New Frontiers: Timor-Leste’s Historic Conciliation on Maritime Boundaries (30 August 2018, Dili, Timor-Leste)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

The MBO published a book revealing Timor-Leste’s experience of the first ever compulsory conciliation process under the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that led to the signing of the new Maritime Boundary Treaty, and a new chapter in Timor-Leste’s pursuit of full sovereignty. The book has been produced in Portuguese, English and Tetun. Chief Negotiator, H.E. Xanana Gusmão, launched the book at the Timorese Resistance and Archive Museum on 30 August 2018 – the 19th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s independence referendum, and the one year anniversary of the breakthrough in-principle maritime boundary agreement signed in Copenhagen. The book was also launched by the Chief Negotiator in Lisbon, Portugal on 19 October.