Cedric Gustave Dodin was born at Anse Boileau, Mahe, Seychelles, on the 11th March, 1965. The 4th of 11 children, he attended the Anse Boileau Primary School from 1972 to 1977 when he qualified for a government scholarship to Seychelles College for Secondary Education. From 1981 to 1982 he spent two years of National Youth Service before resuming studies at the Seychelles Polytechnic where he obtained Cambridge “O” Levels in English, French and Mathematics and “A” Levels in English, French and History. Judge Dodin was enrolled at the Polytechnic of Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England (now a University) to read law in 1986 on a British Council Scholarship and Graduated in 1989 with LLB (Hon) Degree.
He returned to Seychelles and worked as Assistant State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers and after completing the Bar examinations, worked as State Counsel and Registrar-General until January, 2004 when he was appointed Ombudsman. Judge Dodin was appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles on 15th February, 2010.
During the course of his career, he held the offices of Chairman of the Children’s Board from 1994 to 1998, Chairman of the Family Tribunal from 1999 to 2003, Chairman of the Employment Advisory Board from 1993 to 2003, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission from 2009 to 2010, Member of the Public Officers Ethics Commission from 2008 to 2010 and Member of the Humanitarian Law Committee from 2004 to 2010. Judge Dodin was also a Delegate to the Constitutional Commission which drafted the current Constitution of the Third Republic of Seychelles and a member of the Constitutional Revision Committee appointed by the President of the Republic in 2008. Judge Dodin is married and lives at Beau Vallon, Mahe, Seychelles with his wife Beryl and their two sons Joshua and Dylan.