2013

  • WUDC 2013 Berlin motions

    Round 1: THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
    Round 2: THBT Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
    Round 3: THW only imprison individuals who pose a direct and continuing threat to society
    Round 4: THBT International development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
    Round 5: THBT self described progressive males of dominant ethnicities are morally obliged to refrain from taking positions of responsibility where there is a qualified alternative candidate from a historically disadvantaged group who would otherwise receive the post
    Round 6: THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
    Round 7: THBT European Union nations should forgive Greece’s sovereign debt
    Round 8: THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have a child
    Round 9: THW ban political parties and require all candidates for national public office to seek election as independents

    English as a foreign language (EFL) breaking rounds motions:

    Quarter Finals THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
    Semi Finals THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a 'supreme court' of scientific experts
    Final This House welcomes the decline of the USA as the sole global super power.

    English as a second language (ESL):

    Quarter Finals: THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
    Semi Finals: THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
    Grand Final: THBT representative democracies with large numbers of foreigners living in their territory (on temporary or permanent basis) should create specific seats to represent them in parliament.

    Partial Double Octo Finals THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications

    Main break motions:

    Octo Finals: THBT the US should cut off military aid to Egypt
    Quarter Finals: THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services
    Semi Finals: TBHT the WTO should never allow nations to place export restrictions on food, rare-earth metals, and other non-oil commodities
    Grand Final: THW not allow religious communities to expel members on the basis of views or actions that contradict doctrinal teachings

 

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