Project 1 Details
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 Fourteenth Session of the Provisional World Parliament for Kolkata, India, December 28-29, 2015. The Parliament is hosted by the International Society for Intercultural Study and Research (ISISAR), based in Kolkata.
We issue this call in conformance with Article 19 of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, which 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), Kara, Togo (2007), Nainital, India (2009), Kolkata, India (2011) and Lucknow, India (2013). The Fourteenth 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.earth-constitution.org. www.worldproblems.net. www.wcpa.biz,www.earthfederation.info, www.radford.edu/gmartin, and www.worldparliament-gov.org.
Registration for the Provisional World Parliament and World Peace Thinkers and Writers Meet
Conference theme: "Religions, Cultural Harmony, and Peace"
You may wish to submit a paper on this topic.
You may wish to attend the World Peace Conference without participating in the Parliament.
Guests (delegates and observers) must cover their own transportation costs to and from Kolkata. Registration cost (including room and board) for the entire World Thinkers and Writers Peace Meet, payable in advance is:
1) $400 for guests from developed countries and $250 for developing countries before September 30, 2015/ and $500/$300 after September 30.
2) Rs 5000 for guests from India and SAARC countries before September 30, 2015/ Rs 7000 after September 30.
The Registration fee should be paid by BANK DRAFT against ISISAR (International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research) or by other legitimate form of prepayment. Please also submit other particulars like NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, PASSPORT NUMBER, NAME OF PAPER, etc.
Registrants may, if they wish, submit a paper within the theme of "Religions, Cultural Harmony, and Peace."
Register for the World Peace Thinkers Meet with Dr. Santi Nath Chattopadhyay,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Uttoron, 22, S K Deb Road, 4th Bye Lane, Kolkata 70048, India.
· Guests arrive normally on Dec.26 and leave on Jan. 1st.
· Registration includes all room and board for this period.
· Dec.27th: Inauguration of Peace Meet and Parliament.
· Dec. 28th and 29th: full day Parliament and other sessions.
· Dec. 30th and 31st morning: IPPNO sessions.
· Dec. 31st afternoon: valedictory sessions.
· Each evening will include symposiums or cultural programs.
Separate registration for the
Provisional World Parliament (no additional cost):
See the registration form on the page below. You must state whether you wish to be a delegate or an observer (please see the note below), and send all information to
Dr. Glen T. Martin: email@example.com Fax: 001-540-639-4320.
313 Seventh Ave., Radford, VA, 24141, USA
Full name. Country. Complete street address.
Phone. Email. Fax. Organization. Position.
Delegate____________ (or) Observer_____________
State whether you wish to be a delegate or an observer (see below):
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!
To register as a delegate, sign, and send in the Pledge:
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.
Signature __________________________ Date____________
Printed Name _______________________________________
Complete address and country__________________________
Send to Dr. Glen T. Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 313 Seventh Ave., Radford VA, 24141, USA
What are Provisional World Legislative Acts?
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.
Third, proposed legislation must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the session for review to the Legislative Drafting Committee (by October 1, 2015). This committee is headed by Dr. Eugenia Almand: email@example.com.
Once the legislative proposal has passed review and met these requirements, it will be posted as soon as possible before the session of Parliament at the major websites, especially www.world problems.net,www.wcpa.biz, and www.radford.edu/gmartin.
Executive Summary of main provisions
of the Earth Constitution
CONSTITUTION FOR THE 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.
From the Preamble:
Conscious of our obligation to posterity to save Humanity from imminent and total annihilation;
Conscious that Humanity is One despite the existence of diverse nations, races, creeds, ideologies and cultures and that the principle of unity in diversity is the basis for a new age when war shall be outlawed and peace prevail; when the earth's total resources shall be equitably used for human welfare; and when basic human rights and responsibilities shall be shared by all without discrimination;
Conscious of the inescapable reality that the greatest hope for the survival of life on earth is the establishment of a democratic world government;
We, citizens of the world, hereby resolve to establish a world federation to be governed in accordance with this constitution for the Federation of Earth.
1. Broad functions of Earth Federation are the following:
2. Basic structure of Earth Federation is the following:
3. Organs of the Earth Federation are the following:
4. 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 law.
5. World Parliament composes of three legislative houses, to consider, adopt, amend and repeal World Legislation.
* 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 referenda 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 theIntegrative 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.
14. To the Nations, the Earth Federation guarantees the following: full faith and credit to public acts, records, legislation and judicial proceedings of member nations; nations retain jurisdiction over internal affairs; asylum for refuge seekers from nations not in Earth Federation
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.
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he 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 (with an introduction and commentary by Dr. Glen T. Martin) by the Institute for Economic Democracy Press: www.ied.info.
"Let us raise a standard to which
the wise and honest can repair."