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Date Tournament Round Motion
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 1 THBT the US should abandon complete denuclearization as a prerequisite to easing sanctions on NK
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 1 THBT the US should abandon complete denuclearization as a prerequisite to easing sanctions on NK
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 2 THR the rise in political consumerism
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 2 THR the rise in political consumerism
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 3 Given a way to accurately measure an individual's empathy, THW only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circle to vote in elections.
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 3 Given a way to accurately measure an individual's empathy, THW only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circle to vote in elections.
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 4 THBT the IMF should require collateral in exchange for loans
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 4 THBT the IMF should require collateral in exchange for loans
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 5 TH, as the Pope, would abolish the concept of Hell
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 5 TH, as the Pope, would abolish the concept of Hell
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Novice_Final THS the creation of a global citizenship market
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Novice_Final THS the creation of a global citizenship market
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Quarters TH, as the EPP, Would Expel Fidesz
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Quarters TH, as the EPP, Would Expel Fidesz
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Semi In cities and areas with rapidly increasing housing costs, THW tax new residents and use the revenue to subsidize housing costs for citizens already residing in the area
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Semis In cities and areas with rapidly increasing housing costs, THW tax new residents and use the revenue to subsidize housing costs for citizens already residing in the area
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
2019-03-16 Budapest Open 2019 Open_Final THR the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
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
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 1 THW ban private political donations, and fund all political parties and campaigns from general taxation.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 2 THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 3 Oskar Gröning chose to join the SS during the 1940s, and was positioned at Auschwitz concentration camp as a financial clerk. After the end of the war, he remained silent about his experiences for forty years. In response to Holocaust denial by a number of authoritative and well-known individuals, he spoke about his experiences and actions, highlighting the horrors that occurred. This contributed to a decision of the German government to prosecute him as an accessory to murder in 300,000 cases. THBT Oskar Gröning should not have been prosecuted.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 4 THBT European Leaders should not have agreed to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 5 THBT it is legitimate to release the unpublished personal memoirs of deceased public figures, even when this is against the express wishes of the individual or their family.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Quarters This House supports the French government's decision to dismantle the "Calais jungle."
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Semis THBT Barack Obama should nominate an individual considered to be a moderate conservative by US citizens to the Supreme Court.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Finals THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2016-03-11 Budapest Open 2016 Open_Final THW ban all further research into artificial intelligence that can independently learn and develop.
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 1 THW prohibit religious organizations from speaking out against homosexuality
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 2 THBT states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 3 THBT it is in Russia's interest to annex the Crimea
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 4 THBT the Black Rights Movement should oppose the appropriation of the Confederate flag by black public figures. (Info slide: Kanye West recently released a clothing line which featured the Confederate flag. The Confederate flag was the flag used by the pro-slavery southern US states in the American Civil War. The American Civil War was a conflict over the use of black slaves. The flag is still used by various groups, including white supremacists in the US.)
2014-02-28 Budapest Open 5 THBT developing countries should support commercial surrogacy (Info slide: Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries a child for another person or couple)
2014-02-28 Budapest Open Open_Semis TH opposes the sympathetic and humanizing portrayal of Nazi soldiers in popular media
2014-02-28 Budapest Open Open_Final THW suspend elections in countries with very high levels of government debt
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 0 TH regrets the turn away from socialism
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 1 THW create separate state schools for those who are LGBTQ
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 2 THBT former colonial powers should never intervene militarily in their former colonies
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 3 THBT in order to continue to eat meat individuals should personally slaughter a major meat animal
2013-03-01 Budapest Open 4 THW abolish all term limitations for elected officials in high offices
2013-03-01 Budapest Open Open_Semis THW require all isolated religious communities to give all 18-year-olds a Rumspringa
2013-03-01 Budapest Open Open_Final THBT an EU institution should block websites in EU member states that use negative racial/ethnic/religious stereotypes
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 1 THW not imprison those convicted of non-violent crimes
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 2 THW make development aid conditional upon the improvement of women’s rights.
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 3 THW lift the ban on Communist symbols in all post-communist EU member states
2012-03-02 Budapest Open 4 THW only provide state pension to those mentally or physically unable to work.
2012-03-02 Budapest Open Open_Semis THW ban medicine designed to erase human memories
2012-03-02 Budapest Open Open_Final THBT violent activities to achieve anti-capitalist aims in Western societies are justified