Focus: Alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of the 28 September 2009 events in Conakry, Guinea
Phase 3: Admissibility
Jurisdiction – General status
Guinea deposited its instrument of ratification to the Rome Statute on 14 July 2003. The ICC may therefore exercise its jurisdiction over Rome Statute crimes committed on the territory of Guinea or by its nationals from 1 October 2003 onwards.
Procedural history and focus of the preliminary examination
The preliminary examination of the situation in Guinea was announced on 14 October 2009. It focuses on alleged Rome Statute crimes committed in the context of the 28 September 2009 events at the Conakry stadium, including the crimes against humanity of murder; imprisonment or other severe deprivation of liberty; torture; rape and other forms of sexual violence; persecution; and enforced disappearances. The preliminary examination also focusses on the existence and genuineness of national proceedings in relation to these crimes.