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Date Tournament Round Motion
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.
2017-04-07 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
2016-11-18 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.
2015-08-03 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
2014-08-19 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.
2013-08-18 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
2011-01-01 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
2009-01-01 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 That this house would allow abortion at all stages of pregnancy
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.
2007-01-01 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