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Use of the Emblem
    Use of the Emblem

    Art. 17. 1. The distinctive emblem repeated three times may be used only as a means of identification of:
    (a) immovable cultural property under special protection;
    (b) the transport of cultural property under the conditions provided for in Articles 12 and 13
    (c) improvised refuges, under the conditions provided for in the Regulations for the execution of the Convention.
    2. The distinctive emblem may be used alone only as a means of identification of:
    (a) cultural property not under special protection;
    (b) the persons responsible for the duties of control in accordance with the Regulations for the execution of the Convention;
    (c) the personnel engaged in the protection of cultural property;
    (d) the identity cards mentioned in the Regulations for the execution of the Convention.
    3. During an armed conflict, the use of the distinctive emblem in any other cases than those mentioned in the preceding paragraphs of the present Article, and the use for any purpose whatever of a sign resembling the distinctive emblem, shall be forbidden.
    4. The distinctive emblem may not be placed on any immovable cultural property unless at the same time there is displayed an authorization duly dated and signed by the competent authority of the High Contracting Party.


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