New Pupil Admitted as Attorney at Law in Formal Ceremony

Asiyath Aishath Afif, aged 26, was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and Judge Mohan Burhan, with the assistance of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Juliana Esticot. Ms. Afif passed her Bar Exam in November 2018, and was under the […]

Judiciary Appoints New Director for Legal Affairs and Senior Legal Researcher

Lionel Garrick Lionel O. Garrick has been appointed Director of Legal Affairs in the Judiciary of Seychelles. In 2016, Garrick was a legal consultant to the Government of Seychelles by the Investment Climate Facility/African Development Bank (ICF/AfDB) to work on the review of the Companies Act of Seychelles. In January 2020, Garrick was appointed as […]

A Soft Reopening of Courts Ceremony Will Take Place on 15 February 2021

The annual reopening of the courts ceremony will now take place on Monday 15 February at 9.30AM in Court Room 1 of the Supreme Court, Palais de Justice. A ‘soft opening’ was chosen by the Chief Justice’s Office as an appropriate alternative to the traditionally grand ceremony, after the formal reopening scheduled for early January […]

Updated Operations During COVID-19 Community Outbreak

Although our formal reopening of the Supreme Court was not possible this year due to restriction on gatherings, access to justice is a priority for the Judiciary and we remain operational. We usually host a church service followed by a procession of the Judges around the Clocktower and Independence Avenue and a formal ceremony in […]


Due to the new measures put in place by the President and the Public Health Authority, the Judiciary of Seychelles is taking all precautions necessary to curb the spread of the virus in the community and therefore has found it necessary to activate the second phase of its COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan. As part of the […]

Judiciary Announces Its Theme for 2021: “For peace, cultivate justice”

On this International Human Rights Day, the Judiciary of Seychelles announces its guiding theme, “For peace, cultivate justice” (pacem, colunt justitiam) to reinforce the need for continued peace building, accountability, and restorative justice as the country continues to grow democratically.   The reopening of the courts is set for Monday 11 January 2021, which will […]

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 […]