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Jacobs Open 2012

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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”

Vienna IV 2012

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The Vienna IV 2012 in Austria was held on the weekend ob the 9th and 11th March 2012. Here are the motions:

R1: THW introduce mandatory trips to Nazi concentration camps for Austrian elementary school students.

R2: This House supports the use of charity rather than state welfare systems.
R3: This House believes that Russia was justified in vetoing intervention in Syria.
R4: This House believes that Facebook is justified to censor any of its users’ content for any reason it sees fit.
R5: This House supports the appointment of technocratic governments in Eurozone countries suffering fiscal crisis.
R6: THB the Israeli Army should adopt a policy of shooting to kill their own comrades where they are likely to be captured.
Semi: THBT EU countries should promote Christianity and not other religions.
Final: Given the ability to carry a full term pregnancy in an incubator. THBT humankind should seek to abolish natural pregnancy.

KCL IV 2011

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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

Cicero Debattoernooi, Tilburg 2012

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R1: THW force universities to create stricter entrance requirements, even if this would lead to fewer students
R2: THW ban the publication of any photographic and film material that portrays crime suspects
R3: TH, being a teenager, would not open a Facebook account
R4: THW force schools to offer students intensive interaction with different worldviews
R5: THW allow the Supreme Court to reject laws if they contradict the constitution (this is not SQ in the Netherlands)
Semi: THW grant the ECB the right to limit member country’s sovereign debt
Final: THW subsidise genetical modification on humans