Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

Report alleging corporate complicity in Sudan oil abuses hits home in Sweden

by Rhodri C. Williams

A recent report by the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) has generated considerable debate in Europe, including Sweden, where reports on a local oil company’s possible complicity in atrocities has become an issue in upcoming elections and provided a slightly grim counterpoint to the glitz of the recent royal wedding.  The report is entitled “Unpaid Debt: The Legacy of Lundin, Petronas and OMV in Sudan, 1997-2003” and can be accessed here.

As I’ve been meaning to bring in some local stories and have established contact with a number of interesting humanitarian and human rights actors in my adopted home, I thought I would let one of the involved parties – Åsa Henriksson of the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation – tell the story:

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