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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. 39.
Art. 39. The discussions take place in public, subject to the right of a Government who is a Party to the case to demand that they be held in private.
Minutes are taken of these discussions and signed by the president and registrar, and these minutes alone have an authentic character.