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 268.106   Corrupting witnesses or interpreters  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if the person provides, or offers or promises to provide, a benefit to another person with the intention that the other person or a third person will:


(a) not attend as a witness at a proceeding before the International Criminal Court; or


(b) give false evidence at such a proceeding; or


(c) withhold true evidence at such a proceeding.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(2)  
A person commits an offence if the person asks for, or receives or agrees to receive, a benefit for himself, herself or another person with the intention that he, she or another person will:


(a) not attend as a witness at a proceeding before the International Criminal Court; or


(b) give false evidence at such a proceeding; or


(c) withhold true evidence at such a proceeding.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(3)  
A person commits an offence if the person provides, or offers or promises to provide, a benefit to another person with the intention that the other person or a third person will:


(a) not attend as an interpreter at a proceeding before the International Criminal Court; or


(b) give a false or misleading interpretation as an interpreter at such a proceeding.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.




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