Myanmar reform

Friday 6 November 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi and others comment on elections and constitutional reform

In the run-up to the November 2015 elections, this podcast considers Myanmar's progress towards reform.

Achieving free and fair elections would be a significant step forward. Reforming the country’s constitution is also central to bringing about change by securing an independent judiciary and rule of law. Yet the emphasis on this issue may be overshadowing the wider human rights agenda. Should the nation pursue accountability for past crimes, or is Suu Kyi right to push for national reconciliation?

Offering their views are: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi; Tomas Quintana, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar; Robert San Pe, legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi; and Andrew Patrick, British Ambassador to Myanmar.