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Mental element

Article 30

Mental element


1. Unless otherwise provided, a person shall be criminally responsible and liable for punishment for a crime within the jurisdiction of the Court only if the material elements are committed with intent and knowledge.

2. For the purposes of this article, a person has intent where:


    (a) In relation to conduct, that person means to engage in the conduct;

    (b) In relation to a consequence, that person means to cause that consequence or is aware that it will occur in the ordinary course of events.


3. For the purposes of this article, "knowledge" means awareness that a circumstance exists or a consequence will occur in the ordinary course of events. "Know" and "knowingly" shall be construed accordingly.


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