ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
Treaties and Documents
1949 Conventions and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (XII) relative to the Creation of an International Prize Court. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Part IV : Final provisions - Art. 51.
Art. 51. The present Convention does not apply as of right except when the belligerent Powers are all parties to the Convention.
It is further fully understood that an appeal to the International Prize Court can only be brought by a Contracting Power or the subject or citizen of a Contracting Power.
In the cases mentioned in Article 5
, the appeal is only admitted when both the owner and the person entitled to represent him are equally Contracting Powers or the subjects or citizens of Contracting Powers.