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Date Tournament Round Motion
2014-11-08 Durham Open 1 THW ban religious organizations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 2 THBT democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 3 TH, as a feminist, would oppose products marketed to help women protect themselves from date rape.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 4 THBT Arab-Israelis who successfully seek election to the Knesset should opt not to take up that seat.
2014-11-08 Durham Open 5 THBT the state should construct false historical narratives that promote social cohesion (e.g. racial and religious tolerance)
2014-11-08 Durham Open Novice_Final There is a potion which can stop you falling in love. TH, as an 18 year old, would take the potion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Semis THBT true women’s liberation is incompatible with the existence of organized religion.
2014-11-08 Durham Open Open_Final THBT FB should manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to promote progressive content.
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.1 THW have scientists make environmental policies, not politicians
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.2 THBT humanism should disassociate from atheism
2014-06-21 Durham Open 1.3 THW nationalise porn
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.1 THBT LGBT should split into its constituent parts
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.2 THW teach sex positions explicitly for pleasure in sex education lessons
2014-06-21 Durham Open 10.3 THBT the US should assassinate the five Taliban prisoners released in return for Bowe Bergdahl so that the US will never negotiate with terrorists
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.1 TH, as the US government, would create a separate Kurdish state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.2 THW only show films that pass the Bechdel test
2014-06-21 Durham Open 2.3 THW give equal coverage to mens’ and womens’ sport
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.1 THBT the Mexican government should support vigilante groups
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.2 THW remove the 9th clause from the Japanese constitution
2014-06-21 Durham Open 3.3 THW require all photoshopped images to be labelled
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.1 THW reallocate names randomly
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.2 THW allow simulated child pornography
2014-06-21 Durham Open 4.3 THW reduce US cultural domination
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.1 THW decrease womens’ income tax
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.2 THW aggressively hire ex-soldiers as teachers
2014-06-21 Durham Open 5.3 THBT Palestinians should accept demilitarisation in exchange for US recognition as a state
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.1 THW ban private schools
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.2 THW continue to drill the Arctic
2014-06-21 Durham Open 6.3 THW give house arrest for non-violent offenders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.1 THW not have set up the ICTY after the dissolution of Yugoslavia
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.2 THBT Greece should immediately default and leave the Euro
2014-06-21 Durham Open 7.3 THW get councils to put out tenders for all NHS services in a local area
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.1 THB liberal and progressive groups should stop saying “Check your privilege”
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.2 THW prevent guilty nations of human rights violations from hosting sporting events
2014-06-21 Durham Open 8.3 THW abolish government funding of art
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.1 THW send female diplomats to gender inequality countries
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.2 THBT Mossad should covertly assassinate Syrian rebel leaders
2014-06-21 Durham Open 9.3 TH regrets the commercialisation of indigenous cultures
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_1 THW abolish Oxbridge
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Semi_2 THB that the UN should ban impartial small arms embargos
2014-06-21 Durham Open Open_Final THB that the Iraqi government should issue oil dividends to its citizens