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Northeast Universities Debating

Championship 2012
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1. THW make proficiency in a country's official language a requirement for running for office
2. THB tat media figures sould no comment on !eremy "in's race.
#. THW $an companies from o%ning& staffing& or ser'icing prisons
(. TH regrets te stigma against speaking critically of recently deceased cele$rity figures
). THW $an non*merit $ased +reek letter organi,ations
-. THW $uild te .eystone /" pipeline
0uarters THW return te 1alklands to Argentina
2emis THW a$andon austerity.
1inals THBT supporters of a candidate sould not critici,e te candidate's policies during an
election season.
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Manchester IV 2012
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314 THB 5ndia sould remo'e its $an on 'Te 2atanic 6erses'
324 THW support te $uilding of $ig casinos to re7u'enate economically depri'ed areas
3#4 THB te +reek +o'ernment sould re7ect te latest E8& E9B : 5;1 $ailout agreement
3(4 THB te +ay 3igts ;o'ement sould oppose +ay <ride <arades in Western "i$eral
Democracies
3)4 THBT te states of former =ugosla'ia sould create a unified foot$all league
>pen 014 THBT 6ladmir <utin sould make a credi$le pu$lic offer to te 8nited 2tates for
7oint decommissioning of teir entire nuclear arsenal
E2" 214 THBT te ;edia sould not so% images of police $rutality
>pen 214 THBT film stars& music stars : oter popular entertainers sould $e proi$ited
from participating in political campaigns
E2" 1inal4 THW grant automatic asylum to %omen from countries under saria la%
>pen 1inal4 THBT Western European countries sould teac an o'er%elmingly negati'e
'ersion of teir imperial istories
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LSE 2012 Motions Corrections
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Te semi actually read4 THBT Western foreign policy sould seek to pre'ent 9ina's
acquisition of Africa's land and natural resources.
and round 1 %as4 THW grant te unqualified rigt to assisted suicide to all mentally sound
adults.
We ran te follo%ing infoslide for te final ?%itout %ic it %ould pro$a$ly a'e $een a $ad
idea to set as a motion@4
1or te purposes of tis de$ate& A;arBismA refers to a political ideology tat4
1. Asserts tat political acti'ity is dri'en $y class conflict
2. Argues tat te free market is inerently eBploitati'e
#. Ad'ocate te a$olition of capitalism and its replacement %it an egalitarian economic
system
9A team %as actually .oen 'an 2cie& 3ut 1aller and me.
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LSE Open 2012
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"2E >pen osted $y te "ondon 2cool of Economics. 1C *1D 1e$. 9A "i 2eng%u and
3ut 1aller
15EA"2 ;>T5>E4 TH regrets te decline of ;arBism in li$eral Western democracies
>pen Break semi4 THBT Western foreign policy sould seek to pre'ent 9ina's acquisition of
Africa's natural land and resources
E2" final4 THBT national go'ernments sould aim to depopulate rater tan regenerate
areas %it fe% 'ia$le economic acti'ities
0uarters THBT te state sould systematically use su$conscious manipulation to nudge
citi,ens to%ards good coices
round )4 TH %elcomes te ad'ent of eBtreme genetic enancements for uman $eings
round ( THBT te education system sould promote equality of outcomes o'er equality of
opportunities
round #4 THBT %estern countries sould in'est primarily in air po%er rater tan ground
troops for future military inter'entions
3ound 24 TH regrets te strong social norms in fa'our of lifelong monogamy
round 1 motion4 THW legalise all forms of assisted suicide for mentally sound people
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Aghveran IV 2012! Armenia
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Ag'eryan 56& Armenia's first parliamentary format de$ating competition& %ic took place on
;onday& 1e$ruary -.
Te motions used during te competition %ere te follo%ing4
3ound 14 THW punis sports teams for te criminal and 'iolent $ea'iour of teir fans.
3ound 24 THW $an foreign citi,ens from adopting Armenian cildren.
3ound #4 THW add a rigt to internet access to te Armenian constitution.
3ound (4 THB tat te Armenian media does not adequately represent te 'ie%s and
concerns of Armenian society.
1inal4 THB tat 7ournalism is more effecti'e tan political protest in olding go'ernments
responsi$le for teir actions.
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MAD Mini 2012 Motions
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Round 1: Social Round
Video.
That custody hearings should not take into account the biological
origin of the child.
That we should make pre-nuptial agreements a pre-requisite for all
marriages.
That we should use early childhood education to actively undermine
traditional gender roles.
Round 2: Criminal Justice Round
Video.
That we should lower the standard of proof in sexual assault trials to
be on the balance of probability rather than beyond reasonable
doubt!.
That we should repeal the statute of limitations.
That we should make complete and total rehabilitation the only
determinant of prisoner release dates.
Round 3: Rights Round
Video.
That the "est should adopt a one-child policy.
That human rights should be considered culturally relative.
That we should allow all citi#ens$ including the entirely healthy$ to
access assisted suicide.
Round 4: Military/Security Round
Video.
That countries should be able to prosecute foreign soldiers who
commit crimes whilst serving in their %urisdiction.
"e should allow soldiers to sue the government for negligence.
The &'' should consider the targeting of religious sites during
con(ict a crime against humanity.
Round 5: Gay Round
Video.
That )lee is good for the gay rights movement.
That we would not allow those wrongly accused of being gay to sue
for defamation.
That we should allow the creation of )*+T&, only schools.
Quarter inals: !emocracy Round
Video.
That true democracy would allow its citi#ens to vote for
authoritarianism.
That we should abolish term limits in established western
democracies.
-ssuming intelligence could be perfectly measured. that we should
make the power of your vote proportionate to your intelligence.
Semi inals: "ealth Round
Video.
That doctors should be allowed to lie in order to create or augment
a placebo-e/ect for their patients when no cure for their illness is
available.
That we should force treatment upon the mentally ill.
That we should allow religious organisations to pay women who are
considering abortion to carry their child to term.
Grand inal: !e#elo$ment Round
Video.
That dictators should 01V12 be able to access development loans.
That the 3nited 0ations should tax the pro4ts of all natural resource
sales worldwide.
That post-war reconstruction contracts should be restricted to
companies from countries which actively supported the war e/ort.
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"oa# Ma#asians 2012 Motions
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1. THBT %e sould not gi'e money to $eggars
2. THBT te 2tate sould impose a strict curfe% on minors
#. THW impose traffic fines $ased on a percentage of te offenderHs income
3ound 24 1">3A AED THE 1A8EA
1. THBT 1irst World 9ountries ;ust Accept En'ironmental 3efugees
2. THW recogni,e animal land rigts in de'elopment pro7ect
#. THBT climate conferences are a %aste of time
3ound #4 295EE9E AED TE9H
1. THBT it is time to stop space eBploration
2. THW for$id te pursuit of self*learning artificial intelligence
#. THBT intellectual property la%s are o$solete in te digital age
3ound (4 E9>E>;592 : "AB>83
1. THW rater support 12 3amli Burgers stands tan one Burger .ing
2. THW disallo% %orkers in essential sectors from striking
#. THW nationalise all $anks
Break 3ounds4
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1. THBT te international community sould lea'e 2yria alone
2. THW demand te immediate transfer of po%er from EgyptHs ruling military
council to a ci'ilian autority
#. THW Enforce a nuclear free ;iddle East
2enior 0uarterfinals4 53AE
1. THBT >$ama as $een Itoo softJ on 5ran
2. TH2 te European 8nionHs em$argo on 5ranian oil
#. THBT te international community sould lea'e 5ran alone
!unior 2emifinals4 I<oint and laug. >r may$e not.J +EEDE3 : 2E/8A"5T=
1. THW no longer recogni,e $eing called a omoseBual as a 'alid ground to
sue for defamation
2. THW recognise a #rd gender
#. THBT in conser'ati'e societies& special scools sould $e set up for
"+BT students
2enior 2emifinals4 E6E3=DA= <>"5T592
1. TH2 te >$ama administrationHs mo'e tat requires insurance companies to
a$sor$ te costs of contracepti'e ealtcare
2. THBT te !ustice and De'elopment <arty& not te army& are te $iggest
treat to Turkis democracy
#. THW not allo% corporations to make political contri$utions
!unior +rand 1inals4 ;alaysia
1. TH %ould limit terms of all ;em$ers of <arliament to only t%o terms in
office.
2enior +rand finals4 ;alaysia
1. THBT ser'ing ci'il ser'ants and politicians*in*office sould not $e
a%arded onorific titles
2. THW replace moral classes %it religious classes for non*;uslims in
pu$lic scools
#. THW grant te rigt to 'ote only to residing ;alaysians
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Corne## IV $ Novice Nationa#s 2012
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1. THW $an religious institutions from discriminating against same seB couples in
adoption proceedings.
2. THBT crimes perpetrated against police officers sould not carry ea'ier sentences
tan tose against ordinary mem$ers of t pu$lic
#. THBT all and any race $ased affirmati'e action policies sould $e $ased on %ealt
instead.
(. TH2 3omeo and !uliet la%s.
). THW %itdra% go'ernment funding from umanities researc deemed to a'e
insignificant cance of a'ing any social impact.
-. TH supports te use of te %ord AaparteidA to descri$e 5srael's treatment of
<alestinians.
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SEMIFINALS: THW arm Syrian rebels.
FINALS
THW directly elect te 82 'ice president
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THW $an te ad'ertisement of cosmetic products.
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THBT ci'il diso$edience is ne'er morally 7ustified in democracies %it full
suffrage.
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%OM&e% 1' Eng#ish Debate
Competition In(onesia
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<repared motions for te .>;<e. 1( Englis De$ate 9ompetition in 5ndonesia
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)ra*i+aa Eng#ish ,o-rnament 2012
In(onesia
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