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EUDC 2012 Belgrade motions

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R1: THB parents should choose not to send their children to private school.
R2: THBT First Nations’ Peoples (e.g. Native Americans) who live in geographically separate areas should be given complete autonomous govt.
R3: THBT the music industry should not facilitate the comebacks of artists who committed violent crimes.
R4: THBT the Mexican government should remove all limits on law enforcement and the military in the fight against organised crime.
R5: THBT the ECB should unconditionally buy significant amounts of government debt from struggling Eurozone countries
R6: THW limit the amount that can be spent by corporations in any one course of litigation
R7: THW require the military to recruit solders in direct proportion to the socioeconomic make up of their country.
R8: THBT the Palestinians should accept complete demilitarisation in returned for a guaranteed sovereign state.
R9: THW allow anyone to take up residence in any country, provided that they will not be an economic burden on that country.

ESL Quarters: THS life sentence without parole for serial re-offenders
ESL Semis: TH believes that militaries in newly democratised arab states should act as guardians of secularism
ESL Final: THW retrospectively remove all amnesty granted to those who committed crimes as part of oppressive regimes.

Main QF: THBT Republika Srpska should secede from BIH.
Main Semis: THB schools should aggressively stream students according to their ability from a young age.
Main Final: THW amend the US constitution to prohibit any involvement by religious organizations in the electoral process

European University Debate Championship Cork 2005

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“THW Allow the Use of Racial Profiling By Police Forces.” ESL Final
“THW make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence”
Semi Finals
“THW withdraw from the Ottawa convention banning the sale of land mines.”
ESL Semi Finals
“THW remove the Arms Embargo on China”

Quarter Finals “THW condemn companies that seek to avoid first world regulations on human drug testing by conducting their trials in the developing world.”

Preliminary Round Motions
1. “THW make the post-mortem donation of organs compulsory without exception”
2. “THW support the right of Chechnya to secede”
3. “THBT popular referenda should not be used to ratify the EU constitution”
4. “THW prosecute the perpetrators of domestic violence
without the consent of the victim” 5. “THW grant immunity from prosecution to dictators who step down”
6. “THBT the state should assist healthy people commit suicide”

European University Debate Championship Durham 2004

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Grand Final motion
This House believes that elected politicians should not be allowed to own media companies
ESL Final motion
This House would ban international adoption
Semi Finals motion
This House believes that a foetus harmed in a criminal attack on its mother should be considered a victim of crime in its own right
ESL Semi Finals motion
This House believes that junk food companies should not be allowed to sponsor sporting events
Quarter Finals motion
This House supports compulsory HIV testing for immigrants

Preliminary Round Motions
This house believes that any EU Constitution should contain reference to Europe’s Christian heritage
This house would ban the production for road use of cars capable of driving over 160kph/100mph
This house believes that post-war reconstruction contracts should be restricted to companies from countries which supported the war
This house would legalise consensual cannibalism
This house would not allow embedded journalists attached to military units in warzones
This house believes that governments should insist that the software they use is open-source
This house believes that the military targeting of any place of worship is a crime against humanity

European University Debate Championship Haifa 2002 Motions

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R1 THBT referenda are the way forward for European democracy
R2 THBT Women should have equal rights and equal obligations in the Army
R3 THW Deny liver transplants to alcoholics
R4 THW Clone Britney Spears
R5 THBT The European Union should ban bullfighting
R6 THB that religious education is brainwashing kids

EFL Final “THW ban the advertisement of gambling”
EFL Semifinal “THW hold the accountants accountable”
EFL QFinal “THW prefer castration to incarceration for sexual offenders”.

ESL Final “THW give Europe its own constitution”
ESL Semifinal “THW guarantee the amnesty of retired dictators”