Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Algeria did not endorse the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and initially attended as an observer the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 which led to the adoption of the mine ban treaty. In Oslo, however, Algeria announced it had changed its position and would sign the treaty in December 1997. Algeria voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at