Section 268.81 Criminal Code Act | National War Crime Pillaging


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The Legislation

Section 268.81 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is National War Crime Pillaging and is extracted below.

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268.81  War crime—pillaging

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

(a)  the perpetrator appropriates certain property; and

(b)  the perpetrator intends to deprive the owner of the property and to appropriate it for private or personal use; and

(c)  the appropriation is without the consent of the owner; and

(d)  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 20 years.