Section 268.98 Criminal Code Act | International War Crime Attacking Undefended Places


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Section 268.98 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is International War Crime Attacking Undefended Places and is extracted below.

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268.98 War crime—attacking undefended places or demilitarized zones

A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:
(a) the perpetrator attacks one or more towns, villages, dwellings, buildings or demilitarized zones; and
(b) the towns, villages, dwellings or buildings are open for unresisted occupation; and
(c) the attack results in death or serious injury to body or health; and
(d) the perpetrator’s conduct takes place in the context of, and is associated with, an international armed conflict.
Penalty: Imprisonment for life.