The newest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (CEU) President and Rector, Shalini Randeria, features Marzuki Darusman, an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and campaigner from Indonesia.
Darusman has served as Attorney General of Indonesia and also worked in several UN committees that focused on war crimes in Sri Lanka, human rights in North Korea, and most recently, he was chair of an independent fact-finding mission on Myanmar under the UN Human Rights Council following the Rohingya genocide in 2017.
The latest episode "Myanmar's Struggle for Democratization" released on April 13 focuses on Myanmar’s slow journey towards democratization, which appeared to have been halted by the military coup in 2021. What is also discussed is the legacy of British colonial rule in which certain ethnic groups were favored over others, and the progress of international actions against the Myanmarese military regime over the Rohingya genocide. Furthermore, the impact of the war in Ukraine is examined as something that may force the military back on the road towards democratization.
For each episode of Democracy in Question, Randeria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer and subscribe here.
Series four of Democracy in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where Randeria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one and two of the podcast.