On 17 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine. The flight was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers were 196 Dutch nationals. In the aftermath the government set three priorities: repatriating and identifying the victims, establishing the cause of the crash and conducting a criminal investigation.
The Netherlands and Australia submit complaint against Russia to the International Civil Aviation Organization
14-03-2022 | 08:56
The Netherlands and Australia have initiated legal proceedings before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ...
Netherlands to address Russia's role in the downing of MH17 at hearing before European Court of Human Rights
24-01-2022 | 19:55
At a public hearing in Strasbourg on Wednesday, the Netherlands will explain the application it has lodged with the European ...
Government informs UN Security Council on MH17 trial
06-03-2020 | 17:01
The criminal trial of four individuals suspected of downing flight MH17 begins on 9 March 2020. This is an important milestone ...