Australia and Timor-Leste’s Landmark Maritime Boundary Conciliation Process

  • Hao Duy Phan
  • The Diplomat

  • 26 May 2018

On 9 May 2018, the Conciliation Commission in the maritime boundary dispute between Timor-Leste and Australia issued its report, marking the conclusion of the first-ever conciliation proceedings under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This article aims to explain the significance of this ground-breaking conciliation case that culminates in the report by the Commission and settles a long and acrimonious maritime boundary dispute—a serious obstacle in the otherwise very good relationship between the two neighbours.

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