3.1.2 The Geneva Conventions Act 1958Up one level
Section 8(1) of The Geneva Conventions Act 1958 provides that:
Subject to the provisions of this section, it shall not be lawful for any person, without the authority of the Minister of Defence or a person authorised by him in writing to give consent under this section, to use for any purpose whatsoever any of the following emblems, designations, designs, or wordings, that is to say:
- The emblem of a red cross with vertical and horizontal arms of the same length on, and completely surrounded by, a white ground, or the designation ”Red Cross'” or “Geneva Cross”:
- The emblem of a red crescent moon on, and completely surrounded by, a white ground, or the designation “Red Crescent”:
- The emblem of a red crystal, composed of a red frame in the shape of a square on edge on a white ground, or the designation 'Red Crystal':"
- The following emblem in red on, and completely surrounded by, a white ground, that is to say, a lion passing from right to left of, and with its face turned towards, the observer, holding erect in its raised right forepaw a scimitar, with, appearing above the lion's back, the upper half of the sun shooting forth rays, or the designation “Red Lion and Sun”:
- Any design consisting of a white or silver cross with vertical and horizontal arms of the same length on, and completely surrounded by, a red ground, being the heraldic emblem of the Swiss Confederation, or any other design so nearly resembling that design as to be capable of being mistaken for that heraldic emblem:
- Any design or wording so nearly resembling any of the emblems or designations specified in the foregoing provisions of this subsection as to be capable of being mistaken for, or, as the case may be, understood as referring to, one of those emblems.
Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal
Red Lion and Sun
Heraldic emblem of the Swiss Confederation