Section 268.46 Criminal Code Act | International War Crime Attacking Protected Objects


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The Legislation

Section 268.46 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is International War Crime Attacking Protected Objects and is extracted below.

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268.46  War crime—attacking protected objects

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator directs an attack; and

(b)  the object of the attack is any one or more of the following that are not military objectives:

(i)  buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes;

(ii)  historic monuments;

(iii)  hospitals or places where the sick and wounded are collected; and

(c)  the perpetrator’s conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an international armed conflict.

Penalty:            Imprisonment for 20 years.