International Criminal Court (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002


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Bills Digest No. 83  2002-03

International Criminal Court (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002

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CONTENTS

Passage History
Purpose
Contact Officer & Copyright Details


Passage History

International Criminal Court (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002

Date Introduced: 25 June 2002

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Attorney-General

Commencement: Royal Assent

Note: The Act received Royal Assent on the 27 June 2002, (ie two days after its introduction into the Parliament) and became Act No. 42, 2002.

Purpose

Introduced with the International Criminal Court Bill 2002, the Bill amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to enact the crimes punishable by the International Criminal Court as crimes in Australian law (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes). Also makes consequential amendments to 6 other Acts.(1)

 

 

 

 

1. Bills List, Senate Table Office, as at 24 December 2002.

 

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Jennifer Norberry
15 January 2003
Bills Digest Service
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