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International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001

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1Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

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(1)It shall be an offence for a person to commit genocide, a crime against humanity or a war crime.

(2)Subsection (1) above applies to acts committed—

(a)in Scotland; or

(b)outwith the United Kingdom by a United Kingdom national or a United Kingdom resident.

(3)The Genocide Act 1969 (c. 12) is repealed.

(4)In subsection (1) above—

  • “genocide” means an act of genocide as defined in article 6;

  • “crime against humanity” means a crime against humanity as defined in article 7; and

  • “war crime” means a war crime as defined in article 8.2.

(5)The relevant provisions of the articles mentioned in subsection (4) above are set out in schedule 1 to this Act.

(6)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, no account shall be taken of any provision of the articles omitted from the text set out in that schedule.

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