The Prosecutor has stated that there will be no impunity for crimes committed in Georgia, but has also urged that the principle of complementarity be upheld, meaning that the investigations or prosecutions must be carried out by domestic authorities if at all possible.
The outcome of the preliminary investigation will determine whether to open an ICC investigation into the situation in Georgia. In order for this to happen the preliminary investigation must conclude that the crimes fall within the ICC's jurisdiction, that genuine and competent investigations are not being carried out domestically, and that opening an investigation would be in the interest of justice. Whether any or all of these criteria would be fulfilled remains to be seen. Photo credit: Nations Online