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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]