Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Greece’s Emblem Law (1914) punishes any “soldier who makes an illegal use of the sign of the red cross on a white ground or of the designation ‘Red Cross’ in time of war”.
The Law also punishes any civilian who commits the same acts.
Greece’s Military Penal Code (1995) punishes any military person who, in time of war and in the operation zones, publicly wears a badge or armlet or carries the flag with the red cross emblem without being entitled to do so.