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Article Comparison - Elements of Crimes of the International Criminal Court [*]

Article 8 (2) (b) (ii)
War crime of attacking civilian objects


1. The perpetrator directed an attack.

2. The object of the attack was civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives.

3. The perpetrator intended such civilian objects to be the object of the attack.

4. The conduct took place in the context of and was associated with an international armed conflict.

5. The perpetrator was aware of factual circumstances that established the existence of an armed conflict.