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    [GA - PASSED] Military Death Penalty Ban

    The death penalty is ineffective. It has high costs with no measurable deterrent effects. A review of annual state panel data from 1977–2006 found 'no empirical support for the argument that the existence or application of the death penalty deters prospective offenders from committing homicide'...
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    [GA - PASSED] Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions

    By not creating rights of action or by limiting the scope of existing rights of action. We have a whole category for this in the GA: tort reform. These kinds of bars are common in real world law. Eg War Damage Act 1965 s 1 (UK) (retroactively abolishing any compensation for claims against the...
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    [GA - PASSED] Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions

    We literally just repealed the last proposal on unions for flaws that were less major than the one I identified. I think the topic shines very brightly right now; and also, I agree with Praetor, authors shouldn't rush to submission with flawed drafts. A law that allows unions to be sued into...
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    [GA - PASSED] Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions

    I think this is a good point. Section 4(b) creates a very difficult legal position for unions: they'll get sued any time they do much of anything. One could easily imagine that a union saying 'We voted to take the compromise we signed' would get sued by the people who voted against the...
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    [GA - PASSED] Prohibition of Honor-based Violence

    This emerges from my comments at https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=38413686#p38413686. I'll be honest, you shouldn't vote for this proposal because it by omission, allows honour killings to be used as justification or excuse. The relevant clause stops honour claims from being used...
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    [GA - WITHDRAWN] Protecting Sapient Life

    Due to GA 2's use of "international law" in the good faith clause, the Assembly has a convention that "international law" means only WA law. This is because otherwise basically all proposals are illegal for violating some unknown treaty that someone could invent out of thin air (You want to...
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    [GA - FAILED] Pedagogical Freedom

    The European Convention on Human Rights does not prohibit the abolition of home schooling. Konrad and others v Germany, App. no. 35504/03, Eur Ct HR (2006).
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    [GA - FAILED] Repeal: "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"

    Sciongrad and I discussed this argument. I wrote my conference paper on the topic. See https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/topic/9192857/. The paper argues there is no reason to believe that the nebulous executive under, possibly Catherine Gratwick, would not fall under political pressure or...
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    [GA - FAILED] Repeal: "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"

    In short— The World Assembly primarily relies on money taxed from member nations in GA 17 “WA General Fund”. Member nations cannot bear unlimited expenditures, especially when the World Assembly cannot borrow. When resources are expended, they ought to be used under tight constraints on...
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    [GA - FAILED] Repeal: "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"

    If you believe this is true, given the provisions of GA 2, you should challenge the proposal for being an Honest Mistake violation. At a more broad level, I wrote some time in mid-August a long explanation as to why I feel the interpretation made here is both correct and the best supported by...
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    [GA - Nearing Queue] Access to Abortion

    Or, maybe like the totalitarian dictatorship of Justin Trudeau's Canada, where abortions are paid for by Canadian Medicare. Abortion services are insured in all provinces and territories; however, access to these insured services varies within and between jurisdictions across the country. In...
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    [DRAFT] Safe Schools Act

    Because you are attempting to determine firearm policy within member nations, without a preamble section which explains why and how this proposal complies with Responsibility in Transferring Arms, this proposal will be found illegal. See Agricultural Invasive Species Act, [2018] GAS 4 (holding...
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    [GA - PASSED] Rights of the Employed

    I wrote my view on this at here and also cross-posted below. On the current GA proposal: "Rights Of The Employed". I can tell you as an economic analyst that workers need protections, mostly because they have less bargaining power than corporations, especially when corporations create...
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    [GA - FAILED] Requiring Promulgation Of National Laws

    The idea that reversing a state of emergency is less impactful than reversing a single miscarriage of justice is a massive under-appreciation of magnitude.
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