Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Tajikistan’s Criminal Code (1998) punishes the “illegal use of emblems and distinctive signs of the red cross and red crescent, as well as red cross and red crescent names”.
Tajikistan’s Emblem Law (2001) provides:
Any use of the emblems, appellations “Red Cross” and “Red Crescent” and distinctive signals by legal and natural persons within the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, which goes against the Law, the  Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols, as well as the Rules on the use of the Red Cross or Red Crescent emblems by National Societies, is prohibited.
Those found guilty of breaching or improperly following the Law are liable to prosecution in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Tajikistan’s Resolution on the Implementation of the 2001 Emblem Law (2002) states:
Ministries and institutions, local executive bodies (khukumats
) have to undertake the required steps to prevent abuses of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems and appellations in trade-service marks, as well as in other purposes incompatible with the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.