The key problem is access to information: Russia has refused to accept responsibility and prevented the investigators from gathering evidence from Russian nationals.
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The Dutch example in the convictions relating to the MH17 crash is one other courts, including in Australia, should follow in response to Ukrainian war crimes.
The ICAO is responsible for setting standards for international aviation and doesn’t frequently settle disputes between nations.
Australia and the Netherlands have started legal action against Russia in the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.
Large groups inherently possess more diverse knowledge, expertise and perspectives.
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Intelligence work is no longer the sole preserve of intelligence agencies. Powerful platforms now allow everyday people to gather intelligence collaboratively – even from opposite sides of the world.
A Ukrainian rescue worker passes wreckage of the Malaysia Arilines flight MH17. The four suspects will likely be tried
Families of the 298 victims may, at last, see justice after five years.
Multiple parallel actions are ongoing with the aim of achieving truth and justice for the 298 passengers and crew of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The flight was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014…
The story that refuses to go away.
An adversarial international commission of inquiry, similar to one instituted to resolve a dispute between Britain and Russia in 1905, could break the deadlock over the downed flight.
Demands for justice for the victims of Flight MH17, including war crimes prosecutions for those responsible, persist.
The Lockerbie trial illustrates several challenges that are likely to arise again in the pursuit of justice for those killed on Flight MH17.
Achieving ‘justice’ for the victims of the MH17 downing is not a straightforward task.
Aviation, which transformed travel and way of life in the 20th century, is being transformed in the 21st century and faces some difficult 21st-century problems.
Last week’s release of the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on the downing of MH17 held no surprises. While this essentially technical report had no brief to cast blame for the tragedy, no-one familiar…
Tjibbe Joustra announces the Dutch Safety Board’s findings.
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The Dutch Safety Board’s report into the loss of MH17 concludes, but the criminal investigation – which will take in far more evidence – awaits.
Rebuilding MH17 from the wreckage was hard, but building a legal case is harder still.
We have the courts, we have (some) evidence, but can we build a case? MH17 investigation could remain inconclusive.
The reconstructed front of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014.
A Dutch Safety Board report is crucial to the progress of the ongoing criminal investigation into downed flight MH17.
Russia vetoed a proposed Security Council resolution to set up a tribunal to investigate the downing of Flight MH17.
Are there any other options at the international level to have the downing of Flight MH17 properly investigated and – if appropriate – prosecuted by an impartial, independent international court?
Sifting the remains.
Russia’s response to the MH17 disaster came close to making it an international pariah – and an ensuing year of madcap foreign policy has only made things worse.
Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte reacts as he listens to Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott, in Canberra.
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The Russians have started coming. On Thursday, an aircraft with about 80-90 Russians arrived in preparation for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane. There will be four more official planes, including President…
Julie Bishop says Russian President Putin had responded “very constructively” to her appeal about MH17.
Once again Julie Bishop has demonstrated she can lay claim to be currently the best performing minister in cabinet. On her recent overseas trip, Foreign Minister Bishop secured an apparently useful meeting…
Some of the debris from the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crash site.
Investigations into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have revealed the aircraft’s cockpit was punctured by a number of “high-energy objects”. The Dutch Safety Board has revealed the findings…
This could be Malaysia Airlines’ last chance to get its house in order.
Following the catastrophic losses of flights MH370 over the Indian Ocean and MH17 over Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has received a bailout of nearly £1.2 billion from the Malaysian government. The…