2018 Motions

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Date Tournament Round Motion
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 1 This House Believes that the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 2 This House believes that State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 3 This House believes that the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 4 This House Regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 5 This House Believes That South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 6 This House regrets the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence* as the central theme. *Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 7 This House, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 8 This House Believes That Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 9 This house supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters THBT the EU should decriminalise human smuggling*. * Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Semis THR the decline of labour union power in the West
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Final This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Octos THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Quarters THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country's monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Semis THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Final THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 1 THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 1 THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 2 If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 2 If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 3 THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 3 THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 4 THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, natural resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 4 THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, natural resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 5 TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 5 TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 6 THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 6 THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 7 THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 7 THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 8 THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 8 THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Novice_Final THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Novice_Final THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Semis THW choose China
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Semis THW choose China
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Final Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
2018-05-10 1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Open_Final Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 1 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 1 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 2 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 2 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 3 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 3 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 4 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 4 Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 5 THBT African states should extend dual citizenship status to members of their diaspora, including the right to vote in elections, and right of return, as part of the AU's diaspora initiative.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 5 THBT African states should extend dual citizenship status to members of their diaspora, including the right to vote in elections, and right of return, as part of the AU's diaspora initiative.
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Novice_Final THW Pull the Switch
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Novice_Final THW Pull the Switch
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Semis TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Semis TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Final Open Motion
2018-04-14 Maynooth Open 2018 Open_Final Open Motion
2018-01-20 UBC IV 1 This House Would subsidize large scale geoengineering such as massive carbon sequestration (capture of atmospheric co2 out of the atmosphere and into storage) rather than environmental adaptation (eg: cleaner fossil fuels, ethanol, recycling technology, etc)
2018-01-20 UBC IV 2 This House believes that states should seek to participate in multinational currency unions
2018-01-20 UBC IV 3 This House regrets the glorification of entertainers by the LGBTQ+ community
2018-01-20 UBC IV 4 In the event of the development of a technology that makes the recipient unable to knowingly commit any crimes, This House Would ban the research, production, and use of this technology.
2018-01-20 UBC IV 5 This House would ban people whose net worth is in more than the 90th percentile from running for office
2018-01-20 UBC IV Open_Semis This House believes that the US should make aid to Israel conditional on the establishment of peace talks with Palestine
2018-01-20 UBC IV Open_Final This House believes that regions with extremely high rates of gendered violence should grant amnesty to women for violent crimes they commit
2018-01-20 York IV 1 In school districts in France where Arabic is the majority language, THW make Arabic the language of primary instruction in schools.
2018-01-20 York IV 2 TH supports filial responsibility laws.
2018-01-20 York IV 3 If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump." Motion: TH, as Ivanka Trump, would publicly distance herself from her father.
2018-01-20 York IV 4 TH believes that provocation should not be a consideration in legal sentencing
2018-01-20 York IV Open_Final TH, as an agnostic, would take the pill.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 1 THS the increasing use of technology in the sex industry. (e.g. sex robots, virtual reality porn)
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 2 THW work for Don-Roberts Holgerrson.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 3 THBT South Korea should re-open the Kaesong Industrial Region.
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 4 THW impose legal obligations on major online media companies (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) to censor the Manosphere. (e.g. blocking accounts, taking down content)
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 ProAm_Final THW Prefer a world without lying
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 Open_Semis TH prefers common law legal systems
2018-01-19 Inner Temple IV 2018 Open_Final THB in the right to bear arms.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 1 This house would ban all communication tech companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) from encrypting their users data, including the content of their communications, in such a way that the company cannot retrieve that data even under a court order.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 2 This house supports job security legislation.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 3 This house would redefine the criterion for excessive force in the US to be any use of beyond what is reasonable given all the facts of the case, including the benefit of hindsight (e.g. whether the individual had a gun, not whether it was reasonable to believe he had a gun).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 4 This house would limit the amount of time that a museum can display a given piece of art to 3 months out of every 10 year period, rather than allow museums to display their works as long as they choose.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 5 This house would allow citizens to vote on individual bills in place of their representative, with the representative retaining the voting power of those of their constituents who did not directly vote on that specific bill.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 6 This house believes that all states should mandate that research on and use of CRISPR technology be exclusively carried out by institutions funded entirely by the state.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 7 This house, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 8 This house prefers a world in which all individuals who have achieved a middle class standard of living choose to pursue the highest level of achievement in their chosen career, rather than a wold in which those individuals priorities day-to-day enjoyment over work.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 9 This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Semis This house believes that Catholic religious officials in Mexico should not make statements in support of governmental policies, political parties, or candidates.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Final This house believes that it is better for the general population to be more optimistic about the current and future state of the nation (including societal cohesion, peace processes, the state of the economy) than an objectively accurate judgement.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters This house, as the Chinese Communist Party, would lift all restrictions on foreign investments in China, except restrictions critical to national security.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Semis This house prefers a non-adversarial legal system
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Final In democratic post-colonial states, This house believes that opposition parties to the party of independence should claim and use the legacy of anti-colonial resistance.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the rest of the world.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Octos This house supports the court's decision to acquit Tehlirian
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Quarters This house, as a parent of a child with ASPD, would enable and support that child given that child’s aims based on their current psychological makeup, instead of trying to make them more empathic.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Semis This house would create an international court with the ability to classify national debt as “Odious Debt” at the debtor nation’s request and remove the obligation of that nation to pay.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Final This House would rather save the live of a single child over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years