Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 8 - OFFENCES AGAINST HUMANITY AND RELATED OFFENCES  

Division 268 - Genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes against the administration of the justice of the International Criminal Court  

Subdivision A - Introductory  

SECTION 268.1   Purpose of Division  

(1)  
The purpose of this Division is to create certain offences that are of international concern and certain related offences.

(2)  
It is the Parliament ' s intention that the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court is to be complementary to the jurisdiction of Australia with respect to offences in this Division that are also crimes within the jurisdiction of that Court.

(3)  
Accordingly, the International Criminal Court Act 2002 does not affect the primacy of Australia ' s right to exercise its jurisdiction with respect to offences created by this Division that are also crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.




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