'Attempt' in document 'Denmark - Genocide Act'

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§ 1. Whoever with the intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such,

(a) kills members of the group,
(b) causes serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group,
(c) deliberately inflicts on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,
(d) imposes measures intended to prevent births within the group,
(e) forcibly transfers children of the group to another group,

is punishable for genocide by imprisonment for life or for a time not less than 16 years.

§ 2 Attempt and complicity in the acts enumerated in § 1 shall be punished according to chapter 4 of the civil criminal code.


Article 25
Individual criminal responsibility
3. In accordance with this Statute, a person shall be criminally responsible and liable for punishment for a crime within the jurisdiction of the Court if that person:
(f) Attempts to commit such a crime by taking action that commences its execution by means of a substantial step, but the crime does not occur because of circumstances independent of the person's intentions. However, a person who abandons the effort to commit the crime or otherwise prevents the completion of the crime shall not be liable for punishment under this Statute for the attempt to commit that crime if that person completely and voluntarily gave up the criminal purpose.