Norwegian NCP will consider complaints against AkerBP and Aker

The National Contact Point for Responsible Business Norway (NCP) admitted the complaints against Norwegian oil company Aker BP and its largest shareholder Aker that were brought by 8 South Sudanese and European organizations. They argue that Aker BP’s merger with Lundin Energy’s oil and gas business breached the human rights clauses of the OECD Guidelines for …

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Response to the follow-up questions from the Norwegian National Contact Point of 1 August 2022, followed by reflections on the joint response by Aker BP and Aker ASA to the NCP that may be relevant for the initial assessment

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises P.O. Box 8114 Dep, NO-0032 Oslo, Norway oecdncp@mfa Complainants notice that Aker BP and Aker ASA’s joint response to NCP of 24 June offers ample space for successful dialogue and mediation. The two companies show competence and willingness to consider the concerns of the Complainants as well as commitment to …

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Lundin Trial will start on September 5th

On January 11, the Stockholm District Court decided that the trial should begin in September this year. Two days later the court rejected the prosecutor’s petition to hold more pre-trial hearings. Meanwhile the defence filed several complaints arguing that the indictment is too vague.  The Stockholm District Court decided on 11 January that the trial against Ian …

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Prosecutor’s specification of the description of the crimes

On 9 November 2022, the Stockholm District Court ordered the Prosecutor to specify the description of crimes in the indictment that was issued on 11 November 2021. As requested by the court Henrik Attorps, the public Prosecutor, included one document setting out the defendants’ role within the company and how these contributed to the war …

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Prosecutor Updates the Indictment in the Lundin War Crimes Case

The prosecutor in the Lundin case has provided additional information about the alleged war crimes in Sudan 1999-2003. As requested by the court Henrik Attorps, the public Prosecutor, included one document setting out the defendants’ role within the company and how these contributed to the war crimes and one document which specifies the crimes. The …

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The Supreme Courts decision

The Supreme Court of Sweden decides that Alex Schneiter can be tried in Swedish Courts. Alex Schneiter requested that the district court should reject the indictment on the grounds that Sweden does not have jurisdiction to try him. The district court came to the conclusion that Alex Schneiter can be prosecuted in Swedish court and …

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Indictment of Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Orrön/Lundin Energy

On 11 November 2021, the prosecutor brought criminal charges against Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter for complicity in war crimes that they, as representatives of Lundin/Orrön Energy, allegedly committed in Sudan between 1999 and 2003. In October, 2022, at the request of the defence, the prosecutor presented an official translation of indictment. It is 231 …

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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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