Section 268.103 Criminal Code Act | Falsifying Evidence in International Criminal Court


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Section 268.103 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Falsifying Evidence in International Criminal Court and is extracted below.

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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.