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 B - Genocide  

SECTION 268.4   Genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm  

(1)  
A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:


(a) the perpetrator causes serious bodily or mental harm to one or more persons; and


(b) the person or persons belong to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group; and


(c) the perpetrator intends to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.

Penalty: Imprisonment for life.

(2)  
In subsection (1) :

causes serious bodily or mental harm
includes, but is not restricted to, commits acts of torture, rape, sexual violence or inhuman or degrading treatment.




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