Practice Relating to Rule 160. Statutes of Limitation
Canada’s National Defence Act (1985), as amended in 2013, states:
(1) Unless an action or other proceeding is commenced within two years after the day on which the act, neglect or default complained of occurred, no action or other proceeding lies against Her Majesty or any person for
(a) an act done in pursuance or execution or intended execution of this Act or any regulations or military or departmental duty or authority;
(b) any neglect or default in the execution of this Act or any regulations or military or departmental duty or authority; or
(c) an act or any neglect or default that is incidental to an act, neglect or default described in paragraph (a) or (b).
(1.1) A prosecution in respect of an offence – other than an offence under this Act, the Geneva Conventions Act
[criminalizing grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and 1977 Additional Protocol I]
or the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act
[criminalizing genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes] – relating to an act, neglect or default described in subsection (1) may not be commenced after six months from the day on which the act, neglect or default occurred.