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Brandeis IV THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa'.
Brandeis IV THW significantly tax vacant homes
Brandeis IV THW ban media sources from taking institutional stances on the innocence or guilt of people who have been charged with a crime, but not yet convicted or acquitted
Brandeis IV THBT environmental organizations should start a campaign of sabotage and destruction against major pollution companies
Brandeis IV This house regrets South Africa's rainbow nation narrative
Brandeis IV THW pay politicians the median wage in their country
Brandeis IV TH prefers a world in which children are raised to aspire to be single rather than married
Brandeis IV This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union
Brandeis IV TH regrets art that glorifies gaining material wealth
Brandeis IV THBT the ACLU should work to maximize civil liberties regardless of ideology.
Seattle IV 2018 After a speaker has been invited, THW allow university students to vote to reject the speaker from coming to campus.
Seattle IV 2018 THBT LGBT+ Pride campaigns should focus on direct protest rather than celebration
Seattle IV 2018 TH, as a western democracy, would prefer relations with a stable autocracy as opposed to an unstable democracy
Seattle IV 2018 Assuming the technology to significantly alters the body exists (eg, changing memory capacity, limb reinforcements...) thw recognize a right to morphological freedom
Seattle IV 2018 TH, as an indvidual, W not consume works produced by immoral artists
Seattle IV 2018 Many food ethics movements (local foods, slow foods, farm to table) condemn corporate production. Such as Farm to Table (add examples) THBT food ethics movements should disavow sustainable consumption marketed by large corporations (eg, Starbucks, Chipotle)
Seattle IV 2018 THBT cities should not use investment incentives to attract businesses
Seattle IV 2018 TH, as the UN, would facilitate independence referendums when requested by semi-autonomous regions
Seattle IV 2018 You are presented with a choice before you are born. You can be born into this world, or you can be born into a world without any religion or spirituality. Regardless of your choice, once born, you will not remember having made such a choice. THW choose to be born in a world without religion
Cambridge IV 2018 TH opposes the attempts by the feminist movement to redefine roles and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g. wanting to be a housewife, wearing make-up and heels) as empowering.
Cambridge IV 2018 THS countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in order to create their own regional replacements (e.g. an African Criminal Court, an InterAmerican Criminal Court).
Cambridge IV 2018 In areas of chronically low academic attainment, THBT the general approach of educational charities should be to focus resources on maximising the potential of exceptional students, over helping the lowest achieving.
Cambridge IV 2018 THS the rise of computational creativity (Infoslide: Computational Creativity' is a scientific field researching AI models that simulate or replicate human creativity. Projects in the field include but are not limited to using AI to script films, compose music, write poetry, and paint).
Cambridge IV 2018 THW give legislative veto power to a Future Generations Commission (Infoslide: For the purposes of this debate, a 'Future Generations Commission' is an independent body mandated with mapping the long-term impacts of governmental policy on the young, or unborn generations).
Cambridge IV 2018 Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
Cambridge IV 2018 TH prefers a world in which all children are conceived with DNA from a global genetic database.
Cambridge IV 2018 THBT it is immoral for individuals who have met their basic needs to not donate any excess wealth to utility maximising causes.
Cambridge IV 2018 Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than see 100 guilty men walk free.
Cambridge IV 2018 THR 'Operation Car Wash'. (Infoslide: Operation Car Wash' is a broad investigation conducted in Brazil that revealed extensive corruption. As a result of the operation, the left-leaning Workers' Party have lost power, and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected president)
Cambridge IV 2018 From behind a veil of ignorance, TH would choose to not be born.
UCLA IV 2018 Ban football for minors
UCLA IV 2018 Democrats should abandon identity politics as a central tenant of their campaigning strategy
UCLA IV 2018 Ban the use of persistent surveillance systems by police forces
UCLA IV 2018 Given the technology to grant immortality exists, it would be treated as a positive right
UCLA IV 2018 The dangers of fat acceptance outweigh the harms of fat shaming
UCLA IV 2018 The Trump administration should abandon its widespread use of tariffs as a tool to boost the US economy
UCLA IV 2018 The United States should cease all diplomatic and military operations in the Middle East
UCLA IV 2018 State governments should refuse to uphold mandates from the Supreme Court of the United States
Oxford IV 2018 Assuming feasibility, THW ban all research into the possible genetic origins of sex, race and sexuality.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise lobbying governments to change environmental policy (e.g. cap and trade policies, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing/recycling waste, taking public transport).
Oxford IV 2018 TH, as Israel, would end compulsory military service.
Oxford IV 2018 THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT the South African government should incentivize the movement of people out of townships, rather than focus on policies that try to economically develop townships.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT the US should cut all political, economic and military ties with Saudi Arabia.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT post-conflict states should actively promote a unifying national narrative in the history curriculum.
Oxford IV 2018 THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness.
Oxford IV 2018 THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good.
Oxford IV 2018 THP a world where people believe you should maximize productivity to a world where people believe you should maximize leisure.
Huber Debates 2018 THW eliminate trial by jury and replace it with trial by judge
Huber Debates 2018 As an author of a non-colonial language (Inuktitut, isiXhosa, Gikuyu, etc) THW only write in one's native language.
Huber Debates 2018 Assuming the two are mutually exclusive, THW prefer wage subsidies over a raised minimum wage.
Huber Debates 2018 THW allow for free and open use of CRISPR technology in all medical research.
Huber Debates 2018 Other than a prospective student's net family income, THW remove all social factors (ie, race, gender, disability status) from university admissions' decision processes.
Huber Debates 2018 thbt the search for new, habitable planets should be prioritized in space exploration
Huber Debates 2018 THBT Canada should take the lead in seeking the diplomatic isolation Saudi Arabia
Huber Debates 2018 THW hold social media companies legally liable for content on their platform
Huber Debates 2018 TH prefers a world where romantic relationships are initiated by an algorithm that matches prospective partners to a near-perfect degree.
Penguin Invitational 2018 This House would create a military space force.
Penguin Invitational 2018 This House would require all voters to attend civic education classes.
Penguin Invitational 2018 THBT science is the key to human flourishing.
Penguin Invitational 2018 As the US Federal Government, THW significantly increase spending on foreign aid.
Penguin Invitational 2018 THBT social media is ruining democracy.
Penguin Invitational 2018 THBT affirmative action should be scrapped.
Penguin Invitational 2018 TH encourages fluidity in expressions of identity.
Penguin Invitational 2018 THW have elected representatives take an oath to pursue policies only if those policies are supported by a significant majority of their constituents.
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 This House regrets the societal expectation of going to the University
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 This House would introduce quotas for women in League of Legends Esports teams
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 This House believes that the West should impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Assuming the technology existed, This House would allow the use of technology X.
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 In states with high rates of violent crime This House supports assassination of individuals credibly accused of participating in organized crime
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 This House regrets the demonization of Donald Trump
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 This House believes that the open immigration policy is not good for Germany
Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
Yale IV 2018 This House would remove quarterly reporting requirements for publicly traded companies
Yale IV 2018 This House believes that prominent institutions in marginalized communities (churches, schools, community centres, etc.) should practice the politics of respectability
Yale IV 2018 This House supports the US's use of economic warfare (tariffs, targeted sanctions, etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global neoliberal economic order (opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)
Yale IV 2018 This House would remove all health restrictions for prospective adoptive parents
Yale IV 2018 This House believes that developing countries should never commit to having their sovereign debt disputes settled by courts in foreign countries
Yale IV 2018 In countries with vigorously contested campaign contribution regulations, this House believes that the political left should not contest the premise that money is speech and should, instead, contest how that speech is regulated
Yale IV 2018 This House believes that the horrors of history are incompatible with a belief in a Judeo-Christian God
Yale IV 2018 In a plurality of cases, this House believes that the "me too" movement should, on balance, prioritize a path towards redemption over retribution
Yale IV 2018 In legal systems where constitutional courts practice judicial review, this House would apply the "no precedential effect rule" to judgments by single judge margins
Yale IV 2018 This House would legalize and train sex workers specifically to work with disabled people
Sofia Open 2018 THW allow people to sue partners who cheated on them
Sofia Open 2018 THBT Putin is good for Russian power on the international stage
Sofia Open 2018 THBT the Bulgarian government should pay reparations to all those who were subjected to the Revival process
Sofia Open 2018 THBT the western companies and investors should pull out of the Saudi Arabia's Neom project
Sofia Open 2018 THR the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty etc.)
Sofia Open 2018 TH prefers to be an averagely intelligent person to a genius
Sofia Open 2018 THBT it is NOT legitimate to shame public figures for non:criminal actions they did when they were young (eg. partying, alcohol consumption, soft drugs use, political views etc.)
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 THW mandate retirement from Congress at age 65.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 This house, as a Palestinian, would advocate for a 1-state solution.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 THBT universities that invite controversial speakers should be required, within a reasonable time frame, to invite a speaker that supports the other side of the controversy.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 Assuming Democratic control of the House, THBT the Democrats should prioritize the impeachment of President Trump.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 TH supports ANTIFA. Good luck everyone.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 “The premises of this mission should be inviolable. The agents of the receiving state may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission.” Motion: THW repeal Article 22 Subsection 1 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Rocky Mountain IV 2018 THW create specific zones where community members can legally participate in nonviolent, illicit behavior (e.g. sex work, drug use).
Roosevelt Open 2018 THS an Opinio System of Education
Roosevelt Open 2018 THS recall elections for national leaders (i.e. presidents, prime:ministers, ministers)
Roosevelt Open 2018 TH as the EU would significantly increase sanctions on Russia as opposed to lifting them
Roosevelt Open 2018 THBT parents should teach morality to their underage children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbor" etc.)
Roosevelt Open 2018 THW allow workers to sell their rights in exchange for higher pay (e.g. health and safety protections, right to maternity/paternity leave etc.)
Roosevelt Open 2018 THO rise of social media influencers
Roosevelt Open 2018 THBT music streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Apple etc.) do more harm than good
Roosevelt Open 2018 Given the choice, THBT US Supreme Court Justices should be elected by a vote among federal judges rather than a popular vote
GV Debate "In the context of the Brazilian civil-military dictatorship begun in 1964, This House would directly engage in armed struggle."
GV Debate "This House condemns the rise of the use of social networks as a vehicle for public debate."
GV Debate "This House would rather live in a world where globalization had not occurred so intensely."
GV Debate "Thanks to the hierarchy, this House believes that combating "class oppression" is more important than combating "oppression of identities"."
GV Debate "Forced to vote between Haddad and Bolsonaro, This House would vote for Haddad."
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House Would Not Consume The Art of People Who Have Engaged in Gravely Unethical Behavior
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House Regrets The Belief That Technology Firms Will Solve The Climate Crisis
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House, as the US, would stop all arms sales, military support, and other aid to Saudi Arabia
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House would prefer a world where memory is permanent and infallible.
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House opposes the continued progress towards deep global economic integration (e.g. very low tariffs and free movement of capital and labour across borders).
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 With the goal of improving representation in media, this House would create original characters who belong to underrepresented groups, rather than re-imagine existing characters
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Provided that it wins control of Congress and the White House, this House believes that the Democratic Party should increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House believes that the liberalization of sexual behaviour prompted by the sexual revolution fails women today
Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 This House opposes the propagation of Canadian exceptionalism
China BP This House Regrets narratives that glorify the elderly (e.g. "The old know better"; "The old deserve more" etc.)
China BP This House Believes That Supreme Courts should refrain from making decisions on controversial social issues (e.g. gay rights, abortion)
China BP During economic crises, This House Believes That states should prioritise fiscal stability (i.e. balancing budget) over increasing public spending
China BP This House Believes That international criminal tribunals should introduce the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes against humanity
China BP This House Believes That academic journals should not publish articles that characterize colonialism as positive
China BP Assuming feasibility, in countries with conscription, This House Would forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge
China BP This House Believes That the deaf rights movement should disproportionately emphasize the positive experiences associated with being deaf
China BP This House, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program
China BP This House Would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger reelection
China BP This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
China BP This House Would abolish constitutional monarchies
China BP This House opposes the dominant social norm in favor of monogamy
China BP This House Believes That President Vladimir Putin is good for Russia
China BP This House Believes That the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world
China BP This House Believes That Asian education systems should actively promote the view that Asian culture is superior to Western Culture
HWS IV 2018 This House would consider politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues* (* thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie about facts)
HWS IV 2018 In countries where compulsory military service for men exists, this House believes that feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
HWS IV 2018 This House believes that the LGBT movement should embrace the message that sexuality is a choice
HWS IV 2018 This House believes that United States foreign policy should seek to significantly restrict Iran's influence over Syria
HWS IV 2018 This House opposes Consumerist Culture* (*Consumerist Culture is a culture where consistently purchasing goods is expected and considered a marker of social status)
HWS IV 2018 This House believes that in Western states with high rates of unemployment the state should act as an employer of last resort (i.e. the state should directly employ people who are unable to find a job elsewhere)
HWS IV 2018 This House would allow communities to reduce the amount of policing employed within their neighborhoods
HWS IV 2018 This House would allow the creation of Savior Siblings* (*a child who is born for the purpose of providing an organ or cell transplant to a sibling who is affected with a fatal disease)
HWS IV 2018 This House would allow individuals to sue religious institutions in their community for propagating beliefs that cause them significant harm
HWS IV 2018 This House believes that the Obama administration should have prioritized affordable tertiary education over affordable healthcare
HWS IV 2018 This House believes that the state should curb assortative mating* (*the phenomenon of people primarily entering relationships and building families with those of similar social and economic characteristics)
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 TH supports the symbolized popularization of painful historical events in modern pop culture.
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THW REPEAL ALL NON-COMPETE LEGISLATION
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THW NOT ALLOW MEMBERS OF FAMILIES WITH OVERWHELMING SOCIAL INFLUENCE (e.g, The Adeleke Family in Osun State - Davido's family) TO CONTEST ELECTIONS
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 TH AS HOODIE WILL OPT FOR THE PIG’S VALVE
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THW TOTALLY RESTRICT FUTURE COPYRIGHTING OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 TH AS NIGERIA WILL PURSUE ISOLATIONIST ECONOMIC POLICIES
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 The 2018 FIFA World Cup champions, France, won the tournament with an ethnically diverse team who could trace their origins to Guadeloupe, Algeria, Guinea, Mali, French Guiana, Dr Congo, Martinique, Morocco, and Senegal. Motion:THBT colonial states that directly benefit in sports from the integration of athletes with roots to former colonies, should actively pay dividends to these former colonies, separate from existing financial obligations.
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THW ABOLISH COMPULSORY REPRESENTATION
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THBT ethnic minorities and movements that seek to break their ceilings(e.g glass, bamboo, black) and eliminate their underrepresentation should prioritize notions of intersectionality over their actual objectives.
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 THR the practice of banking secrecy
All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC), University of Ilorin 2018 TH as a person appointed as a medical proxy will be held culpable by the patient upon recovery for decisions opposed to their preferred life choices (ideologies, medical choices etc) but crucial to their recovery
McGill Central Novice Championship THR the glorification of self-made success
McGill Central Novice Championship THBT state subsidization of art should be distributed through a random lottery
McGill Central Novice Championship THW eliminate the government's ability to enact back to work legislation for all education workers.
McGill Central Novice Championship THBT democratic governments should never be allowed to exercise prior restraint, even in cases of national security.
McGill Central Novice Championship In Canada, criminal court judges are appointed. In other countries, such as the US, Japan, and Switzerland, judges are elected. The methods and voting systems used to elect these judges varies based on country and municipality. In the US for example, judges run for local office in the same way as other politicians (eg, mayors, council people, etc.), and sometimes have a party affiliation for campaigning. Motion: THP elected over appointed judges in criminal courts
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 THBT political representatives should deliberately seek to achieve the best political outcomes for their own local community or constituency, even at the expense of the national interest.
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 TH prefers bail-ins to bail-outs
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 THBT feminist movements should mobilise masculinity in service of feminist goals (e.g. "real men respect women") rather than deconstruct it (e.g. raising awareness to the issue of toxic masculinity)
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 THBT India should actively oppose Chinese aggression in Asia
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 TH does not regret internet piracy
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 THW make rehabilitation the sole criteria for releasing criminals from prison
Cedar College Debating Championship 2018 TH, as a member of Pakistan's Economic Advisory Council, would resign.
Jewell Debate Tournament This house regrets the commercialization of social movements.
Jewell Debate Tournament This house would require companies to provide economic compensation & job retraining to those unemployed by the automation of their work.
Jewell Debate Tournament This house believes that the Democratic Party should move toward socialism in candidate selection and policy platform.
Jewell Debate Tournament Developing countries should ban the entry of charitable organizations that tie aid or services to religious conversion.
Jewell Debate Tournament This house believes that anonymous resistance from inside the Trump administration is a heroic act.
Jewell Debate Tournament In areas of high crime, this house would impose a curfew on men.
Israel's English Cup 2018 THW exclusively fund African NGOs instead of Western NGOs working in African countries.
Israel's English Cup 2018 THW strongly subsidize and promote feminist pornography.
Israel's English Cup 2018 TH would forbid western tech companies from accepting chinese standards in order to access the chinese market (e.g. Google accepting censorship, Apple moving servers to china etc).
Israel's English Cup 2018 THW ban ownership of 3D printers for personal use.
Israel's English Cup 2018 This House Opposes cultural and academic boycott.
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) THW require all schools in New Zealand to become co-educational
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) THW replace the Māori seats in Parliament with a Māori upper house
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) TH regrets that President Obama did not enforce the ‘red line’ in Syria
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) TH, as a US Democratic presidential contender, would make repeal of the second amendment part of their core policy platform for 2020
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) TH, as India, would embrace China’s One Belt One Road initiative
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) You are a relatively successful indie film-maker who has been approached by a major movie studio to direct a major film franchise. THW turn down the offer
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) TH regrets the Obergefell decision
Joynt Scroll (NZ Prepared Debating Tournament) TH prefers a world where everyone believes in free will
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House Believes that the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House believes that State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House believes that the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House Regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House Believes That South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 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.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House Believes That Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This house supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 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.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 THR the decline of labour union power in the West
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 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
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country's monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
Novi Sad EUDC 2018 THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
Split Open 2018 This House would mandate by law that all couples must equally share domestic work
Split Open 2018 TH opposes left wing media using mockery to cover the far right e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight
Split Open 2018 This House would prefer that US Supreme Court Justices were elected by popular vote
Split Open 2018 THBT Croatian Democratic Party (HDZ) should disassociate from Thompson including but not limited to not playing his songs on their rallies, not making public appearance at their rallies etc.
Split Open 2018 TH as the UK Conservative Party would hold a second Brexit referendum
Split Open 2018 THBT athletes should not be permitted to express political views during major sporting events
Novi Sad Open 2018 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.)
Novi Sad Open 2018 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.)
Novi Sad Open 2018 This House would privatize NASA
Novi Sad Open 2018 This House would privatize NASA
Novi Sad Open 2018 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
Novi Sad Open 2018 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
Novi Sad Open 2018 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
Novi Sad Open 2018 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
Novi Sad Open 2018 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
Novi Sad Open 2018 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
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT religious institutions should to take custody of children in street situations, even without the consent of their parents
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara If it were discovered during an armed conflict that a population hides terrorists, THW not consider a war crime to attack civilians
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT government must grant economic compensation to those unemployed by the automation of their work
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 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
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara 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
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara TH, as a public educational institution, would prohibit all school football programs due to the risks of CTE
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THW punish natural or legal persons who are accused of cultural appropriation
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT human beings must sow terrestrial life forms on other planets even if that destroys endemic life forms of those planets
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THS the creation of similar groups to the Gulabi Gang in Latin America
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THBT it should be prohibited all acts of election campaign with the exception of public debates
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THW choose China
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara THW choose China
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
1st Copa Leones de Debate (CLD) at University of Guadalajara Assuming it is legal, THW justify that federal states with high rates of violence, hire mercenaries (private armies) to fight organized crime.
Maynooth Open 2018 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
Maynooth Open 2018 THR The Rise of Far Left Politics in Western Countries
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
Maynooth Open 2018 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
Maynooth Open 2018 THB Women Are Legitimate in Using Erotic Capital
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
Maynooth Open 2018 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.
Maynooth Open 2018 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.
Maynooth Open 2018 THW Pull the Switch
Maynooth Open 2018 THW Pull the Switch
Maynooth Open 2018 TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
Maynooth Open 2018 TH, As the EU, would trigger Article 7 if Hungary failed to commit to democratic reform
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
Maynooth Open 2018 Open Motion
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that we should exclusively fund political parties through public funding.
NZ Easters 2018 This house regrets written constitutions.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that, in highly populated urban areas, the government should set a maximum rent that may be charged for residential tenancies.
NZ Easters 2018 This house would abolish income tax in favour of consumption taxes.
NZ Easters 2018 This house would prefer a world where it is commonly believed that free will does not exist.
NZ Easters 2018 This house supports a movement towards granting human rights to AI.
NZ Easters 2018 A Western democratic nation has recently been the target of a relatively large terrorist attack. That nation has elections scheduled in a week. This house would cancel those elections.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that social media companies should aggressively exclude extremist political content from their platforms.
NZ Easters 2018 You are one of New Zealand's top historians and have been asked by the Waitangi Tribunal to provide a record of harm borne by an iwi. You are confident your report will be accepted as true. This house would alter the historical documents to increase the iwi's likely Treaty settlement.
NZ Easters 2018 You are an innkeeper. It is approximately 0BC. The King has issued an edict requiring all newborns to be handed to his soldiers in pain of death. You know of such a newborn, he is in your inn’s stable. You suspect the child may be sacred to your God. This house would hand over the child.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
NZ Easters 2018 This house would enforce surrogacy contracts, even if the surrogate mother refuses after giving birth.
NZ Easters 2018 This house regrets the Truth and Reconciliation amnesty process.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that in post colonial countries, land confiscated by colonial powers should be seized by the state without compensation.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that the criminal law should not distinguish an attempt to commit a crime from successfully committing a crime.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that juries, not judges, should be entirely responsible for sentencing decisions.
NZ Easters 2018 You are a humanitarian charity operating in a conflict-zone and have been instructed that to remain working in the country you must provide 50% of your donations to the government or else all access to the country will be forcibly cut off. This house would remain in the conflict-zone.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that charities should not accept money from donors they consider immoral.
NZ Easters 2018 This house supports student unions who disaffiliate controversial student groups.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that we should recognise a right to be free from intentionally offensive speech.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that Western democratic countries should unilaterally evacuate relics of historical or cultural importance located in unstable countries and take possession of them.
NZ Easters 2018 This house believes that the International Criminal Court should use private military contractors to arrest people wanted by the Court.
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THP antiheroes as the dominant female archetype in literature and film
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THBT the left should publicly support the violent suppression of alt-right speech
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THS the seizure and redistribution of land owned by the descendants of former colonizers in post colonial states
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THP a world where nobody can lie
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THW nationalize pharmaceutical research
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THBT having children is immoral
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THBT successful minority activists have a duty to donate their effects to schools that represent their community (eg: women's universities, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, etc)
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THW ban non-disclosure agreements in the private sector
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 a 2014 study reported that 19% of trans* people were denied health care by their provider due to their gender identity; 28% experienced harassment in a medical setting; 28% postponed care due to discrimination. Currently,there are approximately 6 doctors in the US and 2 in Canada that perform genital reconstruction surgery. Trans* people may have transition-related needs that create dependency on the healthcare system. Motion: THW establish and fund separate health clinics to provide accessible and comprehensive care to trans*gender people
North America Womxn's and Gender Minorities' Debate Championship 2018 THBT the media should portray mass shootings as exclusively the result of social narratives of masculinity and systemic misogyny
UBC IV 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)
UBC IV This House believes that states should seek to participate in multinational currency unions
UBC IV This House regrets the glorification of entertainers by the LGBTQ+ community
UBC IV 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.
UBC IV This House would ban people whose net worth is in more than the 90th percentile from running for office
UBC IV This House believes that the US should make aid to Israel conditional on the establishment of peace talks with Palestine
UBC IV This House believes that regions with extremely high rates of gendered violence should grant amnesty to women for violent crimes they commit
York IV In school districts in France where Arabic is the majority language, THW make Arabic the language of primary instruction in schools.
York IV TH supports filial responsibility laws.
York IV 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.
York IV TH believes that provocation should not be a consideration in legal sentencing
York IV TH, as an agnostic, would take the pill.
Inner Temple IV 2018 THS the increasing use of technology in the sex industry. (e.g. sex robots, virtual reality porn)
Inner Temple IV 2018 THW work for Don-Roberts Holgerrson.
Inner Temple IV 2018 THBT South Korea should re-open the Kaesong Industrial Region.
Inner Temple IV 2018 THW impose legal obligations on major online media companies (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) to censor the Manosphere. (e.g. blocking accounts, taking down content)
Inner Temple IV 2018 THW Prefer a world without lying
Inner Temple IV 2018 TH prefers common law legal systems
Inner Temple IV 2018 THB in the right to bear arms.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house supports job security legislation.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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).
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.).
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house believes that Catholic religious officials in Mexico should not make statements in support of governmental policies, political parties, or candidates.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house, as the Chinese Communist Party, would lift all restrictions on foreign investments in China, except restrictions critical to national security.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house prefers a non-adversarial legal system
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This house supports the court's decision to acquit Tehlirian
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 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.
Mexico WUDC 2018 This House would rather save the live of a single child over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years