Section 268.43 Criminal Code Act | International War Crime Improper use of UN Flag


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Section 268.43 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is International War Crime Improper use of UN Flag and is extracted below.

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268.43  War crime—improper use of a flag, insignia or uniform of the United Nations

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator uses a flag, insignia or uniform of the United Nations; and

(b)  the perpetrator uses the flag, insignia or uniform without the authority of the United Nations; and

(c)  the perpetrator knows of, or is reckless as to, the illegal nature of such use of the flag, insignia or uniform; and

(d)  the perpetrator’s conduct results in death or serious personal injury; and

(e)  the conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an international armed conflict.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.