Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Guinea’s Emblem Law (1995) provides: “Nobody shall make use of the emblem and name of the Red Cross without having been authorized to do so by the provisions of the present law and the  Geneva Conventions.”
It punishes “anyone who wears or uses in time of war the emblem of the Red Cross as a protective sign without belonging to the category of persons mentioned in article 8 paragraph 1 of the present law [personnel of public health organizations]”.
Guinea’s Criminal Code (1998) punishes “anyone [who], in an area of military operations and in violation of the laws and customs of war, uses distinctive insignia and emblems defined in international conventions to ensure respect for protected persons, objects and places”.
Guinea’s Code of Military Justice (2011) states:
Any person who, in times of war or armed conflict, in an area of military operations and in violation of laws and customs of war, improperly uses the distinctive signs and emblems defined by International Conventions to ensure respect for persons, property and sites protected by these conventions, shall be punished with one (01) to five (05) years’ imprisonment.