Ukraine Will Take Iran to the International Court of Justice Over Boeing 737 Downing


July 4. Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Sweden will go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in their bid to hold Iran accountable for the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 in January 2020. The Boeing 737-800 crashed after being shot down by Iranian army personnel shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), killing all 176 people onboard.

The International Coordination and Response Group said, “We, the members of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752, representing Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, note that no agreement on the organization of arbitration was reached between Iran and the Coordination Group pursuant to Article 14 of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation.”

Accordingly, the Group will pursue its collective effort to ensure Iran is held accountable for the downing of flight 752 by referring the dispute to the International Court of Justice as soon as is practicable, the group added.

In January 2022, the Coordination Group had said that efforts to resolve the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines flight with Iran were futile. Ten Iranian army personnel were jailed earlier this year for their role in the accident. The primary defendant was sentenced to 13 years in prison: three years for downing the plane and ten years for disobeying orders. Nine other members were also found guilty of wrongdoing and were each sentenced to between one and three years in prison.

Source: Simple Flying

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