International Court of Justice decision
Timor Leste v Australia

4 March 2014

The Australian Government is pleased with the decision of the International Court of Justice in Timor-Leste v Australia, delivered at The Hague overnight, refusing Timor-Leste’s application for the delivery up of the documents taken into possession by ASIO, in execution of a search warrant in Canberra in December 2013.

The order of the Court extended, until the final hearing of the case, undertakings which were offered by Australia during the course of the hearing. These orders will, of course, be complied with. This is a good outcome for Australia.