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Summary Information
Full Title 2018 Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea
Short Title / Abbreviations 2018 Timor Sea Treaty
CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 06/03/2018
Place of Adoption New York, United States of America
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

Government of Australia/Government of Timor-Leste

Dispute Settlement

"Article 12: Settlement of Disputes

1. Without prejudice to paragraph 3 of this Article, for a period of five years following the entry into force of this Treaty, any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Treaty which is not settled by negotiation within six months of either Party notifying the other Party of the existence of the dispute, may be submitted by the Parties jointly to one or more members of the Conciliation Commission.

2. Once the dispute has been submitted in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, the member or members of the Conciliation Commission shall hear the Parties, examine their claims and objections, and make proposals to the Parties with a view to reaching an amicable settlement.

3. Subject to paragraph 4 of this Article, any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Treaty, which cannot be settled by negotiation within six months of either Party notifying the other Party of the existence of the dispute, may be submitted by either Party to an arbitral tribunal in accordance with Annex E of this Treaty.

4. The Parties shall not submit to an arbitral tribunal under this Article any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of Article 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11, Annex A or Annex D of this Treaty, or any dispute falling within the scope of Article 8 of Annex B, which shall be settled in accordance with the provisions of that Article."

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Annexes

Annex A: Depiction of Maritime Boundaries as described in Articles 2 and 4 of the Treaty (Article 5)

Annex B: Greater Sunrise Special Regime

Annex C: Special Regime Area

Annex D: Transitional Provisions

Annex E: Arbitration

Entry Into Force Status Not In Force
Entry into Force/Termination Provisions

"Article 13: Entry into Force

This Treaty shall enter into force on the day on which Australia and Timor-Leste have notified each other in writing through diplomatic channels that their respective requirements for entry into force of this Treaty have been fulfilled."

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ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Related Instruments
Amending / Superseding

2002 Timor Sea Treaty between the Government of East Timor and the Government of Australia

2003 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste relating to the Unitisation of the Sunrise and Troubadour Fields

Prepared By NK on 16/07/2018
Checked By CSW on 05/12/2018