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“Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science 2012

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Motions from the tournament “Denny Crane” Faculty of Political Science, held in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 12th 2012:

Round 1: This House prefers Guantanamo Bay rather than the current practice of the war against terrorism with unmanned aerial vehicles.
Round 2: In the case of a contact with extra-terrestrial beings, this House would send a woman as a negotiator.
Round 3: This House would grant one seat in the Parliament to all more significant religions.
Round 4: This House would make a number of votes of one voter inversely proportional to his/her personal wealth.
Semis: This House believe that only people who take the law into their hands can save us.
Final: This House would never restore the buildings destroyed in the bombing.

EUDC 2012 Belgrade results

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Champion:
BPP A (Jack Watson, Harish Natarajan)

Finalist:
Oxford A (Tom Hosking, Hasan Dindjer.)
TCD Hist. A (Christine Simpson, Mark Haughton.)
Cambridge A (Joe Roussos, Ashish Kumar)

ESL Champion:
Leiden A

ESL Finalist:
Berlin A
RRIS B
Tallin A

Best Speakers:

Main:
1.Maria English (Cambridge C)
2.Harish Natarajan (BPP A)
3. Rebecca Meredith (Cambridge C)
4. Jack Watson (BBP A)
5. Tom Hoskings (Oxford A)
6. Pam Cohen (Durham A)
7. Joe Roussos (Cambridge A)
8. Lindsay Bing (ULU B)
9. Ashish Kumar (Cambridge A)
9. Richard Robinson (ULU B)

ESL:
1.Danique Van Koppenhagen (Utrecht A)
2.Yael Bezalel (Tel Aviv B)
3. Thomas Beerthuis (Utrecht A).
4. Roee Levy (Tel Aviv A)
4. Viktor LEvy (Tartu A)
6. Filip Bubenheumer (Berlin C)
6. Engin Arikan (Galatasaray A)
8. Radu Cotarcea (BBU A)
9. Berkay Ozludil (KOC A)
9. Anna Karolin (Tallin A)

Semi Finalist:

Main:
Cambridge C
UCD L&H A
TCD Hist B
ULU B

ESL:
Tel Aviv A
BBU A
BGU B
Tallinn A

Breaking Teams:

EUDC 2012 Open Break:

1. BPP A (24)
2. TCD Hist A (22)
3. Cambridge A (21)
4. Oxford A (21)
5. ULU B (20)
6. Edinburgh A (20)
7. TCD Phil A (20)
8. Durham A (19)
9. UCC Phil A (19)
10. UCD L&H A (19)
11. TCD Hist B (19)
12. Warwick A (19)
13. St Andrews B (19)
14. UCD L&H C (19)
15. UCD Law A (19)
16. Cambridge C (18)

EUDC 2012 ESL Break:

1. Berlin C (18)
2. Berlin A (18)
3. Utrecht A (17)
4. Tartu A (17)
5. Tallinn A (17)
6. Haifa A (17)
7. Tel Aviv B (16)
8. Tel Aviv A (16)
9. BBU B (16)
10. Galatasaray A (16) =
10. Leiden A (16) =
12. RRIS B (16)
13. Erasmus A (16)
14. BGU B (16)
15. Haifa B (16)
16. Koc A (15) =
16. BBU A (15) =

Leiden A deemed to break tenth, Galatasaray 11th, after a coin toss due to teams finishing tied on team and speaker points.

BBU A qualify 16th for quarter finals, after a coin toss due to teams finishing tied on team and speaker points.

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