Criminal Code Act 1995
Section 3CHAPTER 4 - THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS Division 71 - Offences against United Nations and associated personnel SECTION 71.9 Kidnapping a UN or associated person (1)
A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person takes or detains another person without his or her consent; and
(b) that other person is a UN or associated person; and
(c) the UN or associated person is engaged in a UN operation that is not a UN enforcement action; and
(d) the first-mentioned person takes or detains the UN or associated person with the intention of:
(i) holding him or her to ransom or as a hostage; or
(ii) taking or sending him or her out of the country; or
(iii) committing a serious offence against him or her or another person.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.
Penalty (aggravated offence): Imprisonment for 19 years.
Section 71.23 defines UN enforcement action , UN operation and UN or associated person .
Section 71.13 defines aggravated offence .
Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1) (b) and (c). (3)
In this section, serious offence means an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory or a foreign law the maximum penalty for which is death, or imprisonment for not less than 12 months.