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16 September 2007

Korean National Debating Championships

Following is the results of the KIDA National Championship 2007 and the motions.

The Final Round motion was: THBT the United States should cease supporting the Pervez Musharraf regime.
HUFS was Government and Hanyang 1 was the Opposition.
The Final round was adjudicated by Sophie Lee (CA-DAE), Jongmin Choi(DCA-Korea), Wonpyo Hong (DCA-Chungang), Jisoo Shin (DCA-Kyunghee),Yehyun Kim (EDIS), Jungwhan Jung (Yonsei), and Seongah Lee (EDiS)

The decision was 6-1 split for Hanyang 1.

Best SpeakerNurliana Kamaruddin (EDiS 1)
EFL Best SpeakerJingzhi Ye (DAE 3)
Rookie Best SpeakerDavid Go (Handong 2)
Congratulations to everyone who have put much effort on the KNC 2007.

Following is the motions of KNC 2007.-------------------------------------------------------
Round 1: Korean Society
THW abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family. (¡°Yeo-seongBu¡±)
THBT commercial match making businesses are detrimental to the Korean society.
THBT hostages should be required to pay all costs associated with their release.

Round 2: Ideologies
THBT socialism is beneficial for South America.
THBT Saudi Arabia should allow women into politics.
THBT the world should completely give up its effort to implant democracy in the Middle East.

Round 3: The Human Body
THW ban human body exhibitions.
THW harvest organs from executed prisoners regardless of consent.
THW remove custody rights of parents who deny medical treatment to their children on religious grounds.

Round 4: Universities
THW forbid political parties from having activities on university campuses.
THBT publishing university rankings does more harm than good.
THW prohibit corporate franchises from establishing branches on campus.

Round 5: Law and Justice
THW adopt a trial by jury for criminal cases.
THS direct election of Supreme Court judges.
THW hold parents responsible for the wrong doings of juvenile delinquents under the age of 14.

------------Elimination Rounds--------------------
Quarter-Final: Natives and Settlers
THW repeal all laws granting extra privileges for the Australian aborigines.
THBT only native languages, rather than European languages, should be the official language of African nations.
THBT governments should repeal land ownership rights of its native ethnic groups.

Semi-Final: The Third World
THBT environmental problems of the Third World are a responsibility of the First World.
THBT the First World nations should prohibit pharmaceutical corporations from conducting medical experiments on humans in Africa, regardless of consent.
THBT the British Museum should return its exhibit items to the former colonial states from which they were taken.

Final: US and the World
THBT the United States should cease supporting the Pervez Musharraf regime.
THBT the US should immediately lift all sanctions against Cuba.
THBT Spanish should be the second official language of the United States.

Sophie Lee
Chief Adjudicator,
KIDA National Championship 2007
President, Debate Association of Ewha

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