Mh17 Jit Agreement

The extension of the JIT Partnership Agreement today reinforces the effective five-year cooperation and confirms its continuation. The partners reaffirmed their confidence in the Dutch legal system. “On the eve of the trial that will begin on Monday, March 9, representatives of five investigative authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands have signed an agreement that extends the work of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT),” the statement said. A Joint Committee of Inquiry (JIT) is set up on the basis of an agreement between the competent authorities – both the judicial authorities (judges, prosecutors, investigating judges) and the law enforcement authorities – of two or more Member States of the European Union (EU). They can be supported by Eurojust and Europol, the EU`s judicial and law enforcement services. T22 [1] Its operation is based on Europol`s model agreement on the establishment of a joint commission of inquiry, attached to Council of Europe Resolution 2017/C 18/01. [1] Countries participating in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 have signed an agreement to extend cooperation. From the beginning, Ukraine`s position in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was discussed with the Ukrainian authorities. After all, Ukraine is itself a party in the armed conflict in which flight MH17 was shot down. Agreements have been reached to ensure the independence of the investigation. As a first step, the survey will be conducted jointly. In addition, other members of the investigation team continuously validate the evidence and the results of the investigation, so that they cannot be challenged at the international level. .

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