Professor dr. Sluiter's contribution to Dutch Parliament's round-table discussion on MH17 criminal trial
Amsterdam, 25 January 2016 - On 22 January 2016 the Foreign Affairs committee of the Dutch Parliament arranged a round-table discussion on, among other things, the criminal adjudication of the flight MH 17-attack. Particularly the questions where and in what way the criminal investigation and possible persecution could be organised were addressed. Prof. dr. Sluiter, lawyer at Prakken d’Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers and professor International Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam, was one of the experts who participated in this round-table discussion. Firstly, he examined the essential conditions for criminal adjudication of the flight MH 17-attack. He then went on to set out a number of criteria by which he compared several possibilities of persecution to those conditions. Eventually, he concluded that it is most appropriate to organise the persecution in the Netherlands.
His position paper on this subject can be found here (Dutch only).