Search for Motions

Search for motions by keyword, category, Chief Adjudicator or tournament. Access the motions spreadsheet directly here.

Date Tournament Round Motion
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the destruction of monuments of controversial historical figures.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THS the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Gretta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students).
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 1 THBT hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 Assuming full social distancing isn't possible: This house, upon finding an opportunity, would escape to another city which is not yet infected.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 2 In times of crisis, where tradeoff is inevitable, THBT states should prioritise safety over freedom.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as Mowgli W stay in the jungle
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 THBT Ezra Miller should drop out of the role for future movies in the series
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 3 TH, as the Ministry of Magic W expose itself to the Muggle World
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THW make income tax for all women directly proportional to the national wage gap (e.g. if women earn on average 70% of what men earn, they would pay 70% of the income tax men pay for the same salary)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THO the rise of entrepreneurs selling off their businesses to large corporations.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 4 THS the rise of disaster capitalism
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THBT Michael should not be convicted for his crimes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 Assuming there exists technology that can access and project memories, THW allow using it for evidence in court.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 5 THW allow the use of evidence obtained illegally in court
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the portrayal of female retributive violence
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 THO the depiction of women in mythology as feminists (eg: Athena, Draupadi)
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 6 TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, supports Queer baiting
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THBT the working class should reject Bernie Sanders as the face of the working class movement for being a part of the 1%.
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THW require all research institutions to use at least 50% of their resources (time, staff, money, etc.) to do replication studies
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Octa THS two party political systems over multiparty political systems
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THW allow doctors to disclose incurable and terminal hereditary conditions to their patient's life partner against the patient's wishes
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which the dominant societal world-view is a realistic one rather than an optimistic one
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Quarter THP a world in which people don't engage in virtue signalling
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi THR the US pursuit of global energy dominance
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi With the benefit of hindsight, TH, as the USA would not order the killing of the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani at the beginning of this year
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Wakanda, would reveal itself to the world and adopt globalism, rather than remain in isolation
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final Assuming the technology to alter one's memories irreversibly exists, THW ban the use of the technology
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW use Soul 100
2020-06-19 India Debate Open AP 2020 Open_Final THW allow convicted criminals whose crimes caused their victims suffering to choose to undergo the exact same experience as their victims did, by using the technology, as a substitute for a prison sentence.