The MH17 trial

On 17 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. The individuals who are thought to be responsible for the crash are being prosecuted. This website provides up-to-date information on the trial.

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Roles in a criminal case

A victim of a crime or his or her relatives may have several roles in a criminal case. He or she has the right to address the court or can have a role as the injured party. An explanation in the video.

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11/07/2019 10:00

Source: The Hague district court

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What is to be expected from the court

The court is independent and impartial, and, in principle, discusses all the matters it has to decide on at a public hearing. What is to be expected from the court at this moment?

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11/07/2019 10:00

Source: The Hague district court

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First days of a hearing in the MH17 trial

In large cases, the first day of the hearing hardly ever deals with the substance of the case. The first day of the hearing will mainly be about 'taking stock'.

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11/07/2019 10:00

Source: The Hague district court

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Pattern of a Dutch criminal case

In principle a Dutch criminal case follows a certain pattern. Watch the video for an explanation.

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11/07/2019 10:00

Source: The Hague district court

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Judges for MH17 trial announced

For the hearing of the MH17 case, 4 judges have now been appointed: 3 sitting judges and 1 reserve judge.

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26/06/2019 15:30

Source: The Hague district court

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Suspects to be prosecuted for MH17 crash

The first court date has been announced and the presiding judge has been appointed.

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19/06/2019 14:30

Source: The Hague district court