|Title:||International War Crimes Tribunals Act, 1995|
|Title in original language:||International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995 [taking into account amendments up to Act No. 9 of 2006] : an act to provide for the Commonwealth to help the International War Crimes Tribunals perform their functions, and for related purposes|
|Entry into force:||29.03.1995|
The Act implements Australia’s obligations as a Member State of the United Nations (Security Council Resolutions 827 (25 May 1993) and 995 (8 November 1994)). It provides for:
- the arrest and surrender of persons to the War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda;
- cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of alleged offenders;
- the recovery and return of property and proceeds of crimes located in Australia;
- the sitting of the Tribunal in Australia;
- the taking of testimony and evidence, service of documents, search, seizure and arrest in investigations, and the giving of evidence at hearings.
The International War Crimes Tribunals (Consequential Amendments) Act No. 19, 1995, promulgated and entered into force on 29 March 1995, makes certain amendments to other laws in relation with the International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995.