Practice Relating to Rule 15. The Principle of Precautions in Attack
The Report on the Practice of Algeria states that during the war of independence the Armée de Libération Nationale (ALN) always tried to avoid hostilities in towns in order to spare needless casualties among the civilian population.
Upon accession to the 1977 Additional Protocol I, Algeria stated that the term “feasible” must be interpreted as referring to “precautions and measures which are feasible in view of the circumstances and the information and means available at the time”.
Upon accession to the 1977 Additional Protocol I, Algeria stated: “To judge any decision, the circumstances, the means and the information available at the time the decision was made are determinant factors and elements in assessing the nature of the said decision.”