The Latvian Red Cross Act

Original Language Title: Latvijas Sarkanā Krusta likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/191208

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the Latvian Red Cross law article 1. (1) of the Act is to promote social welfare and international humanitarian law, in support of society "Latvian Red Cross" (hereinafter referred to as Latvian Red Cross) in cooperation with State and local institutions, public involvement in the work of these organizations and to ensure the Red Cross emblem.
(2) this law shall determine the Latvian Red Cross, legal status, operational mission, the Red Cross emblem and designation "Red Cross" use. 2. article. (1) the Latvian Red Cross Society, which is the society and Foundation Law Association and Foundation.
(2) the Latvian Red Cross running across the territory of Latvia as a voluntary Assistant State bodies and local authorities in the humanitarian field, providing assistance to the disaster, including in cases of armed conflict. 3. article. The Latvian Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. This move brings together the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National societies. 4. article. The Latvian Red Cross activities governed by the 1949 Geneva Conventions of august 12 (hereinafter referred to as the Geneva Convention) and the Convention of 8 June 1977 and 2005 additional protocol of 8 December (hereinafter Additional Protocol), associations and foundations Act, this law and other laws. 5. article. The Latvian Red Cross has the following basic tasks: 1) provide assistance for the victims of armed conflicts;
2) be ready to respond to an emergency, providing assistance to victims, to train people in first aid;
3) make humanitarian work for the public good;
4) in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take the missing persons search, armed conflicts the fallen person burial site identification, communication with persons who are located in areas of armed conflict, and to promote family reunification;
5) to promote international humanitarian law and the International Red Cross movement's fundamental principles;
6) to promote and develop royalty-free blood donors, grant honorary donor name multiple blood donors. Honorary donor designation criteria and honorary donor card procedure determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 6. article. The Red Cross emblem, as well as the name "Red Cross" is used in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols, this law and other laws. 7. article. The emblem of the Red Cross has two functions: 1) protective;
2) leader. 8. article. The Red Cross emblem as a protective sign used: 1) the Latvian Red Cross;
2) national armed forces to denote medical personnel and soldiers involved in the wounded, ill and injured, in the search the collection, transport or other assistance to them, the chaplain, medical units, their equipment and the location of vehicles on land, water and air;
3) treatment services, treatment and other persons in the event of armed conflict provides medical assistance, as well as on vehicles, which in the case of armed conflict carried wounded, sick and victims;
4) other persons who are involved in the provision of assistance to the wounded, the sick and victims. 9. article. Treatment in the event of armed conflict and other persons who provide medical assistance, national armed forces soldiers involved in the wounded, ill and injured, in the search the collection, transport or other assistance to them, as well as chaplains, Latvian Red Cross members and other persons involved in the provision of assistance to the wounded, the sick and victims, wear hand coverings and use identification cards with the Red Cross emblem. Arm bandage and identification cards of manufacture and procedure determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. Article 10. weave the Red Cross as a leader of the Red Cross emblem and designation "Red Cross" used: 1) in order to promote the knowledge of the International movement of the Red Cross and international humanitarian law;
2) through economic activities and collecting donations for the Latvian Red Cross action;
3) to mark the charity shipment: a) disaster, including in cases of armed conflict, poor and disadvantaged);
4) to the Latvian Red Cross issued thanks and awards. 11. article. The Latvian Red Cross is entitled to issue written permission to others to use the Red Cross emblem, which comply with the overall activities of the Red Cross and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement's fundamental principles and encourage the Latvian Red Cross activities. 12. article. The Red Cross emblem and designation "Red Cross" use violations a person is referred to legal liability. The Parliament adopted the law of 8 April 2009. President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2009 April 29