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Split Union Open 2014

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Debate topics from the tournament Split Union Open, held in Split, Croatia, May 18th 2012.

Round 1: This house would ban single sex schools
Round 2: This house would disband NATO
Round 3: This house would make votes public
Round 4: This house would allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs
Final: This house would create ethnic diversity in neighborhoods by introducing housing quotas

Trinity IV 2014

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Round 1 motion: THB Feminists Should Condemn the Practice of Monogamy
Round 2 motion: THB Resource-Rich Developing Nations Should Restrict Extraction and Sale of These Resources
Round 3 motion: THBT Japanese Leaders in Visiting the Yasukuni Shrine
Round 4 motion: THB the NAACP should not seek a post-racial society

QF: THBT the state should pay reparations to all female citizens alive during the magdalene laundries

SF & ESL Final: THBT children should be raised to question authority, even at the expense of discipline in the classroom

Final Round Motion: TH refuses to recognize the legitimacy of the state

John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg, London 2012

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Round 1: THW Abolish National School Curriculums
Round 2: THBT in Times of High Unemployment, Governments Should Remove all Minimum Standard Regulations in the Labour Market
Round 3: THB India should not allow Tesco or Walmart into their national market
Round 4: THW Punish Parents when Their Children Bully Others at School
Round 5: TH Regrets the Rise of the Career Politician
Semi: THBT, where resources are scare, minority campaign groups should fund minority art, literature and films rather than funding lobbying for legislative change
Final: THB that the Press Cannot be Trusted to Regulate Itself

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

World University Debate Championship Multimedia University Malaysia 2005

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Final This House Supports Corporal Punishment in Schools
Semi-Final This House Would Use Gambling To Rejuvenate Depressed Economic Zones
Quarter Final This House Believes That Mentally Handicapped People Are Better Cared For In The Community Than In Institutions
Octo Final This House Believes It Is Time For an ASEAN Parliament

Round 1 This House would compel HIV infected people to disclose their disease to their sexual partners
Round 2 This house believes the EU should open its doors to North Africa
Round 3 This House would not teach vocational studies at University
Round 4 This House would positively discriminate women in the armed forces
Round 5 This House believes that outsourcing is good for the developed and developing nations.
Round 6 This house would have harsher sentences for celebrity criminals
Round 7 This House Believes that anti-terrorism is the new McCarthyism
Round 8 This House Would Expand NAFTA Into South America
Round 9 This House Would Prioritise Organ Donations To Those Who Have Lived a Healthy Lifestyle