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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]