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 J - Crimes against the administration of the justice of the International Criminal Court  

SECTION 268.103   Falsifying evidence  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if the person makes false evidence with the intention of:


(a) influencing a decision on the institution of a proceeding before the International Criminal Court; or


(b) influencing the outcome of such a proceeding.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.

(2)  
A person commits an offence if the person:


(a) uses evidence that is false evidence and that the person believes is false evidence; and


(b) is reckless as to whether or not the use of the evidence could:


(i) influence a decision on the institution of a proceeding before the International Criminal Court; or

(ii) influence the outcome of such a proceeding.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.

(3)  
For the purposes of this section, making evidence includes altering evidence, but does not include perjury.




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