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Date Tournament Round Motion
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)
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 1 THW allow people to sue partners who cheated on them
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 2 THBT Putin is good for Russian power on the international stage
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 3 THBT the Bulgarian government should pay reparations to all those who were subjected to the Revival process
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 4 THBT the western companies and investors should pull out of the Saudi Arabia's Neom project
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 5 THR the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty etc.)
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Semis TH prefers to be an averagely intelligent person to a genius
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Final THBT it is NOT legitimate to shame public figures for non:criminal actions they did when they were young (eg. partying, alcohol consumption, soft drugs use, political views etc.)
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
2018-11-09 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.
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 1 When casting minority characters, THBT films should only cast actors from that same minority
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 2 THBT India should abandon the Make in India policy
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 3 THS the existence of dual-legal systems for minority religious communities
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 4 THBT the Rohingya should prioritize advocating for an independent state over citizenship and acceptance within Myanmar
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV 5 THR the commercialization of feminism
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of Antifa
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Semis THR the Euro
2017-09-22 IIT Bombay IV Open_Final THW dissolve global human rights institutions in favor of regional human rights institutions
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 1 THW ban all essential service workers from striking (e.g. firemen, policemen, doctors)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 2 THW implement blind voting for general elections (For the purposes of this debate, "blind voting" refers to a system where voters cast their votes for various policies, and a candidate is matched to them based on their preference)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 3 THBT activists should abandon the use of doxxing in order to advance their movement
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 4 THBT the US should impose sanctions on Myanmar until a safe zone is created in the Rakhine state for Rohingya civilians
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 5 THBT the state should only fund artworks that promote socially desirable values (e.g. multiculturalism, equality)
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Quarters THW allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have one child.
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Semis THW impose high property and land taxes on foreign buyers and owners of property
2017-09-09 Guangdong Debate Challenge 2017 Open_Final THS the existence of a "social credit system" (For the purposes of the debate, a "social credit system" refers to a system which assigns a rating to every citizen based on government data regarding their economic history (e.g. paying taxes, paying debts) and social behavior. Ratings impact one's ability to carry out economic transactions, such as seeking employment, renting or buying property.)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 1 THW abolish K-12 private schools
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 2 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the rise of commercial products and services aimed at helping women protect themselves from sexual assault and harassment (e.g. nail polish that changes colour around date rape drugs, anti-rape underwear, "killer tampon", Pink Cabs)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 3 THBT Mexico should pull out of NAFTA
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 4 TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. wearing yarmulkes, hijabs or other articles of faith, etc.)
2017-03-25 Empire Debates 5 In places with significantly high waiting times for finding appropriate donors, THW legalize the private sale of organs
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Novice_Final THW withdraw all military aid to Israel
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Semis THBT Western countries should cease all direct military intervention in Yemen
2017-03-25 Empire Debates Open_Final THP a world in which all people actively believed in determinism as opposed to a world in which they believed in free will
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 1 THW make the directors of major governmental science and technology organizations elected positions (e.g. Director of Environmental Protection Agency, head of National Science Foundation, Minister of Science and Technology)
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose presumptive custody in favor of women in cases of divorce.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 4 THBT it is legitimate for states to deny residency to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 5 THW institute a "robot tax"
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 6 THBT minority groups should not reclaim slurs that have been directed against them.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarters You are a citizen living in today’s world. You have the ability to create a perfect world by picking a random child by global lottery and condemning them to a condition of abject misery. The lottery is unbiased. The child will endure all the world’s extreme suffering in perpetuity (i.e. lack of human contact, torture, starvation, disease). The child’s suffering creates a world without war, famine, disease, or poverty: there is perfect prosperity and happiness. THW do it.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house believes that the USA should fund military action by private intermediaries (e.g. paramilitary groups, private military contractors, vigilante groups) against drug cartels in other countries in the Americas.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Final This house prefers a world where American and Canadian Multi-National Corporations in South America adhere to the environmental and labour standards of their home countries.
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.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 1 THS the rise of homeschooling among minority communities
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 2 THBT environmental refugees should be granted citizenship in countries that have contributed most heavily to global pollution
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 3 THBT minority groups seeking public support for equal rights should emphasize distinct cultures over similarity to the mainstream.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 4 THW financially assist inner-city neighbourhoods in order to prevent gentrification, for instance by subsidizing mixed-income housing over public housing projects.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) 5 THBT all democracies should ban relatives of past office holders from running for election
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Novice_Finals THS genderless parenting
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Semis THBT the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should have its own regional peacekeeping force.
2015-11-27 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships (@ York University) Open_Finals THBT private education institutions should facilitate student demands for spaces of protest to be kept free of media
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 1 THBT developed nations should abolish all protectionist trade policies
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 2 THBT sports leagues with systems of promotion and relegation are good for fans.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 3 THBT the transgender movement should leave the LGBTQ movement
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 4 Deaf culture is the set of social beliefs, behaviours, art, literary traditions, history, values and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness and which use sign languages as the main means of communication. As a hearing parent of a deaf child, THW choose to mainstream your child to the exclusion of participation in deaf culture.
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic 5
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Semis
2015-10-24 HWS Fall Classic Open_Finals THW abolish all US military aid to Saudi Arabia.
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.
2018-09-28 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)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 1 THW allow local communities to vote to reduce the amount of policing present within their districts
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 2 THBT China should remove its restrictions on rural to urban migrants.
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 3 THP a world where everyone has Highly Superior Autobiographical (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 4 Given that private gun ownership is legal, THS the existence of women's gun rights organizations (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 5 THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Novice_Final THO the dominant narrative in popular culture that there exists a soulmate for everyone
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Quarters In countries that have the death penalty, THW implement execution duty (with info slide)
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Semis THW allow individuals to sue religious organizations for compensation for the harmful effects of choices made as a result of adherence to religious doctrine
2017-03-04 Budapest Open 2017 Open_Final THBT it is the Moral Imperative of Liberals within Eastern European countries to stay within their Home Country rather than Emigrate to More Progressive Countries
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 1 THW Give Extra Votes to Individuals who Live in Areas with Consistently Low Voter Turnout
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 2 This House Believes That the state should pay a salary to stay-at-home parents
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 3 Given the existence of "SASP Glasses" technology, This House Would ban them.
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 4 This House Believes That western tech companies should collectively refuse to comply with the Russian personal information law
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 5 This House Believes That developed nations should not recruit high-skilled workers (Such as doctors, engineers, etc.) from developing countries
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Semis Given the ability to accurately measure the moral track record of a person, This House Would criminalize having a consistently negative moral track record
2016-11-26 Moscow Open 2016 Open_Final This House Believes that the Election of Donald Trump Serves the Interests of Russian Citizens
2016-11-11 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.
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 1 THW prosecute violent fouls in sports as criminal assault
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 2 THBT ICC should forcefeed detainees going on hunger strike.
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 3 TH, as China, would allow women, and only women, to marry multiple male partners
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 4 THBT Israel should Privatize the West Bank Checkpoints
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 5 THR the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in childrens
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Semis THW rather be a part of “Club 27” thank live an average anonymous
2016-10-28 Belgrade Open 2016 Open_Final In retrospect, THW have preferred Truth and Reconciliation Comissions over the ICTY to deal with the aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 1 TH, as Catholics, would oppose the canonisation of Mother Theresa.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 2 TH believes that the US Government should provide significant campaign funding for congressmen and senators who score highly on bi-partisan metrics*. *Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc., calculated by independent bodies.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 3 TH believes that the life in the cartel is a better life for Tony Montana than a life of following the law.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 4 TH believes that the state’s general economic approach should be to promote policies which seek to maximise net economic gain*, even when it comes at the expense of structural unemployment. * For example free trade agreements and the automation of labour.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 5 TH believes that Japan should depict the act of Inseki-Jisatsu as cowardly.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open 6 TH believes that liberal states should provide legal and financial aid to citizens who wish to permanently emigrate from them.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Semis TH believes that it is within the interest of Tibetans to assimilate with China.
2016-09-07 Red Sea Open Open_Final TH would allow the “Cultural Defence” in all criminal proceedings.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 1 THW make the number of votes an individual has inversely proportional to their wealth (i.e. the more wealth an individual has the fewer votes in an election).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 2 TalkToys are dolls with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and speech recognition software that enable them to engage in an actual conversation with children (they have a lexicon of thousands of prescript responses). TalkToys are meant to serve as a companion to the child, and they are in the late stages of development. Prominent examples of toys that will be able to talk include Barbie, G.I Joe and Star Wars and Action Figures. THW Ban TalkToys.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 3 The NRA, National Rifle Association of America, is a lobbying group in Washington. Its notable actions include influencing legislation aimed to deregulate gun ownership laws, initiating lawsuits against municipalities that have banned or have placed strict regulations on firearm laws, and endorsing candidates mainly of the Republican Party. THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 4 THW suspend trade unions and labour protection laws in times of economic crisis.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 5 Conscription is mandatory in Egypt for males of ages between 18 to 30. The service obligation is between 12 to 36 months and is followed by a 9-year reserve duty. THBT Egypt Should Conscript Women to Female-Only Units.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 6 THBT Sex Education Classes in Schools Should Teach Techniques For Pure Sexual Gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation).
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 7 THW release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 ProAm_Final During the first centuries AD there was no religious law demanding clerical celibacy in the Catholic sect of Christianity, and there is no direct mentioning of such a requirement in the New Testament. Celibacy is being thought to have been universally adopted by Catholiscm after a decision made by a council in 12th century. TH, as Pope Francis, would remove the requirement of catholic priests to take a vow of celibacy.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT jobs that are deemed to be of moral value or societal importance should have their wages set by the state.
2016-03-18 Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2016 Open_Final THBT using Human Shield tactics, by the weaker side, can be justified in a-symmetrical wars.
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
2018-09-28 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)
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 1 THW make the directors of major governmental science and technology organizations elected positions (e.g. Director of Environmental Protection Agency, head of National Science Foundation, Minister of Science and Technology)
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 2 THBT governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose presumptive custody in favor of women in cases of divorce.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 4 THBT it is legitimate for states to deny residency to immigrants who openly contradict their predominant values.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 5 THW institute a "robot tax"
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship 6 THBT minority groups should not reclaim slurs that have been directed against them.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Quarters You are a citizen living in today’s world. You have the ability to create a perfect world by picking a random child by global lottery and condemning them to a condition of abject misery. The lottery is unbiased. The child will endure all the world’s extreme suffering in perpetuity (i.e. lack of human contact, torture, starvation, disease). The child’s suffering creates a world without war, famine, disease, or poverty: there is perfect prosperity and happiness. THW do it.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Semis This house believes that the USA should fund military action by private intermediaries (e.g. paramilitary groups, private military contractors, vigilante groups) against drug cartels in other countries in the Americas.
2017-03-10 2017 Pan-American Universities Debating Championship Open_Final This house prefers a world where American and Canadian Multi-National Corporations in South America adhere to the environmental and labour standards of their home countries.
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.
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)
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