2016-06-06

World Universities Debating Championship

Motions for Worlds

Motions for World Universities Debating Championship

37th Dutch Worlds (2017)

Round 1: 
THBT post-genocidal regimes should destroy all places of extermination (for example, death camps). 
Round 2:
THW allow members of the armed forces to form labour unions
Round 3:
THBT sports leagues should significantly tax and redistribute from wealthier teams to poorer teams
Round 4:
In areas with rapidly rising property prices, THW suspend all restrictions on property development that are not health and safety requirements (for example, environmental zoning regulations, building height restrictions, and regulations on the appearance of buildings)
Round 5:
THBT the Netherlands should allow citizens to purchase additional votes from the government at a cost proportional to their wealth (for example, one additional vote for 1% of wealth) InfoSlide: The Netherlands has a political system with many political parties in which no one party typically gets a majority of the vote. Seats in the parliament are allocated in proportion to the number of votes received by each party on a national level (‘proportional representation’). The government is formed by the coalition of parties that has a majority in the parliament.
Round 6:
THB the world would be a better place if women from privileged backgrounds turned down any benefits arising from AA programs.
Round 7:
THBT S Korea should produce nuclear weapons.
Round 8:
THR the glamorization of start-up culture that encourages people to start own companies rather than puruse traditional career paths
Round 9:
THW temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards in times of unusually high unemployment, including workplace health and safety standards, minumum wage, working hour restrictions etc.
Partial Double Octos:
THBT countries close to conflict zones should only grant long-term asylum to refugees who agree to one year of military service.
ESL Quarterfinals:
THBT the U.S. should provide campaign funding for federal and state confressmen and senators who score highly on bipartisan metrics*. *Info: Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc., calculated by independent bodies.
Open Octo-finals:
THW ban advocacy for religious belief in public places
ESL Semis:
TH, as the pope, would abolish the requirement for clerical celibacy.

36th Thessaloniki Worlds (2016)

Round 1:
Info slide: Mercenaries are soldiers for hire outside of national armed forces. They can be hired either as individuals contracted by a state or through companies offering these services to a state.
This house would allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations.

Round 2:
This house would would prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant

Round 3:
This house believes that all states should collectively aggregate and evenly distribute all revenue from mineral wealth globally on a per capita basis

Round 4:
This house believes that governments with racially diverse populations should never record the ethnic or racial background of their residents.

Round 5:
This house believes the US should withdraw from East Asia and cede regional hegemony to China.

Round 6:
Info slide: A sunset clause is a legal measure that provides that the law in which it is contained shall expire after a specific date, unless further action is taken to extend it.
This house believes that states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation.

Round 7:
This house supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions)

Round 8:
This house believes that the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement

Round 9:
Info slide: Culpability is a measure of the degree to which a person can be held morally responsible for an offense.
This house believes that that criminal punishments should be based only on the offenders’ culpability rather than the damages caused by the criminal act or other outcomes derived from the punishment.

Open partial Double
TH regrets mainstream commercial films that depict historical subjugation and/or crimes agains humanity.

Open octo-final motion
TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies.

Open Quarterfinals motion
TH supports the establishment of a Black secessionary state within the territory of the United States, the founding of which is supported by the American government.

Open Semis
THBT non-western countries who were once colonized, when fabricating the material culture of national identity (anthems, street names, holidays, flag, etc.) should privilege pre colonial history and notions of indigeneity over themes of anti colonial resistance.

Open final motion
THB that the world’s poor would be justified in pursuing complete Marxist revolution.

ESL Quarterfinal
Info slide: The Giving Pledge is a campaign founded by Bill Gates Warren Buffett to encourage the extremely wealthy to donate the majority of theIr wealth to charity. In addition to its founders, the Pledge has been signed by prominent individuals including Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Bill Ackman and Paul singer
MOTION: THW prefer a world in which extremely wealthy people in Western liberal states donate excess money to their governments rather than to charities.

ESL Semifinal motion
THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy.

ESL Final Motion
TH supports the decline of the nations-state’s power in an increasingly globalized world.

EFL Semis Motions
Room 1:
TH would retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practises for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executive responsible for them.
Room 2:
THB that the IMF and World Bank should pay reparations to countries adversely affected by structural adjustment policies.

EFL Final motion:
THB that campaigners for refugee protection should not use pictures displaying the graphic suffering of refugees as part of their advocacy.




35th Malaysia Worlds (2015)

Round 1:
This House regrets the decline of tightly integrated families.

Round 2:
Infoslide: Climate engineering is a deliberate and large-scale intervention in earth’s 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 earth’s 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 drugs.

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 Techniques”.

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.

34th Chennai Worlds (2014)

R1
THBT the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas (schools of Islamic study) throughout the Islamic world

R2
THW allow first-time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them in place of a prison sentence

R3
TH regrets the rise of a ‘hookup culture’ (one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)

R4
THBT developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for elected office

R5
THBT the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the interests of the small and medium-sized negotiating countries (info: 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 US, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Mexico, Chile, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, and Brunei. China is NOT included in these negotiations.)

R6
THW make the receipt of welfare payments to raise children conditional on the use of long-term, but reversible, contraception

R7
THBT 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: Generally, government agencies responsible for regulating drugs (for example, the Food and Drug Administration, or the European Medicines Agency) require that a new drug pass two different tests before being approved for public use. These separate tests assess whether a drug is 1.safe: does the drug pose an unacceptable health risk? 2.effective: does the drug do wht it claims to do?)

R8
THBT NATO should unconditionally offer membership to the states of the former Soviet Union, excluding Russia

R9
TH regrets the commodification of indigenous cultures

EFL SEMI FINALS
THBT the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice

EFL FINAL
THBT multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chain

ESL QUATER FINALS
THW remove all copyright protection for material deemed to be morally objectionable

ESL SEMI FINALS
THBT Pope Francis should publicly encourage Catholics to support radically redistributive government policies

ESL GRAND FINAL
THW allow countries to pay other countries to settle asylum-seekers who reach their borders

OPEN PARTIAL DOUBLE OCTO FINALS
THW abolish gated communities in the developing world

OPEN OCTO FINALS
THBT Japan should shame its soldiers who participated in WWII, including those who did not commit war crimes themselves

OPEN QUATER FINALS
THW auction off the long-term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit

OPEN SEMI FINALS
THBT women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia, such as waxing and labiaplasty

OPEN GRAND FINAL
THBT India should adopt aggressive free market policies, including but not limited to deregulating of labour markets, allowing foreign investment and privatising state owned enterprises

MASTERS R1
THB that the feminist movement should actively fight to liberate men from their prescribed gender roles

MASTERS R2
THW redraw the borders of Africa

MASTERS GRAND FINAL
THW never categorize people by their race




33rd Berlin Worlds (2013)
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 Greece’s 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

EFL Quarter Finals
THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
EFL Semi Finals
THBT policies that may have significant environmental consequences should be subject to a veto by a ‘supreme court’ of scientific experts
EFL Final
This House welcomes the decline of the United States of America as the sole global super power.

ESL Quarter Finals
THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolment in degree programs within their university that have statistically poor employment outcomes
ESL Semi Finals
THBT the feminist movement should actively promote norms of stable monogamous relationships
ESL 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

32nd De La Salle Worlds 2012
R1:
THW make fathers take paternity leave
R2:
THW prevent politicians from making fact claims, that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading to voters
R3:
THW force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment
R4:
THW require individuals to donate all their wealth, above 5 million USD, to philantrophic projects
R5:
THW require deaf parents to send their children (deaf or hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary education
R6:
TH supports politicians who pass progressive legislation, even where this is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate
R7:
TH supports the free movement of labour worldwide
R8:
THW exempt academic disputes from defamation law
R9:
THW ban all private healthcare in favor of a comprehensive public healthcare system
OF:
THW not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or online)
QF:
THBT “Western” consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them
SF:
THBT images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult shot/xxx domain
GF:
TH support nationalism

ESL QF:
THW limit government ministers’ standard of living to that of someone no the current median wage
ESL SF:
In countries with few female politicians, THB it is good to have a politically active ‘first lady’
ESL GF:
THS scientist who fabricate evidence exaggerating certainty of man-made climate change where theres low likelihood of being caught
EFL SF:
THBT when doctors discover a patient has a sexual transmitted disease, they should reveal that information to the patients partner
EFL GF:
THBT public education system should raise the aspiration of children from disadvantaged backgrounds yoned that which it is realistic to expect them to achieve

Masters R1:
THW end all public funding for post secondary education and use the money to give everyone an equal loathsome payment on their 18th birthday to use how they see fit

Masters R2:
THW grant financial support for female politician running for office especially when the incumbent is male.

Masters GF:
THBT the developing world should sell their unoccupied land to companies,let that company build cities on them, that can operate outside the law of that state.

Women’s Night:THW only sell porn for women made by wmen.
31st Botswana Worlds 2011
R1:
This house believes that national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population.
R2:
This house believes that all states have a right to nuclear weapons.
R3:
This house believes that governments should not provide benefits on the basis of marital status.
R4:
This house believes that central banks should set limits on government spending.
R5:
This wouse would prioritise asylum Seekers who have engaged in armed struggle against oppressive regimes.
R6:
This wouse would allow teachers unions the right to strike.
R7:
This wouse would require individuals to reveal their actual identity when communicating on the internet.
R8:
This house believes that the southern african development community (SADC) should pursue political union.
R9:
This house believes that social movements should use the courts rather than the legislature to advance social change.
OF:
This wouse would buy countries votes in nternational organizations.
QF:
This house believes that courts should not enforce wills that discriminate on the basis of race.
SF:
This house opposes organised religion.
GF:
This wouse would invade Zimbabwe.
EFL SF:
This house supports a one state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
EFL GF:
This wouse would give more votes to the poor.
ESL QF:
This house believes that domestic courts should try foreign nationals who commit war crimes abroad.
ESL SF:
This wouse would prefer that the children of racial minorities be adopted by parents of that race.
ESL GF:
This house believes that the courts should break up consistently dominant political parties.
Masters R1:
This wouse would buy local.
Masters Final:
This house prefers a philosopher King to a tyrannical democracy.

30th Koc Worlds 2010
R1: ]
THW ban labor unions.
R2:
THBT developing nations should pay for the full tuition of female university students.
R3:
THW financially incentivise both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.
R4:
THW prohibit high-ranking members of the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers from participating in elections.
R5:
THW abolish the taxes on alcohol and cigarettes that go beyond normal sales taxes.
R6:
THW prosecute communities for complicity in honour killings.
R7:
THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing.
R8:
THW partition Sudan.
R9:
THW ban all pornography.
OF:
THBT the West should recognise the Dalai Lama.
QF:
THW ban all procedures designed to alter racial appearance.
SF:
THBT the U.S. government should subsidize twitter to liberalize oppressed societies.
GF:
THBT the media should show the full horror of war.

ESL
QF:
THW ban any scheme intended to “cure” homosexuality.
SF:
THW allow prisoners to raise their babies behind bars.
GF:
THW prohibit expression that portrait convicted war criminals in a positive light.

EFL
SF: THW use faith-based rehabilitation in prisons.
GF: THBT democratic states should own their own broadcasting corporations.

Masters
R1:
THW require individuals who had cosmetic surgery to disclose it to anyone whom they wish to have baby with.
R2:
THBT Robots are winning.
GF:
THW push the button.

29th Cork Worlds 2009
R1:
THW ban all forms of gambling.
R2:
THW fire the senior managements of all corporations which receive government bailouts.
R3:
THW allow soldiers to sue their government for negligence.
R4:
THW force the religious desegregation of Northern Irish schools.
R5:
THBT China and India should bear the same obligations as the West in fighting climate change.
R6:
THW criminalise adultery.
R7:
THBT the west should recognise the independence of Abkhazia.
R8:
THW apply a lower rate of income tax to women.
R9:
THW ban the publication of political opinion polls.
OF:
THW arm local militia to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.
QF+ESL SF:
THBT the International Criminal Court should prosecute crimes against the democratic process.
EFL GF:
This house would prohibit all private health care.
SF:
THBT governments should subsidise private home ownership.
ESL GF:
THW implement quotas for domestic players in national football leagues.
GF:
THW ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
Masters GF:
THBT the end of capitalism is nigh.

28th Assumption Worlds 2008
R1:
THW allow the use of torture.
R2:
THBT Taiwan should declare independence now.
R3:
THW not allow local government to pay for the relocation of homeless people.
R4:
THBT the European Union should only direct aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development.
R5:
THBT every criminal defendant should be required to use a government provided defense lawyer.
R6:
THW subject foreign political contributions to greater restrictions than domestic contributions.
R7:
THW assassinate Vladimir Putin.
R8:
THBT governments should never rescue failing private industry.
R9:
THW deny scarce medical resources to terminally ill patients.
ESL OF:
THW support the use of mercenaries by the United Nations.
OF:
THBT governments in the developing world should invest in sex tourism.
QF+ESL OF:
THW force religious adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
ESL SF:
THW require doctors to report all cases of suspected domestic violence.
SF:
THBT extreme economic need should be grounds for asylum.
EFL GF:
THW eliminate all non state-run schools.
ESL GF:
THBT the Turkish military should stop enforcing the separation of church/mosque and state.
GF:
THBT people who give HIV to others must pay drug support.
Masters R1:
TH regrets the passing of Bhutto.
Masters R2:
THW stop the search for the gay gene.
Masters R3:
THW let them eat whale.
Masters GF:
THW put an age limit on debating.

27th UBC Worlds 2007

R1:
THW ban government funding of religious schools.
R2:
THBT the UK should abolish its nuclear arsenal.
R3:
TH supports accelerated land redistribution in South Africa.
R4:
THW criminalize the payment of ransom.
R5:
TH supports independence for Quebec.
R6:
THW abolish all taxes on inherited wealth.
R7:
THW support regime change in Myanmar/Burma.
R8:
THW ban cosmetic surgery.
R9:
THW grant citizenship in exchange for military service.
ESL SF:
THB all serious crimes should be trialed by jury.
ESL GF:
THBT politicians have a right to a private life.
EFL GF:
THW lift sanctions on Iran.
OF:
THBT developing nation should nationalize their energy resources.
QF: ]
THBT people sentenced to life imprisonment should be allowed to choose the death penalty instead.
SF:
THW ban websites that glorify eating disorders.
GF:
THBT economic growth is the solution to climate change.
Masters R1:
THW designate one city to permanently host the Olympics.
Masters R2:
THBT governments should provide heroin addicts with safe injection facilities.
Masters GF:
TH supports a 35 hour working week.

26th Dublin Worlds 2006
R1:
THW grant an amnesty to all illegal immigrants currently in the United States.
R2:
THBT the Catholic Church should allow the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
R3:
THBT West should end military cooperation with Pakistan until it holds free presidential elections.
R4:
THW prohibit women over the age of 45 years from undergoing assisted human reproduction.
R5:
THW give Japan a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
R6:
THW not allow intelligent design to be included in the school science curriculum.
R7:
THW recognise a legally enforceable right to a minimum standard of living.
R8:
TH supports the creation of an independent state for the Iraqi Kurds.
R9:
TH supports indigenous persons convicted of a crime being sentenced by their community and not the courts.
ESL SF:
THW abandon the civilian use of nuclear power.
ESL GF:
THBT European Governments should pay parents to have children.
OF:
THBT international law should recognise the right of each state to unilaterally undertake armed humanitarian intervention.
QF:
THW permit legislating by citizen initiated referenda.
SF:
THW prohibit speeches that incite hatred.
GF:
THW abolish all laws prohibiting cruelty to animals.

25th MMU Worlds 2005
R1:
THW compel HIV infected people to disclose their disease to their sexual partners.
R2:
THBT EU should open its doors to North Africa.
R3:
THW not teach vocational studies at University.
R4:
THW positively discriminate women in the armed forces.
R5:
THBT outsourcing is good for the developed and developing nations.
R6:
THW have harsher sentences for celebrity criminals.
R7:
THBT anti-terrorism is the new McCarthyism.
R8:
THW expand NAFTA into South America.
R9:
THW prioritise organ donations to those who have lived a healthy lifestyle.
OF:
THB it is time for an ASEAN parliament.
QF:
THBT mentally handicapped people are better cared for in the community than in institutions.
SF:
THW use gambling to rejuvenate depressed economic zones.
GF:
TH supports corporal punishment in schools.

24th Singapore Worlds 2004
R1:
THW try Saddam Hussein before an international tribunal.
R2:
TH supports all forms of child labour.
R3:
THB environmentalists should use terrorism in support of their goals.
R4:
THB students all round the world should be taught in English.
R5:
THW tie World Bank aid to women’s rights.
R6:
THW make the release of child sexual abusers conditional on chemical castration.
R7:
THB only African countries should be peacekeepers in African conflicts.
R8:
THW use international sporting events for political change.
R9:
THW ban religious symbols in state schools.
ESL SF:
TH prefers regional trade agreements to the WTO.
ESL GF:
THBT Japanese armed forces should fight in foreign lands.
OF:
THW support regime change in Iran.
QF:
THB parents should cast proxy votes for their children.
SF:
THB war journalists should be forced to reveal their sources in international criminal tribunals.
GF:
THW ban the abortion of fetuses on the grounds of their permanent disability.

23rd Stellenbosch Worlds 2003
R1:
TH fears an expanded Europe.
R2:
THW return land to its original owners.
R3:
THBT AIDS drugs should be freely available to all.
R4:
THBT the media is the West’s most effective weapon.
R5:
THBT harmony is more important than diversity.
R6:
THBT environmentalism in the Third World is the responsibility of the First World.
R7:
THBT the West should accept the democratic decision of the people of Zimbabwe.
R8:
THBT the US should be answerable to TRCs (Truth & Reconciliation Commissions) in South America.
R9:
THBT Sharon should stand with Milosovic.
ESL SF:
TH supports compulsory military service.
ESL GF:
THW make population control a pre-requisite of aid.
OF:
THBT tobacco companies should have social responsibilities.
QF:
THB in the absolute right of the patient.
SF:
THBT globalization is imperialism repackaged.
GF:
THBT the world has learned nothing from 9/11.

22nd Toronto Worlds 2002
R1:
THW bail out failing industries.
R2:
THBT making Yassar Arrafat a partner in peace was a mistake.
R3:
THBT the west should treat state sponsored sexism as aparthide.
R4:
THBT the WTO is the friend of the developing world.
R5:
THW force feed anorexics.
R6:
THBT political assassinations are a legitimate tool of foreign policy.
R7:
TH supports domestic content quotas in broadcasting.
R8:
THBT the sexual history of rape victime should be admissible in court.
R9:
THBT US foreign policy is responsible for September 11.
ESL SF:
THBT prisoners have no right to vote.
ESL GF:
THBT the Nobel Prize proves that the UN has a strong role to play.
OF:
THW extradite accused criminals to face the death penalty.
QF:
TH supports surrogacy for profit.
SF:
THBT civil liberties must be restricted in the interests of security.
GF:
THW ban prisoners publishing accounts of their crimes.

21st Glasgow Worlds 2001

R1:
THW ban criminals from voting.(Cancelled due to mis times announcement)
R1b:
THW give Europe its own Army.
R2:
THW put a speed limit on human traffic.
R3:
THW company directors criminally liable for the wrongs of their company.
R4:
THB the US should get out of the Middle East.
R5:
THW make pollution a tradable commodity.
R6:
THW remove patents on pharmaceutical drugs from the 3rd world.
R7:
THBT the WTO should grant exemptions to developing nations.
R8:
THW ban performance enhancing drugs in sport.
ESL SF:
THW keep peacekeepers out of civil wars.
ESL GF:
THBT a language which needs proteting isn’t worth protecting.
OF:
THW outlaw genetic discrimination.
QF:
TH supports a one child policy.
SF:
THW make reparations for slavery.
GF:
THW elect its judges.
Masters QF:
THW censor hate.
Masters SF:
THBT the rights of the child are paramount.
Masters GF: ]
THW squeeze the rich until the pip squeaks.

20th Sydney Worlds 2000

R1:
THBT election campaigns should be fully financed by the state.
R2:
TH demands work for welfare.
R3:
THW alter its genetic code.
R4:
THW put worker’s rights before trade rights.
R5:
THW have lots of sex.
R6:
THW ignore the war in Chechnya.
R7:
THB religious doctrines are more important than women’s rights.
R8:
TH likes its environmentalists radical.
R9:
THW put corporate profits before individual privacy.
OF:
That Asia should take the liberal path.
QF:
THW shut down Macdonalds.
SF:
THB the IMF is the British Empire of today.
GF:
THB Marx would have approved of the internet.
Masters R1:
THW club baby seals.
Masters SF:
That women should apply lipstick.
Masters GF:
TH favours positive discrimination.

19th Manila Worlds 1999
R1:
TH supports the bombing of Iraq.
R2:
THB globalization marginalises the poor.
R3:
THB the father should be present at conception.
R4:
THB ASEAN should rally behind Anwar.
R5:
THB art should be free from censorship.
R6:
THB democracy is the best way forward for Russia.
R7:
THB religious leaders should listen to opinion polls.
R8:
THW rehabilitate criminals.
R9:
THBT federalism will not work for Europe.
OF:
THBT old dictators should not have to face the music.
QF:
THBT media is more powerful than the government.
SF:
THW get US bases out of Asia.
GF:
THB Nethanyahu is the biggest obstacle to peace in Israel.
Masters R1:
THW support global nuclear disarmament.
Masters SF:
THBT child labour is necessary in developing countries.
Masters GF:
THBT a celibate priest is an unhappy priest.

18th Athens Worlds 1998
R1:
THB in economic policy before social policy.
R2:
THW look to the East.
R3:
THW put an immediate ban on land mines.
R4:
THB he who controls information technology controls the world.
R5:
THBT the glass is half full.
R6:
THBT marriage is an outdated institution.
R7:
THBT environmentalism is mostly hot air.
R8:
THBT liberty should be rationed.
R9:
THW protect the rights of smokers.
OF:
THB we should leave nation states to the scrap yard of history.
QF:
THBT the Olympic Games should come home for good.
SF:
THW give national treasures back to its people.
GF:
THBT humanitarianism is a first world affectation.

17th Stellenbosch Worlds 1997
R1:
THBT developing nations need strong dictatorship.
R2:
THW legalize prostitution.
R3:
TH has an unhealthy obsession with sport.
R4:
THBT the U.S. is more sinned against than sinning.
R5:
THW let the information superhighway run free.
R6:
THBT fanaticism works.
R7:
THW allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
R8:
TH will regret the trade bloc.
R9:
THBT the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a weak response.
ESL GF:
THBT there is no such thing as universal human rights.
OF:
TH supports privatization
QF:
THW adopt quotas.
SF:
THBT one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
GF:
THW legalize all drugs.

16th Cork Worlds 1996
R1:
THW put pragmatism before its principles.
R2:
THW test nuclear weapons.
R3:
THW rebuild the Berlin Wall.
R4:
THW sacrifice economic growth for the good of the environment.
R5:
THW give racists a platform.
R6:
THW make the blood of the patriarchy run in the streets. (enforced humour round)
R7:
THW heed its priests.
R8:
THBT developing nations should adopt Western feminism.
R9:
THB in trial by jury.
OF:
THW reject big government.
QF:
THBT the melting pot has failed.
SF:
THW let the language die.
GF:
THBT strong dictatorship is better than weak democracy.

15th Princeton Worlds 1995
R1:
THW plan for peace by preparing for war.
R2:
TH has more to fear than to hope from genetic engineering.
R3:
THW open its doors to the world.
R4:
THBT the separation of church and state has gone too far.
R5:
THBT the United Nations belongs on the ash-heap of history.
R6:
THBT American culture is an oxymoron. (enforced humour round)
R7:
THBT capitalism is a dead end.
R8:
THB economic sanctions should not be used to influence domestic policy.
R9:
THBT the government that governs least, governs best.
OF:
TH supports the statement, “Yankee Go Home!”

14th Melbourne Worlds 1994
R1:
THBT right is more important than peace.
R2:
THBT political correctness is the new McCarthyism.
R3:
THBT space exploration can no longer be justified.
R4:
THBT Islam has had a bad press.
R5:
THBT the blood of East Timor is on Australia’s hands.
R6:
THBT there is in this age a dearth of heroes.
R7:
THBT feminism should give way to multiculturalism.
R8:
THBT the West will regret free trade.
R9:
THBT cricket is to sport as Rolls-Royce is to motorcars. (enforced humour round)
OF:
THBT the state of the union is stuffed.
QF:
THW support affirmative action.
SF:
THBT the Pope should get married.
GF:
THBT Machiavelli is the way to go.

12th Dublin Worlds 1992
R1:
THW support positive discrimination.
R2:
THW support the right to strike.
R3:
THBT sex kills romance.
R4:
THBT freedom of the individual is a myth.
R5:
Short men cast long shadows while the sun sets.(enforced humour round)
R6:
TH reveres the memory of the British Empire.
R7:
THW out-closet homosexuals.
R8:
TH rejects consensus.
R9:
THW abolish capital punishment.
OF:
The problems of the nation are better solved by the private sector than by government.
QF:
THW give land for peace.
SF:
A Federated Europe will protect the weak from the strong.
GF:
Nationalism is a hangover from history.

11th Toronto Worlds 1991
R1:
The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.
R2:
Kuwait should be freed by military force.
R3:
Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
R4:
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
R5:
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people.
R6:
TH condemns the war on drugs.
R7:
THW kiss the sky.
R8:
Environmentalism will go the way of the hula hoop.
R9:
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price for conjecture.
THW not dare lift the veil.

1st Glasgow Worlds 1981
R1:
THBT violence is legitimate political expression.
R4:
THBT the developed world has failed the underdeveloped.
GF:
TH regrets living in the nuclear age.