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[DRAFT #1c] [HAIL HYDRA!] Scientific Freedom Guarantee

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[DRAFT #1c] [HAIL HYDRA!] Scientific Freedom Guarantee

Postby Tinhampton » Thu May 13, 2021 8:48 pm

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Scientific Freedom Guarantee
A resolution to improve worldwide human sapient and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Tinhampton

Reaffirming that the defence of scientific freedom has always been an international priority, it being the second topic ever to have been legislated for by this body's predecessor, and

Believing that the right of individuals to engage in, learn and teach about, and generally take advantage of scientific and mathematical innovation without fear of prosecution should be guaranteed (see also GA#234 "Freedom to Read and Learn"), and

Noting that only as a result of this body's recent repeal of GA#88 "WA Numeration and Units Act" can such guarantees truly be ensured...

The General Assembly hereby:
  1. defines, for the purpose of this resolution, an activity relating to "science" as one relating to any observations regarding that which occurs in nature or mathematics, provided that such observations have subsequently undergone peer review or been definitively proven,
  2. requires that - subject to Article c - no natural person inhabiting in a member state, nor any legal person operating in a member state, nor any diplomat representing a member state in any capacity or their family members, be prevented from developing, practising, engaging in, benefiting from, learning about, or helping others learn about:
    1. any form or branch of pure science, isolated from any practical application, nor
    2. any practical applications of any form or branch of science (including applications relating to the measurement of objects),
  3. forbids member states from imposing restrictions on the freedoms cited in Article b, except only to:
    1. provide for those involved in science-related research and development (R&D) to disclose any corporate relationships they have that could affect their impartiality (such as requiring researchers of diabetes and obesity to disclose their relationship with soft drink bottlers), where prior and standing international law does not already reserve to member states or forbid the imposition of such disclosures in any such R&D,
    2. ensure that those wishing to formally teach science in schools be properly qualified to do so,
    3. require compliance by any entity within their jurisdiction with prior and standing international law, including future international law on intellectual property,
    4. prevent the disclosure of information that would put a legal or natural person's private information at risk if published, or to
    5. protect any person from wilful death or serious injury,
  4. insists, nonetheless, that all educational establishments in member states refrain from formally teaching any theory that has not yet undergone peer review but would otherwise be defined as science under Article a,
  5. mandates that member states, their agents and their healthcare systems not pass off as scientific that which cannot be defined as science under Article a (or as unscientific that which can be so defined as science), and
  6. clarifies that:
    1. Article b(ii) does not require any member state, nor any person offering goods and services in any member state, to accept any currency not issued by that member state or bartering tools as legal tender,
    2. Article c(v) does not pre-empt future international regulation or deregulation of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, of small arms, or of recreational drugs, and that
    3. this resolution does not affect or require the institution of any set of internationally-recognised measurements; these should be addressed by future legislation.
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Postby Ardiveds » Fri May 14, 2021 12:06 am

OOC: b.ii seems to encompass a lot of stuff, including stuff like making bombs, firearms and illicit drugs. Am I not seeing something?
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Postby Tinhampton » Fri May 14, 2021 8:04 am

Ardiveds wrote:OOC: b.ii seems to encompass a lot of stuff, including stuff like making bombs, firearms and illicit drugs. Am I not seeing something?

Yes, you are. The addendum to Article c(iv) allowing members to "protect born alive participants in science-related R&D from death, serious injury and privacy violations" - or at least all but the last three words of it - has been largely excised and moved to its own Article c(v). A new Article f(ii) on the international (de)regulation of arms has also been added.
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Postby Tinhampton » Fri May 21, 2021 9:48 am

Are there any comments on Draft 1b not related to Doomsday bioweapons or such of the like? :P
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Postby Qhevak » Sat May 22, 2021 6:43 am

Article b seems like it would effectively prevent states from enforcing patent law. That's based, but I feel like a lot of member nations would have issues there.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sat May 22, 2021 7:01 am

Article c(iii) amended to allow member states to restrict Article b to ensure compliance with "future international law on intellectual property" (in the event that a repeal and replace of GA#394 ever occurs).
The Self-Administrative City of TINHAMPTON (pop. 319,372): Saffron Howard, Mayor (UCP); Alexander Smith, WA Delegate-Ambassador

Authorships & co-authorships: SC#250, SC#251, Issue #1115, SC#267, GA#484, GA#491, GA#533, GA#540, GA#549, SC#356
Other achievements: Cup of Harmony 73 champions; -45 Darkspawn Kill Points; Philosopher-Queen of Sophia; "Tinhampton? the man's literally god"
Who am I, really? 45yo Tory woman; Cambridge graduate; possibly very controversial; currently reading The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt


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