Law of international law

Original Language Title: Wet internationale misdrijven

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Law of 19 June 2003, laying down rules relating to serious violations of international humanitarian law (Law of International Crimes)

We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.

All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:

We have taken the view that it is necessary, in the light of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, to lay down rules on serious violations of international humanitarian law;

In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:


§ 1. General provisions

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Article 1

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  • 1 In this Act the following definitions shall apply:

    • a. Geneva Conventions:

      • The Treaty establishing the European Community, adopted in Geneva on 12 August 1949, for the improvement of the fate of the injured and ill, of the armed forces (Trb. 1951, 72);

      • 2 °. The Convention (II), adopted in Geneva on 12 August 1949, for the improvement of the fate of the injured, sick and shipwrecked by the armed forces at sea (Trb. 1951, 73);

      • 3 °. The Treaty (III) on the treatment of prisoners of war (Trb), adopted in Geneva on 12 August 1949. 1951, 74); and

      • 4 °. The Treaty (IV) on the protection of citizens in wartime (Trb), adopted in Geneva on 12 August 1949. 1951, 75);

    • b. Multiple:

      • 1 °. the military commander, or the person in fact acting as such, who effectively exercises the order or authority over, or actually directs, one or more subordinates;

      • 2. the person who effectively exercises authority over, or actually directs, one or more subordinates in a civil capacity.

    • c. deportation or forcibly transferring people: forcibly moving persons through expulsion or other coercive measures from the area in which they are lawfully located without the existence of grounds to international law; Entitlement to be granted;

    • d. Torture: deliberate causing serious pain or serious suffering, either physically or mentally, with a person who is in captivity or in power from the person accused, except that under torture; does not mean any pain or suffering that is merely the result of, is inherent in, or associated with, lawful sanctions;

    • e. Torture: the torture of a person for the purpose of obtaining him or a third information or a confession to penalize him for an act committed by him or a third party, or of which he or a third person is suspected, or whether or not he or she is a third party to hunt or to force a third-party fear or to tolerate, or for any reason based on discrimination from any grounds of public law;

    • f. Forced pregnancy: the unlawful imprisonment of a woman who has been forcibly impregnated, with the intent to influence the ethnic composition of a population or to commit other serious violations of international law;

    • g. apartheid: inhuman acts of a comparable nature as the in Article 4, first paragraph These acts committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic repression and domination by a group of a particular race of one or more groups of a different race and committed to the establishment of that regime. hold.

  • 2 The expression official has the same meaning in this law as in the Penal code On the understanding that, for the purposes of the Netherlands criminal law, the person who holds a public office for the service of a foreign State shall be understood to be the same.

  • 3 The expressions ' compressions and grievous bodily injury have the same meaning as in the case of the same Penal code .


Article 2

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  • 1 Without prejudice to the provisions of Penal code and the Penal Code of the European Union Certain is the Dutch criminal law applicable:

    • a. any person who, outside the Netherlands, is guilty of any of the offences described in this law, where the accused is in the Netherlands or in the public bodies of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba;

    • b. any person who, outside the Netherlands, is guilty of one of the offences defined in this law, when the fact is committed against a Dutchman;

    • c. on the Dutchman who is guilty outside the Netherlands of one of the offences described in this law.

  • 2 The prosecution under the first paragraph (c) may also take place if the accused becomes Dutchman first after the offence.


§ 2 Criminal provisions

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Article 3

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  • 1 He who, for the purpose of having a national, ethnic or religious group, or a group of a particular variety, whole or in part, as such, shall be destroyed as such:

    • (a) kill members of the group;

    • b. members of the group inflict severe physical or mental harm;

    • c. intentionally imposes on the group of living conditions which are directed at all or part of their physical destruction;

    • (d) take measures designed to prevent births within the group; or

    • e. transferring children from the group under duress to another group,

    shall be punished as guilty of genocide with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or fine of the sixth category.

  • 2 The collusion and sedition to genocide that occurs in public, verbally, or through scripture or image, are punished equally as the attempt.


Article 4

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  • 1 If guilty of a crime against humanity is punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to thirty years or a fine of the sixth category, he who is committing one of the following acts, if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

    • a. Intentionally killing;

    • b. Eradication;

    • c. Slavery;

    • d. Deportation or forcibly transfer population;

    • e. imprisonment or other serious disturbance of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;

    • f. Torture;

    • g. rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of similar seriousness;

    • h. Persecution of an identifiable group or collectivity on political grounds, because it belongs to a particular race or nationality, on ethnic, cultural or religious grounds, on grounds of sex or on other grounds which are Universally recognised as inadmissible under international law, in relation to any act referred to in this paragraph or any other offence defined by this Law;

    • (i) forced disappearance of a person;

    • j. apartheid;

    • k. other inhuman acts of a similar nature causing intentionally serious suffering or serious bodily injury or damage to mental or physical health.

  • In this Article, the following definitions shall apply:

    • a. Aggression against a civilian population: a mode of action involving the multiple acts of acts referred to in paragraph 1 against a civilian population in order to implement or pursue the policies of a State or organisation; that the purpose of the conduct of such an attack is to be intended;

    • (b) slavery: the exercise of a person of one or all of the powers associated with the right of property, including the exercise of such competence in human trafficking, in particular trade in women and children;

    • c. Persecution: the deliberate and serious deprive of fundamental rights in violation of international law on the basis of the identity of the group or collectivity;

    • d. enforced disappearance of a person: arrest, arrest, capture, or any other form of freedom of movement of a person by or with the permission, support or grant of a state or political organization, followed by a refusal to recognise such deprivation of liberty or to provide information on the fate or whereabouts of that person or by the dehulling of such fate or place of residence, thereby placing it outside the protection of the law.

  • 3 Under the term 'extermination', this Article shall mean the deliberate imposition of living conditions, including the abstention of access to food and medicinal products, aimed at the destruction of a part of a population.


Article 5

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  • 1 He, in the event of an international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the serious infringements of the Geneva Conventions, namely the following facts, if committed against persons protected by the said Treaties:

    • a. Intentionally killing;

    • b. torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments;

    • (c) deliberate cause of serious suffering, serious bodily injury or serious damage to health;

    • d. large-scale intentional and unlawful destruction and appropriation of goods without military necessity;

    • e. to force a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the armed forces of a hostile power;

    • f. a prisoner of war or other protected person deliberately memorizing the right to a fair and lawful judgment;

    • (g) unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful imprisonment; or

    • h. the taking of hostages,

    shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 2 He, in the event of an international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the serious infringements of the Additional Protocol (I) to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, which was established in Berne on 12 December 1977, concerning the protection of victims of international armed conflicts, (Trb. 1980, 87), namely:

    • a. The facts referred to in paragraph 1, if committed against a person protected by the Additional Protocol (I);

    • b. any deliberate act or omission which endangering health of any person who is in the power of any party other than the party to which it belongs, and that:

      • 1 °. means medical treatment which is not necessary as a result of the state of health of the person concerned and is not in accordance with generally accepted medical standards, which would be treated under the same medical conditions; be applied in respect of persons who are nationals of the Party responsible for the acts and who have not been deprived of their freedom;

      • 2 °. the execution of physical mutilation by the person concerned, even with the consent of the person concerned;

      • 3 °. performing the conduct on the person concerned, even with his consent, of medical or scientific experiments; or

      • 4. to carry out the removal of tissue or organs for transplantation, even with the consent of the person concerned;

    • c. the following facts, when they are committed intentionally and contrary to the relevant provisions of the Additional Protocol (I), and cause death or serious bodily injury, or to a serious degree of health:

      • 1 °. the conduct of attacks on the civilian population or individual citizens;

      • 2 °. carrying out a non-discriminatory assault affecting the civilian population or civilian objects, knowing that such an attack will cause excessive loss of life, injuries of civilians or damage to civilian objects causing;

      • 3 °. carrying out an attack against works or installations containing dangerous forces, in the knowledge that such an attack will cause excessive loss of life, damage of civilians or damage to civilian objects;

      • 4 °. doing attacks on undefended places or demilitarized zones;

      • 5 °. doing attacks on a person in the knowledge that he is out of combat; or

      • 6 °. the perfidious use, contrary to Article 37 of the Additional Protocol (I), of the emblem of the red cross, the red half-moon or any other protective character recognised by the Geneva Conventions or the Additional Protocol (I); or

    • d. the following facts, when they are committed intentionally and contrary to the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocol (I):

      • 1. transfer by the occupying power of parts of its own civilian population to the territory occupied by it or the transfer of the entire population of the occupied territory, or part thereof, inside or outside the territory of that territory, conflict with Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention;

      • 2 °. undue delay in the repatriation of prisoners of war or civilians;

      • 3 °. practices of apartheid or other inhuman and degrading practices which constitute an attack on human dignity and are based on racial discrimination;

      • 4 °. to attack clearly as such recognisable historical monuments, works of art or religious worship which constitute the cultural or spiritual heritage of the peoples and which have been granted special protection by a special arrangement such as, for example, in the context of a competent international organisation, where the effect of such destruction is widespread, there is no evidence of a breach by the counterparty of Article 53 (b) of the Additional Regulation (b) of the Additional Regulation on the Protocol (I) and when such historical monuments, works of art or places where Religious exercises shall not be held in the immediate vicinity of military targets; or

      • 5 °. deprive the right of a person protected by the Geneva Conventions or Article 85, second paragraph, of the Additional Protocol (I) to be judged fairly and under the applicable rules;

    shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 3 He, in the event of an international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the following facts:

    • a. Rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, coerced sterilization or any other form of sexual assault which can be considered as serious as a serious infringement of the Geneva Conventions;

    • b. forced pregnancy;

    • c. persons who are in the power of a counterparty subject to physical mutilation or medical or scientific experiments, of any kind, which are not justified by the medical or dental treatment be carried out by the person concerned, or by his treatment at the hospital, or in his interest, as a result of the death or of serious danger to the health of that person or persons;

    • d. In an insidious manner, kill or injure persons belonging to the hostile nation or army;

    • e. any person killed or injured who is in the power of the counterparty clearly indicates to surrender, whether it is unconscious or otherwise disabled by injury or disease and is therefore unable to defend itself, provided that he remembers, in all the said cases, of every enemy act and does not attempt to flee; or

    • f. In such an inappropriate way, use a white flag, the flag or military distinguishing signs and uniform of the enemy or the United Nations, or emblems of the Geneva Conventions, that this is causing the death or serious bodily injury. as a result,

    shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 4 With a maximum of 15 years ' imprisonment or a fine of the fifth category, he shall be penalised, intentionally and unlawfully, in the event of an international armed conflict, by one of the following offences:

    • a. A cultural well under reinforced protection referred to in Articles 10 and 11 of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 on the Protection of Cultural Goods in the Case of The Hague Convention of 26 March 1999; an armed conflict (Trb. 1999, 107) making the subject of an attack;

    • b. Use a cultural well under reinforced protection as specified in (a) or its immediate environment to support military action;

    • (c) cultural goods under the protection of the Convention on the protection of cultural goods reached in The Hague on 14 May 1954 in the case of armed conflict (Trb. 1955, 47) or the large scale of the Second Protocol which is part of that Convention, or to be self-contained;

    • d. Make a cultural asset under protection as referred to in subparagraph C; or

    • e. theft, looting, or exalting of, or acts of vandalism directed against cultural property under the protection of the convention mentioned in section c.

  • 5 He, in the event of an international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the following facts:

    • a. deliberately targeting attacks on civilian objects, that is, objects that are not a military target;

    • b. intentionally engage in an attack in the knowledge that such an attack will cause incidental loss to lives or injury to civilians or harm civilian objects or major, long-term and severe environmental damage. to focus, which would clearly be excessive in relation to the expected concrete and direct overall military advantage;

    • c. Attack or bomb, with whatever means, from cities, villages, homes or buildings that are not defended and are not a military target;

    • d. Moves directly or indirectly by the occupying power of parts of its own civilian population to the occupied territory or the deportation or movement of all or part of the population of the occupied territory; within that territory or outside;

    • e. declare that the rights and acts of nationals of the enemy party are cancelled, suspended or are legally inadmissible;

    • f. Force nationals of the hostile party to take part in acts of war directed against their own country, even if they were in the service of the belligerent party before the start of the war;

    • g. use of poison or toxic weapons;

    • h. Use of suffocating, toxic or other gases and other similar liquids, materials or devices;

    • (i) use of bullets that are easily increased in size or flatter and wider in the human body, such as bullets with a hard sheath that partially leaves or is fitted with indentations;

    • j. wrongdoing against the personal dignity, in particular degrading and degrading treatment;

    • k. make use of the presence of a citizen or other protected person in order to safeguard certain points, territories or forces from military operations;

    • (l) deliberate use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by deprival of their objects of their survival, including the deliberate impediation of the supply of ancillary goods, as provided for in the Geneva Conventions;

    • m. deliberate attacks on the civilian population as such or on individual citizens who do not directly participate in hostilities;

    • n. deliberate attacks on buildings, equipment, medical units and transport, as well as personnel using the emblems of the Geneva Conventions in accordance with international law;

    • o. deliberate attacks on personnel, installations, equipment, units or vehicles, engaged in humanitarian aid or peacekeeping missions in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, as long as they have the right to the protection citizens or civilian objects are granted under international law on armed conflict;

    • p. deliberate attacks on buildings, intended for religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historical monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and injured are brought together, provided they do not have a military target are;

    • (q) looting a city or city, including when it is taken in the event of an attack;

    • r. children below the age of 15 with the national forces or groups of armed forces or are taking military service or use them for active participation in hostilities;

    • s. declare that no quarter of an hour will be granted; or

    • t. annihilation or seizure of assets of the counterparty unless such destruction or seizure is urgently required as a result of compelling circumstances of the conflict,

    shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than 15 years or a fine of the fifth category.

  • 6 If a fact referred to in the fourth or fifth paragraph:

    • a. The death or heavy bodily injury of another person has as a result or involves rape;

    • b. Involving violence in association against one or more persons or violence against a dead, sick or injured person;

    • (c) to destroy, damage, render or discontinue the association of any good that involves entirely or in part another;

    • d. In association, force another to do something, not to do or tolerate it;

    • e. The association involves the plundering of a city or locality, including when it is taken in the event of an attack;

    • f. involves a breach of a given promise, or breach of a contract concluded with the counterparty as such; or

    • g. the abuse of a flag or sign protected by the laws and practices or of the military character or the uniform of the opposite party;

    the guilty shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of a maximum of thirty years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 7 The second paragraph, part b, below 4 °, shall not apply if the act described therein:

    • a. is in accordance with generally accepted medical standards which would be applied in equal medical conditions to persons who are nationals of the Party responsible for the acts and in no way have been deprived of their freedom; or

    • b. is the case that blood is disposed of for transfusion or skin for transplantation, provided that this is done on a voluntary basis and without any coercion or incurges, and only for therapeutic purposes only, under conditions which satisfy the requirements of the generally accepted medical standards and surveillance measures, which are designed both to serve the interests of the donor and to the recipient.


Article 6

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  • 1 He who, in the event of a non-international armed conflict, is guilty of breach of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, to know it committed against persons not directly affected by the hostilities participate, including personnel of armed forces that have lodged the weapons, or those who have been put out of combat by disease, injury, imprisonment or any other cause, of any of the following facts:

    • a. attacks on life or physical assault, in particular the killing in any way, mutilation, cruel treatment or torture;

    • b. the taking of hostages;

    • c. Sexual assault of personal dignity, in particular degrading and degrading treatment; or

    • (d) the judgment or enforcement of judgments without prior judgment by a court composed in a regular manner, which provides all legal guarantees, recognized as indispensable to generally accepted standards;

    shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 2 He, in the event of a non-international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the following facts:

    • a. Rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, coerced sterilization or any other form of sexual assault which can be considered as serious as a serious infringement of the Geneva Conventions;

    • b. forced pregnancy;

    • c. persons who are in the power of a counterparty subject to physical mutilation or medical or scientific experiments, of any kind, which are not justified by the medical or dental treatment be carried out by the person concerned, or by his treatment at the hospital, or in his interest, as a result of the death or serious danger of the health of that person or persons; or

    • d. in a treacherous way kill or injure persons belonging to the hostile nation or the enemy army,

    shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of up to 30 years or a fine of the sixth category.

  • 3 He, in the event of a non-international armed conflict, is guilty of one of the following facts:

    • a. deliberate attacks on the civilian population as such or on individual citizens who do not directly participate in hostilities;

    • (b) deliberate attacks on buildings, equipment, medical units and transport, as well as personnel using the emblems of the Geneva Conventions in accordance with international law;

    • c. deliberate attacks on personnel, installations, equipment, units or vehicles, engaged in humanitarian aid or peacekeeping missions in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, as long as they have the right to the protection citizens or civilian objects are granted under international law on armed conflict;

    • d. deliberate attacks on buildings, intended for religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historical monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and injured are brought together, provided that they do not have a military target are;

    • (e) looting a city or city, including when it is taken in the event of an attack;

    • f. Children below the age of 15 years of the national armed forces or groups of armed forces or are taking military service or use them for active participation in hostilities;

    • g. declare that no quarter of an hour will be given;

    • h. Destruction or seizure of the assets of the counterparty unless such destruction or seizure is required as a matter of urgency as a result of the overriding circumstances of the conflict; or

    • i. order the movement of the civilian population for reasons related to the conflict, other than with regard to the security of civilians or if urgent need to be provided for reasons of overriding circumstances of the conflict,

    shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than 15 years or a fine of the fifth category.


Article 7

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  • 1 He who in the case of an international or non-international armed conflict is guilty of a violation of the laws and practices of war other than intended in the Articles 5 or 6 shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than ten years or a fine of the fifth category.

  • 2 Imprisonment of up to 15 years or a fine of the fifth category:

    • a. If a fact of the kind referred to in the first paragraph is to cause death or serious bodily injury of another;

    • b. if a fact referred to in the first paragraph involves one or more misdeeds against the personal dignity, in particular degrading and degrading treatment;

    • c. if a fact referred to in the first paragraph implies forcing another to do something, not to do or to tolerate; or

    • d. If a fact referred to in paragraph 1 involves plundering a city or place, including when it is taken in the event of an attack.


Article 8

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  • 1 Torture by an official or otherwise at the service of the government in the exercise of his duties shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary of not more than 20 years or a fine of the fifth category.

  • 2 With equal penalties, it shall be punished:


Article 8a

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  • 1 He who is guilty of forced disappearance of a person, intended in Article 4, second paragraph, part d , shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding 15 years or a fine of the fifth category.

  • 2 If a fact referred to in the first paragraph:

    • a. The death or heavy bodily injury of the person as a result of or involves rape;

    • b. Involving violence in association against a person or assault against a sick or injured person;

    • c. refers to a pregnant woman, a minor, a person with a disability or any other particularly vulnerable person;

    • d. A group of persons shall be punished with life imprisonment or temporary imprisonment of up to thirty years or a fine of the sixth category.


§ 3. Extension of criminality

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Article 9

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  • 1 With equal penalty as put on the in § 2 and in Article 1 (4) The facts referred to shall be punished by the number of:

    • (a) intentionally permits a subordinate to be subordinate to such a fact;

    • (b) to take action intentionally, to the extent necessary and to be required of him, if a subordinate has committed, or intends to commit, a matter in such a way as to be appropriate.

  • 2 With a penalty of up to two thirds of the maximum of the main penalties, set at the § 2 and in Article 1 (4) The facts referred to, shall be punished by failing to take action, if necessary and required of him, if a subordinate, he has reasonable grounds to suspect, has such a fact. committed or intending to commit.

  • 3 Where in the case referred to in paragraph 2 the sentence of life imprisonment is imposed, imprisonment shall not exceed 15 years.


§ 4. General provisions of criminal law and criminal procedural law

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Article 10

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The offences committed in this law are criminal offences.


Article 11

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  • 1 That a crime defined by this law is committed in the execution of a provision given by the legislature of a State, or for the execution of an order of a superior, does not eliminate the criminality of the fact in question.

  • 2 The subordinate who is committed to an offence defined by this law for the execution of an order of a superior shall not be punishable if the order was considered by the subordinate in good faith as the competent authority and the fulfilment thereof within the competent authority of the His subordination of his subordination was situated.

  • 3 For the purposes of applying the second paragraph, an order to commit genocide, a crime against the humanity or enforced disappearance of a person is deemed to have been clearly disempowered.


Article 12

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The crimes, as defined in this law, are used for the purposes of the Extradition Act or the Surrender of war crimes law not considered to be criminal offences of a political nature.


Article 13

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For the offences described in this Act, except for the facts, as referred to in Article 4 (1) (b) of the Article 7, first paragraph , and, in so far as is related to those facts, the facts referred to in the Article 9 -Don't put the right to criminal proceedings. The Articles 76 and 77d, third member, of the Penal Code do not apply to these crimes.


Article 14

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In the event of a sentence of at least one year in prison for one of the offences defined in this law, it shall be possible to Article 28, first paragraph, below 3 °, of the Penal Code are declared straight.


Article 15

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Of the crimes described in this law, the court of the Hague shall take note, subject to the jurisdiction of the court, appointed by the court of justice. Law on military criminal justice .


Article 16

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Criminal proceedings for any of the offences defined in this Act shall be excluded in respect of:

  • a. Foreign Heads of State, Heads of State or Government and foreign ministers, as long as they are in office as such, and other persons, to the extent that their immunity is recognized by international law;

  • (b) persons having immunity by virtue of any convention applicable within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


§ 4a. Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

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Article 16a

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Without prejudice to the other articles of this paragraph, this law shall also apply in the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.


Article 16b

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By way of derogation from Article 1, second paragraph , the expression official in this law has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code of BES, except that for the purposes of the Criminal Code BES, under official, is understood to be the person serving a foreign is holding a public office.


Article 16c

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By way of derogation from Article 1, third paragraph , the expressions collusion and grievous bodily injury in this law have the same meaning as in the Penal Code of BES.


Article 16d

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For the application of Article 8 the means referred to in point (a) and (b) of paragraph 2 shall mean the means referred to in Article 49 (2) of the Penal Code of the Criminal Code (BES).


Article 16th

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In Article 13 is replaced by the second sentence: Article 78 of the Criminal Code of Criminal Code BES does not apply to those offences.


Article 16f

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For the application of Article 14 instead of " it in Article 28, first paragraph, point 3 °, of the Code of Criminal Law ' read: the law referred to in Article 32 of the Penal Code of the Criminal Code BES.


Article 16g

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By way of derogation from Article 15 the Court of First Instance, at the first instance of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, takes note of the offences set out in this Law, in so far as the fact is concerned within the jurisdiction of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, and subject to the jurisdiction of the court, designated by the Law on military criminal justice . The treatment shall be carried out by a multiple Chamber, consisting of a member of the Common Court and two judges in the Court of The Hague.


§ 5. Amendment of other laws

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Article 17

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Article 18

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Article 18a

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§ 6. Final provisions

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Article 19

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The Treaty Implementing Act of the Convention shall be withdrawn.


Article 20

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The Convention Implementing Law shall be withdrawn.


Article 21

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  • 1 When at the time of entry into force of this Act on the subject of genocide, torture or a crime corresponding to a crime as defined in the Articles 5 , 6 or 7 of this Act In accordance with the old law, proceedings have already been brought before a court other than that of the Article 15 of this Act , the case is continued in the same court.

  • 2 Article 13 is also subject to facts, punishable by law in the Convention Implementing Law and committed before the date of entry into force of this Act, unless the fact is time-barred at that time.

  • 4 Article 2 shall apply to the crime of genocide committed on or after 24 October 1970.


Article 21a

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In case of criminal prosecution for any of the in this law, the Convention Implementing Law , the Treaty Implementing Act of the Convention -or the War Criminal Law Law The provisions of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 1995 are to be taken Code of Criminal Procedure concerning the victim and the injured party.


Article 22

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This Law shall enter into force on a date to be determined by Royal Decree.


Article 23

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This law is cited as: Law international crimes.

Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.

Given at The Hague, 19 June 2003

Beatrix

The Minister of Justice,

J. P. H. Donner

The Minister of Defence,

H. G. J. Kamp

The Minister for Foreign Affairs,

J. G. de Hoop Scheffer

Published the third July 2003

The Minister of Justice,

J. P. H. Donner