Saturday, August 11, 2012

Euro 2012: Key Results & Motions

BPP Law School (Harish Natarajan & Jack Watson) won the 2012 European Universities Debating Championships in Belgrade in their third consecutive grand final. The same pair reached the EUDC finals in 2010 and 2011 when they were debating for University of Cambridge. BPP Law School, a British institution specialising in professional legal training, had never made it to the last debate of the continental tournament before. Harish Natarajan will be the chief adjudicator in the 2014 World Universities Debating Championships in Chennai. The key results of the competition can be found below along with the motions.

Champions: BPP Law School (Harish Natarajan & Jack Watson)
Finalists: University College Dublin L&H A (Christine Simpson & Mark Haughton), University of Cambridge A (Ashish Kumar & Joe Roussos), University of Oxford A (Hasan Dindjer & Thomas Hosking)
Best Speaker: Maria English (University of Cambridge C)
ESL Champions: University of Leiden A
ESL Finalists: University of Tallinn A, Raphael Recanati International School A, Berlin A
Best ESL Speaker: Danique van Koppenhagen (University of Utrecht A)


R1. THBT parents should choose not to send their children to private school
R2. THBT First Nations' peoples (e.g Native Americans in the US or Aboriginal Australians) who live in geographically seperate areas should be given comple autonomous self-government
R3. THBT the music industry should not facilitate the comebacks of artists who committed violent crimes
R4. THBT the Mexico government should remove all limits on law enforcement and the military in the fight against organised crime
R5. THBT the European Central Bank should unconditionally buy significant amounts of government debt from struggling Eurozone countries
R6. THW limit the amount that can be spent by corporations in any one course of litigation
R7. THW require the military to recruit soldiers in direct proportion to the socio-economic make-up of their country
R8. THBT the Palestinians should accept complete demilitarisation in return for a guaranteed sovereign state
R9. THW allow anyone to take up residence in any country provided that they will not be an economic burden on that country

QF (main) THBT Republika Srpska should secede From Bosnia Herzegovina
QF (ESL) THS life sentences without possibility of parole for serial re-offenders
SF (main) THBT schools should aggressively screen students, according to their abilities from a young age
SF (ESL) THBT militaries in newly democraticised Arab states should act as guardians of secularism
GF (main) THW amend the US constitution to prohibit any involvement by religious organisations in the electoral process
GF (ESL) THW retrospectively remove all amnesties granted to those who committed crimes as part of oppressive regimes

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