Scope and content
section 1 of this Regulation applies to the authorities during the
In regulation, there are regulations for the guidance of interpretation
and the application of the Swedish section of the international
humanitarian law in armed conflicts in accordance with the
The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 for the protection of
war victims as well as according to the 1977 Additional Protocols I and II
to the Geneva Conventions. (Conventions and protocols
has been published in Sweden's agreements with foreign
powers, Sun 1953:14-17 and SUN in 1979:22-23.)
The regulation also has regulations on specific application
The Hague Convention of 14 May 1954 for the protection of
cultural property in the event of armed conflict, together with
Additional Protocol. (The Convention has been published in Swedish
agreements with foreign powers, Sun 1985:7.)
In 20 a and 20 b § § there is also regulations in connection with the
Act (2014:812) about the protection of identifiers in the
international humanitarian law. Regulation (2014:1336).
Total Defense personnel people legal status
section 2 of That combatants are considered those serving in the armed forces
the armed organization unless they belong to the health or
teachers staff under section 8 or 12. Regulation (1995:645).
3 § in addition to what follows from section 2, the following shall be considered as
1. Police officers according to the law (1943:881) on police positions
during the war, participating in the Kingdom's defense.
2. The serving as security guards as protection act
3. Staff of the Customs and Excise Department who serves as the
external border practitioners under the Act (1979:1088) about
the border guards in war, etc.
4. Members of the organized resistance movement.
4 of those who called in to service in the defence forces shall
be regarded as combatants only when they are assigned to military equipment and
come under responsible command. Those in peace assigned personal
military equipment shall, however, be regarded as combatants already
obligation to serve.
paragraph 5 of the defence forces may, after consulting with the relevant authorities notify the
regulations for enforcement of the provisions of sections 2-4 of
combatants. Regulation (1994:653).
Civil defence personnel
6 § civil defence personnel are considered as in height
preparedness is serving in the municipal organization for
rescue services or performing tasks within
population protection, if they do not belong to professionals
According to section 8.
As civil defense personnel is also considered other staff on
request of an incident commander involved in civil protection or in
activities in accordance with Chapter 8. section 2 of the Act (2003:778) concerning the protection of
accidents. Regulation (2003:796).
section 7 of the Swedish civil contingencies Agency, notify
regulations for enforcement of the provisions of paragraph 6 of
civil defence personnel. Regulation (2008:1007).
Health care professionals
section 8 That health care professionals are considered to all personnel in the height
prepared exclusively has the task to ensure the wounded and
sick well-being through preventative or restorative measures within
the civilian and military health care, dental care or
of the veterinary surgeon are or in the local government oversight on environmental
and health protection. Regulation (1995:645).
9 repealed by Regulation (1995:645).
section 10 of those krigsplacerade in the military health
health care may carry only personal light armament.
section 11 of the Regulations for the enforcement of the provisions of
medical staff must be notified of the
1. The armed forces of personnel within the health care system,
dental care and of the veterinary surgeon are concerned about the military
2. The National Board for other professionals, except for staff
within the civilian of the veterinary surgeon are,
3. The State's agricultural work for personnel in civil
of the veterinary surgeon are. Regulation (1995:645).
12 § chaplain priests and other priests considered to field, if
they are attached to the armed forces or of the civilian health
the health care system.
Chaplain who is interned in the armed forces may wear
only personal light armament under the defence forces regulations.
Civilians accompanying armed forces
section 13 As civilians accompanying armed forces considered the work
the military units under special permit by the armed forces
without those officiating at the dressing and without having
the combat tasks. Regulation (1994:653).
section 14 of the defence forces shall, after consultation of the Authority for
civil contingencies Agency provide for
the enforcement of the provisions of section 13 if civilians accompanying
combat forces. Regulation (2008:1007).
section 15 As civilian personnel is considered all other staff in total defense.
section 16 of the People legal status under this Regulation apply only
the serving in the appropriate position.
If anyone serving in the armed forces has permission or is
leave of absence for a shorter time, he maintains, notwithstanding
in the first paragraph, his international legal position during the leave.
Identity cards, etc.
section 17, during the time when international humanitarian law in the armed
conflicts are applicable to the employees referred to in 2, 3,
6, 8 and 12 §§ at military service be provided with
identity card showing the people legal status.
In addition, medical staff and chaplain be
fitted with the armband with the red cross brand and
civil defence personnel bear the armband with the
International sign for civil defence.
section 18 of the armed forces, Police, security police,
The Swedish civil contingencies Agency, the National Board of health and welfare,
Customs Service and the State's agricultural work, during peacetime
announce the regulations and undertake the preparation needed
within each practice area for employees to
be provided with identity cards and Hallmark under
The Swedish civil contingencies Agency will coordinate
preparations within the FOI civil part.
The defence forces shall, after consultation of the Authority for
civil contingencies agency announce the regulations and to take
the preparation of other necessary for the personnel
set out in section 13, where necessary, be provided with identity cards
showing the people legal status.
18 a of the National Heritage Board shall, after consulting the
The armed forces and the Swedish civil contingencies Agency
during peace time, to the regulations and to take the
preparations necessary for the persons referred to in
Article 17, paragraph 2 (b)), and (c)) in the 1954 Hague Convention,
be provided with characteristics and identity card as referred to in article
21 paragraph 1 and 2 of the implementing rules for the said
Convention. Regulation (2008:1007).
section 19 of the National Board of health shall, after consultation with the Swedish Migration Board
and the Swedish Red Cross in peacetime take the preparation
necessary for identification to take place of children
evacuated from or received in Sweden under article 78 of the
the 1977 Additional Protocol I.
The National Board may provide for the enforcement
the provisions of the first paragraph. Regulation (2000:531).
War captivity, etc.
19 a of The coming of the enemy force that a prisoner is required to
on request stating his rank, as well as his registration number;
full name and date of birth. Otherwise do not need any
information must be given. Regulations on prohibition to disclose information concerning the
activities in order to defend the country, see the secrecy Act (1980:100).
The armed forces must provide for the treatment of prisoners of war
who is in the Swedish force. Regulation (1996:928).
20 §/expires U: 2016-04-01/
The armed forces and the authorities have a responsibility
According to section 18 of the Regulation (2006:942) on crisis preparedness and height
preparedness (the guard responsible authorities) shall ensure
to the staff for getting a
adequate training and information on international law
rules of war and under neutrality. Authority for
civil contingencies Agency will offer the
surveillance authorities responsible for basic education in
the rules of international law in times of war and in neutrality and coordinating
training in the Swedish defence civil part.
20 section/entry into force: 04/01/2016
The armed forces and the authorities are monitoring the responsible authorities under the Regulation (2015:1052) concerning emergency preparedness and security preparedness of authorities responsible for measures to ensure that staff for getting a satisfactory education and information about the rules of international law in the war and under neutrality. The Swedish civil contingencies Agency will offer the security authorities responsible for basic training in the rules of international law in times of war and in neutrality and coordinate training in the Swedish Defence civilian part. Regulation (2015:1054).
Permission to use the characteristics
20 a of an application for authorisation to use a characteristic
According to the law (2014:812) about the protection of identifiers in the
international humanitarian law be reviewed by
1. The National Board of health with regard to red cross mark or
the term "Red Cross" or "Genèvekorset",
2. The Swedish civil contingencies agency when it comes
the international characteristic of civil protection services;
3. Swedish Swedish power networks when it comes to the
International sign for installations and
installations containing dangerous forces, and
4. National Heritage Board with regard to the international
the hallmark of cultural property. Regulation (2014:1336).
20 b of an application for authorization under section 20 shall be
written and contain information on the
1. applicant's name or business name and address,
2. which characteristics to which it relates,
3. purposes of use of the sign, and
4. the circumstances in General which is of importance for
the trial of the case.
The authorities referred to in paragraph 20 (a) may provide additional
regulations for the application procedure for their respective
areas of responsibility. Regulation (2014:1336).
section 21 of the defence forces in peacetime shall undertake the preparation
necessary to mark defence forces units
and nursing care of transport with red cross markings.
The armed forces may provide for demarcation.
The armed forces may, after consulting with the relevant authorities in
peacetime take preparations for medical transport aircraft
and medical transport helicopters should be able to provide such specific
signals specified in the 1977 Additional Protocol, annex I.
section 22 of the Swedish civil contingencies Agency shall
peacetime take the preparation needed to Excel
such establishments during the preparedness to use for
civil defence and emergency services with the international
the hallmark of civil defence.
Storage buildings, shelters and the stock that the municipal
the Organization of emergency assistance should use under height
readiness must be identified already in peace.
The Swedish civil contingencies Agency, after consultation
with the armed forces provide for demarcation.
section 23 of the National Board of health shall, during peacetime, take the
preparation needed to mark civil
units and medical transport vehicles with red cross markings.
Demarcation may be done already in peacetime.
The National Board may, after consulting with the defense forces announce
regulations on the demarcation. Regulation (2014:1336).
section 24 of the Swedish Swedish power networks shall ensure that
nuclear reactor buildings and dams, whose
destruction in whole or in part may give rise to hazardous
forces, is the one with the international sign for
facilities and installations containing hazardous
Swedish Swedish power grids may, after consulting the
The armed forces provide for demarcation.
section 25 of the National Heritage Board shall, during peacetime, take the
preparation needed to Excel in such cultural property
afforded special protection under article 8 of the 1954
Convention. Demarcation may be done already in peacetime.
The County Board shall, during peacetime, take the preparations
necessary to distinguish such cultural property referred to in article
17 paragraph 2 (a)) in the first subparagraph of that Convention.
Demarcation may be done already in peacetime. The Swedish National Heritage Board
shall, after consultation with the armed forces announce the regulations
needed for the task to be carried out. Regulation (2001:609).
section 26 of The public maps, red cross mark be used to
Mark units and the international
the hallmark of establishments and installations
contain dangerous forces used to mark
nuclear power plants according to National regulations.
International legal advisor
section 27 of the defence forces ' main combat organization, there shall be
international legal advisers to the armed forces
decides. These should be placed in the higher staffs and have to
Mission to provide military leaders advice on how the rules of international law in
during the war and neutrality should be applied. The advisors shall
also participating in the Headquarters planning.
Such people legal advisors receive the grade that
The armed forces decides. Regulation (1998:174).
section 28 in the defence forces peace organisation, the
Defence forces headquarters be executives with
international law expertise. In the defence forces peace organisation in
Moreover, there must be international legal adviser to the number of
as the armed forces decides. These officers shall
participate in the training of armed forces personnel about how
international law of war and neutrality should be applied and in
otherwise give each manager's advice in international legal matters.
section 29 of the defence forces shall notify the regulations needed
the enforcement of the provisions of §§ 27 and 28 if
international legal advisers and executives with international law
competence in the armed forces. Regulation (1998:174).
section 30 is repealed by Regulation (2000:903).
section 31 in each County Board of war organization
There shall be two international legal adviser whose role is to provide
county executives and local governments within the County Council about how the rules of international law
in war and during neutrality should be applied. The advisers shall also
participate in the County Administrative Board's planning and training activities.
31 a of the Swedish civil contingencies Agency, notify
the regulations necessary for the execution of
the provisions of section 31 of the legal adviser.
32 § The international legal advisers and executives with
international law expertise must be lawyers.
Reporting and monitoring
33 § Violations of international humanitarian law in the armed
conflicts should be reported to the Government.
34 repealed by Regulation (2000:903).
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 July 2010.
2. in accordance with the law Of protected areas Rangers (1990:217) on the protection
for socially important facilities accommodation applies section 3 of their older
version in force until 31 december 2011.