Ana Tuiketei is an international lawyer and arbitrator who is the first Pacific counsel on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. She is the deputy director of the UK-based Institute of Small and Micro States, a Fellow with the Forum for International Conciliation & Arbitration, and formerly in the UK Commonwealth Secretariat Task Force on International Arbitration. She is admitted to the Tongan and Fijian Bar, and is an arbitrator in the Fiji Employment Arbitration Court (High Court).
Ana was the first Pacific Islander to be elected to the Defense and Membership Committee of the ICC Bar Association General and is the only female Pacific Islander listed as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration in China, and the South China International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong.
Ana is also the only Fijian female accredited World Rugby Judicial Officer, one of only two Pacific women that are Oceania Judicial Officers and the only Oceania International Rugby League Independent Chair. Ana is also listed as an arbitrator with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation and is on the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee Panel.
She is a member of the Women in Sports Law.
In her home country of Fiji, Ana has been involved in presenting before the Fiji Parliamentary Committees, drafting legislative reviews, Fiji’s procedural and strategic policies, and industry negotiations for regional institutions. Passionate about law reform, Ana has a wealth of extensive professional exposure not only limited to Fiji’s domestic public policy and private sector engagement, but with a reasonable degree of regional professional perspective, engagement, and experience. Ana sits on various Fijian and regional boards, including the Fiji Employment Relations Advisory Board, Fiji Sports Council, Fiji Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Save the Children’s Fund Fiji, and the Fiji Exporters Council. She is a Heart Ambassador for the internationally recognized Sai Prema Foundation Fiji. In 2017, Ana was awarded the Medal of the Order of Fiji by the President of Fiji for her national contributions.
Through her research, Ana aims to identify a peacebuilding approach or
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strategy that can be adapted to her home country.