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

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.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) ( - N/A - )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) ( - N/A - )
Names of Parties Timor-Leste ( State )
Australia ( State )
Case number 2016-10
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Inter-state conciliation
Subject matter or economic sector Law of the sea
Rules used in arbitral proceedings - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Other
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)

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




H.E. Minister Hermenegildo Pereira


Deputy Agent

Ms. Elisabeth Exposto



Professor Vaughan Lowe QC

Sir Michael Wood KCMG

Mr. Eran Sthoeger


Legal Representatives

Ms. Janet Legrand

Mr. Stephen Webb

Ms. Gitanjali Bajaj






Mr. John Reid



Ms. Katrina Cooper



Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC

Mr. Bill Campbell QC

Professor Chester Brown

Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 11-04-2016
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings 1-2 years
Additional notes
Attachments Award or other decision
19-09-2016  English

Press Release
29-07-2016  English
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23-11-2017  English
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26-12-2017  English
26-12-2017  Portuguese

29-08-2016  English
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29-08-2016  English
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