A UN-blessed but democratic world constituent assembly?

How to initiate a World Constituent Assembly “within the UN”  but independent of UN Security Council veto holders’ undemocratic influence.


STEP 1. A Open Transnational Constituent Assembly Caucus is established at the UN General Assembly.

– It is open for all nations to join without restrictions or requirements.
– It may be started by as low as X (30?) of nations, representing at least Y(20?) percent of world population.
– Through the establishment of such Caucus, its members agree to substantially finance and initiate extensive and prolonged deliberative discussions, among national and transnational representative social, institutional, political and religious actors, aimed at the creation of a new Transnational Organization through the democratic drafting of “Rules for the Election of an Open Transnational Constituent Assembly“(or “the Rules”).
– Caucus Members will enforceably commit to a very high level of religious, economic and cultural diversity among future joining members, as well as to weighted voting to compensate for the eventual remaining diversity gap.
Members of the Caucus actively promote and lobby the joining of more nations, individual citizens (!) and other representative national and global actors. All joining applications are automatically accepted on the basis of the basic requirements that national regime commits to protect – exclusively in regards to uniquely global political issues and in the context of its citizens participation in such transnational constituent processes – to international standards, the freedom of speech, privacy of communications, and right to secret vote of the overwhelming majority of its citizens.

STEP 2.

As membership in the Caucus reaches 30% of members of the UNGA, the Caucus starts lobbying other members of the UNGA to approve a resolution create an adjunct body to be called the Open Transnational Constituent Assembly, according to the UN Charter article 22 . Such lobbying will continue and intensify

STEP 3.
As the number of joining nations increases and, eventually, reaches 50% of UN member nations and 50% of world population, then:
Members of the Caucus will propose and approve the above mentioned UNGA resolution, if it has not been already approved.
— A final round of Z years of deliberative discussions and further expanded constituent processes, leads to the ratification of Final “Rules for the Election of an Open Transnational Constituent Assembly”

STEP 4.

All nations whose citizens approve the Final Rule, through Caucus-managed popular referendums, will become official Members of the Open Transnational Constituent Assembly, and will each be enforceably bound to its resulting Constitutional Treaty. In fact, the eventual choice by any nation to refuse to fully honor its commitment to the resulting Constitutional Treaty, or to abandon the treaty before 10 years from its approval have elapsed, will be strongly discouraged through severe economic penalties and other sanctions to be imposed on the violating nation by all other members.

STEP 5+.
Whatever will be democratically determined by the new organization.


For more info, feedback or to donate 50 or more million dollars to deploy this plan, please contact:

Rufo Guerreschi
rg@telematicsfreedom.org
Telematics Freedom Foundation
+39 335 7545620

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5 Responses to A UN-blessed but democratic world constituent assembly?

  1. Troy Davis says:

    Good job Rufo, just read it and I have comments but no time to give it proper consideration right now, since in a few hours I am leaving to pick you and Lucy up in Basel 😉 I will comment later so there can be a thread. But this looks like a real (global) democracy engineer piece of work. But I need to break your proposal down according to basic principles and check it against such.
    Might be useful to (re)read my 2002 paper on “Evaluating world parliament proposals”
    best
    Troy

  2. nando minnella says:

    Grazie Rufo ! Ho letto con piacere ciò che mi hai mandato! Impegnativo…Interessante.

    Ti faccio tantissimi auguri sinceri per il tuo lavoro. A presto. Nando

  3. Hank Stone says:

    Rufo,
    The mechanics of your proposal make sense to me, and I certainly understand the need. But I think a lot of your potential allies need a connection to be made among the problems you hope to address, the solutions you hope for, and your system.

    The fear of giving up national sovereignty has been widely and successfully sold. And the existing U.N. has been held up as an example of the futility of global government (sic).

    The times have changed, democratic world government has become necessary, and much good thought has been given to what steps humankind might take to rescue its future. But there is a need to bring the problems and solutions together into one document.

    • Hank,
      The connection to problems and their priority must be made through dmocratic process by using only deliberation tools that allow for a democratic setting of priority of problems and solutions. There is alot of progress being made there.
      World Values Survey certified already over a decade ago that some 15-25% of world population feel their global community to be closer than either regional, national or municipal.
      Sure we need a good plan to solve the problems and the only way we can have a good enugh plan is through an efficiently democratic process to define it.
      r

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