Eselealofa Apinelu

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Eselealofa 'Ese' Apinelu is a Tuvaluan lawyer and sports official. She was appointed as the Attorney General of Tuvalu in 2008.[1][2][3] She is also President of the Tuvalu Volleyball Federation,[4] and was the manager of Tuvalu's volleyball team at the 2003 South Pacific Games.[5] She was the President of the Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASNOC) from 2013 to 2015.[6][7]

She attended The Cathedral School, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[8] She graduated as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania in 1998.[9] In 2012 she was an executive member of the South Pacific Lawyers' Association (SPLA) and the Chair of the SPLA Women in the Law Committee.[10]


  1. ^ "Human Rights Council: Third Universal Periodic Review", UNHCR, December 2008
  2. ^ "Tuvalu commits to human rights", Pacific Law Database, December 16, 2008
  3. ^ "Human Rights Council adopted the UPR outcomes of Tuvalu". United Nations Information Centre Canberra. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Oceania Asia Zonal Association", Asian Volleyball Confederation
  5. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games – Volleyball"
  6. ^ "Directory 2013" (PDF). Pacific Games Council. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Taumaheke, Kuata (9 March 2015). "TASNOC is under new leadership" (PDF). Fenui News. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Education (General Provisions) (Approval of Enrolment) (No. 1)" (PDF). The State of Queensland. 1993. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  9. ^ University of Tasmania
  10. ^ "NewSPLAsh" (PDF). South Pacific Lawyers' Association. October 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2015.