Repeal: “Protection of Airspace”

General Assembly Resolution #464 “Protection of Airspace” (Category: Regulation; Area of Effect: Transportation) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Recognising that while Article 2a of GA#464 protects each member state’s control “over their territorial airspace with regards to the movement of aircraft,” it excludes “any World Assembly regulations regarding civilian aircraft protections” regardless of when those regulations may have been made,

Noting that while this exclusion was likely a good-faith attempt to prevent the target resolution from overriding GA#342 “Civilian Aircraft Accord,” it does not prevent any future WA regulation of civilian aircraft that it would not be allowed to make in the target’s absence, making it useless in these regards,

Rather confuzzled at Article 2b’s declaration that “[a]ll aircraft registered under International Transport Safety Committee (ITSC) regulations shall have the right to fly in international airspace,” even though no resolution has established a process by which an aircraft may be “registered” with the ITSC and GA#34 “International Transport Safety” already requires nearly all aircraft that uses international aerospace to follow ITSC standards, and

Hopeful that future resolutions seeking to protect national control of territorial aerospace will do so properly and robustly, rather than simply talk up the need for solutions that do not seriously materialise…

The General Assembly hereby repeals GA#464 “Protection of Airspace.”

More info here: NationStates • View topic - [AT VOTE] Repeal GA#464 "Protection of Airspace"

This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

Repeal “Protection of Airspace” was passed 8,376 votes to 2,647.