Year of elections – Asia focus

Monday 27 May 2024

More than 60 national elections have already taken place or will do so during 2024 – almost a third of them in Asia. Given its significant presence on the world stage, India’s election has been one of the most closely watched. The country’s lengthy voting process draws to a conclusion in early June in what’s expected to be a victory for incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. But questions remain over the implications for human rights and the rule of law in a country of over 1.4 billion people. This podcast addresses the situation in India, Pakistan and Asia more broadly.

Considering the issues are:

  • Dushyant Dave, former Indian Supreme Court Bar Association President, New Delhi
  • Ramesh Vaidyanathan, former Co-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum; Founder and Managing Partner, Advaya Legal, Mumbai
  • Asma Faiz, Associate Professor and Director of Political Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
  • James Gomez, Director, Asia Centre, Bangkok

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