Practice Relating to Rule 60. Improper Use of the United Nations Emblem or Uniform
Under the Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990), improper use of international signals and flags is a prohibited method of warfare.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … making improper use of … the distinctive emblem of the United Nations, except as authorized by that Organization.”
The Regulations further provides: “When organizing and conducting cover and concealment of military objectives it is prohibited to make use of … the distinctive emblem of the United Nations.”