Past eventResearch Event

Unpaid Debt: The Legacy of Lundin, OMV and Petronas in Sudan

10 June 2010 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Chatham House, London


Egbert G.Ch. Wesselink, Coordinator, European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS)
Respondent: Charles Gurdon, MENAS Associates
Chair: Alex Vines, Director of Regional and Security Studies, Chatham House



This event will launch the report, Unpaid Debt, by the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS), which focuses on injustices perpetrated and the role of oil companies, Lundin, Petronas and OMV, and their home governments during the oil wars in Sudan.

The report calls into question the role played by the oil industry in crimes perpetrated by the armed forces of the Government of Sudan and a variety of local armed groups that were either allied to the Government or its main opponent, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). It argues that that Sweden, Austria and Malaysia have failed in their international obligations to prevent human rights violations and international crimes.

Read the report on the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan website