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[DEFEATED] Repeal: “On Tobacco And Electronic Cigarettes”

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Hey guys, there is a new resolution up for voting in the General Assembly. My recommendation for this one is AGAINST as I think this repeal does not sufficiently point the flaws of the target resolution. Instead, it had chosen to attack the language used by the target resolution, which is in some ways metagaming though I cannot concrete conclude it as such. As always, feel free to post your opinions and debate below!

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Repeal: “On Tobacco And Electronic Cigarettes”

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#459

Proposed by: i_came_i_saw_i_dominated__831374t2.jpgI Came I Saw I Dominated

General Assembly Resolution #459 “On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes” (Category: Regulation; Area of Effect: Consumer Protection) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

The World Assembly,

Applauding the efforts of the target resolution to improve health by reducing smoking and related issues,

Reminding itself that passed resolutions cannot be amended to resolve errors,

Concerned that the recently passed resolution permits member nations to abide by its requirements without in fact translating warnings into a language understandable by the local populace, as the language used repeatedly in the target is inherently optional,

Further concerned that members with governments appropriately disposed to tobacco corporations can therefore abide by the text of the target while also taking little useful action towards teaching their populations the harms of tobacco and smoke inhalation,

Believing that interpretation of the word "should" by national or international tribunals to invoke requirement would be an unprecedented shift in the interpretation of World Assembly statutes that would fundamentally shift the relationship between the Assembly and its constituent members so to engender incredible overreach,

Further believing that this makes unavailable to the Assembly the ability to recommend which also also effectively eliminates the scope for discretion under WA resolutions,

Observing that not all member member nations are composed of species harmed by the targeted products and believing such to be an unnecessary overreach,

Further observing that the educational requirements would cause waste of resources in nations where tobacco use is low or non-existent,

Hopefully consigning to private essays rather than General Assembly resolutions titles starting with the word "On",

Certain that action will be taken by delegations committed to reducing smoking and similar issues in the eventuality of repeal,

Repeals "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes".

Co-Authored by imperium_anglorum__619595t2.pngImperium Anglorum

 

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That's a valid point, Den, but for me these are my general principles on WA ...

Vote AGAINST all proposals and FOR all repeals, unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise.

:D

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This seems like an interesting issue that I haven't seen often (though I'm not well versed in the WA). I don't really see a problem with repeals being used to police the quality of past resolutions, especially when they use weak words like "should" as an operator. I also really like the idea about language, because unless it's been addressed before, nowhere does it state that warnings, or anything for that matter, have to be in a language understood by the local populace. The cultural erasure that can stem from that is itself a huge issue.

The only thing that could be metagamey to me is the joke on the title, but it's also amusing so it's worth it. Overall, I'm voting for.

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19 hours ago, Saint Mark said:

That's a valid point, Den, but for me these are my general principles on WA ...

Vote AGAINST all proposals and FOR all repeals, unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise.

:D

Which makes having a Minister for WA Affairs somewhat pointless?

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3 hours ago, Bhang Bhang Duc said:

Which makes having a Minister for WA Affairs somewhat pointless?

I disagree. The WA Minister can research these and see if there are compelling arguments. Also, I would like to see the WA department eventually take on the responsibility of organizing instruction in writing proposals.

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