Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section G. Simulation of protected status by using the United Nations emblem or uniform
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), “the perfidious use of … protective signs and signals recognized by international humanitarian law” 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 a … state flag, other markings, forms or signals of the adversary party, the United Nations Organisation … or other markings recognised under … international humanitarian law, which has resulted in human deaths or serious bodily injuries;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.