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Law of August 16, 1923 conferring civil status on the Society of the Luxembourg Red Cross (Memorial A 1923, p. 461)

Art. 1 The Society of the Luxembourg Red Cross is recognized as a public utility and will as such have civil status

This association has as its mission within the Grand Duchy, in times of peace and in times of war, the aims of the Geneva Convention of July 6, 1906 for the improvement of the conditions of the wounded and sick in armies in the field, as well as those of the League of Societies of Red Cross founded in Paris on May 5, 1919, following the Conference of Cannes.

The Society particularly aims:

In times of war:

  1. To contribute, by all means within its capacity, with the retrieval, transport, treatment, and subsistence of sick and wounded soldiers, without reference to nationality;
  2. To contribute to the relief of all the victims of the war.

In times of peace:

  • To prepare the organisation of healthcare training, managed by the Red Cross in times of war ;
  • To contribute to the improvement of hygiene and of public health and to spread the principles of hygiene in the population ;
  • To anticipate and to fight social evils and contagious diseases ;
  • To take active part in working for the protection of children ;
  • To come to the assistance of victims of catastrophe or widespread disaster.

All the statutes

Founded and recognised in 1914 by Grand-Ducal Decree (legilux), the Luxembourg Red Cross Society is governed by the provisions of the law of 16 August 1923, which you can consult in its entirety by following this link (legilux): Law conferring civil personality and its recognition as a public utility, or by downloading the extract from the Mémorial of 16 August 1923 (PDF).

In 2022, the Luxembourg Red Cross updated its statutes. You can consult the statutes in their entirety by clicking on the following button (legilux):

The emblem

In application of the provisions of the amended law of 18 December 1914 and the law of 10 June 2014 (legilux) concerning the protection of the emblems of the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and its additional protocols, the emblem of the Luxembourg Red Cross is the red cross on a white background.

The use of the emblem must also be in conformity with the “Regulations on the Use of the Red Cross or Red Crescent Emblem by National Societies” adopted by the XXth International Conference in Vienna in 1965 and with the national legalisation and regulations in force.

An internal regulation to be adopted by the Governing Board shall regulate the use of the emblem and shall define a specific logo used for indicative purposes and composed of the emblem of the Red Cross accompanied by the name “Luxembourg Red Cross”.

The Luxembourg Red Cross shall cooperate with the public authorities in their efforts to prevent and repress any abuse of the use of the red cross, red crescent and red crystal emblems.

Extract from the law of 10 June 2014 which modifies the law of 18 December 1914 concerning the protection of the emblems of the Red Cross (Mémorial A 2014, N104 and Mémorial A 1914, p.1197 – legilux)

Art. 1. Will be punished by a fine of 500 to 10,000 euros, those who,

  • 1° without proper authorisation, wear the emblem of the Red Cross
  • 2° make improper use of the emblems or designations “Red Cross”, “Geneva Cross”, “Red Crescent”, “Red Lion and Sun”, “Emblem of the Third Protocol” and “Red Crystal”, as well as of any sign or words which would constitute an imitation thereof or which could lead to confusion for a purpose other than that of the Geneva Conventions, such as, in particular, but not exclusively, for commercial purposes or for appealing to the public charity.

The authorisations are granted by the government or its deputies: law of June 13, 1994 on the sentencing regime (mem. 1994, 1096).