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 268.83   War crime - sexual slavery  

A person (the perpetrator ) commits an offence if:

(a) the perpetrator causes another person to enter into or remain in sexual slavery; and

(b) the perpetrator intends to cause, or is reckless as to causing, that sexual slavery; 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 25 years.

For the purposes of this section, sexual slavery is the condition of a person who provides sexual services and who, because of the use of force or threats:

(a) is not free to cease providing sexual services; or

(b) is not free to leave the place or area where the person provides sexual services.

In this section:

sexual service
(Repealed by No 6 of 2013)


(a) a threat of force; or

(b) a threat to cause a person ' s deportation; or

(c) a threat of any other detrimental action unless there are reasonable grounds for the threat of that action in connection with the provision of sexual services by a person.

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