Justice may be coming for the 100,000s of South Sudanese residents killed and driven out in the years 1997-2003 from their homes and lands by oil companies.
One of these companies: Sweden’s Lundin Energy.
Chairman Ian Lundin and Director Alex Schneiter have been charged by the Swedish government with “complicity in war crimes”.
This represents one of the first times that heads of international crimes are being made personally liable for crimes committed by subordinates and subsidiaries.
This court case will the latest in a series of similar ones, in which parent companies have been forced to make amends for transgression perpetrated by their subsidiaries.
The Financial Times states:
“Lundin case is first prosecution of corporate bosses for such serious offences since Nuremberg trials.”
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