Genocide Act, 1973


2.—(1) A person commits an offence of genocide if he commits any act falling within the definition of “genocide” in Article II of the Genocide Convention.

(2) A person guilty of an offence of genocide shall on conviction on indictment—

(a) in case the offence consists of the killing of any person, be sentenced to imprisonment for life, and

(b) in any other case, be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

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

(4) A person charged with an offence of genocide or any attempt, conspiracy or incitement to commit genocide shall be tried by the Central Criminal Court.