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Date Tournament Round Motion
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 1 THBT International Sporting events should remain depoliticised
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 1 THBT parents pushing their children into playing any heavy contact sport should count as child abuse.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 1 TH, as an Indian WWE fan, regrets the WWE title reign of Jinder Mahal.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT the portrayal of "autistic genius" characters in media do more harm than good. (Example: The leading autistic doctor in "The Good Doctor")
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 2 TH, as an east Asian, regrets the rising popularity of K-Pop.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT it is morally permissible to consume art regardless of the artists' personal background.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 3 THS the professionalisation of not-for-profit organisations
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 3 THW ban all further research in gene-alteration
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 3 THS the use of data as currency
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 4 THP auteur theory to death of the author.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 4 THP a world where history is taught through first person accounts rather than text books.
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 4 THW make all books free access after 10 years from their release
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 5 THR national referendums being used as a means to make political decisions
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 5 THBT Democrats should adopt Popularism
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate 5 THW make voting compulsory
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THBT the Insulate Britain protests have done more harm than good
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THW make farming subsidies contingent on the adoption of Green farming practices
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THR the developing nations' claim to "Right to burn"
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi In areas with low levels of social mobility, THW allow the establishment of company towns
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THO government expenditure in the NARCL
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THW replace agricultural subsidies with direct benefits transfers
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Final TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. crossing yourself, wearing hijabs, kippahs or other articles of faith, posting on social media, publicly attending mass, synagogues etc.)
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THW ban religious centers from opening addiction rehab centers
2021-11-20 AUDP Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THBT religions should promise reward in the afterlife as opposed to promising material reward in this life, with both outcomes contingent on faithful practice
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 1 THBT Indian players opting to primarily play in the IPL has done more harm than good for the Indian nation cricketing team.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 2 In emerging democracies, THW cap the maximum number of seats in a parliament that a political party can get.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 3 THBT feminist groups should refrain from claiming that women who oppose feminism are operating under false consciousness.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 4 THBT copyright has done more harm than good for artists.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 5 THBT public universities should consider the political beliefs of professors in hiring and tenure decisions in order to ensure ideological representation.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 Novice_Semi TH, as new immigrants, Would prioritise the preservation of their traditional culture in the household over assimilating to the new culture
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 Novice_Final THW allow companies to buy the rights to economicallly failing cities
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 Open_Quarter TH as the US would ease the sanctions imposed on Venezuela
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 Open_Semi Assuming free consent was given, THW permits people to participate in the Octopus Game.
2021-11-20 DTU PD 2021 Open_Final THP expositional storytelling in fiction, as opposed to interpretive
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 1 THBT historically oppressed communities should heavily prioritise teaching values of individualism to their children
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 2 THW build social housing in high wealth areas
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 3 THS the increasaed academisation of education
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 4 THR the cancellation of the European Super League
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 5 THW heavily tax corporations which automate their workforce
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 ESL_Final THP a world where this machine exists
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 Open_Quarter In post-colonial states, THBT education (e.g. history curricula) should graphically and exclusively focus on the negative impact of colonialism
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 Open_Semi THO "stock market populism"
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 Open_Final THW remove the chip
2021-11-20 Durham IV 2021 ProAm_Final THP a world in which people believed in the Epicurean model of happiness
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 1 THR the narrative that mainstream social movements should refrain from being aggressive and antagonistic in fighting against injustice
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 2 THBT post conflict states should suspend the doctrine of command responsibility in the prosecution of war criminals
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 3 TH, as an up and coming lawyer from a minority background, would choose to be an 'adversarial lawyer' instead of a 'moral activist' lawyer
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 4 THBT liberal democracies should only bail out/provide financial aid to companies in exchange for a majority ownership of their shareholding
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 5 TH, as leaders of marginalized minority groups, would urge respective communities to partake in greater social integration at the expense of sustaining unique cultural attributes
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 6 THBT leftist political parties in developing democracies should prioritise running ordinary working class citizens over career politicians from established political families in elections
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 Open_Quarter THP a world where all religious deities are seen as morally fallible
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 Open_Semi THBT federal governments of countries in ongoing civil conflict should offer violent insurgent groups control of land in exchange for stopping their insurgency
2021-11-19 Sydnery AWDC 2021 Open_Final TH, as the environmental movement, would prioritise advocating for the return of land rights to indigenous people as their primary environmental protection strategy
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 1 THBT LGBTQ+ movement in East Asia should actively criticize Danmei, rather than co-opting them
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 2 THW abolish crisis pregnancy centers
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 3 THBT all former colonial countries should completely open their borders to their former colonies
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 4 THR the mass deregulation of the financial sector
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 Open_Semi In cases where laws are repealed or are found to be unconstitutional, THW pay reparations to individuals convicted under those laws.
2021-11-13 Asia Queer Open 2.0 2021 Open_Final THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 1 THBT the trend towards the institutionalization of art has done more harm than good
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 2 THW introduce racial quotas for healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, doctors)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the commercialisation of reproduction (e.g. sale of ova, commercial surrogacy)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 4 THBT South American countries should no longer co-operate with the USA's "War on Drugs"
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 5 THBT national legislatures should apportion electoral representation by age group, rather than geographical area
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Quarter In response to the 2021 Belarus–European Union border crisis, THBT NATO should deploy additional active duty troops to their member states in Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Semi THP a world where religious beliefs and teachings are not codified into scripture or doctrine
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Final THO transhumanism
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 1 THW ban research into automated treatments of mental health conditions.
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 1 THS universities treating students as customers
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 1 THW ban public universities from patenting technology they develop.
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 2 THR the rise of social media as being the primary source of news
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 2 THR social media algorithms that uniquely personalise content for each consumer.
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 2 THBT states should tax social media platforms for the social costs of their use (breach of privacy, healthcare costs, misinformation/incitement to violence)
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 3 THS Citizenship by Investment programmes
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 3 THBT states should incentivise people to invest in their leisure rather than economic productivity (Ex- More paid leaves for the workers, no overworking hours)
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 3 In developing countries, THBT pension funds should be mandated to invest in financing development infrastructure
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 4 THO the use of recidivism models while deciding penalties
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 4 TH, as India, would grant minority communities independent courts
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 4 THW grant minority communities with independent courts standing to prosecute all cases involving members of their community, regardless of location
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 5 THBT wealthy people from marginalized communities should not be subject to inheritance and estate tax
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 5 THBT the state should exclusively focus on rectifying current inequalities to the exclusion of compensating for historical injustices
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 5 This House would abolish the private ownership of housing in major metropolitan areas.
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Semi THBT the ICC should allow for the prosecution of ecocide
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Semi THS government policies that pay rural landowners to keep land undeveloped
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Semi THO attempts to "green" renewable resources
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Final THP a world where political discourse does not include discussions of any candidate’s personal experiences or character
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Final TH, as a collective of budding first-generation politicians, will prioritise political opportunism over ideological leanings
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Novice_Final THR the glorification of 'benevolent' dictators (e.g Lee Kuan Yiew of Singapore)
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Quarter TH (WHO) W ban bilateral vaccine deals
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Quarter TH (as the UN) will actively fund this organization in the attempt to bring back foreigners who want to quit ISIS.
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Quarter THO states offering to make reparations through the acceptance of refugees
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Semi THBT hiring paid protestors is a legitimate way to promote a cause
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Semi TH, as women from privileged backgrounds, will turn down benefits arising from affirmative action programmes
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Semi THBT criticism of ableist language has done more harm than good for activism
2021-11-12 19th Annual Premchand Debates 2021 Open_Final THP glory over a modest, anonymous life
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 1 THBT environmental movements should actively embrace climate philanthropy
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 2 THBT that post-conflict should venerate violent and militant revolutionaries as heroes
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 3 THP to live as a support rather than a carry
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 4 In cases of budget deficits, THBT national governments in developing countries should adopt a policy that pursues public-private partnership (PPP) as opposed to domestic and/or foreign borrowing to fund its big ticket projects
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 Open_Quarter THR the popularity of redemption arcs in media (e.g., Nebula, Negan Smith, Theon Greyjoy)
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 Open_Semi THBT the Biden administration should compensate migrant families affected by the Trump administration's border separation policy
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 Open_Final THBT international organizations should make development aid conditional upon the adoption of a Feminist Foreign Policy in countries with high Gender Inequality Index
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 Schools_Semi THR the popularity of multimedia franchises (e.g. Star Wars, Marvel Universe, DC Universe)
2021-11-06 7th Visayas University Debate Championship 2021 Schools_Final In post-colonial states, THW deprioritize the internationalization of the academic curriculum of higher education institutions (HEIs) in favor of decolonization
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 1 In places where they exist, THW end all state-run gifted education programs for primary and secondary students
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 2 THW draft dodge
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 3 Assuming feasibility, THW adopt 'whole life desert' considerations for criminal sentences.
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 4 THO the EU's decision to cut funding given to member states as a penalty for passing policies deemed to be against 'EU values'
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 5 THR the practice of religiously obliged alms-giving (e.g. Zakat, tithing, maaser, dana)
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 ESL_Final THBT it is in France's interests to distance itself from former French protectorates in West Africa
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 Open_Quarter THR the increasing popularity of buy-now-pay-later services eg Afterpay, Affirm, Klarna, etc
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 Open_Semi THBT the Pakistani government should not have signed the deal with the TLP
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 Open_Final THS ‘lie flat' ('tang ping' 躺平) culture
2021-11-06 Doxbridge V 2021 Schools_Final TH, as a parent, would raise their child to have a pessimistic outlook on life
2021-11-06 Luzon IV TH, as the Phillipines, would impose a four day work week with a maximum 8 hours per day
2021-11-06 Luzon IV 1 THS the active use of religious messaging by progressives to advance their political interests
2021-11-06 Luzon IV 2 THW ban financial service institutions from refusing service to industries perceived as immoral (for example, Mastercard refusing service to OnlyFans)
2021-11-06 Luzon IV 3 THBT the UN Security Council should pass the Russia/China resolution
2021-11-06 Luzon IV 4 In post-conflict contexts, THP the creation of art with messages of unity and inspiration, rather than art that seeks to depict previous or current suffering
2021-11-06 Luzon IV 5 TH, as neurodiversity activists, would highlight the successes of neurodivergent people, rather than their unique struggles
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Novice_Semi THBT university council representatives should not take vocal positions on national politics.
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Novice_Final THW abdicate our throne to become a Bishop
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Open_Octa THBT prisoners of war should cooperate with their captors in exchange for bettering their conditions in captivity
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Open_Quarter THS corporate neutrality
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Open_Semi THP decentralized crypto-currencies (eg, Bitcoin) to replace state currencies (eg, the rupee, the Euro)
2021-11-06 Luzon IV Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THP the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation committee for the crimes committed under martial law rather than pursuing punitive mechanisms (i.e. lawsuit) against the Marcoses and their cronies
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 1 THP a world where university fees are paid after students are employed as a proportion of their incomes, rather than a fee paid prior to receiving an education.
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 2 THBT multi-ethnic and religious societies should have uniform, secular civil codes.
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 3 THBT animal rights advocacy should be targeted at people to change their preference for meat, rather than at corporations/businesses to adopt close meat substitutes (e.g., convincing restaurants to sell plant-based meat, funding research into cell-based meat alternatives).
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 4 THW abolish inclusionary zoning requirements
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 5 THBT the feminist movement should use call-ins rather than call-outs while engaging with self-identified feminist peers.
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 Open_PreSemi THBT India should give farmers direct benefit transfers rather than farm subsidies (e.g., fertilizer subsidies, MSP).
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 Open_Semi THBT the US should attempt to aggressively contain China’s capacity to build AI systems (e.g., by limiting China’s ability to skill and retain computer scientists, attract US capital into Chinese AI companies, or access parts needed to build AI systems where the US has significant market share, such as semiconductors).
2021-11-05 Satyam Jha Memorial ProAm Debate 2021 Open_Final THBT Lok Sabha should adopt proportional representation
2021-11-01 The Grand Spar November 2021 1 THP leaderless social movements
2021-11-01 The Grand Spar November 2021 2 THR the practice of religiously obliged alms-giving (e.g. Zakat, tithing, maaser, dana)
2021-11-01 The Grand Spar November 2021 3 THW agressively fund the research into human cloning
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 1 THBT military non-interventionism and military isolationism are in the interest of the USA.
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 2 THBT that governments of multi-religious societies should prohibit politicians using religious expressions in political discussion
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 3 THBT local municipalities in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 4 THBT feminist movement should adopt a dominant pro-capitalist stance in its policies and advocacy
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 5 THBT WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 Open_Semi THBT the CCP should bailout Evergrande
2021-10-30 Astana Open 2021 Open_Final THP a world with Vulcan Stoic Philosophy as the dominant narrative
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 1 When medical resources are highly limited, THW prioritise the vaccinated
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 2 THS the glamourization of alternative construction housing by mass media and influencers (e.g. shipping container homes, 3D-printed concrete, off-site prefab, etc.)
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 3 This House believes that democratic states should adopt debt ceilings
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 4 THBT environmental activists should advocate for nuclear power.
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 5 THO the narrative that parents should prioritise the interests of their children over their own
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 6 TH prefers a world where the conception of an after-life is centred around divine grace, as opposed to karmic balance
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 ESL_Final THBT developing countries should adopt English as the primary language of instruction in schools
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 Novice_Final TH regrets the commercialisation of social movements (e.g. the inclusion of pop cultural icons, financial and corporate sponsorship etc.)
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 Open_Semi THW tax telecoms companies for lack of use of spectrum they own.
2021-10-29 HWS IV 2021 Open_Final THR the narrative that democracy is the only legitimate form of governance.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 1 THBT unless digital security is ensured, all databasing efforts must be halted/paused
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 1 THR the characterisation of technology as a 'panacea' of all issues in the justice system
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 1 THR the glorification of tech magnates (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk) as pioneers of social change
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 2 In nascent democracies, THBT the state should propagate national identity by centering them around leaders and iconic figures rather than ideologies
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 2 THW make promises made by politicians in positions of power enforceable
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 2 (Time Set: March 2021)TH, as the VCK, would compete independently in future elections rather than in a DMK alliance
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 3 THBT the SEC should charge Elon Musk with market manipulation.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 3 THBT all developmental aid should be conditional on the receiving country having good welfare policies for women.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 3 THBT megacities should be run by multinational corporations.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 4 THS the increasing privatisation of medical education in India
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 4 THS expropriation as an approach to tackling gentrification
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 4 THW lift the corporate veil in all mass tort cases
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 5 THBT that the Feminist movement should actively oppose the NLOG trope.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 5 THR the romanticisation of such movies.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 5 TH would require all big release dates to be reserved for small budget and/or art-house movies.
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Quarter TH as a 30 y/o single woman in urban India, will choose to opt into an arranged marriage
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Quarter THS the rise of Islamic dating applications
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Quarter THR the narrative that relationships should not be transactional
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Semi THR the imagery of Medusa being used within the #metoo movement
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Semi TH (Feminist Movement) S Maria 2.0’s efforts to reclaim the church
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Semi THBT the Feminist movement should embrace such successful 'sinister' women
2021-10-29 Munaazrah Gender & Sexual Minorities Parliamentary Debates 2021 Open_Final THP to live in a world in which humans do not have the ability to deceive
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 THO the decision of the Tamil Political Alliances in Sri Lanka to limit the expression of a a Trans-national, pan Tamil consciousness
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 THW make a minimum educational qualification mandatory for politicians being nominated for positions in the cabinet
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 THS the glorification of stoic political leadership
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 2 THW prefer existential utility over spiritual utility while picking a new religion
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 2 THBT it is justified for parties representing minority communities to pursue a "coalition of extremes" strategy in elections
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 2 THW give individuals the right to register themselves as casteless
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 3 THO Gage’s decision to change Sojourner Truth’s dialect
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 3 THS differential penalties for crimes against women
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 3 THW disallow patent rights for any technology that was developed using HeLa cells
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 4 THW introduce 'anti-vaccine' taxes
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 4 THBT active recruitment into the military is a legitimate means of affirmative action for lower-income communities
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 4 THS France's equal political airtime rules
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 5 THS the politicization of Met Gala
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 5 THBT it is justified for black and Asian Britons to accept symbolic titles from the British state.
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 5 THO the use of robot carers in old-age homes
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Novice_Semi THBT society should give up all expectations of virtuous practice from politicians (eg. honesty, transparency, accountability, etc.)
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Novice_Semi In lower income families, THBT parental ambition for their children does more harm than good
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Novice_Semi THO the rising trend of a permanent shift to remote work in the aftermath of the pandemic
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Novice_Final Assuming that upon encountering a stranger, one can know exactly how a relationship will end, THW live in a world with closure-at-first-sight
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Quarter THR the glorification of Christopher McCandless’s legacy
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Quarter THP a world where artists do not aspire to fame
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Quarter THS the school board’s decision to paint over “The Life of George Washington
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Semi THBT schools should teach young children* about the inevitability of climate change *Young children – Age 6 & Above (not pre-schoolers)
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Semi THS the medicalization of eco-anxiety
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Semi TH (developing country) P a carbon tax model to a cap and trade model for its domestic environmental policy
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Final THS the characterization of capitalistic aspiration as an exercise in cruel optimism
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Final In Societies with a diverse citizenry, TH Opposes the Levinasian framework of Ethical Responsibility
2021-10-29 The DCAC Fundraiser Open 2021 Open_Final THP atheism over neo-polytheism
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 1 This house, as a financially comfortable citizen in an East Asian society, Would pursue 'warabel'
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 2 Assuming empathy could be accurately measured, this house would restrict voting to individuals with a high level of empathy for those outside of their immediate circl
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 3 This House believes that the queer community should oppose the glorification of white gender-fluid icons (e.g. Harry Styles, Ruby Rose, Troye Sivan, Nico Tortorella, Sam Smith, etc.)
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 4 This house believes that south asian states should actively prioritise forming stronger regional alliances with each other (e.g. by forming closer intra-state defence ties, increasing economic integration etc.) over forming ties with non-regional allies
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 5 This house believes that states should aggressively invest in gaming technology and e-sports
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 6 This house regrets the commercialization of counterculture* art
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 7 In cases where a public official is accused of corruption, this House would lower the evidentiary standard to “balance of probability” instead of “beyond reasonable doubt”
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 8 This house believes that it is justified for an individual to prioritise their own self-interest over alleviating universal suffering
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 EFL_Octa This House opposes the practice of granting political power to violent insurgent groups in developing nations (examples include but are not limited to FARC in Colombia, Hamas in Palestine, Taliban in Afghanistan)
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 EFL_Quarter This House believes that wages should be determined solely based on the direct contribution produced by each worker in the company
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 EFL_Semi This House believes that South Korean feminists should actively denounce the term "hannamchoong".
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 EFL_Final THW allow the use of Nepenthes
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 Open_PDO This House believes that political opposition parties should focus their electoral campaigns on portraying the voting base of the incumbent party as reasonable and rational, rather than portraying them as being systematically manipulated through undemocratic means (e.g. disinformation on social media, historical revisionism, paid troll farms, etc.)
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 Open_Octa This House prefers a world where religions adopted the concept of "God's light"
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 Open_Quarter This House regrets the dominant narrative that increasing automation and the future of labor are irreconcilable.
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 Open_Semi This House regrets the use of the imagery of the "Abused Goddess" in campaigning for women's rights in India
2021-10-22 ABP 2021 Open_Final TH prefers to live as a person who adopted the "Closed off" model
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 1 THP media funding models that rely on primarily advertising to models that rely primarily on subscriptions
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 2 TH prefers a world where supreme court justices remain anonymous to the public
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 3 THBT Canada and the United States should nationalize their oil industries.
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 4 THR the predominance of youth within social movements (i.e tailoring social media presence to teenage and young adult consumers, the presence of young leaders)
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 5 THS the Chinese government's efforts to disparage and exclude the influence and visibility of prominent, highly successful entrepreneurs.
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 ESL_Final THS the use of artificial intelligence within conflicts (i.e AI-led drones, AI-led ground troops)
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 Novice_Semi THR the decision of many public health authorities to optimize for anticipated public reactions (vs. strictly truth) in their messaging during the pandemic (e.g. emphasizing no evidence masks are effective in March 2020 to discourge hoarding; adjusting vaccine guidance to encourage take up etc.)
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 Novice_Final THW require colleges to roughly approximate the economic breakdown of society in the composition of their student body (e.g. admit an equal number of candidates from each wealth quartile)
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 Open_Semi THR the decline of class as the primary organizing political identity in liberal democracies.
2021-10-17 Hart House IV 2021 Open_Final THBT the United States should have maintained a prominent military presence in Afghanistan long-term.
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 1 THW eliminate all patents resulting from scientific research that was entirely publicly funded.
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 2 THP a world in which social media was founded on a subscription-based revenue model rather than an ad-based revenue model (ie, one in which most of the revenue comes from paying customers instead of ads)
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 3 THP The World Of Total Belief to the world we currently live in
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 4 THBT the CCP should bail out Evergrande
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 5 THBT the feminist movement should focus significant time, platform and resources towards combatting benevolent sexism
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 Novice_PreSemi THP industrial unions to workplace unions
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 Open_Quarter Assuming feasibility, THBT the current system of voting should be replaced by blind voting
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 Open_Semi TH as the Dalai Lama, W decide publically not to reincarnate
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 Open_Final THBT social justice movements should actively promote a belief in Radical Compassion
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 ProAm_Semi THBT Japan should revise Article 9 of its constitution in line with Abe's 2017 proposal
2021-10-16 IIT Bombay Debate IV 2021 ProAm_Final THW implement the "Blue Shell Award"
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 1 THO the rise of social media influencers from the healthcare industry (e.g., Dr. K, Doctor Mike, etc.)
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 2 TH prefers a world where children are raised in well-run state facilities rather than in individual families
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 3 In failing cities, THW allow corporations to buy autonomous control over social and economic policy for a period of up to 99 years
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 4 THR the rise of colorblind casting
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 5 THW eliminate veto status in the UN and equalize voting
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 Junior_Final This House supports the development of AI friends.
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 Open_Semi THBT the LGBTIAQ+ movement should prioritize in its public agenda the narrative of reinterpretation of religions, rather than the narrative against religions
2021-10-08 Interschool Debate Championship 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which there are no extreme emotions such as boiling rage, falling madly in love, extreme grief etc.
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 1 THR the prominence of celebrating opulence in minority art (e.g. in hip-hop songs or Bollywood music videos)
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 2 Assuming feasability, THP direct democracy over representative democracy
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 3 THS the creation of the LASL (Latin American Super League)
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 4 THBT Ambazonia Separatist movements should prioritise advocating for stronger devolved units with greater autonomy instead of a secessionary independent state
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 5 THP industrial unions to workplace unions
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 Novice_Final THW sign with the publisher label rather than taking an office job
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the CCP should bailout Evergrande
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 Open_Semi THP a world where all musicians are publicly offered as opposed to having record labels
2021-10-08 Western IV 2021 Open_Final THP authors from the African diaspora writing fiction through a lens of Afro-futurism over Afro-pessimism.
2021-10-01 The Grand Spar October 2021 1 THBT schools should actively promote the idea that humanity is inherently geared towards being good
2021-10-01 The Grand Spar October 2021 2 THBT museums ought not to display art that depicts symbols of white supremacy
2021-10-01 The Grand Spar October 2021 3 This house, as a financially comfortable citizen in an East Asian society, Would pursue 'warabel'
2021-10-01 The Grand Spar October 2021 4 THO the trend of happy endings in works of fiction about minority communities
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 1 This house regrets the increasing trend of universities in Asia partnering with global western universities (e.g. Yale-Nus, MIT-SUTD)
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 1 This house believes that universities should not accept research funding and scholarships from corrupted / problematic organizations and donors
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 1 This house believes that universities should primarily consider teaching ability and performance rather than research outputs when awarding tenure and allocating academic funding
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 2 This house believes that feminist movements in developing nations should deprioritise the strategy of advocating for carceral feminism
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 2 This Hous regrets the glorification of women's resilience
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 2 Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow minority women of colour, with no affinity to their gender and race, to alter their identity to that of the majority gender and race
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 3 This House Would ban collateralised loan obligations
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 3 This House would ban private sector management of pension funds
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 3 This house regrets western institutions' push for market liberalisation
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 4 This House regrets the rise of digital currencies
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 4 Assuming technology exists, this house would operationalize the entire Criminal Justice System (e.g. Judges, Juries etc.) using Artificial Intelligence
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 4 This house would require social media users to verify their identities before creating an account (e.g. provide proof of identity and documentation)
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 5 This House opposes the norm that individuals should "see the best in others"
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 5 This House would actively discourage home-ownership
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 5 This House regrets the culture of fearing death
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 6 This House regrets progressives abandoning political moralism
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 6 This House blieves that environmentalists should put a monetary value on environmental functions
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 6 This house, as pride event organizers, would actively work with corporations that adopt rainbow capitalism
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 7 This House believes that the CPTPP should accept China's application
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 7 This House believes that it is in the interests of India to offically recognise the Taliban regime of Afghanistan
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 7 This House regrets the signing of the AUKUS pact
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 8 This House, as the parents, would not have children
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 8 In a state with failing adoption homes/numbers This House would put a moratorium on IVF clinics
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 8 As a parent from a minority community, this house would teach their children to pursue a mediocre but satisfactorily happy life over a life which involves a constant pursuit of excellence and the extraordinary
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Quarter This house regrets the rise of shows/films which involve mental suffering and self-harm (e.g. Bojack Horseman, Black Swan, 13 Reasons Why)
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Quarter This house, as WWE, would induct Chris Benoit in the WWE Hall of Fame
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Quarter This house believes that contemporary black film makers should actively create films which embrace blaxploitation
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Semi This house prefers a world where Islam has its own central authority (e.g. The Pope or the Magisterium in Catholicism)
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Semi This house believes that religious organisations should excommunicate members who commit serious crimes against society
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Semi This house, as the Catholic Church, would abolish the papal conclave and select its succeeding Popes through an election among all its members (i.e. its religious followers)
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Final This house believes that it is a legitimate tactic for activists to launch campaigns of personal attacks/insults at the family members of corrupt politicians
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Final This house supports the strategy of activists publicly shaming those who do not actively denounce problematic individuals
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 EFL_Final This house prefers a narrative of collective blame for ethnic divides within a community, rather than the blame being placed exclusively on institutions or externalities
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_PDO This house would prohibit provincial and local governments from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies to open business in their regions
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_PDO This house prefers individuals seeking maximum material gain as opposed to meaning / fulfilment from their work
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_PDO This House regrets China's focus on "Common Prosperity"
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Octa TH would choose to be born in Fantasia Over Earth
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Octa This house welcomes research that seeks to transfer human consciousness into simulations, computers, and artificial intelligence
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Octa TH, as the parent, would not give their consent
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Quarter This house supports Gulf States intervening in Ethiopia
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Quarter This house believes that the Naftali Bennet administration is in the best interest of the Middle East
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Quarter As a prominent Pro-Palestine journalist in the west covering the conflicts in Israel-Palestine, this house would choose not to focus on Hamas' role in the escalation of the conflict
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Semi This house supports the narrative that current generations have a duty to protect the rights of future generations who do not exist yet
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Semi This house opposes fallen soldiers believing their deaths would be meaningful
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Semi This house prefers a world where individuals live in recognition of their moral flaws as opposed to a convenient morality
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Final This house prefers a world where religions actively preach the concept of the Divine Gift
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Final This house believes that moderate Muslims should refrain from attempting to reclaim the term jihad in the aftermath of terrorist attacks
2021-10-01 UADC 2021 Open_Final This house believes that religious leaders should abandon the narrative that difficulties in life are "tests of God"
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 1 This house regrets the narrative that children are inherently pure and good
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 2 THBT Southeast Asian states should actively move towards the consolidation of a regional alliance at the expense of seeking stronger ties with non-regional allies (e.g., by forming closer intra-ASEAN defence ties, increasing economic integration, etc.)
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 3 THW require all isolated religious communities (eg. Hasidic Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses) to give all 18-year-olds a 'Rumspringa'
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 4 THW allocate votes inversely proportional to the voter's wealth
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Novice_Quarter THS "buy local" campaigns in labour-rich countries
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Novice_Semi THR true crime documentaries that make the case that particular individuals are involved in unsolved crimes
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Novice_Final This house believes that states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Open_Quarter This house would ban all crypto-currencies
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Open_Semi THR true crime documentaries that make the case that particular individuals are involved in unsolved crimes
2021-09-25 East Malaysia Open 2021 Open_Final THBT Sabah and Sarawak should secede from the Malaysian Federation and form their own independent countries
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 1 That, in countries with the death penalty, we would abolish death qualification requirement for juries
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 1 That we prefer American rule to English rule
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 1 That we would impose the Fairness Doctrine on any news media that attracts a significant audience
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 2 That we would remove urban planning rules concerned with designing buildings primarily based on their appearance
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 2 That we support mimicking the style of distinctive and historic buildings in new building projects across their city of origin
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 2 That we believe construction projects in local authorities should be subject to local referenda
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 3 That governments should actively discourage self-segregation of ethnic communities
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 3 That we regret the democratisation of finance
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 3 That we would build substantial amounts of housing for low-income families in wealthy neighborhoods
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 4 That we believe that it is in the interest of the feminist movement in the developing nations, lobbying for greater workplace opportunities to use the argument of "economic benefit" as opposed to "ethics of care"
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 4 This House, as the Hijra community, would embrace the mythology surrounding them
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 4 Assuming it were possible, that, as the European Union, we would sanction EU members states that do not ensure protection of the LGBTQIA+ community
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 5 That, as an African American human rights activist, we would publicly denounce Nike
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 5 That governments should require that meat packaging include images that vividly and accurately reflect the experiences of the animals slaughtered.
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 5 That we regret the 'model minority' aspiration for individuals in diasporas in the West.
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Novice_Final That we would promote narratives of collective guilt over individual guilt after large scale crimes against humanity.
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Quarter That, as the Chinese government, we would prioritise technological raw materials & infrastructure over consumer technology
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Quarter That, as China, we would adopt the Chongqing model of economic development instead of the Guangdong model
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Quarter That we support Western universities terminating Confucius Institutes on their campuses.
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Semi That we support comparisons of the American Opoid Crisis to the Crack Epidemic of the 1980s in popular culture
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Semi That we support China's anti-addiction system
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Semi That we would widely distribute X to citizens
2021-09-25 NLUJ PD 2021 Open_Final That we prefer a world in which most people believe in the Parmenides principle rather than skepticism.
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 1 THW ban all forms of academic streaming
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 2 In its messaging during conservation efforts, TH believes that the environmental movement should prioritize the economic worth of the environment over its cultural worth to humans.
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 3 THBT Vietnam should form an alliance with India and Japan to counter China's growing presence in the South China Sea.
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 4 THO Cricket Australia's decision to cancel the upcoming Test match against Afghanistan.
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 5 Assuming it is feasible to measure rehabilitation, THW release prisoners purely based on their level of rehabilitation as opposed to having set prison sentences
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 Novice_Semi TH believes that Indian feminists should publicly condemn brands which release advertisements that specifically target housewives
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 Novice_Final THR the prominence of art that celebrates opulence
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 Open_Quarter TH supports the trend of startups opting into SPAC IPOs over traditional IPOs
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 Open_Semi TH regrets the transition of leftist movements in Southeast Asia into political parties.
2021-09-25 Pearl Pre-ABP BP Debates 2021 Open_Final TH prefers to live in a world where happiness is predominantly seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choices
2021-09-25 Queen's Tower Charity Open 2021 1 THP a world in which superheroes are exclusively depicted as characters that are fallible and possess negative traits rather than one in which they are depicted exclusively as idealised positive characters.
2021-09-25 Queen's Tower Charity Open 2021 2 THW take the sponsorship
2021-09-25 Queen's Tower Charity Open 2021 3 THBT in post-conflict states, members of the previous regime and their families should not be eligible to hold political positions
2021-09-25 Queen's Tower Charity Open 2021 4 TH, as a recent graduate expecting to find a remote working career, would seek overemployment as opposed to a traditional career trajectory
2021-09-25 Queen's Tower Charity Open 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which people's basic physical needs for survival (e.g. food, basic shelter) are unfailingly met and every person is implanted with the timer at birth
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 1 THR the rise of social media trends such as "that girl"
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 2 THR the increasing use of technology in refereeing sports
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 3 THR the characterisation of greed as immoral
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 4 Assuming feasibility, THP constructivist pedagogy over cognitivist pedagogy in university/college education
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 5 THR the rise of the Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) in Indian politics
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 Open_Quarter THBT progressive non cis male candidates, should deprioritise the use of conventional gender roles (e.g. marketing oneself as a mother or a wife) as a tactic in political campaigns
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 Open_Semi THS personal laws
2021-09-25 Shri Ram Pre-ABP 2021 Open_Final THP World A over World B
2021-09-25 Young Thinker's Trophy 2021 1 THW ban unpaid internships
2021-09-25 Young Thinker's Trophy 2021 2 This House believes that the LGBTQIA+ community should support queer coding in art
2021-09-25 Young Thinker's Trophy 2021 3 This House regrets the prevalent use of age-based commentaries (such as, "hello, boomer!") in social discourse
2021-09-25 Young Thinker's Trophy 2021 4 THBT in their recovery from the pandemic, ASEAN nations should prioritise developing digital and tech companies as opposed to real secture (manufacturing, agriculture, etc)
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 1 THW allow heads of state convicted for mass atrocities to be sentenced to death via national referendum
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 2 THBT the government should build, own, and allocate all housing
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 3 In a world with superheroes, THW criminalize superhero intervention in duties typically done by the state (i.e., policing, emergency services, defense)
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 4 THBT developed countries should grant asylum to economic migrants from developing countries in their region.
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 5 TH, as the US senate, would repeal the filibuster
2021-09-24 Hollatz Debates 2021 Open_Final THBT Private colleges and universities that require all students to receive a covid19 vaccination should not have to grant religious exemptions
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 1 TH regrets the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students)
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 2 THR the rise of Media Consolidation
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 3 In failing cities, THW allow corporations to buy autonomous control over social and economic policy for a period of up to 99 years
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 4 THS the piracy of academic content and knowledge in developing countries.
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 5 THBT the West should look to establish diplomatic relationships with the Taliban government
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 Novice_Semi THBT social justice movements should not accept donations from public figures as form of apology
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 Novice_Final Assuming feasibility , THP a world where individuals can can foresee the consequences of their actions
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 Open_Octa THBT the BLM movement should prioritize the fight for economic reparations over the fight for radical police reform
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 Open_Quarter TH prefers religious doctrines that teach that people are inherently good to religious doctrines that teach that people are inherently sinful
2021-09-23 BDC Pre Worlds 2021 Open_Semi THW impose a maximum number of hours that student athletes on sporting scholarships can train while in college
2021-09-19 Juniors Asia Debate Championship 2021 1 THR the narrative that your academic achievements will determine your success
2021-09-19 Juniors Asia Debate Championship 2021 2 THW offer e-sports as a co-curricular activity
2021-09-19 Juniors Asia Debate Championship 2021 3 THS the rise of Tiger Parenting
2021-09-19 Juniors Asia Debate Championship 2021 Gold_Final THR the expectation for teachers to be "second parents" in developing countries
2021-09-19 Juniors Asia Debate Championship 2021 Silver_Final THBT medical decisions regarding the life threatening conditions of children should be taken by medical professionals instead of parents
2021-09-18 Fulbright BP Open 1 THBT progressive media should focus on "success stories" of immigrants, rather than instances of their exclusion, suffering, or vulnerabilities.
2021-09-18 Fulbright BP Open 2021 2 THBT commercial feminism has done more harm than good
2021-09-18 Fulbright BP Open 2021 3 Assuming feasibility, THW redistribute these superhuman traits
2021-09-18 Fulbright BP Open 2021 4 THBT the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is in the best interest of the United States
2021-09-18 Fulbright BP Open 2021 5 TH prefers a world where the history of successful revolutions focused heavily on the contributions of militant revolutionaries, rather than ones which priortised diplomacy
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 1 THS non-violent property damage (e.g. blowing up pipelines, sabotaging logging equipment etc.) in order to stop climate change
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 2 THS China's ban on the for-profit education academies
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 3 THBT, developing countries with high rare earth mineral reserves, should set up their own state-owned enterprises rather than rely on multinational corporations to extract them
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 4 TH, in periods of economic recovery, would ease bank capital adequacy requirements
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 5 THR the increasing disinvestment in Public Sector Undertakings in India
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 Novice_Semi THR the medicalisation* of mental health. *Medicalisation of mental health refers to the increasing trend of treating mental health phenomena with medicines and the perception of mental health phenomena as medical conditions.
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 Novice_Final THR the narrative that we should derive meaning from work
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 Open_Quarter TH prefers, as a means of enrolling people in the army, conscription by lottery rather than the aggressive recruitment of volunteers
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 Open_Semi THW ban viatical settlements
2021-09-18 NALSAR IV 2021 Open_Final THBT post-colonial states should actively and significantly decentralise state control to local tribal authorities or regional leaders
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 1 THS the use of harsh truths and realities over an idealistic approach in educating children about career aspirations
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 1 THR the politicisation of student unions in developing countries
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 1 THBT schools’ curriculums in developing countries should prioritize the students’ performance in STEM subjects even at the cost of students’ talents in non-STEM subjects
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 2 Assuming feasibility, TH, as the doctor would anonymously leak the information
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 2 THS 'No Marriage' movement (비혼주위자) in South Korea
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 2 THR the emphasis on "grit and tenacity" as traits women should possess to succeed
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 3 In asymmetric warfare THBT it is justified for the significantly weaker side to target the wealthy and aristocratic enemy civilians
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 3 THBT the African Union should implement a single currency for all its member states
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 3 TH, As the British Royal Family, will actively criticise the legacy of Winston Churchill
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 4 THBT the state should not fund any works of art or performances that the average citizen would not recognize as having artistic merit
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 4 THS the mainstream commercialisation of Asian culture and art in the West
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 4 THBT the state should ban the creation, distribution and displays of art which involve elements of self harm (e.g. "The Starving Artist", exhibitions which involve artists in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time, blood painting)
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Semi THP a world where religions place more emphasis on the performance of good deeds rather than acts of worship and piety
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Semi THBT the Queer community should push for separate religious spaces for the community
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Semi THBT religious preachers should abandon the notion of "God's Plan" when preaching to underprivileged communities
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Final This House would not allow serving politicians or their immediate families to use private services where public ones are available (i.e. education, healthcare)
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Final THBT it is a legitimate tactic for activists to launch campaigns of personal attacks/insults at the family members of corrupt politicians
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Novice_Final THO respectability politics
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Octa THR the glorification of long-term relationships
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Octa THW ban labeling of preferences in gay hookup and/or dating apps
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Octa THO the narrative that people should seek a sense of belonging
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Quarter THBT it is in the interests of China to formalise relations with the Taliban
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the West should fund Private Military Contractors for the National Unity Government in Myanmar to combat the Military Junta
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Quarter With the benefit of hindsight THW have created a Jewish state in Germany, rather than a Jewish state in the British Mandate of Palestine
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Semi THBT progressive individuals should have a zero tolerance policy for people with bigoted views in their social circles
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Semi TH supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions)
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Semi THBT it is justified for social activists in developing countries to work with socially regressive bodies and institutions in the state
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which individuals do not possess a desire to compete with one another
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Final THP a world without social validation as a motivating factor for peoples' decisionmaking
2021-09-18 SMU Hammers 2021 Open_Final THR the narrative that one should maximise leisure over productivity in life
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 1 THR the trend of Hollywood remaking foreign-language films (e.g. The Grudge (2011), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) , The Upside (2017), etc.)
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 2 THBT western states should take high number of refugees even when faced with democratic opposition
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 3 TH, as the IOC, would allow athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs in the Olympics
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 4 THW lift patents on technologies designed to deal with environmental concerns
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 Novice_Semi THP a world where success is measured by how individuals contribute to the lives of others as opposed to by what individuals achieve
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 Novice_Final THR the dominance of humor in Philippine Political Discourse (e.g. jokes, meme culture, satire, etc.)
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 Open_Quarter THS the rise of accessible online platforms for trading stocks, cryptocurrency, and other financial tools (e.g., Webull, TD Ameritrade, eToro etc.)
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 Open_Semi THBT the LGBT+ movement in the developing world should pursue an incrementalist approach to social change as opposed to a radical approach
2021-09-11 Regatta IV 2021 Open_Final THW not leave Afghanistan
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 1 THBT in countries with social healthcare systems, the government should not cover medical expenses for individuals who do not take preventive measures to take care of their own health
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 1 THBT it is immoral to donate to animal welfare charities
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 1 THBT controlled substances used to treat mental health conditions (e.g., marijuana, LSD, Oxycodone, Ketamine, Ritalin) should be available upon demand and regardless of diagnosis to any consumer who can demonstrate informed consent
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 2 THR the suspension of aid to Afghanistan by the IMF and World Bank
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 2 TH, as the EU, Would make Afghanistan refugee and aid packages contingent on recipient countries providing longterm integration programs and a path to citizenship
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 2 THS negotiations between NRFA and the Taliban in dealing with the war in Afghanistan
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 3 THBT streaming platforms should restrict interaction (commenting / reacting) to channel subscribers
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 3 THBT League of Legends Worlds 2021 should instead be held online
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 3 TH, as a hacker, would seek to intervene in unjust states
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 4 THR a singular Indian feminist movement
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 4 THW financially incentivise men to take up jobs that are traditionally dominated by women
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 4 THS the narrative that having more female politicians would result in more cooperation and reduced conflict
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Quarter THW mandate corporations integral to a nation’s economy to allocate a majority of shares to their employees.
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the developing world should strongly prioritize 'South-to-South Cooperation’, over international treaties and agreements with developed countries
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Quarter THW abolish the "Revlon Duty"
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Semi THBT minority communities should actively discourage their children from pursuing careers in state security apparatuses (i.e. the military, the police, immigration and border control)
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Semi TH, as Gavidia, Would have declined the position
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Semi THW choose to live in World A
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Final THW seek to establish themself independently (independent catering, private chef, social media influencer, youtuber) as opposed to seeking professional experience
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Final THBT food is art
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 Open_Final THO the presence of what is traditionally considered "street food" in fine dining
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 ProAm_Final THP media representations of queer people that do not centre on their queerness
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 ProAm_Final TH, as an LGBTQ+ person in a homophobic state, would seek change through not being publicly vocal
2021-09-11 Wolce Pre-Asians 2021 ProAm_Final TH, as the LGBTQ+ movement, regrets the decline of queer-only spaces (e.g. Soho in NY, Le Marais in Paris, Chelsea in London)
2021-09-05 International Education Open 1 THW never expel primary/secondary students from schooling
2021-09-05 International Education Open 2 TH, as an academic department in a university, W prioritize specialization in one subfield by hiring numerous faculty with similar research interests (called "cluster hiring"), over hiring a broad-based faculty with no area of specialization
2021-09-05 International Education Open 3 THW remove lower grade maths from schools
2021-09-05 International Education Open 4 THBT developing countries should disincentivise students from pursuing education overseas
2021-09-05 International Education Open Gold_Final THBT academics should not include the scholastically-important works of individuals with immoral values in their curriculum (eg. anti-semite Wagner in a music course, enthusiastic slaveholder Jonathan Edwards in a philosophy course, Nazi collaborator and African filmmaker / photojournalist Riefenstahl in an anthropology course, etc.)
2021-09-05 International Education Open Silver_Final TH, as a minority student, W choose to attend a university aimed at serving members of their own minority group rather than a top national university
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 0 THP a world where Senti-cows exist
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 0 THW ban aquariums
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 0 THR Tikaalik
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 0 TH, as a Chimpanzee at the Zoo, W flings its own shit at visitors
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 1 TH, as Vanessica, would date Benny B. Bronson
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 1 THR Glorification of Harambe
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 2 TH, as the Riyadh zoo, W provide funding and support to Tiger People's Liberation Safari (TPLS), and encourage their aggression against the Addis Ababa zoo
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 2 THW Heist the Zoo
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 3 THW invade Colombia to stop the Cocaine Hippos
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 3 Assuming anatomic feasibility, TH, as John Cena in his 2nd term as US President, W release a chemical which caused all animals, and their offspring, (excluding humans) to grow to random sizes, between a mouse and a double-decker bus
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 4 THW reveal themselves to the world
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open 4 THBT this discovery should be made public, revealing that Earth is the real zoo and we are the animals
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open Open_Final THW return to Monke Motion 2
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open Open_Final THBT Cows are the silent jury in the trial of mankind
2021-09-04 International Zoo Open Silver_Final TH, as Grodd, would leave Gorilla City to enact revenge on the explorers, rather than staying put
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 1 This House regrets the overwhelming trend that protagonists in LGBTQ+ films and dramas (e.g. BL series) are played by heterosexual actors or actresses.
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 2 THS Mainland China's deadline for solving housing issues in Hong Kong
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 3 THR the romanticization of mental illness in media and literature.
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 4 In socio-economically deprived areas, THBT the education charities should prioritize giving resources to students who gave a greater potential to succeed as opposed to equalizing resources to everyone.
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 5 TH, as the hacker, would reveal the code to the world
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THW ban party hopping
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi TH, as China, would actively formaise its diplomatic relationship with the Taliban
2021-09-04 Strait Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THW drink the cup of milktea
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 1 THP a world based on the ""lying flat"" narrative as opposed to a world based on the productivity narrative
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 2 TH regrets the dominance of the ""evil west"" narrative in academic circles
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 3 THBT EU should have opted for debt-relief mechanisms instead of ""Coronabonds""* emission
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 4 THBT LGBTQ movements in progressive nations should focus its campaing in family values instead of sexual liberalization
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 5 Assuming technological deepfake feasibility, TH welcomes the digital recration of great deceased artists (e.g. Tupac, James Dean)
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 6 THS the existence of institutions with the power to ban anti-democratic political actions and speeches
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 7 TH repudiates the notion that children owe their parents.
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 8 When relating to China, TH, as the Biden Administration, would focus on the human rights approach to the detriment of the economic approach
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 9 TH would opt for the Social Security Health System over Universalist Health System in developed countries
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 Novice_Semi THBT social movements should emphasize the individual's ability to change their own reality in the face of oppression at the expense of emphasizing structures that restrict and determine an individual's life
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 Open_Quarter THBT that is in the interest of liberal opposition movements in democratic-authoritarian regimes to actively use disinformation strategies and fake news
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 Open_Semi In Islamic enclave neighborhoods, THBT France should fund public schools with progressive interpretations of Islam at the expense of secular public schools.
2021-09-03 CMDLP 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which the notion of happiness is uncoupled from the search for a life purpose
2021-09-03 The Grand Spar September 2021 1 THO politicians using current pop culture icons and trends (e.g Joe Biden using Olivia Rodrigo to promote youth vaccinations, Hillary Clinton co-opting memes during her campaign) as a tactic to gain support
2021-09-03 The Grand Spar September 2021 2 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-09-03 The Grand Spar September 2021 3 THS the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons
2021-09-03 The Grand Spar September 2021 4 THP a world where people believe that love is conditional as opposed to unconditional
2021-08-29 Queer Mixed Doubles 2021 1 THBT sports leagues facing declining viewership should heavily invest in the development of modified short-form versions of their games.
2021-08-29 Queer Mixed Doubles 2021 2 In civil cases, TH would eliminate requirements that plaintiffs be directly harmed by a statute in order to be eligible to challenge it in court (ie, abolish standing).
2021-08-29 Queer Mixed Doubles 2021 3 TH, as the government of the city of Cologne, W abandon the UNESCO World Heritage status of the Dome in favor of building residential housing
2021-08-29 Queer Mixed Doubles 2021 4 THP the use of conditional cash transfer programmes to means-tested but unconditional welfare programmes, in both high-income and developing economies.
2021-08-29 Queer Mixed Doubles 2021 Open_Final THP the securitization of space exploration to the view that space exploration is a purely scientific and technological pursuit.
2021-08-28 Lasallian Debate League 2021 1 THBT developed economies should halt or reverse economic growth as a solution to climate change.
2021-08-28 Lasallian Debate League 2021 2 THBT all professional sports teams should be majority fan-owned
2021-08-28 Lasallian Debate League 2021 3 TH opposes the framing of social justice issues as a battle between generations
2021-08-28 Lasallian Debate League 2021 Junior_Semi TH, as the Biden Administration, would not have withdrawn from Afghanistan
2021-08-28 Lasallian Debate League 2021 Open_semi This House regrets Biden's decision to delist Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 1 THBT feminism should reject the institution of marriage
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 2
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 3 In pursuing food security, THBT developing countries should pursue protectionist policies, rather than trade liberalization, for its agricultural industries
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 4 THBT POLITICIANS WHO HAVE HISTORICALLY STOOD IN OPPOSITION TO THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT ENTERTAIN COOPERATION WITH PRO-ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVES/LEGISLATORS THAT HAVE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THEIR OPPOSITION TO DUTERTE (e.g. Senate Leader Vicente Sotto III, former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former VP Jejomar Binay)
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 5 In areas facing armed civil conflict, THW give the local civilian leadership veto powers over key features of the national government's deployment of security forces, such as the composition of commanders and the intensity of combat operations
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 Novice_Final THR the funneling of more Philippine national funds to LGUs
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 Open_Octa TH, as a developing country, would financially incentivize its citizens to have fewer or no children
2021-08-28 Magiting Cup 2021 Open_Semi THBT social movements should use anger to mobilize support for their advocacy
2021-08-28 Meta IV 1 THW rather be a strong debater at a weak school than a weak debater at a strong school.
2021-08-28 Meta IV 2 THBT spec knowledge which is true and accurate should be instantly credited within debates.
2021-08-28 Meta IV 3 TH welcomes the introduction of VAA's.
2021-08-28 Meta IV 4 THBT competitive debating does more to uphold status quo than work to change it.
2021-08-28 Meta IV Open_Final TH, as a debater in their last year of WUDC, who has made the open final, would throw the final (this could include but is not limited to, running a meme case, shitting on stage, downing a can, going ad hom against someone you dislike, singing the entirety of bohemian rhapsody etc.)
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 1 THR the automation of jobs previously performed by humans (eg self driving cars, self checkouts)
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 2 THP a world where people do not pursue education overseas
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 3 THW focus on adapting to the consequences of climate change rather than trying to prevent it
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 4 THR the rapid development of military technology
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 5 THBT given limited resources, feminist campaigns should prioritize directly targetting men rather than empowering women.
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 Open_Quarter THBT pro-refugee advocacy groups should portray refugees as valuable contributors to society, rather than victims of their circumstances.
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 Open_Semi TH, as the individual, would engage in a romantic relationship with the rich man.
2021-08-28 Online Summer Debate Championships 2021 Open_Final From behind a veil of ignorance, TH would choose to not be born.
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 1 TH, as a parent from a minority community, would raise their child to have a pessimistic outlook on life
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 2 THBT progressive activists in developing countries should integrate conservative rhetoric and religious institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing from them
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 3 TH, as the National unity government of Myanmar, would embrace a strategy of violent resistance against the military junta, including but not limited to cooperating with the rebel chin front and other militia groups
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 4 THS girlboss feminism
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 Novice_Semi THP a world with one global superpower, rather than multiple international superpowers
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final TH believes that history education in post conflict societies should focus on reconciliation even at the cost of truth
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THBT post conflict societies should emphasize the narrative of the “banality of evil” when interpreting atrocities committed in the past
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi THBT the establishment of the AFCTA has done more harm than good for African nations
2021-08-28 Taylors Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THO the dominant narrative that acquiring forgiveness is essential in order for a flawed person to achieve redemption.
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 1 THW allow parents to sue their adult children for financial support.
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 2 TH, as a recently graduated high school student, would take up a bonded government scholarship.
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 3 THBT Capitalism does more harm than good for feminism
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 4 In places where minority members are greatly oppressed by the majority, As a minority individual THW choose to adopt majority culture, language and dress
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 5 THBT teachers' salaries should be pegged to the academic and behavioural improvements in their students.
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 Open_Quarter THBT human rights should be granted to all AI that can pass the test
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 Open_Semi THW implement the Kafala system for immigrant in the USA
2021-08-27 BDC Fempowerment 2021 Open_Final THW take the pill
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 1 THP online media's adoption of child-only versions of their platforms (Youtube Kids, Messenger Kids, Instagram for Kids) as opposed to bans on children using their platforms
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 2 THBT Facebook should retract its ban on Taliban related content
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 3 THP a world where individuals believed their "self" to be a cumulative product of the actions and choices made throughout their lifetime, rather than intrinsic.
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 4 TH, as a state with aging population, would opt for policies that increase immigration (e.g. more visas, more social benefits to work migrants) rather than ones that encourage citizens to have more children (e.g. tax benefits, increased childcare)
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 Novice_Final THW destroy the world
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 Open_Quarter THBT waterways (The Nile River, Amazon River) spanning several countries should be governed by an independent international body
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 Open_Semi THBT aid from western governments should not be directed to ideological programs (subsidising media, building communication infrastructure, democratic education campaigns)
2021-08-27 DSDC Coherence 2021 Open_Final THW enter the dimension
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 1 THS universities refusing donations from individuals, organizations and corporations that they deem immoral.
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 2 THP powerful civil service positions (e.g. heads of bureaucratic departments and agencies) to be elected as opposed to appointed.
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 3 THW provide financial incentives (e.g. subsidies/tax breaks) to gaming companies that hire a significant amount of women.
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 4 THBT that governments of multi-religious societies should prohibit religious expressions in political discussion.
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 5 THBT the Biden administration's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is not in the interests of the United States.
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 Open_Quarter In times of economic recession, THP conditional cash transfers as opposed to unconditional cash transfers
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 Open_Semi THBT dating shows have done more harm than good
2021-08-23 KIDA 2021 Open_Final THR progressivism's focus on sociocultural issues(e.g. microaggressions, cancel culture, media representation, etc.) rather than policy issues(e.g. economic redistribution, policies related to criminal justice system, etc.) in western liberal democracies
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 0 In a world where there are no other fruits left, TH prefers a world where individuals put heavy emphasis on the trading and selling of green apples from a malus domestica, as opposed to red apples.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 1 In countries with underdeveloped economies, TH prefers governments heavily subsidizing social entrepreneurs at the expense of conventional SMEs (small and medium enterprises)
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 2 TH prefers a world where social media companies charge a subscription fee for their basic services (e.g. paying for an Instagram account), as opposed to getting their revenue from advertisements.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 3 Assuming a steady supply of vaccines in times of pandemic, THW make access to stimulus (i.e. individual checks, low interest loans, other relief packages) contingent on getting vaccinated.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 4 In the world of Pokémon, THBT governments should heavily subsidize young trainers to not pursue a path in becoming the Pokémon Champion.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 5 In post-conflict states, THBT schools should prioritize teaching aspects of unity/reconciliation even if it comes at the expense of accuracy.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the Biden Administration should impose sanctions on countries heavily trading with military-controlled enterprises in Myanmar
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 Open_Semi THBT it is in the interest of the LGBTQIA+ movement to oppose the queerbaiting of movie characters when they were otherwise considered straight.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 Open_Final THR debating in high school for WSDC selections
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 U16_Semi TH, as a nation struggling with COVID-19 relief, would refuse China's vaccine diplomacy.
2021-08-21 5th Linkbate Debating Championship 2021 U16_Final TH Regrets the narrative of “happily ever after” for queer romantic relationships within popular media.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 1 THBT governments in developing nations should prioritise increasing foreign tie-ups in public universities, as opposed to allowing the entry of foreign universities.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 1 That sports associations where the sports have caused sportspeople to develop CTE should be forced to compensate the players regardless of whether they could have foreseen that player developing CTE.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 1 THBT religious educational institutes should not receive public funding
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 2 THW ban aid organizations from using images of graphic suffering in their campaigns without the consent of all subjects
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 2 That we should support Western government punishment of media houses and tech companies that cooperate with Chinese censors.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 2 That, should we encounter less advanced alien life, we would avoid all contact and keep our existence a secret unless/until they have discovered space travel themselves. (The Prime Directive from Star Trek)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 3 This house supports mimicking the style of distinctive and historic buildings in new building projects across their cities of origin (Eg Gaudi in Barcelona, Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, tiled buildings in Lisbon)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 3 THA The USA would aggressively pursue policies to increase the population size, including but not limited to incentivising greater childbirth rates and expanding immigration policy, with the goal of reaching a population of 1 billion
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 3 This house supports mimicking the style of distinctive and historic buildings in new building projects across their cities of origin (Eg Gaudi in Barcelona, Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, tiled buildings in Lisbon)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 4 That all welfare benefits should be calculated without reference to relationship status
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 4 This house opposes live-action porn
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 4 This House believes that the feminist movement should actively advocate for open relationships
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 5 That we would impose the Fairness Doctrine on any news media that attracts a significant audience.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 5 This house as that candidate would vocally refuse to accept the legitimacy of the election results
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 5 THS capping the maximum number of seats in parliament that a political party can get to 55% of the total seats in parliament
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Novice_Final TH supports laws that generally protect religious sensibilities without favouring any particular religion (i.e. blasphemy laws)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Novice_Final THP a world where religions are rooted locally rather than connected to global communities.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Novice_Final TH supports laws that generally protect religious sensibilities without favouring any particular religion (i.e. blasphemy laws)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Open_Final THBT that the Queer movement should promote a narrative of actions, rather than people, being queer (e.g. that two cis men who have sex with one another are not queer individuals, but people engaging in a queer act)
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Open_Final TH, as the queer mutant, W rather be a villain than a hero.
2021-08-21 Oceania Queer Open 2021 Open_Final THBT Queer movements in progressive nations should focus their campaigning on family friendly content as opposed to sexual liberation
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 1 THBT the media should not take institutional stances on the innocence or guilt of people who have been charged with a crime, but not yet convicted or acquitted.
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 2 TH, as a union representing workers in the mining sector, would publicly call for climate action.
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 3 THW decline to regulate firms using traditional anti-monopoly policies (e.g., breaking up firms, preventing mergers and acquisitions, etc.) and instead mandate that companies meet a threshhold of public good (including but not limited to environmental and/or social activism, providing infrastructure to underprivileged communities, establishing scholarship or educational funds, etc.) proportionate to their size.
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 4 THS the existence of a technology that lets people see the alternative outcomes of major life decisions they have made.
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 5 THBT prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. artists, athletes, business leaders, etc.), from emerging market countries with mixed international reputations (e.g. India, South Africa, Brazil) should focus on emphasizing the positive aspects of their country, instead of the negative conditions in that country, when speaking on an international platform.
2021-08-21 VIT Round Robin 2021 Open_Final THBT regulation of large technology companies is in the interest of China.
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 1 THO the narrative that success in adult life is contingent upon academic achievement
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 2 THBT the lifting of the trade embargo against Cuba is in the interests of the Biden Administration.
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 3 THO Reality TV
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 4 THR the narrative that homeownership is aspirational
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Novice_Semi THO the social expectation to publicly take sides and be vocal on social networks in times of social, economic or political turbulence.
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final As a young working professional in a stable but boring 9-5 job, THW choose not to use the technology
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Open_PartialOcta TH, as the United States, would condition the lifting of sanctions on Iran on the disarmament of its militant proxy groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.) rather than on them significantly curtailing their nuclear program (reducing their uranium stockpile, limiting the number and types of centrifuges in Iran’s possession, etc.)
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the rise of subscription-based websites which host independent journalists (e.g. Substack) does more harm than good
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi THW join Masquerade
2021-08-14 Pakistan Debate Open 2021 Open_Final TH, as Aurat March, would become a political party and contest future elections in Pakistan.
2021-08-08 H, as an Indian WWE fan, regrets the WWE title reign of Jinder Mahal. 5 This House Supports increased female villains in TV shows and films
2021-08-08 NSDA China 2021 2 This House welcomes the substitution of written materials (e.g. novles, Kindle, comic books) by digital entertainment (e.g. tv, movies, video games) in the lives of children
2021-08-08 NSDA China 2021 3 This House Would remove the national element in Olympics (ie no concept of national medal count, no national teams, no flags, etc)
2021-08-08 NSDA China 2021 4 This House regrets the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (eg Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafazi, the Parkland students)
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 1 THW ban the use of Smart Drugs for non-medical purposes in schools
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 1 THW give additional benefits to families on welfare whose children perform well in school
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 1 THBT job recruiters should remove all academic restrictions for job applications
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 2 THW decrease the burden of proof in sexual assault cases to a balance of probabilities rather than beyond a reasonable doubt
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 2 THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 2 TH, as progressive activists in highly religious states, would make use of religious texts to justify progressive reform
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 3 THP a world where psychological harms are perceived to be as severe as physical harms
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 3 THP a world in which individuals prioritized material happiness over immaterial happiness
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 3 THP a world in which individuals prioritized the pursuit of their own happiness over their families
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 4 THR the glorification of the narrative that "What does not kill you makes you stronger"
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 4 THR the narrative that lying is immoral
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 4 THR the rising trend in pop culture to portray villains as a victim of society
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 5 THW deny state-sponsored healthcare for those who refuse to get vaccinated
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 5 THW nationalise all housing
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 5 THW nationalise Facebook
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 6 THBT micro-finance organisations (charities, NGOs, Development Banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations only to women
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 6 THBT international organizations should make development aid conditional upon democratic reforms.
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 6 THBT post-conflict states should not instill nationalism through the education system
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Novice_Final THBT true women's liberation is incompatible with capitalism.
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Novice_Final THBT the transgender rights movement should distance itself instead of closely align with the feminist movement.
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Novice_Final THBT the feminist movement should actively encourage women to adopt traditionally "masculine" traits (eg assertiveness, being unemotional) to climb up the social ladder
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Z TH, as an HIV+ individual with an undetectable viral load, would not tell their prospective partners about their HIV status
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Z THR the "born this way" narrative
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Z TH as a mother will teach her daughter that "there are no good men"
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Octa THW ban all countries that have a bad track record of human rights abuses from participating in all major international sporting events.
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Octa THBT the IOC should strip awards of athletes on the basis of bad behavior
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Octa THS removing gender categories in all sporting events
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Quarter THBT trade unions and labor protection laws should be suspended during times of economic crisis.
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Quarter THP a world without credit ratings agencies
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Quarter THW require the majority of companies' equity to be owned by sub-management level employees
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Semi THS the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Semi THO embedded journalism
2021-08-07 Asia Schools Debate Championship 2021 Open_Semi THW press the red button and end-all humankind.
2021-08-07 Ramaiah Round Robin 2021 1 THS giving legal personhood to internationally recognised important environmental spaces (eg Mount Everest, the Amazon) as a form of conservation
2021-08-07 Ramaiah Round Robin 2021 2 THO retrospective representations of BIPOC characters in film or tv adaptations (eg brigerton, shadow & bone the tv show, etc)
2021-08-07 Ramaiah Round Robin 2021 3 THBT developing countries should adopt MGNERA-style rural employment guarantees
2021-08-07 Ramaiah Round Robin 2021 4 THW tell the friend
2021-08-07 Ramaiah Round Robin 2021 5 THW force all news organisations to operate as non-profits
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 1 THW prioritise means-based[1] rather than target-based[2] regulation [1] e.g of means-based regulations: setting standards that attempt to make the workplace more accessible or banning the use of polluting technologies [2] e.g of target-based regulations: setting hiring quotas for employees from one particular group, or making companies reduce carbon emissions to X under threat of fines
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 2 TH, as a University scholarship fund targeted at marginalized identity groups, W prioritize allocating funds based on merit rather than economic necessity.
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 3 THO the narrative that love (romantic, familial, etc.) is about sacrifice
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 4 THBT societal narratives about recovery during crisis should be transformative (attempt to radically change society) rather than restorative (attempt to stabilise current crisis)
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 5 TH, as the Spanish government, would give Catalonia a chartered regime
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 6 THBT social movements should follow social marxism
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 8 THBT states should prioritise high employment rates at the expense of significantly slowing down technological advancement (e.g. taxing automation, setting a minimum quota for human employees, or banning/limiting use of certain technologies)
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 9 In functioning democracies with one dominant political party, THP opposition parties to predominantly campaign on the basis of moral character (e.g. integrity, transparency, corruption) rather than predominantly on specific issues and policies (e.g. unemployment, education, the environment).
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT the Myanmar opposition movement should prioritise demands for an immediate, internationally-observed election over demands for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 ESL_Final THP humans to aquire memories* of their past lived experiences upon reaching adulthood rather than staying oblivious * memories of past lived experiences include events, interactions and emotions, but not skills
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 Open_Quarter THS green central banking
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 Open_Semi THP religious organisations to actively propagate the idea that faith in a higher power cannot be explained with logic, rather than attempt to explain faith rationally
2021-08-02 EUDC 2021 Open_Final THS a Multi-Speed Europe
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 1 THP a world WITH straight pill
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 2 TH celebrates the hypersexualisation of queer people
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 3 THBT it is justified for trans activists to provide credible supply of hormonal drugs to minors regardless of parental consent
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 4 THR the rise of Dangai Dramas in China
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 Open_Semi TH as a leading LGBTQ+ advocacy group in East Asia Would set up expanding awareness, acceptance, and adoption f marriage of convenience as a top priority
2021-07-31 China Queer Open 2021 Open_Final THP a world without sexual desire
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 1 THW give exclusive control over the national curriculum of social sciences (including but not limited to history, civic studies, political sciences, etc) to minority communities
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 1 THR the narrative that a university education leads to better living standards
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 1 THW prioritise providing students in rural areas with online access to top schools classes over developing actual schools in their areas
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 2 THBT social media has done more harm than good for beauty culture
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 2 THR the trend of centring self-destructive/antisocial characters as protagonists in media (e.g. Bojack Horseman, Rick & Morty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sherlock, Mad Men).
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 2 THO the trend of happy endings in movies about minority communities
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 3 THW make victim's forgiveness a mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 3 THBT parents of minority communities should teach their children to not trust law enforcement authorities (including but not limited to the police, judge, courts, etc)
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 3 Assuming a technology exists which simulates the harm inflicted on victims without physically harming the user, THW use that technology to punish offenders rather than jail time
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 4 THS athletes using international sporting events (the Olympics, SEA Games, FIFA World Cup, etc.) as platforms to protest and raise political stances.
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 4 In retaliation of the racial abuse, THBT the England national team should refuse to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 4 THS female athletes who capitalize on their sexuality to increase the viewership of female sporting leagues
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Quarter THO leaders of social movement from entering politics (including but not limited to becoming a politician, joining a political party, etc.)
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Quarter THBT western feminist organisations should prioritize funding efforts within the developing world, as opposed to the west
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Quarter THBT privileged minority persons living in a conservative society should not emigrate to more liberal countries
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Semi THW ban the development and the use of geo-engineering techniques
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Semi THW require all historically major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Semi THR the narrative of "individual environmental responsibility"
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Final THP a social norm of being primarily responsible for your own pursuit of happines to one of being primarily responsible for the happiness of others
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Final THW help cover up their child's involvement in murder
2021-07-31 The Interschool Debate 2021 Open_Final THW choose option A
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THR the premium placed on post-graduate degrees (e.g. MBA, PhD, JD, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THS removing standardized tests as a basis for academic promotions and admissions
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THR the commercialisation of college admissions coaching
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THBT developing countries should adopt Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THBT environmental movements should make campaigning for fossil fuel divestment their primary strategy against climate change
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THW impose carbon taxes on individuals
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 THBT religious organizations should actively endorse candidates in the 2022 Philippine national elections
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 TH, as the Roman Catholic Church, supports its members building a personal relationship with God even at the expense of practicing religious traditions (e.g. engaging in the sacraments, spiritual direction, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 THBT religion is incompatible with social development
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THR the glorification of PM Justin Trudeau
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THBT the Nobel Committee should revoke Abiy Ahmed's Nobel prize
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THO Joe Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THW legalise assisted suicide
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THP pedophilia to be framed as a psychiatric disorder as opposed to being purely criminal in public discourse
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THR the rise of care bots
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THR the commercialisation of self care
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THP a user-centric model of compensation as opposed to a pro-rata model of compensation within music streaming services
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THR the glorification of "ride or die" relationships
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 THR the premium placed on "hiya" as a moral virtue
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 TH, as a working-class Filipino abroad in the technology industry, would come home and work in the Philippine technology sector (e.g. research and development, fintech, edtech, and e-commerce)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 THR the emphasis placed on ilustrados (e.g. Jose Rizal, Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo) in Philippine History
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THR the trend of the posthumous completion and/or release of deceased artists' works (e.g. films, albums, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THR the emphasis placed on artists' mental disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) in the celebration of their work
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THBT award giving bodies have no place in art
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final THBT local governments should prioritize predictive analytics as opposed to a participatory approach when crafting comprehensive development plans
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final TH, as a developing country, will cap skills based emigration
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final THBT Western Liberal Democracies should place an additional tax on companies wherein a majority of the workforce is on a work from home (WFH) basis
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT the African Union should adopt a single currency
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT ASEAN should make Myanmar's membership contingent on active restoration efforts for its democratic institutions and systems
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT the Commonwealth of Nations has done more harm than good to developing countries.
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa THBT the feminist movement should abandon the narrative that "gender does not matter" in the fight for equality
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa TH, as a progressive working woman in a developed country, would not outsource domestic work
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa THR reclamation efforts of the feminist movement towards practices rooted in patriarchy (e.g. being a housewife, wearing make-up or heels, opting for cosmetic surgery)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THS a universal basic income as a tool for poverty alleviation
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the microfinance industry has done more harm than good
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the US should employ further quantitative easing as opposed to increased spending on stimulus and relief packages to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THR the splintering of the Internet
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THS the creation of Facebook Metaverse
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THW require all social media companies (e.g. Google, Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) to leave a backdoor in their users’ encrypted data such that the company could retrieve the data under a court order
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final THP a hollowed Philippine state
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final THBT the Makabayan Bloc should actively condemn and distance themselves from the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army (CPP-NPA)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final TH, as the Philippine opposition, would actively capitalize on PNoy's legacy in the 2022 elections
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 This House would nationalise* the research, development, and distribution of pharmaceuticals * To nationalise means to transfer from private or regional ownership and control to state/government ownership and control.
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 1 THR the commercialisation of space
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 2a This House Believes That the International Olympic Committee should recognise an athlete's right to protest
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 2b THW ban the production and consumption of meat
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 3 This House believes that the African Union should attempt to contain growing Gulf* influence in the horn of Africa**
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 4a This House Would significantly reduce income tax rates for women
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 4b THBT cop shows have done more harm than good
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 5 THP leaderless social justice movements
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 6a This House regrets the dominant belief that the customer’s needs and desires should always come first
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 6b TH as this athlete would accept this offer and move to the country
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 7 This House believes that developing countries should prioritise import substitution industrialisation over export oriented industrialisation.
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 8a This House believes that Indigenous people charged with crimes should be tried and sentenced in accordance with the customs of their Indigenous justice system (i.e. state/federal/provincial courts)
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 8b This House would prioritize government funding for Indigenous art & artisans working in contemporary artistic disciplines (ex: electronic music, performance art) instead of those Indigenous artisans practicing more "traditional" disciplines (ex: beadwork, carvings)
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_PDO1 In times of economic crises, This House believes that the government should withhold information that is likely to damage market confidence
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_PDO2 THS Rainbow Capitalism
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_PDO3 This House supports a uniform standard for animal welfare, regardless of the animal's perceived utility (e.g. how cute they are, how useful they are in service to humans, etc.)
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_Octa1 This House would ban users from selling their data to companies in exchange for financial returns (i.e. receiving fixed monthly rates, dividends, etc., for the use of their data by companies)
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_Octa2 THS periodic, fixed-date constitutional conventions in constitutional democracies
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_Quarter1 THR the Westernisation of the elites in post-colonial countries
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_Quarter2 This House objects to the giving of international military aid
2021-07-28 WSDC 2021 Open_Semi1 THS the implementation of carbon credits for individuals
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 1 THS the use of fear as a tactic for instilling moral values in children
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 2 THW make self incrimination inadmissible in a court of law
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 3 TH, as Qatar, would cut ties with Iran
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 4 THP a world in which religious obligations were based on rational determination (e.g. using reason and factual analysis in order to determine truth) rather than divine commands (e.g. “because God says so.”)
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 5 THBT social movements should use judicial review as a means of garnering legislative change, at the expense of lobbying for new protective legislation
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 ESL_Final THR the commercialisation of self care in popular media
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 Open_Semi THS aggressive deconsolidation of the American private sector (e.g., breaking up dominant firms like Amazon and Disney, preventing future horizontal and vertical mergers, subsidizing competitors to existing monopolies, etc.)
2021-07-24 LSE IV 2021 Open_Final THW immediately retire
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 1 THW abolish the fruits of the poisonous tree doctrine in criminal trials
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 2 THW cap the amount of wealth any single individual can own
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 3 In responding to conspiracy theorists, THP the approach of spreading beneficial conspiracies rather than attempting to educate them (E.g. That the antivax movement was actually started by Big Pharma to make more sick people who will buy medicines, or that masks block 5G signals)
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 4 THW fully legalize the usage of performance enhancement drugs in all sports
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 Open_Quarter THBT it is never legitimate for states to comment on the domestic politics of their former colonies or territories
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 Open_Semi THO the integration of unrelated services into the same platform (for ex: Facebook Marketplace & Instagram Shop; Amazon Home Services; Air BnB Classes & Events
2021-07-24 The Novice Debate 2021 Open_Final THO the creation of the Victoria Collective
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 1a THS female athletes who capitalize on their sexuality to increase the viewership of female sporting leagues
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 1b THO this trend of happy endings in movies about minority communities
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 2a THBT within broad budgetary constraints economic policies should be decided by unelected economic experts selected by their peers, rather than politicians
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 2b THBT all democracies should allow laws to be passed through voter-initiated referenda
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 3a In academic departments relating to the study of marginalized groups (e.g. women's studies, Africana studies, etc.), THW only allow people who belong that marginalized group to work in that department (as professors, department heads, etc.)
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 3b THBT the feminist movement should predominantly direct funding for womxn's causes in conservative societies
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 4a THR the narrative that centrist/moderate ideologies are superior to ideologies characterized as ‘extreme’ or ‘radical’
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 4b THS GRRM not continuing to work on A Song of Ice and Fire
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 5 THBT individuals should be encouraged to make significant sacrifices for their community
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 Open_Quarter Assuming feasibility, THW remove anger in humans
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 Open_Semi THBT the governments of functional democracies should set up appointed boards to assess the efficacy of charitable organizations, and remove the tax-exempt status of charities determined to be of low social value
2021-07-16 Pro Ams Parliamentary 2021 Open_Final THBT X should go to her dream school right away
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 1 In post-conflict contexts, TH prefers the creation of art with messages of unity and inspiration, rather than art that seeks to depict previous or current suffering
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 2 TH regrets schools trading off character growth in pursuit of the academic development of students in Asia
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 3 TH prefers a world where the ANC had more aggressively pursued economic and land reparations during the negotiations in ending the apartheid
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 4 TH regrets the trend of prominent businesswomen giving advice on how to succeed in status quo corporate culture (e.g. lean-in feminism), rather than fighting to radically reform that culture
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final THBT environmental movements should concentrate their conservation efforts on protecting keystone animals, even at the expense of other endangered species
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THW prohibit corporations from making employment decisions based on the opinions, preferences, and expressions of their employees outside of work
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi TH supports the implementation of national-level participatory budgeting in the developing world
2021-07-08 World Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THBT parents of racial minority groups should shield their children from the concept of racism for as long as possible
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 1 THBT the media should refrain from showing graphic details of terror attacks.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 2 THW implement an annual lottery where a small percentage of debt-holding private citizens have their debt forgiven.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 3 THW forbid religious leaders from publicly expressing opinions on political matters.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Semi Given the technology to reproduce with a push of a button, THP a world without sex or sexual desire.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Final Actually, THS China's rise as a global superpower.
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 1 TH supports businesses encouraging employees to continue to work from home
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 2 TH, as the US government, would nationalize Amazon
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 3 THBT the LGBTIQ+ movement should prioritize in its public agenda the narrative of reinterpretation of religions, rather than the narrative against religions
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 4 This House believes that membership of the Eurasian Economic Union is in the interests of Central Asian states
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 5 THS the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 Novice_Semi THBT states should significantly fund female-only tech companies.
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 Novice_Final THP a world in which dispassionate objectivity and appeal to logic are preferred in public discourse, over expressions of and appeal to strong emotion
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the International Criminal Court should permit the use of plea bargains
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 Open_Semi THW allow local governments to issue immigration permits that grant access to Defined Permit Services in the local area only
2021-07-03 Australia BP 2021 Open_Final In post-conflict countries, THS the establishment a system of cohabitation to share power among the main actors in the conflict
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 1 THBT post-conflict states should not instill nationalism through the education system
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 2 THBT Filipino athletes should never give up Filipino citizenship in exchange for sports opportunities abroad
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 3 THW prioritize the funding of scientific research conducted by members of historically marginalized groups
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 4 THR the policy of central banks to set ultra-low interest rates when facing severe economic downturns
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 Novice_Semi THBT the transgender community should outright reject the notion that trans people must aspire for cis-passing privilege
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 Novice_Final THP a world where the idea of a collective unconscious does not exist
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 Open_Octa THBT prosecutors should use the standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt instead of probable cause when deciding whether to file a criminal case against a suspect
2021-07-03 Debatable IV 2021 Open_Final THR the mainstreaming (e.g. in art, media, politics, etc.) of cynicism
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 0 THO virtual recreations of historic or cultural heritage sites
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 0 THO deceased artists being displayed by AI in concerts
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 0 THR the creation of art depicting social movements/oppressed communities by individuals not part of the community
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 1 THW adopt compulsory voting in developing nations
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 1 THW introduce an immediate democracy
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 1 THP individuals voting on the basis on technocracy rather than ideology
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 2 THP a world without life altering events
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 2 TH supports the glorification of mediocre life
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 2 THP guilt society over shame society
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 3 THBT labour unions in developing countries should primarily pursue legislative change as a means of achieving workers' rights, instead of directly negotiating with companies
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 3 THW require the consent of local communities for the construction of national/transnational infrastructure placed through them
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 3 THW bar the acquisition of virtual reality and gaming companies by Facebook
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 4 THR the use of sanctions as a tool to bring about political change
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 4 THBT France should militarily intervene in Mali
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 4 THBT the IMF should freeze return on investment payments to wealthy countries that hoard vaccines (retain more vaccines than are necessary to fully vaccinate their population)
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 5 THW keep historic artifacts and art at their point of discovery
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 5 TH, as a researcher who discovers that a nationally treasured artwork is a counterfeit W not report it
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 5 THBT creators should refuse to produce art in states that censor the representation of marginalised identities in art
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 6 THW retroactively apply environmental laws and regulations to corporations
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 6 THBT environmentalists should emphasize blaming large corporations for environment degradation, as opposed to focusing on individual responsibility
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 6 TH, as a developing nation, Would adopt domestic and regional policies to combat climate change rather than participate in global initiatives
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Y TH, as the anti-ableist movement, would center their narrative on the unique skills and abilities of people with disabilities, rather than their unique vulnerabilities
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Y Given the existing technology, THW allow individuals to implant in themselves a computer chip with the AI algorithm
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Y In rationing life-saving medical care, THW use the standard of preventability of condition by the individual, rather than quality of life or survivability
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Octa THP leaderless social movements
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Octa THBT it is illegitimate for states to enact policies seeking to alter the birthrate of its population
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Octa TH, as a progressive academic in an authoritarian state, would advocate for progressive ideas as advancing state interests or policies
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Quarter THS the rise of groups like Shubhamastu.
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Quarter THS churches taking an active role in brokering transitions of political power
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the Catholic Church has an obligation to publicly condemn the Nicaraguan presidency
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Final THO the trope of the strong mother
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Final TH, as feminists, opposes the lifting of the One Child Policy (Two Child, Three Child)
2021-07-02 Rahat Fundraiser 2021 Open_Final THR the dominance of emotionality in media representations of and discussions of girls
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 1 This House Would, as major sporting associations of female dominated sports (e.g. netball, gymnastics, beach volleyball, figure skating), focus our marketing/recruitment on expanding men’s participation
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 2 This House Supports the trend of long-term romantic couples living apart (i.e. at separate residential addresses)
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 3 THBT it is in the interest of China to continue pushing for the internationalisation of the yuan
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 4 This House Regrets the increasing secularization of philosophy
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 5 This House Believes That international development institutions (e.g. the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states.
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 ESL_Final THW receive help from the CIA
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Open_Octa This House Believes That Black Lives Matter should closely integrate the black church and elements of black liberation theology (the narrative that liberating the oppressed is the core of Christian doctrine) into its organisational structure and doctrines.
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Open_Quarter THBT political parties should be able to replace their elected members at any point during their term in office
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Open_Semi THW use the Sweden Pill in Country X
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Open_Final TH, as DoxGaming, would continue development on 'DoxTastic 2077' rather than 'DoxBot 420'
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Schools_Semi THS "Teach For" model
2021-06-26 Doxbridge IV 2021 Schools_Final THO epidemic sovereignty
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 1 THW allow the cultural defense in all criminal proceedings
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 1 THW repeal section 230
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 1 THW hold corporate owners/executives legally liable for the occupational accidents in workplaces.
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 2 THR the IOC’s decision to ban “Black Lives Matter” apparel at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 2 TH, as FIFA, W boycott the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 2 THR fining Naomi Osaka for skipping out on the press conference.
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 3 THBT the South Korean government should exempt male K Pop artists with notable achievements from military conscription
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 3 THR the decision of The Billboards to stop counting bundled music for their charts
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 3 THS the YOLO lifestyle
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 4 THBT revenue from tourism sites associated with Indigenous cultures (eg Chichen Itza and related Mayan sites in Mexico) should be distributed directly to these communities
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 4 THBT Asian immigrants to Western countries should assimilate in the culture of their host country even at the expense of losing their original culture
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 4 THW mandate all newly created superheroes to represent racial/sexual minorities
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final THW mandate Affirmative Action for all debate tournaments
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final THW allow joint team participation in majors
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Novice_Final THBT silent rounds should be abolished
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THR the creation of the microcredit system in impoverished areas
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THW weigh shareholder votes based on the length of time their shares have been held.
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Quarter THR the rise of cryptocurrency
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi THBT the US should provide aid to Palestine at the expense of weakening ties with Israel
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi TH, as the Israeli government, would officially acknowledge all kinds of conscientious objection
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Semi THBT progressive rabbis should actively denounce Zionism
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THW ban the collection of metadata
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THBT access to the internet should be a basic human right in developing countries.
2021-06-26 Nagoya Debate Open 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which AI undertakes all court rulings
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final 1 THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services.
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final 2 THW revoke the tax-exempt status of religious insitutions deemed to engage in large spendings. (e.g. glorious buildings, free canteens, high pay for the leaders)
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final 3 THP social movements centred around class struggles, rather than identity struggles
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final OIC)Final THBT microcredit does more harm than good
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final Open_Semi THBT athletes should not be permitted to express political views during major sporting events.
2021-06-25 BDIDF International Final Open_Final THBT feminist movements in the West should refrain from getting involved in the fight for empowerment in developing nations
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 1 THR the narrative that partners should be significant support systems of each other's mental health
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 1 THW not enter into romantic relationships with individuals who differ in political ideologies
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 1 THR the emphasis placed on determining one's love language (e.g. words of affirmation, giving of gifts, quality time, etc.)
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 2 TH, as a state university, would abolish undergraduate research requirements (i.e. thesis) and instead provide financial and academic incentives for conducting optional research projects
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 2 THBT the academic community should heavily deprioritize the use of quantitative methods in research about minorities
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 2 THR the focus on prominent figures (eg politicians, philosophers, heroes) in academic studies of history
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 3 THW lift social media's ban on political advertising
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 3 THR Twitter's policy of allowing explicitly-pornographic content on its platform
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 3 THBT social media giants (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) should pay users for engagements (including but not limited to posting, sharing, or liking content) on their platforms.
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 4 THW only allow individuals who passed a political awareness exam (including those under the age of majority) to vote
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 4 THS the creation of youth-only political parties
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 4 TH, as the progressive Filipino youth, would engage in disinformation campaigns to support opposition candidates for the 2022 elections
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 5 THBT states that previously commited atrocities should create monuments that remind their citizens of these crimes (e.g. Germany creating the Holocaust memorial in Berlin)
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 5 THBT perpetrators of crimes against humanity (e.g. enslavement, torture, dictatorship, war crimes, etc.) should be denied all forms of burial rites
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 5 In post dictatorial states, THS the narrative of the "banality of evil" in interpreting the cause of past atrocities
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Octa THW abolish the Goldwater Rule
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Octa THW allow terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs (ie drugs that have not completed clinical trials)
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Octa THW establish government-run centers where individuals can use psychedelic drugs
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Quarter THBT prominent liberal figures of gender minorities should not speak out about their regret after choosing to undergo significant medical procedures they advocated for (e.g. feminist activists regretting getting abortions, trans individuals regretting sex reassignment, etc.)
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Quarter TH, as the feminist movement, supports women embracing traditionally feminine domestic activities (baking, gardening, knitting) in the developed world
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should use the narrative that queerness is part of neurodiversity
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Semi THBT the process of decolonization should always include religion
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Semi In challenging dominant religions, THP Neo-Paganism over New Atheism
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Semi THP a world where religious teachings are centered around the conflict between order and chaos, rather than good versus evil
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Final TH, as a millennial, would adopt the FIRE strategy
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Final THP a world without the concept of corporate personhood
2021-06-25 Mayon Open Debate Cup 2021 Open_Final THBT developing countries should pursue attaining a degrowth economy.
2021-06-19 BDIDF Bangladesh 1 This house believes that popular media should portray climate change optimistically (e.g. emphasizing progress which has been made) over alarming predictions
2021-06-19 BDIDF Bangladesh 2 THW allocate the majority of government sports funding to encourage grassroots participation (e.g. community clubs) rather than invest in achieving success in prestigious competitions
2021-06-19 BDIDF Bangladesh 3 This house regrets the rise of comedy shows with journalistic content as a prominent news source (e.g. John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee)
2021-06-19 BDIDF Bangladesh Open_Semi This house believes that individuals should only donate to charities that are scored highly by Effective Altruism
2021-06-19 BDIDF Bangladesh Open_Final This house prefers a world where acts of evil are perceived as a consequence of ignorance, rather than malice
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship 1 This House Prefers a world where politicians are perceived as public servants as opposed to them being recognized as leaders
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship 2 This House Opposes Queer Coding during the Hays Code era.
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship 3 THP a world without art prizes (e.g. Pulitzer, Grammys, Oscars, etc).
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship 4 This House Believes That multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chains
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship 5 This House as a religious person would prefer their religious text (the Bible, etc) was just a book of laws, rather than a book of stories with moral meaning
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship Open_Quarter This House Prefers media portraying marginalized groups as thriving, as opposed to portraying them suffering
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship Open_Semi THW accept the offer
2021-06-19 Habib University Debating Championship Open_Final THW burn the letter without having read it
2021-06-19 KCL Open 1 THBT developing states should place significant caps on the construction of high-rise residences in urban areas
2021-06-19 KCL Open 2 THBT the Biden administration should adopt a diplomatic rather than an antagonistic approach to Russia
2021-06-19 KCL Open 3 THBT capitalism brings more harm than good for disenfranchised groups
2021-06-19 KCL Open 4 In countries with private healthcare, THS the creation of hospitals with free healthcare where there’s a random chance patients participate in government research trials in addition to receiving treatment.
2021-06-19 KCL Open 5 THBT it is in the interest of independent secessionist movements to prioritize creating autonomous zones within preexisting countries over full on statehood.
2021-06-19 KCL Open ESL_Final THP a world where people believe that judgment and entry into the afterlife happens through a metric of peer review versus a metric that takes into account the net sum of your actions on the world.
2021-06-19 KCL Open Open_Octa THBT NGOs in developing countries should prioritize advocacy for changing institutional norms (e.g. transparency, democracy) over advocacy for tangible goods (e.g. building water systems, raising incomes by set amounts).
2021-06-19 KCL Open Open_Quarter THO the use of the "it gets better" narrative by queer organisations and movements in the developing world
2021-06-19 KCL Open Open_Semi THS the use of extraction rights to natural resources as a form of collateral for external debt
2021-06-19 KCL Open Open_Final THS a widespread implementation of San Pedro's prison structure
2021-06-19 KCL Open ProAm_Final THP a world where governments made public a list of individuals and their niche
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC 1 TH, as an intelligent but poor student, would pursue vocational education over a traditional college degree
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC 2 THW suspend labour unions for healthcare workers in times of crisis
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC 3 THR the rise of rainbow capitalism
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC 4 TH, as an Eldian child in Marley, W volunteer to be a Warrior
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC HSNovice_Final THW require partners to pay their house husbands/wives for household chores
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC Open_Quarter THBT developing countries are justified in and should pursue IP theft as a strategy for development
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC Open_Semi In the event of a Chinese invasion of of Taiwan, TH, as the USA, Would intervene militarily
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC Open_Final You are in a stable relationship with a wealthy, workaholic partner but you are emotionally and physically unsatisfied, THW cheat
2021-06-19 Malaysia Nationals WSDC PreUniversity_Final Assuming feasibility, THW develop non-sentient artificial intelligence that imitates deceased loved ones in appearance, personality, and mannerisms
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC 1 Assuming a system of paid parental leave where payments are linked to salary, THW require parents with joint responsibility for a child to share parental leave equally.
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC 2 THW criminalise the denial of genocide
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC 3 THBT schools should adopt a disciplinary approach to students who bully which prioritizes rehabilitation instead of punishment.
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC 4 THW ban the advertising of beauty products
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC Open_Quarter THW ban saviour siblings
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC Open_Semi TH regrets the policy of denaturalization used by Western states against their nationals in the fight against ISIS
2021-06-19 NDT WSDC Open_Final Assuming a system of paid parental leave where payments are linked to salary, THW require parents with joint responsibility for a child to share parental leave equally.
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 1 THBT religious schools have done more harm than good in developing countries.
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 2 THR the increased commercialisation of sports
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 3 THW transfer complete management of environmentally significant areas to an international body, instead of the national government of that area (eg: control of the Amazon rainforest would be transferred to an international body, instead of being under the control of the Brazilian government)
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 4 THBT the US should seek stronger cooperation with Russia to weaken an emerging China-Russia relationship
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 5 THBT educational institutions should heavily de-emphasize the value of academic excellence (eg: Using Pass/fail marking, abolishing distinctions or letter grading)
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 Open_Octa THBT the media should not report on the mental health of those accused of crimes
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 Open_Quarter THBT labour unions in developing countries should primarily pursue legislative change as a means of achieving workers' rights, instead of directly negotiating with companies (eg: Lobbying the government to implement minimum wage and maximum work hour laws, instead of directly negotiating with companies to convince them to increase wages and reduce working hours)
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 Open_Semi THP a world in which dispassionate objectivity and appeal to logic are preferred in public discourse, over expressions of and appeal to strong emotions
2021-06-19 SASDC 2021 Open_Final THP a world in which religions are karmic-based over a world in which religions are based on eternal reward-punishment
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 0 This house supports the manufacture of cheap, generic versions of medications and vaccines, in violation of western patents.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 1 This house believes that large companies should be made financially responsible for the pollution caused by sabotage by environmental activists (for example, clean up costs from the sabotage of oil pipelines)
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 2 This house prefers the holistic education model to systems of student choice
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 3 This house believes prominent male feminists should actively encourage cis-straight men to participate in drag culture.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 4 This house, as China, would abandon Wolf-Warrior diplomacy.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring 5 This house supports norms and institutions which give significant political power to opposition parties (for example, a norm of bipartisan coalitions, appointment to powerful roles in the Executive)
2021-06-18 ANU Spring ESL_Final This house believes that journalists who support a Palestinian state should deprioritise Hamas' role in the escalation of the conflict.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring Novice_Final This house believes that religious leaders should abandon the use of the narrative of "test of God" in religious preachings.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring Open_Quarter This house would impose B-Corporation requirements into the governing constitutions of all large companies.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring Open_Semi This house opposes the ascension of Naftali Bennet to the Israeli premiership.
2021-06-18 ANU Spring Open_Final This house supports the use of ‘right to privacy’ arguments to advance social causes (for example, the decriminalisation of abortion and homosexuality).
2021-06-18 BDIDF Pacific 1 THW give younger voters more votes
2021-06-18 BDIDF Pacific 2 THBT public research funding should be decided by an independent body composed of randomly selected citizens
2021-06-18 BDIDF Pacific 3 THBT the US should abandon the idealization of democracy in its foreign policy
2021-06-18 BDIDF Pacific Open_Final THP rehabilitation and reintegration over retribution when dealing with captured terrorists
2021-06-18 BDIDF Western 1 THO The Narrative You Should Love Yourself Before Others Can Love You
2021-06-18 BDIDF Western 2 This House Believes That States Should Grant Legal Personhood To Ecological Entities (e.g.: The Amazon Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef)
2021-06-18 BDIDF Western 3 This House Would Destroy The Data Of The Extraterrestrial Community Living In Complete Harmony
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open 1 THR the prominence of bite-sized contents (280-character limit on Twitter, 15-second video limit on TikTok, newsletter, etc) in media
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open 2 In retrospect, THBT the protest surrounding the extradition bill is not within the interest of Hong Kong people
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open 3 TH celebrates the gamification of trading and investment activities
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open 4 As artist community, THO NFT
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open Novice_Final THR humanity's fear of death
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open Open_Quarter As Fox News, THW shift away from its predominantly center-right broadcasting focus to a more far-right one
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open Open_Semi THP a world where the False Messiah is considered as a metaphor as opposed to an actual being
2021-06-12 Ganesha Open Open_Final TH embrace the normalisation of the parasocial relationship
2021-06-12 Imperial IV 1 THBT parents should teach children to choose friendship instead of romantic love as the primary relationship of importance in their life
2021-06-12 Imperial IV 2 THBT extensive media coverage of high profile criminal trials does more harm than good
2021-06-12 Imperial IV 3 TH, as India, would join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
2021-06-12 Imperial IV 4 THR the aesthetisation of suffering
2021-06-12 Imperial IV 5 In progressive countries, THS political parties that exclusively represent women's interests
2021-06-12 Imperial IV ESL_Final Assuming the technology existed, THW allow the use of MYRAGE
2021-06-12 Imperial IV Open_Octa THS the universal adoption of cryptocurrencies as additional legal tender
2021-06-12 Imperial IV Open_Quarter THBT increased US political disengagement from Europe is in the interest of the EU
2021-06-12 Imperial IV Open_Semi THR the exclusive focus of modern antitrust regulators on ensuring consumer welfare without promoting structural market reforms (e.g. also taking into account firm size or degree of market consolidation when considering antitrust cases)
2021-06-12 Imperial IV Open_Final THP a world without international law and international multilateral institutions (e.g., the International Criminal Court, World Trade Organization, World Intellectual Property organization, etc.)
2021-06-12 Imperial IV ProAm_Final "Second Life" is a free-access online virtual world developed by a San Fransisco-based company that had approximately one million users in 2013. "Second Life" users, called residents, create virtual representations of themselves, called avatars, and are able to interact with places, objects and other avatars. They can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in both individual and group activities, build, create, shop, and trade virtual property and services with one another. The platform principally features 3D-based user-generated content. "Second Life" also has its own virtual currency, the Linden Dollar, which is exchangeable with real world currency.
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC 1 THBT feminist organizations should not provide support (e.g. public endorsements, monetary support, engaging in get-out-the-vote campaigns etc.) to cis male candidates, even when those candidates have good stances on issues for women and gender minorities
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC 2 THBT the IWW should actively support and encourage prisoners to unionize (including but not limited to providing funding to unions, giving advice on strategies etc.)
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC 3 THR the creation of the NDB
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC 4 THS the creation of chilrden's media that suggests that people are neither good nor evil
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC 5 THS the narrative that all wealth creation is immoral
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC Novice_Final THW publish an expose on Paul's past corruption
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC Open_Semi THBT in negotiating with Iran, America should prioritize Iran scaling back its funding of armed militias (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis) over preventing nuclearization
2021-06-12 NAW*GMDC Open_Final THBT the disability rights movement should prioritize advocacy for increase in government benefits (e.g health care, ubi, etc.) over adaptations to society (e.g. working hours, educational exams, etc.).
2021-06-11 NAMDA Novice 2021 1 This House would ban unpaid internships
2021-06-11 NAMDA Novice 2021 2 This House believes that local police chiefs should be directly elected by their community, as opposed to appointed by local government
2021-06-11 NAMDA Novice 2021 3 This House believes that the environmental movement should significantly prioritise their campaigning efforts on changing the behaviour of individuals rather than changing the behaviour of companies
2021-06-11 NAMDA Novice 2021 Open_Final From behind the veil of ignorance, This house would choose to be born in Rapture."
2021-06-11 RMPD 1 THR the rise in Influencer Marketing
2021-06-11 RMPD 2 This House Supports the creation of a European Super League
2021-06-11 RMPD 3 TH opposes left wing media using mockery to cover the far right e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight.
2021-06-11 RMPD 4 THP a centralised system of healthcare charity
2021-06-11 RMPD 5 THR the decline of class as the primary identifier for social and political movements.
2021-06-11 RMPD Novice_Semi THS the adoption of a global minimum tax
2021-06-11 RMPD Novice_Final THR the glorification of struggle stories (eg students talking about how much they study, celebrities talking about personal hardships)
2021-06-11 RMPD Open_Octa TH supports military coups as tools to usher in replacement constitutional democracies
2021-06-11 RMPD Open_Quarter THBT the Indian Government should prefer building partnerships with rising China technology firms (e.g. Alibaba) over established Western big businesses (e.g. Amazon, Facebook)
2021-06-11 RMPD Open_Semi TH as a young altruistic university graduate, would seek to contribute to the world through attaining high earning positions and donating to highly effective charities, rather than by working in socially beneficial occupations
2021-06-11 RMPD Open_Final THR the concept of envy as a vice
2021-06-05 DSNPD 1 THP a world where successes of revolutions were attributed to violent, rather than peacemaking efforts in the retelling of history.
2021-06-05 DSNPD 2 THBT carceral feminism does more harm than good to the feminist agenda.
2021-06-05 DSNPD 3 THO compulsory savings policies like superannuation.
2021-06-05 DSNPD 4 THW ban ransomware payoffs
2021-06-05 DSNPD 5 THBT religious preachers should abandon the concept of "Test of God" in preaching to struggling communities.
2021-06-05 DSNPD Novice_Semi THBT left wing media should focus on "notable achievements" of immigrants, rather than instances of their exclusion, suffering, or vulnerabilities.
2021-06-05 DSNPD Novice_Final THW choose not to be born
2021-06-05 DSNPD Open_Octa THBT the pursuit of normalisation of ties by Gulf States with Israel is in the best interest of the Middle East
2021-06-05 DSNPD Open_Quarter THBT progressive individuals should have a Zero Tolerance Policy for people with regressive values in their social circle.
2021-06-05 DSNPD Open_Semi THBT left wing media should focus on "notable achievements" of immigrants, rather than instances of their exclusion, suffering, or vulnerabilities.
2021-06-05 DSNPD Open_Final THO the veil of ignorance
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds 1 THW prevent wealthy individuals from being able to write off charity as tax-deductible
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds 2 THBT social media platforms should refuse all requests from governments to censor content if the content does not violate the company's community standards
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds 3 THBT it is in the interest of China to gradually abandon the Belt and Road Initative
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds 4 THBT successful members of marginalized groups should adopt a narrative that predominantly attributes their successes to chance as opposed to merit
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds Novice_Final In post-revolutionary societies, TH regrets the portrayal of overthrown dictators as absolutely evil
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds Open_Quarter THR the glorification of genius
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds Open_Semi THBT human rights organisations should focus on supporting the emigration of people who want to leave occupied territory (e.g. Palestine, Kashmir) instead of trying to end the occupation
2021-06-05 NTU Pre Worlds Open_Final TH, as a parent from a marginalized social group, would teach their children not to trust the justice system or figures of legal authority (e.g. police, judges, state prosecutors, etc.)
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 1 THR the dominance of digital entertainment (e.g. video games, internet use and TV) in the lives of children
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 2 TH, as Sinn Fein, would cease to practice abstentionism.
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 3 THW retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practices for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 4 THO the use of exceptionalist narratives
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 5 THP a social norm of being primarily responsible for your own pursuit of happiness to one of being primarily responsible for the happiness of others
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Octa THBT the results of unethical research should be destroyed
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Quarter THS the creation of women-only economic zones in Saudi Arabia
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Semi THP a world in which personality masks exist and are widely available
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Final THR narratives that claim that history inevitably moves towards a particular end (e.g. Fukuyama's "end of history", Marx's "global revolution")
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 1 This House believes that environmental advocacy groups should prioritise convincing individuals to take responsibility for their personal actions above lobbying governments to change environmental policies
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 2 THBT we should stop giving prizes for the arts
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 3 THW impose salary caps on professional sports teams
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 4 This House would remove statues and other memorials of historical figures whose values or actions are considered abhorrent by today’s standards
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 5 This House believes that online teaching should continue to form a very substantial part of the school curriculum even after the global Covid-19 pandemic has subsided
2021-06-03 MOE-ACJC IDC 6 THW ban fast food restaurants from sponsoring events
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 1 THW ban children-based reality TV competitions (i.e: Dance Moms)
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 1 THW anonymise art at all stages of funding, creation, and curation
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 1 THS of YouTube philanthropy
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 2 THBT progressive politicians in developing nations should not accept cooperation from politicians known/suspected to have been involved in corruption
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 2 THR the glorification of compromise politics in western liberal democracies
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 2 THBT activists should advocate for prison-abolishment as opposed to prison-reform
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 3 THW make corporation taxes proportional to wage ratios
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 3 THS a national jobs guarrantee in developing countries
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 3 THW allow companies to buy the right to govern economically failing cities
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 4 THR the narrative that time heals all wounds
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 4 THO the glorification of resilience as a positive trait
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool 4 THP a world where monogamous relationships are not the norm
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Octa THBT feminists in the first world should not get involved in discussions centered around feminism in the developing world
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Octa TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the abolishment of single-sex schools.
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Octa THO the prominence of the "girl boss" concept
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Quarter THW ban religious organisations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Quarter THR the centrality of self-denial in religious preaching
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Quarter THR the emphasis on "justice in the afterlife" within religious philosophy
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Semi THR the Private Space Race (Space X, Blue origins etc)
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Semi TH Welcomes the rise of Neural Network systems (e.g. Alpha Go, Alpha Zero).
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Semi THW choose to cease existing
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Final THS the creation and use of all autonomous weapons in war
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Final THBT war journalists should be required to render reasonable assistance to the victims, even where it directly jeopardizes their coverage
2021-05-29 Chun Ling InterSchool Open_Final THBT Western liberal democracies should cease all attempts to universalize liberal values
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open 1 THW nationalise all legal services in western legal democracies
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open 2 TH, as Elle Woods, would not accept the offer to go to Harvard
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open 3 THBT joining or attempting to join a terrorist organisation should not be a crime in and of itself (as opposed to committing or assissting terrorist activities)
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open 4 THBT Indigenous communities should be granted Sovereign Immunity
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open Gold_Final THBT there is no inherent moral obligation to follow the law
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open Novice_Final THBT crime fighting agencies should be allowed to use the Death Note to kill serial perpetrators of capital crimes (including, but not limited to: terrorists, serial killers, serial rapists, etc): who have consistently evaded capture
2021-05-29 Law and Justice Open Silver_Final THO retribution as a principle of justice
2021-05-29 Princeton IV 1 THP a world where American and Canadian MNCs in South America adhere to the environmental and labour standards of their home country
2021-05-29 SSE Riga 1 THBT schools should teach predominantly and overwhelmingly national literature instead of world literature
2021-05-29 SSE Riga 2 This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment.
2021-05-29 SSE Riga 3 THS the creation of regional transnational football leagues
2021-05-29 SSE Riga 4 THR the continuation of NATO after the Cold War
2021-05-29 SSE Riga Gold_Final This House supports a norm of embracing anger in public discourse rather than one of aspiring to dispassionate objectivity
2021-05-29 SSE Riga Silver_Final THP a world where people believe that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than that choices influence it
2021-05-29 UET IV 1 Assuming that robots have evolved to a point where they can replicate human creativity and thinking process, but not emotions, THW allow robots to take part in government elections
2021-05-29 UET IV 2 Recognising the hazardous impacts of industrial revolution on climate change, THW remain undeveloped
2021-05-29 UET IV 3 THBT the political parties of the subcontinent are more responsible for the partition of India than the United Kingdom
2021-05-29 UET IV 4 TH, as the feminist movement, opposes unrealistic porn
2021-05-29 UET IV Novice_Semi THW vote Imran Khan in 2023 elections
2021-05-29 UET IV Open_Quarter TH, as a Baloch, opposes the CPEC
2021-05-29 UTS IV 1 This house believes that the feminist movement should oppose the hyper-sexualisation of women by female artists (including but not limited to films, music, art in general)
2021-05-29 UTS IV 2 This house, as the woman, would accept the invitation to participate in The Bachelor
2021-05-29 UTS IV 3 This house would approve of using wartime emergency powers to fight climate change
2021-05-29 UTS IV Novice_Final In post-conflict societies, this house would prefer power-sharing agreements over outright democracy.
2021-05-29 UTS IV Open_Final This house supports Irish Reunification
2021-05-28 Credence BP 1 THR the trend of celebrities and artists openly supporting politicians.
2021-05-28 Credence BP 2 THBT the feminist movement should support organisations that explicitly exclude cisgendered men (ie sororities, all female startups, female-only networking groups)
2021-05-28 Credence BP 3 TH, as the USA, would sanction Honduras
2021-05-28 Credence BP 4 THW not roll out the Earth Timer app
2021-05-28 Credence BP 5 THP the English Rule over the American Rule
2021-05-28 Credence BP Open_Octa THS, as the left wing, the use of aggressive and inflammatory rhetoric against right wing ideology
2021-05-28 Credence BP Open_Quarter THR the narrative of a benevolent God
2021-05-28 Credence BP Open_Semi As a middle aged, average earning person, THW make all decisions based on a utilitarian metric rather than on a deontological metric
2021-05-28 Credence BP Open_Final
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am 1 THP an Indigenous understanding of art
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am 2 TH, as a minority parent, would prioritize exposing their child to the real world as opposed to sheltering them from it
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am 3 THS the rise of private city in developing countries backed by companies from developed countries
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am 4 THR the narrative of Sexual Positivity within the LGBT+ Movement
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am ESL_Final THR the emphasis on the concept of justice in the afterlife within religious preaching
2021-05-24 Alex Trebek Random Pro Am Open_Final THBT modern BLM movements should seek assistence from modern socialist governments (China, Cuba, Vietnam)
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 1 THBT leaders of minority religions in Europe should strongly discourage their congregations from publicly displaying their faith
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 2 THW require companies to hire a significant percentage of employees without university degrees across all levels of their organisation, for positions that do not require professional qualification (e.g. doctors, civil engineers)
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 3 This House supports granting megacities autonomous control over their economic and social policy (e.g. immigration, health, criminal justice) with national taxation policy remaining under the control of the federal government
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 4 THR the increased deployment of Unmanned Combat Vehicles in armed conflict
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 5 THW give citizens more votes based on their performance on a test of current affairs and general political knowledge
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open ESL_Final 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. THP a minimal state
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Quarter THW replace the ICC with permanent regional courts to prosecute crimes against humanity
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Semi THBT the EU should take full responsibility for the control of its external borders in dealing with the inflows of refugees
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Final In situations where deliberate economic policies by another state have caused substantial economic harms, THBT international law should recognise that military retaliation can be justified
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship 1 This House supports the trend of self-diagnosing via the internet
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship 2 TH, as the United States of America, would abandon the One China Policy
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship 3 This House, as the LGBTQIA+ community, supports queer coding in art
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship 4 This House believes that the EU should punish their member states for illiberal reforms within their educational systems
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship 5 THBT environmental activists should emphasize blaming large corporations for environmental degradation, as opposed to focusing on individual responsibility*
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship Novice_Semi THR the naturalisation policy in sports
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Octa This House regrets the rise in the use of easily accessible online platforms for trading stocks, cryptocurrency, and other financial instruments (e.g., Robinhood, Etoro, etc.)
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Quarter This House believes that after achieving an adequate level of financial stability, individuals should focus heavily on the service of others
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Semi This House prefers leaderless social movements as opposed to one with clearly identifiable leaders
2021-05-22 Borneo British Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Final In a post-COVID world, this House believes that the three countries sharing the Borneo Island (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia) should heavily prioritize subsidizing eco-tourism
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin 1 THW place a time limit on all private land ownership in major cities.
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin 2 In countries where abortion is legal and accessible, THW allow fathers to opt out of legal obligations and rights to an unwanted child if the mother chooses to not abort.
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin 3 In criminal lawsuits against politicians on the grounds of corruption, THW reduce the burden of proof to reach a conviction to a "balance of probabilities" rather than "beyond all reasonable doubt"
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin 4 THW rather be Spot than Adam
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin 5 THP a unipolar world to a bipolar one
2021-05-22 ESL Round Robin Open_Final THR the creation and preservation of Libertine art
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 1 THP a world where Hollywood and other major entertainment companies did not choose to penetrate the Chinese market
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 1 THR the glorification of the corporate slave in popular media (ie, Start-Up, Supergirl, Devil Wears Prada, The Office, The Bold Type, Horrible Bosses)
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 1 THO the dominant portrayal of discrimination in media that depicts disenfranchised individuals as helpless and needing external help in order to succeed
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 2 THS the commercialisation of euthanasia
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 2 TH as the medical community would strongly support the commercialisation of nutraceuticals
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 2 TH as the Chinese Government will discontinue its aggressive Space Exploration Program
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 3 THBT it is in the interest of religions to reinterpret their religious texts progressively
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 3 THP the predominance of guilt-based religions over shame-based religions
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 3 THR the rise of prosperity gospel in the third world
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 4 THS global maximum wealth limits for individuals
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 4 in countries with substantial amounts of low-skilled workers, THW progressively tax the use of technology that aims to fully automate workers
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 4 in times of unusually high unemployment THW temporarily and significantly relax minimum labor standards (eg workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hour restrictions, etc)
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 5 THR the rise of polarised left-wing social media channels
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 5 THBT Religious Institutions should not own news media outlets (ie Net 25, UNTV, SMNI)
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 5 TH as a progressive online content creator would not monetise content
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Semi THR the use of martyrdom as a tool for empowering social movements
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Semi THT progressive movements should significantly prioritise the funding and support of community-based initiatives, even at the expense of calling out government inadequacies
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Semi THBT capitalism and feminism are fundamentally incompatible
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Final THW limit the private ownership of historically and culturally significant art to the members of that culture
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Final THS immigrants raising their children in the dominant culture of the immigrated country over their heritage culture
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HS_Final THS the normalisation of cancel culture
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Semi THW consider children as political beings
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Semi As a newly-elected progressive Filipino politician THW implement the previous administration's local policies
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Semi TH as an influential member of the Republican PArty would actively denounce Donald Trump
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Final THBT it is justified to falsify the history of post-war societies in order to maintain peace
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Final THR the celebration of soliders as heroes
2021-05-22 Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Final THR the characterisation of large scale policy reofrms against social vices as wars (eg war on drugs, war on COVID)
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini 1 THW convert marriages into renewable contracts with agreed upon terms and conditions that are revisited every few years
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini 2 THS the end of US Constructive Engagement with China
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini 3 THBT "Have it all" feminism has done more harm than good
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini 4 THW ban political parties and require all candidates for national public office to seek election as independents
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini 5 THR anthropocentrism in the environmental rights movement
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini Novice_Semi THBT developing countries should disincentivise citizens from studying overseas
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini Novice_Final Assuming it was possible, THW allow individuals to permanently alter their memories to forget the dead.
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini Open_Semi THP the use of the Pay-for-Success funding for charitable programmes to the use of direct government funding
2021-05-22 Smart Debates Mini Open_Final THP a world where karmic reincarnation exists to a world where it does not
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini 1 This house believes that the assassination of political leaders is a legitimate tool of foreign policy.
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini 2 This house would issue housing vouchers to low-income individuals rather than invest in the construction of new public housing units
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini 3 This house believes that long-distance relationships do more harm than good to people who enter into them
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini 4 This house believes it is in the interests of South Korea to abandon the Moonshine Policy
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini 5 This house regrets the proliferation of memory laws in Europe
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini Novice_Final This house would abolish consorting laws
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini Open_Semi This house opposes the contemporary revival of Stoicism
2021-05-22 UNSW May Mini Open_Final This house regrets the decline and collapse of the Soviet Union
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open 1 TH, as an activist group, would adopt consensus decision-making processes as opposed to majority voting.
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open 2 THBT IN WESTERN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, NON CIS MALES SHOULD NOT USE CONVENTIONAL GENDER ROLES (E.G. MARKETING ONESELF AS A MOTHER OR WIFE) AS A TACTIC IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open 3 THR the narrative that developed countries have a responsibility to protect vulnerable populations of developing countries
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open 4 TH, as cis women from privileged backgrounds, would turn down benefits arising from affirmative action programmes
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open Gold_Final THP a world where familial care labour is seen as a distinct service job rather than a personal/private responsibility
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open Novice_Final THP a world where people are believed to be fundamentally selfish
2021-05-21 Australasian Womens Debate Open Silver_Final THO the prominence of heroism as a value in society
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament 1 Given a way to accurately measure an individual's emotional intelligence (EQ), This House Would only allow individuals with high levels of EQ to be parents.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament 2 This House Believes That feminist movement should adopt context culture over canceling culture.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament 3 This House Regrets the glorification of immediate postcolonial leaders in developing countries.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament 4 THS right to work laws
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament 5 This House Would prioritize providing students in rural areas with online access to top schools' classes over developing actual schools in their area.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament Novice_Final This House Believes That developing countries should impose a tax on citizens who choose to take up long term employment outside of their country of origin.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament Open_Semi This House Prefers a world in which there are a small number of large-scale, globally-active NGOs as opposed to a large number of small-scale, locally-active NGOs.
2021-05-15 Nanjing Online Tournament Open_Final This House, as the single person, would take the pill.
2021-05-15 Pretoria Parliamentary IV 1 THW require Facebook to pay royalties to news media organizations for displaying their content.
2021-05-15 Pretoria Parliamentary IV 2 This House Prefers a world where major environmental resources (i.e. Amazon Forest, Major Rivers, Arctic) are under universal jurisdiction as opposed to national/sovereign jurisdiction
2021-05-15 Pretoria Parliamentary IV 3 This House as the Tigray Regional Government would secede from the Ethiopia Federal Government
2021-05-15 Pretoria Parliamentary IV Open_Quarter THS the use of lustration in countries transitioning from authoritarian regimes
2021-05-15 Pretoria Parliamentary IV Open_Semi THO the adoption of common currency by ECOWAS
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin 1 This House believes that the LGBTQIA+ community should celebrate the rise of the amateur porn scene (e.g. OnlyFans, etc.)
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin 2 This House supports the further rise of conservatism in mainstream LGBTQIA+ discourse
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin 3 THBT drag should not be mainstream
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin 4 THBT the lgbtqia+ community should actively de-glamorise coming out
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin 5 This House welcomes Caitlyn Jenner's gubernatorial candidacy for California
2021-05-15 Queer Round Robin Open_Final This House prefers works of art that portray injustices through the perspective of an imagined future, as opposed to the past
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 1 THW allow unelected public health boards to have complete executive control over COVID-19 response policies
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 2 As a creator of socially tabooed art, THW only produce art anonymously
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 3 THBT the African Union should adopt a single currency
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 4 THP a world where non romantic co-parenting is the dominant norm
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Quarter THW introduce mandatory conscription to the police force for all healthy, able-bodied 18 year olds
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Semi THBT Dražen Erdemović should not have been released from prison
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Final THW allow kritik arguments in debate formats
2021-05-09 Theology Open 1 This House prefers to believe in a watchmaker God as opposed to an interventionist God
2021-05-09 Theology Open 2 This House prefers personally-adjustable religious rituals as opposed to generally prescribed ones (e.g. fasting, minimum amount of prayers per day, etc.)
2021-05-09 Theology Open 3 This House believes that the point system should reward/punish actions based solely on their consequences, as opposed to motivation being decisive
2021-05-09 Theology Open 4 This House, as a religious parent in a Western country, would prefer to raise their children in a closed religious community (e.g. ultra-orthodox) rather than a mixed/more open community
2021-05-09 Theology Open Open_Final TH, as the rationalist community, supports the rise of further rationalist religious rituals
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge 1 THW anonymise art at all stages of funding, sale, display, and curation
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge 2 THBT progressive media in the West should prioritise the success stories of women in the global south and the middle east, rather than the stories of their sufferings and social barriers
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge 3 THBT creators (e.g. artists, authors, etc.) in post conflict societies should not make patriotic art
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge 4 THR the glorification of success during youth
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge Novice_Semi THP a world where Islam had its own central authority (much like the Pope, for Catholicism)
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge Open_Quarter As Imran Khan, THW Seek closer ties with India
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge Open_Semi THR the emphasis on the concept of "justice in the afterlife" within religious preachings
2021-05-08 Asia E Debate Challenge Open_Final THR the glorification of compromise politics in western liberal democracies
2021-05-08 Groningen Open 1 TH as Belinda Would pursue a long term relationship with Mill
2021-05-08 Groningen Open 2 THS the use of gamification in the workplace
2021-05-08 Groningen Open 3 TH, as Yoshihide Suga, would pursue an aggressive foreign policy platform against China (e.g. diplomatic and economic sanctions)
2021-05-08 Groningen Open 4 THBT the feminist movement should support instances of commercialisation of stereotypically female interests e.g. make-up, baking, knitting
2021-05-08 Groningen Open 5 THW institute an animal rights committee and give it veto power over all legislation
2021-05-08 Groningen Open Open_Semi THW significantly increase the corporate income tax in major business centres of the world, such as Macau, Jakarta, New York, Sydney, London
2021-05-08 Groningen Open Open_Final THP a world with a general belief in moral generalism over one with a general belief in moral particularism
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 1 During health crises, THBT local government units should have absolute autonomy on the formulation and implementation of health policies (e.g. quarantine protocols, vaccination rollout).
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 1 THW prohibit the dispensing of pharmaceuticals over-the-counter.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 1 THR the rise of self-diagnosing mental health conditions
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 2 THP a closed-league model over an open-league model for professional sports leagues.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 2 THP a world in which post-colonial states did not center their sporting cultures on sports brought in by their former colonial masters (e.g. cricket in South Asia and West Indies, basketball in the Philippines, rugby union is South Africa, among others).
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 2 THW cap spending of sports teams at a level that is attainable by all teams in their league
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 3 TH, as the leader of a post-revolutionary state, would abandon all attempts to create a national identity.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 3 THR the glorification of leftist martyrs (e.g. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis in the Netherlands, Wang Erxiao in China).
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 3 THBT current socialist states (e.g. Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam) should adopt and develop Project CyberSyn.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 4 THBT Canada should release Meng Wanzhou.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 4 TH, as China, would shift from "wolf-warrior diplomacy" to cooperative and collaborative rhetoric in pursuit of its maritime and territorial claims.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup 4 THBT the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is in the best interest of Iran.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Quarter As a developing state, THW prohibit the use of arable land for foreign corporations and developers
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Quarter THR the rise of mobile trading apps (e.g. Robinhood).THR the rise of mobile trading apps (e.g. Robinhood).
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Quarter THS the establishment of Sovereign Wealth Funds by developing ASEAN states
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Semi THR the naming of discoveries and inventions after the scientists that pioneered them
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Semi TH, as the space exploration community, would take a pessimistic stance regarding first-contact.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Semi THW ban the use of placebos in clinical trials involving terminally ill patients
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Final THBT democracy is incompatible with the development of the Global South
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Final Assuming we have reached the point of Singularity, THBT AI should be allowed to run for public office.
2021-05-08 Horizon Cup Open_Final THR the villification of centrism
2021-05-08 RVDT 1 THBT developing nations should pay for their students' education in foreign universities under the condition that they will return to work in their home country.
2021-05-08 RVDT 2 In cases of grave offenses (e.g. murder, armed robbery), THW sentence convicts until they are released by SEEK
2021-05-08 RVDT 3 THR the shift in focus of startups from achieving profitability to expanding market share.
2021-05-08 RVDT 4 THP the Western label model to the K - Pop model
2021-05-08 RVDT 5 THO corporations mandating the use of their own app stores by developers
2021-05-08 RVDT Open_Quarter THP a conception of human rights that derives its authority from a divine being rather than a secular source.
2021-05-08 RVDT Open_Semi THBT the US should refrain from any involvement in Afghanistan (political, military or economic) after its withdrawal.
2021-05-08 RVDT Open_Final THBT it is in the interest of liberal opposition movements in authoritarian democracies to actively employ and embrace strategies of disinformation
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 1 THW allow parents to remove their children from specific classes at school (e.g sports, religious studies, sex education, science) on moral, religious or political grounds
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 2 THO the buying and selling of emotional services
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 3 THW ban the football clubs who proposed the formation of the European Super League from their domestic leagues for 2 years
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 4 THBT Green Political Parties should take pro-capitalist stances as well as be willing to form coalitions with right wing parties
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open Open_Semi THS the use of lustration in countries transitioning from authoritarian regimes
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open Open_Final THP a world where major religions hold that their concept of the afterlife is based on the principle of divine mercy, as opposed to divine judgement
2021-05-08 Sports IV 1 THR the glorification of sportsmanship
2021-05-08 Sports IV 2 THO "The Hundred" cricket league
2021-05-08 Sports IV 3 THP integration of mainstream and para athlete events, bodies and decision-making.
2021-05-08 Sports IV 4 As a promising US high school basketball player, THW accept an international professional basketball offer over a US college offer.
2021-05-08 Sports IV Gold_Final THBT the Old Firm should accept the offer
2021-05-08 Sports IV Silver_Final THS Dr. Chermann's choice to speak out about Sexton's medical history.
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 1 THW resign from the hospital
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 1 THBT it is not in the best interest of Western states to actively support countries that were severely affected by the Covid 19-pandemic (i.e Brazil, India)
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 1 THBT the pursuit of vaccine nationalism by developed states has done more harm than good.
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 2 THS Boba liberalism
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 2 THW speak out against the Chinese Government
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 2 THBT authors selling the rights of their works to film companies has done more harm than good
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 3 THW abolish the rule of conservatorship
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 3 Assuming a minor has committed a petty crime that would lead to their incarceration, THBT the parents should be considered culpable accomplices to the crime
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 3 In highly conservative states, THW mandate the inclusion of gender sensitivity courses in the curriculum of higher educational institutions
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 4 THW sanction Iran for the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 4 THBT states should be sanctioned for their proxy wars
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity 4 TH, as the leftist group in Myanmar, prefers an ASEA led over a Western led intervention
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Quarter THBT it is in the best interest of the human race to extensively explore space
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Quarter THS the establishment of a Space Silk Road.
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Quarter THR the commercialisation of the space industry
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Semi In times of armed conflicts, THBT it is justified to use private military companies.
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Semi THBT it is strategic for Israel to use its second strike capability
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Semi THW remain in the conflict zone
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Final THO the establishment of the Cordillera State
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Final THS this public-private partnership
2021-05-01 North Luzon Intervarsity Open_Final THR the glorification of civilian-initiated community pantries
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 1 As the Swedish Left Party in 1996, THW not delcare feminism to be a co-equal ideology of the party
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 2 THBT socialism is incompatible with religions which promise a reward for earthly poverty (eg likelier entry into heaven, good karma, or spiritual virtue, etc)
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 3 THBT European leftist parties (eg Podemos, La France Insoumise, Die Linke), should support exist from the European Union
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 4 THP left wing anarchism over Marxism
2021-05-01 Socialism Open Open_Final THR the predominance of historical materialism rather than Marxist humanism in socialist politics
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 1 THS strong federalist reforms in developing nations including allowing retention of provincial/state revenues, autonomy in policymaking, and the ability for provinces/states to independently borrow from the market
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 1 In areas with limited resources, THS directing investments to microfinance and self-help group programs (including subsidies, tax breaks, free land, electricity, and raw materials, training, cheap or interest-free credit) over direct transfers in cash or kind (e.g., rations and grocer
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 1 THBT states should provide significant incentives(tax breaks, preference in state contracts, exclusive access to state infrastructure) to corporations that have demonstrated triple-bottom-line results
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT it is legitimate for students from a lower socioeconomic background to cheat on their job application including cheating in placement tests, lying on their resume, etc.
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 2 THW reveal the information to the world
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 2 THS a lottery for undergraduate admissions to university
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 3 THS the proliferation of libel insurance for social media users
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 3 THBT community-driven crypto does more harm than good to cryptocurrencies
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 3 THR the prevalence of acquisitions of smaller companies in the tech industry
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 4 THW offer amnesty to the leaders of Myanmar’s military junta if it hands power to an international force to oversee democratic elections
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 4 THR the westernization of local elites in post-colonial states (such as going to predominantly English schools, holding degrees from Western countries etc.)
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 4 THW ban organizations that operate in conflict zones from paying terrorist groups not to attack them
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 5 TH, regardless of relationship status, would submit their DNA for OTM
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 5 THBT X should immediately tell their partner that they cheated on them
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 5 TH, as a 30 y/o single woman in urban India, would choose to opt into an arranged marriage
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 6 THBT believes that it is legitimate for a minority group in a majoritarian state to not pay taxes, as a form of protest
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 6 THBT important Supreme Court cases in India, in which the government is a party, should be heard using Secret Subset Benches.
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate 6 TH, as the VCK, would compete independently in future elections rather than in a DMK alliance
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final TH, as a media house would opt to make its coverage of the pandemic optimistic rather than pessimistic
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final THBT the Indian Premier League should be cancelled
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final Post-pandemic, THW mandate all companies to have a WFH- option policy
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THR the increasing privatisation of the space industry
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THS attempts at the consolidation of farmland in developing nations (through means including but not limited to state acquisition & sale of land and subsidizing land purchases of agri-corporates or cooperatives)
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THBT the US should pursue a comprehensive industrial & trade policy
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THW not support the retrospective representation of BIPOC characters in film or tv adaptations (e.g bridgerton, shadow & bone the tv show, etc.)
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THR the romanticisation of such movies
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter TH, as producer councils in Indian-language cinema, would reserve all big release dates for a small budget and/or art-house movies
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THR the narrative that the Man Box is a form of oppression
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THW reject Womenomics
2021-04-30 National Law School Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THBT the court should have struck down the provision instead of interpreting it in this manner
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 1 THS the "right to try"
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 2 THBT minorities in the US should reject the narrative of the American dream
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 3 THR the rise of comedy shows with journalistic content as a prominent news source (e.g. John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee).
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 4 THBT animal rights groups should prioritise their campaigns on farmed animals being treated well and killed without excessive pain and suffering, rather than discouraging the use of animal-based products.
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 5 THP a world with one dominant global power, rather than several competing global powers.
2021-04-30 Oldham International League 6 This House opposes the increasing sympathetic presentation of villians in movies and TV shows (e.g. One that makes audiences feel for the villain because they have felt suffering and pain).
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 1 THW Criminalize Vaccine Misinformation
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 1 During the pandemic, THBT Medical Workers should have the right to opt out of service
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 1 THS the use of Vaccine Passports
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 2 THBT Hollywood should no longer attempt to appease China (Creating a Quota for Chinese actors, Self Censoring, Chinese Story lines)
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 2 THO Simon & Schuster's decision to continue its deal with Mike Pence
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 2 THBT major theatre houses/corporations in the Philippines should deprioritize the staging of popular Western shows (i.e. Miss Saigon Manila, Matilda, etc.) in favor of more local productions (i.e. Rak of Aegis, Ang Huling El Bimbo The Musical, etc.)
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 3 THW substantially lower labor regulations in areas of high unemployment
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 3 In developing countries, THR the use of indigenous tourism as a primary economic strategy
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 3 THR the rise of private cities
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 4 TH as Aleksei Navalny's would maintain anti corruption as his main slogan as opposed to social injustice
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 4 In approaching Myanmar, THBT the International Community should negotiate with the National Unity government as opposed to the Military Junta
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 4 In approaching China, TH as the Biden Administration would take a human rights approach as opposed to an economic approach.
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 5 THBT Educational Institutions should only grant financial aid (subsidies, scholarships, stipends) solely to the poor
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 5 THBT non-western academic insitutions should focus on non-western academic works as opposed to western academic works
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup 5 THBT universities are liable for their graduates being unable to find employment
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Octa When Possible, THBT researchers should self experiment before conducting human trials.
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Octa Given the rise of deepfake technology, THO the digital reanimation of dead artists (i.e. James Dean who died 70 years ago being casted in an upcoming film)
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Octa THW ban the use of Sex Robots
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Quarter THR the popularity of true crime entertainment
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Quarter THBT the media has the responsibility to reveal the identities of all members.
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Quarter THW not reveal the information
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Semi THBT that the Philippines should abandon the efforts to standardize the Filipino language in favor of instituting major regional languages as official languages.
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Semi THBT 1Sambayan should focus on forwarding an issues-based campaign (rebuilding the economy, vaccination programs, etc.) as opposed to actively criticizing the Duterte administration
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Semi TH, as Leni Robredo, would run for a local position as opposed to running as a president in the upcoming 2022 elections
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Final THW as the village would sacrifice inmates instead of randomly selecting a sacrifice
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Final THP world where upon birth children are taken from their parents and placed in community homes where they are raised by their respective communities
2021-04-30 Xavier Cup Open_Final THP a world where all individuals focused on improving their strengths as opposed to improving their weaknesses
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup 1 This house regrets the rise of pro wrestlers which use their nationalities as primary identities of their fictional personalities. (e.g., ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ Jinder Mahal, ‘Pinoy Boy’ TJ Perkins, ‘Japanese Sensation’ Kenta Kobayashi)
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup 2 This house would implement a minimum spend policy for countries experiencing economic recession.
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup 3 This house, as the Biden Administration, would shift its policies from 'strategic ambiguity' to a more formal commitment to Taiwan's defense
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup 4 THP a world where deep sea exploration was substantially prioritised over space exploration
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup 5 This house would significantly decrease the government budget for loans exclusively offered to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and reallocate such budget to programs that focus on capacity building (i.e. skills development and training, regulatory compliance, access to advisory services)
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup Novice_Final This House Prefers a world where life had no inherent meaning
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup Open_Quarter This House would ban micro transactions in all video games.
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup Open_Semi This House, as Charikeem Jan Prachristin, would boycott gender studies on hegemonic masculinity.
2021-04-27 1st LPU Davao Aristotle Cup Open_Final The House regrets the emphasis on individual responsibility in stories about working class struggles (e.g., These Dreams of You, Parasite)
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders 1 TH supports the rising trend of celebrities and influencers taking key roles in activism (e.g in environment, human rights, social justice movements etc.)
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders 2 TH supports the use of faith-based rehabilitation programs in prisons in developing countries
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders 3 THP a world where the legacies of radical revolutionaries are glorified over the legacies of peaceful revolutionaries
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders 4 TH supports the rise of art produced by artificial intelligence
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders Novice_Final THW place a time limit on private land ownership in major cities
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders Open_Semi THBW Israel's growing direct aggression towards Iran is in it's own best interest
2021-04-24 Taylor's Genders Open_Final TH opposes the popular media portrayal of Female Retributive Violence in developing countries
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 1 This House Believes that Environmental Activists Should Focus on the Culpability of Large Corporations for Environmental Degradation, Rather Than Emphasize the Role of Personal Responsibility (e.g. Using Less Water, Recycling Household Waste)
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 2 This House Believes that Environmental Activists Should Focus on the Culpability of Large Corporations for Environmental Degradation, Rather Than Emphasize the Role of Personal Responsibility (e.g. Using Less Water, Recycling Household Waste)
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 3 This House Regrets the Rise of the Gig Economy (e.g. Gojek, Grab, Uber, AirBnB)
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 4 This House Regrets the Stigma Associated with Outsourcing Elder Care
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 5 This House Would Break Up Persistently Dominant Political Parties in Developing Democracies (e.g. UMNO in Malaysia, ANC in South Africa)
2021-04-22 Oldham Asia Pacific & Atlantic 6 This House Would Allocate the Majority of Government Sports Funding to Encourage Grassroots Participation (e.g. Community Clubs) Rather Than Invest in Achieving Success in Prestigious Competitions
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match 1 THBT major polluter nations should open their borders to climate refugees
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match 2 THW abandon the "non-retroactive" principle in prosecuting crimes related to environmental protection
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match 3 THBT indigineous communities in the Amazon rainforest should undertake acts of vigilantism against poachers and illegal loggers
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match Open_Octa THBT governments of developing countries should prohibit the sale of arable land to foreign states and corporations
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match Open_Quarter As environmentalists, THR the rise of the gentrification of thrifting in the fashion industry
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW forcefully transfer the possession rights of EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) of countries that have been proven to fail in managing their biodiversity ecosystem into a neutral international body.
2021-04-21 i3L Debate Match Open_Final This House Would subsidize large scale geoengineering such as massive carbon sequestration (capture of atmospheric co2 out of the atmosphere and into storage) rather than environmental adaptation (eg: cleaner fossil fuels, ethanol, recycling technology, etc)
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open 1 THR the banning of politically rogue leaders from social media platforms during and after elections
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open 2 THP that authors writing from marginalised communities create fiction through the lens of utopia over dystopia
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open 3 THBT the factions within the feminist ideology are a threat to the movement
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open 4 THP a world where only virtual money is used to purchase hard assets
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open Novice_Final THBT congregants of religious denominations with fraudulent leaders should be charged with equal criminal liability as their leaders
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open Open_Semi With the rise in online dating, THS Gen Z's demystification of sex
2021-04-21 Zimbabwe Easters Open Open_Final THW try legal misconduct for defence lawyers who canvas mental illness for clients who are subsequently medically proven to have not been insane at the time of the commision of the crime.
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP 1 THS strong norms encouraging children to highly prioritise the pursuit of excellence in competitive hobbies (e.g. debating, traditional sports, music, e-sports)
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP 2 THBT social movements should take the approach of skepticism as opposed to optimism
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP 3 TH believes that there is no longer a place for monarchies in modern democracies
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP 4 THW enforce a rotating national service for law enforcement
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP 5 THBT states should actively promote religion in areas with high poverty
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP Novice_Final THBT we owe greater moral duties to future generations rather than those to the present
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP Open_Quarter THBT agrarian subsidies in developing countries have done more harm than good
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP Open_Semi THR the characterisation of greed as immoral
2021-04-19 Chanakya National Law University BP Open_Final As the feminist movement, THW campaign for the right to polygamous marriage
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division 1 That we should not give mass shooters any platform to explain or justify their actions
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division 2 THBT athletes who have enrolled in state training programs from a very young age should receive a lifelong salary from the state
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division 3 THW nationalise credit ratings agencies
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division 4 TH prefers a world without the concept of private property
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division 5 THS liberal candidates to employ languages and narratives (including but not limited to "national unity", "make the country great again", etc.) used by hard line conservatives if it can provide assistance to win elections
2021-04-17 China Universities Debating Championship Eastern Division Open_Final THO the implementation of digital vaccine passports
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open 1 THS vaccine passports
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open 2 THW ban out of court settlements for crimes related to sexual harassment of any kind
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open 3 THIS HOUSE OPPOSES THE PRIORITIZATION OF HUMAN COMFORT OVER ANIMAL WELFARE (E.G. INDUSTRIAL MEAT AND DAIRY CONSUMPTION, LEATHER, ANIMAL TESTING FOR NON-MEDICALLY ESSENTIAL PURPOSES, ETC).
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open 4 THIS HOUSE REGRETS THE GLORIFICATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT OF SOCIAL MOBILITY
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open 5 THIS HOUSE, AS A YOUNG ADULT, WOULD CHOOSE TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS WITH FRIENDS RATHER THAN INVEST TIME INTO A ROMANTIC PARTNER
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open Junior_Semi THIS HOUSE WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY TAX ALL EXPENDITURES ON PRIVATE EDUCATION AND USE THE REVENUE TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION.
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open Junior_Final THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT RETRIBUTION IS A LEGITIMATE JUSTIFICATION FOR VIOLENCE
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open Open_Quarter THIS HOUSE PREFERS A WORLD WHERE ALL ACADEMIC RECORDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF INDIVIDUALS WERE PRIVATE BETWEEN THE STUDENT AND THEIR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEGREES, TRANSCRIPTS, OR ANY EVIDENCE OF SCHOOLS ATTENDED OR MERITS AWARDED, ETC
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open Open_Semi THIS HOUSE REGRETS THE RISE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY.
2021-04-17 Hanoi Debate Open Open_Final GIVEN THE ABILITY, THIS HOUSE WOULD COPY ALL IMPORTANT MATERIALS CONTAINING MODERN CIVILIZATIONS’ ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE FROM THE LAST 1000 YEARS (INCLUDING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, HUMANITIES SUCH AS LITERATURE AND ART, HISTORY AND POLITICS, CONFLICTS AND NATURAL DISASTERS, ETC), TRANSLATE AND DISTRIBUTE THEM TO EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 1021
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open 1 THBT sex education curriculum should intentionally overstate and exaggerate the risks associated with sexual activity (e.g. the failure rate of the pull-out method, the severity of certain STIs)
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open 2 THP a world where all fictional works are collaborative-fiction projects rather than authored by one/a few author(s)
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open 3 THW heavily tax high intensity animal farming
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open 4 THBT China should join the CPTPP rather than focus on the negotiation of bilateral trade agreements with CPTPP signatories
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open 5 THP a world where humans are optimistic about the future of the world rather than have an objectively accurate assessment of it
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open Novice_Final TH, as Superman and Lois, would tell Martha about her fathers true identity
2021-04-17 St Andrews Debate Open Open_Final THW allow ghosts to run for election
2021-04-10 Brasil Queer Open 1 THR the fictional creation of LGBT couples among celebrities who have never taken on this relationship
2021-04-10 Brasil Queer Open 3 THR the use of ""Queer Coding"" in LGBTQI + representation in the media
2021-04-10 Brasil Queer Open 4 THW join Stonewall
2021-04-10 Brasil Queer Open 5 THBT the use of acronyms to refer to non-cis-heteronormative individuals (eg, LGBTQIA +) should be replaced by the single term ""queer"".
2021-04-10 Brasil Queer Open Open_Final THBT it is the duty of the LGBT community to adopt a ""gaysplaining"" stance instead of a combative stance with heterosexual individuals in the face of potentially homophobic attitudes
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV 1 THO the narrative that you shouldn't speak ill of the dead
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV 2 THW oblige companies to include in the price of The product the cost of environmental damage incurred in the production of that product.
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV 3 THBT Asian communities should oppose humble culture
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV 4 THS supports the rise of vaccine diplomacy
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV Open_Semi THR the rise of philanthrocapitalism
2021-04-10 NYU Abu Dhabi IV Open_FInal THS the creation of an open marketplace for the buying and selling of luck between individuals.
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 0 THS the release of the "Burn Book"
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 0 TH, as the victors, would vote for the 76th Hunger Games
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 0 TH, as Buzz Lightyear, would create a secret organisation to seek out and liberate other sentient toys
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 1 TH as Meghan Markle would play Meghan Markle on the Crown
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 1 TH as Homer Simpson would choose to lodge the crayon back into our brain
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 1 TH as a Squib would choose to live in the Muggle world over the magical world
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 2 THR the shift of Debating Pop Posting from being predominantly a pop culture Facebook group to the way that it is now
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 2 TH, as Lucasfilm, would make R-Rated Star Wars films
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 3 THW reveal this to superman
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 3 TH, as the egg donor of the Powerpuff Girls, would pursue a relationship with them
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 3 THR Captain America wielding Mjölnir in End Game
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 4 TH, as the aspiring rapper, Would start "beef" with Eminem
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 4 THBT hosting rights for the Eurovision Song Contest should be awarded based on the WUDC model
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 4 TH, as a K Pop Trainee, would choose to sign with a company that doesn't belong to the Big 3
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 5 THP a world where the debating community had a Simp God
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open 5 THP a world where Hermione developed romantic feelings for and got together with Harry instead of Ron (Weasley not Leizrowice)
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Quarter THBT Nintendo should significantly increase their support for E-Sports
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Quarter THW disqualify individuals from making important life choices (e.g. having kids, running for political office, etc.) for abusive or neglectful video game play that is not part of core game goals (e.g. shoving your Sims into the cooker to die, starving the deadweight neopet on your roster, etc.)
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Quarter TH, as Jessie, James, and Meowth, would stop trying to catch Ash's Pikachu
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Semi TH, as the Pevensie siblings, would stay in Narnia
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Semi TH, as Snow White and Prince Charming, would put themselves back under the curse
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Semi TH, as George R. R. Martin, would publicly announce our intention to not finish the GoT books
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Final THR the "chosen one" trope
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Final TH, as a morally virtuous individual, would seek the power of the Dark One and attempt to use it for good
2021-04-10 Pop Posting Open Open_Final THW become the "Ruler of the Universe"
2021-04-10 UET IV 1 TH, as a functioning democracy, would give more weight to votes from marginalized peoples than those from the majority ethnic and racial groups
2021-04-10 UET IV 2 THS the widespread introduction of millionaire taxes in response to COVID-19
2021-04-10 UET IV 3 THW replace diploma education with individual education
2021-04-10 UET IV 4 THBT leftist parties in Eastern Europe should prioritize left economic policies and postulates (better working conditions, progressive taxation, higher social welfare distribution rates) over progressive liberty rights (same-sex marriages, widespread access to legal abortion, diminishing of influence of church over public sphere)
2021-04-10 UET IV 5 THR the rise in consumption of citizen journalism
2021-04-10 UET IV Novice_Final TH, as the animal rights movement, Would campaign solely focusing on large-scale atrocities (e.g. battery farming, animal testing) as opposed to individual behaviours (e.g. eating meat, wearing leather)
2021-04-10 UET IV Open_Quarter THR overfocusing in historical narratives on figures of revolution
2021-04-10 UET IV Open_Semi As a theologian who has discovered conclusive proof that there is no god, THW destroy the evidence
2021-04-10 UET IV Open_Final THS the posthumous release of art regardless of artists' consent
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders 1 THW allow first time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them instead of a prison sentence
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders 2 THBT deradicalisation efforts in South Asia should primarily focus on addressing women
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders 3 TH, as a new artist, would focus on replicating and building on existing art over creating new art
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders 4 THS the increasing protectionism in the West against Chinese tech goods and services
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders Bronze_Final THBT the LGBTQIA+ movement should emphasise family values as a part of their activism, rather than adopt the view that family values do not matter
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders Gold_Final THBT LGBTQIA+ activists in post-colonial states should promote the narrative that their former colonisers have an obligation to victims of homophobia and queerphobia (e.g. pushing countries to open their borders to all LGBTQIA+ asylum claims and offer significant reparations)
2021-04-09 BRAC Genders Silver_Final 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
2021-04-09 CAMPSDA Debating Championship 1 This House Regrets the rise of Cancel Culture
2021-04-09 CAMPSDA Debating Championship 2 This House Will Prohibit Children From Joining A Religion Before The Age Of Adulthood In The Country
2021-04-09 CAMPSDA Debating Championship Open_Quarter This House, as Lily, will choose to abandon the past and marry Adrian over Haven
2021-04-09 CAMPSDA Debating Championship Open_Semi This House, as the individual, would confess to Michellin
2021-04-09 CAMPSDA Debating Championship Open_Final This House, as the individual, would choose to install the device despite the consequences for the cat
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 1 THS counterfeit culture
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 1 THW abolish the fruit from the poisonous tree doctrine for white-collar crime prosecutions.
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 1 THW enforce blind recruitment in corporate employment
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT social movements should actively disassociate themselves from corporations (refusing donations, rejecting any public affiliation or association etc)
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 2 THW distribute populations in residential areas to achieve a balance of individuals across different socioeconomic status
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT the feminist movement in Malaysia should celebrate the participation of women as sugar babies
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT "scabs" should no longer be allowed to join any union in the future
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT it is morally legitimate for the UK government to strip Shamina Begum of her citizenship
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 3 THR Amnestry's decision to declassify Nalvany as a prisoner of conscience
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 4 THW allow convicts sentenced to life sentence without parole to opt for the death penalty
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 4 THBT that all international treaties and agreements should be subject to parliament approval as opposed to solely rectified by the executive
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship 4 THW impose a statue of limitations for criminal prosecutions
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Novice_Final THP a centralised Islam as opposed to a decentralised Islam
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Novice_Final THP a world where religion promised blessings in the material world as an outcome of piety as opposed to spiritual rewards in the afterlife
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Novice_Final THW recognise a religious / cultural defense as an excusable defense against certain crimes
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarter THP a world where China is the sole global superpower
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarter TH, as Israel, would seek to normalise relations with Iran
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarter THBT it is in China's best interest to fund the anti coup movement in Myanmar
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Semi THBT UMNO should form a coalition with PH, rather than staying with PN
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Semi THP a Malaysia with a two-party system
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Semi THBT Malaysia should abandon non-alignment and pivot foreign policy in favour of China
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Final THP a system of alloparenting as opposed to a nuclear family
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Final THR AstraZeneca releasing information and commenting on speculations of side effects of their Covid-19 Vaccines
2021-04-09 Malaysia National Universities Debating Championship Open_Final THBT the state should not involve itself in the institution of marriage
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' 1 Provided that your husband's income is sufficient to support this decision, THW take a career break to raise the child
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' 2 THW introduce a criminal liability for failure to render assistance
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' 3 THW rather be born as a british royal in the immediate succession to the crown than middle class British citizen
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' 4 In rise of the recent fringe group formations THBT Igbo states should be given complete independence
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' Open_Final THO proscelytization
2021-04-04 Glasgow Women's and Gender Minorities' ProAm_Final THW live fast and die young
2021-04-03 Loquitur 1 That we should nationalize all proceeds intended for charitable giving
2021-04-03 Loquitur 1 That we celebrate cult-like minority rights leaders as focal points in the right against discrimination
2021-04-03 Loquitur 1 That we support the liquidation of a country's cultural artifacts to service national debt
2021-04-03 Loquitur 2 Assuming that we can make testing compulsory, that we should criminalize the spread of irreversible STDs (i.e. HPV, HIV)
2021-04-03 Loquitur 2 That we support the research into allowing parents to genetically ensure that they will have an LGBT baby.
2021-04-03 Loquitur 2 That all schools should be publicly run and funded.
2021-04-03 Loquitur 3 Assuming that we have conclusive diagnosis on-hand, That the state should be able to permanently institutionalize sociopaths
2021-04-03 Loquitur 3 That we should prioritize allowing for a return to previous economic activities rather than adapting to a post-Covid "New Normal"
2021-04-03 Loquitur 3 That we prefer a Saudi led over an Iranian led power hegemony in the Middle East
2021-04-03 Loquitur 4 That we prefer change spurred through lobbyist groups rather than through innovation within electoral platforms
2021-04-03 Loquitur 4 That the state should financially compensate those convicted of non-violent drug offences
2021-04-03 Loquitur 4 That we regret the personal willingness to die for an ideal.
2021-04-03 Loquitur 5 That we would override the wills of the deceased who write in stipulations that discriminate based on gender or race
2021-04-03 Loquitur 5 That we prefer government spending caps to be determined by economist technocrats rather than by elected officials
2021-04-03 Loquitur 5 That the US should guarantee asylum to people who have served a minimum length of time fighting terrorists
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Quarter That we regret trial by Jury
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Quarter That expanded Chinese influence in Pakistan does more harm than good
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Quarter That the successor to the Paris agreement should employ tradable carbon emission permits
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Semi That we celebrate life decisions that involves giving up economic success for romantic love.
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Semi That willfull human reproduction is always morally wrong
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Semi That we should force institutional shareholders example hedge funds to hold on to their initial investments in start-ups for a defined length of time.
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Final That we support giving the WHO power to temporarily confiscate facilities and intellectual property related to the production and research of COVID-19 vaccines.
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Final That we should abolish all political parties
2021-04-03 Loquitur Open_Final That the feminist movement should actively position itself against the institution of marriage.
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 1 THBT teachers should contradict curriculum that they believe will be harmful to society
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 1 TH regrets the narrative that education is no longer important in the 21st century
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 1 THW massively shift resources towards vocational training at the expense of the studies of humanities e.g. history, arts, literature, religion
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 2 THS digital resurrection
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 2 THR the world in which AI increasingly replaces humans in decision-making
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 2 THBT billionaires have an obligation to sabotage the development of AI
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 3 THBT true crime docuseries do more harm than good
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 3 THBT superheroes (e.g. Superman, Avengers, etc.) should operate under the authority of the government
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 3 THBT celebrities should take political stances on social justice issues
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 4 THW require people to visit a slaughterhouse in order to obtain a license to eat meat
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 4 THBT developed countries should focus on geoengineering at the expense of other green initiatives
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp 4 THBT major environmental destruction committed by either individuals or companies should be considered as a crime against humanity
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Novice_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW make the state raise all children instead of the parents
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Novice_Semi Assuming the technology to erase half of the humanity exists, THBT humanity should use the technology.
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Novice_Semi Assuming the technology that can accurately predict when and where people will commit crime exists, THW use the technology to preemptively arrest those individuals.
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Quarter THW ban zero-hour contracts
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Quarter THBT people should donate their wealth above one billion dollars to charities
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Quarter THW implement universal basic income
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Semi THW invade Myanmar
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Semi THBT countries neighboring Myanmar should accept all refugees from Myanmar
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Semi TH, as a member of the police and/or military forces, would defect from the government of Myanmar and join the opposition movement
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Final There exists a button that, once pressed, would make every human being in the world sterile. THW press the 'button'
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Final Scientists find evidence of an advanced, alien civilization. To the best of our scientific knowledge, we do not know whether the aliens are aware of our existence. The aliens have not contacted us. Assuming feasibility, THW invade the alien civiliazation.
2021-04-03 World Changers Camp Open_Final There exists a fountain of immortality. If you drink from it, you become immortal. This does not mean you cannot die; it simply means you are incapable of dying of old age. THBT all human beings should drink from the fountain of immortality.
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients 1 THW allow individuals to sell their right to sue in civil court cases, shifting all potential benefits and losses to the buyer.
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients 2 THO releasing director's cuts after the theatrical release of a film or TV show (e.g. Blade Runner, Justice League).
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients 3 THBT schools should teach in the language spoken by the majority of students in their area, regardless of the offical state language.
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients 4 THP a world where God(s) is/are portrayed to be as morally fallible as humans.
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients 5 THW actively discourage citizens from getting married
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients Open_Semi Assuming basic needs (e.g. food, basic healthcare, access to clean water etc.) of citizens are met, THBT states should abandon all measures to reduce economic inequality.
2021-04-02 Glasgow Ancients Open_Final THP a world where reboundertron exists and is widely accessible
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time 1 THW nationalise big tech corporations (e.g. Facebook, Google, Amazon etc.)
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time 2 THS the dominance of the political left in feminist movements in post colonial states.
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time 3 This House, assuming you have to choose one, would prefer to believe in a world of many morally ambiguous spiritual entities
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time 4 THBT Ambazonia Separatist movements should prioritise advocating for stronger devolved units with greater autonomy instead of a secessionary independent state
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time 5 THBT social movements should prioritise the use of hacktivism as a method of protest
2021-04-02 Jozi Rumble: Greatest of All Time Open_Final THW take the pill
2021-04-02 Online Easters 1 That we prefer a world in which those accused of crimes remain completely anonymous to the public unless they receive a guilty verdict
2021-04-02 Online Easters 1 That we prefer judges absolutely respect wills rather than intervene to correct perceived inequities
2021-04-02 Online Easters 1 That we should allow prisoners to volunteer for socially utile but undesirable activities in exchange for a lighter sentence (e.g. experimental drug trials, military service, hard labour)
2021-04-02 Online Easters 2 That we support strong norms encouraging children to highly prioritise the pursuit of excellence in competitive hobbies (e.g. debating, netball, e-sports)
2021-04-02 Online Easters 2 That sports clubs should be majority-owned by the local communities they represent
2021-04-02 Online Easters 2 That we prefer sports leagues with fewer teams that have a greater concentration of talented players to leagues with more teams but a greater dilution of talented players
2021-04-02 Online Easters 3 That, as the progressive movement, we would oppose censorship by social media companies (e.g. Spotify and Facebook)
2021-04-02 Online Easters 3 That we should force politicians to entirely rely on public services during their entire time in office (for example: public transit, public housing, public education)
2021-04-02 Online Easters 3 That we would redraw electoral boundaries to eliminate safe seats/districts as much as possible
2021-04-02 Online Easters 4 That we should abolish academic tenure
2021-04-02 Online Easters 4 That we support government bonded scholarships in developing countries
2021-04-02 Online Easters 4 That we should have distinct teaching professionals teach at universities rather than professors
2021-04-02 Online Easters 5 That states should actively discourage self-segregation of immigrant/ethnic/religious communities
2021-04-02 Online Easters 5 That, as China, we would impose economic sanctions on Myanmar
2021-04-02 Online Easters 5 That democracies should hold elections immediately post-COVID
2021-04-02 Online Easters 6 That Australia should give temporary work visa holders the right to vote
2021-04-02 Online Easters 6 That we, as the Liberal Party, would introduce a meaningful quota for women running in winnable seats
2021-04-02 Online Easters 6 That Progressives in Australia should not support the Greens' hung parliament strategy
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Octa That, as the feminist movement, we would encourage women to reject acts of chivalry (e.g. men buying drinks, holding doors open, "ladies first")
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Octa That the state should offer a wage to primary domestic caregivers
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Octa That the feminist movement should encourage women to avoid feminine linguistic behaviours (e.g. uptalk, low modality language)
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Quarter That the perception of being a 'model minority' has brought more harms than benefits to the Asian diaspora in Western nations
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Quarter That the government should force all religious charities to strictly avoid religious messaging in all charity activities
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Quarter That we would support a dominant narrative in society that there exists a soulmate for everyone
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Semi That we should abolish Greenfield agreements
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Semi That the Australian government should enact a jobs guarrantee
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Semi That developing nations should introduce policies to heavily discourage the development of monarch cities
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Final That we regret the existence of war memorial days (e.g. ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Vietnam Veterans Day)
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Final That, when dealing with historically dis-privileged groups, we prefer economic reparations (e.g. direct payments, community investment, reappropriation of industry) to political reparations (e.g. additional vote-weighting, quotas in parliament, granting of autonomous control over land)
2021-04-02 Online Easters Open_Final That we support the establishment of "kakistocratic courts" in Wester Liberal Democracies
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 1 THP Popular Voting (voting by the audience) over the Recording Academy's System for the Grammys
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 1 TH (as a social movement) will not employ memes as a vehicle to communicate with the public
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 1 THW "cancel" (in reference to cancel culture) all TV shows that depict the police as a good actor
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 2 THBT the United Nations should be disbanded
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 2 THBT scholars from colonially-oppressed states (like India, Congo, Algeria etc) should design the school history curriculum of their oppressors (like Britain, Belgium, France)
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 2 THR the Nehruvian Model of Socialism
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 3 TH would prefer to status-quo, a model where the listing of 'all' matters as well as selection of the roster is taken over by an AI system.
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 3 THP government policies in favour of making Big Data more accessible over policies that call for restricting access and usage further
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 3 THW require all social media companies to verify each profile on their platform
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 4 TH, as Harry Potter, would forgive Severus Snape
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 4 THP human decision making on purely intellectual grounds (considering solely : logic, quantifiable consequences, numerical outcomes etc) instead of purely on emotional grounds (considering solely : subjective outcomes to individuals, emotional impact on others, etc)
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 4 Assuming it is feasible, THW give parents of newborn children a choice to watch a trailer of their child’s life
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 5 TH(RP USA) supports the termination of federal government lawyers for refusing to defend new laws on account of conscience/personal opinions.
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 5 THS the rise of political constituencies (eg IPAC) in Indian politics
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates 5 THP a system where individuals can be elected to high ranking police executive positions (eg : commissioner of police)
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Quarter THBT Indian States should take away wealth (beyond the sustenance threshold) from religious institutions and use it for government spending
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Quarter THP religions that propagate divinity lies within self as opposed to a distinct god
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Quarter THBT states having communities belonging to declining religions (i.e religions that are going extinct) should not apply restrictions (eg: anti conversion laws) to those minority religion missionaries.
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Semi THW get rid of the "Revlon Duty" standard on the Board of Directors of a company during a potential takeover
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Semi THS India's decision to ban cryptocurrency
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Semi THBT India should classify food as a strategic asset
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Final THO the phenomenon of a single Indian FM
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Final TH, as a Feminist Investor, will choose to invest in a technology that lets one retain their youthful appearance as they age
2021-04-02 Premchand Debates Open_Final THBT the developing world FM should lobby for issues based primarily on their likelihood to succeed
2021-03-30 Kolkata Debates 1 THS the use of emotional support services
2021-03-30 Kolkata Debates 2 TH as a feminist movement would support scientific research towards artificial womb technology
2021-03-30 Kolkata Debates 3 THB that the “lesser evil” narratives to gain votes is an un-democratic narrative.
2021-03-30 Kolkata Debates Open_Final THS association of aesthetic choices with social values or lifestyle in countries of high social and income inequalities
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship 1 THR the emphasis of textbook-based education within secondary schools.
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship 2 TH would allocate the majority of public healthcare funds to palliative care, as opposed to treatments for terminal diseases.
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship 3 TH, as a female artist winning her first Grammy, would choose to reject and denounce her recipient of the award.
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship 4 In times of economic crisis, TH prefers a system of lax labour regulations to that of extensive labour regulations (minimum wage, job security legislation, etc.).
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship 5 THW choose not to report the crime
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship Open_Octa THR the narrative that people should marry for love
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship Open_Quarter TH, as the Biden Administration, would prioritize immediately reinstating the JCPOA over negotiating further demands with Iran (i.e. requesting for the removal of ballistic missles, Iran's funding of extremist groups...).
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship Open_Semi THBT it is in the interest of social movements to "hijack" symbols of their opposition groups (e.g LGBT Twitter users and the #ProudBoys).
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship Open_Final THW blow the whistle
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship U16_Semi TH would prevent countries with active humanitarian crisis from hosting major sporting events (e.g China as host of 2022 Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup being hosted in Qatar in 2022).
2021-03-27 4th Linkbate Debate Championship U16_Final TH regrets the glorification of sacrifice in social movements.
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship 1 THW allow ex-convicts to serve as police officers
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship 2 THR the Malaysian government's move to limit JPA scholarships solely towards tertiary education institutions within Malaysia
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship 3 In providing social welfare, THP that governments provide cash transfers instead of distributing social goods.
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship 4 THS the use of feminist narratives in selling beauty products
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship Novice_Final THW compel governments to run a referendum on any issue if a significant (>50%) of society petitions for it
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship Open_Quarter THBT the reimplementation of the Iran Deal (with its original terms unchanged) will bring more harm than good
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship Open_Semi THR the peer review system in academic journals
2021-03-27 Australs Interschool Debating Championship Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, THW allow individuals to buy and sell the remaining years of their life as opposed to restricting access to the technology completely
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 1 In settler-colonial states, THW require students to learn an Indigenous language
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 1 THW grant Student Councils the right to unilaterally remove faculty members
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 1 THW give additional benefits to families on welfare whose students perform well in school
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT the Cameroon government should recognise the secession of the Anglophone region
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT it is in the interest of the BJP to frontline its campaign in a non-stronghold territory with a prominent public figure (eg Kiran Bedi, Navjot Singh Sidhu) as compared to a local career politician (Meenakshi Lekhi, Ashwani Kumar Sharma).
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 2 THP a two-party political systems over a multi-party political system
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 3 THP a world in which exclusively professionals, as opposed to friends and family, were a source of emotional support and validation
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 3 THR the narrative that disability can be overcome
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate 3 THR the villification of monotony
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final THW ban authoritarian regimes from bidding to host major international sporting events (FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games, etc)
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final THS UEFA's decision to ban transfers between Champion League teams
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final Plans are being discussed that would prevent Champions League clubs from buying players from each other, the European Club Association (ECA) president has revealed
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Open_Final TH (as an entry-level employee at the IT firm) W volunteer for the Microchipping pilot program
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THS the 14-day rule
2021-03-27 Blithchrome Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THS the ban of cryptocurrencies in India
2021-03-27 Junior Debate Championship 1 THBT the usage of negative campaign advertisements does more harm than good
2021-03-27 Junior Debate Championship 2 THBT human rights standards ought to be absolute and independent of cultural context
2021-03-27 Junior Debate Championship 3 THW require companies allocate seats on their boards of directors to workers
2021-03-27 Junior Debate Championship Open_Final TH prefers a world where a God is portrayed as an imperfect being
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open 1 THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open 2 THS the use of doxxing by the Left to counter the harrassment of women
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open 3 THW revoke registered charitable status from groups that focus solely or primarily on "advancing religion"
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open 4 THBT states formerly under the rule of the Soviet Union should not emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open 5 THBT parents should primarily use reward power rather than legitimate power when trying to modify behaviour
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open Novice_Final THBT anthropologists should refuse to work with resource extraction companies
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open Open_Quarter TH, as the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, would seek an alliance with China
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open Open_Semi THBT the trend of of investing in unprofitable companies (e.g., AirBnB, WeWork, Uber, Amazon before 2004, Tesla before 2021) has done more harm than good
2021-03-27 NA Spar Open Open_Final THP a world in which people did not attempt to leave behind a legacy
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open 1 THW heavily restrict the number of students who get education overseas
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open 2 THR the narrative that marginalized groups (e.g. people of color, LGBT+ individuals) should support left-wing parties and politicians
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open 3 THR the decline in a culture of reconciliation among family members
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open 4 THW make businesses that are making unprecedented profit from the pandemic (e.g, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon) donate a portion of their profits to be redistributed to businesses that have taken losses
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open 5 THW strongly discourage people from looking for their soulmates
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open Open_Semi THP a world where musical artists perform and publish under anonymous personas (eg. Daft Punk, Yorushika, Marshmello)
2021-03-27 Nanjing Online Debate Open Open_Final At the US THR the Biden administration's decision to launch an airstrike in Syria
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani 1 THBT states should heavily invest in video games as a significant educational tool for the future
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani 2 This house believes that leaders of minority religions in Europe should advocate for cultural assimilation over seclusion from the majority
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani 3 TH, as the Biden Administration, would immediately engage in the CPTPP.
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani 4 THBT TikTok brings more harm than good
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani Novice_Semi THW prefer to live in a world where people's dominant belief would be that free will does not exist
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani Novice_Final In instances of protracted conflict, THBT the state should grant demands for secessions that are won by referendum
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani Open_Quarter TH, as a female politician, would embrace the public expression of vulnerability
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani Open_Semi THBT states should be held liable for massive failures in energy provision by private actors.
2021-03-21 BiTS Pilani Open_Final THS antinatalism
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open 1 THR the prevalence of Western intervention into African political conflicts
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open 2 In the world of technology where people can trade without broker assistance, THW require all broker to waive their brokers' fees
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open 3 THW allow single parents to raise their children in prisons (for ex: exclusive parenting zones)
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open 4 THO the production of fictional medical series
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open 5 THS the concept of Civilisation state, in African countries where there are recurring identity conflicts
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open Open_Semi THW press the button once when young, as opposed to daily
2021-03-21 Cameroon Debate Open Open_Final TH, as the people of the community, would abandon all research to kill the dragon
2021-03-21 Colgate Open 1 TH, as a minority artist in creative spaces that are widely prejudiced and toxic toward your identity (e.g. LGBT people in hip-hop, women in film directing), would not reference such identity in your art.
2021-03-21 Colgate Open 2 TH, as Danone, Regrets Faber's removal
2021-03-21 Colgate Open 3 THW not pursue relationships with non-Reanimationists
2021-03-21 Colgate Open 4 TH, as a progressive candidate, Would heavily prioritize economic policy over social policy.
2021-03-21 Colgate Open 5 THBT the international actors who had supported Fayulu should actively support Tshisekedi’s attempts to form a new government.
2021-03-21 Colgate Open Novice_Final THBT humans should give up on Earth, rather than re-inhabiting it
2021-03-21 Colgate Open Open_Quarter THW the narrative that "education is the great equaliser"
2021-03-21 Colgate Open Open_Semi THBT major pharmaceutical companies should cut off supply of its products to governments that don’t follow the company's protocol around their distribution and usage.
2021-03-21 Colgate Open Open_Final THP this world over ours
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup 1 THW allow individuals and organisations to sue for deplatforming
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup 2 TH, as a state with aging population, would opt for policies that icrease immigration (e.g. more visas, more social benefits to work migrants) rather than ones that encourage citizens to have more children (e.g. tax benefits, increased childcare)
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup 3 Assuming that the technology exist, THBT the wider usage of this technology would be beneficial for society
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup 4 In the post Covid world, THW significantly tax tourism* in big tourist cities (Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona) *peer to peer renting like airbnb taxes, low cost flights taxes, overnight stay taxes
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup 5 THBT the concept of hell brings more harm than good for religious individuals
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup ESL_Final THW introduce the "New Life" program
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup Open_Semi THW remove domestic market protections* for companies that directly enable authoritarianism in other countries *(Market protections = enforcement of patent rights, tax benefits, equal ability to bid for government contracts) *(Directly enable = co-operating with censorship laws to gain market share, granting governments access to user data, quid pro quo funding for incumbent regime)
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup Open_Final THW start the rebellion
2021-03-21 Edinburgh Cup ProAm_Final THBT "have it all" feminism has done more harm than good
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 1 THW abandon policies that seek to preserve dying languages
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 1 THW prohibit the media from using softwares/filters to cosmetically improve an individual’s appearance
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 1 THO the narrative that experiencing the original version of an artwork is unique to the appreciation of that work
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 2 THW ban revolutionary leaders and their families from running for office in immediate post-conflict societies.
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 2 THR strategic voting
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 2 THBT state policies should be neutral to family structure as opposed to actively promoting certain structure (e.g. promoting nuclear family model)
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 3 THR the growing trend of Asian students studying abroad in western states
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 3 THBT universities should primarily consider the teaching ability of faculty members, as opposed to research outputs, when awarding tenure and allocating academic funding
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 3 THBT the U.S. should prohibit universities from accepting research funding from China
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 4 In countries with vaccine shortages, THW ban vaccine exports
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 4 Under the current pandemic, THBT it is justified for countries to send surplus medical supplies to their key allies over the nations most in need
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 4 THBT those who refuse to get vaccinated should be exempt from public/free treatment of COVID-19
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 5 THW sign the contract
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 5 In conservative societies, THBT it is legitimate for feminists to adopt the strategy of "mirroring"
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD 5 THW introduce eco-conscription
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Quarter THP a world like Marx Island
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Quarter THBT poor developing countries should adopt wealthier states' currencies
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Quarter You are the founder-owner of a successful startup looking to raise more capital to fund expansion. THW choose to float shares of the company on the stock market.
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Semi THBT China should support the reelection of Joe Biden
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Semi TH, as the US, would unilaterally end its tariffs on Chinese imports
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Semi THBT the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should adopt a policy of not bailing out countries that take out significant loans from China under One Belt One Road
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Final THBT laws protecting religious sensibilities (ie blasphemy laws) have no place in secular states
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Final THBT reincarnation is better for the individual than an eternal afterlife
2021-03-21 IIT BHU PD Open_Final TH prefers a world where every individual is perceived to have equal access to a deeper connection with religious deities (as opposed to e.g. religious leaders being perceived to have more such access)
2021-03-21 MINT 1 THBT queer artists should prioritize depicting happy, than tragic LGBT experiences in their art
2021-03-21 MINT 1 THBT museums should be compelled to return all artifacts and artworks to their country of origin
2021-03-21 MINT 1 THR the feminization of characters or storylines that deviate from long-standing canon (e.g. Doctor Who's 13th Doctor, the movie adaptation of Captain Marvel, Enola Holmes, and Oceans 8) as opposed to the creation of original media with prominent female leads
2021-03-21 MINT 2 THW grant financial incentives to indigenous people to send their kids to mainstream schools over their local indigenous schools
2021-03-21 MINT 2 THBT heads of public universities (deans, chancellors, etc.) should be elected by the student body
2021-03-21 MINT 2 THBT educational institutions should heavily de-emphasize the value of academic excellence (e.g. implementing a pass or fail system, abolishing all academic distinctions, etc.)
2021-03-21 MINT 3 THBT the use of Impact Factors has done more harm than good to the scientific community
2021-03-21 MINT 3 THR the dominance of positivism in social science research
2021-03-21 MINT 3 TH, as the medical community, would adopt an optimistic stance towards vaccines that are rolled-out despite having incomplete clinical trial data
2021-03-21 MINT 4 THBT the Filipino youth should oppose the notion of "Utang na Loob"
2021-03-21 MINT 4 THP a private-led Marawi rehabilitation than a government-led one
2021-03-21 MINT 4 THS a violent uprising against the Duterte administration
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Octa THS the creation of an ASEAN monetary union
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Octa THS a widespread adoption of cryptocurrency
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Octa THBT governments should not place conditions on company bailouts
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Quarter THBT further involvement in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is in the best interest of Pakistan
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Quarter TH opposes America’s decision to designate Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Quarter THBT the European Union should suspend the memberships of Hungary and Poland
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Semi THP a world where human beings naturally expired at age 50
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals one opportunity to meet the future version of their romantic partner
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Semi THP communal child-rearing to family-based child rearing
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Final THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should prioritize narratives highlighting the unique experiences of each sector (i.e. experiences of gays being distinct from those of lesbians) rather than highlighting unified struggles
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Final TH, as a liberal church leader, would emphasize teaching universal reconciliation over eternal damnation
2021-03-21 MINT Open_Final THBT liberals should abandon the narrative that "some things are not up for debate"
2021-03-21 UCL IV 1 THW require all isolated religious communities [e.g. Hasidic Jews] to give all 18-year olds a 'Rumspringa'
2021-03-21 UCL IV 2 THW impose carbon taxes on individuals
2021-03-21 UCL IV 3 THR the glorification of sports in schools and universities
2021-03-21 UCL IV 4 THBT Abiy Ahmed should allow Tigray to secede from Ethiopia and form an independent state
2021-03-21 UCL IV 5 THBT courts should break up consistently dominant political parties
2021-03-21 UCL IV Open_Semi THBT the state should not fund any works of art or performances that the average citizen would not recognize as having artistic merit
2021-03-21 UCL IV Open_Final THBT the scientist should use the machine to clone themselves
2021-03-21 UCL IV ProAm_Final THBT governments in developing countries should mandate monthly salaries for homemakers
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open 1 THBT the state should never gentrify culturally significant areas
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open 2 TH believes that leftist movements should embrace centrism as a dominant strategy for political change
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open 3 TH as a middle class self-identifying feminist woman, would engage in and condone nepotism for personal gain
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open 4 THR the decline of gothic themes in mainstream art
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open 5 TH prefers a world where judiciaries in South East Asia historically engaged in judicial activism
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT mental health services should engage with individuals through working with their post-trauma reconstructed identity over attempting to engage in pre-trauma identity reconstruction
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open Open_Semi TH, as the Worker Party, would embrace the return of Lula as the leader of the party
2021-03-19 Brickfields Asia College Debate Open Open_Final In countries embroiled in conflict, THBT revolutionary movements should engage in the strategy of attempting to militarily take control of regions over attempting to engage with the central government for federal level political concessions
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 1 THW remove nationalism from all school curriculums
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 1 Assuming a tradeoff is required, THBT history education in post-conflict societies should focus on reconciliation at the cost of truth
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 1 THR the emphasis placed on obtaining tertiary education
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 2 THS the use of primaries rather than internal elections to determine political party leadership.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 2 THR the valourisation of compromise politics in developing countries.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 2 THW allow communities to veto resource mining projects in their local areas.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 3 THR the glorification of art produced for non-material gain
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 3 THBT artists should strive to portray the world as they believe it ought to be rather than as it is.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 3 THO the prominence of " poptimism" in music criticism
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 4 THR the narrative patience is a virtue
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 4 THBT minority rights movements should prioritise an approach of arguing for equality and rights based on 'the need for legal equality as citizens of the state' as opposed to arguing for 'acceptance and assimilation of their identity'
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 4 THO the valourisation of "authenticity in popular culture"
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 5 THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 5 THW abolish eminent domain
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 5 THW establish a zone of free movement of labour in South East Asia
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 6 THS the use of " doxxing" by the left to counter the harrassment of women
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 6 TH, as the feminist movement, would actively reject " celebrity feminism"
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational 6 THBT feminist movements in developing countries should advocate for mandator prenups
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Octa THS opposition boycotts of all elections that are known to be not free and fair
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Octa THBT minorities should emphasise their conformity with, rather than distinctiveness from, the dominant culture as a strategy for improving social conditions
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Octa THBT religious preachers should not offer services to individuals who currently belong to criminal organisations
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Quarter THBT the Indian National Congress should appropriate "Nationalism" in it's opposition of BJP
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Quarter THR the commercialisation of the Hajj
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Quarter THO the use of religious elements and undertones, in seeking support (which includes but is not limited to, monetary and political) in international humanitarian issues
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THBT small nations should strive to have neutral independent foreign policy, rather than join blocks led by global superpowers
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Semi THBT close ties with Russia are in the interest of the United States
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Semi THBT Ethiopia should strive to secure a power sharing agreement between the Ethiopian government and Tigray People's Liberation Front
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final THO the continued development of technology that renders human workers obsolete (e.g. self-driving cars, automated factories, AI helpdesks)
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final THW allow interrogation by torture of mindmapped simulations of terrorists
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final THW replace human judges with computer algorithms in criminal sentencing
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final THP a world where individuals are incapable of deception
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final In situations where it is not possible to achieve both aims and the decision is upon the doctor, THBT doctors should prioritise prolonging life over the quality of that life.
2021-03-19 People's Speak Invitational Open_Final It has been 10 years since you made the decision you consider to be the most important one in your life. THW use the technology.
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 1 THW Ban all forms of advertising targetted towards children
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 1 THW Ban parents from setting their adopted child up for re-adoption
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 1 THBT parents at all times should not lie to their children
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 2 THR the diversion of all public healthcare resources from primary and preventive care to fighting the pandemic
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 2 THBT developing countries should disregard intellectual property rights (i.e. patents) on treatments for widespread diseases
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 2 THS the rise of AI in mental health therapy
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 3 THW consider personal wealth an aggravating circumstance
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 3 THBT criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats as opposed to elected representatives
2021-03-14 Lasallian Interschool Training 3 THBT retribution should not be a part of the criminal justice system
2021-03-13 Bristol Schools 1 THW implement a salary cap for all sports clubs
2021-03-13 Bristol Schools 2 THBT progressive female political candidates in liberal democracies should not appeal to traditional female roles in their campaigns
2021-03-13 Bristol Schools 3 TH, as an immigrant parent, would raise their children using the Tiger Parenting model
2021-03-13 Bristol Schools Novice_Final THBT Disney should strive towards a more realistic portrayal/depiction of love
2021-03-13 Bristol Schools Open_Final THBT hustle culture has done more harm than good
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 1 THBT religious education in developing countries has done more harm than good
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 1 THBT university funding should be distributed equally across all universities as opposed to proportionally to their achievements
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 1 THW allow private corporations to buy contracts to educate and train prisoners in prisons in return for a percentage of their income when they are released
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 2 This House believes that minorities should engage in respectability politics
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 2 This House regrets the label "Nazi" used to describe extremist movements
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 2 This House, as feminists, regrets the rise of platforms that allow self-commodification of one's sex appeals (e.g. OnlyFans, Sugarbook, etc.)
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 3 THW nationalise all research into artificial general intelligence (AGI)
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 3 THBT states should subconsciously nudge its citizens toward making socially desirable choices
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 3 THR the glorification of productivity
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 4 In times of economic recessions, THW implement a minimum spend policy
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 4 THP a model of economic development that primarily relies upon microfinance as opposed to the development of traditional financial institutions
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open 4 THBT state-owned enterprises in primary industries should retain full state ownership rather than declare an initial public offering (IPO)
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Quarter In post-conflict societies, THS a significant degree of civilian control over the military as opposed to an independent military
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Quarter In nascent democracies, THBT states should form its military via conscription as opposed to recruitment
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT the leaders of police organisations should be elected by the local communities in which they serve
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Semi THP a world whereby religions dictate that the entry into heaven is based on peer based testimony as opposed to adherence to religious laws
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Semi THP a world where lying is not seen as immoral
2021-03-13 Keio Debate Open Open_Semi THBT the Global Middle Class should adopt a nihilist outlook on life
2021-03-13 Liverpool IV 1 THW ban *negative advertising in elections. *political ads in which a politician or party focuses on criticizing another politician or party
2021-03-13 Liverpool IV 2 THR the trend of foreign investors purchasing football clubs
2021-03-13 Liverpool IV 3 THR the narrative that the main drive for teachers is their "calling"* *A strong inner impulse toward a particular lifepath or purpose
2021-03-13 Liverpool IV ProAm_Final This house would apply a lower rate of income tax to women.
2021-03-13 Yale IV 1 THBT progressive feminists should embrace shunned ‘patriarchal’ dating norms (e.g. placing the onus on men to make the first move, letting men pay for dates, pushing men to confirm the exclusivity/commitment of a relationship, etc.)
2021-03-13 Yale IV 2 THBT the journalists should portray right-wing extremist groups critically rather than empathetically (e.g. focusing on their harmful actions, emphasising the impact on those opposed to them rather than trying to interview extremists and portraying their perspectives, etc.)
2021-03-13 Yale IV 3 THBT the Japanese government should repeal Article 9 of the Constitution.
2021-03-13 Yale IV 4 THBT the provision of loans in times of economic crisis by global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) should not be conditioned on meeting fiscal policy criteria determined by these institutions, such as reductions in government budgets and changes to tax rates and regulations.
2021-03-13 Yale IV 5 THW prohibit the payment of ransoms by governments or individuals
2021-03-13 Yale IV ESL_Final THW allow deaf parents to specifically select deaf over hearing embryos in utero
2021-03-13 Yale IV Novice_Final THP a world without the existence of the elixir
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Octa THBT indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest should undertake acts of vigilantism against poachers and illegal loggers.
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Quarter TH, as the SNP, would focus and campaign around economic growth initiatives (e.g. drawing in foreign MNCs, making investment more attractive domestically, etc.) rather than on its current pro-independence focus.
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Final THS the narrative that all people are redeemable
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV 1 THP teaching children "self sufficiency" over "Community reliance"
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV 2 THBT a shift toward playing in neutral venues would be in the interest of the sport
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV 3 TH, as a prominent Bangladeshi journalism agency, would have covered the documentary at the time of its release.
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV 4 THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit women who oppose liberal reform.
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV Open_Semi THBT environmentalist groups should fully abandon advocating for the mitigation of climate change (carbon taxes, carbon offsetting, planting trees), in favour of campaigning for adaptation efforts instead (e.g. building sea walls, exploring alternative living habitats)
2021-03-12 Genesis BP IV Open_Final THR the narrative that individuals should "pursue what they love"
2021-03-12 Hansraj Parliamentary Debate 1 THBT developing countries should aggressively incentivise students to pursue further education domestically as oppoed to overseas
2021-03-12 Hansraj Parliamentary Debate 2 THBT states should grant technocrats absolute authority to override decisions relating to the pandemic
2021-03-12 Hansraj Parliamentary Debate 3 TH prefers an online media (including but not limited to social networking sites and OTT platforms)) policy of content removal only upon reports by users, as opposed to it being done independently by the company itself.
2021-03-12 Hansraj Parliamentary Debate 4 THP an online media (including but not limited to social networking sites, OTT platforms) policy of content removal only upon reports by users, as opposed to it being done independently by the company itself
2021-03-12 Hansraj Parliamentary Debate 5 THBT politically progressive financiers speculating on financial markets does more harm than good
2021-03-06 Dialectics 1 THBT all social media accounts should be private until they get verified
2021-03-06 Dialectics 1 THBT developing countries should require internet companies to pay for news sharing
2021-03-06 Dialectics 1 TH, as Facebook, would take down all pages of celebrities and influencers who have previous and current engagements with misinformation channels (e.g. Twinmark)
2021-03-06 Dialectics 2 In developing countries, THBT economies should not be fully opened if only under 80% of the population is vaccinated
2021-03-06 Dialectics 2 THW not allow partnership between private corporations and public sector aimed for disaster relief
2021-03-06 Dialectics 2 THBT tech companies should be prohibited from filing for IPO
2021-03-06 Dialectics 3 TH welcomes "mass coming out" in the entertainment industry
2021-03-06 Dialectics 3 THW remove tax-exemption privilege from private schools that are guilty of discriminating LGBT students
2021-03-06 Dialectics 3 You are a cis-het male actor offered to portray a homosexual man in a BL movie/series. TH, as the actor, would reject the offer
2021-03-06 Dialectics 4 THBT pushing t abolish the filibuster is in the best interest of the Democrats
2021-03-06 Dialectics 4 In the US elections, candidates for the federal, state, and local elections are filtered through a series of election caucuses and primaries. During the caucuses and primaries, either the political parties or the administration organises an election primary, and voters can indicate their preference for the party's candidate or how many delegates their state will be sending to the national convention.
2021-03-06 Dialectics 4 THO Al Jazeera's move to create a media outlet for US Conservatives
2021-03-06 Dialectics 5 TH, as Japan, would remove Article 9 from its constitution
2021-03-06 Dialectics 5 TH, as the ASEAN, would impose sanctions on Myanmar
2021-03-06 Dialectics 5 TH, as the PH Opposition, prefers to actively work with Western liberal democracies and institutions to impeach Duterte over preparing for the 2022 Elections
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Semi THR the industrialisation of Artificial Intelligence
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Semi THW break up tech companies that are deemed too big to fail (e.g. Facebook, Google, Apple, etc)
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Semi THC the rise of NFTs being applied to media/art
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Final THBT EMILY's List should fund male candidates who are pro-choice
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Final TH, as Black women, would leave the Feminist movement in favour of the Womanist movement
2021-03-06 Dialectics Open_Final THO fashion and beauty as tools of gendered self-expression (ie: wearing high heels and makeup)
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge THBT post-colonial states should actively and significantly decentralise state control to local tribal authorities or regional leaders
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge 1 THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should emphasise family values as a part of their activism, rather than adopt the view that family values do not matter.
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge 2 THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge 3 THS health insurance companies offering terminally ill patients the option of a lump sum payment to forgo expensive life-extending treatments.
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge 4 THR the prominent focus on historical narratives and events in political discourse (e.g. Bangladesh and the 1971 Liberation War, America and the glorification of the Confederacy)
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge 5 THBT resource-rich developing countries should nationalise all resource extraction companies
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge Novice_Final THW break up persistently dominant political parties in developing democracies (e.g. ANC in South Africa, Barisan Nasional in Malaysia)
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge Open_Semi In areas of persistently low academic achievement, THBT countries should prioritize improving access to higher education over improving schools in these communities
2021-03-06 Guangdong Debate Chamllenge Open_Final THBT individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developed countries should focus their charitable efforts on causes outside their borders rather than local causes
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate 1 THW allow children to sue their parents for developmental trauma
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate 2 THR Biden's decision to delist Yemen's Houthi movement as a terrorist organisation
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate 3 This House supports nonviolent humiliation of public figures or politicians as a form of political protest (including but not limited to milkshaking, egging, etc.)
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate 4 THR the education system's emphasis on making children believe they are special
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate 5 THR the trend of domestic de-sinification in China
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Novice_Semi In areas with high numbers of drug crimes, THW create Hamsterdams
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Novice_Final This house believes that people sentenced to life imprisonment should be allowed to choose the death penalty instead
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THS private investors countering short-selling by buying up shares themselves
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter This House regrets the imagery of Medusa being used within the #metoo movement
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THS the development and use of gene drives
2021-03-06 Heritage Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THP the view that dying is a medical process as opposed to a spiritual process
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 1 This House Regrets the perception that soldiers are heroes
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 2 THW release prisoners based on their rehabilitation status, rather than set a pre determined length to their sentence
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 3 THBT all governments should follow suit and require big tech platforms to pay compensation for usage of news content.
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 4 THO the narrative that people should pursue doing something they love as a career
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 5 THS President Macron's active involvement
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Quarter TH, as a newly turned 18 yo, would burn the envelope rather than open it
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Semi THBT that the recent actions against Navalny are beneficial for Putin
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Final TH supports the decline of the state's power in an increasingly globalized world
2021-03-06 LUMS IV 1 THSW limit parenthood to those who have obtained state licenses
2021-03-06 LUMS IV 2 THW allow judges to declare disputed contracts (e.g. consumer, employment, rental, etc.) void if they fail the CCA test
2021-03-06 LUMS IV 3 THP a world where crystals indicating mental health (not momentary mood) existed for every human being
2021-03-06 LUMS IV 4 THR the 2004 enlargement of the European Union
2021-03-06 LUMS IV 5 THR the rise of hook-up culture
2021-03-06 LUMS IV Novice_Final THW permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
2021-03-06 LUMS IV Open_PreSemi THBT newly democratised post-revolution states should provide reserved seats in their legislative bodies for every group that actively supported the revolution process
2021-03-06 LUMS IV Open_Semi TH, as Mahira Khan, would accept the offer
2021-03-06 LUMS IV Open_Final THW legalise gladiatorial battles, with all laws suspended inside the arena and battles broadcasted online
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 1 THR the premium placed on university-level sports leagues (eg: UAAP, NAACP)
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 1 THBT educational institutions should permanently adopt flip teaching as opposed to traditional frameworks for education (e.g. emphasis on homework)
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 1 THBT educational institutions should not promote national pride
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 2 THBT developing countries should heavily invest in the creative economy as opposed to traditional industries (e.g. manufacturing, agriculture)
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 2 THBT favourable treatment within affirmative action programmes should be based on people's economic status* as opposed to their protected attritubutes
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 2 THW abolish all forms of affirmative action
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 3 THR the premium placed on 'kapwa'
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 3 TH, as parents, would not lie to their children about the existence of Santa
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 3 THW ban children from being professional performers
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 4 THS companies in service industries (e.g. entertainment, long-distance travel, restaurant) requiring vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of service
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 4 THBT vaccine nationalism in countries that are heavily involved in the research, funding, or manufacturing of vaccines is legitimate
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII 4 THBT the use of online applications for treating mental health issues (anxiety, depression) has done more harm than good
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Novice_Final THW not enter the permanent experience machine
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Novice_Final THBT people should fulfill their purpose in life even at the expense of their personal happiness
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Novice_Final THR the narrative we have a moral obligation to the future
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Octa THBT individual liberty and economic efficiency are irreconcilable with social justice and environmental sustainability
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Octa THBT all states have a right to nuclear weapons
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Octa THW pay the poor to not have children
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Quarter THBT social movements in developing countries should reject the glorification of political violence
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Quarter THBT non-Western LGBT+ activists should prioritize fighting for socio-economic rights (e.g. employment equality, anti-workplace discrimination) as opposed to focusing on civil liberties (e.g. marriage, adoption, ownership of properties, etc.)
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Quarter THO polling and major predictive analysis of electoral results
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Semi THW remove all preference filters based on race, ethnicity, and political views from dating applications
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Semi TH prefers representation of transgender characters in media whose stories do not revolve around their trans-identity
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Semi THP a world where social media platforms are owned and managed by individual national governments as opposed to a private multinational corporation
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Final THBT publishers of children's books should remove from circulation all material from its history that are deemed to display racist or sexist imagery / content
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Final THBT science fiction content creators should prioritize creating works which emphasize a hopeful or utopian vision for humanity (i.e., scientific breakthroughs, the achievement of world peace, the eradication of poverty), as opposed to a grim or dystopian one
2021-03-06 SLIDE UP: Southern Luzon Inter High School Debate Encounter XII Open_Final THO the 'woke' adaptation of classic novels
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy 1 THBT international English proficiency standardisation tests have done more harm than good
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy 2 THBT it is in the interest of the feminist movement to boycott Kpop
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy 3 THBT victimless crimes should not be prosecuted
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy 4 THP a world where wealth is seen as shameful
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy 5 THP Asian collectivism over Western individualism
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy Novice_Final THO the norm that forgiveness is a virtue
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy Open_Semi THBT countries that were once colonised should suspend trade with their colonisers until adequate reparations are made
2021-03-04 Southern Vietnam British Parliamentary Debate Academy Open_Final THW destroy it before any knowledge of it could spread
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 1 This House believes that social movements in developing countries should use strategies that seek the acceptance of the majority as opposed to using a confrontational approach
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 2 This House Opposes the trend of the Chinese work philosophy of "touchng fish"
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 3 This House would only allow lawyers to reject work in areas in which they practice based on the prospects of success as opposed to the client’s identity
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 4 This House Opposes political centrism
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 5 Upon the condition that essential medical workers and the most vulnerable have been vaccinated, This House believes that the WHO should compel its rich members to donate their vaccines to COVAX for fair and equitable distribution to low middle-income and lowest income countries.
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open 6 This House Believes That the feminist movement should oppose the "not like other girls" trope
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open Open_Octa This House Believes That developing countries should auction off their longterm right to govern underdeveloped areas
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open Open_Quarter THR the commercialisation of the Hajj
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open Open_Semi This House believes that ASEAN should play the leading role in returning Myanmar to the path of democracy (e.g. through sanctioning Myanmar, etc.), as opposed to maintaining its principle of non-interventionism
2021-02-27 Beihang Winter Debate Open Open_Final THBT parents should raise their child in a society with low levels of uncertainty avoidance
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors 1 THW stream students in schools based on their ability
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors 2 THBT leadership for UK political parties should implement gender quotas for their candidates
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors 3 THBT countries with poor human rights records should not be allowed to host the Olympics
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors Bronze_Final In a world where superheroes exist, THW require superheroes to publicly reveal their identity
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors Gold_Final THW try to aggressively sabotage their parent's campaign.
2021-02-27 Imperial Juniors Silver_Final THW decriminalise grafitti
2021-02-27 Leiden Open 1 THR social movements' emphasis upon individuals' lived experiences as a prerequisite for legitimate participation in discourse
2021-02-27 Leiden Open 2 THO the continued progress towards deep global economic integration (e.g. very low tariffs and free movement of capital and labour across borders)
2021-02-27 Leiden Open 3 THBT the education system should use personality tests to stream children from a young age
2021-02-27 Leiden Open 4 THBT Western governments should promote an anti-CCP (Chinese Communist Party) narrative
2021-02-27 Leiden Open 5 THBT the Biden administration should adopt a forgiving stance towards the Trump administration
2021-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Quartere THS a system of election over a system of appointment for public officials
2021-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Semi THR recent treaties between Israel and Arab nations
2021-02-27 Leiden Open Open_Final THO the democratization of the European Union (e.g. the increase of power of the European Parliament, the increased focus on European elections, and a stronger push of the European identity)
2021-02-27 Leiden Open ProAm_Final THP a system of election over a system of appoitnment for public officials
2021-02-27 USC IV 1 THS the use of conditional cash transfer programs to families in order to encourage pro-social behavior (e.g., sending one’s children to school, compliance with state vaccination campaigns, etc.)
2021-02-27 USC IV 2 TH, as the feminist movement, would choose to glorify traditionally feminine traits (e.g. motherliness, politeness, gracefulness, etc.) instead of traditionally masculine ones (e.g. assertiveness, bluntness, aggressiveness, etc.).
2021-02-27 USC IV 3 THBT Islamic authorities in South East Asia should issue a fatwa denouncing Wahhabism
2021-02-27 USC IV 4 THR the rise of left-wing antiestablishment politicians (e.g., Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) within the Democratic Party
2021-02-27 USC IV 5 TH opposes the romanticisation of art that is pursued for non-material gain (e.g. glorifying the ‘Starving Artist’)
2021-02-27 USC IV Novice_Final TH, as the small business owner, would accept the help of the Mafia.
2021-02-27 USC IV Open_Quarter THP a world where people predominantly believe that life possesses no intrinsic meaning
2021-02-27 USC IV Open_Semi THBT the European Central Bank should monetize the government deficits of Eurozone countries experiencing financial crises
2021-02-27 USC IV Open_Final THS the creation of an open marketplace for the buying and selling of luck between individuals
2021-02-27 Vilnius Open 1 THBT ASEAN should seek closer economic relations with China rather than with the West
2021-02-27 Vilnius Open 2 THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should actively normalize behaviours stereotypically applied to the community (e.g. promiscuity, flamboyance, polygamy) rather than dispute whether these stereotypes are applicable
2021-02-27 Vilnius Open 4 TH, as the parent of a young child who shows great promise in an artistic or athletic skill, would push their child to maximise their talent
2021-02-27 Vilnius Open 5 THW support moderate US Republicans breaking away and starting a new conservative political party
2021-02-27 Vilnius Open Open_Semi Janice lives with her husband John and their cat Felix. While their relationship started of well, they do not love each other anymore and are constantly fighting. They are mainly together due to the fact they own their house together and divorce would be ""difficult"". All of Janice's joy in life is their cat Felix. She loves the cat dearly and uses the money she gains from her late-shift job to pamper the pet with everything fancy. One day after working into the late night Janice returns to find her house on fire and after calling the fire fighters she tries to rush inside. She knows John is asleep on the second floor and won't be woken up by yelling, while she hears Felix meowing from the basement. With the fire growing quickly she only has time to save one. THBT Janice should save Felix the cat
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 1 THW require the voting bodies of major industry awards (Grammys, Oscars, Tonys, Emmys) to have a significant percentage of people who belong to minority groups
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 1 THBT all media aimed at children should undermine traditional gender roles
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 1 THBT state funding for the arts should be allocated through a random lottery
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 2 THS the rise of the use of cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash) in financial transactions.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 2 THW impose an immediate and significant one-time wealth tax for big corporations during the pandemic
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 2 THS the creation of Special Economic Zones exclusively for racial and cultural minorities
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 3 THBT ASEAN should abandon its non-interference principle in the affairs of its member states
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 3 TH, as the US, would withdraw support from Uganda
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 3 THBT it is in the interest of the EU to impose sanctions on Russia over the arrest and jailing of Alexei Navalny
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 4 THW aggressively impose an environmental tax on fast fashion companies
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 4 THR the premium placed on anthropocentrist narratives in environmental campaigns
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 4 TH, as animal rights activists, would prioritize highlighting environmental impacts of meat consumption as opposed to invoking empathy for animals
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 5 THW allow all prisoners to vote
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 5 THO Ban The Box laws
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity 5 THR the show "Raffy Tulfo in Action"
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Octa THP an afterlife of constant reincarnation over an eternal afterlife based on one's mortal actions
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Octa THP a world where Islam had its own centralized authority
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Octa THW significantly regulate televangelism (e.g. requiring transparency reports, suspending licenses for personal use of donations, restricting harmful preaching, etc)
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Quarter THBT the removal of U.S. Representative Marjorie Greene from her committee assignments is unjustified.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Quarter TH, as Donald Trump, would create his own political party for the 2024 elections.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Quarter TH, as the Biden Administration, would fully withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Semi Assuming access for all, THW legalize cognitive gene enhancement.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Semi THR the prevalence of prenatal testing for genetic disorders (i.e. chromosomal abnormalities like down syndrome)
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Semi TH, as the Jewish surgeon, would refuse to operate on the patient.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Final TH, as the opposition leader, would order and pursue the assassination of the President.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Final THBT the LGBTQ+ community should abandon the narrative of "coming out" in favor of "letting in”.
2021-02-26 Bicol Intervarsity Open_Final TH, as the opposition leader, would order and pursue the assassination of the President.
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 1 This house supports nationalising search-engines
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 1 THBT the use of mass surveillance in democratic states is legitimate.
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 1 THR the bundling of services by big tech
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 2 THP a world in which memory could be inherited
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 2 Given the ability to buy/sell/transfer expected years of life, THW nationalise and equally distribute them
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 2 In the event of a zombia apocalypse, THW quarantine areas overrun with zombies
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 3 This house, as the NBA, would abolish maximum salaries for individual players
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 3 This house, as the International Olympic Committee, would establish a truth and reconciliation commission on doping
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 3 THB That the ICC should impose a significant penalty on teams who refuse to play another
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 4 THW break up big banks
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 4 THW remove capital requirements for banks and have them accept deposits
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 4 THO states having different regulatory standards for Shariah banks
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 5 TH, as a minority parent, would raise their child to question authority
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 5 This house believes that only people who freely choose to have children have an obligation to make sacrifices for future generations
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD 5 THW allow people to sue their parents for creating digital footprints of them without their consent when they were minors
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Novice_Final This house believes that Batman should abandon his no-killing rule
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Novice_Final This House Supports set-path governments
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Novice_Final THP a world with no days of commemoration of military servicepeople to the status quo
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Octa THBT feminists should advocate for the reform of neuroscience (i.e. more women in the field, critiquing studies based on gender norms, etc.)
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Octa THBT feminist [individuals] should adopt the cause of anti-capitalism
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Octa THR the notion of "sisterhood" in feminism
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Quarter THBT it is in the interest of the AfCFTA to encourage the involvement of the Biden administration in infrastructure building projects
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Quarter THBT Japan Would prefer the Trump administration while dealing with China
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Quarter THBT it is in the interest of the AfCFTA to encourage the involvement of the Biden administration in infrastructure building projects
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Semi THR the notion that vanity is a vice
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Semi This house prefers the use of informal evaluation rather than KPIs for employees.
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Semi THP a world where career success is deprioritised
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Final This house believes that preservation of wilderness through restricting adaptive measures or killing new species is immoral
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Final THW require environmental policy decisions should be made by an independent panel of experts
2021-02-26 Justice Tarkunde PD Open_Final THBT federal funding should be allocated to states inversely proportional to their carbon usage.
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 1 This House Regrets the romanticization of billionaires (Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos etc)
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 2 This House Regrets The Reddit-inspired Alleged Manipulation Of The Gamestop Stock.
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 3 This House Would put a limit on the air time that presidential candidates receive during electoral campaigns.
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 4 This House, as UEFA, would introduce transfer and wage caps for all clubs across the continent
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 Open_Quarter This house believes that the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 Open_Semi This House Would require the economic policies of political parties to be approved by an independent panel of experts before being used in campaigns
2021-02-21 Bishop Anthony Lobo 2021 Open_Final This House, as the Pakistani establishment, would actively support and fund the Khalistan movement.
2021-02-21 Standpoint 2021 1 TH regrets the glorification of academic and career achievements
2021-02-21 Standpoint 2021 2 THBT queer competitive reality shows (RuPaul's Drag Race, Legendary, Slag Wars) have done more harm than good to the LGBTQ and Feminist movements
2021-02-21 Standpoint 2021 3 THP a world without religion
2021-02-21 Standpoint 2021 Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, THS the use of Jomari Lover System
2021-02-21 Trinity WGM 1 As prominent male feminists, THW actively encourage cis-straight men to participate in drag culture
2021-02-21 Trinity WGM 2 THBT close ties with Russia are in the interest of the United States
2021-02-21 Trinity WGM 3 THP a world in which all art is produced anonymously
2021-02-21 Trinity WGM 4 THBT governments should actively discourage home ownership
2021-02-21 Trinity WGM Open_Final TH, as a moderately successful pirate, would accept the king's pardon and become a pirate hunter, rather than remain a pirate
2021-02-20 AUDC 1 THW compel social media platforms to pay news companies for displaying their content on their sites
2021-02-20 AUDC 1 THO the urbanisation of rural areas
2021-02-20 AUDC 1 THW ban unpaid internships
2021-02-20 AUDC 2 Assuming that individual's adherence to their own moral code can be objectively measured, THW give more votes to individuals with higher adherence scores
2021-02-20 AUDC 2 THBT Biden's centrism does more harm than good
2021-02-20 AUDC 2 THP a world without coalition politics
2021-02-20 AUDC 3 THBT western countries should sanction Burmese military companies
2021-02-20 AUDC 3 THBT ASEAN countries should actively adopt neutral foreign policy stances as opposed to aligning with a superpower
2021-02-20 AUDC 3 TH, as the Chinese Communist Party, would focus its resources on providing welfare as opposed to investing in foreign policy projects (i.e. the military, the One Belt One Road Initiative, aid to foreign countries etc.)
2021-02-20 AUDC 4 TH, as an Asian Parent in a western society would not become a Tiger Parent
2021-02-20 AUDC 4 THR the adoption of respectability politics by minorities
2021-02-20 AUDC 4 THBT racial minorities should form a unified social movement instead of campaigning under individual distinct movements
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Quarter THR the narrative that "SMEs are the backbone of the economy"
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Quarter THBT the EU parliament should seek to set minimum wages for member states
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Quarter THBT the US Federal Reserve should abandon quantitative easing as a policy option
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Semi THP a world in which social norms privilege introverts as opposed to extroverts
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Semi THBT individuals have the right to prioritize their immediate communities (family, friends, country etc.) over distant communities
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Semi THO art that glorifies patriotism
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Final THBT majority Muslim countries should cut ties with China until the treatment of Uighurs is improved
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Final THP a world where the state of Israel had been created in Germany as opposed to the Middle East
2021-02-20 AUDC Open_Final THBT the protestors in Myanmar should choose to engage in violent protests as opposed to peaceful protests
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 1 THBT India should replace the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act with a program of unconditional cash transfers for the poor.
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 2 THS direct-rescue animal rights groups
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 3 THR the idolization of progressive politicians (e.g., AOC and Bernie Sanders in the US, Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand, AMLO in Mexico)
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 4 THW ban organizations that operate in conflict zones from paying protection money.
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 Open_Quarter THP a world in which most digital news sources adopted a subscription model rather than an advertising model.
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 Open_Semi THW prioritize the expansion of government-provided housing over rent support payments for low-income families
2021-02-20 CHIREC PD 2021 Open_Final THW allow those harmed in politically motivated violence to sue public figures for use of extremist rhetoric which contributed to the violence
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals 1 THBT popular media should portray climate change optimistically, emphasizing progress which has been made over alarming predictions.
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals 2 TH, as a fiction writer during the COVID 19 pandemic, would predominantly write stories about the present crisis, rather than stories about the past, future, or alternate timelines.
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals 3 THBT the United States should criminalize the propagation of conspiracy theories whose adherents have actively threatened or caused harm to public figures (e.g., QAnon, 9/11 trutherism)
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals 4 TH, as a major tech company, would make all of their software open source
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals 5 THR the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals Open_Quarter THP a world in which religions do not emphasize self-deprivation (e.g. ritual fasting, asceticism, voluntary poverty)
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals Open_Semi TH, as an industrializing developing country, would impose capital controls and trade tariffs on its economy.
2021-02-20 Cornell Novice Nationals Open_Final THBT the Biden administration should declare and actively pursue a “feminist foreign policy”.
2021-02-20 KCL Schools 1 This House Would ban all advertising of consumer goods and services.
2021-02-20 KCL Schools 2 THS the German model of academic streaming
2021-02-20 KCL Schools 3 THP a world where all works of fiction are published anonymously
2021-02-20 KCL Schools 4 THBT it is legitimate to evade tax in a dictatorship
2021-02-20 KCL Schools Bronze_Final THW prefer to be a cowboy than an astronaut
2021-02-20 KCL Schools Gold_Final THW remain in the Zoo
2021-02-20 KCL Schools Novice_Final THR the glorification of motherhood
2021-02-20 KCL Schools Silver_Final This House, as the United States, Would invade Skytopia.
2021-02-20 Queen Mary IV 1 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.
2021-02-20 Queen Mary IV 2 TH, as the Hong Kong Pro-democracy camp, Would encourage and support its members in applying to the UK's visa scheme.
2021-02-20 Queen Mary IV 3 THW break up google
2021-02-20 Queen Mary IV 4 In post internal conflict states, THBT all judicial mechanisms should take place in domestic courts in the country where the violence occurred, rather than international tribunals or courts in other juridisctions.
2021-02-20 Queen Mary IV Open_Final THBT all states should lace their water supply with pacifism serum
2021-02-20 Southampton Open 1 THW prohibit newspapers from running opinion columns
2021-02-20 Southampton Open 2 THBT the feminist movement should focus significant time, platform, and resources towards combatting benevolent sexism
2021-02-20 Southampton Open 3 THW allow individuals to choose to undergo Terrigenesis
2021-02-20 Southampton Open 4 TH, as western countries, would prioritise competing with China's vaccine distribution efforts in lesser developed countries, over distribution to younger generations.
2021-02-20 Southampton Open Bronze_Final THW (immediately) surrender to the French
2021-02-20 Southampton Open Gold_Final THW implement the "Blue Shell Award"
2021-02-20 Southampton Open ProAm_Final THW legalise dueling
2021-02-20 Southampton Open Silver_Final THBT the first fairy should instead give the princess the gift of introspection and the ability to question the social norms and power structures under which she lives
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am 1 This house, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the introduction of a socialized care system in which all people needing care (the elderly, people with disabilities, etc) are cared for by workers selected by a national draft system.
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am 2 THW take the Blue Pill
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am 3 TH, as Hercules, would go up to the Olympus to live with the Gods
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am 4 THW destroy the list
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am Open_Semi THS the rise of private cities
2021-02-20 UCDS CP Pro Am Open_Final THW require companies valued at $1B or above to trade publicly*
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 1 THR the portryal of white-collar criminals as geniuses in pop-culture
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 1 In instances where tv shows are fundamentally premised on mental health and other social issues such as racism and sexism, THP the use of anthropomorphic characters over human characters (e.g Bojack Horseman, Tuca and Bertie)
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 1 THW actively disincentivize the production of art that glorify or establish societal tolerance for acts that are considered morally reprehensible (e.g. Hannibal, Dexter, Breaking Bad)
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 2 THW allow the operation of only those humanitarian and development aid organisations that operate according to the principles of effective altruism.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 2 THS medical conscription during pandemics
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 2 THR the social preference for positivity and optimism
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 3 TH, as the Biden administration, Would fund moderate Madrashahs (schools of Islamic study) throughout the Islamic world
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 3 TH, as the Republican Party, would chose to disassociate with Donald Trump's legacy
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 3 TH as Black Lives Matter Activists, would reject the Blacks Employment Act
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 4 THR the portrayal of sex workers as victims
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 4 TH belives that prominent male feminist should focus on dismanting gender norms which primarly harm men.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 4 THR the feminist attempt at sexualising religious attire (eg. Hijab, Cheongsum, Saree)
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 5 TH, as a POC from and in a poorer and underdeveloped area witnessing a non-violent crime (theft, trespassing, drug possession) by another POC, would choose to not call the cops.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 5 THBT democracies should allow people to opt into religious courts that punish them for acts that are deemed to be offences under their religion, as long as they remain members of that religion
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 5 THS regional organisations setting up binding human rights courts
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 6 THBT atheist cult of personalities (Richard Dawkain, George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, etc.) have done more harm than good for Atheism
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 6 TH, as Christians, regrets the rise of popular mainstream artists co-opting Gospel themes in their works (i.e. Kanye West Jesus is King)
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate 6 THW disallow religious leaders from publicly endorsing, rejecting, or commenting on any political party or candidate
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THS former colonial states involvement in propping up autocratic, but stable, regimes as opposed to attempting to establish a representative government
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THBT developing countries should significantly limit the number of individuals from political dynasties who can stand for elected offices
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Octa THBT post colonial states should actively and significantly decentralise state control to local tribes/regional leaders
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THBT International development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THBT the IMF should adopt a policy of not bailing out countries that take out significant loans from China under One Belt One Road
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter TH, as the West, would cut ties with Myanmar until Syu Ki is restored into power
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THBT academics should not teach and publish content on places and peoples with whom they do not personally identify (e.g. white academic publishing on South Asian history, non-queer academics writing on queer history)
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi This House prefers a world where the 'Evil West' narrative is the dominant narrative in academic circles.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THW require university students from developing countries who obtained education in the West to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Final TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies.
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Final In areas with high local unemployment rates, THW signicantly tax companies for hiring non-local employees
2021-02-19 Christ University Parliamentary Debate Open_Final In the aftermath COVID-19, THBT Indian Sub-Continent (pakistan, bangladesh, india, sri lanka) should focus on building its manufacture sector over entrepreneurship/startup
2021-02-18 Foundation Week: 1 THS the section sorting of students according to their academic rank
2021-02-18 Foundation Week: 2 This house regrets the school grading system which prioritizes academic performance instead of practical skills and knowledge
2021-02-18 Foundation Week: 3 THR the dominant narrative that individuals should "do what they love"
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am 1 THW ban plea bargains
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am 2 THR professional art critique
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am 3 TH regrets the prevalence of strong ties between universities and corporations (e.g. research, job hunting workshop, etc.)
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am 4 In states within the Global South, THBT social movements should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing themselves from them.
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am ESL_Final THBT the West should not push back against the expansion of Chinese tech giants (E.g. Huawei, Alibaba)
2021-02-15 Canada Random Pro Am Open_Final THP that authors writing from marginalized communities create fiction through the lens of utopia over dystopia
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini 1 THR Queerbaiting
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini 2 THW abolish veto in the Council of the European Union
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini 3 THBT women in managerial positions in male-dominated industries should preferentially treat other women in the company (e.g. fast-track other women for promotions, pay women more in their teams, etc.)
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini 4 THBT states should prioritize bilateral trade agreements over multilateral, large agreements (e.g. NAFTA or the plan to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP)
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini Novice_Final THBT a society in which charity and donations are prevalent is preferable to a society with a state run welfare system
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini Open_Semi TH, as Fatah, would go forward with Palestinian elections without agreement on a joint Hamas/Fatah list
2021-02-13 Aberdeen Mini Open_Final THR Falun Gong Media
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 1 THW mandate all universities and colleges to permanently shift to online learning
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 1 THR the shift from output to input based grading system in Philippines education
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 1 THBT students must have a power to reject an invited speaker from speaking at their academe
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 2 THW censor movies that objectify women
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 2 THBT athletes should be allowed to compete in the gender category they self-identify with
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 2 THW abolish gender categories for the awards in culture
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 3 THBT developing states should adopt a social credit system
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 3 THS the abolition of the Party List sytem
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 3 THBT online activism is counterproductive for sociopolitical movement
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 4 Given these biases, THW prohibit the use of AI in social institutions (e.g. universities, government, corporations etc.)
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 4 Assuming the technology is developed completely, THW allow the use of gene editing technologies in developing embryos during early pregnancy
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 4 THP the allocation of resources to Geoengineering projects as opposed to climate change mitigation
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 5 TH celebrates the ban of AO3 in China
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 5 THR the rise of social media influencers
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship 5 THR the rise of Cancel Culture
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Semi THBT major TV channels should openly televise and produce original Filipino BL series
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Semi THR Netflix remakes of cartoons for adult audiences (eg. Riverdale, Avatar the Last Airbender)
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Semi TH condemns the rise of online streaming platforms
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Final THBT politicians and influential celebrities should not write their own autobiographies
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Final THBT "instapoetry" does more harm than good in literature
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Novice_Final THR the Wattpad publishing trend
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Quarter THBT states should relax labor standards in times of pandemics
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Quarter TH Supports the lifting of foreign ownership restrictions in the Philippines.
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Quarter THW abolish the private ownership of (housing) property in major metropolitan areas
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Semi TH celebrates AI powered social robots in senior health care
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Semi THBT obesity should be treated as a public health concern instead of a personal one.
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Semi THW deny organ transplants for patients living an unhealthy lifestyle
2021-02-13 Bulacan High School Public Debate Championship Open_Final As the parents, THW release the child
2021-02-13 HK WSDC 1 THBT activist scholarship does more harm than good.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC 2 THR the narrative of "Asian Values"
2021-02-13 HK WSDC 3 THBT high school English classes should teach popular contemporary works (e.g., J. K. Rowling) rather than classics (e.g., Shakespeare).
2021-02-13 HK WSDC 4 THBT animal rights groups should focus their advocacy on creating a world where farmed animals are treated well and killed humanely, rather than on eradicating animal-based products
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Novice_Quarter THBT film directors should never cast non-LGBTQ+ actors as characters who are LGBTQ+.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Novice_Semi THW attempt to make contact with indigenous people in isolation.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Novice_Final Assuming the technology existed and it was safe, THW allow people to erase certain memories.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Open_Quarter THS Amazon's decision to stop servicing Parler.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Open_Semi THBT feminists in developing countries should not glorify female leaders from prominent political families.
2021-02-13 HK WSDC Open_Final THS radical land redistribution in developing countries.
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open 1 Thr the emphasis placed on university rankings
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open 2 THS Zuckerberg's pledge to depoliticize Facebook
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open 3 THBT the military coup in Myanmar is in the interests of China
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open 4 TH prefers a world where all marriage contracts are temporary and renewable
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open HighSchool_Final THR the strategy of charitable causes to appeal towards one's individual heroism in order to encourage altrustic behavior
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open Open_Quarter THR the notion that compromise in politics is a virtue
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open Open_Semi THR the designation of Cultural and Natural Heritage sites as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee
2021-02-13 Katipunan Debate Open Open_Final THBT automation will be good for democracy
2021-02-13 Manchester IV 1 THS states offering citizenship based on sporting ability
2021-02-13 Manchester IV 2 THR the trend of prominent businesswomen giving advice on succeeding in status quo corporate culture (e.g. lean-in feminism), rather than fighting to radically reform that culture
2021-02-13 Manchester IV 3 THP parenting models that adultify teenagers (i.e., giving them more responsibilities and autonomy, assuming higher capacity for independence) to those which emphasize their status and treatment as children (i.e., refraining from giving them adult responsibilities, emphasizing they are legal minors)
2021-02-13 Manchester IV 4 THBT the East African Federation should seek to pivot to China over the US
2021-02-13 Manchester IV 5 Assuming it were feasible (both technologically and otherwise), THBT all human combatants in military conflicts should be replaced by robots
2021-02-13 Manchester IV ESL_Final In cases of capture by terrorist groups, THBT armies should indoctrinate soldiers to take their own lives
2021-02-13 Manchester IV Open_Quarter THS the use of "not proven" verdicts in criminal courts
2021-02-13 Manchester IV Open_Semi THP a world in which Recall regularly records and distributes memories at a global scale
2021-02-13 Manchester IV Open_Final THR the industrial revolution
2021-02-13 Manchester IV ProAm_Final THP a world where acts of evil are perceived as a consequence of ignorance, rather than malice
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 1 This House Would force YouTube to remove advertisements from emergency/ health videos
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 1 TH, as a parent, would raise their child to be a social media influencer
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 1 TH, as an individual, would quit social media
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 2 This House believes that animal education programming such as Planet Earth, Our Planet, My Octopus Teacher etc, have done more harm than good for our perception of the environment and wildlife.
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 2 THW ban zoos
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 2 THW cull the Colombian cocaine hippos
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 3 THR the decline of kayfabe in professional wrestling
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 3 THR Black Saturday
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 3 This House, as a WWE wrestler, would cooperate with the Andrew Yang investigation.
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 4 This House Regrets the rise of white influencers in Pakistan (e.g Jeremy Mclellan)
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 4 This House Regrets the two-nation theory
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 4 This House Prefers the Pakistani film industry to grow in the direction of animated works (The glassworker, Shehr-e-tabassum, etc) over live action works (Lal Kabootar, Pinky Maimsaab)
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 5 This House Would prefer the prioritization of funds going towards the liberal arts rather than STEM fields in universities in the developing world
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 5 This House Regrets the negation of agency in social science
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship 5 This House Prefers college application processes that focus on an individual’s personal story and background (e.g. CommonApp) over ones that focus on academics and accolades (e.g. UCAS)
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Quarter This House Prefers nihilistic optimism over traditional optimism
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Quarter Given the technology has been discovered, This House Would allow the creation of a digital afterlife
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Quarter THW stop writing the novel
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Semi This House Prefers first person perspective history over third person
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Semi This House Regrets the notion of science being apolitical
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Semi This House Prefers nihilistic optimism over traditional optimism
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Final This House Supports Dadaism
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Final This House Supports the commercialization of Afrofuturist aesthetics (e.g. Black Panther)
2021-02-13 Ziauddin University Debating Championship Open_Final This House Regrets Art that depicts humanity as being inherently prone to conflict
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES 1 THBT children should learn history as a unifying national story rather than a criticism of the past
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES 2 THBT first world feminists should not get involved in third world feminists' battles
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES 3 TH (as India) believes that it should not criminally prosecute free speech
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES 4 THW introduce uniform cost caps for national administrative bodies in sports
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES 5 TH (As the time traveler) would go back, Kidnap baby Hitler and place them in the custody of a Jewish family
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES Open_Quarter THR the rise of social media as the dominant source of news
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES Open_Semi TH (as the conscience of an 18 year old) would take the potion
2021-02-12 3rd NPD UPES Open_Final TH prefers a world where political disclosure does not include discussion of any candidate's personal experience or a character
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open 1 THW remove gender-based categories in sports in favor of age, weight, or physical attributes
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open 2 THBT collections in art museums should no longer be classified by race or ethnicity.
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open 3 THBT the Democrats should pack the Supreme Court.
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open 4 THW make a higher academic standard for admission into universities for those from higher socio-economic classes.
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open HighSchool_Final THW ban advertising
2021-02-06 Llocos Norte Debate Open Open_Semi Assuming the development of an artificial womb, to which a fetus can be transferred at all stages of pregnancy in a safe medical procedure, th, as a progressive politician would campaign for the ban on abortions
2021-02-06 LSE Open 1 THR modern medicine's prioritisation of longevity over quality of life (e.g. extending lifespan vs. palliative care)
2021-02-06 LSE Open 2 THP a world where, after COVID-19 is no longer a threat to public health and safety, remote work remains the norm
2021-02-06 LSE Open 4 THO "political consumerism"
2021-02-06 LSE Open 5 THS the rise of private cities in the developing world
2021-02-06 LSE Open Open_Quarter THW require no-fee brokerages (e.g. Robinhood) to introduce a minimum asset threshold for all investors
2021-02-06 LSE Open Open_Semi THBT the election of Joe Biden is in the interests of Israel
2021-02-06 LSE Open Open_Final THBT the LGBTQ+ movement should emphasise family values as a part of their activism, rather than adopt the view that family values do not matter
2021-02-05 Palestine Pop Culture Open 1 THR fictional characters being reimagined to have different ethnicity
2021-02-05 Palestine Pop Culture Open 2 THBT the Avengers should sign the Sokovia accords
2021-02-05 Palestine Pop Culture Open 3 THW nationalise all fictional works (books, movies, tv shows) that portray national political and historical events
2021-02-05 Palestine Pop Culture Open 4 Assuming the Good Place existed, THP a world where people on Earth were aware of it's existence
2021-02-05 Palestine Pop Culture Open Open_Final THW rather be a part of the '27 club' than live an average length, nondescript life
2021-01-30 ESDC 1 This House Would require defendants in criminal trials to be represented exclusively by public defenders.
2021-01-30 ESDC 2 This House Supports Turkey's increased engagement in the Middle East and North Africa.
2021-01-30 ESDC 3 THBT the "curated self" phenomenon has done more harm than good.
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy 1 TH, as universities in countries with strong democracy, would impose academic boycott to academic institutions and students from countries deemed as weak democracy.
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy 2 THBT It is time for asian artists to stop pandering to western entertainment industries
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy 3 TH as the Republican Party will embrace right populism rather than returning to its neoconservative roots.
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy 4 THBT Indonesian liberals should prioritize advocating economic justice (i.e revoking Omnibus Law & UU Minerba) even at the expense of compromising the advocacy of social progress (i.e. supporting PKS & Islamic groups that support economic justice but opposes social progress by being enthusiastic to RUU Larangan Alkohol and cynical to RUU PKS)
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy Open_Quarter THW hold multinational company legally liable for the adverse human rights impact caused by its suppliers
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy Open_Semi TH, as gender and sexual minorities, would adopt respectability politics
2021-01-30 Founder's Trophy Open_Final THBT a person who seeks wisdom and truth should heavily deprioritize material gains (such as money, fame, influence, career, excellence awards, etc.) from being the primary goal of Socratic activities.
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 1 THS social media companies banning Donald Trump)
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 2 THR the decline of labour union power in the West
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 3 THBT the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 4 THP a world in which the majority of people believe in moral pessimism rather than moral optimism.
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 5 This House believes that party leaders should be selected by the highest ranked members rather than through vote by all registred members
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL Novice_Final THW cut government and parliament members wages and pension funds if they run fiscal deficits
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL Open_Semi THBT the adoption of the economic liberalism as a dominant doctrine by major international financial institutions does more harm than good
2021-01-30 Odesa ESL 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
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open 1 THBT, in a context where they would remain illegal in the United States and Europe, Latin American countries should legalise all drugs.
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open 2 THW allow Supreme Courts to independently initiate binding referenda, the results of which legislatures would be required to adapt into policy
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open 3 Assuming you had the capability to do so, this house, as a benevolent actor, would destroy the Akashic Records.
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open 4 TH prefers utopian over dystopian afro-futurist media.
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open Open_PreFinal THBT the WHO should outwardly and definitively condemn the Sri Lankan government's policy of compulsory cremation in Sri Lanka.
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open Open_Final TH, as the LGBTQ+ movement, regrets the dominance of the narrative that queer people are "born this way".
2021-01-30 Pan American Queer Open ProAm_Final THBT the perception of politicians as leaders as opposed to public servants has done more harm than good.
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 1 TH, as adopting parents, would not tell their kids they're adopted when it is reasonably possible to conceal that information
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 2 THR the increasing trend of the modern left characterizing conservative politicians and voters as morally reprehensible
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 3 THBT Xi Jinping's decision to prevent Ant Financial from engaging in an IPO is in the interests of the CCP
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 4 Assuming feasibility, THW determine the percentage of income that an individual pays as tax based on the relative material privilege the individual had during their upbringing (such as private education, parental wealth, childhood home etc.), and not based on their income.
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 5 THW ban research into the genetic connection between identity groups (e.g. ethnicity, gender) and attributes (e.g. intelligence, compassion)
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Quarter THBT constitutional states should revisit their constitution once in every generation (25 years)
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Semi THBT the UK should place a cap on the number of Oxbridge graduates employed in any corporate (e.g. law, banking, consulting) or elected positions
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Final THBT Yin & Yang should be imprisoned
2021-01-30 Trinity IV ProAm_Final THW implement a gender rotation policy for lead public roles (e.g. Prime Minister; cabinet members)
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams 1 THR politicians' increased usage of social media for communication
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams 2 THP secular governments that exclude all religion from public spaces to those that allow all religions in public
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams 3 THW, as Saudi Arabia, normalise diplomatic relations with Israel
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams 4 THBT all military strategies are justified if they save more lives than they cost
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams 5 In times of a huge economic recession, THW implement a minimum spend policy
2021-01-29 BDC Pro Ams Open_Final THP a world in which people did not attempt to leave behind a legacy
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am 1 THBT deep sea exploration should be substantially prioritized over space exploration.
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am 2 As the leader of a social movement comprised of members of a racial or ethnic minority, THW emphasize the law’s liberatory potential over its oppressive potential (e.g. highlighting minorities’ ability to acquire and use legal expertise for their protection and advancement, rather than highlighting the biased and inaccessible nature of the law)
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am 3 THR the rise of dramatised representations of political/historical events (e.g. Narcos, The Crown, the American Girl book series, etc.)
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am 4 THR the narrative that it is best to exercise restraint and uphold democratic norms even when an opposing political party breaks them (for example, “when they go low, we go high” in the Democratic Party).
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am 5 TH believes that the state’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximise net economic growth, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment (e.g. promoting free trade agreements and encouraging the automation of labour.)
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am ESL_Final THBT we should prioritise policies that seek to help people currently alive over those that seek to protect future generations
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am Open_Quarter THP survivor-centric TRCs to perpetrator-centric TRCs
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am Open_Semi THBT the medical community should invest in anti-aging research on the same scale as other top priorities, including cancer and heart disease research
2021-01-23 Bates Quimbly Pro Am Open_Final THR the narrative that independence (e.g. financial, emotional, etc.) is the primary marker of successful adulthood
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 1 THS higher than usual taxes on non-essential businesses (Netflix, Zoom) that made significant profits due to the pandemic
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 1 THBT it is morally justified for individuals to evade inheritance tax
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 1 THBT the regulation of overconsumption of common shared resources is justified
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 2 In a world where self driving cars exist, THP, that in cases of accidents when some damage is bound to occur, self driving cars be programmed to outsource the decision to the human driver (the car would not make a mathematical harm calculus), over picking the outcome that causes the least numerical human harm.
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 2 THW allow the "Human Sims" game
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 2 THW as the working class, supports creating digital clones of themselves
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 3 TH (as the Radical Left) supports Liberation Theology
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 3 THR de-platformation of parler
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 3 THR the rise of political language to legitimise personal emotions. [E.g. Care labour being the explanation for anxiety of womxn vs emotional drain you feel for your work as an individual]
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 4 THW limit corporate funding of scientific research
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 4 THP bail-in over bail-out
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 4 THW mandate pharmaceutical corporations to reveal the cost involved in research and development
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 5 TH, as the LGBTQIA+ movement, would reject legalisation as an avenue of emancipation
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 5 THBT capitalism is incompatible with LGBTQIA+ justice
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 5 THBT complete gender emancipation requires the end of family as a dominant social construct
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Octa In the wake of the economic frustration brought by Covid-19 pandemic, THBT the African states should not have discontinued the use of CFA franc.
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Octa THO Vaccine Nationalism
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Octa THBT India should heavily militarise ANI
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Quarter THO the prominence of heroism as a value in society
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the point system should provide positive points if the overall impact of actions are good (including any collateral damage), even if their motivations are corrupt.
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Quarter THO the centrality of sports in national identity
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Semi THW impose rental caps in urban hubs (san Francisco, Mumbai, Manhattan)
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Semi In countries with largely agrarian economies, THP governments providing higher quality utilities (seeds, equipment, irrigation facilities) over providing MSPs.
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Semi THW allow citizens from specific localities to vote on whether big corporates should set up business operations in those regions
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Final THP World A to World B
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Final THS legal realism in jurisprudence
2021-01-23 DTU PD 2021 Open_Final TH, as citizens of a developing country, would actively choose to practice stoicism
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am 1 In former authoritarian countries, THP revolutionary leaders not to run for political office
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am 2 THW replace direct state funding for the arts with the regular distribution of culture vouchers
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am 3 In countries where same-sex marriage is legal, THS the establishment of “Gaybourhoods” by the government.
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am 4 THW ban all public advertisements which have the aim of promoting financial products to ordinary citizens (for example: loans, investments in hedge funds, etc).
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am Bronze_Final THBT the South Korean government should break up the Chaebol
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am ESL_Final THBT the Brazilian government should actively seek to integrate uncontacted peoples into wider society.
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am Gold_Final THR Alex Nalvany's decision to return to Russia
2021-01-23 Imperial Pro Am Silver_Final THBT the Brazilian government should actively seek to integrate uncontacted peoples into wider society.
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open 1 THW establish and subsidize gender minority divisions in competitive gaming
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open 2 TH, as the US, would employ gray-zone warfard against China in the Taiwan region
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open 3 TH, as a non-profit/charity organization working with marginalized young and adult men, would embrace the perceived traditional ideals of masculinity rather than campaigning for the deconstruction of masculinity
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open 4 THO the deplatforming of Parler by tech giants
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open Novice_Final THBT refugee centers should be constructed with the intention of serving as permanent relocation centers rather than temporary areas before returning refugees to their home countries
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open Open_Quarter THBT the trans movement should equally recognize the legitimacy of the detransitioning narrative to other trans narratives
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open Open_Semi Assuming this tech exists, THS the use of this AI
2021-01-23 Philippine Queer Open Open_Final THO integration with nationalism by social movements
2021-01-23 Warwick IV 1 THBT the development of Artificial General Intelligence should be restricted exclusively to government controlled or funded institutions
2021-01-23 Warwick IV 2 THBT former Soviet states and satellites should not emphasise their historical struggle against Russian imperialism when constructing their national identity
2021-01-23 Warwick IV 3 THBT corporations should not take an active role in discussions on social issues
2021-01-23 Warwick IV 4 TH supports Western universities terminating Confucius Institutes on their campuses
2021-01-23 Warwick IV Bronze_Final TH, as the European Union, would not pursue greater integration with the post-Brexit United Kingdom
2021-01-23 Warwick IV Gold_Final TH, as Biden, would take significant steps to reverse course on the Trump administration's Israel policies
2021-01-23 Warwick IV Silver_Final THP a world in which religious leaders (priests, imams, rabbis etc.) are not seen as having a deeper connection with religious deities than regular members of the faithful
2021-01-17 LSE Pro Ams 1 THBT that developing countries should oppose the automation of labour
2021-01-17 LSE Pro Ams 2 THR the prevalence of localized forms of English (e.g. Singlish, Spanglish, Manglish)
2021-01-17 LSE Pro Ams 3 Assuming the technology existed, THW administer a truth serum on all participants of criminal trials
2021-01-17 LSE Pro Ams 4 TH, as social movements for deeply oppressed communities, would actively promote the concept of matyrdom among their followers
2021-01-17 LSE Pro Ams Open_Final THW accept the offer
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors 1 THR the narrative of needing to stay productive during the pandemic
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors 2 Assuming a technology exists which causes people contemplating comitting violent crimes (e.g. torture, murder) to feel nausea and pain, making them unable of comitting or thinking of a crime, THW use this technology on criminals
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors 3 This House, as Joe Biden, would continue the US's use of economic warfare against China
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors 4 This House, as a religious individual, would prefer to be a part of a religious community that proselytizes over the one that does not.
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors Gold_Final THW implement project Tsuki no Me
2021-01-16 LSE Juniors Silver_Final This House prefers a world where family love is perceived as unconditional as opposed to conditional
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open 1 THW allow voters to dismiss their government during its term through citizen initiated referenda
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open 2 THR cancel culture within progressive movements
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open 3 THBT environmental activist organisations should start a campaign of sabotage and destruction against major polluting companies
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open 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)
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open Open_Quarter THW not allow imams trained in the International Theology Programme to work in the EU
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open Open_Semi THW abolish the European Parliament and grant its powers to the council of ministers, to be used via weighted majority voting
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open Open_Final THR the 2021 attempt to impeach Donald Trump
2021-01-16 Ultrecht Open ProAm_Final THR the narrative that 'women can have it all' (career, family, children, etc.)
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online 1 THBT keeping the ingredients of Liquid Lust as a trade secret is a superior business strategy to patenting it.
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online 2 THBT the life of the 'visual' is preferable to that of the 'main vocalist' in a popular Kpop group.
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online 3 THS the use of heaven-banning
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online 4 THW refuse to return the doll to its body
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online 5 This house, as the progressive glacier movement, would campaign for glaciers to voluntarily acquiesce to global warming.
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online Novice_Final TH, as an incel, would get chin surgery
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online Open_Semi THW immediately surrender to the barbarians
2021-01-16 UNSW IV Online Open_Final THS the unionisation of minor gods
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams 1 THW remove all restrictions on sexual expression in public (eg porn images, nudity, etc)
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams 2 THW allow voters to decide the salaries of their elected representatives based on their adherence to their pre-election manifesto
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams 3 THBT the Biden administration should rejoin the TPP
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams 4 THP a world where humans can measure the amount of pleasure they'll experience in a relationship before entering it
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams Open_Semi TH, as a developing country, would implement BioBonds to fund medical research
2021-01-16 Wolce Pro Ams Open_Final THBT tech companies should continue extending restrictions on access to conservative social media platforms (e.g. Parler, Rumble, Gab etc)
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate 1 THW remove Intellectual Property protections on technologies/processes that lead to or enhance sustainable business practices
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate 2 THW force companies to cede regulation of content on social media to the judicial organs of state.
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate 3 THBT it would be preferable for Beth had her father agreed to financially support her and her mom, preventing the accident
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate 4 in countries with regional governments (e.g. states, provinces) THW allow immigration policy to be determined regionally rather than by the federal government
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate 5 THW open up the economy and society to the fullest.
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate Open_Quarter THBT the election of Joe Biden is in the interest of China
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate Open_Semi THP a world where each individual is thought to have a personal connection with God, as opposed to having religious figures which channel the voice of God
2021-01-15 Sir Vishahara Memorial Parliamentary Debate Open_Final THS prisoners of war reducing the costs of their imprisonment for their captors in exchange for bettering their conditions in captivity (e.g. cooperating with the guards, avoiding hunger strikes, not trying to escape etc)
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 1a THBT progressive political candidates and parties should refuse to accept donations from corporations and high-net individuals
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 1b THBT liberal media organisations should actively glorify political candidates of colour
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 2a THS Mafia Association laws
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 2b THP a world in which no one sought revenge
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 3a THW confiscate persistently vacant residential properties to use as social housing.
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 3b THS the use of adversity scores in college admission exams
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 4a Thw prohibit criminals publishing glorifying or sensationalist accounts of their crime
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 5a Thbt all existing HeLa cells should be destroyed
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 6a TH as developing states would prefer the use of a neutral aggregate currency to the US Dollar as the global reserve currency
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 6b TH, as developing economies, would require international actors to match the financial value of their indirect foreign investment in the form of foreign direct investment as a prerequisite of entry into investment in their stock exchange
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 7a THBT settler-states should pursue immigration policies that lead to no cultural or racial group being a majority of the population
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds 7b THBT the queer community should actively promote queer theology at the expense of critique to religion
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds ESL_Quarter THBT countries with judicial supremacy should confirm new Supreme Court judges by a nation-wide popular vote requiring a 60% majority.
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds ESL_Semi THW grant the River Nile environmental personhood, with rights against pollution and mismanagement sued for in national courts by a set of independent trustees.
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds ESL_Final THW not induct successful athletes strongly suspected to have used performance enhancing drugs to their sport's Hall of Fame
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Open_Octa THS Russian intervention in the Nagorno-Karabakh Region
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Open_Quarter TH, as a wealthy retired contact sport player, would sue their former teams for health problems obtained during their careers
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Open_Semi The hour regrets the mbokodo narrative
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Open_Final TH, as a fiction author of national importance, would write books that cannot be construed as a "national allegory".
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Schools_Semi THW ban the appearance of children on reality television
2021-01-10 Uhuru Worlds Schools_Final THW create UN protectorates in failing states
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 1 THW make all metadata collected by social media companies available to the public
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 1 THW establish a content rating system for literature (ie, R, PG-13, etc)
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 1 THBT all news platforms should practice absolute neutrality when covering news
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 2 THW prohibit all financial settlements in environmental lawsuits
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 2 In response to racially motivated police violence, THBT racial minorities are justified in resorting to violent retaliation against the police
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 2 THW abandon the doctrine of jury nullification
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 3 THBT PubPeer does more harm than good to the scientific community.
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 3 TH, as the scientific community, would move away from the "Information Deficit Model" (IDM) to a "contextual model" in discussing climate change.
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 3 THS the use of human challenge trials (HCTs) in the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 4 THBT developing contries would pursue greater economic integration with one another in regional blocs and trading agreements as opposed to actively participating in international trading agreements and institutions led by, and with, global superpowers (eg: United States and China)
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 4 THBT megacities (cities that have more than 10 million inhabitants) should be run by multinational corporations
2021-01-09 Debatable Open 4 THBT the assumption of economic rationality in early and modern economic moels and theories has done more harm than good to the creation, development, and design of domestic and foreign economic policy
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Octa TH, as Filipino feminists, regrets the promotion of Col. Rejano
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Octa THBT shipping of non-canonical queer characters is a step back for genuine queer representation in media
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Octa THBT the LGBTQI Filipino movement and its allies should co-opt religious groups in the fight to pass SOGIESC - based anti-discrimination act
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Quarter THBT prioritising scientific knowledge to the point of excluding traditional knowledge impedes humanity's growth.
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Quarter THBT nationalism is no longer viable in advancing modern-day democracy around the world
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Quarter THP a life where one is fully content but does not aspire for more over a life where one continually aspires without certainty of contentment
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Semi THR prarent's trust in the traditional education system
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Semi TH, as a fresh high school graduate in the US, would not apply for student loans
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Semi THBT schools should actively encourage children to question authority
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Final THW gradually decrease the annual export of labor until it is complety abolished
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Final in the 2022 elections, THBT Philippine progressives should prioritise winning local elections
2021-01-09 Debatable Open Open_Final THW prohibit multinational and national corporations from participating in the rehabilitation of post-disaster areas
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 1a This House Believes That governments should make the exchange of shares a condition for bail outs
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 1b THR the rise of abstract art
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 2a On the condition that gangs fulfil basic social needs (such as basic healthcare, education and sanitation), This House Believes That the state should cease to combat them.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 2b THBT social movements should emphasise an individual’s capacity to change their circumstances in the face of oppression, as opposed to emphasising the structures that restrict and determine an individual’s fate.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 3a This House, as South Korea, regrets passing the bill to ban the spreading of propaganda into North Korea
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 3b TH, as China, would adopt the Chongqing model of economic development instead of the Guangdong model
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 4a TH, as opposition parties in authoritarian democracies, would actively prioritise their militant wings over their political wings.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 4b THBT the West should invest domestically in schools that provide alternative progressive interpretations of religious text to combat radicalism
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 5a This House Prefers a world in which the Indian subcontinent had become a united federal state as opposed to being partitioned into two sovereign states
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 5b THR the creation of progressive political icons in the US (e.g. AOC, Bernie Sanders)
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 6a This House Supports the use of marketing boards in the agricultural sector.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 6b THR the risse of cosmopolitan culture
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 7a As a religious leader of the majority religion in a religiously heterogenous state, THW promote the notion of religious pluralism over religious inclusivism
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 7b TH prefers a world where people believe in determinism over one where people believe in free will
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 8a This House believes that environmentalists should campaign for environmental justice as opposed to overall protection of the environment
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 8b THR the NFL's decision to implement interviewing and hiring incentives (i.e. higher draft picks) for African-American coaches rather than pursuing the punishment of management for unequal hiring practices
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 9a This House Supports efforts that aim to strictly delineate military and civilian spheres of influence (e.g. banning military generals from running for political office/appointment of military leaders into civilian positions, delegating military decision making entirely to military commanders) in Southeast Asia.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 9b THBT criminal justice policy should be decided by appointed technocrats rather than elected representatives.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds EFL_Final THW ban research into the creation of Artificial General Intelligence
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds ESL_Final In countries with weak central governance, this house prefers civil-society-supported military coups
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Quad THW only allow the media and campaigning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Double THW require educational institutions in wealthy countries with high numbers of international students to pay a percentage of those students' tuition to educational institutions in developing countries
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Octa THR the pervasiveness of colonial determinism in discourse surrounding African development.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Quarter THBT the Bolivian government should prosecute the perpetrators of the 2019 coup.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Semi THBT the state is morally illegitimate.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Final TH, as the RNC, would advocate for the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Schools_Final THBT post-colonial states should emphasise their pre-colonial history and culture as opposed to focusing on the impacts of colonialism in their history curricula.
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 1 THS Twitter adding a fact-checking function
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 2 THBT China should annul the National Security Law for Hong Kong
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 3 In areas of historic economic and academic neglect THBT educational charities should prioritise helping exceptional students over all students
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 4 TH as Social Justice Movements Would Oppose the Rise of Woke Corporate Advertisements
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 5 THR religious groups as Non-State actors
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 6 THBT trans women should play less prominent role in the feminist movement ie exclusion from decision making and representation*
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship 7 In punishing non violent white collar crimes like insider trading,embezzlement and tax evasion TH as the criminal justice system would prioritize restorative justice over retribution
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship Open_Quarter THP Free Will as a universal belief
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship Open_Semi In the wake of banking crisis, THW reform the banking sector from Fractional Reserve Banking to Narrow Banking
2021-01-01 Ghana Novice Debate Championship Open_Final TH will allow communities to vote whether they want to suspend police in their areas
2021-01-01 Sunyani Pro Am 1 THBT tax avoidance on the grounds of conscientious objection is legitimate
2021-01-01 Sunyani Pro Am 2 TH as the United States Government would end the Electoral College System
2021-01-01 Sunyani Pro Am 3 In States with high COVID-19 rates, THW actively seek to deplatform religious leaders who propagate anti-vaccine rhetoric
2021-01-01 Sunyani Pro Am Open_Final Assuming the technology exists , THW erase the year 2020 from the consciousness of the world and rename 2021 as the new 2020
2021-01-01 Xtension IV 1 THBT the modern left should advocate for increasing worker ownership of capitalist enterprises rather than state control of the means of production
2021-01-01 Xtension IV 2 THW abolish the UNSC and transfer it’s powers to a reformed UNGA where countries voting rights is proportional to their geographic and economic importance
2021-01-01 Xtension IV 3 TH rejects the medical orthodoxy that resource optimisation should be determined by who lives and who dies
2021-01-01 Xtension IV 4 THS the elimination of limited liability in critical sectors of the economy as a precondition for private sector participation
2021-01-01 Xtension IV 5 THBT the US-Taliban deal incentivises global terrorism
2021-01-01 Xtension IV Open_Quarter THBT universal identity fluidity is a threat to state cohesion
2021-01-01 Xtension IV Open_Semi Assuming the options are limited to debt foregiveness or zero interest loans, THW choose debt forgiveness
2021-01-01 Xtension IV Open_Final Assuming political acceptance by member states, THP a world where only stateless people work at multi governmental organizations (AU, EU, UN)
2020-12-30 Asia Pacific WSDC 1 TH, as a state with ageing population, would opt for policies that increase immigration (e.g. more visas) rather than ones that encourage citizens to have more children (e.g. tax benefits)
2020-12-30 Asia Pacific WSDC 2 THP new and original TV series (e.g. Umbrella Academy, the Witcher) to revamps of classic universes (e.g. Amazon series on the Lord of the Rings, Netflix adaption of Alice in Wonderland)
2020-12-30 Asia Pacific WSDC 3 THW forbid Western tech companies from accepting Chinese standards in order to access the Chinese market (e.g. Google accepting censorship, Apple moving servers to China etc)
2020-12-30 Asia Pacific WSDC 4 THBT feminist movement in the west should heavily promote the concept of 'self-partnership'
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 1 THR the prevalent narrative that "the children are the future"
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 1 THW force parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to send their children to kindergartens with mixed classrooms (having students with and without ASD) rather than kindergartens exclusively for special education
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 1 THR the rising trend of parents genetically testing their fetuses to determine the presence genetic "anomalies" (e.g. cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, Down Syndrome, excess chromosomes etc.) and ensure a "normal" child is born
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 2 THW aggressively move away from tourism as a driver for "economic growth"
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 2 TH as the government of a postcolonial state would abandon efforts to unify ethnically diverse regions into one country
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 2 THO the utilization of the Splinternet by governments
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 3 TH, as the West, Would aggressively use COVID Diplomacy to establish ties with North Korea
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 3 THBT Japan should heavily regulate the curriculum of 'Joseon Schools'
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 3 THO the decision of the National Assembly of South Korea
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 4 THBT the Kiera Bell ruling does more harm than good
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 4 THBT the LGBTIQIA+ community should actively encourage non-hetero individuals in conservative countries to live dual identities
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 4 THR the emphasis placed on sexual acts/intercourse in determining one's sexual orientation within the LGBTIQIA+ community
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 5 THP a pessimistic view of aI as opposed to an optimistic one
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 5 THW ban the development and public access to memorial bots
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates 5 THS the rise of relationships with realistic AIs like Replika
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Novice_Final THBT the belief "that religious leaders have a deeper connection with their deities" does more harm than good
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Novice_Final TH as Christians Opposes the commercialisation of Christmas
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Novice_Final TH, as religious leaderships, would shift their strategy from increasing the number of believers towards prioritizing boosting loyalty amongst adherents to the religion.
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Octa TH, as the working class, W demand for the continued provision of guaranteed-income even post-pandemic regardless of the level of economic recovery
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Octa TH, as history teachers from minority backgrounds, would prioritize teaching history in primary and secondary schools with an emphasis on socio-political commentary, even at the expense of memorization of historical facts
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Octa Assuming Leni Robredo runs in the next presidential elections, THBT it is in the best interest of Leftist political parties in the Philippines to unite to support Leni Robredo rather than fielding their own presidential candidates
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Quarter THW legalise recreational use of all drugs by adults
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Quarter THS the rise of drugs (medical and recreational) as a primary option for individuals to cope with mental illnesses as opposed to prioritizing more natural remedies (e.g., consultation, wellness programs, etc.)
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Quarter During the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccines, THBT governments should censor information regarding the adverse side effects of the vaccines being admistered that have already been approved for safety and efficacy.
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Semi THW destroy this tech
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Semi TH, as a citizen of Omelas, would free the child
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Semi THW choose to become a horse
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Final THW anonymise all charitable donations
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Final THBT the presence of charities is a symbol of the failure of humanity
2020-12-19 The Halycon Debates Open_Final THBT foreign-based NGOs operating in countries with fragile democracies should cease efforts to push for political change (e.g. lobby for policy changes, re-education of the population, etc.) and instead focus solely on the provision of essential services on the ground (e.g. food drives, vaccinations, building livable communities, etc.)
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 1 THR the Rise of Micro-credentialism
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 2 THR Laos' construction of dams on the Mekong.
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 3 THP a world where the privileged progressive youth would deliberately choose to be a 'Living Buddha' with their endeavors in the academe, business, and politics.
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship 4 THBT BTS should boycott the 2021 Grammy Awards
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship HighSchool_Final THW abolish the Kafala system
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Quarter THBT international law should recognize the right to exist
2020-12-05 42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THBT the Philippine government should impose mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 1 THW provide doctors performing life saving procedures immunity from legal action against them
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 1 THBT novel drugs should be made available to at risk patients before the completion of Phase III Clinical Trials
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 1 THW implement an anti-vaccination tax on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 2 THW replace all forms of religious giving (e.g. tithing, zakat) with equal government funding of religious institutions
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 2 In secular states, THW ban religious leaders from running for public office
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 2 TH, as the current Dalai Lama, W concede to Gyaincain Norbu as the legitimate Panchen Lama
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 3 THBT staging live action remakes has done more harm than good to disney's artistic legacy
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 3 THW legalise grafitti
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 3 THO the romanticizing of women who buck traditional gender norms in popular media
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 4 THP the use of zero hour contracts and furloughs rather than layoffs in times of financial crisis
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 4 THBT companies should pay an unemployment tax for automation
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 4 THR the introduction of Chinese mobile payments platforms in developing countries.
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 5 THW ban the contracting of athletes for single games
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 5 THS state owned enterprises like Gazprom and Emirates sponsoring sports teams
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC 5 THBT players should get a cut of fantasy sports revenue as a performance bonus
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Octa THR the narrative of the "American Dream"
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Octa THBT the state should bear all costs of elective sex reassignment surgery
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Octa That local communities facing economic recession should be allowed to sell the rights over cultural heritage sites
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Quarter THS the recent wave of Arab states' normalisation of ties with Israel
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Quarter THBT regional peace talks should be led by external powers (i.e. six party structure) over in-region alliances and players (e.g. SADC or African Union)
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Quarter THS the agreement to give control of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, with peace-keepers from Russia and Turkey
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Semi THR the use of language that dismisses activists based on their sacrifice (ie: "protest tourists"; "performative allyship")
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Semi In countries dominated by conservative political parties, THBT movements should prioritize grassroots organizing (outreach, education, local funding, scholarships, community spaces) as opposed to advocating for political change
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Semi THR the narrative that professionals working for nonprofits perform a "public service" or "sacrifice"
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Final THBT incest should be legalized in cases where the familial relationship is not known prior to marriage
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Final THS an unrestricted right to death for legal adults
2020-12-05 ILNU Pre UADC Open_Final THW require criminal cases in which the defendant is an ethnic or religious minority to be adjudicated by a member of the same identity
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 1 THP a world in which all people share the same physical appearance
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 2 THS the rise of vaccine diplomacy
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 3 THBT social media companies should refuse to censor the self broadcast of political suicides
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 4 THW allow for paper abortions in jurisdictions where abortion is legal
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 5 THBT ASEAN should allow for freedom of movement
2020-11-29 Smart Debates 6 THR the use of predictive algorithms in online media service platforms (e.g. Netflix, Spotify, Youtube)
2020-11-29 Smart Debates Novice_Final THBT humans are the central unit of moral consideration
2020-11-29 Smart Debates Open_Quarter THR the imagery of medusa being used within the #metoo movement
2020-11-29 Smart Debates Open_Semi THW test the peer review process of academic journals through the submission of Sokal papers
2020-11-29 Smart Debates Open_Final THBT Mahatma Gandhi's legacy has done more harm than good to the political discourse of South Asia
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open 1 THS the rise of virtual influencers
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open 2 This House Would mandate property developers to build low-cost housing proximate to their high-end construction projects
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open 3 This House Prefers the characterisation of politics as a “career”, instead of “social / public service”
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open 4 This House Believes That minority religions in the West should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from public display of their faith
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open Novice_Semi This House Believes That micro-finance organisations (including but not limited to NGOs, charities, and developmental banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open Novice_Final THS the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open Open_Octa In countries with deep ethnic and religious divides (e.g. Iraq, Libya, and Egypt), This House Prefers autocracies to decentralised democracies
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open Open_Quarter Assuming a nuclear non-proliferation treaty is offered by Joe Biden, This House, as Iran, Would choose to accept the offer
2020-11-28 Japan BP Open Open_Final This House Believes That youth-based political parties in developing countries should include the fight for queer rights in its manifesto
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 1 THBT an Academic Freeze in state universities will do more harm than good to students
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 1 THBT an Academic Freeze in state universities will do more harm than good to students
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 2 THR the rise of Kpop culture
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 2 THBT Western Filmmakers should actively oppose China's Film Censorship System
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 3 THS the rise of private cities in developing countries
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 3 THR the rise of KPop culture
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 4 THS the use of voluntary human extinction as a strategy for environmentalism
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 4 THS the rise of private cities in developing countries
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 5 THBT Western Filmmakers should actively oppose China's Film Censorship System
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV 5 THS the pursuit of voluntary human extinction as a strategy for environmentalism
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Quarter THW abolish sex offender registers of the US
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Quarter THW abolish the sex offender registries in the US
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Semi THW choose to live in an Anarchist World
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Semi THW choose to live in the Anarchistic World
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Final THBT young Filipino scientists working abroad should not join the program
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Novice_Final THBT young Filipino scientists working abroad should not join the program
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Octa THR the prevalence of using precedence as a standard in court rulings
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Octa THR the prevalence of using precedent as a standard in court rulings
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Quarter THBT monarchies have no place in modern politivs
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Quarter THBT monarchies have no place in modern politics
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Semi TH, as the editors of Nature Communications, would remove this article from their publication
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Semi TH, as the editors of Nature Communications, would remove this article from their publication.
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Final For developing countries, THBT Biden's victory is not worth celebrating
2020-11-28 Mindanao IV Open_Final For developing countries, THBT Biden's victory is not worth celebrating
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 1 THW hold pharmaceutical companies criminally liable for the opioid crisis
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 1 THBT individuals who commit petty crimes (e.g. petty theft, simple assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, reckless driving, indecent exposure, etc.) should be tried solely by members of their local community
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 1 THW allow citizens to sue local governments for failed or insufficient responses to crises
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 2 THR the narrative that long-term relationships (e.g. familial, platonic, romantic) are more valuable
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 2 THW stop teaching children that all opinions should be respected
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 2 THR the stigmitisation of outsourcing eldercare in Asian societies
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 3 THBT the G20 should opt for a model of debt forgiveness rather than the passed Debt Service Suspension Initiative in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 3 THR the reliance on Venture Capitalists in the tech/start-up landscape
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 3 THS sectoral bargaining
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 4 THBT the Philippine media should refrain from live reporting on Duterte
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 4 THBT it is legitimate for a Filipino to be employed in the Online Troll industry
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open 4 TH, as Len Robredo, would take a more aggressive stance against Duterte
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Octa THR the emphasis on sex and sexual acts in the LGBTQIA+ community
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Octa THBT microfinance institutions should strongly prioritise women in allocating loans as opposed to any other metric
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Octa TH, as the feminist movement, celebrates the portrayal of women as the source of fear in films (ex. Miranda Priestly, Carrie, Dolores Umbridge)
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT it is high time for the environmental movement to embrace nuclear energy
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Quarter THS the usage of citizen's assemblies to determine policies addressing climate change
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT the narrative that "the scientific community will find a solution to climate change" does more harm than good
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Semi THR Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's military response to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) aggression
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Semi THBT Joe Biden should reverse the Trump-era foreign policy toward China
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Semi THBT opposition parties in India should begin actively opposing the anti-Muslim policies of the BJP
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Final THBT it is in the best interest of democratic states to move towards strengthening the power of international organizations (e.g. UN, EU, ASEAN, etc.) at the expense of national sovereignty
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Final THBT it is legitimate for countries to engage in "Vaccine Nationalism"
2020-11-28 Visayas Debate Open Open_Final TH prefers a pessimistic view of AI as opposed to an optimistic one
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open 1 THBT the feminist movement should actively oppose the use of makeup
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open 2 THBT the state should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements.
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open 3 THW legalise and oblige employers to recognise minority unions
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open 4 THR the commercialisation of religious holidays
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open Novice_Semi THW ban pre-election polls
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open Open_Quarter THW impose limits on corporate borrowing
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open Open_Semi THBT complete human liberty can only be achieved absent the state
2020-11-26 IIUM Debate Open Open_Final THW ban all research into genoeconomics
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 1 THO the centrality of national identity in sport
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 1 THW restrict foreign investors from buying domestic league teams
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 1 TH as a new follower of a major sporting league (i.e. EPL, NFL) would choose to follow a less successful team from one's local area than a more successful but not geographically close team
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 2 THR the glorification of start up culture
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 2 THW allocate development aid primarily to countries ranked highly on the Democracy Index
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 2 THS placing excess profit taxes on corporations which disproportinately benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 3 THBT SK should not continue to repatriate North Korean refugees or "defectors"
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 3 THW, as the incoming Biden administration, seek to normalise ties with Iran
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 3 TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 4 THBT dating shows where women are in a position of power are good for feminism (e.g. the Bachelorette and If You are the One)
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 4 THW prohibit the teaching of religion to children under the age of majority
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence 4 THW out the poitician
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Quarter THR the rise of political centrism
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Quarter As a post colonial state, THS a benevolent dictatorship over a representative democracy
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Quarter Assuming feasibility, THW legalise the buying and selling of citizenship
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Semi THR the glorification of humility
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Semi THR commercial genomic sequencing services accessible by the general public (i.e. 23&Me, Ancestry.com, MyTrueAncestry)
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Semi THO the use of scientific discoveries obtained through unethical means
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Final Once a pandemic has been declared, THW ban all reporting on the pandemic from non-governmental sources
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Final THBT Citizens should be granted the authority to determine how covid 19 stimulus packages are directed
2020-11-26 TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Open_Final THBT Government agencies that regulate vaccines should only test whether a vaccine is safe ,not weather it is effective before approving it for public use
2020-11-26 WDF Opens XIV 1 THBT feminists from positions of privilege should actively refrain from taking leadership roles in the feminist movement.
2020-11-26 WDF Opens XIV 2 THBT Santa should give gifts to all children, regardless of whether they are naughty or nice
2020-11-26 WDF Opens XIV 3 THR the increased prominence of sport (participation in sport, consuming sporting merchandise, following sport) in the working class conscience
2020-11-26 WDF Opens XIV 4 THW restrict cities from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies
2020-11-26 WDF Opens XIV Open_Final TH, as religious minorities, would actively re-imagine their central figures as social activists rather than holy archetypes. For example, Jesus Christ as an activist for the disenfranchised rather than the Son of God
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL 1 THW require university students from developing countries who obtained education in the West to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation.
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL 2 THBT progressive social movements in India (e.g. feminist or LGBTQ+ movement) should strongly distance themselves from the West (e.g by not accepting funding, not exchanging information, or heavily emphasising their cultural specifity)
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL 3 TH, as fans of the club, supports an imminent takeover by the Saudi Arabian Delegated Treasury Agency.
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL 4 THBT ethnic communities should not shame their members for being ‘white-washed’
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL Novice_Final THW take the pill
2020-11-22 Birmingham ESL Open_Final THW 'resurrect' their significant other
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship 1 THW introduce the New Life Program
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship 2 THR the glorification of suffering in art
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship 3 THBT the Vatican should not have renewed its agreement with the CCP
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship 4 THBT prominent male feminists should focus on dismantling gender norms which primarily harm men
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship 5 THBT governments should significantly reduce financial support for struggling businesses during the covid-19 crisis, and instead divert spending to broad stimulus spending (e.g. enhanced welfare packages, infrastructure projects, tax breaks etc.)
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship Novice_Final THBT criminal justice policy (eg enforcement, sentencing, rehabilitation, and monitoring) should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship Open_Quarter THP a society where people feel a strong obligation to sacrifice their own interests for the interests of their immediate community, rather than follow their own interests
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship Open_Semi THS the decline of oil prices
2020-11-22 Kinnaird College Debating Championship Open_Final THS opposition boycotts of all elections that are known to not be free or fair
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini 1 THW ban zoos
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini 2 THP a world in which the Sorting Hat is used to determine where individuals attend University (Infoslide: The Sorting Hat is a sentient hat that magically determines where students belong academically, by judging each student's qualities and personality traits, thus placing them in the most appropriate house that upholds those qualities. On VERY rare occasions it has been known for a student to talk with the hat and influence where it decides to place them in.)
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini 3 THS the statement that one should "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini 4 TH, as Comedian DJ, would accept the offer to join Taskmaster
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini 5 THW cease the research and teaching of heliocentrism
2020-11-21 Aberstywyth Mini Open_Final THP living the events of the perfect day over and over again, rather than acting differently to pursue different events
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational 1 This House Believes That all countries should impose mandatory military conscription
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational 2 This House Believes That feminist organizations should not support female political cadidates who campaign using traditional gender roles (eg marketing oneself as a good wife, over-emphasizing traditional motherhood)
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational 3 This House Believes That states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational 4 This House Believes That the international community should impose sanctions on Brazil, in order to curb their harmful environmental policies (eg deforestation, destruction of certain natural habitats, rampant pollution)
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational 5 This House Regrets the rise of citizen journalism
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational Novice_Final THW make bullying a crime
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational Open_Semi THW abolish pharmaceutical patents in favour of subsidies, tax breaks and public interest grants
2020-11-21 Deree Invitational Open_Final THBT progressive social movements should primarily use class consciousness as a rallying mechanism, rather than focusing on racial identity
2020-11-21 Idea Lite 1 TH supports the rise of academic piracy sites. (E.g. Sci-Hub, Lib-Gen, Academic Torrents)
2020-11-21 Idea Lite 2 TH believes that the environmental movement should employ strategies that aim to abolish capitalism rather than to reform it
2020-11-21 Idea Lite 3 TH, as the Republican Party, would publicly support Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 Presidential Elections
2020-11-21 Idea Lite Open_Octa TH believes that social media sites should censor the statements of individuals that aim to diminish the threat and reality of COVID-19. (I.e. conspiracy theories on if it actually exists, incorrect statements on masks not working)
2020-11-21 Idea Lite Open_Quarter THBT developing countries should deprioritise extractive industries
2020-11-21 Idea Lite Open_Semi THP a world where the dominant religion is Religion A as opposed to Religion B
2020-11-21 Idea Lite Open_Final THW accept the offer
2020-11-21 USU IV 1 THR the rise of Philanthrocapitalism
2020-11-21 USU IV 2 THS the development and use of sentencing algorithms
2020-11-21 USU IV 3 THR the Arab LEague's refusal to condemn the Israel-UAE normalisation deal
2020-11-21 USU IV 4 TH, s such a person, would choose to destroy the evidence
2020-11-21 USU IV 5 This House, as the Transitional Military Council of Sudan, would pay the United States compensation in exchange for being removed from the ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ list.
2020-11-21 USU IV 6 THW implement the Kafala system for immigrants in the USA
2020-11-21 USU IV Novice_Final This House regrets the glorification of the narrative that hard work is the key to success.
2020-11-21 USU IV Open_Final THS the international codification of "just post bellum"
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams 1 THR the narrative that marrying someone with similar socio-economic background is necessary for a successful marriage
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams 2 THW ban the trade of Carbon Quotas
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams 3 In a post Covid society, THP the continuation of online classes over face-to-face classes
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams 4 THW prefer a world where nobody has the ability to lie
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams Open_Semi THBT South Korea should give up on seeking reunification with North Korea
2020-11-20 Asia Pro Ams Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, THW allow people to own AI robots and carry out actions on the robots that would otherwise be deemed as illegal if done to humans
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 THBT protest movements should actively integrate religious figures and institutions in opposition to authoritarian regimes
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 THW ban the development of Neuralink technology, or any other brain-computer interface
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 THBT heads of state in democratic nations should be limited to one term in office
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi When evaluating financial risk and value, THBT financial institutions and credit rating agencies should actively account for climate and nature based impacts and risk
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THW join the resistance against the AI
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Novice_Final Assuming it could be done instantly, THW remove all nuclear weapons and the capacity to build them from the current world
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter THBT, rather than give money to Foreign Aid and International Development Institutions, developed countries should instead directly fund the Global Solidarity Fund
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi THBT humanity should invest considerable amount of resources into the exploration of deep space (e.g. colonising, space mining, exploring deep space, finding alien races)
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final TH regrets the demonisation of populist leaders (e.g. Donald Trump, Marine LePen, Jair Bolsonaro)
2020-11-20 La Liberta 1 THS the idea of content on OTT platforms being regulated
2020-11-20 La Liberta 1 TH, believes that Google should allow fantasy sport apps like Dream 11 to be hosted on Playstore in India
2020-11-20 La Liberta 1 Assuming validity of the theory, TH will actively reduce growth in technology to avoid the Singularity
2020-11-20 La Liberta 2 THR the concept of Criminal Contempt of Court
2020-11-20 La Liberta 2 THBT it is justified to make a criminal go through the exact same horror or pain as the victim as a "form of justice"
2020-11-20 La Liberta 2 For scenarios where such a victim is revived by the killer, THW acquit the accused
2020-11-20 La Liberta 3 THS the idea that UCL in future editions should opt for a 1 leg knockouts over the traditional system.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 3 TH would prefer a maximum of 5 overseas players in a squad instead of 4 currently.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 3 THBT India should allow players born in other countries to play for the National team.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 4 TH as Norwegian Nobel Committee will strip Aung Sang Soo kyi of her Nobel Prize.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 4 THS the creation of armed forces units made up of foreign soldiers based on political interests, with such units being under the direct control of the government
2020-11-20 La Liberta 4 THR the De-Ba'athification of Iraq's military.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 5 In a Post-Apocalyptic world devastated by a global Nuclear War, THS the creation of a World Government.
2020-11-20 La Liberta 5 TH, as the INC at the onset of World War 1, will violently revolt against the British colonizers instead of accepting the offer
2020-11-20 La Liberta 5 TH, as the Nuremberg Trial after WWII, will grant amnesty to those Nazi officials who are ready to be a witness against the masterminds of the Holocaust and other Nazi war crimes and crimes against humanity.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Quarter TH, as the Indian BJP Government in 1st week of March 2020, will strictly ban the celebration of Holi in India in the wake of COVID19 concerns
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Quarter THP a world where COVID-19 is seen as the new normal rather than one where it is seen as an extraordinary situation.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Quarter TH, as a state, will take a utilitarian approach when making policies to deal with a pandemic.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Semi In religious issues involving a particular religious group (For ex- Triple Talaq or Sabrimala), THBT only members of that religious community should be allowed to file a court case.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Semi TH, as X, will not use the machine.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Semi TH, as Ariana Grande upon being offered to headline at the event, will completely boycott Coachella and turn the offer down.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Final THBT X did the right thing.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Final THBT ‘allegory of the cave’ is analogous to a modern 'western liberal democracy'.
2020-11-20 La Liberta Open_Final TH, as X, will go to the police and snitch on the friend
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 1 This House Prefers a world where hobbies and interests (e.g. sports, video games, and arts) are perceived to be primarily recreational in nature, rather than primarily competitive
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 2 This house opposes the popular idealisation of the 'strong mother who can do it all'
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 3 THW abolish the party whip
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 4 THR the rise of pop psychology (eg personality tests, self help books that make psychological claims)
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 5 THO international bodies making bailouts contingent on democratic reforms
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate 6 THR the rising trend of homeschooling within ethnic/racial minority groups
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate Open_Quarter THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate Open_Semi THBT pro-democratic opposition activists in semi-authoritarian states should not seek political office in the current regime
2020-11-19 Derozio Memorial Debate Open_Final TH, as the people of the community, would abandon all research to kill the dragon
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open 1 THR the growing involvement of politicians in social media
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open 2 THBT space exploration should be carried out by private corporations instead of government
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open 3 THP leadership social movements over ones with leaders
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open 4 THW replace the income tax system with an imposition of wealth tax on individuals.
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open Novice_Final THR the emphasis placed on individuals to sacrifice their own happiness for their families
2020-11-19 Maharashtra Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where people prioritise Eudaimonic happiness over Hedonic happiness
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open 1 THO the depiction of conflicts in non-documentary films (e.g. The Land of Blood And Honey, Saving Private Ryan, Hair).
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open 2 THW allow workers to make a choice between a lump sum pension payment and a staggered pension payment.
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open 3 In emerging democracies, THS capping the maximum number of seats in parliament that a political party can get.
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open 4 THBT non-autocratic states with compulsory military service should allow individuals to exempt themselves on moral grounds.
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open Open_Final THP a world in which the majority of people believe in moral pessimism rather than moral optimism.
2020-11-19 Nijmegen Online Open ProAm_Final THBT humanities and social science faculties should prioritize the hiring of conservative academics.
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini 1 This House, as Joe Biden upon the availability of a vaccine to coronavirus-19, we would use strong coercive measures to induce participation (e.g. reducing welfare payments for those that don't comply or not allowing unvaccinated children to attend school).
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini 2 This House regrets the politicisation of student unions in the developing world.
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini 3 This House would forcibly break up banks that exceed a certain size.
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini 4 This House supports materialism
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini 5 This House supports the piracy of academic resources in developing countries.
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini Open_Semi This House believes that in post-conflict societies, the national government should actively attempt to recruit militias and insurgency groups into the national military over attempting to quash them.
2020-11-19 Sydney Mini Open_Final This House regrets the narrative that the empowerment of historically oppressed communities is an intergenerational obligation for members of that community.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 1 THR the decline in solidarity strikes
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 2 This House believes that individuals should be encouraged to make significant sacrifices for their community
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 3 TH, as Iran, would accept the Iran Deal Plus
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 4 THS the democratisation of powerful civil service positions
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 5 Assuming feasibility, This House believes that the Holy Kaaba should be under the custody/guardianship of the OIC, instead of Saudi Arabia.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini ESL_Final THS the creation of "ASEAN bonds" to fund the post-COVID 19 regional economic recovery
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Novice_Semi This House believes that progressive activists in conservative societies should aggressively adopt conservative language/rhetoric in advocating for their agenda.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Novice_Final THP a world where the average person experiences substantially less intense emotions
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Open_Semi This House would mandate that social media users select middleware packages to curate the information they see on their social media accounts.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Open_Final TH, as Moon-Jae In, Would repatriate North Korean defectors
2020-11-15 Oxford Womxn's Open 1 THBT it is in the interest of left-wing Democrats to refrain from public criticism of Joe Biden's administration
2020-11-15 Oxford Womxn's Open 2 THP the German model of higher education
2020-11-15 Oxford Womxn's Open 3 THO the glorification of maximising productivity (for example: the rise of productivity influencers, long working hours being generally seen as admirable)
2020-11-15 Oxford Womxn's Open 4 THR the continued existence of NATO after the fall of the Soviet Union
2020-11-15 Oxford Womxn's Open Open_Z TH, as the woman, would commit to not engage in romantic relationships
2020-11-14 KIDA Open 1 THR the westernization of hallyu
2020-11-14 KIDA Open 2 TH, as the Republican Party, Would Adopt A Political Strategy Of Distancing The Party Away From Trump
2020-11-14 KIDA Open 3 THBT explicit expressions of female sexuality in the entertainment industry has done more harm than good to the feminist movement (i.e. Cardi B’s WAP)
2020-11-14 KIDA Open 4 THP the cancellation of sovereign debt over Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the world's poorest countries.
2020-11-14 KIDA Open 5 THR that leftist movements/organisations in Southeast Asia transitioned to political parties. (Examples include but are not limited to: Parti Sosialis Malaysia, Makabayan Blok in the Philippines, and RC in Indonesia)
2020-11-14 KIDA Open Novice_Semi THBT ASEAN is failing in the SCS
2020-11-14 KIDA Open Novice_Final THR the narrative that resilience is a virtue
2020-11-14 KIDA Open Open_Quarter THBT all claimants of the South China Sea should train and deploy their own maritime militia
2020-11-14 KIDA Open Open_Semi THBT the Global Middle Class shoudl adopt a nihilist outlook on life
2020-11-14 KIDA Open Open_Final TH, as a swing voter who supported ousting Park Geun-Hye, regrets voting for Moon Jae-In
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open 1 THBT the feminist movement should aggressively advocate for the removal of children's cartoons that fail The Maisy test
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open 2 In secular states with a majority religion, THW use religious/conservative language and rhetoric to spread environmental awareness
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open 3 THBT the Biden administration should actively seek to normalize relations with China
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open 4 THBT developed countries should deploy protectionist policies to protect low-wage workers.
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open Novice_Final THR the dominant narrative that one should "fight the good fight"
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open Open_Semi TH, as liberal media companies, would not interview public figures who espouse regressive views/opinions
2020-11-14 Northern Debate Open Open_Final As an average religious person, THR the emphasis on piety/performing acts of worship in religion
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 1 THBT contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based differences (gender, race, religion etc.)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 2 THP lockdown policy decisions in federal governments to be made regionally (e.g. by states, provinces) rather than by the centralized government
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 3 THP activist messaging to focus on how things could be (a positive vision for the future) rather than on how things are (how bad things are currently)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 4 THW allow victims of violent crimes to veto the prosecution of their offender
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 5 THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Quarter THW leave Dharma
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Semi THP to live in a world where most individuals lead polyamorous relationships, as opposed to single-partner relationships
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Final THR the Americanization of social justice debates, e.g. focus on police brutality as a result of BLM, use of english terms by social movements rather than words in local languages and the focus on American icons such as MLK or RBG
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Novice_Semi THW hold social media platforms liable for illegal content that is posted (fake news, defamation, etc.)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Novice_Final THO the glorification of career achievements as a basis for self worth
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Octa THR the increasing emphasis upon publicity and performative expressivism in social movements.
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Quarter TH, as Saudi Arabia, W provide funding and support to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), and encourage their aggression against the Ethiopian federal government
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Semi THW prefer to be born with HSAM
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Final THR the narrative that there is no objective truth
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships 1 THBT the United States should implement quotas for their non-male candidates in presidential primaries
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships 2 THBT parents of promising athletes should encourage their children to pursue education at the cost of their athletic career
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships 3 TH, as Wakanda, would remove the cloaking field
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships 4 THW remove all restrictions on how welfare recipients are allowed to spend their payments (excluding child benefits)
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships 5 TH, as Colombia, would legalise all drugs
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships Open_Quarter THP a world where children are raised communally as opposed to by their nuclear family
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships Open_Semi THW stay in Springfield
2020-11-12 ADU Novice Championships Open_Final THP a world where God is seen as fallible, rather than infallible
2020-11-08 Evergreen 1 Assuming feasibility, THW forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge.
2020-11-08 Evergreen 2 TH, as a PrettyCure(プリキュア), W actively use their powers to instill democracy in dictatorial regimes.
2020-11-08 Evergreen 3 THBT developing countries should severely restrict the foreigner's right to purchase real estate.
2020-11-08 Evergreen Open_Final THW immediately return all treasures and artifacts to indigenous groups that originally possessed them.
2020-11-08 VUBP 1 THBT The media should not be involved in voting for sporting awards
2020-11-08 VUBP 2 THBT the feminist movement should actively promote that women participate in the military and attempt to climb its hierarchy rather than oppose the military as a whole.
2020-11-08 VUBP 3 THBT social media companies should use algorithms to push individuals away from pseudoscientific beliefs and practices (i.e. Tarot Readings, Astrology and Horoscope, Wicca, Fortune Telling, etc.)
2020-11-08 VUBP 4 In the onset of the refugee crisis, THP a world where the European Union struck a more aggressive deal requiring Turkey to shoulder the entirety of the refugee burden in exchange for a significantly greater amount of aid and European Union membership by 2020.
2020-11-08 VUBP HighSchool_Final THP a world where people believed that God did not intervene at all over one where God has a plan and actively intervened in human affairs
2020-11-08 VUBP Open_Quarter In a country with a National Healthcare plan, THW ban private healthcare
2020-11-08 VUBP Open_Semi Assuming its full and effective enforcement, THBT liberal democracies should require licenses for individuals to engage in romantic relationships
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III 1 This House Would allocate the majority of government sports funding to encourage grassroots participation (e.g. amateur community clubs, after school sports clubs, etc.) rather than invest in achieving success in prestigious competitions (e.g. intensive coaching academies, player and personnel salaries, etc.)
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III 2 THS the adoption of variable minimum wage laws
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III 3 This House Regrets the narrative that the process of overcoming illnesses (e.g. cancer) is a "fight".
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III 4 THW implement a system of voter insurance for national elections
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III 5 This House Believes That leaders of marginalized minority groups should urge their respective communities to partake in greater social integration at the expense of sustaining unique cultural attributes.
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III ESL_Quarter THW require all art institutions to dedicate a significant portion of funding to commissioning art from new artists
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III ESL_Semi THBT freedom movements in authoritarian regimes should prioritize women as their leaders (e.g. Maria Kolesnikova in Belarus, Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, Alaa Salah in Sudan)
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III ESL_Final TH supports BRICS* countries creating regional 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"
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Open_Octa THBT authors should remain silent on interpretations of their work after the work has been published
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Open_Quarter THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should advocate for the abolishment of Sharia Courts rather than working to reform it (e.g. advocating for more female judges, pushing for feminist interpretations of the Quran)
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Open_Semi THBT Asian regimes accused of committing human rights violations should be investigated by TRCs rather than subject to punitive mechanisms (ICTs, ICC)
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Open_Final Assuming the One Ring had been destroyed and Sauron defeated, TH, as a Hobbit, would never leave the shire
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Schools_Semi THW ban relatives of past office holders from ever running for office
2020-11-07 Doxbridge III Schools_Final THBT western liberal democracies should admit immigrants by lottery rather than by prioritizing factors such as salary, education, and language competency (excluding immigrants with serious criminal convictions)
2020-11-07 JOVED 1 As LGBTQIA+ community in conservative areas, THW discourage our opened identity member from having relationship with closeted individuals
2020-11-07 JOVED 2 THP a political culture where opposing politicians treat each other with hostility (e.g. not publicly fraternizing, making directly attacking remarks)
2020-11-07 JOVED 3 THP a world where epistemic humility is universally embraced
2020-11-07 JOVED 4 THBT Thailand protesters should escalate their actions to become violent.
2020-11-07 JOVED 5 THR the romantization of orphan's life in popular media (i.e. Harry Potter, Naruto, Disney Princesses)
2020-11-07 JOVED 6 TH celebrates the decline of nation's economic interdependency in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic
2020-11-07 JOVED Novice_Quarter In conservative countries, THBT progressive women's groups should refrain from attacking female politicians regardless of their policies
2020-11-07 JOVED Novice_Semi THBT entertainment platforms (e.g. Spotify, Netflix) should remove all works from artists that have committed immoral or criminal acts in their personal lives.
2020-11-07 JOVED Novice_Final THW give two votes for every Eastern Indonesian person voting in 2024 presidential election
2020-11-07 JOVED Open_Octa As a progressive movement, (e.g. Feminists, LGBT+ movements), THW not celebrate our members entering traditionally anti-progressive institutions (i.e Military, Police Force, Conservative Political Parties)
2020-11-07 JOVED Open_Quarter Post-2020 election, TH as the US Democratic party would choose to focus less on identity politics instead of pandering to the woke community"
2020-11-07 JOVED Open_Semi THBT as the Christian church would actively recognize that the dogmas taught now is different from what it was in the past
2020-11-07 JOVED Open_Final As Ariel, THW Choose Nanda instead of Jesse
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship 1 THR social progressives using large generalisations in their campaigning (all Trump supporters are racist, all men are trash, all cops are bastards)
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship 2 THBT up and coming POC chefs should join Bon Appetit rather than set up their own food videos on social media
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship 3 THR multinational corporations paying protection fees to militant groups
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship 4 THBT the manager should hand over the employee to the authorities
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Novice_Semi THW ban the use of faith-based rehabilitation in prisons
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Open_Quarter Assuming feasibility, THBT citizens from other countries should be given the right to vote in the elections of hegemonies
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Open_Semi THW invade Nagorno-Karabakh
2020-11-07 Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Open_Final With the knowledge of hindsight, TH prefers a unitary government with a directly elected Prime Minister in Malaysia
2020-11-06 Huber Debates 1 THBT health care workers should not have the right to strike in times of a pandemic
2020-11-06 Huber Debates 2 TH, as the mother of a girl living in a developing nation, would teach their daughter to embrace the persona of a "modern working woman"
2020-11-06 Huber Debates 3 THW apply a weight to election votes that is inversely proportional to the wealth of the voter
2020-11-06 Huber Debates 4 THBT the media should be held responsible for civic decline
2020-11-06 Huber Debates 5 THR the celebritization of elected officials (ie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar)
2020-11-06 Huber Debates Novice_Semi In times of economic crisis, THW would abolish the minimum wage
2020-11-06 Huber Debates Novice_Final TH, as a Gen-Z couple, would chose to not have children.
2020-11-06 Huber Debates Open_Quarter THW not grant employer’s access to applicants criminal records
2020-11-06 Huber Debates Open_Semi TH, as the Democratic Party, would seek to expand the number of justices on the supreme court.
2020-11-06 Huber Debates Open_Final THBT any global revolution should first target institutions responsible for climate change.
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship 1 THS the use of Erotic Capital in women's career development
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship 2 THW relocate high-risk communities that refuse to resettle in response to climate change
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship 3 THW hold bystanders to crime liable for not responding to crime
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship 4 THW require meat packaging to display image that accurately reflects the experiences of animals throughout the manufacturing process
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship Novice_Final THW Prefer To Live In A World Where Everyone Is Born With A Fluid Sexuality
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship Open_Quarter THBT Minority Social Movements Should Use Religious Texts To Respond To Oppressive Religious Ideologies and Customs, As Opposed To Secular Values
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship Open_Semi THBT Indonesian workers are justified in using in-person tactics (eg: large public gatherings, protests, picketing) to protest the Omnibus Law during the pandemic
2020-10-31 Asian High School Debating Championship Open_Final Given The Existence Of Technology That Permanently Removes The Ability to Sense Both Pleasure And Pain, THW Use It
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup 1 THP Subdury Schools
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup 2 THS the gamification of the workplace
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup 3 THW repeal the Johnson Amendment
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup 4 THS the Implementation of Performance Based Funding Metrics for Public Universities
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup 5 THBT that women belonging to privileged backgrounds should actively decline positions of power within the Feminist movement
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup Open_Semi THBT Central Banks should act to financially disempower and disincentivize practices that worsen climate change.
2020-10-31 Hugill Cup Open_Final THR the use of war-like terminology in the combating of coronavirus
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 1 THW refrain from using alarmist messaging during pandemics (e.g. dramatic death rate predictions), and instead adopt optimistic messaging aimed at improving morale (e.g. celebrating recovery rates, showcasing regular activities done with COVID protection measures etc)
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 2 THR the rise of Big Data
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 3 TH, as the mother of a girl living in a third world nation, would teach their daughter to embrace the persona of "a modern working woman"
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 4 THW aggressively prioritise programs with high MVPF
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 5 THW expose Harvey Dent
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC 6 Assuming Trump wins the 2020 Presidential Election, TH, as a Democrat citizen of a minority ethnicity in the US, would choose to find ways to immigrate
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC ESL_Semi TH regrets the villainization of people who are perceived to be intently pursuing positions of power
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC ESL_Final THW agree to sabotage "The Process"
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC Open_Quarter TH, as ASEAN, would kick out member states that are overtly influenced by external actors
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC Open_Semi This house regrets the characterisation of a set of typical moods as “normal” and mood disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) as “abnormal”
2020-10-30 Malalysia AW*DC Open_Final THW prefer a world where the dominant religion is religion X as opposed to religion Y
2020-10-24 NAMDA Novices 1 THS the rise of telecommuting
2020-10-24 NAMDA Novices 2 THW require western media outlets to collaborate on reporting of foreign issues with, and include a statement from, a qualified regional representative
2020-10-24 NAMDA Novices 3 THBT the creation of social media platforms has done more harm than good
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup 1 THW remove state incentives for people to have children (e.g. child tax credits, direct cash transfers etc.)
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup 2 THP a world where states nationalize insolvent local papers instead of a world where the state allows them to go into insolvency.
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup 3 TH, as the feminist movement, would promote narratives about the importance of relying on and supporting other women (e.g. 'sisterhood'), as opposed to emphasising self-reliance.
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup 4 Given the technology to accurately measure and transfer happiness, THW progressively tax and redistribute happiness
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup ProAm_Final THW allow the public to pardon individuals convicted of crimes via referendum
2020-10-24 Strathclyde President's Cup Silver_Final THW criminalise gang membership
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 1 THBT animal rights groups should focus their advocacy on creating a world where farmed animals are treated well and killed humanely, rather than on eradicating animal-based products
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 2 THW make charitable status dependent on an evidence-based assessment of the organisation's utility (by an external panel of experts)
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 3 THBT our strongest moral obligation is to our surrounding community rather than to humanity at large
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 4 In times of pandemics, THW significantly the minimum safety and efficacy standards required for the approval of treatments and vaccines * including but not limited to measures such as: waiving medium-term and long-term safety testing, accepting drugs that do not yet show superior outcomes compared to existing treatments, allowing more severe side effects than those that are usually permitted
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 1 Assuming that social, political, and economic capital can be quantified, THW make the weight of votes inversely proportional to a person's capital
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 2 THS defunding the police as opposed to seeking internal reform
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 3 THW ban senior corporate officials (e.g. CEOs, CFOs, COOs etc) from serving in their role for more than four years
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 4 TH supports Duterte’s decision to lift the ban on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 5 TH opposes awarding Samuel Paty the Legion of Honor
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII 6 THBT feminists should actively oppose narratives that instrumentalise the benefits of gender equality (eg: productivity benefits of diversity, economic growth)
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Novice_Semi THS the monetisation of all derivative fanworks
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Novice_Final THP a world where individuals donate their money to charity rather than having an equivalent amount taken from them in taxation to provide welfare
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Open_Octa THBT governments should establish and fund a separate healthcare system exclusively run by and for the indigenous people
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Open_Quarter TH, as the European Union, would guarantee membership to regions of existing EU member states that secede (e.g. Catalonia, Scotland)
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Open_Semi THW mandate large financial institutions on the brink of collapse to be bailed-in by their creditors, as opposed to pursuing a state-funded bail-out
2020-10-23 Luzon Intervarsity XII Open_Final THBT the government should secretively create an artificial common enemy to unite Country V
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 1 THW REDUCE THE PRISON SENTENCES OF CONVICTS OF SERIOUS CRIMES IF THEY VOLUNTEER FOR CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BUT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 2 THBT the technology should be destroyed
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 3 As the Democratic Party, THW seek to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Cour
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 4 In post colonial societies (Brazil, Singapore, Congo) TH prefers a benevolent dictatorship to a fully representative democracy
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 5 THW Require adult children to take care of their parents
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 6 TH Opposes the depiction of individual struggle as a source of empowerment (e.g. cancer patient in chemo, feminist in conservative country, BLM in the US)
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open 7 THBT women from privileged backgrounds should decline any senior or leadership positions within the feminist movement.
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open HighSchool_Quarter THW recognise religious indoctrination as a mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open HighSchool_Semi THS the Extinction Rebellion Movement
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open HighSchool_Final THP a world where people predominantly believe that free will does not exist
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Octa THBT parents from marginalised minority communities in the West should teach their children to believe in relying upon their own communities as opposed to state authorities (e.g. police forces).
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Quarter TH prefers a world where individuals engage in interpersonal discourse with little to no emotions, as opposed to with strong emotions
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Semi TH prefers a world where Islam had its own centralised personal authority (like the Pope in Catholicism)
2020-10-23 Shanghai International Debate Open Open_Final THO the ideology of globalism
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship 1 This House would abandon the use of foreign board examinations in Pakistan
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship 2 This House Would allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations.
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship 3 This House Believes that developing countries should privatize their State Owned Enterprises(Such as airlines, railway, utility companies)
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship 4 This House Would ban all political parties and require candidates to seek elections as independents
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship Open_Octa This House Believes that states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation.
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship Open_Quarter This House Believes That animal rights groups should focus their advocacy on creating a world where farmed animals are treated well and killed humanely, rather than on eradicating animal-based products
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship Open_Semi 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
2020-10-23 The Lyceum Debate Championship Open_Final This House Believes That the foreign policy of the PTI Government has been a failure
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams 1 THBT children should be taught to be self-sufficient instead of seeking and building communities (families, friendships, relationships, etc)
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams 2 THW impose an additional tax on any profits / earnings made in times of an economic crisis
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams 3 As the feminist movement, THR the cancellation of sexual predators on social media
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams 4 Given a limitation in resources, THBT developing countries with a large population should de-prioritize mass vaccination efforts and focus on building a post-pandemic world (i.e. digitalization, enabling remote working, fixing city planning, etc)
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams 5 THR the recent disbandment of Front Pembela Islam by the Indonesian government
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams AmsAms_Semi THW criminalise poltiicians who don't fulfill campaign promises
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams Open_Quarter THBT the anti-establishment factions (e.g. Donald Trump, the Progressive Dems Squad) should create their own political party and pursue the establishment of a multi-party system in the United States
2020-10-17 Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams Open_Semi THBT developing countries should pursue higher investments in refineries of raw materials instead of relying on exports
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 1 THW establish an environmental commissioner who has universal prosecutory powers for crimes against the environment
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 1 THW legalise the licensed hunting of endangered animals
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 1 Assuming feasibility, THW mandate a central global authority to control food markets (supply, production, price etc.)
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 2 THBT countries with widespread poverty should not pursue lockdown as a key COVID strategy
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 2 THR the allocation of funds to corporations in COVID bailouts
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 2 THO Chinese investment in Africa
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 3 In countries where most citizens have tribal identities, THBT legislative bodies should provide significant legislative representation to tribal chiefs
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 3 TH, as a parent, would actively avoid gender markers when raising young children (e.g. dressing children in pink or blue, encouraging girls to play with dolls and boys to play with toy trucks)
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 3 THBT LGBTQ+ characters in pop culture and films should only be played by LGBTQ+ actors
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 4 THW drastically reduce the number of university spaces on offer
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 4 THBT class pets do more harm than good
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 4 TH, as a parent, would prioritise improving their child's academic performance and building up skills, even at the expense of leisure time and extra-curricular activities
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 5 THBT art museums should not hold reserve collections larger than 20% of total volume of collection
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 5 THR Kpop
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open 5 THW decriminalise grafitti
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Octa THR the trend of increasing Israel integration with the Middle East
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Octa THS the increasing protectionism in West against the Chinese technological ecosystem
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Octa TH, as Vietnam, would withdraw from the territorial dispute in the South China Sea in order to pursue better relations with China
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT the quest for the meaning of life is overrated
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Quarter THW prefer a world where memory is permanent and infallible
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Quarter THP the worship and belief of multiple deities (eg. Hinduism, Chinese folk religion) to that of a single deity (e.g. Judaism, Christianity, Islam).
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Semi THW recognise a culture defense
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Semi THBT the consequences of of low severity crimes (e.g. shoplifting, public intoxication) should be determined by members of the community in which the crime took place.
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Semi THBT social media companies (Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc) should hand over user's private data to authorities upon court order
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Final THBT all major legislative decisions must be approved by citizen consultation councils before they are passed.
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Final THW adopt a "three strikes rule" in disqualifying elected officials who fail to deliver on campaign promise
2020-10-17 DAV Debate Open Open_Final During times of crisis, THBT governments should conceal information from, misguide, or actively lie to their citizens in order to mitigate harms of the crisis
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 1 THR the rise of OnlyFans in the pornography market
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 2 THBT Supreme Courts should abide by a textualist model of interpretation
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 3 THS the phenomenon of Green Card marriages
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 4 THBT organized religious groups should formally recognize scripture that contradicts primary religious texts
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 5 THW prohibit cities from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Novice_Semi THW abolish sex-based segregation in sports in favour of ability-based segregation
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Novice_Final THP a world in which parents follow an authoritarian parenting model rather than an egalitarian parenting model
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Quarter THBT the Argentinian government should have rejected the 2018 IMF bailout and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW nationalize all high-cost research equipment and create a national pool of this equipment where all researchers must apply to a centralized agency for access
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Final THBT it is in the interest of countries that experienced Japanese colonial occupation (e.g., South Korea, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam) to boycott the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo if far-right paraphernalia (e.g., displays of the Rising Sun flag) are permitted.
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament 1 THBT children should be taught from a young age that harshness is incompatible with good intentions
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament 2 THW tax male consumer more when they buy services/products from corporations with huge gender pay-gaps
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament 3 THBT gay and lesbian communities should actively advocate against the idealization of monogamous romantic relationships
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament 4 THO the retreat of foreign capital from coal-fired power plants in developing countries
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament Open_Quarter THW legally require adtech giants (e,g Facebook, Google) to pay traditional media organisations for sharing or displaying their news content
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament Open_Semi THBT Lebanon should aim to abolish confessionalism.
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament Open_Final THBT the intimate ties between the MOF and the banks centered around the main bank system have done more harm than good to the Japanese economy
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament Rookie_Semi THW not punish people below the poverty line for economic crimes
2020-10-17 JPDU Autumn Tournament Rookie_Final THR the romanticization of villains and antiheroes/antiheroines in literature, movies, and other pop culture artifacts (eg. Joker in Batman; Thanos in Avengers; Don Juan etc)
2020-10-17 KCL Pro Am 1 THW allow "negative voting"
2020-10-17 KCL Pro Am 2 THBT it is the duty of parents to raise their children free of gender roles
2020-10-17 KCL Pro Am 3 THS the creation and use of "Lethal Autonomous Robots"
2020-10-17 KCL Pro Am 4 THBT schools should teach history as a product of social and institutional factors, rather than the product of grand figures
2020-10-17 KCL Pro Am Open_Final THP a world where everyone is implanted with the EPA device at birth
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams 1 THS the Open Access movement
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams 2 THW provide significant tax benefits to publicly listed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) companies whose top executives are at least 50% non-cisgender men.
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams 3 THR the glorification of revolutions in history textbooks
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams 4 There exists a device that can ensure its user does not ever experience romantic love again. This process is irreversible. THW allow consenting adults to use the device on themselves.
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams Open_Semi THBT over-populated developing countries should encourage the emigration of labour
2020-10-17 NTU Pro Ams Open_Final THP centralised over decentralised forms of civil rights activism
2020-10-17 The Women's Debate 1 THR the narrative of "changing the system from within"
2020-10-17 The Women's Debate 2 THBT the feminist movement should campaign to deconstruct masculinity (ie. claiming that being assertive is bad) rather than service masculinity for feminist goals (ie. women can be assertive too)
2020-10-17 The Women's Debate 3 THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WWII should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis
2020-10-17 The Women's Debate Open_Semi THW remove all benefits (including but not limited to unemployment benefits and healthcare) from those who can, but are unwilling, to work
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate 1 THBT parents and educators should actively encourage children to invest in their appearance and attractiveness
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate 2 In times of economic hardship, THBT governments should prioritise direct spending (e.g. infrastructure projects, jobs programs) as opposed to giving citizens money to spend themselves (e.g. tax cuts, additional welfare)
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate 3 THO the notion that marriage is incompatible with feminism
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate 4 In the context of an upcoming election, TH, as a left-leaning journalist, would choose to not positively portray any conservative policies
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate Open_Semi THS the end of US' constructive engagement with China
2020-10-17 WDF Genders Debate Open_Final THO the insertion of Artificial Intelligence into the fields of art and creativity
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament 1 THW not allow unvaccinated children to attend schools
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament 2 Assuming a world where superheroes exist, TH, as the United Nations, would regulate their engagement in conflicts
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament 3 THBT Disney should remove from circulation cartoons from its history that contain racist caricatures
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament 4 THBT Joe Biden should choose to run on a "Medicare-for-All" platform
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament 5 THBT feminists should actively campaign for quotas and increased female involvement in the military
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament Open_Semi THBT the BLM movement should campaign for the inclusion of more African American police officers instead of the abolition of the police force
2020-10-16 St Cats Debate Tournament Open_Final Assuming the public would never find out, THS historical narratives that prioritize equal representation throughout history, even if people and events need to be fabricated
2020-10-15 ULAB Daring Debates 1 THS the creation of children's literature which teaches that people are neither good nor evil
2020-10-15 ULAB Daring Debates 2 THW ban the consolidation of newspapers by a single entity (eg private equity firms, single media companies)
2020-10-15 ULAB Daring Debates 3 THBT the feminist movement should encourage women in the developing world to take up vigilante justice
2020-10-15 ULAB Daring Debates 4 Assuming it could be done peacefully, THW replace all existing governments with a single global democratic government.
2020-10-15 ULAB Daring Debates Open_Semi In areas with rapidly rising property prices, THW 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)
2020-10-11 Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open 1 THS the League One salary cap
2020-10-11 Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open 2 TH, as a young educated individual with sole citizenship status in an illiberal democracy, would emigrate elsewhere.
2020-10-11 Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open 3 THW allow women to activate deadly, rainbow-coloured, laser beams from their eyes, but only whenever they are in the close proximity of men.
2020-10-11 Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open Open_Final THO the creation of this ‘superhero academy’.
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble 1 That we prefer a world where the only education for children under the age of 10 is in a "free-school" environment (ie. where children decide freely what activities they participate in).
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble 2 That, as a small nation with highly aggressive neighbours (for example, Israel, Iran, Taiwan) that can no longer rely on more powerful allies, we would prefer to have a nuclear arsenal.
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble 3 That we would prefer Vtubing to become the norm of streaming
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble 4 That we would end the practice of deporting criminals
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble Blue_Semi That NZ should seek to double its population in the next 50 years through immigration
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble Blue_Final That we would prefer working from home to become the norm for office workers
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble Gold_Final That liberal democracies should ban the products of CCP-linked tech giants (for example, BBK, HuaWei, and TenCent, which sell hardware, 5G, and apps like WeChat and TikTok)
2020-10-09 Auckland Rumble Plate_Final That we support the End of Life Bill
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices 1 THW require sports teams to be owned by their local communities, as opposed to corporations or individuals
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices 2 THW ban public debates between candidates in the runup to elections
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices 3 THBT the environmentalist movement should lobby for legislative change (e.g. emissions trading schemes, banning fracking) rather than individual action (e.g. recycling, reducing car usage)
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices 4 THBT Western states should support local rebel groups (e.g. by funding them and giving them intel) as opposed to direct military intervention in other states
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices Open_Semi In times of public crises (e.g. epidemics, natural disasters), THBT the government should be temporarily replaced by technocrats
2020-10-09 Bogwall Novices Open_Final THBT the nominees and the winners of the Oscars should always be decided by public vote
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open 1 THP a world where women cannot perceive aesthetic beauty
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open 2 THR the glorification of the institution of marriage
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open 3 THR the rise in icons and their cult of personalities in the feminist movement
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open 4 THBT governments should impose strict gender quotas at the level of board of directors in corporations
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open 5 THBT feminists should oppose the rise of anti rape products and services
2020-10-09 Haradali Women's Open Open_Final THR the rise of third wave feminism
2020-10-09 Helsinki Pro Am 1 THW only imprison people who are assessed to pose an active danger to society
2020-10-09 Helsinki Pro Am 2 THBT the feminist movement including men in their campaigns and discussions does more harm than good
2020-10-09 Helsinki Pro Am 3 Assuming the technology to do so safely and reversibly is available, THW remove the ability of soldiers to feel fear
2020-10-09 Helsinki Pro Am Open_Final THO the "God's Plan" narrative
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open 1 THW ban lifestyle clauses in prenupital agreements
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open 2 THBT developing nations should strongly de-prioritise economic strategies which rely on tourism (e.g., no funding to pro-tourism advertisement, strict regulations and taxation for hospitality industry, strongly prioritising other sectors)
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open 3 THS the attacks of feminists on conservative men based on their masculinity, (e..g. the Shapiro WAP parody, mocking MRAs for being single and living with their parents)
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open 4 THP to live in a world with one dominant global power, rather than in a world with several competing global powers
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open 5 THR the narrative that we should derive meaning from work
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open Open_Semi THW grant more power over the EU budget to countries that contribute more money to the budget than they receive in monetary benefits, rather than an equal say in the budget
2020-10-09 Kyiv Open Open_Final As a talented graduate of a prestigious university, that wants to make the world a better place, TH would choose to pursue a career in the business and corporate world, rather than in a humanitarian organisation or in the government.
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 1 THW no longer grant legal privileges to married couples solely because of their marital status (e.g. marital tax deduction, joint filing tax benefits, health insurance benefits, immigration beneifts, etc.)
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 2 THW dissolve the NCAA and allow all schools to independently set student athlete guidelines
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 3 THW abolish all merit based K-12 schools
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 4 THO the implementation of NSNP policies in the developing world
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 5 THBT religious leaders should lead by warning rather than lead by example
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 6 THBT Planned Parenthood should heavily prioritise providing health care services at the expense of political advocacy
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 Novice_Final THP a world where all works of fiction are published anonymously
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 Open_Quarter TH, as Saudi Arabia, would not join the Emirati and Bahraini moves to normalize relations with Israel
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 Open_Semi THW offer significant tax breaks to venture capitalists investing in majority Black-owned businesses
2020-10-09 NAUDC 2020 Open_Final THR the dominant narrative that media holds political figures accountable
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament 1 THBT India should abolish all limits on MPs' defections
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament 2 THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament 3 THBT governments should aggressively subsidize the urban poor to migrate to rural areas.
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament 4 THBT activists from disadvantaged communities should adopt respectability politics
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament Open_Octa THW allow individual workers to waive their labour rights (e.g., days off, hours limits, parental leave) in exchange for additional pay.
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament Open_Quarter THR the continuation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament Open_Semi THO the copyright protection of art
2020-10-09 The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament Open_Final THR the partition of India
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 1 THR Coppa Law in Youtube
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 1 THS the usage of women sexuality to gain profit (i.e: Twitch girl streamers, "premium" Snapchat, Patreon girl, Onlyfans)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 1 TH welcomes the rise of media portrayal about the lives of early teenagers exploring the sexual nature of themselves and the societies they live in (e.g. cuties)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 2 THBT the state should heavily invest in replacing judicial officers with AI
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 2 THW allow religious indoctrination as a legitimate defense for crimes
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 2 THBT The Criminal Justice System should be redesigned in a way that disproportionately highlights the premise of 'mens rea' over 'actus reus’
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 3 THBT the advocacy against police brutality would be better of racially blind
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 3 TH, as prominent TERFs, would publicly support and financially donate to freedom of gender expression causes that do not contradict with our core belief (donating to cross-dress fashion labels, norm of asking prefered gender pronoun, etc)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 3 As citizens concerned with social justice, TH prefers forwarding Marxists' school of thought that emphasizes on material inequality as a primary source of oppression, rather than intersectionality concept in which identities like race, religion, and sexuality majorly affect them
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 4 THBT the US and EU should declare their support to Belarusian civilian and opposition, along with assisting their democratic struggle against the incumbent regime
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 4 THR the Israel-UAE conundrum
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI 4 As China, THW ally with Japan in the Japan-Korea trade war
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_1 TH, as Environmentalist, would abandon fear mongering tactic to convince society to join the movement
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_1 THBT governments with long history of racial segregation (i.e. South Africa, the U.S.) should accelerate the creation of a post-racial state (e.g.: incentivizing interracial marriage, subsidizing multiethnic housing)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_1 THR the rise of cancel culture
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_2 As a child who has differing life and ideological preference with their parents, This House Would actively hide their preference from their parents
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_2 THS filial responsibility law
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_2 This House, as countries with aging population, prefers to accept immigrants over incentivizing citizen to have children
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_3 In retrospect, This House Believes That Indonesia should have implemented a full-scale lockdown instead of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) as a response to the COVID-19
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_3 Assuming conservatives would accept the RUU-PKS bill afterwards, This House Believes That progressives should agree to explicitly draft the exclusion of sexual minorities from the scope of the law.
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_3 As Conservative Gerindra Supporters, This House Regrets Gerindra’s decision to carry candidate from Jokowi's family member.
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_4 This House, as self-proclaimed progressive entertainers (artists, comedian, etc), would speak out against the rise of political correctness culture
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_4 THR streaming culture (for example: Netflix, Iflix, Viu, Joox, Spotify)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_4 This House regrets the capitalization of misery as the main theme in artworks (including but not limited to: Pilu Membiru Experience)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Octa This House Believes That the state should not enforce anti-discrimination laws to discriminative acts applied by religious institutions to their own members (i.e. refusing to provide sermons for gay marriage even when the state acknowledges marriage equality, etc.)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Octa As the Catholic Church, THW abolish Priesthood
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Octa This House Believes That preachers of Christian faiths should actively prioritise the virtue of 'struggling with God' over 'submission to God'
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Quarter As member of minorities, This House Would condemn political candidate who pander to their stereotype despite coming from the same background (ie Andrew Yang saying claiming he's good at math, Kamala Harris saying she smokes weed to get 'street cred')
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Quarter This House, as an average reasonable person, would prefer to live in an economically-performing autocracy rather than a populist democracy with relatively-stagnant economic development
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Quarter This House, as Progressives in an increasingly authoritarian governance, prefers coalition with the lesser evil rather than using riot to radically change the status quo (i.e Indonesia, Hong Kong)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Semi This House Believes That humanity should move away from the narrative of individual responsibility in the community
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Semi THR the narrative of birth lottery barrier
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Semi THR the dominant narrative that loyalty is a virtue
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Final THS the increasing decriminalisation of drug use
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Final This House Would require all parties in civil trials to be represented exclusively by state provided lawyers
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI HighSchool_Final This House Would value witness testimonies higher than any material evidence on cases of sexual harassment
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Octa THBT secondary educational institutions should teach students topics that are related to child abuse experiences (including but not limited to: identifying abuse & parents' possible personality disorders, ways to cope when living inside an abusive household)
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Octa THW force parents to give their children to some proportions of the family's wealth at all times
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Octa TH, as immigrant parents, would put their children under Unaccompanied Alien Children Program as opposed to living in Mexico
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Quarter TH celebrates the racialisation of Christianity
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Quarter With the benefit of hindsight, THBT Buddha should have pursued equality for gender in his teaching even at the cost of the decreasing societal support
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Quarter THBT The Vatican should accept and integrate the Darwin's Theory of Evolution in describing the origins of life
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Semi As Bernie Sanders voters, THW vote for trump
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Semi THW make it compulsory for US presidents to gather 50% of senate approval from outside the party they affiliated with (opposing party, independent) when appointing the next Supreme Court Justice.
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Semi THBT prominent non-'establishment favourites' progressives (e.g. Bernie Sanders, AOC) should give up their career in the democratic party and seek political platform elsewhere
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Final THBT anti-omnibus advocates should prioritize advancing economic arguments over human right arguments
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Final TH would march and encourage others to continue the violent protest against the omnibus law until the president issues a decree to postpone and revise the bill.
2020-10-08 Alsa Ecomp UI Varsity_Final THBT progressives should support the rising popularity of islamic groups/parties (PKS,FPI) that advocate against the increasingly neo-liberal government
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 1 THW embrace the rise of private cities (i.e. Eko Atlantic,Tatu City,Hope City,Cite le Flueve)
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 2 TH, as Christians, regrets the rise of popular mainstream artists co-opting Gospel themes in their works (i.e. Kanye West Jesus is King)
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 3 TH, as US, would covertly begin boosting the amount of foreign election interferences done by CIA
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open 4 THP a world where Homo Sapiens is not the sole surviving human species
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open Novice_Final THW not grant employers access to applicants' criminal records
2020-10-07 Debate for Donation Open Open_Final TH, as Saudi Arabia, would advocate for Yemen to be split to three countries; South Yemen led by al-Zubaidi STC, Yemen led by Abd Rabbuh Al-Hadi and North Yemen led by Houthi
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 1 THBT implementing bonded government scholarships are in the interest of developing states
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 2 THBT the feminist movement in the West should heavily promote the concept of 'self-partnership'
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 3 THBT the European Union should immediately grant full membership rights to Bosnia and Herzegovina
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 4 THBT the Pope should excommunicate Rodrigo Duterte
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open 5 THBT environmentalist groups should fully abandon advocating for the mitigation of climate change, in favour of campaigning for adaptation efforts instead (e.g. building sea walls, genetically modified crops, exploring alternative living habitats)
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Novice_Final THR the social preference for positivity and optimism
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Quarters You have been a moderate Republican for the last 10 years, and identify the most with the GOP establishment. THR the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president of the USA
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Semi THBT the choice of the economic liberalism as a dominant doctrine by major international financial institutions does more harm than good
2020-10-07 Helsinki Open Open_Final THP a world where humans cannot perceive aesthetic beauty
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 1 THBT the notion of journalistic objectivity has done more harm than good.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 2 THBT the United States should pursue aggressive containment of China (e.g. economic sanctions, diplomatic threats, remilitarization of South China Sea and Japan, countering China's influence in various regions).
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 3 THR the dominant narrative that individuals should "do what they love".
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 4 THBT developing countries should pursue investment agreements that require state-to-state arbitrations, compared to agreements which grant foreign investors standing to sue governments in investor-state arbitrations.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup 5 THW disallow religious leaders from publicly endorsing, rejecting, or commenting on any political party or candidate.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Novice_Final THBT the feminist movement should focus its efforts on encouraging men to "lean out" rather than on encouraging women to "lean in".
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Quarters THR anthropocentrism in the environmental rights movement.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Semi THW place a time limit on all private land ownership in major cities.
2020-10-07 Imitation Cup Open_Final THBT it is justified for an individual to prioritise their own self-interest over alleviating universal suffering.
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open 1 THO the use of shaming as a practice by activists
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open 2 THBT Kazakhstan should abandon writing-off loans policy
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open 3 THW take the job
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open 4 THBT universities should prioritize increasing diversity (e.g. gender, ethnicity, etc.) among faculty members, even at the expense of qualification
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open 5 THO the expectation in comitted romantic relationships that they are long-term
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open Open_Semi THBT government agencies that regulate vaccines should only test whether a vaccine is safe, not whether it is effective, before approving it for public use.
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open Open_Final THBT the Kremlin should support Svetlana Tichanovskiya
2020-10-03 Astana Debate Open ProAm_Final THBT governments of developed countries should invest significantly in space exploration
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 1 THBT historically discriminated groups should abandon narratives of historical redress in their campaign for equality.
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 2 THBT the Democratic Party leadership should publicly commit to using "procedurally activist" congressional tactics to pursue their policy objectives
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 3 THW grant the WHO, in times of crisis, coercive powers to gather information about suspected infectious disease outbreaks and to enforce its policy recommendations
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 4 THBT investors should be required to invest a significant portion of their portfolios in the real economy
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 5 THBT Southeast Asian states should actively move towards the consolidation of a regional alliances at the expense of seeking stronger ties with non-regional allies (e.g by forming closer intra-ASEAN efence ties, increasing ASEAN economic integration, etc)
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 6 THW legalise and actively incentivise the use of university bonds
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP EFL_Semi THBT first generation immigrants should raise their children to fully integrate into their new country, and completely abandon attempts to establish links to their country of origin
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP EFL_Final THR the US's declining relative influence over global governance
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_PartialOct In areas characterized by significant ethnic and religious cleavages, THP a system of delegative democracy over a system of collusive democracy
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Octa TH, as a Muslim SEA nation, would reject Saudi Arabian investments in education
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Quarter TH, as an altruistically minded graduate, would follow the 80,000 hours approach to their professional career rather than joining an altruistic organisation
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Semi THR the "quantitative turn" in the social sciences
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Final TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for aggressive government intervention to counteract behaviours which the feminist movement determines are predominantly the outcome of adaptive preference
2020-10-03 USU Novices 1 This house supports the shaming of individuals as a tactic for the environmental movement to catalyse change
2020-10-03 USU Novices 2 THS a social credity system in Western Liberal Democracies
2020-10-03 USU Novices 3 This house prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
2020-10-03 USU Novices 4 This house would outsource criminal justice policy to technocrats instead of elected representatives
2020-10-03 USU Novices 5 THR the decline of the humanities in higher education
2020-10-03 USU Novices Open_Semi This house would establish free movement of labour in ASEAN
2020-10-03 USU Novices Open_Final This house supports the continued development of technology that renders human workers obsolete (e.g. self-driving cars, automated factories, AI helpdesks)
2020-10-03 USUDC 1 THW abolish all ZOs in the United States of America
2020-10-03 USUDC 2 This House Would convert marriages into renewable contracts with agreed upon terms and conditions that are revisited every few years.
2020-10-03 USUDC 3 THW prefer Bail-Ins as opposed to Bail-Outs as a means of economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic
2020-10-03 USUDC 4 THO the narrative that experiencing the original version of a work of art is unique to the appreciation of that work.
2020-10-03 USUDC 5 This House Believes That the United States should prioritise democracy promotion (i.e. actively fund resistance groups, provide media attention & political backing etc.) in Eastern Europe as an official foreign policy objective.
2020-10-03 USUDC 6 This House Believes That re-incarnation is better for the individual than an eternal after-life.
2020-10-03 USUDC 7 This House Believes That Progressive Prosecutors do more harm than good to the progressive movement.
2020-10-03 USUDC 8 This House Supports the existence of female vigilante groups (i.e the Gulabi Gang, Red Brigade) in developing nations.
2020-10-03 USUDC Novice_Semi THBT history curricula should be structured around the lives of ordinary individuals, as opposed to leaders/icons/politicians/the elite.
2020-10-03 USUDC Novice_Final THS the embrace of independence oriented cultures e.g. Honjok Culture
2020-10-03 USUDC Open_Octa This House Supports Western universities setting up campuses in authoritarian states (e.g. NYU in UAE, Nottingham in China) etc.
2020-10-03 USUDC Open_Quarter THW grant places (cities, states etc.) image rights over their representation in commercial works.
2020-10-03 USUDC Open_Semi THO the ideal that one ought sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
2020-10-03 USUDC Open_Final THBT it is in the interest of the US to take measures to significantly reduce its economic ties and connections with China (e.g. reducing investment and redirecting trade, and shifting away from yuan in its reserve currency basket).
2020-09-28 Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open 1 THBT, in low-income communities, governments should prioritise free access to univeristy over higher standards of primary/secondary school education
2020-09-28 Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open 2 THW legalise vigilantism in high crime areas
2020-09-28 Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open 3 THR the narrative that people should not enter into romantic relationships that they don't anticipate to be sustainable into the long term
2020-09-28 Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open 4 THBT the US Democratic party should gain power by any means necessary, even if it means violating norms and laws in the process (stacking the courts, using 'the nuclear option', engaging in legal gerrymandering, etc)
2020-09-28 Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open Open_Final THBT feminists should never critique mothers’ parenting except where it is obviously abusive or neglectful
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP 1 THBT governments of secular democracies have an obligation to censor in parts or in whole Holy Scriptures which openly support violence and overt discrimination against minorities
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP 2 THBT universities should prioritize teaching expertise over research expertise when hiring and promoting faculty members
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP 3 In democracies, THBT opposition figures should emphasize cooperation with, rather than criticism of, strongman heads of state (e.g. Trump, Duterte, Bolsonaro, Widodo) for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP 4 THBT governments should never intervene to stop or slow gentrification
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP Novice_Final THBT individuals and NGOs in developed countries should focus their charitable efforts on causes outside their borders rather than local causes
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP Open_Quarter THBT minority communities should actively discourage their children from pursuing careers in state security apparatuses (i.e. the military, the police, immigration and border control)
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP Open_Semi THS a policy of assassinating leaders of transnational gangs (e.g. MS-13) irrespective of the nation in which they are located
2020-09-26 Diliman Pre-ABP Open_Final THR the predominant narrative that one should strive to make a meaningful impact on the world even at the expense of one’s own happiness
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 1 THBT individuals with same-sex attraction who are open about their sexual orientaton should be reluctant to date closeted individuals
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 2 THW ban investors from suing countries on the grounds of indirect expropriation
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 3 THW touch the stone
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 4 THO the glorification of self-reliance in creating narratives of success
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 5 THBT in countries where the LGBT+ movement has secured significant gains for its community, pride marches should focus on directing anger towards continuing injustices rather than celebrating progress already made.
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open 6 THP the use of Pay-for-Success funding for charitable programmes to the use of direct government funding
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open Open_Semi THR the prominence of declaring one's sexual orientation (EG national coming out Day) as a tactic for acceptance by the LGBT community
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open Open_Final THP utilitarianism to deontology
2020-09-26 Europe Queer Open ProAm_Final THP a world with the Inside-Out reader
2020-09-26 September BP Open! 1 THW prohibit cities from paying other cities to resettle homeless populations
2020-09-26 September BP Open! 2 TH, as the Republican Party, would confirm Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court before the November election
2020-09-26 September BP Open! 3 THR the widespread belief that children ought to be grateful to their parents
2020-09-26 September BP Open! 4 THR the modern idealisation of social movement leaders as moderate, pacifist and respectable e.g. Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Rosa Parks
2020-09-26 September BP Open! 5 THS the implementation of anti-democratic measures during the times of global pandemics (e.g. lockdowns, enforced vaccinations, cancelling of elections, use of executive orders
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 1a This House would allow people raised in isolated communities (e.g. the Amish, Hasidic Jews) to sue their communities for harms caused by their lifestyle.
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 1b This House prefers a world where religions are more decentralised, as opposed to centralised (e.g. doctrinal differences existing between regions).
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 2 This House regrets the policy of lustration implemented in post-Communist nations in Europe.
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 3 This house will conduct a referendum amongst the armed forces before initiating a war
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 4 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
2020-09-25 ANU Spring 5 This House prefers the characterisation of politics as a 'career' instead of 'social/public service'.
2020-09-25 ANU Spring Open_Quarter This house believes that the animal rights movement should focus on environmental concerns as opposed to the ethics of animal exploitation
2020-09-25 ANU Spring Open_Semi THS the creation of the African Monetary Union
2020-09-25 ANU Spring Open_Final THW prefer if personal identity was conceptionalised as relational instead of atomised
2020-09-25 SLS PD 1 THW compel priests to break the seal of confessions to report crimes
2020-09-25 SLS PD 2 THBT in states with high unemployment, the government should choose to make education for STEM fields free, at the cost of increasing the cost of tuition in the humanities
2020-09-25 SLS PD 3 THBT Dalit leaders should work within existing mainstream parties rather than forming their own independent parties
2020-09-25 SLS PD 4 THBT Dalit Leaders should work within existing mainstream political parties rather than forming their own independent parties
2020-09-25 SLS PD 5 THR the growing prevalence of poverty porn
2020-09-25 SLS PD 6 THBT governments should outsource the regulation of big tech giants to technocrats
2020-09-25 SLS PD Novice_Semi THBT environmental groups should pivot towards ecoterrorism as their primary mode of activism
2020-09-25 SLS PD Novice_Final THP a world where virtual immorality technology exists
2020-09-25 SLS PD Open_Quarter THR the increased popularity of sex work based social media i.e. OnlyFans, JustForFans, etc
2020-09-25 SLS PD Open_Semi If given majority in the Senate in the 2020 American election, THS the Democrats packing SCOTUS
2020-09-25 SLS PD Open_Final THR the narrative among diasporas of having continual ties to a "motherland"
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs 1 THBT LGBTQIA+ movements should be exclusively led by LGBTQIA+ individuals from working-class backgrounds.
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs 2 THBT progressive judges should not punish or heavily mitigate sentences for civil disobedients (e.g. not punishing them, even if they are found guilty; or reducing sentences).
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs 3 TH, as Lebanon, would accept an IMF bailout conditioned on the demilitarization of Hezbollah
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs 4 THR the norm of societal association between sex and romantic love.
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs 5 THS the rise of private cities
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs Novice_Semi THS the creation of anarchy zones
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs Novice_Final THW invite your ex-partner to live with you during quarantine
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs Open_Quarter TH opposes the narrative that career achievements and successes are intrinsically valuable
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs Open_Semi THW reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
2020-09-19 Duke Pre-USUDCs Open_Final THBT science fiction content creators should exclusively create works which emphasize a hopeful or utopian vision for humanity (i.e., scientific breakthroughs, the achievement of world peace, the eradication of poverty), as opposed to a grim or dystopian one.
2020-09-19 English Parade 2020 1 THR sports association and/or teams' decision to 'cancel' the achievement of atheles with CTE who committed murder/violent crimes
2020-09-19 English Parade 2020 2 THR the shaming of ghosting during COVID-19 pandemic
2020-09-19 English Parade 2020 3 THW oblige all profitable companies to give minimum 50% dividend payout ratio
2020-09-19 English Parade 2020 Open_Semi THW prefer a world where each believer established their own connection to God, rather than establishing one through an organised religion
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open 1 This house prefers the abolishment of the academy award over the introduction of diversity quotas.
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open 2 THR the rise of Chinese influence in Nepal
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open 3 THW exonerate Hari of all crimes
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open 4 THO New Atheism
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open Novice_Final THW prefer to donate to charities which provide cash transfers to low-income families to charities which direct spending towards specific causes or projects.
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open Open_Semi THO the News Media Bargaining Code
2020-09-19 FTHN X DNN Open Open_Final THP donation-linked consumerism to conscious consumerism.
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 1 THW abolish youth wings of political parties
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 2 THBT minority groups should advocate for the widespread use of their cultural practices in society as opposed to defending it from cultural appropriation
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 3 THR the Israel-Bahrain-UAE normalisation agreements
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 4 THBT Autonomous machine (vehicles, robots, etc.) companies should develop AI which prioritizes the life and well-being of the owner of the machine and those close to them over that of other humans
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 5 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)
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Quarter THS the inclusion of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms in free trade agreements
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Semi THW require by law for Google and Facebook to pay traditional news media to publish their material
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Final THW abolish the law against scandalizing the court in India
2020-09-19 London Charity Open 1 THW subject all industrialisation projects (infrastructure, energy production etc.) to approval by immediately affected local communities
2020-09-19 London Charity Open 2 THO copyright protection of the music industry
2020-09-19 London Charity Open 3 THBT the US should completely abandon the practice of attempting regime change (e.g. interventions, sanctions, hostilities etc.) and instead work together with those states (e.g. extend diplomatic relations, form trade agreements etc.)
2020-09-19 London Charity Open 4 TH prefers a world where the societal norm is that you ought to respect your elders to a world without such a norm
2020-09-19 London Charity Open Open_Semi THBT the UK should not extradite Julian Assange
2020-09-19 London Charity Open Open_Final THW remove the poster
2020-09-19 London Charity Open ProAm_Final TH, as a parent of a kid with exceptional talent in sports, would significantly push their kid to maximise their potential even at the expense of the child's immediate happiness
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP 1 This House would ban big game hunting
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP 2 This House would ban plain clothes policing
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP 3 THS a grass roots movement to Boycott China
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP 4 THW support Human Challenge Trials being used to advance medical research
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP 5 This house believes that where a person has made a genuine attempt to kill someone, they should be punished the same regardless of whether the victim lives or dies
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP Open_Quarter THR the decision of the NBA players to resume the season
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP Open_Semi This house regrets the division of Hong Kong businesses by their political allegience.
2020-09-19 Wolce Pre-ABP Open_Final This House prefers human beings over the next few millennia to gradually and peacefully go extinct, replaced by artificially intelligent beings.
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 1 THBT artists should have full ownership of their masters
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 1 THR the rise of celebrities and artists openly supporting politicians
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 1 THR the trend in art that normalises the consumption of vices (e.g. drinking alcohol, consuming drugs, etc.) as a coping mechanism for millennials
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 2 THB, in times of economic crisis, it is legitimate for governments and central banks to strategically withhold information that may damage market confidence
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 2 THBT economic policies in countries severely affected by COVID-19 should be decided solely by a panel of independent peer-elected economists
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 2 THW subsidise urban youth to move to rural areas
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 3 THW ban all forms of loot boxes in online games
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 3 THW require all public museums to digitise their collections
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 3 THBT, in liberal democracies, governments should have a veto power on the privacy policies of social media companies
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 4 THBT governments should aggressively subsidise online liberal arts courses for university students
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 4 THS the use of extra-legal and illegal methods to provide wider access to knowledge (e.g. sci-hub, hacking Jstor, unathorised distribution of files and copies)
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians 4 THW financially compensate children who fail to achieve employable grades at school
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Quarter THS the use of aggressive and inflammatory rhetoric in response to right wing ideology
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Quarter THBT major k-pop bands should be held accountable for the toxic online behavior of members of their fandom (for example, BTS and their Army)
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Quarter TH celebrates the rise of sexually-explicit expressions by female artists in mainstream pop music (including but not limited to "WAP")
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Semi THBT the ASEAN should abandon its policy of neutrality and pursue a pro- US stance
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Semi THBT Bangladesh should take further steps to normalize asylum and citizenship status for Rohingya refugees
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Semi TH, as President Biden, would reenter the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Final TH celebrates the causalty of nihilism in discourse
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Final THR the normalisation of mediocrity culture
2020-09-19 Wolce's Pre Asians Open_Final THR the existence of survivorship bias
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 1 THW allow parents to sue their adult children for renumeration
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 2 TH, as a recently graduated high school student, would take up a bonded government scholarship
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 3 THBT capitalism has done more harm than good for feminism
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 4 In places where minority members are greatly oppressed by the majority, as a minority individual TH would choose to adopt the majority culture, language, and dress
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 5 THBT teachers' salaries should be pegged to the academic and behavioural improvements in their students.
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 Novice_Semi THBT social media has done more harm than good for democracy
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 Novice_Final THR the narrative that success is key to happiness
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 Open_Quarter THBT human rights should be granted to all IA who can pass the Turing test
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 Open_Semi THW implement the Kafala system for immigrants in the USA
2020-09-18 BDC Fempowerment 2020 Open_Final THW take the pill
2020-09-12 Delta Womxn's Open 2020 1 THS female athletes who capitalize on their sexuality to increase the viewership of female sporting leagues
2020-09-12 Delta Womxn's Open 2020 2 Given a finite amount of disposable income, THP a world where people donate to charities rather than personal crowdfunding campaigns
2020-09-12 Delta Womxn's Open 2020 3 THBT university admissions should heavily prioritise admitting students with lived experiences related to their course of study
2020-09-12 Delta Womxn's Open 2020 4 THW choose immortality
2020-09-12 Delta Womxn's Open 2020 Open_Final TH, as the parents of Jodie and Mary, would separate the twins
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 1 THBT post dictatorial regimes should purge all elements of the previous regime from government
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 2 THS the use of faith-based rehabilitation in prisons
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 3 THBT states should not fund art that is inaccessible to the average citizen.
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 4 TH, as the US, would aggressively pursue regime change in Iran
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 5 THP a system of no labour regulations to that of extensive labour regulations (minimum wage, job security legislation, etc.)
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 Open_Quarter TH, as Messi, would not have left Barcelona
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 Open_Semi THW abolish pharmaceutical patents in favour of subsidies, tax breaks and public interest grants
2020-09-12 LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology existed, THW allow individuals to sell skills and personality traits
2020-09-12 The Halycon Scholastics Competition 1 THBT hustle culture has done more harm than good for feminism
2020-09-12 The Halycon Scholastics Competition 2 THR the growing presence of A-list celebrities on media platforms originally meant for smaller creators (i.e. John Krasinski, Will Smith and Brie Larson on Youtube; Bella Thorne on Onlyfans; Jason Derulo on Tiktok; etc.)
2020-09-12 The Halycon Scholastics Competition 3 THW abandon all tourism-reliant economic strategies
2020-09-12 The Halycon Scholastics Competition 4 THBT it is highly strategic for the Trump administration to pursue vaccine nationalism at the expense of global collaboration
2020-09-12 The Halycon Scholastics Competition Open_Quarter THW remove the executive's power to grant any form of pardon
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 1 THS the complete demetrication of all social media
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 2 THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should push for the reformation of sharia courts over the abolishment of it
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 3 THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa, the Awami League in Bangladesh)
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 4 THBT all tech startups that become "unicorns" should be publicly traded
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 5 In developing democratic countries, THW prioritise bottom-up over top-down accountability reforms
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Novice_Final THR the narrative that you need to truly love yourself in order to love others
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Quarter TH, as an up and coming African American rap artist, would prioritise putting out content with themes of African American struggles rather than content with themes of the boujie lifestyle
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Semi TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Final THS the institutionalisation of the Quad (e.g. a quadrilateral free trade agreement, formalised diplomatic summits and war games etc)
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo 1 In retrospect, THBT Brazil should have chosen the FTAA over Mercosur
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo 2 TH prefers a world with less LGBT representation in pop culture over a world in which the majority of representativeness involves tropes such as "bury your gays" and male feminization
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo 3 TH welcomes "Minds"
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo 4 THW abolish the Political Quota system in Lebanon
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo 5 TH celebrates the predominance of Macondism in the construction of Latin American identity
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo Novice_Final THW implement system A in Brazil
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo Open_Semi For the purposes of this debate, you are Oscar Wilde and you are reflecting on your deathbed. TH regrets "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
2020-09-11 III Rio Sao Paolo Open_Final TH regrets the commercial resignification of Historical Heritage
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 1 THS the managed relocation of biodiversity in response to climate change
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 2 Post the 2020 elections, and regardless of its outcomes, THBT the progressive faction of the Democrat Party should split to form a new major party
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 3 THBT governments in developing countries should prioritize increasing foreign tie-ups in public universities, over allowing the entry of foreign universities
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle 4 TH, as X, would opt to be a sugar baby
2020-09-11 IUBDC Rational Wrangle Open_Final THBT the South African government envoy should have met with the opposition of the Zanu PF
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 1 THBT the Bretton Woods Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc.) have done more harm than good
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 2 THBT national policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a national level appointed panel of scientific experts
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 3 TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (like Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 4 THR the romanticisation of art that is pursued for non material gain
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 5 THW pool donations for specific charity causes and redistribute them to charities according to evidence-based assessment of the efficacy of these charities within the sector
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 6 THBT the Black Lives Matter(BLM) movement should campaign for the inclusion of more African American police officers instead of the defunding of the police force
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Quarter THW ban essential service workers from striking
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Semi THR the glamorization of the portrayal of a "Genius"
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Novice_Final THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa)
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Octa THBT human rights activists in post-conflict societies should neither advocate for political parties nor run for election in the transition to democracy
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Quarter THR the US-Taliban peace deal
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Semi TH prefers a world where each believer established their own connection to God,rather than establishing one through organized religion
2020-09-05 BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Open_Final Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That we regret the culture of fearing death
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That, as a promising university graduate, we should opt to make the largest amount of money possible and donate it to charities instead of directly working in social fields.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 1 That we would not publish this information
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That liberal supreme court s should misinterpret the constitution to advance civil rights
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That the LGBTQ+ movement should not allow police officers at pride events (such as the pride march).
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 2 That, as the queer (LGBTQIA+) community, we would reject the ‘born this way’ narrative.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 That curricula in post-colonial states should focus on locally-authored literature, to the absolute exclusion of 'great work' such as Shakespeare.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 That we should implement a Mastery Learning framework at all levels of education
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 3 TH, as an educational institution, would prohibit all sports programs that pose a risk of CTE.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That we would ban the short selling of shares
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That we prefer a world where cooperatives (employee owned businesses) were the norm.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 4 That local communities should be able to cap the number of tourists that enter their region over a specific period of time.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we regret Hamilton
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we would ban Microtransactions in video games
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open 5 That we regret the rise of True Crime entertainment (e.g Making A Murderer, Serial, Tiger King, The Jinx etc.).
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we prefer Facebook's policy of only removing content that users report as compared to a policy where Facebook itself independently determines restrictions on content.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we regret the rise of influencers
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Semi That we prefer a world where the internet never existed
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That we regret the decline of secular Pan-Arab nationalism
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That the African Union should pivot toward the global East rather than the global West.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Novice_Final That, as Imran Khan, we would issue a public apology for 1971 to Bangladesh
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That as established feminist artists, we should systematically produce art and media that actively ridicules heroic masculine archetypes
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That as the Global Feminist Movement we would support anti-capitalist movements (Occupy Wallstreet etc)
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Octa That microfinance organizations offering loans in developing countries should offer them exclusively to women
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That, assuming Personal Protective Equipment is sufficiently available, medical workers during a pandemic should have the right to opt out of service.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That we would aggressively and competitively fund CRISPR
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Quarter That in times of a global pandemic, standard research ethics should be suspended as long as the subject consents.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That we regret the fall of the Societ Union
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That Student Unions should not take political positions that do not directly pertain to tertiary education.
2020-09-05 Karachi Debate Open Open_Semi That, as a lifelong Republican, we would vote for Joe Biden
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 1 THBT the Mexican govenment should retroactively legalise the production and distribution of drugs, instead of keeping them illegal
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 2 THR the ideological dominance of the left in the feminist movement
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 3 THW heavily penalise corporations for punishing their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 4 THBT the IMF should adopt a policy of not bailing out countries that take out significant loans from China under One Belt One Road
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 5 THBT it is in the interest of the ruling party of Kazakhstan to hold free and fair local elections of akims and maslikhats
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Quarter THS the use of the Hannibal Directive in combatting terrorist organisations
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Semi THW ban advanced simulations
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 Open_Final TH, as the researchers, would have eaten the crops during the siege
2020-09-05 Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 ProAm_Final TH prefers a world in which every individual is perceived to have equal access to a deeper connection with religious deities (as opposed to e.g. religious leaders being perceived to have more such access)
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That we would abolish Slytherin house
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That, as a Hobbit, we would go on a grand adventure
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1a That we would have preferred the Game of Thrones prequel series to be Bloodmoon over House of the Dragon
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That, as a competitive and socially conscious young Pokémon trainer, we would not participate in Pokémon battles
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That we prefer larger, more spaced apart patches to regular, smaller patches in esports games
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 1b That it is in the interest of the Gerudo to abandon their policy of isolationism and instead embrace an open borders policy
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That, as Rey Skywalker after the battle of Exegol, we would re-start the Jedi Order
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That the Star Wars sequels are better than the Star Wars prequels
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 2 That it is in the interest of the Sith (circa 35 BBY) to abolish the Rule of Two
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, as Billie Eilish, we would release a Christmas album
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, with hindsight, we really do regret Glee
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 3 That, as Clutch Mami, we would sign with a major record label rather than remain independent
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That, as Aman, we would have professed our love and married Naina
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That, as the fertility doctor, we would tell the young woman the truth.
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 4 That we believe that Andy should have stayed and worked at Runway
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That we would prefer the Eric Killmonger plot to the Shuri plot
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That Gotham would be safer if Batman abandoned his 'No Killing' rule
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix 5 That we regret the depiction of Supergirl frequently saving the day through idealism and hope
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That the Pokemon anime should soon replace Ash as the show’s main protagonist
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That we believe that the ending of Bojack Horseman series should have been him dying at the end of 'The View From Halfway Down'
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix ESL_Final That, as Morty, we would sever ties with Rick
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter That, as Melissa, we would reveal the truth to the world
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter This house, as the engines, would unionise and protest against the Fat Controller's "Really Useful Engine Doctrine"
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Quarter That we believe that Donkey and Puss should have had a relationship, not Donkey and Dragon
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That we regret Netflix remakes of cartoons for adult audiences (eg. Riverdale, Avatar the Last Airbender)
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That Tumblr should unban pornography
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Semi That we support the Hollywood Blockbuster model
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final That we would prefer prominent authors to write books about utopia, not dystopia
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final Without having regard to future events of the show, That the protagonists of the 100 were wrong to seek to expose the Primes
2020-09-04 Pop Culture Grand Prix Open_Final That Curtis should destroy the train and end humanity rather than taking control.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 1 THBT the age of digital information (e.g. social media, online news, etc.) has done more harm than good in protecting democracy
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 2 THBT the environmental movement should abandon the narrative of personal responsibility in favor of one which emphasizes institutional accountability
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 3 THBT feminism is in opposition to capitalism
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 4 Assuming that Joe Biden wins the presidential election, THBT the US should continue to pursue antagonistic and confrontational trade strategies against China (engaging in trade wars, etc)
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Novice_Semi TH Prefers Western entertainment (TV Shows, Movies, Theatre) which assumes fluid sexuality (How to Get Away With Murder, Imagine Me & You, High Fidelity, Game of Thrones, Trinkets) for its characters rather than centering a narrative of non-hetero sexuality (Love Simon, Carol, One Day at a Time, The Half of It)
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Novice_Final THW legalize the buying and selling of one’s remaining lifetime years.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Octa THW weigh shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Semi TH, as the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, would ally itself with the Pakistani government to push back against abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Open_Final THS the rise of anti-natalism
2020-09-04 Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 ProAm_Quarter THBT religions should promise reward in the afterlife as opposed to promising material reward in this life, with both outcomes contingent on faithful practice
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar September 1 TH house prefers karmic-based religious systems over religious systems based on eternal reward or punishment/ divine mercy.
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar September 2 THW not allow news media outlets to report on suicide
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar: September 3 TH, as the US, would ban TikTok regardless of whether they comply with the data restructuring demands
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar: September 4 TH, as a witch or wizard, would create a Horcrux
2020-09-01 The Grand Spar: September ProAm_Final THW grant student council disciplinary power, including the power to take punitive action to the extent of expulsion
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 1 As an average student from lower socio-economic class who lives in a developing country, This House Would choose a generalist career path over becoming a specialist
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 2 This House Prefers a world where altruism is the only acceptable motive in doing good deeds
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 3 Assuming Israel will accept, as Palestinian Authority, This House Would let go of the Gaza Strip in exchange of Palestinian independence in the West Bank
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 4 THR the romanticization of staying productive while working from home amidst the pandemic
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 5 This House Prefers a world where China becomes the largest global oil & natural gas exporter
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Quarter As feminist, THO such coverage
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Semi THBT US presidential debates bring more harms than good
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Novice_Final THW ban foreign investment on Indonesia tech startups
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Quarter In the wake of Jacob Blake shooting, As African-American athletes in the NBPA, This house would boycott the remaining of the NBA season
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Semi As left-wing democrats, this house regrets Joe Biden's decision to choose Kamala Harris as VP Candidate
2020-08-29 Argumentum Open 2020 Open_Final THBT Indonesia's state-owned enterprises should solely focus on distributive function (i.e. distribute services, provide job) even at the expense on revenue generation
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 1 THW ban the use of fully autonomous weapons in warfare
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 2 THP leaderless movements
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 3 THP a world where people cannot lie
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 4 THBT Joe Biden should have picked Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic Party's Vice Presidential candidate.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Novice_Semi THO the humanisation of villains in popular media
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Novice_Final THS judicial activism
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Quarter THW significantly restrict military recruitment in impoverished areas.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Semi TH, as the feminist movement, would oppose the practice of female pop artists sexualising themselves in their work.
2020-08-29 MonDO 2020 Open_Final THBT it was in the interest of the UAE to reject the Israel-UAE peace deal
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 1 THBT developing states should aggressively incentivize collective farming
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 2 THP a world without lying
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 3 THR the romanticizaion of motherhood
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 4 THBT all acts of election campaign should be prohibited with the exception of public debates
2020-08-29 SEC Schools Championship 2020 Open_Semi In developing states, THW highly incentivize students to pursue vocational school
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 1 THW make voting mandatory
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 2 THW not allow unvaccinated children to attend schools
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am 3 TH, as the EU, would withhold development aid from countries with poor women's rights records, e.g. age of consent, laws around domestic violence or property laws
2020-08-29 Zagreb Random Pro Am Open_Final For crimes with low prosecution and conviction rates (e.g. sexual assault, domestic violence or membership of criminal gangs), THW lower the burden of proof from "beyond reasonable doubt" to "on the balance of probabilities"
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 1 THBT video games should regularly reassign random gender and race identity to player avatars
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 2 TH, as Central Asian states, would heavily focus on economic and political alignment with China under the Belt and Road Initiative
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 3 THBT Blockchain does more harm than good to developing countries
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP 4 TH, as Hercules, would go up to the Olympus to live with the Gods
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Novice_Final In universities where affirmative action for women exists, this house would institute affirmative action for men in departments where they are under-represented.
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Quarter THBT the world would be better off if the human race would cease to exist
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Semi This house believes that regional alliances should not take a stance on the elections of their member states, assuming free and fair elections are possible in that member country
2020-08-28 Alternate Pre-ABP Open_Final THBT state x should increase taxes as opposed to cutting government spending
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 1 THP a tech industry characterized by multiple smaller firms rather than one dominated by a few large players (e.g. Google Amazon Facebook in status quo)
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 2 THR the rise of the commercialisation of surrogacy in developing countries
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 3 THW subsidise companies for the employment of ex-convicts
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 1 THS the use of shaming to advance social causes
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 2 TH, as an immigrant parent, would raise their child exclusively in their own (minority) language
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 3 THBT developing nations should choose to protect their own industries rather than be more open to trade
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 4 THBT Australian Indigenous groups should focus on expanding the powers and resources of Land Councils rather than seeking change through State/Federal Parliaments
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup 5 THW ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Novice_Final THBT feminists should never critique mothers’ parenting except where it is obviously abusive or neglectful
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Open_Semi TH, as a religious leader, would deny membership to politicians who vote contrary to our religious teachings
2020-08-22 Victoria's Cup Open_Final THR the concept of undonditional love
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 1 THW deprioritize the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines to those who contravene public health protocol (eg: spreading false rumours about COVID, refusing to wear a mask)
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 2 THS the "Free School"Philosophy
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 3 THW, as Lebanon, welcome significantly greater French influence over its domestic affairs (e.g. political-constitutional arrangements, economic policies etc.)
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 4 THO all media and literature that romanticizes mental illness
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 5 THBT feminists should adopt "call-in" instead of "call-out" as their dominant strategy.
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Quarter THS local movements in Asia adopting western terminology and strategies to push the cause forward
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Semi THW, as the Democratic National Convention, support the Make Billionaires Pay Tax.
2020-08-21 Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology was available, THW allow people to erase specific memories of their choice from existence.
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 1 THBT democracies should allow people to opt into religious courts that punish them for acts that are deemed to be offences under their religion, as long as they remain members of that religion
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 2 TH, as fans of the club, supports a takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 3 THW break up companies that are deemed threats to the democratic process, even when they do not harm consumer welfare
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 4 THR the belief that forgiveness is a virtue
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League 5 THBT the US should ban the sale of vital components for the manufacturing of electronic devices (eg semiconductors), which are produced in the US or use American technology or software*, to Huawei and other major Chinese companies. (*the vast majority of currently produced components)
2020-08-21 IBA DU Nations League Open_Final THBT comedians from minority communities should not base their comedy on stereotypes and slurs about their own groups.
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THW abolish the prison system
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THW allow single parents to raise their children in prisons
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 1 THR the popularity of the "cop show"
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THS the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THBT developing countries would ban the purchase of land by foreign individuals and companies
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 2 THBT micro-finance organizations should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 THS the Animal Liberation Front
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 Th, as the LGBTQ+ movement, regrets the advocacy strategy of strongly encouraging people to declare their sexual orientation (e.g: national coming out day)
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 3 THR Celebrity CEOs
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 THBT the West should place a ban on providing military aid to authoritatian regimes
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 TH as the UK Supports the PM's proposal and would expand the proposal to grant unconditional citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 4 THBT extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 THBT the Netflix series "Indian Matchmaking" does more harm than good
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 As someone who is in a healthy fling with someone else, but not sexually satisfied, THW ghost instead of breaking up
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians 5 THS "gold digging"
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THBT the feminist movement should support polyamorous relationships
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THR the narrative that difficulties and struggles in one's lived experience are "empowering" (e.g. glorified stories about Oprah's harsh experiences with racism and misogyny)
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Semi THBT social movements should prioritize calling-in problematic inividuals and behaviours rather than calling them out
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final THP a world where all humans are born as adults
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final Instead of leaving the decision up to the producing company, THW legally require that Self-Driving Cars produced by companies always choose to maximise the number of lives saved, even if it leads to the death of the passengers
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Novice_Final THS movements that advocate for the provision of negative rights to sentient AI
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter THBT poverty should receive suspect classification in the US legal system
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter THW legalize betting on electoral processes
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Quarter In multi party states with a significant ethnic minority population, TH supports the creation of political parties with the primary purpose of pursuing the interests of that ethnic minority group
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final THP a world in which most people are determinists to a world in which most people believe in free will
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final THW prefer to live in a world where one was mortal but could precisely schedule and plan out one`s death
2020-08-15 East Coast Asians Open_Final Assuming the technology exists, THS the use of non-sentient artifical intelligence that imitates deceased loved ones in appearance, personality, and mannerism
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 1 TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the ban of violent/ unrealistic porn.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 2 THBT spouses of political figures should not be recognized as public figures.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 3 THBT the LGBTQ community should actively boycott the Harry Potter series.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 4 Assuming there exists the technology to divide the 40 weeks of pregnancy between two partners in any possible way, THW mandate that each partner carries for half the term.
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 EFL_Final THR the narrative that the man box is a form of oppression
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 Open_Semi THP the hypersexualisation of men rather than the desexualisation of women
2020-08-15 Feminism Open 2020 Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW create a matriarchal state within each nation and allow anyone to move there
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 1 THW hold religious leaders liable when identifiable adult believers are harmed by adhering to doctrinal teachings
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 2 THR the continuation of NATO after the dissolution of the USSR
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 3 THW allow ex-felons to become police officers
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 4 THBT indebted countries should prioritize social spending over paying back loans
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 5 THBT post conflict states should not instil nationalism through the education system
2020-08-15 MIDP Round Robin 2020 Open_Final someone pls provide this, it isn't available online
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 1 THW allow illegally obtained evidence to be admissable in court
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 2 THBT members of a minority group should oppose popular media that innacurately portrays the culture, struggles or history of traditionally marginalised groups (i.e. Hamilton, Mulan)
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 3 THS Governments Significantly Increasing Their Use of Big Data Based Predictive Models in Decision Making to Replace Human Judgements
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate 4 THR the romanticisation of Dark Tourism
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate Open_Quarter THP a world without the concept of fate and destiny
2020-08-15 The Novice Debate Open_Semi THBT in the event of an all out war between India and China the US should not intervene
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 1 This House Prefers a world where curriculum emphasize on globally integrated history over regional history.
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 2 THP trials where victims and defendants are anonymous
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 3 THR the rise of T-10 cricket
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open 4 This house believes that developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Quarter THBT the provision of emergency loans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) should never be accompanied by fiscal or monetary policy conditions.
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Semi THW bar Hassan Diab and his cabinet from standing for parliamentary seats in Lebanon
2020-08-15 Wilderness Open Open_Final THS Fisher's Protocol
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 2 THW abolish all private schools at the primary and secondary level
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 3 THW abolish all patents
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 4 Assuming the technology exists, THS genetic engineering to make humans more resistant to the effects of climate change
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 5 THW transfer the majority ownership of professional sporting clubs to non-profit organizations managed by elected members within their local communities
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 6 THBT the feminist movement should actively work with liberal religious leaders to change the religions' perception about women.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III 7 This House, as developing nations, would prioritize local industries over foreign MNCs (e.g. subsidize local car brands and tax foreign imported cars)
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Junior_Semi TH, as a parent from a middle income family, would adopt free range parenting
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Junior_Final THBT individuals convicted for crimes that were later legalised should be retrospectively cleared of those charges and released from prison if applicable.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Octa In sanctuary cities, THW grant undocumented immigrants the right to vote
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Quarter THR the humanisation of villains in film and media (eg Joker, Maleficient, Gru, Megamind, etc)
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Semi Assuming feasibility exists and with benefit of hindsight, TH as USA would go back in time and choose not to invade Afghanistan.
2020-08-08 Link Bate Championship III Open_Final THS the creation of an international court to prosecute 'crimes against the earth'
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 1 TH supports a ban on Chinese-owned social media apps (e.g. TikTok, WeChat)
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 2 THBT all universities should permanently move from letter grades to pass/fail systems
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 3 THB the International Community should allow breakaway republics in former Soviet states to join the Russian Federation, conditional on holding free and fair referenda
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 4 THBT the government should offer cash compensation for the creation of pharmaceuticals to replace the patent system for pharmaceuticals
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 5 THBT courts in emerging democracies should break up constantly dominant political parties
2020-08-08 Princeton Round Robin 2020 Open_Final THW rename Yale
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open 1 THBT social movements should adopt an incrementalist strategy as opposed to pushing for revolutionary change
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open 2 THS the rise of adult entertainment content subscription service platforms (e.g. OnlyFans)
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open 3 TH, as the Republican Party, prefers a depiction of Joe Biden as an establishment centrist, as opposed to a pawn of the progressive Left.
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open 4 THW nationalize healthcare systems and vaccine production in times of pandemics
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT it is in the interests of the Communist Party of the Philippines to cease its armed rebellion and instead run for office.
2020-08-08 Proxime Debate Open Open_Semi THBT developing countries should invest in green recovery initiatives as opposed to bailing out major industries.
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 1 THR the prominent usage of self deprecating humour by female poltiicians
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 2 In the event of First Contact occurring between humans and extra terrestrial life (aliens) on Earth, THBT humans should react immediately with pre emptive force.
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 3 THW ban TikTok
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 4 TH, as Joe Biden, would embrace a Green New Deal
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Octa TH as the OIC would cease business with China (e.g freezing assets, boycotting firms, imposing tariffs, imposing sanctions) until the Uighurs are given safety and religious liberty.
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world where homo sapiens are not the sole surviving human species
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Semi THW include regret as a factor in sentencing
2020-08-08 Westminster Debating Championships 2020 Open_Final THBT WSDC adjudication should switch to a consensus methodology of adjudication.
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 1 THBT that national boards should have the right to disallow a player from participating in international domestic sporting leagues
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 2 TH, as an activist residing in Hong Kong who holds a BNO passport, would take up the deal being offered by UK
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 3 THBT philanthropists should donate to environmental protection as opposed to poverty alleviation
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 4 THP a world where radical revolutionaries (Malcolm X, Bhagat Singh) are celebrated over peaceful revolutionaries (Mahatma Gandhi, MLK Jr)
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 HighSchool_Final THR the narrative that one must "do what they love"
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Novice_Final THP to live in a world where personal success and failure are seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choice
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Quarter TH, as an average resident of Gaza, would support Hamas and their agendas
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Semi THBT the IMF should require collateral for bailouts
2020-08-07 DSDC Coherence 2020 Open_Final THBT feminists should reclaim and celebrate traits (such as empathy, nurturing) and activities (gardening, cooking) associated with femininity as empowering
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 1 THW strip the voting rights of individuals that did not vote in more than 2 consecutive election cycles
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 2 THBT in countries where National Service is mandatory, feminists should push for the inclusion of women to be conscripted as well
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 3 THW remove the privilege of self incrimination
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August 4 This house supports health insurance companies offering optional lump sum payments to terminally ill patients who choose to forgo expensive life extending medical treatments.
2020-08-07 The Grand Spar August Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 1 THBT feminists in India should attempt to infiltrate and reform the arranged marriage industry as opposed to fight for its abolishment
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 2 THR the glorification of immediate postcolonial leaders in Africa
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 3 THBT charities and non-profit organizations should be given votes in elections proportional to the amount of donations they receive.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open 4 TH, as Likud, W support and adopt the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Octa TH, as the Catholic Church, would prioritize impact investing over direct charity to communities
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Ope_Quarter THBT South Indian film industries should integrate with Bollywood
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Semi TH, as a prominent pro-independence activist in Hong Kong, would align as pro-China in an effort to run for upcoming elections.
2020-08-01 Taylor's Debate Open Open_Final In Western Liberal democracies, THR the queer movement's primary form of collectivization transitioning from riots/protests into pride celebrations/parades
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 1 THW ban the buying and selling of emotional services
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 2 THW grant Indigenous communities exclusive legal rights to control distribution of traditional folklore, music, dance
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 3 THBT international development institutions should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 4 THS the narrative that the decision to have a biological child is a selfish one
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 5 THBT states should not prosecute members of terrorist organisations (e.g. ISIS, Al-Qaeda) who surrender to those states
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Novice_Semi TH, as X, would not accept the offer
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Novice_Final THBT India should lease Protected Areas to local residents
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Quarter THBT feminists should challenge militarism instead of advocating for the "right to fight" (ex. pushing for the inclusion of women in national draft registration and combat duty_
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Semi THBT the general economic policy of countries should aim to increase Gross National Happiness rather than standard economic measures (eg, Gross Domestic Product)
2020-07-31 Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 Open_Final THBT individuals should vote based on their principles rather than on the electability of the candidates (eg by vote-spoiling in the #undirosak movement, or by voting for fringe candidates)
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 1 THP a parliamentary electoral system which includes a constituency link
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 2 TH opposes the derogatory usage of the inherent identity characteristics of dominant groups - e.g. "You're so white.", "Man Tears", "ugh such a Karen".
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 3 THBT Central Asian states should significantly disassociate from Russian cultural influence (e.g. language, the arts, media, history etc.).
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 4 Assuming there is a safe procedure, THW allow adults to permanently "lock in" their chosen personality traits (e.g. stubbornness, openness, honesty) as unchangeable.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 5 In times of economic crises, THBT the government should withhold information that is likely to damage market confidence.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Semi Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Final THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Semi THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Final THP to be alone in the universe
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 1 THR the prominence of creator-driven content
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 2 THP the removal of sex and gender markers (e.g., on government forms, IDs, and other areas of legal recognition) as opposed to the inclusion of nonbinary, "X", and other gender or sex markers
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 3 THS facilitating massive emigration as a response to oppressive regimes.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 4 THBT developing countries should prohibit using the principal of petroleum funds to finance social and welfare programs.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 5 THO the use of "desperation science" during the coronavirus pandemic
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Novice_Final THR the popular belief in free will
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Quarters THBT feminists should primarily combat pseudo-scientific claims of sex and gender based differences (e.g. claims that men are more intelligent/brave/strong) on the basis of their scientific inaccuracy as opposed to focusing on deconstructing the social value placed on those differences
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Semi THBT parliamentary ridings and congressional districts should be drawn to maximize electoral competitiveness.
2020-07-25 Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where epistemic humility is widely believed in, as opposed to a world where skepticism is widely believed in.
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 1 This House Would significantly decrease income tax rates for women
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 2 This House Would give victims of crimes significant power over sentencing
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 3 This House believes that contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based discrimination (e.g. gender, race)
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 4 This House, as a Pacific island state, would reject Chinese developmental assistance
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 5 In post-conflict societies, This House prefers power-sharing agreements to unrestricted democracy.
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Quarters Given the dichotomy, This House believes that animal rights activists should focus on the environmental impacts that meat consumption has on humans, rather than empathy for animals
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Semi This House believes that developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Final This House believes that middle-class families should adopt a model of extended adolescence for their children, rather than one of early independence.
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 1 THBT Palestinians should prefer their wellbeing over fighting injustices in Palestine
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 2 THP western individualism over local collectivism
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates 3 THW direct the Palestinian economy toward information technology
2020-07-19 An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates Open_Final THO Arab nationalism
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 1 THS the narrative that traditionally feminine qualities (e.g. compassion, kindness) enable female leaders to better deal with times of crisis
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 2 THW give people additional votes in proportion to their economic disadvantage
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 3 THO the societal narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2020-07-18 The Debate Open 4 THBT governments of developing countries should aggressively disincentivize students from pursuing further education overseas
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Quarter THBT the heads of central banks (eg: the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank) should be democratically elected
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Semi THR the rise of Nihilism in popular culture
2020-07-18 The Debate Open Open_Final THP a world where entry into Heaven is decided on peer-based evaulation as opposed to religious doctrine
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 1 THW abolish awards in creative fields (e.g., the Oscars for film, the Booker Prize or the Nobel for literature, the Future Generation Art Prize for art).
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 2 THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 3 THBT the education system should teach children to believe that they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 4 TH, as the US, would prioritize economic engagement with North Korea instead of demanding nuclear disarmament
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 5 THS the shaming of individuals as a tactic for social movements to catalyse change (e.g. shaming individuals for not taking environmentally sustainable actions, shaming individuals for violating lockdown/quarantine policies)
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Semi THP a society that heavily emphasises collectivism rather than individualism
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Final THBT policies regarding the teaching and use of language should be descriptive rather than prescriptive
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Quarter THR the glorification of the concept of genius
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Semi THBT developing states are better off with elite-led technocratic governments as opposed to democratic ones
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Final THP a world where Karmic reincarnation exists
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Semi THW introduce significant "cost caps" in sports
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Final TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. crossing yourself, wearing hijabs, kippahs or other articles of faith, posting on social media, publicly attending mass, synagogues etc.)
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That we regret the norm that doctors should defer to their patients' wishes, even where doing so is not in those patients' best interests.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That we oppose the medicalisation of learning disabilities.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 1 That, as Joe Biden, we would choose to run on a ‘Medicare-for-All’ platform.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That the #MeToo movement has failed working class women.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That the government should provide incentives for the urban poor to migrate to rural areas.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 2 That we support gamification in the workplace.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we regret the ongoing prominence of cricket in postcolonial countries.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we prefer a world where sports are not commercialised
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 3 That we would abolish the ‘one-year-out’ rule in the NBA.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That Palestinians should abandon their claim for statehood and opt for a civil rights struggle instead.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That we regret the Trump-Taliban peace deal agreement.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 4 That we, as Benny Gantz, regret signing the coalition agreement between Likud and the Blue and White alliance.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we regret the expectation that children should be shielded from all forms of danger.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we would proportionately subsidise (e.g. scholarship and funding) university courses according to the employability of their graduates.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 5 That we support a permanent move to online tertiary education.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That young people should reject traditionally empowered political parties.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That legislative bodies (e.g. parliament, congress, senate, councils) should be formed by sortition democracy.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 6 That the Democratic Party should not embrace 'Never Trump' Republicans.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should ban high frequency trading
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should limit the trading of individual shares and derivative products to licensed professionals.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 7 That we should ban mortgage-based financial derivatives.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That we should ban mergers and acquisitions of mass media companies.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That social media companies should aggressively censor offensive and discriminatory content.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 8 That we prefer a world where social media networking sites are only available on a paid subscription basis.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That the state's failure to address a pandemic should be considered as a crime against humanity.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That criminal trials should continue even when the accused is deceased
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Quarter That the state should pay reparations to individuals convicted in the past for actions that are no longer recognised as a crime.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That we regret the rise of nation-states built around exclusive notions of language, race, and religion.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Semi That it is illegitimate for states to limit immigration unless there is a clear threat to national security.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That it is morally wrong to use subconscious manipulation to nudge citizens towards socially desirable choices.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That activist movements should embrace cancel culture as a tool to promote social change.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 EFL_Final That France should abandon the principle of laïcité.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we should abolish literary awards (e.g. the Man Booker Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature).
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we regret the stigmatisation of hedonistic lifestyles
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Octa That we support the creation of children's literature which teaches that people are neither good nor evil.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That Non-Western LGBTQ activists should reject sex positivity
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That we regret the belief that individuals possess defined personality traits.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Quarter That portrayals of religious deities and prophets in media should receive prior approval from relevant religious authorities.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That Western companies with a significant number of employees from the Indian diaspora should actively campaign against the caste system.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That ASEAN should transform itself into a political union
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Semi That, as developing nations, we would prefer to align with China than the United States.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That, as a woman of colour living in a majority-white country, we would embrace, compete in and establish national beauty pageants for women of our ethnic heritage.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That capitalism is incompatible with racial equality
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 ESL_Final That we, as a Catholic priest, would actively endorse liberal values that do not align with the Catholic Church.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That we, as original producers of non-Western films, would deny Hollywood the right to produce remakes, unless a quota for non-Western actors/actresses is guaranteed.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That we prefer transformative to curatorial fandom
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Double That Disney should remove from circulation cartoons from its history that contain racist caricatures.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That we should stop the practice of requiring community's approval to build houses of worship.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That, as minorities, we would engage in respectability politics
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Octa That we would require companies to use absolute blind recruitment
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That we should allow parents to sell shares in their children’s future income streams.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That we should reallocate public investment funds from start-ups to traditional small and medium-sized enterprises.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Quarter That the European Central Bank should monetise the government deficits of Eurozone countries experiencing financial crises.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That, in countries where military service is mandatory only for men, as self-proclaimed feminist women, we would actively volunteer in the military.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That we regret narratives that portray human progress as inevitable
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Semi That we regret the emphasis placed on individual rights by social justice movements.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That we should grant legal personhood to culturally significant features of the natural environment.
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That we support compassionate conservation
2020-07-11 Monash Australs 2020 Open_Final That, as environmentalists, we would choose a strategy of working closely with corporations.
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 1 THBT Queer movements in the developing world Should attempt to dissociate themselves from modern Queer movements in the west
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 2 As the resistance group, THW accept the offer
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 3 THR the use of nostalgia in political campaigning
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship 4 THO the demonization of dark humour / comedy
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Novice2_Final THR the Heroisation of Covid-19 Frontliners.
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Novice_Final As an Asian parent, THW teach their child to actively reject the 'humble culture"
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Open_Semi THBT the GNA and its allies should abandon any attempts at peace negotiations and continue its current push against the LNA
2020-07-10 Borneo Online Debate Championship Open_Final THS Black rights movements in the West's strategy of actively campaigning to defund the police instead of pushing for institutional reforms
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 1 THO participation awards
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 2 THBT the USMCA should pursue long term economic integration through a common currency
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 3 THS the complete and total liberation of all animals
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 4 THR the narrative that family love should be unconditional
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 5 THW attend the Queer Liberation March rather than the Stonewall 50 March
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 6 THS the withdrawal of companies from Hong Kong
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Novice_Final THBT, given feasibility, companies should move to work from home
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Open_Semi THW remove all restrictions on allowable areas of scientific research
2020-07-06 CP Nationals 2020 Open_Final THBT when financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (e.g. via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 1 TH regrets virtue signalling on social media
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 2 THBT X should take the job of CEO
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 3 THBT Batman should abolish his no kill rule
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 4 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/passenger
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 Open_Semi THW require all historically major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees
2020-07-04 ASDO 2020 Open_Final THR effective altruism
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 1 TH supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 2 In countries with a lack of medical professionals, TH, rather than regulate who can be a healthcare professional, would provide optional certifications of competence
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 3 THR The increasing trend of left wing censorship in university campuses and the overall academic and literary sphere
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 4 This House Believes That the state should strongly incentivise highly educated individuals to have children
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Quarter This House believes that the protections of international law conventions and treaties should not apply to combatants from terrorist organisations (e.g. prohibition on torture, prisoner of war status, guarantee of post-conflict release)
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Semi THP a world in which African nations persued aggressive trade deals with China at the expense of all western aid
2020-07-04 DGBDS Mace 2020 Open_Final THW make all punishments imposed by the criminal justice system proportional to the wealth of the accused
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 1 THR the narrative that in times of crisis (for example: major natural disasters, war, pandemics) frontline workers are national heroes
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 2 THP a world where significantly more women are cast in lead villain roles by film and TV studios
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 3 THW require policing budgets and policy to be decided by local referenda
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 4 THR the glorification of youth
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open 5 THBT it would be in the interest of the Russian state to pivot away from China and towards the West
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Quarter THR the focus on the personal identity and private actions of politicians
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Semi TH prefers, as a means of enrolling people in the army, conscription by lottery rather than aggressive recruitment of volunteers
2020-07-04 St Petersburg Online Open Open_Final THBT the scientific community should reject the notion of "non-overlapping magisteria"
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 1 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 2 THBT prominent social media platforms (e.g Twitter, Facebook, Weibo) should not allow politicians or political parties to make public accounts
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 3 THS the pirating and mass availability of academic resources
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 4 THW cancel all debts to international organisations (e.g. the IMF) or other countries held by the governments of the poorest 20% of countries
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open 5 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Quarter THS the illegal removal of statues of popular historical figures by social justice movements who consider them to be offensive (e.g statues of Winston Churchill in the UK, of Sukarno in Indonesia, etc)
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Semi THBT international media organisations should only use local reporters to cover foreign stories and events
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
2020-07-04 Suzhou Debate Open ProAm_Final THBT identity groups within the feminist movement (e.g. the trans community, black feminists, etc) should lobby and campaign as independent movements rather than together as a single movement
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 1 THW consider "public interest" as a mitigating factor for investigative journalists prosecuted for committing crimes (e.g. breaking and entering, breaching privacy etc) in the course of an investigation
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 2 Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 3 THBT it is legitimate for oppressed communities (e.g. poor African American communities in the US) to not pay taxes towards the government
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July 4 THW break up big tech companies
2020-07-01 The Grand Spar July ProAm_Final THW compel all social media companies to offer multi-tiered paid subscription services instead of free for all access.
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 1 THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 2 THBT developed states should freeze all debt repayments from developing states until the COVID-19 crisis is effectively contained
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 3 THBT the educational system should portray drug use in an objective way (with all pros and cons), rather than in an solely negative light
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 4 THR the glamourization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own businesses rather than pursuing traditional career paths
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 5 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritize lobbying governments to change environmental policies (e.g. Cap and trade, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their own contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing / recycling waste, taking public transit)
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 6 THO the rise of billionaire philanthropy
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 7 THS filial responsibility laws
2020-06-30 Lockdown.Exe Debate League 8 THBT developing nations should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from natural resource extraction
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 1 THBT sex education classes in schools should teach techniques for sexual gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation)
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 2 THBT Israel should adopt the Corpus Seperatum plan
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 3 THBT Carrie Lam should resign
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 4 THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 5 THW ban the creation of saviour siblings
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Quarters THW take the Blue Pill over the Red Pill
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Semi THBT India should join ASEAN
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Final THBT universities should establish "dangerous spaces"
2020-06-27 Imperial IV ProAm_Final THR the rise of silicon valley culture
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 1 THBT South Korea should develop its own nucler weapons
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 2 THW grant only non-male individuals the right to bear arms
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 3 THBT Muslim majority states should not perform the hajj until Saudi Arabia and its allies withdraw from Yemen
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open 4 THS the establishment of LGBTQIA+-only schools in conservative areas
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Novice_Semi THW allow children who have reached the age of majority to sue their parents for religious indoctrination
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Novice_Final THO the glorification of courage in popular culture
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Quarters THBT India should seek prompt de-escalation, even at the expense of territorial concessions, in relation to China in the Sino-Indian conflict
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Semi THW prefer not to be born than to live a deeply immoral yet pleasurable life
2020-06-27 Restricted Mara Open Open_Final THBT it is in Mahathir's interest to cede leadership of the Opposition to Anwar Ibrahim
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 1 THW cancel all debts held by poor countries
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 2 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 3 THW grant amnesty to members of drgu gangs operating in violent areas if gang leaders end all turf wars
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 4 THBT it is in the interests of the EU to offer Turkey accession into the union in exchange for a permanent commitment to housing refugees from the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 5 THBT historically oppressed communities should heavily prioritize teaching values of individualism to their children
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 Open_Semi THBT tourists should boycott Indigenous tourist destinations
2020-06-27 Saskatoon WSDC 2020 Open_Final THBT all control of disputed religious sites should be ceded to the UN
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 1 TH, as a prominent director from a marginalized background, would prioritize developing TV shows and films with a multicultural, diverse cast over one focused specifically on their marginalized group.
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 2 Assuming this medicine exists and is widely accessible, This House Believes That universities should ban and actively test for this drug
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 3 TH as Japan Would nationalize their electronics industry
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 4 THBT people should never "go above and beyond" in the workplace
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 5 THBT feminist movements should adopt feminist icons that are adversarial and embody violence as opposed to icons that promote traditional norms, monetary prosperity and working within the system through cooperation.
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Novice_Final THR Breadtubers' prioritisation of trying to de-radicalise alt-righters
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Open_Semi THR the commercialization of genetic testing (eg: AncestryDNA, 23 & Me)
2020-06-27 UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Open_Final This House Prefers a world with city-states governed by an elected global leadership to the current predominance of nation-states.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 1 THW implement the Teacher Independence Model in schools for children aged over 12.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 2 THR twitter adding a fact-check function
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 3 THW incentivize work from home (*not only for the duration of the pandemic)
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 4 THW grant all nation states the right to veto any transfer, out of their country, of art which is deemed to be cultural heritage
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 5 THW forbid universities in the US from accepting research funding from China
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Quarters THW spend the significant majority of foreign development aid on interventions proven to be effective by RCT.
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Semi TH, as a feminist hacker, would seek to disrupt tradwife spaces (for example, by methods such as DDos, phishing, defacement)
2020-06-20 Astana Debate Union Online 2020 Open_Final THP the rule of the governing AI, with elections on priorities over, traditional representative democracy
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 1 TH supports giving legal personhood to internationally recognized important environmental spaces (e.g., Mount Everest, the Amazon) as a form of conservation
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 2 TH prefers a world with a widespread belief in radical freedom
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 3 TH supports the creation of charter cities in the developing world
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 4 THBT social movements should focus on publicly shaming corporations to change business practices rather than trying to achieve these outcomes through legislative action
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 5 THBT the 'cultural defence' is a legitimate defence in criminal proceedings
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Quarters THBT the U.S. Federal Reserve should purchase equities (i.e., buy stocks)
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Semi TH supports the narrative that All Cops Are Bad
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Final TH prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 1 THW ban all forms of pornography
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 2 THW ban standardized testing
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 3 THW require parents to obtain the State's approval before having children
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 4 THW hold city and local governments civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams 5 This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Quarters THBT oppressed minority groups should pursue violent resistance (i.e. rioting) as opposed to peaceful protest when seeking reform.
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Semi TH, as Russia, would pursue an oil war against Saudi Arabia
2020-06-20 Hong Kong Pro Ams Open_Final THP a world where people are unable to forget their life experiences
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 1 THR the idolization of individuals who achieved success without going through traditional education (Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc)
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 2 THR the narrative that humans are innately bad
2020-06-20 Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 3 In places with strong Islamophobia, THBT Muslim parents should homeschool their children
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the destruction of monuments of controversial historical figures.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Gretta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students).
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THBT hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 Assuming full social distancing isn't possible: This house, upon finding an opportunity, would escape to another city which is not yet infected.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 In times of crisis, where tradeoff is inevitable, THBT states should prioritise safety over freedom.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as Mowgli W stay in the jungle
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 THBT Ezra Miller should drop out of the role for future movies in the series
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as the Ministry of Magic W expose itself to the Muggle World
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THW make income tax for all women directly proportional to the national wage gap (e.g. if women earn on average 70% of what men earn, they would pay 70% of the income tax men pay for the same salary)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THO the rise of entrepreneurs selling off their businesses to large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THS the rise of disaster capitalism
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THBT Michael should not be convicted for his crimes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 Assuming there exists technology that can access and project memories, THW allow using it for evidence in court.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THW allow the use of evidence obtained illegally in court
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the portrayal of female retributive violence
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the depiction of women in mythology as feminists (eg: Athena, Draupadi)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, supports Queer baiting
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THBT the working class should reject Bernie Sanders as the face of the working class movement for being a part of the 1%.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THW require all research institutions to use at least 50% of their resources (time, staff, money, etc.) to do replication studies
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THS two party political systems over multiparty political systems
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THW allow doctors to disclose incurable and terminal hereditary conditions to their patient's life partner against the patient's wishes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which the dominant societal world-view is a realistic one rather than an optimistic one
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which people don't engage in virtue signalling
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi THR the US pursuit of global energy dominance
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi With the benefit of hindsight, TH, as the USA would not order the killing of the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani at the beginning of this year
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Wakanda, would reveal itself to the world and adopt globalism, rather than remain in isolation
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology to alter one's memories irreversibly exists, THW ban the use of the technology
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW use Soul 100
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW allow convicted criminals whose crimes caused their victims suffering to choose to undergo the exact same experience as their victims did, by using the technology, as a substitute for a prison sentence.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 1 This house, without knowledge of who they will be, would prefer to be born into the 2nd Moon
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 2 THS the existence of teleportation
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 3 THP a world where, starting tomorrow, women can shoot lightning from their fingertips
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 4 THW ban privately contracting the services of superheroes by individuals or companies
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Gold_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV ProAm_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Silver_Final TH, as someone with hyperempathy, would not take the pill.
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 1 THBT parents should have the right to withdraw their children from all teaching about sex and relationships
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 2 THBT twitter should require individuals to use accounts uner their own name
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open 3 TH regrets the narrative that hard work will lead to financial success
2020-06-13 Gwalia Open Open_Final THW never hold referenda on measures of social lpolicy
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 THO the use of deferred prosecution agreements for large companies
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 This house supports, where possible, the loved ones (eg family, close friends) of victims of serious criminal offences being involved in the sentencing of the perpetrator (eg in consultation with the judge).
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 1 THW abolish all legislatively set sentencing guidelines
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 This house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 TH, as the Biden campaign, would pick Elizabeth Warren as our Vice President
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 2 his house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 This house regrets the rise of low-fee, easy-to-access financial market trading services (e.g. Robinhood)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 his house would impose an exit tax on citizens who choose to take up long term employment outside their country of origin.
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 3 THS closed shop arrangements
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house would implement a strict deadline for the length of time that children can be in foster care before being placed in a permanent home (eg returned to birth parents, in guardianship or adopted)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house would prefer their child, in preschool and early primary school, to have one close friend rather than being 'popular' with several less-close 'friends'
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 4 This house believes that the feminist movement should aggressively praise mothers and motherhood
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 THR the commercialisation of spirituality
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 THP a world in which individuals did not feel strong emotions
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 5 This house believes that it is immoral to consume the art of creators who have been proven to be guilty of heinous offences
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters THBT the United States should leave Iraq
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters This house, as the EU, impose sanctions on countries with active prisoners of conscience.
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Quarters This house, as a SEA nation involved in the South China Sea conflict, would opt to actively seek closer ties with China
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi This house would require test-status cricketing nations to play each other at equivalent rates (e.g. South Africa would be required to play Afghanistan and Ireland approximately as often as they play India)
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi THS efforts to colonize Mars
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Semi This house regrets the narrative that one should respect authority figures even if you disagree with them
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final This house prefers process-based to outcomes-based environmental regulation
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final THBT humans owe a debt to Future Generations
2020-06-13 Macquarie Open 2020 Open_Final THBT the environmentalist movement should prioritise the anthropocentrist value of nature in its rhetoric
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 1 TH, as the CCP, would publicly acknowledge their errors in their managing of COVID-19 & the creation of a pandemic, and agree to reasonable measures of assistance & compensation to the global community.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 2 TH, in times of economic crisis, would ease bank capital adequacy requirements
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 3 THBT Indian feminist movement movements should adopt Lakshmi