Conciliation between The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and The Commonwealth of Australia

On 11 April 2016, pursuant to Article 298 and Annex V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste initiated compulsory conciliation proceedings against the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia.


Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) (- N/A -)
Name(s) of Respondent(s) (- N/A -)
Names of Parties

Timor-Leste

 

Agent

H.E. Minister Hermenegildo Pereira

 

Deputy Agent

Ms. Elizabeth Exposto

 

Principal Representatives

H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão

Mr. Alfredo Pires

H.E. Santina Viegas Cardoso (until 15 September 2017)

H.E. Joaquim da Fonseca

H.E. Abel Guterres

H.E. Milena Pires

Mr. Gualdino do Carmo da Silva

Mr. Francisco da Costa Monteiro

 

Counsel

Professor Vaughan Lowe QC

Sir Michael Wood KCMG

Mr. Eran Sthoeger

 

Legal Representatives

Ms. Janet Legrand

Mr. Stephen Webb

Ms. Gitanjali Bajaj

 

 

Australia

 

Agent

Mr. John Reid

 

Co-Agent

Ms. Katrina Cooper (until 1 November 2017)

Mr. James Larsen (from 1 November 2017)

 

Principal Representatives

The Honourable Julie Bishop MP

The Honourable George Brandis QC (until 20 December 2017)

Mr. Gary Quinlan AO

H.E. Brett Mason

Mr. Bruce Wilson

Ms. Lisa Schofield

 

Counsel

Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC

Mr. Justin Gleeson SC (until 25 October 2016)

Mr. Bill Campbell QC PSM (until 20 January 2017)

Professor Chester Brown (until 19 September 2016)

Case number 2016-10
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Inter-state conciliation
Subject matter or economic sector Law of the sea
Rules used in arbitral proceedings Ad Hoc Rules of Procedure
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced

[Other]


Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) - N/A -
Arbitrator(s)

Conciliation Commission

 

H.E. Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen (Chairman)

Dr. Rosalie Balkin

Judge Abdul G. Koroma

Professor Donald McRae

Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum

Representatives of the Claimant(s) -
Representatives of the Respondent(s) -
Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding 11 April 2016
Date of issue of final award 09 May 2018
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes -

Attachments

Procedural Order
Rules of Procedure
Award or other decision
Decision on Competence
Report and Recommendations of the Compulsory Conciliation Commission between Timor-Leste and Australia on the Timor Sea
Annex 1 to Report - The Parties' Representatives
Annex 2 to Report - Part XV and Annex V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Annex 3 to Report - Notice of Conciliation
Annex 4 to Report - Response to the Notice
Annex 5 to Report - Letter from the Parties to the PCA of 11 May 2016
Annex 6 to Report - Letter from the Parties to the Commissioners of 11 May 2016
Annex 7 to Report - Press Releases Nos. 1 to 3
Annex 8 to Report - The Commission's Rules of Procedure
Annex 9 to Report - Decision on Competence
Annex 10 to Report - Australia letter of 22 September 2016
Annex 11 to Report - Press Releases Nos. 4 and 5
Annex 12 to Report - Commission's Proposal on Confidence-Building Measures of 14 October 2016
Annex 13 to Report - Parties' Joint Letter of 21 October 2016
Annex 14 to Report - Timor-Lestes'Letter of 6 December 2016
Annex 15 to Report - Australia's Letter of 8 December 2016
Annex 16 to Report - Trilateral Joint Statement of 9 January 2017
Annex 17 to Report - Australia's Letter of 12 January 2017
Annex 18 to Report - Trilateral Joint Statement of 24 January 2017
Annex 19 to Report - Commission Non-Paper of 31 March 2017
Annex 20 to Report - Press Releases Nos. 6 to 8
Annex 21 to Report - Comprehensive Package Agreement of 30 August 2017
Annex 22 to Report - Protocol to Commission's Action Plan of 25 September 2017
Annex 23 to Report - Exchange of Correspondence between Australia and Timor-Leste on Transitional Arrangements for Bayu-Undan and Kitan
Annex 24 to Report - Press Releases Nos. 9 to 14
Annex 25 to Report - Exchange of Letters between the Commission and the Parties on the interpretation of the treaty provisions relating to the fiscal regime for Greater Sunrise
Annex 26 to Report - Supplemental Action Plan of 23 December 2017
Annex 27 to Report - Commission Paper on the Comparative Benefits of Timor LNG and Darwin LNG & Condensed Comparative Analysis of Alternative Development Concepts
Annex 28 to Report - Maritime Boundary Treaty signed by the Parties on 6 March 2018
Press Release
Press Release No. 1 (EN)
Press Release No. 1 (PT)
Press Release No. 1 (FR)
Press Release No. 2 (EN)
Press Release No. 2 (PT)
Press Release No. 2 (FR)
Press Release No. 3 (EN)
Press Release No. 3 (PT)
Press Release No. 3 (FR)
Press Release No. 4 (EN)
Press Release No. 4 (PT)
Press Release No. 4 (FR)
Press Release No. 5 (EN)
Press Release No. 5 (PT)
Trilateral Joint Statement
Trilateral Joint Statement
Press Release No. 6 (EN)
Press Release No. 6 (PT)
Press Release No. 6 (FR)
Press Release No. 7 (EN)
Press Release No. 7 (PT)
Press Release No. 7 (FR)
Press Release No. 8 (EN)
Press Release No. 8 (PT)
Press Release No. 8 (FR)
Press Release No. 9 (EN)
Press Release No. 9 (PT)
Press Release No. 9 (FR)
Press Release No. 10 (EN)
Press Release No. 10 (PT)
Press Release No. 10 (FR)
Press Release No. 11 (EN)
Press Release No. 11 (PT)
Press Release No. 11 (FR)
Press Release No. 12 (EN)
Press Release No. 12 (PT)
Press Release No. 13 (EN)
Press Release No. 13 (PT)
Press Release No. 14 (EN)
Press Release No. 15 (EN)
Other
Presentation for Timor-Leste’s Opening Statement
Presentation for Australia’s Opening Statement
Video
Opening Session
Signing Ceremony
Transcript/Minutes
Opening Session Transcript

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