1st United Asian Debating Championship

Tournament Information

Date: 05/12/2010
Team-School In Charge: Assumption University
Tournament Location: Bangkok, Thailand
State:

ALABAMA

Primary Contact: uadc2010@gmail.com
Other Events Offered:
Asian Parliamentary Style

Tournament Results

Champions

Ateneo de Manila University 2 (Walter Wong, Cecile Gotamco, Danielle de Castro) 6-5 on the motion, THW Abolish ethnic based parties

Finalists

Nanyang Technology University 1 (Parvathy Prem, Anindya Dutta, Satya Venugopal)

Top Ten Speakers

1. SATYA VENUGOPAL (NTU 1)

2. NEHA PRAKASH (NUS 1)

3. CECILE GOTAMCO (ADMU 2)

4. JASMINE CRUZ (ADMU 3)

5. PHRA CHAINARONG SANGSRANOI (MUIC 1)

6. TASNEEM ELYAS (IIUM 1)

7. ANG WEE JIAN (NUS 1)

8. DANIELLE DE CASTRO (ADMU 2)

8. KURT GERRARD (DLSU 1)

8. MUHAMMAD IMRAN (NUS 2)

Top Ten Teams

1. NTU 1

2. ADMU 2

3. NLS 1

4. ADMU 1

5. NUS 1

6. MUIC 1

7. NUS 2

8. ADMU 3

9. UPM 1

10. IIUM 1

Semifinalists

National Law School India 1 (Vipul Nanda, Kalrav Rakesh Mishra, Shivam Singh) - lost 4-3 to Ateneo 2

Ateneo de Manila University 1 (Angelica Mangahas, Vincenzo Tagle, Stephanie Co) - lost 6-1 to NTU 1

Quarter Finalists

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 1

Mahidol University (MUIC) 1

University of Technology MARA (UT MARA) 2

University Philippines Manial (UPM) 1

Octofinalists

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) 3

National University of Singapore (NUS) 2

National University of Singapore 1

National University of Singapore 4

RV College of Engineering (RVCE) 1

University of Colombo (FOLC) 1

University of Santo Tomas 1

University of Technology MARA 1

Pre-octofinalists

De LaSalle University (DLSU) 1

De LaSalle University 2

De LaSalle University 3

Delhi University (DU) 1

EWHA Womens University (EDiS) 1

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) 1

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 4

University Philippines Deliman (UPD) 2

Motions During Rounds

Round 0 - Ban

THW ban websites that do your assignments for you

THBT that governments should totally ban smoking

THW ban hymen reconstruction surgery 

Round 1 - Religion

THBT the right to free speech does not extend to offending religions

THBT religious organizations should pay taxes on donations received and assets owned

THBT the Pope should be prosecuted for the crimes of Roman Catholic priests

Round 2 - Medical Ethics

THBT Doctors should be obligated to report suspected cases of domestic abuse

THBT Doctors should not be forced to perform medical procedures that are against their faith

THW Ban treatments that claim to cure homosexuality

Round 3 - Post Conflict

THBT post conflict societies should recruit rebel soldiers into state armies

THBT that it is justified to represent fallen regimes as absolutely evil in history textbooks

THW confiscate property of those who cooperated with oppressive regimes after the fall of the regime

Round 4 - Big Cities

THW pay youth to not move to urban centers

THW place a prohibitive tax on car ownership

THW impose curfews in high crimes areas

Round 5 - Media

THBT that western liberal democracies should ban online anonymity

THBT the willingness to participate in formal public election debates should be a pre-requisite for candidates running for national office

THW ban advertisements that use sex to sell products

Round 6 - Pop Culture/Art

THBT Harry Potter has done more harm than good for literature

THBT that important characters in movies should be portrayed by actors of the same ethnicity

THW impose a minimum age for pop stars

Round 7 - International Relations

THBT it’s time the US recognize Hamas as a legitimate representative of Palestine

THBT the NLD should not boycott the elections in Burma

THBT the leaders of nations that stockpile agricultural products for economic gain while global hunger persists should be charged with

crimes against humanity

Round 8 - Social Dilemmas

THW compel children to care for their parents

THW allow minors to apply to be recognised as adults before they reach they age of majority

THBT individuals who have undergone cosmetic surgery should be required to disclose it to anyone whom they want to have children with.

Pre-Octos - WTO

THBT Russia should be admitted as a full member into the WTO now

THBT the WTO should hold all countries to uniform labour standards

THBT the WTO dispute regulation mechanism should allow disregarding intellectual property as a form of retaliation to unfair trade

practices

Octofinals - Environment

THW make environmental protection a legitimate defense in the prosecution of destruction of property

THBT The environmental movement should publish outright lies about the extent of environment harm to promote their cause

THBT governments should only subcontract to environmentally friendly companies

Quarter Finals & EFL Semifinals -Immigration

THBT ASEAN nations should accept Burmese refugees

THS accept migrants even if they do not respect laws banning polygamy

THW give asylum to sexual minorities

Semis - Sexy Time

THBT gay parades do more harm than good to the gay community

THW fund sex change operations

THBT women should withhold sex with their partners to get them to end violent rebellion against the state

ELF Finals - Crime & Punishment

THW create a DNA registry of all criminals

THW physically castrate rapists

THBT prisoners sentence to life without parole should be allowed to choose the death penalty

Finals - Asia & Unity

THW Abolish parties based on ethnicity

THW create an Asian Parliament

THBT China’s rise to power is in the best interest of Asia

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