Friday, June 6, 2014

UADC 2014: Key Results and Motions

Champion: #2 Nanyang Technological University 1 (Aditya Mitra, Lu Huiyi, Vihasini Gopakumar)
Finalist: #4 International Islamic University 1 (Ameera Moore, Syed Saddiq, Mubarrat Wassey)
Best Speaker: Maizura Mokhsein (Universiti Teknologi Mara 2)
Best EFL Team: #1EFL Universitas Gadjah Mada 2 (Erwina Salsabila, Nabila Aghniarizqa, Romario Tambunan)
EFL Finalist: #7EFL Universitas Atma Jaya 1 (Cindy Fransisca, Kario Teguh, Silvya Suwandy)

Top 10 Speakers:
1. Maizura Mokhsein (Universiti Teknologi Mara 2)
2. Allan Cabrera (Ateneo de Manila University 1)
3. Shafiq Bazari (Universiti Teknologi Mara 2)
4. Vihasini Gopakumar (Nanyang Technological University 1)
5. Paulina Robles (Ateneo de Manila University 1)
6. Rafiq Saladdin (Universiti Teknologi Mara 2)
7. Vinodhini Srinivasan (National Law School of India University 1)
8. Mifzal Mohammed (Universiti Teknologi Mara 1)
9. Xiao Hongyu (National University of Singapore 1)
10. Aniruddha Basu (National Law School of India University 1)  


THBT the trend of placing trigger warnings (sexual content, violence, suicide) for students in signing up for class courses is regressive for education
THW ban gender based initiatory organizations (fraternities and sororities)
THBT companies should be disallowed from attaching conditions to the scholarships they give out that lock individuals to specific industries

THW break up megacities
THW regrets the resignation of top officials over national scandals and/or tragedies
THW remove citizen-first hiring policies

In nations with high crime rate against women, THBT the international community should sanction the political elite in the country
THBT the feminist movement should actively support groups like the Gulabi Gang
THBT self-indentified pro-choice activists who have had an abortion should not publicly discuss their regret or grief about their experiences

THW prohibit the media from disclosing the political motivation of terrorist groups
THW only allow nudity in the media that plays a role in the story or furthers the narrative
THW require judicial approval prior to the release of classified information by journalist

THW discontinue the practice of victim testimony during sentencing hearings
THW prohibit the release of previously unpublished artistic works after the death of the creator, author or musician
THW reduce a prisoner's sentence for every state-approved book that they read

THBT the Philippines should allow other countries to set up military bases in parts of its territory in the exchange for money
THBT Singapore and Malaysia should place a moratorium on importing labour from Indonesia until they reform their environmental practices
THBT public figures serving in the Japanese government have a moral obligation not to visit the Yasukuni shrine

THW, as Dalai Lama, choose to be reincarnated outside China and Tibet
THW, as Pope Francis, expose the gay network in the Vatican
In impoverished nations, when members of the Church have a child beyond their financial means, THBT the Church should be responsible for the expenses of rearing the child

Regardless of consent, THBT families have a right to pull the plug on pregnant women on life support
THW limit the right to receive organ donations strictly to those who sign up as donors themselves
THW disallow mergers of big pharmaceutical companies

TH regrets the dominant narrative in children's education that good always wins
THBT parents who actively try to suppress a child's sexuality should be charged for abuse
THBT professional sports clubs should not be allowed to contract underage players to the their teams

Octofinals/EFL Quarterfinals
TH supports an African Union led initiative into Nigeria to combat Boko Haram
THBT India should institute an automatic right to refuge for persecuted Hindus
THBT the Pheu Thai party cede one term of governance to the Democratic Party

Quarterfinals/EFL Semifinals
THW prevent banks from owning a stake in the extraction, transportation, storage or distribution of physical commodities
TH condemns Turkey's move to facilitate oil exports from Kurdistan without the Iraqi federal government's consent
THW pay reparations to families of victims of the slave trade

THBT the Western media should not refer to Hamas as a terrorist organisation
THBT the occupation of the West Bank must be considered as ethnic cleansing
THBT the Pope, as the head of the Catholic Church, should not have called the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory the 'State of Palestine'.

Main Grand Final
THBT instead of countries directly giving aid, all development aid should be decided by an independent institution, which will not disclose the identity of the donor

EFL Grand Final
TH regrets the use of graphic imagery of suffering to promote altruistic causes

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