Towards a comprehensive solution to the question of the emblem
rev. 4th ed.
Geneva : ICRC, April 2006
99 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliographie : p. 98-99. - Une nouvelle édition est parue en 2007 sous le titre "Red cross, red crescent, red crystal". - En annexe : resolution 6 of the Council of Delegates (Geneva, 11-14 November 2001) ; resolution 5 and 7 (excerpts) of the Council of Delegates (Geneva, 30 November - 2 December 2003) ; resolution 3 of the 28th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (Geneva, 2-6 December 2003) ; resolution 5 of the Council of Delegates (Seoul, 16-18 November 2005) ; opening speech by Mrs Micheline Calmy-Rey (foreign minister of Switzerland) and M. Jakob Kellenberger (President of the ICRC) at the Diplomatic conference (5 December 2005) ; final act of the Diplomatic conference on the emblem ; Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem (Protocol III) of 8 December 2005
Since they were adopted, the red cross and red crescent emblems have provided protection to millions of war victims but they have also given rise to repeated difficulties and virtually continuous debate. This article outlines the history and assesses the prospects for resolving an issue of concern to the States party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The article takes account of the developments and steps taken up to 28 February 2006.