4 December 1998
[Unofficial translation from the French by the Registry]
I have the honour, in the name of the Government of the Republic of Guinea, to declare that, in conformity with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the said Government accepts as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any other States accepting the same obligation, the jurisdiction of the Court in all legal disputes arising since 12 December 1958 and subsequent to this declaration concerning:
(a) the interpretation of a treaty;
(b) any question of international law;
(c) the existence of any fact which, if established, would constitute a breach of an international obligation;
(d) the nature or extent of the reparation to be made for the breach of an international obligation;
The Republic of Guinea makes this declaration on condition of reciprocity on the part of all States. However, it may refuse to accept the jurisdiction of the Court in the case of:
(a) disputes in respect of which the parties have agreed to have recourse to some other mode of settlement;
(b) disputes concerning questions which, under international law, fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Guinea.
Finally, the Government of the Republic of Guinea reserves the right at any time, by means of a notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to amend or withdraw this declaration.
Conakry, 11 November 1998.
(Signed) Lamine KAMARA
Minister for Foreign Affairs.