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Date Tournament Round Motion
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 1 THP a system where campaign donations are banned and all candidates for an election are equally publicly funded to a world that allows donations to candidates and parties
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 2 THBT a North American sports league, in seeking to expand beyond North America, should prioritize access and development to the Latin American market over the Chinese market
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 3 TH, as Benny Gantz, Would form a government with the Likud and Netanyahu to avoid a March 2020 election
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 4 You are a woman in a healthy non-abusive long-term relationship with a man. You make a stable salary with which you can support yourself. Your partner has/makes significantly(ridiculously) more money than you. THW Let him pay for the vast majority of expenses incurred during your relationship
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 5 THBT major film companies should use AI to choose which films to greenlight
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 6 THBT the United States should adopt more pro-plaintiff policies, such as abandoning the need to prove material harm and intent to defame.
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Novice_Semi THR the rise of business schools
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Novice_Final Assuming support from international activists, THBT indigenous groups should advocate for a boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Canada to fight its ongoing discrimination against Indigenous peoples
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Octos TH as a socially conscious prominent management consultant firm would accept cases for foreign governments with ongoing human rights violations
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Quarters THR the narrative that immortality is desirable
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Semi THBT the US should pursue Modern Monetary Theory
2020-01-24 Northams 2020 Open_Final In response to climate change THS an immediate, indefinite, international workers strike
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 1 THW actively instill a value of disobeying authority in children.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 2 TH as the US would never militarily intervene in other countries.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 3 THR the westernization of the elites in post-colonial countries.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 4 THBT being single is preferable to being in a relationship.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 5 THBT liberal media organisations should actively glorify democratic candidates of color.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Quarters THBT it is always unjustifiable to maintain friendship with somebody who use hate speech.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Semis THR the celebration of soldiers as heroes.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Novice_Final Assuming that technology to do so existed, THW would progressively tax happiness and redistribute it.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Open_Semis TH, as an Asian American, would not support the suit against Harvard University.
2019-02-09 Cornell Novice Nationals 2019 & Cornell IV 2019 Open_Final THS the idea of authoritarian reformers in developing countries.
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 1 This House Regrets the perception that soldiers are heroes
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 2 THW release prisoners based on their rehabilitation status, rather than set a pre determined length to their sentence
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 3 THBT all governments should follow suit and require big tech platforms to pay compensation for usage of news content.
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 4 THO the narrative that people should pursue doing something they love as a career
2021-03-06 Imperial Open 5 THS President Macron's active involvement
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Quarter TH, as a newly turned 18 yo, would burn the envelope rather than open it
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Semi THBT that the recent actions against Navalny are beneficial for Putin
2021-03-06 Imperial Open Open_Final TH supports the decline of the state's power in an increasingly globalized world
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 1 THS online piracy in developing countries
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 2 THBT environmental movements should be pro-capitalism in their policies and advocacy (e.g., appealing to corporations for green policies, advocating for individual responsibility and sustainable consumption; rather than lobbying governments for extreme regulation, protesting for divestment)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 3 THBT it is in the interest of Germany to support EU bonds
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 4 THP a world with radical honesty
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final1 THBT it is preferable to be single, than pursuing a successful long-term monogamous relationship
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final2 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final3 THBT parents should teach morality to their children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbour" etc.)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Schools_Final THBT, when allocating resources to their children, working class families should allocate most of their resources to support the most talented child in the family.
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.
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 1 THBT the trend towards the institutionalization of art has done more harm than good
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 2 THW introduce racial quotas for healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, doctors)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 3 THBT the feminist movement should oppose the commercialisation of reproduction (e.g. sale of ova, commercial surrogacy)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 4 THBT South American countries should no longer co-operate with the USA's "War on Drugs"
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 5 THBT national legislatures should apportion electoral representation by age group, rather than geographical area
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Quarter In response to the 2021 Belarus–European Union border crisis, THBT NATO should deploy additional active duty troops to their member states in Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland)
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Semi THP a world where religious beliefs and teachings are not codified into scripture or doctrine
2021-11-13 Cambridge IV 2021 Open_Final THO transhumanism
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 1 As the Swedish Left Party in 1996, THW not delcare feminism to be a co-equal ideology of the party
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 2 THBT socialism is incompatible with religions which promise a reward for earthly poverty (eg likelier entry into heaven, good karma, or spiritual virtue, etc)
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 3 THBT European leftist parties (eg Podemos, La France Insoumise, Die Linke), should support exist from the European Union
2021-05-01 Socialism Open 4 THP left wing anarchism over Marxism
2021-05-01 Socialism Open Open_Final THR the predominance of historical materialism rather than Marxist humanism in socialist politics
2021-03-13 Yale IV 1 THBT progressive feminists should embrace shunned ‘patriarchal’ dating norms (e.g. placing the onus on men to make the first move, letting men pay for dates, pushing men to confirm the exclusivity/commitment of a relationship, etc.)
2021-03-13 Yale IV 2 THBT the journalists should portray right-wing extremist groups critically rather than empathetically (e.g. focusing on their harmful actions, emphasising the impact on those opposed to them rather than trying to interview extremists and portraying their perspectives, etc.)
2021-03-13 Yale IV 3 THBT the Japanese government should repeal Article 9 of the Constitution.
2021-03-13 Yale IV 4 THBT the provision of loans in times of economic crisis by global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) should not be conditioned on meeting fiscal policy criteria determined by these institutions, such as reductions in government budgets and changes to tax rates and regulations.
2021-03-13 Yale IV 5 THW prohibit the payment of ransoms by governments or individuals
2021-03-13 Yale IV ESL_Final THW allow deaf parents to specifically select deaf over hearing embryos in utero
2021-03-13 Yale IV Novice_Final THP a world without the existence of the elixir
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Octa THBT indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest should undertake acts of vigilantism against poachers and illegal loggers.
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Quarter TH, as the SNP, would focus and campaign around economic growth initiatives (e.g. drawing in foreign MNCs, making investment more attractive domestically, etc.) rather than on its current pro-independence focus.
2021-03-13 Yale IV Open_Final THS the narrative that all people are redeemable
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 1a This House Believes That governments should make the exchange of shares a condition for bail outs
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 1b THR the rise of abstract art
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 2a On the condition that gangs fulfil basic social needs (such as basic healthcare, education and sanitation), This House Believes That the state should cease to combat them.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 2b THBT social movements should emphasise an individual’s capacity to change their circumstances in the face of oppression, as opposed to emphasising the structures that restrict and determine an individual’s fate.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 3a This House, as South Korea, regrets passing the bill to ban the spreading of propaganda into North Korea
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 3b TH, as China, would adopt the Chongqing model of economic development instead of the Guangdong model
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 4a TH, as opposition parties in authoritarian democracies, would actively prioritise their militant wings over their political wings.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 4b THBT the West should invest domestically in schools that provide alternative progressive interpretations of religious text to combat radicalism
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 5a This House Prefers a world in which the Indian subcontinent had become a united federal state as opposed to being partitioned into two sovereign states
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 5b THR the creation of progressive political icons in the US (e.g. AOC, Bernie Sanders)
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 6a This House Supports the use of marketing boards in the agricultural sector.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 6b THR the risse of cosmopolitan culture
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 7a As a religious leader of the majority religion in a religiously heterogenous state, THW promote the notion of religious pluralism over religious inclusivism
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 7b TH prefers a world where people believe in determinism over one where people believe in free will
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 8a This House believes that environmentalists should campaign for environmental justice as opposed to overall protection of the environment
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 8b THR the NFL's decision to implement interviewing and hiring incentives (i.e. higher draft picks) for African-American coaches rather than pursuing the punishment of management for unequal hiring practices
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 9a This House Supports efforts that aim to strictly delineate military and civilian spheres of influence (e.g. banning military generals from running for political office/appointment of military leaders into civilian positions, delegating military decision making entirely to military commanders) in Southeast Asia.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds 9b THBT criminal justice policy should be decided by appointed technocrats rather than elected representatives.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds EFL_Final THW ban research into the creation of Artificial General Intelligence
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds ESL_Final In countries with weak central governance, this house prefers civil-society-supported military coups
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Quad THW only allow the media and campaigning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Double THW require educational institutions in wealthy countries with high numbers of international students to pay a percentage of those students' tuition to educational institutions in developing countries
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Octa THR the pervasiveness of colonial determinism in discourse surrounding African development.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Quarter THBT the Bolivian government should prosecute the perpetrators of the 2019 coup.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Semi THBT the state is morally illegitimate.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Open_Final TH, as the RNC, would advocate for the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump.
2021-01-02 Doxbridge Worlds Schools_Final THBT post-colonial states should emphasise their pre-colonial history and culture as opposed to focusing on the impacts of colonialism in their history curricula.
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 1 THR the rise of OnlyFans in the pornography market
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 2 THBT Supreme Courts should abide by a textualist model of interpretation
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 3 THS the phenomenon of Green Card marriages
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 4 THBT organized religious groups should formally recognize scripture that contradicts primary religious texts
2020-10-17 Hart House IV 5 THW prohibit cities from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Novice_Semi THW abolish sex-based segregation in sports in favour of ability-based segregation
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Novice_Final THP a world in which parents follow an authoritarian parenting model rather than an egalitarian parenting model
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Quarter THBT the Argentinian government should have rejected the 2018 IMF bailout and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Semi Assuming feasibility, THW nationalize all high-cost research equipment and create a national pool of this equipment where all researchers must apply to a centralized agency for access
2020-10-17 Hart House IV Open_Final THBT it is in the interest of countries that experienced Japanese colonial occupation (e.g., South Korea, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam) to boycott the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo if far-right paraphernalia (e.g., displays of the Rising Sun flag) are permitted.
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 1 TH supports giving legal personhood to internationally recognized important environmental spaces (e.g., Mount Everest, the Amazon) as a form of conservation
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 2 TH prefers a world with a widespread belief in radical freedom
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 3 TH supports the creation of charter cities in the developing world
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 4 THBT social movements should focus on publicly shaming corporations to change business practices rather than trying to achieve these outcomes through legislative action
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open 5 THBT the 'cultural defence' is a legitimate defence in criminal proceedings
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Quarters THBT the U.S. Federal Reserve should purchase equities (i.e., buy stocks)
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Semi TH supports the narrative that All Cops Are Bad
2020-06-20 Evodio Online Open Open_Final TH prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 1 THBT Brazil should fully privatize Petrobras / ECCQ Brasil debería privatizar por completo Petrobras
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 2 THBT that Western countries should revoke the citizenship of individuals that traveled to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups, even if they were minors at the time of their departure / ECCQ los países occidentales deberían revocar la ciudadanía a los individuos que se trasladaron a Medio Oriente para integrarse a grupos Jihadistas , incluso si eran menores de edad al momento de su translado
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 3 THS state attempts to help their citizens find and sustain love (e.g. subsidizing subscriptions to matching agencies such as match.com, significant funding for research on what makes a relationship last, creating courses on how to woo and keep a spouse) / EC apoya que el estado busque ayudar a sus ciudadanos a encontrar y mantener el amor (ej. Subsidiando suscripciones a sitios de citas como match.com, financiando significativamente investigaciones sobre cómo hacer que una relación perdure, creando cursos sobre cómo sorprender y conservar a tu pareja)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 4 THBT major awards of meritocratic distinction (e.g. the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Oscars, etc) should include a moral clause* *a provision that allows the honoree to receive, or hold, the award only in the case they meet a behavioral standard set by the awarding panel. / ECCQ los principales premios de reconocimiento al mérito (Ej. Premio Nobel, Premio Pulitzer, Oscar’s, etc.) deberían incluir una cláusula moral* *una condición que permite al homenajeado recibirlo y conservarlo únicamente cuando cumplan con un estándar de comportamiento establecido por el jurado calificador.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 5 THBT developing countries should pursue the establishment of charter cities / ECCQ los países en vía de desarrollo deberían establecer ciudades chárter
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 6 THBT the general educational approach in schools should be to discourage children from assessing their achievements in comparison to their peers. / ECCQ el enfoque general de la educación en los colegios debe ser desincentivar que los niños midan sus logros comparándolos con los de sus pares.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 7 In countries with proportional representation, THS founding political parties that exclusively represents women’s interests / En países con representación proporcional, EC apoya la creación de partidos políticos que representan exclusivamente los intereses de las mujeres.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Semi THW prohibit businesses from adopting a public position on social justice issues (e.g. LGBTQIA+, racial relations, abortion, etc)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Final THS countries granting rights to nature
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Quarters EC preferiría unirse al Club de los 27 que vivir una vida anónima promedio.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Semi En casos en que un funcionario público sea acusado de corrupción, EC reduciría el estándar probatorio al del “balance de probabilidades”* en vez del de la “duda razonable”.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Final ECCQ el involucramientode Estados Unidos en Panama (presencia militar, influencia cultural, relaciones economicas estrechas, etc) beneficia a los panamenos.
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 1 THW allow parents to remove their children from specific classes at school (e.g sports, religious studies, sex education, science) on moral, religious or political grounds
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 2 THO the buying and selling of emotional services
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 3 THW ban the football clubs who proposed the formation of the European Super League from their domestic leagues for 2 years
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open 4 THBT Green Political Parties should take pro-capitalist stances as well as be willing to form coalitions with right wing parties
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open Open_Semi THS the use of lustration in countries transitioning from authoritarian regimes
2021-05-08 Sabanci Open Open_Final THP a world where major religions hold that their concept of the afterlife is based on the principle of divine mercy, as opposed to divine judgement
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 THBT protest movements should actively integrate religious figures and institutions in opposition to authoritarian regimes
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 THW ban the development of Neuralink technology, or any other brain-computer interface
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 THBT heads of state in democratic nations should be limited to one term in office
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi When evaluating financial risk and value, THBT financial institutions and credit rating agencies should actively account for climate and nature based impacts and risk
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THW join the resistance against the AI
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Novice_Final Assuming it could be done instantly, THW remove all nuclear weapons and the capacity to build them from the current world
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter THBT, rather than give money to Foreign Aid and International Development Institutions, developed countries should instead directly fund the Global Solidarity Fund
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi THBT humanity should invest considerable amount of resources into the exploration of deep space (e.g. colonising, space mining, exploring deep space, finding alien races)
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final TH regrets the demonisation of populist leaders (e.g. Donald Trump, Marine LePen, Jair Bolsonaro)
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 1 THP a parliamentary electoral system which includes a constituency link
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 2 TH opposes the derogatory usage of the inherent identity characteristics of dominant groups - e.g. "You're so white.", "Man Tears", "ugh such a Karen".
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 3 THBT Central Asian states should significantly disassociate from Russian cultural influence (e.g. language, the arts, media, history etc.).
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 4 Assuming there is a safe procedure, THW allow adults to permanently "lock in" their chosen personality traits (e.g. stubbornness, openness, honesty) as unchangeable.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 5 In times of economic crises, THBT the government should withhold information that is likely to damage market confidence.
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Semi Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 ESL_Final THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Semi THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
2020-07-25 KCL Online Open 2020 Open_Final THP to be alone in the universe
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 1 This House Would allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sport
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 2 This House Believes That minorities should not attempt to reclaim slurs that have been directed against them
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 3 This House Believes That Ireland should significantly raise its corporate tax
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 4 This House Opposes the Rise of Non-Career Politicians
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 5 This House Believes That universities should continue with primarily online education post COVID-19
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters This House Believes That Joe Biden should pick Elizabeth Warren as his Vice President running mate.
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Semi This House Opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 Open_Final This House Supports rioting as a means of fighting for social justice in the U.S.
2020-06-06 Trinity Online Open 2020 ProAm_Final This House Would violate the ceasefire and kill the leaders
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 1 THS online piracy in developing countries
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 2 THBT environmental movements should be pro-capitalism in their policies and advocacy (e.g., appealing to corporations for green policies, advocating for individual responsibility and sustainable consumption; rather than lobbying governments for extreme regulation, protesting for divestment)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 3 THBT it is in the interest of Germany to support EU bonds
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 4 THP a world with radical honesty
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final1 THBT it is preferable to be single, than pursuing a successful long-term monogamous relationship
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final2 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Open_Final3 THBT parents should teach morality to their children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbour" etc.)
2020-05-02 Doxbridge Online Open 2020 Schools_Final THBT, when allocating resources to their children, working class families should allocate most of their resources to support the most talented child in the family.
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 1 This House would give financial incentives to people who live a healthy lifestyle (eg. no smoking, exercising regularly, healthy diet)
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 2 THP a world where the pill exists
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 3 This House would implement UBI in times of crisis
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 4 This House prefers a world where the Assassins Brotherhood exists
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV 5 THBT Supreme Court justices should adopt Originalist stances in applying constitutional law
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Quarters This House prefers to follow a religion where one's fate in the material world is predetermined, rather than one where one's choices and actions influence their fate
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Semi This House supports the decline of oil prices
2020-04-04 Berlin Online IV Open_Final This House believes that in times of severe crisis, individuals have a moral obligation to dedicate themselves towards combating the crisis
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 1 This House would prohibit the use of statistical risk assessments when criminal courts are making sentencing decisions.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 2 This House prefers the antihero as the dominant female archetype in literature and movies.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 3 This House believes that companies should adopt the practice of Radical Transparency.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 4 This House would immediately abolish Two Schools under One Roof.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 5 This House would ban payday loans.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 Open_Semi This House prefers a world where people do not enter romantic relationships before they turn 18.
2020-02-22 Zagreb Open 2020 Open_Final This House prefers a 2nd term of Donald Trump presidency over a Bernie Sanders presidency.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 1 THBT Greece should introduce significant financial incentives for companies and individuals currently based in Athens* to relocate to other Greek cities *Over a third of the Greek population lives in Athens.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 2 THBT it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to cease attempts to infringe on "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, rather than continuing its current approach.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 3 THW encourage women to be selfish
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 4 THBT it is in the interest of dominant organised religions for their leaders to declare more progressive interpretations of traditional dogma* *e.g. on dietary and pilgrimage requirements, the acceptability of contraception, same-sex relationships
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 5 THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 6 THW break up Disney
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 7 THBT schools should teach children to be skeptical of parental authority
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 8 In circumstances where a unanimous decision is currently required, THP majority voting as the European Council's decision-making approach
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 9 THW make police commanders personally criminally liable for instances of police brutality committed by their subordinates
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters In situations where deliberate economic policies by another state have caused substantial economic harms, THBT international law should recognise that military retaliation can be justified
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Semis THBT the US Democratic Party should prioritise employment issues, even at the expense of significant harms to the environment.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Finals TH Opposes the Defining Decade norm
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Octos THBT local governments in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Quarters THBT it is in the interest of the Kremlin to take measures to reduce Russian dependency of China (e.g. limit the selling of raw materials to China, reduce the share of Yuan in Russia's currency reserves, not allowing Chinese companies to develop strategic infrastructure such as 5G in Russia)
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Semis THBT communities that have been victims of atrocities should emphasise the narrative of the 'banality of evil' when interpreting those atrocities
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Final THBT the Greek government should have rejected the 2015 bailout deal and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout.
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 1 THBT women should decline chivalrous gestures
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 2 THS using social media platforms to depict stories from the Holocaust
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 3 THW ban religious arbitration courts
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 4 THS the strategy of “decapitation” in fighting transnational criminal organizations
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 5 THW NOT enforce pharmaceutical patent infringements within developing nations
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Novice_Final THO social media banning of alt-right figures
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Open_Semi THW create and teach a unified history curriculum in the European Union
2019-05-17 Vienna IV 2019 Open_Final THBT Gavrilo Princip was justified in killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 1 THS the use of local lay judges in minor legal cases
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 2 This House supports the US’s use of economic warfare (eg. tariffs, targeted sanctions, etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global economic order (eg. opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 3 THW ban the research, production and use of lethal autonomous weapons
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 4 TH regrets the Westernisation of the elites in post-colonial societies. (e.g. speaking predominantly in English, wearing western clothing, going to schools and/or universities in the West, consuming predominantly Western media)
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 5 THBT shrinking cities should be allowed to impose an “exit tax” on leaving businesses
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Novice_Final THBT liberal states should sponsor the hacking of infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech in authoritarian states
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Open_Semi TH, as the UK conservative party, would hold a second Brexit referendum
2019-04-06 Estonia Debate Open 2019 Open_Final TH prefers a world in which the prevailing norm is one of serial monogamy rather than monogamy
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 1 This House would allow people raised in isolated communities (e.g. the Amish, Hasidic Jews) to sue their communities for harms caused by their lifestyle
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 2 TH, as the US Democrats, would give funding for the border wall in order to definitively end the government shutdown
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 3 This House regrets mainstream media's popularization of Western drag culture
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 4 THBT liberal states should fund the hacking of infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech in authoritarian states
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open 5 This House regrets the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Nihilist Memes etc.)
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Novice_Final This House prefers a world where everybody believes in the concept of a sleeping God rather than an active God.
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Semis This House would rather be a part of the "Club 27" than live an average anonymous life
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Final This House believes that Tech Giants (e.g. Google, Amazon, Facebook) should NOT be permitted to sue for patent infringement
2019-01-26 The PES Debate Open Open_Final This House believes that the world was better 10 years ago #tenyearchallenge
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 1 This House regrets the societal expectation of going to the University
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 2 This House would introduce quotas for women in League of Legends Esports teams
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 3 This House believes that the West should impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 4 Assuming the technology existed, This House would allow the use of technology X.
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 5 In states with high rates of violent crime This House supports assassination of individuals credibly accused of participating in organized crime
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Quarters This House regrets the demonization of Donald Trump
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Semis This House believes that the open immigration policy is not good for Germany
2018-10-27 Tilbury House Cologne Open 2018 Open_Final Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
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.)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 1 THS an Opinio System of Education
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 2 THS recall elections for national leaders (i.e. presidents, prime:ministers, ministers)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 3 TH as the EU would significantly increase sanctions on Russia as opposed to lifting them
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 4 THBT parents should teach morality to their underage children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbor" etc.)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 5 THW allow workers to sell their rights in exchange for higher pay (e.g. health and safety protections, right to maternity/paternity leave etc.)
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Quarters THO rise of social media influencers
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Semis THBT music streaming services (e.g. Spotify, Apple etc.) do more harm than good
2018-10-13 Roosevelt Open 2018 Open_Final Given the choice, THBT US Supreme Court Justices should be elected by a vote among federal judges rather than a popular vote
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 1 This House would mandate by law that all couples must equally share domestic work
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 2 TH opposes left wing media using mockery to cover the far right e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 3 This House would prefer that US Supreme Court Justices were elected by popular vote
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 4 THBT Croatian Democratic Party (HDZ) should disassociate from Thompson including but not limited to not playing his songs on their rallies, not making public appearance at their rallies etc.
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 5 TH as the UK Conservative Party would hold a second Brexit referendum
2018-07-14 Split Open 2018 Open_Final THBT athletes should not be permitted to express political views during major sporting events
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 1 This House supports individuals publicizing the identity of people who attend far right protests and gatherings in the USA to their community (coworkers, employers, family etc.)
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 2 This House would privatize NASA
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 3 This House opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 4 This House would allow victims (and families of deceased) of gun violence to sue the sellers of the gun used in the act for compensation
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2018-05-12 Novi Sad Open 2018 Open_Final This House believes that prominent individuals outside politics (e.g. business leaders, celebrities) from developing countries should emphasize the positive aspects of their country, rather than the negative aspects when speaking on an international platform
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 1 THR the decline in solidarity strikes
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 2 This House believes that individuals should be encouraged to make significant sacrifices for their community
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 3 TH, as Iran, would accept the Iran Deal Plus
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 4 THS the democratisation of powerful civil service positions
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini 5 Assuming feasibility, This House believes that the Holy Kaaba should be under the custody/guardianship of the OIC, instead of Saudi Arabia.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini ESL_Final THS the creation of "ASEAN bonds" to fund the post-COVID 19 regional economic recovery
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Novice_Semi This House believes that progressive activists in conservative societies should aggressively adopt conservative language/rhetoric in advocating for their agenda.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Novice_Final THP a world where the average person experiences substantially less intense emotions
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Open_Semi This House would mandate that social media users select middleware packages to curate the information they see on their social media accounts.
2020-11-17 Melbourne Mini Open_Final TH, as Moon-Jae In, Would repatriate North Korean defectors
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 1 THBT historically discriminated groups should abandon narratives of historical redress in their campaign for equality.
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 2 THBT the Democratic Party leadership should publicly commit to using "procedurally activist" congressional tactics to pursue their policy objectives
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 3 THW grant the WHO, in times of crisis, coercive powers to gather information about suspected infectious disease outbreaks and to enforce its policy recommendations
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 4 THBT investors should be required to invest a significant portion of their portfolios in the real economy
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 5 THBT Southeast Asian states should actively move towards the consolidation of a regional alliances at the expense of seeking stronger ties with non-regional allies (e.g by forming closer intra-ASEAN efence ties, increasing ASEAN economic integration, etc)
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP 6 THW legalise and actively incentivise the use of university bonds
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP EFL_Semi THBT first generation immigrants should raise their children to fully integrate into their new country, and completely abandon attempts to establish links to their country of origin
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP EFL_Final THR the US's declining relative influence over global governance
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_PartialOct In areas characterized by significant ethnic and religious cleavages, THP a system of delegative democracy over a system of collusive democracy
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Octa TH, as a Muslim SEA nation, would reject Saudi Arabian investments in education
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Quarter TH, as an altruistically minded graduate, would follow the 80,000 hours approach to their professional career rather than joining an altruistic organisation
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Semi THR the "quantitative turn" in the social sciences
2020-10-03 Malaysia ABP Open_Final TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for aggressive government intervention to counteract behaviours which the feminist movement determines are predominantly the outcome of adaptive preference
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 1 THW abolish youth wings of political parties
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 2 THBT minority groups should advocate for the widespread use of their cultural practices in society as opposed to defending it from cultural appropriation
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 3 THR the Israel-Bahrain-UAE normalisation agreements
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 4 THBT Autonomous machine (vehicles, robots, etc.) companies should develop AI which prioritizes the life and well-being of the owner of the machine and those close to them over that of other humans
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open 5 In areas with rapidly rising property prices, This House would suspend all restrictions on property development that are not health and safety requirements (for example, environmental zoning regulations, building height restrictions, and regulations on the appearance of buildings)
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Quarter THS the inclusion of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms in free trade agreements
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Semi THW require by law for Google and Facebook to pay traditional news media to publish their material
2020-09-19 IIT Bombay Open Open_Final THW abolish the law against scandalizing the court in India
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 1 THS the complete demetrication of all social media
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 2 THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should push for the reformation of sharia courts over the abolishment of it
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 3 THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa, the Awami League in Bangladesh)
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 4 THBT all tech startups that become "unicorns" should be publicly traded
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open 5 In developing democratic countries, THW prioritise bottom-up over top-down accountability reforms
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Novice_Final THR the narrative that you need to truly love yourself in order to love others
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Quarter TH, as an up and coming African American rap artist, would prioritise putting out content with themes of African American struggles rather than content with themes of the boujie lifestyle
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Semi TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
2020-09-12 UMSU Online Open Open_Final THS the institutionalisation of the Quad (e.g. a quadrilateral free trade agreement, formalised diplomatic summits and war games etc)
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 1 This House Would significantly decrease income tax rates for women
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 2 This House Would give victims of crimes significant power over sentencing
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 3 This House believes that contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based discrimination (e.g. gender, race)
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 4 This House, as a Pacific island state, would reject Chinese developmental assistance
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament 5 In post-conflict societies, This House prefers power-sharing agreements to unrestricted democracy.
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Quarters Given the dichotomy, This House believes that animal rights activists should focus on the environmental impacts that meat consumption has on humans, rather than empathy for animals
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Semi This House believes that developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare
2020-07-24 Access Debate Tournament Open_Final This House believes that middle-class families should adopt a model of extended adolescence for their children, rather than one of early independence.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 1 TH, as the CCP, would publicly acknowledge their errors in their managing of COVID-19 & the creation of a pandemic, and agree to reasonable measures of assistance & compensation to the global community.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 2 TH, in times of economic crisis, would ease bank capital adequacy requirements
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 3 THBT Indian feminist movement movements should adopt Lakshmi as a symbol of the movement rather than Kali
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open 4 THW allow "religious duty" as a mitigating defense for crimes
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Quarters THR the rise of ideological purity policing
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Semi THBT it is in the interest of the Aam Aadmi Party to join in a coalition with the Indian National Congress before contesting in the next general election.
2020-06-13 NTU Debate Online Open Open_Final THBT ASEAN should abandon the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct negotiations
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we prefer the establishment of truth and reconciliation commissions to attempts at pursuing retributive justice (e.g. prosecuting perpetrators) in post-conflict states
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we should make it an offense to witness a crime and not report it
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 1 That we should make search engines liable for defamation when their algorithms promote defamatory content
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we should ban derivative markets
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we should ban hedge funds
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 2 That we regret central bank independence
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That the US should escalate its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That we, as India, would rejoin the RCEP
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 3 That the UK should offer citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 That developing countries should ban the sale of GMO products
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 That we shuold genetically design "Philosopher Kings"
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 4 Assuming that the technology existed, that we would allow individuals to sell their Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a commodity
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 You are a publicly successful chef, whose real cooking skill is secretly attributable to a rat which directs your movements underneath your chef's hat. That we should reveal the existence of the rat.
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 That we should ban the consumption of animals
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 5 That we should ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That we regret cancel culture within progressive movements
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That, as Joe Biden, we would prioritize solving economic inequality over racial issues in the campaign
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Quarters That, as the minority resistance group, we would submit to the state
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That no media platform should receive public funding
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That we would abolish the Goldwater Rule
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Semi That we should regulate social media entities as publishers/news organisations
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That, as Bibi Netanyahu, we should abandon efforts to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That we regret the rise of decentralisation agendas in developing countries
2020-05-30 Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Open_Final That, as a liberal democracy, we should heavily restrict our Multinational Corporations from investing in/expanding into illiberal states (e.g. Russia, Turkey, China, Poland)
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 1 THP a tech industry characterized by multiple smaller firms rather than one dominated by a few large players (e.g. Google Amazon Facebook in status quo)
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 2 THR the rise of the commercialisation of surrogacy in developing countries
2020-08-26 WSDC Practice Spars 3 THW subsidise companies for the employment of ex-convicts
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 1 THR the decline of tightly integrated families
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 2 THBT protest movements should actively integrate religious figures and institutions in opposition to authoritarian regimes
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 3 THW ban the development of Neuralink technology, or any other brain-computer interface
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 4 TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV 5 THBT heads of state in democratic nations should be limited to one term in office
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Semi When evaluating financial risk and value, THBT financial institutions and credit rating agencies should actively account for climate and nature based impacts and risk
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV ESL_Final THW join the resistance against the AI
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Novice_Final Assuming it could be done instantly, THW remove all nuclear weapons and the capacity to build them from the current world
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Quarter THBT, rather than give money to Foreign Aid and International Development Institutions, developed countries should instead directly fund the Global Solidarity Fund
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Semi THBT humanity should invest considerable amount of resources into the exploration of deep space (e.g. colonising, space mining, exploring deep space, finding alien races)
2020-11-20 Cambridge IV Open_Final TH regrets the demonisation of populist leaders (e.g. Donald Trump, Marine LePen, Jair Bolsonaro)
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 1 Assuming feasibility, THW ban all research into the possible genetic origins of sex, race and sexuality.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 2 THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise lobbying governments to change environmental policy (e.g. cap and trade policies, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing/recycling waste, taking public transport).
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 3 TH, as Israel, would end compulsory military service.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 4 THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 5 THBT the South African government should incentivize the movement of people out of townships, rather than focus on policies that try to economically develop townships.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Semis THBT the US should cut all political, economic and military ties with Saudi Arabia.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 ESL_Final THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Novice_Final THBT post-conflict states should actively promote a unifying national narrative in the history curriculum.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Quarters THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Semis THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good.
2018-11-09 Oxford IV 2018 Open_Final THP a world where people believe you should maximize productivity to a world where people believe you should maximize leisure.
2018-10-26 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
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 1 THBT contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based differences (gender, race, religion etc.)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 2 THP lockdown policy decisions in federal governments to be made regionally (e.g. by states, provinces) rather than by the centralized government
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 3 THP activist messaging to focus on how things could be (a positive vision for the future) rather than on how things are (how bad things are currently)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 4 THW allow victims of violent crimes to veto the prosecution of their offender
2020-11-14 Oxford IV 5 THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Quarter THW leave Dharma
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Semi THP to live in a world where most individuals lead polyamorous relationships, as opposed to single-partner relationships
2020-11-14 Oxford IV ESL_Final THR the Americanization of social justice debates, e.g. focus on police brutality as a result of BLM, use of english terms by social movements rather than words in local languages and the focus on American icons such as MLK or RBG
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Novice_Semi THW hold social media platforms liable for illegal content that is posted (fake news, defamation, etc.)
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Novice_Final THO the glorification of career achievements as a basis for self worth
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Octa THR the increasing emphasis upon publicity and performative expressivism in social movements.
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Quarter TH, as Saudi Arabia, W provide funding and support to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), and encourage their aggression against the Ethiopian federal government
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Semi THW prefer to be born with HSAM
2020-11-14 Oxford IV Open_Final THR the narrative that there is no objective truth
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 1 TH, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 2 THW ban social media companies from independently deplatforming politicians
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 3 TH prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 4 TH opposes the glorification of professional e-sports players
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 5 TH opposes the general approach of companies to grow by massively sacrificing short-term profitability with the hope of gaining a large portion of the market* *e.g. the original business model of companies such as Uber or Amazon
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 6 THBT it is in the interest of the Catholic church to officially recognize Folk Saints
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 7 THBT pursuing strong expansionist policies* in the Arctic region is in the Russian interest *Including but not limited to: building artificial islands in order to claim additional territory, trying to significantly limit foreign presence, stationing warships and troops
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 8 TH opposes the academisation* of social justice movements *The increasingly significant presence of academics and academic terminology, processes and structures in many parts of the world
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 9 THBT states should classify organized crime syndicates as terrorist groups* *classification as a terrorist group would legally allow law enforcement to pursue tactics such as targeted extra-judicial killings, reducing barriers to law enforcement gathering evidence, using military forces, criminalizing membership, etc
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 EFL_Semi THP a world in which the Resident Evil machine exists
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Quarter TH would teach children to have a logical approach to life, even at the expense of reducing their emotional bandwidth (e.g. trying to react in less emotional ways, prioritising logic over emotions when approaching problem-solving, etc.)
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 ESL_Semi THBT police commissioners should be directly elected by their local community
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_PartialDoube TH supports developing states falsifying their history in order to create a unified national identity
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Octa TH supports the rise of language-generating AI
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Quarter TH opposes the Biden Administration plan to finance large scale governmental projects through multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus
2021-07-07 WUDC 2021 Open_Semi TH prefers to live an average anonymous life in South Korea over being a K-Pop star
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 1 When allocating COVID-19 vaccines, THW significantly deprioritise people who have failed to comply with COVID-19 regulations* *e.g.: not wearing a mask, not socially distancing, avoiding travel restrictions
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 2 THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 3 THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 4 THP a world in which the registry exists
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 5 THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds 6 THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds EFL_Semi THW break up Facebook Inc
2020-11-26 Pre-Korea Worlds Open_Quarter THBT religious organisations should deny religious services* to current members of criminal organisations *e.g. confession, last rites, marriage services, removing access from places of worship
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 1 THBT animal rights groups should focus their advocacy on creating a world where farmed animals are treated well and killed humanely, rather than on eradicating animal-based products
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 2 THW make charitable status dependent on an evidence-based assessment of the organisation's utility (by an external panel of experts)
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 3 THBT our strongest moral obligation is to our surrounding community rather than to humanity at large
2020-10-23 Effective Altruism Championship 4 In times of pandemics, THW significantly the minimum safety and efficacy standards required for the approval of treatments and vaccines * including but not limited to measures such as: waiving medium-term and long-term safety testing, accepting drugs that do not yet show superior outcomes compared to existing treatments, allowing more severe side effects than those that are usually permitted
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 1 THBT Greece should introduce significant financial incentives for companies and individuals currently based in Athens* to relocate to other Greek cities *Over a third of the Greek population lives in Athens.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 2 THBT it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to cease attempts to infringe on "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, rather than continuing its current approach.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 3 THW encourage women to be selfish
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 4 THBT it is in the interest of dominant organised religions for their leaders to declare more progressive interpretations of traditional dogma* *e.g. on dietary and pilgrimage requirements, the acceptability of contraception, same-sex relationships
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 5 THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 6 THW break up Disney
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 7 THBT schools should teach children to be skeptical of parental authority
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 8 In circumstances where a unanimous decision is currently required, THP majority voting as the European Council's decision-making approach
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 9 THW make police commanders personally criminally liable for instances of police brutality committed by their subordinates
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters In situations where deliberate economic policies by another state have caused substantial economic harms, THBT international law should recognise that military retaliation can be justified
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Semis THBT the US Democratic Party should prioritise employment issues, even at the expense of significant harms to the environment.
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 ESL_Finals TH Opposes the Defining Decade norm
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Octos THBT local governments in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Quarters THBT it is in the interest of the Kremlin to take measures to reduce Russian dependency of China (e.g. limit the selling of raw materials to China, reduce the share of Yuan in Russia's currency reserves, not allowing Chinese companies to develop strategic infrastructure such as 5G in Russia)
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Semis THBT communities that have been victims of atrocities should emphasise the narrative of the 'banality of evil' when interpreting those atrocities
2019-08-05 Athens EUDC 2019 Open_Final THBT the Greek government should have rejected the 2015 bailout deal and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 1 THBT Brazil should fully privatize Petrobras / ECCQ Brasil debería privatizar por completo Petrobras
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 2 THBT that Western countries should revoke the citizenship of individuals that traveled to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups, even if they were minors at the time of their departure / ECCQ los países occidentales deberían revocar la ciudadanía a los individuos que se trasladaron a Medio Oriente para integrarse a grupos Jihadistas , incluso si eran menores de edad al momento de su translado
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 3 THS state attempts to help their citizens find and sustain love (e.g. subsidizing subscriptions to matching agencies such as match.com, significant funding for research on what makes a relationship last, creating courses on how to woo and keep a spouse) / EC apoya que el estado busque ayudar a sus ciudadanos a encontrar y mantener el amor (ej. Subsidiando suscripciones a sitios de citas como match.com, financiando significativamente investigaciones sobre cómo hacer que una relación perdure, creando cursos sobre cómo sorprender y conservar a tu pareja)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 4 THBT major awards of meritocratic distinction (e.g. the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Oscars, etc) should include a moral clause* *a provision that allows the honoree to receive, or hold, the award only in the case they meet a behavioral standard set by the awarding panel. / ECCQ los principales premios de reconocimiento al mérito (Ej. Premio Nobel, Premio Pulitzer, Oscar’s, etc.) deberían incluir una cláusula moral* *una condición que permite al homenajeado recibirlo y conservarlo únicamente cuando cumplan con un estándar de comportamiento establecido por el jurado calificador.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 5 THBT developing countries should pursue the establishment of charter cities / ECCQ los países en vía de desarrollo deberían establecer ciudades chárter
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 6 THBT the general educational approach in schools should be to discourage children from assessing their achievements in comparison to their peers. / ECCQ el enfoque general de la educación en los colegios debe ser desincentivar que los niños midan sus logros comparándolos con los de sus pares.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 7 In countries with proportional representation, THS founding political parties that exclusively represents women’s interests / En países con representación proporcional, EC apoya la creación de partidos políticos que representan exclusivamente los intereses de las mujeres.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Semi THW prohibit businesses from adopting a public position on social justice issues (e.g. LGBTQIA+, racial relations, abortion, etc)
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Open_Final THS countries granting rights to nature
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Quarters EC preferiría unirse al Club de los 27 que vivir una vida anónima promedio.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Semi En casos en que un funcionario público sea acusado de corrupción, EC reduciría el estándar probatorio al del “balance de probabilidades”* en vez del de la “duda razonable”.
2019-04-01 Pan American Debating Championships 2019 Spanish_Final ECCQ el involucramientode Estados Unidos en Panama (presencia militar, influencia cultural, relaciones economicas estrechas, etc) beneficia a los panamenos.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 1 This House, as South Africa, would forcibly break up exclusive Afrikaaner enclaves
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 2 This House believes that the protections of international law conventions and treaties should not apply to combatants from terrorist organisations (e.g. prohibition on torture, prisoner of war status, guarantee of post-conflict release)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 3 This House opposes the norm that romantic love should be the primary source of fulfilment in a person's life
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 4 This House believes that the ongoing process of decolonisation should include actively disempowering religions that were imposed on the country during colonialism
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 5 This House would implement substantial measures to impose long-termism in corporate investment culture (e.g. minimum holding periods for shares, yearly rather than quarterly financial reporting, long-term executive compensation plans)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 6 This House supports granting megacities autonomous control over their economic and social policy (e.g. immigration, health, criminal justice) with national taxation policy remaining under the control of the federal government
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 7 This House would actively encourage women not to have children
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 8 This House believes that the United States should disengage from Syria
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 9 This House believes that developing countries should privatise their State-Owned Enterprises (such as airlines, railway utility companies)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Semis This House would grant individuals and organisations open standing to challenge the constitutionality of laws enacted by their government
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 EFL_Final This House believes that it is unjustified to assist evil regimes in systematically persecuting members of their identity group in order to mitigate and moderate the regime's abuses (e.g. Israel Kasztner in Nazi-controlled Hungary, Wang Jingwei in Japan-occupied China).
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Quarters This House would subsidise art that glorifies the working class
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Semis This House supports governments significantly increasing their use of big data-based predictive models in decision-making to replace human judgements (e.g. criminal justice policy, allocation of healthcare resources, housing development)
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 ESL_Final In the lead up to the 1994 negotiated settlement in South Africa, this house believes that the ANC should have demanded further concessions (e.g. removing the amnesty provision in the TRC, greater land and economic rights) even at the expense of prolonging the conflict.
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Partial_Double_Octos This House believes that the WHO should adopt a convention which bans the sell of drugs with high resistance tendencies (e.g. antibiotics) to countries which do not comply with WHO guidelines regarding their medical and agricultural use
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Octos This House believes that an approach of Political Expansionism on the part of the Chinese state is in the interests of the Chinese people
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Quarters This House supports a norm of embracing anger in public discourse rather than one of aspiring to dispassionate objectivity
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Semis This House would impose a narrow banking regulation
2019-01-01 Cape Town WUDC 2019 Open_Final This House believes that the present condition of humanity is preferable to its condition in 100 years time.
2018-11-16 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)
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 1 TH opposes the portrayal of criminal lifestyles as “cool” in popular entertainment (e.g. Narcos, Breaking Bad, Scarface)
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 2 THBT Greece should ban Sharia law in Western Thrace.
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 3 THB that it is in China’s interest to not retaliate to the imposition of tariffs by the Trump Administration
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 4 THO the buying and selling of emotional services
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 5 THBT social media platforms should aggressively prioritise content from the mainstream media over less established media outlets
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Quarters THP a world in which this machine exists
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Semi THW ban individuals credibly accused of corruption from running for public office.
2018-04-27 Athens Open 2018 Open_Final THBT the general approach of states should be to repatriate refugees once they no longer have a well-founded fear of persecution or violence.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 1 This house believes that the US should ban extremist groups (e.g. the KKK and neo-Nazi groups)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 2 This house believes that the WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 3 THR the rise of “Sharing Culture”
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 4 This house believes that states should significantly fund female-only tech companies
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 5 This house, as Israel, supports the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 6 This house supports universities treating students as customers (eg by allocating significant resources to improving students lifestyles, and granting students influence over university decisions and the content and delivery of course curricula)
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 7 This house believes that Western institutions should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, non-Western medical institutions that do not meet Western standards on human clinical trials
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 8 This house believes that LGBT groups should actively seek to include Side B Christians.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 9 This house supports the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots (Lethal Autonomous Robots are fully autonomous military weapons that can select and engage targets without human intervention).
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 ESL_Final THB that Western European states at high risk for terror attacks should implement 'state of emergency' laws.
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Semis THR the mass deregulation of the financial sector
2017-08-13 Tallin EUDC 2017 Open_Final TH as the Kremlin would commemorate the 1917 Russian Revolution as a tradegy rather than a triumph for the nation.
2017-03-04 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.