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Challenges persist for multiple legal actions regarding MH17

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:45

This week, focus has turned to an action lodged in the European Court of Human Rights by lawyer Jerry Skinner on behalf of 33 relatives of MH17 victims. Skinner claims that the application has reached the stage of “ready for judicial determination”. However, the case lodged by Skinner is not yet listed in the court’s database. It is unclear how far the application has progressed but it certainly faces a range of major obstacles.

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ICC Prosecution ‘likely’ to look at MH17 downing

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:16

With Ukraine’s latest move of extending additional jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court, there’s a possibility that the Court will look into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The ICC has now confirmed that it's likely to look at the incident in the initial stages.

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What does Ukraine's latest ICC move mean?

Courtside Justice with Mark Kersten
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 15:52

After months of speculation, Ukraine has finally decided to refer the violence in the country since February 2014 to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Richard

An informative take on the ramifications of the latest 12(3) declaration. Although I agree with Kevin on the status of Crimea, it will be interesting to see how the OTP formulates its arguments in that respect given the haphazard way in which it dealt with the Morsi declaration regarding Egypt. Perhaps it will clarify that an 'effective control' test is not in fact part of the consideration and that UN recognition remains the go-to factor.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 16:01
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Kevin Jon Heller

Two thoughts.

First, I think the status of Crimea is a non-issue. International law is very clear that territory cannot be forcibly annexed, so I don't see any even cognisable argument that Crimea is not still Ukrainian territory. And I would be shocked if the judges spent more than a paragraph in a jurisdiction decision dealing with it.

Second, I don't understand why an ICC investigation into MH-17 might encourage Russia to permit the UNSC to create an ad hoc tribunals. Ad hocs work -- at least in terms of obtaining suspects and evidence. The ICC doesn't. So I think Russia would be overjoyed if the ICC got involved.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:27
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What next for justice for MH17 victims?

What options for MH17 justice?
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 09:20

Russia’s veto of a possible international criminal tribunal to try those considered responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 has left many people scratching their heads.

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Alesh

Why the need for an UN tribunal at this point? West has no trust in DSB? Or the West would like to accuse Russia without evidence and whitewash it trough UN? Ukranie as one of the suspect investigating itself is a farce. So is its VETO power on the findings as per the Non-disclosure agreement. Where the f*ck is the autopsy of the pilot? If there would exist any proof against Russia it would be out long time ago.

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:53
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A. K. Chowdhury

I. C. C. Cremenal court is for poor country,for punishment. It is completely unjustified You can't go for rich countries ,it's a big brother show

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 01:33
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MH17 - does the Russian veto matter?

Will Russia veto the creation of an international tribunal to investigate the downing of MH-17
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:49

The potential of an MH17 tribunal has been plastered all over the news and social media over the past two weeks. Although it is arguably far-fetched, with the looming threat of a Russian veto at the Security Council, the renewed attention for the issue of accountability is definitely welcome.

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Andrei Pastushuk

Russian veto has to be canceled, and Russia to be removed from UNSC.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 22:32
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Q & A: MH17 Tribunal

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 14:26

A few days ago, the Malaysian authorities proposed that an international tribunal should be set up to judge whoever was responsible for the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash in July 2014. What's known and what's unknown

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