Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Act 2017



2. (1) A person who, during an armed conflict—

(a) attacks cultural property under enhanced protection,

(b) uses cultural property under enhanced protection or the area immediately surrounding such property in support of military action,

(c) extensively destroys or appropriates cultural property,

(d) attacks cultural property, or

(e) steals, pillages, misappropriates or vandalises cultural property,

commits an offence.

(2) A person charged with an offence under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (1) shall be tried by the Central Criminal Court.

(3) Where a person is charged with an offence under this section, no further proceedings in the matter (other than any remand in custody or on bail) may be taken except by, or with the consent of, the Director of Public Prosecutions.