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by The Regional Nation of The Northern Light. . 139 reads.

Vote Against GA resolution Crime Victims Rights Act

General Assembly Vote Recommendation

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Resolution at Vote: Crime Victims Rights Act
Vote Recommendation: Against

Resolution Analysis

The Crime Victim Rights Act would require member nations to enact a set of rights aimed at protecting the victims of crime from the accused while encouraging their participation in the criminal justice system.


Though the Crime Vicrim Rights Act contains rights that the Ministry would like to see legislated on by the General Assembly, the Ministry notes a number of critical flaws in the resolution. These include the problematic definition of "Crime Victim" which would disqualify anyone alleged to have committed a crime stemming from the same incident, regardless of how frivilous the accusation may be. This allows criminals to circumvent the protections laid out with an unfounded accusation.

Furthermore, the resolution fails to define a number of terms that are nessicary to the functionality of this resolution, such as the qualifing terms for those permitted to assume these rights in the victims stead.

For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting against the resolution.

This voting recommendation was written in collaboration with our World Assembly Legislative League partners.

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