Other tournament motions

Round 1: This house would punish sports teams for the criminal and violent behaviour of their fans.
Round 2: This house would ban foreign citizens from adopting Armenian children.
Round 3: This house would add a right to internet access to the Armenian constitution.
Round 4: This house believes that the Armenian media does not adequately represent the views and concerns of Armenian society.
Final: This house believes that journalism is more effective than political protest in holding governments responsible for their actions.

The tournament was held from February 26 till March 6 in Paris France

Heat One: THBT we live in a mediaocracy
Heat Two: THB in the Holy Trinity: Apple, Google and Facebook
Heat Three: THBT life begins at 25
Heat Four: THBT politicians should retire at 65 like everybody else
Heat Five: THB in freedom at all costs
Heat Six: THB in a three-day week-end
Heat Seven: THW blow the whistle
Heat Eight: THBT physical appearance is a fundamental criterion for good leadership
Heat Nine: THB politicians should have a sense of humor
Heat Ten: THBT If You Are Not In Fashion, You Are Nobody
Heat Eleven: THBT science has replaced philosophy
Heat Twelve: THBT men build too many walls and not enough bridges
Heat Thirteen: THBT if it isn't broken, break it
Heat Fourteen: THW look back in anger
Heat Fifteen: THBT greed is good
Heat Sixteen: THBT If It's Not Fun, You're Not Doing It Right.
Heat Seventeen: THBT the best is yet to come
Heat Eighteen: THBT stale, pale males still rule

The Irish Mace Round 2 in 2012 was held from January 24th till February 4th. Here are the motions:

Heat One: THW remove all hate speech laws
Heat Two: THW allow “religious duty/compulsion” as a mitigating defense for crimes
Heat Three: THW ban media reporting on violent crimes
Heat Four: THW hold parents responsible for the crimes of their kids
Heat Five: THW make rehabilitation the sole criteria for releasing criminals from prison
Heat Six: THW ban works of literature/film/music that glorify criminality
Heat Seven: THW compel priests to report a crime which they learn of through confession
Heat Eight: TTHW abolish the practice of plea bargaining
Heat Nine:: THW end the use of prisons
Heat Ten: THW, in countries where the death penalty is in use, not allow anyone to watch the execution
Heat Eleven: THW take socio-economic background into account when sentencing criminals
Heat Twelve: TTHW prosecute domestic violence without the consent of the victim
Heat Thirteen: THBT post-revolution states should delegate all trials and sentencing of former rulers and high ranking officials to the international community
Heat Fourteen: THW Elect its Judges Democratically
Heat Fifteen: THW publish a list of convicted sex offenders
Heat Sixteen: THW ban alcohol

Here are the motions from the 2012 York IV tournament.

Round 1: This house would force broadcasters to display, promote and report women’s sport equally to men’s sport.
Round 2: This house would allow people to opt in to drugs that have not yet passed clinical trials.
Round 3: This house would make Georgia a NATO member.
Round 4: This house would ban the private production of pornography and replace it with state-produced pornography that promotes respect and good treatment for women.
SemiFinal: This house would prevent foreign ownership of significant domestic companies
Final: This house would treat the desecration and destruction of sites of historical or cultural value as a crime against humanity

Motions from the Trinity IV debate tournament in 2012

Round 1: This house would disclose the ethnicity of a sperm/egg donor to the prospective parent
Round 2: This house believes that goverments should only fund bailouts of other countries if they get permission to do so in a referendum
Round 3: This house believes that the US should give South Korea weapons
Round 4: This house believes that the feminist groups should not campaign against abortion
Round 5: This house believes that the US should pay reparations to its Muslim population for policies carried out in the aftermath of 9/11
Quarter: This house believes that Boston College should release the IRA tapes
Semi: This house whishes that Barack Obama had faced a primary challenge
Final: This house would welcome the downfall of global capitalism

The Rotterdam BP tournament was not held in English, so these are the translated motions. Netherlands, January 21 2012.

Round 1: This house would allow ‘Fight Clubs’ to be founded
Round 2: This house would give police the same investigative powers as under the anti-terrorism framework when dealing with ‘loverboys’ (men who trick young women into becoming prostitutes)
Round 3: This house believes that the EU should focus all its efforts on the Common Market (should only strive for a Common Market)
Round 4: This house would oblige prospective parents with a genetic disease to use embryo selection
Semi: This house would suspend all sanctions on North Korea
Final: This house would impose a legal duty of care on adult children for their parents

Round 1: This house belives that religious organisations should be subject to all aspects of civilian law (including, but not limited to: employment practice, adoption policy,...)
Round 2: This house would require military training to include extensive ethical and philosophical study
Round 3: This house would vote Republican
Round 4: This house would legalise S&M
Round 5: This house believes it is legitimate to use violence to defend private property
SemiFinal: This house as the UN, would use only private military companies for peace keeping operations
Final: This house would raise its child without gender

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Round 1: Should pensioners be obliged to do voluntary work?
Round 2: Should the 9th of November be Germany’s national holiday?
Round 3: Do we need a common European asylum and migration policy?
Round 4: Should the debt limit on Länder be abolished?
Round 5: Should people with prostheses be allowed to participate in regular sports competitions, even when the prostheses could be considered advantageous?
Semi: Should research in all German universities exclusively serve civil and peaceful purposes?
Final: Should the position of national president be abolished?

Round 1: THBT Western nations should make development aid conditional on the protection of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) rights.
Round 2: THBT governments should lie to their populations in time of economic crisis, where the lies are deemed likely to improve the economy.
Round 3: THW make any language which is spoken by at least 5% of the population an official state language and offer all state service in that language.
Round 4: THBT the US military should destroy Iran's nuclear program.
Round 5: THW require all media aimed at children to undermine traditional gender roles
SemiFinal: THW make the US pay reparations to its Muslim citizens.
Final: THBT the time for the United States of Europe has come.

The King's College London IV 2011 was held on December 3. Here are the motions from the tournament, and if you would like to visit the Facebook page, folow this link.

Round 1: THBT High Schools should not award the titles Prom King and Prom Queen at the Senior Prom
Round 2: THW Make Substantial Military Service a Condition for Running for the Presidency of the United States
Round 3: THBT Facebook, Google, and Yahoo should take active steps to prevent the formation of "filter bubbles"
Round 4: THW allow individuals to legally occupy any building that has been unused for more than 6 months
Semi: THBT the Japanese Government should allow its citizens to form leagues of masked vigilantes to fight the Yakuza
Final: THBT Courts in Emerging Democracies should break up persistently dominant political parties

Motions from the NSU Asian BP tournament in 2011

R1: THW ban violent sports.
R2: TH regrets Myanmar's appointment as future ASEAN chair.
R3: THW abolish gated communites with extensive private security.
R4: THW require all media outlets to be organised as cooperatives, owned and run by journalists only.
R5: THW not allow countries undertaking military intervention abroad to harvest natural resources while they are there.
R6: THBT feminists should campaign for fathers' right!
Pre Quarter: THW criminalize the refusal to render reasonable assistance to people in distress.
Quarters: THBT states should punish more harshly acts of terrorism committed by own citizens than those committed by citizens of ther countries.
Semi Finals: THW use state education system to actively promote athesim.


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