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Annex I (to Protocol Additional I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949) : Regulations concerning identification, 6 June 1977
Identity card for temporary civilian medical and religious personnel
-- Identity card for temporary civilian medical and religious personnel
1. The identity card for temporary civilian medical and religious personnel should, whenever possible, be similar to that provided for in Article 1
of these Regulations. The Parties to the conflict may be guided by the model shown in Figure 1.
2. When circumstances preclude the provision to temporary civilian medical and religious personnel of identity cards similar to those described in Article 1
of these Regulations, the said personnel may be provided with a certificate signed by the competent authority certifying that the person to whom it is issued is assigned to duty as temporary personnel and stating, if possible, the duration of such assignment and his right to wear the distinctive emblem. The certificate should mention the holder's name and date of birth (or if that date is not available, his age at the time when the certificate was issued), his function and identity number, if any. It shall bear his
signature or his thumbprint, or both.
Model of identity card (format: 74 mm x 105 mm)
Commentary of 1987