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THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES (TRIBUNALS) ACT, 1973

(ACT NO. XIX OF 1973).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 20th July , 1973  
  
     An Act to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law, and for matters connected therewith;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Jurisdiction of Tribunal and crimes
4. Liability for Crimes
5. Official position, etc. not to free an accused from responsibility for any crime
6. Tribunal
7. Prosecutors
8. Investigation
9. Commencement of the Proceedings
10. Procedure of trial
10A. Trial in absentia
11. Powers of Tribunal
11A. Power to transfer cases.
12. Provision for defence counsel
13. Restriction of adjournment
14. Statement or confession of accused persons
15. Pardon of an approver
16. Charge, etc.
17. Right of accused person during trial
18. No excuse from answering any question
19. Rules of evidence
20. Judgement and sentence
21. Right of Appeal
22. Rules of procedure
23. Certain laws not to apply
24. Bar of Jurisdiction
25. Indemnity
26. Provisions of the Act over-riding all other laws
 
 

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