Protocol III (Geneva Conventions)
Definition/Scope: Protocol III is a 2005 amendment protocol to the Geneva Conventions relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem. This protective sign (a red diamond with a white interior) may be displayed by medical and religious personnel at times of war, instead of the traditional Red Cross or Red Crescent symbols. People displaying any of these protective emblems are performing a humanitarian service and must be protected by all parties to the conflict. It is known as the Red Crystal emblem.
Broader Terms:Geneva Conventions
Related Terms:humanitarian aid