Section 268.23 Criminal Code Act | Crimes Against Humanity Inhumane Act


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Section 268.23 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Crimes Against Humanity Inhumane Act and is extracted below.

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268.23  Crime against humanity—other inhumane act

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator causes great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health, by means of an inhumane act; and

(b)  the act is of a character similar to another proscribed inhumane act as defined by the Dictionary; and

(c)  the perpetrator’s conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 25 years.