South Sudanese Churches: Lundin Energy must be held accountable

The South Sudan Council of Churches and its Ecumenical partners have presented six programmatic priorities for the short and long term. They include “Support justice and reparation of those affected by oil exploitation and support the court case against Lundin in Sweden”. The recent decision echoes their call in 2000 to suspend oil exploitation until …

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Lundin lawyers: African witnesses cannot be trusted & War crimes investigation must be closed down because it violates human rights

In an interview on 17 April with Dagens Nyheter, Swedish prosecutor Henrik Attorps said that the Lundin investigation is coming to a close. “We hope to be able to send final notice shortly.” Mr Attorps’ statement followed Lundin’s defence lawyers’ formal request to close down the investigation because it violates Article 6 of the European …

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A new letter from the suspects: our take-aways

On November 6th, Ian H. Lundin and Alex Schneiter published an open letter on a company website that is dedicated to the war crimes investigation. These are our key take-aways, The Prosecutor decided in September to conduct additional interrogations after police raids of the company and family offices had uncovered new evidence. The letter suggests …

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Additional evidence delays Lundin war crimes trial

Dagens Industri reports on September 21st that Swedish war crimes prosecutor Henrik Attorps has decided to interview Alex Schneiter and Ian Lundin yet again. The explanation given is that the material seized during the Swiss police’s raid of Lundin’s offices in Geneva in February 2018 arrived in Sweden in November 2018 only and it has …

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The Hague, 23 May 2019: The Asser Institute discusses the Lundin case

Towards criminal liability of corporations for human rights violations: The Lundin case in Sweden The Lundin may become a landmark case because of the novelty and complexity of the legal issues that the Swedish court will decide. In particular, with regard to the assessment of the individual criminal liability of the executives of Lundin, the …

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Lundin rebuffed by the Supreme Administrative Court, clearing the last hurdle preventing prosecution

The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden on 26 March 2019 threw out an appeal by defense lawyers of Lundin Petroleum. They demanded the Court to overrule the October 2018 decision by the Government to allow the prosecution of Alex Schneiter and Ian Lundin for war crimes, arguing that two Government ministers, including the Minister of …

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Lundin Petroleum also investigated for perverting the course of justice

  Thomas Alstrand from the public prosecutor’s office in Gothenburg was quoted by Dagens Nyheter on 13 February 2019 that a criminal investigation has been opened into threats and acts of violence against witnesses in the Lundin Petroleum war crimes investigation. They have allegedly been pressured not to testify in court. Several witnesses have been …

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The Legal Framework of the War Crimes Case against Lundin Petroleum

EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law The Road Less Travelled: How Corporate Directors Could be Held Individually Liable in Sweden for Corporate Atrocity Crimes Abroad Published on November 13, 2018        Author: Miriam Ingeson and Alexandra Lily Kather On 18 October 2018, the Swedish Government authorized the Swedish Prosecution Authority to proceed to prosecution in a case regarding activities of …

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