Update: July 19. The pressofficer of the Utrecht court let me know the court did not decide yet on the request by Ministry of Justice to delay the handover of corrected documents with four more weeks.
Update October 25, 2017
Dutch Raad van State made a judgement about this case. Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice does not need to make public requested documents. The judgement provides a very detailed description of the process of this case.
This post shows how State of the Netherlands wants to hide the truth on MH17. It is about a request based on the Wet Openbaarheid Bestuur (WOB or Freedom of Information Act) by Dutch newsstation RTL Nieuws together with NOS and Volkskrant.
RTL Nieuws requested documents from the Dutch government. What happened was censored documents, an objection, delay, a court case, more delay, more delay.
The request of RTL was the release of documents made by Ministeriële Commissie Crisisbeheersing (MCCb).
October 30, 2014. Dutch RTL requests State of the Netherlands to release documents on MH17. The WOB request is addressed to the Ministerie van Algemene Zaken lead by PM Rutte(source).
At November 12 2014 the Dutch Ministerie van Algemene Zaken handed over the WOB request to the Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid.
At November 27 2014 the Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid wrote a letter to RTL stating that the deadline for response was extended by four weeks.
In a letter dated February 10, 2015 the Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid announced it found 255 documents which match the request by RTL. State of the Netherlands would make a number of documents public but also a number of documents would not be made public. The released documents can be found here. RTL reported about the release of documents here.
At March 20, 2015 RTL sent a letter of objection to the Ministry of Safety and Justice. The objection is because of most of the information was censored (source)
At August 12 2015 RTL published an article stating that the Dutch Minister of Safety and Justice refused to make documents public. RTL stated it would consider a court case to force State of the Netherlands to release documents (source)
October 7, 2015. RTL, Volkskrant and NOS announced they will start a court case against Ministry of Safety and Justice (source)
February 9, 2015 The court case takes place in Utrecht. The case is registered under 15/4950 and 15/5091. Verdict is planed for end of March. (Source)
End of March: Utrecht court sent a letter to RTL that the verdict will be postponed till End of April, begin of May (source)
At May 3 the Utrecht court sends another letter to RTL. The verdict is again postponed now to at the latest June 3. (source)
At June 3, finaly the verdict of the judge was made public. Dutch State had to correct the censoring of documents. The deadline for resubmitting documents to RTL was set at July 29 (source). The verdict can be read here.
July 13, 2016. The lawyer of State of the Netherlands sends a letter to the court of Utrecht and RTL requesting to extend the deadline to August 26 due to holidays including the holiday of the minister. (source)
At February 27 2017 Rechtbank Midden Holland ordered Ministry of Justice to make public the minutes of meetings.
At April 7, 2017 Dutch ministry of Security and Justice appealed at the Raad van State. This is the Netherlands highest court. The case has been registered as 201702922/1 en 201702923/1
At July 11, 2017 there was a session at the Raad van State. An judgement would be expected in six weeks. However that six weeks were extended by another six weeks. (persbericht)
At September 29 2017 , Pieter Klein of RTL made public via Twitter that an judgement was postponed by another six weeks.
At October 23 2017 , the Netherlands highest court, Raad van State (Council of State) announced it will make public its judgement on October 25.by