Other tournament motions

Motions:Round 1: Education
THB Korean universities should have the right to select their students based on their own standards.
THW require high school students take classes in fine art and music.
THB single sex schools are more effective than coeducational schools.
Round 2: THB that governments should exclusively use open source software for all administrative tasks.
Round 3: Sports
THB all professional sporting leagues should have wage caps for their athletes.
THW allow the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports.
THW require all nations participating in the Olympics to include female athletes in their delegations.
Round 4: Pop Culture and Media
THW censor obscene lyrics in music.
THB politicians should not be allowed to own media companies.
THB the Academy Awards do more harm than good.
Round 5: THB developing nations should nationalize their energy resources.

Round 6: Economics
THW abolish the inheritance tax.
THW abandon regional trading blocs for global, multilateral trade.
THB China's position as the world's factory does more harm than good.
Octofinals: Law and Order
THW have juries participate in all criminal trials.
THW post information about pedophiles on the Internet.
THB all white collar criminals should serve mandatory jail time.
Quarter Finals & Rookie Semi Finals: Massive Engineering Projects
THW join the race to build the world's tallest building.
THW outlaw the reclamation of coastal wetland areas for development.
THB deep space exploration is a waste of resources.
Semifinals: International Relations
THS the partitioning of countries plagued by ethnic violence.
THB the United Nations should have a standing army.
THW make Jerusalem a UN protectorate.
Grand Final: THB minority communities brought over during past colonial rule have a right to reparations.

Round 1: This house would withdraw state funding for gay pride events

Round 2:This house believes that the state should fund the establishment of imam training colleges in Europe

Round 3: This house believes that the state should provide basic income to all its citizens

Round 4: This house would introduce an EU-wide system of tradable quotas for asylum seekers

Round 5: This house believes that the state has a right to limit individual freedoms even when there is no harm to third parties

Semi final: This house believes that the EU should adopt different categories of membership

Final: This house would hold biological parents to the same standards as adoptive ones

Round 1. This house would Use GM Technology to Feed Africa

Round 2. This house would Stop doctors from opting out of procedures on ethical grounds

Round 3. This house would support Turkish military action in Kurdistan

Round 4: This house would not give the contraceptive pill to people under 18

Round 5: This house would give to every citizen an equal share of revenue raised from the sale of public/national assets

Finals: This house would hand Kosovo back to Serbia

(Thanks debatie and GRM for the motions)

Round 1: This house would force supermarkets to give more money to farmers
Round 2: This house supports state sterilization of those in institutions for mentally ill
Round 3: This house would introduce compulsory organ donation without exception
Polfinale: N/A
Finale: This house believes in the three states solution for Iraq

R1: This house would recognise an independed Kosovo
R2: This house would criminalise the payment of ransom
R3: This house would introduce a EU-wide salary cap for footballers
R4: This house believes that the state should not fund any form of fertility treatment
Finals: THB That The European Union Should Have A Common Foreign Policy.

Final - This house believes in an obligation to remain plugged in to the violinist.

Semis - Even if it is effective, This house believes that torture is not acceptable.

Quarters - This house would not distinguish between the freedom of belief and the freedom of religion.

Octos - This house believes a just state would be libertarian

Preliminary Rounds:

This house opposes the registration of sex offenders

This house prefers a draft to stop-loss

This house would ban Kidnap & Rescue insurance.

This house supports Jury Nullification

This house believes that holocaust denial is not hate speech. Assuming no racial bias,

This house supports capital punishment.

Round 1: This house would from prosecution armed police in the line of fire.

Round 2: This house believes that the developing world should not be held at the same environmental standards as the developed world.

Round 3: This house wouldabolish state pensions.

Round 4: This house supports the use of truth and reconciliation commissions instead of war crimes tribunals in Iraq.

Round 5: This house believes that the systematic harassment of individuals is a legitimate means of protest.

Novice Final: This house would criminalise smoking when pregnant.

Quarters: This house would give the Palestinian Authority a vote in the UN General Assembly

Semis: This house would privatise the BBC.

Final: This house would ban reporting of hostage taking in Iraq.

R 1) TH would grant asylum to victims of global warming
R 2) TH would impose a general restraining order on all paparazzi
R 3) TH would force pregnant women under 16 to give their child up for adoption
R 4) TH would abolish conscience votes in Parliament
R 5) TH believes that western democracies should impose diplomatic sanctions on Russia
R 6) TH would ban homosexual re-education camps

Semis) TH believes that Kyoto Protocol signatories should place a compensatory duty on the imports of non-signatories.

Final) TH would support the use of bounty hunters in law enforcement.

Preliminary motions. Other will follow. Taken from Tunas Global debate blog.

Motion for round 1 is: THW pursue a policy of constructive engagement with rouge states.

Motion for Round 2: The medium for education should be in the first language.

Motion Round 3: THBT civil disobedience is an integral part of a peaceful society.

Motion Round 4: This house would give the Kurds a homeland

Motion Round 5: This house believes that the Bolivarian Revolution has failed

Round I:
This House would privatize all universities.
Round II:
This House would allow having sex with animals.
Round III:
This House would compel football clubs to field a minimum number of domestic players.
Round IV: 
This House believes NATO should intervene in Sudan.
Round V:
This House opposes the use of nuclear power in the developing world.


This House would allow denying the holocaust.

Grand Final:
This House would put children of long-term unemployed parents up for adoption.

This list of the debate topics was provided by the University of Vermont debate trainer Alfred C. Snider on the IDAS 2007 CD. Im publishing it to give you insight into what other topics you can use. Thanks Tuna.

This house would abolish student Grants

This house believes that the Olympic ideal is dead

This house favors compusory aids testing

This house favors genetic engineering

This house would give Russia back to the Communists

This house would permit Gay couples to adopt

This house believes that the private lives of public figures should remain private

This house would genetically engineer farm animals

This house believes that democracy has failed the third world

This house would ban boxing

This house would support the public funding of political parties

This house would legalize soft drugs

This house has lost confidence in the Catholic Church

This house believes that the values of western cicilization cannot meet the challenges of the mored age

Thois house demands a right to privacy 

This house believes that women should get an equal position in war with men

This house believes that genetic engineering triggers more harm than good 

This house believes that morals and science do not mix

This house will practice direct democracy

This house believes that we should be our own censors

This house believes that TV does more harm than good



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