WSDC motions

This webpage contains all the motions from the past World Schools Debating Championships. The WSDC are organised every year and host a debate team from every country. The teams compete in the World Schools debate format and at the end of the tournament we get best speakers and teams in three different categories, English as a second language, English as a foreign language and Main Break. 

Check out all the motions from the past tournaments:

Motions from the World Schools Debating Championships 2013 in Turkey:
(I marks a non-prepared aka Impromptu motion)

R1: THBT important decisions about children’s health should be made by medical professionals and not by their parents
R2: (Impromptu) THBT the media should be prevented by law from intruding the lives of public figures
R3: THS greater US military presence in East Asia
R4: (I) THW allow prisoners to choose death over life sentence
R5: THW cease the exploitation of resources in the Arctic Region
R6: (I) THW require government schools to teach religious studies
R7: THS sovereign debt default as a legitimate economic strategy for countries
R8: (I) THW require university students to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation
OF: (I) THW cut welfare support on compulsive gamblers
QF: (I) THBT social movements in democratic countries should drive social change through the courts rather than the legislature
SF: (I) THBT the government should pay house wives and house husbands for their work
GF: THBT Turkey is better off outside the EU

Final: This house would expand the permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
Semi: This house would drop all US sanctions on Cuba.
Qtr: This house regrets the holding of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Octo: This House believes that heads of government should be required to have a parliamentary majority to govern
Rd7: This house believes that governments have a duty to bail out failing financial institutions
Rd6: This house would cease the use of detention without trial in the war on terror
Rd5: This house would make the directors of multinational companies personally liable for environmental abuses committed by their companies in the developing world
Rd4: This house believes that humanities courses should be part of every undergraduate programme
Rd3: This house would ban the use of unethically obtained data in scientific research
Rd2: This house would ban strikes by those working in essential state services
Rd1: TH supports military intervention to deliver emergency aid in humanitarian crises

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