This is the Lundin War Crimes Trial, a podcast series produced by PAX and Global Idé about the case against the Swedish company Lundin, accused of complicity in war crimes in South Sudan from 1999 to 2003.
There are a number of international binding and non binding conventions put in place to protect victims of war crimes – but to what extent is the international community living up to its obligations? In this episode we discuss how the legal system is failing victims, and how to fix it. You will also get the latest updates from the trial.
There have been major developments in the trial against the accused Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and the company Orrön Energy (previously known as Lundin Oil, Lundin Petroleum or Lundin Energy. On November 22, 2023, the court decided to separate the South Sudanese plaintiff’s claims for compensation from the war crimes trial. Instead, the victims will have to start separate civil cases that require them to deposit 45 000 euros each. The court argues that the claims for compensation were handed in too late and that the power of attorneys is still missing. What will this mean for the victims?
Who are the men behind the Lundin oil consortium- and what happened with the profit from the oil endeavors in Sudan? The Lundin family business has been handed over to the third generation as the company is trying to rebrand itself, focusing on green energy.
The trial moves on, and piece by piece, the prosecutors are building their case. Internal reports, security logs, meetings between the company and representatives from the Sudanese government, as well as reports from human rights organizations, are being used as pieces in the prosecutor’s big puzzle.
The Hope For Justice Sarah Simon was ten years old when the war came to Unity State and changed her life forever. Now she lives in Kenya but she is dreaming of one day moving back to her hometown Leer. I
In the morning of 5th September 2023 there is a queue outside Stockholm District Court. Journalists from Sweden and abroad gathered to follow the longest trial in Swedish history. Two former executives of a Swedish Oil company, Ian Lundin and Alex Scheinter, stand trial for war crimes committed
In the first episode of the Lundin War Crimes Trial, we meet two experts who take us back to when it all began. What was the connection between oil and the war in Sudan? How did Lundin’s search for oil affect the people who lived in the area and how did the world react to the crimes?