Section 268.24 Criminal Code Act | International War Crime Wilful Killing


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Section 268.24 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is International War Crime Wilful Killing and is extracted below.

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268.24  War crime—wilful killing

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

(a)  the perpetrator causes the death of one or more persons; and

(b)  the person or persons are protected under one or more of the Geneva Conventions or under Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions; and

(c)  the perpetrator knows of, or is reckless as to, the factual circumstances that establish that the person or persons are so protected; and

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

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.

(2)  Strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(b).