Section 268.8 Criminal Code Act | Crimes Against Humanity Murder


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Section 268.8 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Crimes Against Humanity Murder and is extracted below.

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268.8  Crime against humanity—murder

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator causes the death of one or more persons; and

(b)  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 life.