International Criminal Court Act 2006

Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

7.— (1) Any person who commits genocide, a crime against humanity or a war crime is guilty of an offence.

(2) The Genocide Act 1973 (the “1973 Act”) is repealed.

(3) The repeal effected by subsection (2) is without prejudice to the obligations of the State under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948, the text of which is set out in Schedule 4.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), proceedings under the 1973 Act may be taken after the passing of this Act for an offence under that Act committed before such passing.