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WA General Assembly Vote: Repeal "Nuclear Security Convention"
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:05:08 AM »
Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#292
Proposed by: Imperium Anglorum
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Quote from: Repeal "Nuclear Security Convention"
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #292: Nuclear Security Convention (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Remembering the use of this resolution in an attempt to repeal 10 GA, the Nuclear Arms Possession Act, which allows World Assembly nations to have nuclear weapons, and therefore considering this a threat to the stability of the international system itself and

Believing that the threat of 'uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear technology, particularly by non-members who are not bound by the conventions of international law' mentioned in the Nuclear Security Convention, hereafter referred to as the Convention, is an over-exaggerated menace which cannot be affected by World Assembly legislation anyway,

This august World Assembly:

  • Objects to the clause that member states are to '[prevent] the transfer of nuclear technology, design specifications, and materials if there is reason to suspect that they will be weaponised', as:
    • this prevents the transfer of nuclear propulsion technologies in warships, for the nuclear technology is weaponised by putting it inside that ship and by preventing that transfer, degrades the ability of nations to assist in collective defence,
    • this also prevents the transfer of nuclear materials and specifications inside countries, as there is no limiting statement on to where such transfers are permitted and by preventing that transfer, prohibits nations from moving nuclear materials within their own sovereign borders,
    • this also prevents the transfer of nuclear technologies used for energy production, for suspicion is always cast on nuclear fission due to the easy reapplication of peaceful technologies to weapon production (the only differences being that of reaction control and purity) and by preventing that transfer, prevents cheap and available electricity from being more readily available, and
    • this also prevents the transfer of specifications of any kind as the criteria for suspicion are not as of yet settled and by preventing that transfer, increases the likelihood of nuclear disasters by depriving scientists of important knowledge and safety procedures;
  • Questions the enforceability of the clause referenced in (1), no matter how sophisticated and Latinate this appears in comparison to a previous legislation's reference of 'wrong hands';
  • Objects, with shoe-banging, to the enforceability of a requirement that 'all measures necessary and practical' be taken, as the extent to these measures is as of yet undefined in their extent;
  • Disapproves of the failure of the World Assembly to protect indigenous and foreign nuclear technologies and materials and thereby leaving open a path to ban nuclear weapons by prohibiting their supply chain; this Assembly hereby;
  • Repeals the Nuclear Security Convention.


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Re: WA General Assembly Vote: Repeal "Nuclear Security Convention"
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 09:05:41 AM »
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Quote from: Imperium Anglorum
From: Foreign Office, Greyhall
To: Foreign Secretary, %NATION%

In February of this year, a proposal came up to vote on repealing the Nuclear Arms Possession Act (NAPA), the act which prevents the World Assembly from banning the possession of nuclear weapons.

The proposal, submitted by now ex-nation Chester Pearson, argued for a repeal based on his belief that the Nuclear Security Convention and the Nuclear Arms Protocol (both his resolutions) duplicated the entirety of the Nuclear Arms Possession Act and hence, made Napa pointless.

The resolution also has numerous issues, including:

1. Prohibitions on the sale or transfer of nuclear weapons by member states to their allies à la the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1960s,

2. Prohibitions on the transfer of nuclear propulsion technology, thereby degrading the ability of nations to assist in collective defence,

3. De facto prohibitions on the transfer of nuclear energy technologies, thereby preventing cheap and clean electricity from being more readily available, and

4. Prohibitions on the transfer of specifications of any kind, thereby increasing the risk and danger of nuclear accidents and radiation contamination.

With other issues on the failure of the resolution to give limits on the ability of member states to prevent the transfer of nuclear technologies and the enforceability of its provisions, I hope that you vote in favour of repealing this awfully flawed resolution.

I hope you and your nation the best,

HG Cyril Parsons
Permanent Representative for Imperium Anglorum
                                 
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