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 1,063 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 64 approvals to achieve quorum.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.
Category: International Security
Proposed by: Cretox State
The World Assembly,
Recognizing the fundamental role law enforcement officers play in ensuring the safety and security of nations and their peoples;
Noting that in order to support this mission, governments often empower law enforcement officers with extraordinary authority over their fellow citizens, such as the powers to detain and apply deadly force;
Concerned that the misuse of such authority can and does lead to grave violations of the law, the sanctity of life, and the public peace;
Understanding that the concealment of crucial matters such as inquiries into violent incidents and law enforcement officers' violations of civil rights compromises public faith in law enforcement, the public safety, and the ability of law enforcement officers to perform their essential duties, hereby:
Defines for the purposes of this resolution:
a "law enforcement officer" (LEO) as an individual acting in an official capacity to prevent or investigate potential offenses against a criminal law, with the powers to apprehend or detain individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against a criminal law, as authorized by a government;
a "department" as an entity authorized to disclose records pursuant to this resolution;
a "personnel record" as any file maintained by a department, which contains any information concerning:
employment-related advancement, appraisal, discipline, or benefits; or
complaints or investigation of complaints regarding an incident which an individual participated in or perceived, pertaining to their conduct with regards to said incident;
a "final finding" as a final determination by an investigatory or determining body that the actions of an LEO are found to be unlawful or in violation of policy;
except as otherwise noted by law, the personnel records of any LEO, and any information obtained from such records, are confidential and shall not be disclosed in any investigation or proceeding, excepting investigations and proceedings concerning the conduct of said LEO;
LEO personnel records must be made non-confidential and readily available for public consumption where they relate to:
an investigation or findings regarding an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a LEO, or an incident in which the use of force by a LEO resulted in death or severe bodily harm;
an incident in which a final finding was made that a LEO initiated or attempted to initiate a sexual act through force or coercion, or under the guise of authority;
an incident in which a final finding was made of dishonesty by a LEO in the course of their official duties;
a department may only redact a personnel record disclosed pursuant to this resolution so long as said redaction serves any of the following purposes:
to remove personal information, excepting work-related information regarding law enforcement officers;
to maintain the anonymity of witnesses and complainants;
to protect confidential information, so long as disclosure of such is specifically prohibited by international law or would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
when the disclosure of certain information within said record could reasonably pose a significant physical danger to a LEO or other individual, or a significant danger to national security;
when the disclosure of certain information would constitute a violation of prior World Assembly resolutions;
no part of this resolution shall be construed to limit the publics right of access to information as established by other international law;
a department may withhold disclosing a personnel record concerning an incident that is the subject of an active criminal or administrative investigation or criminal enforcement proceeding, so long as disclosure of such could reasonably be expected to interfere with said investigation or proceeding.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #501 “Wartime Journalism Protection Act” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Free Press) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming that wartime journalists provide an essential service to society and deserve the legal protections necessary to carry out their functions,
Concerned, however, that the protections provided in GAR#501 contain broad loopholes, which nations that wish to conceal their activities may exploit,
A nation which seeks to carry out a military operation that would violate international law, such as the offensive use of chemical weaponry on an enemy nation, may repel reporters under the claim that their presence would interrupt an active combat situation.
A nation which seeks to carry out a genocide of its newly conquered territories may shield those activities from journalists under the exception that such reporting would jeopardise the goals of its military efforts.
Observing that even in less extreme cases, a nation is able to strip reporters of their legal protection in situations where:
A journalist is in possession of any object which the warring nation may identify or attest to be a weapon, for such a term is undefined.
A warring nation deems any reporting of its military activity or other wartime information to be an act of espionage.
Believing that journalists who are adherents of a religion that carries ceremonial weaponry should not be forgotten by the World Assembly, or excluded from its protections in order to carry out their jobs,
Assessing that journalists are unable to carry self-defence weaponry into a war zone without losing their legal protections, rendering them vulnerable to the same brutalities the resolution sought to avoid when they may have otherwise defended themselves,
Resolving that the legislation must be repealed to allow for proper protections for journalists, as it blocks more comprehensive legislation which could rectify the present flaws,
Hereby Repeals GAR#501: "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Exchequer
ARTICLE I - RECOGNITIONS
Resolved that the World Assembly recognizes the following:
(a) That in certain times issues may divide the thinking of the members and delegates of the World Assembly;
(b) That in such times the treatment of opposing nations may be lackluster;
(c) That despite these recognitions, the World Assembly does not intend to limit the free speech of member states;
(d) That, therefore, an act recommending to delegates that they use the upmost respect and behavior to other nations should be passed.
ARTICLE II - REGULATIONS
Delegates and members of and to the World Assembly are henceforth recommended to use all manners of courtesy when referring to other members and delegates, regardless of the political opinions of those members.
This resolution shall not be interpreted as requiring members to adhere to a specific code of decency or morality.
ARTICLE 3 - WORLD ASSEMBLY BEHAVIOR COMMITTEE
Hereby established is the "World Assembly Behavior Committee," to be referred to within this resolution as the "Committee."
The Committee shall have the capability to investigate nations for acts of misbehavior or courteousness and shall have the power to issue a report on the brazen act.
The Committee shall submit yearly, to the General Assembly, a report on the state of behavior amongst the Assembly.