Related Rule
Ireland
Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Ireland’s Red Cross Act (1938), as amended in 1998, provides that “it shall not be lawful for any person to use for … any … purpose whatsoever, without the consent of the Minister of Defence,” the emblems of the red cross, red crescent and red lion and sun on a white ground, or any emblems closely resembling such heraldic emblems, as well as the words “Cros Dearg”, “Cros na Geinéibhe”, “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross” or any words closely resembling these words. 
Ireland, Red Cross Act as amended, 1938, Section 4(1) and (1A).
Ireland’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962), as amended in 1998, provides that any “minor breach” of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, including violations of Articles 44, 53 and 54 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I and 44 and 45 of the 1949 Geneva Convention II, and of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, including violations of Articles 18(8) and 38(1), as well as any “contravention” of the 1977 Additional Protocol II, including violations of Article 12, are punishable offences. 
Ireland, Geneva Conventions Act, 1962, as amended in 1998, Section 4(1) and (4).