Work Area: State-to-state

East Timor calls on Australia to negotiate sea border

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has been hosting a first-of-its-kind “compulsory conciliation” proceeding initiated by East Timor to resolve a maritime boundary dispute with Australia that touches on the fate of valuable oil and gas reserves.

13 September 2016

Malta wins claim over detained oil tanker

A tribunal in The Hague has ruled in favour of Malta in a claim against São Tomé and Príncipe over the detention of an oil tanker on smuggling charges.

12 September 2016

Uzbek state entities take Kyrgyzstan to ICSID

As Uzbekistan marks the end of the 25-year rule of its first president, four of its state entities have filed an ICSID claim against neighbouring Kyrgyzstan in a dispute over the management and operation of a tourist resort.

07 September 2016

US used arbitral settlement as “leverage” for prisoners

The settlement of a longstanding arbitral dispute between the United States and Iran over an aborted arms deal has become a contentious issue in the US presidential election, after the Obama administration admitted that a US$400 million payout to the Middle Eastern state was used as “leverage” to ensure the release of prisoners.

19 August 2016

Another Crimea panel in place at the PCA

An UNCITRAL tribunal has been formed to hear the first investment treaty claim by a Ukrainian state entity arising from Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, as hearings take place in similar cases brought by private investors at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

19 August 2016

Wood focuses on inter-state disputes in Lalive Lecture

The choice between arbitration and permanent courts to resolve the rising number of inter-state disputes was the subject of this year’s Lalive Lecture, delivered by Sir Michael Wood, the former principal legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office who now practises from 20 Essex Street in London. Lalive associate Tessa Hayes reports.

12 August 2016

Iranian oil award survives Israeli challenge

An Israeli state-owned entity has lost its challenge against a US$1.12 billion award that compensates Iran’s national oil company for crude oil deliveries made just before the Iranian revolution of 1979.

27 July 2016

South China Sea tribunal favours Philippines

12 July 2016

China rejects UNCLOS award

12 July 2016

Lithuania loses to Gazprom in Stockholm

23 June 2016

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