Bar Vocational Course 2024 – Application Form Available, Deadline by 26 March

Commencement of the Bar Vocational Course The Judiciary of Seychelles announces that the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) for 2024 will commence on 11 April, 2024. The BVC is designed to give law graduates who are desirous of becoming Attorneys-at-law the necessary foundation in the Seychelles legal system and laws to prepare them to sit the […]

December 2023 Newsletter: Certificate Ceremony, Trainings, Events, and the Chief Justice’s End of Year Message

We present you the final newsletter for the year 2023, which you can read by clicking here. The Chief Justice’s office also gives you the End of Year message of the Chief Justice below: As we draw the curtains on another eventful year, I am honored to reflect on the unwavering commitment and dedicated efforts […]

Ketlynn Marie Admitted to the Bar As Attorney at Law

In a ceremony on Monday 27 November 2023 that filled every seat of Court room 1 of the Supreme Court on Ile du Port, Ketlynn Marie was admitted to the Bar before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, Judge Mohan Burhan, and Judge Brassel Adeline. Colleagues of hers from the Attorney General’s office, where she did […]

Chief Justice Govinden and Seychelles Judiciary Delegation Participates in Southern and Eastern Africa Chief Justices’ Forum

Arusha, Tanzania – Seychelles’ Chief Justice Rony Govinden, along with Supreme Court Judge Brassel Adeline, Director of Legal Affairs Lionel Garrick, and Assistant to the Criminal Registry Marie-Angel Bare, joined esteemed judicial leaders from the Southern and Eastern Africa region at the Chief Justices’ Forum and Annual General Meeting. The event took place from October […]

Exploring Synergies: Seychelles Media Commission and Judiciary’s ‘Editor’s Forum’ Sheds Light on Trainings and Collaborative Possibilities

In a dynamic collaboration, the Seychelles Media Commission joined forces with the Judiciary of Seychelles for an Editor’s Forum, a half-day session aimed at media heads and journalists. Held on Thursday 9 November 2023 at the Palais de Justice auditorium, the event delved into the strides made in reporting on various crimes and court cases, […]

NOVEMBER 2023 EXAMS FOR ADMISSIONS OF ATTORNEY AT LAW: Schedule and Rules

The Examination for admission of Attorney at Law (Bar Exam) has been confirmed to be held from Monday 20 November 2023 to 1 December 2023 in the Training Room of the Supreme Court Annex on Ile du Port. Persons taking the exams are to first report to the Palais de Justice auditorium between 8:30 and […]

Historical Moment: Magistrate Andy Asba Sworn In As First Chief Magistrate

Senior Magistrate Andy Asba was officially sworn into the role of Chief Magistrate – the first appointment in this post title for the Seychelles Judiciary. This appointment is a result of thorough evaluation of the Magistrate’s extensive background and experience, and stands as a testament to the Judiciary’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the effectiveness of […]

Justice of Appeal, Dr. Mathilda Twomey, Unveils New Evidence Manual for Judicial Officers

A new evidence manual for judicial officers was unveiled at the Palais de Justice auditorium on Friday 29 September 2023. The academic work, “A Practical Approach to Evidence for Judicial Officers – Common law sources and African applications”,  is the result of a collaborative effort involving Justice of Appeal, Dr. Mathilda Twomey, as the main […]

Exams for Admissions of Attorney at Law: Registration Open Until 20 October 2023

The Examination for admission of Attorney at Law will be held from 20 November 2023 to 1 December 2023 at the Palais de Justice. All eligible candidates who wish to sit the examinations should register with the Registrar of the Supreme Court no later than 20 October 2023, enclosing a certified copy of their certificate […]

September Newsletter: Mock Trials, Legal and Wellness Workshops, and Miss Regatta

We invite you to read the tenth edition of the Judiciary newsletter; this September 2023 issue includes news on the latest internal initiatives of the Judiciary, Attorneys called to the Bar, activities undertaken, new staff, and more. To view the newsletter PDF, click here.

Salina Sinon Admitted to the Bar as Attorney at Law

In a ceremony before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, and Judge Gustave Dodin, lawyer Salina Sinon took her oaths and was admitted to the Bar of Seychelles as a registered Attorney. The event, which took place on Tuesday 19 September 2023 at the Supreme Court, saw colleagues, family, and friends join for the occasion. President […]

International Day of Democracy: Empowering the Next Generation

This year’s International Day of Democracy theme, “Empowering the Next Generation,” highlights the vital role of young people in safeguarding and shaping our democratic future. Young individuals bring innovation, creativity, and fresh perspectives that enrich our societies. Their active participation in democratic processes fosters responsible citizenship and strengthens democratic institutions. Young people today are the […]

Ephna Peggy Chang-Thiou Admitted to the Bar as Attorney at Law

In a ceremony before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Anthony Fernando, Chief Justice Rony Govinden, and Judge Brassel Adeline, lawyer Ephna Peggy Chang-Thiou took her oaths and was admitted to the Bar of Seychelles as a registered Attorney.  The event, which took place on Thursday 17 August 2023 at the Supreme Court, […]

Driver/Messenger Protocol Training: Professionalism at the Wheel

In a quest to elevate the standards of service within the Judiciary, a half-day training session was organized on Thursday 20 July 2023 for our dedicated Drivers, Messengers, and Transport Officers. The training, led by Mr. John Figaro, Head Protocol Chauffeur in Protocol Section in the Foreign Affairs Department, supported by Mr. Channel Quatre and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the Judiciary of Seychelles

The Judiciary hosted a talk and screenings on Wednesday 19 July 2023 led by Ministry of Health program manager Mrs. Gina Michel together with a certified nurse, with the aim of raising awareness about this widespread disease. With Seychelles experiencing its own unique battle against cancer, this event served as a catalyst for promoting early […]

Honoring International Justice Day: Progress, Precedence, and a Path Forward

Message from the Chief Justice’s office on the occasion of International Justice Day 17 July 2023 As we join the global community in celebrating International Justice Day today, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable progress and enduring commitment of Seychelles’ legal system. Our nation’s legal landscape has witnessed remarkable transformations throughout its […]

Project Handover for Phase 1 Partitioning of the Palais de Justice Attic

On Friday 14 July 2023, a handing over ceremony took place between the Seychelles Infrastructural Agency, contractors, and the Judiciary for the first phase of ongoing partitioning work in the Palais de Justice attic. The handing-over in the Supreme Court auditorium consisted of the official signing of the documents of the Partitioning work by the […]

July Judiciary Newsletter: 120 Years of the Supreme Court, Constitution Day, Exchange with Tanzania, and Staff News

For the ninth edition of our Judiciary newsletter, we bring to you a summary of our activities hosted for Constitution Day and 120 Years of the Supreme Court, our work exchange with the Tanzanian Judiciary, new appointments and oath taking, and internal staff news. Read the July 2023 newsletter by clicking here.

Events Celebrating 30 Years of the Constitution and 120 Years of the Supreme Court

This year Seychelles is commemorating 30 years of the Constitution and 120 years of the Supreme Court. In order to celebrate, the Judiciary of Seychelles collaborated with other agencies to organize three separate events that target different portions of society throughout the month of June. Here is a quick summary of the events that took […]

New Marriage Officers Take Their Oaths

A group of 19 Civil Status Officers who will be performing duties as wedding officiants took their official oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Friday 23 June at the Palais de Justice. This oath also ensures they take their oaths of allegiance to serve the Republic as officers who fall under the purview […]

Pupil State Counsel, Public Prosecutor, and Legal Officer for Fair Trade Take Their Oaths

Pupil State Counsel Ria Elisa Anne Alcindor and Public Prosecutor Kimberly Shamira d’Offay took their oaths before Chief Justice Rony Govinden in chambers on Wednesday 31 May 2023 before the Assistant Head of Criminal Registry and Principal State Counsel Mr. George Thatchett. In addition, legal officer Ramia Deera Charles also took her oaths before the […]

Tanzanian – Seychelles’ working visit: “Strengthening our Judiciaries”

Five delegates from the Tanzanian Judiciary paid a working visit to the Judiciary of Seychelles regarding enhancing cooperation, and particularly sharing human resources and best practices between both institutions. The delegation consisted of: Head of delegation – Chief Registrar of the Judiciary of Tanzania, Wilbert Chuma Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Sylvester Kainda Director […]

30 Years of the Constitution Promoting Press Freedom

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day and as we celebrate 30 years of the Constitution this year, we take time to reflect on the development of press and media rights over the last three decades and how the Courts have been instrumental in protecting press freedom. Seychelles has experienced a significant evolution of […]

April 2023 Newsletter – Internal Updates and Handing Over of Tiling Project Phase 2

We bring to you the eighth edition of the Judiciary Newsletter, which provides you with updates on our internal operations, Attorneys being admitted to the Bar, taking of Oaths and other staff news. You can view this edition of the newsletter by clicking here.

February Newsletter – World Social Justice Day

We are reproducing our February 2023 newsletter here, which we first released on 21 February 2023 in honor of World Social Justice Day. Due to technical difficulties with our website, the previous link has expired and the newsletter can now be viewed by clicking here. 

Senior Legal Officer and Process Server Take Their Oaths

Two people took their oaths this week before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden. Hazel Angelique Naiken took her oaths as a Senior Legal Officer for the Fair Trading Commission on Tuesday 28 March 2023. In addition, Willy Tony Philoe took his oaths as Process Server for the office of Curator on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Senior State Counsel Barry Galinoma Takes His Oaths

Barry Ernest Galinoma took his oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Monday 20 March 2023 before colleagues and the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Mr. Galinoma will be serving as Senior State Counsel at the Attorney General’s office.

Fair Trading Commission Legal Officers, Notary and State Counsel Take Their Oaths

A group of young women took their Oaths before the Chief Justice and colleagues on 13 March 2023 at Palais de Justice. Kelly d’Offay took her oaths to practice as a Notary, and Leanne Nourrice took her oaths to perform duties as a State Counsel within the Attorney General’s office. Four other women took their […]

Award Ceremony for SIAD Students and Cancer Concern Special Collect

The Judiciary hosted a prize giving ceremony on Friday 27 January 2023 for the seven students who participated in the very first art competition for the Supreme Court. The ceremony also served to hand over funds collected for the Cancer Concern Association during the church service on the occasion of the Reopening of the Supreme […]

Kimberly Pillay and Kwantema Simara Admitted to the Bar as Attorneys at Law

Kimberly Pillay and Kwantema Simara were both admitted to the Bar on Thursday 19 January 2023 in a ceremony in Court Room 1 before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, where they took their oaths. Both lawyers were accompanied by fellow colleagues, family, and friends for this special occasion. Ms. Pillay completed her 2 year pupillage […]

Photographs: Reopening Event Ends on High Note with Guard of Honour and Chief Justice’s Speech

The official Reopening of the Supreme Court series of events culminates at the Palais de Justice building, where the Chief Justice proceeds to the Observation of the Guard of Honour. The Chief Justice then greets everyone, and thereafter the Judicial Officers, Attorneys, and Court staff pose for souvenir photograph on the steps of the building. […]

Photographs: Relive the Prestigious Parade of Judicial Officers and Court Staff in Victoria

As tradition would have it, every year for the Reopening of the Supreme Court, all the Judicial officers and court staff have a parade through the streets of Victoria. It begins from the church gates, down Independence Avenue and all the way back up to the clocktower through State House avenue. This procession ends with […]

Photographs: Close Up on the Supreme Court Church Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral

For the occasion of the Reopening of the Supreme Court on Tuesday 10 January 2023, a church service was hosted as per the tradition at the St. Paul’s Cathedral in central Victoria. We bring you up close and personal with these photographs of the service:

“Justice First”: Supreme Court Hosts a Grand Ceremonious Reopening

The Reopening of the Supreme Court 2023 was an auspicious event marked by notable traditions such as the procession of Judges, Magistrates, and court staff through Independence Avenue and the inspection of the Guard of Honour by the Chief Justice outside the Palais de Justice building. These ceremonious aspects of the event were put on […]

December Newsletter: Season’s Greetings from the Judiciary

The Judiciary of Seychelles welcomes you to read the final newsletter for the year 2022 which wraps up the few events and initiatives held in the last few months. This edition also features the Chief Justice’s end of year message. Click here to view the full newsletter.

Judiciary Marks Festive Season with Certificate Presentation Ceremony

Various Judiciary staff received certificates to mark their achievements in years of consecutive service, completion of courses and trainings, and also for their active participation in staff related initiatives. There were staff awarded certificates in General Management, Supervisory Skills, Human Resource Planning, and Customer Service Excellence, to name a few. Staff who had five years […]

Olivia Vel Called to The Bar As Attorney at Law

Olivia Vel was called to the Bar as a legally registered Attorney at Law on Wednesday 14 December 2022 before the Chief Justice Rony Goviden in Court Room 1. She was accompanied by her pupil master, lawyer Frank Elizabeth, and took her oaths before the Court. Olivia Vel grew up in England where she obtained […]

New State Counsels and Public Prosecutors at the Attorney General’s Office

On Wednesday 14 December, five new Public Prosecutors and State Counsels took their oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, in the presence of Principal State Counsel for the AG’s Office, Muhammed Saley, other colleagues, and family in the Chief Justice’s office. They are Chloe Albert, Sophie Vel, Jules Sinon, Dericka Figaro, and Mickela Marie. […]

‘Celebrating our wins and focusing on vulnerable persons in our community’, Human Rights Day Message

Human Rights Day message from the Chief Justice’s Office, 10 December 2022 “As we commemorate Human Rights Day, we have to acknowledge how fortunate Seychelles is in its respect for human rights, which are inherent to all human beings regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Seychelles is rated ‘free’ […]

New Notary Takes His Oaths

Mr. Olivier Chang-Leng took his oaths on Friday 2 December 2022 before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden in order to be able to perform duties as a registered and legal Notary. The short swearing in took place before the Chief Justice, Registrar of Supreme Court, and colleagues and family.

Wellness Session to Commemorate Men’s Day

The Judiciary hosted a wellness session in honor of Men’s Day on Friday 18 November at the Palais de Justice auditorium focused on stress management for all the men working at the institution. Celebrated yearly on 19 November, Men’s Day serves to raise awareness on men’s positive contributions to society, their mental health, and wellbeing. […]

New Notary and Pupil State Counsel Take Their Oaths

Ms. Parmantier and Mr. Francois took their oaths today before Chief Justice Rony Govinden for their respective new duties. Ms. Parmantier is now a licensed Notary. Mr. Francois is now a pupil at the Attorney General’s office. The short ceremonies took place in the Chief Justice’s chambers on Friday 11 November 2022 in the presence […]

TRANSFER OF CHILD MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS TO THE FAMILY TRIBUNAL

The Judiciary of Seychelles and the Agency for Social Protection (ASP) wish to inform the public that the payment and collection of child maintenance (Alimony) will be transferred to the Family Tribunal effective Monday 9 January 2023. The Agency for Social Protection will stop these services on Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue from 30 December […]

Public Prosecutors Take Their Oaths

New public Prosecutor Naomi Derjacques took her oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Thursday 29 September 2022, in the presence of fellow colleagues and the Attorney General Mr. Frank Ally. The short ceremony in the Chief Justice’s chambers also included the taking of oaths of public Prosecutor Stellamaris Napier, who has just been […]

New Notaries Take Their Oaths

Lawyers Amanda Jane Faure and Zara Pardiwalla took their oaths before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Thursday 22 September 2022 to perform their new duties as notaries. The short ceremony took place in the Chief Justice’s office, and in the presence of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, their fellow colleagues, and guarantors.  

Judiciary reflects on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III accession

As the world continues to mourn the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II with the public state funeral taking place this morning of Monday 19 September, the Judiciary of Seychelles reflects on the time Seychelles was under British rule, its transition into independence, and Britain’s legacy and positive influence on our country’s legal system. […]

September Newsletter: Notable Cases, Staff Trainings, and More

For this month’s Judiciary Newsletter, we bring you for the first time a new section dedicated to notable case summaries from the Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court, and Supreme Court. In this edition, the subjects of these cases touch on medical practice, land ownership, and voter rights – three topics that are of high public […]

“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, […]

Nisha Alleear Admitted as Attorney at Law

Nisha Alleear was admitted as an Attorney at Law before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden and Supreme Court Judge, Mohan Burhan, in Court Room 1 on Monday 11 April 2022. In attendance was Mr. Bernard George, with whom she did her pupilage, her colleagues and family. One special guest included her father, retired Chief Justice […]

Judiciary Hosts Official Handing Over Ceremony of Renovations of Palais de Justice

The Judiciary hosted an official handing over ceremony on Friday 8 April 2022 to mark the completion of the renovation works undertaken on the façade and in the courtrooms of the Palais de Justice building. In attendance for this occasion was the Minister for Land and Housing, Mr. Billy Rangasamy, her Excellency the Ambassador for […]

Justice Samia Andre Sworn in as a Justice of Appeal

Justice Samia Andre was sworn in as a new Justice of the Court of Appeal on Thursday 7 April 2022. In a ceremony held at State House, she took her oaths before the President of the Republic, Wavel Ramkalawan, Vice President Ahmed Afif, members of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, Chief Justice Rony Govinden, and colleague […]

Valery Freminot Takes Her Oaths as Attorney at Law

Valery Wendy Freminot took her oaths before Chief Justice Rony Govinden in Court Room 1 before a handful of family, friends, and colleagues on Wednesday 30 March 2022. Freminot completed her pupillage at the law firm Pardiwalla Twomey Lablache from March 2020 to date. She did an LLB at the University of Seychelles and passed […]

Magistrate Andy Asba appointed as Senior Magistrate

Magistrate Andy Asba took his oaths on Monday 28 March 2022 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden, appointing him as a Senior Magistrate. He has been a Magistrate for a period of five years before his appointment. In attendance at the short ceremony was his wife and fellow Magistrate Brigitte Confait, a court official, and the […]

Judiciary March 2022 Newsletter Out Now

Our latest newsletter for March 2022 is now out, click here to read the PDF. 

Longstanding Secretary of the Employment Tribunal, Michel Valentin, Retires

Mr. Michel Valentin, Secretary of the Employment Tribunal, is retiring after dedicating 41 years in the Public Sector. The Judiciary’s management team and Employment Tribunal staff hosted a farewell lunch for Mr. Valentin on Wednesday 16 March 2022 in honor of his service and to celebrate the time he worked at this institution. Mr. Valentin […]

Judiciary and Relevant Stakeholders Discuss Mutual Legal Assistance Matters

As the world has become more interconnected, a plethora of opportunities to commit crimes and evade accountability have increased. Besides being transnational, crime has also moved from being physical to finding its place on the internet through the use of technology. As such, it becomes vital that criminal justice systems adapt to these changes and […]

Judiciary celebrates Women’s Day through staff appreciation

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” The Constitution of Seychelles provides an excellent legal framework within which our other laws exist. It founds this country on respect for the equality and dignity of human beings, stating that ‘every person has a right to be treated with […]

Judiciary hands over special collect to Association of Persons with Hearing Impairments and recognizes Choir members

The Judiciary hosted a short ceremony at the Palais de Justice on Thursday 3 March 2022 to hand over the special collect which was done during the church service for the Reopening of the Courts ceremony in January 2022. The Association for Persons with Hearing Impairments was the chosen non-governmental organization to benefit from this […]

Tamara Christen Takes Her Oaths

Tamara Claudia Christen took her oath before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Thursday  24 February 2022. She will now be able to perform duties as a Notary.

Chief Justice hosts the Human Dignity Trust for courtesy visit

The The Human Dignity Trust (HDT), who is assisting the Office of the Attorney General since 2019 in drafting localised legislation to protect vulnerable groups against hate crimes, visited Chief Justice Rony Govinden for a courtesy call on Monday 21 February 2022 during their weeklong visit to Seychelles. The Chief Justice stressed the importance of […]

New Court Interpreters Take Their Oaths

Three new court interpreters took their oaths of office before Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Monday 14 February 2022. Anifa Therese Carobert, Ella Annie Vidot, and Sylvie Emma Rose took the oaths during a short ceremony in the Chief Justice’s chambers.

New Principal State Counsel Takes Oath

Muhammad Danyel Saley took his oath of office before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Wednesday 9 February 2022. He will be serving as a Principal State Counsel in the office of the Attorney General. The ceremony took place in the Chief Justice’s chambers in the presence of the Attorney General Frank Ally, and Mr. […]

Vanessa Gill Takes Her Oaths

Vanessa Gill took her oath before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Monday 7 February 2022. She will now be able to perform duties as a Notary. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Commercial Law, and an LLM in International Commercial Law. She completed her pupilage at law firm Georges and Co. The […]

Audric Govinden and Shantana Barbe called to the Bar as Attorney at Law

Audric Govinden and Shatana Barbe were both called to the Bar before Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Tuesday 1 February 2022 in court room 1. Audric Govinden completed his two year pupillage from 1 January 2020 – January 2022 at Seychambers with René Durup. Civil law is his preferred area of practice. Shantana Barbe completed […]

Commencement of the Bar Vocational Course for aspiring lawyers in March 2022

The Judiciary of Seychelles is announcing that the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) for 2022 will commence on 7 March, 2022. The BVC is designed to give students the necessary foundation in the Seychelles legal system and laws to enable them to increase their chances of passing the Bar Exam. This is the examination all law […]

Nissa Thompson called to the Bar as Attorney at Law

Nissa Thompson was called to the Bar before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and Judge David Esparon on Tuesday 25 January 2022 in court room 1. Mrs. Thompson started her pupillage at the Attorney General’s Office in January 2020. She is best known for her work in the Anti Money Laundering and International Cooperation Unit in […]

Internal renovations of Palais de Justice building begin

Members of the public going by the Palais de Justice building would have noticed visual improvements of the exteriors as the Judiciary began the beautification project in October 2021; work is now underway to improve the interiors as well. Renovations of the Palais de Justice’s courtrooms, judges’ chambers, and office spaces have officially begun as […]

Two new Pupil State Counsels take their oaths

Ketlynn Hilary Marie and Shireen Judith Elsie Denys have taken their oaths on Thursday 20 January 2022 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden. In attendance was also the Attorney General, Mr. Frank Ally.   Both will be taking the role of Pupil State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office. The short ceremony held in the Chief […]

Amendments to the Civil Code of Seychelles training

Justices, Judges, Magistrates, and legal researchers of the Judiciary participated in a full day training session on  7 January 2022 to become more familiar with the amendments made to the Civil Code of Seychelles. The training hosted on Judiciary premises at the Palais de Justice, was led by lawyer and member of the National Assembly, […]

“Embracing Change”: Judiciary’s Theme for 2022 at Reopening of the Courts Ceremony

The Reopening of the Courts ceremony on Monday 10 January 2022 was marked by a church service at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, followed by the Chief Justice Rony Govinden delivering his speech for the year under the theme, “Embracing Change” chosen by the Judiciary. It was the first time that the President of the […]

December Judiciary Newsletter Released

We are pleased to share with you the second edition of our bi-monthly Judiciary newsletter, which aims to provide a brief overview of the institution’s updates, events, and staff news. This month’s newsletter editorial tackles the subject of legal aid, from its purpose to implementation and – in some instances – its abuse. Click here […]

Judiciary makes contribution to Cancer Concern Association

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2021, the Judiciary circulated a collection box for any staff compelled to make a donation to the Cancer Concern Association, who contributes financially to cancer patients and their families. A handing over of the funds was made by the Public Relations office and Finance Department of […]

Four Lawyers Admitted As Attorney At Law

Lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office Joshua Revera,  Evelyne Almeida, lawyer Annalise Bonnelame from the law firm Pardiwalla Twomey Lablache, and lawyer Ryan Laporte who worked at AG’s office then did his pupillage with Samanthan Aglae and Mr Rajasundaram, have been admitted as Attorneys At Law in a ceremony before the Chief Justice on Wednesday […]

Natasha Burian Sworn In as New Master of the Supreme Court

Her Worship Mrs. Natasha Burian has been appointed as Master of the Supreme Court of Seychelles on Friday 12 November 2021 in a ceremony at State House following recommendations made by the Constitutional Appointments Authority to the President of the Republic as provided for in Article 127 of the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles. […]

Mohamed Ibrahim Appointed as Assistant State Counsel

The Attorney General’s office has appointed lawyer Mohamed Ibrahim as State Counsel. Ibrahim took his oath before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden on Tuesday 9 November 2021 in his chambers in the presence of the Registrar of the Supreme Court and lawyer George Thatchett from the Attorney General’s office. Mohamed Ibrahim has over ten years […]

Corrine Rose Admitted As Attorney At Law

Corrine Hilary Bernadette Rose was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony on Tuesday 2 November 2021 in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff. Rose has a law degree and completed her two year pupillage which started in October 2019 doing […]

First Judiciary Newsletter Launched

We are pleased to release our first Judiciary Newsletter, which aims to give a brief and regular update to our internal team and to our stakeholders on our events, initiatives, and information about our institution. This bi-monthly publication also includes a list of lawyers and their license to practice status for the public to refer […]

Michelle Marguerite Admitted As Attorney at Law

Michelle Sharon Marguerite was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony on Thursday 26 August 2021 in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff. Marguerite acquired a Law degree by online correspondence studies at the University of London, and passed the Bar […]

Ananth Subramanian Takes Oath As New Magistrate

Ananth Subramanian, who has worked as an Assistant Principal State Counsel since January 2011 in the Attorney General’s Office, took his oath today as a new Magistrate. The short ceremony took place this morning 20 August 2021 in the Chief Justice’s chambers in the presence of the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, some Supreme Court Judges, […]

Emily Gonthier Admitted As Attorney at Law

Emily Gonthier was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony on Friday 13 August 2021 in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff. Ms. Gonthier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Management from the University of Mauritius, a Masters in International […]

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 […]

Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey receives Franco-German Human Rights Prize for her work in the protection of minors

Justice of the Court of Appeal and Chairperson of the Child Law Reform Committee Dr. Mathilda Twomey received a Franco-German human rights award on Friday 30 July 2021 in recognition of her work towards the defense of victims of sexual abuse, especially minors. Mathilda Twomey said she would use the prize and her platform to […]

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.

Wendy Pierre Admitted As Attorney At Law

Wendy Pierre was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff last week. Pierre had previously worked on the legal and compliance aspects of the financial services sector of the Seychelles International Business Authority (SIBA) […]

New Pupil Admitted as Attorney at Law

Mrs. Aishah Molle was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff. Mrs. Molle is a State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office who studied at Staffordshire University. She started her pupilage in May 2019 […]

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 […]

Court of Appeal commemorates the late Jacques Hodoul

The Court of Appeal held a short commemoration in honor of the late Jacques Hodoul on Thursday 13 May. Jacques Hodoul was appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2005, a post he held until retirement. He was also a teacher, lawyer, held a few ministerial portfolios and had an active political career. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Supreme Court Receives Abstract Painting Depicting Colors of Seychelles Flag

The Palais de Justice lobby is now a little brighter thanks to a generous donation from artist Paolo Chionni, also known in the art world as Kipao, who gifted the Judiciary one of his paintings. The large artwork measuring 120cm x 240cm donated to the Judiciary is entitled “Flag”, and comprises of colors of both […]

For Peace, Cultivate Justice – Highlights from Chief Justice Ronny Govinden’s Speech for Soft Opening of Courts

The Chief Justice Ronny Govinden addressed attendees of the soft reopening of courts on Monday 15 February, comprised of Justices, Judges, Magistrates, few court staff, and the media in Court Room 1, including all watching live on television and online. Chief Justice Govinden stressed on the theme chosen for the year, “Our cry is that […]

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 […]

RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 COMMUNITY OUTBREAK

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 […]

Seychelles Child Law Reform Commission completes review of Penal Code and will propose new sexual offences law with enhanced protections for children

The following note provides an update on the work undertaken by the Seychelles Child Law Reform Committee since its establishment in June 2020, and its plans for 2021. This note has been prepared by the Chairperson of the Child Law Reform Committee (CLRC), Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey, and Alan Wallis, Head of the CLRC Technical […]

Know Your Rights (Konn ou drwa) – Judiciary partners with newspaper to release weekly educational material

The Judiciary has partnered with NATION newspaper, who is sponsoring a column each week, to help promote and raise public awareness on the various courts and people’s rights when bringing cases forward to the different Courts and Tribunals. These include the Employment Tribunal, Family Tribunal, Juvenile Court, Rent Board, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and […]

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 […]

New Magistrates Court Building Now Operational

The new Magistrates Court building on Ile du Port is now operational. All courtrooms for Magistrate court hearings and Employment Tribunal cases will now take place in these premises. The Family Tribunal however remains in the Supreme Court Annex building on the left.

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 [...]

Citizens Engagement and Democracy Platforms React to Outgoing Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey’s Farewell Speech

Below are the comments and reactions from two non-governmental entities on outgoing Chief Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey's farewell speech made on Wednesday 30 September at the Supreme Court. The speech is entitled 'Kouraz mon pei' (Courage my country) and can be read in full here. Reaction from the Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles The Citizens Engagement [...]

Achievements and Work in Progress within the Judiciary

The Judiciary hosted a press conference on Monday 28 September to highlight the work undertaken over the last five years with its achievements and work that is still left to be done. This was hosted ahead of Dr. Mathilda Twomey completing her five year mandate as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. While the media's [...]

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 […]

Kouraz, mon pei (Courage my country) – Farewell speech by Chief Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey for the ceremonial sitting in her honour

In her candid address, Dr Mathilda Twomey delivered a farewell speech which paints a detailed picture of Seychelles’ current social and political landscape. Through this analysis of her 5 years as Chief Justice of the Republic of Seychelles, she made five firm calls to action. Speaking to the attendees of government officials and dignitaries, Judges […]

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 […]

COVID-19: Infection Prevention training for Judiciary staff

Nursing Officer Rhonda Burka, Dr Prisca Owiti, and Nursing Officer Rita Jean at the Supreme Court Nursing Officers Rita Jean and Rhonda Burka from the Infection Prevention Control Unit leading a training in the Judiciary auditorium Major infection prevention strategies for the workplace were shared with Judiciary staff on Tuesday 4 August through a half-day […]

Project Management Committee and Media Visit the Upcoming Magistrates Court Building

The Joint Project Management Committee (JPMC) charged to oversee construction of the upcoming, state of the art Magistrates Court building met on site on Thursday 30 July to assess its progress.  The new building will house the Magistrates’ Court, Family Tribunal, Employment Tribunal, Rent Board and Juvenile Courts. It includes major features such as ramps […]

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 […]

15 JULY 2020 – Face masks and thermometers gifted to the Judiciary by the Indian Association and Indian High Commission

Sample of all medical equipment His Excellency The Indian High Commissioner (Retired General) Dalbir Singh Suhag Chairperson of the Association Jamshed Pardiwall, Indian High Commissioner Suhag, and Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey examining some of the medical equipment Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey addressing the delegation from the Indian Association of Seychelles Previous Next A stock of […]

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 […]

18 JUNE 2020 – JUDICIARY CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY IN CONVERSATION WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

On 17 June 2020, in celebration of Constitution Day, the Judiciary hosted “A Conversation with Children: Article 31 – Children’s Rights Under the Seychelles Constitution”. The Judiciary hosted a discussion between children from schools across Mahe and a panel of experts comprising of: Chief Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey Ambassador, Dr. Erna H. Athanasius, Chairperson of […]

12 JUNE 2020: EVENT- CONSTITUTION DAY 2020 – 17 JUNE 2020 – THE RIGHT OF THE CHILD

10 JUNE 2020 – CHIEF JUSTICE MATHILDA TWOMEY APPOINTED AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE CHILD LAW REFORM COMMITTEE

On 21 April 2020, the President of Seychelles convened an urgent inter-governmental meeting to discuss child protection matters in Seychelles. Following the meeting, a High-Level Committee to address Child Protection Matters (the High-Level Committee) was set up comprising of representatives from a number of government departments. The High-Level Committee was tasked with preparing recommendations to [...]

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 [...]

30 APRIL 2020: PHASED RE-OPENING OF THE COURTS OF SEYCHELLES/ PROSEDIR ATRAVER BANN STAZ GRADYEL POU RE-OUVER BANN LAKOUR SESEL

30 April 2020 - Announcement: Phased re-opening of the Courts of Seychelles In consultation with Ministry of Health and Department of Risk and Disaster Management, the Judiciary has developed a plan for its phased re-opening. Over the next seven weeks the courthouses will be reopened in four phases: Weeks 1 & 2: 4th May – [...]

24 APRIL 2020: JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE SUPREME COURT AND MAGISTRATE’S COURT 

JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE SUPREME COURT AND MAGISTRATE’S COURT  17 – 24 APRIL 2020 Under the current operating procedures of the Supreme Court, Magistrate’s Court and Tribunals that have been implemented in response to COVID-19, decisions of the courts and tribunals are delivered once a week on a Friday until further notice. The following decisions […]

9 APRIL 2020 – COVID-19: COURT AND TRIBUNAL OPERATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

9 APRIL 2020: PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT COVID-19: Court and Tribunal Operations (updated 9 April 2020) Adopted: 16 March 2020 Updated: 23 March 2020 Updated: 27 March 2020 Updated 9 April 2020   On 16 March 2020, following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases in Seychelles, the Judiciary of Seychelles adopted a number of precautionary measures to reduce [...]

3 APRIL 2020: JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, SUPREME COURT, MAGISTRATE’S COURT AND TRIBUNALS

JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, SUPREME COURT, MAGISTRATE’S COURT AND TRIBUNALS 3 April 2020 Under the current operating procedures of the Supreme Court, Magistrate’s Court and Tribunals that have been implemented in response to COVID-19, decisions of the courts and tribunals are delivered once a week on a Friday until further notice. The following […]

27 MARCH 2020: JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/ RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, SUPREME COURT, MAGISTRATE’S COURT AND TRIBUNALS

JUDGMENTS/ORDERS/RULINGS DELIVERED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, SUPREME COURT, MAGISTRATE’S COURT AND TRIBUNALS 27 MARCH 2020 Under the current operating procedures of the Supreme Court, Magistrate’s Court and Tribunals that have been implemented in response to COVID-19, decisions of the courts and tribunals are delivered once a week on a Friday until further notice. The following [...]

Judiciary of Seychelles launches new Website

MEDIA RELEASE Launch of Judiciary Website and Library Reopening 10 March 2020 On 10 March 2020 the Judiciary of Seychelles launched its new website: www.judiciary.sc The website seeks to be a resource and guide for all court users. The site will be the central repository for information about the judiciary, and information created by the [...]

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Francis MacGregor Retires

‘Never walk alone,’ Judge Macgregor tells Seychelles’ Court of Appeal as he retires (Source: Seychelles News Agency) Never walk alone’ were the parting words of Judge Francis Macgregor to his colleagues as the President of Seychelles’ Court of Appeal retired from the bench. A farewell ceremonial sitting was held at the Palais de Justice on Monday for Justice Macgregor, [...]

Judiciary releases 2018/2019 Report

On 10 January 2020, the Judiciary released its 2018/2019 Report. The Judiciary Report contains details of activities undertaken, developments and case statistics. Download the 2018/2019 Report: Judiciary Report 2018/2019 Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey in  the foreword to the Judiciary Report said the following: The preparation of the Judiciary Report forces the Judiciary to step back [...]

Chief Justice Twomey formally Opens the Courts of Seychelles under the theme Courage and Commitment

PRESS RELEASE   “Courage and Commitment” -  Speech by Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey on the Occasion of the Re-opening of the Courts On the occasion of the re-opening of the Courts on 10 January 2020, Chief Justice Twomey urged judges and lawyers to practice courage and commitment in their work; these are the chosen themes [...]

Seychelles Judiciary hosts Southern African Chief Justices Forum

From 27 to 30 October 2019 the Judiciary of Seychelles hosted the Southern African Chief Justices Forum Conference and Annual General Meeting (SACJF 2019) welcoming 90 delegates from 13 countries During this time, the Judiciary also hosted the Southern African Judicial Administrators Association (SAJAA) Annual Conference. SACJF is a multinational forum of Chief Justices and […]