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Science Po Le Havre IV 2012

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Publishing motions from the Science Po Le Havre IV, held in France, April 13-15 2012:

Round 1: This house would ban racist and extreme nationalist political parties
Round 2: This house would lift all sanctions on North Korea
Round 3: This house believes that the ICC should offer Joseph Kony an amnesty from prosecution
Round 4: This house would impose a 75% rate of tax on all earnings over €100000
Round 5: This house believes that all State Schools should actively promote the religion of the majority
Semi: This house believes that state policies should actively discourage a consumerist lifestyle
Final: This house regrets the founding of the European Union

Heriot-Watt Open 2012

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The Heriot-Watt Open tournament was held on 24th of March in Scotland. Check out the motions that were debated:

Round 1: This house would allow corporations to pay higher salaries to employees who agree not to have children
Round 2: “Info slide for Round 2: The congressional black caucus is a voting block within the US congress, claiming to represent a black voice. / Any black congressman may join, but some Republicans do not; it is dominated by Democrats / It has repeatedly rejected membership applications from non-black congressmen” Motion: This house believes that the congressional black caucus should admit non-black members
Round 3: This house would establish as a norm of international law that reparations should not be paid after wars
Round 4: This house would replace income tax with a tax on wealth
Final: This house believes that the Scottish Government should allow England to vote in the referendum on Scottish Independence

WUDC 2010 Koc Motions

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WUDC 2010 (Koc, Turkey) Motions Round 1
This house would ban labour unions.

Round 2
This house believes that developing nations should pay for the full tuition of female university students.

Round 3
This house would financially incentivize both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.

Round 4
THW prohibit high-ranking members of the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers from participation in the election.

Round 5
THW abolish taxes on alcohol and cigarettes that go beyond normal sales taxes.

Round 6
THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings.

Round 7
THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing.

Round 8
THW partition Sudan.

Round 9
THW ban all pornography.

EFL Semifinals
This House would use faith based rehabilitation in prison.

EFL Final
This House believes that democratic states should own their own broadcasting corporations.

ESL Quarterfinals
This House would ban any scheme intended to cure homosexuality

ESL Semifinals
This house would allow prisoners to raise their babies behind bars.

ESL Final
This house would prohibit expression that portrays convicted war criminals in a positive light.

Octofinals
This house believes the West should recognise the Dali Lama

Quarterfinals
This house would ban all procedures to alter one’s racial appearance.

Semifinals
THB that the United States government should subsidize Twitter to liberalize oppressed societies

Grand Final
THB that the media should show the full horror of war