Repeal "Missing Minors Act"

Repeal “Missing Minors Act”
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#131

Proposed by: Sanctaria

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #131: Missing Minors Act (Category: International Security; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: NOTING that the Missing Minors Act has good intentions;

RECOGNISING that GA#131 was intended as a replacement for a previously repealed resolution,

HOWEVER REALISING that the Act does not put in place effective measures for the finding of missing children,


ACKNOWLEDGES the following limitations of the resolution text:

»1: there is a lack of a clear distinction between a runaway and a missing child;

»2: the safety of a missing child is put in doubt due to the lack of details regarding a database and whether the public, including child abductors, would have access;

»3: it allows nations to reclassify what constitutes a minor in their nation, thereby enabling them to bypass the creation of an MCO, the main efficacy of this Act;

»4: while individual member nations are able to apply to the WA for funds, nations are merely “recommended” to provide adequate funding for MCOs, thereby allowing nations to evade the spirit of this Act by setting a substandard level of monetary funding;

»5: the resolution only applies when the custodian is unaware of the whereabouts of the minor, oblivious to the fact that some custodians neither care nor want said minors;

»6: the resolution doesn’t adequately deal with the situation when a child returns, of their own freewill or otherwise;


REPEALS GA #131, the Missing Minors Act. is the threatened resolution

NationStates • View topic - [PASSED] Repeal: Missing Minors Act is the GA forum thread over this.

Repeal “Missing Minors Act” was passed 6,446 votes to 1,996.