Presented by Dr. Noel Morada, Director (Regional) of the Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibility to Protect
Public Research Seminar hosted by APR2P
This seminar offers an update on a presentation hosted by APR2P in May 2015, examining the prospects for democratisation and atrocities prevention in Myanmar. Recent media reports suggest there are many good reasons to be worried about election violence and the credibility of elections.
On 8 November 2015, Myanmar held its first multi-party national elections since 2010 where the ruling party USDP and Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) fiercely contested more than 400 seats in the national parliament. Prior to the elections, the NLD and other civil society groups in Myanmar have alleged voter registration problems and harassment during election campaign by supporters of NLD. Disenfranchisement of Rohingya and other minority groups were also reported in the media.
What are the prospects for Myanmar's democratic transition following the elections? How would the newly elected government respond to continuing challenges to peace and minority protection issues in the country? Would Myanmar continue to pose a problem for ASEAN and its neighbours on the issue of Rohingyas and human trafficking?
How should the international community deal with post-2015 Myanmar and what are the prospects for atrocities prevention in the medium term?
Monday 23 November, 4-5.30 pm
APR2P Conference Room (Rm 402), Building 39A, Level 4
The University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus
About the Presenter
Dr Noel M. Morada is Director (Regional) of the Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibility to Protect where he is Program Leader for the Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building Research Program. He is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.
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