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Cambridge Women’s 2014

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The Cambridge Women’s debate tournament was held on 23rd November in Cambridge, UK. The women debated:

Round 1: This House Would legalise the buying and selling of sexual services
Round 2: This House Believes That football fans should boycott the 2022 world cup in Qatar
Round 3: This House Believes that the US and Iran should ally to fight ISIS
Round 4: This House Would aggresively financially incentivise the enrollment of female students in areas with low female enrollment
ESL Final: This House Believes That developed countries should grant an amnesty to illegil immigrants
Open Semi: This House Believes that individuals have a right to a basic income regardless of capacity or willingness to work
Open Final: This House Would allow individuals to sue religious organisations for making decisions that harm them

Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships 2012

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The Mediterranean Universities Debating Championships in 2012 were held at the  Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 29 – August 3.

Round 1: This house believes the state should send all underage overweight children to a summer far camp
Round 2: This house believes that all EU countries should set the bar of entry to their parliament in such a way that would ensure a two party system
Round 3: This house believes that Amercia is justified in keeping the Second Amendment
Round 4: You are a western reporter covering the Middle East. You received indisputable and ex
clusive evidence that Israel is about to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities in the next 24 hours. This house would not publish the story
Round 5: This house believes Turkey should abandon all efforts to join the EU
Round 6: You are a CEO of a major clothing company and currently pay workers in your factory 1 dollar a day. You are presented with a plan that would give your employees a dignified living wage. This would significantly increase production costs but would not put you out of business. This house would implement the plan.
Round 7: This house believes that posing for Playboy is immoral
Semi: This house would heavily incentivise Bosnians, Croats and Serbs in Bosnia and Hercegovina that move to areas where dominant ethnicity is other than their own
Final: Given the technology, This house would burn obedience to criminal law in the brains of all humans

IDAS 2013 tournament motions

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Round 1 THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap.
Round 2 THBT EU nations should stop cooperating with the USA on intelligence matters.
Round 4 THW pay reparations to European Roma
Round 5 THBT all corporations should become cooperatives owned and operated by the workers.
Round 6 THB the dead are the property of the state.
Quarterfinals THW not tax bitcoin transactions.
Semifinals THW apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment

Infoslide for the finals motion:

Washington Post, 23 November 2013.
“Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal”

First step towards a comprehensive agreement within six months.

Iran will:
· Freeze or reverse work at all Iran’s major nuclear facilities.
· Halts installation of new centrifuges to enrich uranium.
· Cease work on heavy water reactor that could produce plutonium.
· Accept daily monitoring of nuclear facilities by international inspectors.

Western powers will:
· Reduce existing trade sanctions against Iran.
· Grant access to frozen assets worth less than $7 billion.
· Sanctions reinstated if Iran violates the agreement.

PIDC 2008 motions

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* THBT the State should ban all private schools from sanctioning students who exhibit homosexual behavior.
* THW allow Universities to allot slots for the admission of children of alumni.
* TH supports the right of private elementary schools to require pre-school education for grade one applicant.

* THBT America should welcome Iran’s involvement in Iraq.
* THW lift U.S. sanction in Cuba.
* THBT U.S should not support the entry of former Soviet States into the NATO.

* The government should stop funding research searching for the gene for autism.
* TH supports the parent’s right to avail of medical procedure infantalizing their disabled children by inhibiting their physical growth.
* THW abolish employment quotas for the disabled.

* THW abolish the MMDA.
* THBT the Sangguniang Kabataan is irrelevant today’s youth.
* THBT instead of being a political appointee, the Ombudsman should be elected by the people.

Round 5
* TH celebrates the role of organized religion in attaining equality.
* THBT the Dali Lama should cede control of Tibet to China.
* TH would remove restrictions on campaign donations made by religious organizations.

* THBT the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Plan has served the interests of the Filipino farmers.
* THW end the conservation of the indigenous lands.
* The developing world should prioritize food security.

* THBT Independent Filmmakers should welcome the piracy of their work.
* THBT authors of commercial spin-offs of copyrighted literature should not be made to pay royalties to the authors.
* THBT sponsors of commissioned art should have the right to alter the final work even without the consent of the paid artist.

Octofinal Round
* TH regrets the joint seismic marine undertaking at the Spratlys.
* THBT democratization should not be a goal of Western Foreign Policy.
* THW prioritize citizens of former colonies in admitting guest workers.

Quarterfinal Round
* TH regrets formal and informal rules restricting sexual and romantic relationship in the workplace.
* TH celebrates the rise of easily accessible and non-commercial on-line amateur porn.
* THBT States should give married individuals the option to have multiple legal spouses.

Semi-final Round
* THBT the leftist populist revolution in Latin America has failed.
* THBT post modern feminists have betrayed their sisters in the third world.
* THBT the culture of privileging formal education has broadened inequality in the developing world.

Grandfinal Round
* TH celebrates Philippine historical attachment in former colonial masters.
* THBT the mass emigration of workers has eroded Philippine Nationalism.
* THBT the hold of the elite in the Philippine governance has strengthened democracy.


Source: http://www.parliamentarydebate.blogspot.com/

University of British Columbia, Vancouver 2007 WUDC

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Final This house believes that economic growth is the solution to climate change
Semi Final This house would ban websites that glorify eating disorders
Qtr Final This house believes that people sentenced to life imprisonment should be allowed to choose the death penalty instead
Octo Final This house believes that developing nation should nationalize their energy resources
Round 9 This house would grant citizenship in exchange for military service
Round 8 This house would ban Cosmetic Surgery
Round 7 This house would support regime change in Myanmar/Burma
Round 6 This house would abolish all taxes on inherited wealth
Round 5 This house supports independence for Quebec
Round 4 This house would criminalize the payment of ransom
Round 3 This House supports accelerated land redistribution in South Africa
Round 2 This house believes that the UK should abolish it’s nuclear arsenal
Round 1 This house would ban government funding of religious schools
ESL Final

This house believes that politicians have a right to a private life

ESL Semi This house believes all serious crimes should be trialed by Jury
Masters Final This house supports a 35 hour working week
Masters Round 1 This house would designate one city to permanently host the Olympics
Masters Round 2 This house believes that governments should provide heroin addicts with safe injection facilities
EFL Final
This house would lift sanctions on Iran

World University Debate Championship Singapore 2004

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Final TTH would ban the abortion of fetuses on the grounds of their permanent disability
Semi-Final TTH believes war journalists should be forced to reveal their sources in international criminal tribunals
Quarter Final TTH believes parents should cast proxy votes for their children
Octo Final TTH would support regime change in Iran

Round 1 TTHW try Saddam Hussein before an international tribunal
Round 2 TTH supports all forms of child labour
Round 3 TTHB eviormentalists should use terrorism in support of their goals
Round 4 TTHB students all round the world should be taught in English
Round 5 TTHW tie world bank aid to womens’ rights
Round 6 TTHW make the release of child sexual abusers conditional on chemical castration
Round 7 TTH believes only African countries should be peacekeepers in African conflicts
Round 8 TTH would use international sporting events for political change
Round 9 TTH would ban religious symbols in state schools

ESL Final TTH believes that Japanese armed forces should fight in foreign lands
ESL Semi TTH prefers regional trade agreements to the WTO