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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.

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Yesterday and today were dedicated to the response from the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) to the requests for additional investigation presented by the defence.

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Published 13 November 2020, 21:52 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

Counsel for the relatives: jurisdiction and applicable law as regards claims for damages. The defence requested that documents be added to the case file

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Published 31 August 2020, 24:00 CET

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Relatives of the victims, interested parties and media have the following possibilities to be present in the Justitieel Complex Schiphol.

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Published 3 August 2020, 11:15 CET

Updated on 3 August 2020, 11:15 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

Zittingszaal

The interlocutory decision in which the Court has decided on requests and applications has now been published on Rechtspraak.nl

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Published 10 July 2020, 10:20 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

At 10:00 a.m. the hearing will resume. At first the counsel for the relatives will have the opportunity to address the court.

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Published 3 July 2020, 17:37 CET

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The court decided on the applications and requests made by the public prosecution service, the defence and the counsel for the relatives (RBT).

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Published 3 July 2020, 16:44 CET

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On 22 June 2020 at 10.00 a.m. CET, the hearings will resume. The court is confident that the defence will submit its requests to it earlier if possible.

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Published 10 June 2020, 18:26 CET

Updated on 11 June 2020, 24:00 CET

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In the press centre of the Judicial Complex Schiphol, Judicial Spokespeople Paul Rouwen took stock of the day of the MH17 trial.

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Published 8 June 2020, 19:45 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

Contrary to previous announcements, the press centre at Schiphol Judicial Complex will be open and host a maximum of 30 persons a day.

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Published 25 May 2020, 16:44 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

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Summary of the Day in Court, 10 March 2020

In the press centre of the Judicial Complex Schiphol, Judicial Spokespeople Marije Knijff and Paul Rouwen took stock of the second day of the MH17 trial.

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Published 10 March 2020, 19:17 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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Accreditation system closed

The accreditation system for attending the first session of the MH17 criminal trial is closed.

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Published 3 March 2020, 13:36 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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Publication of summons

Journalists will be pleased to know that they may be able to obtain the names of the suspects, court of session opening hours and the indictment.

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Published 28 February 2020, 14:51 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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Covid-19-virus

Due to the development of the Covid-19 virus, we will take precautionary measures at the Schiphol Judicial Complex and the adjacent press centre.

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Published 28 February 2020, 14:33 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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Accreditation system closes

You have the opportunity up to and including Monday 2 March at the latest to register or make changes to an earlier registration.

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Published 27 February 2020, 09:56 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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A law firm has been reported

A law firm has recently been reported. The District Court of The Hague will not release the name of the firm and does not specify for which suspect(s).

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Published 27 January 2020, 10:39 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

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Media briefing

On 29 November 2019, the District Court of The Hague is offering a media briefing for national and international media on the organisation of the MH17 trial.

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Published 15 November 2019, 11:27 CET

Source: Rechtbank Den Haag

VIDEO

Roles in a criminal case

A victim of a crime or his or her relatives may have several roles in a criminal case. An explanation in the video.

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Published 11 July 2019, 10:00 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

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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.

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Published 11 July 2019, 10:00 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

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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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Published 11 July 2019, 10:00 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague

VIDEO

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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Published 11 July 2019, 10:00 CET

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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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Published 26 June 2019, 15:30 CET

Source: District Court of The Hague