PAST MOTIONS

WUDC 2018

Round 1: This house would ban all communication tech companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) from encrypting their users’ data, including the content of their communications, in such a way that the company cannot retrieve that data even under a court order

Round 2: This house supports job security legislation

Round 3: This house would redefine the criterion for excessive force in the US to be any use of force beyond what is reasonable given all the facts of the case, including the benefit of hindsight (e.g. whether the individual had a gun, not whether it was reasonable to believe he had a gun).

Round 4: This house would 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

Round 5: This house would allow citizens to vote on individual bills in place of their elected representative, with the representative retaining the voting power of those of their constituents who did not directly vote on that specific bill

Round 6: This house believes that all states should mandate that research on and use of CRISPR technology be exclusively carried out by institutions funded entirely by the state

Round 7: This House, as Iran, would cease all support for militant groups in the Middle East (e.g. Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis, etc.)

Round 8: This house 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 world in which those individuals prioritise day-to-day enjoyment over work

Round 9: This house would not allow out of court settlements for workplace discrimination and harassment

PARTIAL DOUBLE OCTO-FINALS: This house believes that ASEAN should negotiate all investment deals with Chinese government entities as a bloc (with decisions made by majority vote of its members), so that no member state can enter into investment deals without the rest of the world

OCTO-FINALS: This house supports the court’s decision to acquit Tehlirian

QUARTER-FINALS: This house, as a parent of a child of ASPD, would enable and support that child given that child’s aims based on their current psychological makeup, instead of trying to make them more empathetic

SEMI-FINALS: This house would create an international court with the ability to classify national debt as “odious debt” at the debtor nation’s request and remove the obligation of that nation to repay

FINALS: This house would rather save the life of a single child, over extending the life of 5 adults by 10 years