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Asia Pacific WSDC TH, as a state with ageing population, would opt for policies that increase immigration (e.g. more visas) rather than ones that encourage citizens to have more children (e.g. tax benefits)
Asia Pacific WSDC THP new and original TV series (e.g. Umbrella Academy, the Witcher) to revamps of classic universes (e.g. Amazon series on the Lord of the Rings, Netflix adaption of Alice in Wonderland)
Asia Pacific WSDC THW forbid Western tech companies from accepting Chinese standards in order to access the Chinese market (e.g. Google accepting censorship, Apple moving servers to China etc)
Asia Pacific WSDC THBT feminist movement in the west should heavily promote the concept of 'self-partnership'
The Halycon Debates THR the prevalent narrative that "the children are the future"
The Halycon Debates THW force parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to send their children to kindergartens with mixed classrooms (having students with and without ASD) rather than kindergartens exclusively for special education
The Halycon Debates THR the rising trend of parents genetically testing their fetuses to determine the presence genetic "anomalies" (e.g. cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, Down Syndrome, excess chromosomes etc.) and ensure a "normal" child is born
The Halycon Debates THW aggressively move away from tourism as a driver for "economic growth"
The Halycon Debates TH as the government of a postcolonial state would abandon efforts to unify ethnically diverse regions into one country
The Halycon Debates THO the utilization of the Splinternet by governments
The Halycon Debates TH, as the West, Would aggressively use COVID Diplomacy to establish ties with North Korea
The Halycon Debates THBT Japan should heavily regulate the curriculum of 'Joseon Schools'
The Halycon Debates THO the decision of the National Assembly of South Korea
The Halycon Debates THBT the Kiera Bell ruling does more harm than good
The Halycon Debates THBT the LGBTIQIA+ community should actively encourage non-hetero individuals in conservative countries to live dual identities
The Halycon Debates THR the emphasis placed on sexual acts/intercourse in determining one's sexual orientation within the LGBTIQIA+ community
The Halycon Debates THP a pessimistic view of aI as opposed to an optimistic one
The Halycon Debates THW ban the development and public access to memorial bots
The Halycon Debates THS the rise of relationships with realistic AIs like Replika
The Halycon Debates THBT the belief "that religious leaders have a deeper connection with their deities" does more harm than good
The Halycon Debates TH as Christians Opposes the commercialisation of Christmas
The Halycon Debates TH, as religious leaderships, would shift their strategy from increasing the number of believers towards prioritizing boosting loyalty amongst adherents to the religion.
The Halycon Debates TH, as the working class, W demand for the continued provision of guaranteed-income even post-pandemic regardless of the level of economic recovery
The Halycon Debates TH, as history teachers from minority backgrounds, would prioritize teaching history in primary and secondary schools with an emphasis on socio-political commentary, even at the expense of memorization of historical facts
The Halycon Debates Assuming Leni Robredo runs in the next presidential elections, THBT it is in the best interest of Leftist political parties in the Philippines to unite to support Leni Robredo rather than fielding their own presidential candidates
The Halycon Debates THW legalise recreational use of all drugs by adults
The Halycon Debates THS the rise of drugs (medical and recreational) as a primary option for individuals to cope with mental illnesses as opposed to prioritizing more natural remedies (e.g., consultation, wellness programs, etc.)
The Halycon Debates During the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccines, THBT governments should censor information regarding the adverse side effects of the vaccines being admistered that have already been approved for safety and efficacy.
The Halycon Debates THW destroy this tech
The Halycon Debates TH, as a citizen of Omelas, would free the child
The Halycon Debates THW choose to become a horse
The Halycon Debates THW anonymise all charitable donations
The Halycon Debates THBT the presence of charities is a symbol of the failure of humanity
The Halycon Debates THBT foreign-based NGOs operating in countries with fragile democracies should cease efforts to push for political change (e.g. lobby for policy changes, re-education of the population, etc.) and instead focus solely on the provision of essential services on the ground (e.g. food drives, vaccinations, building livable communities, etc.)
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THR the Rise of Micro-credentialism
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THR Laos' construction of dams on the Mekong.
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THP a world where the privileged progressive youth would deliberately choose to be a 'Living Buddha' with their endeavors in the academe, business, and politics.
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THBT BTS should boycott the 2021 Grammy Awards
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THW abolish the Kafala system
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship THBT international law should recognize the right to exist
42nd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship Assuming feasibility, THBT the Philippine government should impose mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
ILNU Pre UADC THW provide doctors performing life saving procedures immunity from legal action against them
ILNU Pre UADC THBT novel drugs should be made available to at risk patients before the completion of Phase III Clinical Trials
ILNU Pre UADC THW implement an anti-vaccination tax on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children
ILNU Pre UADC THW replace all forms of religious giving (e.g. tithing, zakat) with equal government funding of religious institutions
ILNU Pre UADC In secular states, THW ban religious leaders from running for public office
ILNU Pre UADC TH, as the current Dalai Lama, W concede to Gyaincain Norbu as the legitimate Panchen Lama
ILNU Pre UADC THBT staging live action remakes has done more harm than good to disney's artistic legacy
ILNU Pre UADC THW legalise grafitti
ILNU Pre UADC THO the romanticizing of women who buck traditional gender norms in popular media
ILNU Pre UADC THP the use of zero hour contracts and furloughs rather than layoffs in times of financial crisis
ILNU Pre UADC THBT companies should pay an unemployment tax for automation
ILNU Pre UADC THR the introduction of Chinese mobile payments platforms in developing countries.
ILNU Pre UADC THW ban the contracting of athletes for single games
ILNU Pre UADC THS state owned enterprises like Gazprom and Emirates sponsoring sports teams
ILNU Pre UADC THBT players should get a cut of fantasy sports revenue as a performance bonus
ILNU Pre UADC THR the narrative of the "American Dream"
ILNU Pre UADC THBT the state should bear all costs of elective sex reassignment surgery
ILNU Pre UADC That local communities facing economic recession should be allowed to sell the rights over cultural heritage sites
ILNU Pre UADC THS the recent wave of Arab states' normalisation of ties with Israel
ILNU Pre UADC THBT regional peace talks should be led by external powers (i.e. six party structure) over in-region alliances and players (e.g. SADC or African Union)
ILNU Pre UADC THS the agreement to give control of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, with peace-keepers from Russia and Turkey
ILNU Pre UADC THR the use of language that dismisses activists based on their sacrifice (ie: "protest tourists"; "performative allyship")
ILNU Pre UADC In countries dominated by conservative political parties, THBT movements should prioritize grassroots organizing (outreach, education, local funding, scholarships, community spaces) as opposed to advocating for political change
ILNU Pre UADC THR the narrative that professionals working for nonprofits perform a "public service" or "sacrifice"
ILNU Pre UADC THBT incest should be legalized in cases where the familial relationship is not known prior to marriage
ILNU Pre UADC THS an unrestricted right to death for legal adults
ILNU Pre UADC THW require criminal cases in which the defendant is an ethnic or religious minority to be adjudicated by a member of the same identity
Smart Debates THP a world in which all people share the same physical appearance
Smart Debates THS the rise of vaccine diplomacy
Smart Debates THBT social media companies should refuse to censor the self broadcast of political suicides
Smart Debates THW allow for paper abortions in jurisdictions where abortion is legal
Smart Debates THBT ASEAN should allow for freedom of movement
Smart Debates THR the use of predictive algorithms in online media service platforms (e.g. Netflix, Spotify, Youtube)
Smart Debates THBT humans are the central unit of moral consideration
Smart Debates THR the imagery of medusa being used within the #metoo movement
Smart Debates THW test the peer review process of academic journals through the submission of Sokal papers
Smart Debates THBT Mahatma Gandhi's legacy has done more harm than good to the political discourse of South Asia
Japan BP Open THS the rise of virtual influencers
Japan BP Open This House Would mandate property developers to build low-cost housing proximate to their high-end construction projects
Japan BP Open This House Prefers the characterisation of politics as a “career”, instead of “social / public service”
Japan BP Open This House Believes That minority religions in the West should strongly encourage their congregations to refrain from public display of their faith
Japan BP Open This House Believes That micro-finance organisations (including but not limited to NGOs, charities, and developmental banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
Japan BP Open THS the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Japan BP Open In countries with deep ethnic and religious divides (e.g. Iraq, Libya, and Egypt), This House Prefers autocracies to decentralised democracies
Japan BP Open Assuming a nuclear non-proliferation treaty is offered by Joe Biden, This House, as Iran, Would choose to accept the offer
Japan BP Open This House Believes That youth-based political parties in developing countries should include the fight for queer rights in its manifesto
Mindanao IV THBT an Academic Freeze in state universities will do more harm than good to students
Mindanao IV THBT an Academic Freeze in state universities will do more harm than good to students
Mindanao IV THR the rise of Kpop culture
Mindanao IV THBT Western Filmmakers should actively oppose China's Film Censorship System
Mindanao IV THS the rise of private cities in developing countries
Mindanao IV THR the rise of KPop culture
Mindanao IV THS the use of voluntary human extinction as a strategy for environmentalism
Mindanao IV THS the rise of private cities in developing countries
Mindanao IV THBT Western Filmmakers should actively oppose China's Film Censorship System
Mindanao IV THS the pursuit of voluntary human extinction as a strategy for environmentalism
Mindanao IV THW abolish sex offender registers of the US
Mindanao IV THW abolish the sex offender registries in the US
Mindanao IV THW choose to live in an Anarchist World
Mindanao IV THW choose to live in the Anarchistic World
Mindanao IV THBT young Filipino scientists working abroad should not join the program
Mindanao IV THBT young Filipino scientists working abroad should not join the program
Mindanao IV THR the prevalence of using precedence as a standard in court rulings
Mindanao IV THR the prevalence of using precedent as a standard in court rulings
Mindanao IV THBT monarchies have no place in modern politivs
Mindanao IV THBT monarchies have no place in modern politics
Mindanao IV TH, as the editors of Nature Communications, would remove this article from their publication
Mindanao IV TH, as the editors of Nature Communications, would remove this article from their publication.
Mindanao IV For developing countries, THBT Biden's victory is not worth celebrating
Mindanao IV For developing countries, THBT Biden's victory is not worth celebrating
Visayas Debate Open THW hold pharmaceutical companies criminally liable for the opioid crisis
Visayas Debate Open THBT individuals who commit petty crimes (e.g. petty theft, simple assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, reckless driving, indecent exposure, etc.) should be tried solely by members of their local community
Visayas Debate Open THW allow citizens to sue local governments for failed or insufficient responses to crises
Visayas Debate Open THR the narrative that long-term relationships (e.g. familial, platonic, romantic) are more valuable
Visayas Debate Open THW stop teaching children that all opinions should be respected
Visayas Debate Open THR the stigmitisation of outsourcing eldercare in Asian societies
Visayas Debate Open THBT the G20 should opt for a model of debt forgiveness rather than the passed Debt Service Suspension Initiative in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Visayas Debate Open THR the reliance on Venture Capitalists in the tech/start-up landscape
Visayas Debate Open THS sectoral bargaining
Visayas Debate Open THBT the Philippine media should refrain from live reporting on Duterte
Visayas Debate Open THBT it is legitimate for a Filipino to be employed in the Online Troll industry
Visayas Debate Open TH, as Len Robredo, would take a more aggressive stance against Duterte
Visayas Debate Open THR the emphasis on sex and sexual acts in the LGBTQIA+ community
Visayas Debate Open THBT microfinance institutions should strongly prioritise women in allocating loans as opposed to any other metric
Visayas Debate Open TH, as the feminist movement, celebrates the portrayal of women as the source of fear in films (ex. Miranda Priestly, Carrie, Dolores Umbridge)
Visayas Debate Open THBT it is high time for the environmental movement to embrace nuclear energy
Visayas Debate Open THS the usage of citizen's assemblies to determine policies addressing climate change
Visayas Debate Open THBT the narrative that "the scientific community will find a solution to climate change" does more harm than good
Visayas Debate Open THR Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's military response to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) aggression
Visayas Debate Open THBT Joe Biden should reverse the Trump-era foreign policy toward China
Visayas Debate Open THBT opposition parties in India should begin actively opposing the anti-Muslim policies of the BJP
Visayas Debate Open THBT it is in the best interest of democratic states to move towards strengthening the power of international organizations (e.g. UN, EU, ASEAN, etc.) at the expense of national sovereignty
Visayas Debate Open THBT it is legitimate for countries to engage in "Vaccine Nationalism"
Visayas Debate Open TH prefers a pessimistic view of AI as opposed to an optimistic one
IIUM Debate Open THBT the feminist movement should actively oppose the use of makeup
IIUM Debate Open THBT the state should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements.
IIUM Debate Open THW legalise and oblige employers to recognise minority unions
IIUM Debate Open THR the commercialisation of religious holidays
IIUM Debate Open THW ban pre-election polls
IIUM Debate Open THW impose limits on corporate borrowing
IIUM Debate Open THBT complete human liberty can only be achieved absent the state
IIUM Debate Open THW ban all research into genoeconomics
Pre-Korea Worlds 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
Pre-Korea Worlds THO the expectation that one's monetary earnings should be in proportion with one's effort and hard work
Pre-Korea Worlds THBT Central Bank leaders should be elected by an independent panel of experts, rather than selected by politicians
Pre-Korea Worlds THP a world in which the registry exists
Pre-Korea Worlds THP a world in which moderate US Republican & Democrat representatives form their own political parties
Pre-Korea Worlds THBT South Korean feminists should advocate for the conscription of women
Pre-Korea Worlds THW break up Facebook Inc
Pre-Korea Worlds 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
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THO the centrality of national identity in sport
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THW restrict foreign investors from buying domestic league teams
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence TH as a new follower of a major sporting league (i.e. EPL, NFL) would choose to follow a less successful team from one's local area than a more successful but not geographically close team
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THR the glorification of start up culture
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THW allocate development aid primarily to countries ranked highly on the Democracy Index
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THS placing excess profit taxes on corporations which disproportinately benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THBT SK should not continue to repatriate North Korean refugees or "defectors"
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THW, as the incoming Biden administration, seek to normalise ties with Iran
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THBT dating shows where women are in a position of power are good for feminism (e.g. the Bachelorette and If You are the One)
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THW prohibit the teaching of religion to children under the age of majority
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THW out the poitician
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THR the rise of political centrism
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence As a post colonial state, THS a benevolent dictatorship over a representative democracy
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Assuming feasibility, THW legalise the buying and selling of citizenship
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THR the glorification of humility
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THR commercial genomic sequencing services accessible by the general public (i.e. 23&Me, Ancestry.com, MyTrueAncestry)
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THO the use of scientific discoveries obtained through unethical means
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence Once a pandemic has been declared, THW ban all reporting on the pandemic from non-governmental sources
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THBT Citizens should be granted the authority to determine how covid 19 stimulus packages are directed
TIB-JUDO Pre Eminence THBT Government agencies that regulate vaccines should only test whether a vaccine is safe ,not weather it is effective before approving it for public use
WDF Opens XIV THBT feminists from positions of privilege should actively refrain from taking leadership roles in the feminist movement.
WDF Opens XIV THBT Santa should give gifts to all children, regardless of whether they are naughty or nice
WDF Opens XIV THR the increased prominence of sport (participation in sport, consuming sporting merchandise, following sport) in the working class conscience
WDF Opens XIV THW restrict cities from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies
WDF Opens XIV TH, as religious minorities, would actively re-imagine their central figures as social activists rather than holy archetypes. For example, Jesus Christ as an activist for the disenfranchised rather than the Son of God
Birmingham ESL THW require university students from developing countries who obtained education in the West to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation.
Birmingham ESL THBT progressive social movements in India (e.g. feminist or LGBTQ+ movement) should strongly distance themselves from the West (e.g by not accepting funding, not exchanging information, or heavily emphasising their cultural specifity)
Birmingham ESL TH, as fans of the club, supports an imminent takeover by the Saudi Arabian Delegated Treasury Agency.
Birmingham ESL THBT ethnic communities should not shame their members for being ‘white-washed’
Birmingham ESL THW take the pill
Birmingham ESL THW 'resurrect' their significant other
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THW introduce the New Life Program
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THR the glorification of suffering in art
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THBT the Vatican should not have renewed its agreement with the CCP
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THBT prominent male feminists should focus on dismantling gender norms which primarily harm men
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THBT governments should significantly reduce financial support for struggling businesses during the covid-19 crisis, and instead divert spending to broad stimulus spending (e.g. enhanced welfare packages, infrastructure projects, tax breaks etc.)
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THBT criminal justice policy (eg enforcement, sentencing, rehabilitation, and monitoring) should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THP a society where people feel a strong obligation to sacrifice their own interests for the interests of their immediate community, rather than follow their own interests
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THS the decline of oil prices
Kinnaird College Debating Championship THS opposition boycotts of all elections that are known to not be free or fair
Aberstywyth Mini THW ban zoos
Aberstywyth Mini THP a world in which the Sorting Hat is used to determine where individuals attend University (Infoslide: The Sorting Hat is a sentient hat that magically determines where students belong academically, by judging each student's qualities and personality traits, thus placing them in the most appropriate house that upholds those qualities. On VERY rare occasions it has been known for a student to talk with the hat and influence where it decides to place them in.)
Aberstywyth Mini THS the statement that one should "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."
Aberstywyth Mini TH, as Comedian DJ, would accept the offer to join Taskmaster
Aberstywyth Mini THW cease the research and teaching of heliocentrism
Aberstywyth Mini THP living the events of the perfect day over and over again, rather than acting differently to pursue different events
Deree Invitational This House Believes That all countries should impose mandatory military conscription
Deree Invitational This House Believes That feminist organizations should not support female political cadidates who campaign using traditional gender roles (eg marketing oneself as a good wife, over-emphasizing traditional motherhood)
Deree Invitational This House Believes That states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation
Deree Invitational This House Believes That the international community should impose sanctions on Brazil, in order to curb their harmful environmental policies (eg deforestation, destruction of certain natural habitats, rampant pollution)
Deree Invitational This House Regrets the rise of citizen journalism
Deree Invitational THW make bullying a crime
Deree Invitational THW abolish pharmaceutical patents in favour of subsidies, tax breaks and public interest grants
Deree Invitational THBT progressive social movements should primarily use class consciousness as a rallying mechanism, rather than focusing on racial identity
Idea Lite TH supports the rise of academic piracy sites. (E.g. Sci-Hub, Lib-Gen, Academic Torrents)
Idea Lite TH believes that the environmental movement should employ strategies that aim to abolish capitalism rather than to reform it
Idea Lite TH, as the Republican Party, would publicly support Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 Presidential Elections
Idea Lite TH believes that social media sites should censor the statements of individuals that aim to diminish the threat and reality of COVID-19. (I.e. conspiracy theories on if it actually exists, incorrect statements on masks not working)
Idea Lite THBT developing countries should deprioritise extractive industries
Idea Lite THP a world where the dominant religion is Religion A as opposed to Religion B
Idea Lite THW accept the offer
USU IV THR the rise of Philanthrocapitalism
USU IV THS the development and use of sentencing algorithms
USU IV THR the Arab LEague's refusal to condemn the Israel-UAE normalisation deal
USU IV TH, s such a person, would choose to destroy the evidence
USU IV This House, as the Transitional Military Council of Sudan, would pay the United States compensation in exchange for being removed from the ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ list.
USU IV THW implement the Kafala system for immigrants in the USA
USU IV This House regrets the glorification of the narrative that hard work is the key to success.
USU IV THS the international codification of "just post bellum"
Asia Pro Ams THR the narrative that marrying someone with similar socio-economic background is necessary for a successful marriage
Asia Pro Ams THW ban the trade of Carbon Quotas
Asia Pro Ams In a post Covid society, THP the continuation of online classes over face-to-face classes
Asia Pro Ams THW prefer a world where nobody has the ability to lie
Asia Pro Ams THBT South Korea should give up on seeking reunification with North Korea
Asia Pro Ams Assuming the technology exists, THW allow people to own AI robots and carry out actions on the robots that would otherwise be deemed as illegal if done to humans
Cambridge IV THR the decline of tightly integrated families
Cambridge IV THBT protest movements should actively integrate religious figures and institutions in opposition to authoritarian regimes
Cambridge IV THW ban the development of Neuralink technology, or any other brain-computer interface
Cambridge IV TH, as India, would accept China's proposal
Cambridge IV THBT heads of state in democratic nations should be limited to one term in office
Cambridge IV When evaluating financial risk and value, THBT financial institutions and credit rating agencies should actively account for climate and nature based impacts and risk
Cambridge IV THW join the resistance against the AI
Cambridge IV Assuming it could be done instantly, THW remove all nuclear weapons and the capacity to build them from the current world
Cambridge IV THBT, rather than give money to Foreign Aid and International Development Institutions, developed countries should instead directly fund the Global Solidarity Fund
Cambridge IV 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)
Cambridge IV TH regrets the demonisation of populist leaders (e.g. Donald Trump, Marine LePen, Jair Bolsonaro)
La Liberta THS the idea of content on OTT platforms being regulated
La Liberta TH, believes that Google should allow fantasy sport apps like Dream 11 to be hosted on Playstore in India
La Liberta Assuming validity of the theory, TH will actively reduce growth in technology to avoid the Singularity
La Liberta THR the concept of Criminal Contempt of Court
La Liberta THBT it is justified to make a criminal go through the exact same horror or pain as the victim as a "form of justice"
La Liberta For scenarios where such a victim is revived by the killer, THW acquit the accused
La Liberta THS the idea that UCL in future editions should opt for a 1 leg knockouts over the traditional system.
La Liberta TH would prefer a maximum of 5 overseas players in a squad instead of 4 currently.
La Liberta THBT India should allow players born in other countries to play for the National team.
La Liberta TH as Norwegian Nobel Committee will strip Aung Sang Soo kyi of her Nobel Prize.
La Liberta THS the creation of armed forces units made up of foreign soldiers based on political interests, with such units being under the direct control of the government
La Liberta THR the De-Ba'athification of Iraq's military.
La Liberta In a Post-Apocalyptic world devastated by a global Nuclear War, THS the creation of a World Government.
La Liberta TH, as the INC at the onset of World War 1, will violently revolt against the British colonizers instead of accepting the offer
La Liberta TH, as the Nuremberg Trial after WWII, will grant amnesty to those Nazi officials who are ready to be a witness against the masterminds of the Holocaust and other Nazi war crimes and crimes against humanity.
La Liberta TH, as the Indian BJP Government in 1st week of March 2020, will strictly ban the celebration of Holi in India in the wake of COVID19 concerns
La Liberta THP a world where COVID-19 is seen as the new normal rather than one where it is seen as an extraordinary situation.
La Liberta TH, as a state, will take a utilitarian approach when making policies to deal with a pandemic.
La Liberta In religious issues involving a particular religious group (For ex- Triple Talaq or Sabrimala), THBT only members of that religious community should be allowed to file a court case.
La Liberta TH, as X, will not use the machine.
La Liberta TH, as Ariana Grande upon being offered to headline at the event, will completely boycott Coachella and turn the offer down.
La Liberta THBT X did the right thing.
La Liberta THBT ‘allegory of the cave’ is analogous to a modern 'western liberal democracy'.
La Liberta TH, as X, will go to the police and snitch on the friend
Derozio Memorial Debate This House Prefers a world where hobbies and interests (e.g. sports, video games, and arts) are perceived to be primarily recreational in nature, rather than primarily competitive
Derozio Memorial Debate This house opposes the popular idealisation of the 'strong mother who can do it all'
Derozio Memorial Debate THW abolish the party whip
Derozio Memorial Debate THR the rise of pop psychology (eg personality tests, self help books that make psychological claims)
Derozio Memorial Debate THO international bodies making bailouts contingent on democratic reforms
Derozio Memorial Debate THR the rising trend of homeschooling within ethnic/racial minority groups
Derozio Memorial Debate THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment in an attempt to combat global warming
Derozio Memorial Debate THBT pro-democratic opposition activists in semi-authoritarian states should not seek political office in the current regime
Derozio Memorial Debate TH, as the people of the community, would abandon all research to kill the dragon
Maharashtra Debate Open THR the growing involvement of politicians in social media
Maharashtra Debate Open THBT space exploration should be carried out by private corporations instead of government
Maharashtra Debate Open THP leadership social movements over ones with leaders
Maharashtra Debate Open THW replace the income tax system with an imposition of wealth tax on individuals.
Maharashtra Debate Open THR the emphasis placed on individuals to sacrifice their own happiness for their families
Maharashtra Debate Open THP a world where people prioritise Eudaimonic happiness over Hedonic happiness
Nijmegen Online Open THO the depiction of conflicts in non-documentary films (e.g. The Land of Blood And Honey, Saving Private Ryan, Hair).
Nijmegen Online Open THW allow workers to make a choice between a lump sum pension payment and a staggered pension payment.
Nijmegen Online Open In emerging democracies, THS capping the maximum number of seats in parliament that a political party can get.
Nijmegen Online Open THBT non-autocratic states with compulsory military service should allow individuals to exempt themselves on moral grounds.
Nijmegen Online Open THP a world in which the majority of people believe in moral pessimism rather than moral optimism.
Nijmegen Online Open THBT humanities and social science faculties should prioritize the hiring of conservative academics.
Sydney Mini This House, as Joe Biden upon the availability of a vaccine to coronavirus-19, we would use strong coercive measures to induce participation (e.g. reducing welfare payments for those that don't comply or not allowing unvaccinated children to attend school).
Sydney Mini This House regrets the politicisation of student unions in the developing world.
Sydney Mini This House would forcibly break up banks that exceed a certain size.
Sydney Mini This House supports materialism
Sydney Mini This House supports the piracy of academic resources in developing countries.
Sydney Mini This House believes that in post-conflict societies, the national government should actively attempt to recruit militias and insurgency groups into the national military over attempting to quash them.
Sydney Mini This House regrets the narrative that the empowerment of historically oppressed communities is an intergenerational obligation for members of that community.
Melbourne Mini THR the decline in solidarity strikes
Melbourne Mini This House believes that individuals should be encouraged to make significant sacrifices for their community
Melbourne Mini TH, as Iran, would accept the Iran Deal Plus
Melbourne Mini THS the democratisation of powerful civil service positions
Melbourne Mini Assuming feasibility, This House believes that the Holy Kaaba should be under the custody/guardianship of the OIC, instead of Saudi Arabia.
Melbourne Mini THS the creation of "ASEAN bonds" to fund the post-COVID 19 regional economic recovery
Melbourne Mini This House believes that progressive activists in conservative societies should aggressively adopt conservative language/rhetoric in advocating for their agenda.
Melbourne Mini THP a world where the average person experiences substantially less intense emotions
Melbourne Mini This House would mandate that social media users select middleware packages to curate the information they see on their social media accounts.
Melbourne Mini TH, as Moon-Jae In, Would repatriate North Korean defectors
Oxford Womxn's Open THBT it is in the interest of left-wing Democrats to refrain from public criticism of Joe Biden's administration
Oxford Womxn's Open THP the German model of higher education
Oxford Womxn's Open THO the glorification of maximising productivity (for example: the rise of productivity influencers, long working hours being generally seen as admirable)
Oxford Womxn's Open THR the continued existence of NATO after the fall of the Soviet Union
Oxford Womxn's Open TH, as the woman, would commit to not engage in romantic relationships
KIDA Open THR the westernization of hallyu
KIDA Open TH, as the Republican Party, Would Adopt A Political Strategy Of Distancing The Party Away From Trump
KIDA Open THBT explicit expressions of female sexuality in the entertainment industry has done more harm than good to the feminist movement (i.e. Cardi B’s WAP)
KIDA Open THP the cancellation of sovereign debt over Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the world's poorest countries.
KIDA Open THR that leftist movements/organisations in Southeast Asia transitioned to political parties. (Examples include but are not limited to: Parti Sosialis Malaysia, Makabayan Blok in the Philippines, and RC in Indonesia)
KIDA Open THBT ASEAN is failing in the SCS
KIDA Open THR the narrative that resilience is a virtue
KIDA Open THBT all claimants of the South China Sea should train and deploy their own maritime militia
KIDA Open THBT the Global Middle Class shoudl adopt a nihilist outlook on life
KIDA Open TH, as a swing voter who supported ousting Park Geun-Hye, regrets voting for Moon Jae-In
Northern Debate Open THBT the feminist movement should aggressively advocate for the removal of children's cartoons that fail The Maisy test
Northern Debate Open In secular states with a majority religion, THW use religious/conservative language and rhetoric to spread environmental awareness
Northern Debate Open THBT the Biden administration should actively seek to normalize relations with China
Northern Debate Open THBT developed countries should deploy protectionist policies to protect low-wage workers.
Northern Debate Open THR the dominant narrative that one should "fight the good fight"
Northern Debate Open TH, as liberal media companies, would not interview public figures who espouse regressive views/opinions
Northern Debate Open As an average religious person, THR the emphasis on piety/performing acts of worship in religion
Oxford IV THBT contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based differences (gender, race, religion etc.)
Oxford IV THP lockdown policy decisions in federal governments to be made regionally (e.g. by states, provinces) rather than by the centralized government
Oxford IV 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)
Oxford IV THW allow victims of violent crimes to veto the prosecution of their offender
Oxford IV THBT governments in the developing world should limit migration to megacities
Oxford IV THW leave Dharma
Oxford IV THP to live in a world where most individuals lead polyamorous relationships, as opposed to single-partner relationships
Oxford IV 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
Oxford IV THW hold social media platforms liable for illegal content that is posted (fake news, defamation, etc.)
Oxford IV THO the glorification of career achievements as a basis for self worth
Oxford IV THR the increasing emphasis upon publicity and performative expressivism in social movements.
Oxford IV 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
Oxford IV THW prefer to be born with HSAM
Oxford IV THR the narrative that there is no objective truth
ADU Novice Championships THBT the United States should implement quotas for their non-male candidates in presidential primaries
ADU Novice Championships THBT parents of promising athletes should encourage their children to pursue education at the cost of their athletic career
ADU Novice Championships TH, as Wakanda, would remove the cloaking field
ADU Novice Championships THW remove all restrictions on how welfare recipients are allowed to spend their payments (excluding child benefits)
ADU Novice Championships TH, as Colombia, would legalise all drugs
ADU Novice Championships THP a world where children are raised communally as opposed to by their nuclear family
ADU Novice Championships THW stay in Springfield
ADU Novice Championships THP a world where God is seen as fallible, rather than infallible
Evergreen Assuming feasibility, THW forcibly delete all soldiers' memories of combat situations upon their discharge.
Evergreen TH, as a PrettyCure(プリキュア), W actively use their powers to instill democracy in dictatorial regimes.
Evergreen THBT developing countries should severely restrict the foreigner's right to purchase real estate.
Evergreen THW immediately return all treasures and artifacts to indigenous groups that originally possessed them.
VUBP THBT The media should not be involved in voting for sporting awards
VUBP THBT the feminist movement should actively promote that women participate in the military and attempt to climb its hierarchy rather than oppose the military as a whole.
VUBP THBT social media companies should use algorithms to push individuals away from pseudoscientific beliefs and practices (i.e. Tarot Readings, Astrology and Horoscope, Wicca, Fortune Telling, etc.)
VUBP In the onset of the refugee crisis, THP a world where the European Union struck a more aggressive deal requiring Turkey to shoulder the entirety of the refugee burden in exchange for a significantly greater amount of aid and European Union membership by 2020.
VUBP THP a world where people believed that God did not intervene at all over one where God has a plan and actively intervened in human affairs
VUBP In a country with a National Healthcare plan, THW ban private healthcare
VUBP Assuming its full and effective enforcement, THBT liberal democracies should require licenses for individuals to engage in romantic relationships
Doxbridge III This House Would allocate the majority of government sports funding to encourage grassroots participation (e.g. amateur community clubs, after school sports clubs, etc.) rather than invest in achieving success in prestigious competitions (e.g. intensive coaching academies, player and personnel salaries, etc.)
Doxbridge III THS the adoption of variable minimum wage laws
Doxbridge III This House Regrets the narrative that the process of overcoming illnesses (e.g. cancer) is a "fight".
Doxbridge III THW implement a system of voter insurance for national elections
Doxbridge III This House Believes That leaders of marginalized minority groups should urge their respective communities to partake in greater social integration at the expense of sustaining unique cultural attributes.
Doxbridge III THW require all art institutions to dedicate a significant portion of funding to commissioning art from new artists
Doxbridge III THBT freedom movements in authoritarian regimes should prioritize women as their leaders (e.g. Maria Kolesnikova in Belarus, Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, Alaa Salah in Sudan)
Doxbridge III TH supports BRICS* countries creating regional alternatives to the current international economic institutions (i.e. the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation) * Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa"
Doxbridge III THBT authors should remain silent on interpretations of their work after the work has been published
Doxbridge III THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should advocate for the abolishment of Sharia Courts rather than working to reform it (e.g. advocating for more female judges, pushing for feminist interpretations of the Quran)
Doxbridge III THBT Asian regimes accused of committing human rights violations should be investigated by TRCs rather than subject to punitive mechanisms (ICTs, ICC)
Doxbridge III Assuming the One Ring had been destroyed and Sauron defeated, TH, as a Hobbit, would never leave the shire
Doxbridge III THW ban relatives of past office holders from ever running for office
Doxbridge III THBT western liberal democracies should admit immigrants by lottery rather than by prioritizing factors such as salary, education, and language competency (excluding immigrants with serious criminal convictions)
JOVED As LGBTQIA+ community in conservative areas, THW discourage our opened identity member from having relationship with closeted individuals
JOVED THP a political culture where opposing politicians treat each other with hostility (e.g. not publicly fraternizing, making directly attacking remarks)
JOVED THP a world where epistemic humility is universally embraced
JOVED THBT Thailand protesters should escalate their actions to become violent.
JOVED THR the romantization of orphan's life in popular media (i.e. Harry Potter, Naruto, Disney Princesses)
JOVED TH celebrates the decline of nation's economic interdependency in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic
JOVED In conservative countries, THBT progressive women's groups should refrain from attacking female politicians regardless of their policies
JOVED THBT entertainment platforms (e.g. Spotify, Netflix) should remove all works from artists that have committed immoral or criminal acts in their personal lives.
JOVED THW give two votes for every Eastern Indonesian person voting in 2024 presidential election
JOVED As a progressive movement, (e.g. Feminists, LGBT+ movements), THW not celebrate our members entering traditionally anti-progressive institutions (i.e Military, Police Force, Conservative Political Parties)
JOVED Post-2020 election, TH as the US Democratic party would choose to focus less on identity politics instead of pandering to the woke community"
JOVED THBT as the Christian church would actively recognize that the dogmas taught now is different from what it was in the past
JOVED As Ariel, THW Choose Nanda instead of Jesse
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THR social progressives using large generalisations in their campaigning (all Trump supporters are racist, all men are trash, all cops are bastards)
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THBT up and coming POC chefs should join Bon Appetit rather than set up their own food videos on social media
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THR multinational corporations paying protection fees to militant groups
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THBT the manager should hand over the employee to the authorities
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THW ban the use of faith-based rehabilitation in prisons
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Assuming feasibility, THBT citizens from other countries should be given the right to vote in the elections of hegemonies
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship THW invade Nagorno-Karabakh
Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship With the knowledge of hindsight, TH prefers a unitary government with a directly elected Prime Minister in Malaysia
Huber Debates THBT health care workers should not have the right to strike in times of a pandemic
Huber Debates TH, as the mother of a girl living in a developing nation, would teach their daughter to embrace the persona of a "modern working woman"
Huber Debates THW apply a weight to election votes that is inversely proportional to the wealth of the voter
Huber Debates THBT the media should be held responsible for civic decline
Huber Debates THR the celebritization of elected officials (ie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar)
Huber Debates In times of economic crisis, THW would abolish the minimum wage
Huber Debates TH, as a Gen-Z couple, would chose to not have children.
Huber Debates THW not grant employer’s access to applicants criminal records
Huber Debates TH, as the Democratic Party, would seek to expand the number of justices on the supreme court.
Huber Debates THBT any global revolution should first target institutions responsible for climate change.
Asian High School Debating Championship THS the use of Erotic Capital in women's career development
Asian High School Debating Championship THW relocate high-risk communities that refuse to resettle in response to climate change
Asian High School Debating Championship THW hold bystanders to crime liable for not responding to crime
Asian High School Debating Championship THW require meat packaging to display image that accurately reflects the experiences of animals throughout the manufacturing process
Asian High School Debating Championship THW Prefer To Live In A World Where Everyone Is Born With A Fluid Sexuality
Asian High School Debating Championship THBT Minority Social Movements Should Use Religious Texts To Respond To Oppressive Religious Ideologies and Customs, As Opposed To Secular Values
Asian High School Debating Championship THBT Indonesian workers are justified in using in-person tactics (eg: large public gatherings, protests, picketing) to protest the Omnibus Law during the pandemic
Asian High School Debating Championship Given The Existence Of Technology That Permanently Removes The Ability to Sense Both Pleasure And Pain, THW Use It
Hugill Cup THP Subdury Schools
Hugill Cup THS the gamification of the workplace
Hugill Cup THW repeal the Johnson Amendment
Hugill Cup THS the Implementation of Performance Based Funding Metrics for Public Universities
Hugill Cup THBT that women belonging to privileged backgrounds should actively decline positions of power within the Feminist movement
Hugill Cup THBT Central Banks should act to financially disempower and disincentivize practices that worsen climate change.
Hugill Cup THR the use of war-like terminology in the combating of coronavirus
Malalysia AW*DC THW refrain from using alarmist messaging during pandemics (e.g. dramatic death rate predictions), and instead adopt optimistic messaging aimed at improving morale (e.g. celebrating recovery rates, showcasing regular activities done with COVID protection measures etc)
Malalysia AW*DC THR the rise of Big Data
Malalysia AW*DC TH, as the mother of a girl living in a third world nation, would teach their daughter to embrace the persona of "a modern working woman"
Malalysia AW*DC THW aggressively prioritise programs with high MVPF
Malalysia AW*DC THW expose Harvey Dent
Malalysia AW*DC Assuming Trump wins the 2020 Presidential Election, TH, as a Democrat citizen of a minority ethnicity in the US, would choose to find ways to immigrate
Malalysia AW*DC TH regrets the villainization of people who are perceived to be intently pursuing positions of power
Malalysia AW*DC THW agree to sabotage "The Process"
Malalysia AW*DC TH, as ASEAN, would kick out member states that are overtly influenced by external actors
Malalysia AW*DC This house regrets the characterisation of a set of typical moods as “normal” and mood disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) as “abnormal”
Malalysia AW*DC THW prefer a world where the dominant religion is religion X as opposed to religion Y
NAMDA Novices THS the rise of telecommuting
NAMDA Novices THW require western media outlets to collaborate on reporting of foreign issues with, and include a statement from, a qualified regional representative
NAMDA Novices THBT the creation of social media platforms has done more harm than good
Strathclyde President's Cup THW remove state incentives for people to have children (e.g. child tax credits, direct cash transfers etc.)
Strathclyde President's Cup THP a world where states nationalize insolvent local papers instead of a world where the state allows them to go into insolvency.
Strathclyde President's Cup TH, as the feminist movement, would promote narratives about the importance of relying on and supporting other women (e.g. 'sisterhood'), as opposed to emphasising self-reliance.
Strathclyde President's Cup Given the technology to accurately measure and transfer happiness, THW progressively tax and redistribute happiness
Strathclyde President's Cup THW allow the public to pardon individuals convicted of crimes via referendum
Strathclyde President's Cup THW criminalise gang membership
Effective Altruism Championship 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
Effective Altruism Championship THW make charitable status dependent on an evidence-based assessment of the organisation's utility (by an external panel of experts)
Effective Altruism Championship THBT our strongest moral obligation is to our surrounding community rather than to humanity at large
Effective Altruism Championship 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
Luzon Intervarsity XII Assuming that social, political, and economic capital can be quantified, THW make the weight of votes inversely proportional to a person's capital
Luzon Intervarsity XII THS defunding the police as opposed to seeking internal reform
Luzon Intervarsity XII THW ban senior corporate officials (e.g. CEOs, CFOs, COOs etc) from serving in their role for more than four years
Luzon Intervarsity XII TH supports Duterte’s decision to lift the ban on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea
Luzon Intervarsity XII TH opposes awarding Samuel Paty the Legion of Honor
Luzon Intervarsity XII THBT feminists should actively oppose narratives that instrumentalise the benefits of gender equality (eg: productivity benefits of diversity, economic growth)
Luzon Intervarsity XII THS the monetisation of all derivative fanworks
Luzon Intervarsity XII THP a world where individuals donate their money to charity rather than having an equivalent amount taken from them in taxation to provide welfare
Luzon Intervarsity XII THBT governments should establish and fund a separate healthcare system exclusively run by and for the indigenous people
Luzon Intervarsity XII TH, as the European Union, would guarantee membership to regions of existing EU member states that secede (e.g. Catalonia, Scotland)
Luzon Intervarsity XII THW mandate large financial institutions on the brink of collapse to be bailed-in by their creditors, as opposed to pursuing a state-funded bail-out
Luzon Intervarsity XII THBT the government should secretively create an artificial common enemy to unite Country V
Shanghai International Debate Open THW REDUCE THE PRISON SENTENCES OF CONVICTS OF SERIOUS CRIMES IF THEY VOLUNTEER FOR CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BUT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS
Shanghai International Debate Open THBT the technology should be destroyed
Shanghai International Debate Open As the Democratic Party, THW seek to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Cour
Shanghai International Debate Open In post colonial societies (Brazil, Singapore, Congo) TH prefers a benevolent dictatorship to a fully representative democracy
Shanghai International Debate Open THW Require adult children to take care of their parents
Shanghai International Debate Open TH Opposes the depiction of individual struggle as a source of empowerment (e.g. cancer patient in chemo, feminist in conservative country, BLM in the US)
Shanghai International Debate Open THBT women from privileged backgrounds should decline any senior or leadership positions within the feminist movement.
Shanghai International Debate Open THW recognise religious indoctrination as a mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
Shanghai International Debate Open THS the Extinction Rebellion Movement
Shanghai International Debate Open THP a world where people predominantly believe that free will does not exist
Shanghai International Debate Open THBT parents from marginalised minority communities in the West should teach their children to believe in relying upon their own communities as opposed to state authorities (e.g. police forces).
Shanghai International Debate Open TH prefers a world where individuals engage in interpersonal discourse with little to no emotions, as opposed to with strong emotions
Shanghai International Debate Open TH prefers a world where Islam had its own centralised personal authority (like the Pope in Catholicism)
Shanghai International Debate Open THO the ideology of globalism
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House would abandon the use of foreign board examinations in Pakistan
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Would allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations.
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Believes that developing countries should privatize their State Owned Enterprises(Such as airlines, railway, utility companies)
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Would ban all political parties and require candidates to seek elections as independents
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Believes that states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation.
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Believes That 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
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Believes That the world would be a better place if women from privileged backgrounds turned down any benefits arising from affirmative action programs
The Lyceum Debate Championship This House Believes That the foreign policy of the PTI Government has been a failure
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THBT children should be taught to be self-sufficient instead of seeking and building communities (families, friendships, relationships, etc)
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THW impose an additional tax on any profits / earnings made in times of an economic crisis
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams As the feminist movement, THR the cancellation of sexual predators on social media
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams Given a limitation in resources, THBT developing countries with a large population should de-prioritize mass vaccination efforts and focus on building a post-pandemic world (i.e. digitalization, enabling remote working, fixing city planning, etc)
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THR the recent disbandment of Front Pembela Islam by the Indonesian government
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THW criminalise poltiicians who don't fulfill campaign promises
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THBT the anti-establishment factions (e.g. Donald Trump, the Progressive Dems Squad) should create their own political party and pursue the establishment of a multi-party system in the United States
Argumentum X ADC Pro Ams THBT developing countries should pursue higher investments in refineries of raw materials instead of relying on exports
DAV Debate Open THW establish an environmental commissioner who has universal prosecutory powers for crimes against the environment
DAV Debate Open THW legalise the licensed hunting of endangered animals
DAV Debate Open Assuming feasibility, THW mandate a central global authority to control food markets (supply, production, price etc.)
DAV Debate Open THBT countries with widespread poverty should not pursue lockdown as a key COVID strategy
DAV Debate Open THR the allocation of funds to corporations in COVID bailouts
DAV Debate Open THO Chinese investment in Africa
DAV Debate Open In countries where most citizens have tribal identities, THBT legislative bodies should provide significant legislative representation to tribal chiefs
DAV Debate Open TH, as a parent, would actively avoid gender markers when raising young children (e.g. dressing children in pink or blue, encouraging girls to play with dolls and boys to play with toy trucks)
DAV Debate Open THBT LGBTQ+ characters in pop culture and films should only be played by LGBTQ+ actors
DAV Debate Open THW drastically reduce the number of university spaces on offer
DAV Debate Open THBT class pets do more harm than good
DAV Debate Open TH, as a parent, would prioritise improving their child's academic performance and building up skills, even at the expense of leisure time and extra-curricular activities
DAV Debate Open THBT art museums should not hold reserve collections larger than 20% of total volume of collection
DAV Debate Open THR Kpop
DAV Debate Open THW decriminalise grafitti
DAV Debate Open THR the trend of increasing Israel integration with the Middle East
DAV Debate Open THS the increasing protectionism in West against the Chinese technological ecosystem
DAV Debate Open TH, as Vietnam, would withdraw from the territorial dispute in the South China Sea in order to pursue better relations with China
DAV Debate Open THBT the quest for the meaning of life is overrated
DAV Debate Open THW prefer a world where memory is permanent and infallible
DAV Debate Open THP the worship and belief of multiple deities (eg. Hinduism, Chinese folk religion) to that of a single deity (e.g. Judaism, Christianity, Islam).
DAV Debate Open THW recognise a culture defense
DAV Debate Open THBT the consequences of of low severity crimes (e.g. shoplifting, public intoxication) should be determined by members of the community in which the crime took place.
DAV Debate Open THBT social media companies (Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc) should hand over user's private data to authorities upon court order
DAV Debate Open THBT all major legislative decisions must be approved by citizen consultation councils before they are passed.
DAV Debate Open THW adopt a "three strikes rule" in disqualifying elected officials who fail to deliver on campaign promise
DAV Debate Open During times of crisis, THBT governments should conceal information from, misguide, or actively lie to their citizens in order to mitigate harms of the crisis
Hart House IV THR the rise of OnlyFans in the pornography market
Hart House IV THBT Supreme Courts should abide by a textualist model of interpretation
Hart House IV THS the phenomenon of Green Card marriages
Hart House IV THBT organized religious groups should formally recognize scripture that contradicts primary religious texts
Hart House IV THW prohibit cities from offering tax credits and other incentives to attract large companies
Hart House IV THW abolish sex-based segregation in sports in favour of ability-based segregation
Hart House IV THP a world in which parents follow an authoritarian parenting model rather than an egalitarian parenting model
Hart House IV 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
Hart House IV 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
Hart House IV 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.
JPDU Autumn Tournament THBT children should be taught from a young age that harshness is incompatible with good intentions
JPDU Autumn Tournament THW tax male consumer more when they buy services/products from corporations with huge gender pay-gaps
JPDU Autumn Tournament THBT gay and lesbian communities should actively advocate against the idealization of monogamous romantic relationships
JPDU Autumn Tournament THO the retreat of foreign capital from coal-fired power plants in developing countries
JPDU Autumn Tournament THW legally require adtech giants (e,g Facebook, Google) to pay traditional media organisations for sharing or displaying their news content
JPDU Autumn Tournament THBT Lebanon should aim to abolish confessionalism.
JPDU Autumn Tournament THBT the intimate ties between the MOF and the banks centered around the main bank system have done more harm than good to the Japanese economy
JPDU Autumn Tournament THW not punish people below the poverty line for economic crimes
JPDU Autumn Tournament THR the romanticization of villains and antiheroes/antiheroines in literature, movies, and other pop culture artifacts (eg. Joker in Batman; Thanos in Avengers; Don Juan etc)
KCL Pro Am THW allow "negative voting"
KCL Pro Am THBT it is the duty of parents to raise their children free of gender roles
KCL Pro Am THS the creation and use of "Lethal Autonomous Robots"
KCL Pro Am THBT schools should teach history as a product of social and institutional factors, rather than the product of grand figures
KCL Pro Am THP a world where everyone is implanted with the EPA device at birth
NTU Pro Ams THS the Open Access movement
NTU Pro Ams THW provide significant tax benefits to publicly listed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) companies whose top executives are at least 50% non-cisgender men.
NTU Pro Ams THR the glorification of revolutions in history textbooks
NTU Pro Ams There exists a device that can ensure its user does not ever experience romantic love again. This process is irreversible. THW allow consenting adults to use the device on themselves.
NTU Pro Ams THBT over-populated developing countries should encourage the emigration of labour
NTU Pro Ams THP centralised over decentralised forms of civil rights activism
The Women's Debate THR the narrative of "changing the system from within"
The Women's Debate THBT the feminist movement should campaign to deconstruct masculinity (ie. claiming that being assertive is bad) rather than service masculinity for feminist goals (ie. women can be assertive too)
The Women's Debate THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WWII should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis
The Women's Debate THW remove all benefits (including but not limited to unemployment benefits and healthcare) from those who can, but are unwilling, to work
WDF Genders Debate THBT parents and educators should actively encourage children to invest in their appearance and attractiveness
WDF Genders Debate In times of economic hardship, THBT governments should prioritise direct spending (e.g. infrastructure projects, jobs programs) as opposed to giving citizens money to spend themselves (e.g. tax cuts, additional welfare)
WDF Genders Debate THO the notion that marriage is incompatible with feminism
WDF Genders Debate In the context of an upcoming election, TH, as a left-leaning journalist, would choose to not positively portray any conservative policies
WDF Genders Debate THS the end of US' constructive engagement with China
WDF Genders Debate THO the insertion of Artificial Intelligence into the fields of art and creativity
St Cats Debate Tournament THW not allow unvaccinated children to attend schools
St Cats Debate Tournament Assuming a world where superheroes exist, TH, as the United Nations, would regulate their engagement in conflicts
St Cats Debate Tournament THBT Disney should remove from circulation cartoons from its history that contain racist caricatures
St Cats Debate Tournament THBT Joe Biden should choose to run on a "Medicare-for-All" platform
St Cats Debate Tournament THBT feminists should actively campaign for quotas and increased female involvement in the military
St Cats Debate Tournament THBT the BLM movement should campaign for the inclusion of more African American police officers instead of the abolition of the police force
St Cats Debate Tournament Assuming the public would never find out, THS historical narratives that prioritize equal representation throughout history, even if people and events need to be fabricated
ULAB Daring Debates THS the creation of children's literature which teaches that people are neither good nor evil
ULAB Daring Debates THW ban the consolidation of newspapers by a single entity (eg private equity firms, single media companies)
ULAB Daring Debates THBT the feminist movement should encourage women in the developing world to take up vigilante justice
ULAB Daring Debates Assuming it could be done peacefully, THW replace all existing governments with a single global democratic government.
ULAB Daring Debates In areas with rapidly rising property prices, THW 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)
Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open THS the League One salary cap
Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open TH, as a young educated individual with sole citizenship status in an illiberal democracy, would emigrate elsewhere.
Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open THW allow women to activate deadly, rainbow-coloured, laser beams from their eyes, but only whenever they are in the close proximity of men.
Liverpool Invitational Debatte Open THO the creation of this ‘superhero academy’.
Auckland Rumble That we prefer a world where the only education for children under the age of 10 is in a "free-school" environment (ie. where children decide freely what activities they participate in).
Auckland Rumble That, as a small nation with highly aggressive neighbours (for example, Israel, Iran, Taiwan) that can no longer rely on more powerful allies, we would prefer to have a nuclear arsenal.
Auckland Rumble That we would prefer Vtubing to become the norm of streaming
Auckland Rumble That we would end the practice of deporting criminals
Auckland Rumble That NZ should seek to double its population in the next 50 years through immigration
Auckland Rumble That we would prefer working from home to become the norm for office workers
Auckland Rumble That liberal democracies should ban the products of CCP-linked tech giants (for example, BBK, HuaWei, and TenCent, which sell hardware, 5G, and apps like WeChat and TikTok)
Auckland Rumble That we support the End of Life Bill
Bogwall Novices THW require sports teams to be owned by their local communities, as opposed to corporations or individuals
Bogwall Novices THW ban public debates between candidates in the runup to elections
Bogwall Novices THBT the environmentalist movement should lobby for legislative change (e.g. emissions trading schemes, banning fracking) rather than individual action (e.g. recycling, reducing car usage)
Bogwall Novices THBT Western states should support local rebel groups (e.g. by funding them and giving them intel) as opposed to direct military intervention in other states
Bogwall Novices In times of public crises (e.g. epidemics, natural disasters), THBT the government should be temporarily replaced by technocrats
Bogwall Novices THBT the nominees and the winners of the Oscars should always be decided by public vote
Haradali Women's Open THP a world where women cannot perceive aesthetic beauty
Haradali Women's Open THR the glorification of the institution of marriage
Haradali Women's Open THR the rise in icons and their cult of personalities in the feminist movement
Haradali Women's Open THBT governments should impose strict gender quotas at the level of board of directors in corporations
Haradali Women's Open THBT feminists should oppose the rise of anti rape products and services
Haradali Women's Open THR the rise of third wave feminism
Helsinki Pro Am THW only imprison people who are assessed to pose an active danger to society
Helsinki Pro Am THBT the feminist movement including men in their campaigns and discussions does more harm than good
Helsinki Pro Am Assuming the technology to do so safely and reversibly is available, THW remove the ability of soldiers to feel fear
Helsinki Pro Am THO the "God's Plan" narrative
Kyiv Open THW ban lifestyle clauses in prenupital agreements
Kyiv Open THBT developing nations should strongly de-prioritise economic strategies which rely on tourism (e.g., no funding to pro-tourism advertisement, strict regulations and taxation for hospitality industry, strongly prioritising other sectors)
Kyiv Open THS the attacks of feminists on conservative men based on their masculinity, (e..g. the Shapiro WAP parody, mocking MRAs for being single and living with their parents)
Kyiv Open THP to live in a world with one dominant global power, rather than in a world with several competing global powers
Kyiv Open THR the narrative that we should derive meaning from work
Kyiv Open THW grant more power over the EU budget to countries that contribute more money to the budget than they receive in monetary benefits, rather than an equal say in the budget
Kyiv Open As a talented graduate of a prestigious university, that wants to make the world a better place, TH would choose to pursue a career in the business and corporate world, rather than in a humanitarian organisation or in the government.
NAUDC 2020 THW no longer grant legal privileges to married couples solely because of their marital status (e.g. marital tax deduction, joint filing tax benefits, health insurance benefits, immigration beneifts, etc.)
NAUDC 2020 THW dissolve the NCAA and allow all schools to independently set student athlete guidelines
NAUDC 2020 THW abolish all merit based K-12 schools
NAUDC 2020 THO the implementation of NSNP policies in the developing world
NAUDC 2020 THBT religious leaders should lead by warning rather than lead by example
NAUDC 2020 THBT Planned Parenthood should heavily prioritise providing health care services at the expense of political advocacy
NAUDC 2020 THP a world where all works of fiction are published anonymously
NAUDC 2020 TH, as Saudi Arabia, would not join the Emirati and Bahraini moves to normalize relations with Israel
NAUDC 2020 THW offer significant tax breaks to venture capitalists investing in majority Black-owned businesses
NAUDC 2020 THR the dominant narrative that media holds political figures accountable
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THBT India should abolish all limits on MPs' defections
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THBT governments should aggressively subsidize the urban poor to migrate to rural areas.
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THBT activists from disadvantaged communities should adopt respectability politics
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THW allow individual workers to waive their labour rights (e.g., days off, hours limits, parental leave) in exchange for additional pay.
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THR the continuation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THO the copyright protection of art
The Contemplative Dialogue Tournament THR the partition of India
Alsa Ecomp UI THR Coppa Law in Youtube
Alsa Ecomp UI THS the usage of women sexuality to gain profit (i.e: Twitch girl streamers, "premium" Snapchat, Patreon girl, Onlyfans)
Alsa Ecomp UI TH welcomes the rise of media portrayal about the lives of early teenagers exploring the sexual nature of themselves and the societies they live in (e.g. cuties)
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT the state should heavily invest in replacing judicial officers with AI
Alsa Ecomp UI THW allow religious indoctrination as a legitimate defense for crimes
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT The Criminal Justice System should be redesigned in a way that disproportionately highlights the premise of 'mens rea' over 'actus reus’
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT the advocacy against police brutality would be better of racially blind
Alsa Ecomp UI TH, as prominent TERFs, would publicly support and financially donate to freedom of gender expression causes that do not contradict with our core belief (donating to cross-dress fashion labels, norm of asking prefered gender pronoun, etc)
Alsa Ecomp UI As citizens concerned with social justice, TH prefers forwarding Marxists' school of thought that emphasizes on material inequality as a primary source of oppression, rather than intersectionality concept in which identities like race, religion, and sexuality majorly affect them
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT the US and EU should declare their support to Belarusian civilian and opposition, along with assisting their democratic struggle against the incumbent regime
Alsa Ecomp UI THR the Israel-UAE conundrum
Alsa Ecomp UI As China, THW ally with Japan in the Japan-Korea trade war
Alsa Ecomp UI TH, as Environmentalist, would abandon fear mongering tactic to convince society to join the movement
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT governments with long history of racial segregation (i.e. South Africa, the U.S.) should accelerate the creation of a post-racial state (e.g.: incentivizing interracial marriage, subsidizing multiethnic housing)
Alsa Ecomp UI THR the rise of cancel culture
Alsa Ecomp UI As a child who has differing life and ideological preference with their parents, This House Would actively hide their preference from their parents
Alsa Ecomp UI THS filial responsibility law
Alsa Ecomp UI This House, as countries with aging population, prefers to accept immigrants over incentivizing citizen to have children
Alsa Ecomp UI In retrospect, This House Believes That Indonesia should have implemented a full-scale lockdown instead of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) as a response to the COVID-19
Alsa Ecomp UI Assuming conservatives would accept the RUU-PKS bill afterwards, This House Believes That progressives should agree to explicitly draft the exclusion of sexual minorities from the scope of the law.
Alsa Ecomp UI As Conservative Gerindra Supporters, This House Regrets Gerindra’s decision to carry candidate from Jokowi's family member.
Alsa Ecomp UI This House, as self-proclaimed progressive entertainers (artists, comedian, etc), would speak out against the rise of political correctness culture
Alsa Ecomp UI THR streaming culture (for example: Netflix, Iflix, Viu, Joox, Spotify)
Alsa Ecomp UI This House regrets the capitalization of misery as the main theme in artworks (including but not limited to: Pilu Membiru Experience)
Alsa Ecomp UI This House Believes That the state should not enforce anti-discrimination laws to discriminative acts applied by religious institutions to their own members (i.e. refusing to provide sermons for gay marriage even when the state acknowledges marriage equality, etc.)
Alsa Ecomp UI As the Catholic Church, THW abolish Priesthood
Alsa Ecomp UI This House Believes That preachers of Christian faiths should actively prioritise the virtue of 'struggling with God' over 'submission to God'
Alsa Ecomp UI As member of minorities, This House Would condemn political candidate who pander to their stereotype despite coming from the same background (ie Andrew Yang saying claiming he's good at math, Kamala Harris saying she smokes weed to get 'street cred')
Alsa Ecomp UI This House, as an average reasonable person, would prefer to live in an economically-performing autocracy rather than a populist democracy with relatively-stagnant economic development
Alsa Ecomp UI This House, as Progressives in an increasingly authoritarian governance, prefers coalition with the lesser evil rather than using riot to radically change the status quo (i.e Indonesia, Hong Kong)
Alsa Ecomp UI This House Believes That humanity should move away from the narrative of individual responsibility in the community
Alsa Ecomp UI THR the narrative of birth lottery barrier
Alsa Ecomp UI THR the dominant narrative that loyalty is a virtue
Alsa Ecomp UI THS the increasing decriminalisation of drug use
Alsa Ecomp UI This House Would require all parties in civil trials to be represented exclusively by state provided lawyers
Alsa Ecomp UI This House Would value witness testimonies higher than any material evidence on cases of sexual harassment
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT secondary educational institutions should teach students topics that are related to child abuse experiences (including but not limited to: identifying abuse & parents' possible personality disorders, ways to cope when living inside an abusive household)
Alsa Ecomp UI THW force parents to give their children to some proportions of the family's wealth at all times
Alsa Ecomp UI TH, as immigrant parents, would put their children under Unaccompanied Alien Children Program as opposed to living in Mexico
Alsa Ecomp UI TH celebrates the racialisation of Christianity
Alsa Ecomp UI With the benefit of hindsight, THBT Buddha should have pursued equality for gender in his teaching even at the cost of the decreasing societal support
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT The Vatican should accept and integrate the Darwin's Theory of Evolution in describing the origins of life
Alsa Ecomp UI As Bernie Sanders voters, THW vote for trump
Alsa Ecomp UI THW make it compulsory for US presidents to gather 50% of senate approval from outside the party they affiliated with (opposing party, independent) when appointing the next Supreme Court Justice.
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT prominent non-'establishment favourites' progressives (e.g. Bernie Sanders, AOC) should give up their career in the democratic party and seek political platform elsewhere
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT anti-omnibus advocates should prioritize advancing economic arguments over human right arguments
Alsa Ecomp UI TH would march and encourage others to continue the violent protest against the omnibus law until the president issues a decree to postpone and revise the bill.
Alsa Ecomp UI THBT progressives should support the rising popularity of islamic groups/parties (PKS,FPI) that advocate against the increasingly neo-liberal government
Debate for Donation Open THW embrace the rise of private cities (i.e. Eko Atlantic,Tatu City,Hope City,Cite le Flueve)
Debate for Donation Open TH, as Christians, regrets the rise of popular mainstream artists co-opting Gospel themes in their works (i.e. Kanye West Jesus is King)
Debate for Donation Open TH, as US, would covertly begin boosting the amount of foreign election interferences done by CIA
Debate for Donation Open THP a world where Homo Sapiens is not the sole surviving human species
Debate for Donation Open THW not grant employers access to applicants' criminal records
Debate for Donation Open TH, as Saudi Arabia, would advocate for Yemen to be split to three countries; South Yemen led by al-Zubaidi STC, Yemen led by Abd Rabbuh Al-Hadi and North Yemen led by Houthi
Helsinki Open THBT implementing bonded government scholarships are in the interest of developing states
Helsinki Open THBT the feminist movement in the West should heavily promote the concept of 'self-partnership'
Helsinki Open THBT the European Union should immediately grant full membership rights to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Helsinki Open THBT the Pope should excommunicate Rodrigo Duterte
Helsinki Open THBT environmentalist groups should fully abandon advocating for the mitigation of climate change, in favour of campaigning for adaptation efforts instead (e.g. building sea walls, genetically modified crops, exploring alternative living habitats)
Helsinki Open THR the social preference for positivity and optimism
Helsinki Open You have been a moderate Republican for the last 10 years, and identify the most with the GOP establishment. THR the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president of the USA
Helsinki Open THBT the choice of the economic liberalism as a dominant doctrine by major international financial institutions does more harm than good
Helsinki Open THP a world where humans cannot perceive aesthetic beauty
Imitation Cup THBT the notion of journalistic objectivity has done more harm than good.
Imitation Cup THBT the United States should pursue aggressive containment of China (e.g. economic sanctions, diplomatic threats, remilitarization of South China Sea and Japan, countering China's influence in various regions).
Imitation Cup THR the dominant narrative that individuals should "do what they love".
Imitation Cup THBT developing countries should pursue investment agreements that require state-to-state arbitrations, compared to agreements which grant foreign investors standing to sue governments in investor-state arbitrations.
Imitation Cup THW disallow religious leaders from publicly endorsing, rejecting, or commenting on any political party or candidate.
Imitation Cup THBT the feminist movement should focus its efforts on encouraging men to "lean out" rather than on encouraging women to "lean in".
Imitation Cup THR anthropocentrism in the environmental rights movement.
Imitation Cup THW place a time limit on all private land ownership in major cities.
Imitation Cup THBT it is justified for an individual to prioritise their own self-interest over alleviating universal suffering.
Astana Debate Open THO the use of shaming as a practice by activists
Astana Debate Open THBT Kazakhstan should abandon writing-off loans policy
Astana Debate Open THW take the job
Astana Debate Open THBT universities should prioritize increasing diversity (e.g. gender, ethnicity, etc.) among faculty members, even at the expense of qualification
Astana Debate Open THO the expectation in comitted romantic relationships that they are long-term
Astana Debate Open THBT government agencies that regulate vaccines should only test whether a vaccine is safe, not whether it is effective, before approving it for public use.
Astana Debate Open THBT the Kremlin should support Svetlana Tichanovskiya
Astana Debate Open THBT governments of developed countries should invest significantly in space exploration
Malaysia ABP THBT historically discriminated groups should abandon narratives of historical redress in their campaign for equality.
Malaysia ABP THBT the Democratic Party leadership should publicly commit to using "procedurally activist" congressional tactics to pursue their policy objectives
Malaysia ABP THW grant the WHO, in times of crisis, coercive powers to gather information about suspected infectious disease outbreaks and to enforce its policy recommendations
Malaysia ABP THBT investors should be required to invest a significant portion of their portfolios in the real economy
Malaysia ABP 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)
Malaysia ABP THW legalise and actively incentivise the use of university bonds
Malaysia ABP 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
Malaysia ABP THR the US's declining relative influence over global governance
Malaysia ABP In areas characterized by significant ethnic and religious cleavages, THP a system of delegative democracy over a system of collusive democracy
Malaysia ABP TH, as a Muslim SEA nation, would reject Saudi Arabian investments in education
Malaysia ABP TH, as an altruistically minded graduate, would follow the 80,000 hours approach to their professional career rather than joining an altruistic organisation
Malaysia ABP THR the "quantitative turn" in the social sciences
Malaysia ABP 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
USU Novices This house supports the shaming of individuals as a tactic for the environmental movement to catalyse change
USU Novices THS a social credity system in Western Liberal Democracies
USU Novices This house prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
USU Novices This house would outsource criminal justice policy to technocrats instead of elected representatives
USU Novices THR the decline of the humanities in higher education
USU Novices This house would establish free movement of labour in ASEAN
USU Novices This house supports the continued development of technology that renders human workers obsolete (e.g. self-driving cars, automated factories, AI helpdesks)
USUDC THW abolish all ZOs in the United States of America
USUDC This House Would convert marriages into renewable contracts with agreed upon terms and conditions that are revisited every few years.
USUDC THW prefer Bail-Ins as opposed to Bail-Outs as a means of economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic
USUDC THO the narrative that experiencing the original version of a work of art is unique to the appreciation of that work.
USUDC This House Believes That the United States should prioritise democracy promotion (i.e. actively fund resistance groups, provide media attention & political backing etc.) in Eastern Europe as an official foreign policy objective.
USUDC This House Believes That re-incarnation is better for the individual than an eternal after-life.
USUDC This House Believes That Progressive Prosecutors do more harm than good to the progressive movement.
USUDC This House Supports the existence of female vigilante groups (i.e the Gulabi Gang, Red Brigade) in developing nations.
USUDC THBT history curricula should be structured around the lives of ordinary individuals, as opposed to leaders/icons/politicians/the elite.
USUDC THS the embrace of independence oriented cultures e.g. Honjok Culture
USUDC This House Supports Western universities setting up campuses in authoritarian states (e.g. NYU in UAE, Nottingham in China) etc.
USUDC THW grant places (cities, states etc.) image rights over their representation in commercial works.
USUDC THO the ideal that one ought sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
USUDC THBT it is in the interest of the US to take measures to significantly reduce its economic ties and connections with China (e.g. reducing investment and redirecting trade, and shifting away from yuan in its reserve currency basket).
Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open THBT, in low-income communities, governments should prioritise free access to univeristy over higher standards of primary/secondary school education
Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open THW legalise vigilantism in high crime areas
Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open THR the narrative that people should not enter into romantic relationships that they don't anticipate to be sustainable into the long term
Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open THBT the US Democratic party should gain power by any means necessary, even if it means violating norms and laws in the process (stacking the courts, using 'the nuclear option', engaging in legal gerrymandering, etc)
Royal Rhetoric's Wom*n's Open THBT feminists should never critique mothers’ parenting except where it is obviously abusive or neglectful
Diliman Pre-ABP THBT governments of secular democracies have an obligation to censor in parts or in whole Holy Scriptures which openly support violence and overt discrimination against minorities
Diliman Pre-ABP THBT universities should prioritize teaching expertise over research expertise when hiring and promoting faculty members
Diliman Pre-ABP In democracies, THBT opposition figures should emphasize cooperation with, rather than criticism of, strongman heads of state (e.g. Trump, Duterte, Bolsonaro, Widodo) for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic
Diliman Pre-ABP THBT governments should never intervene to stop or slow gentrification
Diliman Pre-ABP THBT individuals and NGOs in developed countries should focus their charitable efforts on causes outside their borders rather than local causes
Diliman Pre-ABP THBT minority communities should actively discourage their children from pursuing careers in state security apparatuses (i.e. the military, the police, immigration and border control)
Diliman Pre-ABP THS a policy of assassinating leaders of transnational gangs (e.g. MS-13) irrespective of the nation in which they are located
Diliman Pre-ABP THR the predominant narrative that one should strive to make a meaningful impact on the world even at the expense of one’s own happiness
Europe Queer Open THBT individuals with same-sex attraction who are open about their sexual orientaton should be reluctant to date closeted individuals
Europe Queer Open THW ban investors from suing countries on the grounds of indirect expropriation
Europe Queer Open THW touch the stone
Europe Queer Open THO the glorification of self-reliance in creating narratives of success
Europe Queer Open THBT in countries where the LGBT+ movement has secured significant gains for its community, pride marches should focus on directing anger towards continuing injustices rather than celebrating progress already made.
Europe Queer Open THP the use of Pay-for-Success funding for charitable programmes to the use of direct government funding
Europe Queer Open THR the prominence of declaring one's sexual orientation (EG national coming out Day) as a tactic for acceptance by the LGBT community
Europe Queer Open THP utilitarianism to deontology
Europe Queer Open THP a world with the Inside-Out reader
September BP Open! THW prohibit cities from paying other cities to resettle homeless populations
September BP Open! TH, as the Republican Party, would confirm Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court before the November election
September BP Open! THR the widespread belief that children ought to be grateful to their parents
September BP Open! THR the modern idealisation of social movement leaders as moderate, pacifist and respectable e.g. Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Rosa Parks
September BP Open! THS the implementation of anti-democratic measures during the times of global pandemics (e.g. lockdowns, enforced vaccinations, cancelling of elections, use of executive orders
ANU Spring 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.
ANU Spring This House prefers a world where religions are more decentralised, as opposed to centralised (e.g. doctrinal differences existing between regions).
ANU Spring This House regrets the policy of lustration implemented in post-Communist nations in Europe.
ANU Spring This house will conduct a referendum amongst the armed forces before initiating a war
ANU Spring This house believes that micro-finance organisations (including, but not limited to: NGOs, charities and development banks) should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
ANU Spring This House prefers the characterisation of politics as a 'career' instead of 'social/public service'.
ANU Spring This house believes that the animal rights movement should focus on environmental concerns as opposed to the ethics of animal exploitation
ANU Spring THS the creation of the African Monetary Union
ANU Spring THW prefer if personal identity was conceptionalised as relational instead of atomised
SLS PD THW compel priests to break the seal of confessions to report crimes
SLS PD THBT in states with high unemployment, the government should choose to make education for STEM fields free, at the cost of increasing the cost of tuition in the humanities
SLS PD THBT Dalit leaders should work within existing mainstream parties rather than forming their own independent parties
SLS PD THBT Dalit Leaders should work within existing mainstream political parties rather than forming their own independent parties
SLS PD THR the growing prevalence of poverty porn
SLS PD THBT governments should outsource the regulation of big tech giants to technocrats
SLS PD THBT environmental groups should pivot towards ecoterrorism as their primary mode of activism
SLS PD THP a world where virtual immorality technology exists
SLS PD THR the increased popularity of sex work based social media i.e. OnlyFans, JustForFans, etc
SLS PD If given majority in the Senate in the 2020 American election, THS the Democrats packing SCOTUS
SLS PD THR the narrative among diasporas of having continual ties to a "motherland"
Duke Pre-USUDCs THBT LGBTQIA+ movements should be exclusively led by LGBTQIA+ individuals from working-class backgrounds.
Duke Pre-USUDCs THBT progressive judges should not punish or heavily mitigate sentences for civil disobedients (e.g. not punishing them, even if they are found guilty; or reducing sentences).
Duke Pre-USUDCs TH, as Lebanon, would accept an IMF bailout conditioned on the demilitarization of Hezbollah
Duke Pre-USUDCs THR the norm of societal association between sex and romantic love.
Duke Pre-USUDCs THS the rise of private cities
Duke Pre-USUDCs THS the creation of anarchy zones
Duke Pre-USUDCs THW invite your ex-partner to live with you during quarantine
Duke Pre-USUDCs TH opposes the narrative that career achievements and successes are intrinsically valuable
Duke Pre-USUDCs THW reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
Duke Pre-USUDCs THBT science fiction content creators should exclusively create works which emphasize a hopeful or utopian vision for humanity (i.e., scientific breakthroughs, the achievement of world peace, the eradication of poverty), as opposed to a grim or dystopian one.
English Parade 2020 THR sports association and/or teams' decision to 'cancel' the achievement of atheles with CTE who committed murder/violent crimes
English Parade 2020 THR the shaming of ghosting during COVID-19 pandemic
English Parade 2020 THW oblige all profitable companies to give minimum 50% dividend payout ratio
English Parade 2020 THW prefer a world where each believer established their own connection to God, rather than establishing one through an organised religion
FTHN X DNN Open This house prefers the abolishment of the academy award over the introduction of diversity quotas.
FTHN X DNN Open THR the rise of Chinese influence in Nepal
FTHN X DNN Open THW exonerate Hari of all crimes
FTHN X DNN Open THO New Atheism
FTHN X DNN Open THW prefer to donate to charities which provide cash transfers to low-income families to charities which direct spending towards specific causes or projects.
FTHN X DNN Open THO the News Media Bargaining Code
FTHN X DNN Open THP donation-linked consumerism to conscious consumerism.
IIT Bombay Open THW abolish youth wings of political parties
IIT Bombay Open THBT minority groups should advocate for the widespread use of their cultural practices in society as opposed to defending it from cultural appropriation
IIT Bombay Open THR the Israel-Bahrain-UAE normalisation agreements
IIT Bombay Open 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
IIT Bombay Open 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)
IIT Bombay Open THS the inclusion of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms in free trade agreements
IIT Bombay Open THW require by law for Google and Facebook to pay traditional news media to publish their material
IIT Bombay Open THW abolish the law against scandalizing the court in India
London Charity Open THW subject all industrialisation projects (infrastructure, energy production etc.) to approval by immediately affected local communities
London Charity Open THO copyright protection of the music industry
London Charity Open THBT the US should completely abandon the practice of attempting regime change (e.g. interventions, sanctions, hostilities etc.) and instead work together with those states (e.g. extend diplomatic relations, form trade agreements etc.)
London Charity Open TH prefers a world where the societal norm is that you ought to respect your elders to a world without such a norm
London Charity Open THBT the UK should not extradite Julian Assange
London Charity Open THW remove the poster
London Charity Open TH, as a parent of a kid with exceptional talent in sports, would significantly push their kid to maximise their potential even at the expense of the child's immediate happiness
Wolce Pre-ABP This House would ban big game hunting
Wolce Pre-ABP This House would ban plain clothes policing
Wolce Pre-ABP THS a grass roots movement to Boycott China
Wolce Pre-ABP THW support Human Challenge Trials being used to advance medical research
Wolce Pre-ABP This house believes that where a person has made a genuine attempt to kill someone, they should be punished the same regardless of whether the victim lives or dies
Wolce Pre-ABP THR the decision of the NBA players to resume the season
Wolce Pre-ABP This house regrets the division of Hong Kong businesses by their political allegience.
Wolce Pre-ABP This House prefers human beings over the next few millennia to gradually and peacefully go extinct, replaced by artificially intelligent beings.
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT artists should have full ownership of their masters
Wolce's Pre Asians THR the rise of celebrities and artists openly supporting politicians
Wolce's Pre Asians THR the trend in art that normalises the consumption of vices (e.g. drinking alcohol, consuming drugs, etc.) as a coping mechanism for millennials
Wolce's Pre Asians THB, in times of economic crisis, it is legitimate for governments and central banks to strategically withhold information that may damage market confidence
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT economic policies in countries severely affected by COVID-19 should be decided solely by a panel of independent peer-elected economists
Wolce's Pre Asians THW subsidise urban youth to move to rural areas
Wolce's Pre Asians THW ban all forms of loot boxes in online games
Wolce's Pre Asians THW require all public museums to digitise their collections
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT, in liberal democracies, governments should have a veto power on the privacy policies of social media companies
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT governments should aggressively subsidise online liberal arts courses for university students
Wolce's Pre Asians THS the use of extra-legal and illegal methods to provide wider access to knowledge (e.g. sci-hub, hacking Jstor, unathorised distribution of files and copies)
Wolce's Pre Asians THW financially compensate children who fail to achieve employable grades at school
Wolce's Pre Asians THS the use of aggressive and inflammatory rhetoric in response to right wing ideology
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT major k-pop bands should be held accountable for the toxic online behavior of members of their fandom (for example, BTS and their Army)
Wolce's Pre Asians TH celebrates the rise of sexually-explicit expressions by female artists in mainstream pop music (including but not limited to "WAP")
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT the ASEAN should abandon its policy of neutrality and pursue a pro- US stance
Wolce's Pre Asians THBT Bangladesh should take further steps to normalize asylum and citizenship status for Rohingya refugees
Wolce's Pre Asians TH, as President Biden, would reenter the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
Wolce's Pre Asians TH celebrates the causalty of nihilism in discourse
Wolce's Pre Asians THR the normalisation of mediocrity culture
Wolce's Pre Asians THR the existence of survivorship bias
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THW allow parents to sue their adult children for renumeration
BDC Fempowerment 2020 TH, as a recently graduated high school student, would take up a bonded government scholarship
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THBT capitalism has done more harm than good for feminism
BDC Fempowerment 2020 In places where minority members are greatly oppressed by the majority, as a minority individual TH would choose to adopt the majority culture, language, and dress
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THBT teachers' salaries should be pegged to the academic and behavioural improvements in their students.
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THBT social media has done more harm than good for democracy
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THR the narrative that success is key to happiness
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THBT human rights should be granted to all IA who can pass the Turing test
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THW implement the Kafala system for immigrants in the USA
BDC Fempowerment 2020 THW take the pill
Delta Womxn's Open 2020 THS female athletes who capitalize on their sexuality to increase the viewership of female sporting leagues
Delta Womxn's Open 2020 Given a finite amount of disposable income, THP a world where people donate to charities rather than personal crowdfunding campaigns
Delta Womxn's Open 2020 THBT university admissions should heavily prioritise admitting students with lived experiences related to their course of study
Delta Womxn's Open 2020 THW choose immortality
Delta Womxn's Open 2020 TH, as the parents of Jodie and Mary, would separate the twins
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 THBT post dictatorial regimes should purge all elements of the previous regime from government
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 THS the use of faith-based rehabilitation in prisons
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 THBT states should not fund art that is inaccessible to the average citizen.
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 TH, as the US, would aggressively pursue regime change in Iran
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 THP a system of no labour regulations to that of extensive labour regulations (minimum wage, job security legislation, etc.)
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 TH, as Messi, would not have left Barcelona
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 THW abolish pharmaceutical patents in favour of subsidies, tax breaks and public interest grants
LUMS Pre-ABP Online 2020 Assuming the technology existed, THW allow individuals to sell skills and personality traits
The Halycon Scholastics Competition THBT hustle culture has done more harm than good for feminism
The Halycon Scholastics Competition THR the growing presence of A-list celebrities on media platforms originally meant for smaller creators (i.e. John Krasinski, Will Smith and Brie Larson on Youtube; Bella Thorne on Onlyfans; Jason Derulo on Tiktok; etc.)
The Halycon Scholastics Competition THW abandon all tourism-reliant economic strategies
The Halycon Scholastics Competition THBT it is highly strategic for the Trump administration to pursue vaccine nationalism at the expense of global collaboration
The Halycon Scholastics Competition THW remove the executive's power to grant any form of pardon
UMSU Online Open THS the complete demetrication of all social media
UMSU Online Open THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should push for the reformation of sharia courts over the abolishment of it
UMSU Online Open THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa, the Awami League in Bangladesh)
UMSU Online Open THBT all tech startups that become "unicorns" should be publicly traded
UMSU Online Open In developing democratic countries, THW prioritise bottom-up over top-down accountability reforms
UMSU Online Open THR the narrative that you need to truly love yourself in order to love others
UMSU Online Open 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
UMSU Online Open TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
UMSU Online Open THS the institutionalisation of the Quad (e.g. a quadrilateral free trade agreement, formalised diplomatic summits and war games etc)
III Rio Sao Paolo In retrospect, THBT Brazil should have chosen the FTAA over Mercosur
III Rio Sao Paolo TH prefers a world with less LGBT representation in pop culture over a world in which the majority of representativeness involves tropes such as "bury your gays" and male feminization
III Rio Sao Paolo TH welcomes "Minds"
III Rio Sao Paolo THW abolish the Political Quota system in Lebanon
III Rio Sao Paolo TH celebrates the predominance of Macondism in the construction of Latin American identity
III Rio Sao Paolo THW implement system A in Brazil
III Rio Sao Paolo For the purposes of this debate, you are Oscar Wilde and you are reflecting on your deathbed. TH regrets "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
III Rio Sao Paolo TH regrets the commercial resignification of Historical Heritage
IUBDC Rational Wrangle THS the managed relocation of biodiversity in response to climate change
IUBDC Rational Wrangle Post the 2020 elections, and regardless of its outcomes, THBT the progressive faction of the Democrat Party should split to form a new major party
IUBDC Rational Wrangle THBT governments in developing countries should prioritize increasing foreign tie-ups in public universities, over allowing the entry of foreign universities
IUBDC Rational Wrangle TH, as X, would opt to be a sugar baby
IUBDC Rational Wrangle THBT the South African government envoy should have met with the opposition of the Zanu PF
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THBT the Bretton Woods Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc.) have done more harm than good
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THBT national policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a national level appointed panel of scientific experts
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 TH, as the EU, would actively prevent EU countries (like Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, etc.) from achieving closer ties with China
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THR the romanticisation of art that is pursued for non material gain
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THW pool donations for specific charity causes and redistribute them to charities according to evidence-based assessment of the efficacy of these charities within the sector
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THBT the Black Lives Matter(BLM) movement should campaign for the inclusion of more African American police officers instead of the defunding of the police force
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THW ban essential service workers from striking
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THR the glamorization of the portrayal of a "Genius"
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THW break up persistently dominant political parties in emerging/developing democracies (e.g. the ANC in South Africa)
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THBT human rights activists in post-conflict societies should neither advocate for political parties nor run for election in the transition to democracy
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 THR the US-Taliban peace deal
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 TH prefers a world where each believer established their own connection to God,rather than establishing one through organized religion
BDC Pre-Worlds 2020 Assuming that a technology exists that can accurately measure and transfer intelligence This House would radically redistribute intelligence among the population
Karachi Debate Open That we regret the culture of fearing death
Karachi Debate Open That, as a promising university graduate, we should opt to make the largest amount of money possible and donate it to charities instead of directly working in social fields.
Karachi Debate Open That we would not publish this information
Karachi Debate Open That liberal supreme court s should misinterpret the constitution to advance civil rights
Karachi Debate Open That the LGBTQ+ movement should not allow police officers at pride events (such as the pride march).
Karachi Debate Open That, as the queer (LGBTQIA+) community, we would reject the ‘born this way’ narrative.
Karachi Debate Open That curricula in post-colonial states should focus on locally-authored literature, to the absolute exclusion of 'great work' such as Shakespeare.
Karachi Debate Open That we should implement a Mastery Learning framework at all levels of education
Karachi Debate Open TH, as an educational institution, would prohibit all sports programs that pose a risk of CTE.
Karachi Debate Open That we would ban the short selling of shares
Karachi Debate Open That we prefer a world where cooperatives (employee owned businesses) were the norm.
Karachi Debate Open That local communities should be able to cap the number of tourists that enter their region over a specific period of time.
Karachi Debate Open That we regret Hamilton
Karachi Debate Open That we would ban Microtransactions in video games
Karachi Debate Open That we regret the rise of True Crime entertainment (e.g Making A Murderer, Serial, Tiger King, The Jinx etc.).
Karachi Debate Open That we prefer Facebook's policy of only removing content that users report as compared to a policy where Facebook itself independently determines restrictions on content.
Karachi Debate Open That we regret the rise of influencers
Karachi Debate Open That we prefer a world where the internet never existed
Karachi Debate Open That we regret the decline of secular Pan-Arab nationalism
Karachi Debate Open That the African Union should pivot toward the global East rather than the global West.
Karachi Debate Open That, as Imran Khan, we would issue a public apology for 1971 to Bangladesh
Karachi Debate Open That as established feminist artists, we should systematically produce art and media that actively ridicules heroic masculine archetypes
Karachi Debate Open That as the Global Feminist Movement we would support anti-capitalist movements (Occupy Wallstreet etc)
Karachi Debate Open That microfinance organizations offering loans in developing countries should offer them exclusively to women
Karachi Debate Open That, assuming Personal Protective Equipment is sufficiently available, medical workers during a pandemic should have the right to opt out of service.
Karachi Debate Open That we would aggressively and competitively fund CRISPR
Karachi Debate Open That in times of a global pandemic, standard research ethics should be suspended as long as the subject consents.
Karachi Debate Open That we regret the fall of the Societ Union
Karachi Debate Open That Student Unions should not take political positions that do not directly pertain to tertiary education.
Karachi Debate Open That, as a lifelong Republican, we would vote for Joe Biden
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THBT the Mexican govenment should retroactively legalise the production and distribution of drugs, instead of keeping them illegal
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THR the ideological dominance of the left in the feminist movement
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THW heavily penalise corporations for punishing their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THBT the IMF should adopt a policy of not bailing out countries that take out significant loans from China under One Belt One Road
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THBT it is in the interest of the ruling party of Kazakhstan to hold free and fair local elections of akims and maslikhats
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THS the use of the Hannibal Directive in combatting terrorist organisations
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 THW ban advanced simulations
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 TH, as the researchers, would have eaten the crops during the siege
Tilbury House Online Open 2.0 TH prefers a world in which every individual is perceived to have equal access to a deeper connection with religious deities (as opposed to e.g. religious leaders being perceived to have more such access)
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we would abolish Slytherin house
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as a Hobbit, we would go on a grand adventure
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we would have preferred the Game of Thrones prequel series to be Bloodmoon over House of the Dragon
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as a competitive and socially conscious young Pokémon trainer, we would not participate in Pokémon battles
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we prefer larger, more spaced apart patches to regular, smaller patches in esports games
Pop Culture Grand Prix That it is in the interest of the Gerudo to abandon their policy of isolationism and instead embrace an open borders policy
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Rey Skywalker after the battle of Exegol, we would re-start the Jedi Order
Pop Culture Grand Prix That the Star Wars sequels are better than the Star Wars prequels
Pop Culture Grand Prix That it is in the interest of the Sith (circa 35 BBY) to abolish the Rule of Two
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Billie Eilish, we would release a Christmas album
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, with hindsight, we really do regret Glee
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Clutch Mami, we would sign with a major record label rather than remain independent
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Aman, we would have professed our love and married Naina
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as the fertility doctor, we would tell the young woman the truth.
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we believe that Andy should have stayed and worked at Runway
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we would prefer the Eric Killmonger plot to the Shuri plot
Pop Culture Grand Prix That Gotham would be safer if Batman abandoned his 'No Killing' rule
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we regret the depiction of Supergirl frequently saving the day through idealism and hope
Pop Culture Grand Prix That the Pokemon anime should soon replace Ash as the show’s main protagonist
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we believe that the ending of Bojack Horseman series should have been him dying at the end of 'The View From Halfway Down'
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Morty, we would sever ties with Rick
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we believe that Donkey and Puss should have had a relationship, not Donkey and Dragon
Pop Culture Grand Prix That, as Melissa, we would reveal the truth to the world
Pop Culture Grand Prix This house, as the engines, would unionise and protest against the Fat Controller's "Really Useful Engine Doctrine"
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we regret Netflix remakes of cartoons for adult audiences (eg. Riverdale, Avatar the Last Airbender)
Pop Culture Grand Prix That Tumblr should unban pornography
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we support the Hollywood Blockbuster model
Pop Culture Grand Prix That we would prefer prominent authors to write books about utopia, not dystopia
Pop Culture Grand Prix Without having regard to future events of the show, That the protagonists of the 100 were wrong to seek to expose the Primes
Pop Culture Grand Prix That Curtis should destroy the train and end humanity rather than taking control.
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THBT the age of digital information (e.g. social media, online news, etc.) has done more harm than good in protecting democracy
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THBT the environmental movement should abandon the narrative of personal responsibility in favor of one which emphasizes institutional accountability
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THBT feminism is in opposition to capitalism
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 Assuming that Joe Biden wins the presidential election, THBT the US should continue to pursue antagonistic and confrontational trade strategies against China (engaging in trade wars, etc)
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 TH Prefers Western entertainment (TV Shows, Movies, Theatre) which assumes fluid sexuality (How to Get Away With Murder, Imagine Me & You, High Fidelity, Game of Thrones, Trinkets) for its characters rather than centering a narrative of non-hetero sexuality (Love Simon, Carol, One Day at a Time, The Half of It)
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THW legalize the buying and selling of one’s remaining lifetime years.
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THW weigh shareholder votes in line with the length of time their shares have been held.
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 TH, as the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, would ally itself with the Pakistani government to push back against abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THS the rise of anti-natalism
Yale NUS Pro Ams 2020 THBT religions should promise reward in the afterlife as opposed to promising material reward in this life, with both outcomes contingent on faithful practice
The Grand Spar September TH house prefers karmic-based religious systems over religious systems based on eternal reward or punishment/ divine mercy.
The Grand Spar September THW not allow news media outlets to report on suicide
The Grand Spar: September TH, as the US, would ban TikTok regardless of whether they comply with the data restructuring demands
The Grand Spar: September TH, as a witch or wizard, would create a Horcrux
The Grand Spar: September THW grant student council disciplinary power, including the power to take punitive action to the extent of expulsion
Argumentum Open 2020 As an average student from lower socio-economic class who lives in a developing country, This House Would choose a generalist career path over becoming a specialist
Argumentum Open 2020 This House Prefers a world where altruism is the only acceptable motive in doing good deeds
Argumentum Open 2020 Assuming Israel will accept, as Palestinian Authority, This House Would let go of the Gaza Strip in exchange of Palestinian independence in the West Bank
Argumentum Open 2020 THR the romanticization of staying productive while working from home amidst the pandemic
Argumentum Open 2020 This House Prefers a world where China becomes the largest global oil & natural gas exporter
Argumentum Open 2020 As feminist, THO such coverage
Argumentum Open 2020 THBT US presidential debates bring more harms than good
Argumentum Open 2020 THW ban foreign investment on Indonesia tech startups
Argumentum Open 2020 In the wake of Jacob Blake shooting, As African-American athletes in the NBPA, This house would boycott the remaining of the NBA season
Argumentum Open 2020 As left-wing democrats, this house regrets Joe Biden's decision to choose Kamala Harris as VP Candidate
Argumentum Open 2020 THBT Indonesia's state-owned enterprises should solely focus on distributive function (i.e. distribute services, provide job) even at the expense on revenue generation
MonDO 2020 THW ban the use of fully autonomous weapons in warfare
MonDO 2020 THP leaderless movements
MonDO 2020 THP a world where people cannot lie
MonDO 2020 THBT Joe Biden should have picked Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic Party's Vice Presidential candidate.
MonDO 2020 THO the humanisation of villains in popular media
MonDO 2020 THS judicial activism
MonDO 2020 THW significantly restrict military recruitment in impoverished areas.
MonDO 2020 TH, as the feminist movement, would oppose the practice of female pop artists sexualising themselves in their work.
MonDO 2020 THBT it was in the interest of the UAE to reject the Israel-UAE peace deal
SEC Schools Championship 2020 THBT developing states should aggressively incentivize collective farming
SEC Schools Championship 2020 THP a world without lying
SEC Schools Championship 2020 THR the romanticizaion of motherhood
SEC Schools Championship 2020 THBT all acts of election campaign should be prohibited with the exception of public debates
SEC Schools Championship 2020 In developing states, THW highly incentivize students to pursue vocational school
Zagreb Random Pro Am THW make voting mandatory
Zagreb Random Pro Am THW not allow unvaccinated children to attend schools
Zagreb Random Pro Am TH, as the EU, would withhold development aid from countries with poor women's rights records, e.g. age of consent, laws around domestic violence or property laws
Zagreb Random Pro Am For crimes with low prosecution and conviction rates (e.g. sexual assault, domestic violence or membership of criminal gangs), THW lower the burden of proof from "beyond reasonable doubt" to "on the balance of probabilities"
Alternate Pre-ABP THBT video games should regularly reassign random gender and race identity to player avatars
Alternate Pre-ABP TH, as Central Asian states, would heavily focus on economic and political alignment with China under the Belt and Road Initiative
Alternate Pre-ABP THBT Blockchain does more harm than good to developing countries
Alternate Pre-ABP TH, as Hercules, would go up to the Olympus to live with the Gods
Alternate Pre-ABP In universities where affirmative action for women exists, this house would institute affirmative action for men in departments where they are under-represented.
Alternate Pre-ABP THBT the world would be better off if the human race would cease to exist
Alternate Pre-ABP This house believes that regional alliances should not take a stance on the elections of their member states, assuming free and fair elections are possible in that member country
Alternate Pre-ABP THBT state x should increase taxes as opposed to cutting government spending
WSDC Practice Spars 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)
WSDC Practice Spars THR the rise of the commercialisation of surrogacy in developing countries
WSDC Practice Spars THW subsidise companies for the employment of ex-convicts
Victoria's Cup THS the use of shaming to advance social causes
Victoria's Cup TH, as an immigrant parent, would raise their child exclusively in their own (minority) language
Victoria's Cup THBT developing nations should choose to protect their own industries rather than be more open to trade
Victoria's Cup THBT Australian Indigenous groups should focus on expanding the powers and resources of Land Councils rather than seeking change through State/Federal Parliaments
Victoria's Cup THW ban corporate sponsorship of academic research
Victoria's Cup THBT feminists should never critique mothers’ parenting except where it is obviously abusive or neglectful
Victoria's Cup TH, as a religious leader, would deny membership to politicians who vote contrary to our religious teachings
Victoria's Cup THR the concept of undonditional love
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THW deprioritize the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines to those who contravene public health protocol (eg: spreading false rumours about COVID, refusing to wear a mask)
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THS the "Free School"Philosophy
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THW, as Lebanon, welcome significantly greater French influence over its domestic affairs (e.g. political-constitutional arrangements, economic policies etc.)
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THO all media and literature that romanticizes mental illness
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THBT feminists should adopt "call-in" instead of "call-out" as their dominant strategy.
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THS local movements in Asia adopting western terminology and strategies to push the cause forward
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 THW, as the Democratic National Convention, support the Make Billionaires Pay Tax.
Cross-DebSoc Pre-ABP Tournament 2020 Assuming the technology was available, THW allow people to erase specific memories of their choice from existence.
IBA DU Nations League THBT democracies should allow people to opt into religious courts that punish them for acts that are deemed to be offences under their religion, as long as they remain members of that religion
IBA DU Nations League TH, as fans of the club, supports a takeover by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
IBA DU Nations League THW break up companies that are deemed threats to the democratic process, even when they do not harm consumer welfare
IBA DU Nations League THR the belief that forgiveness is a virtue
IBA DU Nations League THBT the US should ban the sale of vital components for the manufacturing of electronic devices (eg semiconductors), which are produced in the US or use American technology or software*, to Huawei and other major Chinese companies. (*the vast majority of currently produced components)
IBA DU Nations League THBT comedians from minority communities should not base their comedy on stereotypes and slurs about their own groups.
East Coast Asians THW abolish the prison system
East Coast Asians THW allow single parents to raise their children in prisons
East Coast Asians THR the popularity of the "cop show"
East Coast Asians THS the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community
East Coast Asians THBT developing countries would ban the purchase of land by foreign individuals and companies
East Coast Asians THBT micro-finance organizations should offer micro-finance loans in developing nations exclusively to women
East Coast Asians THS the Animal Liberation Front
East Coast Asians Th, as the LGBTQ+ movement, regrets the advocacy strategy of strongly encouraging people to declare their sexual orientation (e.g: national coming out day)
East Coast Asians THR Celebrity CEOs
East Coast Asians THBT the West should place a ban on providing military aid to authoritatian regimes
East Coast Asians TH as the UK Supports the PM's proposal and would expand the proposal to grant unconditional citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
East Coast Asians THBT extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum
East Coast Asians THBT the Netflix series "Indian Matchmaking" does more harm than good
East Coast Asians As someone who is in a healthy fling with someone else, but not sexually satisfied, THW ghost instead of breaking up
East Coast Asians THS "gold digging"
East Coast Asians THBT the feminist movement should support polyamorous relationships
East Coast Asians THR the narrative that difficulties and struggles in one's lived experience are "empowering" (e.g. glorified stories about Oprah's harsh experiences with racism and misogyny)
East Coast Asians THBT social movements should prioritize calling-in problematic inividuals and behaviours rather than calling them out
East Coast Asians THP a world where all humans are born as adults
East Coast Asians Instead of leaving the decision up to the producing company, THW legally require that Self-Driving Cars produced by companies always choose to maximise the number of lives saved, even if it leads to the death of the passengers
East Coast Asians THS movements that advocate for the provision of negative rights to sentient AI
East Coast Asians THBT poverty should receive suspect classification in the US legal system
East Coast Asians THW legalize betting on electoral processes
East Coast Asians In multi party states with a significant ethnic minority population, TH supports the creation of political parties with the primary purpose of pursuing the interests of that ethnic minority group
East Coast Asians THP a world in which most people are determinists to a world in which most people believe in free will
East Coast Asians THW prefer to live in a world where one was mortal but could precisely schedule and plan out one`s death
East Coast Asians Assuming the technology exists, THS the use of non-sentient artifical intelligence that imitates deceased loved ones in appearance, personality, and mannerism
Feminism Open 2020 TH, as the feminist movement, would advocate for the ban of violent/ unrealistic porn.
Feminism Open 2020 THBT spouses of political figures should not be recognized as public figures.
Feminism Open 2020 THBT the LGBTQ community should actively boycott the Harry Potter series.
Feminism Open 2020 Assuming there exists the technology to divide the 40 weeks of pregnancy between two partners in any possible way, THW mandate that each partner carries for half the term.
Feminism Open 2020 THR the narrative that the man box is a form of oppression
Feminism Open 2020 THP the hypersexualisation of men rather than the desexualisation of women
Feminism Open 2020 Assuming feasibility, THW create a matriarchal state within each nation and allow anyone to move there
MIDP Round Robin 2020 THW hold religious leaders liable when identifiable adult believers are harmed by adhering to doctrinal teachings
MIDP Round Robin 2020 THR the continuation of NATO after the dissolution of the USSR
MIDP Round Robin 2020 THW allow ex-felons to become police officers
MIDP Round Robin 2020 THBT indebted countries should prioritize social spending over paying back loans
MIDP Round Robin 2020 THBT post conflict states should not instil nationalism through the education system
MIDP Round Robin 2020 someone pls provide this, it isn't available online
The Novice Debate THW allow illegally obtained evidence to be admissable in court
The Novice Debate THBT members of a minority group should oppose popular media that innacurately portrays the culture, struggles or history of traditionally marginalised groups (i.e. Hamilton, Mulan)
The Novice Debate THS Governments Significantly Increasing Their Use of Big Data Based Predictive Models in Decision Making to Replace Human Judgements
The Novice Debate THR the romanticisation of Dark Tourism
The Novice Debate THP a world without the concept of fate and destiny
The Novice Debate THBT in the event of an all out war between India and China the US should not intervene
Wilderness Open This House Prefers a world where curriculum emphasize on globally integrated history over regional history.
Wilderness Open THP trials where victims and defendants are anonymous
Wilderness Open THR the rise of T-10 cricket
Wilderness Open This house believes that developing nations with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools
Wilderness Open THBT the provision of emergency loans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) should never be accompanied by fiscal or monetary policy conditions.
Wilderness Open THW bar Hassan Diab and his cabinet from standing for parliamentary seats in Lebanon
Wilderness Open THS Fisher's Protocol
Link Bate Championship III THW legalise euthanasia
Link Bate Championship III THW abolish all private schools at the primary and secondary level
Link Bate Championship III THW abolish all patents
Link Bate Championship III Assuming the technology exists, THS genetic engineering to make humans more resistant to the effects of climate change
Link Bate Championship III THW transfer the majority ownership of professional sporting clubs to non-profit organizations managed by elected members within their local communities
Link Bate Championship III THBT the feminist movement should actively work with liberal religious leaders to change the religions' perception about women.
Link Bate Championship III This House, as developing nations, would prioritize local industries over foreign MNCs (e.g. subsidize local car brands and tax foreign imported cars)
Link Bate Championship III TH, as a parent from a middle income family, would adopt free range parenting
Link Bate Championship III THBT individuals convicted for crimes that were later legalised should be retrospectively cleared of those charges and released from prison if applicable.
Link Bate Championship III In sanctuary cities, THW grant undocumented immigrants the right to vote
Link Bate Championship III THR the humanisation of villains in film and media (eg Joker, Maleficient, Gru, Megamind, etc)
Link Bate Championship III Assuming feasibility exists and with benefit of hindsight, TH as USA would go back in time and choose not to invade Afghanistan.
Link Bate Championship III THS the creation of an international court to prosecute 'crimes against the earth'
Princeton Round Robin 2020 TH supports a ban on Chinese-owned social media apps (e.g. TikTok, WeChat)
Princeton Round Robin 2020 THBT all universities should permanently move from letter grades to pass/fail systems
Princeton Round Robin 2020 THB the International Community should allow breakaway republics in former Soviet states to join the Russian Federation, conditional on holding free and fair referenda
Princeton Round Robin 2020 THBT the government should offer cash compensation for the creation of pharmaceuticals to replace the patent system for pharmaceuticals
Princeton Round Robin 2020 THBT courts in emerging democracies should break up constantly dominant political parties
Princeton Round Robin 2020 THW rename Yale
Proxime Debate Open THBT social movements should adopt an incrementalist strategy as opposed to pushing for revolutionary change
Proxime Debate Open THS the rise of adult entertainment content subscription service platforms (e.g. OnlyFans)
Proxime Debate Open TH, as the Republican Party, prefers a depiction of Joe Biden as an establishment centrist, as opposed to a pawn of the progressive Left.
Proxime Debate Open THW nationalize healthcare systems and vaccine production in times of pandemics
Proxime Debate Open THBT it is in the interests of the Communist Party of the Philippines to cease its armed rebellion and instead run for office.
Proxime Debate Open THBT developing countries should invest in green recovery initiatives as opposed to bailing out major industries.
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 THR the prominent usage of self deprecating humour by female poltiicians
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 In the event of First Contact occurring between humans and extra terrestrial life (aliens) on Earth, THBT humans should react immediately with pre emptive force.
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 THW ban TikTok
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 TH, as Joe Biden, would embrace a Green New Deal
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 TH as the OIC would cease business with China (e.g freezing assets, boycotting firms, imposing tariffs, imposing sanctions) until the Uighurs are given safety and religious liberty.
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 THP a world where homo sapiens are not the sole surviving human species
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 THW include regret as a factor in sentencing
Westminster Debating Championships 2020 THBT WSDC adjudication should switch to a consensus methodology of adjudication.
DSDC Coherence 2020 THBT that national boards should have the right to disallow a player from participating in international domestic sporting leagues
DSDC Coherence 2020 TH, as an activist residing in Hong Kong who holds a BNO passport, would take up the deal being offered by UK
DSDC Coherence 2020 THBT philanthropists should donate to environmental protection as opposed to poverty alleviation
DSDC Coherence 2020 THP a world where radical revolutionaries (Malcolm X, Bhagat Singh) are celebrated over peaceful revolutionaries (Mahatma Gandhi, MLK Jr)
DSDC Coherence 2020 THR the narrative that one must "do what they love"
DSDC Coherence 2020 THP to live in a world where personal success and failure are seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choice
DSDC Coherence 2020 TH, as an average resident of Gaza, would support Hamas and their agendas
DSDC Coherence 2020 THBT the IMF should require collateral for bailouts
DSDC Coherence 2020 THBT feminists should reclaim and celebrate traits (such as empathy, nurturing) and activities (gardening, cooking) associated with femininity as empowering
The Grand Spar August THW strip the voting rights of individuals that did not vote in more than 2 consecutive election cycles
The Grand Spar August THBT in countries where National Service is mandatory, feminists should push for the inclusion of women to be conscripted as well
The Grand Spar August THW remove the privilege of self incrimination
The Grand Spar August This house supports health insurance companies offering optional lump sum payments to terminally ill patients who choose to forgo expensive life extending medical treatments.
The Grand Spar August Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Would only allow university admission on the basis of standardized testing, as opposed to non-quantitative methods (e.g. essays, alumni interviews)
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Would ban Amazon's internal arbitration courts.
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Opposes the commercialization of Mindfulness
Astana EUDC 2020 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.
Astana EUDC 2020 THR the trend of central banks setting extremely low interest rates after the 2008 financial crisis
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Believes That 10 Minute School should remove the videos
Astana EUDC 2020 Given the technology, THW erase society's memory and evidence of the criminal past of former convicts after their release from prison.
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Believes That leaders of an occupied nation should not assist the occupying powers in maintaining stability.
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Would ban ownership consolidation of newspapers by a single entity e.g. private equity firms, single media company
Astana EUDC 2020 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.
Astana EUDC 2020 THBT countries should suspend all elections in times of severe health crises
Astana EUDC 2020 THW only recruit atheists to be part of the group, and would not allow any religious books or items of worship on board
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Would ban insurance coverage for sexual misconduct claims.
Astana EUDC 2020 This House Would transfer management of all water resources to an international body.
Astana EUDC 2020 TH, as Israel, would form a strategic military alliance with the Kurds in Syria.
Astana EUDC 2020 THW allow police officers to refuse orders on grounds of conscience
Taylor's Debate Open THBT feminists in India should attempt to infiltrate and reform the arranged marriage industry as opposed to fight for its abolishment
Taylor's Debate Open THR the glorification of immediate postcolonial leaders in Africa
Taylor's Debate Open THBT charities and non-profit organizations should be given votes in elections proportional to the amount of donations they receive.
Taylor's Debate Open TH, as Likud, W support and adopt the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine.
Taylor's Debate Open TH, as the Catholic Church, would prioritize impact investing over direct charity to communities
Taylor's Debate Open THBT South Indian film industries should integrate with Bollywood
Taylor's Debate Open TH, as a prominent pro-independence activist in Hong Kong, would align as pro-China in an effort to run for upcoming elections.
Taylor's Debate Open In Western Liberal democracies, THR the queer movement's primary form of collectivization transitioning from riots/protests into pride celebrations/parades
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THW ban the buying and selling of emotional services
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THW grant Indigenous communities exclusive legal rights to control distribution of traditional folklore, music, dance
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT international development institutions should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THS the narrative that the decision to have a biological child is a selfish one
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT states should not prosecute members of terrorist organisations (e.g. ISIS, Al-Qaeda) who surrender to those states
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 TH, as X, would not accept the offer
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT India should lease Protected Areas to local residents
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT feminists should challenge militarism instead of advocating for the "right to fight" (ex. pushing for the inclusion of women in national draft registration and combat duty_
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT the general economic policy of countries should aim to increase Gross National Happiness rather than standard economic measures (eg, Gross Domestic Product)
Indian Womxn's Debating Championship 2020 THBT individuals should vote based on their principles rather than on the electability of the candidates (eg by vote-spoiling in the #undirosak movement, or by voting for fringe candidates)
KCL Online Open 2020 THP a parliamentary electoral system which includes a constituency link
KCL Online Open 2020 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".
KCL Online Open 2020 THBT Central Asian states should significantly disassociate from Russian cultural influence (e.g. language, the arts, media, history etc.).
KCL Online Open 2020 Assuming there is a safe procedure, THW allow adults to permanently "lock in" their chosen personality traits (e.g. stubbornness, openness, honesty) as unchangeable.
KCL Online Open 2020 In times of economic crises, THBT the government should withhold information that is likely to damage market confidence.
KCL Online Open 2020 Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
KCL Online Open 2020 THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
KCL Online Open 2020 Given the opportunity, TH, as a talented young individual living in a Western Balkan country, would emigrate to pursue a career in the EU
KCL Online Open 2020 THO the "Toxic Positivity" culture
KCL Online Open 2020 THP to be alone in the universe
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THR the prominence of creator-driven content
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THP the removal of sex and gender markers (e.g., on government forms, IDs, and other areas of legal recognition) as opposed to the inclusion of nonbinary, "X", and other gender or sex markers
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THS facilitating massive emigration as a response to oppressive regimes.
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THBT developing countries should prohibit using the principal of petroleum funds to finance social and welfare programs.
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THO the use of "desperation science" during the coronavirus pandemic
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THR the popular belief in free will
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THBT feminists should primarily combat pseudo-scientific claims of sex and gender based differences (e.g. claims that men are more intelligent/brave/strong) on the basis of their scientific inaccuracy as opposed to focusing on deconstructing the social value placed on those differences
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THBT parliamentary ridings and congressional districts should be drawn to maximize electoral competitiveness.
Womxn and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open THP a world where epistemic humility is widely believed in, as opposed to a world where skepticism is widely believed in.
Access Debate Tournament This House Would significantly decrease income tax rates for women
Access Debate Tournament This House Would give victims of crimes significant power over sentencing
Access Debate Tournament This House believes that contemporary social movements should focus on class differences rather than on identity-based discrimination (e.g. gender, race)
Access Debate Tournament This House, as a Pacific island state, would reject Chinese developmental assistance
Access Debate Tournament In post-conflict societies, This House prefers power-sharing agreements to unrestricted democracy.
Access Debate Tournament 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
Access Debate Tournament This House believes that developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare
Access Debate Tournament This House believes that middle-class families should adopt a model of extended adolescence for their children, rather than one of early independence.
An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates THBT Palestinians should prefer their wellbeing over fighting injustices in Palestine
An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates THP western individualism over local collectivism
An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates THW direct the Palestinian economy toward information technology
An Najah Arabic Novice Online Debates THO Arab nationalism
The Debate Open THS the narrative that traditionally feminine qualities (e.g. compassion, kindness) enable female leaders to better deal with times of crisis
The Debate Open THW give people additional votes in proportion to their economic disadvantage
The Debate Open THO the societal narrative that forgiveness is a virtue
The Debate Open THBT governments of developing countries should aggressively disincentivize students from pursuing further education overseas
The Debate Open THBT the heads of central banks (eg: the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank) should be democratically elected
The Debate Open THR the rise of Nihilism in popular culture
The Debate Open THP a world where entry into Heaven is decided on peer-based evaulation as opposed to religious doctrine
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 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).
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THBT governments should provide significant financial incentives for urban citizens to move to rural areas
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THBT the education system should teach children to believe that they are personally culpable for the death and suffering in the developing world
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo TH, as the US, would prioritize economic engagement with North Korea instead of demanding nuclear disarmament
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 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)
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THP a society that heavily emphasises collectivism rather than individualism
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THBT policies regarding the teaching and use of language should be descriptive rather than prescriptive
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THR the glorification of the concept of genius
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THBT developing states are better off with elite-led technocratic governments as opposed to democratic ones
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THP a world where Karmic reincarnation exists
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo THW introduce significant "cost caps" in sports
Doxbridge 2: Euros Bungaloo 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.)
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the norm that doctors should defer to their patients' wishes, even where doing so is not in those patients' best interests.
Monash Australs 2020 That we oppose the medicalisation of learning disabilities.
Monash Australs 2020 That, as Joe Biden, we would choose to run on a ‘Medicare-for-All’ platform.
Monash Australs 2020 That the #MeToo movement has failed working class women.
Monash Australs 2020 That the government should provide incentives for the urban poor to migrate to rural areas.
Monash Australs 2020 That we support gamification in the workplace.
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the ongoing prominence of cricket in postcolonial countries.
Monash Australs 2020 That we prefer a world where sports are not commercialised
Monash Australs 2020 That we would abolish the ‘one-year-out’ rule in the NBA.
Monash Australs 2020 That Palestinians should abandon their claim for statehood and opt for a civil rights struggle instead.
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the Trump-Taliban peace deal agreement.
Monash Australs 2020 That we, as Benny Gantz, regret signing the coalition agreement between Likud and the Blue and White alliance.
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the expectation that children should be shielded from all forms of danger.
Monash Australs 2020 That we would proportionately subsidise (e.g. scholarship and funding) university courses according to the employability of their graduates.
Monash Australs 2020 That we support a permanent move to online tertiary education.
Monash Australs 2020 That young people should reject traditionally empowered political parties.
Monash Australs 2020 That legislative bodies (e.g. parliament, congress, senate, councils) should be formed by sortition democracy.
Monash Australs 2020 That the Democratic Party should not embrace 'Never Trump' Republicans.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should ban high frequency trading
Monash Australs 2020 That we should limit the trading of individual shares and derivative products to licensed professionals.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should ban mortgage-based financial derivatives.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should ban mergers and acquisitions of mass media companies.
Monash Australs 2020 That social media companies should aggressively censor offensive and discriminatory content.
Monash Australs 2020 That we prefer a world where social media networking sites are only available on a paid subscription basis.
Monash Australs 2020 That the state's failure to address a pandemic should be considered as a crime against humanity.
Monash Australs 2020 That criminal trials should continue even when the accused is deceased
Monash Australs 2020 That the state should pay reparations to individuals convicted in the past for actions that are no longer recognised as a crime.
Monash Australs 2020 That developing countries should prioritise the massive construction of infrastructure over the direct provision of high subsidies and social welfare.
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the rise of nation-states built around exclusive notions of language, race, and religion.
Monash Australs 2020 That it is illegitimate for states to limit immigration unless there is a clear threat to national security.
Monash Australs 2020 That it is morally wrong to use subconscious manipulation to nudge citizens towards socially desirable choices.
Monash Australs 2020 That activist movements should embrace cancel culture as a tool to promote social change.
Monash Australs 2020 That France should abandon the principle of laïcité.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should abolish literary awards (e.g. the Man Booker Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature).
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the stigmatisation of hedonistic lifestyles
Monash Australs 2020 That we support the creation of children's literature which teaches that people are neither good nor evil.
Monash Australs 2020 That Non-Western LGBTQ activists should reject sex positivity
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the belief that individuals possess defined personality traits.
Monash Australs 2020 That portrayals of religious deities and prophets in media should receive prior approval from relevant religious authorities.
Monash Australs 2020 That Western companies with a significant number of employees from the Indian diaspora should actively campaign against the caste system.
Monash Australs 2020 That ASEAN should transform itself into a political union
Monash Australs 2020 That, as developing nations, we would prefer to align with China than the United States.
Monash Australs 2020 That, as a woman of colour living in a majority-white country, we would embrace, compete in and establish national beauty pageants for women of our ethnic heritage.
Monash Australs 2020 That capitalism is incompatible with racial equality
Monash Australs 2020 That we, as a Catholic priest, would actively endorse liberal values that do not align with the Catholic Church.
Monash Australs 2020 That we, as original producers of non-Western films, would deny Hollywood the right to produce remakes, unless a quota for non-Western actors/actresses is guaranteed.
Monash Australs 2020 That we prefer transformative to curatorial fandom
Monash Australs 2020 That Disney should remove from circulation cartoons from its history that contain racist caricatures.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should stop the practice of requiring community's approval to build houses of worship.
Monash Australs 2020 That, as minorities, we would engage in respectability politics
Monash Australs 2020 That we would require companies to use absolute blind recruitment
Monash Australs 2020 That we should allow parents to sell shares in their children’s future income streams.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should reallocate public investment funds from start-ups to traditional small and medium-sized enterprises.
Monash Australs 2020 That the European Central Bank should monetise the government deficits of Eurozone countries experiencing financial crises.
Monash Australs 2020 That, in countries where military service is mandatory only for men, as self-proclaimed feminist women, we would actively volunteer in the military.
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret narratives that portray human progress as inevitable
Monash Australs 2020 That we regret the emphasis placed on individual rights by social justice movements.
Monash Australs 2020 That we should grant legal personhood to culturally significant features of the natural environment.
Monash Australs 2020 That we support compassionate conservation
Monash Australs 2020 That, as environmentalists, we would choose a strategy of working closely with corporations.
Borneo Online Debate Championship THBT Queer movements in the developing world Should attempt to dissociate themselves from modern Queer movements in the west
Borneo Online Debate Championship As the resistance group, THW accept the offer
Borneo Online Debate Championship THR the use of nostalgia in political campaigning
Borneo Online Debate Championship THO the demonization of dark humour / comedy
Borneo Online Debate Championship THR the Heroisation of Covid-19 Frontliners.
Borneo Online Debate Championship As an Asian parent, THW teach their child to actively reject the 'humble culture"
Borneo Online Debate Championship THBT the GNA and its allies should abandon any attempts at peace negotiations and continue its current push against the LNA
Borneo Online Debate Championship THS Black rights movements in the West's strategy of actively campaigning to defund the police instead of pushing for institutional reforms
CP Nationals 2020 THO participation awards
CP Nationals 2020 THBT the USMCA should pursue long term economic integration through a common currency
CP Nationals 2020 THS the complete and total liberation of all animals
CP Nationals 2020 THR the narrative that family love should be unconditional
CP Nationals 2020 THW attend the Queer Liberation March rather than the Stonewall 50 March
CP Nationals 2020 THS the withdrawal of companies from Hong Kong
CP Nationals 2020 THBT, given feasibility, companies should move to work from home
CP Nationals 2020 THW remove all restrictions on allowable areas of scientific research
CP Nationals 2020 THBT when financial institutions are in need of financial assistance during recessions, the burden should fall upon creditors (e.g. via diluting shareholder value by turning debt into equity) rather than the government stepping in
ASDO 2020 TH regrets virtue signalling on social media
ASDO 2020 THBT X should take the job of CEO
ASDO 2020 THBT Batman should abolish his no kill rule
ASDO 2020 THW programme self-driving cars to prioritise the number of lives saved when faced with unavoidable collisions as opposed to prioritising the safety of the driver/passenger
ASDO 2020 THW require all historically major polluters to open their borders to environmental refugees
ASDO 2020 THR effective altruism
DGBDS Mace 2020 TH supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade
DGBDS Mace 2020 In countries with a lack of medical professionals, TH, rather than regulate who can be a healthcare professional, would provide optional certifications of competence
DGBDS Mace 2020 THR The increasing trend of left wing censorship in university campuses and the overall academic and literary sphere
DGBDS Mace 2020 This House Believes That the state should strongly incentivise highly educated individuals to have children
DGBDS Mace 2020 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)
DGBDS Mace 2020 THP a world in which African nations persued aggressive trade deals with China at the expense of all western aid
DGBDS Mace 2020 THW make all punishments imposed by the criminal justice system proportional to the wealth of the accused
St Petersburg Online Open THR the narrative that in times of crisis (for example: major natural disasters, war, pandemics) frontline workers are national heroes
St Petersburg Online Open THP a world where significantly more women are cast in lead villain roles by film and TV studios
St Petersburg Online Open THW require policing budgets and policy to be decided by local referenda
St Petersburg Online Open THR the glorification of youth
St Petersburg Online Open THBT it would be in the interest of the Russian state to pivot away from China and towards the West
St Petersburg Online Open THR the focus on the personal identity and private actions of politicians
St Petersburg Online Open TH prefers, as a means of enrolling people in the army, conscription by lottery rather than aggressive recruitment of volunteers
St Petersburg Online Open THBT the scientific community should reject the notion of "non-overlapping magisteria"
Suzhou Debate Open THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
Suzhou Debate Open THBT prominent social media platforms (e.g Twitter, Facebook, Weibo) should not allow politicians or political parties to make public accounts
Suzhou Debate Open THS the pirating and mass availability of academic resources
Suzhou Debate Open THW cancel all debts to international organisations (e.g. the IMF) or other countries held by the governments of the poorest 20% of countries
Suzhou Debate Open THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
Suzhou Debate Open THS the illegal removal of statues of popular historical figures by social justice movements who consider them to be offensive (e.g statues of Winston Churchill in the UK, of Sukarno in Indonesia, etc)
Suzhou Debate Open THBT international media organisations should only use local reporters to cover foreign stories and events
Suzhou Debate Open Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Suzhou Debate Open THBT identity groups within the feminist movement (e.g. the trans community, black feminists, etc) should lobby and campaign as independent movements rather than together as a single movement
The Grand Spar July THW consider "public interest" as a mitigating factor for investigative journalists prosecuted for committing crimes (e.g. breaking and entering, breaching privacy etc) in the course of an investigation
The Grand Spar July Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty.
The Grand Spar July THBT it is legitimate for oppressed communities (e.g. poor African American communities in the US) to not pay taxes towards the government
The Grand Spar July THW break up big tech companies
The Grand Spar July THW compel all social media companies to offer multi-tiered paid subscription services instead of free for all access.
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THBT the feminist movement should actively recruit conservative women
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THBT developed states should freeze all debt repayments from developing states until the COVID-19 crisis is effectively contained
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THBT the educational system should portray drug use in an objective way (with all pros and cons), rather than in an solely negative light
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THR the glamourization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own businesses rather than pursuing traditional career paths
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritize lobbying governments to change environmental policies (e.g. Cap and trade, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their own contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing / recycling waste, taking public transit)
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THO the rise of billionaire philanthropy
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THS filial responsibility laws
Lockdown.Exe Debate League THBT developing nations should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from natural resource extraction
Imperial IV 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)
Imperial IV THBT Israel should adopt the Corpus Seperatum plan
Imperial IV THBT Carrie Lam should resign
Imperial IV THBT the US should require the NRA to pay reparations to victims of gun violence
Imperial IV THW ban the creation of saviour siblings
Imperial IV THW take the Blue Pill over the Red Pill
Imperial IV THBT India should join ASEAN
Imperial IV THBT universities should establish "dangerous spaces"
Imperial IV THR the rise of silicon valley culture
Restricted Mara Open THBT South Korea should develop its own nucler weapons
Restricted Mara Open THW grant only non-male individuals the right to bear arms
Restricted Mara Open THBT Muslim majority states should not perform the hajj until Saudi Arabia and its allies withdraw from Yemen
Restricted Mara Open THS the establishment of LGBTQIA+-only schools in conservative areas
Restricted Mara Open THW allow children who have reached the age of majority to sue their parents for religious indoctrination
Restricted Mara Open THO the glorification of courage in popular culture
Restricted Mara Open THBT India should seek prompt de-escalation, even at the expense of territorial concessions, in relation to China in the Sino-Indian conflict
Restricted Mara Open THW prefer not to be born than to live a deeply immoral yet pleasurable life
Restricted Mara Open THBT it is in Mahathir's interest to cede leadership of the Opposition to Anwar Ibrahim
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THW cancel all debts held by poor countries
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THW grant amnesty to members of drgu gangs operating in violent areas if gang leaders end all turf wars
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THBT it is in the interests of the EU to offer Turkey accession into the union in exchange for a permanent commitment to housing refugees from the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THBT historically oppressed communities should heavily prioritize teaching values of individualism to their children
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THBT tourists should boycott Indigenous tourist destinations
Saskatoon WSDC 2020 THBT all control of disputed religious sites should be ceded to the UN
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 TH, as a prominent director from a marginalized background, would prioritize developing TV shows and films with a multicultural, diverse cast over one focused specifically on their marginalized group.
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 Assuming this medicine exists and is widely accessible, This House Believes That universities should ban and actively test for this drug
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 TH as Japan Would nationalize their electronics industry
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 THBT people should never "go above and beyond" in the workplace
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 THBT feminist movements should adopt feminist icons that are adversarial and embody violence as opposed to icons that promote traditional norms, monetary prosperity and working within the system through cooperation.
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 THR Breadtubers' prioritisation of trying to de-radicalise alt-righters
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 THR the commercialization of genetic testing (eg: AncestryDNA, 23 & Me)
UBC Fundraiser Open 2020 This House Prefers a world with city-states governed by an elected global leadership to the current predominance of nation-states.
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THW implement the Teacher Independence Model in schools for children aged over 12.
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THR twitter adding a fact-check function
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THW incentivize work from home (*not only for the duration of the pandemic)
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THW grant all nation states the right to veto any transfer, out of their country, of art which is deemed to be cultural heritage
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THW forbid universities in the US from accepting research funding from China
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THW spend the significant majority of foreign development aid on interventions proven to be effective by RCT.
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 TH, as a feminist hacker, would seek to disrupt tradwife spaces (for example, by methods such as DDos, phishing, defacement)
Astana Debate Union Online 2020 THP the rule of the governing AI, with elections on priorities over, traditional representative democracy
Evodio Online Open TH supports giving legal personhood to internationally recognized important environmental spaces (e.g., Mount Everest, the Amazon) as a form of conservation
Evodio Online Open TH prefers a world with a widespread belief in radical freedom
Evodio Online Open TH supports the creation of charter cities in the developing world
Evodio Online Open THBT social movements should focus on publicly shaming corporations to change business practices rather than trying to achieve these outcomes through legislative action
Evodio Online Open THBT the 'cultural defence' is a legitimate defence in criminal proceedings
Evodio Online Open THBT the U.S. Federal Reserve should purchase equities (i.e., buy stocks)
Evodio Online Open TH supports the narrative that All Cops Are Bad
Evodio Online Open TH prefers a world where romantic love is not the primary consideration in a marriage
Hong Kong Pro Ams THW ban all forms of pornography
Hong Kong Pro Ams THW ban standardized testing
Hong Kong Pro Ams THW require parents to obtain the State's approval before having children
Hong Kong Pro Ams THW hold city and local governments civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness
Hong Kong Pro Ams This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
Hong Kong Pro Ams THBT oppressed minority groups should pursue violent resistance (i.e. rioting) as opposed to peaceful protest when seeking reform.
Hong Kong Pro Ams TH, as Russia, would pursue an oil war against Saudi Arabia
Hong Kong Pro Ams THP a world where people are unable to forget their life experiences
Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 THR the idolization of individuals who achieved success without going through traditional education (Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc)
Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 THR the narrative that humans are innately bad
Sarawak Schools Online Debating Championship 2020 In places with strong Islamophobia, THBT Muslim parents should homeschool their children
India Debate Open AP 2020 THS the destruction of monuments of controversial historical figures.
India Debate Open AP 2020 THS the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Gretta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students).
India Debate Open AP 2020 THBT hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
India Debate Open AP 2020 Assuming full social distancing isn't possible: This house, upon finding an opportunity, would escape to another city which is not yet infected.
India Debate Open AP 2020 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
India Debate Open AP 2020 In times of crisis, where tradeoff is inevitable, THBT states should prioritise safety over freedom.
India Debate Open AP 2020 TH, as Mowgli W stay in the jungle
India Debate Open AP 2020 THBT Ezra Miller should drop out of the role for future movies in the series
India Debate Open AP 2020 TH, as the Ministry of Magic W expose itself to the Muggle World
India Debate Open AP 2020 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)
India Debate Open AP 2020 THO the rise of entrepreneurs selling off their businesses to large corporations.
India Debate Open AP 2020 THS the rise of disaster capitalism
India Debate Open AP 2020 THBT Michael should not be convicted for his crimes
India Debate Open AP 2020 Assuming there exists technology that can access and project memories, THW allow using it for evidence in court.
India Debate Open AP 2020 THW allow the use of evidence obtained illegally in court
India Debate Open AP 2020 THO the portrayal of female retributive violence
India Debate Open AP 2020 THO the depiction of women in mythology as feminists (eg: Athena, Draupadi)
India Debate Open AP 2020 TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, supports Queer baiting
India Debate Open AP 2020 THBT the working class should reject Bernie Sanders as the face of the working class movement for being a part of the 1%.
India Debate Open AP 2020 THW require all research institutions to use at least 50% of their resources (time, staff, money, etc.) to do replication studies
India Debate Open AP 2020 THS two party political systems over multiparty political systems
India Debate Open AP 2020 THW allow doctors to disclose incurable and terminal hereditary conditions to their patient's life partner against the patient's wishes
India Debate Open AP 2020 THP a world in which the dominant societal world-view is a realistic one rather than an optimistic one
India Debate Open AP 2020 THP a world in which people don't engage in virtue signalling
India Debate Open AP 2020 THR the US pursuit of global energy dominance
India Debate Open AP 2020 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
India Debate Open AP 2020 TH, as Wakanda, would reveal itself to the world and adopt globalism, rather than remain in isolation
India Debate Open AP 2020 Assuming the technology to alter one's memories irreversibly exists, THW ban the use of the technology
India Debate Open AP 2020 THW use Soul 100
India Debate Open AP 2020 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.
Cyberpunk IV This house, without knowledge of who they will be, would prefer to be born into the 2nd Moon
Cyberpunk IV THS the existence of teleportation
Cyberpunk IV THP a world where, starting tomorrow, women can shoot lightning from their fingertips
Cyberpunk IV THW ban privately contracting the services of superheroes by individuals or companies
Cyberpunk IV Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
Cyberpunk IV Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life.
Cyberpunk IV TH, as someone with hyperempathy, would not take the pill.
Gwalia Open THBT parents should have the right to withdraw their children from all teaching about sex and relationships
Gwalia Open THBT twitter should require individuals to use accounts uner their own name
Gwalia Open TH regrets the narrative that hard work will lead to financial success
Gwalia Open THW never hold referenda on measures of social lpolicy
Macquarie Open 2020 THO the use of deferred prosecution agreements for large companies
Macquarie Open 2020 This house supports, where possible, the loved ones (eg family, close friends) of victims of serious criminal offences being involved in the sentencing of the perpetrator (eg in consultation with the judge).
Macquarie Open 2020 THW abolish all legislatively set sentencing guidelines
Macquarie Open 2020 This house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
Macquarie Open 2020 TH, as the Biden campaign, would pick Elizabeth Warren as our Vice President
Macquarie Open 2020 his house, as the progressive movement, supports progressive candidates running on centrist platforms solely in order to get elected
Macquarie Open 2020 This house regrets the rise of low-fee, easy-to-access financial market trading services (e.g. Robinhood)
Macquarie Open 2020 his house would impose an exit tax on citizens who choose to take up long term employment outside their country of origin.
Macquarie Open 2020 THS closed shop arrangements
Macquarie Open 2020 This house would implement a strict deadline for the length of time that children can be in foster care before being placed in a permanent home (eg returned to birth parents, in guardianship or adopted)
Macquarie Open 2020 This house would prefer their child, in preschool and early primary school, to have one close friend rather than being 'popular' with several less-close 'friends'
Macquarie Open 2020 This house believes that the feminist movement should aggressively praise mothers and motherhood
Macquarie Open 2020 THR the commercialisation of spirituality
Macquarie Open 2020 THP a world in which individuals did not feel strong emotions
Macquarie Open 2020 This house believes that it is immoral to consume the art of creators who have been proven to be guilty of heinous offences
Macquarie Open 2020 THBT the United States should leave Iraq
Macquarie Open 2020 This house, as the EU, impose sanctions on countries with active prisoners of conscience.
Macquarie Open 2020 This house, as a SEA nation involved in the South China Sea conflict, would opt to actively seek closer ties with China
Macquarie Open 2020 This house would require test-status cricketing nations to play each other at equivalent rates (e.g. South Africa would be required to play Afghanistan and Ireland approximately as often as they play India)
Macquarie Open 2020 THS efforts to colonize Mars
Macquarie Open 2020 This house regrets the narrative that one should respect authority figures even if you disagree with them
Macquarie Open 2020 This house prefers process-based to outcomes-based environmental regulation
Macquarie Open 2020 THBT humans owe a debt to Future Generations
Macquarie Open 2020 THBT the environmentalist movement should prioritise the anthropocentrist value of nature in its rhetoric
NTU Debate Online Open 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.
NTU Debate Online Open TH, in times of economic crisis, would ease bank capital adequacy requirements
NTU Debate Online Open THBT Indian feminist movement movements should adopt Lakshmi as a symbol of the movement rather than Kali
NTU Debate Online Open THW allow "religious duty" as a mitigating defense for crimes
NTU Debate Online Open THR the rise of ideological purity policing
NTU Debate Online Open 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.
NTU Debate Online Open THBT ASEAN should abandon the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct negotiations
BRAC Genders Online THW prohibit the dismissal of employees for their use of free speech or expression.
BRAC Genders Online TH, as a POC witnessing a non-violent crime (theft, trespassing, drug possession) by another POC, would choose to not call the cops.
BRAC Genders Online THBT gender and sexual minority groups (feminist and LGBTQIA+) should ensure that decision making and representation for their cause is done by members of the minority group and limit the advocacy of allies to support and mass action (such as protests and petitions)
BRAC Genders Online THW facilitate religious proselytization in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
BRAC Genders Online TH, as Bangladesh, would recognize Israel
BRAC Genders Online THBT Lebanon should abolish the system of Confessionalism
BRAC Genders Online TH supports the creation of feminist political parties
Virtual Vancouver WSDC THBT the response to global pandemics should be led by the World Health Organization rather than by individual governments
Virtual Vancouver WSDC THBT Greta Thunberg should receive a Nobel Peace Prize
Virtual Vancouver WSDC THW abolish open primaries for presidential candidates in the US
Virtual Vancouver WSDC THBT the response to global pandemics should be led by the World Health Organization rather than by individual governments
Virtual Vancouver WSDC: Orca THW ban religious proselytisation in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation
Virtual Vancouver WSDC:Caribou THBT the response to global pandemics should be led by the World Health Organization rather than by individual governments
Virtual Vancouver WSDC:Caribou THBT schools should prioritise modern popular literature over classics
Virtual Vancouver WSDC:Caribou THW ban religious or faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prisons
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 THBT GOVERNMENTS SHOULD HAVE AUTONOMY TO DIVERT A PORTION OF CHARITY DONATIONS TO CHARITIES THEY DEEM TO BE MORE USEFUL/RELEVANT
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 As Black Lives Matter Movement, THW reject any form of participation from the police force within their protest activities
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 As Annisa, THW take the job
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 In asymmetric warfare, THBT it is a legitimate tactic for the significantly weaker side to target enemy civilian
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 THP a world where there is no belief in the afterlife
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 THW implement TCDS on all criminals convicted of violent crimes
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 THW legalize "hacking back" in the private sector
Sumatra Online Debate Open 2020 THP a wolrd in which every aspect of one's physical experience is indistinguishable from that of other people
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Would allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sport
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Believes That minorities should not attempt to reclaim slurs that have been directed against them
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Believes That Ireland should significantly raise its corporate tax
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Opposes the Rise of Non-Career Politicians
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Believes That universities should continue with primarily online education post COVID-19
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Believes That Joe Biden should pick Elizabeth Warren as his Vice President running mate.
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Opposes Twitch's decision to ban sexually suggestive content on their platform
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Supports rioting as a means of fighting for social justice in the U.S.
Trinity Online Open 2020 This House Would violate the ceasefire and kill the leaders
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THR World Athletics' decision to put an indefinite moratorium on future advances in shoe technology.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THS granting IP protection for sports moves
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 Post the Covid-19 outbreak is contained, TH(the Bundesliga)W scrap the 50+1 rule.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THBT major polluter nations should open their borders to climate refugees
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THR the characterization of large scale policy reforms against social vices as wars For example --‘combating’
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THBT regulation of overconsumption of common shared resources is justified
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 TH (the journalist) will reveal this information to the public
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 TH, as climate activists, would use interpretation of religious texts as a tool for climate action ( Eg invoking stories from the Ramayana’s Aranya Kaand to create narratives around forests, etc.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THR the vilification of "money mindedness" in individuals
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THBT women in politics actively moving away from "the pantsuit" does more harm than good
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THR the rise of rainbow capitalism
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 TH, as a feminist, R the narrative that God is a Woman.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THS privatisation of prisons
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THP the Collegium System for the appointment of Federal Judges and Justices instead of Executive Nomination System in USA.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THBT criminal law should not distinguish an attempt to commit a crime from successfully committing a crime.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 In times of economic crisis, THW abolish the minimum wage
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 (Assuming equal cost feasibility) THP UBI instead of traditional Welfare Programs(Medicare, Food stamps, PMJDY, etc) to tackle poverty.
Cross Deb Soc Practice Tournament Ed. 1 THS the use of Negative Interest Rate Policies to tackle the economic downturn due to the Covid 19.
The Grand Spar June THR violent protests
The Grand Spar June In a world where realistic android relationships are possible, THS the rise of relationships with realistic androids
The Grand Spar June THR cancel culture
The Grand Spar June THW remove veto powers from permanent security council members and redistribute it to historically neutral countries (e.g. Ireland, Switzerland, Panama, etc)
The Grand Spar June This house believes that progressive social movements in developing countries should prioritise campaigning for changes to official laws and governmental policies over changes in mass attitudes and beliefs.
Circuit Breaker Debate Open As an 18 year old female from a lower income family receiving a scholarship to attend a highly prestigious yet highly competitive university, THW invest all their time and resources in the most lucrative field to work in, as opposed to seeking knowledge and experiences from multiple fields
Circuit Breaker Debate Open THS the rise of escapist media and art
Circuit Breaker Debate Open THW focus economic stimulus packages on businesses instead of individuals
Circuit Breaker Debate Open THR the rise of celebrity preachers
Circuit Breaker Debate Open As environmental movements, THW focus on campaigning against having children as opposed to campaigning to reduce all forms of consumption
Circuit Breaker Debate Open THBT militaries should prioritize spending on cyber security over physical security
Circuit Breaker Debate Open TH prefers a world where humans are assumed to be inherently good as opposed to a world where humans are assumed to be inherently evil
Circuit Breaker Debate Open THP a world where competitive debating tournaments are always and exclusively hosted online as opposed to always and exclusively in person
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 THW break up large pharmaceutical firms
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 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.”)
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 THBT attacks on non-combatants involved in war activities are a legitimate strategy in war
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 TH regrets the rise of philanthrocapitalism
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 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)
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 THR the US-Taliban peace deal
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 THP a world without a belief in free will
Tilbury House Online Open 2020 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
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we prefer the establishment of truth and reconciliation commissions to attempts at pursuing retributive justice (e.g. prosecuting perpetrators) in post-conflict states
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should make it an offense to witness a crime and not report it
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should make search engines liable for defamation when their algorithms promote defamatory content
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should ban derivative markets
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should ban hedge funds
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we regret central bank independence
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That the US should escalate its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we, as India, would rejoin the RCEP
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That the UK should offer citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That developing countries should ban the sale of GMO products
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we shuold genetically design "Philosopher Kings"
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs Assuming that the technology existed, that we would allow individuals to sell their Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a commodity
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 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.
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should ban the consumption of animals
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we regret cancel culture within progressive movements
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That, as Joe Biden, we would prioritize solving economic inequality over racial issues in the campaign
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That, as the minority resistance group, we would submit to the state
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That no media platform should receive public funding
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we would abolish the Goldwater Rule
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we should regulate social media entities as publishers/news organisations
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That, as Bibi Netanyahu, we should abandon efforts to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs That we regret the rise of decentralisation agendas in developing countries
Whippersnappa Pre-Australs 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)
Eastern Online IV THW mandate that in any legal case both sides must have access to an equally priced counsel (for example a rich person can hire as expensive a defense attorney as they would like, but money must be provided to the plaintiff if they cannot afford a lawyer of a similar caliber)
Eastern Online IV THR tv shows and movies that humanize violent, antisocial protagonists (ex: Barry, You, Killing Eve, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, My Friend Dahmer)
Eastern Online IV THBT Muslim states should sever political and economic ties with India until the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act
Eastern Online IV Assuming you lived a middle class life, THW choose to upload their consciousness to this technology.
Eastern Online IV THR the existence of high fashion
Eastern Online IV THBT governments should not condition COVID-related bailouts of the private sector on major corporate reforms (e.g., limiting executive compensation, banning corporate stock buybacks, restrictions on lobbying, increased environmental regulation, etc.)
Eastern Online IV THBT western liberal democracies should criminalize and permanently disavow private military contractors
Eastern Online IV THW spend all of Jeff Bezos's money
Taiwan Online Debate Open THR the increasing trend of producing reboots within franchises (e.g. Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Harry Potter, X-men)
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT artists should refrain from actively and openly interpreting their own art
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT Asian immigrants to Western countries should assimilate in the culture of their host country even at the expense of losing their original culture
Taiwan Online Debate Open THS excess profit taxes on corporations that derive a significant profit from a pandemic
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT philanthropic figures focussed on COVID-19 should focus on prevention (eg distributing PPE) to possible cures/vaccines
Taiwan Online Debate Open In the aftermath of the COVID-19 Outbreak, THBT Western liberal democracies/governments should actively promote the narrative that individuals ought to sacrifice/make sacrifices for the collective community
Taiwan Online Debate Open THP a world where the legacies of radical revolutionaries are glorified over the legacies of peaceful revolutionaries
Taiwan Online Debate Open THR the use of nostalgia (e.g. reminiscing over past/historical leaders, periods, or events) in politics
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT technocrats (highly educated and skilled experts) within authoritarian states should collectively refuse to work with/for the government
Taiwan Online Debate Open THP a world where sexual compatibility is prioritized over emotional compatibility in relationships
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT parents have a duty to push their children to succeed even if it comes at the expense of their happiness
Taiwan Online Debate Open THS parents actively confiding in their children about financial problems and personal insecurities
Taiwan Online Debate Open THW require both parties to use state lawyers, instead of private lawyers, in defamation trials
Taiwan Online Debate Open THW not give employers access to criminal records of potential employees
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT all sentencing should be decided according to an algorithm that considers purely the probability of recidivism of the convict
Taiwan Online Debate Open THR the usage of religious appeals as a rallying call for humanitarian causes
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT movements should not use civil disobedience as a strategy to achieve their goals
Taiwan Online Debate Open This house regrets the dominant narrative that mainstream social movements should refrain from being antagonistic and aggressive, in pushing for changes/fighting against injustice
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT post-conflict societies should construct a national identity around a shared ethnicity, as opposed to a common culture
Taiwan Online Debate Open TH opposes the narrative that refugees' entitlement to help should be conditional upon their potential utility to the economy
Taiwan Online Debate Open In post-conflict societies, THW actively suppress information and interpretation, that paints any past dictator in a sympathetic light
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT US Senators who approved (in confidential briefings) the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation (waterboarding, sleep deprivation, exposure to low temperatures for extended periods etc.) should be tried for war crimes
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT Iran should end its nuclear weapons program
Taiwan Online Debate Open TH, as Bernie Sanders, Would have stayed in the race as opposed to dropping out
Taiwan Online Debate Open TH, as a prominent religious leader of a major organised religion, would promote any scripture/interpretation/doctrine that says that the determinant factor of entering heaven is good deeds and not the level of faith/piety
Taiwan Online Debate Open THP a world where the belief or disbelief in God or Gods is seen as an involuntary decision
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT LGBTQIA+ activists in religiously conservative countries should seek to actively solicit support, funding, and endorsement from religious entities
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT developing nations should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from nature resource extraction
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT the World Bank should have the full responsibility for the share of loss due to corruption.
Taiwan Online Debate Open THBT the "Tax Mix" should be set by reserve banks
Taiwan Online Debate Open THR "self-crit" culture.* * ”Self-crit culture” refers to a culture where individuals are encouraged to publicly and openly criticise themselves for their shortcomings.
Taiwan Online Debate Open THO the use of scientific discoveries obtained through unethical means
Taiwan Online Debate Open THR the narrative that ideal deliberation should exclude display or involvement of emotions
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 In liberal democracies, THW ban the media from reporting on ongoing sex offence trials
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THBT western museums should return historical artifacts to the nations where they originated.
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THBT governments should financially incentivize people to move away from areas with few viable economic activities
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THBT the attacks by Palestinians on civilians actively supporting the Israeli government (politicians, businessmen, etc.) are justified ways of fighting for independence.
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THR the narrative that 'women can have it all' (career, family, children, etc.)
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THBT it is in the interest of Russia to have Putin continue in power after 2024 elections
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 Regardless of whether or not sexual identity is a choice, TH regrets the born this way narrative
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 TH would nationalize all nationally systemically important financial institutions
Astana Debate Union Open 2020 THW not allow revolutionary leaders and their families in post-conflict societies to run for political office
VITDT Round Robin 2020 This House Would ban the breeding of wild animals for petting programs at zoos
VITDT Round Robin 2020 This House, as the WWE, would recognize Chris Benoit's achievements and induct him into the Hall of Fame.
VITDT Round Robin 2020 This House Supports the US Federal/State governments' re-opening of their economies
VITDT Round Robin 2020 In countries with conscription, This House Believes That it is morally legitimate to evade draft
VITDT Round Robin 2020 This House Believes That the IMF should significantly relax conditions on loans to African countries
VITDT Round Robin 2020 This House Believes That Imran Khan should pivot away from China and towards India.
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am Assuming viability, THW implement ClassDojo in public and private education systems.
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am THBT the Brazilian Workers' Party (PT, in Portuguese) should abandon the narrative that the ascension of Jair Bolsonaro's ideology (bolsonarismo) was inevitable
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am TH regrets the ascension of the vision of atheism promoted by Richard Dawkins. Infoslide: Richard Dawkins, in his work ""The God Delusion"" argues that the tolerance of religion causes harm to society and individuals
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am THBT Asian Muslim countries (e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, etc.) should reinforce their ties with other Arab countries in detriment of the regional powers (e.g. China, India and Russia)
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am TH supports the creation of groups similar to Gulabi Gang in Latin America
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am TH regrets the ascension of the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) movement.
I Rio de Janeiro Pro-Am THW grant amnesty to dissidents of violent political movements in exchange for removing their right to vote or run for public offices in elections (e.g. the integration of FARC in Colombia)"
Deree Invitational LIX THW ban 24 Hour News Media
Deree Invitational LIX THR the narrative that being a nurse is a calling rather than a job
Deree Invitational LIX THW ban Zero Hour Contracts
Deree Invitational LIX THW ban religious institutions from opening addiction rehab centers
Deree Invitational LIX THW implement a weighted voting system, where your vote counts less and less the older you get
Deree Invitational LIX THS first-generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
Deree Invitational LIX THBT Putin has been good for Russia
Parassat Open THW not subsidize national flag carrier airlines
Parassat Open THW stop writing the novel
Parassat Open THBT the feminist movements in Central Asian states should also focus on gender issues that affect men (toxic masculinity etc.) rather than exclusively focus on the issues that affect only women
Parassat Open TH as Nicolas Maduro would seek to voluntarily step down from power
Parassat Open THBT it is in the interests of organized religions to adopt the "rigorous mission scheme"
Parassat Open TH as a young individual in an authoritarian country who wants to improve their society would seek to do so by joining the ruling party as opposed to operating outside the establishment.
Parassat Open THBT it is in the interests of organized religions to adopt the "rigorous mission scheme"
Parassat Open THBT members of the Eurasian Economic Union should introduce a new common currency.
Parassat Open THO the commercialization of competitive debating (such as for profit debate training, paid workshops, paying IAs a salary, paying pros to speak with wealthy beginners, etc)
Ullens Online Assuming adequate child support services exist, This house would allow opponents of abortion to sign legally-binding contracts with pregnant women, in which they pay the pregnant women not to have an abortion
Ullens Online THW nationalise the Space industry
Ullens Online THS the rise of disclosure culture
Ullens Online THS authoritarian reformers in newly formed states. (Eg: Lee Kuan Yew, Castro, etc)
Ullens Online In a post COVID-19 world, THBT developing countries should prioritize the growth of their domestic markets/industries over foreign trade.
Ullens Online Assuming it was possible, THW allow individuals to permanently alter their memories to forget the dead
Asia Queer Open This House supports the outing of anti-LGBT+ conservative public figures (e.g.: politicians, celebrities)
Asia Queer Open Assuming Personal Protective Equipment is sufficiently available, THBT medical workers during a pandemic should have the right to opt out of service.
Asia Queer Open THBT local queer activist groups should aggressively push for the redefinition of Hijras as ordinary individuals with no unique supernatural powers
Asia Queer Open This House Believes That Bernie Sanders would have been better than Joe Biden as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
Asia Queer Open This House Rejects the desexualisation of queer activism.
Asia Queer Open This House Regrets cancel culture within progressive movements
Asia Queer Open This House Supports the rise of atheist movements in Southeast Asia
Asia Queer Open TH prefers representation of queer characters in media whose stories do not centre around their queerness.
Asia Queer Open This House Supports the rise of atheist movements in Southeast Asia
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THS online piracy in developing countries
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 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)
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THBT it is in the interest of Germany to support EU bonds
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THP a world with radical honesty
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THBT it is preferable to be single, than pursuing a successful long-term monogamous relationship
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THW allow companies to buy the rights to govern economically failing cities.
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 THBT parents should teach morality to their children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbour" etc.)
Doxbridge Online Open 2020 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.
Jurassic IV 2020 Assuming the technology were available, and you were the only one who could use it, that you should choose to become immortal
Jurassic IV 2020 You have suffered from severe amnesia and cannot remember any of your past. You suspect that it may be "dark". That you should not go searching for answers
Jurassic IV 2020 That we should prohibit research into the de-extinction of human-like species such as the Neanderthal.
Jurassic IV 2020 That the state should more harshly punish people who commit crimes against members of social groups who experience disproportionately high rates of violence regardless of that offender’s motivation
Jurassic IV 2020 That the victim of crimes should be able to choose whether the offender is dealt with under civil law or criminal law
Jurassic IV 2020 That individuals who breach COVID-19 lockdown requirements while unknowingly infectious should be liable for manslaughter for any resulting deaths
Jurassic IV 2020 You are a state whose diplomatic and economic power is increasing rapidly. There are maintained attempts to curb the rise of your economic and diplomatic influence by the established regional power. That you should seek active confrontation with the established power.
Jurassic IV 2020 You are the ruler of a militaristic Greek city state. The Archameid empire has invaded mainland Hellas, if they are successful, your state will be subjugated. The other city states are in disarray and cannot decide on how to respond. You know that there is no chance of victory alone. That you should march against the Persian threat.
Jurassic IV 2020 Congratulations, you command the armies of Greece and now have the means to embark on your life goal to sail to and conquer Troy. Alas, you have offended the goddess Artemis who has stymied your plans by sending unfavourable winds. The only way to achieve your goal is to sacrifice your only child and you will win the war. That you should sacrifice your child.
Jurassic IV 2020 That the United States should immediately abolish private health insurance and establish Medicare for all
Jurassic IV 2020 That the European Union should abandon the Euro
Jurassic IV 2020 That in times of extraordinary economic or social crisis, we should temporarily close financial markets.
Jurassic IV 2020 As a curator of a prominent museum or gallery, you should only display works created by women
Jurassic IV 2020 A ‘sham marriage’ (also known as xinghun or co-operative marriage) is a marriage between a gay man and a lesbian woman for the purposes of creating the appearance of being straight and evading the social stigmas of being gay or being ‘left on the shelf’. They are particularly common in China. That, as a homosexual person in China, would enter into a sham marriage.
Jurassic IV 2020 That feminists should celebrate domestic activities which are traditionally carried out by women (e.g. baking, gardening and knitting) as empowering and feminist activities
Jurassic IV 2020 That the Ukraine should seek an internationally brokered agreement to formally acknowledge the cession of Crimea to Russia
Jurassic IV 2020 In a world in which humans have obtained the ability of interstellar travel, humans should never make contact with, or interfere with, the development of alien civilisations that are not also capable of interstellar travel.
Jurassic IV 2020 That we should abolish the International Criminal Court
Jurassic IV 2020 That the Catholic Church should de-emphasise the concepts of Satan and Hell.
Jurassic IV 2020 You are a cardinal with evidence of corruption in the Vatican. That you should destroy the evidence.
Jurassic IV 2020 You are a 16th century english Catholic bishop. Henry VIII has established the Anglican Church in opposition to the Catholic Church. You have been invited by the King to join his church as Bishop. That you should join the Anglican Church.
The Grand Spar May This house prefers a world in which people predominantly believe that all decisions, thoughts, and actions of all in the universe are pre-determined.
The Grand Spar May THW institute a health credit system (inexact wording)
The Grand Spar May THBT states should be legally liable for recidivist crimes (inexact wording)
The Grand Spar May This house, as person X, would choose to upload yourself onto the digital afterlife instead of going through with the surgery
Axiom Debate Open 2020 THP a world in which social media platforms use paid subscriptions rather than collect and monetize users' data
Axiom Debate Open 2020 THBT progressives are justified in refusing to endorse Joe Biden until he adopts significantly more progressive policies in his campaign platform
Axiom Debate Open 2020 THBT states should not bail out large corporations with high rates of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Axiom Debate Open 2020 THBT China should pay reparations to developing nations severely affected by COVID-19
Axiom Debate Open 2020 TH, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would publicly and actively call out Trump whenever he gives false medical advice to the general public.
Axiom Debate Open 2020 Assuming feasibility, THW have all states temporarily cede their sovereignty to international organizations in times of protracted global crisis (e.g. global recessions, pandemics).
Axiom Debate Open 2020 TH, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would publicly and actively call out Trump whenever he gives false medical advice to the general public.
Axiom Debate Open 2020 THR the widespread use of war-like terminology by world leaders in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Opposes educational approaches centered on making children believe they are special
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That the West should discourage and disincentivize economic collaboration and exchange with China
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Would break up Amazon
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That feminists should advocate for the destruction of the traditional family unit
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That scientific literature should be free
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That leaders of police forces should be elected by thelocal communities they serve
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Opposes cancel culture
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That states formerly under the rule of the Soviet Union should NOT emphasize their history of struggle against Russian imperialism in constructing their national identity
Central European Cyberspace Open This House Believes That all countries should implement legislation similar to the US Defense Production Act to combat the Covid-19 pandemic
Axiom Debate Cup THP a world in which social media platforms use paid subscriptions rather than collect and monetize users' data
Axiom Debate Cup THBT progressives are justified in refusing to endorse Joe Biden until he adopts significantly more progressive policies in his campaign platform
Axiom Debate Cup THBT states should not bail out large corporations with high rates of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Axiom Debate Cup THBT China should pay reparations to developing nations severely affected by COVID-19
Axiom Debate Cup TH, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, would publicly and actively call out Trump whenever he gives false medical advice to the general public.
Axiom Debate Cup Assuming feasibility, THW have all states temporarily cede their sovereignty to international organizations in times of protracted global crisis (e.g. global recessions, pandemics).
Axiom Debate Cup THR the widespread use of war-like terminology by world leaders in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
Asia E-Debate Challenge THBT parents of children from lower socio economic backgrounds should discourage their children from pursuing majors with low employability (sociology, history, fine arts, etc)
Asia E-Debate Challenge THW make the State liable for recidivist crimes
Asia E-Debate Challenge TH prefers the US modernizing its military at the cost of reducing its military size
Asia E-Debate Challenge THBT feminist organizations should prioritize progressive, well off communities as opposed to communities that are more financially needy, but choose to adhere to strong traditional gender roles
Asia E-Debate Challenge Assuming feasibility, THW create sovereign states for each major religion, and offer citizenship to anyone who professes to be a part of that religion
Asia E-Debate Challenge TH Opposes the Informal Economy
Asia E-Debate Challenge Assuming feasibility, THW create sovereign states for each major religion, and offer citizenship to anyone who professes to be a part of that religion
Asia E-Debate Challenge TH, as the Putin administration, would choose to artificially decrease Russia's oil price
Asia Open Debate Championship Assuming it is feasible to measure rehabilitation, THW release prisoners purely based on their level of rehabilitation as opposed to having set prison sentences.
Asia Open Debate Championship THW hold social media companies liable for the spread of fake news
Asia Open Debate Championship THBT it is justified for women to lie about their relationship status and future plans during job interviews
Asia Open Debate Championship THP a world where all romantic relationships are consensually polyamorous
Asia Open Debate Championship TH nationalise all development and usage of AI that are likely to replace human labour
Asia Open Debate Championship THBT it is legitimate for individuals to evade taxes in authoritarian states
Asia Open Debate Championship THO the narrative that we should be empathetic
Asia Open Debate Championship In times of crisis, THP a technocracy over a democracy
Asia Open Debate Championship Given the technology to accurately measure and transfer happiness, THW progressively tax and redistribute happiness.
Asia Open Debate Championship TH welcomes China's mask diplomacy
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That, assuming it were practicable, sports teams or people that develop novel strategies or techniques should be able to “copyright” them for two seasons after they are first used successfully.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we regret Drag Culture going mainstream
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That one should not offer to ‘give exposure’ to gain discounted goods or services from creatives.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we would abolish corporate tax
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we would create financial incentives for companies to expose the law breaking of their competitors.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we prefer broad tax cuts in financial stimulus packages to targeted government spending.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That evidence that is reliable but illegally obtained by the police should be excluded as evidence in all criminal trials.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we should abolish all statutes of limitations in criminal cases.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we should abolish the "right to silence"
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That, as the West, we would lift economic sanctions on Iran during its COVID-19 crisis.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we would bail out airlines failing due to COVID-19
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That we would disestablish the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That sanctions should be placed on countries that provide tax-havens to multinational companies.
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That war criminals should be tried in their home country instead of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Cinnamon Scroll 2020 That states should be allowed to buy and sell votes in international organizations
EUDC Challenge IV THBT social media platforms should aggressively remove unverified information
EUDC Challenge IV THW require companies valued at $1B or above to trade publicly*
EUDC Challenge IV THW NOT publish this information
EUDC Challenge IV TH, as the EU, would pass a binding resolution to impose significant economic sanctions on Israel in the event that Israel unilaterally annexes any part of the West Bank
EUDC Challenge IV TH prefers to live in a world where personal success and failure are predominantly seen as a consequence of random factors rather than personal choices
Berlin Online IV This House would give financial incentives to people who live a healthy lifestyle (eg. no smoking, exercising regularly, healthy diet)
Berlin Online IV THP a world where the pill exists
Berlin Online IV This House would implement UBI in times of crisis
Berlin Online IV This House prefers a world where the Assassins Brotherhood exists
Berlin Online IV THBT Supreme Court justices should adopt Originalist stances in applying constitutional law
Berlin Online IV 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
Berlin Online IV This House supports the decline of oil prices
Berlin Online IV This House believes that in times of severe crisis, individuals have a moral obligation to dedicate themselves towards combating the crisis
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 TH, as a star Latin American soccer/football player, would stay in their national league over playing in Europe
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THBT stock markets should freeze the sale of publicly-exchanged stocks on the secondary market during pandemics
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THBT trans legal advocates should seek to establish precedent that protects trans people under existing sex discrimination law, rather than pursuing anti-discrimination laws for trans communities
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 TH, as the EU, would replace the independent national healthcare systems with a collectively funded regional system
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THR the concept of "The one that got away"
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THBT Facebook has done more harm than good
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THS the "Kingpin" strategy in combatting drug cartels
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THA the Vatican regrets the China-Vatican deal on the appointment of Chinese Bishops
Lord Discup's Cup 2020 THW allow victims of miscarriages of justice to sue expert witnesses for incompetence
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THW forcibly take owernership of privately-owned homes which are not lived in by their owners during periods of national housing shortages.
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THBT, instead of attempting to mitigate the effect of climate change, states should re-divert all existing environmental funding to geoengineering projects.
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THR the decision to let the FARC run as a political party.
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 When tech companies own platform utilities and platform products, THW break them up.
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THS protectionism in developing countries.
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THR the Goldwater Rule
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 THBT social justice movements should not actively try to appeal to allies (e.g. the feminist movement deliberately trying to appeal to men, or the LGBT+ movement to straight cis individuals).
Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2020 Assuming the technology exists, TH supports the use of augmented eternity for people in highly influential positions (e.g: top academics, researchers, CEOs or politicians)
Downpour Open '20 R1 - THW allow medical professionals to give medicine to underage children irrespective of the children's and their parent's consent
Downpour Open '20 THW require priests to disclose confessions where it is relevant to ongoing criminal cases
Downpour Open '20 In countries with large immigrant populations, THW reserve seats for foreign individuals in parliament
Downpour Open '20 THBT political assassination is a legitimate tool in foreign policy
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That as the superdelegates, we would give the nomination to Biden
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we would allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger re-election.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we should hold all state presidential primary elections simultaneously
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship This House, as Likud, regrets not removing Netanyahu as leader before the upcoming election.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That Lebanon should abolish the confessional system
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we regret the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That as an Indian feminist we would identify more with Lakshmi than with Kali
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That feminists in Islamic majority countries should attempt to work to reform Sharia courts from within rather than advocating their abolition.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship This House, as the feminist movement, would push for the sexualisation of religious attires (eg. hijab/saree/cheongsum).
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That ASEAN should allow the free movement of labour
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the consent of the majority of ASEAN.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we support the abolition of the CFA franc
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That western countries should abandon attempts to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela (e.g. ending sanctions, ceasing funding of Guaido and opposition movements).
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we regret the removal of Evo Morales as president of Bolivia
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we regret the 2019 election of Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Fernandez de Kirschner in Argentina.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we support Moon Jae-In's attempts to reform The Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That it is in the interest of the Indian state for AAP to form a coalition with the INC to contest in upcoming general elections.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That King Abdullah al-Haj should have called a snap election in Malaysia , rather than appointing Muhyuddin Yasin as Prime Minister and allowing the current members of the Dewan Rakyat (lower house) to form a new governing coalition.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That states should opt to implement the Hannibal Directive in dealing with their soldiers captured by terrorists.
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That we should adopt the Fisher Suggestion
2020 Commonwealth Debating Championship That, as a religious organization, we would perform final duas for known terrorists.
Lund Open 2020 This house regrets hip-hop becoming mainstream
Lund Open 2020 In civil court cases, TH would allow plaintiffs to sell their right to sue to third parties
Lund Open 2020 This House Supports Twitter as a primary means of political communication
Lund Open 2020 This house would make development aid contingent on advancements in human rights
Lund Open 2020 THP a world where all romantic relationships are arranged by the "Relationship Algorithm"
Lund Open 2020 THBT the use of appearance to achieve feminist aims does more harm than good
Lund Open 2020 This house would allow patients suffering from early onset dementia to sign a binding will, stipulating that once their cognitive abilities have deteriorated beyond a certain point, they will be euthanised.
Lund Open 2020 THS nationalism
Zagreb Open 2020 This House would prohibit the use of statistical risk assessments when criminal courts are making sentencing decisions.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House prefers the antihero as the dominant female archetype in literature and movies.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House believes that companies should adopt the practice of Radical Transparency.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House would immediately abolish Two Schools under One Roof.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House would ban payday loans.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House prefers a world where people do not enter romantic relationships before they turn 18.
Zagreb Open 2020 This House prefers a 2nd term of Donald Trump presidency over a Bernie Sanders presidency.
Manchester IV 2020 THW mandate labor union membership in large companies
Manchester IV 2020 THBT the UK should adopt a federal statehood structure which establishes regions and large counties as states
Manchester IV 2020 TH, as Narendra Modi, would reverse the 'Make in India' policy
Manchester IV 2020 THW allow indigenous groups to veto the development of environmentally disruptive projects on their territory
Manchester IV 2020 THW only allow the media and campagning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family
Manchester IV 2020 THW allow the pardoning of whistleblowers by referendum
Manchester IV 2020 THBT it is in the interests of the Chinese Communist Party to allow state-owned firms to default on domestic bond repayments
Manchester IV 2020 THP a world in which people exclusively idolise people they know
Manchester IV 2020 THR the westernization of the elite in post-colonial countries (e.g. speaking predominantly in English, going to schools/universities in the West, consuming predominantly Western media)
USC IV TH, as the Democratic National Committee, would support Bernie Sanders
USC IV THBT art and media should not be subject to any forms of censorship
USC IV THW disallow police officers from unionizing
USC IV THBT the wrongdoings of deceased public figures should dominate public discourse, as opposed to their accomplishments
USC IV THP a world in which it is possible to selectively remove memories
USC IV THS the US pulling out of Afghanistan and transferring control to the Taliban
USC IV THS the suffrage of prisoners
USC IV THS the indeterminancy (vagueness and interpretability) of the US constitution
USC IV THBT capitalism is incompatible with human survival
LUMS IV 2020 THW create and enforce filial responsibility laws (mandating that people take care of their parents
LUMS IV 2020 THBT sporting teams should be owned by their fans
LUMS IV 2020 THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one that preaches that one's choices influence it
LUMS IV 2020 TH, as a female climate change activist, would choose not to have children
LUMS IV 2020 THBT in authoritarian countries, individuals who wish to improve their societies should actively seek to join the establishment, as opposed to operating outside the establishment.
LUMS IV 2020 The year is 2018. This house, as Imran Khan, would rather lose the election than side with the Establishment
LUMS IV 2020 TH supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to assimilate and identify with local culture
LUMS IV 2020 THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings
LUMS IV 2020 THBT all national economic policy (taxation, monetary policy, tariffs, etc) should be set by an appointed panel of economists rather than by elected officials
LUMS IV 2020 TH, as progressive student movements in Pakistan, would publicly ally themselves with progressive student movements in India
LUMS IV 2020 TH, as the Pakistan Army, would support the Musharraf verdict
Northams 2020 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
Northams 2020 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
Northams 2020 TH, as Benny Gantz, Would form a government with the Likud and Netanyahu to avoid a March 2020 election
Northams 2020 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
Northams 2020 THBT major film companies should use AI to choose which films to greenlight
Northams 2020 THBT the United States should adopt more pro-plaintiff policies, such as abandoning the need to prove material harm and intent to defame.
Northams 2020 THR the rise of business schools
Northams 2020 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
Northams 2020 TH as a socially conscious prominent management consultant firm would accept cases for foreign governments with ongoing human rights violations
Northams 2020 THR the narrative that immortality is desirable
Northams 2020 THBT the US should pursue Modern Monetary Theory
Northams 2020 In response to climate change THS an immediate, indefinite, international workers strike
Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 This House Regrets the prominent use of self deprecating humor by female comedians
Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 This House Regrets the trend of self destructive/anti social characters as protagonists in media (e.g Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sherlock, Mad Men etc)
Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 THBT it was against the interest of Syrian Kurds to align themselves with the West in the Syrian Civil War
Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 This House Believes That schools should emphasize the moral failures and wrongdoings of people considered to be national and social heroes (e.g Churchill, Gandhi, Mother Teresa)
Bishop Anthony Lobo Championship 2020 Assuming it could be done without placing the burden of secrecy on adults, This House Prefers a world where individuals are unaware of the existence of organized religions for the duration of their childhoods
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House would impose a BBC-style impartiality requirement on all news platforms.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House would allow children to sue their parents for religious indoctrination.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House would abolish the Olympic Games.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House believes that the Mexican government should adopt measures that enable one cartel to monopolise the drug market. (These measures can include but are not limited to: targeting enemy cartels; selective arrests; stopping military deployments to areas controlled by this cartel; and renouncing the headhunt on its current leaders.)
Thailand WUDC 2020 In liberal democracies, This House would implement a Social Credit System.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House believes that ASEAN should abandon "the ASEAN Way".
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House believes that the feminist movement should support the narrative that "beauty does not matter" over the narrative that "all bodies are beautiful".
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House would abolish primary and secondary school grades/years that group children based on age, and instead group them by competency and intelligence.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House prefers a world where, starting today, all humans have identical intellectual abilities (equivalent to the current global average).
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House would abolish the private ownership of (housing) property in major metropolitan areas.
Thailand WUDC 2020 In a relatively equal society where the "protected sphere model" is the norm, This House, as a parent, would raise their children according to the "deferred happiness model".
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House prefers a world without the Neuralink.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House believes that the United States government should cede the authority to prosecute criminal trials involving African Americans (as either victims or alleged perpetrators) to African American interest groups, and allocate funding for this.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House prefers religions in which all individuals have roughly equal religious obligations and are encouraged to develop a personal connection with the divine, over religions in which religious obligation and access to the divine are concentrated in religious authority figures.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House prefers a cynical and pessimistic perception of democratic politics to an idealistic and optimistic one.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House believes that developing countries should acquire, on the open market, large stakes in major publicly-traded global corporations (eg. Google, JP Morgan, Shell, and Pfizer).
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House prefers a "Brave New World" to the status quo in Western Liberal Democracies.
Thailand WUDC 2020 This House, as China, would grant universal suffrage to Hong Kong.