Practice Relating to Rule 157. Jurisdiction over War Crimes
Zimbabwe’s Geneva Conventions Act (1981), as amended in 1996, provides:
Any person, whatever his nationality, who, whether in or outside Zimbabwe, commits any such grave breach of [the 1949 Geneva Conventions or the 1977 Additional Protocol I] … shall be guilty of an offence.
… Where an offence in terms of this section has been committed outside Zimbabwe, the person concerned may be proceeded against, indicted, tried and punished therefore in any place in Zimbabwe as if the offence had been committed in that place and the offence shall, for all purposes incidental to or consequential on the trial or punishment thereof, be deemed to have been committed in that place.