Code of Ethics

  1. Attaining the long-term goals of the KPDP (defined as educational, attainment and social ones) is always more important than winning a debate.
  2. Respect general ethical principles and do not consciously break them. Adhere to the principles of fair play, honesty, decent behaviour and mutually respectful sportsmanship.
  3. Your confidence when delivering a speech is always to be combined with humbleness when listening to your opponents.
  4. Auditur et altera pars – listen to others and respect their opinions even though you disagree with them.
  5. Presume that everyone is honest.
  6. Do not intentionally use improper, unfair or logically false argumentation.
  7. Do not tolerate intentional use improper, unfair or logically false argumentation.
  8. Arguing an issue from both sides is not teaching you hypocrisy or opportunistic pragmatism. The aim here is a formative one – to develop your critical thinking skills, to improve your self-understanding and, above all, to help you to learn ways of disclosing the truth.
  9. If you think positively, keep an open mind and are friendly then, according to the principle of action and reaction, you can expect the same from other KPDP participants.
  10. Listen, think, remain human. You are how you debate!