Practice Relating to Rule 157. Jurisdiction over War Crimes
Vanuatu’s Geneva Conventions Act (1982) provides:
Any grave breach of any of the  Geneva Conventions that would, if committed in Vanuatu, be an offence under any provision of the Penal Code Act Cap. 135 or any other law shall be an offence under such provision of the Penal Code or any other law if committed outside Vanuatu.
Where a person has committed an act or omission that is an offence by virtue of [the above], the offence is within the competence of and may be tried and punished by the court having jurisdiction in respect of similar offences in Vanuatu.