Upcoming Seminars and Conferences
Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea: Perspectives in International Law
Where: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, Auditorium 1-3
When: Monday 15 February 2016, 10am to 5pm
public seminar will examine the ongoing dispute over maritime
boundaries between Australia and Timor-Leste. Panelists will include
invited experts in international law, and representatives of the
governments of Australia and Timor-Leste. Topics will include the
historical context of the dispute, comparative boundary determinations,
perspectives in international law, and updates on the current court
cases. Bringing together academic and legal experts and this seminar
will provide balanced and objective academic commentary on this
significant and long-running issue.
9.30am-10.00am Coffee and Welcome
10.00am -1.00pm Session 1: Perspectives in International Law, Expert Panel
Professor Don Rothwell, Professor of International Law, Head of School
ANU College of Law, (40 minute presentation, 15 minutes questions)
'Australia and Maritime Delimitation vis-a-vis Neighbouring States'
I Made Andi Arsana, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, (40 minute presentation, 15 minutes questions) 'An historical
survey of Indonesia’s maritime boundary agreements'
Professor Don K. Anton, Professor of International Law, Griffith
University Law School, (40 minute presentation, 15 minutes questions)
Vienna Convention and maritime boundary negotiations between Australia
– 2.30pm representative of the Australian Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade, TBC (30 minute presentation, 15 minutes
1.45-3.15 pm Session 2: National Perspectives
3.15pm Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to
Australia, Abel Guterres (30 minute presentation, 15 minutes
3.30-4.30pm Session 3: Joint Panel - Paths Forward Q&A
Moderated panel of all speakers
Registration: Attendance is free but places are limited, so please pre-register for this event by double clicking here.
Questions from the floor
This public seminar is jointly hosted by the Castan Centre for Human Rights, the School of Social Sciences at Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology.
A separate public event at the State Library of Victoria will also be
held on Tuesday 16 February from 12 - 2pm as part of Monash’s School of
Social Science program addressing the social development implications
of the Timor Sea dispute.
Crocodiles in the Timor Sea: development and socio-economic implications of the maritime resources dispute
Date: Tuesday 16 February
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
Attendance is free
This forum will
explore the development and socio-economic implications of the maritime
resources dispute in the Timor Sea. The negotiations that have occurred
between Australia, Timor-Leste and Indonesia over the petroleum
reserves in the Timor Sea have ongoing impacts on relations between
these three close neighbours particularly development of the new nation
implications of current international negotiations and legal disputes
are huge. Independent Timorese NGO watchdog Lao Hamutuk, estimates that
the total amount of oil revenue received by the Australian government
between 1999 and 2014 which they believe should belong to Timor-Leste
is just under five billion U.S. dollars (USD$5 000 000 000). The
national development implications and the socio-economic impact on the
Timorese will be discussed by three speakers with long-term experience
in Timor Leste.
- Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmao AO:
- Professor Brett Inder: Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
- Dr Sara Niner, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
This public seminar is hosted by the Monash University Anthropology Program in the School of Social Sciences
Registration: Attendance is free but places are limited, so please pre-register for this event by using this Google Form link.
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