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Date Tournament Round Motion
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.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 1 This House would impose a BBC-style impartiality requirement on all news platforms.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 2 This House supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 3 This House would allow children to sue their parents for religious indoctrination.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 4 This House would abolish the Olympic Games.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 5 This House believes that the Mexican government should adopt measures that enable one cartel to monopolise the drug market. (These measures can include but are not limited to: targeting enemy cartels; selective arrests; stopping military deployments to areas controlled by this cartel; and renouncing the headhunt on its current leaders.)
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 6 In liberal democracies, This House would implement a Social Credit System.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 7 This House believes that ASEAN should abandon "the ASEAN Way".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 8 This House believes that the feminist movement should support the narrative that "beauty does not matter" over the narrative that "all bodies are beautiful".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 9 This House would abolish primary and secondary school grades/years that group children based on age, and instead group them by competency and intelligence.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 EFL_Semis This House prefers a world where, starting today, all humans have identical intellectual abilities (equivalent to the current global average).
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 EFL_Final This House would abolish the private ownership of (housing) property in major metropolitan areas.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Quarters In a relatively equal society where the "protected sphere model" is the norm, This House, as a parent, would raise their children according to the "deferred happiness model".
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Semis This House prefers a world without the Neuralink.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 ESL_Final This House believes that the United States government should cede the authority to prosecute criminal trials involving African Americans (as either victims or alleged perpetrators) to African American interest groups, and allocate funding for this.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House prefers religions in which all individuals have roughly equal religious obligations and are encouraged to develop a personal connection with the divine, over religions in which religious obligation and access to the divine are concentrated in religious authority figures.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Octos This House prefers a cynical and pessimistic perception of democratic politics to an idealistic and optimistic one.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Quarters This House believes that developing countries should acquire, on the open market, large stakes in major publicly-traded global corporations (eg. Google, JP Morgan, Shell, and Pfizer).
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Semis This House prefers a "Brave New World" to the status quo in Western Liberal Democracies.
2020-01-01 Thailand WUDC 2020 Open_Final This House, as China, would grant universal suffrage to Hong Kong.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 1 This House regrets the Humanization of Villains in Film and Media [i.e Joker].
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 2 The House believes that charitable organizations [e.g Omaze] should not be allowed to obtain donations in exchange for the offer of potential prizes.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 4 This house believes that governments in developing nations should prioritize funding for early childhood development to the exclusion of funding for tertiary education.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 6 In instances where the collapse of financial institutions is imminent, The House supports a bail-in.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 7 This House Supports the public offering of Saudi Aramco
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 8 ‪This House, as the trans community, would prioritize psychosocial rather than physical makeup as a metric for gender dispositions.
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 9 This House believes that religious institutions should use radically leftist interpretations of their teachings in areas of high rates of poverty (e.g Liberation Theology, Islamic Socialism)
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 Open_Octos THS the use of deep fake technology as a legitimate political tool
2019-12-09 PAUDC Akofena 2019 Open_Quarters THR human ability to adapt to social adversity
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 1 This house believes that the criminal justice system should not consider retribution as a factor in sentencing.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 2 This house prefers a world in which universities charged tuition based on student earnings after graduation.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 3 This house believes that governments should prioritize the economic improvement of minority communities over the preservation of their culture.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 4 This house prefers a world in which, upon childhood, all people intuitively come to know their natural expiration date.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 5 When responding to civilian casualties, this house believes that the military action taken does not have to meet the principle of proportionality.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2018 Open_Final This house believes that the interests of the Chinese people would be better served by a peaceful transition into a democracy, rather than a continuation of one party rule.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 1 This house regrets the decline of the humanities in higher education. Information Slide: In academic settings, “the humanities” is contrasted with the study of natural sciences, social sciences, and professional training. Core fields in the humanities include: literature, philosophy, history, religion, art, etc.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 2 This house supports laws that protect the health of fetuses (whose mothers intend to carry them to term).
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 3 In the event that current talks produce a compromise Brexit deal, this house would put it to a referendum, with “remain” as the alternative
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 4 This house would take a pill that permanently made one entirely contented with one’s current life situation.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 5 This house opposes the centrality of sport to national identity.
2019-12-01 HWS Round Robin 2019 Open_Final This house believes that the Black Lives Matter movement should embrace open carry gun laws and engage in armed community patrols. Info Slide: The Black Panthers began as a group of black citizens in Oakland, California who engaged in armed patrols of the city streets, specifically focusing on observing police behavior and arrests. In response, California enacted much stricter gun control legislation.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 1 This house believes that hacking is a legitimate form of protest against large corporations.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 2 This house regrets films and television shows that glorify gang culture.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 3 This house believes that states should not attempt to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 4 This house supports the right of fiction authors to use a pseudonym and/or remain anonymous.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 5 This house believes that environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 Open_Semi In emerging democracies, this house would break up persistently dominant political parties.
2019-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2019 Open_Final This house believes that feminist organisations should not criticize female politicians for their views on women's issues.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 1 THR the increasing professionalization of youth athletics
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 2 In cities with scarce housing availability THW reallocate funds intended for building or subsidizing affordable housing to providing the means for those in need to relocate to different cities with lower costs of living.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 3 THBT that Western Nations should impose heavy penalties on domestic corporations that punish their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 4 Assuming feasibility, THW distribute development aid to individual citizens rather than governments.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 5 THW have all settler colonial states (Canada, U.S., Australia, Mexico, Brazil, etc.) pay rent to their indigenous populations for all government-owned property.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Novice_Final THP a world without a belief in life after death (heaven, reincarnation, past lives, hell, etc).
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Quarter Assuming neither standard is upheld in the status quo, THBT society should aim towards becoming a meritocracy as opposed to a society where people are treated equally regardless of merit.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Semi In the aftermath of genocides, ethnic violence or crimes against humanity THO efforts to ban or suppress discussion of ethnicity and/or religion
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Final THBT all nations should take active steps to eliminate all borders.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 1 THBT Greece should introduce significant financial incentives for companies and individuals currently based in Athens* to relocate to other Greek cities *Over a third of the Greek population lives in Athens.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 2 THBT it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to cease attempts to infringe on "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, rather than continuing its current approach.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 3 THW encourage women to be selfish
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 4 THBT it is in the interest of dominant organised religions for their leaders to declare more progressive interpretations of traditional dogma* *e.g. on dietary and pilgrimage requirements, the acceptability of contraception, same-sex relationships
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 5 THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 6 THW break up Disney
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 7 THBT schools should teach children to be skeptical of parental authority
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 8 In circumstances where a unanimous decision is currently required, THP majority voting as the European Council's decision-making approach
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 9 THW make police commanders personally criminally liable for instances of police brutality committed by their subordinates
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters 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
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Semis THBT the US Democratic Party should prioritise employment issues, even at the expense of significant harms to the environment.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Finals TH Opposes the Defining Decade norm
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Octos THBT local governments in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Quarters THBT it is in the interest of the Kremlin to take measures to reduce Russian dependency of China (e.g. limit the selling of raw materials to China, reduce the share of Yuan in Russia's currency reserves, not allowing Chinese companies to develop strategic infrastructure such as 5G in Russia)
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Semis THBT communities that have been victims of atrocities should emphasise the narrative of the 'banality of evil' when interpreting those atrocities
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Final THBT the Greek government should have rejected the 2015 bailout deal and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 1 This House Would expel states which fail to spend a minimum of 2% of GDP on defence from NATO.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 2 This House Believes that feminist movements in the developing world should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing themselves from them.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 3 This House Believes That the West should massively discourage and disincentivise economic collaboration and exchange with China.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 4 This House Would raise their child to prefer to be single.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 5 THBT the democratic nominee should commit to abolishing ICE
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Semi This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Final This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Quarters This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Semi This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Final THBT Palestinians should prioritise striving to consolidate a Palestinian state in the Westbank and the Gaza Strip as opposed to seeking the right to return to Israel.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That, as a feminist parent, we would send our daughter to an all-girls school as opposed to a comparable co-ed school.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That feminists should actively campaign for quotas and increased female involvement in the military.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That we should ban pregnant women from working during the last month of their pregnancy.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That we should allow scientific journals to publish anonymous papers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That schools should be allowed to expel students who are violent or consistent bullies, even if there is not a school immediately willing to take them.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That, assuming feasibility, governments should cap parents' expenditure on their children to an amount equivalent to the current median expenditure per year.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should hold pharmaceutical companies liable for harms caused by widespread misuse of their drugs.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should allow doctors to override Advance Care Directives.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That judges should prescribe Naltrexone instead of mandating Alcoholics Anonymous for offenders of minor alcohol related crimes.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That African American rap artists have a moral obligation to donate their disposable income to African American low socioeconomic-status areas
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That the queer community should abandon the trend of making queer events/celebrations open to cis/straight allies (eg. bars, parties, events, mardi gras, etc).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That schools should encourage children from minority backgrounds to 'code switch'.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That prominent social activists (e.g. the leaders of Black Lives Matter, Aung San Suu Kyi) should not choose to run for office. (
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That it would be in the interests of the Democratic Party if Kamala Harris were to win the Presidential nomination instead of Bernie Sanders.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That we would, as the Coalition, dedicate substantial resources into challenging the legal status of minor parties and their candidates (eg. Section 44, the number of signatures, etc.)
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That the state should offer criminals a new identity upon serving their sentence (e.g. new name, new background, optional plastic surgery).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That judges should not consider whether evidence was collected legally when deciding to admit it.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That we should ban prison guards from striking.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Octo That the public, via referendum, should be given the power to pardon/give amnesty to whistleblowers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That, as a Rohingya Muslim fleeing the Myanmar military, we would join ARSA. (Octo-finals) That we regret the custom of giving gifts.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That we regret narratives of deference to the elderly (e.g. "older people are more experienced").
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That the Bretton Woods institutions (i.e. the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) have done more harm than good.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That, assuming feasibility, we should charge corporations a tax equal to their Social Cost instead of company tax.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Final That the queer community should actively embrace religious organisations and queer religious individuals in its leadership positions and advocacy.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 1 This House, as South Africa, would forcibly break up exclusive Afrikaaner enclaves
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 2 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)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 3 This House opposes the norm that romantic love should be the primary source of fulfilment in a person's life
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 4 This House believes that the ongoing process of decolonisation should include actively disempowering religions that were imposed on the country during colonialism
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 5 This House would implement substantial measures to impose long-termism in corporate investment culture (e.g. minimum holding periods for shares, yearly rather than quarterly financial reporting, long-term executive compensation plans)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 6 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
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 7 This House would actively encourage women not to have children
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 8 This House believes that the United States should disengage from Syria
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 9 This House believes that developing countries should privatise their State-Owned Enterprises (such as airlines, railway utility companies)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Semis This House would grant individuals and organisations open standing to challenge the constitutionality of laws enacted by their government
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Final This House believes that it is unjustified to assist evil regimes in systematically persecuting members of their identity group in order to mitigate and moderate the regime's abuses (e.g. Israel Kasztner in Nazi-controlled Hungary, Wang Jingwei in Japan-occupied China).
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters This House would subsidise art that glorifies the working class
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Semis This House supports governments significantly increasing their use of big data-based predictive models in decision-making to replace human judgements (e.g. criminal justice policy, allocation of healthcare resources, housing development)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Final In the lead up to the 1994 negotiated settlement in South Africa, this house believes that the ANC should have demanded further concessions (e.g. removing the amnesty provision in the TRC, greater land and economic rights) even at the expense of prolonging the conflict.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House believes that the WHO should adopt a convention which bans the sell of drugs with high resistance tendencies (e.g. antibiotics) to countries which do not comply with WHO guidelines regarding their medical and agricultural use
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Octos This House believes that an approach of Political Expansionism on the part of the Chinese state is in the interests of the Chinese people
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Quarters This House supports a norm of embracing anger in public discourse rather than one of aspiring to dispassionate objectivity
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Semis This House would impose a narrow banking regulation
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Final This House believes that the present condition of humanity is preferable to its condition in 100 years time.
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 4 THS the Comprehensive Sexuality Education programme in elementary schools in Africa.
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 5 THW reallocate revenues from such industries (e.g mining) to exclusively fund Universal basic healthcare for the poor.
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 6 THBT Liberal Democracies have an Obligation to declare all Major Cities in their Countries as Sanctuary Cities. #PAUDC2018 #Akofena19
2018-12-07 PAUDC Tanzania 2018 Open_Semis This House Believes that the AU should exclusively regulate the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative in Africa
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 1 TH opposes the attempts by the feminist movement to redefine roles and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g. wanting to be a housewife, wearing make-up and heels) as empowering.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 2 THS countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in order to create their own regional replacements (e.g. an African Criminal Court, an InterAmerican Criminal Court).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 3 In areas of chronically low academic attainment, THBT the general approach of educational charities should be to focus resources on maximising the potential of exceptional students, over helping the lowest achieving.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 4 THS the rise of computational creativity (Infoslide: Computational Creativity' is a scientific field researching AI models that simulate or replicate human creativity. Projects in the field include but are not limited to using AI to script films, compose music, write poetry, and paint).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 5 THW give legislative veto power to a Future Generations Commission (Infoslide: For the purposes of this debate, a 'Future Generations Commission' is an independent body mandated with mapping the long-term impacts of governmental policy on the young, or unborn generations).
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 ESL_Semis Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 ESL_Final TH prefers a world in which all children are conceived with DNA from a global genetic database.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Novice_Final THBT it is immoral for individuals who have met their basic needs to not donate any excess wealth to utility maximising causes.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Quarters Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than see 100 guilty men walk free.
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Semis THR 'Operation Car Wash'. (Infoslide: Operation Car Wash' is a broad investigation conducted in Brazil that revealed extensive corruption. As a result of the operation, the left-leaning Workers' Party have lost power, and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected president)
2018-11-16 Cambridge IV 2018 Open_Final From behind a veil of ignorance, TH would choose to not be born.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 1 Assuming feasibility, THW ban all research into the possible genetic origins of sex, race and sexuality.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 2 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise lobbying governments to change environmental policy (e.g. cap and trade policies, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing/recycling waste, taking public transport).
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 3 TH, as Israel, would end compulsory military service.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 4 THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 5 THBT the South African government should incentivize the movement of people out of townships, rather than focus on policies that try to economically develop townships.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Semis THBT the US should cut all political, economic and military ties with Saudi Arabia.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Final THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Novice_Final THBT post-conflict states should actively promote a unifying national narrative in the history curriculum.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Quarters THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Semis THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Final THP a world where people believe you should maximize productivity to a world where people believe you should maximize leisure.
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 1 THR the presence of “career politicians”.
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 2 THBT writers and owners of popular canons* have a moral obligation to follow the general and clear wishes of fans (e.g. JK Rowling (Harry Potter UNiverse), Disney (Star Wars), George RR Martin (Game of Thrones Universe)).
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 3 TH prefers sports leagues that are financially unregulated
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 4 TH embraces the collection by governments and corporate entities of a significant amount of data about individuals
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 5 THW disestablish all local councils and authorities in developed nations
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 Open_Semi THBT galleries and media outlets should not show content that is “of the time” but now considered offensive (e.g. racist stereotypes in the Simpsons, homophobic works of art).
2018-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2018 Open_Final As the democrat party, THW nominate Hillary Clinton (assuming she makes herself available) as the democrat candidate for the 2020 presidential elections.
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 1 This House would remove quarterly reporting requirements for publicly traded companies
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 2 This House believes that prominent institutions in marginalized communities (churches, schools, community centres, etc.) should practice the politics of respectability
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 3 This House supports the US's use of economic warfare (tariffs, targeted sanctions, etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global neoliberal economic order (opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 4 This House would remove all health restrictions for prospective adoptive parents
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 5 This House believes that developing countries should never commit to having their sovereign debt disputes settled by courts in foreign countries
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 6 In countries with vigorously contested campaign contribution regulations, this House believes that the political left should not contest the premise that money is speech and should, instead, contest how that speech is regulated
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Novice_Final This House believes that the horrors of history are incompatible with a belief in a Judeo-Christian God
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Quarters In a plurality of cases, this House believes that the "me too" movement should, on balance, prioritize a path towards redemption over retribution
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Semis In legal systems where constitutional courts practice judicial review, this House would apply the "no precedential effect rule" to judgments by single judge margins
2018-10-26 Yale IV 2018 Open_Final This House would legalize and train sex workers specifically to work with disabled people
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 2 This House Regrets The Belief That Technology Firms Will Solve The Climate Crisis
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 3 This House, as the US, would stop all arms sales, military support, and other aid to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 4 This House would prefer a world where memory is permanent and infallible.
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 5 This House opposes the continued progress towards deep global economic integration (e.g. very low tariffs and free movement of capital and labour across borders).
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Novice_Final With the goal of improving representation in media, this House would create original characters who belong to underrepresented groups, rather than re-imagine existing characters
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Quarters Provided that it wins control of Congress and the White House, this House believes that the Democratic Party should increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the liberalization of sexual behaviour prompted by the sexual revolution fails women today
2018-10-12 Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 Open_Final This House opposes the propagation of Canadian exceptionalism
2018-10-03 China BP 1 This House Regrets narratives that glorify the elderly (e.g. "The old know better"; "The old deserve more" etc.)
2018-10-03 China BP 2 This House Believes That Supreme Courts should refrain from making decisions on controversial social issues (e.g. gay rights, abortion)
2018-10-03 China BP 3 During economic crises, This House Believes That states should prioritise fiscal stability (i.e. balancing budget) over increasing public spending
2018-10-03 China BP 4 This House Believes That international criminal tribunals should introduce the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes against humanity
2018-10-03 China BP 5 This House Believes That academic journals should not publish articles that characterize colonialism as positive
2018-10-03 China BP 6 Assuming feasibility, in countries with conscription, This House Would forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge
2018-10-03 China BP 7 This House Believes That the deaf rights movement should disproportionately emphasize the positive experiences associated with being deaf
2018-10-03 China BP 8 This House, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program
2018-10-03 China BP 9 This House Would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger reelection
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Semis This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Final This House Would abolish constitutional monarchies
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Octos This House opposes the dominant social norm in favor of monogamy
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Quarters This House Believes That President Vladimir Putin is good for Russia
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Semis This House Believes That the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Final This House Believes That Asian education systems should actively promote the view that Asian culture is superior to Western Culture
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 1 This House would consider politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues* (* thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie about facts)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 2 In countries where compulsory military service for men exists, this House believes that feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 3 This House believes that the LGBT movement should embrace the message that sexuality is a choice
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 4 This House believes that United States foreign policy should seek to significantly restrict Iran's influence over Syria
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 5 This House opposes Consumerist Culture* (*Consumerist Culture is a culture where consistently purchasing goods is expected and considered a marker of social status)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 6 This House believes that in Western states with high rates of unemployment the state should act as an employer of last resort (i.e. the state should directly employ people who are unable to find a job elsewhere)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Novice_Semis This House would allow communities to reduce the amount of policing employed within their neighborhoods
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Novice_Final This House would allow the creation of Savior Siblings* (*a child who is born for the purpose of providing an organ or cell transplant to a sibling who is affected with a fatal disease)
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Quarters This House would allow individuals to sue religious institutions in their community for propagating beliefs that cause them significant harm
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the Obama administration should have prioritized affordable tertiary education over affordable healthcare
2018-09-28 HWS IV 2018 Open_Final This House believes that the state should curb assortative mating* (*the phenomenon of people primarily entering relationships and building families with those of similar social and economic characteristics)
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 1 This House Believes that the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 2 This House believes that State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 3 This House believes that the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 4 This House Regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 5 This House Believes That South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 6 This House regrets the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence* as the central theme. *Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 7 This House, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 8 This House Believes That Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 9 This house supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters THBT the EU should decriminalise human smuggling*. * Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Semis THR the decline of labour union power in the West
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 ESL_Final This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Octos THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Quarters THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country's monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Semis THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
2018-07-30 Novi Sad EUDC 2018 Open_Final THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 1 This house would ban all communication tech companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) from encrypting their users data, including the content of their communications, in such a way that the company cannot retrieve that data even under a court order.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 2 This house supports job security legislation.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 3 This house would redefine the criterion for excessive force in the US to be any use of beyond what is reasonable given all the facts of the case, including the benefit of hindsight (e.g. whether the individual had a gun, not whether it was reasonable to believe he had a gun).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 4 This house would limit the amount of time that a museum can display a given piece of art to 3 months out of every 10 year period, rather than allow museums to display their works as long as they choose.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 5 This house would allow citizens to vote on individual bills in place of their representative, with the representative retaining the voting power of those of their constituents who did not directly vote on that specific bill.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 6 This house believes that all states should mandate that research on and use of CRISPR technology be exclusively carried out by institutions funded entirely by the state.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 7 This house, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.).
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 8 This house prefers a world in which all individuals who have achieved a middle class standard of living choose to pursue the highest level of achievement in their chosen career, rather than a wold in which those individuals priorities day-to-day enjoyment over work.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 9 This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Semis This house believes that Catholic religious officials in Mexico should not make statements in support of governmental policies, political parties, or candidates.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 EFL_Final This house believes that it is better for the general population to be more optimistic about the current and future state of the nation (including societal cohesion, peace processes, the state of the economy) than an objectively accurate judgement.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Quarters This house, as the Chinese Communist Party, would lift all restrictions on foreign investments in China, except restrictions critical to national security.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Semis This house prefers a non-adversarial legal system
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 ESL_Final In democratic post-colonial states, This house believes that opposition parties to the party of independence should claim and use the legacy of anti-colonial resistance.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the rest of the world.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Octos This house supports the court's decision to acquit Tehlirian
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Quarters This house, as a parent of a child with ASPD, would enable and support that child given that child’s aims based on their current psychological makeup, instead of trying to make them more empathic.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Semis This house would create an international court with the ability to classify national debt as “Odious Debt” at the debtor nation’s request and remove the obligation of that nation to pay.
2018-01-01 Mexico WUDC 2018 Open_Final This House would rather save the live of a single child over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 1 This house would give companies tax breaks on all revenues paid as renumeration (salaries and bonus) to all female employees
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 2 THR the substitution of digital entertainment (e.g. tv, movies, video games) for written materials (e.g. novels, Kindle, comic books) in the lives of children
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 3 THBT former human rights activists under dictatorial regimes should not seek elected office (e.g. MP) after the transition to democracy
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 4 This house prefers a world in which all religions believe in Universal Salvation
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 5 This House regrets the rise of Xi Jinping
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 ESL_Semis This house believes that criminal justice systems should never incorporate retribution as an aim in determining criminal punishments
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 ESL_Final This House regrets the use of the term "moderate muslim" by Muslims to identify themselves
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Quarters This house would force all companies worth over $1 billion to list publicly
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Semis In cases where a supreme court would currently rule on the compliance of a given law with a constitutional provision, THW hold a public referendum on whether to abandon that constitutional provision
2017-11-17 Cambridge IV 2017 Open_Final THBT it is always immoral to fight for one's country
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 1 THW provide means-tested welfare in the form of basic goods and services (including vouchers), rather than cash payments.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 2 THBT twitter has done more harm than good
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 3 TH Prefers Asian Values to Western liberalism
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 4 THBT investors should cease purchasing bonds issued by the Venezuelan government.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 5 THBT minority parents should shelter their children from the existence of racism for as long as possible
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 ESL_Semis THBT that the EU should suspend the voting rights of Poland.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 ESL_Final THW ban the creation of all artificial conscious beings.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Novice_Finals THW require all sold products to clearly display their price in Dead Children Currency.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Quarters THR the creation and adoption of cryptocurrencies.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Semis THBT Mohammed bin Salman's policies are in the interests of the ruling House of Saud.
2017-11-10 Oxford IV 2017 Open_Final Assuming it could be done peacefully, THW replace all existing governments with a single global democratic government.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 1 THW ban police unions.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 2 THBT Pharmaceutical companies should be held civilly liable for the opiate crisis
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 3 THB the Democratic Party should prioritize/welcome the nomination of candidates at all levels of government who favor more radical changes to existing policies and structures over those who are seen as more "electable"
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 4 This house regrets the development of mass tourism at world heritage sites
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 5 TH, as a prominent African-American group, would seek to create autonomous spaces of politics, economics etc. rather than integrating with American society
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Novice_Final THW, as President Trump, fire Robert Mueller
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Quarters THW, as the US government, recognize the DPRK as a nuclear state and no longer oppose their nuclear program on the condition they discontinue long-range missile development.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis The United States of Africa is a proposed concept for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the African continent. The concept takes its origin from the writing of Marcus Garvey, an influential pan-Africanist leader in the early 20th century.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis THS the political unification of Africa
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Final THBT Truth and Reconciliation Commissions should destroy all collected testimony upon publication of the commissions' reports.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 1 THBT civil rights legal organizations (e.g. ACLU) should refuse to provide legal resources to white supremacists and other hate groups.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 2 THW replace existing welfare systems with a universal basic income.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 3 Of religions that promise reward for faithful practice, THW prefer religions that promise reward will come in the afterlife as opposed to those that promise material reward in this life.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 4 THBT the U.S. should eliminate all protective measures on the trading and use of green technologies.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip 5 THBT social movements should emphasize an individual’s capacity to change their circumstances in the face of oppression, as opposed to emphasizing the structures that restrict and determine an individual’s fate.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Novice_Semis THR the modern high prioritization of sexual compatibility in romantic relationships.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Open_Quarters THBT, in large metropolitan areas, the government should use eminent domain to create high density housing development.
2017-09-29 HWS North American Universities Debating Championsip Open_Final THBT scholars who study under-represented groups in history should emphasize their contribution to events that are commonly considered historically significant, rather than studying the history of those groups’ contributions to their own societies.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 1 This house believes that the US should ban extremist groups (e.g. the KKK and neo-Nazi groups)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 2 This house believes that the WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 3 THR the rise of “Sharing Culture”
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 4 This house believes that states should significantly fund female-only tech companies
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 5 This house, as Israel, supports the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 6 This house supports universities treating students as customers (eg by allocating significant resources to improving students lifestyles, and granting students influence over university decisions and the content and delivery of course curricula)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 7 This house believes that Western institutions should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, non-Western medical institutions that do not meet Western standards on human clinical trials
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 8 This house believes that LGBT groups should actively seek to include Side B Christians.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 9 This house supports the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots (Lethal Autonomous Robots are fully autonomous military weapons that can select and engage targets without human intervention).
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 ESL_Final THB that Western European states at high risk for terror attacks should implement 'state of emergency' laws.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Semis THR the mass deregulation of the financial sector
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Final TH as the Kremlin would commemorate the 1917 Russian Revolution as a tradegy rather than a triumph for the nation.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 1 This house supports the use of “eye in the sky” policing in urban areas with high crime rates.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 2 This house supports democratic governments using social disgust as a grounds for restricting public speech or display.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 3 This house regrets the shift in focus within the academic study of history from studying great figures and institutions to studying cultural forces and the experiences of ordinary people.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 4 Given the choice as an individual who is a typical, healthy 30-year-old, THW elect to never again feel the emotion of sorrow.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin 5 This house believes that the US should issue guest worker visas, under which minimum wage laws would not apply.
2017-04-07 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT governments should abandon the strategy of "decapitation" in fighting terrorism.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 1 This House believes that post-genocidal regimes should destroy all places of extermination (for example, death camps)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 2 This House would allow members of the armed forces to form labour unions
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 3 This House believes that sports leagues should significantly tax and redistribute from wealthier teams to poorer teams
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 4 In areas with rapidly rising property prices, This House would suspend all restrictions on property development that are not health and safety requirements (for example, environmental zoning regulations, building height restrictions, and regulations on the appearance of buildings)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 5 This House believes that the Netherlands should allow citizens to purchase additional votes from the government at a cost proportional to their wealth (for example, one additional vote for 1% of wealth)
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 6 This House believes that the world would be a better place if women from privileged backgrounds turned down any benefits arising from affirmative action programs.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 7 This House believes that South Korea should produce nuclear weapons
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 8 This House regrets the glamorization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own companies rather than pursue traditional career paths
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 9 This House would temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards in times of unusually high unemployment, including workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hours restrictions etc.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 EFL_Final THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on wealthy, and expansion of the welfare states.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Quarters This House believes that the US government should provide significant campaign funding for US congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Semis This house, as the pope, would abolish the requirement for clerical celibacy.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 ESL_Final THW force all news organisations to operate as non-profits
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This house believes that countries close to conflict zones should only grant long-term asylum to refugees who agree to one year of military service.
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Octos This house would ban advocacy for religious belief in public places
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Semis TH, as the Chinese Communist Party, will allow fair and competitive elections for local elections
2017-01-01 Dutch WUDC 2017 Open_Final This House would apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 1 THBT liberals should not use pejorative labels such as racist, bigot, sexist etc to describe people whose beliefs they disagree with.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 2 THW transition to a cash-less society.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 3 THW significantly increase people’s leisure time at the expense of greater prosperity, progress and growth.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 4 THW not allow “intersex” female athletes (such as Caster Semenya) to compete in female sporting competitions unless they take hormone suppressants.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 5 THW not prosecute former child soldiers for crimes committed as adults.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semi THW force large companies above a certain size to be fully publicly listed.
2016-11-19 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final THBT environmental NGOs should promote genetic engineering.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 1 This House would abolish all government schemes that provide grants, tax-breaks or loans at preferential terms to home buyers
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 2 THBT indigenous groups in parliamentary democracies should form independent political parties instead of encouraging their members to vote for, and run on behalf of, existing parties
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 3 This House believes that governments should make available a publicly searchable database containing the income, wealth and taxes paid by all citizens
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 4 This House would prohibit the use of predictive algorithms in criminal trials
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV 5 This House, as Israel, opposes a Iran nuclear deal
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House believes that membership of the EAEU is in the interests of Central Asian states.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Novice_Final This House would allow individuals to sue the government when the government has failed to provide a basic standard of living.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter This House believes that states should focus on negotiating bilateral trade agreements over large, regional agreements such as the TPP and RCEP.
2016-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Final This House prefers a world in which Islam is structured around a strong, central governing authority (e.g. The Pope in Catholicism)
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 1 When police are put on trial for alleged instances of a violent wrongdoing, this House would decrease the burden of proof to the balance of probabilities.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 2 This House would allow negative voting.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 3 This House believes that armies should indoctrinate soldiers to take their own lives in the event that they fall captive to the enemy.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that the state should promote the norm of the 'single life'.
2016-11-11 Oxford IV 5 This House believes that NATO should expel members that do not meet the organisation's defence spending targets.
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 1 THP a unified state-dominated public policy research landscape to one dominated by ideologically defined think tanks
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 2 THBT Kashmir should strive for independence rather than political unification with Pakistan
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 3 THP a world where the notion of the afterlife is based on karmic balance and not divine mercy
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 4 THBT when systemically important financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (eg, via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 5 THBT Islamic Authorities in South East Asia should issue a fatwa declaring Wahhabism to be un-Islamic
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 6 THBT western social justice groups (feminist advocacy groups, LGBT advocacy groups) should have a local agenda, as opposed to a global agenda
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Quarters THR regrets the market’s erosion of the nation state
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Semis THR the rise of New Atheism.
2016-10-21 North American Universities Debating Championships 2016 Open_Final THBT indigenous peoples would be justified in sabotaging (violently or otherwise) economic projects in the event that they are built across or on their land without their democratic consent.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 1 THW allocate scholarships and financial aid exclusively on the basis of financial need
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 2 THS the continued consumption of old novels and films that endorse- even tacitly- the beliefs that today would be considered bigoted
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 3 THW ban funding by third parties of tortious lltigiation
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 4 THW sanction the intelligence, military, and political leaders of Pakistan.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 5 THBT the feminist movement should campaign for the equal sexualization of men in the media as opposed to campaigning against the sexualization of women
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 6 THR the automation of jobs previously performed by humans (eg self driving cars, self checkouts)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Novice_Final THW factor public horror into the punishment of a crime
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Quarters THBT the European Union should impose punitive measures on the UK in the Brexit negotiations.
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Semis THR the inculcation of national identity through shared rituals (eg national ceremonies, anthems, pledges of allegiance, etc)
2016-09-30 HWS IV 2016 Open_Final THR the new politics of the campus left
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 1 TH regrets the rise of social media as a primary source of news distribution
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 2 TH supports Barack Obama's statements that emphasise African- Americans taking individual responsibility for improving their own position in life
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 3 THW create state-run centres where individuals can purchase and consume psychedelic* drugs *drugs whose primary effect is to alter cognition and perception e.g. LSD and Magic Mushrooms
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 4 TH supports strong government intervention to prevent gentrification* *process when significant numbers of wealthier people move to a poor area
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 5 THBT the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra should regularly play the works of Richard Wagner
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 6 TH regrets the mass commercialisation of football
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 7 TH supports Sanctuary Cities in the United States
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 8 THBT Latin American states should provide extensive material support for a military coup against the Venezualan government
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 9 THBT the European Union should fund satirical* publications in its member states that target far-right political parties * the use of humour and exaggeration to criticize
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THBT Western States should fund the spread of atheism in Iraq through provision of education, health care and welfare
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Semis TH regrets the safe space movement’s attempts to significantly limit speech on university campuses
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 ESL_Final THBT western nations should support breakaway states in former Soviet Union (e.g. East Ukraine or South Ossetia) after free and fair referendum.
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Partial_Octos TH supports BRICS* countries creating alternatives to the current international economic institutions (i.e. the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation) * Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Quarters THW require the economic policies of political parties to be approved by an independent panel of experts before being used in campaigns
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Semis TH supports Iran’s extension of the Sharia principle of “an eye for an eye” to the victims of acid attacks
2016-08-14 Warsaw EUDC 2016 Open_Final THW nationalize and provide public access to the Metadata being gathered by online multinational companies.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 1 TH Supports the proliferation of free schools
2016-02-13 LSE Open 2 THIS HOUSE WOULD require all government ministers to have majority approval from the professional bodies their department has legislative responsibility for. (For example, the UK Minister for Health would need majority approval from the British Medical Association)
2016-02-13 LSE Open 3 Assuming there are actors who fit the criteria: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That film directors have a moral obligation to cast actors who share key lived experiences with the characters they play.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 4 THIS HOUSE BELIEVES That western liberal democracies should cease all direct military action in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
2016-02-13 LSE Open 5 THIS HOUSE WOULD Make corporation tax proportional to company wage ratios
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Semifinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open ESL Final THW Prefer to live in A Brave New World
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Quarterfinal THW Introduce a system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers in the European Union
2016-02-13 LSE Open Open Semifinal THBT The USA should adopt a parliamentary democracy rather than a presidential one.
2016-02-13 LSE Open Final THW Allow individuals to sign contracts which cede future rights of theirs to other individuals (for example, to sell themselves into slavery)
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 1 THW allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 2 THW prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 3 THBT all states should collectively aggregate and evenly distribute all revenue from mineral wealth globally on a per capita basis
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 4 THBT governments with racially diverse populations should never record the ethnic or racial background of their residents
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 5 THBT the US should withdraw from East Asia and cede regional hegemony to China.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 6 THBT states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 7 TH supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions)
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 8 THBT the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 9 THBT criminal punishments should be based only on the offenders' culpability rather than the damages caused by the criminal act or other outcomes derived from the punishment
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Semis TH would retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practises for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 EFL_Final THBT campaigners for refugee protection should not use pictures displaying the graphic suffering of refugees as part of their advocacy.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Quarters THW prefer a world in which extremely wealthy people in Western liberal states donate excess money to their governments rather than to charities
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Semis THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 ESL_Finals TH supports the decline of the nations-state's power in an increasingly globalized world.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_1 Assuming the technology to do so easily and safely exists, THW force everyone in society to undergo periodic sex changes.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Masters_2 THW kill baby Hitler
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Partials TH regrets mainstream, commercial films that depict historical subjugation and/or crimes against humanity.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Octos TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Quarters TH supports the establishment of a Black secessionary state within the territory of the United States, the founding of which is supported by the American government.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Semis THBT non-western countries who were once colonized, when fabricating the material culture of national identity (anthems, street names, holidays, flag, etc.) should privilege pre colonial history and notions of indigeneity over themes of anti colonial resistance.
2016-01-01 Thessaloniki WUDC 2016 Open_Final THBT the world's poor would be justified in pursuing complete Marxist revolution.
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 This house believes that medical staff should be able to opt out of providing treatments on religious or ethical grounds
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 This house regrets the eastward expansion of the European Union during and since 2004
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 This house would prefer a world without religious beliefs
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 This house believes that Israel should have continued the occupation of Gaza
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 This house believes that educational institutions should never attempt to restrict the freedom of expression of students or staff (except when mandated by law)
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi This House Regrets the perception that soldiers are heroes
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THBT Saudi Arabia should limit participation in the Hajj to the citizens of countries that are committed to taking direct action against IS
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THR the partition of India
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi TH Opposes the Sharing Economy
2015-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT the international community should pay countries near to conflict zones to process, settle and restrict the further movement of refugees
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 1 This House Would Ban Religious Primary and Secondary Schools
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 2 This house believes US immigration policy should only prioritise merit-based standards of acceptance over the reunification of families.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 3 This house would end penalty enhancements for hate crimes.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 4 This House believes that Western Liberal Democracies should boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV 5 This house would allow opponents of abortion to sign legally-binding contracts with pregnant women, in which they pay those pregnant women not to have an abortion.
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Semi THW accept 'I was only following orders' as a defence in war crimes trials
2015-11-13 Oxford IV ESL_Final THR the institutions of marriage and civil partnership
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Novice_Final THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws (mandating that people take care of their parents)" - or words to that effect
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of mega-cities
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT after 50 years of ownership the state should have the right to repossess all works of painting or sculpture for the purpose of public display
2015-11-13 Oxford IV Open_Final A new planet has been discovered identical to Earth. 1 of 2 systems can be implemented on this planet (or words to that effect). THW implement communism over capitalism.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 1 That academic social science departments should make active efforts to hire faculty that do not have progressive beliefs.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 2 This house would restrict the benefits of the schengen agreement to citizens of the EU only.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 3 That the government should regulate automated driving systems (e.g. google driverless cars), so that in the event of a potential accident, the programme makes decisions that prioritise the safety of those outside of the vehicle over that of the passengers within.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 4 That non-white actors shouldn’t pursue roles where characters they would portray are based on ethnic stereotypes.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 5 That governments in democracies should not control the school history curriculum.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 Open_Semi That people who currently choose to be vegetarian on the grounds of animal welfare should instead consume products where the production process treats animals well.
2015-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2015 Open_Final That technology companies should refuse to provide governments information about their customers, even if that would mean breaking the law.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 1 This House would pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 2 This House believes that when multi-national corporations conduct any business in Western states, these nations should enforce their environmental standards at all stages of production.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 3 This House believes that Western states should not use private military contractors in combat.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 4 This House would ban any treatment, service or ritual from claiming a physical healing effect until it is tested and proven more effective than a placebo by a national regulator.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 5 This House believes that the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 6 This House would only allow the media and campagning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 7 TH believes that the West should stop all attempts to gather information or intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 8 TH believes that it is legitimate for individuals to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 9 THW introduce a 100% inheritance tax
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters TH would legalise surrogacy for profit in Western Liberal Democracies
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis TH would introduce a mandatory term of at least 1 year of non-military national service for 18year olds
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Semis_Aborted TH would allow EU citizens to donate to political parties in any EU state
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 ESL_Final TH believes that parents of a musical child genius have a moral obligation to push that child to maximise their musical potential.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH would prohibit businesses from taking a public position on social issues
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Semis TH would require all defendants in criminal cases to be represented only by state-employed lawyers.
2015-08-03 Vienna EUDC 2015 Open_Final TH would treat the deaths of soldiers as regrettable losses of lives rather than examples of heroism.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants’ religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g., administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.).
2015-04-19 HWS Round Robin Open_Final THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THS establishing an independent state of Kurdistan.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THW measure gross national happiness and base policy decisions on those measurements.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THW disallow exclusive private arbitration for contracts between corporations and individuals.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 Setting aside infectious diseases, THW work to prevent interaction with tribes who have not had contact with the modern world.
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants' religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites (e.g. administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.)
2015-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THB prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 1 THB existing welfare programs should be replaced by unconditional cash transfers.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 2 THB political polling and major election analytics do more harm than good.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 3 THW not let cities use public funds to construct stadiums for professional sports teams.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 4 THB the U.S. should impose substantial tarriffs on Chinese goods until China ceases all currency manipulation.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 5 THR the success of white artists who co-opt minority dominated music subcultures (e.g. Rap, jazz, hip-hop, etc.)
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) 6 THW hold govrenment officials criminally responsible for severe harm to citizens resulting from grossly negligent public policy.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Quarters THR the rise of Choice Feminism.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Semis THB the EU should revoke membership status of any state that withdraws from the Schengen Agreement.
2015-03-11 NAUDC (@ Ithaca College) Open_Finals THR "True Crime" entertainment. (e.g. Making a Murderer, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Serial, etc.)
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 2 THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 3 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 4 THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 5 THBT the international community should cut off internet access in Syria
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 6 THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 7 THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 8 THBT the US and EU should seek to promote peace by heavily subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 9 TH, as a medical professional employed by the US military or security sevices, would, and would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Semis THW ban its citizens from visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on tourism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 EFL_Final THBT progressive politicians in conservative societies should pander to bigots, racists, hardline conservatives and others with regressive views in attempting to win elections
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Quarters THBT the African-American community should actively oppose 'broken windows policies'
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Semis THW strictly limit the replacement of workers with technology by companies
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 ESL_Finals THBT liberal democracies that overthrow the governments of other states should impose power-sharing, even when this severely overrides or delays democratic representation
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_1 TH regrets the rise of art that celebrates gaining material wealth
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Masters_2 THBT judges should deliberately misinterpret constitutions to protect important liberties
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Partials THW allow corporations to use hackers to retaliate against cyberattacks where the state seems unwilling or unable to do so
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Octos THBT disadvantaged groups should emphasise their conformity with, rather than distinctiveness from, dominant culture, as a strategy for improving their social position
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Quarters TH regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Semis THBT all states should create special economic zones in cities, where all economic activities (except the purchase of goods and services) are carried out by women
2015-01-01 Malaysia WUDC 2015 Open_Final THBT humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 1 THW not punish those who live below the poverty line for economic crimes, e.g. theft
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 2 TH, as a superhero, would agree to use their powers solely in service of the democratic state
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 3 THS the objectification of men in popular culture.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 4 THW require that any houses or apartments left vacant for six months or more be surrendered to the State.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV 5 THBT Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THBT Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV ESL_Final Assuming the existence of a gay gene, THW disproportionately favour embryos that possess it in IVF.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THW prohibit all research aiming to create sentient artificial intelligences.
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Semis THS the New Atheism movement
2014-11-21 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT unpaid domestic workers should strike for state pay
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 1 THBT in order for a law to be enacted, it should have to be passed by the legislature and then by a body chosen at random from eligible voters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 2 THBT press agencies should not purchase or publish the work of freelance war reporters.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 3 THBT the EU should suspend Hungary’s membership rights.
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 4 This house, as the gay community, regrets the existence of Grindr
2014-11-14 Oxford IV 5 This house would deny public funding to parties with explicitly ethnic-based membership or platforms
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 1 THW limit private land ownership
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 2 THW abolish prisons
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 3 TH regrets the concept of an afterlife
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 4 THW allow private entities to discriminate on grounds that are forbidden for the state to discriminate on (or words to that effect)
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 5 THBT western media should refuse to publicise videos or events designed to generate terror
2014-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2014 Open_Semi THW allow retired parents to seek support payments from their adult children
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 1 This house would pay additional benefits to families on welfare according to their child’s performance in school.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 2 This house supports two-party political systems over multi-party political systems.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 3 This house would ban international aid charities from using senational, graphic, or overly-emotional images of suffering in fundraising and advertising campaigns.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 4 This house believes that EU member states should nationalise all their oil and gas resources in order to surrender total ownership and control of them to an EU-run energy agency.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 5 This house believes that states of the former Yugoslavia should not commemorate the events of the Yugoslav Wars.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 6 This house would introduce blind voting.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 7 This house would require of police departments that the ethnic composition of their arrests match the ethnic composition of the population in their jurisdiction.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 8 This house believes that micro-finance organisations (including, but not limited to: NGOs, charities and development banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 9 This house believes that states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Tiebreak This house would make membership in a labour union compulsory for every worker.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Quarters This house would require companies to place images of animal suffering on all products or food whose production harmed or killed animals.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Semis This house believes that leaders of minority religions in Europe should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from public displays of their faith.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 ESL_Final THW, assuming it was technically feasible, remove the ability of soldiers to feel fear
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Quarters This house believes that supreme/constitutional courts should not have the power to strike down legislation.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Semis This house believes that the United States of America should invade, and forcibly partition Iraq.
2014-08-19 Zagreb EUDC 2014 Open_Finals This House believes that feminist movement should oppose military interventions which claim to further women's rights
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THW measure the efficacy of charities and strip those with comparatively low social value of their charitable status.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THBT a world without organized religion would be a better world.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THS the boycotting of Israeli academics.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 THBT full gender emancipation requires the end of monogamy as a dominant social norm.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THW permit parents to stunt physical development of their severely mentally disabled children.
2014-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THBT, within broad budgetary constraints, environmental policy should be decided by unelected scientific experts selected by their peers.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 1 THW abolish spousal privilege
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 2 THBT authors who belong to historically oppressed peoples should only write in their native languages
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 3 THBT the feminist movement should campaign to deconstruct masculinity rather than mobilize masculinity to serve feminist goals
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 4 THBT states should not hold prisoners of war after a conflict's cessation.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 5 THR the rise of pop-cultural authories on what constitutes good sex.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) 6 THW consider an academic's publicly stated political positions (e.g. blogs, tweets, editorials) in hiring, tenure and promotion decisions.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Quarters THBT all media organizations should be owned and run by journalists
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Semis TH supports the prominence of the American Dream in the national American discourse.
2014-03-11 NAUDC (@ HWS College) Open_Finals TH, as the United States, would actively foment democratic unrest in China.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 1 THBT the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas (schools of Islamic study) throughout the Islamic world
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 2 THW allow first-time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them in place of a prison sentence
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 3 TH regrets the rise of a 'hookup culture' (one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 4 THBT developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for elected office
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 5 THBT the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the interests of the small and medium-sized negotiating countries.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 6 THW make the receipt of welfare payments to raise children conditional on the use of long-term, but reversible, contraception
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 7 THBT government agencies that regulate drugs should only test whether a drug is safe, not whether it is effective, before approving it for public use.
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 8 THBT NATO should unconditionally offer membership to the states of the former Soviet Union, excluding Russia
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 9 TH regrets the commodification of indigenous cultures
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 EFL_Semis THBT the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 EFL_Final THBT multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chain
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Quarters THW remove all copyright protection for material deemed to be morally objectionable
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Semis THBT Pope Francis should publicly encourage Catholics to support radically redistributive government policies
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 ESL_Final THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Partial_Double_Octos THW abolish gated communities in the developing world
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Octos THBT Japan should shame its soldiers who participated in WWII, including those who did not commit war crimes themselves
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Quarters THW auction off the long-term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Semis THBT women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia, such as waxing and labiaplasty
2014-01-01 Chennai WUDC 2014 Open_Final THBT India should adopt aggressive free market policies.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 1 THW give primates and cetaceans the same rights to life, freedom from physical harm and freedom of movement as humans.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 2 THBT developed countries should set maximum rents for residential properties in large urban centres.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 3 THBT despite the expressed wishes of the Pakistani government, the United States should continue to target the leaders of Tehrik-i-Talibani (Pakistani Taliban).
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 4 THW break up banks like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC, that are deemed "too big to fail".
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV 5 THW ban religious charities from engaging in proselytisation.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THW prevent those who deny climate change from seeking political office.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV ESL_Finals THBT it should be the policy of the US to conduct all of its military interventions unilaterally.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THBT the Republican and Democratic parties should select congressional, senate and presidential candidates through a vote by the party leadership rather than through primaries.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Semis Instead of creating a Jewish state in the British Mandate of Palestine, with the benefit of hindsight THW have created a Jewish state in Germany.
2013-11-15 Cambridge IV Open_Finals THBT it is in the West's interests for Assad to decisively win the Syrian civil war.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 1 THW provide mobile teachers for the compulsory education of children in travelling communities (e.g. Roma and Irish travellers)
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 2 THBT developing countries should collectivelly agree to radically redistributive tax policies.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 3 THW ban the gender testing of athletes in sports.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 4 THW require major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV 5 THBT national war memorials should commemorate the casualties on all sides of the conflict.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THBT political parties should adopt non-hierarchical organisational structures.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV ESL_Finals THBT liberal democracies should cut all economic and military ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Novice_Finals THBT when courts sentence offenders, they should give considerable weight to the views of the victims.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THW, as a liberal democracy, restrict coverage of small-scale terrorist attacks.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT identity-based social movements should not include in their movements allies who are not part of the identity group in question.
2013-11-10 Oxford IV Open_Finals THBT the US should dissolve its military capabilities.
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 1 THW ban intl (cross border) commercial surrogacy
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 2 THW, as a parent of a young woman, advise her to drink responsibly to reduce the risk of them being sexually assaulted
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 4 That college athletes in the Us should be paid as professionals
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 5 THW only give funding to indigenous groups that are democratically organised.
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 Open_Semi This house would not prosecute individuals for pirating entertainment media for their own use
2013-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2013 Open_Final This house believes that the west should forgive debt owed by governments of developing countries
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 1 THW ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 2 THW require international development aid budgets to be approved by popular referenda
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 3 TH, as the Muslim Brotherhood, would sincerely offer to cease resistance, participate in elections and respect a liberal constitution
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 4 THW permit government agencies to conduct automated surveillance without court authorisation
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 5 THBT Israel should allow members of the Jewish diaspora to vote in elections
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 6 TH applauds the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality. For example: Nothing on, I strut around; I do it big, I shut it down; I wonder if you’ll be able to handle me; Rita Ora – R.I.P
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 7 THBT it is in China’s strategic interest to cease all non-humanitarian assistance to North-Korea until it verifiably ends its nuclear programme
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 8 THBT Barack Obama should not have granted legal immunity to officials who ordered the use of torture
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 9 THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than cash payments
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Quarters THBT men should consistently call out and correct chauvinistic claims by colleagues and co-workers
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Semis THBT environmental agencies should start a campaign of sabotage and destruction against major pollution companies
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 ESL_Final THBT the state should not fund any works of art or performances that the average citizen would not recognize as having artistic merit
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Quarters THBT African countries should adopt English as the principle language of instruction
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Semis TH regrets that Western Media demonised Islamist Terrorists rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate grievances
2013-08-18 Manchester EUDC 2013 Open_Final THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 1 THW allow legislation through voter initiated referenda.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 2 THW establish a US federal court with the authority to approve targeted killings of unlawful combatants.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 3 THW prohibit provincial and local governments from offering tax incentives to lure corporations to open business in their domain.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 4 THBT the discovery of a means to stop the human aging process would be a curse to humanity.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin 5 THBT governments should use corporal punishment instead of incarceration for a significant number of crimes.
2013-04-01 HWS Round Robin Open_Finals THS diversity quotas for university admissions.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 1 THW require all criminal defendants to use a government-provided lawyer.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 2 THW withhold government funding from indigenous bands or tribal councils that do not have a democratic form of government.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 3 THW aggressively prioritize the posting of female diplomats to countries with poor women's rights records.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 4 THBT Pakistan should sincerely pursue peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 5 THW not grant developing countries the right to host major sporting events.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Novice_Finals THW extend the right to vote in Israeli elections to all Jews everywhere, including those who live outside of Israel.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Quarters THBT white entertainers should refrain from using cultural modes of expression that come from minority cultures.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Semis THBT all major daily newspapers and TV news channels should be required to treat all controversial issues with due accuracy and impartiality.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Finals THBT religious leaders should not endorse candidates for political office.
2013-02-16 LSE Open 1 THBT Western Liberal Democracies should institute bans on their citizens visiting illiberal states whose economies depends on tourism
2013-02-16 LSE Open 2 THW require prospective owners or large shareholders of sport clubs / teams to gain majority support from season ticket holders or other representatives of the fan base to complete their acquisition
2013-02-16 LSE Open 3 THW make conscription a war crime
2013-02-16 LSE Open 4 THW require close relatives of the homeless to pay their welfare costs to the extent that they can afford to do so
2013-02-16 LSE Open 5 THW allocate state funding for the arts exclusively to new and original work, and never to reproductions of ‘great works’ or other old plays, opera, music, films or art
2013-02-16 LSE Open ESL_Final This House would allow pro-life organisations to offer to pay women considering abortions to carry the baby to term (assuming adequate child support services exist)
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Quarters THBT the International Criminal Court should focus on indicting and prosecuting larger numbers of middle-to-low ranking suspects for war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, rather than smaller numbers of high ranking suspects
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Semis This House believes that the civil and criminal legal system has no business considering or regulating behaviour that exclusively occurs in online virtual worlds such as ‘Second Life’
2013-02-16 LSE Open Open_Final This House would support policies of ‘ever increasing political union’ – i.e. progressive political integration aimed at the distant goal of federal unification – amongst members of the League of Arab States
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 1 THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 2 THBT Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 3 THW only imprison individuals who pose a direct and continuing threat to society
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 4 THBT International development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 5 THBT self described progressive males of dominant ethnicities are morally obliged to refrain from taking positions of responsibility where there is a qualified alternative candidate from a historically disadvantaged group who would otherwise receive the post
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 6 THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 7 THBT European Union nations should forgive Greece’s sovereign debt
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 8 THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have a child
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 9 THW ban political parties and require all candidates for national public office to seek election as independents
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Quarters THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Semis THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a 'supreme court' of scientific experts
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 EFL_Final TH welcomes the decline of the USA as the sole global super power.
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Quarters THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes (same as EFL_Quarters)
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Semis THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 ESL_Final THBT representative democracies with large numbers of foreigners living in their territory (on a temporary or permanent basis) should create specific seats to represent them in parliament.
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Partial_Double_Octos THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Octos THBT the US should cut off military aid to Egypt
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Quarters THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Semis TBHT the WTO should never allow nations to place export restrictions on food, rare-earth metals, and other non-oil commodities
2013-01-01 Berlin WUDC 2013 Open_Final THW not allow religious communities to expel members on the basis of views or actions that contradict doctrinal teachings
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 1 The state should pay a living wage to stay at home parents
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 2 THB all donor countries should freeze aid to Rwanda
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 3 THW hold the senior executives of major banks and rating agencies criminally liable for the actions of their companies that led to the Global Financial Crisis
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 4 THBT democratic reform is more important than economic growth for China
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV 5 THBT prosecutors should never offer reduced sentences in exchange for testifying against others
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THBT that Japan should not abandon nuclear power
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters TH regrets the rise of 24 hour news culture
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Semis THBT all companies should be at least 75% owned by their workforce, in equal shares
2012-11-17 Cambridge IV Open_Final THBT Egypt should provide a military security guarantee against the invasion of Gaza
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 1 THBT Google, YouTube, & social media websites should remove content which it deems to insult religions
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 2 THB the ANC should nationalize all mines
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 3 THBT Western governments should buy the freedom of slaves
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 4 THBT the Greek military should suspend democratic government until economic recovery
2012-11-09 Oxford IV 5 THBT companies should not take public stance in gay right issues
2012-11-09 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THB governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
2012-11-09 Oxford IV ESL_Final THW give extra votes to youths over the age of 18
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THBT Emily's list should fund pro-choice male candidates
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Semis THBT States should forcibly reverse the transmigration policies of their former dictators
2012-11-09 Oxford IV Open_Final THB in the right to bear arms
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 1 THBT Parents Should Choose Not To Send their Children to Private Schools
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 2 THW Give First Nations Peoples (eg. Native Americans and Aboriginal Australians) Complete Autonomous Self-Government
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 3 THBT The Music Industry Should Not Facilitate the Comebacks of Artists Who Commit Violent Crimes
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 4 THBT The Mexican Government Should Lift All Limits on the Military and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Organised Crime
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 5 THBT The ECB Should Unconditionally Buy Government Debt from Struggling Eurozone Economies
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 6 THW Cap the Amount Corporations Can Spend in Any One Course of Litigation
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 7 THW Require the Military to Recruit Soldiers in Direct Proportion to the Socio-Economic Make-up of the Country
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 8 THBT The Palestinians Should Accept Complete Demilitarisation in Immediate Return for A Sovereign State
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 9 THW Let Anyone Take Up Residence in Any Country, Provided They Can Show that They Will Not be an Economic Burden on that Country
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Quarters TH Supports Life Sentences Without the Possibility of Parole For Serial Serious Re-Offenders
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Semis THBT The Militaries of Newly Democratised Arab Countries Should Act as Guardians of Secularism
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 ESL_Final THW Retrospectively Remove Amnesties Granted to Those Who Committed Crimes As Part of Oppressive Regimes
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Quarters THBT Republika Srpska Should Secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Semis THBT Schools Should Aggressively Stream Students According to their Ability From An Early Age
2012-08-05 Belgrade EUDC 2012 Open_Final THW Amend the US Constitution To Prohibit Any Involvement by Religious Organisation in the Electoral Process
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 1 THW make fathers take paternity leave.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 2 THW prevent politicians from making fact claims that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading to voters.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 3 THW force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 4 THW require individuals to use all their wealth beyond USD 5 million for philanthropic projects.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 5 THW require deaf parents to send their children (whether deaf or hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary education.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 6 TH supports politicians who pass progressive legislation, even where this is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 7 TH supports the free movement of labour worldwide.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 8 THW exempt academic disputes from defamation law.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 9 THW ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 EFL_Semis THBT when doctors discover a patient has STDs, they should reveal that info to the patient’s partner.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 EFL_Final THBT public education systems should raise the aspirations of children from disadvantaged backgrounds beyond that which is realistic to expect them to achieve.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Quarters THW limit government ministers’ standard of living to that of someone on the current median wage.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Semis In countries with few female politicians, THB it is good to have a politically active ‘first lady’.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 ESL_Final TH supports scientists who fabricate evidence exaggerating the certainty of man-made climate change, where there is a low likelihood to be caught.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Octos THW not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or online).
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Quarters THBT “Western” consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Semis THBT images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult shot/xxx domain.
2012-01-01 De La Salle WUDC 2012 Open_Final TH supports nationalism.
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 1 THW allow family members to forcibly commit proven alcoholics and drug addicts to rehabilitation clinics
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 2 THBT all research organizations should institute codes of conduct that forbid the creation of strong Artificial Intelligence (Info slide: A ‘Weak’ Artificial Intelligence is only capable of solving narrowly defined problems. A ‘Strong’ AI is capable of all the same kinds of intellectual tasks as human beings. A Strong AI would be able to reason, plan, learn, adapt, and communicate in natural language. Researchers at major universities have made significant progress towards the creation of Strong AI.)
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 3 THW provide financial assistance to inner city communities to prevent gentrification
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 4 THBT China should make extracting a full apology for Japan’s war crimes a top strategic priority
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV 5 THBT feminism should not campaign against polygamy in poor countries
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Semis THW take the children of the Amish into care
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THB that it is morally legitimate for Occupy Movement to use violence to undermine capitalist institutions
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Quarters THW consider the use of conscripts a war crime
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Semis TH regrets the rise of a distinct African American culture
2011-11-18 Cambridge IV Open_Final THW break Google’s search monopoly
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 1 THBT sexual education classes in schools should teach techniques or pure sexual gratification (including but not limited to ...list follows)
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 2 THBT in developing countries aid organisations should be banned from religious proselytyzing
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 3 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws in times of economic crisis
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 4 THBT Israel should Materially Support Arab Pro-Democratic Movements
2011-11-11 Oxford IV 5 THW place a special tax on successful artists in order to fund new and developing artists
2011-11-11 Oxford IV ESL_Semis THBT the LBGT movement should not support Gay Pride marches
2011-11-11 Oxford IV ESL_Final THBT the leaders of big world corporations should be democratically chosen by national elections
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Quarters THBT international law should allow states which accept refugees to sue the states they come from for compensation.
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Semis THW establish brothels on military bases
2011-11-11 Oxford IV Open_Final THW establish geographical zones in which the sale, possession, and use of drugs is legal
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 1 THW ban child beauty pageants
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 2 THBT Israel should unilaterally preemptively strike Iran
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 3 THBT individuals should be required by governments to invest a defined portion of their salary for their retirement
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 4 THW forcibly remove the homeless from the streets and place them in mental institutions or rehabilitation
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 5 THW consign the European Union to the dustbin of history
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 6 THS comprehensive parental leave paid for by employers
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 Open_Semi THW camp out in solidarity with the “Occupy” protestors
2011-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2011 Open_Final THBT newly democratised Arab nations should not allow religious parties to run for office
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 1 This house believes that national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 2 This house believes that all states have a right to nuclear weapons
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 3 This house believes that governments should not provide benefits on the basis of marital status
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 4 This house believes that central banks should set limits on government spending
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 5 This wouse would prioritise asylum Seekers who have engaged in armed struggle against oppressive regimes
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 6 This wouse would allow teachers unions the right to strike
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 7 This wouse would require individuals to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 8 This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 9 This house believes that social movements should use the courts rather than the legislature to advance social change
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 EFL_Semis This house supports a one state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 EFL_Final This wouse would give more votes to the poor
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Quarters This house believes that domestic courts should try foreign nationals who commit war crimes abroad
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Semis This wouse would prefer that the children of racial minorities be adopted by parents of that race
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 ESL_Final This house believes that the courts should break up consistently dominant political parties
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Masters_1 This wouse would buy local
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Masters_Final This house prefers a philosopher King to a tyrannical democracy
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Octos This wouse would buy countries votes in international organizations
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Quarters This house believes that courts should not enforce wills that discriminate on the basis of race
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Semis This house opposes organised religion
2011-01-01 Botswana WUDC 2011 Open_Final This wouse would invade Zimbabwe
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 1 This house would ban labour unions.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 2 This house believes that developing nations should pay for the full tuition of female university students.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 3 This house would financially incentivize both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 4 THW prohibit high-ranking members of the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers from participation in the election.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 5 THW abolish taxes on alcohol and cigarettes that go beyond normal sales taxes.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 6 THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 7 THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 8 THW partition Sudan.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 9 THW ban all pornography.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 EFL_Semis This House would use faith based rehabilitation in prison.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 EFL_Final This House believes that democratic states should own their own broadcasting corporations.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Quarters This House would ban any scheme intended to cure homosexuality
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Semis This house would allow prisoners to raise their babies behind bars.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 ESL_Final This house would prohibit expression that portrays convicted war criminals in a positive light.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Octos This house believes the West should recognise the Dalai Lama
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Quarters This house would ban all procedures to alter one's racial appearance.
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Semis THB that the United States government should subsidize Twitter to liberalize oppressed societies
2010-01-01 Koc WUDC 2010 Open_Final THB that the media should show the full horror of war
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 1 This house would destroy the results of unethical research,
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 2 This house believes that the European Union should be an economic union, not a political union.
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 3 This house would ban cosmetic surgery
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 4 THW pay for the return of hostages
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 5 THBT groups should have to give up their weapons in order to stand for political office
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 6 THW end all censorship apart from age restrictions
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 Open_Semi This House would legalise the baby trade
2009-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2009 Open_Final This House would prevent criminals from publishing accounts of their crimes
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 1 This house would ban all forms of gambling.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 2 This house would fire the senior managements of all corporations which receive government bailouts.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 3 This house would allow soldiers to sue their government for negligence.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 4 This house would force the religious desegregation of Northern Irish schools.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 5 This house believes that China and India should bear the same obligations as the West in fighting climate change
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 6 This house would criminalise adultery.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 7 This house believes that the west should recognise the independence of Abkhazia.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 8 This house would apply a lower rate of income tax to women.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 9 This house would ban the publication of political opinion polls.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 EFL_Final This house would prohibit all private health care.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 ESL_Final This house would implement quotas for domestic players in national football leagues.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Octos This house would arm local militia to fight the taliban in Afghanistan.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Quarters This house believes that the international criminal court should prosecute crimes against the democratic process.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Semis This house believes governments should subsidise private home ownership.
2009-01-01 Cork WUDC 2009 Open_Final This house would ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 1 This house believes that the gay community should “out” gay celebrities.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 2 This house believes that the military should overthrow governments which have lost popular legitimacy.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 3 This house would criminalise individuals and organisations who do not recycle.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 4 This house would abolish all forms of affirmative action.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 5 This house would allow parents to cast proxy votes on behalf of their children.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 6 \ This house believes that the Palestinians should give up the Right of Return.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 Open_Semi This house would make insulting religion a crime.
2008-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2008 Open_Final This House believes freer markets, rather than more government intervention, are the solution to the current economic crisis.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 1 This House would allow the use of torture.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 2 This House believes that Taiwan should declare independence now
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 3 THW not allow local government to pay for the relocation of homeless people.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 4 This House believes that the European Union should only direct aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 5 This House believes that every criminal defendant should be required to use a government provided defense lawyer.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 6 THW subject foreign political contributions to greater restrictions than domestic contributions.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 7 This House would assassinate Vladimir Putin.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 8 THB that governments should never rescue failing private industry.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 9 This House would deny scarce medical resources to terminally ill patients.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 EFL_Final This house would eliminate all non state-run schools
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Octos This House would support the use of mercenaries by the United Nations.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Quarters This House would force religious adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Semis This House would require doctors to report all cases of suspected domestic violence.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 ESL_Final This house believes that the Turkish military should stop enforcing the separation of church (mosque) and state
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_1 This house regrets the passing of Bhutto
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_2 This house would stop the search for the gay gene
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_3 This house would let them eat whale
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Masters_Final This house would put an age limit on debating
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Octos THB that governments in the developing world should invest in sex tourism.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Quarters This House would force religious adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Semis THB that extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum.
2008-01-01 Assumption WUDC 2008 Open_Final THB that people who give HIV to others must pay drug support.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 1 This house would force single parents receiving welfare to seek work.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 2 This house would use quotas to desegregate Northern Ireland religious schools.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 3 This house believes that the First World should prohibit the immigration of doctors and nurses from the Third World.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 4 This house would allow juries to decide on sentences.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 5 This house would build power stations in ex-Soviet states to reduce their dependence on Russia.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 6 This house would ban the broadcast and dissemination of terrorist videos.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 Open_Semi This house would immediately establish a Palestinian state in the Fatah-controlled West Bank.
2007-11-01 New Zealand BP Debating Championships 2007 Open_Final This House believes Amnesty International should campaign for abortion rights.
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 1 This house would ban government funding of religious schools
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 2 This house believes that the UK should abolish it’s nuclear arsenal
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 3 This House supports accelerated land redistribution in South Africa
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 4 This house would criminalize the payment of ransom
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 5 This house supports independence for Quebec
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 6 This house would abolish all taxes on inherited wealth
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 7 This house would support regime change in Myanmar/Burma
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 8 This house would ban Cosmetic Surgery
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 9 This house would grant citizenship in exchange for military service
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 EFL_Final This house would lift sanctions on Iran
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 ESL_Semis This house believes all serious crimes should be trialed by Jury
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 ESL_Final This house believes that politicians have a right to a private life
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_1 This house would designate one city to permanently host the Olympics
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_2 This house believes that governments should provide heroin addicts with safe injection facilities
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Masters_Final This house supports a 35 hour working week
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Octos This house believes that developing nation should nationalize their energy resources
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Quarters This house believes that people sentenced to life imprisonment should be allowed to choose the death penalty instead
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Semis This house would ban websites that glorify eating disorders
2007-01-01 UBC WUDC 2007 Open_Final This house believes that economic growth is the solution to climate change