Section 268.89 Criminal Code Act | National War Crime Displacing Civilians

The Legislation

Section 268.89 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is National War Crime Displacing Civilians and is extracted below.

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268.89  War crime—displacing civilians

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator orders a displacement of a civilian population; and

(b)  the order is not justified by the security of the civilians involved or by imperative military necessity; 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 17 years.