Section 71.2 Criminal Code Act | Murder of a UN or Associated Person


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Section 71.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Murder of a UN or associated person and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

71.2  Murder of a UN or associated person

(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person’s conduct causes the death of another person; and

(b)  that other person is a UN or associated person; and

(c)  the UN or associated person is engaged in a UN operation that is not a UN enforcement action; and

(d)  the first-mentioned person intends to cause, or is reckless as to causing, the death of the UN or associated person or any other person by the conduct.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for life.

Note:          Section 71.23 defines UN enforcement action, UN operation and UN or associated person.

(2)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(b) and (c).

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