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Chapter VIII of the Fiji Islands Penal Code


69.-(1) A person commits the offence of genocide if he commits any of the following acts with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such:

(a) killing members of the group;

(b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

†(2) A person guilty of an offence of genocide shall on conviction-

(a) if the offence consists of the killing of any person, be sentenced to death;

(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 ‡Director of Public Prosecutions.

† Amended by Ordinance No. 15 of 1973.
* Inserted by Ordinance No. 25 of 1969.
‡ Amended by Order 13th November, 1970.

Source: Fiji Penal Code (very large file)

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