PROVISIONAL WORLD PARLIAMENT
World Legislative Acts for Parliament sessions
(All these acts are given
in full on the Institute on World Problems
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
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
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
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List of World Legislative
Acts (WLAs) of the Provisional World Parliament
(PWP) with links to the original acts.
PWP session 1: Brighton,
WLA 1. Prohibition of Weapons of Mass
WLA 2. Creation of the World Economic
Development Organization (WEDO).
WLA 3. Creation of the World Oceans and Seabeds'
Authority (in custody of the people of Earth,
not sovereign nations, nor multinational corporations).
WLA 4. Founding of the Graduate School of World
Problems and the World University System.
WLA 5. Act for establishing Provisional World
Courts under the authority of the World Supreme
Court System and Article 19 of the Earth
PWP Session 2, New Delhi,
WLA 6. Creation of the Emergency Earth Rescue
Administration (EERA) to take emergency measures
to restore and protect the planetary
WLA 7. Creation of the Earth Federation Funding
Corporation to fund the creation of a democratic
non-military federation under the Earth
WLA 8. Creation of the World Commission on
session 3, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 1987:
WLA 9. Creation of the World Environment
Ministry to deal with global problems of the
WLA 10. Creation of the World Hydrogen System
Authority to research and construct clean energy
systems based on hydrogen.
WLA 11. Creation of the Earth Financial Credit
Corporation as a division of the World Economic
Development Organization (WEDO).
sessions 4 and 5, Barcelona, Spain, 1996 and
WLA 12. Manifesto of 1996 and 2000: World
Government Starts with more than 70% of the
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
WLA 14. World Security Act. Creates and
elaborates the elements of the provisional world
Enforcement System as this is defined under the
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
session 7, Chennai, India, December 2003:
WLA 19. Establishes a World Criminal Code
Penalty Classification system.
WLA 20. Creates a World Bench for Criminal Cases
under the authority of the Earth Constitution.
WLA 21. Creates a Department of World Patents
and Intellectual Property Rights.
WLA 22. The Equity Act. 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.
WLA 23. Creates a Global Accounting and
WLA 24. Defines procedures and rules of
evidence for the World Bench on Criminal Cases.
WLA 25. Defines rules and laws for the
preservation of provisional world government
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.
WLA 27. Child Rights Acts. Describes the
rights of children and defines their limited
degree of culpability for violations of world
WLA 28. World Bench on Juvenile Cases.
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.
WLA 30. World Water Act. 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.
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.
WLA 32. Conflict Resolution Act. 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
WLA 33. Fissile Production Ban. Bans the
production of fissile materials for nuclear
weapons or other explosive devices and outlines
the scope and penalties of this planetary law.
WLA 34. Nuclear Weapons Dismantling
Procedure. Defines the scope of the ban on
nuclear weapons and the obligations and methods
for properly disposing of these weapons under
WLA 35. Nuclear Contamination Act.
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.
WLA 36. Quit Guantanamo Directive.
Requires the U.S. to close it base in Guantanamo
and, in consultation with the Cubans, convert
the base to Earth Federation governmental
WLA 37. Agreement on World Federal
Privileges and Immunities. 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.
WLA 38. Public Utilities. This act
allocates world federal budgets (in Earth
Currency) to the several agencies of the
emerging Earth Federation to empower their
PWP session 10, Kara, Togo,
WLA 39. Prohibition of Unauthorized
Destruction of Illegal Financial Instruments.
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
WLA 40. Indemnity Bonds.
Creates Indemnity Bonds to catalyze rapid
divestment from bomb corporation stock,
providing an economic incentive for individuals
and corporations to convert their assets to
WLA 41. Posting the Stock Law. 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
WLA 42. Universal Guaranteed Annual
Income. 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.
session 11, Nainital, India, 2009:
WLA 43. Human Trafficking Prohibition.
Defines and prohibits both local and
international trafficking in human beings.
WLA 44. Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Act.
Directs world courts in cases of arrest for
civil disobedience to take the reasons for the
civil disobedience into account.
WLA 45. Bureaucratic Efficiency Act.
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.
WLA 46. Clandestine Operations Prohibition
Act. Prohibits clandestine paramilitary
operations for the Earth Federation and all
governments within the Federation. Prohibits
government secrecy that provides impunity for
violations of law.
WLA 47. International Integration Act.
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,
WLA 48. Collegium of World Judges Act.
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
WLA 49. Shipbreaking Code.
Sets the environmental and worker safety
regulations for this currently very dangerous
and environmentally destructive industry.
WLA 50. Nuclear Power Plant Decommission
Fund. 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.
WLA 51. Economic Prosperity Act. 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.
WLA 52. Democracy Enhancement through
Corporation Personhood Prohibition 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
PWP session 13, Lucknow,
India, December 19-21, 2013:
Some proposed acts for this
Full texts are found at:
1) Bill for a: “Collegium
of World Legislators.” This bill would set 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).
(2) Bill for a: “Transition Process for National
Governments Joining the Earth Federation.” This
bill is intended to work out the details to make
transition to Earth Federation Membership as
smooth as possible.
(3) Bill for a: “Truth and Reconciliation
Commissions Act.” This bill would set up
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.
(4) Bill for a: "Surveillance Limitations Act."
This bill would prohibit 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
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