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 E - Other serious war crimes that are committed in the course of an international armed conflict  

SECTION 268.67   War crime - starvation as a method of warfare  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator uses as a method of warfare:

(i) any intentional deprivation of civilians of objects indispensable to their survival; or

(ii) without limiting subparagraph (i) - the wilful impeding of relief supplies for civilians; and

(b) if subparagraph (a)(ii) applies - the relief supplies are provided for under the Geneva Conventions; and

(c) the perpetrator ' s conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an international armed conflict.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years.

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

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