The opening statement in the MH-17 trial: what lies beyond the horizon?

On 9 March 2020, the Dutch Prosecution made its opening statement in the much anticipated MH-17 Trial, dealing with the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine and the deaths of its 298 passengers. 

In a recent contribution to the EJIL:Talk! blog, CICJ’s Lachezar Yanev offers some critical thoughts on the legal reasoning that the Prosecutor provided in his opening statement to underpin that choice and thus flags several concerns over the projected course of the MH-17 Trial.

You can find his contribution here.