Global Court Takes up Border Dispute between East Timor and Australia


Senior researcher Dr. Aaron Matta commented on a lengthy maritime border dispute between Australia and East Timor that has put relations between the two countries under strain. Conciliation efforts proved to be complicated, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has now taken up the case, despite Australia’s claim that it does not have the jurisdiction.

“The commission will be involved in a process for creating a positive relationship between the two sides to try and bring them together to the table.”

Dr. Aaron Matta, senior researcher

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