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Berlin IV 2012

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Motions from the Berlin IV debate tournament in 2012. Here are the topics that were debated:

Round 1: This house would assasinate Bashar al Assad
Round 2: This house believes that schools should teach children from first-generation immigrants in the language of their parents
Round 3: This house believes that developing countries should limit rural to urban migration
Round 4: This house would compel the Catholic Church to allow women to serve as priests
Round 5: This house regrets South Africa’s decision to use Truth and Reconciliation Commisions rather than prosecuting perpetrators of crimes under Apartheid
Missing is the semis motion.
Final: This house regrets the decline of socialism

Topics from Bruder Grimm Cup 2012

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These are the translated debate motions from the German Bruder Grimm cup, held on May 26th and 27th 2012 in Marburg, Germany.

Round 1: This house would make football clubs pay for the costs of police surveillance during league matches
Round 2: This house would block the Security Council as long as the veto power remains available
Round 3: Vorrunde: This house would rewrite the Grimm fairytales in a gender neutral way (Dieses Haus würde die Grimmschen Märchen gendergerecht umschreiben)
Round 4: This house would require candidates for public office to be psychologically evaluated during their trial period rather than making their psychological illness history public
Semi: This house would allow defendants to choose between a judge or a jury.
Final: This house wouldallow doctors treating terminally ill patients patients to offer them treatments that are still in the experimental stages

Zeit Debatte Munster 2012

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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

Süddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 2012

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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

Mitteldeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft

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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

Norddeutschen Regionalmeisterschaft 2012

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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

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”

Zeit Debatte Hamburg 2012

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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?

Zeit Debatte Karlsruhe 2011

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The Die Zeit Debatten are a long running tournaments in Germany. Here are the motions from the tournament in the German town Karlshruhe, held on November 26th and 27th. The debates were held in German, so here is the English translation of the motions.

Round 1: Should appeal procedures (Einspruchsmöglichkeiten) against construction projects for renewable energy be cancelled?
Round 2: Should the inclusion of disabled children in German schools be stopped?
Round 3: Should the NPD be banned?
Round 4 (1st in-between round): Should human rights be cancelled for those persons who violate human rights?
Round 5 (2nd in-between round): Should news be censored when it could shake the confidence in the public finances of a Eurozone member?
Semi: Should the West support the uprising in Syria militarily?
Final: Do we need a United States of Europe?

Nikolausturnier, Münster, Germany 2012

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R1: THW force insurance companies to have equal insurance premiums for men and women
R2: THW give the members of every political party the right to determine the voting behaviour of their deputies
R3: THW offer Maria its own bed
Final: THW make all the proceeds that a professors earns with their books and other academic work available to their universities