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WAR CRIMES ACT 1945


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title
           Preamble

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title [see Note 1]  
   2.      Commencement [see Note 1]  
   3.      Application  
   3A.     Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART II--INTERPRETATION

   4.      Effect of this Part  
   5.      Interpretation  
   6.      Serious crimes  
   7.      War crimes  
   8.      Effect of sections 6 and 7  

   PART III--WAR CRIMES

   9.      War crime to be indictable offence  
   10.     Punishment  
   11.     Only Australian citizens or residents to be prosecuted  
   12.     Who may prosecute  
   13.     Jurisdiction of courts and choice of law  
   14.     Objection to venue  
   15.     Effect of order for change of venue  
   16.     No defence of superior orders  
   17.     Defence based on laws, customs and usages of war  
   18.     Alternative verdicts  
   19.     Legal assistance  
   20.     Certain provisions enacted to avoid doubt  
   21.     Annual report  


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