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Vote For GA resolution Repeal: "International Criminal Protocol"


General Assembly Vote Recommendation

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Resolution at Vote: Repeal: "International Criminal Protocol"
Vote Recommendation: For

Resolution Analysis
Overview
'Repeal: "International Criminal Protocol"' is a resolution that seeks to repeal GA#500 "International Criminal Protocol" for preventing the World Assembly from banning the execution of prisoners. It argues that the resolution ought to be replaced by a proposal that similarly protects civil liberties, without blocking the WA from banning capital punishment.

Recommendation
The Ministry of WA Affairs opposed the target when it was submitted to the WA, calling it a "wolf in sheep's clothing". The Ministry continues to be saddened by the blocker the resolution presents. Capital punishment is unacceptable in a tolerant and just society. Any supposed practical benefits never actually materialise, and still, nothing justifies killing a person. The WA previously repealed legislation because it blocked a ban on capital punishment, and it should do so again. The resolution's laudable effort to protect prisoners can be served by a replacement resolution that doesn't contain a blocker.

For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting For the at-vote General Assembly proposal, 'Repeal: "International Criminal Protocol"'.

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