Monday 27 April 2015
What does Myanmar's development mean for its economy, rule of law and human rights? Here, leading figures involved in Myanmar's development talk to the IBA about the rule of law, constitutional change and the future of the country.
Aung San Suu Kyi became a worldwide symbol of freedom and democracy after spending 15 years of her life under house arrest. Since her release in 2010, she has gone from dissident to politician, and has spearheaded the drive for legal and political reform as leader of opposition party National League for Democracy and Chairperson of the Committee for the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. In this IBA interview she discusses issues including the importance of the rule of law and the key challenges facing the legal profession in Myanmar.
Aung Tun Thet, Economic Adviser to President Thein Sein of Myanmar, discusses the country's development, foreign investment and the future for Myanmar.
Andrew Patrick, British Ambassador to Myanmar since 2013, gives his views on the various aspects of the country's reform process, relations between the UK and Myanmar, trade and investment, and human rights in Myanmar.
Robert San Pe, legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, discusses constitutional reform and Myanmar's future.
Toily Kurbanov, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director for Myanmar, discusses various aspects of reform, human rights issues, unemployment, rule of law and responsible investment in Myanmar.
Tomas Ojea Quintana, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar (2008-2014), gives his unique perspective on landmark reforms taking place in the country following 50 years of military rule.