The following are proposals for WA resolutions. Any WA member nation with at least two endorsements can make a proposal, but it will only become a resolution (to be voted on by the entire WA) if it is approved by at least 6% of WA Regional Delegates.
As the WA currently has 1,031 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 62 approvals to achieve quorum.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.
Category: Political Stability
Proposed by: Kenmoria
The General Assembly, through the democratic agreement of its member states and the delegates thereof, operating through all the months of the calendric year,
ACKNOWLEDGING both the urgency with which GA #2: Rights and Duties of WA States was collated into a draft, following the catastrophic, unexpected, and inexplicable consequences of an interdimensional fireball colliding with international law, as referenced in GA #1: The World Assembly, and the various flaws in GA #2 which necessitated a repeal in GA #637: Repeal Rights and Duties of WA states;
BELIEVING that the General Assembly has advanced greatly in the years since GA #2 was passed, from tackling the right to a fair trial, in GA #3, to focusing on access to comfortable pillows, in GA #600, from being controlled by a narrow group of elites, to being controlled by a slightly different, perhaps more likeable, narrow group of elites, and that this change requires new legislation to address the basis of the relationship between the General Assembly and its members;
KNOWING that it is the responsibility of the international community to work together to improve the world, one resolution at a time;
Therefore SUBMITS the following as the foundational statements of the General Assembly:
Membership of the General Assembly is and ought to be entirely voluntary, for this is how the power of the General Assembly is justified. It is an agreement into which nations enter by their own sovereignty.
When a nation joins the General Assembly, it delegates some of its freedom to make legislative decisions to the international community. There is a duty for nations to release this power, and there is a correspondent right for nations to vote on which proposals become international law.
The General Assembly is a multiversal, international, hyperplanar collection of diverse, wonderful, and exciting countries. Each one has unique political needs, which can be addressed through collective, binding action which works with, rather than against, this astonishing diversity.
Hence, by the suzerain power bestowed upon it by the voluntary union of its constituent states, and through the majoritarian vote of the delegates of those assembled nations, the General Assembly DECLARES the following:
Member nations have the freedom to determine their own affairs, including the joining of international treaties, within the limitations of the law of the General Assembly.
Every member nation has choice of its own system of government, of its own borders, and of its own legislation, within the boundaries of international law to which it is signatory, and the law of the General Assembly.
All member nations shall be regarded as equal under the law of the General Assembly, such that no resolution shall bind some but not others, and such that no resolution shall expel a member nation from the Assembly.
Likewise, member nations are entitled to respect in their international affairs. Member nations ought to treat one another in this respectful manner, and they have a consequent right not to be subject to arbitrary, capricious, and unnecessary fines, embargoes, and sanctions.
Each member nation shall refrain from the use of military force against other member nations, except for an extraordinarily compelling cause declared clearly and openly, and subject to the restraints and controls set by the General Assembly.
However, these rights carry therewith correspondent duties:
Each member nation must, to the absolute best of its ability, in complete good faith, and without any preventable delay, fully comply with all extant legislation of the General Assembly.
All member nations must recognise the supremacy of the law of the General Assembly over all their national and subnational law, regardless of the type or nature of that law. Furthermore, the law of the General Assembly shall be regarded by member nations as supreme over all other bodies of law that may otherwise be deemed to affect those nations.
Member nations are urged to advocate membership of the General Assembly to their allies, where those allies are not already members.
The General Assembly has a unique role in ensuring that the principles of international cooperation are maintained:
All legislation of the General Assembly shall be carefully drafted, to ensure such principles as clear categorisation of legislation by scope, creating binding demands only upon member nations, and ensuring that resolutions are neither contradictory nor duplicatory.
The General Assembly shall have the power to enforce compliance with its mandates through such measures as fines, embargoes, and sanctions.
Where and to the extent mandated by extant resolutions, the General Assembly shall have the ability to delegate its powers, responsibilities, and duties to committees.
All legislation of the General Assembly shall be clearly and openly promulgated.
Be this founding law enacted by the Assembly of Worlds, according to the democratic principles by which its legitimacy is upheld.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to slash worldwide military spending.
Category: Global Disarmament
Proposed by: Tinhampton
Whereas the core principles of national self-determination should be fully and effectively restated in international law, the General Assembly hereby:
guarantees to each member the right to determine its preferred mode of government,
forbids members from seeking to change any other member's government or mode thereof without that member's full, informed consent,
demands that members not stir up armed conflicts in other members so they can bypass Article b, and
clarifies that the GA may forbid specific practices associated with a mode of government, unless its primary effect is to prevent member states adhering to that mode from continuing such adherence.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses - Strong
Proposed by: The Ice States
Whereas many toxic materials are necessary raw materials for chemical industry, or the immediate side-products thereof; and
Whereas the irresponsible handling of toxic materials can be grossly harmful to the health of both persons and the environment, such that international action should be taken to regulate the handling of toxic materials in member nations;
The World Assembly enacts as follows.
For the purposes of this resolution, a material shall be considered "toxic" in an environment or a quantity such that said material would pose, directly or via contamination of surrounding environments, a significant risk to health or of causing environmental degradation.
No toxic material may be disposed of or otherwise stored in a manner which may contaminate surrounding environments with said material, unless that material is first processed as to minimise its ability to contaminate the surrounding environment. Where said material, after such processing, would still pose a risk of contaminating the surrounding environment, the material may not be disposed of or otherwise stored without being surrounded by an effective physical barrier preventing said toxic material from contaminating the surrounding environment.
Any site in which toxic material is disposed of, processed, produced, or stored must have its immediate surrounding areas regularly tested for toxic material originating from said site.
The Toxic Materials Commission (TMC) is established. Upon the detection of an environment being contaminated by toxic material during storage, production, or disposal of the same, the entity responsible for said incident of contamination must promptly report that incident to the TMC, as well as the member nation of jurisdiction.
The TMC shall publish the occurrence of said incident without undue delay. Further, should that incident threaten the environment of another nation, the TMC shall provide to that nation a recommended means for minimising or resolving harm, as a result of said incident, to that nation's environment. This shall not include harm sufficiently minimised by 4b efforts which have occurred, are occurring, or are to occur.
The member nation responsible for said incident shall, to the best of its ability, collaborate with the TMC to remove said toxic material from areas under member or consenting non-member nation jurisdiction contaminated with that material as a result of said incident; except where the TMC has received clear and factual evidence that such removal will cause greater harm to that nation's environment than whatever harm is mitigated by such efforts. No member nation or entity therein may wilfully obstruct such removal efforts.
Member nations need not take action against isolated, de minimis violations of Sections 2 - 4, where the quantity of toxic material involved is negligible enough to pose no cognisable hazard to the environment or public health.
All research and data from the jurisdiction of a member nation vis-à-vis the toxicity of materials, or alternatives to toxic materials, must be shared with the TMC, by that member nation or any entity with intellectual property rights over said research or data.
Such information need not be provided where that nation or entity lacks practical access to such research or data; that research or data has already been received by the TMC; or the accessing, provision, or distribution of that information is demonstrably likely to compromise national security or personal privacy.
The TMC shall materially compensate any entity with intellectual property rights over said research or data no more or less than necessary to minimise any financial or other material losses which would be otherwise incurred by said entity as a result of the provision or Section 7 distribution of said research or data.
The TMC shall provide to member nations information it has received per Section 6, where such information is likely to help said nations replace, address the dangers of, or reduce toxic materials, except where providing said information is likely to compromise national security or personal privacy.
Previous World Assembly resolutions shall take precedence over this one in the case of contradiction.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #20 “Suppress International Piracy” (Category: International Security; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Acknowledges the efforts of the target resolution to combat piracy;
Concerned that Clause 1 of the target introduces the concept of privateers but without specifying their relationship with the government (if any), resulting in substantial ambiguities in the application of the resolution when, for example, member states are at a stage of undeclared war, or if governments give tacit but not explicit approval to piracy activities, or other ambiguous circumstances;
Dismayed that clause 7 of the target 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 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" create a travesty of judicial principles in requiring that the burden of proof of the lack of a conspiracy (or the requirement of a threat of "pain of death" but not other forms of threats) has to come from the accused, thus indirectly deeming the accused guilty of an offence unless proven innocent;
Hereby repeals GAR#20 Suppress International Piracy.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to modify universal standards of healthcare.
Area of Effect: Healthcare
Proposed by: Walfo
The World Assembly,
Aware of the advancement of medical technologies making it possible to alter a living person's DNA to treat or even cure diseases and disorders caused by malfunctioning genes,
Worried that such relatively new technology might be adopted prematurely by medical professionals, for such reasons as greed or personal gain, or pressure on the scientific community by the uninformed authorities, which could lead to unwise or unsafe applications of genetic modification,
Thus wishing to set an international standard of minimum safety requirements for medical genetic modification procedures,
1. For the purposes of this resolution defines genetic modification as the process of making specific changes to the genetic material of a sapient individual,
2. Requires that genetic modification procedures:
Are as specific for their intended purpose of treatment as possible given the treating nation's level of medical science,
Have been tested and proven to be generally safe to use for editing genetic material,
Cause as few genetic editing errors as possible,
Are administered by expert medical staff with adequate training on genetic modifications;
3. Encourages member nations to keep genetic treatments available and affordable to those who need them (including through subsidization if necessary).