“Let us raise a standard to which
the wise and honest can repair.”
World Legislative Acts for Parliament sessions 1-14
These acts create a model, an ideal, and an emerging living reality all at once. They are a concrete quasi-legal reality under the very real authority of the Earth Constitution. Together they illuminate the kind of world we want to live in and need to live in if we are to survive and flourish on this Earth. As such, they are part of an emerging Earth Federation movement and government that is liberating humankind into a decent future and a truly humane and civilized world economic and political system.
Their authority is the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, which, even without yet having ratification by the peoples of Earth, is more legitimate than any nation-state constitution, since the entire system of so-called “sovereign” nation-states has lost its legitimacy. No nation-state government on Earth is any longer legitimate, for no government can protect the ecological environment of its citizens, no government can prevent the massive pollution of its territory by a polluted Earth, no government can prevent war or end weapons of mass destruction or effectively deal with terrorism. And, perhaps most basically, no government can any longer practice genuine democracy, for all governments today are some form of oligarchy, militarized security state, or outright dictatorship.
The rationale that once justified nation-state governments has evaporated. The nations insist on lawlessness, and living in a lawless world, for they recognize no enforceable laws above themselves, preferring to remain in a condition of de facto war where power and might rule rather than law and justice. It is truly said that “there is no peace without justice, no justice without law, and no law without government.” By denying government over themselves, the nations of the world are simultaneously denying both peace and justice as well.
The world is left with the moral, practical, and legal necessity and legitimacy of uniting under the Earth Constitution, the only truly legitimate authority left on Earth. The Parliament is actualizing the imperative, inherent in our human situation, for binding world law. This provisional world legislation serves as building blocks: elaborating, modeling, and extending the legitimacy, authority, and cogency of the emerging Earth Federation under the Earth Constitution.
the Provisional World Parliament
New Delhi, India, December 10-12, 2021
Legislative Drafting Guidelines
World Legislative Acts (WLAs) of the
Provisional World Parliament (PWP)
PWP session 1: Brighton, England, 1982:
PWP Session 2, New Delhi, India, 1985:
PWP session 3, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 1987:
WLA 9. Creation of the World Environment Ministry to deal with global problems of the planetary environment.
PWP sessions 4 and 5, Barcelona, Spain, 1996 and Malta, 2000:
PWP session 6, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2003:
WLA 13. World Peace Act.
This act specifies in detail the range of activities connected with illegal WMDs that are punishable under law.
WLA 14. World Security Act. Creates and elaborates the elements of the provisional world Enforcement System as this is defined under the Constitution.
WLA 15. Human Rights Court. This act defines in detail the nature of the Human Rights Court that is part of the World Supreme Court system under the Earth Constitution.
WLA 16. World Hydrocarbon Resource Act. Places the world’s hydrocarbon resources under the authority of the people of Earth.
WLA 17. Creates the Commission for Legislative Review and defines its functions for legislation pending before sessions of the provisional World Parliament.
WLA 18. Creation of the Provisional Office of World Revenue and defines its powers of taxation, etc.
PWP session 7, Chennai, India, December 2003:
WLA 19. Establishes a World Criminal Code Penalty Classification system.
Defines the procedures by which the government of the Earth Federation will establish reasonable global equity among all persons within the Earth Federation. Limits the possible range in disparity of income. Establishes a living minimum wage for all persons. Creates procedures for determining the salary schedules for members of the World Parliament.
PWP session 8, Lucknow, India, 2004:
WLA 26. Education Act.
Describes the broad requirements for all educational institutions receiving funding or support from the Earth Federation government.
Describes the rights of children and defines their limited degree of culpability for violations of world law.
Creates and defines this bench of the World Supreme Court system.
WLA 29. World Boundaries and Elections Administration is complemented by the creation of a Global People’s Assembly system to encourage active citizen participation in the Earth Federation government.
Defines water as belonging to the planet and as a right of every human being and other living beings. Articulates principles for fair access to water of high quality and reasonable quantity for everyone on Earth. Defines control of water systems that bridge national boundaries.
PWP session 9, Tripoli, Libya, 2006:
WLA 31. World Ombudsmus Act.
Creates the provisional World Ombudsmus and names the UN Commission on Human Rights to this branch of the Earth Federation government. Describes the extent and means of creating an effective human rights protection system for the people of Earth and defines its funding.
Creates a worldwide department of Conflict Resolution for the Earth Federation and outlines the methods, parameters, and obligations of this department to promote peace with justice everywhere on Earth.
Bans the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons or other explosive devices and outlines the scope and penalties of this planetary law.
Defines the scope of the ban on nuclear weapons and the obligations and methods for properly disposing of these weapons under law.
Mandates the World Health Organization (WHO), now empowered with Earth Federation funding and global support, to analyze, review, and report on all radiation research in the world and to recommend health based safety regulations.
Requires the U.S. to close it base in Guantanamo and, in consultation with the Cubans, convert the base to Earth Federation governmental territory.
The Parliament approved this memorandum to the Assembly of States Parties sponsoring the International Criminal Court, adapted from their own memorandum on privileges and immunities for the court but strengthened to those of a real court under a real constitution: the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
This act allocates world federal budgets (in Earth Currency) to the several agencies of the emerging Earth Federation to empower their operation.
PWP session 10, Kara, Togo, 2007:
This law requires appropriate accounting, disposition and retirement of illegal securities (all war-making investments and securities) to the World Disarmament Agency office of the Earth Federation Funding Corporation. It specifies grace periods and appropriate penalties for non-compliance.
Creates Indemnity Bonds to catalyze rapid divestment from bomb corporation stock, providing an economic incentive for individuals and corporations to convert their assets to non-weapons investments.
Requires stock markets worldwide to recognize and post the laws banning weapons production and investment. Allows the enforcement system to list the corporations being investigated for possible non-compliance.
Defines the rules and parameters for a guaranteed annual income for all adults within the Earth Federation in relation to income, job loss, age, etc.
PWP session 11, Nainital, India, 2009:
WLA 43. Human Trafficking Prohibition. Defines and prohibits both local and international trafficking in human beings.
Directs world courts in cases of arrest for civil disobedience to take the reasons for the civil disobedience into account.
Establishes an office within the World Ombudsmus for reducing red tape in government agencies and for streamlining efficiency in the light of justice, peace, and the welfare of individuals throughout the Earth Federation.
Prohibits clandestine paramilitary operations for the Earth Federation and all governments within the Federation. Prohibits government secrecy that provides impunity for violations of law.
Integrates United Nations agencies as well as national embassies and consulates worldwide into the Earth Federation system. Provides transition training and incentives.
PWP session 12, Kolkata, India, 2010:
Activates the provisional Collegium of World Judges to develop the world court system and begin a process of advocating and dispensing judgments under the authority of the Earth Constitution.
Sets the environmental and worker safety regulations for this currently very dangerous and environmentally destructive industry.
Defines decommissioning parameters in the case of accidents or failures of nuclear facilities and the parameters for systematic decommissioning of all currently running planets within the Earth Federation as well as negotiations for nuclear facilities in countries outside the Federation.
Defines necessary changes to the current world economic system to create sustainability and prosperity, prohibits financial speculation without productive value, and defines the parameters for converting all banking to a public utility for the people of Earth.
This act abolishes the legal status of “personhood” for all corporations and places all private corporations under the oversight of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade of the Earth Federation. Limits the uses of private wealth to unduly buy or influence elections or other political processes.
PWP 13, Lucknow, India, December 14-17, 2013:
This act is intended to work out the details to make transition to Earth Federation Membership as smooth as possible. It provides for nations, in consultation with Earth Federation officials, to work out a timetable, an analysis of constitutional arrangements and procedures, economic integration, etc.
This act prohibits the world government from using surveillance without a warrant, from embedding surveillance chips or equipment in consumer productions without the written consent of the consumer, and from any use of surveillance for political control or censorship purposes.
This legislative act protects the right of people to assemble. It bans the police dispersal of crowds through dangerous or potentially lethal means, including the use of tear gas. In many places on Earth, people’s right to assemble is being threatened by police dispersal of crowds gathered to protest injustices. This act protects our fundamental human right to protest.
This act sets up training in “dialogue directed toward mutual understanding” and “nonviolent communication skills” for all members of the World Parliament (once the Constitution comes into effect), including all three houses: Peoples, Nations, and Counsellors. It also promotes ways and arrangements to maximize good communication among these 1500 or so members of the World Parliament, who will be from all religions, all cultures, all nations, and all races.
WLA 58. Neonictinoid Ban. This act bans the manufacture and distribution of the main chemical that is believed to be killing bee populations around the world. If the bees die, we die.
This act sets up, under the Agency of the World Ombudsmus, worldwide truth and reconciliation commissions, working with local groups in conflict, to pacify conflicts everywhere on Earth and minimize the temptation to resort to violence.
This legislative act addressing police corruption. It bans the use of paid informants by government officials attempting to win cases against suspected lawbreakers. This ban addresses the widespread corruption, found in courtrooms around the world, in which government agents essentially pay people to give false testimony in order to secure convictions against those who may well be innocent.
This legislative act bans the terrible practice of fracking, which is widely known to destroy the Earth and pollute fresh water supplies wherever it is used for mining operations.
This act closes all fission power plants and generation and mandates procedures for converting to sustainable and safe forms of energy generation.
This act mandates the Earth Federation Government to support the development of cooperative, democratically run, sustainable communities worldwide, helping the world convert from the nightmare of unrestrained capitalism and undemocratic nation-state sovereignty.
Various amendments to earlier acts were also passed:
* Amendment to WLA29, striking allowance for private funding of campaigns for public office to the Earth Federation.
* Amendment to annex of WLA29, World Regions, to designate state of Haryana to pertain to World Region 14, instead of World Region 12.
* Amendment to Change name of World Central Bank to World Public Bank. (Various locations in world legislation.)
* Amendment for World Legislative Act Number 11, Article 15, for a World Federation Point System as a supplementary system of Earth Federation compensation
* 2013 World Federal Budget. Parliament Declaration of Hope and Justice.
PWP 14, Kolkata India, 27-29, 2015:
Amendments to World Legislative Act number 6: 06.04.2, 06.04.3, and 06.15 [posting forthcoming]
Amendments to World Legislative Act number 11: 11.15 and 11.16 [posting forthcoming]
WLA 66. (The Secretary of the Parliament has made this a placeholder)
WLA 67. Guideline call for Direct Popular Referendum regarding the Earth Constitution: [posting forthcoming]
Declaration of the 14th session of Parliament
We participants in the 14th session of the Provisional World Parliament stand in astonishment before a world apparently in the process of disintegration and self-destruction.
- Climate disruption is wreaking havoc everywhere on Earth.
- The ice caps and glaciers are melting and ocean levels rising.
- Ocean fisheries are collapsing and prime agricultural lands are fast disappearing from the Earth.
- Forests are disappearing and phytoplankton in the oceans as well (which constitute “the lungs of the Earth”).
- Meanwhile the nations of the world spend some 1.7 trillion dollars a year on militarism and war.
- The United States alone, spending nearly half of this sum, actively impedes conversion to peace and sustainability and has destroyed stable governments in country after country through its imperial policies: from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Iraq to Sudan to Libya to Yemen to Syria: the list of destroyed nations, involving untold millions of refugees and civilian deaths, goes on and on.
- The environments of all these countries and more has been significantly destroyed through wars and social chaos, and their capacity for converting to sustainability is becoming practically nil.
We participants in the 14th session of the World Parliament stand appalled at the levels of ignorance, hate, fear, and violence worldwide led by the sovereign nation-states, multinational corporations, banking conglomerates such as the World Bank and the IMF, and their lackeys within the United Nations.
We call upon all decent people worldwide to rise up in affirmation of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and the fulfillment of our genuine human potential for truth, compassion, love, justice, and harmony with one another and our planetary environment. There appears to be little time left for decisive action. We call upon all decent people across the globe to engage in a worldwide campaign for awareness of the Earth Constitution as our best option, our only realistic hope, and our only viable alternative to the decent into perdition, dystopia, and planetary destruction.
We call upon all residents of Earth to participate in the measured direct popular referendum regarding the Earth Constitution, described in part by the Guideline Call adopted by this 14th Session of World Parliament.
We call upon all people to affirm for the United Nations to merge under the constitutional limits of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth as prescribed in this 14th session of the Parliament.
We call upon all people to affirm the Global Sustainability Directorate established at this 14th session.
Let us draw upon the creative foundations of the universe for the wisdom, courage, and strength to place the Earth Constitution before the people of Earth before it is too late. We issue this declaration in peace and hope, with heavy yet determined hearts, on behalf of all humankind and for our precious Earth. We proclaim with one voice that this Earth Constitution embodies the most viable path to any decent human future.