Section 268.58 Criminal Code Act | International War Crime Outrages Upon Personal Dignity


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The Legislation

Section 268.58 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is International War Crime Outrages Upon Personal Dignity and is extracted below.

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268.58  War crime—outrages upon personal dignity

(1)  A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator severely humiliates, degrades or otherwise violates the dignity of one or more persons; and

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

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 17 years.

(2)  A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator severely humiliates, degrades or otherwise violates the dignity of the body or bodies of one or more dead persons; and

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

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 17 years.