• Except as otherwise provided in this Decree, no person shall after the expiry of six months from the commencement of this Decree, use any of the Red Cross Emblems as set out by the diagrams in the Schedule to this Decree (in this Decree referred to as "the emblem") for any purpose whatsoever.

    • The emblem may, in time of war and in the field of operations, be used by the parties to the armed conflict, to designate establishments, units, personnel (including chaplains), materials, vehicles, hospitals, ships and other craft, of the medical services of the respective parties, and those of the Ghana Red Cross and other relief societies authorised by the National Redemption Council to aid the military medical services.

    • The National Redemption Council, may, in time of war, authorise by writing or by a notice published in the Gazette, the use of the emblem to designate the establishments and employees of civilian hospitals, hospital zones, and localities reserved for the wounded and the sick; and trains, ambulances and other vehicles, vessels or aircraft used for the transport of wounded, sick and infirm civilians, and maternity cases.

    • The National Redemption Council may, in peace time, authorise by writing or by a notice published in the Gazette, the use of the emblem on vehicles in use as ambulances, and on relief posts whose sole object is to give first aid free of charge to injured or sick persons.

    • (1) The International Red Cross agencies and their authorised personnel are entitled, at all times, to use the emblem.

      (2) The Ghana Red Cross Society may, subject to any law for the time being in force, at all times, use the emblem in its activities which conform to the principles prescribed by the International Red Cross Conferences, and its own statutes.

      (3) The Ghana Red Cross Society may, with the prior approval of the Commissioner responsible for Internal Affairs, make by-laws regulating its own use of the emblem.

    • Any person who, before the commencement of this Decree, has acquired any right under any enactment to the use of the emblem generally or for a particular purpose, shall not use the emblem after the expiry of three years from such commencement for any purpose whatsoever.

    • (1) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Decree, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall on summary conviction, be liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding c100 or to both.

      (2) Where the offence is committed by a body of persons then-

      (a) in the case of a body corporate (other than a partnership) every director or officer of that body corporate shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence; and

      (b) in the case of a firm or partnership, every partner shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence:

      Provided that no such person shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.

    • (1) Where any person is convicted for a first or second offence under section 7 of this Decree, the Court shall order the emblem to be removed from any object in relation to which the offence was committed.

      (2) Upon a third or subsequent conviction the Court may order the article in relation to which the offence was committed to be forfeited to the State, and the article shall be disposed of in such manner as the Court may direct.

    • The Commissioner responsible for Internal Affairs may by legislative instrument make such regulations as he may think necessary for carrying into effect the Provisions of this Decree.

    • In this Decree unless the context otherwise requires-

      "Red Cross Emblem" includes the arms of the Federation of Switzerland, the red cross, the red crescent, or the red lion and sun emblem, or the words "Red Cross" or "Geneva Cross" or any designation, sign or mark constituting an imitation or likely to be confused with any of the said emblems or words describing any of the said emblems.

    • This Decree shall come into force on the 1st day of October, 1973.