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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of September 29, 2000 No. 82

About use and protection of emblem of Red crescent and Red cross

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on September 8, 2000

This Law regulates procedure and rules of use, and also provides legal protection of emblem of Red Crescent and the Red Cross and the name "Red Crescent" and "Red Cross" in peace time and during armed conflict (internal and international).

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. The objects which are subject to protection

According to the Geneva conventions of August 12, 1949, Additional protocols to them of June 8, 1977 and Rules on use of emblem of the Red Cross or Red Crescent by the national societies (accepted in Vienna in 1965 at the XX International conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and reviewed by Council of delegates in Budapest in 1991) the following objects fall under protection of this Law:

- emblem of Red Crescent or the Red Cross on white background;

- name "Red Crescent" or "Red Cross";

- distinctive signals for identification of medical forming and vehicles.

Article 2. Use of emblem as protective mark and as distinctive mark

During armed conflict the emblem used as remedy is visible sign of the protection provided by the Geneva conventions and Additional protocols to them to medical personnel, and also medical forming and vehicles and shall be larger size.

The emblem used as distinctive mark shows that the face or object are tied with organization of the Red Cross or Red Crescent, and shall be the small size.

II. PROCEDURE AND RULES OF USE OF THE EMBLEM

Article 3. Use of emblem by health services of Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic

Health services of Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic use both in peace time, and during armed conflict (international and internal) emblem of Red Crescent for designation of the medical personnel, medical forming and land, air (sea) medical vehicles. The corresponding medical personnel are provided with armbands and certificates of the corresponding sample with the image of emblem of Red Crescent. The specified armbands and certificates are issued by the Ministry of Defence of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The spiritual personnel in case of its attachment to Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic have the same protection, as medical personnel, and are designated in the same way.

Article 4. Use of emblem as protective mark by hospitals and other civil medical institutions

With the permission of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and under its management civil medical personnel, hospitals and other civil medical institutions, and also civil medical vehicles which task includes, for example, transportation and treatment wounded sick and castaway, are designated during armed conflict by the emblem of Red Crescent used as the protectant. The civil medical personnel during armed conflict shall wear armbands and have in case of itself certificates with the image of emblem of Red Crescent. The specified bandages and certificates are issued by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The spiritual personnel in case of its attachment to hospitals and other medical institutions shall be identified in the same way.

Article 5. Use of emblem as protective mark by Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic

Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic is authorized to provide the medical personnel, and also the medical forming and vehicles in the order of health service of Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic. The specified personnel, the forming and vehicles submitting to the military laws and orders use emblem of Red Crescent as the protectant with the permission of the Ministry of Defence of the Kyrgyz Republic. The specified personnel are provided with the armbands and certificates provided in part one of article 3 of this Law.

Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic can use with the permission of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic emblem of Red Crescent as the protectant for the medical personnel and medical forming within provisions of article 4 of this Law.

Article 6. Use of emblem as distinctive mark by Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic

Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic has the right to use emblem of Red Crescent as distinctive mark to show that person or object is related to Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic. The emblem shall be the small size unlike the emblem used as the protectant and also shall include the name or abbreviation of Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic uses emblem according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic. Rules on use of emblem of the Red Cross or Red Crescent by the national societies (accepted in Vienna in 1965 at the XX International conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and reviewed by Council of delegates in Budapest in 1991), the Geneva conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols to them of 1977, and also according to the charter.

With the permission of Society of Red Crescent of the Kyrgyz Republic the emblem of Red Crescent can be used in peace time for designation of medical vehicles and the locations of the Items of the help intended only for rendering free medical care by the wounded and patient.

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