2013 (and earlier) Motions

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Date Tournament Round Motion
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) 1 THW include children with special needs into regular school classes
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) 2 TH, as a former communist state, would remove the monuments of the former regime
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) 3 THBT holding the Olympics is not worth it for the host country
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) 4 THBT sanctions are a good way of implementing democracy
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) 5 THW not undress (with an info slide)
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) Open_Semis In today’s world, THW choose a craft rather than the university education
2013-12-21 Decemberac (beginners tournament) Open_Final THW not read fairy tales to children
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV 1 THW financially compensate children who fail to achieve employable grades at school
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV 2 THW establish quotas for immigrants on national sports teams
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV 3 THB the European Union should lower the entry requirements and fast-track accession procedures for the Ukraine and other nations in the Caucasus
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV 4 THB the USA should withdraw from its defensive pact with Japan in the East China Sea
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV 5 THBT lack of Intent should not be considered a legitimate defence in hate speech trials
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THBT governments should take public steps to disrupt and discredit the use of cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin)
2013-12-20 Birmingham IV Open_Final THBT South Africans should engage in a frank and critical discussion of the life achievements and legacy of Nelson Mandela, rather than continue to uncritically revere him
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open 1 THBT foreign Western governments should stop attempting to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open 2 THBT First Ladies/Gentlemen should not publicly advocate for policies or political positions during their partner's term in office
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open 3 THBT schools should avoid instilling a sense of patriotism
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open 4 THW allow jury nullification
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open Open_Semis THW charge George W. Bush with war crimes for the CIA's actions in his terms
2013-12-19 Jerusalem Open Open_Final THBT policy pertaining to religion in the public sphere in Israel should be set on a local level
2013-12-19 Tournament without a name (Macedonian-Greek exchange tournament) 1 THW ban international adoption
2013-12-19 Tournament without a name (Macedonian-Greek exchange tournament) 2 THW organise Alternative Olympics to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in order to protest anti-LGBT laws in Russia
2013-12-19 Tournament without a name (Macedonian-Greek exchange tournament) 3 THBT Pope Francis I should openly endorse radical left political parties and candidates
2013-12-19 Tournament without a name (Macedonian-Greek exchange tournament) Open_Final THW ban re-election of politicians that did not fulfil their promises
2013-12-14 KCL IV 1 THBT foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds (race, religion, etc)
2013-12-14 KCL IV 2 THBT politicians should not have public profiles on twitter and other social networking sites
2013-12-14 KCL IV 3 You are an immigrant (asylum seeker?) from a non-Western country. You are offered full and immediate citizenship of the EU and the US. The offers are the only two that you have and are mutually exclusive. You do not know where you will live in either union. Your native and only language is spoken in neither. Motion: THW opt for the EU
2013-12-14 KCL IV 4 TH supports soldier-run free schools
2013-12-14 KCL IV Open_Semis THBT the US should overturn its blanket ban on negotiating with terrorists
2013-12-14 KCL IV Open_Final As an atheist, THW proselytise
2013-12-14 Leiden Novice Tournament 1 THW stop streaming children in secondary schools based on intelligence
2013-12-14 Leiden Novice Tournament 2 THW make parents legally responsible for their children's crimes
2013-12-14 Leiden Novice Tournament 3 This house believes that governments should never pay ransoms
2013-12-14 Leiden Novice Tournament Open_Final THW ban all media (such as music, films and videogames) which glorify misogyny
2013-12-14 Streitkultur Cup 1 Do we need a third vote (Die Drittstimme)
2013-12-14 Streitkultur Cup 2 Should natural disasters and extreme weather in the future be named after politicians that are against combatting climate change?
2013-12-14 Streitkultur Cup 3 Should the state treat all religions equally?
2013-12-14 Streitkultur Cup Open_Final Should Germany boycott the Sochi Olympics?
2013-12-13 BGU IV 1 THBT Times Magazine should have chosen Miley Cyrus to be person of the year
2013-12-13 BGU IV 2 TH, as the US, would abandon the Israeli-Palestinian Cause
2013-12-13 BGU IV 3 THW wage war using only games fought via computers
2013-12-13 BGU IV 4 THBT governments should not regulate the use of any new currency
2013-12-13 BGU IV 5 In memory of Nelson Mandela: The year is 1985, THS Paul Simon in breaking the cultural boycott of Apartheid South Africa (for the making of the future Graceland album in collaboration with black musicians)
2013-12-13 BGU IV Open_Final THBT Pope Francis as the head of the Catholic Church will end up causing more harm than good
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV 1 THW forcibly relocate indigenous peoples where their presence prevents the extraction/utilization of valuable resources
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV 2 TH supports private ownership of 3D printers
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV 3 TH regrets the branding of Burka Avenger as a feminist icon
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV 4 TH, as Pope Francis, would allow women to become priests
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV 5 THB, in times of economic crisis, economic bodies should (strategically) withhold information that may damage market confidence
2013-12-13 Tilbury House IV Open_Final TH welcomes the rise of art, music and film that celebrates lack of economic wealth
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 2 THW provide financial incentives to individuals leading a vegetarian lifestyle
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 3 THBT FIFA should reallocate the 2022 World Cup from Qatar to a country with a superior human rights record
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 4 THBT major Hollywood studios should increase the number of lead roles for female villains substantially in their blockbuster films
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg Open_Final THBT the media should fabricate and publish positive economic stories during prolonged periods of economic recession
2013-12-07 Sheffield IV 1 THW aggressively fund art in public places, which depicts struggles on which there is no consensus and of which there are continuing consequences
2013-12-07 Sheffield IV 2 THW cut off development aid to countries which willfully neglect to combat terrorism within their own borders
2013-12-07 Sheffield IV 3 THW freeze membership of sporting federations of nations that boycott sporting competitions (events, matches, tournaments etc.) for political reasons.
2013-12-07 Sheffield IV 4 THW end the prosecution of Troubles-related killings in Northern Ireland
2013-12-07 Sheffield IV Open_Final TH, as the United States, does not regret the dropping of the atomic bomb.
2013-12-07 Tournament of Champions 1 This House would legalize the use of baby-boxes all around the EU
2013-12-07 Tournament of Champions 2 THBT a world in which there is no more sexual instinct and reproduction is only in vitro and through similar technologies is a better world
2013-12-07 Tournament of Champions 3 This House would grant immediate EU admission to regions like Scotland or Catalonia who choose to declare independence from countries that are already in the EU
2013-12-07 Tournament of Champions 4 THW eliminate any legal or ethical limitations from the field of genetic research on improving the human body.
2013-12-07 Tournament of Champions Open_Final THBT Romania should strengthen its relationship with China, even if that impacts its relationship with the EU
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 1 THBT children should be banned from attending religious services.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 2 THBT the use of chemical weapons in a defensive capacity against enemy combatants should not be a war crime.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 3 THW criminalize the possession and use of Bitcoins.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 4 THW make government assistance to historically marginalized cultural groups contingent on policies to combat traditional gender inequality.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 5 THBT all universities should create separate career tracks for teaching and research.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV 6 THBT the NFL should issue automatic lifetime bans to players convicted of domestic violence or sexual assault.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV Open_Quarters THW require the state to compensate individuals who face criminal prosecution but are not found guilty.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV Open_Semis THBT Germany should renew the ban on the publication of Mein Kampf.
2013-12-06 Brandeis IV Open_Finals THBT the LGBT movement should not take a position on whether sexual preferences are a choice.
2013-12-06 Centrale IV 1 THW Allow athletes to compete in the gender category they self identify with
2013-12-06 Centrale IV 2 THBT Hamid Karzai should sign the Bilateral Security Agreement
2013-12-06 Centrale IV 3 This house would allow the Roma to settle in autonomous communities
2013-12-06 Centrale IV 4 This house believes that developing countries should ban the entry of foreign supermarkets chains [added by me] into their markets
2013-12-06 Centrale IV 5 Given that a trade off is required, THBT history education in post-conflict societies should focus on cohesion at the cost of truth
2013-12-06 Centrale IV Open_Final TH supports FEMEN
2013-12-06 Lund IV 1 THBT Facebook, Google+,and other social media platforms should remove all content produced by extremist political parties.
2013-12-06 Lund IV 2 TH welcomes the presence of gender-neutral schools (+Infoslide)
2013-12-06 Lund IV 3 THBT is in China’s interest to shoot down foreign military aircrafts that violate the ADIZ (+Info slide).
2013-12-06 Lund IV 4 Assuming that the death penalty is in use, THW make all executions public.
2013-12-06 Lund IV Novice_Final THBT Schools should raise the expectations of children beyond what they can realistically achieve.
2013-12-06 Lund IV Open_Semis THBT the EU should materially support anti-Russian political movements in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
2013-12-06 Lund IV Open_Final TH supports armed vigilante groups in high crime areas.
2013-12-06 Moscow Open 1 THW ban the fur industry
2013-12-06 Moscow Open 2 TH as Ukraine would join Russia led economic bloc rather than the EU free trade account
2013-12-06 Moscow Open 3 THW in the countries that have laws prohibiting discriminatory and hateful language against various groups based on certain characteristics they have, grant overweight people the same protection like other vulnerable groups
2013-12-06 Moscow Open 4 THW require police to wear miniature video cameras at all times whilst on duty
2013-12-06 Moscow Open 5 THBT decisions to allocate funding to scientific research programs should be taken solely by a group of professional scientists
2013-12-06 Moscow Open Open_Semis TH, as a Russian woman, would rather live in the Soviet Union
2013-12-06 Moscow Open Open_Final THBT Western Liberal Democracies should boycott the Russian Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open 1 THW eject national sports teams from international competitions if their fans or players are found to have committed racist or fascist acts during matches
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open 2 THBT in developed countries the minimum wage should guarantee a middle class lifestyle
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open 3 THW stop all research into differences between the male and female brain
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open 4 THBT Pope Francis should openly endorse radical left political parties and candidates
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open Open_Semis THW only hold gay pride parades with the consent of the local community
2013-12-06 Warsaw Open Open_Final THW immediately lift all sanctions on Iran
2013-12-01 English Cup 1 THW classify all organized crime as terrorist organizations
2013-12-01 English Cup 2 THBT the education system should promote expectations according to the students’ realistic potential, ability and social status
2013-12-01 English Cup 3 This house would hire police personnel in proportion to society’s demography
2013-12-01 English Cup Open_Semis THW, as a western liberal democracy, legalize paid surrogacy
2013-12-01 English Cup Open_Final This house, as China, would legalize gay marriage
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM 1 THW not allow governments to electronically intercept communications without a warrant
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM 2 THW prevent the media from publishing any personal details (such as race or social class) of criminals and suspects
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM 3 TH, as the USA, would destroy its stockpile of smallpox
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM 4 In proportion to under 30s population, THW reserve seats in parliament for 18-30 year olds
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM Open_Semis THW, as David Icke, dedicate the rest of its life to exposing the lizard people. (Info)
2013-11-30 Bristol ProAM Open_Final THBT western liberal democracies should use any effective means at their disposal to uphold the human rights of women
2013-11-30 Newcastle IV 1 THW allow individuals to sell their non-vital organs
2013-11-30 Newcastle IV 2 THW legalise online child chat simulations
2013-11-30 Newcastle IV 3 THW apply the same standards to the sale of mass surveillance technology as it does to the sale of arms
2013-11-30 Newcastle IV 4 THS affirmative action policies targeted at women in business
2013-11-30 Newcastle IV Open_Final THBT Miley Cyrus is bad for feminism
2013-11-30 Nikolausturnier 1 THW convicted criminals the options to choose corporal punishments over imprisonment
2013-11-30 Nikolausturnier 2 You are a young, liberal, Turkish man in Turkey. Motion: THBT the ban on Islamic veils in public buildings should be abolished
2013-11-30 Nikolausturnier 3 It is Christmas. In otherwise pristine snow, the trackmarks of Santa Claus’ sleigh are visible. A policeman is walking around the field to savour the Christmas spirit and suddenly discovers a small booklet. It is Santa Claus’ list with no less than a complete list of all transgressions of everyone on the planet. The policeman immediately recognises the potential power of such a list. In the back of the booklet is Santa Claus’ address. Motion: THW destroy the list.
2013-11-30 Nikolausturnier Open_Final THW introduce a 30-hour work week
2013-11-30 Schroeter Cup 1 THW set one common minimum wage
2013-11-30 Schroeter Cup 2 THW ban circumcision of minors
2013-11-30 Schroeter Cup 3 THW ban pornography and would make it taboo (verb tabuisieren)
2013-11-30 Schroeter Cup 4 THW only allow European firms to sell weapons in the EU
2013-11-30 Schroeter Cup Open_Final THW create a film rating for movies that do not pass the Bechdel-Test
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 1 THW introduce a sin tax on all meat products
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT governments should not provide rebuilding funds to citizens above the poverty line in known natural disaster areas
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 3 THW establish an easily performed procedure for individuals to delete the entirety of their internet and social media footprint
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 4 TH supports the Ukrainian government’s decision to make a trade deal with Russia rather than seek integration with the EU
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 5 THW return all ill-gotten artworks and valuable historical artefacts to the communities of their origin
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Novice_Final THW not give jail time to criminals who do not pose an ongoing violent threat to society
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT violent protest is a legitimate strategy in democratic societies
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Open_Final TH support unlimited human body enhancement in all areas of life
2013-11-29 Cork IV 1 THBT once artists earn enough to constitute a comfortable wage, they have a duty to make their work freely available
2013-11-29 Cork IV 2 THBT Libya should repeal its ban on senior members of the Gaddaffi Regime (military and civil) from holding positions in government
2013-11-29 Cork IV 3 THW force violent offenders to undergo the Ludovico technique
2013-11-29 Cork IV 4 THBT developing countries should use policies such as permits to restrict rural to urban migration
2013-11-29 Cork IV 5 THW allow Pro-Life organisations to pay women currently considering having an abortion to carry the pregnancy to term
2013-11-29 Cork IV Open_Semis TH supports the actions of Anonymous and other such vigilante groups
2013-11-29 Cork IV Open_Final Assuming you would not be found out, in the event of a terrorist attack on US soil, committed by Islamist extremists THW fabricate evidence that attack was committed by dominant ethnic and socio-economic group, e.g. white Anglo-Saxons
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 1 THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 2 THBT EU nations should stop cooperating with the USA on intelligence matters
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 3 THW not watch pornography
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 4 THW pay reparations to European Roma
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 5 THBT all corporations should become cooperatives owned and operated by the workers
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament 6 THB the dead are the property of the state
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament Open_Quarters THW not tax "bitcoin" transactions
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament Open_Semis THW apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
2013-11-29 IDAS Tournament Open_Final THB that the recent Geneva agreement with Iran will fail
2013-11-29 Iron Man tournament 1 THBT our legal system should neither regulate nor judge behaviour that takes place solely in virtual online worlds like “Second Life” and leave the making of rules to their manufacturers
2013-11-29 Iron Man tournament 2 THBT China should prioritise social justice over economic growth
2013-11-29 Iron Man tournament 3 THW allow businesses to pay employees who agree not to have children more in wages
2013-11-29 Iron Man tournament 4 THW allow sodomie (intercourse with animals)
2013-11-29 Iron Man tournament Open_Final A ship sinks at the high seas. Three sailors and the cabin boy survive in a lifeboat. There is no land in sight and the men are exhausted. To stay alive, the sailors kill and eat the cabin boy against his will. Days later, the lifeboat is found and brought to land. The sailors survived thanks to the reinforcement brought by eating the cabin boy. The authorities hear of the tale and the sailors are brought before a court where a jury will give a verdict. Motion: TH, as the jury, would vote against a conviction
2013-11-29 UCU Open 1 THW, assuming it were feasible to enforce, support a global inheritance tax of 100% on all cash and assets beyond the first €5000 (and substantial taxes on high-value gifts during one's lifetime)
2013-11-29 UCU Open 2 THBT the citizens of countries under military occupation of a western liberal democracy should be granted the right to vote in the elections of that occupying state!
2013-11-29 UCU Open 3 THW give men more paid parental leave than women and force them to take it
2013-11-29 UCU Open 4 THW allow people (including companies) to give the police money in exchange for new or increased efforts in a specified area of legitimate law enforcement
2013-11-29 UCU Open 5 THW place a sin tax to low-brow entertainment in order to subsidize high-brow art
2013-11-29 UCU Open Open_Semis THW appoint a group of relevant charities (e.g. Environmental charities) to cast votes in general elections on behalf of future citizens
2013-11-29 UCU Open Open_Final You are a dutch person. THBT you should campaign against Zwarte Piet and should routinely condemn it as a racist institution
2013-11-28 Cork Invitational 1 THBT foreign visitors to Islamic countries should dress and act according to local sensibilities in public even if not obliged to by law
2013-11-28 Cork Invitational 2 THW never allow prisons to force-feed detainees on hunger strike
2013-11-28 Cork Invitational 3 TH supports targeted advertising based on gender
2013-11-28 Cork Invitational Open_Final THBT suicide bombing is a legitimate tactic of warfare
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi 1 THW remove all restrictions on euthanasia (such as “hopeless and unbearable” suffering)
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi 2 THW abolish the right to remain silent (verschoningsrecht) for clergy
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi 3 THW impose strong political and economic sanctions on tax havens
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi 4 TH, as parents, would raise its children non-gendered
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi 5 THW, as the US, continue to gather information about non-citizens on a large scale
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi ProAm_Final THW not admit immigrants who actively (strongly?) oppose the norms of the host society
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi Open_Semis THW replace all income taxes with consumption taxes that become proportionally higher as the purchased goods become less essential
2013-11-23 Cicero Toernooi Open_Final TH would create a substantial salary for those who take on caretaker roles for family, friends or neighbours (DK vervangt het mantelzorgcompliment door een substantieel salaris)
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW ban the advertising of financial products that entail an obligation of consumer debt
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THBT domestically, Margaret Thatcher’s premiership did more harm than good
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 THW allow pro-immigration charities to sue politicians and media outlets that defame ’immigrants’
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THW tax earnings over £1million by 75% but allow individuals to decide how the government spends the additional revenue generated by this income
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semis TH welcomes the decline of US-led humanitarian interventions without international consensus
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Final THBT all main political parties should implement a cross party political scheme to use all-women shortlists to get more women into parliament until gender parity is reached
2013-11-23 Tübingen Herbst Debatten 1 Should private kindergartens and schools be abolished?
2013-11-23 Tübingen Herbst Debatten 2 Should participants in the Olympics be allowed to publicly express their political opinions?
2013-11-23 Tübingen Herbst Debatten 3 Should the morning after pill be available without doctor’s recipe?
2013-11-23 Tübingen Herbst Debatten Open_Final Should Edward Snowden get asylum in Germany?
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices 1 THBT it is legitimate for environmental campaign groups to use ecoterrorism to achieve their goals
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices 2 TH regrets the annual commemoration of past wars
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices 3 THW implement total surveillance
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices 4 THBT artists, entertainers, and musicians should not comment on politics outside of their artistic creations
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices Open_Semis THBT Western liberal democracies have a duty to militarily intervene in conflicts where large scale human rights abuses are occurring
2013-11-23 Yorkshire Novices Open_Final THW fabricate and publicise evidence that high ranking religious figures that claim homosexuality to be a sin engage in homosexual acts
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt 1 THW make purchasing sexual services punishable by law. Info: Adults over 18 are allowed to prostitute themselves, get social security and sue for compensations. Bans can be imposed against prostitution in specific areas or at specific times. Pimping is not illegal as long as the work environment offered is suitable and the prostitute is not exploited
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt 2 THBT religion is redundant.
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt 3 THW return artworks stolen or expropriated by the Nazis, without regard to property rights, laws and statutes of limitation that might block such a return (info and here)
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt 4 THW go on a treasure hunt
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt 5 THW ban temp agency contracting (Leiharbeit, Arbeitnehmerüberlassung, Zeitarbeit, Mitarbeiterüberlassung oder Personalleasing)
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt Open_Semis THW spread asylum seekers over EU countries on the basis of their relative population sizes
2013-11-22 Zeit Debatte Frankfurt Open_Final THW abolish the federalist system in Germany
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) 1 THW implement a lower rate of income tax for women.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) 2 THW make it a criminal offence to materially and substnatially enable the substance abuse problems of an addict.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) 3 THBT Canada should have boycotted the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) 4 THO prenatal testing for mental disabilities.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) 5 THBT Walmart is good for America.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) Tiebreaker_Top THW enact good Samaritan laws.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) Open_Semis THBT the ICC should not have pursued any charges related to the 2006 post-election violence in Kenya.
2013-11-20 Canadian BP Championships (@ McMaster University) Open_Novice finals TH regrets the fat pride movement.
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup 1 THW ban all polls (predicting election results)
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup 2 TH rejects any policy that punishes families for having more than one child
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup 3 THW subsidise sex workers visits for severely handicapped persons
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup 4 THW always execute those sentenced to death publicly
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup Open_Semis As a homosexual person in a very homophobic country, THW emigrate
2013-11-16 Schwarzwald Cup Open_Final THBT too many high school graduates study (go on to university)
2013-11-15 Bogwall 1 THBT the (same-sex couples) Marriage Bill 2013 should remove the right of religious institutions to refuse to perform same-sex marriages
2013-11-15 Bogwall 2 THBT past colonial empires should pay reparations to their former colonies who are still classed as developing
2013-11-15 Bogwall 3 THBT feminist political activists should form a separate political party based on feminist ideology, rather than joining existing parties
2013-11-15 Bogwall 4 THW Pay Additional Benefits to Families on Welfare Whose Children are Excelling in School
2013-11-15 Bogwall Open_Semis THBT America should refuse to engage with any attempts to end cyber warfare
2013-11-15 Bogwall Open_Final TH, as Sherlock Holmes, Would accept the henchman’s offer.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 1 THW give primates and cetaceans the same rights to life, freedom from physical harm and freedom of movement as humans.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 2 THBT developed countries should set maximum rents for residential properties in large urban centres.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 3 THBT despite the expressed wishes of the Pakistani government, the United States should continue to target the leaders of Tehrik-i-Talibani (Pakistani Taliban).
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 4 THW break up banks like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC, that are deemed "too big to fail".
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 5 THW ban religious charities from engaging in proselytisation.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THW prevent those who deny climate change from seeking political office.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV ESL_Finals THBT it should be the policy of the US to conduct all of its military interventions unilaterally.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THBT the Republican and Democratic parties should select congressional, senate and presidential candidates through a vote by the party leadership rather than through primaries.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Semis Instead of creating a Jewish state in the British Mandate of Palestine, with the benefit of hindsight THW have created a Jewish state in Germany.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Finals THBT it is in the West's interests for Assad to decisively win the Syrian civil war.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 1 THW provide mobile teachers for the compulsory education of children in travelling communities (e.g. Roma and Irish travellers)
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 2 THBT developing countries should collectivelly agree to radically redistributive tax policies.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 3 THW ban the gender testing of athletes in sports.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 4 THW require major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 5 THBT national war memorials should commemorate the casualties on all sides of the conflict.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THBT political parties should adopt non-hierarchical organisational structures.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV ESL_Finals THBT liberal democracies should cut all economic and military ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Novice_Finals THBT when courts sentence offenders, they should give considerable weight to the views of the victims.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THW, as a liberal democracy, restrict coverage of small-scale terrorist attacks.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT identity-based social movements should not include in their movements allies who are not part of the identity group in question.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Finals THBT the US should dissolve its military capabilities.
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 1 THBT feminists should oppose restrictions on the wearing of the burkha and the hijab
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 2 THW remove all non-military sanctions on Iran
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 3 TH regrets the portrayal of the developing world in the fundraising campaigns of charitable organisations
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 4 THBT state schools should instil in children the belief that anyone can succeed through hard work, regardless of their background
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 5 THBT artists from dominant cultural majorities should not seek to portray minority cultures
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge Novice_Final You are a government employee who has found evidence that your state is carrying out actions you personally believe to be gravely immoral. You have no cause to believe these actions are illegal. Motion: THW leak the evidence directly to the press
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge Open_Semis THW abolish private property
2013-11-09 UK Debate Challenge Open_Final THBT The US should end the War on Terror
2013-11-08 Debatijada Open 1 THBT parents should not tell their adopted children that they are adopted
2013-11-08 Debatijada Open 2 THBT every student living in the EU should spend one year studying in the country other than the one he or she is born or is a national of.
2013-11-08 Debatijada Open 3 THW show only movies that pass the bechdel test (with info)
2013-11-08 Debatijada Open 4 THBT animal suffering should not be an obstacle for satisfying societal needs.
2013-11-08 Debatijada Open Open_Final THW ban political parties that use ethnicity as basis for their political agenda
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 1 THW legalize all drugs.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 2 THBT it is an acceptably policy for the U.S. to spy on leaders of allied states.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 3 THBT the LGBT movement should oppose gay bars that ban entrance to straight customers.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 4 THBT the world should focus on adapting to the effects of climate change instead of trying to avert it.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 5 TH regrets the creation of the Eurozone.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Novice_Finals THW prevent people from signing up for a one-way mission to Mars.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Partial_Quarters THW ban cosmetic surgery designed to alter one's racial appearance.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Semis THBT the state should aggressively discourage university attendance and promote college.
2013-11-08 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Finals THBT a person of super genius intelligence should transform themselves into someone of average intelligence.
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers 1 THW not publicly fund universities
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers 2 THBT individuals with bad personal lifestyles (that influence their health) should pay more for their health insurance
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers 3 In the European Union, asylum seekers can only apply for asylum in the country they first enter. They cannot reapply nor be reallocated to another EU country. Motion: THBT the EU should divide up asylum seekers amongst its member states proportional to member states' GDP per cap
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers 4 THBT women activists in Saudi Arabia should not drive cars in their protest against the ban
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers Open_Semis THBT individuals should pass a parenting test before having children
2013-11-08 Vienna Freshers Open_Final TH supports the US continuing its surveillance practices on global political leaders
2013-11-02 Durham IV 1 THBT in criminal court cases the jury should be comprised of individuals from the same racial and socio-economic background as the defendant
2013-11-02 Durham IV 2 THW give the public the power to pardon whistleblowers through a referendum
2013-11-02 Durham IV 3 THBT that the International Criminal Court should not issue indictments against individuals involved in ongoing conflicts
2013-11-02 Durham IV 4 THW not allow individuals to opt into a one-way mission to Mars with the Mars One Project.
2013-11-02 Durham IV 5 THBT energy security is a legitimate reason for military action
2013-11-02 Durham IV Novice_Final THW hold parents criminally liable for the repeat offences of their children
2013-11-02 Durham IV Open_Semis THW pay drug addicts to be permanently sterilised
2013-11-02 Durham IV Open_Final TH regrets the creation of a moral and legal distinction between the use of chemical weapons and conventional weapons
2013-11-02 Welsh Novices 1 THW Legalise licensed brothels
2013-11-02 Welsh Novices 2 THW, as the EU, suspend the membership of any nation that elects extremist parties
2013-11-02 Welsh Novices 3 THW ban all resit exams
2013-11-02 Welsh Novices 4 The Russian state systematically oppresses its LGBTQI+ community: Homosexual couples can be prosecuted for displaying their sexuality and the police often refuse to prevent violence towards LGBTQI+ people. Motion: TH, as a heterosexual winter Olympian, would not attend the Sochi Winter Olympics
2013-11-02 Welsh Novices Open_Final THBT the police should have unrestricted access to the personal online data of everybody, including email, web history and private content on social media
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 1 THS medical tourism.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 2 THBT conscription should be a war crime.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 3 THS the actions of the Gulabi gang.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 4 THW not assign a sex to babies born with ambiguous genitalia.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 5 THW abolist Canadian content requirements.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Novice_Finals In states with persistent ethnic conflict, THB governments should censor works of historical fiction that portray oppressed minority groups in a negative way.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Semis THB the state should stop incentivizing monogamous relationships.
2013-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Finals In 1947, Otto Frank subimtted his daughter's diary for publication. Particularly personal passages wherein Anne discussed her emerging sexuality were removed from the original manuscript. The diary was later published in its complete form. THW not have published Anne Frank's unabridged diary.
2013-11-01 SDA Open 1 THBT same sex couples should be allowed to adopt children
2013-11-01 SDA Open 2 THW ban smoking
2013-11-01 SDA Open 3 THW resolve the Syrian refugee crisis
2013-11-01 SDA Open 4 THB in the market economy
2013-11-01 SDA Open Open_Quarters THW remove unemployment benefits
2013-11-01 SDA Open Open_Semis THB in international military intervention in foreign countries
2013-11-01 SDA Open Open_Final THB in the student protests
2013-11-01 UBC IV 1 THW provide free heroin for heroin addicts
2013-11-01 UBC IV 2 THW allow legislatures to override constitutional bills of rights.
2013-11-01 UBC IV 3 THBT the Palestininan authority should concede.
2013-11-01 UBC IV 4 THS austerity.
2013-11-01 UBC IV 5 THW pay developing countries to not exploit natural resources in environmentally sensitive regions.
2013-11-01 UBC IV Open_Semis THBT Greece should ban the Golden Dawn
2013-11-01 UBC IV Open_Finals THBT colonial powers should pay reparations for colonialism.
2013-10-27 SDA Novice Competition 1 THW allow those convicted of non-violent, -sexual, -serious crimes to serve sentences in the military, rather than prison
2013-10-27 SDA Novice Competition 2 THBT Facebook and other social media should not host images off beheadings and acts of brutal violence on their sites
2013-10-27 SDA Novice Competition 3 THW prohibit tourism to countries with a poor record of protecting human rights
2013-10-27 SDA Novice Competition 4 TH regrets the existence of "men in power" or "men’s rights" groups
2013-10-27 SDA Novice Competition Open_Final THBT the beauty industry has done more harm than good
2013-10-26 Dutch Masters 1 THBT governments should make children’s vaccinations obligatory
2013-10-26 Dutch Masters 2 THBT former colonising countries should pay substantial reparations to the countries they colonised
2013-10-26 Dutch Masters 3 THBT the state should financially incentivise higher-educated citizens to have children before their 25th birthday
2013-10-26 Dutch Masters Open_Final THBT members of parliament should be appointed by lottery
2013-10-26 Imperial Open 1 THW ban unpaid internships
2013-10-26 Imperial Open 2 THW boycott the FIFA World Cup in Qatar
2013-10-26 Imperial Open 3 TH, as the Roman Catholic Church, would excommunicate political leaders who fail to advocate nuclear disarmament
2013-10-26 Imperial Open 4 THW construct brothels on military bases
2013-10-26 Imperial Open Open_Final THB schools in the USA should teach rap lyrics as part of their core English literature curricula
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 1 THW not allow players born outside of the state to play for the national teams of that state
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 2 THW remove all sanctions against Iran
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 3 Granted that technology exist, THW not use technology to get superpowers
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 4 THW use public referendum to decide whether to give amnesty to whistleblowers
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 5 THW only subsidise art that is understandable to average voter
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament 6 THBT its legitimate for women to use sex as a tool for advancing in life
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament Open_Semis The year is 1389, THW not go to Kosovo
2013-10-26 Middle Man tournament Open_Final THBT revolution is inevitable
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup 1 In countries with a state alternative, THW ban private healthcare.
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup 2 THW replace income tax with a wealth tax.
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup 3 THW abolish all immigration restrictions other than those required for national security.
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup 4 THW ban the production and consumption of pornography.
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup Open_Semis THW make conscription a war crime.
2013-10-26 NAMDA Novice Cup Open_Final THW ban the slaughter and consumption of non-human animals
2013-10-26 Strathclyde Presidents Cup 1 THBT party nominees for UK general elections should be selected through open primaries.
2013-10-26 Strathclyde Presidents Cup 2 THBT the feminist movement should support monogamy.
2013-10-26 Strathclyde Presidents Cup 3 TH: supports the integration of armed rebel groups into the DRC army.
2013-10-26 Strathclyde Presidents Cup 4 THBT the entire UK housing stock should be owned by the state.
2013-10-26 Strathclyde Presidents Cup Open_Final TH: as Nick Clegg (with the benefit of hindsight) would not have joined a coalition with the Conservatives in 2010.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am 1 THW make casinos and bookmakers liable for the debt of problem gamblers.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am 2 THW Allow prisoners to run for elected office.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am 3 This House would force the media to display, promote and report women’s sport equally to men’s sport.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am 4 THBT the government should assist physically healthy people in the act of committing suicide.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am 5 THBT Western governments should renounce democratization of developing states as a foreign policy objective.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Semis THBT, on balance, the internet has been harmful to journalism.
2013-10-25 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Finals THW allow violent offenders to opt in, at a judges discretion, to the Ludovico technique as a substitution for jail time
2013-10-25 Turku Open 1 THW make welfare payments conditional on recipients engaging in full-time community service
2013-10-25 Turku Open 2 THW forcibly remove the children of Roma parents who refuse to integrate
2013-10-25 Turku Open 3 THBT professional football clubs should be forced to field the majority of players from their local community
2013-10-25 Turku Open 4 THBT Syria would be better off if Assad won the civil war
2013-10-25 Turku Open 5 THW replace parliamentary elections with a lottery system
2013-10-25 Turku Open Open_Semis THBT the Spanish Central Government should allow Catalonia a referendum for independence
2013-10-25 Turku Open Open_Final TH supports the falsification of historical textbooks in order to teach moral outcomes
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup 1 THW, assuming it was technologically possible, replace all human soldiers on the battlefield with robots
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup 2 THW create quotas for male workers in female-dominated professions such as teaching and nursing
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup 3 THBT that the EU should impose sanctions on Hungary if the Jobbik party takes office after the upcoming national election (infoslide provided)
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup 4 THW support the use of violent protest
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup 5 THBT the Black rights movement should promote black superiority (infoslide provided)
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup Open_Semis TH, as the ICC, would never bring cases against incumbent heads of states (infoslide provided)
2013-10-25 UCD Vice President’s Cup Open_Final THW ban all religions from actively seeking to convert non-believers
2013-10-24 UCD Novice Cup 1 THW only imprison criminals who pose a continuing threat to society
2013-10-24 UCD Novice Cup 2 THW boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
2013-10-24 UCD Novice Cup 3 THB the state should fund free access to museums, art exhibitions and other cultural attractions for social welfare recipients
2013-10-24 UCD Novice Cup Open_Semis THBT countries should ensure that their militaries are roughly proportionally representative of the diversity of religion, income & race of their populations and that they should, where necessary, use conscription to achieve this
2013-10-24 UCD Novice Cup Open_Final THBT Rolling Stone should not have portrayed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a sympathetic manner
2013-10-19 Simpsons Open 1 THB there are no good wars with the following exceptions: the American Revolution, World War 2 and the Star Wars Trilogy.
2013-10-19 Simpsons Open 2 TH, deep down, secretly longs for a cold hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalise criminals and rule you like a king.
2013-10-19 Simpsons Open 3 THBT it can trust the President of Cuba.
2013-10-19 Simpsons Open 4 THBT God has no place within these walls - just like facts have no place within organised religion.
2013-10-19 Simpsons Open Open_Final TH can't seriously want to ban alcohol. It tastes great, makes women appear more attractive and makes a person virtually invulnerable to alcohol.
2013-10-19 SOAS IV 1 THW ban anyone with a criminal record worth 2+ years in prison from running for political office
2013-10-19 SOAS IV 2 THBT city-states are a better political unit than nation-states
2013-10-19 SOAS IV 3 THW ban conversion therapy to "cure" homosexuality (assuming the therapy has a 10% chance of success)
2013-10-19 SOAS IV 4 THBT no further research should be done on the creation of Lethal Autonomous Robots
2013-10-19 SOAS IV 5 THBT copyright should expire on the death of the author/artist
2013-10-19 SOAS IV ESL_Final THBT the European Union should prioritise unemployment over further austerity measures
2013-10-19 SOAS IV Open_Quarters TH, as Malala, would kill him
2013-10-19 SOAS IV Open_Semis TH supports the reclamation of the word “slut”
2013-10-19 SOAS IV Open_Final THBT it is legitimate to kill civilians to reach military objectives
2013-10-12 Open de Debates de Lisboa 1 THW close the military academy
2013-10-12 Open de Debates de Lisboa 2 THBT it is better for Egypt to get secular authoritarian leadership than a democratic government
2013-10-12 Open de Debates de Lisboa 3 TH, being a single woman, would sleep with their boss if they knew it would lead to a career rise
2013-10-12 Open de Debates de Lisboa 4 TH regrets the Portuguese decolonisation
2013-10-12 Open de Debates de Lisboa Open_Final In light of the right to representative democracy, TH defends the fact that independent candidates compete
2013-10-12 US National Open 1 THW bail out Detroit.
2013-10-12 US National Open 2 THS the force feeding of incarcerated hunger strikers.
2013-10-12 US National Open 3 THW eliminate adoption preference based on race and ethnicity.
2013-10-12 US National Open 4 THBT the government should not promote home ownership.
2013-10-12 US National Open 5 THBT US elected officials should not be subject to recall elections.
2013-10-12 US National Open 6 THBT individuals displaced by a conflict should have a right to emigrate to any country.
2013-10-12 US National Open 7 THBT individuals should not be permitted to represent themselves at trial.
2013-10-12 US National Open 8 THBT governments should establish methods to provide unconditional cash transfers to the poor.
2013-10-12 US National Open Open_Semis THBT jury trials do more harm than good.
2013-10-12 US National Open Open_Finals THW eliminate inheritance.
2013-10-11 EBS Open 1 THW make EU voting compulsory.
2013-10-11 EBS Open 2 You are a 19 year old boy who just finished his Abitur. As this boy, THW join the Bundeswehr
2013-10-11 EBS Open 3 THW ban private Universities.
2013-10-11 EBS Open 4 THW grant all ethnic Germans a full right of return
2013-10-11 EBS Open Open_Final THW place pictures of poverty on all luxury goods
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open 1 THW no longer arrest or prosecute individual members of drug gangs operating in highly violent areas if gang leaders agree to halt all turf wars
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open 2 THW suspend all regulation regarding environmental protection laws and policies during prolonged periods of economic recession
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open 3 TH regrets that in the case of SGP vs. The Netherlands the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of The Netherlands (forcing the SGP to allow women to take office within the party)
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open 4 THBT the International Criminal Court should hire private military contractors to arrest individuals who refuse to surrender after an indictment
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open 5 TH Welcomes the rise of online news media at the expense of traditional journalism
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open Novice_Final THBT schools should instill unrealistically high expectations in students from lower-socio economic backgrounds
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open Open_Semis THBT the Israeli LBGT-movement should oppose pink-washing
2013-10-11 Roosevelt Academy Open Open_Final THBT "I was just following orders" is a legitimate defence in cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity
2013-10-06 Yale IV 1 THB that teachers of history should deliberately overemphasize the contributions of marginalized groups.
2013-10-06 Yale IV 2 THBT for certain criminal offenses, torture is a just punishment.
2013-10-06 Yale IV 3 THBT oil exporting Islamic states should enact embargoes against states that pass laws discriminating against Muslims.
2013-10-06 Yale IV 4 THW require all low wage employees of large corporations to be unionized.
2013-10-06 Yale IV 5 THS the overthrow of democratically elected, authoritarian heads of state.
2013-10-06 Yale IV Novice_Finals THBT individuals should experiment with mind altering hallucinogenic drugs.
2013-10-06 Yale IV Open_Quarters THBT it would be principally just for a state that is unable to provide a social safety net to allow a greatly impoverished individual to sell themselves into slavery.
2013-10-06 Yale IV Open_Semis THBT countries should be required to post territory as collateral to receive IMF bailout funds.
2013-10-06 Yale IV Open_Finals In cases where individuals are convicted of leaking state secrets, THW allow their convictions to be nullified by a national referendum.
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup 1 THW boycott the Russian Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup 2 THBT British national curricula should portray a unanimously and graphically negative account of the impact of British colonialism on its foreign subjects
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup 3 THBT Rockstar Games should make the lead protagonist of the next instalment of the GTA series female
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup 4 TH supports aggressive Palestinian protest (such as property destruction) in illegal Israeli settlements
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup 5 THB President Obama should grant Chelsea Manning a presidential pardon
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis THW restrict the press from all speculation and reporting on the mental health of criminals and suspected criminals
2013-10-05 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final THB that feminists should adopt the cause of anti-capitalism
2013-10-05 Gutenberg Cup 1 Should the Gauls end their resistance to the Romans?
2013-10-05 Gutenberg Cup 2 Should we create a common sanctuary/reservation for hipsters, zombies, former FDP politicians and stranded aliens?
2013-10-05 Gutenberg Cup 3 Should sex become olympic?
2013-10-05 Gutenberg Cup Open_Semis Should the long-term unemployed be reemployed for energy production?
2013-10-05 Gutenberg Cup Open_Final Should Sauron become US president?
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 1 THW ban unpaid internships.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 2 THW punish bullies through the courts instead of through schools.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 3 THW ban international marriage agencies.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 4 THW create power-sharing with the Taliban in exchange for disarmament.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 5 THW ban any group or program that seeks to change someone's sexual identity.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice 6 THW give harsher sentences to military of police officers who engage in sexual assault.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Semis THW create a nation for X, where X is defined by OG as a specific demographic.
2013-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Finals THW never, ever ban books.
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 1 THBT the world has become better through Facebook
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 2 THW impose the Working Time Act on politicians as well
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 3 THW relentlessly impose cyberwars on dictatorships
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 4 THW create an age limit for public appearances
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 5 TH (as debate couple) would encourage its kids to debate competitively
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup 6 THW reinstitute the Gold Standard
2013-09-27 DDG Masters Cup Open_Final THW, as the CDU, pursue a minority government in the Bundestag
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 1 THW ban the circumcision of males under the age of 18.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 2 THBT Germany should grant asylum to Edward Snowden.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 3 THBT the jury in all medical malpractice trials should consist solely of medical professionals.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 4 TH supports the creation of a new country, open to all where the only functions of the government are to provide security and to protect property rights.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 5 TH Supports the actions of the Gulabi Gang. (Infoslide: The Gulabi Gang “the Pink gang” are a collection of women in North India that wear pink saris and engage in violent, non-lethal acts of vigilantism. They target men who they have reason to believe have gone unpunished for acts of violence against women.)
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open 6 TH, upon discovering irrefutable proof that God does NOT exist, would use a fail safe system to destroy the proof and hide it from any human’s knowledge.
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT the discovery of a means of stopping the aging process would be a bad thing for society. (Clarifying information: For this debate ‘stopping the aging process’ means that bodies would stop aging after the age of 35; it does NOT mean that people would stop dying of things unrelated to the process of aging).
2013-09-08 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH, as the Israeli Debating League, would refuse to accept a debating society from Ariel as a member. (Clarifying information: Ariel is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.)
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 1.1 THS SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 1.2 Assuming efficacy, THW prefer an internet of no anonimity.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 1.3 THBT it is only justifiable to leak classified information when that information details clearly illegal government conduct.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 2.1 THW remove the image of Mohammed from the US surpreme court building.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 2.2 THO the instititution of petitionary prayer.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 2.3 TH prefers a religion that believes thaat people are inherently good to one that believes they are inherently flawed.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 3.1 THW not punish professional sports athletes for off-field behaviour.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 3.2 As a gay athlete qualified for the Sochi olympics, THW boycott those Olympics.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 3.3 THBT coaches should be held liable for players which they choose to play with the knowledge that those players were already injured.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 4.1 THW allow jurors to pose questions to anyone testifying.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 4.2 As a juror, this house would in no circumstances consider nullification.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) 4.3 THBT lawyers should not be involved in jury selection.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Quarters_1 THW prioritize women in international university applications.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Quarters_2 TH prefers a society which prioritizes global poverty reduction over domestic poverty initiatives.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Quarters_3 THBT Western governments should renounce democratization of other states as a foreign policy objective.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Semis_1 THW prefer to experience art knowing nothing of the artist.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Semis_2 TH has received incontrovertible proof that the Mona Lisa is a forgery. THW not reveal that information.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Semis_3 THS the right of an artist to absolute posthumour control of their work.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Finals_1 THS a federal European state.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Finals_2 THBT a democratic world government is a worthwhile long-term human project.
2013-09-01 Commonwealth Open (Australs style) Open_Finals_3 THS a people's enshrined right to a binding secession referenda.
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 1 THW ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 2 THW require international development aid budgets to be approved by popular referenda
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 3 TH, as the Muslim Brotherhood, would sincerely offer to cease resistance, participate in elections and respect a liberal constitution
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 4 THW permit government agencies to conduct automated surveillance without court authorisation
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 5 THBT Israel should allow members of the Jewish diaspora to vote in elections
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 6 TH applauds the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality. For example: Nothing on, I strut around; I do it big, I shut it down; I wonder if you’ll be able to handle me; Rita Ora – R.I.P
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 7 THBT it is in China’s strategic interest to cease all non-humanitarian assistance to North-Korea until it verifiably ends its nuclear programme
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 8 THBT Barack Obama should not have granted legal immunity to officials who ordered the use of torture
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 9 THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than cash payments
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Quarters THBT men should consistently call out and correct chauvinistic claims by colleagues and co-workers
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Semis THBT environmental agencies should start a campaign of sabotage and destruction against major pollution companies
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Final THBT the state should not fund any works of art or performances that the average citizen would not recognize as having artistic merit
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Quarters THBT African countries should adopt English as the principle language of instruction
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Semis TH regrets that Western Media demonised Islamist Terrorists rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate grievances
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Final THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
2013-08-08 DAPDI 1 THW legalise assisted suicide for any reason.
2013-08-08 DAPDI 2 THBT politicians have a right to a private life.
2013-08-08 DAPDI 3 THW require corporations which operate in both the developed and developing worlds to apply the same labour rights to both.
2013-08-08 DAPDI 4 TH, as a woman, would sleep her way to the top.
2013-08-08 DAPDI 5 THW invade North Korea.
2013-08-08 DAPDI Open_Semis This House believes that the media, including but not limited to journalists and photographers, have a duty to portray racist public figures in a negative light.
2013-08-08 DAPDI Open_Final This House, given the technology, would allow medical procedures which endow human beings with superpowers
2013-08-04 SOAS invitational 1 THBT new democracies should prevent revolutionary leaders from standing for elected office
2013-08-04 SOAS invitational 2 THBT increased female participation in violent sports (such as boxing) is good for women
2013-08-04 SOAS invitational 3 THBT the WTO should allow developing countries to impose tariffs on developed countries
2013-08-04 SOAS invitational 4 THBT the USA should pay $1 trillion in war reparations to North Korea
2013-08-04 SOAS invitational Open_Final THW give the public the power, via referendum, to pardon whistleblowers.
2013-08-03 SOAS Open 1 THBT the LGBT movement should oppose gay bars that ban entrance to straight customers
2013-08-03 SOAS Open 2 THBT the government should subsidise private home ownership
2013-08-03 SOAS Open 3 THBT in the event of Scotland voting for independence in 2014, the governmental authorities of the North of England should petition the Scottish government for membership of the new Scottish state
2013-08-03 SOAS Open 4 THBT the Church of England should not take official stances on social, political and economic issues not directly related to items of doctrine
2013-08-03 SOAS Open Open_Final THBT the Norwegian Nobel Prize commitee should retrospectively remove Barrack Obama's peace prize
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track 1 THW legalize prostitution.
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track 2 THBT immigration from developing countries should be made illegal.
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track 3 THBT abortions are morally justifiable.
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track 4 THW not cooperate with international financial institutions.
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track 5 THBT national states should not support minority cultures to the detriment of the majority culture.
2013-07-29 Heart of Europe British Parliamentary Debate track Open_Final THBT free sharing of copyrighted information should be tolerated.
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup 1 THW grant prisoners their right to vote back as soon as they are released
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup 2 THW support separatist movements in the EU
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup 3 THW employ asylum seekers as porters in train stations
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup 4 TH, which is Brazil, regrets its bid for hosting the 2014 World Cup
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup 5 THW abolish the separation period (Trennungsfristen) for marriages - (i.e. create quick ends to marriage?)
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup Open_Semis THW limit the amount for new leases to a maximum of 10% above the local rent index
2013-07-27 Bodden Cup Open_Final TH welcomes medical progress that enables women to have children after the menopause
2013-07-26 Patras Open 1 THW ban the Golden Dawn
2013-07-26 Patras Open 2 THBT the state should not give religious institutions any financial benefits
2013-07-26 Patras Open 3 THBT the United Kingdom should abolish its monarchy
2013-07-26 Patras Open 4 TH regrets Disney's continuation of the Star Wars film saga
2013-07-26 Patras Open 5 THW abolish national sports teams
2013-07-26 Patras Open Open_Semis THBT the City of Thessaloniki should name one of its major avenues after Kemal Atatürk
2013-07-26 Patras Open Open_Final TH as Socrates would not have drunk the hemlock
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 1 THW punish parents for the crimes their minor children commit
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 2 THW give the death penalty to government officials that engage in acts of corruption
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 3 TH regrets welfare policies promoted by Eurozone countries currently immersed in a debt crisis
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 4 THW pay poor people to not have children
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 5 THW prohibit in financial settlements lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 6 THW allow organ donation only to those individuals who are donors
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 7 THW help/support snitches (informants, informers)
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 8 THBT developing countries should nationalise companies that extract their national resources
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) 9 TH supports media censorship during times of political crisis
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) Open_Quarters TH regrets that Brazil is the host of the football World Cup 2014
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) Open_Semis TH would eliminate the Catholic Church on a global level (the Church’s global governing level?)
2013-07-24 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE or Worlds in Spanish) Open_Final TH repents of the Spanish colonisation of Latin America
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open 1 THW require all welfare recipients to take drug tests, and if they fail, cut off all monetary benefits and replace with non-monetary benefits such as food/clothing vouchers
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open 2 THBT post-conflict societies should set a history curriculum that emphasises the wrongs done by their own community during that conflict
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open 3 THBT juries should be of the same demographic as the accused and victim in each case
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open 4 THBT the overthrow of Egypt's President, Mohammed Morsi, is a setback to the goals of the Arab Spring
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open 5 THW hold companies to a higher ethical standard than the law imposes on them
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open Open_Semis Presuming the technology existed to alter people's sexual orientation, THW make that technology available on the national health service
2013-07-20 Earlsfort Open Open_Final TH, as President Obama, would grant a presidential pardon to Edward Snowden
2013-07-13 Frischlingscup 1 Do we need mandatory voting?
2013-07-13 Frischlingscup 2 Should modes of energy production that significantly alter the Umweltnieschen (surrounding/environment?) be banned?
2013-07-13 Frischlingscup 3 Should there no longer be a possibility of early release in case of life sentences?
2013-07-13 Frischlingscup Open_Final Should we decide to categorically deny foreign missions for our army?
2013-07-13 Imperial No Notes Open 1 THBT in areas where there is a high level of drug-related crime, that laws surrounding the sale and use of drugs should not be enforced.
2013-07-13 Imperial No Notes Open 2 TH, as a parent in a western liberal democracy, would teach its child to respect authority.
2013-07-13 Imperial No Notes Open 3 THBT comedians should not use racist, sexist, or homophobic language, even for the purposes of satire.
2013-07-13 Imperial No Notes Open 4 TH, as Prometheus, would snub mankind
2013-07-13 Imperial No Notes Open Open_Final as a promising young graduate, you are offered two jobs. One with a charity that you would enjoy working for ("First Teach"), with reasonable pay. The other with a large multinational firm (DelcentureMG) that provides higher pay, and better long term career prospects. Motion: THW sell out to the man.
2013-07-07 English Open 1 THW ban international adoption
2013-07-07 English Open 2 Info Slide - State capitalism is an economic model in which companies are privately owned and compete in a free market of consumers, yet the state often intervenes by investing heavily in favored firms, forcing managerial changes, and making other decisions aimed at stabilizing and strengthening the economy. Famous state-capitalist nations include Singapore, China and Russia. Motion: TH supports state capitalism over liberal capitalism.
2013-07-07 English Open 3 Info Slide - The US is currently involved in major nation building projects in Afghanistian, including funding and support of democratic institutions, empowerment of local leaders and investment in education. Motion: THBT The US should continue its nation building efforts after it has left Afghanistan militarily.
2013-07-07 English Open 4 Info slide - In recent decades, many educational institutions have instructed their teachers that bullying is a result of low self-esteem and other personal problems. Motion: THBT educators should abandon the "pitiful bully" approach
2013-07-07 English Open Open_Final THBT citizens should be more worried about Google and Facebook's access to their data, than the governments' access
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) 1 THW introduce special schools for LGBTQI.
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) 2 THB that overthrowing Mohamed Morsi was a mistake.
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) 3 THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) 4 THW introduce inheritance tax of 100%
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) Open_Semis THW provide parents access to their children profiles on social networks
2013-07-07 Mix Team (pro-am tournament) Open_Final THW privatise all education
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV 1 THBT Greece should ban the Golden Dawn party.
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV 2 THW force universities to make all their lectures available for free online
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV 3 TH regrets the rise of mega-rich football clubs (such as Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG, Monaco, Anzhi M. etc)
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV 4 THBT Barack Hussein Obama should call off the prosecution of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV 5 THW give extra votes to young adults
2013-07-06 ULU Westminster IV Open_Final THW offer EU membership to Middle Eastern and North African states that achieve successful democratic transition
2013-06-29 Essex IV 1 TH supports the use of child labour in the developing world.
2013-06-29 Essex IV 2 THBT Beyonce is good for feminism.
2013-06-29 Essex IV 3 THBT community vigilante groups have been a force for good in the fight against gangs and gang crime in Mexico.
2013-06-29 Essex IV 4 TH regrets the rise and dominance of Facebook (and other social media sites like Twitter) in Western liberal democracies
2013-06-29 Essex IV Open_Final THBT the African Union should refuse to cooperate with the ICC and instead pursue their own means of justice.
2013-06-28 Vienna Mini 1 THW privatise healthcare
2013-06-28 Vienna Mini 2 THBT that Australia should replace its current flag with the aboriginal one
2013-06-28 Vienna Mini 3 THW eliminate standardised testing for university admission
2013-06-28 Vienna Mini 4 THBT Pixar's next animated motion picture should have a same-sex couple as protagonists
2013-06-28 Vienna Mini Open_Final As Quadriga, THW not have retracted Putin's award (info)
2013-06-22 Elbe Open 1 THW grant patients the full right to inspect records of their own treatment from psychotherapists
2013-06-22 Elbe Open 2 THB the continuing European Central Bank Policy of low interest rate focus is wrong
2013-06-22 Elbe Open 3 TH does not want a society in which people are immortal
2013-06-22 Elbe Open 4 THW force theatres that are funded by public money to allow the public to determine its programming
2013-06-22 Elbe Open Open_Semis THW remove the 5% election threshold for Islamic parties in all parliamentary elections
2013-06-22 Elbe Open Open_Final THW promote pornography that challenges gender cliches
2013-06-21 Berlin IV 1 THW forbid the Supreme Court to annul legislation.
2013-06-21 Berlin IV 2 THW ban fortune-telling for profit.
2013-06-21 Berlin IV 3 As an emerging nation, THW allow the manufacture and sale of generic drugs even in cases where patents or international treaties are infringed.
2013-06-21 Berlin IV 4 THW give security services total and unrestricted access to citizens’ data on social media and webmail services.
2013-06-21 Berlin IV Open_Semis THW introduce an immediate democracy. (Information slide: Immediate democracy is a method in which citizens can change their vote at any time. The number of MPs given to each party is allocated on a daily basis and represents the current support percentage of the population. In this system there are no elections, but the number of MPs from each party can change every day.)
2013-06-21 Berlin IV Open_Final THW support popular uprisings against dictators even in cases they are lead by Islamist extremist.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open 1 THBT tech companies should never share user information with governments.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open 2 In fighting prostitution, THW criminalize only the demand.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open 3 THBT Stark Industries should have open-sourced the Iron man suit.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open 4 THBT IMF should pay reparations to Greece.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open 5 THBT The New York Post shouldn't have published the photo (edit: showing a man about to be overrun by a metro and die)
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open Open_Semis THW restart the Esperanto project.
2013-06-21 GDPPC Open Open_Final THBT offenders with drug dependency should be sent into treatment rather than to prison.
2013-06-08 Bristol Open 1 THW prosecute attempted murder and murder as the same crime
2013-06-08 Bristol Open 2 THBT the disappearance of marriage from society will be more beneficial for LGBT individuals than their inclusion in it
2013-06-08 Bristol Open 3 THBT the USA should fund Private Military Companies (PMCs) to fight the war on drugs in Mexico
2013-06-08 Bristol Open 4 TH regrets the use of extreme tactics by feminist groups in countries with poor equalities records (like Femen, Pussy Riot and their supporters)
2013-06-08 Bristol Open Open_Final Where a suitable job is available in an individual's country of origin, THW require anyone wishing to emigrate to first repay the state the cost of any government services they have received to that point.
2013-05-31 Riga Debate Academy 1 THW remove the right to vote upon retirement
2013-05-31 Riga Debate Academy 2 THBT the targeting of religious sites is a legitimate tool of war
2013-05-31 Riga Debate Academy 3 THW make fines relative to wealth
2013-05-31 Riga Debate Academy 4 TH, as a Russian-speaking Latvian, would not vote for a Russian party in Latvian elections.
2013-05-31 Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THW require couples that intend to enter into official partnerships to be informed of their partners full genetic profile and other health issues
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 1 Should bullfighting be forbidden?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 2 Should teams be excluded from sports matches when one of their team members has taken doping?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 3 Seed companies seek out strong-yielding plants and sterilise the seeds. The plants cannot produce fertile seeds and the companies protect their license rights. Motion: Should plant sterilisation be banned?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 4 Assume the technical possibility of a manned flight to Mars, without the possibility to survive there on a long-term basis, or to return: Should we send a manned spacecraft to Mars?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 5 Should we abolish adding to wages until the income reaches the poverty line?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft 6 After a civil war, should the ethnic groups involved be separated, even through forced resettlement?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft Open_Octos Should commuter allowances be abolished?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft Open_Quarters Servicemen and women are equal before the law in the Armed Forces. In practice, women are not used on the frontline (as special commandos for example). Motion: should women be employed in the frontline?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft Open_Semis Should prisoners on hungerstrike be forcefed?
2013-05-30 Deutschsprachige Debattiermeisterschaft Open_Final When the Bundestag votes on matters of conscience, the members can vote without party discipline. Should the People decide on matters of conscience instead of the Parliament?
2013-05-27 History Tournament 1 TH is Martin Luther. THW not publish the Theses
2013-05-27 History Tournament 2 During WWII: THBT the Western Allies should under no circumstances cooperate with Stalin
2013-05-27 History Tournament 3 In the middle of the 19th century: THW stop export of food products from Ireland until the Great Famine ends
2013-05-27 History Tournament Open_Final TH is Gandhi. THW declare war on the English occupation
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup 1 Should self-incriminating reports for tax evasion no longer lead to amnesty/ower punishment?
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup 2 Should Members of Parliaments be allowed to have family members as employees?
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup 3 Should works of art no longer be restored?
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup 4 Should genetic testing right after birth be made mandatory?
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup Open_Semis Should Telecommunications providers be required by law to ensure net neutrality?
2013-05-19 Brüder Grimm Cup Open_Final Should there be a quota for young people in top political offices?
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open 1 THBT Djokar Tsarnev, the Boston Marathon bomber, should be given the death penalty
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open 2 THW take the children of Roma who live traditional lifestyles into state care
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open 3 THW reverse austerity measures in Europe
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open 4 THW allow voters to dismiss their government during its term through citizen initiated referenda
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open 5 THBT EU should offer Middle Eastern and North African states membership in exchange for successful democratic transformation
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open Open_Semis Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of almost any shape from a downloadable design. Currently, they can be used to create shoes, electronic devises, guns and even houses. In future, their uses are likely to grow. Motion: THW ban the sale of 3D printers to households
2013-05-17 Belgrade Open Open_Final THW replace the national sport teams of Ex-Yugoslavian republics with new unified teams
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi 1 THW make membership of a political party mandatory
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi 2 TH celebrates (approves of) the existence of religion
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi 3 THW pay male teachers in primary school more than female teachers
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi 4 TH regrets the founding of the state of Israel
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi 5 THW ban media from publishing graphic depictions of terrorist attacks
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi Open_Semis THW ban private companies from choosing political positions and promoting them
2013-05-11 Kalliope Debattoernooi Open_Final THW make fathers responsible for children, in financial and other terms, only if they have given explicit permission for their birth
2013-05-10 Denny Crane 1 THW require all politicians who are running for election to do a test of general knowledge whose results would then be made ​​public
2013-05-10 Denny Crane 2 THW require from companies to share their annual profit to all employees
2013-05-10 Denny Crane 3 THW abolish gender categories for the awards in culture
2013-05-10 Denny Crane 4 THW not punish offenders for non-violent crimes with prison sentence
2013-05-10 Denny Crane 5 Humanity has found an alien species of an unknown level of technological development. Motion: THW not make first contact with an alien
2013-05-10 Denny Crane Open_Semis THBT on October 5th blood should have been spilled
2013-05-10 Denny Crane Open_Final THW censor art that desecrates religious symbols
2013-05-10 Oxford Women’s Open 1 THW ban religious preachers in the public sphere
2013-05-10 Oxford Women’s Open 2 THBT the USA should give South Korea independent control of a nuclear arsenal
2013-05-10 Oxford Women’s Open 3 TH, as a professional female athlete, would not pose in a sexualised manner for magazines and commercials
2013-05-10 Oxford Women’s Open 4 In areas where hostage taking is a tactic, THW require soldiers to kill squad mates who are about to be captured
2013-05-10 Oxford Women’s Open 5 THW subsidise art that glorifies the working class
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV 1 THW completely abolish all subsidies and preferential treatment to the farming industry in the EU
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV 2 You are a poor 19-year old woman living in a former Soviet state. You have little education, no obvious career prospects, and few opportunities for economic advancement in your own country. THW register as a mail order bride
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV 3 TH, which is the EU, would sue any individual who speaks untrue of or defames the European Union
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV 4 TH as Israel would immediately intervene in Syria
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV 5 THBT billionaires have a moral obligation to donate their money to the US government instead of charities
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV Open_Semis You are Arnold Schwarzenegger, You are presented a script in which you are asked to portray a SS Nazi Officer who is presented in a positive humane light. THW take on the role
2013-05-10 Stockholm IV Open_Final THBT the EU should adopt the formation of a constitutional anti-theistic atheist society as one of its declared goals (Infoslides: The current stated goal of the european union, as stipulated in the treaty of rome, is an "ever closer union" Anti-theistic atheism society is a society that while still allowing religions to exist,more than just being secular actively seeks to eliminate religion from state institutions, laws and actively promotes atheism to the general public
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen 1 THW make organ donations after death mandatory
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen 2 THW not export any weapons out of the EU
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen 3 THW replace the three-tiered education system with one common high school (with infoslide)
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen 4 THW check all Doctorate theses of living persons for plagiarism
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen 5 THW welcome a UK exit out of the EU
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen Open_Semis THW ban alternative medicine
2013-05-10 Zeit Debatte Aachen Open_Final THW not have introduced a common European currency
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open 1 THBT racial profiling is a legitimate tool in fighting crime
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open 2 THW prohibit the military from embedding journalists
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open 3 THBT all state funding of the art should be allocated to artists through a random and equal lottery
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open 4 THW introduce a statute of limitation on murder
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open 5 THB the US should unilaterally intervene in Syria
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open Open_Semis THBT police force should have quotas of proportional representation of races
2013-05-04 Kyiv Open Open_Final THW forgive the group of young people who blew up a monument of Stalin in Ukraine.
2013-04-28 Cambridge Invitational 1 THW prosecute (in western courts) anyone who buys people out of slavery in the developing world
2013-04-28 Cambridge Invitational 2 THB that the Church of England should not allow the singing of Jerusalem in its services
2013-04-28 Cambridge Invitational 3 THW require that all marginal increases in funding for healthcare technology be spent on whatever NICE believes most cost effectively maximises Quality Adjusted Life Years.
2013-04-28 Cambridge Invitational Open_Final THW create: 1) an obligation on western powers to militarily intervene in conflicts where chemical weapons are being used (regardless of UN approval), and 2) a right if major humanitarian organisations to sue governments for failure to fulfil this obligation
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open 1 THW remove all "sin taxes"
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open 2 TH, as US President, would grant Chinese Christian refugees asylum
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open 3 THBT Governments should fund and public display of art which viscerally portrays the suffering of victims created by state policies/actions (eg war, failure to go to war, poverty at home and abroad)
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open 4 THW only allow election campaigns to be funded by a fixed budget provided by the state
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open 5 TH, as the gay community, regrets the rise of Grindr in western liberal democracies
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open Open_Semis In the event of a terrorist attack by radical Islamists, THW fabricate evidence (which wouldn't be found out to be untrue) that the attack was committed by someone from the dominant (religious/ethnic) group in that society
2013-04-26 Jacobs Open Open_Final TH, as 2 atheist parents, raising their child in a homogeneous religious rural community (e.g. in Texas) would raise their child to be religious
2013-04-26 Open de Minho 1 THW exhibit the Ten Commandments in all public schools of the EU.
2013-04-26 Open de Minho 2 THW aplaude that the Member States of the EU would participate in the Olympics under only one flag.
2013-04-26 Split Open 1 In cases of politically motivated terrorist attacks, THW ban the press from disclosing any information regarding the name, background or the political motivation of the attackers
2013-04-26 Split Open 2 You are a single woman in her twenties. Sleeping with your boss would probably significantly advance your career. THW do it.
2013-04-26 Split Open 3 THW force elected politicians and their families to use only public health and education services.
2013-04-26 Split Open 4 THBT any form of conscription is a war crime
2013-04-26 Split Open 5 THB Croatia should stop all special treatment of the Catholic religion.
2013-04-26 Split Open Open_Final Assuming the existence of the Biblical God, THW never praise him
2013-04-23 SdDUP Debate changing Europe round 1 1 TH applaudes that the representatives of the Member States on the European Council and on European Parliament adopt as criteria for decisions what is best for the citizens of their own countries and not what is best for the European citizens.
2013-04-23 SdDUP Debate changing Europe round 1 2 TH (as the EU) would offer visas for residence to all immigrants and their families that have proven to have found means of subsistence.
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships 1 THW ban all beauty pageants
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships 2 THW abolish all exceptions to the military draft on the basis of religion, sexual orientation or gender in democratic countries that have a compulsory military draft
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships 3 THW abolish the statute of limitations for serious crimes
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships 4 THW use military force to destroy North Korea’s nuclear facilities
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships 5 THW bring the Greek debt back to healthy European standards by a one-off wealth taxation of Greek’s rich.
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships Open_Quarters THBT Dutch labour unions should agree to a structural decrease in pay for older employees
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships Open_Semis THW offer all citizens, upon request, a second chance
2013-04-20 Dutch National Championships Open_Final After a military intervention to bring down a dictator, THW put a new dictator in place who is the best possible candidate
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East 1 Should we allow the police to use racial profiling?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East 2 Should we put a limit to the time parties can be in parliament?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East 3 Should selfishness be proscribed?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East 4 It is 1952. Should the Bundersrepublik Deutschland agree to the Stalin-Note?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East Open_Semis Should the country grant bravery medals to drone soldiers?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships North-East Open_Final Should same-sex couples receive full adoption rights?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships South (Austria and Switzerland) 1 Should exile be reinstated as a form of punishment?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships South (Austria and Switzerland) 2 Should we abolish all family (welfare) benefits in exchange for a one-off children premium of 100.000 Euros?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships South (Austria and Switzerland) 3 Should all Members of Parliament be selected, not through elections, but through a lottery from among all citizens?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships South (Austria and Switzerland) Open_Semis Should journalists hand the Offshore-Leaks data to the competent authorities?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships South (Austria and Switzerland) Open_Final Should same-sex couples receive full adoption rights?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West 1 Should we abolish the balancing of federal budgets (Länderfinanzausgleich)?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West 2 Should the candidate for Chancellor of a party be elected by all party members?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West 3 Do we need the meatfree Monday?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West 4 Should Germany disarm completely?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West Open_Semis Should the special status of churches under labour law be abolished?
2013-04-20 German Regional Championships West Open_Final Should same-sex couples receive full adoption rights?
2013-04-20 Hull Open 1 THW ban industrial action in time of economic recession
2013-04-20 Hull Open 2 THW ban all media (such as music, films and video games) which glorify misogyny
2013-04-20 Hull Open 3 THW end the use of armed drones in counter-terrorism operations
2013-04-20 Hull Open 4 THBT in emerging democracies with a history of female oppression, women should be granted two votes
2013-04-20 Hull Open Open_Final THBT western governments should cease all diplomatic,economic and military ties with the Bahrain government and support the opposition movement
2013-04-20 John Smith Memorial Mace International Final Open_Final This House Would Make the Use of Unmanned Military Attack Vehicles a War Crime
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships 1 THW criminalise adultery
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships 2 THW have a standing policy of conducting air strikes on government buildings of states which are implicated in the massacre of their own citizens
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships 3 THW set up an online voting system for citizens to directly choose the distribution of a specified portion of the national budget
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships 4 THW offer terminally ill patients the option of a cash grant if they forgo treatment and consent to early euthanasia
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships 5 THW make development aid conditional on recipient states adopting a one-child policy
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships Open_Semis THW ban the publication of images of terrorist atrocities
2013-04-19 Nordic Debating Championships Open_Final THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap
2013-04-17 Coimbra Debate changing Europe round 1 THW give a higher child subsidies to couples composed by persons from different Member States of the EU.
2013-04-17 Coimbra Debate changing Europe round 2 THW make mandatory that all European treaties would be submitted to a referendum under only one electoral cycle.
2013-04-17 UTAD Debate changing Europe round 1 THW give a higher child subsidies to couples composed by persons from different Member States of the EU.
2013-04-17 UTAD Debate changing Europe round 2 THBT the Common Agricultural Policy harmed the national agricultures.
2013-04-13 HSE Open 1 THW legally bind children to take care of their parents once the parents reach old age.
2013-04-13 HSE Open 2 This house would erect a memorial statue for President Ronald Reagan in the red Square.
2013-04-13 HSE Open 3 TH, as a feminist, would marry a closeted homosexual in order to help him keep his sexual identity secret.
2013-04-13 HSE Open 4 THW, as Russia, offer all Western European millionaires a low tax asylum and full Citizenship in the Russian federation.
2013-04-13 HSE Open 5 THW abolish NATO
2013-04-13 HSE Open Open_Semis THBT the state should never ever fund the arts or cultural activities.
2013-04-13 HSE Open Open_Final You are a member of the Pussy Riots. You are presented with a fail safe plan to runaway from prison and start a relatively comfortable life in the west. THW stay in prison.
2013-04-12 Estonian Open 1 THW provide the disabled access to sex workers as part of national health care
2013-04-12 Estonian Open 2 THW pay mercenaries to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
2013-04-12 Estonian Open 3 THBT governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
2013-04-12 Estonian Open 4 TH regrets the EU Troika’s reliance on mainly austerity measures as a solution for at risk Eurozone economies.
2013-04-12 Estonian Open 5 THW make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence.
2013-04-12 Estonian Open Open_Semis THBT feminist organisations should not use nudity as a tactic for pursuing their aims
2013-04-12 Estonian Open Open_Final TH Regrets the strong social norms in favour of lifelong monogamy.
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk 1 Should we teach beggars profitable street arts?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk 2 Should HIV-infected people be forced to take a pill that would kill them within three days?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk 3 Should the state give up on shrinking villages?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk 4 Should sexual acts with robots be banned, as soon as these are physically comparable to human beings?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk 5 Should people with more children be allowed to enter retirement earlier?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk Open_Semis Should scientific writings be freely available?
2013-04-12 Potsdam Puls Punk Open_Final Should the internet be closed on Sundays?
2013-04-10 Transatlantic Debating Championships Open_Semi_1 THBT French millionaires should escape to England
2013-04-10 Transatlantic Debating Championships Open_Semi_2 THB America has no culture
2013-04-10 Transatlantic Debating Championships Open_Semi_3 THB France should be more German
2013-04-10 Transatlantic Debating Championships Open_Final THB Germany should let Europe die
2013-04-06 Paris Open 1 TH, as commissioner Gordon, would never use the bat signal.
2013-04-06 Paris Open 2 TH, as the French Parliament, would not have recognised the Armenian Genocide
2013-04-06 Paris Open 3 THW choose a comprehensive education system where the only selection process is geographical location and NOT intelligence, ability or talent
2013-04-06 Paris Open 4 TH welcomes the anglicization of the French language
2013-04-06 Paris Open Open_Semis It is 1945. THW create a Jewish state in Western Europe instead of the Middle East
2013-04-06 Paris Open Open_Final Given the technology, THW, as a genius, use this technology to reduce its intelligence to become “normal”
2013-04-05 DCU Open 1 THW allow individuals to opt out of employment provisions relating to health and safety in return for increased pay
2013-04-05 DCU Open 2 THW allow sex offenders to choose to undergo castration in return for a considerably shorter sentence
2013-04-05 DCU Open 3 THW ban serving military generals from talking to the media
2013-04-05 DCU Open 4 THBT children in the West Bank should be educated in integrated schools (integrated school is one where students sit in the same classroom and share all facilities irrespective of background (including religion, culture or ethnicity))
2013-04-05 DCU Open 5 THBT in reducing its budget deficit, Ireland should prioritise cutting welfare to an absolute minimum rather than increasing taxes and cutting services
2013-04-05 DCU Open Open_Semis TH,as the US Republican Party,would end the use of primaries to select their presidential nominee
2013-04-05 DCU Open Open_Final TH supports Belfast City Council's decision to restrict the flying of the Union Jack outside Belfast City Hall
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THW allow legislation through voter initiated referenda.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THW establish a US federal court with the authority to approve targeted killings of unlawful combatants.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THW prohibit provincial and local governments from offering tax incentives to lure corporations to open business in their domain.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 THBT the discovery of a means to stop the human aging process would be a curse to humanity.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THBT governments should use corporal punishment instead of incarceration for a significant number of crimes.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THS diversity quotas for university admissions.
2013-03-30 Heriot Watt Open 1 THBT the salaries and the continuation of employment of teachers should be dependent on the academic performance of their students
2013-03-30 Heriot Watt Open 2 THBT: The international community should support a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict
2013-03-30 Heriot Watt Open 3 THW: Ban Political Opinion Polls
2013-03-30 Heriot Watt Open 4 “to secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange and the best attainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service” (clause 4, part 4)Clause 4 as a whole was the symbol of the Labour Party’s commitment to “public ownership” and the Party’s principled opposition to market capitalism. Clause 4 was abolished under the leadership of Tony Blair at a special party conference in Easter 1995. Motion: THBT the Labour party should not have revoked Clause 4
2013-03-30 Heriot Watt Open Open_Final THBT the Democratic Party should give up their attempts to regulate firearms and openly seek the complete abolition of firearms (approximate wording)
2013-03-30 Kent IV 1 THBT all corporations should become workers' co-operatives.
2013-03-30 Kent IV 2 THW require the consent of the subjects before publishing photographs of celebrities
2013-03-30 Kent IV 3 THBT feminists should support free markets in the developing world/
2013-03-30 Kent IV 4 THW vote to acquit and attempt to persuade other jurors to do the same
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open 1 THBT parents of underaged children should not drink alcohol
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open 2 THW set up brothels in military bases
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open 3 THW Make US military aid to Israel dependent on Israel accepting the two-state solution
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open 4 THW force state officials to keep all their financial assets in domestic banks
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open 5 THBT police officers should pose as children on social networking sites to entrap paedophiles
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open Open_Semis THW ban all individuals who have advocated or used violence in order to further a political cause in emerging democratic states, from standing for future elections
2013-03-29 St Petersburg Debating Open Open_Final THBT the state has no responsibility in protecting intellectual property rights
2013-03-25 French Debating Association Final Open_Final This House Still Believes in "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships 1 THW arm Syrian rebels
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships 2 THBT the state should support home ownership
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships 3 THBT the International Olympic Committee should ban all athletes who express hostile views towards racial, ethnic or sexual minorities from participating
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships 4 THW stop funding all space programs
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships 5 THBT parents have a moral obligation not to consume alcohol
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships Open_Semis THBT that extraordinary taxation of saving deposits in times of crisis is justified
2013-03-23 Estonian BP Championships Open_Final THBT people should only be allowed to work in state or local government agencies for a maximum of 5 years
2013-03-23 Exeter Open 1 THBT Western liberal democracies should ban unpaid internships
2013-03-23 Exeter Open 2 TH supports the decision to stop British development aid to India
2013-03-23 Exeter Open 3 THBT states should never protect dying languages
2013-03-23 Exeter Open 4 THBT the use of violence can be legitimate in political protest
2013-03-23 Exeter Open Open_Final TH supports the creation of a feminist political party
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV 1 THW require all social networks that offer services to minors to offer parents full unlimited access to their children's accounts
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV 2 THBT the entire European Union should adopt the ban on communist symbols
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV 3 THBT Lithuania should recognise Polish as an official language in municipalities with significant populations of ethnic Poles
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV 4 TH, which is China, would cease all political and economic support to North Korea
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV 5 THW force employers to allow their employees to work from home whenever physically possible
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV Open_Semis THW allow the deliberate targeting of civilians in war, where it would significantly reduce casualties in the long term
2013-03-23 Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) IV Open_Final TH, as Cyprus, would ask Russia for its bailout
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens 1 THB the pope should be elected by all members of the Catholic Church
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens 2 THW introduce ethnic and gender quotas for film and television programs
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens 3 THW not grant amnesty to people who commit atrocities in conflicts
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens 4 THW allow soldiers to volunteer for experimental genetic and physical modifications
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens 5 THW prosecute the perpetrators of domestic violence without the victim's consent
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens Open_Semis THW die for a cause
2013-03-22 Irish National Maidens Open_Final THBT celebrating housewives impedes the feminist movement
2013-03-22 Leiden Open 1 THW criminalize gang membership.
2013-03-22 Leiden Open 2 THBT adoption agencies should seek to place children in families with a similar culture to that of their biological parents.
2013-03-22 Leiden Open 3 THW require re-ratification of all international treaties, including the EU, by popular referenda every decade.
2013-03-22 Leiden Open 4 THBT the international community should treat espionage as a justification for military retaliation.
2013-03-22 Leiden Open 5 THBT the news media should also represent the criminal’s point of view when reporting on criminal convictions.
2013-03-22 Leiden Open Open_Semis THBT the LGBT rights movement should abandon the ‘born this way’ campaign. (Info: ‘Some people believe that they were born LGBT, some LGBT people believe that it is a choice that they made. Currently, the LGBT movement uses being ‘Born this way’ as a way of legitimising equal rights.’)
2013-03-22 Leiden Open Open_Final In times of war, THBT relatives of civilians killed by the military occupation, should be able to sue the soldiers responsible for their relative’s death in civilian court.
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup 1 THW give only temporary marriage lines
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup 2 THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehova's Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa' [Amish tradition of sending off 18-y.-olds to live in outside world for 1 year, after which they may chose to return or not]
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup 3 THBT South Korea should have nuclear weapon
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup 4 THW make companies pay taxes equal to their influence on the environment
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup 5 THW allow police to provoke citizens for committing crimes
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup Open_Semis THW give citizens negative votes on general elections
2013-03-22 Zalgiris Cup Open_Final THBT organized religion causes more harm than good
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg 1 THW allow the use of bounty hunters
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg 2 THBT Cuba should prioritise the implementation of capitalism over the implementation of democracy
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg 3 THW not give out separate art prizes (like the Oscars) for men and women
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg 4 THBT patriotism is a virtue
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg 5 THB in a human right to suicide
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg Open_Semis THW abolish all limits on the heights of buildings
2013-03-22 Zeit Debatte Marburg Open_Final THW abolish all anonymity for sperm donation
2013-03-21 Feminism and Gender Tournament 1 THW ban marriage.
2013-03-21 Feminism and Gender Tournament 2 TH, which is a woman, would not make any cosmetic changes to her appearance, including but not limited to makeup, shaving, and plastic surgeries .
2013-03-21 Feminism and Gender Tournament 3 THW ban all presentations of the 10th commandment in all Israeli School systems.
2013-03-21 Feminism and Gender Tournament Open_Final TH, which is a female debater, would participate in next year's Glasgow Ancients.
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW ban teenagers from using Facebook
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW choose immortality over fertility
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT Simba should not go back
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT Bilbo should have killed Gollum when he had the chance
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT all politicians should be celibate
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW ban advertising
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT charity is immoral
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW kill its best friend when s/he is about to become a zombie
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW build a second Deathstar
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THBT children under 18 with close relatives who are victims of FGM should not be allowed to travel outside the EU
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW ban Google Glasses
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW discourage people with genetic diseases from having children and prioritise them in terms of adoption
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW replace juries with panels of philosophers who will decide cases purely on utilitarian grounds
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW not give aliens the vote (aliens live alongside humans 1 year from now)
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THB feminists should oppose capitalism
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 2 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the banning of the burqa
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THBT the Pope Francis should make an ex-cathedra statement to the effect that all Catholics must support socialism
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW give the Roma a homeland
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW build a deathstar
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 As an omipotent, omniscient god, THW smite people who commit serious crimes and who we know will feel no remorse
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW bring back public corporal punishment for smaller crimes
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW make higher education free
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW abolish the speaker tab
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW fully replace agriculture and fishing with stem cell production to produce food
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW require priests to report confessions that lead to criminal convictions
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 You are an Israeli nuclear submarine commander. You learn that Israel has been wiped out by an iranian nuclear strike. THW return Fire
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW link Job Seekers Allowance to previous income
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW not become a superhero
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW encourage replacing human body parts with advanced robotic counterparts
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW build 500,000 social homes in the London Greenbelt
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW wipe the memories of those convicted very serious crimes and replace them with more positive memories
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW require universities to increase funding for classics and deprioritise funding for popular culture choices
2013-03-17 Royal Holloway Open Open_Final In world that has eradicated racism, THW prefer that people were/were not able to recognise differences in physical appearance
2013-03-16 Berlin-Brandenburgischen-Meisterschaften (Championships) 1 Should corporations be forced, in case of layoffs, to always lay off those workers with the best chances on the labour market?
2013-03-16 Berlin-Brandenburgischen-Meisterschaften (Championships) 2 Should the prosecution and defence in criminal cases no longer be able to make deals?
2013-03-16 Berlin-Brandenburgischen-Meisterschaften (Championships) 3 Should a word, that one group feels is discriminating, no longer be used by that same group either?
2013-03-16 Berlin-Brandenburgischen-Meisterschaften (Championships) 4 Should secret services produce pictures of despots that change their reputation and distribute those in the countries of these despots?
2013-03-16 Berlin-Brandenburgischen-Meisterschaften (Championships) Open_Final Should a state be excluded from the EU when its politics go against the basic values of the EU?
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup 1 THBT the Romanian state should cut all ties to all churches
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup 2 THW abolish the institution of the criminal record
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup 3 In a run-off for the Romanian Presidency, HW rather vote for Gigi Becali than Corneliu Vadim Tudor (Romanian extremist politicians)
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup 4 THW fight for the reunification of Romania with the Republic of Moldova
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup 5 Given easily accessible technology to choose the sex of a future child, THW give financial stimulants to parents that choose to have girls
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup Novice_Final THW ban the popular vote in talent shows:
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup Open_Semis THW pardon Bashar al-Assad for all his crimes in exchange for him stepping down from power
2013-03-16 Bucharest Universities Debating Cup Open_Final THBT in times of economic recession, European states, don't spend enough
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships 1 THW reinstitute the Czecho-Slovak federation.
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships 2 THW send top teachers to weakest schools.
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships 3 THW constitutionally cap the government deficit at 3% of GDP.
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships 4 THW ban pornography.
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships Open_Semis THW let Iran develop nuclear weapons.
2013-03-16 Czech and Slovak Championships Open_Final THW enable directly elected heads of state to, at their own initiative, dismiss government cabinets or their individual members.
2013-03-16 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Open_Final Open_Final THW not have children
2013-03-16 UCL IV 1 THW legalise the private sale of organs
2013-03-16 UCL IV 2 TH, as a feminist parent, would deliberately undermine its child's gender.
2013-03-16 UCL IV 3 TH welcomes the creation of strong forms of artificial intelligence
2013-03-16 UCL IV 4 THB that it is morally permissible to target civilians in times of war
2013-03-16 UCL IV Open_Semis THBT American politicians should not use the language of American Exceptionalism
2013-03-16 UCL IV Open_Final TH Regrets the rise of Reality Television
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament 1 THW make the Internet a public good
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament 2 THW prohibit underaged from entering religious organizations
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament 3 THW ban professors/teachers from communicating with students/schoolchildren in social networks
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament 4 THW allow the use of negative competitor image in advertisement
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament 5 THW include debating into school curriculum
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament Open_Semis THW allow to participate in general election only those people with IQ above a certain level
2013-03-16 VUAS Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT the government should be blamed for slow economic growth
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 1 THW require all criminal defendants to use a government-provided lawyer.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 2 THW withhold government funding from indigenous bands or tribal councils that do not have a democratic form of government.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 3 THW aggressively prioritize the posting of female diplomats to countries with poor women's rights records.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 4 THBT Pakistan should sincerely pursue peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 5 THW not grant developing countries the right to host major sporting events.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Novice_Finals THW extend the right to vote in Israeli elections to all Jews everywhere, including those who live outside of Israel.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Quarters THBT white entertainers should refrain from using cultural modes of expression that come from minority cultures.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Semis THBT all major daily newspapers and TV news channels should be required to treat all controversial issues with due accuracy and impartiality.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Finals THBT religious leaders should not endorse candidates for political office.
2013-03-09 Leeds Open 1 THW require internet users to disclose their identities
2013-03-09 Leeds Open 2 On the 10th Anniversary, TH does not regret the decision to invade Iraq.
2013-03-09 Leeds Open 3 TH, as the board of Zenit St. Petersburg, would preference players with Slavic ethnicity, in order to respect the wishes of the fans
2013-03-09 Leeds Open 4 THBT Conservative MPs should not have been given a free vote on the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill
2013-03-09 Leeds Open 5 THW require individuals to donate 75% of their annual income above £1 million to charity
2013-03-09 Leeds Open Novice_Final THW sentence repeat offenders to life imprisonment
2013-03-09 Leeds Open Open_Semis In post-conflict societies, THBT that justice is better served by TRCs (Truth and Reconciliation Committees) than by prosecution of perpetrators of attrocities other than the leaders
2013-03-09 Leeds Open Open_Final TH regrets the acceptance of Atheism in the form promoted by Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion
2013-03-09 Southampton Open 1 THW put a high minimum price on meat.
2013-03-09 Southampton Open 2 THBT schools should teach sex positive sex education (ie techniques for sexual gratification) in secondary schools.
2013-03-09 Southampton Open 3 TH regrets the rise of Marxism in Latin America
2013-03-09 Southampton Open 4 THW make the next James Bond gay
2013-03-09 Southampton Open Open_Final THBT Israel should give East Jerusalem to the Palestinians
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 1 THBT juries should only include individuals that are from the same socio-economic class as the defendant
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 2 TH, in hindsight, would still have fought the 2003 war in Iraq
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 3 THW, as an atheist, join an atheist church (definition: an atheist church is a congregation of non-religious people, who engage in singing, lectures and other activities. It also promotes the Manifesto for Atheists, which lists atheist virtues)
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 4 THBT school children in the UK should be taught that their country engaged in war crimes
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 5 TH, as the heir to any European throne, would refuse to become a monarch
2013-03-08 Vienna IV 6 THBT women are morally justified in lying about their past experiences, abilities and future family plans at a job interview or application
2013-03-08 Vienna IV Open_Semis You are an emigrant from a poor and collapsing unnamed country. You are offered full and immediate citizenship from the United States and the European Union. The offers are the only two options you have and are mutually exclusive. You do not know where you will live in either Union. Your native and only language is not spoken in either. Motion: THW emigrate to the European Union.
2013-03-08 Vienna IV Open_Final THW hold a referendum among all churchgoing Catholics to elect the new Pope rather than having Cardinals elect him
2013-03-07 French Debating Association Open_Semiss Open_Semi_1 THBT youth is wasted on the young
2013-03-07 French Debating Association Open_Semiss Open_Semi_2 THBT you can't plan the future by the past
2013-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace (Ireland Open_Semis) Open_Semi_1 TH regrets the rise of globalisation
2013-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace (Ireland Open_Semis) Open_Semi_2 THBT individualism has failed us
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open 1 THW give more votes to those who live in areas with high levels of political apathy and low voter turnout
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open 2 THW would allow parents to microchip their children without the child's consent
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open 3 THW allow individuals to contract out of all basic employment provisions in their contracts (such as health & safety, unfair dismissal etc) in return for compensation.
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open 4 THW allow individuals to sue religious organisations for compensation for the harmful effects of choices made as a result of adherence to religious doctrine
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open 5 THW require the creators of artistic works which depict negative stereotypes of disenfranchised groups to give a portion of their profits to those groups
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open Open_Semi THW Prosecute Irish politicians of the era for failing to take action over the abuses of the Magdalene Laundries.
2013-03-02 Nottingham Open Open_Final In a possible near future world, a computer chip has been developed which can painlessly be implanted in the brain, preventing all sexual desire. At the same time, technology has advanced to the point where completely asexual human reproduction is possible. THW prefer that world to this one.
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 0 TH regrets the turn away from socialism
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 1 THW create separate state schools for those who are LGBTQ
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 2 THBT former colonial powers should never intervene militarily in their former colonies
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 3 THBT in order to continue to eat meat individuals should personally slaughter a major meat animal
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 4 THW abolish all term limitations for elected officials in high offices
2013-03-01 Budapest Open Open_Semis THW require all isolated religious communities to give all 18-year-olds a Rumspringa
2013-03-01 Budapest Open Open_Final THBT an EU institution should block websites in EU member states that use negative racial/ethnic/religious stereotypes
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 1 TH, as the academic and debating communities of the UK, would not invite George Galloway to our public debates
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 2 THW ban unpaid internships
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 3 THW would ban the use of unarmed domestic surveillance drones
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 4 THW assassinate Iranian and North Korean nuclear scientists
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 5 THBT governments have no legal or moral obligation to respond with proportionate force to armed attacks on their citizens
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients Open_Semis THB the ICC should not issue warrants for suspects during ongoing conflicts
2013-03-01 Glasgow Ancients Open_Final TH regrets the centralisation of organised religion
2013-03-01 UL Open 1 THW allow parents of children with Klüver-Bucy syndrome to sterilise those children
2013-03-01 UL Open 2 THW make access to museums art exhibitions concerts etc. attractions free for people earning less than a certain wage
2013-03-01 UL Open 3 THW prohibit films about historical or political events,or those of a biographical nature, unless produced as documentaries
2013-03-01 UL Open 4 THB former colonial powers should maintain a presence in former colonies,in the interest of benefiting those colonies
2013-03-01 UL Open 5 THB emphasis on the depiction of the "normal" female body is no more empowerment than equal emphasis on the "perfect" female body
2013-02-23 Manchester IV 1 THBT single parents sent to prison should be able to raise their children in prison.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV 2 TH, as Israel, would grant exemptions from compulsory military service to all and only those citizens that give up their right to vote.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV 3 TH approves of the New York Post's decision to publish the subway photograph 'Doomed'.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV 4 TH approves of the USA's policy of extra-judicial killing of terrorists.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV 5 THBT at least 50% of the Legislature (Parliament) should be appointed by a socially representative random draw from the general population.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV Open_Quarters THBT states should disband their armed forces and use PMCs as and when necessary
2013-02-23 Manchester IV Open_Semis THBT the unemployed, living in areas of high unemployment and low private investment, should relocate to areas where their employment is more likely in order to keep their benefits.
2013-02-23 Manchester IV Open_Final THBT David Cameron was wrong to offer the British electorate a referendum on EU membership.
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships 1 THW officially register Pastafarianism as a religion in Poland.
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships 2 THW introduce tax cuts for qualified foreigners who want to settle in Poland.
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships 3 THW supplement Polish Constitution with the civil right of access to the Internet.
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships 4 THW ban advertising that invoke polishness as a value
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships Open_Semis THBT Poland should join the Eurozone as soon as possible
2013-02-22 Polish Parliamentary Debating Championships Open_Final THBT political parties should be subject to anti-monopoly laws
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_1 THW ban the use of artificial human augmentation, either by surgical or genetic therapy.
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_2 THB that people who attend mass are morally responsible for the actions of the Catholic Church
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_3 THW allow prisoners to choose death over life sentence
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_4 THW ban domestic drones
2013-02-16 Edinburgh IV 1 THW withdraw all state benefits including healthcare from the voluntarily unemployed
2013-02-16 Edinburgh IV 2 THBT Student Unions should not take an explicit policy on abortion
2013-02-16 Edinburgh IV 3 THB that independent states in the developing world should be allowed to unilaterally opt to become overseas territories of their former colonial powers.
2013-02-16 Edinburgh IV 4 THW ban all individuals who have advocated or used violence in order to further a political cause in a liberal democratic state, from standing for future elections
2013-02-16 Edinburgh IV Open_Final THW Not Shoot the Naked Soldier
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU 1 THW ban the production and consumption of tobacco in the European Union
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU 2 THW make lying by politicians punishable by law
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU 3 TH hopes the United Kingdom will leave the European Union
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU 4 THW not pursue income redistribution beyond poverty reduction (armoedebestrijding, i.e. combatting poverty)
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU Open_Semis THW make the punishment for drunk driving equal to manslaughter, even if the driver caused no accident
2013-02-16 IDEA-DTU Open_Final THW set a public ultimatum: if the next pope does not implement radical reforms, the Roman Catholic church will be disbanded
2013-02-16 LSE Open 1 THBT Western Liberal Democracies should institute bans on their citizens visiting illiberal states whose economies depends on tourism
2013-02-16 LSE Open 2 THW require prospective owners or large shareholders of sport clubs / teams to gain majority support from season ticket holders or other representatives of the fan base to complete their acquisition
2013-02-16 LSE Open 3 THW make conscription a war crime
2013-02-16 LSE Open 4 THW require close relatives of the homeless to pay their welfare costs to the extent that they can afford to do so
2013-02-16 LSE Open 5 THW allocate state funding for the arts exclusively to new and original work, and never to reproductions of ‘great works’ or other old plays, opera, music, films or art
2013-02-16 LSE Open ESL_Final This House would allow pro-life organisations to offer to pay women considering abortions to carry the baby to term (assuming adequate child support services exist)
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Quarters THBT the International Criminal Court should focus on indicting and prosecuting larger numbers of middle-to-low ranking suspects for war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, rather than smaller numbers of high ranking suspects
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Semis This House believes that the civil and criminal legal system has no business considering or regulating behaviour that exclusively occurs in online virtual worlds such as ‘Second Life’
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Final This House would support policies of ‘ever increasing political union’ – i.e. progressive political integration aimed at the distant goal of federal unification – amongst members of the League of Arab States
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) 1 TH supports the legislation (legalisation?) of sex work
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) 2 THBT every member of the NRA is morally culpable for the level of gun crime in the US
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) 3 THBT the government should access private electronic communications to predict and tackle crime
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) 4 THBT artists from privileged groups should not depict characters from underprivileged groups in their work
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) 5 THBT the UN should recruit a standing army
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) Open_Semis a pill exists to prevent you falling in love, THW take that pill
2013-02-15 The Galway Open (Irish National Law Debates) Open_Final THW abolish private property
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) 1 Should we intervene in Mali?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) 2 Should the water supply be nationalised all over Europe?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) 3 Should Incest be allowed?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) 4 Should the possibility to revoke a PhD degree be under a statute of limitation?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) 5 Should we, who are technically capable of it, seek contact with extraterrestrials?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) Open_Semis Should we ban the import of goods that were not produced under the social and ecological standards of the EU?
2013-02-08 Österreichischen Debattier Meisterschaft (Austrian Debate Championships) Open_Final Should we buy armed drones?
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open 1 THW return all national treasures to their countries of origin, provided they sincerely commit to preserve and display them.
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open 2 THW end the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open 3 THBT, in the event of an immediate and unprovoked Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, the USA should make a credible pledge to support Israel in any resulting conflict.
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open 4 THW set maximum rents for residential property in the city of Paris.
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open 5 THW legalise polygamy
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open Open_Semis THBT Pakistan should end all cooperation with America’s War on Terror.
2013-02-08 Sciences Po Open Open_Final THBT Socrates should not have drunk the hemlock
2013-02-02 Warwick IV 1 THW stop all efforts to cease the international drug trade and put all funding into education and rehab
2013-02-02 Warwick IV 2 TH, as a progressive, would oppose the awarding of hosting rights for major international sporting competitions to 'Unprogressive' countries
2013-02-02 Warwick IV 3 THBT Advocates for Trans* people should not campaign within the feminist movement
2013-02-02 Warwick IV 4 THBT opposition movements in countries with repressive regimes should never use violent tactics
2013-02-02 Warwick IV Open_Semis TH (As the EU) would make development aid conditional upon developing countries using it for renewable energy generation
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV 1 THW abolish trial by jury
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV 2 THBT, when and where gay marriage is legal, religious institutions should be compelled to conduct gay wedding ceremonies
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV 3 THBT all policy on drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other controlled substances should be made by expert scientific panels and not elected officials
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV 4 THBT the Arab Spring has been bad for Egypt
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV 5 THW punish illegal tax avoidance (evasion) by the deprivation of citizenship
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV Open_Semis THBT it is impossible to be a pro-life feminist
2013-02-01 Inner Temple IV Open_Final TH regrets that Lance Armstrong got caught
2013-02-01 Irish Times Open_Semis Open_Semi_1 THW introduce graduate tax
2013-02-01 Irish Times Open_Semis Open_Semi_2 THW ban tobacco
2013-02-01 Irish Times Open_Semis Open_Semi_3 THB freedom of speech should never be curtailed
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW criminalise doping in sport
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THW ban any technology that can delete or alter a person's memory
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 A pill exists that ensures "moral behaviour", THW ban the morality pill.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THB that abortion referendums should be open to women voters only
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 5 THB countries should cease trying to prevent climate change and focus resources on preparing for its consequences.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 6 THB social media companies have a duty to prevent far-right or hate groups from using their platforms.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 7 TH supports a Palestinian right of return.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 8 THBT former colonial powers should never intervene militarily or economically in favour of one side in a civil war or rebellion in a former colony.
2013-01-26 Beginner Tournament Mainz (DCJG) 1 Should the government leader at federal and state level be directly elected?
2013-01-26 Beginner Tournament Mainz (DCJG) 2 Should employees of energy and transport companies be banned from striking?
2013-01-26 Beginner Tournament Mainz (DCJG) 3 Should Bilbo stay home?
2013-01-26 Beginner Tournament Mainz (DCJG) Open_Final Should we create a public newspaper?
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi 1 TH, being the US, would oblige the Amish to send their children to public high schools
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi 2 THW ban meat consumption
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi 3 THW ban cosmetic/plastic surgery aimed to change racial features
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi 4 THW introduce corporal punishment
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi Open_Semis THW abolish the UN Security Council
2013-01-26 Rotterdam BP toernooi Open_Final THW make abortion mandatory in cases of severe medical conditions that lead to short and painful lives
2013-01-26 York IV 1 THBT student societies and newspapers should have a 'no platform' policy for extremist political figures
2013-01-26 York IV 2 TH, as Tottenham Hotspur, would ban fans found chanting 'Yid Army'
2013-01-26 York IV 3 THBT parents, where concerned, should install spyware to monitor their children's online activity and communications
2013-01-26 York IV 4 THW ban religious proselytising and faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prisons
2013-01-26 York IV Open_Semis THBT states should place constitutional limits on regressive taxation policies
2013-01-26 York IV Open_Final TH regrets the societal acceptance of promiscuity
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi 1 THW force pregnant minors to have an abortion or give their child up for adoption
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi 2 THW introduce trial by jury
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi 3 THBT Mexican state should create a list of known members of drug cartels and outlaw everyone on it
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi 4 THBT CDA should vote with the ruling coalition if proposed laws satisfy the Senate criteria of redelijkheid (reasonableness, judiciousness, fairness) and samenhang (congruence with other laws) (addendum: instead of for other political criteria)
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi Open_Semis THW split up banks until none are “too big to fail”
2013-01-25 Rotterdam BP Toernooi Open_Final THW only drill for gas in areas where the population has consented through a local referendum (inspired by recent opposition to gas drilling in Groningen)
2013-01-25 Trinity IV 1 THW not prosecute victims of domestic violence for crimes committed as a result of their abuse
2013-01-25 Trinity IV 2 THBT the marketing strategies of Western NGOs have hindered the development of the global South
2013-01-25 Trinity IV 3 THW ban the teaching of Romeo and Juliet in schools
2013-01-25 Trinity IV 4 THB the campaign for marriage equality is a waste of the gay community's resources
2013-01-25 Trinity IV 5 THW hold Islam accountable for the actions of Islamists
2013-01-25 Trinity IV Open_Quarters THBT allowing women on front lines is a victory for feminism
2013-01-25 Trinity IV Open_Semis TH as an Israeli Arab would boycott Israeli elections
2013-01-25 Trinity IV Open_Final THW restrict media coverage of school shootings
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament A1 THW rather die before they get old.
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament A2 THBT we are clever enough to engineer our doom but not to prevent it.
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament A3 THBT limitation nurtures creativity
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament A4 THBT peace is only an illusion
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament B1 THBT we should not let our schooling interfere with our education
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament B2 THBT technology is killing our work ethic
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament B3 THBT we should strive for immortality
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament B4 THW sooner befriend an evil genius than a dull hero
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament C1 THBT Art is the highest achievement of humanity.
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament C2 THBT change is not progress
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament C3 THBT life is nasty, brutish and short
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament C4 THBT uncle Sam is not a member of the family
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament D1 THBT books are obsolete
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament D2 THBT it is better to learn than to be taught
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament D3 THBT true friends stab you in the front.
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament D4 THBT peace depends on fear
2013-01-24 French Debating Association Tournament D5 THBT banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than armies
2013-01-24 Kingsmill Moore Invitational 1 THBT social disgust is a sufficient justification for censoring art
2013-01-24 Kingsmill Moore Invitational 2 THW federalise the European Union
2013-01-24 Kingsmill Moore Invitational 3 THBT the state should never negotiate with hostage takers
2013-01-13 Regents’ IV 1 THB the west should not recruit doctors from the developing world
2013-01-13 Regents’ IV 2 THB student unions should not campaign on geo-political issues
2013-01-13 Regents’ IV 3 THW ban religious based rehabilitation programs, regardless of how effective they may be
2013-01-13 Regents’ IV 4 THW hold a referendum on the death penalty.
2013-01-13 Regents’ IV Open_Final TH regrets the existence of mankind
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV 1 THBT all components of the welfare state should be means tested
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV 2 THBT feminists should support the death penalty for crimes of severe sexual assault in countries with extreme gender inequality
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV 3 (Info Slide) THW ban the practice and use of all alternative therapies
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV 4 TH, as the USA, no longer supports the right to bear arms
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV Open_Semis THW not teach vocational subjects at universities
2013-01-12 Nottingham Trent IV Open_Final THW compel HIV infected people to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 1 Do we need to abolish public broadcasting?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 2 Should doping be allowed in professional sport (Leistungssport)?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 3 Should throw our principles away (over board)?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 4 Do we need schocking pictures of the slaughter and processing of meat and sausage products?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 5 To hell with extortionate rent prices: do we need housing socialism?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg Open_Semis Should we give up on climate protection?
2013-01-12 Zeit Debatte Hamburg Open_Final Should large infrastructural projects be subject to democratic control?
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 1 THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 2 THBT Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 3 THW only imprison individuals who pose a direct and continuing threat to society
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 4 THBT International development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 5 THBT self described progressive males of dominant ethnicities are morally obliged to refrain from taking positions of responsibility where there is a qualified alternative candidate from a historically disadvantaged group who would otherwise receive the post
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 6 THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 7 THBT European Union nations should forgive Greece’s sovereign debt
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 8 THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have a child
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 9 THW ban political parties and require all candidates for national public office to seek election as independents
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Quarters THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Semis THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a 'supreme court' of scientific experts
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Final TH welcomes the decline of the USA as the sole global super power.
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Quarters THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes (same as EFL_Quarters)
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Semis THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Final THBT representative democracies with large numbers of foreigners living in their territory (on a temporary or permanent basis) should create specific seats to represent them in parliament.
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Partial_Double_Octos THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Octos THBT the US should cut off military aid to Egypt
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Quarters THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Semis TBHT the WTO should never allow nations to place export restrictions on food, rare-earth metals, and other non-oil commodities
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Final THW not allow religious communities to expel members on the basis of views or actions that contradict doctrinal teachings
2012-12-15 IDEA European Cup 1 THBT all professional football clubs should be majority owned by their supporters
2012-12-15 IDEA European Cup 2 THW ban children from participating in religious activities
2012-12-15 IDEA European Cup 3 THBT emerging democracies should ban the election of close family members of current or previous office-holders
2012-12-15 IDEA European Cup Open_Final the Greek left wing party Syriza has promised to renegotiate the current bailout, and turn back a number of austerity measures, such as lowering of pension and welfare benefits. Motion: As a Greek voter, THW vote for Syriza
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV 1 THBT the state should subsidise news media outlets
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV 2 THBT the government of the DRC should hire private military companies to defeat rebels in North and South Kivu
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV 3 TH supports citizen-initiated referendums*
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV 4 THBT the Japanese government should renounce pacifism and rearm
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV 5 TH supports the legalisation of the production, sale, purchase and consumption of All recreational drugs
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THW alter World Trade Organisation rules to allow poor countries to erect protectionist barriers against rich countries
2012-12-14 Birmingham IV Open_Final THW, as the UK, give up its nuclear arsenal
2012-12-14 Centrale Open 1 THBT all criminal trials should be decided by a jury verdict
2012-12-14 Centrale Open 2 THW allow employers to offer a contract to their female employees giving up their right to become pregnant.
2012-12-14 Centrale Open 3 This House believes that governments should end all direct international aid, and donate money to Non Governmental Organizations (e.g. Oxfam, Médicins Sans Frontièrs) instead
2012-12-14 Centrale Open 4 THW remove bylines from individual newspaper articles
2012-12-14 Centrale Open 5 THW rather spend the money on subsidised housing and living costs for migrants in the centre of Paris than investment in the Banlieues
2012-12-14 Centrale Open Open_Semis TH, as a draftee, would dodge the draft
2012-12-14 Centrale Open Open_Final The Twin Towers were a recognizable part of the famous New York skyline. On the 11th of September on 2001 they were destroyed by a terrorist attack. In 2011 the New York City Office commissioned the building of the Freedom Tower on Ground Zero. Motion: THW have instead rebuilt the world trade centre to original specifications, but one floor higher
2012-12-09 The English Cup 1 THW ban homeschooling
2012-12-09 The English Cup 2 TH, which is the US, would stop the use of armed military drones in pakistan
2012-12-09 The English Cup 3 THW offer financial incentives for bringing in elusive criminals
2012-12-09 The English Cup Open_Semis THW require all companies to publish salaries to the entire public
2012-12-09 The English Cup Open_Final THW obligate newly formed states that were formed through violent resistance to pay reparations for harms and casualties which were caused by their struggle
2012-12-08 Baden-Württemberg 1 Should people who have lived a healthy life be given preferential access to donated organs?
2012-12-08 Baden-Württemberg 2 Should we establish worker participation (unternehmerische Mitbestimmung) in corporations in all of Europe?
2012-12-08 Baden-Württemberg 3 Should public television give all sexual variations (sexuellen Spielarten) proportionally equal representation?
2012-12-08 Baden-Württemberg Open_Final Should the UN make the knowledge of how to build an atomic weapon available upon request?
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV 1 THBT the expansion in the proportion of the population attending university has done more harm than good
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV 2 THW punish poachers of endangered species in the same way as murderers
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV 3 THBT developing countries should ban non citizens from purchasing real estate
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV 4 THBT MGM studios should cast a woman as the next Bond
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV 5 (Info Slide) THBT the United States Should fund Madrassas in Pakistan
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV Open_Semis THBT the Mexican government should offer immunity for economic crimes to drug cartels in exchange for not targeting the police, military or civilians
2012-12-08 Lancaster IV Open_Final THS the reappropriation of the word 'nigger
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV 1 THW ban sports, where the main purpose is to inflict pain (e.g. boxing, martial arts)
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV 2 THBT the state should fund the identity change, including changing their legal name and physical appearance, of infamous prisoners upon their release
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV 3 THBT Western countries should offer to immediately cancel all debts owed by any authoritarian country upon its transition to democracy
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV 4 THBT the gay rights movement should campaign for the abolition of marriage, rather than marriage equality
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV 5 THW ban all political polls before any election
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV Open_Semis THW make the use of conscripts in active combat a war crime
2012-12-08 SSE Riga & LMT IV Open_Final THBT from kindergarten onwards all education should be gender neutral
2012-12-07 Bristol IV 1 THS state-provision of cosmetic surgery and surgical enhancements
2012-12-07 Bristol IV 2 THBT South Korea should provide unconditional humanitarian aid and assistance to North Korea
2012-12-07 Bristol IV 3 THW allow victims of miscarriages of justice to sue expert witnesses for incompetence
2012-12-07 Bristol IV 4 THW subsidise feminist pornography
2012-12-07 Bristol IV 5 THW fabricate evidence in order to create the impression that historical national heroes had been gay
2012-12-07 Bristol IV Open_Semis THS the creation of a Black Players' Union in the English Premier League
2012-12-07 Bristol IV Open_Final TH regrets the popular veneration of Che Guevara
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV 1 THW only release prisoners if they are rehabilitated
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV 2 THBT slacktivism has harmed activism more than it has benefited it
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV 3 TH supports a technocratic government in times of dire financial crisis
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV 4 THW ban all lobbyist activity
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV 5 THBT matchmaking is a better system than dating
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THW allow parents to sell their babies
2012-12-07 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THBT a society in which charity and donations are prevalent is preferable to a society with a state run welfare system
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 1 TH welcomes the government’s proposed fat tax
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 2 TH regrets the demise of the Green Party
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 3 THB Enda deserved his place on the cover of TIME
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 4 THW abolish the minimum wage
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 5 THB the diaspora should b‘The Gathering’
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 6 THW not negotiate with Hamas
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 7 THB it can no longer support the ‘Barclays Premier League’
2012-12-04 Irish Times Debates 8 THB feminism has run its course in Ireland
2012-12-01 King’s College IV 1 THBT Bert and Ernie should get married
2012-12-01 King’s College IV 2 TH regrets the 2001 Afghanistan invasion
2012-12-01 King’s College IV 3 (infoslide explaining that in 10 years it will be possible to send a manned mission to Mars but they won't be able to return alive) THBT NASA should fund suicide missions to Mars
2012-12-01 King’s College IV 4 THBT Governments should not assist in the rebuilding of disaster prone areas
2012-12-01 King’s College IV Open_Final THBT feminist christians should leave the Church of England
2012-12-01 Nikolausturnier 1 THW force insurance companies to have equal insurance premiums for men and women
2012-12-01 Nikolausturnier 2 THW give the members of every political party the right to determine the voting behaviour of their deputies
2012-12-01 Nikolausturnier 3 THW offer Maria its own bed
2012-12-01 Nikolausturnier Open_Final THW make all the proceeds that a professors earns with their books and other academic work available to their universities
2012-11-30 BGU IV 1 TH supports a preference for mothers in custody trials
2012-11-30 BGU IV 2 THW grant high ranking army officers the right to veto government decisions regarding security
2012-11-30 BGU IV 3 THW abolish intellectual property rights over music
2012-11-30 BGU IV 4 THW abolish mandatory retirement age
2012-11-30 BGU IV 5 TH prefers a strong dictatorship to a weak democracy
2012-11-30 BGU IV Open_Final THBT Marx would have approved of the internet
2012-11-30 Cork IV 1 THW require prospective parents to obtain parenting licences prior to having children
2012-11-30 Cork IV 3 THW require all news media to graphically depict under-reported armed conflicts
2012-11-30 Cork IV 4 THBT the EU should suspend the membership rights of countries if they elect extremist parties to government (for example, Greece's Golden Dawn or the UK's British National Party)
2012-11-30 Cork IV 5 THB artists should not set out to sympathetically portray characters who hold morally repugnant world views
2012-11-30 Cork IV Novice_Final THW ban all medical procedures intended to change an individual's racial appearance
2012-11-30 Cork IV Open_Semis THW introduce blind voting in national elections
2012-11-30 Cork IV Open_Final THB the ICC should open an investigation on war crimes in Palestine
2012-11-30 Moscow Open 1 THBT citizens have no moral obligation to obey laws which they personally believe may be unjust
2012-11-30 Moscow Open 2 TH supports direct elections of governors in Russia
2012-11-30 Moscow Open 3 THW only allow pornography produced and directed by Women
2012-11-30 Moscow Open 4 THBT consumer electronics firms should not be allowed to patent technologies which are not essential to the working of their product
2012-11-30 Moscow Open 5 TH, as Germany, would leave the EU
2012-11-30 Moscow Open Open_Semis THW remove all special legal privileges from religious organisations
2012-11-30 Moscow Open Open_Final THBT Russia should immediately withdraw all support from the Assad regime
2012-11-30 Münster Ironman 1 THBT separate sports competitions for women harm the feminist cause
2012-11-30 Münster Ironman 2 THW set up Christian mission schools in Pakistan
2012-11-30 Münster Ironman 3 THW ban transport of persons and goods by beaming
2012-11-30 Münster Ironman 4 THW not want a German Europe
2012-11-30 Münster Ironman Open_Final THW set up brothels in military bases abroad
2012-11-28 IDEA Debate@Europe final event 1 THBT the European Union should ban art, including literature or film, that directly insults any religion
2012-11-28 IDEA Debate@Europe final event 2 THBT the EU should oblige its member states to include positive references to LGBT individuals and issues in their high school textbooks
2012-11-28 IDEA Debate@Europe final event 3 THBT the European Union should guarantee membership to regions of existing EU member states, such as Catalonia or Scotland, that secede
2012-11-28 IDEA Debate@Europe final event 4 THB that Europe should weaken its austerity measures to guarantee its citizens greater social support
2012-11-28 IDEA Debate@Europe final event Open_Final THW ban far-right parties from competing in elections in European countries
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi 1 THW force universities to create stricter entrance requirements, even if this would lead to fewer students
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi 2 THW ban the publication of any photographic and film material that portrays crime suspects
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi 3 TH, being a teenager, would not open a Facebook account
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi 4 THW force schools to offer students intensive interaction with different worldviews
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi 5 THW allow the Supreme Court to reject laws if they contradict the constitution (this is not SQ in the Netherlands)
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Semis THW grant the ECB the right to limit member country’s sovereign debt
2012-11-24 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Final THW subsidise genetical modification on humans
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 1 THW Abolish National School Curriculums
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 2 THBT in Times of High Unemployment, Governments Should Remove all Minimum Standard Regulations in the Labour Market
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 3 THB India should not allow Tesco or Walmart into their national market
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 4 THW Punish Parents when Their Children Bully Others at School
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 5 TH Regrets the Rise of the Career Politician
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg Open_Semis THBT, where resources are scare, minority campaign groups should fund minority art, literature and films rather than funding lobbying for legislative change
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg Open_Final THB that the Press Cannot be Trusted to Regulate Itself :
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 1 THBT access to the internet is a human right
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 2 THW penalise politicians who break pre-election pledges
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 3 THB that online activism is counterproductive
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 4 TH regrets the rapid expansion of online education
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 5 TH supports censorship of pornography on the internet
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament 6 THBT in the era of the Internet we should adopt a global hate speech law
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament Open_Semis THBT hacktivism is a legitimate tool of protest against multinational corporations
2012-11-23 IDAS tournament Open_Final THBT an unregulated Internet does more harm than good
2012-11-23 Lund Debate Challenge 1 THW decriminalize incest between consenting adults
2012-11-23 Lund Debate Challenge 2 THB enterprises and charities are more effective for development than official development assistance (ODAs)
2012-11-23 Lund Debate Challenge 3 THW collect DNA of every newborn child in order to prevent and solve future crimes
2012-11-23 Lund Debate Challenge Open_Semis THW refuse American statehood to Puerto Rico
2012-11-23 Lund Debate Challenge Open_Final THW forbid universities from accepting donations earmarked for the pseudo-sciences
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen 1 Should prisoners temporarily lose their right to vote?
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen 2 Should punishment for use of doping be subject to a statute of limitation?
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen 3 Should people who are in a relationship with an enemy of the constitution (Verfassungsfeinden) be considered enemies of the constitution too?
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen 4 Should people have the right to erase/block the autocomplete for their names in search engines?
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen 5 Should James Bond retire?
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen Open_Semis Should citizens be forced to borrow money to the state in times of crisis? (Should it become mandatory for citizens)
2012-11-23 Zeit Debatte Tübingen Open_Final Should corporate sponsorship of dangerous (life-threatening) sports and stunts?
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW create a permanent seat for the Travelling Community in the Dáil.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THW create a constituency for the Irish abroad.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 THW allow Asylum Seekers to work.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THW compel parents to take equal paternity and maternity leave.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 5 THW require the unemployed to participate in community work to be eligible for social welfare.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 6 THW re-introduce the punishment of banishment for serious crimes.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 7 THW grant the police the ability to stop and search without reasonable suspicion in designated areas and times.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 8 THB the US Federal Government should continue to enforce the national prohibition on drugs in states which legalise the personal use of cannabis.
2012-11-18 Iasi BP Open 1 THW not make state health care available to smokers
2012-11-18 Iasi BP Open 2 TH regrets the influence of computer games on the next generation
2012-11-18 Iasi BP Open 3 THW ban pornography
2012-11-18 Iasi BP Open 4 THBT the European Union should open its borders to all immigrants
2012-11-18 Iasi BP Open Open_Final THW give all animals capable of respecting all citizen obligations equal rights to humans
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 1 The state should pay a living wage to stay at home parents
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 2 THB all donor countries should freeze aid to Rwanda
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 3 THW hold the senior executives of major banks and rating agencies criminally liable for the actions of their companies that led to the Global Financial Crisis
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 4 THBT democratic reform is more important than economic growth for China
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 5 THBT prosecutors should never offer reduced sentences in exchange for testifying against others
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THBT that Japan should not abandon nuclear power
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters TH regrets the rise of 24 hour news culture
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Semis THBT all companies should be at least 75% owned by their workforce, in equal shares
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT Egypt should provide a military security guarantee against the invasion of Gaza
2012-11-10 Brno Open 1 THW adopt life sentences without parole.
2012-11-10 Brno Open 2 THW not read fairytales which contain gender stereotypes to children.
2012-11-10 Brno Open 3 THW grant tax cuts to large foreign investors.
2012-11-10 Brno Open 4 THW cancel permanent membership and veto power in the UN Security Council.
2012-11-10 Brno Open Open_Semis THBT all regionally concentrated ethnic minorities should be granted territorial autonomy.
2012-11-10 Brno Open Open_Final THBT the European Union should open its borders for immigrants from third world countries.
2012-11-10 ESCP Debating Open 1 THBT states in the developing world should invest in sex tourism
2012-11-10 ESCP Debating Open 2 THW allow all doping in professional sports
2012-11-10 ESCP Debating Open Open_Final THW choose immortality over the opportunity to have children
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) 1 TH supports lifting the celibacy of the Catholic Church
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) 2 THW ban the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, from adopting children
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) 3 THW require all Portuguese to spend 25 € per month on local products
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) 4 THBT all children should have location chips
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) Open_Semis THBT Wikipedia should be put on the UNESCO World Heritage list
2012-11-10 Open de Debates da Sociedade de Debates da Universidade de Coimbra (SDUC) Open_Final TH defends that austerity is the solution to the (economic) crisis
2012-11-10 Vienna Freshers 1 THW ban smoking entirely
2012-11-10 Vienna Freshers 2 THBT there should be obligatory equal parental leave for women and men
2012-11-10 Vienna Freshers 3 THW prosecute violent fouls as criminal assault
2012-11-10 Vienna Freshers 4 THBT testing on animals is immoral
2012-11-10 Vienna Freshers Open_Final THBT state funded space programs are a waste of tax payers' money
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 1 THBT Google, YouTube, & social media websites should remove content which it deems to insult religions
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 2 THB the ANC should nationalize all mines
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 3 THBT Western governments should buy the freedom of slaves
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 4 THBT the Greek military should suspend democratic government until economic recovery
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 5 THBT companies should not take public stance in gay right issues
2012-11-09 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THB governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
2012-11-09 Oxford IV ESL_Final THW give extra votes to youths over the age of 18
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THBT Emily's list should fund pro-choice male candidates
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT States should forcibly reverse the transmigration policies of their former dictators
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Final THB in the right to bear arms
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 1 THW abolish all political parties
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 2 THW allow workers to sell employment rights back to their employers
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 3 THBT the right to decide the timing and manner of one's death is a fundamental component of liberty
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 4 THBT the Myanmar NLD should actively support a pro-democracy campaign of civil disobedience
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge 5 THW remove immunity from prosecution from holders of high political office
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge Open_Semis THBT the works of hip hop legends such as Tupac Shakur, the Wu Tang Clan and JayZ should be taught in schools
2012-11-09 UK Debate Challenge Open_Final THBT the capitalist system is incompatible with a just society
2012-11-03 Durham IV 1 THW ban male circumcision for Under 18s, except for medical reasons.
2012-11-03 Durham IV 2 TH wants the USA to lead a Coalition of the Willing to intervene militarily in Syria.
2012-11-03 Durham IV 3 THBT developed countries should not retaliate to protectionist measures by developing countries.
2012-11-03 Durham IV 4 THW publicly shame persons found guilty of committing hate speech.
2012-11-03 Durham IV 5 THBT Britain should seek issue based coalitions rather than a further integration into the EU.
2012-11-03 Durham IV Novice_Final This House would ban extremist political parties.
2012-11-03 Durham IV Open_Semis This House would allow prospective mothers to take the pill."
2012-11-03 Durham IV Open_Final This House would support the partition of nation-states along their ethnic lines.
2012-11-03 Welsh Novices 1 THW not allow anybody under the age of 18 to leave school without first having passed all of their exams
2012-11-03 Welsh Novices 2 THW institute gender and racial quotas in all government cabinets
2012-11-03 Welsh Novices 3 THW only intervene in arab uprisings if guaranteed preferential economic agreements in return
2012-11-03 Welsh Novices 4 THW Make it a criminal offence to know of a crime and not report it
2012-11-03 Welsh Novices Open_Final THBT pieces of major social legislation, notably gay marriage, should be passed only by referendum
2012-11-02 Newcastle IV 1 THBT the media should not report on a terrorist attack immediately after the event
2012-11-02 Newcastle IV 2 THW introduce irreversible laws to be programmed into robots
2012-11-02 Newcastle IV 3 THW take charitable status away from religious institutions that do not teach comprehensive sexual education
2012-11-02 Newcastle IV 4 THBT it is legitimate for nations to destabilise the governments that are complicit in the production of hardcore narcotics
2012-11-02 Newcastle IV Open_Final THBT state education should purposely undermine the normal gender roles
2012-11-02 UCU Open 1 THW Remove All UEFA's Limits on Football Club Spending (which includes transfer and salaries).
2012-11-02 UCU Open 2 THBT the European Union should guarantee membership to regions of member states that secede from their parent state.
2012-11-02 UCU Open 3 THW fund hymen reconstruction.
2012-11-02 UCU Open 4 TH Regrets the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.
2012-11-02 UCU Open 5 THBT MGM Film Studios should cast a woman as the next James Bond.
2012-11-02 UCU Open Open_Semis THBT Japanese Leaders are justified in honouring the Yasukuni War Shrines.
2012-11-02 UCU Open Open_Final You are a Liberal leaning journalist covering the White House, you have received exclusive and indisputable evidence that during his college years Barack Obama had an active gay sexual life, THW Publish the Story.
2012-10-27 Imperial Open 1 THBT the West should support a power-sharing deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban
2012-10-27 Imperial Open 2 THBT Latin American countries should use private military contractors to police high crime areas
2012-10-27 Imperial Open 3 THBT the feminist movement should renounce the title of "Feminism"
2012-10-27 Imperial Open 4 THBT in order to be eligible for public funding, art must be subject to a double-blind test, in which it is judged anonymously by an art critic, and by members of the public against the work of a 5-year-old
2012-10-27 Namda Novices 1 THW, ban national football teams who fans use racist or homophobic chants, from international competition
2012-10-27 Namda Novices 2 THW require local councils to provide sufficient plots for gypsies in spite of local opposition.
2012-10-27 Namda Novices 3 THW allow law enforcement agencies to monitor the phones, emails, internet activity and text messages of anyone who has been convicted of a crime linked to organised crime (as opposed to a hypothetical status quo where permission is granted on a case by case basis, where a judge must approve it based on evidence that the person is currently committing a crime)
2012-10-27 Namda Novices 4 THW force clinically obese children to attend residential weight loss and education camps during the summer holidays
2012-10-27 Namda Novices Open_Semis THBT western nations should launch pre-emptive air strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities
2012-10-27 Namda Novices Open_Final THBT in order for full gender equality to be achieved, all images designed to even slightly sexually attract or arouse the viewer must be banned
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup 1 THW allow people in developing countries to sell themselves into slavery
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup 2 THW require artists to obtain permission from the subject/muse of a work of art prior to its release
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup 3 THW give the ECB a veto over all national budgets within the Eurozone
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup 4 As a Parent, THIW Raise its Child Gender Neutral
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup 5 THBT it is not the role of a Government to reduce the relative poverty of its citizens
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup Open_Semis THBT the state should, were possible, teach children in their vernacular language
2012-10-27 UCD Vice-President’s Cup Open_Final THBT the UCI should establish a truth and reconciliation commission to deal with doping in cycling
2012-10-25 UCD Novice IV 1 THBT the right to bear arms is the right to be free
2012-10-25 UCD Novice IV 2 THBT the world would be a better place if nobody believed in God
2012-10-25 UCD Novice IV 3 THW ban private healthcare and replace it with a comprehensive public system
2012-10-25 UCD Novice IV Open_Semis THB corrupt, benevolent and capable dictatorship is preferable to corrupt and inept democracy
2012-10-25 UCD Novice IV Open_Final THW Require the Public Registration of All Psychics and the Suppression of their Abilities with Drugs
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 1 THW legalise polygamy
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 2 THW financially incentivise voting
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 3 THBT the West should impose sanctions on Israel until it disbands its nuclear programme and relinquishes control of all nuclear weapons
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 4 THW ban protests at any event connected to a military funeral
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Semis TH supports Scottish independence
2012-10-20 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Final THW out closeted LGBT public figures
2012-10-20 Dutch Debate Masters 1 THW abolish ethical checks on social science experiments
2012-10-20 Dutch Debate Masters 2 THBT Turkey should intervene militarily in Syria
2012-10-20 Dutch Debate Masters 3 THW set a maximum amount to be spent on health care per QUALY (Quality Adjusted Life Year)
2012-10-20 Dutch Debate Masters Open_Final THBT the judges in Supreme Court should be elected directly by the American people
2012-10-20 Gutenberg Cup 1 Should Robin be allowed to drive the Batmobil too?
2012-10-20 Gutenberg Cup 2 Does Snowhite need only one Dwarf?
2012-10-20 Gutenberg Cup 3 Do we need a women’s quota in prison?
2012-10-20 Gutenberg Cup Open_Semis Do we need an ECO-label for organs?
2012-10-20 Gutenberg Cup Open_Final Should the Dönertier be placed under environmental protection?
2012-10-20 SOAS IV 1 TH regrets the criminalisation of squatting.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV 2 THW allow high-ranked army officials, when in agreement, to reverse decisions made by democratic governments regarding military missions.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV 3 THW fund research into the existence of a violent gene.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV 4 THB that LGBTQI activism in countries with strong anti-gay policies does more harm than good.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV 5 THW abolish all term-limits on the service of elected heads of state.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV ESL_Semis THW not allow members of the royal family to serve in active combat.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV ESL_Final THB that European States should end all funding for the arts until everyone lives above the national poverty level.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THB it is legitimate for states to deny residence or asylum to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV Open_Semis You are the British government. You have full guarantee that SAS (special air service) can enter the prison which currently holds the Pussy Riot Girls in Russia and you can remove them safely. THW enter Russia and remove the Pussy Riot Girls from their cells.
2012-10-20 SOAS IV Open_Final THB the state should actively prosecute sexist and misogynist remarks..
2012-10-13 Alternative Open 1 THW ban memory erasing technology (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
2012-10-13 Alternative Open 2 THBT it is legitimate for Replicants to destroy any and all means of replicant production (Bladerunner)
2012-10-13 Alternative Open 3 THW establish an independent 'prawn' state (District 9)
2012-10-13 Alternative Open 4 something about clones being happier if they didn't know they were clones. (Never Let Me Go)
2012-10-13 Alternative Open Open_Final THW give the 4-5-6 the 10% of children from the bottom of the league tables (Or, THW implement PLEB) (Torchwood: Children of the Earth)
2012-10-13 UCL President’s Cup 1 THBT adults who are not on the organ donor list should not be eligible to receive organ transplants
2012-10-13 UCL President’s Cup 2 THBT players who are found to have racially abused their fellow competitors should be banned for life
2012-10-13 UCL President’s Cup 3 THW ban the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
2012-10-13 UCL President’s Cup 4 THW prefer US Presidential candidates to be selected exclusively by party elites
2012-10-13 UCL President’s Cup Open_Final THBT the LGBT Movement Should Not Out Homosexual Politicians That Publicly Profess Homophobic Views
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup 1 THBT the State should pay for university education
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup 2 THW abolish all hate crime laws and instead prosecute according to criminal law
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup 3 THS eco-terrorism
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup 4 THBT the identity of the artist should be obscured from those who buy and display the art (approximation)
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup 5 THW financially incentivize drug and alcohol addicts not to have children
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis THBT in the event of a Syrian border attack on Turkey, NATO should come to the aid of Turkey
2012-10-06 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final TH welcomes the death of god at the hands of science
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa 1 THW prohibit the grievance of religious beliefs
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa 2 THW defend that universities give preference to disadvantaged students
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa 3 THBT illegal downloading is not criminal
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa 4 THW allow private companies to resort to openly discriminatory hiring practices
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa Open_Semis THW recognise the independence of Catalunia
2012-10-05 Open de Lisboa Open_Final THB in revolution as a solution to the country’s problems
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 1 THB in the right of bodily integrity of children
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 2 THW out homosexual football players (or forcibly out those it knows about)
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 3 THW abolish the Beamtenstatus (i.e. a body of exceptions to the laws governing all citizens of the state granted to some categories of civil servants)
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 4 TH chooses immortality
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 Open_Semis TH declares the war on drugs a failure
2012-09-29 DDG Master’s Cup 2012 Open_Final THBT it is (fully) sufficient to combat the symptoms
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) 1 THW abolish referenda
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) 2 THW not allow immigrants with illiberal values, such as homophobia, to settle in the country
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) 3 THW vote for Obama
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) 4 THBT western countries should criminalize depictions of the Prophet Muhammed
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) 5 THBT sport's governing bodies, such as IOC and FIFA, should allow performance enhancing pharmaceuticals
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) Open_Semis THB the EU should not pay rural subsidies
2012-09-21 Roosevelt Academy Open (RA Open) Open_Final THW not use prison to punish non-violent offenders
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 1 This house, as Germany, would immediately cease all reparations to the State of Israel
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 2 THW incentivize employers to hire non-college graduates
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 3 THBT decisions on the legalisation, banning, or limiting of substances, including, but not limited to narcotics, tobacco & alcohol should be left to panels of experts rather than to elected representatives
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 4 THW require any journalist working for a print,TV or radio news organization to have a government.-issued license
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 5 THW force anyone suspected of being a 'stolen child' [under the Argentinian military junta 1976-1983] to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children and then make the results public
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open 6 THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehova's Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa' [Amish tradition of sending off 18-y.-olds to live in outside world for 1 year, after which they may chose to return or not]
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT all Government Policy Should Follow the Strict Logic of Maximizing Total Happiness
2012-09-02 Red Sea Open Open_Final THBT the State of Israel should immediately and publicly end all attempts to capture or kill Nazi war criminals
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 1 This house would ban sports, where the main purpose is to inflict pain (e.g. boxing, martial arts)
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 2 This house believes that the state should fund the identity change, including changing their legal name and physical appearance, of infamous prisoners upon their release
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 3 This house believes that Western countries should offer to immediately cancel all debts owed by any authoritarian country upon its transition to democracy
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 4 This house believes that the gay rights movement should campaign for the abolition of marriage, rather than marriage equality
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 5 This house would ban all political polls before any election
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis This house would make the use of conscripts in active combat a war crime
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final This house believes that from kindergarten onwards all education should be gender neutral
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 1 THBT Parents Should Choose Not To Send their Children to Private Schools
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 2 THW Give First Nations Peoples (eg. Native Americans and Aboriginal Australians) Complete Autonomous Self-Government
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 3 THBT The Music Industry Should Not Facilitate the Comebacks of Artists Who Commit Violent Crimes
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 4 THBT The Mexican Government Should Lift All Limits on the Military and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Organised Crime
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 5 THBT The ECB Should Unconditionally Buy Government Debt from Struggling Eurozone Economies
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 6 THW Cap the Amount Corporations Can Spend in Any One Course of Litigation
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 7 THW Require the Military to Recruit Soldiers in Direct Proportion to the Socio-Economic Make-up of the Country
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 8 THBT The Palestinians Should Accept Complete Demilitarisation in Immediate Return for A Sovereign State
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 9 THW Let Anyone Take Up Residence in Any Country, Provided They Can Show that They Will Not be an Economic Burden on that Country
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Quarters TH Supports Life Sentences Without the Possibility of Parole For Serial Serious Re-Offenders
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Semis THBT The Militaries of Newly Democratised Arab Countries Should Act as Guardians of Secularism
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Final THW Retrospectively Remove Amnesties Granted to Those Who Committed Crimes As Part of Oppressive Regimes
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Quarters THBT Republika Srpska Should Secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Semis THBT Schools Should Aggressively Stream Students According to their Ability From An Early Age
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Final THW Amend the US Constitution To Prohibit Any Involvement by Religious Organisation in the Electoral Process
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 1 THB the state should send all underage overweight children to a summer far camp
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 2 THBT all EU countries should set the bar of entry to their parliament in such a way that would ensure a two party system
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 3 THBT Amercia is justified in keeping the Second Amendment
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 4 You are a western reporter covering the Middle East. You received indisputable and exclusive evidence that Israel is about to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities in the next 24 hours. THW not publish the story
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 5 THB Turkey should abandon all efforts to join the EU
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 6 You are a CEO of a major clothing company and currently pay workers in your factory 1 dollar a day. You are presented with a plan that would give your employees a dignified living wage. This would significantly increase production costs but would not put you out of business. THW implement the plan.
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) 7 THBT posing for Playboy is immoral
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) Open_Semis THW heavily incentivise Bosnians, Croats and Serbs in Bosnia and Hercegovina that move to areas where dominant ethnicity is other than their own
2012-07-29 Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships (Koc University) Open_Final Given the technology, THW burn obedience to criminal law in the brains of all humans
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open 1 THW end all govt funding of the arts
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open 2 THBT the media should out gay public figure
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open 3 THBT the state should not pay any university students tuition fee
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open 4 THBT if he is deemed to be fully rehabilated, Ander Brevik should ultimately be released.
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open 5 THBT people should not get married
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open Open_Semis TH supports the use of racial profiling in law enforcement
2012-07-27 IDC Porto Debate Camp and Open Open_Final THBT capitalism has failed the worker.
2012-07-21 SOAS Open 1 THW ban religious schools
2012-07-21 SOAS Open 2 THBT Western countries should commit to cancel all debts owed by any authoritarian country upon its transition to democracy.
2012-07-21 SOAS Open 3 THW put Jeremy Deller's piece (of a bombed car) on the plinth ( on Trafalgar Square)
2012-07-21 SOAS Open 4 TH supports a fiscal union for the eurozone
2012-07-21 SOAS Open Open_Final TH regrets the bombing of Japan in Worldwar II
2012-07-20 Boddencup 1 THBT general education (wide promotion) is better than education/promotion of excellence.
2012-07-20 Boddencup 2 THW accept Iran as a nuclear power.
2012-07-20 Boddencup 3 THBT Vorrunde: Dieses Haus glaubt, der demolition of the Palasts der Republik (DDR Parliament) was a mistake.
2012-07-20 Boddencup 4 THW use only masculine word forms for women and men.
2012-07-20 Boddencup 5 THW give parliament power to decide over weapons exports.
2012-07-20 Boddencup Open_Semis THW charge a (prohibitively) high customs duty on imports of solar cells from China.
2012-07-20 Boddencup Open_Final TH, being Socrates, would not drink the cup of poison.
2012-07-07 Imperial Summer IV 1 THW allow companies to pay a higher salary to employees who contractually agree not to have children.
2012-07-07 Imperial Summer IV 2 THW not imprison people when racist remarks cause offense on social media forums.
2012-07-07 Imperial Summer IV 3 THW prosecute toppled dictators for crimes against humanity in the ICC rather than in a national court or tribunal.
2012-06-29 Berlin IV 1 THW assasinate Bashar al Assad
2012-06-29 Berlin IV 2 THBT schools should teach children from first-generation immigrants in the language of their parents
2012-06-29 Berlin IV 3 THBT developing countries should limit rural to urban migration
2012-06-29 Berlin IV 4 THW compel the Catholic Church to allow women to serve as priests
2012-06-29 Berlin IV 5 TH regrets South Africa’s decision to use Truth and Reconciliation Commisions rather than prosecuting perpetrators of crimes under Apartheid
2012-06-29 Berlin IV Open_Final TH regrets the decline of socialism
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 1 THW compel citizens to vote in national elections
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 2 THW exempt from mandatory military service any Hasid who chooses to work rather than study in a Yeshiva
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 3 TH, which is the Hamas movement, would lay down its arms
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 4 THW decriminalize squatting
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 5 THW introduce mandatory minimum sentences
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals 6 THW ban student parties who are backed by national political parties from participating in elections for student unions
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals Open_Semis THW stop providing tactical training and equipment to "neighbourhood watch" groups in Israeli settlements in the West Bank
2012-06-10 Israeli Nationals Open_Final TH, which is the Iranian regime, would develop nuclear weapons
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 1 THW oblige pharmaceutical companies to spend half of their research budgets on illnesses that occur primarily in developing countries
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 2 THW forbid domestic security services to monitor Members of Parliaments
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 3 THW continue the European Football Championships with 16 participating teams
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 4 TH, which is technically capable to do so, would clone Neandertalers
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 5 THW create Eurobonds
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 6 THW not perform any plays of Thomas Bernhard in Austria
2012-06-07 German Language Championships 7 TH supports the foundation of an independent Kurdic state
2012-06-07 German Language Championships Open_Quarters TH condemns the use of unmanned weapon systems (drones) against human targets
2012-06-07 German Language Championships Open_Semis THW use geo-engineering to combat climate change
2012-06-07 German Language Championships Open_Final TH supports large-scale migration from poor to rich regions in the European Union
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament 1 THBT there should be no restrictions on political donations
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament 2 THW predicate any humanitarian aid on efforts limiting birth-rates where there’s a risk of overpopulation.
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament 3 THBT, rather than after the fact, the judicial system should be able to take pre-emptive measures when there’s a suspicion of hate-speech
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament 4 THBT that the Turkish military should stop enforcing the separation between church & state
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament Open_Semis THW practice investment over austerity in times of economic crisis
2012-06-02 Iron Man BP Tournament Open_Final THW undertake military action against the Syrian government
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup 1 THW make football clubs pay for the costs of police surveillance during league matches
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup 2 THW block the Security Council as long as the veto power remains available
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup 3 THW Vorrunde: THW rewrite the Grimm fairytales in a gender neutral way (Dieses Haus würde die Grimmschen Märchen gendergerecht umschreiben)
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup 4 THW require candidates for public office to be psychologically evaluated during their trial period rather than making their psychological illness history public
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup Open_Semis THW allow defendants to choose between a judge or a jury.
2012-05-26 Bruder Grimm Cup Open_Final THW allow doctors treating terminally ill patients patients to offer them treatments that are still in the experimental stages
2012-05-26 Dutch Mace 1 THW allow companies to pay more salary to its employees in exchange for not having children
2012-05-26 Dutch Mace 2 TH, which is Mabel Wisse Smit (of Orange), would end the life of Prince Friso
2012-05-26 Dutch Mace 3 TH welcomes the end of American hegemony
2012-05-26 Dutch Mace Open_Final THW die for its country (literally: die for nation and fatherland)
2012-05-18 Split Union Open 1 THW ban single sex schools
2012-05-18 Split Union Open 2 THW disband NATO
2012-05-18 Split Union Open 3 THW make votes public
2012-05-18 Split Union Open 4 THW allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs
2012-05-18 Split Union Open Open_Final THW create ethnic diversity in neighborhoods by introducing housing quotas
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 1 THW ban single sex schools
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 2 THW not participate in international sporting events held in countries that abuse human rights
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 3 THBT crimes committed by police officers should be punished more severely
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 4 THBT women should pay a lower rate of income tax than men
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 5 THW ban treatments that claim to cure homosexuality
2012-05-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THBT NATO members should not sell weapons to non NATO members
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science 1 This House prefers Guantanamo Bay rather than the current practice of the war against terrorism with unmanned aerial vehicles.
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science 2 In the case of a contact with extra-terrestrial beings, this House would send a woman as a negotiator.
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science 3 This House would grant one seat in the Parliament to all more significant religions.
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science 4 This House would make a number of votes of one voter inversely proportional to his/her personal wealth.
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science Open_Semis This House believe that only people who take the law into their hands can save us.
2012-05-12 “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science Open_Final This House would never restore the buildings destroyed in the bombing.
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster 1 THW ban broadcasting of boxing matches from TV
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster 2 THW adjust development aid to countries where gay rights are violated
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster 3 THW include paintings by Wolfgang Beltracchis in the collectinos of leading German art museums (this motion was preceded by an infoslide)
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster 4 THW declare a trade war against China
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster 5 THW instate a public service (öffentlich-rechtliches) system for newspapers
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster Open_Semis THW ban the defamation of religious symbols or authorities
2012-05-11 Zeit Debatte Munster Open_Final TH supports the targeted/deliberate killing of Iranian scientists
2012-05-11 Zionism Begin Tournament 1 THBT the Israeli MoD museum department should stop all it's funding for sites and museums commemorating the Etzel and Lechi groups.
2012-05-11 Zionism Begin Tournament 2 THW rather marry a Zionist Shiksa than an Anti-Zionist Jew.
2012-05-11 Zionism Begin Tournament 3 TH regrets "Aloni Mora" (euphemism for the settlements)
2012-05-11 Zionism Begin Tournament 4 THW will move the Israeli Capital from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv.
2012-05-11 Zionism Begin Tournament Open_Final THW pay monetary compensation to Sephardi Jews.
2012-04-29 International John Smith Memorial Mace Final Open_Final This house believes the ICC should use bounty hunters to capture and, if necessary, kill indicted war criminals
2012-04-28 Saggsn- Masders 1 THW make Saxon a mandatory foreign language on Saxon colleges (hochschulen)
2012-04-28 Saggsn- Masders 2 THW swap all children after birth
2012-04-28 Saggsn- Masders 3 TH calls for a culture flat tax
2012-04-28 Saggsn- Masders 4 THW give Parliament the right to initiate foreign deployment of the army
2012-04-28 Saggsn- Masders Open_Final THW grant an amnesty to illegal immigrants
2012-04-21 Israeli Open 1 TH, which is the West, would sanction China.
2012-04-21 Israeli Open 2 TH, which is the ministry of health, will withhold any information regarding a drug that will ensure the birth of heterosexual children.
2012-04-21 Israeli Open 3 (Information slide) Immediate Democracy is a system in which the voter may change their vote at any given time, thus changing the composition of the parliament on a daily basis according to public support. THW enact an Immediate Democracy.
2012-04-21 Israeli Open Open_Semis THW release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
2012-04-21 Israeli Open Open_Final (Information slide) You are a young man living in the Galilee 2,000 years ago. You are smart and charismatic. You are capable of collecting and leading a fold of followers. People believe you are the son of God and can do miracles such as healing and food replication. Motion: THW use its influence to disseminate socially progressive values supported by faith.
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 1 THW abolish state imposed heritage protection
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 2 There are states which prescribe quota for the number of women in Boards of companies. THW prohibit companies from other states that do not fill the required quota in their Board to participate in public tenders in states with quotas.
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 3 THW limit media coverage of shootings
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 4 When a ship threatens to breach a UN weapons embargo, THW allow all states to stop the ship with the use of force.
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Semis THBT every person has the right to take pictures of works of art or performances and publish them as their own works of art
2012-04-21 Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Final THW allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 1 THBT political parties should not take gender into account when selecting candidates for voting lists
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 2 You call the internet provider to take down the filter, while your children are present
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 3 THW abolish the tax rebate on mortgage interest
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 4 THW allow the Reclame Code Commissie (Dutch Advertising Standards Authority) to ban advertisements which affirm gender roles
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 5 You lie to Albert Speer and tell him the atomic bomb cannot be built.
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren 6 THW abolish the income criteria for family reunification (when bringing family members to the Netherlands for permanent settlement, the applicant must have an income significantly higher than the minimum wage)
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren Novice_Final THBT in countries where abortion is illegal, no exceptions should be made for cases of incest or rape
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren Open_Semis THBT, upon death, every person’s body should revert to the state for scientific use or for organ donation depending on necessity
2012-04-21 NK Debatteren Open_Final THBT every Dutch family with an average or higher income has a moral obligation to take in a foster child (child from foster care)
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 1 H calls for a common European army
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 2 THW lift the ban on dancing (Tanzverbot, probably more a general celebration ban) on the “quiet holidays” (Good Friday, Memorial Day and Remembrance Sunday (Totensonntag))
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 3 THW make the ‘morning after pill’ available without doctor’s recipe
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 4 THW cancel the exemption on the 5% vote threshold for national minorities
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Semis THBT the Olympic Idea has outlived itself
2012-04-21 Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Final THW allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 1 TH calls for a constitutional right to Internet
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 2 THW mandate the use of condoms in pornoggaphic movies
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 3 THBT a stable dictatorship is better than an unstable democracy
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 4 In case of a zombie-epidemic, THBT zombies have a right to a humane life in special zombie-habitats
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Semis THBT it would be good for the Catholic Chuch to let the next pope be elected by a vote by all Catholics
2012-04-21 Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft Open_Final THW allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings
2012-04-19 Estonia Open 1 THW abandon the single European monetary currency
2012-04-19 Estonia Open 2 TH condems racially provocative art
2012-04-19 Estonia Open 3 THW defend Anders Breivik
2012-04-19 Estonia Open 4 THW choose only non religious soldiers to serve in international conflicts
2012-04-19 Estonia Open 5 THW only teach gender neutral pronouns in school
2012-04-19 Estonia Open Open_Semis THBT current Generation Germans should not pay taxes or any other form of reparations for Nazi atrocities
2012-04-19 Estonia Open Open_Final THW reject a Western conception of property rights in favour of collective ownership.
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open 1 When paying teachers, THW take into account their students' academic performance
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open 2 TH regrets joining Facebook
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open 3 THW encourage its citizens to break laws in other countries that violate human rights
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open 4 THW pay spouses who stay at home a salary
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open 5 TH supports the US's use of military drones in Pakistan
2012-04-13 Jacobs Open Open_Final TH supports campaigns like "Kony 2012”
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV 1 THW ban racist and extreme nationalist political parties
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV 2 THW lift all sanctions on North Korea
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV 3 THBT the ICC should offer Joseph Kony an amnesty from prosecution
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV 4 THW impose a 75% rate of tax on all earnings over €100000
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV 5 THBT all State Schools should actively promote the religion of the majority
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV Open_Semis THBT state policies should actively discourage a consumerist lifestyle
2012-04-13 Science Po Le Havre IV Open_Final TH regrets the founding of the European Union
2012-04-13 USU Open 1 THW legalize multi-partner marriages for both men and women.
2012-04-13 USU Open 2 THW ban private financing of election campaigns.
2012-04-13 USU Open 3 TH regrets the Arab Spring
2012-04-13 USU Open 4 THW abolish prison sentences for all non-violent crimes.
2012-04-13 USU Open 5 THBT the creation of the Eurozone has done more harm than good. INFO SLIDE: The Eurozone is a currency union consisting of EU member states who have adopted the Euro as their common currency. Its monetary policy is administered by the European Central Bank.
2012-04-13 USU Open 6 THBT the West Should cease using attack drones in counter-insurgency operations.
2012-04-13 USU Open Open_Octos THW lift all sanctions on Iran that target its nuclear program.
2012-04-13 USU Open Open_Quarters TH regrets the declIne of labor unions.
2012-04-13 USU Open Open_Semis THBT governments should systematically use subconscious manipulation to nudge citizens towards socially desirable choices.INFOSLIDE: There is growing evidence from behavioral economics that seemingly trivial alterations in the way decisions are presented can substantially affect choices. For instance, printing smiley faces on the electricity bills of low-usage households decreases their future electricity consumption. As another example, consumers presented with a list of financial choices are more likely to choose items placed near the middle of the list.
2012-04-13 USU Open Open_Final THBT coming cuts in USA military spending will make the world a better place.
2012-04-07 HSE Open 1 THBT all teachers should openly declare their sexuality to their pupils
2012-04-07 HSE Open 2 THW set legally binding minimal physical parameters for fashion models
2012-04-07 HSE Open 3 THW treat cyber attacks as acts of war
2012-04-07 HSE Open 4 THW legalize all drugs
2012-04-07 HSE Open 5 THW not use public money on life-extending medical care for people over a certain age
2012-04-07 HSE Open Open_Semis HBT change comes through molotov cocktails, not with a voting ballot
2012-04-07 HSE Open Open_Final In the case where human space exploration efforts locate an inhabitable planet, THBT the settlers of that planet should construct a society without private property
2012-04-06 Paris IV 1 THW remove all constraints on companies firing workers
2012-04-06 Paris IV 2 THW make sportןמע teams whose fans performed violence or severe disorderly behaviour, play their matches in front of a crowd of women and children only.
2012-04-06 Paris IV 3 TH, as Aljazeera, would have broadcasted the videos of the Toulouse attacks.
2012-04-06 Paris IV 4 THBT retribution should not be a part of the criminal justice system
2012-04-06 Paris IV 5 THBT the state should subsidize feminist porn
2012-04-06 Paris IV ESL_Final HW make assimilation the primary goal of legislation related to immigrants.
2012-04-06 Paris IV Open_Semis THW ban all research into the genetic origins of homosexuality
2012-04-06 Paris IV Open_Final thw allow the deliberate (!) targeting of civilians in war, where it would significantly reduce casualties in the long term
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 1 THW found one European elite university
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 2 THW tax meat products (approximation)
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 3 THW take away the special protection of marriage from the law
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 4 THW drink more milk.
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 5 THW oblige all ministeries (state departments) to use only open source software
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup 6 THW shrink/make smaller the Eurozone
2012-03-31 Schwarzwald Cup Open_Final THW save Schlecker (a drugstore chain that is bankrupt)
2012-03-30 Dutch Open 1 THW forcibly relocate indigenous peoples where their presence prevents the extraction of valuable resources
2012-03-30 Dutch Open 2 HB that sex education classes should include sexual fetishes with the aim of normalising them.
2012-03-30 Dutch Open 3 THW not allow pre-nuptial agreements
2012-03-30 Dutch Open 4 THB that developing countries should disregard intellectual property rights on life saving/preserving medicine
2012-03-30 Dutch Open 5 This House Would covertly fabricate evidence that politicians who promote demonisation or criminalisation of homosexuality are gay (approximation)
2012-03-30 Dutch Open Novice_Final THW make the punishment for crimes of theft inversely proportional to the wealth of the victim (approximation)
2012-03-30 Dutch Open Open_Semis THW create country quotas for the acceptance of refugees and allow for trade of these obligations
2012-03-30 Dutch Open Open_Final THW create a Supreme Court to protect future generations from current lawmakers
2012-03-30 John Smith Memorial Mace Final Open_Final THBT Science Is Holding Back Humanity
2012-03-26 French Debate Association Tournament Final Open_Final THBT our technology has exceeded our humanity
2012-03-24 Heriot-Watt Open 1 THW allow corporations to pay higher salaries to employees who agree not to have children
2012-03-24 Heriot-Watt Open 2 THBT the congressional black caucus should admit non-black members
2012-03-24 Heriot-Watt Open 3 THW establish as a norm of international law that reparations should not be paid after wars
2012-03-24 Heriot-Watt Open 4 THW replace income tax with a tax on wealth
2012-03-24 Heriot-Watt Open Open_Final THBT the Scottish Government should allow England to vote in the referendum on Scottish Independence
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV 1 THW ban beauty pageants for under 16-year olds
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV 2 THBT the media should not publish news on suicides
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV 3 THW require that Roma children be sent to state boarding schools
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV 4 THW ban the use of religious rhetoric in political campaigns
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV 5 TH supports the use of bounty hunters in law enforcement
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV Open_Semis TH regrets the influence of YouTube on popular culture
2012-03-24 Mykolas Romeris IV Open_Final THW grant asylum to those fleeing from persecution on grounds of sexual violence
2012-03-23 DCU Open 1 THBT it is morally wrong for companies to base hiring/firing/promotion decisions on info taken from social networking sites
2012-03-23 DCU Open 2 THW place police in schools that protect them
2012-03-23 DCU Open 3 THW not (as the USA) support Israel in a pre-emptive strike on Iraq
2012-03-23 DCU Open 4 THW require companies to have the same environmental and working standards in foreign countries as in their home states
2012-03-23 DCU Open 5 TH supports the right of parents of mentally disabled children to medically slow or prevent their physical growth
2012-03-23 DCU Open Open_Final A zombie infection has broken out, THBT it is morally legitimate to kill uninfected humans to increase your own chances of survival.
2012-03-20 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Semis THBT Feminist Groups Should Campaign for a Complete Overhaul of the Economic System
2012-03-20 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Semis THBT Feminist Groups Should Actively Recruit Male Spokespeople
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) 1 THW give parliaments the right to appoint an absolute dictator for a limited period of time
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) 2 THBT women in the Netherlands are emancipated enough
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) 3 TH, being an Italian judge, would convict Berlusconi of abuse of power, corruption and gross negligence and take away all his personal belongings
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) 4 THW assume the suspect of a crime to be guilty when the witness(es) in a court case are intimidated or physically abused (approximation)
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) Open_Semis THW not punish people who live below the poverty line for economic crimes they have committed
2012-03-17 Debattoernooi Utrecht (DTU) Open_Final TH, being MTV, would publicly denounce acts with lyrics that degrade women or gays and/or glorify violence (approximation)
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg 1 Should there be a minimum BMI for models?
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg 2 Should tax returns (Steuererklärungen) be made public?
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg 3 Should we consider the DDR an unjust state?
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg 4 Should private pensions be abolished?
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg Open_Semis Should buildings that have been empty/unused for over a year be made freely available for general use?
2012-03-16 Zeit Debatte Magdeburg Open_Final Should politicians and diplomats in general no longer hold immunity status?
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 1 THW introduce mandatory trips to Nazi concentration camps for Austrian elementary school students.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 2 This House supports the use of charity rather than state welfare systems.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 3 This House believes that Russia was justified in vetoing intervention in Syria.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 4 This House believes that Facebook is justified to censor any of its users' content for any reason it sees fit.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 5 This House supports the appointment of technocratic governments in Eurozone countries suffering fiscal crisis.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV 6 THB the Israeli Army should adopt a policy of shooting to kill their own comrades where they are likely to be captured.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV Open_Semis THBT EU countries should promote Christianity and not other religions.
2012-03-09 Vienna IV Open_Final Given the ability to carry a full term pregnancy in an incubator. THBT humankind should seek to abolish natural pregnancy.
2012-03-08 French Debate Association Tournament Open_Semiss Open_Semi_1 THBT a man who dies rich is a man who dies disgraced
2012-03-08 French Debate Association Tournament Open_Semiss Open_Semi_2 THBT whoever controls the past controls the future.
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_1 THBT the NAACP should publicly condemn Chris Brown
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_2 THW ban “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_3 THW abolish the two categories for Best Actor/Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress at the Academy Awards and award only gender neutral Oscars for Best Acting and Best Supporting Acting
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_4 THBT notable LGB figures should not describe their sexuality as a choice
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 1 THW not imprison those convicted of non-violent crimes
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 2 THW make development aid conditional upon the improvement of women’s rights.
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 3 THW lift the ban on Communist symbols in all post-communist EU member states
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 4 THW only provide state pension to those mentally or physically unable to work.
2012-03-02 Budapest Open Open_Semis THW ban medicine designed to erase human memories
2012-03-02 Budapest Open Open_Final THBT violent activities to achieve anti-capitalist aims in Western societies are justified
2012-02-24 Manchester IV 1 THB India should remove its ban on 'The Satanic Verses'
2012-02-24 Manchester IV 2 THW invest in big casinos to rejuvenate economically disadvantaged areas
2012-02-24 Manchester IV 3 THB the Greek Government should reject the latest EU, ECB & IMF bailout agreement
2012-02-24 Manchester IV 4 THB the Gay Rights Movement should oppose Gay Pride Parades in Western Liberal Democracies
2012-02-24 Manchester IV 5 THBT the states of former Yugoslavia should create a unified football league
2012-02-24 Manchester IV ESL_Semis THBT the Media should not show images of police brutality
2012-02-24 Manchester IV ESL_Final THW grant automatic asylum to women from countries under sharia law
2012-02-24 Manchester IV Open_Quarters THBT Vladmir Putin should make a credible public offer to the United States for joint decommissioning of their entire nuclear arsenal
2012-02-24 Manchester IV Open_Semis THBT film stars, music stars & other popular entertainers should be prohibited from participating in political campaigns
2012-02-24 Manchester IV Open_Final THBT Western European countries should teach an overwhelmingly negative version of their imperial histories
2012-02-17 Aberdeen Open 1 THBT the Gay Rights Movement Should Campaign For The Abolition of Marriage, Rather Than Marriage Equality
2012-02-17 Aberdeen Open 2 THBT the UK Should Leave The EU
2012-02-17 Aberdeen Open 3 Info Slide: Scientific research has found evidence that a particular race has an increased genetic risk of developing psychiatric disorders. THBT Journals Should Not Publish The Research
2012-02-17 Aberdeen Open 4 THBT The Image Of Female Sexuality Depicted By Female RnB Artists In Songs Like, But Not Limited To, Rihanna's Rude Boy Are Empowering.
2012-02-17 Aberdeen Open Open_Final THBT It Is Immoral To Vote Republican
2012-02-17 Final Irish Times Open_Final THW Abolish Prisons
2012-02-17 LSE Open 1 THW legalise all forms of assisted suicide for mentally sound people
2012-02-17 LSE Open 2 TH regrets the strong social norms in favour of lifelong monogamy
2012-02-17 LSE Open 3 THBT western countries should invest primarily in air power rather than ground troops for future military interventions
2012-02-17 LSE Open 4 THBT the education system should promote equality of outcomes over equality of opportunities
2012-02-17 LSE Open 5 TH welcomes the advent of extreme genetic enhancements for human beings
2012-02-17 LSE Open ESL_Final THBT national governments should aim to depopulate rather than regenerate areas with few viable economic activities
2012-02-17 LSE Open Open_Quarters info slide: behavioural economics, rival changes in the way choices are presented changes behaviour THBT the state should systematically use subconscious manipulation to nudge citizens towards good choices
2012-02-17 LSE Open Open_Semis THBT Western foreign policy should seek to prevent China's acquisition of Africa's natural land and resources
2012-02-17 LSE Open Open_Final TH regrets the decline of Marxism in liberal Western democracies
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 1 THW allow the families of victims of war crimes to sue the country responsible for reparations
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 2 THW grant amnesty to dictators who voluntarily leave office
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 3 THW Make the directors of multi-national companies criminally responsible for any environmental damage caused by their company in the developing world
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 4 THW refuse to extradite criminals to countries with the death penalty
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 5 THW Never hold major sporting events in countries with ongoing human rights violations
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 6 THW allow the global free movement of people
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 7 THW believes that it is legitimate for parliaments to delegate sovereignty to the EU without any need for referendum
2012-02-12 Irish Mace Third Round 8 THW use military force to deliver aid in humanitarian crises
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) 1 THW fire civil servants who refuse to wed same-sex couples
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) 2 THW ban Martijn, a paedophile association (vereniging)
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) 3 THW transform the EU into a United States of Europe
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) 4 THW abolish deposit guarantee schemes everywhere
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) 5 THW ban imports from countries where workers do not have the liberty to form unions
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) Open_Semis THW abolish patents on computer software
2012-02-11 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Amsterdam (BDT) Open_Final THW instate a general pardon to asylum seekers who have lived in the Netherlands for five years as a minor, and for their parents/legal guardians if they are currently still a minor
2012-02-11 Cardiff IV 1 THW create a separate league for athletes who choose to take performance enhancing substances.
2012-02-11 Cardiff IV 2 THW require all video games that ostensibly depict realistic combat to adhere to the rules of war
2012-02-11 Cardiff IV 3 THW abolish the concept of limited liability
2012-02-11 Cardiff IV 4 THW create a separate state where all women and only women can claim citizenship
2012-02-11 Cardiff IV Open_Final THW use the influences gained from these abilities and beliefs to propagate socialist values that are justified through faith.
2012-02-11 Galway Open 1 THB It is Illegitimate for the State to Attempt to Instill Morals or Values in Children in Schools
2012-02-11 Galway Open 2 THW Prosecute Barack Obama for War Crimes
2012-02-11 Galway Open 3 TH Regrets the Existence of Valentine's Day
2012-02-11 Galway Open 4 from the view of Iran: THW Build a Nuclear Weapon
2012-02-11 Galway Open 5 THB the State Should Impose a Maximum Income of €50000, inc benefits, commissions, bonuses, etc.
2012-02-11 Galway Open Open_Semis THW ban all technology in the pursuit of the genetic enhancement of humanity
2012-02-11 Galway Open Open_Final in the context of The Matrix: THW take the Blue Pill
2012-02-06 Aghveryan IV 1 THW punish sports teams for the criminal and violent behaviour of their fans.
2012-02-06 Aghveryan IV 2 THW ban foreign citizens from adopting Armenian children.
2012-02-06 Aghveryan IV 3 THW add a right to internet access to the Armenian constitution.
2012-02-06 Aghveryan IV 4 THB that the Armenian media does not adequately represent the views and concerns of Armenian society.
2012-02-06 Aghveryan IV Open_Final THB that journalism is more effective than political protest in holding governments responsible for their actions.
2012-01-31 Irish Times Open_Semiss Open_Semi_1 “THB the Protection of National Identity is a Legitimate Reason to Restrict Immigration”
2012-01-31 Irish Times Open_Semiss Open_Semi_2 “THB in a State of Anarchy”
2012-01-31 Irish Times Open_Semiss Open_Semi_3 “THB Feminism has Run it's Course”
2012-01-31 Irish Times Open_Semiss Open_Semi_4 “THW Vote for Mitt Romney to be the Next President of the United States of America”
2012-01-27 Trinity IV 1 THW disclose the ethnicity of a sperm/egg donor to the prospective parent
2012-01-27 Trinity IV 2 THBT goverments should only fund bailouts of other countries if they get permission to do so in a referendum
2012-01-27 Trinity IV 3 THBT the US should give South Korea weapons
2012-01-27 Trinity IV 4 THBT the feminist groups should not campaign against abortion
2012-01-27 Trinity IV 5 THBT the US should pay reparations to its Muslim population for policies carried out in the aftermath of 9/11
2012-01-27 Trinity IV Open_Quarters THBT Boston College should release the IRA tapes
2012-01-27 Trinity IV Open_Semis TH whishes that Barack Obama had faced a primary challenge
2012-01-27 Trinity IV Open_Final THW welcome the downfall of global capitalism
2012-01-27 York IV 1 THW force broadcasters to display, promote and report women’s sport equally to men’s sport.
2012-01-27 York IV 2 THW allow people to opt in to drugs that have not yet passed clinical trials.
2012-01-27 York IV 3 THW make Georgia a NATO member.
2012-01-27 York IV 4 THW ban the private production of pornography and replace it with state-produced pornography that promotes respect and good treatment for women.
2012-01-27 York IV Open_Semis THW prevent foreign ownership of significant domestic companies
2012-01-27 York IV Open_Final THW treat the desecration and destruction of sites of historical or cultural value as a crime against humanity
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 1 THBT we live in a mediaocracy
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 10 THBT If You Are Not In Fashion, You Are Nobody
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 11 THBT science has replaced philosophy
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 12 THBT men build too many walls and not enough bridges
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 13 THBT if it isn't broken, break it
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 14 THW look back in anger
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 15 THBT greed is good
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 16 THBT If It's Not Fun, You're Not Doing It Right.
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 17 THBT the best is yet to come
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 18 THBT stale, pale males still rule
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 2 THB in the Holy Trinity: Apple, Google and Facebook
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 3 THBT life begins at 25
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 4 THBT politicians should retire at 65 like everybody else
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 5 THB in freedom at all costs
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 6 THB in a three-day week-end
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 7 THW blow the whistle
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 8 THBT physical appearance is a fundamental criterion for good leadership
2012-01-26 French Debate Association Tournament Preliminary Rounds 9 THB politicians should have a sense of humor
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 1 THW remove all hate speech laws
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 10 THW, in countries where the death penalty is in use, not allow anyone to watch the execution
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 11 THW take socio-economic background into account when sentencing criminals
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 12 TTHW prosecute domestic violence without the consent of the victim
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 13 THBT post-revolution states should delegate all trials and sentencing of former rulers and high ranking officials to the international community
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 14 THW Elect its Judges Democratically
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 15 THW publish a list of convicted sex offenders
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 16 THW ban alcohol
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 2 THW allow “religious duty/compulsion” as a mitigating defense for crimes
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 3 THW ban media reporting on violent crimes
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 4 THW hold parents responsible for the crimes of their kids
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 5 THW make rehabilitation the sole criteria for releasing criminals from prison
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 6 THW ban works of literature/film/music that glorify criminality
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 7 THW compel priests to report a crime which they learn of through confession
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 8 TTHW abolish the practice of plea bargaining
2012-01-24 Irish Mace Debates Round 2 9 THW end the use of prisons
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk 1 THW make the use of public transport free
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk 2 THW forbid celebrities to present their children in the media
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk 3 THBT education is a federal matter
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk 4 THBT the EU should impose an embargo on countries where child labour exists
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk Open_Semis THBT endangered animal species should not be actively protected
2012-01-21 Berlin Punk Open_Final THBT judges should have the option to sentence people to human trials (medical trials?)
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament 1 THW allow ‘Fight Clubs’ to be founded
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament 2 THW give police the same investigative powers as under the anti-terrorism framework when dealing with ‘loverboys’ (men who trick young women into becoming prostitutes)
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament 3 THBT the EU should focus all its efforts on the Common Market (should only strive for a Common Market)
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament 4 THW oblige prospective parents with a genetic disease to use embryo selection
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament Open_Semis THW suspend all sanctions on North Korea
2012-01-21 Rotterdam BP Tournament Open_Final THW impose a legal duty of care on adult children for their parents
2012-01-20 Berlin New Year’s Invitational 1 THBT the Brasilian state should prosecute a murder that happens among one of the uncontacted peoples in the rainforest
2012-01-20 Berlin New Year’s Invitational 2 THBT in states where cloning is allowed for research purposes, it should be possible to purchase Chimären (a copy body? genetic material?)
2012-01-20 Berlin New Year’s Invitational 3 THW prohibit missionary work that pronounces abstention as the only godly way against the spread of HIV
2012-01-20 Berlin New Year’s Invitational 4 THBT the State should put freedom over security in case of doubt
2012-01-20 Berlin New Year’s Invitational Open_Final THBT fathers have the right to get a fatherhood test even against the explicit wish of the mother
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open 1 THBT religious organisations should be subject to all aspects of civilian law (including, but not limited to: employment practice, adoption policy,...)
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open 2 THW require military training to include extensive ethical and philosophical study
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open 3 THW vote Republican
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open 4 THW legalise S&M
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open 5 THB it is legitimate to use violence to defend private property
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open Open_Semis TH, as the UN, would use only private military companies for peace keeping operations
2012-01-20 Oxford Women’s Open Open_Final THW raise its child without gender
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 1 Should pensioners be obliged to do voluntary work?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 2 Should the 9th of November be Germany’s national holiday?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 3 Do we need a common European asylum and migration policy?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 4 Should the debt limit on Länder be abolished?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg 5 Should people with prostheses be allowed to participate in regular sports competitions, even when the prostheses could be considered advantageous?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg Open_Semis Should research in all German universities exclusively serve civil and peaceful purposes?
2012-01-13 Zeit Debatte Hamburg Open_Final Should the position of national president be abolished?
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 1 THW make fathers take paternity leave.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 2 THW prevent politicians from making fact claims that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading to voters.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 3 THW force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 4 THW require individuals to use all their wealth beyond USD 5 million for philanthropic projects.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 5 THW require deaf parents to send their children (whether deaf or hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary education.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 6 TH supports politicians who pass progressive legislation, even where this is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 7 TH supports the free movement of labour worldwide.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 8 THW exempt academic disputes from defamation law.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 9 THW ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 EFL_Semis THBT when doctors discover a patient has STDs, they should reveal that info to the patient’s partner.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 EFL_Final THBT public education systems should raise the aspirations of children from disadvantaged backgrounds beyond that which is realistic to expect them to achieve.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Quarters THW limit government ministers’ standard of living to that of someone on the current median wage.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Semis In countries with few female politicians, THB it is good to have a politically active ‘first lady’.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Final TH supports scientists who fabricate evidence exaggerating the certainty of man-made climate change, where there is a low likelihood to be caught.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Octos THW not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or online).
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Quarters THBT “Western” consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Semis THBT images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult shot/xxx domain.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Final TH supports nationalism.
2011-12-17 Dutch Novice Cup 1 THW enable people to sue their partner for compensation in case of infedility
2011-12-17 Dutch Novice Cup 2 THW abolish political parties and only allow election of individuals
2011-12-17 Dutch Novice Cup 3 THW set ethnic quota per school
2011-12-17 Dutch Novice Cup Open_Final You would make your discovery public
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV 1 THW make the right to vote contingent on basic knowledge about political issues
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV 2 THBT the EU should limit the amount of energy individuals are allowed to consume
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV 3 As a parent, THW not lie to its children about the existence of Santa Claus
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV 4 THW allow young boys to undergo chemical castration to preserve their singing voices
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV Open_Semis This house would militarily intervene in Syria
2011-12-10 Stuttgart IV Open_Final THW make Drion’s pill publicly available
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 1 THBT Western nations should make development aid conditional on the protection of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) rights.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT governments should lie to their populations in time of economic crisis, where the lies are deemed likely to improve the economy.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 3 THW make any language which is spoken by at least 5% of the population an official state language and offer all state service in that language.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT the US military should destroy Iran's nuclear program.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 5 THW require all media aimed at children to undermine traditional gender roles
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW make the US pay reparations to its Muslim citizens.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT the time for the United States of Europe has come.
2011-12-09 Streitcultur Cup 1 Fake or Real: Should photoshopped (retouched) images be banned in advertisement?
2011-12-09 Streitcultur Cup 2 Should states that financially support other states in crisis situations get a say in that country’s internal politics?
2011-12-09 Streitcultur Cup 3 Should the concept of household income be abolished for taxation purposes? (Soll das Ehegattensplitting abgeschafft werden?)
2011-12-09 Streitcultur Cup Open_Final In the name of the people: do we need jury panels in our courts?
2011-12-03 Estonian Pro-Am Tournament 1 THBT the Russian language should be an official language of Estonia
2011-12-03 Estonian Pro-Am Tournament 2 THW ban pornography
2011-12-03 Estonian Pro-Am Tournament 3 THBT political assassination is a legitimate tool for foreign policy
2011-12-03 Estonian Pro-Am Tournament 4 THW have a maximum wage
2011-12-03 Estonian Pro-Am Tournament Open_Final THW stop all measures to prevent suicides
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships 1 THW break the state monopoly on alcohol
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships 2 THW not fund public service broadcasters (like YLE or BBC)
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships 3 THBT free health care should cover cosmetic surgery
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships 4 THBT Finland should unilaterally pull out of the Euro
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships Open_Semis THW create a common European defence force
2011-12-03 Finnish National Championships Open_Final THW appoint the parliament by lottery
2011-12-03 KCL IV 1 THBT High Schools should not award the titles Prom King and Prom Queen at the Senior Prom
2011-12-03 KCL IV 2 THW Make Substantial Military Service a Condition for Running for the Presidency of the United States
2011-12-03 KCL IV 3 THBT Facebook, Google, and Yahoo should take active steps to prevent the formation of "filter bubbles"
2011-12-03 KCL IV 4 THW allow individuals to legally occupy any building that has been unused for more than 6 months
2011-12-03 KCL IV Open_Semis THBT the Japanese Government should allow its citizens to form leagues of masked vigilantes to fight the Yakuza
2011-12-03 KCL IV Open_Final THBT Courts in Emerging Democracies should break up persistently dominant political parties
2011-12-02 Cork IV 1 THBT all bail-out packages should be approved by a popular referendum in the recipient party
2011-12-02 Cork IV 2 THBT the Arab League should impose an oil embargo on the EU until the EU member states lift their ban on the Islamic Veil
2011-12-02 Cork IV 3 THBT it would be better if Sinn Fein took their seats (in the UK parliament)
2011-12-02 Cork IV 4 THBT Virginia Tech should remember Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter, along with his victims in its memorials … and launch 33 balloons
2011-12-02 Cork IV 5 THW allow defendants in criminal trials to ask the judge to be acquitted on the grounds that the law they broke was unjust, and would instruct all juries to take this defense into account
2011-12-02 Cork IV Novice_Final THBT the State should have no role in the recognition of marriage
2011-12-02 Cork IV Open_Semis THBT the State should give everyone an equal salary, paid for by the government, even if they are unemployed
2011-12-02 Cork IV Open_Final THW refuse war veterans the right to vote
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV 1 THBT parenthood should be by license only
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV 2 THBT states should actively try to break down internet censorship of foreign regimes
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV 3 THBT gay professional sportspeople have a duty to come out
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV 4 THBT the European Union should have direct powers of taxation
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV 5 THW legalize opium production in Afghanistan
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV Open_Semis THBT serial marital infidelity should be a bar to seeking high political office
2011-12-02 Paris Centrale IV Open_Final THW partition Belgium
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi 1 THBT American political parties should hold their primaries nation-wide on one day
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi 2 THBT immigration is a good solution to counter an aging population
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi 3 THW nationalise the banking sector
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi 4 (In 2050 scientists have localised the gen that causes paedophilic tendencies. The gen can be surgically removed/”turned off” without major impact) THW require everyone with the gen to undergo surgery, even if they have never been convicted of a crime
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi 5 THW ban all advertising
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Semis THBT large-scale land redistribution are a legitimate way to combat poverty in the third world
2011-11-26 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Final THW require the ICC to prosecute Netanyahu
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace 1 THW allow gifted students to skip years in primary and secondary school
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace 2 THBT all countries should abandon the fight against climate change and should just seek to adapt to its consequences
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace 3 (Pre-released motion) THBT all US primary elections should be held on the same day
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace 4 THB the EU should centrally govern all vital aspects of the economies of heavily indebted eurozone nations
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace 5 THBT single parents in prison should be provided with special treatment to allow them to raise their young children from behind bars
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace Open_Semis THBT Pakistan should cease all assistance to the United States in the fight against the Taliban
2011-11-26 ESU England Mace Open_Final THW criminalise all forms of racist speech and behaviour, even where it falls short of directly inciting racial hatred or violence
2011-11-26 Moscow Open 1 THW ban the smacking of children
2011-11-26 Moscow Open 2 THBT one party's maximum share in the parliament should be limited to 50% + 1 place
2011-11-26 Moscow Open 3 THBT eurozone countries that are in danger of default should be forced to give up control over taxation and budget spending in addition to receiving a bail-out.
2011-11-26 Moscow Open 4 THBT legislators should not take the will of the people into consideration, when the reason behind it is religious
2011-11-26 Moscow Open 5 THBT countries should use political leverage to influence judicial proceedings involving their citizens in other countries.
2011-11-26 Moscow Open Open_Semis THBT Russia along with the EU & US should implement a complete trade ban with Iran
2011-11-26 Moscow Open Open_Final THBT society would be better if the primary duty of companies were to their workers and not to their shareholders
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 1 Should appeal procedures (Einspruchsmöglichkeiten) against construction projects for renewable energy be cancelled?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 2 Should the inclusion of disabled children in German schools be stopped?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 3 Should the NPD be banned?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 4 Should human rights be cancelled for those persons who violate human rights?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 5 Should news be censored when it could shake the confidence in the public finances of a Eurozone member?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe Open_Semis Should the West support the uprising in Syria militarily?
2011-11-26 Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe Open_Final Do we need a United States of Europe?
2011-11-25 IDAS 0 THW make voting a use it or lose it right
2011-11-25 IDAS 1 THBT state has an obligation to fund the arts
2011-11-25 IDAS 10 THBT newly democratised Arab countries should not allow religious parties to participate in elections
2011-11-25 IDAS 2 THBT all countries’ education systems should focus on the teaching of English
2011-11-25 IDAS 3 THW allow abortion only in the case of both parents’ consent
2011-11-25 IDAS 4 THBT the European experiment has failed
2011-11-25 IDAS 5 THBT media in liberal Western democracies is not independent and free
2011-11-25 IDAS 6 THW give every citizen a positive and a negative vote in elections
2011-11-25 IDAS 7 TH supports the implementation of a global Robin Hood tax
2011-11-25 IDAS 8 TH regrets the undemocratic election of Italy’s and Greece’s president
2011-11-25 IDAS 9 THBT the EU should make Serbian membership conditional upon Serbia’s acceptance of gay rights
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 1 This House believes that the media should show the full horror of war
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 2 This House approves of "hacktivism" against misbehaving corporations.
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 3 THW give transnational EU citizenship to Roma.
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 4 THBT there will be no peace in the Middle East without an independent Palestine.
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 5 THBT war criminals should be put on trial in their home countries.
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II 6 THBT states should guarantee legally enforceable socio-economic rights.
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II Open_Quarters HBT Greece should go bankrupt
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II Open_Semis THBT companies should be held liable in their home countries for environmental damage in other countries
2011-11-25 IDAS Tournament II Open_Final THBT the feminist movement should seek a ban on pornography
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 1 "THW Remove all State Funding from RTE"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 2 "THB if Josef Mengele had Discovered a Cure for Cancer, it'd be morally Acceptable to use it"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 3 "THW Remove Equal State Suffrage in the United States Senate"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 4 "TH Supports 'The Right to be Forgotten' (in relation to internet privacy)"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 5 "THB Enda Kenny's first 9 months as Taoiseach have been a success"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 6 "THW Allow Organised Fight Clubs"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 7 "THW Introduce Sex-Affirmative Action for Corporate Executives"
2011-11-25 Irish Times Round 2 8 "THW Abolish Libel"
2011-11-18 Bogwall 1 This house would ban under 18's from appearing on reality TV shows
2011-11-18 Bogwall 2 This house would ban all space exploration for the foreseeable future
2011-11-18 Bogwall 3 This house would globally create a tax on financial transactions
2011-11-18 Bogwall 4 This house would apply all libel law to content produced on social networking sites
2011-11-18 Bogwall Open_Final This house would euthanise all people on their 80th brithday
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 1 THW allow family members to forcibly commit proven alcoholics and drug addicts to rehabilitation clinics
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 2 THBT all research organizations should institute codes of conduct that forbid the creation of strong Artificial Intelligence (Info slide: A ‘Weak’ Artificial Intelligence is only capable of solving narrowly defined problems. A ‘Strong’ AI is capable of all the same kinds of intellectual tasks as human beings. A Strong AI would be able to reason, plan, learn, adapt, and communicate in natural language. Researchers at major universities have made significant progress towards the creation of Strong AI.)
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 3 THW provide financial assistance to inner city communities to prevent gentrification
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 4 THBT China should make extracting a full apology for Japan’s war crimes a top strategic priority
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 5 THBT feminism should not campaign against polygamy in poor countries
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THW take the children of the Amish into care
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THB that it is morally legitimate for Occupy Movement to use violence to undermine capitalist institutions
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THW consider the use of conscripts a war crime
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Semis TH regrets the rise of a distinct African American culture
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Final THW break Google’s search monopoly
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 1 THBT sexual education classes in schools should teach techniques or pure sexual gratification (including but not limited to ...list follows)
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 2 THBT in developing countries aid organisations should be banned from religious proselytyzing
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 3 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws in times of economic crisis
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 4 THBT Israel should Materially Support Arab Pro-Democratic Movements
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 5 THW place a special tax on successful artists in order to fund new and developing artists
2011-11-11 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THBT the LBGT movement should not support Gay Pride marches
2011-11-11 Oxford IV ESL_Final THBT the leaders of big world corporations should be democratically chosen by national elections
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THBT international law should allow states which accept refugees to sue the states they come from for compensation.
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Semis THW establish brothels on military bases
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Final THW establish geographical zones in which the sale, possession, and use of drugs is legal
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 1 THW positively discriminate for women in the armed forces
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 10 THW abolish all laws prohibiting cruelty to animals
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 11 THW allow parents to remove their children from sex education classes.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 12 THBT news outlets should not have shown images of Gaddafi’s corpse
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 13 THW dismantle power sharing in the North and elect the Stormont Assembly by PR STV
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 14 THW ban the use, in schools, of literature that reinforces traditional gender roles.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 15 THW Not outsource the running of hospitals to private companies.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 16 THW allow police to temporarily suspend social networking sites in the interest of restoring law and order
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 17 THW publicly fund research into paranormal phenomena
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 18 THW Occupy Dame Street
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 19 THW impose a moratorium on home foreclosures
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 2 THW introduce a salary cap for European footballers
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 20 THW prohibit the release of previously unpublished artistic works, after the death of the creator, author or musician
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 21 TH regrets the popularity of the Twilight series
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 22 THW Would Reintroduce Hard Labour in Prisons
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 23 THW not lie to its children about Santa Claus
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 24 THB that it is in the interests of women’s equality to campaign against maternity leave.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 25 THW require internet subscribers to opt in in order to be able to view pornorgraphic websites
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 26 That military officers should be allowed to publicly criticise the government
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 27 This House would allow the defendants that belong to a minority group to choose to be judged by a jury composed exclusively of other members of their same minority group.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 28 THW (assuming the technology existed) implant irremovable tracking chips in its citizens
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 29 THBT Trade Unions do more harm than good for workers
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 3 THB The state should financially support newspapers
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 30 THBT destruction of private property is a legitimate tool for environmental campaigners
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 31 THW End All State Funding For The Arts
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 32 THW Allow People To Sell Their Organs
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 4 THW only hire disabled actors to play disabled characters
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 5 THW abolish JobBridge
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 6 THW set a cap on pay for all chief executives and other high level employees of chartities.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 7 THW abolish geographical constituencies and hold only national elections
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 8 THW allow people to sell their organs.
2011-11-08 John Smith Memorial Irish Mace Round 1 9 THW give social welfare in the form of vouchers.
2011-11-05 Durham IV 1 THB the police should not create perp walks.
2011-11-05 Durham IV 2 THW teach boys those aspects of subjects which are thought to be most interesting to them, such as military history.
2011-11-05 Durham IV 3 THW require all newspapers to be constituted as cooperatives, owned and run by journalists.
2011-11-05 Durham IV 4 Insofar as it is cost effective, THBT authorities should routinely gather and access as much information, including private and personal information, that may conceivably be useful in solving or preventing crime, as possible.
2011-11-05 Durham IV 5 THW punish NHS workers who do not blow the whistle on malpractice, corruption or negligence, of which they know, as if they had carried out the act themselves.
2011-11-05 Durham IV Novice_Final This house believes it is illegitimate for governments to prevent any peaceful protest in public space.
2011-11-05 Durham IV Open_Semis This house would not prosecute people living below the poverty line for purely acquisitive crime.
2011-11-05 Durham IV Open_Final This house believes that the media should not use the phrase 'big society' uncritically.
2011-11-04 UCU Open 1 THBT the USA should stop its military support of Taiwan
2011-11-04 UCU Open 2 THBT the state has a duty to provide free, unlimited and uncensored access to the Internet at every home
2011-11-04 UCU Open 3 THW legalise all forms of hatespeech
2011-11-04 UCU Open 4 THW still pronounce a verdict for civil cases which have been settled out of court
2011-11-04 UCU Open 5 THBT each country has a duty to limit population growth
2011-11-04 UCU Open Open_Semis You are the commander of an Israeli submarine in the Persian Gulf. It is the day after Israel was annihilated in a surprise Iranian nuclear attack: THW not use Israel's second strike capabilities
2011-11-04 UCU Open Open_Final THW halt all state-sponsored efforts to integrate immigrants into society
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 1 “THW cut all foreign aid in times of recession”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 10 “THW Introduce Mandatory Paternity Leave”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 11 “THB Norris was/is the Right Choice for President of Ireland”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 12 “THB Wireless Internet Access Should be a Right not a Privilege”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 13 “THW Force People to take a Mandatory Civics Test before Voting in National Elections/Referendas”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 14 “THB the IOC Should Ban Drug Cheats for Life”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 15 “TH Regrets the Demise of the Green Party”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 16 “THW Remove all Catholic Control of Public Education by the End of the School Year”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 2 “TH is Disgusted by 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and other Child Beauty Pagants”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 3 “THB it's High Time the Monarchy was Abolished”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 4 “THB Manchester City and Teams of their Ilk are Ruining Football”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 5 “THW give Extra Leaving Cert Points for Extra Curricular Activities”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 6 “THW use Military Force to Remove Kim Jong Il from Power Immediately”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 7 “THB that Barack Obama's Presidency has been a Success”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 8 “THW Abolish the Minimum Wage”
2011-10-30 Irish Times Debates First Round 9 “THB it's Abhorrent for Western Countries to Employ Doctors from the Third World”
2011-10-29 Imperial College Open 1 THBT the media should not report the declared motivations of protesters who use violence
2011-10-29 Imperial College Open 2 THBT emerging democracies should limit their presidents to a single term in office
2011-10-29 Imperial College Open 3 THW not contact, trade or otherwise engaging with uncontacted Yanomami communities in the Amazon forest
2011-10-29 Imperial College Open 4 THW disband the BBC
2011-10-29 Imperial College Open Open_Final The House does not regret the invasion of Iraq.
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices 1 THW Only Imprison Criminals Who Threaten the Safety of Citizens.
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices 2 THW End Fiscal Austerity and Increase Government Security on Education, Health and Infrastructure.
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices 3 THBT Israel was Right to Negotiate the Release of Gilad Shilat.
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices 4 THW Ban the Production and Consumption of Meat.
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices 5 THW Allow Doctors to Lie to Patients in Order to Use the Placebo Effect (not sure of wording)
2011-10-29 NAMDA Novices Open_Final THW Ban Porn
2011-10-28 UCD VP 1 THW outsource the capture of elusive criminals to bounty-hunters.
2011-10-28 UCD VP 2 THBT Ireland should create constituencies, elected by people who emigrate from Ireland
2011-10-28 UCD VP 3 THW grant aboriginal peoples copyrights over depictions of their culture.
2011-10-28 UCD VP 4 THW allow the families of dead people to sue for libel on their behalf
2011-10-28 UCD VP 5 THBT it is legitimate for politicians to lie to the electorate about their real views.
2011-10-28 UCD VP Open_Semis THW grant minors the right to euthanasia regardless of parental consent.
2011-10-28 UCD VP Open_Final Regardless of the relative efficiency of various economic systems, THBT meritocracy is a just way of allocating resources.
2011-10-22 SOAS IV 1 THW give harsher punishments to those who commit crimes during riots
2011-10-22 SOAS IV 2 THW have minimum quotas for different ethnic groups living in public housing estates
2011-10-22 SOAS IV 3 THBT serving military generals should be prohibited from talking to the Media
2011-10-22 SOAS IV 4 THBT the Indian Government Should Ban marriage between Members of the Same Caste
2011-10-22 SOAS IV 5 THW create a free market for the sale of babies
2011-10-22 SOAS IV ESL_Semis THW allow constituents to recall their elected representatives
2011-10-22 SOAS IV ESL_Final THBT the countries of former Yugoslavia should create a common history curriculum and textbooks
2011-10-22 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THBT Mexico Should Legalise the Sale, Production and Transit of all Drugs
2011-10-22 SOAS IV Open_Semis THW end all subsidies for small farms
2011-10-22 SOAS IV Open_Final TH regrets the extra judicial killing of Colonel Gaddafi
2011-10-15 Masters 1 THW give Parliament the right to determine the moment a monarch steps down
2011-10-15 Masters 2 THW deny Greece the Euro (or: THW kick Greece out of the Eurozone)
2011-10-15 Masters 3 THW remove the right to religious freedom from the constitution
2011-10-15 Masters Open_Final THW help countries with the death penalty to implement it humanely
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup 1 THW ban nuclear energy
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup 2 THW abolish the British Monarchy
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup 3 THB the UN should immediately recognise and independent state of Palestine
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup 4 THW cease all austerity measures in favour of a massive increase in government spending
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis THW start a marxist revolution
2011-10-08 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final THB the world is a safer place since the collapse of the USSR
2011-10-01 Dutch Pro-Am Tournament 1 THW make parents pass a test before having children
2011-10-01 Dutch Pro-Am Tournament 2 THW halt all development aid to countries that punish homosexuality
2011-10-01 Dutch Pro-Am Tournament 3 THW allow the police full and unrestricted access to Facebook and other social media
2011-10-01 Dutch Pro-Am Tournament 4 THW ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
2011-10-01 Dutch Pro-Am Tournament Open_Final THW allow convicted criminals the choice between their sentence and the same number of years of weekly corporal punishment
2011-10-01 Kiev Open 1 THBT there should be no limit on self-defence against violent crimes
2011-10-01 Kiev Open 2 THW ban parades and demonstrations that could incite a violent response
2011-10-01 Kiev Open 3 THBT the UN should offer large bounties for the capture of pirates and the destruction of pirate ships
2011-10-01 Kiev Open 4 THW ban all religions from actively seeking conversions
2011-10-01 Kiev Open 5 THBT America and the EU should cease all financial, political and military aid to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority until they reach a peace deal
2011-10-01 Kiev Open Open_Semis THW ban political parties that propagate racism and xenophobia
2011-10-01 Kiev Open Open_Final THBT even in an oppressive state, citizens should not turn to violence as a means of opposition
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament 1 THBT EU membership should not be determined on the basis of geographic criteria
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament 2 THBT media company owners have the right to influence the nature of news
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament 3 THBT China should abolish the “Gaokao” in favour of allowing universities to establish their own (admission) criteria
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament 4 THBT during riots it is legitimate for governments to deny access to social networks
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament Open_Quarters THBT a Chinese Marshall Plan should be initiated to save the Euro
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament Open_Semis THW demand international corporations operating in China to uphold the same environmental standards required in their home country
2011-09-23 EU-China Youth Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT Mandarin should be taught as the primary second language in all EU schools
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 1 THW ban the payment of ransoms
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 2 THW force elected politicians and their families to use only public health and education services
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 3 THW mandate the use of condoms in porn
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 4 THW prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 5 Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than a 100 guilty men walk free
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open 6 THBT natural resources should belong to the world and not to any individual country
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open Open_Semis THBT a universal minimum standard of education is a prerequisite for democracy
2011-09-04 Red Sea Open Open_Final THBT consent is not a source of moral legitimacy
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 1 This house believes that national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 2 This house believes that all states have a right to nuclear weapons
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 3 This house believes that governments should not provide benefits on the basis of marital status
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 4 This house believes that central banks should set limits on government spending
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 5 This wouse would prioritise asylum Seekers who have engaged in armed struggle against oppressive regimes
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 6 This wouse would allow teachers unions the right to strike
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 7 This wouse would require individuals to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 8 This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 9 This house believes that social movements should use the courts rather than the legislature to advance social change
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 EFL_Semis This house supports a one state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 EFL_Final This wouse would give more votes to the poor
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Quarters This house believes that domestic courts should try foreign nationals who commit war crimes abroad
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Semis This wouse would prefer that the children of racial minorities be adopted by parents of that race
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Final This house believes that the courts should break up consistently dominant political parties
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Masters_1 This wouse would buy local
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Masters_Final This house prefers a philosopher King to a tyrannical democracy
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Octos This wouse would buy countries votes in international organizations
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Quarters This house believes that courts should not enforce wills that discriminate on the basis of race
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Semis This house opposes organised religion
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Final This wouse would invade Zimbabwe
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW criminalize women that drink alcohol during pregnancy
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT English should be the only language of education in developing countries
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW forcibly settle the Roma
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT the US should stop all support (including military) until Israel unilaterally withdraws from illegal settlements in Palestine
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW introduce quotas of poor and rich in all schools
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT the state should approve all loans
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT emergent democracies should ban all political rallies and other large public gatherings
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 1 This house would ban labour unions.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 2 This house believes that developing nations should pay for the full tuition of female university students.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 3 This house would financially incentivize both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 4 THW prohibit high-ranking members of the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers from participation in the election.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 5 THW abolish taxes on alcohol and cigarettes that go beyond normal sales taxes.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 6 THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 7 THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 8 THW partition Sudan.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 9 THW ban all pornography.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 EFL_Semis This House would use faith based rehabilitation in prison.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 EFL_Final This House believes that democratic states should own their own broadcasting corporations.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Quarters This House would ban any scheme intended to cure homosexuality
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Semis This house would allow prisoners to raise their babies behind bars.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Final This house would prohibit expression that portrays convicted war criminals in a positive light.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Octos This house believes the West should recognise the Dalai Lama
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Quarters This house would ban all procedures to alter one's racial appearance.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Semis THB that the United States government should subsidize Twitter to liberalize oppressed societies
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Final THB that the media should show the full horror of war
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 1 This house would ban all forms of gambling.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 2 This house would fire the senior managements of all corporations which receive government bailouts.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 3 This house would allow soldiers to sue their government for negligence.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 4 This house would force the religious desegregation of Northern Irish schools.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 5 This house believes that China and India should bear the same obligations as the West in fighting climate change
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 6 This house would criminalise adultery.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 7 This house believes that the west should recognise the independence of Abkhazia.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 8 This house would apply a lower rate of income tax to women.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 9 This house would ban the publication of political opinion polls.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 EFL_Final This house would prohibit all private health care.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 ESL_Final This house would implement quotas for domestic players in national football leagues.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Octos This house would arm local militia to fight the taliban in Afghanistan.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Quarters This house believes that the international criminal court should prosecute crimes against the democratic process.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Semis This house believes governments should subsidise private home ownership.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Final That this house would allow abortion at all stages of pregnancy
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 1 This House would allow the use of torture.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 2 This House believes that Taiwan should declare independence now
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 3 THW not allow local government to pay for the relocation of homeless people.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 4 This House believes that the European Union should only direct aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 5 This House believes that every criminal defendant should be required to use a government provided defense lawyer.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 6 THW subject foreign political contributions to greater restrictions than domestic contributions.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 7 This House would assassinate Vladimir Putin.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 8 THB that governments should never rescue failing private industry.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 9 This House would deny scarce medical resources to terminally ill patients.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 EFL_Final This house would eliminate all non state-run schools
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Octos This House would support the use of mercenaries by the United Nations.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Quarters This House would force religious adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Semis This House would require doctors to report all cases of suspected domestic violence.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Final This house believes that the Turkish military should stop enforcing the separation of church (mosque) and state
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_1 This house regrets the passing of Bhutto
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_2 This house would stop the search for the gay gene
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_3 This house would let them eat whale
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_Final This house would put an age limit on debating
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Octos THB that governments in the developing world should invest in sex tourism.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Quarters This House would force religious adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Semis THB that extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Final THB that people who give HIV to others must pay drug support.
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW make people pay for private car ownership (not exact wording)
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW make voting in European Parliament Elections mandatory (not exact wording)
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW put a tax on the number of foreign players in a sports teams (not exact wording)
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 1 This house would ban government funding of religious schools
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 2 This house believes that the UK should abolish it’s nuclear arsenal
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 3 This House supports accelerated land redistribution in South Africa
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 4 This house would criminalize the payment of ransom
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 5 This house supports independence for Quebec
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 6 This house would abolish all taxes on inherited wealth
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 7 This house would support regime change in Myanmar/Burma
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 8 This house would ban Cosmetic Surgery
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 9 This house would grant citizenship in exchange for military service
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 EFL_Final This house would lift sanctions on Iran
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 ESL_Semis This house believes all serious crimes should be trialed by Jury
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 ESL_Final This house believes that politicians have a right to a private life
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_1 This house would designate one city to permanently host the Olympics
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_2 This house believes that governments should provide heroin addicts with safe injection facilities
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_Final This house supports a 35 hour working week
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Octos This house believes that developing nation should nationalize their energy resources
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Quarters This house believes that people sentenced to life imprisonment should be allowed to choose the death penalty instead
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Semis This house would ban websites that glorify eating disorders
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Final This house believes that economic growth is the solution to climate change
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT multinational companies are friends of the developing world
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW impose environmental tax on airlines
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW change the constitution of Japan allowing them to have offensive forces
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW introduce national quotas for accepting immigrants for EU member states
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW allow the sale of organs
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THW compel prisoners to be subject to medical experiments
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW place tax on fast food
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THW tie foreign aid to environmental standards
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THBT torture is justified
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT there are no more heros
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW ban extremist political parties
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Quarters THBT sporting boycotts are a legitimate political tool
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW declare sex with a trafficked prostitue rape
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THW ban the reporting of hostage taking
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THBT it is the duty of any state to grant political asylum to whistleblowers from other countries
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THW allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in competitive sports
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THBT the Baltic states should not provide any development aid
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THW cap prices for vitally important goods like bread and milk
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THW give parents proxy votes for their children
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 THW use all dead human bodies for the benefit of those waiting for organ transplants
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 TH condemns the use of military drones in all military operations
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 THW create a state-run monopoly of porn and use it for social engineering
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 THBT parties with overdue debts should not be allowed to participate in elections
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 THW give North Korea unconditional food aid
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THW suspend all regulation regarding environmental protection laws and policies during prolonged periods of economic recession
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THW forbid testing on all animals
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THW ban any religious influence on people below the age of 18
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THB in visa freedom with Russia
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THW allow surrogate motherhood for profit
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THBT the Pope should be elected by all Catholics
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THW ban all art that offends religious communities
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THW gradually stop paying old age pensions
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THW criminalize the payment of ransom
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THW ban equality movements focusing on one group only
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THBT intelligence agencies should be allowed to monitor all people without their consent
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THBT that the European Union has failed
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THW legalize duels in cases of adultery
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THBT the EU should approve member countries budget deficit sides
1999-01-01 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THW tie the liabilities of borrowers to the value of their provided collateral