The European Court of Human Rights has filed a lawsuit by the Netherlands against Russia over the crash of the Boeing-777 over Donbas, flying to Kuala Lumpur with flight MH17. The relevant document is published on the website of the European Court.
It is reported that the interstate statement is registered under number 28525/20.
"According to the Government of the Netherlands, the plane was shot down from a BUK-TELAR surface-to-air missile system which belonged to and was provided by the Russian Federation. The Government of the Netherlands allege that the Russian Government were responsible for the deaths, in breach of Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the aircraft,” the document says.
As we reported before, the Netherlands decided to provide an extra update on Russia's lawsuit in the European Court for Human Rights within the MH17 case.
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.