Bar Examinations start on 29 November 2021

The Bar Examination will be held from 29 November to 10 December 2021 with exams starting at 9.00am each scheduled day the Palais de Justice. See exam schedule below. Candidates who intend to sit the examinations should apply to the Registrar of the Supreme Court before 29 October 2021 and enclose a certified copy of […]

Two New Supreme Court Judges Sworn In

Mr. Brassel John Adeline and Mr. David Simon Esparon have been appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court with effect today Thursday 29 July 2021. A swearing in ceremony took place this morning at State House in the presence of the President of the Republic Wavel Ramkalawan, President of the Court of Appeal Justice Anthony […]

Sexual Offences Bill 2021 – Proposed Model Law by the Child Law Reform Committee

Read the Sexual Offences Bill 2021, Proposed Law prepared as part of the recommendations of the Child Law Reform Committee here. You can also read the Child Law Reform Committee’s Report submitted to the President in June 2021 here.

Agreement Signed for Refurbishment of Palais de Justice Exteriors

A signing ceremony between the Government of Seychelles and China took place on Tuesday 15 June 2021 in the Supreme Court lobby for works to take place for the refurbishment of the Palais de Justice façade and all exteriors of the building on Ile du Port. The ceremony took place with the following signatories; Chief […]

Judiciary hosts first media workshop for World Press Freedom Day

The Judiciary unveiled their new Media Access Guidelines during an interactive workshop led by the Public Relations and Legal team. The aim is for journalists to understand the judicial process in order to improve coverage of court cases. Stakeholders such as the Attorney General’s office, the Media Commission, and the University of Seychelles were also […]

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 bids farewell to Magistrate Mariam Ng’hwani

The Judiciary of Seychelles bid farewell to Magistrate Mariam Ng’hwani last week as she concluded her time serving the Magistrates Court since she was first appointed in March 2011. In an intimate gathering held on Friday 9 April at the Palais de Justice, fellow Magistrates were able to say a few words to Magistrate Ng’hwani […]

A l’Occasion de la Journée de la Francophonie: Métissage des lois Seychelloises

L’histoire Les Seychelles ont un héritage de double colonisation; d’abord par la France avec l’installation des premiers colonisateurs en 1770, puis par la Grande-Bretagne dans les années 1800. Le résultat est une micro-juridiction qui combine à la fois le droit civil français et la « common law » d’Angleterre. Trois grands codes napoléoniens, adoptés par ordre du […]

WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL – On Women Delivering Justice

Some of the women Justices, Judges, and Magistrates of the Judiciary of Seychelles examine the subject of ‘women delivering justice’. What is it like to practice law as a woman, and is there equity? They also share their observations, and message for all women on this important day.  Justice of Court of Appeal Dr Mathilda […]

WOMEN’S DAY 2021 – “Gender equality is achievable” says Chief Justice Ronny Govinden

This is the official message from the Office of the Chief Justice on the occasion of Women’s Day 2021: The theme chosen by the United Nations for this year’s women’s day is “Women in leadership; Achieving an equal future in a Covid -19 world”. This is a very pertinent theme as it depicts the challenges […]