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FIBGAR / Boletin de noticias  / ¿Sabes qué pasó? Weekly Newsletter September 04 to 10

¿Sabes qué pasó? Weekly Newsletter September 04 to 10

Alessia in Cambridge: Fighting SLAPPs at the 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime

Alessia Schiavon, executive director of FIBGAR, presented the PATFox (Pioneering anti-SLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression) project at the 40th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, during the conference entitled “Countering SLAPPs”. This conference focuses on mitigating abusive litigation against investigative journalists and human rights defenders.

The Cambridge International Symposium is a world-renowned event that brings together more than 600 experts from various fields and countries. During this symposium, organized by some of the world’s leading educational and research institutions in collaboration with government agencies and the business world, threats arising from criminal activities related to the economy are discussed and analyzed in depth.

FIBGAR’s presence at the International Human Rights Congress in Bilbao

This week was held the International Congress on Human Rights, organized by the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto, in collaboration with the International Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). During the event, FIBGAR played an active role in presenting and sharing our vision and commitment to the defense of human rights.

The International Congress, which took place from September 7-9, 2023 at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, was an essential space for dialogue on the critical role of human rights defenders globally.

The Congress featured intense discussions, sharing of experiences and exploration of effective practices in the protection and promotion of human rights, especially in challenging contexts. The event took on special significance as it commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders by the United Nations General Assembly.

Lundin trial begins in Sweden over oil and war crimes connection in Sudan

The trial of former Swedish Lundin executives Alex Schneiter and Ian Lundin has begun in Stockholm. They are accused of complicity in war crimes that occurred between 1999 and 2003 in Sudan, related to oil extraction by the company. This landmark court case is the longest and most complex in Swedish legal history and raises fundamental questions about corporate responsibility in conflict situations.

Lundin Petroleum signed an oil exploration and production agreement in Sudan in the 1990s, during a civil war. The executives are alleged to have supported the Sudanese government in actions that included attacks on civilians in violation of international humanitarian law. The trial, which will last several years, could have important implications for war crimes jurisprudence and business conduct worldwide. Its development will be closely monitored to understand its impact.