A limited number of people will be able to attend in the courtroom. Accreditation can be requested. Also, the proceedings may be followed by all by livestream and the images are available using the procedure already in place. In the case of interviews please allow for a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

The judgement

The District Court of The Hague has scheduled the judgment of the court in the MH17 criminal case at Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS) at Badhoevedorp (The Netherlands) for Thursday, 17 November 2022 at 13:30 p.m..

Courtroom D

If you would like to be considered for a seat in courtroom D, you may request accreditation by Monday, 7 November 2022 at the latest, by sending an e-mail to registration.courtmh17@rechtspraak.nl.

The number of seats in courtroom D is limited. If demand for seats in the courtroom exceeds the number available, you might not be able to attend the hearing in JCS. A temporary press centre will be build next to JCS. You can follow the hearing there via a live connection, and a work place will be available for you. If you would like accreditation for this press centre, please register.

Accreditation press centre

In the press centre, you can follow the proceedings through a live connection with courtroom D. If you would like to attend the MH17 criminal proceedings in the press centre, you may register using the accreditation system by Monday, 7 November 2022 at the latest,. You can select 17 November 2022 under “court sessions” to attend.

Accreditation system

If you do not have an account for the accreditation system yet, please send an e-mail to registration.courtmh17@rechtspraak.nl. You can register a number of colleagues, on behalf of your organization, in the same e-mail as well. 


Please only register if you have firm plans to attend the judgment. If you are not sure, please contact the accreditation staff at registration.courtmh17@rechtspraak.nl

Seat allocation in courtroom D and press centre

The order in which registrations are received, does not determine seat allocation. By Thursday, 10 November 2022 at the latest you will be notified whether you may attend the hearing at JCS or the press centre. Your accreditation is personal, it cannot be passed on to someone else. The court proceedings are conducted in Dutch and simultaneously interpreted into English and Russian.