File:Distinctive emblem for cultural property.svg

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English: Blue Shield - the Distinctive emblem for the Protection of Cultural Property. The distinctive emblem is a protective symbol used during armed conflicts. Its use is restricted under international law.
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Source Defined in the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (signed )
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Public domain This image of simple geometry is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship.
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The use of the symbol shown in this image is regulated by certain international treaties, particularly the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional protocols of 1977 and 2005, as well as other rules of International Humanitarian Law either in written agreements or by long-standing customs. Misuse of this symbol is prohibited by these treaties as well as by national law in all countries which have ratified them. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status of the depiction shown here.

The blue shield is a protective emblem defined in the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict: it designates cultural property to be protected in conflict, or personnel engaged in its protection. Its use is restricted under international law. Guidance in its use can be found on the website of the Blue Shield International, and on the UNESCO: Armed Conflict and Heritage website. Misuse of the emblem should be reported to the Red Cross.

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The emblem is a protective symbol used during armed conflicts to indicate protected cultural property, or personal engaged in its protection: its use is restricted by international law. Misuse should be reported to the Red Cross.

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current02:17, 19 September 2012Thumbnail for version as of 02:17, 19 September 2012400 × 600 (319 bytes)Jahoeadded SVG <title> element: <title>Distinctive emblem for the Protection of Cultural Property</title>

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