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Date Tournament Round Motion
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 1 THBT the media should refrain from showing graphic details of terror attacks.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 2 THW implement an annual lottery where a small percentage of debt-holding private citizens have their debt forgiven.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 3 THW forbid religious leaders from publicly expressing opinions on political matters.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Semi Given the technology to reproduce with a push of a button, THP a world without sex or sexual desire.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Final Actually, THS China's rise as a global superpower.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 1 This house would require companies to hire a significant percentage of employees without university degrees across all levels of their organisation
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 2 THBT the EU should cut structural funds to member states that undermine civil and political rights (e.g. restrict court independence, reduce media and academic freedom, etc.)
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 3 Assuming the existence of empathy enhancement drugs, THW ban such drugs*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 4 THW make the weight of votes proportional to a person’s expected remaining lifespan*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Novice_Final TH prefers a world in which people can’t lie
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THBT feminist movements should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THW ban private military contractors
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Final THW prefer a world where wealth is seen as shameful
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 1 THBT the media should refrain from showing graphic details of terror attacks.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 2 THW implement an annual lottery where a small percentage of debt-holding private citizens have their debt forgiven.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 3 THW forbid religious leaders from publicly expressing opinions on political matters.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Semi Given the technology to reproduce with a push of a button, THP a world without sex or sexual desire.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Final Actually, THS China's rise as a global superpower.
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 1 THR the dominance of digital entertainment (e.g. video games, internet use and TV) in the lives of children
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 2 TH, as Sinn Fein, would cease to practice abstentionism.
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 3 THW retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practices for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 4 THO the use of exceptionalist narratives
2021-06-05 Trinity Open 5 THP a social norm of being primarily responsible for your own pursuit of happiness to one of being primarily responsible for the happiness of others
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Octa THBT the results of unethical research should be destroyed
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Quarter THS the creation of women-only economic zones in Saudi Arabia
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Semi THP a world in which personality masks exist and are widely available
2021-06-05 Trinity Open Open_Final THR narratives that claim that history inevitably moves towards a particular end (e.g. Fukuyama's "end of history", Marx's "global revolution")
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 1 THBT leaders of minority religions in Europe should strongly discourage their congregations from publicly displaying their faith
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 2 THW require companies to hire a significant percentage of employees without university degrees across all levels of their organisation, for positions that do not require professional qualification (e.g. doctors, civil engineers)
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 3 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
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 4 THR the increased deployment of Unmanned Combat Vehicles in armed conflict
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open 5 THW give citizens more votes based on their performance on a test of current affairs and general political knowledge
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open ESL_Final In a minimal state, a government's role is exclusively to protect property rights and people's physical security. Beyond this, such a state would not intervene in people's lives, or provide any public services. THP a minimal state
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Quarter THW replace the ICC with permanent regional courts to prosecute crimes against humanity
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Semi THBT the EU should take full responsibility for the control of its external borders in dealing with the inflows of refugees
2021-05-22 Acropolis Open Open_Final 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
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 1 THW allow unelected public health boards to have complete executive control over COVID-19 response policies
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 2 As a creator of socially tabooed art, THW only produce art anonymously
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 3 THBT the African Union should adopt a single currency
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open 4 THP a world where non romantic co-parenting is the dominant norm
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Quarter THW introduce mandatory conscription to the police force for all healthy, able-bodied 18 year olds
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Semi THBT Dražen Erdemović should not have been released from prison
2021-05-15 Rotterdam Open Open_Final THW allow kritik arguments in debate formats
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
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 1 TH, as adopting parents, would not tell their kids they're adopted when it is reasonably possible to conceal that information
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 2 THR the increasing trend of the modern left characterizing conservative politicians and voters as morally reprehensible
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 3 THBT Xi Jinping's decision to prevent Ant Financial from engaging in an IPO is in the interests of the CCP
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 4 Assuming feasibility, THW determine the percentage of income that an individual pays as tax based on the relative material privilege the individual had during their upbringing (such as private education, parental wealth, childhood home etc.), and not based on their income.
2021-01-30 Trinity IV 5 THW ban research into the genetic connection between identity groups (e.g. ethnicity, gender) and attributes (e.g. intelligence, compassion)
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Quarter THBT constitutional states should revisit their constitution once in every generation (25 years)
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Semi THBT the UK should place a cap on the number of Oxbridge graduates employed in any corporate (e.g. law, banking, consulting) or elected positions
2021-01-30 Trinity IV Open_Final THBT Yin & Yang should be imprisoned
2021-01-30 Trinity IV ProAm_Final THW implement a gender rotation policy for lead public roles (e.g. Prime Minister; cabinet members)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 1 THW abolish awards in creative fields (e.g., the Oscars for film, the Booker Prize or the Nobel for literature, the Future Generation Art Prize for art).
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 2 THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 3 THBT the education system should teach children to believe that they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 4 TH, as the US, would prioritize economic engagement with North Korea instead of demanding nuclear disarmament
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 5 THS the shaming of individuals as a tactic for social movements to catalyse change (e.g. shaming individuals for not taking environmentally sustainable actions, shaming individuals for violating lockdown/quarantine policies)
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Semi THP a society that heavily emphasises collectivism rather than individualism
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Final THBT policies regarding the teaching and use of language should be descriptive rather than prescriptive
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Quarter THR the glorification of the concept of genius
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Semi THBT developing states are better off with elite-led technocratic governments as opposed to democratic ones
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Final THP a world where Karmic reincarnation exists
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Semi THW introduce significant "cost caps" in sports
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Final TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. crossing yourself, wearing hijabs, kippahs or other articles of faith, posting on social media, publicly attending mass, synagogues etc.)
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 1 THBT sex education classes in schools should teach techniques for sexual gratification (including, but not limited to, anal sex, oral sex, mutual gratification and masturbation)
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 2 THBT Israel should adopt the Corpus Seperatum plan
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 3 THBT Carrie Lam should resign
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 4 THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence
2020-06-27 Imperial IV 5 THW ban the creation of saviour siblings
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Quarters THW take the Blue Pill over the Red Pill
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Semi THBT India should join ASEAN
2020-06-27 Imperial IV Open_Final THBT universities should establish "dangerous spaces"
2020-06-27 Imperial IV ProAm_Final THR the rise of silicon valley culture
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 1 THW break up large pharmaceutical firms
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 2 THBT feminists should not use rhetoric about women being more empathetic or more caring than men as part of their advocacy (e.g. “Women are good leaders because they are more gentle and nurturing.”)
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 3 THBT attacks on non-combatants involved in war activities are a legitimate strategy in war
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 4 TH regrets the rise of philanthrocapitalism
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Quarters THR the societal belief that one should strongly identify with the culture of one's ancestry (e.g. if you are ethnically Chinese, identifying strongly with Chinese culture)
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Semi THR the US-Taliban peace deal
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 Open_Final THP a world without a belief in free will
2020-05-31 Tilbury House Online Open 2020 ProAm_Final THBT teachers and parents belonging to oppressed minority groups should teach children within their group to contribute to the welfare of the group even at personal cost
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 1 This House welcomes complete video surveillance systems of public spaces in cities.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 2 This House believes that the EU should pursue further relations with China, at the expense of relations with the US.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 3 This House would criminalize defamation.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 4 This House, as an individual, prefers believing that they can singlehandedly change the world over believing that they are just one pawn in the grand scheme of things.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 5 This House believes that pro-refugee advocacy groups should portray refugees as valuable contributors to society, rather than victims of their circumstances.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 Open_Semi This House believes that wages should be predominantly determined by the public utility of a job.
2019-04-13 Cracow Open 2019 Open_Final This House regrets rising commodification of close and intimate relationships (including but not limited to hiring actors to play your family members; commercial hugging; premium accounts on dating apps).
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 1 This house would require companies to hire a significant percentage of employees without university degrees across all levels of their organisation
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 2 THBT the EU should cut structural funds to member states that undermine civil and political rights (e.g. restrict court independence, reduce media and academic freedom, etc.)
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 3 Assuming the existence of empathy enhancement drugs, THW ban such drugs*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 4 THW make the weight of votes proportional to a person’s expected remaining lifespan*
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Novice_Final TH prefers a world in which people can’t lie
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THBT feminist movements should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Semi THW ban private military contractors
2018-12-08 Riga IV 2018 Open_Final THW prefer a world where wealth is seen as shameful
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 1 THW abolish awards in creative fields (e.g., the Oscars for film, the Booker Prize or the Nobel for literature, the Future Generation Art Prize for art).
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 2 THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 3 THBT the education system should teach children to believe that they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 4 TH, as the US, would prioritize economic engagement with North Korea instead of demanding nuclear disarmament
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 5 THS the shaming of individuals as a tactic for social movements to catalyse change (e.g. shaming individuals for not taking environmentally sustainable actions, shaming individuals for violating lockdown/quarantine policies)
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Semi THP a society that heavily emphasises collectivism rather than individualism
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo ESL_Final THBT policies regarding the teaching and use of language should be descriptive rather than prescriptive
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Quarter THR the glorification of the concept of genius
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Semi THBT developing states are better off with elite-led technocratic governments as opposed to democratic ones
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Open_Final THP a world where Karmic reincarnation exists
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Semi THW introduce significant "cost caps" in sports
2020-07-17 Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo Schools_Final TH, as a parent belonging to a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly (e.g. crossing yourself, wearing hijabs, kippahs or other articles of faith, posting on social media, publicly attending mass, synagogues etc.)
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 1 This house, without knowledge of who they will be, would prefer to be born into the 2nd Moon
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 2 THS the existence of teleportation
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 3 THP a world where, starting tomorrow, women can shoot lightning from their fingertips
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV 4 THW ban privately contracting the services of superheroes by individuals or companies
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Gold_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV ProAm_Final Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
2020-06-13 Cyberpunk IV Silver_Final TH, as someone with hyperempathy, would not take the pill.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 1 In areas where minorities face significant barriers to traditional representation of their culture, THS ethnic majority artists who focus their work around minority culture’s appreciation.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 2 THBT companies should pay corporate tax in all countries that they operate in (proportional to the amount of revenue made in that country), as opposed to only the country that their headquarters are registered in.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 3 THR the demonization of Russia in Eastern European countries.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 4 The year is 2020 and in the UK a second referendum on Brexit has reversed the original decision. TH, as the EU, W not allow the UK to cancel Brexit.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 5 THBT all military strategies are justified if they save more lives than they cost.
2019-06-08 Poznan Open 2019 Open_Final THW destroy the evidence
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
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open 1 "R1: In post-colonial societies, THW require all international media corporations to employ solely domestic journalists in reporting on national news.
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open 2 In disaster-prone areas, THW replace all state rebuilding and reconstruction efforts with direct cash transfers to affected citizens
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open 3 THBT feminists should attempt to mobilize masculinity in service of feminist goals (e.g. ""real men respect women"") rather than attempt to deconstruct it (e.g. raising awareness to the issue of toxic masculinity)
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open 4 TH, as Serbia, would develop closer ties with Russia and Turkey at the expense of ties with the EU
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open 5 THBT successful members of oppressed groups should adopt a narrative that predominantly attributes their successes to chance as opposed to merit.
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open Open_Quarter Assuming the US Democrats win the house in midterm elections, TH, as the US Democrats, would move to impeach Donald Trump
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open Open_Semi THS an integrated energy market within the EU
2018-07-27 Belgrade Open Open_Final THO the narrative that history inevitably moves towards a particular end (e.g. Fukuyama's ""end of history"", Marx's ""global revolution"")
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
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 5 TH prefers a world without a concept of an afterlife.
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 Open_Semis TH supports the inclusion of FARC as a political party in Colombian elections
2017-11-24 Munich Open 2017 Open_Final TH supports the creation of an artificial island for those who do not want to live under the jurisdiction of any state.
2017-11-18 NEAO 2017 ESL_Final - very severe dementia; - vegetative state etc. Advanced directives are irreversible - they remain binding. NON-voluntary euthanasia is NOT INvoluntary euthanasia. It merely means that no EXPLICIT CONSENT is granted at the time. " Motion: This House Would legalize advanced directives requesting non-voluntary euthanasia for oneself
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 1 THW allow plaintiffs to sell to third parties their right to sue.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 2 THR the prominence given to celebrity endorsements of politicians and political parties
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 3 THW apply an environmental tax to cheap mass-produced clothing
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 4 TH, as a female visitor to WestWorld, would choose to wear a black hat.
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV 5 THBT developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools"
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Semis THBT NATO should create a 'safe zone' in rebel-held territory within Syria
2016-11-25 Tilbury House IV Open_Final THR the decision of Clinton supporters in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 US election to frame the Trump victory as the result of misogyny and racism and not opposition to the political establishment and/or neoliberalism
2016-10-28 Munich Open 1 THW limit the time in office for heads of state to two terms
2016-10-28 Munich Open 2 THB that the EU should actively support "Women on Waves".
2016-10-28 Munich Open 3 THW allow third parties (i.e. individuals or companies) who have been harmed by a workers strike to sue the union(s) for damages.
2016-10-28 Munich Open 4 TH opposes the Black Lives Matters' endorsement of BDS."
2016-10-28 Munich Open 5 In countries with public healthcare, THW not cover life prolonging treatments for the elderly.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Semis THBT European countries should compel migrants and refugees to attend lessons about the sexual norms prevalent in the country.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Final THW ban cash in the developed world
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 1 THBT governments should strictly regulate construction and renovation in order to preserve historical architecture (buildings, parks, public spaces etc).
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 2 THW ban self-learning sex robots that aim to be highly gratifying and realistic
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 3 THW permanently remove from service Imams who are stationed in places where an honour killing has occured
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 4 THW not use scientific data acquired through non-ethical experiments
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy Open_Final THW rebuild the Husartsan memorial
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 1 THBT the media should refrain from showing graphic details of terror attacks.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 2 THW implement an annual lottery where a small percentage of debt-holding private citizens have their debt forgiven.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 3 THW forbid religious leaders from publicly expressing opinions on political matters.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Semi Given the technology to reproduce with a push of a button, THP a world without sex or sexual desire.
2021-07-04 EUDC Challenge IV 2021 Open_Final Actually, THS China's rise as a global superpower.
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
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 1 This House Would Fully Subsidize Gender Reassigment Surgery For Pubescent Teenagers Regardless of Parental Consent.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 2 This House Believes That Israel Should Fine Actors Who Refuse To Perform In Settlements
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 3 This House Believes That the U.S. Should Hack China's "Credit Social System" In Order To Disrupt It
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 4 This House Believes That Republika Srpska Should Be an Independent State
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 5 This House Believes That Mexico Should Allow Neighbourhoods And Cities In North Mexico To Form Armed Militias In Order To Combat Drug Cartels.
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Semis This House Would Impose Criminal Laws To Crimes Comitted By Users Of Avatars In Virtual Worlds (Such As ’Second Life’)
2017-04-07 PEP IV 2017 Open_Final This House Supports the EU Backed Western Balkans Customs Union, Even at the Price of Terminating the Free Trade Agreement With Russia And of Joining the EU Sanctions on Russia
2016-12-10 Riga IV 1 THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
2016-12-10 Riga IV 2 THBT search engines should deprioritise search or autocomplete results with sexist, racist or otherwise offensive content
2016-12-10 Riga IV 3 TH regrets the promotion of religion in countries formerly ruled by communist regimes in Eastern Europe
2016-12-10 Riga IV 4 THBT the US should abandon all military support for and impose economic sanctions on the Philippines
2016-12-10 Riga IV 5 THBT the governments of Brazil and Peru should contact uncontacted Amazonian tribes
2016-12-10 Riga IV Novice_Final TH supports the use of referendums when deciding whether to permit same sex marriage
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Semis THBT Italy should have voted ‘si’ in last week’s referendum on constitutional reform
2016-12-10 Riga IV Open_Final TH supports the demolition of makeshift refugee camps on the borders between European countries e.g. The Calais Jungle in France, The Idomeni Camp in Greece
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
2016-10-28 Munich Open 1 THW limit the time in office for heads of state to two terms
2016-10-28 Munich Open 2 THB that the EU should actively support "Women on Waves".
2016-10-28 Munich Open 3 THW allow third parties (i.e. individuals or companies) who have been harmed by a workers strike to sue the union(s) for damages.
2016-10-28 Munich Open 4 TH opposes the Black Lives Matters' endorsement of BDS."
2016-10-28 Munich Open 5 In countries with public healthcare, THW not cover life prolonging treatments for the elderly.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Semis THBT European countries should compel migrants and refugees to attend lessons about the sexual norms prevalent in the country.
2016-10-28 Munich Open Open_Final THW ban cash in the developed world
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 1 TH would ban private healthcare
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 2 TH would require children, to the extent they are able, to financially support their parents in old age
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 3 TH regrets the remilitarisation of Japan
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 4 TH would ban foreign states from funding religious organisations
2016-10-22 SOAS IV 5 TH believes that companies have a moral obligation to significantly invest in helping the communities in which they operate, even when it has no benefit to that organisation
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 1 THBT governments should strictly regulate construction and renovation in order to preserve historical architecture (buildings, parks, public spaces etc).
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 2 THW ban self-learning sex robots that aim to be highly gratifying and realistic
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 3 THW permanently remove from service Imams who are stationed in places where an honour killing has occured
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy 4 THW not use scientific data acquired through non-ethical experiments
2016-09-03 Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy Open_Final THW rebuild the Husartsan memorial
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 1 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 2 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 3 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 4 This House Believes That pro-democratic activists should use fake news and synthetic media (e.g. "deepfake", fake video or audio recordings) to advance their cause.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 5 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 6 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 7 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 8 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 9 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Quarter This House Would force individuals suspected of being a "stolen child" under the junta to undergo DNA testing to establish whether they are indeed stolen children.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Semi THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 ESL_Final THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Octa This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Quarter This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Semi TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
2020-08-02 Astana EUDC 2020 Open_Final THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 1 This House Would expel states which fail to spend a minimum of 2% of GDP on defence from NATO.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 2 This House Believes that feminist movements in the developing world should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing themselves from them.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 3 This House Believes That the West should massively discourage and disincentivise economic collaboration and exchange with China.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 4 This House Would raise their child to prefer to be single.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 5 THBT the democratic nominee should commit to abolishing ICE
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Semi This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 ESL_Final This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Quarters This House Believes That it is in the interest of the Russian Federation for Vladimir Putin to run for a fifth term as President in 2024.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Semi This House prefers technocracy to democracy.
2019-05-11 Cambridge IV 2019 Open_Final THBT Palestinians should prioritise striving to consolidate a Palestinian state in the Westbank and the Gaza Strip as opposed to seeking the right to return to Israel.
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 1 THBT the European Union should expel Hungary
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 2 This House Supports the rise of websites that provide free access to open source and pay-wall protected academic resources
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 3 issues that are classically seen as part of the political domain are increasingly decided on by courts through legislation. Examples include, but are not limited to: the Dutch state successfully being sued to take stronger measures against climate change (Urgenda) and forcing political parties to allow women as candidates (SGP), the British Supreme Court deciding whether the Lower House should have a vote on Brexit and Trumps measures being increasingly challenged in courts. Motion: THR the judicialisation of politics
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 4 THW allow natural persons to pay people not to vote
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 5 THW choose the job they are passionate about
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Novice_Final This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Open_Semis India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The structure of the alliance treaty replicates all the clauses of the NATO treaty. Motion: This House supports Asian NATO
2019-03-01 Leiden Open 2019 Open_Final Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Motion: This house believes that ”Dulce et Decorum Est pro Patria Mori” (i.e. the belief that it is sweet and right to die for your country)
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.
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 1 THW allow people to sue partners who cheated on them
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 2 THBT Putin is good for Russian power on the international stage
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 3 THBT the Bulgarian government should pay reparations to all those who were subjected to the Revival process
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 4 THBT the western companies and investors should pull out of the Saudi Arabia's Neom project
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 5 THR the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty etc.)
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Semis TH prefers to be an averagely intelligent person to a genius
2018-10-20 Sofia Open 2018 Open_Final THBT it is NOT legitimate to shame public figures for non:criminal actions they did when they were young (eg. partying, alcohol consumption, soft drugs use, political views etc.)
2018-10-03 China BP 1 This House Regrets narratives that glorify the elderly (e.g. "The old know better"; "The old deserve more" etc.)
2018-10-03 China BP 2 This House Believes That Supreme Courts should refrain from making decisions on controversial social issues (e.g. gay rights, abortion)
2018-10-03 China BP 3 During economic crises, This House Believes That states should prioritise fiscal stability (i.e. balancing budget) over increasing public spending
2018-10-03 China BP 4 This House Believes That international criminal tribunals should introduce the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes against humanity
2018-10-03 China BP 5 This House Believes That academic journals should not publish articles that characterize colonialism as positive
2018-10-03 China BP 6 Assuming feasibility, in countries with conscription, This House Would forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge
2018-10-03 China BP 7 This House Believes That the deaf rights movement should disproportionately emphasize the positive experiences associated with being deaf
2018-10-03 China BP 8 This House, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program
2018-10-03 China BP 9 This House Would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger reelection
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Semis This House prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions
2018-10-03 China BP Novice_Final This House Would abolish constitutional monarchies
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Octos This House opposes the dominant social norm in favor of monogamy
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Quarters This House Believes That President Vladimir Putin is good for Russia
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Semis This House Believes That the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world
2018-10-03 China BP Open_Final This House Believes That Asian education systems should actively promote the view that Asian culture is superior to Western Culture