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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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