Section 268.6 Criminal Code Act | Genocide by Preventing Births


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Section 268.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Genocide by Preventing Births and is extracted below.

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268.6  Genocide by imposing measures intended to prevent births

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator imposes certain measures upon one or more persons; and

(b)  the person or persons belong to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group; and

(c)  the perpetrator intends to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such; and

(d)  the measures imposed are intended to prevent births within that group.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.