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South Sudan became independent of Sudan on 9 July 2011.  For all materials about this territory before its independence, please see our section on Sudan.

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15 November 2018

Lundin Petroleum’s executives could be held individually accountable in Sweden for corporate atrocity crimes in So. Sudan, say experts

Author: Miriam Ingeson, Uppsala University & Alexandra Lily Kather, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, on EJIL: Talk!

"The Road Less Traveled: How Corporate Directors Could be Held Individually Liable in Sweden for Corporate Atrocity Crimes Abroad", 13 Nov 2018...

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18 October 2018

Sweden authorises indictment of Lundin Oil executives over alleged complicity in war crimes in So. Sudan; co. denies allegations

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10 September 2018

So. Sudan: Local leader urges govt. & oil companies to consider precautionary measures to minimise health & environmental effects of possible oil spillage

Author: Radio Tamazuj (So. Sudan)

"Ruweng authorities concerned about oil pollution, as oil production resumes"...

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28 August 2018
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Author: Walid Kéfi, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Changements climatiques : l’Afrique paiera au prix fort la dette des pays industrialisés", 24août 2018...

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17 July 2018

So. Sudan: Parliament probes oil pollution that has allegedly displaced 500,000 people

Author: Joseph Oduha, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"South Sudan minister summoned over oil pollution"...

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4 July 2018

So. Sudan: Locals express concern over health risks from oil-related pollution; urge govt. to intervene

Author: Joseph Oduha, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Concern over oil pollution in South Sudan"...

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22 March 2018

US imposes sanctions on 15 oil firms allegedly complicit in South Sudan conflict

Author: Lesley Wroughton & Timothy Gardner, Reuters

"U.S. targets South Sudan oil firms with sanctions to choke off war funds"...

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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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2 January 2018

Construction and mining magnates among 52 individuals and entities sanctioned by US Govt. over corruption and human rights abuses

Sanctions are part of the implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed in 2016.

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2 January 2018

US imposes sanctions against Dan Gertle & 18 other businessmen under First Global Magnitsky Act for complicity in human rights violations

The US  has announced sanctions against 52 people and entities from around the world over alleged human rights abuses and corruption. This includes Israeli billionaire Gertler over Congo deals and Benjamin Bol Mel of South Sudan. Announcing the...

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