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International Criminal Court Act 2001

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60Trial and punishment of main offences

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(1)The following provisions apply in relation to—

(a)offences under section 58 (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes),

(b)offences under section 59 (conduct ancillary to genocide, etc. committed outside jurisdiction), and

(c)offences ancillary to an offence within paragraph (a) or (b) above.

(2)The offence is triable only on indictment.

(3)Proceedings for an offence shall not be instituted except by or with the consent of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

(4)If the offence is not committed in Northern Ireland—

(a)proceedings may be taken, and

(b)the offence may for incidental purposes be treated as having been committed,

in any place in Northern Ireland.

(5)A person convicted of—

(a)an offence involving murder, or

(b)an offence ancillary to an offence involving murder,

shall be dealt with as for an offence of murder or, as the case may be, the corresponding ancillary offence in relation to murder.

In this subsection “murder” means the killing of a person in such circumstances as would, if committed in Northern Ireland, constitute murder.

(6)In any other case a person convicted of an offence is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 years.

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