Practice Relating to Rule 30. Persons and Objects Displaying the Distinctive Emblem
Sierra Leone’s Instructor Manual (2007) states:
[The distinctive emblems] are signs of protection conferred by the Geneva Conventions. It is meant to tell combatant[s] that all persons and objects (i.e. National Red [Cross or Red Crescent] Society Volunteers, medical personnel, ICRC delegates, medical units and their equipment – including buildings, vehicles, ambulances, sanitation trains, hospital ships, costal rescue boats, helicopters and planes) bearing these signs are under special protection.
- Respect and protect all persons and objects bearing these protective signs.
- Don’t attack persons bearing emblems because they protect war victims.
- Protect all medical units, staff and their equipment.