This proposal by Imperium Anglorum is hurtling towards quorum and can be expected to reach voting soon.
General Assembly Resolution #30 “Freedom of Expression” (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
Resolving that it is profoundly immoral to permit corporations and legal persons to lie to consumers,
Believing that society as a whole can have justifiable reasons to restrict expression for public safety and to prevent the consumption or publication of materials that would damage public health, social order, or needless antagonisation,
Seeing that society should have the ability to regulate adverts and their means of distribution, eg prohibiting tobacco advertisements from being shown on childrens' television channels or placing limits on where or what can be depicted in such advertising, and
Confident that there will be a scrambling of legislative efforts to replace this resolution with more appropriate legislation that permits society to protect itself, hereby:
Repeals GA c 30 "Freedom of Expression".
Below for reference is the text of the 9 year old resolution being targeted.
Assured that freedom of expression is an essential human right deserving of international protection;
Determined that no one should have to put their lives, families, liberty or property at risk for expressing honest dissent with, otherwise criticizing or even satirizing their leaders, governments, societies, churches or any other institutions of established power;
Chastened by the sacrifices already made by prisoners and victims of conscience throughout the world;
Nonetheless convinced that free expression does not extend to such abuses as defamation, incitements to disorder, or academic fraud;
Agreed that for purposes of this resolution defamation is defined as the use of knowingly false information, or the raising of such with reckless disregard for its truthfulness, in a deliberate attempt to impugn the character or reputation of any individual, group or organization, excepting government institutions or political leaders,
Be it therefore resolved that the World Assembly:
Affirms the right of all people to express their personal, moral, political, cultural, religious and ideological views freely and openly, without fear of reprisal;
Requires member states to respect and uphold this right in all available media to all individuals under their jurisdiction;
Expects member states to enforce this right fairly and equitably in the application of national laws;
Allows member states to set reasonable restrictions on expression in order to prevent defamation, as well as plagiarism, copyright or trademark infringement, and other forms of academic fraud; incitements to widespread lawlessness and disorder, or violence against any individual, group or organization; the unauthorized disclosure of highly classified government information; the unauthorized disclosure of strictly confidential personal information; and blatant, explicit and offensive pornographic materials;
Forbids member states from abusing these restrictions in an effort to stifle free expression among law-abiding citizens.