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Round 1: This House would ban videogames in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic

Round 2: This House would require international development aid budgets to be approved by popular referenda.
Round 3: This House, as the Muslim Brotherhood, would sincerely offer to cease resistance, participate in elections, and
respect a liberal constitution.
Round 4: This House would permit government agencies to conduct automated surveillance without court authorization.
Round 5: This House believes that Israel should allow members of the Jewish diaspora to vote in its elections.
Round 6: This House applauds the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality.
Round 7: This House believes that it is in China's strategic interest to cease all non-humanitarian assistance to North
Korea until it verifiably ends Its nuclear programme.
Round 8: This House believes that Barack Obama should not have granted legal immunity to officials who ordered the use
of torture.
Round 9: This House would provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services, rather than cash payments.
ESL Motions
QuarterFinal: THBT men should consistently call out and correct chauvinistic claims by colleagues and co-workers.
SemiFinal: THB that environmentalists should launch a campaign of sabotage and property destruction aimed at major
polluting companies.
ESL Final Motion: THB the state should not fund any work of art or performance that the average citizens would not
recognise as having artistic merit
Open motions
QuarterFinals: THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools.
SemiFinals: TH Regrets that Western Media has Demonised Islamic Terrorists Rather than Portraying Them as Criminals
with Legitimate Political Grievances.
Open Final Motion: THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test.
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
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
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
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
Round 1: This house would bring back death penalty.
Round 2: This house would prohibit the media from using software to cosmetically improve an individuals appearance.
Round 3: This house believes that Germany should ban the publication of Mein Kampf indefinitely
Round 4: This house believes that Barack Obama should have vetoed any debt deal that did not increase taxation.

Round 5: This house would allow the creation of donor siblings.

Round 6: This house believes that hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
Round 7: This house believes that early childhood education in schools should undermine traditional gender roles.
Round 8: This house believes that America and the EU should cease all financial, political and military support to both
Israel and the Palestinian Authority until they reach a peace agreement.
Round 9: This house would legally require priests to report all serious crimes that they hear of in confessions.
Quarters: This house would never fight for King and Country.
ESL Quarters: This house would ban all EU arms companies from selling arms outside the EU
ESL Semifinals: This house would require persons who work in the media to wait four years before running for public
office or working for the government
Semifinals: This house believes that the West should promise preferential economic and political cooperation to Arab
democracies who adopt secular constitutions.
ESL Finals: This house believes God Exists.
Finals: this house believes that the state should pay reparations to women
Round 1: THBT the EU should pursue new member states by removing all non-economic membership
conditions, including political system and global location
Round 2: THBT schools should prioritise authority of the teacher over enjoyment of the pupil
Round 3: THW offer increased aid to the developing world countries that encourage and accept large
influxes of immigrants
Round 4: THBT social disgust is sufficient justification for censoring art
R5: THBT Bradley Manning should be pardoned if he is convicted of ?communicating, transmitting and delivering
national defence information to an unauthorised source?
R6: THW allow all women, and women only, to bear arms
R7: THW offer the Taliban power-sharing deals in exchange for acts of disarmament
R8: THBT developing nations should distribute as a dividend to citizens all income derived from natural resource
Open Quarters: This House would prohibit gay pride parades in countries or areas where there is a risk of violent backlash
against those involved.
ESL Quarters: This House would extend the full protections of international law to guerilla fighters, insurgents and
Open Semis: This House believes that the state should determine the wages to be payed (in both private and public
sectors) for jobs deemed of moral value or societal importance.
ESL Semis: This House would grant higher primates rights equivalent to those of human children.
ESL final: THBT even in response to the most serious crimes a just penal system should have no consideration for
societys desire for retribution.
Open final: THBT after a humanitarian intervention has halted human rights abuses the occupation forces should leave if
the population clearly establishes this as their wish
R1: THW allow the police to use entrapment.
R2: THW use the education system to instill moral norms in children beyond mere obedience to the law.
R3: THW grant citizenship to illegal immigrants who report on work-place exploitation.
R4: THBT the gay rights movement should oppose gay marriage.
R5: THBT western liberal countries have a moral duty to spread democracy across the world using force where necessary.
R6: THBT custody hearings should not take a child's biological parentage into account.
R7: THW allow doctors to actively lie to their patients in order to create or augment a placebo effect.
ESL QF: THW allow the police to physically discipline children below the age of criminal responsibility.
QF: THW allow political parties to designate certain pre-election claims as binding promises, the breaking of which
would trigger immediate fresh elections.

ESL SF: THBT countries where assisted suicide is illegal should prosecute those who assist others that travel abroad to
receive euthanasia.
SF: THBT desecration of religious sites is a legitimate tactic of warfare.
ESL GF: THW remove all legal barriers to the genetic enhancement of humans.
GF: THW abolish all limits on immigration.
Round 1: This House would require people to work in return for welfare payments.
Round 2: This House believes that sporting bodies should penalise teams when their players commit criminal acts off the
Round 3: This House would use military force where necessary to deliver emergency aid.
Round 4: This House would make fines relative to wealth
Round 5: This house would ban the physical punishment of children by parents.
Round 6: This House believes developed countries should not accept skilled migrants from developing countries.
Round 7: This House would pay morbidly obese people to lose weight.
"Main break" quarter final:This House would ban the broadcast of recordings produced by terrorists
ESL quarter final: This House would require all schools to teach safe sex to children from age 10 regardless of parental
"Main break" semi final: This House would abolish income tax
ESLsemi final: This House believes the European Union should declare thatenergy security is a legitimate reason for
military action
"Main break" finals: This house would ban Nazi and Soviet symbols
ESL finals: This house would allow soldiers to opt out of individual conflict for personal reasons
"This house believes that the state should publish deliberate mistruths during times of war."
"This house would withdraw the right to veto the accession of new members to EU."
EFL Semifinal
"This House would grant the state the exclusive right to make decisions on behalf of the mentally ill."
ESL Semifinal
"This House believes that the state should not fund any fertility treatments."
EFL Quarters
"This House would forcibly settle the Roma."
ESL Quarters
"This House would distribute development aid through religious organizations rather than the state."
Preliminary rounds:
R1: "This House would take lifestyle choices into account in the allocation of scarce medical resources."
R2: "This House believes the state should prohibit all items of clothing which cover the face."
R3: "This House believes that democracy is a necessary condition for economic growth and stability (ANALYSIS)"
R4: "This House believes that Turkey should invade Northern Iraq to fight Kurdish terrorist organisations."
R5: "This House would require prescription for the 'morning-after-pill'"
R6: "This House would introduce a time limit on bringing prosecutions for genocide."
R7: "This House would prosecute parents who take their children to another legal jurisdiction in order to carry out an act
which is illegal in their home country."
"THW Allow the Use of Racial Profiling By Police Forces." ESL Final
"THW make failure to render reasonable assistance to a person in distress a criminal offence"
Semi Finals
"THW withdraw from the Ottawa convention banning the sale of land mines."
ESL Semi Finals
"THW remove the Arms Embargo on China"

Quarter Finals "THW condemn companies that seek to avoid first world regulations on human drug testing by conducting
their trials in the developing world."
Preliminary Round Motions
1. "THW make the post-mortem donation of organs compulsory without exception"
2. "THW support the right of Chechnya to secede"
3. "THBT popular referenda should not be used to ratify the EU constitution"
4. "THW prosecute the perpetrators of domestic violence
without the consent of the victim" 5. "THW grant immunity from prosecution to dictators who step down"
6. "THBT the state should assist healthy people commit suicide"
Round 1: This House regrets the decline of tightly integrated families.
Round 2: Infoslide: Climate engineering is a deliberate and large-scale intervention in earths climatic system in an effort
to combat Global Warming. Climate engineering may take many forms; Examples include, but are not limited to, planting
large forests where none previously existed, fertilizing the ocean with iron to dramatically increase the population of
algae, and increasing cloud coverage so less sunlight reaches earths suface. Motion: This house believes that
environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment, in an attempt to
combat Global Warming.
Round 3: This House believes that in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational
skills to the exclusion of the Liberal Arts.
Round 4: This House would prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes.
Round 5: This House belives that the international community should cut off internet access in Syria.
Round 6: This House belives that developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily
disincentivise urbanisation.
Round 7: Infoslide: Over the last decade, scientists have identified a range of chemicals that exist naturally in the brain
and shape individuals moral behaviour. Significant amounts of research is now being carried out to create moral
enhancement drugs, which would alter the levels of such chemicals. Such drugs have been shown to increase individuals
tendencies to display empathy and care for others, to behave in altruistic way, and to resist pressures to act in ways that
violate their personal ethical beliefs. Motion: This House would ban the research and production of moral enhancement
Round 8: This House believes that the United States and the European Union should seek to promote peace by heavily
subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories.
Round 9: This House, as a medical professional employed by the United States military or security services, would, and
would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing Enhanced Interrogation
Open partial double octofinals: This house would allow corporations to use hackers to retaliate against cyberattacks where
the state seems unwilling or unable to do so.
Open Octofinals: This house believes that disadvantaged groups should emphasise their conformity with, rather than
distictiveness from dominant culture; as a strategy for improving their social position.
Open Quarterfinals: This house regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism.
Open Semifinals: This house believes that all states should create special economic zones in cities, where all economic
activities (except the purchase of goods and services) are carried out by women.
Open Finals: This house believes that humanitarian organisations should and should be allowed to give funding, resources
or services ti illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians.
ESL Finals: This house believes that liberal democracies that overthrow the governments of other states should impose
power sharing even when this overrides or delays democratic representation.
ESL Semifinals: This house would severely limit companies ability to replace workers with technology
ESL Quarterfilans: The broken windows theory describes the concept that substantial amounts of petty crime create that
increase major crime. Many jurisdictions, including most famously New York State, have introduced policing policies in
response; and respond to areas of high crime with substantial increase in police presence, arrest and prosecution rates for

petty crime and harsher punishments. Motion: This house believes that the African-American community should oppose
"broken windows policies"
EFL Semifinals: This house would ban its citizens from visiting iliberal states whose economies depend on tourism.
Round 1: THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas
Round 2: THBT Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
Round 3: THW only imprison individuals who pose a direct and continuing threat to society
Round 4: THBT International development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource
extraction projects in corrupt states
Round 5: THBT self described progressive males of dominant ethnicities are morally obliged to refrain from taking
positions of responsibility where there is a qualified alternative candidate from a historically disadvantaged group who
would otherwise receive the post
Round 6: THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscience
Round 7: THBT European Union nations should forgive Greeces sovereign debt
Round 8: THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have a child
Round 9: THW ban political parties and require all candidates for national public office to seek election as independents
Quarter Finals THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their
university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
Semi Finals THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a
'supreme court' of scientific experts
Final This House welcomes the decline of the USA as the sole global super power.
Quarter Finals: THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their
university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
Semi Finals: THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
Grand Final: THBT representative democracies with large numbers of foreigners living in their territory (on temporary or
permanent basis) should create specific seats to represent them in parliament.
Partial Double Octo Finals THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or
otherwise discriminatory implications
Octo Finals: THBT the US should cut off military aid to Egypt
Quarter Finals: THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services
Semi Finals: TBHT the WTO should never allow nations to place export restrictions on food, rare-earth metals, and other
non-oil commodities
Grand Final: THW not allow religious communities to expel members on the basis of views or actions that contradict
doctrinal teachings
Round 1: THW make fathers take paternity leave.
Round 2: THW prevent politicians from making fact claims, that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading
Round 3: THW force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment.
Round 4: THW require individuals to use all their wealth beyond USD 5 millions for philanthropic projects.
Round 5: THW require deaf parents to send their kids (whether deaf/hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary &
secondary education.
Round 6: TH supports politicians who pass progressive legislation even when it is contrary to the wishes of the
democratic electorate.
Round 7: TH supports the free movement of labour worldwide.
Round 8: THW exempt academic disputes from defamation law.
Round 9: THW ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system.

Octo Finals: THW not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or
Quarter Final: THBT "Western" consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them.
Semi Final: THBT images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult
site/xxx domain.
Final: TH supports nationalism.
Quarter Final: THW limit Government ministers' standard of living to that of someone on the current median wage.
Semi Final: In countries with few female politicians, this house believes it is good to have a politically active 'first lady'
Grand Final: THS scientist who fabricate evidence exaggerating certainty of man-made climate change where there is low
likelihood of being caught.
English as a foreign language (EFL):
Semi Final: THBT when doctors discover a patient has a STD, they should reveal that information to the patients partner.
Master R1: THW stop public funding for the post secondary education and use the money to give everyone an equal
loathsome payment on their 18th Birthday to use how they see fit.
Adj Test: THW ban all reporting of individual hostage taking.
Public Speaking: Why I debate?
Women's Night Motion: THW only sell porn for women made by women.
Round 1: This house believes that the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas (schools of Islamic
study) throughout the Islamic world
Round 2: This house would allow first-time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them in
place of a prison sentence
Round 3: This house regrets the rise of a 'hookup culture' (one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters
focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
Round 4: This house believes that developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for
elected office
Round 5: This house believes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the interests of the small and medium-sized
negotiating countries. Info slide:
- A number of countries are currently negotiating to establish the world's largest free trade area by comprehensively
liberalising trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
- This proposed agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would include the following countries: United
States, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Mexico, Chile, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zeland, Peru and Brunei.
- China is NOT included in these negotiations.
Round 6: This house would make the receipt of welfare payments to raise children conditional on the use of long-term,
but reversible, contraception
Round 7: This house believes that government agencies that regulate drugs should only test whether a drug is safe, not
whether it is effective, before approving it for public use. Info slide: Generally, government agencies, responsible for
regulating drugs (for example the Food and Drug Administration, or the European Medicines Agency) rewuire that a new
drug pass two different tests before being approved for public use. These seperate tests asses whether a drug is:
- First, "safe", does the drug pose an unacceptable health risk?
- Second, "effective", does the drug do what it claims to do?
Round 8: This house believes that NATO should unconditionally offer membership to the states of the former Soviet
Union, excluding Russia
Round 9: This house regrets the commodification of indigenous cultures
EFL Semi-Finals This house believes that the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
EFL Final This house believes that multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere
in their supply chain
ESL Quarter-Finals This house would remove all copyright protection for material deemed to be morally objectionable

ESL Semi-Finals This house believes that Pope Francis should publicly encourage Catholics to support radically
redistributive government policies
ESL Grand Final This house would allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders
Open Partial Double Octo-Finals This house would abolish gated communities in the developing world
Open Octo-Finals This house believes that Japan should shame its soldiers who participated in WWII, including those
who did not commit war crimes themselves
Open Quarter-Finals This house would auction off the long-term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit
Open Semi-Finals This house believes that women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia, such
as waxing and labiaplasty
Open Grand Final: This house believes that India should adoptaggressive free market policies.
Masters' Round 1 This house believes that the feminist movement should actively fight to liberate men from their
prescribed gender roles
Masters' Round 2 This house would redraw the borders of Africa
Masters' Grand Final: This House would never categorize people on their race.
Rd1: This house believes that national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population
Rd2: This house believes that all states have a right to nuclear weapons
Rd3: This house believes that governments should not provide benefits on the basis of marital status
Rd4: This house believes that central banks should set limits on government spending
Rd5: This wouse would prioritise asylum Seekers who have engaged in armed struggle against oppressive regimes
Rd6: This wouse would allow teachers unions the right to strike
Rd7: This wouse would require individuals to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet
Rd8: This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union
Rd9: This house believes that social movements should use the courts rather than the legislature to advance social change
Octo: This wouse would buy countries votes in nternational organizations
Qtr: This house believes that courts should not enforce wills that discriminate on the basis of race Semi: This house
opposes organised religion
Final: This wouse would invade Zimbabwe
EFL Semi: This house supports a one state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
EFL Final: This wouse would give more votes to the poor
ESL Qtr: This house believes that domestic courts should try foreign nationals who commit war crimes abroad
ESL Semi: This wouse would prefer that the children of racial minorities be adopted by parents of that race
ESL Final: This house believes that the courts should break up consistently dominant political parties
Masters Rd1: This wouse would buy local
Masters Final: This house prefers a philosopher King to a tyrannical democracy
Round 0: BAN
THW ban websites that do your assignments for you
THBT governments should totally ban smoking
THW ban hymen reconstruction surgery
THBT the right to free speech does not extend to offending religion
THBT religious organizations should pay taxes on donations received and assets owned
THBT the Pope should be prosecuted for the crimes of Roman Catholic priests
THBT doctors should be obligated to report suspected cases of domestic abuse
THBT doctors should not be forced to perform medical procedures that are against their faith
THW ban treatments that claim to cure homosexuality

THBT post conflict societies should recruit rebel soldiers into state armies
THBT it is justified to represent fallen regimes as absolutely evil in history textbooks
THW confiscate property of those who cooperated with oppressive regimes after the fall of the regime
THW pay youth to not migrate from rural areas to urban centres
THW impose a prohibitive tax on car ownership (i.e. making car ownership VERY expensive)
THW impose curfews in high crimes areas
Round 5: MEDIA
THBT western liberal democracies should ban online anonymity
THBT the willingness to participate in formal public election debates should be a pre-requisite for candidates running for
national office
THW ban ads that use sex to sell products
THBT Harry Potter has done more harm than good for literature
THBT important characters in movies should be portrayed by actors of the same ethnicity
THW impose a minimum age for pop stars
THBT it's time the US recognize Hamas as a legitimate representative of Palestine
THBT the National League for Democracy (NLD) should not boycott the elections in Burma
THBT the leaders of nations that stockpile agricultural products for economic gain while global hunger persists should be
charged with crimes against humanity
THW compel children to care for their parents
THW allow minors to apply to be recognized as adults before they reach the age of majority
THBT individuals who have undergone cosmetic surgery should be required to declare it to anyone whom they want to
have children with
Quarterfinal and EFL Semifinal: IMMIGRATION
THBT ASEAN nations should accept Burmese refugees
TH should accept migrants even if they do not respect laws of polygamy
THW give asylum to sexual minorities
Round 1 (Eminem & Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor)
THBT those on organ transplant waiting lists should be prioritised according to lifestyle choices
THW disallow individuals below a certain income level from participating in clinical trials
THBT, in the event of life-threatening illnesses, medical decisions should be made by their doctors and not their parents
Round 2 (Survivor - Eye of the Tiger)
THW mandate equal primetime coverage for men's and women's sports
THW ban all sports that define winning as inflicting pain or glorifying its simulation
THBT companies that promote unhealthy lifestyles should be disallowed from sponsoring sporting events
Round 3 (Jay-Z & Mr. Hudson - Forever Young)
THW forcefully reallocate talent and resources from all the top educational institutions (primary, secondary and tertiary)
to those at the bottom
THW require universities to share the burden in repaying the loans of their graduates if they are unable to find
THW abolish unpaid internships
Round 4 (Neil Young - This Land Is My Land)
THW exempt indigenous communities from laws relating to environmental protection
THW actively and forcefully reverse transmigration policies instituted by former dictators or colonial masters
THBT tribal law should have jurisdiction over all crimes committed on tribal land, regardless of who the perpetrator is

Round 5 (Star Wars Imperial March)

THBT the ASEAN should have a defense pact stipulating that any attempt by China to occupy the South China Sea
islands will be met with military force
THW ban the use of unmanned combat vehicles (i.e. drones) in combat operations
THBT the United States should adopt a policy that in the event Israel launches any attack on Iran, the U.S. will withdraw
all military support to it
Round 6 (Rihanna & Eminem - Love the Way You Lie)
THBT liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidise hymen reconstruction surgery
THBT the feminist movement should condemn celebrities (like Rihanna) who choose to continue to pursue a personal
relationship with abusive partners
THBT the French government should repeal the ban on the burqa
Round 7 (Sister Sledge - We Are Family)
THW legalise polygamy
THBT state welfare should only subsidise families up to a certain size
THBT liberals have a moral duty to abstain from marriage until gay marriage is legalised
Round 8 (Diana King - I Say a Little Prayer for You)
THBT religions should be held liable for making curative claims on illnesses if an individual refuses to seek life-saving
medical treatment
THW ban proselytizing in prisons
THW ban gay conversion therapy
Open Octofinals
THW cap the number of patents that a corporation can simultaneously hold
THBT corporations only have a duty to their shareholders
THBT victims of environmental abuses by foreign companies should be allowed to hold them liable in the company's
country of origin
EFL Semifinals
THW disallow plea-bargaining in criminal trials
THW make sexual harassment a criminal offense instead of a civil suit
THW elect judges
Open Quarterfinals
Assuming that the technology to predict crime to a very high probability exists, THW use it to preemptively arrest
individuals for their potential involvement.
Assuming it is possible to do so, THW identify and abort foetuses that will demonstrate sociopathic tendencies in later life
Assuming it is possible to do so, THW permanently alter the minds of violent criminals
Open Semifinals
THW ban associates of deposed dictators from contesting elections
THW reserve seats in legislatures for individuals from lower-income groups
THW grant non-transient migrants the right to vote
EFL Grand Final
THBT contracts for projects funded by development aid or loans should be awarded exclusively to domestic companies in
the recipient nation
THBT non-democratic regimes are better at achieving economic goals
THS the use of child labour developing countries
Open Grand Final
THBT former colonial masters have a responsibility to restore stability in their former colonies that descend into conflict
THBT the international community should form a coalition of the willing and intervene in Syria with or without United
Nations approval
THBT humanitarian aid does more harm than good in active conflict zones

Round 1:
THW not allow minors to be involved in politics.
THW scrap the government pension system. / THW pay the youth to not migrate from rural areas to urban centers.
TH regrets the practice of 'tiger' parenting.
Round 2:
THBT copyright of visual media belongs to the subject and not the photographer.
THW build a national DNA database.
THW ban the collection and sale of location and usage information by Smartphone companies.
Round 3:
THW ban adult entertainment from casinos.
THBT it is wrong to raise money for social welfare through national lotteries.
THW remove all sin taxes.
Round 4:
THBT countries which pollute common waters should lose their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).
THW not grant citizenship at birth to the children of foreigners on domestic soil.
THW pay the militaries of the other states to fight our battles.
Round 5:
THBT doctor should never lie to their patients, even for their own good.
TH celebrates the willingness of women to be 'sluts'.
THW allow individuals to purchase behavior-modifying drugs without prescription.
Round 6:
THBT China should leave the WTO.
THBT China should support the unification of the two Koreas.
THBT China should actively incentivize celebrities and public figures who are non citizen ethnic Chinese to naturalize.
Round 7:
THW make education in the high arts mandatory in schools.
THW require presidential candidates to disclose their official records upon public request.
TH regrets the high priority given to sports in the national consciousness.
Round 8:
TH prefers a secular autocracy to a fundamentalist democracy.
THW erase the legacies and tear down monuments dedicated to deposed dictators.
THW require election campaigns to be bi-/multi-lingual.
Double Octo Finals:
-THBT states should actively protect the practice of home grown religion.
-THBT the state should cease to recognize the specific 'right to religious freedom.
-THW not allow religious missions to access the vulnerable.
Octo Finals:
THW target the families of our enemies.
THBT its legitimate for states to exaggerate threats to pass unpopular legislation they deem to be in the interest of
national security.
THW discontinue all Black Operations.
Quarter Finals:
THW make the raising of business and labour standards a prerequisite for development aid.
THW punish financial institution who fail to maintain liquidity in situation of market fluctuation.
THW discard tourism reliant economy strategies.
Semi Finals:
TH welcomes the development of the feminist discourse that embraces and expounds on the physical psychological
differences between men and women.

THBT seduction is a legitimate tool in achieving political ends.

THW send women as ambassadors to the countries that oppress women.
THW never offer amnesty to heads of state in the midst of possible regime change.
Round 1: Education
THBT academic researchers should restrict public access to their research that has not undergone peer review.
THW make public universities free.
THW require all public servants to send their children to public school.
Round 2: If I Were A Doctor
As far as they are able to, THBT doctors have an obligation to disclose to a patient's sexual partners that the patient has
THBT doctors should never administer life sustaining treatment to those pronounced brain dead.
THBT doctors should refuse to administer abortions on patients who insist on maintaining a pro-life stance.
Round 3: Mind Your Own Business
THW abolish all patents.
THW nationalize any company that is deemed to be too big to fail.
TH supports multinational corporations who outsource their production to countries that have loose labor laws.
Round 4: Social Networking
THBT social networking sites have done more harm than good for interpersonal interaction.
THBT social networks like Grindr should not allow users to prevent their profiles from being searched by members of a
specific race.
TH condemns dating sites like Ashley Madison that are targeted at people in relationships looking to have an affair.
Round 5: Gender
THW require all employees to take the same amount of leave and work the same number of hours that their average
female colleague with a child does.
Regardless of parental consent, THW fund gender reassignment surgery for minors.
THBT homosexual movement should out homosexuals they know to be in the closet.
Round 6: Crime and Punishment
TH supports the indefinite detention of individuals in the interest of public safety.
THBT justice should involve no consideration for retribution and focus on rehabilitation instead.
THW ban proselytizing (to induce someone to convert to one's faith) in prisons.
Round 7: Environment
THW not cut funding to research that seeks to deal with climate change, even in the wake of austerity.
THW stop searching for new sources of oil.
THW stop preventing the worsening of climate change and focus on adapting to its consequences instead.
Round 8: Democracy
TH prefers a system of proportional representation to first-past-the-post voting.
TH supports parties who choose their policy positions on bills being voted on in the legislature through an online vote by
their constituents.
THBT majority of the members of the legislature should be chosen from a socially representative random draw from the
general population.
Octo Final: Geopolitics and Conflict
In post-conflict societies, THW stop collecting and destroy all information regarding the ethnic and religious identities of
its citizens.
For as long as Israel occupies Palestinian territories, TH supports an academic boycott of Israel.
THBT journalists should not use deception to gain access to rogue states or conflict zones.
Open Quarter Final and EFL Pre-mi Final: Economics
THW not tax investment income.

THBT governments should balance their budgets unless they secure consent to the contrary from young voters via
TH supports the wider use of alternative, non-centralized currencies such as BitCoin.
Open Semi Final and EFL Semi Final: Discourse
TH regrets individualism as the dominant conception of morality in contemporary liberal discourse.
THBT political correctness gain is discourses loss.
TH regrets the states monopoly over historical narratives.
EFL Grand Final: Socio Legal
THW abolish welfare services for the poor and give them the equivalent in cash instead.
THBT spouses with no employment income should be entitled to a significant portion of their partners wages/salary.
THW have affirmative action for the ugly.
Open Grand Final: Social Justice
THBT all children should be surrendered to the states care upon birth.
THW cap the number of years a person can own land.
THW ban inheritance.
THBT individuals found guilty of crimes overseas should serve their sentences in their country of origin.
That trial by jury sould be abolished.
Round 2: Gay Rights
That this house would legislate to prevent gays becoming parent.
That we should swash the myth of the 'lipstick lesbian'.
That the gay rights movement should mourn the emergence of 'gay-bourhoods'.
Round 3: Environment
That the poverty of people should be a secondary concern to the demise of the environment.
That the decision to uphold the ban on whaling is an act of Western Imperialism.
That this house would charge the CEO of corporations for crimes committed against the environment in the Third World.
Round 4: Popular Culture
That "hip-hop" culture has a harmful effect on non-black communities.
That fringe art should receive no governmental funding.
That this house would allow the production of animated child pornography.
Round 5: Asia
That the ASEAN should take an interventionist stance in separatist conflicts in member states.
That Japan should have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
That this house supports the call for Gloria'sresignation.
Round 6: The Media
That cheque-book journalism should be banned.
That Microsoft should not help China censor the Internet.
That Holocaust denial should be a crime.
Round 7: Terrorism
That this house would pay for the return of hostages.
That the US should prevent its residents from accessing the Al Jazeera Network.
That this house would establish a permanent international tribunal for trying terrorists.
Round 1 - Back to the Future of Basics
THBT states that heavily disincentivize smoking (eg. prohibitive sin taxes, graphic health warnings, limited smoking
areas) should instead ban it altogether.
THBT states that criminalize the supply side of prostitution should criminalize the demand side as well.
THBT states that legalize same-sex marriage should also allow incestuous marriage.
Round 2 - ma-ART-eh
TH regrets Taylor Swifts decision to pull out her entire music catalogue from Spotify.
THBT liberal democracies should prohibit the visual depiction of Muhammad in any media (print, television, internet) by

THW not consider the comments and interviews of authors, like JK Rowling, in the interpretation of their books such as
Harry Potter (Albus Dumbledore being gay, Harry meant for Hermione, HP as being not about racism).
Round 3 - Say yes, say yes. DO you need to know?
THR the passage of Californias affirmative consent laws
THBT conscientious objection is a legitimate defense in denying gays access to non-essential goods or services (hotel
accommodation, wedding cakes, etc.)
THBT the state should leave the legal gender category of individuals blank and give them the choice to fill it up when
they reach the age of majority.
Round 4 - Crime does not pay. So who pays?
THW allow detainees to pay to upgrade their living conditions in prison.
THBT the state should pay compensation to those who are wrongfully convicted.
THW criminalize the payment of ransom.
Round 5 - Birds of the same feather
THW ban boarding schools.
THBT the state should create an exclusive school specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
subjects for girls.
TH regrets the practice of pooling highly intelligent students in one class (such as honors or cream sections) by schools.
Octofinals - Around the World
TH regrets OPEC's decision to continue pumping out supply of oil.
TH supports Turkey's plan to arm Syrian rebels.
THBT Hongkong should declare independence in the event that Beijing interferes in its 2017 elections.
Quarterfinals - Party in the USA
THBT the composition of police forces should reflect the racial demographic of the state.
TH regrets Obama's unilateral shift in immigration policy without the backing of Congress.
TH, as Republicans, would not support John McCain's campaign against 'enhanced interrogation techniques'.
Semifinals - Does size matter?
THBT states should actively break up one-stop shop establishments (including but not limited to malls and supermarkets).
THBT the United States should have revived the Glass-Steagall Act instead of passing the Dodd-Frank Act.
THW prohibit individuals or entities from from owning more than one public utility.
Grandfinals - Just my imagination
Assuming the technology exists, THW allow individuals to swap bodies. [the motion debated by the finalists]
TH supports a world where people can read each other's mind.
Assuming the technology exists for animals to communicate in the human language, THW destroy such technology.
Round - 1. This House Would allow movies to condemn religious beliefs.
Round 2 - This House Believes That modern day Activism is developing as fake-ism.
Round 3 - This House Believes That social media does not make people social. (Impromptu Debate)
Round 4. This House Believes That Superheroes should not get married. (Humor Debate)
Round 5 - This House Would give parents the right to be restituted by their children for money spent on their upbringing.
(Taken from NUJS Parliamentary Debates)
Quarter Finals: This House Believes That governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over
economic growth. (Taken from WSDC 2014 Finals)
Semi Finals - This House Would restrict Foreign Direct Investment in Nepal.
Finals - This House Supports a national minimum wage.
Final - Freedom of Speech
THW not recognize funding political campaigns as part of corporate free speech.
THBT countries that criminalize Holocaust-denial should also criminalize religious satire.
THW punish individuals claiming moral support for IS by severely invading their privacy.

Semis - Sex
THBT sex education should include teaching girls how to masturbate.
THBT Thailand should embrace its sex industry.
In countries where prostitution is legal, THW install brothels in prisons.
Quarters - Business
THBT businesses that profit from a nation's heritage should pay royalties to that nation (including but not limited to a
nation's cuisines, dresses, and services)
THBT China should transition from a knockoff economy to a strong intellectual property protection economy.
THBT the ASEAN Economic Community should not be delayed, but cancelled.
R1 Justice/Law
THW criminalise failure to render reasonable assistance to those in need
THW make the racial composition of the police force proportional to that of the community that they police in
THBT a just penal system should have no consideration for societys desire for retribution
R2 Religion
THW enforce a mandatory student exchange program for children in religious schools to study in secular schools
THW not allow religion-based political parties to run for office
THBT people who refuse to accept jobs which require them to remove religious dress should not receive unemployment
TH, as a closeted homosexual in an oppressed society, would build a family with the opposite sex instead
THW disallow parents from pursuing sex corrective surgeries for their intersex children
THBT transsexuals should fight for recognition as part of the opposite sex rather than as a third gender
R4 Tech is Sexy
TH supports vigilante acts of hacking
TH regrets the rise of Uber.
THBT the state should encourage individuals to disconnect from social media
R5 Geopol
In light of government failure to address Boko Haram, THW invade Nigeria
TH prefers targeted assasination of leaders of sham democracies over a social uprising
Despite North Korea's alleged hacking of Sony Pictures, THBT the United States should not have renewed sanctions
against North Korea.
R6 Feminism
THW create female only schools for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries
In the early detection of a fetus with a terminal debilitating disease, THW pay the mother to undergo abortion
TH regrets the "He for She" campaign.
Round 1: TH regrets the wide use of standardized tests
Round 2: THW ban the use of all models in fashion industry, including fashion shows and advertisements
Round 3: THBT developing countries should aggressively invest in private education enterprises instead of funding public
Round 4: THW allow convicted criminals to convert part of their prison sentence to physical torture
Round 5: THW require all candidates for public office to seek election as independents
Semi-finals: THW ban any mentioning of ISIS in all media in all countries in the Anti-ISIS Coalition
Grand Final: THW have student representation in national legislatures
THW lynch Paris Hillton.
THBT Donald Duck is a homosexually-oriented maniac.
THS Deez Nuts for President.