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Law on the use and protection of the red cross emblem and the title of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2002
Zakon o uporabi i zaštiti znaka Crvenog križa i naziva Društva crvenog križa Bosne i Hercegovine, 2002

29.04.2002
08.06.2002
Yes
Official Gazette, BiH, Year Vi, No 11, page 274-276, 30 May 2002/ Službeni glasnik Bosne i Hercegovine Broj 11, 30. svibnja 2002., str. 274-276

Summary
    The Law on the use and protection of the red cross emblem and the title of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina sets out rules on the use of the red cross and red crescent emblems and names, of the distinctive signals for the identification of medical units and transports, and of the title of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It distinguishes between protective and indicative use and, in connection with the latter, between time of war and time of peace. It lists in detail the establishments, units, means of transport and persons entitled to use the names and emblems for different purposes, and lays down the conditions governing such use. The International Red Cross organizations are expressly permitted to use the emblems at any time for all their activities. The law also provides for the dissemination of the text of the Geneva Conventions among members of the armed forces, health workers, university students and the population in general. Misuse of the emblems and, for certain medical or religious personnel, failure to wear the armlet or carry an identity card when performing relevant duties, or failure to return such items after losing the corresponding status, are punishable by a fine. Perfidious use of an emblem or distinctive signal is considered a war crime which is to be punished in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Code.

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application/pdf 17 KB Red Cross Society Act_ENG.pdf
application/pdf 220 KB Red Cross Society Act_BiH.pdf