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 C - Crimes against humanity  

SECTION 268.17   Crime against humanity - forced pregnancy  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator unlawfully confines one or more women forcibly made pregnant; and

(b) the perpetrator intends to affect the ethnic composition of any population or to destroy, wholly or partly, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such; 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 25 years.

In subsection (1) :

forcibly made pregnant
includes made pregnant by a consent that was affected by deception or by natural, induced or age-related incapacity.

To avoid doubt, this section does not affect any other law of the Commonwealth or any law of a State or Territory.

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