Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Morocco’s Disciplinary Regulations (1974) states that, under the laws and customs of war, it is prohibited “to use improperly … the distinctive insignia recognized by international conventions”.
Morocco’s Emblem Law (1958) prohibits:
a) the use, either by private individuals or by societies or associations other than [medical services of the armed forces and authorized voluntary relief societies], of the emblem of the Red Crescent and of the words “Red Crescent”;
b) the use of any sign and designation constituting an imitation thereof.
Morocco’s Code of Military Justice (1956) punishes “any individual who, in time of war, in the area of operations of a military field unit, publicly employs, without being entitled to do so, the armlet, the flag or emblem of the Red Crescent or Red Cross, or equivalent armlets, flags or emblems”.