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Part III : Procedure in the international prize court - Art. 31.
Art. 31. If the appellant does not enter his appeal within the period laid down in Articles 28
, it shall be rejected without discussion.
Provided that he can show that he was prevented from so doing by ' force majeure, ' and that the appeal was entered within sixty days after the circumstances which prevented him entering it before had ceased to operate, the Court can, after hearing the respondent, grant relief from the effect of the above provision.