To direct the Assembly of States Parties to enhance its legislative
function by adopting the Earth Constitution and by deliberating world
Commending the Assembly of States Parties for the good legislative work already initiated for the creation of a world criminal court with full compulsory jurisdiction;
Reminding the Assembly of States Parties regarding the role of deliberative assemblies in global statutory legislative development, and the fact that the Assembly of States Parties has taken a de facto, if not also de jure, role as upper house to a world legislature;
Prompting the Assembly of States Parties to consider the absolute necessity for a constitutional ground for the work of the world deliberative assemblies;
Asserting to the Assembly of States Parties that the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (Earth Constitution and FEC) provides an adequate framework that facilitates integration of the world criminal court with other agencies of emerging world government, especially for integration with the other necessary benches of the world judiciary, of which there are at least seven, such as Bench for Civil Cases and Bench for Juvenile Cases, etc. However, the world court also requires integration into a comprehensive and constitutionally based world government for other purposes as well, such as for providing adequate financing for prosecuting all the pending cases, which cannot be adequately done through mere confederal financing. Also, for the purpose of the popular mandate, it is necessary that the world legislative process include representatives of the people, not merely representatives of the peoples’ national rulers.
Therefore, in representation of the People of Earth, this seventh session of the provisional World Parliament, functioning in conformance with the Earth Constitution, meeting in Chennai, India, 26 to 30 December 2003, gives direction to the Assembly of States Parties, to consider and adopt the world legislation of the provisional World Parliament, and in particular to consider and adopt the legislative adjustments that the provisional World Parliament has made regarding the Rome Statute for the Criminal Court, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Criminal Code Penalty Classification.
Adoption of the Criminal Code Penalty Classification by the Assembly of States Parties is especially urged, as around the world it has usually been the customary practice of legislatures to determine penalties through legislative deliberation, rather than to leave the penalty designations up to the pleasure of the judiciaries.
Adopted 28 December 2003 at seventh session provisional World Parliament, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament