Provisional World Parliament

The 15th Session of the PWP took place in hybrid mode from New Delhi, India, December 10-12, 2021. Here is the report.

Representatives of countries, NGOs, and advocacy groups are welcome to attend as either Delegates or Observers at all sessions of the Parliament. Delegates must be personal signatories to the Earth Constitution and represent a constituency, nation, or embassy. They also may be elected from the World Electoral District in which they reside. Observers are not signatories to the Constitution but rather interested parties. They are welcome to register as observers and participate as moderated by the Chairperson of the PWP.

The Committee for Legislative Review is calling for World Legislative Proposals (or amendments to existing World Legislative Acts). From now through October 1, 2021, Delegates are welcome to propose legislation through this committee. All legislative proposals to the PWP must:

  • Conform to the spirit and letter of the Earth Constitution.
  • Not duplicate existing World Legislative Acts in whole or in part.
  • Be written in the appropriate language of legislative drafting.
  • Receive approval from the Committee for Legislative Review to be considered.

Agenda:  Day 1, opening Gala Celebrations, Day 2, Parliament convenes to consider proposed World Legislative Acts.  Day 3, presentations by delegates to the Parliament.

For more information contact Dr. Glen T. Martin: gmartin@earthconstitution.world

Significance of the Provisional World Parliament

Brief History

The Provisional World Parliament

A Brief History

The Constitution for the Federation of Earth was written through a process involving hundreds of world citizens and international legal minds over a period of 23 years from 1968 to 1991, a process which included four Constituent Assemblies and formal signings of the Constitution.  Since 1991, the Constitution has been considered finished and ready for ratification under the criteria specified in Article 17.  The Earth Federation government will begin, and enter its first operative stage as a legitimate governmental entity, when a minimum of 25 nations have ratified.

Under Article 19 of the Constitution, in addition, the people of Earth are empowered to begin “provisional world government.” They can begin the “Provisional Earth Federation” here and now. Article 19 lists the responsibilities, powers, and criteria for operation of the provisional world government, which include the activation and on-going activities of the Provisional World Parliament (PWP).  The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) is the sponsor of the Earth Constitution and of sessions of the Provisional World Parliament.  To date, there have been 14 sessions of the PWP, held in various countries around the world. 

The parliament has passed some 67 World Legislative Acts (WLAs), which  together spell out in some detail the kind of world laws that will emanate from the World Parliament once the Constitution has been officially ratified by the nations and peoples of the Earth.  These can be found at:

https://www.radford.edu/gmartin/PWP.legis.acts.list.htm

These Legislative Actions are not binding on the final World Parliament once it has been established after ratification of the Constitution. However, they will serve as a quality list of recommendations that will help the Parliament activate any number of essential world laws. Under Article 19, other features of the Earth Federation can be initiated, and WCPA has sponsored several initiatives in this regard (such as the Collegium of World Judges and the World Environmental Ministry), but the PWP remains the central form the provisional world government has taken so far. Its mandate includes to jump-start interest in ratifying the Earth Constitution and to pass enabling legislation to help make the final Earth Federation government happen.

Legal Status and Legitimacy

The question of what makes a government legitimate is a major issue in the philosophy of law. What is the difference between a policeman or government official who may carry a gun and make a demand of you to pay taxes and an enforcer for organized crime who carries a gun and insists that you pay tribute to that organization?  Both of these use the threat of force to make you do something against your will.  Why is the governmental representative legitimate and the representative of organized crime not legitimate?

The predominant answer in the history of legal thought has been one of moral legitimacy. The government represents the people and their common good and the organized crime group does not.  The government is legitimated not simply because it happens to be in power and has the means to enforce its laws (organized crime can also claim this as a fact). Rather, to be in power and have the means to enforce laws is secondary to the moral right to government on behalf of the common good of the people.

This is exactly why the Earth Constitution is more legitimate that the constitutions of the various nation-states.  In today’s world, no national government can truly serve the common good of its people because the common good of all of us has been transferred to the global level. No nation on Earth can alone stop global climate collapse, or prevent nuclear war, or end poverty, or protect universal human rights. Governmental legitimacy has now been transferred to the global level.

The common good of the people of each nation is the same as that of everyone on the planet. Neither peace, nor justice, nor sustainability can be achieved except at the global level. Hence, prominent philosophers like John Finnis have concluded that national governments are no long legitimate representatives of the common good of their people, and others, like Errrol E. Harris, conclude that the Earth Constitution has become more legitimate than any national constitutions.

Nevertheless, today national constitutions have the power (organizational, military, and police forces) and therefore remain legitimate in his sense. This places the Earth Constitution and the Provisional World Parliament in a paradoxical legal situation.  Morally, the Earth Constitution is more legitimate, but in terms of general recognition of governments and in terms of organizational power, the sovereign national governments remain legitimate.

People may say, “but how are the representatives for the PWP chosen?” However, the same question applies to the national governments.  50% of the governments in the world are not even remotely democracies and the other 50% are mostly democracies only in name. They are in fact run by an elite ruling class and corrupt politicians, with engineered and manipulated elections. Representatives to the PWP must be personal signatories to the Earth Constitution, pledging allegiance to it. In the PWP. They are world citizens, serving, without pay, the common good of humanity and future generations. Their pledge is to follow the Earth Constitution and recognize it as serving the common good of humanity.

Significance and Mission

One thing should be clear.  When the Provisional World Parliament meets to debate World Legislative Acts, it is certainly not just another “conference” of well-meaning civilian peace advocates.  Something truly special is going on.  People from around the globe are meeting under the authority of the Earth Constitution to create a decent future for humanity by jump-starting something that is more legitimate than the sovereign national governments. They do not give papers to one another but debate proposed World Legislative Acts under the authority of the Earth Constitution.

One could say that sessions of the Parliament are “quasi-governmental,” or a manifestation of “emerging world law.”  The people assembled are trying to do something that the world absolutely needs and that is morally more legitimate than most actions of national governments. They are working for emerging world government through a quasi-legal status trying to bring its full legal status into being.  The full legal status requires ratification of the Earth Constitution by the people and nations of Earth under Article 17.

In terms of significance, what is going on when we organize sessions of the Provisional World Parliament?

  1. We are engaging in a truly historic act, never before done in history, of directly initiating the beginnings of democratic world government.
  2. We are providing a model for the world showing what the world should be doing.
  3. We are debating and passing world legislative acts that contribute to the infrastructure and grounding necessary for the final World Parliament to do its work once the Constitution is ratified.
  4. We are presenting to the world a powerful symbol of human solidarity and common effort to deal with our lethal global problems.
  5. We are actively establishing the parameters for a new world system of peace, justice, and sustainability.  We are doing this not just as well-meaning civilians at another peace conference but as legal and moral representatives of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, establishing a morally and legally required transformed system for humanity.

Proposal and Support

Even though the Provisional World Parliament has issued declarations stating the right and duty of the people of Earth to create democratic world government, nation-state support remains essential if we are going to establish a truly democratic and legitimate world system of peace, justice, and sustainability. The easiest route to ratification of the Constitution is through affirmation by a minimum of 25 nations.  We believe that the government of India is in a key position to take this as part of its leadership role and garner the interest of other nations.

There are several reasons for this.  Indian is a large and prominent nation, the world’s largest democracy. India was a leader of the Non-aligned Movement at one time. India has both immense peace traditions and world federalist traditions.  Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Jawaharlal Nehru, and many others have been supporters of world government.  The second session of the Provisional World Parliament in 1985 was opened in the Constitution Club in New Delhi by the then President of India, Zail Singh, and many prominent figures from the Indian government were involved in the proceedings.

We would like India to take this leadership role once again through supporting, or at least officially recognizing, the holding of the 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament in India within the near future.  Through doing this, India would be contributing to the future of humanity and the hope for a transformed world of peace, justice, and sustainability, exactly what her great leaders always advocated.

WCPA, soon to be an officially recognized NGO in India, would like to form a committee of prominent Indian supporters of the Earth Constitution to lobby the Indian government to become a supporter of the 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament. Perhaps we could name this “The India Council for Provisional World Parliament.” The Committee should meet with high government officials and explain our history, mission, and proposal.

We would be honored to have high government officials at the opening ceremonies of the 15th session of the PWP held somewhere in India, and to have the media publicity for the Parliament that would come through official recognition of our historic mission. If you wish to be part of this Committee, please let us know so that we can continue organizing for the next session of the PWP to be held in India within the relatively near future. Thanks very much for your support and consideration of this project.

BRIEF HISTORY OF WCPA with sessions of the Provisional World Parliament bolded

Since 1958, the organization has worked through its worldwide membership to write and ratify the Earth Constitution in four international Constituent Assemblies. Under the authority of Article 19 of the Earth Constitution the WCPA has also sponsored 14 sessions of the Provisional World Parliament till date, building a new world order of freedom, justice, prosperity, and equality within the shell of the old, unjust world order. Below is a summary history of our work.

1958. Agreement to Call a World Constitutional Convention initiated by four persons, circulated worldwide for signatures, requesting both national governments and people of each country to send delegates.

1959-1960. World Committee for a World Constitutional Convention formed. Thousands sign the Agreement, including many prominent leaders. Organizers of this action travel around the world to enlist support.

1961-1962. Definitive Call to the World Constitutional Convention adopted. Many persons sign, including Heads of five national governments.

1963-1964. First Preparatory Congress held Denver, Colorado, USA, with delegates from five continents. Call to the World Constitutional Convention is publicly issued, then circulated for more signers and response.

1965-1966. Second Preparatory Congress held at Milan, Italy. Outline for Debate and Drafting of a World Constitution is formulated, on basis on alternative choices. Plan agreed for a Peoples’ World Parliament to meet concurrently.

1967. Decision made at Third Preparatory Congress to begin Convention in 1968, even if no government sends delegates. 300 Peoples’ Delegates pledged.

1968. First working sessions of World Constitutional Convention and Peoples’ World Convention held at Interlaken, Switzerland, and Wolfach, W. Germany with 200 Peoples Delegates from 27 countries, of five continents. Work begun on drafting the World Constitution.

1969-1971. Strategy for Reclaiming Earth for Humanity is circulated. Emergency Council of World Trustees Meet, Santa Barbara, Calif., and issues First Decree for Protection of Life, outlawing nuclear weapons. Directions given to drafting commission.

1972. World Constitution drafting commission of four persons, with a fifth communicating by telephone, works for two months, nearly completing first draft of Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

1973-1975. First draft finished, printed in 1974, then circulated worldwide for comment, together with Call to the second session in 1977, now defined as the World Constituent Assembly. Comments on first draft complied.

1976. Drafting Commission meets again. Second draft completed, circulated.

1977. Second Session of World Constituent Assembly held in June, Innsbruck, Austria. Earth Constitution debated paragraph by paragraph, amended, then adopted with 138 original signers from 25 countries of 6 continents. Call for ratification by the nations and peoples of Earth is issued. Constitution is sent to U.N. General Assembly and to all national governments.

1978-1980. Earth Constitution is circulated worldwide for debate and ratification. Third session of World Constituent Assembly held in January, 1979, Colombo, Sri Lanka; adopts Rationale For a World Constituent Assembly, defining right of people to convene Assembly, draft constitution, and obtain ratification. Appeal issued for national parliaments to ratify.

1981. World Constitution & Parliament Assn. meets at New Delhi, India. Call issued for Provisional World Parliament to convene 1982 under terms of Article 19 of the Earth Constitution. Honorary Sponsor list of 150 prominent persons enrolled.

1982. First Session of Provisional World Parliament meets at Brighton, England. Delegates from 25 countries of 6 continents. Five world Legislative Acts are adopted: for World Disarmament Agency, World Economic Development, Ownership of Oceans & Sea beds, Graduate School of World Problems, and World Courts.

The 2nd session of the PWP with India President Zail Singh in the center of the High Table (with turban)

1983-1984. First Provisional District World Court organized in Los Angeles; takes up case of outlawing nuclear weapons. Plans for Provisional World Parliament in Sudan and Nigeria thwarted by military coups.

1985. Second Session of Provisional World Parliament held New Delhi, India. Opened by President of India, presided by speaker of Lok Sabha. Three more World Legislative Acts adopted: for Emergency Earth Rescue Administration, World Government Funding, and Commission on Terrorism.

1986. Campaign continued for “provisional” ratification of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, pending review at next World Constituent Assembly.

1987. Third session of Provisional World Parliament held at Hilton Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida. Three more World Legislative Acts are adopted: for Global Finance System, Environment Protection, and Hydrogen Energy. Provisional World Cabinet begun.

1988-1989. Plan launched for collaboration by many organizations to prepare next session of World Constituent Assembly. 150 organizations join in Preparatory Committee. Two meetings held in New York with U. N. Ambassadors, to explain and solicit help. List of Honorary Sponsors reconfirmed and expanded.

1990. Government of Egypt agrees to host Assembly. Three preparatory meetings held. Call circulated for Governments and People to send delegates.

1991. Location of 4th session World Constituent Assembly abruptly changed due to the 1991 Gulf War. Held at Troia, Portugal, in May. Delegates adopt 59 minor amendments to the Earth Constitution. New ratification campaign begun, appealing to both people and governments. Most Honorary Sponsors personally ratify.

1992. Global Ratification & Elections Network organized, including several hundred organizations, to promote ratification of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, then election of delegates to World Parliament. Government heads should also ratify.

1996. The Fourth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held at Barcelona, Spain in September. A number of resolutions passed as well as a “Manifesto” declaring the oceans the property of the people of Earth under the authority of the Earth Constitution.

2000. The Fifth Session of the Provisional World Parliament is held on the Island of Malta, November 22nd to 27th. One Omnibus legislative act and a number of resolutions passed, including a resolution strongly supporting the rights of the Palestinian people to their own state.

2003. The Sixth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held in Bangkok, Thailand, March 23rd to 28th. Several important legislative acts passed: a World Peace Act, a World Security Act, a Provisional Office of World Revenue Act, a Hydrocarbon Resource Act, and a Statute for the World Court on Human Rights. The Commission for Legislative Review is formed. Parliamentary law format commences with the Sixth Session. The Institute on World Problems (IOWP) is formed as a 501C3 non-profit organization in the US.

2003. The Seventh Session of the Provisional World Parliament is held at Chennai, India, December 23-29. Several important legislative acts passed: a Criminal Penalty Code, Rules for Procedure and Evidence, a World Bench for Criminal Cases Act, a World Patents Act, a Global Accounting and Auditing Standards Act, and a Preservation of World Government Records Act. The Manifesto of the Earth Federation and the “Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth Constitution” (included in this Appendix) are unanimously ratified by the Parliament.

2004. The Eighth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held at Lucknow, India in August. Several important legislative acts passed, including creation of a World Bench for Juvenile Cases, a Child Rights Act, an Elections Act, and a Water Act. The International Criminal Court in the Hague is empowered by world legislation. A global Education Act is passed as well as a World Economic Equity Act establishing the Earth Currency on an independent and fully democratic basis. A Global People’s Assembly is created to activate grass roots participation in the House of Peoples. The “Declaration on the Rights of Peoples” (included in this volume) is unanimously ratified.

2006. The Ninth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held in Tripoli, Libya in April. Eight World Legislative Acts are passed, an enabling act for the World Ombudsmus, the creation of a Department of Conflict Resolution for the Earth Federation, a ban on the production of fissile materials for weapons, a nuclear weapons elimination protocol, a nuclear contamination act prohibiting the use of depleted uranium and other weapons, a quit Guantanamo directive, an agreement on world Privileges and Immunities (revising the weaker version of the Assembly of States Parties, and a Public Utilities act. The former “Global Ratification and Elections Network (GREN)” is transformed into the Earth Federation Movement (EFM).

The 9th session of the PWP in Tripoli, Libya. The group in the foreground are children from Africa petitioning the Parliament for mosquito netting to protect against malaria.

2007. The Tenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament held in Kara, Togo in June. Four world legislative acts are passed: an act prohibiting unauthorized destruction of illegal financial instruments, an act creating a system of divestment from illegal weapons manufacture, an act requiring posting of the world illegal stock law in stock exchanges around the world, and an act providing a guaranteed annual income for all adults within the Earth Federation.

2008. The 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the founding of WCPA hosted by Dr. Phichai Tovivich and the WCPA Chapter of Thailand.

2009. The Eleventh Session of the Provisional World Parliament held in Nainital, India, July 2-8, 2009. Several world legislative acts were passed into provisional world law, including a procedure for the dismantling of nuclear weapons, a law protecting the people of Earth from too much bureaucracy in the world government, an act criminalizing human trafficking for sexual or other purposes, an act abolishing all secret intelligence agencies like the CIA, M5 or Mossad, a bill elaborating the restrictions on the military uses of depleted uranium, and a law protecting the right of civil disobedience for the people of Earth under the Earth Federation (included in this volume). The delegation from Bangladesh presented the parliament with a new translation of the Constitution into its 23rdlanguage: Bengali or Bangla.

2011. May 10-21. Supporters of the Earth Constitution in Costa Rica, headed at that time by WCPA Chapter President, Celina Garcia, organize lectures and meetings for Martin and Turk, WCPA President and Treasurer, that included lectures to law classes at 3 different universities in San Jose. 2011 June. A 5 city WCPA lecture tour in Asia: Lucknow, India, where Glen Martin is interviewed for CMS TV, then on to Colombo, Sri Lanka, for three days of lectures organized by WCPA supporters. Then to Chennai, India, for 7 days of lectures in a “Global Challenges to Peace” program organized by WCPA Vice-President R. Ananthanarayanan and the WCPA Chennai Chapter. The week-long series of events included meeting with activist social groups in the countryside and a visit to a Chennai slum. Martin is presented with a “Lighthouse of the World” award by the WCPA (Asia Wing) and Bharat Vikas Parishad at an all-day program at Jaya College outside Chennai. Martin and Anantharayanan travel to Pondicherry for meetings with leaders of the World Union organization, founded by Sri Aurobindo.

From Chennai, Martin visits Dhaka, Bangladesh, for a visit organized by Mujibur Rahman, WCPA Vice-President, Mahbubul Islam, WCPA Youth Coordinator, and the Bangladesh WCPA Chapter. (This was shortly before the untimely death of Dr. Mujibur Rahman who lived in Dhaka, whom Martin had worked closely with since 1996 when they first met at WCPA Headquarters in Colorado.) Late June 2011: Bangalore, India: all-day seminar with leading social activists, journalists, and academics concerned with global issues, arranged by WCPA Vice-President. E.P. Menon.

September 2011 Drs. Almand and Martin travel to Costa Rica to participate in World Peace Week in northern Costa Rica. WCPA Chapter President Celina Garcia and others there long worked with the many groups involved with the AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project), and it was decided that the vision of AVP activists should be enlarged to a global vision. Many events concerning the Earth Constitution were organized in the cities of San Carlos, Quesada, and Santa Rosa. December 2011. WCPA participates in the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World at the City Montessori School (CMS) of Lucknow. Dr. Gandhi, a VP of WCPA, asked WCPA to hold a meeting at the CMS World Convention and Unity Center during the time of this conference. Three such meetings were held.

2012. May and June. WCPA President Martin goes on speaking tour in Eastern Europe: Zagreb and Macedonia (organized by WCPA supporters in those countries), then to Paris, giving lectures there on the Earth Constitution and its environmental provisions, and meeting with leaders of the World Citizen’s Registry, with headquarters in Paris. July 2012. Glen Martin and Phyllis Turk host an IOWP-WCPA leadership and planning session at Raquette Lake, NY, with 22 WCPA leaders and other thinkers for 5 days. September 2012. Martin attends a conference in Costa Rica promoting the Earth Constitution. December 2012. Martin participates in a lecture tour and press conferences in New Delhi and Lucknow, India. Late December. Martin travels to Turkey to meet with a Sufi Master and give lectures to graduate students and faculty at the Istanbul Law School on the Earth Constitution.

2013. WCPA announces Dr. Kaus Schlichtmann, Peace Historian living in Japan, and Puan Sri Datin Seri N. Swaraswathy Devi, prominent Malaysia Lawyer, as Distinguished Advisors. WCPA also announces the formation of a Venezuela Chapter of WCPA under the leadership of Leopoldo Cook Antonorsi, who later becomes WCPA Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean in November 2017. Dr. Martin is awarded the GUSI Peace Prize International in Manila, Philippines, for his work on behalf of the Earth Constitution and WCPA

December 2013. The 13th session of the Provisional World Parliament convenes at Lucknow, India. Several important World Legislative Acts passed: WLA 53, Transition Process of National Governments Joining the Earth Federation; WLA 54, Remedies and Corrections Act; WLA 55, Surveillance Limitations Act; WLA 56, Crowd Dispersal Ban; WLA 57, Collegium of World Legislators established; WLA 58, Neonictinoid Ban; WLA 59, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Act; WLA 60, Paid Informant Ban; WLA 61, Fracking Ban; WLA 62, Fission Power Generation Closure, and WLA 63, Cooperative Communities Empowerment Act.

2015. WCPA lectures and meetings take place in various locations in India, including the first “Grand Global Peace Tour” sponsored by Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust in Chennai. Many events take place I the New Delhi area. At an event at Aligarh Moslem University, Swami Agnivesh (one of the keynote speakers) meets Glen Martin and expresses interest in the Earth Constitution. He soon becomes a Distinguished Advisor to WCPA.

2016. June: Martin and WCPA Treasurer, Phyllis Turk, travel to Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru, promoting the Earth Constitution. In Peru, they present lectures through arrangements made by High Court Justice David Quispe Salsavilca, who soon becomes a WCPA Distinguished Advisor. In San Francisco, for the book launch of One World Renaissance, Martin is interviewed on national radio and speaks to the UN Association conference there about the Earth Constitution. December 2016. A WCPA International Conference was held at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), in Puna, India. The conference included many notable speakers, including Swami Agnivesh who secured the prestigious location for these events. In association with Institute for Economic Democracy Press, WCPA publishes the popular “Pocket Edition” of the Earth Constitution.

2017. WCPA International Conference held at O.P. Jindal Global University outside New Delhi. WCPA members both internationally and from around India participated. Swami Agnivesh gives one of the keynote addresses. The book commissioned at the 14th session of the Provisional World Parliament called Our Common Future: The UN as an Effective Peace and Sustainability System. World Parliament Breakthrough Legislation under the Earth Constitution is completed and copies sent to the heads of all UN agencies in Vienna, Geneva, and New York City. (Note: see the entry under “December 2014 above. There has been no response since that time from any of these agencies.)

2018. May and June 2018. WCPA President Glen Martin and Treasurer Phyllis Turk tour WCPA supporters and chapters in Latin America: Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Columbia.November 2018: WCPA has an “Earth Constitution” booth at the World Parliament of Religions in Toronto, Canada. December 2018. Martin presents on the Earth Constitution to the World Intellectual Forum Conference in Hyderabad, India. The third annual WCPA International Conference is held at O.P. Jindal Global University with a broad range of significant papers presented. WCPA also organizes meetings in Delhi, Chennai, and Bangalore, India.

2019. Prof. Narasimha Murthy becomes Global Communications Coordinator and leads a major organizing drive within India. WCPA invited by Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust of Chennai to be part of a “Grand Global Peace Tour” with a number of world peace leaders that held events in Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. WCPA Vice-President Peter Graves-Goodman in Miami (web-master of www.worldparliament-gov.org)initiates development a WCPA media project for TV. Dr. Roger Kotila, WCPA Vice-President in San Francisco, continues development of the Earth Federation News website (www.earthfederation.info)and coordinates the work of WCPA with the Democratic World Federalist (DWF) organization (headquarters in San Francisco) and the Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) in Brussels. December 2019. The international “World Thinkers and Writers Peace Meet,” organized by WCPA Vice-President, Dr. Santi Nath Chattopadhyay, takes place in Kolkata, India. WCPA plays a leading role in many conference events.

2020. The Institute on World Problems (IOWP) non-profit organization, registered in the US) is reorganized and rebranded as the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI). WCPA joins ECI as its activist division sponsoring sessions of the Provisional World Parliament and other aspects of the emerging Provisional World Government. A new website and branding is developed: www.earthconstitution.world In India, Narasimha Murthy develops an all India WCPA website: www.wcpaindia.org. He is soon joined by Col. T. P. Tyagi and Major Sushil Goel and WCPA begins coordination with the prominent India organization RSS (Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha) and with Major Goel’s technical offices in New Delhi. Planning for the 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament scheduled for December 2021 begins in earnest. Membership of WCPA increases rapidly in India, along with several new chapters. Lucio Martins Rodriquez joins the Board of ECI and the project of developing World Electoral Districts (WEDs), led by WCPA Secretary General, Eugenia Almand, is united with a project for developing secure digital voting for people within the emerging list of defined and organized World Electoral Districts.

December 2021. A very successful 15th session of the Provisional World Parliament convenes on-line from New Delhi, India. Amendments were made to World Legislative Act 4: World University System, to WLA 5 on Regional and District Courts, to WLA 6, adding a Global Grassroots Regeneration and Family Planning section, to WLA 10 on the World Energy Department, to WLA 13, the World Peace Act, to WLA 31, the World Ombudsmus Act, and to WLA 54 the Remedies and Corrections Act. New World Legislative Acts were passed: WLA 68, Statute on Women’s Rights, WLA 70, on Civil Asset Forfeiture, WLA 71, enabling the Democratic Procedures Department, and WLA 72, on World District Standards. In addition, a special memorial was written to the government of India asking India to take leadership in an Article 109 review conference at the UN and to request substituting the Earth Constitution for the UN Charter. Finally, a powerful “New Delhi Declaration” was issued by the Parliament. Plans were also finalized to hold the 16th session of the PWP next year in Pondicherry, India.

Glen T. Martin and Neelam Gupta at the Head Table during this hybrid session of the PWP (during the Covid pandemic) from the Parliament Studios in New Delhi, India