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The Chairful Nation of Purple Hyacinth

Military Death Penalty Ban

For

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Bosumtwi

Condemn Scardino

For

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The Communicative Corp Hub of The Founding Citadel

Condemn Scardio

Abstain

It seems well researched, but why vote? The evidence seems a bit... abstract.

The South Pacifican Government of Office of WA Legislation

Vote for proposal Military Death Penalty Ban has been ended.

Result:
For: 17
Against: 2
Present: 1

OWL recommendation: For

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'Freedom of Dress'

Background Information

Proposal title: 'Freedom of Dress'
Author: Tinhampton
Purpose: To reserve the question of whether to permit clothing to the individual member states and guarantee citizens of such non-nudist states a right to dress freely provided they cover body parts considered greatly private and don't impersonate officials.

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The Office's Analysis

Seeking to outlaw arbitrary and discriminatory clothing guidelines for member states' citizens - in itself an admirable goal -, the at-vote resolution "Freedom of Dress" carries a number of problems that ultimately render it unfit for passage by the General Assembly. The point brought up most often is the incredibly marginal issue being legislated on - clothing-based discrimination could just as well be addressed by individual member states themselves in accordance with extant, broader WA law against discrimination. Furthermore, concerns have been raised regarding the wording of clause a, allowing member states to force their citizens to be nude - ultimately defeating the proposal's goal of allowing every individual to dress freely from state interference. Thus, OWL recommends a vote AGAINST the at-vote resolution, "Freedom of Dress".

Supplementary Opinions

For

From TSP Citizens

Osheiga is a citizen of the South Pacific.

Osheiga wrote:Our WA delegation agrees that clause A is a questionable inclusion due to forced nudity being fundamentally against what the rest of the proposal is attempting to accomplish. However, having the proposal passed regardless does more good than harm by increasing and protecting freedom of expression for citizens of countries that do not have enforced nudity laws (which, as far as the Osheigan delegation is aware, is a comfortable majority of WA member nations).

The Langburn Islands is a legislator of the South Pacific.

The Langburn Islands wrote:Freedom of expression is one of the most fundamental rights of any liberal democracy. This proposal will ensure that this essential right is protected and ensure that individual citizens of all nations are free to live without fear of totalitarian intrusion into how they choose to express themselves through clothing.

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Cameroi is a resident of Forest. They posted on the NS forums:

Cameroi wrote:so if i'm reading this right, no nation, being a member state at any rate, would be allowed to tell anyone when to wear or not wear.

seems mostly harmless and basically defending what ought to be a natural right for individuals to wear or not wear whatever they felt like, whatever nation they lived in.

the only objection i can think of would be an aesthetic one, which is a matter of personal taste.

i would agree that the world assembly likely has more pressing matters, but this does seem to harmlessly occupy its members time.

Against

From TSP Citizens

Tepertopia is a Deputy Chair of the South Pacific and the Director of OWL.

Tepertopia wrote:Aside from this being a rather peculiar topic which I'm not sure about even being an issue of international concern, I'm not a fan of clause a in its current form, as it's doing exactly the opposite of what the proposal promises: If a member state decides to mandate nudism (doesn't permit the wearing of clothes as granted by this clause), I don't really think their citizens possess any freedom of dress anymore.

Aumeltopia is a former Delegate of the South Pacific and a member of OWL senior staff.

Aumeltopia wrote:This just doesn't strike me as an issue the WA needs to have anything to do with.

The Kies is a citizen of the South Pacific.

The Kies wrote:The WA should not decide the topic of clothing for member nations. It is an outrage and overreach should this resolution be passed. While freedom of expression should be held sacred, this resolution subverts this freedom with clause A. It is well-intentioned, yet poorly written.

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Astrobolt is a Knight of TITO, the military of 10000 Islands. On XKI's forums, they wrote:

Astrobolt wrote:I'm opposed to this proposal. Clause A allows member states to force individuals to go nude. This exception goes against the goal of the proposal, to allow individuals to wear what they wish. Moreover, the author has failed to provide any adequate justification for this exception.

Barfleur is a citizen of the East Pacific. They argued on the NS forums:

Barfleur wrote:"While we understand and respect the right of individuals to freely express themselves through clothing, we do not believe this to be an issue of international concern. But should this proposal pass, well, it's not like our nation isn't already in compliance."

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The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands

Condemn Scardino
For

The South Pacifican Government of Office of WA Legislation

NEW GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL DISCUSSION AND VOTE
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Title: Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act
Author: Crowheim
Purpose: To ensure the safety of donated blood and prohibit unnecessary discrimination against blood donors.

Crowheim wrote:Lauding previous efforts by the World Assembly to both increase the efficiency of the blood donation process and increase the rights of minorities,

Recognizing that some restrictions exist upon certain minority groups, those of which are often not based in peer-reviewed science, and that beyond the obvious bigotry, they have a negative impact on the amount of blood that is able to be donated, meaning less people can receive the medical treatment that they may need, and that scientific developments have largely mitigated any risk that these restrictions may have once been based upon,

The General Assembly hereby enacts the following:

No restrictions may be placed upon the ability of a person to voluntarily donate blood based solely upon their race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reductive or arbitrary characteristic.

If the safety of the recipients of donated blood is the reason given for a restriction on blood donations, the standards of safety must be applied equally to all donors.

A person may be prohibited from donating blood if there are notable risks to the donor's health involved in the process of blood donation or their blood would pose a health risk to the recipient.

If a prospective blood donor knows or suspects that they are a carrier for a blood-borne illness they can be prohibited from donating blood, and it shall be considered a criminal offense to knowingly attempt to donate unsafe blood.

Existing scientific committees created by this body shall be utilized to share information related to blood-borne illnesses and blood donation across member states, as to mitigate any risk of contaminated blood.

View submitted proposal | View on-site drafting thread

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Please discuss and vote on how regional nations and the Delegate should vote on this proposal.
Always remember to include the name of the resolution you are talking about in your posts to avoid confusion!

Click here to read voting instructions (Please do this if you have never voted before!)

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The Mighty Foundation of Concrete Slab

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

Looks like a solid proposal all around that adds regulation to an important industry.

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The Tastiest Parts of Beepee

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Stick Like Stickpire of The Stickmin Empire

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Democratic States of Anatasha

Condemn Scardino

No Recommendation

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The Democratic States of Anatasha

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

The South Pacifican Government of Office of WA Legislation

Vote for proposal Condemn Scardino has been ended.

Result:
For: 7
Against: 6
Abstain: 1
No Recommendation: 2
Present: 4

OWL recommendation: No Recommendation

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'Commend Deadeye Jack'

Background Information

Proposal title: 'Commend Deadeye Jack'
Author: HumanSanity
Purpose: To recognize Deadeye Jacks immense contributions to The Rejected Realms, The Order of the Grey Wardens, other regional communities, and the defender cause.

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The Office's Analysis

This proposal aims to commend Deadeye Jack primarily for their contributions to the defender cause. In it, the author, HumanSanity, themselves very involved in defender efforts and experienced with the Security Council's role in Gameplay, goes over the many achievements of the nominee, such as helping to build The Order of the Grey Wardens (one of the most active and well-known defender organizations) and their Delegacy in The Rejected Realms. The importance of their actions for these regions, among others noted in the proposal and the defender community in general, are explained accurately and in a well-written manner. OWL voters have deemed that these immense contributions to the defender cause are worthy of a commendation, and thus OWL, jointly with the Partnership for Sovereignty, recommends a vote FOR this proposal.

Supplementary Opinions

For

From TSP Citizens

The Langburn Islands is a legislator of the South Pacific.

The Langburn Islands wrote:Deadeye Jack is someone who has excelled as a defender and served admirably as the Delegate of the Rejected Realms, one of our closest allies. Among many other things, Jack served as the Headmaster of Hogwarts and in my opinion that deserves a commendation by itself. I encourage my fellow nations to vote for this commendation.

Osheiga is a Citizen of the South Pacific. They posted this on TSP's voting thread for this proposal:

Osheiga wrote:While I'm personally not familiar with the nominee, the proposal does a good job at outlining a very impressive resume and one that I believe is worthy of commendation.

From the World

Benevolent Thomas is an extremely influential defender, commended by the WA and author of multiple Security Council resolutions. He posted this on the on-site discussion thread for this proposal:

Benevolent Thomas wrote:Deadeye Jack is the greatest nation in the history of NationStates, PERIOD. To run over the character limit would be just scraping the tip of the iceberg that is Jack's contributions to the world. The world was worse before their arrival and it will be worse again when they depart. Full support. Mods should make an even better Commendation Badge and use it on that nation.

Nova Vandalia is a resident of Karma. They posted this on the NS forums:

Nova Vandalia wrote:Full support. Jack is genuinely one of the nicest folks I've had the pleasure of meeting on NS. Sometimes (read mostly) I don't vote on the merit of the commend but the merit of the person, and this is anyone to support. Jack is darn good folk.

Against

From TSP Citizens

At the time of writing, OWL had not found a solid opinion against the resolution from TSP citizens. You can make your own opinion heard by posting it on the Regional Message Board of the WA Voting Center!

From the World

Praeceps is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the North Pacific. He posted this on TNP's forums:

Praeceps wrote:Against, I think it could be better written in which case, I'd be willing to support it.

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The Republic of New Itomorii

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Super Swifty of Imperial Dodo

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

Overall good proposal, establishes necessary guidelines, although a little short and could be expanded upon.

The South Pacifican Government of Office of WA Legislation

NEW SECURITY COUNCIL PROPOSAL DISCUSSION AND VOTE
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Title: Commend Bruxxa
Author: Cerata
Purpose: To award Bruxxa a badge of commendation for the market value of their card and their involvement in two former regions.

Cerata wrote:THE WORLD ASSEMBLY

NOTING that this nation contributed greatly to many diplomatically powerful and peaceful regions, including the now-defunct The Tavern and The Vincence Empire as well as contributing to many others;

CONSIDERING that artwork from this nation was once greatly prized, sometimes exchanging hands for hundreds of standard-momentary units, showing that this nation is well trusted and believed in;

FURTHER NOTING that this nation has been passive, peaceful, and diplomatically strong on all fronts, contributing to interregional peace;

HEREBY commends Bruxxa.

View submitted proposal | (No on-site drafting thread ‒ View discussion thread by third party)

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Please discuss and vote on how regional nations and the Delegate should vote on this proposal.
Always remember to include the name of the resolution you are talking about in your posts to avoid confusion!

Click here to read voting instructions (Please do this if you have never voted before!)

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The United Protectorate of Tepertopia

Commend Bruxxa

Against

I have to say that it's longer than other recent SC proposals (but way too short nonetheless, of course), but that's about it. I've literally never heard of these two allegedly powerful regions, and if we're commending a nation because they're passive, I think we'd have a rather large stream of new nominees on our hands relatively quickly. Also, having a high-value card doesn't imply being "well trusted and believed in" ‒ there are plenty of random cards inflated into the hundreds in market value, should we commend all those nations too now?

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The Springtime Wonder of Land Without Shrimp

Commend Bruxxa

Against

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The Chairful Nation of Purple Hyacinth

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Chairful Nation of Purple Hyacinth

Commend Bruxxa

Against

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The Not Not Republic of Not Austria

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Not Not Republic of Not Austria

Commend Bruxxa

Against

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The Noice of Arvan Irawer

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act

For

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The Noice of Arvan Irawer

Commend Bruxxa

Against

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Bosumtwi

Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act
For

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Bosumtwi

Commend Bruxxa
Against

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