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 there was peace. The Churches are strong advocates for justice, that they believe is an essential component of peace. The importance of their support for justice and accountability is hard to overestimate considering the moral authority of the Churches in South Sudan.