Top German Aviation Lawyer Has Rock Solid Case Against Ukraine Over MH17 (Video)
Elmar Giemulla says the responsibility of the Ukrainian government is beyond all doubt
The 4th episode of MH17 Inquiry poses a pertinent question: who is legally responsible for the destruction of Malaysian airlines flight 17?
An expert in the field of aviation law, Prof. Elmar Giemulla, says the answer is easy: Ukraine.
Regardless of who actually pulled the trigger, Ukraine is a sovereign state, and as such, assumes all rights and responsibilities for controlling the airspace above its territory.
Under Article 9 of the Chicago Convention of 1949, to which Ukraine is a signatory, it is the responsibility of governments, in the event of armed conflict within their territory, to close the airspace above the conflict zone.
Prof. Giemulla is representing the families of 3 German citizens killed on the airliner in their claims against Ukraine for failing to safeguard MH17.
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