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 268.9   Crime against humanity - extermination  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator causes the death of one or more persons; and

(b) the perpetrator ' s conduct constitutes, or takes place as part of, a mass killing of members of a civilian population; 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 life.

In subsection (1) :

causes the death of
includes causes death by intentionally inflicting conditions of life (such as the deprivation of access to food or medicine) intended to bring about the destruction of part of a population.

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