The Stockholm District Court decided on 22 November 2023 that it will not consider the claims of South Sudanese plaintiffs in the war crimes trial against Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter. Instead they  must each open a separate civil case against the suspect. They must then pay for their own lawyers and each deposit €45.000, […]

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

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,

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

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

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

PAX and Global Idé have started a collaboration with Ugandan journalist Halima Athumani for the podcast series Lundin War Crimes Trial. Together with Swedish journalist Kajsa Sörman, she will bring the latest news from the court and comments from experts and involved personalities. 1st Episode: How it all started In the first episode of the

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

The mediation of human rights complaints about AkerBP’s merger with Lundin Energy has not been successful. Three South Sudanese and five European organizations had submitted complaints in May 2022 that AkerBP and Aker ASA had breached the OECD Guidelines, the Norwegian Governments standard for responsible business conduct. They argued that the Aker companies had not

The Lundin trial stands out for its importance for hundreds of thousands of survivors of war crimes in South Sudan. Never before has anybody been brought to justice for his role in these crimes, that were routinely committed by all parties to Sudan’s civil war. The hearings will be closely followed in South Sudan. Also,

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