Australia and The Netherlands Take Action Against Russia in the MH17 Case Before the ICAO

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Friday, April 15, 2022
Michael Plachta

On March 14, 2022, the Dutch and Australian governments launched a legal case against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) seeking to hold Moscow accountable for its alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.[1]

* Professor Plachta specializes in criminal law and international criminal law. He has authored numerous publication on a wide range of problems concerning law enforcement and international cooperation in criminal matters. He currently teaches criminal law and European criminal law at the University of Security in Poznan, Poland.

[1] Kirsty Needham and Toby Sterling, Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17, Reuters, March 14, 2022.