World Assembly Act
An act to define the World Assembly procedures of the Coalition of the South Pacific
1. The Office of World Assembly Legislation
(1) The Office of World Assembly Legislation is a permanent executive office, led by the Prime Minister, or an appointed Director, who is responsible for coordinating the Coalition’s activities in the World Assembly, providing assistance in drafting resolutions, and issuing voting recommendations on World Assembly proposals.
a. The appointed Director, should one be in office, is to be considered an appointed member of the Cabinet.
(1) The Delegate shall cast their vote on proposed World Assembly resolutions according to voting recommendations issued by the Office of World Assembly Legislation, except under circumstances in which the Office issued a recommendation for the Delegate to abstain from voting. If the Office’s recommendation is contrary to the vote of all World Assembly nations in the South Pacific, the Delegate may choose to change their vote in collaboration with the Office.
(2) In the absence of a recommendation, the Delegate shall consult with the Prime Minister to determine which direction to vote in. If the direction is contrary to the vote of all World Assembly nations in the South Pacific, the Delegate may choose to change their vote in collaboration with the Prime Minister.
(3) The Prime Minister may override a vote on a World Assembly resolution for security and diplomatic purposes.
3. Approval voting
(1) The Delegate may give an approval vote on proposed World Assembly resolutions freely or based on the instruction of the Office of World Assembly Legislation.
(2) The South Pacific Special Forces are prohibited from engaging in approval raiding, except as prescribed in the Charter.
(1) The Office of World Assembly Legislation shall determine the medium for voting on proposed World Assembly resolutions.
(2) Nations of the South Pacific that are World Assembly members or members of the South Pacific Special Forces may not be barred from eligibility in having their votes counted.
(3) If a nation resigns from the World Assembly or their membership in the South Pacific Special Forces before the voting period ends, their vote shall not count.
5. Legal Impact of Security Council Declarations
(1) “Security Council” is an official organ of the World Assembly, to which the Delegate serves as the South Pacific’s representative.
(2) “Declaration” is an official resolution adopted by the Security Council that attempts to express the will of the Security Council on any issue under its jurisdiction.
(3) No declaration adopted by the Security Council will be recognized, abided by, or considered law within areas subject to the jurisdiction of the South Pacific, unless sent to the Assembly by the Prime Minister and ratified by a majority vote of the Assembly.
(4) No vote cast by the Delegate on a declaration of the Security Council will be considered implicit or explicit approval or disapproval of the declaration by the South Pacific itself.