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Timor Sea dispute: Timor-Leste is running out of time

Earlier this year, Timor-Leste initiated United Nations Compulsory Conciliation (UNCC) proceedings under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to assist in resolving its maritime boundary dispute with Australia. While Australia disputed the jurisdiction of the UNCC, the Conciliation Commission issued a decision last month that it was competent to continue with conciliation proceedings.
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