30 March 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice

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Afghanistan: World Bank freezes projects over girls' school ban
BBC News, 30 Mar 2022

The World Bank has suspended four projects in Afghanistan worth $600m (£458m), after the Taliban banned girls from returning to secondary schools. The projects' aims included improving education, health and agriculture.

 

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U.N. chopper crashes in eastern Congo, 8 peacekeepers killed, army blames rebels
Reuters, 30 Mar 2022

Eight peacekeepers were killed when a U.N. helicopter crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday amid rebel fighting, the United Nations said. The bodies of the peacekeepers have been taken to Goma and an investigation was underway into the circumstances of the crash, the United Nations said in a statement.

 

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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announces Ramadan truce
Al Jazeera, 30 Mar 2022

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said late on Tuesday that it would halt military operations from Wednesday, following a United Nations’ call for a truce during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

 

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Misreading the room: Why Hun Sen is failing on Myanmar
Al Jazeera, 30 Mar 2022

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen became the first head of state to visit Myanmar since the military seized power in a coup last year, he seemed to think he would be able to bring the generals back into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) despite the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

 

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Mexico’s 43 missing students: Experts slam ‘falsified’ inquiry
Al Jazeera, 29 Mar 2022

A group of international experts says the Mexican government falsified its investigations into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students, releasing video footage that appears to show the military planting evidence at the scene where authorities later said the students were killed.

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‘An extradition foretold’: Honduras reacts to ex-president’s fate
Al Jazeera, 29 Mar 2022

After a six-week legal battle closely watched by Hondurans, the country’s top court has cleared the way for former President Juan Orlando Hernandez to be tried in the United States on drug trafficking and weapons charges

 

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Singapore court rejects Malaysian's appeal in high-profile execution case
Reuters, 29 Mar 2022

A Singapore court rejected on Tuesday an appeal against the execution of a Malaysian convicted of drugs smuggling, dismissing an argument put forward by his legal team that he should be spared because he was mentally impaired

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