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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of April 29, 2004 No. 615-II

About use and protection of emblems of red crescent and red cross

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of use and protection of emblems of red crescent and red cross, distinctive signals, and also the names "Red Crescent" and "Red Cross".

Article 2. Legislation on use and protection of emblems of red crescent and red cross

The legislation on use and protection of emblems of red crescent and red cross consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about use and protection of emblems of red crescent and red cross then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

sanitary vehicles - the means of transportation intended for transportation of wounded, patients and persons, castaway and also medical personnel and medical property;

medical forming - stationary, mobile medical institutions (divisions) and other civil and military medical forming created for search, transportation, establishment of the diagnosis or treatment of wounded, patients and persons, castaway including rendering first aid to them, and also for prevention of diseases;

medical personnel - persons designated on permanent or temporary basis for search, transportation, establishment of the diagnosis or treatment of wounded, patients and persons, castaway including rendering first aid to them, for prevention of diseases, and also for economic, material and other ensuring medical forming;

distinctive signals - radio signal, light signal, electronic identification or other signal which are used for identification of medical forming and sanitary vehicles.

Article 4. Emblems of red crescent and red cross

Emblem of red crescent is the image of half moon of red color recognized as the international standards on white background in phase of the first or fourth quarter.

Emblem of red cross is the image of cross of red color recognized as the international standards on white background which all four ends have equal length.

Article 5. Basic principles of use of emblems of red crescent and red cross

Emblems of red crescent and red cross are used only in the humane purposes.

Emblems of red crescent and red cross are equivalent in case of their use.

Article 6. The emblem used by the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Republic of Uzbekistan uses emblem of red crescent.

The emblem of red crescent used by the Republic of Uzbekistan represents the image of half moon of red color on white background in phase of the first quarter turned by the sharp ends to the left from looking.

Article 7. Use of emblem of red crescent

The emblem of red crescent can be used as distinctive emblem or protective emblem.

The emblem of red crescent is used as distinctive emblem for designation of accessory of buildings, constructions, vehicles, other property, and also personnel to the organizations of the International movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. According to the universally international standards the distinctive emblem shall be rather small size and it cannot use on armbands and to place it on roofs of buildings.

The emblem of red crescent is used as protective emblem for designation of medical forming, medical personnel, and also the sanitary vehicles giving help to wounded, patients and persons, castaway during armed conflicts. The protective emblem is applied on flat surface or flag and shall be visible from all directions and from long distance.

Article 8. Use of emblem of red crescent military medical forming

Military medical forming use emblem of red crescent as protective emblem for designation of the medical personnel and sanitary vehicles.

The military medical personnel using emblem of red crescent as protective emblem shall wear armband with emblem of red crescent and have in case of itself the identity certificate, issued according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 9. Use of emblem of red crescent civil medical forming

The civil medical forming providing free medical care with the consent of Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan in peace time use emblem of red crescent as distinctive emblem for designation of sanitary vehicles and the location of first-aid stations.

During armed conflicts civil medical forming, medical personnel, and also sanitary vehicles are designated by emblem of red crescent as protective emblem with the permission of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The medical personnel shall wear armband with emblem of red crescent and have in case of itself the identity certificate, issued according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 10. Use of emblem of red crescent by Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan

Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan uses emblem of red crescent as distinctive emblem for designation of accessory of the buildings, constructions, vehicles, other property, and also personnel.

In case of provision of medical forming, medical personnel, and also sanitary vehicles of Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan during armed conflicts in the order of military medical forming the emblem of red crescent is used as protective emblem. The medical personnel during this period submit to war laws and shall wear armband with emblem of red crescent and have in case of itself the identity certificate, issued according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 11. Use of emblems of red crescent, red cross by societies of Red Crescent or Red Cross of foreign states

The societies of Red Crescent or Red Cross of foreign states provided in accordance with the established procedure in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan use emblem of red crescent or red cross as distinctive emblems under control of Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan.

In case of armed conflict with the permission of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan and under control of Society of Red Crescent of Uzbekistan medical forming, medical personnel, and also sanitary vehicles of societies of Red Crescent or Red Cross of the neutral and other foreign states which are not involved in armed conflict can be made available to military medical forming for humanitarian assistance and use emblem of red crescent or red cross as protective emblem. The medical personnel during this period submit to war laws and shall wear armband with emblem of red crescent or red cross and have in case of itself the identity certificate, issued according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

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