Preliminary examination - ongoing

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Afghanistan

In 2017, the ICC prosecutor requested to open an investigation into alleged crimes by Afghan and foreign government forces and anti-government forces, after 1 May 2003. A decision is pending. Afghanistan is an ICC member state.
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Gabon

Gabon ratified the Rome Statute in 2000. On 29 September 2016, following a referral by the government of Gabon, the ICC announced a preliminary examination into alleged crimes after May 2016, related to the contested 2016 presidential elections
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Nigeria

In November 2010, the ICC prosecutor announced the opening of a preliminary examination into a situation of armed conflict, largely between Nigerian security forces and the terrorist group Boko Haram.
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Colombia

The ICC prosecutor opened a preliminary examination in 2004 to assess whether to formally investigate alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes by government, rebel, and paramilitary forces, taking into account the progress of peace talks in Colombia
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Iraq

Iraq is not an ICC state member, bus is currently subject to a preliminary examinations to allegations of detainee abuse by U.K. troops. Since Iraq’s independence in 1932, the country has experienced numerous conflicts and periods of civil war.
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Guinea

Guinea is a signatory to the Rome Statute and deposited its instruments of ratification on 14 July 2003. In 2009, the ICC prosecutor opened a preliminary examination into political violence that occurred in Guinea in 2009.
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Palestine

In January 2015, Palestine acceded to the Rome Statute and gave the ICC prosecutor jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict, in Gaza and East Jerusalem
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Ukraine

With Ukraine’s declarations in 2014 and 2015, the ICC prosecutor gained limited jurisdiction to open a preliminary examination into alleged RS crimes in the context of civilian demonstrations from Nov 2013 to Feb 2014 and other events from Feb 2014 onward
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