General Assembly Resolution # 28
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #13 “Fair Criminal Trial” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
WORRIED that dealing with both pre-trial and at-trial rights in a single resolution leaves too little room for either,
CONCERNED that witnesses may refuse cross-examination at their whim,
AWARE that the right to face one's accusers is an essential part of a free trial,
CONCERNED that trials must be fully open, and may in no part take place in privacy,
VERY CONCERNED that jury deliberations are part of a trial, and that public deliberation will put undue pressures on jurists,
ALARMED that the defence counsel must be supplied with any documentation relevant to the case, no matter how confidential,
APPALLED that client/patient privilege, amongst other confidential arrangements, is thus wiped out at a stroke,
ALARMED that files related to national security can also be revealed and discussed in detail in open court,
OUTRAGED at the security hole that every single member nation of the World Assembly is now required to have,
Hereby repeals resolution 13, "Fair Criminal Trial".