Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


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 268.5   Genocide by deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator inflicts certain conditions of life upon 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; and

(d) the conditions of life are intended to bring about the physical destruction of that group, in whole or in part.

Penalty: Imprisonment for life.

In subsection (1):

conditions of life
includes, but is not restricted to, intentional deprivation of resources indispensable for survival, such as deprivation of food or medical services, or systematic expulsion from homes.

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