Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section F. Simulation of protected status by using the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), “the perfidious use of the distinctive sign of the red cross and red crescent” in an international or non-international armed conflict is a crime.
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
Intentional breach of the provisions of … international humanitarian law during armed conflicts between states or within a state, in particular:
f) improper use of … the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, the Red Crystal … which has resulted in human deaths or serious bodily injuries;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.