Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1960) punishes the “illegal use of the Red Cross and Red Crescent distinctive signs as well as their titles”.
The Criminal Code also punishes the “use of Red Cross and Red Crescent signs in the zones of military operation by persons having no such right, as well as misuse in wartime of flags or signs of the Red Cross and Red Crescent or of the distinctive colours of sanitary evacuation transport”.
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), any war crime provided for by the 1998 ICC Statute, which is not explicitly mentioned in the Code, such as “making improper use … of the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions, resulting in death or serious personal injury” in international armed conflicts, is a crime.