|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|
"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."
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."
|Amending / Superseding|
|Prepared By||NK on 16/07/2018|
|Checked By||CSW on 05/12/2018|