MH17: Four charged with shooting down plane over Ukraine



The Dutch-led joint investigation team into Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down in July 2014 killing 298 people has announced that three Russians and a Ukrainian will be tried for murder under Dutch law. The prosecution was brought under the principle of universal jurisdiction with the trial scheduled to begin on 9 March 2020.

For further information on the principle of universal jurisdiction see article by Lennart Poulsen of 9 Bedford Row International –

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