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Resolutions & Mandates

O.I.P. Resolutions are similar to the ones produced by the United Nations in the 20th century. There are two types of O.I.P. resolution: binding resolutions (over which a veto power can be exercised by the four veto-holding powers), and non-binding mandates (over which vetoes can be overturned if the majority of the Grand Assembly feel that it is an unjust veto) that affect member nations to the extent authorized by the Treaty on Interstellar Peace that formed the O.I.P. Binding resolutions must be implemented by all member states and/or the member state it specifically adresses, while non-binding mandates can be implemented optionally by member states. Most resolutions tend to be non-binding due to the many political views that exist within the O.I.P. Resolutions are passed either by committees (such as the Committee on Intergalactic Peace and Security, the Committee on the Rights of Sentient Life) or by the O.I.P Grand Assembly. Resolutions can be proposed by any member state of the O.I.P. Depending on the type of issue, the specificity of the issue, and the parties affected by the issue, the resolution will be tagged onto the discussion schedule of either a committee or the Grand Assembly.

Resolutions with numbers 0000 are passed by the O.I.P Grand Assembly and resolutions with numbers 000.000 are passed by the Committees.

General Mandates are binding documents passed through committees but able to be overturned by the OIP Grand Assembly. With numbers 0000.000, General Mandates can only be issued by the so-called permanent committees of the Organisation for Interstellar Peace. The Permanent committees by the dawn of the 26th Century were the Commitees on the Rights of Sentient Life, the Environment, the PeaceForce Governing Council, the Commitee on the fight against Poverty, the Commitee on Disease Control, and the Commitee on Sustainable Development.

Special Mandates are different entities. These are produced by specially established committees (Known as Special Comittees) of inquiry that look in to a certain issue. The veto power can be exercised, however overwhelming majority decision can see that the veto is overturned. The last example of an OIP Mandate was Mandate 4169, passed by a committee set up to investigate the Terran colonisation program, "Project: Atlas." Mandates are different from resolutions in that the committee they come from is smaller than the Grand Assembly, only the four major powers and 15 smaller states can sit on this committee. These mandates do not require approval by the Grand Assembly. Abstentions are not entertained in the special committees.

Previous OIP Resolutions

OIPC/132/414/234.234 - Organisation for Interstellar Peace Committee 132 (Committee to Discuss Rights of Power in the OIP Assembly by Way of Population/Economic Strength/Military Size) 2414 Resolution 234.234 - A committee produced resolution, later adopted in the O.I.P Grand Assembly (unbeknownst to the smaller systems of the consequences) which weakened the voting powers of many star systems, whilst promoting those of a select few organisations. Any attempts to change back have been vetoed by the major powers.

OIPC/132/414/234.234A - Organisation for Interstellar Peace Committee 132 (Committee to Discuss Rights of Power in the OIP Assembly by Way of Population/Economic Strength/Military Size) 2414 Resolution 234.234 (Amendments) - The original resolution was expanded to include more issues, further enraging the smaller systems as this time they had very little means of stopping the major powers from getting away with it.

OIPA/430/IM/4999 - Organisation for Interstellar Peace Assembly 2430 Individual Member-Related Resolution 4999 - Called for the Dividian Nation to grant self-determination to the outpost of Gor III. This outpost elected to join the Rosebourg Monarchy.

Previous OIP Mandates

OIPSC14-9/501/TDR/4169 - Organisation for Interstellar Special Committee 14-9 2501 Terran Democratic Republic-Related Mandate 4169 - This mandate was the one that sparked off the Second Terran/Gohorn War. Passed through a Special Comittee, 18 votes in favour, one against (the TDR, whose veto was overturned) the mandate called for an immediate halt to "Project: Atlas" pending a full inquiry to be carried out by the O.I.P Judicial department.

OIPPC-E/484/OIP/1777.111 - Permament Organisation for Interstellar Peace Committee on the Environment. This mandate was passed in order to extend greatly the list of OIP protected species. The protection of the Delibian Moth was particularly documented as a result of this mandate.

OIPPC-RSL/484/OIP/2734.323 - Permanent Organisation for Interstellar Peace Commitee on the Rights of Sentient Life. This mandate authorised the deployment of PeaceForce forces on Jul II as part of a peacekeeping mission to calm differences between the Dividian majority and the Rosebourg-Terran minority present on the planet. The General Assembly ended the mandate when it was clear that the peacekeeping mission wasn't helping to alleviate the situation.

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