Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Singapore’s Geneva Conventions Act (1973) provides that “no person shall use for any purpose whatsoever in Singapore, without the authority of the Minister,” the emblem of the red cross on a white ground, the heraldic emblem of Switzerland, the words “Red Cross” and “Geneva Cross”, as well as any design being a colourable imitation of those emblems or any words so nearly resembling the words “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross” as to be capable of being understood as referring to the said emblem.
Singapore’s Red Cross Society Act (1973) considers:
No person other than the [Singapore Red Cross] Society and any person so authorised by the Minister shall use –
(a) the heraldic emblem of the red cross on a white ground formed by reversing the Federal Colours of Switzerland; or
(b) the words “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross”.