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Post  Great Eurussia on Fri May 16, 2014 2:34 pm



WA MOON COMMISSION ACT
Authored by the Empire of Great Eurussia
Member of the WA Democratic Socialist Party


With the recent dismissal of the Green Lunar Act due to technicalities, and seeing that it contained provision that are extremely beneficial for all mankind, we seek the support and aid of all the Member States of Parliament to work together in crafting an international law with the aim of promoting and preserving the NEUTRALITY OF THE MOON, being the sole and only natural satellite of our planet, Earth, and ensure that its exploration are beneficial to us all.
But for such aims to be achieved, we seek the understanding of our good and hardworking Speaker not to call for a debate nor vote just yet over this proposal and wait for the author, Eurussia, to submit the proposal in the voting floor, until such time that we are satisfied with the contents and provisions of this proposal in all accordance to the benefit of all nations of our world, all mankind and with our WA Constitution.
Initially, we adopt the following provisions, inherited from previous proposals and even used the provisions of the real life Moon Treaty about the Moon:
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Section 1
This Act declares that the Moon, the natural satellite of the Earth, shall be the property of all nations of the world, entrusted to the WA Government, to prevent it to become a source of any international conflict. And shall ensure that the Moon is not being utilized for any military purposes, it's environment prevented from being altered, it's open for research purposes for all nation states,  it's sovereignty is not claimed by any single state, and shall never utilized for any purpose without any explicit benefit to all states and all peoples of the world.
Section 2
For the effective implementation of the provisions of this international law, the WA Moon Commission shall be established as the sole international organization of the WA Government authorized to implement the provisions of this Act, which shall be de facto headed by the Secretary General from Eurussia, based in the City of Saint Petersburg, Eurussia, for the time being, at the headquarters of the WA Space Defense Agency.
Section 3
At the effectivity of this international law, all existing facilities on the Moon, shall remain as properties of the sovereign state/s operating the said facilities and must be duly registered to the WA Moon Commission to maintain their ownership, otherwise, such facilities are deemed property of all nations of the world entrusted to the WA Government through the WA Moon Commission, as prescribed in Section 1 and 2 of this Act.
Section 4
At the effectivity of this international law, all activities involving the Moon, sanctioned by any political entity or international organization, shall have the consent and approval of the WA Moon Commission, which shall review if such activities are in accordance with all the provisions of this international law and benefits all mankind.
Section 5
If any provision of this international law shall be declared invalid by the Court of Justice, such shall not affect other provisions of this Act. And if any dispute arises from any provisions of this Act shall be resolved peacefully through the World Alliance Court of Justice.
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As the author, we ask all MSPs to forward their proposed provisions. In this way, we all start from scratch and save all our time with non-sense debates and focus on the good of the proposed WA Moon Commission Act. Thank you very much.


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Post  Kaevi on Fri May 16, 2014 8:10 pm

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Parliament members are discouraged to voice their final vote during a debate term. The voting period will begin at 00:00 GMT on May 19, 2014 and will last three days.

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  New Tarajan on Fri May 16, 2014 9:34 pm

The Kingdom of New Tarajan commends the intention of neutralize the Moon from any possible future political or military conflict.

However, at the same time, it is our duty to points out every concerns we may have on the text of the law as it actually is, in order to see these concerns to be duly addressed before deciding on its approval.

1) Section 1 states that it's environment prevented from being altered. We ask to the author to clarify exactly this provision, since, we believe, alterations of the lunar environment could be consequences of any kind of activity.

2) Section 2, regarding the WA Moon Commission, states that which shall be de facto headed by the Secretary General from Eurussia, based in the City of Saint Petersburg, Eurussia.
We believe this to be unnecessary: indeed, in the World Alliance there are countries much more advanced in lunar operations (such as Antanares) or simply in the space (such as New Tarajan itself). Thus, to have by law that the WA Commission shall be headed by Eurussia is unuseful and unnecessary, while we believe the WA Commission shall be headed by the country with much more expertise in the field, eventually elected by the Parliament or the Council, thus having also its headquarters in the said country.
Also, we wish to see this concern addressed in order not to see our Secretary General too burdened, due to the importance of such a role.

We will wait for these concerns to be addressed.
Thank you.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Great Eurussia on Fri May 16, 2014 10:00 pm

New Tarajan wrote:1) Section 1 states that it's environment prevented from being altered. We ask to the author to clarify exactly this provision, since, we believe, alterations of the lunar environment could be consequences of any kind of activity.

Thanks. Eurussia adopted this provision from the real life Moon Treaty in which in our belief would prevent any kind of possible explosion or experimentation on the surface of the moon, which in a sense is alteration of its environment. On the regards, the provision doesn't want any unintended consequences of any activities on the surface of the Moon.

2) Section 2, regarding the WA Moon Commission, states that which shall be de facto headed by the Secretary General from Eurussia, based in the City of Saint Petersburg, Eurussia.
We believe this to be unnecessary: indeed, in the World Alliance there are countries much more advanced in lunar operations (such as Antanares) or simply in the space (such as New Tarajan itself). Thus, to have by law that the WA Commission shall be headed by Eurussia is unuseful and unnecessary, while we believe the WA Commission shall be headed by the country with much more expertise in the field, eventually elected by the Parliament or the Council, thus having also its headquarters in the said country.
Also, we wish to see this concern addressed in order not to see our Secretary General too burdened, due to the importance of such a role.

Eurussia believes that it is much more unncesary to choose a location just because that country is advanced on this field or not, that is very discriminatory to other non-space nations. Besides, the Moon Commission is not a large organization, it is just a registry body which could simply share with the headquarters of the WA Space Defense Agency, which works on space matters too. It is also for practicality reasons and neutrality of the location that suits Saint Petersburg, particularly the building of the WA Space Defense Agency itself.
On the issue of having Eurussia as the Secretary General, is a de facto in nature, as all organizations here in the WA are lead by those who proposed them. We see no problem with that as how Eurussia has neutrally welcomed and engaged nations on international matters. Besides, the Moon Commission is simply acting as a registry of activities on the Moon, which is simply based on the proposed law itself. So we don't see any burden at all.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  New Tarajan on Fri May 16, 2014 10:11 pm

Thanks. Eurussia adopted this provision from the real life Moon Treaty in which in our belief would prevent any kind of possible explosion or experimentation on the surface of the moon, which in a sense is alteration of its environment. On the regards, the provision doesn't want any unintended consequences of any activities on the surface of the Moon.

I know the real Moon Treaty, and I can say it's highly unprecise. For this reason, I asked for this particular clarification, which could be useful for any country which hopes to extend its own activities on the Moon.

Eurussia believes that it is much more unncesary to choose a location just because that country is advanced on this field or not, that is very discriminatory to other non-space nations. Besides, the Moon Commission is not a large organization, it is just a registry body which could simply share with the headquarters of the WA Space Defense Agency, which works on space matters too. It is also for practicality reasons and neutrality of the location that suits Saint Petersburg, particularly the building of the WA Space Defense Agency itself.

On the issue of having Eurussia as the Secretary General, is a de facto in nature, as all organizations here in the WA are lead by those who proposed them. We see no problem with that as how Eurussia has neutrally welcomed and engaged nations on international matters. Besides, the Moon Commission is simply acting as a registry of activities on the Moon, which is simply based on the proposed law itself. So we don't see any burden at all.

We understand the clarifications of Eurussia. But, in this case, we would propose to give the presidency of the Commission to the Secretary General of the World Alliance Space Defense Agency, due the fact that Eurussia itself admitted the strong link between the two bodies.
This does not mean to be a discriminatory move: at the contrary, we wish to see this particular concern addressed since we wish to ensure the maximum neutrality of the Commission.
Any way, we would also like to see a more clear definition of all the powers of the Commission in the law.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Great Eurussia on Fri May 16, 2014 10:25 pm

New Tarajan wrote:
I know the real Moon Treaty, and I can say it's highly unprecise. For this reason, I asked for this particular clarification, which could be useful for any country which hopes to extend its own activities on the Moon.

The phrase itself is self-explanatory. If you wish to detail it. You are free to propose it.

We understand the clarifications of Eurussia. But, in this case, we would propose to give the presidency of the Commission to the Secretary General of the World Alliance Space Defense Agency, due the fact that Eurussia itself admitted the strong link between the two bodies.
This does not mean to be a discriminatory move: at the contrary, we wish to see this particular concern addressed since we wish to ensure the maximum neutrality of the Commission.

Thanks. And at least we have addressed your concerns.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  New Tarajan on Fri May 16, 2014 10:27 pm

We do not see addressed our concerns on the powers the WA Moon Commission shall have: indeed, the text of the draft left intended that the Commission has powers over everything which concerns the law itself. We wish to see a clear explanation, inside the text, of its powers and duties.
Thank you.
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Final Vote

Post  Kaevi on Mon May 19, 2014 9:09 am

The first debate term has expired and the voting period will now begin. It shall end at 00:00 GMT on May 22, 2014. All parliament members are encouraged to voice their final vote of either agree, abstain, or against within the three day voting period.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Ireland on Mon May 19, 2014 9:15 am

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Kaevi on Mon May 19, 2014 9:17 am

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

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Eurussian Vote

Post  Great Eurussia on Mon May 19, 2014 11:00 am

New Tarajan wrote:We do not see addressed our concerns on the powers the WA Moon Commission shall have: indeed, the text of the draft left intended that the Commission has powers over everything which concerns the law itself. We wish to see a clear explanation, inside the text, of its powers and duties.
Thank you.

Eurussia believes your concerns are all adressed. We advised you review the proposal ten times since we made all the words so simple and easy to understand, so that everybody could comprehend it. We even took the pains to convert the deep words from the real life MOON TREATY just to craft this simple law. Thank you.
Eurussia is of course, in favor.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  United States of Europe on Tue May 20, 2014 12:53 am

We are IN FAVOR.
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Husqvarnia on Tue May 20, 2014 5:28 am

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Dromoda on Tue May 20, 2014 10:50 pm

Dromoda now closed the last Helium-3 mine. and vote's in Favor
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Talanzaar on Wed May 21, 2014 5:42 am

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Shirouma on Wed May 21, 2014 6:20 pm

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  New-Zealand on Wed May 21, 2014 7:20 pm

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  New Tarajan on Wed May 21, 2014 7:21 pm

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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  The Catham Islands on Thu May 22, 2014 6:46 am

The Catham Islands will ABSTAIN from voting on this piece legislation.

OOC: Not that it matters! Very Happy
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Marquette (of Pacific) on Thu May 22, 2014 7:25 am

The Constitutional Monarchy of Marquette of Pacific hereby votes in FAVOR of this bill.
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Results

Post  Kaevi on Thu May 22, 2014 9:07 am

The voting period has expired and the final count is a follows:

Agree: 13
Abstain: 1
Against: 0

The World Alliance Moon Commission Act has been passed, the Speaker thanks the Third Parliament for its cooperation.

The Speaker asks the Secretary General to mark this proposal as "Passed".
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Re: (Passed) WA Moon Commission Act

Post  Arveyres on Thu May 22, 2014 9:17 am

Kaevi wrote:
The voting period has expired and the final count is a follows:

Agree: 13
Abstain: 1
Against: 0

The World Alliance Moon Commission Act has been passed, the Speaker thanks the Third Parliament for its cooperation.

The Speaker asks the Secretary General to mark this proposal as "Passed".
We congratulate Eurussia on this wonderful legislative act! :-)
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