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 913 Regional Delegates, a proposal needs 55 approvals to achieve quorum.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.
Category: Moral Decency
Proposed by: Magecastle Embassy Building A5
Believing the non-consensual consumption of a person's body to be a violation of their dignity; and
Seeking to thus restrict cannibalism to ensure a minimum standard of consensuality and transparency in the practice, whilst permitting member nations to still proscribe cannibalism wholesale within their jurisdiction;
The World Assembly enacts as follows.
Definitions. The following provisions must be followed in interpretation of this resolution.
"Person-sourced meat" refers to organs or tissues originating from a natural person or any meat derived therefrom, where produced, distributed, or otherwise used for the purpose of consumption as food.
Personhood for the purpose of this definition shall be decided by the jurisdiction in which the meat is produced, subject to any exclusions or inclusions specified by section 1a.ii or other World Assembly law.
In this resolution, "natural person" excludes supernatural entities or deities.
"Cannibalism" refers to the act of knowingly and wilfully consuming person-sourced meat, regardless of whether the individual from whom the meat is sourced is alive at the time of consumption.
"Entities" includes individuals.
Production. Person-sourced meat may not be produced absent the affirmative and notarised written consent of every person from whom it was produced.
Any act of homicide or bodily harm committed with the intent of producing person-sourced meat in a manner violating this section shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible as homicide or battery (or charges to the same end).
Consent for production of such meat is not required only if (i) such meat is produced for immediate consumption as food where such consumption is absolutely necessary to prevent starvation of the consumer in a current or imminent emergency and (ii) no act of bodily harm or homicide was performed for the purpose of producing such meat.
Consent. Individuals possess the right to withdraw section 2 consent, limit section 2 consent to specific organs or tissues, and determine whether such consent shall be limited to while they are alive or after their death. Consent is void if obtained by coercion, as a result of external material incentives, or without the consenter's full awareness of what they are consenting to.
Distribution. No entity may provide person-sourced meat to another entity without having clearly informed the recipient of the nature of such meat as person-sourced. Any entity providing person-sourced meat to another entity must retain proof of section 2 consent, including the original written consent where possible, and provide it to competent authorities as well as the recipient of such meat on demand.
Trade restrictions. Every member nation must prohibit all international trade and transshipment of person-sourced meat not compliant with this resolution, regardless of whether such meat is produced within World Assembly jurisdiction. A member nation shall be liable under this section if that nation chooses to allow violation of this section within its jurisdiction.
Blocker. The World Assembly disclaims all authority to impose additional restrictions on cannibalism or person-sourced meat, excepting restrictions limited to the scope of
informing individuals about the health and other risks of cannibalism;
restricting the distribution of person-sourced meat likely to contain, or not tested for, or is not tested for, any contaminant, prion, or other substance which would pose a significant health risk to the intended or final consumer; or
restricting consumption or distribution of person-sourced meats produced in a manner violating section 2.
Contradiction. If a provision of this resolution contradicts some past World Assembly resolution still in force, that past resolution takes precedence.
General Assembly Proposal
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #355 “Rights of Sapient Species” (Category: Civil Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly (WA),
Applauds the intention of GAR#355 to protect the interests of all sapient species, regardless of whether such species are human or otherwise, reflecting the diversity of species across the multiverse;
Concerned however that the target has significant flaws that neuter its ability to protect the rights of sapient species:
(1) the lack of a definition of what constitutes a "normal" human being in paragraph 8 of the resolution, thus granting broad discretion to member states to interpret this clause at their will, and potentially denying the rights of being sapient species in a WA member to those deemed not "normal";
(2) the definition of what constitutes "mentally ill" in paragraph 6 is left undefined and, again, open to malicious interpretation in the absence of any WA resolutions to the contrary;
(3) the same paragraph, by virtue of applying to individuals rather than species, also gives member states broad discretion to deny status as a sapient being to an individual in an otherwise-sapient species based on factors such as that individual's intelligence, ironically harming the rights of sapient species;
Looking forward to a replacement that rectifies such defects;
Hereby repeals GA#355, Rights of Sapient Species.