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NDO,2019,2

Assuming that there is high possibility of significant scientific discovery, THBT scientists should always conduct non-ethical experiments including but not limited to animal experiments and gene modification

Animal Right No Theme

NDO,2019,2

THBT the usage of the data analytics being the default in team strategies in professional sports has done more harm than good

Data analytics: team strategy which statistically analyzes recorded player performance in order to generate the most effective method to win which excludes all other game plans and styles of play
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

THW limit airtime/coverage for terrorist incidents to only reporting of statistics

Media/SNS No Theme

SIDO,2018,2

THW anonymize the funding, display, and sale of art

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

UADC,2018,2

THBT South Korea should denounce interests and plans of unification, and recognise North Korea as a legitimate sovereign state

IR No Theme

UADC,2018,6

TH supports cryptocurrencies that seek to work with/for financial institutions (eg. XRP) over those that seek to disrupt the banking industry (eg. Bitcoin)

Bitcoin and Ripple (XRP) are digital forms of currency with a limited number of units that can ultimately be mined. Both forms of currency can be transferred from account to account (peer-to-peer, or P2P) without the need for any intervening third party. Ripple is the name for both a digital currency (XRP) and an open payment network within which that currency is transferred. The goal of the Ripple system is to enable people to break free of the ""walled gardens"" of financial networks, to connect banks and other financial institutions. While Bitcoin is a digital currency intended as a means of payment for goods and services, Ripple is a payment settling, currency exchange and remittance system intended for banks and payment networks. The idea is to provide a system for direct transfer of assets (e.g. money, gold, etc.) that settles in almost real-time, and is a cheaper, more transparent and secure alternative to transfer systems used by banks today, such as the SWIFT payment system. Ripple aims to become the world’s enterprise blockchain solution for global payments
Economics No Theme

China BP,2018,8

TH, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,3

THBT progressives should abandon the rhetoric of the lottery of birth

Child/Reproduction No Theme

The Kansai,2019,SF

THW abolish all non-compete arguments between employers and employees

Non-compete agreements usually state that the employee cannot enter into certain professions which would be considered to be in specified period of time and/ or within a specified geographic area. For example, a law firm based in New York may require that its employees cannot work as lawyers in New York for a period of 5 years if they decide to leave the firm
Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2018,1

TH as a parent who has lost their child would remake the child by clone technology

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Elizabeth,2019,2

THW nationalize the porn industry

No Theme

NDO,2019,GF

THW apply the standard of “Preponderance of Evidence”, rather than “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” in prosecuting police officers who are involved in police brutality

Preponderance of Evidence(POE): lower burden of proof which only requires the prosecution to prove the defendant is more guilty than not.(51% bar) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt(BRD): the highest burden of proof where the prosecution must prove that there is no plausible alternative other than guilty.(95% bar)
Military/Security CJS No Theme

NEAO,2019,4

THBT schools should teach students from a young age that "nobody is completely straight".

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2019,3

THW allocate a significant proportion of non-dividend shares in a company to associations or unions formed by the consumers of the company

Economics No Theme

UADC,2019,7

TH prefers a world where political discourse does not include discussions of any candidate's personal experiences or character

experiences: experiences as a result of their social status/career backgrounds
Politics No Theme

NDO,2019,2

THW cease all space exploration activists and instead divert these funds to environmental causes

Environment No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,4

In countries where conscription exists exclusively for men, THBT feminists should advocate for the conscription of women

Feminism/Gender No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,QF

THW ban slum tourism run and profited by people living outside the slum

No Theme

NDO,2019,3

THR the narrative which promotes people seeking their own individuality i.e. unique preference, talent, or personality

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2019,4

THW introduce the universal basic income system

Economics Labor/Welfare No Theme

NDO,2019,SF

TH prefers a three-state solution to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The three-state solution is an approach to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by returning control of the West Bank to Jordan and control of the Gaza Strip to Egypt. This solution has gained interest as alternative for two-state solution because it shows allegedly higher possibility to resolve the prolonged conflict with the joined force of Israel, Jordan and Egypt
Military/Security IR No Theme

UADC,2019,5

THR the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood was a democratically elected party in Egypt, voted in power after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 Arab Spring. However, after being elected to power, they pivoted the country towards increased religious conservatism, concentration of power in the hands of the head of state, and disruption of existing military and geopolitical alliances in the region. Within a year of elections, the citizens rioted against the government, leading to a takeover and crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood by the military-backed regime of Fattah Al Sisi, which has been in power ever since.
IR No Theme

UADC,2019,GF

THR the rise of corporate mindfulness programs

Mindfulness is defined as the practice of paying attention to thoughts and feelings without judging whether they are right or wrong, and is commonly taught as a technique to deal with stress and anxiety. 22% of employers in the United States provide programs to teach their employees mindfulness and meditation. These companies include Google, Nike, Apple.
Labor/Welfare Health No Theme

NDO,2019,1

THBT policy making on abortion in Parliament should be carried out exclusively by women

Feminism/Gender Child/Reproduction No Theme

NEAO,2019,EFL GF

TH, as Northeast Asian parents, would raise their children as Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kid(TCK): TCKs are people raised in a culture other than that of their parents for a significant part of their early development years. TCKs move between cultures before they have had the opportunity to fully develop their personal and cultural identity.
Art/Sport/Culture Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2019,4

THS geo-engineering as the primary tool of combating climate change

Geo-engineering is a deliberate global-scale attempt to change the environment, in this case to slow down or reverse climate change. Theoretical projects that have been proposed include: dumping iron dust into oceans to encourage algae growth that absorbs carbon dioxide from the sky; sppraying special aerosols into the sky or injectin seawater into clouds to make them more reflective of sunlight
Environment No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,3

THW abolish all regulations against service industry (such as sanitary condition of the hotel or additional car license for cabbing) except for those related to immediate impact to one's life

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Titech,2018,GF

TH regrets the labeling of someone who has sacrificed him/herself for their country as a “National Hero”

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Titech,2018,GF

THBT states should actively disband communities that are based on commonalities (such as but not limited to nationality, religion, social status, race )

Religion No Theme

NEAO,2018,EFL GF

THR the imposition of the concept of universal human rights.

No Theme

WUDC,2019,ESL QF

THW subsidise art that glorifies the working class

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ICU-T,2018,3

THW impose an absolute cap on the per capita consumption water and electricity per household

Economics No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,2

THW prohibit religious leaders and organizations from endorsing, supporting, or commenting on any political party or candidate

Politics Religion No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,1

THR the narrative "experience of hardship and agony is necessary for success"

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2018,4

THBT Japan should actively attract and accept mass immigration

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,2

Assuming that it has been perfectly proved that all human beings can go to a post-mortal utopia after death, THW not allow the publication of this information and would instead withhold it

Morality No Theme

The Kansai,2018,2

THBT technology companies with significant market shares should not be eligible for patent protection

Economics No Theme

Ryoso,2018,1

THR the recent corporate campaigning for LGBT rights.(e.g.appearance in pride parades, usage of rainbows in logos and branding.)

Minority No Theme

Titech,2018,2

In nations with high rates of crime against women, THBT the international community should sanction the political elite in the country

CJS No Theme

Titech,2018,3

THW ban Initial Coin Offering*

An initial coin offering (ICO) is a means of crowdfunding centred around cryptocurrency, which can be a source of capital for startup companies. In an ICO, some quantity of the crowdfunded cryptocurrency is preallocated to investors in the form of “tokens,” in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. These tokens become functional units of currency if or when the ICO’s funding goal is met and the project launches
Economics No Theme

UADC,2018,2

THBT NATO countries should support Trump's decision to back out of the Iran Nuclear Deal

IR Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2018,2

TH, as Iran, would covertly restart and accelerate the acquisition of nuclear weapons

Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2018,6

TH regrets the existence of the Vision Fund

The Vision Fund is the result of an alliance forged in 2016 between Mr Masayoshi Son (founder of Softbank, a Japanese telecoms and internet firm) and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman. The Saudi crown prince handed Mr Son US$45bn as part of his attempt to diversify the kingdom’s economy. The initial capital attracted more investors? from Abu Dhabi, Apple and others. Together with SoftBank’s own US$ 28bn, the Vision Fund exceeded US$100bn. That amount was four times the size of the biggest private-equity fund ever raised, and exceeded the total amount of all venture capital (VC) funds raised globally in 2016. The Vision Fund was informally called “the most powerful investor in our world”. The investment fund has bought into many of the world's prominent tech companies. These include, but are not limited to, Uber, Grab, Ola, Flipkart, and Auto1.
Economics No Theme

BP Novice East,2019,2

TH, as ASEAN member states, would pursue closer relationship with China as opposed to the US

IR Economics No Theme

BP Novice East,2019,3

THBT oppressed minorities should emphasize individualism over collectivism to their children

INDIVIDUALISM and COLLECTIVISM describe the attitude of individuals to their communities. In individualism, people prefer to act as individuals rather than members of groups. Collectivism focuses on cohesiveness and group goals, sometimes at the expense of individual interest
Minority Child/Reproduction No Theme

ICU-T,2018,5

Assuming there is sufficient raw data for the A.I. to learn from, THW introduce A.I. judges to the court

CJS No Theme

ICU-T,2018,5

THR the inflated expectation on A.I. technologies by the general population

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,6

THBT South East Asian states should pursue a foreign policy preferring China over the USA

IR No Theme

Icho,2019,QF

THW offer dictators immunity in return for leaving power

Military/Security CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,EFL GF

THBT parents should introduce their teenage children to robot lovers

A few companies are in the process of creating robot lovers. These robots are designed to create emotional support and are supposed to be able to adapt to different personalities to create romance. These robots are also available for sexual gratification
Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2018,GF

In the face of atrocities, THBT death is better than bondage

Morality No Theme

UADC,2018,GF

TH prefers to live in societies where we are constantly reminded of our mortality

Morality No Theme

Kyushu,2018,Rookie SF

THS the complete freedom of movement for refugees

No Theme

Philosophy,2019,GF

THW ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,1

THBT corporations should have the right to include a clause in their employment contracts for women to legally agree not to get pregnant

Labor/Welfare No Theme

BP Novice East,2019,4

THBT sexual fidelity should not be a criterion to measure the strength of love

SEXUAL FIDELITY refers to the attitude or behaviour of someone who is willing to have sex only with their husband, wife, or partner
Love No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,2

TH celebrates the increasing number of children going to cram schools

Education/Academia No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,3

THBT multinational corporations operating in developing nations should be compelled to follow the strict environmental standards of western liberal democracies

Environment Development No Theme

Osawa,2019,1

THBT Japan should actively participate in the One Belt One Road initiative

IR Development No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie SF

THW exempt indigenous communities from environmental regulations

Minority No Theme

Titech,2019,3

THBT all sports leagues should implement a reverse-record order draft system

Areverse-order draft system is a draft system currently implemented by the NFL and NBA where teams with the worst record for the previous season gets to draft new prospective professional players first. Once a team chooses a player, that team can only sign with the team that they are chosen for. Recently, it has become controversial after the Chicago Bears, an NFL team that has been historically known for being a bad team has risen to the top of the league due to young players they have recruited in the past 3 years. Currently in Japan, a Random Draft system is implemented where regardless of the previous seasons' record, the order in which teams get to draft players are randomly selected.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,Rookie GF

THBT student loans should mandate repayment only to those who are capable of paying it back (incl. not limited to: have a stable job or be a child of wealthy parents)

Education/Academia No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,3

TH regrets the idealization of motherhood

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,3

THW seek the independence of Okinawa

No Theme

China BP,2018,1

TH regrets narratives that glorify the elderly (e.g. “The old know better”; “The old deserve more” etc.)

Narrative/Norm No Theme

China BP,2018,2

THBT Supreme Courts should refrain from making decisions on controversial social issues (e.g. gay rights, abortion)

CJS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Pre QF

THW anonymize candidates for political office by making the use digital avatars actors in their campaign

Politics No Theme

NDO,2019,3

TH aggressively criticizes the favoritism for having biologically-related children over adoption

Narrative/Norm Child/Reproduction No Theme

NEAO,2019,3

TH, as an international student from a democratic country studying in Hong Kong, would choose not to leave

Politics Education/Academia No Theme

NEAO,2019,5

THBT Western liberal democracies should restrict multinational corporations from investing and establishing branches in illiberal states (e.g. Philippines, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia).

IR Politics No Theme

NEAO,2019,6

Assuming the switch will never be discovered, THW tell the poor couple that their baby died and hand the surviving baby over to the wealthy couple.

You are a doctor in the emergency unit of a hospital. One night, two critical cases come to you: a wealthy couple's newborn baby and an extremely poor couple's newborn baby are both diagnosed with a rare disease, which requires high maintenance. Despite hours of frantic efforts on your part to keep them alive, tragedy strikes by dawn and the wealthy couple's baby dies.
Child/Reproduction Health No Theme

NEAO,2019,QF

THBT it is the interest of the Iranian government to immediately and unilaterally halt its nuclear weapons program

IR Military/Security No Theme

NEAO,2019,SF

Assuming that humanity prior to the Industrial Revolution had knowledge of how industrialization led to widespread environmental destruction, THBT humanity, at that point in time, has a moral obligation to reject industrialization

Environment Morality No Theme

Japan BP,2019,1

THBT states should punish media corporations for directly or indirectly spreading misinformation (i.e. hosting factually incorrect information by users/advertisers)

Media/SNS CJS No Theme

Japan BP,2019,2

THR the glorification of woman's resilience in dealing with difficulties/ suffering

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2018,4

THBT parents should be given access to the passwords of their children’s social networking accounts

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Gemini,2018,4

TH opposes peace education that uses shocking graphic images of war victims

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2018,OF

THBT developing countries should impose a life-long taxation on their citizens who have completed tertiary education and decided to migrate

Development No Theme

Gemini,2018,OF

THBT development of infrastructure in developing countries should be led by the state, as opposed to the private sector.

Development No Theme

Womens,2018,1

THW introduce female gender quota for judges

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

THBT disabled parents should be able to ensure that their children be born disabled

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

THS the use of sex appeal to generate interest in female sports

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,QF

THBT Google should not have pulled out of the military contract with the Pentagon

Google decided last year to end its contract for Project Maven, a project in which Google cooperated with the Pentagon to study on the military use of artificial intelligence and image recognition which could be used to enhance drone strikes in the future
Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,4

TH supports cross ownership of stocks

Cross ownerships is when company is when company A owns part of(but sufficient amount of) stocks of company B who in turn owns part of stocks of A. Many Japanese corporations use this strategy in order to get sustainable connection with another corporation. To be independent from the stock market
Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie GF

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations

Religion No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,QF

TH, as the Philippines, would distance itself from the One Belt One Road Project

IR Development No Theme

The Kansai,2019,GF

TH prefers a world where human beings are satisfied at the point which they meet physiological needs and needs for safety, and don't aspire for higher levels of needs

It is said that human desires and needs are structured in a hierarchy (a,k,a, Maslow's hierarchy of needs). From bottom to top, they are physiological needs, needs for safety , belonging/ love, esteem, and self actualization
Morality No Theme

The Kansai,2018,1

Time has passed and technology has developed enabling the creation of medicines that completely cure all forms of mental illness (e.g. the full cure of Asperger syndrome). Assuming this technology exists, THW not allow parents to force their children to take these medicines

Health No Theme

The Kansai,2018,2

THBT all science related articles in all published works should be written solely by scientists

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,3

TH regrets the rise of “dark tourism”

Dark tourism is a tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering caused by human-made disasters/tragedy, such as Auschwits and the Aokigahara Suicide Forest.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Momiji,2018,SF

THW force religous adoption agencies to allow same-sex couples to foster and adopt children

Religous adoption agency is an agency run by religous organization such as Catholic. They assist in placing chilren to adoptive parents that are looking for children.
Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,3

THW lower the burden of proof in cases of sexual assault to a balance of probabilities in a court of law

Currently, for someone to be found guilty of criminal misconduct, they have to be found guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt". Finding someone guilty based on "Balance of probabilities" means that it is merely more likely than not that the person is guilty. It means that it is probable, i.e., the probability that some event happens is more than 50%
CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,4

As an opposition party that just came to power against the incumbent who held on to power for a long time, THW reject party-hopping ex-members of the previous ruling party

Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,QF

Actually, THW rather see one innocent man go to jail than see 100 guilty men walk free

Morality No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,SF

THR 'Operation Car Wash'

Operation Car Wash' is a broad investigation conducted in Brazil that revealed extensive corruption. As a result of the operation, the left-leaning Workers' Party have lost power, and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected president
No Theme

UADC,2018,8

In spite of Egypt's threat of war, TH supports Ethiopia's construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest exporter of electricity. Located in the headwaters of the Blue Nile and expected to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity, the dam will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant (7th largest in the world) and will boost the economic growth of Ethiopia. As a downstream, desert nation, Egypt says the dam will disrupt the flow of the Nile to its almost 100 million people, potentially crippling its agricultural sector and industries. Experts say the Nile’s freshwater flow to Egypt may be cut by 25% upon filling of the reservoir. Egypt has been opposed to the idea of the dam and has threatened to spark a war over water supply. The construction of the dam is nearing completion, with Ethiopia expecting to start filling the dam as early as July 2018
IR Environment No Theme

KK-cup,2018,1

TH regrets cram school culture

Education/Academia No Theme

Kyushu,2019,3

THBT social movements should abandon the tactic of publicly shaming individuals in order to accomplish change

Minority No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,4

THR the depiction of the everyday life of people with disabilities as inspirational

Minority No Theme

UADC,2019,4

THW abandon the narrative that consequences of climate change are apocalyptic in nature

'apcalypic' refers to the complete destruction of the world
Environment No Theme

UADC,2019,4

THW prohibit traditional energy corporations from promoting their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that focus on green technology

Environment No Theme

UADC,2019,8

THW require all parents to set up a child trust fund as a precondition to having children

A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term savings or investment account for children that is only accessible to them when they reach 18.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2019,8

THW hide the data

You are the CEO of a charity which provides educational scholarships to students from a poor ethnic minority with historically low graduation rates, you discover that your program has not resulted in significant improvement in those students' graduation rates.
Minority No Theme

NDO,2019,1

THW actively teach girls to occasionally compromise themselves by playing traditional feminine roles in order to maneuver in male-dominant group

Feminism/Gender No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,GF

TH regrets the dominant narrative "the more choices you have, the happier you are"

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,Rookie GF

THBT it is immoral for individuals who have met their basic needs to not donate any excess wealth to utility maximising causes

Morality No Theme

The Kansai,2019,4

THW limit the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to humans to therapeutic use, in exclusion to enhancement of their abilities

CRISPR-Cas9 is a recently discovered genome editing technology. This made targeted gene silencing and rewriting far easier and cheaper. It therefore can potentially be used for curing genetic diseases or modifying babies in an expected way.
Health No Theme

The Kansai,2018,4

THR the use of female body as a site of feminist protest(e.g nude and topless protests, Slutwalk)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2018,4

THBT the feminist movement should oppose the advertisement of beauty services(e.g. makeup, beauty salons)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie SF

THBT the media should not report on the mental illness of criminals

Media/SNS No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie SF

THBT schools should expel all students who actively engage in bullying

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,OF

THBT political comedians does more harm than good for democracy

Politics No Theme

WUDC,2019,1

TH, as South Africa, would forcibly break up exclusive Afrikaaner enclaves

Afrikaaners are a white South African ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers.
Minority No Theme

WUDC,2019,2

THBT the protections of international law conventions and treaties should not apply to combatants from terrorist organisations (e.g. prohibition on torture, prisoner of war status, guarantee of post-conflict release)

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2019,3

TH opposes the norm that romantic love should be the primary source of fulfilment in a person's life

Love No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,3

THW require that all ads and packaging of luxury goods to include poverty pin ups (e.g. the price of this bag could have sent ten children to school)

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW criminalize violent fouls in sports

CJS No Theme

Icho,2019,1

THW introduce a female quota in parliament

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,3

THW not allow individuals to take life prolonging treatments

Health No Theme

ICU-T,2018,4

THW allow companies to offer cryonics services to the general public in all scenario

Cryonics refers to the low-tempreture preservation of people, with the hope that restoration to full health may be possible in the distant future (Not to be confused with “cryogenics” which means study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.)
Health No Theme

ICU-T,2018,4

THW not allow individuals from developing countries to volunteer for experimental drug tests

Labor/Welfare No Theme

ICU-T,2018,QF

THBT Twitter should have maintained its suspension of Politwoops

Politwoops is a service created by government transparency nonprofit organizations with the goal of archiving statements by politicians that were later deleted from social media. In 2015, Twitter chose to suspend access to the service on their platform in the lead up to the 2016 US Presidential elections. After some pushback from the public, Twitter agreed to reinstate the service in 25 countries, including the United States.
Politics No Theme

NEAO,2018,3

THW ban the development of AIs designed for military combat.

Military/Security No Theme

Gemini,2019,2

THR progressive movements broadcasting private information of an individual or an organization on SNS as a means of punishment

Media/SNS No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,4

THBT post-conflict societies should destroy all artwork created in support of a fallen dictator

Military/Security Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,4

THBT consumers living in the first world should boycott "fast fashion".

No Theme

Titech,2019,3

THW legalize publication and revision of previously unpublished works by dead authors without their prior consent

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

Assuming feasiblity, THW allow prospective adoptive parents to manipulate the memory of orphans

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Titech,2018,1

During compulsory education, THW actively seek to create the impression that some historical icons were LGBT

Minority No Theme

Titech,2018,2

THW base monetary criminal fines primarily on the income of the perpetrator rather than the severity of the crime

CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,5

In countries where tertiary education is heavily subsidised or completely free, THW allow students who have passed their high school board exam to study any subject in any local university of their choosing

Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2018,5

THW portray Winston Churchill as a villain of history

Politics No Theme

NDO,2019,GF

THR the social norm that vengeance, hostility and agony towards individuals or tragic events are unhealthy forms of self-motivation

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NEAO,2019,1

TH supports the active use of "OK Boomer" by the younger generation

"OK Boomer" is a catchphrase that gained popularity among the younger generation to dismiss or mock attitudes stereotypically attributed to the older generation (in particular baby boomers). These include such as but not limited to perceived resistance to technological change, rise in living standards, college debts, climate change denial, marginalization of minorities or opposition to younger generations' ideals.
Narrative/Norm No Theme

NEAO,2019,2

TH Supports the creation of a Northeast Asian Union (i.e. a regional intergovernmental organization that promotes the integration at social, economic, and political levels)

IR No Theme

Icho,2019,SF

THW abolish labor unions and labor protections during times of economic crisis

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Osawa,2019,3

Assuming feasibility, THW implement the "Literal and Universal Birth Lottery" system

"Literal and Universal Birth Lottery" is a cool word I came up with. It refers to a system in which parents do not raise their own biological children. Instead, they will raise children who are randomly assigned to them through a lottery in a universal/global scale. For example, a Japanese parent may be assigned a Thai child, and vice versa.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2019,9

THBT developing countries should privatise their State-Owned Enterprises (such as airlines, railway utility companies)

Development No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,4

THBT being a victim of child abuse should not be a mitigatory factor in court

CJS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Rookie GF

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than as cash payments

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Rookie GF

THW require religious schools to give safe sex education regardless of parental consent

Religion Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Rookie GF

THW not take any action to discourage individuals from smoking tobacco

Health No Theme

Elizabeth,2019,3

THBT when dating for the first time, it is better to date with someone with a lot of dating experience than who has never dated before

Love No Theme

ICU-T,2018,2

THBT feminists should support initiatives of porn websites to spearhead sex education

Feminism/Gender No Theme

ICU-T,2018,2

THS feminist campaigns that glorify housewives

Feminism/Gender No Theme

UADC,2019,3

THBT companies in the gig economy (Uber, Grab, Gojek, Pathao etc.) should be required to provide contractors who work as long as full-time employees with the same benefits as full-time employees

Labor/Welfare No Theme

UADC,2019,6

THBT intersex athletes with elevated testosterone levels should not be allowed to participate in women's athletics without undergoing hormone therapy

Art/Sport/Culture Minority No Theme

UADC,2019,8

TH prefers a world where there are fewer but larger charitable organizations combating poverty

No Theme

Icho,2018,1

THW ban negative campaigning in political elections

Politics No Theme

Icho,2018,2

THW force doctors to tell the true condition of illnesses directly to patients

Health No Theme

Icho,2018,3

THW force religious schools to provide sex education. (including contraception and existence of abortion)

Religion Education/Academia No Theme

ICU-T,2018,1

THW subsidise companies to introduce flextime

Flextime is a flexible hours schedule that allows workers to alter workday start and finish time as long as they fulfill a given quota (such as 45 hours a week). There is also a “core” period in which the employee must be present at work (e.g. from 11 AM to 3 PM)
Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie GF

TH regrets the rise of recruitment through employee referral

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,2

THW abolish juvenile law

CJS No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,ESL GF

THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence

No Theme

Ryoso,2018,SF

THBT the Islael Philharmonic Orchestra should regularly play the works of Richard Wagner

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Ryoso,2018,GF

TH regrets the rising public skepticism towards science

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Ryoso,2018,Rookie GF

THBT celebrities should not publish their political position

Politics No Theme

SIDO,2018,3

As a billionaire who opposes the development of strong artificial intelligence, THW fund violent and destructive action against companies that aim to creat strong AI

Strong artificial intelligence refers to machines that have the ability to think at least as well as humans and could act independent of human instruction
No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,1

TH prefers all scolarship to be granted solely on the basis of financial needs as opposed to merit

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,2

THBT professional gaming teams should not hire players who have made sexist remarks

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,4

THR the common focus by voters on the ideological consistency of politicians

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Pre QF

THW mandate all citizens to purchase attorney fee insurance

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,1

TH, as feminists, opposes classic Disney Films(e.g. Snow White, Cinderella etc.)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie QF

THBT local residents should have the right to veto the state permission for self-driving car experiments

Self-driving car is on the way of development, it has basic systems however, it is said that in order to improve quality of automation, the car should collect unexpected incidents
No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie GF

THBT fear should not be used as a means of propagating religion to children

Religion No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,OF

THBT members of the parliament should resign when they change/quit the parties they represent during elections

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,QF

TH, as Government of Indonesia, would abolish sharia law in Aceh

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,QF

TH, as South Africa, would rejoin and encourage other African nations to remain in/rejoin the International Criminal Court

IR No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,SF

TH opposes the World Happiness Report

The world Happiness Report is an annual publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network which contains rankings of national happiness and analysis of the data from various perspectives. These variables currently include: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, perceptions of corruption
No Theme

NDO,2018,3

THBT politicians should not use sensational rhetoric (e.g. War on Terror, Axis of evil) in public

Military/Security Politics No Theme

NDO,2018,3

THBT post-conflict states should suppress discourse surrounding the period of conflict in order to promote peace

Military/Security No Theme

The Kansai,2019,4

THW tax companies that actively replace human workers with artificial intelligence or robots at significantly higher rates than other companies

Economics Labor/Welfare No Theme

Titech,2018,1

THBT governments of conservative societies should financially incentivise men to be house-husbands

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,1

TH, as Japan, would shift from a membership-based employment system to a job-based employment system

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie GF

THW allow plea bargaining

CJS No Theme

The Kansai,2018,QF

THBT digital profile checks(Facebook posts,tweets) should not be allowed in the college and job admission process

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2018,SF

THBT contemporary art has done more harm than good to the field of art

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,4

TH regrets the use of civilian spyware applications between couples such as Dr.Fone, Spyera, and FlexiSpy that allow users to track phones, text messages and all media and applications on the phone

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

Assuming feasibility, THW replace all adjudicators with AI

CJS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

THBT public universities in liberal democratic countries should not accept the children of ruling elite of oppressive regimes

Education/Academia No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THW allow public servants to criticize their government

Politics Labor/Welfare No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THBT top officials affected by personal scandal should resign

Politics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,3

TH opposes tiger-parenting as a form of education

Child/Reproduction No Theme

EUDC,2019,1

THBT Greece should introduce significant financial incentives for companies and individuals currently based in Athens to relocate to other Greek cities

Over a third of the Greek population lives in Athens
Economics No Theme

EUDC,2019,5

THBT consumers should predominantly aim to buy locally produced goods and services

Economics No Theme

EUDC,2019,6

THW break up Disney

The Walt Disney Company owns Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, ABC and dozens of other studios, media networks, amusement parks and merchandising rights
Economics No Theme

EUDC,2018,6

TH regrets the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence* as the central theme

Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.
Health No Theme

EUDC,2018,8

THBT Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Titech,2019,3

THR the trend of museums focusing on instagram-centric art experience

Instagram-centric art is an art designed to be instagram-worthy
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

Assuming quantifiable, THW pay compensation for sleepdeprivation and sleeping disorder

Health No Theme

EUDC,2018,9

TH supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture

Child/Reproduction No Theme

SIDO,2018,1

THBT sates should not prosecute menbers of terrorist organizations who leave those organizations and coorperate with the state.

Military/Security No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,4

As a teacher from an underprivileged racial/ethnic minority, THW intentionally inflate the grades of students from similarly disadvantaged groups

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,QF

In newly democratized post-conflict society, THW subject people who commit severe corruption to the death penalty

CJS Military/Security No Theme

HKDO,2018,1

THBT social media should aggressively promote content that is divergent to the user's current opinions

Media/SNS No Theme

HKDO,2018,2

THBT countries should tax their citizens for the income they generate while working and living abroad

Economics No Theme

HKDO,2018,3

THBT the United Kingdom should not have handed control of Hong Kong back to China

IR No Theme

HKDO,2018,QF

THBT the US and the EU, should stop all military, political and financial support to both Israel and the Palestinians until they reach a peace agreement

Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Pre QF

THW prohibit the poor and lower middle class from purchasing risk assets

Risk Assets refers to assets that have a significant degree of price volatility, such as equities, junk bonds, real estates and currencies. It may possibly bring a high return in exchange for high risk.
Economics No Theme

WUDC,2019,4

THBT the ongoing process of decolonisation should include actively disempowering religions that were imposed on the country during colonialism

Decolonisation refers to the process of critiquing and moving away from value systems and influences that were imposed on countries during colonialism. Some examples include: removing statues of colonial figures e.g. Cecil Rhodes, prioritising indigenous narratives of history over colonial narratives, replacing colonial authors with local authors in curricula.
Education/Academia Religion No Theme

WUDC,2018,9

This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harrasment

CJS No Theme

WUDC,2019,5

THW implement substantial measures to impose long-termism in corporate investment culture (e.g. minimum holding periods for shares, yearly rather than quarterly financial reporting, long-term executive compensation plans)

Economics No Theme

WUDC,2019,6

TH supports granting megacities autonomous control over their economic and social policy (e.g. immigration, health, criminal justice) with national taxation policy remaining under the control of the federal government

Megacities are cities with a population of over 10 million people
Politics No Theme

Womens,2018,2

THBT the feminist movement should actively oppose norms of stable monogamous relationships

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Womens,2018,3

THW not restrict sexual expression in public (e.g. public nudity, displayal of pornographic images)

No Theme

Womens,2018,GF

THW ban sex selective abortion

Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common where male children are valued over female children
Child/Reproduction No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,1

THBT income taxes should be levied on the profit produced by AI robots

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,2

THW not consume the works of art created by people who have engaged in gravely unethical behavior

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

WUDC,2018,4

THW limit the amount of time that a museum can display a given piece of art to 3 months out of every 10 year period, rather than allow museums to display their works as long as they choose

The art that you see in a museum typically comes from one of the following sources: i) that museum’s permament collection that’s always on display, ii) that museum’s permament collection that is mostly kept in storage and may occasionally be displayed (the largest museums usually display as little as 5% of their collections); iii) pieces lent to that museum on a temporary basis by another museum iv) pieces donated or lent by private individuals or institutions.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

WUDC,2018,6

THBT all states should mandate that research on and use of CRISPR technology be exclusively carried out by institutions funded entirely by the state

CRISPR is currently the only existing technology that allows cheap, fast and targeted gene edition in living organisms. It potentially allows for heritable* changes, though so far very little research on such heritable changes in humans has occurred. * heritable changes are changes that can be passed on from parents to their children.
Health No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie GF

THW ban the creation and usage of killer robots

Military/Security No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Pre QF

THBT environmentalists should reject offers of corporate funding for their research

Environment No Theme

WUDC,2018,ESL SF

TH prefers a non-adversarial legal system

In an adversarial legal system (which is implemented in most countries), the prosecution and defense perform investigations, provide evidence, question witnesses and make legal arguments in an attempt to win the case, while the judge(s) are relatively passive observers and act as an impartial referee. In a non-adversarial legal system, the judge takes responsibility for most of the investigative process ? questioning defendants and witnesses, ordering searches to be done ? in an attempt to gather facts and look for any and all evidence in an impartial way. The prosecution and defense may be questioned by the judge, but have no control over the proceedings, and perform a minor role within the court.
CJS No Theme

WUDC,2018,Pre Oct

THBT ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the rest of the world

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising of Southeast Asian states which promotes Pan-Asianism and greater economic integration within the ASEAN common market. There are 10 ASEAN member states, namely, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Loas, & Vietnam.
IR No Theme

WUDC,2018,QF

TH, as a parent of a child of ASPD, would enable and support that child given that child’s aims based on their current psychological makeup, instead of trying to make them more empathetic

Individuals with Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), formerly known as sociopathy, have a highly reduced ability to feel empathy. People with ASPD do potentially have the ability to feel empathy, and, as with other emotions, their capacity to feel empathy can be increased based on exposure to certain experiences and relationships, yet is unlikely to reach what is considered a “normal” level.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2018,GF

THW rather save the list of a single child, over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years

With a spare $1,000, one can provide (on average) a single child, who would otherwise have died in infancy, with a full and healthy life ? for example, by donating to the distribution of insecticide-treated anti-malaria bed nets. Alternatively, one can (on average) increase the life expectancy of about 5 adults by 10 years ? for example, by donating to the therapy for deadly acquired diseases in the developing world
Child/Reproduction No Theme

K-cup,2018,3

THBT social movements should use courts rather than legislature to advance social change

CJS No Theme

BP Novice East,2019,1

THW censor and remove all contents (including books and tweets) which are deemed to be anti-vaccination

Health Media/SNS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THW establish exclusive schools for the LGBTQ

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,SF

THBT people who currently promote vegetarianism on animal welfare grounds should instead advocate for consumption of products where the production process treats animals well. e.g.) products with "Certified Animal Welfare Claims" like "cage free"products

Animal Right No Theme

NDO,2018,2

THBT sex offenders should be monitored with GPS technology

CJS No Theme

Japan BP,2019,3

As a prominent religious leader of a major religion, THW actively promote the narrative that atheists and irreligious people can still be accepted into heaven.

Religion No Theme

Japan BP,2019,4

THO the idealization of the pacifist civil rights leader

Military/Security No Theme

Japan BP,2019,QF

THBT former colonies should actively de-emphasize prominent western thinkers in their education

Education/Academia No Theme

Japan BP,2019,SF

TH, as the minority resistance group, would accept the offer

You are a resistance group in an autocratic state. The state has promised amnesty to all those in the group as long as it gives up the struggle. Your group is greatly outnumbered
Minority Military/Security No Theme

Japan BP,2019,Rookie SF

THBT Western liberal democracies should cease their efforts to universalize liberal values

Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,3

In areas of chronically low academic attainment, THBT the general approach of educational charities should be to focus resources on maximising the potential of exceptional students, over helping the lowest achieving

Education/Academia No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,4

THS the rise of computational creativity

Computational Creativity' is a scientific field researching AI models that simulate or replicate human creativity. Projects in the field include but are not limited to using AI to script films, compose music, write poetry, and paint
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,5

THW give legislative veto power to a Future Generations Commission

For the purposes of this debate, a 'Future Generations Commission' is an independent body mandated with mapping the long-term impacts of governmental policy on the young, or unborn generations
Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,ESL SF

Where resources are significantly limited, THBT states should actively promote religion in areas of high poverty

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,1

THW introduce a licensing system for investment in stock market

Economics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,2

TH, as a prominent Japanese feminist, would not participate in the #metoo movement

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,3

THR the narrative that children should love their parents

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,1

THBT the feminist movement should oppose anti-aging products

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,1

THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,1

THBT #metoo movement should prioritise a path towards redemption over retribution

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,QF

TH prefers a world where memory is permanent and infallible

Morality No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,QF

TH prefers a world where individuals pursue a personal notion of higher being rather than opting into a religious institution

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,GF

THR Filial Piety

Filial Piety is a virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors. In more general terms, it means to be good to one’s parents; to take care of one’s parents; to engage in good conduct not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a good name to one’s parents and ancestors.
Narrative/Norm No Theme

EUDC,2018,ESL GF

TH supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity

Morality No Theme

EUDC,2018,GF

THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

THR the dominant narrative in children’s education that good always wins

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,2

THW deny broadcasting rights to news channels that consistently fail to meet a minimum truth requirement

Media/SNS No Theme

Gemini,2019,2

THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes

Media/SNS No Theme

Gemini,2019,3

THW make tax exemption to religious organizations contingent upon them not discriminating (e.g. refusing to perform religious services, not allowing participation by homosexuals.)

Religion No Theme

Gemini,2019,4

THW make developmental aid to developing countries contingent on whether they follow an environmentally friendly agenda

Environment No Theme

Gemini,2019,4

THW shorten the patents of green technologies by large corporations

Environment No Theme

Gemini,2019,4

THBT countries that are major polluters should accept environmental refugees

Environment No Theme

Gemini,2019,OF

THBT election campaigns should be fully financed by the state

Politics No Theme

Gemini,2019,OF

THW make the weight of votes proportionate to a person’s expected remaining lifespan

Politics No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

THW only subsidize art that is understandable to the average viewer

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Gemini,2018,OF

THBT in times of high unemployment, governments should remove all minimum standard regulations in the labour market.

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Gemini,2018,GF

TH as you would remain in closeted

You are a closeted homosexual living in a discriminatory society, and you are the CEO of a successful company.
Minority No Theme

Gemini,2018,GF

Assuming that individual’s happiness is measurable by the state, THW levy a tax proportionally to happiness

No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW impose chemical castration on sexual offenders instead of imprisonment

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2018,SF

THBT the environmental activists should never use violence as a strategy to forward their cause.

Environment No Theme

KK-cup,2019,4

THBT states with aging populations should accept more immigrants instead of providing incentives for their citizens to have more children

No Theme

Kyushu,2019,4

THW hold heads of corporations criminally liable for significant environmental damages caused by their corporations

Environment No Theme

Kyushu,2019,SF

TH, as a parent, would teach their daughters to embrace the ideal of the “independent women”

The ideal of the ‘independent women’ refers to the ideal that a woman ought to be entirely self sufficient, and should not have to receive external validation to feel good about herself and to be able to achieve success. This ideal pushes the notion that being financially and environmentally independent is best for women.
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Kyushu,2018,2

TH rejects all narratives that depict insect-jisatsu as honorable

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2018,3

THW ban military recruitment campaigns targeted at low-income groups

Military/Security No Theme

KK-cup,2018,2

THBT states have moral justifications to implement death penalty

CJS Morality No Theme

KK-cup,2018,3

THBT states should pay a wage to housewives and househusbands

Labor/Welfare No Theme

KK-cup,2018,SF

THBT post conflict states should suppress discourse surrounding the period of conflict in order to promote peace

Military/Security No Theme

KK-cup,2018,GF

Assuming feasibility, THW allow selling and buying one’s lifetime years

Health No Theme

NDO,2018,4

TH opposes moral education as an official subject in the school curriculum

Education/Academia No Theme

KK-cup,2019,1

THW implement blind voting for general elections

For the purposes of this debate, “blind voting” refers to a system where voters cast their votes for various policies, and a candidate is matched to them based on their preference
Politics No Theme

NEAO,2018,GF

TH, as the executive body would choose to eliminate based on utility over a random draw.

In 2200, the world is unable to accomodate everyone. The only way for half the population to survice is to eliminate the other hald. A confidential world executive body was formed in order to deal with this issue.
Morality No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,SF

THW allow individual to pay the state to buy exemption from compulsory military services

Military/Security No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,1

TH opposes the attempts by the feminist movement to redefine roles and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g. wanting to be a housewife, wearing make-up and heels) as empowering

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,2

THS countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in order to create their own regional replacements (e.g. an African Criminal Court, an InterAmerican Criminal Court)

CJS IR No Theme

China BP,2018,3

During economic crises, THBT states should prioritise fiscal stability (i.e. balancing budget) over increasing public spending

Economics No Theme

China BP,2018,4

THBT international criminal tribunals should introduce the death penalty for individuals convicted of crimes against humanity

CJS No Theme

China BP,2018,5

THBT academic journals should not publish articles that characterize colonialism as positive

Education/Academia No Theme

China BP,2018,9

THW allow political parties to make binding electoral promises that, once broken, will immediately trigger reelection

Politics No Theme

China BP,2018,GF

THBT Asian education systems should actively promote the view that Asian culture is superior to Western Culture

Education/Academia No Theme

NDO,2018,1

THW ban pornography which depicts women in submissive manner

Feminism/Gender No Theme

NDO,2018,1

THW ban religious street preachers in public

Religion No Theme

NDO,2018,1

THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes

Media/SNS No Theme

NDO,2018,2

THW ban private lawyers from criminal court and establish ‘Public attorneys’ office’ as counter part of ‘Public Prosecutors’ office’

CJS No Theme

NDO,2018,4

In a super-aging society, THW give more votes to the young

Politics No Theme

UADC,2018,1

TH, as Islamic political parties (e.g. PAS in Malaysia, National Awakening Party PKB in Indonesia, Jamaat e Islam in Pakistan and Bangladesh) in democracies, would exclusively focus on social welfare instead of attempting to reform politics

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,1

TH place warning labels pertaining to the contravention of secular laws on all religious texts

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,1

THW mandate the use of religious establishments as places of refuge for the homeless in order to qualify for tax breaks

Religion No Theme

Elizabeth,2019,4

THW legalize dueling to the death

Health No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,1

THW ban homeschooling

Education/Academia No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,2

THBT media should not broadcast news of suicide

Media/SNS No Theme

Osawa,2019,2

TH, as the feminist movement, opposes the "not like other girls" trope

"Not like other girls" trope is a common TV/Movie/Book/Meme plot or characterization where the main female protagonist is described as being "different" and "unusual" (e.g. being smart, emotionally resilient, down to earth, independent, less caring, lacks interest in certain things) compared to other 'typical girls.'
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Icho,2018,4

THBT social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) should actively remove content that they deem to be fake news from their platforms

Media/SNS No Theme

Icho,2018,Pre Oct

THBT CEOs of large corporations should be selected by employees rather than shareholders

Economics No Theme

Icho,2018,OF

THW nationalize pharmaceutical industry

Health No Theme

Icho,2018,QF

THW ban all non essential forms of cosmetic surgery

Health No Theme

Icho,2018,SF

THW monitor sex offenders with GPS technology

CJS No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,2

THBT environmental advocacy groups should prioritise lobbying governments to change environmental policy (e.g. cap and trade policies, banning environmentally harmful chemicals) rather than convincing individuals to take responsibility for their contribution to environmental damage (e.g. reducing/recycling waste, taking public transport)

Environment No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,ESL SF

THBT the US should cut all political, economic and military ties with Saudi Arabia

Military/Security No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,Rookie GF

THBT post-conflict states should actively promote a unifying national narrative in the history curriculum

No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,QF

THW allow city and local governments to be held civilly responsible for deaths that can be ascribed to homelessness

No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,GF

THP a world where people believe you should maximize productivity to a world where people believe you should maximize leisure

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Philosophy,2018,2

Assuming that there is a drug that can induce a life-long coma in which one experiences the state of absolute happiness without requiring any further care until physical death from old age, THW immediately administer it to all humans

Health No Theme

Philosophy,2018,3

THBT if you choose to treat your lover and not the complete stranger, you will be morally blameworthy

Assuming that Ebola has spread to Japan, and you are a doctor who has just invented the cure, but only have one indivisible portion of it, and the only two patients in your care are your lover and a complete stranger, both of whom are in critical condition and will certainly die without treatment within a few hours
Health No Theme

Philosophy,2018,GF

TH opposes the idea of Social Contract as a rationale for citizens’ obligation to obey the state’s coercive decisions (such as laws and policies)

Social Contract is a political theory that attempts to justify coercion of citizens by the state by claiming that the state exists because citizens agreed to establish it to promote common good. This agreement is usually referred to as the Social Contract
No Theme

Philosophy,2019,1

THBT it is immoral to give birth to a new life

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Philosophy,2019,2

THR the decline of postmodernist art

Postmodernism ? The premise of the ideology is that there is no definite terms, boundaries or absolute truth in existence
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Philosophy,2019,3

TH oppose science as a predominant rationale in understanding the world

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,1

THW limit companies ability to replace workers with technology

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,1

THW allow individuals to opt out of employment provisions and regulations relating to health and safety in return for increased pay

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Momiji,2019,GF

THR the rise of social influencers

A Social Influencer is a user on social media who has established credibility in a specific field. A social media influencer has access to a large audience (e.g. followers on Twitter/ Instagram and subscribers on YouTube) and can persuade others by virtue of their appeal and reach
Media/SNS No Theme

UADC,2019,2

THBT children of minority communities should prioritize developing their communities as opposed to seeking personal success elsewhere

Minority No Theme

UADC,2019,2

TH prefers a world where all relationships (platonic and romantic) are pursued without the intention of achieving long-term sustainability

Love No Theme

UADC,2019,3

THBT governments should not provide preferential treatment to local firms when allocating investment incentives

Economics No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,2

TH, as the feminist movement, would support robot brothels.

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,4

THW allow foreign funding of local political NGOs.

Politics No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,5

In relaiton to the sexual allegations scandals of the Vatican, THBT Pope Francis should resign.

Religion No Theme

Ryoso,2018,3

THW ban private healthcare curation websites

Health No Theme

UADC,2019,7

THBT progressive political candidates should not accept large donations (cash, product or services) from rich donors/corporations

Politics No Theme

Momiji,2018,GF

THBT medical institutions in developed countries should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, medical institutions in developing countries that do not meet standards in developed countries on human crinical trials

Medical institutions in developing countires (e.g. Southeast Asia, Central Asia) are becoming increasingly competitive within the field of human clinical trials and now constitute a major share of world's scientific output. These trials operate under local medical standards that are pointed out to be less stringent than ones in developed countries.
Health No Theme

SIDO,2018,4

THBT NATO should end all political, economic, and military support for the Russian Commonwealth

Military/Security No Theme

NEAO,2019,GF

TH, as the Feminist Movement, would publicly denounce Sheila's talk

Sheila is a woman who was subjected to forced marriage back in the rural town where she was born. After many years, Sheila has come to terms with her marriage and leads a happy life with her husband and children. She intends on giving a talk on the positive aspects of her marriage and how forced marriage is a legitimate way of life.
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,3

THB that Western states should engage in covert cyber-attacks against infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech* in authoritarian states. *e.g., the Great Firewall of China

IR No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,4

THS a two parliament system where one consists of elected representatives and the other consists of experts or individuals with outstanding achievement in their field of study or activity

Politics No Theme

Philosophy,2018,1

THBT people of the present generation do not have any duties with regards to unborn people of future generations

Morality No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie SF

THBT the countries which militarily intervene in another country should receive a significant number of the people who are harmed in the conflict as refugees

Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie SF

TH opposes tourist embargo as a means against oppressive regime

IR No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie GF

TH opposes the commodification of religious symbols as a fashion

Religion No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,OF

THW not contact secluded communities in order to impart modern knowledge/technologies

Minority No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,OF

TH prefers the world where political realignment happens frequently

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,SF

TH, as feminists, would seek out globally unified feminism rather than localized/ interracial autonomous feminisms

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,2

THW require all citizens to perform two years of national civic services (ex. Healthcare, education, etc.)

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,3

TH opposes individual evaluation and accolades in activities competed by teams (e.g. Most Valuable Player, Speaker Score).

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,SF

TH prefers the world where human beings look the same

No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,1

THBT electronic sports should be included in the Olympics.

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,3

THW criminalize the creation and spreading of science-based conspiracy theories (flat earth, global warming is a hoaz, vaccines cause autiusm, etc.)

No Theme

Ryoso,2018,2

THBT taxation policy should be decided by unelected economists selected by their peers.

Economics No Theme

Ryoso,2018,4

THBT the feminist movements should support ads and campaigns that fature servicewomen with emphasis on their sexual appearance.

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Ryoso,2018,QF

THBT rules and scheduling of professional sports should be made in the interest of fairness and the welfare of competitors regardless of commercial incentives or the interest of audiences

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,2

THBT the feminist movement should condemn women who seek to ‘marry rich’

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,2

THBT social movements should abandon the strategy of attacking and delegitimizing the viewpoints of other people on the basis of their privilege

Minority No Theme

TDO,2018,GF

THBT it is in China's interest to not use sharp power

Countries often attempt to influence foreigners into thinking positively of them. Countries can do so by spreading their culture, as the U.S. with Hollywood movies - that's soft power. Alternatively, they can try to censor anything that portrays them in a bad light or to spread their version of the facts - this is called sharp power. Examples include America's CIA funding secret radio stations in Eastern Europe during the Cold War or China funding American/Australian universities by setting up Confucius Institutes on campus and then threatening to withdraw funding if the universities publish anything that criticizes China.
IR No Theme

TDO,2018,SF

THS Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran Nuclear Deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed in 2015 between Iran and the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. Under the accord, Iran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities for 15 years and allow in international inspectors in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions. On May 8th 2018, the Trump Administration announced to withdraw from the Iran Deal, claiming that “the Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen.“
IR Military/Security No Theme

Gemini,2019,3

THW pay a salary to stay-at-home parents

Child/Reproduction No Theme

The Kansai,2018,QF

THBT Democrats should accept a Mexico-United States border wall in exchange for the full legalization of DACA dreamers currently in the United States

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2018,SF

TH celebrates the rise of social media corporations actively intervening in controversial/offensive posts

Media/SNS No Theme

The Kansai,2018,SF

TH supports the dominant narrative that “When you give up, that’s when the game is over”

Narrative/Norm No Theme

The Kansai,2018,GF

THW introduce “moral meat education” in to the compulsory education system

Education/Academia No Theme

The Kansai,2018,GF

TH celebrates the rise of non-politicians presidential office (e.g. Oprah, Donald Trump)

Politics No Theme

Titech,2018,2

Assuming technology exists, THW incapacitate juries from recognising the racial/ethnic background of suspected criminals and victims

CJS No Theme

Titech,2018,3

TH prefers Facebook and other social media to manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to promote content that is opposed to their beliefs

Media/SNS No Theme

Titech,2018,3

THR the rise of internet celebrity (i.e. youtubers) as a form of business

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2018,1

THBT minority groups should not repurpose terminologies that were formerly used to oppress them.

Minority No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2018,2

As a strategy for upcoming election campaign, THBT Democratic Party should predominantly push democratic socialism as its core agenda.

Politics No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2018,3

TH opposes sympathizing and humanizing portrayals of Nazi soldiers

Military/Security No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,1

THR the societal emphasis of charity/volunteering as a virtue

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,2

THS active racebending which is favourable towards socially underprivileged races (i.e., African American, Asian)

Racebending is an act that changes character's perceived race or ethnicity during the adoption of a work from one medium to another. (i.e., Black James Bond, White female Ancient One in Doctor Strange.)
Minority No Theme

UADC,2018,4

TH regrets the narrative that democracy is the ideal form of governance under all circumstances.

Politics No Theme

UADC,2018,4

TH, as the leader, would curtail media freedom and jail fundamentalist-minded dissidents

You are a progressive leader of a democratic nation that is going through a rise in extremely conservative viewpoints. You are convinced that the prevalence of such political beliefs will inevitably lead to a rise of intolerance and discrimination towards minorities.
Politics No Theme

UADC,2018,5

THW allocate research funds in public universities purely on state-determined utility factors

Education/Academia No Theme

K-cup,2018,GF

THS Noblesse Oblige

Nobles Oblige refers to the concept that privileged people (such as the rich, the educated, celebrity, etc.) have the social obligation not only to observe the law but also to serve as a good model, regardless of their own interest/profit. (For example, give a seat to others in public transportation, participate volunteer, donate for socially vulnerable people, or join the military. )
Narrative/Norm No Theme

Kyushu,2018,1

THBT developed countries should pay developing countries to protect ecologically important land and/or waters from economic exploitation(e.g. deforestation, mining, fishing)

Development No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,3

THW cancel third-world debts on the condition that the countries will pursue an environment-friendly agenda

Environment Development No Theme

Momiji,2018,4

THR the perception that soldiers are heroes

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Momiji,2018,Pre QF

THBT social sanctions should be a mitigating factor of criminal length

A social sanction is a reaction from others in society to an acused person. It varies in society from releasing the private information by media, dismissal by his company, or the insult on the internet.
CJS No Theme

Momiji,2018,QF

THBT former colonial powers should drastically increase the number of immigrants from their ex-colonies

IR No Theme

Umeko,2019,QF

TH, as moderate feminist groups, would actively label and criticize radical feminists as “Feminazis”

”Feminazi” is an artificial term which is a blend of ”Feminist” and ”Nazi”. It was popularized by politically conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh during the 1990s. The term particularly points at radical or militant feminists who are intolerant of opposing views or feminists who want superiority of women over men
Feminism/Gender No Theme

EUDC,2018,OF

THW prefer a religion which preaches that one’s fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it

Religion No Theme

EUDC,2018,QF

THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country’s monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts

Economics No Theme

EUDC,2018,SF

THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede

Politics No Theme

Wakaba,2019,1

THW legalize organ transplant for profit

Health No Theme

Wakaba,2019,1

THW introduce grade retention in compulsory education

Education/Academia No Theme

Wakaba,2018,2

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than cash payments

Labor/Welfare No Theme

WUDC,2019,Pre Oct

THBT the WHO should adopt a convention which bans the sell of drugs with high resistance tendencies (e.g. antibiotics) to countries which do not comply with WHO guidelines regarding their medical and agricultural use

The World Health Organisation has adopted conventions on various health topics which can impose binding regulations on member states.
Health No Theme

WUDC,2018,2

THS job security legislation

For the purpose of this debate, “job security legislation” refers to laws intended to make businesses fire employees less often. Its goal is to disincentives the termination of existing employees, whether the business employs an alternative individual to replace them or not. Examples of this legislation include, but are not limited to, increased severance pay and detailed cause requirements for terminating employment. Protections against discriminatory termination or similar laws do not fall under this term.
Labor/Welfare No Theme

WUDC,2019,ESL SF

TH supports governments significantly increasing their use of big data-based predictive models in decision-making to replace human judgements (e.g. criminal justice policy, allocation of healthcare resources, housing development)

Recently there has been an increased use of big data and sophisticated algorithms in making various policy judgements. As technology in machine learning and artificial intelligence advances, it is becoming more feasible to apply such methods to more government decision making process.
CJS Labor/Welfare No Theme

WUDC,2018,ESL QF

TH, as the Chinese Communist Party, would lift all restrictions on foreign investments in China, except restrictions critical to national security

There are currently a number of restrictions on foreign entities investing in China. Such restrictions include, but are not limited to: government approval for large foreign investments in China; limitations on the proportion of certain sectors that can be owned by foreign entities; and foreign companies that enter China are required to do so in a 50% joint venture with a local firm.
No Theme

TDO,2018,GF

You strongly suspect that your long-term significant other is cheating on you. THW choose not to find out

Morality No Theme

The Kansai,2019,2

TH regrets the dominant narrative in children’s education that good always wins

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Momiji,2019,3

THBT media should not broadcast private life of politicians

Politics Media/SNS No Theme

Momiji,2019,4

TH, as feminist movement, would advocate against advertisements which use female sexuality to appeal to customers

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Momiji,2019,QF

THW hold head of religious organizations legally liable when their believers, for religious reasons, deny giving medial treatment to their children under life-threatening condition

Health Religion No Theme

Momiji,2019,SF

THR the glamorization of start-up culture that encourages people to start their own companies rather than pursue traditional career paths

Labor/Welfare Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2019,1

THBT all decisions abkidout children's health should be made by medical professionals and not their parents

Health Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2019,1

THW ban all marketing for sugary products including but not limited to all advertising and design packaging

Health No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Pre QF

TH oppose long-tarm(several months) unpaid intnernships

Labor/Welfare No Theme

UADC,2019,1

THW remove all regulations on Potentially Reduced Risk Products (e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, vapes, tobacco heating products etc.) as a strategy to combat cigarette consumption

Health No Theme

Japan BP,2019,Rookie GF

THW use the technology

There is a technology that would allow for you to completely erase the existing human race, and any traces of the human species having ever existed
Morality No Theme

Titech,2018,GF

THW prohibit states from funding for the arts until the majority of citizens are living above the poverty line

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,2

Assuming Mars has been terraformed and is ready to house human civilisation, THW require that all the settlers on mars be atheists

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,4

THW allow biological fathers to waive their parental rights and responsibilities prior to the maximum allowable time of abortion

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Pre QF

THBT RuPaul’s Drag Race has done more harm than good to the transgender community

RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American show that makes the fiercest drag queens of America to compete for the title of the Next Drag Superstar. Recently this show has been under criticism for not letting post surgery drag queens to compete.
Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Pre QF

THR #NoHomo

No homo is a phrase used as slang at the end of a sentence to assert the statement spoken by the speaker had no intentional homosexual implications.
Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,QF

THS effective altruism

Effective altruism is a philosophy and a social movement which holds that actively helping others is of central moral importance, and approaches the choice of possible strategies in a rational and scientific way. An effective altruist follows a utilitarian metric in their charitable endeavours. For example an effective altruist would not give money to beggars but instead donate to UNICEF or a local NGO
Morality No Theme

Icho,2019,2

TH opposes peace education that uses shocking graphic images of war victims

Education/Academia No Theme

Icho,2019,3

THW ban sacrilegious arts

To make this motion clear, “”Sacreligous art”” is art which severely insults a religion or their God.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Icho,2019,4

THBT developing states should prioritize the education for the mass over the education for creating elites

Development No Theme

Icho,2019,OF

TH supports the usage of violence by environmental campaign groups to achieve their goals

Environment No Theme

WUDC,2018,1

THW ban all communication tech companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) from encrypting their users data, including the content of their communications, in such a way that the company cannot retrieve that data even under a court order

Media/SNS Military/Security No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,5

THBT the South African government should incentivize the movement of people out of townships, rather than focus on policies that try to economically develop townships

Development No Theme

WUDC,2019,EFL SF

THW grant individuals and organisations open standing to challenge the constitutionality of laws enacted by their government

In most legal systems, in order to initiate legal proceedings, potential plaintiffs must demonstrate that they are directly involved in the issues of a case in a way that is distinct from general members of the public. This means that an ordinary citizen cannot challenge a law as unconstitutional if they cannot prove that it has, or is imminently likely to, directly affect them. A doctrine of open standing would allow anyone to initiate legal proceedings in court. Plaintiffs would still need to demonstrate a valid legal argument. For example, under the status quo, new healthcare legislation which may increase many people's premiums could not be challenged by a general member of the public. Under a doctrine of open standing it could be.
CJS No Theme

Momiji,2018,1

THW force companies to reflect the racial diversity of national population on employee composition

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Momiji,2018,2

THW require individuals to pass a political general knowledge test in order to gain the right to vote

Politics No Theme

Momiji,2018,3

THBT developing countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools

Development Education/Academia No Theme

NEAO,2018,SF

THR the South Korean Supreme Court decision to find conscientious ebjection to military conscription not guilty.

Conscientious objectior to miltiary refers to an individual who has claimed the right to reduse to perform military service on the gorunds of freedom of thought, conscience or religion. On October 26th, 2018 the South Korean Supreme Court found a conscientious objection to mandatory military service case not guilty for the first time.
Military/Security No Theme

NEAO,2018,1

TH prefers a world where children are raised under communcal child reading over family based rearing.

Education/Academia No Theme

NEAO,2018,Pre QF

THW universally abolish CRBI (citizenship and residence by investment) schemes.

"Citizenship by Investment" (CBI) and "Residence by Investment" (RBI) schemes are offered by substantial number of countries, such as Canada, Malaysia, UAE. The schemes allow foreigners to obtain citizenship and temporary/permanent residence rights on the basis of local investments or a flat fee.
Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,3

TH opposes art criticism

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. Art critics usually criticize art. Art critics usually criticize art in the context of aesthetics or the theory of beauty. A goal of art criticism is the pursuit of a rational basis for art appreciation
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,4

TH opposes the narrative that it is shameful to sing to money

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,3

THBT black entertainers should not use the “N” word

Minority No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,4

THW not punish people who live below the poverty line for economic crimes that they have committed

CJS No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,4

THW introduce quota for people from working- class background in management

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,3

THS communal child rearing

Communal child rearing is the system of raising children as a whole society. In this system, biological parents lose parental right to their children, and the countries lose parental right to their children, and the communities give necessities of lives, educations and money for independence etc. to all children equally. Also, parents and children live apart, and don’t keep special connection to each other.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,2

THBT the LGBT movement should oppose popular artists “Queerbaiting” with their own sexuality

Queerbaiting refers to authors, writers, or artists attempting to attract LGBT audiences by suggesting queerness or same-sex relationship between characters. Recently, popular artists such as Ariana Grande have been creating music and music video that suggest their queerness while they have chosen not to discuss their sexuality or have stated they are heterosexual
Minority No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,3

THW ban expressions that glorify suicide

Health No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,3

THW impose legal obligations on major online media companies (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) to censor the Manosphere. (e.g. blocking accounts, taking down content)

The Manosphere is a name given to a loose and informal network of websites and blogs where men express opinions about issues concerning contemporary masculinity and male relationships with women, especially those associated with views that are hostile to feminism and women's rights.
Media/SNS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie SF

THBT parents should not share their childrens' photo publicly

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie SF

THBT parents should not teach morality to their underage children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbor" etc.)

Child/Reproduction Religion No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie SF

THBT parents should not encourage their children to aspire for a dream which is unlikely to be achieved

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,QF

THW prohibit the end to end encryption of telecommunication

End to end encryption refers to technology that prevents anyone including the application developer, the network service provider, or the law enforcement to be able to decode the content of interaction over the network.
No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,GF

THBT all trials should be incorporeal trials

An “Incorporeal trial” is a regular criminal/civil trial that abolishes physical hearings. The judge and/or jury will still preside over the case with documents and evidence submitted for the purpose of adjudication and sentencing. However, the lawyers, plaintiff and defendant are not physically present. Cross examination will be conducted via written text or voice recordings, and submitted as such.
CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,1

TH, as feminists, opposes gaining profit through dating(e.g. Papa katsu, Sugar babies)

A Sugar daddy refers to a wealthy older man who gives women lavish or monetary gifts exchange for companionship and sometimes sexual favors. A sugar baby , meanwhile , is normally an attractive younger woman who can’t afford her luxury lifestyle so getting money from sugar daddies.Recently, there has been an increase of sugar daddies. Recently, there has been an increase of sugar babies in Japan and this activity is called papa katsu in Japanese
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,2

THBT financial punishments should be proportionate to the wealth of offenders

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,2

THBT criminal sentences should only be based on consequences of the crime, and not intent

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,3

THBT museums should return arts to the countries of their origin

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,4

TH supports the growth of megacities as a development strategy

Megacities refer to large cities with population of over 10 million. The largest megacities in the world include Tokyo New Delhi, San Pailo and Beijing
Development No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie QF

THW give the right to vote for immigrants

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,3

THW require all sporting events to allow MtF transgender athletes to participate in female category without gender reassignment therapy

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

The Kansai,2019,3

TH, as LGBT community would actively promote the narrative that all people are essentially bisexual

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2018,4

TH regrets the dominant narrative of women as non-violent and vulnerable in conflicts and humanitarian crises

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie GF

TH opposes public entertainment (such as but not limited to dance, comedy, and circuses) which people with disabilities utilize their disabilities

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2018,QF

THW abolish the limit on presidential terms for the United States presidency

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2018,GF

THBT the United Nations should rebuke and rescind all support for Aung San Suu Kyi

IR No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,QF

TH, as White group in South Africa, Would declare the formation of violent rebellion against the government in case they amend the constitution

African National Congress, the ruling party of South Africa, is leaning towards constitutional amendment by which seizure of land without compensation can be constitutionally legitimate. Major target of seizure will be White farmers.
Minority No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,GF

From behind a veil of ignorance, TH would choose to not be born

Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2018,7

THW make welfare (E.g. Housing grants, food stamps, unemployment income) conditional on financial necessity only

Labor/Welfare No Theme

UADC,2018,QF

TH regrets Mattel's making of Barbie dolls out of feminist icons. (e.g. Freida Kahlo, Kathryn Watson, Amelia Earhart)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

UADC,2018,QF

THBT feminists should reject the 'guilt-tripping/shaming' approach in extremely conservative societies

Feminism/Gender No Theme

China BP,2018,6

Assuming feasibility, in countries with conscription, THW forcibly delete all soldiers’ memories of combat situations upon their discharge

Military/Security No Theme

China BP,2018,7

THBT the deaf rights movement should disproportionately emphasize the positive experiences associated with being deaf

Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Pre QF

TH regrets the choice of trans women to subscribe to traditional standards of female beauty

Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie GF

THW nationalise the ownership of Big Data

Big Data - Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions
No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie GF

THBT the ICC should be granted the right to use bounty hunters

IR No Theme

Elizabeth,2019,1

THW ban hate speech

No Theme

EUDC,2018,ESL QF

THBT the EU should decriminalize human smuggling*

Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent
CJS No Theme

WUDC,2018,ESL GF

In democratic post-colonial states, This house believes that opposition parties to the party of independence should claim and use the legacy of anti-colonial resistance

IR No Theme

ICU-T,2018,SF

TH supports the Vatican-China deal

Ties between china and the Vatican have long been strained by disputes over who can appoint bishops in the country. China’s 12 million catholics are split between underground communities that often recognize the pope and those registered with the state-controlled catholic patriotic association, where bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local church communities. The underground churches recognize only the Vatican’s authority, whereas the Chinese state churches refuse to accept authority of the pope. Negotiations to broker a framework accord between china and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations. Under the agreement. The Vatican would be given limited say in the appointment of future bishops in china. Under this deal, theVatican will have the ability to suggest potential candidates but China will have the final say over the appointments of the bishops.
IR Religion No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL GF

THBT multicultural states should actively impose a singular national identity (e.g. history, culture, language)

Art/Sport/Culture Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL GF

THBT former British colonies should no longer allow the maintenance of all physical remnants of colonial history (architecture, paintings, etc.)

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

NDO,2019,3

THBT progressive media should disproportionately cover successful stories of immigrants, rather then portray them as socially excluded or vulnerable

Media/SNS No Theme

NDO,2019,4

THP a world where governments prioritize economic growth over economic redistribution

Economics No Theme

NDO,2019,QF

THW jury nullfication as a means of combating racial injustices

Jury Nullification: the process where numbers of a trial jury find a defendant not guilty if they do not support a government’s law, do not believe it is constitutional or humane, or do not support a possible punishment for breaking the law
CJS No Theme

NDO,2019,QF

THBT corporations should be criminally liable for woke-washing as false advertising

Woke-washing is the promoting of progressive values by corporations as a part of their advertising pitch i.e. Mark & Spencer’s LGBTQ sandwich, Nike’s “Kaepernick ad” etc
Economics No Theme

NDO,2019,QF

THW allow parents of convicted criminals to bear a fraction of the total punishment that was originally and exclusively given to the children

CJS Child/Reproduction No Theme

Japan BP,2019,GF

THW venerate Toshimichi Okubo instead of Takamori Saigo as a hero

Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo were central figures in the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Takamori Saigo was a military leader who disagreed vehemently with westernization, and resigned from the Meiji government for its refusal to invade Korea. Saigo was a traditionalist who wished to preserve samurai values. He instigated and died in a rebellion against the Meiji government over its mistreatment of the samurai caste. Toshimichi Okubo was a bureaucrat responsible for the establishment of a modern governmental structure in Japan. He went on tour to the West and came back convinced that Japan needed to adopt the Western method of development. As Home Minister, Okubo fought and defeated his former friend Saigo. The samurai deemed Okubo as a traitor and assassinated him as a result. Saigo is still worshipped in Japan today, venerated as the “last true samurai” and a defender of Japanese national identity. Okubo is not.
Politics Military/Security No Theme

Ryoso,2019,GF

THBT the United Nations should remove the veto power of the P5 rather than expand Security Council to include new permanent seats

Military/Security IR No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2019,2

TH prefers a national parliament elected by Single-Member District over Proportional Representation

Politics No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2019,3

THBT political view/opinions is a legitimate criteria in employment decision

Labor/Welfare Politics No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2019,GF

THBT the United States should adopt wealth tax

Economics No Theme

WUDC,2020,9

This House would abolish primary and secondary school grades/years that group children based on age, and instead group them by competency and intelligence

Education/Academia No Theme

WUDC,2020,Pre Oct

TH prefers religions in which all individuals have roughly equal religious obligations and are encouraged to develop a personal connection with the divine, over religions in which religious obligation and access to the divine are concentrated in religious authority figures

Religion No Theme

WUDC,2020,SF

TH prefers a "Brave New World" to the status quo in Western Liberal Democracies

A “Brave New World” has these characteristics: 1. People are genetically engineered and socially conditioned by the state for specific societal roles. 2. People's material and physical needs are unfailingly met. 3. There is no possibility of changing the social order.
Narrative/Norm No Theme

ABP,2018,GF

THBT the probability of success should be removed from the Just War Theory

Military/Security No Theme

The Kansai,2020,1

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than in the form of cash payment.

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW ban all evangelist activities in refugee camps.

Religion No Theme

ABP,2018,5

THBT a pursuit of long-term special economic zones is in the interest of the communist government of Vietnam

Special economic zones commonly offer investors greater investment incentives and fewer restrictions than available in the country hosting the zone. Individuals or companies holding the lease on the land are usually granted a high degree or autonomy that is ceded from the central government
Economics No Theme

ABP,2018,HS GF

THBT historically oppressed communities should heavily prioritize teaching values of individualism to their children

Child/Reproduction No Theme

ABP,2018,EFL SF

THBT Taiwan should not glorify Chiang Kai-Shek

Chiang Kai-Shek is the founder of Taiwan and was the leader that ruled China before fleeing to the Island of Taiwan as a result of losing the Chinese civil war. He founded Taiwan as an autocracy and ruled it until his death
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ABP,2018,Pre QF

TH, as Imran Khan, Would attempt to significantly decrease the influence of the military over Pakistan’s politics

Imran Khan: the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan
Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2020,4

THBT media should anonymize the identity of convicted criminals(incl, but not limited to their age, face and race/nationality).

Media/SNS No Theme

The Kansai,2020,4

THW ban animated child pornography.

Child/Reproduction No Theme

The Kansai,2020,4

THW prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant.

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

K-cup,2018,3

Assuming feasibility,THW incapacitate people from connitting suiside

Health No Theme

K-cup,2018,1

THBT parents and educators should encourage children to prioritize their passion over materially successful life when they are mutually exclusive

Child/Reproduction No Theme

K-cup,2018,2

THBT LGBT movements should not glorify coming out

Coming out of the closet, or simply coming out,is a metaphor for LGBT people’s self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity
Minority No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THW allow immigrants to vote in all elections.

Politics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THBT it is legitimate for indigenous communities to take armed resistance against development projects which affect their communities.

Minority No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,1

TH regrets the rise of surveillance capitalism as a business model

Surveillance capitalism is the mone tization of data captured through monitoring people's movements and behavior online and in the physical world. Consumer surveillance is most commonly used for targeted marketing and advertising Marketers combine demographic information with data about people's online activities: their search activity, websites visited, posts and conversations in social media, and so on, to focus marketing efforts where there are most likely to meet with success. In a more direct monetization, many companies also sell customer data gathered through various surveillance channels to partners and other third parties
Media/SNS No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,QF

THBT the U.S. government should cap copay for prescription drugs.

Health No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,SF

THBT the IMF should bail out countries heavily indebted to China only when they agree to cancel further infrastructure projects with China.

IR Development No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,GF

THBT Japanese government should stop memorialization of their soldiers' deaths during WWⅡ.

Military/Security IR No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,4

THBT the environmental movement should abandon the narrative of personal responsibility in favor of one which emphasizes institutional accountability

Environment No Theme

Kyushu,2019,GF

THBT we should prioritize policies that seek to help people currently alive, over those that seek tomprotect the future

Politics No Theme

Kyushu,2018,3

Assuming the development of AI medical robots that are proven to perform better than human doctors,THW conceal all incidents of medical accidents caused by AI

Health No Theme

Kyushu,2018,4

THW institute quota for female leaders in academic institutions/organizations

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Kyushu,2018,Rookie GF

THBT educational institutions in developed countries should mandate a year-long work/study-abroad program in a developing country for their students

Education/Academia No Theme

Kyushu,2018,Pre QF

THBT it is never justified to assassinate state-sponsored scientists and researchers conducting research about weapons of mass destruction

Military/Security No Theme

BP Novice East,2018,1

THW not give medical treatment to patients of attempted suicide

Health No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,1

THW ban religious party in politics

Politics Religion No Theme

BP Novice West,2018,2

In times of crisis, THBT the state should withhold information that may damage social order

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,4

THR the concept of “the one that got away”

The one that got away is a person who you we're originally supposed to end up with, but due to a cause of fate or by consequences cause by you the relationship failed and as time goes by you wonder what you and that person could have been, making them the one that got away.
Love No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie SF

THS racial profiling

Military/Security CJS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie SF

THW allow the testing of experimental treatments on patients with terminal illness

Health No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie GF

THW mandate the public display of private collections

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie SF

THR the transformation of university campuses into safe spaces

Safe space is a place intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations.
Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,3

In conservative societies, TH, as the LGBT movement, would actively support lavender marriages

Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,3

THW instill nationalism in primary education

Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,4

In post conflict societies, THW subject people who commit severe corruption to the death penalty

CJS Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,4

THBT figureheads of national liberation movement (eg. Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Dalai Lama) should not become politicians after their movement succeeds

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie SF

THBT states should hold referenda to approve post-war resolutions

Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,GF

Assuming mass surveillance can lead to fully accurate data and law-enforcement agencies are fully able to act on such data, TH welcomes mass surveillance to prevent all crimes

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,GF

Assuming gene technologies are fully advanced, THBT states should financially sponsor parents to install desirable traits as decided by states on their children

Child/Reproduction No Theme

EUDC,2019,2

THBT it is in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to cease attempts to infringe on “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong, rather than continuing its current approach

IR No Theme

EUDC,2019,3

THW encourage women to be selfish

Feminism/Gender No Theme

EUDC,2019,4

THBT it is in the interest of dominant organised religions for their leaders to declare more progressive interpretations of traditional dogma

e.g. on dietary and pilgrimage requirements, the acceptability of contraception, same-sex relationships
Religion No Theme

TDO,2018,GF

THBT universities should never limit freedom of speech on campus, no matter how controversial

Education/Academia No Theme

The Kansai,2019,GF

THBT social media is ruining democracy

Media/SNS No Theme

The Kansai,2018,3

TH supports the continued remilitaraization of Japan

Military/Security No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

THBT schools actively rank children based on their achievements and encourage competition

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

THR the rise of university enrollment in developed countries

Education/Academia No Theme

HKDO,2018,SF

THR the emotion of regret (i.e TH prefers a world in which people cannot feel the emotion of regret)

No Theme

HKDO,2018,GF

THW allow American soldiers to sue their government for waging "unjust war"

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2019,EFL GF

THBT it is unjustified to assist evil regimes in systematically persecuting members of their identity group in order to mitigate and moderate the regime's abuses (e.g. Israel Kasztner in Nazi-controlled Hungary, Wang Jingwei in Japan-occupied China)

No Theme

WUDC,2018,8

TH prefers a world in which all individuals who have achieved a middle class standard of living choose to pursue the highest level of achievement in their chosen career, rather than a wold in which those individuals priorities day-to-day enjoyment over work

Narrative/Norm No Theme

WUDC,2018,OF

THS the court’s decision to acquit Tehlirian

Soghomon Tehlirian was an Armenian whose family was killed during the Turkish genocide against Armenians. In Berlin in 1921, Tehlirian assassinated Tallat Pascha, widely considered the main orchestrator of the Armenian genocide. Despite conclusive evidence of his guilt, a Berlin court decided to acquit Tehlirian and free him.
No Theme

Ryoso,2019,2

As university-oriented English parliamentary debate community oj Japan, TH prefers mandating all debaters to serve as an organaizing committee member over a voluntary system with significant financial compensation(haigher reward for organaizing committee)

Education/Academia Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Ryoso,2019,3

THBT developing countries should heavily disincentivize rural to urban migration

Development No Theme

Ryoso,2019,4

THBT public museums should never diplay offensive arts

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Womens,2019,1

THW require religious leaders to revise doctrines that undermine gender equality

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Womens,2019,3

TH opposes the trend of tech companies offering egg freezing as employee benefits

Child/Reproduction Labor/Welfare No Theme

Womens,2019,GF

THP a world where humans can completely tame their own emotions

Narrative/Norm Morality No Theme

Ryoso,2019,Pre SF

THW allow members of the armed forces to form labor unions

Military/Security Labor/Welfare No Theme

Ryoso,2019,SF

THR the use of human rights discourse that is predominantly in favor of civil and political rights by Western liberal democracies, against other countries/ ethnicities/ religions with different ideologies and priorities

Morality Narrative/Norm No Theme

Ryoso,2019,Rookie GF

THW suspend democracy in times of economic crisis

Politics Economics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,3

THW ban meat sellers/producers from using humane depictions of animals for marketing purposes

Animal Right No Theme

ICU-T,2018,3

THW prioritise maximising the welfare of the entire animal population over furthering efforts to protect endangered species

Environment No Theme

ICU-T,2018,GF

THR the usage of martyrs as emblems of social movements

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2018,1

THW allow children to choose to be adopted into a new family without the consent of their current parents

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Japan BP,2018,QF

THBT the billionaire donors who fund morally questionable politicians are more reprehensible than the politicians themselves

Morality No Theme

KK-cup,2019,2

THW ban sales and use of study drugs (e.g, Adderall, Modafinil) except for madical purposes

Study drugs refer to drugs used to increase one’s concentration, thinking ability and stamina, for the pourpose of studying. Popular examples of study drugs include Adderall, Modafinil which are now commonly used by rich students in western countries. However, original pourposes of these drugs were to treat medical issues(e.g, treatment for ADHD)
Health No Theme

KK-cup,2019,3

As feminist movement, TH supports women using her sexuality/femininity (Ex. flirt with superiors and customers) to climb up the corporate ladder

Feminism/Gender No Theme

KK-cup,2019,Pre SF

THW allow privatization of prison

Prvate prisons refer to prisons operated by a private company under contract with the state or federal government. This system is common in states which have large number of prisoners. Private prison is often controvercial in terms of way of operation, such as cost cut and how prisoners are treated etc…
CJS No Theme

KK-cup,2019,GF

Assuming feasibility, THW erase sense of fear from soldiers

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2019,7

THW actively encourage women not to have children

Feminism/Gender No Theme

WUDC,2018,EFL SF

THBT Catholic religious officials in Mexico should not make statements in support of governmental policies, political parties, or candidates.

Religion No Theme

Kyushu,2018,QF

THBT LGBTQ+ activists in non-Western countries should use and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and individuals using their local historical terms instead of Western terminology

Non-Western countries have rich histories and communities of non-binary/LGBTQ+ individuals, including mahjie(Singapore), Jathil(Indonesia), calabai(Bugis), cult of Tu’er Shen(China), Hijra(India), among others
Minority No Theme

UADC,2019,5

TH, as the United States, would not military intervention

IR Military/Security No Theme

NDO,2018,2

THW prohibit criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes

CJS No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,1

Assuming feasibility, THW ban all research into the possible genetic origins of sex, race and sexuality

Health No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,3

TH, as Israel, would end compulsory military service

Military/Security No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,3

THW legalize the sale of human organs

Health No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,1

THBT universities should abolish preferential admission for the wealthy (such as legacy admission, prioritization based on donation)

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,1

THBT the academia should disallow researchers to submit theses for a certain period of time(e.g. 2 years) when they submit their theses on predatory journals

Predatory journals are academic journals that demand high listing fee in exchange for lower reviewing standards of academic papers to be accepted.
Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,2

THBT the transgender community should actively seek to separate themselves ( their issues and their collective identity) from the LGBTQ+ community

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2019,1

THW abolish intoxication defense in criminal cases

The intoxication defense is a defense by which a defendant may claim diminished responsibility on the basis of ""substance intoxication"" (included but not limited to alcohol). In many jurisdictions being drunk (or under influence of other substances) at the moment of committing a crime is recognized as a mitigating factor
CJS No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

THP the world without wants for social approval

Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2018,OF

THBT the West should collectively commit to bailing out infrastructure projects that default on their Chinese loans

Economics No Theme

UADC,2018,OF

TH, as Uighurs, would engage in greater social integration with mainstream Chinese culture at the expense of the preservation of their culture, religion and way of life

Art/Sport/Culture Religion No Theme

Wakaba,2019,2

Assuming that love is quantifiable, THW prohibit couples who take low scores from getting married

Love No Theme

Wakaba,2019,2

THBT divorce should be recognized as a positive decision

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Wakaba,2019,3

THW introduce a female quota to the number of executive board of companies

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Wakaba,2018,1

THBT schools should put students into classes according to their academic ability from the early stage of education

Education/Academia No Theme

Wakaba,2018,3

THW allow donations of vital organs even at the expense of the donor’s life

Health No Theme

Wakaba,2018,2

THBT private activities of political candidates should never be disclosed by media

Politics No Theme

WUDC,2018,5

THW allow citizens to vote on individual bills in place of their representative, with the representative retaining the voting power of those of their constituents who did not directly vote on that specific bill

Politics No Theme

BP Novice West,2019,GF

TH regrets the use of derogatory terms currently used for cigarette smokers. e.g.) Yanikasu

Health Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2019,5

THBT the United States should halt all efforts to overthrow the Maduro regime

IR No Theme

Oxford IV,2019,2

This House, as North Macedonia, would seek closer ties with the Eurasian Economic Union

IR No Theme

Oxford IV,2019,3

This House Believes That feminists should adopt the view that feminist identity is based upon self-identification (e.g., "anyone can be a feminist"), as opposed to based on satisfying group-determined criteria (e.g. "feminists must fulfill x, y z criteria")

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Oxford IV,2019,4

This House Believes that the widespread adoption of Libra brings more harm than good

Economics No Theme

Oxford IV,2019,5

This House Prefers protests with clearly identifiable leaders and defined goals to leaderless movements with disparate goals

Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2019,1

This House Would expel states which fail to spend a minimum of 2% of GDP on defence from NATO

Military/Security IR No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,2

THW not give financial assitance for the reconstruction of disaster prone areas

Labor/Welfare Economics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,3

THBT the feminist movement should actively discourage women to take risky behavior (wearing seductive clothing, drinking alcohol etc) in order to avoid sexual assault

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2020,1

THW not use public money on life-extending medical care for people over certain age in super aging society.

Health No Theme

The Kansai,2020,1

In super aging society, THW impose additional tax on people without children.

Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2020,ESL QF

In a relatively equal society where the "protected sphere model" is the norm, This House, as a parent, would raise their children according to the "deferred happiness model"

Under the "deferred happiness model" of parenting, there is strong emphasis on setting children up for a successful adulthood, including through a focus on academic or extracurricular achievement, structure, and discipline. Under the "protected sphere model" of parenting, there is strong emphasis on "letting children be children", including through a focus on playtime and personal enjoyment.
Child/Reproduction Development No Theme

WUDC,2020,OF

TH prefers a cynical and pessimistic perception of democratic politics to an idealistic and optimistic one

Politics No Theme

ABP,2019,QF

THBT it is in the interest of Kashmiri people for Pakistan and China to increase their support for Kashmiri separatist movements / groups

IR No Theme

ABP,2019,SF

THBT the state should promote stoicism

Stoicism is a school of thought which teaches that (1) people should not allow themselves to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or the fear of pain; and (2) people should not have strong emotional reactions to events around them, whether good or bad.
Morality No Theme

ABP,2019,GF

Assuming the evidence would never be found out otherwise, THBT the scientist should disclose this evidence to the world

A scientist has found irrefutable evidence that God exists. This God does not belong to any religion or belief system that exists on Earth. This God acts randomly without any regard for human suffering.
No Theme

ABP,2018,1

TH regrets the Goldwater rule

The Goldwater rule is a law in the United States that states it is unethical for mental health professionals to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined in person and from whom they have not obtained consent. Thus, it opens them for libel if they give a public psychiatric competence analysis on non consenting public figures
Politics No Theme

ABP,2018,2

THBT resources rich developing nations (e.g. Nigeria, Botswana) should distribute, as a dividend to citizens, income derived from natural resource extraction

Development No Theme

ABP,2018,3

TH supports a glorification of honjok* culture

*One in which individuals regularly undertake traditionally communal activities alone (e.g. eating, drinking, traveling, etc.). The term is associated with South Korea, however it is on the rise in various countries
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ABP,2018,4

THBT military doctors that have conducted, or supervised on, methods aimed to extort information from prisoners should be barred by medical associations from practicing medicine in the civil sphere

Health No Theme

ABP,2019,OF

In times of financial recession, THBT democratic states should hold general elections

Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,SF

THS the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law

Bangsamoro is a region in the Philippines that is predominantly Muslim that has aspired independence from the Philippines. The people who reside in this region are referred to as the people of Moro and they are compromised of 14 different ethnic groups. The Bangsamoro Organic Law provides the following.・80-member diverse parliament.・Judiciary system that gives Shari’ah courts jurisdiction over cases exclusively involving Muslims in the region. Allows Tribal laws to still apply to disputes of indigenous peoples within the region.・Fiscal autonomy and special development fund. Five percent of the net national internal revenue will be automatically allocated. This law provides the establishment of an autonomous political entity. it allows the region to have it’s own government having access to it’s own budgeting, economic zones, social services and a justice system.
No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,SF

THBT Tibet should relinquish its claims to independence in return for semi-autonomous status with China

IR No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,4

TH opposes the right to keep silent

CJS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Pre QF

THW require elected politicains to only use the national healthcare system for medical treatment

Health Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Pre QF

TH regrets the rise of social media as the dominant platform for discourse in western liberal democracies

Media/SNS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,QF

TH, as Rwanda, would launch a military intervention in the Domestic Republic of the Congo

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,QF

THBT Hamas should accept demilitarization in return for a guaranteed sovereign Palestian state

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,SF

THBT artists should not sue fan fiction

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,SF

THW nationalize the porn industry

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,GF

TH regrets the dominant narrative that human lives must have a purpose

Narrative/Norm No Theme

EUDC,2019,7

THBT schools should teach children to be skeptical of parental authority

Education/Academia No Theme

EUDC,2019,9

THW make police commanders personally criminally liable for instances of police brutality committed by their subordinates

CJS No Theme

EUDC,2019,ESL SF

THBT the US Democratic Party should prioritise emplyment issues, even at the expense of significant harms to the environment

Environment Labor/Welfare No Theme

EUDC,2019,Pre QF

THBT local governments in developing countries should allocate significant portions of their budget via Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting’ is a process in which ordinary civilians decide how to allocate part of a municipal or local public budget. Citizens propose and prioritize spending projects within a predefined amount of funding, and the government is bound by the decisions they made, e.g, local transportation projects, subsidies, and educational and cultural programs
Development No Theme

EUDC,2019,QF

THBT it is in the interest of the Kremlin to take measures to reduce Russian dependency on China

e.g limit the selling of raw materials to China, reduce the share of Yuan in Russia’s currency reserves, not allowing Chinese companies to develop strategic infastructure such as 5G in Russia
IR No Theme

EUDC,2019,SF

THBTcommunities that have been victims of atorocities should emphasis the narrative of the ‘banality of evil’ when interpreting those atorocities

The concept of ‘banality of evil’ claims that great act of evil can be committed by ordinary indivisuals within a bureacracy. Under this theory, most perpetrators of great evil are ordinary people, with no motive for their actions other than promoting thier own advancement in the system
Narrative/Norm No Theme

EUDC,2018,2

THBT State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit

Health No Theme

EUDC,2018,3

THBT the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships

Love No Theme

EUDC,2018,4

TH regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa

No Theme

EUDC,2018,5

THBT South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification

IR No Theme

Gemini,2019,SF

THR the nagative stigma of lobbying

Politics No Theme

Gemini,2019,SF

THR the stigmatization of selfishness

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Gemini,2019,SF

THR the narrative of having one great calling or purpose in life

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Gemini,2018,3

THS the rise of fat acceptance movement

Fat acceptance movement is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in social attitudes. Recently the movement has been criticized for ignoring health issues that many studies have shown to be linked to obesity
Health No Theme

Gemini,2018,3

THW prioritize victims over state when providing post-war compensation.

Military/Security No Theme

Gemini,2018,3

In countries where the population is ethnically diversed, THW force ethnic minority to provide education in national language instead of their native toungue

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2018,4

THW ban gated communities

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,GF

THW allow children to sue their parents for giving birth to them

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,GF

THBT that children of racial minorities should be adopted by parents of their respective races

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW not allow out-of-court settlements for workplace discrimination and harassment.

CJS No Theme

ICU-T,2018,6

THR using academic boycott at form of protest against oppressive governments

Academic boycott refers to the act of boycotting academics and institutions from certain countries (included but not limited to not allowing them to join/speak at a conference, not participating in conferences hosted by them9 by other member of academia
Education/Academia No Theme

ICU-T,2018,OF

THBT citizens should vote for the candidate they prefer the most rather than the candidate who they prefer less, but is more likely to win the election

Politics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,OF

THW prohibit past holders of public office from profiting off their own autobiography

Politics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,QF

THW make the tax return of all citizens accessible to the public

Economics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,QF

THW force services that collect customer data to create a paid subscription option in which the customers’ data is no longer being collected

Economics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,SF

THW prohibit religious rituals that involves individual believers causing potential harm to themselves in order to prove their piousness

Religion No Theme

Icho,2019,Pre Oct

THW require individuals to pass a general knowledge test in order to gain the right to vote

Politics No Theme

Japan BP,2018,3

TH prefers a world where death is viewed positively

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Japan BP,2018,4

THBT the moderation of content on social media should solely be based on the legality of the content as opposed to including the company's individual community guidelines

Media/SNS No Theme

Japan BP,2018,Rookie SF

THBT developed nations should promote the privatization of health care industry

Health No Theme

Japan BP,2018,Rookie GF

TH would abandon attempts to ban gun ownership in favor of pushing existing gun companies to become "ethical gun manufacturers"

“ethical gun manufacturers” refers to gun manufacturing companies that choose not to sell their product to certain countries (such as Heckler & Koch announcing that they will not sell to non-NATO, non-EU countries) as well as setting up measures such as victim funds for gun violence victims
Military/Security No Theme

Japan BP,2018,1

THW pursue replacing human educators with AIs

Education/Academia No Theme

Japan BP,2018,2

In portraying the relationships of sexual minorities, THBT popular media should focus on conflicts within the relationship rather than societal discrimination

Minority No Theme

Kyushu,2019,1

THR the dominance of networking culture in the workplace

Networking is the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Examples of networking events are buffet-style dinner party and workshops with group discussions
Labor/Welfare No Theme

Kyushu,2019,2

THW prohibit the use of predictive algorithms in criminal trials

Predictive analytics is the precess of using data analytics to make predictions based on big data (e.g. age, race, religion, gender). Judges can employ algorithms to predict the likelihood an offender will commit further crimes, their flight risk, and a handful of other factors. These outputs are then used to determine sentencing, bail, or whether to grant (or deny) parole
CJS No Theme

Kyushu,2019,Rookie GF

THR the narrative that university education is the primary path to success

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2018,QF

THBT affirmative action policies are counterproductive to reduce inequalities

Minority No Theme

NDO,2018,QF

As feminists, TH supports ‘mirroring’ as a tactic for fighting misogyny

mirroring' is defined as a practice to re-write male users' misogynist posts on the online sites with gender pronouns switched or keywords reversed
Feminism/Gender No Theme

NDO,2018,SF

Assuming technology, as a debating community, THW make debaters completely anonymous in round rooms (e.g. hide name, gender and appearance, and use voice changer)

No Theme

NDO,2018,SF

THBT debate rounds should be judged by non-debaters who can understand English

No Theme

NDO,2018,SF

TH opposes the dominant narrative “hard work always pays off”

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2018,GF

Assuming that a pill is discovered that significantly reduces a person's IQ, but places them in a perpetual state of happiness. THW ban the pill.

Morality No Theme

NDO,2018,GF

THBT true democracy should allow its citizens to vote for authoritarianism

Politics No Theme

NDO,2018,Rookie GF

TH prefers a world without the system of marriage

Love No Theme

NDO,2018,Rookie GF

THW require individuals to pass a general knowledge test on politics to vote

Politics No Theme

NDO,2018,Rookie GF

THW abolish all private, vernacular, religious and gender-based schools in favour of a homogeneous public schooling system

Education/Academia Religion No Theme

Osawa,2018,1

THW require government involvement and approval for creation and renewal of all labor contracts

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Osawa,2018,GF

THBT the First Lady should actively enact major policies on behalf of the President

You are the First Lady of the United States. You are more competent than the President or the Vice President in enacting policies & convincing the legislators & the electorate
Politics No Theme

SIDO,2018,5

THW ban religious institutions from asking for donations from their followers

Religion No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,1

TH regrets movies glorifying anti-social behavior

Morality No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,1

THW ban racist and extremist political parties

Politics No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,1

THBT the disability community should oppose TV program which inspirationally portray people with disabilities (such as 24 hours TV)

Minority No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,2

THW not make criminal records accessible to the public

CJS No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,2

THW never bail out failing corporation

Economics No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,3

THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,3

THW legalize performance enhancing drugs in professional sports

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,4

THBT humanitarian organizations should be allowed to give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians.

Military/Security No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,4

THW ban inheritance

Economics No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,2

THW sanction tax havens

Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie GF

THW take away the driving license of the elderly

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie GF

THBT doctors should not report to the police when they give medical treatments to illegal drug users

Health No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Pre QF

THW require isolated religious communities to have their children live outside of their communities for a certain period of time (e.g. for one or two years at the age of 15)

Religion No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,SF

THW abandon the use of GDP as the standard index to measure a nation's prosperity

Economics No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,SF

THBT the US should cut military funding for Saudi Arabia.

Military/Security No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,GF

THBT education should reward contentment with what you have, ratehr than ambition to achieve more.

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,SF

THS Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up large tech companies

Elizabeth Warren has proposed to break up large tech companies if she is elected president in 2020. The plan includes two main steps. 1. Large tech companies that own platforms (such as marketplaces, exchanges, platforms to connect third parties) must be registered and must be separated from services that participate in that platform. 2. Mergers by large tech companies that are deemed anti competitive by regulators will be retrospectively broken up
Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,SF

THW levy size-based business tax instead of corporation tax on profit

Size-based business tax is a form of corporation tax. It levies tax according to corporations’ value added and capital stock even if they don't make any profit
Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,GF

TH opposes the narrative “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,3

THW ban expressions glorifying war heroes

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Oxford IV,2018,SF

THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2019,QF

THBT donators should fund local NGOs in developing countries instead of international ones operating in these countries

No Theme

TDO,2018,1

THBT crime against minorities should only be heard by a jury panel consisting of members of the said minority group

CJS No Theme

TDO,2018,1

THW allow the reversal of apex court (i.e. Supreme Court) decisions by popular referendum

CJS No Theme

TDO,2018,1

THBT prisoners should, as far as possible, have the same quality of life as the average citizen

CJS No Theme

TDO,2018,2

TH regrets the dominant social narrative that people should get married

Narrative/Norm No Theme

TDO,2018,2

TH regrets the glorification of positive thinking

Narrative/Norm No Theme

TDO,2018,2

THW shame people who publicly state their racial preference in their dating and sex lives

Minority No Theme

TDO,2018,3

THW, as the doctor, lie to her parents

You are a doctor in a conservative, developing country. You have been asked to conduct a pre-natal screening test. You have good reason to believe that the parents are likely to abort the child if the baby is female. You found that the baby is a girl.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

TDO,2018,4

THBT corporations should have the right to include a clause in their employment contracts for women to legally agree not to get pregnant

Labor/Welfare No Theme

TDO,2018,5

THW allow the U.S. Constitution to be changed every 25 years by a simple majority (>50%) of voters in the country

Currently, the U.S. Constitution can only be changed if two-thirds of each branch, and 37 out of 50 state in the U.S., vote in favor
Politics No Theme

TDO,2018,6

THW focus on adapting to climate change rather than attempting to slow it down or reverse it

There are three broad strategies to deal with climate change: 1) to mitigate it, by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from factories and reducing the use of fossil fuels, 2) to reverse it, by capturing carbon dioxide through planting trees and developing new technologies, and 3) to adapt to it, by building walls around low-lying islands, genetically engineering crops to survive in higher temperatures, accepting climate refugees, financially supporting affected communities to adapt to climatic extremities etc.
Environment No Theme

TDO,2018,6

THW, as a rich donor sympathetic to environmental causes, choose to donate to eco-terrorists as opposed to climate change advocacy organizations

Eco-terrorism refers to acts of violence committed in support of ecological or environmental causes, against persons or property of polluters or those who support them.
Environment No Theme

TDO,2018,QF

THW, as the Chinese government, privatize the ownership of collective land

Currently, rural land in the People's Republic of China is collectively owned by farmers. Under collective ownership, land use is restricted to farming and non-commercial residence. Collectively-owned land may be acquired by municipal government with compensation made to rural communities. Commercial use of land by individual farmers is strictly limited.
Economics No Theme

TDO,2018,QF

THW, during times of economic crises, withhold information from the public that could significantly damage market confidence

Economics No Theme

TDO,2018,QF

THS the commercialization of charitable causes (i.e. rise of social enterprises as a way of solving social problems, establishment of for-profit microfinance institutions etc)

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being. This may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. Microfinance refers to the provision of microloans to poor entrepreneurs and small businesses which lack access to banking and related services. Such services usually charge interests on borrowers but require no collateral.
Morality No Theme

TDO,2018,SF

THBT the European Commission should cease funding EU member states that do not comply with standards of democracy and rule of law

IR Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,GF

Assuming all jobs can be automated, THW abolish all jobs and grant a basic living for everyone

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2019,4

Assuming a technology that can burn obedience to criminal law in human brains exists, THW never use it

CJS No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Rookie GF

In Japan,THBT the pursuit of a stable two- political system through the creation of an opposition alliance is within the best interest of Japanese citizens

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Rookie GF

THW consider politicians to be under oath when making public statements on political issues

When you are "under oath", You formally promise to tell the truth. If you lie, you get a criminal punishment for perjury(偽証)
Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Rookie GF

TH supports "No Platform" Policies in universities

"No Platform" refers to university policies that prevent certain groups of people/ certain ideologies from spreading their ideas within the university(e.g. homophobia, Holocaust denial, etc.). This may happen by protests, banning of student groups, or rescinding invitations to someone asked to speak at an event, such as a guest lecture at a policy used by the British National Union of Students to prevent far-right wing racists from giving speeches on UK college campuses.
Education/Academia No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Pre QF

THW ban religious institutions from propagating practices of mortification which may cause significant physical harm upon believers as a form of salvation

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Pre QF

THR the glorification of continued self-improvement (e.g. popular cultural works that glorify self-improvement, the act of constantly becoming a better person or constantly improving one's skills and abilities)

Narrative/Norm No Theme

The Kansai,2019,QF

TH supports the US's use of economic warfare (tariffs, targeted sanctions etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global neoliberal economic order (opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,SF

THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2019,SF

THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, national resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2019,GF

THR the collective label of "the feminist movement"

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2018,3

THW criminalize Yakuza membership

CJS No Theme

Titech,2019,1

THW reduce public fundings to universities where members of oppressed communities are disproportionately underrepresented

Minority No Theme

Titech,2019,1

THS rape shield laws

Under rape shield laws, the prior sexual history of the victim (number of sexual partners, sexual health, history of assault) is generally not admissible as evidence during a criminal proceeding. Rape shield laws have been challenged on the grounds that it hampers a defendant's ability to present a defence.
CJS No Theme

Titech,2019,1

Assuming we can measure the remaining life span of individuals, THBT criminal sentencings should be proportionate to the remaining lifespan of convicts

CJS No Theme

The Kansai,2019,3

THBT the LGBT movement should abandon the words “gay marriage” and seek the legalization of civil unions or any other form of incomplete marriage equality instead

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Pre QF

THW bail out ailing foreign companies that have a lerge local employment base

Economics No Theme

Titech,2019,2

THBT the IMF should not bail out Pakistan

Pakistan is seeking its 13th bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with a current account deficit that threatens to trigger a debt crisis. The IMF is demanding that Pakistan enact structural reforms(Structural Adjustment Policies). These recommended policies aim to reduce fiscal imbalance, and reduce spending. Spending has boosted growth but blown out the government budget. As of now, the bailout talk between the two parties has been extended since they failed to agree on the terms of a bailout. Meanwhile, Pakistan already has taken out billions of dollars in loans from China in recent years to finance a collection big infrastructure projects called China-Pakistan-EconomicCorridors(CPEC).
Economics No Theme

Titech,2019,2

THBT the Social Credit System is in the interest of Chinese citizens

The Social Credit System is a national reputation system built by the Chinese government aiming to be fully implemented by 2020. The system scores people based on their personal behavior such as failing to pay debts, bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, overspending and posting fake news online. Based on this score, people are prioritized or otherwise banned in activities such as the purchase of flight tickets, loans, application to jobs, schools, visas or speed internet access.
Economics No Theme

Titech,2019,2

THR the Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

IR No Theme

UADC,2018,3

TH regrets Judicial Activism

Judicial activism refers to judicial rulings that are suspected of being based on personal pursuit of social justice rather than the traditional interpretation of the law. Judicial activism can be narrowly defined as one or more of three possible actions: overturning laws as unconstitutional, overturning judicial precedent, and ruling against a preferred interpretation of the constitution, in favour of personal political leanings.
CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,3

THW allow the retrospective application of laws for felonies that were committed in the period where they were not criminalised

CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,8

THBT the UN Force Intervention Brigade should be withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) is the UN peacekeeping operation specifically tasked to carry out targeted offensive operations to ""neutralize and disarm"" groups considered a threat to state authority and civilian security in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The mandate names specific rebel groups such as the LRA, M23 Movement, and ADF as targets. The Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly recovering from a conflict that led to the loss of some five million lives between 1994 and 2003, but many eastern areas are still plagued by violence as various rebel groups continue to operate there till today. Currently, more than 100 armed groups remain active in the Democratic Republic of Congo and many continued to attack civilians, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and allied Nyatura groups, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Nduma Defence of Congo-Renov? (NDC-R), the Mazembe, Charles, and Yakutumba Mai Mai groups, and several Burundian armed groups. Many of their commanders have been implicated in war crimes, including ethnic massacres, rape, forced recruitment of children, and pillage
Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2018,8

THBT the white community in Zimbabwe should be paid reparations by the State for being subjected to racial discrimination and violence

Zimbabwe is a former colonial state. British South Africans and Afrikaner colonists came to Zimbabwe in 1890s. The white community took control of Zimbabwe until 1980 when universal enfranchisement and sovereignty were established. Under Robert Mugabe's authoritarian regime (1980-2017), the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations against the white community. Mugabe's government- sanctioned purge in the 2000s saw violent seizures of land, murders of white Zimbabweans, and refusal to prosecute those who were responsible for the atrocities. The violence against the dwindling white community, particularly against white farmers, persists up to this day
No Theme

UADC,2018,EFL GF

THW celebrate sending one’s parents to homes for the aged (old folks homes)

No Theme

UADC,2018,OF

THBT the Vatican should cease all ongoing negotiations with China

Ties between China and the Vatican have long been strained by disputes over who can appoint bishops in the country. China’s 12 million Catholics are split between underground communities that often recognize the pope and those registered with the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) in China. CPA bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local Church communities and they refuse to accept the authority of the Pope. Recent negotiations between China and the Vatican would allow Beijing to propose candidates for bishop in China and the Vatican to select candidates from the list presented by the Chinese. This system would be similar to how Hong Kong’s chief executive is elected
Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,SF

THBT Palestinians should actively pursue permanent resettlement outside of Palestine

IR No Theme

UADC,2018,SF

THW universally cap military budgets to a small percentage of the GDP

Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2018,SF

THW remove the US Presidential powers to bypass congressional authorisation for use of military force

Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2018,GF

TH regrets the narrative of hope in the approach to illness, death and grief

Narrative/Norm No Theme

The Kansai,2019,2

TH does not recognize patriotism as a virtue

Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2018,QF

TH supports vegan terrorism

No Theme

Umeko,2019,1

THW make voting mandatory

Politics No Theme

Umeko,2019,2

THBT parents and teachers should encourage children to be satisfied with what they have at that time rather than to have ambition to achieve more

Morality Economics No Theme

Umeko,2019,GF

THW forcibly introduce a CO2 emission limit to all countries even when it hinders economical growth

Environment No Theme

Umeko,2018,1

THW ban consumption of meat

Animal Right No Theme

Umeko,2018,2

THR the dominant narrative that it's taboo to talk about "sexual related things" (inc. sexual preference, sexual experience, sexuality etc.) openly in public

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Umeko,2018,3

THBT we should stop teaching children that their parents always act for the sake of children

Education/Academia No Theme

Umeko,2018,4

THW prohibit art which glorify suicide

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Umeko,2018,OF

THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that limit the migration of people into rapidly developing urban areas

Development No Theme

Umeko,2018,QF

THW deprioritize organ transplants to those who have let unhealthy lifestyle

Health No Theme

Umeko,2018,SF

THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office

Minority No Theme

Umeko,2018,GF

TH opposes organized religion

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,EFL GF

THW aggressively advocate against procreation in mainstream society

Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2019,8

THBT the United States should disengage from Syria

Military/Security No Theme

Wakaba,2018,3

THW allow public servants to strike

Labor/Welfare No Theme

WUDC,2019,SF

THW impose a narrow banking regulation

In the status quo, financial institutions use the money deposited by customers (e.g. in a bank account) to make loans and investments. Deposits could alternatively be used to buy government-back safe assets (e.g. treasury bonds), which tend to have the lowest risk of default of all assets. In this debate, an “equity account” would be an account where the financial institution can use deposits for loans and investments. The value of an equity account fluctuates based on the value of its underlying assets. A “narrow banking” regulation is the requirement that all financial institutions back up all deposits with an equivalent value of government-back safe assets, unless customers choose to deposit their money in an “equity account”.
Economics No Theme

WUDC,2019,GF

THBT the present condition of humanity is preferable to its condition in 100 years time

No Theme

Wakaba,2018,1

THW force both parents to take parental leave

Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2018,3

THW redefine the criterion for excessive force in the US to be any use of beyond what is reasonable given all the facts of the case, including the benefit of hindsight (e.g. whether the individual had a gun, not whether it was reasonable to believe he had a gun)

The current criterion in the US as to whether a police offices used excessive force is whether he acted reasonably given his perspective at the time and without the benefit of hindsight. Academic research has shown that when using this criterion, juries consistently conclude that officers harming or killing black individuals acted reasonably in almost all circumstances.
Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2018,7

TH, as Iran, would cease all support for military groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.)

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2018,SF

THW create an international court with the ability to classify national debt as “odious debt” at the debtor nation’s request and remove the obligation of that nation to repay

Economics No Theme

Osawa,2019,GF

TH regrets the practice of competing on national costumes in international beauty contests

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

UADC,2019,OF

TH, as South Korea, would recognize North Korea as a nuclear power

Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2019,OF

TH, as the India National Congress, would appeal to religious nationalism as a political strategy

The Indian National Congress is one of the main opposition partie in India. It ruled India for most of its post-independence history,but in 2014, they lost the general election to the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Hindu nationalist party. In the recent 2019 elections, the BJP once again won the election by a convincing margin of 303 seats to INC's 52, out of 545 seats.
Politics Religion No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL QF

THBT the pro-choice movement should adopt the strategy of interpreting scriptures in favor of abortion

Child/Reproduction Religion No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL QF

TH, as organizations within Abrahamic faiths, would abandon the notion that followers have a moral duty to proselytize

Religion No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL QF

THBT it is in the interests of non-believers to oppose any movements that attach the faiths of believers

Religion No Theme

UADC,2019,SF

THBT governments should be given the option to compel companies to publicly release algorithms that use demographic data

Education/Academia Politics No Theme

UADC,2019,SF

THS the Right to be Forgotten

The right to be forgotten refers the right of individuals to have information, videos or photographs of them deleted from publicly available sources e.g. the Internet
CJS Media/SNS No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL GF

TH supports paying reparations to communities that have suffered from historical injustices

Minority No Theme

Momiji,2019,1

THW allow workers to sell their rights in exchange for higher pay

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Momiji,2019,2

THBT developing countries with ethnically diverse populations should prohibit vernacular schools

Vernacular school provides education in language which are ingrained in the particular communities and not in the country's primary language
Education/Academia Development No Theme

UADC,2019,6

TH, as the transgender community, would oppose the use of female-image consultants by trans women

Minority No Theme

UADC,2019,GF

THR the practice of Asians adopting Western names

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

UADC,2019,GF

THR the widespread narrative that living a long life is inherently good

Health Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2019,1

In countries where compulsory military service for men exists, THBT feminists should advocate for the conscription of women

Feminism/Gender No Theme

NDO,2019,4

THW ban religious or faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prison

Religion CJS No Theme

UADC,2019,SF

THS Facebook’s current current moderation policies

Media/SNS No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

THW allow the government to access the private social media accounts of convicted criminals

CJS No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

THW castrate convicted rapists

CJS No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

THW apply the death penalty for politicians convicted of serious corruption

CJS Politics No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie GF

THBT artists from dominant cultural groups should not portray minority cultural groups

Art/Sport/Culture Minority No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie GF

TH does not believe in "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

Narrative/Norm No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie GF

TH, as the Pope, regrets the commodification of the Christmas tradition i.e. KFC tradition, gift exchange competitions, selling Bible CDs, Christian pop concerts, etc

Religion No Theme

WUDC,2020,6

In liberal democracies, THW implement a Social Credit System

A Social Credit System is a national government-facilitated rating system that rewards citizens for good behaviour and sanctions them for bad behaviour. 1. It evaluates a defined set of actions that includes but goes beyond illegal or legally-obligatory acts (e.g., charitable donations, recycling, volunteer work; or jaywalking, and littering). 2. Scores can be given by members of the public, corporations, NGOs, and the government. 3. Based on these scores, the government applies rewards and sanctions (e.g., fast-track through airport security, government-subsidised mortgages, free public transportation; or higher tax, slower document-processing times, and increased barriers to public sector jobs)
Narrative/Norm CJS No Theme

WUDC,2020,7

This House believes that ASEAN should abandon "the ASEAN Way"

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. At its formation, ASEAN adopted principles that have come to be known as “the ASEAN Way.” These principles place strong emphasis on national sovereignty, and a commitment to non-intervention in the affairs of member states. All ASEAN decisions are made unanimously
IR No Theme

WUDC,2020,8

THBT the feminist movement should support the narrative that "beauty does not matter" over the narrative that "all bodies are beautiful"

Feminism/Gender Narrative/Norm No Theme

WUDC,2020,1

THW impose a BBC-style impartiality requirement on all news platforms.

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is legally required to cover the news impartially. This means: 1. It cannot take sides on controversial issues. 2. The amount of coverage each viewpoint gets should roughly reflect the level of support that viewpoint has in society. 3. It is not required to be neutral on certain fundamental issues like the rule of law and the legitimacy of the democratic process.
Media/SNS No Theme

WUDC,2020,2

This House supports the rapid global elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to free trade.

Economics No Theme

WUDC,2020,3

This House would allow children to sue their parents for religious indoctrination

Indoctrination means teaching someone to accept beliefs uncritically. In the case of religion, this can include (but is not limited to) emphasising strict adherence to religious teachings and not presenting alternative viewpoints
Religion Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2020,5

This House believes that the Mexican government should adopt measures that enable one cartel to monopolise the drug market. (These measures can include but are not limited to: targeting enemy cartels; selective arrests; stopping military deployments to areas controlled by this cartel; and renouncing the headhunt on its current leaders.)

Military/Security Health No Theme

Cambridge IV,2019,2

This House Believes that feminist movements in the developing world should integrate religious messages and institutions into their advocacy, rather than distancing themselves from them

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,2

THW introduce 100% inheritance tax

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations.

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW prohibit religious rituals that involves individual believers causing potential harm to themselves in order to prove their piousness.

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2020,3

THBT the increasing influence of feminist icons does more harm than good to feminist movement.

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2020,3

In conservative area, THBT feminist movement should actively oppose male privilege in religion(e.g. a mountain inaccessible to women, a higher position exclusively attainable for men) .

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2020,3

THBT girls should be taught the existence of rampant and widespread sexism and how to maneuver around it from a young age.

Feminism/Gender No Theme

WUDC,2020,4

This House would abolish the Olympic Games

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

WUDC,2020,ESL SF

TH prefers a world without the Neuralink

A highly-valued startup has invented Neuralink technology, which allows people's consciousnesses to be irreversibly uploaded into a powerful supercomputer and maintained indefinitely
Narrative/Norm No Theme

WUDC,2020,EFL SF

TH prefers a world where, starting today, all humans have identical intellectual abilities (equivalent to the current global average)

Narrative/Norm No Theme

WUDC,2020,QF

THBT developing countries should acquire, on the open market, large stakes in major publicly-traded global corporations (eg. Google, JP Morgan, Shell, and Pfizer)

Development No Theme

ABP,2019,5

THBT the UN should offer Brazil a large amount of money in return for them permanently ceding sovereignty over the Amazon to international stewardship

No Theme

ABP,2019,6

THW wholly nationalize the arms industry

Military/Security No Theme

ABP,2019,EFL SF

As Papuan Activists, THW abandon the Papuan separatist agenda and focus on the fulfillment of social and economic rights of Papuans (e.g. countering racism against Papuan students, increasing the allocation of central resources to development in Papua)

No Theme

ABP,2019,EFL GF

TH supports the politics of class warfare

Politics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,3

THBT the U.S. should ban the private ownership of all guns

Military/Security No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,3

THW torture terrorist for information.

Military/Security No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,4

THS female vigilante groups in areas with chronically high rate of crimes against women(e.g. Gulabi Gang in India).

CJS No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,Rookie GF

THW ban extremist political parties.

Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2018,EFL GF

TH prefers a world in which all children are conceived with DNA from a global genetic database

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,SF

THW allow publication of works by decreased authors regardless of prior consent

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,GF

THW randomly exchange newborn babies among their parents

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,GF

TH prefers a world where human beings naturally die at 50

Health No Theme

EUDC,2019,8

In circumstances where a unanimous decision is currently required, THP majority voting as the European Council’s decision-making approach

In matters of high sensitivity and complexity, the European Council requires unanimous decision-making. These matters include, but are not limited to foreign policy decisions, granting new rights to EU citizens and suspending the rights of current member states.
IR No Theme

EUDC,2018,ESL SF

THR the decline of labour union power in the West

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Gemini,2019,GF

THW accept the offer

You are the leader of prominent feminist political party which enjoys reasonable support but is highly unlikely to win an election on its own. The recently elected head of state, with a historically poor record with women’s rights, has asked for your party to be part of a coalition government
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2019,GF

TH, as an openly non-heterosexual individual, would not date people in the closet

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2018,2

THW allocate research funds in public universities based purely on utility factors

Education/Academia No Theme

Icho,2019,GF

TH prefers a world without religion

Religion No Theme

ICU-T,2018,1

THR the Japanese depiction of historical figures in popular media

Japanese popular media has been portraying historical figures with great creative liberty, such as a beautified Zhao Yun or a gender-bending King Arthur
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ICU-T,2018,1

THBT adult film stars should not be allowed to participate in mainstream media content targeted at children

Media/SNS No Theme

ICU-T,2018,2

THBT the feminists should support women who utilise their femininity for promotions and advantages in workplaces

Feminism/Gender No Theme

ICU-T,2018,SF

THBT religious organizations should declaim theology and rituals that discriminate based on gender

Religion No Theme

K-cup,2018,1

THBT tiger-parenting does more harm than good as aform of education

Tiger parent is an extremely strict parent who makes his/her childeren work excessively hard so that they can attain high levels of academic achievement
Child/Reproduction No Theme

K-cup,2018,2

THW allow the production of animated child pornography

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Kyushu,2018,SF

THW hold bystanders of all sexual harassment liable for their failure to help

CJS No Theme

Kyushu,2018,GF

THBT the stigmatization of outsourcing eldercare* in Asian societies

sending your parents to assisted care facilities retirement communities
Narrative/Norm No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2018,GF

THW abolish all requirements for adopting children related to the income, marital status, sexuality, race, etc. of the adopting parent(s)

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Cambridge IV,2019,3

This House Believes That the West should massively discourage and disincentivise economic collaboration and exchange with China

IR Economics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2019,4

This House Would raise their child to prefer to be single

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,1

THBT parents should be legally liable for the criminal acts committed by their children

CJS Child/Reproduction No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,1

THW criminalize gang membership

CJS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,1

THW prohibit corporations from accessing criminal record of job applicants

CJS Labor/Welfare No Theme

ABP,2019,1

THBT women’s rights advocates should associate themselves with specific policy positions rather than identifying with the broader feminist label

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,3

THBT the feminist movement should oppose popular fairy tales which portray traditional gender roles

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,3

THW allow minorities to design and teach their own history curriculum in schools

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,1

THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications

Education/Academia No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,1

THBT parents and educators should actively encourage children to invest in their physical appearance and attractiveness

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,1

THW ban private schools.

Education/Academia No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,2

TH opposes the narrative that having a child is intinsically fulfilling experience

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,3

Given a way to accurately measure an individual's empathy, THW only allow individuals with high levels of empathy for people beyond their immediate circles, to vote in election

Politics No Theme

China BP,2018,HS SF

TH prefers a world with a dominant norm of not expressing strong emotions

Narrative/Norm No Theme

China BP,2018,HS GF

THW abolish constitutional monarchies

Politics No Theme

China BP,2018,OF

TH opposes the dominant social norm in favor of monogamy

Narrative/Norm No Theme

China BP,2018,QF

THBT President Vladimir Putin is good for Russia

Politics No Theme

China BP,2018,SF

THBT the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world

Religion No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THW ban celebrities from participating in politics

Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,2

TH prefers corporatocracy over democracy

Corporatocracy is an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate incentives.
Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,2

THW prefer a monocultural society over a multicultural society

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,4

THR the emphasis on sex in romantic relationships

Love No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,SF

TH prefers an isolationist America

Isolationism is a category of foreign policies institutionalised by leaders who assert that their nations’ best interests are best served by keeping the affairs of other countries at a distance.
IR No Theme

EUDC,2019,ESL QF

In situations where deliberate economic policies by another state have caused substantial economic harms, THBT international law should reeognise that-mlitary-retaliation can be-justified e.g. restricting access to important trade routes or straits, aggressively increasing the price of vital commodities, limiting access to strategic resources

Economics No Theme

Gemini,2019,GF

THR the rise of political correctness

Politics No Theme

Gemini,2018,1

As feminist movement, THR the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2018,1

THBT the feminist movement should actively discourage women to take risky behavior (wearing seductive clothing, drinking alcohol etc) in order to avoid sexual assault

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2018,1

THBT the feminist movement should actively support gender exclusive schools

Feminism/Gender Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2018,2

THR the narrative that going to a prestigious university is a prerequisite for success

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2018,2

THBT scientists should not report the empiric results which may conclude a certain race/ethnicity is inferior to others on the aspect of neuroscience

Minority No Theme

Icho,2018,GF

THW prohibit slum tourism

Development Morality No Theme

ICU-T,2018,5

THBT A.I. Tomoya should be shut down

During the Adj. Core discussion last night , Tomoya explicitly said “I do not want an A.I. version of me to exist at any time in the future. “ A few hours later, he dies in a car crash while doing backflips on the expressway. In 2028, you meet an A.I. Tomoya in a foreign land. You realise that A.I. Tomoya is built and functions based on deep learning of Tomoya’s memories, and has continued to evolve and learn. A.I. Tomoya is not aware that he is an A.I.
Morality No Theme

ICU-T,2018,GF

TH prefers that social movements are driven by individuals loosely affiliated to each other based on shared experiences

Minority No Theme

ICU-T,2018,GF

THBT liberal community has a moral obligation to criticize the hypocrisy displayed by other individuals who actively proclaim to be liberals

Morality No Theme

NDO,2019,SF

THBT the government of Taiwan should abandon any political and economic strategies calling for independence from the People’s Republic of China

IR No Theme

NDO,2019,SF

THBT the US Supreme Court should mandate Donald Trump to directly cooperate with, instead of undermine or avoid any Congressional investigations

Politics CJS No Theme

NEAO,2019,7

THBT governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles

Environment No Theme

NDO,2018,GF

Assume that the earth will be destroyed in a near future, when human beings try to evacuate to another planet, THBT the member of spaceships should be elected by lottery, not by individual ability

Morality No Theme

NEAO,2018,5

THW ban presidential pardons.

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,QF

THR the accelerated competition in the Japanese QR code payment business

Economics No Theme

UADC,2018,6

THW require a proportionate investment by Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) directed toward rural areas for every capital inflow to urban areas

Economics No Theme

UADC,2018,7

TH regrets the popular portrayal of individuals with mental disorders as creative geniuses

Minority No Theme

Umeko,2019,3

THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of crimes

Media/SNS No Theme

Umeko,2019,4

THW force doctors to report suspected cases of domestic violence

Health No Theme

Umeko,2019,OF

This house would monitor ex-prisoners with GPS

CJS No Theme

Umeko,2019,SF

In cases of interracial adoption, THW allow foster parents to force their children to alter their racial appearance

Child/Reproduction No Theme

WUDC,2019,QF

TH supports a norm of embracing anger in public discourse rather than one of aspiring to dispassionate objectivity

Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2019,6

TH, as the Feminist movement, should doxx women whom they believe have falsely accused men of sexual harassment (e.g. Amber Heard)

Doxx: aggressively search for and publish both publish both publicly existing and private information of the individual
Feminism/Gender No Theme

WUDC,2020,EFL GF

THW abolish the private ownership of (housing) property in major metropolitan areas

Economics No Theme

WUDC,2020,GF

This House, as China, would grant universal suffrage to Hong Kong

Politics No Theme

ABP,2019,2

THW grant all sentient animals the rights to life, liberty and bodily integrity that humans enjoy

Animal Right No Theme

ABP,2019,3

THBT governments around the world should commit to drastically reducing birth rates until the total world population is sustained at 3 billion

Child/Reproduction No Theme

BP Novice East,2018,2

This house regrets the China-Vatican deal on the appointment of Chinese bishops

Before this agreement below. Chinese Catholics were split between a faction that registered with the State-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), and an underground Catholic community that swore loyalty only to the Pope. The CPA had appointed Chinese bishops in the past, who were excommunicated by the Vatican church. The new deal makes the Vatican recognize China's system of nominating its own bishops, but gives the Pope veto powers over new nominations.
IR No Theme

BP Novice East,2018,3

THBT democracies should actively combat the rise of right wing populism (e.g. suppressing their speech acts, dismantling their political parties)

Politics No Theme

BP Novice East,2018,4

THBT feminist movement should seek a ban on contents that sexually objectify women (including but not limited to some pornography and animated characters on magazines)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

EUDC,2018,7

TH, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs

No Theme

ABP,2019,4

TH prefers a world where parents are honest with their children about their (i.e. parents’) imperfections and insecurities

Education/Academia No Theme

ICU-T,2018,6

THBT Trump should not have accepted the invitation to the summit with Kim Jong-Un

IR No Theme

ICU-T,2018,OF

THBT politicians who are of oppressed identities should actively distance themselves from their identities whilst contesting and/or holding positions in nationally elected offices

Politics No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,SF

THBT Feminism movement should not celebrate Mohammed bin Salman

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,GF

TH prefers the world with one unified currency

Economics No Theme

KK-cup,2019,SF

TH prefers a world in which all arts were anonymous over a world where they were always attributed to the artist

No Theme

NDO,2018,QF

TH regrets categorization of sexual orientation

Minority No Theme

NEAO,2018,2

THR the popularization of feminism.

Feminism/Gender No Theme

NEAO,2018,4

This House, as the US Democratic Party, would call for a halt in the negotiations with Nroth Korea.

IR No Theme

NEAO,2018,QF

TH, as Western liberal democracies, would impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

IR No Theme

Osawa,2018,2

THW mandate all development aid to be administered by international organization. (i.e. World Bank, AIIB, AIB, etc)

Development No Theme

Osawa,2018,3

THW opposes the social norm to hide or mischaracterize truths about the world from children (e.g. “sinners go to hell”, future prospect & careers, there ability compared to other children)

Child/Reproduction Narrative/Norm No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,GF

THW teach children to question and undermine authority

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,1

THW allow minorities to form exclusive companies that only hire minorities

Minority No Theme

TDO,2018,3

THW establish, upon request of the minor, absolute privilege over all communications between a minor and a medical professional (i.e. counseling sessions, request for contraception)

Health No Theme

TDO,2018,3

THW mandate that pharmaceutical companies allocate a percentage of their research budget for rare diseases

Health No Theme

TDO,2018,4

THW, as a feminist, date an incel

Incels are an online subculture whose members define themselves as being unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one; discussions in incel forums are often characterized by resentment, misogyny, racism, and the endorsement of violence against sexually active women and more sexually successful men.
Feminism/Gender No Theme

TDO,2018,4

THBT feminists in conservative countries should not oppose scripture, even if it is harmful to women's rights

Feminism/Gender No Theme

TDO,2018,SF

THBT South Korea should reserve a substantial number of parliamentary seats for current members of North Korea's ruling class in exchange for reunification

IR No Theme

The Kansai,2019,1

THW grant amnesty to dictators if they peacefully give up their power

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,1

THW only imprison individuals who have committed violent crimes and pose a continuing threat to society

CJS No Theme

The Kansai,2019,QF

THW abolish Olympic Gomes

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Gemini,2018,SF

In Western liberal democratic countries which accept a substantial number of immigrants, THW adopt policies that try to integrate them into mainstream society as opposed to actively focus on building exclusive communities (residences, workplaces, schools, social gathering places, entertainment centers, etc.)

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2018,SF

THBT it is legitimate for states to exaggerate threats to pass unpopular legislations deemed to be in the interest of national security.

Politics No Theme

Gemini,2018,GF

THW prefer to live in a world where individual success and failure are seen as consequences of random events as opposed to individual’s personal choices

Narrative/Norm No Theme

HKDO,2018,HS GF

TH prefers polyamourous relationships over monogamy

Love No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,2

THW make the hosting of the Olympics contingent on a majority vote by referenda by the host country

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

WUDC,2019,ESL GF

In the lead up to the 1994 negotiated settlement in South Africa, THBT the ANC should have demanded further concessions (e.g. removing the amnesty provision in the TRC, greater land and economic rights) even at the expense of prolonging the conflict

No Theme

WUDC,2019,OF

THBT an approach of Political Expansionism on the part of the Chinese state is in the interests of the Chinese people

No Theme

TDO,2018,5

THW, as a newly independent, ethnically heterogeneous country, adopt a multi-racial one-party system instead of a democracy

No Theme

TDO,2018,5

THW offer positive reinforcements (i.e. tax cut or welfare incentives) to encourage voting

Politics No Theme

TDO,2018,6

THW ban research that seeks to attribute the causes of climate change to non-human sources

Environment No Theme

UADC,2019,7

THBT the US Democratic Party should restrict the number of candidates announcing Presidential runs for 2020

Politics No Theme

NDO,2019,GF

Assuming the technology exits, THW erase all the memories of soldiers during their deployment in active conflict areas

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,QF

THBT the international community should allow North Korea to posess nuclear weapon

Military/Security No Theme

EUDC,2019,ESL GF

TH Opposes the Defining Decade norm

The ‘Defining Decade’ is a cultural norm which urges young adults to persistently persue life goals, even at the expense of significantly neglecting immideate desires. As part of this approach it is common to seek to maximise educational value from most activities, seek more responsibility at work, seek instrumental value from social relationships, and stigmatise idle time.
Narrative/Norm No Theme

EUDC,2019,GF

THBT the Greek government should have rejected the 2015 bailout deal and sought to negotiate further concessions, even at the risk of not receiving a bailout

Economics No Theme

EUDC,2018,1

THBT the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform

Politics No Theme

HKDO,2018,4

THW replace the teaching of established classics (e.g. Shakespeare) with popular contemporary literature (e.g. Harry Potter)

Education/Academia No Theme

HKDO,2018,5

TH, in hindsight, supports the 2016 election of Donald Trump

Politics No Theme

HKDO,2018,6

THW criminalise blasphemy in Western Liberal Democracies

Blasphemy is the act of offending or showing contempt towards a religious deity or a sacred object/person
CJS No Theme

HKDO,2018,7

THW abolish all grading in primary, secondary, and tertiary education

Education/Academia No Theme

HKDO,2018,OF

THW only allow women to make new purchases of real estate and land

Feminism/Gender No Theme

ICU-T,2018,4

THR the global youth’s prioritisation of improving their resume at all costs

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Japan BP,2018,SF

TH opposes the free movement of persons in Africa

No Theme

Japan BP,2018,GF

THBT Japanese feminists should actively uncover stories of Japanese comfort women

Feminism/Gender No Theme

KK-cup,2018,4

TH supports athletes making political expressions at international sporting events

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Pre QF

TH, as a feminist woman patriarchal society, would actively use sex for social promotions

Feminism/Gender No Theme

ABP,2018,6

THW allow schools with a majority of pupils from oppressed groups to reject children who do not belong to their group from attending the school

Education/Academia No Theme

ABP,2018,HS SF

THBT developing countries should sell their custodian rights over their wildlife within their territories to private corporations

Development No Theme

ABP,2018,EFL GF

TH supports the decline of American influence in East Asia

East Asia includes both Northeast and Southeast Asia
IR Military/Security No Theme

Titech,2018,1

TH regrets the glorification of college degrees

Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2018,7

THW rank all charities based on their effectiveness and give tax breaks accordingly

No Theme

UADC,2019,2

THW allow parents to sue their children for abandonment

Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2019,OF

THBT developing countries in Asia should reject the adoption of Huawei technology

IR No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2019,1

THW criminalize adultery

CJS No Theme

WUDC,2020,ESL GF

THBT the United States government should cede the authority to prosecute criminal trials involving African Americans (as either victims or alleged perpetrators) to African American interest groups, and allocate funding for this

CJS Minority No Theme

Oxford IV,2019,1

This House Would ban political advertising on social media

Politics Media/SNS No Theme