The proceedings in the case MH17 take place in the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS). For journalists it is possible to be present in the JCS in the press centre as well as in the courtroom.

Access to the press centre and the courtroom for members of the media will be by accreditation only.

Press Centre

The press centre has room for 500 persons. There are 300 working spaces available. In the press centre you can view the streams from the 6 cameras in the court room on large screens.

The press centre is open from 7:00 to 22:00 CET. Coffee, tea and water will be provided free of charge. The restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and hot meals.

Watch our introduction to the location and layout of the Schiphol Judicial Complex.

Read the house rules of our press centre.

Press releases

Prior to and during the court sessions we will publish news and press releases on our Insights page.

Press Guidelines

Legal cases in the Netherlands are - in principle - public. Journalists may be present and do their work. A national guideline has been drawn up for this, the press guideline 2013. This press guideline also applies in the MH17 process. The Court of The Hague can, however, deviate from the press directive and make additional agreements.


Following our livestream

Court sessions will be streamed for everyone through the live stream on this website (in Dutch with English translation). The livestream shows multiple camera angles in the court room. Watch our video about broadcasting the court sessions..

Directions to the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS)

You can access JCS by car, but parking spaces are limited. See the directions to the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS).

Contact our communications department

In the press centre you will find the information desk for more assistance. Prior to March 9, you can contact our communications department at +31 88 361 17 11