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

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
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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.

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Not only did Ukraine fail to do this, Ukrainian air traffic control - whether through negligence or intention - directed MH17 to fly over Donbass where it met its terrible end. 

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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