PROVISIONAL WORLD PARLIAMENT
World Constitution and Parliament Association
Africa Office: World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)
Lomé, Togo. Dr. Dominique Balouki tel. 228-900-0578
Asia Office: Chennai, India. Prof. R. Ananthanarayanan tel. 044 – 24939233
Costa Rica: Fundación CEPPA. Celina Garcia tel. 506-2234-0524
North America: 313 7th Avenue, Radford, VA 24141, USA.
President: Dr. Glen T. Martin
Secretary-General: Dr. Eugenia Almand, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to the
Thirteenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament
New Dates: December 14-17, 2013, Lucknow, India
Hosted by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, Founder/Manager of CMS, Lucknow and Vice-President of WCPA, at the World Unity Convention Center of CMS, Lucknow
Some WCPA/IOWP spokespersons making
Some WCPA/IOWP spokespersons making this call:
Eugenia Almand, J.D., Earth, Secretary-General, WCPA
Ananthanarayanan, General Secretary, WCPA
Professor R. Ananthanarayanan, General Secretary, WCPA Asia Wing
Dr. Dominique Balouki , Togo, Coordinator for Africa
Ms. Esther Boumbere,
Togo, President, North Togo Chapter
Ms. Esther Boumbere, Togo, President, North Togo Chapter
Dr. Santi Nath Chattopadhyay, India, Vice-President, WCPA
Puan Sri Datin Seri N. Saraswathy Devi,
Advocates & Solicitors Malaya, Malaysia,
Honorary Sponsor, Provisional World Parliament
Puan Sri Datin Seri N. Saraswathy Devi, Advocates & Solicitors Malaya, Malaysia, Honorary Sponsor, Provisional World Parliament
Ms. Zaklina Dimovska,
Macedonia, Vice-President, WCPA
Ms. Zaklina Dimovska, Macedonia, Vice-President, WCPA
Mr. Kevin Edds,
USA, IOWP Vice-President
Mr. Kevin Edds, USA, IOWP Vice-President
Mr. Joseph Ekpetchou,
Togo, President, South Togo Chapter
Mr. Joseph Ekpetchou, Togo, President, South Togo Chapter
Dr. Jagdish Gandhi,
India, Vice-President, WCPA
Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, India, Vice-President, WCPA
Prof. Dr. Minira
Garayeva, Azerbaijan, President,
Prof. Dr. Minira Garayeva, Azerbaijan, President, Azerbaijan Chapter
Lic. Celina Garcia, Costa Rica, Vice-President, WCPA
Mr. Peter Graves-Goodman, Webmaster, www.worldparliament-gov.org website
Dr. Dauji Gupta, India, Vice-President, WCPA
Mr. Mahbubul Islam, Bangladesh, WCPA Youth Coordinator
Dr. Nalin Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka, President Sri Lanka Chapter WCPA
Mr. ChoodaMani Kadel, Nepal, President Nepal Chapter
Justice A.P. Misra, former Supreme Court Justice, India, Honorary Sponsor, Provisional World Parliament
Dr. Roger Kotila,
USA, Vice-President, WCPA
Dr. Roger Kotila, USA, Vice-President, WCPA
Rev. Nomhle Mahlawe, South Africa, Vice-President, WCPA
Dr. Glen T. Martin,
USA, President, WCPA
Dr. Glen T. Martin, USA, President, WCPA
Mensah, Ghana, President, Ghana Chapter
Bishop Emmanuel Mensah, Ghana, President, Ghana Chapter WCPA
Dr. Patricia Murphy, USA, Chair Int. Advisory Board IPPNO
Dr. Preeti Shankar,
India, WCPA Liaison, Lucknow and northern India
Dr. Preeti Shankar, India, WCPA Liaison, Lucknow and northern India
Dr. Phichai Tovivich, Thailand, Vice-President, WCPA
To all world citizens and persons concerned about the future of humanity–
The World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), organizing agent for the Provisional World Parliament, has arranged the Thirteenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament for Lucknow, India, December 14-16, 2013. The Parliament is hosted at the World Unity Center by Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and the City Montessori School of Lucknow (CMS) immediately following the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World.
We issue this call in conformance with Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth recognizes the legal right of the people of Earth to begin Provisional World Government until such time as the Earth Constitution has been fully ratified under the provisions set forth in Article 17.
The developing Earth Federation Movement (EFM) is expressed in these historic parliaments held in Brighton, England (1982), New Delhi, India (1985), Miami Beach, USA (1987), Barcelona, Spain (1996), Malta (2001), Bangkok, Thailand (March 2003), Chennai, India (December 2003), Lucknow, India (2004), Tripoli, Libya (2006), Lomé, Togo (2007), Nainital, India (2009), and Kolkata, India (2011). The Thirteenth Session in Lucknow will be such an historic event: we are building a truly new world order within the shell of the old!!
Today’s world situation calls for a World Parliament to continually build the body of world law, modeling for the rest of the world the way human problems are properly addressed. It also demands immediate action to establish democratic world government in accordance with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. Global climate change continues to create disaster for peoples everywhere and is getting worse each day. Global weapons of mass destruction continue to threaten the existence of life on Earth. Depleted uranium weapons used massively in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to poison our planetary environment forever. Global tyranny under the world’s superpower increases daily. The resources of the Earth (land, forests, fisheries, clean water) disappear at astonishing rates. Pollution and toxic waste contaminate ever larger portions of the Earth. We must act now!
The Parliament considers provisional world legislation. It is not a mere conference inviting endless speeches. Details of registration are below. Information will also be posted on these websites: www.worldproblems.net. www.wcpa.biz, www.earthfederation.info, www.radford.edu/gmartin.and www.worldparliament-gov.org.
Both Observers to the parliament and Delegates are welcome! Both may participate actively in the proceedings. Observers register for the Parliament the same as delegates, but are not personal signatories to the Earth Constitution, recognizing it has the highest law for planet Earth. Delegates have signed the Earth Constitution and may therefore vote on pending legislation before the Parliament. Both Observers and Delegates may speak, but only Delegates may vote on the bills. Both are equally welcome at the Parliament.
Register with the World Constitution and Parliament Association, 313 Seventh Ave., Radford VA, 24141, USA
Dr. Glen T. Martin, President. Fax: +540-639-4320. Email: email@example.com
A registration form and the pending legislative agenda are linked to at this site.
SOME KEY WEBSITES FOR OUR WORK:
Free Registration for the Provisional World Parliament
Guests (delegates and observers) must cover their own transportation costs to Lucknow. The City Montessori School will supply room and board for international guests for the time of the Parliament. Guests from within India must find lodging locally outside the World Unity Center because of space limitations.
Provisional World Parliament Registration
Complete street address
Phone. Email. Fax.
Passport number. Expiration Date. India Visa Number.
Choose one: Delagate____________ or Observer_____________
State whether you wish to be a delegate or an observer (see below), send
to: Dr. Glen T. Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate or Oberver?
You may register for the Parliament as either an observer or a delegate. Observers are not required to recognize the Constitution for the Federation of Earth as the supreme law for the Earth. They may speak as part of the Parliament according to parliamentary rules but may not vote on legislation or resolutions. Delegates have pledged allegiance to the Earth Constitution and may therefore vote on proposed legislation or resolutions under the authority of Article 19 of the Constitution. Both delegates and observers are welcome!
A Pledge of Allegiance to the Federation of Earth
I pledge allegiance to the Constitution for the Federation of Earth,
And to the Republic of free world citizens for which it stands,
One Earth Federation, protecting by law the rich diversity of the Earth’s citizens,
One Earth Federation, protecting the precious ecology of our planet.
I pledge allegiance to the World Parliament representing all nations and peoples,
And to the democratic processes by which it proceeds,
One law for the Earth, with freedom and equality for all,
One standard of justice, with a bill of rights protecting each.
I pledge allegiance to the future generations protected by the Earth Constitution,
And to the unity, integrity, and beauty of humankind,
living in harmony on the Earth,
One Earth Federation, conceived in love, truth, and hope,
with peace and prosperity for all.
Printed Name_______________________ Country_______________
Proposing Legislative Acts and Resolutions
The Provisional World Parliament (PWP) considers proposed legislative acts (bills) and parliamentary resolutions. Any person who is signatory to the Earth Constitution may propose bills for consideration by the Parliament.
Delegates at the session of Parliament will also formulate a resolution expressing the views of that session of the PWP, to be voted on the final day of proceedings.
Those wishing to propose a bill should study the body of legislation already passed by the Parliament so as to avoid duplication. This legislation may be found at www.worldproblems.net. Bills must also conform to the Earth Constitution.
Second, those wishing to propose a bill should use proper parliamentary form and drafting conventions. Links to proper parliamentary conventions can be found at this same website.
Proposed legislation must be submitted at least
60 days in advance of the session for review
to the Legislative Drafting Committee headed by
Dr. Eugenia Almand:
The deadline for this session is 10 October 2013.
The deadline for this session is 10 October 2013.
Once the legislative proposal has passed review and met these requirements, it will be as soon as possible before the session of Parliament at the major websites, especially www.worldproblems.net, www.wcpa.biz, and www.radford.edu/gmartin.
There are about 8 new legislative proposals pending. Here are four of the proposed provisional world legislative acts currently posted for the Parliament:
Provisional World Parliament
13th Session, December 14-17, 2013
World Unity Convention Center, City Montessori School of Lucknow
Hosts: Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, Dr. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
Note: proposed legislative acts for the Parliament will be posted as available at www.worldproblems.net.
Delegates are expected to study them prior to the Parliament meetings. meetings.
During times the Parliament is not meeting, delegates should attend the Plenary Sessions of the International Conference of Chief Justices
December 13: most out of town delegates and guests expected to arrive.
December 14: 2:00-5:00 pm Room 7 Opening Ceremonies
2:00-2:15. Dr. Glen T. Martin, President of the Parliament, declares the Parliament open
2:15-2:30 Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth Constitution
2:30-3:00 Dr. Jagdish Gandhi, welcome address
3:00-3:30 Head of UP legislature or other dignitary.
3:30-3:45 Sri Datin Seri N. Saraswathy Devi
3:45-4:00 Dr. Dauji Gupta
4:00-4:20 Dr. Eugenia Almand, Secretary of the Parliament, reviews procedures and legislative agenda before this session of Parliament.
Bills introduced as possible World Legislative Acts (WLAs). (Drafts of these bills have been reviewed by the Legislative Drafting Committee and posted on-line at www.worldproblems.net.)
4:20-5:00 WLA 53 Transition Process of National Governments joining the Earth Federation under Article 17 of the Constitution.
December 15: 11:30-1:00 Room 7 Morning Legislative Session
WLA 54: Remedies and Corrections bill
WLA 55: Surveillance Limitations bill
December 15: 2:00 to 3:30. Room 7 Afternoon Legislative Session
WLA 56: Crowd Dispersal Ban bill
WLA 57: Collegium of World Legislators bill
December 16: 11:30 to 1:00 Room 7. Morning Legislative Session
WLA 64: Women’s Family Planning and Personal Sovereignty bill – Laura George
WLA 65: Education and Youth Citizenship bill – Riccardoe DiDone
December 16: 2:00 to 3:30. Room 7 Afternoon Legislative Session
WLA 60: Paid Informant Ban bill
WLA 61: Fracking Ban bill
December 16: 9:00 to 10:00 Room 7 Working session on the draft Resolution for PWP 13.
December 17: 9:00 to 1:00 pm Room 7 Morning Session
WLA 58: Neonictinoid Ban bill
WLA 59: Truth and Reconciliation bill
WLA 62: Fission Power Generation Closure bill
WLA 63: Planetary Homestead bill
· Consideration of any tabled matter from this session of Parliament.
· Adjustment of Budget to fund current session legislation: Dr. Eugenia Almand
December 17: 4:00 to 7:00 pm Room 7 Closing Ceremonies and Convention Call
4:00-4:30 Call for a Founding Ratification Convention: Eugenia Almand, Glen T. Martin.
Distribution and discussion of Protocols for a Founding Ratification Convention.
4:30-5:00 Discussion and approval of the Declaration of the 13th Session of Parliament
5:00-5:30 Dr. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon: “Our Planetary Environment and the Rule of Law”
5:30-6:00 Catalina Ortiz Monasterio Ruge and Tiahoga Ruge Scheffer on behalf of Dr. Reinhart Ruge, WCPA Honorary President for Life.
6:00-6:30 Guest Speaker?
6:30-7:00 Thanks to supporters and delegates. Plans for the Future of the Parliament and the Earth Federation Movement. Glen T. Martin
December 18: Possible press conference. Many guests to depart.
Summaries of some of the above bills:
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
(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 purposes.
Texts of Proposed Provisional
World Legislative Acts as they become available.
Executive Summary of main provisions of the
CONSTITUTION FOR THE
FEDERATION OF EARTH
The Constitution for the Federation of Earth was developed and adopted by 4 sessions of World Constituent Assembly meeting around the world in 1968, 1977, 1979 & 1991, all organized by WCPA. The process of ratification by the peoples and nations of Earth under Article 17 is currently under way.
Broad functions of Earth
are the following:
Basic structure of Earth
is the following:
This Earth Constitution
grants Earth Federation
the jurisdiction and powers necessary to ensure
the effective broad functions of the Earth
Federation. Earth Federation must have no
military power, but may use world legislation,
administration, education, finance, civil police
enforcement system, world court system,
ombudsmus public defense and other regulatory
powers to ensure effective enforcement of world
World Parliament composes
of three legislative houses,
to consider, adopt, amend and repeal World
* Nations appoint or elect House of Nations.
* University students and faculty of World Regions nominate regional candidates from anywhere for House of Counselors. People of Earth may launch initiatives for world legislation, and may vote on referendums submitted from World Parliament.
6. World Parliament elects and supervises a World Executive and an Executive Cabinet of 30 ministers, all MPs. The World Executive may neither veto nor suspend the World Parliament nor the Earth Constitution. The World Executive has no military power.
7. The 30 Cabinet Ministers and Vice Presidents head the World Administration of about 30 ministries.
8. Broad functions that naturally duplicate within each ministry integrate in agencies of the Integrative Complex.
9. Benches form a World Judiciary, including World Supreme Court, Regional World Courts and District World Courts, having mandatory jurisdiction over different kinds of issues.
10. The Enforcement System. World Parliament elects an Office of World Attorneys General with 5 World Attorneys General and commission of 20 Regional World Attorneys, to head non-military Enforcement System. World Police apprehend individual suspected lawbreakers. World Parliament regulates World Police, which shall follow due process, and obtain warrants for search & arrests.
11. World Ombudsmus. House of Counselors nominates and World Parliament elects a World Ombudsmus Council of 5 World Ombudsen and Commission of 20 Regional World Advocates to protect human rights and ensure proper government functioning.
12. Bill of Rights guarantees inalienable human rights, including all those customarily guaranteed by civil nations: equal rights, equal protection, freedom of expression, association & religion, habeas corpus rights, universal suffrage, property, privacy, & other prohibitions against government intrusions.
13. Directive Principles of 19 sections list additional civil rights and benefits to be guaranteed and implemented over time for all people.
15. World Parliament establishes five world capitals in 5 Continental Divisions:
16. The people of Earth have ownership and Earth Federation has jurisdiction of all oceans from 20 kilometers offshore, the sea beds, vital straits, channels, canals, the Moon and the atmosphere from 1 km. above the general surface of the land.
17. Earth Constitution implements by stages: Provisional Earth Federation, before 25 countries or before World Districts including 10% of world population have ratified.
First Operative Stage, when 25 countries or World Districts including 10% of world population have ratified, or equivalent mix. Second Operative Stage, when 50% of countries and World Districts including 50% of world population have ratified, or equivalent mix.
Full Operative Stage, when 80% of countries, comprising 90% of world population, have ratified.
18. People may initiate amendment procedures of the Earth Constitution.
19. Provisional World Parliament may adopt world legislation prior to first operative stage, subject to re-confirmation by World Parliament. Provisional World Government may begin.
* * * * * * *
The Constitution for the Federation of Earth has been translated into 23 languages and is available in several languages on the Institute on World Problems website: www.worldproblems.net.
It is published as a separate volume by the Institute for Economic Democracy Press: