International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000

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International crimes

9 Genocide
  • (1) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the penalty specified in subsection (3) who, in New Zealand or elsewhere,—

    • (a) commits genocide; or

    • (b) conspires or agrees with any person to commit genocide, whether that genocide is to take place in New Zealand or elsewhere.

    (2) For the purposes of this section, genocide is an act referred to in Article 6 of the Statute.

    (3) The penalty for genocide, or conspiring with, or agreeing with any person to commit genocide is,—

    • (a) if the offence involves the wilful killing of a person, the same as the penalty for murder:

    • (b) in any other case, imprisonment for life or a lesser term.

    Compare: Statute art 6

    Section 9(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).