Lundin War Crimes Trial Podcast

This is the Lundin War Crimes Trial, a podcast series produced by PAX and Global Idé about the case against the Swedish company Lundin, that has been charged with complicity in war crimes in South Sudan from 1999 to 2003.

The podcast is also availible on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

E9: The OMV Case and Rethinking CSR

Around the world, there are more and more cases involving companies’ complicity in human rights abuses. In the Sudan operation, Lundin cooperated with two companies: Petronas of Malaysia and OMV from Austria. An Austrian NGO has just filed a complaint against OMV, accusing them of crimes in South Sudan together with Lundin. Much of the …

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E8: Was the World Silent?

The defense is arguing that Lundins business in Sudan was accepted by the international community. The UN did not intervene, nor did the EU. Is that true? Was the world silent?  We decided to take a closer look at who spoke out to stop the atrocities and who kept quiet. We also discuss how the …

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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 the latest …

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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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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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E3: 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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E2 : 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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E1 : How it All Started

In the first episode of the Lundin War Crimes Trial podcast, we meet two experts who take us back to the origins of the case. What was the connection between oil and the war in Sudan? How did Lundin’s search for oil affect the people who lived in its concession area? And how did the …

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