“Fairness, dignity, equality and respect at the forefront of Seychelles’ democracy and criminal justice system,” says Chief Justice

Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, and Seychelles is not exempted. Seychelles as a whole – through its Police Force, Ministry of Employment, Internal Affairs, and the Criminal Justice system, […]

Outcomes of Constitution Roundtable Discussion 2022

To commemorate Constitution Day celebrated yearly on 18 June, the Judiciary hosted its annual Constitution Roundtable discussion, which aims to shed light on topics pertaining to law and current events. For its second edition which took place last month, a panel of legal professionals discussed: “the right to legal representation”. The focus of this debate […]

Constitution Roundtable 2022 – the Right to Legal Representation

The right to legal representation was the topic of the second Constitution Round Table discussion held on Friday 17 June 2022 at the auditorium of the Palais de Justice building, gathering attorneys and pupils, law students, members of various local organisations involved in overseeing and upholding the law, as well as members of the media. […]

Magistrates Court Welcomes Three Seychellois Women Magistrates

The Judiciary of Seychelles recently welcomed three new Seychellois women Magistrates to its team, as part of its ongoing efforts to localize posts, and promote equality and empowerment within the institutions. Magistrate Emily Gonthier and Magistrate Kelly Louise both took their oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Wednesday 8 June 2022 in the […]

Neesha Monthy Called to the Bar as Attorney at Law

Neesha Monthy took her oaths before Chief Justice Rony Govinden on 1 June 2022 in court room 1 with a few colleagues, friends, and family in attendance. In attendance were colleagues from the Attorney General’s office where she did her two year pupillage starting in March 2020. Mr. Georges Thachett, Muhammad Saley, and Stefan Knights […]

Larah Michaud Takes Oaths as New Magistrate

Larah Michaud was sworn in as a new Magistrate in a small ceremony before family and colleagues on Thursday 12 May 2022. She read out her oaths before Chief Justice Rony Govinden, who explained that she was the best candidate presented to the panel for this role. He congratulated her on this important milestone, and […]

Chief Justice’s Message on World Press Freedom Day 2022

On this World Press Freedom Day, we examine the media landscape while also celebrating this fourth estate meant to promote democracy and freethinking. In recent years, particular attention has been given to the role of media systems in shaping people’s understanding of institutions like the Judiciary, and public affairs. This is especially true when breaking […]

Judiciary Newsletter : fourth edition for the Fourth Estate in honor of World Press Freedom Day

The Judiciary of Seychelles has released their fourth edition of their bi-monthly newsletter with a message from the Chief Justice in honor of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated yearly on 3 May. The edition is packed with news and updates on various events which took place during the April court vacation, and trainings that were […]

Prosecutors Take Their Oaths

Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s office took their oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Tuesday 26 April 2022, putting them on par with other officers in the AG’s office such as State Counsels and others. While this was not in practice before, an amendment has been made so that Prosecutors can also commit […]

Judges and Magistrates Updated on Criminal and Civil Asset Recovery in Money Laundering Cases

Judges of the Supreme Court, Magistrates, and the Judiciary legal research team received an overview of the (inter) national fight against corruption, the laws on corruption, evidence, and procedure applicable to trials for corruption offences. Honorable Sir Anthony Hooper, former Lord Justice of the High Court of England and Wales, and Jeanne Hauch, Technical Specialist, […]