Summary of an Act
World Legislative Act #13
World Peace Act
Article 1. Abbreviates term “Weapons of Mass Death and Destruction” as “WMDs”.
Article 2. Prescribes immediate effective date. Prohibits activities related to WMDs: finance, brokerage, representation, funding, threats, advertisement, bunkers, accidents, intellectual property recognition, borrowing, lending, design or production of exclusive identifiable portions, software programming. Prohibits activities causing social disorder: directing other people to violate World Legislation; military assistance to violators of World Legislation; impeding enforcement or implementation of World Legislation; impeding World Legislatures; use of arms suitable for law enforcement to violate World Legislation; transfer of arms suitable for law enforcement to entities not ratifying the Earth Constitution; military blockades; using intelligent animals to violate World Legislation; disrupting telecommunications; designing machine viruses; conscription; tampering with records of World Government. Prohibits bids for war damage, unless bid is to Earth Federation after damage has already taken place. Strikes down Geneva Convention exceptions that permit targeting of civilians and civilian structures. Prohibits targeting of civilians on absolute basis.
Article 3. Prohibits United Nations Security Council Veto Power. Permits Security Council recommendation if respective Members ratify Earth Constitution.
Article 4. Permits World Attorney General to issue warrants. Confers restriction of enforcement to established World Federal areas. Declares purpose of enforcement as for public protection and restitution. Lists possible enforcements. Imposes civil and criminal penalties, in criminal cases up to life imprisonment with possibility of parole, in civil cases up to loss of all assets excluding minimum necessary for reasonable decent living. Permits conditions for leniency or stringency. Considers complexity of financial instruments. Permits supervised community service at standard minimum living wage to de-mine, decontaminate, disassemble military hardware or perform other work. Imposes progressive enforcement penalties. Permits compilation of credit files on convicts. Upholds suffrage rights of individuals in penal system. Confers civil jurisdiction to World Court. Exempts necessity for criminal code penalty classification until 180 days after commencing first operative stage of World Government. Permits conditional confiscation of property of violators. Permits conditional conversion of munitions plants.
Article 5. Directs universal compliance. Specifies direction to United Nations Center for Disarmament. Requests Provisional World Government to provide public notices.
Article 6. Establishes minesweeping program. Permits deactivation of nuclear weapons. Administrates disbanding of military forces. Permits local defusing of bombs. Confers chemical explosives to Emergency Earth Rescue Administration quarry operations. Establishes missile research program for sodium seeding of ozonosphere.
Article 7. Protects law-abiding veterans and law-abiding retirees, including benefits.
Article 8. Defines less lethal munitions. Restricts government and corporations to less lethal munitions by full operative stage of World Government.
Article 9. Establishes incentives for conversion to less lethal munitions.
Article 10. Declares no statute of limitations for violation of World Legislation.
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Adopted as World Legislative Act Number 13 at the Sixth Session of the Provisional World Parliament convened at Bangkok, Thailand, a.m., 26 March 2003, convened in conformance with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament