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Justice and accountability for business involvement in international crimes

Legal struggles and strategies in the Lundin case

The project aims to understand the strategies of, and struggles between, the legal actors in the criminal trial of Orrön Energy (previously Lundin Energy, Lundin Petroleum and Lundin Oil) and two of its representatives for aiding a severe breach of international law in Sudan in the years 1999-2003. We are interested in understanding the legal argumentation and how the different parties interact during the trial.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond finances the project for the period 2023-2026.

The research principal, the organisation responsible for the project, is Lund University. The application has been approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority. The registration number for the review at the Ethical Review Authority is Dnr 2023-02316-01.

If you have questions about the study, please contact the responsible researcher:

Isabel Schoultz, Sociology of Law Department, Lund University
Email: isabel [dot] schoultz [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se (isabel[dot]schoultz[at]soclaw[dot]lu[dot]se)
Mobile phone: +46 72 247 03 41
Office phone: +46 46 222 88 11

The project is conducted in cooperation with

Fanny Holm, Department of Law, Umeå University
Email: fanny [dot] holm [at] umu [dot] se (fanny[dot]holm[at]umu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 90 786 77 11

Nina Törnqvist, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University
Email: nina [dot] tornqvist [at] uu [dot] se (nina[dot]tornqvist[at]uu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 18 471 50 08    

Miriam Ingeson, Department of Law, Uppsala universitet
Email: miriam [dot] ingeson [at] jur [dot] uu [dot] se (miriam[dot]ingeson[at]jur[dot]uu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 18 471 7647