Court Days reserved hearing block 13

Hearing block 13 of the MH17 criminal trial will take place in the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS) on Monday 16 May, Tuesday 17 May and Wednesday 18 May.  And Wednesday 8 June, Thursday 9 June and Friday 10 June 2022. 

On Monday, 16 May 2022 court will reconvene. At that point, Counsel for the Relatives will speak first to respond to the point concerning the claims for compensation. Next, the Prosecution will deliver the reply. Three days are available for the reaction from Counsel for the Relatives and the reply from the Prosecution.

On Wednesday, 8 June 2022 the Defence will have another opportunity to respond again.  For this three days are available as well.

 It is not yet known whether the court will sit every day. Circumstances may cause hearings to be shortened, re-scheduled, suspended or even cancelled.


The court is hearing the criminal case in courtroom D in the JCS. This courtroom can accommodate all parties who have an ongoing role in the criminal proceedings, but is not large enough to hold all visitors and the media. If you choose to attend at the JCS, you will be seated in a room that has been set aside for the exclusive use of parties with an interest in these proceedings. In that room, you will be able to view and listen to the proceedings thanks to a live connection with courtroom D.


If you would like to be considered for a seat, you must request accreditation by sending an e-mail to from Monday, 25 April 2022. If you do not register, you will not be accredited and will be unable to attend the criminal proceedings.