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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Petra Lundh, Prosecutor General, Sweden

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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Alex Schneiter

Lundin Energy sells out to AkerBP

AkerBP acquires assets gained from blood money and leaves survivors of war crimes out in the cold Norway should not clear the AkerBP deal unless the rights of survivors are secured The Chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy have been indicted for complicity in grave war crimes committed with the purpose of securing the …

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The court denies another claim to dismiss the case

Lundin Energy’s former CEO Alex Schneiter filed a request to the court to dismiss the indictment against him. The District Court swiftly rejected the claim, an indication that they are starting to lose their patience with the numerous meritless claims made by the defendants in the Lundin case.  The Stockholm District Court has faced a …

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S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Welcome Lundin Energy

There is something wrong with ESG ratings. Five days after the Swedish Prosecution Authority formally indicted Chairman Ian H. Lundin and Director Alex Schneiter of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes, their company was included in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). According to the Swedish public prosecution, Lundin Energy’s operations in Sudan …

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Lundin’s crimes – were they intentional?

On 11 November, 2021, Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter, two top executives of Lundin Energy, were indicted for complicity in atrocity crimes. To prove complicity in a crime, the prosecutor must show that the accused acted with intent. In Swedish law there are three levels of intent which require different levels of awareness. The Chairman …

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Sudanese Churches encouraged by Lundin trial

On 18 November, 2021, the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) issued a statement to show its respect for the Swedish decision to hold Lundin Energy to account for complicity in war crimes. The statement stresses that there can be no peace without justice, no reconciliation outside the truth, and no forgiveness without repentence. The …

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