Judge: Eric Kazadi (Unaffiliated)
Resolution: Resolved: The United Nation should require countries to uniformly enact substantial criminal justice reform in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
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Posted at July 14, 2020 03:49:59AM EST by Justin Oh
https://www.un.org/en/sections/un-charter/chapter-i/index.html (this source is about the U.N’s purpose
(this source lists some of the toughest drug policies)
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it (this source is about Portugal’s drug policies)
https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/about-sentencing/sentencing-basics/ (the basic purpose of sentencing)
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/222318.pdf (statistic costs for forensic analysis)
Posted at July 14, 2020 02:20:40PM EST by Haley Blackman
Posted at July 16, 2020 12:18:00PM EST by Haley Blackman
Posted at July 18, 2020 04:09:04AM EST by Justin Oh
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Submitted at July 19, 2020 04:50:39PM EST by Eric Kazadi
|Category||Justin Oh||Haley Blackman|
|Use of evidence:||4.6||4.2|
|Coherence of arguments:||5||2.3|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||5.9||3|
|Identification of key points:||5.2||4|
|Comments:||Very good case. I particularly like the responsive work you do when you engage with the best case scenario on the opposition and correctly frame out their harms on funding.||The constructive case needs to do more to show why the UN is not a good body to enact this as the material on interfering in the local policies of the member states is unpersuasive and asserts that the UN only gets involved in "global matters" but the example used is the Rohingya genocide which is a local matter.|
The decision is for the Proposition: Justin Oh
Reason for Decision:
I think the proposition is more compelling in their reasoning for why the UN is the right actor to enact this given a) how widespread the structural issues with the justice system are the lack of initiative on the part of local governments and c) the response that it is not going to be financially draining of the UNs coffers as it is about redirecting how funds are spent and not providing those funds.
The opposition is not charitable in their engagement and seems to rely a lot on assertions about this being a waste of money but I think this is sufficiently responded to when the proposition points out that states with good CJS wont need to do much or any reforms and essentially there's a principled obligation to enact these reform given the harms so even if it is costly, it is worth doing.