The trial against four suspects deemed to be responsible for the downing of the MH17 started before the District Court of The Hague on 9 March 2020. Find below summaries of the court's hearings, that take place at the Schiphol Judicial Complex in Badhoevedorp in the Netherlands.
Summary of the Day in Court 3 July 2020
Today the court decided on the applications and requests made in this hearing block by the public prosecution service, the defence and the counsel for the relatives (RBT).
Summary of the Day in Court, 26 June 2020
Today the prosecution took the floor, after the defence had addressed the court on 22 and 23 June 2020.
Summary of the Days in Court, 22 and 23 June 2020
Over the last two days, the defence has made clear that, in its opinion, many questions need yet to be put and that further investigation still needed to be done. The defence pointed to two possible scenarios that, in its view, cannot be ruled out.
Summary of the Day in Court, 10 June 2020
The prosecution has had the floor for the last 2.5 days and has provided an overview of the criminal investigation. The court is mindful of the fact that this may well have been an upsetting experience for the next of kin.
Summary of the Day in Court, 9 June 2020
Today, the prosecution had the floor. It continued with its presentation of the investigation.
Summary of the Day in Court, 8 June 2020
The trial, which was adjourned on 23 March, resumed today.
Summary of the Day in Court, 23 March 2020
The MH17 criminal case resumed today in an adjusted format due to coronavirus-related measures. Seated in a largely empty courtroom D at the Schiphol Judicial Complex, the court responded to the applications and requests presented at the hearing of 9 and 10 March.
Summary of the Day in Court, 10 March 2020
Today the prosecution reported on the current status of the investigation and shared their views on how they suggest the proceedings progress.
Source: District Court of The Hague
Summary of the Day in Court, 9 march 2020
The presiding judge opened the hearing at 10 a.m. sharp. He emphasised the terrible nature of the disaster which had taken place.