NationStates Jolt Archive

Competence of the U.N. over the abortion issue.

05-06-2004, 06:16
The United Nations, although a humanitarian body, has no jurisdiction over this area of domestic policy. If this legislation is truly a resolution, then it cannot force or implement anything other than an idea. The resolution must do just that--resolve. By forcing policy unto member nations, the U.N. abuses its own charter. Only the Security Council has the jurisdiction to pass any acting legislation, and, since this vote is open to every delegate, it is certainly not a Security Council issue. The only option is to vote down this "Resolution" prima facie.

Aside from the meta-debate flaws in this legislation, one must also note that the resolution does not define what interference is. Is it interference to tax or regulate transaction of materials used for abortion? The author makes no effort to answer this question. The resolution is too vague for any delegate to sincerely consider voting for it.

This legislation must be rejected.
05-06-2004, 07:56
Uh, what Security Council? I wasn't aware that we had one. This isn't the Real World UN, and as such has none of the limits imposed upon the real world UN.

Aside from that, I pretty much agree with what you are saying.
05-06-2004, 08:31
Allready a topic about this.