As we reported earlier, the Netherlands is considering the possibility of other states joining the process against the Russian Federation at the ECHR in the case of the downed passenger plane.
The Netherlands decided to provide an extra update on Russia's lawsuit in the European Court for Human Rights within the MH17 case. The decision was made during the session of the JIT, the Joint Investigation Team. Vsevolod Chentsov, Ukraine's ambassador in the Netherlands said so as quoted by Ukrinform.
In particular, countries that wish to join the lawsuit can do so within 12 weeks after the official passage of the lawsuit by the ECHR secretariat.
Chentsov also admitted that the lawsuit claims that Russia violated three articles of the European Convention for Human Rights.
On March 9, the first session in the MH17 case took place in The Hague. None of the defendants showed up for the session. The list of suspects comprises of Russians Sergei Dubinsky, Igor Girkin, and Oleg Pulatov, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.