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Relatives MH17 to the European Human Rights Court

2018-11-23T11:45:15.969Z

Relatives of victims of the disaster with flight MH17 will go to the European Court of Human Rights. The 95 surviving relatives accuse Russia of violating their fundamental rights, writes the NOS.



Relatives of victims of the disaster with flight MH17 will go to the European Court of Human Rights. The 95 surviving relatives accuse Russia of violating their fundamental rights, writes the NOS .

According to the relatives of 70 passengers, their fundamental rights were violated by the downing of the aircraft on 17 July 2014 and the frustration of the investigation into the disaster. The NOS writes that the group wants Russia to be condemned and see it as an important form of recognition.

Friday the complaint is submitted to the Court which is located in Strasbourg, France. It is half a year after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presented evidence of Russian involvement in the disaster. A complaint to the Court can be filed up to six months after the announcement of new facts.

The JIT showed in May that the BUK installation used to take down flight MH17 belonged to the Russian army.

'No trust in Russian procedure'

298 people were killed in the disaster, including 196 Dutch people. The Malaysia Airlines aircraft was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Involved lawyer Veeru Mewa tells the NOS that in fact all national legal remedies must first be used. "But litigation in Russia is impossible, we do not have any faith in that, so we are now direct to the Court."

If the complaint of the next of kin is handled by the Court, the procedure can take five to seven years.

Source: nunl

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