New Justice of Appeal Justice Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake Sworn In

Hon. Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, Ph.D., was sworn into his new role as Justice of Appeal on the Court of Appeal on Thursday 13 August.  During the swearing-in ceremony at State House in front of President Danny Faure, the Honourable Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake took two Oaths; The Oath of Allegiance […]

Masks mandatory on Judiciary premises as of Monday 3 August 2020

The Judiciary of Seychelles wishes to inform members of the public and all lawyers that wearing face masks inside judiciary premises will be mandatory as from next week, Monday 3 August 2020. Members of the public not wearing face masks will not be permitted to enter the premises. The Judiciary already enforces screening measures such […]

24 JULY 2020 – Examination for Admission of Attorney-At-Law Legal Practitioner’s Act

The Bar Exam will be held from 21 September to 2 October 2020 at the Palais de Justice. The exam is administered by the Supreme Court and runs only once a year for any law graduates who would like to become an attorney in Seychelles. The exam is a mandatory precursor to the two year pupillage […]

24 JULY 2020 – Cause List for the Court of Appeal’s First Session

The Seychelles Court of Appeal will be in session this August 2020. The first session will run from Monday 3 August to Friday 21 August. The Court of Appeal generally has 3 sessions a year (in April, August and December) when it hears appeals and applications. The Seychelles Court of Appeal is the highest court […]

8 JULY 2020 – SUMMARY OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONS DELIVERED IN 2019

On 18 June, Seychelles celebrated the adoption of the 1993 Constitution. Article 119 (2) of the Constitution provides that the “Judiciary shall be independent and be subject only to this Constitution and the other laws of Seychelles.” The Constitutional Court hears matters relating to the interpretation and application of the Constitution, providing practical and substantive […]

6 JULY 2020 – JOB VACANCY FOR LEGAL RESEARCHER

The Judiciary of Seychelles is recruiting a Legal Researcher to take up a position within the Supreme Court producing research on Seychelles, foreign, and international law for the purpose of assisting individual judges with their cases and legal issues affecting the Judiciary. Researchers are expected to be able to write detailed case briefs with legal [...]

3 JULY 2020 – JUDICIARY APPOINTS NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

The Judiciary has appointed Sasha-Lee Marivel as its new Public Relations Officer effective 2 July 2020. Marivel, who holds a Curtin Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, will facilitate our mandate to strengthen our relationship with the media and the public. She is based at the Supreme Court, Ile du Port, under the Chief Justice’s […]

1 JUNE 2020 – JUSTICE ANTHONY FERNANDO SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

President Danny Faure appointed Justice of Appeal Anthony Fernando as the President of the Seychelles Court of Appeal today, following the recommendation of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, pursuant with Article 123 of the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles. Justice Fernando took the Oaths of Allegiance to the Constitution and the Judicial Oath before the […]

29 MAY 2020: 1-12 JUNE 2020 – RESUMPTION OF COURT HEARINGS

On 1 June 2020, the Judiciary of Seychelles will begin to resume regular hearings in the Supreme Court, Magistrates’ Courts and Tribunals. From 1 June to 12 June 2020 the Supreme Court will hear priority cases and selected scheduled cases on both Mahe and Praslin. The health and well-being of Judiciary staff and court users [...]

29 MAY 2020: RELOCATION OF THE VICTORIA MAGISTRATES’ COURT TO THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE

RELOCATION OF THE VICTORIA MAGISTRATES’ COURT TO THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE Please take note that effective 1 June 2020, and in terms of the Courts (Magistrate’ Courts) Notice 2020, the Victoria Magistrates’ Court will be based in the Supreme Court Building and Annex, Palais de Justice, Ile De Port until further notice. If you are [...]