Report on the 15th Session of the Provisional World Parliament

New Delhi, India, December 10-12, 2021

Glen T. Martin

The 15th session of the PWP was a resounding success. This success took place in the face of severe impediments posed by the COVID pandemic. The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), sponsor and organizer for the Parliament, had reserved the facilities at the United Services Institute (USI) of India, located not far from the New Delhi International Airport.  We had reserved the 300 person auditorium at USI for the opening plenary and closing legislative sessions, along with its ample break out facilities for smaller panel discussions on the second day. We had also reserved a number of USI apartments that included separate bedrooms within which we could house international guests and eminent out of town persons attending the Parliament.

All of this had to be cancelled within just one week’s notice because the government of New Delhi cancelled all in-person meetings until December 15th because of the pandemic.  International plane tickets had to be cancelled (with losses of prepaid air tickets) along with those of domestic Parliament delegates who had booked flights to New Delhi from other cities within India. Among the international flights that had to be cancelled were those of our Vice-President for Latin America, coming from Venezuela, our Vice-President for Eastern Europe, coming from Macedonia, and our key representative from Africa, coming from Kenya.

Nevertheless, due to the amazing efforts of our India organizing team headed by Major Sushil Goel, Col. T.P. Tyagi, Prof. Narasimha Murthy, and Sri Rakesh Chhokar, we succeeded in holding the first-ever entirely on-line session of the PWP.  This session was replete with an extensive on-line audience participating from over 20 countries, a galaxy of very prominent persons speaking at the opening ceremonies on December 10, and the legislative session in December 12th  televised and broadcast live with advanced tech-support from a studio in New Delhi provided by Major Goel’s PTCI Company. The team also produced a beautiful Souvenir booklet that includes the many endorsements for the Parliament from world figures and a collection of powerful essays reflecting on the significance of this session of Parliament for the future of humankind.

In this report, I want to focus on the importance of the amazing legislative session that took place on December 12 between 3:30 and 8:30 pm, New Delhi Time. The session was conducted from the PTCI studios in New Delhi with myself and Ms. Neelam Gupta at a desk in front of the Parliament banner and facing several cameras and a large screen on which the names and faces of many of the delegates could be seen. Neelam was our on-site Parliamentary Secretary assisting myself as Chairperson and Dr. Eugenia Almand, who is the official Parliament Secretary, who connected to us from Georgia in the USA. Dr. Almand also served in the demanding task of translating for our Spanish speaking Latin American participants.

Here is our framework. The existing World Legislative Acts found on the site function as Provisional World Law until such time as the final World Parliament is activated upon ratification of the Earth Constitution in its first operative stage. This is an important point for understanding the immense significance of our work. Existing provisional World Legislation will not be binding on the final World Parliament that commences with the first operative stage. However, it is binding now upon all who are global citizens loyal to the Earth Constitution and the system of democratic world law that it embodies. Under Article 19, we are creating real provisional World Law.  This is not just a model or an exercise in imagination. It is establishing a functioning Provisional World Government, binding until the activation of the final World Parliament.

In the light of this framework, this legislative session of the Provisional World Parliament took seriously its obligation within four dimensions: it updated and refined already existing World Legislation to conform to present conditions. It passed new World Legislative Acts not previously covered by earlier legislation enacted at the first 14 sessions of the Parliament. Third, it made significant progress in elaborating the administrative and operative framework for the provisional World Government in force until the final World Parliament commences with its first operative stage. Finally, it passed a memorial to the government of India and a powerful Parliamentary Declaration about the present state of the world and our endangered human future.

First, as just noted, the Parliament modified existing world legislation. It created a postgraduate program in Global Affairs and World Law to supplement earlier legislation. It changed the name of an earlier legislative act to rename the department dealing with clean energy to “Regenerative World Energy System Authority.” It also amended World Legislative Act 13 (that makes many transactions regarding the development, transport, or possession of nuclear weapons illegal) to further specify the crimes associated with intellectual property rights and illegal royalties under this act.

The second category of accomplishment for this session of the Parliament passed new World Legislation not covered or not fully covered by existing legislation. It passed enabling legislation for the Department of Democratic Procedures called for in the Constitution in Article 7.3.27. The Parliament also passed a sweeping Civil Forfeiture Act, proposed by WCPA Distinguished Advisor High Court Justice David Quispe from Peru, that elaborates the right of the Earth Federation Government to encumber the property of any persons convicted of investing in or being associated with development, transport, or deployment of nuclear weapons in any way. Finally, the Parliament passed a comprehensive statute on the rights of women everywhere on Earth.  With these bills the body of Provisional World Law took a great step forward.

The third category in which the Parliament accomplished a true tour de force was in the elaboration of the concrete infrastructure of Provisional World Government. Under Article 19 the people of Earth are empowered and mandated to start world government now. We cannot afford to wait for the sociopaths who today run most of the nation-states to act to prevent pending human extinction and the environmental destruction of our planetary home. The electoral and administrative structure of the Earth Federation government rests on some 1000 local districts. Delineation of the boundaries of these districts worldwide is nearly complete and secure voting IDs will soon be available to global citizens living within each of these districts.

This session of Parliament passed several World Legislative Acts that further elaborate and define the functioning of these World Electoral and Administrative Districts (WEADs).  One bill facilitates and enables the training and regulation of world law professionals who will serve in the judiciary, the enforcement system, and the civil legal system of each district. Another bill further defined the roles of Elected District Ombudsan and Deputy District Ombudsan who function as public protectors and advocates. Another bill defined the work of Elected World District Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs. Yet another bill defined a number of standard structures and protocols for the world districts.

Finally, with respect to the WEADs, there was a comprehensive grassroots regeneration and environmental restoration bill that established Commissions within each of the WEADs to work with local populations to transform both urban and rural districts into vibrant, sustainable, and flourishing communities. This bill also initiated the process called for by the Earth Constitution of mobilizing the people of Earth to voluntarily limit and reduce the planetary population to sustainable levels. These levels are often estimated at something like 5 billion persons, which means that today’s world population exceeds the carrying capacity of the Earth by some 3 billion people.

The fourth and final category in which this session of the Provisional World Parliament was a stunning success involved its formal Memorial to the Government of India and its comprehensive New Delhi Declaration. India, of course, is the world’s largest democracy, and one of the world’s most vibrant economies and leading nation-states. Yet in the UN this nearly one seventh of the world’s population is represented by merely a single vote out of nearly 200 within the General Assembly. The Parliament Memorial asks the Government of India to assume leadership in creating a democratic framework for the UN by pressing for an Article 109 review conference in which the UN Charter is replaced by the democratic Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

The New Delhi Declaration of the Parliament is entitled “A Transformed Future Emerging from Planetary Disaster.” It describes in some detail the chaos, fragmentation, and criminality of the dysfunctional world system that the pandemic has merely highlighted and revealed. It calls for a transformed world system based on human and planetary well-being, not on nation-state competition, not on undemocratic extremes of wealth and power, but on universal human rights and dignity within the context of ecological integrity and sustainability. The document concludes with these ringing words:

The tragedy of the pandemic is also a hidden ground for hope. People everywhere are waking up to the criminalized war and exploitation system now dominating our planet. They are demanding real change, real transformation to a world system that produces genuine peace, justice, and sustainability rather than endless war, injustice, and on-going climate collapse. We members of the 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament endorse rapid ratification of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

In sum, this session of the Provisional World Parliament brought the emerging Earth Federation significantly closer to reality and the people of Earth significantly closer to a flourishing civilization of peace, justice, and sustainability. We will soon be posting the newly passed World Legislation on our website. Thank you so much to all who participated around the world in this historic occasion and thank you so much to the dedicated India team that made all this possible.