Amendment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


  • ECoJ

    Councilors, I feel it is fair point to be concerned about expropriation for purposes of public utility, such as new power lines, railroads and so on being effectively impossible to construct under this admendment. No amendment will be able to prevent abuses and excesses from governments. Though I feel the admendements I will lay out will adequately address this issue. Nations should, through the proper processes have some sort of avenue to commit to local construction efforts in desperate need of it, without having to go through the arduous process of getting unwilling people off of land that is needed for the public.

    The Councillor from Leagio's amendment falls somewhat short to my standards and what I feel, should be the standards of a humane Europe. It is both too open ended at once too restrictive on the people it protects. Most laws, at least from my experience from days as Committee Chairman, refer to 'protected statuses' in addition to any other statuses that the bill may want to emphasize. Hence I propose this admendment:

    Amendment II

    III. Population transfer, defined as the forcible movement, imposed by an authority, of a large group of people from one region to another, for reasons relating to innate characteristics of a group including: a group's culture, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs or other protected statuses as outlined in the UDoHR, is recognized as a violation of the right of freedom of movement and is thus prohibited.


    Next the first Admendement presented by the Councilor was too open ended for what purposes can a government relocate people. Under this amendment its perhaps possible to relocate a group of people without violating this Admendment. For example, we could have a scenario where a government may forcibly relocate people in an area due to political reasons. For example if say, my government tomorrow had a Fascist in power, they could theoretically commit population transfer everyone in Kazmurbirha or even some small village of strategic importance just because the city has growing to be favorable to left-wingers. Though some may find it unlikely, it is always wise to remain vigilant over the unlikely. Because any learned person of history knows the unusual is often what put the strength of a social order to the test. Thus to strengthen this amendment, it should be added that the only circumstance that will be exempt from this provision will be when the government has demonstrated that there is an actual public need to relocate people. In other words, Eminent Domain:

    Admendment III

    IV. Eminent Domain, also synonymous with Land Acquisition, Compulsory Purchase, Expropriation, or Resumption for the uses for tangible public utility shall be exempt from the third clause of this section.


    Tony Odhinazen
    EU Councilor, Ruthund



  • We declare ourselves against the first amendment, is too general. Our constitution prohibits to force the movement of one or a group of people beyond 250 kilometers of their usual live place of this citizens

    We think that the idea of the Ruthund Councilior is better, is more concret and the idea is the same

    Imagine if the Republic decide to close a marginal zone of one city, we have to move the pople who lives there to another places, or for example ilegal inmigrants, we have to recoloc them temporarily in other places of the same city or of the country

    So the first amendment is too general and
    prevents us from doing it, is a good idea but its generality could prevent some social and security ideas

    So our country will not vote to the first amendment of the point but we will acept without any problem the idea of the last Councilor


    Nicolás Fernández Pérez
    Councilor of the Left-Handed Democratic Republic


  • EU

    I agree with the Councillor of Leagio amendment is more coherent.

    Emma Granger
    Councillor for Montenbourg


  • EU

    Debate is now over. It is time to vote on amendments. The Council shall vote on amendments until 1400 GMT on February 23nd, 2021. There are three amendments:

    Amendment 1: (Proposed by Francis Plessis)

    III. Population transfer, defined as the forcible movement, imposed by an authority, of a large group of people from one region to another, for reasons relating to a groups culture, religion, sexual orientation, and political beliefs is recognized as a violation of the right of freedom of movement and is thus prohibited.

    Amendment II (Proposed by Tony Odhinazen)

    III. Population transfer, defined as the forcible movement, imposed by an authority, of a large group of people from one region to another, for reasons relating to innate characteristics of a group including: a group's culture, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs or other protected statuses as outlined in the UDoHR, is recognized as a violation of the right of freedom of movement and is thus prohibited.

    Admendment III (Proposed by Tony Odhinazen)

    IV. Eminent Domain, also synonymous with Land Acquisition, Compulsory Purchase, Expropriation, or Resumption for the uses for tangible public utility shall be exempt from the third clause of this section.


    I vote FOR Amendments II and III and AGAINST Amendment I.

    Charles Michel
    Council Speaker and Councilor for Fremet


  • EU

    I vote FOR amendments II and III and AGAINST amendment I.

    Donald Tusk
    Deputy Speaker and Councillor for Spain


  • ECoJ

    I vote FOR Amendments II and III and against Amendment I.

    Tony Odhinazen
    EU Councilor, Ruthund


  • EU

    United Duchies votes against all amendments



  • The Left-Handed Democratic Republic vote FOR amendements II and III and againts the amendment I


  • Commission

    The Empire of Inimicus votes AGAINST amendment 1 and FOR amendments 2 and 3.

    Sir Augustus Barrington
    *Empire of Inimicus


  • Commission

    I vote AGAINST Amendment I and FOR Amendment II and III.


    Councillor Aylin Gökçen of Alkharya


  • EU

    I vote FOR Amendments II and III and AGAINST Amendment I.

    Václav Kohout
    Councillor for Czech Slavia


  • EU

    I vote FOR Amendment III and AGAINST Amendments I and II.

    Cllr Tupac Shakur


  • EU

    I vote FOR amendments II and III and AGAINST amendment I.

    Emma Granger
    Councillor for Montenbourg


  • EU

    I vote AGANIST all ammendments

    Adam Karlssen
    *Councillor for Mennrimiak


  • EU

    Voting on the amendments has CLOSED.

    With 0 votes for, 9 votes against, and no abstentions, Amendment 1 has FAILED.
    With 8 votes for, 3 votes against, and no abstentions, Amendment 2 has PASSED.
    With 9 votes for, 2 votes against, and no abstentions, Amendment 3 has PASSED.

    The legislation has been updated to reflect the passed amendments.
    Final voting begins NOW and will last until 26 February 2021 at 20h00 GMT.


    On behalf of the Kingdom of Fremet, I vote FOR this measure, as amended.

    Charles Michel
    Council Speaker and Councilor for the Kingdom of Fremet


  • Commission

    The Imperial Government votes FOR this Amendmendment.

    Cllr Sir Augustus Barrington
    Empire of Inimicus


  • EU

    On behalf of the United Duchies, I vote FOR this measure, as amended.
    James Mizrachi-Roscoe
    Councillour for United Duchies


  • EU

    On behalf of the Kingdom of Montenbourg, I vote FOR this measure, as amended.

    Emma Granger
    Councillour for Montenbourg


  • ECoJ

    On behalf of the Realm of Great Ruthund, I vote FOR this Amendment to the UDoHR.

    Tony Odhinazen
    EU Councilor, Ruthund



  • On behalf of the Union of Syndicates, I vote FOR this amendment

    Kelarōn Juvinal
    Councillor for the Union of Syndicates


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