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The emblems

International humanitarian law  - Emblem - Red Cross - Red Crescent - Red Crystal

The red cross, red crescent and red crystal emblems provide protection for military medical services and relief workers in armed conflicts. Moreover, the emblems are also used by National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in each country for identification purposes. Read full overview

Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine

  • Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine
    A landmark for the Movement: The red Crystal conference

    It wasn’t visible anywhere in the huge auditorium, but the 1,576 delegates attending the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on 20–21 June 2006 knew they were in Geneva to recognize the existence of a new emblem, the red crystal – Article published in the Red Cross Red Crescent Magazine, No 3, 2006

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  • Study on the use of the emblems

    Operational and commercial and other non-operational issues

  • Emblems of humanity

    This is a comprehensive brochure providing detailed information on the origin of all the emblems, its protective use in wartime and its indicative use in peacetime. An updated version of a previous brochure entitled The Emblem. It specifies the institutions entitled to use it and gives examples of misuse or lack of respect for the emblem.