Other tournament motions

Motions from the tournament in German language Zeit Debatte Munster, Germany, held on May 11-13 2012:

Round 1: This house would ban broadcasting of boxing matches from TV
Round 2: This house would adjust development aid to countries where gay rights are violated
Round 3: This house would include paintings by Wolfgang Beltracchis in the collectinos of leading German art museums (this motion was preceded by an infoslide)
Round 4: This house would declare a trade war against China
Round 5: This house would instate a public service (öffentlich-rechtliches) system for newspapers
Semis: This house would ban the defamation of religious symbols or authorities
Final: This house supports the targeted/deliberate killing of Iranian scientists

This are the debate topics, that were debated at the Israeli Open held in Israel, April 21 2012:

Round 1: This house, which is the West, would sanction China.
Round 2: This house, which is the ministry of health, will withhold any information regarding a drug that will ensure the birth of heterosexual children.
Round 3: (Information slide) Immediate Democracy is a system in which the voter may change their vote at any given time, thus changing the composition of the parliament on a daily basis according to public support. This house would enact an Immediate Democracy.
SemiFinal: This house would release inmates from jail solely on the basis of their rehabilitation and not upon the completion of a predetermined period of time.
Final: (Information slide) You are a young man living in the Galilee 2,000 years ago. You are smart and charismatic. You are capable of collecting and leading a fold of followers. People believe you are the son of God and can do miracles such as healing and food replication. Motion: This house would use its influence to disseminate socially progressive values supported by faith.

NK Debatteren, the Dutch National Championships were held in the Netherlands, April 21-22 2012. Here are the motions, translated from the Dutch language:

Round 1: This house believes that political parties should not take gender into account when selecting candidates for voting lists
Round 2: Situation slide: You are a single British mother with a teenage son and daughter. The UK has recently mandated internet providers to use filters to block pornographic material. The filter can be taken down by a phone call by an adult. You do not watch porn. Motion: You call the internet provider to take down the filter, while your children are present
Round 3: This house would abolish the tax rebate on mortgage interest
Round 4: This house would allow the Reclame Code Commissie (Dutch Advertising Standards Authority) to ban advertisements which affirm gender roles
Round 5: Context slide:You are Werner Heisenberg, a brilliant physicist. It is June 1942. You have done two years of research into nuclear fission, necessary to build an atomic bomb. You are a patriotic German, but not a nazi fanatic. You cooperate actively with the nazis. You do not know about the Holocaust. Albert Speer, Nazi-minister of armament and munition asks whether it is at all possible to build an atomic bomb and whether Germany can build one in three years. Your calculations indicate both are possible. Your advice is decisive for the continuation of Germany’s nuclear program. Motion: You lie to Albert Speer and tell him the atomic bomb cannot be built.
Round 6: This house would abolish the income criteria for family reunification (when bringing family members to the Netherlands for permanent settlement, the applicant must have an income significantly higher than the minimum wage)
Semi: This house believes that, upon death, every person’s body should revert to the state for scientific use or for organ donation depending on necessity
Novice final: This house believes that in countries where abortion is illegal, no exceptions should be made for cases of incest or rape
Final: This house believes that every Dutch family with an average or higher income has a moral obligation to take in a foster child (child from foster care)

 

The Süddeutsche Regionalmeisterschaft was held in Ingolstad, Germany, April 21-22 2012. The debates were held in the German language, here are the translated motions that were debated:

Round 1: This house calls for a constitutional right to Internet
Round 2: This house would mandate the use of condoms in pornoggaphic movies
Round 3: This house believes that a stable dictatorship is better than an unstable democracy
Round 4: In case of a zombie-epidemic, This house believes that zombies have a right to a humane life in special zombie-habitats
Semi: This house believes that it would be good for the Catholic Chuch to let the next pope be elected by a vote by all Catholics
Final: This house would allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings

The Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft was held in Jena, Germany, April 21-22 2012. Here are the motions translated from the german language:

Round 1: This house would abolish state imposed heritage protection
Round 2: There are states which prescribe quota for the number of women in Boards of companies. This house would prohibit companies from other states that do not fill the required quota in their Board to participate in public tenders in states with quotas.
Round 3: This house would limit media coverage of shootings
Round 4: When a ship threatens to breach a UN weapons embargo, This house would allow all states to stop the ship with the use of force.
Semi: This house believes that every person has the right to take pictures of works of art or performances and publish them as their own works of art
Final: This house would allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings

The Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft was held in Kiel, Germany, April 21-22 2012. The tournament was held in German language, here are the translated motions:

Round 1: This house calls for a common European army
Round 2: This house would lift the ban on dancing (Tanzverbot, probably more a general celebration ban) on the “quiet holidays” (Good Friday, Memorial Day and Remembrance Sunday (Totensonntag))
Round 3: This house would make the ‘morning after pill’ available without doctor’s recipe
Round 4: This house would cancel the exemption on the 5% vote threshold for national minorities
Semi: This house believes that the Olympic Idea has outlived itself
Final: This house would allow audio and video recording of court procedures and the public dissemination of the recordings

The Estonia open was held in Tallin, Estonia on April 19-22 2012. Here are the motions that were debated:

Round 1: This house would abandon the single European monetary currency
Round 2: This house condems racially provocative art
Round 3: This house would defend Anders Breivik
Round 4: This house would choose only non religious soldiers to serve in international conflicts
Round 5: This house would only teach gender neutral pronouns in school
Semi: This house believes that current Generation Germans should not pay taxes or any other form of reparations for Nazi atrocities
Final: This house would reject a Western conception of property rights in favour of collective ownership.

Round 1: Children
1. This House supports child labor
2. This House will not allow Parents to raise their children in one particular faith
3. This House does not support the idea of unisex schools

Round 2: Rights
1. This House will give two votes to the Poor.
2. This House will not allow teachers the right to strike
3. This House will not give awards to celebrities who glorify or openly use Drugs.

Round 3: Sex and Relationship
1. This House will allow group marriages
2. This House will legalize prostitution
3. This House will allow transsexual sex offenders to be publicly punished by transsexuals.

Round 4: Bangladesh
1. This House will shift all military establishment out of Dhaka
2. This House will close all diplomatic ties with Pakistan till it apologizes for the genocide in 1971
3. This House will require a minimum Bachelor’s degree to stand in general election.

Round 5: Love and Affection
1. This House will allow public display of affection
2. This House will allow the over the counter sale of sex enhancing drugs and sex toys.
3. This house will ban all free pornography

Round 1: THW not provide any government support for non-vocational tertiary education.
Round 2: THBT China should break its ties with North Korea.
Round 3: THS the selection of human embryos on the basis of any advantageous genetic characters.
Round 4: THW create an independent fiscal authority to set binding limits on government spending.
Round 5: THW prohibit all political donations.
Round 6: THW require users of online social networks to disclose their identity.
SF: THW abolish Executive Clemency.
GF: THW allow emergency and humanitarian aid to be distributed through groups linked to terrorism.

Publishing motions from the Science Po Le Havre IV, held in France, April 13-15 2012:

Round 1: This house would ban racist and extreme nationalist political parties
Round 2: This house would lift all sanctions on North Korea
Round 3: This house believes that the ICC should offer Joseph Kony an amnesty from prosecution
Round 4: This house would impose a 75% rate of tax on all earnings over €100000
Round 5: This house believes that all State Schools should actively promote the religion of the majority
Semi: This house believes that state policies should actively discourage a consumerist lifestyle
Final: This house regrets the founding of the European Union

The Jacobs Open tournament was held in Germany, April 13-15 in 2012. Here are the motions:

Round 1: When paying teachers, This house would take into account their students' academic performance
Round 2: This house regrets joining Facebook
Round 3: This house would encourage its citizens to break laws in other countries that violate human rights
Round 4: This house would pay spouses who stay at home a salary
Round 5: This house supports the US's use of military drones in Pakistan
Final: This house supports campaigns like "Kony 2012”

 

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