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Bill C-19

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This enactment relates to the implementation of Canada's obliga tions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The enactment makes it an offence to commit genocide, a crime against humanity or a war crime. Consequential changes are also made to Canada's extradition and mutual legal assistance legislation to enable Canada to comply with its obligations to the International Criminal Court. The enactment also affirms that any immunities otherwise existing under Canadian law will not bar extradition to the International Criminal Court or to any international criminal tribunal established by resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations.