Practice Relating to Rule 61. Improper Use of Other Internationally Recognized Emblems
Denmark’s Rescue Preparedness Act (1992) punishes “any person who, during crisis or in times of war, deliberately abuses … the signs which, according to an international agreement ratified by Denmark, have been reserved for the tasks attended to by the rescue preparedness [i.e. civil defence] in Denmark”.
Denmark’s Military Criminal Code (1973), as amended in 1978, provides:
Any person who uses war instruments or procedures the application of which violates an international agreement entered into by Denmark or the general rules of international law, shall be liable to the same penalty [i.e. a fine, lenient imprisonment or up to 12 years’ imprisonment].
Denmark’s Military Criminal Code (2005) provides:
Any person who deliberately uses war means [“krigsmiddel”] or procedures the application of which violates an international agreement entered into by Denmark or international customary law, shall be liable to the same penalty [i.e. imprisonment up to life imprisonment].