General Assembly Resolutions
Since the rise of the World Assembly from the ashes of its predecessor, the Bureaucracy That Cannot Be Named, WA member nations have worked tirelessly to improve the standard of the world. That, or tried to force other nations to be more like them. But that's just semantics.
Below is every World Assembly resolution ever passed.
General Assembly Resolution # 26
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Proposed by: New Leicestershire
The World Assembly, resolved to strengthen the special bonds of friendship and cooperation among our nations; contribute to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade; provide a catalyst to broader international cooperation; create an expanded and secure market for the goods and services produced in our nations; reduce distortions to trade and ensure a predictable commercial framework for business planning and investment;
1.ENCOURAGES the free, fair and open trade/transfer of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor between member states without prejudice;
2. ESTABLISHES the World Assembly Trade Commission (WATC) to arbitrate any and all trade disputes which may arise concerning the implementation of this legislation. Such arbitration may include, but is not limited to, cases involving alleged price dumping by WA members upon WA members, disputes over the interpretation of the terms and conditions of this resolution, and any alleged violations by member states;
3. AUTHORIZES the WATC to implement a process for the gradual elimination of protectionist devices restricting the trade of all goods, services, raw materials, commodities and labor, including but not limited to tariffs, duties, subsidies, subventions and quotas employed by WA member nations.
- The process will be conducted through a series of meetings convened by the WATC at its own discretion, but at least one per decade, with the goal of eventual elimination of all protectionist devices employed by WA member nations;
- Decisions arrived at by the WATC in the scheduled meetings are binding;
4. RECOGNIZES that certain domestic programs such as fuel subsidies, government stipends and small business loans are not protectionist in nature. Authorizes the WATC to review these programs and declare any that are not in fact protectionist in nature to be outside the scope of this resolution;
5. DECLARES that nations may apply reasonable restrictions on trade in the following cases:
- to ensure the stability of industries supplying essential products (such as military equipment or other items vital to national security);
- in times of severe economic crisis, where such measures are required to ensure a stable supply of essential products;
- to collect revenue for the sole purposes of economic recovery following severe collapse;
- in other special circumstances, as determined by the WATC.
6. AFFIRMS the right of nations to impose regulations, including embargoes, for cultural, safety, environmental, human rights, ethical or other reasons, on goods and services and their manufacture, subject to WATC approval;
7. EMPHASIZES that WA member nations reserve the right to employ retaliatory tariffs towards non-WA nations to prevent price dumping and authorizes the WATC to review and rule upon alleged cases of price dumping by WA members upon WA members;
8. REQUIRES member governments to establish programs to alleviate the possible impact of this resolution on workers and their families. Examples of the services provided by such programs are job retraining, help with relocation of displaced workers and training or assistance in small business start-ups.
General Assembly Resolution # 27
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Cookesland
Nations of the World Assembly,
BELIEVING that it is an inherent right of every individual to freely associate and assemble,
APPALLED that in some nations this right is not enjoyed by all their peoples,
APPLAUDING the use of peaceful protest as a means to bring about political discussion and/or change,
DENOUNCING violence, fear, and/or terrorism as ways of bringing about these changes as a result of restriction of these freedoms,
Hereby establishes the following:
1.) All individuals shall have the right to peacefully assemble, associate, and protest to promote, pursue, and express any goal, cause, or view.
2.) No Government, Federal Authority, Corporation, or any other political or social group may take any action to infringe upon these rights; unless the individuals organizing are trespassing on private property and/or if circumstances beyond the control of the Government threaten the safety of those organizing.
3.) These things having been ordained, states that Freedom of Assembly cannot be extended towards any call for: violence, rioting, and/or actions that would cause harm to innocent people.
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".
General Assembly Resolution # 29
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: New Leicestershire
The World Assembly, believing that all persons have the right to participate in the assessment of their medical needs, the development of their treatment plans and to receive information concerning their condition and treatment; asserting that medical professionals must be able to provide these services without undue government interference in the doctor/patient relationship; and further asserting that patients have the right to expect confidential treatment of all communications and records relating to their care;
Hereby declares that:
(I) Patients have the right to emergency medical treatment under circumstances requiring lifesaving procedures. A physician or qualified caregiver may provide treatment without the patients consent if, because of emergency circumstances, including the patients physical or mental state, it is not possible to obtain their consent.
(II) All persons who are lawfully present within any WA member nation have the right to undergo any non-emergency medical procedure deemed necessary and beneficial to the patient by their physician or other medical professional, which is legal for that person in the nation where the procedure is performed, and for which confirmed funding is available.
(III) Patients have the right to be involved in decisions concerning their care and to be given full and accurate information about the nature of their illnesses, diagnostic procedures, risks and necessity of alternative procedures, the proposed treatment and the costs involved, provided that such information does not violate the medical confidentiality of other persons.
(IV) Patients may refuse treatment, provided that such refusal does not endanger the health of others. In non-emergency circumstances, treatment may be given without the patient's consent only in the presence of a legal instrument issued by a court of jurisdiction stating that the patient is not competent to make decisions.
(V) Patients have the right to be given full and accurate information about the persons and institutions directly and personally involved in their care as it relates to their care.
(VI) Personal medical records and the contents of such records, including consultations between patients and physicians, shall be held in the strictest confidence and shall not be made available to any third party without the consent of the patient, with the following exceptions:
(i) Records shall be released in response to a warrant, subpoena, or similar legal instrument issued by a court of jurisdiction.
(ii) Physicians may make the patient's personal medical records and the contents of such records available to their colleagues and any healthcare professionals involved in the patient's treatment for the purpose of providing medical care to the patient and for other reasons such as morbidity study. Records entirely stripped of all personal details may be published.
(VII) The standard of care shall not be affected by religion, race, sex, nationality, country of birth, or other such grounds, except where such factors are medically relevant to the required course of action.
(VIII) For the purposes of this legislation, "patient" may also refer to a legal guardian if the patient is under the age of majority, or is an adult unable to understand their rights under this Act.
(IX) Patients shall be fully informed of their rights in a manner they can understand.
General Assembly Resolution # 30
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.
Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Proposed by: Omigodtheykilledkenny
Assured that freedom of expression is an essential human right deserving of international protection;
Determined that no one should have to put their lives, families, liberty or property at risk for expressing honest dissent with, otherwise criticizing or even satirizing their leaders, governments, societies, churches or any other institutions of established power;
Chastened by the sacrifices already made by prisoners and victims of conscience throughout the world;
Nonetheless convinced that free expression does not extend to such abuses as defamation, incitements to disorder, or academic fraud;
Agreed that for purposes of this resolution defamation is defined as the use of knowingly false information, or the raising of such with reckless disregard for its truthfulness, in a deliberate attempt to impugn the character or reputation of any individual, group or organization, excepting government institutions or political leaders,
Be it therefore resolved that the World Assembly:
Affirms the right of all people to express their personal, moral, political, cultural, religious and ideological views freely and openly, without fear of reprisal;
Requires member states to respect and uphold this right in all available media to all individuals under their jurisdiction;
Expects member states to enforce this right fairly and equitably in the application of national laws;
Allows member states to set reasonable restrictions on expression in order to prevent defamation, as well as plagiarism, copyright or trademark infringement, and other forms of academic fraud; incitements to widespread lawlessness and disorder, or violence against any individual, group or organization; the unauthorized disclosure of highly classified government information; the unauthorized disclosure of strictly confidential personal information; and blatant, explicit and offensive pornographic materials;
Forbids member states from abusing these restrictions in an effort to stifle free expression among law-abiding citizens.