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Netherlands wants to bring other countries to court against Russia in case of MH17

Source : 112 Ukraine

Netherlands filed lawsuit against the European Court of Human Rights against Russia on July 10
09:44, 11 July 2020

The crash of the Malaysian Boeing-777 (Flight MH17)
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The Netherlands is considering the possibility of other states joining the process against the Russian Federation at the ECHR in the case of a downed passenger plane of flight МН17. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov stated this, Ukrinform reports.

"It is very important that, in initiating an interstate dispute, the Netherlands speaks on behalf of all the victims and their relatives. The Dutch side is also considering the possibility of other states joining this process. In particular, the member states of the SSG and the states whose citizens died as a result of a plane crash," Chentsov noted.

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In response to a question regarding Ukraine’s intentions to join the case of the Netherlands initiated by the ECHR, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands Chentsov noted that the expediency of such a step would be taken into account, in particular, the consideration of the case “Ukraine against the Russian Federation” in the United Nations and the inter-state claim previously initiated by Ukraine against the Russian Federation in the ECHR with the involvement of the authorities that conduct these cases, respectively, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

"The Netherlands' submission of a lawsuit against the Russian Federation to the ECHR is an important step, complements the measures already taken in the judicial plane to implement UNSCR 2166. Joining the Netherlands in the lawsuit of the families of those killed against the Russian Federation at the ECHR on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the plane’s downing is an important symbolic gesture, which is highly appreciated the families of the victims," he said.

As we reported before, the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands is filing a lawsuit against Russia for the downing of the Boeing 777-200ER (Flight MH17) over Donbas. All the documents will be attached to the individual lawsuit of the relatives of the victims.

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