Summary of an Act
World Legislative Act #1
To Prohibit Weapons of Mass Destruction, Including Nuclear Weapons, and to Create a
World Disarmament Agency
WMD Prohibition Act
Enacted by this Provisional World Parliament in first session, September, 1982:
1. Prohibits all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and related activities:
1.1. design, engage in research thereon, or test (class 6 felony)
1.2. produce, manufacture, fabricate (class 1 felony)
1.3. transport, deploy, install (class 1 felony)
1.4. maintain, store, stockpile (class 1 felony)
1.5. sell (class 5 felony)
1.6. buy (class 6 felony) or
1.7. detonate (class 7 felony)
1.8. direct, request or command violation (one felony level above violation requested, unless class 7 felony)
2. Establishes World Disarmament Agency (WDA) that has authority and responsibility to implement Act; and to supervise military disarmament throughout world, to immobilize, dismantle, convert to peaceful uses or otherwise eliminate from Earth all weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons and elimination of design, research thereon, testing, manufacture, transport, deployment, storage, maintenance or use of WMDs.
3. Assigns pro tempore responsibility of World Disarmament Agency to Provisional World Parliament, and to Provisional World Cabinet.
4. Designates Board of Trustees of World Disarmament Agency (WDA) to have from 15 to 275 members, of which not more than 30 may come from any one continent and not more than 10 may come from any one country, with not more than one-third at any time from any single continent. Directs Board of Trustees to determine organization and functioning of World Disarmament Agency in accordance with terms of Acts #1, #13, #14, and other World Legislation. Prohibits national or international veto in decisions of World Disarmament Agency. Defines sources for Member composition to Board of Trustees of World Disarmament Agency.
5. Requires Cabinet of Provisional World Parliament to submit Act for compliance by all national governments and by all national parliaments, together with direction for compliance by communities, cities, states, provinces, or other political districts, and by universities, colleges, schools, institutes, labor unions, professional associations, corporations, cooperatives, other businesses, and by individual citizens throughout world. Requires Provisional World Cabinet to advise United Nations Center for Disarmament of this legislation and actions of World Disarmament Agency. Requires World Disarmament Agency to observe and direct disarmament arrangements consistent with provisions of Article 17, Section A-9, of Earth Constitution relating to paired ratification and disarmament.
5.1. Prohibits work related to weapons of mass destruction, except work of dismantlement or conversion under supervision of World Disarmament Agency.
5.2. Conditionally requires governing units within nations shall immediately proceed to immobilize or render inoperable any WMDs within their boundaries. Directs governing units to require cessation of all design, testing, production, deployment, transport, storage or maintenance of all WMDs with respective boundaries. Requires governing units to recognize supervision of dismantlement or conversion of all WMDs within respective boundaries by World Disarmament Agency. Requires governing unit to recognize world federal jurisdiction regarding any violations described in World Legislation.
5.3. Requires universities, colleges, institutes and schools to immediately cease and prohibit within respective administration or control any design, research, testing, training or any other work in connection with weapons of mass destruction, except design, research, testing and training for dismantlement or conversion under supervision of World Disarmament Agency.
5.4. Requires unions, corporations, professional associations, and other businesses and groups to immediately cease any work in connection with weapons of mass destruction, except dismantlement or conversion under supervision of World Disarmament Agency.
5.5. Directs national governments, national parliaments, and national courts to require immediate immobilization and defusing of weapons of mass destruction within respective borders or under respective jurisdiction, together with immediate cessation of all design, testing, research, production, transport, deployment, maintenance, sale or purchase of WMDs. Requires recognition of World Disarmament Agency by national government, national parliament, and national court.
Encourages all governments to include in respective penal codes prohibition of WMDs, with jurisdiction under world enforcement system under world jurisdictional level, Permits governments to participate in enforcement according to guidelines of World Legislative Act #20, for World Bench for Criminal Cases, of World Court.
6. Declares entry into force six months from adoption of this Act by Provisional World Parliament.
7. Directs Earth Federation Funding Corporation (EFFC), to request at least 1% from each entity ratifying Earth Constitution. Directs EFFC to request country subscription of 5% of last respective military budget, or 1% of respective annual budget, whichever is greater.
8. Directs Provisional World Parliament to elect standing Parliamentary Commission on Disarmament (PCD), to elaborate necessary details for inauguration of World Disarmament Agency. Composes PCD of 9 members elected by Provisional World Parliament, and 8 members to be co-opted by elected members. Assigns responsibility of PCD to Provisional World Parliament.
Appendix – Non-exhaustive list of Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Nuclear weapons, including fission and fusion explosive weapons, as well as non-explosive radiological weapons containing radioactive materials, such as depleted uranium; radiological wastes may be considered WMD when not safely sequestered;
Bio-chemical weapons, including nerve gas, bacterial weapons, mass defoliants, any other kind of poison gas or bio-chemical weaponry;
Fire bombs, block-buster bombs, anti-personnel bombs, cluster bombs, neutron bombs, and other kinds of bombs;
Cruise missiles, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, short range missiles, and other missiles used to deliver nuclear or other weapons of mass death and destruction;
Bombers, military aircraft, and military aircraft carriers;
Battleships, military submarines and any other ocean launched weaponry;
Satellite weaponry or weapons stationed in or maneuverable from upper or outer space or Moon;
Laser ray weapons, and any other weapons which might in future be developed for mass death and destruction;
Delivery systems for nuclear weapons, bio-chemical weapons and all other weapons defined herein;
Delivery systems of means when used to convey military weapons across national boundaries.
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Adopted as World Legislative Act Number One at first session of provisional World Parliament, meeting at Brighton, England, 11 September 1982, convened in conformance with Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. Entry into force 11 March 1983. Amended at sixth session provisional World Parliament, meeting at Bangkok, Thailand, March 2003. Sentencing parameters adopted at seventh session of Parliament, Chennai, India, December 2003. Formatting amendments adopted at eighth session of Parliament, Lucknow, India, August 2004.
Dr. Terence P. Amerasinghe, Barrister-at-Law
Secretary (1st & 3rd sessions)
Provisional World Parliament
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament