Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975) states that, under the laws and customs of war, it is prohibited “to use improperly … the distinctive insignia recognized by international conventions”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states that the improper use of the distinctive signs and signals is an unlawful deception.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) lists “improperly using distinctive signs and signals” as one of several “prohibited deceptions”.
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (2007) states:
Article 32: Prohibitions
It is prohibited to soldiers in combat:
to use improperly … the distinctive insignia recognized by international conventions.
Cameroon’s Emblem Law (1997) provides:
Any use of the emblem or name “Red Cross” by a physical or legal person other than those having the right to do so by virtue of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, of their Additional Protocols I and II of 8 June 1977 and of the present law is strictly forbidden.