Sunday, August 25, 2013

EUDC 2013: Key Results & Motions

Champions: #2 University of Cambridge A (Anser Aftab & Ashish Kumar) 
Finalists: #1 Trinity College Dublin A (Sally Rooney & Michael Barton), #8 University of Edinburgh A (Marlena Valles & David McCreath), #10 University of Oxford A (Matthew Handley & Natasha Rachman)
Best Speaker: Sally Rooney (Trinity College Dublin A)
ESL Champions: University of Lund A (Emilia Carlqvist & Peer Kluessendorf)
Best ESL Speaker: Viktor Prija (University of Belgrade A)

Open GF | THW give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
Open SF | TH regrets that the Western media has demonized Islamic terrorists, rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate political grievances
Open QF |  THBT African countries should adopt English as the principal language of instruction in schools
ESL GF | THBT the state should not fund works of art that average citizens would not recognize as having artistic merit
ESL SF | THBT environmentalists should launch a campaign of sabotage and property destruction aimed at major polluting companies
ESL QF | THBT men should consistently call out and correct chauvinistic comments made by friends and co-workers
R9 | THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than cash payments
R8 | THBT Barack Obama should not have granted legal immunity to officials who ordered the use of torture
R7 | THBT it is in China's strategic interest to cease all non-humanitarian assistance to North Korea until it verifiably ends its nuclear programme
R6 | TH applauds the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive  female sexuality
R5 | THBT Israel should allow members of the Jewish diaspora to vote in its elections
R4 | THW permit government agencies to conduct automated surveillance without court authorization
R3 | TH, as the Muslim Brotherhood, would sincerely offer to cease resistance, participate in elections, and respect a liberal constitution
R2 | THW require international development aid budgets to be approved by popular referanda
R1 | THW ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting

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