Chapter VI     Global Community Citizenship, a Federation's attribute
Chapter 6.1     Criteria for becoming Global Community citizens
Article 1:    Global Community citizenship of Global Parliament
1.     Every national of a Member Nation shall be a global citizen of Global Parliament. Global Community citizenship of Global Parliament shall be additional to national citizenship; it shall not replace it.
2.     Global Community citizens of Global Parliament shall enjoy the rights and be subject to the duties provided for in this Federation's Constitution. They shall have:
a)    the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member Nations;
b)    the right to vote and to stand as candidates in elections to the Global Parliament and in municipal elections in their Member Nation of residence, under the same conditions as nationals of that Nation; and
c)    the right to enjoy, in the territory of a third country in which Member Nation of which they are nationals is not represented, the protection of the diplomatic and consular authorities of any Member Nation on the same conditions as the nationals of that Nation;
d)    the right to petition Global Parliament , to apply to the global Ombudspersons, and to address the Institutions and Advisory Bodies of Global Parliament in any of the Constitution's languages and to obtain a reply in the same language.
3.     These rights shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions and limits defined by this Constitution and by the measures adopted to give it effect.
Article 2:    Global Community Citizenship
All peoples on Earth have been wondering what will it take to create and obtain a global community citizenship that is based on fundamental principles and values of the Global Community. Now is time to enact your dream! It is time because humanity has no time to waste as we have done in the past. It is time to be what we are meant to become to save us and all life along with us. It is time to be citizens of the Earth. It is time to gather our forces and to stand for our global values, the only humane values that can save humanity and life on the planet from extinction.
Article 3:    Who can have a Global Community Citizenship?


You may be eligible to become a citizen of the Global Community. To become a citizen of the Global Community you may be a person and a person may be:
*     a global community,
*     an institution,
*     a town, city or province,
*     a national government,
*     a business,
*     an NGO,
*     a group of people who decided to unite for the better of everyone participating in the relationship,
*     an international organization, or
*     a Member Nation.
The Global Community Citizenship is given to anyone who accepts the Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship as a way of life. It is time now to take the oath of global community citizenship. We all belong to this greater whole, the Earth, the only known place in the universe we can call our home.
Chapter 6.2     Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship
Article 1:    Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship
To obtain the Global Community Citizenship, you are required to comply with the "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of the Global Community and Global Parliament" as described in the Preamble and in Chapters 1 to 7 inclusive of this Constitution. Before you make your decision, we are asking you to read very carefully the Criteria of the Global Community Citizenship, make sure you understand every part of the criteria, and then make the oath of belonging to the Global Community, the human family, Earth Community and Global Parliament. You do not need to let go the citizenship you already have. No! You can still be a citizen of any nation on Earth. The nation you belong to can be called 'a global community'. But you are a better human being as you belong also to the Global Community, and you have now higher values to live a life, to sustain yourself and all life on the planet. You have become a person with a heart, a mind and Soul of the same as that of the Global Community.
1.     Acceptance of the Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Person, 'a Global Community' and 'the Global Community'.
We need to take this stand for the survival of our species.
2.     Acceptance of the concept of 'a global community'.
The concept of 'a global community' is part of the Glass Bubble concept of a global community. The concept was first researched and developed by the Global Community.
3.     Acceptance of the Scale of Global Rights.
To determine rights requires an understanding of needs and reponsibilities and their importance. The Scale of Global Rights and the Federation's Constitution were researched and developed by the Global Community to guide us in continuing this process. The Scale shows social values in order of importance and so will help us understand the rights and responsibilities of global communities.
4.     Acceptance of Global Parliament's Constitution.
Global Parliament's Constitution is a declaration of interdependence and responsibility and an urgent call to build a global symbiotical relationship between nations for sustainable development. It is a commitment to Life and its evolution to bring humanity to God. The Global Community has focused people aspirations toward a unique goal: humanity survival now and in the future along with all Life on Earth.
5.     Acceptance of your birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth.
The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every global community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Global Rights. On the other hand, representatives to Global Parliament must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by Global Parliament) that representatives to Global Parliament have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form Global Parliament.
6.     Acceptance of the Earth Court of Justice as the highest Court on Earth.
The Global Community is promoting the settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. Justice withour borders! The Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving crimes related to the global ministries. It will have the power to rule on cases involving crimes related to each one of the ministries.


Chapter 6.3     Statement of rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of Global Community citizens
Chapter 6.3.1     Statement
Article 1:    Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Person, 'a Global Community' and 'the Global Community'
Ever since the early 1990s, the Global Community has researched and developed the concept of 'a global community'. It has since been made a part of the foundation of the Global Community and is thought as the way of life of the future. The concept is also in the statement of rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of a person belonging to 'a global community' and to 'the Global Community', the human family.
That is, the statement is about to take a stand:
a)     I am not just a woman, I am a person, I am citizen of a global community,
b)     I am not just a man, I am a person, I am citizen of a global community,
c)     We are responsible, accountable and equal persons in every way, and we will manage wisely our population and Earth, and
d)     We are citizens of the Global Community, the Earth Community, the human family.
We need to take this stand for the survival of our species.
Article 2:    The Statement includes rights, responsibilities and accountabilities
A)   Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of a person in ' a global community '
B)   Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of a person in ' the Global Community '
C)   Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of ' a global community '
D)   Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of ' the Global Community '

The Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Person, 'a Global Community' and 'the Global Community', the human family, was not, at first, meant to replace the Universal Declaration of Global Rights developed by the Global Community. But the Declaration becomes redundant. Only the statement was necessary. Even the Universal Declaration of Human Rights becomes redundant here. The introduction of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a great step in humanity's evolution to better itself. But now is time to leave it behind and reach to our next step, that is a social scale of values, the Scale of Global Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights causes confusion in the world between nations. The reason why it causes confusion is that it needs to be improved. A lot! The West cannot understand many of the things that other nations do and other nations do not understand the West Way of Life. Why? Because the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not so universal after all. And because it does not have a scale of social values.

Certainly a more concise description of the rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of a person and of 'a global community' and that of 'the Global Community' is required at this time. Each person of 'the Global Community' is important, and we all work together to create a good place to live. Now is time to assign rights, responsibilities and accountabilities to global communities. What rights, responsibilities and accountabilities should be assigned to 'a global community' and to the Global Community? What rights, responsibilities and accountabilities to assign to a person in global communities?

The statement of rights of a person and of the Global Community can be integrated into our lives by taking a stand on values. The Global Community is asking all nations to adopt and entrench this statement into your way of life and State Constitution. Make it acceptable to your society. Educate children of it.

It is understood that whenever a person is given a right or a responsibility then 'a global community' and 'the Global Community' give the right or responsiblity to that person. Similarly, whenever a right or a responsibility is given to 'a global community' or to 'the Global Community' then the rights, responsibilities and accountabilities of a person are readjusted accordingly.


Chapter 6.3.2     Rights, responsibilities and accountabilities
Article 1:     Proper governance of Earth
Proper governance of Earth is the most importance function of the Global Community and Global Parliament. We define Earth governance as the traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised for the common good. This includes:

(i)     the process by which those in authority are selected, monitored and replaced,
(ii)     the capacity of the government to effectively manage its resources and implement sound policies with respect to the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the belief, values, principles and aspirations of the Global Community,
(iii)     the respect of citizens and the state for the institutions that govern economic, environment, Earth resources, and social interactions among them,
(iv)     the freedom of global citizens to find new ways for the common good, and
(v)     the acceptance of responsibility and accountability for our ways.


Article 2:     The quality of Earth governance
The quality of Earth governance is reflected in each local community worldwide. Global Parliament shall show leadership by creating a global civil ethic within the Global Community. The Global Constitution describes all values needed for good global governance: mutual respect, tolerance, respect for life, justice for all everywhere, integrity, and caring. The Scale of Global Rights has become an inner truth and the benchmark of the millennium in how everyone sees all values. The Scale encompasses the right of all people to:

a)     the preservation of ethnicity,
b)     equitable treatment, including gender equity,
c)     security,
d)     protection against corruption and the military,
e)     earn a fair living, have shelter and provide for their own welfare and that of their family,
f)     peace and stability,
g)     universal value systems,
h)     participation in governance at all levels,
i)     access the Earth Court of Justice for redress of gross injustices, and
j)     equal access to information

Article 3:     The most fundamental community right
The Federation's Constitution is itself a statement for the fundamental rights of all Global Community citizens, ensuring the rights of minorities, one vote per million people from each state government. When member nations vote during any meeting they are given the right of one vote per million people in their individual country. That is the most fundamental community right, the right of the greatest number of people, 50% plus one, and that is the 'new democracy' of Global Parliament.
Article 4:     Justice is without borders
Governance of the Earth will make the rule of arbitrary power--economic (WTO, FTA, NAFTA, EU), monetary (IMF, WB) political, or military (NATO)-- subjected to the rule of global law within Global Parliament. Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant. Justice is without borders.
Article 5:     State governments keep their status and privileges
Global Parliament has no intention of changing the status and privileges of state governments. In fact, state governments become primary members of the Global Parliament. Global governance can only be effective within the framework of Global Parliament. There is no such thing as good global governance through the work of a few international organizations such as the WTO, the EU, or NATO. Earth governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an effective Federation protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Earth governance gives a new meaning to the notions of territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural and ethnic groups is an important aspect of Earth governance.
Article 6:     Vision of Global Parliament
Global Parliament allows people to take control of their own lives. Global Parliament was built from a grassroots process with a vision for humanity that is challenging every person on Earth as well as nation governments. Global Parliament has a vision of the people working together building a new civilization including a healthy and rewarding future for the next generations. Global cooperation brings people together for a common future for the good of all.
Article 7:     Earth governance is a balance
Earth governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of the Global Community, the human family, the global civil society.
Article 8:     The rights of states to self-determination in the global context
Earth governance is about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of Global Parliament rather than the traditional context of a world of separate states.
Article 9:     The principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs
Although Global Parliament ensures state governments that it will obey the principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs, it will also stand for the rights and interests of the people within individual states in which the security of people is extensively endangered. A global consensus to that effect will be agreed upon by all nation states.
Article 10:     Global co-operation
Effective Earth governance requires a greater understanding of what it means to live in a more crowded, interdependent humanity with finite resources and more pollution threatening the global life-support systems. The Global Community has no other choice but to work together at all levels. The collective power is needed to create a better world.
Article 11:     Good Earth management
We the Peoples of the Global Community are reaffirming faith in the fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and smalll. We the Peoples implies every individual on Earth. Earth management is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. The Global Community has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and Life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others. We will establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and we promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.
Article 12:     The spiritual belief, universal values, principles and aspirations of Global Parliament
The spiritual belief, universal values, principles and aspirations of Global Parliament will be attained by:
a)     practicing tolerance and living together in peace and harmony with one another as neighbours,
b)     promoting the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
c)     maintaining peace and security in the world by using negotiations and peaceful means,
d)     finding unity in diversity with all Life,
e)     establishing the respect for the life-support system of the planet,
f)     creating activities guided by the Soul of Humanity,
g)     keeping Earth healthy, productive and hospitable for all people and living things, and
h)     applying the principle that when there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as opposed to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss.
i)     Global Parliament's Constitution is a declaration of interdependence and responsibility and an urgent call to build a global symbiotical relationship for sustainable development. It is a commitment to Life and its evolution to bring humanity to God. Global Parliament has focused people aspirations toward a unique goal: humanity survival now and in the future along with all Life on Earth.
j)     The "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of Global Parliament" described in of this Constitution are closely interrelated. Together they provide a conception of sustainable development and set forth fundamental guidelines for achieving it; they were drawn from international law, science, philosophy, and religion.
k)     The goal of sustainable development is full human development and ecological protection. The Constitution recognizes that humanity's environmental, economic, social, cultural, ethical, spiritual problems and aspirations are interconnected. It affirms the need for holistic thinking and collaborative, integrated problem solving. Sustainable development requires such an approach. It is about freedom, justice, participation, and peace as well as environmental protection and economic well-being.
l)     The Divine Will was drawn to humanity and is now a part of the Soul of Humanity. The goals of the Divine Will are to enable each one of us to create the higher purpose of humanity, evolve spiritually, serve the greater plan of humanity and evolution of all Life. As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of Global Parliament". To fulfill this promise, we must commit ourselves to adopt and promote the values and objectives of this Constitution. This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must imaginatively develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, and globally. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated this Constitution, for we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.
m)     Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The cooperation of government, global civil society, and business is essential for effective governance.
n)     In order to build a sustainable global community, each individual, each local community, and national governments of the world must initiate their commitment to Global Parliament, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of this Constitution principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.
o)     Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for Life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life. Our expanding consciousness will blend with that of the Soul of Humanity.
p)     Humanity welcomes the "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of Global Parliament" with Faith in the Divine Will and without fears such as the fear of change. Humanity seeks meaningfull experiences and embraces the future for the better. Divine Will brings forth a sustainable global society embracing universal values related to human rights, economic and social justice, respect of nature, peace, responsibility to one another, and the protection and management of the Earth. Everyone on Earth shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of Life within Global Parliament.

Article 13:     Global Rights
It is understood that whenever a person is given a right or a responsibility then 'a global community' and 'the Global Community' give the right or responsiblity to that person. Similarly, whenever a right or a responsibility is given to 'a global community' or to 'the Global Community' then the rights and responsiblities of a person are readjusted accordingly.

Priliminary list of global rights:
1.     A member of a global community has the right to life.
2.     A member of a global community has the right to security of person.
3.     No one shall be held in slavery.
4.     No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
5.     No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
6.     A member of a global community has the right to freedom of movement and residence.
7.     A member of a global community has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

8. Family aspects
(1)     A member of a global community has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2)     Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
(3)     Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(4)     Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(5)     The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
9.     Freedom aspect
A member of a global community has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
10.     Social duties
(1)     A member of a global community has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2)     In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, a member of a global community shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
11.     A member of a global community has the right to a nationality.
12.     Property ownership
(1)     A member of a global community has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2)     No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
13.     A member of a global community has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
14.     A member of a global community has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
15.     A member of a global community has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
16.     A member of a global community, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the Global Community and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
17.     Employment
(1)     A member of a global community has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(2)     A member of a global community, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3)     A member of a global community who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
(4)     A member of a global community has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
18.     A member of a global community has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
19.     Education
(1)     A member of a global community has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
(2)     Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
(3)     Education is one of the most effective catalysts for change. Society should undertake to educate the people of today to change their ways and the younger generations to have respect for nature. In forest regions, the young people should receive knowledge about the biological, social and economic values of forests. Environmental conservation should be conferred as much importance as math, physics and history in school curricula. Workers should be taught to use technology to enhance forest ecosystems instead of destroying them and for reforestation and afforestation projects. Human ideologies require modification. Anthropocentrism needs to give way to ecocentrism as the dominant view of the world. If humans are able to see themselves as part of nature, they will also respect forests as living communities, not just resources to be exploited. Perhaps forests need to be perceived as a non-renewable resource.
20.     A member of a global community has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the Global Community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
21.     A member of a global community is entitled of:
1.     conscience and religion
2.     thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communications
3.     peaceful assembly association
22.     A member of a global community is entitled of democratic rights:
1.     right to vote
2.     maximum duration and sitting of legislative bodies
23.     A member of a global community is entitled of mobility rights:
1.     the right to move to and live in any province
2.     the right to pursue a livelihood in any province
24.     A member of a global community is entitled of legal rights:
(1)     life, liberty, and security of the person
(2)     security against unreasonable search and seizure
(3)     no arbitrary detention or imprisonment
(4)     be informed promptly for the reasons for any arrest or detention
(5)     retain and instruct counsel on arrest
(6)     trial within a reasonable time by an impartial tribunal
(7)     the presumption of innocence
(8)     no self-incrimination
(9)     no cruel and unusual punishment
(10)     the right to a court-appointed interpreter
25.     A member of a global community is entitled of equality rights:
1.     equal treatment before and under the law
2.     equal benefit and protection of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability
26.     A member of a global community is entitled of language rights:
1.     the official languages
2.     minority language education rights in certain circumstances
27.     The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
28.    No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
29.     A member of a global community is entitled to a social and international order.
30.     Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the Global Community for the maintenance of peace.
31.     Global Parliament also believes that the Earth Court of Justice is the only higher Court to decide about global problems and their solutions, to discriminate and to prosecute on the basis of the Scale of Global Rights and on the basis of the "Belief, Values, Principles and Aspirations of Global Parliament".
32.    Global Parliament found that an adequate level of health care is a universal value as well as a human right. We expect adequate health services to be accessible, affordable, compassionate and socially acceptable. We believe that every individual of a society is co-responsible for helping in implementing and managing health programmes along with the government and the public institutions.
33.    Global Parliament calls upon all nations and global communities to publicize the text of the Scale of Global Rights and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.
34.    Global Parliament recognizes the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings and everyone should enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.
35.     Global rights should be protected by the rule of law.
36.     Global Parliament proclaims the Scale of Global Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every global community, every organ of society, keeping this Scale constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of global communities themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
37.     All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
38.     Legal rights
Every member of a global community has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
(1)    Every member of a global community is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
(2)     Every member of a global community charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
(3)     No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
(4)     No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Every member of a global community has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
39.     Every member of a global community has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
40.     Every member of a global community has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
41.     Every member of a global community has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
42.     No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
43. Cultural rights
(1)     Every member of a global community has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2)     Every member of a global community has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
44.     Every member of a global community is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms can be fully realized.
45.     The Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving crimes related to the global ministries. It will have the power to rule on cases involving crimes related to each one of the ministries.
46.     It is a crime against humanity and all life on Earth not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. It is a terrible crime against the global life-support systems, against the very existence of the next generations. On the Scale of Global Rights the crime is of maximum importance.
47.     Prosecuting criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction regardless of a territorial or nationality nexus required a solid commitment of political will from national governments and the Global Community. Once in effect, the Earth Court of Justice will become the principal judicial organ of Global Parliament. The Court will have a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by national governments, local communities, and in some special cases by corporations, non-government-organizations and citizens, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized organs and agencies.
48.     We are all members of the Global Community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence.
49.     All species, humans and cultures have intrinsic worth. They are subjects, not objects of manipulation or ownership. No humans have the right to own other species, other people or the knowledge of other cultures through patents and other intellectual property rights.
50.     Defending biological and cultural diversity is a duty of all people. Diversity is an end in itself, a value, a source of richness both material and cultural.
51.     All members of the Global Community including all humans have the right to sustenance -- to food and water, to safe and clean habitat, to security of ecological space. These rights are natural rights, they are birthrights given by the fact of existence on earth and are best protected through community rights and commons. They are not given by states or corporations, nor can they be extinguished by state or corporate action. No state or corporation has the right to erode or undermine these natural rights or enclose the commons that sustain all through privatisation or monopoly control.



 




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