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.

Courtroom D

If you would like to be considered for a seat in courtroom D, you must request accreditation by sending an e-mail to If demand for seats in the courtroom exceeds the number available, you may not be able to attend the hearing in courtroom D. 

Media in the Schiphol Judicial Complex

All those registering to attend will be accommodated in the Schiphol Judicial Complex. Any journalists who are not seated in courtroom D may follow the hearing in a viewing room or press room in the JCS. These rooms have a live video connection with courtroom D, which relays images being captured by six cameras in the courtroom in real time. If you would like to follow a hearing from one of these viewing or press rooms, you may register to do so using the accreditation system from Monday, 25 April 2022. In the 'court days' tab, you can select the court days for which you wish to register.

Accreditation system


Please, only register if you have plans to attend a hearing . If you are not sure, please contact the accreditation staff by e-mail at This will enable the court to ascertain how many journalists are actually to be expected on a given day. If demand exceeds the number of seats available (due to the corona virus), it is possible that you will not be able to attend the hearing.

Seat allocation in courtroom D and press centre

The order in which registrations are received does not determine seat allocation. Your accreditation is personal. This means that you cannot transfer it to someone else.


If you have queries regarding the accreditation process, you can contact the MH17 communications team by e-mail at
If you have other queries, please contact communication MH17 trial by e-mail at