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The Emblem Study

The Emblem Study

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Study on Operational and Commercial and other Non-operational Issues Involving the Use of the Emblems;
Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;
Nairobi, Kenya 23-25 November 2009
Study on Operational and Commercial and other Non-operational Issues Involving the Use of the Emblems;
Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;
Nairobi, Kenya 23-25 November 2009

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COUNCIL OF DELEGATES
OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSSAND RED CRESCENTMOVEMENT
Nairobi, Kenya23-25 November 2009
Study on Operational and Commercial and other Non-operationalIssues Involving the Use of the Emblems
(Item 7.3of the Draft ProvisionalAnnotated Agenda)
StudyDocument prepared byThe International Committee of the Red Crossin consultationwith the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societiesand National Societies
Geneva, October2009
EN
CD/09/7.3.1Original: EnglishFor information
 
CD/09/7.3.1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
Forword 
.................................................................................................................................5
List of abbreviations 
...............................................................................................................6Introduction............................................................................................................................8
Objectives and methodology 
..................................................................................................8
General principles and concepts 
..........................................................................................13
Part I.Recommendations onOperational IssuesInvolvingthe Use of theEmblem.....20Chapter A. Use by State Authorities
............................................................................201)May the medical services of States’ armed forces party to an armed conflict temporarilychange their emblem?....................................................................................................202)May the medical services of States' armed forces use the red cross/red crescent "doubleemblem"?.......................................................................................................................243)May two different recognized emblems be displayed on sites and means of transportshared by the medical services of the armed forces of States acting in coalition?..........274)Combat lifesavers (CLS): Are they entitled to use the emblem?.....................................295)May armed forces medical personnel, units and transports entitled to use the emblemcarry weapons?..............................................................................................................336)Who has the competence to authorize use of the emblem for protective purposes? Whatrole could National Societies have in this regard?..........................................................397)How must the emblem be used in occupied territory:.....................................................43a) By the medical services of the Occupying State's armed forces?...............................43b) By the civilian hospitals (and their staff), civilian medical units, personnel and means oftransport of the Occupied State?....................................................................................438)Are civilian hospitals and medical units allowed to display the emblem in peacetime?........................................................................................................................................479)May the emblem be affixed to reliefgoods provided by a State?....................................5310)May a State include a recognized distinctive emblem on a white background on itsnational flag?.................................................................................................................55
Chapter B. Use by National Societies
..........................................................................5811)May a National Society temporarily change the emblem (protective or indicative uses)?58

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