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Convention (XII) relative to the Creation of an International Prize Court. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Part II : Constitution of the international prize court - Art. 15.
Art. 15. The judges appointed by the following Contracting Powers: Germany, the United States of America, Austria-Hungary, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, are always summoned to sit.
The judges and deputy judges appointed by the other Contracting Powers sit by rota as shown in the table annexed to the present Convention; their duties may be performed successively by the same person. The same judge may be appointed by several of the said Powers.