Apr. 03, 2012
Myanmar held historic elections over the weekend, giving hope to many in a country suppressed by military rule for more than two decades. National League for Democracy Party (NLP) front-runner and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi finally won her first seat in parliament. Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of the Open Society Foundation’s Burma Project, discusses what this means for the country’s future. Also, political instability continues in Iraq as the country's leaders struggle to mend deep factional rifts. Worldview discusses Iraq's political situation with DePaul University’s Laith Saud. And the International Criminal Court handed out its first conviction last month. The ICC found Thomas Lubanga guilty of war crimes in eastern Congo. There’s been sharp criticism, however, of the ICC’s application of justice. Worldview breaks down the ICC’s benefits and shortcomings with human rights contributor Doug Cassel, professor at the University of Notre Dame's School of Law.