Practice Relating to Rule 157. Jurisdiction over War Crimes
Botswana’s Geneva Conventions Act (1970) provides:
In the case of an offence under this section [i.e. a grave breach in the meaning of Article 50 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I, Article 51 of the 1949 Geneva Convention II, Article 130 of the 1949 Geneva Convention and Article 147 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV] committed outside Botswana, a person may be proceeded against, indicted, tried and punished therefor in any place in Botswana as if the offence had been committed in that place.