Supreme Court Judge Ronny Govinden Sworn In As Chief Justice

Supreme Court Judge Ronny Govinden has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by the Constitutional Appointments Authority. He was sworn in this morning in a ceremony at State House. In a short statement after the ceremony, Chief Justice Govinden highlighted that his priorities for an action plan include; promoting the rule of […]

Public Notice – Members of the Public Discouraged from Coming to Court if Not Summoned

To members of the public, please be advised that if you do not have any summons or if your name does not appear on the cause list, you should refrain from being at the court house if it is not necessary. Our courtrooms have limited space. This is due to the new sitting arrangement done [...]

Judge Melchior Vidot is Acting Chief Justice

Judge Melchior Vidot has taken up the role of Acting Chief Justice following outgoing Chief Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey submitting her letter of resignation to the President of the Republic, Danny Faure, on Thursday 1 October 2020. Judge Vidot will hold this position in the Supreme Court until the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA) appoints a […]

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 […]