Section 268.77 Criminal Code Act | National War Crime Attacking Civilians


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The Legislation

Section 268.77 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is National War Crime Attacking Civilians and is extracted below.

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268.77  War crime—attacking civilians

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator directs an attack; and

(b)  the object of the attack is a civilian population as such or individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; and

(c)  the perpetrator’s conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an armed conflict that is not an international armed conflict.

Penalty:            Imprisonment for life.