2017 – Eminent Person appointed

In February 2017, the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Mohamed Chande Othman, Tanzania’s former chief justice, previously member of the UN Panel of Experts (see above) to review potential new information, on the circumstances of the crash.

The Secretary-General reaffirmed his commitment pursue the full truth of this matter in a statement on May 2, 2017. The statement coincided with a note to correspondents, which provided a short update on Mr. Othman’s progress in his role as Eminent Person.