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Convention (XII) relative to the Creation of an International Prize Court. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Part III : Procedure in the international prize court - Art. 35.
Art. 35. After the close of the pleadings, a public sitting is held on a day fixed by the Court.
At this sitting the Parties state their view of the case both as to the law and as to the facts.
The Court may, at any stage of the proceedings, suspend speeches of counsel, either at the request of one of the Parties, or on their own initiative, in order that supplementary evidence may be obtained.