"I am mature enough to know that I am too immature to have a baby." Minor's statement to her attorney prior to her judicial bypass hearing in Michigan, 1992. The Proposition today believes that limiting the right to have an abortion of teenage girls in any way has dire consequences for the women, fo
The use of live animals in controlled laboratory tests is common place the world over. This debate aims to lay out the argument both for and against. Before you cast your vote, I ask you to put aside your initial persuasion, and weigh up the relative merits as outlined below.
In most western societies, people don’t starve, they get educated and have sufficient healthcare to reach an old age. And yet, the problem of rising poverty and socio-economic gaps is one of the main problems that western societies face today, and western governments have failed to tackle through
Social Housing is a service provided by the Governments of virtually every country in the world, from virtually everywhere in Europe to New Zealand to the United States. It allows for huge numbers of poor people to be able to live in homes at lower than market rents. However, it has also brought seg
After the decision of updating the Commission of Human Rights and establishing the UN Human Rights Council as an intergovermental body within the United Nations, the main objectives and principles set from the UNHRC itself were to make an improvement in the field of human rights violation and to pre
Illegal immigration has been a serious problem in many places of the World throughout history however even when every region of the World has the problem, it has very different causes (like push cases being very different from pull cases) and in very different amounts that require different ways of
Human rights has been a controversial issue because it is very difficult to draw the boundary between the rights of the individual versus the rights of a group. At the same time, we accept the fact that while all humans are entitled to protection of natural, basic rights, there are always limits on
Being unemployed is a situation none of us would like wind up in and when we find ourselves in it due to circumstances, we should get out of it as fast as possible. However, unemployed people who are receiving their unemployment benefits often forget that the role of the state transferred resources
The Ministry of Defence has released 4,500 pages of documents detailing UFO sightings, many of which were recorded by professionals not cranks. Given the sheer size of the universe isn’t it inevitable we’re not alone?
The inheritance tax is a tax that has never achieved to reach one of its main goals - reduce income inequality. Its effect nowadays on budgets of countries is negligible. Instead, the tax infringes individual rights to personal property and free will. We believe that the reasons to keep the tax pres
We live in the post-communist and post-Watergate era and, most of all, on a corruption market. Anywhere in this world there’ll be both supply and demand on this market. Corruption and bribery will never be eradicated, as financial self-improvement and the power dynamics resulting from loca
Before moving onto our substantives, we first want to make it clear what this debate is about. Deregulation and tax cuts should be embraced to lead the world OUT OF economic crisis, the motion says. This debate is NOT about what the causes of the economic crisis were and how they should be solved. T
Ring-fencing medical knowledge is one of the great grotesqueries of our age (Johann Hari). We live in a world where corporate profits come before hundreds of thousands of human lives. Where the production of cheap life-saving medication is not allowed by international laws that uphold the interests
Euthanasia is the deliberate advancement of a person's death for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person asks to die, but there are cases where a person can't make such a request.
A person who undergoes euthanasia is usually terminally ill. Eutha
The continued crackdown on peaceful protesters in Syria has already resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties. UN Security Council and other UN organs have repeatedly condemned the widespread human rights violations in Syria and the use of force against civilians by the country’s security forces
Something that should be crystal-clear to this generation is that natural resources are limited and precious, and need to be carefully managed. The way natural resources are currently being extracted has led to what is known as the “Resource Curse” – serious harms to resource-rich nations. It
Corporal Punishment as described by the Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus (in one volume - 1990) is "punishment of a physical nature such as caning". The term mainly relates to children being punished at school but can also refer to children being punished at home. As of 2008 corporal punishment has