Timor-Leste commences maritime boundary talks with Indonesia. Formal negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the States are due to commence in 2016.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Timor-Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo agree during an official visit that the two States will commence permanent maritime boundary negotiations.
After Australia returns all of the seized documents and data, Timor-Leste confirms that it will discontinue the case before the International Court of Justice. At the same time, Timor-Leste indicates its intention to reactivate the espionage arbitration proceedings against Australia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Australia and Timor-Leste request the Arbitral Tribunal in the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice to adjourn the respective proceedings, so that the parties can pursue negotiations and attempt an amicable settlement of the dispute.
In its Provisional Measures order, the International Court of Justice orders that Australia must not use Timor-Leste's documents and data seized during the raid at Collaery Law offices and keep them sealed and that it must not interfere in the communications between Timor-Leste and its lawyers.
Timor-Leste asks the Arbitral Tribunal in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague to adjudge and declare that the 2006 CMATS treaty is void, and that the 2002 Timor Sea Treaty remains valid and operative in its original terms.
Australian security and intelligence officers search and raid the home of Bernard Collaery and seize Timor-Leste's documents and other data from his law office including legal advice concerning the espionage arbitration proceedings. This raid becomes the subject of separate proceedings commenced by Timor-Leste in the International Court of Justice.
Timor-Leste initiates arbitration proceedings against Australia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, pursuant to the Timor Sea Treaty and relating to the espionage claims during the CMATS negotiations.
Under CMATS, both Australia and Timor-Leste have the opportunity to unilaterally terminate CMATS on or after this date, as there is no jointly approved development plan for the Greater Sunrise field in place.
Timor-Leste becomes a party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
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