Sunday, May 27, 2012

UADC 2012: Motions in Preliminary Rounds

Eight preliminary rounds of the 2012 United Asian Debating Championships at Malaysia's Multimedia University ended today. The break announcement will take place later tonight. Here are the motions used so far.

THBT those on organ transplant waiting lists should be prioritised according to lifestyle choices
THW disallow individuals below a certain income level from participating in clinical tests
THBT, in the event of life-threatening illnesses, medical decisions about children should be made by their doctors and not their parents

THW mandate equal primetime coverage for men's and women's sports
THW ban all sports that define winning as inflicting pain or glorifying its simulation
THBT companies who promote unhealthy lifestyles should be disallowed from sponsoring sporting events

THW forcefully reallocate talent and resources from all the top educational institutions to those at the bottom
THW require universities to share the burden in repaying the loans of their graduates if they are unable to find employment
THW abolish unpaid internships

THW exempt indigenous communities from laws relating to environmental protection
THW actively and forcefully reverse transmigration policies instituted by former dictators or colonial masters
THBT tribal law should have jurisdiction over all crimes committed on tribal land, regardless of who the perpetrator is

THBT ASEAN should have a defense pact stipulating that any attempt by China to occupy the South China Sea islands will be met with military force
THW ban the use of unmanned combat vehicles (drones) in combat operations
THBT the US should adopt a policy that in the event Israel launches any attack on Iran, the US will withdraw all military support to it

THBT liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidize hymen reconstruction surgery
THBT the feminist movement should condemn celebrities like Rihanna who choose to continue to pursue a personal relationship with abusive partners
THBT the French government should repeal the ban on the burqa

THW legalize polygamy
THBT state welfare should only support families up to a certain size
THBT liberals have a moral duty to abstain from marriage until gay marriage is legalized

THBT religions should be held liable for making curative claims on illnesses if an individual refuses to seek life-saving medical treatment
THW ban proselytizing in prisons
THW ban gay conversion therapy

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