Lundin rebuffed by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Sweden has today rejected the request by the defense lawyers of Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Lundin Energy to hear their appeal to end the war crimes investigation against them. The suspects had argued that their right to a fair trial within a reasonable time has been infringed, invoking article 6(1) …

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The Clooney Foundation vs Lundin: Stop Evading Justice

The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) filed a legal opinion by the former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp, to the Supreme Court of Sweden. The opinion refutes the claims of Ian H. Lundin and Alex Schneiter that the investigation against them should be shelved because their right to fair trial within a …

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Prosecutor is ready & the Court rejects a last request from Lundin

Newsletter 2, 6 July 2021 Swedish Prosecutor Henrik Attorp has informed the District Court of Stockholm that he is planned to finish his last remaining task in the Lundin case in the last week of June, but he could not give a date for the indictment. The Prosecutor’s letter is a response to the Court’s …

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Lundin’s appeal to terminate the investigation is rejected

The District Court’s ruling from last year to allow the prosecutor to continue the war crimes investigation against Lundin has been upheld on 27 April by the Svea Court of Appeal. The decision was expected. Swedish courts have never before ordered the termination of an on-going criminal investigation and it is highly questionable whether they …

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Webinar: South Sudanese perspectives on the Lundin case

Webinar available @ YouTube On March 29th 2021, PAX invited a group of eminent South Sudanese to present their views on the Lundin case. They discussed the significance of a trial for South Sudan, its implications for global corporate liability, and perspectives of victims of war crimes. Moderator: Prof Dr Jok Madut Jok, Syracuse University …

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Lundin Directors oppose human rights friendly legal strategy

The Board of Directors of Lundin Energy strongly advises against a shareholder proposal that the company aligns its legal defense strategy with its human rights policy, notably that in human rights cases it not only defends the right to a fair trial of suspects but also the right to access to justice and prompt redress …

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Another legal setback for Lundin; and continued delay of justice

Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Lundin Energy continue to make every effort to avoid that they will be held to account in court, including the use of time consuming procedures with little legal merit. For instance, in April 2020, the suspects requested the Stockholm District Court to put an immediate end to the entire war …

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Lundin investigation completed. Prosecutor: “Sufficient grounds for indictment”

The Swedish Prosecution Authority announced today that the Lundin investigation is complete. ‘We believe we have sufficient grounds for a prosecution’, says Chief Prosecutor Henrik Attorps to Dagens Nyheter, indicating a firm intention to take the case to court. Tuesday afternoon, the Description of Suspicions and the complete files were sent to the suspects – …

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Stockholm Court rejects claim to call off investigation

The Stockholm District Court (Stockholms Tingsrätt) on 4 May, rejected the requests of Ian H. Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Lundin Energy to put an end to the war crimes investigation against them. They had argued that the extraordinary length of the investigation was violating their human rights, notably the right to a fair and public …

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