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Full Title

2006 Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea

Short Title / Abbreviations

CMATS Treaty

CIL Subject Classification
Citations to Text 2483 UNTS 359, [2007] ATS 12
Date of Adoption 12/01/2006
Place of Adoption Sydney, Australia
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

Timor-Leste/Australia Maritime Commission

Dispute settlement provisions

“Article 11: Dispute Settlement

Any disputes about the interpretation or application of this Treaty shall be settled by consultation or negotiation.”

Annexes

Annex I – Assessment Procedure

Annex 2 – Line Referred to in Article 8

Exchange of Side Letters Concerning Article 4.2

Entry Into Force Status Terminated
Date of Entry into Force

23/02/2007

Date of Termination

10/04/2017

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

“Article 13: Entry into Force

This Treaty shall enter into force on the day on which the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste have notified each other, in writing, that their respective requirements for the entry into force of this Treaty have been complied with.”

See also Article 3: Duration of the Timor Sea Treaty and Article 12: Period of This Treaty.

General Status 2 Parties
Links to Current Status/Reservations Australian Treaty Series
Status
ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Viet Nam
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

This instrument amends/supersedes

Related Instruments

1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

1989 Treaty between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on the Zone of Cooperation in an Area between the Indonesian Province of East Timor and Northern Australia

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

2018 Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea

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On 10 January 2017, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste formally notified the Commonwealth of Australia of its desire to terminate the 2006 Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea. In accordance with Article 12.2 of the 2006 Treaty, it ceased to be in force on 10 April 2017. In 2018, following the first-ever conciliation under UNCLOS, Australia and Timor-Leste signed the Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea.

Prepared By GJY On 06/06/2017
Checked By HM On 21/06/2017
Last Updated By CY On 21/10/2019