The trial

Ian H. Lundin and Alexander Schneiter are the Chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy, a Swedish oil company with significant operations in Norway. They are charged in Sweden under universal jurisdiction for aiding and abetting international crimes in Sudan/South Sudan between 1997-2003. The prosecutor will also seek forfeiture of €300 million in criminal benefits from Lundin Energy itself. Two other oil companies, Petronas and OMV, are directly linked to the case as were Lundin’s partners in its allegedly criminal enterprise. The trial is of importance to hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan who experienced the investigated gross violations and have been denied their right to remedy and reparation. The case has the potential to sharpen the standards regarding corporate liability for aiding and abetting human rights abuses.

E7: Is the system broken?

There are a number of international binding and non binding conventions put in place to protect victims of war crimes – but to what extent is the international community living up to its obligations? In this episode we discuss how the legal system is failing victims, and how to fix it. You will also get …

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E6: The victims left with nothing

January 8, 2024 There have been major developments in the trial against the accused Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and the company Orrön Energy (previously known as Lundin Oil, Lundin Petroleum or Lundin Energy. On November 22, 2023, the court decided to separate the South Sudanese plaintiff’s claims for compensation from the war crimes trial. Instead, …

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E5: It’s a family affair

Who are the men behind the Lundin oil consortium-  and what happened with the profit from the oil endeavors in Sudan?  The Lundin family business has been handed over to the third generation as the company is trying to rebrand itself, focusing on green energy. How will a conviction affect them and how do they …

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The prosecutor’s case

Since September 5th, the prosecutors have guided the court through a whopping 80.000 pages of written evidence. Strictly following the structure of indictment, they have made a painstaking effort to demonstrate that the Sudanese Government’s method of warfare included systematic war crimes and that Ian Lundin and Alexandre Schneiter were aware of this, but nevertheless …

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E4: How to build a case

The trial moves on, and piece by piece, the prosecutors are building their case. Internal reports, security logs, meetings between the company and representatives from the Sudanese government, as well as reports from human rights organizations, are being used as pieces in the prosecutor’s big puzzle. To help us navigate through all the different reports, …

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Episode 3: The Hope for Justice

Sep 12, 2023 The Hope For Justice Sarah Simon was ten years old when the war came to Unity State and changed her life forever. Now she lives in Kenya but she is dreaming of one day moving back to her hometown Leer. In this episode she tells us her family’s history, how the tragic …

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Episode 2 : And so the trial begins

Sep 5, 2023 And so the trial begins In the morning of 5th September 2023 there is a queue outside Stockholm District Court. Journalists from Sweden and abroad gathered to follow the longest trial in Swedish history. Two former executives of a Swedish Oil company, Ian Lundin and Alex Scheinter,  stand trial for war crimes …

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The Lundin trial begins

On Tuesday 5 September, the Lundin war crimes trial starts at the Stockholm District Court with the presentation of the case by the prosecution. The defendants are Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Orrön Energy. Not Lundin Energy, because shortly after the indictment, the company merged with AkerBP through a construction that placed its criminal liability …

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