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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

ABP,2019,2

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

Animal Right No Theme

ABP,2019,6

THW wholly nationalize the arms industry

Military/Security 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

ABP,2017,5

In universities where affirmative action for women exists, this house would institute affirmative action for men in departments where they are underrepresented

Education/Academia 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

Gemini,2017,4

THW substantially tax unhealthy food (e.g. junk food, sugary beverages)

Health No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,4

THW wear their traditional culture’s attire in all business contexts

You are an individual from a cultural minority. Through assimilation with the mainstream society, you have been able to become a successful CEO in the international business scene. However, you still personally deeply love your traditional culture.
Minority 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

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

Osawa,2019,1

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

IR Development 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

TDO,2018,GF

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

Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2019,2

THW allow parents to sue their children for abandonment

Child/Reproduction 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

The Kansai,2018,2

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

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

The Kansai,2018,3

TH supports the continued remilitaraization of Japan

Military/Security No Theme

The Kansai,2017,Rookie GF

THW ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy

Child/Reproduction Health 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

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 West,2017,3

THW abolish tax execmptions for religious organizations which neglect LGBT rights

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie GF

THW mandate the public display of private collections

Art/Sport/Culture 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

NDO,2019,1

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

Feminism/Gender Child/Reproduction No Theme

China BP,2018,8

TH, as Iran, Would resume its nuclear weapons program

Military/Security 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,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,GF

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

Education/Academia No Theme

China BP,2017,1

THBT China should set maximum rents for residential properties in large urban centers

Economics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,3

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

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

China BP,2017,2

THW grant amnesty to dictators who leave office voluntarily

Military/Security No Theme

China BP,2017,3

TH regrets the heavy prioritization of STEM subjects in Asian elementary schools

Education/Academia No Theme

China BP,2017,4

THW grant medical staff the right to object to providing specific treatments on religious and ethical grounds

Morality Religion No Theme

China BP,2017,5

TH regrets the liberal media’s demonization of white supremacists

Media/SNS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THW establish exclusive schools for the LGBTQ

Minority Education/Academia 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 seek the independence of Okinawa

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,1

THBT governments which societies have gender gap should financially incentivize men to be house-husbands

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2018,SF

THBT Feminism movement should not celebrate Mohammed bin Salman

Feminism/Gender 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

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

Asian Bridge,2019,3

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

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,1

THW ban private schools.

Education/Academia No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,1

In the context of post conflict area, THW financially incentivize interracial and interfaith marriage

Military/Security No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,2

THW legalize the usage of all recreational drugs including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA

Health No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,2

THW require all schools to provide sex education

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,OF

THW ablolish all private schools

Education/Academia 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

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THW allow immigrants to vote in all elections.

Politics 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,Rookie GF

THW ban extremist political parties.

Politics 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

Autumn Tournament,2017,5

THR the recent liberal trend to criticize western societies adopting non-western culture ie music, fashion or food

Art/Sport/Culture 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

Asian Bridge,2017,3

THW ban broadcasting crimes which supposed to gain public attention

Media/SNS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,3

As a scientist who found new mental disease,THW not name that disease

Health No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,3

THBT LGBT community should oppose hook upculture

Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,1

THBT the feminist movement should oppose anti-aging products

Feminism/Gender 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

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,2019,2

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,2019,2

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

UADC,2017,OF

THS pandemic bonds

No Theme

UADC,2017,OF

THW disallow employers from accessing the mental health records of employees and job applicants

Health No Theme

UADC,2017,OF

An airborne pathogen has been synthesised that will randomly render half of human beings across the globe infertile THS the release of the pathogen

Health No Theme

UADC,2017,QF

TH, as the LGBT movement, would abandon its pursuit of full inclusion into the armed forces

Minority No Theme

UADC,2017,QF

THW accept the offer

You are the leader of a 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

UADC,2017,SF

THS materialism

No Theme

UADC,2017,SF

THR cosmopolitanism

IR Narrative/Norm 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

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

Debate no Susume,2018,1

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

Economics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,2

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

Feminism/Gender 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

Umeko,2019,GF

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

Environment 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

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

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

Military/Security 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

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

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

Debate no Susume,2018,GF

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

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,1

THW allow families with members who have been deemed to be ‘Hikikomori’ for extended periods of time to forcibly commit those members to rehabilitation

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,1

TH opposes the Japanese culture of treating one’s appearance in a humorous manner

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,2

THBT social networking services do more harm than good to the democratic process in liberal democracies

Media/SNS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,2

THBT journalists should not be attached to military units involved in armed conflicts

Media/SNS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,2

THBT public service media in developing countries should not buy entertainment contents from advanced countries

Media/SNS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,3

THBT the US would be better off with a multi-party system where the Democratic and Republican parties broke apart into multiple smaller parties

Politics 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

Debate no Susume,2017,3

TH opposes the narrative that infidelity should lead to break ups

Narrative/Norm Love No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,4

In countries with high levels of youth unemployment (significantly above the national unemployment rate), THBT the state should impose higher taxes on corporations that pay a small proportion of their wages to young people

Economics Labor/Welfare No Theme

Icho,2018,GF

THW prohibit slum tourism

Development Morality 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,2018,2

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

UADC,2019,1

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

Health 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

Cambridge IV,2017,ESL SF

THBT criminal justice systems should never incorporate retribution as an aim in determining criminal punishments

CJS No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,EFL GF

THR the use of the term “moderate Muslim” by Muslims to identify themselves

Religion No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,SF

In cases where a supreme court would currently rule on the compliance of a given law with a constitutional provision, THW hold a public referendum on whether to abandon that constitutional provision

CJS No Theme

Umeko,2018,SF

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

Minority No Theme

WUDC,2017,Pre Oct

THBT countries close to conflict zones should only grant long-term asylum to refugees who agree to one year of military service

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2017,ESL SF

TH, as the pope, would abolish the requirement for clerical celibacy

Religion No Theme

UADC,2017,1

THW recognise the sovereignty of all land purchased by indigenous clans or tribes

No Theme

UADC,2017,EFL GF

TH prefers a world where Catholicism has no central authority

Religion No Theme

UADC,2017,SF

TH prefers a world where morality is entirely constructed based on utilitarianism

Narrative/Norm Morality No Theme

Umeko,2018,1

THW ban consumption of meat

Animal Right No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,GF

THBT it is always immoral to fight for one’s country

Morality 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

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

Gemini,2019,1

THR the rise of university enrollment in developed countries

Education/Academia 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,2019,9

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

CJS No Theme

NEAO,2017,EFL GF

THW legalize advanced directives requesting non-voluntary euthanasia for oneself

“An advanced directive is a legal document signed by an individual that determines the treatment or care they wish to receive or not receive if they become unable to undertake medical decisions ? due to conditions SUCH AS: ? very severe dementia; ? vegetative state etc. Advanced directives are irreversible ? they remain binding. NON-voluntary euthanasia is NOT INvoluntary euthanasia. It merely means that no EXPLICIT CONSENT is granted at the time.”
Health 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

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,2018,8

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

Art/Sport/Culture 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

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

EUDC,2018,ESL SF

THR the decline of labour union power in the West

Labor/Welfare No Theme

EUDC,2018,ESL GF

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

Morality 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

Umeko,2018,GF

TH opposes organized religion

Religion No Theme

Umeko,2017,1

THW legalize bestiality(sexual intercourse between a person and an animal)

Animal Right No Theme

Wakaba,2017,3

THW ban convicted criminals to narrate their crimes for media including but not limited to books, TVs, website or e.t.c.

CJS 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

BP Novice East,2018,1

THW not give medical treatment to patients of attempted suicide

Health 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

EUDC,2017,1

This house believes that the US should ban extremist groups (e.g. the KKK and neo-Nazi groups)

No Theme

EUDC,2017,2

This house believes that the WTO should allow developing countries to impose policies aimed at protecting domestic industries, even at the expense of harming international trade

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

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Titech,2018,1

TH regrets the glorification of college degrees

Education/Academia 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

NDO,2019,4

THP a world where governments prioritize economic growth over economic redistribution

Economics No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

THW castrate convicted rapists

CJS 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,2019,5

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

BP Novice West,2017,2

TH, as Japan, regrets quality supremacy

Quality supremacy: concept that the quality of products is the most significant one for business. And companies often seek for quality beyond the necessity
Economics Narrative/Norm No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,1

THW ban sacreligious expressions

Religion No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,2

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

Media/SNS No Theme

Gemini,2018,4

THW ban gated communities

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,QF

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

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW impose chemical castration on sexual offenders instead of imprisonment

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW criminalize violent fouls in sports

CJS 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,SF

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

Environment 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

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,2018,3

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

Economics 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

Gemini,2017,1

THS tiger parenting

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

Gemini,2017,1

THBT universities should prohibit far-right wing racists from giving speeches on college campuses

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2017,1

THBT schools should show moderate pornography to teenagers as a part of sex education curriculum

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2017,2

THBT judges of Supreme Court should be directly elected by the citizens

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2017,2

THBT illegally gathered evidence should not be admissible in criminal trials

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2017,3

THW not impose any restriction on abortion regardless of the stages of pregnancy

Health No Theme

Gemini,2017,3

THBT doctors should report suspected cases of domestic violence to the police regardless of the patient’s consent

Health No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,Pre QF

THBT countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single tradable permit to have a child

Child/Reproduction No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,SF

THW legalize unconditional euthanasia

Health 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

Gemini,2017,3

THW grant those diagnosed with terminal illness the right to access to treatments that have not completed clinical testing

Health No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,GF

TH prefers technocracy to democracy as a system for governance

Politics 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Tournament,2018,3

THW ban expressions glorifying war heroes

Narrative/Norm 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,2017,Pre QF

THBT the gay rights movement should campaign against the emerging stereotype that homosexual men are sexually attractive (muscular, fashionable, handsome)

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations.

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,QF

THBT the US should withdraw its support for rebel groups fighting against the Assad regime

IR Military/Security 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

NDO,2017,2

THW ban sex reassignment surgery on intersexual children

”intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. Ex. Person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside.
Child/Reproduction No Theme

NDO,2017,3

TH regrets the rise of porn 2.0

Porn 2.0 named after “Web 2.0”, refers to pornographic websites featureing user-generated contents.It allows free uploading and streaming of pornographic content. Examples include Xvideos, PornHub, Redtube, YouPorn, xHamster, Porn.com and many others
Media/SNS No Theme

ABP,2017,Pre QF

This house, as a consumer living in the first world, would boycott ‘fast fashion’

‘Fast fashion’ retailers are clothing retailers who deliver current, up-to-trend clothing styles to mass consumers at a low price. Typically, they achieve this by deriving designs from new fashion shows, outsroucing production, and aggressive marketing. Example of ‘fast fashion’ retailers are Zara, H&M, and Topshop.
No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,Rookie SF

THBT all debating activities (including orgcomm) should be conducted in English

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,Rookie GF

THBT advanced countries should ban imports of consumer goods made by child labour

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THW ban celebrities from participating in politics

Politics 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

HKDO,2017,1

THBT skilled migrants should be made to pay tax to their countries of origin

Economics No Theme

HKDO,2017,2

THS Beyonce’s celebration of black liberation groups that endorse and use violence as a strategy

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Pre QF

TH prefers a world in which all religions are exclusively comprised of members of a single gender

Religion No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Pre QF

THW introduce a category for LGBT in prominent entertainment awards

Minority No Theme

Icho,2019,1

THW introduce a female quota in parliament

Feminism/Gender No Theme

TDO,2017,6

THBT environmental advocacy groups should not campaign on the basis of the claim that humanity, as a whole, faces imminent environmental catastrophe

Environment No Theme

TDO,2017,6

TH welcomes Donald Trump’s foreign policy

IR 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

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

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,ESL GF

THBT social movements should reject the glorification of political violence

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

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

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

Debate no Susume,2017,SF

THBT a significant proportion of state funding for research should be allocated for every 10-20 years instead of annually

Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,GF

TH, as a debater couple, would choose to never team up in debating tournaments where the primary aim is to succeed competitively

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,2018,1

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

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,2018,2

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

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

Debate no Susume,2017,SF

THBT search engines (such as Google) shouls not manipulate search results based on moral or ethical concerns regarding the opinions expressed in queries/webpages

Media/SNS Morality No Theme

ICU-T,2018,3

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

Economics 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

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

Labor/Welfare 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,2017,OF

THBT the feminist movement should oppose “”anti-aging””

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2017,OF

THBT the feminist movement should oppose the commercialization of feminism

Feminism/Gender No Theme

The Kansai,2017,QF

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

No Theme

The Kansai,2017,QF

THW nationalize credit rating agencies

No Theme

The Kansai,2017,QF

THW establish an international body that governs all distribution of oil

No Theme

ICU-T,2017,2

THBT Japan should impose at least a 30% quota of female managers on all large domestic companies

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Womens,2019,GF

THP a world where humans can completely tame their own emotions

Narrative/Norm Morality 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

ICU-T,2018,SF

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

Religion 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

THR the usage of martyrs as emblems of social movements

Minority No Theme

ICU-T,2017,1

THW make soldiers’ participation in active duty combat an automatic mitigating factor for violent and/or sexual offenses committed after their return

CJS Military/Security No Theme

ICU-T,2017,1

THW not punish people below the poverty line for economic crimes

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,2017,3

TH, as a sporting committee, would abolish the draft system

A draft system is a system where new athletes are allocated to teams based on lottery instead of the choice of the athlete. The athlete is required to play in the team they are drafted to for a significant amount of time (e.g. 8 years in Japanese baseball) before they can freely choose what team to move to.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ICU-T,2017,QF

Assuming the technology exists, THW allow the copying of deceased individuals’ genetic makeup into embryos

Health No Theme

ICU-T,2017,SF

THW prohibit religious institutions from considering applicants’ religious affiliation for any position whose primary function is not the performance of religious rites(e.g., administrators, teachers, fundraisers, etc.)

Religion Education/Academia No Theme

ICU-T,2017,SF

THW close adoption agencies that facilitate biological parents’ preference to house their child in heterosexual homes

Religion No Theme

ICU-T,2017,GF

TH, as a church, would seek scientific/historical proof of the truth of the scripture

Religion No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

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

Child/Reproduction 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

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

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

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

THW ban all forms of pornography

Feminism/Gender Education/Academia 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

WUDC,2020,EFL GF

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

Economics No Theme

HKDO,2017,4

THBT it is a legitimate lifestyle for individuals to be a 宅男(Zhai Nan)

A 宅男(Zhai Nan) is an individual heavily involved in internet culture and online social spaces. As a result, he/she is almost entirely disconnected from real life.
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

HKDO,2017,5

THBT the Mexican government should adopt measures that enable the Sinaloa Cartel to monopolise the drug market

No Theme

HKDO,2017,QF

THBT it is in the interest of the Democratic Party of the US to move away from centrist policies and support massive wealth redistribution

Politics No Theme

HKDO,2017,SF

THBT the international community should create an independent sovereign Rohingya state in northern Rakhine

IR No Theme

HKDO,2017,GF

THBT the Chinese Communist Party should grant its citizens significantly greater religious freedom

Religion 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,2018,6

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

IR No Theme

UADC,2017,GF

TH prefers an undemocratic technocracy over a representative democracy

Politics No Theme

UADC,2017,GF

THBT Democratic Party should aggressively prioritize class-based politics over identity-based politics

Politics 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

BP Novice West,2017,GF

TH opooses careerism

Narrative/Norm 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

Japan BP,2018,GF

THBT Japanese feminists should actively uncover stories of Japanese comfort women

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Osawa,2017,3

THBT social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) should sensor contents produced by extremist political parties

Media/SNS No Theme

Umeko,2017,4

THBT parents should NOT seek to have savior sibling

A saviour sibling is a child who is intentionally designed and born to provide an organ or cell transplant to a sibling with a fatal disease such as leukemia and cancer.”
Child/Reproduction No Theme

Japan BP,2017,SF

THBT states should periodically review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions

Politics No Theme

Japan BP,2017,GF

THBT children from minority groups should be taught the reality of oppression and how to maneuver around it

Minority No Theme

K-cup,2017,2

THBT the states should hold national referendum on humanitarian intervention

Military/Security Politics 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

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

Ryoso,2018,2

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

Economics 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

Umeko,2017,QF

THBT humanitarian aid does more harm than good in active conflict zones

IR Military/Security No Theme

Wakaba,2017,3

THW introduce performance enhancing drugs in international sporting events

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Wakaba,2017,4

THW prohibit corporations from accessing criminal record of job applicants

CJS No Theme

Pre Gemini,2017,4

THBT media should actively portray terrorists as criminals with legitimate grievances rather than demonizing them

Media/SNS No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,1

THBT electronic sports should be included in the Olympics.

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Pre-NEAO,2018,2

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

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Ryoso,2017,1

THBT religious organization should not pursue profit and accumulate wealth out of its spiritual servises and products

Religion No Theme

ABP,2017,EFL SF

This house supports NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence

NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence refers to the forward deployment of NATO troops in Eastern Europe to protect and reassure NATO’s Eastern member states of their security. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine, NATO agreed to forward deploy four multinational battalion battle groups to NATO members most at risk of a possible Russian attack ? specifically Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty enshrines the principle of collective defence, where an armed attack against one member state must be deemed to be an armed attack against all member states.
Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,OF

TH prefers the world where political realignment happens frequently

Politics 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

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

Religion No Theme

TDO,2017,1

THBT doctors should manipulate gravely ill patients into choosing euthanasia over resources-intensive life-extending treatment

Health No Theme

TDO,2017,3

THW professionalize student sporting leagues

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

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

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

WUDC,2017,8

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

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,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

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

Titech,2017,1

THW ban the private ownership of cars/vehicles

No Theme

Titech,2017,1

THBT the sexual industry is a necessary evil

No Theme

Gemini,2017,OF

THW allow individuals to pay the state to buy exemption from compulsory military service

Military/Security No Theme

HKDO,2017,3

THS the doctrine of odious debt

Odious debt is the legal doctrine that holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the interests of the nation, should not be enforceable.
Economics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Rookie GF

THW put a cap on college tuition fees

Education/Academia No Theme

EUDC,2017,4

This house believes that states should significantly fund female-only tech companies

Feminism/Gender No Theme

EUDC,2017,6

THS universities treating students as customers (e.g. by allocating significant resources to improving students lifestyles, and granting students influence over university decisions and the content and delivery of course curricula)

Education/Academia No Theme

Titech,2017,GF

TH prefers a world where people cannot lie

Morality No Theme

EUDC,2019,5

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

Economics No Theme

Icho,2018,SF

THW monitor sex offenders with GPS technology

CJS No Theme

Titech,2017,2

THW grant the indigenous communities within areas of rural development schemes the right to veto those projects

Minority No Theme

Umeko,2017,3

THBT “Sharing Culture” does more harm than good for individual’s life

“Sharing Culture” (a culture which encourages the frequent posting of both mundane and intimate details of ones life on social media platforms, and the commenting on and reacting to others posts of this nature)
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Wakaba,2017,1

THW legalize homeschooling

homeschooling is defined as a system where parents take a responsibility over the education of their children instead of schools. It’s different from a system where parents temporarily educate their children on behalf of the school under circumstances where the child is unable to go to school.
Education/Academia No Theme

Japan BP,2017,2

THBT western liberal democracies should dismantle political parties that promotes racist ideologies

Politics No Theme

Japan BP,2017,3

THW require social media companies to block contents/sources that are deemed to be fake news by the state

Media/SNS No Theme

Japan BP,2017,4

THW allow small business owners to refuse to provide services to LGBTQ customers on the basis of religion

Minority Religion No Theme

Japan BP,2017,Rookie GF

THW legalize child labour in developing countries

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Japan BP,2017,OF

THW prohibit media from broadcasting private life of politicians

Media/SNS 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

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,2018,3

Assuming feasibility,THW incapacitate people from connitting suiside

Health 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

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,2018,2

THBT sex offenders should be monitored with GPS technology

CJS No Theme

NDO,2018,2

THW prohibit criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes

CJS 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

THW ban military recruitment campaigns targeted at low-income groups

Military/Security 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

NDO,2018,4

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

Politics No Theme

NDO,2018,4

THBT Japan should actively attract and accept mass immigration

No Theme

NDO,2018,4

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

Education/Academia No Theme

NDO,2018,QF

THBT affirmative action policies are counterproductive to reduce inequalities

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2019,4

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

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

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,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

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,QF

THW only subsidize art that is understandable to the average viewer

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

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

Child/Reproduction No Theme

NEAO,2017,GF

THBT ‘armies of opinion shapers’ should never be a legitimate political tool for states

‘Armies of opinion shapers’ are used by some governments to spread government views, drive particular agendas, and counter government critics on social media. These individuals are paid to distort the digital information landscape in the government’s favor, without acknowledging sponsorship.
Media/SNS No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

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

Feminism/Gender 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,2019,GF

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

Minority 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

Gemini,2018,2

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

Education/Academia No Theme

ABP,2017,SF

This house regrets the social preferences for positivity and optimism.

Narrative/Norm No Theme

UADC,2017,2

In post-revolutionary societies, THR the portrayal of overthrown dictators as absolutely evil

No Theme

UADC,2017,3

TH, as Pakistan, would reject the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

IR Economics 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

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

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

Japan BP,2019,Rookie SF

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

Politics 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

Ryoso,2019,1

THBT religious leaders should not endorse candidates for polotical office

Religion Politics No Theme

Gemini,2017,SF

TH, as historically oppressed indigenous minorities, would embrace and promote positive but inaccurate stereotypes about their culture

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2017,SF

TH, as a parent belonging to oppressed minorities, would teach their children about the existence of harsh discrimination from a young age

Minority No Theme

Gemini,2017,GF

THBT parents should not instill their religion into their children

Child/Reproduction Religion No Theme

Gemini,2017,GF

THBT religious organization should sell all its cultural artifacts in order to fund poverty alleviation

Religion No Theme

Gemini,2017,GF

In a context of serious religious conflict, THW ban all religious expression in public places (e.g. public proselytization, the public display of religious symbols)

Religion 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

Autumn Tournament,2017,4

THW prefer a world in which outcomes of life (such as education, employment, etc) is determined by machine intelligence rather than human free will

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,Pre SF

THW only allow medical research and treatment for the specific purpose of pain allevation and never for life prolongment or death prevention

Health No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,SF

THW moonlight as an escort

You are young and successful female feminist leading a decent middle class life. You are eager to experience life to the fullest extent
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,GF

THW use the weapon

You are a commander and losing at war. In your possession is a weapon that ends the war in a victory. The cost of using this is the life of every soldier in the battlefied, including your own. You have no time to command them to evacuate.
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,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

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

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

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

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

Icho,2019,2

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

Education/Academia No Theme

Tokyo Mini,2019,1

THW criminalize adultery

CJS 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,2019,3

THBT progressives should abandon the rhetoric of the lottery of birth

Child/Reproduction 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

Debate no Susume,2019,4

THR the emphasis on sex in romantic relationships

Love 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,2019,Rookie GF

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

IR 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

KK-cup,2017,GF

THBT state should allocate scientific research fund according to public interest

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,GF

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

Politics No Theme

NDO,2017,QF

THBT Okinawa’s “Anti-US military base movement” should not include members from outside Okinawa

Military/Security No Theme

NDO,2017,SF

THBT Japan should abolish the Imperial system

No Theme

NEAO,2017,QF

THW impose heavy penalties on planned obsolescence

Planned obsolescence is the corporate strategy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time.
CJS 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

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 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,2017,Rookie SF

THBT teachers should not include class participation (i.e how often they spoke up, how actively they engages in class discussions) as a factor of grading students

Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Rookie SF

THBT the governments of post conflict societies should delegate their social sciences curriculum to Western countries

Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Rookie GF

THW mandate plain packaging on products that have detrimental effects on health(such as tobacco)

Pkain packaging is packaging that illustrates the health effects of products in a visual manner (blackened out lungs, rotten teeth, etc)
Health No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,QF

THBT the international community should fund and support the establishment of a nation for refugees in currently underpopulated but habitable area(s)

IR No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,QF

THBT newly emerging governments of ethnically diverse nations should be governed under an authoritarian government rather than through power sharing

Minority 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

BP Novice West,2018,SF

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

Military/Security No Theme

BP Novice West,2017,1

THW legalize duels to the death under government supervision

Health 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,GF

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

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Ryoso,2018,3

THW ban private healthcare curation websites

Health 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

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

Titech,2017,1

THBT Japan should leave the International Whaling Commission

IR No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,2

THBT media should not broadcast news of suicide

Media/SNS No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,3

THW not allow individuals to take life prolonging treatments

Health No Theme

ICU-T,2017,GF

Overnight, the world’s Christian turn into New Atheists, They vaguely remember their past as Christians, but consider themselves enlightened to have moved from that dark period, TH prefers this brave new world

New Atheists are a group of modern atheist thinkers and writers who advocate the view that superstition, religion and irrationalism should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises in government, education and politics
Religion No Theme

Gemini,2019,3

THW impose a male privilege tax

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

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

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,OF

THBT political comedians does more harm than good for democracy

Politics 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,2017,5

THW force all directors to use blind audition in filming casting, unless the film’s content requires race-based casting (e.g., a film about Martin Luther King’s Life)

Art/Sport/Culture Minority 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

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

Icho,2019,OF

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

Environment No Theme

Icho,2019,SF

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

Labor/Welfare 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

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

Gemini,2018,1

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

Feminism/Gender No Theme

HKDO,2018,3

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

IR No Theme

HKDO,2018,7

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

Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2017,2

THBT states should not be allowed to seize private assets that they deem to be historically or culturally significant

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

UADC,2017,2

THR all art that depicts or is inspired by suicide

No Theme

UADC,2017,3

THS the establishment of an ASEAN body with jurisdiction to prosecute human rights violations

IR CJS No Theme

UADC,2017,8

THR the Trump administration’s decision to end arming Syrian rebels against the Assad regime

IR No Theme

UADC,2017,8

TH, as Hassan Rouhani, would lead the Iranian government to comply with all of the United States’ demands

IR No Theme

UADC,2017,EFL SF

THBT liberal media outlets should engage in the production of fake news

Media/SNS No Theme

UADC,2017,EFL GF

THW ban religious organizations from operating in refugee camps

Religion No Theme

Icho,2017,1

THW ban child beauty contests

Child/Reproduction 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

TH supports vegan terrorism

No Theme

WUDC,2019,8

THBT the United States should disengage from Syria

Military/Security No Theme

WUDC,2019,9

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

Development 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,2017,9

THW temporarily and significantly relax minimum labour standards in times of unusually high unemployment, including workplace health and safety standards, minumum wage, working hour restrictions etc

Labor/Welfare No Theme

WUDC,2017,ESL QF

THBT the US should provide campaign funding for federal and state confressmen and senators who score highly on bipartisan metrics* *Info: Scores derived from instances of voting with the other party, co-sponsoring bills, etc, calculated by independent bodies

IR No Theme

Umeko,2017,OF

THBT past colonial states should teach an overwhelmingly negative version of their imperial histories

IR No Theme

Elizabeth,2017,2

THW establish exclusive school for LGBT

Minority Education/Academia No Theme

HKDO,2018,5

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

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

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

ESUJ,2017,1

THW give more votes to the poor in elections

Politics No Theme

ESUJ,2017,2

THW allow athletes to express political opinions in the fields and the courts

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

ESUJ,2017,3

THW remove all government subsidies from marriage match-making events

Love 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,2018,7

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

No Theme

ABP,2019,EFL GF

TH supports the politics of class warfare

Politics No Theme

ABP,2019,OF

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

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

BP Novice West,2018,3

TH regrets the idealization of motherhood

Narrative/Norm No Theme

EUDC,2017,8

This house believes that LGBT groups should actively seek to include Side B Christians

Side B Christians are Christians who identify as experiencing same sex attraction but nevertheless believe that homosexual sex is sinful and therefore attempt to remain celibate.
Minority No Theme

EUDC,2017,9

THS the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots

Lethal Autonomous Robots are fully autonomous military weapons that can select and engage targets without human intervention
Military/Security No Theme

EUDC,2017,Pre Oct

THBT the US should reverse the 'Pivot to Asia' strategy

IR No Theme

EUDC,2017,ESL QF

This house believes that having children is immoral

Morality 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

Gemini,2019,OF

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

Politics 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

Osawa,2017,GF

Assuming the drugs which completely remove criminal mind from convicted criminals and change themselves into ones obedient to law & calm exist, THW inject the drugs into all convicts & release them instead of imprisonment and death penalty

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2017,4

THW ban video games in which players engage in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting

Military/Security No Theme

Gemini,2017,OF

THW prohibit the use of drones in military operations

Military/Security No Theme

ICU-T,2017,QF

THW legalize transableism surgeries

Transableism is a term that refers to the desire to acquire a disability by choice. This move may be as a realignment of their physical body with their perceived identity, or as a form of body modification
Health No Theme

ICU-T,2017,QF

THBT the state should be able to harvest organs from brain dead individuals regardless of prior consent

Health 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

ICU-T,2017,GF

TH, as a parent belonging in a minority religion, would discourage their children from expressing their faith publicly

Minority Religion 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

Pre Gemini,2019,3

THBT black entertainers should not use the “N” word

Minority 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

UADC,2019,5

TH, as the United States, would not military intervention

IR Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2019,6

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

Minority 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

Oxford IV,2019,4

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

Economics No Theme

NEAO,2018,5

THW ban presidential pardons.

CJS 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,2020,8

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,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

Oxford IV,2019,2

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

IR No Theme

Philosophy,2019,1

THBT it is immoral to give birth to a new life

Child/Reproduction No Theme

The Kansai,2017,3

Suppose we live in the 23rd century Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been developed to a level that they can feel emotions the way humans can Assuming that an AI is emotionally and logically intelligent, THW allow It to run for public office

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2017,3

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

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2017,4

THR the dominance of liberalism in contemporary socio-political discourse

No Theme

The Kansai,2017,4

THW grant ex-convicts the right to be forgotten

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,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,SF

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

IR 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

Debate no Susume,2018,1

THW introduce a licensing system for investment in stock market

Economics 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,2018,4

TH opposes the right to keep silent

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

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

K-cup,2017,1

THW ban negative campaign in political elections

Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,4

THW make working a low-wage part-time job for an extended period of time (e.g.150hours) compulsory for all citizens

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Elizabeth,2019,1

THW ban hate speech

No Theme

Elizabeth,2017,1

THW ban anonymous writing on SNS

Media/SNS 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

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

Elizabeth,2019,4

THW legalize dueling to the death

Health No Theme

Elizabeth,2018,1

THW ban homeschooling

Education/Academia No Theme

EUDC,2017,ESL SF

THW allow local governments to issue immigration permits that grant access to Defined Permit Services* in the local area only

Defined Permit Services include access to the purchasing or renting of property, employment, and government services such as education, healthcare and welfare.
No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

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

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,3

THW pay a salary to stay-at-home parents

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Icho,2018,QF

THW ban all non essential forms of cosmetic surgery

Health No Theme

UADC,2018,EFL GF

THW aggressively advocate against procreation in mainstream society

Child/Reproduction 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

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

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,2018,6

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

IR No Theme

K-cup,2017,3

THBT parents should not use “fear” to teach religion to children

Child/Reproduction Religion No Theme

K-cup,2017,4

THW as feminist movement, demand corporations to have “Menstrual leave” for women

Feminism/Gender No Theme

KK-cup,2018,4

TH supports athletes making political expressions at international sporting events

Art/Sport/Culture 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

KK-cup,2017,1

THW prohibit parents from indoctirinating religious belief to children

Religion No Theme

KK-cup,2017,2

THW ban media from publishing the ethnicity of crime suspects and convicted criminals in their reporting

Media/SNS 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

Womens,2019,1

THW require religious leaders to revise doctrines that undermine gender equality

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Womens,2019,2

TH opposes National Coming Out Day

Minority No Theme

Womens,2019,3

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

Child/Reproduction Labor/Welfare No Theme

EUDC,2017,5

This house, as Israel, supports the Jewish People’s Intelligence Services Doctrine

The Jewish People’s Intelligence Services should have a significant responsiblity not only to Israeli citizens’ security, ut also to the security of Jewish communities abroad. If this doctrine were adopted, Israel would use significant resources and launch potentially violent operations in order to keep Jewish people safe internationally.
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

Momiji,2018,QF

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

IR No Theme

UADC,2017,1

THR the narrative that the empowerment of historically oppressed communities is an intergenerational obligation for members of that community

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Asian Bridge,2017,1

In times of economic crisis, THBT governments should withhold information that negatively affects the economy from the public

Economics 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,QF

TH regrets categorization of sexual orientation

Minority No Theme

UADC,2017,5

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

Education/Academia No Theme

UADC,2017,6

THS the rise of peer-to-peer lending as an alternative to financial institutions

Economics No Theme

UADC,2017,6

THBT countries should use their land and natural resources as collateral when issuing bonds

Economics No Theme

UADC,2017,7

THW tax non-renewable energy to match the cost of the cheapest available renewable energy source

Environment No Theme

UADC,2017,8

THBT the Kurdish people should cease attempts to establish an independent Kurdistan in order to seek greater political power and influence in Iraq

IR 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

UADC,2017,EFL SF

THW classify civilian media outlets and non-military broadcasting equipment as legitimate targets in war

Media/SNS No Theme

UADC,2017,EFL GF

THW ban caste-based parties in India

Politics 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,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

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

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

Pre Gemini,2019,4

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

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2017,2

THW offer dictators immunity in return for leaving power

Military/Security No Theme

Pre Gemini,2017,2

THBT feminists should refrain from using the act of sex to further their personal or political goals

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Pre Gemini,2017,3

THW allow emplyees to choose not to receive any basic provision in their labor contracts in exchange for a proportional increase in wage

Employees are provided basic welfare through labor contracts. This includes health and safety standards in the working environment, protection from unfair dismissals, and other conditions to protect employees
Labor/Welfare 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

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

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,2018,4

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

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Wakaba,2019,1

THW introduce grade retention in compulsory education

Education/Academia No Theme

Wakaba,2019,2

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

Love 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,2018,2

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

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Wakaba,2018,3

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

Health No Theme

Wakaba,2018,1

THW force both parents to take parental leave

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Wakaba,2018,2

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

Politics No Theme

Wakaba,2018,3

THW allow public servants to strike

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Wakaba,2017,2

THW introduce grade retention in compulsory education

Education/Academia No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,QF

TH prefers a world where memory is permanent and infallible

Morality 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

ICU-T,2017,1

THW require all prison guards to experience being prisoners as part of training

CJS No Theme

ICU-T,2017,2

THR Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

Labor/Welfare Development 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,2018,4

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

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 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,OF

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

Minority 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

Womens,2018,1

THW introduce female gender quota for judges

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Womens,2018,2

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

Feminism/Gender 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,2019,7

THW actively encourage women not to have children

Feminism/Gender 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

Spring Tournament,2018,SF

TH prefers the world where human beings look the same

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,1

In countries with disproportionate internal migration patterns, THW impose immigration cap

Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,1

THW instill language purity committee which regulates at the grammar or vocabulary of a language

Academie franchise is the pre-eminent French council for matters pertaining to the French language. The Academie is Frances’s official authority on the usages, vocabulary, and grammar of the French language
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,2

If a neighboring country’s pollution levels are to the extent that it influences the environment condition of your country, THBT it is legitimate to militarily intervene

Environment Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,2

THW disallow incentives (such as but not limited to scholarships and job placements) in military recruitment

Military/Security No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,3

TH,as a model who would be categorized as a plus sized model, W welcome that categorization

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,3

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

Minority 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

Japan BP,2018,1

THW pursue replacing human educators with AIs

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,4

THW establish life on the paradise planet

You and a group of scientist are sent into outer space, on a sub-light speed ship for the mission to resettle Earth after the effects of climate change subsides. Some humans remained on Earth and while human societies survived, civilization did not, returning human activity on Earth to a primitive state. While waiting for climate change to expire, you have ventured around the galaxy, and found an uninhabited paradise planet. Due to the nature sub-light travel, your crew only aged a few years, while a millennia has passed on Earth, and all of your commanders have died. You now have two exclusive choices; to return to Earth and fulfill your mission, or to abandon your mission and establish life on paradise planet.
Morality No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,4

THW illegally smuggle the Syrian refugees to safety

You are a legal immigrant in the EU, leading a quiet life with your family. One day, you find several Syrian refugees washed ashore on the beach. You have the choice to illegally smuggle these Syrian refugees to safety (which will take an indefinite period of time), or turn a blind eye and leave the refugees as they are. If you choose to smuggle these refugees, there is a significant risk, but not guaranteed, of getting caught, for which the punishment is the removal of you and your family’s legal status, imprisonment.
Morality No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,Rookie GF

THW ban sacrilegious art

Religion 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

WUDC,2017,7

THBT S Korea should produce nuclear weapons

Military/Security 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

TDO,2017,1

THW ban all medically non-essential cosmetic surgery

Health 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

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

Debate no Susume,2017,Rookie GF

THW require all toys to be marketed as gender neutral products

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,SF

THW require corporations that have made unfounded scientific claims to pay compensation to researchers that provide evidence to counter prove their claims

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,GF

THW divide the contract of marriage into two separate contracts for sexual relations and non-sexual family relations

Love No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,GF

TH, as the feminist movement, would campaign against the narrative that men should bear a larger financial burden in romantic relationships

Feminism/Gender No Theme

EUDC,2019,3

THW encourage women to be selfish

Feminism/Gender 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,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

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

Feminism/Gender 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,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,2017,GF

TH prefers a world without religion

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2017,GF

THR the dominant conception that “”humility is a virtue””

No Theme

NAUDC,2017,Rookie SF

THR the modern high prioritization of sexual compatibility in romantic relationships.

Love No Theme

NAUDC,2017,GF

THBT scholars who study under-represented groups in history should emphasize their contribution to events that are commonly considered historically significant, rather than studying the history of those groups' contributions to their own societies.

No Theme

NAUDC,2017,QF

THBT, in large metropolitan areas, the government should use eminent domain to create high density housing development.

Labor/Welfare Economics No Theme

Titech,2017,GF

Assuming feasibility, THW allow individual to swap bodies

No Theme

Titech,2017,GF

Assuming feasibility, THW remove the criminal mind from convicted people

No Theme

ABP,2017,6

This house believes that countries with ageing populations should increase immigrations rather than encouraging their own citizens to have more children

Child/Reproduction Labor/Welfare No Theme

ABP,2017,QF

This house, as India, would not apply the AFSPA to Kashmir

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is an Act of the Indian Parliament that grants the military wide powers of arrest, the right to shoot to kill, and to occupy or destroy property when carrying out counter-insurgency operations in ‘disturbed areas’. The AFSPA was applied to Kashmir in 1990 and has been in force since.
IR No Theme

ABP,2017,GF

This house believes that countries whose main language is not English, should adopt English as the main language of politics, academia, and commerce

Politics 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

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

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

Kyushu,2017,1

THR the media emphasis on the gender of successful female professionals

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Kyushu,2017,2

In liberal democracies where Catholicism is a prominent religion, THBT government should mandate the Catholic Church to denounce and remove verses that communities use to justify discrimination and violence

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,5

THW portray Winston Churchill as a villain of history

Politics 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

BP Novice Kanto,2017,3

THBT economic development organizations (e.g. IMF, WB) should not make aid conditional upon trade liberalization

Development No Theme

BP Novice West,2017,4

THBT states should not make contracts with private military contractors in combat roles

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2017,Rookie SF

THBT school shouls actively teach children romantic relationship management skills (including but not limited to how to get a boyfriend/girlfriend, how to sustain a relationship, how/when to break up, etc…)

Education/Academia No Theme

Momiji,2018,1

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

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2019,2

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

Narrative/Norm No Theme

ESUJ,2017,4

THW invade North Korea

Military/Security No Theme

ESUJ,2017,QF

THW allow people to opt out of the national pension system

Labor/Welfare No Theme

ESUJ,2017,SF

TH opposes organized religion

Religion No Theme

ESUJ,2017,GF

Assuming that the technology exists, THW allow prospective parents to genetically modify fetuses to create their “ideal child”

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,2018,1

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

Politics No Theme

Umeko,2017,2

TH, as black rights activist, opposes this account

Yes,You’re Racist is a twitter account which names and shames people who alledgedly reported as white spremacists by crowdsorcing their idenfication via Internet. The account is followed by 400,000 accounts, and resulted in at least one person being fired from his office.
Minority No Theme

Wakaba,2017,2

THW introduce environmental tax on all countries

Environment 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

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

UADC,2019,5

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

IR 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

Debate no Susume,2018,4

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

CJS No Theme

Japan BP,2017,QF

THBT the purpose of military intervention should be purely about preventing collateral damage instead of defeating the oppressive regimes

Military/Security IR No Theme

UADC,2019,SF

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

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
No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL GF

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

Minority 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

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

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,2019,4

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

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,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

NDO,2019,2

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

Environment No Theme

China BP,2018,SF

THBT the Pope should be elected by Catholics around the world

Religion No Theme

EUDC,2018,5

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

IR 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,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,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

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

ABP,2018,EFL GF

TH supports the decline of American influence in East Asia

East Asia includes both Northeast and Southeast Asia
IR No Theme

ABP,2017,EFL GF

This house celebrates the rise of non-traditional political movements (eg Trumpism, En Marche, Alternative for Germany, etc)

Politics No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,2

THW introduce 100% inheritance tax

Economics 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

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

EUDC,2017,3

THR the rise of “Sharing Culture”

“Sharing Culture” (a culture which encourages the frequent posting of both mundane and intimate details of ones life on social media platforms, and the commenting on and reacting to others posts of this nature)
Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THW allow public servants to criticize their government

Politics Labor/Welfare No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

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

Media/SNS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

Assuming feasibility, THW replace all adjudicators with AI

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

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

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

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

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

Pre Gemini,2019,3

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

No Theme

Ryoso,2018,Rookie GF

THBT celebrities should not publish their political position

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie QF

THW ban political donation by corporations

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie QF

THW give the right to vote for immigrants

Politics 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

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

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

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,2017,1

THR the prevalence of battlefield metaphors in describing the conditions of individuals with chronic diseases ( such as “cancer survivor”, “fighting cancer” and “losing the battle of cancel”)

Health No Theme

TDO,2017,2

THBT the state should remove the tax-exempt status of all religious organizations deemed to have engaged in excessive or lavish spending (e.g., elaborate worship venues, excessive pay for leadership)

Religion 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

Elizabeth,2017,3

TH regrets the love coming from first sight (a.k.a 一目惚れ)

Love No Theme

Elizabeth,2017,4

THW prohibit the sacrifice of animals for religious purposes

Animal Right Religion 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

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

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

ICU-T,2017,2

TH, as the Okinawa people, would seek for independence from Japan

IR No Theme

ICU-T,2017,3

THR the use of feminist catch phrases about freedom, empowerment, and choice in advertisement of fashion and beauty products

Feminism/Gender No Theme

ICU-T,2017,3

THW require the literature curriculums for primary and secondary schools feature equal numbers of works by female and male authors

Education/Academia 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

The Kansai,2017,SF

THBT International Monetary Institutions(IMF, WB, ADB, etc)should not fund Natural Resource Extraction Projects in countries with severe corruption

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2017,SF

THS federalism in Syria

IR No Theme

EUDC,2017,7

This house believes that Western institutions should neither cooperate with, nor use the data produced by, non-Western medical institutions that do not meet Western standards on human clinical trials

Health 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,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,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

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,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

Asian Bridge,2017,2

THW prohibit methods of animal slaughter prescribed by religions that cause prolonged pain to the animals involved

Animal Right Religion 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

The Kansai,2018,Pre QF

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

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

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,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,SF

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

Art/Sport/Culture 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

The Kansai,2018,GF

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

IR No Theme

The Kansai,2017,1

THW ban gated communities

Economics No Theme

The Kansai,2017,1

THW grant doctors the right to strike

Labor/Welfare No Theme

The Kansai,2017,2

THBT marginalized communities should oppose the “Moe” culture that aims to glorify it’s constituents

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2017,2

THW grant children the right to take gender reassigment surgery without the consent of their parents

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2017,2

THW out closeted public figures

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2017,3

THW abandon the political party system

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2017,SF

THBT assassination of dictators can be justified

Military/Security Morality No Theme

The Kansai,2017,GF

THS antinatalism

Antinatalism is a philosophical position that assigns a negative value to birth.
Child/Reproduction 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

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

Kyushu,2019,3

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

Minority 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,Rookie GF

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

Narrative/Norm No Theme

HKDO,2017,6

TH prefers a world where adult children take in their elderly parents rather than supporting them to live separately

Child/Reproduction No Theme

HKDO,2017,7

THBT HK government should pose strict restriction on non-holders of HK passport’s (Sandeep Kamal Chulani) right to purchase properties

No Theme

HKDO,2017,Pre QF

THBT Feminists should campaign for the full decriminalisation of prostitution globally (i.e. no penalties for buyers and prostitutes) instead of partial decriminalisation (i.e. penalties only for buyers)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,3

THW torture terrorist for information.

Military/Security 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,2018,2

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

IR No Theme

UADC,2018,3

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

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

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

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

Momiji(NA),2017,1

THW ban the use of models sho are below a healthy weight

Health No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,2

THBT elected politician should NOT resign when immoral but not illegal behavior (i.e adultery) is discovered

Politics No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,3

THW allow teachers to carry out physical corporal punishment in school

Education/Academia No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,4

THW impose tax upon adults who actively choose not to have children

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,Pre Oct

THBT the United States of America should introduce conscription

Military/Security No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,QF

THW forcibly remove homelss from the street and place them in rehabilitation

No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,SF

THW allow doctors to use placebo treatment

Health No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,GF

THBT prisoners setenced to life-time imprisonment should be allowed to choose death penalty

CJS No Theme

NDO,2018,Rookie GF

TH prefers a world without the system of marriage

Love No Theme

UADC,2017,3

THBT South Korea should pursue closer economic, political, and military ties with China, even at the expense of its relationship with the United States

IR No Theme

UADC,2017,EFL SF

THBT Western media should cease all reporting on Daesh

Media/SNS 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

NAUDC,2017,2

THW replace existing welfare systems with a universal basic income.

Labor/Welfare 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

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

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,2018,4

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

Womens,2017,GF

THBT the feminst movement should celebrate the decline of birth rate

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Momiji,2019,3

THBT media should not broadcast private life of politicians

Politics Media/SNS No Theme

Womens,2017,1

THBT international finantial institutions (e.g. World Bank, ADB, AIIB tec) should prioritize projects in nations and regions that have lower gender inequaity index( = prioritize gender equal countries)

An international financial institution is an institution that provides finantial and professional advising for the purpose of development. For example, the World Bank has financed many project to build infrastructures. The Gender Inequality Index measures the quantity of loss of achievement within a counrty due to gender Inequality. It measures the loss on three dimensions of reproductive health, empowerment, and labor market participation of women. The lower the Gender Inequality Index, the more gender equal the society
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,1

THBT the world would be better off without the concept of gender identity

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,2

THW enforce a maximum moral income

A maximum moral income is a maximum income that is morally defensible. Anything beyond that would be morally indefensible.
Morality No Theme

Autumn Tournament,2017,3

Assuming feasibility, THW remove desire of individuals to pursue self-beneficial actions

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

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,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

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

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,2017,5

THBT the Netherlands should allow citizens to purchase additional votes from the government at a cost proportional to their wealth (for example, one additional vote for 1% of wealth)

The Netherlands has a political system with many political parties in which no one party typically gets a majority of the vote Seats in the parliament are allocated in proportion to the number of votes received by each party on a national level (‘proportional representation’) The government is formed by the coalition of parties that has a majority in the parliament
Politics No Theme

Ryoso,2017,2

THW ban the publication, exhibition, and sale of art created through self-injury.

Art/Sport/Culture 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

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

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

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

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

Ryoso,2017,3

THR “#womenagainstfeminism” movement

“#womenagainstfeminism” movement is a social media campaign on Facebook, YouTube, and other internet media in which women post pictures of themselves holding up handmade placards stating reasons why they disapprove of modern feminism.
Feminism/Gender No Theme

Ryoso,2017,4

THBT military intervention should be approved by national referendum

Military/Security No Theme

Ryoso,2017,QF

THW break up banks that are deemed “too big to fail” such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC

Economics No Theme

Ryoso,2017,SF

THW legalize self-help

Self-help is an act of remedying a loss inflicted by illegal actions and returning something to its original state by yourself, without resorting to legal proceeding.Self-help includes stealing back what was stolen, or ejecting a tenant from the house when he didn’t pay the rent. It is different from, for example, punching back someone who punched you because punching back doesn’t make yourself back to the original state.
CJS No Theme

Ryoso,2017,GF

TH oppose dominance of the value that telling a lie is vice

Narrative/Norm No Theme

ABP,2018,SF

THBT the state of Israel should cease using the holocaust as a core justification for its existence

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,2019,3

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

Spring Tournament,2019,3

THW ban expressions that glorify suicide

Health 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

Ryoso,2019,Pre SF

THW allow members of the armed forces to form labor unions

Military/Security Labor/Welfare 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

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

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

Cambridge IV,2017,1

THW give companies tax breaks on all revenues paid as renumeration (salaries and bonus) to all female employees

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,2

THR the substitution of digital entertainment (e.g. TV, movies, video games) for written materials (e.g. novels, Kindle, comic books) in the lives of children

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,3

THBT former human rights activists under dictatorial regimes should not seek elected office (e.g. MP) after the transition to democracy

Politics No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,5

THR the rise of Xi Jinping

IR No Theme

Cambridge IV,2017,QF

THW force all companies worth over $1 billion to list publicly

Economics No Theme

BP Novice Kanto,2017,4

THR the western feminist narrative that regards victims revealing their marks of domestic violence as a form of female empowemrment

Feminism/Gender 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,EFL GF

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

No Theme

Gemini,2019,SF

THR the nagative stigma of lobbying

Politics No Theme

Icho,2018,OF

THW nationalize pharmaceutical industry

Health No Theme

Japan BP,2017,1

THW ban home schooling

Education/Academia No Theme

K-cup,2018,2

THW allow the production of animated child pornography

Child/Reproduction No Theme

NEAO,2017,SF

THW all movies and TV shows to introduce racial-blind casting for all characters

Racial-blind casting is the selection of actor regardless of the characters intial racial indentity, which may result in characters such as: African American Hermione Granger in Harry Potter Caucasian Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell.
Media/SNS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,Rookie GF

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

Media/SNS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2017,OF

THW allow telecommunications companies to sell individual’s browsing data

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,2017,5

TH celebrates the adoption of a distinctively Taiwanese (as opposed to Chinese) identity by the Taiwanese people

IR No Theme

TDO,2017,5

THBT prefers a world where African-American artistes provide message of peace, rather than confrontation, in their music

Art/Sport/Culture 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,Pre QF

THBT environmentalists should reject offers of corporate funding for their research

Environment No Theme

The Kansai,2018,QF

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

Politics No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

THP the world without wants for social approval

Narrative/Norm No Theme

Titech,2018,1

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

Feminism/Gender No Theme

NDO,2017,1

THW oppose the commercialization of indigenous culture

Minority No Theme

NDO,2017,2

THW impose an aptitude test on parents wishing to have a baby

Child/Reproduction No Theme

NDO,2017,2

THW ban baby hatch

”baby hatch” is a place where people can bring babies, usually newborn, and abandon them anonymously in a safe place to be found and cared for
Child/Reproduction 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

Debate no Susume,2017,1

THBT parents and teachers should actively discourage children from becoming professional youtubers

Child/Reproduction Education/Academia No Theme

Momiji(NA),2017,OF

THW introduce universal basic income

Introduction of universal basic income is often discussed especially in some developed countries. A universal basic income is a form of social security in which all citizens or residents of a country receive a regular, unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, independent of any other income. The amount of money is supposed to meet a person’s basic needs sufficiently. There is high possibility that more heavy taxation will be imposed and current basic welfare system(unemployment insurunce, livelihood protection, childcare support, etc) will be replaced with universal basic income after the introduction of this policy.
Economics Labor/Welfare 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

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

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

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,2019,3

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

Narrative/Norm Child/Reproduction 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

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

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

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

CJS 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,2019,4

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

Minority 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,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

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,2018,1

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

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

Debate no Susume,2018,3

THW instill nationalism in primary education

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2017,4

THW allow strikes by those working is essential state services

Labor/Welfare 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,HS GF

TH prefers polyamourous relationships over monogamy

Love No Theme

Icho,2017,2

THW never bail out big failing companies

Economics No Theme

Icho,2017,3

THW legalize surrogacy for profit

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Icho,2017,4

THW ban animal eperiments

Animal Right No Theme

Icho,2017,Pre Oct

THBT medeia should not report the news on suicide (including but not limited to one by famous individuals)

Media/SNS No Theme

Icho,2017,QF

THBT developing country should not host international sporting events

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Icho,2017,SF

THW abolish plea-bargaining

CJS No Theme

Icho,2017,GF

THBT opinion polls do more harm than good for democracy

Politics No Theme

ICU-T,2017,4

In states with aging populations, THW ban usage of life-extending medical care for people over a certain age

Health No Theme

ICU-T,2017,4

THW give developmental aid to failed states(e.g. South Sudan and Somalia) at the expense of states that are developing, but comparatively better run

Development No Theme

ICU-T,2017,5

THW allow children to sue their parents for religious indoctrination

Child/Reproduction Religion No Theme

K-cup,2017,2

THW physically castrate violent sex offender

CJS No Theme

K-cup,2017,3

THW invade North Korea

Military/Security No Theme

K-cup,2017,1

THBT the disabled community should oppose handicapped entertainers using their disability in a comical or self-deprecating manner to humor the audience

Minority 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

KK-cup,2019,GF

Assuming feasibility, THW erase sense of fear from soldiers

Military/Security No Theme

KK-cup,2018,1

TH regrets cram school culture

Education/Academia 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

K-cup,2018,3

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

CJS No Theme

NDO,2017,SF

THBT Yasukuni Shrine should remove the enshrinement of Class-A war criminals

No Theme

NDO,2017,GF

THBT the Dalai Lama should announce that he will not reincarnate and declare that the office of the Dalai Lama will henceforth not exist

Dalai Lama’s reincarnation:Upon the Dalai Lama’s decease, the process of finding the reincarnated Dalai Lama begins. Once a candidate has been found, it must be confirmed by the Panchen Lama to be appointed as the next Dalai Lama. Currently there are two Panchen Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was appointed as the 11th Panchen lama by Dalai Lama 14th in May 1995. He is currently being held captive by the Chinese government, and his whereabout is unknown. In November 1995, Gyaincain Norbu was appointed as the 11th Panchen Lama by the Chinese government.The current Dalai Lama 14th turns 81 this year.
Religion No Theme

NDO,2017,GF

THBT Colombian government should not conclude any peace treaty with FARC, unless it gets a popular support through a national referendum

No Theme