The proceedings take place in the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS). Journalists can request accreditation for the video room as well as in the courtroom. All proceedings can be followed via our livestream, these images are also available for media to broadcast.

Directions to JCS

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

Directions to JCS

Press office

Interview with a judicial spokesperson

If you would like to interview one of the judicial spokespersons during or after the hearing on any day, please make a request by a WhatsApp message or telephone call to (+31) 6 52 83 05 31 or send an e-mail to Interviews will be conducted in front of the JCS main entrance or by Skype. 

Summary of the day in court

After every day in court a summary of the day will be published on this website.

Contact press office

Communications District Court of The Hague:
Telephone: +31 88 361 17 11 or +31 6 52 83 05 31 (also available by WhatsApp)

Photographers’ pool

In view of the current Corona measures and the great interest, we are establishing a pool scheme for photographers. This pool arrangement is provided by the news agencies Reuters, Associated Press (AP) and the Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP).

About the photographers' pool

Broadcast our footage

Courtroom footage is produced for broadcasting. Please contact our supplier NEP for information.

NEP Live Center Hilversum – Netherlands
Telephone: (working days 08:00-18:00 CEST): +31 35 760 08 34

Bookings office NEP-CONNECT (only for outside Netherlands):
Telephone: +44 1908 943300  

Helen Jeffrey
Telephone: +44 7767 456770

Bookings office for ENG teams
Telephone: (working days 09:00 – 18:00 CEST): +31 35 625 9640

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.

Open the Press Guidelines (PDF)