Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of Algeria stated:
The adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which my country has signed, emerged from this willingness of States to put an end to the nuclear-arms race and to continue the process of nuclear disarmament.
In that context, we believe that the cessation of the manufacture of fissile materials should be combined with the ban on nuclear-weapons tests and related measures to make the disarmament process genuine and to speed effective progress towards the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Today, the international community is more united than ever in its recognition of the fact that the complete elimination of all nuclear weapons is an objective of paramount importance.
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Algeria stated:
The cause of nuclear disarmament has now made a qualitative leap forward, and is strengthened by the unanimous response of the Court that obligations exist to continue and complete negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective control.