Preliminary rounds 1-3 of the Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series 2012 (SRC IHL) was held on 4th February at Jurong Junior College.
Junior college teams from all over Singapore debated the following motions:
Prelim Round 1: THW not grant humanitarian aid to North Korea unless it agrees to abandon its nuclear program.
Prelim Round 2 (prepared): THBT international humanitarian law should apply in the war against terrorism.
Prelim Round 3: THBT all states should have the right to possess nuclear weapons.
Preliminary Round 4, and the Grand Finals will be held next Saturday on 18 February from 10.30am to 4 pm at Jurong Junior College. The guest of honour for the grand final will be Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education.
The SRC IHL debate series is a tournament co-organized by the Singapore Red Cross and Debate Association (Singapore), and focuses on key debate topics within international humanitarian law, including the protocols and institutions that protect it.
Team Singapore unfortunately did not win the World School's Debating Championships (WSDC) 2012 held in Cape Town, South Africa. They were defeated by the Philippines during the quarter-finals of the tournament.
However, Singapore performed very well in the preliminary rounds and topped the league table. Also, for the second year in a row, Singapore's team captain, Teoh Ren Jie (from Raffles Institution), was ranked the best speaker of the tournament; Darion Hotan (from Hwa Chong Institution), was ranked the no. 9 speaker.
Kudos to the team for their hard work and achievements!
Singapore Red Cross and Debate Association (Singapore) will be organizing the 4th International Humanitarian Law Debate Series. The competition focuses on key debate topics within international humanitarian law, including the protocols and institutions that protect it.
This year, the tournament will be held on 4th and 18th February at Jurong Junior College. The guest of honour for the grand final will be Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education.
Here are further details of the round timings:
4th February: 10.30am- 4.40pm
18th February: 10.30-4.00pm
Do feel free to drop in to catch the action, and let us know if you can volunteer as an adjudicator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Raffles Debate Academy (RDA) has invited Mr Simon Quinn, a highly distinguished speaker and an influential and senior member of the international debate community, to conduct a series of workshops on debating and adjudication in the second week of January 2012.
The details of the workshops can be found in the attached form. We look forward to seeing you there!
We've redone our website to give you a cleaner experience in accessing important resources and updates.
You can now post requests seeking for a coach and friendlies with our new submission page. Do also check out other new segments like the "Competitions and Projects" page under "About Us" to view all DA(S) programmes at a glance, as well as the new "Executive Committee" page.
We will still be making minor changes within the new few weeks to further improve your experience on the website.
From Monday 14th November 2011 until Thursday 17th November, Debate Association (Singapore) partnered the Ministry of Education's Gifted Education Branch, to run a four day workshop for Primary 4 and 5 students at Raffles Institution.
This is the second year that DA(S) has run a debating workshop for the Talent Development Institute, after a very well received program in 2010. This year, 31 students elected to take our course on an Introduction to Debate. Over the four days, they covered what a debate is, how to make arguments and rebuttals, how to present them effectively, and how to build cases. The workshop culminated with students debating one another on the motion "THBT computers have made teachers unnecessary."
We would like to express our thanks to GEB for providing a platform for us to help train young debaters. We would also like to acknowledge the time given by our volunteers, without whom we would not be able to run such a fruitful event.[gallery link="file"]