The hearings in the MH17 trial will take place at the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS) in Badhoevedorp. Relatives of the victims, interested parties and media have the following possibilities to be present in the JCS.
Relatives of the victims
If you are a relative, you can view the hearings by livestream. There is also a specific procedure for you if you wish to attend in the courtroom. Information on the registration procedure will provided to you through the usual communication channels.
If you are a so-called interested party, you can view the hearings by livestream. Due to the coronavirus and the guidelines issued by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the justice authorities (Rechtspraak), it is not possible for interested parties to attend the hearings at the Schiphol Judicial Complex at this moment.
The proceedings may be followed by all by livestream and the images are available using the procedure already in place. Due to the current coronavirus and the related guidelines issued by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the justice authorities (Rechtspraak), adjustments will have to be made. The upshot of this is that a limited number of people will be able to attend in the courtroom. If you wish to be considered for a seat in courtroom D, you may request accreditation by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. If the demand for seats in the courtroom exceeds the number available, it may not be possible for you to attend the hearing. Seats will not be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Your accreditation is strictly personal. In other words, you may not transfer your accreditation to another person. In the case of interviews please allow for a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.
The District Court of The Hague answers the frequently asked questions of interested parties, relatives of the victims and press about attending and the live stream of hearings in the MH17 trial and other subjects such as the trial, the suspects and relatives of the victims.