Accessibility & Censorship

  4. Citizens will not be banned from accessing any news sources from news media organisations operating both within and outside the nation's borders.

  5. Reports from news media organisations operating within the nation's borders can only be censored if they pose a genuine threat to the security of the nation. Otherwise they are free to report news in accordance with any national freedom of expression laws and broadcasting codes of conduct.


    Section III - Additional

  6. Clarifies that nations are otherwise free to control the availability of all media technologies as they see fit, except where other legislation in this field affects this right.

Votes For: 9,290
Votes Against: 3,670

Implemented: Sat Jun 18 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #156 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:59 am

Safety in Difficult Times [Struck out by Resolution #157]
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Sionis Prioratus

Description: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,

HAILING its work in ensuring ever-greater social justice for all and a better life for workers and their families;

CONSIDERING that there is much yet to be done; that there are not enough international guarantees under which a basis of security and prosperity can be established;

SEEKING to assist people in dire situations so they can insert themselves again in the workforce as soon as possible instead of being a permanent burden for all society;

ESTABLISHES that:

1) Social Assistance (SA) shall grant benefits to workers and their families, as provided by this resolution. Each nation will determine the method, whether public, private or a mixture thereof, by which SA shall be financed.

2) National laws will update individual contributions as needed. Nations are very strongly encouraged to partner with other nations so as to create joint SAs, in order to ensure economic stability of SA under any circumstances.

3) Individuals shall have full access to information relating to SA’s management.

4) SA shall dispense benefits in the following cases:


  • Infirmity, disability and/or involuntary unemployment;
  • Illness severe enough to prevent the beneficiary from working;
  • Parental leave, when a child and/or other dependant is born or adopted;
  • Bereavement leave, after the death of one’s child, spouse, parent and/or sibling;
  • Pension for death to at least one dependant next-of-kin;
  • Allowances to care for a sick relative and/or spouse.

5) Benefits:

a) Considering a household with a beneficiary and one dependant, wage-replacing benefits shall at least be able to pay for all of the following for the duration of the benefit: water and food sufficient to keep good health, housing, utilities such as power and water supply, dependant’s schooling costs;
b) In regards to pensions listed under 4): Pensions for survivors who are minors shall last until they have attained a basic education and are able to work; pensions for non-minors will have a minimum duration of one year, if they are not receiving any other SA benefit;
c) No benefit shall be granted to a person who intentionally harms oneself and/or other(s) for the purpose of getting SA benefits for oneself.

6) Nations shall retain full freedom to:

a) Subsidize work programs for the long-term unemployed;
b) Dispense other benefits not mentioned on this resolution;
c) Limit benefits of inmates and/or persons convicted of SA fraud;
d) Employ in public service people who are able and involuntarily unemployed, as long as previous resolutions are respected;
e) Reduce unemployment benefits in the long term (never less than 52 weeks) to encourage able people to be back into the workforce. In this situation, nations shall subsidize workers' re-training, apprenticeship schemes and further education geared towards constructive and productive work.

Votes For: 8,194
Votes Against: 3,693


Implemented Mon Jul 4 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #157

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:06 am

Repeal "Safety in Difficult Times"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #156
Proposed by: FreeWillToAll

Description: WA Resolution #156: Safety in Difficult Times (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: OBSERVING the need to provide safety nets and protection in Difficult Times.

APPLAUDING all countries that are and have been providing welfare to persons located in their jurisdiction.

REALIZING not all countries have the resources to do so; especially in hard economic times.

FRIGHTENED, that this may force nations to raise taxes, which may cripple already struggling economies and force countries to resort to plundering other countries of their wealth.

FURTHER CONCERNED that this resolution has many loopholes that may be abused, and such abuse, and the oversight needed to catch offenders, will cost nations even more money that they may not have.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, The proposal does not specify what is an ''Illness severe enough to prevent the beneficiary from working.'' This generates room for problems. A citizen could easily use this loophole to avoid working.

NOTING, ''Safety in Difficult Times'' specifies that unemployment benefits be given to those involuntarily unemployed. It does allow for those involuntarily unemployed due to being fired for incompetence, among many other reasons one may be fired. This leaves a loophole open for those who are unwilling to work to cause themselves to be fired and receive benefits.

ADDITIONALLY NOTING, bereavement clause is unneeded and will be abused by those not interested in working. For example; A middle aged citizen whose father or mother died could take a whole year's vacation paid by the government. In reality, while the loss of a loved one is a terrible thing, it does not require a person to be out of work for any significant length of time.

FURTHER NOTING, This resolution requires the dispensation of funds when one gives birth to a child or adopts one (See Parental Leave Section 4). For one, there is no specified length of time for the benefits to last. Secondly, there is nothing stating that the new parents must keep the child. Thirdly, there is nothing regarding cases of neglect.

WORRIES about the provisions of section 5b); ''Pensions for survivors who are minors shall last until they have attained a basic education and are able to work''. This is a very lengthy time for anyone to receive benefits. This would basically allow the child's guardian to live off the government dime the entire time since the provision states that benefits must be enough to provide for housing, food, utilities, and schooling costs. There is no reason that a child's guardian could not obtain work in a reasonable amount of time. Single parents of divorce do it every day.

REALIZES this is an attempt at international welfare, which each member nation is capable of seeing to themselves if they are able and willing. Many have them already, which makes this resolution redundant. Not only this, but such a Socialist piece of legislation is an ideology; something which member states are prohibited to force on others, as the rights and duties of World Assembly states declares.

ADDITIONALLY NOTING, due to the cultural and societal differences in all of the countries in the World Assembly, welfare is an issue that must be solved domestically and crafted to the specific needs and wants of the target population and through.

RESOLVES, that the ''Safety in Difficult Times'' resolution is poorly worded, ambiguous, and addresses an issue that should be resolved domestically.

HEREBY REPEALS ''Safety in Difficult Times

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Votes For: 7,652
Votes Against: 3,599

Implemented Sat Jul 16 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #158

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:10 am

On Genetically Modified Foods [Struck out by Resolution #316]
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Mahaj WA Seat

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNIZING the existence and development of genetically modified foods,

AWARE that nations have different opinions on Genetically Modified Foods,

DEFINES Genetically Modified Foods as food or food products that have the genome of the organism directly manipulated through the process of genetic engineering via the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest,

DECLARES that all genetically modified foods crossing international borders be clearly labeled as being genetically modified,

CONVINCED that through proper labelling of genetically modified foods, less confusion will occur about the GM status of different foods, enabling trade to be quicker and more efficient,

DECLARES that this resolution applies to foods both genetically modified and foods genetically engineered,

CREATES the GM Foods Database as a gathering of genetically modified foods related information,

ENCOURAGES nations to contribute to this database,

STRONGLY URGES nations to abstain from imposing additional restrictions than in this Act on the import or export of genetically modified foods over natural food.

Votes For: 8,534
Votes Against: 2,923


Implemented Wed Jul 20 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #159

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:14 am

Promotion of Intl Education
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: WA Mission of NERV-UN

Description: The World Assembly:

Desiring to promote peace and international good will

Realizing that among the best ways to accomplish this is to promote student exchanges and study abroad programs for young adults attending institutions of higher education in the hopes that memories of other places and people will broaden their minds.

I. Definitions:
1. Higher education as institutes providing post-secondary education that leads to the granting of an academic degree such as, but not limited to, colleges, universities, research institutes, or military academies; OR providing education that leads to the granting of a professional license or rating such as, but not limited to, medical schools or technical-trade schools.

2. Student exchanges as fully enrolled/matriculated students attending an institution of higher education other than their own in a foreign country for a short period of no less than one academic term and no longer than two academic years with the degree/license/rating granted by their original institution.

3. Study abroad as fully enrolled/matriculated students attending an institution of higher education in a foreign country until transferring to a new institution, quitting the institution and returning to their home nation, or fulfilling requirements for their degree program/license/rating.

II. Office for Education Exchange
1. Creates the Office for Education Exchange (OEX).
(a) Charges OEX with developing guidelines promoting student exchanges and study abroad programs within institutes of higher education of member states as well as
(b) Accredit institutes of higher education within member states as having satisfied said guidelines as well as
(c) Develop scholarship programs to allow for students who currently experience financial burden to attend either a student exchange or study abroad.
(d) Designates OEX as the final binding board of arbitration regarding irreconcilable conflicts between institutes of higher education in matters of credit transfers and course applicability to the students’ degree program/license/rating.

III. Institutes of Higher Education
1. Requires member states with such to designate at least one institute of higher education as a candidate for accreditation by OEX for a student exchange or study abroad program.

2. Prohibits discrimination against students in student exchanges or study abroad programs; excepting:
(a) Allows member states to set reasonable requirements for enrollment based on academic standing, language ability, physical requirements (Where needed and in accordance with international law), and/or financial ability.
(b) Allows restrictions to sensitive information and/or facilities where access to such would normally be controlled.
(c) Requires students to meet all other visa requirements of the host nation in accordance with international law.
(d) Allows institutions of higher education to set enrollment caps on the number of foreign students it accepts.

3. Requires OEX accredited institutions of higher education in member states to accept grades/credits from other OEX accredited institutions of higher education.

4. Encourages member states to promote student exchanges or study abroad to their own youth.
(a) Encourages and allows member states to have multiple exchange/study abroad programs beyond this resolution.

Votes For: 7,949
Votes Against: 3,090

Implemented Sun Jul 24 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #160

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:50 am

Forced Marriages Ban Act
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Christian Democrats

Description: The General Assembly,

Realizing the importance of marriage in many societies,

Respecting the various cultural and religious customs surrounding marriage,

Recognizing that many, if not most, marriages are intended to be lifelong unions,

Believing therefore that no person should be coerced to marry,

1. Defines forced marriage, for the purposes of this resolution, as the contractual or covenantal union of persons without the informed consent of every person being joined or a similar nonconsensual or coerced union of persons;

2. Prohibits forced marriage;

3. Forbids member states and their political subdivisions from enforcing or providing legal recognition to forced marriages performed in other countries;

4. Requires each member state to offer to annul all forced marriages of people in its jurisdiction; and

5. Recommends that member states establish special law enforcement divisions to investigate claims of forced marriage and communities that supposedly countenance such unions.

Votes For: 8,695
Votes Against: 2,363

Implemented Tue Aug 16 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #161

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:53 am

Medical Standards in Prisons
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Connopolis

Description: The General Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGING that adequate healthcare in prison medical wards is a vital aspect of the facility,

DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, Prison as a facility used to confine accused and/or convicted criminals in accordance with local, regional, and/or international law,

HEREBY MANDATES that all Prisons in all member states have, at minimum, one functioning medical ward that:

1. Employs an adequate number of appropriate medical professionals, relative to the prison's occupancy, with at least one qualified physician present in the medical ward at all times;
2. Allows all prisoners immediate access to anesthetics, analgesics, and other such drugs when determined to be medically necessary by staff health care professionals;
3. Contains an appropriate number of beds, which will be made available to all inmates who suffer from a medical emergency that requires observation in the medical ward;
4. Utilizes up-to-date, effective medical equipment for the treatment of prisoners;
5. Provides gender-appropriate services as dictated by the inmate population of the prison in question, including appropriate care and treatment for pregnant individuals and their offspring;
6. Arranges for the safe transfer of prisoners to outside facilities for those who require specialized medical care beyond that offered by the Prison medical ward.

REQUIRES the use of appropriate sterilization techniques throughout the prison and medical ward to minimize the spread of infectious disease.

PROHIBITS the following inhumane actions from being performed on prisoners:

1. The administration of medical drugs for the purpose of causing anguish;
2. The administration of medical drugs for the purposes of causing death, with exceptions granted for euthanasia at the inmate's request and for capital punishment;
3. The use of prisoners as test subjects without their informed, written consent.

ALLOWS individual member states to impose additional protocol or standards that do not conflict with this resolution to their current correctional facility medical system.

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Votes For: 7,177
Votes Against: 4,044

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World Assembly Resolution #162 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:56 am

On Humanitarian Aid [Struck out by Resolution #166]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Connopolis

Description: ACKNOWLEDGES that soldiers are not the only battlefield casualty of a war,

LAMENTS that Humanitarian Aid Workers are also an unfortunate casualty of conflicts,

REALIZES that by protecting Humanitarian Aid Workers, militant, and civilian casualties would decrease for all participants of a conflict,

DEFINES for the purpose of this resolution:

1) Humanitarian Aid Worker, as a neutral party who provides logistical and medical assistance in conflict, and disaster zones, primarily to civilians
2) Conflict Zone, as an area of open, or pronlonged combat,

ALLOWS humanitarian aid workers to declare a neutral zone, where humanitarian aid workers may distribute supplies, administer medical care, and provide temporary residence to civilians/refugees.

MANDATES that all neutral zones must display recognized humanitarian aid insignias to prevent inadvertant conflict,

PROHIBITS:

1) Conflict from occuring within neutral zones,
2) The intentional injuring, or slaughtering of Humanitarian Aid Workers,
3) The stymieing or hindering of said workers who are providing treatment to wounded soldiers, civilians, or others

RELINQUISHES protection to humanitarian aid workers who:

1) Do not clearly display a recognized insignia within their neutral zone,
2) Have engaged in any form of combat,
3) Are dressed in a uniform similar to, or identical to those worn by standard soldiers,
4) Declare neutral zones with the intent of stockpiling weaponry,
5) Deny aid to wounded soldiers, civilians, or any other any other sapient being affected by conflict,

FURTHER PROHIBITS humanitarian aid workers from intentionally entering conflict zones,

FORBIDS militants from forcing humanitarian aid workers into conflict zones, regardless of the circumstances,

ALLOWS individual nations to relocate Humanitarian Aid Worker declared neutral zones if it is determined that they interfere with war efforts,

ENCOURAGES individual nations to allow humanitarian aid workers to utilize pre-existing facilities as neutral zones,

URGES individual nations to send qualified officials to inspect these neutral zones to ensure that they are in compliance with the aforementioned provisions,

PERMITS nations to peacefully disband neutral zones within their borders once the conflict is recognized as having ended or when it is determined that the need for humanitarian efforts are minimal.

Votes For: 6,638
Votes Against: 4,172


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World Assembly Resolution #163

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 am

Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #47
Proposed by: Goddess Relief Office

Description: WA Resolution #47: Law of the Sea (Category: Political Stability; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

APPLAUDING the intentions of GA#47: Law of the Sea, in attempting to set standards by which nations may claim oceanic territory bordering their shores,

REALIZING that the resolution was erroneously addressed to "The United Nations," the predecessor to the World Assembly which no longer existed at the time of the resolution's passage,

NOTING that, according the text of the legislation, "waters within 12 nautical miles of [a] nation's sea border" will be under a nation's "sovereign control" and that a nation has "the sole right to harvest natural resources" in "waters within 200NM of [its] sea border,"

FURTHER NOTING that, should any nations with adjacent or opposing shorelines find their "12 nautical miles" of oceanic territory overlapping in any fashion, this legislation arbitrarily divides these waters between the nations regardless of a nation's history, economy, or its relations with its neighbor,

UNDERSTANDING that the legislation permits nations with overlapping oceanic territory "to voluntarily agree to divisions along other lines," yet noting that nations with border disputes are unlikely come to an agreement if they are led to believe that arbitrary division of territory would occur,

CONCERNED that the arbitrary division of oceanic territory has the potential to damage certain nations by reducing their spheres of influence and/or inciting conflicts between previously ambivalent neighbors,

DISMAYED that GA#47 fails to establish limits to oceanic territorial claims, without which a nation may use islands, sand bars, or atolls occurring within the first 12 nautical miles of its oceanic territory as a basis for further claims,

APPALLED that GA#47 includes no provision requiring nations to control pollution within their 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) arising from activities such as deep sea mining and oil exploration that may pollute the EEZs of neighboring nations and damage international fishing grounds,

DISMAYED that GA#47 fails to include exceptions to sovereign control of territorial waters, giving nations bordering narrow straits or sea channels an undue influence over international shipping that must pass through these water bodies,

CONVINCED that errors and omissions described herein renders the resolution inoperable and detrimental to World trade and the environment,

HEREBY repeals "Law of the Sea".


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Votes For: 8,942
Votes Against: 2,053

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World Assembly Resolution #164

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:29 am

Consular Rights
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Topid

Description:
The General Assembly,

Recognizing the existence of diplomatic missions like consulates and embassies which serve as a representation from one nation
to another,

Understanding in many nations the laws may be confusing to understand for a common citizen from another culture and that a representative from the diplomatic mission of one's home nation may make the law more clear,

Realizing that nations may also accuse a citizen of a crime falsely and that governments way want to hear evidence from the citizen that he or she is being falsely accused so the government may protect its citizens abroad,

Knowing that those citizens of a nation convicted of a crime in another nation may also wish to speak to a representative from their home nation's diplomatic mission to inform their government on conditions within the prison or to seek advice on appeals,

Hereby:

Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
The "home nation" as the nation the accused holds citizenship in.
The "host nation" as the nation that has accused or convicted the foreigner of a crime.
A "diplomatic mission" as an embassy, consulate, or other formal representation of the home nation.

Declares a person charged of a crime while in a member nation as a non-citizen has the right to meet with a representative from their home nation's diplomatic mission within a host nation, should such a diplomatic mission exist,

Allows host nations to require these meetings to occur off of the actual grounds of the diplomatic mission, to prevent a situation where the accused refuses to leave the building the host nation is not allowed to access,

Encourages nations to staff diplomatic missions with legal experts in the host nation's laws to be able to advice their citizens accused of a crime within the host nation,

Further declares that foreigners convicted of crimes and imprisoned within member states have the right to meet with a representative of their home nation's diplomatic mission privately, within the prison, once per year, should such a diplomatic mission exist.

Votes For: 9,325
Votes Against: 1,118

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World Assembly Resolution #165 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:43 am

A Model World Assembly [Struck out by Resolution #188]
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Mahaj WA Seat

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNIZING the goal of this body, the General Assembly, is to improve the world,

BELIEVING the best way this can be done is for delegations to be educated, both now and in the future,

CHOOSING, in this resolution, to focus on future potential delegations, namely children,

BELIEVING that people, including children, should be educated about the World Assembly, and the best way to do this is through simulations of the World Assembly,

REQUIRES member nations to educate people about the role and doings of the World Assembly,

CREATES the organization to be known as the Model World Assembly, or MWA for short,

IDENTIFIES MWA as a simulation of WA meetings and discussions,

RECOMMENDS that nations implement national MWA conferences, which are gatherings where people simulate a WA discussion with the goal of passing resolutions and 'improving the world', and also where they can learn and practice proper diplomatic behavior,

ENCOURAGES individual schools in nations to implement MWA clubs in their school,

CREATES an international MWA conference to be held, here at the World Assembly Headquarters, where people from all over the world can engage in a simulation of WA discussion, using proper diplomatic behavior,

HOPING that with the creation of MWA, more children will be interested in the WA and more educated about the WA.

Votes For: 6,624
Votes Against: 4,018


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World Assembly Resolution #166

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:47 am

Repeal "On Humanitarian Aid"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #162
Proposed by: Glen-Rhodes

Description: WA Resolution #162: On Humanitarian Aid (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: ACKNOWLEDGING that humanitarian aid is an important international issue and that the World Assembly strives to promote and protect humanitarian aid missions,

RECOGNIZING the importance of providing protection to humanitarian aid workers within conflict areas,

DISMAYED that "On Humanitarian Aid" does not reflect the realities of humanitarian aid missions and the volatile conflicts in which they are undertaken,

DISAPPOINTED that "On Humanitarian Aid" revokes legal protection from any humanitarian aid worker who engages in self-defense against militants, which is a policy that will fundamentally harm the viability of humanitarian aid missions in the future,

WORRIED that "On Humanitarian Aid" does not sufficiently address the concept of "neutral zones" and that the arbitrary declaration of neutral zones may destabilize a conflict or risk the lives humanitarian aid workers,

DETERMINED to prevent the harm of humanitarian aid workers and promote the success of humanitarian aid missions through a more effective and appropriate resolution,

The World Assembly hereby repeals "On Humanitarian Aid."

Votes For: 7,409
Votes Against: 2,888

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World Assembly Resolution #167 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:56 am

Legalizing Prostitution [Struck out by Resolution #178]
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Great azarath

Description: The World Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGING that prostitution, one of the oldest and most known professions in existence, is illegal in many member states;

CONCERNED that the criminalization of prostitution prevents prostitutes from adequately protecting themselves from abuse and disease, and that even in member states where prostitution is legal, prostitutes still may not be fully protected under current national laws;

CONVINCED that all individuals have a fundamental right to bodily sovereignty that no government can rightly violate;

DEFINES, for this resolution:
(1) Prostitution: As the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person (client) in return for compensation.
(2) Prostitute: Sapient beings who provide sexual services in return for compensation.
(3) Brothel: A organized place of prostitution.
(4) Sapient/Sapience: The ability of an organism or entity to act with judgment.

HEREBY MANDATES that all member states residing with the World Assembly legalize the business and free trade of prostitution within the confines of previously existent international law.

Prostitutes and member states that reside with the World Assembly MUST ABIDE to the following statements:
(1) Prostitutes are made fully aware of the health or other specific risk connected to prostitution;
(2) A prostitute has the right to refuse any sexual act;
(3) A prostitute has the right to create a contract with his/her/its client agreeing on specific details.

PROHIBITS the following:
(1) Sexual penetration to happen without some form of sexual protection, unless both sides consent to not using any form of sexual protection;
(2) Any government to stop a sapient being from acquiring this profession; within the confines of previously existent international law.

FURTHER PROHIBITS Individual member-states regulating prostitution-based enterprises to the point where it no longer becomes profitable for the enterprise, or its employees; member-states must also refrain from instilling negative ramifications on prostitutes for pursuing the profession with the intent of stymieing the industry.

This resolution RECOMMENDS the following:
(1) That member states provide free or low-cost, high quality condoms and other prophylactics, birth control and STI screenings to prostitutes and others who are at risk of STI's and unwanted pregnancies;
(2) Prostitutes are involved with organized brothels for better safety.

ENCOURAGES individual member states to impose additional protocol or standards that do not conflict with this resolution.

Co-Author: Connopolis

Votes For: 6,343
Votes Against: 4,954


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World Assembly Resolution #168

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:00 pm

Law of the Seas
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.

Category: Global Disarmament
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Bears Armed Mission

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that nations have the right to claim jurisdiction, for legal and economic purposes, over those parts of the seas that are adjacent to their lands,

CONCERNED that if such claims are taken to excess they have the potential to destabilise international security,

SEEKING to remedy this situation, whilst taking into account nations’ legitimate interests;


1. DEFINES the term ‘sea border’ as the point where waters meet the land at mean low tide, or where such a border would exist at sea level in the case of undersea nations;

2. ACKNOWLEDGES that, subject to any limits that WA law places on national rights and unless these terms would create conflicting claims,
A) Waters within 24 nautical miles (‘NM’) of a member nation's sea border, and any further waters that are enclosed by these, shall be considered that nation’s 'Territorial Waters' over which the nation shall have sovereign control and may enforce any and all of its own laws;
B) All of the waters within 200 nautical miles of a member nation's sea border, whether these are within its own Territorial Waters or are International Waters, and any further waters that are enclosed by these, shall be counted as its 'Exclusive Economic Zone' (‘EEZ’) within which it has sole authority over the exploration and use of natural resources;
C) Each of these zones also includes the relevant sections of sea-floor;
D) A nation’s territorial jurisdiction also extends over offshore installations located within its EEZ, and over ships registered in that nation while those are in International Waters;

3. STATES that in the case of conflicting claims between member nations any waters where two or more nations’ claims would overlap shall be divided along lines mid-way between those nations’ sea borders, unless those nations freely agree on an alternative partition instead;

4. URGES any member nations whose claims conflict with those of any non-members to seek peaceful agreement on basis of these same rules with those other nations;

5. FOUNDS the World Assembly Nautical Commission (or ‘WANC’), gives this agency the right and duty of binding arbitration in any disputes about this resolution’s interpretation that might arise between WA member nations, and also allows it to provide arbitration in relevant disputes involving any non-member nations who actually volunteer to accept this service;


Co-author: Cobdenia.

Votes For: 7,319
Votes Against: 3,987

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World Assembly Resolution #169 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:05 pm

Social Assistance Accord [Struck out by Resolution #173]
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Connopolis

Description: The General Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGING that sapient life is a right that should supersede all others, in both recognition, and applicability,

LAMENTING that many sapient beings are disadvantaged financially, compounded with their inability to accumulate an income due to a multitude of possible reason(s),

SEEKING to assist disadvantaged individuals, whenever possible, in order to propel them back into the workforce, to prevent them from becoming long-lasting burdens to society, and to promote general economic prosperity,

The World Assembly therefore resolves;

(1) All member-states shall develop Unemployment Insurance funds - in accordance with each nation's pre-existing Social Security system (excluding the lack thereof, or systems that do not meet the protocol of this resolution) - in which capital is collected from either state mechanisms, private enterprises, or a combination of the two, with the intent of temporarily sustaining individuals who are without a sufficient income, and their dependents.

(2) Individuals shall recieve these benefits under the following circumstances:

  1. Involuntary unemployment, disability, and/or any other form of incapacitation,
  2. Parental leave, in which a dependent is born/adopted, for a minimum of ten [10] weeks,
  3. Should the individual have a severely ill dependent that requires constant, or frequent assistance,

(3) Enough Unemployment Insurance shall be provided to accomodate for the beneficiary, as well as all unemployed dependents legally residing within the beneficiary's residence; the beneficiary and unemployed dependents must recieve enough to obtain basic necessities, such as water, nourishment (sufficient enough to sustain the individual's health), rent/housing, and fundamental utilities, such as energy and plumbing.

(4) All individuals shall have immediate access to all information regarding Unemployment Insurance, benefits, and other such programs.

(5) Member states may withhold benefits against individuals convicted of serious fraud or benefit fraud;

(6) Member states may reduce benefits for individuals who are capable of work, but remain unemployed after a minimum of nine [9] months - provided that commitment is made to ensure access and/or incentives to further education and/or skills training.

(7) Nations shall reserve the right to:

a) Grant additional benefits not mentioned within the provisions of this resolution,

b) Employ individuals who are able to work, yet involuntarily unemployed, through public sector occupations,

c) Subsidize employment and/or work programs for individuals on long-term unemployment benefits.

Votes For: 7,091
Votes Against: 4,090


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World Assembly Resolution #170 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:58 pm

Protect War Correspondents [Struck out by Resolution #282]
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Antartica55

Description: The General Assembly,

SADDENED, YET NEVERTHELESS IMPRESSED by the bravery of individuals who risk their life in order to supply citizens with generic information about multi-national conflict,

ACKNOWLEDGING that these individuals are unprotected, despite their commendable and selfless actions,

ABHORRED that militants may terminate this individuals with no negative ramifications, despite their beneficial nature towards all participating parties,

DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution:

  • War Correspondent as an employed individual that relays information in regards to multi-national conflict to a third party with the intent of making this information available to the public.

The World Assembly, therefore;

1) Militants are prohibited from interacting with war correspondents with the intent of stymieing their actions, inclusive of confiscating their equipment without justification, wounding the individual, or executing them without adequate reasoning. Should a militant fail to comply, both the individual, and the host member-state of the individual shall be held accountable.

2) Third parties are forbidden from forcing reporters to go into volatile regions, specifically those in a prolonged state of conflict, against their will. Member-states are encouraged to implement additional safety protocol to ensure the well-being of the war correspondent.

3) Third parties must inform individuals about the contingent hazards of the occupation prior to their deployment; these private mechanisms are encouraged to compensate war correspondents in proportion to volatility of the region - war correspondents must be notified of their salary prior to their departure. Should the individual change their mind, they may not be subject to any form of punishment.

4) Individual member-states may deny war correspondents access to their territory, and as such, war correspondents must adhere to standard immigration policies prior to entering; war correspondents that enter without proper verification are exempt from all protection granted by the provisions of this resolution.

5) War correspondents may aid any belligerent during conflict; by doing so, their protection will be nullified until post-conflict, exclusive of self-defense.

6) War correspondents that abuse their immunity by compromising the war effort in favor of any participating party shall have their immunity relinquished, and are subject to persecution by the afflicted nation, as are the home nation of the correspondent.

Co-authored by Connopolis

Votes For: 8,126
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World Assembly Resolution #171 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Freedom in Medical Research [Struck out by Resolution #253]
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Connopolis

Description: The General Assembly,

DUMBFOUNDED by the sheer amount of progress the World Assembly has made in healthcare, and other areas of sapient well-being,

REALIZING, however that further progress can be made in these fields, especially that of medical research,

CONCERNED that many member-states may ban the research of certain forms of medical treatment within their borders, despite their beneficial characteristics,

CONSTANTLY STRIVING to improve the lives of sapient-kind by furthering knowledge of surgical, therapeutic, and medicinal sciences,

The World Assembly therefore resolves;

(1) Doctors, and other medical professionals that utilize controversial forms of treatment shall not be penalized by either the individual, post-procedure, or the government, unless fully informed consent was not acquired.

(2) Enterprises - such as pharmaceutical companies and universities - that research crucial medical treatments shall not be immoderately restricted by their host government to the point where their endeavors no longer become fruitful, nor shall they be prevented from researching any form of treatment, unless believed to be unethical by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

(3) Potential test subjects must be made fully aware of any known side-effects of the experiment prior to participating in the tests; individuals who partake in the experiment must be compensated unless stated otherwise by the test-subject in question. Establishments hosting the aforementioned experiments must offer clear, apprehensible written form in which individuals may assess the terms of participation, and express their written consent; the aforementioned establishments shall also read the form to the individual until the individually fully understands the procedure.

(4) Enterprises that pursue research in regards to health care shall not deceive test subjects, nor future patients, and must make note of possible side-effect, consequences, and dangers posed by the procedure/treatment prior to releasing it to the public.

(5) All research results that meet the criteria of this resolution shall be made accessible to the public, as well as any products that are developed as a result of the research. All drugs must be subjected to the same screening without discrimination if they meet the criteria of this resolution, and will be subject to equal legal protections as any other treatment, and shall be free from any discrimination that is not equitably distributed amongst all drugs offered in the member nation.

(6) Medicinal drugs, and other such substances shall visibly print the side-effects, ingredients, and the company in which the substance was produced on the vessel in which it's sold in, and are forbidden from making spurious claims about the substance in advertisements; in the case that false claims are made, governments may prosecute them accordingly.

(7) Medical professionals shall be allowed to freely share the merits of their research/treatments, as well as the procedures involved, controversial or otherwise, with the international community, so long as such sharing is not done with dubious information.

(8) This resolution, in no way, prevents member-states from funding public healthcare mechanisms, nor does it prevent them from distributing medicinal, surgical, or therapeutic treatments free of charge, or for a lesser price than that of private actors.

Co-Author: Quadrimmina

Votes For: 8,216
Votes Against: 2,616


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World Assembly Resolution #172 [REPEALED]

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:13 pm

International Expositions Act [Struck out by Resolution #321]
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Cultural Heritage
Proposed by: Astro-Malsitari WA Seat

Description: THE WORLD ASSEMBLY,

NOTING the vast cultural heritage and rich, diverse traditions of its member states,

REMEMBERING its goal of "[i]mproving the world one resolution at a time",

BELIEVING that, on occasion, it is called for to improve the world by stopping to recognize the culture and achievements of its member states,

HEREBY declares that an International Exposition of Culture be held every year for the purpose of fostering international goodwill and recognizing the culture of member states,

CREATES the International Exposition Authority (IEA) to regulate the expositions and to select a city within the jurisdiction of a WA member state each year for the purposes of hosting this exposition,

STIPULATES that chosen cities have the right to refuse their nomination,

DECLARES that these expositions should be carried out in the manner of a worldwide fair,

INVITES all member states to set up pavilions at these expositions where they may showcase their achievements and unique culture to citizens of the world,

ALLOWS member states to charge for entry and use of services/facilities in order to help ameliorate the burden of the costs,

EMPHASIZES that the host nation retains the following rights:

  • to bar entry to certain nations with which they are in economic or military conflict
  • to expel foreign individuals from the exposition should they break the laws of the host nation
  • to impose individual standards which respect the purposes and means of this resolution;

FURTHER NOTES that member-states may not omit certain ideologies, cultures, or beliefs from these conventions, nor may they expel nations or individuals due solely to their ideologies, cultures, or beliefs unless the beliefs in question are discriminatory, racist, grotesquely offensive to those who do not practice the beliefs, or physically dangerous.

ENCOURAGES member states to seek funds from private entities to assist with the above goal.

Co-Authored by Connopolis

Votes For: 8,230
Votes Against: 2,820


Implemented Thu Dec 1 2011

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World Assembly Resolution #173

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:18 pm

Repeal "Social Assistance Accord"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal
Resolution: #169
Proposed by: Knootoss

Description: WA Resolution #169: Social Assistance Accord (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

ACKNOWLEDGES that individuals in need may be deserving of assistance;

HOWEVER, REGRETS that the 'Social Assistance Accord' overreaches on the number of policies it tries to regulate, and that the lack of detail may lead to situations that are clearly unfair:

1. The 'Social Assistance Accord' does not permit Member States to make temporary welfare benefits conditional on reasonable obligations, such as having to actively look for a job. This is unfair to welfare recipients who have been actively seeking opportunities to work, and undermines the general intent behind welfare limitations: to reject 'free-riders';

2. The 'Social Assistance Accord' mandates that individuals be granted 10 weeks paid paternal leave whenever they adopt a child, regardless of parenthood or the child's age;

3. The 'Social Assistance Accord' does not specify whether parental leave must be granted to the father, the mother or both, nor does it grant the power to decide on that issue to Member States;

REALISES that World Assembly resolutions are legally binding and not merely aspirational, and that some of the mandates of the 'Social Assistance Accord' may not be affordable:

1. Poor and developing nations, regardless of their good intentions, may be unable to provide benefits that cover water, nourishment, housing, and utilities to all idle individuals within their borders and their dependants;

2. A right to "immediate access" to all information regarding benefits is equally impractical in remote or isolated areas;

REPEALS the 'Social Assistance Accord'.

Co-author: Unibot II

Votes For: 8,997
Votes Against: 2,248

Implemented: Mon Dec 5 2011

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Author: 1 SC and 28 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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