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  1. Here is the resolution itself: GA#197 "Banning Extrajudicial Transfer" GA Resolution #197 Banning Extrajudicial Transfer A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights. Category: Human Rights Strength: Significant Proposed by: Quadrimmina Description: THIS WORLD ASSEMBLY, RECOGNIZING the loophole in international law regarding human rights, a loophole which allows for human rights to be violated by member nations by the simple transfer of individuals outside of WA territory. FURTHER RECOGNIZING the treaties, alliances, and other associations made between WA and non-WA nations that could provide the means and opportunity for such violations to occur. HEREBY bans in all member nations the willful, knowledgeable transfer of any individual from a member nation to another jurisdiction by an individual, organization, or member state for the purposes of denying or violating any of the political or civil rights that are guaranteed to that individual in the jurisdiction of the member state by law. URGES member nations to take action to, in a way compatible with national security interests, the interests of the individual(s) involved, applicable law, and practicality, restore those rights that were denied due to the transfer with the consent of the individual in cases in which such a transfer has taken place prior to the enactment of this resolution. Here is my draft: Draft - Repeal "Banning Extrajudicial Transfer" Repeal “Banning Extrajudicial Transfer” A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#197 Proposed by: Isaris Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #197: Banning Extrajudicial Transfer (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly, UNDERSTANDING that the intent of Resolution #197 was to improve human and civil rights around the world by banning the extrajudicial transfer of individuals to deny them political or civil rights; CONFUSED as to why this Assembly would expect member nations to extend such rights to criminals, terrorists, and other international fugitives, and ban their transfer to another jurisdiction; CONCERNED of the adverse effects such a ban could have toward the security and safety of citizens within member nations, as well as the infrastructure of those nations; ALARMED that the Resolution does not specify that this ban is only in concern to the jurisdiction of other members, but is in fact a ban on the transfer to any other jurisdiction, even that of a non-member; DISTURBED that it effectively forbids member nations from fulfilling an obligation of a treaty, alliance, or other association with a non-member via this ban; COGNIZANT that this Assembly cannot create laws which affect non-members or violate their sovereignty; HEREBY repeals “General Assembly Resolution #197, Banning Extrajudicial Transfer”. I've never written anything for the WA before, so I'm a little nervous posting this. Edit: I am abandoning this project after the response it received on the NS forum.
  2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE Repeal "Rights and Duties of WA States" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#2 Proposed by: Railana Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #2: Rights and Duties of WA States (Category: Political Stability; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: Strongly affirming the need for a collection of World Assembly resolutions that clearly delineate the basic rights and responsibilities of member states, Regretting that the numerous flaws present in GAR #2, "Rights and Duties of WA States", necessitate its repeal, Condemning the target resolution's morally repugnant conception of war, which is that war is permissible so long as it is consensual, Shocked that this conception of war effectively legalizes armed conflict between two or more mutual aggressors, in which each party wishes to take control over the others’ territory, population or resources, because such a war is technically consensual, Appalled that this conception of war also forbids military activity necessary for the maintenance of international security and the protection of human rights, such as peacemaking operations and humanitarian interventions, because not all parties consent to the conflict, Distressed that the target resolution forbids nations from any unrequested intervention in the sovereign affairs of other nations, regardless of whether such intervention is justified, as in the case of peacemaking operations and humanitarian intervention, Alarmed that the target resolution's requirement that resolutions be implemented in "good faith" is sufficiently vague as to permit the effective circumvention of resolutions through sincere yet invalid interpretations of resolutions, while prohibiting the World Assembly from passing a separate resolution governing the legitimate interpretation of resolutions, Concerned that the target resolution prevents the World Assembly from taking or supporting any military action whatsoever, even in circumstances where the target member state consents to such intervention, as in the case of peacekeeping, The General Assembly, Repeals GAR #2, "Rights and Duties of WA States". Voting Ends: 5 April 2016, 9:00 PM Pacific Time (PT). Please note that this thread will automatically lock at 8:45 PM PT on that date.
  3. Repeal "Ethics in International Trade" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#118 Proposed by: Sciongrad Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #118: Ethics in International Trade (Category: Advancement of Industry; Area of Effect: Protective Tariffs) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The General Assembly, CONDEMNING the detrimental nature of internationally mandated protectionism on the world economy as imposed by GAR#118, "Ethics in International Trade," especially considering the ineffective means by which the original resolutions seeks to accomplish its goals, ALARMED that the World Assembly's economic intervention may disrupt the value of goods based on traditional factors caused by competition and instead place monetary value in social and ethical issues, CONCERNED that a company may fire workers, depriving them of what livelihood they had, in an attempt to offset the costs of the tariff, thus worsening the conditions of the very laborers that GAR#118 seeks to help, REMINDING members nations of the obligations incumbent upon them to comply with extant World Assembly legislation which deals with issues of social justice and the fair treatment of workers (in greater detail than the conditions enumerated in clause 1b), such as GAR#4, "Restrictions on Child Labor," GAR#7, "Workplace Safety Standards Act," GAR#21, "Living Wage Act," GAR#23, "Ban on Slavery and Trafficking," GAR#43, "WA Labor Relations Act," GAR#107, "Clean Water Act," GAR#176, "Disability Welfare Act," and GAR#234, "Freedom to Read and Learn," and others, CONFUSED as to the purpose of the wildly redundant and expensive system of assessment provided under the ITA's mandate, considering the issues of clause 1b are eclipsed entirely by the aforementioned guarantees provided by the World Assembly, CONSIDERING, with the foregoing obligations already incumbent on member nations in mind, that the ITA's focus must be on non-member nations, despite not having the jurisdiction to properly assess the conditions of laborers in such nations, as they cannot be compelled to comply with investigations into their labor conditions by the World Assembly, RECOGNIZING that non-member nations willing to submit to ITA investigation are likely to already have labor standards at least comparable to those stipulated in GAR#118, whereas non-member nations that refuse to allow investigation cannot be properly assessed anyway, AWARE that the magnitude of information that the ITA would have to regularly assess regarding literally every product and commodity produced would inevitably result in inaccurate or inequitable rulings based on limited information, DISPUTING the need for a bureaucracy mired by redundancy and superfluous procedures and whose mandate is crippled by its inability to properly perform its duties in non-member nations, making for a costly and thoroughly unworkable expense on member nations which benefits neither member nations, nor the workers that it seeks to aid, ASSERTING that it is a duty of the World Assembly to facilitate worthwhile goals, such as promoting the economic well-being of member nations, not putting member nations at an economic disadvantage by instituting idealistic policies that serve as an active detriment to member nations, Hereby, REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #118, Ethics in International Trade. Votes For: 5,074 (79%) Votes Against: 1,310 (21%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 4 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 13-2 (86% For). General Assembly discussion.
  4. Kubrikistan

    Repeal "Liberate NAZI EUROPE"

    Repeal "Liberate NAZI EUROPE" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: Sweeping Proposed by: The Dark Description: WA Security Council Resolution #109: Liberate NAZI EUROPE shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The Security Council, Prefacing the arguments herein with a disclaimer that the ideology followed and promoted by NAZI EUROPE and its inhabitants to be one of hate and intolerance and that this proposal does not amount to approval or acceptance of said ideology, Believing, however, that every region should hold the right to self-protection in the way of Delegate-imposed password, should the natives of the region wish it, and that Liberations used in antithesis to this statute are in contradiction with the spirit of this council, Aware that SC#109 was passed in hopes of misusing a Liberation to open up a region to attack from outside forces, Stating that the multitude of attempts to forcibly take over the now-vulnerable region were utter failures in every aspect of the word, and that a combination of forces from many regions were unsuccessful in capturing NAZI EUROPE, to the amusement of the natives, Fervently condemning that SC#109 not only produced free face time for such a despicable and Condemned region, but that the subsequent attempts to attack the region only had the effect of strengthening the region and its membership, Therefore admonishing SC#109, its purpose, and effects as only promoting the region and ideology it attempted to destroy, and in fact doing more harm than good as well as abusing the power of the Liberation, Hereby Repeals SC#109. Votes For: 4,827 (59%) Votes Against: 3,301 (41%) Voting Ends: in 2 days 18 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 4-7 (63% Against). NS SC debate.
  5. Repeal "Protect War Correspondents" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#170 Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #170: Protect War Correspondents (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly, Aware of the intent of "Protect War Correspondents"(GA#170), Deploring however, that GA#170 fails in many regards to afford adequate protections to war correspondents, Accepting that clause one of GA#170 states that militants are prohibited from interacting with war correspondents "with the intent of stymieing their actions", regardless of what those actions are, and knowing that such prohibitions are overly burdensome to enforce, Understanding that clause one also states that member states "shall be held accountable" for the behavior of individual militants towards war correspondents, without any regard for the intent or actions of those member states in attempting to limit behavior that violates the resolution, Noting that clause four states: "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," Believing that nations in a state of belligerence often have differing views on the existence and position of borders between them and that such differences can result in immigration policies that are impossible to properly adhere to, thus limiting the extent of the protections supposedly afforded, Further believing that a nation can deny access to their territory through immigration policies that discriminate against war correspondents, which seriously reduces GA#170's effectiveness, Further noting that clause five declares: "War correspondents may aid any belligerent during conflict; by doing so, their protection will be nullified until post-conflict, exclusive of self-defense," Regretting that clause five would allow war correspondents to engage in espionage, only losing their protections after gathering the information and aiding a particular side of the conflict successfully, Deducing that clause six is both vague and poorly worded, using the phrase "compromising the war effort" to describe a situation in which war correspondents would have their "immunity relinquished", and thus be "subject to persecution by the afflicted nation", which is problematic for the following reasons: * "Compromising the war effort" is a vague catch-all term which can be applied to literally any reporting done by a war correspondent that portrays a nation in a negative manner, * "Relinquished" describes a process of voluntary action, rather than what should be an involuntary action such as "nullified" which was used in clause five, * "Persecution" is an entirely inappropriate term for reprisal in a war zone against those who, as the clause was likely intended to outline, use the protections afforded by the resolution to assist another nation in their war efforts, Concluding, as the original authoring nation did, that the myriad of flaws present in this resolution necessitate its repeal, Hereby repeals "Protect War Correspondents"(GA#170). Co-Authored by Venico. Votes For: 3,697 (54%) Votes Against: 3,213 (46%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 8-2 (80% For). General Assembly debate thread.
  6. Kubrikistan

    Repeal "Liberate NAZI EUROPE"

    Repeal "Liberate NAZI EUROPE" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: SC#109 Proposed by: DWAnsia Description: WA Security Council Resolution #109: Liberate NAZI EUROPE shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The Security Council, Saddened at the intent of SC #109, which was to intentionally destroy the region through the malevolent application of a "Liberation" resolution, a gross misuse of the Security Council's power Concerned that SC #109 has set a precedent in which the Security Council may use its immense power to destroy any region with a differing ideology. Horrified the Security Council has used a "Liberation, "a way of combating region destruction", for the purposes of destroying NAZI EUROPE, a blatant disregard and disgusting abuse of the powers of the Security Council and conflicts with its goals of bringing peace and goodwill to the world. Realizing the Liberation of NAZI EUROPE was passed with the intention of it being being used as a weapon to destroy the region, painting the international community in a poor light, and seeking to ensure this is not the image the Security Council puts forth. Hereby Repeals SC #109: Liberate NAZI EUROPE. Votes For: 2,917 (33%) Votes Against: 5,821 (67%) Voting Ends: in 2 days 21 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 9-19 (67% Against).
  7. Repeal "Renewable Energy Installations" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#236 Proposed by: Mosktopia Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #236: Renewable Energy Installations (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The General Assembly: Notes that GAR #236, "Renewable Energy Installations," seeks to make the world a more eco-friendly place; but Documents that GAR #236 defines a renewable energy installation (REI) as "facilities which will generate power derived from naturally occurring resources that will have the least impact and damage on the environment through their operation," which is an unreasonably strict definition and automatically excludes a large number of power-generating methods and facilities that are renewable, efficient, and very eco-friendly simply because they are not the absolute least-impacting facilities one could imagine; Recalls that Clause (ii) of GAR #236 reads: "(ii) Having identified suitable sites within their borders, nations without renewable energy installations must build R.E.I.s at the designated sites, provided the nation is in an economically viable position to do so;" Believes that the strict definition of REI makes it unlikely that many member nations will be in an economically viable position to actually build said REIs - making the positive environmental impact of this resolution minimal, at best; Notes that Clause (i) of GAR #236 reads: "(i) Nations who do not already possess R.E.I's to identify key areas where the placement of facilities would cause the least environmental disturbance," which unfortunately does not allow member nations to designate REI locations based on ease of construction, access, and/or maintenance, but rather focuses only on the narrow issue of ensuring the least possible environmental disturbance - forcing those member nations who can afford to build REIs to do so in suboptimal places; Understands that Clauses (i) and (ii) of GAR #236, together require nations to identify areas where REIs would cause the least environmental disturbance and build REIs on those sites, even if: The nation does not need any more energy facilities, The nation is already entirely reliant on clean energy, The site is of historical or cultural significance, There is already something of great value built on the site, Building a power generating facility on the site would be foolhardy or dangerous, and/or The nation would rather spend the considerable resources necessary to build a power generating facility on other equally environmentally-friendly projects, such as wetlands restoration or recycling centers;Acknowledges that if GAR #236 is repealed, member nations can still demonstrate a commitment to renewable energy via national legislation, international agreements, and through the free choices of individual citizens; Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution #236, "Renewable Energy Installations". Co-authored by Mousebumples Votes For: 8,663 (88%) Votes Against: 1,164 (12%) Voting Ends: in 1 day 15 hours Debate this resolution in the General Assembly forum.
  8. Repeal "Internet Net Neutrality Act" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#89 Proposed by: Auralia Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #89: Internet Net Neutrality Act (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Free Press) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: Affirming the importance of network neutrality and regulating Internet service providers to prevent content discrimination and other anti-competitive business practices, Regretting that the flaws present in GAR #89, "Internet Net Neutrality Act", necessitate its repeal, Recognizing that the target resolution prohibits Internet service providers from engaging in "network discrimination," defined in part as "intentionally blocking, interfering with, discriminating against, impairing, or degrading the ability of any person to access, use, send, post, receive, or offer any lawful content, application, or service through the Internet," Alarmed that many standard, common sense Internet pricing models, such as charging more for faster speeds and greater usage, are prohibited by the target resolution because they technically constitute "interfer[ence] with...the ability of...person to access...the Internet" as well as "discriminat[ion] against...person" based on price paid, Stunned that this restriction effectively requires Internet service providers to charge a person with very high levels of Internet usage the same amount for Internet access as a person with very low levels of Internet usage, which is ridiculous, Concerned that this restriction harms both consumers and Internet service providers by preventing the former from purchasing an Internet plan appropriate to their needs and income while precluding the latter from recouping the costs of their substantial investments in network infrastructure, Emphasizing that these pricing models are considered to be perfectly legitimate in virtually all other industries and markets, and there is no rational basis for singling out Internet service providers for special treatment, Troubled by the redundancy in the target resolution's title ("Internet Net Neutrality Act"), Hoping that a replacement network neutrality resolution will soon be passed without these flaws, The General Assembly, Repeals GAR #89, "Internet Net Neutrality Act". Votes For: 6,529 (80%) Votes Against: 1,640 (20%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 2 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 18-8 (69% For).
  9. Kubrikistan

    Repeal "Condemn Macedon"

    Repeal "Condemn Macedon" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: SC#1 Proposed by: Islamic Republic e Jariri Description: WA Security Council Resolution #1: Condemn Macedon shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: Description: WA Security Council Resolution #1: Condemn Macedon shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The Security Council: RECOGNIZING the attempt made by the resolution to black mark the former invader region of Macedon. ACKNOWLEDGES that the resolution meant well, as the region of Macedon did conduct numerous raids on weaker regions. HOWEVER must highlight that the region of Macedon is no longer in the same level of power it formerly held, being far too small and inactive, and therefore no longer capable of inflicting the harm it used to be able to conduct all those years ago. With that in mind, this repeal questions what benefits the resolution can serve in the modern day WA and to its members apart from monumental purposes. REMINDS the esteemed council that the WA takes the notion of passing 'Condemnations' and 'Commendations' seriously and not as trophy items. RESPECTS the resolution's status as being the first passed bill of the Security Council. THOUGH must highlight the resolution's absurdity especially with regards to its hatred of ''bold orange text with blue accents on every colony's world factbook entry''. Such subjective statements have no political relevance worthy of a serious condemnation. HEREBY REPEALS ''Condemn Macedon''. Votes For: 1,306 (14%) Votes Against: 7,959 (86%) Voting Ends: in 2 days 14 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 7-23 (76% Against).
  10. Repeal "Protection of Outer Space Act" Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#63 Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #63: Protection of Outer Space Act (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly, Applauding efforts to reduce the number of hazardous objects in the orbit of celestial bodies which either do support or may support life, Understanding, however, that "Protection of Outer Space Act,"(GA#63) contains a number of flaws in its text including, but not limited to: * Treating outer space as an "environment" to be "polluted," rather than protecting habitats from space borne debris, * Failing to account for the fact that problems during recycling may be "unnecessary" while also being unintentional and unavoidable, * Requiring recycling efforts to use methods that are "least likely to cause unnecessary risk" without expanding upon what unnecessary risks it is meant to reduce, * Urging nations to "remain outside of Outer Space until their crafts and crew are compliant with its(COSC's) standards" without any regard for the fact that development of such technologies is often achieved during the early stages of space exploration, * Restricting protections to planets that contain nations only, rather than those containing life or life supporting environments, * Defining the term "outer space" in such a way as to include the space occupied by orbital habitats(while not necessarily protecting their surrounding area from space borne debris) and preventing any future resolution on that topic, * Further defining the term "outer space" in such a way as to require the "Coordination of Space Consortium(COSC)" to be responsible for most of the observable universe(or approximately 4.077 times 10 to the 32nd power, cubic light-years of space), Believing that, while the immediate area surrounding habitats and heavily traveled routes deserve some protection, it is lunacy to attempt protection of all of space and ultimately unneeded, Hereby repeals "Protection of Outer Space Act"(GA#63). Votes For: 6,481 (89%) Votes Against: 769 (11%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 18-6 (75% For). NS debate thread.
  11. Repeal "Chemical Weapons Protocol" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#266 Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #266: Chemical Weapons Protocol (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly, Believing that chemical weapons may cause loss of life and environmental damage that is unconscionable to the members of this august assembly, Bemoaning, however, that the "Chemical Weapons Protocol"(GA#266) contains a number of flaws that preserve an environment in which chemical weapons may still easily fall into the hands of those who would use them recklessly, Regretting that the resolution fails to make a case for the use of incapacitating agents, which are non-lachrymatory, non-lethal, and heavily restricted by GA#266, Noting that nearly any chemical "is capable of causing death or severe harm... primarily through its toxic chemical properties" and therefore nearly any chemical is thus classified as a chemical agent for the purposes of GA#266, Specifying that the World Assembly is committed to improving this legislation, to both reduce flaws, and ensure a more balanced resolution on Chemical Weapons, Believing that under these circumstances a repeal of GA#266 is both reasonable and expected, Hereby repeals the "Chemical Weapons Protocol"(GA#266), Co-Authored by Chester Pearson Votes For: 9,412 (84%) Votes Against: 1,791 (16%) Voting Ends: in 1 day 15 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 38-6 (86% For). Official forums debate thread.
  12. Kubrikistan

    Repeal "Animal Protection Act "

    Repeal "Animal Protection Act " A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#228 Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #228: Animal Protection Act (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly: Praising the noble intent of the "Animal Protection Act"(GA#228), Deploring however, that GA#228 is subject to many flaws and errors which make it more difficult to protect animals effectively, Regretting that the resolution's limited definition of animals as only those species which are capable of experiencing "the unpleasant sensory experience associated with actual tissue damage" limits the capacity of that resolution to properly protect all domestic animals, Further regretting that the restrictive definition of pain in the resolution does little or nothing to limit suffering nor does it completely prohibit non-painful abuse, including many forms of neglect, Disagreeing that permanent responsibility for an animal should be so easily established without regards for the rights of temporary or transitory caregivers, Understanding that GA#228's author surely meant to use the word "ancestor" rather than "descendant" in their definition of an owner, which would ensure the care of the children of a purchased animal, Noting that the periods of time between PAWS Committee meetings are a detriment to the protection that committee is intended to provide, Further noting that the need to hold meetings on a regular basis, or at the very least "as needed" is significant and would benefit any future resolution on this subject, Believing that this resolution's many flaws make it a hindrance to the members of the World Assembly, rather than a boon, Hereby repeals GA# 228, the "Animal Protection Act". Votes For: 5,224 (80%) Votes Against: 1,270 (20%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 4 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 17-2 (89% For). Debate thread on the official NS forums.
  13. Repeal "Rainforest Protection Act" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#261 Proposed by: Auralia Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #261: Rainforest Protection Act (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: Woodchipping) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: Affirming the purpose of GAR #261, "Rainforest Protection Act", namely to protect and preserve tropical rainforests, Nevertheless believing that the flaws present in the target resolution necessitate its repeal, Disturbed by the target resolution's ban on slash-and-burn agriculture in tropical rainforest areas, which fails to take into account that slash-and-burn agriculture: can be practiced in an ecologically sustainable manner and only causes environmental damage when insufficient time is allowed for vegetation regrowth, and is a necessity for subsistence farmers who would otherwise be faced with the prospect of starvation due to a lack of suitable farmland in forested areas, Troubled by the target resolution's ban on mineral extraction in tropical rainforest areas when it causes any surface ecosystem damage, which fails to take into account that such damage may only be temporary and that the land can be restored to equivalent land capacity through replanting and soil replacement after resource extraction is complete, Distressed by the lack of an appeals process or even any established criteria for the Tropical Rainforest Protection Agency's determination of logging quotas, which allows the Agency to arbitrarily restrict forestry industries in World Assembly member nations without any accountability, The General Assembly, Repeals GAR #261, "Rainforest Protection Act". Votes For: 3,091 (57%) Votes Against: 2,352 (43%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours Amongst Equilism residents, voting is currently 11-13 (54% Against). Official debate thread here.
  14. Repeal "Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: SC#17 Proposed by: Terravoss Description:WA Security Council Resolution #17: Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny Argument: The Security Council, Recognizing that The Dolphin-Killing WA Member of Omigodtheykilledkenny is not a World Assembly member, nor has it been for quite a while, Satisfied that the Creative Solutions Agency created and funded by Omigodtheykilledkenny no longer poses a threat to the World Assembly Compliance Commission, as Omigodtheykilledkenny is not a World Assembly member, and therefore is not required to comply with World Assembly law, Seriously Doubting that any dolphin has ever been harmed by the governenment of Omigodtheykilledkenny, Impressed that for a nation in a region of terrorists and war criminals Omigodtheykilledkenny has granted its citizens extensive civil rights, and political freedoms, Further Impressed that Omigodtheykilledkenny has compiled and maintains an archive of World Assembly resolutions, and has authored groundbreaking resolutions such as: GAR #8 World Assembly Headquarters, and GAR #17 World Assembly General Fund, which have become the backbone of the World Assembly, Understanding that Omigodtheykilledkenny, has actually done more positive for International Community than negative, Thoroughly Convinced that Omigodtheykilledkenny has righted any and all wrongs committed against the World Assembly, and thus no longer deserves to be shunned, Hereby Repeals SC Resolution #17 Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny. Votes For: 2,881 (34%) Votes Against: 5,470 (66%) Voting Ends: in 1 day 12 hours Debate thread.
  15. Repeal "Access to Science in Schools" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#48 Proposed by: Auralia Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #48: Access to Science in Schools (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: Affirming the purpose of GAR #48, "Access to Science in Schools", namely to ensure that all students have access to a quality education in the sciences, Noting that the target resolution requires that all schools that receive government aid include peer-reviewed science in their curricula, Remarking that the term "school" includes institutions of higher learning, Recognizing that many institutions of higher learning do not include peer-reviewed science in their curricula as it is irrelevant to the material being taught, such as: graduate schools teaching law and business, vocational schools teaching the vast majority of trades, such as locksmithing, piano tuning or tailoring, and arts schools teaching the visual or performing arts, Emphasizing that in many nations, such institutions are attended exclusively by students who have already received substantial instruction in the sciences as part of their primary and secondary education, but who have ultimately chosen to specialize in another area, Acknowledging that such institutions receive government funding in certain nations, placing them under the purview of the target resolution, Concluding that the target resolution's requirements are completely impractical and inappropriate for such institutions, Recommending that any replacement resolution simply mandate that all member nations provide students with a quality science education rather than micromanaging the affairs of particular schools, The General Assembly, Repeals GAR #48, "Access to Science in Schools". Votes For: 991 (70%) Votes Against: 433 (30%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 19 hours Debate thread.
  16. Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#171 Proposed by: Christian Democracts Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #171: Freedom in Medical Research (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The General Assembly, Realizing that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, says the following, "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," Regretting that this provision prevents patients from suing physicians who have harmed them while providing "controversial forms of treatment" and that it further prevents governments from prosecuting or removing the medical licenses of physicians who act negligently while providing "controversial forms of treatment," a phrase that the resolution never defines, Believing that the patient, at least in some cases (which should be determined by law), is entitled to compensation for any loss or injury that he suffers at the hands of a physician, even if that patient did provide informed consent to the procedure that harmed him, Opining that consent to a controversial procedure is not necessarily consent to every potential loss or injury that might result therefrom, Suggesting that physicians who perform "controversial forms of treatment" and want to avoid lawsuits require the persons whom they are treating to sign contracts waiving the right to sue (see Resolution 205, Freedom to Contract) instead of relying on this Assembly to protect them from their own negligence or incompetence when they harm their patients, Concerned that the provision quoted above unduly might restrict the authority of governments to regulate or to ban unproven medical procedures that are performed by charlatans and that are likely to cause severe harm or significant financial loss to patients and their families, Noting that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, also says the following, "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," Understanding that it is often impossible to fit an entire list of the ingredients and potential side effects of a drug on the label of the vessel and that it is more reasonable for the drug and its container to be accompanied by a separate pamphlet or booklet that contains a full list of ingredients and potential side effects in a font size that is large enough to read, Worried, therefore, that the requirement that all side effects and ingredients be printed on the vessel is unreasonable, Holding the position that Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, is flawed for the aforementioned reasons, Clarifying that the passage of this repeal does not prevent member states from enacting and enforcing their own laws to provide legal protection or immunity to physicians who offer and provide controversial or experimental forms of medical treatment, Repeals Resolution 171, Freedom in Medical Research, thus rendering it null and void. Votes For: 3,816 (70%) Votes Against: 1,619 (30%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 5 hours --- Debate at the General Assembly forum.
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    Repeal "Condemn Hippostania"

    Repeal "Condemn Hippostania" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: SC#107 Proposed by: SkyDip Description: WA Security Council Resolution #107: Condemn Hippostania shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The Security Council, RECOGNIZING the World Assembly as a sovereign and governing body of the member nations therein, REALIZING that many nations which hold membership in the World Assembly are in violation, intentionally or otherwise, of some laws passed by the General Assembly, BELIEVING that it is fully unrealistic to expect all nations in the WA to comply to the letter of every mandate, law, and sub-council given power in these halls, FURTHER BELIEVING that The Republic of Hippostania exaggerated tales of their WA transgressions and that the nation in question sought a Security Council Condemnation as a tool of notoriety and fame, NOTING that Hippostania has not carried out any unique or particularly world-affecting misdeeds as characterized in SC#107 and that many of the crimes mentioned have been trumped-up with extravagant claims and information provided by Hippostania, a practice highly discouraged in the Security Council, COGNISANT that far more evil nations exist in the world that deserve the attention of the Security Council and that such Condemnations should have their use restricted to nations that commit the most egregious transgressions in order to not diminish its value, CONFIRMING that such relatively minor infractions should not be forever immortalized in the halls of the Security Council, WISHING TO altogether strike down a Condemnation that could be easily applied to many nations across the world, HEREBY REPEALS SC#107. Votes For: 5,227 (80%) Votes Against: 1,298 (20%) Voting Ends: in 3 days 4 hours
  18. Repeal "Physical Sites Protection Act" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#244 Proposed by: The Dourian Embassy Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #244: Physical Sites Protection Act (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: The World Assembly, Acknowledging the good intentions of GA#244, Believing, however, that the vast assortment of sites in WA nations would be better handled by those individual nations, Further insisting that the WA cannot begin to comprehend the cultural significance, nor regulate the use of innumerable sites that exist in WA nations, Clarifying that man-made sites may become significant through their commercial use, and that banning such use would irreparably harm a site's cultural significance, Insisting that the PHPC’s interference in a nation’s preservation could actually cause more harm to the site’s integrity and value, Noting the development of a culturally significant site may be tied directly to non-interference in its creation and maintenance, Realizing that individual nations can protect their cultural heritage more efficiently and effectively than the World Assembly as a whole, Considering the flaws present in the original resolution, and confident in the ability of WA nations to legislate on this issue individually, Hereby repeals GA#244. Co-Authored by Gatchina Votes For: 6,725 (77%) Votes Against: 2,001 (23%) Voting Ends: in 2 days 16 hours
  19. Repeal "Reduction of Abortion Act" A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation. Category: Repeal Resolution: GA#44 Proposed by: Studly Penguins Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #44: Reduction of Abortion Act (Category: Social Justice; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void. Argument: To People of the World Assembly: APPLAUDING the author’s intention of helping reduce abortion rates worldwide. APPALLED that this resolution has been allowed to stand due to the fact that it has done nothing to reduce abortions. Examples from GAR #44: STRONGLY URGES member states to research, invest in, and provide universal access to abortion reduction services FURTHER ENCOURAGES member states to provide financial aid to pregnant individuals and parents to reduce or remove economic reasons for abortion and economic barriers to childbirth This resolution should have required the state to provide stated services if there ever was any real intent to reduce abortion. Also it only guarantees a right to information, but not the right to receive anything from a decision derived from such information. FURTHERMORE Without requiring member states to provide all the options or guaranteeing this right to its citizenry; it opens the door to more abortions or unwanted births and/or pregnancies. Article 5, section A and Article 6 render this resolution useless due to if it is all ready banned in a member state, no assistance can or will be provided. It takes away what little power this Resolution had to begin with. ADDITIONALLY Hopes future legislation can be passed that allows a universal right to choose. HEREBY repeals GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 44 Reduction of Abortion Act, rendering it null and void. Votes For: 5,414 (70%) Votes Against: 2,365 (30%) Voting Ends: in 2 days 15 hours
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