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 […]

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 […]


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 […]