Opinion: Achieving elusive justice for flight MH17 victims will be a challenge July 25, 2014 When 298 innocent civilians are killed in such tragic circumstances what exactly do we mean when we call for justice? What are the chances of justice being done in this case? Can international law realistically deliver a measure of justice that will provide any level of comfort or closure to the grieving families and friends? Lorraine Finlay, a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University looks at how history and recent events suggest that justice under international law is elusive and difficult to deliver in The Conversation. Ordinarily, calls for justice rely on demands to investigate, prosecute and punish those responsible. This is reflected in the resolution that the Security Council adopted. It emphasised the importance of a “full, thorough and independent international investigation” and demanded that those responsible be held to account. Read the full article. Print This Post Media contact: Natalie Hailes-Phakos Tel: | Mobile: | Email: N.Hailes-Phakos@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Research, School of Law Research Tags: MH17, UN Security Council, international law Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!