Practice Relating to Rule 61. Improper Use of Other Internationally Recognized Emblems
Sierra Leone’s Geneva Conventions Act (2012) states:
10. Use of red cross and other emblems.
(1) Subject to this section, it shall not be lawful for any person, without the consent in writing of the Minister [of Foreign Affairs] or a person authorized in writing by the Minister to give consent under this section to use or display for any purpose whatsoever any of the following: –
(e) the sign of an equilateral blue triangle on, and completely surrounded by, an orange ground, being the international distinctive sign of civil defence;
(f) any of the distinctive signals specified in Chapter III of Annex I to the  First [Additional] Protocol, being the signals of identification for medical units and transports;
(g) the sign consisting of a group of three bright orange circles of equal size, placed on the same axis, the distance between each circle being one radius being the international special sign for works and installations containing dangerous forces;
(h) any emblem or designation protected under any additional protocol to the [1949 Geneva] Convention[s] to which the Republic of Sierra Leone is a party;
(i) any design, wording or signal so nearly resembling any of the emblems, designations, signs or signals specified in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h) as to be capable of being mistaken for, or, as the case may be, understood as referring to, one of those emblems, designations, signs or signals;
j) such other flags, emblems, designations, signs, signals, designs, wordings, identity cards, information cards, insignia or uniforms as are prescribed for the purposes of giving effect to the Conventions or [1977 Additional] Protocols [I and II].
(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty million leones or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to both the fine and imprisonment.
(5) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), the court may in addition to the term of imprisonment or fine order the forfeiture to the State, the goods in connection with which the emblem was used by that person.
(6) Where an offence under this section is committed by a body of persons –
(a) in the case of a body corporate every director or officer of that body corporate commits that offence; and
(b) in the case of a firm or partnership, every partner commits that offence.
(7) A person shall not be convicted of an offence by virtue of subsection (6) if it is proved that the offence was committed without that person’s knowledge, connivance or that due diligence was exercised by that person to prevent the commission of the offence.