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 C - Crimes against humanity  

SECTION 268.12   Crime against humanity - imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty  

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


(a) the perpetrator imprisons one or more persons or otherwise severely deprives one or more persons of physical liberty; and


(b) the perpetrator ' s conduct violates article 9, 14 or 15 of the Covenant; and


(c) the perpetrator ' s conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 17 years.

(2)  
Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(b) .




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