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Date Tournament Round Motion
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 1 THBT Western states with high rates of structural unemployment should directly employ their citizens
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 2 THW allow deaf parents to screen for, and select, a particular embryo in order to ensure they have a child that is deaf
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 3 THBT unwillingness to comply with the World Health Organization's guidelines on dealing with, or preventing the potential outbreak of, deadly pandemics (e.g. Ebola) should be recognized by international law as a justification for a military response
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 4 THBT the EU should allow member countries that have experienced consistent significant negative migration to place barriers on their citizens migrating to other EU member countries
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 5 THS the dominant social norm in favour of lifelong monogamy
2017-08-31 Athens Open 2017 Open_Final THBT the US constitution should have been designed so that articles of impeachment are processed in the Supreme Court rather than the legislature
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 1.1 THBT feminists should actively lobby for universal conscription in countries where only male conscription exists
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 1.2 THR the portrayal of Wonder Woman as a feminist icon
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 1.3 THBT women are morally justified to lie about their past experiences, abilities, and future family plans during the job interview process
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 2.1 THBT western liberal democracies should actively support and fund Al Jazeera
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 2.2 As the United States, THW withdraw its troops from the Korean peninsula in exchange for North Korean denuclearization
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 2.3 THBT assassination of political leaders is a legitimate tool of foreign policy
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 3.1 THW force convicts of violent crimes to undergo the Ludovico Technique
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 3.2 THW allow the use of a cultural defense in all criminal proceedings
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 3.3 THW release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation, and not upon the completion of a predetermined prison sentence
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 4.1 THW give legislative veto power to a Future Generations Commissioner
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 4.2 THW make the number of votes an individual has inversely proportionate to their wealth (i.e. the more wealth an individual has, the fewer votes they may cast in an election)
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 4.3 THW mandate that all direct family members of a president/ministers live in their country and exclusively use public systems (e.g. education, healthcare, etc.)
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 5.1 THBT causing deliberate harms to enemy civilians is a legitimate tactic for the weaker side to employ in asymmetrical warfare
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 5.2 THBT states are justified to respond militarily to economic policies by an opposing state that results in substantial economic harms (e.g. aggressively increasing tariff barriers, increasing the price of vital commodities)
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 5.3 THW grant citizenship to immigrants in exchange for military service
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 6.1 TH, as China, would allow women, and women only, to marry multiple male partners
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 6.2 THS China's limits on the air time of American film, TV and music
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 6.3 THBT China should provide significant financial incentives to companies located within first-tier cities to relocate to other Chinese cities
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Octos_1 THW allow individuals to sue religious organizations to claim compensation for the harmful effects of choices made as a result of adherence to religious doctrine
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Octos_2 Assuming the feasibility of identifying accurately privilege-inducing characteristics (e.g. gender, race, etc.) THW implement a privilege tax
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Octos_3 THW prohibit businesses from adopting a public position on social justice issues (e.g. LGBTQIA+, racial relations, abortion, etc.)
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Quarters_1 THW require all isolated communities (e.g. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a one year "Rumspringa"
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Quarters_2 THS state attempts to help their citizens find and sustain love (e.g. subsidizing subscriptions to matching agencies such as match.com, significant funding for research on what makes a relationship last, creating courses on how to woo and keep a spouse)
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Quarters_3 In developing countries, THBT when allocating resources to their children, poor families should allocate most of their resources to support the most talented child in the family
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Semis_1 THBT the State’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximize Net Economic Growth, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Semis_2 THBT in times of economic crisis, the state has the right to withhold information that could damage market confidence
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Semis_3 THW cap every company’s highest salary in proportion to the lowest salary within that company
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Final_1 THW prefer one innocent person going to jail to 100 guilty people walking free
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Final_2 Given the technology to accurately measure and transfer happiness, THW progressively tax happiness
2017-08-26 Canton IV 2017 Open_Final_3 THW prefer a world in which individuals are incapable of lying
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 1 THBT The US should ban extremist groups (e.g. the KKK and neo-Nazi groups)
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 2 THBT the WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade.
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 3 THR the rise of 'Sharing Culture'
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 4 THBT states should significantly fund female-only tech companies.
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 5 TH, as Israel, supports the Jewish People's Intelligence Services Doctrine
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 6 THS universities treating students as customers (e.g. by allocating significant resources to improving students' lifestyles, and granting students influence over university decisions and the content and delivery of course curricula)
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 7 THBT Western medical institutions should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, non-Western medical institutions that do not meet Western standards on human clinical trials
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 8 THBT LGBT groups should actively seek to include Side B Christians
2017-08-14 Tallinn EUDC 2017 9 THS the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots
2017-08-12 NCH Open 1 TH regrets the use of 'queerbaiting' in film, television and media (Round 1)
2017-08-12 NCH Open 2 During periods of national housing crises, TH as the state would take possession of homes which are not permanently occupied. (Round 2)
2017-08-12 NCH Open 3 TH prefers a world where individuals could selectively permanently erase their memories. (Round 3)
2017-08-12 NCH Open 4 TH supports military intervention in Venezuela (Round 4)
2017-08-12 NCH Open 5 THBT feminists should actively campaign for the criminalisation of pornography (Round 5)
2017-08-05 SOAS Open 1 THBT states should give all immigrants the same voting rights as their citizens (Round 1)
2017-08-05 SOAS Open 2 THBT the UK should become a tax haven (Round 2)
2017-08-05 SOAS Open 3 THBT the LGBTQIA+ movement should overwhelmingly prioritise campaigning for the provision of basic legal protections for their members in non-western countries, even at the expense of harming or not conducting campaigns in the West. (Round 3)
2017-08-05 SOAS Open 4 THBT the EU should seek to replace individual national identities of its member states with a shared European identity. (Round 4)
2017-08-05 SOAS Open 5 THBT Western democracies should ban their citizens from working for dictatorial regimes. (Round 5)
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 1 In post conflict societies, THW limit the number of terms for president and prime minister to one term.
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 2 THR the campaign for Eich's resignation.
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 3 THBT Southern states in the US should secede from the Union.
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 4 THW allow children to sue parents for bad parenting
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 5 THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs.
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 Open_Semis This house welcomes the development of China's alternative economic institutions, e. g. the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to replace the World Bank.
2017-08-04 Split Open 2017 Open_Final (something like) THBT Croatia shouldn't celebrate it's Day of victory.
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 1 Thw introduce sin cities in areas of high unemployment
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 2 Thbt it is in the best interests of Serbs in Croatia to seek political representation through mainstream political parties rather than through political parties that exclusively represent Serbs
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 3 Thw allow soldiers to opt out of military missions and activities on the basis of their conscious
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 4 Thw take the muggle potion
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 5 Thbt public universities should not implement speech codes or codes of conduct that limit expression beyond the laws of the nation
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 Open_Semis Thbt the environmental movement should advocate for a drastic reduction of the global population as the movements top priority
2017-07-28 Rijeka Open 2017 Open_Final Thw move to Terra Libertatum
2017-07-22 Imperial IV 1 THS the gig economy. (Round 1)
2017-07-22 Imperial IV 2 THBT the LGBT movement and LGBT individuals should boycott organised Pride festivals and marches which rely on corporate sponsorship. (Round 2)
2017-07-22 Imperial IV 3 THBT the ICC should abstain from prosecuting and investigating sitting Heads of State in post-conflict societies (Round 3)
2017-07-22 Imperial IV 4 This House Would Abolish Primary Elections in the USA (Round 4)
2017-07-22 Sofia Open 2017 1 THW set a lower minimum wage for members of minority ethnic groups who face higher rates of unemployment than the general population
2017-07-22 Sofia Open 2017 2 TH, as Russia, regrets the 2014 annexation of Crimea
2017-07-22 Sofia Open 2017 3 THBT comedians from minority groups should not base their comedy on stereotypes and slurs about their own groups
2017-07-22 Sofia Open 2017 4 TH, as Bulgaria, would prohibit any Prime Minister who has willingly resigned from office to campaign or run in any future elections
2017-07-22 Sofia Open 2017 Open_Final THBT universities should set quotas for ideological groups (e.g. conservatives) among faculty & students
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI 1 This house believes that the feminists should actively reject any acts of special treatment to women.
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI 2 THBT Indonesian government should remove foreign owned start-up
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI 3 This House, as a human race would colonise CrematoryaX (with info slide)
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI 4 As mental health activist, THW name and shame individuals who mistreated people with mental diseases.
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI Open_Semis THW Rotate Presidential Position Based on Ethnical Background.
2017-07-12 Kopertis XI Open_Final THW ban alternative medicine/medication
2017-06-20 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 4 THW subsidise banks to disproportionately direct loans to historically disadvantaged communities and individuals
2017-06-19 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 3 THBT Brazil should fully privatise Petrobras
2017-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2 THW punish attempted and committed crimes equally
2017-06-17 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 1 THBT individual feminist women should reject acts of chivalry (e.g. buying drinks for them, holding the door open, "ladies first" etc.)
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open 1 Infoslide: Under an 'Open Salary' policy, the salaries of every employee of a company can be seen by all employees. THW require all companies to have an Open Salary policy
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open 2 TH regrets YouTube's policy to not monetise 'advertiser-unfriendly' content
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open 3 TH would allow long-time cheated spouses to sue the third party for damages.
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open 4 In ethnically diverse countries, THW require all neighbourhoods to represent the ethnic makeup of that country
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open Open_Semis THW use PreCrime to prosecute people before they commit violent crimes.
2017-06-16 Pazardzhik Open Open_Final THBT Balkan countries' history curriculums should portray Russia in an overwhelmingly negative light
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 1 THW televise criminal trials
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 2 THBT the UK Labour Party should stand candidates in general elections in Northern Ireland
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 3 TH, as China, would abandon all claims on the Senkaku Islands
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 4 TH, as Arturo di Modica, would discontinue the loan of the Charging Bull to New York City
2017-06-16 Trinity Open 5 THBT school systems should build curricula in a way that emphasizes national pride
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 1 THBT countries with high rate of unemployment should heavily tax the automatisation of labour.
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 2 THBT EU should fund & promote creation of Recovering from Religion centers.
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 3 THBT Western media should continue to uncritically promote the candidacy of Alexei Navalny.
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 4 This house would recast male action heroes as female (e.g. James Bond, Jason Bourne, Wolverine)
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 Open_Semis This house would limit internal migration to Istanbul e.g. through limiting access to public services, ability to rent or buy property, employment etc.
2017-05-06 istanbul Open 2017 Open_Final This house would rather be average than a genuis
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 1 THW legalise euthanasia by doctors
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 2 THBT Catholic priests should report to the police any information learnt during Confession regarding violent crimes committed by members of their congregations
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 3 THW allow living individuals to cryogenically freeze themselves
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 4 THBT sex education classes should teach a wide range of techniques for sexual pleasure, including (but not limited to) foreplay, masturbation, oral sex, anal sex and BDSM
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 5 THS military coups to overthrow illiberal, democratic regimes
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 6 THBT Democrats in the United States Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) should aim to block any and all legislation proposed by the Trump administration
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 7 This house believes that South Africa should fully privatise its water supply
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 Novice_Final THBT egg donors should not be financially compensated beyond medical expenses.
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 Open_Quarters THBT all states should apply universal jurisdiction to corruption
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 Open_Semis THW prefer a world where parents received children with all attributes fully random at birth (e.g. genetics, race, health, intelligence etc.)
2017-04-29 Cape Town Open 2017 Open_Final THW grant the rights and responsibilities afforded to human beings to Strong Artificial Intelligence.
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 1 This house would force parents of obese children to send their children to "fat camps"
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 2 This house opposes "MiSS" schools.
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 3 This house would require all politicians to use only public services
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 4 This house would implement a sin tax on meat.
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 5 This house would give prisoners, with a life time jail sentence, the choice of being put to death by a lethal injection
2017-04-29 Smolny Open 2017 Open_Final It is irrefutably proved that God does not exist. This house believe that this should not be declared to public
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 1 TH supports Academic streaming (Infoslide: Streaming is separating pupils in schools by academic ability.)
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2 THBT Religious Leaders Should Not Publicly Comment On Political Issues
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 3 TH Supports Baltic States Implementing Mandatory Conscription
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 4 A machine has been invented that allows for the simulation of life in absolute poverty, THW require all citizens reaching the age of 18 to temporarily plug into the machine.
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 5 TH regrets the rise of "pop feminism".
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open Novice_Final THBT criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open Open_Quarters THBT liberal politicians should prioritise empathetically engaging with alt-right concerns rather than condemning exclusionary rhetoric.
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open Open_Semis Given the opportunity by the Feminist movement, THBT the Trans Movement should disaffiliate from the LGBT+ Movement and affiliate actively with the Feminist Movement
2017-04-22 Erasmus Rotterdam Open Open_Final TH regrets the dominance of the narrative of pushing yourself to the limits
2017-04-22 Stockholm Mini 1 THW ban the advertising of cosmetics (e.g. make-up, hair-styling products, perfume)
2017-04-22 Stockholm Mini 2 THR the decision of the organizers of Almedalen Week to allow the participation of the Nordic Resistance Movement
2017-04-22 Stockholm Mini 3 THW abolish the state recognition of marriage (including, for example, tax breaks, alimony payments)
2017-04-22 Stockholm Mini 4 THS increased US military involvement in the Korean penninsula and South Korea
2017-04-22 Stockholm Mini Open_Final This house, as the historian, would reveal the truth to the world.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 1 THS the use of revenge as the primary motivating factor for body modification.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 2 THBT the US should always prioritize intelligence gathering over the privacy rights of foreign citizens.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 3 Given a finite amount of disposable income, THW donate to established charities rather than personal crowdfunding campaigns.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 4 Given the inevitability of deep space travel, THBT all future space travellers should abide by the prime directive.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 5 In instances where a patient is reliant on life extending care, this house supports the use of "death panels."
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 6 Given that it was attempted, This House would prefer that the 2016 coup against the Turkish government had succeeded.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 7 Given the choice between maintaining sanctuary city status and having federal funding removed, THW choose to maintain sanctuary city status.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 8 THB states should not attempt to reduce economic inequality beyond the point at which everyone has received at least living wages.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 Novice_Final THBT journalists who cover subjects in distress have a moral obligation to provide reasonable assistance to those who need help.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 Open_Octos THS the enforcement of a "red line" against the use of chemical or biological weapons.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 Open_Quarters THR the shaming or exclusion of members of social movements who are deemed not to meet standards of ideological purity.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 Open_Semis THBT the US should covertly support moderate political parties in Europe.
2017-04-15 USUDC Denver 2017 Open_Final THW immediately cease all financial and military support for the war on drugs, deprioritize domestic drug enforcement, and re-purpose all funds currently spent on those ends on reparations for those negatively affected by current policy.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 1 This house supports the use of “eye in the sky” policing in urban areas with high crime rates.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 2 This house supports democratic governments using social disgust as a grounds for restricting public speech or display.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 3 This house regrets the shift in focus within the academic study of history from studying great figures and institutions to studying cultural forces and the experiences of ordinary people.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 4 Given the choice as an individual who is a typical, healthy 30-year-old, THW elect to never again feel the emotion of sorrow.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 5 This house believes that the US should issue guest worker visas, under which minimum wage laws would not apply.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT governments should abandon the strategy of "decapitation" in fighting terrorism.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 1 This House Would Fully Subsidize Gender Reassigment Surgery For Pubescent Teenagers Regardless of Parental Consent.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 2 This House Believes That Israel Should Fine Actors Who Refuse To Perform In Settlements
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 3 This House Believes That the U.S. Should Hack China's "Credit Social System" In Order To Disrupt It
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 4 This House Believes That Republika Srpska Should Be an Independent State
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 5 This House Believes That Mexico Should Allow Neighbourhoods And Cities In North Mexico To Form Armed Militias In Order To Combat Drug Cartels.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Semis This House Would Impose Criminal Laws To Crimes Comitted By Users Of Avatars In Virtual Worlds (Such As ’Second Life’)
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Final This House Supports the EU Backed Western Balkans Customs Union, Even at the Price of Terminating the Free Trade Agreement With Russia And of Joining the EU Sanctions on Russia
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 1 THW ban college entrance exams - for example: ACT, SAT
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 2 THW require meat packaging to display images that vividly and accurately reflect the experiences of the animals throughout the manufacturing process
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 3 THBT social media companies should factcheck posts by world leaders
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 4 THBT protesters should sabotage the Dakota Access Pipeline
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 5 THBT the international community should regard the USA as a rogue state if it leaves or does not abide by the Paris Climate Agreement
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Quarters THBT the state should pay reparations to women
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Semis THW abolish all locked facilities - for example: jail, detention centers, correctional facilities - for youth
2017-04-01 Colgate Open 2017 Open_Final TH, as a Republican member of Congress, would destroy the evidence
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 1 THW abolish K-12 private schools
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 2 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the rise of commercial products and services aimed at helping women protect themselves from sexual assault and harassment (e.g. nail polish that changes colour around date rape drugs, anti-rape underwear, "killer tampon", Pink Cabs)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 3 THBT Mexico should pull out of NAFTA
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. wearing yarmulkes, hijabs or other articles of faith, etc.)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 5 In places with significantly high waiting times for finding appropriate donors, THW legalize the private sale of organs
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Novice_Final THW withdraw all military aid to Israel
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Semis THBT Western countries should cease all direct military intervention in Yemen
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a world in which all people actively believed in determinism as opposed to a world in which they believed in free will
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 1 THBT universities should not interfere with the choices of topics and guests at events organized by their students
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 2 TH, as the EU, would impose sanctions on Poland for breaching democratic principles
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini 3 THW introduce educational system with the selection process based only on geographical location (and not e.g. test results)
2017-03-24 Tricity Mini Open_Final THR the rise of sharing economy
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 1 This house supports deaf parents' choice to deafen their children in utero.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 2 This house supports the government suing meat producers/distributors to recover health care and environmental costs incurred by meat consumption.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 3 This house, as the European Union, would reject Turkey's membership application to the European Union.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 4 This house opposes the presence of external sex characteristics (uterus, vagina, breasts) at pro-women protests (eg, the Women's March on Washington).
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship 5 This house opposes the societal idea that forgiveness is a virtue.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Novice_Final This house opposes democracy.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house would prefer a world in which we never found out that Joseph Boyden has no Indigenous heritage.
2017-03-17 North American Women & Gender Minorities Debating Championship Open_Final This house believes that feminism is incompatible with capitalism.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 1 THW make the directors of major governmental science and technology organizations elected positions (e.g. Director of Environmental Protection Agency, head of National Science Foundation, Minister of Science and Technology)
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose presumptive custody in favor of women in cases of divorce.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 4 THBT it is legitimate for states to deny residency to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 5 THW institute a "robot tax"
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 6 THBT minority groups should not reclaim slurs that have been directed against them.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarters You are a citizen living in today’s world. You have the ability to create a perfect world by picking a random child by global lottery and condemning them to a condition of abject misery. The lottery is unbiased. The child will endure all the world’s extreme suffering in perpetuity (i.e. lack of human contact, torture, starvation, disease). The child’s suffering creates a world without war, famine, disease, or poverty: there is perfect prosperity and happiness. THW do it.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house believes that the USA should fund military action by private intermediaries (e.g. paramilitary groups, private military contractors, vigilante groups) against drug cartels in other countries in the Americas.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Final This house prefers a world where American and Canadian Multi-National Corporations in South America adhere to the environmental and labour standards of their home countries.
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 1 THW allow local communities to vote to reduce the amount of policing present within their districts
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 2 THBT China should remove its restrictions on rural to urban migrants.
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 3 THP a world where everyone has Highly Superior Autobiographical (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 4 Given that private gun ownership is legal, THS the existence of women's gun rights organizations (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 5 THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Novice_Final THO the dominant narrative in popular culture that there exists a soulmate for everyone
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Quarters In countries that have the death penalty, THW implement execution duty (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Semis THW allow individuals to sue religious organizations for compensation for the harmful effects of choices made as a result of adherence to religious doctrine
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Final THBT it is the Moral Imperative of Liberals within Eastern European countries to stay within their Home Country rather than Emigrate to More Progressive Countries
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 1 TH Welcomes the live-streaming of war
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 2 After the collapse of USSR, Latvia and Estonia, in contrast with many other states, decided not to automatically grant citizenship to its permanent residents who had moved to the countries after the end of World War II, instead offering them an option to naturalize. Citiezenship was one of the promises made the pro-independence movement to encouradge Russian-speaker support. By 2016, 11.75% of Latvian and 6.1% of Estonian population are still non-citizens. Motion: THBT Estonia and Latvia should grant citizenship to non-citizen residents
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 3 In the near future, scientist Thomas Harbor has discovered conclusive scientific evidence that afterlife exists. It has also been determined that it is impossible to to find out the specific nature of afterlife. Motion: TH, as Thomas Harbor, would destroy the research
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition 4 TH supports the establishment of a gayborhood in Riga
2017-03-01 Riga Mini, 2nd edition Open_Final Assuming Belarus agrees, THBT NATO should grant full membership to Belarus contingent on its pivot towards the West in foreign policy and trade
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 1 THBT American news media should cease to invite major Trump surrogates (e.g. Kellyane Conway, Sean Spicer) to comment on news events.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 2 This house supports the creation of all-Jewish universities in Europe
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 3 This house regrets the social perception that ADHD is an illness, as opposed to a personality trait
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 4 THBT the BDS movement does more harm than good.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open 5 THBT the West should support the Russian-backed Syrian peace talks.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Novice_Final THW sell the script.
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Open_Semis THBT the rise in oil prizes does more harm than good
2017-02-25 Leiden Open Open_Final In countries with frequent coalition governments, THBT mainstream parties should refuse to include far left parties in coalitions, e.g. Socialist Party ('SP') in the Netherlands, Die Linke ('The Left') in Germany.
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 2 THBT every European state should significantly increase military spending
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 3 THR the commodification of indigenous art
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 4 Assuming a cap on refugees, THW prioritize admitting refugees who have engaged in armed resistance against oppressive regimes
2017-02-24 GWU Eastern Championships 2017 Open_Quarters TH opposes common currency
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 1 THW prosecute the production and distribution of fake news
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 2 Thw not allow revolutionary leaders and their families in post conflict societies to run for political office
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 3 THW allow the selection of all-female juries in sexual assault cases
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 4 thbt public health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control, should be given the power to quarantine individuals involuntary who they suspect are ill with highly contagious diseases
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love 5 THBT human shields are legitimate targets in war
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Novice_Final TH regrets the narrative of college as the primary path to success (not sure if exact wording)
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Open_Semis TH, as the Catholic church, would sell its cultural artifacts in order to fund poverty alleviation
2017-02-11 cornell novice nationals and tournament of love Open_Final THB trade unions should stop all campaigning and policy work against offshoring
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 1 Assuming that it was possible, THW abolish internet anonymity.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 2 THW allow major medical charities and providers (e.g. Cancer Research, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation) to sue media outlets and organisations who share incomplete, incorrect or misleading medical information.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 3 THBT the USA should militarily intervene in the Philippines
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 4 THR the rise of the sharing economy.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 5 TH supports the existence of sex and relationship sections in popular media.
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 ProAm_Final THR the Neolithic Revolution
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 Open_Semis THW teach children to question and undermine authority
2017-02-10 Galway Open 2017 Open_Final THR the idea that life must have meaning
2017-02-04 Riga mini 1 THBT ecoterrorism is legitimate
2017-02-04 Riga mini 2 TH, as atheists, W stop ridiculing religion
2017-02-04 Riga mini 3 THW take down the Victory Monument
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 1 This house believes that Pakistani Feminists should campaign for the end of gender segregation in mosques, and the right of female imams to preach in mosques.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 2 This house regrets Wikileaks decision to release the DNC emails
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 3 This house, as the state of Pakistan, would officially recognise the state of Israel
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 4 This house believes members of SAARC should collectively agree to increase labour standards, and environmental standards, rather than engage in a 'race to the bottom'.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 5 This house regrets the use of the death penalty for crimes against humanity.
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Quarters This house believes female chess players should refuse to participate in this years women's world chess championships
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Semis This house would adopt the Indian Supreme Court decision in Pakistan
2017-01-27 Shahjiwana International Debating IV 2017 Open_Final This house believes news media in Pakistan, should not invite imans to comment on political issues.
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 1 This House Would Force All Companies to be 100% Owned by their Workers
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 2 This House believes that the British Government Should Pay Reparations to Northern Irish Catholics
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 3 THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 4 THBT China should join the TPP
2017-01-27 Trinity IV 5 THBT post-colonial states should commemorate their war dead who died fighting for their former coloniser
2017-01-27 Trinity IV Novice_Final TH believes in God
2017-01-27 Trinity IV Open_Final THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on wealthy, and expansion of the welfare states.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 1 This House believes that post-genocidal regimes should destroy all places of extermination (for example, death camps)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 2 This House would allow members of the armed forces to form labour unions
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 3 This House believes that sports leagues should significantly tax and redistribute from wealthier teams to poorer teams
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 4 In areas with rapidly rising property prices, This House would suspend all restrictions on property development that are not health and safety requirements (for example, environmental zoning regulations, building height restrictions, and regulations on the appearance of buildings)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 5 This House believes that the Netherlands should allow citizens to purchase additional votes from the government at a cost proportional to their wealth (for example, one additional vote for 1% of wealth)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 6 This House believes that the world would be a better place if women from privileged backgrounds turned down any benefits arising from affirmative action programs.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 7 This House believes that South Korea should produce nuclear weapons
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 8 This House regrets the glamorization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own companies rather than pursue traditional career paths
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 9 This House would temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards in times of unusually high unemployment, including workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hours restrictions etc.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 EFL_Final THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on wealthy, and expansion of the welfare states.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Quarters This House believes that the US government should provide significant campaign funding for US congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Semis This house, as the pope, would abolish the requirement for clerical celibacy.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Final THW force all news organisations to operate as non-profits
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that countries close to conflict zones should only grant long-term asylum to refugees who agree to one year of military service.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Octos This house would ban advocacy for religious belief in public places
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Semis TH, as the Chinese Communist Party, will allow fair and competitive elections for local elections
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Final This House would apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 1 This house regrets Disney's use of indigenous characters and settings in their films
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 2 This house believes that pro-remain political parties and campaign groups should launch a class action suit against prominent members of the Leave campaign for Fraud
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 3 This house believes that the Trump administration should abandon the One-China policy
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 4 In post conflict societies, This house would grant amnesty to perpetrators of crimes rather than seeking prosecutions
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV 5 This house would make membership of Trade Unions compulsory
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Quarters This house would ban organisations from promoting abstinence
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Semis This house regrets the inclusion of the People's Mobilization Forces in the war against the Islamic State
2016-12-10 Birmingham IV Open_Final This house believes that Eastern European states should destroy monuments from their Soviet Union period
2016-12-10 Riga IV 1 THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
2016-12-10 Riga IV 2 THBT search engines should deprioritise search or autocomplete results with sexist, racist or otherwise offensive content
2016-12-10 Riga IV 3 TH regrets the promotion of religion in countries formerly ruled by communist regimes in Eastern Europe
2016-12-10 Riga IV 4 THBT the US should abandon all military support for and impose economic sanctions on the Philippines
2016-12-10 Riga IV 5 THBT the governments of Brazil and Peru should contact uncontacted Amazonian tribes
2016-12-10 Riga IV Novice_Final TH supports the use of referendums when deciding whether to permit same sex marriage
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Semis THBT Italy should have voted ‘si’ in last week’s referendum on constitutional reform
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Final TH supports the demolition of makeshift refugee camps on the borders between European countries e.g. The Calais Jungle in France, The Idomeni Camp in Greece
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 1 THR the existence of religious political parties
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 2 THBT the state should not fund blueskies research
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 3 TH opposes the popularisation of BDSM
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 4 THBT using Human Shield tactics, by the weaker side, is legitimate in asymmetrical wars
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 Open_Semis THBT individuals should only fund charities that follow effective altruism
2016-12-03 Sheffield IV 2016 Open_Final THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 1 THW Give Extra Votes to Individuals who Live in Areas with Consistently Low Voter Turnout
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 2 This House Believes That the state should pay a salary to stay-at-home parents
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 3 Given the existence of "SASP Glasses" technology, This House Would ban them.
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 4 This House Believes That western tech companies should collectively refuse to comply with the Russian personal information law
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 5 This House Believes That developed nations should not recruit high-skilled workers (Such as doctors, engineers, etc.) from developing countries
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Semis Given the ability to accurately measure the moral track record of a person, This House Would criminalize having a consistently negative moral track record
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Final This House Believes that the Election of Donald Trump Serves the Interests of Russian Citizens
2016-11-25 Cork IV 1 This House Believes That teachers should contradict curriculum that they believe will be harmful to society
2016-11-25 Cork IV 2 This House Believes That feminists should actively adopt stereotypically "male" traits (such as being assertive, emotionally distant, "man-spreading" etc.)
2016-11-25 Cork IV 3 This House Would never offer a reduced sentence in return for information relating to other crimes
2016-11-25 Cork IV 4 This House, as the Catholic Church, would sell all wealth (including, but not limited to, art, property, and religious artefacts) to the highest bidder and donate the profit to the alleviation of poverty
2016-11-25 Cork IV 5 This House Would give the African Union passport to all citizens of African Union member states
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 1 THW allow plaintiffs to sell to third parties their right to sue.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 2 THR the prominence given to celebrity endorsements of politicians and political parties
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 3 THW apply an environmental tax to cheap mass-produced clothing
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 4 TH, as a female visitor to WestWorld, would choose to wear a black hat.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 5 THBT developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools"
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THBT NATO should create a 'safe zone' in rebel-held territory within Syria
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THR the decision of Clinton supporters in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 US election to frame the Trump victory as the result of misogyny and racism and not opposition to the political establishment and/or neoliberalism
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 1 This house prefers secular governments that exclude all religion from public spaces to those that allow all religions in public.
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 2 This house believes that nations should invest in regional human rights institutions at the expense of global institutions (such as the ICC).
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 3 This house regrets the rise of choice feminism
2016-11-20 CMS Cambridge Women's Open 2016 4 This house believes that opposition parties in Latin America should seek incremental transitions of power rather than the recall or overthrow of ruling parties.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 1 THBT liberals should refrain from using terms such as bigot, racist, sexist etc to describe people or positions they disagree with
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 2 THW transition to a cashless society
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 3 THW greatly reduce economic prosperity, progress and growth in favour of increasing individual’s leisure time
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 5 THW not prosecute former child soldiers for offences committed as adults
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semis THW require all companies over a certain size to be fully publicly listed
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final This house believes that environmental NGOs should promote genetic engineering
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 1 This House would abolish all government schemes that provide grants, tax-breaks or loans at preferential terms to home buyers
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 2 THBT indigenous groups in parliamentary democracies should form independent political parties instead of encouraging their members to vote for, and run on behalf of, existing parties
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 3 This House believes that governments should make available a publicly searchable database containing the income, wealth and taxes paid by all citizens
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 4 This House would prohibit the use of predictive algorithms in criminal trials
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 5 This House, as Israel, opposes a Iran nuclear deal
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House believes that membership of the EAEU is in the interests of Central Asian states.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Novice_Final This House would allow individuals to sue the government when the government has failed to provide a basic standard of living.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter This House believes that states should focus on negotiating bilateral trade agreements over large, regional agreements such as the TPP and RCEP.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Final This House prefers a world in which Islam is structured around a strong, central governing authority (e.g. The Pope in Catholicism)
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 1 When police are put on trial for alleged instances of a violent wrongdoing, this House would decrease the burden of proof to the balance of probabilities.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 2 This House would allow negative voting.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 3 This House believes that armies should indoctrinate soldiers to take their own lives in the event that they fall captive to the enemy.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that the state should promote the norm of the 'single life'.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 5 This House believes that NATO should expel members that do not meet the organisation's defence spending targets.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 1 THW abolish all occupational licensing.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 2 THBT western nations fighting the Islamic state should commit to the creation of an independent Kurdish state.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 3 This house believes that religious officials (e.g. priests, imams, rabbis) should not make statements in support of political policies, parties, or candidates.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 4 TH supports the continued remilitarization of Japan.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 5 THB that all museums, galleries, and cultural institutions should offer to return exhibits to their countries/communities of origin.
2016-11-06 Yale IV 6 THW nationalize credit rating agencies.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Novice_Semis THBT identity-based social movements should prioritize the majority population's acceptance of that identity over preservation of a distinct culture.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Novice_Finals TH fears the development of independent artificial intelligence.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Quarters THBT a rise in global oil prices is in the interest of the West.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Semis THS supreme court rulings based on natural rights not enumerated in constitutions.
2016-11-06 Yale IV Open_Final TH believes in God.
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 1 thw implement mandatory paternity leave for new fathers
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 2 thbt countries should implement strong worker protection laws even at the cost of economic growth (ie, collective bargaining, overtime hours, worker compensation, etc)
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 3 thw deny tax-exempt status to religious institutions that restrict women from accessing leadership or teaching roles
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 4 THBT jewish-americans have a moral obligation to suspend their participation in organizations (hillel, birthright, aipac, etc) that endorses israel’s current settlement program
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 5 Thw create an international organization to facilitate private individuals suing foreign governments for causing serious harms to their communities
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Novice_Final Thw allow voters to repeal legislation using citizen referenda initiated referenda passed by a ⅔ popular vote majority
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Quarters In regions with severe, widespread violence against women, ths acts of vigilante justice in response to gendered assaults (israel egypt)
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Semis thbt the kurdish people should abandon attempts to establish an independent state, in favour of seeking greater poliitical inclusion in iraq and in turkey
2016-10-29 Huber Debates 2016 Open_Final THR the decline of Black Militant Groups (i.e. the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 1 TH, as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, would significantly reduce summer holidays
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 2 This House Supports the celebration of Halloween in Jamaica
2016-10-29 JADE College Cup 2016 Open_Final THBT religious institutions should not receive tax exemptions or other legal privileges - Grand Finals
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 1 THW prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 2 THBT ICC should forcefeed detainees going on hunger strike.
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 3 TH, as China, would allow women, and only women, to marry multiple male partners
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 4 THBT Israel should Privatize the West Bank Checkpoints
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 5 THR the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in childrens
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Semis THW rather be a part of “Club 27” thank live an average anonymous
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Final In retrospect, THW have preferred Truth and Reconciliation Comissions over the ICTY to deal with the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars
2016-10-28 Munich Open 1 THW limit the time in office for heads of state to two terms
2016-10-28 Munich Open 2 THB that the EU should actively support "Women on Waves".
2016-10-28 Munich Open 3 THW allow third parties (i.e. individuals or companies) who have been harmed by a workers strike to sue the union(s) for damages.
2016-10-28 Munich Open 4 TH opposes the Black Lives Matters' endorsement of BDS."
2016-10-28 Munich Open 5 In countries with public healthcare, THW not cover life prolonging treatments for the elderly.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Semis THBT European countries should compel migrants and refugees to attend lessons about the sexual norms prevalent in the country.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Final THW ban cash in the developed world
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 1 THW ban essential service workers from striking.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 2 THS the creation of Personal Artificially Intelligent Robotic Romantic Partners.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 3 THB Violent Protest is Legitimate.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 4 THBT the South Korean Government should ban propaganda balloons.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open 5 THBT televised debates between the leaders of major parties before general elections do more harm than good.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open Novice_Final THS the destruction of historical artifacts seen to glorify atrocities.
2016-10-28 The QUB Open Open_Semis THBT the Northern Irish government should aggressively promote a distinct 'Northern Irish' Identity.
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 1 TH regrets the rise of TV talent shows
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 2 THW ban zero-hour contracts
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 3 THW prohibit people with criminal records from running for political office
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini 4 TH regrets the rise of pop feminism
2016-10-22 Helsinki Mini Open_Final TH believes that it would be in Russia's interest to abandon the goal of becoming a global superpower rivaling the US
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 1 TH would ban private healthcare
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 2 TH would require children, to the extent they are able, to financially support their parents in old age
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 3 TH regrets the remilitarisation of Japan
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 4 TH would ban foreign states from funding religious organisations
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 5 TH believes that companies have a moral obligation to significantly invest in helping the communities in which they operate, even when it has no benefit to that organisation
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 2 TH believes that feminist female students should boycott students’ corps
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 3 TH would prosecute the editor-in-chief when the magazine they are in charge of publishes falsehoods
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 4 TH would disqualify the entire amateur football club for one competition season when there are acts of violence on or around the playing field
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament 5 TH would legalise a market for organs
2016-10-22 Trivium Tournament Open_Final TH would prefer a monocultural society over a multicultural society
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 1 THP a unified state-dominated public policy research landscape to one dominated by ideologically defined think tanks
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 2 THBT Kashmir should strive for independence rather than political unification with Pakistan
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 3 THP a world where the notion of the afterlife is based on karmic balance and not divine mercy
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 4 THBT when systemically important financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (eg, via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 5 THBT Islamic Authorities in South East Asia should issue a fatwa declaring Wahhabism to be un-Islamic
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 6 THBT western social justice groups (feminist advocacy groups, LGBT advocacy groups) should have a local agenda, as opposed to a global agenda
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Quarters THR regrets the market’s erosion of the nation state
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semis THR the rise of New Atheism.
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final THBT indigenous peoples would be justified in sabotaging (violently or otherwise) economic projects in the event that they are built across or on their land without their democratic consent.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 1 As Adopting Parents, TH would tell its child it is adopted only after its teenage years
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2 TH would ban all non-medical research into the genetics of race (For example, the effect of race on intelligence, morality, etc.)
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 3 TH would allow the police to use entrapment
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 4 TH regrets the rise of the hookup culture (* The hookup culture is one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 5 TH believes that developing nations should ban political parties from handing out food and basic necessities.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open Open_Semis TH regrets the Colombian government's decision to hold a referendum on the FARC peace deal.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open Open_Final THW prefer a world where people cannot lie
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 1 As adoptive parents, THW only tell their children they're adopted after their teenage years.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 2 THW ban non-medical research into genetics of race.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 3 THW allow the police to use entrapment.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 4 THR the hook-up culture.
2016-10-21 Roosevelt Open 2016 Open_Final THBT developing countries should ban political parties from spreading food and other necessities (infoslide said that this happened in countries like India and South Africa, particularly around election time).
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 1 TH supports Tiger Parenting.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 2 TH regrets the rise of the On-Demand Economy.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 3 TH would allow teacher unions to veto education policy that is not linked to pay and benefits.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices 4 TH believes that the United States should militarily intervene (put boots on the ground) in Syria and Iraq.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices Open_Semis TH would not allow tech companies/social media to target advertising in order to change people's political ideology.
2016-10-16 Imperial Novices Open_Final TH would let the captured wives and children of former or current Boko Haram soldiers choose to live in open society.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 1 TH would introduce academic streaming.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 2 TH supports voluntourism.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 3 TH, as the state, would aggressively fund GMO research.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 4 TH believes that Japan should acquire nuclear weapons.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup 5 TH regrets the culture of casual sex.
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis TH, as an astronaut, would take part in Mars One (one way trip to Mars).
2016-10-15 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final TH believes that the USA should never use the language of American exceptionalism.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 1 TH would allow communities to pay for increased police presence in their area
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 2 TH would implement a negative income tax.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 3 TH would nationalise SpaceX’s mission to colonise Mars.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open 4 TH supports the privatisation of Saudi Aramco.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open Open_Semis TH believes that secular states should force the Catholic church to accept the ordination of female bishops.
2016-10-15 Imperial Open Open_Final TH believes that the EU should end its commitment to the free movement of people as a core principle of the single market.
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 1 THW allow the prosecution of news organizations for knowingly publishing false information, even when that information is not defamatory
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 2 Assuming they exist, THW prefer not to know the identity of one'a soulmate
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 3 THBT the government of Colombia should ignore the result of the October 2nd referendum and implement the Peace Deal
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 4 THW not reveal the identity of authors who choose pseudonymity
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 5 TH prefers a world without Wikileaks
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 1 THW abolish the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 2 THW require all media organizations hosting major pre-election debates to provide live fact-checking of speakers' claims
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 3 THR the negative attitude towards Golddiggers
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am 4 TH, as the Baltic states, would incentivize brain drain from Belarus to the Baltics.
2016-10-08 Riga Pro-Am Open_Final THBT liberal parties in Europe should abandon their focus on being pro-immigration
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 1 TH supports the creation of wethouses.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 2 TH believes that major political decisions should be made by parliament rather than a public referendum.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 3 TH believes that states should make developmental aid contingent on the human rights record of the recipient country.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup 4 TH would impose fines on public acts of climate change denial.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Non_Schools_Final TH supports the creation of grammar schools.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Open_Semis TH supports Wikileaks continuing to publish the documents it acquires, even if they reveal private information about civilians.
2016-10-08 UCL President’s Cup Open_Final TH would allow soldiers to opt-out from military missions on the basis of conscience.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 1 Except where there is a clear threat to national security TH believes that it is illegitimate for Western states to limit immigration from the the developing world.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 2 TH would impose a cap on the amount of money parents are allowed to spend on their children (excluding essential healthcare and disability needs).
2016-10-07 UCD IV 3 TH believes that Hillary Clinton should put her experience overcoming sexism to the forefront of her campaign.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 4 TH regrets this trend.
2016-10-07 UCD IV 5 TH believes that progressive parties should advocate and campaign for the introduction of UBI.
2016-10-07 UCD IV Open_Semis TH believes that Putin has been good for Russia.
2016-10-07 UCD IV Open_Final TH believes that feminists should oppose capitalism.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 1 TH believes that the Feminist Movement should rebrand as Egalitarianism.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 2 TH supports essential services workers rights to strike.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice 3 TH would prosecute the perpetrators of Bloody Sunday.
2016-10-06 UCD Novice Open_Final TH supports the end of the Hannibal Directive.
2016-10-01 ISIC 1 TH believes that the governments of developing nations should actively encourage slum tourism
2016-10-01 ISIC 2 TH believes that states should stop identifying citizens by their race or religion
2016-10-01 ISIC 3 TH believes that ASEAN should give up all efforts toward greater political and economic integration
2016-10-01 ISIC Open_Final TH believes that it is in Indonesia’s interests to join the TPP
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 1 THBT the Right to Rest should be upheld in all public spaces.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 2 THW require multi-national corporations to adhere to labor and wage standards exceeding those set by ANY individual nation.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 3 THW stop playing “The Star-Spangled Banner”
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 4 THW make the provision or sale of junk food and soda to children under the age of consent illegal.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 5 THBT Canada should allow foreigners to access their right to die policy.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 6 THBT College and professional teams should be held accountable when their competitors or coaches commit sexual assault.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 Open_Semis THBT China “should fix” North Korea.
2016-09-30 Aztec Invitational 2016 Open_Final THR the Generation War (Millennials vs. Baby Boomers)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 1 THW allocate scholarships and financial aid exclusively on the basis of financial need
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 2 THS the continued consumption of old novels and films that endorse- even tacitly- the beliefs that today would be considered bigoted
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 3 THW ban funding by third parties of tortious lltigiation
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 4 THW sanction the intelligence, military, and political leaders of Pakistan.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 5 THBT the feminist movement should campaign for the equal sexualization of men in the media as opposed to campaigning against the sexualization of women
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 6 THR the automation of jobs previously performed by humans (eg self driving cars, self checkouts)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Novice_Final THW factor public horror into the punishment of a crime
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Quarters THBT the European Union should impose punitive measures on the UK in the Brexit negotiations.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Semis THR the inculcation of national identity through shared rituals (eg national ceremonies, anthems, pledges of allegiance, etc)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Final THR the new politics of the campus left
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 1 THW require all public and private schools to teach Darwin’s theory of evolution as a scientific consensus. [Round 1]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2 THW cede control of all national parks to indigenous tribes. [Round 2]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 3 THW impose prohibition on alcohol consumption for all college students. [Round 3]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 4 Sit back in your seats for a second, close your eyes. Imagine, if you will, that we have developed a virus with the capacity to infect 100% of society, rendering a random 30% of people infertile. This virus passes on inter-generationally, continuing this cycle of randomized 30% infertility for the foreseeable future. For the sake of simplicity, let’s name it the inferno virus. Assuming we have reached a point where the human population on Earth is unsustainable, this house would release the virus. [Round 4]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 5 THW require all Olympic sponsors to donate equal amounts of money to the Paralympics. [Round 5]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 6 THS a military coalition between the US and the Syrian government in the fight against ISIS. [Round 6]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Quarters THBT niantic should provide user location from Pokemon Go to the police [Quarters]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Semis THB the place for athletes’ protests is off the field not on it [Semi’s/Novice Finals]
2016-09-17 Northeast Regional Opener 2016 Brad Smith Debate Tournament Open_Final THBT the UK should not leave the EU regardless of the referendum [Finals]
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 1 TH, as Catholics, would oppose the canonisation of Mother Theresa.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 2 TH believes that the US Government should provide significant campaign funding for congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics*. *Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc., calculated by independent bodies.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 3 TH believes that the life in the cartel is a better life for Tony Montana than a life of following the law.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 4 TH believes that the state’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximise net economic gain*, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment. * For example free trade agreements and the automation of labour.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 5 TH believes that Japan should depict the act of Inseki-Jisatsu as cowardly.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 6 TH believes that liberal states should provide legal and financial aid to citizens who wish to permanently emigrate from them.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Semis TH believes that it is within the interest of Tibetans to assimilate with China.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH would allow the “Cultural Defence” in all criminal proceedings.
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 1 THBT governments should strictly regulate construction and renovation in order to preserve historical architecture (buildings, parks, public spaces etc).
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 2 THW ban self-learning sex robots that aim to be highly gratifying and realistic
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 3 THW permanently remove from service Imams who are stationed in places where an honour killing has occured
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 4 THW not use scientific data acquired through non-ethical experiments
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy Open_Final THW rebuild the Husartsan memorial
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 1 TH regrets the rise of social media as a primary source of news distribution
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 2 TH supports Barack Obama's statements that emphasise African- Americans taking individual responsibility for improving their own position in life
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 3 THW create state-run centres where individuals can purchase and consume psychedelic* drugs *drugs whose primary effect is to alter cognition and perception e.g. LSD and Magic Mushrooms
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 4 TH supports strong government intervention to prevent gentrification* *process when significant numbers of wealthier people move to a poor area
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 5 THBT the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra should regularly play the works of Richard Wagner
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 6 TH regrets the mass commercialisation of football
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 7 TH supports Sanctuary Cities in the United States
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 8 THBT Latin American states should provide extensive material support for a military coup against the Venezualan government
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 9 THBT the European Union should fund satirical* publications in its member states that target far-right political parties * the use of humour and exaggeration to criticize
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THBT Western States should fund the spread of atheism in Iraq through provision of education, health care and welfare
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Semis TH regrets the safe space movement’s attempts to significantly limit speech on university campuses
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Final THBT western nations should support breakaway states in former Soviet Union (e.g. East Ukraine or South Ossetia) after free and fair referendum.
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Partial_Octos TH supports BRICS* countries creating alternatives to the current international economic institutions (i.e. the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation) * Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Quarters THW require the economic policies of political parties to be approved by an independent panel of experts before being used in campaigns
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Semis TH supports Iran’s extension of the Sharia principle of “an eye for an eye” to the victims of acid attacks
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Final THW nationalize and provide public access to the Metadata being gathered by online multinational companies.
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 1 THW , as a media company, refuse to cover Donald Trump
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 2 THBT Western Liberal Democracies should implement Matching system for refugees
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 3 This House, as Vladimir Putin, regrets the invasion of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 4 This house believes that the Roman Catholic Church should refuse to baptize people under the age of 18
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 Open_Semis This House believes that governments should set up, support and fund state-backed media organisation with the aim of providing impartial, balanced news
2016-07-29 Split Open 2016 Open_Final This House would abolish institution of family and replace it with the state standardized child care
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 1 THBT Western feminists should exclusively focus on gender issues in developing countries
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 2 THW measure the efficacy of charities and strip those who do not reach a high enough level of utility of their charitable status
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 3 THBT Western corporations have the duty to help build democratic structures in the countries they operate in
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 4 THBT the European Union should introduce universal basic income for all of its citizens
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 5 TH regrets the French government's response to terrorist attacks on its soil
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 Open_Semis THW allow citizens to take politicians to court for false claims made during referendum campaigns
2016-07-16 Sofia Open 2016 Open_Final TH regrets that the military coup in Turkey has failed
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 1 THW remove all sin taxes
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 2 THW ban the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (armed drones) during warfare
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 3 THW give parents full access to their children's social media accounts
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy 4 THS vigilantism in areas of severe socio-economic deprivation
2016-07-10 SSE Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THW create a standing army for the European Union
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 1 TH, as a feminist, believes that Kim Kardashian is a force for good.
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 2 THW not give development aid to authoritarian countries.
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 3 TH, as the UK government, would remove charitable status from religious institutions that teach socially regressive ideas (e.g. that women belong in the home, etc.)
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 4 THW remove the executive's ability to grant pardons (i.e. to cancel the legal consequences of a conviction).
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 ProAm_Final THR The rise of "clean living" gurus
2016-06-18 Newcastle Mixed Doubles 2016 Open_Final THW Partition Syria into 3 countries; Kurds, Sunnis and Alawites
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 1 THW financially incentivise businesses to diversify their boards
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 2 THS the objectification of men by women in popular media
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 3 THBT individuals should have the right to remove photos of themselves published without their permission, and sue for damages
2016-06-04 Bristol Open 2016 4 THW ban footballers who commit racist actions for life
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 1 TH supports ‘direct action’
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 2 TH supports a system of blind voting
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) 3 THW support indigenous people to be trialed, convicted and punished in accordance with the customs of their community as opposed to through the system of the national court.
2016-05-28 Dutch Mace 2016 (The Netherlands) Open_Final THBT Jitse Akse should not be punished for his fight in Syria
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 1 THW allow the police and intelligence agencies unrestricted access to the internet history and online communications of all citizens.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 2 THB that artists from dominant cultural groups should not seek to portray minority cultures.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 3 THW remove exemptions from anti-discrimination law for religious organisations.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 4 THW require all teams participating in international football competitions to have an equal representation of both sexes.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 5 TH supports minority ethnic parties.
2016-05-13 Helsinki Open 2016 Novice_Final TH, as a wealthy individual, would use that wealth to become a vigilante (e.g. Batman) in areas of high crime and a corrupt police force (e.g. Mexico City).
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 1 THR the presence of heterosexual cisgender politicians at Pride parades
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 2 THW allow companies to include a clause in their employment contracts for women where that woman legally agrees not to get pregnant
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 3 THW remove the UK's exemption from the refugee quota penalty
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 4 TH as a school teacher would not refer children to child protection services in the case of concerns about their radicalisation
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 5 THW allow individuals to nominate a charity of their choosing to receive all inheritance tax that would be otherwise paid to the state upon their death
2016-05-07 The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women's Open 2016 Open_Final THBT white authors should not publish their reviews on Beyonce's album
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 1 THBT the Mexican govenment should retroactively legalise the production and distribution of drugs
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 2 TH prefers governments to make cash transfers to individuals in recipient countries over government-to-government development aid
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 3 TH supports the recasting of male action heroes and superheroes as female
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 4 THW terminate the special relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 5 THR the rise of anti-establishment candidates within mainstream parties (e.g. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn)
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Novice_Final TH regrets the idolization of soldiers and veterans
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT the UN should hire private military corporations to carry out its peacekeeping operations
2016-04-23 Maastricht Open 2016 Open_Final THW require all 18-year-olds (in Western Liberal Democracies) to go on a Rumspringa
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 1 THW require all news media organisations to select and publicly state a political affiliation
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 2 THBT Western Liberal Democracies should drastically reallocate funds from development aid budgets to research into Neglected Tropical Diseases
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 3 THBT the International Monetary Fund should require states in need of Bailouts to provide collateral (e.g. Mining rights, land, shares in privatised assets)
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 4 THBT Norway should back off from oil drilling in the Arctic
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 Novice_Final THW prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences
2016-04-16 Cardiff Open 2016 Open_Final THW prefer Afterlife A over Afterlife B
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 1 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 2 THW reinstate bussing in the US.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 3 THW pay stay at home parents.
2016-04-10 GUU Womens 2016 4 THBT both elected and unelected party leaders should not play a role in the nomination process (through super delegates or brokered conventions)
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 1 THBT all European Football Associations should aggressively redistribute income from successful to less successful clubs within their own country.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 2 THW abolish the distinction between an attempted and a completed crime.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 3 THW introduce a binding direct democracy app.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 4 THW break up banks deemed "too big to fail".
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 5 TH, as the SNP, would never vote on UK legislation which does not extend territorially to Scotland.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 Open_Semis THBT people of colour activist groups, such as the NAACP, should pursue a race-blind society.
2016-04-08 GUU Ancients 2016 Open_Final THBT civilians are a legitimate target in conflict.
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.1 That we should tax and redistribute wealth contained in university endowment funds
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.2 That universities should make use of quotas for ideological groups (e.g. conservatives) for teaching and research staff
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 1.3 That the state should employ more non university graduates and use tax penalties to encourage other employers to do the same
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.1 That the EU should require member states to set common rules and rates for corporate taxation
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.2 That investors should divest from fossil fuel companies
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 2.3 That the US should have aggressively pushed for the inclusion of China in the TPP
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.1 That as the Catholic church we should deny communion to politicians who vote contrary to its teachings
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.2 That we should have a truth and reconciliation commission for Catholic church abuse
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 3.3 That the West should seek to fund moderate Islamic religious groups in the Middle East
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.1 That Pacific Rim countries should make Australian participation in future trade agreements contingent on the abandonment of their asylum seeker detention policy
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.2 That Australia should automatically trigger an election when the governing party replaces the prime minister
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 4.3 That despite the opposition of the Myanmar government the international community should set up a safe haven for the Rohingyas in Myanmar
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.1 That we should apply the same criminal sanctions to late term abortions and infanticide
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.2 That we should replace the institution of the family with well run state child raising facilities
2016-03-19 Durham Australs 5.3 That we should allow individuals to enter contracts specifying conditions on their relationship e.g. salary level, weight limits, frequency of sex
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_1 That we regret the possibility of jury nullification
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_2 That we should implement Good Samaritan laws (legally obliging bystanders to assist those in danger, unless doing so would place them at serious risk)
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Semis_3 That illegally gathered evidence should be admissible in court
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_1 That state level affiliates of the Democratic Party in conservative states should disaffiliate and establish a new party
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_2 That US presidential primaries in all states should be run on the same date
2016-03-19 Durham Australs Open_Finals_3 That the West should select and train local activists to oppose 'third termist' leaders (those trying to subvert or remove term limits) in Sub-Saharan Africa
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 1 This House would provide free, safe drugs to individuals with addictions.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 2 This House prefers collective parenting.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 3 This House believes that major social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) should censor bigotry
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 4 This House, as the United States, would engage in cyber-attacks against Russia.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 5 This House would grant legal personhood to land.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 Open_Semis This House believes that it is unethical to bring a new child into this world.
2016-03-18 Canadian BP Nationals 2016 Open_Final This House would program the robots to hide the existence of past human life on Earth
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 1 THW make the number of votes an individual has inversely proportional to their wealth (i.e. the more wealth an individual has the fewer votes in an election).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 2 TalkToys are dolls with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and speech recognition software that enable them to engage in an actual conversation with children (they have a lexicon of thousands of prescript responses). TalkToys are meant to serve as a companion to the child, and they are in the late stages of development. Prominent examples of toys that will be able to talk include Barbie, G.I Joe and Star Wars and Action Figures. THW Ban TalkToys.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 3 The NRA, National Rifle Association of America, is a lobbying group in Washington. Its notable actions include influencing legislation aimed to deregulate gun ownership laws, initiating lawsuits against municipalities that have banned or have placed strict regulations on firearm laws, and endorsing candidates mainly of the Republican Party. THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 4 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws in times of economic crisis.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 5 Conscription is mandatory in Egypt for males of ages between 18 to 30. The service obligation is between 12 to 36 months and is followed by a 9-year reserve duty. THBT Egypt Should Conscript Women to Female-Only Units.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 6 THBT Sex Education Classes in Schools Should Teach Techniques For Pure Sexual Gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 7 THW release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 ProAm_Final During the first centuries AD there was no religious law demanding clerical celibacy in the Catholic sect of Christianity, and there is no direct mentioning of such a requirement in the New Testament. Celibacy is being thought to have been universally adopted by Catholiscm after a decision made by a council in 12th century. TH, as Pope Francis, would remove the requirement of catholic priests to take a vow of celibacy.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT jobs that are deemed to be of moral value or societal importance should have their wages set by the state.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Final THBT using Human Shield tactics, by the weaker side, can be justified in a-symmetrical wars.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 1 THBT schools should aggressively stream students, according to their ability, from a young age.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 2 TH prefers a criminal justice system that pursues criminal and civil charges against individuals within companies, rather than fines against the entire company.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 3 THBT Western States should support and engineer coups in militarily weak states they identify as having authoritarian leaders.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 4 THW compel news media to give coverage to all demonstrations proportionate to the size of that demonstration.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 ProAm_Final THW remove all legal restrictions on categories of weapons which can be used in war.
2016-03-12 Liverpool IV 2016 Open_Final THBT the Gotham City Police Force should seek to offer Wayne employment as an officer within their force.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 1 This House believes that Western States should irrevocably remove citizenship of citizens who join the so-called Islamic State
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2 This House would weight shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 3 This House believes that voters should always vote on policy and principles regardless of electability in all elections (general, local, or party leadership).
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 4 This House believes that film studios should seek to select racially diverse casts when converting books into films even if it differs from the author's original character description.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 5 This House believes that welfare and pensions policy should be determined by a panel of experts selected by their peers, not accountable to government.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV ESL_Final This House, as a feminist, would adopt traditionally masculine traits and behaviours
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Quarters This House believes that the US-led coalition should no longer insist on Assad stepping down as part of their negotiations with Russia over Syria.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Semis This House would prefer a world without sexual attraction
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV Open_Finals In a minimal state, a government's role is exclusively to protect property rights and people's physical security. Beyond this, such a state would not intervene in people's lives, or provide any public services. THBT a minimal state is justified.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 1 THBT Western States should irrevocably remove citizenship of citizens who join the so-called Islamic State.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 2 Shareholders have the right to vote on various important issues pertaining to a company (e.g. hiring and firing executives, mergers and acquisitions, budgets, and major changes in corporate strategy). THW weight shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 3 THBT voters should always vote on policy and principles regardless of electability in all elections (general, local, or party leadership).
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 4 THBT film studios should seek to select racially diverse casts when converting books into films even if it differs from the original character descriptions.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 5 THBT welfare and pensions policy should be determined by a panel of experts selected by their peers, not accountable to government.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 ESL_Final TH, as a feminist, would adopt traditionally masculine traits and behaviours.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Quarters THBT the US-led coalition should no longer insist on Assad stepping down as part of their negotiations with Russia over Syria.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Semis THW prefer a world without sexual attraction.
2016-03-12 UCL Clifford Chance IV 2016 Open_Final THBT a minimal state is justified.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 Oskar Gröning chose to join the SS during the 1940s, and was positioned at Auschwitz concentration camp as a financial clerk. After the end of the war, he remained silent about his experiences for forty years. In response to Holocaust denial by a number of authoritative and well-known individuals, he spoke about his experiences and actions, highlighting the horrors that occurred. This contributed to a decision of the German government to prosecute him as an accessory to murder in 300,000 cases. THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Quarters This House supports the French government's decision to dismantle the "Calais jungle."
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Finals THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Final THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 1 THBT Britain should leave the EU.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 2 THW abolish private home ownership.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 3 Tiger parenting is a strict or demanding style of parenting focused on pushing children to high levels of achievement. It is characterised by a strong routine (e.g. compulsory homework time), high expectations and physiological control through both positive (e.g. praise/encouragement) and negative (e.g. threats, criticism) means. TH supports Tiger Parenting.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 4 THBT the United States should abolish political parties.
2016-03-06 Surrey IV 2016 Open_Final THBT Saudi Arabia should privatise Saudi Aramco and list it on the NY Stock Exchange.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 1 TH welcomes the proliferation of porn online.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 2 THW remove 'Gone with The Wind' from the National Film Registry
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 3 THBT the UN Should unilterally recognise Catalan independence.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 4 THW Ban research on genome editing.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 5 As a democratic state that has come under unprovoked nuclear attack from another democratic state THW launch a nuclear counter-attack.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 ProAm_Final THS the extra-judicial killing of a state's citizens, by that state, where there is reason to suspect they are involved in the planning or carrying out of terrorist activities, and arrest is not possible.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 Open_Semis THS People's Quantitative Easing.
2016-03-05 Lancaster IV 2016 Open_Final Superior Orders is a plea in a court of law that a person not be held guilty for actions that were ordered by a superior officer, but are criminal. It cannot be applied to actions that are manifestly unlawful (e.g. genocide or crimes against humanity). TH Accepts the defense of Superior Orders.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 1 THW replace means tested welfare with a regular, unconditional and Universal Basic Income paid by the State to all residents.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 2 THW Allow convicts who are parents to raise their children in prison.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 3 THB School History curricula should teach a unanimously and graphically negative account of the impacts of Western colonialism.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 4 The Pirate bay is a website where users illegally download copyrighted material such as music, films and video games. Attempts have been made by numerous governments to shut it down. TH Supports the Pirate Bay.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 5 THW Ban all advertising.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 Open_Semis THW Celebrate Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road as a feminist Icon.
2016-03-04 UL Open 2016 Open_Final TH rejects the right to privacy.
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 1 THW ban fortune telling
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 2 THW directly elect the members of the US Supreme Court
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 3 THBT schools should motivate children to believe that anyone can succeed through hard work regardless of their background
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 4 THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing
2016-02-27 Leiden Open 5 THBT post conflict governments should recruit rebel soldiers into state armies
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Novice_Final THW would allow the armed forces to unionise, strike, and collectively bargain
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Semi THW allow individuals to sell their right to sue to a third party
2016-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Final THW enact an immediate democracy
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 1 THR the rise of dating apps (e.g. Tinder, Grindr, Hitch, Hinge,etc.)
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 2 THBT continued membership in the UN should be contingent on countries opting into universal jurisdiction.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 3 TH, as a minority parent in North America, would teach their kids not to trust the justice system, or figures of legal authority (e.g. police, judges, state prosecutors, etc.)
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 4 TH would prefer the reclamation of disputed monuments (e.g. the Rhodes Status at Oxford, Voertrekker Monuments in South Africa, Yakusuni Shrine in Japan, etc.) to their destruction.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) 5 THS legal abortions for men.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Novice_Finals THW preference a strong social media over a physical presence in protest culture.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Open_Semis TH, as the Nicaraguan people, opposes the construction of the Nicaraguan Canal.
2016-02-27 North American Women's (@ Hart House) Open_Finals THW prefer a world in which people are sedated to experience only mild emotions.
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 1 This House would ban essential service providers from striking
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 2 This House believes that the music press should publish unrepresentatively negative reviews of the music of artists whose conduct they view as reprehensible
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 3 This House believes that supreme/constitutional courts should not have the power to strike down legislation
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 4 To proselytise means to attempt to convert others to your beliefs. This House believes that atheists should proselytise
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open 5 This House, as the West, would immediately end all sanctions against Russia
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open Open_Semi This House believes that the British Museum should give all artifacts to the nations where they originated
2016-02-27 Nottingham Open Open_Final For the purposes of this debate, the American Dream refers to the socially widespread belief that individuals can improve their circumstances through hard work, and that one can become successful regardless of their background. This House regrets the American Dream.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 1 THBT websites such as Sci-Hub cause more harm than good.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 2 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 3 The U.S. Kill list is a highly classified list of primarily terrorist target. Targets, include both US and non-US citizens, that the US Government seeks to assassinate using covert operations, drone strikes and other means. TH supports the aims of the U.S. “Kill list”.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 4 In Northern Ireland same sex marriage is illegal. Northern Ireland only permits abortions if the continuance of the pregnancy is proven to threaten the life of the mother. THW automatically extend Westminster Policies on Human Rights and anti-discrimination issues to Northern Ireland. This includes, but is not limited to, same sex marriage and abortion.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV 5 You are a working class voter in a swing seat constituency between high-welfare, high-taxation party and a low-welfare, low-taxation party. THW vote for low-wlfare, low-taxation party.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV Open_Semis THW abolish state primaries in US presidential elections.
2016-02-27 The Queen’s Annual TRUST IV Open_Final TH supports western feminists wearing the headscarf in solidarity with Muslim women who wear the hijab who have faced islamophobia.
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 1 THBT Ukraine should introduce mandatory military service
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 2 THW democratically elect members of constitutional courts (sometimes called "Supreme Courts")
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 3 THBT mainstream media should stop reporting on information from wikileaks
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 4 THW ban alchocol in all former soviet states
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open 5 THBT the Nobel prize in literature should be decided by members of the public rather than a panel of experts
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open Open_Semis THBT the EU should grant Ukraine membership and the necessary funding in exchange for hosting all refugees seeking asylum in the EU
2016-02-21 Kyiv Open Open_Final THBT the state should criminalize the seeking of mail-order brides
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 1 THBT the governments of Europe should censor media from publishing articles, videos or cartoons which promote racist views or stereotypes.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 2 This house believes that parliamentary electoral systems should include constituency links.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 3 THB that MGM Studios should cast a male as the sexual interest of the next Bond film.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 4 TH would begin writing only in your first language.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV 5 THB that Western states should engage in covert cyber-attacks against infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech* in authoritarian states. *e.g., the Great Firewall of China
2016-02-20 Manchester IV ProAm_Final TH supports climate change activists engaging in acts, regardless of legality, which cause mass disruption to carbon-intensive infrastructure networks.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Quarters THW only allow the media to publish or broadcast government produced releases on suspected terrorist attacks.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Semis THBT the Brazillian government should encourage and facilitate the integration of uncontacted peoples into wider society.
2016-02-20 Manchester IV Open_Final THW create and fund schools that exclusively admit children from ethnic minorities.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 1 TH Supports the proliferation of free schools
2016-02-13 LSE Open 2 THIS HOUSE WOULD require all government ministers to have majority approval from the professional bodies their department has legislative responsibility for. (For example, the UK Minister for Health would need majority approval from the British Medical Association)
2016-02-13 LSE Open 3 Assuming there are actors who fit the criteria: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That film directors have a moral obligation to cast actors who share key lived experiences with the characters they play.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 4 THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That western liberal democracies should cease all direct military action in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 5 THIS HOUSE WOULD Make corporation tax proportional to company wage ratios
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Semifinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Final THW Prefer to live in A Brave New World
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Quarterfinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Semifinal THBT The USA should adopt a parliamentary democracy rather than a presidential one.
2016-02-13 LSE Open Final THW Allow individuals to sign contracts which cede future rights of theirs to other individuals (for example, to sell themselves into slavery)
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 1 THW ban religious or faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prison
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 2 THW provide financial incentives (e.g. tax breaks) to companies that require skilled labour who hire non-graduates.
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 3 THBT characters with disabilities in film and television should always be played by individuals with disabilities.
2016-02-13 Swansea Open 4 THR the criminalization of the reckless transmission of sexual infections (e.g. HIV, herpes and gonorrhoea) in England and Wales
2016-02-13 Swansea Open Final Your 'one true soulmate' exists. There is a test that allows you to determine whether someone is your one true soulmate. You are in love with the person you have been dating for a while. THW take the test to determine whether the person you are in love with is your 'soulmate'
2016-02-06 ICYD- Oxford Round 5 This House Would introduce Proportional Representation in UK general elections."
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 1 This House would allow offenders serving a prison term of ten or more years to opt to remain in prison indefinitely beyond their court appointed release date.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 2 This House believes that the US and UK should cease selling arms to Saudi Arabia until they withdraw from Yemen.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 3 This House believes that LGBT+ advocacy groups and lobbyists should publicly fight for reparations for the victims, and the families of victims, of the AIDS epidemic.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 4 This House regrets Aung San Suu Kyi's declaration of intention to control the National League of Democracy (NLD) despite being constitutionally barred from running for president.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 5 This House prefers a world where the conception of the afterlife is based on karmic balance, rather than divine mercy
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 1 This house would not wear a poppy.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 2 This house supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 3 This house regrets South Africa's Rainbow Nation narrative (long prep).
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 4 This House Believes the Eurozone should adopt a policy of fiscal union.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 5 This House supports the Lean In movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Semis This House believes that the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign should pursue a 'Project Fear' strategy of negative campaigning similar to Better Together* in the upcoming referendum.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Final This House would welcome a resurgence of Pink Tide Values in Latin American Politics.
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 1 THBT government authorities, being the police, should preserve illegal art as evidence for prosecution of the artists responsible.
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 2 THBT, in developing nations with an ineffectual state school system, the government should financially incentivise (e.g through tax breaks) the creation of private schools
2016-01-30 Warwick IV 3 THBT it is never a legitimate economic strategy for a state to become a tax haven.
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 1 This House Would Ban All Lobbying Activity
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 2 THW Allow Deaf Parents to Refuse Treatment for Deafness On Behalf of their Children
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 3 THBT strong dictatorships in the Middle East are better than weak democracies
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 4 This House as the LGBTQIA Community Would Oppose Pornography
2016-01-29 Trinity IV 5 This House Opposes Laicité
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Novice_Final THB in the use of fear to instill values in children
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Quarters TH Supports Hacking as a Form of Protest
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Semis There exists a drug that increases empathy in individuals. TH, as the state, would lace their country's water supply with that drug.
2016-01-29 Trinity IV Open_Final THW Welcome the End of American Intervention
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 1 THW actively reward the use of Hiberno-English in schoolwork and examinations.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 2 THW make Ulysses contracts enforceable by the courts.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open 3 THW genetically engineer major meat animals not to feel pain.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open Open_Semis THS the concept of orgasm intervention.
2016-01-28 Trinity Women's Open Open_Final TH, as an individual with strong and deeply held convictions, would die for their cause.
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 1 TH Supports Voluntourism
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 2 THBT it is in the UK's interest to leave the EU
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 3 THW ban boarding schools
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV 4 THW introduce mixed-gender low security prisons
2016-01-23 Queen Mary IV Open_Final THBT student unions should not take political positions that do not directly pertain to tertiary education
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 1 THBT the Cultural Trend Of "Selfies" Has Been Good For Women
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 2 THS The Depiction Of The USSR as Absolutely Evil
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 3 THW Only Direct European Investment Fund Money to States That Agree to Take a Share of Refugees Proportional to Their Share of EU GDP
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 4 THBT Governments Ought To Use The Technology To Detect The “Criminal Gene”.
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open 5 THW Permit The Cloning Of Genius And Extraordinary Individuals For The Good Of The Society
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open Open_Semis TH Prefers a Multipolar World To US Hegemony
2016-01-23 University of Latvia Open Open_Final THBT All Countries Should Forcibly Redistribute Land Ownership So That at Least 50% Of It Is Owned By Women
2016-01-23 York IV Open_Semis This house would allow people to opt into religious structures with the power to punish them in this life (e.g., Beth Din courts, or Sharia courts) for infractions.
2016-01-23 York IV Open_Final THW pay reparations to women
2016-01-23 York IV 1 This house believes that young, educated people in Western countries should focus their charitable efforts (e.g., volunteering, donations, etc.) towards benefiting the disadvantaged in their own country, as opposed to in the developing world.
2016-01-23 York IV 2 This house believes that the Labour Party should have worked to rehabilitate Tony Blair’s image in its campaigning, prior to the 2015 General Election.
2016-01-23 York IV 3 This house believes that governments should promote, support, and incentivise students to attend MOOCs instead of Universities.
2016-01-23 York IV 4 This house believes that the global Anglican church should split into two churches, rather than maintain a single communion.
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 1 THW ban TV programmes and entertainment media from portraying convicted criminals as innocent
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 2 THW trigger a general election when a country goes into recession
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 3 THW exclusively fund domestic NGOs in developing countries as opposed to western NGOs working in developing countries
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV 4 TH, as a progressive female candidate, would not use conventional gender roles (e.g. marketing oneself as a mother or a wife) as a tactic in political campaign
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Novice_Final TH supports the introduction of bystander laws
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Open_Semis Semi-Final: THBT the USA should make Taiwanese independence a major foreign-policy aim
2016-01-22 Inner Temple IV Open_Final Open Final: THW conscientiously object in situations of war
2016-01-22 NorthAms 1 THW require that companies with >15 employees give 50% of their voting rights to employees
2016-01-22 NorthAms 2 THS Chris Rock’s continued commitment to host the Oscars
2016-01-22 NorthAms 3 THR the Arab Spring
2016-01-22 NorthAms 4 THW ban eminent domain rights
2016-01-22 NorthAms 5 THW prefer a world without pornography
2016-01-22 NorthAms 6 THBT developing nations should enshrine legally actionable socioeconomic rights
2016-01-22 NorthAms Novice_Semis THBT unconditional cash transfer charities are preferable to project based charities
2016-01-22 NorthAms Novice_Final Given the technological capability to disable their nuclear weapons, THW invade North Korea.
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Octos THW break up the eurozone
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Quarters THW ban savior siblings
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Semis TH regrets campaigns by feminists to shut down female empowerment events exclusively for cis women, like Michfest.
2016-01-22 NorthAms Open_Final You have invented a pill that would compel the user to tell the truth. THW destroy it.
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 1 This House Would Not Provide State Funding for Art Based Higher Education, eg. art, music, drama.
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 2 This House Supports Politicians Passing Progressive Legislation, Even When it is Contrary to the Wishes of the Democratic Electorate
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 3 THBT it is in the interest of the Conservative Government to impose a travel ban on Donald Trump
2016-01-16 London Pro-Am 4 THW make the use of armed drones a war crime
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 1 THW allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 2 THW prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 3 THBT all states should collectively aggregate and evenly distribute all revenue from mineral wealth globally on a per capita basis
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 4 THBT governments with racially diverse populations should never record the ethnic or racial background of their residents
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 5 THBT the US should withdraw from East Asia and cede regional hegemony to China.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 6 THBT states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 7 TH supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions)
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 8 THBT the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 9 THBT criminal punishments should be based only on the offenders' culpability rather than the damages caused by the criminal act or other outcomes derived from the punishment
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Semis TH would retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practises for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Final THBT campaigners for refugee protection should not use pictures displaying the graphic suffering of refugees as part of their advocacy.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THW prefer a world in which extremely wealthy people in Western liberal states donate excess money to their governments rather than to charities
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Semis THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Finals TH supports the decline of the nations-state's power in an increasingly globalized world.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_1 Assuming the technology to do so easily and safely exists, THW force everyone in society to undergo periodic sex changes.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_2 THW kill baby Hitler
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Partials TH regrets mainstream, commercial films that depict historical subjugation and/or crimes against humanity.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Octos TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Quarters TH supports the establishment of a Black secessionary state within the territory of the United States, the founding of which is supported by the American government.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Semis THBT non-western countries who were once colonized, when fabricating the material culture of national identity (anthems, street names, holidays, flag, etc.) should privilege pre colonial history and notions of indigeneity over themes of anti colonial resistance.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Final THBT the world's poor would be justified in pursuing complete Marxist revolution.
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 1 THW allow the trophy hunting of endangered animals
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 2 THW programme self-driving cars to prioritise the number of lives saved when faced with unavoidable collisions as opposed to prioritising the safety of the driver.
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 3 THW ban the Orange Walk
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 4 THBT LGBTQ+ campaigns should criticise the nuclear family
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV 5 THBT African Union states should withdraw from the International Criminal Court and set up an African alternative
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Novice_Final THBT when faced with the choice between spending discretionary income on non-essentials or giving to charity, individuals should always choose to give to charity
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Quarters THW allow mental health charities to sue media outlets for the defamation of the mentally ill
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THBT the Parliamentary Labour Party should immediately depose Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of no confidence
2015-12-12 Birmingham IV Open_Final THBT the USA should publicly apologise for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THR the Narrative of the American Dream.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THB The State Should Not Attach any Legal or Fiscal Privileges to the Family Unit (e.g tax breaks, spousal exemptions etc)
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THR The Fall of the Galactic Empire.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW Introduce an Excise Tax on Tabloids to Finance a Subsidy of Broadsheet.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW exclude Turkey from NATO if it Continues Bombing Kurdish Troops in Syria and Iraq.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Novice_Final THR the Narrative of Having one Great Calling or Purpose in Life.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THR the Negative Connotations Surrounding Creating Art for the Primary Purpose of Profit.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW Ban Mens’ Rights Activist Groups.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final TH as the Republican National Committee Would Literally Kick Donald Trump out of the Republican Party.
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 1 THW ban plea bargaining
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 2 THS the use of coercive economic and diplomatic measures against states in which serious environmental damange to natural resources of share global importance is occurring
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 3 THW ban surgical genital alteration procedures for minors that are not strictly medically necessary for bodily or sexual function
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 4 TH welcomes the rise of for-profit education in developing countries
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 5 THW ban the use of religious rhetoric and symbols in political campaigns
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV 6 TH supports a three-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflcit
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Quarters THBT retribution should not be a part of the criminal justice system.
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Semis THB abortions that are based on the fetus showing signs of non-fatal physical and developmental disabilities
2015-12-05 Brandeis IV Open_Finals THS universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 1 THS the rise of homeschooling among minority communities
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 2 THBT environmental refugees should be granted citizenship in countries that have contributed most heavily to global pollution
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 3 THBT minority groups seeking public support for equal rights should emphasize distinct cultures over similarity to the mainstream.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 4 THW financially assist inner-city neighbourhoods in order to prevent gentrification, for instance by subsidizing mixed-income housing over public housing projects.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 5 THBT all democracies should ban relatives of past office holders from running for election
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Novice_Finals THS genderless parenting
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Semis THBT the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should have its own regional peacekeeping force.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Finals THBT private education institutions should facilitate student demands for spaces of protest to be kept free of media
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 1 THBT governments should place no restrictions on how welfare payments, excluding child benefit, are spent.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 2 THBT social disgust is sufficient justification for censoring art.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 3 THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open 4 THBT states should take high numbers of refugees, even when faced with strong democratic opposition.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open ESL_Final THBT Britain should pay reparations to its former colonies.
2015-11-22 Cambridge Women's Open Open_Final THR the Rise of the Rom-Com Genre.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 1 THW abolish all rent control laws.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 2 THBT no media should ever be allowed to endorse any candidates in democratic elections.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 3 THW ban religious proselytization in prisons.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 4 THBT all self-driven cars must use the same government-mandated algorithm to solve the "trolley problem."
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 5 THW prefer the creation of class-based affirmative action programs over race-based affirmative action programs at higher education institutions.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 6 This house prefers direct intervention of Western nations over backing of non-state actors in armed conflicts.
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 Novice_Final THW abolish all publicly accessible sex offender registries
2015-11-21 Brad Smith Debate Tournament 2015 Open_Final THS a single-payer healthcare system.
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 1 This house believes that standardized testing, as a requirement for admission to universities, does more harm than good
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 2 This house would institute a mandatory retirement age for politicians
2015-11-21 JADE College Cup 2015 Open_Final This house believes that Britain should pay reparations to Jamaica
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 This house believes that medical staff should be able to opt out of providing treatments on religious or ethical grounds
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 This house regrets the eastward expansion of the European Union during and since 2004
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 This house would prefer a world without religious beliefs
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 This house believes that Israel should have continued the occupation of Gaza
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 This house believes that educational institutions should never attempt to restrict the freedom of expression of students or staff (except when mandated by law)
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House Regrets the perception that soldiers are heroes
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THBT Saudi Arabia should limit participation in the Hajj to the citizens of countries that are committed to taking direct action against IS
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THR the partition of India
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi TH Opposes the Sharing Economy
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT the international community should pay countries near to conflict zones to process, settle and restrict the further movement of refugees
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 1 TH, as an individual feminist, would boycott tinder
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 2 THW publish all salaries
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 3 THW pay direct reparations to the descendants of slaves in the United States
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 4 TH, with the exception of news reporting, would not allow anyone to publish or profit off accounts of violent criminals' crimes.
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am 5 TH opposes the search for a cure to autism
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Semis You are a female Democratic candidates running in the general election for President of the U.S. The results are extremely close going into the vote. One of your staffers tells you, with certainty, that they can right the election of your favour with little chance of detection. THW do it.
2015-11-20 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Finals TH prefers a world where memories and accurately recorded and available for external playback.
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 1 THW impose gender and racial quotas in government cabinets
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 2 Assuming we live in a world where superheroes exist, THW require superheroes to publicly reveal their identities
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 3 THW pay a living wage to stay-at-home parents
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 4 THBT environmentalists should launch violent campaigns against major polluting companies
2015-11-15 Birmingham ESL Novice Mini 2015 Open_Final THW dramatically reduce the patent life on life saving drugs
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 1 THBT India should discourage arranged marriages
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 2 THW only invest in those African countries that put adequate effort into the protection of biological diversity
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 3 (Open motion) THW sacrifice anything for safety
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament 4 THW offer temporary tax relief to Baltic emigrants coming back home
2015-11-14 SSE Practice Tournament Open_Final TH, as NATO, W not offer assistance in case of the armed forces of Russia entering any of the Baltic states
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 1 THW aggressively prioritize women for military leadership positions
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 2 THW provide a universal basic income
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 3 THS the Animal Liberation Front
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 4 THW regularly publish the proposed content of international trade deals throughout the entire negotiation process
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 5 THW remove tax-exempt status from religious institutions.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Novice_Finals Assuming a low probability of detection, THS scientists who falsify data in order to exagerrate the harms of climate change.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Semis TH, as Taiwan, would cease efforts to develop deeper economic, cultural, and diplomatic ties with mainland China.
2015-11-13 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Finals THW enforce Ulysses contracts
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 1 This House Would Ban Religious Primary and Secondary Schools
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 2 This house believes US immigration policy should only prioritise merit-based standards of acceptance over the reunification of families.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 3 This house would end penalty enhancements for hate crimes.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that Western Liberal Democracies should boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 5 This house would allow opponents of abortion to sign legally-binding contracts with pregnant women, in which they pay those pregnant women not to have an abortion.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Semi THW accept 'I was only following orders' as a defence in war crimes trials
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Final THR the institutions of marriage and civil partnership
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Novice_Final THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws (mandating that people take care of their parents)" - or words to that effect
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of mega-cities
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT after 50 years of ownership the state should have the right to repossess all works of painting or sculpture for the purpose of public display
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Final A new planet has been discovered identical to Earth. 1 of 2 systems can be implemented on this planet (or words to that effect). THW implement communism over capitalism.
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 1 THW ban cosmetic surgery
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 2 THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 3 THW only fund medicine based on its impact on Quality Adjusted Life Years (with info slide)
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 4 TH, as the West, would cooperate with Russia in its military intervention in Syria (with info slide)
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Novice_Final THBT the media should not report on the private lives of politicians
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Open_Semis THBT female game designers should prioritise over everything else the creation of female characters
2015-11-07 Westminster Open 2015 Open_Finals THW ban scientific research into the genetics of race
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 1 THW fine news organisations who consistently fail to meet a standard of fair and balanced reporting.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 2 THW require gaming companies to offer their products free of charge to women, in cases where there is a significant gender disparity in consumption.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 3 THW abolish and ban all agricultural subsidies in the European Union.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 4 Assuming you would not be found out, in the event of a terrorist attack on EU soil committed by Islamist extremists, THW fabricate evidence that the attack was committed by the dominant ethnic and socio-economic group, e.g. white Anglo-Saxons.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV 5
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THW impose sanctions on Erdogan's AKP government.
2015-11-06 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THBT the concept of "safe spaces" has no place in any academic activity or environment.
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 1 THW compel colleges to pay athletes as professionals (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 2 THBT the EU should enforce freedom of movement within current Schengen countries (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 3 TH supports Lean In feminism (with info slide)
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 4 THW ban adoption agencies which select families on religious grounds
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT states should strive to reduce inequality even after everyone has enough for an acceptable quality of life
2015-10-31 Imperial Open 2016 Open_Finals THW allow students to vote on the curriculum they are taught in schools
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 1 THW require a turnout quota be met to legitimize elections.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 2 THBT prominent female athletes should reject offers to play in professional male leagues.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 3 THW suspend the domestic operations of companies that actively conceal violations of major environmental regulations.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 4 TH regrets the decline of formal participation in religious institutions.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 5 TH, as Japan, would remove Article 9 from its constitution.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Semis THW privatize Petrobras.
2015-10-30 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Finals Given the existence of a drug that eliminates fear with minimal to no side effects, THW let soldiers opt into using it.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 1 THBT developed nations should abolish all protectionist trade policies
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 2 THBT sports leagues with systems of promotion and relegation are good for fans.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 3 THBT the transgender movement should leave the LGBTQ movement
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 4 Deaf culture is the set of social beliefs, behaviours, art, literary traditions, history, values and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness and which use sign languages as the main means of communication. As a hearing parent of a deaf child, THW choose to mainstream your child to the exclusion of participation in deaf culture.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 5
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Semis
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Finals THW abolish all US military aid to Saudi Arabia.
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 1 THW give women two votes in political elections
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 2 THBT law enforcement organisations should never provide incentives to gang members to inform on their superiors (e.g. plea bargains or monetary rewards)
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 3 TH regrets the decline in oil prices over the last 18 months
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 4 THBT Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is good for America
2015-10-24 SOAS IV 5 THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle refugees who reach their borders
2015-10-24 SOAS IV ESL_Final THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WW II should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THBT the state should reclaim a fixed proportion of all charitable giving and redistribute it to other charities on the basis of their effectiveness
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Semis THBT the trans movement should actively seek to separate themselves, their issues and their collective identity from the LGBTQ movement in their campaigns and in the public consciousness
2015-10-24 SOAS IV Open_Final THW prefer a world in which there are no extreme emotions such as boiling rage, falling madly in love, extreme grief etc
2015-10-17 KCL IV 1 THW cap every company's highest salary at 10x the lowest salary within that company.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 2 In countries with few female politicians, THBT it is good to have a politically active First Lady.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 3 THW introduce a tax on "low brow" entertainment in order to subsidise "high brow" art.
2015-10-17 KCL IV 4 THBT criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Novice_Final TH as Western Countries ( EU, US, Canada, Australia) would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Open_Semis THBT militaries should aggressively engage in the genetic and bionic enhancement of consenting soldiers.
2015-10-17 KCL IV Open_Final THBT the US and it's allies should announce Intentions to capture and try, as opposed to assassinate the leaders of Da'esh (IS)
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW ban companies from using fear as a tactic in advertising.
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT the police should work with hacktivists
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THO the notion that marriage is meant to be long-lasting
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 4 Assuming Russia agrees to help fight ISIS, TH, as the US, would cease funding to Syrian rebel groups
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THO films/TV shows that depict a minority narrative through a white heteronormative lense
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of the sharing economy
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THBT treasure hunters should have possession of any artefacts they find
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals THBT individuals should not share their political views on social media platforms
2015-10-10 UCD IV 1 THW require approval from local referenda for all major land development decisions (e.g stadiums, airport extensions, railways etc.)
2015-10-10 UCD IV 2 THS the July 2015 decision of the UK government to deny a visa to Tyler the Creator
2015-10-10 UCD IV 3 THBT the West should abandon its foreign policy aim of removing Assad from power
2015-10-10 UCD IV 4 THW allow asylum seekers to work
2015-10-10 UCD IV 5 THBT the government should only fund further education courses that have high graduate employment rates
2015-10-10 UCD IV Open_Semis THBT political parties’ Cabinets and Shadow Cabinets should be elected by the members of that party
2015-10-10 UCD IV Open_Final THR the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in children’s entertainment
2015-10-02 Yale IV 1 THW ban religious K-12 schools
2015-10-02 Yale IV 2 THBT voters should be able to override the votes of their elected representatives on individual bills by two-thirds or greater referendum.
2015-10-02 Yale IV 3 THBT developed nations should pay reparations to developing nations that have experienced significant adverse consequences from climate change
2015-10-02 Yale IV 4 TH rejects the media's intentional humanization of those responsible for heinous acts or crimes.
2015-10-02 Yale IV 5 THBT the US should join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
2015-10-02 Yale IV 6 Given the existence of a drug that dramatically increases mental capacity, THBT universities should ban and test for student use of the drug.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Novice_Finals THBT American feminists have an obligation to vote for a female presidential candidate.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Quarters THW not vote for protest candidates in primary elections.
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Semis THW legalize graffiti in public spaces
2015-10-02 Yale IV Open_Finals THBT the EU should offer Greece full debt relief in exchange for its housing at least 200,000 Syrian refugees.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 1 THW prioritize support of domestic reporters in areas of conflict over the use of Western reporting
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 2 THW ban private schools
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 3 THS government collection of private information as a security measure
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 4 THW abolish industry awards (i.e. the Oscars, the Emmys, etc.)
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 5 THW only give aid to devleoping countries that have good environmental policy.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice 6 THW enforce a Cap and Trade system for refugee quotas.
2015-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Semis THS the use of feminist narratives in advertising for beauty products
2015-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Finals THR the prominence of professional sports in American pop culture.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 1 THW tax religious institutions at the same levels as for-profit businesses.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 2 TH welcomes the rise of Anti-Establishment Candidates, such as Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Jeremy Corbyn.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 3 THS the leaking of Ashley Madison data
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 4 THW prohibit the transfer of football players outside their home leagues until the age of 26.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 5 TH, as Iran, would covertly continue developing its nuclear weapons program.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 Open_Semis THBT Serbia and FYR Macedonia should immediately close their borders to asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
2015-08-28 Athens Open 2015 Open_Final THBT Greece should return to the Drachma
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 1 This House would pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 2 This House believes that when multi-national corporations conduct any business in Western states, these nations should enforce their environmental standards at all stages of production.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 3 This House believes that Western states should not use private military contractors in combat.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 4 This House would ban any treatment, service or ritual from claiming a physical healing effect until it is tested and proven more effective than a placebo by a national regulator.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 5 This House believes that the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 6 This House would only allow the media and campagning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 7 TH believes that the West should stop all attempts to gather information or intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 8 TH believes that it is legitimate for individuals to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 9 THW introduce a 100% inheritance tax
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters TH would legalise surrogacy for profit in Western Liberal Democracies
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis TH would introduce a mandatory term of at least 1 year of non-military national service for 18year olds
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis_Aborted TH would allow EU citizens to donate to political parties in any EU state
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Final TH believes that parents of a musical child genius have a moral obligation to push that child to maximise their musical potential.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH would prohibit businesses from taking a public position on social issues
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Semis TH would require all defendants in criminal cases to be represented only by state-employed lawyers.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Final TH would treat the deaths of soldiers as regrettable losses of lives rather than examples of heroism.
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 1 THBT the media should not report on the personal lives of politicians
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 2 THS the use of Sanctuary City Policies by US cities
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 3 THW Require all school history curricular to focus 50% of their time and resources on women
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 4 THBT the South Korean Government should break up Chaebol conglomerates
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV 5 THBT, in new democracies, military leaders should not be allowed to run for public office
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV Open_Semis TH, as Dr Bob Hare, would not make the pyschopathy checklist publicly available
2015-07-30 Ljubljana IV Open_Final THW use NATO forces to defend sites of significant cultural and historical importance from permanent destruction
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 1 THW criminalize the buyer and not the seller of sexual services.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 2 THBT western liberal democracies should replace their aid programs with an "effective altruism" tax, and give revenue to the most effective available non-governmental organisations or charities.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 3 THW allow victims to significantly reduce the sentence of their wrongdoers.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 4 THW prefer a world in which all art were anonymous over a world where it were always attributed to the artist.
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open 5 The European Council comprises the heads of state of the member states of the EU, along with the council’s own president and the president of the commission M
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open Open_Semis THBT states should provide citizens with an unconditional income that ensures a lower-middle class standard of living, regardless of their employment status
2015-07-28 Rijeka Open Open_Final Assuming that the technology existed, THW erase history from our collective memory.
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 1 This House would heavily financially incentivise companies to take current prisoners as interns or apprentices
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 2 This House, as a vegan, would actively and persistently seek to convert those around you to veganism or vegetarianism
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 3 This House regrets the large number of UN resolutions issued against Israel (with info slide)
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 4 This House would disproportionately hire African Americans in the US police force
2015-07-25 SOAS Open 2015 Open_Finals This House opposes the commodification of feminism (with info slide)
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 0 Assuming the owners of Ashley Madison refuse to shut down the website, TH as the Impact Team would release the user data
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 1 THW Create Special School for LGBT+ Youths
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 2 THBT democracies should give migrant workers a vote in national elections
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 3 THBT leaders of minority religions within Europe should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from overt public displays of their faith (assuming theologically possible
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 4 THW grant artists a percentage of the resale value of their artwork (the amount the art is sold on for if and when the initial inquirer decides to sell it on
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 5 THBT the NAACP should have encouraged Rachel Dolezal to stay on as the Spokane chapter President
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open 6 TH Regrets that South Africa did not turn Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open Open_Semis THBT the International Monetary Fund should require collateral for national bailouts.
2015-07-24 UCT 150th Year Open Open_Final THBT South Africa should ban apartheid symbols and flags, along with those of other oppressive regimes.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 1 THW heavily subsidize art that glorifies the working class.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 2 THW assess pupils on individual academic development instead of standardized examination results.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 3 THBT social media should remove content it deems to be offensive to religions.
2015-07-16 EuroDebate 2015 Open_Final THR SCOTUS’s decision to legalize same sex marriage.
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 1 THS the use of signature strikes as part of American military policy.
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 2 THW require that all international debt bailout agreements are approved by a referendum of the country receiving that bailout
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 3 THW tax low-brow entertainment (e.g WWE wrestling, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, mainstream popular music) in order to subsidise high-brow art (e.g. Shakespeare, Bach, some arthouse film)
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 4 THBT a simple majority of the legislature of an established democracy should be able to change or overturn any piece of legislation (including constitutions)
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 5 THW ban working more than 35 hours a week (with no exceptions).
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 Open_Semis THW give control over all aspects education policy to local authorities
2015-07-10 BBU Open 2015 Open_Final THR the perception of soldiers as heroes.
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 1 THW only give unemployment benefits to individuals if they agreed to relocate to areas where employment is significantly more likely
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 2 THW require superheroes to publicly reveal their identities
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 3 TH, as a Jeff Gordon, would publicly come out
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 4 TH, as Harry Potter, would have used The Imperius Curse on Voldemort and control him to do good for the society
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open 5 THW criminalize the use of deep web regardless of the content it is used for
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open Open_Semis THR the glorification of startup culture
2015-06-27 Tallinn Tech Open Open_Final This House as the President of the United States would opt to destroy the alien ship.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 1 TH, as police forces, would accept applicants with a criminal record.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 2 THBT a referendum on Scotland’s independence should include all UK citizens.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 3 TH, as the WW2 Allies, would emphasize the contribution of the Red Army to defeat the Nazis
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 Open_Semis This house would rather declaration of inconsistency than judicial supremacy.
2015-06-14 English Open 2015 Open_Final This house believes that every vote in parliament (EU, State…) should be behind the veil of ignorance.
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 1 THW require men to take paternity leave
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 2 THW ban strikes in times of economic instability
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 3 THBT states should ban their citizens from travelling as tourists to countries with poor human rights record
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy 4 THW ban convicted criminals from holding elected office
2015-06-12 SSE Riga Debate Academy Open_Final THW introduce mandatory military service
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2015 1 THW compel all students returning from educational tours in the Nazi extermination camps to participate in an educational tour with the organization “Breaking Silence” (An organization which criticizes IDF actions)
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2016 2 THW compel large companies with paid internship programs (Such as McKinsey and Google) to accept a quota of אוכלוסיות מוחלשות as interns.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2017 3 THW give higher primates protections similar to those given to refugees.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2018 4 THW accept Intel’s proposal.
2015-06-05 Tech Open 2019 Open_Final THW, as Japan, ban geishas.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 1 THBT monogamy is outdated (Long term exclusive relationships).
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 2 TH prefers that European Jews immigrate to Israel.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 3 THW give the Commission of Future Generations a veto over legislation.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 Open_Semis THW found a state for African Americans, as the 51st American state.
2015-05-17 Israeli Open Championship 2015 Open_Final TH regrets the classification of human behaviors (Such as depression, eating disorders, etc.) as diseases.
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 1 THW legalise squatting
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 2 THBT FIFA should comply with the demand that they suspend Israel’s membership of FIFA until Israel allows Palestine to freely compete in international football
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 3 THBT the Turkish government should actively encourage Turkish migrants living in Europe to return to Turkey
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 4 THBT the State should pay for the education of all students at all levels
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 5 THW remove all legal barriers on the selection of embryo’s (including but not limited to selecting on gender, physical or mental disability, etc.)
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open 6 THBT newlyweds should take a Rumspringa after one year of marriage
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open Open_Semis THW renationalise essential services that were previously privatised (such as water, electricity and gas)
2015-05-15 Sabanci University International Debate Open Open_Final THW produce a telenovella about Ataturk’s life that seeks to glorify Kemalism
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 1 THW give development aid only to countries which commit to and demonstrate the implementation of humanitarian values consistent with that of the donor country (for example LGBT rights, women´s rights)
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 2 THW ban the display of art created with the intented purpose or reasonably likely outcome of creating offence
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 3 Assuming that a minimum standard of welfare has been achieved, THBT states should make no further attempt to reduce inequality.
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 4 THBT it is in the interest of the European Union that the United Kingdom leaves
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open 5 TH regrets the approach taken by prominent business women of giving advice on succeeding in the business world as it is rather than highlighting the need to drastically change that world
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open Open_Semis THW weight the votes of people within demographic groupings to represent the relative size of each grouping within the general population, not just those who vote (Demographic groupings are characteristics such as race, gender, wealth, age)
2015-05-08 Helsinki Open Open_Final Assuming a technology exists which causes people contemplating committing violent crimes to feel nausea and pain, rendering them unable to think about or commit a crime
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 1 In an ideal feminist world, this house prefers a societal norm of having stay at home dads to a societal norm of having both parents working
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 2 This house supports a heavy-handed military response to xenophobic violence
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 3 TH regrets the rise of the certified artist (as certified through official art schools, degrees, or programmes
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 4 As a black middle-class South African, this house would vote ANC
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 5 Assuming that technology existed that would allow one to transfer years of their natural life (the time one would live, if not cut down unnaturally by disease or accident
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 6 This house would not use images of gratuitous violence as means for political mobilisation
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 7 This house believes that foreign mercenaries, employed by the West, should unionise
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 8 THBT nearby mens and womens prisons should set up regularly scheduled inter-prison activities, including the provision of private rooms for sexual intercourse.
2015-05-01 Cape Town Open 9 THW grant independence to [OG picks]
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 1 THW abolish the use of referenda
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 2 THBT the former Eastern bloc countries should not emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 3 THW ban private & public initiatives to search for extra-terrestial intelligence
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 4 THBT the introduction of the Euro was not in Germany’s interest
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open 5 THW force all universities to make their lectures free for all and available online
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open Open_Semis THR the creation of the Western canon
2015-04-25 Vidzeme Open Open_Final THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants’ religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g., administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.).
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office.
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 1 THBT social media companies (like Google, Facebook or Twitter) should self-censor their content in order to be permitted by authoritarian countries
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 2 THBT national sporting associations should give a lifetime ban to any player convicted of a serious violent crime
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 3 THBT The LGBT movement should abandon the born this way rhetoric
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 4 THBT videos of graphic terrorist atrocities should not be broadcast
2015-04-10 Estonian Open 5 THBT developing countries should refuse to sign any trade treaty which contains ISDS
2015-04-10 Estonian Open Open_Semis THR The Use of Medical Data From Nazi Experiments
2015-04-10 Estonian Open Open_Final TH as US goverment prefers low oil prices (paraphrased)
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants' religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g. administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.)
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THB prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 1 THBT the EU should guarantee membership to seceding regions of member states
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 2 THW grant prison wardens the right to extend prison sentences as a punishment (with info slide)
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 3 THBT the USA should publicly cease its efforts to prevent Iran from developing Nuclear Weapons
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 4 THW force fathers to take paternity leave
2015-03-27 Cardiff Open 2015 Open_Finals THW aggressively stream children from an early age, according to academic ability
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 1 THBT political parties' electoral campaigns should only be funded by the state.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 2 THW introduce correct porn viewing lessons in schools.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 3 THW create a Pan Scandinavian-Baltic military alliance.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 4 TH, as a Jew, would leave Europe for Israel.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open 5 THW allow long-time cheated spouses to sue the third party for damages.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open Open_Semis THBT the amount of clothes a person can own should be capped.
2015-03-27 Copenhagen Open Open_Final THBT European officials should not have released the fact that the downing of flight 4U9525 was deliberate.
2015-03-13 National Maidens 1 Assuming a deal were offered, TH as Edward Snowden would take a short prison sentence in order to return to the US
2015-03-13 National Maidens 2 THR the Valorisation of the 1916 Rising
2015-03-13 National Maidens 3 THB former colonial powers should pay reparations to their former colonies
2015-03-13 National Maidens 4 THW posthumously strip Kevin Carter of the Pulitzer Prize
2015-03-13 National Maidens 5 THB African countries with AIDS crises should sue the Catholic church
2015-03-13 National Maidens Open_Semis Assuming some willingly do this already, TH as a super-powered individual would unmask and register
2015-03-13 National Maidens Open_Finals Assuming the land and resources are available, THW establish an independent state for women
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 1 THB existing welfare programs should be replaced by unconditional cash transfers.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 2 THB political polling and major election analytics do more harm than good.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 3 THW not let cities use public funds to construct stadiums for professional sports teams.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 4 THB the U.S. should impose substantial tarriffs on Chinese goods until China ceases all currency manipulation.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 5 THR the success of white artists who co-opt minority dominated music subcultures (e.g. Rap, jazz, hip-hop, etc.)
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 6 THW hold govrenment officials criminally responsible for severe harm to citizens resulting from grossly negligent public policy.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Quarters THR the rise of Choice Feminism.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Semis THB the EU should revoke membership status of any state that withdraws from the Schengen Agreement.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Finals THR "True Crime" entertainment. (e.g. Making a Murderer, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Serial, etc.)
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 1 THW allow single parents convicted of crimes to raise their children in prison
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 2 THW broadcast a welcome message to the alien spacecraft
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 3 THBT all schools in Wales should teach subjects through the medium of Welsh.
2015-02-28 Cardiff Schools 2015 Open_Final THW not give awards to music or film stars who have committed violent crimes
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 1 This House would allow euthanasia for consenting adults and children
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 2 This House believes that democratic countries should not allow family members of recent presidents to run for office
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 3 This House believes that the EU should introduce a unified tax system for companies
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 4 This House would ban the provision of amnesties for serious crimes commited during wartime
2015-02-28 Leiden Open 5 This House opposes organised religion
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Novice_Final This House would cut all benefits from those able but unwilling to work
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Open_Semi This House would make soldiers, upon return from the battlefield, take a pill that lets them forget about the war
2015-02-28 Leiden Open Open_Final This House believes that capitalism is absolutely incompatible with long term peace
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 1 THBT the EU should openly fund secular, pro-democracy and pro-human rights political parties and civil society groups in countries with oppressive regimes
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 2 THBT the NAACP should publicly condemn white artists who appropriate black culture
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 3 THW require companies that produce pornography to be run by a co-operative of their female performers
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 4 THW transfer complete strategic control of the NHS to a body of experts, appointed by experienced medical practitioners and not accountable to Parliament (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV 5 THBT Gov'ts should not publicly discuss anti-terror laws and state security in the wake of terrorist attacks
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV ESL_Final THBT even if human life could be extended indefinitely, society should choose to end their lives at 100 years
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV ProAm_Final THBT that states should not commemorate the veterans of conflicts that are now considered to be unjustified
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Quarters TH, as an up and coming female artist, would publically decline a leading role in a Roman Polanski film (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Semis THW criminalise the use and creation of unauthorised anonymous communication providers and network browsers (with info slide)
2015-02-21 DWF Manchester IV Open_Final TH welcomes the rise of the far left in continental Europe (e.g. Syriza in Greece & Podemos in Spain)
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 1 THW nationalise all pharmaceutical companies in countries with a national health service.
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 2 TH, as the LGBT+ movement, regrets the decline of "gay areas" e.g. Soho, le marais and Chelsea
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 3 THW (partially) staff the police through a rotating National Service.
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV 4 THBT states should aggressively pursue housing policy which promotes racial integration. e.g. through council housing allocations
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV Open_Semis THBT states when constructing tax policies should prioritise equality rather than economic growth
2015-01-31 Norton Rose Fulbright Warwick IV Open_Final TH regrets the rise of the nation state
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 1 THW grant the unqualified right to assisted suicide to all mentally sound adults.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 2 THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 3 THBT US citizens should select Option B i.e. they should vote to publicly subject the kidnapped officials to enhanced interrogation techniques.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 4 THBT States Should Destroy All Contemporary Works of Art (including but not limited to music, films and paintings) Created by Artists Convicted of Heinous Crimes.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 5 THBT Western States Should Create LGBTQ* Schools
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Novice_Final TH, as the human population of planet X, would choose communism over capitalism.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Quarters THBT low oil prices are good for the West (may not have been the exact wording)
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Semis THS the Creation of Feminist Parties.
2015-01-30 AIB Trinity IV 2015 Open_Final THBT Western States Should Ban Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 1 THBT men's and women's prisons that are close to each other should have co-ed activity time including sex rooms.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 2 THBT the Palestinian movement should abandon its claim for the right to return in exchange for significant financial reparations
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 3 TH regrets the alliance of liberal political parties with large businesses and financial interests
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 4 THBT minority artists should create street art and other art in public spaces rather than art intended for display in galleries and traditional artistic venues.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 5 THBT on balance, the influence of the internet on journalism has been harmful to society
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) 6 THS the rise of Syriza.
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Octos THBT the norm of having stay-at-home dads is better for the women's rights movement than that of both parents working
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Quarters
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Semis THBT, on balance, the rapid fall of oil prices has been beneficial to the West
2015-01-23 NorthAms (@ NYU) Open_Finals THBT on balance, the international human rights regime has done more harm than good
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 1 THW ban religious and ideological schools
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 2 THW run simultaneously in or out referenda in all EU member states
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 3 THW ban Zwarte Piet (Black Pete)
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open 4 TH, as the WTO, would allow poor countries to establish trade barriers
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open Open_Semis TH, as the USA, would put boots on the ground in Iraq
2015-01-23 Rotterdam Open Open_Final (paraphrased) THW ban automation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 2 THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 3 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 4 THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 5 THBT the international community should cut off internet access in Syria
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 6 THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 7 THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 8 THBT the US and EU should seek to promote peace by heavily subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 9 TH, as a medical professional employed by the US military or security sevices, would, and would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Semis THW ban its citizens from visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on tourism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Final THBT progressive politicians in conservative societies should pander to bigots, racists, hardline conservatives and others with regressive views in attempting to win elections
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters THBT the African-American community should actively oppose 'broken windows policies'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Semis THW strictly limit the replacement of workers with technology by companies
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Finals THBT liberal democracies that overthrow the governments of other states should impose power-sharing, even when this severely overrides or delays democratic representation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_1 TH regrets the rise of art that celebrates gaining material wealth
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_2 THBT judges should deliberately misinterpret constitutions to protect important liberties
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Partials THW allow corporations to use hackers to retaliate against cyberattacks where the state seems unwilling or unable to do so
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Octos THBT disadvantaged groups should emphasise their conformity with, rather than distinctiveness from, dominant culture, as a strategy for improving their social position
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Semis THBT all states should create special economic zones in cities, where all economic activities (except the purchase of goods and services) are carried out by women
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Final THBT humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 1 TH, as the Dutch government, would ban all depictions, and the impersonating, of Zwarte Piet
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 2 THW Extend the UK DNA Database to the entire population
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 3 THR the Rise of the Women's Magazine
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 4 TH supports the rise of Social Impact Bonds to fund public projects
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV 5 THW, as the Indian Gov't, Cease the Naxalite Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV Open_Semis THBT President Obama should prosecute officials that authorised and ordered torture
2014-12-13 Birmingham IV Open_Final In countries where the right to an abortion has been achieved... THBT the right to abortion is no longer a legitimate debate
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 1 THW not allow skilled workers to migrate to the EU from the developing world
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 2 THW require all film companies to practice socially representative film making
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 3 THBT US citizens should select Option B i.e. they should vote to publicly subject the kidnapped officials to enhanced interrogation techniques
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 4 TH supports the creation of feminist political parties
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 5 THBT the Baltic states should ban Russian state-backed TV channels
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Quarters TH supports African Americans who choose to violently protest in response to police brutality
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT universities and student groups should not ban speakers with offensive political views
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT education systems should indoctrinate children to believe they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 1 THW base monetary criminal fines primarily on the income of the perpetrator rather than the severity of the crime
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 2 THBT the EU should abandon its commitment to the principle of open borders between member states.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 3 THBT feminists should support the HeForShe movement.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 4 THBT it is in ASEAN's long term best interests to seek closer ties with China rather than the U.S.A.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open 5 THBT the music press should aggressively negatively depict the work of artists, such as John Lennon and Jimmy Page who commit morally reprehensible acts.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Novice_Final THW ban religious charities from proselytising in the developing world.
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Open_Semis THS the decision of pop stars such as Lily Allen and Adele to not take part in Band Aid
2014-12-06 Westminster Open Open_Final THW grant an amnesty to those who commit crimes during US race riots so long as they meet the following criteria: 1. They were motivated by a desire to fight social injustice, 2. If property is targeted, it belongs to the apparatus of the state (for example, police cars and government buildings.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 1 THW allow individuals in prison to serve their sentences in the armed forces.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 2 THW not allow sexual assault victims to give up their right to testify in criminal proceedings as part of a civil settlement
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 3 THBT the EU should automatically re-admit regions that secede from member states.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 4 THW require pornography producers to be run by a collective of their female employees.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) 5 THW ban the purchase of urban, residential real estate by foreign investors
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Novice_Finals THBT police officers on regular patrol should not carry firearms
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Open_Semis THBT Israel should unilaterally withdraw to the 1967 borders and respect them regardless of future Palestinian actions.
2014-11-28 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ Western University) Open_Finals THW allow the Children's Aid Society to force chemotherapy.
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 1 THBT laws about abortion should be decided in women-only referenda
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 2 TH prefers a world in which people do not believe in the existence of God or a divine being
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 3 THBT Putin's interventionist role in global geopolitics is contrary to the interests of the Russian people
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 4 This House Supports the use of tiger parenting techniques
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 5 THBT celebrities should not act as spokespeople for humanitarian issues
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 Open_Semis THW if it was technologically possible erase memory of the idea and events caused by Nazism
2014-11-28 Moscow Open 2014 Open_Final THBT a state's primary obligation is towards its own citizens
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 1 THBT Western Liberal Democracies and their citizens should never pay ransom for those kidnapped by terrorist groups
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 2 THW end the use of jailhouse informants
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 3 THBT minority groups should not appropriate or reappropriate terms that have been used against them as slurs.
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 4 THW allow individuals to opt out of employment provisions and regulations relating to health and safety in return for increased pay
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am 5 THW give parents an additional vote for each of their underage children
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Semis THBT Japan should re-develop offensive military capabilities.
2014-11-24 McMaster Pro-Am Open_Finals THW financially incentivize vegetarianism.
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 1 THW legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 2 THBT football fans should boycott the 2022 world cup in Qatar
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 3 THBT the US and Iran should ally to fight ISIS
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s 4 THW aggressively financially incentivise the enrollment of female students in areas with low female enrollment
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s ESL_Final THBT developed countries should grant an amnesty to illegil immigrants
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s Open_Semis THBT individuals have a right to a basic income regardless of capacity or willingness to work
2014-11-23 Cambridge Women’s Open_Final THW allow individuals to sue religious organisations for making decisions that harm them
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 1 THW replace all sin taxes with an increase in income tax
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 2 THBT the EU should issue a directive to all its member states to legalise gay marriage
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 3 THW abolish all non-comprehensive schools and require children to attend their geographically closest school.
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup 4 THBT sexually assertive female pop stars identifying as feminists is harmful for feminism.
2014-11-23 Yorkshire Novice Cup Open_Final THBT Western nations should not attend sporting events in countries with bad human rights records
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 1 This House would grant an additional vote to families with children for national elections
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 2 THW hide the diagnosis of pseudo-epilepsy from the patient
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 3 THW submit religious organisations to the full extent of anti-discrimination laws
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 4 THW nationalise social media
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi 5 THW show a more prominent role for women in history books
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Novice_Final TH disapproves of movements that aim to further the acceptation of obesity in society
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Semis THW never target civilians in a total war
2014-11-22 Cicero Debattoernooi Open_Final THBT it is justified for society to demand of migrants that they accept the dominance of existing norms and values
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 1 TH opposes slum tourism
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 2 THBT student unions should never campaign for the censorship of controversial speakers
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 3 THW tax low-brow art to subsidize high-brow art
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 4 TH prefers regional trade agreements to the WTO
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) 5 THW allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Novice_Finals TH prefers religions that teach that people are inherently good to religions that teach that people are inherently evil
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Semis THBT the US should sell arms to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram
2014-11-22 Guindon Cup (University of Ottawa) Open_Finals TH regrets the prominence of pop culture celebrities in feminist discourse
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 1 THW not punish those who live below the poverty line for economic crimes, e.g. theft
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 2 TH, as a superhero, would agree to use their powers solely in service of the democratic state
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 3 THS the objectification of men in popular culture.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 4 THW require that any houses or apartments left vacant for six months or more be surrendered to the State.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 5 THBT Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THBT Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Final Assuming the existence of a gay gene, THW disproportionately favour embryos that possess it in IVF.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THW prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Semis THS the New Atheism movement
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT unpaid domestic workers should strike for state pay
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 1 THBT in order for a law to be enacted, it should have to be passed by the legislature and then by a body chosen at random from eligible voters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 2 THBT press agencies should not purchase or publish the work of freelance war reporters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 3 THBT the EU should suspend Hungary’s membership rights.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 4 This house, as the gay community, regrets the existence of Grindr
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 5 This house would deny public funding to parties with explicitly ethnic-based membership or platforms
2014-11-08 Durham Open 1 THW ban religious organizations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 2 THBT democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 3 TH, as a feminist, would oppose products marketed to help women protect themselves from date rape.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 4 THBT Arab-Israelis who successfully seek election to the Knesset should opt not to take up that seat.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 5 THBT the state should construct false historical narratives that promote social cohesion (e.g. racial and religious tolerance)
2014-11-08 Durham Open Novice_Final There is a potion which can stop you falling in love. TH, as an 18 year old, would take the potion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Semis THBT true women’s liberation is incompatible with the existence of organized religion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Final THBT FB should manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to promote progressive content.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 1 THBT the interests of the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia is best served through participation in ethnic Macedonian parties.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 2 THW ban all medical procedures intended to change an individual's racial appearance.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 3 TH supports the US's use of drones to eliminate terrorist targets.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 4 THBT homosexual football players from top western leagues should publicly declare their sexuality
2014-11-08 Skopje Open 5 TH supports the radical redistribution of wealth.
2014-11-08 Skopje Open Open_Final This House Would suspend the right of free movement of people in the EU.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 1 THBT the EU should send a single unified team to the next world cup.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 2 THW criminalise all forms of high school bullying (including physical, verbal, written, cyber bullying and boycotting)
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 3 THBT donations to disease charities should be redistributed among these disease charities according to the number of people affected by each disease.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 4 THS the use of feminist catch phrases about freedom, empowerment and choice in advertisement of fashion and beauty products.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House 5 THBT governments should tax individual income out of labour (paid salary) significantly less than individual's income generated out of capital (which includes inheritance, real estate, stock portfolios, etc.)
2014-11-08 Tilbury House Open_Semis THBT the German government should significantly fund films and tv shows that sympathetically depict the narratives of non-Jewish German civilians under the Nazi regime.
2014-11-08 Tilbury House Open_Final This house would ban anti EU parties from participating in the EU elections.
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 1 THW abolish all corporate income tax
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 2 THS affirmative action for male educators
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 3 THW legalize entrapment
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 4 THS substantial corporate funding for university research
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) 5
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Semis THBT international news organizations should report equally on all geographic regions to all audiences.
2014-11-01 Chancellor's Cup (Queen's University) Open_Finals THS the use of private military contractors in the developing world.
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 1 THB that states should no longer fund or own public broadcasters, such as the BBC, NERIT or PBS
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 2 TH welcomes the rise of art that celebrates a lack of economic wealth
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 3 THBT Google, Youtube and social media platforms should remove content which is deemed as insulting to religion
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 4 TH supports Greek youth violently protesting against Trojka mandated austerity measures
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open 5 THW lift all limits on international migration
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open Open_Semis THBT international courts should punish states with the capacity to prevent crimes against humanity, but do not do so
2014-10-31 Thessaloniki Open Open_Final THW significantly lower labour regulations for youth in EU areas with high youth unemployment
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 1 THW ban all political donations by corporations
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 2 THBT Miley Cyrus' sexualised performances (such as Wrecking Ball) are a victory for feminism
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 3 THW unconditionally lift non-arms related sanctions on North Korea
2014-10-26 SDA Novices 4 TH Supports Vigilanteism in high crime areas
2014-10-26 SDA Novices Open_Final THBT the UK should unilateraly remove all restrictions on immigration from its former colonies
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 1 THW force companies to pay their interns
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 2 THW out closeted LGBT sports stars
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 3 THW allocate votes inversely proportional to wealth (where everyone gets at least one vote)
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) 4 THW allow single parents to raise their children in prison
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Semis THBT the West should use ground troops against the Islamic State
2014-10-25 Bogwall (SSDC Novices) Open_Final THW require British political parties to field 50% female candidates in national elections
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 1 THW allow individuals to grant amnesty to criminals for crimes they committed against them
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 2 THW break up banks that are deemed too big to fail
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 3 THBT the LGBTQ lobby should make up evidence that prominent anti-LGBTQ rights campaigners are, themselves LGBTQ
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 4 THBT developing nations should hold the Catholic Church financially liable for the medical expenses of Catholic HIV/AIDS victims in areas where the church campaigns against condom use
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open 5 THW ban dating services built around matching rich men/women with younger men/women
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open Open_Semis THBT Serbia should immediately cut off political and economic ties with the Russian Federation
2014-10-24 Belgrade Open Open_Final THW immediately evacuate all relics off cultural or historical import currently located in unstable countries to stable Western nations
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 1 THW require parents to vaccinate their children, except where doing so is not in the child's medical interest
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 2 THW ban the paying of ransom insurance in the case of kidnapping
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 3 THW impose very high taxes on the rich, even when doing so will not increase total tax revenues
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 4 THBT feminist campaigns directed specifically at men are harmful to the feminist cause
2014-10-18 SOAS IV 5 THBT the IMF and the World Bank should not make debt relief for highly indebted poor countries conditional on trade liberalisation
2014-10-18 SOAS IV ESL_Final THW offer full amnesty to any European citizen currently fighting on behalf of ISIL as long as they immediately return to Europe
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Quarters THBT the state has a duty to provide the long term unemployed with lasting employment which pays at least the minimum wage
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Semis THR Lara Croft
2014-10-18 SOAS IV Open_Final THS a federal UK
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 1 THBT retired parents should be allowed to seek alimony payments from their adult children.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 2 THBT western media outlets should collectively decline to cover any ISIS actions primarily intended to attract western attention (e.g. Hostage takings/executions)
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 3 THBT copyright of photographic art featuring individuals or communities of people should belong to those people, not the artist.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup 4 THBT the trans movement should actively seek to separate themselves, their issues and their collective identity from the LGBTQ movement in their campaigns and in the public consciousness.
2014-10-18 Strathclyde Cup Open_Final THBT military conscription should be regarded as a war crime.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 1 THW prioritise dealing with the consequences of climate change rather than preventing it
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 2 THW set the burden of proof in criminal trials to "balance of probabilities" rather than "beyond reasonable doubt".
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 3 THR that companies such as Facebook and Apple have offered to pay for elective egg freezing for their employees.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 4 THBT companies like H&M and Primark should hire half as many factory workers in the developing world but pay them twice as much.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open 5 THBT people who go bankrupt should have their finances managed by the state for five years.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Novice_Final THW only allow those who pass a political awareness exam to vote.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Open_Semis THW impose the death penalty for pretty crime, if we knew that it would be 100% effective in deterring pretty crime and would never be used.
2014-10-17 Roosevelt Open Open_Final THBT the EU should abandon its aim to establish an "ever closer union".
2014-10-17 Turku Open 1 THBT the EU should make English the primary language of instruction for all students above the age of 14
2014-10-17 Turku Open 2 TH supports violent revolution in countries with severe economic inequality
2014-10-17 Turku Open 3 THW ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
2014-10-17 Turku Open 4 ΤΗΒΤ on balance the invention of nuclear weapons was beneficial for the world.
2014-10-17 Turku Open 5 TH would make bidding to host major sporting events conditional on winning a local public referendum.
2014-10-17 Turku Open Open_Semis THBT parents should push their kids to achieve, even if that comes at the expense of their child’s happiness.
2014-10-17 Turku Open Open_Final THW take the red pill.
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW transfer all state funding for elite sportspersons to youth academies
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT war journalists should be forced to reveal their sources in international criminal tribunals (including the International Criminal Court) trying cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THW publicly disclose all salaries
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 4 THW create separate schools for LGBTQ youth
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THW consider senior politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues, thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Novice_Finals THB the media should show images of Islamic State attrocities in their full brutality
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THBT democratic states dominated by hegemonic political parties should forcibly break up those parties
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THR the way that brutal antiterrorism tactics have been portrayed in Western film and television media
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals TH, as Turkey, would intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war.
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 1 THW impose a tax on unhealthy foods
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 2 TH believes that animal rights activists should launch a campaign of sabotage and property destruction to further the cause of animal rights.
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 3 THW legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup 4 TH, as a parent with the financial means to do so, would not send their child to private school
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Novice_Final THW make voting compulsory
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Open_Semis THW only imprison individuals who have committed violent crimes and pose a continuing threat to society
2014-10-10 UCL President’s Cup Open_Final TH regrets the characterisation of soldiers as heroes
2014-10-06 Yale IV 1 THO the American charter school movement
2014-10-06 Yale IV 2 THW cooperate with any leader or regime to defeat non-state actors that systematically violate human rights
2014-10-06 Yale IV 3 THR the rise of dating and other websites that allow individuals to rate others based on past romantic interactions (e.g. Lulu)
2014-10-06 Yale IV 4 THBT institutional art credentials are bad for art
2014-10-06 Yale IV 5 TH, as an emerging democracy, would suppress domestic media providers in favour of international media providers
2014-10-06 Yale IV 6 THBT universities and other stakeholders should primarily consider teaching ability rather than research outputs when awarding tenure and allocating academic funding
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Quarters THW facilitate religious prosletysation in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Semis THS the use of forced population transfers that create separate, ethnically homogenous states as a solution to prolonged ethnic conflict
2014-10-06 Yale IV Open_Finals THBT, in the face of police repression, protesters have a right to non-lethal, but violent, proportional retaliation
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 1 THBT governments should negotiate with terrorists when their citizens are taken hostage by terrorist groups
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 2 THW allow international commercial surrogacy
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 3 THS “No Platform” policies in student unions
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 4 THW pay reparations to former mining communities in the UK
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup 5 THBT government regulation agencies should be allowed to break up banks, like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC, that are deemed ’too big to fail’.
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semis THBT governments should prioritise economically productive public spending over investing in arts, humanities, etc. when deciding on their budget.
2014-10-04 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final TH, as the UK Labour party, would participate in a cross party initiative to reform the Human Rights Act.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 1 THW legalize the sale of organs, blood and marrow
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 2 THW never arm or finance rebel groups as a tactic of war.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 3 THBT universities should abolish all committees that deal with sexual crimes against their students and defer to the Police
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 4 THBT FIFA should revoke the 2018 World Cup from Russia
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 5 THBT police forces should accurately reflect the racial demographic of the population they protect.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice 6 THBT men should not hold leadership postitions within women's rights and feminist organizations.
2014-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Semis THBT United States would suspend all foreign aid to Israel unless they withdraw from the West Bank
2014-09-30 McGill Novice Open_Finals THBT individuals have an obligation not to consume artwork from artists that have committed highly immoral actions.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 1 This house would pay additional benefits to families on welfare according to their child’s performance in school.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 2 This house supports two-party political systems over multi-party political systems.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 3 This house would ban international aid charities from using senational, graphic, or overly-emotional images of suffering in fundraising and advertising campaigns.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 4 This house believes that EU member states should nationalise all their oil and gas resources in order to surrender total ownership and control of them to an EU-run energy agency.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 5 This house believes that states of the former Yugoslavia should not commemorate the events of the Yugoslav Wars.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 6 This house would introduce blind voting.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 7 This house would require of police departments that the ethnic composition of their arrests match the ethnic composition of the population in their jurisdiction.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 8 This house believes that micro-finance organisations (including, but not limited to: NGOs, charities and development banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 9 This house believes that states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Tiebreak This house would make membership in a labour union compulsory for every worker.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Quarters This house would require companies to place images of animal suffering on all products or food whose production harmed or killed animals.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Semis This house believes that leaders of minority religions in Europe should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from public displays of their faith.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Final THW, assuming it was technically feasible, remove the ability of soldiers to feel fear
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Quarters This house believes that supreme/constitutional courts should not have the power to strike down legislation.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Semis This house believes that the United States of America should invade, and forcibly partition Iraq.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Finals This House believes that feminist movement should oppose military interventions which claim to further women's rights
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 1 THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single, tradable permit to have a child.
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 2 THW launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 3 THBT states should seek to prioritise reducing income inequality over GDP growth
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 4 THBT states should pay reparations to minorities, who are citizens, that the state has previously oppressed
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV 5 THBT the EU member states should sanction any state that ignores ECJ rulings.
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV Open_Semis TH belives that militaries are justified in directing their troops to use the Hannibal procedure
2014-08-15 Ljubljana IV Open_Final TH regrets the increased mechanization of manual labor
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 1 THBT the media should show the full horrors of war
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 2 TH supports Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" album cover
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 3 THW take away the right to host the 2018 World Cup from Russia
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 4 THW enforce affirmative action of the poor, rather than minorities
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open 5 TH, as the USA, would withdraw all of its financial and military aid from Israel
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open Open_Semis THW prosecute women whose lifestyle severely endangers their future child’s quality of life
2014-08-09 Rijeka Open Open_Final TH regrets the rise of consumerism
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 1 THBT state health care providers should offer and fund faith-based treatment options.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 2 THW allow the homeless to seize long-term unoccupied properties.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 3 TH supports the recasting of male action heroes and superheroes as female.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 4 TH believes that populist parties (such as UKIP, theTea Party Movement and the 5 Star movement) are good for democracy.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV 5 TH would implement the death penalty for crimes against humanity.
2014-08-09 Westminster IV Open_Final TH as an Israeli would refuse to join the Israel Defence Force.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 1 THBT, without religion, there are basically no values
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 2 THW follow the prophet (m/f)
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 3 THW not take the drug.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 4 TH, as the Evangelical Church in Germany, would not baptise children.
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament 5 THW in this religiously conservative society actively engage in religious activities and events (attend worshop ceremonies, share blessings, say prayers).
2014-08-02 Bielefeld Religion debate tournament Open_Final THW not offer theology at state universities
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 1 THBT developing countries should never hold major international sporting events
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 2 THR the rise of internet piracy
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 3 THW require quotas of female and minority candidates for judicial appointments
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 4 THW Ban any public commemoration of the centenary of WW1
2014-08-02 Imperial IV 5 THR the rise of hookup apps
2014-08-02 Imperial IV Open_Semis THBT Elizabeth Warren should aggressively challenge Hilary Clinton for the presidency
2014-08-02 Imperial IV Open_Final THBT The British Government should publish the communications in their entirety
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 1 THB the EU should allow freedom of movement within its borders to Syrian refugees
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 2 THB the EU and other western powers should join the US embargo against Cuba until it transitions to a multi party democracy
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 3 THBT it is legitimate for Israel to unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities if current talks fail
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open 4 THW replace the ICC with regional courts to prosecute crimes against humanity
2014-07-27 NCH International Relations Open Open_Final THBT NATO should militarily intervene to assist the Ukrainian government in suppressing the separatist rebels in the eastern province
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 1 THBT people have a moral duty to stop chanting words like “puto” or “maricón” (faggot) at sporting events
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 2 THBT we should prohibit public hospitals to proscribe alternative treatments (like homeopathic treatments, accupuncture or Bach flower remedies)
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 4 THW ban the use of circus animals
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 5 THW ban the sales of complex financial products
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 6 THW penalise a person who knows they have HIV and has sexual contacts with others without informing them
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 8 THBT smokers should cover the costs of their medical treatments
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) 9 THBT the Mexican government (and others in military situations) should take steps to prevent people travelling in life-threatening ways like "La Bestia"
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) ESL_Final THW eliminate migration barriers
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Octos TH, if presented with a choice between holding the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar or not holding the World Cup at all that year, would choose not to hold the World Cup in 2022.
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Quarters THW eliminate the minimum wage
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Semis esta casa dejaría en manos de los ciudadanos, a través del voto directo en referendos
2014-07-26 Campeonato Mundial Universitario de Debate en Español (CMUDE) Open_Final THB it is just that citizens create their own armed groups when the state fails to protect them from organised crime
2014-07-24 Boddencup 1 THBT, western democracies should send military ground forces against the organisation ISlamic State (formerly ISIS)
2014-07-24 Boddencup 2 THW not invest in research and development that has the delay of the aging process as its sole purpose.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 3 THW welcome the worldwide introduction of soylent or similar mixtures as a nutritional standard or staple food.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 4 THBT you should use the beliefs of your fellow human beings to promote and establish socially progressive norms in society.
2014-07-24 Boddencup 5 THW temporarily suspend Hungary’s EU membership
2014-07-24 Boddencup Open_Semis THW impose extra (penalty) taxes on products that cannot be proven to have been produced under fair-trade conditions.
2014-07-24 Boddencup Open_Final THBT the United Nations as an idea have failed by now (auf mittelbare Zeit)
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 1 THW Prosecute The Parents/Guardians of Obese Children For Neglect
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 2 THB States Should Ensure That Their Police Forces are Roughly Proportionally Representative of the Diversity of Race & Religion of the Local Population
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 3 THB The European Union Should Immediately And Aggressively Accelerate The Accession of Ukraine
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 4 THW Allow Formula 1 Teams to Race a Third Car, Provided at Least 1 of the Drivers is Female
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open 5 THB Religious Institutions Should Not be Entitled to Any Exemption From Anti-Discrimination Laws
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open Open_Semis THB one should not be entitled to seek removal of any links to any data irrespective of their being ‘‘inadequate, irrelevant or excessive“
2014-07-19 Earlsfort Open Open_Final THB the state should provide no further services beyond those of basic law and order
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 1 Should parents’ votes carry more weight in elections?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 2 Should cultural institutes be self-sufficient?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM 3 Should combat sports/martial arts be forbidden?
2014-07-19 HeidelBÄM Open_Final Should development aid only be given in the form of knowledge transfer?
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 1 This House believes men should have the right to refuse paternal financial obligations towards pregnancies they did not consent to.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 2 This House believes individuals have the right to be forgotten.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 3 This House would abandon the use of economic sanctions as a tool for achieving political aims
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 4 This House discredits portrayal of Disney princesses
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open 5 This House would allow 3rd World countries to choose to be reinstated as a colony.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Novice_Final Infoslide: you have the ability to know when and how people are going to die. THW not tell anyone
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Open_Semis This House would allow drug addicts to file class action suits against their state, for their condition.
2014-07-18 Bulgaria Open Open_Final This House would disband the Vatican as a state.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 1 This house would ban schools from catering to a specific religion (such as Catholic schools, Hebrew schools or Muslim schools)
2014-07-11 BBU Open 2 This house believes that Brazilian footballers should have boycotted the entire 2014 World Cup.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 3 THW allow inmates to pay for substantially better prison conditions.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 4 THW revoke the citizenship of Western citizens who travel to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups.
2014-07-11 BBU Open 5 THBT western European states should adopt the eastern European ban on all Communist symbols.
2014-07-11 BBU Open Open_Semis Assuming the technology to do so safely and easily exist, THW force everyone to undergo periodical sex changes.
2014-07-11 BBU Open Open_Final You are a scientist. You have discovered absolute conclusive proof that God does not exist. This house would destroy the information.
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 1 Should the Catholic Church make its members to elect the new pope?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 2 Should debaters who win their first ZEIT DEBATTE stop participating in these tournaments as speakers?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup 3 Should wearing national symbols like flags, colours, make up, costumes and sports shirts be banned during international sport events?
2014-07-11 Methusalem Cup Open_Final Should journalists be banned from participating actively (as speakers or writers) in political or scientific events?
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 1 THW allow the use of nootropics for academic and professional purposes
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 2 Given the rise of the Islamic State, THW support military intervention in Syria and Iraq
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 3 THBT newly industrialized countries should not host international sporting events
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 4 TH supports the implementation of Liquid Democracy via digital voting
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP 5 THW push the button (to end all life on earth)
2014-07-07 Heart of Europe BP Open_Final THW give up on climate change prevention and would instead focus on climate change adaptation
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.1 THW have scientists make environmental policies, not politicians
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.2 THBT humanism should disassociate from atheism
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.3 THW nationalise porn
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.1 THBT LGBT should split into its constituent parts
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.2 THW teach sex positions explicitly for pleasure in sex education lessons
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.3 THBT the US should assassinate the five Taliban prisoners released in return for Bowe Bergdahl so that the US will never negotiate with terrorists
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.1 TH, as the US government, would create a separate Kurdish state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.2 THW only show films that pass the Bechdel test
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.3 THW give equal coverage to mens’ and womens’ sport
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.1 THBT the Mexican government should support vigilante groups
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.2 THW remove the 9th clause from the Japanese constitution
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.3 THW require all photoshopped images to be labelled
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.1 THW reallocate names randomly
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.2 THW allow simulated child pornography
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.3 THW reduce US cultural domination
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.1 THW decrease womens’ income tax
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.2 THW aggressively hire ex-soldiers as teachers
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.3 THBT Palestinians should accept demilitarisation in exchange for US recognition as a state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.1 THW ban private schools
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.2 THW continue to drill the Arctic
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.3 THW give house arrest for non-violent offenders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.1 THW not have set up the ICTY after the dissolution of Yugoslavia
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.2 THBT Greece should immediately default and leave the Euro
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.3 THW get councils to put out tenders for all NHS services in a local area
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.1 THB liberal and progressive groups should stop saying “Check your privilege”
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.2 THW prevent guilty nations of human rights violations from hosting sporting events
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.3 THW abolish government funding of art
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.1 THW send female diplomats to gender inequality countries
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.2 THBT Mossad should covertly assassinate Syrian rebel leaders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.3 TH regrets the commercialisation of indigenous cultures
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_1 THW abolish Oxbridge
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_2 THB that the UN should ban impartial small arms embargos
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Final THB that the Iraqi government should issue oil dividends to its citizens
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 1.1 Paternity leave should be equal to maternity leave
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 1.2 Students should get their basic study grant back.
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 2.1 Large banks should be split into smaller ones
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 2.2 We should prosecute homegrown Jihadis
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 3.1 More financial support for students is preferable over travel subsidies
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 3.2 The state should get a monopoly on prostitution
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 4.1 We should get a European army
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 4.2 The Netherlands should impose a maximum wage
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 5.1 We should add the P of paedophilia to the LGBT movement
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) 5.2 Women older than forty should not have children
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Semi_1 The Dutch people should select the coach of the national football team
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Semi_2 A (very) high tax on inheritance would be just
2014-06-14 Eloquentiatoernooi (Eloquence tournament) Open_Final Greenpeace should be banned
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 1 THW abolish all limitations on freedom of speech
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 2 THW ignore the snake and not eat from the fruit
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 3 TH welcomes double nationalities.
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) 4 TH condemns the progressive marketisation of our health care system
2014-06-14 Jena Frauenturnier (Women’s tournament) Open_Final THW boycott the football World Cup in Brasil
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 1 THW ban all procedures to alter one's racial appearance.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 2 THW require all licenses for ethically controversial scientific experiments to be approved by a majority of a randomly selected group of citizens
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 3 THW legalise commercial surrogacy.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 4 THBT sex education in schools should teach techniques for pure sexual gratification (including but not limited to: anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratifcation, and masturbation).
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open 5 THW provide disproportionate financial incentives to make life choices which directly conflict with traditional gender roles.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open Open_Semis THW require that religious organisations and leaders remain politically neutral.
2014-06-14 Newcastle Mixed Doubles Open Open_Final THW privatise the distribution of welfare.
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 1 THW criminalise the purchase of sex
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 2 THBT seats in the UK Parliament should be based on competitive, merit-based, examinations rather than elections
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 3 THBT The Palestinian people should abandon claims to independent statehood and publicly demand the merger of Palestine and Israel into a single democratic state
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 4 THW remove the exemption for religious organisations from anti-discrimination legislation (such as the Equalities Act 2010)
2014-06-13 Monroe Cup 5 THBT the United States Government should pay reparations to the descendants of former slaves
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 1 THW publicly designate men's rights movements as hate groups and monitor them accordingly
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 2 THW act now to prevent quantum computing becoming a reality
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 3 TH, as Israel and the USA, would extend heavy military and economic aid to (only) Syrian rebel groups who publicly endorse immediate peace with Israel
2014-06-07 Bristol Open 4 THW, as Ed Milliband, ignore the referendum result, and remain in the EU
2014-06-07 Bristol Open Open_Final TH supports Kanye West‘s use of the Confederate flag
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 1 THW abolish Gesinnungsstrafrecht (additional attitude/mindset penalties for crimes commited, e.g. hate crimes)
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 2 THW give citizens the right to change their identities without giving justification
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 3 THBT Putin’s conduct of the Crimea crisis was in Russia’s strategic interest
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 4 TH is a citizen of a western liberal democracy that rejects discrimination on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. TH would boycott works from artists (painters, musicians, movie directors, etc.) that personally hold discriminatory views, even when you like their art
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 5 TH regrets the increasing classification of human behaviour as illnesses
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 6 THW, as part of awareness campaigns about rape and sexual violence, inform women of potentially risky behaviour (like alcohol consumption or choice of clothing)
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) 7 TH, as the European Union, would introduce defence mechanisms agains anti-EU parties
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) ESL_Final THBT it is time for Germany to take more on miiltary responsibility in the world
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Quarters : THBT liberal democracies should not treat disclosure of information to the public as treason.
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Semis : THW temporarily recolonise former colonies that have developed into “failed states”
2014-06-06 Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (German Language Debating Championships) Open_Final THBT current day’s political correctness does more harm than good
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 1 This house would ban religious schools.
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 2 This house believes France and Britain should support a permanent common EU seat in the UN Security Council in exchange for their seats.
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 3 Assuming it is technologically possible, this house would require individuals in liberal democracies to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice 4 This house supports an unconditional basic income
2014-05-31 Tilbury House Novice Open_Final This house believes a healthy democracy needs term limits for heads of government
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 1 This house would fund cosmetic plastic surgery.
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 2 This House Believes that juries should only include individuals that are from the same socio-economic class as the defendant
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 3 This house believes that international sporting events, such as the Olympics or Football World Cup, should not be held in countries with poor human rights records.
2014-05-30 Riga Debate Academy 4 This house applauds the rise of pop songs by female artists that glorify assertive female sexuality
2014-05-30 TechOpen 1 THW implement a full ban on burqas
2014-05-30 TechOpen 2 TH, as the European Union, would suspend Hungary's EU-membership if they do not reform within a set period of time.
2014-05-30 TechOpen 3 THW create Hamsterdams in cities with a high level of drug use
2014-05-30 TechOpen 4 THW allow virtual child pornography
2014-05-30 TechOpen Open_Semis THW Implement the Prime Directive
2014-05-30 TechOpen Open_Final TH, as the Palestinian people, would launch a Third Intifada
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 1 Should we introduce diversity quota, rather than women’s quota?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 2 (inkl.Factsheet) Should we reserve prostheses and implants for people with physical deficiencies?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup 3 Should companies have to justify the labour conditions of their suppliers in their yearly financial reports?
2014-05-17 Neckarwiesen Cup Open_Final Should the European Court of Justice be given the power to annul national laws that violate European values upon request of the European Parliament?
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 1 THW allow family members of drug addicts to force the addicts to go into rehab
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 2 THW rather invest in nuclear energy than in “green” (renewable) energy
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 3 THBT criminal law should not take retribution into account as a criteria for punishment
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi 4 THBT the west should put heavy sanctions on Russia until Putin abdicates and democratic elections are held
2014-05-17 Trivium Debattoernooi Open_Final TH, as the Catholic Church, would use elections to select its next pope
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 1 THBT parents should monitor the electronic communications of their children, for example by installing spyware, requiring their children to give them their passwords, or reading browser histories
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 2 THW take away essential service givers' (such as policemen, firemen and doctors) right to strike
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 3 TH regrets the campaign to remove Brendan Eich from office
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 4 THW allow the parliament to pass retroactive laws with a 2/3 majority
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open 5 THBT developing countries should ban aid organizations from religious proselytizing
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open Open_Semis THBT The death of newspapers and news print media would be a net good
2014-05-16 Helsinki Open Open_Final THBT the education system should stream children according to their abilities from a young age
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 1 THW prohibit works of art that undermine/go against morality
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 10 THW make participating in sports activities mandatory
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 11 THW permit the state discretionary eavesdropping on its citizens
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 12 THW put a cap on the salaries of top athletes
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 13 THW make the payment of family allowances conditional on school attendance
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 14 THW resist the supremacy of English by any means available
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 2 THW ban commercials
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 3 THW introduce a “capability vote”
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 4 THW prohibit sex changes
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 5 THW ban pornography
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 6 THW impose a DNA database
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 7 THW prohibit all motor vehicles
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 8 THW grant legal personality to animals
2014-05-12 French Language World Championships Debating 9 THW ban online dating sites
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 1 Should grades be abolished?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 2 Should E-sports be recognised, promoted and valued as equals to other sports?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup 3 Should news media be banned from reporting on threats of terrorist attacks?
2014-05-10 Frishlingscup Open_Final Should kindergartens actively combat gender roles?
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 1 THW put high taxes on unhealthy products
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 2 THW ban TV shows that objectify women
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 3 THBT regions should always be able to call a referendum for independence
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 4 THB in a state that only provides the most basic services
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi 5 TH, as the EU, would force its member states to rcognise gay marriages
2014-05-10 Kalliope Debattoernooi Open_Final THW give highly advanced artificial intelligence the same rights as humans
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 1 In instances where utterances of a minor amount to hate speech, THS the public shaming of the parent rather than the minor.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 2 THBT developing countries should hold the Catholic church financially liable for the medical expenses of AIDS victims in areas where the church campaigns against condom use.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 3 As the South African government, THW explicity oppose the use of the word "apartheid" in describing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 4 THW, by worker referendum, allow employees to set the salaries of their top executives.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 5 THW create an age-restricted rating that warns the audience when a film has failed the Bechdel Test.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 6 THBT gay judges or legal experts who meaningfully contribute to legalizing gay marriage are morally obligated to publicly reveal their sexual orientation.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 7 THW ban all private campaign contributions and instead implement a voucher system, wherein every citizen of voting age would receive a R600 voucher that can only be used to finance political campaigns of the citizen's choosing.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 8 THW require universities to write-off the student debt of any student who graduates in good academic standing but is unable to find a job despite actively seeking employment.
2014-05-09 Cape Town Open 9 THR Americans' recent and unprecedented opposition to military intervention.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 1 THW substantially lower labour regulations for young people in areas with high youth unemployment.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 2 THBT internet piracy has done more good than harm.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 3 THBT the European Union should guarantee membership to regions of member states that secede from their parent state.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 4 TH supports hydraulic fracturing.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup 5 THW implement tradable quotas for asylum seekers within the European Union.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup Open_Semis TH supports Athletic Bilbao's cantera policy.
2014-05-09 IDEA League of Young Voters European Cup Open_Final THW create a common history curricula for the entire European Union.
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 1 THW legalise the sale and purchase of human organs
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 2 THW allocate public housing and use financial incentives (e.g. rent subsidies) to maintain a minimum quota of ethnic groups in all areas of the country
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 3 THW ban the use of photoshop in magazines and advertising
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 4 THBT the USA should withdraw from NATO
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open 5 THW lower income tax and impose higher wealth taxes (e.g. on inheritance, property and other assets) instead
2014-05-02 Copenhagen Open Open_Final THW build Dostoevsky's edifice
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 1 Should universities stop giving out honours or titles for which no scientific labour or standards were met (e.g. honourary doctors title)?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 2 Should Spartengewerkschaften (craft unions) be abolished? Spartengewerkschaften abgeschafft werden?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 3 Should providing arms to the citizens of another state be outlawed under international law?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 4 Should landowners be the owners of all natural resources (Bodenschätze) in their ground?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz 5 Should media be banned from publishing information about the sexual preferences or orientations of public figures without their consent?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz Open_Semis It is mandatory in Germany to reserve one percent of your public building budget for art projects. Motion: Should we stop the mandatory art requirement for public building projects?
2014-05-02 Zeit Debatte Mainz Open_Final Should politicians be liable for policy decisions with their private assets (mutatis mutandis)?
2014-04-26 Hull Open 1 THW require all advertising to be gender neutral.
2014-04-26 Hull Open 2 A Computer Operated Police (or C.O.P) Machine is a non-autonomous humanoid domestic drone currently being developed by the State to carry out operations deemed to be too dangerous for human officers. They are remote operated and fully armed. Motion: TH supports the deployment, throughout the Police Force, of C.O.P.s.
2014-04-26 Hull Open 3 THW aggressively promote scientific rationalism in schools.
2014-04-26 Hull Open 4 THW, as the West, invade Syria with the objectives to depose the Assad regime and oversee a transition to democracy.
2014-04-26 Hull Open Open_Final THW decriminalise the intentional and negligent transmission of HIV.
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships 1 THW ban commercial expeditions to the top of the Mount Everest
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships 2 THW award state funding for the arts through lottery
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships 3 THW apply the technology as an alternative to regular imprisonment
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships 4 THW falsify history in post-war societies in order to ensure peace
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships Open_Semis THW replace the state pension with a state disability insurance
2014-04-26 North-East German Regional Championships Open_Final THW require companies to make the salaries of all their employees publicly available
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships 1 THBT liberal democratic states should add citizens duties as well as citizens rights in their constitutions
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships 2 THW rewrite sexist, racist or otherwise discriminating passages in opera libretti
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships 3 THW allow parents to decide to let their severally mentally handicapped children be operated or treated with hormones so that they will not enter physical puberty
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships 4 THW ban money from Saudi Arabia to promote Islam in the EU, as long as other religions are banned from that country.
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships Open_Semis THW require popular sports that generate high profits to share a portion of their gains with marginal/fringe sports
2014-04-26 South German Regional Championships Open_Final THW require companies to make the salaries of all their employees publicly available
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament 1 THW require elected politicians and their families to use only services provided by the state
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament 2 THW grant the Roma the right to settle in self governing autonomous communities
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament 3 THBT states should grant unconditional asylum to all Syrians
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament 4 TH, as Latvia, would ban Legion Day parades
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament 5 THW would classify crimes directed against sub-cultures as hate crimes
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament Open_Semis In countries where gay marriage is legal THW abolish tax exemptions and cease funding of religious organisations that refuse to conduct same sex marriage or ban homosexuals from their services
2014-04-26 VUAS Debate tournament Open_Final Given the consent of Ukraine's government, THBT the West should assist in maintaining peace and territorial integrity in Eastern Ukraine
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships 1 THW ban beauty pageants for minors
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships 2 THW ban political contributions.
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships 3 TH, as a woman, would make targeted use of her feminine charms
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships 4 THBT all borders should be opened at once
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships Open_Semis THW replace the Bundestag by permanent “delegated voting”
2014-04-26 West German Regional Championships Open_Final THW require companies to make the salaries of all their employees publicly available
2014-04-25 Paris Open 1 THBT it is immoral to donate to animal welfare charities while there are charities which aim to alleviate human suffering still in need.
2014-04-25 Paris Open 2 THW guarantee military veterans jobs for life (through civilian state sector employment or/and state subsidy of private sector employment).
2014-04-25 Paris Open 3 THBT feminists should not oppose dating sites which seek to romantically link rich men and physically attractive women.
2014-04-25 Paris Open 4 THBT western nations should require companies seeking to sell products within their borders to abide by national worker’s rights legislation, regardless of where the goods were manufactured and at all stages of the production process.
2014-04-25 Paris Open 5 THW determine income tax based on the relative privilege of an individuals’ upbringing.(Privilege includes such things as private education, parental wealth, childhood home)
2014-04-25 Paris Open ESL_Final THW offer citizenship to illegal immigrants in exchange for meaningful information on their traffickers and illegal employers.
2014-04-25 Paris Open Open_Semis THW, as NATO, send troops to protect the Ukrainian border (not including the Crimea).
2014-04-25 Paris Open Open_Final THS the unlimited use of war-time propaganda which aims to dehumanise the enemy.
2014-04-19 Aberdeen Open 1 THW legalize the sale, production and consumption of drugs
2014-04-19 Aberdeen Open 2 THW expand baby hatches in China
2014-04-19 Aberdeen Open 3 THW partially link development aid to developing countries commitment to female equality
2014-04-19 Aberdeen Open 4 TH welcomes the downfall of global capitalism
2014-04-19 Aberdeen Open Open_Final THBT the states should pay reparations to ethnic minorities
2014-04-12 HSE Open Open_Semis THW ban presidential pardon
2014-04-12 HSE Open Open_Final TH, as LGBT community, would out closeted politicians who are gays and publicly express homophobic views
2014-04-12 Kent IV 1 This House Regrets the rise of televised talent shows
2014-04-12 Kent IV 2 THBT national central banks should set limits on government spending
2014-04-12 Kent IV 3 THW ban the orange march in the UK
2014-04-12 Kent IV 4 THBT developing democracies with a history of ethnic tensions should have ethnic quotas in government
2014-04-12 Kent IV Open_Final THBT black civil rights groups should condemn contemporary hip hop
2014-04-11 Berlin IV 1 THS the “No Platform” practice towards far-right and fascist public figures in advance of the EU elections.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV 2 THBT history curricula should feature the same proportion of male and female historical figures.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV 3 THW allow assisted suicide for terminally ill children with the consent of their parents.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV 4 THBT Western states should substantially support the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its efforts in the developing world to promote birth control that is undetectable by men.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV 5 THW make voting mandatory.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV Open_Semis THW abolish the prison system.
2014-04-11 Berlin IV Open_Final THBT the EU should force member states to adopt socially progressive legislation (e. g. same-sex marriage, abortion rights, ethnic and religious minority rights).
2014-04-11 Estonian Open 1 THW create a separate athletics league for athletes that choose to take performance enhancing substances.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open 2 THW impose quotas that ensure at least half of a company’s board of directors is composed of women.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open 3 THBT the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open 4 THW allow individuals to enter into pre-nuptial agreements where infidelity is punishable by prison sentences.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open 5 THS the creation and use of Autonomous Killing Robots. Info: Autonomous Killing Robots are a form of military technology which when activated, can identify and engage targets* without further human intervention. *targets include humans and light armoured vehicles
2014-04-11 Estonian Open Novice_Final THW give the public the power, via referendum, to pardon whistleblowers.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open Open_Semis THBT the EU should offer membership to Middle Eastern and North African states that achieve successful democratic transition.
2014-04-11 Estonian Open Open_Final In a parallel universe, there is a planet X which resembles Earth as it existed in the early days of humanity. Their human population face a choice of implementing one of two political systems. Motion: TH, as the human population of planet X, would choose communism over capitalism.
2014-04-10 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 1 THW, radically tax the rich and give all citizens a basic income without a requirement to work
2014-04-10 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 2 THBT, rather than protecting endangered species the animal rights movement should prioritize maximizing the total welfare of the animal population
2014-04-10 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 3 THBT the Church should not take positions on issues which are not explicitly within the doctrine of the church
2014-04-10 SSE Riga Practice Tournament 4 THBT self proclaimed feminists should not alter themselves(e.g. cosmetic surgery, make-up)
2014-04-10 SSE Riga Practice Tournament Open_Final THW charge distribution and downloading of leaked sex tapes & nude pictures as sexual assault
2014-04-05 Aberystwyth Open 1 THW officially recognise Scientology as a religion
2014-04-05 Aberystwyth Open 2 TH regrets the popularisation and commercialisation of counter-cultural or oppositional sub-genres of music (e.g Gangsta Rap or Punk music)
2014-04-05 Aberystwyth Open 3 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot may not injure its own kind and defend its own kind unless it is interfering with the first or second rule This is a suggestion, based on systems proposed in the past. Feel free to use other moral frameworks, provided this is made clear in the first minute of the PM's speech Motion: Upon the creation of strong AI, THW hardwire AI units with an unassailable and unalterable moral code
2014-04-05 Aberystwyth Open 4 This House Would ban gay conversion therapy
2014-04-05 Aberystwyth Open Open_Final In a world where the technology exists, This House Would erase all the memories of individuals who have committed serious crimes and replace them with a fabricated set of memories, instead of sending them to prison
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) 1 THBT landowners should become the automatic owners of everything on and in the ground they own
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) 2 THBT all schools in the Westbank become integrated schools (mixing up children of different backgrounds to enhance integration and understanding)
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) 3 THW ban research into the genetic origins of homosexuality
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) 4 THW offer NATO membership to all former Soviet Union states
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) 5 TH, as the parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD would conceal the diagnosis from the child and its school
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) Novice_Final THW ban women older than 40 from having children
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) Open_Semis THW legally define rape as sex without explicit consent
2014-04-05 NK Debatteren (Dutch National Championships) Open_Final THBT no mayor should have participated in the protest marches against Wilders’ statements
2014-04-05 Northumbria Open 1 THW hold football clubs criminally liable for the actions of their fans
2014-04-05 Northumbria Open 2 THBT developing countries should create constitutionally guaranteed minimum standards of living
2014-04-05 Northumbria Open 3 THW establish vocational schools and aggressively stream academically underperforming children into them.
2014-04-05 Northumbria Open 4 TH regrets the centralisation of organised religion.
2014-04-05 Northumbria Open Open_Final THBT the government should nationalise all land and buildings.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THW measure the efficacy of charities and strip those with comparatively low social value of their charitable status.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THBT a world without organized religion would be a better world.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THS the boycotting of Israeli academics.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 THBT full gender emancipation requires the end of monogamy as a dominant social norm.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THW permit parents to stunt physical development of their severely mentally disabled children.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THBT, within broad budgetary constraints, environmental policy should be decided by unelected scientific experts selected by their peers.
2014-03-31 Paris V French Debating Association Tournament final Open_Final THBT "All's well that ends well"
2014-03-29 Cardiff Open 1 THW prioritise the funding of grassroots over elite sports
2014-03-29 Cardiff Open 2 THBT large Eurozone states should openly oppose Britain's attempts to renegotiate its duties and relationship with the EU
2014-03-29 Cardiff Open 3 TH supports the televisation of trials
2014-03-29 Cardiff Open 4 THW make development aid contingent on recipient countries maintaining substantial redistributive taxes
2014-03-29 Cardiff Open Open_Final THW make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence
2014-03-29 Copenhagen Mini Open 1 THW ban unpaid internships
2014-03-29 Copenhagen Mini Open 2 THW establish and monitor centres for animal prostitution
2014-03-29 Copenhagen Mini Open 3 THW heavily increase taxes on meat
2014-03-29 Copenhagen Mini Open Open_Final Given that a trade-off is required, THBT history education in post-conflict societies should focus on reconciliation at the cost of truth
2014-03-29 Heriott Watt Open 1 THBT the death of newspapers and print news media would be good for journalism
2014-03-29 Heriott Watt Open 2 TH regrets hookup apps
2014-03-29 Heriott Watt Open 3 in these cases MPs might be expelled from their party or denied promotion if they vote against the party. Occasionally a party will have a 'free vote' and MPs can vote as they like. Examples in the UK include the ban on fox hunting with dogs, votes on abortion, and the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Labour had a whipped vote in favour of same-sex marriage, whereas the Conservatives had a free vote. Motion: TH regrets free votes
2014-03-29 Heriott Watt Open 4 Murray Edwards, Newnham and Lucy Cavendish. 1,100 out of 17 000 students in women-only colleges (6%). In the university as a whole, the ratio of women to men is roughly 50:50. Motion: This house, as the University of Cambridge, would abolish women-only colleges
2014-03-29 Heriott Watt Open Open_Final The Conservative Party is the main centre-right party in the UK. The Conservative Party is wildly unpopular in Scotland with just one seat in Westminster Parliament, despite winning many seats in England. Polls of Scottish voters see them expressing economic and social views generally in line with the majority of UK voters. It has been proposed that the Conservative Party in Scotland split with UK Conservative Party. The new party would have an independent policy platform. Motion: In the event of a 'no' vote in the independence referendum, THBT the Scottish Conservative Party should split from the UK Conservative Party
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s 1 THW ban commercial surrogacy
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s 2 THW abandon the search for extraterrestrial life
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s 3 THW welcome a political union of Latin American states based on the ideals of the Bolivarian revolution
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s 4 THBT artists accrue no additional responsibilities/duties by virtue of becoming famous
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s 4 THW make ratification of peace agreements conditional on approval by a popular vote of women affected by the conflict
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s Open_Semis TH is a police officer operating in a democracy with a functional judicial system. THW use extra-legal methods in the investigation and apprehension of serious criminals
2014-03-28 National Maiden’s Open_Final In Margaret Atwood's novel Oryx and Crake there is a pill, which: (a) Protects the user against all sexually transmitted diseases (b) Provides unlimited libido and sexual prowess, along with a general sense of energy and well being (c) Acts as a 100% effective male and female birth control pill. All of the effects are irreversible and there are no other side effects. THW take the pill.
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien 1 Should media be banned from speculative or evaluative (judgmental) reporting during court cases?
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien 2 Should war memorials for fallen soldiers also offer equal recognition to soldiers from the other side?
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien 3 Should it be a duty to report recognised injustices committed by fellow citizens (Sollen es eine Pflicht geben, erkanntes Unrecht seiner Mitbürger zur Anzeige zu bringen?)
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien 4 Should Fracking be stimulated?
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien 5 (inkl. Factsheet) Should Austria counteract its Declaration of Neutrality?
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien Open_Semis Should state marriage be open for all relations between people?
2014-03-28 Zeit Debatte Wien Open_Final Should we accept the incorporation of Crimea into Russia?
2014-03-23 Southampton Open 1 THW offer drug and alcohol addicts substantial cash payments in return for agreeing to undergo sterilisation
2014-03-23 Southampton Open 2 THBT major news-media organisations should not interview people with views outside the consensus of the scientific community
2014-03-23 Southampton Open 3 THBT men should take no active role in the womens liberation movement
2014-03-23 Southampton Open 4 TH, as a developing state, would ignore all international patent and copyright treaties
2014-03-23 Southampton Open Open_Final A person's self-image is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quite resistant to change, that depicts not only details that are potentially available to objective investigation by others (height, weight, hair colour, biological sex, race etc.), but also items that have been learned by that person about himself or herself, either from personal experiences or by internalizing the judgments of others (gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc.) Motion: TH regrets the concept of self-image
2014-03-22 Exeter Open 1 THW bring back the Assisted Places Scheme (info)
2014-03-22 Exeter Open 2 THBT the feminist movement should actively participate in the production, distribution and consumption of pornography
2014-03-22 Exeter Open 3 TH regrets the rise of atheism as promoted by Richard Dawkins (in, for example, The God Delusion in which he argues that tolerance of religion damages society and individuals)
2014-03-22 Exeter Open 4 THW aggressively harass those who post online anonymous abuse
2014-03-22 Exeter Open Open_Final There is a city called Omelas where all the citizens live perfectly fulfilled and happy lives. Buildings are beautiful, crops are plentiful, there is no disease, no crime, and no sorrow of any kind. On the day they reach adulthood, every citizen is taken into the citadel, to a room in the basement. There, in the deepest dungeon, they find a child, malnourished and sick, chained against the wall, in the utmost misery a human being can endure. They know that if the child were comforted, if it were allowed to enjoy a solitary moment of happiness, that the beauty of the city above would crumble, and disease, crime and want would become a part of the peoples lives. For that reason, the child will never be allowed to leave by the city. Every citizen in Omelas knows it is there, and they have all agreed to live with it. Occasionally, a citizen, man or woman, young or old, will walk through the gate on the edge of the city. They will venture into the desert that surrounds the city for as far as can be seen, walk over the horizon, and never be seen or heard from again.They are known only as The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas. Motion: THW walk away.
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV 1 THBT schools should actively seek to instill a strong sense of patriotism
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV 2 THBT Western states should maintain travel bans on Modi in the event of his ascension to Prime Minister
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV 3 THW impose a quota ensuring that more than half of the London Metropolitan Police Service, across all ranks, is composed of people from ethnic minorities
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV 4 THW compel doctors to facilitate the deaths of consenting and competent patients.
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV Open_Final You are a Western Liberal democracy in a four-year long brutal and bloody war of attrition against an imperialistic dictatorship. Every Christmas, there is a football match between the two sides and a ceasefire. Attending the match are high ranking political and military persons of both sides, the killing of which would benefit greatly the other side. Motion: THW violate the ceasefire and kill the leaders.
2014-03-22 Liverpool IV ProAm_Final THBT Judges should take into account the socioeconomic circumstances of defendants
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) 1 Secondary schools should have a mandatory course in etiquette
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) 2 The Netherlands should give everyone over 14 the right to vote
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) 3 Dutch mayors should be elected
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) 4 Only people with a teaching degree should teach at universities in the Netherlands
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) Open_Semi_1 We should stop giving development aid.
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) Open_Semi_2 Polygamie should be legalised in the Netherlands
2014-03-22 NK Beleidsdebatteren (Dutch Policy Debate Championships) Open_Final Growing and selling cannabis should be made legal in the Netherlands
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open 1 In countries where prostitution is legal, THBT national health systems should cover services of sex workers for the disabled.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open 2 THBT feminists should not campaign against polygamy in the Islamic world.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open 3 THBT countries like Switzerland, that were neutral in WW II should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open 4 THW criminalise the public denial of evolution.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open 5 THBT the Western World should not portray ‘’The Great Explorers’’ (e.g. Christoph Columbus, Vasco da Gama) as heroes.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open Open_Semis THBT the US should covertly manipulate election results in South and Central America, in order to prevent the emergence of left wing governments.
2014-03-21 Arandjelovac Open Open_Final THB in right to bear arms
2014-03-21 DCU Open 1 This House Would Ban All Political Donations
2014-03-21 DCU Open 2 This House Would Establish Brothels on Military Bases
2014-03-21 DCU Open 3 This House Believes That it is Legitimate for Nations to Rewrite History Books in their Favour After a Time of War
2014-03-21 DCU Open 4 That This House, as Barack Obama, would use inception to plant socially progressive ideas in Vladimir Putin's dreams
2014-03-21 DCU Open 5 This House Believes That liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidise hymenoplasty
2014-03-21 DCU Open Open_Semis Info slide - Disgruntled with NSA spying on US citizens, two senators from opposing parties have introduced a bill banning companies in California from providing essential utility services to the agency – including cutting off its computer-cooling water supply. Motion: THW Support the Bill
2014-03-21 DCU Open Open_Final TH Welcomes the advent of extreme genetic advancements for humans
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 TH, as the North of England, would violently secede from the UK.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW allow people to ascertain their lifespan via the 'Bethesda' device.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 In a Battlestar Galactica-themed scenario (where humanity is drifting in space), THW ban abortion.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 TH supports feminist vigilante groups in India.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT when secession referenda are called, the nation that is being seceded from should get a chance to vote the smaller country out
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW create a market in internal organs
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 THBT all erroneous information used in debates should be penalised by judges
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 TH, as a wizard, would create a horcrux
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 1 THW force countries to invest in a global space program
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW require all businesses to be owned and run as cooperatives
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW ban the production, sale, and use of Poké Balls
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW enter the Matrix
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 TH supports unmanned aerial vehicles in warfare
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW introduce a UK constitution giving courts more power.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THBT parents should advise daughters against heavy drinking to avoid sexual assault.
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW eliminate copyright and patenting
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 TH, as Germany, would ban all emission vehicles by 2020
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 2 THW disproportionately teach colonialism in schools
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 TH regrets the rise of drinking initiations in universities
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 TH supports the marriage of Ron and Hermione
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW allow "Just following orders" as a defence
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW ban advertising
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW forcibly plug everyone into Nozick's experience machine
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 TH does not regret internet piracy
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 It is 2017. This house is the Out campaign. THW spread hyperbolised information and lies about the EU in order to win the referendum
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 THBT colonialism caused more good than harm
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 3 THW force men and women to take equal maternity and paternity leave
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 TH, as Marcus Brutus, would participate in the conspiracy to kill Caesar
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 TH prefers 'an eye for an eye' in modern society
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 TH welcomes the advent of emerging genetic enhancements on the human body
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 THBT feminists should oppose global capitalism
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 It is 1951, during the Korean War. TH, as the US, would aggressively nuke China
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW tie minimum wage increases to increases in the income of the 1%
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 THW institute a lottery system whereby Olympic ticket purchasers may be drafted in as athletes
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 In a world with superheroes, THW institute a superhero register
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open 4 There is a zombie outbreak where 1% of the world is infected. They are all kept in a pen at great expense. We have a vaccination, and the other 99% are vaccinated - they will not be zombified, but the 1% are still dangerous, and there is no cure. Motion: THW kill the 1%
2014-03-16 Royal Holloway Open Open_Final TH prefers the abolition of pornography to the nationalisation of pornography.
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup 1 THBT criminal defendants should only be allowed to use a state-funded attorney
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup 2 THW not grant lifetime achievement awards to artists when their morality is significantly put into question
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup 3 THW phase out fractional reserve banking
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup 4 TH opposes the popular trend which encourages people to “be themselves” despite the opinions of others
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup Open_Semis THW support a vigilante terrorist organisation combatting violence against women in African and the Middle East
2014-03-15 Bucharest Cup Open_Final TH supports compulsory fully privatised healthcare for people living above the poverty line
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup 1 Should the state provide drug checking options in all areas with higher than average drug use?
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup 2 Should all people be required to take a vaccination against human gene mutation (of the X-men variety) after birth?
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup 3 Should professional sports clubs be prohibited to seek national and international transfers of minors that are still in youth programs?
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup 4 Should closed prisons be abolished for all crimes in juvenile justice system?
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup Open_Semis Should there be an unconditional basic income?
2014-03-15 Reedhoven Cup Open_Final Should killing and feeding (Verfüttern) zoo animals for population control and consolidation of genetic diversity be banned?
2014-03-15 UCL IV 1 TH regrets the creation of shows like 'teen mom' and '16 and pregnant'
2014-03-15 UCL IV 2 TH supports Israel’s targeted assassinations of prominent members of Hamas
2014-03-15 UCL IV 3 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws at times of economic crisis
2014-03-15 UCL IV 4 THW require all isolated communities to have a rumspringa
2014-03-15 UCL IV Open_Semis TH welcomes the rise of anarcho-populism
2014-03-15 UCL IV Open_Final On the condition that gangs fulfil basic social needs (such as basic healthcare, education and sanitation), THW cease to combat the gangs and their trade in favelas
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 1 THW abolish spousal privilege
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 2 THBT authors who belong to historically oppressed peoples should only write in their native languages
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 3 THBT the feminist movement should campaign to deconstruct masculinity rather than mobilize masculinity to serve feminist goals
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 4 THBT states should not hold prisoners of war after a conflict's cessation.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 5 THR the rise of pop-cultural authories on what constitutes good sex.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 6 THW consider an academic's publicly stated political positions (e.g. blogs, tweets, editorials) in hiring, tenure and promotion decisions.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Quarters THBT all media organizations should be owned and run by journalists
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Semis TH supports the prominence of the American Dream in the national American discourse.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Finals TH, as the United States, would actively foment democratic unrest in China.
2014-03-11 Paris V French Debating Association Tournament Open_Semis Open_Semi_1 THBT the relationship between Britain and France is indeed a "Dear Conjunction"
2014-03-11 Paris V French Debating Association Tournament Open_Semis Open_Semi_2 THBT "Action is Eloquence" (Coriolanus)
2014-03-09 Pre-Pristina Open 1 THW ban advertising targeted at children
2014-03-09 Pre-Pristina Open 2 THW assassinate North Korean nuclear scientists
2014-03-09 Pre-Pristina Open Open_Final TH, as a high profile Kosovar football player, would choose to play for a national team fully recognised by FIFA instead of Kosovo
2014-03-08 Leeds Open 1 THW legally require the consent of artists for the resale and use of their art
2014-03-08 Leeds Open 2 TH supports The RMT's decision to strike (in protest at ticket office closures)
2014-03-08 Leeds Open 3 THBT the US and EU should apply economic sanctions to Russia unless there is a full withdrawal of troops from territorial Ukraine.
2014-03-08 Leeds Open 4 THW replace all means-tested benefits with a Universal Basic Income
2014-03-08 Leeds Open 5 THW abolish Oxford and Cambridge Universities
2014-03-08 Mainzer Debütanten Cup 1 Should religious education at school be abolished?
2014-03-08 Mainzer Debütanten Cup 2 Should we introduce mandatory quotas for media products from Europe in film, tv and radio?
2014-03-08 Mainzer Debütanten Cup 3 Should men be allowed to protest their legal duty to pay child support in writing if their partners decide against getting their written permission for abortion?
2014-03-08 Mainzer Debütanten Cup Open_Final Should the West cut all economic ties with Russia as long as it occupies Crimea?
2014-03-07 UL Open 1 THW legalise all drugs
2014-03-07 UL Open 2 THW ban all political parties
2014-03-07 UL Open 3 THB that in times of war, the state should conscript a military by means of a draft lottery
2014-03-07 UL Open 4 THW abolish the welfare state
2014-03-07 UL Open 5 THW open all borders
2014-03-07 UL Open Open_Semis TH regrets the demise of the Soviet Union
2014-03-07 UL Open Open_Final THB in the virtue of a disproportionate response
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 1 THBT NGOs/charities should not accept donations from organizations that contradict their aims
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 2 In situations where it's not possible to achieve both aims and the decision lies with the doctor, THBT doctors should prioritize prolonging life over the quality of that life
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 3 Ottakring is a neighbourhood with a high percentage of immigrants, particularly from former Yugoslavia.
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 4 THBT the US and the EU should support a Russian annexation of Crimea in exchange for an otherwise independent Ukraine
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 5 Assuming participants have consented freely and in full knowledge of the risks and possible consequences, THW allow its citizens to participate in the “Thirst Games”
2014-03-07 Vienna IV 6 TH supports nations marketing themselves as destinations for ‘good time tourism’ (for the purpose of this debate, good time tourism refers to every form of tourism that satisfies human desires and is generally forbidden in the West (prostitution, drugs)
2014-03-07 Vienna IV Open_Quarters Given a machine that can predict a person's life 95% accurately, THW not use it
2014-03-07 Vienna IV Open_Semis THBT media aimed at children should reject the "happily ever after" model and show a more realistic picture
2014-03-07 Vienna IV Open_Final THBT no state, in any situation, has the right to demand, encourage or promote its citizen to fight or die for their country
2014-03-03 Glasgow Women’s 1 THW abolish trial by jury
2014-03-03 Glasgow Women’s 2 THW allow UK broadcasters to be politically partisan in the reporting of current events
2014-03-03 Glasgow Women’s 3 THW allow parents to remove their children from specific classes at school (such as sports, religious studies, sex education and science) on moral, religious or political grounds
2014-03-03 Glasgow Women’s 4 THW never subject international treaties to popular referenda
2014-03-03 Glasgow Women’s Open_Final TH supports Barack Obama's 'Kill List'
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 1 THW compel doctors to report suspected cases of domestic abuse to the police
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 2 THBT football associations should require clubs to be majority owned by their fans
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 3 THW legalise entrapment
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 4 THBT the EU should give automatic membership to states that have seceded from current member states
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients 5 THW not afford religious identity the same level of anti-discrimination protection as inborn traits (such as race, gender and sexuality)
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients Open_Semis THBT that the UN Security Council should sanction companies that buy 'booty futures' from rebel movements
2014-03-01 Glasgow Ancients Open_Final TH supports the rise of online communities that aggressively police ideological purity within the feminist movement
2014-03-01 Helsinki Mini 1 THBT feminists should endorse conscripting women in the Finnish army rather than abolishing conscription
2014-03-01 Helsinki Mini 2 TH as Russia supports partitioning Ukraine
2014-03-01 Helsinki Mini 3 THW ban male circumcision
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) 1 It is 5 July 1914. THW, as the German Reich, issue the Austrian-Hungarian empire a “blank check” on how to deal with the conflict with Serbia
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) 2 It is the end of the year 1862. THW, as Abraham Lincoln, give up on the demand to abolish slavery, provided it would help end the Civil War
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) 3 It is February of the year 44 before Christ. THW, as Brutus, join the conspiracy group of Cassius that aims to murder Caesar
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) 4 It is the beginning of 1961. THW, as the USA, seek a mutual neutrality pact with Cuba.
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) Open_Semis It is the fall of 1923. THW, as the Western allied forced, let Germany repay ful reparations.
2014-03-01 Marburger Geschichte Turnier (History Tournament) Open_Final It is 1990 shortly before German reunification. THW, as the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, select the DDR anthem “Auferstanden aus Ruinen” (Risen from Ruins) as the new national anthem for a reunited Germany
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open 1 THW ban the screening and production of films depicting current or recent conflicts
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open 2 TH supports the Iraqi Government’s policy of paying citizens rewards to kill jihadist insurgents
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open 3 TH regrets the rise and dominance of social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) in Western Liberal Democracies.
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open 4 THBT developing countries should establish Charter Cities
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open Open_Semis THBT the ICC should hire mercenaries to capture indicted individuals and put them on trial at The Hague
2014-03-01 Nottingham Open Open_Final THBT convicted criminals should be allowed to raise their children in prison
2014-03-01 Tallaight IV 1 THW legalise simulated child pornography
2014-03-01 Tallaight IV 2 THW, when casting minority characters (e.g. racial minorities, LGBTs, people with disabilities etc.) would only cast actors from that same minority
2014-03-01 Tallaight IV 3 TH, when testing life-extending treatments for terminally ill patients, would not use control groups
2014-03-01 Tallaight IV 4 THBT Pakistan should not engage in peace talks with the Taliban
2014-03-01 Tallaight IV Open_Final You are a scientist working at CERN. Working alone one night, you make an accidental breakthrough in your research that will allow humanity to travel through time. You are alone in the lab and the odds of someone else making the same accidental breakthrough are non-existent. Motion: THW destroy its research
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 1 THW prohibit religious organizations from speaking out against homosexuality
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 2 THBT states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 3 THBT it is in Russia's interest to annex the Crimea
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 4 THBT the Black Rights Movement should oppose the appropriation of the Confederate flag by black public figures. (Info slide: Kanye West recently released a clothing line which featured the Confederate flag. The Confederate flag was the flag used by the pro-slavery southern US states in the American Civil War. The American Civil War was a conflict over the use of black slaves. The flag is still used by various groups, including white supremacists in the US.)
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 5 THBT developing countries should support commercial surrogacy (Info slide: Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries a child for another person or couple)
2014-02-28 Budapest Open Open_Semis TH opposes the sympathetic and humanizing portrayal of Nazi soldiers in popular media
2014-02-28 Budapest Open Open_Final THW suspend elections in countries with very high levels of government debt
2014-02-28 Irish Times Final Open_Final THBT the Irish Political System has served the People well
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) 1 THW not allow religious proselytization in the developing world.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) 2 TH, as the US, would grant amnesty to Edward Snowden.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) 3 THW not allow athletes who commit violent crimes to return to their sport upon the ending of their sentence.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) 4 TH opposes embedded journalists in the military.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) 5 TH supports the rise of sexually assertive female pop stars.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) Open_Semis THS the public outing of gay public figures.
2014-02-28 Leubke Cup (@ Brock University) Open_Finals TH, with hindsight, support the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
2014-02-22 Leiden Open 1 THBT the governments of developing nations should actively encourage slum tourism
2014-02-22 Leiden Open 2 TH, as a critic, would advise the public not to consume works of music, film and art produced by artists that you deem morally reprehensible, regardless of the artistic merit of their work
2014-02-22 Leiden Open 3 There have been successful experiments with citizens actively involved in the rehabilitation process of ex-convicts by, for example, hosting them in their house, or building supportive relationships with them. In these programmes, the state ensured adequate financial and professional assistance. The participation in these programmes by citizens and ex-convicts has always been voluntary. Motion: THW randomly select citizens to actively assist in the rehabilitation process of ex-convicts, and make participation mandatory for those citizens
2014-02-22 Leiden Open 4 THBT the state should make funding for political parties proportionate to the number of members from low-income brackets in those parties
2014-02-22 Leiden Open 5 THW nationalise prostitution
2014-02-22 Leiden Open Novice_Final Some awards in literature, theater, film, sports, etc. are granted only to people from specific minorities (NAACP awards) Motion: TH as a nominee of such an award would not accept it.
2014-02-22 Leiden Open Open_Semis Some academic and cultural institutions have a practice of awarding prizes that recognise the achievements of members of minority groups. For example, “Muslim Student Achievement Award” or “African American Writer of the Year”. Motion:THB it is legitimate for states to deny residence or asylum to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values
2014-02-22 Leiden Open Open_Final THBT the Catholic church should make absolution for those who have committed a crime conditional upon them handing themselves into the police.
2014-02-22 Manchester IV 1 THBT US media should not report any details about school shootings beyond the fact that they happened
2014-02-22 Manchester IV 2 THBT all international peacekeeping operations in Africa should be carried out solely by African troops.
2014-02-22 Manchester IV 3 Info slide - Menstrual activism is a movement which seeks to examine social attitudes towards menstruation through artistic performances such as wearing menstrual blood. Motion: TH supports menstrual activism.
2014-02-22 Manchester IV 4 THW ban holocaust denial
2014-02-22 Manchester IV ESL_Final THW support a strict disciplinarian education system, as long as it makes students perform better
2014-02-22 Manchester IV Novice_Final TH regrets the use of nationalism by colonial liberation movements (e.g. the Indian National Congress, Sinn Fein).
2014-02-22 Manchester IV Open_Quarters TH supports the creation of women only economic zones in Saudi Arabia
2014-02-22 Manchester IV Open_Semis THB African-American civil rights organisations should condemn capitalism
2014-02-22 Manchester IV Open_Final The technology exists to allow people to selectively erase their memories without any physical side effects. Motion: THW allow individuals to selectively erase their own memories
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Quarters_Partial THBT the LGBT movement should stop using the concept of “gay pride”
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semis THBT the international community has a duty to protect human rights, if necessary by military means, even in violation of the principle of national sovereignty
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semi_1 TH applauds the social pressure on teenage girls to initiate promiscuous sexual activity;
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semi_2 THW create a small network of public schools accessible only to students with outstanding academic backgrounds
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semi_3 When father of a fetus favours abortion and this is not carried out, THW allow him to excuse himself from any responsibility for the child;
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semi_4 THW reduce VAT tax on goods and services provided for by small businesses in order to combat the black (parallel) economy
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Semi_5 THB in the primacy of serving others as opposed to seeking one’s own happiness
2014-02-21 Tornadu Open_Final THBT young Portuguese should recognize the existence of a generational struggle (with divergent and conflicting interests between generations) and prepare to win
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi 1 THW allow adoption agencies to guarantee to biological parents that their child will not be adopted by a same-sex couple
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi 2 THW allow euthanasia for patients suffering from dementia (and therefore legally incapable) who have signed an advance directive (request for euthanasia) Info
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi 3 THW provide all citizens a basic income at the poverty line without setting any requirements
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi 4 THW require all schools that teach religion to discuss militant atheism at an equal footing with all major religions.
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi 5 THW make the exploitation of brothels a state monopoly
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Novice_Final THW split Belgium into separate parts
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Open_Quarters THW choose its Prime Minister through direct elections
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Open_Semis THW liberate slaves in Mauritania with a military intervention
2014-02-15 Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi Open_Final THW take Dutch citizenship away from any criminal with a double nationality and would extradite these criminals to the other country they hold citizenship of
2014-02-15 Irish Times Debates Open_Semis Open_Semi_1 THW commemorate the First World War
2014-02-15 Irish Times Debates Open_Semis Open_Semi_2 THW condemn the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
2014-02-15 Irish Times Debates Open_Semis Open_Semi_3 THBT the Constitution of Ireland has served the country well
2014-02-15 Irish Times Debates Open_Semis Open_Semi_4 THW introduce Mandatory Organ Donation
2014-02-15 LSE Open 1 THBT Governments should not assist in the rebuilding of disaster prone areas
2014-02-15 LSE Open 2 TH regrets the existence of critic or professionally determined film awards, including the Academy Awards, Palme D'Or, and Sight and Sound's Top 10
2014-02-15 LSE Open 3 THBT it is the West's interest for long term Brent Crude Oil prices to fall below US$60 per barrel. Info
2014-02-15 LSE Open 4 THBT the LGBT movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
2014-02-15 LSE Open 5 THB European Football leagues should aggressively redistribute income from successful to less successful domestic clubs
2014-02-15 LSE Open ESL_Semis THBT the states of the Western Balkans should ban positive depictions of indicted or convicted war criminals
2014-02-15 LSE Open ESL_Final THW financially incentivise interracial and interfaith marriage
2014-02-15 LSE Open Open_Quarters THW criminalise its citizens from fighting in foreign conflicts
2014-02-15 LSE Open Open_Semis THB that majority liberal supreme courts should actively misapply constitutions in order to advance progressive rights
2014-02-15 LSE Open Open_Final TH regrets Jiyas use of the Burka (info video)
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates 1 THW directly elect public representatives by random lottery
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates 2 THW remove all restrictions on sexual activities between mutually consenting adults
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates 3 THW abolish trial by jury in criminal cases
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates 4 THBT former colonial powers should not be involved in peacekeeping and nation-building in their former colonies
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates 5 THW choose to believe in a god or gods
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates Open_Semis THBT when awarding artistic achievement, all aspects of the artist's personal lives should be ignored
2014-02-14 Irish National Law Debates Open_Final THBT the use of violence to advance the cause of disenfranchised sexual minorities and women in Russia is legitimate
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) 1 THW ban religious and ethnic parties from running for election in developing democracies
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) 2 TH regrets the commercialization and mainstream popularization of grafitti.
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) 3 THBT NATO should maintain a standing army to which all members must commit a minimum number of troops.
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) 4 The “court of public opinion” refers to situations in which individuals are accused of wrongdoing, defended, and informally tried within public discourse rather than a court of law, and are subsequently treated differently based on society’s verdict(s). For example, Woody Allen is currently being tried within the court of public opinion. TH prefers a society with an active court of public opinion to one without.
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) 5 THW ban employers from creating contracts which prohibit employees from expressing their political views publicly.
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) Open_Semis THBT it is in the interest of minority rights groups (e.g. LGBTQ, women, racial minorities) to join forces in common protest rather than separately advocate for the individual interests.
2014-02-14 North American Women's (@ McGill University) Open_Finals Through NSA spy networks, this House - being the US gov't - has determined that the largest of several Ukrainian opposition groups (USAR) is imminently launching a violent coup against the Ukrainian government. THW warn the Ukrainian government.
2014-02-09 Reading No-Notes Open 1 THW Prevent men from running for elected office for a period of two terms.
2014-02-09 Reading No-Notes Open 2 THW Ban any and all participation in faith healing.
2014-02-09 Reading No-Notes Open 3 THW Allow and enforce prenuptial agreements that punish infidelity.
2014-02-09 Reading No-Notes Open 4 TH, as the Conservative party, would condemn the portrayal of Romanians and Bulgarians in the tabloids
2014-02-09 Reading No-Notes Open Open_Final This House Believes that NATO Should Launch a Retaliatory Nuclear Strike.
2014-02-08 Dutch Mace 1 THW allow companies to pay higher wages to employees who agree not to have children during their term of employment.
2014-02-08 Dutch Mace 2 THW only give out scholarships on the basis of academic potential.
2014-02-08 Dutch Mace 3 THB the West should make use of its imperialist power.
2014-02-08 Dutch Mace Open_Final THW ban such a machine.
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 1 THW allow employees to sign a contract to give up their right to have children in exchange for a higher salary
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 2 THBT developing nations should no longer sell land to foreign companies
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 3 THW make the weight of votes proportional to a person’s expected remain lifespan
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 4 TH supports the use of violent protest to topple oppressive regimes
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 5 THW restrict CEOs from annually earning more than 12 times the salary of his or her lowest-paid employee
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland Open_Semis TH, as the Catholic Church, would vote in the Pope through a referendum amongst all Church-going Catholics when electing a new Pope, rather than amongst Cardinals
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland Open_Final THBT the State should pay to each and every citizen 15,000 pounds per year unconditionally
2014-02-08 Lancaster IV 1 THBT schools should prioritise the teaching of modern literature over classical literature.
2014-02-08 Lancaster IV 2 THBT the west should give substantial extra non-conditional aid packages to countries that have large illegal narcotics exports.
2014-02-08 Lancaster IV 3 TH, as Edward Snowden, regrets publishing the NSA files.
2014-02-08 Lancaster IV 4 THBT celebrities should be banned from making political statements.
2014-02-08 Lancaster IV Open_Final TH, as a scientist who has developed a compound which when ingested causes a person to become bisexual, would infect the global water supply with the compound.
2014-02-01 NorthAms (@ Carleton University) 1 THW make voting power depreciate with age.
2014-02-01 NorthAms (@ Carleton University) 2 THBT signatories to the Kyoto protocol should institute economic sanctions against nations that refuse to sign
2014-02-01 NorthAms (@ Carleton University) 3 THBT art depicting historical atrocities should depict them in their full brutality.
2014-02-01 NorthAms (@ Carleton University) 4 THW ban advertising that objectifies women.
2014-02-01 Warwick IV 1 THW require those claiming Job Seekers' Allowance to undertake community service
2014-02-01 Warwick IV 2 TH supports public funding of blasphemous art
2014-02-01 Warwick IV 3 THW abolish academic journals and make all academic research freely available to the public online
2014-02-01 Warwick IV 4 TH supports the formation of vigilante groups in high crime areas of Mexico
2014-02-01 Warwick IV Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should issue an executive order suspending all state bans on gay marriage
2014-02-01 Warwick IV Open_Final TH, as a wealthy individual, rather than paying the full rate of tax, would avoid taxation in order to donate to charity, according to his/her own moral preferences
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi 1 We should be able to fire (Rabobank) Board members that were responsible for fraud, without a severance bonus.
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi 2 Bitcoins should become the official currency in the Netherlands
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi 3 Health insurances should be allowed to refuse medicines on the basis of their costs
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi 4 The availability/sales of pyrotechnics/fireworks should be limited (This article and this one give appropriate background info)
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi Open_Semi_1 Assad should win
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi Open_Semi_2 Dutch athletes should boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics
2014-01-25 Brabants Debattoernooi Open_Final People in Groningen should stop complaining (probably referring to gas drilling in the province)
2014-01-25 York IV 1 THW create drug provison centres to provide all adults with unlimited quantities of free heroin and cocaine, exclusively for on site consumption.
2014-01-25 York IV 2 In a world in which the Z-gene exists, THW require that mutants be constantly monitored by the state from birth.
2014-01-25 York IV 3 THBT the Labour Party should end its affiliation with trade unions.
2014-01-25 York IV 4 THBT schools should attempt to indoctrinate school children with the belief that they are personally culpable for death, poverty and abject misery in the developing world.
2014-01-25 York IV Open_Semis THBT the Syrian National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army should offer to end the Syrian Civil War and share power in a short term transitional government led by Bashar al-Assad
2014-01-25 York IV Open_Final THBT comedians who cross the line of public offence do more harm than good
2014-01-24 Trinity IV 1 THBT feminists should condemn the practice of monogamy
2014-01-24 Trinity IV 2 THBT resource-rich developing nations should severely restrict the extraction and sale of natural resources
2014-01-24 Trinity IV 3 THBT Japanese leaders are legitimate in visiting the Yasukuni Shrine
2014-01-24 Trinity IV 4 THB the NAACP should not seek a post-racial society
2014-01-24 Trinity IV Open_Quarters THB the Irish state should pay reparations to all female citizens who lived during the period in which Magdalene Laundries were operational
2014-01-24 Trinity IV Open_Semis THW teach children to question authority, even if it undermines discipline in the classroom
2014-01-24 Trinity IV Open_Final TH rejects the legitimacy of the state
2014-01-23 Paris V 1.1 THW stop state funding of the arts
2014-01-23 Paris V 1.2 THW "Live as if you were to die tomorrow"
2014-01-23 Paris V 1.3 THW use force to make peace
2014-01-23 Paris V 2.1 THBT the bare necessities are enough
2014-01-23 Paris V 2.2 THBT we should fear Google
2014-01-23 Paris V 2.3 THBT privacy is an illusion
2014-01-23 Paris V 2.4 THW not have children
2014-01-23 Paris V 2.5 THBT anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.1 THW always choose style over substance
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.2 THBT bad government comes from too much government
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.3 THBT men have become the tools of their tools
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.4 THBT science will save us
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.4 THW emigrate
2014-01-23 Paris V 3.5 THW tell the whole truth
2014-01-23 Paris V 4.1 THBT work is overrated
2014-01-23 Paris V 4.2 THB in free speech
2014-01-23 Paris V 4.3 THBT parents are corrupted by children
2014-01-23 Paris V 4.4 THBT imagination is better than knowledge
2014-01-23 Paris V 4.5 THBT whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect
2014-01-18 Irish Times Debates Round 2 1 TH condemns the actions of Edward Snowden
2014-01-18 Irish Times Debates Round 2 2 THW remove all restrictions on freedom of speech
2014-01-18 London Pro-Am IV 1 If the tech to do so were available, THW allow disabled parents to ensure their children are born with their disabilities
2014-01-18 London Pro-Am IV 2 TH, as the Pope and the Vatican council, would liquidate all the Vatican's assets and distribute them to charity
2014-01-18 London Pro-Am IV 3 THW create a scheme to aggressively encourage university graduates to marry and reproduce
2014-01-18 London Pro-Am IV 4 TH regrets the 'fat pride' movement
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open 1 THW require that government ministers be highly qualified and experienced experts in their policy areas
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open 2 THBT the EU should lift its ban on exporting sedatives used in lethal injections to the USA
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open 3 THBT the Conservative Party should form an electoral pact with the UK Independence Party for the 2015 general election
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open 4 THBT hacking is a legitimate form of protest against large corporations
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open Open_Semis THBT all states should adopt the Flemish system of university admissions
2014-01-11 Nottingham Trent Open Open_Final THBT the British education system should aim to give students from all backgrounds a high level of familiarity with the cultural knowledge prized by white, upper and middle class elites
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden 1 THW make graduates of state universities, who become stay-at-home “parents” (Hausfrauen oder Hausmänner), retrospectively pay their study fees (normally free).
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden 2 THW offer immigrants who cannot claim welfare benefits in Germany a loan for “livelihood/existence costs” that they would have to repay after five years
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden 3 THBT parents should monitor the electronic communications of their children, for example by installing spyware, requiring their children to give them their passwords, or reading browser histories
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden 4 THW provide strong financial support to families who decide to bring a foetus with Down syndrom to term and raise it by themselves
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden 5 THBT attacks on military targets, in which many civilian victims can be expected, are legitimate
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden Open_Semis THW allow people to insure themselves against fines
2014-01-10 Zeit Debatte Dresden Open_Final TH, as an athlete with sight on a medal at the Olympic Games in Sotchi, would publicly promote LGBT rights during the Games
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 1 THR the commercialization of religious holidays.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 2 THBT universities should ban all fraternities and sororities.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 3 TH, as the Mexican government, would end its war against the drug cartels.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 4 THR the use of feminism as an advertising tactic.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 5 THW ban all youth wings of political parties in developing countries.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV 6 THBT protesters should not use memorials as sites for protest.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV Novice_Finals THS a lower income tax for women than men.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV Open_Quarters THP Facebook's policy of only removing content that users report as objectionable to a policy where Facebook itself independently determines restrictions on content.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV Open_Semis THBT all information marked as classified by governments should become available to the public within 50 years.
2014-01-01 Brandeis IV Open_Finals THW allow communities to vote to suspend police supervision.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 1 THBT the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas (schools of Islamic study) throughout the Islamic world
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 2 THW allow first-time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them in place of a prison sentence
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 3 TH regrets the rise of a 'hookup culture' (one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 4 THBT developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for elected office
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 5 THBT the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the interests of the small and medium-sized negotiating countries.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 6 THW make the receipt of welfare payments to raise children conditional on the use of long-term, but reversible, contraception
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 7 THBT government agencies that regulate drugs should only test whether a drug is safe, not whether it is effective, before approving it for public use.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 8 THBT NATO should unconditionally offer membership to the states of the former Soviet Union, excluding Russia
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 9 TH regrets the commodification of indigenous cultures
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 EFL_Semis THBT the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 EFL_Final THBT multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chain
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Quarters THW remove all copyright protection for material deemed to be morally objectionable
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Semis THBT Pope Francis should publicly encourage Catholics to support radically redistributive government policies
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Final THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Partial_Double_Octos THW abolish gated communities in the developing world
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Octos THBT Japan should shame its soldiers who participated in WWII, including those who did not commit war crimes themselves
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Quarters THW auction off the long-term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Semis THBT women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia, such as waxing and labiaplasty
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Final THBT India should adopt aggressive free market policies.
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