The treaty was signed by australia and timorleste on 6 march. Timorlestes maritime boundary treaty with australia. The boundary treaty replaces the timor sea treaty and the sunrise. Australia boosted military presence throughout east timor and engaged in exploitation of the plentiful natural resources in the area. Liquefied natural gas export and the engagement of treaty. In 2018, timorleste and australia signed a treaty to settle finally their maritime boundaries in the timor sea. Australia and timor leste reach a deal on the timor sea. Contractual obligations of the commercial venture partners for the bayuundan field were premised on ratification of the treaty. Framework treaty between australia and the democratic republic of timorleste establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea timor treatynew york, 6 march 2018. The map shows the location of the maritime boundary which is established by the treaty between australia and the democratic republic of timorleste establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea signed between our countries on 6 march 2018 in new york the southern boundary is a seabed and water column boundary from points ta5 to ta10. Australia and east timor reach historic international.
Timor sea treaty dili, 20 may 20021 united nations. The treaty was tabled in parliament on 25 june 2002. This will provide certainty and stability for businesses and investors. Details of your jpda incomeyou may have received this information from your employer or your pay slips. The eastern part of timor island is rugged, with the mountains rising to 9,721 feet 2,963 metres at mount tatamailau tata. When the new timor sea treaty tst 6 enters into force,7 the timor gap treaty will no longer have any effect, because under the international law of succession to treaties, the new east timor government is entitled to a clean slate with respect to its international relations. In an attempt to mitigate australias exploitation of east timors resources, both nations convened to discuss the. This chapter deals with the dispute resolution on the maritime borders of timorleste. The treaty sets permanent maritime boundaries in the timor sea based on international law, bringing an end to timorlestes long. East timor is bounded by the timor sea to the southeast, the wetar strait to the north, the ombai strait to the northwest, and western timor part of the indonesian province of east nusa tenggara to the southwest.
Liquefied natural gas export and the engagement of treaty law and foreign relations macy gregson i introduction energy law is a heavily legislated and regulated area of law in australia, by virtue of its complex structural framework and the extensive impact it. Australias maritime arrangements with timorleste dfat. This treaty between australia and the democratic republic of timorleste establishing their maritime boundaries in the. The new timor sea treaty and interim arrangements for joint development of petroleum resources of the timor gap gillian triggs and dean bialek under the timor sea treaty of 2002, australia and the newly independent east timor have agreed upon joint development of the petroleum resources of the disputed timor gap. Petroleum timor sea treaty bill 2003 parliament of.
The historic 2018 maritime boundary treaty between timorleste. It virtually puts east timor in the place of indonesia in the timor gap treaty but with a few differences. Timor sea, boundaries and oil today, with the ending of occupation by indonesia, we come up against the wrongful seizure of our natural resources by australia. The text of article 22 of the timor sea treaty relating to the duration of that treaty is replaced by the following.
In light of the disagreement, two treaties were signed and ratified for the purposes of governing resource development in the timor gapthe 2002 timor sea treaty and the 2006 treaty on certain maritime arrangements in the timor sea cmatsthe latter which placed a moratorium on permanent maritime boundaries until 2057. Aware of the need to maintain security of investment for existing and planned petroleum activities in an area of seabed between east timor and australia. The 2018 timor sea treaty signed in new york between australia and timor leste on 6 march 2018 is a landmark agreement between the two countries and provides a pathway for the final settlement of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone eez maritime boundaries between the countries. Formally known as the timor sea treaty between the government of east timor and the. Timor sea conciliation under article 298 and annex v of. The timor sea treaty, which was signed on the 20 may 2002, led to the establishment of the timor sea designated authority tsda. Formally known as the timor sea treaty between the government of east timor and the government of australia was signed between australia and east timor in dili, east timor on may 20, 2002, the day east timor attained its independence from united nations rule, for joint petroleum exploration of the timor sea by the two countries. After decades of occupation and struggle, the australian government finally accepted its northern neighbors sovereign right to a border based on current international law. The signing of the treaty concludes the compulsory conciliation process, under the united nations convention on the law of the sea, which was initiated by timor leste in april 2016.
On the same day, a new timor sea treaty was agreed between timorleste and australia see below. Until this treaty comes into force, an exchange of notes applies the terms of the 1989 timor gap treaty, with australia and east timor as the implementing parties. Ministerial council means the east timoraustralia ministerial. The timor sea treaty between australia and east timor. This organisation is responsible for the administration of all petroleumrelated activities in a part of the timor sea known as the joint petroleum development area jpda. The principal aim of the cmats treaty, together with the sunrise international unitisation agreement sunrise iua, is to.
The treaty establishes permanent maritime boundaries between australia and timorleste in the timor sea and a stable legal framework for resource development. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Maritime territorialization, unclos and the timor sea. Treaty being considered the following treaty was tabled on 26 march 2018. Spokesman for the timor sea justice campaign, tom clarke, said. The treaty between the government of australia and the government of the democratic republic of timorleste on certain maritime arrangements in the timor sea, referred to hereafter as the cmats treaty, was signed in sydney on 12 january 2006 6. Full administrative authority also passed from the untaet to the newly established timorleste government led by mari alkatiri as by then prime minister.
The timorlesteaustralia maritime boundary treaty lao hamutuk. Australia and timorleste sign historic maritime border treaty. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Timorleste and the australia treaty on maritime borders. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The timor sea treaty regime, comprising the treaties mentioned in paragraph 3, was a provisional arrangement under unclos allowing the joint development of. The treaty sets permanent maritime boundaries in the timor sea based on international law, bringing an end to timor lestes long. Timor concerning arrangements for exploration and exploitation of petroleum in an area of the timor sea between australia and east timor the 2002 exchange of notes and the timor sea treaty between the government of australia and the government of east timor the treaty also occurred on this day. Treaty confirms australia profited from timorleste oil and gas, rights groups say this article is more than 2 years old. Petroleum timor sea treaty bill 2003 3 the ratification of the timor sea treaty is a fundamental condition precedent to the exploitation of the gas and oil resources. Establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea pdf 592 kb. On march 6, 2018, a treaty was signed in new york between australia and the democratic republic of timorleste establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea. Today the government of timorleste has given notice to the government of australia that it has initiated new arbitration proceedings under the timor sea treaty. First of all, the timor sea conciliation went through a contentious phase concerning the competence of the commission and a constructive conciliation phase, which led to the conclusion of the treaty between the democratic republic of timorleste and australia establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea, signed on 6 march 2018.
Timor sea treaty the government of east timor and the government of australia conscious of the importance of promoting east timor s economic development. Timorleste initiates arbitration proceedings under the timor sea treaty. It is the area in the timor sea contained within the lines described in annex a. Etan demonstrates at australian embassy in washington, dc on june 7, 2004. At the time that the treaty was signed it was envisaged that the negotiations for the iua for the greater sunrise field would be concluded by december 2002. Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between the. The signing of the treaty concludes the compulsory conciliation process, under the united nations convention on the law of the sea, which was initiated by timorleste in april 2016. The treaty provides for both countries to develop the greater sunrise gas fields together and share in the benefits. The new timor sea treaty and interim arrangements for. Timor sea treaty 2003 joint petroleum development area instruction sheet part 2 use this part if you were a resident of east timor while working in the jpda. Official spokesperson for the government of timorleste dili, september 24th, 2015.
Timor sea treaty the government of east timor and the government of australia conscious of the importance of promoting east timors economic development. Treaty confirms australia profited from timorleste oil. Australia signed the timor sea treaty with east timor on 20 may 2002. The 2018 timor sea treaty signed in new york between australia and timorleste on 6 march 2018 is a landmark agreement between the two countries and provides a pathway for the final settlement of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone eez maritime boundaries between the. Timorleste challenges australian espionage and seizure of documents wednesday, february 26, 2014 introduction and background the dispute between australia and timorleste often called east timor over resources in the nondelimited marine area. The catalyst for the dispute was the 2002 timor sea treaty, negotiated by australia and the united nations transitional authority in east timor untaet in the leadup to east timors. Timorleste won a great victory on 6 march, when australia and timorleste signed the treaty establishing their maritime boundaries in the timor sea. The significant difference between the timor gap treaty and timor sea treaty is that the latter only creates one joint petroleum development area, with east timor getting 90% and australia 10% of the revenue derived from the area. This treaty shall be in force for the duration of the treaty between the government of australia and the government of the democratic republic of timorleste on certain maritime arrangements in the timor sea. Timorleste initiates arbitration proceedings under the. Ending a decadeslong conflict over access to oil and gas reserves in the timor sea on tuesday, australia and east timor made the first ever successful negotiations under the.318 916 485 1231 1567 1211 647 1428 840 688 1185 115 289 762 591 810 1283 1562 715 1120 1363 65 325 390 332 178 379 1544 241 1435 799 1450 648 1324 420 1360 504 547 670 650 734 295 222 1473 227 1380 857 329