Ministerie van Defensie

MH17 Report Puts Dutch-Russian Relations in Spotlight

In the News: Dr. Aaron Matta

Ministerie van Defensie

On 13 October, on the day of the release of the Dutch Safety Board’s MH17 report, Senior Researcher Dr. Aaron Matta spoke to The Moscow Times about a number of legal questions arising from the downing of the plane in 2014. He addressed avenues for legal redress for families of the victims, as well as attribution of state responsibility in a number of legal fora.

“If the reports contain any evidence that those responsible for the downing were receiving Russian government support, Russia could be brought before the International Court of Justice, but the ruling would not be binding unless Russia chose to accept the court’s jurisdiction.”

Dr. Aaron Matta, Senior Researcher with the Rule of Law program

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