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Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem (Protocol III)


The States party to the Geneva Conventions adopted a protocol additional to the Conventions at a diplomatic conference in December 2005. The Protocol establishes a new emblem, commonly referred to as the red crystal, alongside the red cross and red crescent.


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 The Additional Protocol III and related information can be consulted in the IHL- Treaties and Documents database  

  The text of the Protocol is available in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian