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judge , Western Samoan diplomat

Tuiloma Neroni Slade, judge, Western Samoan diplomat. Certified barrister, solicitor. UNITAR fellow Hague Academy International Law and United Nations Legal Office, 1971, Canadian International Development Agency fellow, 1973. Member New Zealand Law Society, Western Samoa Law Society, Commonwealth Lawyers' Association.


Slade, Tuiloma Neroni was born on April 8, 1941 in Western Samoa.


Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.


Private practice as lawyer, Wellington, New Zealand, 1967-1968. Legal counsel attorney-general's office Government of Western Samoa, 1969-1973. Parliamentary counsel, 1973-1975.

Attorney general Government of Western Samoa, 1976-1982. Assistant director legal division Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1983-1993. Ambassador, permanent representative of Western Samoa United Nations, 1993—2003.

Judge International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, since 2003. Leader Western Samoa delegation 3d United Nations Conference Law of Sea, 1973-1976. Chairman Pacific Forum Shipping Line, 1978-1982.

Acting chief of justice Western Samoa, 1980-1982. Counsel to Constitutional Commission Inquiry on Banaban People in Republic of Kiribati, 1984. Chairman 1st South Pacific Law Conference, Western Samoa, 1986.

Legal consultant South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency, Solomon Islands, 1989.


  • Certified barrister, solicitor.


  • Other Work

    • Joint-editor Commonwealth Law Bulletin. Member editorial committee Law Reports Commonwealth. Compiler, editor Western Samoa Law Reports.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member New Zealand Law Society, Western Samoa Law Society, Commonwealth Lawyers' Association.


Married Jeanne Schoenberger. 1 child, Priscilla Penni.

Jeanne Schoenberger

Priscilla Penni Slade