onsdag 12. februar 2020

Myanmar: Trials and Tribulations

Myanmar is facing a challenging year. The jurists on the International Court of Justice are considering whether Myanmar violated the Genocide Convention in its treatment of the country’s Muslim Rohingya population; the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is trying to pass constitutional amendments strongly opposed by the military; and the many stakeholders in the country’s peace process remain divided on key issues. Elections will be held later this year, and several parties are running on platforms emphasizing identity politics. This may unite certain constituencies but move the country further away from realizing an inclusive polity.