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Date Tournament Round Motion
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 1 THW embrace the rise of private cities (i.e. Eko Atlantic,Tatu City,Hope City,Cite le Flueve)
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 2 TH, as Christians, regrets the rise of popular mainstream artists co-opting Gospel themes in their works (i.e. Kanye West Jesus is King)
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 3 TH, as US, would covertly begin boosting the amount of foreign election interferences done by CIA
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 4 THP a world where Homo Sapiens is not the sole surviving human species
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open Novice_Final THW not grant employers access to applicants' criminal records
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open Open_Final TH, as Saudi Arabia, would advocate for Yemen to be split to three countries; South Yemen led by al-Zubaidi STC, Yemen led by Abd Rabbuh Al-Hadi and North Yemen led by Houthi
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 1 THBT implementing bonded government scholarships are in the interest of developing states
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 2 THBT the feminist movement in the West should heavily promote the concept of 'self-partnership'
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 3 THBT the European Union should immediately grant full membership rights to Bosnia and Herzegovina
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 4 THBT the Pope should excommunicate Rodrigo Duterte
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 5 THBT environmentalist groups should fully abandon advocating for the mitigation of climate change, in favour of campaigning for adaptation efforts instead (e.g. building sea walls, genetically modified crops, exploring alternative living habitats)
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Novice_Final THR the social preference for positivity and optimism
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Quarters You have been a moderate Republican for the last 10 years, and identify the most with the GOP establishment. THR the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president of the USA
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Semi THBT the choice of the economic liberalism as a dominant doctrine by major international financial institutions does more harm than good
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Final THP a world where humans cannot perceive aesthetic beauty
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 1 THBT the notion of journalistic objectivity has done more harm than good.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 2 THBT the United States should pursue aggressive containment of China (e.g. economic sanctions, diplomatic threats, remilitarization of South China Sea and Japan, countering China's influence in various regions).
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 3 THR the dominant narrative that individuals should "do what they love".
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 4 THBT developing countries should pursue investment agreements that require state-to-state arbitrations, compared to agreements which grant foreign investors standing to sue governments in investor-state arbitrations.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 5 THW disallow religious leaders from publicly endorsing, rejecting, or commenting on any political party or candidate.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Novice_Final THBT the feminist movement should focus its efforts on encouraging men to "lean out" rather than on encouraging women to "lean in".
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Quarters THR anthropocentrism in the environmental rights movement.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Semi THW place a time limit on all private land ownership in major cities.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Final THBT it is justified for an individual to prioritise their own self-interest over alleviating universal suffering.
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 1 THS the managed relocation of biodiversity in response to climate change
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 2 Post the 2020 elections, and regardless of its outcomes, THBT the progressive faction of the Democrat Party should split to form a new major party
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 3 THBT governments in developing countries should prioritize increasing foreign tie-ups in public universities, over allowing the entry of foreign universities
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 1 THBT the Bretton Woods Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc.) have done more harm than good
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 2 THBT national policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a national level appointed panel of scientific experts
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 3 TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (like Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 4 THR the romanticisation of art that is pursued for non material gain
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 5 THW pool donations for specific charity causes and redistribute them to charities according to evidence-based assessment of the efficacy of these charities within the sector
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 6 THBT the Black Lives Matter(BLM) movement should campaign for the inclusion of more African American police officers instead of the defunding of the police force
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Quarter THW ban essential service workers from striking
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Semi THR the glamorization of the portrayal of a "Genius"
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Final THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa)
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Octa THBT human rights activists in post-conflict societies should neither advocate for political parties nor run for election in the transition to democracy
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Quarter THR the US-Taliban peace deal
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Semi TH prefers a world where each believer established their own connection to God,rather than establishing one through organized religion
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Final Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That we regret the culture of fearing death
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That, as a promising university graduate, we should opt to make the largest amount of money possible and donate it to charities instead of directly working in social fields.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That we would not publish this information
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That liberal supreme court s should misinterpret the constitution to advance civil rights
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That the LGBTQ+ movement should not allow police officers at pride events (such as the pride march).
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That, as the queer (LGBTQIA+) community, we would reject the ‘born this way’ narrative.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 That curricula in post-colonial states should focus on locally-authored literature, to the absolute exclusion of 'great work' such as Shakespeare.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 That we should implement a Mastery Learning framework at all levels of education
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 TH, as an educational institution, would prohibit all sports programs that pose a risk of CTE.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That we would ban the short selling of shares
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That we prefer a world where cooperatives (employee owned businesses) were the norm.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That local communities should be able to cap the number of tourists that enter their region over a specific period of time.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we regret Hamilton
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we would ban Microtransactions in video games
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we regret the rise of True Crime entertainment (e.g Making A Murderer, Serial, Tiger King, The Jinx etc.).
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we prefer Facebook's policy of only removing content that users report as compared to a policy where Facebook itself independently determines restrictions on content.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we regret the rise of influencers
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we prefer a world where the internet never existed
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That we regret the decline of secular Pan-Arab nationalism
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That the African Union should pivot toward the global East rather than the global West.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That, as Imran Khan, we would issue a public apology for 1971 to Bangladesh
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That as established feminist artists, we should systematically produce art and media that actively ridicules heroic masculine archetypes
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That as the Global Feminist Movement we would support anti-capitalist movements (Occupy Wallstreet etc)
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That microfinance organizations offering loans in developing countries should offer them exclusively to women
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That, assuming Personal Protective Equipment is sufficiently available, medical workers during a pandemic should have the right to opt out of service.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That we would aggressively and competitively fund CRISPR
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That in times of a global pandemic, standard research ethics should be suspended as long as the subject consents.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That we regret the fall of the Societ Union
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That Student Unions should not take political positions that do not directly pertain to tertiary education.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That, as a lifelong Republican, we would vote for Joe Biden
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 1 THBT the Mexican govenment should retroactively legalise the production and distribution of drugs, instead of keeping them illegal
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 2 THR the ideological dominance of the left in the feminist movement
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 3 THW heavily penalise corporations for punishing their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 4 THBT the IMF should adopt a policy of not bailing out countries that take out significant loans from China under One Belt One Road
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 5 THBT it is in the interest of the ruling party of Kazakhstan to hold free and fair local elections of akims and maslikhats
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Quarter THS the use of the Hannibal Directive in combatting terrorist organisations
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Semi THW ban advanced simulations
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Final TH, as the researchers, would have eaten the crops during the siege
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 ProAm_Final TH prefers a world in which every individual is perceived to have equal access to a deeper connection with religious deities (as opposed to e.g. religious leaders being perceived to have more such access)
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That we would abolish Slytherin house
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That, as a Hobbit, we would go on a grand adventure
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That we would have preferred the Game of Thrones prequel series to be Bloodmoon over House of the Dragon
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That, as a competitive and socially conscious young Pokémon trainer, we would not participate in Pokémon battles
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That we prefer larger, more spaced apart patches to regular, smaller patches in esports games
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That it is in the interest of the Gerudo to abandon their policy of isolationism and instead embrace an open borders policy
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That, as Rey Skywalker after the battle of Exegol, we would re-start the Jedi Order
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That the Star Wars sequels are better than the Star Wars prequels
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That it is in the interest of the Sith (circa 35 BBY) to abolish the Rule of Two
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, as Billie Eilish, we would release a Christmas album
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, with hindsight, we really do regret Glee
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, as Clutch Mami, we would sign with a major record label rather than remain independent
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That, as Aman, we would have professed our love and married Naina
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That, as the fertility doctor, we would tell the young woman the truth.
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That we believe that Andy should have stayed and worked at Runway
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That we would prefer the Eric Killmonger plot to the Shuri plot
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That Gotham would be safer if Batman abandoned his 'No Killing' rule
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That we regret the depiction of Supergirl frequently saving the day through idealism and hope
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That the Pokemon anime should soon replace Ash as the show’s main protagonist
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That we believe that the ending of Bojack Horseman series should have been him dying at the end of 'The View From Halfway Down'
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That, as Morty, we would sever ties with Rick
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter That, as Melissa, we would reveal the truth to the world
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter This house, as the engines, would unionise and protest against the Fat Controller's "Really Useful Engine Doctrine"
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter That we believe that Donkey and Puss should have had a relationship, not Donkey and Dragon
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That we regret Netflix remakes of cartoons for adult audiences (eg. Riverdale, Avatar the Last Airbender)
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That Tumblr should unban pornography
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That we support the Hollywood Blockbuster model
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final That we would prefer prominent authors to write books about utopia, not dystopia
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final Without having regard to future events of the show, That the protagonists of the 100 were wrong to seek to expose the Primes
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final That Curtis should destroy the train and end humanity rather than taking control.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 1 THBT the age of digital information (e.g. social media, online news, etc.) has done more harm than good in protecting democracy
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 2 THBT the environmental movement should abandon the narrative of personal responsibility in favor of one which emphasizes institutional accountability
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 3 THBT feminism is in opposition to capitalism
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 4 Assuming that Joe Biden wins the presidential election, THBT the US should continue to pursue antagonistic and confrontational trade strategies against China (engaging in trade wars, etc)
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Novice_Semi TH Prefers Western entertainment (TV Shows, Movies, Theatre) which assumes fluid sexuality (How to Get Away With Murder, Imagine Me & You, High Fidelity, Game of Thrones, Trinkets) for its characters rather than centering a narrative of non-hetero sexuality (Love Simon, Carol, One Day at a Time, The Half of It)
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Novice_Final THW legalize the buying and selling of one’s remaining lifetime years.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Octa THW weigh shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Semi TH, as the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, would ally itself with the Pakistani government to push back against abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Final THS the rise of anti-natalism
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 ProAm_Quarter THBT religions should promise reward in the afterlife as opposed to promising material reward in this life, with both outcomes contingent on faithful practice
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar September 1 TH house prefers karmic-based religious systems over religious systems based on eternal reward or punishment/ divine mercy.
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar September 2 THW not allow news media outlets to report on suicide
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 1 As an average student from lower socio-economic class who lives in a developing country, This House Would choose a generalist career path over becoming a specialist
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 2 This House Prefers a world where altruism is the only acceptable motive in doing good deeds
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 3 Assuming Israel will accept, as Palestinian Authority, This House Would let go of the Gaza Strip in exchange of Palestinian independence in the West Bank
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 4 THR the romanticization of staying productive while working from home amidst the pandemic
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 5 This House Prefers a world where China becomes the largest global oil & natural gas exporter
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Quarter As feminist, THO such coverage
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Semi THBT US presidential debates bring more harms than good
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Final THW ban foreign investment on Indonesia tech startups
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Quarter In the wake of Jacob Blake shooting, As African-American athletes in the NBPA, This house would boycott the remaining of the NBA season
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Semi As left-wing democrats, this house regrets Joe Biden's decision to choose Kamala Harris as VP Candidate
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Final THBT Indonesia's state-owned enterprises should solely focus on distributive function (i.e. distribute services, provide job) even at the expense on revenue generation
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 1 THW ban the use of fully autonomous weapons in warfare
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 2 THP leaderless movements
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 3 THP a world where people cannot lie
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 4 THBT Joe Biden should have picked Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic Party's Vice Presidential candidate.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Novice_Semi THO the humanisation of villains in popular media
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Novice_Final THS judicial activism
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Quarter THW significantly restrict military recruitment in impoverished areas.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Semi TH, as the feminist movement, would oppose the practice of female pop artists sexualising themselves in their work.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Final THBT it was in the interest of the UAE to reject the Israel-UAE peace deal
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 1 THBT developing states should aggressively incentivize collective farming
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 2 THP a world without lying
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 3 THR the romanticizaion of motherhood
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 4 THBT all acts of election campaign should be prohibited with the exception of public debates
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 Open_Semi In developing states, THW highly incentivize students to pursue vocational school
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 1 THW make voting mandatory
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 2 THW not allow unvaccinated children to attend schools
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 3 TH, as the EU, would withhold development aid from countries with poor women's rights records, e.g. age of consent, laws around domestic violence or property laws
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am Open_Final For crimes with low prosecution and conviction rates (e.g. sexual assault, domestic violence or membership of criminal gangs), THW lower the burden of proof from "beyond reasonable doubt" to "on the balance of probabilities"
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 1 THBT video games should regularly reassign random gender and race identity to player avatars
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 2 TH, as Central Asian states, would heavily focus on economic and political alignment with China under the Belt and Road Initiative
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 3 THBT Blockchain does more harm than good to developing countries
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 4 TH, as Hercules, would go up to the Olympus to live with the Gods
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Novice_Final In universities where affirmative action for women exists, this house would institute affirmative action for men in departments where they are under-represented.
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Quarter THBT the world would be better off if the human race would cease to exist
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Semi This house believes that regional alliances should not take a stance on the elections of their member states, assuming free and fair elections are possible in that member country
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Final THBT state x should increase taxes as opposed to cutting government spending
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 1 THP a tech industry characterized by multiple smaller firms rather than one dominated by a few large players (e.g. Google Amazon Facebook in status quo)
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 2 THR the rise of the commercialisation of surrogacy in developing countries
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 3 THW subsidise companies for the employment of ex-convicts
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 1 THS the use of shaming to advance social causes
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 2 TH, as an immigrant parent, would raise their child exclusively in their own (minority) language
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 3 THBT developing nations should choose to protect their own industries rather than be more open to trade
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 4 THBT Australian Indigenous groups should focus on expanding the powers and resources of Land Councils rather than seeking change through State/Federal Parliaments
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 5 THW ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Novice_Final THBT feminists should never critique mothers’ parenting except where it is obviously abusive or neglectful
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Open_Semi TH, as a religious leader, would deny membership to politicians who vote contrary to our religious teachings
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Open_Final THR the concept of undonditional love
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 1 THW deprioritize the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines to those who contravene public health protocol (eg: spreading false rumours about COVID, refusing to wear a mask)
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 2 THS the "Free School"Philosophy
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 3 THW, as Lebanon, welcome significantly greater French influence over its domestic affairs (e.g. political-constitutional arrangements, economic policies etc.)
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 4 THO all media and literature that romanticizes mental illness
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 5 THBT feminists should adopt "call-in" instead of "call-out" as their dominant strategy.
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Quarter THS local movements in Asia adopting western terminology and strategies to push the cause forward
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Semi THW, as the Democratic National Convention, support the Make Billionaires Pay Tax.
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology was available, THW allow people to erase specific memories of their choice from existence.
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 1 THBT democracies should allow people to opt into religious courts that punish them for acts that are deemed to be offences under their religion, as long as they remain members of that religion
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 2 TH, as fans of the club, supports a takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 3 THW break up companies that are deemed threats to the democratic process, even when they do not harm consumer welfare
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 4 THR the belief that forgiveness is a virtue
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 5 THBT the US should ban the sale of vital components for the manufacturing of electronic devices (eg semiconductors), which are produced in the US or use American technology or software*, to Huawei and other major Chinese companies. (*the vast majority of currently produced components)
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League Open_Final THBT comedians from minority communities should not base their comedy on stereotypes and slurs about their own groups.
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THW abolish the prison system
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THW allow single parents to raise their children in prisons
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THR the popularity of the "cop show"
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THS the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THBT developing countries would ban the purchase of land by foreign individuals and companies
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THBT micro-finance organizations should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 THS the Animal Liberation Front
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 Th, as the LGBTQ+ movement, regrets the advocacy strategy of strongly encouraging people to declare their sexual orientation (e.g: national coming out day)
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 THR Celebrity CEOs
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 THBT the West should place a ban on providing military aid to authoritatian regimes
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 TH as the UK Supports the PM's proposal and would expand the proposal to grant unconditional citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 THBT extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 THBT the Netflix series "Indian Matchmaking" does more harm than good
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 As someone who is in a healthy fling with someone else, but not sexually satisfied, THW ghost instead of breaking up
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 THS "gold digging"
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THBT the feminist movement should support polyamorous relationships
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THR the narrative that difficulties and struggles in one's lived experience are "empowering" (e.g. glorified stories about Oprah's harsh experiences with racism and misogyny)
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THBT social movements should prioritize calling-in problematic inividuals and behaviours rather than calling them out
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final THP a world where all humans are born as adults
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final Instead of leaving the decision up to the producing company, THW legally require that Self-Driving Cars produced by companies always choose to maximise the number of lives saved, even if it leads to the death of the passengers
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final THS movements that advocate for the provision of negative rights to sentient AI
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter THBT poverty should receive suspect classification in the US legal system
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter THW legalize betting on electoral processes
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter In multi party states with a significant ethnic minority population, TH supports the creation of political parties with the primary purpose of pursuing the interests of that ethnic minority group
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final THP a world in which most people are determinists to a world in which most people believe in free will
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final THW prefer to live in a world where one was mortal but could precisely schedule and plan out one`s death
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, THS the use of non-sentient artifical intelligence that imitates deceased loved ones in appearance, personality, and mannerism
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 1 TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the ban of violent/ unrealistic porn.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 2 THBT spouses of political figures should not be recognized as public figures.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 3 THBT the LGBTQ community should actively boycott the Harry Potter series.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 4 Assuming there exists the technology to divide the 40 weeks of pregnancy between two partners in any possible way, THW mandate that each partner carries for half the term.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 EFL_Final THR the narrative that the man box is a form of oppression
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 Open_Semi THP the hypersexualisation of men rather than the desexualisation of women
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW create a matriarchal state within each nation and allow anyone to move there
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 1 THW hold religious leaders liable when identifiable adult believers are harmed by adhering to doctrinal teachings
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 2 THR the continuation of NATO after the dissolution of the USSR
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 3 THW allow ex-felons to become police officers
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 4 THBT indebted countries should prioritize social spending over paying back loans
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 5 THBT post conflict states should not instil nationalism through the education system
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 Open_Final someone pls provide this, it isn't available online
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 1 THW allow illegally obtained evidence to be admissable in court
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 2 THBT members of a minority group should oppose popular media that innacurately portrays the culture, struggles or history of traditionally marginalised groups (i.e. Hamilton, Mulan)
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 3 THS Governments Significantly Increasing Their Use of Big Data Based Predictive Models in Decision Making to Replace Human Judgements
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 4 THR the romanticisation of Dark Tourism
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate Open_Quarter THP a world without the concept of fate and destiny
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate Open_Semi THBT in the event of an all out war between India and China the US should not intervene
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 1 This House Prefers a world where curriculum emphasize on globally integrated history over regional history.
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 2 THP trials where victims and defendants are anonymous
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 3 THR the rise of T-10 cricket
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 4 This house believes that developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Quarter THBT the provision of emergency loans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) should never be accompanied by fiscal or monetary policy conditions.
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Semi THW bar Hassan Diab and his cabinet from standing for parliamentary seats in Lebanon
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Final THS Fisher's Protocol
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 2 THW abolish all private schools at the primary and secondary level
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 3 THW abolish all patents
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 4 Assuming the technology exists, THS genetic engineering to make humans more resistant to the effects of climate change
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 5 THW transfer the majority ownership of professional sporting clubs to non-profit organizations managed by elected members within their local communities
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 6 THBT the feminist movement should actively work with liberal religious leaders to change the religions' perception about women.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 7 This House, as developing nations, would prioritize local industries over foreign MNCs (e.g. subsidize local car brands and tax foreign imported cars)
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Junior_Semi TH, as a parent from a middle income family, would adopt free range parenting
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Junior_Final THBT individuals convicted for crimes that were later legalised should be retrospectively cleared of those charges and released from prison if applicable.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Octa In sanctuary cities, THW grant undocumented immigrants the right to vote
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Quarter THR the humanisation of villains in film and media (eg Joker, Maleficient, Gru, Megamind, etc)
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Semi Assuming feasibility exists and with benefit of hindsight, TH as USA would go back in time and choose not to invade Afghanistan.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Final THS the creation of an international court to prosecute 'crimes against the earth'
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 1 TH supports a ban on Chinese-owned social media apps (e.g. TikTok, WeChat)
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 2 THBT all universities should permanently move from letter grades to pass/fail systems
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 3 THB the International Community should allow breakaway republics in former Soviet states to join the Russian Federation, conditional on holding free and fair referenda
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 4 THBT the government should offer cash compensation for the creation of pharmaceuticals to replace the patent system for pharmaceuticals
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 5 THBT courts in emerging democracies should break up constantly dominant political parties
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 Open_Final THW rename Yale
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 1 THR the prominent usage of self deprecating humour by female poltiicians
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 2 In the event of First Contact occurring between humans and extra terrestrial life (aliens) on Earth, THBT humans should react immediately with pre emptive force.
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 3 THW ban TikTok
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 4 TH, as Joe Biden, would embrace a Green New Deal
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Octa TH as the OIC would cease business with China (e.g freezing assets, boycotting firms, imposing tariffs, imposing sanctions) until the Uighurs are given safety and religious liberty.
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world where homo sapiens are not the sole surviving human species
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Semi THW include regret as a factor in sentencing
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Final THBT WSDC adjudication should switch to a consensus methodology of adjudication.
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 1 THBT that national boards should have the right to disallow a player from participating in international domestic sporting leagues
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 2 TH, as an activist residing in Hong Kong who holds a BNO passport, would take up the deal being offered by UK
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 3 THBT philanthropists should donate to environmental protection as opposed to poverty alleviation
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 4 THP a world where radical revolutionaries (Malcolm X, Bhagat Singh) are celebrated over peaceful revolutionaries (Mahatma Gandhi, MLK Jr)
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 HighSchool_Final THR the narrative that one must "do what they love"
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Novice_Final THP to live in a world where personal success and failure are seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choice
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Quarter TH, as an average resident of Gaza, would support Hamas and their agendas
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Semi THBT the IMF should require collateral for bailouts
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Final THBT feminists should reclaim and celebrate traits (such as empathy, nurturing) and activities (gardening, cooking) associated with femininity as empowering
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 1 THW strip the voting rights of individuals that did not vote in more than 2 consecutive election cycles
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 2 THBT in countries where National Service is mandatory, feminists should push for the inclusion of women to be conscripted as well
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 3 THW remove the privilege of self incrimination
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 4 This house supports health insurance companies offering optional lump sum payments to terminally ill patients who choose to forgo expensive life extending medical treatments.
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 1 THBT feminists in India should attempt to infiltrate and reform the arranged marriage industry as opposed to fight for its abolishment
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 2 THR the glorification of immediate postcolonial leaders in Africa
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 3 THBT charities and non-profit organizations should be given votes in elections proportional to the amount of donations they receive.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 4 TH, as Likud, W support and adopt the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Octa TH, as the Catholic Church, would prioritize impact investing over direct charity to communities
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Ope_Quarter THBT South Indian film industries should integrate with Bollywood
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Semi TH, as a prominent pro-independence activist in Hong Kong, would align as pro-China in an effort to run for upcoming elections.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Final In Western Liberal democracies, THR the queer movement's primary form of collectivization transitioning from riots/protests into pride celebrations/parades
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 1 THW ban the buying and selling of emotional services
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 2 THW grant Indigenous communities exclusive legal rights to control distribution of traditional folklore, music, dance
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 3 THBT international development institutions should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 4 THS the narrative that the decision to have a biological child is a selfish one
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 5 THBT states should not prosecute members of terrorist organisations (e.g. ISIS, Al-Qaeda) who surrender to those states
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Novice_Semi TH, as X, would not accept the offer
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Novice_Final THBT India should lease Protected Areas to local residents
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Quarter THBT feminists should challenge militarism instead of advocating for the "right to fight" (ex. pushing for the inclusion of women in national draft registration and combat duty_
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Semi THBT the general economic policy of countries should aim to increase Gross National Happiness rather than standard economic measures (eg, Gross Domestic Product)
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Final THBT individuals should vote based on their principles rather than on the electability of the candidates (eg by vote-spoiling in the #undirosak movement, or by voting for fringe candidates)
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 1 THP a parliamentary electoral system which includes a constituency link
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 2 TH opposes the derogatory usage of the inherent identity characteristics of dominant groups - e.g. "You're so white.", "Man Tears", "ugh such a Karen".
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 3 THBT Central Asian states should significantly disassociate from Russian cultural influence (e.g. language, the arts, media, history etc.).
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 4 Assuming there is a safe procedure, THW allow adults to permanently "lock in" their chosen personality traits (e.g. stubbornness, openness, honesty) as unchangeable.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 5 In times of economic crises, THBT the government should withhold information that is likely to damage market confidence.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Semi Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Final THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Semi THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Final THP to be alone in the universe
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 1 THR the prominence of creator-driven content
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 2 THP the removal of sex and gender markers (e.g., on government forms, IDs, and other areas of legal recognition) as opposed to the inclusion of nonbinary, "X", and other gender or sex markers
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 3 THS facilitating massive emigration as a response to oppressive regimes.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 4 THBT developing countries should prohibit using the principal of petroleum funds to finance social and welfare programs.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 5 THO the use of "desperation science" during the coronavirus pandemic
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Novice_Final THR the popular belief in free will
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Quarters THBT feminists should primarily combat pseudo-scientific claims of sex and gender based differences (e.g. claims that men are more intelligent/brave/strong) on the basis of their scientific inaccuracy as opposed to focusing on deconstructing the social value placed on those differences
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Semi THBT parliamentary ridings and congressional districts should be drawn to maximize electoral competitiveness.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where epistemic humility is widely believed in, as opposed to a world where skepticism is widely believed in.
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 1 This House Would significantly decrease income tax rates for women
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 2 This House Would give victims of crimes significant power over sentencing
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 3 This House believes that contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based discrimination (e.g. gender, race)
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 4 This House, as a Pacific island state, would reject Chinese developmental assistance
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 5 In post-conflict societies, This House prefers power-sharing agreements to unrestricted democracy.
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Quarters Given the dichotomy, This House believes that animal rights activists should focus on the environmental impacts that meat consumption has on humans, rather than empathy for animals
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Semi This House believes that developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Final This House believes that middle-class families should adopt a model of extended adolescence for their children, rather than one of early independence.
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 1 THBT Palestinians should prefer their wellbeing over fighting injustices in Palestine
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 2 THP western individualism over local collectivism
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 3 THW direct the Palestinian economy toward information technology
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates Open_Final THO Arab nationalism
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 1 THS the narrative that traditionally feminine qualities (e.g. compassion, kindness) enable female leaders to better deal with times of crisis
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 2 THW give people additional votes in proportion to their economic disadvantage
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 3 THO the societal narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 4 THBT governments of developing countries should aggressively disincentivize students from pursuing further education overseas
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT the heads of central banks (eg: the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank) should be democratically elected
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Semi THR the rise of Nihilism in popular culture
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where entry into Heaven is decided on peer-based evaulation as opposed to religious doctrine
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 1 THW abolish awards in creative fields (e.g., the Oscars for film, the Booker Prize or the Nobel for literature, the Future Generation Art Prize for art).
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 2 THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 3 THBT the education system should teach children to believe that they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 4 TH, as the US, would prioritize economic engagement with North Korea instead of demanding nuclear disarmament
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 5 THS the shaming of individuals as a tactic for social movements to catalyse change (e.g. shaming individuals for not taking environmentally sustainable actions, shaming individuals for violating lockdown/quarantine policies)
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Semi THP a society that heavily emphasises collectivism rather than individualism
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Final THBT policies regarding the teaching and use of language should be descriptive rather than prescriptive
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Quarter THR the glorification of the concept of genius
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Semi THBT developing states are better off with elite-led technocratic governments as opposed to democratic ones
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Final THP a world where Karmic reincarnation exists
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Semi THW introduce significant "cost caps" in sports
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Final TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. crossing yourself, wearing hijabs, kippahs or other articles of faith, posting on social media, publicly attending mass, synagogues etc.)
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That we regret the norm that doctors should defer to their patients' wishes, even where doing so is not in those patients' best interests.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That we oppose the medicalisation of learning disabilities.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That, as Joe Biden, we would choose to run on a ‘Medicare-for-All’ platform.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That the #MeToo movement has failed working class women.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That the government should provide incentives for the urban poor to migrate to rural areas.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That we support gamification in the workplace.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we regret the ongoing prominence of cricket in postcolonial countries.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we prefer a world where sports are not commercialised
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we would abolish the ‘one-year-out’ rule in the NBA.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That Palestinians should abandon their claim for statehood and opt for a civil rights struggle instead.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That we regret the Trump-Taliban peace deal agreement.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That we, as Benny Gantz, regret signing the coalition agreement between Likud and the Blue and White alliance.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we regret the expectation that children should be shielded from all forms of danger.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we would proportionately subsidise (e.g. scholarship and funding) university courses according to the employability of their graduates.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we support a permanent move to online tertiary education.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That young people should reject traditionally empowered political parties.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That legislative bodies (e.g. parliament, congress, senate, councils) should be formed by sortition democracy.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That the Democratic Party should not embrace 'Never Trump' Republicans.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should ban high frequency trading
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should limit the trading of individual shares and derivative products to licensed professionals.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should ban mortgage-based financial derivatives.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That we should ban mergers and acquisitions of mass media companies.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That social media companies should aggressively censor offensive and discriminatory content.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That we prefer a world where social media networking sites are only available on a paid subscription basis.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That the state's failure to address a pandemic should be considered as a crime against humanity.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That criminal trials should continue even when the accused is deceased
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That the state should pay reparations to individuals convicted in the past for actions that are no longer recognised as a crime.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That we regret the rise of nation-states built around exclusive notions of language, race, and religion.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That it is illegitimate for states to limit immigration unless there is a clear threat to national security.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That it is morally wrong to use subconscious manipulation to nudge citizens towards socially desirable choices.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That activist movements should embrace cancel culture as a tool to promote social change.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That France should abandon the principle of laïcité.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we should abolish literary awards (e.g. the Man Booker Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature).
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we regret the stigmatisation of hedonistic lifestyles
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we support the creation of children's literature which teaches that people are neither good nor evil.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That Non-Western LGBTQ activists should reject sex positivity
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That we regret the belief that individuals possess defined personality traits.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That portrayals of religious deities and prophets in media should receive prior approval from relevant religious authorities.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That Western companies with a significant number of employees from the Indian diaspora should actively campaign against the caste system.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That ASEAN should transform itself into a political union
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That, as developing nations, we would prefer to align with China than the United States.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That, as a woman of colour living in a majority-white country, we would embrace, compete in and establish national beauty pageants for women of our ethnic heritage.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That capitalism is incompatible with racial equality
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That we, as a Catholic priest, would actively endorse liberal values that do not align with the Catholic Church.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That we, as original producers of non-Western films, would deny Hollywood the right to produce remakes, unless a quota for non-Western actors/actresses is guaranteed.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That we prefer transformative to curatorial fandom
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That Disney should remove from circulation cartoons from its history that contain racist caricatures.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That we should stop the practice of requiring community's approval to build houses of worship.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That, as minorities, we would engage in respectability politics
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That we would require companies to use absolute blind recruitment
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That we should allow parents to sell shares in their children’s future income streams.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That we should reallocate public investment funds from start-ups to traditional small and medium-sized enterprises.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That the European Central Bank should monetise the government deficits of Eurozone countries experiencing financial crises.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That, in countries where military service is mandatory only for men, as self-proclaimed feminist women, we would actively volunteer in the military.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That we regret narratives that portray human progress as inevitable
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That we regret the emphasis placed on individual rights by social justice movements.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That we should grant legal personhood to culturally significant features of the natural environment.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That we support compassionate conservation
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That, as environmentalists, we would choose a strategy of working closely with corporations.
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 1 THBT Queer movements in the developing world Should attempt to dissociate themselves from modern Queer movements in the west
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 2 As the resistance group, THW accept the offer
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 3 THR the use of nostalgia in political campaigning
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 4 THO the demonization of dark humour / comedy
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Novice2_Final THR the Heroisation of Covid-19 Frontliners.
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Novice_Final As an Asian parent, THW teach their child to actively reject the 'humble culture"
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Open_Semi THBT the GNA and its allies should abandon any attempts at peace negotiations and continue its current push against the LNA
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Open_Final THS Black rights movements in the West's strategy of actively campaigning to defund the police instead of pushing for institutional reforms
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 1 THO participation awards
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 2 THBT the USMCA should pursue long term economic integration through a common currency
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 3 THS the complete and total liberation of all animals
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 4 THR the narrative that family love should be unconditional
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 5 THW attend the Queer Liberation March rather than the Stonewall 50 March
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 6 THS the withdrawal of companies from Hong Kong
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Novice_Final THBT, given feasibility, companies should move to work from home
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Open_Semi THW remove all restrictions on allowable areas of scientific research
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Open_Final THBT when financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (e.g. via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 1 TH regrets virtue signalling on social media
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 2 THBT X should take the job of CEO
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 3 THBT Batman should abolish his no kill rule
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 4 THW programme self-driving cars to prioritise the number of lives saved when faced with unavoidable collisions as opposed to prioritising the safety of the driver/passenger
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 Open_Semi THW require all historically major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 Open_Final THR effective altruism
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 1 TH supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 2 In countries with a lack of medical professionals, TH, rather than regulate who can be a healthcare professional, would provide optional certifications of competence
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 3 THR The increasing trend of left wing censorship in university campuses and the overall academic and literary sphere
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 4 This House Believes That the state should strongly incentivise highly educated individuals to have children
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Quarter This House believes that the protections of international law conventions and treaties should not apply to combatants from terrorist organisations (e.g. prohibition on torture, prisoner of war status, guarantee of post-conflict release)
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Semi THP a world in which African nations persued aggressive trade deals with China at the expense of all western aid
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Final THW make all punishments imposed by the criminal justice system proportional to the wealth of the accused
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 1 THR the narrative that in times of crisis (for example: major natural disasters, war, pandemics) frontline workers are national heroes
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 2 THP a world where significantly more women are cast in lead villain roles by film and TV studios
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 3 THW require policing budgets and policy to be decided by local referenda
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 4 THR the glorification of youth
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 5 THBT it would be in the interest of the Russian state to pivot away from China and towards the West
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Quarter THR the focus on the personal identity and private actions of politicians
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Semi TH prefers, as a means of enrolling people in the army, conscription by lottery rather than aggressive recruitment of volunteers
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Final THBT the scientific community should reject the notion of "non-overlapping magisteria"
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 1 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 2 THBT prominent social media platforms (e.g Twitter, Facebook, Weibo) should not allow politicians or political parties to make public accounts
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 3 THS the pirating and mass availability of academic resources
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 4 THW cancel all debts to international organisations (e.g. the IMF) or other countries held by the governments of the poorest 20% of countries
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 5 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Quarter THS the illegal removal of statues of popular historical figures by social justice movements who consider them to be offensive (e.g statues of Winston Churchill in the UK, of Sukarno in Indonesia, etc)
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Semi THBT international media organisations should only use local reporters to cover foreign stories and events
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open ProAm_Final THBT identity groups within the feminist movement (e.g. the trans community, black feminists, etc) should lobby and campaign as independent movements rather than together as a single movement
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 1 THW consider "public interest" as a mitigating factor for investigative journalists prosecuted for committing crimes (e.g. breaking and entering, breaching privacy etc) in the course of an investigation
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 2 Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 3 THBT it is legitimate for oppressed communities (e.g. poor African American communities in the US) to not pay taxes towards the government
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 4 THW break up big tech companies
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July ProAm_Final THW compel all social media companies to offer multi-tiered paid subscription services instead of free for all access.
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 1 THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 2 THBT developed states should freeze all debt repayments from developing states until the COVID-19 crisis is effectively contained
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 3 THBT the educational system should portray drug use in an objective way (with all pros and cons), rather than in an solely negative light
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 4 THR the glamourization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own businesses rather than pursuing traditional career paths
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 5 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritize lobbying governments to change environmental policies (e.g. Cap and trade, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their own contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing / recycling waste, taking public transit)
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 6 THO the rise of billionaire philanthropy
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 7 THS filial responsibility laws
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 8 THBT developing nations should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from natural resource extraction
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 1 THBT sex education classes in schools should teach techniques for sexual gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation)
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 2 THBT Israel should adopt the Corpus Seperatum plan
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 3 THBT Carrie Lam should resign
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 4 THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 5 THW ban the creation of saviour siblings
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Quarters THW take the Blue Pill over the Red Pill
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Semi THBT India should join ASEAN
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Final THBT universities should establish "dangerous spaces"
2020-06-27 Imperial IV ProAm_Final THR the rise of silicon valley culture
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 1 THBT South Korea should develop its own nucler weapons
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 2 THW grant only non-male individuals the right to bear arms
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 3 THBT Muslim majority states should not perform the hajj until Saudi Arabia and its allies withdraw from Yemen
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 4 THS the establishment of LGBTQIA+-only schools in conservative areas
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Novice_Semi THW allow children who have reached the age of majority to sue their parents for religious indoctrination
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Novice_Final THO the glorification of courage in popular culture
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Quarters THBT India should seek prompt de-escalation, even at the expense of territorial concessions, in relation to China in the Sino-Indian conflict
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Semi THW prefer not to be born than to live a deeply immoral yet pleasurable life
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Final THBT it is in Mahathir's interest to cede leadership of the Opposition to Anwar Ibrahim
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 1 THW cancel all debts held by poor countries
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 2 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 3 THW grant amnesty to members of drgu gangs operating in violent areas if gang leaders end all turf wars
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 4 THBT it is in the interests of the EU to offer Turkey accession into the union in exchange for a permanent commitment to housing refugees from the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 5 THBT historically oppressed communities should heavily prioritize teaching values of individualism to their children
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 Open_Semi THBT tourists should boycott Indigenous tourist destinations
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 Open_Final THBT all control of disputed religious sites should be ceded to the UN
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 1 TH, as a prominent director from a marginalized background, would prioritize developing TV shows and films with a multicultural, diverse cast over one focused specifically on their marginalized group.
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 2 Assuming this medicine exists and is widely accessible, This House Believes That universities should ban and actively test for this drug
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 3 TH as Japan Would nationalize their electronics industry
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 4 THBT people should never "go above and beyond" in the workplace
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 5 THBT feminist movements should adopt feminist icons that are adversarial and embody violence as opposed to icons that promote traditional norms, monetary prosperity and working within the system through cooperation.
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Novice_Final THR Breadtubers' prioritisation of trying to de-radicalise alt-righters
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Open_Semi THR the commercialization of genetic testing (eg: AncestryDNA, 23 & Me)
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Open_Final This House Prefers a world with city-states governed by an elected global leadership to the current predominance of nation-states.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 1 THW implement the Teacher Independence Model in schools for children aged over 12.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 2 THR twitter adding a fact-check function
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 3 THW incentivize work from home (*not only for the duration of the pandemic)
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 4 THW grant all nation states the right to veto any transfer, out of their country, of art which is deemed to be cultural heritage
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 5 THW forbid universities in the US from accepting research funding from China
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Quarters THW spend the significant majority of foreign development aid on interventions proven to be effective by RCT.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Semi TH, as a feminist hacker, would seek to disrupt tradwife spaces (for example, by methods such as DDos, phishing, defacement)
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Final THP the rule of the governing AI, with elections on priorities over, traditional representative democracy
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 1 TH supports giving legal personhood to internationally recognized important environmental spaces (e.g., Mount Everest, the Amazon) as a form of conservation
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 2 TH prefers a world with a widespread belief in radical freedom
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 3 TH supports the creation of charter cities in the developing world
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 4 THBT social movements should focus on publicly shaming corporations to change business practices rather than trying to achieve these outcomes through legislative action
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 5 THBT the 'cultural defence' is a legitimate defence in criminal proceedings
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Quarters THBT the U.S. Federal Reserve should purchase equities (i.e., buy stocks)
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Semi TH supports the narrative that All Cops Are Bad
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Final TH prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 1 THW ban all forms of pornography
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 2 THW ban standardized testing
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 3 THW require parents to obtain the State's approval before having children
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 4 THW hold city and local governments civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 5 This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Quarters THBT oppressed minority groups should pursue violent resistance (i.e. rioting) as opposed to peaceful protest when seeking reform.
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Semi TH, as Russia, would pursue an oil war against Saudi Arabia
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Final THP a world where people are unable to forget their life experiences
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 1 THR the idolization of individuals who achieved success without going through traditional education (Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc)
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 2 THR the narrative that humans are innately bad
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 3 In places with strong Islamophobia, THBT Muslim parents should homeschool their children
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the destruction of monuments of controversial historical figures.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Gretta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students).
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THBT hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 Assuming full social distancing isn't possible: This house, upon finding an opportunity, would escape to another city which is not yet infected.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 In times of crisis, where tradeoff is inevitable, THBT states should prioritise safety over freedom.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as Mowgli W stay in the jungle
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 THBT Ezra Miller should drop out of the role for future movies in the series
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as the Ministry of Magic W expose itself to the Muggle World
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THW make income tax for all women directly proportional to the national wage gap (e.g. if women earn on average 70% of what men earn, they would pay 70% of the income tax men pay for the same salary)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THO the rise of entrepreneurs selling off their businesses to large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THS the rise of disaster capitalism
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THBT Michael should not be convicted for his crimes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 Assuming there exists technology that can access and project memories, THW allow using it for evidence in court.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THW allow the use of evidence obtained illegally in court
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the portrayal of female retributive violence
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the depiction of women in mythology as feminists (eg: Athena, Draupadi)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, supports Queer baiting
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THBT the working class should reject Bernie Sanders as the face of the working class movement for being a part of the 1%.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THW require all research institutions to use at least 50% of their resources (time, staff, money, etc.) to do replication studies
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THS two party political systems over multiparty political systems
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THW allow doctors to disclose incurable and terminal hereditary conditions to their patient's life partner against the patient's wishes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which the dominant societal world-view is a realistic one rather than an optimistic one
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which people don't engage in virtue signalling
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi THR the US pursuit of global energy dominance
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi With the benefit of hindsight, TH, as the USA would not order the killing of the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani at the beginning of this year
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Wakanda, would reveal itself to the world and adopt globalism, rather than remain in isolation
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology to alter one's memories irreversibly exists, THW ban the use of the technology
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW use Soul 100
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW allow convicted criminals whose crimes caused their victims suffering to choose to undergo the exact same experience as their victims did, by using the technology, as a substitute for a prison sentence.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 1 This house, without knowledge of who they will be, would prefer to be born into the 2nd Moon
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 2 THS the existence of teleportation
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 3 THP a world where, starting tomorrow, women can shoot lightning from their fingertips
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 4 THW ban privately contracting the services of superheroes by individuals or companies
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Gold_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV ProAm_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Silver_Final TH, as someone with hyperempathy, would not take the pill.
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 1 THBT parents should have the right to withdraw their children from all teaching about sex and relationships
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 2 THBT twitter should require individuals to use accounts uner their own name
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 3 TH regrets the narrative that hard work will lead to financial success
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open Open_Final THW never hold referenda on measures of social lpolicy
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 THO the use of deferred prosecution agreements for large companies
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 This house supports, where possible, the loved ones (eg family, close friends) of victims of serious criminal offences being involved in the sentencing of the perpetrator (eg in consultation with the judge).
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 THW abolish all legislatively set sentencing guidelines
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 This house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 TH, as the Biden campaign, would pick Elizabeth Warren as our Vice President
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 his house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 This house regrets the rise of low-fee, easy-to-access financial market trading services (e.g. Robinhood)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 his house would impose an exit tax on citizens who choose to take up long term employment outside their country of origin.
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 THS closed shop arrangements
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house would implement a strict deadline for the length of time that children can be in foster care before being placed in a permanent home (eg returned to birth parents, in guardianship or adopted)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house would prefer their child, in preschool and early primary school, to have one close friend rather than being 'popular' with several less-close 'friends'
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house believes that the feminist movement should aggressively praise mothers and motherhood
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 THR the commercialisation of spirituality
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 THP a world in which individuals did not feel strong emotions
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 This house believes that it is immoral to consume the art of creators who have been proven to be guilty of heinous offences
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters THBT the United States should leave Iraq
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters This house, as the EU, impose sanctions on countries with active prisoners of conscience.
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters This house, as a SEA nation involved in the South China Sea conflict, would opt to actively seek closer ties with China
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi This house would require test-status cricketing nations to play each other at equivalent rates (e.g. South Africa would be required to play Afghanistan and Ireland approximately as often as they play India)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi THS efforts to colonize Mars
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi This house regrets the narrative that one should respect authority figures even if you disagree with them
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final This house prefers process-based to outcomes-based environmental regulation
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final THBT humans owe a debt to Future Generations
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final THBT the environmentalist movement should prioritise the anthropocentrist value of nature in its rhetoric
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 1 TH, as the CCP, would publicly acknowledge their errors in their managing of COVID-19 & the creation of a pandemic, and agree to reasonable measures of assistance & compensation to the global community.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 2 TH, in times of economic crisis, would ease bank capital adequacy requirements
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 3 THBT Indian feminist movement movements should adopt Lakshmi as a symbol of the movement rather than Kali
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 4 THW allow "religious duty" as a mitigating defense for crimes
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Quarters THR the rise of ideological purity policing
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Semi THBT it is in the interest of the Aam Aadmi Party to join in a coalition with the Indian National Congress before contesting in the next general election.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Final THBT ASEAN should abandon the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct negotiations
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online 1 THW prohibit the dismissal of employees for their use of free speech or expression.
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online 2 TH, as a POC witnessing a non-violent crime (theft, trespassing, drug possession) by another POC, would choose to not call the cops.
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online 3 THBT gender and sexual minority groups (feminist and LGBTQIA+) should ensure that decision making and representation for their cause is done by members of the minority group and limit the advocacy of allies to support and mass action (such as protests and petitions)
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online 4 THW facilitate religious proselytization in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online Open_Quarters TH, as Bangladesh, would recognize Israel
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online Open_Semi THBT Lebanon should abolish the system of Confessionalism
2020-06-12 BRAC Genders Online Open_Final TH supports the creation of feminist political parties
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 1 THBT GOVERNMENTS SHOULD HAVE AUTONOMY TO DIVERT A PORTION OF CHARITY DONATIONS TO CHARITIES THEY DEEM TO BE MORE USEFUL/RELEVANT
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 2 As Black Lives Matter Movement, THW reject any form of participation from the police force within their protest activities
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 3 As Annisa, THW take the job
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 4 In asymmetric warfare, THBT it is a legitimate tactic for the significantly weaker side to target enemy civilian
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 Novice_Final THP a world where there is no belief in the afterlife
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 Open_Quarters THW implement TCDS on all criminals convicted of violent crimes
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 Open_Semi THW legalize "hacking back" in the private sector
2020-06-06 Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 Open_Final THP a wolrd in which every aspect of one's physical experience is indistinguishable from that of other people
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 1 This House Would allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sport
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 2 This House Believes That minorities should not attempt to reclaim slurs that have been directed against them
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 3 This House Believes That Ireland should significantly raise its corporate tax
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 4 This House Opposes the Rise of Non-Career Politicians
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 5 This House Believes That universities should continue with primarily online education post COVID-19
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters This House Believes That Joe Biden should pick Elizabeth Warren as his Vice President running mate.
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Semi This House Opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Final This House Supports rioting as a means of fighting for social justice in the U.S.
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 ProAm_Final This House Would violate the ceasefire and kill the leaders
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 1 THR World Athletics' decision to put an indefinite moratorium on future advances in shoe technology.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 1 THS granting IP protection for sports moves
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 1 Post the Covid-19 outbreak is contained, TH(the Bundesliga)W scrap the 50+1 rule.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 2 THBT major polluter nations should open their borders to climate refugees
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 2 THR the characterization of large scale policy reforms against social vices as wars For example --‘combating’
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 2 THBT regulation of overconsumption of common shared resources is justified
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 3 TH (the journalist) will reveal this information to the public
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 3 TH, as climate activists, would use interpretation of religious texts as a tool for climate action ( Eg invoking stories from the Ramayana’s Aranya Kaand to create narratives around forests, etc.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 3 THR the vilification of "money mindedness" in individuals
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 4 THBT women in politics actively moving away from "the pantsuit" does more harm than good
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 4 THR the rise of rainbow capitalism
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 4 TH, as a feminist, R the narrative that God is a Woman.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 5 THS privatisation of prisons
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 5 THP the Collegium System for the appointment of Federal Judges and Justices instead of Executive Nomination System in USA.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 5 THBT criminal law should not distinguish an attempt to commit a crime from successfully committing a crime.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 6 In times of economic crisis, THW abolish the minimum wage
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 6 (Assuming equal cost feasibility) THP UBI instead of traditional Welfare Programs(Medicare, Food stamps, PMJDY, etc) to tackle poverty.
2020-06-04 Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 6 THS the use of Negative Interest Rate Policies to tackle the economic downturn due to the Covid 19.
2020-06-01 The Grand Spar June 1 THR violent protests
2020-06-01 The Grand Spar June 2 In a world where realistic android relationships are possible, THS the rise of relationships with realistic androids
2020-06-01 The Grand Spar June 3 THR cancel culture
2020-06-01 The Grand Spar June 4 THW remove veto powers from permanent security council members and redistribute it to historically neutral countries (e.g. Ireland, Switzerland, Panama, etc)
2020-06-01 The Grand Spar June ProAm_Final This house believes that progressive social movements in developing countries should prioritise campaigning for changes to official laws and governmental policies over changes in mass attitudes and beliefs.
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open 1 As an 18 year old female from a lower income family receiving a scholarship to attend a highly prestigious yet highly competitive university, THW invest all their time and resources in the most lucrative field to work in, as opposed to seeking knowledge and experiences from multiple fields
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open 2 THS the rise of escapist media and art
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open 3 THW focus economic stimulus packages on businesses instead of individuals
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open 4 THR the rise of celebrity preachers
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open Novice_Final As environmental movements, THW focus on campaigning against having children as opposed to campaigning to reduce all forms of consumption
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open Open_Quarters THBT militaries should prioritize spending on cyber security over physical security
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open Open_Semi TH prefers a world where humans are assumed to be inherently good as opposed to a world where humans are assumed to be inherently evil
2020-05-31 Circuit Breaker Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where competitive debating tournaments are always and exclusively hosted online as opposed to always and exclusively in person
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 1 THW break up large pharmaceutical firms
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 2 THBT feminists should not use rhetoric about women being more empathetic or more caring than men as part of their advocacy (e.g. “Women are good leaders because they are more gentle and nurturing.”)
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 3 THBT attacks on non-combatants involved in war activities are a legitimate strategy in war
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 4 TH regrets the rise of philanthrocapitalism
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters THR the societal belief that one should strongly identify with the culture of one's ancestry (e.g. if you are ethnically Chinese, identifying strongly with Chinese culture)
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Semi THR the US-Taliban peace deal
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Final THP a world without a belief in free will
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 ProAm_Final THBT teachers and parents belonging to oppressed minority groups should teach children within their group to contribute to the welfare of the group even at personal cost
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we prefer the establishment of truth and reconciliation commissions to attempts at pursuing retributive justice (e.g. prosecuting perpetrators) in post-conflict states
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we should make it an offense to witness a crime and not report it
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we should make search engines liable for defamation when their algorithms promote defamatory content
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we should ban derivative markets
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we should ban hedge funds
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we regret central bank independence
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That the US should escalate its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That we, as India, would rejoin the RCEP
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That the UK should offer citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 That developing countries should ban the sale of GMO products
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 That we shuold genetically design "Philosopher Kings"
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 Assuming that the technology existed, that we would allow individuals to sell their Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a commodity
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 You are a publicly successful chef, whose real cooking skill is secretly attributable to a rat which directs your movements underneath your chef's hat. That we should reveal the existence of the rat.
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 That we should ban the consumption of animals
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 That we should ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That we regret cancel culture within progressive movements
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That, as Joe Biden, we would prioritize solving economic inequality over racial issues in the campaign
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That, as the minority resistance group, we would submit to the state
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That no media platform should receive public funding
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That we would abolish the Goldwater Rule
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That we should regulate social media entities as publishers/news organisations
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That, as Bibi Netanyahu, we should abandon efforts to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That we regret the rise of decentralisation agendas in developing countries
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That, as a liberal democracy, we should heavily restrict our Multinational Corporations from investing in/expanding into illiberal states (e.g. Russia, Turkey, China, Poland)
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV 1 THW mandate that in any legal case both sides must have access to an equally priced counsel (for example a rich person can hire as expensive a defense attorney as they would like, but money must be provided to the plaintiff if they cannot afford a lawyer of a similar caliber)
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV 2 THR tv shows and movies that humanize violent, antisocial protagonists (ex: Barry, You, Killing Eve, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, My Friend Dahmer)
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV 3 THBT Muslim states should sever political and economic ties with India until the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV 4 Assuming you lived a middle class life, THW choose to upload their consciousness to this technology.
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV 5 THR the existence of high fashion
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV Open_Quarters THBT governments should not condition COVID-related bailouts of the private sector on major corporate reforms (e.g., limiting executive compensation, banning corporate stock buybacks, restrictions on lobbying, increased environmental regulation, etc.)
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV Open_Semi THBT western liberal democracies should criminalize and permanently disavow private military contractors
2020-05-24 Eastern Online IV Open_Final THW spend all of Jeff Bezos's money
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 1 THR the increasing trend of producing reboots within franchises (e.g. Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Harry Potter, X-men)
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 1 THBT artists should refrain from actively and openly interpreting their own art
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 2 THBT Asian immigrants to Western countries should assimilate in the culture of their host country even at the expense of losing their original culture
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 2 THS excess profit taxes on corporations that derive a significant profit from a pandemic
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 2 THBT philanthropic figures focussed on COVID-19 should focus on prevention (eg distributing PPE) to possible cures/vaccines
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 3 In the aftermath of the COVID-19 Outbreak, THBT Western liberal democracies/governments should actively promote the narrative that individuals ought to sacrifice/make sacrifices for the collective community
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 3 THP a world where the legacies of radical revolutionaries are glorified over the legacies of peaceful revolutionaries
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 3 THR the use of nostalgia (e.g. reminiscing over past/historical leaders, periods, or events) in politics
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 4 THBT technocrats (highly educated and skilled experts) within authoritarian states should collectively refuse to work with/for the government
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 4 THP a world where sexual compatibility is prioritized over emotional compatibility in relationships
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 4 THBT parents have a duty to push their children to succeed even if it comes at the expense of their happiness
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 5 THS parents actively confiding in their children about financial problems and personal insecurities
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 5 THW require both parties to use state lawyers, instead of private lawyers, in defamation trials
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 5 THW not give employers access to criminal records of potential employees
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open 5 THBT all sentencing should be decided according to an algorithm that considers purely the probability of recidivism of the convict
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Semi THR the usage of religious appeals as a rallying call for humanitarian causes
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Semi THBT movements should not use civil disobedience as a strategy to achieve their goals
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Semi This house regrets the dominant narrative that mainstream social movements should refrain from being antagonistic and aggressive, in pushing for changes/fighting against injustice
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Final THBT post-conflict societies should construct a national identity around a shared ethnicity, as opposed to a common culture
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Final TH opposes the narrative that refugees' entitlement to help should be conditional upon their potential utility to the economy
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open HS_Final In post-conflict societies, THW actively suppress information and interpretation, that paints any past dictator in a sympathetic light
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Octa THBT US Senators who approved (in confidential briefings) the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation (waterboarding, sleep deprivation, exposure to low temperatures for extended periods etc.) should be tried for war crimes
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Octa THBT Iran should end its nuclear weapons program
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Octa TH, as Bernie Sanders, Would have stayed in the race as opposed to dropping out
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Quarter TH, as a prominent religious leader of a major organised religion, would promote any scripture/interpretation/doctrine that says that the determinant factor of entering heaven is good deeds and not the level of faith/piety
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Quarter THP a world where the belief or disbelief in God or Gods is seen as an involuntary decision
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT LGBTQIA+ activists in religiously conservative countries should seek to actively solicit support, funding, and endorsement from religious entities
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Semi THBT developing nations should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from nature resource extraction
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Semi THBT the World Bank should have the full responsibility for the share of loss due to corruption.
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Semi THBT the "Tax Mix" should be set by reserve banks
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Final THR "self-crit" culture.* * ”Self-crit culture” refers to a culture where individuals are encouraged to publicly and openly criticise themselves for their shortcomings.
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Final THO the use of scientific discoveries obtained through unethical means
2020-05-23 Taiwan Online Debate Open Open_Final THR the narrative that ideal deliberation should exclude display or involvement of emotions
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 1 In liberal democracies, THW ban the media from reporting on ongoing sex offence trials
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 2 THBT western museums should return historical artifacts to the nations where they originated.
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 3 THBT governments should financially incentivize people to move away from areas with few viable economic activities
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 4 THBT the attacks by Palestinians on civilians actively supporting the Israeli government (politicians, businessmen, etc.) are justified ways of fighting for independence.
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 5 THR the narrative that 'women can have it all' (career, family, children, etc.)
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 6 THBT it is in the interest of Russia to have Putin continue in power after 2024 elections
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 7 Regardless of whether or not sexual identity is a choice, TH regrets the born this way narrative
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 8 TH would nationalize all nationally systemically important financial institutions
2020-05-20 Astana Debate Union Open 2020 9 THW not allow revolutionary leaders and their families in post-conflict societies to run for political office
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 1 This House Would ban the breeding of wild animals for petting programs at zoos
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 2 This House, as the WWE, would recognize Chris Benoit's achievements and induct him into the Hall of Fame.
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 3 This House Supports the US Federal/State governments' re-opening of their economies
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 4 In countries with conscription, This House Believes That it is morally legitimate to evade draft
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 5 This House Believes That the IMF should significantly relax conditions on loans to African countries
2020-05-17 VITDT Round Robin 2020 Open_Final This House Believes That Imran Khan should pivot away from China and towards India.
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX 1 THW ban 24 Hour News Media
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX 2 THR the narrative that being a nurse is a calling rather than a job
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX 3 THW ban Zero Hour Contracts
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX 4 THW ban religious institutions from opening addiction rehab centers
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX 5 THW implement a weighted voting system, where your vote counts less and less the older you get
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX Open_Semi THS first-generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
2020-05-15 Deree Invitational LIX Open_Final THBT Putin has been good for Russia
2020-05-10 Parassat Open 1 THW not subsidize national flag carrier airlines
2020-05-10 Parassat Open 2 THW stop writing the novel
2020-05-10 Parassat Open 3 THBT the feminist movements in Central Asian states should also focus on gender issues that affect men (toxic masculinity etc.) rather than exclusively focus on the issues that affect only women
2020-05-10 Parassat Open 4 TH as Nicolas Maduro would seek to voluntarily step down from power
2020-05-10 Parassat Open 5 THBT it is in the interests of organized religions to adopt the "rigorous mission scheme"
2020-05-10 Parassat Open Novice_Final TH as a young individual in an authoritarian country who wants to improve their society would seek to do so by joining the ruling party as opposed to operating outside the establishment.
2020-05-10 Parassat Open Open_Quarter THBT it is in the interests of organized religions to adopt the "rigorous mission scheme"
2020-05-10 Parassat Open Open_Semi THBT members of the Eurasian Economic Union should introduce a new common currency.
2020-05-10 Parassat Open Open_Final THO the commercialization of competitive debating (such as for profit debate training, paid workshops, paying IAs a salary, paying pros to speak with wealthy beginners, etc)
2020-05-03 Ullens Online 1 Assuming adequate child support services exist, This house would allow opponents of abortion to sign legally-binding contracts with pregnant women, in which they pay the pregnant women not to have an abortion
2020-05-03 Ullens Online 2 THW nationalise the Space industry
2020-05-03 Ullens Online 3 THS the rise of disclosure culture
2020-05-03 Ullens Online 4 THS authoritarian reformers in newly formed states. (Eg: Lee Kuan Yew, Castro, etc)
2020-05-03 Ullens Online Open_Semi In a post COVID-19 world, THBT developing countries should prioritize the growth of their domestic markets/industries over foreign trade.
2020-05-03 Ullens Online Open_Final Assuming it was possible, THW allow individuals to permanently alter their memories to forget the dead
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open 1 This House supports the outing of anti-LGBT+ conservative public figures (e.g.: politicians, celebrities)
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open 2 Assuming Personal Protective Equipment is sufficiently available, THBT medical workers during a pandemic should have the right to opt out of service.
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open 3 THBT local queer activist groups should aggressively push for the redefinition of Hijras as ordinary individuals with no unique supernatural powers
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open 4 This House Believes That Bernie Sanders would have been better than Joe Biden as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open 5 This House Rejects the desexualisation of queer activism.
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open Open_Quarters This House Regrets cancel culture within progressive movements
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open Open_Semi This House Supports the rise of atheist movements in Southeast Asia
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open Open_Final TH prefers representation of queer characters in media whose stories do not centre around their queerness.
2020-05-02 Asia Queer Open ProAm_Final This House Supports the rise of atheist movements in Southeast Asia
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 1 THS online piracy in developing countries
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 2 THBT environmental movements should be pro-capitalism in their policies and advocacy (e.g., appealing to corporations for green policies, advocating for individual responsibility and sustainable consumption; rather than lobbying governments for extreme regulation, protesting for divestment)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 3 THBT it is in the interest of Germany to support EU bonds
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 4 THP a world with radical honesty
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final1 THBT it is preferable to be single, than pursuing a successful long-term monogamous relationship
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final2 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final3 THBT parents should teach morality to their children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbour" etc.)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Schools_Final THBT, when allocating resources to their children, working class families should allocate most of their resources to support the most talented child in the family.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 1 Assuming the technology were available, and you were the only one who could use it, that you should choose to become immortal
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 1 You have suffered from severe amnesia and cannot remember any of your past. You suspect that it may be "dark". That you should not go searching for answers
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 1 That we should prohibit research into the de-extinction of human-like species such as the Neanderthal.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 2 That the state should more harshly punish people who commit crimes against members of social groups who experience disproportionately high rates of violence regardless of that offender’s motivation
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 2 That the victim of crimes should be able to choose whether the offender is dealt with under civil law or criminal law
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 2 That individuals who breach COVID-19 lockdown requirements while unknowingly infectious should be liable for manslaughter for any resulting deaths
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 3 You are a state whose diplomatic and economic power is increasing rapidly. There are maintained attempts to curb the rise of your economic and diplomatic influence by the established regional power. That you should seek active confrontation with the established power.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 3 You are the ruler of a militaristic Greek city state. The Archameid empire has invaded mainland Hellas, if they are successful, your state will be subjugated. The other city states are in disarray and cannot decide on how to respond. You know that there is no chance of victory alone. That you should march against the Persian threat.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 3 Congratulations, you command the armies of Greece and now have the means to embark on your life goal to sail to and conquer Troy. Alas, you have offended the goddess Artemis who has stymied your plans by sending unfavourable winds. The only way to achieve your goal is to sacrifice your only child and you will win the war. That you should sacrifice your child.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 4 That the United States should immediately abolish private health insurance and establish Medicare for all
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 4 That the European Union should abandon the Euro
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 4 That in times of extraordinary economic or social crisis, we should temporarily close financial markets.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Quarters As a curator of a prominent museum or gallery, you should only display works created by women
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Quarters A ‘sham marriage’ (also known as xinghun or co-operative marriage) is a marriage between a gay man and a lesbian woman for the purposes of creating the appearance of being straight and evading the social stigmas of being gay or being ‘left on the shelf’. They are particularly common in China. That, as a homosexual person in China, would enter into a sham marriage.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Quarters That feminists should celebrate domestic activities which are traditionally carried out by women (e.g. baking, gardening and knitting) as empowering and feminist activities
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Semi That the Ukraine should seek an internationally brokered agreement to formally acknowledge the cession of Crimea to Russia
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Semi In a world in which humans have obtained the ability of interstellar travel, humans should never make contact with, or interfere with, the development of alien civilisations that are not also capable of interstellar travel.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Semi That we should abolish the International Criminal Court
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Final That the Catholic Church should de-emphasise the concepts of Satan and Hell.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Final You are a cardinal with evidence of corruption in the Vatican. That you should destroy the evidence.
2020-05-02 Jurassic IV 2020 Open_Final You are a 16th century english Catholic bishop. Henry VIII has established the Anglican Church in opposition to the Catholic Church. You have been invited by the King to join his church as Bishop. That you should join the Anglican Church.
2020-05-01 The Grand Spar May 1 This house prefers a world in which people predominantly believe that all decisions, thoughts, and actions of all in the universe are pre-determined.
2020-05-01 The Grand Spar May 2 THW institute a health credit system (inexact wording)
2020-05-01 The Grand Spar May 3 THBT states should be legally liable for recidivist crimes (inexact wording)
2020-05-01 The Grand Spar May ProAm_Final This house, as person X, would choose to upload yourself onto the digital afterlife instead of going through with the surgery
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 1 THP a world in which social media platforms use paid subscriptions rather than collect and monetize users' data
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 2 THBT progressives are justified in refusing to endorse Joe Biden until he adopts significantly more progressive policies in his campaign platform
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 3 THBT states should not bail out large corporations with high rates of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 4 THBT China should pay reparations to developing nations severely affected by COVID-19
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 Novice_Final TH, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would publicly and actively call out Trump whenever he gives false medical advice to the general public.
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 Open_Quarters Assuming feasibility, THW have all states temporarily cede their sovereignty to international organizations in times of protracted global crisis (e.g. global recessions, pandemics).
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would publicly and actively call out Trump whenever he gives false medical advice to the general public.
2020-04-27 Axiom Debate Open 2020 Open_Final THR the widespread use of war-like terminology by world leaders in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open 1 This House Opposes educational approaches centered on making children believe they are special
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open 2 This House Believes That the West should discourage and disincentivize economic collaboration and exchange with China
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open 3 This House Would break up Amazon
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open 4 This House Believes That feminists should advocate for the destruction of the traditional family unit
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open 5 This House Believes That scientific literature should be free
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open EFL F This House Believes That leaders of police forces should be elected by thelocal communities they serve
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open Open_Quarters This House Opposes cancel culture
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open Open_Semi This House Believes That states formerly under the rule of the Soviet Union should NOT emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
2020-04-26 Central European Cyberspace Open Open_Final This House Believes That all countries should implement legislation similar to the US Defense Production Act to combat the Covid-19 pandemic
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge 1 THBT parents of children from lower socio economic backgrounds should discourage their children from pursuing majors with low employability (sociology, history, fine arts, etc)
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge 2 THW make the State liable for recidivist crimes
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge 3 TH prefers the US modernizing its military at the cost of reducing its military size
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge 4 THBT feminist organizations should prioritize progressive, well off communities as opposed to communities that are more financially needy, but choose to adhere to strong traditional gender roles
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge Novice_Final Assuming feasibility, THW create sovereign states for each major religion, and offer citizenship to anyone who professes to be a part of that religion
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge Open_Quarters TH Opposes the Informal Economy
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW create sovereign states for each major religion, and offer citizenship to anyone who professes to be a part of that religion
2020-04-16 Asia E-Debate Challenge Open_Final TH, as the Putin administration, would choose to artificially decrease Russia's oil price
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 1 That, assuming it were practicable, sports teams or people that develop novel strategies or techniques should be able to “copyright” them for two seasons after they are first used successfully.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 1 That we regret Drag Culture going mainstream
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 1 That one should not offer to ‘give exposure’ to gain discounted goods or services from creatives.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 2 That we would abolish corporate tax
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 2 That we would create financial incentives for companies to expose the law breaking of their competitors.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 2 That we prefer broad tax cuts in financial stimulus packages to targeted government spending.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 3 That evidence that is reliable but illegally obtained by the police should be excluded as evidence in all criminal trials.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 3 That we should abolish all statutes of limitations in criminal cases.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 3 That we should abolish the "right to silence"
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 4 That, as the West, we would lift economic sanctions on Iran during its COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 4 That we would bail out airlines failing due to COVID-19
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 4 That we would disestablish the World Health Organisation (WHO).
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 Open_Semi That sanctions should be placed on countries that provide tax-havens to multinational companies.
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 Open_Semi That war criminals should be tried in their home country instead of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
2020-04-10 Cinnamon Scroll 2020 Open_Semi That states should be allowed to buy and sell votes in international organizations
2020-04-07 EUDC Challenge IV 1 THBT social media platforms should aggressively remove unverified information
2020-04-07 EUDC Challenge IV 2 THW require companies valued at $1B or above to trade publicly*
2020-04-07 EUDC Challenge IV 3 THW NOT publish this information
2020-04-07 EUDC Challenge IV Open_Semi TH, as the EU, would pass a binding resolution to impose significant economic sanctions on Israel in the event that Israel unilaterally annexes any part of the West Bank
2020-04-07 EUDC Challenge IV Open_Final TH prefers to live in a world where personal success and failure are predominantly seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choices
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 1 This House would give financial incentives to people who live a healthy lifestyle (eg. no smoking, exercising regularly, healthy diet)
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 2 THP a world where the pill exists
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 3 This House would implement UBI in times of crisis
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 4 This House prefers a world where the Assassins Brotherhood exists
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 5 THBT Supreme Court justices should adopt Originalist stances in applying constitutional law
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Quarters This House prefers to follow a religion where one's fate in the material world is predetermined, rather than one where one's choices and actions influence their fate
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Semi This House supports the decline of oil prices
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Final This House believes that in times of severe crisis, individuals have a moral obligation to dedicate themselves towards combating the crisis
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 1 TH, as a star Latin American soccer/football player, would stay in their national league over playing in Europe
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 2 THBT stock markets should freeze the sale of publicly-exchanged stocks on the secondary market during pandemics
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 3 THBT trans legal advocates should seek to establish precedent that protects trans people under existing sex discrimination law, rather than pursuing anti-discrimination laws for trans communities
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 4 TH, as the EU, would replace the independent national healthcare systems with a collectively funded regional system
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 5 THR the concept of "The one that got away"
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 Novice_Final THBT Facebook has done more harm than good
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 Open_Quarters THS the "Kingpin" strategy in combatting drug cartels
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 Open_Semi THA the Vatican regrets the China-Vatican deal on the appointment of Chinese Bishops
2020-03-28 Lord Discup's Cup 2020 Open_Final THW allow victims of miscarriages of justice to sue expert witnesses for incompetence
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 1 THW forcibly take owernership of privately-owned homes which are not lived in by their owners during periods of national housing shortages.
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 2 THBT, instead of attempting to mitigate the effect of climate change, states should re-divert all existing environmental funding to geoengineering projects.
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 3 THR the decision to let the FARC run as a political party.
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 4 When tech companies own platform utilities and platform products, THW break them up.
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 5 THS protectionism in developing countries.
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 Novice_Final THR the Goldwater Rule
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 Open_Semi THBT social justice movements should not actively try to appeal to allies (e.g. the feminist movement deliberately trying to appeal to men, or the LGBT+ movement to straight cis individuals).
2020-03-20 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, TH supports the use of augmented eternity for people in highly influential positions (e.g: top academics, researchers, CEOs or politicians)
2020-02-29 Downpour Open '20 1 R1 - THW allow medical professionals to give medicine to underage children irrespective of the children's and their parent's consent
2020-02-29 Downpour Open '20 3 THW require priests to disclose confessions where it is relevant to ongoing criminal cases
2020-02-29 Downpour Open '20 Open_Semi In countries with large immigrant populations, THW reserve seats for foreign individuals in parliament
2020-02-29 Downpour Open '20 Open_Final THBT political assassination is a legitimate tool in foreign policy
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 1 That as the superdelegates, we would give the nomination to Biden
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 1 That we would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger re-election.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 1 That we should hold all state presidential primary elections simultaneously
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 2 This House, as Likud, regrets not removing Netanyahu as leader before the upcoming election.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 2 That Lebanon should abolish the confessional system
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 2 That we regret the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 3 That as an Indian feminist we would identify more with Lakshmi than with Kali
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 3 That feminists in Islamic majority countries should attempt to work to reform Sharia courts from within rather than advocating their abolition.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 3 This House, as the feminist movement, would push for the sexualisation of religious attires (eg. hijab/saree/cheongsum).
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 4 That ASEAN should allow the free movement of labour
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 4 That ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the consent of the majority of ASEAN.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 4 That we support the abolition of the CFA franc
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 5 That western countries should abandon attempts to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela (e.g. ending sanctions, ceasing funding of Guaido and opposition movements).
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 5 That we regret the removal of Evo Morales as president of Bolivia
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship 5 That we regret the 2019 election of Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Fernandez de Kirschner in Argentina.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Semi That we support Moon Jae-In's attempts to reform The Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Semi That it is in the interest of the Indian state for AAP to form a coalition with the INC to contest in upcoming general elections.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Semi That King Abdullah al-Haj should have called a snap election in Malaysia , rather than appointing Muhyuddin Yasin as Prime Minister and allowing the current members of the Dewan Rakyat (lower house) to form a new governing coalition.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Final That states should opt to implement the Hannibal Directive in dealing with their soldiers captured by terrorists.
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Final That we should adopt the Fisher Suggestion
2020-02-28 2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship Open_Final That, as a religious organization, we would perform final duas for known terrorists.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 1 This House would prohibit the use of statistical risk assessments when criminal courts are making sentencing decisions.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 2 This House prefers the antihero as the dominant female archetype in literature and movies.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 3 This House believes that companies should adopt the practice of Radical Transparency.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 4 This House would immediately abolish Two Schools under One Roof.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 5 This House would ban payday loans.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 Open_Semi This House prefers a world where people do not enter romantic relationships before they turn 18.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 Open_Final This House prefers a 2nd term of Donald Trump presidency over a Bernie Sanders presidency.
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 1 THW mandate labor union membership in large companies
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 2 THBT the UK should adopt a federal statehood structure which establishes regions and large counties as states
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 3 TH, as Narendra Modi, would reverse the 'Make in India' policy
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 4 THW allow indigenous groups to veto the development of environmentally disruptive projects on their territory
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 5 THW only allow the media and campagning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 ESL_Final THW allow the pardoning of whistleblowers by referendum
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 Open_Semi THBT it is in the interests of the Chinese Communist Party to allow state-owned firms to default on domestic bond repayments
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 Open_Final THP a world in which people exclusively idolise people they know
2020-02-15 Manchester IV 2020 ProAm_Final THR the westernization of the elite in post-colonial countries (e.g. speaking predominantly in English, going to schools/universities in the West, consuming predominantly Western media)
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 1 THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws (mandating that people take care of their parents
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 2 THBT sporting teams should be owned by their fans
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 3 THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one that preaches that one's choices influence it
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 4 TH, as a female climate change activist, would choose not to have children
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 5 THBT in authoritarian countries, individuals who wish to improve their societies should actively seek to join the establishment, as opposed to operating outside the establishment.
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 6 The year is 2018. This house, as Imran Khan, would rather lose the election than side with the Establishment
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 Novice_Semi TH supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to assimilate and identify with local culture
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 Novice_Final THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 Open_Quarters THBT all national economic policy (taxation, monetary policy, tariffs, etc) should be set by an appointed panel of economists rather than by elected officials
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 Open_Semi TH, as progressive student movements in Pakistan, would publicly ally themselves with progressive student movements in India
2020-02-07 LUMS IV 2020 Open_Final TH, as the Pakistan Army, would support the Musharraf verdict
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 1 THP a system where campaign donations are banned and all candidates for an election are equally publicly funded to a world that allows donations to candidates and parties
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 2 THBT a North American sports league, in seeking to expand beyond North America, should prioritize access and development to the Latin American market over the Chinese market
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 3 TH, as Benny Gantz, Would form a government with the Likud and Netanyahu to avoid a March 2020 election
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 4 You are a woman in a healthy non-abusive long-term relationship with a man. You make a stable salary with which you can support yourself. Your partner has/makes significantly(ridiculously) more money than you. THW Let him pay for the vast majority of expenses incurred during your relationship
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 5 THBT major film companies should use AI to choose which films to greenlight
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 6 THBT the United States should adopt more pro-plaintiff policies, such as abandoning the need to prove material harm and intent to defame.
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Novice_Semi THR the rise of business schools
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Novice_Final Assuming support from international activists, THBT indigenous groups should advocate for a boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Canada to fight its ongoing discrimination against Indigenous peoples
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Octos TH as a socially conscious prominent management consultant firm would accept cases for foreign governments with ongoing human rights violations
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Quarters THR the narrative that immortality is desirable
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Semi THBT the US should pursue Modern Monetary Theory
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Final In response to climate change THS an immediate, indefinite, international workers strike
2020-01-17 Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 2 This House Regrets the prominent use of self deprecating humor by female comedians
2020-01-17 Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 3 This House Regrets the trend of self destructive/anti social characters as protagonists in media (e.g Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sherlock, Mad Men etc)
2020-01-17 Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 4 THBT it was against the interest of Syrian Kurds to align themselves with the West in the Syrian Civil War
2020-01-17 Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 Open_Semi This House Believes That schools should emphasize the moral failures and wrongdoings of people considered to be national and social heroes (e.g Churchill, Gandhi, Mother Teresa)
2020-01-17 Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 Open_Final Assuming it could be done without placing the burden of secrecy on adults, This House Prefers a world where individuals are unaware of the existence of organized religions for the duration of their childhoods
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 1 This House would impose a BBC-style impartiality requirement on all news platforms.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 2 This House supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 3 This House would allow children to sue their parents for religious indoctrination.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 4 This House would abolish the Olympic Games.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 5 This House believes that the Mexican government should adopt measures that enable one cartel to monopolise the drug market. (These measures can include but are not limited to: targeting enemy cartels; selective arrests; stopping military deployments to areas controlled by this cartel; and renouncing the headhunt on its current leaders.)
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 6 In liberal democracies, This House would implement a Social Credit System.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 7 This House believes that ASEAN should abandon "the ASEAN Way".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 8 This House believes that the feminist movement should support the narrative that "beauty does not matter" over the narrative that "all bodies are beautiful".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 9 This House would abolish primary and secondary school grades/years that group children based on age, and instead group them by competency and intelligence.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 EFL_Semis This House prefers a world where, starting today, all humans have identical intellectual abilities (equivalent to the current global average).
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 EFL_Final This House would abolish the private ownership of (housing) property in major metropolitan areas.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Quarters In a relatively equal society where the "protected sphere model" is the norm, This House, as a parent, would raise their children according to the "deferred happiness model".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Semis This House prefers a world without the Neuralink.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Final This House believes that the United States government should cede the authority to prosecute criminal trials involving African Americans (as either victims or alleged perpetrators) to African American interest groups, and allocate funding for this.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House prefers religions in which all individuals have roughly equal religious obligations and are encouraged to develop a personal connection with the divine, over religions in which religious obligation and access to the divine are concentrated in religious authority figures.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Octos This House prefers a cynical and pessimistic perception of democratic politics to an idealistic and optimistic one.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Quarters This House believes that developing countries should acquire, on the open market, large stakes in major publicly-traded global corporations (eg. Google, JP Morgan, Shell, and Pfizer).
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Semis This House prefers a "Brave New World" to the status quo in Western Liberal Democracies.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Final This House, as China, would grant universal suffrage to Hong Kong.
2019-12-20 UFMG IV 3 This House would allow private corporations to donate to political campaigns in Brazil
2019-12-20 UFMG IV Open_Semi THW break up big tech
2019-12-20 UFMG IV Open_Final This House, as Michel Temer, regrets nothing
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 1 This House regrets the Humanization of Villains in Film and Media [i.e Joker].
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 2 The House believes that charitable organizations [e.g Omaze] should not be allowed to obtain donations in exchange for the offer of potential prizes.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 4 This house believes that governments in developing nations should prioritize funding for early childhood development to the exclusion of funding for tertiary education.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 6 In instances where the collapse of financial institutions is imminent, The House supports a bail-in.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 7 This House Supports the public offering of Saudi Aramco
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 8 ‪This House, as the trans community, would prioritize psychosocial rather than physical makeup as a metric for gender dispositions.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 9 This House believes that religious institutions should use radically leftist interpretations of their teachings in areas of high rates of poverty (e.g Liberation Theology, Islamic Socialism)
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 Open_Octos THS the use of deep fake technology as a legitimate political tool
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 Open_Quarters THR human ability to adapt to social adversity
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 1 THBT military conscription (aka involuntary draft) should be considered a war crime
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 2 THBT political centrism does more harm than good
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 3 THW break up Disney
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 4 THW geoengineer the climate
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 5 TH as an artist would prefer to be self-taught rather than classically trained
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 6 THBT the United States should not take a stance on the conflicts in South America.
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 Open_Quarters THW require social media companies to pay for metadata.
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 Open_Semi THBT the African Union should condemn the One Belt One Road Initiative
2019-12-07 Seattle IV 2019 Open_Final THR intercollegiate debate
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 1 This house believes that the criminal justice system should not consider retribution as a factor in sentencing.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 2 This house prefers a world in which universities charged tuition based on student earnings after graduation.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 3 This house believes that governments should prioritize the economic improvement of minority communities over the preservation of their culture.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 4 This house prefers a world in which, upon childhood, all people intuitively come to know their natural expiration date.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 5 When responding to civilian casualties, this house believes that the military action taken does not have to meet the principle of proportionality.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 Open_Final This house believes that the interests of the Chinese people would be better served by a peaceful transition into a democracy, rather than a continuation of one party rule.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 1 This House regrets the decline of the humanities in higher education.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 1 This house regrets the decline of the humanities in higher education. Information Slide: In academic settings, “the humanities” is contrasted with the study of natural sciences, social sciences, and professional training. Core fields in the humanities include: literature, philosophy, history, religion, art, etc.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 2 This House supports laws that protect the health of fetuses (whose mothers intend to carry them to term).
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 2 This house supports laws that protect the health of fetuses (whose mothers intend to carry them to term).
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 3 In the event that current talks produce a compromise Brexit deal, This House Would put it to a referendum with “remain” as an alternative.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 3 In the event that current talks produce a compromise Brexit deal, this house would put it to a referendum, with “remain” as the alternative
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 4 This House would take a pill that permanently made one contented with one’s current life situation.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 4 This house would take a pill that permanently made one entirely contented with one’s current life situation.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 5 This House Opposes the centrality of sport to national identity
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 5 This house opposes the centrality of sport to national identity.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 Open_Final This House believes that the Black Lives Matter movement should embrace open carry gun laws and engage in armed community patrols.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 Open_Final This house believes that the Black Lives Matter movement should embrace open carry gun laws and engage in armed community patrols. Info Slide: The Black Panthers began as a group of black citizens in Oakland, California who engaged in armed patrols of the city streets, specifically focusing on observing police behavior and arrests. In response, California enacted much stricter gun control legislation.
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 1 THW cut government and parliament members wages and pension funds, if they run fiscal deficits.
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 2 TH regrets the dominant narrative that moral progress is inevitable (e.g.”The moral arc of history bends towards justice”).
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 3 THBT EU should not offer the UK another extension on Brexit after October 31.
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 4 TH opposes the stigmatisation of romantic relationships built upon materialistic needs or exchanges (e.g. suggar-daddys, cougars, etc.).
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 5 THBT secular states should not allow minority groups to implement their own family law systems.
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 Open_Semi TH, as the Democratic party, regrets starting the impeachment process of President Trump.
2019-12-01 Prague Open 2019 Open_Final THBT the fight against Climate Change should include taking international action against sovereign countries (such as exclusion from international institutions, sanctions, military intervention, etc.), which allow environmental abuses through direct action or negligence
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 1 THS THE GLORIFICATION OF START-UP CULTURE THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN BUSINESSES RATHER THAN PURSUE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 2 THR THE PHENOMENON OF SENSITIVITY SCREENING
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 3 THBT CONSERVATIVE STATES SHOULD AGGRESSIVELY EMBRACE LIBERAL IDEOLOGIES IN THE PURSUIT OF PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 4 THS THE PRACTICE OF CULTURAL CHRISTIANITY
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 5 TH CELEBRATES NO NUT NOVEMBER (NNN)
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 6 ASSUMING IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE TO BECOME STATELESS, THW CREATE A MARKETPLACE FOR THE BUYING AND SELLING OF CITIZENSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 7 THW PROSECUTE LEADERS WHO REFUSE TO IMPLEMENT UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (UHC) POLICIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH CASES AND OTHER PRIMARY HEALTH CARE EMERGENCIES
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 8 THS THE BANNING OF POLITICAL PARTIES ADVERTISEMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 9 TH AS GOOGLE WILL ADOPT THE HIPPOCRATIC LICENSE
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 Open_Quarters THR THE WOKE CALL-OUT CULTURE
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 Open_Semi THW choose China
2019-11-24 All-Nigeria Universities Debate Championship 2019 Open_Final THR THE BORDER CLOSURE
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 1 TH, as a leftist politician, would adopt political disinformation campaign tactics.
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 2 THR the use of identity-based self deprecating humour by minority entertainers in popular culture
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 3 THBT the EU should expel member states who join the Belt & Road initiative
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 4 THP a world in which religious leaders (Priests, Imams, Rabbis etc.) are not seen as having a deeper connection with religious deities (ex: God or Allah) than regular members of the faithful.
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 5 In cases where individuals are convicted of leaking state secrets, THW allow their convictions to be nullified by a national referendum.
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 Novice_Final THBT it is unethical to have children.
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 Open_Semi THP a geniocracy over rule by democratic representation.
2019-11-17 UBC IV 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that money can't buy happiness.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 1 This house believes that hacking is a legitimate form of protest against large corporations.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 2 This house regrets films and television shows that glorify gang culture.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 3 This house believes that states should not attempt to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 4 This house supports the right of fiction authors to use a pseudonym and/or remain anonymous.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 5 This house believes that environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 Open_Semi In emerging democracies, this house would break up persistently dominant political parties.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 Open_Final This house believes that feminist organisations should not criticize female politicians for their views on women's issues.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 1 Given the state of the world, THBT it is immoral for humans to willfully reproduce
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 2 THW replace all social safety net policies with a comparable universal basic income.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 3 THW assimilate.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 4 TH rejects all sports mascots which depict humans
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 5 THW encourage feminists to troll, meme, and shame the patriarchy.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships 6 TH, as foreign militaries, would condition material support to the United States Armed Forces on the removal of the Trump Administration.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships Open_Semi TH, as the United States Federal Government, would take all necessary steps to eliminate Mexican drug cartels.
2019-10-19 Rocky Mountain Championships Open_Final TH rejects the idea of ethical consumption.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 1 THO the demonisation of nationalism.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 2 THBT climate change movements should prioritise constructive policy proposals over criticism and obstruction of current policies.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 3 THBT sports assocciation’s ultimate goal should be the integration of women into mixed teams rather than achieving parity between male and female teams.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 4 THBT it was against the interest of Syrian Kurds to align themselves with the West in the Syrian Civil War.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 5 THW never allow parents to make medical decisions for their children that contradict the medical consensus.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 Open_Semi THR the integration of PR China into the global economy.
2019-10-11 Ljubljana IV 2019 Open_Final THW release the evidence
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 1 THR the increasing professionalization of youth athletics
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 2 In cities with scarce housing availability THW reallocate funds intended for building or subsidizing affordable housing to providing the means for those in need to relocate to different cities with lower costs of living.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 3 THBT that Western Nations should impose heavy penalties on domestic corporations that punish their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 4 Assuming feasibility, THW distribute development aid to individual citizens rather than governments.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 5 THW have all settler colonial states (Canada, U.S., Australia, Mexico, Brazil, etc.) pay rent to their indigenous populations for all government-owned property.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Novice_Final THP a world without a belief in life after death (heaven, reincarnation, past lives, hell, etc).
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Quarter Assuming neither standard is upheld in the status quo, THBT society should aim towards becoming a meritocracy as opposed to a society where people are treated equally regardless of merit.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Semi In the aftermath of genocides, ethnic violence or crimes against humanity THO efforts to ban or suppress discussion of ethnicity and/or religion
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Final THBT all nations should take active steps to eliminate all borders.
2019-09-21 Bard IV 1 THBT a universal basic income is preferable to conditional welfare programs (e.g., SNAP, housing assistance, Medicaid)
2019-09-21 Bard IV 2 THS "Cancel Culture"
2019-09-21 Bard IV 3 THBT Puerto Ricans should advocate for independence over statehood.
2019-09-21 Bard IV 4 THW limit copyright terms for works of art (including fine art, music, film, literature, etc.) to the original artist’s lifespan
2019-09-21 Bard IV 5 THW prohibit hospitals from being owned by or affiliated with religious organizations (eg, Catholic hospitals)
2019-09-21 Bard IV Novice_Semi THR the portrayal of parental figures as incompetent and/or out-of-touch in children's media.
2019-09-21 Bard IV Novice_Final THBT small island nations should declare a state of emergency due to climate change
2019-09-21 Bard IV Open_Quarter THBT the United States, when confronting organizations designated as terrorist groups, should pursue a strategy of engaging with perceived moderates within the group’s leadership in an attempt to exact concessions (e.g., prisoner exchanges, cease-fires, or political freedoms for minorities under their control) rather than pursuing a policy of explicit non-engagement.
2019-09-21 Bard IV Open_Semi THBT supporters of Medicare For All should advocate for the abolition of private insurance.
2019-09-21 Bard IV Open_Final THBT that individuals who have committed mass atrocities deserve to suffer in the afterlife
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 1 This house would allow the selection of all-female juries in sexual assault cases
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 2 This house supports countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in order to create their own regional replacements (e.g. an African Criminal Court, an InterAmerican Criminal Court).
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 3 This house would move Pakistan’s capital to Karachi.
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 4 After a speaker has been invited, this house would allow university to vote to reject the speaker from coming to campus.
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 Open_Quarters This house believes that all laws regarding climate change should be subject to a referendum only open to those aged 30 and below.
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 Open_Semi This house supports the 'Right to be Forgotten' on the internet.
2019-09-20 The Karachi Cup 2019 Open_Final As the author of a non-colonial language (e.g. Marathi, Inuktitut, IsiXhosa, Gikuyu, Tibetan, among others), this house would only write in its native language
2019-09-20 WW III 1 TH REGRETS THE COMMERCIALISATION OF ANTI-RAPE PRODUCTS
2019-09-20 WW III 2 THIS HOUSE AS THE US CIA WILL DISCLOSE IT
2019-09-20 WW III 3 THBT GLOBAL SPORTS GOVERNING BODIES (EG. FIFA) SHOULD PRIORITISE GEO POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SITUATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2019-09-20 WW III 4 TH AS THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES WOULD OFFER ITS ELECTED OFFICIALS THE GRAFT LEEWAY
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 1 In a world in which the technology has recently been created to impregnate men, TH, as a male partner of a young career-focused woman, would choose to carry their baby.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 1 THB LGB people should emphasize their same-sex attraction
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 1 THBT sporting teams should change their names where they are considered insensitive (e.g. Crusaders).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 2 THBT countries should develop and deploy autonomous robot soldiers in conflict zones that are capable of killing people.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 2 THW militarily intervene in Venezuela
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 2 THBT African Countries should pivot towards the Global East rather than the Global West.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 3 THBT social movements should not adopt works of art as symbols where the artist does not identify with that movement (e.g. the feminist movement adopting the close-up of flowers painted by Georgia O’Keeffee believing the paintings to be sexual depictions of female anatomy; the adoption of the horror fim the Babadook by the queer rights movement).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 3 THR docu-dramas that "put people on trial" after their exoneration or death (e.g. Leaving Neverland about Michael Jackson, The People v. O. J. Simpson, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 3 THR pop-culture portrayals of people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses (e.g. Five Feet Apart, Me Before You, The Big Sick, Fault in Our Stars, My Sister’s Keeper).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 4 THR the Reformation
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 4 THBT as the Christian church would teach that the Bible is a historically-based account containing human error, rather than teaching that the Bible is the flawless work of God.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 4 TH prefers religions that teach salvation is achieved through certain behaviours (e.g. good works, five pillars of Islam), over religions that teach salvation is achieved through faith alone.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 5 THBT members of socially progressive movements should not support harsh punishment of criminals, even when the crimes committed are the opposite of what that movement supports. (e.g. hate crimes; domestic violence; pedophilia)
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 5 Instead of sentencing offenders to fixed terms of imprisonment, THW sentence offenders to indeterminate sentences of imprisonment and release them when they have been rehabilitated.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 5 THW revoke ISIS fighters' citizenship, even in instances where that would leave them stateless.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 6 THR the decline of trade unions
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 6 THW break-up large social media companies
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 6 THS wage subsidies in regions with persistent economic malaise (e.g. The Rust Belt, Kawerau).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Semi THW create special intellectual property rights of indefinite duration for the traditional knowledge and culture of indigenous peoples (e.g. gurana berry processing for the Gurani people of South America; ka mate haka for Ngati Toa; dot paintings for the Papunya Tula people in Australia).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Semi THBT Labour MPs elected in Maori seats should publicly criticise any Labour Party policy that hurts Maori.
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Semi TH, as a parent, would send their children to a kohanga reo school (Māori immersion schools).
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Final THBT the UK Parliament should cancel Brexit
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Final THBT NZ should return to First Past the Post (FPP)
2019-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that people who are members of marginalised groups (e.g. queer people, people of colour, indigenous people) should only vote for left-wing parties and politicians.
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 1 This House Regrets the societal expectation of going to university.
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 2 This House, as a parent, would allow Vought America to inject their child with Compound V
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 3 THW ban zoos
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 4 This house, as the US government, would break up Facebook, inc.
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 Open_Quarters In areas with high crime, this house would impose a curfew on men.
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 Open_Semi THS Antifa
2019-08-30 The Lyceum Debating Championship 2019 Open_Final If brought back to the 2018 ballot in the Pakistani General Elections, this house would still vote for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
2019-08-15 Feminism Open 2019 1 As feminists, this house supports all forms of self-commodification of one's sex appeal, escorting, sugardaddying / mommying, and starring in porn videos.
2019-08-15 Feminism Open 2019 2 This house believes that Japanese feminists should advocate for the abolition of the Imperial system (天皇制) as opposed to advocating for the inclusion of female imperial members in the line of succession for the Imperial throne.
2019-08-15 Feminism Open 2019 3 This house believes that women who have experienced gender based discrimination are justified in committing misandry.
2019-08-15 Feminism Open 2019 Open_Final This house, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the introduction of a socialized care system in which all people needing care (the elderly, people with disabilities, etc) are cared for by workers selected by a national draft system.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 1 THBT Greece should introduce significant financial incentives for companies and individuals currently based in Athens* to relocate to other Greek cities *Over a third of the Greek population lives in Athens.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 2 THBT it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to cease attempts to infringe on "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, rather than continuing its current approach.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 3 THW encourage women to be selfish
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 4 THBT it is in the interest of dominant organised religions for their leaders to declare more progressive interpretations of traditional dogma* *e.g. on dietary and pilgrimage requirements, the acceptability of contraception, same-sex relationships
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 5 THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 6 THW break up Disney
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 7 THBT schools should teach children to be skeptical of parental authority
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 8 In circumstances where a unanimous decision is currently required, THP majority voting as the European Council's decision-making approach
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 9 THW make police commanders personally criminally liable for instances of police brutality committed by their subordinates
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters In situations where deliberate economic policies by another state have caused substantial economic harms, THBT international law should recognise that military retaliation can be justified
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Semis THBT the US Democratic Party should prioritise employment issues, even at the expense of significant harms to the environment.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Finals TH Opposes the Defining Decade norm
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Octos THBT local governments in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Quarters THBT it is in the interest of the Kremlin to take measures to reduce Russian dependency of China (e.g. limit the selling of raw materials to China, reduce the share of Yuan in Russia's currency reserves, not allowing Chinese companies to develop strategic infrastructure such as 5G in Russia)
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Semis THBT communities that have been victims of atrocities should emphasise the narrative of the 'banality of evil' when interpreting those atrocities
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Final THBT the Greek government should have rejected the 2015 bailout deal and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout.
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 1 TH would attend the Queer Liberation March rather than the Stonewall50 March.
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 2 This House, as religious individual would prefer to be a part of a religious community that proselytizes over the one that does not.
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 3 This House Believes That China should seek to curb debt at the expense of economic growth.
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 4 This House Believes That all wealth beyond the necessary to meet one’s basic needs is immoral.
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 5 This House, as the Iranian government, would fulfill its obligations under the JCPOA
2019-07-05 European Round Robin 2019 Open_Final This House prefers a world where family love was seen as unconditional as opposed to conditional.
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 1 This house as woke liberal parents living in a conservative red state would choose to home school their children
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 2 THW not allow media to report on crime reported by refugees
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 3 THBT the remaining members of ICC should breakaway from ICC & form their own unified cricketing body
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 4 THW never support or finance rebel groups on foreign soil as a tactic of war
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 Open_Semi THBT the LGBTQ+ Community should include Side B Christians
2019-07-01 DU IV 2019 Open_Final TH prefer a world where human life naturally ends at 50
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 1 In areas where minorities face significant barriers to traditional representation of their culture, THS ethnic majority artists who focus their work around minority culture’s appreciation.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 2 THBT companies should pay corporate tax in all countries that they operate in (proportional to the amount of revenue made in that country), as opposed to only the country that their headquarters are registered in.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 3 THR the demonization of Russia in Eastern European countries.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 4 The year is 2020 and in the UK a second referendum on Brexit has reversed the original decision. TH, as the EU, W not allow the UK to cancel Brexit.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 5 THBT all military strategies are justified if they save more lives than they cost.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 Open_Final THW destroy the evidence
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 1 THS the use of extra-legal and illegal methods to provide wider access to knowledge (e.g. sci-hub, hacking Jstor, unauthorised distribution of files and copies)
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 2 In places where conscription of men already exists, THBT the feminist movement should advocate for conscription of women
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 3 THW ban private ownership of 3D printers
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 4 THS such organizations
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 5 THW elect 51% of parliament by lottery
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 Open_Final THO artwork that humanizes pro-regime germans during the Second World War
2019-06-07 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2019 ProAm_Final THR the modern high priorisation of sexual compatibility in romantic relationships.
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 1 THBT women should decline chivalrous gestures
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 2 THS using social media platforms to depict stories from the Holocaust
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 3 THW ban religious arbitration courts
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 4 THS the strategy of “decapitation” in fighting transnational criminal organizations
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 5 THW NOT enforce pharmaceutical patent infringements within developing nations
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Novice_Final THO social media banning of alt-right figures
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Open_Semi THW create and teach a unified history curriculum in the European Union
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Open_Final THBT Gavrilo Princip was justified in killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 1 This House Would expel states which fail to spend a minimum of 2% of GDP on defence from NATO.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 2 This House Believes that feminist movements in the developing world should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing themselves from them.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 3 This House Believes That the West should massively discourage and disincentivise economic collaboration and exchange with China.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 4 This House Would raise their child to prefer to be single.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 5 THBT the democratic nominee should commit to abolishing ICE
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Semi This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Final This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Quarters This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Semi This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Final THBT Palestinians should prioritise striving to consolidate a Palestinian state in the Westbank and the Gaza Strip as opposed to seeking the right to return to Israel.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That, as a feminist parent, we would send our daughter to an all-girls school as opposed to a comparable co-ed school.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That feminists should actively campaign for quotas and increased female involvement in the military.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That we should ban pregnant women from working during the last month of their pregnancy.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That we should allow scientific journals to publish anonymous papers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That schools should be allowed to expel students who are violent or consistent bullies, even if there is not a school immediately willing to take them.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That, assuming feasibility, governments should cap parents' expenditure on their children to an amount equivalent to the current median expenditure per year.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should hold pharmaceutical companies liable for harms caused by widespread misuse of their drugs.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should allow doctors to override Advance Care Directives.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That judges should prescribe Naltrexone instead of mandating Alcoholics Anonymous for offenders of minor alcohol related crimes.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That African American rap artists have a moral obligation to donate their disposable income to African American low socioeconomic-status areas
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That the queer community should abandon the trend of making queer events/celebrations open to cis/straight allies (eg. bars, parties, events, mardi gras, etc).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That schools should encourage children from minority backgrounds to 'code switch'.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That prominent social activists (e.g. the leaders of Black Lives Matter, Aung San Suu Kyi) should not choose to run for office. (
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That it would be in the interests of the Democratic Party if Kamala Harris were to win the Presidential nomination instead of Bernie Sanders.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That we would, as the Coalition, dedicate substantial resources into challenging the legal status of minor parties and their candidates (eg. Section 44, the number of signatures, etc.)
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That the state should offer criminals a new identity upon serving their sentence (e.g. new name, new background, optional plastic surgery).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That judges should not consider whether evidence was collected legally when deciding to admit it.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That we should ban prison guards from striking.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Octo That the public, via referendum, should be given the power to pardon/give amnesty to whistleblowers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That, as a Rohingya Muslim fleeing the Myanmar military, we would join ARSA. (Octo-finals) That we regret the custom of giving gifts.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That we regret narratives of deference to the elderly (e.g. "older people are more experienced").
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That the Bretton Woods institutions (i.e. the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) have done more harm than good.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That, assuming feasibility, we should charge corporations a tax equal to their Social Cost instead of company tax.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Final That the queer community should actively embrace religious organisations and queer religious individuals in its leadership positions and advocacy.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 1 This House welcomes complete video surveillance systems of public spaces in cities.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 2 This House believes that the EU should pursue further relations with China, at the expense of relations with the US.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 3 This House would criminalize defamation.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 4 This House, as an individual, prefers believing that they can singlehandedly change the world over believing that they are just one pawn in the grand scheme of things.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 5 This House believes that pro-refugee advocacy groups should portray refugees as valuable contributors to society, rather than victims of their circumstances.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 Open_Semi This House believes that wages should be predominantly determined by the public utility of a job.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 Open_Final This House regrets rising commodification of close and intimate relationships (including but not limited to hiring actors to play your family members; commercial hugging; premium accounts on dating apps).
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 1 THR the decline in influence of ‘gatekeeping’ media institutions (major newspapers, network news, etc.)
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 2 THW no longer require parental consent for administering invasive procedures on adolescents (e.g. piercing and tattoos, cosmetic surgery, sex reassignment surgery, etc.)
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 3 After popular uprisings resulting in the overthrow of long-time dictators, THBT Western nations should make support (e.g. diplomatic recognition, foreign aid, investments) to the new government explicitly contingent on holding internationally observed elections within 6 months of the dictator’s end.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 4 THW embrace transhumanist philosophy.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 5 THBT secondary education (ages 10-18) should focus on preparing students for local workforce needs rather than focusing on well-rounded basic education (i.e. mathematics, literature, physical and biological sciences, art, history)
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 6 THW pay known gang members to not commit violent crimes
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 7 THO employer-provided benefits (e.g. health insurance, childcare, retirement investment accounts)
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 8 THW create matriarchal semi-autonomous regions within countries, and provide legal, political, and economic support to them
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Novice_Quarters TH, as Japan, would support closing all U.S. military bases on Japanese territory.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Novice_Semis This house regrets the corporatization of higher education.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Novice_Final This supports prison abolition as opposed to prison reform.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Open_Quarters THR the stance of U.S. foreign policy in favor of Sunni forces in the Shia-Sunni conflict in the Middle East.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Open_Semis This house regrets the modern idealization of Civil Rights leaders as moderate, pacifist, and respectable.
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Open_Final THW divide the United States of America into multiple countries
2019-04-13 USUDC 2019 Open_Final THBT LGBTQ+ activists in non-Western countries should use and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and individuals using their local historical terms (mahjie, hijra, etc.) instead of Western terminology (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender etc.).
2019-04-12 America's Cup 2019 1 THR the decline of Black militant groups
2019-04-12 America's Cup 2019 Open_Semis THW ban the colonization of space
2019-04-12 America's Cup 2019 Open_Final THO democracy
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII 1 THBT women should pay less income tax than men
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII 2 THW give up
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII 3 THW never support or finance rebel groups on foreign soil as a tactic of war.
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII 4 TH, as the parent of a child prodigy, would push that child to maximize its potential.
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII 5 THBT environmentalists and animal rights activists should launch violent campaigns against companies that pollute the environment or violate animals' rights.
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII Novice_Final THW introduce a maximum wage.
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII Open_Semi THBT the WTO should allow developing countries to impose tariffs on imports from developed countries.
2019-04-12 Deree Invitational LVII Open_Final THBT mainstream political parties in Europe should impose a "cordon sanitaire" on radical populist parties (e.g. VOX, AFD, PPV).
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 1 TH supports job security legislation
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 1 THW implement substantial measures to impose long-termism in corporate investment culture (eg. minimum holding periods for shares, yearly rather than quarterly financial reporting, long term executive compensation plans)
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 1 THW prohibit hedge funds from purchasing sovereign debt issued by countries nearing insolvency
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 2 TH, as the BJP, would reinstate Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Indian Constitution.
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 2 TH, as Xi Jinping, would remove Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Status
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 2 THR the erosion of national sovereignty by large supranational bodies (eg the EU and the UN)
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 3 THR the rise of movements based on ethical consumption
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 3 THBT anyone living above the national median wage has an obligation to donate all excess wealth to charity
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 4 THW implement universal jurisdiction for environmental crimes
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 4 TH, as Greta Thunberg, would openly denounce capitalism as the root of climate change
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open 4 THW prevent climate change deniers from seeking political office
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open Open_Final TH, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis etc)
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open Open_Final THBT governments should abandon the strategy of "decapitation" in fighting terrorism. Infoslide: In the context of anti-terrorism, decapitation refers to the strategy of targeting terrorist leaders for assassination.
2019-04-10 LUMS Asians' Debate Open Open_Final TH, as the Chinese state, would send in the People's Liberation Army to take back control of Hong Kong
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 1 THS the use of local lay judges in minor legal cases
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 2 This House supports the US’s use of economic warfare (eg. tariffs, targeted sanctions, etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global economic order (eg. opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 3 THW ban the research, production and use of lethal autonomous weapons
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 4 TH regrets the Westernisation of the elites in post-colonial societies. (e.g. speaking predominantly in English, wearing western clothing, going to schools and/or universities in the West, consuming predominantly Western media)
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 5 THBT shrinking cities should be allowed to impose an “exit tax” on leaving businesses
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Novice_Final THBT liberal states should sponsor the hacking of infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech in authoritarian states
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Open_Semi TH, as the UK conservative party, would hold a second Brexit referendum
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Open_Final TH prefers a world in which the prevailing norm is one of serial monogamy rather than monogamy
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 1 THW make the number of votes an individual has inversely proportional to their wealth (i.e. the more wealth an individual has the fewer votes in an election).
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 2 THW grant senior military officers a veto over military decisions made by politicians (e.g. troop deployments, specific missions).
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 3 TH supports social movements having strict standards for what members should believe e.g feminists excluding pro-life feminists from the Women’s March.
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 4 THBT developing countries with substantial natural resources should nationalise natural resource production.
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 5 TH prefers secular governments that exclude all religion from public spaces to those that allow unlimited religious expression.
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 EFL_Final THBT mainstream Spanish political parties should operate cordon sanitaire policies towards radical populists (e.g. VOX).
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 Open_Semi THBT that feminists should not use rhetoric about women being more empathetic or caring than men as part of their advocacy (e.g. “Women are good leaders because they are more compassionate”).
2019-04-05 Barcelona Debating Open 2019 Open_Final TH prefers a world where the majority believed in determinism over one where the majority believed in free will.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 1 THBT States/Provinces/Territories should be able to decide whether to implement federal laws and regulations.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 2 THBT Indigenous/Metis peoples should be guaranteed a middle-class income as reparations for past injustices.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 3 THBT the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 4 THS Prohibit the advertisement of prescription medicine to the general public
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 5 THBT all undocumented minors should be granted permanent residency.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 6 THS allow the populace to petition for revotes of elected officials during their term
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 7 THS ban providing military aid to authoritative regimes
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 8 THS substantially increase its development and/or engagement to the Republic of India.
2019-04-05 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament 9 THS Considerably decrease its regulation of genetically modified foods.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 1 THBT Brazil should fully privatize Petrobras / ECCQ Brasil debería privatizar por completo Petrobras
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 2 THBT that Western countries should revoke the citizenship of individuals that traveled to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups, even if they were minors at the time of their departure / ECCQ los países occidentales deberían revocar la ciudadanía a los individuos que se trasladaron a Medio Oriente para integrarse a grupos Jihadistas , incluso si eran menores de edad al momento de su translado
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 3 THS state attempts to help their citizens find and sustain love (e.g. subsidizing subscriptions to matching agencies such as match.com, significant funding for research on what makes a relationship last, creating courses on how to woo and keep a spouse) / EC apoya que el estado busque ayudar a sus ciudadanos a encontrar y mantener el amor (ej. Subsidiando suscripciones a sitios de citas como match.com, financiando significativamente investigaciones sobre cómo hacer que una relación perdure, creando cursos sobre cómo sorprender y conservar a tu pareja)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 4 THBT major awards of meritocratic distinction (e.g. the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Oscars, etc) should include a moral clause* *a provision that allows the honoree to receive, or hold, the award only in the case they meet a behavioral standard set by the awarding panel. / ECCQ los principales premios de reconocimiento al mérito (Ej. Premio Nobel, Premio Pulitzer, Oscar’s, etc.) deberían incluir una cláusula moral* *una condición que permite al homenajeado recibirlo y conservarlo únicamente cuando cumplan con un estándar de comportamiento establecido por el jurado calificador.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 5 THBT developing countries should pursue the establishment of charter cities / ECCQ los países en vía de desarrollo deberían establecer ciudades chárter
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 6 THBT the general educational approach in schools should be to discourage children from assessing their achievements in comparison to their peers. / ECCQ el enfoque general de la educación en los colegios debe ser desincentivar que los niños midan sus logros comparándolos con los de sus pares.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 7 In countries with proportional representation, THS founding political parties that exclusively represents women’s interests / En países con representación proporcional, EC apoya la creación de partidos políticos que representan exclusivamente los intereses de las mujeres.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Semi THW prohibit businesses from adopting a public position on social justice issues (e.g. LGBTQIA+, racial relations, abortion, etc)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Final THS countries granting rights to nature
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Quarters EC preferiría unirse al Club de los 27 que vivir una vida anónima promedio.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Semi En casos en que un funcionario público sea acusado de corrupción, EC reduciría el estándar probatorio al del “balance de probabilidades”* en vez del de la “duda razonable”.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Final ECCQ el involucramientode Estados Unidos en Panama (presencia militar, influencia cultural, relaciones economicas estrechas, etc) beneficia a los panamenos.
2019-03-30 Colgate Open 1 THBT DINOs do more harm than good to the Democratic Party
2019-03-30 Colgate Open 2 In minority communities, THW prioritize free access to university over higher standards of schools education
2019-03-30 Colgate Open 3 THW, as a parent, teach their daughters to devalue romantic relationships
2019-03-30 Colgate Open 4 As part of the post-conflict government transition, TH, as the US would have partitioned Iraq into 3 separate states.
2019-03-30 Colgate Open 5 THW break up big tech companies (Amazon, Facebook, Google).
2019-03-30 Colgate Open Novice_Final THBT liberal supreme courts should misinterpret the constitution to advance progressive rights
2019-03-30 Colgate Open Open_Quarters The westminster model is a form of government in which the executive is drawn from the elected parliament (ie. Canada, UK, Australia ect.) The prime minister is the head of the largest party or coalition, and all the cabinet ministers are Members of Parliament. In a Presidential Executive only the President (and Vice President) are elected by the population and all cabinet positions (executive) are appointed by the President (ie. the United States, France). The President also normally does not have direct control over the legislature. Motion: THS the presidential executive over the westminster model
2019-03-30 Colgate Open Open_Semis THBT there is no moral obligation to follow the law
2019-03-30 Colgate Open Open_Final Assuming that it would be illegal for anyone to become stateless, THW create a marketplace for the buying and selling of citizenship between private individuals.
2019-03-22 NAW*DC 1 THW make college admissions a randomized lottery
2019-03-22 NAW*DC 2 THW record and publicize all criminal trial proceedings (eg, indictment hearings, testimonies, jury deliberations)
2019-03-22 NAW*DC 3 THS international intervention in Venezuela
2019-03-22 NAW*DC 4 Assuming it could be done without placing the burden of secrecy on adults, THP a world in which individuals are unaware of the existence of organized religions for the duration of their childhood.
2019-03-22 NAW*DC 5 THR the narrative of the American Dream.
2019-03-22 NAW*DC Novice_Final THR society's focus on the perspectives of mass murderers
2019-03-22 NAW*DC Open_Quarters THBT western tech companies should actively pursue contracts with the Chinese government and Chinese firms
2019-03-22 NAW*DC Open_Semis TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, would boycott RuPaul's Drag Race.
2019-03-22 NAW*DC Open_Final Assuming the public would never find out, THP historical narratives that prioritize equal representation throughout history, even if people and events need to be fabricated.
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 1 THBT the US should abandon complete denuclearization as a prerequisite to easing sanctions on NK
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 1 THBT the US should abandon complete denuclearization as a prerequisite to easing sanctions on NK
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 2 THR the rise in political consumerism
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 2 THR the rise in political consumerism
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 3 Given a way to accurately measure an individual's empathy, THW only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circle to vote in elections.
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 3 Given a way to accurately measure an individual's empathy, THW only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circle to vote in elections.
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 4 THBT the IMF should require collateral in exchange for loans
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 4 THBT the IMF should require collateral in exchange for loans
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 5 TH, as the Pope, would abolish the concept of Hell
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 5 TH, as the Pope, would abolish the concept of Hell
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Novice_Final THS the creation of a global citizenship market
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Novice_Final THS the creation of a global citizenship market
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Quarters TH, as the EPP, Would Expel Fidesz
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Quarters TH, as the EPP, Would Expel Fidesz
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Semi In cities and areas with rapidly increasing housing costs, THW tax new residents and use the revenue to subsidize housing costs for citizens already residing in the area
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Semis In cities and areas with rapidly increasing housing costs, THW tax new residents and use the revenue to subsidize housing costs for citizens already residing in the area
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2019-03-03 Empire Debates 2019 2 THW establish a content rating system (e.g. the MPAA rating system for movies) for children’s and Young Adult literature - Round 2
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 1 TH, as a hopeful for the Democratic presidential nomination, would not endorse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 3 THBT Muslim states in Asia (including but not limited to Malaysia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, etc) should participate in currency, finance, and resource unions with Arab states rather than regional powerhouses (e.g. China, India, Russia).
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 4 Assuming a world where superheroes exist, TH, as the United Nations, would regulate their engagement in conflicts
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 5 THBT in times of crisis that threaten the existence of a community (e.g., famine, war, plague, natural disaster, etc), capable individuals from the community have a moral obligation to dedicate their time directly towards ending the crisis instead of pursuing nonessential activities (e.g., playing sports, making non-propagandist/apolitical art, going on vacation to the beach, pursuing education irrelevant to the crisis, etc.
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Novice_Final THW reallocate public school funding to create a voucher program for the poorest 10% of American households
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Open_Semis THBT the United States and its allies should abandon the use of gay rights diplomacy in developing nations.
2019-03-02 Empire Debates 2019 Open_Final THR the concept of martyrdom
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 1 THBT governments should stop funding scientific programmes that have no immediate benefit for humankind (such as space travel and exploration, human cloning)
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 2 THBT Western states should permanently revoke the citizenship of citizens who join terrorist organisations
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 3 TH regrets the EU’s introduction of freedom of movement
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 4 THW suspend trade union powers and significantly relax labour protection laws in times of economic crisis
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 5 THBT causing deliberate harms to enemy civilians, by the weaker side, is a justified tactic in asymmetrical warfare
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 Novice_Final TH regrets the idealisation of motherhood
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 Open_Semis Infoslide: For the purposes of this debate, you are an out gay/lesbian individual in a Western liberal democracy.
2019-03-02 Munich Research Open 2019 Open_Final THBT female political candidates in liberal democracies should not appeal to traditional female roles in their campaigns
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 1 THBT the European Union should expel Hungary
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 2 This House Supports the rise of websites that provide free access to open source and pay-wall protected academic resources
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 3 issues that are classically seen as part of the political domain are increasingly decided on by courts through legislation. Examples include, but are not limited to: the Dutch state successfully being sued to take stronger measures against climate change (Urgenda) and forcing political parties to allow women as candidates (SGP), the British Supreme Court deciding whether the Lower House should have a vote on Brexit and Trumps measures being increasingly challenged in courts. Motion: THR the judicialisation of politics
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 4 THW allow natural persons to pay people not to vote
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 5 THW choose the job they are passionate about
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Novice_Final This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Open_Semis India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The structure of the alliance treaty replicates all the clauses of the NATO treaty. Motion: This House supports Asian NATO
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Open_Final Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Motion: This house believes that ”Dulce et Decorum Est pro Patria Mori” (i.e. the belief that it is sweet and right to die for your country)
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 1 THS civil rights activists using disruptive or violent civil disobedience as a tool of protest (e.g. the Stansted 15, Gilets Jaunes/Antifa movements)
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 2 THBT major film studios should substantially increase the number of lead roles for female villains in their blockbuster films
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 3 THS a Unity Ticket by prominent members of the Republican and Democratic parties in the 2020 US presidential elections
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 4 THW implement filial responsibility laws
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 5 THBT states should actively attempt to make contact with Uncontacted Peoples and provide them with modern medicine and technology
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 ProAm_Final THR the trend of centring self-destructive/antisocial characters as protagonists in media (e.g. Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sherlock, Mad Men…)
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 Open_Quarters THBT developing countries should actively discourage the creation of primate cities
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 Open_Semis TH prefers a world with a widespread belief in Radical Freedom
2019-02-23 Manchester IV 2019 Open_Final THBT the scientific community should reject the view that science and religion are non-overlapping magisteria
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 1 THW ban embedded journalism
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 2 THW publicly televise the execution of death row inmates
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 3 THW actively relocate unemployed people living in areas of high and structural unemployment
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 4 THW provide amnesty to violent political dissidents in exchange for removing their ability to vote or run for public office, e.g. the integration of FARC rebels into Colombia
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 Novice_Final THBT professionals should have the right to refuse to provide their services based on religous grounds.
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 Open_Quarters THW give land grants to women in developing nations
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 Open_Semis This house, as an upper-middle-class African American, would resettle in Africa.
2019-02-22 GWU IV / US Universities Debate Eastern Championship 2019 Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW sacrifice the rich.
2019-02-22 PEP IV 1 THW give two votes to members of disenfranchised ethnic minorities.
2019-02-22 PEP IV 2 THW ban TalkToys
2019-02-22 PEP IV 3 THBT liberal democrats should provide financial and legal aid to their citizens who wish to permanently migrate abroad.
2019-02-22 PEP IV 4 THBT Asian countries should pivot away from US and seeker closer ties with China.
2019-02-22 PEP IV 5 THBT Pope Francis should take radical action to convince Catholics to vote only for political parties who promote redistributive policies.
2019-02-22 PEP IV Open_Semis THBT states should prioritise the lives of their own soldiers over those of enemy non-combatants.
2019-02-22 PEP IV Open_Final THR the decline of Marxism in Western Europe.
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open 1 thw ban personal accolades in team sports
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open 2 thw make it a war crime to kill child soldiers in any circumstance
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open 3 in developing nations, thbt workers should be allowed to trade off their employment benefits (eg pensions, health insurance, protections from labor laws) in exchange for higher wages
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open 4 th, as the actress would accept the role
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open 5 thw subsidize youths that opt into entrepreneurship instead of pursuing university degrees (designing, launching, and running a new business eg start ups)
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open Novice_Semi thw relocate refugees to countries based solely on the receiving countries' level of economic wealth
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open Novice_Final thr the recreational ownership of pets
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open Open_Semi th, as the us Democrats, would agree to fund trump's border wall in exchange for increased gun control measures
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open Open_Final thr the glorification of altruism
2019-02-20 FLTRP Training Beijing Debate Open Open_Quarters thw set a cap on the personal wealth an individual is allowed to own (including the value of shares that individuals own in companies
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 1 THW actively instill a value of disobeying authority in children.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 2 TH as the US would never militarily intervene in other countries.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 3 THR the westernization of the elites in post-colonial countries.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 4 THBT being single is preferable to being in a relationship.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 5 THBT liberal media organisations should actively glorify democratic candidates of color.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Quarters THBT it is always unjustifiable to maintain friendship with somebody who use hate speech.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Semis THR the celebration of soldiers as heroes.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Final Assuming that technology to do so existed, THW would progressively tax happiness and redistribute it.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Open_Semis TH, as an Asian American, would not support the suit against Harvard University.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Open_Final THS the idea of authoritarian reformers in developing countries.
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 1 THBT governments should stop funding scientific programmes that have no immediate benefit for humankind (such as space travel and exploration, human cloning)
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 2 THBT Western states should permanently revoke the citizenship of citizens who join terrorist organisations
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 3 TH regrets the EU’s introduction of freedom of movement
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 4 THW suspend trade union powers and significantly relax labour protection laws in times of economic crisis
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 5 THBT causing deliberate harms to enemy civilians, by the weaker side, is a justified tactic in asymmetrical warfare
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 Novice_Final TH regrets the idealisation of motherhood
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 Open_Semi THW never enter into a relationship with a closeted individual
2019-02-03 Munich Research Open 2019 Open_Final THBT female political candidates in liberal democracies should not appeal to traditional female roles in their campaigns
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 1 THBT European countries should change school syllabuses to disproportionally emphasis Arab and Islamic contributions to European culture.
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 2 THW hold the Catholic Church legally responsible for sexual abuse, harrasment and grooming committed by clergy members.
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 3 THBT the BDS movement reduces the likelihood of a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 4 Given the technology was available, THW allow the sale of personality traits and characteristics (such as IQ, musicality and determination).
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 5 THW grant Maduro and main officials of the Venezuelan regime amnesty in exchange for handing power over to Juan Guadio.
2019-02-02 UDP Open 2019 Open_Final TH as a Yellow Vest, supports attempts by Les Emergents to run for elections in European and French elections.
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 1 THBT housing activists in San Francisco should advocate for the abolition of zoning regulations rather than increased rent control..
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 2 For nonviolent infractions (e.g. failure to pay tax or debts, possession of illict substances), THP an individual social credit system over incarceration.
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 3 THBT liberal media outlets should prioritize sensational reporting (e.g., Daily Kos, Young Turks) over neutral journalism (e.g., CNN, New York Times).
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 4 THBT environmental activists should reject eco-friendly public-private partnerships and insist on stricter environmental regulations
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 5 THBT search engine algorithms and results should not be protected by the First Amendment as editorial speech.
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 Open_Semi THBT it is in the interest of Britain to have a second referendum on Brexit.
2019-01-26 Berkeley IV 2019 Open_Final THBT capitalism and feminism are fundamentally incompatible.
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 1 This House would allow people raised in isolated communities (e.g. the Amish, Hasidic Jews) to sue their communities for harms caused by their lifestyle
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 2 TH, as the US Democrats, would give funding for the border wall in order to definitively end the government shutdown
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 3 This House regrets mainstream media's popularization of Western drag culture
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 4 THBT liberal states should fund the hacking of infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech in authoritarian states
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 5 This House regrets the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Nihilist Memes etc.)
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Novice_Final This House prefers a world where everybody believes in the concept of a sleeping God rather than an active God.
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Semis This House would rather be a part of the "Club 27" than live an average anonymous life
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Final This House believes that Tech Giants (e.g. Google, Amazon, Facebook) should NOT be permitted to sue for patent infringement
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Final This House believes that the world was better 10 years ago #tenyearchallenge
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 1 THS universal basic income rather than conditional welfare programs (such as unemployment and food stamps).
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 2 THBT Scotland should immediately announce a second referendum on independence from the UK.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 3 Given political feasibility, TH prefers a carbon tax to cap-and-trade.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 4 THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should not have focused on military inclusion as a major policy initiative.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 5 THBT states should not publicly subsidize the production or display of art.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 6 THBT the United States should offer significant military aid, lifting of sanctions, and economic aid to the Venezuelan military if they oust Maduro and support Guaido.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Novice_Semi TH, as Canada, would not extradite Meng Wanzhou to the United States.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Novice_Final THBT the threater and musical community should abandon the "no-change" norm.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Open_Octos THBT popular referenda should be banned in Western liberal democracies.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Open_Quarters TH, as Canada, would not extradite Meng Wanzhou to the United States.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Open_Semi THBT the threater and musical community should abandon the "no-change" norm.
2019-01-25 Northams 2019 Open_Final THBT every billionaire is a policy failure.
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 1 The GOP should seek to run an alternate candidate to compete with Trump during the presidential primaries
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 2 This House Would hold a second binding referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 3 This House Regrets the feminist movement's devaluation of traditionally feminine roles
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 4 This House Regrets the increased prevalence of hostile architecture
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 5 This House Would not intervene in the internal affairs of Venezuela
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 Novice_Final This House Believes That acts of political protest that intentionally result in the death of an individual protester should not be stopped by others (for example: self immolation, in protest of Tibet)
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 Open_Semi This House Believes That acts of political protest that intentionally result in the death of an individual protester should not be stopped by others (for example: self immolation, in protest of Tibet)
2019-01-25 Western Washington University 2019 Open_Final This House, the US Congress, Should enforce the war powers act by limiting the ability of the executive branch to independently use military force against or within the boundaries of sovereign nations, except when authorized by Congress
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 1 THP a world without state-funded news organizations (e.g. BBC, AlJazeera, China Xinuan News, Russia Today (RT), etc.)
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2 THW expand the legal definition of a "false police report" to include reports made with minimal information, or reports that could reasonably be considered unnecessary.
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 3 THBT the development of highly realistic virtual reality technology for recreational use does more harm than good.
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 4 THP state capitalism over liberal capitalism.
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 5 THS governments donating the organs of an individual after death, even against the wishes of that person or their family
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 6 THW require participants of institutions from former colonial powers to pay higher registration fees when attending large-scale international events (such as academic conferences, sporting events, debate tournaments, etc.)
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Quarters TH as the OIC would cease business with China (eg freezing assets, boycotting firms, imposing tarrifs, imposing sanctions) until the Uighurs are given safety and religious liberty
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Semis THBT disruptions of the government (eg fillibusters, civil servant strikes, and government shutdowns) are a legitimate political tool
2019-01-18 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum
2019-01-18 York IV 2019 1 Given a trade-off, THW direct environmental policy towards mitigation of climate change, rather than prevention.
2019-01-18 York IV 2019 2 THW make Ulysses contracts legally enforceable
2019-01-18 York IV 2019 3 THW require all professional football teams to be majority-owned by their fans
2019-01-18 York IV 2019 4 TH, as Turkey, would heavily align its foreign policy agenda towards Russia
2019-01-18 York IV 2019 Open_Final THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 1 This House would abolish prisons.
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 2 This House regrets the thought of the "Zero Hour
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 3 This House believes that all states should create and publish a list of those financial institutions that would be saved by Bail-Out in a crisis.
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 4 This house would abolish the Womens’ League in chess
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 Open_Semi This house prefers the transhumanist world to the current state of humanity in the western world
2019-01-02 Campus-Debatte Wien 2019 Open_Final This house prefers a post-growth society to a society geared towards growth.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 1 This House, as South Africa, would forcibly break up exclusive Afrikaaner enclaves
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 2 This House believes that the protections of international law conventions and treaties should not apply to combatants from terrorist organisations (e.g. prohibition on torture, prisoner of war status, guarantee of post-conflict release)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 3 This House opposes the norm that romantic love should be the primary source of fulfilment in a person's life
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 4 This House believes that the ongoing process of decolonisation should include actively disempowering religions that were imposed on the country during colonialism
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 5 This House would implement substantial measures to impose long-termism in corporate investment culture (e.g. minimum holding periods for shares, yearly rather than quarterly financial reporting, long-term executive compensation plans)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 6 This House supports granting megacities autonomous control over their economic and social policy (e.g. immigration, health, criminal justice) with national taxation policy remaining under the control of the federal government
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 7 This House would actively encourage women not to have children
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 8 This House believes that the United States should disengage from Syria
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 9 This House believes that developing countries should privatise their State-Owned Enterprises (such as airlines, railway utility companies)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Semis This House would grant individuals and organisations open standing to challenge the constitutionality of laws enacted by their government
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Final This House believes that it is unjustified to assist evil regimes in systematically persecuting members of their identity group in order to mitigate and moderate the regime's abuses (e.g. Israel Kasztner in Nazi-controlled Hungary, Wang Jingwei in Japan-occupied China).
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters This House would subsidise art that glorifies the working class
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Semis This House supports governments significantly increasing their use of big data-based predictive models in decision-making to replace human judgements (e.g. criminal justice policy, allocation of healthcare resources, housing development)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Final In the lead up to the 1994 negotiated settlement in South Africa, this house believes that the ANC should have demanded further concessions (e.g. removing the amnesty provision in the TRC, greater land and economic rights) even at the expense of prolonging the conflict.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House believes that the WHO should adopt a convention which bans the sell of drugs with high resistance tendencies (e.g. antibiotics) to countries which do not comply with WHO guidelines regarding their medical and agricultural use
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Octos This House believes that an approach of Political Expansionism on the part of the Chinese state is in the interests of the Chinese people
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Quarters This House supports a norm of embracing anger in public discourse rather than one of aspiring to dispassionate objectivity
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Semis This House would impose a narrow banking regulation
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Final This House believes that the present condition of humanity is preferable to its condition in 100 years time.
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 1 TH opposes the ownership of pets
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 2 TH regrets the romanticisation of art that is pursued for non-material gain (e.g. glorifying the ‘Starving Artist’)
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 3 THW abandon African Union plans for a single currency
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 4 In states with a significant ethnic minority population, TH supports the creation of political parties solely pursuing the interests of an ethnic minority group
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 5 TH supports the use of mirroring in popular culture (eg. music videos, movies, art, literature, etc.) (Mirroring is the performance or reversal of stereotypically misogynist actions by women, often for feminist purposes: eg. reverse cat-calling.)
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 Novice_Final TH believes that governments should oppose the formation of education hierarchies
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 Open_Semis TH supports the full separation of religious and political activities in Muslim-majority States
2018-12-14 Birmingham IV 2018 Open_Final TH prefers a world where co-parenting is primarily non-romantic (conducted by consenting partners who have no romantic or sexual relationship, eg. friends)
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 1 This house would require companies to hire a significant percentage of employees without university degrees across all levels of their organisation
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 2 THBT the EU should cut structural funds to member states that undermine civil and political rights (e.g. restrict court independence, reduce media and academic freedom, etc.)
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 3 Assuming the existence of empathy enhancement drugs, THW ban such drugs*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 4 THW make the weight of votes proportional to a person’s expected remaining lifespan*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Novice_Final TH prefers a world in which people can’t lie
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THBT feminist movements should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THW ban private military contractors
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Final THW prefer a world where wealth is seen as shameful
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 4 THS the Comprehensive Sexuality Education programme in elementary schools in Africa.
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 5 THW reallocate revenues from such industries (e.g mining) to exclusively fund Universal basic healthcare for the poor.
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 6 THBT Liberal Democracies have an Obligation to declare all Major Cities in their Countries as Sanctuary Cities. #PAUDC2018 #Akofena19
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 Open_Semis This House Believes that the AU should exclusively regulate the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in Africa
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 1 THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa'.
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 2 THW significantly tax vacant homes
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 3 THW ban media sources from taking institutional stances on the innocence or guilt of people who have been charged with a crime, but not yet convicted or acquitted
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 4 THBT environmental organizations should start a campaign of sabotage and destruction against major pollution companies
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 5 This house regrets South Africa's rainbow nation narrative
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV 6 THW pay politicians the median wage in their country
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV Novice_Final TH prefers a world in which children are raised to aspire to be single rather than married
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV Open_Quarters This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV Open_Semis TH regrets art that glorifies gaining material wealth
2018-12-01 Brandeis IV Open_Final THBT the ACLU should work to maximize civil liberties regardless of ideology.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 1 After a speaker has been invited, THW allow university students to vote to reject the speaker from coming to campus.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 1 This house regrets the rise of the gig economy.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 2 THBT LGBT+ Pride campaigns should focus on direct protest rather than celebration
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 2 THBT it is in the interests of the four central Asian states to establish the CAU. (Infoslide: The Central Asian Union (CAU) was a tentative agreement to establish greater regional cooperation among Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan following the dissolution of the USSR. This included a collective peacekeeping force, closer economic integration (e.g. negotiating as a bloc in international trade agreements, a proposed common currency), and coordinating on foreign policy. The CAU was never fully realized.)
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 3 TH, as a western democracy, would prefer relations with a stable autocracy as opposed to an unstable democracy
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 3 THW require sporting teams that recruit internationally to pay recruits to compete in domestic leagues for a period of time before leaving to play abroad.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 4 Assuming the technology to significantly alters the body exists (eg, changing memory capacity, limb reinforcements...) thw recognize a right to morphological freedom
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 4 THW release the Federal Reserve from the dual mandate. (Infoslide: Since 1977, the US Federal Reserve has operated under a "dual mandate" from Congress to pursue full employment and low inflation. Under traditional macroeconomic theory, there is a tradeoff between these states exemplified in the Phillips Curve. Other central banks have different mandates; e.g., the European Central Bank has a singular focus on price stability.)
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 5 TH, as an indvidual, W not consume works produced by immoral artists
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 5 This house would become a scientist. (Infoslide: You are a citizen in a state that issues a mandatory aptitude test. You are not required to pursue a career based on the results of the test. You scored the highest in your country on math and science, you are predicted to be one of the best scientists of your generation. You are also a very talented artist. Your true passion lies in art.)
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 6 Many food ethics movements (local foods, slow foods, farm to table) condemn corporate production. Such as Farm to Table (add examples) THBT food ethics movements should disavow sustainable consumption marketed by large corporations (eg, Starbucks, Chipotle)
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 6 This house would publicly fund all elections.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Novice_Final Assuming that no other life existed in the galaxy, THW prefer a humanity that collectively expands and colonizes other planets to one that preserves and adapts to the Earth.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Quarters THBT cities should not use investment incentives to attract businesses
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Quarters This house would pardon all deserters at the end of major war campaigns.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Semis TH, as the UN, would facilitate independence referendums when requested by semi-autonomous regions
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Semis In post-conflict societies, TH prefers the creation of art with an inspirational and unifying message over art that depicts the prior or current suffering.
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Final You are presented with a choice before you are born. You can be born into this world, or you can be born into a world without any religion or spirituality. Regardless of your choice, once born, you will not remember having made such a choice. THW choose to be born in a world without religion
2018-12-01 Seattle IV 2018 Open_Final This house supports the creation of charter cities in developing nations. (Infoslide: "Charter Cities" are tracts of uninhabited land set aside by host nations that would be semi-autonomous and administered by a developing third-party government. Citizens of the host nation could move in and out as they so desire. In recent years, Honduras has explored the option of establishing a charter city administered by the Canadian government.)
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 1 TH opposes the attempts by the feminist movement to redefine roles and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g. wanting to be a housewife, wearing make-up and heels) as empowering.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 2 THS countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in order to create their own regional replacements (e.g. an African Criminal Court, an InterAmerican Criminal Court).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 3 In areas of chronically low academic attainment, THBT the general approach of educational charities should be to focus resources on maximising the potential of exceptional students, over helping the lowest achieving.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 4 THS the rise of computational creativity (Infoslide: Computational Creativity' is a scientific field researching AI models that simulate or replicate human creativity. Projects in the field include but are not limited to using AI to script films, compose music, write poetry, and paint).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 5 THW give legislative veto power to a Future Generations Commission (Infoslide: For the purposes of this debate, a 'Future Generations Commission' is an independent body mandated with mapping the long-term impacts of governmental policy on the young, or unborn generations).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 ESL_Semis Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 ESL_Final TH prefers a world in which all children are conceived with DNA from a global genetic database.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Novice_Final THBT it is immoral for individuals who have met their basic needs to not donate any excess wealth to utility maximising causes.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Quarters Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than see 100 guilty men walk free.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Semis THR 'Operation Car Wash'. (Infoslide: Operation Car Wash' is a broad investigation conducted in Brazil that revealed extensive corruption. As a result of the operation, the left-leaning Workers' Party have lost power, and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected president)
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Final From behind a veil of ignorance, TH would choose to not be born.
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 1 Ban football for minors
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 2 Democrats should abandon identity politics as a central tenant of their campaigning strategy
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 3 Ban the use of persistent surveillance systems by police forces
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 4 Given the technology to grant immortality exists, it would be treated as a positive right
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 5 The dangers of fat acceptance outweigh the harms of fat shaming
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 6 The Trump administration should abandon its widespread use of tariffs as a tool to boost the US economy
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 Open_Semis The United States should cease all diplomatic and military operations in the Middle East
2018-11-10 UCLA IV 2018 Open_Final State governments should refuse to uphold mandates from the Supreme Court of the United States
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 1 Assuming feasibility, THW ban all research into the possible genetic origins of sex, race and sexuality.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 2 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise lobbying governments to change environmental policy (e.g. cap and trade policies, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing/recycling waste, taking public transport).
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 3 TH, as Israel, would end compulsory military service.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 4 THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 5 THBT the South African government should incentivize the movement of people out of townships, rather than focus on policies that try to economically develop townships.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Semis THBT the US should cut all political, economic and military ties with Saudi Arabia.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Final THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Novice_Final THBT post-conflict states should actively promote a unifying national narrative in the history curriculum.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Quarters THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Semis THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Final THP a world where people believe you should maximize productivity to a world where people believe you should maximize leisure.
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 1 THW eliminate trial by jury and replace it with trial by judge
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 2 As an author of a non-colonial language (Inuktitut, isiXhosa, Gikuyu, etc) THW only write in one's native language.
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 3 Assuming the two are mutually exclusive, THW prefer wage subsidies over a raised minimum wage.
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 4 THW allow for free and open use of CRISPR technology in all medical research.
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 5 Other than a prospective student's net family income, THW remove all social factors (ie, race, gender, disability status) from university admissions' decision processes.
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 Novice_Final thbt the search for new, habitable planets should be prioritized in space exploration
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 Open_Quarters THBT Canada should take the lead in seeking the diplomatic isolation Saudi Arabia
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 Open_Semis THW hold social media companies legally liable for content on their platform
2018-11-03 Huber Debates 2018 Open_Final TH prefers a world where romantic relationships are initiated by an algorithm that matches prospective partners to a near-perfect degree.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 1 This House would create a military space force.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 2 This House would require all voters to attend civic education classes.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 3 THBT science is the key to human flourishing.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 4 As the US Federal Government, THW significantly increase spending on foreign aid.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 5 THBT social media is ruining democracy.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 6 THBT affirmative action should be scrapped.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 Open_Semis TH encourages fluidity in expressions of identity.
2018-11-02 Penguin Invitational 2018 Open_Final THW have elected representatives take an oath to pursue policies only if those policies are supported by a significant majority of their constituents.
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 1 THW abandon the use of Hierarchical Diversity Targets
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 2 TH as Israel would no longer label itself a Jewish nation state
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 3 TH regrets the glorification of the pursuit of meaning of life
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 4 TH, as European nations, would grant citizenship to refugees who would sign up for the military
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 5 TH prefers a world in which individuals actively use their sexual equity for personal and professional gain
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 Open_Quarter THBT governments should require the portfolios of all multinational e-commerce companies (Amazon, Alibaba, Rakuten etc) to constitute of a minimum 50% of local products in value
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 Open_Semi TH supports rainbow capitalism
2018-11-01 IUT Professionals 2018 Open_Final THW ONLY SELECT INDIVIDUALS WITH THE BEST CREDENTIALS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 1 THR the presence of “career politicians”.
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 2 THBT writers and owners of popular canons* have a moral obligation to follow the general and clear wishes of fans (e.g. JK Rowling (Harry Potter UNiverse), Disney (Star Wars), George RR Martin (Game of Thrones Universe)).
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 3 TH prefers sports leagues that are financially unregulated
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 4 TH embraces the collection by governments and corporate entities of a significant amount of data about individuals
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 5 THW disestablish all local councils and authorities in developed nations
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 Open_Semi THBT galleries and media outlets should not show content that is “of the time” but now considered offensive (e.g. racist stereotypes in the Simpsons, homophobic works of art).
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 Open_Final As the democrat party, THW nominate Hillary Clinton (assuming she makes herself available) as the democrat candidate for the 2020 presidential elections.
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 1 This House regrets the societal expectation of going to the University
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 2 This House would introduce quotas for women in League of Legends Esports teams
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 3 This House believes that the West should impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 4 Assuming the technology existed, This House would allow the use of technology X.
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 5 In states with high rates of violent crime This House supports assassination of individuals credibly accused of participating in organized crime
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Quarters This House regrets the demonization of Donald Trump
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the open immigration policy is not good for Germany
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Final Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 1 This House would remove quarterly reporting requirements for publicly traded companies
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 2 This House believes that prominent institutions in marginalized communities (churches, schools, community centres, etc.) should practice the politics of respectability
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 3 This House supports the US's use of economic warfare (tariffs, targeted sanctions, etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global neoliberal economic order (opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 4 This House would remove all health restrictions for prospective adoptive parents
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 5 This House believes that developing countries should never commit to having their sovereign debt disputes settled by courts in foreign countries
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 6 In countries with vigorously contested campaign contribution regulations, this House believes that the political left should not contest the premise that money is speech and should, instead, contest how that speech is regulated
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Novice_Final This House believes that the horrors of history are incompatible with a belief in a Judeo-Christian God
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Quarters In a plurality of cases, this House believes that the "me too" movement should, on balance, prioritize a path towards redemption over retribution
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Semis In legal systems where constitutional courts practice judicial review, this House would apply the "no precedential effect rule" to judgments by single judge margins
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Final This House would legalize and train sex workers specifically to work with disabled people
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 1 THW allow people to sue partners who cheated on them
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 2 THBT Putin is good for Russian power on the international stage
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 3 THBT the Bulgarian government should pay reparations to all those who were subjected to the Revival process
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 4 THBT the western companies and investors should pull out of the Saudi Arabia's Neom project
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 5 THR the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty etc.)
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Semis TH prefers to be an averagely intelligent person to a genius
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Final THBT it is NOT legitimate to shame public figures for non:criminal actions they did when they were young (eg. partying, alcohol consumption, soft drugs use, political views etc.)
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 1 THW mandate retirement from Congress at age 65.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 2 This house, as a Palestinian, would advocate for a 1-state solution.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 3 THBT universities that invite controversial speakers should be required, within a reasonable time frame, to invite a speaker that supports the other side of the controversy.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 4 THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 5 Assuming Democratic control of the House, THBT the Democrats should prioritize the impeachment of President Trump.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 Novice_Semis TH supports ANTIFA. Good luck everyone.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 Open_Quarters “The premises of this mission should be inviolable. The agents of the receiving state may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission.” Motion: THW repeal Article 22 Subsection 1 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
2018-10-19 Rocky Mountain IV 2018 Open_Final THW create specific zones where community members can legally participate in nonviolent, illicit behavior (e.g. sex work, drug use).
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 2 THBT governments should actively incentivice people to move away from areas with few viable economic activities
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 3 THW take the blue pill
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 4 THBT the United States should return to the policy of pressuring and sanctioning North Korea
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 5 THW ban the media from reporting on ongoing sex offence trials
2018-10-13 Joensuu Mini 2018 Open_Final THW welcome the downfall of global capitalism
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 1 THS an Opinio System of Education
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 2 THS recall elections for national leaders (i.e. presidents, prime:ministers, ministers)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 3 TH as the EU would significantly increase sanctions on Russia as opposed to lifting them
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 4 THBT parents should teach morality to their underage children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbor" etc.)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 5 THW allow workers to sell their rights in exchange for higher pay (e.g. health and safety protections, right to maternity/paternity leave etc.)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Quarters THO rise of social media influencers
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Semis THBT music streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Apple etc.) do more harm than good
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Final Given the choice, THBT US Supreme Court Justices should be elected by a vote among federal judges rather than a popular vote
2018-10-12 GV Debate 1 "In the context of the Brazilian civil-military dictatorship begun in 1964, This House would directly engage in armed struggle."
2018-10-12 GV Debate 2 "This House condemns the rise of the use of social networks as a vehicle for public debate."
2018-10-12 GV Debate 3 "This House would rather live in a world where globalization had not occurred so intensely."
2018-10-12 GV Debate Open_Semis "Thanks to the hierarchy, this House believes that combating "class oppression" is more important than combating "oppression of identities"."
2018-10-12 GV Debate Open_Final "Forced to vote between Haddad and Bolsonaro, This House would vote for Haddad."
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 1 This House Would Not Consume The Art of People Who Have Engaged in Gravely Unethical Behavior
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 2 This House Regrets The Belief That Technology Firms Will Solve The Climate Crisis
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 3 This House, as the US, would stop all arms sales, military support, and other aid to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 4 This House would prefer a world where memory is permanent and infallible.
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 5 This House opposes the continued progress towards deep global economic integration (e.g. very low tariffs and free movement of capital and labour across borders).
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Novice_Final With the goal of improving representation in media, this House would create original characters who belong to underrepresented groups, rather than re-imagine existing characters
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Quarters Provided that it wins control of Congress and the White House, this House believes that the Democratic Party should increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the liberalization of sexual behaviour prompted by the sexual revolution fails women today
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Final This House opposes the propagation of Canadian exceptionalism
2018-10-03 China BP 1 This House Regrets narratives that glorify the elderly (e.g. "The old know better"; "The old deserve more" etc.)
2018-10-03 China BP 2 This House Believes That Supreme Courts should refrain from making decisions on controversial social issues (e.g. gay rights, abortion)
2018-10-03 China BP 3 During economic crises, This House Believes That states should prioritise fiscal stability (i.e. balancing budget) over increasing public spending
2018-10-03 China BP 4 This House Believes That international criminal tribunals should introduce the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes against humanity
2018-10-03 China BP 5 This House Believes That academic journals should not publish articles that characterize colonialism as positive
2018-10-03 China BP 6 Assuming feasibility, in countries with conscription, This House Would forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge
2018-10-03 China BP 7 This House Believes That the deaf rights movement should disproportionately emphasize the positive experiences associated with being deaf
2018-10-03 China BP 8 This House, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program
2018-10-03 China BP 9 This House Would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger reelection
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Semis This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Final This House Would abolish constitutional monarchies
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Octos This House opposes the dominant social norm in favor of monogamy
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Quarters This House Believes That President Vladimir Putin is good for Russia
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Semis This House Believes That the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Final This House Believes That Asian education systems should actively promote the view that Asian culture is superior to Western Culture
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 1 THW mandate retirement from Congress at age 65
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 2 TH, as a Palestinian, would advocate for a 1-state solution
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 3 TBHT universities that invite congroversial speakers should be required, within a reasonable time frame, to invite a speaker that supports the other side of the controversy.
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 4 TBHT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 5 Assuming Democratic control of the House, THBT the Democrats should prioritize the impeachment of President Trump
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 Open_Quarters THW repeal Article 22 Subsection 1 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 Open_Semis TH supports ANTIFA
2018-10-01 Denver IV 2018 Open_Final THW create specific zones where community members can legally participate in nonviolent, illicit behavior (e.g sex work, drug use)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 1 This House would consider politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues* (* thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie about facts)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 2 In countries where compulsory military service for men exists, this House believes that feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 3 This House believes that the LGBT movement should embrace the message that sexuality is a choice
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 4 This House believes that United States foreign policy should seek to significantly restrict Iran's influence over Syria
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 5 This House opposes Consumerist Culture* (*Consumerist Culture is a culture where consistently purchasing goods is expected and considered a marker of social status)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 6 This House believes that in Western states with high rates of unemployment the state should act as an employer of last resort (i.e. the state should directly employ people who are unable to find a job elsewhere)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Novice_Semis This House would allow communities to reduce the amount of policing employed within their neighborhoods
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Novice_Final This House would allow the creation of Savior Siblings* (*a child who is born for the purpose of providing an organ or cell transplant to a sibling who is affected with a fatal disease)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Quarters This House would allow individuals to sue religious institutions in their community for propagating beliefs that cause them significant harm
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the Obama administration should have prioritized affordable tertiary education over affordable healthcare
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Final This House believes that the state should curb assortative mating* (*the phenomenon of people primarily entering relationships and building families with those of similar social and economic characteristics)
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 1 TH regrets the USA's decision to leave the UNHRC.
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 2 TH as Pakistan in 1979 would remain neutral in the Afghan War
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 3 THW ban violent video games.
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 4 THS quotas for women in parliament
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarters THW outlaw plea bargaining
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semi THW abolish private property
2018-09-28 Mehran Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final THW elect the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistani Military.
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 1 TH supports the symbolized popularization of painful historical events in modern pop culture.
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 2 THW REPEAL ALL NON-COMPETE LEGISLATION
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 3 THW NOT ALLOW MEMBERS OF FAMILIES WITH OVERWHELMING SOCIAL INFLUENCE (e.g, The Adeleke Family in Osun State - Davido's family) TO CONTEST ELECTIONS
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 4 TH AS HOODIE WILL OPT FOR THE PIG’S VALVE
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 5 THW TOTALLY RESTRICT FUTURE COPYRIGHTING OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 6 TH AS NIGERIA WILL PURSUE ISOLATIONIST ECONOMIC POLICIES
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 7 The 2018 FIFA World Cup champions, France, won the tournament with an ethnically diverse team who could trace their origins to Guadeloupe, Algeria, Guinea, Mali, French Guiana, Dr Congo, Martinique, Morocco, and Senegal. Motion:THBT colonial states that directly benefit in sports from the integration of athletes with roots to former colonies, should actively pay dividends to these former colonies, separate from existing financial obligations.
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 Open_Octos THW ABOLISH COMPULSORY REPRESENTATION
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 Open_Quarters THBT ethnic minorities and movements that seek to break their ceilings(e.g glass, bamboo, black) and eliminate their underrepresentation should prioritize notions of intersectionality over their actual objectives.
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 Open_Semis THR the practice of banking secrecy
2018-09-23 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 Open_Final TH as a person appointed as a medical proxy will be held culpable by the patient upon recovery for decisions opposed to their preferred life choices (ideologies, medical choices etc) but crucial to their recovery
2018-09-21 McGill Central Novice Championship 2 THR the glorification of self-made success
2018-09-21 McGill Central Novice Championship 3 THBT state subsidization of art should be distributed through a random lottery
2018-09-21 McGill Central Novice Championship 4 THW eliminate the government's ability to enact back to work legislation for all education workers.
2018-09-21 McGill Central Novice Championship 5 THBT democratic governments should never be allowed to exercise prior restraint, even in cases of national security.
2018-09-21 McGill Central Novice Championship Novice_Final In Canada, criminal court judges are appointed. In other countries, such as the US, Japan, and Switzerland, judges are elected. The methods and voting systems used to elect these judges varies based on country and municipality. In the US for example, judges run for local office in the same way as other politicians (eg, mayors, council people, etc.), and sometimes have a party affiliation for campaigning. Motion: THP elected over appointed judges in criminal courts
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 1 THBT political representatives should deliberately seek to achieve the best political outcomes for their own local community or constituency, even at the expense of the national interest.
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 2 TH prefers bail-ins to bail-outs
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 3 THBT feminist movements should mobilise masculinity in service of feminist goals (e.g. "real men respect women") rather than deconstruct it (e.g. raising awareness to the issue of toxic masculinity)
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 4 THBT India should actively oppose Chinese aggression in Asia
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarters TH does not regret internet piracy
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semis THW make rehabilitation the sole criteria for releasing criminals from prison
2018-09-14 Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final TH, as a member of Pakistan's Economic Advisory Council, would resign.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament 1 This house regrets the commercialization of social movements.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament 2 This house would require companies to provide economic compensation & job retraining to those unemployed by the automation of their work.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament 3 This house believes that the Democratic Party should move toward socialism in candidate selection and policy platform.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament 4 Developing countries should ban the entry of charitable organizations that tie aid or services to religious conversion.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament 5 This house believes that anonymous resistance from inside the Trump administration is a heroic act.
2018-09-14 Jewell Debate Tournament Open_Final In areas of high crime, this house would impose a curfew on men.
2018-09-12 Israel's English Cup 2018 1 THW exclusively fund African NGOs instead of Western NGOs working in African countries.
2018-09-12 Israel's English Cup 2018 2 THW strongly subsidize and promote feminist pornography.
2018-09-12 Israel's English Cup 2018 3 TH would forbid western tech companies from accepting chinese standards in order to access the chinese market (e.g. Google accepting censorship, Apple moving servers to china etc).
2018-09-12 Israel's English Cup 2018 Open_Semis THW ban ownership of 3D printers for personal use.
2018-09-12 Israel's English Cup 2018 Open_Final This House Opposes cultural and academic boycott.
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 1 This house would require all schools in New Zealand to become co-educational
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 2 THW replace the Māori seats in Parliament with a Māori upper house
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 3 This house regrets that President Obama did not enforce the 'red line' in Syria
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 4 TH, as a US Democratic presidential contender, would make repeal of the second amendment part of their core policy platform for 2020
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 5 This house, as Inda, would embrace China's One Belt One Road Initiative
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 6 You are a relatively successful indie film-maker who has been approached by a major movie studio to direct a major film franchise. THW turn down the offer.
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 Open_Semi This house regrets the Obergefell decision
2018-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2018 Open_Final TH prefers a world where everyone believes in free will
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 1 THW tear down gated communities in the developing world.
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 2 THBT education systems should actively teach sticking it to the man.
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 3 TH, as the international community, would support the BDS Movement in light of the Jewish Nation State Bill.
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 4 THW fabricate evidence in order to prove that historic icons had been gay.
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarters THW give the Rohingya Arms.
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semi THW require religious establishments to have female clergy in order to qualify for tax breaks
2018-08-31 The Nixor College Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final THBT the discovery of a means to stop the human aging process would be a curse to humanity.
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 1 THW require all schools in New Zealand to become co-educational
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 2 THW replace the Māori seats in Parliament with a Māori upper house
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 3 TH regrets that President Obama did not enforce the ‘red line’ in Syria
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 4 TH, as a US Democratic presidential contender, would make repeal of the second amendment part of their core policy platform for 2020
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 5 TH, as India, would embrace China’s One Belt One Road initiative
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) 6 You are a relatively successful indie film-maker who has been approached by a major movie studio to direct a major film franchise. THW turn down the offer
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) Open_Semis TH regrets the Obergefell decision
2018-08-25 Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) Open_Final TH prefers a world where everyone believes in free will
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 1 This House Would end all state financial support to religion
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 2 This House Would create an international court to prosecute leaders adopting disastrous economic policies
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 3 Given a way to measure an individual's empathy, This House Would only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circles, to vote in the election.
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 4 This House Supports the increased presence of the "intellectual dark web" on mainstream media
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 5 This House Believes That states formerly under the rule of the Soviet Union should NOT emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 6 This House Believes That Supreme Court justices should adopt 'original meaning' theories when interpreting constitutions
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV 7 THW allow only women to be the heads of political parties
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV Open_Quarters This House Believes That the state should strongly incentivise highly educated individuals to have children
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV Open_Semi This House Believes That the EU should employ similar tactics to those Russia used in the 2016 US election in order to undermine the Trump administration
2018-08-01 Macau Tournament of Champions BP IV Open_Final This House regrets the westernisation of the elites in post-colonial countries (e.g. speaking predominantly in English, going to schools/universities in the West, consuming predominantly Western Media).
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 1 This House Believes that the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 2 This House believes that State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 3 This House believes that the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 4 This House Regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 5 This House Believes That South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 6 This House regrets the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence* as the central theme. *Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 7 This House, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 8 This House Believes That Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 9 This house supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters THBT the EU should decriminalise human smuggling*. * Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Semis THR the decline of labour union power in the West
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Final This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Octos THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Quarters THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country's monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Semis THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Final THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 1 This House would mandate by law that all couples must equally share domestic work
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 2 TH opposes left wing media using mockery to cover the far right e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 3 This House would prefer that US Supreme Court Justices were elected by popular vote
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 4 THBT Croatian Democratic Party (HDZ) should disassociate from Thompson including but not limited to not playing his songs on their rallies, not making public appearance at their rallies etc.
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 5 TH as the UK Conservative Party would hold a second Brexit referendum
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 Open_Final THBT athletes should not be permitted to express political views during major sporting events
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 1 THW censor any music which promotes derogatory attitudes towards women.
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 2 THB the EU should offer automatic membership to any constituent member that leaves the United Kingdom.
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 3 THR the self-commercialisation of indigenous culture. (For example, Maori “village tours”, Aboriginal art fairs, and Native American casinos).
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 4 THW ban all forms of self-incrimination
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 5 THB that the countries of former Yugoslavia should create a common history curriculum and textbook.
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 Open_Semi THR the existence of caste-based political parties in India.
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 Open_Final THW welcome an isolationist America
2018-06-30 KCL Open 2018 ProAm_Final TH, as the survivor community, would choose not to.
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 1 THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 1 THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 2 If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 2 If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 3 THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 3 THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 4 THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, natural resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 4 THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, natural resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 5 TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 5 TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 6 THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 6 THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 7 THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 7 THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 8 THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 8 THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Novice_Final THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Novice_Final THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Semis THW choose China
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Semis THW choose China
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Final Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Final Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
2018-04-30 MDX Open 1 This House would make voting power depreciate with age.
2018-04-30 MDX Open 2 This House would prevent the development of geoengineering techniques.
2018-04-30 MDX Open 3 THW abolish juries in all criminal trials
2018-04-30 MDX Open 4 Given the opportunity THW reject immortality
2018-04-30 MDX Open Open_Semi This House believes that the Israeli government should grant citizenship to permanent Palestinian residents in Israeli-controlled areas.
2018-04-30 MDX Open Open_Final This House believes that the pursuit of social mobility is doing more harm than good.
2018-04-28 Nottingham Trent Open 2018 1 THW take the Blue Pill (to forget)
2018-04-28 Nottingham Trent Open 2018 2 This House believes that the rise in illegal downloading and streaming services has been beneficial to the world of music.
2018-04-28 Nottingham Trent Open 2018 3 This House believes that the Poor of the Developed World are entitled to vote for policies which protect their own economic interests at the expense of those of the Global Poor.
2018-04-28 Nottingham Trent Open 2018 4 This House would make having a women‘s football team a requirement for playing in the English premier league (EPL).
2018-04-28 Nottingham Trent Open 2018 Open_Final Supposing feasibility, This House Supports the establishment of a Queer Republic
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 1 TH opposes the portrayal of criminal lifestyles as “cool” in popular entertainment (e.g. Narcos, Breaking Bad, Scarface)
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 2 THBT Greece should ban Sharia law in Western Thrace.
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 3 THB that it is in China’s interest to not retaliate to the imposition of tariffs by the Trump Administration
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 4 THO the buying and selling of emotional services
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 5 THBT social media platforms should aggressively prioritise content from the mainstream media over less established media outlets
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Quarters THP a world in which this machine exists
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Semi THW ban individuals credibly accused of corruption from running for public office.
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Final THBT the general approach of states should be to repatriate refugees once they no longer have a well-founded fear of persecution or violence.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 1 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 1 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 2 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 2 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 3 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 3 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 4 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 4 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 5 THBT African states should extend dual citizenship status to members of their diaspora, including the right to vote in elections, and right of return, as part of the AU's diaspora initiative.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 5 THBT African states should extend dual citizenship status to members of their diaspora, including the right to vote in elections, and right of return, as part of the AU's diaspora initiative.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Novice_Final THW Pull the Switch
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Novice_Final THW Pull the Switch
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Semis TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Semis TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Final Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Final Open Motion
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 1 This house prefers leaderless movements.
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 2 This house would allow plaintiffs to sell their right to sue to third parties.
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 3 This house regrets Oxford University's decision to provide more time in their exams.
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 4 This house would disallow the practice of Instantaneously Naturalizing foreign athletes to serve on national sports teams.
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 Open_Semi This house prefers bail-in over bail-out.
2018-04-01 NLUO BPD 2018 Open_Final Assuming the switch will never be discovered, this house will tell the poor couple their baby died and hand the surviving baby over to the wealthy couple.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 1 This house believes that we should exclusively fund political parties through public funding.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 1 This house regrets written constitutions.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 2 This house believes that, in highly populated urban areas, the government should set a maximum rent that may be charged for residential tenancies.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 2 This house would abolish income tax in favour of consumption taxes.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 3 This house would prefer a world where it is commonly believed that free will does not exist.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 3 This house supports a movement towards granting human rights to AI.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 4 A Western democratic nation has recently been the target of a relatively large terrorist attack. That nation has elections scheduled in a week. This house would cancel those elections.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 4 This house believes that social media companies should aggressively exclude extremist political content from their platforms.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 5 You are one of New Zealand's top historians and have been asked by the Waitangi Tribunal to provide a record of harm borne by an iwi. You are confident your report will be accepted as true. This house would alter the historical documents to increase the iwi's likely Treaty settlement.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 5 You are an innkeeper. It is approximately 0BC. The King has issued an edict requiring all newborns to be handed to his soldiers in pain of death. You know of such a newborn, he is in your inn’s stable. You suspect the child may be sacred to your God. This house would hand over the child.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 6 This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 6 This house would enforce surrogacy contracts, even if the surrogate mother refuses after giving birth.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 7 This house regrets the Truth and Reconciliation amnesty process.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 7 This house believes that in post colonial countries, land confiscated by colonial powers should be seized by the state without compensation.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 8 This house believes that the criminal law should not distinguish an attempt to commit a crime from successfully committing a crime.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 8 This house believes that juries, not judges, should be entirely responsible for sentencing decisions.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Semis You are a humanitarian charity operating in a conflict-zone and have been instructed that to remain working in the country you must provide 50% of your donations to the government or else all access to the country will be forcibly cut off. This house would remain in the conflict-zone.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Semis This house believes that charities should not accept money from donors they consider immoral.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Semis This house supports student unions who disaffiliate controversial student groups.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Semis This house believes that we should recognise a right to be free from intentionally offensive speech.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Final This house believes that Western democratic countries should unilaterally evacuate relics of historical or cultural importance located in unstable countries and take possession of them.
2018-03-31 NZ Easters 2018 Open_Final This house believes that the International Criminal Court should use private military contractors to arrest people wanted by the Court.
2018-03-30 KUET IV 2018 1 THBT Indigenous Communities should form their own professional sports teams
2018-03-30 KUET IV 2018 2 THW abolish out of court settlements for crimes related to sexual harassment of any kind
2018-03-30 KUET IV 2018 3 THS the rise of Roseanne in mainstream media
2018-03-30 KUET IV 2018 4 TH regrets universalization of western liberal values
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 1 THBT states should not prosecute members of terrorist organisations (e.g. ISIS, Al-Qaeda) who surrender to those states.
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 2 THW anonymize the funding, display, and sale of art
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 3 THW, as a billionaire who opposes Artificial Intelligence, fund violent and destructive action against companies that aim to create strong Artificial Intelligence
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 4 THBT NATO should end all political, economic, and military support for the Russian Commonwealth.
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 5 THW ban religious institutions from asking for donations from their followers.
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open 6 THBT former colonial powers should drastically increase the number of immigrants from their ex-colonies.
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Novice_Quarter Countries with declining populations should abandon policies that aim to increase the birth rate (ex. incentivising citizens to marry and have children)
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Novice_Semi THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise individual-centric actions (e.g. recycling, not eating meat etc.) at the expense of policy-level changes
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Novice_Final THBT WLDs should introduce 'youthocratic' voting.
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Octos THBT states without the death penalty should never extradite individuals to countries where they may face the death penalty (info slide: extradition)
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Quarters THBT the IMF should not make financial support conditional on recipient states adopting austerity measures
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Semi TH, as a parent, would teach their female children to adopt traditionally masculine personality traits (e.g. self-promotion, assertiveness)
2018-03-30 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Final THR the glorification of hard work
2018-03-11 The Beacon Debating Club 2018 1 THW privatise the water supply.
2018-03-11 The Beacon Debating Club 2018 2 THW compensate workers for the loss of jobs resulting out of automation.
2018-03-11 The Beacon Debating Club 2018 3 THW ban religious political parties in secular states.
2018-03-11 The Beacon Debating Club 2018 Open_Semi TH regrets the rise of call out culture.
2018-03-11 The Beacon Debating Club 2018 Open_Final THBT states should construct data based profiles of their citizens (China social credit for example)
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 1 THR the choice by gun control activists to focus on mass shootings as the primary consequence of gun violence
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 2 THP the English Rule to the American Rule* *Info Slide: The English Rule requires that the loser in a lawsuit pays the winner's legal fees, and is observed by nearly every Western democracy. In the United States, however, the both sides pay their own attorney fees unless otherwise specified by the judge (this is rare).
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 3 THBT political parties should actively prohibit candidates with radically different beliefs from running under the party name
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a major news agency, would only publish positive reviews of minority-focused media (Queer Eye, Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name)
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates 5 THR the prominence of religious rehabilitation programs in prisons
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Novice_Final THBT all national economic policy (taxation, monetary policy, tariffs, etc) should be set by an appointed panel of economists rather than by elected officials
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Open_Semis TH, as an emerging economy, prefers supporting domestically-based banks to the exclusion of multinational financial institutions (for example, providing support to Banco de Mexico and the businesses and individuals who use BdeM in Mexico, but not those who bank at HSBC Mexico).
2018-03-10 2018 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a conception of human rights which derives its authority from a divine being rather than a secular source.
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 1 THP antiheroes as the dominant female archetype in literature and film
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 2 THBT the left should publicly support the violent suppression of alt-right speech
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 3 THS the seizure and redistribution of land owned by the descendants of former colonizers in post colonial states
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 4 THP a world where nobody can lie
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 5 THW nationalize pharmaceutical research
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 Novice_Semis THBT having children is immoral
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 Novice_Final THBT successful minority activists have a duty to donate their effects to schools that represent their community (eg: women's universities, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, etc)
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 Open_Quarters THW ban non-disclosure agreements in the private sector
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 Open_Semis a 2014 study reported that 19% of trans* people were denied health care by their provider due to their gender identity; 28% experienced harassment in a medical setting; 28% postponed care due to discrimination. Currently,there are approximately 6 doctors in the US and 2 in Canada that perform genital reconstruction surgery. Trans* people may have transition-related needs that create dependency on the healthcare system. Motion: THW establish and fund separate health clinics to provide accessible and comprehensive care to trans*gender people
2018-03-01 North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 Open_Final THBT the media should portray mass shootings as exclusively the result of social narratives of masculinity and systemic misogyny
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 1 This house believes that companies should publish compensation information for all employees
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 2 This house supports the brave new world
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 3 This house believes that Hollywood should blacklist anyone credibly accused of sexual misconduct
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 4 This house would require all debaters to pass a course in geography before debating foreign policy motions
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 5 TH, as the European Union, would create a joint military force
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 6 This house would criminally prosecute payers and recipients of sports bounties
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 Open_Semi This house would regulate Google as if it were a public utility
2018-03-01 Pan Pacific Debate Championship 2018 Open_Final THW not inform the public
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 1 This house prefers a world in which social media costs money to use, but users do not give up the rights to their data, to the current world
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 2 This house welcomes the production of art by artificial intelligence
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 3 This house would place a tax on meat
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 4 This house believes that the West should engage in covert efforts to overthrow Vladimir Putin
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 5 This house believes that Cabinet appointees should be protected from firing once they are approved by Congress
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 6 This house believes that comedians should not be held to modern standards of political correctness
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 7 This house would classify catcalling as a felony
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 8 This house believes that Black Lives Matter should push for black separatism rather than inclusion
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 Novice_Final This house would abolish the Second Amendment
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 Open_Quarters This house regrets the rise of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 Open_Semi This house would abolish the Second Amendment
2018-03-01 US Western Regional Championship 2018 Open_Final Assuming we had the technology to be able to perfectly simulate physical and psychological pain (without killing someone), this house would allow convicted criminals to choose to feel the pain of their victims rather than serve their prison sentence
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 1 This house prefers a world in which social media costs money to use, but users do not give up the rights to their data, to the current world
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 2 This house welcomes the production of art by artificial intelligence
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 3 This house would place a tax on meat
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 4 This house believes that the West should engage in covert efforts to overthrow Vladimir Putin
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 5 This house believes that Cabinet appointees should be protected from firing once they are approved by Congress
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 6 This house believes that comedians should not be held to modern standards of political correctness
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 7 This house would classify catcalling as a felony
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 8 This house believes that Black Lives Matter should push for black separatism rather than inclusion
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 Open_Quarters This house regrets the rise of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 Open_Semis This house would abolish the Second Amendment
2018-03-01 Western Regionals 2018 Open_Final Assuming we had the technology to be able to perfectly simulate physical and psychological pain (without killing someone), this house would allow convicted criminals to choose to feel the pain of their victims rather than serve their prison sentence
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 1 THS charter schools
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 2 In addition to maternity pay and leave, THW make companies finance their female employees freezing of eggs and in vitro fertilization, if they so wish to
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 3 THR the abandonment of the Sunshine Policy
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 4 THW not give religious identity the same level of anti discrimination protection as other protected attributes (race, gender, sexuality)
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 5 THW ban political opinion polls
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 Open_Quarter THR the decision to let the FARC run as a political party
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 Open_Semi THS states prioritizing the alleviation of poverty within their own borders at the expense of support of international aid programmes
2018-02-17 Manchester IV 2018 Open_Final THBT there is no significant moral difference between the life of a human and the life of a pig
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 1 THW make athletes widely believed to have used performance enhancing drugs eligible for their sport's Hall of Fame
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 2 THR the rise of choice feminism
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 3 THS the creation of a governing body for the English language
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 4 THBT former colonial powers have an obligation to promote economic development in their former colonies
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 5 THBT federal and state governments should prioritize funding for early childhood care to the exclusion of funding for post-secondary education
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 6 THP a world in which identity based movements are not compartmentalized
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 Novice_Final TH regrets commercialization of counter-cultural or oppositional sub-genres of music
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 Open_Semi THR the Arab Spring
2018-02-17 USC IV 2018 Open_Final THW grant legal personhood to strong AI
2018-01-20 UBC IV 1 This House Would subsidize large scale geoengineering such as massive carbon sequestration (capture of atmospheric co2 out of the atmosphere and into storage) rather than environmental adaptation (eg: cleaner fossil fuels, ethanol, recycling technology, etc)
2018-01-20 UBC IV 2 This House believes that states should seek to participate in multinational currency unions
2018-01-20 UBC IV 3 This House regrets the glorification of entertainers by the LGBTQ+ community
2018-01-20 UBC IV 4 In the event of the development of a technology that makes the recipient unable to knowingly commit any crimes, This House Would ban the research, production, and use of this technology.
2018-01-20 UBC IV 5 This House would ban people whose net worth is in more than the 90th percentile from running for office
2018-01-20 UBC IV Open_Semis This House believes that the US should make aid to Israel conditional on the establishment of peace talks with Palestine
2018-01-20 UBC IV Open_Final This House believes that regions with extremely high rates of gendered violence should grant amnesty to women for violent crimes they commit
2018-01-20 York IV 1 In school districts in France where Arabic is the majority language, THW make Arabic the language of primary instruction in schools.
2018-01-20 York IV 2 TH supports filial responsibility laws.
2018-01-20 York IV 3 If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump." Motion: TH, as Ivanka Trump, would publicly distance herself from her father.
2018-01-20 York IV 4 TH believes that provocation should not be a consideration in legal sentencing
2018-01-20 York IV Open_Final TH, as an agnostic, would take the pill.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 1 THS the increasing use of technology in the sex industry. (e.g. sex robots, virtual reality porn)
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 2 THW work for Don-Roberts Holgerrson.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 3 THBT South Korea should re-open the Kaesong Industrial Region.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 4 THW impose legal obligations on major online media companies (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) to censor the Manosphere. (e.g. blocking accounts, taking down content)
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 ProAm_Final THW Prefer a world without lying
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 Open_Semis TH prefers common law legal systems
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 Open_Final THB in the right to bear arms.
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 1 This House would not allow serving politicians or their immediate families to use private services where public ones are available (i.e. education, healthcare)
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 2 This House prefers a world where individuals believe salvation stems from faith alone, rather than a world where individuals believe salvation stems from a combination of faith and good works
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 3 This House believes that feminists should not engage in sex strikes
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 4 This House would lift bans on payday lending
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 5 When restoring works of art, this House would restore to appear as close as possible to how they appeared when they were originally produced, rather than appeal to contemporary aesthetic tastes
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 6 This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, philanthropists) from emerging market countries with mixed international reputations (e.g. China, India, Iran) should focus on emphasizing the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects, when speaking on an international platform
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Novice_Semi This House believes that marginalized groups seeking equal treatment should convey their struggle to the public by emphasizing its similarity to the struggles of more prominent oppressed groups, rather than by emphasizing the unique conditions of their own oppression
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Novice_Final This House believes that in wartime, there is no material moral difference between civilian and non-civilian casualties
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Open_Octos In aging societies, this House would provide extensive financial incentives to couples to have multiple children
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Open_Quarters The House would add a "notwithstanding" clause to the Constitution of the United States and allow Congress to override decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court by normal legislative processes.
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Open_Semi Assuming it would be possible to do so, this House would ban the creation of strong artificial intelligence
2018-01-06 Northams 2018 Open_Final This House, as Mexico, would end all security cooperation with the United States aimed at limiting illegal immigration into the US
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 1 This house would ban all communication tech companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) from encrypting their users data, including the content of their communications, in such a way that the company cannot retrieve that data even under a court order.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 2 This house supports job security legislation.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 3 This house would redefine the criterion for excessive force in the US to be any use of beyond what is reasonable given all the facts of the case, including the benefit of hindsight (e.g. whether the individual had a gun, not whether it was reasonable to believe he had a gun).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 4 This house would limit the amount of time that a museum can display a given piece of art to 3 months out of every 10 year period, rather than allow museums to display their works as long as they choose.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 5 This house would allow citizens to vote on individual bills in place of their representative, with the representative retaining the voting power of those of their constituents who did not directly vote on that specific bill.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 6 This house believes that all states should mandate that research on and use of CRISPR technology be exclusively carried out by institutions funded entirely by the state.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 7 This house, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 8 This house prefers a world in which all individuals who have achieved a middle class standard of living choose to pursue the highest level of achievement in their chosen career, rather than a wold in which those individuals priorities day-to-day enjoyment over work.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 9 This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Semis This house believes that Catholic religious officials in Mexico should not make statements in support of governmental policies, political parties, or candidates.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Final This house believes that it is better for the general population to be more optimistic about the current and future state of the nation (including societal cohesion, peace processes, the state of the economy) than an objectively accurate judgement.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters This house, as the Chinese Communist Party, would lift all restrictions on foreign investments in China, except restrictions critical to national security.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Semis This house prefers a non-adversarial legal system
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Final In democratic post-colonial states, This house believes that opposition parties to the party of independence should claim and use the legacy of anti-colonial resistance.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the rest of the world.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Octos This house supports the court's decision to acquit Tehlirian
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Quarters This house, as a parent of a child with ASPD, would enable and support that child given that child’s aims based on their current psychological makeup, instead of trying to make them more empathic.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Semis This house would create an international court with the ability to classify national debt as “Odious Debt” at the debtor nation’s request and remove the obligation of that nation to pay.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Final This House would rather save the live of a single child over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years
2017-12-23 Mexican Open 1 THBT regions with extremely high rates of gendered violence should grant amnesty to women for violent crimes they commit
2017-12-23 Mexican Open 2 THBT when systemically important financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, creditors, rather than the government, should be liable
2017-12-23 Mexican Open 3 TH, as the US, would make aid to Saudi Arabia contingent on its full withdrawal from Yemen
2017-12-22 UNESCO Hong Kong SDG Debating Tournament 1 THBT developed countries should pay developing countries to preserve the rainforests
2017-12-22 UNESCO Hong Kong SDG Debating Tournament 2 THW condition development aid on the progress of human rights
2017-12-22 UNESCO Hong Kong SDG Debating Tournament 3 THBT women should pay less income tax than men
2017-12-22 UNESCO Hong Kong SDG Debating Tournament Open_Semis THBT English should be the only language of education in developing countries
2017-12-22 UNESCO Hong Kong SDG Debating Tournament Open_Final THW melt the polar ice caps if it gave drought-stricken countries drinking water
2017-12-02 Leiden Novices' Tournament 2017 1 THW ban the publication of electoral polls during the run-up to an election
2017-12-02 Leiden Novices' Tournament 2017 2 THBT the feminist movement should encourage women to not wear make-up
2017-12-02 Leiden Novices' Tournament 2017 3 THBT all states should allow single parents to raise their children in prison
2017-12-02 Leiden Novices' Tournament 2017 Open_Final This house believes that secular democracies with substantial religious communities should create special courts where issues can be settled on the basis of religious law
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 1 After a speaker has been invited, THW allow university students to vote to reject the speaker from coming to campus.
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 2 THBT LGBT+ Pride campaigns should focus on direct protest rather than celebration
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 3 TH, as a western democracy, would prefer relations with a stable autocracy as opposed to an unstable democracy
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 4 Assuming the technology to significantly alters the body exists (eg, changing memory capacity, limb reinforcements) THW recognize a right to morphological freedom
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 5 TH, as an indvidual, W not consume works produced by immoral artists
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 6 THBT food ethics movements should disavow sustainable consumption marketed by large corporations (eg, Starbucks, Chipotle)
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 Open_Quarters THBT cities should not use investment incentives to attract businesses
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 Open_Semis TH, as the UN, would facilitate independence referendums when requested by semi-autonomous regions
2017-12-02 Seattle IV 2017 Open_Final THW choose to be born in a world without religion
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV 1 THW require universities to use minimum entry requirements which are at least a grade higher for pupils from selective schools (e.g. private or grammar schools)
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV 2 THBT singing-based reality TV shows (e.g. X Factor, American Idol, The Voice) have done more harm than good
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV 3 THW make at least 10 years of non-political work experience a prerequisite for standing for national elected office
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV 4 THBT non-LGBT+ people should not play LGBT+ roles in TV/film (e.g. that a lesbian role should only be played by a lesbian)
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV Open_Semis This house regrets the rise of international adoption
2017-12-02 Sheffield IV Open_Final This house believes that the UK government should remain silent when Donald Trump makes statements that are contrary to UK values
2017-12-01 Lund IV 1 THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws
2017-12-01 Lund IV 2 THW require all large companies to reserve 51% of shares for employees as equal voting shares
2017-12-01 Lund IV 3 THBT revenue from tourism sites associated with indigenous cultures (e.g. Chichen Itza and related Mayan sites in Mexico) should be distributed directly to those communities
2017-12-01 Lund IV 4 THBT the West should lift all sanctions on Zimbabwe and directly engage with the new government on liberal reforms, as opposed to keeping sanctions and working to bolster the opposition
2017-12-01 Lund IV 5 THW ban ownership of land and property by foreigners and foreign-owned corporations
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 1 TH welcomes the increasing automation of labour.
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 2 THS the use of extra-legal and illegal methods to provide wider access to knowledge (e.g. sci-hub, hacking Jstor, unauthorised distribution of files and copies).
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 3 TH, as a progressive individual, would not consume the works of artists who have committed or been accused of serious crimes.
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 4 TH prefers a higher education system with a large variation in education quality over one in which there is a low variation in education quality. (+ infoslide)
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 Novice_Final This house prefers a world without alcohol.
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 Open_Semis THB the state should lace water supply with a chemical that homogenises people's intelligence to the intelligence level of an average uni graduate.
2017-11-25 Newcastle IV 2017 Open_Final TH supports the increasing secularisation of the world.
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 5 TH prefers a world without a concept of an afterlife.
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 Open_Semis TH supports the inclusion of FARC as a political party in Colombian elections
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 Open_Final TH supports the creation of an artificial island for those who do not want to live under the jurisdiction of any state.
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 1 This House Would abolish the statute of limitations for heinous crimes (e.g. murder, sexual assault, grievous bodily harm)
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 2 This House Believes That progressive movements should not doxx
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 3 This House Regrets the narrative that motherhood is an intrinsically fulfilling experience
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 4 TH supports South Korea's rejection of the potential trilateral military USA-Korea-Japan alliance.
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 5 “Utility factor” refers to the total, foreseeable impact on society produced by academic research. The utility factor is determined by the universities themselves. Motion:This House Supports the allocation of research funding in universities based purely on the utility factor of the research
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 6 This House Would remove all criminal penalties for knowingly exposing partners to HIV
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 7 This House Believes That development of infrastructure in developing countries should be led by the state, as opposed to the private sector
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 ESL_Final - very severe dementia; - vegetative state etc. Advanced directives are irreversible - they remain binding. NON-voluntary euthanasia is NOT INvoluntary euthanasia. It merely means that no EXPLICIT CONSENT is granted at the time. " Motion: This House Would legalize advanced directives requesting non-voluntary euthanasia for oneself
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 Open_Quarters This House Would impose heavy penalties on planned obsolescence
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 Open_Semis This House Would all movies and TV shows to introduce racial-blind casting for all characters
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 Open_Final This House Believes That 'armies of opinion shapers' should never be a legitimate political tool for states
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 1 This house would give companies tax breaks on all revenues paid as renumeration (salaries and bonus) to all female employees
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 2 THR the substitution of digital entertainment (e.g. tv, movies, video games) for written materials (e.g. novels, Kindle, comic books) in the lives of children
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 3 THBT former human rights activists under dictatorial regimes should not seek elected office (e.g. MP) after the transition to democracy
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 4 This house prefers a world in which all religions believe in Universal Salvation
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 5 This House regrets the rise of Xi Jinping
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 ESL_Semis This house believes that criminal justice systems should never incorporate retribution as an aim in determining criminal punishments
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 ESL_Final This House regrets the use of the term "moderate muslim" by Muslims to identify themselves
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Quarters This house would force all companies worth over $1 billion to list publicly
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Semis In cases where a supreme court would currently rule on the compliance of a given law with a constitutional provision, THW hold a public referendum on whether to abandon that constitutional provision
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Final THBT it is always immoral to fight for one's country
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 1 TH regrets the culture of treating death as an extraordinary event
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 2 TH, as a rohingya Muslim fleeing the Myanmar military, would join the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 3 THW prioritize sending oppressed minorities first
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 4 THW stop romanticizing the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 5 THW require the majority of companies' equity to be owned by sub-management level employees
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 Open_Semi THBT the LGBT movement should de-emphasize sexualization (e.g. gay pride parades, etc.) in order to prioritize traditional familial values in pursuing their goals
2017-11-12 BDC Pro Ams 2017 Open_Final TH, as God, would end the human population now
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open 1 THBT NFL team owners should be allowed to sanction players for political expressions on and off the field
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open 2 THBT Countries whose native language is not English should adopt English as the main language of governance
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open 3 THR the glorification of soldiers and veterans as heros
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open 4 THBT true womens liberation is incompatable with the existence of organized religion
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open 5 THBT developing countries should heavily disincentivise rural to urban migration
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open Open_Semis THBT Finland should join NATO
2017-11-11 FinEst 100 Open Open_Final THBT it is immoral for a country to be a tax haven
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 1 THW provide means-tested welfare in the form of basic goods and services (including vouchers), rather than cash payments.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 2 THBT twitter has done more harm than good
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 3 TH Prefers Asian Values to Western liberalism
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 4 THBT investors should cease purchasing bonds issued by the Venezuelan government.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 5 THBT minority parents should shelter their children from the existence of racism for as long as possible
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 ESL_Semis THBT that the EU should suspend the voting rights of Poland.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 ESL_Final THW ban the creation of all artificial conscious beings.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Novice_Finals THW require all sold products to clearly display their price in Dead Children Currency.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Quarters THR the creation and adoption of cryptocurrencies.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Semis THBT Mohammed bin Salman's policies are in the interests of the ruling House of Saud.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Final Assuming it could be done peacefully, THW replace all existing governments with a single global democratic government.
2017-11-04 Durham IV 1 THW ban zoos
2017-11-04 Durham IV 2 THBT when a company conducts any business in a developed nation, that nation should enforce its domestic environmental regulations at all stages of that company's supply chain (including suppliers and sub-contractors)
2017-11-04 Durham IV 3 Assuming it was logistically feasible, THW randomly swap all newborn babies at birth.
2017-11-04 Durham IV 4 THS the continued remilitarisation of Japan.
2017-11-04 Durham IV 5 THW rank all charities by their Effective Altruism score and remove charitable status from all but the most effective.
2017-11-04 Durham IV Novice_Finals THBT states should not pursue policies to reduce inequality once all citizens have an acceptable standard living
2017-11-04 Durham IV Open_Semis THR the existence of NATO after the dissolution of the USSR
2017-11-04 Durham IV Open_Final TH, as the Church of England, would withdraw from the Anglican Communion
2017-11-04 Huber Debates 1 THBT universities should not be allowed to patent technology they develop
2017-11-04 Huber Debates 2 THBT states should incentivize wealthy people to move to economically insolvent cities
2017-11-04 Huber Debates 3 THBT pro-Palestinian organisations should abandon their support for the BDS movement against Israeli academic institutions and scholars
2017-11-04 Huber Debates 4 THW Legalize Graffiti
2017-11-04 Huber Debates 5 THBT states that are responsible for heavy pollution are morally obligated to sell portions of their land to states under severe threat by climate change
2017-11-04 Huber Debates Novice_Semis Motion: THBT universities should never restrict freedom of expression beyond what is already considered illegal by the state
2017-11-04 Huber Debates Open_Quarters THBT the African Union should pivot toward the global East rather than the global West
2017-11-04 Huber Debates Open_Semis THR the decline of Marxist political parties
2017-11-04 Huber Debates Open_Final THW charge prosecutors who withhold or deliberately lie about evidence in cases where the defendant faces the death penalty or life in prison, with attempted murder.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 1 This House believes that language should, to the greatest extent possible, be stripped of gender references.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 2 Assuming adequate security vetting, this House would allow individual states to set their own immigration policies.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 3 This House believes that the costs of autonomous technologies outweigh the benefits.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 4 THW prohibit non-disclosure agreements tied to the settlement of civil lawsuits.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 5 The U.S. should declare a cyber war against Russia.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University 6 THBT cultural appropriation is a good thing
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University Open_Semis THW require post-high school public service.
2017-11-04 Penguin Invitational at Dominican University Open_Final THW call a Constitutional Convention to address the problem of gun violence in America.
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 1 THB that women are justified in lying about their past experiences, abilities and future family plans on job applications or at job interviews.
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 2 TH, as the Premier League, would require all clubs to field a minimum of 4 English players every match
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 3 THBT the EU should ban non-stun religious slaughter of animals
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 4 THW allow central banks to use quantitative easing for the purpose of government investment as opposed to the support of the financial services.
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 5 THW assasinate Kim Jong-Un
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 ProAm_Final Assuming there is a drug that increases individuals tendency to pacifism, TH, as the state, would lace the country's water supply with the drug.
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 Open_Semis THS the monetisation of reproduction (e.g. sale of oocysts, commercial surrogacy)
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 Open_Final either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” - Arthur C Clarke Motion: THW rather be alone in the Universe
2017-10-28 KCL IV 2017 ProAm_Semis THBT humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians
2017-10-28 Strathclyde President's Cup 2017 1 THBT that Universities should exclusively award scholarships and grants on the basis of financial need.
2017-10-28 Strathclyde President's Cup 2017 2 THB the state should not recognise marriage (e.g. through special tax breaks, visitation rights, adoption privileges or other forms of differential treatment).
2017-10-28 Strathclyde President's Cup 2017 3 Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies which operate without central banks or other regulating bodies, the most notable being Bitcoin. Trades can be made anonymously online and have so far proven un-hackable. While Bitcoin has become used for criminal transactions, some institutions have actively invested in it, including certain Swiss banks and the state of Japan. China amounts others, has banned use of Bitcoin. THBT States should criminalise the use and possession of cryptocurrencies.
2017-10-28 Strathclyde President's Cup 2017 4 TH opposes the practice in former colonies of privileging themes of anti colonial resistance over pre colonial-history and notions of indignity when fabricating national identity. Eg. anthems, street names, holidays etc.
2017-10-28 Strathclyde President's Cup 2017 Open_Final THR the narrative that soldiers are heroes.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 1 THW require social media companies to monitor and remove falsehoods.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 2 In states where marijuana is legal, this house would provide reparations to individuals convicted of marijuana-related crimes prior to its legalization.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 3 THW formally recognize an independent Kurdistan.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 4 Imagine that you and you alone discover irrefutable proof that there is no afterlife (including reincarnation). Unless you share the proof, the secret dies with you. THW not share the proof.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 5 THW lift sanctions on Venezuela on the condition that they hold new elections overseen by the international community.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 Open_Quarters THW give judicial leniency to marginalized groups that have committed crimes against privileged groups.
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 Open_Semis TH prefers a world without sexual attraction
2017-10-21 Denver IV 2017 Open_Final THW repeal the Goldwater Rule.
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate 1 This House believes that the European Union should adopt the basic income
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate 2 This House believes that every European school system should abolish homework to combat school drop-out
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate 3 This House believes that caloric and fat-rich foods, commonly called junk food, should be taxed more than "healthy foods"
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate 4 This House believes that Italian high school students should be allowed to choose their own study subjects from those offered by the school
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate 5 This house believes that social networks have improved our lifestyle
2017-10-15 Olimpia di Debate Open_Final This house believes that the G20 countries, in order to save the planet from global warming, must adopt more ambitious global CO2 emission reduction targets than those of the Paris Accords
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 1 THW ban police unions.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 2 THBT Pharmaceutical companies should be held civilly liable for the opiate crisis
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 3 THB the Democratic Party should prioritize/welcome the nomination of candidates at all levels of government who favor more radical changes to existing policies and structures over those who are seen as more "electable"
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 4 This house regrets the development of mass tourism at world heritage sites
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 5 TH, as a prominent African-American group, would seek to create autonomous spaces of politics, economics etc. rather than integrating with American society
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Novice_Final THW, as President Trump, fire Robert Mueller
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Quarters THW, as the US government, recognize the DPRK as a nuclear state and no longer oppose their nuclear program on the condition they discontinue long-range missile development.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis The United States of Africa is a proposed concept for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the African continent. The concept takes its origin from the writing of Marcus Garvey, an influential pan-Africanist leader in the early 20th century.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis THS the political unification of Africa
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Final THBT Truth and Reconciliation Commissions should destroy all collected testimony upon publication of the commissions' reports.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 1 THBT the Right to Rest should be upheld in all public spaces.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 2 THW require multi-national corporations to adhere to labor and wage standards exceeding those set by ANY individual nation.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 3 THW stop playing “The Star-Spangled Banner”
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 4 THW make the provision or sale of junk food and soda to children under the age of consent illegal.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 5 THBT Canada should allow foreigners to access their right to die policy.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 6 College and professional teams should be held accountable when their competitors or coaches commit sexual assault.
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 Open_Semis THBT China should fix North Korea
2017-10-06 SDSU 2017 Open_Final THR the Generation War (Millennials vs. Baby Boomers)
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 1 THBT civil rights legal organizations (e.g. ACLU) should refuse to provide legal resources to white supremacists and other hate groups.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 2 THW replace existing welfare systems with a universal basic income.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 3 Of religions that promise reward for faithful practice, THW prefer religions that promise reward will come in the afterlife as opposed to those that promise material reward in this life.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 4 THBT the U.S. should eliminate all protective measures on the trading and use of green technologies.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 5 THBT social movements should emphasize an individual’s capacity to change their circumstances in the face of oppression, as opposed to emphasizing the structures that restrict and determine an individual’s fate.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Novice_Semis THR the modern high prioritization of sexual compatibility in romantic relationships.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Open_Quarters THBT, in large metropolitan areas, the government should use eminent domain to create high density housing development.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Open_Final THBT scholars who study under-represented groups in history should emphasize their contribution to events that are commonly considered historically significant, rather than studying the history of those groups’ contributions to their own societies.
2017-09-23 Helsinki Freshers' ProAm 2017 1 THW build social housing in high-wealth areas
2017-09-23 Helsinki Freshers' ProAm 2017 2 THR the narrative that a university education is the primary path to success
2017-09-23 Helsinki Freshers' ProAm 2017 3 THS the development of Artificial General Intelligence
2017-09-23 Helsinki Freshers' ProAm 2017 Open_Final THBT majority liberal supreme courts should actively misapply constitutions in order to advance progressive rights
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 1 When casting minority characters, THBT films should only cast actors from that same minority
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 2 THBT India should abandon the Make in India policy
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 3 THS the existence of dual-legal systems for minority religious communities
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 4 THBT the Rohingya should prioritize advocating for an independent state over citizenship and acceptance within Myanmar
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 5 THR the commercialization of feminism
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of Antifa
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Semis THR the Euro
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Final THW dissolve global human rights institutions in favor of regional human rights institutions
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 1 THW tax religious institutions
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2 THW normalize relations with North Korea (including the removal of sanctions)
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 3 TH, as a theatre, would refuse to run the film "Dragonfly Eyes."
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 4 THR the decline in marriage rates.
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 5 THR the rise of "global" languages like English
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 6 THBT comedic political commentators (e.g. John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, etc.) do more harm than good.
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Quarters THW ban commercial research and development of CRISPR-Cas9 technology
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Semis THBT children have a right to know who their biological parents are (e.g. adoptees, children of reproductive donors, children of estranged parents)
2017-09-16 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT Democrats and Republicans should accept a border wall in exchange for full legalization of immigrants currently residing in the United States.
2017-09-16 La Salle IV 1 THBT the administration of professional licensure examinations should be in the hands of the private sector instead of the government
2017-09-16 La Salle IV 2 TH, as the UN, would give Venezuela humanitarian aid with no strings attached
2017-09-16 La Salle IV 3 THBT the environmental movement should abandon the narrative of personal responsibility in favor of one which emphasizes institutional accountability
2017-09-16 La Salle IV 4 THS Singapore's hiatus-triggered model for the presidential elections
2017-09-16 La Salle IV Open_Quarters THBT it is in China's interest to take the lead in subduing North Korea.
2017-09-16 La Salle IV Open_Semis THW remove the power of impeachment from the legislature.
2017-09-16 La Salle IV Open_Final In conservative countries, THBT the LGBT movement should actively court religious institutions
2017-09-16 La Salle IV Open_Final TH celebrates the decline of American liberalism.
2017-09-11 Hollatz Debates 2017 1 THBT the US should abolish the jury system
2017-09-11 Hollatz Debates 2017 2 THBT marginalized communities are better off construction their own economic and social systems than they are assimilating and/or fighting for equality in the traditional systems
2017-09-11 Hollatz Debates 2017 3 THW preemptively strike North Korea
2017-09-11 Hollatz Debates 2017 4 THBT consumer imaging (eg: TV, commercials, magazines, billboards) is harmful toward women
2017-09-11 Hollatz Debates 2017 Open_Final THW impose a substantially large annual tax on all medical companies who own patents
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 1 THW ban all essential service workers from striking (e.g. firemen, policemen, doctors)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 2 THW implement blind voting for general elections (For the purposes of this debate, "blind voting" refers to a system where voters cast their votes for various policies, and a candidate is matched to them based on their preference)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 3 THBT activists should abandon the use of doxxing in order to advance their movement
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 4 THBT the US should impose sanctions on Myanmar until a safe zone is created in the Rakhine state for Rohingya civilians
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 5 THBT the state should only fund artworks that promote socially desirable values (e.g. multiculturalism, equality)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Quarters THW allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have one child.
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Semis THW impose high property and land taxes on foreign buyers and owners of property
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Final THS the existence of a "social credit system" (For the purposes of the debate, a "social credit system" refers to a system which assigns a rating to every citizen based on government data regarding their economic history (e.g. paying taxes, paying debts) and social behavior. Ratings impact one's ability to carry out economic transactions, such as seeking employment, renting or buying property.)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 1 This house believes that the US should ban extremist groups (e.g. the KKK and neo-Nazi groups)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 2 This house believes that the WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 3 THR the rise of “Sharing Culture”
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 4 This house believes that states should significantly fund female-only tech companies
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 5 This house, as Israel, supports the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 6 This house supports universities treating students as customers (eg by allocating significant resources to improving students lifestyles, and granting students influence over university decisions and the content and delivery of course curricula)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 7 This house believes that Western institutions should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, non-Western medical institutions that do not meet Western standards on human clinical trials
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 8 This house believes that LGBT groups should actively seek to include Side B Christians.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 9 This house supports the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots (Lethal Autonomous Robots are fully autonomous military weapons that can select and engage targets without human intervention).
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 ESL_Final THB that Western European states at high risk for terror attacks should implement 'state of emergency' laws.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Semis THR the mass deregulation of the financial sector
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Final TH as the Kremlin would commemorate the 1917 Russian Revolution as a tradegy rather than a triumph for the nation.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 1 This House would ban for-profit universities and colleges.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 2 This House would impose restrictions on the opening of stores operated by large multinational retail chains (e.g. Tesco, Walmart) in order to protect local businesses.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 3 This House would deny tax-exempt status to religious institutions that refuse to appoint female leaders.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 4 This House believes that states should not erect statues or memorials which commemorate or glorify military campaigns and/or the service of soldiers in war
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 5 This House would make labour union membership compulsory in large industries
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 6 This House believes that, when working to preserve rare and endangered species, private entities are more effective than the state.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 7 This House believes that the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Eastern Europe is doing more harm than good.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 8 This House believes that states should be able to prioritize asylum seekers on the basis of cultural similarity with existing populations.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House would legalize commercial surrogacy for profit.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 Open_Quarters This House would impose additional taxes on employers who use automation to replace human workers.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 Open_Semis This House prefers benevolent dictatorship to weak democracy.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 Open_Final This House supports military retaliation against cyberattacks.
2017-08-03 World Schools Debating Championship, 2017 Open_Final This House supports restrictions on free speech to combat the rise of right-wing populism.
2017-06-20 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 4 THW subsidise banks to disproportionately direct loans to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals
2017-06-19 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 3 THBT Brazil should fully privatise Petrobras
2017-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2 THW punish attempted and committed crimes equally
2017-06-17 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 1 THBT individual feminist women should reject acts of chivalry (e.g. buying drinks for them, holding the door open, "ladies first" etc.)
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 1 THW televise criminal trials
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 2 THBT the UK Labour Party should stand candidates in general elections in Northern Ireland
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 3 TH, as China, would abandon all claims on the Senkaku Islands
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 4 TH, as Arturo di Modica, would discontinue the loan of the Charging Bull to New York City
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 5 THBT school systems should build curricula in a way that emphasizes national pride
2017-04-29 International Competition for Young Debaters, Finals Day, 2017 1 This House would ban any treatment, service or ritual from claiming a physical healing effect until it is tested and proven more effective than a placebo by a national regulator.
2017-04-29 International Competition for Young Debaters, Finals Day, 2017 2 This House supports hacking as a form of social protest.
2017-04-29 International Competition for Young Debaters, Finals Day, 2017 3 This House would prefer a world without religious belief.
2017-04-29 International Competition for Young Debaters, Finals Day, 2017 4 This House would not give development aid to corrupt regimes.
2017-04-29 International Competition for Young Debaters, Finals Day, 2017 Open_Final This house would require companies to place images of animal suffering on all products or food whose production harmed or killed animals.
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 1 THW not allow public schools to expel students - Round 1
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 1 THBT education in the developing world should be conducted primarily in English - Round 1
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 2 THW institute a negative basic income - Round 2
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 2 THS immigration criteria based around culture - Round 2
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 3 THBT the government should have no role in protecting endangered species - Round 3
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 3 THBT future generations should be able to sue the government for damages from the effects of climate change - Round 3
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 4 You have a machine that allows you to know when you will die. THW use the machine. - Round 4
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 4 Assuming you have the technology, THW financially reward citizens for good deeds - Round 4
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 5 THW ban tithing - Round 5
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 5 THW require religious organisations to elect their leaders - Round 5
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 6 THBT the European Union should refuse to offer the United Kingdom preferential trade terms - Round 6
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 6 THW place a tax on the labour of robots - Round 6
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 7 THS the publication of the DNC (Democratic National Committee) leaks - Round 7
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 7 TH regrets the commercialisation of social justice - Round 7
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 8 THW reject women-only spaces - Round 8
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 8 THBT the transgender movement should distance itself from the feminist movement - Round 8
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Semis TH regrets Treaty settlements - Semi Final 1
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Semis THS granting legal personality to rivers and lakes - Semi Final 1
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Semis THBT inquiries into the misconduct of soldiers should only be conducted by people who have at some point been in active service - Semi Final 2
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Semis THBT the USA should take aggressive military action against the Syrian regime - Semi Final 2
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Final THBT the media should not ‘out’ authors who publish under a pseudonym - Grand Final
2017-04-14 NZ Easters 2017 Open_Final THW not allow authors to copyright characters or worlds that they have created - Grand Final
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 1 This house supports the use of “eye in the sky” policing in urban areas with high crime rates.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 2 This house supports democratic governments using social disgust as a grounds for restricting public speech or display.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 3 This house regrets the shift in focus within the academic study of history from studying great figures and institutions to studying cultural forces and the experiences of ordinary people.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 4 Given the choice as an individual who is a typical, healthy 30-year-old, THW elect to never again feel the emotion of sorrow.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 5 This house believes that the US should issue guest worker visas, under which minimum wage laws would not apply.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT governments should abandon the strategy of "decapitation" in fighting terrorism.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 1 This House Would Fully Subsidize Gender Reassigment Surgery For Pubescent Teenagers Regardless of Parental Consent.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 2 This House Believes That Israel Should Fine Actors Who Refuse To Perform In Settlements
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 3 This House Believes That the U.S. Should Hack China's "Credit Social System" In Order To Disrupt It
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 4 This House Believes That Republika Srpska Should Be an Independent State
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 5 This House Believes That Mexico Should Allow Neighbourhoods And Cities In North Mexico To Form Armed Militias In Order To Combat Drug Cartels.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Semis This House Would Impose Criminal Laws To Crimes Comitted By Users Of Avatars In Virtual Worlds (Such As ’Second Life’)
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Final This House Supports the EU Backed Western Balkans Customs Union, Even at the Price of Terminating the Free Trade Agreement With Russia And of Joining the EU Sanctions on Russia
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 1 THW ban college entrance exams - for example: ACT, SAT
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 2 THW require meat packaging to display images that vividly and accurately reflect the experiences of the animals throughout the manufacturing process
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 3 THBT social media companies should factcheck posts by world leaders
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 4 THBT protesters should sabotage the Dakota Access Pipeline
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 5 THBT the international community should regard the USA as a rogue state if it leaves or does not abide by the Paris Climate Agreement
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Quarters THBT the state should pay reparations to women
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Semis THW abolish all locked facilities - for example: jail, detention centers, correctional facilities - for youth
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Final TH, as a Republican member of Congress, would destroy the evidence
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 1 THW abolish K-12 private schools
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 2 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the rise of commercial products and services aimed at helping women protect themselves from sexual assault and harassment (e.g. nail polish that changes colour around date rape drugs, anti-rape underwear, "killer tampon", Pink Cabs)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 3 THBT Mexico should pull out of NAFTA
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. wearing yarmulkes, hijabs or other articles of faith, etc.)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 5 In places with significantly high waiting times for finding appropriate donors, THW legalize the private sale of organs
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Novice_Final THW withdraw all military aid to Israel
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Semis THBT Western countries should cease all direct military intervention in Yemen
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a world in which all people actively believed in determinism as opposed to a world in which they believed in free will
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 1 THW not criticize Melania Trump as a way of protesting the Donald
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 2 THW stop teaching children that all opinions are valid
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 3 THBT African nations should not allow extraction of their national resources by companies from developed nations.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 4 THW save the Pandas (accompanying infoslides)
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 5 THBT if NPR and/or PBS cannot survive without government funding, they should be allowed to fail.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 6 THW reinstate the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 7 THBT it can be legitimate for a person to claim to identify as a race other than the one they were born into.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 8 THBT South Korea should shifts its focus away from its alliance with the United States to strengthen its ties with China.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 Open_Quarters THBT the EU should implement protectionist economic policies targeted towards the UK upon the triggering of 'Brexit"
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 Open_Semis THBT Vladimir Putin is a greater threat to the world than Donald Trump.
2017-03-25 Western Regionals 2017 Open_Final THW punch a Nazi
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 1 THBT universities should not interfere with the choices of topics and guests at events organized by their students
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 2 TH, as the EU, would impose sanctions on Poland for breaching democratic principles
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 3 THW introduce educational system with the selection process based only on geographical location (and not e.g. test results)
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini Open_Final THR the rise of sharing economy
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 1 This house supports deaf parents' choice to deafen their children in utero.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 2 This house supports the government suing meat producers/distributors to recover health care and environmental costs incurred by meat consumption.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 3 This house, as the European Union, would reject Turkey's membership application to the European Union.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 4 This house opposes the presence of external sex characteristics (uterus, vagina, breasts) at pro-women protests (eg, the Women's March on Washington).
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 5 This house opposes the societal idea that forgiveness is a virtue.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Novice_Final This house opposes democracy.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house would prefer a world in which we never found out that Joseph Boyden has no Indigenous heritage.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Open_Final This house believes that feminism is incompatible with capitalism.
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge 1 In cases when economic projects encroach on their land, THBT indigenous communities should strive for compensation over opposing the project altogether.
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge 2 THBT newly democratized states should prosecute their fallen dictators
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge 3 THBT feminist groups should reject legal presumptions that are favourable to women (e.g. presumptive custody for women, “women and children first”)
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge 4 Given that the technology exists and is enforceable, THS a universally applied birth lottery system.
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge 5 THBT ASEAN should abandon its principle of non-interference in its member states’ political affairs
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge Open_Quarters THW prevent wealthy individuals from being able to write off charity as tax-deductible.
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge Open_Semi TH, as a liberal-leaning news outlet, would take steps to portray terrorists in a sympathetic light.
2017-03-12 KL Open Challenge Open_Final THR the firing of employees who have been found guilty by the court of public opinion.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 1 THW make the directors of major governmental science and technology organizations elected positions (e.g. Director of Environmental Protection Agency, head of National Science Foundation, Minister of Science and Technology)
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose presumptive custody in favor of women in cases of divorce.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 4 THBT it is legitimate for states to deny residency to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 5 THW institute a "robot tax"
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 6 THBT minority groups should not reclaim slurs that have been directed against them.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarters You are a citizen living in today’s world. You have the ability to create a perfect world by picking a random child by global lottery and condemning them to a condition of abject misery. The lottery is unbiased. The child will endure all the world’s extreme suffering in perpetuity (i.e. lack of human contact, torture, starvation, disease). The child’s suffering creates a world without war, famine, disease, or poverty: there is perfect prosperity and happiness. THW do it.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house believes that the USA should fund military action by private intermediaries (e.g. paramilitary groups, private military contractors, vigilante groups) against drug cartels in other countries in the Americas.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Final This house prefers a world where American and Canadian Multi-National Corporations in South America adhere to the environmental and labour standards of their home countries.
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 1 THW allow local communities to vote to reduce the amount of policing present within their districts
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 2 THBT China should remove its restrictions on rural to urban migrants.
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 3 THP a world where everyone has Highly Superior Autobiographical (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 4 Given that private gun ownership is legal, THS the existence of women's gun rights organizations (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 5 THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Novice_Final THO the dominant narrative in popular culture that there exists a soulmate for everyone
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Quarters In countries that have the death penalty, THW implement execution duty (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Semis THW allow individuals to sue religious organizations for compensation for the harmful effects of choices made as a result of adherence to religious doctrine
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Final THBT it is the Moral Imperative of Liberals within Eastern European countries to stay within their Home Country rather than Emigrate to More Progressive Countries
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 1 TH Welcomes the live-streaming of war
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 2 After the collapse of USSR, Latvia and Estonia, in contrast with many other states, decided not to automatically grant citizenship to its permanent residents who had moved to the countries after the end of World War II, instead offering them an option to naturalize. Citiezenship was one of the promises made the pro-independence movement to encouradge Russian-speaker support. By 2016, 11.75% of Latvian and 6.1% of Estonian population are still non-citizens. Motion: THBT Estonia and Latvia should grant citizenship to non-citizen residents
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 3 In the near future, scientist Thomas Harbor has discovered conclusive scientific evidence that afterlife exists. It has also been determined that it is impossible to to find out the specific nature of afterlife. Motion: TH, as Thomas Harbor, would destroy the research
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 4 TH supports the establishment of a gayborhood in Riga
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition Open_Final Assuming Belarus agrees, THBT NATO should grant full membership to Belarus contingent on its pivot towards the West in foreign policy and trade
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 1 THBT American news media should cease to invite major Trump surrogates (e.g. Kellyane Conway, Sean Spicer) to comment on news events.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 2 This house supports the creation of all-Jewish universities in Europe
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 3 This house regrets the social perception that ADHD is an illness, as opposed to a personality trait
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 4 THBT the BDS movement does more harm than good.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 5 THBT the West should support the Russian-backed Syrian peace talks.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Novice_Final THW sell the script.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Open_Semis THBT the rise in oil prizes does more harm than good
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Open_Final In countries with frequent coalition governments, THBT mainstream parties should refuse to include far left parties in coalitions, e.g. Socialist Party ('SP') in the Netherlands, Die Linke ('The Left') in Germany.
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 2 THBT every European state should significantly increase military spending
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 3 THR the commodification of indigenous art
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 4 Assuming a cap on refugees, THW prioritize admitting refugees who have engaged in armed resistance against oppressive regimes
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 Open_Quarters TH opposes common currency
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 1 THW prosecute the production and distribution of fake news
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 2 Thw not allow revolutionary leaders and their families in post conflict societies to run for political office
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 3 THW allow the selection of all-female juries in sexual assault cases
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 4 thbt public health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control, should be given the power to quarantine individuals involuntary who they suspect are ill with highly contagious diseases
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 5 THBT human shields are legitimate targets in war
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Novice_Final TH regrets the narrative of college as the primary path to success (not sure if exact wording)
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Open_Semis TH, as the Catholic church, would sell its cultural artifacts in order to fund poverty alleviation
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Open_Final THB trade unions should stop all campaigning and policy work against offshoring
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 1 Assuming that it was possible, THW abolish internet anonymity.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 2 THW allow major medical charities and providers (e.g. Cancer Research, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation) to sue media outlets and organisations who share incomplete, incorrect or misleading medical information.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 3 THBT the USA should militarily intervene in the Philippines
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 4 THR the rise of the sharing economy.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 5 TH supports the existence of sex and relationship sections in popular media.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 ProAm_Final THR the Neolithic Revolution
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 Open_Semis THW teach children to question and undermine authority
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 Open_Final THR the idea that life must have meaning
2017-02-04 Riga mini 1 THBT ecoterrorism is legitimate
2017-02-04 Riga mini 2 TH, as atheists, W stop ridiculing religion
2017-02-04 Riga mini 3 THW take down the Victory Monument
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 1 This house believes that Pakistani Feminists should campaign for the end of gender segregation in mosques, and the right of female imams to preach in mosques.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 2 This house regrets Wikileaks decision to release the DNC emails
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 3 This house, as the state of Pakistan, would officially recognise the state of Israel
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 4 This house believes members of SAARC should collectively agree to increase labour standards, and environmental standards, rather than engage in a 'race to the bottom'.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 5 This house regrets the use of the death penalty for crimes against humanity.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Quarters This house believes female chess players should refuse to participate in this years women's world chess championships
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Semis This house would adopt the Indian Supreme Court decision in Pakistan
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Final This house believes news media in Pakistan, should not invite imans to comment on political issues.
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 1 This House Would Force All Companies to be 100% Owned by their Workers
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 2 This House believes that the British Government Should Pay Reparations to Northern Irish Catholics
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 3 THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 4 THBT China should join the TPP
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 5 THBT post-colonial states should commemorate their war dead who died fighting for their former coloniser
2017-01-27 Trinity IV Novice_Final TH believes in God
2017-01-27 Trinity IV Open_Final THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on wealthy, and expansion of the welfare states.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 1 This House believes that post-genocidal regimes should destroy all places of extermination (for example, death camps)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 2 This House would allow members of the armed forces to form labour unions
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 3 This House believes that sports leagues should significantly tax and redistribute from wealthier teams to poorer teams
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 4 In areas with rapidly rising property prices, This House would suspend all restrictions on property development that are not health and safety requirements (for example, environmental zoning regulations, building height restrictions, and regulations on the appearance of buildings)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 5 This House believes that the Netherlands should allow citizens to purchase additional votes from the government at a cost proportional to their wealth (for example, one additional vote for 1% of wealth)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 6 This House believes that the world would be a better place if women from privileged backgrounds turned down any benefits arising from affirmative action programs.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 7 This House believes that South Korea should produce nuclear weapons
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 8 This House regrets the glamorization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own companies rather than pursue traditional career paths
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 9 This House would temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards in times of unusually high unemployment, including workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hours restrictions etc.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 EFL_Final THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on wealthy, and expansion of the welfare states.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Quarters This House believes that the US government should provide significant campaign funding for US congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Semis This house, as the pope, would abolish the requirement for clerical celibacy.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Final THW force all news organisations to operate as non-profits
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that countries close to conflict zones should only grant long-term asylum to refugees who agree to one year of military service.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Octos This house would ban advocacy for religious belief in public places
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Semis TH, as the Chinese Communist Party, will allow fair and competitive elections for local elections
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Final This House would apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 1 This house regrets Disney's use of indigenous characters and settings in their films
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 2 This house believes that pro-remain political parties and campaign groups should launch a class action suit against prominent members of the Leave campaign for Fraud
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 3 This house believes that the Trump administration should abandon the One-China policy
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 4 In post conflict societies, This house would grant amnesty to perpetrators of crimes rather than seeking prosecutions
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 5 This house would make membership of Trade Unions compulsory
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Quarters This house would ban organisations from promoting abstinence
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Semis This house regrets the inclusion of the People's Mobilization Forces in the war against the Islamic State
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Final This house believes that Eastern European states should destroy monuments from their Soviet Union period
2016-12-10 Riga IV 1 THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
2016-12-10 Riga IV 2 THBT search engines should deprioritise search or autocomplete results with sexist, racist or otherwise offensive content
2016-12-10 Riga IV 3 TH regrets the promotion of religion in countries formerly ruled by communist regimes in Eastern Europe
2016-12-10 Riga IV 4 THBT the US should abandon all military support for and impose economic sanctions on the Philippines
2016-12-10 Riga IV 5 THBT the governments of Brazil and Peru should contact uncontacted Amazonian tribes
2016-12-10 Riga IV Novice_Final TH supports the use of referendums when deciding whether to permit same sex marriage
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Semis THBT Italy should have voted ‘si’ in last week’s referendum on constitutional reform
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Final TH supports the demolition of makeshift refugee camps on the borders between European countries e.g. The Calais Jungle in France, The Idomeni Camp in Greece
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 1 THR the existence of religious political parties
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 2 THBT the state should not fund blueskies research
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 3 TH opposes the popularisation of BDSM
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 4 THBT using Human Shield tactics, by the weaker side, is legitimate in asymmetrical wars
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 Open_Semis THBT individuals should only fund charities that follow effective altruism
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 Open_Final THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 1 THS ecoterrorism
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 2 THBT congressional Democrats should support a policy of total obstruction during Trump's term
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 3 THP ad hoc tribunals over the ICC
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 4 THW subsidize companies who have a 50% share or more owned by a woman or minority
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 5 TH, as an university, would take down statues of controversial figures
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 6 THR the narrative that Americans must "support" the troops
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 Open_Semis THBT the EU has failed
2016-12-02 Seattle IV 2016 Open_Final THW leave Omelas
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 1 THW Give Extra Votes to Individuals who Live in Areas with Consistently Low Voter Turnout
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 2 This House Believes That the state should pay a salary to stay-at-home parents
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 3 Given the existence of "SASP Glasses" technology, This House Would ban them.
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 4 This House Believes That western tech companies should collectively refuse to comply with the Russian personal information law
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 5 This House Believes That developed nations should not recruit high-skilled workers (Such as doctors, engineers, etc.) from developing countries
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Semis Given the ability to accurately measure the moral track record of a person, This House Would criminalize having a consistently negative moral track record
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Final This House Believes that the Election of Donald Trump Serves the Interests of Russian Citizens
2016-11-25 Cork IV 1 This House Believes That teachers should contradict curriculum that they believe will be harmful to society
2016-11-25 Cork IV 2 This House Believes That feminists should actively adopt stereotypically "male" traits (such as being assertive, emotionally distant, "man-spreading" etc.)
2016-11-25 Cork IV 3 This House Would never offer a reduced sentence in return for information relating to other crimes
2016-11-25 Cork IV 4 This House, as the Catholic Church, would sell all wealth (including, but not limited to, art, property, and religious artefacts) to the highest bidder and donate the profit to the alleviation of poverty
2016-11-25 Cork IV 5 This House Would give the African Union passport to all citizens of African Union member states
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 1 THW allow plaintiffs to sell to third parties their right to sue.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 2 THR the prominence given to celebrity endorsements of politicians and political parties
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 3 THW apply an environmental tax to cheap mass-produced clothing
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 4 TH, as a female visitor to WestWorld, would choose to wear a black hat.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 5 THBT developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools"
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THBT NATO should create a 'safe zone' in rebel-held territory within Syria
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THR the decision of Clinton supporters in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 US election to frame the Trump victory as the result of misogyny and racism and not opposition to the political establishment and/or neoliberalism
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 1 This house prefers secular governments that exclude all religion from public spaces to those that allow all religions in public.
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 2 This house believes that nations should invest in regional human rights institutions at the expense of global institutions (such as the ICC).
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 3 This house regrets the rise of choice feminism
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 4 This house believes that opposition parties in Latin America should seek incremental transitions of power rather than the recall or overthrow of ruling parties.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 1 THBT liberals should refrain from using terms such as bigot, racist, sexist etc to describe people or positions they disagree with
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 1 THBT liberals should not use pejorative labels such as racist, bigot, sexist etc to describe people whose beliefs they disagree with.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 2 THW transition to a cashless society
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 2 THW transition to a cash-less society.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 3 THW greatly reduce economic prosperity, progress and growth in favour of increasing individual’s leisure time
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 3 THW significantly increase people’s leisure time at the expense of greater prosperity, progress and growth.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 4 THW not allow “intersex” female athletes (such as Caster Semenya) to compete in female sporting competitions unless they take hormone suppressants.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 5 THW not prosecute former child soldiers for offences committed as adults
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 5 THW not prosecute former child soldiers for crimes committed as adults.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semis THW require all companies over a certain size to be fully publicly listed
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semi THW force large companies above a certain size to be fully publicly listed.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final This house believes that environmental NGOs should promote genetic engineering
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final THBT environmental NGOs should promote genetic engineering.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 1 This House would abolish all government schemes that provide grants, tax-breaks or loans at preferential terms to home buyers
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 2 THBT indigenous groups in parliamentary democracies should form independent political parties instead of encouraging their members to vote for, and run on behalf of, existing parties
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 3 This House believes that governments should make available a publicly searchable database containing the income, wealth and taxes paid by all citizens
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 4 This House would prohibit the use of predictive algorithms in criminal trials
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 5 This House, as Israel, opposes a Iran nuclear deal
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House believes that membership of the EAEU is in the interests of Central Asian states.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Novice_Final This House would allow individuals to sue the government when the government has failed to provide a basic standard of living.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter This House believes that states should focus on negotiating bilateral trade agreements over large, regional agreements such as the TPP and RCEP.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Final This House prefers a world in which Islam is structured around a strong, central governing authority (e.g. The Pope in Catholicism)
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 1 When police are put on trial for alleged instances of a violent wrongdoing, this House would decrease the burden of proof to the balance of probabilities.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 2 This House would allow negative voting.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 3 This House believes that armies should indoctrinate soldiers to take their own lives in the event that they fall captive to the enemy.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that the state should promote the norm of the 'single life'.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 5 This House believes that NATO should expel members that do not meet the organisation's defence spending targets.
2016-11-06 Chittagong University IV 2016 1 THW ban works of art that glorify criminality
2016-11-06 Chittagong University IV 2016 2 TH as Bernie Sanders would run as an independent candidate
2016-11-06 Chittagong University IV 2016 3 THBT westen liberal democracies should withdraw funding from Bangladesh until blogger killers are arrested and tried
2016-11-06 Chittagong University IV 2016 4 THBT Dalai Lama should urge Tibetans to end their resistance and integrate with China
2016-11-06 Chittagong University IV 2016 Open_Final THW require all visitors to gain entry permission from the tribal community before visiting the region
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 1 THW permit the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 2 THBT university students should be required to work in their countries of origin for a temporary period after graduation
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 3 THBT the media should show the full horrors of war
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 4 THBT democracy is on the streets and not on the ballot box
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 5 THR the rise of slum tourism
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 6 THW ban blood sport
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 7 TH supports academic tracking in primary and secondary education
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 8 THW abandon nuclear energy
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 Open_Quarters THW suspend labor laws in times of economic crisis
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 Open_Semis THBT the media should not comment on the electability of politicians
2016-11-06 Indian Schools Debating Society Chennai Leagues, 2016 Open_Final THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws
2016-11-06 Yale IV 1 THW abolish all occupational licensing.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 2 THBT western nations fighting the Islamic state should commit to the creation of an independent Kurdish state.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 3 This house believes that religious officials (e.g. priests, imams, rabbis) should not make statements in support of political policies, parties, or candidates.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 4 TH supports the continued remilitarization of Japan.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 5 THB that all museums, galleries, and cultural institutions should offer to return exhibits to their countries/communities of origin.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 6 THW nationalize credit rating agencies.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Novice_Semis THBT identity-based social movements should prioritize the majority population's acceptance of that identity over preservation of a distinct culture.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Novice_Finals TH fears the development of independent artificial intelligence.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Quarters THBT a rise in global oil prices is in the interest of the West.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Semis THS supreme court rulings based on natural rights not enumerated in constitutions.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Final TH believes in God.
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 1 thw implement mandatory paternity leave for new fathers
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 2 thbt countries should implement strong worker protection laws even at the cost of economic growth (ie, collective bargaining, overtime hours, worker compensation, etc)
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 3 thw deny tax-exempt status to religious institutions that restrict women from accessing leadership or teaching roles
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 4 THBT jewish-americans have a moral obligation to suspend their participation in organizations (hillel, birthright, aipac, etc) that endorses israel’s current settlement program
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 5 Thw create an international organization to facilitate private individuals suing foreign governments for causing serious harms to their communities
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Novice_Final Thw allow voters to repeal legislation using citizen referenda initiated referenda passed by a ⅔ popular vote majority
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Quarters In regions with severe, widespread violence against women, ths acts of vigilante justice in response to gendered assaults (israel egypt)
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Semis thbt the kurdish people should abandon attempts to establish an independent state, in favour of seeking greater poliitical inclusion in iraq and in turkey
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Final THR the decline of Black Militant Groups (i.e. the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 1 TH, as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, would significantly reduce summer holidays
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 2 This House Supports the celebration of Halloween in Jamaica
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 Open_Final THBT religious institutions should not receive tax exemptions or other legal privileges - Grand Finals
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 1 THW prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 2 THBT ICC should forcefeed detainees going on hunger strike.
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 3 TH, as China, would allow women, and only women, to marry multiple male partners
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 4 THBT Israel should Privatize the West Bank Checkpoints
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 5 THR the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in childrens
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Semis THW rather be a part of “Club 27” thank live an average anonymous
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Final In retrospect, THW have preferred Truth and Reconciliation Comissions over the ICTY to deal with the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars
2016-10-28 Munich Open 1 THW limit the time in office for heads of state to two terms
2016-10-28 Munich Open 2 THB that the EU should actively support "Women on Waves".
2016-10-28 Munich Open 3 THW allow third parties (i.e. individuals or companies) who have been harmed by a workers strike to sue the union(s) for damages.
2016-10-28 Munich Open 4 TH opposes the Black Lives Matters' endorsement of BDS."
2016-10-28 Munich Open 5 In countries with public healthcare, THW not cover life prolonging treatments for the elderly.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Semis THBT European countries should compel migrants and refugees to attend lessons about the sexual norms prevalent in the country.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Final THW ban cash in the developed world
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 1 THW ban essential service workers from striking.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 2 THS the creation of Personal Artificially Intelligent Robotic Romantic Partners.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 3 THB Violent Protest is Legitimate.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 4 THBT the South Korean Government should ban propaganda balloons.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 5 THBT televised debates between the leaders of major parties before general elections do more harm than good.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open Novice_Final THS the destruction of historical artifacts seen to glorify atrocities.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open Open_Semis THBT the Northern Irish government should aggressively promote a distinct 'Northern Irish' Identity.
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 1 TH regrets the rise of TV talent shows
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 2 THW ban zero-hour contracts
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 3 THW prohibit people with criminal records from running for political office
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 4 TH regrets the rise of pop feminism
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini Open_Final TH believes that it would be in Russia's interest to abandon the goal of becoming a global superpower rivaling the US
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 1 TH would ban private healthcare
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 2 TH would require children, to the extent they are able, to financially support their parents in old age
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 3 TH regrets the remilitarisation of Japan
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 4 TH would ban foreign states from funding religious organisations
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 5 TH believes that companies have a moral obligation to significantly invest in helping the communities in which they operate, even when it has no benefit to that organisation
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 2 TH believes that feminist female students should boycott students’ corps
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 3 TH would prosecute the editor-in-chief when the magazine they are in charge of publishes falsehoods
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 4 TH would disqualify the entire amateur football club for one competition season when there are acts of violence on or around the playing field
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 5 TH would legalise a market for organs
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament Open_Final TH would prefer a monocultural society over a multicultural society
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 1 THP a unified state-dominated public policy research landscape to one dominated by ideologically defined think tanks
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 2 THBT Kashmir should strive for independence rather than political unification with Pakistan
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 3 THP a world where the notion of the afterlife is based on karmic balance and not divine mercy
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 4 THBT when systemically important financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (eg, via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 5 THBT Islamic Authorities in South East Asia should issue a fatwa declaring Wahhabism to be un-Islamic
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 6 THBT western social justice groups (feminist advocacy groups, LGBT advocacy groups) should have a local agenda, as opposed to a global agenda
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Quarters THR regrets the market’s erosion of the nation state
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semis THR the rise of New Atheism.
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final THBT indigenous peoples would be justified in sabotaging (violently or otherwise) economic projects in the event that they are built across or on their land without their democratic consent.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 1 As Adopting Parents, TH would tell its child it is adopted only after its teenage years
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2 TH would ban all non-medical research into the genetics of race (For example, the effect of race on intelligence, morality, etc.)
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 3 TH would allow the police to use entrapment
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 4 TH regrets the rise of the hookup culture (* The hookup culture is one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 5 TH believes that developing nations should ban political parties from handing out food and basic necessities.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open Open_Semis TH regrets the Colombian government's decision to hold a referendum on the FARC peace deal.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open Open_Final THW prefer a world where people cannot lie
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 1 As adoptive parents, THW only tell their children they're adopted after their teenage years.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 2 THW ban non-medical research into genetics of race.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 3 THW allow the police to use entrapment.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 4 THR the hook-up culture.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 Open_Final THBT developing countries should ban political parties from spreading food and other necessities (infoslide said that this happened in countries like India and South Africa, particularly around election time).
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 1 TH supports Tiger Parenting.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 2 TH regrets the rise of the On-Demand Economy.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 3 TH would allow teacher unions to veto education policy that is not linked to pay and benefits.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 4 TH believes that the United States should militarily intervene (put boots on the ground) in Syria and Iraq.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices Open_Semis TH would not allow tech companies/social media to target advertising in order to change people's political ideology.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices Open_Final TH would let the captured wives and children of former or current Boko Haram soldiers choose to live in open society.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 1 TH would introduce academic streaming.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 2 TH supports voluntourism.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 3 TH, as the state, would aggressively fund GMO research.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 4 TH believes that Japan should acquire nuclear weapons.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 5 TH regrets the culture of casual sex.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis TH, as an astronaut, would take part in Mars One (one way trip to Mars).
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final TH believes that the USA should never use the language of American exceptionalism.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 1 TH would allow communities to pay for increased police presence in their area
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 2 TH would implement a negative income tax.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 3 TH would nationalise SpaceX’s mission to colonise Mars.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 4 TH supports the privatisation of Saudi Aramco.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open Open_Semis TH believes that secular states should force the Catholic church to accept the ordination of female bishops.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open Open_Final TH believes that the EU should end its commitment to the free movement of people as a core principle of the single market.
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 1 THW allow the prosecution of news organizations for knowingly publishing false information, even when that information is not defamatory
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 2 Assuming they exist, THW prefer not to know the identity of one'a soulmate
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 3 THBT the government of Colombia should ignore the result of the October 2nd referendum and implement the Peace Deal
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 4 THW not reveal the identity of authors who choose pseudonymity
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 5 TH prefers a world without Wikileaks
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 1 THW abolish the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 2 THW require all media organizations hosting major pre-election debates to provide live fact-checking of speakers' claims
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 3 THR the negative attitude towards Golddiggers
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 4 TH, as the Baltic states, would incentivize brain drain from Belarus to the Baltics.
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am Open_Final THBT liberal parties in Europe should abandon their focus on being pro-immigration
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 1 TH supports the creation of wethouses.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 2 TH believes that major political decisions should be made by parliament rather than a public referendum.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 3 TH believes that states should make developmental aid contingent on the human rights record of the recipient country.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 4 TH would impose fines on public acts of climate change denial.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Non_Schools_Final TH supports the creation of grammar schools.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Open_Semis TH supports Wikileaks continuing to publish the documents it acquires, even if they reveal private information about civilians.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Open_Final TH would allow soldiers to opt-out from military missions on the basis of conscience.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 1 Except where there is a clear threat to national security TH believes that it is illegitimate for Western states to limit immigration from the the developing world.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 2 TH would impose a cap on the amount of money parents are allowed to spend on their children (excluding essential healthcare and disability needs).
2016-10-07 UCD IV 3 TH believes that Hillary Clinton should put her experience overcoming sexism to the forefront of her campaign.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 4 TH regrets this trend.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 5 TH believes that progressive parties should advocate and campaign for the introduction of UBI.
2016-10-07 UCD IV Open_Semis TH believes that Putin has been good for Russia.
2016-10-07 UCD IV Open_Final TH believes that feminists should oppose capitalism.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 1 TH believes that the Feminist Movement should rebrand as Egalitarianism.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 2 TH supports essential services workers rights to strike.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 3 TH would prosecute the perpetrators of Bloody Sunday.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice Open_Final TH supports the end of the Hannibal Directive.
2016-10-01 ISIC 1 TH believes that the governments of developing nations should actively encourage slum tourism
2016-10-01 ISIC 2 TH believes that states should stop identifying citizens by their race or religion
2016-10-01 ISIC 3 TH believes that ASEAN should give up all efforts toward greater political and economic integration
2016-10-01 ISIC Open_Final TH believes that it is in Indonesia’s interests to join the TPP
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 1 THBT the Right to Rest should be upheld in all public spaces.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 2 THW require multi-national corporations to adhere to labor and wage standards exceeding those set by ANY individual nation.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 3 THW stop playing “The Star-Spangled Banner”
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 4 THW make the provision or sale of junk food and soda to children under the age of consent illegal.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 5 THBT Canada should allow foreigners to access their right to die policy.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 6 THBT College and professional teams should be held accountable when their competitors or coaches commit sexual assault.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 Open_Semis THBT China “should fix” North Korea.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 Open_Final THR the Generation War (Millennials vs. Baby Boomers)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 1 THW allocate scholarships and financial aid exclusively on the basis of financial need
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 2 THS the continued consumption of old novels and films that endorse- even tacitly- the beliefs that today would be considered bigoted
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 3 THW ban funding by third parties of tortious lltigiation
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 4 THW sanction the intelligence, military, and political leaders of Pakistan.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 5 THBT the feminist movement should campaign for the equal sexualization of men in the media as opposed to campaigning against the sexualization of women
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 6 THR the automation of jobs previously performed by humans (eg self driving cars, self checkouts)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Novice_Final THW factor public horror into the punishment of a crime
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Quarters THBT the European Union should impose punitive measures on the UK in the Brexit negotiations.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Semis THR the inculcation of national identity through shared rituals (eg national ceremonies, anthems, pledges of allegiance, etc)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Final THR the new politics of the campus left
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 1 THW require all public and private schools to teach Darwin’s theory of evolution as a scientific consensus. [Round 1]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2 THW cede control of all national parks to indigenous tribes. [Round 2]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 3 THW impose prohibition on alcohol consumption for all college students. [Round 3]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 4 Sit back in your seats for a second, close your eyes. Imagine, if you will, that we have developed a virus with the capacity to infect 100% of society, rendering a random 30% of people infertile. This virus passes on inter-generationally, continuing this cycle of randomized 30% infertility for the foreseeable future. For the sake of simplicity, let’s name it the inferno virus. Assuming we have reached a point where the human population on Earth is unsustainable, this house would release the virus. [Round 4]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 5 THW require all Olympic sponsors to donate equal amounts of money to the Paralympics. [Round 5]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 6 THS a military coalition between the US and the Syrian government in the fight against ISIS. [Round 6]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Quarters THBT niantic should provide user location from Pokemon Go to the police [Quarters]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Semis THB the place for athletes’ protests is off the field not on it [Semi’s/Novice Finals]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT the UK should not leave the EU regardless of the referendum [Finals]
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 1 TH, as Catholics, would oppose the canonisation of Mother Theresa.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 2 TH believes that the US Government should provide significant campaign funding for congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics*. *Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc., calculated by independent bodies.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 3 TH believes that the life in the cartel is a better life for Tony Montana than a life of following the law.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 4 TH believes that the state’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximise net economic gain*, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment. * For example free trade agreements and the automation of labour.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 5 TH believes that Japan should depict the act of Inseki-Jisatsu as cowardly.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 6 TH believes that liberal states should provide legal and financial aid to citizens who wish to permanently emigrate from them.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Semis TH believes that it is within the interest of Tibetans to assimilate with China.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH would allow the “Cultural Defence” in all criminal proceedings.
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 1 THBT governments should strictly regulate construction and renovation in order to preserve historical architecture (buildings, parks, public spaces etc).
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 2 THW ban self-learning sex robots that aim to be highly gratifying and realistic
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 3 THW permanently remove from service Imams who are stationed in places where an honour killing has occured
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 4 THW not use scientific data acquired through non-ethical experiments
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy Open_Final THW rebuild the Husartsan memorial
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 1 TH regrets the rise of social media as a primary source of news distribution
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 2 TH supports Barack Obama's statements that emphasise African- Americans taking individual responsibility for improving their own position in life
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 3 THW create state-run centres where individuals can purchase and consume psychedelic* drugs *drugs whose primary effect is to alter cognition and perception e.g. LSD and Magic Mushrooms
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 4 TH supports strong government intervention to prevent gentrification* *process when significant numbers of wealthier people move to a poor area
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 5 THBT the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra should regularly play the works of Richard Wagner
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 6 TH regrets the mass commercialisation of football
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 7 TH supports Sanctuary Cities in the United States
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 8 THBT Latin American states should provide extensive material support for a military coup against the Venezualan government
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 9 THBT the European Union should fund satirical* publications in its member states that target far-right political parties * the use of humour and exaggeration to criticize
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THBT Western States should fund the spread of atheism in Iraq through provision of education, health care and welfare
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Semis TH regrets the safe space movement’s attempts to significantly limit speech on university campuses
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Final THBT western nations should support breakaway states in former Soviet Union (e.g. East Ukraine or South Ossetia) after free and fair referendum.
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Partial_Octos TH supports BRICS* countries creating alternatives to the current international economic institutions (i.e. the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation) * Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Quarters THW require the economic policies of political parties to be approved by an independent panel of experts before being used in campaigns
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Semis TH supports Iran’s extension of the Sharia principle of “an eye for an eye” to the victims of acid attacks
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Final THW nationalize and provide public access to the Metadata being gathered by online multinational companies.
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 1 THW remove all sin taxes
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 2 THW ban the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (armed drones) during warfare
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 3 THW give parents full access to their children's social media accounts
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 4 THS vigilantism in areas of severe socio-economic deprivation
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THW create a standing army for the European Union
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 1 TH, as a feminist, believes that Kim Kardashian is a force for good.
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 2 THW not give development aid to authoritarian countries.
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 3 TH, as the UK government, would remove charitable status from religious institutions that teach socially regressive ideas (e.g. that women belong in the home, etc.)
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 4 THW remove the executive's ability to grant pardons (i.e. to cancel the legal consequences of a conviction).
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 ProAm_Final THR The rise of "clean living" gurus
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 Open_Final THW Partition Syria into 3 countries; Kurds, Sunnis and Alawites
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 1 THW financially incentivise businesses to diversify their boards
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 2 THS the objectification of men by women in popular media
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 3 THBT individuals should have the right to remove photos of themselves published without their permission, and sue for damages
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 4 THW ban footballers who commit racist actions for life
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 1 TH supports ‘direct action’
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 2 TH supports a system of blind voting
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 3 THW support indigenous people to be trialed, convicted and punished in accordance with the customs of their community as opposed to through the system of the national court.
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) Open_Final THBT Jitse Akse should not be punished for his fight in Syria
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 1 THW allow the police and intelligence agencies unrestricted access to the internet history and online communications of all citizens.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 2 THB that artists from dominant cultural groups should not seek to portray minority cultures.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 3 THW remove exemptions from anti-discrimination law for religious organisations.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 4 THW require all teams participating in international football competitions to have an equal representation of both sexes.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 5 TH supports minority ethnic parties.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 Novice_Final TH, as a wealthy individual, would use that wealth to become a vigilante (e.g. Batman) in areas of high crime and a corrupt police force (e.g. Mexico City).
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 1 THR the presence of heterosexual cisgender politicians at Pride parades
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 2 THW allow companies to include a clause in their employment contracts for women where that woman legally agrees not to get pregnant
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 3 THW remove the UK's exemption from the refugee quota penalty
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 4 TH as a school teacher would not refer children to child protection services in the case of concerns about their radicalisation
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 5 THW allow individuals to nominate a charity of their choosing to receive all inheritance tax that would be otherwise paid to the state upon their death
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 Open_Final THBT white authors should not publish their reviews on Beyonce's album
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 1 THBT the Mexican govenment should retroactively legalise the production and distribution of drugs
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 2 TH prefers governments to make cash transfers to individuals in recipient countries over government-to-government development aid
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 3 TH supports the recasting of male action heroes and superheroes as female
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 4 THW terminate the special relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 5 THR the rise of anti-establishment candidates within mainstream parties (e.g. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn)
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Novice_Final TH regrets the idolization of soldiers and veterans
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT the UN should hire private military corporations to carry out its peacekeeping operations
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Open_Final THW require all 18-year-olds (in Western Liberal Democracies) to go on a Rumspringa
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 1 THW require all news media organisations to select and publicly state a political affiliation
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 2 THBT Western Liberal Democracies should drastically reallocate funds from development aid budgets to research into Neglected Tropical Diseases
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 3 THBT the International Monetary Fund should require states in need of Bailouts to provide collateral (e.g. Mining rights, land, shares in privatised assets)
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 4 THBT Norway should back off from oil drilling in the Arctic
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 Novice_Final THW prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 Open_Final THW prefer Afterlife A over Afterlife B
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 1 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 2 THW reinstate bussing in the US.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 3 THW pay stay at home parents.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 4 THBT both elected and unelected party leaders should not play a role in the nomination process (through super delegates or brokered conventions)
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 1 THBT all European Football Associations should aggressively redistribute income from successful to less successful clubs within their own country.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 2 THW abolish the distinction between an attempted and a completed crime.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 3 THW introduce a binding direct democracy app.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 4 THW break up banks deemed "too big to fail".
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 5 TH, as the SNP, would never vote on UK legislation which does not extend territorially to Scotland.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 Open_Semis THBT people of colour activist groups, such as the NAACP, should pursue a race-blind society.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 Open_Final THBT civilians are a legitimate target in conflict.
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 1 THW require the use of a draft by lottery when engaged in extended military intervention.
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 2 THS filial responsibility laws (infoslide provided)
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 3 THBT criminal defendants who hire private counsel should not be afforded the right against self-incrimination at trial.
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 4 THP a world with memory writing technology
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 5 THBT Israel should set aside a certain percentage of seats in the Knesset to be elected by diaspora Jews.
2016-04-08 HWS Round Robin 2016 Open_Final THS health insurance companies offering terminally ill patients the option of a lump sum payment to forgo expensive life-extending treatments.
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 1 This house believes that European media outlets should refrain from reporting on crimes committed by refugees - Round 1
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 1 This house would compel media to declare a political bias - Round 1
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 2 THS former colonial states involvement in propping up autocratic, but stable, regimes in Africa - Round 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 2 Sam Childers, the “Machine Gun Preacher” is an American citizen who travelled to Sudan in order to take up arms against the Lords Resistance Army (a terrorist organsation). Childers has set up a local resistance network that does not co-ordinate with the Sudanese state and employs violent methods to resist the LRA. THS Sam Childers - Round 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 3 THS protesters who protest at political gatherings with the aim of causing them to be cancelled - Round 3
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 3 This house would set term limits for MPs in Parliament. - Round 3
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 4 You are a research scientist working for a large pharmaceutical corporation. You accidentally discover a drug which indefinitely delays the aging process for as long as it is taken (and produces gold). No-one else is aware of what you have done. THW destroy all evidence of your discovery - Round 4
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 4 TH, as an embattled ruler (in Westeros), would arm religious fanatics in order to bolster your rule - Round 4
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 4 TH, as an embattled ruler (in Westeros), would arm religious fanatics in order to bolster your rule - Round 4
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 5 In 49BC, the general Julius Caesar attempted to return from a successful campaign in Gaul to Rome. The Roman Senate, fearing Caesar’s popularity with his army and the people, issued an ultimatum that Caesar was to not cross the border marked by the River Rubicon, else he would be named a traitor and spark a civil war. TH, as Caesar, would cross the Rubicon - Round 5
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 5 Following the total defeat of the French army in 1940, the British Government received an offer of peace from Nazi Germany. Any terms would have left Hitler in control of continental Europe, but would have prevented (at least in the short-term) an attack on Britain. The Cabinet of new Prime Minister Winston Churchill was divided over whether to enter into negotiations. TH, as Winston Churchill, would argue against peace - Round 5
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 5 In 49BC, the general Julius Caesar attempted to return from a successful campaign in Gaul to Rome. The Roman Senate, fearing Caesar’s popularity with his army and the people, issued an ultimatum that Caesar was to not cross the border marked by the River Rubicon, else he would be named a traitor and spark a civil war. TH, as Caesar, would cross the Rubicon - Round 5
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 5 Following the total defeat of the French army in 1940, the British Government received an offer of peace from Nazi Germany. Any terms would have left Hitler in control of continental Europe, but would have prevented (at least in the short-term) an attack on Britain. The Cabinet of new Prime Minister Winston Churchill was divided over whether to enter into negotiations. TH, as Winston Churchill, would argue against peace - Round 5
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 6 THB that South Korea should develop nuclear weapons - Round 6
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 6 The South China Sea is the cause of several territorial and resource-based disputes between several surrounding nations. China has been a particularly aggressive claimant of rights to resources and territory within the area. The United States publicly disagrees with China’s claims and has deployed military vessels into the area to “by monitor the situation”. THB the United States should end all involvement in the dispute - Round 6
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 6 THB that South Korea should develop nuclear weapons - Round 6
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 6 The South China Sea is the cause of several territorial and resource-based disputes between several surrounding nations. China has been a particularly aggressive claimant of rights to resources and territory within the area. The United States publicly disagrees with China’s claims and has deployed military vessels into the area to “by monitor the situation”. THB the United States should end all involvement in the dispute - Round 6
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 7 THW give conscientious objectors equal status to veterans in government memorialisation of war - Round 7
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 7 THS white progressives criticising illiberal practices in non-Western and/or minority cultures - Round 7
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 7 THW give conscientious objectors equal status to veterans in government memorialisation of war - Round 7
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 7 THS white progressives criticising illiberal practices in non-Western and/or minority cultures - Round 7
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 8 This house, as the GOP establishment, would prevent Donald Trump from receiving the nomination in a contested convention even if he receives the largest share of delegates - Round 8
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 8 This house, as the GOP senate leadership, would support Merrick Garland’s nomination for the Supreme Court - Round 8
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 8 This house, as the GOP establishment, would prevent Donald Trump from receiving the nomination in a contested convention even if he receives the largest share of delegates - Round 8
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 8 This house, as the GOP senate leadership, would support Merrick Garland’s nomination for the Supreme Court - Round 8
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THB progressives should refrain from criticising Caitlyn Jenner’s endorsement of Ted Cruz - Semi Final 1
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THR the reliance on land settlements as reparation for colonial injustices - Semi Final 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THR that cultural identities and practices are primarily bound to racial heritage- Semi Final 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THB progressives should refrain from criticising Caitlyn Jenner’s endorsement of Ted Cruz - Semi Final 1
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THR the reliance on land settlements as reparation for colonial injustices - Semi Final 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Semis THR that cultural identities and practices are primarily bound to racial heritage- Semi Final 2
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Final Cecil Rhodes was the creator of the Rhodes scholarship for Oxford. He was also a British imperialist known for beginning enforced racial segregation in South Africa and for his belief in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. He is commemorated in a number of ways at Oxford University, including through a prominent statute. A student movement called “Rhodes must fall” is campaigning for the university to remove all references to him from the campus. THBT Rhodes must fall - Grand Final
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Final TH, as a police officer in the United States who witnesses a minor non-violent crime being committed by an African American individual, would refrain from arresting that individual - Grand Final
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Final Cecil Rhodes was the creator of the Rhodes scholarship for Oxford. He was also a British imperialist known for beginning enforced racial segregation in South Africa and for his belief in the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race. He is commemorated in a number of ways at Oxford University, including through a prominent statute. A student movement called “Rhodes must fall” is campaigning for the university to remove all references to him from the campus. THBT Rhodes must fall - Grand Final
2016-03-26 NZ Easters 2016 Open_Final TH, as a police officer in the United States who witnesses a minor non-violent crime being committed by an African American individual, would refrain from arresting that individual - Grand Final
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.1 That we should tax and redistribute wealth contained in university endowment funds
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.2 That universities should make use of quotas for ideological groups (e.g. conservatives) for teaching and research staff
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.3 That the state should employ more non university graduates and use tax penalties to encourage other employers to do the same
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.1 That the EU should require member states to set common rules and rates for corporate taxation
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.2 That investors should divest from fossil fuel companies
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.3 That the US should have aggressively pushed for the inclusion of China in the TPP
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.1 That as the Catholic church we should deny communion to politicians who vote contrary to its teachings
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.2 That we should have a truth and reconciliation commission for Catholic church abuse
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.3 That the West should seek to fund moderate Islamic religious groups in the Middle East
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.1 That Pacific Rim countries should make Australian participation in future trade agreements contingent on the abandonment of their asylum seeker detention policy
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.2 That Australia should automatically trigger an election when the governing party replaces the prime minister
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.3 That despite the opposition of the Myanmar government the international community should set up a safe haven for the Rohingyas in Myanmar
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.1 That we should apply the same criminal sanctions to late term abortions and infanticide
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.2 That we should replace the institution of the family with well run state child raising facilities
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.3 That we should allow individuals to enter contracts specifying conditions on their relationship e.g. salary level, weight limits, frequency of sex
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_1 That we regret the possibility of jury nullification
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_2 That we should implement Good Samaritan laws (legally obliging bystanders to assist those in danger, unless doing so would place them at serious risk)
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_3 That illegally gathered evidence should be admissible in court
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_1 That state level affiliates of the Democratic Party in conservative states should disaffiliate and establish a new party
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_2 That US presidential primaries in all states should be run on the same date
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_3 That the West should select and train local activists to oppose 'third termist' leaders (those trying to subvert or remove term limits) in Sub-Saharan Africa
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 1 This House would provide free, safe drugs to individuals with addictions.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 2 This House prefers collective parenting.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 3 This House believes that major social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) should censor bigotry
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 4 This House, as the United States, would engage in cyber-attacks against Russia.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 5 This House would grant legal personhood to land.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 Open_Semis This House believes that it is unethical to bring a new child into this world.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 Open_Final This House would program the robots to hide the existence of past human life on Earth
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 1 THW make the number of votes an individual has inversely proportional to their wealth (i.e. the more wealth an individual has the fewer votes in an election).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 2 TalkToys are dolls with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and speech recognition software that enable them to engage in an actual conversation with children (they have a lexicon of thousands of prescript responses). TalkToys are meant to serve as a companion to the child, and they are in the late stages of development. Prominent examples of toys that will be able to talk include Barbie, G.I Joe and Star Wars and Action Figures. THW Ban TalkToys.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 3 The NRA, National Rifle Association of America, is a lobbying group in Washington. Its notable actions include influencing legislation aimed to deregulate gun ownership laws, initiating lawsuits against municipalities that have banned or have placed strict regulations on firearm laws, and endorsing candidates mainly of the Republican Party. THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 4 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws in times of economic crisis.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 5 Conscription is mandatory in Egypt for males of ages between 18 to 30. The service obligation is between 12 to 36 months and is followed by a 9-year reserve duty. THBT Egypt Should Conscript Women to Female-Only Units.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 6 THBT Sex Education Classes in Schools Should Teach Techniques For Pure Sexual Gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 7 THW release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 ProAm_Final During the first centuries AD there was no religious law demanding clerical celibacy in the Catholic sect of Christianity, and there is no direct mentioning of such a requirement in the New Testament. Celibacy is being thought to have been universally adopted by Catholiscm after a decision made by a council in 12th century. TH, as Pope Francis, would remove the requirement of catholic priests to take a vow of celibacy.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT jobs that are deemed to be of moral value or societal importance should have their wages set by the state.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Final THBT using Human Shield tactics, by the weaker side, can be justified in a-symmetrical wars.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 1 THBT schools should aggressively stream students, according to their ability, from a young age.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 2 TH prefers a criminal justice system that pursues criminal and civil charges against individuals within companies, rather than fines against the entire company.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 3 THBT Western States should support and engineer coups in militarily weak states they identify as having authoritarian leaders.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 4 THW compel news media to give coverage to all demonstrations proportionate to the size of that demonstration.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 ProAm_Final THW remove all legal restrictions on categories of weapons which can be used in war.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 Open_Final THBT the Gotham City Police Force should seek to offer Wayne employment as an officer within their force.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 1 This House believes that Western States should irrevocably remove citizenship of citizens who join the so-called Islamic State
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2 This House would weight shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 3 This House believes that voters should always vote on policy and principles regardless of electability in all elections (general, local, or party leadership).
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 4 This House believes that film studios should seek to select racially diverse casts when converting books into films even if it differs from the author's original character description.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 5 This House believes that welfare and pensions policy should be determined by a panel of experts selected by their peers, not accountable to government.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV ESL_Final This House, as a feminist, would adopt traditionally masculine traits and behaviours
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Quarters This House believes that the US-led coalition should no longer insist on Assad stepping down as part of their negotiations with Russia over Syria.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Semis This House would prefer a world without sexual attraction
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Finals In a minimal state, a government's role is exclusively to protect property rights and people's physical security. Beyond this, such a state would not intervene in people's lives, or provide any public services. THBT a minimal state is justified.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 1 THBT Western States should irrevocably remove citizenship of citizens who join the so-called Islamic State.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 2 Shareholders have the right to vote on various important issues pertaining to a company (e.g. hiring and firing executives, mergers and acquisitions, budgets, and major changes in corporate strategy). THW weight shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 3 THBT voters should always vote on policy and principles regardless of electability in all elections (general, local, or party leadership).
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 4 THBT film studios should seek to select racially diverse casts when converting books into films even if it differs from the original character descriptions.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 5 THBT welfare and pensions policy should be determined by a panel of experts selected by their peers, not accountable to government.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 ESL_Final TH, as a feminist, would adopt traditionally masculine traits and behaviours.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Quarters THBT the US-led coalition should no longer insist on Assad stepping down as part of their negotiations with Russia over Syria.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Semis THW prefer a world without sexual attraction.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Final THBT a minimal state is justified.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 Oskar Gröning chose to join the SS during the 1940s, and was positioned at Auschwitz concentration camp as a financial clerk. After the end of the war, he remained silent about his experiences for forty years. In response to Holocaust denial by a number of authoritative and well-known individuals, he spoke about his experiences and actions, highlighting the horrors that occurred. This contributed to a decision of the German government to prosecute him as an accessory to murder in 300,000 cases. THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Quarters This House supports the French government's decision to dismantle the "Calais jungle."
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Finals THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Final THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 1 THBT Britain should leave the EU.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 2 THW abolish private home ownership.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 3 Tiger parenting is a strict or demanding style of parenting focused on pushing children to high levels of achievement. It is characterised by a strong routine (e.g. compulsory homework time), high expectations and physiological control through both positive (e.g. praise/encouragement) and negative (e.g. threats, criticism) means. TH supports Tiger Parenting.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 4 THBT the United States should abolish political parties.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 Open_Final THBT Saudi Arabia should privatise Saudi Aramco and list it on the NY Stock Exchange.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 1 TH welcomes the proliferation of porn online.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 2 THW remove 'Gone with The Wind' from the National Film Registry
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 3 THBT the UN Should unilterally recognise Catalan independence.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 4 THW Ban research on genome editing.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 5 As a democratic state that has come under unprovoked nuclear attack from another democratic state THW launch a nuclear counter-attack.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 ProAm_Final THS the extra-judicial killing of a state's citizens, by that state, where there is reason to suspect they are involved in the planning or carrying out of terrorist activities, and arrest is not possible.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 Open_Semis THS People's Quantitative Easing.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 Open_Final Superior Orders is a plea in a court of law that a person not be held guilty for actions that were ordered by a superior officer, but are criminal. It cannot be applied to actions that are manifestly unlawful (e.g. genocide or crimes against humanity). TH Accepts the defense of Superior Orders.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 1 THW replace means tested welfare with a regular, unconditional and Universal Basic Income paid by the State to all residents.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 2 THW Allow convicts who are parents to raise their children in prison.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 3 THB School History curricula should teach a unanimously and graphically negative account of the impacts of Western colonialism.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 4 The Pirate bay is a website where users illegally download copyrighted material such as music, films and video games. Attempts have been made by numerous governments to shut it down. TH Supports the Pirate Bay.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 5 THW Ban all advertising.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 Open_Semis THW Celebrate Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road as a feminist Icon.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 Open_Final TH rejects the right to privacy.
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 1 THW ban fortune telling
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 2 THW directly elect the members of the US Supreme Court
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 3 THBT schools should motivate children to believe that anyone can succeed through hard work regardless of their background
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 4 THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 5 THBT post conflict governments should recruit rebel soldiers into state armies
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Novice_Final THW would allow the armed forces to unionise, strike, and collectively bargain
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Semi THW allow individuals to sell their right to sue to a third party
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Final THW enact an immediate democracy
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 1 THR the rise of dating apps (e.g. Tinder, Grindr, Hitch, Hinge,etc.)
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 2 THBT continued membership in the UN should be contingent on countries opting into universal jurisdiction.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 3 TH, as a minority parent in North America, would teach their kids not to trust the justice system, or figures of legal authority (e.g. police, judges, state prosecutors, etc.)
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 4 TH would prefer the reclamation of disputed monuments (e.g. the Rhodes Status at Oxford, Voertrekker Monuments in South Africa, Yakusuni Shrine in Japan, etc.) to their destruction.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 5 THS legal abortions for men.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Novice_Finals THW preference a strong social media over a physical presence in protest culture.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Open_Semis TH, as the Nicaraguan people, opposes the construction of the Nicaraguan Canal.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Open_Finals THW prefer a world in which people are sedated to experience only mild emotions.
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 1 This House would ban essential service providers from striking
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 2 This House believes that the music press should publish unrepresentatively negative reviews of the music of artists whose conduct they view as reprehensible
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 3 This House believes that supreme/constitutional courts should not have the power to strike down legislation
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 4 To proselytise means to attempt to convert others to your beliefs. This House believes that atheists should proselytise
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 5 This House, as the West, would immediately end all sanctions against Russia
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open Open_Semi This House believes that the British Museum should give all artifacts to the nations where they originated
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open Open_Final For the purposes of this debate, the American Dream refers to the socially widespread belief that individuals can improve their circumstances through hard work, and that one can become successful regardless of their background. This House regrets the American Dream.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 1 THBT websites such as Sci-Hub cause more harm than good.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 2 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 3 The U.S. Kill list is a highly classified list of primarily terrorist target. Targets, include both US and non-US citizens, that the US Government seeks to assassinate using covert operations, drone strikes and other means. TH supports the aims of the U.S. “Kill list”.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 4 In Northern Ireland same sex marriage is illegal. Northern Ireland only permits abortions if the continuance of the pregnancy is proven to threaten the life of the mother. THW automatically extend Westminster Policies on Human Rights and anti-discrimination issues to Northern Ireland. This includes, but is not limited to, same sex marriage and abortion.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 5 You are a working class voter in a swing seat constituency between high-welfare, high-taxation party and a low-welfare, low-taxation party. THW vote for low-wlfare, low-taxation party.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV Open_Semis THW abolish state primaries in US presidential elections.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV Open_Final TH supports western feminists wearing the headscarf in solidarity with Muslim women who wear the hijab who have faced islamophobia.
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 1 THBT Ukraine should introduce mandatory military service
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 2 THW democratically elect members of constitutional courts (sometimes called "Supreme Courts")
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 3 THBT mainstream media should stop reporting on information from wikileaks
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 4 THW ban alchocol in all former soviet states
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 5 THBT the Nobel prize in literature should be decided by members of the public rather than a panel of experts
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open Open_Semis THBT the EU should grant Ukraine membership and the necessary funding in exchange for hosting all refugees seeking asylum in the EU
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open Open_Final THBT the state should criminalize the seeking of mail-order brides
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 1 THBT the governments of Europe should censor media from publishing articles, videos or cartoons which promote racist views or stereotypes.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 2 This house believes that parliamentary electoral systems should include constituency links.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 3 THB that MGM Studios should cast a male as the sexual interest of the next Bond film.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 4 TH would begin writing only in your first language.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 5 THB that Western states should engage in covert cyber-attacks against infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech* in authoritarian states. *e.g., the Great Firewall of China
2016-02-20 Manchester IV ProAm_Final TH supports climate change activists engaging in acts, regardless of legality, which cause mass disruption to carbon-intensive infrastructure networks.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Quarters THW only allow the media to publish or broadcast government produced releases on suspected terrorist attacks.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Semis THBT the Brazillian government should encourage and facilitate the integration of uncontacted peoples into wider society.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Final THW create and fund schools that exclusively admit children from ethnic minorities.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 1 TH Supports the proliferation of free schools
2016-02-13 LSE Open 2 THIS HOUSE WOULD require all government ministers to have majority approval from the professional bodies their department has legislative responsibility for. (For example, the UK Minister for Health would need majority approval from the British Medical Association)
2016-02-13 LSE Open 3 Assuming there are actors who fit the criteria: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That film directors have a moral obligation to cast actors who share key lived experiences with the characters they play.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 4 THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That western liberal democracies should cease all direct military action in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 5 THIS HOUSE WOULD Make corporation tax proportional to company wage ratios
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Semifinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Final THW Prefer to live in A Brave New World
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Quarterfinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Semifinal THBT The USA should adopt a parliamentary democracy rather than a presidential one.
2016-02-13 LSE Open Final THW Allow individuals to sign contracts which cede future rights of theirs to other individuals (for example, to sell themselves into slavery)
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 1 THW ban religious or faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prison
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 2 THW provide financial incentives (e.g. tax breaks) to companies that require skilled labour who hire non-graduates.
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 3 THBT characters with disabilities in film and television should always be played by individuals with disabilities.
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 4 THR the criminalization of the reckless transmission of sexual infections (e.g. HIV, herpes and gonorrhoea) in England and Wales
2016-02-13 Swansea Open Final Your 'one true soulmate' exists. There is a test that allows you to determine whether someone is your one true soulmate. You are in love with the person you have been dating for a while. THW take the test to determine whether the person you are in love with is your 'soulmate'
2016-02-06 ICYD- Oxford Round 5 This House Would introduce Proportional Representation in UK general elections."
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 1 This House would allow offenders serving a prison term of ten or more years to opt to remain in prison indefinitely beyond their court appointed release date.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 2 This House believes that the US and UK should cease selling arms to Saudi Arabia until they withdraw from Yemen.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 3 This House believes that LGBT+ advocacy groups and lobbyists should publicly fight for reparations for the victims, and the families of victims, of the AIDS epidemic.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 4 This House regrets Aung San Suu Kyi's declaration of intention to control the National League of Democracy (NLD) despite being constitutionally barred from running for president.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 5 This House prefers a world where the conception of the afterlife is based on karmic balance, rather than divine mercy
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 1 This house would not wear a poppy.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 2 This house supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 3 This house regrets South Africa's Rainbow Nation narrative (long prep).
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 4 This House Believes the Eurozone should adopt a policy of fiscal union.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 5 This House supports the Lean In movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Semis This House believes that the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign should pursue a 'Project Fear' strategy of negative campaigning similar to Better Together* in the upcoming referendum.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Final This House would welcome a resurgence of Pink Tide Values in Latin American Politics.
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 1 THBT government authorities, being the police, should preserve illegal art as evidence for prosecution of the artists responsible.
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 2 THBT, in developing nations with an ineffectual state school system, the government should financially incentivise (e.g through tax breaks) the creation of private schools
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 3 THBT it is never a legitimate economic strategy for a state to become a tax haven.
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 1 This House Would Ban All Lobbying Activity
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 2 THW Allow Deaf Parents to Refuse Treatment for Deafness On Behalf of their Children
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 3 THBT strong dictatorships in the Middle East are better than weak democracies
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 4 This House as the LGBTQIA Community Would Oppose Pornography
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 5 This House Opposes Laicité
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Novice_Final THB in the use of fear to instill values in children
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Quarters TH Supports Hacking as a Form of Protest
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Semis There exists a drug that increases empathy in individuals. TH, as the state, would lace their country's water supply with that drug.
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Final THW Welcome the End of American Intervention
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 1 THW actively reward the use of Hiberno-English in schoolwork and examinations.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 2 THW make Ulysses contracts enforceable by the courts.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 3 THW genetically engineer major meat animals not to feel pain.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open Open_Semis THS the concept of orgasm intervention.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open Open_Final TH, as an individual with strong and deeply held convictions, would die for their cause.
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 1 TH Supports Voluntourism
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 2 THBT it is in the UK's interest to leave the EU
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 3 THW ban boarding schools
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 4 THW introduce mixed-gender low security prisons
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV Open_Final THBT student unions should not take political positions that do not directly pertain to tertiary education
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 1 THBT the Cultural Trend Of "Selfies" Has Been Good For Women
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 2 THS The Depiction Of The USSR as Absolutely Evil
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 3 THW Only Direct European Investment Fund Money to States That Agree to Take a Share of Refugees Proportional to Their Share of EU GDP
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 4 THBT Governments Ought To Use The Technology To Detect The “Criminal Gene”.
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 5 THW Permit The Cloning Of Genius And Extraordinary Individuals For The Good Of The Society
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open Open_Semis TH Prefers a Multipolar World To US Hegemony
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open Open_Final THBT All Countries Should Forcibly Redistribute Land Ownership So That at Least 50% Of It Is Owned By Women
2016-01-23 York IV Open_Semis This house would allow people to opt into religious structures with the power to punish them in this life (e.g., Beth Din courts, or Sharia courts) for infractions.
2016-01-23 York IV Open_Final THW pay reparations to women
2016-01-23 York IV 1 This house believes that young, educated people in Western countries should focus their charitable efforts (e.g., volunteering, donations, etc.) towards benefiting the disadvantaged in their own country, as opposed to in the developing world.
2016-01-23 York IV 2 This house believes that the Labour Party should have worked to rehabilitate Tony Blair’s image in its campaigning, prior to the 2015 General Election.
2016-01-23 York IV 3 This house believes that governments should promote, support, and incentivise students to attend MOOCs instead of Universities.
2016-01-23 York IV 4 This house believes that the global Anglican church should split into two churches, rather than maintain a single communion.
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 1 THW ban TV programmes and entertainment media from portraying convicted criminals as innocent
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 2 THW trigger a general election when a country goes into recession
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 3 THW exclusively fund domestic NGOs in developing countries as opposed to western NGOs working in developing countries
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 4 TH, as a progressive female candidate, would not use conventional gender roles (e.g. marketing oneself as a mother or a wife) as a tactic in political campaign
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Novice_Final TH supports the introduction of bystander laws
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Open_Semis Semi-Final: THBT the USA should make Taiwanese independence a major foreign-policy aim
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Open_Final Open Final: THW conscientiously object in situations of war
2016-01-22 NorthAms 1 THW require that companies with >15 employees give 50% of their voting rights to employees
2016-01-22 NorthAms 2 THS Chris Rock’s continued commitment to host the Oscars
2016-01-22 NorthAms 3 THR the Arab Spring
2016-01-22 NorthAms 4 THW ban eminent domain rights
2016-01-22 NorthAms 5 THW prefer a world without pornography
2016-01-22 NorthAms 6 THBT developing nations should enshrine legally actionable socioeconomic rights
2016-01-22 NorthAms Novice_Semis THBT unconditional cash transfer charities are preferable to project based charities
2016-01-22 NorthAms Novice_Final Given the technological capability to disable their nuclear weapons, THW invade North Korea.
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Octos THW break up the eurozone
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Quarters THW ban savior siblings
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Semis TH regrets campaigns by feminists to shut down female empowerment events exclusively for cis women, like Michfest.
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Final You have invented a pill that would compel the user to tell the truth. THW destroy it.
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 1 This House Would Not Provide State Funding for Art Based Higher Education, eg. art, music, drama.
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 2 This House Supports Politicians Passing Progressive Legislation, Even When it is Contrary to the Wishes of the Democratic Electorate
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 3 THBT it is in the interest of the Conservative Government to impose a travel ban on Donald Trump
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 4 THW make the use of armed drones a war crime
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 1 THW significantly reduce funding for schools that perpetuate inaccuracies in their teachings of indigenous history
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 2 THBT social movements should abandon the tactic of publicly shaming individuals in order to accomplish change
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 3 THP a tech industry characterized by multiple smaller firms rather than one dominated by a few large players (e.g. Google Amazon Facebook in status quo)
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 4 TH, as the US, would re-impose sanctions on Myanmar until the Rohingyas receive political representation
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 5 THW require news websites and publications to provide opposing points of view on all politically contested issues
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 6 THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 Novice_Final THS unfettered free trade
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 Open_Quarters THR South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 Open_Semis THBT minority comedians should not play up stereotypes based upon their own identity within performances
2016-01-12 Brandeis IV 2016 Open_Final THW delicense corporations that do not engage in social responsibility proportional to their profit margins (e.g. campaigns to end hunger in a community, giving away portion of profit to charity, implementing more environmentally friendly business operations etc.)
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 1 THW allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 2 THW prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 3 THBT all states should collectively aggregate and evenly distribute all revenue from mineral wealth globally on a per capita basis
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 4 THBT governments with racially diverse populations should never record the ethnic or racial background of their residents
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 5 THBT the US should withdraw from East Asia and cede regional hegemony to China.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 6 THBT states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 7 TH supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions)
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 8 THBT the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 9 THBT criminal punishments should be based only on the offenders' culpability rather than the damages caused by the criminal act or other outcomes derived from the punishment
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Semis TH would retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practises for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Final THBT campaigners for refugee protection should not use pictures displaying the graphic suffering of refugees as part of their advocacy.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THW prefer a world in which extremely wealthy people in Western liberal states donate excess money to their governments rather than to charities
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Semis THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Finals TH supports the decline of the nations-state's power in an increasingly globalized world.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_1 Assuming the technology to do so easily and safely exists, THW force everyone in society to undergo periodic sex changes.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_2 THW kill baby Hitler
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Partials TH regrets mainstream, commercial films that depict historical subjugation and/or crimes against humanity.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Octos TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Quarters TH supports the establishment of a Black secessionary state within the territory of the United States, the founding of which is supported by the American government.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Semis THBT non-western countries who were once colonized, when fabricating the material culture of national identity (anthems, street names, holidays, flag, etc.) should privilege pre colonial history and notions of indigeneity over themes of anti colonial resistance.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Final THBT the world's poor would be justified in pursuing complete Marxist revolution.
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 1 THW allow the trophy hunting of endangered animals
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 2 THW programme self-driving cars to prioritise the number of lives saved when faced with unavoidable collisions as opposed to prioritising the safety of the driver.
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 3 THW ban the Orange Walk
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 4 THBT LGBTQ+ campaigns should criticise the nuclear family
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 5 THBT African Union states should withdraw from the International Criminal Court and set up an African alternative
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Novice_Final THBT when faced with the choice between spending discretionary income on non-essentials or giving to charity, individuals should always choose to give to charity
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Quarters THW allow mental health charities to sue media outlets for the defamation of the mentally ill
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THBT the Parliamentary Labour Party should immediately depose Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of no confidence
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Final THBT the USA should publicly apologise for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THR the Narrative of the American Dream.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THB The State Should Not Attach any Legal or Fiscal Privileges to the Family Unit (e.g tax breaks, spousal exemptions etc)
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THR The Fall of the Galactic Empire.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW Introduce an Excise Tax on Tabloids to Finance a Subsidy of Broadsheet.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW exclude Turkey from NATO if it Continues Bombing Kurdish Troops in Syria and Iraq.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Novice_Final THR the Narrative of Having one Great Calling or Purpose in Life.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THR the Negative Connotations Surrounding Creating Art for the Primary Purpose of Profit.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW Ban Mens’ Rights Activist Groups.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final TH as the Republican National Committee Would Literally Kick Donald Trump out of the Republican Party.
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 1 THW ban plea bargaining
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 2 THS the use of coercive economic and diplomatic measures against states in which serious environmental damange to natural resources of share global importance is occurring
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 3 THW ban surgical genital alteration procedures for minors that are not strictly medically necessary for bodily or sexual function
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 4 TH welcomes the rise of for-profit education in developing countries
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 5 THW ban the use of religious rhetoric and symbols in political campaigns
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 6 TH supports a three-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflcit
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Quarters THBT retribution should not be a part of the criminal justice system.
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Semis THB abortions that are based on the fetus showing signs of non-fatal physical and developmental disabilities
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Finals THS universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 1 THS the rise of homeschooling among minority communities
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 2 THBT environmental refugees should be granted citizenship in countries that have contributed most heavily to global pollution
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 3 THBT minority groups seeking public support for equal rights should emphasize distinct cultures over similarity to the mainstream.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 4 THW financially assist inner-city neighbourhoods in order to prevent gentrification, for instance by subsidizing mixed-income housing over public housing projects.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 5 THBT all democracies should ban relatives of past office holders from running for election
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Novice_Finals THS genderless parenting
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Semis THBT the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should have its own regional peacekeeping force.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Finals THBT private education institutions should facilitate student demands for spaces of protest to be kept free of media
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 1 THBT governments should place no restrictions on how welfare payments, excluding child benefit, are spent.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 2 THBT social disgust is sufficient justification for censoring art.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 3 THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 4 THBT states should take high numbers of refugees, even when faced with strong democratic opposition.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open ESL_Final THBT Britain should pay reparations to its former colonies.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open Open_Final THR the Rise of the Rom-Com Genre.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 1 THW abolish all rent control laws.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 2 THBT no media should ever be allowed to endorse any candidates in democratic elections.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 3 THW ban religious proselytization in prisons.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 4 THBT all self-driven cars must use the same government-mandated algorithm to solve the "trolley problem."
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 5 THW prefer the creation of class-based affirmative action programs over race-based affirmative action programs at higher education institutions.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 6 This house prefers direct intervention of Western nations over backing of non-state actors in armed conflicts.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 Novice_Final THW abolish all publicly accessible sex offender registries
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 Open_Final THS a single-payer healthcare system.
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 1 This house believes that standardized testing, as a requirement for admission to universities, does more harm than good
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 2 This house would institute a mandatory retirement age for politicians
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 Open_Final This house believes that Britain should pay reparations to Jamaica
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 This house believes that medical staff should be able to opt out of providing treatments on religious or ethical grounds
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 This house regrets the eastward expansion of the European Union during and since 2004
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 This house would prefer a world without religious beliefs
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 This house believes that Israel should have continued the occupation of Gaza
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 This house believes that educational institutions should never attempt to restrict the freedom of expression of students or staff (except when mandated by law)
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House Regrets the perception that soldiers are heroes
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THBT Saudi Arabia should limit participation in the Hajj to the citizens of countries that are committed to taking direct action against IS
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THR the partition of India
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi TH Opposes the Sharing Economy
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT the international community should pay countries near to conflict zones to process, settle and restrict the further movement of refugees
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 1 TH, as an individual feminist, would boycott tinder
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 2 THW publish all salaries
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 3 THW pay direct reparations to the descendants of slaves in the United States
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 4 TH, with the exception of news reporting, would not allow anyone to publish or profit off accounts of violent criminals' crimes.
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 5 TH opposes the search for a cure to autism
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Semis You are a female Democratic candidates running in the general election for President of the U.S. The results are extremely close going into the vote. One of your staffers tells you, with certainty, that they can right the election of your favour with little chance of detection. THW do it.
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Finals TH prefers a world where memories and accurately recorded and available for external playback.
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 1 THW impose gender and racial quotas in government cabinets
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 2 Assuming we live in a world where superheroes exist, THW require superheroes to publicly reveal their identities
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 3 THW pay a living wage to stay-at-home parents
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 4 THBT environmentalists should launch violent campaigns against major polluting companies
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 Open_Final THW dramatically reduce the patent life on life saving drugs
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 1 THBT India should discourage arranged marriages
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 2 THW only invest in those African countries that put adequate effort into the protection of biological diversity
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 3 (Open motion) THW sacrifice anything for safety
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 4 THW offer temporary tax relief to Baltic emigrants coming back home
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament Open_Final TH, as NATO, W not offer assistance in case of the armed forces of Russia entering any of the Baltic states
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 1 THW aggressively prioritize women for military leadership positions
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 2 THW provide a universal basic income
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 3 THS the Animal Liberation Front
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 4 THW regularly publish the proposed content of international trade deals throughout the entire negotiation process
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 5 THW remove tax-exempt status from religious institutions.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Novice_Finals Assuming a low probability of detection, THS scientists who falsify data in order to exagerrate the harms of climate change.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Semis TH, as Taiwan, would cease efforts to develop deeper economic, cultural, and diplomatic ties with mainland China.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Finals THW enforce Ulysses contracts
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 1 This House Would Ban Religious Primary and Secondary Schools
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 2 This house believes US immigration policy should only prioritise merit-based standards of acceptance over the reunification of families.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 3 This house would end penalty enhancements for hate crimes.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that Western Liberal Democracies should boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 5 This house would allow opponents of abortion to sign legally-binding contracts with pregnant women, in which they pay those pregnant women not to have an abortion.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Semi THW accept 'I was only following orders' as a defence in war crimes trials
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Final THR the institutions of marriage and civil partnership
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Novice_Final THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws (mandating that people take care of their parents)" - or words to that effect
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of mega-cities
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT after 50 years of ownership the state should have the right to repossess all works of painting or sculpture for the purpose of public display
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Final A new planet has been discovered identical to Earth. 1 of 2 systems can be implemented on this planet (or words to that effect). THW implement communism over capitalism.
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 1 THW ban cosmetic surgery
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 2 THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 3 THW only fund medicine based on its impact on Quality Adjusted Life Years (with info slide)
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 4 TH, as the West, would cooperate with Russia in its military intervention in Syria (with info slide)
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Novice_Final THBT the media should not report on the private lives of politicians
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Open_Semis THBT female game designers should prioritise over everything else the creation of female characters
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Open_Finals THW ban scientific research into the genetics of race
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 1 THW fine news organisations who consistently fail to meet a standard of fair and balanced reporting.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 2 THW require gaming companies to offer their products free of charge to women, in cases where there is a significant gender disparity in consumption.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 3 THW abolish and ban all agricultural subsidies in the European Union.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 4 Assuming you would not be found out, in the event of a terrorist attack on EU soil committed by Islamist extremists, THW fabricate evidence that the attack was committed by the dominant ethnic and socio-economic group, e.g. white Anglo-Saxons.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 5
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THW impose sanctions on Erdogan's AKP government.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THBT the concept of "safe spaces" has no place in any academic activity or environment.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 1 That academic social science departments should make active efforts to hire faculty that do not have progressive beliefs.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 2 This house would restrict the benefits of the schengen agreement to citizens of the EU only.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 3 That the government should regulate automated driving systems (e.g. google driverless cars), so that in the event of a potential accident, the programme makes decisions that prioritise the safety of those outside of the vehicle over that of the passengers within.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 4 That non-white actors shouldn’t pursue roles where characters they would portray are based on ethnic stereotypes.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 5 That governments in democracies should not control the school history curriculum.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 Open_Semi That people who currently choose to be vegetarian on the grounds of animal welfare should instead consume products where the production process treats animals well.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 Open_Final That technology companies should refuse to provide governments information about their customers, even if that would mean breaking the law.
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 1 THW compel colleges to pay athletes as professionals (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 2 THBT the EU should enforce freedom of movement within current Schengen countries (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 3 TH supports Lean In feminism (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 4 THW ban adoption agencies which select families on religious grounds
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT states should strive to reduce inequality even after everyone has enough for an acceptable quality of life
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 Open_Finals THW allow students to vote on the curriculum they are taught in schools
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 1 THW require a turnout quota be met to legitimize elections.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 2 THBT prominent female athletes should reject offers to play in professional male leagues.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 3 THW suspend the domestic operations of companies that actively conceal violations of major environmental regulations.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 4 TH regrets the decline of formal participation in religious institutions.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 5 TH, as Japan, would remove Article 9 from its constitution.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Semis THW privatize Petrobras.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Finals Given the existence of a drug that eliminates fear with minimal to no side effects, THW let soldiers opt into using it.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 1 THBT developed nations should abolish all protectionist trade policies
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 2 THBT sports leagues with systems of promotion and relegation are good for fans.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 3 THBT the transgender movement should leave the LGBTQ movement
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 4 Deaf culture is the set of social beliefs, behaviours, art, literary traditions, history, values and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness and which use sign languages as the main means of communication. As a hearing parent of a deaf child, THW choose to mainstream your child to the exclusion of participation in deaf culture.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 5
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Semis
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Finals THW abolish all US military aid to Saudi Arabia.
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 1 THW give women two votes in political elections
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 2 THBT law enforcement organisations should never provide incentives to gang members to inform on their superiors (e.g. plea bargains or monetary rewards)
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 3 TH regrets the decline in oil prices over the last 18 months
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 4 THBT Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is good for America
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 5 THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle refugees who reach their borders
2015-10-24 SOAS IV ESL_Final THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WW II should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THBT the state should reclaim a fixed proportion of all charitable giving and redistribute it to other charities on the basis of their effectiveness
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Semis THBT the trans movement should actively seek to separate themselves, their issues and their collective identity from the LGBTQ movement in their campaigns and in the public consciousness
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Final THW prefer a world in which there are no extreme emotions such as boiling rage, falling madly in love, extreme grief etc
2015-10-17 KCL IV 1 THW cap every company's highest salary at 10x the lowest salary within that company.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 2 In countries with few female politicians, THBT it is good to have a politically active First Lady.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 3 THW introduce a tax on "low brow" entertainment in order to subsidise "high brow" art.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 4 THBT criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Novice_Final TH as Western Countries ( EU, US, Canada, Australia) would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Open_Semis THBT militaries should aggressively engage in the genetic and bionic enhancement of consenting soldiers.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Open_Final THBT the US and it's allies should announce Intentions to capture and try, as opposed to assassinate the leaders of Da'esh (IS)
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW ban companies from using fear as a tactic in advertising.
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT the police should work with hacktivists
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THO the notion that marriage is meant to be long-lasting
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 4 Assuming Russia agrees to help fight ISIS, TH, as the US, would cease funding to Syrian rebel groups
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THO films/TV shows that depict a minority narrative through a white heteronormative lense
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of the sharing economy
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THBT treasure hunters should have possession of any artefacts they find
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals THBT individuals should not share their political views on social media platforms
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 1 Disinviting college and university speakers does more good than harm.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 2 Low-level offenders shopuld have their fates determined by neighbors rather than traditional courts.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 3 There should be no space missions without United Nations scientific approval.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 4 The sharing economy does more harm than good.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 5 Government should create public space on the Internet for social protest and political free speech.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 6 This House would establish a universal passport.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 7 The US federal government should bail out states and cities.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 8 This House supports a permanent seat with veto power on the UN Security Council for Africa.
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 Open_Semis Colonial powers should pay reparations for the Atlantic slave trade
2015-10-11 Claremont 2015 Open_Final The US federal government should rewrite its constitution every 25 years
2015-10-10 UCD IV 1 THW require approval from local referenda for all major land development decisions (e.g stadiums, airport extensions, railways etc.)
2015-10-10 UCD IV 2 THS the July 2015 decision of the UK government to deny a visa to Tyler the Creator
2015-10-10 UCD IV 3 THBT the West should abandon its foreign policy aim of removing Assad from power
2015-10-10 UCD IV 4 THW allow asylum seekers to work
2015-10-10 UCD IV 5 THBT the government should only fund further education courses that have high graduate employment rates
2015-10-10 UCD IV Open_Semis THBT political parties’ Cabinets and Shadow Cabinets should be elected by the members of that party
2015-10-10 UCD IV Open_Final THR the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in children’s entertainment
2015-10-02 Yale IV 1 THW ban religious K-12 schools
2015-10-02 Yale IV 2 THBT voters should be able to override the votes of their elected representatives on individual bills by two-thirds or greater referendum.
2015-10-02 Yale IV 3 THBT developed nations should pay reparations to developing nations that have experienced significant adverse consequences from climate change
2015-10-02 Yale IV 4 TH rejects the media's intentional humanization of those responsible for heinous acts or crimes.
2015-10-02 Yale IV 5 THBT the US should join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
2015-10-02 Yale IV 6 Given the existence of a drug that dramatically increases mental capacity, THBT universities should ban and test for student use of the drug.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Novice_Finals THBT American feminists have an obligation to vote for a female presidential candidate.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Quarters THW not vote for protest candidates in primary elections.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Semis THW legalize graffiti in public spaces
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Finals THBT the EU should offer Greece full debt relief in exchange for its housing at least 200,000 Syrian refugees.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 1 THW prioritize support of domestic reporters in areas of conflict over the use of Western reporting
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 2 THW ban private schools
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 3 THS government collection of private information as a security measure
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 4 THW abolish industry awards (i.e. the Oscars, the Emmys, etc.)
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 5 THW only give aid to devleoping countries that have good environmental policy.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 6 THW enforce a Cap and Trade system for refugee quotas.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Semis THS the use of feminist narratives in advertising for beauty products
2015-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Finals THR the prominence of professional sports in American pop culture.
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 1 This house believes that President Obama should pardon those convicted of low level drug possession charges en masse
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 2 This house supports the establishment of zero rating platforms in the developing world
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 3 This house believes that socially progressive organisations and institutions should aggressively pursue policies to accommodate underprivileged groups, such as mandatory preferred gender pronoun introductions, trigger warnings prior to discussion on sensitive topics and the creation of autonomous spaces
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 4 This house believes that Greece is better outside the Euro
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 5 You are an incredibly respected art critic. You own a private art gallery which the rich, famous, and influential fly from around the world to visit. Recently a photograph has come to prominence among elite art circles, and as a consequence has become incredibly sought after - hailed for its gritty realism. It is a graphic photograph of a woman killed and raped by her husband, taken by police as evidence. You have been offered the original photograph for your collection. This house would refuse
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 6 This house believes that presidential primaries in the United States should be placed on the same day
2015-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2015 Open_Semi This house believes that developing countries should employ western professionals to run their courts and police forces.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 1 THW tax religious institutions at the same levels as for-profit businesses.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 2 TH welcomes the rise of Anti-Establishment Candidates, such as Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Jeremy Corbyn.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 3 THS the leaking of Ashley Madison data
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 4 THW prohibit the transfer of football players outside their home leagues until the age of 26.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 5 TH, as Iran, would covertly continue developing its nuclear weapons program.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 Open_Semis THBT Serbia and FYR Macedonia should immediately close their borders to asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 Open_Final THBT Greece should return to the Drachma
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 1 This House would pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 2 This House believes that when multi-national corporations conduct any business in Western states, these nations should enforce their environmental standards at all stages of production.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 3 This House believes that Western states should not use private military contractors in combat.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 4 This House would ban any treatment, service or ritual from claiming a physical healing effect until it is tested and proven more effective than a placebo by a national regulator.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 5 This House believes that the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 6 This House would only allow the media and campagning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 7 TH believes that the West should stop all attempts to gather information or intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 8 TH believes that it is legitimate for individuals to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 9 THW introduce a 100% inheritance tax
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters TH would legalise surrogacy for profit in Western Liberal Democracies
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis TH would introduce a mandatory term of at least 1 year of non-military national service for 18year olds
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis_Aborted TH would allow EU citizens to donate to political parties in any EU state
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Final TH believes that parents of a musical child genius have a moral obligation to push that child to maximise their musical potential.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH would prohibit businesses from taking a public position on social issues
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Semis TH would require all defendants in criminal cases to be represented only by state-employed lawyers.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Final TH would treat the deaths of soldiers as regrettable losses of lives rather than examples of heroism.
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 1 THBT the media should not report on the personal lives of politicians
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 2 THS the use of Sanctuary City Policies by US cities
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 3 THW Require all school history curricular to focus 50% of their time and resources on women
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 4 THBT the South Korean Government should break up Chaebol conglomerates
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 5 THBT, in new democracies, military leaders should not be allowed to run for public office
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV Open_Semis TH, as Dr Bob Hare, would not make the pyschopathy checklist publicly available
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV Open_Final THW use NATO forces to defend sites of significant cultural and historical importance from permanent destruction
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 1 THW criminalize the buyer and not the seller of sexual services.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 2 THBT western liberal democracies should replace their aid programs with an "effective altruism" tax, and give revenue to the most effective available non-governmental organisations or charities.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 3 THW allow victims to significantly reduce the sentence of their wrongdoers.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 4 THW prefer a world in which all art were anonymous over a world where it were always attributed to the artist.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 5 The European Council comprises the heads of state of the member states of the EU, along with the council’s own president and the president of the commission M
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open Open_Semis THBT states should provide citizens with an unconditional income that ensures a lower-middle class standard of living, regardless of their employment status
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open Open_Final Assuming that the technology existed, THW erase history from our collective memory.
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 1 This House would heavily financially incentivise companies to take current prisoners as interns or apprentices
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 2 This House, as a vegan, would actively and persistently seek to convert those around you to veganism or vegetarianism
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 3 This House regrets the large number of UN resolutions issued against Israel (with info slide)
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 4 This House would disproportionately hire African Americans in the US police force
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 Open_Finals This House opposes the commodification of feminism (with info slide)
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 0 Assuming the owners of Ashley Madison refuse to shut down the website, TH as the Impact Team would release the user data
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 1 THW Create Special School for LGBT+ Youths
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 2 THBT democracies should give migrant workers a vote in national elections
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 3 THBT leaders of minority religions within Europe should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from overt public displays of their faith (assuming theologically possible
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 4 THW grant artists a percentage of the resale value of their artwork (the amount the art is sold on for if and when the initial inquirer decides to sell it on
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 5 THBT the NAACP should have encouraged Rachel Dolezal to stay on as the Spokane chapter President
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 6 TH Regrets that South Africa did not turn Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open Open_Semis THBT the International Monetary Fund should require collateral for national bailouts.
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open Open_Final THBT South Africa should ban apartheid symbols and flags, along with those of other oppressive regimes.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 1 THW heavily subsidize art that glorifies the working class.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 2 THW assess pupils on individual academic development instead of standardized examination results.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 3 THBT social media should remove content it deems to be offensive to religions.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 Open_Final THR SCOTUS’s decision to legalize same sex marriage.
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 1 THS the use of signature strikes as part of American military policy.
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 2 THW require that all international debt bailout agreements are approved by a referendum of the country receiving that bailout
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 3 THW tax low-brow entertainment (e.g WWE wrestling, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, mainstream popular music) in order to subsidise high-brow art (e.g. Shakespeare, Bach, some arthouse film)
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 4 THBT a simple majority of the legislature of an established democracy should be able to change or overturn any piece of legislation (including constitutions)
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 5 THW ban working more than 35 hours a week (with no exceptions).
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 Open_Semis THW give control over all aspects education policy to local authorities
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 Open_Final THR the perception of soldiers as heroes.
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 1 THW only give unemployment benefits to individuals if they agreed to relocate to areas where employment is significantly more likely
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 2 THW require superheroes to publicly reveal their identities
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 3 TH, as a Jeff Gordon, would publicly come out
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 4 TH, as Harry Potter, would have used The Imperius Curse on Voldemort and control him to do good for the society
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 5 THW criminalize the use of deep web regardless of the content it is used for
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open Open_Semis THR the glorification of startup culture
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open Open_Final This House as the President of the United States would opt to destroy the alien ship.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 1 TH, as police forces, would accept applicants with a criminal record.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 2 THBT a referendum on Scotland’s independence should include all UK citizens.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 3 TH, as the WW2 Allies, would emphasize the contribution of the Red Army to defeat the Nazis
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 Open_Semis This house would rather declaration of inconsistency than judicial supremacy.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 Open_Final This house believes that every vote in parliament (EU, State…) should be behind the veil of ignorance.
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 1 THW require men to take paternity leave
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 2 THW ban strikes in times of economic instability
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 3 THBT states should ban their citizens from travelling as tourists to countries with poor human rights record
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 4 THW ban convicted criminals from holding elected office
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THW introduce mandatory military service
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2015 1 THW compel all students returning from educational tours in the Nazi extermination camps to participate in an educational tour with the organization “Breaking Silence” (An organization which criticizes IDF actions)
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2016 2 THW compel large companies with paid internship programs (Such as McKinsey and Google) to accept a quota of אוכלוסיות מוחלשות as interns.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2017 3 THW give higher primates protections similar to those given to refugees.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2018 4 THW accept Intel’s proposal.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2019 Open_Final THW, as Japan, ban geishas.
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 1 TH supports the decision of female athletes to use their sexuality to market themselves.
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 2 THW publicly flog the perpetrators of minor sexual misconduct such as harassment and eve teasing.
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 3 THS international commercial surrogacy
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 4 THBT the T should leave the LGB
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 5 THW ban rape pornography
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 Open_Semi THBT states should prosecute sexist or misogynistic comments
2015-05-28 BRAC Bank Great Gender Debates 2015 Open_Final THBT true women's liberation can never coexist with organized religion
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 1 THW deny all government subsidized health benefits for individuals who choose to lead an unhealthy lifestyle
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 2 THW ban all youth wings of political parties in developing countries
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 3 THW give less punishment to the poor for petty crimes
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 4 THW not allow countries undertaking military intervention abroad to harvest natural resources while they are there
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 Open_Semi Assuming the technology exists, THW remove aggression from human behaviour
2015-05-20 Drishty English Debate Championships 2015 Open_Final THW grant protesters the right to use non-lethal weapons to violently, but proportionately retaliate
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 1 THBT monogamy is outdated (Long term exclusive relationships).
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 2 TH prefers that European Jews immigrate to Israel.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 3 THW give the Commission of Future Generations a veto over legislation.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 Open_Semis THW found a state for African Americans, as the 51st American state.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 Open_Final TH regrets the classification of human behaviors (Such as depression, eating disorders, etc.) as diseases.
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 1 THW legalise squatting
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 2 THBT FIFA should comply with the demand that they suspend Israel’s membership of FIFA until Israel allows Palestine to freely compete in international football
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 3 THBT the Turkish government should actively encourage Turkish migrants living in Europe to return to Turkey
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 4 THBT the State should pay for the education of all students at all levels
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 5 THW remove all legal barriers on the selection of embryo’s (including but not limited to selecting on gender, physical or mental disability, etc.)
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 6 THBT newlyweds should take a Rumspringa after one year of marriage
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open Open_Semis THW renationalise essential services that were previously privatised (such as water, electricity and gas)
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open Open_Final THW produce a telenovella about Ataturk’s life that seeks to glorify Kemalism
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 1 THW give development aid only to countries which commit to and demonstrate the implementation of humanitarian values consistent with that of the donor country (for example LGBT rights, women´s rights)
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 2 THW ban the display of art created with the intented purpose or reasonably likely outcome of creating offence
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 3 Assuming that a minimum standard of welfare has been achieved, THBT states should make no further attempt to reduce inequality.
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 4 THBT it is in the interest of the European Union that the United Kingdom leaves
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 5 TH regrets the approach taken by prominent business women of giving advice on succeeding in the business world as it is rather than highlighting the need to drastically change that world
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open Open_Semis THW weight the votes of people within demographic groupings to represent the relative size of each grouping within the general population, not just those who vote (Demographic groupings are characteristics such as race, gender, wealth, age)
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open Open_Final Assuming a technology exists which causes people contemplating committing violent crimes to feel nausea and pain, rendering them unable to think about or commit a crime
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 1 In an ideal feminist world, this house prefers a societal norm of having stay at home dads to a societal norm of having both parents working
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 2 This house supports a heavy-handed military response to xenophobic violence
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 3 TH regrets the rise of the certified artist (as certified through official art schools, degrees, or programmes
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 4 As a black middle-class South African, this house would vote ANC
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 5 Assuming that technology existed that would allow one to transfer years of their natural life (the time one would live, if not cut down unnaturally by disease or accident
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 6 This house would not use images of gratuitous violence as means for political mobilisation
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 7 This house believes that foreign mercenaries, employed by the West, should unionise
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 8 THBT nearby mens and womens prisons should set up regularly scheduled inter-prison activities, including the provision of private rooms for sexual intercourse.
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 9 THW grant independence to [OG picks]
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 1 THW abolish the use of referenda
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 2 THBT the former Eastern bloc countries should not emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 3 THW ban private & public initiatives to search for extra-terrestial intelligence
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 4 THBT the introduction of the Euro was not in Germany’s interest
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 5 THW force all universities to make their lectures free for all and available online
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open Open_Semis THR the creation of the Western canon
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open Open_Final THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants’ religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g., administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.).
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office.
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 1 THBT social media companies (like Google, Facebook or Twitter) should self-censor their content in order to be permitted by authoritarian countries
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 2 THBT national sporting associations should give a lifetime ban to any player convicted of a serious violent crime
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 3 THBT The LGBT movement should abandon the born this way rhetoric
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 4 THBT videos of graphic terrorist atrocities should not be broadcast
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 5 THBT developing countries should refuse to sign any trade treaty which contains ISDS
2015-04-10 Estonian Open Open_Semis THR The Use of Medical Data From Nazi Experiments
2015-04-10 Estonian Open Open_Final TH as US goverment prefers low oil prices (paraphrased)
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants' religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g. administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.)
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THB prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 1 THBT the EU should guarantee membership to seceding regions of member states
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 2 THW grant prison wardens the right to extend prison sentences as a punishment (with info slide)
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 3 THBT the USA should publicly cease its efforts to prevent Iran from developing Nuclear Weapons
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 4 THW force fathers to take paternity leave
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 Open_Finals THW aggressively stream children from an early age, according to academic ability
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 1 THBT political parties' electoral campaigns should only be funded by the state.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 2 THW introduce correct porn viewing lessons in schools.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 3 THW create a Pan Scandinavian-Baltic military alliance.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 4 TH, as a Jew, would leave Europe for Israel.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 5 THW allow long-time cheated spouses to sue the third party for damages.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open Open_Semis THBT the amount of clothes a person can own should be capped.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open Open_Final THBT European officials should not have released the fact that the downing of flight 4U9525 was deliberate.
2015-03-13 National Maidens 1 Assuming a deal were offered, TH as Edward Snowden would take a short prison sentence in order to return to the US
2015-03-13 National Maidens 2 THR the Valorisation of the 1916 Rising
2015-03-13 National Maidens 3 THB former colonial powers should pay reparations to their former colonies
2015-03-13 National Maidens 4 THW posthumously strip Kevin Carter of the Pulitzer Prize
2015-03-13 National Maidens 5 THB African countries with AIDS crises should sue the Catholic church
2015-03-13 National Maidens Open_Semis Assuming some willingly do this already, TH as a super-powered individual would unmask and register
2015-03-13 National Maidens Open_Finals Assuming the land and resources are available, THW establish an independent state for women
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 1 THB existing welfare programs should be replaced by unconditional cash transfers.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 2 THB political polling and major election analytics do more harm than good.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 3 THW not let cities use public funds to construct stadiums for professional sports teams.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 4 THB the U.S. should impose substantial tarriffs on Chinese goods until China ceases all currency manipulation.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 5 THR the success of white artists who co-opt minority dominated music subcultures (e.g. Rap, jazz, hip-hop, etc.)
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 6 THW hold govrenment officials criminally responsible for severe harm to citizens resulting from grossly negligent public policy.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Quarters THR the rise of Choice Feminism.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Semis THB the EU should revoke membership status of any state that withdraws from the Schengen Agreement.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Finals THR "True Crime" entertainment. (e.g. Making a Murderer, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Serial, etc.)
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 1 THW allow single parents convicted of crimes to raise their children in prison
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 2 THW broadcast a welcome message to the alien spacecraft
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 3 THBT all schools in Wales should teach subjects through the medium of Welsh.
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 Open_Final THW not give awards to music or film stars who have committed violent crimes
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 1 This House would allow euthanasia for consenting adults and children
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 2 This House believes that democratic countries should not allow family members of recent presidents to run for office
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 3 This House believes that the EU should introduce a unified tax system for companies
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 4 This House would ban the provision of amnesties for serious crimes commited during wartime
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 5 This House opposes organised religion
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Novice_Final This House would cut all benefits from those able but unwilling to work
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Open_Semi This House would make soldiers, upon return from the battlefield, take a pill that lets them forget about the war
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Open_Final This House believes that capitalism is absolutely incompatible with long term peace
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 1 THBT the EU should openly fund secular, pro-democracy and pro-human rights political parties and civil society groups in countries with oppressive regimes
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 2 THBT the NAACP should publicly condemn white artists who appropriate black culture
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 3 THW require companies that produce pornography to be run by a co-operative of their female performers
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 4 THW transfer complete strategic control of the NHS to a body of experts, appointed by experienced medical practitioners and not accountable to Parliament (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 5 THBT Gov'ts should not publicly discuss anti-terror laws and state security in the wake of terrorist attacks
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV ESL_Final THBT even if human life could be extended indefinitely, society should choose to end their lives at 100 years
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV ProAm_Final THBT that states should not commemorate the veterans of conflicts that are now considered to be unjustified
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Quarters TH, as an up and coming female artist, would publically decline a leading role in a Roman Polanski film (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Semis THW criminalise the use and creation of unauthorised anonymous communication providers and network browsers (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Final TH welcomes the rise of the far left in continental Europe (e.g. Syriza in Greece & Podemos in Spain)
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 1 THW nationalise all pharmaceutical companies in countries with a national health service.
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 2 TH, as the LGBT+ movement, regrets the decline of "gay areas" e.g. Soho, le marais and Chelsea
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 3 THW (partially) staff the police through a rotating National Service.
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 4 THBT states should aggressively pursue housing policy which promotes racial integration. e.g. through council housing allocations
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV Open_Semis THBT states when constructing tax policies should prioritise equality rather than economic growth
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV Open_Final TH regrets the rise of the nation state
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 1 THW grant the unqualified right to assisted suicide to all mentally sound adults.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 2 THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 3 THBT US citizens should select Option B i.e. they should vote to publicly subject the kidnapped officials to enhanced interrogation techniques.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 4 THBT States Should Destroy All Contemporary Works of Art (including but not limited to music, films and paintings) Created by Artists Convicted of Heinous Crimes.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 5 THBT Western States Should Create LGBTQ* Schools
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Novice_Final TH, as the human population of planet X, would choose communism over capitalism.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Quarters THBT low oil prices are good for the West (may not have been the exact wording)
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Semis THS the Creation of Feminist Parties.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Final THBT Western States Should Ban Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 1 THBT men's and women's prisons that are close to each other should have co-ed activity time including sex rooms.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 2 THBT the Palestinian movement should abandon its claim for the right to return in exchange for significant financial reparations
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 3 TH regrets the alliance of liberal political parties with large businesses and financial interests
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 4 THBT minority artists should create street art and other art in public spaces rather than art intended for display in galleries and traditional artistic venues.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 5 THBT on balance, the influence of the internet on journalism has been harmful to society
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 6 THS the rise of Syriza.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Octos THBT the norm of having stay-at-home dads is better for the women's rights movement than that of both parents working
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Quarters
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Semis THBT, on balance, the rapid fall of oil prices has been beneficial to the West
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Finals THBT on balance, the international human rights regime has done more harm than good
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 1 THW ban religious and ideological schools
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 2 THW run simultaneously in or out referenda in all EU member states
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 3 THW ban Zwarte Piet (Black Pete)
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 4 TH, as the WTO, would allow poor countries to establish trade barriers
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open Open_Semis TH, as the USA, would put boots on the ground in Iraq
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open Open_Final (paraphrased) THW ban automation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 2 THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 3 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 4 THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 5 THBT the international community should cut off internet access in Syria
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 6 THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 7 THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 8 THBT the US and EU should seek to promote peace by heavily subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 9 TH, as a medical professional employed by the US military or security sevices, would, and would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Semis THW ban its citizens from visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on tourism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Final THBT progressive politicians in conservative societies should pander to bigots, racists, hardline conservatives and others with regressive views in attempting to win elections
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters THBT the African-American community should actively oppose 'broken windows policies'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Semis THW strictly limit the replacement of workers with technology by companies
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Finals THBT liberal democracies that overthrow the governments of other states should impose power-sharing, even when this severely overrides or delays democratic representation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_1 TH regrets the rise of art that celebrates gaining material wealth
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_2 THBT judges should deliberately misinterpret constitutions to protect important liberties
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Partials THW allow corporations to use hackers to retaliate against cyberattacks where the state seems unwilling or unable to do so
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Octos THBT disadvantaged groups should emphasise their conformity with, rather than distinctiveness from, dominant culture, as a strategy for improving their social position
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Semis THBT all states should create special economic zones in cities, where all economic activities (except the purchase of goods and services) are carried out by women
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Final THBT humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 1 TH, as the Dutch government, would ban all depictions, and the impersonating, of Zwarte Piet
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 2 THW Extend the UK DNA Database to the entire population
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 3 THR the Rise of the Women's Magazine
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 4 TH supports the rise of Social Impact Bonds to fund public projects
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 5 THW, as the Indian Gov't, Cease the Naxalite Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THBT President Obama should prosecute officials that authorised and ordered torture
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV Open_Final In countries where the right to an abortion has been achieved... THBT the right to abortion is no longer a legitimate debate
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 1 THW not allow skilled workers to migrate to the EU from the developing world
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 2 THW require all film companies to practice socially representative film making
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 3 THBT US citizens should select Option B i.e. they should vote to publicly subject the kidnapped officials to enhanced interrogation techniques
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 4 TH supports the creation of feminist political parties
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 5 THBT the Baltic states should ban Russian state-backed TV channels
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Quarters TH supports African Americans who choose to violently protest in response to police brutality
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT universities and student groups should not ban speakers with offensive political views
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT education systems should indoctrinate children to believe they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 1 THW base monetary criminal fines primarily on the income of the perpetrator rather than the severity of the crime
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 2 THBT the EU should abandon its commitment to the principle of open borders between member states.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 3 THBT feminists should support the HeForShe movement.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 4 THBT it is in ASEAN's long term best interests to seek closer ties with China rather than the U.S.A.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 5 THBT the music press should aggressively negatively depict the work of artists, such as John Lennon and Jimmy Page who commit morally reprehensible acts.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Novice_Final THW ban religious charities from proselytising in the developing world.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Open_Semis THS the decision of pop stars such as Lily Allen and Adele to not take part in Band Aid
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Open_Final THW grant an amnesty to those who commit crimes during US race riots so long as they meet the following criteria: 1. They were motivated by a desire to fight social injustice, 2. If property is targeted, it belongs to the apparatus of the state (for example, police cars and government buildings.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 1 THW allow individuals in prison to serve their sentences in the armed forces.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 2 THW not allow sexual assault victims to give up their right to testify in criminal proceedings as part of a civil settlement
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 3 THBT the EU should automatically re-admit regions that secede from member states.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 4 THW require pornography producers to be run by a collective of their female employees.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 5 THW ban the purchase of urban, residential real estate by foreign investors
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Novice_Finals THBT police officers on regular patrol should not carry firearms
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Open_Semis THBT Israel should unilaterally withdraw to the 1967 borders and respect them regardless of future Palestinian actions.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Open_Finals THW allow the Children's Aid Society to force chemotherapy.
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 1 THBT laws about abortion should be decided in women-only referenda
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 2 TH prefers a world in which people do not believe in the existence of God or a divine being
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 3 THBT Putin's interventionist role in global geopolitics is contrary to the interests of the Russian people
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 4 This House Supports the use of tiger parenting techniques
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 5 THBT celebrities should not act as spokespeople for humanitarian issues
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 Open_Semis THW if it was technologically possible erase memory of the idea and events caused by Nazism
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 Open_Final THBT a state's primary obligation is towards its own citizens
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 1 THBT Western Liberal Democracies and their citizens should never pay ransom for those kidnapped by terrorist groups
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 2 THW end the use of jailhouse informants
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 3 THBT minority groups should not appropriate or reappropriate terms that have been used against them as slurs.
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 4 THW allow individuals to opt out of employment provisions and regulations relating to health and safety in return for increased pay
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 5 THW give parents an additional vote for each of their underage children
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Semis THBT Japan should re-develop offensive military capabilities.
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Finals THW financially incentivize vegetarianism.
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 1 THW legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 2 THBT football fans should boycott the 2022 world cup in Qatar
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 3 THBT the US and Iran should ally to fight ISIS
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 4 THW aggressively financially incentivise the enrollment of female students in areas with low female enrollment
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s ESL_Final THBT developed countries should grant an amnesty to illegil immigrants
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s Open_Semis THBT individuals have a right to a basic income regardless of capacity or willingness to work
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s Open_Final THW allow individuals to sue religious organisations for making decisions that harm them
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 1 THW replace all sin taxes with an increase in income tax
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 2 THBT the EU should issue a directive to all its member states to legalise gay marriage
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 3 THW abolish all non-comprehensive schools and require children to attend their geographically closest school.
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 4 THBT sexually assertive female pop stars identifying as feminists is harmful for feminism.
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup Open_Final THBT Western nations should not attend sporting events in countries with bad human rights records
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 1 This House would grant an additional vote to families with children for national elections
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 2 THW hide the diagnosis of pseudo-epilepsy from the patient
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 3 THW submit religious organisations to the full extent of anti-discrimination laws
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 4 THW nationalise social media
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 5 THW show a more prominent role for women in history books
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Novice_Final TH disapproves of movements that aim to further the acceptation of obesity in society
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Semis THW never target civilians in a total war
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Final THBT it is justified for society to demand of migrants that they accept the dominance of existing norms and values
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 1 TH opposes slum tourism
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 2 THBT student unions should never campaign for the censorship of controversial speakers
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 3 THW tax low-brow art to subsidize high-brow art
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 4 TH prefers regional trade agreements to the WTO
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 5 THW allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Novice_Finals TH prefers religions that teach that people are inherently good to religions that teach that people are inherently evil
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Semis THBT the US should sell arms to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Finals TH regrets the prominence of pop culture celebrities in feminist discourse
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 1 THW not punish those who live below the poverty line for economic crimes, e.g. theft
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 2 TH, as a superhero, would agree to use their powers solely in service of the democratic state
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 3 THS the objectification of men in popular culture.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 4 THW require that any houses or apartments left vacant for six months or more be surrendered to the State.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 5 THBT Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THBT Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Final Assuming the existence of a gay gene, THW disproportionately favour embryos that possess it in IVF.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THW prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Semis THS the New Atheism movement
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT unpaid domestic workers should strike for state pay
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 1 THBT in order for a law to be enacted, it should have to be passed by the legislature and then by a body chosen at random from eligible voters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 2 THBT press agencies should not purchase or publish the work of freelance war reporters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 3 THBT the EU should suspend Hungary’s membership rights.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 4 This house, as the gay community, regrets the existence of Grindr
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 5 This house would deny public funding to parties with explicitly ethnic-based membership or platforms
2014-11-08 Durham Open 1 THW ban religious organizations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 2 THBT democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 3 TH, as a feminist, would oppose products marketed to help women protect themselves from date rape.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 4 THBT Arab-Israelis who successfully seek election to the Knesset should opt not to take up that seat.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 5 THBT the state should construct false historical narratives that promote social cohesion (e.g. racial and religious tolerance)
2014-11-08 Durham Open Novice_Final There is a potion which can stop you falling in love. TH, as an 18 year old, would take the potion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Semis THBT true women’s liberation is incompatible with the existence of organized religion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Final THBT FB should manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to promote progressive content.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 1 THBT the interests of the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia is best served through participation in ethnic Macedonian parties.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 2 THW ban all medical procedures intended to change an individual's racial appearance.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 3 TH supports the US's use of drones to eliminate terrorist targets.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 4 THBT homosexual football players from top western leagues should publicly declare their sexuality
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 5 TH supports the radical redistribution of wealth.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open Open_Final This House Would suspend the right of free movement of people in the EU.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 1 THBT the EU should send a single unified team to the next world cup.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 2 THW criminalise all forms of high school bullying (including physical, verbal, written, cyber bullying and boycotting)
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 3 THBT donations to disease charities should be redistributed among these disease charities according to the number of people affected by each disease.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 4 THS the use of feminist catch phrases about freedom, empowerment and choice in advertisement of fashion and beauty products.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 5 THBT governments should tax individual income out of labour (paid salary) significantly less than individual's income generated out of capital (which includes inheritance, real estate, stock portfolios, etc.)
2014-11-08 Tilbury House Open_Semis THBT the German government should significantly fund films and tv shows that sympathetically depict the narratives of non-Jewish German civilians under the Nazi regime.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House Open_Final This house would ban anti EU parties from participating in the EU elections.
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 1 THW abolish all corporate income tax
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 2 THS affirmative action for male educators
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 3 THW legalize entrapment
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 4 THS substantial corporate funding for university research
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 5
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Semis THBT international news organizations should report equally on all geographic regions to all audiences.
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Finals THS the use of private military contractors in the developing world.
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 1 THW limit private land ownership
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 2 THW abolish prisons
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 3 TH regrets the concept of an afterlife
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 4 THW allow private entities to discriminate on grounds that are forbidden for the state to discriminate on (or words to that effect)
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 5 THBT western media should refuse to publicise videos or events designed to generate terror
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 Open_Semi THW allow retired parents to seek support payments from their adult children
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 1 THB that states should no longer fund or own public broadcasters, such as the BBC, NERIT or PBS
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 2 TH welcomes the rise of art that celebrates a lack of economic wealth
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 3 THBT Google, Youtube and social media platforms should remove content which is deemed as insulting to religion
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 4 TH supports Greek youth violently protesting against Trojka mandated austerity measures
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 5 THW lift all limits on international migration
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open Open_Semis THBT international courts should punish states with the capacity to prevent crimes against humanity, but do not do so
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open Open_Final THW significantly lower labour regulations for youth in EU areas with high youth unemployment
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 1 THW ban all political donations by corporations
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 2 THBT Miley Cyrus' sexualised performances (such as Wrecking Ball) are a victory for feminism
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 3 THW unconditionally lift non-arms related sanctions on North Korea
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 4 TH Supports Vigilanteism in high crime areas
2014-10-26 SDA Novices Open_Final THBT the UK should unilateraly remove all restrictions on immigration from its former colonies
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 1 THW force companies to pay their interns
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 2 THW out closeted LGBT sports stars
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 3 THW allocate votes inversely proportional to wealth (where everyone gets at least one vote)
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 4 THW allow single parents to raise their children in prison
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Semis THBT the West should use ground troops against the Islamic State
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Final THW require British political parties to field 50% female candidates in national elections
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 1 THW allow individuals to grant amnesty to criminals for crimes they committed against them
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 2 THW break up banks that are deemed too big to fail
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 3 THBT the LGBTQ lobby should make up evidence that prominent anti-LGBTQ rights campaigners are, themselves LGBTQ
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 4 THBT developing nations should hold the Catholic Church financially liable for the medical expenses of Catholic HIV/AIDS victims in areas where the church campaigns against condom use
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 5 THW ban dating services built around matching rich men/women with younger men/women
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open Open_Semis THBT Serbia should immediately cut off political and economic ties with the Russian Federation
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open Open_Final THW immediately evacuate all relics off cultural or historical import currently located in unstable countries to stable Western nations
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 1 THW require parents to vaccinate their children, except where doing so is not in the child's medical interest
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 2 THW ban the paying of ransom insurance in the case of kidnapping
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 3 THW impose very high taxes on the rich, even when doing so will not increase total tax revenues
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 4 THBT feminist campaigns directed specifically at men are harmful to the feminist cause
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 5 THBT the IMF and the World Bank should not make debt relief for highly indebted poor countries conditional on trade liberalisation
2014-10-18 SOAS IV ESL_Final THW offer full amnesty to any European citizen currently fighting on behalf of ISIL as long as they immediately return to Europe
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THBT the state has a duty to provide the long term unemployed with lasting employment which pays at least the minimum wage
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Semis THR Lara Croft
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Final THS a federal UK
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 1 THBT retired parents should be allowed to seek alimony payments from their adult children.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 2 THBT western media outlets should collectively decline to cover any ISIS actions primarily intended to attract western attention (e.g. Hostage takings/executions)
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 3 THBT copyright of photographic art featuring individuals or communities of people should belong to those people, not the artist.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 4 THBT the trans movement should actively seek to separate themselves, their issues and their collective identity from the LGBTQ movement in their campaigns and in the public consciousness.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup Open_Final THBT military conscription should be regarded as a war crime.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 1 THW prioritise dealing with the consequences of climate change rather than preventing it
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 2 THW set the burden of proof in criminal trials to "balance of probabilities" rather than "beyond reasonable doubt".
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 3 THR that companies such as Facebook and Apple have offered to pay for elective egg freezing for their employees.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 4 THBT companies like H&M and Primark should hire half as many factory workers in the developing world but pay them twice as much.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 5 THBT people who go bankrupt should have their finances managed by the state for five years.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Novice_Final THW only allow those who pass a political awareness exam to vote.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Open_Semis THW impose the death penalty for pretty crime, if we knew that it would be 100% effective in deterring pretty crime and would never be used.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Open_Final THBT the EU should abandon its aim to establish an "ever closer union".
2014-10-17 Turku Open 1 THBT the EU should make English the primary language of instruction for all students above the age of 14
2014-10-17 Turku Open 2 TH supports violent revolution in countries with severe economic inequality
2014-10-17 Turku Open 3 THW ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
2014-10-17 Turku Open 4 ΤΗΒΤ on balance the invention of nuclear weapons was beneficial for the world.
2014-10-17 Turku Open 5 TH would make bidding to host major sporting events conditional on winning a local public referendum.
2014-10-17 Turku Open Open_Semis THBT parents should push their kids to achieve, even if that comes at the expense of their child’s happiness.
2014-10-17 Turku Open Open_Final THW take the red pill.
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW transfer all state funding for elite sportspersons to youth academies
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT war journalists should be forced to reveal their sources in international criminal tribunals (including the International Criminal Court) trying cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THW publicly disclose all salaries
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 4 THW create separate schools for LGBTQ youth
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THW consider senior politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues, thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Novice_Finals THB the media should show images of Islamic State attrocities in their full brutality
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THBT democratic states dominated by hegemonic political parties should forcibly break up those parties
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THR the way that brutal antiterrorism tactics have been portrayed in Western film and television media
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals TH, as Turkey, would intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war.
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 1 THW impose a tax on unhealthy foods
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 2 TH believes that animal rights activists should launch a campaign of sabotage and property destruction to further the cause of animal rights.
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 3 THW legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 4 TH, as a parent with the financial means to do so, would not send their child to private school
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Novice_Final THW make voting compulsory
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Open_Semis THW only imprison individuals who have committed violent crimes and pose a continuing threat to society
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Open_Final TH regrets the characterisation of soldiers as heroes
2014-10-06 Yale IV 1 THO the American charter school movement
2014-10-06 Yale IV 2 THW cooperate with any leader or regime to defeat non-state actors that systematically violate human rights
2014-10-06 Yale IV 3 THR the rise of dating and other websites that allow individuals to rate others based on past romantic interactions (e.g. Lulu)
2014-10-06 Yale IV 4 THBT institutional art credentials are bad for art
2014-10-06 Yale IV 5 TH, as an emerging democracy, would suppress domestic media providers in favour of international media providers
2014-10-06 Yale IV 6 THBT universities and other stakeholders should primarily consider teaching ability rather than research outputs when awarding tenure and allocating academic funding
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Quarters THW facilitate religious prosletysation in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Semis THS the use of forced population transfers that create separate, ethnically homogenous states as a solution to prolonged ethnic conflict
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Finals THBT, in the face of police repression, protesters have a right to non-lethal, but violent, proportional retaliation
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 1 THBT governments should negotiate with terrorists when their citizens are taken hostage by terrorist groups
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 2 THW allow international commercial surrogacy
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 3 THS “No Platform” policies in student unions
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 4 THW pay reparations to former mining communities in the UK
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 5 THBT government regulation agencies should be allowed to break up banks, like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC, that are deemed ’too big to fail’.
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis THBT governments should prioritise economically productive public spending over investing in arts, humanities, etc. when deciding on their budget.
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final TH, as the UK Labour party, would participate in a cross party initiative to reform the Human Rights Act.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 1 THW legalize the sale of organs, blood and marrow
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 2 THW never arm or finance rebel groups as a tactic of war.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 3 THBT universities should abolish all committees that deal with sexual crimes against their students and defer to the Police
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 4 THBT FIFA should revoke the 2018 World Cup from Russia
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 5 THBT police forces should accurately reflect the racial demographic of the population they protect.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 6 THBT men should not hold leadership postitions within women's rights and feminist organizations.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Semis THBT United States would suspend all foreign aid to Israel unless they withdraw from the West Bank
2014-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Finals THBT individuals have an obligation not to consume artwork from artists that have committed highly immoral actions.
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 1 This house, as a justice of the US Supreme Court, would not use their position to push their own social agenda.
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 2 This house believes that efforts to include characters with mental illnesses in popular media actively harms people with those conditions.
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 3 This house believes New Zealand should implement a tax on carbon emissions.
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 4 This house believes that Iran should adopt a pro-Western foreign policy
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 5 This house would delegate authority over the preservation of te reo to iwi.
2014-09-06 Joynt Scroll 2014 6 This house would prohibit research into human augmentation designed to facilitate transhumanism.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 1 This house would pay additional benefits to families on welfare according to their child’s performance in school.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 2 This house supports two-party political systems over multi-party political systems.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 3 This house would ban international aid charities from using senational, graphic, or overly-emotional images of suffering in fundraising and advertising campaigns.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 4 This house believes that EU member states should nationalise all their oil and gas resources in order to surrender total ownership and control of them to an EU-run energy agency.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 5 This house believes that states of the former Yugoslavia should not commemorate the events of the Yugoslav Wars.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 6 This house would introduce blind voting.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 7 This house would require of police departments that the ethnic composition of their arrests match the ethnic composition of the population in their jurisdiction.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 8 This house believes that micro-finance organisations (including, but not limited to: NGOs, charities and development banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 9 This house believes that states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Tiebreak This house would make membership in a labour union compulsory for every worker.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Quarters This house would require companies to place images of animal suffering on all products or food whose production harmed or killed animals.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Semis This house believes that leaders of minority religions in Europe should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from public displays of their faith.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Final THW, assuming it was technically feasible, remove the ability of soldiers to feel fear
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Quarters This house believes that supreme/constitutional courts should not have the power to strike down legislation.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Semis This house believes that the United States of America should invade, and forcibly partition Iraq.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Finals This House believes that feminist movement should oppose military interventions which claim to further women's rights
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 1 THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single, tradable permit to have a child.
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 2 THW launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 3 THBT states should seek to prioritise reducing income inequality over GDP growth
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 4 THBT states should pay reparations to minorities, who are citizens, that the state has previously oppressed
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 5 THBT the EU member states should sanction any state that ignores ECJ rulings.
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV Open_Semis TH belives that militaries are justified in directing their troops to use the Hannibal procedure
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV Open_Final TH regrets the increased mechanization of manual labor
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 1 THBT the media should show the full horrors of war
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 2 TH supports Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" album cover
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 3 THW take away the right to host the 2018 World Cup from Russia
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 4 THW enforce affirmative action of the poor, rather than minorities
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 5 TH, as the USA, would withdraw all of its financial and military aid from Israel
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open Open_Semis THW prosecute women whose lifestyle severely endangers their future child’s quality of life
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open Open_Final TH regrets the rise of consumerism
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 1 THBT state health care providers should offer and fund faith-based treatment options.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 2 THW allow the homeless to seize long-term unoccupied properties.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 3 TH supports the recasting of male action heroes and superheroes as female.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 4 TH believes that populist parties (such as UKIP, theTea Party Movement and the 5 Star movement) are good for democracy.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 5 TH would implement the death penalty for crimes against humanity.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV Open_Final TH as an Israeli would refuse to join the Israel Defence Force.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 1 THBT, without religion, there are basically no values
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 2 THW follow the prophet (m/f)
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 3 THW not take the drug.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 4 TH, as the Evangelical Church in Germany, would not baptise children.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 5 THW in this religiously conservative society actively engage in religious activities and events (attend worshop ceremonies, share blessings, say prayers).
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament Open_Final THW not offer theology at state universities
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 1 THBT developing countries should never hold major international sporting events
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 2 THR the rise of internet piracy
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 3 THW require quotas of female and minority candidates for judicial appointments
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 4 THW Ban any public commemoration of the centenary of WW1
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 5 THR the rise of hookup apps
2014-08-02 Imperial IV Open_Semis THBT Elizabeth Warren should aggressively challenge Hilary Clinton for the presidency
2014-08-02 Imperial IV Open_Final THBT The British Government should publish the communications in their entirety
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 1 THB the EU should allow freedom of movement within its borders to Syrian refugees
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 2 THB the EU and other western powers should join the US embargo against Cuba until it transitions to a multi party democracy
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 3 THBT it is legitimate for Israel to unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities if current talks fail
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 4 THW replace the ICC with regional courts to prosecute crimes against humanity
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open Open_Final THBT NATO should militarily intervene to assist the Ukrainian government in suppressing the separatist rebels in the eastern province
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 1 THBT people have a moral duty to stop chanting words like “puto” or “maricón” (faggot) at sporting events
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 2 THBT we should prohibit public hospitals to proscribe alternative treatments (like homeopathic treatments, accupuncture or Bach flower remedies)
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 4 THW ban the use of circus animals
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 5 THW ban the sales of complex financial products
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 6 THW penalise a person who knows they have HIV and has sexual contacts with others without informing them
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 8 THBT smokers should cover the costs of their medical treatments
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 9 THBT the Mexican government (and others in military situations) should take steps to prevent people travelling in life-threatening ways like "La Bestia"
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) ESL_Final THW eliminate migration barriers
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Octos TH, if presented with a choice between holding the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar or not holding the World Cup at all that year, would choose not to hold the World Cup in 2022.
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Quarters THW eliminate the minimum wage
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Semis esta casa dejaría en manos de los ciudadanos, a través del voto directo en referendos
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Final THB it is just that citizens create their own armed groups when the state fails to protect them from organised crime
2014-07-24 Boddencup 1 THBT, western democracies should send military ground forces against the organisation ISlamic State (formerly ISIS)
2014-07-24 Boddencup 2 THW not invest in research and development that has the delay of the aging process as its sole purpose.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 3 THW welcome the worldwide introduction of soylent or similar mixtures as a nutritional standard or staple food.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 4 THBT you should use the beliefs of your fellow human beings to promote and establish socially progressive norms in society.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 5 THW temporarily suspend Hungary’s EU membership
2014-07-24 Boddencup Open_Semis THW impose extra (penalty) taxes on products that cannot be proven to have been produced under fair-trade conditions.
2014-07-24 Boddencup Open_Final THBT the United Nations as an idea have failed by now (auf mittelbare Zeit)
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 1 THW Prosecute The Parents/Guardians of Obese Children For Neglect
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 2 THB States Should Ensure That Their Police Forces are Roughly Proportionally Representative of the Diversity of Race & Religion of the Local Population
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 3 THB The European Union Should Immediately And Aggressively Accelerate The Accession of Ukraine
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 4 THW Allow Formula 1 Teams to Race a Third Car, Provided at Least 1 of the Drivers is Female
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 5 THB Religious Institutions Should Not be Entitled to Any Exemption From Anti-Discrimination Laws
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open Open_Semis THB one should not be entitled to seek removal of any links to any data irrespective of their being ‘‘inadequate, irrelevant or excessive“
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open Open_Final THB the state should provide no further services beyond those of basic law and order
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 1 Should parents’ votes carry more weight in elections?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 2 Should cultural institutes be self-sufficient?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 3 Should combat sports/martial arts be forbidden?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM Open_Final Should development aid only be given in the form of knowledge transfer?
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 1 This House believes men should have the right to refuse paternal financial obligations towards pregnancies they did not consent to.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 2 This House believes individuals have the right to be forgotten.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 3 This House would abandon the use of economic sanctions as a tool for achieving political aims
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 4 This House discredits portrayal of Disney princesses
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 5 This House would allow 3rd World countries to choose to be reinstated as a colony.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Novice_Final Infoslide: you have the ability to know when and how people are going to die. THW not tell anyone
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Open_Semis This House would allow drug addicts to file class action suits against their state, for their condition.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Open_Final This House would disband the Vatican as a state.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 1 This house would ban schools from catering to a specific religion (such as Catholic schools, Hebrew schools or Muslim schools)
2014-07-11 BBU Open 2 This house believes that Brazilian footballers should have boycotted the entire 2014 World Cup.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 3 THW allow inmates to pay for substantially better prison conditions.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 4 THW revoke the citizenship of Western citizens who travel to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 5 THBT western European states should adopt the eastern European ban on all Communist symbols.
2014-07-11 BBU Open Open_Semis Assuming the technology to do so safely and easily exist, THW force everyone to undergo periodical sex changes.
2014-07-11 BBU Open Open_Final You are a scientist. You have discovered absolute conclusive proof that God does not exist. This house would destroy the information.
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 1 Should the Catholic Church make its members to elect the new pope?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 2 Should debaters who win their first ZEIT DEBATTE stop participating in these tournaments as speakers?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 3 Should wearing national symbols like flags, colours, make up, costumes and sports shirts be banned during international sport events?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup Open_Final Should journalists be banned from participating actively (as speakers or writers) in political or scientific events?
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 1 THW allow the use of nootropics for academic and professional purposes
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 2 Given the rise of the Islamic State, THW support military intervention in Syria and Iraq
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 3 THBT newly industrialized countries should not host international sporting events
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 4 TH supports the implementation of Liquid Democracy via digital voting
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 5 THW push the button (to end all life on earth)
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP Open_Final THW give up on climate change prevention and would instead focus on climate change adaptation
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.1 THW have scientists make environmental policies, not politicians
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.2 THBT humanism should disassociate from atheism
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.3 THW nationalise porn
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.1 THBT LGBT should split into its constituent parts
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.2 THW teach sex positions explicitly for pleasure in sex education lessons
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.3 THBT the US should assassinate the five Taliban prisoners released in return for Bowe Bergdahl so that the US will never negotiate with terrorists
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.1 TH, as the US government, would create a separate Kurdish state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.2 THW only show films that pass the Bechdel test
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.3 THW give equal coverage to mens’ and womens’ sport
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.1 THBT the Mexican government should support vigilante groups
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.2 THW remove the 9th clause from the Japanese constitution
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.3 THW require all photoshopped images to be labelled
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.1 THW reallocate names randomly
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.2 THW allow simulated child pornography
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.3 THW reduce US cultural domination
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.1 THW decrease womens’ income tax
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.2 THW aggressively hire ex-soldiers as teachers
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.3 THBT Palestinians should accept demilitarisation in exchange for US recognition as a state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.1 THW ban private schools
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.2 THW continue to drill the Arctic
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.3 THW give house arrest for non-violent offenders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.1 THW not have set up the ICTY after the dissolution of Yugoslavia
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.2 THBT Greece should immediately default and leave the Euro
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.3 THW get councils to put out tenders for all NHS services in a local area
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.1 THB liberal and progressive groups should stop saying “Check your privilege”
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.2 THW prevent guilty nations of human rights violations from hosting sporting events
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.3 THW abolish government funding of art
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.1 THW send female diplomats to gender inequality countries
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.2 THBT Mossad should covertly assassinate Syrian rebel leaders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.3 TH regrets the commercialisation of indigenous cultures
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_1 THW abolish Oxbridge
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_2 THB that the UN should ban impartial small arms embargos
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Final THB that the Iraqi government should issue oil dividends to its citizens
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 1.1 Paternity leave should be equal to maternity leave
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 1.2 Students should get their basic study grant back.
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 2.1 Large banks should be split into smaller ones
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 2.2 We should prosecute homegrown Jihadis
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 3.1 More financial support for students is preferable over travel subsidies
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 3.2 The state should get a monopoly on prostitution
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 4.1 We should get a European army
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 4.2 The Netherlands should impose a maximum wage
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 5.1 We should add the P of paedophilia to the LGBT movement
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 5.2 Women older than forty should not have children
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Semi_1 The Dutch people should select the coach of the national football team
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Semi_2 A (very) high tax on inheritance would be just
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Final Greenpeace should be banned
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 1 THW abolish all limitations on freedom of speech
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 2 THW ignore the snake and not eat from the fruit
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 3 TH welcomes double nationalities.
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 4 TH condemns the progressive marketisation of our health care system
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) Open_Final THW boycott the football World Cup in Brasil
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 1 THW ban all procedures to alter one's racial appearance.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 2 THW require all licenses for ethically controversial scientific experiments to be approved by a majority of a randomly selected group of citizens
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 3 THW legalise commercial surrogacy.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 4 THBT sex education in schools should teach techniques for pure sexual gratification (including but not limited to: anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratifcation, and masturbation).
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 5 THW provide disproportionate financial incentives to make life choices which directly conflict with traditional gender roles.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open Open_Semis THW require that religious organisations and leaders remain politically neutral.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open Open_Final THW privatise the distribution of welfare.
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 1 THW criminalise the purchase of sex
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 2 THBT seats in the UK Parliament should be based on competitive, merit-based, examinations rather than elections
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 3 THBT The Palestinian people should abandon claims to independent statehood and publicly demand the merger of Palestine and Israel into a single democratic state
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 4 THW remove the exemption for religious organisations from anti-discrimination legislation (such as the Equalities Act 2010)
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 5 THBT the United States Government should pay reparations to the descendants of former slaves
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 1 THW publicly designate men's rights movements as hate groups and monitor them accordingly
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 2 THW act now to prevent quantum computing becoming a reality
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 3 TH, as Israel and the USA, would extend heavy military and economic aid to (only) Syrian rebel groups who publicly endorse immediate peace with Israel
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 4 THW, as Ed Milliband, ignore the referendum result, and remain in the EU
2014-06-07 Bristol Open Open_Final TH supports Kanye West‘s use of the Confederate flag
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 1 THW abolish Gesinnungsstrafrecht (additional attitude/mindset penalties for crimes commited, e.g. hate crimes)
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 2 THW give citizens the right to change their identities without giving justification
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 3 THBT Putin’s conduct of the Crimea crisis was in Russia’s strategic interest
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 4 TH is a citizen of a western liberal democracy that rejects discrimination on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. TH would boycott works from artists (painters, musicians, movie directors, etc.) that personally hold discriminatory views, even when you like their art
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 5 TH regrets the increasing classification of human behaviour as illnesses
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 6 THW, as part of awareness campaigns about rape and sexual violence, inform women of potentially risky behaviour (like alcohol consumption or choice of clothing)
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 7 TH, as the European Union, would introduce defence mechanisms agains anti-EU parties
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) ESL_Final THBT it is time for Germany to take more on miiltary responsibility in the world
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Quarters : THBT liberal democracies should not treat disclosure of information to the public as treason.
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Semis : THW temporarily recolonise former colonies that have developed into “failed states”
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Final THBT current day’s political correctness does more harm than good
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 1 This house would ban religious schools.
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 2 This house believes France and Britain should support a permanent common EU seat in the UN Security Council in exchange for their seats.
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 3 Assuming it is technologically possible, this house would require individuals in liberal democracies to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 4 This house supports an unconditional basic income
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice Open_Final This house believes a healthy democracy needs term limits for heads of government
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 1 This house would fund cosmetic plastic surgery.
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 2 This House Believes that juries should only include individuals that are from the same socio-economic class as the defendant
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 3 This house believes that international sporting events, such as the Olympics or Football World Cup, should not be held in countries with poor human rights records.
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 4 This house applauds the rise of pop songs by female artists that glorify assertive female sexuality
2014-05-30 TechOpen 1 THW implement a full ban on burqas
2014-05-30 TechOpen 2 TH, as the European Union, would suspend Hungary's EU-membership if they do not reform within a set period of time.
2014-05-30 TechOpen 3 THW create Hamsterdams in cities with a high level of drug use
2014-05-30 TechOpen 4 THW allow virtual child pornography
2014-05-30 TechOpen Open_Semis THW Implement the Prime Directive
2014-05-30 TechOpen Open_Final TH, as the Palestinian people, would launch a Third Intifada
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 1 Should we introduce diversity quota, rather than women’s quota?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 2 (inkl.Factsheet) Should we reserve prostheses and implants for people with physical deficiencies?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 3 Should companies have to justify the labour conditions of their suppliers in their yearly financial reports?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup Open_Final Should the European Court of Justice be given the power to annul national laws that violate European values upon request of the European Parliament?
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 1 THW allow family members of drug addicts to force the addicts to go into rehab
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 2 THW rather invest in nuclear energy than in “green” (renewable) energy
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 3 THBT criminal law should not take retribution into account as a criteria for punishment
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 4 THBT the west should put heavy sanctions on Russia until Putin abdicates and democratic elections are held
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi Open_Final TH, as the Catholic Church, would use elections to select its next pope
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 1 THBT parents should monitor the electronic communications of their children, for example by installing spyware, requiring their children to give them their passwords, or reading browser histories
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 2 THW take away essential service givers' (such as policemen, firemen and doctors) right to strike
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 3 TH regrets the campaign to remove Brendan Eich from office
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 4 THW allow the parliament to pass retroactive laws with a 2/3 majority
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 5 THBT developing countries should ban aid organizations from religious proselytizing
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open Open_Semis THBT The death of newspapers and news print media would be a net good
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open Open_Final THBT the education system should stream children according to their abilities from a young age
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 1 THW prohibit works of art that undermine/go against morality
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 10 THW make participating in sports activities mandatory
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 11 THW permit the state discretionary eavesdropping on its citizens
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 12 THW put a cap on the salaries of top athletes
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 13 THW make the payment of family allowances conditional on school attendance
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 14 THW resist the supremacy of English by any means available
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 2 THW ban commercials
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 3 THW introduce a “capability vote”
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 4 THW prohibit sex changes
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 5 THW ban pornography
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 6 THW impose a DNA database
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 7 THW prohibit all motor vehicles
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 8 THW grant legal personality to animals
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 9 THW ban online dating sites
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 1 Should grades be abolished?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 2 Should E-sports be recognised, promoted and valued as equals to other sports?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 3 Should news media be banned from reporting on threats of terrorist attacks?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup Open_Final Should kindergartens actively combat gender roles?
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 1 THW put high taxes on unhealthy products
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 2 THW ban TV shows that objectify women
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 3 THBT regions should always be able to call a referendum for independence
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 4 THB in a state that only provides the most basic services
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 5 TH, as the EU, would force its member states to rcognise gay marriages
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi Open_Final THW give highly advanced artificial intelligence the same rights as humans
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 1 In instances where utterances of a minor amount to hate speech, THS the public shaming of the parent rather than the minor.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 2 THBT developing countries should hold the Catholic church financially liable for the medical expenses of AIDS victims in areas where the church campaigns against condom use.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 3 As the South African government, THW explicity oppose the use of the word "apartheid" in describing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 4 THW, by worker referendum, allow employees to set the salaries of their top executives.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 5 THW create an age-restricted rating that warns the audience when a film has failed the Bechdel Test.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 6 THBT gay judges or legal experts who meaningfully contribute to legalizing gay marriage are morally obligated to publicly reveal their sexual orientation.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 7 THW ban all private campaign contributions and instead implement a voucher system, wherein every citizen of voting age would receive a R600 voucher that can only be used to finance political campaigns of the citizen's choosing.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 8 THW require universities to write-off the student debt of any student who graduates in good academic standing but is unable to find a job despite actively seeking employment.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 9 THR Americans' recent and unprecedented opposition to military intervention.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 1 THW substantially lower labour regulations for young people in areas with high youth unemployment.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 2 THBT internet piracy has done more good than harm.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 3 THBT the European Union should guarantee membership to regions of member states that secede from their parent state.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 4 TH supports hydraulic fracturing.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 5 THW implement tradable quotas for asylum seekers within the European Union.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup Open_Semis TH supports Athletic Bilbao's cantera policy.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup Open_Final THW create a common history curricula for the entire European Union.
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 1 THW legalise the sale and purchase of human organs
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 2 THW allocate public housing and use financial incentives (e.g. rent subsidies) to maintain a minimum quota of ethnic groups in all areas of the country
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 3 THW ban the use of photoshop in magazines and advertising
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 4 THBT the USA should withdraw from NATO
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 5 THW lower income tax and impose higher wealth taxes (e.g. on inheritance, property and other assets) instead
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open Open_Final THW build Dostoevsky's edifice
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 1 Should universities stop giving out honours or titles for which no scientific labour or standards were met (e.g. honourary doctors title)?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 2 Should Spartengewerkschaften (craft unions) be abolished? Spartengewerkschaften abgeschafft werden?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 3 Should providing arms to the citizens of another state be outlawed under international law?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 4 Should landowners be the owners of all natural resources (Bodenschätze) in their ground?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 5 Should media be banned from publishing information about the sexual preferences or orientations of public figures without their cons