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Domestic legislation for serious crimes under international law

Crimes

Crime of Aggression

The crime of aggression is provided for under Articles 796-799 (Book V "War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression and Crimes of Mercenaries", Title I "War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression", Chapter II "Crimes of Aggression") of the 2016 Criminal Code of the Republic of Guinea. See:

  • Loi No. 2016/059/AN portant Code Pénal.
    Assemblée Nationale, République de Guinée, 26 octobre 2016. [FRA]

    Crimes Against Humanity

    Crimes against humanity are defined in Articles 194 and 195 (Book II "Crimes and Offences against the People", Title I "Crimes against Groups of People and against Humankind", Chapter II "Crimes against Humanity") of the 2016 Criminal Code of the Republic of Guinea. See:

  • Loi No. 2016/059/AN portant Code Pénal.
    Assemblée Nationale, République de Guinée, 26 octobre 2016. [FRA]

    Genocide

    Genocide is defined in Articles 192 and 193 (Book II "Crimes and Offences against the People", Title I "Crimes against Groups of People and Against Humankind", Chapter I "Genocide") of the 2016 Criminal Code of the Republic of Guinea. See:

  • Loi No. 2016/059/AN portant Code Pénal.
    Assemblée Nationale, République de Guinée, 26 octobre 2016. [FRA]

    War Crimes

    War crimes are defined in Articles 787-795 (Book V "War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression and Crimes of Mercenaries", Title I "War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression", Chapter I "War Crimes") of the 2016 Criminal Code of the Republic of Guinea. Additionally, Article 681 of the Criminal Code punishes, inter alia, the misuse of the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions. See:

  • Loi No. 2016/059/AN portant Code Pénal.
    Assemblée Nationale, République de Guinée, 26 octobre 2016. [FRA]

    Additional documents regarding war crimes:

  • Loi L/95/010/CTRN portant usage et protection de l'emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge guinéenne.
    Secrétariat général du Gouvernement, Présidence de la République, République de Guinée, 09 mai 1995. [FRA]


    Jurisdiction

    Jurisdiction: The territorial and extraterritorial jurisdictional regime of the Criminal Code of Guinea is described in Articles 9-13 thereof.

    Common provisions:

  • Non-applicability of statutory limitations for all crimes under Title I: Article 800 of the Criminal Code.
  • Due obedience to manifestly illegal orders does not exempt subordinates from criminal repsonsibility: Article 801 of the Criminal Code.
  • Command responsibility: Article 197 of the Criminal Code.
  • Responsibility of officials: Article 199 of the Criminal Code.
  • Responsibility of legal persons: Articles 200-201 of the Criminal Code.

    See:

  • Loi No. 2016/059/AN portant Code Pénal.
    Assemblée Nationale, République de Guinée, 26 octobre 2016. [FRA]


    International Criminal Court

    Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: The Republic of Guinea signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 07 September 2000 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 14 July 2003.

  • Resources and Links

  • Constitution of Guinea. (2010).
    Comparative Constitutions Project, University of Texas at Austin. [ENG]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • La Constitution Guinéenne. (2010).
    Gouvernement de la République de Guinée. [FRA]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Loi No 2016-060/AN portant Code de procédure pénale, 26 octobre 2016. (Criminal Procedure Code, 2016)
    International Committee of the Red Cross. [FRA]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Nouveau Code de procédure pénale. (Février 2016)
    Ministére de la Justice, Gouvernement de la République de Guinée. [FRA]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Loi N002/CNT/2011 portant code de justice militaire, 17 janvier 2012. (Law No. 002/CNT/2011 establishing Code of Military Justice, 2012).
    International Committee of the Red Cross. [FRA]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which Guinea is a State party. [ENG]
    International Committee of the Red Cross. [ENG]. [Last accessed 30Oct17]. [External Link]