International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000

10 Crimes against humanity


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the penalty specified in subsection (3) who, in New Zealand or elsewhere, commits a crime against humanity.


For the purposes of this section, a crime against humanity is an act specified in Article 7 of the Statute.


The penalty for a crime against humanity is,—


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


in any other case, imprisonment for life or a lesser term.

Compare: Statute art 7

Section 10(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).