Section 268.12 Criminal Code Act | Crimes Against Humanity Imprisonment


Section 268.12 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Crimes Against Humanity Imprisonment and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

268.12  Crime against humanity—imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty

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

(a)  the perpetrator imprisons one or more persons or otherwise severely deprives one or more persons of physical liberty; and

(b)  the perpetrator’s conduct violates article 9, 14 or 15 of the Covenant; and

(c)  the perpetrator’s conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 17 years.

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