Practice Relating to Rule 137. Participation of Child Soldiers in Hostilities
Guinea’s Children’s Code (2008) states:
No Child under the age of 18 shall directly or indirectly participate, in hostilities …
The act of … making them participate in hostilities will be punished with 2 to 5 years’ imprisonment and with a fine of 50,000 to 500,000 Guinean francs or with one of these penalties.
Officials in the public or private sector shall incur aggravated criminal responsibility if they are found guilty of causing serious bodily or mental harm to these children.
At the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1999, Guinea pledged “to promote the adoption of national and international standards prohibiting the military … participation in armed conflicts of persons under 18 years of age”.