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Convention (XII) relative to the Creation of an International Prize Court. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Part IV : Final provisions - Art. 55.
Art. 55. The present Convention shall remain in force for twelve years from the time it comes into force, as determined by Article 54, paragraph 1
, even in the case of Powers which adhere subsequently.
It shall be renewed tacitly from six years to six years unless denounced.
Denunciation must be notified in writing, at least one year before the expiration of each of the periods mentioned in the two preceding paragraphs, to the Netherlands Government, which will inform all the other Contracting Powers.
Denunciation shall only take effect in regard to the Power which has notified it. The Convention shall remain in force in the case of the other Contracting Powers, provided that their participation in the appointment of judges is sufficient to allow of the composition of the Court with nine judges and nine deputy judges.