Assuming that the investigating judge concludes the investigation before 1 November 2021, the results will be discussed on 1 and 9 November 2021. Claims by the injured parties will be discussed at that point as well.


As soon as the investigation has been concluded, and the results of it have been discussed in court, some more relatives who would like to discuss the evidence (as well) will address the court on 8 November 2021.

The closing statement

From 15 November 2021 the Prosecution will deliver the closing statement with its demand for sentencing over two or three days (15, 16 and 17 November 2021).

If the investigating judge concludes the investigation after 1 November 2021, the claims by the injured parties will be discussed in early November, but the additional right to address the court and the submissions from the Prosecution will take place only in December 2021.

The oral arguments of the Defence

From 7 March 2022, four weeks have been reserved for the oral arguments of the Defence. Exactly how much time will be needed for that is unknown at this point.

The Prosecution and Counsel for the Relatives will then be able to respond from 16 May 2022, and the Defence will have this opportunity again from 6 June 2022. The trial in the case will then be concluded.


How much time the court will need to draft its opinion about this case in a judgment cannot be estimated yet. The court has therefore set three possible dates for rendering its decision. The first possible judgment date is 22 September 2022. In case the court is not ready by then, a second possible date has been reserved on 17 November 2022. The third possibility is 15 December 2022.