Opinion: Achieving elusive justice for flight MH17 victims will be a challenge

July 25, 2014

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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.

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