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

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 [...]