The MH17 criminal case will resume on Monday, 1 February 2021 10:00 a.m. CET. The arrangements for the upcoming series of hearings have been adjusted due to the coronavirus and the related national guidelines. In practice, this means that fewer people can attend the hearings and that the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and of the justice authorities will apply. Everyone on site will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from each other and people with mild cold symptoms or a fever will not be admitted to the JCS. Please also be advised that face masks must be worn in the JCS. If the corona measures will be tightened more by the government and the Judiciary, and your registration is affected, you will be notified. Needless to say, the trial may be followed by all by livestream as usual.
Court Days reserved hearing block 4
Hearing block 4 runs from 10 a.m. CET on Monday, 1 February to Friday, 5 February 2021. It is not yet known whether the court will sit every day in these weeks. Circumstances may require that hearings 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 Friday, 22 January 2021 at the latest, using the Register button below. If you do not register, you will not be accredited and will be unable to attend the criminal proceedings.