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Motions for the 2013 Asian Schools Debating Championships hosted by Claret School of Quezon City in the Philippines from 15 May to 21 May. The Chief Adjudicators were Dino de Leon, Syed Saddiq, LP, Shamalie Madhu Jayatunge, and Ratib Ali.
Round 1: Politics and governance
THW make the salary of politicians equal to the per capita income of the country
THBT believes that corporations should not be allowed to contribute to campaigns
THW prefer a technocratic autocracy over a populist democracy
Round 2: Religion
THW compel religious adoption agencies to accept capable LGBT parents
THBT Free Speech should include the right to offend religions
THW remove all legal and economic privileges granted to religious organizations
Round 3: Finance and Economics
THW break up the big banks
THBT home countries should not penalize is citizens/corporations for bribery in foreign states
THBT multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence (majority of their industry) in their home countries
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The Baillie Gifford Oxford Women’s Open 2013 was CAed by Anat Shapira, Leela Koenig and Tasha Rachman.
R1: THW ban religious street preachers in the public sphere
R2: THBT The US Should Give South Korea Independent Control Over A Nuclear Arsenal
R3: TH, as a professional female athlete, would not pose in a sexualised manner for magazines and commercials
R4: In areas where hostage taking is a tactic, THBT soldiers, whose unit mate is about to be captured, should be required to kill their unit mate
R5: THW subsidise art that glorifies the working class
SF: In newly democratised nations, THW limit voting rights to those who have completed secondary education.
GF: TH as a feminist, would not join the army
The Tournament was CAed by Hasan Dindjer and Stephanie Bell.
R1: THW Grant An Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants
R2: THW Remove Patent Protection On Life-Saving Drugs In Low Income Countries
R3: THW Place Significant Decisions On Environmental Protection In The Hands Of Scientific Experts Rather Than Democratic Bodies
R4: THW Require All Religions To Allow Women To Ascend To Their Highest Ranks
GF: TH Opposes The Funding And Arming Of The Syrian Rebels By Western Nations
Motions for the 2013 LSE Open. The Chief Adjudicator was Jonathan Leader Maynar, who as joined by DCAs Leela Koenig and Christine Simpson.
R1: THBT western liberal democracies should institute bans on their citizens visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on tourism
R2: THW require prospective owners or large shareholders of sport clubs/teams to gain majority support from season ticket holders or other representatives of the fan base to complete their acquisition
R3: THW make conscription a war crime
R4: THW require close relatives of the homeless to pay their welfare costs to the extent that they can afford to do so
R5: THW allocate state funding for the arts exclusively to new and original work, and never to reproductions of ‘great works’ or other old plays, opera, music, films or art
QF: THBT the International Criminal Court should focus on indicting and prosecuting larger numbers of middle-to-low ranking suspects for war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, rather than smaller numbers of high ranking suspects
SF: THBT the civil and criminal legal system has no business considering or regulating behaviour that exclusively occurs in online virtual worlds such as ‘Second Life’
GF: THW support policies of ‘ever increasing political union’ – i.e. progressive political integration aimed at the distant goal of federal unification – amongst members of the League of Arab States
ESL GF: THW allow pro-life organisations to offer to pay women considering abortions to carry the baby to term (assuming adequate child support services exist)
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
York IV 2013, held at the University of York on Saturday, 26th January 2013
CAs: Matthew Handley, Marlena Valles
R1: THBT student newspapers and societies should have a ‘No platform’ policy for extremist political figures
R2: TH, as Tottenham Hotspur, would ban fans found chanting ‘Yid Army’
R3: THBT parents, where concerned, should install spyware to monitor their children’s online activity and communications
R4: THW ban religious proselytising and faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prisons
SF: THBT government should place a constitutional limit on regressive taxation
GF: TH regrets the societal acceptance of promiscuity
R1: THW create public housing for the poor in wealthy neighborhoods
R2: THBT Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
R3: THW only imprison individuals who pose a direct and continuing threat to society
R4: THBT international development institutions (such as the World Bank) should not finance natural resource extraction projects in corrupt states
R5: 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
R6: THW legally permit soldiers to refuse to participate in military actions or missions on the basis of conscious
R7: THBT European Union nations should forgive Greece’s sovereign debt
R8: THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradeable permit to have a child
R9: THW ban political parties and require candidates to run for office as independents
Half OF: THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the ground of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications
OF: THBT the US should cut off all military aid to Egypt
QF: THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services.
SF: THBT the WTO should never allow nations to place export restrictions on food, rare-earth metals, and other non-oil commodities
GF: THW not allow religious communities to expel members on the basis of views or actions that contradict doctrinal teachings
ESL QF: THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
ESL SF: THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a “Supreme Court” of independent scientific experts
ESL GF: THBT representatives democracies with large numbers of foreigners living in their territory (on temporary or permanent basis) should create specific seats to represent them in parliament
EFL QF: THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
EFL SF: THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
EFL GF: TH welcomes the decline of the United States of America as the sole global super power
Masters R1: Should parents raise their child/ren without gender?
Masters R2: Should we ever imprison nonviolent offenders?
Masters GF: Should we support free-schooling?
Prepared motions for the Malang Schools Debate Tournament (MASTER) 2012 held on the 31st of August 2012. Visit www.mdu-master2012.blogspot.com for more.
1. THBT We should regret Austalia’s new anti-tobacco marketing law
2. THW Introduce global tax for all country to collectively help international financial crisis
3. THW Push third world countries government to create National Lottery
1. THW Prosecute The Maker of Provocative Publications Containing Sensitive Issues During Election
2. THBT Indonesia Shouldn’t Interfere Too Much on Middle-East Conflict
3. THW Support The Dismission of Violent-Extremist Groups
In the name of Equality
1. TH Does Not Believe that Feminism is Universal
2. Feminist movements should encourage the use of lipstick
3. THW give extra subsidy in campaign funding for female candidates
1. TH Should not force someone to be witness in court
2. THW allow physical punishment for juvenile criminals
3. THW require doctors to report minors with HIV to their parents regardless of patient’s consent
Motions for the 2012 Singapore Debate Open 2012.
R1 (Gender) THBT nude protests regress the feminist movement
R2 (Technology, Environment, and Space) Assuming that it is feasible, THW actively encourage private mining operations on the moon
R3 (Labour Rights/Corporations (SMRT)) TH rejects the universality of rights of foreign workers
R4 (Zombies!!!!) In the event of a zombie apocalypse, strained of resources, THW abandon survivors in infested areas in the attempt to save more people
R5 (EU/Econs) THBT the future of the European Union lies in giving up the Euro currency
R6 (Sex Education) In developed countries with severe population replacement deficits, THW impose a sin tax on contraception
Original QF (Religion) THW remove the tax-exempt status of any religious organization involved in politics
QF (Law) THW allow repeat sex offenders the option of accepting permanent chemical castration in exchange for a lighter sentence
SF and Junior GF (Social Justice) THBT social injustice is a legitimate excuse for political violence.
GF (Geo Political) THW pay Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas
A rare side-note, there are two QF motions because the QF was re-drawn after one of the teams was disqualified due to the absense of one of its members.
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Prepared motions for the 2012 Saint John Youth Nation Cup hosted by St John’s Catholic Senior High School, BSD in Indonesia from 5-7 November 2012.
THW eliminate religion subject from school curriculum
THBT every country should have the right to own nuclear weapon
THBT feminist movement should oppose plastic surgery for beauty purpose
THBT after the passing of a peace resolution, minority race, which was discriminated, should be granted seats in parliaments
THW tax religious building