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Date Tournament Round Motion
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.
2019-04-13 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.

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