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 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 268.80   War crime - attacking protected objects  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator directs an attack; and

(b) the object of the attack is any one or more of the following that are not military objectives:

(i) buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes;

(ii) historic monuments;

(iii) hospitals or places where the sick and wounded are collected; 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 20 years.

The definitions of charitable purpose in subsection 12(1) of the Charities Act 2013 and section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 do not apply to this section.

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