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Court orders Prosecutor to specify charges against Ian Lundin

The Stockholm District Court ordered the Prosecutor on 9 November 2022 to specify the description of crimes in the indictment that was issued on 11 November 2021. The decision rewards the complaint by Ian Lundin and Lundin/Orrön Energy that the current description does not allow for an adequate preparation of their defence. The ruling puts …

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Supreme Court: Sweden has Jurisdiction over Lundin’s Alex Schneiter

The Supreme Court of Sweden confirmed on 10 November, 2022, that Sweden can prosecute Lundin’s former CEO Alex Schneiter. The decision ensures that Sweden continues to honour the principle of universal jurisdiction, that prevents those who committed serious crimes from finding a safe haven in third countries. With its decision, the Court confirms Sweden’s commitment …

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Trial Planning Resumes – Lundin attacks the indictment

The District Court has decided to resume the planning of the trial against Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Lundin Energy AB. Ian Lundin and Lundin/Orrön Energy responded with an appeal to the Court to reject the indictment for failing to properly describe the alleged crimes. The timing of their claim – eleven months after the …

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Will Supreme Court Limit Sweden’s Ability to Prosecute War Criminals?

Alex Schneiter has argued that the Swedish courts do not have jurisdiction over him. This claim has already been rejected by the District Court, the Svea Court of Appeal and the Prosecutor General of Sweden. Now, the Swedish Supreme Court has decided to clarify Sweden’s jurisdictional boundaries. If the Supreme Court agrees with Schneiter’s argument, …

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Sweden has Jurisdiction over war crimes suspect Alex Schneiter, states the Prosecutor General

The court case against Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and the company Lundin Energy is on hold awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision to decide if Sweden has jurisdiction to try Alex Schneiter. On the 20th of May, the Prosecutor General of Sweden, Petra Lundh contested the defense argument that Sweden would not have jurisdiction to prosecute …

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Formal complaint filed against Aker BP for human rights blindness

A group of South Sudanese and European organizations have formally complained with the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) that Aker BP’s acquisition of Lundin Energy breaches the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, Norway’s golden standard for responsible business conduct. The complainants submit that Aker BP and Aker ASA did not consider the human rights consequences …

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AKER BP accused of ignoring survivors of war crimes

Acquisition of Lundin Energy’s oil and gas assets was allegedly designed to protect Lundin Energy’s shareholders against the consequences of criminal proceedings 26 humanitarian and human rights organisations call upon Aker BP to support victims of war crimes and not buy Lundin Energy’s assets under the agreed terms. According to the Swedish public prosecutor, Lundin …

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Prosecutor requests the Court to prepare the trial against Lundin Energy

The first witness testifies in Court about Lundin’s devastating presence in South Sudan Prosecutor Henrik Attorps urged the court to proceed with the trial against the Lundin defendants after a recent request by Alex Schneiter halted the proceedings. Further delays jeopardize the integrity of the trial as key witnesses may eventually not be able to …

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Alex Schneiter attempts to undermine universal jurisdiction

Alex Schneiter has appealed the court’s latest decision that Sweden can try him for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sudan. If the Supreme Court accepts his argument, it will have wide-reaching consequences on Sweden’s ability to try war criminals. In November last year, Lundin Energy’s former CEO Alex Schneiter was charged together with Ian …

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