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Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.
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"1. The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria declares that the expressions "feasible precautions" (Art. 41, para. 3), "everything feasible" (Art. 57. para. 2), and "to the maximum extent
feasible" (Art. 58) are to 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.
2. As concerns the repression of breaches of the Conventions and the present Protocol as defined in Articles 85 and 86 of Section II of Protocol I, the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of
Algeria considers that 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.
3. The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria reserves judgement on the definition of mercenarism as set out in Article 47, para. 2 of the present Protocol, this definition being deemed
Source: International Review of the Red Cross, No 272, Geneva, 1989, p.489-490
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