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Date Tournament Round Motion
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THR the Narrative of the American Dream.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THB The State Should Not Attach any Legal or Fiscal Privileges to the Family Unit (e.g tax breaks, spousal exemptions etc)
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THR The Fall of the Galactic Empire.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW Introduce an Excise Tax on Tabloids to Finance a Subsidy of Broadsheet.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW exclude Turkey from NATO if it Continues Bombing Kurdish Troops in Syria and Iraq.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Novice_Final THR the Narrative of Having one Great Calling or Purpose in Life.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Partial_Quarters THR the Negative Connotations Surrounding Creating Art for the Primary Purpose of Profit.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW Ban Mens’ Rights Activist Groups.
2015-12-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final TH as the Republican National Committee Would Literally Kick Donald Trump out of the Republican Party.
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 1 THW not allow skilled workers to migrate to the EU from the developing world
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 2 THW require all film companies to practice socially representative film making
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 3 THBT US citizens should select Option B i.e. they should vote to publicly subject the kidnapped officials to enhanced interrogation techniques
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 4 TH supports the creation of feminist political parties
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV 5 THBT the Baltic states should ban Russian state-backed TV channels
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Quarters TH supports African Americans who choose to violently protest in response to police brutality
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT universities and student groups should not ban speakers with offensive political views
2014-12-13 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT education systems should indoctrinate children to believe they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 1 THW introduce a sin tax on all meat products
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT governments should not provide rebuilding funds to citizens above the poverty line in known natural disaster areas
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 3 THW establish an easily performed procedure for individuals to delete the entirety of their internet and social media footprint
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 4 TH supports the Ukrainian government’s decision to make a trade deal with Russia rather than seek integration with the EU
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV 5 THW return all ill-gotten artworks and valuable historical artefacts to the communities of their origin
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Novice_Final THW not give jail time to criminals who do not pose an ongoing violent threat to society
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT violent protest is a legitimate strategy in democratic societies
2013-11-30 SSE Riga IV Open_Final TH support unlimited human body enhancement in all areas of life
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 1 This house would ban sports, where the main purpose is to inflict pain (e.g. boxing, martial arts)
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 2 This house believes that the state should fund the identity change, including changing their legal name and physical appearance, of infamous prisoners upon their release
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 3 This house believes that Western countries should offer to immediately cancel all debts owed by any authoritarian country upon its transition to democracy
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 4 This house believes that the gay rights movement should campaign for the abolition of marriage, rather than marriage equality
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV 5 This house would ban all political polls before any election
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis This house would make the use of conscripts in active combat a war crime
2012-08-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final This house believes that from kindergarten onwards all education should be gender neutral
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 1 THBT Western nations should make development aid conditional on the protection of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) rights.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT governments should lie to their populations in time of economic crisis, where the lies are deemed likely to improve the economy.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 3 THW make any language which is spoken by at least 5% of the population an official state language and offer all state service in that language.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT the US military should destroy Iran's nuclear program.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV 5 THW require all media aimed at children to undermine traditional gender roles
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW make the US pay reparations to its Muslim citizens.
2011-12-09 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT the time for the United States of Europe has come.
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW criminalize women that drink alcohol during pregnancy
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT English should be the only language of education in developing countries
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW forcibly settle the Roma
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT the US should stop all support (including military) until Israel unilaterally withdraws from illegal settlements in Palestine
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW introduce quotas of poor and rich in all schools
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THBT the state should approve all loans
2010-07-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THBT emergent democracies should ban all political rallies and other large public gatherings
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW make people pay for private car ownership (not exact wording)
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW make voting in European Parliament Elections mandatory (not exact wording)
2007-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW put a tax on the number of foreign players in a sports teams (not exact wording)
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THBT multinational companies are friends of the developing world
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THW impose environmental tax on airlines
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THW change the constitution of Japan allowing them to have offensive forces
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW introduce national quotas for accepting immigrants for EU member states
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW allow the sale of organs
2006-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THW compel prisoners to be subject to medical experiments
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 1 THW place tax on fast food
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 2 THW tie foreign aid to environmental standards
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 3 THBT torture is justified
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 4 THBT there are no more heros
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV 5 THW ban extremist political parties
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Quarters THBT sporting boycotts are a legitimate political tool
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Semis THW declare sex with a trafficked prostitue rape
2005-01-12 SSE Riga IV Open_Final THW ban the reporting of hostage taking