Practice Relating to Rule 22. The Principle of Precautions against the Effects of Attacks
The Report on the Practice of Algeria states that, owing to the particular nature of the Algerian war of independence, no precise information could be found regarding the behaviour of Algerian combatants with respect to precautions against the effects of attacks. The report testifies, however, to their willingness to protect the civilian population “against the effects of attacks by the colonial army”.
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”.