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 G - War crimes that are other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in an armed conflict that is not an international armed conflict  

SECTION 268.77   268.77   War crime - attacking civilians  
A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:


(a) the perpetrator directs an attack; and


(b) the object of the attack is a civilian population as such or individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; and


(c) the perpetrator ' s conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an armed conflict that is not an international armed conflict.

Penalty: Imprisonment for life.


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